First Communion Boy Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hello there, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog!

Do you remember the First Communion exploding box I shared last time? That was a girl version, and I decided I need a boy verion as well ūüėČ And so I selected some blue and brown papers and here it is:

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I used the Summertime papers – and believe it or not, my choice was mainly because of this gorgeous roses paper I chose for the box sides :) Just look how beautiful it is! I also added some Sofiero papers as the collections go well together :)

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I selected flowers in matching colour for the box lid:

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The inside of the box is mostly the same as the girl’s box:

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And so there’s the stamped boy image with the cross and flower cluster:

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…the strip of paper for sliding in money:

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…and a chipboard chalice decorated with flowers:

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Maja Design papers are perfect for elegant or formal occasions, their subtle, classic designs and delicate colour palettes perfectly match the chosen theme. I really like how this boy box turned out!

I used the following supplies:

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

 

See you later!

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Perfect Moment You and Me

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

5 May, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning & happy Friday Maja Fans,

Today I am futuring Camilla her beautiful girls on a 12 by 12 layout using the two Maja Design collections “I Wish” & “Summertime” I really love to combine those two. I took the brown out of the first collection and the blues from the second to compliment their pretty dresses. This layout has some playful circles {which would totally fit with the sweet girls on the picture} on them and some lovely flowers by Petaloo and My Little Birdy, I also added some new Dusty Attic chipboard designs.

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I had a lot of fun using a bunch of mixed media products on my layout like sprays, stamps especially the stamps by Gabrielle Pollacco from 49 and Market. Don’t you just love this picture?? Camilla you have such lovely girls kind of jealous with a teenager boy in my household lol….

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I also used a new stencil by Dusty Attic to compliment my layout and some blue spray by Lindy’s and prills…all the stitch parts are with a sewing machine but the stitches on the picture are by hand.

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Maja Design papers used: I wish: for frosty mornings, those memories will last, you a Happy New Year. Summertime: Gives me joy, Die Cuts.

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, and I have inspired you to play with your lovely Maja Design goodies have a lovely weekend…..

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Spring is in the Air !

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

23 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a gift set.  Spring is in the air Рdefinitely ! I made this project inspired by the view outside my windows. Take a look, please :

Gift setI started to create my project by choosing a perfect paper. Colourful and sweet :)

Gift SetThis time my notebook is simple. Without the flowers and many add-ons on the top ¬†it’s easier to carry¬†and use every day.

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Gift SetGift SetGift setHope you like my project. If you have any question – do not hesitate, just ask me :) Have a lovely day, Paulina

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The life is full of colours. Find them all ! Card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

9 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a card in a little bit different size than normal cause it is 20cmx14cm ! To create this project I used the newest collection ! Both – Sofiero and Monochromes mixed with Summertime.

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The card is for a boy. The colours from the newest collections fit perfectly here cause it was needed to use green colour. I added many layers, flowers and chipboard.

Card XLCard XLEvery single time when I’m writing the new post you can read “I felt in love”. Nothing change this time ! I totally felt in love with the newest collections! I’m really glad to see the Monochromes ! Right now the only limit is your imagination ! :)

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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