“Love isn’t love until it’s given away” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

14 February, 2017 -

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Welcome and a very happy Valentine’s Day to you wherever you live in the world.

May your day be filled with love, flowers and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate………..!

Tina O with you here today to share my next Maja Design creation. The title for this layout was taken from a beautiful beautiful quote I found in a big box of rub-ons this morning, one I had not heard of before. But it will be one that I use again one day soon. It goes……

“Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay, love isn’t love until it’s given away”

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For my scrapbook layout project here today I kept everything very clean indeed. I did a simple stamped border with embossing powders. Again as always I have added in some fussy cut elements from the Summertime (In the Garden) – Smell the roses patterned paper.

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I had the photo printed of twice in two differing sizes and then layered them one on top of the other. I framed one photo with the Summertime (In the Garden) Die Cut frames. The centre was cut from this and then used behind the back of my chipboard window. So cute!!

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I have added in some gorgeous lace that has been cut up and layered sometimes 4 times over itself. Some of the lace was left a little distressed to keep with a shabby feel.

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I have used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards for this project. They were simply covered with Crackle Paste and coloured with China Black H2O’s, and a little distress crackle and some Star Dust Stickles.

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I used a Sizzix Die-Cut for my title “Love”. I layered it up a couple of times and dressed similarly to the other chipboards but I left it a little darker so it could stand out on the page. I also added in some handmade accetates to add to the layout another layer.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your time here. Stay tuned there will be more again tomorrow. Until then happy scrapping.Tina-sign

 

Valentine’s Day Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

1 February, 2017 - ,

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

I’m really happy that soon after warm, family-spent Christmas time we can celebrate another day filled with love and friendship :) St. Valentine’s Day is such a positive holiday! And valentine cards are my second to Christmas cards to make. And as February begins, I’m ready to celebrate 😉

What would be a better collection to use for love-themed cards than Vintage Romance, of course! And so I made a masculine and feminine card for Valentines.

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The masculine card is kind of clean&simple style – I tried to handwrite in one of the trendy fonts of lately, as if a love letter, added a die-cut cupid and tiny forget-me-nots that also appear in the card background:

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Though the card is pretty simple, it still has some nice dimension :)

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For the feminine card I went for the shabby chic style.

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I used one of my most favourite designs from the collection, with gorgeous roses and forget-me-nots.  I distressed a crafter’s clay frame with antique golden paint and filled the inside with pink roses and added some cheesecloth on top. I also used cheesecloth to accent the particular layers of the background. And then I noticed that right above the rose frame there’s a “Love Story” printed in the background – how fitting! :)

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Then I stamped the “I love you” sentiment and heat-embossed it with golden ep:

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I really like the way the cards turned out – the Vintage Romance collection is just perfect for love projects!

 

Supply list:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Impression Obsession; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; frame: Martha Stewart clay & paint; mold: my stash; stamp: Lemonade.

 

See you soon!

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A couple of Valentine’s Day Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

20 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends.

The Spring is not here though I am impassonately waiting for it. Christmas is over, so there is no need in winter for me. Actually Valentine’s Day is the day that is going to brighten or winter season days.

So I made a couple of I love you cards.

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Vintage Spring Basics is quite a wide to choose, however I have noticed that I am using almost the same papers when it cmes to create with it. This color combo of phistachino and the cafe au lait is one of my all time favorite. It seems that I have made a tons of cards with these particular papers, but I still love them.

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I added the hearts chipboard pannel and arranges some paper layers.

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I used a simple stamped quote – I love directly on the die cut piece of paper, found in my paper scraps and leftovers file.

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The same chipboard I used for my second card. But this time I used absolutely different colors for the card.

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The idea for these cards was to use a llong ribbon with a bow. It looks more attractive when it doesn’t stand out.

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Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful week end.

Products used:

6*6 paper pad, Prima Marketing flowers and ribbon, Spellbinders dies

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Valentine For My Sweet Girlfriend

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

31 January, 2016 - ,

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Hello Everyone <3

Today it is me, Silje Kristin that will inspire you with a little something that you can do for a special girlfriend on Valentines Day <3

These days I am in constant happiness, which appears on my ideas that I have on future projects. I have found me a man who is absolutely fantastic in all areas, he brings out the best in me, also on the crafting front. Therefore, I really look forward to Valentines Day, which is in two weeks, then I whant to show you my project made for him, with a very special gift <3 But today, I want to show you a more feminine gift in a form of a box <3

You see I have a friend who has bean very kind to me in the last few weeks and I really want to surprise her with something I have made. So when I came to think that abute two weeks it is Valentines Day, then I got the idea that I whant to make her a box, that I can put a surprise in it <3

This is a very basic box, made of wood, which I have decorated with beautiful paper from Maja Design, Vintage summer Basics. The reason that the box are in pink sheets, is because my friend is very fond of pink <3

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Bottom and the lid are inked with two types of Distress Ink. One is the Ground Espresso and the other is Tattered Rose. On the bottom, I’ve used both colors.

On the box I have used one pink ribbon, the same ribbon are on the bottom and the lid. I have made myself a large bow in the same ribbon on the top of the lid.

In between the large bow, I have placed flowers in different sizes. The flowers are in white and pink color, which fits very nicely into the sheets I have used. The flowers are from Gode Minner and Wild Orchids.

I have also used a string with white pearls over the flowers three places, I did this becuse I whant to add something extra.

If you open the lid, you can easily put down a surprise, as until now is a secret 😉

I hope you was inspired to make something for a frien who deserves something extra on Valentines Day, like my friend do <3

Whay not create a box, with some homemade biscuits in it <3

I wish you all a great Sunday <3

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