Shabby is a passion? why not

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

14 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

I guess some of you are busy with Easter preparations, however I would like to share with you my passion for Shabby cards.

Today I’ve got the cards that I made for some of my classes.

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I have already told that the Basics collections are my favorites ones, as they are so versatile and you can use them for any type of project mostly.

and of course, shabby style is something that is quite easy to create with them.

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But Vintage Summer Basics is the collection that I come back to over and over again.

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All you need is to add flowers , lace and chipboard – and here you’ve got a feminine soft card.

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One more card that I made using the same collection but added more warm colors

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I really enjoy creating cards with Maja papers and what about you?

Supplies used:

Prima Marketing Flowers and a  Doily Die, Wycinanka Chipboard.

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“Sunshine” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

28 February, 2017 -

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Hello and a very warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining me here today. I have my second Design Team layout for the month today and yet again I am using the gorgeously stunning Summertime collection. I am not usually into red but this has really got me working on it. I have simply titled this “Sunshine”, well because I live in a very warm climate, sunshine is what we see the most of and the day I took this photo of my littlelist it was exactly that …..Sunshine.

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This layout was very labor intensive for me. I had laid it all out and then of course changed my mind part way through and changed it all back around again. I have used Dusty Attic’s February Moodboard as inspiration for the starting point of my layout, that being the sketch in a sense.

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I kept my layout very clean without using too many mediums this time around. I have used Summertime’s “Light Scarlet” and “Is always the best, bs” alternately as background pieces. I hand cut a border into “Is always the best” and distressed a lot of the sections that I wanted the “Light Scarlet” to show through. I have also used only one sheet of the “Light Scarlet” but gutting the centre section and cutting banners from the middle section for the inserts of my Die Cut cards.

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“Smell the Roses” would have to be my favourite piece from this collection along with the Garden Diecuts and the Polka Dots, oh heck the whole lot really is a favourite with me. I truly could keep using this collection over and over again.

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As you can see above, I have used the strip from the base of “Light Scarlet” and a banner running through the middle of my layout. They are really gorgeous the strips………I never ever throw mine away. Always perfect for a title or just a little subheading tucked in a flower cluster.

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And speaking of flowers, well I have used some……well a lot, along with some gorgeous velvet leaves from Green Tara and some miscellaneous rose buds on long stems which I just adore. I embellished the remainder of my layout using Dusty Attic chipboards. They were dressed in Liquid Pearls and gesso. I have also scattered in some seed beads for good measure and a little cheesecloth to soften the layout a little further. Well that is it from me today. I so hope I have inspired you in some way to get out those summer photos and scrap the special memories behind them. Until next time take care and happy scrapping. Tina-sign

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #2

Dusty Attic Scroll Set #1

Dusty Attic Wordplay 2

Liquid Pearls Chocolate

Distress Ink Walnut Stain

49 and Market Gabi’s Postcard from Paris Set

Miscellaneous Carte Postale Stamp

Clear Seed Beads

White Gesso

Lace Trim

Muslin

Petaloo Vintage Velvet Dogwood Red

Petaloo Botanicals White

Long Stemmed Rose Buds

Shabby Chic Journal Cover by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

27 January, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone,

I’m super excited to be joining the Maja Design DT and today I’m showcasing my first project.

I created a Shabby Chic Journal Cover to give as a gift to someone and I knew the Vintage Spring Basics collection were perfect for covering the journal.

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Below, is a short step by step video tutorial on how I created it.

Here are some close-ups of my journal cover:

To create texture in the background I used a script The Crafters Workshop stencil with some modelling paste. I wanted to keep it very clean and shabby.

I used some matching Prima Marketing flowers, leaves and vines to embellish the book.

The doily under the flowers was cut out of the 7th of May Vintage Spring Basics paper using Prima’s die-cut metal doily.

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To cover the book I used the April 3rd paper and for the doily I used the May 7th paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection below.

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Vintage Card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

12 January, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present my first inspiration.  I love vintage and shabby chic style. I’m a big fan of layers, laces and chipboards.  Cards are one from my favourite type of projects to create. Here is my today’s inspiration :
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Papers from the collection called “Vintage Romance” fits perfectly to my project.  I pick few papers and started to prepare the composition. Next was to added some flowers, metal embellishments and chipboard. Cut out elements from the paper and use them like the central point of my card.

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Flowers together with ribbon and laces. Many tiny elements together.

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Vintage stamp with perfect sentence.  Here I used different shades of ink to stamp. It look really nice instead of using a black ink.

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My cards are full of  layers and elements but I always try to make them light. It’s not easy, it takes time  but I love the final result.

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In the end I applied white gesso and splash it with white and gold paint.

Papers used :

825 - When I saw you ds 817 - Love is in the air ds 824 - To be with you ds 839 - Love notes dsVintage-Romance-PVintage-Frost-Basics 

Hope you will like my first inspiration. Hugs :*
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Wedding card

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

30 July, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you and I wanted to share with you my card that I made from one of the newest MajaDesign collections- the Vintage Romance. I love how all the vintage series collections complement each other, this one is not an exception. You can take any sheets from these collections and combine them.

I love weddings, in this card I used some die cuts, lace, pearls, chipboard.

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The small resin frame fitted the couple so perfectly…

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To create this card I have used the paper pad from the Vintage Romance collection:

Have a lovely sunny weekend,