Springtime Tea!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

18 April, 2017 - ,

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A happy hello to all of our crafty friends here at the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled to be here to share my adoration of these beautiful papers with you. I’m feeling lots of love for the Coffee in the Arbour collection at the moment. Every single paper in the collection brings to mind the joy of a lovely spring day. I prefer tea to coffee, however, so I’m going with a teatime theme. This ‘Springtime Tea’ card combines pastels with a fun pop of bright color.

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Each paper is distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base of the card. The card is designed around the focal image, which is found in the paper collection.

Prima flowers, die cut leaves, glass pearls, and a twine bow round out the embellishments.

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Below is a closer look at the design paper. I know I say this all the time, but it truly is amazing how beautifully the papers work together. Honestly, the hardest part is narrowing down which papers to use. SO many choices!

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Additional Supplies: Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Prima Flowers, Glass Pearls, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me today! If you’re wondering where you can purchase these gorgeous papers, just click on the link at the top of the blog that says ‘store finder’. Don’t forget to check out our current Mood Board Challenge (you can win an entire set of design papers!). I send wishes for a week filled with all things bright and beautiful!

Hugs,Nancy-sign

“Heartfelt Love” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

11 April, 2017 - ,

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Welcome dear Maja friends. I hope this blog post finds you all well and happy. Today I am here to share a very simple card I created using the ever so versatile Sofiero collection. I have fallen madly and deeply in love with the softness of this paper collection.

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I kept this card very simple, as much as it didn’t feel right ……..it also did. Crazy I know but I had piles of flowers sitting around the card and adding flowers just distracted from the simple elegance of it.

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I have used the 6 x 6 pack perfect for cardmaking. Enjoying the fragrance was used as the background and I layered another strip of it along with Strolling down the path, with a little lace. See simple!

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I used some Dusty Attic Chipboards along with a metal swallow embellishment to help decorate the card. The elegant scroll was dressed with liquid pearls and the cute Cameo Ribbon was coated with Gesso. I then cut an oval shape from the Royal Summer Residence to help it pop a little. I then highlighted them a little more with a little Star Dust Stickles.

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I tucked in a little muslin and then added in some sweet tiny little micro beads.

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The little swallow I think just completed this little project. It was primed with a little gesso and then I sprinkled over a little colour of Pale Pink Mica Powder. And finally I have topped the embellishment cluster with the word strip “Heartfelt Love”.

Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Maja Papers and create something small and simple, but very very elegant.

Until next time take care my friends and happy scrapping. xxx

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Two flower cards

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

8 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends! its Evgenia Petzer with you today sharing two cards that use the newest released collection.

When I heard that Sofiero collection is again released I was the happiest girl! One of my most fav from Maja Design.

Both of the cards have lots of flowers (all from Wild Orchid Crafts), laces and some chipboard.

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Both cards use the gorgeous Sofiero collection:

Have a wonderful weekend,

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Evgenia Petzer

My name is Evgenia Petzer and being a mom to 2 boys I am still obsessed with all girly stuff and am In love with the shabby style and everything that is close to it. I love creating cards, albums and altered items. I am so proud and blessed to be Maja Girl.

‘A Lovely Day’ Card!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

4 April, 2017 - ,

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A happy hello to all of our friends here on the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy, and I’m so happy to be with you on the blog today. I hope you’re enjoying fine spring weather in your area. In honor of this beautiful time of year, today’s card is all in pastels from Maja Design’s Sofiero collection. I absolutely adore this collection. It is the embodiment of all things springtime.

The design paper is distressed, layered, and stitched. Graduated sizes of Spellbinders circles and labels are layered and stitched as well. The sentiment is part of the paper collection. It is from the bottom border of the paper. Most brands of papers leave that section a plain white, but Maja Design makes wonderful use of that area by placing pretty designs and sentiments for use with our projects.

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The circles are folded at the center to add dimension and to accommodate the sentiment. Paper flowers from my stash form a fresh and cheery floral bouquet.

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Twine, lace, vintage buttons, and a tiny painted clothespin add finishing touches to the design.

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Maja Design Papers Used:Sofiero-P1

Additional Supplies: Spellbinders Circles and Labels dies, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, foam adhesive, paper flowers, twine, clothespin, lace, and vintage buttons from my stash, sewing machine and thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me. I truly hope you are having a lovely day. May your week be filled with fragrant flowers, warm breezes, and all the joys of spring!

Hugs,Nancy-sign

Treasure

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Posted by Mary Catt

2 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja fans!!!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the new and my beloved ”Sofiero” collection.

A soft layout that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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I used for my background the ”The Elegant Wine House” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”Ephemera” using the back side and the ”Enjoying the fragrance” paper using both sides.

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I primed my background with white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cotton Candy Pink” and ”Merci Beaucoup Mint”.

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I heat embossed the title and the pieces from the ”Viney Page Frame” chipboard with ”Cafe au Lait” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The chipboards I used are 2crafty the flair is Cuts2luv and all the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some art stones and made some splatters with FW white ink.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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