Best Wishes Balloons

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 October, 2019 - , ,

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

What I love about the crafting community is that it brings together creative people willing to share their talent and support other crafters worldwide. I found some of my best friends through crafting sites and even though we’ve never met in person I feel I can rely upon them and they can really brighten my day. In my last post I shared a welcome baby card that featured a shaker element and I complained about how tiresome it was to build up the shaker window edge. And then in the comments I found a very useful tip that Maryann Laursen shared – using craft foam to die cut the shape. And that was it! Why did I never think of that? 😀

As you can see, I used a slightly more complicated shape to cut, but with the foam it was pretty easy to do and I only needed two pieces to make a decently deep window. So much easier than using foam squares or glueing at least 8 layers of paper! Then I traced the shape on the acetate with a permanent marker and cut it out by hand (now I found that diecutting acetate makes it crack like glass, and besides, craft foam die cuts a bit larger shape than paper due to its elasticity) and then for the top layer I used glitter craft foam:

I used the Celebration collection with the Monochromes papers too as I didn’t want to distract the eye with a pattern. I decorated the balloon with flowers and added some liquid enamel dots for more texture in the background:

I filled the shaker window with sequins of various colours and shapes and added some microbeads:

I was so happy with this new easy technique for shaker cards that I made another card of the same design and using the same papers, but in a more masculine colours:

This time I used a delicate stripes pattern for the background and added pieces of washi tapes to add some interest.

And I really want to give Maryann Laursen a shout-out here. If you go through the posts on our blog, you will barely see one she didn’t comment on! She is a lovely person who is always ready to appreciate creative work and share her knowledge too. Maryann – thank you for being such a loyal Maja Design fan, these cards are for you 🙂

Here is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; balloon die, washi tape: Action; sequins, wax string: my stash

 

That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

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Christmas Mitten Mouse Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 October, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here to share Maja Design’s newest collections; Holiday in the Alps and coordinating Monochrome papers, Shades of the Alps.
Just in time for the coming holiday season!  This is a rich and wonderful collection with gorgeous Christmas and winter images and patterns.  And true to Maja Design’s unique style, this collection can be used through the year because the B side of the papers are classic patterns.
Below is an image of the Holiday In the Alps and Monochrome -Shades of the Alps collections.  These are the papers I used from the 6×6 paper pad:
Mittens
Winterdays
A New Year
Snowflakes
The darling Christmas Mitten Mouse is from Spellbinders and is a perfect set to showcase the beautiful patterns of the new collection.
I also embellished the card with tiny sequins and beads from Buttons Galore.

 

Here is a close up of card, showing the details in the patterns.

 

Thank you for stopping.
Holiday In the Alps and Monochrome -Shades of the Alps collections are shipping now to retailers all over the world.    Please use the Store Finder link to help you shop.
 
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When leaves are falling

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2019 - , , ,

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Hello creative friends!

Fall is knocking on your door, finally, you feel like saying, after months of heat and drought.
At the begin of October, the summer heat gradually gives way to cooler autumn time,
which cobers the landscape in spectacular wonderful colours.
 
Time to walk in the woods and rustle through the foliage.

 I used a background paper ‘The great Nature’ from the collection  Enjoying Outdoors’.

 

I love this nature feeeling with delicate leaves motifs, Simply adorable!!

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The great nature

Beautiful Trees

 

Garden creatures

 

Tags & Journaling cards

 

some close up’s

 

Have you seen our amazing Moodboard this month?

I hope I could inspire you to create your very own autumn feelings project!

 Thanks so much for your visit!

Kerstin

 

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In the waiting room

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

16 October, 2019 -

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Hi everyone! I am back after some problems with my computer, but now it is fixed and as good as it gets. I made two cards with the gorgeous (and maybe my favorite collection) Summertime papers.  I just love the red and pink papers, so beautiful!

This card is a frame card, where I have made a frame, and put it on a card. I have used Malins tutorial. But I have started with a Bazzill Vanilla papers measuring 19 x 19 cm. Then scored it twice at one cm. The “frame” is measuring 3 cm. You will get this when you look at Malins tutorial 😉 The middle of the frame is measuring 9 x 9 cm.

As you can see we are at the doctors waiting room. Maybe you have had a toothache so bad that you went to the doctor as Tilda here has? Or is it the hospital? Anyway the nurse is ready to help them both 🙂

The flowers (Waterlilies) are also made with the lovely papers from the Summertime Collection. The images, dies and text are from Magnolia.

I have coloured the images with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja blog today!

With love,

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Autumn card

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Posted by Kavi Tha

14 October, 2019 - ,

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Hello Friends,

Kavitha here,today i  share a autumn card using gorgeous “Walking in the forest” collection.I love the warm tones of  this collection which is perfect for making fall theme projects.As always i used lots of elements like die cuts,chipboards,fussy cut elements and lots of flwoers to build my layers and added lots of details.

Paper used:

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Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting

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