A Card for you…

Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-Nov. Happy Monday! Marilyn here with you today to share this card that I made with the new A Gift For You collection. I chose the “made by Me”  as my card base paper and I cut out some tags, illustration, and cards from “Santa with love” paper.

Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-Nov-.jpg-1 I worked with two different stencil, Ranger distress ink, Color Blooms and molding paste in the background.DSC_7853-1


I made layers in my card with some lace from Tresor de Luxe and 2Crafty Chipboards.


I used the bottom edge of the paper to add it to the bottom of  my card as you can see in the photo.



You will find a variety of pretty tags in “from Santa with love” paper.

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Supplies: A Gift for You: from Santa with love, made by me. 2Crafty Chipboards, Tresor de Luxe-lace, Prima – flower, die cut, Color Bloom, molding paste, gesso, Martha Steward-punches.

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Happy cousins with Camilla

Hi all! I have made a new Maja Design layout. This time I used the Coffee in the Arbour collection.Happy cousins - MDTo frame the photo I used some flowers and some die cuts together with a bow made of seam binding.

Happy cousins1I have torn a bit in the Maja Design papers to make some Tresors de Luxe lace visable.

Happy cousins2Products used: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers (Butterflies are free, Lovely weather), lace (Tresors de Luxe), flowers (Prima Marketing), seam binding, dies (Magnolia)Camilla-sign

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.



A Gift For You

Morning Maja friends! Andrea here with you today bringing some Christmas goodness in the form of ‘A Gift For You’ papers…the latest release from Maja Designs. I had some beautiful crochet lace and gingham ribbon that I thought would look lovely intertwined with each other…so here’s the result of my inspiration: MajaNov6I used images from the ‘from Santa with love’ papers and roughed up the edges. The silver holly leaves are from a Christmas ornament that I broke down into its many pieces. Each year after Christmas, I scour the stores for clearance ornaments, usually the ones with lots of details, and use them for parts. It’s a great way to find little chochkies to add to your cards. To the gingham bow, I added a double twine bow and some velvet jingle bells. The edges are a cut up frame from Spellbinders Detailed Scallops set. The original dies did not fit around my card, so I cut out two smaller designs and adjusted them up to fit around the edges. (The back of the card is not so pretty…). Finally, I added some Zva Creative pearls. There is no stamping and the only sentiment is the one on the bottom which is the bottom strip to ‘given from the heart’ papers.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Andrea-sign

Scrapping Greens & Creams

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using a variety of Maja design collections.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors to scrap, but lately I’ve been scrapping a lot of pinks and purples.  I thought it was high time to play with some of my old favorite green toned papers mixed with some soothing neutrals.

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I love the warm green in the Ska vi ta en Fika collection, so I used one as my backdrop for my layout design.  I then chose one of the neutral papers from the same collection for my next layer.  I wanted to play a bit with the side edges so I chose to use a chipboard Zipper design From Dusty Attic, moistened the sides of the papers and pulled back the paper in the center, creating small pleats.  I then attached the zipper chipboard pieces (painted with some Bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) and glued it behind the edges of the paper.  The title and the number chippies are from Dusty Attic as welll.

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There are some tag images in the Walking in the forest collection, so I cut these out to used along the top of the photo as a page accent and a place to put a little journaling.  I also cut another tag out of a Coffee In the Arbour paper and stamped one of my Signature Word stamps ‘fabulous’ that I recently released.  (My word stamps can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

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I wanted to keep the page accents naturalistic so I chose a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Wildflowers #3 to add alongside my photo of my two little great nieces.

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And finally in the corner of the photo I accented with a few blooms from a tin of flowers from Recollections.  I did a bit of background stamping as well with some green Moss Lawn color from Ingvild Bolme.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m Applen, Havrerujor, Pratstund), Walking in the Forest (Klippark, Flannel Shirt), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Vintage Frost Basics (Days of December), Coffee in the Arbour (Feel the Grass Between Your Toes).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today!  Hope you get a chance to play today! xo




Hi there, Maja Fans!

Maja welcomes you to the blog today and invites to have a look a some celebrations cards.

I know many of you are cardmakers, so I thought I’d share some inspiration using the small paper pad as the images and designs are scaled down and thus are perfect for cards and small projects. I chose the Coffee in the Arbour collection – and here’s what I came up with. The first card is a wedding one:

mdwedbI used the branch sheet for the background…

mdwedb1…as it looked very natural with the cute little birdhouse scene I created using a set of MFT dies:

mdwedb2For more interest, I gave the card the easel form:

mdwedb3The sentiment is the chipboard words. As the final touch, I added droplets of crystal perlen pen all over the card :)

mdwedb4The other card is for my mother-in-law’s birthday. She’s really a sweet loving woman and so I thought the image with a sweet cupcake would be perfect :)

mdtesI layered several papers and mounted the machine-sewn image on 3D foam for more dimension:

mdtes1I also accented the cupcake details with glitter and traced its contours with a superfine marker to make it pop out of the scene:

mdtes2I added a few miniroses that match the ones in the pciture:

mdtes3I also die-cut a little box for the gift we’re planning to give her:

mdtes4I hope she’d like the set – do you? :)


Maja Design papers: Coffee In The Arbour small paper pad. Other: dies: MFT, Spellbinders, Sizzix; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec; lace: my stash.


Thank you for looking in today, drop by tomorrow as well :)



time to fly

It’s been a long time since a made a canvas/layout.
Made this one for my youngest daughter, Yiscka
with the beautiful Crea Diem collection from Maja design.
The closer the date of Yiscka’s leaving to the States, the more sentimental I become!! :)
She had to take some photo’s for all the legal documents, not her usually sunny self and she really hates this one, but he…..thought it was a beautiful photo anyway and had to be scrapped!
(note: she forgave me for using it! LOL)

-Time to fly-
Go where you need to.
Explore the world.
Live your life but always
remember your way home.

I started this layout with layering some cut out strips from the Crea Diem collection.

Created the background with modeling paste and a clock template.
Used the fushia color from Shimmerz paints and some black acrylic paint.
The gorgeous butterfly is from Scrap-Unlimited and got two coats of gesso before randomly painted with the fushia. Added some pearls on the butterfly.

Lovely -home- resin from Prima.

Ab imo pectore = with all my heart / uit de grond van mijn hart
A piece of the bottom strip.

I wanted to add some extra color for more contrast and choose some lime colored touches in the flowers and pearls. The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and the painted twigs are from 13Arts.

Some extra touches with gesso.

I used the following papers:
Ord flyger bort
Den oersattliga tiden
Fylld av karlek (+bottom strip)

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Grandma and me

I shot this photo of Joel and his grandma and thought I’d make a framed layout out of it.

I have used the lovely Vintage Spring Basics and Life By The Sea for this layout.I have used dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and Prima flowers. Bling from Zva Creative, punch from Martha Stewart, frame die from Nestabilities, chipboard frame from Scrap FX. Mask from Prima, Pan Pastels for the background.Flocked rub-ons and doily die from Prima. The blue paper that I have used as a photo mat is from the Life By The Sea collection 6×6 paper pad. The rest is from Vintage Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad, except for the background 1st of March.This zipper die by Marianne Design is too cute. I added some stitches, lace and details from Prima.And the last close up.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!Jenny


Simply The Best

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the blog today, it’s Maja here to share a layout :)

I must admit I don’t like early Christmas. I don’t like Christmas trees and Santas in shops since November, I don’t start making Christmas cards in August. The long tradition in my family is to decorate the Christmas tree on the Christmas Eve morning, not a day earlier! :) (well, we do keep it throughout January so we have plenty of time to cherish the festive look of the house ;) ) And I love it that way :) But that doesn’t mean I won’t use Christmas papers when they are released in October – just have a look at this LO:

thebestYep, that’s A Gift For You! :) I just love the mini houndstooth pattern paper and I knew I would be using it first of all since I opened my DT box :D So let’s take a closer look. I used my favourite colour combo: white-gray-mint/teal, I think it’s a really refreshing mix :) First I stamped some script motives on the paper and then added stars using a stencil and white gesso:

thebest1I added strips of washi tape with various patterns, tore the background paper and folded it out for some interesting dimension. I matted my multiphoto sheet with pieces of papers – I coloured the newspaper paper with my custom-made glimmer mist ;) See that little “you” tag? I snipped it from the signature strip :) And look at those miniglasses – here’s a funny story to them. Filip always wanted to have “something medical”, but it’s been always Kuba who got to wear corrective insoles, glasses and had his teeth varnished. Filip feels neglected by doctors and to cheer him up I “gave” him the glasses – I wish you could see the look on his face when he saw that! LOL

thebest2I coloured the chipboard words o the title with various mists and surrounded it with flowers:

thebest3thebest4I even used the Christmas tags :) so that the holiday motives are hidden :)

thebest5I have a real problem storing my layouts as the albums are so bulky and for some time now I’ve been trying to reduce my need for dimension ;) So here’s a side look – I did my best!

thebest6Do you use your Christmas papers for non-Christmas projects too?


Maja Design papers: A Gift For You: When the snow is falling bs, Wrapped in old newspaper, Wrapped in old newspaper bs, Die cut sheet. Other: stamp: Prima; stencil: Memory Box; flowers: Prima; chipboard: Scrapiniec, washi tapes: Tim Holtz, Dekoracyjna Taśma; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; charms: Prima, my stash.

See you :)


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:


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!


Thanks for your visit,

See you soon,