Thank You Teacher Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 June, 2019 - ,

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

In less than a fortnight Polish schoolchildren will be free from school until September πŸ™‚ So it’s an intensive time of last chances to get better grades and thank your teachers. And so for today I have two simple thank you teacher cards to share:

Just as with the Denim&Friends collection, I wanted to check whether the feminine version, Denim&Girls, would make masculine projects too πŸ˜‰ And so I used these papers to make a feminine and a masculine card. I used the same design for both cards, so only the paper patterns make a difference. The she-teacher card features a hint of pink and some flower patterns:

And the he-teacher version shows off some geometrical designs and darker colour palette:

And so again, it turns out you can use Maja Design papers for any project and theme, and you are not limited to its original theme πŸ™‚

Here’s what I used for my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; stamp: Lemonade; brads: Craftmania; charms: my stash.

I hope the teachers who get the cards would feel appreciated! After all, they are like second parents to our kids πŸ™‚

See you soon!

Mother’s Day Cards

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24 May, 2019 - ,

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

In many countries Mother’s Day was already celebrated, but in Poland it comes on May 26th, so just in two days πŸ™‚ And since my getting married I have two moms, I made two cards for the occasion, using the latest collection by Maja Design, Denim & Girls:

For the foccal points of my cards I chose images from the Girls In Jeans sheet. As jeans and laces are totally my thing πŸ˜‰ I thought the images would represent me giving flowers to my moms.

In one card I stamped and embossed the sentiment diretly onto the image piece and then mounted it over layered papers and added some mini roses and a filigree chipboard flourish:

As I like adding tiny elements to my projects, I cut out a star tag from the signature strip and accented it with glitter:

In the other card I mimicked the jeans-lace layers from the image, using paper and cotton lace, and then added a resin heart filled with miniroses. Glitter and some bling add the glamour touch:

I hope my moms would like the cards – do you? πŸ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling, string, lace – my stash.

So that’s all for today, thank you for visiting – and happy Mother’s Day to all moms out there!

First Communion Exploding Boxes

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10 May, 2019 - , ,

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

May is traditionally a month of the First Communions in Poland. Every May Sunday in various churches a group of kids receive the Sacrament and then celebrate with their faimilies with festive dinner and presents. Money and jewellery are quite popular First Communion gifts and I designed exploding boxes to give them a nice packaging πŸ™‚

Here’s the girl’s version:

I decorated the box with Celebration papers:

The lid is decorated with a flower bouquet and a stamped sentiment embossed with golden ep:

When the lid is removed, the walls fall open and reveal the inside. There’s a stamped, embossed and hand-coloured image of a First Communion girl:

…a small gift pocket:

I also added a panel with a stamped poem, whilst in the centre I placed the chalice decorated with flowers:

The girl’s version is traditionally in the pink palette – I also made a boy’s version in blues:

The design is basically the same, of course the stamp is different πŸ™‚

I really like how the Celebration collection provided delicate flower patterns for the girl’s box, but also elegant flowerless motives for the boy version πŸ™‚

And how do you like the boxes?

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Spellbinders, custom vine die; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; washi tape: Dekoracyjna TaΕ›ma; bling: Marianne Design.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to our blog, don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration!

Have a nice day!

Egg Easter Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 April, 2019 - ,

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

Last Sunday we celebrated the most important Christian holiday of the year, the Resurrection of Christ. And of course I made some cards for the occasion πŸ™‚ So today I bring you two cards shaped like Easter eggs, my favourite card form for this holiday:

For my cards I used the Celebration collection – nomen omen πŸ™‚ I really like the blue-lilac combo, it looks so spring-fresh to me and I thought it would look good on spring-holiday cards.

Both cards have the same design – I layered selected papers to make the background for the focal image of the Lamb:

I added some flowers matching the colour palette and to emphasize the joyful, festive character of the cards I added some gold details: die-cut sentiment and catkin twogs and a glitter trim around the edges:

I really like how they turned out, dimensional yet still flat enough to go into an envelope πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamp: Lemonade; dies: Rosy Owl, X-cut, Craft&You; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; sequins, string: my stash.

 

I hope you had a wonderful Easter time celebration, filled with love and peace!

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

 

 

Welcome Baby Cards

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10 April, 2019 - , ,

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

Spring always makes me think about new life after winter (though we all know winter IS coming! πŸ˜‰ ), and since a couple of my friends are expecting right now, I thought it would be nice to have some welcome baby cards in stock, just to be ready when the time comes! And so in my today’s post I’m sharing a set of two cards I made using a mixture of papers:

I used the same stamp for both cards, only coloured them – as usually, with Distress inks – according to traditional girl’s pinks and boy’s blues. I tried to match the shades of Vintage Baby papers that I used for the top layers of my cards. I also added some Monochromes for the bottom layer. The design is pretty simple: just some curved-edge layered papers:

…a trim of pom-poms, the coloured stamped image in the centre:

…with two little buttons in the upper corner:

…and a touch of glam with ombre glitter and a gold-embossed sentiment:

They are dimensional enough to suit my taste, but slim enough to go into an envelope πŸ™‚

I really like the way they turned out – and look how the baby stamp imagery matches the style of those cute animals in the background πŸ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Whimsy Stamps, Lemonade; dies: Crea-lies, Spellbinders; pom-poms, buttons: my stash.

 

Thank you very much for visiting us today, don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration! See you soon!