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

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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

Nadia_Cannizzo
Nadia Cannizzo

Nancy_Hanttula
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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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

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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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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Shabby Chic Baptism Keepsake With Vintage Baby

Hello Maja Fans! Welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share a girly Baptism keepsake in the shabby chic style. I used our latest release, the Vintage Baby collection, to make it:

mdbapgI used the form of a faux book card – can you believe I’ve never used that form before? :) But I like to make keepsakes of special moments look special too, so I decided to give it a try. I combined large sheets with the small pad designs – here I fussy-cut the baby girl page for the front panel:

mdbapg1I mounted the chipboard sentiment on a die-cut doily matted with a piece of cheesecloth for a more shabby look. I also added a pearl brad and beautiful guipure lace to tie the “book”:

mdbapg2And when you untie it…

mdbapg7…it opens up to reveal a dimensional inside with some space to write in your wishes:

mdbapg3To make the writing more comfortable, I decided to make a little pocket with an insert – which then may serve as a store place for a CD with the celebration photos :)

mdbapg4In the faux-book section I arranged a little scene, with the baby girl image coloured with Distress inks and the stamp with the christening formula: I baptize you in the name of the Father..:

mdbapg5To create this lovely frame, I cut some decorative lace inot pieces and arranged them around the opening:

mdbapg6Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby large sheets: Cherish bs, Our little miracle, Precious, Precious bs, small pad sheets. Other: die: Cheery Lynn Designs, Magnolia; stamps: Magnolia, Lemonade; flowers: the ScrapBerry’s; chipboard: Scrapiniec; glitter: Ranger; lace and ribbon: my stash.

I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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Glass bottle

Hi there Maja fans!
Today I want to share this glass bottle.
Found this beauty at a local store and wanted to make him more prettier with Maja papers!
For this project I used the Vintage Summer collection.

IMG_0127I started this project by cutting and distressing all the edges of the paper.

IMG_0134Cut out some small strips and shaped them on the top. Added some lovely pearls and lace. The butterfly is from Prima.

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A small chipboard piece from Dusty Attic with a pearl.

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A piece from a larger home decor piece from my stash.

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Another lovely chipboard piece from Dusty Attic. Gave it a coat with some gesso.

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A stick pin and a lace flower on top. The cork got a touch with some ink to match the colors.

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A piece of the 1932 bottom strip.

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Papers used:
1903, 1926, 1932 and 1932

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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sewing box

Had a lot of wooden spools just waiting to be used, so here it is…my vintage sewing box! :)
Made this box with the Vintage Summer Basics from Maja design.


For the box I used the 1899 and the 1946 sheets.


This box has a glass frame to see through so this box will be filled with some laces.


Just love these mini spools.
I gave them a coat with gesso.


The spools were decorated with the 1891 and the 1932 sheet.


A lovely scissor put in one of the spools.


Lots of room to be filled!


These old fabric buttons were found at a local flea market.


Some vintage lace bobbins for lacemaking.


Some flower ribbon, metal leaves, stick pins and flowers.

Papers used:

1891 – 1899 – 1932 – 1946

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Happy Easter

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Hello Maja Design friends. It’s Cathy here on the blog. Today I am sharing an Easter project with you. As Easter is only a few days away, I was inspired to create a project that embraced the season. For both my card and basket I used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection.

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I bought a chipboard basket from my local craft store and pulled it apart (the handle). Using scrap paper, I traced a template before transferring it onto the 12” Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of March paper. I had some button brads in my stash that coordinated perfectly with the papers which I used to reconnect the handle back onto the basket. I used a Prima white edger to ink the raw edges. This was so quick to alter and the end result is so cute!

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To create my card I used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics paper pad. I always pull out the possible papers that I might use and play around with them for a while until I find a combination that I like.

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My sentiment is the reverse label from 2nd of March paper…don’t throw away your scraps…they come in so handy!

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As you can see, I used a few dies here. I used a Spellbinders D-lites Filigree Egg die and Elegant Ovals with the centre removed to frame the egg. I backed the egg using a paisley paper from the paper pad to add another layer that was subtle enough to provide a contrast to the yellow paper. I framed the egg with various flowers from stash that I have had for quite a while. I had some daffodils which work perfectly with my sentiment. I die cut some leaves using Poppy Stamps Lorelai Leaf die and shaped them using a stylus and moulding pad from my Susan’s Garden Tool Kit.

Maja Design Papers Used

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May you enjoy spending time with your family this Easter and for those planning to take a trip, remember to stay safe.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog.

Hugs,

Cherish Together Altered Tray

Cherish Together Altered Tray by Irene Tan1(resize)Hello everyone! It’s Irene here and today I’m sharing with you an altered project. I’ve used Maja Design’s Coffee in The Arbour collection to alter this wooden tray. Love the soft and feminine colors in this collection.Cherish Together Altered Tray by Irene Tan3I’ve first painted the wooden tray in white and then, I’ve covered part of it with the pattern papers. I’ve decorated some acrylic charms using the pattern papers and cut out some butterflies to decorate the tray.Cherish Together Altered Tray by Irene Tan2These gorgeous blooms are by Petaloo. They works perfectly with this collection.

Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, inks, acrylic charms, metal embellishment, pearls, bottle, ribbon, lace, adhesives.Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PSee you soon!Irene-sign

 

 

 

Tattered Frame

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Hi there! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a frame I made using the Maja Design Walking in the Forest collection papers.  I have to say this collections is an old favorite of mine, I love the tattered, worn look of the papers.

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I began by picking up an inexpensive unfinished wood frame at a local craft shop.  It cost me only $1.50 (I love me a good bargain!)  I then had the daunting task of choosing which papers I wanted to use to create my frame.  I say daunting because there are so many gorgeous papers in this collection that I had a hard time choosing which I wanted to put together.

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While I was shopping for my frame I came across these pretty tattered looking blooms (Recollections brand). When I saw the colors I immediately thought of the papers and colors in the Walking in the Forest collection.  I just love those faded denim colors and the worn craft colors.  I added a little hemp twine and some bits of burlap to finish the rustic look.

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Included in the floral package was this cute triple layer butterfly!  I also did a patchwork design on this frame so that I could use a variety of the patterned papers in this lovely collection.   I used some Bronze metalic dimensional paint to add ‘rivets’ to the cut edges. I also used a little water on the edge of the paper so that I could gently pull back the edge to reveal the Flannel Shirt paper.

I hope you enjoyed my project today using this versatile and beautiful collection.  Be sure to pop by daily for new inspiration from our talented design team! xo

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