Hello Today

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly’s!!! I have a few projects here to share with you,one is a easel card,that I did a Tut,with photo’s. This is a card I made using the “new” Enjoying Outdoors Collection.b6a07129aa274121880e6846589559a6Enjoying-Outdoors-PI used from the 6×6 paper pad:Singing in the rain, Singing in the rain-BS, Feeling good, Colourful, Harvest Time, Beautiful Trees BS, What a beautiful day, Tags & journaling cards, The 12×12 sheets used: Garden Moments, Colorful,Colorful-BS

The Dusty Attic used: Leafy Frame set #2,Hello today12aaf1074dcb430ba585e44e77a365bcI pretty much did the same to this card,as I did  with the card below, only this card is not a easel…

Here is my next card with a step by step photo tut……….a6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PI used:Enjoying the Moments,Enjoying the Moment-BS, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry  cupcake-BS, Grandma’s old porcelain, Grandma’s old porcelain-BS, Raspberry jam cupcakes, Raspberry Lemonade,Delicious Moments &Labels

The Dusty Attic used: Foliage #2,  Hashtag sayings

Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloob761c162e9a847e4ad877a970d047f2ff1fb0394bffb4bc4b2e65701b96dbdb8Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card…..7bf7b462042a4ddea77405c990c2b25cbottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6×9’1/2acc7ee1bca224f94a46eb0d926038e5fI distressed the edges144102aeabac4f998e03dc87e9557555The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad… 58999cacfa5347eb94d83ecf81166974added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain…..2cb40e78a4df4871a12162cdc7d37e38using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching…..1a4ac3e00b4e4feaaf6a9abdaf4e048cshows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing….14de50aec29f46eeb56a8aef4cc70948hand stitching is completed…0cf9c04640af4aed8646c81cc31352e1the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers4a157503a8a549e5b8254e50a77423dcUsing a 12×12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10×12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won’t work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half…m-t103123da1637744e9dbd2b1e90e6710a96Shows the card coming together as a easel….f65f74a203b54df0be656d9745ae9895I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings “lifeisgood” that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O’s to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks….e2061a45e4fe412e9196b69633ced9c3Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses400889ac9ede4a89b576ddc3fbe08907added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket38055623e9154e5e9a8d0b1af2282f8afinal step,was to add the tagsa6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Completed card

The next 3 cards I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection64a9af6e10924d5f87e36f1db1a6b279e86d6ed36d7d4121af71691ab6c188e32b85a6daad9a476b806f4a76f317724cOn the next LO,I combined the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring89d38203543544eb851c4348598a0fe1On the next 2 LO’s I combined the Nyhavn Collection with the Vintage Autumn Basics Collectionc0f71754-d0b9-4c36-ad9a-123219c79987_zpsoobdaptfcb65e2fa4ee94898a8b2092f5f7c178ec9560c049f7b43be98e818dea049f05cWell,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants “Mexican marigolds”,that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate.3d91583de86d46419b0ceb477c92609dCloseup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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Lilacs & Love


Hi all! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest layout using the new Maja Design paper collection called Enjoying the Outdoors!  Love the gorgeous colors and designs in this collection!

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I used ‘Woodlands’, ‘Having Tea In the Sun’ ‘Garden Moments’, ‘Late Summer Flowers’ and a variety of color papers from the 6×6 paper pads for my page.


I used Dusty Attic ‘Corner Flourish #3′ under my photo with a stencil I designed for The Crafter’s Workshop called ‘Moving Vines’ using a texture paste called ‘Arti-choked’ by Shimmerz Paints.


I also used an elegant new chipboard piece by Dusty Attic called ‘Ornate Pendant #3′ and ‘Pearl Pendants’ as a decorative element for the side of my page.  I used a metalic 3D paint by Scribbles to get the metal look on the pendants.


I tore a small ‘peek-a-boo’ section in the bottom of the ‘Having Tea in the Sun’ paper and added a bit of lace behind it.  The Love title is a new Mini Captions title by Dusty Attic that I painted with Purple Rain Vintage Creameez by Shimmerz Paints.  Once it was dry I added a Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today! Hope you all have a chance to play with this gorgeous new collection!


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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a view of the castle of Villandry (Indre-et-Loire, France) and the new collection: Enjoying Outdoors.


First I primed the background paper with a layer of clear Gesso. Then, I added a design with a stencil and crackle paste.


I covered the chipboards with white Gesso before painting them and covering the “flower” parts with micro beads. I die-cut some leaves in two assorted papers and colored the flowers.


After assembling everything, I colored the background, added some splatters and Glass Glitters.


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Late summer
flowers bs
I’m happy
Having tea
in the sun
Beautiful trees


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My Boy

Hello there, Maja Fans! I’m so glad you decided to visit our blog today :) If Mondays are not your favourite days of the week, I have something to cheer you up, hopefully :)

mdmyboyDoesn’t that smile put you in higher spirits? :) I decided to use our latest release, the Enjoying Outdoors collection to scrapbook it. I opted for a mostly monochromatic palette of browns, with bits of purple and green visible here and there. I started with layering the grid sheet upon the dark brown paper and distressing the edges. Then I added some stamping (yes, those green stains are stamped too!)

mdmyboy1I chose the embellishments that express my boy’s personality and spirits – and for instance, the chipboard clock represents his quick and precise thinking and the heart button – his good friendly nature. I used the clock theme throughout the page to accent the importance of time passing – we have to keep precious moments in our memories as they will never happen again…

mdmyboy2Apart from pieces of papers I used tags that I cut out of the Tags & Journaling Cards sheet and round stamps and gear – they add nice shape accents to the rectangular design.

mdmyboy3The real old watch face is a special addition to this distressed page. I completed it with a Tim Holtz hand and fun hexagon brad:

mdmyboy4For the title, I used a layered chipboard piece. I inked the base with brown ink and left the topper priginal white for greater contrast:

mdmyboy5I really like the way this page turned out. It reflects both my son’s character and my love for the shabby style. And when I finished, I realised I did it without a single flower! 😀


Maja Design papers: Enjoying Outdoors: Spending time bs, Garden notes, Flourishing bs, Woodlands, Woodlands bs, Tags & Journaling Cards. Other: Stamps: Prima, Tim Holtz; metal embellishments: Tim Holtz; brads: Craftmania.pl; buttons: 3rd Eye, UHK Gallery; chipboard: Scrapiniec; vintage watch face, key charm – my stash.

I hope you’ll visit us tomorrow as well, for more inspiration from our Creative Team!

See you!


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Lovely Baby Books

Hello Everyone <3

Today its me, Silje Kristin, that will inspire you <3

You know, here in the north of Norway, the autumn weather really put hes roots. I’m home at my home place, this weekend to visit my mother and my younger sister. My sister are just so wonderful, she’s amazing and I love here <3 She has taken me out every day to enjoy the great colors that are outdoors in this loong walks. Next week my sister get operated in her both ankles, so this time with her is so important for me <3 And about 6 week she can walk again <3.

This Sunday, I wanted to show you two books that I have decorated with beautiful paper from Maja Design, The Vintage Spring Basics collection <3


I browsed through all the pattern sheets in the series, and picked out 4 pink and 4 blue sheets that fit together. Once I had decided the pattern paper, I started to building it up layer by layer. Before I put them on, I glued several stripes with white ribbon on the cover of the books.

On the top of the pink book, I have attached two large pink buttons, with a double bow. Atop of the bow, I have attached a smaller pink button, with a bow and a small pink bling.

In the bottom corner, I have 3 pink heart buttons, everyone has a bow, with a pink bling on top.

The letters with the word Girl on, they are letters from Prima. All the letters are made whiter with Wink of Stella Brush, white.

Since I whant these books to stand out a little, I have chosen to decorate with small blue roses, in between the pink and the white flowers.

On the Pink book, the floers are from Wild Orchids and Prima. The scellet leaf, i have paint withe some white acrylic paint. In betwin the flowers, I have used details such as safety pin, Baby pacifier and a metal from Prima, with the word baby on <3

The blue book, is very similar to the pink. The main difference is that this book is blue, and made to a little baby boy <3

On this book, the buttons are blue in the top corner. The buttons are large and have a double bow. On the top of the bow, I have a floral button with a smal bow and a blu bling.

In the bottom corner you can see that I have used 3 round blue buttons with a patterns on. The buttons have a bow and a bling.

The word Boy, are glued to the light blue ribbon, here are also the letters made whiter with Wink of Stella.

The flowers on this book are blue and white. Since I have blue roses on the pink book, I have used small pink on this book.

I’ve used the same details on this book, in between the flowers.

Now you have seen my two baby books <3

I wish you all a good Sunday, and I send you alot of Inspiration to you <3




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Mood Board October


It’s all of the sudden October and time for a new Mood Board challenge.
This time we follow the colour theme of the new collection “Enjoying Outdoors” and find our inspiration in the nature. Are you up for a new challenge? We are very excited to see your creations, I can assure you that. :)

I will also take the opportunity to remind you of the rules, please read them and follow. Thanks!

Here it is:


And a little reminder of 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. 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 will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below October 28th. 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 moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks. Please make sure that your picture is the size of 600×600 dpi. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name. Please feel free to send us more than one picture, but NOTE that we need them as a photo collage (also the size 600×600 dpi). Include your full name, address and phone number 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 October 28th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

And some lovely inspiration from our fabulous team:

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Gabrielle Pollacco

Gabrielle Pollacco


Heidi Augustson


Maja Nowak
Maja Nowak


RachelleRachelle Sigurdson

Silje Kristin Aunan Silje Kristin Aunan

Silje KristinSilje Kristin Aunan

EvgeniaEvgenia Petzer


Happy scrapping & good luck!


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Today We Celebrate You

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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 garden…weeding..cleaning..resting in between. I love gardens and flowers and my card is inspired by the beautiful flowers that I long to see in the spring.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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



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



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What a gentleman!

Good morning Maja friends! How are you doing? Today it’s a beautiful autumn weather here in Norway, sunny, but pretty cold.


Today I have played with the new papers from “Enjoying the Outdoors” collection.


I have made a birthday card for my brother in law who turns 50 the coming weekend. I think the green papers in the collections fit a masculine card well.


I have used an old photo, a real vintage photo from around 1920. The card is also decorated with tags, washi tape, a metal clip, chipboard, a piece of an old book and small playing cards. And here you have some close ups!




Wish you all a lovely day! Hugs, Heidi



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Baby cards from Vinatge Baby collection

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. You know, that I love to create cards and today’s post is no exception, its again me with cards. This time I have pulled out the Vintage Baby collection and made 2 cards- one for a baby girl and another for a baby boy.

As you will see both of the cards use the same sketch and both of them use my tiny paper scraps, that I had and of course I just couldn’t through them away. This also provided me with the patchwork effect that I love in shabby style.

bby_girl_septsome close ups:baby_girl_sept_det1 baby_girl_sept_det2lots of layering that I achieved with papers and lace, buttons.

Now its a turn for a baby boy card%

baby_boy_septclose ups:baby_boy_sept_det1 baby_boy_sept_det2I have used the Vintage Baby collection by MajaDesign

Have a lovely week, 

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Altered Clipboard


Hello Maja Design fans! Have you got a chance to play with the new “Summer Crush” collection by Maja Design? I’ve recently played with this collection and I’m in love with the sweet colors. Today’s project is another project which I’ve created using this collection.

I’ve altered an mdf clipboard using the gorgeous papers. I’ve first covered the whole board with the pattern paper and slowly build layers on top of it using pattern papers, inks, stamps and stencils.

Here are some close-ups.


To create a softer look to it, I’ve added some flowers, picks and lace. I’ve chosen flowers with white base and later, lightly misted it with paint to give it a hint of color. On the lower right of the clipboard, I’ve also altered a huge paper clip with the pattern paper and twine. This huge paper clip can be used with the clipboard.


Hope you all like today’s project! See you all again soon!

Supplies: Maja Design Pattern Papers: Long Summer Nights – Summer Crush, Snapshots – Summer Crush, He Picks Her Up – Summer Crush; Others: Petaloo flowers, butterflies and lace, Art Anthology inks and liquid pearls, Clear Scraps mirror embellishment and stencils, Vilda Stamps stamps, ribbons, Beacon and other adhesives.




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