Baby Cards

Cathy - Congratulations - Vintage Baby

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here today and I have two baby cards to share with you. A colleague of mine recently went on maternity leave and I thought I would create a card for her. As this is her first baby, she doesn’t know what she is having…she wants a surprise…so I am covering my bases and have created a card for a baby boy and girl. I have used the Vintage Baby Collection for both cards.

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As you know for my other projects, I use a lot of die cuts in my projects. I used the reverse side of Vintage baby Cherish to create the onesie and the butterfly, just from some left overs from the background of my card base. I used Little B Baby die set to create the onesie and Cheery Lynn small exotic butterfly w/angel wings die.

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To create the base of my card I used Vintage Baby Flowers For Mum and Cherish. I also incorporated Flowers For Mum in the centre as shown. I layered all elements of my centre with foam tape to add dimension. I also love how beautifully Maja Design papers look when you distress the edges. It really adds a vintage look. I tend to distress first then ink the edges with an ink. I chose Vintage Photo distress ink as it’s not too dark. I added some lace and a doily for a shabby chic touch.

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For my second card, I have created an inchie or a patchwork card. I used the Vintage Baby paper pad to create this card. Before scrapbooking and cardmaking became my main craft, I also used to make quilts! Drawing upon my knowledge of quilts, the types of fabrics you need to create a quilt are light, medium and dark so this influenced my choices of papers from the paper pad.

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Each of the squares has been machine stitched and inked. I used foam tape to attach each square to my card. I used Vintage photo Distress ink again.

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This panel is also from a page from the paper pad. The sentiment was a borderstrip from it which I trimmed to fit. I die cut Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles to frame it and mounted everything with foam tape and finally framed everything with my flowers. This card was so much fun to make!

Maja Design Papers used:

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Midsummer vintage card

Good morning Maja friends! It’s Heidi with you today and I have a card to share with you.

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Today we have a beautiful summer weather and yesterday evening we were celebrating midsummer. Soon I’m starting my summer vacation, and I’m looking forward to long, lazy and warm days!

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This card I have made with the papers “The East Cost” from the “Life by the Sea” collection and “King’s Square” from the “Nyhavn” collection.

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Together with the lovely Maja papers I have used a vintage image of an angel, laces, pearls, chipboard letters, a metal clip and flowers.

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I wish you all a wonderful and creative day! Hugs, Heidi

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Some freshmade lemonade?

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Its so warm and summer in its full swing here, in Russia. So I urged to play with the refreshing summer collection- Coffee in the Arbour. I actually made 2 cards, and they came out totally different, but today I will show you one, that is full of “sun”- with warm yellow shades that perfectly fits the lemonade image that I used from this collection.

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Some close ups (as you can see I also have used the dried orange piece):CA_petzer_june_det3

I also love to add real stitching, that my sewing machine makes easily, and this little thing makes the card really handmade. I also have added some wooden dots that look also lovely and natural in this atmosphere.CA_petzer_june_det4 CA_petzer_june_det2

Some fussy cutting, lots of layering. The chipboard is from Dusty Attic.CA_petzer_june_det1I have used the Coffee in the Arbour collection (the mini paper pad and this sheet (Delicious Moments)

Have a lovely warm, sunny day! Hugs, from warm Russia

 

A Steampunk Set For Dad

Hello there, Maja Fans!

It’s Maja here to share a steampunk-style set for dad – in Poland we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day on June 23rd.

mdretroThe gift set consists of a card and notepad I made using the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. I used the same designs for both to make the match. I layered a few cut-out elements:

mdretro1I mounted them on 3D dots for a nice dimension, and added chipboard gears and a sentiment heat-embossed with Frantage powder:

mdretro2I made the front cover of the notepad in a similar way, adding also some screw-like brads and pieces of washi tape and burlap:

mdretro3I tied a metal arrow charm and some ribbons on the wire:

mdretro4I like to secure the corners of my notepads with metal protectors:

mdretro5For the inside covers I used a piece of signature stripe (you know I like using them too :) ) and a couple of Tim Holtz stamps:

mdretro6mdretro7I hope dad would like such a gift :)

Maja collection used:

Autumn-Basics-POther supplies: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Tim Holtz; charm, ribbons: my stash.

see you!

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2 baby cards

Hello there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with two baby cards, for a boy and girl.
Made these with the Vintage Baby collection.

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Started to create these cards by glueing some strips of paper.
Gave it a touch with some gesso to get a more dreamy look.
Used two stencils, the hearts and the stars, both from 13arts.

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20150510_125623The cute polymer items are from Scrapberry’s.
It’s a girl from the Die cuts sheet.

20150510_125613A heart stencil and some modeling paste. Colored with some pink paint.

20150510_125639The air balloons were cut out from the New Arrival sheet.

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20150510_125412Some gears chipboard from Scrap-Unlimited.

20150510_125544The stars stencil with the modeling paste and blue paint.

20150510_125455For this boy card I also cut out the air balloons.

Vintage-Baby-PPapers used: Precious, Our little miracle, Sweet little princess, New Arrival, Die Cuts, Baby Shower, Newborn, Sweet little prince, Ephemera cards, Special Delivery.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Vintage wedding card

Good morning Maja friends!

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Are you all doing fine? Here in Norway it’s a beautiful summer weather now.. and it’s wedding season!

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Today I have made a wedding card using the papers “Vintage Spring Basic – 6th of May” and “Vintage Summer Basics – 1915″.

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Together with the lovely papers from Maja Design I have used 2 vintage images from the internet, a doily, lace, flowers and a Norwegian text which means “faith, hope and love”.

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Wishing you all a lovely day! Hugs, Heidi

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Baby girl card

Hello dear Maja friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, I am still playing with the latest Maja Papers – Vintage Baby collection- its just gorgeous. If you had a chance to hold it in your hands, you should know what I mean:)

So lets have a look. I have used again lots of materials in my card- chipboard, ribbons, flowers, sequins.

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and some close ups:

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and of course for this prettiness I have used the following Vintage Baby collection ( I used mainly the small ppaer card and just fussy cut the tag out of the big paper sheet):

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Have a lovely warm day:)

Keep calm…

I can’t keep calm, I’m turning 40!!!!
(that would be my line). Luckily, my friend who turned 40 the other day, was a true role model of a fabulous woman, at the best of her years!
The project which I’m sharing today is a little gift which I have prepared for her on this special day, a card with a matching decorated box.
DSC_0521md The box is decorated in a feminine style: delicate colours, flowers, some lace and bling!DSC_0526 mdClose up of the card: the text is found on pinterest and printed out on a piece of MD paper.DSC_0529md
Supplies Maja Design: Nyhavn-The sunny side, Vintage Summer – 1933, Crea Diem – Känn dig själv, Den oersättliga tiden.
Supplies others: Stamp – Tim Holtz, Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts, stencil, bling, heavy gesso-Prima.

Thanks for stopping here for a moment! Have a great day!!!

 

Happy Birthday

Cathy - Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am sharing a masculine card that I made for my brother (I am behind in my birthday cards as I have another birthday card to make!) I always struggle to make masculine cards and it takes me a while to create one. This one is a bit grungy/steampunk inspired.

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I used the CreaDiem Collection as I was drawn to the muted tones of the papers. I also used foam tape to add definition to the layers.

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I used two Tim Holtz stamps, Simple Sayings and Odds and Ends as well as a memo pin. The steampunk clock is by Cheery Lynn. I also fussy cut a clock from Vintage Autumn Basics XVI papers to add to the centre of the clock as shown. I distressed the edges with walnut stain and black soot distress inks.

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I usually machine stitch around the edges of my cards, but I used Bobunny’s stitches stamp on my card and tag instead. I love the distressed pattern of the stamp.

Maja Design Papers Used

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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