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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Maja Design Papers Used: Summertime-P

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.

Special Guest Designer Kerstin-Inga Peters

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

17 July, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello Scrapbooking friends!
I am very excited and honored to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer. Thanks so much for your invitation!

Kerstin-Inga-Peters

My name is Kerstin- Inga Peters and I come from Germany. I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland.
I’m a modern girl with a big vintage heart and my big passion are photos, colours and textures. With Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Style I have found ‘my’ perfect favourite genres – as it combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, and the application of various innovative products, techniques and the idea of telling stories.
I love the sea forever and ever. That’s my place for relaxation, dreaming and inspiration.
As I saw the wonderful papers I thought, amazing the right colors for sea, beach and so much more.

My first layout shows our family sunshine ‘Filou’, it’s a sheltie and he has always so much fun on the sea. His favourite occupation is to get sticks or balls out of the water.

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Used materials

Maja Design papers: Summer Time -Having fun-; Life by the sea -Regatta-; Life by the sea -Marina-

Prima flowers, Scrap FX chipboards, Gauze, Texture paste white, Distress Stain Walnut ink, Embossing powder, 3D pearls, sea shells, metal embellishments, driftwood

IMG_2820A crumpled craft paper with burlap leftover, some self-collected shells and a piece from edge stripe.

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Some stains and splashes with paints diluted with water, together with some cut outs from the ‘Marina’ paper (flags and lighthouse).

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Can you see the waves on my photo? I love the idea to continue some photo elements on the background paper. Here I used a white texture paste and a fan brush for more sea waves.

I also used some hand torn stripes together with colored gauze and a lot of little blue flowers.

 

Good day – We don’t remember days, we remember moments

Sunshine, beach, the sea and more: while the little ones dig in the biggest sandpit, the grown-ups lounge in a beach chair enjoying the sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Used materials:

Maja Design papers: Life by the sea -Sailing-, Life by the sea -Regatta-

Stencil ‘Coral’ Scrap FX, Clear stamps ‘Maritim’ Viva Decor, Dies – Lighthouse, Beach grass, Tattered flowers, white gesso, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ‘Boogie board’ Tattered Angels,

burlap,metal embellishment, tags, chipboard word from Scrap FX

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 Hanse Sail

Maja Design papers: Sailing – Vintage Romance -Words of Love-, Life by the sea -Marina-

Embellishments – wooden seahorse, metalic charms, feathers, starfish, rope

3D pearls, Distress stain ‘Walnut ink’, chipboard wordlet Scrap FX, circle dies, stencil ‘Bubbles’

embossing powder ‘Burnt copper leaves’

I’m a big fan of old sailor ships. The ‘Hanse Sail’ shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers,

traditional ships and museum ships. IT’s really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.

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So I used here more vintage colors, various brown shades and a wine red.

For the wooden seahorse I used a transparent crackle paste in combination with distress ink and a little bit copper wax creme.

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Some motifs from the ‘Regatta’ were very suitable for my photo and I decided to use a round die to cut out these elements.

 

More of my projects can you see here

https://scrapdesigns77.blogspot.com/

Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

 

Holiday

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Posted by Mary Catt

25 June, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout feauturing the ”Summetime” collection.

A layout in blue and earth 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 as the main paper for my background the ”Wind in my Hair” and I made another layer on it with a torn piece of the backside of the ”Is my Favourite” paper. Then, I matted my photo with the leftover torn pieces from the ”Is my Favourite” paper.

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I heat embossed the paterm with ”Cafe’ au Lait” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. Next was to color my page with Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cattail Copper Brown” and ”Bluebeard Blue Violet”.

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I heat embossed the title and the ”Moroccan Bits” chipboards with the ”Bratwurst Brown” Lindy’s embossing powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flair is Cuts2luv.

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To finish my page, I added some art stones with gel medium and made some splatters with white ink.

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Paper used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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First Communion Boy Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hello there, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog!

Do you remember the First Communion exploding box I shared last time? That was a girl version, and I decided I need a boy verion as well 😉 And so I selected some blue and brown papers and here it is:

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I used the Summertime papers – and believe it or not, my choice was mainly because of this gorgeous roses paper I chose for the box sides 🙂 Just look how beautiful it is! I also added some Sofiero papers as the collections go well together 🙂

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I selected flowers in matching colour for the box lid:

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The inside of the box is mostly the same as the girl’s box:

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And so there’s the stamped boy image with the cross and flower cluster:

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…the strip of paper for sliding in money:

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…and a chipboard chalice decorated with flowers:

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Maja Design papers are perfect for elegant or formal occasions, their subtle, classic designs and delicate colour palettes perfectly match the chosen theme. I really like how this boy box turned out!

I used the following supplies:

Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Anemone; dies: Magnolia, Spellbinders; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger;  wax string, bling, washi tape: my stash.

 

See you later!

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