I Love You

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24 February, 2021 - ,

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

Today I bring you another love inspiration – though not about a romantic love, yet all the same beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

I made the layout using the Holiday in the Alps collection. I first applied heart garland pattern upon the background paper and then arranged the matting cluster of layered papers, hand cut tags and filigree chipboard doilies.

I added roses, a clock button and chipboard key and title word embossed with gold ep.

I finished my page off with metallic red pearls and matte gold sequins.

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Desgin papers:

Other: stencil, chipboard pieces: Agateria; glitter paste: Pentart; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; punch: DP Craft; button: Prosvet.

 

I really like how the layout turned out, bright and cheerful, and I really how the versatility of Maja papers which can be used for various themes regardless of the collection theme!

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

 

Sealed With A Kiss

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10 February, 2021 -

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

February is all about love, so today I bring you a Valentine card I made using the Little Street Cafe collection:

I used the gate fold card base and decorated the front panels with layered papers and hand-coloured stamped images of a boy and girl kissing. As the background panel is busy with flowers, I placed the figures upon a glitter heart to make them more visible:

When you untie the ribbon the card opens…

…to reveal the inside panel with a stamped and embossed motives: a red sentiment heart against golden hearts background. I used the masking stamping technique to achieve this effecct. I also decorated the inside flaps with chipboard flourish corners to stabilise the card and help it keep its shape:

There’s also some space left to write your name in ๐Ÿ˜‰

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other:

stamps and chipboard: Agateria; die: CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; acrylic glitter stones: Prima; ribbon: Rayher.

I do like how the card turned out, vibrant and cheerful – what do you think?

See you soon!

For You, Grandma, For You Grandpa

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24 January, 2021 -

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

A couple of days ago we celebrated Grandmother’s and Grandparent’s Day in Poland. And I created a set of cards for this occasion.

Both cards use the Miles Apart collection and feature the same design – a middle panel upon a background of a different pattern, a chipboard heart sentiment I very often choose to make almost identically composed cards as I love to see how papers and embellishments can totally change the final appearance. Just take a look: the card for grandma has the floral panel placed upon the heart-patterned background. I combined these with chipboard mandala doilies and a mini roses cluster that nicely blends into the printed flowers. The delicate and romantic look is topped with opalescent sequins:

Now the card for Grandpa: the same design and the focal element, but instead of flowers and doilies I added die-cut gears and moustache, and matted the chipboard heart with a piece of paper. The central panel is filled with ballons and instead of sequins I decorated the card with teeny tiny gold dots that were left after die cutting the gears ๐Ÿ™‚

As you can see, you can play around with the same design and by changing patterns, colours and embellishments get dozens of various looks ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used for my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Cheery Lynn Designs, Cottage Cutz; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Agateria; sequins: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, see you soon!

Christmas Travel Album

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10 January, 2021 -

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

I hope you had a great Christmas time spent joyfully (and safely) with your loved ones.

Today I’m bringing you a holiday album made for a couple who loves to travel. The idea was to combine Christmas papers with travel motives, as the album was meant for some most precious summer trips photos. And so I reached for Holiday in the Alps papers to make a small photo album:

On the front cover I placed a die-cut Christmas bauble decorated with various leaves, handmade foamiran poinsettias and printed ribbon. I also added a wind rose compass die cut from mirror gold cardstock. The wire is decorated with riboons and some little bells.

For the inside pages I used matting tags for photos that I decorated with little cluster ornaments and the travel motives are stamped in the background:

Here are some close-ups:

I hope the couple who received this album liked it – and that you like it too ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, Cheery Lynn Designs, Craft&You Design; stamps: Tim Holtz; bells: Dp Craft; sequins, ribbon: my stash.

 

As you can see, even using few supplies, with right papers you can create a nice little photo album ๐Ÿ™‚ Try it!

 

Wonderful Christmas Time

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24 December, 2020 -

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

I’m very happy to post today, on Christmas Eve, which for many people is an important prelude to one of the two most significant holidays of the year. This evening many of us will sit at a festive table of the Christmas Eve supper with their loved ones to share meal, joy and peace. This is for me the true meaning of Christmas: being together in a greateful celebration of God’s love and our families’ love. And this is what my today’s layout is about: being together in joy and peace ๐Ÿ™‚

For my page I used papers of the Traditional Christmas collection. First I layered torn pieces of papers to create a patchwork-like colourful background for the photo I put in the centre and decorated with a cluster of poinsettias, leaves and snowflakes. I also added some hand-cut tags, an elf image and finished it all with liquid enamel drops to imitate snow falling:

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Magnolia, Craft&You Design; glitter die-cuts: BoBunny; accrylic snowflakes: Making Memories; enamel dots: Daily Art.

 

This page shows what I love about Christmas: family time, often with those of us whom we don’t see for most of the year. But we must also think of so many of us who will not be able to do that due to pandemic restrictions that in many countries forbid to gather together. Such times remind us what is most important in our lives: family, love, togetherness – and perhaps we need difficult times to keep this in mind?

I do hope you’d be able to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones and that the New Year will bring us all the change for better. I wish that for you and for myself! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!