My Boy

Hello there, Maja Fans! I’m so glad you decided to visit our blog today :) If Mondays are not your favourite days of the week, I have something to cheer you up, hopefully :)

mdmyboyDoesn’t that smile put you in higher spirits? :) I decided to use our latest release, the Enjoying Outdoors collection to scrapbook it. I opted for a mostly monochromatic palette of browns, with bits of purple and green visible here and there. I started with layering the grid sheet upon the dark brown paper and distressing the edges. Then I added some stamping (yes, those green stains are stamped too!)

mdmyboy1I chose the embellishments that express my boy’s personality and spirits – and for instance, the chipboard clock represents his quick and precise thinking and the heart button – his good friendly nature. I used the clock theme throughout the page to accent the importance of time passing – we have to keep precious moments in our memories as they will never happen again…

mdmyboy2Apart from pieces of papers I used tags that I cut out of the Tags & Journaling Cards sheet and round stamps and gear – they add nice shape accents to the rectangular design.

mdmyboy3The real old watch face is a special addition to this distressed page. I completed it with a Tim Holtz hand and fun hexagon brad:

mdmyboy4For the title, I used a layered chipboard piece. I inked the base with brown ink and left the topper priginal white for greater contrast:

mdmyboy5I really like the way this page turned out. It reflects both my son’s character and my love for the shabby style. And when I finished, I realised I did it without a single flower! ūüėÄ


Maja Design papers: Enjoying Outdoors: Spending time bs, Garden notes, Flourishing bs, Woodlands, Woodlands bs, Tags & Journaling Cards. Other: Stamps: Prima, Tim Holtz; metal embellishments: Tim Holtz; brads:; buttons: 3rd Eye, UHK Gallery; chipboard: Scrapiniec; vintage watch face, key charm – my stash.

I hope you’ll visit us tomorrow as well, for more inspiration from our Creative Team!

See you!


Lovely Baby Books

Hello Everyone <3

Today its me, Silje Kristin, that will inspire you <3

You know, here in the north of Norway, the autumn weather really put hes roots. I’m home at my home place, this weekend to visit my mother and my younger sister. My sister are just so wonderful, she’s amazing and I love here <3 She has taken me out every day to enjoy the great colors that are outdoors in this loong walks. Next week my sister get operated in her both ankles, so this time with her is so important for me <3 And about 6 week she can walk again <3.

This Sunday, I wanted to show you two books that I have decorated with beautiful paper from Maja Design, The Vintage Spring Basics collection <3


I browsed through all the pattern sheets in the series, and picked out 4 pink and 4 blue sheets that fit together. Once I had decided the pattern paper, I started to building it up layer by layer. Before I put them on, I glued several stripes with white ribbon on the cover of the books.

On the top of the pink book, I have attached two large pink buttons, with a double bow. Atop of the bow, I have attached a smaller pink button, with a bow and a small pink bling.

In the bottom corner, I have 3 pink heart buttons, everyone has a bow, with a pink bling on top.

The letters with the word Girl on, they are letters from Prima. All the letters are made whiter with Wink of Stella Brush, white.

Since I whant these books to stand out a little, I have chosen to decorate with small blue roses, in between the pink and the white flowers.

On the Pink book, the floers are from Wild Orchids and Prima. The scellet leaf, i have paint withe some white acrylic paint. In betwin the flowers, I have used details such as safety pin, Baby pacifier and a metal from Prima, with the word baby on <3

The blue book, is very similar to the pink. The main difference is that this book is blue, and made to a little baby boy <3

On this book, the buttons are blue in the top corner. The buttons are large and have a double bow. On the top of the bow, I have a floral button with a smal bow and a blu bling.

In the bottom corner you can see that I have used 3 round blue buttons with a patterns on. The buttons have a bow and a bling.

The word Boy, are glued to the light blue ribbon, here are also the letters made whiter with Wink of Stella.

The flowers on this book are blue and white. Since I have blue roses on the pink book, I have used small pink on this book.

I’ve used the same details on this book, in between the flowers.

Now you have seen my two baby books <3

I wish you all a good Sunday, and I send you alot of Inspiration to you <3




Today We Celebrate You

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Hello everyone! It’s Spring in Australia and I’m enjoying my school holidays. It’s amazing how some time off work can really do wonders for the mind and body! I’ve been busy around the house and in my garden… in between. I love gardens and flowers and my card is inspired by the beautiful flowers that I long to see in the spring.

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I love shaped cards and sometimes struggle to get the folds to match up correctly. I recently purchased a Spellbinders pop up die set which includes a die to create a centre step card. It is so easy! To decorate the card, I have used papers from the Summer Crush Collection. I used the First Date and He Gives Her Flowers.

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To embellish my card, I used this adorable resin from Prima. I also used some scraps to die cut butterflies to add to the side panels of the card. Everything was inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

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The focal image is a stamp set from JustRite Stampers. I used Distress inks and a Dove blender pen to colour it in. The image was stamped onto watercolour paper. To age it, I inked the edge with vintage photo.

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To finish my card, I used a variety of flowers and die cut leaves as well as teardrop spray.



I hope that you’ll give this type of card a try!



What a gentleman!

Good morning Maja friends! How are you doing? Today it’s a beautiful autumn weather here in Norway, sunny, but pretty cold.


Today I have played with the new papers from “Enjoying the Outdoors” collection.


I have made a birthday card for my brother in law who turns 50 the coming weekend. I think the green papers in the collections fit a masculine card well.


I have used an old photo, a real vintage photo from around 1920. The card is also decorated with tags, washi tape, a metal clip, chipboard, a piece of an old book and small playing cards. And here you have some close ups!




Wish you all a lovely day! Hugs, Heidi



Baby cards from Vinatge Baby collection

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. You know, that I love to create cards and today’s post is no exception, its again me with cards. This time I have pulled out the Vintage Baby collection and made 2 cards- one for a baby girl and another for a baby boy.

As you will see both of the cards use the same sketch and both of them use my tiny paper scraps, that I had and of course I just couldn’t through them away. This also provided me with the patchwork effect that I love in shabby style.

bby_girl_septsome close ups:baby_girl_sept_det1 baby_girl_sept_det2lots of layering that I achieved with papers and lace, buttons.

Now its a turn for a baby boy card%

baby_boy_septclose ups:baby_boy_sept_det1 baby_boy_sept_det2I have used the Vintage Baby collection by MajaDesign

Have a lovely week, 

Altered Clipboard


Hello Maja Design fans! Have you got a chance to play with the new “Summer Crush” collection by Maja Design? I’ve recently played with this collection and I’m in love with the sweet colors. Today’s project is another project which I’ve created using this collection.

I’ve altered an mdf clipboard using the gorgeous papers. I’ve first covered the whole board with the pattern paper and slowly build layers on top of it using pattern papers, inks, stamps and stencils.

Here are some close-ups.


To create a softer look to it, I’ve added some flowers, picks and lace. I’ve chosen flowers with white base and later, lightly misted it with paint to give it a hint of color. On the lower right of the clipboard, I’ve also altered a huge paper clip with the pattern paper and twine. This huge paper clip can be used with the clipboard.


Hope you all like today’s project! See you all again soon!

Supplies: Maja Design Pattern Papers: Long Summer Nights – Summer Crush, Snapshots – Summer Crush, He Picks Her Up – Summer Crush; Others: Petaloo flowers, butterflies and lace, Art Anthology inks and liquid pearls, Clear Scraps mirror embellishment and stencils, Vilda Stamps stamps, ribbons, Beacon and other adhesives.




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About Falling Leaves Mini Album

Happy Sunday, Maja Friends. Elena is here today with you to share my Mini Album – About Falling Leaves.

Album_WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevichYes, I guess you have noticed that this month Walking in the Forest collection has captured my heart and mind and I can’t stop creating with it.

Album_ElenaOlinevich_ElenaOlinevich1aSo I decided to make an album and then fill it with the shots taken during our walks this Fall season.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich1 I filled it with some fabric embellishments and enjoyed papercrafting

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2I added some folds for extra photos as well

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2aand for more cosy feeling I added mostly fabric trims and some leaves dies

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich3and combined Forest Fall hues with some denim blues tones

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich4aThose bird pictures look quite pretty, I always look for rare birds in the forest.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5aBut I have never seen the owl, and what about you?

WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevich_AlbumMainHope that you have liked my mini album.


Products used: Walking in the Forest – 6*6 pad, Flannel shirt, Fresh Air, Mountain Ash bs, Last Flower, The Colors of Fall, The orchestra of Nature, Die Cut sheet.

Forever Beautiful Together

Goodmorning lovely Maja fans,

Today i’d like to show a layout made with the wonderful new collection “Enjoying Outdoors” when I got my beautiful box yesterday I had to dig in and the papers smelled as good as they look :-). As maybe some of you know my favorite color is purple and this collection has {at least that’s what I think ūüėČ } every shade of purple in it! 20150925_084216This time I used a very old picture {back in the fifties} of my Grandfather and Grandmother although they are no longer among us I still believe they are together in after life. My handsome grandfather past away when I was only five years old. And my grandmother was the love of his life and the other way around. She stayed alone after him passing away until she past away January 2014.20150925_084053Lately I am more into mixed media so I love to use spray’s, paste’s & embossing powders, but I still love to add layers. Here in The Netherlands all scrapbook stores I know are more in to project life, misc me and art journal’s! Is it just me?? {not liking that kind of paper crafting}. I will just keep it at making layout’s and once in a while a card. What do you like to make??20150925_084102Don’t you just love these papers well I do very much. If you have the chance to buy them please do you will not be disappointed.20150925_084058¬†Maja Design papers used:¬†Colourful, Gardening, Beautiful trees, Having tea in the sun, Garden creatures, Late summer flowers and I’m happyEnjoying-Outdoors-PThank you so much for visiting the blog today I hope you enjoyed my post and i’d like to wish you a wonderful weekend!

Love  Amy-sign1

Rose card from Summer Crush

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you this morning and I have prepared one really air filled card, that is soft and romantic and is in my favorite style and scrapping colors (the mix of blue and pin in any shads is my all time fav).

Gorgeous roses from the Summer crush collection are the main focal point of this card.maja_summer_crushsome close ups:

I love to curl up the papers with my finger tips for more visual dimension that this simple technique adds.

maja_sep_det1 maja_sep_det2Lots of layering with different type of lace, topped up with pearls and buttons.maja_det3_sepI have played with the recent Summer crush collection:

Have a lovely day and also teh weeknd is not far away, hope all of us will manage to find more scrapping time in it:)

Retro Style cards with Summer Crush!

Summer Cards

Hello Maja fans! Gabrielle here with you today to share a couple of cards I made using the adorable summer collection ‘Summer Crush’! ¬†I just love the ‘Snapshots’ paper, so many fun little vignettes to serve as centerpieces to a cute retro style card!

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Maja Design paper is just made for layering. ¬†I start by choosing a favorite patterned paper like the polka-dot ‘Flirty’ paper. ¬†I distress the edges with a Tim Holtz Edge Distressor, then just start layering on more and more patterned papers. ¬†Tuck in a little burlap, some floral embellishments and a little wood-cut trellis (Scrapiniec), and you’re done!

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For my second card I again used the polka-dot pattern, this time in the blue and used the cute l’il blue guitar picture as my center piece. ¬†Perfect for a fun little card to cheer up a friend! ¬†Again, I just did lots of layering and tucked in a little burlap, embellished with a butterfly and added a little twine. In a short amount of time I had 2 fun cards ready to go!

Maja Design products used in these projects: ¬†Summer Crush 6×6 paper pad, Summer Crush 12×12 paper (Flirty, He Gives Her flowers, Snapshots, Long Summer Nights, Falling In Love-bs)

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today, hope you all get a chance to play this week and get creative with Maja Design’s Summer Crush collection! xo