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Posted by Nancy Dynes

21 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello, crafty friends! It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Maja Design Blog. Are you as in love with Maja Design’s brand new paper collection, Denim & Friends, as I am? I’m excited to present the very first card I created using the new collection, along with a touch of Vintage Autumn Basics, so you can get an idea of how well the papers work together.

Maja Design papers speak to me like no others, and this time they inspired a project based on a wonderful memory. It’s no secret that I adore all things vintage. I can trace that love all the way back to my childhood and a special aunt who not only was a crafter, but collected antiques of every sort.  I loved spending time with her and exploring the wonders that filled her home (which just happened to be a very old, restored one room schoolhouse!). Do you have someone like that in your life? My sweet aunt lives on in my memories, and to this day I can’t pass an antique shop or flea market without rescuing some type of rusty or tattered treasure.
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Each layer is distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Light and dark blues are combined in a monochromatic palette. This paper is from the 6×6 pack, so the 12×12 papers will have larger patterns. I think the tiny florals and dots are so sweet!

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The vintage buttons are from my own collection of curiosities, which is beginning to rival that of my aunt’s.

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The center flower is handmade from Maja Design’s Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. Purchased paper flowers are also worked into the arrangement along with various ephemera, a resin embellishment,  a tiny clothespin, a loopy twine bow, and bits of vintage lace.

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Aren’t the new papers beautiful? It’s such an honor to share them with you here on the blog.

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Maja Design Papers Used:

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Other Products Used: Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Die, Tim Holtz Ideology Ephemera, Prima Resin Treasures, Vintage Buttons, Vintage Lace, Twine, Paper Flowers, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Wooden Clothespin, Sewing Machine, Thread.  

Thank you so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today. I hope you’re having a fun-filled and crafty summer!

Hugs,

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Boys Love Jeans

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 July, 2017 - ,

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

Last time I shared my first layout(s) using the fabulous Denim&Friends collection, and I said I couldn’t stop cutting 😉

Masculine projects are usually difficult, even if you’re surrounded by boys 😉 But with this collection is just pure pleasure! Not only do you get a dozen of beautiful “masculine” patterns, but also a sheet full of men in jeans! 😉 I used two of those images to make two birthday cards for men. The first one is for a musician:

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I layered several patterns in the background and added linen ribbon before I placed a guitar man image. Then I added screw-shaped brads and a music notes paper clip that can be detached and used for keeping music sheets together :)

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I die-cut the sentiment and matted it with glitter cardstock, then added a piece of signature strip from one of the papers:

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The other card is an 18-th birthday card:

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I again layered some various patterns and placed the image on top, adding a metal charm on a piece of linen string. Then I added die-cut digits and some metal pointers:

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I used the same die for the sentiment, but this time I didn’t mat it and it’s readable through the contrast between papers:

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I am really pleased with the result – what do you think?

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And here’s the list of my supplies:

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Other: die: Rosy Owl, Memory Box; metal pointers: Making Memories; brads: Rayher; paper clip: Prima; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; star charm, string, linen ribbon: my stash.

See you soon!

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Denim&Friends

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

13 July, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Have you seen the new collections ?. “Denim&Friends” with new Monochromes are great! They are so universal – I have so many ideas to use them for. My today’s inspiration is a masculine card.

Denim&FriendsIt is a card for a nice young gentleman. From this papers you can create easily the masculine cards, albums etc.

Denim&FriendsI love layers … like you could already seen many times. I like to use a small details. Cut them and combine together.

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Hugs,Paulina

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Pastel card *Mix of the collections*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Evgenia Petzer with you today. Not for the first time I am admiring how easy the collections of Maja are mixed between each other. here I have used mostly Sofiero and Vintage Spring collections.The image and the dies are from magnolia, WOC flowers.

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Lots of close ups for you to enjoy. I have added some flower soft for Tilda/s mini flowers, and in the window. love that product so much and it works pretty with the lilac papers.CA2A7687 CA2A7690 CA2A7692 CA2A7693 CA2A7696

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and Vintage Spring Basics:

Have a lovely weekend, dear friends!

Sweet Summertime Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

27 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog on this lovely Tuesday! It’s Nancy on the blog today. How are you doing? How are you filling your summer days? Are you crafting, or maybe gardening, enjoying the seaside, or possibly exploring far away places? We’re blessed to live near the beach, but we’re looking forward to spending some time cooling off in the mountains as well. I’m especially excited about having extra time for creative pursuits.

This card is the result of some happy hours in my craft room. Maja Design’s  Coffee in the Arbor paper collection inspires memories of childhood summers for me, complete with flowers, picket fences, and lemonade stands. I love recalling those carefree days and the idea of getting rich with a lemonade stand, the first form of entrepreneurship for me and my little sister. It involved setting a pretty table in the garden (that was half the fun!), making pitchers of fresh lemonade (with the help of my sweet mom), and selling it for about 10 cents a cup to anyone passing by. The riches we gathered were memories, and those memories are the sweetest treasure of all.

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Layers of design paper are distressed and double stitched to form the base, with bits of pretty lace stitched in as well. Circles are layered, cut in half, and staggered. The sentiment stamp is from my stamping cabinet, and seems perfect for this card.

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The picket fence is from my stash. I’m so happy I rediscovered it amidst the many odds and ends that are patiently waiting to be used. You’ll find a plethora of summer blooms and leaves climbing in and around the fence. A natural twine bow is added for a finishing touch. I love bows!

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Maja Design Papers Used: Coffee-in-the-Arbour

Other Products Used: Paper Flowers, Twine, Wooden Fence, Lace, Red Lead Stamp, Archival Ink, Spellbinders Circle Dies, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining me here on the Maja Design Blog! If you’d like to bring any of these papers home, just click on the STORE FINDER tab at the top of the blog. If you haven’t heard the news on social media, Maja Design has released a new collection called Denim and Friends (I’m doing a happy dance here)! Don’t forget to take a peek in the PRODUCTS tab for a first look at these fabulous papers. I send wishes for everything good and wonderful to come your way!

Hugs,

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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.