Today was Just Adorable

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 August, 2022 - ,

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Hello lovely Maja Design friends,

Happy 1st of August I am so grateful you are here with us today, for today I have another layout to share with you. Lately I really love to use a little mixed media on my layouts like combining the very romantic stuff with a darker twist to it. This time I made all the beautiful chipboard pieces black which I later on painted to my likes. For this layout I used a picture of both our kids {Kevin & Abbey} Kevin was reading a book and I thought it was so sweet that I took a picture. 

Today was Just Adorable:

All the pretty chipboard are treated with a layer of black gesso. Then I used several waxes and a dabber brush to make it look like real metal. In the end I added some color with acrylic paints to match my beautiful Maja Design papers. For my layout I have used the “Miles Apart” collection and a new mould to frame my sweet picture with. For the background I have used a stencil and some sprays.

Maja Design papers used:

 

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny week!

Hugs

First Communion Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2022 -

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

May is traditionally the month of First Communions in Poland, and as it’s a very important celebration for many kids, cards for the occasion are hugely popular. And so today I bring you two cards I made, for a boy and a girl.

While I used the beautiful Miles Apart collection for my cards, I focused on papers you would normally not see, or just not use at all 😉 because I used only one patterned paper, and the main background is with a Monochrome set paper, while for the decorative border on both cards I used the back sides of signature strips that you normally cut off and throw away 🙂 I love that Maja Design uses even those tiny scraps to give you beautiful patterns!

As you can see, I used the same design for both cards, and they differ only by border patterns and main images of boy and girl.

Apart from the background, I used the Monochrome papers for the leaves in the flower clusters too:

And so, although Monochrome sets that go with many of the Maja collections are meant to complement the patterned papers, they also make beautiful background by themselves, as each Monochrome set is designed with their own subtle patterns.

Here’s what I used for the cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: I Love Craft, Spellbinders; punch: DpCraft; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Agateria.

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

 

You Are So Special

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 April, 2022 -

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

Spring seems to have settled for good, with the sun appearing for longer, birds chirping and flowers starting to bloom. Therefore I had no choice but to bring you a cheerful layout today 🙂

Doesn’t she look like the lady spring herself?

I made the layout using the Miles Apart collection, which is just perfect for delicate, girly projects due to a selection of soft pinks nad greens and flowery patterns. I layered several pieces of various papers, added hand cut tags, flower clusters and some embellishments.

I arranged the title with sticker alphabet letters and die-cut words:

The clear gems I used to finish off the page and the glitter words of the title glimmer beautifully against the light, adding to the lightness of the page:

I really like the way it turned out, delicate and joyful like the sunny spring day 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Kesi’Art; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; clock face: Maya Road; sticker alphas: October Afternoon; butterfly: UHK Gallery; wing: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and have a Happy Easter!

Flowery Easter Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 March, 2022 -

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

Easter is coming soon, so it’s high time to share some card inspiration for the occasion 🙂 For my first cards this year I chose spring flowery backgrounds to emphasize the joy of this important celebration!

I made both cards using the Miles Apart collection that with its beautiful patterns and cheerful soft colours is just perfect for the purpose 🙂

For the first cards I used the green-white-gold combo, with the Easter Lamb as the focal point, and added some mini flowers to match the flowers in the background paper:

For the second card I added some juicy pink magenta to the colour palette and decorated the stamped and embossed Easter song quotation with chipboard filigree Easter eggs and mini flowers cluster:

I really love how the papers accent the character of the holiday, and adding gold to cheerful green and pink gave the cards elegant festive look.

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: CreaLies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps, chipboard, ep: Agateria.

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

 

Valentine’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 February, 2022 -

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

February is in full bloom and St. Valentine’s Day approaching quickly 🙂 And since cards play a major role in this holiday, I  bring you two samples for inspration:

 

I made both cards using the Miles Apart collection and focused on blending my embellishments into the background papers. And so, in the first card I cut the paper so that the top of the printed house is visible, and arranged die cut motives of clouds and a balloon so that they look as if floating above the house. Then I filled the remaining space with die cut letters that I arranged like a crossword puzzle, and mini heart sequins:

In the other card I incorporated the flower cluster into the bouquet printed in the background paper. The flowers, both printed and dimensional, are a subtle companion to the glitter foam heart with toothpick handles 🙂 I finished the card off with a stamped sentiment and opalescent sequins:

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: My Favourite Things, Marianne Design, Little B; stamp: Agateria; punches: DpCraft; sequins: my stash.

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