Winner of the February Mood Board

It’s finally time to pick a winner… Here’s what the February Mood Board looked like.Moodboard-February15And here are our lovely contributions for this month…

And the winner is…SylviaVanDerSteen_NetherlandsSylvia Van Der Steen!

Congrats Sylvia. The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent to you.

Don’t miss our next cozy spring Mood Board that we will present on our blog next Saturday.Jenny

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share my recent creations. Both feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with its beautiful beiges, purples and greens to add some colour to greys of these days :) I do miss the spring!

The first one is a layout in which I added some blues and white shades to cold crisp beige background:

mdymmhI stamped the bacgkround paper with stamps designed by my fellow DT member for Maja, Gabi Pollacco – great work, girl!

mdymmh1For the top layer of the background, I cut the Kaffetaren… sheet diagonally to omit the coffee pot image and feature just the flourish corners. Then I distressed and curled out the edges:

mdymmh2I placed the flower cluster tucking the flowers and other elements between the background paper and the curled edge of the top layer:

mdymmh4To make the photo section more interesting, I used the same photo in two sizes, placing the small one into a resin frame:

mdymmh3Blue is not an essential colour in the “Fika” collection, but I think it looks great with it :)

Now let’s have a look at my other creation – a wedding card:

mdslfHere I combined the warm beige papers of the collection with delicate purples. I was inspired by the rose motif of the Chaite paper and delicate flourishes that happen to be very similar to the chipboard floruishes I had in my stash :)

mdslf1I built my flower cluster around the printed roses, making them a part of the design:

mdslf2I mounted each layer on 3D dots for more dimension. I also added several liquid pearl dots as a finishing touch:



Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Kaffetåren den bästa är, Kaffetåren den bästa är bs, Chaite, Lejas café, Havrerutor bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Petaloo, my stash; stamps: The Scrapbook Diaries; chipboard: Wycinanka, Scrapiniec, Blue Fern Studios, 2Crafty; resin frame: Prima; Liquid Pearls Biscuit – Ranger.


Have a nice day and don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration from our Team :)


Blue symphony

Good morning Maja friends! Today it’s me, Heidi, blogging a shabby chic card in my favortie color blue.


I have used papers from the collection “Vintage Autumn Basic” together with a mesh of plastic which is actually meant to wrap bottles in for protection.


The card is decorated with different kind of blue and grey flowers, pearls and lace.

IMG_3687Wishing you all a sunny and creative day!




Memories Card

Memories Card by Irene Tan 1Hi Maja Design fans! Today I’m sharing with you all an acrylic card. Have you tried creating an acrylic card? The acrylic can easily makes an elegant card.

For my card I’ve used the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics. I’ve chosen the blue hues from the collection.Memories by Irene Tan 3To create a softer look, I’ve used some soft lace trims and ribbon.Memories Card by Irene Tan2Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic card, trims, ribbon, flowers, pearls, ink, stamps, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again soon!


More & More Spring Cards

Hello dear friends.

Today I am sharing more spring cards. I know that I haven’t create many of layouts recently, but I can’t stop creating cards and canvases at the moment. Spring is coming , I guess.

SpringCardInYellow_ElenaOlinevichWell , I need to confess that yellow is not my color. I love it just for the daffodils and I it seems that I create something new only for some spring cards .

So I have made at least 3 for the 6 years of my crafting hobby.

img_8447I used yellow papers, yellow flowers and even added some splatters of yellow spray, so I think it is even too much for me.

But I used the chipboard that I cut into 2 pieces, and the other part I used for my second card, this time the pink one, the color I feel more comfortable for me to work with

PinkSpring_ElenaOlinevich  Well, this is the color I like for something soft and delicate

img_8573I made this simple card. but I needed something simple but feminine. This is my pink therapy as I am going to create some brown projects for the next couple of weeks. The person who knows about it is enjoying to see my last pink one,

Products used:
Vintage Spring Basics – 2nd of March, 1st of March, Prima Marketing flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard;

Vintage Summer Basics – 1910, 1908


three cards

Another set of cards for you today.
You just can’t have enough cards, right?! :)
Made these with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

Card no.1

Papers used: 1936 and 1946
Other products: washi tape, lace, modeling paste, Petaloo flower, lace flower, mini roses, metal corners, prima birdcage, wooden butterfly, paint.

Card no.2

Papers used: 1899 – 1926 – 1936 – tags from Minnen memories
Other products: Petaloo flowers, Prima birdcage, gauze, lace, small brad, mini roses, charm.

Card no.3
Papers used: 1899 (and border) – 1936
Other products: Petaloo flower, Scrapberry’s flower, twigs 13Arts, chipboard frame Dusty Attic, lace flower, lace, gauze, paint.

Ingrid xxx

Keep Smiling

Cathy - Keep Smiling

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here and today I am sharing a card that I have created using paper from the Vintage Summer Basics Collection. I love using dies when creating cards and I have had this card planned in my head for a little while (well at least since I bought this die late last year LOL!)


To create the focal point of my card, I die cut the largest die of the Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance dies using a white piece of cardstock. While the paper was still in the die, I used Victorian Velvet distress ink and a blending tool and went around the edges and also the inside edge. This ink really compliments the 1922 paper, which is the paper I used from the collection. Next I used another Fleur de Elegance die and die cut from the 1922 paper. My next layer is white cardstock, die cut with Spellbinders elegant ovals die, then my stamped sentiment die cut with a classic ovals large die. Again I used the blending tool and the Victorian Velvet distress ink to alter the cardstock. I used dimensional foam tape to adhere these layers together to add dimension.

Cathy - Keep Smiling 3

I also used a variety of flowers to complete the frame. I used a thin ribbon and just crossed it to add some interest and not to cover too much of the paper as I wanted it to be visible. The sentiment is a stamp from Justrite Stampers. I’ve had this stamp set for a while and I really like the positivity that it evokes.

Maja Design Products used: Vintage Summer Basics 1922



Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today and I hope that you’ll keep smiling!


Love is in the Air

Good morning Maja friends! Today it’s me Heidi blogging a Valentine card made of a paperbag.


The paper bag I have used is rather large and it’s intended to use to garbage. I have painted it with white Gesso and the script is made by a stencil and black painting.


I have used 3 different papers from the collection “A gift for you”; “Made by me”, “Given from the heart” and “Cause you’re my angel”.

A gift for you


Together with the gorgeous Maja papers I have use different kind of lace, corrugated cardboard, doilies, washi tape and flowers.





I hope I have given you inspiration to make a card to your Valentine :-) Wish you a great day!




A Couple of Spring Cards in Mint and Blue

Hello Crafty Friends,

well the winter is here, the snow keeps everything around white and calm, but I have already started creating for the spring inspiration.

Some cards, since I thought I am tired if creating cards after Christmas, but it is not true, because it is just now I am able to add more flowers than  a month before.

BlueCard_ElenaOlinevichThough I used Vintage Summer Basics Collection, you might have noticed that the colors are still of cold palette, I guess it is the winter’s influence on me.

I combined the paper pad 6*6 with 12*12, and I like the result.

My second card was supposed to be blue too, but I touched it with a mint shades:

MintBlue_Card_ElenaOlinevichsoft and delicate, that is what I love in cards.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics – 1943, 1935, 1936; Prima Marketing Embellishments and flowers, lace, 2Crafty Chipboard.

and one more card I want to share too, it was made for my personal project that I am doing on my blog – just for those who want to be ready for the spring with many cards.

FabricFlower_Card_ElenaOlinevichI made it using almost the same products ; flowers and lace, but chose my favorite for its pastel colors – Crea Diem Collection

and since I have started sharing some of my cards made for other assignment, one more card, just wanted to show you different color combinations:

Balerina_Card_ElenaOlinevichThis time it is really a spring card, because I ‘ve used Vintage Spring Basics.

Well, not recently I have found a girl who is selling the old lace from her granny’s attic, so I just can not resist and i put all the lace and crochet trims almost everywhere.

Have a wonderful Sunday.


While we are waiting for the summer…


Hello Maja friends! It’s Heidi blogging here today from a cold and snowy Norway. Do you miss the summer and the long, warm days? Today I have made a card that reminds me of the summer, using paper from Maja Designs collection Vintage Summer Basic.


I have sewn zigzag stitching with my sewing machine around the edges of the papers and added some white Gesso.


I have attached a piece of metal mesh on the paper before I’ve decorated with an old glossy picture of a parrot, a wooden bird cage I have painted brown and a lot of flowers and leaves.



Maya Design: Vintage Summer Basic 1905


white cardstock, metal mesh, woodenbird cage, old glossy picture of a parrot, flowers, leaves and twine.


Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a wonderful, creative day!