Baby Boy Album

Hello dear Friends,

not recently I have discovered a new passion – creating albums with bookbinding and today I have a Baby Boy Album to share with you that I have made using Vintage Summer Basics collection. I am so very happy that Marie created a new Baby collection, but before we haven’t had something special it was quite easy for me to create with any of Basics collection

BabyBoyAlbum_Cover_ElenaOlinevichI started making it almost 2 months ago, and made a photo after each page has been finished, so here they are:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich1the second one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the third one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the fourth one:

BabyAlbumBoy_ElenaOlinevich4and the fifth one:

BabyBoyAlbum5_MainIt’s quite big, about 23,5* 25 cm, so it was not easy to take the shots.
But I wanted to show you all the secret pages inside so I made a video clip for you to watch all the details:

You can find a video here, om Maja YouTube channel:

I hope you have enjoyed watching it.

I used tons of Maja papers from Vintage Summer Basics as well as many of prima Marketing embellishments and dies.

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family album

Today I want to share this family album cover.
When my mom and dad passed away they left us lots of lovely and very precious photo’s.
I have scanned each and every one of them and burned them on CD’s for us kids and all the grandkids as a wonderful memory of their family heritage.
For a long time I wanted to put them in albums and finally I started my family album.
Planning to do lots of pages with photo’s from both sides of the family.
Would be quite challenging though, to make flat pages, but I give it a go!
To be continued! :)


Made this album with the Vintage Autumn collection.
For this album I used the following papers: No. II, V, X, XI, X, XVI and heritage sheet.
The book handle and key are from Scrap-Unlimited.


A rolled flower with No.V
The clock is from Artemio and the clock handles from Prima.


All the clocks were cut out from the XVI sheet. Just love this sheet!!


Can’t remember this metal family plate, it was in my stash for some time, but it was perfect for this project.


“Memories”, a piece from the bottom strip No.X


After layering all the strips of paper, I added some texture with instant filler and a stencil.


Also added some stamens and dew drops.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

A tertial calendar for 2015

Today I would like to share with you a calendar which I made for 2015, using ours kids school photos and the beautiful papers from Maja Design various collections. It is my first ever handmade calendar and I was a bit afraid that I will not have a patience to make a page for each month ;)  Instead I made a 4-pager – one page for each tertial (and each of our children) and one with the whole year overview.

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I found a website where you can print out a year calendar in different formats. I printed one on a piece of Maja Design paper cut to a size A5. I decorated the corners with a collage of cut outs.

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I composed each page in 2 parts- one plain, containing the calendar and the upper part decorated with photos and papers. The calendar is free-standing, mounted on a triangle cardstock base, so each page could get as much dimensional elements as I wanted.

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As the bottom part is plain, I could pick almost any pattern to set the theme for the upper part. Many of MD collections have a paper with cut out elements which are perfect for the matting under the photos.

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For the ‘boy’ page I created a fairytale scene with the houses of Nyhavn and the vintage baloons of Vintage Autumn Basics.

Products I used:
Nyhavn – Old townhouses, Strolling along the canal, Sitting at the dock
Vintage Autumn Basics – No II, No XVI, No XIV, Heritage
Vintage Summer Basics – 1922,
Vintage Frost – 22nd of December
Vintage Spring Basics – Days to remember
Coffee in the harbour- Flourishing garden
Crea Diem – Ord flyger bort

Other supplies: gesso, chipboard (BFS) , flowers

Thanks for stopping by, it was a long post so I hope you have enjoyed it :)

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First Post (Mini Album) by Irene Tan

May All Your Wrinkles mini album by Irene Tan(resize)Hello everyone! It’s Irene here with you all today and it time for my first post here for Maja Designs. My first project for Maja Design is a mini album which I’ve decorated using the beautiful “Coffee In The Arbour” collection.

This is an acrylic mini album by Clear Scraps. Here are some pages in it.DSC_6676DSC_6679DSC_6680Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour 6 x 6 paper stack; Others: Clear Scraps mini album, Vilda Stamps stamps, ink, flowers, lace, jewels, markers, adhesives.

See you again soon!

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Baby Girl Album

Hello Maja Friends.

I have been really busy with making cards and gifts before Christmas, but a new baby arrived straight before Christmas Eve, and a friend of mine asked me to make an album for her and her parents. I have just 3 free evenings to create something and it was a really rough time for me, but I have managed to be ready almost in time.

so here it is a baby Girl album

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I also made a video clip for you to see all the folded books inside as well as some close ups. But for those who is not able to watch it, I am posting the photos too

http://youtu.be/Tzk1XdwBEL0

BabyGirlAlbum_11aAlbum1bAlbumI have made several books and envelopes inside so that you can add  more photos than just one.

2Album_Elena2aAlbum_ElenaI used almost all the scraps and really enjoyed the cutting some if the pictures. I didn’t want it to be pink or too girly. so I used absolutely different colors for it

3Album_Elenaimg_7224I have never used so many buttons in one place

img_7225img_72273aAlbum_ElenaAll the secret extra pages you can watch in the video clip

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4Albumimg_7261BabyGirlAlbum4img_7262Last_Albumimg_7257img_7256I hope you have enjoyed watching my album, and I have to say that I really enjoyed making it, so I guess more albums are expected to be created this new 2015 year.

Products used:

Vintage Spring Basics – May: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th; March – 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th; April – 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, Days to remember; Prima Marketing – flowers and embellishments, My Arts ribbon

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Vintage Winter Mini Album

Hello Maja Friends, today I am sharing a Mini Album I created for the Christmas memories. It can be used as a December Daily as well but I keep it as a present for a special friend of mine.

VintageWinter_Album_ElenaOlinevichI used one of my favourite Winter collections ( so I admit I love all of them) – Vintage Winter. I just love the blue tones of it, it is so traditional for a Russian Winter.

I used a clear album and decorated my cover page with clear ornament ball:

Clear_Ornament_AlbumAnd a first page with a circle photo frame

VintageWinterAlbum1My next pages:

VintageWinterAlbum2I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background papers with many layers, so I kept some of the pages clean and simple – just for adding the photos or some notes.

VintageWinterAlbum3I added some envelopes and folded books to place more photos inside:

VintageWinterAlbum3aVintageWinterAlbum4VintageWinterAlbum5VintageWinterAlbum5aVintageWinterAlbum5band this is the backside of my cover, it is also clear:

CoverBackVintageWinterProducts used:

Maja Design – Vintage Winter Collection: Winter Night, Fun in the Snow, Lovely Winter Day, It’s snowing, Christmas Joy, Die Cut Sheet; Clear Scraps Mini Album, Marianne Design  and Prima Marketing Dies, 2Crafty Chipboard.

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Winter Frame and Winter Album

Hello Elena is here, and today I have some projects to share with you, using new collection – A Gift for You.

Winter_TriFoldFrame_ElenaOlinevich  It is more than beautiful in real life and I have fallen in love with it, absolutely amazing colors so perfect for Winter and Christmas creations.

I have made a Tri_fold Frame on clear acrylic and as it is going to be a present to our friends I didn’t use any of the photo and just kept the central frame save for their own photo.

img_6953I added some transparent sticker corners, so they can easely change any photo they like.

I cut the house dies using some of the background papers as well as the trees and placed them on the frames.

First_Frame_ElenaOlinevich  Also I added some flowers and resin frames, I wanted to keep the wintery and snowy feeling so I added none of bright colors.

img_6961and a third frame:

ThirdFrame_ElenaOlinevichimg_6960Maja Design papers used: A Gift For You:

On Christmas morning, When the snow is falling, Prima Marketing flowers, Dies and Resin Frames, Finnabair Art Ingredients,

And one more project I have to share , it is an album I made using ( again) acrylic base.

It has a very pretty from of Christmas Tree and I used a lot of papers from a Gift For You Collection too.

Album_Snowflake_ElenaOlinevichIt’s size is about 15*30 cm or 6*12 and I placed many hidden envelopes and folded books for the future photos inside.

SnowflakeAlbum_1SnowflakeAlbum_2SnowflakeAlbum_3Final_Snowflake_AlbumEnvelopes2Christmas_treeenvel12I am really busy with preparing Christmas gifts and cards, and really have many of them to share with you. But I will do it next time.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Winter is Close

Hello Maja Fans,

Elena is here today to share with you some winter isnpired projects. Though it is not there, I am working on Christmas gifts, so that is why I am digged into something wintery.

And I couldn’t resist a temptation to show you something made with the new collection A Gift For You

Cozy_Christmas_ElenaOlinevich I really love the color combination Marie has chosen for this collection, as you might have known I prefer soft and pastel colors. So I used grey and white, and they really worked great together.

img_6571  I used some of new Art Ingredients in my card, they are not so sparkling as a glitter is but it adds more depth to the background.

closieSC I created a little video tutorial how I embellished this card. Please, enjoy it:

You can find it here  – on Maja Design YouTube channel

Th image I use was found on Pinterest here

And I also would like to share with you a mini album I made for my Christmas classes that I have already taught.

Christmas_SockAlbum_ElenaOlinevichI won’t show all the images just some of them. I used Vintage Frosted Basics.

Stocking1_ElenaOlinevichSome parts of it as well as some embellishments are acrylic clear, so i saved on my papers and showed 2 sides of it.

Christmas_Stocking_ClearI made many folded books inside for the photos or Christmas Cards

img_6587img_6616There are many vintage images that I used too, they are mostly hidden inside the folded paper books.

img_6600I added some of my favorite lace and ribbon trims as well s flowers and die cuts.

Hope you have liked my creations this month.

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December Daily Album Cover

Hello Maja Desing fnas and friends!

Larissa here sharing a new Maja Design project with you guys!

As December is just around the corner and with a lot of great winter and Christmas lines by Maja Design I just thought it would be a great idea to start preparing my “December Daily” album.

For today´s project I have used “It´s Christmas time” line:

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This collection is all about preparations, decorations and expectations – so, it was perfect for this project!

I´ve started with my album cover…

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This is a canvas album filled with plastic pockets that I´ll use to insert my December daily pages.

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I have decorated it using some blings, trims, flowers and by adding a bit of texture…

Let´s check its detaisl:

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this project and leave this blog inspired to create something special!

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Thanks for your visit,

See you soon,

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Classes with Elena Olinevich… and the new A Gift For You

Good morning folks!

Today I have some cards with the new A Gift For You collection to share. But first I want to tell you about a wonderful weekend I had some time ago.

In late August I had the privilege of meeting our own Elena Olinevich. We had so much fun. We had dinner with Marie, swam in papers in our warehouse, had some sightseeing and. Elena held classes and I attended two of them. Her classes are so personal, often with smaller groups to get the intimate feeling and be able to help everybody out.

So I thought I’d share the creations I made during her classes.The first class I took was a canvas class where Elena taught different mixed media techniques.We used the romantic Crea Diem collection in combination with Prima embellishments and different mediums.
Here’s a final close up where you can see the background work.And here’s the class I took…

The next class Elena was holding was my favourite. We all got to choose whatever papers we wanted to use. Since there are so many Maja collections we all came up with papers from different collections. I don’t think I saw anyone picking the same papers, so all the albums were so different from each other. We also got embellishments depending on what papers we had chosen. I chose to use papers from the Life In The Country and Life By The Sea collections.
1_We used a lot of acryllics for the mini-album. I really loved that. They became new favourites of mine. 2Try to repeat that if you can. ;) 3We used lots of different dies and mediums…
5Elena really showed us the use of acryllic albums and embellishments.6Elena uses the acryllic sheets to make the album see through. Since I love to follow my albums from page to page I think this is a fantastic way to make it more visible.
7And here you can see though the next page to see the previous one.
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And here’s the page you saw through the acryllic before.9I really love this face…
10And finally. Joel with his beloved IKEA jars…

This album was made during this class.

And now… a couple of Christmas cards made with the new A Gift For You collection that we have all been waiting for…JennyGrotherus jul1 jul2_Jenny