Spring is in the Air !

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

23 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a gift set.  Spring is in the air – definitely ! I made this project inspired by the view outside my windows. Take a look, please :

Gift setI started to create my project by choosing a perfect paper. Colourful and sweet :)

Gift SetThis time my notebook is simple. Without the flowers and many add-ons on the top  it’s easier to carry and use every day.

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A confirmand card

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

22 March, 2017 - ,

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Hi there! How are you? Have you seen the new edition of the Sofiero papers? They even comes with monocromes papers. For my card I have used this gorgeous collection.

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I have coloured up Tilda (Magnolia) here with some yellow/greenish colours. As I wanted the paper bag to have a fresh, springlike touch. The Sofiero papers are perfect for any romantic Spring card.

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The clipboard frame around the image is from Wycinanka, called Apple bloss. I have put it up on 3D foam.

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For the text I have used gold embossing, and it is from Stempelglede “Dear Confirmand”. I have fastened it to a paperstraw.

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Here is a closer look.

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On the left side I have put some lovely Ephemera cards, which is cut out.

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Here is a list of the papers used:

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today! Have a great day!

With love,

Camilla

An Easter Garden!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

21 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello, friends! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely day. It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Maja Design Blog. I’m relishing the beautiful weather and staying busy as ever in my craft room with my Easter preparations. I have a new card to share featuring two spring elements, Easter eggs and handmade flowers.

Two of my favorite Maja Design collections, Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Summer Basics, are used in the creation of this card. As usual, the paper is distressed, layered and stitched to form a base. One of the many things I adore about Maja Design paper is that it’s strong and behaves much like fabric when I’m working with it. As you can see, I really put it to the test and it holds up every time.

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You’ll find a blooming rose and a wildflower gracing my little garden. If you visit my blog you’ll find tutorials for both styles of flowers as well as the Easter egg. A die cut flourish, ribbon and cheesecloth add a soft touch.

Design paper is border punched and layered to anchor the egg and florals. A die cut Spellbinder’s frame is tucked in behind the egg.

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Additional Supplies: Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Flourish Die, Spellbinders Frame Die, Foam Adhesive, Button, Lace, Cheesecloth, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting! Don’t forget to check out the March Mood Board if you haven’t already done so. There’s still time to get your project entered. Sending wishes for sunny days filled with many joys!

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Guest Designer Eulanda Silvey

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 March, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hi,

My name is Eulanda Silvey and I will guest here at Maja today.

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My husband and I own our own business but we are lucky to have our weekends to ourselves.  This is where I find myself heading to my craft room when there isn’t other things we need to be doing.  We built a house recently and my craft room is only a set of french doors away from his man den.  I set it up this way so that I can open the doors and feel like I am spending a bit of time with him while he’s in his room watching tv and I’m in my room creating.  Clever huh?  LOL!!!  I’ve been crafting for about 10 years now and just love this hobby.  If I could play full time, I would!!

 

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I tried to keep this card from being covered in embellishments to show the gorgeous papers from the “Coffee in the Arbor” collection.  The image is from the “Delicious Moments” 12″ x 12″ and my bottom layers of the card are “Raspberries” and “Rose Garden” but from the 6″ x 6″ pad.  Yes I have both in many Maja collections.  LOL!  I layered with a square doily I had in my stash (well half of it) and a few more dies from Joy called “Cutting & Embossing Floral Edge Die” and “Cutting & Embossing Doily Edge Die”.  I’ve added various Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a few leaves and finished it off with a row of white rose ribbon.

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Cuddle Mice  This card was fun to make but after I was finished I thought I should have made it into a canvas!  7″ x 7″ (almost 18cm x 18cm) and I still managed to have embellishments fall outside of that measurement! Well my thinking was that I wanted to added lots of embellishments but I also wanted to show some of Maja Design’s gorgeous “Vintage Romace” papers.  Ummm….well I tried!!!  LOL! The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Cuddle Mice”. I added some “Diamond Dust”glitter to the pom pom on the hat and over the grey flooring.  FUN!!! After I added the WO English roses I put some glitter on those as well.  OH and I added more to the miniature glass jar.  Those are fun too!  The Marianne “tassel dies” are so easy to make but adding them under the “filigree flat back pearl”, wax cord bow and seam binding bow seemed like the perfect addition.

Summer Red

Red “Happy Summer” Card  I started with Dutch Doobadoo’s Card Art A4 Tent template and layered using Maja Design’s gorgeous Summertime collection.  For the image I used Summertime’s “In the Garden” and layered it over Joy’s “Framework with Rounded Corners” die.  For the top layer I added the “Happy Summer” strawberry stamp.  I then added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers as well as a hand made Foamiran flower (white) and layered all flowers with Foamiran leaves.  The shabby chic bow and rose charm were then popped on last for the finishing touch.

Summer Blue

Blue “Happy Summer” Card For this sweet card I did the same thing as the Red “Happy Summer Card” using the Art A4 Tent template from Dutch Doobadoo.  I loved the Summertime collection so I thought maybe I needed two of them.  The image is from the “By the Sea” diecuts paper and same with the “Happy Summer” stamp that I layered atop the image.  Under the image is a different Joy die called “Rectangle Frame with Circles”.  Again I made a flower bouquet using more Wild Orchid Craft flowers and another cream colored Foamiran flower.  I layered them with more Foamiran leaves but for this one I added a wood bark star from Noor! Design UK.  The filigree butterfly was from my stash.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one!  I know I did!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!

 

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A Glimpse of You

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Posted by Mary Catt

19 March, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja fans!!!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”Nyhavn” collection.

A sensational layout that was inspired by that 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 ”Historical Atmosphere” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”Strolling along the Canal” paper using both sides.

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I primed the background with white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Hydrangea Blue”, ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua” and ”Danny Zuko’s Denim” to give some color.

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I heat embossed the ”Sammi’s Swirls” and the ”Corner Gemma’s” chipboards with ”Oakleaf Olive” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The title was treated in the same way. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some bronze micro beads 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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