Door Hanger

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Posted by Florence Teixeira

14 September, 2013 - ,

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Hello! Hello ! Flo here again for my second week as guest creative team member.
Another project to present today! A gift, a door hanger to offer for a little baby.
The papers of « The Äntligen » collection are just beautiful on this project ! I just added some purple flowers, pearls and a little butterfly… And voilà ! Here the pictures !

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And some close ups.

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Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 3Here are some explanations to create this project.

Cut out in cardboard and paper two forms as in the photo. Repeat the operation with a smaller template. Sew all around. Paste on one another.

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Cut a long strip of paper of a few centimeters wide. Sew the edges.

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Roll the strip into a circle. Paste. Attach the round on a circle of paper (here made ​​with a Spellbinders die).

Paste in the center of the plate. Add a banner and a final cutting above. It remains only to decorate.

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Maja Design products :
The Äntligen : Syrenen blommar, Sommartid, Krokus,Vårdagjämning, Naturen doftar

Others :
Pink Paislee butterfly
Memory box and Spellbinders dies

Thanks for looking ! See you next week!

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Take a Hike {with Antligen Collection}

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Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

28 August, 2013 - , ,

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Take a Hike

Hi everyone!  It’s me, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made using the Maja Design ‘Antligen’ collection papers with a little bit of Crea Diem mixed in.  My oldest daughter Chloe loves to go on these little hikes with her friends and uses her phone camera to take pics along the way.  I have to say I was surprised to see the beautiful scenic photos she takes (waterfalls, rock cliffs, beautiful woodland), I had no idea we had these beautiful places to hike right here close to home!

For this page I wanted to use very natural looking papers and embellishments so I went with the soft cool pinks and browns in the Antligen collection….here are the papers I used…

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Vårdagjämning  ~  (I used this paper pretty much as is, I just did a little stamping with some white paint and bubble wrap) and did a little edge distressing with the Tim Holtz edger.

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Kaffe på trappan  ~  (used as matting for background paper as well as using it with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cut…see close up below).

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I just love using clock images in my scrapping so I cut out another clock design from the Crea Diem collection paper (below) and used it to tuck beside my photo…

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I wanted a very naturalistic look to the page so I used a whole bunch of embellishments from My Little Yellow Bicycles ‘Naturals’ collection (Cork alphas, Etched Wood Buttons, Canvas Tags, Canvas Tape, Cork Stickpins)….as well as some lace from Tresors De Luxe, lightly tinted with tea stain.

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The blooms I added were a modge podge of Prima blooms I had left over from old kits as well as some small roses from Dusty Attic.  The chicken wire design I added is again from Dusty Attic, I left the chipboard ‘natural’ in keeping with my design.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you will try mixing and matching collections, it’s a great way to make your papers stretch!

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Girly Layout

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 August, 2013 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends. I have a new Layout to share with you this summer day.

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What I like about Äntligen collection is that there are so many summer inspired papers there, that you have endless possibilities to recreate summer atmosphere using them.

I used quite a clean background , but added some splashes of colors using Gesso and Gelatos.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to achieve a water color effect with some mixed media techniques.

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I started with applying the Gesso on the background randomly

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After it has been dried I applied bright colors of Gelatos. Don’t be afraid of too bright or unmatched colors. Combining with different patterned patterns they start work perfectly.

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It may look messy and like kid’s drawing, anyway, damp your brush with water and blend the colors. It will look more transparent now.

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Add some paper layers, trimmed or distresses, add stamping with Gelatos too

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Now it’s time to add some texture, I used Gel medium, Palette Knife and a stencil. Leave it to dry and then grab some Gelatos over the textured area

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It may not be seen clearly, but it has some blurring look and I love this effect on the papers.

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To add some texture too, I used cheesecloth and flowers

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Added some lace trims and chipboard elements

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To finish my Layout I touched the papers and the embellishments with Gelatos as well

I hope you liked this coloring tips and don’t forget to share with us your creations on our Facebook Page too.

Products used:

Maja Design Papers – Äntligen collection (Ljusblåa dagar, Kaffe på trappan, Vårlökar, Vårdagjämning), 2Crafty Chipboard, Manor House Creations flowers, Vilda Stamps, Faber – Castell Gesso and gelatos, Lace Trims and Cheesecloth

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I Love You Lots

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Posted by Ivana Camdzic

27 June, 2013 - , ,

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I made a commitment a while back to make an effort to create a card for every special person in my life to let them know how much they mean to me. I have been keeping that promise, and interestingly enough, not only has it been a fun challenge, but it has also been a great source of inspiration for me – especially on those days when I feel like I am hitting a creative wall.

Do you ever feel that way? If so, what do you use as your inspiration to get through the mental block?

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Today’s card is for someone extremely close and special to my heart. Without her, I wouldn’t be here today. No, really. I mean I literally would not be here!

This card is for my mom – one of the best friends I have ever had and will ever have.

She is a constant source of love, support and encouragement in my life, and she carries the brightest heart of anyone I have ever met. I love you, mom. You mean so much to me.

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I created this card using soft pastel colors, because she absolutely loves them. I decided to use two violet shades of Maja paper, since it’s so very symbolic with my mom’s name (Violeta). The papers are from the Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar) and the Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April).

I used the two beautiful prints to make the background of the card, which I adhered onto craft cardstock, and then covered with pretty lace, ribbon, pearl trim, and burlap trim.

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To the center of the card, I added a handmade clay embellishment in a matching kraft color, along with a scallop die-cut, glittery heart, and a couple of paper ribbons with a sentiment. I added a couple of hand-stamped and cut roses, and just a touch of glitter along the pretty pearl trim.

Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar), Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April)), Kraft Cardstock, Paper Doily, Papertrey Ink Dies (Rosie Posie, Banner Borders), Papertrey Ink Stamps (Rosie Posie), American Crafts Dear Lizzie Sentiment Stamp, Stampin’ Up Vintage Button, Trim, Lace, Clay Embellishment, Pearls and Die-Cut Hearts are from my stash.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

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Winner of the June Mood Board and Sofiero giveaway winners!

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Posted by Jenny Grotherus

25 June, 2013 - , , , , , , , ,

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Today we will make ELEVEN girls very happy. One Mood Board winner and ten giveaway winners from the Sofiero giveaway. But first things first. Let’s introduce our Mood Board contributions…June-Mood-boardI’m completely in love with the inspiration we’ve received this month. So many details and fascinating techniques.

And the winner of the June Mood Board is…Irina_Gerschuk_RussiaCongratulations Irina! The It’s Christmas Time collection will be sent to you as requested.

And now to our Sofiero winners…
Larissa Albernaz on said:
What a beautiful line! I love the soft colors and the florals! Can´t wait to see more…

Magda De Bruyne on said:
I simply adore these delicate, subtile, and gorgeous papers!
The colors are so beautiful and the details are subtile,yet amazing!
The collection I loved the most is no more in production, it was Minna Vänner Rosa-Marina. It seems that this collection will bring the same feeling again . I am looking forward to see these papers.
Thank you for giving us the chance to win this collection!
Hope you will make more of these wonderful collections!
Wish you lots of inspiration and a lovely week
Kind regards,
Magda

Julie Atherton on said:
This collection of papers is so inspiring. I have already thought of how I would use these papers. I have 4 granddaughters and the pink pallet is perfect. As I was looking at these papers I was thinking how much they feel like home, comfortable, relaxing, soothing. Seems how I can not get Maja Design here I would be Honored to win and show off your papers to so many and to as many scrapbook stores that I can to see if they could carry them. I had just spoke with Gabrielle at Such A Pretty Mess just a couple of weeks ago about how I love all the paper lines at Maja Design. Hope you consider me. I’ll be waiting by my computer.

Scrappincaz on said:
The delicate pink and green of this wonderful Limited Collection and your description just draw you in to walk with you round the gardens looking at the flowers and smelling the heady scent of the roses…… I can’t wait to try and get my hands on these stunning papers as I can see so many great layout ideas in my head already! Does it really have to be a one print run collection? So gorgeous and I would just love to be lucky enough to win some…..sigh!! :)

Beatrice Lawson on said:
Gorgeous and romantic, what a great collection for wedding pages, mom pages, and elegant love pages… absolutely dreamy collection. I keep my fingers crossed – I do follow your blog and pretty much all your DT as I love your projects and your mood board monthly challenges. Glad to see a new collection!

Michelle Frisby on said:
Seriously … this isn’t going to be one of those ‘I want collections’ it is going to be an ‘I need’ collection, actually to be honest … more like ‘I have to have’ … absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. and some … it’s gorgeous.

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth on said:
Hi Wow I so look forward to each collection and it is a must have in my wee world of crafting it is the first inspiration for whatever project I make and I am always proud to say I have used Maja Design papers. I love the soft pinks and the beautiful roses they look so pretty it will be hard to put scissors anywhere near them. Thank you for the chance to win and can’t wait to buy them too ;0)

Hilary-Anne Wattus on said:
My Mum and I have just started scrapbooking together and we came across your papers while we were looking for ideas online, and I have to say your papers are my absolute favourite!!! As soon as we saw them we loved them, they were all perfect. You have inspired us to turn the TV off and spend time doing our scrapbooking. All of your papers are beautiful and I can’t wait to spend time with my Mum creating layouts with your papers! (We just had to have them all!!) and I would love to have a chance of winning these papers so my Mother and I could share them together!
Hilary-Anne

Jill Norwood on said:
Thank you so much for making these beautiful papers. I have tried to buy some of your collections here in the USA with no success as they are always sold out. I am blessed by the chance to win them! Thank you so very much!
Jill Norwood

Danielle Tilley on said:
Yay!! Thanks again for an opportunity to pick up some beautiful Maja paper! I’m still trying madly to buy ANY Maja paper, let alone limited edition! So special, loving the damask and script along with the beautiful old fashioned roses. Just looking at Maja paper relaxes me. So sweet and delicate. Down here in Australia is a big struggle to get your hands on it. I have found a couple of online stockists but still unable to receive supplies for one reason or another. Can’t wait to be able to use this gorgeous paper xx

Big congratulations to you all! Please e-mail your physical address+phone number to moodboard@majadesign.nu, mark the subject “Sofiero winner”. We will send out the collection as soon as it’s printed.

Our July Mood Board is about the lazy days by the coast line. Listen to the seagulls, feel your skin burn and just enjoy the good days of life. It’s based on the Life By The Sea collection and I hope you’ll like it.

So make sure to stop by next Tuesday so you don’t miss it.

Jenny