Hello Baby Girl

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29 August, 2018 - , , ,

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

Recently I got some cutest photos of my cousin’s precious baby girl and of course I couldn’t resist making layouts with some of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ And for my today’s post I’m sharing one of those pages:

I chose the beautiful Marriage Proposal paper from the Vintage Romance collection for my background. I added some colour along the border with Distress ink and then stamped peony silhouettes:

I matted the photo with pieces from the Sofiero and Denim&Friends collections that matched the photo colour scheme. Then I added my floewr cluster mimicking the one in the picture:

I extended it into a cascade blending into the stamped pattern and glitter-covered chipboard flourishes:

I composed the title using epoxy and paper stickers. Then I added some sequins and gemstones as the finishing touch:

I mounted the layers of papers on pieces of cardboard (great way to use up delivery boxes ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so they don’t look flat against the flowers. And I really love the dimension it gives!

What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Altenew; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stickers: American Crafts, Piฤ…tek Trzynastego; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger; sequins, bling: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and keep dropping by for more inspiration every day!

Lots of Wishes

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15 August, 2018 - , , ,

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

Forgive me please, but I’m back to my most favourite Maja collection, i.e. Denim&Friends. I just love the versatility of this set! The patterns, the colours – it’s so much more than just a masculine collection ๐Ÿ™‚ And to prove that I have a birthday card to share – and it’s not necessarily for a man:

I layered light sand papers for my background and distressed all the edges. That provided a semi-dimensional matting for the focal decorative element, a chipboard layered clock:

I added a flower cluster in the lower left-hand corner and a small star banner in the opposite corner – I cut it out from the signature strip of the Monochrome-Aqua sheet (if you have seen some more of my projects, you know that I love using those tiny patterns too ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Just look at this yummy dimension!

I really like the way the card turned out – light and delicate, with a romantic twist ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: chipboard clock: SnipArt; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; mists: Prima; stickers: Heidi Swapp; stamp: Lemonade; embossing powder: Ranger.

 

That is all for today, visit us daily for more inspiration!

 

 

Welcome Baby Layout

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1 August, 2018 - , , ,

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

For this post I have a layout to share with a cutest little boy photo as a welcome gift:

For the colour palette I used the photo colours and added hues of blue. Therefore I chose my two favourite collections that fitted perfectly: Vintage Baby (of course) and Denim&Friends (it’s a boy, right?). I wanted the photo to remain the focal point and added only a few embellishments, including a die-cut and paper-pieced balloon:

…the name banner:

…the measurements:

To accent the lightness and delicacy of the photo I added cheesecloth, pom-poms and buttons:

I really like the way it turned out, sweet and light as is the precious new baby boy ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Memory Box, Craft Passion; chipboard: Scrapiniec; liquid pearls: Ranger; cheesecloth, buttons, pom-poms – my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting and see you later!

Wedding Envelope Card

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18 July, 2018 - ,

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

While our summer Moodboard palette is absolutely gorgeous and up to my taste (check out the previous post!), for my today’s post I changed the colours entirely to go pinky mauve for a wedding. It’s been ages since I’ve made an envelope card and I thought I might as well make one ๐Ÿ˜‰ But as Maja papers are nicely thick and sturdy, they aren’t perfect for a classic heavily folded envelope form. Therefore, I cheated a bit and made a card using only half of the sheet. And here it is:

I cut the She’s My Lady paper from the Vintage Romance collection diagonally and used the half with the fan in the corner, which is almost invisible and therefore suited for a wedding card. Using only half a paper made the same side of the paper to be the outside part and thus the flowery border around the page made a beautiful trim in front of the card ๐Ÿ™‚ I sewed the bottom part and decorated the flap:

Inside the envelope I placed a writing cardstock piece that I decorated with a stamped and embossed ornament. I also embossed the wedding rings on the plate that masks the ribbon on the flap:

I really like the way the card turned out and how the patterns on the paper provided a beautiful background!

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; butterflies: Prima, home&you; stamps: Lemonade, Inkadinkado; ribbon, pearls: my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting the blog today, drop by tomorrow for more inspiration!

Traveller’s Journal

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4 July, 2018 - ,

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

The summer holidays started in most countries with school education ๐Ÿ˜‰ And so many of us realise their travellin dreams and go to see the world. Even though nowadays smartphones are mostly used to collect and share memories, there are still many traditional freaks like scrapbookers and journal artists who prefer to keep accounts of their travels in paper books. And so here’s one for them:

I made the notebook using my favourite masculine collection, Denim&Friends. The hemisphere pattern papers from the 6×6 pad were just perfect for the covers! I decorated the front with strips of plaid paper and signature strips and added some stamping and a die-cut wind rose. I placed the notebook title in a metal frame attached with nail-like brads.

The notebook closes with a piece of rubber elastic. A fabric brad acts as a kind of stopper for it.

I decorated the inner covers and the title page too, using a lot of Tim Holtz stamps. I also added a kraft envelope for some loose pages, photos, tickets etc. one might want to collect during summer travels.

And some more stamping on the back cover ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s what I used for the notebook:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Tim Holtz; die: Cheery Lynn Designs; chipboard covers: Scrapiniec; notebook insert: Studio75; kraft envelope: Anita’s; brads: Rayher, Craftmania; metal elements: my stash.

So what do you think? Would you take that notebook with you fro your holidays?

See you soon!