Up Up And Above

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Posted by Maja Nowak

30 August, 2017 - , ,

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A very good morning to you, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog :)

The summer is coming to an end, but we shouldn’t let our spirits go down! Today I have two birthday cards to share, and their common element is the blue palette and a motif connected with flying high above :)

The first one features an angel wing in the flower cluster:

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I layered papers from the Vintage Frost collection, placed the sentiment stamp with a button in the centre and surrounded it with flowers and leaves. I also added some pearl brads and liquid pearls.

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The central motif of the second card is an air balloon surrounded by flowers:

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I used scraps of the Vintage Romance papers to make a shabby patchwork background, placed the chipboard layered balloon upon it and decorated it with mini roses and crystal flourishes.

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And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

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button: Lemoncraft; chipboard: Scrapiniec; flowers: Prima, my stash; flourishes: Prima; mold: Prosvet; die: my stash

 

So, what do you think about my cards? I really like the way they turned out :) See you soon!

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Little Angel

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16 August, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog :)

Today I have a sweet baby layout to share with you:

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I combined the Vintage Frost and Vintage baby collections to create a delicate girly layout with my sweet niece. I created a layered background placing a square in the centre of the striped paper and adding a punched decorative square on top. Then I added a die-cut doily as a decorative corner between the photos:

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I matted the photos with papers and tags from the Ephemera sheet, and then adde a couple of balloons I cut out from the New Arrival paper:

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The flower cluster includes paper straws with metallic foil patterns and gold metallic drops:

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I made the title with foam sticker letters, embellishing the letter “a” with a molded angel wing and added a signature strip from one of the papers as a decorative border:

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As a cherry on top, I stamped “You are perfect” in the lower corner.

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I really love how the papers and patterns compliment the cute photos of the baby girl :) What do you think?

And here’s the list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: letters: American Crafts; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts, my stash; die: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart, mold: Prosvet; stam: ScrapBerry’s; paper straws, gold drops: mys stash.

 

See you later!

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Girls Love Jeans Too ;)

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2 August, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors, welcome to Maja Design blog :)

In my last post I shared two cards I made using our latest release, the absolutely gorgeous Denim&Friends collection. But what I like most about Maja collections is that they’re so versatile! And if you’re wondering whether you could use these papers for some feminine projects, I can tell you: yes, of course! Just take a look:

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Don’t they look totally feminine and romantic? :)

The first card is almost monochromatic, based on the turqouise pattern of the collection. I die-cut a decorative corner and placed the flowre cluster on it, adding some chipboard filigree ornaments and string bows:

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I stamped and embossed the sentiment directly on the background paper and then made it pop out by mounting a frame upon it. Then I added some golden drops as a final touch:

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I used a similar design for the other card:

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I die-cut two corners and put flowers and chipboard swirls on both of them. I stamped and embossed the sentiment as well, but placed it on a strip of vellum and mounted between the corners:

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How do you like them? :)

Here’s the list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Spellbidners; stamps: Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Miszmasz Papierowy; gold drops, string: my stash

 

See you later!

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Boys Love Jeans

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 July, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog today :)

Last time I shared my first layout(s) using the fabulous Denim&Friends collection, and I said I couldn’t stop cutting 😉

Masculine projects are usually difficult, even if you’re surrounded by boys 😉 But with this collection is just pure pleasure! Not only do you get a dozen of beautiful “masculine” patterns, but also a sheet full of men in jeans! 😉 I used two of those images to make two birthday cards for men. The first one is for a musician:

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I layered several patterns in the background and added linen ribbon before I placed a guitar man image. Then I added screw-shaped brads and a music notes paper clip that can be detached and used for keeping music sheets together :)

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I die-cut the sentiment and matted it with glitter cardstock, then added a piece of signature strip from one of the papers:

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The other card is an 18-th birthday card:

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I again layered some various patterns and placed the image on top, adding a metal charm on a piece of linen string. Then I added die-cut digits and some metal pointers:

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I used the same die for the sentiment, but this time I didn’t mat it and it’s readable through the contrast between papers:

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I am really pleased with the result – what do you think?

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And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Rosy Owl, Memory Box; metal pointers: Making Memories; brads: Rayher; paper clip: Prima; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; star charm, string, linen ribbon: my stash.

See you soon!

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When One Is Not Enough :)

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5 July, 2017 - ,

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Good morning to you, dear Visitors, welcome to the Maja Design blog!

Have you ordered our latest release, the Denim & Friends collection? If not, then hurry up, it’s simply gorgeous! One of my favourite collections so far! Sooo perfect for masculine projects!

And so, when I stopped smelling and touching 😉 , I began cutting and I can’t stop! And I created this layout:

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I took the beautiful hemisphere map for the background, matted my photo with various papers and added some paper straws for dimension:

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…the flower cluster with a metal charm:

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…and made my title using foam metallic gold sticker letters. I also hand-cut some tags and added pieces of signature strips from papers – I love including them in my projects :)

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I really like the way it turned out, but I had so much fun working with this collection I couldn’t just stop after one layout 😉 And so I made another one:

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For a change, I used the other hemisphere for the background 😀 And started to embellish the photo. I had this “love key” for ages and finally the time has come to use it :)

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There’s also the flower cluster with tags and signature strips:

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…and a somewhat longish title 😉 using foam letters. A tip for you: if you want your small letters pop out of the patterned background, trace them around with a fine pen :)

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It may be a little difficult to notice, as the two maps are on two sides of the same paper – but if you have two of them you’ll see the two hemispheres match perfectly! And soooo….I combined my two layouts to make my first double page ever! :)

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What do you think? I really like the way the two pages go together :)

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, wild Orchid Crafts; letters: American Crafts, Prima; glitter ink: 13@rts; charms, paper straws: my stash

 

As I said, I can’t stop cutting these beautiful papers, so join me soon for more inspiration with Denim&Friends :)

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