Dishcloths as Christmas Gift

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

6 November, 2016 -

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Hello Everyone, I hope you have a great weekend :-)

Today it is me, Silje Kristin, turn to inspire you with a project created with gorgeous paper from Maja Design. 

 In these days I am in full swing to create and arrange my Christmas  presents, which I will give to friends and family. One of the things I’m making is that I knit dishcloths in different patterns that I find on my own. The first three dishcloths I knitted was in gorgeous autumn colors, so I decided to create a cover that I can have around these cloths :-)

For this Christmas gift I have taken various paper from Maja Design collection Walking in the Forest. For me this was a natural choice, since the I knitted in autumn tones. I’ve used 3 different sheets: The Colours of Fall, Autumn in the Air and When Leaves are Falling.

What I’ve done is I’ve folded the cloths in the same size, then I cut up strips in the current pattern sheets and put them together on the back with double sided tape.

On the left side I have attached a brown button with wax thread, I have attached the thread with a bow. Atop of the bow I have attached something I do not quite know the name of.

Other details I have used is walnut, straws and brown and white flowers.

Under the flowers and the other details I have autumn leaves, which are punched out with a dies from one set of five autumn leaves. 

To break the traditional fall colors I have chosen to use one Embossing powders from Stampendous called Aged Marine.

If you have dishcloths as a Christmas present to someone, you can easily spice them up this way. In due so you do not have to pack the gift in, it’s going to fit perfectly under the Christmas tree with your own creativity <3

Should any of you wonder, my cloths are knitting with needles in sizes 4, between 55-60 stitches. The cloths are knitted with cotton yarn, until they are one square. 

Good luck 😉


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Happy Summertime Smile!

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

26 August, 2016 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Oh boy is it stinking hot here in The Netherlands with temperatures above 30 degrees feels like Turkey all over again! God is good 😉 We had a great time on our vacation destination but it is also really nice to come home. I have to admit I am very lazy the last couple of days my head wants to scrap but my hart is not letting my head to do so…..So for today I have a simple layout for you all it’s a 8×8 inch one I love making those because they take lass space in my scrap room.

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Since my printer is acting up I had to use another picture for this layout. Don’t you just love the new Summertime collection as much as I do. As you see on this layout I hand made my own flowers again. I will also show you a layout that I made for my other design team I am on using as much handmade flowers as I could on a 8×8 layout. Hopefully you will enjoy my work.

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The picture was take back in 2010 and he was writing his name in the sand. I really love the bikes in this collection so I did not cover it up with flowers. To finish my flowers clusters I used some real sea shells.

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Maja Design papers used: {by the sea} Is my favorite, Is my favourite bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs.

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Now I would like to show you two other layouts that I made with a couple of other gorgeous Maja Design collections! The pretty “Vintage Romance”and mixture off two collections for my other layout! The first layout was made for Cheery Lynn Designs and the other one for The Dusty Attic 😉

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today I hope you have enjoyed my work…..and I will see you in two weeks with another project. Have a marvelous weekend everyone.

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Life is Better with Friends

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

30 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you a LO I did using Maja Design’s Beautiful Vintage Spring Basics Collection. We are now getting Spring here, snow is gone, trees are budding out, I am looking forward to seeing, all those lush, fresh greens…..

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I used:

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some close ups…

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I started off by doing distressed, hand stitched layers, I also did some stencil work…

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This corner shows some punch work using Martha Stewart Punch, cherish…

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I glued the berries & branches onto the vine frame, then painted the leaves with white crackle paint….

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The brown rose is Little Birdie, & the other flowers are IamRoses…

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The Prills used are USArtQuest Tu-Tu Pink….

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The brown used on the Chipboard is Shimmerz Inklingz, Chocolate & Diamonds. Here are some more close ups….

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Here is another LO I did, using the Beautiful, Walking in the Forest Collection “Explore”

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I used:Birdsong, Birdsong-BS,Mountain Ash, & from the Enjoying the Outdoors Collection I used:Autumn Hues-BS

Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Pretty in not so Pink

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

13 March, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you a Baby LO I did combining the Vintage Summer Basics Collection with the Vintage Baby Collection….

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I used:1934,1934-BS,1944-BS &1909-BS

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I used: expecting

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some close ups…

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I love to distress & do layers with the Maja Papers, this shows some of the layers, with some punch work, lace a doily, & hand stitching in the layers…

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I painted lots of the chipboard with clear crackle, then painted it with H2)’s once the crackle had dried…

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Here are some more close ups….

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This is a Double Page LO I did, as a Kit, for The Scrapbook Diaries

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I used the Walking in the Forrest Collection

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Looking Back

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Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

27 January, 2016 - , , , , , ,

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Hi All! It’s Gabrielle here with you today!  It’s the beginning of a new year, and I’m thinking it’s fun to reflect over past years on some of my favorites of projects I’ve created with Maja Design papers.  One of my favorite things about Maja Design papers is the beautiful images you can use for fussy cutting and embellishing your projects.  For the above layout I used a combination of papers from the Sofiero collection and from the Vintage Autumn Basics collections.  The clocks are clearly one of my go to favorite items to use on a scrap page, as are the gorgeous roses found in the Vintage Autumn Basics papers!

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Another thing I particularly love about Maja Design Papers is their wonderful quality and the strength of the papers.  They allow you to play with and manipulate the papers with a little bit of water without falling apart on you.  For the page above I cut little swags of one of the papers in the Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection papers and created a draping effect by making little folds/pleats in the paper.

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And as much as I love to create feminine pages with Maja papers, Masculine pages come together just as easily since there are so many wonderful papers and images in the papers to choose from in each collection!

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And don’t get me started on all the sweet baby pic’s you can scrap using these gorgeous papers! Above is a layout I got to make using a baby pic from my friend Jennifer who was kind enough to let me scrap her sweet baby boy….

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You can scrap feminine baby pics as well using the pretty soft pinks in the beautiful papers….here I used the lovely Vintage Baby collection papers to scrap this sweet pic of one of my little great nieces.

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Did anyone say weddings?  Of course these papers work beautifully for romantic/wedding photos!  This was a page I designed in the first year I began on the Maja design team…..good times!

The wedding pages you can create with the different collections are endless! Here I used the Nyhavn collection to scrap this beautiful photo of my niece and her husband.  This collection worked so well for their photo as their wedding had a nautical theme.

Honestly, it was so hard to pick just a few favorites I’ve made over the years.  Every time I hear that Marie Jensen is at the drawing board creating another lovely collection, I’m excited and and so happy, looking forward to seeing what new designs and lovely images I will have to work with, whether it be on my scrapbook pages, mixed media art or OTP projects!  If I had to pick a favorite collection? Lets see…..Vintage Autumn Basics,….wait a sec, nope, Enjoying the Outdoors, oh no, wait! Walking in the Forest…..**sigh** way to hard to pic just one! :)

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