Celebration Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 February, 2018 - ,

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

Today is St. Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and devotion. What a better way to celebrate love and devotion than a marriage? And what a better way to celebrate a marriage than to use the Celebration collection? ๐Ÿ™‚ And so I combined the two and created this wedding exploding box:

Perhaps the colour palette I chose is not a typical wedding set of colours, but they look so elegant to me! For the outer sides I decided on the dark brown roses pattern and added a mauve-sand flower cluster on the top lid:

Traditionally, inside walls are decorated with delicate patterned papers and have little theme pockets to put money gifts into: for a new house, for a honey moon, for a crib and the fourth wall is for writing in wishes:

In the centre I placed an intricate chipboard cake that I decorated with a lace bow and mini roses in matching colours:

I really like the way the box turned out, elegant and light! What do you think?

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl, ribbon, lace: my stash.

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

 

Celebrate Your Life

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31 January, 2018 - ,

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

I’ bringing you the layout I made using our latest release, the Celebration collection:

The layout is cheerful and light, featuring the subtle mauve and cream colours of the collection – yet it contains a strong message that I used as a title-journaling, taking advantage of the signature strip it was printed on:

Then I placed my photo upon layers of pieces of papers. I tried to showcase as many beautifull patterns as possible ๐Ÿ˜‰ I added a chipboard clockface and some flowers:

Splashes of mists in matching colours, glitter ink dots and printed cotton ribbon add some shine to the page – it’s about life celebration so a bit of glam doesn’t hurt ๐Ÿ˜‰

The layout also proves that boy layouts can employ pink shades without going too sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t you think?

And here’s what I used:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; mists: Tattered Angels; glitter ink: 13@rts; chipboard: Wycinanka; butterflies: UHK Gallery; ribbon: my stash.

 

That’s all from me today, thank you for visiting and hope to see you later!

 

For Grandma And Grandpa

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17 January, 2018 - ,

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

In a couple of days grandkids in Poland are going to celebrate the Gradma and Grandpa days. We all know how important is the role of grandparents to kids, and so it’s one of our most favourite celebrations. for that occasion I made two cards, for grandma and grandpa:

Perhaps you’ve recognised the collection I used for my cards? Yes, that’s our latest release, Celebration ๐Ÿ™‚ Both cards have the same design and feature the images of elegant vintage people.

For the grandma’s card I selected mauve papers from the collection:

 

I layered papers, added a chipboard filigree decorated with a pearl brad and a flower cluster adorned with printed ribbon:

The grandpa’s card features blue papers:

 

I also used a chipboard piece on the layers of papers, but to give it a more masculine feel I chose a net fragment and added gears and a nail brad apart from the flowers:

The Celebration collection is just perfect for any festivity, with its subtle colours and classy patterns.

What do you think?

 

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Rahyer, Craftmania; chipboard: Scrapiniec; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Welcoming the New

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Joy of Christmas

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20 December, 2017 - ,

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

Christmas is just a couple of days ahead and I just can’t wait for the celebration to begin, for the Christmas Eve family gathering, carol singing and eating traditional Polish food delicacies (it is a custom to have twelve courses for the Christmas Eve supper and you must at least try a bit of all of them!) And of course, it’s a great occasion for taking family photos to scrapbook later ๐Ÿ˜‰

But before I take new pictures I still have some old ones that I used for this last layout and post this year:

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I’m really happy that Maja releases Monochromes for each collection now! They save me a lot of wondering which paper to sacrifice for the background ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here I layered two Monochromes papers under the main background sheet. Then I added some snowflakes stamps:

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Then I matted the photos with pieces of papers and hand-cut tags and the title using foam gold letter stickers:

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With each sheet, Maja gives you a bonus border on the signature strip. I really love using those snippets ๐Ÿ™‚

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I also added the flower cluster containing mulberry flowers, die-cut leaves, a chipboard bauble, a crystal gem and gold metallic ribbon:

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The Playful sheet I chose for my background has a girl image in the bottom left hand corner, which didn’t really match my photos. So I just rolled it over and hid, putting another small flower cluster in between the layers ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here’s what I used for my layout:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Craft&You Design; punch: Woodware; stamp: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Scrapiniec; foam letters: American Crafts; felt snowflakes, bling: home&you; ribbon: my stash.

 

Since this is my last post this year, I’d like to wish you a very merry Christmas, filled with love, peace and joy, and all the best in the New Year!

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