there is beauty in simplicity

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

9 March, 2018 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to show totally different card. Easy to make and simple. Not all of us like to create projects full of layers, flowers etc. Some prefer simple projects. It doesn’t mean that they are boring – just take a look and let’s create something with me step by step.

  1. Find the chipboard and choose the papers – they need to fit together
  2. Use the white embossing powder to your chipboard
  3. Cut out all the elements from the paper, create the basic composition.
  4. Use the sewing machine and add a bit of elegance to your card.5. If you like – find a simple add ons. Glue everything together and then add some white and black splashes.
  5. You card is ready. Isn’t it lovely ? Hope you will like my today’s inspiration. If you have any question – do not hesitate ask. Used chipboard came from Scrapiniec . Have a lovely day, Paulina

New card with a step by step video!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

4 February, 2018 - , ,

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Hi there! Finally here is my post. I have often gotten the question of how I make my cards, and now I have made a video showing how I have made this. It is made with the gorgeous papers from the new Celebration collection.

Here is the video:

I have also taken some more picture of the card.

All the flowers are made with the Maja papers, I have shown you how in the video.

Another closeup. I just love the blue colours, together with the beige.

A cute moon and some castles under a starry sky. Perfect for a princess.

And it is an easel card, like this from the side.

The beautiful papers used:

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja blog!

With love,

Mont Saint Michel

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Posted by Pascale B

26 January, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Joyous Winterdays collection. I chose to work with a photomontage I’ve made, inspired by The Castle of The Pyrénée by René Magritte. Oh, I forget to tell you that there is a step-by-step video showing you how I make this layout.

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I stamped randomly the background with two of my stamps Pascale’s Form and Pascale’s Grammar with a black Archival ink. Next, I primed the background with clear gesso.

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When dry, I used different stamps to add some color to the background with different inks. I finished with splatters of the same inks. When happy with the result, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

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While the paste was drying, I colored the Archival board with Magicals. Next, I sprinkled them with an embossing powder to add some interest.

Mont Saint Michel by Pascale B.

I colored the flowers with two inks: one peach, one vintage rose.

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I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glue all the embellishments with a 3D gel. To finish the layout I added some Art Stone and microbeads.

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And here is the video link:

Maja Design products:

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Christmas Ornaments Cards with a Tutorial

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

13 October, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

it’s only October on the calendar, however the time flies so fast and soon the most magic time will come. I mean Christmas time and I guess you know, it’s better to start earlier all the preparations.

So I decided to follow this , and created a set of Christmas cards

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I used the past collection – Home for the Holidays, so classy and cozy

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My main focus this time were the ornaments that I made using Spellbinders dies.

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You can check my video tutorial that I filmed for you

Everything that glitters works great for Christmas projects, I guess it’s a good idea to mix silver and gold together too.

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I chose plaid and tiny snowflakes backgrounds for my cards, I like the smooth and mute red and brown colors the paper has in this collection.

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I hope you have liked my cards and the tips I shared in the video, and would be happy if you could use them for your Christmas cards.

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Products used:

Home for the Holidays papers

Spellbinders Dies and Stamps, Glittered Cardstock, Embossing Powder

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Easy Shabby Chic Card Tutorial

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Posted by Maja Nowak

7 June, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to our blog 🙂

Today I’m bringing you a romantic, delicate shabby chic card:

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Believe it or not, but it’s super easy to make! And I have a step-by-step tutorial to prove it 🙂

For the card I used: pieces of papers (I chose the Vintage Romance collection), a handful of flowers of various sizes and some leaves, lace, waxed string and some adhesive media. I also used the distress ink and paper distresser to add some “age” to my card 🙂

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  1. I started with cutting the papers: I cut the base of the DL card size and trimmed the second paper 0,5 cm less. The size of the top paper depends on the width of the lace (or how much of it you want to be visible) – mine is rather thin so the top layer of paper was ca. 8 cm wide. Then I inked all the edges:

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2. I distressed all the edges using the paper distresser. Then I took the middle layer paper and placed the lace along its edges:

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3. I wrapped the lace around the paper and attached the ends with double-sided tape:

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4. I layered the background and middle papers together:

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5. Then I added the top paper:

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6. I started to arrange the flower cluster, beginning with three largest flower. I placed them slightly diagonally in the middle:

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7. Then I added medium-sized flowers…

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8. …and the smallest flower and buds:

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9. Then I added leaves, tucking them in between the flowers. For the sentiment I used a chipboard word:

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10. I made some bows using waxed string – I reccomend using this type of string as it’s very easy to shape – I curled the ends just by dragging them between my finger and thumb.

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11. I folded each bow in half, applied some glue on the knot and tucked the bows under the flowers on the sides:

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12. And then I added some finishing touches: covered the chipboard sentiment with glitter and added some liquid pearls dots here and there:

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See how easy was that? The card looks rich and elegant but it wouldn’t take more than half an hour to make 🙂 Will you give it a go?

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Supply list:

Other: flowers & leaves: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; glitter: Ranger; lace, string: my stash.

 

See you soon!

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