Highlights during the past year…


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

31 December, 2016 -

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Hi there..!

Wow, it’s already the end of December and this year is coming to an end.
It has been 12 amazing month and we have seen so many wonderful talents here on the blog.
To our supertalented Creative Team, who has given us some great daily inspiration throughout the whole year – You are truly amazing! ♥

We have also had the pleasure of having some fantastic Guest Designers who has brought flavor to the blog with their beautiful projects. Add to that some wonderful inspiration by our special featured guest, all found through their dedicated tagging (@majadesign) in social media. (Keep up the tagging, so that we can find you, and maybe feature you too.. ♥)

WHAT A GREAT YEAR it’s been!

I have pick out some of the most appreciated projects from 2016. It’s a mix of the most liked on Instagram, most talked about on Facebook, most pinned at Pinterest or most commented on the blog. Let us enjoy them all once again:


by Nancy DynesLIve Laugh Love by Gabrielle Pollacco

by Silje Kristin Aunan

You&Me by Delaina Burnsby Maja Novak

by Rachelle Sigurdsonby Evgenia Petzerby Tina Ollettby Mary Cattby Camilla S Bakkeby Jennifer Snyderby Bec Genet

I hope you’ve been inspired by these wonderful creations – I surely have..! ♥

I also want to seize the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year..! I hope you have had a wonderful, inspirational year with us, here on the blog and in social media.

From the bottom of our hearts – THANK YOU for using our papers, for sharing your creations and for making MajaDesign grow even larger and over the whole world. ♥ See you next year..!

With love,


Live Love Laugh & Celebrate You


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

30 December, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed your time spent with family at Christmas. Oh boy is it cold here in The Netherlands brrr so that’s why I made some simple wintery cards to show you all made out of scraps. From time to time I love to use my leftover Maja Design papers and make something pretty this time I made these cards.


I used some different brand flowers and a bunch of sprays and pastes on my cards! Also I added some Dusty Attic chippies to complete my cards hope you like them!



Maja Design papers used I wish: You lots of Love and Happiness, You lots of Love and Happiness bs & for a Holly Jolly Christmas bs,


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Thank you so much for being here with us today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, happy & warm 2017! I can’t wait what 2017 will bring hopefully all that I said above…..



Christmas cakes that won’t make you fat:)


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

29 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I would love to show you small gift boxes that are made in a shape of a slice of a cake. Mine are Christmas themed.

These are perfect small compliments to any gift and even the adults are so surprised and interested to look inside, the kids are even more excited! (This is a die from Sizzix, Eileen Hull collection they cut the cardboard, so they are pretty strong and stable)blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_designLots of layers, I just love those snowmen

blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det1 blue_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det2and the second one:




ribbons, flowers, so glitter and pearls- this mixture is just perfect for almost any occasionred_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det2 red_christmas_slice_petzer_maja_design_det3

and two of them together:


Home for the holidays collection:

As this is my last post for 2016 I want to wish all o you the very best in 2017! Am it be the good year for all of us and our families!

me and my little fellow are ready for New Year (in Russia we celebrate it as a main Winter holiday)


Sittin’ here holding a snowflake


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

28 December, 2016 - ,

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Hi there! How are you? I really hope you are having a lovely holiday. I know this time of year can be sad for many, often because the ones they have dear are not here anymore. I really miss my mother who passed away three years ago, especially at this time of year. She loved everything about Christmas, and mostly because she could bring the family together. I think that is an important thing I have learned from her, and that I can be better at. Just to spend time with family and loved ones. But I am not that good cook that she was 🙂


Some nights ago I went to my friend Audhild, and we sat down colouring together with two other friends. It was so nice. And even if I sat there for hours, this image was the only one I had time to colour. I really love the blue and brown colours in the “Home for the holidays” collection. And felt it was perfect for little Tilda here (Tilda with sock puffs).


I made some poststamps with the sheet called “Love the snow” and a die from Magnolia (Vintage Box, 3rd edition). The little snowmen are really cute.


The snowflake and the stars are from a banner from Wycinanka. If you look closely on the card you can see that I have tore the paper and put a lace and some more papers inside. But as always I decorate too much, so that it is difficult to spot what I had planned to show you 🙂


Here in the west part of Norway we haven’t had snow yet. I am longing for some snow now, not only rain. We have had the extreme weather Urd howling around our house. But luckely it was not strong enough to make any damage around here.


I hope you enjoyed looking at my card today. Wish you a lovely day. And since I will be in the Maja Design Creative Team for another year (Yay, soooo proud! A big thanks to Camilla and Marie for having me!), I will be making a new post in two weeks.

But before I end, I will show you the papers I have used for my project:

Big warm Christmas hugs from,


Santa’s List Card!


Posted by Nancy Dynes

27 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello, my friends! I hope you had a blessed Christmas! I’m thrilled to be sharing a project on the Maja Design Blog today. This is the last of my 2016 series of dimensional cards using Maja Design’s festive ‘I Wish’ collection. Sunday was truly the very first day of Christmas, so the way I see it we’re still firmly in the midst of season.

Santa is the front and center of this card as he studies his list in preparation for his holiday deliveries.

Each layer is distressed, layered, stitched, and popped up using foam adhesive.


The image of Santa and the holiday ornaments are fussy cut from the paper collection.

Snow frosted holiday greenery, berries, and a twine bow add finishing touches.


The lace trim is created with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Supplies Used: Twine, Holiday Greenery and Berries, Foam Adhesive, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting! It’s a great honor to share my card with you. I want to thank you with all my heart for your kind comments. I am humbled and forever grateful to be a part of such a fabulous crafty family. I can’t wait to see what y’all are working on as we head into the New Year. I send wishes for many cozy days of crafting!



Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.