On Your Special Day

Cathy - Summer Crush

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here and I have a card to share with you today. It’s monochromatic in colour but I hope not in mood! I have used the newest collection, Summertime Crush which is my favourite collection at the moment!

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I used a stamp from JustRite Enjoy the Day stamp set as my sentiment and die cut it with a Spellbinders ovals die. Using a distressing tool, I inked around the edges in a circular motion while the paper was still in the die using Weathered Wood Distress ink. This ink which matches the papers perfectly!

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As you can see I have used a few patterns in this card. I used Dancing the Bop (front and back) and Long Summer Nights. By matting them in white, it helps to break it up and not have the papers compete with each other. I did ink and distress each of my layers using walnut stain distress ink, one of my favourite inks.



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I used foam tape add some dimension to some of my layers. The base layer and the horizontal band was glued and everything else was attached with foam tape. I also used one the base strips from one of the papers out in the horizontal band. …don’t throw them!

Maja Design Papers Used



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog and I hope that you are having a “Special Day” today!




A Perfect Day

Hello friends!

Have you ever fallen in love with a collection of papers so much that you just cannot keep your hands off of it? Well, I am looking at the new Summer Crush collection from Maja Design and there is this mad impulse to make loads and loads of stuff from it. I guess that’s why it’s so aptly named “Summer Crush”!

This is my third project featuring these papers and I’m focusing on the pink this round after working with the teals in the previous post. It’s remarkable how easy these two colors are to work with, either together or on their own. Here is my layout, a rare one of me and the boys at the park since I’m always the person behind the camera. It’s not often I play rough with them, especially since I’m pregnant now but you can tell that we were having a lot of fun here! More like they were having a lot of fun tickling and climbing over me….It is a pleasant reminder that it’s not a must to capture the moment, but more important to live in it.  But make sure your camera settings are right so that the husband can do the capturing instead.


Now in the collection, one of the sheets actually came exactly like the background you see here. However it was too flat for my liking so I trimmed out the centre teal portion and mounted it onto another sheet with the pink checkered design. This way, I can distress the edges of my teal paper and make it more dimensional and outstanding. I would have done some stitching as well along the edges if I wasn’t such a klutz with the sewing machine. Once again, my background mixed media work was kept close and tight to the main cluster so that it doesn’t cover up the gorgeous images Marie has drawn over the page.

If you look closely, almost everything on this page is a square of some kind. The papers I used for layering are all squares of different sizes,  my chipboard frame is square, my two main sheets of patterned paper are squares, the stamped design is square… and I even found two square buttons in my stash! Now what’s up with the squares you say? I really have no idea other than it’s fun!

Some close-ups:


I just cannot get enough of those straws! In my previous post I demonstrated how to make these cute little babies and this round I’ve used the hearts and chevrons to complement the whole mood of the layout.


Layering the patterned papers and also a die cut doily to create some additional detail in my floral cluster.


The info strip which I used as a subtitle. My background work comprises of simple stenciling, painting and creating texture with distress glitter and sand grit.

That’s all I have for today. Hope you like what I have shared!

Maja Design papers used:


He picks her up, Sweetheart, Falling in love, Butterflies, Off to meet him

Other supplies:

Mediums: 13@rts, Rangers
Flowers and doily die: Prima Marketing Inc
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios
Stamps: Kaisercraft


Flower Power

Good morning Maja friends!

IMG_0482I hope you all are enjoying sunny and lazy summer days. I am already done with half of my vacation, and I am relaxing at home with my husband, crafting and reading.


Today I have a birthday card to show you, made with the new papers from the “Summer Crush” collection.



The beatiful image of the bike with the flower basket you find on one of the “Summer Crush” papers. I have decorated the card with chipboards, lace, doilies and flowers.


I wish you all some beautiful summer days! Hugs, Heidi


Baby boy card

Hello dear Maja friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with ypu today. The Vintage baby collection definetey stole my heart, so I keep creating from this wondeful, timeless collection. This time I will share with you the baby boy card. I used the paper pad, as I find them more comfortable for cardmaking.


Some close ups:

As always, I ue lots of ayeres and tiny details

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I had cut the heart from a wool felt, so the card has really different textures in it- felt, chipboard. lace, flowers, resin and of course the gorgeous Maja design papersbaby_boy_july-det3

Vintage Baby collection itself:



Wishes Layout

Wishes Layout by Irene Tan1(resize)Hello Maja fans! Today, I would like to share with you a layout featuring Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection. I love the purple hues in this collection. It is so luscious and romantic!Wishes Layout by Irene Tan2I’ve used several stamps to add details to this layout.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan5To make it more soft and romantic, I’ve added some gorgeous flowers by Petaloo.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan3

Hope you all like this layout! See you soon!

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection; Others: Clear Scraps masks and acrylic border, acrylic paints, texture paste, crystals, Petaloo flowers, stamps, adhesivesFika-PIrene-sign


Hello there, Elena is here with you today.

Such a busy summertime for me this year, I can’t wait for August when I can take a breath and relax. I really need some quiet time just for myself and though this year was extremely hard, I still feel the necessity for tenderness. And here is my layout made for one of my class sample, but I really love it to every bit.

AnnouncementI think this layout reflects the original idea of the papers Marie has created for this collection. Vintage Summer Basics is one of my favourite one, though I am in love with each of them, but when I need to create something feminine and soft I always turn to this one.

CloseIt has such a romantic vintage look, absolutely perfect for some old photos or those that you want to keep for ages.

close2Those roses are shabby and fade enough to tell you a lullaby or a beautiful poem

IMG_2296Anyway I added some paint and stamping, it doesn’t look as a mixed media one.

IMG_2305I hope that you are enjoying your summer days and encourage you to create something soft and delicate too.

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics – 1922.1925. 1932, 1911 bs.

Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments, stamps; Shimmerz Dazzlerz paste


Mood Board July & August

Dear Maja fans,

We hope you have a fabulous time out there..!
It is time for a new Mood Board challenge.


And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below August 26th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks. Please make sure that your picture is the size of 600×600 dpi. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name. Please feel free to send us more than one picture, but NOTE that we need them as a photo collage (also the size 600×600 dpi). Include your full name, address and phone number in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12.
We need your creation August 26th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

Some inspiration from our fabulous Creative Team;

CardH_Pascale CardV_Pascale
Made by Pascale

Cathy- MoodboardMade by Cathy

wedding pic2 wedding picture
Made by Rachelle

july mood bopard card
Made by Jennifer

Made by Iris

Made by Maja

Made by Irene

Good luck everyone! See you soon.



A Little Life In The Country

Life In the Country
Hi everyone.  Jennifer Snyder here today making a rare appearance on the blog.  I am usually “behind the scenes” these days doing Social Media for Maja Design, but wanted to share my summer fun.  These are some cards I made using Maja’s Life in the Country. 
Gosh this is such a classic, fresh fun summer collection.  When I look at it, I feel like having a picnic and celebrating with a plateful of strawberries ( I cannot lie, I’d like some dipped in chocolate too.)
Here is my first card – inspired after picking strawberries.  I looked at the papers and they made me feel like I was back outside in the sunshine with my basket.  One strawberry in my mouth and one in the basket…one more in my mouth and one more in the basket.  The best way to pick.  
 Life In the Country Card 1
This card features “In My Flower Bed” , “Kitchen
Garden” , and “In the Hammock”.  I also added a touch of raffia for a country look. 
Super simple to make – lots of layers, add a touch of raffia, and top with die cut leaves, flowers, bow and wood embellie. 
 Life in the Country – Card 2
July in the United States is a time to celebrate the national colors.  I created a clean and simple card with a bit of a folk art design. 

                                 Life in the Country – Card 3

This card also has plenty of layers in neutral tones with the red from “Porch” paper popping some color into the card.  The neutral paper is called “Read A Book”.  

 Life in the Country – Card 4
My last card is also a bit of Americana

Where can you purchase Maja Design Papers? 

So where can you find gorgeous collections like Life in the Country? Maja Design collections are sold all around the world – 33 countries and growing.  You can find a store using the helpful Store Finder link to help you shop.  

Store Finder Link can be found here

Thanks for stopping here today.



Precious Darling

Goodmorning Maja fans,

Today it’s my turn on the blog and I would like to show you a layout of our little dog! This time I used the pretty *NEW* Summer Crush collection, I never thought I could use this collection without beach or pictures which has summer all over it but I did.20150715_084551 I started making the flowers by cutting them out with a die and by using “He gives her flowers”, “Flirty” & “Long summer nights” papers. Then I sprayed them with water and folded them into tiny balls to unfold them later on. It gives them more dimension that way and also a distressed shabby look. 20150715_08472220150715_084714The pretty chipboard I used is from Imaginarium Designs {new releases} that I got in my mailbox this morning they go so well with this collection WOW :-) I treated them with some Lindy’s embossing powders. I have to say I am in love with the new collection I have so many ideas boiled up in my mind. 20150715_08470820150715_084704For the edges of my layout I also used a die this time one from Cheery Lynn Designs with some cute little hearts in them matching the papers. For the base of my layout I took out the “Off to meet him” sheet and stamped, sprayed & paste on it. 20150715_08461020150715_084601And for some detail I added a bunch of pearls into the centers of the pasted parts and it looks so pretty it just finishes my layout even though I think it’s kind off empty lol 20150715_084556 Maja Design papers used: 10734052_10155758032160603_1301589641574848927_oThank you so much for your visit today and don’t forget to come back this Saturday for the reveal of the new mood board it’s “a great one” I can tell you, so don’t miss it 😉