Rustic Glam – A Patchwork Card

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 July, 2019 - , , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

If you have seen my last post tehn you’ve seen the reason for today’s post too 🙂 Previously I shared two birthday card for a boy and a girl, in which I used – among others, of course – the Paisley bs and Loose fit bs papers. I was then left with pieces too small to be used for card panels, but still too large to be thrown away – I think you know what I mean 🙂 And so I punched a couple of squares and used them to make a patchwork background for a rustic flowery card:

I basically followed the colour palette of the Denim&Girls collection – pink, blue and navy blue – to which I added a touch of gold and a bit of glam with pearl cardstock, gold embossing powder and iridescent sequins:

I placed the stamped and embossed sentiment in the centre and matted it with die-cut doily and flower clusters.

It beautifully glimmers against the light:

And I really love how it turned out – rustic and simple yet glamorous and elegant. What do you think?

For the card I used the following products:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Sizzix, CreaLies; stamp: Latarnia Morska; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; punch: dpCraft, sequins: my stash.

 

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

 

Shaker Card Made from Denim and Filled with Love

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 July, 2019 - ,

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Hello friends.  Jennifer Snyder here to share a shaker card full of love, using the beautiful
Maja Design – Denim & Girls paper collection as well as some of my other favorite products.Here are the papers used from Denim & Girls:
Pink Linen
You’re a Star

 

Maja Design has the perfect coordinating solid collection to take the stress out of color matching.  It’s the fabulous Monochrome Collection – Shades of Denim.  They have added 6 new shades to coordinate perfectly with the Denim & Girls papers.

 

In addition to the soft feminine papers and patterns in the collection, I used chipboard from Creative Embellishments as my minimal embellishments.  Yes this card looks clean and simple, however I felt adding flowers and bows would have taken away from the elegance and grace of the card.

This card has one additional added surprise because it is a shaker card.  I love creating shakers  as I  imagine the look on someone’s face as they open a shaker card.

This card is filled with shaker mix from 28 Lilac Lane and the mix is called “Marshmallow”.

After painting the chipboard with cream acrylic paints and creating the shaker section, I added a  doily chipboard piece, giving the shaker a nice delicate decorative edge.

I also added small string pearls to the outside of the shaker to cover the chipboard seams and give a finished polished look.

 

 Thanks for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.

 

Paradise

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 July, 2019 - , , ,

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Hello boys and girlies!

I was inspired to create a new mixed media layout.

 Our summer is very hot and you can only think on cool water,

ice and dreamy beaches with palm trees.

 🙂 A day in paradise 🙂

I used some beautiful papers from our latest ‘Denim & Girls’ paper collection. ‘My favourite Jeans as background and some leftovers for the work with cutting dies.

My favourite Jeans

You’re star

Comfy

Girls in Jeans

 some close up’s

Have a wonderful summer time!

Kerstin xx

Happy First Adult Birthday!

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 July, 2019 - , ,

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

In some countries the first adult birthday comes when you turn 21, but in many, Poland including, it’s as early as 18. It’s usually an occasion to throw a big party and celebrate entering adulthood while still being entitled to behave like a teenager 🙂 And it’s a great occasion to give a handmade card too, isn’t it?

I was really happy when my all-time favourite collection Denim&Friends got its girly partner 🙂 I love the images sheet, the colours and patterns that refer to and complete the masculine papers. And to celebrate this new addition to the Maja paper family I decided to make the cards with these two collections. Both feature images in the centre of design and navy blue accents.

The girl’s version adds a touch of pink and a bit of glamour with crystal gems and the digits cut out from gold metallic mirror cardstock:

In the card for a boy I added some steampunk elements also die-cut from gold cardstock. Just as in the girl’s card I incorporated the “You’re a star” phrase – in the previous card it was printed in the background paper, here it’s a snippet of the signature strip:

I really like the way the cards turned out – simple but pleasant to the eye 🙂 What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Desing papers:

Other: dies: Rosy Owl, Joy! Crafts; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; crystals: Prima.

 

And when do you celebrate the first adult birthday in your country?

 

Vintage Simplicity -Card With Denim & Girls

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

9 July, 2019 - , ,

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Hello, Jennifer Snyder here to share a card made using the wonderful and versatile  Denim & Girls collection and the coordinating Monochrome-Shades of Denim collection.
These are the papers I selected from the collection.
Roses
Floral Top
Monochrome – Off White

The papers are versatile because the patterns inspire so many moods – from delicate to bold, calm to dramatic, sporty to feminine and even masculine.  That’s quite amazing for one collection to capture so many moods and feelings.
I went with calm and peaceful.
In addition to Maja Design papers, I used a new Spellbinders die designed by Becca Feeken called Shapeabilities Brillante Rondelle – from the Vintage Treasures collection.
The card has a clean feel with a hint of vintage being embellished with a vintage button and tiny string pearls.

 Thank you for stopping.

I hope you have set aside a bit of  “YOU time” today to enjoy some calm and peace in your life.