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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Funny Cards by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

23 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog friends. Today I would like to present a funny cards for many occasions. I felt in love with the Summer Crush collection. The colours, patterns are perfect for happy and colourful cards , definitely ! Funny CardsMy idea was to create a very layered cards. The hard thing was to keep it clean and not to heavy.

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Funny CardsThe colours of the collection helped me a lot!

I added also white chipboard from Scrapiniec, Digital Graphics from Janet and splashed a whole surface in the end.

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Hope you will like my project. Fell free to find inspiration here.

Hugs, Paulina

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In Red And Blue

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Posted by Maja Nowak

15 February, 2017 - ,

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

When the days are still dull and short there’s no better remedy than some colour therapy! :) And so I returned to the bright and cheerful Summertime collection and created two cards. The first one is in red tones:

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I layered and distressed some papers. Then I added a couple of paper straws as the background for my embellishments:

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I added roses that correspond to the ones in the background and a cute heart frame:

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I completed the design with some glistening gem stones:

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And then I thought of fans of blue 😉 And made this card in a similar way:

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Again, I layered papers and added some paper straws:

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There’s an ornate frame too, inside which I placed a butterfly button:

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The flower cluster in matching colours and beautiful lace complete the whole:

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Here are the papers I used:

 

Other: art clay, gold paint: Martha Stewart; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Lemoncraft; molds, paper straws, lace – my stash.

 

And which one do you like more?

See you soon!

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Masculine Cards by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

26 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a very layered, masculine cards :) When I saw the paper from the “Vintage Autumn Basics”  collection I knew what to create. I love the colours, the style and  all small details to cut out. I just felt in love …

Masculine CardsI started to create the cards by choosing image and chipboards. Maja Design paper has a lot of small elements to cut out and it helps a lot during your creative process. From only one collection you can create many different products. I love to add layers, chipboards and flowers.

Masculine CardsMasculine CardsVintage stamp from Stempelglede in brown colour fits here perfectly.

Masculine Cards Masculine Card7I made two card for different occasions by using one collection.  Hope you will like my projects 😉

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Special Guest Designer – Bev Rochester

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

16 January, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello there, I’m Bev Rochester and hail from the North East coast of England.  I was tickled pink to be asked to be a guest designer for Maja Design.  I’ve been crafting for years but have concentrated on papercrafts this past 7 or 8 years.  I’m very lucky in that I have a dedicated craft room (my hubby converted the garage and utility room for me) so have all the space I need to collect more craft stash than I will ever use!

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My style has evolved over the years and I’m finding myself more drawn to soft, pretty and vintage colours, papers and embellishments and Maja papers are perfect for all things soft, pretty and shabby.

For my first card I worked with the Coffee in the Arbor collection – perfect for a pretty shabby chic card.  The sheets used are Raspberry Jam Cookies, Raspberry Cupcake and Raspberry Lemonade.

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I used dies and stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Rosy Owl and Magnolia and flowers from I Am Roses.

I also used a butterfly stencil from Whimsy Stamps with embossing paste and glitter to add texture to the card.

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And of course a card is not complete unless you carry the pretty through to the inside :)

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For my second card I went back to my first love and did some stamping and colouring to pair up with the exquisite Vintage Romance papers.   The papers I used are Passion, She’s My Lady and Just You & Me.

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I used Spellbinders, Rosy Owl, Magnolia and Whimsy Stamps dies as well as stamps from Whimsy Stamps, flowers from I am Roses.  I used a faux stitches stamp around the edges of the paper.

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Again I’ve carried the design to the inside of the card with these gorgeous vintage papers.

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For my final project I used the absolutely gorgeous Sending Love collection.  I used Enjoying Outdoors, Garden Creatures and I’m Happy.  Oh my goodness!  The colours in this collection are … I have no words except to say that this is my favourite collection.  Just beautiful!

I decided to make a shaped card, the base is die cut with a Tattered Lace die set.  I stamped a chicken wire stamp randomly on the top layer, it works so well with the outdoor theme of the paper collection.

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I made a bird using a mould and paper clay, and also stamped out some butterflies onto the patterned paper and fussy cut them out to carry the theme of the collection through.

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And again, the inside finished off to carry the design through.

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Thank you for visiting!

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