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:


Maja Design papers: Vintage Summer Basics: 1923, 1933, 1934 bs, 1891. Other: die: Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; brads:; chipboard:; 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 :)


Card Inspiration Day


Today we will share some fabulous cards with you. This time you will see creations from several of our talented designers – in the same post. :) We have let our imagination and inspiration run free, with only one common goal – to make a beautiful card for you.

Enjoy and get filled with inspiration for your next project..

Rachelle 1
Made by Rachelle, using the Vintage Baby and Vintage Spring collections

Made by Elena, using the Vintage Spring collection

Made by Ingrid, using the Vintage Baby collection

Made by Pascale, using the Vintage Spring collection

Made by Maja, using the Coffee in the Arbour collection

Made by Heidi, using the Vintage Summer and the Life by the Sea collections

Made by Jennifer, using the Vintage Baby collection

EvgeniaMade by Evgenia, using the Vintage Baby collection

Aren’t all of those cards gorgeous?! If you think so too.. please take a moment to let us know  – we really appreciate your comment.

Have a lovely weekend out there..!

Hugs from the Maja Office.


It’s a Girl!

Hello wonderful Maja Design fans!

I’m in today after a nice family holiday to share a card I made using two seemingly different collections: Crea Diem and Vintage Baby.

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The colors in Crea Diem are quite muted, and complements the tones in Vintage Baby. The designs are also more flourished, so for those who prefer a different kind of background for their baby cards, it is a good alternative. Here, I used some of the neutral grey tones and layered my cut outs from Vintage Baby on top to get a card that is both classic and baby-ish at the same time.

The grey toned paper layers I used didn’t have the black border on all sides, so it was just a matter of inking the edges with black ink to achieve the same effect.

Some close-ups:

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A simple background of mists and stenciled texture paste over my layers of papers, plus my must-have floral cluster. Some stamping with a vine stamp as well to create the effect of spreading leaves and direction. I had also done some stamping on my cut-out from Vintage Baby before layering the beautifully drawn image on it.

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I like to add chipboard to my projects because it’s additional dimension and texture, and breaks up the monotony of just papers alone. On this piece, I have a few different layers of tones of pink and lilac to make it complement the papers.

And that’s all for now, thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:


Sann vänskap, Ord flyger bort


Ephemera cards, Journaling cards pink


Shabby chic tag card

Good morning Maja friends!


Today it’s me Heidi blogging a shabby chic tag card I have made with different beautiful Maja papers.


I have used papers from 3 different collections; Vintage Autumn Basics, Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Frost Basics.



Vintage Frost BasicsThat’s what I love with the Maja papers, that I can combine the different collections!


The tags I have used on the card I have colored in coffee.


I have decorated the front page with a image I found on the internet, laces, cheese cloth and flowers.


I wish you all a wonderful day!


Raspberry card

Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer here with you today.  I have a summer card that smells with raspvberrys and features the yummiest collection Coffee in the Arbour. It has really lovely patterns that will remind you about the picnic, summer time, the wonderful smaell and taste of fresh berries, lemonade and all happy things that summer brings.

Here is the look of my card, that is nature inspired. I also have used Dusty Attic chipboard on it. I had fussy cut teh leaves and incorporated it with other elements.



Here is the look of this collectionCoffe-in-the-Arbour-P


Have a lovely scrappy day,  

A Card to Inspire You

Hello Maja Friends, the spring has sprung and this is the most giving a hope season, I guess.

And today I have a lovely card to share with you.

CardPurple_ElenaOlinevichI combined some of my favourite sheets form different collections – Crea Diem and Vintage Spring Basics, and added some purple and fuchsia to pop up on the card

img_9753 img_9754I enjoy creating layers from the embellishments, adding lace, trims and strings.

Maja Design papers used – Crea Diem – Sann vänskap, Vintage Spring Basics – 3rd of May – BS.



Happy Birthday Card

Hello Sweeties,

I’m up on Maja Design blog today with two Birthday cards.


I chose one of the paper as a base for my card. Then I glued some scrap of papers after distressing them. I added a doily die-cut in a matching paper.


I painted the bookplate with a mix of Mica Powder and soft matte medium before covering it with clear crackle paste.


I added some flowers and leaves. I used purple and teal Mica Powders to color the bookplate and the background and added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter, Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.


I stamped the one of the paper with a leaves design and cut them. After gluing the doily, the flowers and the leaves with 3D matte gel, I added some white crackle paste that I colored with some Mica Powders.


When the crackle paste was dried, I added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter,  Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.

Maja Design Papers:
Ska vi ta en fika – Lejas Café ;
Ska vi ta en fika – Två Fröknar ;
Ska vi ta en fika – Mandelkaka.


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:


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 :)



set of three cards

Mixed media and Maja design work perfectly together!
Made these cards from some leftover papers from the Vintage Summer collection.
Created the design with small strips of paper and washi tape.

DSC_0086Papers used: 1921 – 1923
Other products: washi tape, metal frame, heart charm, Prima flowers, lace flowers,13Arts twigs.

And some details:

20141101_112135Modeling paste for some texture.


Strips of paper and washi tape.
Some paint splatters for the finishing touch.

My second card:


Papers used: 1921 – 1934
Other products: modeling paste, text template, Dusty Attic chipboard, Petaloo flowers, washi tape, metal charm (piece of an old necklace) beads, gesso.

20141101_111925 Mixed some small beads with gesso to create some texture.
A text template with modeling paste.

20141101_11191420141101_111934 Little paper strip(for you with love) from the 1934 sheet.

My last card:


papers used: 1921 – 1922
Other products: modeling paste, circles template, washi tape, lace, key charm, wooden heart and flower, Prima and Scrapberry’s flowers, paint splatters.

And some details:

20141101_111604 Circles template with modeling paste and some paint splatters.

20141101_111615Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1 Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day - Cathy

Hello Maja Design friends! I hope you are well. It’s Cathy here today on the blog and I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you. In Australia, we celebrate it on the second Sunday of May. Some activities that occur on Mother’s Day include organised walks or runs to raise money for causes such as breast cancer research and breakfasts, brunches, lunches, afternoon teas or dinners at restaurants, cafes, or at home. Of course chocolates, flowers and special gifts are mandatory! I used pink in my card to recognise breast cancer, to recognise the survivors and those who are battling it. It is something that touches everyone in some way.


Here I used Magnolia Rose leaf die and gently shaped the leaves. I also used Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork, Green Tara rose and Kaisercraft mini paper paper bloom. I also like to machine stitch with my sewing machine which you can see here as well.

happy Mothers Day 4- Cathy

My main focal point is a stamp by JustRite called Vintage Rose Medallions. I stamped it onto Stampin’Up! watercolour paper and used my Stampin’ Write Markers from the Subtles Collection and a Stampin’ Up! blender pen to colour the image in. The sentiment is layered using some foam tape which is from the same stamp set. I also used Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and accents and a doily to complete it.

Maja Design papers used:


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!