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Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did using the Beautiful Coffee in the Arbour Collection….

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I used:

Smell of freshly brewed coffee-BS,Raspberry Lemonade,feel the grass between your toes,& rose garden-BS

Other products used:Dusty Attic:Corner Flourish #3,Skeleton Clock Faces,Flourish #5,word tags #1,geometric panel,mini Marrakesh Trellis,Zippers,mini script ABC,mini words #3…..Decadence Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & I also used TCW stencil 6×6 (Art is),TCW stencil 6×6 (confetti),Viva modelling cream (champagne),Petaloo-printed Darjeeling (wild), Petalloo,penny lane (forget me), Ranger perfect pearls (green patina), TA glimmer mist chalkboard (decadence) Graphic 45 metal clothspins.

Here are some close ups of detail…..

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I used TA chalkboard & perfect pearls green patina,on the chipboard & for misting the paper.On the leaves of the flourish I also applied a coat of crackle,then reapplied the green patina. I also inked the edges of the chipboard using versacolor (pinecone) ink pad….

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I glued some seed beads into the geometric panel…..

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Shows some,punch work,hand stitching,stencil  work & misting….

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I did some stencil work on the flourish,using TCW art is & Viva modelling cream….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Blooming Gorgeous

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to the Maja Design blog . The weather is extremely cold here in Australia as we are in the middle of Winter. I am dreaming of warm spring days with blooms smiling happily in my garden … Today I am in a Romantic mood showcasing a very romantic card, loaded with blooms, and some resin embellies, embracing the dreamy new collection at Maja Design …..‘Coffee in the Arbour ‘  card by Heather Jacob      Heaps of yummo layering and stitching. I always have such fun creating these cards . card by Heather Jacob       I find the Maja papers such a delight to play with, and  these layers are complimented with the blooms and a key .  Just look how these papers embrace the blooms .I can just imagine sitting at a table enjoying coffee and cake surrounded by a beautiful garden full of color and blooms .. sigh xoxocard by Heather Jacob   I decorated the inside of the card quite simply by adding more striped paper and a small die on the right side .   Card by Heather jacob   I seemed to be a little carried away with the blooms and just kept adding more of them .These papers blend so beautifully with little pink rosebuds, pink and white roses and a resin key .  card by Heather Jacob

 card cover by Heather Jacob

Maja Design papers used for the pink and white card .Coffee in the Arbour …..Grandmas old Porcelain cups, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry Jam Cookies, Lets share a cookie… Vintage Frost 19th December ..

Celebrate with BLUE AND WHITE – always so fresh and crisp .  BLUE tag and pocket by Heather Jacob    I love the crisp feeling to a blue and white project . Here I have created a tag that pops inside the pocket . BLUE tag and pocket by Heather jacob

BLUE TAG AND POCKET by Heather jacob  My stacked layers consist of leaves , rosebuds, chipboard and dies, finishing off perfectly with a heart and an altered metal piece and  pearl brad . This pocket has a foundation of white cardstock with stamping in blue, and some white gesso splashed randomly to add to the crisp feel of Blue and white . BLUE tag and pocket by Heather Jacob Maja Design Papers used for the Blue and white  tag and pocket Coffee in the Arbour..Blueberry cupcake, Lovely weather, and Walking in the Forest – Jeans  .  Thanks so much for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to have a play with these romantic papers . Big hugz to each of you and Bye for now until next time . happy scrapping x my signature

 

Cute and Sweet

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014

 

Happy Monday!! Marilyn’s  here with you today…. The other day I was looking in my memory box and I found this picture of my son Alexander when he was eleven months, he looks so cute and sweet that  I can’t believe my baby boy turned 20 years old two months ago…how time flies. I worked with the Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections in this page.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-1 Vintage Autumn Basics collection(XIII and XXII papers)

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design- August2014-3 I used flowers, stencil, wood piece and cherub from Prima.

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I gave a little of color to the flowers with Distress Stain(faded jeans) by Ranger.

 

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I hope my page inspired you, until next time!!!

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Layout with Camilla

Hi! I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I have been creating a new layout to show you. For my boy layout I have used the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

Leon - MD And here are some close-ups of the details. I folded down one of the corners to let an applique show from behind.

Leon - MD1 I created a layer using lace from Tresors de Luxe.

Leon - MD2 And I also used a bunch of flowers from Prima Marketing.

Leon - MD3Products used: Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics collection (No XXI, No XIX, No VII), laces (Tresors de Luxe), flowers (Prima), crystal swirls (Prima), alphabet stickers (Prima), seam bindingCamilla-sign

Wedding Card

Hello Maja Friends. Today Elena is with you to share a card I made for a couple who has their wedding ceremony this very week.

WeddingCard-ElenaOlinevich  I used Vintage Summer Basics 6*6 paper pad. I just love this collection and I do love to create wedding cards this very summer.

I prefer when the wedding cards look a bit complicated and have the colors a bit various from plane white or beige.

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img_5627  True Love  – this is all that matters while you are in love.

Have a good day

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Celebrate

Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea visiting with you today…bringing up a delightful summer card featuring Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics collection. I have to say that I will be very sad when summer passes…it is my favorite time of year to be outside, walk among the flowers my husband and I planted in the spring and just generally not be cold! We planted some Maiden grass in our back yard and about this time of year it gets the most spectacular plumes on it. The bad side of that means that when I see them, summer is coming to an end. And then school starts. Ahh, let’s not get ourselves depressed here! Let’s cheer up with a celebration card: AugustDivaDareMThe edges are distressed and inked, the center panel is sewed and the floral cluster consists of a paper flower, fabric leaves, wooden feathers, ceramic stamens and some distressed gauze. Quite a lot of textiles in one little arrangement! I also added some sequins in the mix for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for tuning in with me today…enjoy your day…and the rest of the summer, you Northern Hemisphere peeps! Andrea-sign

Delighting in Outdoor Play

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made of my little great niece playing in the dirt….sometimes it’s fun to just get dirty, isn’t it?!  I wanted to stay with some neutral colors with a hint of lavender (to bring out the sweet bow in her hair).   To create this page I mixed a variety of collections.  Here are the collections I used….

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I just love the way you can mix and match different collections. I used the following papers:

Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March), Crea Diem (Karleken Overvinner Allt), Walking in The Forest (Flannel Shirt, Fresh Air).

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I used 2 papers from the Walking in the forest collection as my background papers and then cut the cute Daffodil designs from the Vintage Spring Basics collection to create embellishments for the page.  I recently came out with my own stamp collection and used them for the first time a this page.  For the cracked wall/brick look here, I first stamped the image on the light background paper….I then stamped the same image on the terrcotta color paper (Fresh Air) and cut out the brick section and glued in over the matching stamped area on the light paper so that it looks like cracked plaster walls with brick showing through.

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I also used another of my stamp designs in another area of the page.  Here I did a little inking behind the photo area and used one of my cracked brick stamp designs to create a rustic look behind the photo area.

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I used a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Bearded Iris and painted it with some Gesso and chalk inks to compliment the daffodil design in the Maja patterned paper.

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I framed another of the cute daffodil designs with another of the Dusty Attic Elegant Frames and finished the corner cluster with some blooms and glass gems.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my page today as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Thanks for stopping by! xo

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Memories Like This

Hi there Maja fans! I hope you have all had a lovely happy-scrappy time since the last time we chatted over here:) To my utter dismay I realized that my post is two days late and although my layout was ready a week ago, I kept thinking and reminding myself to post on the 14th. Why the 14th?? No idea!! I wish I remembered that not all months have the same amount of weeks. That would have helped me!! Anyways, here I am with another layout of my darling daughter and her fiancee Justin. I am so blessed to have these two fabulous people in my life and you have no idea how excited I am about the upcoming wedding. It seems that it is all I can talk about lately. The last time I was here, the wedding was three months away and now there is only eight weeks left. Eight very, very busy weeks, but I am loving every minute of making all the arrangements. I am only going to do this only once in my life so I am going to make sure it is fabulous!!
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Here is a little close-up of the pretty Petaloo flowers I used:
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I have a really hard time deciding which Maja collection is my favorite so I tend to use a little bit of as many as I can. I just love them all!! For this layout I used the following:



All the stamping on this page was done with Kaisercraft stamps.
Till next time, lots of love and hugs to all of you!!
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Happy Birthday Honey! + Tutorial

Hello Maja Fans and welcome to the blog today!

It’s Maja here to share a little birthday set I created for my husband. He celebrated his birthday last week and I wanted to prepare some nice packaging for the presents we bought him. And here’s what I came up with:

set16But it’s not just a decorated paper bag ;)

set17It’s a 2-in-1 paper bag! :D The tag is removable, so it serves as a birthday card too :)

set18set19And here’s how I made this set: I started by trimming the chosen papers (1), then I stamped that same image in two various sizes on the smallest panels (2). I added some texture pattern (3) and finally distressed the edges of all the panels (4):

setaI worked on the tag first. I needed to locate the place for the paper washer, so I layered all the tag panels and placed them over the tag base (1), turned it over and punched through the visible hole (2). Then I attached the washer over the hole (3) :) Finally I decorated the tag so that there weren’t any elements sticking out in the lower part – otherwise the tag might not slide in and out easily (4):

setbThen I went on to work on the bag panel. I layered two smaller panels and started decorating them (1). I arranged three flowers in a U-shape line (2), so that the flower from the tag goes in the middle when the tag slided in (3). Why I didn’t layer the largest panel yet? Because it would come into contact with the tag and I didn’t want the flower stems or the brad arms to hinder the tag sliding (4).

setcWhen I finished decorating the front of the bag panel, I layered the largest panel and had two elements of the bag decor matching in colours and style:set12I placed the tag under the bag panel so that the flower clusters matched, and holding the two pieces together, I turned them over. Then using the foam tape I formed a kind of sliding guide for the tag, like so:

set14Then I added a few supporting pieces of foam tape and attached the decoration to the bag:

set15That was easy, wasn’t it? :) Now you can follow my steps to make your packaging unique :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Frost Basics: 2nd of December, 9th of December, 21st of December; Vintage Autumn Basics: No. XIV, No. XVI.

Other: Flowers: Flora Bella; dies: Die-Namics, Cheery Lynn Designs; stencil: Crafter’s Workshop; stamps: Tim Holtz.

 

See you soon :)

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door hanger

Did you see my earlier Maja Design post from my scrap place?
There I told you I create at my dinner table and I’m dreaming of my own place.
Thought I might as well make me a door hanger already, you never know, right?!


Also in that post I mentioned my obsession of keeping all the little left overs.
They are perfect for small projects, tags and cards.
For this wooden door hanger I used bits and pieces from the Summer and Autumn Vintage collection.


The chipboard doily is from Dusty Attic, which I painted and cut in half.
The lovely metal heart, as the wooden door hanger, is from Action, a Dutch store.


The chipboard key is from Dusty Attic as well, painted twice with gesso.
The tiny lace bows were a gift from a dear friend. Thanks sweetie! :)


Added some flowers from my stash. (really have forgotten the brands, sorry)
They got a little touch of gesso.


The lovely white twigs are from 13Arts.
Really love those and you can find them on lots of my projects.

Papers used:


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No. XII

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx