With love

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

16 February, 2020 -

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Hi everyone! Here I am with a Valentine card for you. To share some love. I hope you all are fine. Here in Norway it is still raining, but then again it is cozy to spend some time in the crafting room.

For my card I have used papers from the lovely collection Little Street Cafe. Perfect for any romantic card.

Dies and stamps are from Magnolia.

I have cut out the flowers, and sprayed them with water, curled them up, and let them to dry. Then they get this crispy look. I have also painted them with some white Gesso paint.

Behind the image I have placed some corrugated paper and cheese cloth.

I love to use MajaDesign papers, as they are thick and the colours matches the Distress Ink colours I use for my painting.

Thank you so much for visiting the MajaDesign blog today!

With love,

Love Is In The Air

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 February, 2020 -

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

This week ends on a very pleasant note – we’re going to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day! And for this occasion I created two cards in different styles that can be used to express your feelings 🙂

Both cards were made using the latest collection, Little Street Cafe. The first one features a more pinky-red colour combo with a touch of green:

The focal point is a hand-coloured with markers stamped image, placed upon a mini hearts patterned paper and decorated with mini roses, tiny heart charm and a stamped sentiment embossed with glitter ep. Details of the image are also accented with glitter:

The other card uses more purple colour tones and has a less “cute” look, so to say 😉 It would therefore be perfect for a man or for a lady who doesn’t like flowers that much 😉

I kept the design pretty simple, with a large metal charm in the shape of angel wings as the main decorative element. I added a die-cut sentiment and metal screw-like brads.

Which one do you like more?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Die-Namics, Spellbinders; stamps: Penny Black, Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Rayher; charms: my stash.

 

That is all for today, thank you for visiting! Have a lovely St.Valentine’s Day!

You have the key to my heart

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 February, 2020 -

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Hi everyone! How are you? I am back with a sweet little Valentine card, using the wonderful papers from the Little Street Café papers. I have mostly used the ones in yellow tones. Sooo beautiful papers. I will show you at the end of this post. If you can’t wait just scroll down!

When you get this collection of papers, they look really colourful. With bright colours. But as you might have noticed, I like to tone it down a bit. And to use softer colours. That is of course possible with this collection too. The yellow and pink papers are not too bright, and I use my white gesso, and paint here and there. The gesso is lovely to use, as it is a see-through-colour.

As you can see the girl (Tilda from Magnolia) on the image is holding a lock, I had to add a key to the card. I have glued it on to the beautiful rose from Wild Orchid Craft.

I have hand painted the image, with Distress Ink re-inkers and some Markers. It is a kind of water colour, and I use water colour papers to stamp on. I stamp with a brown colour from Memento, called Rich Cocoa. I have to let it dry for a bit before I start colouring. But I like the softer look you get using brown ink, instead of black. Archival ink is also a brand that is good to use.

Here are the papers used:

 

Thank you so much for visiting the MajaDesign blog today!

With love,

With Love.

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Posted by Lenet Mos

12 February, 2019 -

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Hello sweet Maja Fans,

Lenet here and today I bring you this Valentine card,

I used papers of the Christmas Season collection for this card  just to show you that the Christmas collections are not just for Christmas projects and Christmas season .

As you see  you can use them very well for other projects like a Valentine card.

 

As center piece I used a chipboard heart that I decorated with red polkadot  back side of  the Holly Jolly paper , distressed the edges and put a heart shaped lock on it.

I made a dangle with the key to the heart and attached it to the heart .

The flowers are from Prima Marketing and wild orchid crafts.

For the Card itself I used the back sides of : Deck the halls , Merry Night and Gift Shopping.

I’m so happy the Mood board challenges are back again! I always think the are a big inspiration , and it gave me the inspiration to make this card.

Did you take a look at this months  Moodboard? There is still time to get isnpired and join the challenge, first prize is a collection of your choice!

I think that is a very good reason to enter don’t you? So come on and give it a try! can’t wait to see what you create.!

 

Box Full of Hearts

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 February, 2019 -

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

I’m sure you’re well aware of the day we’re going to celebrate on Thursday. But whether you celebrate St. Valentine’s Day or you consider it purely commercial crap, love is something always worth celebrating! And appreciating someone whom you love and who loves you is always precious 🙂 Giving something you made yourself is the best way to show your feelings, whcih can’t go unnoticed. And here’s a pop-up box card I made for this occasion using the Christmas Season collection.

This orignal card form is flat when closed:

As this is the outer side, I decorated it subtly with alternating paper patterns and a small rose bouquet with a charm heart:

When open, the flat card becomes a box that stands on its own, and the upper flaps fold down to reveal the inside:

The secret lies in strips of paper attached inside the box body, which support a selection of elements: quite a few hearts, a die-cut “I love you” sign:

…and a cherub as well as mini postcards I cut out of one of the mini pad sheets and a post stamp image:

I extended the heart pattern with mini hearts on the front flap:

The side flaps feature rose images that correspond with the roses on the outside:

The message of the box is quite clear, but if you wanted to add something, there’s a tag in a pocket on the back, non-folding wall:

I really like the way it turned out, sweet and lovely 🙂

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Cottage Cutz, Impression Obsession; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; twine: Divine Twine; charm, ribbon: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting – and don’t forget to spread some love every day!