Explore the world

With my girl leaving the nest for her study oversea in mind, I made these two suitcases.
She is on a journey to explore the world!!


I used the Vintage Autumn and Vintage Summer collection for this project.



I first started to paint the suitcases with watered ink.
The bleu paper is from the Summer collection, 1921 and
The brown paper is from the Autumn collection, No. VIII.
Distressed all the edges.
The metal embellishments are from Prima.

Group of different flowers:
The big white one is from 13Arts, the blue tulle one from Prima,
the lace one I found online and the small roses (which were white)
were painted with Shimmerz coloringz, Mama sings the Blues.


I cut the air balloon from the No.XIV sheet.


And a piece of an old neck lace for an extra touch.

The butterfly and the gears chipboard are from a Dutch online store, Scrap-Unlimited.
The butterfly got 2 coats of gesso and was a bit overheated  for a more textured effect.
The tiny fleur de lis is chipboard from Dusty Attic.


The gears were also painted with some watered black ink.


I punched some flowers from the No.VIII sheet and distressed the edges.


Top view.


No. VIII and No. XIV


1921

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

You Are So Loved

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  It’s Nancy here today, and I am going to share a card I created with several different saved scraps from 2 different Maja Design paper collections:  Vintage Winter- used for the background; Vintage Summer Basics – the pink paper layer; and Vintage Winter again - used for the card sentiments.

you are loved

I adhered my background paper to my card base (I used Tombow permanent double-sided adhesive tape.)  The background paper is from the Vintage Winter paper collection – Baka En Julkaka – Bake a Christmas Cake (fs).

adhere background paper

I distressed and inked the edges, layered a pink paper piece, from Vintage Summers Basics paper collection – 1909, over the background, then layered a loose woven piece of burlap.

layer papers and burlap

I shaped some Ashlynn wire into some flourish stems and adhered them down with hot glue.

shape paper covered wire

I added a ribbon flower from Bazzill and some lace.

add flower and lace

I hand-wrote the card sentiment onto some paper from Vintage Winter- Skicka En Halsning/Send a Postcard and glued it down.

so loved card

Thanks for taking a moment to take a peek!  I hope you have a super creative weekend!

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Saying Good – bye to the summer

Hello Maja Friends. September has come and we have an Indian summer at the moment – my favorite time.

and this card is like saying good – bye to the summer:

ClearCardNor_ElenaOlinevich I used Vintage Summer Basic Collection and an acrylic card sheets to create this.

But the title I used for it is a scrap of the paper from Coffee in the Arbour collection. Now you see how they fit each other easily.

Card_ElenaOlinevich1Hope you are all enjoying a warm and sunny weather in your part of the world.

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Shadowbox Fun

Hello Maja Design fans and welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share the shadowbox I made, inspired by the chipboard quotation I bought recently:

mdshadFor the background I used papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Frost Basics. I inked and distressed all the edges, added a few strokes of white gesso here and there and also glued torn strips of paper for an even more distressed look :)

mdshad4Then I placed the chipboard quotation and the photos and then started to fill the shadowbox with embellies:

mdshad3mdshad10The small glass vial contains the letter I wrote to my boys – it’s not sealed so they can open it and read any time :)

mdshad5I also decorated the outside of the box: the top is covered with flowers and gauze:

mdshad8…and the back is decorated with stamps, stenciling, clock faces and numbers that mark the boys’ age at the time the photos were taken.

mdshad9The shadowbox can be a nice home decor item, and it’s so fun to make! :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Autumn Vintage Basics: No. XIV, No. XV, No. XVI. Vintage Frost Basics: Days of December, 10th of December, 2nd of December, 9th of December. Vintage Summer Basics: 1936.

Other: Chipboard shadowbox and elements: Scrapiniec; flowers: Flora Bella; metal elements: Retro Kraft, Tim Holtz; stencil: Crafter’s Workshop; glass vial: Tim Holtz; stamp and wax: Papermania.

see you soon!

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My cup of tea… and a bunch of cards

It’s been a long nice summer with lots of scrapping. For some reason I always scrap the most during hot summers. A bit odd maybe, but that’s the way it is. Today I’m going to share  some of my creations that has come to life during the summer. First a new layout with my precious Joel…
I absolutely adore the blues of the Coffee In The Arbour collection. They are lovely. I have used Enjoying The Moment, Butterflies Are Free, Blueberry Cupcake, Lovely Weather, White Daisies, Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee and Delicious Moments for this layout.joel_All chipboard are from Scrap FX. The white lace comes from my mother’s huge 16th century chest filled with fabric. It’s a goldmine! Bird by Tim Holtz, flowers from Petaloo, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Bling from Prima, all dies used are from Spellbinders.
joel2The white frame is a Prima resin.

When people ask me how I take my coffee my usual response is “intravenously”. There’s simply no such thing as out of coffee in my house. I can’t even remember that I’ve ever ran out of it since I moved out from my parents house. :) This delightful beverage is not to take lightly…

When the new Coffee In The Arbour collection was released it was a continuation of the beloved Fika series. I discovered that I couldn’t create anything with the new collection without dragging out the old one. So here’s a little tribute card to my favourite brown papers of the Fika collection…kaffe

The card was made as a little funny reminder to a friend who claims he will show up for coffee but never does… :)
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I have used Nestabilities and Sizzix dies for the frame and swirls. Flowers, pearls and leaves by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. kaffe3And here’s what the inside looks like.

A friend of mine gave birth to her third child in late July and I made her this card…amandaI’ve used the Coffee In The Arbour collection…amanda2The small alpha pearls were found in a bargain bin on Michael’s a couple of years ago. Flower, ribbon and leaves by Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The little frame has been cut out from a Melissa Frances package, using a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die. Chipboard by Scrap FX, bowknot and metal heart from LSS.amanda3Here’s a glimpse of the inside. Aren’t these papers to die for? Pure love. I’ve used a Martha Stewart deep edge punch for the border and cut out the heart by hand.

Here’s a very feminine birthday card that I made for my mil…lenaI’ve used the Vintage Summer Basics collection by Maja Design. lena2All flowers, doily and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts.lena3And a look on the inside…The border is actually made with a paper scrap from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…

I don’t remember creating that many cards in such a short period of time in years. So here comes another one. A bit of a cheerful one, made with the Coffee In The Arbour collection.britt1I’ve used Nestabilities dies for the frame. Flowers are a mixture of Prima, Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam binding has been coloured with Distress Stain Bundled Sage.britt2And a little close up…britt3And a look on the inside.

And finally. A little boy birthday card for cute Anton that turned two this week. antonI’ve used the Vintage Spring Basics collection and some Fika for the front page…anton2Flowers, doily, trim and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls are from my neverending roll of pearls that I bought on the wedding department at Michael’s a couple of years ago.anton3Ups. Some Vintage Summer Basics and Coffee In The Arbour also found it’s way into this card.

I hope you got inspired. Until next time!

Jenny

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.

img_5628 But I added some white flowers and mauve leaves.

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

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:


1946


No. XII

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Embracing our Enchanting New Collection

Hello to all my Maja Design fans …Today I am sharing a project I created with the enchanting new ‘ Coffee in the Arbour ’ collection ….Such romantic and soft colors with intricate designs Hearts, blooms , stripes, checks and lemons. I adore this Pink and white with the hearts It creates the perfect foundation for a card/Tag . I have also combined these papers the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Summer Basics  as well .  …..  ‘CELEBRATE’ Tag and pocket by heather Jacob        Tag in a Pocket   /  A layered cluster and rosebuds all tied up with white ribbon .Tag and Pocket by Heather Jacob     Showcasing the Tag which lives inside the pocket .Tag and pocket by Heather Jacob       I always leave plenty of room to write a message on the Tag Tag and Pocket by Heather Jacob       I love the way the altered keyhole blends with the heart paper .   You have the key to my heart !!!         So many beautiful layers and softness all embracing each other with harmony.tag and pocket by Heather Jacob   Tag and pocket by Heather JacobMaja Design papers used .Coffee in the Arbour…Lets Share a cookie/Raspberry Jam cookies/Raspberry cupcake ,Vintage Summer Basics 1910 and 1922 , Vintage Autumn Basics No 11…..thanks for popping by and I do hope you are inspired to create with these delightful papers from Maja Design ….until we meet next time ,take care and happy scrapping x signature

Wedding card

Exciting day… A year and a half ago I decided to step down from the Creative Team at Maja Design since I started working there as a Marketing Director. When Cathy decided to come back to our team she needed a little help. So I decided to step in every fourth week and do some projects myself. So for the first time in a very long time, here’s a posting with a little creation… created by me. :)

A very dear friend of mine got married in June. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the wedding but I created this card for her, using the Vintage Summer Basics collection.
And yes, the glasses and cake decoration was used during my own wedding eight years ago. The years do pass by very fast.
I’ve cut out different Scrap FX chipboards and painted them randomly with Gesso.  I’ve used Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a border punch by Martha Stewart for the edge. The metallic frame is one of my Tim Holtz Idea-Ology favourites. The flowers are from Prima, floss by Karen Foster.

I wrote a poem on the inside of the card, hopefully she liked it. I’ve used the following papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection…

1921
1923
1946
1908
1910
1899
1932Jenny