Wedding theme

Dear Maja-fans,

Thank you for visiting our blog today! This day we want to give you some inspiration for this Summer’s upcoming weddings, in form of cards, layouts and boxes. We have gathered creations from both present and past, and from different designers – new and old team members.

Enjoy!

Jennifer
Jennifer Snyder

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Jennifer Snyder

Camilla Ekman
Camilla Ekman

Camilla Stoen Bakke
Camilla Stoen Bakke

Elena
Elena Olinevich

Elena2
Elena Olinevich

Elena3
Elena Olinevich

Elena4
Elena Olinevich

Elena5
Elena Olinevich

Gabrielle
Gabrielle Pollacco

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Gabrielle Pollacco

Heather
Heather Jacob

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Heather Jacob

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Heather Jacob

Ivana Camdzic Ivana Camdzic

Jenny
Jenny Grotherus

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Jenny Grotherus

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Ingrid Gooyer

Maja
Maja Novak

Maja2
Maja Novak

Maja3
Maja Novak

MajaNovak
Maja Novak

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Maja Novak

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Maja Novak

Marilyn-Rivera
Marilyn Riviera

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Nadia Cannizzo

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Nancy Hanttula

Pascale
Pascale Bernard

Rachelle
Rachelle Sigurdson

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Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle3
Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle4
Rachelle Sigurdson

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Rachelle Sigurdson

 

Hope you have enjoyed this as much as I did..! And please – don’t forget to let the designers know you appreciate their creations… :)

Next Saturday we will reveal the winner of this month’s Mood board challenge – you don’t want to miss that..! See you then!

Hugs from MajaDesign!

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Could you be any cuter?

I just can’t resist the trees in bloom! Every spring I’m taking hundreds of photos in our garden when the cherry, apple and pear trees are blooming. Here’s the one from this year, with my favorite flower in the foreground :)DSC_0472_md
I guess you could use Vintage Spring Basics for many occasions, but we must all agree that this collection is the first choice for a spring project!Vintage-Spring-Basics-PHere I picked a paper which makes a great background : it has a very subtle design and additionally I white-washed it with gesso, to have a better base for using watercolours. Just wanted to play with watercolours techniques, like masking, stamping, even stamping with the mask – to name just a few which you can see here. Eventually I complemented the vibrant colours with the pastel scraps of Vintage Spring papers and some die-cut leaves.

Supplies Maja Design: Vintage Spring – 1st of April, Days to remember, 1st of March
Other : Chipboards – Blue Fern Studios, Stamps – Prima, Watercolours -Luminarte, Flowers- WOC, Doily from my stash.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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For colouring too…

Have you heard about the new trend that is becoming so popular with crafters lately? There are now colouring books for adults! I tried my hand on a book called “Secret Garden” and I just loved it. I enjoyed it even more when I added some torn pieces of paper from the Vintage Spring Collection of Maja Design Papers… It seems to complete the look for me. I just love my Maja papers!FullSizeRender-4 FullSizeRender-5Vintage-Spring-Basics-PIris-sign

Beautiful You

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to show you all a layout I made with the pretty “Crea Diem” collection. Maybe some of you know I adore Gabrielle her work, as most of you do too. She was one of the first designers I met on the net when I started blogging. On my layout you may notice my “Gabi touch” as I call them. They are the cute rolls of papers on the sides of my page. I always try and compliment other designers if I use their ideas so thank you Gabrielle ;-)20150517_1117221
For this layout I used a picture of my sweet friend “Natalie May” she turned 40 on the 8th of May. The Crea Diem collection is really gorgeous to work with it has such gorgeous elements what I really like is the pretty darkened edges.20150518_101310 20150518_101233 20150518_10115920150518_101155
The flowers I used are not handmade this time but from Petaloo these flowers look so amazing with the Maja Design papers. For this layout I used: om du vill alskas, sann vanskap & fylld av karlekCreaDiem-P20150518_10114820150518_10113120150518_101134Today I would also like to share two other layouts made with some pretty Maja Design papers.20150228_125726mam0

I would like to thank you for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful day.

Love

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Bee

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).

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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.

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

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

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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..

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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.

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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

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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:

mdmomset7Supplies:

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 :)

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layout of my girl

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a layout of my youngest daughter, Yiscka.
In 9 days she will be back from her adventure in the States.
She ended her internship and hopefully she will get her diploma this summer!
Pfffff….almost 7 months without my girl…it’s been hard but I couldn’t be more proud of her!
So this page is for her….made with love.

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For this page I used the Vintage Baby collection.
I wanted to show you the versatility of the papers.
This baby collection is not only for little ones but also perfect for your older babies!!
Didn’t take the pink papers but I choose to work with the blue and brown ones.
The background was created with a mix of gesso and some of the Magic powder from 13arts. Made the mixture quite thick to get the crackle effect.
The splashes of ink in the background were made with Distress stain from Tim Holtz.

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Had a wooden heart in my stash and just gave it a coat of gesso and some ink.
Also added some brown pearls.

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Added these Prima flowers, one colored with some blue paint from 13arts.

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This word, special, came from the bottom strip of the Ephemera cards sheet.

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Those lovely butterflies are from Prima.
Printed and cut the title and outlined the edges with a brown fineliner.

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Papers used:
Sweet little Prince
Journaling cards
Die cuts
Ephemera cards

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Card Inspiration Day

Hello!

Today we will share some fabulous cards with you. This time you will see creations from several of our talented designers – in the same post. :) We have let our imagination and inspiration run free, with only one common goal – to make a beautiful card for you.

Enjoy and get filled with inspiration for your next project..

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Made by Rachelle, using the Vintage Baby and Vintage Spring collections

Elena
Made by Elena, using the Vintage Spring collection

Ingrid
Made by Ingrid, using the Vintage Baby collection

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Made by Pascale, using the Vintage Spring collection

Maja
Made by Maja, using the Coffee in the Arbour collection

Heidi
Made by Heidi, using the Vintage Summer and the Life by the Sea collections

Jennifer
Made by Jennifer, using the Vintage Baby collection

EvgeniaMade by Evgenia, using the Vintage Baby collection

Aren’t all of those cards gorgeous?! If you think so too.. please take a moment to let us know  – we really appreciate your comment.

Have a lovely weekend out there..!

Hugs from the Maja Office.

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Altered Frame

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Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. For my project today I have a frame to share with you. I created this frame for my classroom as I wanted to inspire my students as well as add something beautiful to the space. It’s always nice to have some home decor pieces in learning spaces. I bought an inexpensive frame and decorated it using papers from the limited edition Nyhavn Collection.

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I used Heritage Harbour as my background and created the splatters using Prima Splatter stamps. I covered some Kaisercraft words with Historical Atmosphere and Like a Colourful Bouquet papers and inked the edges with Prima dark bark inks. To finish I painted the sides of the words with Kaisercraft mango paint.

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I used some chipboard pieces and altered them by applying chalk inks and distress inks.

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To add some colour, I added some flowers. I have had these Prima daisies in my stash for a while and I added some die cut leaves as well as a twine bow to add texture. I used La La Land open leaf flourish and Elizabeth Craft curvy leaf dies.

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I repeated the flowers in the opposite corner but picked up on the orange from the letters. I have used quite a few Prima flowers and the same dies to create the leaves in the cluster. I adhered everything using Prima art basics soft matt gel…it’s my favourite adhesive at the moment!

Maja Design Papers Used

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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It’s a Girl!

Hello wonderful Maja Design fans!

I’m in today after a nice family holiday to share a card I made using two seemingly different collections: Crea Diem and Vintage Baby.

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The colors in Crea Diem are quite muted, and complements the tones in Vintage Baby. The designs are also more flourished, so for those who prefer a different kind of background for their baby cards, it is a good alternative. Here, I used some of the neutral grey tones and layered my cut outs from Vintage Baby on top to get a card that is both classic and baby-ish at the same time.

The grey toned paper layers I used didn’t have the black border on all sides, so it was just a matter of inking the edges with black ink to achieve the same effect.

Some close-ups:

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A simple background of mists and stenciled texture paste over my layers of papers, plus my must-have floral cluster. Some stamping with a vine stamp as well to create the effect of spreading leaves and direction. I had also done some stamping on my cut-out from Vintage Baby before layering the beautifully drawn image on it.

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I like to add chipboard to my projects because it’s additional dimension and texture, and breaks up the monotony of just papers alone. On this piece, I have a few different layers of tones of pink and lilac to make it complement the papers.

And that’s all for now, thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

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Sann vänskap, Ord flyger bort

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Ephemera cards, Journaling cards pink

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