Best Wishes Balloons

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 October, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

What I love about the crafting community is that it brings together creative people willing to share their talent and support other crafters worldwide. I found some of my best friends through crafting sites and even though we’ve never met in person I feel I can rely upon them and they can really brighten my day. In my last post I shared a welcome baby card that featured a shaker element and I complained about how tiresome it was to build up the shaker window edge. And then in the comments I found a very useful tip that Maryann Laursen shared – using craft foam to die cut the shape. And that was it! Why did I never think of that? ๐Ÿ˜€

As you can see, I used a slightly more complicated shape to cut, but with the foam it was pretty easy to do and I only needed two pieces to make a decently deep window. So much easier than using foam squares or glueing at least 8 layers of paper! Then I traced the shape on the acetate with a permanent marker and cut it out by hand (now I found that diecutting acetate makes it crack like glass, and besides, craft foam die cuts a bit larger shape than paper due to its elasticity) and then for the top layer I used glitter craft foam:

I used the Celebration collection with the Monochromes papers too as I didn’t want to distract the eye with a pattern. I decorated the balloon with flowers and added some liquid enamel dots for more texture in the background:

I filled the shaker window with sequins of various colours and shapes and added some microbeads:

I was so happy with this new easy technique for shaker cards that I made another card of the same design and using the same papers, but in a more masculine colours:

This time I used a delicate stripes pattern for the background and added pieces of washi tapes to add some interest.

And I really want to give Maryann Laursen a shout-out here. If you go through the posts on our blog, you will barely see one she didn’t comment on! She is a lovely person who is always ready to appreciate creative work and share her knowledge too. Maryann – thank you for being such a loyal Maja Design fan, these cards are for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; balloon die, washi tape: Action; sequins, wax string: my stash

 

That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

First Communion Exploding Boxes

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welocme to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

May is traditionally a month of the First Communions in Poland. Every May Sunday in various churches a group of kids receive the Sacrament and then celebrate with their faimilies with festive dinner and presents. Money and jewellery are quite popular First Communion gifts and I designed exploding boxes to give them a nice packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the girl’s version:

I decorated the box with Celebration papers:

The lid is decorated with a flower bouquet and a stamped sentiment embossed with golden ep:

When the lid is removed, the walls fall open and reveal the inside. There’s a stamped, embossed and hand-coloured image of a First Communion girl:

…a small gift pocket:

I also added a panel with a stamped poem, whilst in the centre I placed the chalice decorated with flowers:

The girl’s version is traditionally in the pink palette – I also made a boy’s version in blues:

The design is basically the same, of course the stamp is different ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like how the Celebration collection provided delicate flower patterns for the girl’s box, but also elegant flowerless motives for the boy version ๐Ÿ™‚

And how do you like the boxes?

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Spellbinders, custom vine die; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; washi tape: Dekoracyjna Taล›ma; bling: Marianne Design.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to our blog, don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration!

Have a nice day!

Egg Easter Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 April, 2019 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

Last Sunday we celebrated the most important Christian holiday of the year, the Resurrection of Christ. And of course I made some cards for the occasion ๐Ÿ™‚ So today I bring you two cards shaped like Easter eggs, my favourite card form for this holiday:

For my cards I used the Celebration collection – nomen omen ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like the blue-lilac combo, it looks so spring-fresh to me and I thought it would look good on spring-holiday cards.

Both cards have the same design – I layered selected papers to make the background for the focal image of the Lamb:

I added some flowers matching the colour palette and to emphasize the joyful, festive character of the cards I added some gold details: die-cut sentiment and catkin twogs and a glitter trim around the edges:

I really like how they turned out, dimensional yet still flat enough to go into an envelope ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamp: Lemonade; dies: Rosy Owl, X-cut, Craft&You; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; sequins, string: my stash.

 

I hope you had a wonderful Easter time celebration, filled with love and peace!

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!

 

 

The notebooks by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

4 January, 2019 - ,

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Hello, our blog fans. Today I decided to use theย Celebration Collection to create mini-notebooks. I will use them to write down everyday routines and shopping list. I love to create projects with layers and small details. ย 

The background was made with the structure paste and white gesso. Chipboards covered with embossing. In the end, I splashed everything with white and black acrylic paint.ย 

Hope you will like my project. Hugs, Paulina

Baptism Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 October, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a while since I did some colouring, so for today’s post I decided to create a set of two baptism cards, for a boy and girl, that feature a hand-coloured stamped image. And here it is:

I kept the same design for both cards, just changing the colour paletter between girly pink and boyish turqouise ๐Ÿ™‚ The design is very simple: layered panels of papers, the top one with a decorative border that you can cut using decorative scallop scissors, or even hand cut, so you don’t even need dies.

Then I placed the image of a sleeping baby that I coloured with Distress inks:

…and added a heat-embossed stamped sentiment with baptism formula in Polish and surrounded it with flowers:

I mounted the particular layers on 3D foam for some nice dimension:

There is also a bit of glam to the cards with subtle golden shine of the embossed stamp and crystal and pearl drops.

I wanted to keep the cards simple but elegant – and I think I succeded in that ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Whiff of Joy; flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; pearls, crystals, string: my stash.

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!