Thank You Teacher Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2020 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

Although the pandemic caused closure of schools worldwide, it doesn’t mean studying stopped as well (but perhaps pupils aren’t so happy about it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). And of course it doesn’t mean teachers stopped working. Running online classes is no less demanding and many claim they spend even more time getting the lessons ready than at school. Most students in Poland won’t be returning to schools before the summer break, but they still want to express their gratitude towards their techaers who help them deal with this difficult situation we’re all in. And so I made two cards thay say “Thank you!”:

They are larger than my usual cards, measuring 15×20 cm (so twice the regular size), I guess these pupils are particularly grateful! ๐Ÿ™‚ One is for the headmaster:

…and the other for a Polish language teacher:

Theย  card for the headmaster features the Little Street Cafe collection and a hand-coloured stamped images of an owl and some books that I also heat-embossed with gold ep. I added a flower cluster and die cut sentiment:

For the Polish language teacher card I used the Celebration collection. The focal point is a book I made from scraps of paper and decorated with flowers made from foamiran and an embossed chipboard sentiment. I also added a beautiful letter-patterned ribbon to look like a bookmark going across the card:

I hope the teachers would like the cards as much as I liked working on them!

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Agateria; dies: Leane Creatief, Nellie Snellen, Marianne Design; flowers: Prima, handmade; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl; embossing powder: Blue Fern Studios; enamel dots: DP Craft; border punch: EK Success; ribbon: Eight.pl.

That’s all for today, stay healthy at home, and see you soon!

Stay Healthy

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 April, 2020 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve been locked in our homes for more than a month now due to the deadly virus ravaging the world. Restrictions that it had imposed on us have been tedious and tiresome but I think we can still call ourselves lucky if our only worry is the inability to go shopping whenever we want. There are thousands more miserable, suffering and fighting for their lives, needing help and support. For all those who are sick I dedicate these get well soon cards:

For the “boy” card I used my favourite Denim&Friends collection, adding a hand-coloured stamped image and die-cut patches and a pill blister.

I used similar elements for the “girl” card, but arranged the design horizontally rather than vertically and used the Little Street Cafe collection ๐Ÿ™‚

As you can see, I can make flowerless cards too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Having made the support-get-well-soon cards, I naturally thought of those who take care of so many sick people these days: doctors, nurses, paramedics – who often risk their own lives to save others. They always deserve respect and gratitude, but especially with this pandemic situation they are the world’s bravest heroes. And so I made a couple of thank you cards too:

I followed the collection and images pattern, but added some flowers this time ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are the cards with some medical utensils instead of the images:

While making these cards I was thinking that even though we’re stuck at home we’re so lucky to be alive and healthy, I was thinking of thousands of people fighting for their lives and so many of them losing the battle, and of those who risk their lives to save others.ย  I do pray this pandemic ends soon and that everybody is safe – and free to go outside without fear – again!

Here’s my list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Marianne Design, Nellie’s Choice; stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; pearls: Basic Grey.

 

While we can’t do much to heal the sick ones, we can still do a lot to make everyone safer. So please stay at home, save lives ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A day to celebrate

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Posted by Lenet Mos

12 March, 2020 - , ,

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Hello Sweet Maja Fans.

Lenet here and today I made you this celebration card.

It’s one that can be used for many occasions , always handy to have some of these in stock.

I made this one using theย  6″x 6″ paperpack of Denim and girls.

Here I have a close upย  from the centerpiece for you.

The flowers all come from my own stock .

The ticket stamp is an old one , I believe from Autumn Leaves.

I hope you all like my card, don’t forget to come back for more inspiration by the other Maja Girls.

And for now stay safe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brithday Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 February, 2020 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

The moment I browsed through my newly received box with the Little Street Cafe collection, I had the idea for birthday cards featuring some of the beautiful images from the collection. In the meantime I made a couple of other projects using the collection, but finally I managed to get those cards made too ๐Ÿ˜€

Both cards feature images from the Die Cuts sheet.

For one card I used the large image of a cup of coffee and a cupcake:

Sinc the size of the image was almost the size of the card, I added embellishments directly upon itย  – a mini bouquet, large pearl brads and a stamped sentiment tag:

The image of a lady I used for the other card was smaller, so I was able to add more elements:

I placed the image upon a flowery background and added a stamped and embossed sentiment and a little cake picture that I die-cut with a post stamp die. I also added lace and mini flwoers and accented the details with glitter. A couple of sequins add some glam too:

I really like the way they both turned out – nice and colorful, perfect for a fine lady’s birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Marianne Design, CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Craftmania; lace: my stash.

That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and drop by soon for more inspiration!

Love Is In The Air

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 February, 2020 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

This week ends on a very pleasant note – we’re going to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day! And for this occasion I created two cards in different styles that can be used to express your feelings ๐Ÿ™‚

Both cards were made using the latest collection, Little Street Cafe. The first one features a more pinky-red colour combo with a touch of green:

The focal point is a hand-coloured with markers stamped image, placed upon a mini hearts patterned paper and decorated with mini roses, tiny heart charm and a stamped sentiment embossed with glitter ep. Details of the image are also accented with glitter:

The other card uses more purple colour tones and has a less “cute” look, so to say ๐Ÿ˜‰ It would therefore be perfect for a man or for a lady who doesn’t like flowers that much ๐Ÿ˜‰

I kept the design pretty simple, with a large metal charm in the shape of angel wings as the main decorative element. I added a die-cut sentiment and metal screw-like brads.

Which one do you like more?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Die-Namics, Spellbinders; stamps: Penny Black, Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Rayher; charms: my stash.

 

That is all for today, thank you for visiting! Have a lovely St.Valentine’s Day!