Generous August


Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 March, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

April is coming, however I found a picture taken in August and felt that I need to create something with it immediately, though I skipped the Spring time.

Well, I do like the end of summer, due to the harvest, the  smell of hay, and most of all because of the apples season.

So the apples were my main focus this time. I die cut the trees using the die, and used the negative die cut too. I also make some watercoloring inside this negative die cut tree

I add some drops of watercolors on the stairs die cut too

I didn’t want to be my layout busy with the paper layers or the embellishments, so I added mostly the die cuts   – one more tree, this time topped with the leaves and apples

and Silhouettes Etched Die with a tree  .

I also made some fussy cutting  – just love these roses from Summertime collection

and finished everything with watercolors.

Supplies used:

Summertime collection

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and Watercolors.


I also wanted to remind you about this month’s Moodboard, you can read about it here,  and to share my sample with you too

I love this color scheme as it has all of my favorite colors


I mixed the papers from different collection – Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem

I hope you have liked my projects for today.

Supplies used:

Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem papers

Spring is in the Air


Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 February, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

February is almost over, and I can’t wait when the Spring comes. I say it each year, but I can hardly bear the winter for so long. So from now I am ready for Spring Floral creations

I really love the Vintage Spring Basics collection, it’s so easy to create with it.

I used mostly one sheet for one card, and used both sides of it.

However the butterflies are so fun

But actually I’ve added the bright colors for the flowers

To my second card I also added the ribbon and lace

Products used:

Vintage Spring Basics 6×6 Paper pad

Dessert Cook Book


Posted by Elena Olinevich

19 January, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

The holidays are over, however winter season is a perfect time for baking or preparing something sweet.

This time I made a cook book using Fika collection

I like it for the color palette and the patterns it has

I made the dividers for my book. To add a more vintage look I used the lace , strings and the die cuts.

I played mostly with the fruit and tea/ coffee theme embellishments

I also made some fussy cutting


Most of all I like the colors of purple, green and chocolate, so yummy

Have  a good day

Products used:

Spellbinders Dies, Crochet Doily, Leaves


Masculine Christmas Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

22 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans,

Christmas is right behind the corner and I guess some of you may still need a few cards to make for their friends.

Today I am going to share a bunch of cards that can be given to men

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Well sometimes it is so tricky to create the card with no flowers, lace and bows. However everyone can manage with it, indeed.

St.Nicholas Cards

I started with creating my background for the cards using the paper from the 6×6 paper pad of Joyous Winterday, and then added the strip at the bottom, I stitched 2 of them together

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I also added the striped ribbon, it adds the accent and looks like an eye catching detail

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and of course I used the images of St.Nicholas

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I added a few paper layers around the image, that I die cut.

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When you create a masculine card you mostly choose the simple shapes for your dies, but actually you can add some intricate detail too.

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and even crochet snowflake can look good for such cards

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I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Supplies used:


6×6 paper pad, May Arts Ribbon, 2Crafty Chipboard Snowflake



Snow Winter Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

8 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Design Friends,

I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today – totally inspired by the snow in Winter


For my cards I used Vintage Winter collection , my number one among all of the beautiful Maja Christmas papers. Each year I can not pass by and create a bunch of cards with mostly blue colors.


I like the color combo of white and blue, it seems that I can feel how calm it is when the snow falls down


I’ve added the flowers on my cards, mostly white and silver grey, I guess they add the frosty feeling.


I also die cut the frames from the papers and the glittered cardstock, the snowflakes chipboard that I kept raw and the crochet doily


Hope you have liked my cards and enjoy this special time of the year.


Products used:

Vintage Winter – It’s chilly outside – bs, Fun in the Snow, Sparkling Snow
Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers, BoBunny Chipboard Snowflakes