Mother’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2017 - , ,

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

I know many of you have already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland this holiday comes on May 26th. And so for my today’s post I have two simple shabby chic cards for moms :)

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Both are made using the Sofiero collection – soft, delicate colours and beautiful designs are simply perfect for the occasion. And so in the first card I layered sand-coloured papers in the background and placed two cut-out images on top. Then I added the sentiment in a decorative die frame and some mini roses:

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I slightly distressed the edges of papers to give them a more shabby look. Small pearls are a cherry on top 😉

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For the background of the other card I embossed the Monochromes white/sand paper to add some texture:

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Then I placed a flowery tag on top onto which I stamped my sentiment. I put a decorative chipboard frame on top so that the sentiment pops out :)

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I finished my card off with a small flower cluster:

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Though simple, the cards still were a kind of a challenge for me: I had to make them flat enough to go into envelopes to be mailed :) With my love for dimension that was sooo hard! :)

And here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Lemonade; dies: Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

Have a nice day and see you soon!

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Guest Designer Julie Lavalette

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

22 May, 2017 - , , , , , , , ,

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Hello Maja Fans, my name is Julie and I am from Scotland, today I am delighted to be sharing with you a mixed media project and two cards.

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I have been crafting for around ten years now and am at my happiest creating in my craft room watching the birds come into our garden. My love for flowers, bygone eras and antiquities I love to express through my creating.

I love bringing a piece of paper to life and creating a story within my card so it becomes a keepsake and has a true meaning for the recipient and I love adding special little touches of details.

My style is definitely vintage/shabby chic, I love using diecuts and making my own flowers, adding lace, pearls, chipboard and mixed media accents into my designs.

So why not grab a cuppa and let me share my projects with you.

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As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

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My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

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I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

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I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

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I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

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I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

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My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

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I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

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Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

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Maja Design Products Used :

Vintage Autumn Basics – Heritage 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of April

Vintage Spring Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other products used:

Cheery Lynn Designs –

C184 Judy’s Blooms,

DL 278 Horizon Fishtail Banners

 

Sue Wilson Small Flowers – Delicate Garden

Stampers Anonymous – Correspondence Set

6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square

Tissue Tape

Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap

Distress Paint – Faded Jeans

Treasure Gold Gilding wax

Versamark Ink Pad

Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders

Anna Marie Dried Flowers

Flower Stamens,

Cheesecloth and Lace – Ribbon Girl

Scrapiniec Chipboard – Memories Captured

Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape

Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet – Hobby House

 

 

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This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5″ x 10″ and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my ‘Precious Memory’ as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

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I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1″ squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

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My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

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My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

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My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

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Products Used List.

Maja Design Products Used –

Monochromes Shades of Sofiero Blush / Rouge 12 x 12

Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom 12 x 12 

Ephemera 12 x 12

The Sofiero Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other Products Used –

Cheery Lynn Dies –

CABD 72 Chrysanthemum

B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip

B178 Flourish Leaf Strip

CAFLRS 13 Flourish#13
Scrapiniec – Ivy and Precious Memories

Dusty Attic – ATC Frame

Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror

Spellbinders Hydrangea

Gilding Wax – Rose

Gesso

Sewing Machine, White Thread

Lace, Cheesecloth

Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon

Distress Oxide Peeled Paint

Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips

Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue

 

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The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

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I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

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My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

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My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

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I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

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Maja Design Papers Used :

 

Vintage Romance Forget Me Not 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 1924 12×12

Vintage Romance Engagement 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 6×6

 

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

B304 Ivy Strip

B241 Rose Leaf Strip

B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right

B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left

B376 Tiny Flower Kit

B433 Small Gardenia Strip

B339 Gardenia Strip

LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce and Cut Tool

DL270 Horizon Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frames

B115 Heart Chain Border

B569 Curved Border Set

 

Other Products Used :

Lace, Cheesecloth

Image from Stash

Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks

Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel

Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel

Craft Consortium Pearl

 

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.

 

Crafty Hugs to all,

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Simple & Easy Baby Cards By Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

21 May, 2017 -

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Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here and its my turn today on the Maja Design Blog and I created a set of baby themed cards using the Sofiero and Monochromes collections.

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Below is the step by step video tutorial on how I created these cards:

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Here are the two collections I used:

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Thank yo so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog

Have a wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Happy Birthday!

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Posted by Camilla StĂžen Bakke

17 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hi there! First of all I would like to congratulate the Norwegian people with their National Day today! Happy 17. th of May! We will go for a parade in the streets with our national costumes, waving the flags and shout out hurrays. And the children get to eat as much ice cream as they can manage:)

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I have made a birthday card for you today, with the beautiful Sofiero papers.

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The letters and numbers are cut out with a word die from Sizzix.

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The image is from Magnolia and I have coloured it with Distress Inks.  I have stamped the image and text with Memento-Rich Cocoa. I have melted some FranTage around the image and added Liquid Pearls. On the flowers I have added Crackle Accent. The text is from Stempelglede.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the dies used are DooHickeys from Magnolia. I have inked all the edges with Distress Ink pad – Walnut Stain. And they are sewed on my sewing machine.

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog!

With love,

Camilla

Treasure the Moment

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Posted by Mary Catt

14 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends! Happy Sunday to all!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout made with papers from two of my favourite collections, the ”Sofiero” and the ”Monochromes – shades of Sofiero”.

A soft romantic layout in blue and gold tones 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 ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”The magnificent Flowerstreet” paper from the ”Sofiero” collection and I made a die cut doily with the ”White/Sand” paper from the ”Monochromes – shades of Sofiero”.

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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 ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua” and ”Hydrangea Blue”.

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I heat embossed the ”Ada’s Flourishes” 2Crafty chipboard with ”King Midas Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Madonna Rabe Blue” powder. The title chipboards I used are 13arts and all the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some copper micro beads with gel medium and made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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