Scrapping Favorite Colors

Captured Harvest

Hello Maja fans!  It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest page design using some of my favorite Maja papers.  I don’t know about you but I personally have certain favorite color combinations I like to use and one of them is Plums/Purples/Greens.  That’s why Ska vi ta en Fika? is a collection I go back to again and again when I’m scrapping a page design.


I used three papers from this collection:  Favoriter (both front and backside), En Kopp Te, and Soders Hojder.  I used Favoriter as the matting/frame paper, cutting out the inside and using the backside for the creamy banner piece I used behind the photo.  I used Soders Hojder for matting the photo and for the circle accents and I used En Kopp Te-bs as the main background paper.

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I used a Dusty Attic chipboard as a corner accent on this page.  I first painted it with Gesso to give it a good base for my color tints.  Then I inked the chipboard with Ingvild Bolme’s Moss Green and Branch Bark inks.

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I made the banner design by using the backside of the ‘Favoriter’ paper, cutting a strip and cutting a ‘V’ grove into the bottom of it.  I like to do a little machine stitching to my cut outs to give them a nice finish.  I also used a circle stamp (a design by Janene Meyerowitz) on the Soders Hojder paper and cut little circle accents for my page design.

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I always like to added a little texture to my page designs, for this one I used a Crafter’s Workshop stencil called ‘Mini North Star’ with some home made texture paste.  I finished the look with some coordinating green adhesive pearls.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it! I made this page using products from a page kit package from The Scrapbook Diaries, you can get your page kit with a video tutorial with step by step instructions on how I made up this page by visiting their store.   Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design blog today!


Theme Collections All the Year Round

Welcome to the blog today, Maja Fans :)

It’s Maja here to share two cards with which I mean to prove you can use Maja Design theme collections all the year round :)

I love playing with theme papers and use them for other occassions too. Thus you don’t need to put your Christmas papers away for a year in January :) For instance, would you say this wedding card was made using Vintage Winter papers?

mdwBut it is! :) I used the brown, red and cream sheets for the gorgeous ornate background:

mdw1I stamped some crackles onto the top layer and added a bunch of roses, resin frame and metal butterflies:

mdw2Then I added vintage ribbon sprayed with golden mist to match the frame colour:

mdw3For the backround bottom layers you can use even theme-patterned papers, details such as snowflakes or Santa Clauses won’t be visible clearly ;)

Supplies: Vintage Winter: Chocolate, December, Season’s Greetings.  Other: resin frame: RetroKraft Shop; stamps: Kaisercraft, Lemonade; butterflies: Trimcraft; flowers&leaves, ribbon: from my stash.


But this doesn’t apply to winter/Christmas papers only. This baby boy welcome card is used with the marine papers :)

mdmajWell, OK, this one is to some extent marine-themed, but I could have omitted the little whale and washi tape and it would look just as ordinary baby boy card, right? :)

mdmaj1I layered several stripes and stars design, die-cut the onesie and coloured it with Promarkers to give it some dimension and matted it with a piece of cheesecloth. Can you see those cute tiny button brads? :)

mdmaj2I used a piece of paper with the signature stripe visible – aren’t those little elements really useful?

mdmaj3Supplies: Life by the Sea: The East Coast, Marina Hovering bs, Islands and Skerries bs, Regatta bs. Other: dies: Sizzix, Poppy Stamps; brads: Making Memories; washi tape: Dekoracyjna Taśma; charm, cheesecloth, linen string: from my stash.

See you!


altered wooden clock

Hi there Maja friends!
It’s my turn on the blog today and I want to share this clock with you today.
Found this clock at a local store (Action) and it just had to be altered! lol
For this project I used the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

I did a bit of fussy cutting for the front of the clock, making sure the lovely lady stayed in tact. The No.XVI clock sheet is perfect for some extra embellishments.

The beautiful papers on the sides.

Just love to add some kind of jewelry to my projects. Here I used a piece of a necklace.

The gorgeous big tulle flowers are from 13Arts.
I used the No.III sheet for the rolled roses.

The clocks from the No.XVI sheet.

The top of the clock with an arrangement of tulle and paper flowers.

Rolled two pieces of paper for an extra element on top.

Papers used: No.I, No.III, No.XVI.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

For a very special friend

The summer is nearly gone, but we still enjoy +23 degrees here on the west coast of Sweden. It’s very easy to dream of roses and gardens in full bloom.

I have created a card and a mini-album for a very dear friend of mine. I know that Sofiero is one of her favourite collections, and since she is a pink girl it’s all about pink…elena

I have used an embossing folder and Spellbinders Borderabilities dies for this card. elena2Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts. The seam ribbon has been colourized with Distress Stain. Chipboard by Blue Fern and the butterfly has been cut out with a Martha Stewart punch.elena3And here’s what the card looks like on the inside.

I am not very good at making mini-albums. They take me forever. I have literally worked for years on some albums. This, however, was not THAT time consuming, considering Sofiero was released last year. :) elena1I have cut out the grid by hand using a knife and glued it to the background paper. I have used a Martha Stewart punch, metal by Tim Holtz and pearls from Pearl Maker.

elena2The white Prima flower is one of my favourites. The little cage was given to me as a present from another dear friend. And now I pass it on to another friend, spreading the love and friendship over the globe.elena3And here’s the first spread. elena3aI have used punches by Martha Stewart and dies by Spellbinders. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. elena3bA little poem and more dies. elena4Second spread with a quote to the left and some borders to the right.elena5The little fairy got a shabby paint and some pearls. elena6Third spread…elena6aI have used texture paste on the background and Crackle Paint on the chipboard butterflies. The pearls have been cut out from a Prima bling.elena6bThe right side… More die cuts and chipboard.elena7And the last pages…elena7aI really liked creating that dress. I have used three layers of tulle in different colours. elena7bClose up… The textured letters are from a Prima sheet.elena7cThe last page has a pocket with tags…elena8 elena9

I have used all papers in the Sofiero collection. I hope you got inspired and see you in two weeks! Jenny

Halloween Banner

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again.  Today I would like to share a Halloween banner that I created using papers from both the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Winter paper collections.

Halloween banner

I started by picking out the papers that I wanted to use to cover the Ranger tags that I would be using in the banner.


I adhered the papers onto both sides of the tags, inked the edges and then decided on the various embellishments that I wanted to incorporate.


I knew that I wanted to use some the heritage photos that are on the Heritage paper in the Vintage Autumn Basics collection…but I wanted to give them a Halloween flair.

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So, after I cut out the pictures I wanted to use, I added some hats.

witch hats

I used some ephemera pages from Glitz Designs in between my tags to further create the Halloween atmosphere.

center frame

To create the spider web effect, I simply used my hot glue to draw out spider web lines.  The fine strands of hot glue that normally irritate me so, just added to the spider web effect.


Particular papers used here included:  Vintage Autumn basics:  front & back of No. IX, No. XXI (front), and front & back of No. X;  Vintage Winter paper used:  Vi Onskar Er – Wishing You (back).


Other supplies used for this project included:  hole punch; Tombow Permanent adhesive; hot glue & glue gun; Glitz Design ephemera paper; Prima packaging; Prima flowers; EK Success flourish stickers; small orange frame from Michaels; Tim Holtz metal “Halloween” adornments; TH Distress Stain in Persimmon; Prima chalk ink in Dry Sand, Rusty Bucket, Branch Bark, & Black Coal; natural twine; Martha Stewart black lace; and buttons & ribbon from my personal stash.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my latest creation.  I hope something here has inspired you to create something amazing today!

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A home decor item..

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Welcome to Maja Design Blog!

Larissa here sharing a new project featuring the gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour & Spring Basics lines by Maja Design.





These lines were perfect to help me decorating this lovely window:


I have used a lot of cutouts and die cut flowers and leaves to add interest to this wooden piece.

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window 3


I have also included a few Prima flowers (yellow vine), blings and shabby chic resins here…

window 4

Finished it with a touch of liquid pearls and gesso!

wondow detail

I hope you like this project and all its dimension!

Thank you so much for your visit!

See you soon,


Little Princess

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did….


I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection



The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. The resins are from Prima,& the flowers are Prima & Petaloo. Here are some closeups of detail…..


Shows some distressed layers,punch work & hand stitching…


I used picket fence crackle on most of the chipboard….






Here is my next LO,using Vintage Autumn Basics & Fika Collections


Vintage Basics



The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,I also used Dusty Attic’s sketch for Sept. Here are some closeups of detail…











Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Garden 2014

Hello,today I am doing a extra post,to give Heather some well deserved me time. Heather & I both love to Scrapbook, and we also share, the love of gardening. So as I was working on this, I was thinking that Heather must be seeing the first signs of Spring, as I am seeing the first signs of fall.I have a huge yard,so I like to use large foliage plants. My garden colors are in all shades of green,purples oranges & yellow. I asked Heather what her garden colors were, & like me Heather has her greenery,but uses pinks,white & blues for her pops of color…..


I used the Walking in the Forrest Collection….




The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..


I did some ripping,distressing & hand-stitching.I also did some stencil work using TCW confetti (6×6) & Viva  modelling cream…..


I inked all the edges of the paper, with vintage photo, distress stain. I also used the stain on the fence,& chicken wire……



I painted the foliage with DA forrest paint,& once that dried, I applied TA lime twist & olive, I used chestnut liquid pearls for the berry’s.Most of the flowers are Petaloo,the orange roses are Prima.

Here are some more close ups….








The butterflies are from LittleScrapShop….


Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Sept Happy Monday!!  I have two layouts to share with you today that I made with the beautiful Vintage Spring Basics collection.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Sept-1 I draped one of the papers to create dimension and decorated with these pretty laces from Tresor de Luxe.



I love this paper with the roosters, it is the (2nd of March) paper and I added it texture with a stencil and molding paste.



My title is a chippie by 2Crafty Chipboard.  Supplies:  Vintage Spring Basics(2nd and 3rd of March papers), 2Crafty Chipboard, Tresor de Luxe-laces/flowers.

Marilyn Rivera- Maja Design-Tresor de Luxe-August

I selected the blue and brown colors of the same collection Vintage Spring Basics for my second page.  These photos are a lovely memory when my boy was starting to crawl many years ago and it go perfect with these papers. I made different techniques here like draped , stamping and distress paper.Marilyn Rivera- tresor de Luxe-August-1

My frames are chippies from 2Crafty Chipboard and I cover the top of my page with a tulle lace that I painted, stamped and added some pearls. I traced and cut some feather from the 6th of April paper to use them like embellishments around my photos.Marilyn Rivera- tresor de Luxe-August-2 Supplies: Vintage Spring Basics-(4th of March, 6th of April) papers, Tresor de Luxe-flowers and tulle lace, 2Crafty Chipboard, Prima stamps, Ranger inks.

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Summer with Camilla

Hi! I hope you are all having a great weekend. This time I have created a layout using the Vintage Spring Basics collection. The three papers are layered on top of each other. And that’s one thing I love about Maja Design papers – they are so easily matched.

Sommar - MD As you can see I tore the paper sort of randomly so that all three papers are visable.

Sommar - MD1 A close-up of the top of the page. Lovely papers, right?

Sommar - MD2 And to decorate my page I used some flowers, cheese cloth, seam binding and different metal pieces and resins.

Sommar - MD3I also created some patterns on the paper by using a mask and some texture paste.

Sommar - MD4 A final close-up of the embellishments that together with the chipboard circle frame the photo.

Sommar - MD5 Products used: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics papers (2nd of May, 3rd of May and 4th of May), Blue Fern Studios chipboard frame, flowers (Prima), seam binding, cheese cloth, alpha stickers (Prima), resins (Prima), metal cage (Prima), mask (Prima), texture pasteCamilla-sign