Life by the Sea – Summer Cards

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

23 June, 2020 -

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 Hello crafty friends.  Jennifer Snyder here today with some all purpose cards for the summer.  And the perfect Maja Design papers for the summer?  yep, Life by the Sea.
This collection has always been one of my favorite classic collections.
This collection is also wonderful for creating projects with layers.

The papers used are :

Navigate
Landmark
The East Coast
Marina Hovering
These two cards also feature chipboard from Creative Embellishments.
  
The treatment on the chipboard is simple.  I added white acrylic paint to a dry sea sponge and dabbed the chipboard.  The sea sponge has an irregular surface with holes here and there much like Swiss cheese.  The irregular surface allows the paint to be dabbed softly without full coverage like a paint brush would.
Thanks so stopping here today.  Happy crafting.
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Lavender Garden

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 June, 2020 - , , , ,

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Welcome Maja friends!

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout to a natural garden theme.

I love this time in my garden when the lavender is in bloom and it’s a beautiful characteristic

 because the dried lavender flowers keep their scent for an extremely long time.

They are ideal for decoration, potpourris and to fill sachets.

  

 I used the paper sheet ‘Lace’ from the – Denim & Girls – paper collection as background and some cut outs from Vintage Spring Basics collection.  Matching the nature theme I added some chipboards from Dusty Attic, some remnants of lace & jute, sisal, dried & artificial lavender flowers and branches to the mixed media layout.

Lace

 

Floral top bs

 

Tight fit bs

 

Days to remember (Vintage Spring Basics)

 

some close up’s

 

The background was created with some diluted acrylic paints and some Lavinia stamps.

 here I used the ‘Juliette Balcony’ – a chipboard from Dusty Attic

in weathered wood optic made with a crackle medium and distress inks

 Thanks for your visit!

Wish you a good time!

Kerstin

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Precious

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 June, 2020 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

As I think it’s quite beneficial for both personal and creative development, from time to time I decide to step outside my comfort zone and try something I haven’t tried yet or I don’t like. And today I bring you the result for the latter: a layout featuring my not-so-favourite colour palette of orange paired with purple.

For this self-challenge I used a photo of my goddaughter taken soon after she was born. I used the Little Street Cafe collection that offers some beautiful orange patterns and eased the pain with a bit of purple and kraft brown. The photo has a rustic feel, so I added a tag cut out of burlap paper, but added a gold filigree panel to relate to the title too 🙂

I also added a couple more of tags and a lot of flowers to decorate the photo, as well as a guardian angel to protect the baby 🙂

The title is arranged with cardboard letters that together with a clock button add to the rustic climate:

Apart from the gold panel, there are some opalescent sequins to add glam on the other hand:

Although it’s not my colour combo of voluntary choice, I still like the way the page turned out. What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Cherry Lynn Designs, Crea-Lies; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Fabrika Dekoru; resin angel: Prima; sequins: my stash.

Do you leave your comfort zone sometimes? Do you like the results? Tell me in the comments!

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Celebration Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 June, 2020 -

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Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here with you to share a card made with Maja Design’s Celebration collection.     This is a beautiful collection with an elegance of days long gone.
Here are the sheets used from the Celebration collection :
Ballroom Dancing
Birthday

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This collection always feels exotic and rich,  It’s great for any occasion, but is especially wonderful for masculine cards, weddings and anniversaries.  It’s also perfect all year round.
The die used on this card is from Spellbinders.  It’s absolutely perfect for the collection.

 

 

Thank you for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.
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Exploding boxes

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 June, 2020 -

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Good morning everyone! It is Camilla here today, showing you two boxes I made for baptism. One for a girl and the other for a baby boy. I have decorated the outside and the inside of the boxes with papers from the lovely Vintage Baby collection.

I have cut out all the parts using the Vintage Baby, except from the yellow colour, here I have used a sheet from the Vintage Spring Basics.

The dies used are from Magnolia, and a DooHickey Box. The text is from Stempelglede.

As you can see I have used the strip on the bottom of the MajaDesign pattern papers, and placed it around the top of the box (BABY BABY..).

To make the box I have cut out a Kraft Cardstock measuring 27 x 27 cm. Then I have folded it at 9 cm, 9 cm and 9 cm. And cut it out like you see under.

The vanilla bazzill papers are cut out 8,5 cm x 8,5 cm. Then the pattern papers 8 x 8 cm. I have inked the edges and sewed them together.

In the midle of the box I have placed a image that I have painted with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. I have glued it on a strip of plastic, and then bend it a bit at the end and glued it to the bottom of the box. It almost looks like the baby is flying. I have also cut out two clouds with Maja papers, and fastend them the same way.

At the bottom of the box I have also added some Sisal gras, and flowers from WOC.

The baby boy box are made the same way. Also here I have added a strip from the gorgeous Maja papers on the top of the box.

Here is another image, also from Magnolia, which I have coloured with Distresses.

The inside is decorated with a folder with a paper to write a greeting on. And also a pocket to put the gift in (money).

Here is a close up of the image. Also he is “flying”, as he is fasten to a plastic strip.

Text from Stempelglede: Wish you all the best for the future. I just love the cute paper behind the text.

It was really fun making the two boxes.

Thank you so much visiting the MajaDesign blog!

With love,

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