‘Now is the Time’ Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

21 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled you’re here with me. I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

I’m reflecting on time this week, as my youngest child  is about to graduate from university. How did all of those years slip away so quickly? They truly did fly by. I’m reminded to savor each precious moment, for time is a gift and memories are treasures. I’m drawing my inspiration for this card from Maja Design’s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

I begin by distressing, layering, and stitching design papers to form a base. All of the embellishments for this card are die cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. A double layer of vintage die cut clocks anchor the floral arrangement.

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I have a tutorial for these roses here on the Maja Design Blog. Below, a border punch adds a lovely touch to strips of design paper. In the bottom corner you’ll find a stamped sentiment.

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A twine bow ties everything together with a feminine flare.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

Additional Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Tim Holtz Clock (hands) Die, Prima Clock Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Adhesive.  

Thank you so much for visiting! I’m always excited when it’s my turn to join y’all on the Maja Design Blog. May each moment of your day be filled with beauty and crafty adventures!

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Guest Designer Jaya Raghuvanshi

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 February, 2017 - , ,

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Hello! I am Jaya Raghuvanshi from India, a dentist by profession and a truly creative person by heart. I am a mixed media style scrapbooker . I love playing with colours, textures & different mediums.Its been three years since I have been into Mixed Media.

Mixed media art gives me the freedom to go wrong, make mistakes, learn & create, which is why I am so hooked!!  Apart from paper crafts, I also love travelling & photography.

I would like to thank Maja Designs for having me here :)

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The Vintage spring basics by Maja Designs is a really gorgeous line!  I love the muted look of some of these papers. For this page I decided to go ahead with the ‘2nd of April’ paper from the same collection. It’s really soft light yellow with a hint of script texture. I absolutely loved that the papers handle all sorts of media so well!

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Prima 8″X10 “stencil- Enjoy

Prima watercolr confections- Pastel dreams

Prima watercolor confections- The classics

Prima flowers- Rossibelle collection

Prima Valentine vines

2Crafty chipboards- Handdrawn hearts

2Crafty chipboard- Precious loopy font

Prima wood icons- Epiphany collection

Prima Confetti hearts die

Kaisercraft texture stamps

 

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I just fell in love with the collection the moment i saw it. It has the most gorgeous papers and images. I loved fussy cutting a few to add on my page for some added interest. I decided to go with a monochrome look for this layout with a hint of gold.

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Summertime- In The garden- diecuts

2Crafty chipboard- Follow your heart

2Crfaty chipbaord- Grame Madeline’s flourish

Prima Marketing Inc- Art stones, Mini art stones

Prima Watercolor confections

Prima Stencil- Flourish Damask

Prima flowers- Royal Menagerie- Elizabeth

Prima Junkard findings- Black Street signs

Prima shabby chic resin treasures- Oval frames

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Thank you so much for having me on the Maja blog!

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Love and Passion

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Posted by Mary Catt

19 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ”Vintage Romance” collection.

When I found on Pinterest that beautiful photo I wanted to create a romantic layout.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”Love Notes” paper and I made some layers on it with some torn pieces from the ”She’s my Lady” and the ”Passion” papers.

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I primed the background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cotton Candy Pink”, ”Salt Water Taffy” and ”Cheshire Cat Cherry” to give some color.

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I heat embossed the title and the chipboard pieces from the ”Moroccan Panel” with  ”Gilded Burgundy Brass” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The ”Leafy Silhouettes” chipboards were also embossed with ”Cafe au Lait”. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some licorice glass beads and made some splatters with the sprays I used before.

Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Squishy Hugs & Kisses

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

18 February, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, Rachelle here with a Valentines LO I did, using lots of flowers & love……

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The Maja Design used:

Other elements used: 49 and Market Flowers: Vintage Shades-Ecru, Vintage Shades-Cherise Bouquet, Garden Bloom-Saffron, Garden Vine-Saffron…..Dusty Attic Chipboard: Barb Wire Frames, String Frames small, Feather charms, mini chicken wire, Hugs, Love You Arrows, XOXO, Wordpl@y #4, Mini Script ABC, Teeny Tiny ABC…….Roses,  Prills, Stop wining, Beads, Clear Crackle paint, LuminArt-Silk-Jasper Red, Olive Vine, iridescent gold, Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds, glossy accents

Here are some close ups….

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For the paper layers I tore the paper & Distressed the edges, then inked the edges using the Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds..04971a3296b94ac49c6f8af1928bda7d

Shows a flower cluster using the DA feather charms, 49 and Market Flowers that I altered using beads as the flower centers….

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I primed all of the Chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with LuminArt Silk, Jasper red, olive vine, iridescent gold & Shimmerz inklings Chocolate & Diamonds …..I applied drops of glossy accents on the beads of the feather charm….

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So cute!!!!

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I love Prills, glued some into the chicken wire….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Spring is in the Air

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

17 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello, it’s Elena here today.

I’ve got used to create a lot of floral cards late winter, however it’s not easy to stop cards with Maja papers at all.

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Sometimes I wonder what else I can do while creating my cards with Maja. New shapes, new floral composition or something else?

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It ‘s really can be a challenge somehow, however I enjoy making them.

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Recently I’ve started meking several similar cards at once. It saves me the time and allows to experiment with the paper layers, using almost the same sketch.

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I do create vertical cards rarely. so it’s a good chance to try something new.

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I’ve added some lace , made the sticthing and layered the flowers on the top.

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and finally the trio cards shot

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Supplies:

Vintage Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad, Prima Marketing Flowers, The Ton Dies.

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