Special Guest Designer Monika Jakubowska

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Posted by Marie

23 January, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, I’m Monika Jakubowska.

I`m so honoured and thrilled to be a Maja Design Guest Designer,Thank you for the invitation. I think it will be a fabulous year.
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Today I want to present you my very first creation – a shadow box and a card made for Grandpa and Grandma.
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To decorate this set I used gorgeous, delicate Vintage Baby It`s a Boy VIN-732 and Vintage Baby Special Delivery VIN-737. These papers look so lovely here. I also used my handmade flowers, some chipboards and Prima metal and resin embellishments.

Some closeups:
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Thank you for visiting.

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Chocolate Box For Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

18 January, 2017 - , ,

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

Remember my post two weeks ago? I made a chocolate box for Grandma and obviously needed one for Grandpa too. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m the only woman in the house and thus I’m surrounded by boys, it’s still quite difficult for me to create masculine projects. I always worry about not going too much on embellishments, or not make it too sweet… And so making this chocolate box was not so easy, but the Vintage Romance and Home For the Holidays collections came to help :)

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I basically kept the same design pattern as with the Grandma’s box, but used blue and brown palette and of course masculine motives like this handsome man ūüėČ

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I added some more cut outs and chipboard pieces and the stamped sentiment that says: Grandpa, you’re superb! :)

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I thought a little glam would not hurt, right? And so I added some glitter cardstock to the sides:

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Inside I added soem stamping on background papers and also a tag to make writing wishes easier – you just pull it out and write not worrying about the decorated other side :)

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Although I was a bit ill-at-ease, I really like the way the box turned out: masculine, but elegant with brown glitter cardstock to emphasise the celebration. What do you think?

 

Here’s what I used:

 

Other: dies: MFT; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy, wycinanka; brad: scrap.com.pl; vintage ribbon, metal charm: my stash.

See you!

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Christmas cakes that won’t make you fat:)

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

29 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I would love to show you small gift boxes that are made in a shape of a slice of a cake. Mine are Christmas themed.

These are perfect small compliments to any gift and even the adults are so surprised and interested to look inside, the kids are even more excited! (This is a die from Sizzix, Eileen Hull collection they cut the cardboard, so they are pretty strong and stable)blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_designLots of layers, I just love those snowmen

blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det1 blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det2and the second one:

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ribbons, flowers, so glitter and pearls- this mixture is just perfect for almost any occasionred_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det2 red_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det3

and two of them together:

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Home for the holidays collection:

As this is my last post for 2016 I want to wish all o you the very best in 2017! Am it be the good year for all of us and our families!

me and my little fellow are ready for New Year (in Russia we celebrate it as a main Winter holiday)

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Christmas inspiration

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

12 December, 2016 - , , , , , ,

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Hi darlings,

Today I want to share some lovely Christmas inspiration with you. I have gathered some wonderful Christmas projects, old and new, from our amazing team and from other wonderful talents out there.. Please enjoy..!

Mary Catt

Beautiful card, created by Mary. Papers from the “I Wish” collection.

 

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Maja Nowak

Beautiful Gift Tags by Maja, using “I Wish”.

 

Wonderful Lollipop Card by our special guest designer Julie Lavalette. Papers from “I Wish”.

 

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Diana Adamski‚Äé

Gorgeous card created by Diana Adamski‚Äé. Thank you for tagging MajaDesign in social media, so we could find this masterpiece..! Papers from “I Wish”.

 

Eulanda S

Stunning Christmas Card by Eulanda Silvey. Thank you for tagging MajaDesign in social media, so we could find this masterpiece..! Papers from “I Wish”.

 

Jenine Siemerink‚Äé

Such a beautiful card by Jenine Siemerink. Papers from “I Wish”. Thank you for tagging MajaDesign in social media, so we could find this masterpiece..!

 

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Gorgeous Chocolate Gift, wrapped and decorated with “Home for the Holidays” papers. Made by Evgenia.

 

Silje Kristin

Gorgeous decorated paper bags, by Silje Kristin. Papers from “Home for the Holidays”.

 

Mary

Wonderful Christmas inspiration by Mary, using papers from “I Wish”.

 

Rachelle (2)

Gorgeous winter layout by Rachelle, using papers from both “I Wish” and “It’s Christmas Time”

Elena

Gorgeous card made by Elena. Papers from “Home for the Holidays”.

 

Amy

Amazingly beautiful winter layout by Amy. Papers from “Home for the Holidays”.

Evgenia

Beautiful card from Evgenia, using papers from “A Gift for You”.

 

MajaDesign wishes all our fans a really pieceful and loving Christmas holiday.
We hope you have been inspired today.

Crafty hugs

Camilla

Decoration of stick it note pads *Tutorial*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I will show you how to make the covers for the sticker pad notes. The covers are long-lasting, as once the notes are finished you can simply attach the new block on the same place.

One cover I have decorated using the paper and another one is with fabric covering.

Here is the result:

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The one for the boy uses the paper:stick_notes_pad_boy_petzer

some close ups:

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and the girl’s one is made out of fabricstick_notes_pad_girl_petzer

some close ups:

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So lets start: Thats basically  what we will need (if you decide to go just with the paper decorations)

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I am not providing the certain measurements here as your sticky blocks may vary… I cut the piece of the thick yardstick (or the watercolour paper as I am using here) the width is about 5 mm bigger than the block itself.

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after you score it, you cut the extra length off and here is what you will need to get.

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The block inside looks like this.

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for the fabric covering, we do it slightly different, I use the cardboard for it, to make it even firmer. The larger rectangular are slightly bigger then the block itself (add about 2 mm for each!!! side), where as the inner, thin part is thinner than the block’s part (to make the cover open nicely and smoothly)

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Than we need to attach these three parts to the fleece material (I actually buy the fleece throughs from the IKEA and use them for these type of things)

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Than you cut all the extra length away and get this:

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then you need to pick the fabric, I prefer cotton one and the designs that match my papers that I will use fro the decoration,

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Using the glue, you adhere the fabric inside (start from two opposite sides, than another 2 opposite sides, that will make the fabric lay straight and nice)

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the corners of the fabric you can cut as shown, that will help you to get the corners look more nicer.

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after bending the corners inside, it will look like this:

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This time I also will put some ribbons to get the more appealing look, the ribbons you attach with the glue and then can also add some sticky tape.

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Now we will need to cover the inner part also with the same fabric

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here is what we get, you can help yourself with the scoring pen for those two lines.

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than you put some glue on the stick note pad and adhere it inside of this cover.

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Now the nicest part begins- decoration! I pick the paper for the covering.

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using the wet glue you adhere it inside.

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with the paper decoration for the boys’ sample its even easier… I picked two papers for the outside decor and you need to adhere it as shown.

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then you just need to decorate your projects as you wish, I always start by picking the main element.

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Hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial and these paper pads can become small nice gifts even for the teachers, if you go with more neutral decor theme.

 

I have used the paper pad of The Vintage Baby Collection

and the sheet with hot air baloons (New Arrival) for the fussy cutting:

 

 

Have a lovely day,