A Moment to Smile

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 February, 2021 - , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

How nice of you to visit the blog today, I am so sorry for missing my last post on the 18th but our little princess doesn’t sleep anymore during the day since mid January! So I didn’t have something new to show you all {I am not complaining}. I was asked by Renea from Renea Bouquets to be her guest designer for the month February, March & April. And I off course said yes on that because her products are really amazing, a delight to work with and they really coordinate with the lovely Maja design papers. Don’t you think so too?

For this layout I had a beach theme in mind with the lovely teal and cream papers from the “Denim & Friends collection. I totally went for the distressed look for the borders on this page {used distress oxide -vintage photo-} I also used that on the beautiful boards. The beautiful boards frames Victorian Scroll Frame & 2 Accents are treated with rust effect past by finnabair and later on I added the Blue Lagoon wax to give it the teal look to match my flowers.

On the background sheet {Fashion} I added a stamp and a splatter stencil to give it that beachy feeling. The pictures I used are from our vacation to Spain back in 2010 {doesn’t Kevin look cute??} Oh and boy am I in love with those amazing dragonflies aren’t they the best {Tiny Treasures Suncatcher Teal Dragonflies}

On the background paper I also sprayed with some different colors of  Lindy’s sprays that matched my papers. To finish of my layout I also added some art stones and some gorgeous No hole seafoam glass Microbeads by Renea Bouquets. As you see in the last picture the beautiful boards are very thick and nicely cut and you can also leave them untreated as I did with the words moment & smile.

Maja Design papers used: Denim & Friends – Streetwear bs & Fashion bs.

  

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to create and show us your beautiful art you can always share your work here: Maja Design Facebook page and I if you like the products I worked with please visit here!

Have a wonderful day & stay safe hugs!

For a Boy, a Teenager, a Man

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 November, 2020 - , ,

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Good morning Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

By common opinion among cardmakers, masculine cards are rather difficult to make. Would you agree? Despite being the only woman in our home, I do struggle when I have to make a card for a man. So once I got into “that” mood, I decided to take advantage of that unexpected mojo and make three birthday cards for three age groups: a baby boy, a teenager and a grown-up man:

For the boy card I used the papers from the Miles Apart collection as the pastel background to a hand-coloured stamped image. I also added a star cut out from one of the mini pad sheets, a plaid ribbon bow, some buttons and a stamed and embossed sentiment circle:

In the card for a teenager I featured the Denim&Friends papers, with a skater image decorated with a metal star charm and a mini flag cut out from a signature strip. I die-cut the sentiment from metallic silver sheet and matted it with a dark navy blue piece to make the whole sentiment pop out:

The last card features the Miles Apart papers again, with a chipboard steampunk heart embossed with various eps for a more rusty look, a metal flower, screw brads and plaid ribbon. I die-cut the sentiment from glitter foam and added some paper flowers too. Can you spot the mini balloons I cut out from one of the sheets? 🙂

 

Here’s the supply list for my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, chipboard heart: Prima; dies: Rosy Owl, CreaLies; metal ger: Mitform; metal flower: Craftmania; brads, ribbon: Rayher; acrylic gems: Scrapberry’s.

 

Do you struggle with masculine cards or do you make them with ease? 🙂

See you soon!

 

A giftbag for a confirmand

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 October, 2020 -

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Hello everyone! I hope you all are fine. It has been a while since I last posted here. As I have started studying again, on my old days 😀 20 years after last time. Anyways, we were invited to a confirmation, so here comes the confirmand bag I made for Patrick. And I am sure you can spot which collection I have used.

Yes! You are right, the wonderful Denim & Friends collection.

I have fastened som e twine around the image. And with this collection you get several of these lovely images, perfect for any boy/youth card. And behind I have fastened a bit of corrugated paper.

And behind all this I have placed a small papebag. Inside the paperbag I have two tags. Where I have stamped texts for the confirmand.

To make a more shabby look, I have painted here and there with white Gesso.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today

With love,

 

Baby Card

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Posted by Lenet Mos

18 July, 2020 - , , , ,

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Hello sweet Maja Fans

Lenet here I hope you and your loved ones are all safe.

Today I bring you this Baby Card, that I made for friends of mine who just had a lovely baby girl.

A close up of the big bow, Baby girls need a big bow.

For this card  I used the of Denim and Girls and the Monochromes Shades of Denim

Dies I used  are The postage stamp frame from TimHoltz and the word Baby is a die from Marianne Design.

The little chipboard hearts come from a set of Maya Road I colored and glittered them withsome embossingpowder.

The lace, ribbon, flowers, button little pin and little babybottle come from my own stash.

Hope you like the card I made for your inspiration,

Stay safe , hope to see you back,

Love,  Lenet.

Sea View

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 July, 2020 - , , , , ,

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Welcome dear creative Maja friends!

Today a mixed media layout in shabby chic style as memory on wonderful days

with our little sunshine ‘Filou’ by the sea.

I was inspired to create a maritim inspired layout,

where I used some wooden shapes (Calico Craft Parts), cutting dies,

origin beach sand and self-assembled shells :-).

used paper collections

 

as background paper Monochromes – Shades of Celebration – Vintage Teal

for cutting and embossing elements Mono Celebration Pearl

Denim-P

‘Streetware’

 Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

 

‘1905’

some close up’s 

 a photo cutout backed with three punched flags

  I used a 3D embossing folder ‘Flourish’ (Sizzix) as amazing waves

 behind the photo you can see a rising sun made with 3D Impresslits ‘Radiant’ (Sizzix)

 

 sand, shells, jute and some driftwood were all glued on with Heavy Gel Medium (DecoArt)

I wanted a weathered look for the four edges, so I used some remnants

 of punched out forms,

after gluing I painted over the edges of the pages

with a white thin crackle medium and palette knife.

Thanks for your visit!

Happy Summertime!

Kerstin