Birthday Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

29 March, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

I’m often asked to make some cards to order – and today I have two birthday cards to share. The first one is for a man who loves jazz:

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I used my all-time favourite Vintage Romance collection because of the handsome guy image and for me classic jazz is those handsome guys in smart suits ūüėČ Although other images in the collection are rather referring to cars, I still used a car advert that I partly covered to reveal only the club name – sounds jazzy enough to me ūüėČ

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As I said, the collection doesn’t have any music motives, but I used stamps and washi tape to add some tunes and the piano keyboard, and then a chipboard saxophone to match the card theme:

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I cut some tags from paper scraps and made a music record from cardstock:

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And so I made this romantic collection fit into a jazz theme :)

The other card is a complete change of theme :) It’s the first birthday card for a cute little lady:

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For this one I used the refreshed Sofiero collection as I chose a soft pink and green palette. I’m so happy to be able to layer the Monochrome papers and not to cover beautiful patterns! Plus, I didn’t need to search for matching colours :)

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I added some little flowers and stamped and die-cut the sentiment, also using the Monochrome paper:

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I stamped and coloured the girl image in matching colours:

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But there’s some more to the card: I included the girl’s name too and made the card into an easel form:

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I really like the way the soft colours and delicate flower pattern go together with glitter and the stamp!

 

Here’s what I used to make them:

Other: stamps: Nellie Snellen, Gstamps, Lemonade; dies: Spellbinders, Crealies, Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone.

 

And which card do you like more? :)

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“Love you to the moon and back” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

28 March, 2017 - , ,

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A big big welcome back to the home of Maja Design.  Today I have for you my next Maja Design Team creation.

It was so exciting to hear that “Soferio” an¬†old favourite was being reprinted into a new edition with an additional Die Cut Sheet and Monochromes.

¬†Can’t wait to share with you my next creation but until then I¬†present to you

“Love you to the moon and back”……..

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¬†As soon as I saw this first sheet of the collection called Strolling down the rose path, I instantly knew that this was where I would start. I teamed it with “Enjoying the fragrance” to create this lolly coloured layout of my gorgeous girl.

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My starting point for this layout was to stamp and stencil with texture paste the background of Enjoying the fragrance. I have used Distress Ink Ground Espresso with a 49andMarket Stamp – Ethereal Stamp Set.¬† The edges of the paper were also stamped and powder embossed with another 49andMarket Stamp Set called Gabi’s Line Stitch . Once this was heat set I cut a wavy pattern from around the stamped image and then backed this to¬†Enjoying the fragrance bs.

 

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My photo was matted using pieces from the 6 x 6 paper pack of the same papers. They are so darn cute perfect for matting this sizing of photos.

As you can see above I have also tucked in some small snippets of miscellaneous lace I found sitting on my desk.

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My photo and paper matting were sat upon some Dusty Attic chipboards that I put together to make a unique heart shape frame. These chipboards were gessoed and then inked randomly with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I also rubbed a little Liquid Pearl “Blush” over and around the edges to pick up on the pink shades from the papers.

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My Dusty Attic title “Love you to the moon and back” is a very special saying that my gorgeous girl and I have used for each other for as long as I remember. So it was only fitting to use it here. This was dressed in Finnabairs Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle. Once it was dried I rubbed in some of the Blush Liquid Pearls and then rubbed over the textures with a little more of the Distress Ink.

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My clusters of flowers that I have used here are the newest of the 49andMarket collections.

Shimmer and Shine in both the Blush and Ivory Melange. They compliment these papers perfectly!

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And one more sneak peek!

For your convenience I have made a full and complete list of the materials used for this creation below.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today. As I said before I have another coming up using this same beautiful beautiful collection.

I can’t wait to share it with you! Until then happy scrapping.

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Materials List

Sofiero New Edition – Enjoying the lovely fragrance SOF-616

Sofiero New Edition – Strolling down the Rose path SAF-615

Dusty Attic – “Love you to the moon and back” DA1190

Dusty Attic – Fancy Accent #1 – DA1623A

Dusty Attic Corner Swirl #1 DA1574

Dusty Attic Ornate Corner #DA0465

Dusty Attic- Mini Chains – DA04058

Dusty Attic – Criss Cross Stencil

Dusty Attic – Pearls DA

Miscellaneous Coloured Pearls

49andMarket – Gabrielle Pollacco – Gabi’s Ethereal Stamp Set

49andMarket Gabi’s Line Stitch Stamp Set

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Blush Melange

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Ivory Melange

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Blush Jardin

Lace – Miscellaneous Pieces

Distress Ink Ground Espresso

Ranger Texture Paste

Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle

Finnabair – Art Basics – Heay Gesso

Liquid Pearls – Blush

Versa Mark Ink

Embossing Powder – Seafoam

Sweet Layout by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

26 March, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone,

Its Keren here with a new layout for the Maja Design blog using the Sofiero collection.

I love the softness of this collection and I used some pastel flowers to match the background.

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I used some Prima Art stones and Dress my craft sequins to create texture in the background.

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Here is the Sofiero collection

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and the paper I used for my layout:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog

Have a Wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ‚Äč Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Happiness

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

24 March, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Spring is in the air and I love it….it’s my favorite time in the year because now summer is really nearby. I really enjoyed the latest mood board from Maja Design did you already enter the challenge? If not I will have some inspiration for you using the beautiful mood board. It has beautiful greens and blues in it and such a romantic vibe….that I really enjoyed creating this layout as I do with all of my Maja Design projects.

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I cut the The magnificent Flowerstreet bs sheet in half and placed it on top of the 6th of March bs sheet! Then I added some sprays, stamps and paste on my layout. All the chipboard pieces are by Dusty Attic and I gessod them all, and some of them I embossed and others I added some rust past & mini prills on.

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The flowers I used are by several manufacturers. I really loved the text on the mood board that’s why I added it on my work in papers strips that I just printed out on my computer. I won a wonderful prize last month at a challenge site with all 13 Arts products and the hugh glass circle I added on top of the “happiness” disk is one of them.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of March bs {my b-day} Sofiero: The elegant Wine house, The magnificent Flowerstreet bs and Monochromes-shades of Sofiero: Mono Air Sky bs

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, have a lovely weekend….. love <3

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Spring is in the Air !

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

23 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a gift set.  Spring is in the air Рdefinitely ! I made this project inspired by the view outside my windows. Take a look, please :

Gift setI started to create my project by choosing a perfect paper. Colourful and sweet :)

Gift SetThis time my notebook is simple. Without the flowers and many add-ons on the top ¬†it’s easier to carry¬†and use every day.

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Gift SetGift SetGift setHope you like my project. If you have any question – do not hesitate, just ask me :) Have a lovely day, Paulina

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