Girly Stuff

Hi there, Maja Design Fans :)

Being a mom of two growing boys, I do miss delicate pinky flowery girly creations from time to time. Even though I almost always include flowers or lace in my boy pages, it’s not the same 😉 And so I love taking sweet girly orders like this small notepad for a little birthday girl:

mdnotlShe likes purples, so I chose purple designs from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection and added some cute embellies to make it really sweet:

mdnotl2 mdnotl1 I coloured the sitting Tilda stamp with Distress inks:

mdnotl3I also decorated the inner cover with a little chipboard heart and decorating the frame of the stamp with glitter for some glam effect:

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My second project for today is for a slightly older girl 😉 The school year is coming to an end and so I make many thank you cards for teachers, like this very feminine pink card for a dance teacher:

mddanceI chose the delicate colours of the Coffee in the Arbour collection for this one and used a filigree die-cut background for the rosy panel with a die-cut ballet dancer silhouette:

mddance2I tied some chiffon ribbon to resemble delicate dancers’ dresses and added little roses, pearls and a small dress and pointe shoes charm to complete the card:

mddance1I couldn’t resist a little dimension between layers 😉

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Maja Design papers: Fika-PCoffe-in-the-Arbour-POther: dies: Spellbinders, Nellie’s, Marianne Design; stamps: Magnolia, Basic Grey; punch: Martha Stewart; stickers: Authentique; frame: ScrapBerry’s; charms, flowers – my stash.

Have a nice day and see you later!

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birthday cake gift box

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a small birthday gift box.
This was a pre made cake box with I decorated with paper and paints.
There is room inside for a small present.

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Made this with the Ska Vita En Fika and Vintage Autumn collection.

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From the Ska Vita En Fika collection the ‘chaite’ sheet at the top.
NoXII from the Vintage Autumn collection at the bottom.
Some lace, ribbon and puffy paint.

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Made some confetti from the papers as well.
I put the cake on a CD disk with a doily.

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Some fiber paste at the top with micro beads.

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Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Barcelona : Carrel del Bisbe

Hello Sweeties
Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with this photo taken during a recent trip to Barcelona.

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I started by adding some black gesso with a sponge, then some big splatters of white diluted gesso.

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While the background dried, I covered the chipboard with some graphite paste.

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I die cut the leaves in assorted papers, then I put them in shape after shading them.

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I colored the flowers with some Twinkling H2Os.

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Maja Design collections used: 

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Circa 1909

Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new family photo taken around 1909, I guess, in view of the age of my paternal grand-father and his two sisters.

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I began my background with watered Gesso, Graphite Paste that I added with a stencil and some Twinkling H2O…

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… and to finish some random stamping with two inks.

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I dry brushed the flowers with white Gesso in order to give them a faded look.

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I painted the chipboards with several colors of Twinkling H2Os before covering them with a clear crackle paste.

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And to finish, I added some Glass Glitters and beads.

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Maja Design Papers

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Bee

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout about a busy little bee. I take this photo in the beautiful garden ot the Abbey of Fontevraud (France).

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I started to glue some strips of paper from the Vintage Spring collection on the background. Then I added some big splatters of watered Gesso. When dry, I added also some splatters of purple colors.

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I let completly dry all the paints before adding some tiny dots with a gold crackle paste.

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I die-cut the leaves in a coordinated papers and used Twinling H2Os to color the flowers.

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I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I added small touches of gold with some Glass Glitters and Mica Powder..

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I stamped the wings of the bees on a a recycled plastic, the body on a paper that I colored afterward. I glued all together with Glossy Accent that I used to cover the body too.

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To finish my layout, I added some random stamping with two differents colors, a black ink and white Gesso.

Maja Design Papers:

Ska vi ta en fika: BlÄbÀrssylt, Pratstund & Chaite
Vintage Spring Basics: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of April
Vintage Summer Basics : 1981

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Happy Birthday Card

Hello Sweeties,

I’m up on Maja Design blog today with two Birthday cards.

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I chose one of the paper as a base for my card. Then I glued some scrap of papers after distressing them. I added a doily die-cut in a matching paper.

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I painted the bookplate with a mix of Mica Powder and soft matte medium before covering it with clear crackle paste.

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I added some flowers and leaves. I used purple and teal Mica Powders to color the bookplate and the background and added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter, Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.

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I stamped the one of the paper with a leaves design and cut them. After gluing the doily, the flowers and the leaves with 3D matte gel, I added some white crackle paste that I colored with some Mica Powders.

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When the crackle paste was dried, I added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter,  Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.

Maja Design Papers:
Ska vi ta en fika – Lejas CafĂ© ;
Ska vi ta en fika – TvĂ„ Fröknar ;
Ska vi ta en fika – Mandelkaka.

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Birthday card

My niece is celebrating her 10th birthday this weekend. A huge step for a little beautiful lady. I created this birthday card for her and I hope she will like it.josephineI have used a combination of Vintage Summer Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics and Ska Vi Ta En Fika for this card. The papers are so beautiful themselves so you really don’t need much to create an eyecatcher. josephine_detailThe die cuts have been created with Spellbinders Romantic Rose set and the butterfly with a die from Bo Bunny. Ribbon from Elena (thanks sweetie) and a LSS. I have always preferred to use Pearl Pens instead of Liquid Pearls since I find it easier to created pearls with them.

I hope you will enjoy your Easter weekend!

Papers used:
Vintage Summer Basics
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Adorable

Hello, Maja Fans, welcome to our blog today :)

It’s Maja here with a layout to share. Last year during a routine check at the doctor’s we discovered our elder son needed glasses. I remembered that during my childhood kids wearing glasses had rather tough life at school – but luckily now that changed and glasses can even make your more popular LOL Besides, I do think he looks great wearing them, doesn’t he? :)

mdadorableThe inspiration for the colour palette came from the great combo of blue-green-creme and brown in the striped design of the Bulle m. blĂ„bĂ€r sheet from the Ska vi ta en fika? collection. I matted it with the Winter joy paper and topped with the JulstĂ€mning sheet – yes, that’s right, I used winter-Christmas papers for this layout :) Then I sprayed some mists over the paper and stamped the faux stitching:

mdadorable1mdadorable2Could I do without flowers? Of course not! And here’s the cluster in matching colours. I also added the owl charm, as the bird looks so much as if wearing glasses :)

mdadorable4Other embellies include the butterfly button, chipboard star-shaped buttons and the die-cut title:

mdadorable3Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Winter: Winter Joy, Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: , Gammaldags Jul: JulstĂ€mning bs. Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Kesi’art; stamp: Prima, chipboard: Scrapiniec; button: Lemoncraft; charm: my stash.

Have a very nice day and drop by tomorrow for some more inspiration from our DT :)

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Two romantic city cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Its finally started feeling like a spring here, so I ahve a bit of romatic mood that I decided to express through my cards. And of course, Maja Design papers are so perfect for this type of mood. I added lots of Dusty Attic    chipboard on my projects.

On the first card  I have used the image with London and here is what I came up with. Here I used lots of natural elements- dried roses, spices and wood.

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card1det2and my second card for today’s post is with dreams of Paris. I again made this image as a central point of my card.card_paris_maja_petzer lots of layers and stitching on both cards. Little bits f lace, acrylic dew drops, I like when there are lots of elements that you can look at your cards.card2det1 card2det2

On both cards I have used the combination of different Maja Design collections: Fika, Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer basics and of course this wonderful sheet (Minnen) with images:

Have a wonderful spring day!

 

 

 

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share my recent creations. Both feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with its beautiful beiges, purples and greens to add some colour to greys of these days :) I do miss the spring!

The first one is a layout in which I added some blues and white shades to cold crisp beige background:

mdymmhI stamped the bacgkround paper with stamps designed by my fellow DT member for Maja, Gabi Pollacco – great work, girl!

mdymmh1For the top layer of the background, I cut the Kaffetaren… sheet diagonally to omit the coffee pot image and feature just the flourish corners. Then I distressed and curled out the edges:

mdymmh2I placed the flower cluster tucking the flowers and other elements between the background paper and the curled edge of the top layer:

mdymmh4To make the photo section more interesting, I used the same photo in two sizes, placing the small one into a resin frame:

mdymmh3Blue is not an essential colour in the “Fika” collection, but I think it looks great with it :)

Now let’s have a look at my other creation – a wedding card:

mdslfHere I combined the warm beige papers of the collection with delicate purples. I was inspired by the rose motif of the Chaite paper and delicate flourishes that happen to be very similar to the chipboard floruishes I had in my stash :)

mdslf1I built my flower cluster around the printed roses, making them a part of the design:

mdslf2I mounted each layer on 3D dots for more dimension. I also added several liquid pearl dots as a finishing touch:

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Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: KaffetĂ„ren den bĂ€sta Ă€r, KaffetĂ„ren den bĂ€sta Ă€r bs, Chaite, Lejas cafĂ©, Havrerutor bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Petaloo, my stash; stamps: The Scrapbook Diaries; chipboard: Wycinanka, Scrapiniec, Blue Fern Studios, 2Crafty; resin frame: Prima; Liquid Pearls Biscuit – Ranger.

 

Have a nice day and don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration from our Team :)

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