Today was Just Adorable

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 August, 2022 - ,

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Hello lovely Maja Design friends,

Happy 1st of August I am so grateful you are here with us today, for today I have another layout to share with you. Lately I really love to use a little mixed media on my layouts like combining the very romantic stuff with a darker twist to it. This time I made all the beautiful chipboard pieces black which I later on painted to my likes. For this layout I used a picture of both our kids {Kevin & Abbey} Kevin was reading a book and I thought it was so sweet that I took a picture. 

Today was Just Adorable:

All the pretty chipboard are treated with a layer of black gesso. Then I used several waxes and a dabber brush to make it look like real metal. In the end I added some color with acrylic paints to match my beautiful Maja Design papers. For my layout I have used the “Miles Apart” collection and a new mould to frame my sweet picture with. For the background I have used a stencil and some sprays.

Maja Design papers used:

 

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny week!

Hugs

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Christmas in July – Mix and Match Collections

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

25 July, 2022 -

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Hello Maja Design Friends.  This is Jennifer Snyder sharing Christmas in July created by pairing papers from two different Maja Design collections – Everyday Life and Bohemian Harmony.

It’s true both collections are not holiday themed, but that is the brilliance of Maja Design papers.  They are very versatile.  Here are the sheets used today:

 EveryDay Life Collection “Off to Work”  paired with a sheet from the Bohemian Harmony collection, “Show gratitude”.

Off to work-bs.   Bohemian Harmony - Show gratitude-bs

The die set is from Spellbinders and is a new release to celebrate Christmas in July.  I love the rustic feel from the Maja Design papers.

 

Happy Summer – stay cool and crafty,  friends.

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Wedding Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 July, 2022 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, and welcome to the blog today! 🙂

Summer is traditionally the peak of the wedding season and therefore wedding cards and boxes are always  under construction on my desk 😀 Today I bring you one such box I made using the beautiful Everyday Life collection:

I selected pastel papers for the walls and lid, and also added embossed stripes of paper for more texture – don’t they look great?

On the lid I placed a cluster of flowers in matching colours that surround a stamped and heat-embossed sentiment. The leaves are die-cut from the Monochromes green papers:

For the inner walls of the box I chose the beautiful pastel beige leaves pattern, so perfect for the background! I added pockets for putting money into and also a panel for writing in short wishes:

 

Instead of the usual chipboard cake I put into my wedding boxes, I added a cute bridge with the newlywed couple on it and decorated the scene with mini roses and die-cut leaves:

I’m really happy with the result, the box turned out bright and elegant with pastel colours and pops of bold red both in the paper pattern and the flowers 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone; dies: Spellbinders, Magnolia, CreaLies; stamp: Lemonade.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

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Enjoy Beautiful Moments

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 July, 2022 - ,

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

Our most recently released collection is called Everyday Life, but it is just perfect to keep those special moments too! Here’s a page that I made preserving memories of our first sailing trip:

I chose the beautiful Make Memories sheet for the background and put a wide panel across the middle. Then I added torn strips of papers and tucked chipboard pieces and sequins in between to get a more dimensional effect.

I also applied marine-themed stencil patterns upon the middle panel using two colours of structural paste:

Upon that background I placed the photo, decroating it with flowers, linen knots, colour-stained cheesecloth and artclay anchor painted with acrylic paints:

 

I arranged the title using cut-out words:

 

Although the layout has many layers and embellishments, it’s still flat enough to be framed or stored in an album:

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Creafts, Blue Fern Studios; knots, anchor, mists: Prima Marketing; stencils, chipboard: Agateria; sequins: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

 

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Thank You Teacher Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 June, 2022 -

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

There are several occasions to celebrate in June, like Children’s Day and Father’s Day, but I guess no other June day is so eagerly awaited by so many: the end of the school year 🙂 Apart from marking the beginning of the much-desired summer holidays, it’s also a chance to thank the teachers. And so I made two cards for this occasion to bring to you today 🙂

I used our latest release, the Everyday Life collection. In the first card I used chipboard elements embossed with gold ep – they add elegance to the simple design with the beautiful sunflowers bouquet image. I also added the book image to make the card more “teacherish” 🙂

In the second card I applied a stencil pattern upon the background paper using translucent glitter paste – it added glam and texture while not obscuring the paper pattern. Then I added chipboard pieces and in the centre I put a stamped books image, decorated with the paper-piecing technique:

Even though the cards are layered and dimensional, they’ll still fit into envelopes! 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamp, chipboard pieces, stencil: Agateria; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls: ScrapbBerry’s.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later 🙂

 

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