While we are waiting for the summer…

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Hello Maja friends! It’s Heidi blogging here today from a cold and snowy Norway. Do you miss the summer and the long, warm days? Today I have made a card that reminds me of the summer, using paper from Maja Designs collection Vintage Summer Basic.

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I have sewn zigzag stitching with my sewing machine around the edges of the papers and added some white Gesso.

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I have attached a piece of metal mesh on the paper before I’ve decorated with an old glossy picture of a parrot, a wooden bird cage I have painted brown and a lot of flowers and leaves.

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Supplies:

Maya Design: Vintage Summer Basic 1905

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white cardstock, metal mesh, woodenbird cage, old glossy picture of a parrot, flowers, leaves and twine.

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Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a wonderful, creative day!

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Some fika cards

Hello dear friends! Evgenia Petzer with you today, showing 2 card that I made out of one of my favorite Maja colletions- Ska vi ta en Fika. I must confess, I am not too much a coffe drink, actually I dont drink coffe at all, but I absolutely love the lavender color that this collection represents as well. And I also admire the mixture of these beautiful tones- beige/brown/ lavender with some honts of green. And I do hope that my cards will inspire you for something beautiful.

maja_fika_jan2_petzer Maja Design papers used: Cheesecake (the back side), Lejas café, Kaffetåren den bästa är

and some details (all the chipboard pieces are from Dusty Attic):

I have applied lots of beads around the resin heart and chipboard, and as some of you might have noticed, Maja design papers have beautiful stripes of paper (where the names of collections are), I often use them at my cards, so here the “postcard” stripe is this cut off as well.

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and here is my second card for today’s pst, same yummy colors.jan_fika_petzer1

Maja Design papers used: Söders Höjder, Kaffetåren den bästa är

For both of my cards I have used this wonderful collection:

Have a wonderful day filled of love and good emotions,

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A Card for a Baby Girl

Hello Maja Friends.

Do you remember the album I shared last time, that I have made for a baby girl?

well, I also made a card for her parents.

BabyGirl_Card_ElenaOlinevichI used Vintage Spring Basics  collection, so basic and great  for any project and case, even for the birth.

img_7211I have enjoyed doing these pieces for the newborn girl, I guess I need to start working on something for the baby boy, as long as my other friend is going to deliver a boy so very soon.

Products used:

Vintage Spring Basics – 4th of May, 6th of May, 7th of may; Prima Marketing Doily Die and Flowers, May Arts Ribbon.

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This years first bottle message

A whole bunch of cards came floating my way, finding it’s way through our icy harbour. I could see the intricate details through the glass, taking my breath away…Nancy creates the most fantastic cards imaginable. I am so grateful that she has shared her talent and wonderful creations on her blog http://mytatteredtreasures.blogspot.se/

We want to express our gratitude for the joy she has given us and we will therefor send her a little present. Nancy, please contact me at moodboard@majadesign.nu and give me your address and phone number so we can send you a surprise package with goodies.

So don’t forget to upload your creations on your blog and our Facebook page. You never know who picks it up!Jenny

Double Zig Zag Card

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Happy New Year, Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here today and I’m so happy to be sharing a card with you that I have created using papers from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I love creating cards for all occasions. This is a double zig zag card that is generic at the moment but can be personalised at later date simply by stamping a sentiment when the occasion arises.

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The card is closed by the use of a simple band. I have used a Stampin’ Up! border punch and embellished it with some Green Tara flowers and a lovely Prima Rose. I have also used Memory Box Amira Flourish die to add some elegance.

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Here is the inside of the card. It has a series of panels and you can see that I have embellished some. They need to be flat so that the card can close.

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The centre panel lifts up where you can record your message and add your stamped sentiment. I edged the outside with some Kaisercraft White Pearls.

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All of my papers are inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Here I added some Green Tara roses and I used a Martha Stewart leaf punch to create these leaves which I inked with some Prima Dark Bark chalk ink. I also added a Cheery Lynn butterfly and added some Kaisercraft blush pearls. I also used Peaceful Butterfly Wings from Memory Box along with one of my favourite dies Elegant Scrollwork.

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I used Heartfelt Creations Timeless Armour dies to create the lattice heart and added used some of my scraps to create this flower. I used my EK Success daisy punches and added a pearl centre.

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The image of the girl is so adorable! I played around with one of the Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy dies and cut away the parts that I needed to frame her.

Maja Design Papers:  Vintage Spring Basics 4th May, 6th May, 7th May, 1st May and Days to Remember

Have a fantastic day!

Card for a boy

Happy New Year Maya friends! It’s me Heidi blogging my first post today. I’m so excited to be asked to join this amazing designteam with so many talented girls. I’m looking so much forward to work with the Maya papers, and I have so many amazing projects to share with you in 2015.

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Today I have made a card for a boy using papers from both the Nyhavn and Vintage Frost Basic collections. I love the Vintage- and Shabby Chic style, and both my paper projects and my home decor are influenced by that.

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To make this card I have used both new and old embellishments, and I have put it together layer by layer. I have sewn with my sewing machine around the edges of the papers, distressed them and I have also add some white Gesso.

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Supplies:

Maya Design: Nyhavn “King’s Square” and Vintage Frost Basic “16th of December”

craft cardstock, tag, corrugated cardboard, vintage photo, old postcard, old Norwegian rationing card from 1918, paper star, cheese cloth, twine, ribbon and charm.

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2 Cards for a New Baby

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today with my first ever post on the Maja blog. I have been admiring these wonderful papers for more than a year now and I am so grateful and happy to be on this design team and to be able to share with you my love for this shabby looking goodness. As you will see I am much more now into cards and altered items, but I also do some layouts from time to time. Whatever I do, its always detailed and layered.

Today I have prepared 2 cards, both of them welcome new babies, one is for a girl and another one is for a baby boy.

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Maja design papers used (Vintage Spring Basics): Days to Remember, 3rd of March, 4th of May (BS)

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and again some close ups:

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Maja Design papers used (Vintage Spring Basics): 6th of March, 3rd of March

Both of the cards have used this collection:

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! Today I am going to share with you a card I made & some LO’s I did for the year 2014,using the Beautiful Maja Design Collections……

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I Used:no.XIX,no.XIX-BS,no.XXI,no.XXIII.no.XIII-BS,no.VII-BS,no.XX,& Heritage

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look,& all the Best to You & Yours for the Year 2015! Happy New Year….Rachelle

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! Today I am going to share with you, a Christmas stocking card that I made for a very special lady in Sweden, Marie. Marie is the Designer, of all the Beautiful Maja Design Collections. This is going to be a long post, as I did a tut on the stocking,plus added another couple projects, I did using Maja Design…..00e2cc664544471dbe9a197e332ca150
I have a longer supply list on this post, as I decided to do a tut. It may be confusing (LOL),but I took the photo’s in the order as I was working on this,missing a few here & there!!!  I used the Vintage Frost Basics CollectionVintage Frost Basics

I used:6th of December,21st of December-BS,8th of December,20th of December-BS,Christmas diecuts & BS’s of labels

The Dusty Attic Chipboard used:Vintage Frame,Holly #1 2pk,ATC Frame #1,Lace Border #2 ,Mini Holly #2,All I want for Christmas,Marrakesh Trellis Small,mini heart buttons,Flourish #5,mini Lamp Posts,mini script ABC
Other products: Petaloo:Penny lane-forget me-robin egg blue,Burlap Poinsettias-Ivory,Spring Berry Clusters-Pink,IamRoses:Ivory semi open buds, Prima Marketing:Texture Paste- White Sand,Prima-Clear Crackle,Prima White Crackle,shabby chic treasures-door locks,& Audrey Flowers,Tim Holtz:Distress Glitter,Clear Rock Candy,Frosted Film,Pebbles chalk,Earth tones,Viva:modelling cream,pearl,Etsy ArtwearElements:Vintage White/Ivory Sari Silk recycled ribbon,Burlap,ribbon,pearls
Now,I will do a Tut on how I made this stocking….573e8c768f4b44b4b11723b0887a39d3

I started off  by drawing & cutting out the top & bottom, of the stocking on white cardstock. You can use any old paper,as you don’t see it…..3430fd4ed63c460dacf2f020b1c6e2ce
One of the pieces of Dusty Attic I wanted to use is this Vintage Frame,so that is one of my starting points,of designing around the frame….cb0ca81a37dd4c9a9a93785faf076fbb
I then traced &cut out the lower part of the stocking onto the piece of Maja Paper. I glued it onto the cardstock. I use 2 layers,because of my hand stitching. If you are not stitching,you will not need as many layers or backings….071b84cd39d84e49aa7ffe5b998ddbb6
I will first go through my scraps to see what I will use on the stocking…8a2fd201bacb45deae8760d7c1887a50
I traced & cut out the toe & heal of the stocking…768c8297ead44650aa83bc1733f784f8
I distressed the edges, & decided to use the Marrakesh Trellisbe7775813ef841e49a5970ff83ec585c
I glued the Trellis under the heel & toe,then trimmed off the excess…6cfdf83e9eda47c28293611f3f4b9b3f

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I glued the Santa onto Dec 20th-BS, cut it out then distressed the edges..569cb2d58909479fa7182ff2ad6e826b
I will also hand stitch this…4d37f68bee6940eca6a02caf9115aef1
Theses hearts are the hearts that are dangling from the ribbon, I glued 2 hearts together with a piece of chain in between.88e02efa49bc446e86d2a7aa1db19307
Then I clamped them together until the glue dried…..6afd73bc311a44d68c362b660553b83a
I have now stitched the outside edges of the Santa. I covered the inside part of the Vintage frame with 21st of Dec. I  covered the top part of the stocking, I glued some lace on,then hand stitched the top & bottom,leaving the sides until I stitch the stocking together…The piece of chipboard is a piece of the lace border,left over from a project I did before this…3fda548f258b4af683aaf8c71a2567a1
The BS of the top part of the stocking….ef9e2f3e6e334dd08ae140023ea6d5fa
Now that I have the top just about done, I placed it on top of the lower part of the stocking,to decide what else I wanted to add….6daa8f75a7e6474c9f9765262270e8d3
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I painted the Frame with white crackle,then once the crackle dried I brushed on some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks,then inked the edges,using a brown ink pad….41bae14ccb3943b783dab986b6ccb96d
I decided to do the frame, as I did the lace,I painted on a thick coat of clear crackle,onto the paper,then attached it to the BS of the frame, (the crackle will act as the glue) then sprinkled on glass glitter & TH glitter while the crackle was still wet….fa31f40198ed4084b2896cf949ea486c
I used the TH frosted film over top the images….c99fb5b8a5b44a28985bc61c6c2f3704
I glued the BS’s of the label, onto this piece of paper,then cut them out & distressed the edges….0b37705dd03243bda42a08a07d870a39

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I glued a piece of burlap, onto the top part of the stocking….b214feb2f3104c739b6736736abceeef
These are dry now,so I gave them a coat of cloudy blue paint,let that dry,then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle,sprinkling on the glass glitter & glitter as the crackle was still wet…These will have to dry,then I did the BS the same….81c5d97448274c5683dd383c253dbf44
I punched in some eyelets,did some lace work,secured the door locks with brads. I also glued a piece of burlap on the BS of the stocking…485d2cdfc95a432db3e6872cf7af3d9a
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I finished hand stitching the stocking,the glued it on to the 20th of Dec -BS,distressing the edges…I also added the frame & flourish’s. I did the same treatment to those as I did to the frame….ae895a1711164968a64bb38442637088
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I used the Viva on the flowers to tone them down,it also adds shine….

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Now, for the final touches.On the left side,I made a bow using recycled ribbon,I love it,as it is already tattered & distressed.I then glued on the Petaloo burlap flower, the holly chipboard & the berry clusters..3362327ee5974fc5b28c3e31901532de
I also used the Viva on the rose buds.My flower clusters consist of Prima Audrey Collection,Petaloo Penny Lane-robin egg blue,I am roses Ivory semi open buds & Dusty Attic Mini Holly….5c7d4a7967c3480490d6b24b2d3b7222
I frayed the burlap that I was working with to mix in with the ribbon & to sting beads & tie on the dangling hearts. I also used the frayed burlap for the lacing…115f6036d1b546518524d0d9678b9495
I did the same treatment on the bottom part of the title. I used white sand texture733acd5af2a5406ca80c22b4a6c94521
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Here is a LO I did using “A Gift for You”693885f4ceb848619552a9d345f8474c
From “A Gift for You”,Made by Me-BS,Hand written postcard,My dear Friend-BS,from the Frojdefull Jul Collection I used Ringdans, Rindans-BS, The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic….
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For the “red” used on all the chipboard, I used red pepper alcohol ink,then applied a coat of crackle & sprinkled on glitter while the crackle was wet…. For the “white” used on all the chipboard I used Prima white sand texture, I sprinkled on rock candy glitter,or pearl glass glitter,while the texture paste was still wet….5fbbbb8de18d46138db7d9fe8120e4c8

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The poinsettia’s are petalloo.I sprayed them with a clear,matte varnish,then sprinkled on glitter,then I applied the white sand texture to the outside edges….30f9775b95594334a7aa4980b80e5a2f

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The berry stems are Petalloo…28678129dde5473b9d2085e847df63e8

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This is a Prima flower,that I altered. I applied the white sand texture to the outside edges,let dry. Then I sprayed it with varnish,& sprinkled on glass glitter,& rock candy glitter..de3d8b15f6cc4a608d4daf3ca9f894ce
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The Maja Design used: A Gift for You Collection,Handwritten Post Card,My dear friend-BS,Die cut sheet, From Frojdefull Jul, I used Vavd lopare-BS, the chipboard used is from Dusty Attice504a039e18b4f8ab6e9aa3ed6d492ad
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I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,&21st of Dec-BS,the chipboard is from Dusty Atticd1cfa361db3040e4bbcaa5113d8890ef
Thank you so much for taking the time to look. Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas & all the Best in the New Year…..Rachelle

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Beautiful Winter

Hello Maja Friends, we had snow last week but there is none of it today. The rainy weather and still warm as if it is the Fall. Anyway, I am not kind of person who prefers winter because of its cold, but I feel that I need it right now as I am busy with Christmas preparations.

So I created several cards

HousesWinter_ElenaOlinevichIt is my attempt to enjoy the snow. So I used some embellishments to support my wish.

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BlueWinter_ElenaOlinevichFor my second card I went further and used even some papers from non – Christmas collection, they are more spring and fresh, but I guess they look crispy frozen here.

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Have a good day and I wish you a Merry and Bright Christmas.

Products used: Maja Design papers – Vintage  Frost Basics – 10th, 21th of December, Vintage Summer Basics – 1903, Crea Diem – Blomstra

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