Hearts and memories & a card

Well hello sweet Maja fans,

I am so happy you decided to visit the blog today. This time I’d like to share a couple of projects I made with several Maja Design paper collections, first up is my latest layout using the magnificent stencil designed by our very own Gabrielle “Moving Vines” they totally spice up your layout WOW. Thank you Gabrielle for creating such wonderful designs for us to use. Last week I heard some bad news my aunt from California {who is the wife to my grandfather’s brother} died and we now have a Facebook page of her memorial.¬† On that page they showed this wonderful picture that of course I had to scrap ūüėČ I am totally hooked on pictures like this, Aunt {Norma} Noor like we called her is the second on the right! This picture is dated back in the fourties. Amazing right??20151008_1612371For this layout I used the amazing “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection which still is one of my all time favorite collections by Maja Design. The flowers are handmade with a wonderful die by Cheery Lynn Designs {where I will be designing for again after being away to focus on my study where now I have my diploma for yeahhhh}¬†20151008_16140320151008_161243This design is actually a design I made before using other papers from a different company but it totally came out differently. I used three layers as the base of my layout and then put some amazing Tresors de Luxe lace behind the tears to give it more dimension. 20151008_161228After that I stamped and sprayed before pasting the moving vines on my page. Don’t you just love the clock sheet in this amazing collection you can just pop them out everywhere on your page, card & altered projects.¬†20151008_16123120151008_161434I gave all my chipboard pieces a white finish to match the lace I used. At first I wanted to used flowers that I bought but that didn’t matched my papers as I had hoped. That’s what’s great about making your own flowers it’s really time consuming but hey it keeps me of the the streets right?? LOL……:-)

Maja Design papers used:¬†Autumn-Basics-PToday I’d also like to show you a card I made with the “Vintage Baby” collection. It’s a flip card I made for a baby boy. So I used the blue, cream, light brown tones in this collection.¬†20150917_133708This was a super easy card to make because it’s made with a die, so you don’t have to measure it because it’s already in the size you need it to be. Does that make sense?20150917_133749Look at that cute teddy bear and little shoes aren’t they adorable…if you would like to make this card I could give you the sizes just tell me in a comment and I will reply as quickly as I can.20150917_133844Maja Design papers used:¬†Vintage-Baby-PIn two weeks is my next post and the I will show you some typical boy’s pages which I am totally into the last couple of months {I also use flowers on them hehe}. Thank you so much for your visit and have a great creative weekend!




Hello Today

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly’s!!! I have a few projects here to share with you,one is a easel card,that I did a Tut,with photo’s. This is a card I made using the “new” Enjoying Outdoors Collection.b6a07129aa274121880e6846589559a6Enjoying-Outdoors-PI used from the 6×6 paper pad:Singing in the rain,¬†Singing in the rain-BS,¬†Feeling good,¬†Colourful,¬†Harvest Time,¬†Beautiful Trees BS,¬†What a beautiful day,¬†Tags & journaling cards,¬†The 12×12 sheets used:¬†Garden Moments,¬†Colorful,Colorful-BS

The Dusty Attic used:¬†Leafy Frame set #2,Hello today12aaf1074dcb430ba585e44e77a365bcI pretty much did the same to this card,as I did ¬†with the card below, only this card is not a easel…

Here is my next card with a step by step photo tut……….a6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PI used:Enjoying the Moments,Enjoying the Moment-BS,¬†Raspberry cupcake,¬†Raspberry ¬†cupcake-BS,¬†Grandma’s old porcelain,¬†Grandma’s old porcelain-BS,¬†Raspberry jam cupcakes,¬†Raspberry Lemonade,Delicious Moments &Labels

The Dusty Attic used: Foliage #2,  Hashtag sayings

Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloob761c162e9a847e4ad877a970d047f2ff1fb0394bffb4bc4b2e65701b96dbdb8Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card…..7bf7b462042a4ddea77405c990c2b25cbottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6×9’1/2acc7ee1bca224f94a46eb0d926038e5fI distressed the edges144102aeabac4f998e03dc87e9557555The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad…¬†58999cacfa5347eb94d83ecf81166974added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain…..2cb40e78a4df4871a12162cdc7d37e38using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching…..1a4ac3e00b4e4feaaf6a9abdaf4e048cshows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing….14de50aec29f46eeb56a8aef4cc70948hand stitching is completed…0cf9c04640af4aed8646c81cc31352e1the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers4a157503a8a549e5b8254e50a77423dcUsing a 12×12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10×12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won’t work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half…m-t103123da1637744e9dbd2b1e90e6710a96Shows the card coming together as a easel….f65f74a203b54df0be656d9745ae9895I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings “lifeisgood” that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O’s to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks….e2061a45e4fe412e9196b69633ced9c3Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses400889ac9ede4a89b576ddc3fbe08907added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket38055623e9154e5e9a8d0b1af2282f8afinal step,was to add the tagsa6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Completed card

The next 3 cards I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection64a9af6e10924d5f87e36f1db1a6b279e86d6ed36d7d4121af71691ab6c188e32b85a6daad9a476b806f4a76f317724cOn the next LO,I combined the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring89d38203543544eb851c4348598a0fe1On the next 2 LO’s I combined the Nyhavn Collection with the Vintage Autumn Basics Collectionc0f71754-d0b9-4c36-ad9a-123219c79987_zpsoobdaptfcb65e2fa4ee94898a8b2092f5f7c178ec9560c049f7b43be98e818dea049f05cWell,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants “Mexican marigolds”,that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate.3d91583de86d46419b0ceb477c92609dCloseup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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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…weeding..cleaning..resting 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, 

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


Thank You card

Hello Maja fans!

I’m excited to be up on the blog today to share a card I made using Maja Design’s Autumn Basics collection. Some of you may know, our baby girl arrived last Tuesday morning and we’ve received lots of well wishes for her, as well as gifts all the way from Sweden, Malaysia and even Australia! This Thank You card is meant for one of my fantastic scrappy pals who sent her love all the way across the sea.


I’ve layered papers from the Autumn Vintage Basics collection seeing how the weather is cooling down these days in Singapore – a good thing for me as I’m now on a diet that makes me perspire endlessly. It’s part of my Chinese culture to make sure that mothers who have just delivered get the best nutrition to help their bodies recover from childbirth.


I’ve kept my background simple because I want the designs on the papers to show. Some splattering of paint and watering it for a water-color effect (this is so trending now!), and fine stenciled designs just to keep the composition in place. I’ve also added twine to my flowers for a more rustic autumn look.


Some fussy cutting over here which helped me to relax after a hectic morning of bathing baby, having my breakfast and catching up with some housework. To make the fussy cut flowers stand out, I popped the image up with 3D foam dots and dabbed Sticklers for a bit of glittery goodness.

Hope you like what I have shared with you today. Do drop by the blog again for more inspiration from the design team!

Maja Design papers used:


No. IV, No. X


1st May

Other supplies:

Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Mediums: 13@rts, Colorarte, Rangers
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc


Back to the 50s

Good morning Maya fans! It’s Heidi here with you today from a rainy and clouded Norway. We can no longer deny it, autumn is here.


Do you like the 50s? Today I have made a card inspired by that period.


This is a pocket card that I have made with several panels I have cut with dies and put together layer by layer.


Inside the pocket you find this yellow card where you can write a greeting. I have used the papers “Life jacket” from Life by the Sea and “Long summer nights” from Summer Crush.



I wish you all a lovely day!








Pure tenderness

Hello dear Maja friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have prepared one soft, tender cad using the paper pad with Vintage Spring Basics collection. When I think about Maja Papers the first association that comes up is tenderness. I really can’t remember any other brand that is so soft, unique and romantic.

I have made one simple card, used lots of flowers, stitching and stamped a bit this time on the card.maja_septMaja Design Papers used Vintage Spring Basics:

Have a lovely scrappy day.