Already teenager!

Good morning Maja friends! It seems like the autumn is here, today it’s raining and it’s windy. A perfect day to stay indoors and to make some new cards!


Last week my niece turned 13. Already teenager, time flies! This card I made for her birthday with papers from “Life by the Sea”.



The card is decorated with tags, cheese cloth, doily, lace, washi tape and flowers.


I have painted the chipboard red and the image of the Converse shoes I have found on the internet. The text is made with Dymo.


Wish you all a lovely day! Hugs, Heidi


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Couple of Fika cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. In Russia we celebrate the first day of Autumn and also its a beginning of a school year at Russian schools. I personaly love autumn, I love its warm colors and the Fika collection is a perfect thing for these autumn days. Although I am not a coffe lover, i love tea and this collection brings me the sense of rich fovors of tea as well. I love making cards and while making them I also enjoy my cup of tea.

So here are my 2 cards that I made, both of them use Dusty Attic chipboard as well.

I created that little wreath from raffia myself and decorated it with matching flowers.



The chipboard I had primed with the gesso and than coloured with acrylic Dusty ATtic paints and sprinkled it with the microbeads on top, while it was still wet.

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I have used the wonderful Fika collection for both of the cards:

Have a lovely day, Evgenia.

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Altered Baby Box

Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_1Hello Maja fans! Today, I would like to share with you all an altered baby box using Maja Design Vintage Baby collection.

This box is originally just a recycled transparent plastic box. I’ve covered it with pattern papers on the outside as well as inside on the box. I’ve just measured and trace each piece separately and later attached them to the box. To cover the seams, I simply used some washi tape.

Here are some details on it.Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_2To give it a softer look, I’ve added strip of lace and pearls around the cover of the box. I’ve also added some flowers to it.Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_3Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_4This is such a fun project to make! Hope you all like it and see you all again soon!

Supplies Used: Pattern Papers: Maja Design 6 x 6 Vintage Baby Collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, pearls, lace, button and adhesives.Vintage-Baby-PIrene-sign

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Retro Summer Album

Hello Crafters, it’s Elena here with you today. And I have a Summer Album to share with you today.

Well, new collection – Summer Crush was a worth to wait for it and finally I’ve got tons of inspiration from the papers and the pictures, as a result I created this  Light and Full of Air Album. Be ready to watch many photos and a small tutorial too.

sneak_peekI tried really hard to use as many papers as possible, because I love them all and wanted to show all the patterns in once.

SummerCrush_Album_First_ElenaOlinevichI made some flaps and created a surprise card inside. Yes, I decided why not adding the cards into your albums, I think it’s great

here it is:

SummerCrush_Album_Card_ElenaOlinevichI also made a very simple tutorial on how I created this card and you can find it here – Youtube.

(and please excuse my pauses, it is my first ever tutorial with a voice)


So I added more extra flaps:

Summer_Crush_Spread_1a_ElenaOlinevichI like those small vintage pictures, and they help to create a retro feeling exactly

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich2and let’s look inside

HeGives_Her_FlowersThe second spread

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich3I used some negatives leftover after diecutting

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich4I almost haven’t added dimensional flowers, I stamped and cut them out instead

SummerCrushAlbum_ElenaOlinevich5My third spread is about the cars mostly



though I have added flowers dies and a romantic picture inside

Retro_Album_ElenaOlinevichSummerCrush_Sneakand more flaps and secrets:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich7More flaps

SummerCRush_Album_SummerSprewad_ElenaOlinevichand more look inside

SummerCrush_Album_InsideWhat about this guy playing the guitar?

SummerCrush_Guitar_AlbumHe is hidden under this extra page:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich8More spreads:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich10and more guitars:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich11and finally the last spread:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich12LastOneHope you have liked my album, as I really enjoyed creating it:

SummerCRush_Album_Main_ElenaOlinevichProducts used: Summer Crush collection – all papers,  Spellbinders Dies, Altenew stamps.






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Winner of this summer’s Mood Board

Hi all!

Thanks for stopping by today.

We have had a great summer time here at MajaDesign, and we have really enjoyed every single share of wonderful creations from our followers and Maja fans out there. So we want to say Thank you for using our papers and thank you for sharing your wonderful contributions, e.g. to our Mood Board challenges. Thanks to you we can keep on doing this work that we are so passionate about and produce even more wonderful papers.

So, let us present the contributions for this summer’s Mood Board. Moodboard-July-Aug

This is all the contestants:

And, the proud winner is…




Kristina Røst!

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Congrats! We absolutely love it. Great work, Kristina..!
A collection of your choice is coming your way.

And, a huge Thanks for all the other contributions as well. We really appreciate your devotion and effort. ♥ Keep it up..!

Hugs from us at the Maja Office.




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Farewell, welcome and welcome back.

Hello scrappers (and everyone else who has find your way here)..!

Today I will share some changes within our Creative Team with you. There are some sad and some good news..

First we need to say Farewell to two of our Team members – Iris Babao and Ingrid Gooyer

Ingrid – you have been our “Star of Altered” and we really adore your creations! Hard working, talented and so very dedicated. You will be very missed. A huge thanks for all you’ve been sharing, and for your hard work behind it.
Take care. Hope to see you out there..! ♥

Iris – you have been a fresh splash of color to our team, and we thank you for that. You’ve brought a new, colourful touch to the Maja blog. Thanks for this time and for your wonderful work. Take care. And, I’m sure, we will see you out there, in social media. ♥

Now, it’s time to welcome our new Maja Team Member – Silje Kristin Aunan.


Silje is a really talented artist who specializes in altered projects. We are totally in love with her style and her wonderful and daring way to handle Maja papers.

Hello everyone :-)
My name is Silje Kristin Aunan, I live in the north of Norway, in a town called Bodø. Here I live in a House with 2 girlfriends. I have my own crafting room with a bed 😉 I like to fish, be outside in the forest or on the top of mountains. I love a good book, take photos and I like to bake. But my true passion is Scrapbooking. 😀
I discovered scrapbooking in November 2013 and it changed my life.
It all began with a few Christmas cards and tags, made with Maja paper.
3D projects and special boxes soon became my favorite, I just love creating special new unusual projects. I feel an urge to create things that have never been done before. It makes me excited and time flies by so fast. It is like time does not exist while I am in the zone of creating ♥
From childhood I have always been very creative. I even studied pastry/cakes where I also could use my creativity.
I get inspired by things that surround me, nature, situations, feeling, weather; or ideas just pop up in to my head.
I prefer to create something unique. Pushing my own boundaries. So therefore I challenge myself to make “impossible” paper creations. “Nothing is impossible” is my mantra.
I love to  use many different variations of paper, the more layers the merrier! Many details such as ribbons, charms, bling and lots of paper flowers. I can make projects simple but still detailed. My favorite is large detailed projects, and my style is mainly shabby chic/vintage.
And that is why the Maja Design paper is a favorite. I just love the papers, and what I can do with them, when I create my projects.
I hope I can inspire you all to tray things you never have done before, becuse I love to inspire crafters, and why not do it with lovely Maja Design Paper ♥

A warm welcome to the Maja Family, Silje..!
You can enjoy her first post at the blog on September 6th.

We also want to say Hi! to Gabrielle who has been enjoying her summer break. You are so very welcome back..! ♥



And, don’t forget to participate in our Giveaway#majadesign..! You can win a complete set of Summer Crush. Last day to participate is September 12th.

Have a lovely day!



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Baby boy train

Goodmorning lovelies,

Last Thursday I became a aunt again but this time to a handsome little boy {finally after having six nieces whom I adore too of course} named Lucas Julian. Until now we had the only boy in the family so for Kevin it’s great too now that he has a nephew. For the occasion I made a pretty little train using the Vintage Baby collection.20150822_150019I had such a great time making this train but I misjudged the time it would take to make. First I took out all the blue papers from the vintage baby collection and then selected which papers I was going to use. I made the train to be a piggy bank so the wagon which has his name spelled on it he can put money in. { well for now his parents need too :-) }20150822_150001I put some little sock in the locomotive so it would not be so empty. I stitched & distressed most of the edges of the papers. And of course I had to add some flowers hihihi even for a boy.20150822_145944Do you see those little pacifiers on the wagon?? When I was about 7 or 8 those things were hot in my part of the world all the little kids where wearing them around their necks and every once in a while it comes back. 20150822_145813The sheet I used for this locomotive is one of my favorites I just love those little elephants on it aren’t they just way cute? Sorry for all the sunlight but Saturday when I visited my brother, sister in law & niece it was very sunny and because it was a gift to them I had to take pictures very fast. 20150822_145821The parts of the train I didn’t put paper on I gessod. Normally I tare little pieces of paper and then stick them on there but this time the edges where to small to treat it like that. 20150822_145834Most of you who know my work know that I love to make my own flowers but for this I used prepared flowers just because I didn’t have that much time to make my own.  20150822_145841Maja Design papers used:Vintage-Baby-PThank you so much for your visit today and I do hope you like my off the page project!


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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design’s blog with a new layout and the photo of a clematis taken during a walk in the beautiful village of Chédigny (Indre-et-Loire, France).


I began to apply a layer of Clear gesso on the background to protect the paper and also to help the colors to react as I was working on a watercolor paper. Then i added a design with a stencil and Black Sand texture paste.


While the background dried, I’ve altered the chipboards: the Ring Panel was covered with Graphite paste and the Rose Border with Black Gesso, then with Twinkling H2O.


I used differents blends of pigment/mica to color the flowers: Glimmer Mist, Twinkling H2O and Primary Elements. I die cut the leaves in the Vintage Autumn Basics n°VII paper, and used both sides. I cut also some strip of papers (n°II et n°VII) to add under the photo. I shaded everything with Distress ink to add some depth.


I die cut the leaves in the Vintage Autumn Basics n°VII paper, and used both sides. I cut also some strip of papers (n°II et n°VII) to add under the photo. I shaded everything with Distress ink to add some depth.


I finished the lay out with some ramdom splatters of black Gesso and some Art Ingredients.

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Vintage Autumn Basics n°VI
Vintage Autumn Basics n°VII
Vintage Autumn Basics n°II


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Enjoy the Moments

Hello Moday Visitors to the Maja Design blog :)

It’s Maja here to share another inspiration piece I made using the sweetest Maja collection, Vintage Baby. I just love the cute images and pastel colours! Perfect for a layout featuring a cute photo in pastel colours 😉

mdenjoyAs there are two girls and one baby boy in the pic, I could safely use designs that include both pink and blue! I used the girl baby background page, but covered it with the striped paper so that only the doily frame shows up:

mdenjoy1Then I added a strip of tiny stars paper to give a vertical guide for my composition…

mdenjoy2…and also a couple of horizontal strips to balance the design. Here’s a piece of the signature strip (I love using them!) that I decorated with tiny pearls for more interest:

mdenjoy4The collection contains a lot of the cutest baby images and quotations you can think of, and they make great embellies to the page:

mdenjoy3I added a chipboard rocking horse, small flowers and a lot of chipboard hearts covered with white glitter that looks just like sugar icing (I told you, it’s a sweet layout 😉 ):

mdenjoy5And here’s a little guardian angel to look over the siblings:

mdenjoy6The cork clockfaces refer to the title: enjoy the moments, as they go by so quickly and you can’t go back!


Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: It’s a girl, Newborn, Flowers for mum, Adorable bs, Journaling cards blue, Die cuts, Small paper pad. Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Wycinanka; pom-pom trim: Lemoncraft; glitter: Ranger; cork clockfaces, ribbon: the ScrapBerry’s; angel: my stash.

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small cakes

Hi there dear Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with, I’m sadly to say, my last blogpost here at Maja’s.
It’s been a wonderful journey with a wonderful team!
I want to thank the Maja staff for having me and letting me play with all those
gorgeous papers! <3
Also want to thank this awesome team, you girls are amazing!!! <3

With my last post I want to share my love for all the papers.
As you might know I have made a lot of mini cakes.
This post will show a few of them with different collections.

This cake is my latest, made with the Summer Crush collection.

20150723_151052These cakes are pre made but can easily be made with small round boxes.
They can be opened and they have room for a small note or present.

20150723_151407For the tops of the cakes I applied some fabric fiber to imitate the whipped cream.
Once dry, I gave it a touch with some gesso.

20150723_151452Loving these colors together, esp. my favorite, turquoise!

20150723_151506Papers used:

Met her at the dance
Off to meet him
image003And her are some oldies.
Old cakes but still yummy!
All of these cakes are already found a new home. :)

DSC_0096With the Vintage Summer collection.

DSC_0081With the Vintage Summer collection.

DSC_0006With the Vintage Autumn collection.

DSC_0485With the Vintage Spring collection.


With the Vintage Summer collection.

DSC_0271With the Vintage Summer collection.

Hope you enjoyed watching my cakes and get inspired.
So for now it’s goodbye but I’m sure we will be seeing each other!
Lots of love
Ingrid xxx


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