A Very Merry Christmas!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

5 November, 2018 - ,

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Hello, and happy Monday! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, with my first Christmas card of the season to share with you. I can barely believe the festive season is almost upon us, as I still have a couple of Christmas items on my desk from last year that I’ve been meaning to put up-lol.

I’m working with Maja Design’s gorgeous ‘I wish’ collection today. It’s full of warmth and holiday cheer. Looking at the joyful images makes me feel like baking up a batch of holiday cookies while singing my favorite carols.

Several layers of distressed papers are stitched together, topped off with a die cut oval, then embellished with wintery florals and fussy cut images from the paper collection.

A dusting of snowy Gesso adds a wintery chill, and the final touch is, as always, a bow!

Below is a closer look at the hand cut images, which includes the sentiment.

There is plenty of space on the inside of the card to write a Christmas greeting.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Twine, Paper Flowers, Holiday Greenery, Jingle Bells, Gesso. 

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today! I wish we could all sit down to a cup of tea and talk all things crafty. May your week be filled with love, happiness, and the joy of creativity!

Hugs,

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.

Trick or Treat!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

4 November, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! It is me again, with a new Maja Card! This time I have been inspired by Halloween. When I was a child we never celebrated Halloween, I am not sure if I had heart about it. But in the last years it has been really popular here in Norway too. We also had some “scary” children on out door Wednesday evening asking for Trick or Treat.

I thought the darkest papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection would fit nice for a card like this.

The image is from Magnolia, and is coloured with Distress Ink, re-fillers and Markers. The white flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have added some white Gesso and some frantage.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

Blue butterfly card

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Posted by Kavi Tha

29 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja fans,

Kavitha here today.I have a very cool blue card to show you using  papers from “Vintage summer basics”,totally loved this shade of blue which look great combined with white.I used lots of laces to go with the soft look,some die cuts cut with the same pattern papers used for the base.For the focal point i used a chipboard design and a butterfly,i use butterflies always as fillers,but i guess it looks cool even as focal point.

Maja papers used: 1904 , 1904 bs , 1916 , 1916 bs

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Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting

Happy birthday card *Vintage Spring*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

27 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have made a romantic birthday card for someone feminine. Lets have a closer look? All the papers are from the Vintage Spring collection.

close ups: lots of lace, chipboard, some sparkling elements. I have used the wonderful Vintage Spring Basics collection:

Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

Autumn Harvest

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello, dear friends of the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here with you. I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day! I’m in my craft room playing with Maja Design’s ‘Walking in the Forest’ papers once again, because I’m completely in love with this season. To quote Winnie the Pooh, it’s “a time for hot chocolatey mornings, and toasting marshmallow evenings, and best of all, leaping into leaves!”

The rich, gorgeous colors in this collection are absolute perfection for creating leafy autumnal projects!

Honestly, the papers do all of the work for you, bringing the change of seasons to life on the page. I’m layering and distressing each of my layers, then stitching them together on my sewing machine. You don’t need to add stitching, but I feel like it gives it ‘that little something extra’.   

The floral spray provides a focal point as it tumbles down the front of the card, drawing from the colors in the collection. Even the leaves are die cut from the collection then tucked in amongst the flowers and berries.

I’m doing a bit of rubber stamping on the exterior and interior of the card, as well as with the sentiment used to create the band encircling the bouquet.

Below you’ll find a peek of the inside with coordinating stamping. Of course, you’ll also find a bow. I always feel like my cards aren’t truly finished without one.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Leaf Dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Paper Flowers, Rubber Stamps, Archival Ink, Natural Twine, Fall Berries, Foam Adhesive, Glue Gun, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for spending time with us on the blog today. May this day be one of promise and joy, and may all your crafty dreams come true!

Hugs,