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


Father’s Day Frame

My Dad and Me Frame by Irene Tan1(resize)

Hello Maja fans! It’s Irene here again and this time, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you this acrylic frame which I’ve created as a gift for my husband. I’ve used Maja Design’s Life by The Sea collection to create this frame.

Here are some details.

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My Dad and Me Frame by Irene Tan4

Hope you all like this simple project! See you soon!

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Life By The Sea collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, Clear Scraps acrylic banner, chipboard, pearls, acrylic paint, ink, stamps, adhesives.




A Steampunk Set For Dad

Hello there, Maja Fans!

It’s Maja here to share a steampunk-style set for dad – in Poland we’ll be celebrating Father’s Day on June 23rd.

mdretroThe gift set consists of a card and notepad I made using the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. I used the same designs for both to make the match. I layered a few cut-out elements:

mdretro1I mounted them on 3D dots for a nice dimension, and added chipboard gears and a sentiment heat-embossed with Frantage powder:

mdretro2I made the front cover of the notepad in a similar way, adding also some screw-like brads and pieces of washi tape and burlap:

mdretro3I tied a metal arrow charm and some ribbons on the wire:

mdretro4I like to secure the corners of my notepads with metal protectors:

mdretro5For the inside covers I used a piece of signature stripe (you know I like using them too :) ) and a couple of Tim Holtz stamps:

mdretro6mdretro7I hope dad would like such a gift :)

Maja collection used:

Autumn-Basics-POther supplies: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Tim Holtz; charm, ribbons: my stash.

see you!



Hi Maja fans! Today is my turn on the blog and I have a cute little project to share with you. I based it on the June mood board because the theme and colors really sing out to me.


I recycled a wooden tray that some embellishments came in and treated the sides and back with gesso before adding a nice layer of stucco and paint on.

Some closeups:


I took a sheet of Vintage Spring Basics paper and stamped some script on it with embossing ink, followed by some dual-toned black embossing powder. This creates a lot of details in the background and makes my backing more interesting. Then I layered on different patterned paper chosen from the Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad and some mini tags from Coffee by the Arbor.


The picket fence was die cut from a sheet of the Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad and given a nice thick coat of clear crackle. When the medium is dried, I distressed the cracks with some paint to give a weather-worn look.


Home is a place for family and friends to gather, and my favourite question is “Can I make you a cup of coffee?”. It is the perfect excuse to spend time together and learn about each other’s lives. So naturally I have the tea-cup fussy cut out from Coffee by the Arbor 6×6 paper pad, as well as the clocks from Vintage Autumn collection.

That is all I have for you today, hope you like my project!

Maja Design papers used:


6×6 paper pad




6×6 Paper Pad


Altered Box

Altered Box by Irene Tan 1(resize)Hello everyone! It’s Irene here and this time I’m going to share with you all an altered box project which features Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection.

This is actually a recycled project. I’ve simply cut an old box into this shape and later cover it with pattern papers.Altered Box by Irene Tan 3Altered Box by Irene Tan 4I’ve also added more details on it using stamps and some embellishments such as flowers, mirror feather and metal embellishment.

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, Vilda Stamps stamps, Clear Scraps stencils and mirror, metal embellishment, stickers, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-PIrene-sign

lighthouse 60cm

Hi there Maja fans!
Today’s blogpost is about the versatility of the Maja papers.
For this big (60cm high!) lighthouse I used the Vintage Baby collection.
It shows that these papers are just perfect for any project!

IMG_0008I started to cut some small strips of the sweet little prince sheet for the body of the lighthouse.


I attached a round canvas for extra stability.
Filled the bottom with flowers, pieces of wood, shells and some netting.


I distressed all the edges of the strips.


Made this sign with a piece of the die cuts sheet.
Did the text, arrow and borders with a brown fineliner.


This rope was a bit to yellow so I gave it a coat with gesso to match the project.


These blue flowers got a touch with the gesso as well.

20150510_104532Also made some rolled flowers with the papers.

Papers used:
Sweet little prince
Die cuts
Ephemera cards

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx