Mother’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2017 - , ,

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

I know many of you have already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland this holiday comes on May 26th. And so for my today’s post I have two simple shabby chic cards for moms :)

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Both are made using the Sofiero collection – soft, delicate colours and beautiful designs are simply perfect for the occasion. And so in the first card I layered sand-coloured papers in the background and placed two cut-out images on top. Then I added the sentiment in a decorative die frame and some mini roses:

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I slightly distressed the edges of papers to give them a more shabby look. Small pearls are a cherry on top 😉

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For the background of the other card I embossed the Monochromes white/sand paper to add some texture:

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Then I placed a flowery tag on top onto which I stamped my sentiment. I put a decorative chipboard frame on top so that the sentiment pops out :)

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I finished my card off with a small flower cluster:

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Though simple, the cards still were a kind of a challenge for me: I had to make them flat enough to go into envelopes to be mailed :) With my love for dimension that was sooo hard! :)

And here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Lemonade; dies: Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

Have a nice day and see you soon!

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Treasure the Moment

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Posted by Mary Catt

14 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends! Happy Sunday to all!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout made with papers from two of my favourite collections, the ”Sofiero” and the ”Monochromes – shades of Sofiero”.

A soft romantic layout in blue and gold tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”The magnificent Flowerstreet” paper from the ”Sofiero” collection and I made a die cut doily with the ”White/Sand” paper from the ”Monochromes – shades of Sofiero”.

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I primed my background with white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua” and ”Hydrangea Blue”.

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I heat embossed the ”Ada’s Flourishes” 2Crafty chipboard with ”King Midas Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Madonna Rabe Blue” powder. The title chipboards I used are 13arts and all the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some copper micro beads with gel medium and made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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First Communion Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

26 April, 2017 - ,

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

May is traditionally the month of First Communions in Poland, so I’m making a lot of cards and other gifts these days. And today I have an exploding bozx to share that I made, as money is still quite a popular gift, and there’s no more elegant way of giving money than an exploding box :)

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As you can see, I used the beautiful Sofiero collection – its delicate patterns and subtle colour palette are simply perfect for the occasion. I decorated the box lid with flowers in matching colours:

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After opening, the box reveals the contents:

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I decorated on of the sides with a stamped girl image that I hand-coloured with Distress inks, and a chipboard cross with the flower cluster – I die-cut hte  vine leaves from the green paper of the Monochrome pad – I just love this addition!

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There’s also a space for writing in wishes, and a dimensional chipboard chalice, decorated with another flower cluster:

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…and the band for sliding in a roll of banknotes 😉

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I really like the way the papers go with flowers and embellishments, giving a soft and delicate look. Now I only need a box for a boy! :)

 

Here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec, Anemone; stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; dies: Magnolia, Spellbinders; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger;  wax string, bling, washi tape: my stash.

And what is your idea for the First Communion gift?

See you soon!

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Enjoy…

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Posted by Mary Catt

16 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends! Happy Easter to all of you!!!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the ”Nyhavn” and the new ”Monochromes-Shades of Sofiero” collections.

A layout filled with colorful flowers that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unkown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”King’s Square” paper from the ”Nyhavn” collection and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”Blush/Rouge” paper from the ”Monochromes” collection using it’s both sides.

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I primed my background with white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cotton Candy Pink”, ”Alpine Ice Rose” and ”Peony Scarlet Red”.

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I heat embossed the ”Foliage Set 1” chipboards with ”Spanish Moss Green” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The ”Circle Dot Frame” was also embossed with the ”Twilight Rade Slate” powder.

The chipboards I used are 2crafty, the flair is Cuts2luv and all the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some art stones with gel medium.

Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Happiness

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

24 March, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Spring is in the air and I love it….it’s my favorite time in the year because now summer is really nearby. I really enjoyed the latest mood board from Maja Design did you already enter the challenge? If not I will have some inspiration for you using the beautiful mood board. It has beautiful greens and blues in it and such a romantic vibe….that I really enjoyed creating this layout as I do with all of my Maja Design projects.

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I cut the The magnificent Flowerstreet bs sheet in half and placed it on top of the 6th of March bs sheet! Then I added some sprays, stamps and paste on my layout. All the chipboard pieces are by Dusty Attic and I gessod them all, and some of them I embossed and others I added some rust past & mini prills on.

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The flowers I used are by several manufacturers. I really loved the text on the mood board that’s why I added it on my work in papers strips that I just printed out on my computer. I won a wonderful prize last month at a challenge site with all 13 Arts products and the hugh glass circle I added on top of the “happiness” disk is one of them.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of March bs {my b-day} Sofiero: The elegant Wine house, The magnificent Flowerstreet bs and Monochromes-shades of Sofiero: Mono Air Sky bs

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, have a lovely weekend….. love <3

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