Boys Love Jeans

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 July, 2017 - ,

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

Last time I shared my first layout(s) using the fabulous Denim&Friends collection, and I said I couldn’t stop cutting 😉

Masculine projects are usually difficult, even if you’re surrounded by boys 😉 But with this collection is just pure pleasure! Not only do you get a dozen of beautiful “masculine” patterns, but also a sheet full of men in jeans! 😉 I used two of those images to make two birthday cards for men. The first one is for a musician:

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I layered several patterns in the background and added linen ribbon before I placed a guitar man image. Then I added screw-shaped brads and a music notes paper clip that can be detached and used for keeping music sheets together :)

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I die-cut the sentiment and matted it with glitter cardstock, then added a piece of signature strip from one of the papers:

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The other card is an 18-th birthday card:

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I again layered some various patterns and placed the image on top, adding a metal charm on a piece of linen string. Then I added die-cut digits and some metal pointers:

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I used the same die for the sentiment, but this time I didn’t mat it and it’s readable through the contrast between papers:

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I am really pleased with the result – what do you think?

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And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Rosy Owl, Memory Box; metal pointers: Making Memories; brads: Rayher; paper clip: Prima; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; star charm, string, linen ribbon: my stash.

See you soon!

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Happy Birthday!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

17 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hi there! First of all I would like to congratulate the Norwegian people with their National Day today! Happy 17. th of May! We will go for a parade in the streets with our national costumes, waving the flags and shout out hurrays. And the children get to eat as much ice cream as they can manage:)

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I have made a birthday card for you today, with the beautiful Sofiero papers.

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The letters and numbers are cut out with a word die from Sizzix.

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The image is from Magnolia and I have coloured it with Distress Inks.  I have stamped the image and text with Memento-Rich Cocoa. I have melted some FranTage around the image and added Liquid Pearls. On the flowers I have added Crackle Accent. The text is from Stempelglede.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the dies used are DooHickeys from Magnolia. I have inked all the edges with Distress Ink pad – Walnut Stain. And they are sewed on my sewing machine.

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog!

With love,

Camilla

Gift envelope for a birthday boy

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

6 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer with you today. My son is getting older and is being invited to birthday parties more often. This time around we were asked to give a gift card to the toy shop as a present. So of course I wanted to pack it nicely. I coloured in the image that suits the papers and the boyish colors (LOTV image with prismacolor pencils) and then created this envelope.

The part with the boy is sliding and then you can open the envelope.

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Life by the Sea collection that I have used:

Have a lovely weekend,

Birthday Cards

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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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May your day be special

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

22 February, 2017 - ,

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Hi dear Maja fans! I am back with a romantic birthday card today. I just love the flowery papers from Maja Design and the Vintage Romance collection. And here I have used some:)

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I will show you the papers used at the end of this post.

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The image is from Magnolia, and I have coloured her with Distress Ink, re-inkers and markers. I try to use colours that fit the papers used.

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Some homemade flowers together with roses from WOC. The flowers are cut out from crepe paper with some dies.

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Here comes some closeups.

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I love the way all the papers in the collection fit so well together.

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Here are the papers used:

With love from, 

Camilla