“Tempus Fugit” layout

Hello Maja Design fans! Larissa here super excited to share with you  my first creation as a member of Maja Design´s Creative Team.

For the special occasion I have done a layout featuring Maja Design´s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics line.

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I simply love the imageries that make this line so unique! Beatuful ladies,inspiring balloons and clocks. They all give us the idea of how time flies… And that´s why we have to capture those special moments in a scrapbook page, to preserve and cherish them forever….

This layout has the “Vintage Autumn Basics n. I paper” as a base. The design was planned with the help of three tags taken from the “Heritage” paper and a few cutouts from the Vintage Autumn Basics n. IX, XIV and XVI papers (clocks, balloons, flowers, books).

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As you can see in the layout´s details, I have put this layout together by arranging three tags and grouping my cutouts, Prima flowers and die cut flowers, in the left side of my page. To add contrast and interest I have added a Mirrored embellishment by Embelliscrap at the opposite side.

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I also added a touch of color with the help of blue toned sprays and mists. I´ve also embellished my page with shabby chic resins by Prima Marketing and finished it with a touch of gesso that I previously colored in purple tones.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout! Have a wonderful day!

Let it Snow

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using the CreaDiem Collection. I hope this is the last Winter LO, I do until next Winter! I am still looking at snow & so looking forward to Spring!

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Other products used: MFT die, Petaloo flowers,wild blossoms mixed,fushia, Prima butterflies & resin zipper, the Crafter Workshop Stencil,seed beads…..

Here are some close ups of detail….

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I did lots of distressed,hand stitched layers….

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Shows some weaving of the paper & rolling…

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Ripped layers,ATC frame,brads & resin zipper……

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I stained the tree,ATC frame & alpha with Tim Holtz  black soot….

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Then I put drops of liquid accents on the tree & the frame,then sprinkled on seed beads. I painted the nameplate with picket fence crackle. I used MS texture effects on top of the alpha….

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Here is a card I made, using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used 1st of March,1st of March -BS,9th of March & a BS of a label. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, The flowers are Petaloo & Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some distressed,hand stitched layers. I left the frame & chicken wire raw,except for inking the edges. I used two shades of green paint on the leaves of the bamboo & once that dried I applied rock candy crackle….

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Shows layers,burlap trim from Prima,& chicken wire inserted under a ripped,distressed piece of paper…

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Thank you for taking the time to look & have a wonderful Easter weekend….Rachelle

 

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BEACH HOUSE GETAWAY

Hello and a warm welcome my friends… today I am sharing a thankyou gift I created for some dear friends of ours. We stayed at their beach house over at Sorrento, Victoria and had the best time .Seaside getaway       I love to give our friends a special unique card as a thank you for their love and friendship. These papers are perfect for a beach/ sailing holiday . I made the pocket first then added some strips over lapping on the front, added a circle and tied string to secure the circle .seaside getaway        I created 3 tags to pop in the pocket . This collection ‘ Life by the Sea’,  is Timeless, I just love it x 8 April Seaside getaway tags seaside getaway        Tag one has 3 gorgeous little chipboard houses with a Pelican sitting on a pole, completed by adding a strip of brads along the top  . 8 April seaside getaway tag and pocket     Tag 2 has a thankyou note to our treasured friends .

8 April seaside getaway large tag    Tag 3 has some stamping and washi tape, with a photo of Baden and me .8 April seaside getaway notes to friends      I wrote a short thank you note on one of the tags …  A special thank you .. We had so much fun at your Beach house … you gave us the best time. Perfect weather, delicious food, wonderful company, sailing on the high seas. Lots of laughs and treasured memories. You are both very precious friends to us and there is a special place in our hearts reserved just for you .Love and Big hugz from Heather and Baden xoxox

Maja Design . …LIFE BY THE SEA COLLECTION ….Drop the anchor, Sailing, Sailing – bs, Regatta – bs …the West Coast  ….. Thanks so much for popping by and do have a look at these papers if you especially want to scrap some seaside holidays , just perfect . Until next time , happy scrapping. Big hugz from me xoxo

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Forever Love

Happy Monday!! It’s Marilyn here to share with you a new page using some Maja Design collections:  Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Summer Basics,  Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections.  Here in North Carolina everything around is turning green and blooming, it looks very pretty, so I continue inspired for spring pages and here is my page.DSC_5935 copy

My kids make me laugh…I said “cheese” and they put this funny face at the same time,lol. Every time I saw the photo I start to laugh and I have to make a page with it.DSC_5935 copy-2

I made fussy cutting(clocks) from the paper No. XVI – Vintage Autumn Basics.DSC_5931 copy

I added textures with molding paste, gesso and acrylic paint in my background.DSC_5935 copy-1

The small flowers are handmade with the 5th of April paper.DSC_5930 copy

To create dimension I draped the paper and to add more textures I used different elements.DSC_5935 copy-3

Supplies: Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XXII, No.XVI, Vintage Spring Basics:4th of April, Vintage Summer Basics:1904 paper, Walking in the Forest: The color of fall paper. Martha Steward border punch, Liquitex-gesso, Ranger-distress ink, molding paste

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Memories Captured

Good morning! Today I have a new project to share. I have played with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

I added some mixed media to the background – some misting, stamping and masking. And then I did some layering with the fab Maja papers together with the Blue Fern Studios chipboard circle.

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The title chipboard and also the chipboard circle are just dabbed with some white gesso.

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Memories captured 2 Some gorgeous blooms to lighten up.

Memories captured 3 And here you see the layering up close.

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Products used: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1899, 1905, 1912; Blue Fern Studios chipboards; flowers; say it in crystals, masks, shimmerz spritz, stamp, inka gold, gesso
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In our sofa…Welcome to Maja’s place

Hello, Maja Fans, welcome to Maja Design blog today, and Maja’s place as well :)

I hope you enjoy visiting our creative spaces and like to sit in our sofa :) So far you have seen Jenny’s gorgeous room and Elena’s bright and cozy place – today I’d like you to invite to my small scrapheaven :)

Maja-NowakMy room is so tiny it’s quite difficult to take photos inside – it has only about 2 x 3 m – but I’m still so happy I can have it for my own! It used to be my kids’ playing room, but after the grand overhaul of our flat I got the chance to take it :) To save as much space as possible, we don’t have doors in most of the rooms, and so I have to struggle to keep my space rather clean-ish, in case somebody drops in to visit ;) Here’s the view you get at the doorstep:

mdroom0When you enter (which is about half a step forward LOL), you see a wall full of furniture to your left – there’s really not enough room to swing a cat ;) mdroom1Now I know what it looks like – plenty of stuff! But I like to store my embellies by colour, stamps by theme or category, papers by manufacturers, etc. – and that requires a lot of space and means plenty of boxes :) Here, for example, I store my stamps, stickers and some of the dies, and the boxes hold flowers:

mdroom2Here’s the cabinet with paper embellishments, chipboards, Prima flower tubes and bling and ribbons in the small boxes:

mdroom3Here’s my tool and paper corner…well. I’m a paper freak and just can’t turn a blind eye to a beautiful pattern!

mdroom4And if you add to that the fact I design for several shops and manufacturers, who send you that many papers:

mdroom5…then no wonder I need so many shelves and boxes :)

Now turn around and you have the working space. The drawers contain more embellies of every kind, but remember, I love detailed segregation, so there’s still a lot of space for more stuff ;)

mdroom6mdroom7Above the desk, on the shelves, you will find my buttons, Stickles glitter box, small stamps sets in the black file binders and on the top shelf – my season houses I’ve shared recently and handmade gifts from my scrapfriends from around the world :)

mdroom8Then you have metal and cardboard containers with various small embellies – for example, the reindeer boxes contain Christmas stuff :) And can you see those two vintage cars? They are…candy boxes, now filled with flair buttons and album metal corners :)

mdroom10The right half of the desk with drawers beneath is my media centre ;) I keep my inks, mists, paints, mixed media and embossing powders here. Here’s also the place for all “dirty” work, hence the craft sheets. The mini drawers are where I keep brads (again, by colour and kind, like crystal or pearls ;) )

mdroom9Finally, under the desk I keep scraps of papers – is it only me or is it normal not to throw away a bit of paper until it’s possible to punch a tiny circle out of it? :D

mdroom11And so, here’s where I create and spend most of my time (as it’s also my business office ;) ), often with my kids:

mdroom12Thank you for getting here with me :)

I hope you enjoyed the visit – drop by any time!

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Easter Canvas

Hello Maja Friends. Are you busy with your Easter preparations?

I feel like I always do just jump into decorations almost last minute. So this time I have decided to start creating something like this long time before.

So here is my Easter canvas that I am going to give to my Mother

EasterCanvasElena  I use yellow in my creations not rarely, I would say never. But some changes are needed  for my moving towards so I have already tried greens, so next turn is for the yellow.

And yes, Vintage Spring basics Collection has almost all of the possible colors to choose from lilac and purple, to olive, yellow, eggplant and so on

Centre  My canvas is just about 20*20 cm or 8*8 inches, so it’s  a little bit challenging for me as it is more in size than the card but quiet smaller than my usual and preferrable for the works size of 30*30 cm or 12*12 inches.

But I made some cutting from the papers, put some layers, added some flowers and branches and here is my feeling of this special day

ClosieCanvas1  Those daffodils are so amazing, I love them and they are my messenger for the warm spring. I have put several pictures of them on my canvas, but this one on the background is the pretiest one

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I made some water coloring on the background as well as on my embellishments.

so hope my Mom will love it too.

Products used:

Vinatge Spring Basics – 1st of March, 2nd of march, 3rd of March, Days to Remeber;

Prima Marketing embellishments, 2Crafty Chipboard Border.

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A Dash of Cozy

Hello Maja lovelies! It’s Andrea here with you today with a ‘garden-style’ variety of Maja Design collections to show you. I’ve been quite busy at work lately and have felt my creativity tank leaning dangerously towards empty…but I have to say that when I pick up a vintage floral patterned paper from Maja…I can feel my mojo rejuvenating itself! Here are a few cards as the result of my ‘fill-up’: SmileMThis card features Vintage Spring Basics collection. I decided that since the crystal flourish from Zva commandeered prime real estate in the middle of my card, I would do something different with my sentiment. I stamped each letter of ‘smile’ individually using a masking technique and then cut out each letter (so that they didn’t look cramped). I then tucked the edge underneath the floral panel. I added a bit of aged lace, pink ribbon, paper flowers and lots of distressing.
TYMI made the above card with Ska vi ta en fika. The edges are all distressed and I also added to this one some lovely rose ribbon. The paper flower pulls in the lighter purple from the striped and polka dotted paper. The stamp is from Verve’s Celebration of Thanks set and the pearl flourishes are courtesy of Zva Creative.
CrochetLoveMI have lots of crocheted flowers in my stash…and one day I will learn how to make my own! I thought that they would make a cozy addition to the Vintage Summer Basics papers I used on this card. More vintage lace, a doily, Zva Creative blue pearls, some plaid washi tape and seam binding all come together to give my card a homey sort of feel. The centers of the flowers were made with Zva Creative crystals and the sentiment is from Verve’s No Matter What stamp set.

Thanks for tuning in today…hope you enjoy your day!

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Creating Wall Art with Maja

Wall Hanging

Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a home decor project!  It’s no secret that I’m a big lover of the shabby-chic style, and I say why not take it off the page and into the home.  For my project I used a variety of Maja Design papers and just had some fun tearing and painting away with them.    I made a video step by step on how I created this project, so grab yourself a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial.  Here are some individual shots of the each of the panels in this decorative wall hanging….

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I used Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of April) as the base of this panel.  I also added clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) paper to decorate the panel.  The chipboard is from Dusty Attic Designs (Cherry Blossom Branch) and the butterfly is from Angelica’s Little Scrap Shop.  I used home-made texture paste and a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Time Travel) for the clock designs.

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I did a fair bit of layering with my patterned papers for the middle panel.  I used a pretty blue paper from Crea Diem (Leva och växa) for the top layer, the next gingham layer is from Ska vi ta en Fika? (Två fröknar – bs) and then a bright blue layer from Crea Diem (Skapa dagen).  I needed a lighter layer for my stamped quote (Tim Holtz stamp), so I used a scrap piece I had left over from my last project from the Vintage Spring Basics (6th of March).  The stencils I used for this one were Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ and ‘Brick’.  The stitch I used was from Prima.  The cute lil frame and the butterflies are from Angelica’s Little Scrap Shop.

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For my final panel I used another part of the Crea Diem paper I used in the middle panel (Leva och växa) and created a peek-a-boo tear showing a strip pattern paper from Vintage Spring Basics (4th of April-bs).  I again used a Cherry Blossom branch from Dusty Attic and the ‘Art Is’ and ‘Brick’ stencils from Crafters Workshop.  Here are a couple more views of the panels…

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I hope my project has inspired you to give Maja Design papers a go when creating home decor projects. Thanks for taking the time to watch my little tutorial! xo

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Vintage Easter Eggs

Hello Maja fans, it’s Maja welcoming you to our blog on this beautiful sunny spring day (at least here in Poland ;) )

Can you believe Easter is in two weeks’ time?! High time to send you Easter cards to your family and friends :) For a couple of past years some of my Easter cards are egg-shaped. Usually I make them colourful like real eggs we dye and take to church for a blessing on Easter Saturday, but this year I went all pastel and vintage and I love how they turned out :)

mdeaseggI used papers from the Spring and Summer Vintage Basics collections. First I cut out egg shapes using a chipboard template, distressed the edges, stamped some chicken wire pattern here and there and added flourishes using a mask and gesso (I prefer it to texture paste as it dries more quickly):

mdeasegg1Then I traced the lower half of the egg shape again on flowery papers and tore them freely to form an edge like that of a crackled egg. I machine-sewed the oval, tied delicate lace across and glued to the egg:

mdeasegg2I folded out the torn edge and tucked in flowres and sisal:

mdeasegg3And finally I placed the die-cut cross decorated with pearls and a tattered sentiment banner:

mdeasegg4Of course, the eggs open like regular cards, so it’s easy to write in some Easter wishes :)

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Maja papers: Vintage Spring Basics: 1st of March; Vintage Summer Basics: 1933, 1922, 1946

Other: stamps: Bo Bunny, Lemonade; flowers: Prima, my stash; mask: Prima, pearl brads: Craftmania, dies: Spellbinders, Sizzix; sisal, lace: from my stash

I hope you like my egg-shaped cards – thank you for visiting the Maja blog today, drop in tomorrow as well :)

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