layout of my girl

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a layout of my youngest daughter, Yiscka.
In 9 days she will be back from her adventure in the States.
She ended her internship and hopefully she will get her diploma this summer!
Pfffff….almost 7 months without my girl…it’s been hard but I couldn’t be more proud of her!
So this page is for her….made with love.


For this page I used the Vintage Baby collection.
I wanted to show you the versatility of the papers.
This baby collection is not only for little ones but also perfect for your older babies!!
Didn’t take the pink papers but I choose to work with the blue and brown ones.
The background was created with a mix of gesso and some of the Magic powder from 13arts. Made the mixture quite thick to get the crackle effect.
The splashes of ink in the background were made with Distress stain from Tim Holtz.


Had a wooden heart in my stash and just gave it a coat of gesso and some ink.
Also added some brown pearls.


Added these Prima flowers, one colored with some blue paint from 13arts.


This word, special, came from the bottom strip of the Ephemera cards sheet.


Those lovely butterflies are from Prima.
Printed and cut the title and outlined the edges with a brown fineliner.


Papers used:
Sweet little Prince
Journaling cards
Die cuts
Ephemera cards

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


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..

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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.


Altered Frame

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Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. For my project today I have a frame to share with you. I created this frame for my classroom as I wanted to inspire my students as well as add something beautiful to the space. It’s always nice to have some home decor pieces in learning spaces. I bought an inexpensive frame and decorated it using papers from the limited edition Nyhavn Collection.

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I used Heritage Harbour as my background and created the splatters using Prima Splatter stamps. I covered some Kaisercraft words with Historical Atmosphere and Like a Colourful Bouquet papers and inked the edges with Prima dark bark inks. To finish I painted the sides of the words with Kaisercraft mango paint.

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I used some chipboard pieces and altered them by applying chalk inks and distress inks.

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To add some colour, I added some flowers. I have had these Prima daisies in my stash for a while and I added some die cut leaves as well as a twine bow to add texture. I used La La Land open leaf flourish and Elizabeth Craft curvy leaf dies.

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I repeated the flowers in the opposite corner but picked up on the orange from the letters. I have used quite a few Prima flowers and the same dies to create the leaves in the cluster. I adhered everything using Prima art basics soft matt gel…it’s my favourite adhesive at the moment!

Maja Design Papers Used


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


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,  

Precious Baby Girl Layout

Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 01(resize)Hello Maja Fans! It’s Irene here again and for today’s post, I’m going to share with you all a layout which I’ve created using the latest release, “Vintage Baby collection” by Maja Design.

This is an acrylic based layout. I’ve used a very old photograph of my daughter, Chloe, to create this layout.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 04To embellish this layout, I’ve used a couple of acrylic embellishment and stamped images.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 02These beautiful flowers by Petaloo adds some warmth to this layout.Precious Baby Girl Layout by Irene Tan 03Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Baby collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic and stencils, Petaloo flowers, Vilda Stamps stamps, inks, pearls, ribbon, lace, paper doily, liquid pearls, texture paste, markers, adhesives. Hope to see you again soon!



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.



Honouring my heritage

I’m so very grateful to my Grandmother for sharing her story and saved keepsakes with me. Those moments when she and my mum tells me about how things were back then are highly treasured and a great source of inspiration to me. Can you imagine she even allowed me to share this treasure with the whole (scrapbooking-) world?!
Let me tell some of my hidden secrets…

During the World war two my Grandfather served in the military. While spending all this time away from his family he wrote the most beautiful poems and letters to my Grandmother. I’ve enjoyed the great honour of being allowed to use some of those in my paper-designing as well. You can find fragments of them in the background of the Vintage Basic papers…
Vintage-basics-heritagemormorToday our beloved Grandmother is turning 91 and I just have to send her a greeting  HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANNY!

So everyone, let’s make sure to keep our memories safe and pass them on to the next generation… They will be someone’s treasured heritage.


Bundle of joy

Hey there!
Just few weeks ago a kind DHL guy came with a special delivery – a box of the most yummy pastel deliciousness, 2 sets of Vintage Baby collection. I just had to reach for one my favorite photos from my daughter’s baby time and use it again in a layout.
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It’s just amazing, how effortless it is to combine MD patterns-the papers coordinate so beautifully so it hardly requires any planning. I have used 2 sheets here, both front and backsides and I also kept the border strip in the base paper. I have added some stamping and stencil just to fill up the arrangement without covering the beautiful paper patterns too much. I have also few small pieces of Crea Diem papers, I always use this collection to add black and white accents.

Supplies Maja Design:
Vintage Baby- Flowers for Mum, Cherish
Crea Diem-Det skrivna består
Supplies others:
Mask-Prima, flowers-Wild Orchid Crafts, Feather – Blue Fern Studios, Gesso-13arts

Thanks for stopping by today!
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