Birthday Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

29 March, 2017 - , ,

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

I’m often asked to make some cards to order – and today I have two birthday cards to share. The first one is for a man who loves jazz:

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I used my all-time favourite Vintage Romance collection because of the handsome guy image and for me classic jazz is those handsome guys in smart suits ūüėČ Although other images in the collection are rather referring to cars, I still used a car advert that I partly covered to reveal only the club name – sounds jazzy enough to me ūüėČ

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As I said, the collection doesn’t have any music motives, but I used stamps and washi tape to add some tunes and the piano keyboard, and then a chipboard saxophone to match the card theme:

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I cut some tags from paper scraps and made a music record from cardstock:

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And so I made this romantic collection fit into a jazz theme :)

The other card is a complete change of theme :) It’s the first birthday card for a cute little lady:

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For this one I used the refreshed Sofiero collection as I chose a soft pink and green palette. I’m so happy to be able to layer the Monochrome papers and not to cover beautiful patterns! Plus, I didn’t need to search for matching colours :)

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I added some little flowers and stamped and die-cut the sentiment, also using the Monochrome paper:

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I stamped and coloured the girl image in matching colours:

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But there’s some more to the card: I included the girl’s name too and made the card into an easel form:

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I really like the way the soft colours and delicate flower pattern go together with glitter and the stamp!

 

Here’s what I used to make them:

Other: stamps: Nellie Snellen, Gstamps, Lemonade; dies: Spellbinders, Crealies, Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone.

 

And which card do you like more? :)

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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 Рdefinitely ! 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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Gift SetGift SetGift setHope you like my project. If you have any question – do not hesitate, just ask me :) Have a lovely day, Paulina

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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.

Cuddle Mice

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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Guest Designer Monika Jakubowska

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

12 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Maja Design fans.
Monika Jakubowska with you here today.

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It`s nice to meet you here. Today I want to share romantic card made with Summertime collection.

I used paper ‚ÄúGarden bouquet‚ÄĚ and¬†added gorgeous image from the paper¬†‚ÄúIs always the best‚ÄĚ. Flowers comes from Wild Orchid Crafts. To make the cluster look more natural I added leaves cut out with the paper ‚ÄúGreenery‚ÄĚ .

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I also added some chipboards from Agateria and lots of cream beads.

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I hope you like my inspiration.

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