Enter the Holidays

Morning Maja lovelies! I’ve been thoroughly enjoying playing with my new Maja holiday papers, though lately I’ve been on a monochromatic kick…and it turns out the Maja papers are the perfect medium for that! My first card is very neutral with black accents to catch the eye: WearyWorldmI started off with the papers named ‘my dear friend’, front and back. I am in love with those sweet little angels! I added a sentiment from Verve and a cross stamp and die cut, also from Verve. Next up, a little more traditional colors: HappyHolidaysMFor this card, I pulled out some ‘given from the heart’ papers. I roughed up the edges, added a twine/gingham bow and a sweet little velvet jingle bell. I put a bit of gauze behind the image for a little more shabbiness. The image and stamp are courtesy of Verve and I also highlighted the image panel with some black liquid pearls.

Thanks for spending part of your day with me…hope the rest of yours is a creative one! Andrea-sign

A Card for you…

Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-Nov. Happy Monday! Marilyn here with you today to share this card that I made with the new A Gift For You collection. I chose the “made by Me”  as my card base paper and I cut out some tags, illustration, and cards from “Santa with love” paper.

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I made layers in my card with some lace from Tresor de Luxe and 2Crafty Chipboards.

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I used the bottom edge of the paper to add it to the bottom of  my card as you can see in the photo.

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You will find a variety of pretty tags in “from Santa with love” paper.

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Supplies: A Gift for You: from Santa with love, made by me. 2Crafty Chipboards, Tresor de Luxe-lace, Prima – flower, die cut, Color Bloom, molding paste, gesso, Martha Steward-punches.

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Winter is Close

Hello Maja Fans,

Elena is here today to share with you some winter isnpired projects. Though it is not there, I am working on Christmas gifts, so that is why I am digged into something wintery.

And I couldn’t resist a temptation to show you something made with the new collection A Gift For You

Cozy_Christmas_ElenaOlinevich I really love the color combination Marie has chosen for this collection, as you might have known I prefer soft and pastel colors. So I used grey and white, and they really worked great together.

img_6571  I used some of new Art Ingredients in my card, they are not so sparkling as a glitter is but it adds more depth to the background.

closieSC I created a little video tutorial how I embellished this card. Please, enjoy it:

You can find it here  – on Maja Design YouTube channel

Th image I use was found on Pinterest here

And I also would like to share with you a mini album I made for my Christmas classes that I have already taught.

Christmas_SockAlbum_ElenaOlinevichI won’t show all the images just some of them. I used Vintage Frosted Basics.

Stocking1_ElenaOlinevichSome parts of it as well as some embellishments are acrylic clear, so i saved on my papers and showed 2 sides of it.

Christmas_Stocking_ClearI made many folded books inside for the photos or Christmas Cards

img_6587img_6616There are many vintage images that I used too, they are mostly hidden inside the folded paper books.

img_6600I added some of my favorite lace and ribbon trims as well s flowers and die cuts.

Hope you have liked my creations this month.

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A Gift For You

Morning Maja friends! Andrea here with you today bringing some Christmas goodness in the form of ‘A Gift For You’ papers…the latest release from Maja Designs. I had some beautiful crochet lace and gingham ribbon that I thought would look lovely intertwined with each other…so here’s the result of my inspiration: MajaNov6I used images from the ‘from Santa with love’ papers and roughed up the edges. The silver holly leaves are from a Christmas ornament that I broke down into its many pieces. Each year after Christmas, I scour the stores for clearance ornaments, usually the ones with lots of details, and use them for parts. It’s a great way to find little chochkies to add to your cards. To the gingham bow, I added a double twine bow and some velvet jingle bells. The edges are a cut up frame from Spellbinders Detailed Scallops set. The original dies did not fit around my card, so I cut out two smaller designs and adjusted them up to fit around the edges. (The back of the card is not so pretty…). Finally, I added some Zva Creative pearls. There is no stamping and the only sentiment is the one on the bottom which is the bottom strip to ‘given from the heart’ papers.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Andrea-sign

Celebrations

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Maja welcomes you to the blog today and invites to have a look a some celebrations cards.

I know many of you are cardmakers, so I thought I’d share some inspiration using the small paper pad as the images and designs are scaled down and thus are perfect for cards and small projects. I chose the Coffee in the Arbour collection – and here’s what I came up with. The first card is a wedding one:

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mdwedb1…as it looked very natural with the cute little birdhouse scene I created using a set of MFT dies:

mdwedb2For more interest, I gave the card the easel form:

mdwedb3The sentiment is the chipboard words. As the final touch, I added droplets of crystal perlen pen all over the card :)

mdwedb4The other card is for my mother-in-law’s birthday. She’s really a sweet loving woman and so I thought the image with a sweet cupcake would be perfect :)

mdtesI layered several papers and mounted the machine-sewn image on 3D foam for more dimension:

mdtes1I also accented the cupcake details with glitter and traced its contours with a superfine marker to make it pop out of the scene:

mdtes2I added a few miniroses that match the ones in the pciture:

mdtes3I also die-cut a little box for the gift we’re planning to give her:

mdtes4I hope she’d like the set – do you? :)

mdtes5Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Coffee In The Arbour small paper pad. Other: dies: MFT, Spellbinders, Sizzix; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec; lace: my stash.

 

Thank you for looking in today, drop by tomorrow as well :)

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Fall Inspired Forest

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today starting off with some big flowers, big bows and lots of Maja paper goodness! Here’s a card I made using the Walking in the Forest collection: FallFramedLilliesMAccessories on this little beauty consist of Verve stamps, a silk bow, twine, crystal stamens, Dark Chocolate liquid pearls, vintage alace, and lots of distressing. I also inked up some gauze and placed it behind the big bow. I was toying with making a Christmas card, but I think I’m going to wait a bit and enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather! Have a great day and thanks for spending part of it with me! Andrea-sign

Precious

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did,combining the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections, plus a couple cards I made, using the “new” A gift for You Collection…

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I used:No.X,No.I.No.II,No.II-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label

Vintage Frost Basics

I Used:19th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did paper layers,some punch work,ripping & distressing. I did some hand stitching, & used ribbon in my layers.

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Lace with a BS of a label,on the title I used shabby pink Smooch……

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On the leafy flourish I applied picket fence crackle,then rubbed in a green chalk,once the crackle dried….

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I also glued on some pearls onto the leafy flourish…

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I made the headband,used it in the photo,then on the LO….

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Burlap flower from Prima…

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I used shabby pink Smooch on the fancy trim….

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I used picket fence crackle on the leafy scroll,then rubbed in green chalk on the leaves & pink on the flowers. For the flower center, I used shabby pink smooch,liquid accents &micro beads…

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Here is a card I made using the new Collection  ” A gift for You”

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A gift for you

I used: From Santa with Love,Underneath the Christmas Tree-BS,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS,Given from the Heart,Shipped from the North Pole, & the Die Cut Sheet

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I did paper layers,ripping & hand stitching.I also used some corrugated paper & cheese cloth in the layers.  On the under part of the decorative Scroll, I use red pepper ink,then rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in some black chalk,then some white chalk. On the top part of the Scroll I used MS texture effects white,& sprinkled on so glitter while the effects was still wet…

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Here is the next card….

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I used:From someone special,Given from the heart,Packed with Santas Elves,Wrapped in old newspaper,Wrapped in old newspaper-BS,Die cut sheet & BS of lables

The stocking banner is Dusty Attic. On this card I did paper layers,hand stitching & covered the chipboard with paper.

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Thank you for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Soft Pastels

Hello Maja Design fans. Welcome to the Maja design blog where you will find wonderful creativity and inspiration from the entire Maja Design creative team. I love creating with The beautiful Sofiero collection which always has such a soft and romantic energy to the papers.

Enchanted Garden birthday card … I wanted to make a handmade card for a dear friend of mine who is turning 60 … a special birthday , a milestone .Heather JacobBeginning with a foundation of white cardstock, I cut out various dies and began layering alternating with white card. adding leaves and blooms between the layers.enchanted garden 2enchanted garden 3  I completed the stacked elements with a chipboard heart. Oh how I adore these papers.enchanted garden 4 enchanted garden 5 enchanted garden 6 I covered the Inside the card with Enjoying the Lovely Fragrance and I stamped with one of my very fave happy birthday stamps, tied two different sized tags with pink enchanted garden 7string. Thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work with the divine Sofiero Collection … oozing with romantic blooms of pinks and soft lilac. Sofiero-PMaja Design papers used …. Sofiero Collection .. Enjoying the lovely Fragrance, Strolling down the Rose Path , The magnificent Flowerstreet , until we meet again, have fun scrapping with these papers of perfection. warm hugz to each of you x1 my signature

Some Card Inspiration

Good morning Maja Friends.

We are enjoying warm sunny days here, but I have already started my Christmas preparations. A bit early for me, but since I have been to busy last year, so I decided to start doing Christmas card even in the summer, but frankly speaking it was too hot for creating them .

WinterCard_ElenaOlinevichI played with my all time favorite from Christmas collections – Vintage Winter Collection. These blue and white colors are more traditional for me, as they remind me about the snow winters and cold winds.

img_6366img_6359But more cards are coming and I will use all different colors for them ,as I have so many friends all over the world.

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From Santa With Love

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, showing off some super special gifts I received this week from Sweden! Seems as though Santa has come to New Jersey a wee bit early…how wonderful is that! A Gift for You is Maja Design’s latest creation and I wasted no time making a Christmas card, though we still have about 2 & 1/2 months before that big day…(though you can never start your holiday card stash too early!). Here’s what I made with ‘from someone special’, ‘from Santa with love’ and ‘given from the heart’ papers: IMG_8299_edited-1 In addition to the papers, I added a glittered snowflake, a bell-adorned candy cane and some vintage lace. I also pulled out some Vintage Summer Basics paper in order to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month:PinkPowerDay1m This card also features Verve’s Pink Power stamps and Zva Creative pearls. Next, I used my very favorite papers, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? to make an uplifting card:InspireHopeDay4MI also used a Verve sentiment on this one, the set is called Inspire Hope. I added a sweet twine bow, daisy chain lace adorned with crystals and some liquid pearls.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me! Andrea-sign