Hi there! I have been making a Calendar for 2014 for Maximilians grandparents lately. I am not finihed yet, but hopefully it will be before Christmas! I will start with showing you the page for December, January and February – the winter months.
For December I have used the lovely papers from the It’s Christmas Time Collection – Joyful. The dies used are from Magnolia, the same as the image.
For Januar I have used the Vintage Frost Basics-6th of December, 9th of December. Here with another image from Magnolia. The snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch, the leaf and swirl are made with dies from Magnolia.
And for February I have used the lovely 12th of December and 13th of December. The beautiful ice skates are made with a Tim Holtz die. I have made place for a tag on all pages, where they can write important dates every month.
Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog! Hugs xx
Morning Maja lovelies! It’s Andrea here with you today…here in the United States we’re gearing up for our Thanksgiving holiday…which usually translates into a four day weekend for some of us lucky ones…(yes, I’m one of them!). This year is a special one for me and my daughter, our birthdays happen to fall on the Thanksgiving holiday. I had her on my 29th birthday so we share something very special…being born on the same day! I can tell you, I will never get another birthday present as wonderful as that one! Getting back to why you’re here…I’ve got a few cards to share with you, the first one from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection:This card features No. XIX, No. XIII, No. XXIII and No. XX papers. I made a bird’s nest out of burlap and glue…and added a few pearl ‘eggs’ to it. The leaves are cut out of a strip of burlap and I also added some fabric leaves and a row of paper flowers over some vintage lace. The crystal flourish is from Zva Creative. In addition, to the top and bottom, I added a zig-zag of hand stitching. Here are a couple of other cards I’ve made over the last two weeks featuring Maja Design papers:This tag also features the Vintage Autumn Basics papers, loaded up with Zva Creative pearls, fabric flowers, chipboard, daisy-chain lace, tulle accents, twine and lots of shabby edges.The sentiment was cut out from No. IV-bs at the bottom of the page…Marie always includes sweet sentiments and strips of heavenly shabby designs at the bottoms of the pages. Lastly, here’s a Christmas card in celebration of the next big holiday:A few jingle bells, some distressed gingham ribbon, fabric flowers, ephemera and some burlap added to the It’s Christmas time collection make this quite a cozy card!
Thanks so much for joining me today…hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
Hi there Maja fans! It it that time of year to make some Christmas cards. I haven’t had time to make so many, but now I use every opportunety to sit down and colour some Christmas images for my cards.
For this card I have used papers from the gorgeous Christmas Collection called “It’s Christmas Time”. I will show you the lovely papers at the end of this post. As usual I have added a lot of “things” to my card. The flowers are from WOC, and I have added some Distress Ink-Walnut Stain on to them, and also some Stickles-Star Dust.
The image is called Peaceful Tilda and is from the Winter Wonderland Collection. I have coloured her with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. I have masked her together with the text called Christmas background, also from Magnolia. I have used my heat gun and some Fran-tage around the image.
The tags are made from a Magnolia die, called Tilda tag. It is my favourite, bacuse I can add som pattern paper on it to. The fence is called Lovely fence (Magnolia die).
I have used a Circle Spellbinder die to cut out the image. The texts on the tags are from Stempelglede. The text (and image) are stamped with Memento ink pad-Rich Cocoa.
The pinecones are made with a Tim Holtz die, as well as the old clock (Weathered Clock) at the left side of the card. I have added some white Crackle Paint on them (Picket Fence). The leaves are made with a Magnolia die.
Now a closer look at the gorgeous papers used:
“Die cut letters-bs”
Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Maja Collection “Vintage Frost Basics”. So hopefully my next post will be with those papers!
Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Blog!
Warm Christmas hugs, xx
Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, I’ve got quite a few cards to show you…I’ve been incredibly inspired lately…and Maja papers have A LOT to do with it! So let’s forgo some of the chit chat and get down to brass tacks…This first card features the Ska vi ta en fika collection. I’ve also used Verve stamps, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Doily die, a heart buckle, a key, pearls and a twine bow. Next up…
This card was made with Vintage Autumn Basics. The card mostly focuses on the papers, but I did add some ribbon, a crocheted sticker, Pastel Sequins and stamps by Verve, ribbon, Zva Creative pearls and a doily. Onto….
It’s Christmas time! Stamps, die cuts and seam binding is by Verve, a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis frame, crystals, pearls and a twine bow add to the Christmas charm. Now that brings us to more Christmas goodness….
It’s hard to tell, but I used It’s Christmas time again, this paper is called Deck the Halls. I cut out a middle section so that my accents would stand out from the card. I stamped the sentiment from Verve at the bottom corner and the paper flowers are from the $1 bin at a local craft store. Last, but not least is….
More Vintage Autumn Basics! All the papers you see are from this collection. I use the lighter and darker shades of each grouping of colors to mat my card. I painted the heart die cuts with Modge Podge and then dusted them with some coarse crystal glitter. The two bottom hearts were also adorned around their perimeters with Platinum Stickles. I added a Zva Creative pearl flourish and stapled a seam binding bow to the tag.
Thanks so much for joining me today…hope you’ve taken a little inspiration with you!
Happy Halloween, everyone! I planned to create a spooky card to share, but at the last minute, changed my mind and created a holiday card with some of the beautiful holiday Maja paper. I decided to try my hand at the 6×6 It’s Christmas Time paper pad. Partly because it is one of the paper packs I have kept in my crafty kit – almost every other Maja paper has been packed up in preparation for our big move. And partly because I love that I have all the patterns and colors I need at my fingertips, in this tiny little compact bundle. I don’t know why I don’t create with 6×6 papers more often!
It was really so much fun to work with, and I loved how little waste is created from this size of paper.
Also, the little Santa Claus image was just the size I needed for this card. Had I used the 12×12 format, the image would have been much too large.
I really didn’t do much to add to the beautiful papers. I only added some snowflakes, a few metallic pearls, a rub-on sentiment, and some twine and a button.
It is so easy to put together a card, when the papers are this beautiful.
Supplies Used: Maja Design Paper (6×6 It’s Christmas Time paper pad), My Favorite Things snowflake die, twine, metallic pearls, button and rub-on from my stash.
My momma and I are enjoying some girl time together, and hot apple cider calls my name, so I best be going.
I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely day!
Christmas time is my most favourite time of the year!!! I love the lead up and especially love the look on the kids faces when they have seen Santa has come on Christmas Eve…….it’s priceless!! Today I have created a layout featuring the ”It’s Christmas Time” Collection. I chose to create with a red, white and gold colour palette. I picked out a cute pic of the boys from our 2012 Christmas shoot…….it’s almost time to do it all again!!! I really enjoyed working with this Christmas collection, it’s subtle, gorgeous and truly festive!
“Love & Joy”
I really loved the script paper “Christmas Market” and chose this as my background paper. It was fairly neutral so it didn’t clash with my usual busy embellishments. I distressed the edges and punched my way around the page. I then added the “Preparations-bs” as the final background layer. The red stripe was a lovely contrast against the script.
I made little flags out of the Santa paper “I Believe” and the paper “Snowflakes”. Once I cut out the banner shape I attached them to toothpicks and tucked them in with my paper layers.
Loads of sequins, glitter and paint flickers were added.
As you can see, lots of paper layers were added along with stars and gold thread.
Papers used on this layout include: Christmas Market, Preparations – bs, I Believe, Snowflakes and Sparkle.
Thank you for stopping by today, I have one more creation to share with you next week!
Hello Maja fans! On this sunny day I have two cards to share. I tried to use the same design to create both a feminine and a masculine card, to show you what a difference a different choice of papers can make.
First I will show you the masculine card, for which I used a combination of red and brown papers. For this card I used the amazing “It’s Christmas Time” collection. My design is actually pretty simple. I used a Tim Holtz die to make the postage stamp frame that I used as my background. Then, I adhered two smaller rectangles onto this background. After that I punched two borders and added them to my card together with a smaller rectangle. The medallion was made with two punched circles and a wood clock. I added a bird, some twine and a cut out sentiment to finish off my card.
Maja Design: patterned papers (“It’s Christmas Time”: Preparations-bs, Christmas Market, Christmas Shopping, Garlands-bs, Die-cut Letters); Prima Marketing: wood clock, resin bird; Spellbinders: dies; Tim Holtz: postage stamp frame die; Martha Stewart: border punch: Tim Holtz: distress ink ‘Walnut Stain’; Other: twine.
Second, this is the feminine card that I made using the gorgeous “Sofiero” collection. These papers are pink and romantic and, thus, perfect for a feminine creation!
I used pretty much the same design as on my masculine card. Just like on the masculine card, I also made a medallion by using different circle shaped dies. I choose several pink papers from the “Sofiero” collection and paired them with two resin birds, a clock and a little heart. The pretty butterflies were cut out from the Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of May paper.
Maja Design: patterned papers (“Sofiero”: Enjoying the fragrance, Royal summer residence, Exuberance of flowers in bloom-bs; “Vintage Spring Basics”: 6th of May, 1st of May); Prima Marketing: clock, resin birds; Pink Paislee: chipboard heart; Melissa Frances: rub-on; Action: pearls; Spellbinders: dies; My Favourite Things: doily die; Tim Holtz: postage stamp frame die; Martha Stewart: border punch; Tim Holtz: distress ink ‘Walnut Stain’; Other: pearl heart. I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thank you so much for stopping by on the Maja Design blog!
Hi Maja fans! It’s Romy here with a lay-out to share. Today I will show you a lay-out I made of my beloved grandpa. Last month I used some of the gorgeous Maja Design “It’s Christmas Time” papers to make a non-Christmas lay-out and I figured that these papers were also perfect for a vintage lay-out about my grandpa.
This time I focused on the brown and red tones in the amazing “It’s Christmas Time” collection. I particularly loved the “Christmas Market” paper, as it really has a vintage feel to it. So I decided to use this paper for my background. Also I did some layering behind my photo to really make it stand out. I arranged my embellishments around the photo as well to make it the main focus of my lay-out.
The grid patterns from Maja Design have always been some of my favourite designs. I love to cut them out and use them to give my projects some more interest. On this lay-out I incorporated a cut out grid pattern behind my photo. The grid pattern was cut out from the “Christmas Joy” paper, that is part of the Vintage Winter collection.
My lay-out is titled “Familieman”, which is Dutch for “Family guy”. My grandpa really loves to have all family members together and to play with my little nieces. He definitely is the kind of family guy who keeps us al together as a family. Supply list:
Maja Design: patterned papers (“It’s Christmas Time”: Christmas Market, The Perfect Gift-bs, Christmas Shopping, Ornament-bs, Die cut letters-bs; “Vintage Winter“: Christmas Joy-bs); Prima Marketing: resin birds, wood clocks, alphabet stickers, gears, distress tool; Bo Bunny: doilies; Martha Stewart: border punches; Panduro Hobby: pearls; Tim Holtz: distress ink; Other: tag.