Summertime by the Sea


Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 June, 2019 - ,

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Hello Maja Design Fans, hope you are enjoying your Summertime, as I do

I am looking forward to my vacation by the Sea, and reviewing the pictures taken past Summer.

I did some fussy cutting from the papers Summertime collection. I like it has the florals and marine theme papers.


I also used the die cut frames to create the place for my 3 photo cards and made some coloring on the background

I’ve added only 2 flowers as the embellishments. The papers are great to create your own embellishments , I like especially the bicycles.

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Winner of the June Mood board


Posted by Marie

29 June, 2019 - ,

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Hello dear MajaDesign friends!
The lovely month of June is coming to an end and Summertime is here. It’s about time to reveal the winner of this month’s Mood board. There were lots of amazing entries this time! Thank you all for that ♥. It is always a pleasure to see what you make of the papers.

During July and August our Mood board challenge will have a little summer break. But no despair, there will be a new insprational board to play with on the 1st of September.
We hope to see you all back then!

Here is a little reminder of what the June Mood board looked like:

And here are all the lovely entries for:

Silvia Murillo Vieitez from Spain

Angelica.G from Sweden

Ans Gilbert Nederland

Caroline van Sluis from The Netherlands

Cristina Graça from Portugal

Cristina Graça from Portugal

Hege Annie Simonsen from Norge

Katie Kempton from Canada

Katie Kempton from Canada


Linda-Marie Johansson from Sweden

Linda-Marie Johansson from Sweden

Linda-Marie Johansson from Sweden

Linda-Marie Johansson from Sweden

Linda-Marie Johansson from Sweden

Macarena from Poland

Monika Graf from Switzerland

Natalie Grantham from the UK

Nicole Lacoste fromCanada

Randi Thorsen from Norway

Reetta Heimonen from Finland

Stephanie Brown from Canada

Susannah McManus from Scotland

Susannah McManus from Scotland

Tove Tangvald Ryd from Norway

Tove Tangvald Ryd from Norway


Great work every one!

The first winner is…






For her lovely inovative interpretation of the mood board;  Susannah McManus from Scottland!!!!!

Susannah McManus


And we just couldn’t help our self from picking another winner…






…with a clean and simple yet so beautiful piece of art; Silvia Murillo Vieitez from Spain!!!

Silvia Murillo Vieitez

Silvia Murillo Vieitez

Silvia Murillo Vieitez

Silvia Murillo Vieitez


Congratulations Susannah & Silvia!! Your chosen collections will soon turn up at your homes.

A round of applause to all participants! We’d love to have you back in September.

Happy crafting!


Go With Your Heart


Posted by Mary Tzalla

29 June, 2019 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

Today, I would like to share a new layout made for my June inspiration using papers from the gorgeous ”Denim & Girls” & ”Denim & Friends” collections. I’ve also used 49 and Market flowers, Dusty Attic chipboard, lace and Finnabair moulds to embellish my page and achive a romantic and elegant feeling.

As always I found my photo on Pinterest and before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I used the ”Worn Indigo” paper and made a layer on the half bottom side of it with the ”Loose Fit” paper.  To start, I applied a coat of clear gesso and then, I created texture with an icing paste and a stencil. When the paste dried, I randomly stamped and used a Lindy’s Gang spray to add color.

Next, I painted the chipboard with a Finnabair acrylic paint.
Then, I layered all the gorgeous elements around my photo and added in some 49 and Market flowers.
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I hope you enjoyed my project!

Until next time happy crafting!


Little notebook


Posted by Lenet Mos

25 June, 2019 -

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Hello to you sweet Maja Fans

I hope you have a good day, It’s very hot here in the Netherlands almost to hot to do any crafting.

Almost, but not entirely .

This time I made you this little note book . perfect for small notes and small shopping lists.

I never have large lists ,because I have a shopping center nearby . It’s just a bike ride of 10 min. away.

I bought it at the local dollarstore, but thought it was to boring so I made it a little prettier with some left over snippets from other projects.

and a close up.  Te rosette is made with the Tim Hotlz minipaper rosettes dies

The word Notes is made of small wooden letters from the dollarstore , paited white and glittered with a glitter and clear embossingpowder mix I made myself.


I hope you like my project for today.

Thank you for visiting ,make shure to check in  later to see what the other Maja girls have made for you.

Daddy Rocks – A Boxframe Tutorial


Posted by Maja Nowak

24 June, 2019 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day in Poland. For this very special occasion I decided to make a special gift. But first let me share you a story behind it 😉

I make a lot of dimensional cards and therefore use a lot of card boxes too. And being a true scrapper and hoarder 😀 I tend to collect everything that could potentially be used, altered, reused and recycled, and that includes faulty box pieces. And so I gathered lids and bottoms that were assembled wrong, or stained, or wonky – and felt it was the right time to do something about them 😉

Yes, I decided to make a shadobbox-like frame using box elements 🙂 And I’m going to share a step-by-step tutorial with you.

The boxes were of various sizes and colours, so first I inked all the outside edges:

…and then wrapped the sides with washi tapes:

The next step was to decorate the inside of the frames – first I covered the inner sides with strips of papers and then added layers of papers inside. I used the Denim&Friends collection – my all-time favourite papers for masculine projects:

First I decorated the photo frames:

…and then additional decorative pieces:

Once I had all the pieces finished, I tried various element designs to make a frame. When I was happy with the layout, I attached them all together with strong double-sided adhesive tape:

Then I took the largest cardboard piece I had in the house 😉 and traced the shape of the frame. I cut out the shape slightly smaller so that the cardboard doesn’t peek outside the frame:

And my Father’s Day box frame was done 🙂

Let’s take a closer look:

I really like the way it turned out: the papers’ colour palette perfectly matches the photos, I used up pieces of boxes I couldn’t use for cards and I made an original gift that can decorate the wall above my husband’s desk 🙂

What do you think of it?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: Scrap Hobby; stickers: MAMBI.

And that’s all for today. I hope you liked my tutorial! See you soon!