Christmas Cards In Blue

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Posted by Maja Nowak

8 November, 2017 - , ,

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

Have you purchased our latest collection yet? I can tell you it’s just wonderful! One collection to use for traditional green and red Christmas projects and blue and white wintery creations. And of course some universal patterns you can use for just about anything you create :)

For my today’s post I decided to share two Christmas cards I made using the blue-red palette, as I already created some red and green ones (see the Moodboard challenge post 😉 ):

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In the first card I used a St.Nicholas image from the Ephemera sheet (small pad) and mounted it a bit on tags I cut out of various papers to add some nice pattern combo in the background. Then I added the flower cluster including winter leaves I die cut from glitter cardstock.

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I also included little banners I cut out of signature strips – I just love using these bonus mini patterns!

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For the second card I used a stamped image that I coloured with Distress inks. Then I placed it on the background of layered papers, including the one I stamped the vintage postcard on:

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For the flower cluster I also used die-cut leaves and a Petaloo flower. I inked the corners of my coloured image and added some liquid pearls “snow”:

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Though I’m more for the traditional Christmas reds and greens, I really like the way those blue babies turned out :)

And here’s what I used:

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Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Docrafts; flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Sizzix, Magnolia, Craft&You Design; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling, felt snowflake: Home&You; ribbon, snowflake stones: my stash.

 

See you soon!

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Some winter inspiration!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

18 October, 2017 - ,

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Here is a paper bag I have decorated with gorgeous papers from the collection I wish.

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Only days ago I came back from a holiday in beautiful Croatia! I stayed in a beautiful small village called Cavtat, just outside the city Dubrovnik. I was told that the people in Dubrovnik first settled down in Cavtat, before they had to escape and settled down in Dubrovnik. I guess thats why they built that fantastic city wall -to keep the enemies away. In Croatia it was still Summer, and blue sky every day! Inspite of that I manage to get the flu and sinusitis. Luckily this happened the day before we went home, so I really enjoyed my time there.

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But because of all this, I had no new card to show you. This paper bag was published in the magazine Ett Trykk last February. But I have saved it for the blogs when it was time to show some winter/Christmassy inspirations. I have made it to show my style of crafting.

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The image from Magnolia is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers.

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I have decorated with different types of flowers, cheese cloth, wycinanka, die cuts and pearls.

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I have added some Frantage around the image, which is matching the colours of the papers perfectly. The edges are sewed with my sewing machine.

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

With love,

Camilla

Cover card!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

4 October, 2017 -

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Hi everyone! Today I will show you a card I made for the magazine Ett Trykk with Maja papers of course;) I have used the beautiful papers from the Sofiero Collection, new edition, and also a Monochromes paper.

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The stamps are from Stempelglede. I have painted the butterflies with Distress Ink, re-inkers.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. And under them I have added some Sissal grass. I just love the spring feeling these papers gives! So maybe this card can brighten up a dark and windy Autumn day.

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Here you see the different layers with the lovely Maja papers, doilies, cheese cloth and laces.

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Under you see the card on the cover of the Norwegian magazine Ett Trykk :)

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Here is a list of paper used:

Hope you liked it! Thank you so much for visiting the blog today.

With love,

Camilla

Little Princess

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

25 September, 2017 - , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Today I am showing you a baby layout using a picture of a beautiful baby girl en the always pretty “Vintage Summer Basics” & “I Wish” collection on the background. Also we are promoting “PETALOO” flowers this month from the 12th – 24th and on this layout you will see a bunch of them. The Petaloo promotion ended yesterday but I was in bed with a nasty respiratory tract infection and got some medication for it so hopefully they will kick in soon. I could not help myself on using their flowers again on my layout so I combined Auntique Rose {item #1837-059} with the Antique Mauve {item #1836-070} and some of the left overs from the teal color.

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This layout was also based on this months challenge at the Cuts2luv where I am a guest designer this month & next month. I started my layout by inking the edges of my background sheet with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays then I stamped a script and dot clear stamp randomly on my sheet after that I splattered three different sprays on it. I added a stencil on the background too…I cut out four doilies by Cheery Lynn in two sizes and added them in the lower right part of my layout and behind my picture.

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Then I treated my chipboard with different mediums and placed them on my layout where I thought it looked nice then I build my page with the flowers and flairs. I finished my layout by adding some sequins, prills, mica flakes, pearlescents and some word strips.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1933bs, 1934bs & 1909bs and I Wish:  I wish for frosty mornings bs.

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1837-070 - Forget me Nots x 16 - Antique Mauve 1837-059 - Forget me Nots x 16 - Antique Rose 1836-059 - Mixed Blossoms x 8 - Antique Rose 1836-056 - Mixed Blossoms x 8 - Robin Egg Blue

1102-104 - Botanica Blooms x 4 - Teal 1467-106 - Dahlias x 10 - Teastained Teals

Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here. Did you also see the winner of this months mood board below please check maybe it’s you 😉

Have a wonderful week!4