Altered Baby Box

Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_1Hello Maja fans! Today, I would like to share with you all an altered baby box using Maja Design Vintage Baby collection.

This box is originally just a recycled transparent plastic box. I’ve covered it with pattern papers on the outside as well as inside on the box. I’ve just measured and trace each piece separately and later attached them to the box. To cover the seams, I simply used some washi tape.

Here are some details on it.Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_2To give it a softer look, I’ve added strip of lace and pearls around the cover of the box. I’ve also added some flowers to it.Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_3Altered_Baby_Box_Irene_Tan_4This is such a fun project to make! Hope you all like it and see you all again soon!

Supplies Used: Pattern Papers: Maja Design 6 x 6 Vintage Baby Collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, pearls, lace, button and adhesives.Vintage-Baby-PIrene-sign

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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


Welcome, Little Prince!

Hello there, Maja Fans!

I’m so happy you’ve visited the blog today :) I have a sweet welcome baby boy set I made using our beautiful Vintage Baby collection, combining the 12×12 papers and the small pad. The set consists of a photo frame and a matching card.

I selected some blue and beige designs from the collection to fit a boy frame:

mdbbsetI trimmed the papers and layered them and then fixed to a piece of cardboard. I cut out label shapes and made them into tags, I also die-cut sweet stars and decorated the top star with a button:

mdbbset1I made a pocket to fit a 9×13 cm photo by choosing one of the journaling cards, cutting out the central bracket label and matting it with a trimmed piece of paper, mounted on flat 3D dots so that the photo slides in more easily:

mdbbset5I love it when signature strips offer some additional designs you can use to decorate your projects! Here I cut off a piece to add to my “star-flag” :)

mdbbset2One of the signature strips from large sheets is included in the designs of the small pad :) I used it under the photo pocket:

mdbbset3I also made a custom topper by sticking a round epoxy upon a postamp image of a baby and then cut it out. I matted the sticker with another circle and mounted upon a kraft die-cut star:

mdbbset4Then, using some left-over scraps and similar elements, I made a congratulation card:

mdbbset6mdbbset7mdbbset8And finally I put the photo frame into a shadow-box frame and the set is ready to be presented – as soon as the little prince decides to arrive :)

mdbbset0I really like the way the set turned out – and I’m really proud of myself as I managed not to use even a single flower! 😀


Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: small pad, Sweet little prince, Sweet little prince bs, Cutie, Newborn, Welcome little one, Die cuts, Journaling cards blue. Other: Dies: Sizzix, Joy! Crafts; glitter: Ranger; buttons, pom-poms, twine, cheescloth – from my stash.

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photo frame with shutters

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with an altered photo frame with shutters.
Made this one with the gorgeous “Summer Crush” collection.

IMG_1076Photo is of my youngest girl with her boyfriend when they just fell in love.

IMG_1087Made some rolled flowers with the papers as well.
Just love making those and they always matches the project!

IMG_1098The white swirl is from Scrapberry’s and the heart string is a piece of a child necklace.

IMG_1090For the shutters I cut some small strips of paper and distressed the edges.

IMG_1096Another lovely detail: an earring I found in my treasure box.
Never throw away single earrings! :)

IMG_1101I wove a small strip of the “sweetheart” sheet through the white chipboard fence.

IMG_1089Some matching flowers were given a coat with gesso to give them a more softer look.

IMG_1092I bet you are falling in love with this gorgeous collection as well!

image003Papers used:
First date, long summer nights, sweetheart, falling in love.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx



The Sweetness of Scrapping Baby Photos

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Hi everyone! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my first page using the incredibly beautiful Maja Vintage Baby collection.


When I first saw this collection it made me wish I still had my own little bablies to scrap!! But fortunately I have some really sweet photos of my little great-niece Kiera that I have the privilege of scrapping.  I knew these were the papers that would be a perfect compliment to here sweet little photo.  I used 5 of the pretty patterned papers to create this page….Special Moment-bs, Die Cuts-bs, Flowers for Mum, Journaling Cards Pink-both sides, and Our Little Miracle.

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I gotta love it when two of the design teams I’m on create products that work so well together!  This chipboard baby banner by Dusty Attic was just the perfect compliment for the lovely vintage look of the Maja papers.  I gave them a simple paint job using Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress paint (also used on the background paper).

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The floral accents are a recent new release from Prima (the butterfly is part of the set) and the cute lil title is from another new Dusty Attic chipboard word pack.

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The little wooden toy chest is a wood embellishment by a Polish company called Scrapeniec.  The cool thing is that I created this page for The Scrapbook Diaries as a Page Kit……so you can get all the products I used on this page all in one kit, along with a full video tutorial on how to make the page.  It can be ordered as either a Girl Kit, as I made it, or a Boy kit using the blues in the Maja Vintage Baby collection.  The kit is available while quantities last at The Scrapbook Diaries.

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Before I close off for today I thought I would share one more project that I recently made using papers from the Maja Coffee in the Arbour collection and the Sofiero collection.  As some of you may know I recently shared a line of stencils I designed for The Crafter’s Workshop.  One of the stencil I designed was called ‘Complicated Hearts’  here I used the stencils (both 6×6 and 12×12 size) to create the center pieces for this Shabby Chic wall decor….and of course combined it with these lovely Maja Design paper collections.

I actually made up a step by step video tutorial on how this project was made, so sit back, relax and enjoy! …

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial, and hope you feel inspired to play with the pretty shabby chic beauty of the Maja Design papers.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo


Summer Girl Birthday Set

A very good morning to you, Maja Fans!

Monday is usually not the most favourite day of the week, but I hope to cherish you up a bit sharing this cheerful summery birthday set that I made using our latest release, the Summer Crush collection :)

mdsummThe set consists of a notepad and, of course, a card for writing in some best birthday wishes :) So let’s have a closer look: I tied a piece of checker ribbon and a metal charm on the wire of the notepad:

mdsumm1The notepad can be closed and secured by elastic band tied around. Tip: I buy white elastic band and then colour pieces with my Promarkers to perfecly match papers :) Alcohol markers dry quickly and the elastic band doesn’t stain.

mdsumm2I love when signature strips offer some mini designs as well – here I used the strip to mark the line between two designs.

mdsumm3I also like to put a small pocket inside my notepads for keeping in some loose pages, tickets, receipts etc. I decorated the inside by stamping some positive thoughts:

mdsumm4The card features the same blue chevron paper for the background and a beautiful retro image on the front:

mdsumm5I inserted die-cut doilies between the layers and added some mini roses accented with glitter:

mdsumm6There are some fabric roses too, and a seam-binding ribbon bow:


Maja Design papers: Summer Crush: Snapshots, Dancing the Bop bs, He gives her flowers, He gives her flowers bs, First date bs, Flirty, Flirty bs. Other: dies: Memory Box, Cheery Lynn Designs, Prima; stamps: Kesi’art, pearls, brad: ScrapBerry’s; button, ribbons, charm – from my stash.

I hope the set is a perfect birthday gift for a young lady :)

Wishing you a good week-



drawers with hearts

Hi there Maja fans!
Ingrid here today with a project made with the new collection Summer Crush.
For these drawers I used the blue and light brown tones.
These colors reminded me of the beach so I’ve added some seashells, some bought and some self collected from the beach.

IMG_1108Started with two sheets of papers for the base.
I used the “long summer nights” for the top and sides and the hearts.
The “he gives her flowers” for the drawers.
Distressed all the edges.

IMG_1112Two chipboard hearts were also ‘dressed’ with the beautiful papers.
The white polymer sea items are from Scrapberry’s.
Also added some mesh and gauze


The drawers had the “he gives her flowers” as a base and the “long summer nights” for the hearts. All the edges were distressed.


Found the lovely metal heart in my stash.

IMG_1115For the square ( a lid of a small chipboard box ), I used the “he gives her flowers” and “dancing the Bop” papers.

IMG_1117Made some thread flowers in a matching creme color.

IMG_1122Some mesh and gauze for extra interest.

IMG_1126Small frame from Scrapberry’s and a handmade thread flower.

image003Papers used:
Long summer nights, he gives her flowers, butterflies in her stomach, dancing the Bop.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Altered Summer

Dear Maja Fans,

Today we want to share with you some old favorites, in the theme “summer” and “altered items”. Let the inspiration flow and your imagination run..!

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Altered canister and wineglass, created by Jennifer – using the “Life by the Sea” collection.

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Ingrid_Gooyer_NetherlandsAltered peep-show boat, made by Ingrid – using the “Life by the Sea” collection.

IMG_0127Altered glass bottle, by Ingrid – using the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection.

Crate_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_view1sCrate_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_view2Altered candle holder, by Gabrielle – using the “Life in the Country” and “Äntligen” collections.

032Altered Mini Wishing Well, made by Stacey – using the “Vintage Summer Basics”.

mdwiz0Altered wooden plate, made by Maja – using the “Life by the Sea” collection.

mdhome mdhome10 mdhome6Altered Mini House, made by Maja – using the “Ska vi ta en Fika”, “Gammaldags Jul” and “Vintage Summer Basics” collections.

#24Altered tissue box, made by Marilyn, using the “Vintage Summer Bacics” collection.

DSC_5205 copyAltered wood box, made by Marilyn, using the “Vintage Summer Basics”.

Trinket box Trinket box back viewAltered trinket box, made by Gabrielle – using the “Sofiero”, “Vintage Summer Basics” and “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

Picture Frame1Altered frame, by Gabrielle – using the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

Trinket Box Trinket Box close1Altered trinket box, made by Gabrielle – using the “Crea Diem” collection.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!
Next Friday we will be having a special Guest Designer at the blog – you don’t want to miss that out..! And next Saturday we will announce the new Mood Board, that will apply to the whole summer..! So don’t go to far.. 😉

Have a lovely day!


Girly Stuff

Hi there, Maja Design Fans :)

Being a mom of two growing boys, I do miss delicate pinky flowery girly creations from time to time. Even though I almost always include flowers or lace in my boy pages, it’s not the same 😉 And so I love taking sweet girly orders like this small notepad for a little birthday girl:

mdnotlShe likes purples, so I chose purple designs from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection and added some cute embellies to make it really sweet:

mdnotl2 mdnotl1 I coloured the sitting Tilda stamp with Distress inks:

mdnotl3I also decorated the inner cover with a little chipboard heart and decorating the frame of the stamp with glitter for some glam effect:


My second project for today is for a slightly older girl 😉 The school year is coming to an end and so I make many thank you cards for teachers, like this very feminine pink card for a dance teacher:

mddanceI chose the delicate colours of the Coffee in the Arbour collection for this one and used a filigree die-cut background for the rosy panel with a die-cut ballet dancer silhouette:

mddance2I tied some chiffon ribbon to resemble delicate dancers’ dresses and added little roses, pearls and a small dress and pointe shoes charm to complete the card:

mddance1I couldn’t resist a little dimension between layers 😉


Maja Design papers: Fika-PCoffe-in-the-Arbour-POther: dies: Spellbinders, Nellie’s, Marianne Design; stamps: Magnolia, Basic Grey; punch: Martha Stewart; stickers: Authentique; frame: ScrapBerry’s; charms, flowers – my stash.

Have a nice day and see you later!


birthday cake gift box

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a small birthday gift box.
This was a pre made cake box with I decorated with paper and paints.
There is room inside for a small present.


Made this with the Ska Vita En Fika and Vintage Autumn collection.


From the Ska Vita En Fika collection the ‘chaite’ sheet at the top.
NoXII from the Vintage Autumn collection at the bottom.
Some lace, ribbon and puffy paint.


Made some confetti from the papers as well.
I put the cake on a CD disk with a doily.


Some fiber paste at the top with micro beads.



Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx