Friday, 30 October 2015

Welcome Christmas ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! Today I have another Christmas card to share with you. I really am committed to my self imposed target of creating enough Christmas cards for my family and friends. Two down and go! (not sure how many but it always increases each year I am sure!) I am really loving the A Gift For You Collection from Maja Design. The rich tones remind me so much of Christmas!

Over the years, I have collected a number of stamps and I love have the opportunity to use them. This stamp set from Stampin;' Up! is a favourite of mine. I love the feeling it evokes...the excitement of decorating the Christmas tree.
I have used Petaloo flowers and clusters here. They coordinate beautifully with the rich tones of the Maja papers. I have also added some foliage using a Sullivans and Martha Stewart branch punch.

To complete my card I have added other vintage elements such as lace, seam binding and a vintage button...things from my stash.

Maja Design Papers


 I wish you well in your efforts to create your Christmas cards. Perhaps you can share some advice or even upload your creations onto the Maja Design Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Wishes For Christmas ~ Maja Design~

Hello everyone! I can't believe how quickly the time is passing. Today I am sharing my first Christmas card of the year and I know that it is just around the corner. Being a card maker, I never seem to have enough handmade Christmas cards for my family and friends made within a reasonable time frame, so this year I am determined to have enough made!

I love the trimmings and decorations of the Christmas season and one thing I especially love are vintage Christmas cards. I absolutely love all of the vintage images that are in the die cut sheet of the Vintage Frost Basics. I layered this image with Spellbinders Timeless rectangles, then layered it on top of 10th December and tucked in Tim Holtz on the edge Distressed doily die. Everything was distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink.
To create some vintage touches, I used lace and seam binding. I used a variety of flowers from Green Tara that had muted tones, that compliment the papers.

The Vintage Frost Basics Collection has so many beautiful papers and die cuts to work with. I especially love the blue tones (there is pink in this collection as well!) I look forward in creating many more cards for my family using these papers.

Maja Design Papers used:


 Base: 2nd December, Layer 10th December, Christmas Diecuts

Dies: Tim Holtz on the edge Distressed Doily, Magnolia Rose Leaf, Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant and Timeless Rectangles

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Flowers: Green Tara Azaleas Blue and Roses

Other: Kaisercraft Pearls Snow, Hug Snug Seam Binding Tile Blue, Lace,

Thanks for stopping  by!

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Friday, 2 October 2015

Today We Celebrate You ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! It's Spring in Australia and I'm enjoying my school holidays. It's amazing how some time off work can really do wonders for the mind and body! I've been busy around the house and in my in between. I love gardens and flowers and my card is inspired by the beautiful flowers that I long to see in the spring.

I love shaped cards and sometimes struggle to get the folds to match up correctly. I recently purchased a Spellbinders pop up die set which includes a die to create a centre step card. It is so easy! To decorate the card, I have used papers from the Summer Crush Collection. I used the First Date and He Gives Her Flowers.

To embellish my card, I used this adorable resin from Prima. I also used some scraps to die cut butterflies to add to the side panels of the card. Everything was inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

The focal image is a stamp set from JustRite Stampers. I used Distress inks and a Dove blender pen to colour it in. The image was stamped onto watercolour paper. To age it, I inked the edge with vintage photo.

To finish my card, I used a variety of flowers and die cut leaves as well as teardrop spray.


Maja Design:


Stamps: JustRite Botanical Medallians and Banners

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Distress Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw

Flowers: Green Tara, Wild Orchid Crafts, Petaloo Mini Mix Tea Stained Pink

Dies: JustRite Label and Banner Dies, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, Elegant Ovals, Pop Ups Decorated Birthday, La La Land Open Leaf Flourish, Memory Box Botanical Stem, Cascadia Butterfly Trio, Leavenworth Butterfly Trio

Other: Dove Blender Pen, Sullivans Border Punch, Hemp, Prima Resin, Vivaldi Teardrop Spray, Prima Watercolour Paper

I hope that you'll give this type of card a try!


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