First Communion Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2022 -

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

May is traditionally the month of First Communions in Poland, and as it’s a very important celebration for many kids, cards for the occasion are hugely popular. And so today I bring you two cards I made, for a boy and a girl.

While I used the beautiful Miles Apart collection for my cards, I focused on papers you would normally not see, or just not use at all πŸ˜‰ because I used only one patterned paper, and the main background is with a Monochrome set paper, while for the decorative border on both cards I used the back sides of signature strips that you normally cut off and throw away πŸ™‚ I love that Maja Design uses even those tiny scraps to give you beautiful patterns!

As you can see, I used the same design for both cards, and they differ only by border patterns and main images of boy and girl.

Apart from the background, I used the Monochrome papers for the leaves in the flower clusters too:

And so, although Monochrome sets that go with many of the Maja collections are meant to complement the patterned papers, they also make beautiful background by themselves, as each Monochrome set is designed with their own subtle patterns.

Here’s what I used for the cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: I Love Craft, Spellbinders; punch: DpCraft; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Agateria.

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

 

You Are So Special

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 April, 2022 -

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

Spring seems to have settled for good, with the sun appearing for longer, birds chirping and flowers starting to bloom. Therefore I had no choice but to bring you a cheerful layout today πŸ™‚

Doesn’t she look like the lady spring herself?

I made the layout using the Miles Apart collection, which is just perfect for delicate, girly projects due to a selection of soft pinks nad greens and flowery patterns. I layered several pieces of various papers, added hand cut tags, flower clusters and some embellishments.

I arranged the title with sticker alphabet letters and die-cut words:

The clear gems I used to finish off the page and the glitter words of the title glimmer beautifully against the light, adding to the lightness of the page:

I really like the way it turned out, delicate and joyful like the sunny spring day πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Kesi’Art; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; clock face: Maya Road; sticker alphas: October Afternoon; butterfly: UHK Gallery; wing: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and have a Happy Easter!

Flowery Easter Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 March, 2022 -

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

Easter is coming soon, so it’s high time to share some card inspiration for the occasion πŸ™‚ For my first cards this year I chose spring flowery backgrounds to emphasize the joy of this important celebration!

I made both cards using the Miles Apart collection that with its beautiful patterns and cheerful soft colours is just perfect for the purpose πŸ™‚

For the first cards I used the green-white-gold combo, with the Easter Lamb as the focal point, and added some mini flowers to match the flowers in the background paper:

For the second card I added some juicy pink magenta to the colour palette and decorated the stamped and embossed Easter song quotation with chipboard filigree Easter eggs and mini flowers cluster:

I really love how the papers accent the character of the holiday, and adding gold to cheerful green and pink gave the cards elegant festive look.

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps, chipboard, ep: Agateria.

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

 

Enjoy Today

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 March, 2022 -

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

Since my last post the world has changed… With the war being right behind the borders of my country, it’s obvious we feel shocked, anxious, worried and uncertain. But at the same time the amount of goodness and solidarity towards attacked people is amazing, so I do believe there is still hope for humanity! Also, dire times like these make us so aware of the fact how short life is and how important is to appreciate and enjoy every little moment! And that’s what my layout I’m sharing today is about:

I made the layout the illustrate the importance of relations between people, and the fact that how we behave towards others is what defines us as human beings, and in the end it’s all we have. No money can buy the feeling of being loved and cared for.

I used the Bohemian Harmony collection as it is just perfect to express the above! Just take a look at those words printed in the background, so true and accurate:

For my title and journaling I used expressions printed on signature strips:

The I completed my design with hand-cut tags, flowers and metal embellishments:

I really hope the world would finally turn right and we all would go back to normal! So that our children can enjoy every single moment of their lives.

Here’s what I used for my page:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: Mitform; sequins: my stash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Positive Messages For Her

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 February, 2022 -

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

International Women’s Day that is coming in March is perhaps not much celebrated due to its historical context, but I got inspired by this date to create cards for women with positive messages, expressing support and encouraging, that can be given to any important woman in our lives πŸ™‚

I made all the cards using the Bohemian Harmony collection that gives such a nice boho vibe to your projects! All cards feature images from the Snapshots paper as focal elements. Forn the first card I chose the beautiful image of a girl bathing in the sea in the sunset, and added a die cut sentiment and tags.

In the second card I used squares punched out of various papers to make a patchwork-like background for the image and stamped sentiments (which say: “Never give up” and “You can do it, who if not you”):

And finally the third card: I placed the image in a chipoard embossed frame and added some mini flowers that refer to the flowery background paper, and hand-cut tags. The stamped sentiment says “You are awesome”:

All the cards are perfect for any occasion, or even on no occasion! πŸ™‚ It’s always nice to send someone a supportive message.

Here’s what I used for the cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Crealies, Spellbinders, Kesi’art; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard, stamps: Agateria, sequins, string: my stash.

That’s all for today, see you soon!