My last post on the Maja blog


Posted by Romy Veul

30 December, 2013 - ,

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I’m a bit sad writing this post, as it will be my last post on the Maja Design blog as a DT member. It has been a true honour to design for this amazing company and to get to work with some of the  most gorgeous high-quality papers available and I’m really sad to say goodbye. But I did not want to make this post a sad one and would love to share two new projects plus some of my favourite Maja projects on the blog today.

First off are the two projects that I newly created especially for this blogpost. They are two tags that I made with my all time favourite Maja Design collection: Vintage Autumn Basics. On the first tag I focused, once again, on the pink and red papers from this collection.



Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Autumn Basics” collection: No. II, No. III-bs, No. VI,  No. XVI, Heritage; “Vintage Frost Basics“: 6th of December-bs, 4th of December, Days of December; “Vintage Spring Basics”: 6th of May); Prima Marketing: resin bird; Bazzill Basics: cardstock; Action: pearls; Tim Holtz: bookplate & frames die, distress ink; My Favourite Things: doily die;


My background consists of several layers of paper and a grid pattern, which I cut out from the “Vintage Frost Basics” – 4th of December sheet and then attached to the tag with foamtape. After that, I cut out a tag from the “Heritage” paper and also cut out two clocks and a flower. I stapled them on top of a die-cut doily and a cut out ornament from the “Vintage Frost Basics” – Days of December paper to create a rosette in the centre of my tag. I also added a resin bird as a cute finishing touch. The sweet butterflies were cut out from the “Vintage Spring Basics” – 6th of May paper.

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My second tag showcases the more masculine side of the “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection. I used mainly blue, brown and grey papers to make this tag. I also cut out some pretty images from the paper to embellish my tag.

Us tag

Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Autumn Basics”: No. XV, No. XIV, No. XIV-bs, No. XVI, No. XIII-bs, Heritage; “Vintage Frost Basics“:  16th of December); Prima Marketing: resin birds, light bulb; Bazzill Basics: white cardstock; Tim Holtz: bookplate & frames die, distress ink.

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On this tag I used the hot-air balloons as my main focus of attention. They are cut out from the “No. XIV” paper and were attached to the tag with foam tape. I adhered a fussy cut clock on top of two of the hot-air balloons and further embellished them with resin birds and a light bulb. On top of the smallest balloon I adhered a text strip. I further embellished the tag with some pearls.


To finish off this post I thought I would share some of my favourite creations with Maja Design that I have made throughout this year. I’m sharing one favourite project for each paper collection.

Vintage Frost Basics:

1 Sofiero:

2 Vintage Autumn Basics:
3Life at the sea:4Crea Diem:6

Life in the country:11-2Vintage Spring Basics:1111-10

Vintage Summer Basics:11111-6

Walking in the Forest:



Vintage Winter & It’s Christmas Time:5


Thank you so much for stopping by on the blog today and also for always leaving such sweet comments. It really means a lot to me. I will miss our little “Maja family” to pieces, but I will also miss you all!

I would like to say thank you to Marie and Jenny for everything that they have done for me! This has been an amazing year for me. I’m sad it has come to an end, but I’m happy that I had the honour to be part of this team for one year and will never stop loving and using the gorgeous Maja collections. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Happy New Year everyone!

A Lay-out for my Dad


Posted by Romy Veul

16 December, 2013 - ,

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Hi! It’s Romy here today with a new lay-out to share. With the really cold weather outside these days, I couldn’t resist browsing through my summer photos and longing for the sunny summer days again. This is how I stumbled upon this photo of my dad and me in Rome, that I just had to scrap. I wanted to make a warm and sweet lay-out to go with it and choose to use papers from the wonderful “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection, mixed up with some bits of “Vintage Frost Basics” and “Vintage Spring Basics”.

I first punched alongside the edges of three different papers and layered them on top of each other. Then, I took the “4th of December” sheet from the “Vintage Frost Basics” collection and started cutting out the grid pattern. It was attached to my lay-out with foamtape.


I attached a large doily on top of the grid pattern as a background for my photo. I layered two small rectangles and a die-cut doily behind the photo as well and then started working on my embellishment clusters.


For the cluster on the photo above I cut out several clocks from the “No. XVI” sheet and several roses from the “No. II” paper and attached them to my lay-out with foamtape. I also added two pearl swirls from ZVA Creative, a resin bird  and some butterflies from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

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I made a similar cluster in the left upper corner with two clocks, two roses and a resin bird. As you can see, sometimes you don’t need much more than pretty  papers to create nice clusters on your lay-out! Just cut out some pretty details and layer them with foamtape, decorate them and make them look like even prettier than pre-made embellishments.

Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Autumn Basics”: No. II, No. III-bs, No. IV, No. V, No. VI, No. X-bs, No. XVI; “Vintage Frost Basics”: 4th of December, 5th of December; “Vintage Spring Basics”: 6th of May); Prima Marketing: resin birds, trinkets; ZVA Creative: pearl flourishes; Panduro Hobby: pearls; Bo Bunny: doily; Cheery Lynn: doily die; Spellbinders: Lacy Circles dies; Martha Stewart: border punches; Tim Holtz: distress ink; Other: fineliner.

Thank you so much for stopping by on the Maja Design blog today! Have a great week!

Christmas Greetings


Posted by Romy Veul

2 December, 2013 - ,

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Hi Maja fans! Happy Monday!

Can you believe it’s December already? Time has really flown by this year and I can hardly believe Christmas is getting really close by now. This also means that it’s time to start making Christmas cards. It’s almost a tradition for me to start working on my Christmas cards way too late, so that in the end I have to make quite a lot of cards in very little time. But then it really helps if you can work with papers that you really like. For example, this year I’m having lots of fun working with the gorgeous new “Vintage Frost Basics” collection. I have made quite a couple of cards with it already and will show you one of them on the blog today.


For the base of my card I used two sheets of paper: “4th of December” and “12th of December”. I then started cutting out the grid pattern from the “16th of December” sheet. I layered a doily on top of it, which was cut out from the lovely pink “5th of December” paper. For the central part of my card I used several beautiful die-cuts from the “Christmas Die-Cuts” paper. I just love the fact that each Maja collection comes with a die-cut sheet like this one. These lovely die-cuts are especially very useful for cardmaking! I cut out the postcard, a tag and a postage stamp from this sheet. I also tucked in two cut out elements from the “Days of Christmas” sheet behind the tag and behind the postage stamp.


To finish off my card I added a resin holly berry, a die-cut swirl and two stars. I also decorated some of the details with liquid pearls.


Supply list:

Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Frost Basics” collection: 4th of December, 5th of December, 12th of December, 16th of December, Christmas Die-Cuts, Days of Christmas”); Prima Marketing: resin holly berry; Cheery Lynn: doily die, flourish die; Memory Box: stars dies; Bazzill Basics: white cardstock; Tim Holtz: distress ink Walnut Stain, Viva Decor: perlen pen.

I hope you enjoyed my blogpost for today and that it inspired you to start working on your own Maja Christmas cards.

Have a wonderful week!

Going Grungy with Vintage Frost Basics


Posted by Romy Veul

18 November, 2013 - ,

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Hi there, Maja fans! Happy Monday!

I was really excited when the amazing “Vintage Frost Basics” collection arrived on my doorstep last week and couldn’t resist to start creating with it right away. I fell in love with the deep brown and grey papers from this collection and just had to make a masculine lay-out with them. This is also the first lay-out that I made about my boyfriend, Jeroen. I’m really happy with my new ‘scrapbook subject’ and I’m sure I will be creating many more lay-outs about him in the future.


Usually I’m really much into feminine, shabby chic and romantic papers, so I hardly ever create something with a more grungy and masculine look to it. But since I didn’t want to introduce my boyfriend on a pink lay-out, I figured I should give the grungy look a go for a change. The beautiful papers from the ‘Vintage Frost Basics’ collection made it really easy to do so! I combined them with an old book page, several embellishments and some twine. I used stamps to make my lay-out look a bit more vintage. The background paper with the script pattern on it is from the ‘Vintage Summer Basics’ collection. As you can see, the different ‘Vintage Basics’ collections can be mixed up really well!

P1980008-2To make my photo the main focus of attention, I emphasized it with a chipboard swirl. I used embossing ink to turn it into brown. P1980006-2

Supplies: Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Frost Basics”: 16th of December, 21st of December-bs, 22nd of December-bs, Christmas Die-Cuts, Christmas Die-Cuts-bs; “Vintage Summer Basics”: 1891); Petaloo: flowers; Prima Marketing: trinkets, bulb, wood button; Maya Road: kraft envelope, kraft tickets; Gina Designs: chipboard swirl; Graphic 45: key charm; Bo  Bunny: Mamarazzi2 clear stamps, Stain Textured clear stamps; Tim Holtz: distress ink Walnut Stain; Martha Stewart: border punches; EK Success: border punch; Viva Decor: perlen pen; Other: fineliner, twine.

Falling for pink again


Posted by Romy Veul

4 November, 2013 - , , ,

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Hi Maja fans! Welcome to the blog this Monday! Today will be a very pink post, as I have two projects to share that I made with some of my favourite pink papers from Maja Design.

First up is a love card that I made especially for today’s post. It features the Sofiero, Vintage Spring Basics and Vintage Summer Basics collection. I made it for my boyfriend, as we use to send each other gifts or cards every 1st day of the month. 2

I did lots of layering and die-cutting on this card and used the lovely butterflies from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collection to finish it off. Aren’t these tiny little butterflies just the cutest ever? I have quite a large stash of sheets of the “6th of May” paper, to make sure I won’t run out of them.

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Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Spring Basics” collection: 6th of May; “Sofiero” collection: Exuberance of flowers in bloom-bs, Princess Margareta’s Garden, Royal Summer Residence; “Vintage Summer Basics” collection: Memories-bs); Prima Marketing: resin wreath, clock face; Memory Box: hearts die, doily die; My Favourite Things: doily die; Cheery Lynn: doily die; Tim Holtz: postage stamp die, distress ink; Martha Stewart: border punch; Queen & Co: pearls.4

Secondly, I have a lay-out to show that I recently made for Once Upon a Sketch. I used the gorgeous “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection to make it and choose to focus on the pink and red toned papers. Once again, I did quite a lot of layering and distressing, but I was pretty satisfied with the final look it gave.

Maja Design: patterned papers (“Vintage Autumn Basics” collection: No II, No III-bs, No V, No X-bs, No XVI, No XVIII-bs, No IV, No IV-bs; “Vintage Spring Basics” collection: 6th of May); Prima Marketing: clock faces, resin fairy, resin bird; Martha Stewart: border punches; Cheery Lynn: doily die; Pink Paislee: chipboard heart; Bo Bunny: doily; Maya Road: wood buttons; Tim Holtz: distress ink; Other: clock charm, twine.

Thank you for visiting the Maja blog today! Have a wonderful week!