Baby Cards

It’s a boy …


It’s really a simple thing to do. The papers are so beautiful that you just need to cut some of papers, glue them together and well add some flowers … Well I can’t help myself: I’m a flower girl.


Each Maja Design paper  has a border that is really nice. I cut the cute elephant border from the “Special Delivery” paper to add to my card.


It’s a girl …


Like the baby Boy card, I just glue different papers together, add a few flowers, one or two wood embellishments and that’s all.




Maja Design papers:
Vintage Baby – First Teddy Bear (Baby Boy Card)
Vintage Baby – Precious (Baby Girl Card)
Vintage Baby – Ephemera Cards
Vintage Baby – Die Cuts
Vintage Baby – 6×6 pad

Vintage Baby for babies and more

Hello Maja Fans,

a very good morning to you from Maja :)

I bet you already saw our latest collection, Vintage Baby, and fell in love with it :) And you know you can create the cutest baby projects with it, can’t you? Here are two welcome baby cards I made:

mdbabywAren’t those baby images just too adorable? :) With four cut-out sheets in the collection you can make cards in no time! (well, not my case, I’m a really snail-slow crafter…). The cards share the same design (only mirrored) and traditional boy-girl colours. Here’s the baby girl card:

mdbabyw1As not everyone likes flowers in boy creations, I exchanged them for pom-poms. What would you use? :)

mdbabyw3For the upper parts of the background panels I used papers from the small paper pad, so that those sweet toy images are better visible. Just love them :)

mdbabyw2mdbabyw4I think Vintage Baby is one of the most beautiful baby collections I’ve ever seen and worked with :)


with all themed collections I always feel the temptation to use them for something a bit different. And that’s what I love about Maja Design collections – they are so versatile you can use them for just any project you like :) And so I created a layout for a little older babies ;)

mdcherishAnd ? What do you think? :) I think the papers are quite suitable for a cheefrul boy page too. For my layout I first added some pattern with a stencil and white gesso and distressed all the edges:

mdcherish1I matted the photo with several layers of papers and added my embellies:

mdcherish2mdcherish4I used Promarkers to colour the Pink Paislee Artisan word I used for my title:

mdcherish3And so, while I really love the baby imagery of the collection, I’m also happy it will suit any project actually :)


Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: Welcome little one, Adorable bs, Newborn, Cutie bs, New arrival, Special moment bs, First teddy bear bs, Precious, Precious bs, Die cuts, First teddy bear and Cherish from the small pad. Other: stamps: Technique Tuesday, Lemonade, Heidi Swapp; flowers: Prima, my stash; title word: Pink Paislee; dies: Spellbinders, Marianne Design, kraft clockfaces: Maya Road; ribbon, lace, pom-poms – my stash.

See you soon!


Glass bottle

Hi there Maja fans!
Today I want to share this glass bottle.
Found this beauty at a local store and wanted to make him more prettier with Maja papers!
For this project I used the Vintage Summer collection.

IMG_0127I started this project by cutting and distressing all the edges of the paper.

IMG_0134Cut out some small strips and shaped them on the top. Added some lovely pearls and lace. The butterfly is from Prima.


A small chipboard piece from Dusty Attic with a pearl.


A piece from a larger home decor piece from my stash.


Another lovely chipboard piece from Dusty Attic. Gave it a coat with some gesso.


A stick pin and a lace flower on top. The cork got a touch with some ink to match the colors.


A piece of the 1932 bottom strip.


Papers used:
1903, 1926, 1932 and 1932

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Fun With Tags

Cathy - Dreams Tag

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. Are you addicted to Pinterest like me? I often have my iPad on my lap and I look around Pinterest during the commercial ads when I watch tv! I love getting ideas from this site and taking a peek at the beautiful creations from the talented crafters out in the world. I felt drawn to the tags that were coming up in my feed and decided that I was in the mood to make some. I also wanted to dabble in some watercolouring as well.

Cathy - Dreams Tag 1

I started by stamping Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink onto some watercolour paper. I coloured her in using Distress ink pads and a Tim Holtz detailer water brush. I simply stamped the inkpad onto an acrylic block and then used the detailer brush to draw colour from it to then colour the image. I used Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I did however have one distress marker which was Tattered Rose which I used to colour her skin.

cathy - Dreams Tag 2

I die cut Impression Obsession bare branch and leaf cluster. I shaped the leaves using tools from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I also die cut flowers using Memory Box flower mound and shaped them as well. I glued them using glossy accents and added a drop of Liquid Pearls petal pink in the centre. The sentiment is from JustRite Botannical Butterflies. I fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers from the Collection.

cathy - Dreams Tag 3

My tag paper is Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May. In the top right and bottom left corner, I inked both sections using a makeup sponge and Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then used TCW stencil Art Is.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag

I had a lot of fun creating my second tag. It’s a bit grungy and easy to create. I used Vintage Autumn Basics No XIII and XXI for this tag.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 1 (2)

I used Tim Holtz stencil Measured with some modelling paste down the length of my tag. Once dry, I used a distressing tool and applied Brushed Corduroy and Stormy Sky Distress inks over the top of the dried modelling paste to make the design pop.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 2

I die cut Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Picture Wheel using papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection (Picture wheel and tag – XIII, Clock XXI).

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 3

To add definition, I inked all edges of my embellishments using Walnut Stain distress ink. It also hides any imperfections in your fussy cutting! I also used foam tape to add them to my page to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used

Tag One


Tag Two


Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today.



Hello card

Good day Maja fans!

Today I will be sharing a simple card that I made with some of the gorgeous papers from the Seasons’ Basics collections.

I had chosen a color scheme of orange, yellow and purple. Not very common but in the pastel shades they are found on the Maja papers, they actually compliment very nicely.

Here is the card I made for a friend:


Keeping the mixed media background work to a minimum because I want the designs on the paper to show up.


Simple stamping and heat embossing, which acts as a resist for the paint I added and also gives a beautiful contrast against all the colors. I also made little splatters of black paint to make the pastel shades even more outstanding.


Making a frame from an intricate die. While I glued the bigger piece down, I popped up the smaller inner piece for a more dimensional and interesting look. From there, I built up the more 3D parts of my embellishments so that the cluster looks natural and not intrusive.


And here is the cluster of flowers which I have lightly painted to match the color scheme of the papers. I also cut out little banners from the info strip at the bottom of the patterned paper I used to add not just layers but also direction as well. The chipboard I altered lightly with black paint and some black sand paste.

That is all I have for you today. Thank you for dropping by the blog!

Maja Design papers used:


1911, 1923



Other products:

Mediums – paints (13@rts), black sand paste (Liquitex)
Chipboard – Blue Fern Studios
Flowers – 13@rts
Frame die – Bo Bunny


Little Prince


Good morning Maja friends! It’s Heidi here today sharing a baby card with you.


As you may know Maja Design has released a new collection called “Vintage Baby”. I’m totally in love!!! The papers are so adorable!! Today I have used some of the blue papers to make a card for a newborn baby; a little prince.


Together with the papers from “Vintage Baby”collection I have used a doily, cheese cloth, tulle, lace, manila tags and flowers.


I have sewn zigzag stitch around the edges of the papers with a sewing machine and I have added some white Gesso.



Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a sunny day!




Two vintage inpsired cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, I have prepared two cards that were inspired by the Vintage Basics series. I absolutely love all the designs that Maja Design provides. Its perfect for all type of crafters, you can apply mixed media products on these papers, you can fussy cut from them- so many ways to get creative.

My 2 cards are in 2 different color, but have teh same romantic mood.

april_Maja_petzer_vintage_autumn_01some close ups:

lots of layers, pearls, chipboardapr_shabby_det1and my second card is in blue tones:blue_april_petzerthe main picture is from Vintage Autumn collection (Heritage die cut sheet)blue_april_det2For these cards I have used the following collections:

Mostly its the Vintage Basics Autumn collection

and little bits from Vintage Summer collection:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!



Japan Mini Album

Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan1(resize)Hi Maja fans! Are you up for a mini album? Today, I’m sharing with you all an acrylic mini album featuring Maja Design “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

This time, I’ve opt for the beautiful pinkish hues to frame the gorgeous scenery of Japan. Here are some details on it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan2I’ve used the pattern papers to layer and decorate each page of this album. Here are some pages in it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan3Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan5Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan6Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic album, paints, inks, pearls, flowers, ribbons, lace, stamps, chipboard, adhesives.Vintage-Spring-Basics-PSee you soon!Irene-sign


Cute Baby Card

Hello Maja Friends.

as you might know there is a  new collection that has been released long time ago in Vintage range, and this time it is Vintage Baby . I am so grateful to Marie that she created something Baby, as my new passion is to create something baby or for kids. Finally I feel  I’ve got the skills and energy to create for my kids their baby albums, so I am looking through the best photos and can’t wait to play with this new collection.

But today I’ve got only the card to share with you. I guess I need to take a rest from creating only the albums, as I am searching for the new ideas.

VintageBabyCard_ElenaOlinevich  Well, when I finished making this card it had only the papers and nothing more. and I really loved it ( I do love it now), but I thought that it was not me. so I wanted to add flowers or ribbon trim

img_9328So it took me a long time to find the place where it was is needed to be placed, as everything was completed already.

img_9330while there are the pictures, it is not easy to add many of the embellishments, especially when you have more than one image

img_9331But I need to say that the papers are so cute, that I wanted just adding more and more layers.

Products used: Vintage Baby – New Arrival, Die Cuts, 6*6 paper pad; Prima Marketing flower, crystal, trim.



Beautiful Spring…

Hi everyone! Iris here again, and as you are reading this I am just on my way home from a vacation I took with my family in Korea. We were very excited to see the famed Cherry Blossoms of Korea during springtime, and to celebrate that season I created a spring layout for you…IMG_1059

The papers of Maja Design are so beautiful and delicate and I wanted to make a soft background for the flower patterns I hand cut from the Vintage Spring Basics line.

To achieve this, I started with a white water-colour paper and used stencils and thick gesso to create textured images. I then misted it and added watercolors to the flowers and leaves. As the paper dried, I simply added strips of paper and hand-cut paper from Maja Design….IMG_1067

IMG_1068 I love the soft and vintage look of these papers…IMG_1071

These are the collections I used…

Hope you will all have a crafty happy day!Iris-sign