“Good Memories” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here sharing a new layout with you.

This time I´ve chosen to create something using It´s Christmas time  line by Maja Design.

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This collection is so versatile and has such beautiful colors and paterns that it can be used for a non Christmas themed layout.

 

And that´s exactly what I have done! Let me show you…

 

Good Memories

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To create this page layout I have added a lew layers of gorgeous Maja Design papers and have included a few cutouts – all taken from It´s Christmas time line.

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I have also included new Prima embellishments (notepads, flowers, wood icons and blings) for a fresh new look.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

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Thank you so much for your visit!

See you soon,

 

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Variety Day with Jennifer Snyder

Hello Friends – Jennifer Snyder here today to share a few of my recent projects.  I’ll call it a grab bag because I have a variety of projects to share – an altered piece, a layout and a mini photo album.  I make a few rare appearances on the blog because I am busy doing “behind the scenes” activities at Maja Design so I am very happy to show how I am using the amazing papers.
This first piece is a 13inch paper mache dress form I covered and decorated using Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection.  The  paper for the dress is , Tva Froknar,  and the hat uses the most delicious paper, Kladkakka.
The hat pattern can be found at the Flying Unicorns , where I also obtained it.  Here is a view of the dress before I altered it.   
In order to make the paper mold to the dress form, I misted the papers with water, then adhered to the dress form using Prima’s Art Basics Soft Matte Gel , by Finnabair. Once wet, the paper actually molds nicely. 

The large purple flowers are some older Prima flowers as are the brown ones.

 

 


 Project #2 – Christmas ( it’s not too soon)

I created this piece from a sketch by Alda Stevens,  at the Flying Unicorns.  I have no idea why my mind is on Christmas, BUT it’s NEVER too soon, right?   The holiday season sneaks up on all of us before we can blink.  
 
This piece does have a special home already.  My co-worker is having an open house in her turn of the century 1900′s home for Christmas. She is going to hang it in her entranceway.   I couldn’t be happier. 
This was created using the Gammaldags Jul collection.  For me, this collection is traditional classic Christmas at it’s best!
I used some chipboard by 2Crafty and mists by Prima.
 Project 3 – Mini Photo Album
I created this for a special friend who is having her first child. With all those photos excited new parents take, they will most certainly need a brag book to pass around at every opportunity.  I used the warm comforting and beautiful collection from Coffee in the Arbour.
This is the front of the photo album.  You can see the small delicate print on the Maja papers.  I loved that I did not necessarily need a 6×6 paper pad to make my 6×6 mini.  The patterns are small enough for  this purpose as well.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies for the Dress Form and Hat:

Maja Design Papers – Ska Vi Ta En Fika – Tva Troknar (Dress)
Maja Design Papers - Ska Vi Ta En Fika  – Kladkakka ( Hat)
Maja Design Papers –  Ska Vi Ta En Fika – En Kopp ( Hat band)
Dress Form – paper mache – Darice
Prima Color Bloom Mists – Tea Stain, Worn Leather
Prima Flowers – Parchment 551971
Prima Flowers – Purple PE390
String pearls, lace, folora berries, metal adornments

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upplies for the Dress Form and Hat: 

Maja Design  - Gammaldags Jul – Vackra Paket
Maja Design  - Gammaldags Jul – Julbord
Maja Design  - Gammaldags Jul – Goder Afton
Maja Design  - Gammaldags Jul – Pyntat Och Fint
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp – 910709
Prima Color Bloom Mists – Lime Wedge
2Crafty Chipboard – Holly Vine Wreath, Prancing Reindeer, Mini Corners
Stampendous Embossing enamel
Supplies Mini Photo Album:
Maja Design Papers – Coffee in the Arbour  - Homemade Lemonade COF688
Maja Design Papers – Coffee in the Arbour  - Let’s Share a Cookie COF691
Maja Design Papers – Coffee in the Arbour  - Flourishing Garden COF690
Maja Design Papers – Coffee in the Arbour  - Lemon Merangue Pie COF689
Prima Flowers – Chantelle Medallion
Prima Flowers – Adelynn Absolute 574703
Prima Color Bloom Mists  - Sorbet – 573874
Prima Color Bloom Mists  -Cotton Candy 573737
Prima Resin Angels
Colorsnap Mixd Media Inx – Peaches
Prima Metal Dies  -572785
Stampendous aged embossing enamel
2Crafty Chipboard: ”Funky Frames”,”Precious – Loopy Font”, ”I Just (Heart) This kid”, 2Crafty Chipboard: ”Carousel Horse”


Henley Jetty

Hello and a very warm welcome to Maja Design blog. Heather here again with you , showcasing a beachy layout today. Firstly I began by creating my signature stitching on my paper, this time an arty circle then layering and stacking with diecut tags .

HENLEY JETTYFebruary Henley jetty Layout - Copy   I shot this photo facing the foreshore watching my hubby and my grand daughter  walking along one of the rustic old Jetties here in Adelaide. A beach side suburb called Henley Beach.The textured swirl to me speaks of the waves, froth and the salt .February Henley jetty stacked layeringThe heart represents how much I love this photo and my treasured hubby and precious grand daughter . The stitched circle demonstrates the never ending circle of the oceans movement. Constantly moving and flowing around and around … quite mesmerising  and beautiful to watch the rolling, frothing, foaming of the waves. february henley Jetty stacked tagsmore stacked layering with added bling. .february Henley jetty titleThe title ‘Henley Jetty’ is created from the Die Cut letters …. I mounted each letter on foam tape and in my opinion the title looks totally rustic and beautiful .february Henley Jetty tags tiedAs an extra element of interest I tied two tags together with cotton string, representing how all the parts of nature go together . I chose to go mono-chromatic with the blues and white in order to allow the weathered and rustic boards on the Jetty to stand out in the photo . I love to imagine all the different feet and shoes that have walked these boards and the wind, the rain and ocean salt pounding year after year . I have always been fascinated by the strength of a Jetty, how the structure withstands so much weather and time and the never ending pounding and crashing waves of the ocean against the boards .

Maja Design materials – Vintage Winter/ December , Vintage Spring Basics/ 5th March, 6th March, 7th March ……It’s Christmas time/ Die Cut Letters

Thanks so much for popping by and taking a look at all the inspiring ideas from the design team … warm hugz until next time. Heather-sign

 

Blog hop with Swirlydoos

Today we are having a real treat for you…. A blog hop in cooperation with Swirlydoos Kit Club.

If you came here from Rae’s blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos’ blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today. Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

MajaDesign Corp is situated in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality, vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. We hope our beloved designs will inspire you to create great joyful creations.

MajaDesign was founded in November 2007, and since then has been growing to over 450 registred retailers around the world.

We carry 16 collections in stock and during this blog hop we have a grand prize for you. Our four Vintage Basics collections are designed to be timeless favourites and drawn to be mixable with eachother. There are 108 patterned papers in total and they can all be yours…

And here follows some inspiration created by our lovely Creative Team.Andrea EwenAndrea EwenCamilla EkmanElena OlinevichGabrielle PollaccoGabrielle PollaccoHeather_JacobHeather JacobIngrid GooyerJennifer SnyderJenny GrotherusMaja Nowakmarilyn_Marilyn RiveraNadia CannizzoNancy HanttulaRachelle SigurdsonRachelle Sigurdson

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 2/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 2/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Our special word is : only

The party continues over at Angelica’s blog. Have fun!Jenny

My first Christmas

I wanted to create an album for Joel about his first Christmas Eve. Still I wanted it to be rather simple so I would actually finish it. :) I don’t know how many mini’s over the years that I’ve spent years on, simply because I’m not that good at finishing them. The idea was to cover Christmas Eve from morning until evening. So here comes Joel first Christmas album, It’s Christmas Time version.jul1

I really liked this album by Twiddleybitz with the beautiful window on the front. I’ve used a Tim Holtz die for the border and covered it with Distress Stickles Rock Candy. All ribbon and lace are from a LSS. Resin, flower and leaves by Prima. The white and later on golden pearls have all been created with a Pearl Maker pen. jul2

I’ve covered the window ledge with snow paint and also put in an old fashioned “glass” by using a sheet of gelatin. I really love how he peeks out the window.jul3Here’s the first spread… All chipboard inside the album are by Kaisercraft.jul4

The little tag says “Our little sleepy santa” and he truely was. jul5The second spread…jul6The tag says “First Christmas present”. He got a little baby rattle in his stocking.jul7

“The star of the evening”. He looked really cute in his outfit. I’ve used Shimmerz Texturez for the stars. I created the star mask myself, using my Gazelle.jul8Next spread…jul9I’ve used an edge punch by Martha Stewart for the border. The little sign says “Grandma and Grandpa”jul10

I’ve used one of my favourite papers for this page, Merry. The sign says “Mommy and me”.jul11

Last spread…jul12I love the little alpha die cuts. They are so cute. Here they say “Santa’s coming”. jul13

And after a long day… Bedtime. Flower and bling by Prima.

I hope you got inspired to create something beautiful with your latest Christmas memories.

Papers used for the mini-album…

It’s Christmas Time collection
Santa and the tree
Preparations
Festive Season
Wrap The Gifts
Snowflakes
Christmas Thoughts
Christmas Shopping
Merry
Die Cut Letters
Die Cut Sheet

Jenny

A Happy Christmas and a 2013 Recap

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today…bringing you some Maja holiday goodness in the form of some cards…a few of which I made over the last 2 weeks and then a little recap of my favorite Maja Design themed card over this past year. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been with the team almost a year now and I can tell you that I absolutely adore Marie’s designs and the lovely, quality paper that she puts into every set. Her papers are definitely my ‘go-to’ papers…I will never tire of their delicate, vintage style! So without further chitchat…here are a couple new ones: HappyChristmasMajaI used the Vintage Frost Basics for my ‘Happy Christmas’ card. This card below is from the same line:

CSC170AndreaEwenCSC169AndreaEwenVintage Summer Basics is the theme for this card above.

 

And here are some of my favorites:AndreaEwenThis one features the Vintage Summer Basics collection. JanuaryMoodBoardAndreaEwenI used Walking in the Forest for the above card. Andrea EwenOne of my favorites, Ska vi ta en fikaRememberingYouMajaCThis one uses the Vintage Autumn Basics papers. ZvaJuly13blogHopMajaCleanVintage Spring Basics on this one. XmasinJulyMajacleanAnd for this holiday season, It’s Christmas time.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a super New Year! Thanks so much for tuning in and spending just a little bit of your day with me!

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Calendar 2014

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Hi there! I have been making a Calendar for 2014 for Maximilians grandparents lately. I am not finihed yet, but hopefully it will be before Christmas! I will start with showing you the page for December, January and February – the winter months.

For December I have used the lovely papers from the It’s Christmas Time Collection – Joyful. The dies used are from Magnolia, the same as the image.

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For Januar I have used the Vintage Frost Basics-6th of December, 9th of December. Here with another image from Magnolia. The snowflakes are made with a Martha Stewart punch, the leaf and swirl are made with dies from Magnolia.

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And for February I have used the lovely 12th of December and 13th of December. The beautiful ice skates are made with a Tim Holtz die. I have made place for a tag on all pages, where they can write important dates every month.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog! Hugs xxCamilla-sign

Grace…Meets Us Where We Are

Morning Maja lovelies! It’s Andrea here with you today…here in the United States we’re gearing up for our Thanksgiving holiday…which usually translates into a four day weekend for some of us lucky ones…(yes, I’m one of them!). This year is a special one for me and my daughter, our birthdays happen to fall on the Thanksgiving holiday. I had her on my 29th birthday so we share something very special…being born on the same day! I can tell you, I will never get another birthday present as wonderful as that one! Getting back to why you’re here…I’ve got a few cards to share with you, the first one from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection:AndreaEwenCSC167MajaThis card features No. XIX, No. XIII, No. XXIII and No. XX papers. I made a bird’s nest out of burlap and glue…and added a few pearl ‘eggs’ to it. The leaves are cut out of a strip of burlap and I also added some fabric leaves and a row of paper flowers over some vintage lace. The crystal flourish is from Zva Creative. In addition, to the top and bottom, I added a zig-zag of hand stitching. Here are a couple of other cards I’ve made over the last two weeks featuring Maja Design papers:AndreaEwenCSC166MajaCThis tag also features the Vintage Autumn Basics papers, loaded up with Zva Creative pearls, fabric flowers, chipboard, daisy-chain lace, tulle accents, twine and lots of shabby edges.The sentiment was cut out from No. IV-bs at the bottom of the page…Marie always includes sweet sentiments and strips of heavenly shabby designs at the bottoms of the pages. Lastly, here’s a Christmas card in celebration of the next big holiday:DivaDareNovember2013MA few jingle bells, some distressed gingham ribbon, fabric flowers, ephemera and some burlap added to the It’s Christmas time collection make this quite a cozy card!

Thanks so much for joining me today…hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to my  American friends!Andrea-sign

A new Christmas card ♥

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Hi there Maja fans! It it that time of year to make some Christmas cards. I haven’t had time to make so many, but now I use every opportunety to sit down and colour some Christmas images for my cards.

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For this card I have used papers from the gorgeous Christmas Collection called “It’s Christmas Time”. I will show you the lovely papers at the end of this post. As usual I have added a lot of “things” to my card. The flowers are from WOC, and I have added some Distress Ink-Walnut Stain on to them, and also some Stickles-Star Dust.

The image is called Peaceful Tilda and is from the Winter Wonderland Collection. I have coloured her with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. I have masked her together with the text called Christmas background, also from Magnolia. I have used my heat gun and some Fran-tage around the image.

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The tags are made from a Magnolia die, called Tilda tag. It is my favourite, bacuse I can add som pattern paper on it to. The fence is called Lovely fence (Magnolia die).

I have used a Circle Spellbinder die to cut out the image. The texts on the tags are from Stempelglede. The text (and image) are stamped with Memento ink pad-Rich Cocoa.

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The pinecones are made with a Tim Holtz die, as well as the old clock (Weathered Clock) at the left side of the card. I have added some white Crackle Paint on them (Picket Fence). The leaves are made with a Magnolia die.

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Now a closer look at the gorgeous papers used:

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“Festive season”

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“Joyful”

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“Snowflakes”

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“Die cut letters-bs”

Now I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Maja Collection “Vintage Frost Basics”. So hopefully my next post will be with those papers!

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Blog!

Warm Christmas hugs, xx

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So Happy For You

Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, I’ve got quite a few cards to show you…I’ve been incredibly inspired lately…and Maja papers have A LOT to do with it! So let’s forgo some of the chit chat and get down to brass tacks…AndreaEwenCSC165MThis first card features the Ska vi ta en fika collection. I’ve also used Verve stamps, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Doily die, a heart buckle, a key, pearls and a twine bow. Next up…

AndreaEwenCSC164mcThis card was made with Vintage Autumn Basics. The card mostly focuses on the papers, but I did add some ribbon, a crocheted sticker, Pastel Sequins and stamps by Verve, ribbon, Zva Creative pearls and a doily. Onto….

TidingsMIt’s Christmas time! Stamps, die cuts and seam binding is by Verve, a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis frame, crystals, pearls and a twine bow add to the Christmas charm. Now that brings us to more Christmas goodness….

VCCCNov32013MajaIt’s hard to tell, but I used It’s Christmas time again, this paper is called Deck the Halls. I cut out a middle section so that my accents would stand out from the card. I stamped the sentiment from Verve at the bottom corner and the paper flowers are from the $1 bin at a local craft store. Last, but not least is….

Nov2013InspHopZva_edited-1More Vintage Autumn Basics! All the papers you see are from this collection. I use the lighter and darker shades of each grouping of colors to mat my card. I painted the heart die cuts with Modge Podge and then dusted them with some coarse crystal glitter. The two bottom hearts were also adorned around their perimeters with Platinum Stickles. I added a Zva Creative pearl flourish and stapled a seam binding bow to the tag.

Thanks so much for joining me today…hope you’ve taken a little inspiration with you!

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