About Falling Leaves Mini Album

Happy Sunday, Maja Friends. Elena is here today with you to share my Mini Album – About Falling Leaves.

Album_WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevichYes, I guess you have noticed that this month Walking in the Forest collection has captured my heart and mind and I can’t stop creating with it.

Album_ElenaOlinevich_ElenaOlinevich1aSo I decided to make an album and then fill it with the shots taken during our walks this Fall season.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich1 I filled it with some fabric embellishments and enjoyed papercrafting

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2I added some folds for extra photos as well

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich2aand for more cosy feeling I added mostly fabric trims and some leaves dies

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich3and combined Forest Fall hues with some denim blues tones

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich4aThose bird pictures look quite pretty, I always look for rare birds in the forest.

WalkingIntheForest_Album_ElenaOlinevich5aBut I have never seen the owl, and what about you?

WalkingIntheForest_ElenaOlinevich_AlbumMainHope that you have liked my mini album.


Products used: Walking in the Forest – 6*6 pad, Flannel shirt, Fresh Air, Mountain Ash bs, Last Flower, The Colors of Fall, The orchestra of Nature, Die Cut sheet.

Matchbook Mini Album

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Hello everyone! I do love mini albums and I have to be in the mood to create one as they are time intensive but extremely rewarding at the end. The mini album I have to share with you is a project that you can complete in a few hours! The other amazing thing about this project is it only uses ONE sheet of paper. To create this album, I followed a tutorial by Kathy Orta which you can see here.

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The album uses ONE 81/2″ by 11″ piece of cardstock for the base. I decorated it using papers from the Ska vi ta en fika Collection. As you can see, there are pockets to insert tags and places for photos and journaling.
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To complete my album, I have printed my photos using a sepia filter. They each measure 5cm square. To embellish, I have used flat flowers, stamping and also punches and dies to personalise my album.


To create the curved edge to the front cover of my album, I used a Spellbinder curved border die. I also used any vintage stamp in my stash that would compliment the photos. I had mini themes for each photo where possible.


As the album is quite compact, it is amazing how you can make your embellishments work for you because of the scale of the project. I have used some Stampin’ Up! Tag punches and they fit perfectly in the pockets. Extra stamping on them on left over papers makes beautiful embellishments quickly and easily.

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I decided to add photos to the back of some of the flaps, so in this compact album, I used five photos in total! I also used Green Tara flowers to embellish my photos as they are relatively flat and perfect in terms of their size.


Once decorated, I have just used ribbon as my closure, nothing complicated.

Maja Design Products Used:


This really is a great project to make as a stand alone, but it could also be used as an insert for a mini album project if you made a  pocket to accommodate. I hope that you’ll give it a try!


Retro Summer Album

Hello Crafters, it’s Elena here with you today. And I have a Summer Album to share with you today.

Well, new collection – Summer Crush was a worth to wait for it and finally I’ve got tons of inspiration from the papers and the pictures, as a result I created this  Light and Full of Air Album. Be ready to watch many photos and a small tutorial too.

sneak_peekI tried really hard to use as many papers as possible, because I love them all and wanted to show all the patterns in once.

SummerCrush_Album_First_ElenaOlinevichI made some flaps and created a surprise card inside. Yes, I decided why not adding the cards into your albums, I think it’s great

here it is:

SummerCrush_Album_Card_ElenaOlinevichI also made a very simple tutorial on how I created this card and you can find it here – Youtube.

(and please excuse my pauses, it is my first ever tutorial with a voice)

So I added more extra flaps:

Summer_Crush_Spread_1a_ElenaOlinevichI like those small vintage pictures, and they help to create a retro feeling exactly

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich2and let’s look inside

HeGives_Her_FlowersThe second spread

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich3I used some negatives leftover after diecutting

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich4I almost haven’t added dimensional flowers, I stamped and cut them out instead

SummerCrushAlbum_ElenaOlinevich5My third spread is about the cars mostly



though I have added flowers dies and a romantic picture inside

Retro_Album_ElenaOlinevichSummerCrush_Sneakand more flaps and secrets:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich7More flaps

SummerCRush_Album_SummerSprewad_ElenaOlinevichand more look inside

SummerCrush_Album_InsideWhat about this guy playing the guitar?

SummerCrush_Guitar_AlbumHe is hidden under this extra page:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich8More spreads:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich10and more guitars:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich11and finally the last spread:

SummerCrush_Album_ElenaOlinevich12LastOneHope you have liked my album, as I really enjoyed creating it:

SummerCRush_Album_Main_ElenaOlinevichProducts used: Summer Crush collection – all papers,  Spellbinders Dies, Altenew stamps.






Baby Boy Album idea

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I have prepared the idea of refillable baby album in a fabric cover. I bought the regular student folder and covered it up with Tilda fabric (I combined 2 types of fabric for this). And of course from the Baby Vintage collection I used die cuts to decorate the cover.


Its a gift for my friend, so I basically ddnt fill it in, so she can easily do it herself.

I just made couple of the dividers inside, and they look like this in the album (of course, they use Maja papers as well):


For the first and the last pages of the album I used papers from the Vintage Spring collection, they were perfect addition for the colors. Thats another point why I like the Maja Vintage series. They all combine so well with each other.Baby_boy_album_main_petzer_dev2

and some close ups:

Here you can see better how it looks from the side.


I have mainly used the Vintage Baby collection:




Special Guest Feature

Hi sweeties!

Today we are going to share some fabulous work by Kristina Peshko.
Kristina is one of our most dedicated and talented fans and we really adore her creations.
Hope you’ll like them as much as we do..! (And psst – don’t forget to let her know..!)


“Hello! My name is Kristine Peshko. I am very happy to be a guest at your favorite spot in your blog. Maja Design is the paper that inspires me always! When I do something, everything goes by itself. For me it is an endless pleasure of working with paper, which is thought-out to the last detail! Scrapbooking to me is first of all albums. Paper Maja Design is ideal for albums. I am confident that over the years it will become more valuable. The quality of the paper on top. A collection of designs and sheets are always designed and fit together. I really like doing albums like with photos, working with emotions. So without photos while working on a composition and a certain style. Since I love the mix of media I can not help but note that the paper will withstand all tests. Embossing, sprays, pigments, mediums – in every project I add different techniques, I think, because of my work look more unique. Basically, I do work with a light touch of vintage. And also in the style of Shabby Chic, really like men and eco theme. Lately I’ve been using natural materials and inspired by the nature has given us. Many thanks for the invitation! I wish all readers of the blog of inspiration and creative success!”

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Absolutely wonderful albums..!
Kristina has been using papers from Nyhavn and Vintage Baby.


And some lovely cards..

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To make these cards, Kristina has been using papers from Vintage Summer Basics, Nyhavn, Ska Vi Ta En Fika? and Vintage Spring Basics.


You can see more of her wonderful creations here, at her blog – kristinapeshko.blogspot.se/.
Or follow her at Pinterest or Instagram.

A huge thanks to Kristina for sharing her work with us, and a huge thanks to you for visiting the blog today.

See you!


PS. Don’t forget to participate in our latest Giveaway. Use the hashtag #majadesign (or #majadesigninsweden) on your Maja-pictures in social media. Read more about it here.

Vintage Pocket Page Baby Girl Album ~ Plus a Video

Album 1

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. It’s been a while since I’ve created a mini album and I thought that now is the perfect time to do so. They do take me a while to create …but in the end the wait is worth it! I have some close friends at work who have new baby girls (who will receive this I’m not sure) so this has given me some inspiration and motivation to create an album. For this mini album I have used papers from the Vintage Baby Collection. I have also followed a tutorial to create this album. It’s a pocket page style album. It’s part of a tutorial series by My Sisters Scrapper which can be found here.

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For the front of my album, I die cut this image from It’s a Girl and used a Sizzix antique frame die to showcase it. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima blooms as well.


Throughout the album I used all of the ‘girl’ papers, ephemera cards and die cut sheets. I wanted to allow for journaling and personalisation in this album, and the journal cards make that possible.

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I also used several baby themed die cuts. The onesie section folds out and offers room for photos and also for journaling. I also used stamps to add opportunities for journaling and also to add the dates for special photos and occassions.
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This style of album had lots of interaction! I also created an envelope using my WR Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and a sheet from the 6×6 paper pad. Inside I added a little booklet for more photos and journaling.
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This is one of the back page. I used a journalling card and folded in half to create a little book. To create the closure, I stamped onto a leftover piece of patterned paper and adhered it with some foam tape.

I have created a video walkthrough of this album where I show all of the elements of this album.

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I hope that you enjoyed this album and that you’ll have a go at creating one!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.



Mini Album for Travelling

Hello crafty friends,

well, I am going to travel a lot this summer, so I decided to create something a kind of a travel book that I can take with me to put in some photos , to make the notes and save some memorablia files too. So that is why I created with mini album

NyhavnMiniAlbum_MainActually, I tried to fill it more with the papers than with the embellishments. I used Nyhavn collection -so perfect for your travelling notes.

NyhavnMiniAlbum_1I added only chipboard pieces and played a lot with my papers.

img_0156I made some envelopes and folds  – to keep some tickets or useful information files.

img_0160Also I filled it with vellum pockets and strings.

I suggest you to take the ride and enjoy the video clip I made, so that you’ve got a chance to look it through properly.

Hope you have liked it, now it’s your turn to create a travel book for yourself, isn’t it.

Products used:

Nyhavn collection – Heritage Harbour , Old Townhouses , Historical atmosphere , The sunny side , Strolling along the canal , Veteran ships , Eating out ; Wycinanka chipboard.


Baby Girl’s First Year Album

Hello there Maja Design fans! I’m in today to share a baby girl’s first year album I made for my little girl who is arriving in September, using the beautiful new Vintage Baby collection.

Here is the album cover:

And some of the details:

I made an accordion fold for the inside pages, with one side using lots of die cuts from the papers and the other with ample space for photos and journaling. The idea is to keep the whole album as simple as possible so that I have plenty of space for her photos and recording of her milestones.

And here’s the video tutorial:

And that’s all I have for today. Thank you for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

Vintage Baby: 6×6 paper pad, Expecting Baby, Cherish, Precious, Bundle of Joy, Die Cuts, Ephemera Cards, Journaling cards Pink

Other supplies: Mediums (13@rts, Shimmerz, Lindy’s Stamp Gang), chipboards (Blue Fern Studios), flowers (Prima Marketing Inc)


Baby Girl Album with the new collection

Hello crafters. Today I have one more album to share with you. It seems that I dig in album making, huge, multilayered, with many extra secret pages and pockets, anyway I enjoy creating them, so I guess that I will be busy all summer long with preserving the memories in the albums.

VintageBabyGirl_sneak So I would suggest you to take a cup of coffe or tea and enjoy watching it. If you like you can skip all the photos, and jump in to video clip ( later in this post), but this brand new collection – Baby Vintage deserves to be stared on, as the everything in it is perfect. The texture of the papers, the images , the vintage patterns, so it is always difficult for me to say what collection I love most of all. This time is not an exception, but I do like it most of all

VintageBabyGirl_Elenaolinevich1(1)This time I started working with the papers for the girl. Yes, I do like the pink also.

img_9643The collection has several cards for journalling and also fussy cutting.

VintageBabyGirl_Elenaolinevich2(1)I made several extra pages inside as I wanted to showcase the papers – the backside too, they are too beautiful.

and these floral patterns are so pretty, I even have managed to find the almost similar fabric to make them a match.

img_9618VintageBabyGirl_ElenaOlinevich4img_9624VintageBabyGirl_ElenaoLinevich4aVintageBabyGirl_ElenaOlinevich3VintageBabyGirl_ElenaOlinevich3bVintageBabyGirl_ElenaoLinevich3aimg_9626VintageBabyGirl_ElenaOlinevich5img_9628img_9645 img_9646VintageBabyGirl_ElenaOLinevich5bThis is how I ‘ve made the cover

VintageBabyGirlAlbum_Main_ElenaOlinevichand for more details , please follow a link to a video clip and enjoy it.

Products used;

Vintage Baby – Expecting, Flowers for Mum, It’s a Girl, Sweet Little Princess, Cherish, Our Little Miracle, Precious, Baby Shower, New Arrival, Special Moment, Die Cuts, Ephemera Cards, Journaling  Cards Pink, 6*6 paper pad; Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments, Wycinanka chipboard, May Arts ribbons.


Japan Mini Album

Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan1(resize)Hi Maja fans! Are you up for a mini album? Today, I’m sharing with you all an acrylic mini album featuring Maja Design “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

This time, I’ve opt for the beautiful pinkish hues to frame the gorgeous scenery of Japan. Here are some details on it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan2I’ve used the pattern papers to layer and decorate each page of this album. Here are some pages in it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan3Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan5Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan6Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic album, paints, inks, pearls, flowers, ribbons, lace, stamps, chipboard, adhesives.Vintage-Spring-Basics-PSee you soon!Irene-sign