Butterfly Kisses

Hello,today I am here to share with a few projects, I did a couple extra,as my son’s wanted me to Scrap for a wedding they were attending. Here is the first one using a photo of my oldest son getting lots of Butterfly Kisses……

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I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & the flowers are Prima & Petaloo

Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Shows distressed,hand stitched layers & a flower cluster using prima roses,petaloo flowers & Angelica’s beautiful butterfly…..

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I used TH Vintage Photo Stain on all the chipboard,then inked the edges using a dark brown ink pad….

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My dogs are Papillon’s (butterflys),so that is where I came up with the title,as you can see that my oldest son is getting lots of butterfly kisses…

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I glued some seed beads in the film strip…

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Here is my next project,a canvas using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection

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I used 1912,1915,&1891. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers are Petaloo & Prima,the metal is from Prima & Websters. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did some distressed hand stitched layers & some stencil work using The Crafter Workshop Art is & Viva Modelling cream….

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I stained all the chipboard with TH distress stain (tea dye & Vintage photo),then applied a coat of rock candy crackle.Once that dried I dried brushed on some white paint,& rubbed it in using my fingers. I used picket fence crackle on the feathers & chestnut liquid pearls on the dangling part of the dream catcher.

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Now for the fun part,embellishing the dream catcher. I did some stencil work behind it,wrapped some prima wire thread around the circle part. I then finished embellishing it using,seed beads,beads,bottle cap,jump rings & flower clusters. I love both of the DA dream catchers,so much fun to work with….

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This is my next project,using the CreaDiem Collection. My middle son was a grooms man,this past weekend & bought a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne,for a gift. He asked me to scrapbook the box,so this is how it turned out…

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,Butterflies,flowers & stick pins are from LittleScrapShop. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I used something old & something new on the box,some of the rub ons,stickers & the hearts used in the cluster have been sitting in my room for years.The box the champagne came in is black,so that is why I decided to use this collection.Here are some closeups of detail….

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Of course,because I did the altered box for DD,I had to make a wedding card for Tandri,as he was attending the same wedding. I used the Fika Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the roses are from LittleScrapShop…

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The inside of the top part of the card,with a pocket to insert a gift of cash…

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The bottom part of the inside of the card,I left space for Tandri to write…

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The back of the card,I also used lots of old rub on’s on this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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Rich and Colorful Envelope and TAG

Hello all you wonderful followers of Maja Design. A very very warm welcome here to our blog .Today I have created an envelope and a tag to show you .  The envelope is simply made from paper, cut and glued to hold the shape, with a matching TAG to pop inside the envelope .

WISHING YOU lots of everything WONDERFUL  xoxTag and envelope by Heather Jacob      I embellished the tag with chipboard , ribbon, blooms and leaves . This envelope and tag is for some friends of ours who have just moved into their new home. Their children are now all adults and married so they decided to down size .  Their new home has a very pretty established garden with deep blue and white blooms  …  Tag in an envelope by Heather Jacob …. number 15  …..Envelope and Tag by Heather Jacob Their new house number is ….15 ….. We  Bought a beautiful large Fern in a ceramic pot for them and popped this tag and envelope with it as a gift to celebrate their new Home . They were very happy, and received it with love and joy .Tag by Heather Jacob    Full front view of my embellished tag . Tag details back view by Heather Jacob      I always love to embellish the back of my tags and leave room to write a message for my friends …  tag details by Heather Jacob    Tag details by Heather Jacob     I added  this little cluster of embellies on the envelope to add interest and contrast to the gingham paper … I truly love the richness of this collection and the feel of nature it gives … Maja Design collection used ……. FIKA  … Bjornbarskakar, bs, Babarssylt – bs, Vaffia m bjornbarssylt, bjornarsrvtor, Hemma hos mig . thanks so much for looking at my work and for taking time to leave me some words to breathe into my soul  . Big hugz to each of you .1 my signature

Make lemonade…

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here to share with you this project that I made with the new  Coffee in the Arbour collection. I love the Lemon Meringue pie paper with all these pretty lemons and  the Delicious moments paper that I combined to create this canvas.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July1 I framed the lemonade illustration with a 2Crafty chipboard.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July2I added a variety of  flowers and cheesecloth around the frame .

 

 

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I’ve been listening this quote since I was a kid. I used a stencil and molding paste.

 

 

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Supplies:  Lemon Meringue pie paper, Delicious moments paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection, 2Crafty chipboards,  Prima and Recollections flowers, DCWV stencil, Shimmerz Sprintz, lace, cheesecloth

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Love by Camilla

Hi again! I hope you sneaked into my scrap space here yesterday… This is how the project turned out. It is a layout for my daughter. The papers are from the lovely Coffee in the Arbour collection.

Love - MDThe photo mat is made in two different colours using two different Sizzix dies.

Love1 - MDAnd as the base for the photo and the flower arrangement I used a gorgeous piece of lace from Tresors de Luxe.

Love2 - MD You know I cannot scrap without fabulous flowers – this is a bunch from Prima Marketing.

Love3 - MD I have used papers from the Coffee in the Arbour collection and one of them is peeking out from behind.

Love4 - MD The layout from another angle.

Love5 - MDProduct list: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour collection (Homemade Lemoncurd, Raspberries, Raspberry Jam Cookies), lace (Tresors de Luxe), flowers (Prima), metal pieces (Prima), dies (Sizzix), seam binding

I hope you enjoyed the layout.

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A Set of wedding Cards in Purple

Hello Maja Friends. I hope you are enjoying lazy summer days. as I happy to feel the summer every minute.

Not recently my friend asked me to create a wedding card, as they have been invited to a wedding celebration and she asked me to create something in purple tones.
When someone asks me to do something, I always wnat to see their satisfied faces so I have done 3 cards instead of one, so she could make a choice.

LilacCard_ElenaOlinevich1First I thought I need to create something in moderate genre, without any mixed media techniques, though it was quite challenging for me

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Card_ElenaOlinevich1_cl2aAfter I added a resin angel and decided to use some of them too on other cards as well

LilacCard_ElenaOlinevich2I used the papers fromm Vintage Spring Basics 6*6 paper pad. and I needed only 3 sheets, as I used the leftovers for all 3 cards

Card_ElenaOlinevich2a_cl  I added tulle, lace , flowers and beautiful papers , of course

Card_ElenaOlinevich2_cland finally my third card:

LilacCard_ElenaOlinevich3  I used the butterflies on the background as they remind me about the feeling when you are in love and having a wedding ceremony.

Card_ElenaOlinevich3-clNot sure which card my friend choose, but I hope she will like them as well as this happy couple that will receive it.

Card_ElenaOlinevich3-Cl2  Hope you have liked my wedding cards. Have a wonderful day

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Earthly Flowers

Morning Maja friends! I’m so happy to say that I’ve recently received some happy mail in the form of ‘Coffee in the Arbour’! Delicate, dainty and ultra-feminine papers…I am in love! I had some sweet little daisy stickers hanging around my craft room (actually I had to dig them out) that went so well with the ‘White Daisies’ paper, so I married them to make this: EarthFlowersMI completed this card with some Buttercup liquid pearls, a Fleur De Lis Rectangle Nestability, a Deco Fan border punch and a paper distresser. I also pulled out some ‘Life in the Country’ paper to make this one: CongratsMWonderfully shabby and antique looking, I framed the medallion with a stained doily and some glitter. I added some Zva Creative pearl flourishes and a crinkled seam binding bow. For this next card, I upped the classy factor: MyGraceMLove me some Vintage Summer Basics! Framed with a Detailed Scallop Frame from Spellbinders, I added some Zva Creative pearl lines and Raspberry Liquid Pearls. All stamps used on these cards are courtesy of Verve.

Thanks for checking in…hope you like what you see! Andrea-sign

Shabby-Chic Mixed Media Canvas with Video Tutorial

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Hello Maja fans, Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest canvas using the beautiful Maja Design collections Coffee in the Arbour and Crea Diem.  The lovely rosey prints in the papers lend themselves so well to the shabby-chic look, don’t they!

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chic look for this one because I had been playing with some air dry clay (Martha Stewart) and had made this little corset trinket that I wanted to use as my center piece.

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I mounted the corset on a Dusty Attic chipboard winged dress form (Divine Divas) adding a little fabric to dress it up.  I layered on some lace (Tresors de Luxe) and added a little bit of texture with a stencil and homemade texture paste.   I painted and spritzed the canvas with a variety of Shimmerz Paints sprtizes, paints and Inklingz (all products are listed in the video below).

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I added an interesting embossed texture to my Dusty Attic chipboard frame using a variety of mixed media products (you can watch a step by step in the video below)

Maja Design papers used in this project:  Coffee in the Arbour (Rose Garden, Butterflies are Free), Crea Diem (Clock paper).

I hope you enjoyed watching my process and hope that I’ve inspired you to give Maja Design papers a go when creating your mixed media projects!

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We’re Going By the Sea!

Hello Maja Fans, a very good morning to you :)

It’s Maja here to share a little sea album. Just as you’re reading these words, I’m in the car (hopefully) going North towards the Baltic sea! :) Although we live in the South of Poland, almost in the Tatra mountains, we love the sea and our best holidays are connected with water ;) And so, after a few year’s break we’re finally going to spend some time by the sea again and I decided to prepare a small album for some of the best shots. And of course I grabbed my favourite marine collection of all time, Life by the Sea:

mdseaAs usually, I tied some ribbons on the wire and also hung a cute seahorse charm, first colouring it a bit with alcohol inks:

mdsea1I used a chipboard lighthouse and stamped the date several times on the cover:

mdsea2It’s still very plain and simple, a beta-version I might say ;) as I hope to add some keepsakes we’ll buy/find, and the final embellishing will take place when I put photos in it. But I thought it would be a good idea to share such bare album to give you some idea of how I prepare the background for photos.

mdsea3I took seven cardstock pages (two pages for each day) and two chipboard covers and all little pieces and scraps of the collection, so that – believe it or not – I cut little pieces off only two “full” sheets, everything else is composed of scraps! :)

So, I do suggest making yourself a cup of coffee now and then sitting comfortably :) Are you ready for a ton of photos?

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Here’s how I used the smallest bits of paper: I made tiny flags…

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mdsea13…or a part of a tag that pretends to be hidden beneath papers ;)

mdsea15Call me a miser, but I didn’t even waste a strip of paper that was 3 mm wide! LOL

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Supplies:

Maja Design papers: bits and pieces of the Life by the Sea collection.

Other: Edger punch: Martha Stewart; stamps: ScrapBerry’s, Prima; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Magiczna Kartka; washi tapes: Dekoracyjna Taśma

I hope soon to be able to fill the album with fun photos :)

see you!

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I’m a Maja girl!

Just got back from my vacation and finally had the time to play with the new Maja collection,Coffee in the Arbour.
Thought this dress form would be perfect to show that I’m one of the Maja girls and I’m proud of it!!


Took me a lot of hours to make all the flowers but I loved every minute to dress this girl!
I always use a white background for my project so I was a bit scared to use this colored one but it was the only way to showcase the tulle from the dress. The background are two sheets from the Vintage Summer collection, 1921. The dress form is about 40cm high.


I have cut some small stripes of the ‘Raspberry jam cookies’ paper to make the base of the dress.
Distressed all the edges for more interest.
The body frame was made of a soft fabric filling so I decided to adhere all the papers and flowers with small steel pins. And believe me, there were a lot! LOL!


The back side of the dress, using some tulle and a bow.


All the flowers were punched and rolled with these papers as well.


These flowers were punched and distressed.
Used a small bead to pin them on the dress form.
Added some lovely lace as well.


Made a skirt from tulle and two flowers to hold it open.
On both sides I used two beautiful fabric flowers from 13arts.


I have a seriously addiction: I just can’t throw anything away! LOL
These were left overs from my flowers and I thought they gave the dress a fun and playful touch.


The lovely bow on the back.


The hat was made with tulle, a fabric flower from 13arts, some left overs and a rolled flower.


And of course a metal heart as I just LOVE Maja Design papers!


Raspberry jam cookies
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Raspberries
Grandma’s old porcelain cups
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Let’s share a cookie


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Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Collage Inspired Cards created with Coffee in the Arbour

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again, and this week I am sharing two cards that I created inspired by a favorite style of mine….collage.

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I love collecting bits and pieces of ephemera and odds and ends.  I have amassed quite a collection of it, and I love to bring it out to embellish my projects.

EPHEMERA  noun     plural noun: ephemera

  1. things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
    • items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.

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The first card I embellished by distressing a piece of corrugated cardboard with some FolkArt acrylic paint in Warm White.

painted cardboardI stacked a lace and paper flower from my stash, topped off by a little green gem, & added a paper bird ephemera piece and fancy scroll corner border.  I created the little bird’s nests by gluing some twine into circles and adding some Prima and BoBunny adhesive pearls into the centers.

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This was inspired by a card that I saw created by a woman named Sherry Wright.

The chalkboard label that I layered onto the background paper (the backside of the Coffee in the Arbour paper “Smell of freshly brewed coffee”), is from EK Success.  I also did some stamping onto the background paper — CTMH & Prima clear acrylic stamps and CTMH ink in Cocoa.

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The other Coffee in the Arbour paper that I used to layer just behind the cardboard was the frontside of “Raspberry Lemonade.”  The other pearl bling is from Prima.

The 2nd card was created using the frontside of “Raspberry Jam Cookie.”

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The added paper layers from this paper collection also included:  “Grandma’s Old Porcelain Cups -fs” & “Raspberry Lemonade-fs.”  The ephemera and bits I used to embellish this card included a butterfly from K & Co, some tickets, a key,

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buttons, cardstock vintage image and flower all from my stash.  The doily is actually a transparent doily that I cut out from a Prima packaging.

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So, do you collect ephemera?  Do you use it to create with?  This week I challenge you to use some ephemera of one type or another on your projects.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my latest creations.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get the opportunity to create something amazing today!

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