Chateau de Brissac

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Posted by Pascale B

20 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose one of my photo of the Chateau de Brissac (Loire Valley, France).

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

As usual, I primed the background with a clear gesso to protect the paper. Then I added a design with a stencil and a clear crackle paste. I let dry naturally.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

In the meantime, I colored a few flowers and the leaves with different Twinkling H2O.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

I colored the background with different colors of Twinkling H2O to match the colors of the photo.

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I cut a few papers to add under the photo, and I glued all the flowers.

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I added some mica flakes and micro beads. To finish the layout I added some random stamping.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

Maja Design papers used in this project:

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6×6 Paper pad

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My Beautiful Maja Design Papers!

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

19 July, 2017 -

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Goodmorning to you lovely Maja Design Fans,

For today no new work, I have a couple projects to share all made with my Beautiful Maja Design papers. I am still so happy to be on this design team and I always seem to take out my Maja papers to create projects for another DT. For these projects I combined several collections and you as fans probably know which ones right away. On my blog there is a give away going on of the newest collection “Denim & Friends” so head on over to my blog http://www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.com and see how you have a chance to win it. For this post I will not explain how I created my work but this will be a picture post mainly for my next post I will have a tutorial so you can see how I work ;-)…..so let’s get started!

First up is this 8×8 layout futuring three collection can you spot which ones? You will get a extra entry if you post in a comment on this blog telling me.

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Let’s have a look at some close ups:

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Second project is this card futuring four collections this is a little harder then the one above. You will get a extra entry if you post in a comment on this blog telling me.

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Let’s look a little closer:

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And for my third project another card using two collection this one is a tricky one because I colored the sunflowers with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang so if you just give me a comment on this post you will also get a extra entry but I would love to hear if you know which collections I have used here:

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Let’s look a little closer:

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For my last project for this post another card using just one collection {easy peasy right??} just look ate the bankgound papers hihihi! You will get a extra entry if you post in a comment on this blog telling me.

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Let’s look a little closer:

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So only for commenting on my post here you will already get one extra entry on winning the STUNNING “Denim & Friends collection on my blog. I would love if you visit my blog but it’s not a must…and if you can guess which collections I used for my projects by commenting on this post you can get up to five extra entries awesome right???

Have a wonderful day and good luck 😉

Love

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Amy Voorthuis

I'm a scrapper at heart and I enjoy every inch of this hobby! Lately I am exploring mixed media, making off the page projects and cards too. Maja Design papers make me one happy lady hugs xox

Re-Purposed Gift Box for Summer

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 June, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share a cheery decorated box.

This box was a chocolate box I had saved from Christmas.  I ate the chocolates ( I may have even hid them from my family) and then saved the box as if I always had it.  I can be super sneaky that way where chocolates are concerned.

I grabbed the gorgeous Maja Design collection called Life in the Country. Such a happy cheery collection that makes me think of a summer picnic.

These are the papers I used from the collection and shown in the image below:
Porch, Summer Kitchen, Our Deer Summer Cottage

The top of the box is decorated with a gorgeously fabulous die from Spellbinders called Spellbinders Shapabilities Die – Heirloom Oval.
I added white cardstock behind the die to really make the design pop.

Along with the die cuts, the box is embellished with some exquisite flowers from  Petaloo, some gold shimmery ribbon and gold floral berries.

The side of the box also has a diecut from the same Spellbinders die set as used on the top of the box.  This view of the side provides an exquisite view of how wonderfully the patterns of the paper match and coordinate.

I added paper to the inside of the box as well.  Helps cover up the fact that I actually ate a whole box of chocolates.  Chocolates?  What chocolates.  Not me!  hahahaa

Another view of the top and the beautiful papers.

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Thanks for stopping here today.

Shop for the wonderful Maja Design collections using the “Store Finder” link found there.

Products Used
Maja Design -Life in the Country Collection   :

Porch

Summer Kitchen

Our Deer Summer Cottage

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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Lollipop card for a Confirmand

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

31 May, 2017 - ,

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Here comes a Confirmand card I made to my friends son. And I have used papers and image from the Summer Crush collection for this one. I think the papers have really sharp and cool colours, which fits sporty young people :) It is my son (three years) who is holding the card on the photo above.

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Here comes some more pictures of the lollipop card:

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The lollipop cards ar fun to make, and they are faster to make than my ordinary cards. Here comes a closeup.

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Tags from Magnolia with texts from Stempelglede.

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The text #konfirmant is written on my computer and printed out. I have used my sewing machine and sewed the paper edges. They are also inked with Distress ink – reinkers.

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog!

With love,

Camilla