Masculine Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

21 June, 2017 - , ,

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

The day after tomorrow in Poland we celebrate Father’s Day – and for that occasion I have made some masculine cards :) Even though I’m the only woman in my house, I still find masculine cards a bit difficult, it always takes me more time to make one than with romantic flowery cards 😉 But with fantastic Vintage Romance images of handsome dudes the task is much easier 😉

I decided to use up some leftovers of the Home for the Holidays collection and made these two cards:

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The first card is more universal, as the stamped sentiment says “Best wishes” – and so it could be presented on Father’s Day too 😉

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I layered two papers in the background and matted the central image with a die-cut gear border and hand-cut tags:

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Then I added a metal charm, some vintage brads and acrylic gems to give the card more character and colour :)

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The other card is aa birthday card and a vintage car image as the central piece.

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Then I literally used up the smallest bits and scraps by punching squares and making a patchwork background :)

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I also added some chipboard gears and a metal charm on a piece of plaid ribbon:

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How do you like them? :)

And here’s the list of my supplies:

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Other: die: Joy!Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Wycinanka; ribbon, brads: Rayher; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; charms, string: my stash.

 

See you later!

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Thank You Dear Mother

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 February, 2017 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja fans,

Oh how I love my beautiful Maja Design papers…..today I’d like to show you a little card with handmade flowers and a lot of bling which is totally not me but I loved making this card. This card is made out of four different collections but my base was the pretty “Summertime” collection. This is a card I made for my mother for the upcoming mothers day hihihi yes I am pretty early this time….

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It’s a easel card made out of cream card stock and the flowers are made out of dies and I finished them off with some glass glitter and some mica powder to give it more shine. Also I added some bling swirls, some shine spray & cream prills.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Gives me joy, Gives me joy bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs, By the sea – Diecuts bs. Home for the Holidays: Together, Together bs. Enjoying Outdoors: Beautiful trees bs & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.XXIII BS

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..love!

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Chocolate Box For Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

18 January, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog today :)

Remember my post two weeks ago? I made a chocolate box for Grandma and obviously needed one for Grandpa too. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m the only woman in the house and thus I’m surrounded by boys, it’s still quite difficult for me to create masculine projects. I always worry about not going too much on embellishments, or not make it too sweet… And so making this chocolate box was not so easy, but the Vintage Romance and Home For the Holidays collections came to help :)

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I basically kept the same design pattern as with the Grandma’s box, but used blue and brown palette and of course masculine motives like this handsome man 😉

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I added some more cut outs and chipboard pieces and the stamped sentiment that says: Grandpa, you’re superb! :)

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I thought a little glam would not hurt, right? And so I added some glitter cardstock to the sides:

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Inside I added soem stamping on background papers and also a tag to make writing wishes easier – you just pull it out and write not worrying about the decorated other side :)

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Although I was a bit ill-at-ease, I really like the way the box turned out: masculine, but elegant with brown glitter cardstock to emphasise the celebration. What do you think?

 

Here’s what I used:

 

Other: dies: MFT; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy, wycinanka; brad: scrap.com.pl; vintage ribbon, metal charm: my stash.

See you!

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Christmas cakes that won’t make you fat:)

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

29 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I would love to show you small gift boxes that are made in a shape of a slice of a cake. Mine are Christmas themed.

These are perfect small compliments to any gift and even the adults are so surprised and interested to look inside, the kids are even more excited! (This is a die from Sizzix, Eileen Hull collection they cut the cardboard, so they are pretty strong and stable)blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_designLots of layers, I just love those snowmen

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ribbons, flowers, so glitter and pearls- this mixture is just perfect for almost any occasionred_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det2 red_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det3

and two of them together:

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Home for the holidays collection:

As this is my last post for 2016 I want to wish all o you the very best in 2017! Am it be the good year for all of us and our families!

me and my little fellow are ready for New Year (in Russia we celebrate it as a main Winter holiday)

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Sittin’ here holding a snowflake

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

28 December, 2016 - ,

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Hi there! How are you? I really hope you are having a lovely holiday. I know this time of year can be sad for many, often because the ones they have dear are not here anymore. I really miss my mother who passed away three years ago, especially at this time of year. She loved everything about Christmas, and mostly because she could bring the family together. I think that is an important thing I have learned from her, and that I can be better at. Just to spend time with family and loved ones. But I am not that good cook that she was :)

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Some nights ago I went to my friend Audhild, and we sat down colouring together with two other friends. It was so nice. And even if I sat there for hours, this image was the only one I had time to colour. I really love the blue and brown colours in the “Home for the holidays” collection. And felt it was perfect for little Tilda here (Tilda with sock puffs).

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I made some poststamps with the sheet called “Love the snow” and a die from Magnolia (Vintage Box, 3rd edition). The little snowmen are really cute.

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The snowflake and the stars are from a banner from Wycinanka. If you look closely on the card you can see that I have tore the paper and put a lace and some more papers inside. But as always I decorate too much, so that it is difficult to spot what I had planned to show you :)

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Here in the west part of Norway we haven’t had snow yet. I am longing for some snow now, not only rain. We have had the extreme weather Urd howling around our house. But luckely it was not strong enough to make any damage around here.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at my card today. Wish you a lovely day. And since I will be in the Maja Design Creative Team for another year (Yay, soooo proud! A big thanks to Camilla and Marie for having me!), I will be making a new post in two weeks.

But before I end, I will show you the papers I have used for my project:

Big warm Christmas hugs from,

Camilla