baby carriage

Today I proudly present Maja Designs new baby: the “Gift for you” collection.
What better way to show this new ‘baby’ by altering this carriage!!!
Took me quite some time and lots of work but I’m very pleased how it turned out!
Lot of my work already found a new home but my girls insisted that I kept this one! :)


At first I started to paint the carriage as the original color was an ugly brown color.
Took me quite some layers of gesso to lighten it.
Can’t live without gesso! LOL


Added some turquoise touches so it matches my living room.
The base of the carriage was made using the ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.


Made the blanket with the ‘from someone special’ and ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.
The edges of the carriage is the border strip from the ‘ handwritten Post Card’ sheet.


The paper blanket with lace and a piece of a flower trim.
Added a small bear charm, isn’t he cute?!!


Painted the metal pieces of the carriage with some metal paint.


The front side.
Punched some flowers from the ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.
Distressed the edges and glued them on both sides.


A lovely bow of turquoise ribbon on the back.


Took me some time to make the top of the carriage.
Cut out some small strips of the ‘hope to see you soon’ sheet and distressed all the edges.
Some inking on the sides to get an older look.


Added some beautiful lace on the small strips.


A lovely flower accent on the top.


The wheels were also painted with the metal paint.


Although this is a Chrismas collection, these papers can be used for non-traditional projects as well!!

Papers used:
Hope to see you soon
Wrapped in old newspaper
Handwritten Post Card
From someone special

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Join me for a coffee?

I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.I shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.

I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
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“For You” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here super excited to share a new project featuring the new Maja Design collection – A Gift for You:

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For You   - layout

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As you can see, the new collection is versatile and can be used for a non Christmas themed project.

And for this layout I decided to use a black and white with grey tones palette…

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Let´s take a closer look into its details:

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To decorate this page I have used a few  flowers, canvas pieces, chipboards, resins, stamps and other embellishments…

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I hope you´ve enjoyed the new collection as much as I did…

I can´t wait to use it also for a lot of Christmas projects!

Thanks for your visit,

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Precious

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did,combining the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections, plus a couple cards I made, using the “new” A gift for You Collection…

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Vintage-Autumn-Basics

I used:No.X,No.I.No.II,No.II-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label

Vintage Frost Basics

I Used:19th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did paper layers,some punch work,ripping & distressing. I did some hand stitching, & used ribbon in my layers.

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Lace with a BS of a label,on the title I used shabby pink Smooch……

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On the leafy flourish I applied picket fence crackle,then rubbed in a green chalk,once the crackle dried….

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I also glued on some pearls onto the leafy flourish…

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I made the headband,used it in the photo,then on the LO….

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Burlap flower from Prima…

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I used shabby pink Smooch on the fancy trim….

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I used picket fence crackle on the leafy scroll,then rubbed in green chalk on the leaves & pink on the flowers. For the flower center, I used shabby pink smooch,liquid accents &micro beads…

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Here is a card I made using the new Collection  ” A gift for You”

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A gift for you

I used: From Santa with Love,Underneath the Christmas Tree-BS,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS,Given from the Heart,Shipped from the North Pole, & the Die Cut Sheet

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I did paper layers,ripping & hand stitching.I also used some corrugated paper & cheese cloth in the layers.  On the under part of the decorative Scroll, I use red pepper ink,then rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in some black chalk,then some white chalk. On the top part of the Scroll I used MS texture effects white,& sprinkled on so glitter while the effects was still wet…

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Here is the next card….

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I used:From someone special,Given from the heart,Packed with Santas Elves,Wrapped in old newspaper,Wrapped in old newspaper-BS,Die cut sheet & BS of lables

The stocking banner is Dusty Attic. On this card I did paper layers,hand stitching & covered the chipboard with paper.

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Thank you for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Soft Pastels

Hello Maja Design fans. Welcome to the Maja design blog where you will find wonderful creativity and inspiration from the entire Maja Design creative team. I love creating with The beautiful Sofiero collection which always has such a soft and romantic energy to the papers.

Enchanted Garden birthday card … I wanted to make a handmade card for a dear friend of mine who is turning 60 … a special birthday , a milestone .Heather JacobBeginning with a foundation of white cardstock, I cut out various dies and began layering alternating with white card. adding leaves and blooms between the layers.enchanted garden 2enchanted garden 3  I completed the stacked elements with a chipboard heart. Oh how I adore these papers.enchanted garden 4 enchanted garden 5 enchanted garden 6 I covered the Inside the card with Enjoying the Lovely Fragrance and I stamped with one of my very fave happy birthday stamps, tied two different sized tags with pink enchanted garden 7string. Thanks so much for popping by and looking at my work with the divine Sofiero Collection … oozing with romantic blooms of pinks and soft lilac. Sofiero-PMaja Design papers used …. Sofiero Collection .. Enjoying the lovely Fragrance, Strolling down the Rose Path , The magnificent Flowerstreet , until we meet again, have fun scrapping with these papers of perfection. warm hugz to each of you x1 my signature

A Tag… from A Gift for you

MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct. Happy Monday!! I just received the new and beautiful “A Gift for You”  collection and immediately started to prepare my Christmas cards and tags.  Here is one tag that I made using the colors grays, beige and reds from this collection.

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I added texture with a stencil and molding paste. Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers.

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Supplies: From Santa With Love- 707 On Christmas Morning, 700 Cause you’re my angel, 712 Die Cut Sheet, Art Basics Molding paste, Tim Holtz-stencil, Petaloo and Webster Pages flowers, Ranger-distress ink,.

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Happy

Hi everyone! I really hope you have ordered the new paper collection A Gift For You because it is lovely. This is my first layout using it and I made a none-Christmas layout. The reds, greens and greys are so beautiful.

Happy - MD And here are some close-ups of the layout:

Happy - MD1 Happy - MD2 Happy - MD3Products used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (My Dear Friend, From Santa With Love, Underneath the Christmas Tree, Given From the Heart), flowers (Prima), metal lamp post (Prima), lace (Tresors de Luxe), title die (Sizzix), string, leaves, border punchCamilla-sign

Some Card Inspiration

Good morning Maja Friends.

We are enjoying warm sunny days here, but I have already started my Christmas preparations. A bit early for me, but since I have been to busy last year, so I decided to start doing Christmas card even in the summer, but frankly speaking it was too hot for creating them .

WinterCard_ElenaOlinevichI played with my all time favorite from Christmas collections – Vintage Winter Collection. These blue and white colors are more traditional for me, as they remind me about the snow winters and cold winds.

img_6366img_6359But more cards are coming and I will use all different colors for them ,as I have so many friends all over the world.

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From Santa With Love

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, showing off some super special gifts I received this week from Sweden! Seems as though Santa has come to New Jersey a wee bit early…how wonderful is that! A Gift for You is Maja Design’s latest creation and I wasted no time making a Christmas card, though we still have about 2 & 1/2 months before that big day…(though you can never start your holiday card stash too early!). Here’s what I made with ‘from someone special’, ‘from Santa with love’ and ‘given from the heart’ papers: IMG_8299_edited-1 In addition to the papers, I added a glittered snowflake, a bell-adorned candy cane and some vintage lace. I also pulled out some Vintage Summer Basics paper in order to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month:PinkPowerDay1m This card also features Verve’s Pink Power stamps and Zva Creative pearls. Next, I used my very favorite papers, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? to make an uplifting card:InspireHopeDay4MI also used a Verve sentiment on this one, the set is called Inspire Hope. I added a sweet twine bow, daisy chain lace adorned with crystals and some liquid pearls.

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me! Andrea-sign