A Girl’s Diary

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Posted by Maja Nowak

23 November, 2016 - , ,

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

With November coming to an end, I think it’s time to think of Christmas presents, especially if you intend making them yourselves. And so today I have a girly diary to share.

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As the little lady, who will be writing her secrets in this notebook, likes purples, I chose to work with the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with a bit of the Vintage Spring Basics set, which offered both cold and warm shades of purple, paired with browns and greens too. And so I adapted the same palette for the diary. I layered some papers on the front cover:

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…added a ribbon bow and a butterfly charm on the wire:

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…and decorated the front with a stamped and hand-coloured image:

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On the inner cover, I added the girl’s monogram in a decorative heart on the background of the butterfly and plaid patterns:

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There’s also a bonus stamped image at the back of the diary:

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…and a little envelope to put in special secrets :)

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I hope the girl would like her secret diary :)

And here’s what I used to make it:

Papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Nybakat, Chaite, Mandelkaka, Lejas café; Vintage Spring Basics: 11th of April BS, 9th of April BS. Other: stamps: Magnolia, Basic Grey; ribbon, twine: Rayher, charm, plate: my stash.

Have you started making your Christmas gifts yet?

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Cozy Fall Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 September, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, it’s Elena here today.a

Fall has come and I feel the necessity for the mature bright and dark colors. That’s why I made a couple of cards inspired by the season.

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I used Fika collection  – so cozy and sweet.

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Purple , chocolate and green hues remind me about fogs, harvest and Indian summer.

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I added some crochet lace and canvas ribbon , just a few flowers.

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However to make it look more cozy I made stitching on paper layers.

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So when it is chilling outside, it’s a good chance to invite your friend for a cup of tea or coffee.

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Products used:

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Spellbinders Dies, Crochet, Prima Marketing Flowers and Chipboard

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Autumn cards

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Posted by Pascale B

29 September, 2016 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new set of cards featuring the Ska vi ta en Fika collection.

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I kept the design simple. I just cut a background paper.

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Then I die cut a doily, added a few strip of paper, as well as some sisal.

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I also die cut some leaves in the Pratstund paper.

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Then I added a few flowers and some mica flakes and micro beads.

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I followed the same process for the second card. A background paper, a die-cut doily, …

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… a few strip of papers, flowers, leaves, and glitters and micro beads as a finishing touch.

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Maja Design papers:

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Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com

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Posted by Pascale B

15 July, 2016 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout published in Histoires de Pages n°63, a french magazine.

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I started to apply a matte gel medium to protect the paper. Then I added a thin layer of white gesso and some orange Silks with a brayer.

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I covered the chipboards with black gesso and some Rust Mica Powder, except one which I colored with a Twinkling H2O and the same Mica Powder. I colored the flowers with some Twinkling H2Os too.

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I added some blue and green bisters to the background to remind the water reflection.

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I used a 3D matte gel to glue all the embellishments.

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I finished with some random stamping and splatters.

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Jewelery Box to the Young Woman

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

19 June, 2016 -

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Hello Maja Followers

Today I stop by the Maja Design blog, becuse I have a new project made in lovely  Maja paper. A simple box to a young woman who is to be confirmed.

For this box I have used sheets from a Maja Design collection  called for Ska Vi Ta En Fika 

The sheets I have used are :
Kladdkaka, Kärleksmums, Söders Höjder and Mandelkaka.

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I placed the pattern sheets directly on the box and put them on with double sided tape. The punch that I’ve used is from Martha Stewart and called Eyelet Lace. 

I often create boxes that I use metal feet in silver, and yes it is on this box too. At the bottom edge, I glue on a silver chain, which runs all the way around the box. On the lid I have used wood from Wychinka, these I have embossed with white embossing powder from Ranger. The three half pearls that you find on the side of the box are made with Nuvo Crystal pearls, the colors I have used are Oyster Gray, Ivory Seashell and Wisteria.

On the back of the box are the details about the same as on the other sides, the exception is that I have not pearls on the side and the wood from Wychinka are smaller than those at the front.

On top of the box you will find the big details. 
What I ‘ve done is I ‘ve spent a round box and covered the lid and the bottom with patterned sheets and silver chain with diamonds. These I have glue little bit on the top of each other.

At the center of the two circles I have placed a lot of flowers in white and alot in various purple tones. Under the flowers I have used some cheese cloth for an extra effect. This can be done on any type of project you create, if you dont whant to use leaves under the flowers, use some cheese cloth instead. 
The flowers are from Wild Orchids.

On one of the circles, you can see the name Maren. Maren is the girl this box is made too.

The letters I have used are from Prima and I made them brighter with Wink of Stella Bruch White.

If you Opens the box, I’m sure Maren can fit all the jewelry she gon on her special day <3

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