Farewell, Summer!

A very good morning to you, Maja Fans! Welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here with a couple of cards to share – and if you hate Mondays, I’ll try to cheer you up a bit with some summery projects :)

Unfortunately, it seems the hottest summer of the century in Poland has finished, the temperatures dropped by 20 degrees within two days and we have to wrap up for a cold, rainy autumn… But at least the evenings became the most pleasant time to spend at home scrapbooking :) I decided to wave goodbye to the beautiful summer by using the beautiful summer papers for my projects :) And here they are:

mdsumcI just LOVE this rosy 1933 paper!! It makes a perfect backgound for a soft, romantic wedding card. I distressed all the layers, added the flower cluster (I tried to blend the roses with the pattern of the background :) ), clockface button and glittered chipboard flourishes:

mdsumc1…and completed the card with some romantic lace and vintage ribbon:

mdsumc2But sometimes I feel I need something less sweet for a wedding – like when I go for a male friend’s wedding. And so I created a card without pink ūüėČ But the card is for two ūüėČ so I opted for a “masculine” palette of blues and creamy browns and a “newspaper” background, but kept flowers and filigree flourish frame to give the card a feminine touch too:

mdsumc3 I distressed the layers, tore the background paper in two places and tucked some ruffled ribbon in:

mdsumc4I “drew” the flourishes by the flower custers using luquid pearls:

mdsumc5And finally, I made a birthday card for my dear friend Jenny :)

mdsumc6I know the colour palette she likes, I know she’s romantic at heart – and so I tried to make the card to her taste:

mdsumc7Although the design is quite geometrical, I broke the straight lines with filigree flourishes of the chipboard frame and metal corners.

mdsumc8The card is actually a 2-in-1 thing: the cameo is detachable and wearable ūüėČ I hope Jenny likes it! Do you? :)


Maja Design papers: Vintage Summer Basics: 1933, 1909 bs, 1945 bs, 1891, 1943, 1944bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; cameo, ribbon, lace – from my stash.

See you later :)



The Sweetest Thing

Hello friends!

Today I’m up on the Maja Design blog to share with you a layout I created using the gorgeous papers from the Vintage Basics collections.


Since the keyword is “vintage”, I dug out this old wedding photo of my parents. Photos from their generation generally have an orange/reddish tinge so I used a sheet from Vintage Summer for my background to match the color. But I also liked the romantic roses and memory-keeping theme from Autumn so that was how I came to mix the two collections together. Surprisingly, the lilac and peach blended beautifully. It also helped that I had bits of green as a bridging color to tie the two together.

Some close-ups:


Lots of paper layers here whose color scheme I had borrowed for the background. I had used vertical stripes to emphasize the visual line of the layers, and floral patterns for the backing for the photo to break the monotony of lines.


My balancing cluster which I had some fussy and die cut layering, as well as clock hands chipboards, keeping in with the theme of love being timeless.


My floral cluster and title with die-cut leaves sneaked in.


Another floral cluster resting on my paper layers. You can see some of the background stamping peeking through. I like to add just enough color to make my background outstanding, but yet subtle enough not to over-power the beautiful designs on the paper. I also choose my stamps to complement either the script on the paper or to emphasize the theme (floral, shapes etc).

And that’s all I have for today. Thank you for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

1912, 1943

no. II, no. V, no. XVI

Other supplies:

Mediums: 13@rts (paints, mists)
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Embellishments and stamps: Prima Marketing Inc


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


Saint Cosmes church

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with another photo I’ve taken at the Priory of Saint Cosmes (Centre – France). It’s a view of the church that is partially destroyed.


I started by adding some big splatters of white diluted gesso, then some black gesso with a sponge. I added a design with a stencil and black Archival ink.


I covered the chipboard with black gesso.


I colored the flowers and the die-cut leaves with Twinkling H2Os.


I added a light touch of white gesso to the roses as well as the chipboards.


I finished my layout with some Glass Glitter and Mica Flakes.

Maja Design papers used :

Summer Crush: Butterflies, He picks her up
Vintage Summer basics: Minnen

Beach theme

Dear Maja-fans,

This day we are going to show some wonderful layouts within the theme “beach”. We guess you have a lot of pictures from this summer, featuring the beach, the sun or another wonderful environment, that you want to start scrapping. We hope you find inspiration here.

Capturing the AdventureGabrielle’s wonderful layout, created with papers from Vintage Summer & Vintage Spring

EnjoyGabrielle has created this fantastic creation with papers from Vintage Spring & Vintage Summer

DSC_5256 copy-1Marilyn are using papers from Vintage Frost, in this fabulous layout

Seaside_ElenaOlinevich_MainResElena has been using papers from Life by the Sea for this stunning layout

DSC_0410Beautiful creation by Marilyn, using CreaDiem

Sofiero Sunset 800Wonderful layout by Jennifer, using Sofiero

014-(3)Lovely & Colorful. Made by Stacey, using papers from CreaDiem

Beach LifeWonderful layout, created by Larissa, using Life by the Sea

DA_MB_Evgenia_majaEvgenia has created this wonderful layout, using papers from Life by the Sea

tutorial by heather Absolutely stunning layout by Heather, using Life by the Sea

Sailing 1Beautiful layout by Romy, using papers from Life by the Sea

1e95dba4-5fef-41b4-a764-9be5d9e5512e_zpscdf10a98Stunning & beautiful layout by Rachelle, using papers from Walking in the Forest

Hope you were inspired..! And please don’t forget to tell usif you like anything special. :) Thanks for stopping by the blog today!




Hello there, Elena is here with you today.

Such a busy summertime for me this year, I can’t wait for August when I can take a breath and relax. I really need some quiet time just for myself and though this year was extremely hard, I still feel the necessity for tenderness. And here is my layout made for one of my class sample, but I really love it to every bit.

AnnouncementI think this layout reflects the original idea of the papers Marie has created for this collection. Vintage Summer Basics is one of my favourite one, though I am in love with each of them, but when I need to create something feminine and soft I always turn to this one.

CloseIt has such a romantic vintage look, absolutely perfect for some old photos or those that you want to keep for ages.

close2Those roses are shabby and fade enough to tell you a lullaby or a beautiful poem

IMG_2296Anyway I added some paint and stamping, it doesn’t look as a mixed media one.

IMG_2305I hope that you are enjoying your summer days and encourage you to create something soft and delicate too.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics – 1922.1925. 1932, 1911 bs.

Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments, stamps; Shimmerz Dazzlerz paste


Saint Cosmes

Hello Sweeties,
Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo that I take at the Priory of Saint Cosmes (Centre – France). ¬†The priory was the last resting place of the french poet Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1584). The photo shows¬†the pulpit of the lector of the refectory as well as one of the 16 stained glass window created by the painter Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013).


I started to glue a piece of paper on the background. When done, I colored some white crackle paste with a  blue Twinkling H2O. I used the blend crackle paste to add a design with a stencil.


While the paste was drying, I started layering some papers under my photo. I used mostly pieces of 1891 and Minnen sheets from the Vintage Summer Basics collection.


I colored the chipboards and die-cut title with a mix of Rust Mica Powder and two shades of browns Twinkling H2Os to add some depth. I colored flowers and leaves with more Twinkling H2O.


While everything was drying, I added some colors to my background to match the photo, some dark blue and some red tp match the dots of red of the stained glass that we can see in the photo.


After gluing all the embellishments, I added some glass glitters and microbeads. I finished with some random stamping with a script stamp and two wall textures stamps for more interest.

Maja Design papers :

Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of March
Vintage Summer Basics: 1904, 1916, 1891 & Minnen


Wedding Card

Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan1(resize)

Hello Maja Design Fans! Today I would like to share with you a romantic project which features Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection. I’ve used some of it’s neutral tones papers to create this wedding themed card.

To make it more elegant, I’ve used an acrylic card by Clear Scraps. I’ve run it through an embossing folder to get the textured damask surface on the card. Here are some details on it.

Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan2

I’ve cut out some vintage images from the pattern paper to embellish this card.To create the beautiful vintage frame, I’ve used a frame die with the pattern paper.Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan4To create the romantic feel, I’ve used some sweet textured flowers and pearl strings to decorate it.

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic card, Petaloo flowers and berries, pearls, liquid pearls, cardstock, ribbon, frame dies, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-PIrene-sign

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We will remember

Goodmorning amazing Maja fans,

Finally summer is kicking in here in The Netherlands with temperatures above 25 degrees and I really love the hot weather. Two nights back it was really nice outside without any wind so we send a wishing balloon up in the sky for our loved ones that are no longer among us {and this time it finally worked} We did it before but they always got on fire while going up into the sky and one time it fell into the water :-)20150701_0943371For this layout I used the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. I made all the flowers myself {except for the ones without the pearl centers} for me that is therapeutic and so much fun to do. Let’s have a closer look:20150701_09435820150701_094503First I took one sheet and cut 3,5 inches of it, then I took another sheet and placed the one I cut out on top of that to make it firm because of the pastes and stamps that I was going to use. As maybe some of you know I also design for Imaginarium Designs and all the chipboard I used are by them. I am a sucker for phrases so you will see me using those a lot with my precious Maja Papers. 20150701_094450The jute where I made my flowers with come in two different colors for my flowers I used the darker one and they are available in in strips of 1,5 inch. The centers of my flowers are made of dies. 20150701_09450820150701_094455Vintage-Summer-Basics-PPapers used: 1891, 1902, 1905, 1912 & 1915

I hope you enjoyed my post and now I am going to enjoy some nice summer weather. Thank you so much for your visit and if you could make a wish what would you wish for?

Have a wonderful and sunny day!