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Posted by Maja Nowak

29 March, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

I’m often asked to make some cards to order – and today I have two birthday cards to share. The first one is for a man who loves jazz:

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I used my all-time favourite Vintage Romance collection because of the handsome guy image and for me classic jazz is those handsome guys in smart suits 😉 Although other images in the collection are rather referring to cars, I still used a car advert that I partly covered to reveal only the club name – sounds jazzy enough to me 😉

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As I said, the collection doesn’t have any music motives, but I used stamps and washi tape to add some tunes and the piano keyboard, and then a chipboard saxophone to match the card theme:

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I cut some tags from paper scraps and made a music record from cardstock:

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And so I made this romantic collection fit into a jazz theme 🙂

The other card is a complete change of theme 🙂 It’s the first birthday card for a cute little lady:

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For this one I used the refreshed Sofiero collection as I chose a soft pink and green palette. I’m so happy to be able to layer the Monochrome papers and not to cover beautiful patterns! Plus, I didn’t need to search for matching colours 🙂

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I added some little flowers and stamped and die-cut the sentiment, also using the Monochrome paper:

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I stamped and coloured the girl image in matching colours:

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But there’s some more to the card: I included the girl’s name too and made the card into an easel form:

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I really like the way the soft colours and delicate flower pattern go together with glitter and the stamp!

 

Here’s what I used to make them:

Other: stamps: Nellie Snellen, Gstamps, Lemonade; dies: Spellbinders, Crealies, Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone.

 

And which card do you like more? 🙂

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“Love you to the moon and back” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

28 March, 2017 - , ,

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A big big welcome back to the home of Maja Design.  Today I have for you my next Maja Design Team creation.

It was so exciting to hear that “Soferio” an old favourite was being reprinted into a new edition with an additional Die Cut Sheet and Monochromes.

 Can’t wait to share with you my next creation but until then I present to you

“Love you to the moon and back”……..

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 As soon as I saw this first sheet of the collection called Strolling down the rose path, I instantly knew that this was where I would start. I teamed it with “Enjoying the fragrance” to create this lolly coloured layout of my gorgeous girl.

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My starting point for this layout was to stamp and stencil with texture paste the background of Enjoying the fragrance. I have used Distress Ink Ground Espresso with a 49andMarket Stamp – Ethereal Stamp Set.  The edges of the paper were also stamped and powder embossed with another 49andMarket Stamp Set called Gabi’s Line Stitch . Once this was heat set I cut a wavy pattern from around the stamped image and then backed this to Enjoying the fragrance bs.

 

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My photo was matted using pieces from the 6 x 6 paper pack of the same papers. They are so darn cute perfect for matting this sizing of photos.

As you can see above I have also tucked in some small snippets of miscellaneous lace I found sitting on my desk.

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My photo and paper matting were sat upon some Dusty Attic chipboards that I put together to make a unique heart shape frame. These chipboards were gessoed and then inked randomly with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I also rubbed a little Liquid Pearl “Blush” over and around the edges to pick up on the pink shades from the papers.

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My Dusty Attic title “Love you to the moon and back” is a very special saying that my gorgeous girl and I have used for each other for as long as I remember. So it was only fitting to use it here. This was dressed in Finnabairs Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Crackle. Once it was dried I rubbed in some of the Blush Liquid Pearls and then rubbed over the textures with a little more of the Distress Ink.

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My clusters of flowers that I have used here are the newest of the 49andMarket collections.

Shimmer and Shine in both the Blush and Ivory Melange. They compliment these papers perfectly!

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And one more sneak peek!

For your convenience I have made a full and complete list of the materials used for this creation below.

I hope you have enjoyed my layout today. As I said before I have another coming up using this same beautiful beautiful collection.

I can’t wait to share it with you! Until then happy scrapping.

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Materials List

Sofiero New Edition – Enjoying the lovely fragrance SOF-616

Sofiero New Edition – Strolling down the Rose path SAF-615

Dusty Attic – “Love you to the moon and back” DA1190

Dusty Attic – Fancy Accent #1 – DA1623A

Dusty Attic Corner Swirl #1 DA1574

Dusty Attic Ornate Corner #DA0465

Dusty Attic- Mini Chains – DA04058

Dusty Attic – Criss Cross Stencil

Dusty Attic – Pearls DA

Miscellaneous Coloured Pearls

49andMarket – Gabrielle Pollacco – Gabi’s Ethereal Stamp Set

49andMarket Gabi’s Line Stitch Stamp Set

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Blush Melange

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Ivory Melange

49andMarket – Shimmer and Shine – Blush Jardin

Lace – Miscellaneous Pieces

Distress Ink Ground Espresso

Ranger Texture Paste

Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle

Finnabair – Art Basics – Heay Gesso

Liquid Pearls – Blush

Versa Mark Ink

Embossing Powder – Seafoam

Faux Envelope Cards Revisited ;)

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Posted by Maja Nowak

1 March, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

While visiting some craft company blogs I sometimes come across this “revisiting” idea. DT members return to old collections and make new projects with them. And so I decided to use the concept, and “revisit” one of my older projects: faux envelope cards. I also did a tutorial on them back in June (you can find it here). I also used the same collection, my favourite Vintage Romance 🙂

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I think this is just a perfect collection for wedding cards! The first card is more vintage in style, and I kept the ivory-green colour palette, as if the colours faded with time 🙂

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I didn’t use any sentiment, the image is pretty clear 🙂 I added a bouquet of roses and some pretty crystal flourishes:

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Beautiful pearl brads and vintage seam ribbon complete the look:

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The second card is more colourful as I followed the palette of the printed flowers:

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The design is pretty much the same, only instead of an image I added a decorative chipboard sentiment:

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I just love how the printed flowers blend with the dimensional ones!

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And here are the supplies I used:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Magnolia; chipboard: Scrapiniec; brads: Craftmania; bling: Prima.

 

And how about you? Do you sometimes “revisit” your previous projects and give them a go again? 🙂

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Baby You…..

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

4 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello, we are into the month of February, so I decided to do “Love” themed LO’s. This is a LO I did using Maja Design’s Walking in the Forrest Collection, Dusty Attic Chipboard & 49 and Market’s Rustic Blooms.

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The Maja Design used:

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The Dusty Attic Chipboard used: String Frame Set Small, Chains, Zippers, Love Heart Corners, Swirly Vine #5, Lavender, Leaves, Seagrass #2, mini Chicken Wire, If you think…, Love Completely, You, Wordpl@y #4, Teeny Tiny ABC set

The 49 and Market used: Rustic Melon and Burlap Bloom Mix, Rustic Canvas and Burlap Medium Blooms, Rustic Barn Med Blooms

Other Elements used: clear crackle paint, Prills express yourself, glimmer mist-bell bottom jeans, Lindys Stamp Gang-Magical-cowabunga copper, brown ink pad

Here are some close ups….

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If you are a paper layer, you will love to work with the Maja Collections, they blend & distress beautifully! I always distress the edges & on this LO I did some ripping….

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Shows a flower cluster using Dusty Attic Chipboard (lavender,seagrass & leaves) & 49 and Market Rustic Blooms….

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I hand stitched the paper layers, & on the right side I glued zippers under the paper layers….

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I primed all the chipboard with clear gesso, then applied the clear crackle onto some of the pieces. Once the crackle was completely dry, I painted on the cowabunga copper (for the cooper color), bell bottom jeans (for the blue used). I also used a brown ink pad to ink the edges…

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I love the texture the prills give….Here are some more close ups….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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A couple of Valentine’s Day Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

20 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends.

The Spring is not here though I am impassonately waiting for it. Christmas is over, so there is no need in winter for me. Actually Valentine’s Day is the day that is going to brighten or winter season days.

So I made a couple of I love you cards.

Valentine Day card for Her, by Elena Olinevich, for Maja Design

Vintage Spring Basics is quite a wide to choose, however I have noticed that I am using almost the same papers when it cmes to create with it. This color combo of phistachino and the cafe au lait is one of my all time favorite. It seems that I have made a tons of cards with these particular papers, but I still love them.

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I added the hearts chipboard pannel and arranges some paper layers.

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I used a simple stamped quote – I love directly on the die cut piece of paper, found in my paper scraps and leftovers file.

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The same chipboard I used for my second card. But this time I used absolutely different colors for the card.

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The idea for these cards was to use a llong ribbon with a bow. It looks more attractive when it doesn’t stand out.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful week end.

Products used:

6*6 paper pad, Prima Marketing flowers and ribbon, Spellbinders dies

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