Merry Christmas!


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

26 December, 2013 - ,

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Hi friends! What a pleasure it is to be blogging today! In a funny sort of a way, it feels as though I am able to share Christmas with all of you, even if in a small blogland-type of a way!

I hope you and your families have all had a wonderful Christmas! I cannot believe how quickly the holidays crept up this year, and how quickly we will be celebrating the start of the New Year. It seems like only yesterday that I joined this incredible team of talent. But you know what they say, right? Time goes by quickly when you’re having fun! And boy, what fun I’ve had! I have spent the most wonderful year alongside some incredibly talented artists, designing with THE most beautiful paper. It really is hard for me to say goodbye, but I know that the 2014 Maja team is packed full of incredibly sweet and talented ladies, and that it will be yet another year of beautiful creations for you all to enjoy.

As for me, I am excited to try something a little different, and step down from designing, to focus more on other passions, like photography! I will, however, be sharing more “unofficial” Maja projects for as long as I have the beautiful paper to create with, so please come visit me when you have the time!

For today, I am sharing my latest creations with the beautiful new Vintage Frost Basics collection. 

I hope they bring a little Christmas cheer your way!


I love this brand new collection, and how easy it is to create with the gorgeous designs. Each paper is full of vintage Christmas images, making it super duper easy to whip up some Christmas cards in no time at all. I rarely felt that I needed to add extra embellishments, which was perfect, as most of my scrappy goodies were tucked away in storage!


On each card, I used a mixture of papers, a bit of decorative tape. some of my favorite dies, and a few holiday stamps.


For a bit of added texture, I tucked in some felt, and a tad of pretty, shabby lace.


I also wanted to add a bit of sparkle, as it is so very appropriate for the holidays. So I added some sequin trim and a sparkly star pin.


On this next card, I added a little handmade bow, which is just the perfect little three-dimensional element.


Just under the bow, a few little stamped holly berries and boughs add yet another little festive touch.

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Supplies Used: Maja Design Paper (6th of December, Christmas Die-Cuts, Days of December), Papertrey Ink Dies (Filigree Border, Heart Border, Half-n-Half Dies), My Favorite Things Dies (Spring Wreath, Christmas Ornaments), Papertrey Ink Stamps (Love Lives Here), Papertrey Ink Dye Ink (Scarlet Jewel),  Felt, Sequins, Pins and Lace from my stash.

Well, it is time for us to continue our Christmas festivities, so I best be getting back to all the fun. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Thank you for a beautiful year of memories!Ivana-sign

Girly Frills


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

14 November, 2013 - , , ,

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I simply melt at the sight of frilly, shabby pink ribbons, lacy bits, and little odds and ends. I love scraps of all sorts and I collect them avidly. Every once in a while, accompanied by a steamy cup of tea, I surround myself with all my scraps scattered about on the floor…And after a good hour or so of sorting, organizing and making itsy bitsy piles, I am usually inspired to create something out of all the little treasures.

That is how this little creation came about.

I just couldn’t help myself. And I couldn’t throw all these little mismatched misfits away, nor did they fit into any one particular pile….So, I put them to use and created this little package.

I used several Maja papers: Send a Postcard – Vintage Winter collection, 1933 – Vintage Summer Basics collection, and 5th of March – Vintage Spring Basics collection.

To keep the little box closed and add a bit more frilly fun, I tied two lace bows and glued them to a sparkly pin, decorated with buttons and rhinestones.

For the front of the box, I used Melissa Frances stickers – the girl alpha card and the polka dot oval, Webster’s Pages sparkler, stringed pearls, liquid pearls, and a soft blue button.

Supplies: Maja Design paper (Send a Postcard – Vintage Winter collection, 1933 – Vintage Summer Basics collection, and 5th of March – Vintage Spring Basics collection), Papertrey Ink Dies (Pillow Box, Heart Border, Limitless Layers: Circles), Webster’s Pages Sparkler, Melissa Frances Stickers, Buttons, Lace and Rhinestones are from my stash.

Wishing you all a happy day,Ivana-sign

Happy Halloween


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

31 October, 2013 - ,

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Happy Halloween, everyone! I planned to create a spooky card to share, but at the last minute, changed my mind and created a holiday card with some of the beautiful holiday Maja paper. I decided to try my hand at the 6×6 It’s Christmas Time paper pad. Partly because it is one of the paper packs I have kept in my crafty kit – almost every other Maja paper has been packed up in preparation for our big move. And partly because I love that I have all the patterns and colors I need at my fingertips, in this tiny little compact bundle. I don’t know why I don’t create with 6×6 papers more often!

It was really so much fun to work with, and I loved how little waste is created from this size of paper.

Also, the little Santa Claus image was just the size I needed for this card. Had I used the 12×12 format, the image would have been much too large.

I really didn’t do much to add to the beautiful papers. I only added some snowflakes, a few metallic pearls, a rub-on sentiment, and some twine and a button.

It is so easy to put together a card, when the papers are this beautiful.

Supplies Used: Maja Design Paper (6×6 It’s Christmas Time paper pad), My Favorite Things snowflake die, twine, metallic pearls, button and rub-on from my stash.

My momma and I are enjoying some girl time together, and hot apple cider calls my name, so I best be going.

I hope you’re all enjoying this lovely day!


Happy Holidays


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

17 October, 2013 - , ,

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A very quick post for today, as we’ve just settled in from our wonderful vacation. We cherished every moment spent out on the open road, and marveled at the beautiful scenery. I don’t know that I will be able to share any particular highlight, as each and every day was special in it’s own unique way. From exploring small towns and scenic highways, to enjoying long hot days in the Arizona sun, to all the culinary and touristy adventures, and everything in between…This trip was just what we needed.

Back at home now, we are slowly returning to our normal pace, and I am here to share a little card I created before we embarked on our holidays.

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To create this card, I started with a soft mint paper (10th of March) from the Vintage Springs collection. Just below that, I added a plaid pattern from the Vintage Winter collection (Christmas Joy).

To that, I added a die-cut doily using the Send a Postcard print from the Vintage Winter collection, and the Favorit print from the Ska vi ta en fika collection.

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I added a Melissa Frances vintage sticker to the doily, and decorated the outside with liquid pearls. To the side, I added just a bit of crinkled lace, along with a button and a little die-cut heart. I used my snowflake die to cut out and layer a couple of delicate snowflakes with button and rhinestone centers, and a pretty rub-on for the sentiment.

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I know I say it over and over, but it really is so easy to create lovely cards when the papers are this beautiful. I love how perfectly Maja papers match with other companies’ vintage products, like so many of my beloved Melissa Frances stickers, or other worn and faded vintage trinkets in my stash.

There are so many more beautiful Maja papers that I want to put to use, so stay tuned, as I will be back with many more holiday creations soon!

Supplies: Maja Design paper (10th of March – Vintage Springs collection. Christmas Joy – Vintage Winter collection,  Send a Postcard – the Vintage Winter collection, Favorit –Ska vi ta en fika collection), Melissa Frances Stickers, My Favorite Things Snowflake Die, My Favorite Things Doily Die, Buttons, Lace, Rub-on and Rhinestones from my stash.


Merry Christmas


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

3 October, 2013 - , , ,

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Happy Monday!

My predictions are that by the time this is posted, we will already be somewhere in the South, on our vacation.

Nonetheless, I wanted to create something special to share even while we were away, and I simply couldn’t resist finally digging into some of the beautiful holiday Maja paper.

I know it’s still a ways away, but one can never be too prepared for the holidays. So I’ve created something very Christmas-y for today’s post.

A wee treat baggie that I am sure will come in handy for little gifts or home baked goodies of the season.

For the baggie, I used a white medium sized paper bag, and covered the base with Send a Postcard paper from the Vintage Winter collection.

I used the Ska vi ta en fika green gingham paper (Favoriter) to add punched border at the top of the baggie, and to die-cut the quilted dresden flower. Just beside that I added a Melissa Frances vintage sticker to another dresden die-cut, and added a shabby red bow to the top of the baggie.

The last two die-cuts are from two lovely papers: Vintage Spring Basics (10th of March), and Hot Chocolate from the Vintage Winter collection.

To decorate each dresden die-cut, I added a mix of die-cut snowflakes, stickers, and lots of liquid pearls. I just love how one simple die and a pile of pretty papers can provide for infinite possibilities and so many pretty card designs.

Supplies: Maja Design Paper Vintage Spring Basics (10th of March), Vintage Winter collection (Hot Chocolate), Ska vi ta en fika (Favoriter), Vintage Winter (Send a Postcard), WPlus9 Quilt Cuts #1 Die, EK Success Abstract Flower border punch, My Favorite Things Snowflake Die, Melissa Frances stickers, Crinkled Ribbon, Vintage Button and Rub-On Sentiment from my stash.

I hope you are all enjoying a lovely start to your October! Until next time,