Baptism Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 October, 2018 - , , ,

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

It’s been a while since I did some colouring, so for today’s post I decided to create a set of two baptism cards, for a boy and girl, that feature a hand-coloured stamped image. And here it is:

I kept the same design for both cards, just changing the colour paletter between girly pink and boyish turqouise 🙂 The design is very simple: layered panels of papers, the top one with a decorative border that you can cut using decorative scallop scissors, or even hand cut, so you don’t even need dies.

Then I placed the image of a sleeping baby that I coloured with Distress inks:

…and added a heat-embossed stamped sentiment with baptism formula in Polish and surrounded it with flowers:

I mounted the particular layers on 3D foam for some nice dimension:

There is also a bit of glam to the cards with subtle golden shine of the embossed stamp and crystal and pearl drops.

I wanted to keep the cards simple but elegant – and I think I succeded in that 🙂 What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Whiff of Joy; flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; pearls, crystals, string: my stash.

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

 

To my vintage baby!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

7 October, 2018 -

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Hi everyone! I am back with a paper bag card for a baby. An what isn’t more perfect than to use the cutest baby collection from Maja Design called Vintage Baby!

Behind the image from Stempelglede I have placed a tag from the paper called “Die cuts”.

The words are written on my computer and printed out.

Here you can see the tag inside. I love the teddy bears and the stars on the paper!

Some close ups:

The butterflies are stamps from Stempelglede, and I have coloured them with Distress ink. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. This card was also published in the magazine Ett Trykk for the August issue.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Blog today!

With love

Hello Baby Girl

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Posted by Maja Nowak

29 August, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

Recently I got some cutest photos of my cousin’s precious baby girl and of course I couldn’t resist making layouts with some of them 😉 And for my today’s post I’m sharing one of those pages:

I chose the beautiful Marriage Proposal paper from the Vintage Romance collection for my background. I added some colour along the border with Distress ink and then stamped peony silhouettes:

I matted the photo with pieces from the Sofiero and Denim&Friends collections that matched the photo colour scheme. Then I added my floewr cluster mimicking the one in the picture:

I extended it into a cascade blending into the stamped pattern and glitter-covered chipboard flourishes:

I composed the title using epoxy and paper stickers. Then I added some sequins and gemstones as the finishing touch:

I mounted the layers of papers on pieces of cardboard (great way to use up delivery boxes 😉 ) so they don’t look flat against the flowers. And I really love the dimension it gives!

What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Altenew; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stickers: American Crafts, Piątek Trzynastego; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger; sequins, bling: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and keep dropping by for more inspiration every day!

Welcome Baby Layout

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Posted by Maja Nowak

1 August, 2018 - , , ,

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

For this post I have a layout to share with a cutest little boy photo as a welcome gift:

For the colour palette I used the photo colours and added hues of blue. Therefore I chose my two favourite collections that fitted perfectly: Vintage Baby (of course) and Denim&Friends (it’s a boy, right?). I wanted the photo to remain the focal point and added only a few embellishments, including a die-cut and paper-pieced balloon:

…the name banner:

…the measurements:

To accent the lightness and delicacy of the photo I added cheesecloth, pom-poms and buttons:

I really like the way it turned out, sweet and light as is the precious new baby boy 🙂

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Memory Box, Craft Passion; chipboard: Scrapiniec; liquid pearls: Ranger; cheesecloth, buttons, pom-poms – my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting and see you later!

Welcoming the New

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Posted by Maja Nowak

3 January, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja friends!

I’m so happy to welcome you again as a Maja Design Team member! It truly feels like a family, here and it’s an honour and privilege to be able to inspire you one more term!

A new year marks a new beginning, a fresh start – and so I thought a set of welcome baby cards would be a perfect fit for the first post in the new year 🙂 And here they are: for a girl and boy:

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I used sweet pastels and delicate design of the Vintage Baby collection.

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Both cards have the same design: I layered square pieces of papers as the background for a die cut cute giraffe put together from pieces of various papers. I must admit I had great fun with putting those tiny bits together 🙂

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I also added pieces of lace and velvet ribbon and balloons cut out from one of the papers, as well as liquid pearls drops to give the background some texture:

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The cards are quite dimensional, so I also assembled boxes for them, each decorated with washi tape:

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Ande here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Marianne Design, APS Craft; stamp: Lemonade, brads: Dovecraft; crystal drops: Marianne Design; lace, ribbon: my stash.

 

I wish you a happy and creative 2018! And I do hope you’d come and visit our blog often to find a lot of inspiration 🙂

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