Very Merry Cat and Dog Christmas

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

5 November, 2017 - ,

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 Hello.  Jennifer Snyder with you today to share some Christmas cards.
Pet owners love to receive cards from their pets.  I know I do.  It’s a cute way to include our furry family in the celebration of a holiday or event.
Well, it’s time for me to start making those pet cards, and I’ve used the new collection by Maja Design, “Joyous Winterdays”.  These are the gorgeous papers used from the collection.
“Beautiful Pine”
“Pick a Tree”
“Make Decorations”
The colors in this new collection are both wintery blues and traditional Christmas colors of green and red.  The combination is exquisite.   And as always, the papers have patternes that can also be used through the year – not just at holiday time.   BONUS!
I used the new Joyous Winterdays collection for my sweet dog card.
The sentiment says, “Have a tail-waggin Christmas”
 The dog and kitty are from Tim Holtz.”Mini Crazy Cats and Dogs” stamps and matching dies.
 I also decided to create a kitty card using a very untraditional collection of papers and colors.
Maja Design “Summertime” collection.  The is just more proof that any Maja Design collection can be used for multiple purposes.
These are the papers I used from the Summertime collection:
“Is Always the Best”
“Taste the Strawberries”
“In the Garden”

Thanks for stopping today.

Shop for the new collection as well as all the collections using the Store Finder link found here.
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Maja Design, “Joyous Winterdays”
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Perfect Moment

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

20 October, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

It’s been lovely weather here in my country up to 25 degrees eventhough, all the leaves are falling from the trees and we have the prettiest colors of Autumn it is nice to not wear you jacket again in October. Sadly it was for just three days because today it’s raining again. For today I have a 12×12 layout using two pretty Maja Design collections “Summertime” & “Denim & Friends” and I am showcasing Camilla her twins {I can not get enough of using their cute pictures <3 }….These pictures are taken in Venice, a city I would love to visit someday.

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I have also used some of the monochromes of Denim & Friends {the aqua sheet}….I treated my chipboard with different mediums such as wax, gesso, rust paste, ink & spray. I stamped on my background with different clear stamps by 49 and Market also the flowers are by the same company.

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Maja Design papers used: Denim & Friends – Fashion, Summertime – Wind in my hair, Glittering water & Gives me joy.

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Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Chocolate Box by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

5 October, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog friends. Today I would like to present something a little bit different. It is a first chocolate box decorated by me. It’s gonna be a perfect way to say “Thank you” with the sweet surprise inside.

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Simple and easy composition, cause “Thank you” is the main element here.

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When you open the box on the left you will find the chocolate. On the right you can write some wishes, words just from the bottom of your heart. Simple ideas are often the best.

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Paper base is the box from Eco-Scrapbooking and  chipboard from Scrapiniec. Paper – Summertime Collection from Maja Design of course. My favourite mix of the best products.

Hope you like it. Hugs, Paulina

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“Dream” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

12 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello friends. Tina Ollett with you here today to share my newest Maja Designs creation. I have reverted back to a favourite collection this time around……. “Summertime”. With this beautiful collection I created a soft shabby layout full of gorgeous Petaloo flowers from Penny Lane Garden Collection. Petaloo are sponsoring Maja this month with their wonderful flowers…… thank you Petaloo !!

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Oh how I loved this collection I think I have already mentioned that but it definitely is a favourite for me. As always my layout evolved slowly and didn’t finish off how I had imagined by I was quite happy with my end project. Below are all the papers I used from this collection. Some of the papers were gessoed to help with the effect I was looking for. I have used lots of media and paints to colour my papers and Dusty Attic chipboards.

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My background papers was firstly primed with gesso and then I laid down a run of 3D Gloss gel and over that some very distressed muslin. This was my starting point and from here I layered my page with photo matting papers from the Summertime collection and then the sepia toned photo over the top.

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Around my photo I used some beautiful Leafy Stem Dusty Attic chipboards. To the right of the photo I added in a Arch Window also from Dusty Attic. These were all dressed in Crackle Pastes, inks (Distress Inks) and Prima Art Alchemy Green Gold Acrylic Paint. You can see above that I also added in some Art Stones.

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I did a little stamping with a Carte Postal stamp at the side of my photo and very randomly with a script stamp.

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For my title I have used a very old rub on that I added to some transparency paper and cut out. I have the hugest collection of rub-ons that I just can’t get enough of!!

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You can see above that I also added some Texture Crackle Paste to my background page to help bring the project together. Lastly I went over my whole project dry brushing with white gesso to help keep this very muted and to of course keep the photo the centre of attention. This photo is of my youngest daughter which was taken by a friend at a school excursion a few years back now when she was only in prep. How time flies she is now a highschooler!!

Well that is all from me today. I so hope that you enjoyed my project and I hope to see you back here again very soon. Stay tuned for more design team prettiness tomorrow.

Take care and happy crafting!!Tina-sign

A Shabby Beach Card!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

8 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello, and happy Tuesday! It’s Nancy on the blog today. How are you doing? I hope that summer is allowing you some relaxing creative time. I’ve been traveling quite a bit with my family, but not all of it has been for pleasure. We arrived home Sunday night after a long, grueling road trip. Thankfully, after a good nights sleep, I was up and running again, happily ensconced in my cozy craft room.

I was perusing the many Maja Design collections, trying to decide which papers I wanted to use for my project. It can be difficult, because there are so many beautiful choices! That was the moment my daughter called. She returned from a seaside holiday with her family on Sunday and called to share the joys of their vacation with me. One of her favorite memories is riding bicycles to along beach each morning and playing in the waves with my grandson. That’s when I knew I wanted to make a card for her using Maja Design’s Summertime collection!

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The papers are cut, distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment, tag, bicycle image, and ‘summer joy’ stamp are part of the paper collection. Even the blue flowers are fussy cut from a piece of design paper.

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I went pretty heavy on the layers with this card, and will try to show you some of the dimension in the photos. Foam adhesive is used to ‘pop up’ each layer. The flowers are woven in and out of a segment of wooden fence I had in my stash. The cheesecloth is stained and frayed to lend a tattered, beachy look.

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Paper flowers and a twine bow add a finishing touch. Below is a peek of the inside of the card. I enjoy adding special touches to the interior of my cards, and this one includes another postage stamp from the paper collection layered over paper flower petals.

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Additional Supplies Used: Twine, Cheesecloth, Tea Stain, Foam Adhesive, Paper Flowers, Detail Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining us at the Maja Design Blog. Don’t forget to check out the current Mood Board Challenge. Each entrant has the chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection, which would be a perfect way to finish up the summer. If you love these papers and want to get a closer look at the collection, you can find it in the PRODUCTS section under Summertime. There’s also a handy STOREFINDER link at the top of the page to easily locate a shop near you. I wish you fun filled days with your loved ones and happy hours in your craft space!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.