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Monday, April 16, 2018

Springtime Florals Card!


Welcome, friends! I'm thrilled you're visiting with us on this beautiful day. Spring is well and truly arrived in my area, offering up gifts of bright and beautiful flowers. I look out of my craft room window and marvel at the blooms in my garden, which are my inspiration for today's card. I'm presenting on the Maja Design Blog today, which is always a great honor for me, and I'm drawn once again to their Coffee in the Arbour paper collection. The colors are so fresh and cheery, just like a spring day!



Design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Handmade florals crafted from design papers are the focal point of the card. Frothy lace and loopy twine bows add a feminine touch.



Below is a close up of the stamped sentiment. I enjoying creating cards to keep on hand to suit multiple occasions, and this one will be perfect for those times I need a last minute card.



The curlicues are made by twisting strips of design paper around the tiny end of a paint brush. A script stamp adds a bit of interest to the corners.





Below is a peek of the interior of the card. Coordinating design papers and script stamping give a cohesive appearance with the front of the card.



Thank you so much for joining me today. Don't forget to check out Maja Design's April Mood Board Challenge. We have a new challenge each month and all are welcome to participate. The winner will receive an entire collection (of their choice) of Maja Design papers! May your week be filled with crafty happiness and all of the joys of springtime!

Hugs, 


Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Script Stamp, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Lace, Twine, Flower Stamens, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives.  

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with your Maja papers so we can find you.)
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Maja Design April Mood Board Challenge!


Hello, dear friends! How are you doing on this lovely day? I have some exciting news to share. Are you up for a contest and the chance to win a free collection of Maja Design papers? It's time for Maja Design's April Mood Board Challenge! You'll find the inspiration board below along with the simple guidelines for participating in the challenge. 

This is how we use the mood boards:  
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 truly 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. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the color scheme.
We will pick a winner and present it on the Maja Design blog on December 26th.
Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?
♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas, take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.
♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?
♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the picture of the mood board.
♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.
♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with. 

I adore this month's palette of purples and greens with emphasis on flowers, nature, and gardens. I have set about creating my own garden using Maja Design's Ska vi ta en Fika paper collection. Handmade blooms tumble down the card in shades ranging from the palest lavender to the darkest purple. Below are a few more detailed photos of my project if you'd care to take a peek.  






Thank you for spending time with me today! Your kind words always warm my heart. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such a lovely crafty family. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!


Hugs, 



Maja Design Papers Used:


Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)
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Monday, April 2, 2018

Friends for Life



Hello! I wish you  the warmest of welcomes. I hope you had a lovely Easter. 

I have a new card to share with you. I created it for my dear friend's birthday, and I'm honored to be presenting it on the Maja Design Blog! I'm drawn to a soothing palette in my friend's favorite color, and have found just what I'm looking for in Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics paper collection. This collection is a staple for me and coordinates well with Maja Design's other paper collections. 
     


The larger flowers are handmade using design papers. If you'd like to make this style of  flower you'll find a link to the step by step tutorial in the sidebar of my blog. All papers are not created equal, and after thorough testing I have determined that Maja Design paper is the best for flower making. It stands up perfectly to all of the twisting and shaping I use in my process, which breaks down lesser quality papers to shreds.





Stamping along the edges adds a special touch, as does the sentiment stamp (below) which is just perfect for my friend.



A trio of sweet butterflies flutter about my little flower garden.



Decorative corner die cuts anchor the florals as they cascade down the card.


Below is a peek at the interior of the card.





Thank you so much for joining me! You can bring these pretty papers home by following this STORE FINDER link, which will magically transport you to an online store in your country. May your day be filled with everything that brings you joy and many crafty delights! 

Hugs, 


Maja Design Papers Used: 


Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Cottage Cutz Decorative Corner die, Butterfly Punch, Spellbinders Circles dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Prima and Spellbinders stamps, flower stamens, archival ink, twine, Prima Gesso, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Place of Miracles



Hello, and welcome! How are you doing on this lovely Tuesday?I'm back today with a new card that I'm sharing on the Maja Design Blog! This makes twice in the same week, which is kind of a record for me lately, and I couldn't be happier to be able to be here with you.

For Today's card I'm creating with another one of my favorite Maja Design collections, Ska vi ta en Fika. If you love purples as much as I do, this collection is a must-have for your craft room. 



Welcome to my happy place! Is there anything more magical than a secluded garden overflowing with untamed blooms? There is much joy to be found here involving all of the senses. Imagine being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of roses, or the delicate texture of a petal on your fingertips. For this reason there is much effort in the handcrafted flowers for this card, as I truly want to bring this garden to life. 

Below you'll find some close ups of the handmade roses.  






The sentiment stamp speaks to my heart, for gardens truly are a place of miracles.  





A tiny key to the gates can be found in the corner of the card, as this garden is open to all who care to share in this space.  



A natural twine bow adorns the bottom of the card.  



 Below is a peek at the interior of the card. 


 It's been such an honor to have you visit today! I hope you've enjoyed spending some quiet moments in my little garden. If you like these papers or any of the others you see in my Maja Design projects, you can bring them home with you by clicking on this STORE FINDER tab, and the magic of the internet will do the rest of the work. I wish you a day filled with all things good and wonderful, and of course, crafty adventures!  

Hugs, 

Maja Design Papers Used: 



Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Monday, March 19, 2018

Springtime Bliss


I wish a happy hello to all of my sweet friends! How are you doing today? I hope you're well and enjoying fine weather, though March can certainly be and unpredictable month. I'm once again honored to be posting on the Maja Design Blog, sharing this new card inspired by springtime flowers and pastels. I'm using the lovely Coffee in the Arbour paper collection, as the pretty yellows, greens, and roses seem to sing to me.
Featured in today's card are handcrafted blooms, leaves, and layers of pastel design paper. You'll also find some painted and distressed corrugated board, natural twine, and venice lace, for hints of the rustic as well as a feminine touch. A bit of grunge and elegant script stamping add to the overall effect.  


The cheery hand stamped sentiment is perfect for almost every occasion. Below are some close ups of the handmade florals.  




You can see the layers of distressing and stitching along the edges of the card, as well as a bit of the interior with it's coordinating script stamping.


I send a huge thanks to each of you who have stopped in to visit today. If you're interested in bringing this paper collection (or any of the other gorgeous papers!) home with you, just click on this STORE FINDER tab, and you'll be transported to an online store near you. It is an honor and a pleasure to have you here. May your day be filled with peace, joy, and love, along with delightful crafty adventures! 

Hugs, 

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Stamens, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Distress Ink Reinkers, Corrugated Board, Twine, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Monday, February 19, 2018

From the Heart


Hello, and welcome! How are you doing today? I'm so happy you're here! I couldn't be more thrilled to be here with you.

It's my honor to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, and while looking through my recent projects, I realized it's been a very long time since I've used one of my favorite collections, Vintage Autumn Basics. The beautiful purples and mauves from this lovely collection always call to me, and are the inspiration for my card.

The papers are so versatile that twine is the only embellishment that is not created from the collection.



The roses and leaves are handmade using design paper. I hope to have a new rose tutorial ready for you on my next post. I meant to have it for you today, but because we have the flu in our home the smallest things (like editing photos) seem insurmountable.  Happily, we are all recovering, so a tutorial will be following shortly.



The layered heart is die cut from design paper, then stitched on the sewing machine and fanned out to create dimension.



The vintage image, sentiment, and flourishes are also from the paper collection. You can see how easy it is to create a card filled with coordinating embellishments with nothing except a pack of Maja Design papers!


A twirly twine bow adds a final frilly touch.

Thank you so much for stopping in! If you're interested in snagging this paper collection (or any of the other gorgeous papers!) for yourself, just click on this STORE FINDER tab, and be magically transported to an online store near you. I hope you're staying healthy through this cold and flu season, and that you have a day filled with sunshine and wondrously joyful moments!

Hugs, 


Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Spellbinders Heart Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)