I’m going to be an Aunt <3

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

23 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today it is my turn to present one project for Maja Design. 

The project I’m going to show you today is one project I created 25 August, but because of bad images, the time was never right, it never got published. But today it’s time, and you know what is funny is that these images are the first pictures I took of the project.

You know I’m going to be a Aunt, for the first time in February next year <3 But to tell you how this project started, we need to go some months back. My sister called me at the start of August to tell me she was pregnant, and the due date is February the 18. She also told me that she wanted to tell it in a very special way, in fact she whant to tell it with a specal project. How this project was going to be, it was all up to me, but it had to be a calendar on it, since we not at that time knew if it was a boy or a girl, the project had to be in neutral colors.

I liked the idea right away, I liked it alot, and that this is not a project you see each day. What is special about this box is that this is the first project I make to my aunt children <3

For this box I’ve used paper from two different Maja Design collections. Vintage Romance and Vintage Spring Basics. I have chosen out those sheets in a gray and bright tone.

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After I had covered the box with pattern sheets, I attached silver feet below the box, glue on buttons and pearl ribbon on the sides and the edges.

On the lid of the box I made one plateau, this I did because it would be easier to decorate and put things I create in 3D and other details.

On two of the sides I have decorated with one locomotive (my own tutorial), an elephant that I found in a folding book for children, butterflies, flowers, buttons, pearls, cheese cloth and blocks.

On the other two sides, I have many of the same details, but here I have one 3D plane (put together with my own turorial) and a Giraffe folded from the same children book that the elephant.

Atop of the plateau i have a easel that I have made myself, with a calendar on. Around the due date which is the 18 I have a heart and on the top of the calendar I have written February. February is punched out with one set of dises from kaBoks.

On the side of the calendar are several blocks, these blocks I have used one dies of one train and placed on blocks that I have put together. The other details are pearl and butterflies.

One very special project from me today, that means a lot to me that I got to make it <3 <3 <3

And before I quit my blog post, I would like once again to say congratulations to my sister and the great man she is with <3  You’re going to be a great dad and mom to a little boy coming in February <3

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Cozy Fall Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 September, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, it’s Elena here today.a

Fall has come and I feel the necessity for the mature bright and dark colors. That’s why I made a couple of cards inspired by the season.

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I used Fika collection  – so cozy and sweet.

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Purple , chocolate and green hues remind me about fogs, harvest and Indian summer.

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I added some crochet lace and canvas ribbon , just a few flowers.

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However to make it look more cozy I made stitching on paper layers.

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So when it is chilling outside, it’s a good chance to invite your friend for a cup of tea or coffee.

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Products used:

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Spellbinders Dies, Crochet, Prima Marketing Flowers and Chipboard

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Happy Summertime Smile!

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

26 August, 2016 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Oh boy is it stinking hot here in The Netherlands with temperatures above 30 degrees feels like Turkey all over again! God is good 😉 We had a great time on our vacation destination but it is also really nice to come home. I have to admit I am very lazy the last couple of days my head wants to scrap but my hart is not letting my head to do so…..So for today I have a simple layout for you all it’s a 8×8 inch one I love making those because they take lass space in my scrap room.

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Since my printer is acting up I had to use another picture for this layout. Don’t you just love the new Summertime collection as much as I do. As you see on this layout I hand made my own flowers again. I will also show you a layout that I made for my other design team I am on using as much handmade flowers as I could on a 8×8 layout. Hopefully you will enjoy my work.

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The picture was take back in 2010 and he was writing his name in the sand. I really love the bikes in this collection so I did not cover it up with flowers. To finish my flowers clusters I used some real sea shells.

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Maja Design papers used: {by the sea} Is my favorite, Is my favourite bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs.

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Now I would like to show you two other layouts that I made with a couple of other gorgeous Maja Design collections! The pretty “Vintage Romance”and mixture off two collections for my other layout! The first layout was made for Cheery Lynn Designs and the other one for The Dusty Attic 😉

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today I hope you have enjoyed my work…..and I will see you in two weeks with another project. Have a marvelous weekend everyone.

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Lollipop card with Maja Design papers {tutorial}

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

10 August, 2016 - , ,

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Hi there! Today I will show you how I make my lollipop cards with the beautiful Summertime papers from Maja Design. The collecion has two main colours to work with, blue and red. I have chosen the red colour scheme for my card.

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Here comes my step by step:

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Above you see a collection of dies, papers, doilies, cheese cloth, paper straw, liquid pearls and sissal grass that I have used for my card. The dies are DooHickeys from Magnolia (mainly the club kit vol 5-the blue ones) and Spellbinders (the circles).

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I start with making the main base in the lollipop card, the rosette :) I cut a whole length (12″x 12″) measuring 5,5 cm.

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You will need two of theses.

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Then I fold the papers using my score pal. If you don’t have one, just fold it with your fingers. I fold every second cm (as you see at 1, 3, 5.. cm).

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Then I turn the paper around, and fold at 2, 4, 6 … cm. Then I will fold it at every cm.

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When you are finished, the papers will look like this, two accordians.

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I use my inking tool to ink the edges with the colour Walnut Stain.

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Then I glue the two parts together. I use Tacky glue.

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Now it looks like this.

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Then I glue the two outher parts together. Press it untill it is fasten together.

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You will now experience that the paper rosette will not lay the way you want 😉

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So you will need a piece of paper to attach it to. Use more glue…


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Place it on the back of the rosette. And press untill it is fasten.

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Now your rosette will look like this.

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I will use this gorgeous girl as the main image.

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I will now cut out all the other parts.

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Here they are. The papers are so beautiful! Like as all the parts are small treasures.

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To make the flowers crumpled, I first spray them with water.

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..like this :)

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They are thick papers, so you will need some water.

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Then curl them together, and let them dry.

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Meanwhile I prepare the back of the card, where I will place a piece of paper to write a greeting on.

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I am also making the tassels. Just love them! Too cute :)

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Here they are both, rolled together.

I will now show you how the lollipop card turned out:

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I have also added some white gesso on the flowers and the rest of the papers. And also put stamens inside the flowers.

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And under comes some detail photos:

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And at last a detailed list of the paper used:

I hope you liked my card, and that you got inspired to make one or two yourselves! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you a lovely day!

With love,

Camilla

Summertime!

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 July, 2016 -

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Are you all enjoying your summer? Well for me that starts in little under one month, hopefully all will be better in Turkey by then as we leave to go on our vacation. For today I would like to show you some more projects showing of the newest “Summertime”collection! I am not sure what it is but this is such “must create” with collection that I just can’t put my finger on it hihihi. For my projects I used all pretty dies by Cheery Lynn Designs what better way to show off that gorgeous collection right?

Amazing Summertime:

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As you can maybe see this card looks a lot like the card on my last post but only here I used a different color scheme more of a beach feeling. The pictures in this collection are super cute that it draws you to fussy cute them and create any kind of project with it.

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Maja Design papers used: Only the blue and creme papers plus the 6×6 paper pad & It’s my favorite, Cute summer dress, Playing at the beach bs, Glittering water, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs.

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For the other card I used the other pretty colors in this collection and made a birthday card which is a very large card by the way the flowers on this card are also handmade. And I used a pretty new embossing folder and lots of dies. I am very pleased with how both cards turned out so very differently while using the same collection.

Happy Birthday: 

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This card was made with lots of layers as you can see and I probably used all the papers in this collection for the flowers. For the flowers I mostly use scraps because then I use my scraps because when I don’t the pile of scraps will become massive. What do you do with your scraps I wonder???

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Maja Designs papers used: Only the red, pink, green and creme papers plus the 6×6 paper pad & Wind in my hair bs, Taste the strawberries, Light scarlet, Taste the strawberries bs, Flowers everywhere bs, Is always the best bs, Is always the best, Greenery bs.

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Thanks for being here with us today and I hope you will visit my blog later today ==> “HERE” <== for your chance at winning this gorgeous collection….. next time I will have a layout to show you 😉 have a lovely weekend everyone!

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