Hi everybody! I have made a new layout using the Vintage Summer Basics collection. The winner of Melodifestivalen – the Swedish try out for Eurovision Song Contest is from my town. We were very proud and happy and of course he came home to perform. My children were standing right in front of the scene.
I have made some layering underneath the photo using different dies.
And I used some gorgeous flowers to match the lovely papers.
By putting the title on top of the photo I created yet another layer.
Products used: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics papers: 1935, 1916; flowers, alpha stickers, dies, bling swirls, seam binding.
Vibeke here. Today I want to share a new layout with you. This is pink, soft and shabby.
I have used one of my favorite collections – “Vintage Summer Basics”. I LOVE this. So pretty, soft and warm.
This layout is about my youngest girl. She is so proud to get a ring from her first boyfriend. She was only 4 years old.
This is my style. A lots of layers. I like to build my page.
I have used some old book pages, gesso and decoupage lack to create this layout.
Vintage Summer Basics – 1921 and 1925
Gesso, mist and Ink from 13 arts.
Chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you liked my work. Have a nice day.
Hello!!! Today I will show you a folded tag that I made with my 6 x 6 paper pad with the Walking in the Forest Collection. I folded a 6 x 6 paper to 3 x 6 and I tied the center with cord, then I made some layers to create more dimension and this is the final result.
I added some chipboard, pearls and leaves to create more textures….I worked with the Birdsong, Mountain ash and Flannel shirt papers. I cut the butterflies from the die cut sheet from the Walking in the Forest Collection.
Until the next time!!!!
Hello Maja friends! I decided to shake things up a bit and make a little Christmas card here…though the temps here in New Jersey are pushing 90F! I keep a file under my Pinterest account called ‘Card Inspiration’. I never know when inspiration will strike, so if it happens to be a Christmas themed card in June…I go with it! This particular picture also encouraged me to make a tutorial after I figured out how the template was made. The original picture credit can be found here. First off, here’s the end product using Maja Design’s Vintage Winter collection:
I started the process by cutting out 4 hearts, two with ‘Wishing You’ paper and two with Soft Suede card stock. I stacked the four of them together and with my paper piercer, I punched out holes around the perimeter. I stacked them together so that the holes would all line up when I went to sew them together: Next I dabbed the edges of the fronts with Walnut Stain distress ink: I need the hearts to malleable, so I spritzed them with water and crinkled them up: I carefully unfolded them and waited for them to dry before sewing. To give them a puffed up appearance, I added a bit of crinkled tissue to the inside as I was sewing them closed. The brown heart is the back and obviously the printed side is the front:I then began meticulously sewing the perimeter, using a blanket stitch through the pre-pierced holes:
Then I added an inside perimeter of sparkle using Ranger’s Platinum Stickles: Lastly I added the ‘Merry’ and ‘Christmas’ banners, cut out of the same “Wishing You” paper:Here are some close ups of the hearts:
The Maja Design papers that I used were: Wishing You, Christmas is Coming, Cozy Inside and Cozy Inside (bs). Other supplies used were: a paper flower, Zva Creative flourish, burlap, jute, gold stars, a doily and a paper distresser.
Thanks for joining me today…hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!
May is the month of my dear husbands and my anniversary! And one of my favourite things about this month is that the Lilacs are in full bloom on our anniversary weekend. I just love to fill my house with Lilacs when they bloom because they remind me of our reception hall at our wedding. We have this creek that runs behind my mom and dads house, and early in the morning on my wedding day, my dad went down to the creek and picked bucket load after bucket load of wild purple lilacs to decorate the tables at the reception. We had over 350 guests so you can imagine how beautiful the reception hall smelled when we walked in after ceremony.
Every year Steve and my girls pick me armloads of lilacs from our trees (we planted some beautiful French Lilac’s when we moved into our house) on the weekend of our anniversary. I took these pic’s of my oldest daughter Chloe with her bouquet that she picked for me.
I used a combination of pretty purple patterned papers from the Maja Vintage Spring Basic’s Collection (10th of April-bs, 11th of April) mixed with Maja’s Ska vi ta en Fika? (Våffla m björnbärssylt-bs) to compliment the purples in my photo. The blooms I used are Recollections, Prima and the berry stalks are just loose pieces from my local dollar store.
The chipboard is a Dusty Attic piece called ‘Cherry Blossoms’ that I just gave a coat of white paint and inked with some coordination color inks. I also added a bit of stamping with a Prima diamond stamp from the Moulin Rouge collection, the quote stamp is a Tim Holtz stamp.
I love to cluster ‘natural’ style elements around the title. Here I used a Prima nest and blooms and added some lace and feathers mixed with an extra snippit of chipboard. The clock is a trinket I found in the clearance aisle at Michaels. The title is a Heidi Swapp sticker.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my latest Maja Design project! xo
Our June Mood Board is about the early summer with it’s blossoming flowers and blue skies. Based on the gorgeous Äntligen collection, this is the perfect opportunity to finally scrap your graduation and speechday photos.
And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…
Definition mood board - n
a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other
We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truely believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.
We are presenting a new mood board the first Tuesday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below June 25th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.
After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name and address in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12. We need your creation June 23rd at the latest.
We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!
And here comes inspiration created by our fabulous Creative Team…
Ivana CamdzicJennifer SnyderJenny Grotherus
Hi Maja fans! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Don’t you just love this time of the year with summer getting closer and closer? I was inspired by the gorgeous ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection to make this tag in the colours of a summer sunset. As you can see, this collection can be perfect for many other occassions than just for fall!
I used several dies on my tag: the doilies, flower circle and the tag are all made of dies. I think my favourite dies and my favourite Maja Design papers are a match made in heaven. They make it really easy to create something pretty.
The lovely butterflies are all cut out from the lovely ‘Walking in the Forest’ papers. The tiny butterflies are part of a barcode strip and the larger butterfly is from the ‘Die-Cut’ sheet.
I also cut out some small leaves from the ‘Maple’ sheet.
I lightly inked them and adhered them with foamtape. A resin angel from Prima was the finishing touch on my tag. I used embossing powder to add some romantic, gold accents to it. Supply list:
Maja Design: patterned papers (‘Walking in the Forest’: Die-cut sheet, Die-cut sheet – bs, Die-cut letters – bs, Teal socks, Maple, Knitted weather, Birdsong); Memory Box: wreath die; Cheery Lynn: doily die; Tim Holtz: tag die, distress ink; Prima Marketing: resin angel, pearls; Pebbles Inc: rub-on.
Thank you so much for having a look and have a wonderful week!
Hi!It is Vibeke Harila here, sharing some inspiration with you today. I am so happy to be a guestdesigner this month. I have really missed designing with the beautiful papers from Maja Design.Today I want to show you a layout created with “Life by the sea”. A collection you can use together with a lots of different colours. I have used lots of colours to show you.Do you see? I have used pink, green, yellow, purple and a bit of brown. On the chipboard I have only used gesso and different mists.These papers are so great to work with. I have punched the edge.
Life by the sea – “The east coast” and “Sailing”
Mist, ink and gesso from 13 arts
Chipboard from Blue Fern Studios.
Thank you for letting my share this with you. I hope you enjoyed my work.
See you next week. Hugs Vibeke
Happy Friday and start to the weekend! Yeah! Jennifer Snyder here today to celebrate Friday with you. I chose to celebrate with the Life By The Sea Collection.
I always find such peace and happiness when I touch this collection and I finally figured out why. The collection reminds me of my favorite things and it comforts me. It reminds me of my favorite places by the ocean and beach and it reminds of me of my dad – a man who also loves the sea.
This is a layout of my dad as a little boy in his little Navy outfit, and then my dad just a few years later as a handsome sailor in the United States Navy.
If you look in the photo of little daddy, he was standing by the US Flag – must have been either Memorial Day – which we just celebrated, or July 4th celebrations. So sweet.
Featured below is the West Coast paper that is so strong and just perfect for a Navel layout.
I also used Sailing for the chevron and Marina Hovering which has the red stars.
Here are more close ups. I used a mask and molding paste for my stars. Then I ran some ink lightly over the dried molding paste.
I had an old old flag from my father-in-law who was a WWII hero so I added it to the corner top.
I had some mini grape vine stars that I painted with gesso and glued them here to continue my theme.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit on your Friday. Hope it is special.