It’s your day!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

10 June, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! I amback with a green card for today. And I have used some papers from this stunning collection!!

The sweet image from Magnolia and the Country Girl is coloured in the same colours as the papers. I have used Distress Ink for my colouring.

The flowers are made with Magnolia dies and Foamiran from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I have used Fika papers for the tassels aswell. And you can see that I have sewed around the edges of the paper.

Some banners on the top, between the butterflies.The text is from Stempelglede. And this card has been published in the April issue of Ett Trykk.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog for inspiration!

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Snowman SnowGlobe Shaker Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 June, 2018 -

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Jennifer Snyder here sharing winter fun with an adorable snowman snow globe card.
I realize it’s summer, and the snow is finally gone – but I really do love snowmen and snow globes.   Plus when I add a shaker card, I’m loving life.
Here are the papers I used from the Vintage Winter collection by Maja Design:
Hej-mitt-vinterland
Fun in the Snow
Winter Joy
The snow globe was created using the cool die from Spellbinders and Becca Feeken.  The snowman is also a Spellbinders die.
To assemble the card, I cut the sweet snowman from the Vintage Winter collection and glued him to the side of the shaker snow globe.

 

Here is a quick 30 second video showing the snow globe shaker card in motion.
I just love making shaker cards.

 

The die has many pieces – meaning many layers to assemble in order to create the dimensional look.
My snowballs are actually little foam balls.   They work perfectly here.

 

I wanted the snow to shake and fall around the snowman and be a bit more dimensional.
In order to do that, I have provided my “sandwich” – describing the way I created the layers.
You can see a close up of the layers in the image below.

 

On the second side of the shaker card, I cut the image of the little boy throwing snowballs from the Maja Design paper.   Perfect for my card.

Thanks for stopping here to see my winter creation.  Now back to Summer….
Happy Crafting.
 
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Find yourself and be that

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Posted by Lenet Mos

7 June, 2018 -

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Hello sweet Maja fans

Here I am again and this time I bring you a tag/label inspired by the moodboard of this month.

I am so in love with the colors , freshness and theme of this one I had to create another project using it.

I really really love my Maja papers and so safe every little snippet, call me crazy but I just do . I hate trowing them a way.

All that saving gives me a lot of leftovers, so I set myself a challenge to every time I create something I must create something else with the leftovers.

So I made this tag with the snippets I had left from the layout I made for the moodboard challenge.

I also used the little chipboard bricks from the wall thing ( sorry have no idea how to call it) I used on my layout to make a new wall.

I found this inspiring  quote /saying on a sheet of word stickers from  7 dots studio . I can relate to it so now my label got a nice spot in my craftroom where I can see it often.

Hope you like my  label/tag and maybe I even gave you some more inspiration to join us at the moodboard challenge. Hope to see you there.

The chippies I used are from scrappiniec, the flower from prima , lace and ribbon from my stash, doily is a die from studiolight .

I used left overs from Vintage spring basics 4th of april 10th of march and Sofiero Princess Margareta’s garden.

Thank you very much for visiting,  please come back tomorrow to see another creation of one of the Maja Girls.

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Smiley

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Posted by Maja Nowak

6 June, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog 🙂

Today I have a layout to share, featuring a photo of my younger son with his signature look, that is smiling widely 🙂

Since the moment he was born he was a very joyful child, always positive and ready to play. When I look through our family album, on almost all photos he looks like this:

Of course, there are moments of a worse mood, especially now that he is in his early teens, but if I were to characterise him in one word, that would be “smiley” 🙂 And I wanted to document this in my layout.

For my page I used one of our older Christmas collections, I Wish (I always use Christmas papers for non-holiday projects, usually the papers are too beautiful to use them once a year! 🙂 ) The design is very simple: just a couple of banners, some buttons and the title made of chipboard sticker alphabet:

I also added some stamping in the background:

In the flwoer cluster I put a clay face that looks very similar to my boy’s smile 🙂

I do hope my son would always have a reason to smile!

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Tim Holtz; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; molds: Prosvet; art clay: Martha Stewart; cotton ribbon: Prima; buttons Dovecraft, glitter ink: 13@rts.

And that’s all for today, see you soon!

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June Mood Board Challenge

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Posted by Marie

5 June, 2018 - ,

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Hello,
June is here and that means it’s time for a new Mood board!

For me this board is all about that lovely feeling of a perfect morning. What comes up in your mind? We would love to see your interpretation of the June Mood Board, so head for your craft stash and be creative. Send us your entry by July 8th and you have the chance to win a MajaDesign collection of your own choice.

This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog on the 10th of July.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Tuesday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice.

We need your entry by July 8th at the latest.

 

Our amazing Creative Team have made some stunning pieces for you to be inspired by, enjoy:

Pascale B.

Mary Catt

Lenet Mos

Tina Ollett

Elena Olinievich

Evgenia Petzer

Kerstin-Inga Peters

Jennifer Snyder

 

Happy crafting!

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