Baby Boy Album

Hello dear Friends,

not recently I have discovered a new passion – creating albums with bookbinding and today I have a Baby Boy Album to share with you that I have made using Vintage Summer Basics collection. I am so very happy that Marie created a new Baby collection, but before we haven’t had something special it was quite easy for me to create with any of Basics collection

BabyBoyAlbum_Cover_ElenaOlinevichI started making it almost 2 months ago, and made a photo after each page has been finished, so here they are:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich1the second one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the third one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the fourth one:

BabyAlbumBoy_ElenaOlinevich4and the fifth one:

BabyBoyAlbum5_MainIt’s quite big, about 23,5* 25 cm, so it was not easy to take the shots.
But I wanted to show you all the secret pages inside so I made a video clip for you to watch all the details:

You can find a video here, om Maja YouTube channel:

I hope you have enjoyed watching it.

I used tons of Maja papers from Vintage Summer Basics as well as many of prima Marketing embellishments and dies.

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Winner of the February Mood Board

It’s finally time to pick a winner… Here’s what the February Mood Board looked like.Moodboard-February15And here are our lovely contributions for this month…

And the winner is…SylviaVanDerSteen_NetherlandsSylvia Van Der Steen!

Congrats Sylvia. The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent to you.

Don’t miss our next cozy spring Mood Board that we will present on our blog next Saturday.Jenny

Enjoy the beauty of the season

It’s still a bit early in our corner of the world to be enjoying this season yet…but we can always pick up Maja Design ‘Vintage Spring’ (or any other flowery joyful collection for that matter) some photos from last year and fill your heart with the spring feeling, right? Well, that’s what I did at least and I can confirm – it works its charm :) DSC_0620 MD Zanka
I love the soft neutral tones of this paper, but I added just a bit of watercolours around the photo. I primed the area with the transparent soft gel first. I also added some stencil and splashes of white ink.DSC_0639
This layout has no traditional flowers, instead I used cut-outs from different papers to add more dimension. The title comes from one of the sheets too – I’m sure you already know that each Maja paper has this decorative strip in the bottom, which can be a fabulous addition to your project!

Supplies Maja Design:
Vintage Spring Basics : 8th March, 10th of March, 6th of May, 6th of April, Days to remember.
Supplies others:
chipboards – Blue Fern Studios, gesso, white ink -13 arts, watercolours – H2O by Luminarte

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Love Completely

Hello,since we are still in the month of February, I decided to do another wedding LO,using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection….b812abbb898245ecac7bcb7854126d0a

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic1271c0ae7ffa497aa196ab450948c115Shows,distressed,some punch work,stencil work,hand-stitching,& lace used in the layers…0e5cb8cecc1f4e0cb715a0d07f173e2b

7b2d3c6d287c4d40b2bfb3291566fdcdI used picket fence crackle on the string of hearts….The flowers are Prima…Here are some more closeups…c090bdaaf39a4f86b2de2122ab04fe30

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

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Making Pretty Gifts

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Hello Maja fans! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a fun little ‘Thinking of You’ gift idea.  I found this cute little unfinished wooden crate at my local Dollar store and thought I would use some of the fresh pretty patterns in the Maja Design papers to dress it up to create a candle holder gift set.

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I used the ‘Naturen doftar’ paper from the ‘Antligen’ paper collection to cover the outside strips of the wooden crate.  I used a mixture of equal parts white glue and water to adhere my paper strips to the wooden crate.  I just love the sweet white dotted green paper for this, I think it gives the project an nice Spring feel to it.

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For the inside of the box I used the pretty gingham design in the ‘Kitchen Garden’ paper from the ‘Life in the Country’ collection.  And for the middle/side walls I used the lovely script/floral paper that is on the reverse side of the Kitchen Garden paper.

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For the front of the box I wanted to keep the clean lines of the box design so I didn’t over embellish the box, I just added a few paintable Prima Blooms, a twine bow and a Dusty Attic swirl chippie (Elegant Swirls#13), which I painted white and edges with some brown chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme’s Branch Bark).

I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some of your favorite Maja Design papers to create a little gift to cheer a friend of yours!  Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today, we love to hear your feedback on our projects! xo

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Elisa

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m on Maja Design blog with another family photo. It’s my great-grand-mother Elisa.

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I began to alter the background with a thin and uneven layer Gesso. Then with a stencil, I added a design with a some white crackle paste that I let dry all night.

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The day after, I added a light and uneven touch of color to the background with a chalk ink as I want to give a vintage look to my layout. Some random stamping and a few splatters were enough to finish the background.

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Before working on the chipboards, I painted them with Gesso. I added some crackle paste on the flowers to give them some texture. I painted the grass with a Silks and the flowers with two shades of Twinklings H2O.

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I colored the leaves, die-cut in a watercolor paper, with a Silks and two tones of Chalk ink in order to obtain some texture too.

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Maja Design papers:

  • Vintage Summer Basics 1911
  • Vintage Autumn Basics n°V
  • Nyhavn – The Sunny Side

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Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share my recent creations. Both feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with its beautiful beiges, purples and greens to add some colour to greys of these days :) I do miss the spring!

The first one is a layout in which I added some blues and white shades to cold crisp beige background:

mdymmhI stamped the bacgkround paper with stamps designed by my fellow DT member for Maja, Gabi Pollacco – great work, girl!

mdymmh1For the top layer of the background, I cut the Kaffetaren… sheet diagonally to omit the coffee pot image and feature just the flourish corners. Then I distressed and curled out the edges:

mdymmh2I placed the flower cluster tucking the flowers and other elements between the background paper and the curled edge of the top layer:

mdymmh4To make the photo section more interesting, I used the same photo in two sizes, placing the small one into a resin frame:

mdymmh3Blue is not an essential colour in the “Fika” collection, but I think it looks great with it :)

Now let’s have a look at my other creation – a wedding card:

mdslfHere I combined the warm beige papers of the collection with delicate purples. I was inspired by the rose motif of the Chaite paper and delicate flourishes that happen to be very similar to the chipboard floruishes I had in my stash :)

mdslf1I built my flower cluster around the printed roses, making them a part of the design:

mdslf2I mounted each layer on 3D dots for more dimension. I also added several liquid pearl dots as a finishing touch:

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Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Kaffetåren den bästa är, Kaffetåren den bästa är bs, Chaite, Lejas café, Havrerutor bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Petaloo, my stash; stamps: The Scrapbook Diaries; chipboard: Wycinanka, Scrapiniec, Blue Fern Studios, 2Crafty; resin frame: Prima; Liquid Pearls Biscuit – Ranger.

 

Have a nice day and don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration from our Team :)

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family album

Today I want to share this family album cover.
When my mom and dad passed away they left us lots of lovely and very precious photo’s.
I have scanned each and every one of them and burned them on CD’s for us kids and all the grandkids as a wonderful memory of their family heritage.
For a long time I wanted to put them in albums and finally I started my family album.
Planning to do lots of pages with photo’s from both sides of the family.
Would be quite challenging though, to make flat pages, but I give it a go!
To be continued! :)


Made this album with the Vintage Autumn collection.
For this album I used the following papers: No. II, V, X, XI, X, XVI and heritage sheet.
The book handle and key are from Scrap-Unlimited.


A rolled flower with No.V
The clock is from Artemio and the clock handles from Prima.


All the clocks were cut out from the XVI sheet. Just love this sheet!!


Can’t remember this metal family plate, it was in my stash for some time, but it was perfect for this project.


“Memories”, a piece from the bottom strip No.X


After layering all the strips of paper, I added some texture with instant filler and a stencil.


Also added some stamens and dew drops.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Born To Ride

Born to Ride - Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am going to share a grungy/mixed media layout that I have created using  the wonderful Nyhavn Collection. I used Dockside in Bloom as my background paper. I used Crushed Shells Glimmer mist to darken the centre of the paper, then splattered some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Blue Hawaiian Blue as well as Mister Hueys Opaque White and Inky Black mists randomly around the page. I also randomly stamped over this using some Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge stamps.

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I die cut some cogs using chipboard and Spellbinders sprightly sprockets dies the used Distress Crackle Paint to alter them. I also used some left over papers and stamped some chevrons from Impression Obsession. I added a BoBunny brad to one cog to add some extra dimension.

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I used a grunge front from Kaisercraft to stamp part of my title. I also stamped the edge of my base page in a grunge texture stamp also from Kaisercraft to add some texture to my page. I inked all of my papers with Black Soot distress ink to add definition.

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Finally, when I added my photo, I used some twine. I wrapped it around a modelling paste container to get the rounded shape the carefully positioned some small glue dots to adhere it into place. I used a small peg to attach it to my photo.

Maja Design papers used:

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Maja Design papers used:

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Dockside In Bloom

Sitting At the Dock

Heritage Harbour

Old Townhouses

Like a Colourful Bouquet

Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today.

Have a fabulous day!