Teacher’s Day Card

Thank You For Your Kindness Box Card by Irene Tan 01(resize)Hello! Hello! Are you ready for another project from me? This time, I want to share with you all a box card which I’ve created using the Vintage Summer Basics collection by Maja Design.Thank You For Your Kindness Box Card by Irene Tan 02I’ve also used various acrylic pieces to embellish this box card.Thank You For Your Kindness Box Card by Irene Tan 04I’ve used some crystals to embellish the hearts to add some tones of darker pinks to it.Thank You For Your Kindness Box Card by Irene Tan 03Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: cardstock, Vilda Stamps stamps, flower, ribbon, acrylic heart, crystals, markers, inks, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again soon!Irene-sign






Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout about a busy little bee. I take this photo in the beautiful garden ot the Abbey of Fontevraud (France).


I started to glue some strips of paper from the Vintage Spring collection on the background. Then I added some big splatters of watered Gesso. When dry, I added also some splatters of purple colors.


I let completly dry all the paints before adding some tiny dots with a gold crackle paste.


I die-cut the leaves in a coordinated papers and used Twinling H2Os to color the flowers.


I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I added small touches of gold with some Glass Glitters and Mica Powder..


I stamped the wings of the bees on a a recycled plastic, the body on a paper that I colored afterward. I glued all together with Glossy Accent that I used to cover the body too.


To finish my layout, I added some random stamping with two differents colors, a black ink and white Gesso.

Maja Design Papers:

Ska vi ta en fika: Blåbärssylt, Pratstund & Chaite
Vintage Spring Basics: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of April
Vintage Summer Basics : 1981


Shabby Chic Set For Mom

Hello there, Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

I know probably most of you already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland we’re still waiting for the fiesta ;) as it comes on the 26th of May. No money can refund mother’s love and devotion, so I think a handmade gift is the most appropriate present we can give to our most loved women. Any mom highly values the time and heart included in things her kids made themselves! (my mom still keeps those awful wobbly doodles I created for her in the early primary school LOL). And so I have a handmade gift set I created for mom.

mdmomsetI used the soft pastels and beautiful roses design of the Vintage Summer Basics collection. The shabby chic set includes this romantic notepad:

mdmomset1I layered several distressed papers on the front cover and decorated the wire with a piece of delicate guipure lace and vintage key charm:

mdmomset2The central motif is a romantic cameo I inserted into a plastic frame aged with some alcohol inks. I also added mini roses that match the paper design:

mdmomset3I placed the chipboard word covered with Crackle Accents between two pearl brads:

mdmomset4For the inside covers I used the “magazine” paper – I think it perfectly suits the look :)

mdmomset5The card mimicks the notepad front cover design to make a perfect set:

mdmomset6Cameos are matted with pieces of cheesecloth for a more shabby and romantic look. You can also see a die-cut frame I traced along with white gelpen:


Maja Design papers: Vintage Summer Basics: 1923, 1933, 1934 bs, 1891. Other: die: Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; brads: Craftmania.pl; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl; frames, charm: RetroKraft shop; lace, cameos: from my stash.

And what did you give your moms on Mother’s Day? Share your gift ideas here :)


Shabby chic tag card

Good morning Maja friends!


Today it’s me Heidi blogging a shabby chic tag card I have made with different beautiful Maja papers.


I have used papers from 3 different collections; Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Frost Basics.



Vintage Frost BasicsThat’s what I love with the Maja papers, that I can combine the different collections!


The tags I have used on the card I have colored in coffee.


I have decorated the front page with a image I found on the internet, laces, cheese cloth and flowers.


I wish you all a wonderful day!


Time Creates Wonderful Memories

Good morning everyone,

Today I would like to share a layout I made with the pretty `Vintage Summer Collection`. I wanted to go all romantic ( the style I normally do). The picture I used is one of my sweet Facebook friends Lisa and her adorable daughter. Her life story touched my heart very deeply and I find it so amazing that paper crafting brings so many people all over the globe together. Thank you so much Lisa for using this beautiful picture..:-)

LisaMaking my own flowers is what I love to do but also very time consuming, this time I used another die by `Noortje Design` to make my flowers. To frame the picture I took out my lovely `Imaginarium Designs chipboard` that I treated with some embossing powders from `Lindy´s Stamp Gang` & Stampendous`! Let´s have a closer look:20150504_103032 20150504_103036 20150504_103055For some of the flowers I used a pearl center to make them look a little different then the others. For this layout I used: 1921, 1921 bs, 1922, 1922 bs & 1904 bs papers from:Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

20150504_192038 20150504_192043 20150504_192051 20150504_192059Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I really hope I’ve inspired you to play with your pretty Maja papers. Have a wonderful day.



set of three cards

Mixed media and Maja design work perfectly together!
Made these cards from some leftover papers from the Vintage Summer collection.
Created the design with small strips of paper and washi tape.

DSC_0086Papers used: 1921 – 1923
Other products: washi tape, metal frame, heart charm, Prima flowers, lace flowers,13Arts twigs.

And some details:

20141101_112135Modeling paste for some texture.


Strips of paper and washi tape.
Some paint splatters for the finishing touch.

My second card:


Papers used: 1921 – 1934
Other products: modeling paste, text template, Dusty Attic chipboard, Petaloo flowers, washi tape, metal charm (piece of an old necklace) beads, gesso.

20141101_111925 Mixed some small beads with gesso to create some texture.
A text template with modeling paste.

20141101_11191420141101_111934 Little paper strip(for you with love) from the 1934 sheet.

My last card:


papers used: 1921 – 1922
Other products: modeling paste, circles template, washi tape, lace, key charm, wooden heart and flower, Prima and Scrapberry’s flowers, paint splatters.

And some details:

20141101_111604 Circles template with modeling paste and some paint splatters.

20141101_111615Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1 Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day - Cathy

Hello Maja Design friends! I hope you are well. It’s Cathy here today on the blog and I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you. In Australia, we celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Some activities that occur on Mother’s Day include organised walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research and breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home. Of course chocolates, flowers and special gifts are mandatory! I used pink in my card to recognise breast cancer, to recognise the survivors and those who are battling it. It is something that touches everyone in some way.


Here I used Magnolia Rose leaf die and gently shaped the leaves. I also used Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, Green Tara rose and Kaisercraft mini paper paper bloom. I also like to machine stitch with my sewing machine which you can see here as well.

happy Mothers Day 4- Cathy

My main focal point is a stamp by JustRite called Vintage Rose Medallions. I stamped it onto Stampin’Up! watercolour paper and used my Stampin’ Write Markers from the Subtles Collection and a Stampin’ Up! blender pen to colour the image in. The sentiment is layered using some foam tape which is from the same stamp set. I also used Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and accents and a doily to complete it.

Maja Design papers used:


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


May All Your Wrinkles Tag

May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan1(resize)

Hello! Hello! Time for me to share another project with you all. Today’s project is a simple tag which I’ve created using the beautiful Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.

The gorgeous blues in this collection are perfect to welcome the coming Summer months! Here are some details on it.May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan2May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan3

Hope you all like this simple tag.

Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Bascis collection; Others: stamps, inks, paints, ribbon, flowers, chipboard, pearls, thread, adhesives.
Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again!Irene-sign


My first post!

Hi Maja friends,
Amy here!
I am so excited to show you my first layout as a Maja Girl ;-)Sadly though that I will be filling in for Gabrielle {I will miss her awesome work with Maja} for the next six months but I’ll try and do my best for you all.

I really love this months “mood board” and I was planing to participate in it before I got asked to be on the Maja Design Team! So a masculine layout I will show you today {without any blooms yep that was a real task for me}

The picture I used is one of our handsome son in a German amusement park! He told his dad can I sit on the car to take a picture. My husband said sure you can but I never got around to scrap it.

I always take out my first sheet {that’s darker blue one} cut out the middle part and on top of that a whole bunch of layers. Let’s have a closer look:


I don’t know if some of you already know my work but I love to use chipboard especially with the beautiful Maja Design papers. For this layout I took out all my metal pieces, that had to do anything with gears or cars.


Maja Design Papers used:



Frost-Basics-P 18th of December BS, 13th of December BS, 21th of December BS





Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to scrap those masculine pictures. Have a wonderful and creative day!



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