Treasures of the Heart

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

6 May, 2019 - ,

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Welcome, dear friends of the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, and I’m so excited to be here with you. Each time I’m on the blog I still have to pinch myself to believe I’m actually part of this amazing Creative Team! I hope you’re doing well today. Have you had plenty of creative time? My husband recently had an injury requiring surgery (he’s recovering well now), and everything to do with that kept me out of my craft room for a couple of weeks. Needless to say I am thrilled to be back to crafting this week.

I have a brand new card to share with you! I’m using the lovely Vintage Autumn Basics Collection again because it’s one of my absolute favorites. It’s full of rich colors and romantic vintage images, but can be used during any season of the year.

There are many layers to this card which I am trying to capture in the photos, though it doesn’t always show up as well as I’d  like. The base layers are hand distressed, layered, and stitched together. The chipboard frame is painted with my own recipe of acrylics to blend in with the paper tones, then lightly inked over in timber brown to give it some ‘age’.

The roses are handcrafted using the paper collection, as are the leaves and flourish swirl.  Even the sentiment is part of the paper collection! The clock is stamped onto a sheet from the collection cut out.

 

A light stippling of gesso adds a more vintage appearance.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card, which also has a bit of stamping. I like to coordinate the inside of my cards with the front.

 

 Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Flourish Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Chipboard Frame, Resin Frame, Paper Stamps from my stash, Stampin Up Clock Stamp, Staz-0n Ink in Timber Brown, Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. It’s been and honor and a pleasure to spend this time with you. I wish you a week filled with beauty, joy, and many crafty endeavors!

Hugs,

 

It’s time for Confirmation!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 May, 2019 - ,

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Hi everyone! I am sure you are as excited as me about the new Maja papers. They are just amazing, and I have started using them already.

First up I want to show you a lollipop card I made with two of the sheets from the collection. “You are a star” and “Amazing”.

Some details. Here you get a closer look of the sheet “You are a star”.

For the leaves I have used the Monochrome papers for this collection.

The image is from the sheet “Girls in Jeans”. And underneath the image you can spot “Amazing”.

Here is the back of the lollipop. Where you can write a greeting, and put some money in the small envelope.

Under I just wanted to show you a Magnolia card I made with the gorgeous papers.

 

 

 

And under I have made a lollipop for a Confirmand boy.

The papers are from the Summer Crush collection. And the image is from the Denim & Friends collection.

 

 

And you can see that the back is pretty the same as the other lollipop card.

And at last I want to show you the book card I made.

I have used wonderful the Denim & Friends collection.

I cut the tie out for hand, and have done some sewing.

To make it look like a book, I use water colour paper from Canson. And I fold it like an accordion.

 

 

Just some details. Here I have matched craft card stock and Maja papers.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja blog today!

Wedding Cards Inspiration with Elena

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 April, 2019 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

the Wedding Season has officially started so it’s time to have a bunch of wedding cards by your hand.

I choose pastel colors for my cards always, they are perfect for any wedding occasion, I guess. So the pale and soft colors are the main choice this time too.

For my cards I used Sofiero collection, one of my favorite, by the way and focused on the pink colors of it.

Though I paid too much attention to embellishments , the papers are quite soft and not busy with the floral pattern.

I also made some fussy cutting of the roses, that I used from Vintage Romance collection, and added them as paper embellishments around my flower clusters.

Pale pink, frosty grey and white are a  perfect recipe for any shabby  project, either for wedding.

But for sure you can mix them for any other project too.

 

Products used:

Prima marketing flowers and Ephemera, Lace.

Just for you

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Posted by Lenet Mos

25 April, 2019 - ,

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Hello Sweet Maja fans.

Lenet here, and today I bring you this card made out of leftovers from other projects.

Unfortunately there were no strips or anything on the paper so I can’t tell you from which collection they are from.

I do know the flowers , I cut them out of the Smell the Roses sheet from the summertime collection.

I added a little glitter to the roses to give them a little luxury feel and a little bling.

The frame  and the just for you sentiment are both from Scrapiniec.

I hope you like this card I made for you. Make sure to come back to check on the projects the other Maja Girls made for you.

Thank you very much for watching

 

 

 

Egg Easter Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 April, 2019 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Last Sunday we celebrated the most important Christian holiday of the year, the Resurrection of Christ. And of course I made some cards for the occasion 🙂 So today I bring you two cards shaped like Easter eggs, my favourite card form for this holiday:

For my cards I used the Celebration collection – nomen omen 🙂 I really like the blue-lilac combo, it looks so spring-fresh to me and I thought it would look good on spring-holiday cards.

Both cards have the same design – I layered selected papers to make the background for the focal image of the Lamb:

I added some flowers matching the colour palette and to emphasize the joyful, festive character of the cards I added some gold details: die-cut sentiment and catkin twogs and a glitter trim around the edges:

I really like how they turned out, dimensional yet still flat enough to go into an envelope 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamp: Lemonade; dies: Rosy Owl, X-cut, Craft&You; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; sequins, string: my stash.

 

I hope you had a wonderful Easter time celebration, filled with love and peace!

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you soon!