Sweet Child O’Mine

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 September, 2019 - ,

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

I’m sorry to dissapoint you if you expected some good ol’ rock now – even though I love that Guns’n’Roses’ classic, this post is going to be about a true sweet child of mine 😉

Going through some photos I took just two years ago I’ve been shocked to see how my eldest boy has changed! He’s no longer a sweet kiddo, and although he’s a sweet young man now I still miss that little boy of whom I thought “He’s so big now” while taking that photo… And to embrace the sweetness theme of the layout, I used the Denim&Girls collection to make this layout 🙂

I used scraps of various papers to mat the photo and to hand-cut some tags and banners to decorate it. I added flowers, acrylic gems, sequins and clay embellishments to complete my design. The title is composed of various golden foam letters – I used up some leftovers and added visual interest to the words as well 🙂

As you can see, you can make a boy page using pink papers of a girly collection too 😉 What do you think?

Here are my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: letters: American Crafts; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Lemoncraft; sequins, gems, clay elements: my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting our blog today, make sure to come back for some more inspiration every day 🙂

Christmas in September

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 September, 2019 -

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Jennifer Snyder here with Christmas in September.  I know summer has just faded and I promise I am not trying to rush the holidays.
I created a classic card that is simple but graceful – with a touch of rustic.
The collection used is an older collection,  Maja Design – I Wish Collection
and more specifically, I used the front and back of the same sheet, “I Wish Christmas Was Today”.
I really love the red plaid paper in this collection.  It’s rustic, vintage and totally gets me in the Christmas in September feeling.
I added a die with lightly inked edges and tied together with raffia for more old country feel.
Super easy.  Christmas cards do not need to be complex and complicated.  I find when I plan on making my holiday cards super complicated with a lot of embellishments, I never finish the cards.
The best card is the card that gets mailed.

 

Thanks for stopping.  Remember – it’s never too early to start those holiday cards!

Picking Apples

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 September, 2019 - ,

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Hi everyone! I am back with a tag this time, using the lovely collection Coffee in the Arbour.

Lots of pink to match the pattern papers. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the image and dies used are from Magnolia.

The image is coloured with Distress Ink, reinkers and Markers.

I have added some corrugated papers behind the image. And painted with white Gesso here and there.

A beautiful butterfly cut out twice to make the double wings.

Some tags where I have used Bazzill paper, and added a pink ring made of Maja papers.

 

The text is embossed with white embossing powder and a heat gun. All the paper edges are sewed with a sewing machine.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja design blog today. Have a wonderful September!

With love,

Chamomiles in the Summer

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 August, 2019 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans,

The summer is almost over and I can’t believe that it has gone so fast. I tell it to myself each year, actually.

Well, when talking about the Summer I always think about the flowers. and this time Chamomiles are my focus.

I found such a matching paper sheet for my idea – from Coffee in the Arbor collection – White Daisies and draw the flowers on the background with acrylics.

Actually, it’s quite easy to do since they are quite simple to copy.

Also I arranged the flower cluster around my circle title and added the fussy cutting butterflies.

Though the butterflies are mostly blue they match the papers and the mood perfectly.

I don’t say farewell to the Summer Season, I do believe we have more summer days early Autumn too.

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Beauty Layout with Video Tutorial

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Posted by Mary Tzalla

26 August, 2019 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

Mary with you today and I have a new layout with a video tutorial to share with you. As always I found my photo on Pinterest and this one inspired me to create a soft romantic page in green, white and brown tones.

But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer. To create my page I used Maja Design papers from the gorgeous ”Vintage Summer Basics” collection along with some gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards and beautiful 49 and Market flowers.

 

You can watch all the procedure here…

 

The paper I used is the ”1921” and I started by applying a coat of clear gesso. Then, I created texture with Finnabair paper texture paste and the Dusty Attic Damask #2 Stencil. When the paste dried, I randomly stamped using 49 and Market stamp sets. I added color with the Lindy’s Gang ”Greased Lightnin’ Green” spray.

Next, I used different mixed media techniques to treat the Dusty Attic chipboards which you can watch on the video tutorial.

Then, I layered all the gorgeous elements around my photo and added in some 49 and Market flowers. At last, I added the Dusty Attic title word and finished it up with art stones, glass beads and glitter.

 

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I hope you enjoyed my project!

Until next time happy crafting!