Simply the Best

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 March, 2020 -

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

In my last post I shared a baby girl layout using the Little Street Cafe collection. I also claimed it’s quite easy to use any Maja collection for any theme. And so I have challenged myself to create a boy page with this romantic, vintage and feminine collection. Here’s the result πŸ™‚

Just as in my previous post, I followed the photo colour combo and opted for a monochromatic selection of background papers. IΒ  chose orange hues (surprising as it was for me!) that perfectly match the brick wall in the photo. I repeated the motive with a stencil and white structure paste…

…and referred to my boys’ black t-shirts with black mold elements and stamping. A range of matching flowers as well as black stones and matte gold sequins complete the look.

For the title I used a chipboard piece that I embossed with glossy black ep:

I think it turned out really cool, casual and cheerful πŸ™‚ But what do you think?

Here are my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Heidi Swapp, aliexpress; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; stones, stencil, resin flowers: Prima; mold: Prosvet; sequins: my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting the blog today! Don’t forget to return soon for more inspiration πŸ™‚

 

Adorable

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 March, 2020 -

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

As each Maja Design collection, Little Street Cafe has a specific theme, but at the same time is versatile enough to be used for almost any kind of project. And today I’m bringing you a baby girl page using these beautiful papers πŸ™‚

The collection features a vibrant palette of several colours, but it is really easy to opt for a monochromatic project. I selected mauve and pink papers and added a touch of white and gold to create light, delicate background for a sweet photo of my goddaughter.

First I layered background papers and applied a wreath motive upon them with a stencil and white texture paste. Then I filled each wreath with flowers:

I die-cut the title word from gold metallic cardstock and applied it upon a wired heart:

I also added some sequins for a bit of girly glam πŸ™‚

I really like the way it turned out; light, subtle and delicate like the baby in the photo πŸ™‚ What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; die: Kesi’Art; stencil: Agateria; diecuts, wired heart: Prima; mold: Prosvet; sequins: my stash.

 

That is all for today, thank you so much for visiting and don’t forget to drop by soon for more inspiration!

 

 

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

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 itΒ  – 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ It would therefore be perfect for a man or for a lady who doesn’t like flowers that much πŸ˜‰

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!

Colourful Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 January, 2020 -

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Hello, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

The weather this winter is very weird, no snow or frost, just dull rainy days. It might make you pretty discouraged, and I think there’s no better way to overcome blue feelings than the colour therapy πŸ™‚ And Maja Design’s latest collection, Little Street Cafe, is just perfect for the task, with those juicy purples, yellows and oranges! Today I have a very colourful wedding exploding box to share using these optimistic papers:

I think the flowery pattern of the Always Time sheet is so beautiful! I covered the outside walls of the box with panels of it paired with plaids of the Coffee Al Fresco and Delicious papers:

I tried to mimick the flower bouquet of the paper on the lid of the box:

Inside walls are covered with charming polka dots pattern and tiny flowers:

As exploding boxes often serve as practical (and beautiful at the same time πŸ˜‰ ) means of giving money to the newlyweds, so I usually put pockets on the walls and suggest some goals, like “for a dream journey”, “for a baby crib”, “for the home”, etc.

There’s also a small panel for writing in wishes:

And as usually, there’s a chipboard “cake” in the centre of the box, this time with a couple as the topper:

I like how the colours of this collection complement one another to make a juicy optimistic combo. I think this exploding box would be perfect for a boho-style wedding. What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Spellbinders; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; cake: Wycinanka.pl; bling: my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting today, don’t forget to drop by soon for more inspiration!