Time to Cook and to Enjoy

Posted by Elena Olinevich

11 October, 2015 - ,

Hello Maja Friends.

The more I work with Maja papers, the more I realize how much I love all the collections.

However, it is difficult to find the most favorite of mine, but I guess that each collection is made for a special season. Fall is the season of cooking for me. The harvest is a reason that is why I adore Autumn too.

Most of the recipes I save to the Pinterest boards ( though it’s quite rare when I check for them ). Actually what I really like to note and keep in my books – the desert  recipes, cakes, pies, cookies – well the quantity for them is needed to be checked more than twice.

That is why I made a special cook book for them

FikaBook_Main_ElenaOlinevichI distressed the paper sheets in coffee, so all of them have the gorgeous coffee smell while you are looking through the pages.

So I made 4 embellished pages, to separate the different kind of recipes.

FikaBook_ElenaOlinevich1I found some cute images on Pinterest and added them to my pages

Fika1_closeI really can not imagine making the cozy cook books without adding the fabric and stitching to them.

MajaFika_Book2_ElenaOlinevichI added a clear mug and put the mint leave and a spoon inside

FIka_close2My next pages are with yumy berries – adore those patterned papers

FikaBook_ElenaOlinevich7I made some pockets and envelopes inside:

FikaBook_ElenaOlinevich_BerriesInsAren’t they are beautiful?

yammy_berries_sneakFikaBook_secondB_ElenaOlinevichMajaFika_Book6_ElenaOlinevichApples are one of my favorites too, so there are some papers with them too

img_1743FikaBook_Maja6B_elenaOlinevichMajaFika_Book4_ElenaOLinevichSome more flaps:

FikaBook_ElenaOLinevich4BFika_close4And the last 2 pages:

MajaFika_Book_ElenaOLinevich7MajaFika_Book_last_ElenaOLinevichThere is more space to hide your notes and recipes into the vellum pocket:

FikaSneak_ElenaOlinevichAlso I prepared a video clip, so that you can look through the book for more details

Hope I have inspired you not only to craft but to cook too.

Have a wondeful week end.

Products used:

Ska vi ta en fika collection – Kaffe tack!, Chockladmuffins, En kopp te, Cheesecake, Blommor pa bordet, Två Fröknar, Mandelkaka, Hemgjord saft, Plommonkaka, Hemma hos mig, Björnbärskakor, Björnbärsrutor, Våffla m. björnbärssylt, Marzipanbakelse, Pratstund, Havrerutor, Favoriter, Smulpaj m. äpple, Blåbärspaj





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Hearts and memories & a card

Posted by Amy Voorthuis

9 October, 2015 - , , ,

Well hello sweet Maja fans,

I am so happy you decided to visit the blog today. This time I’d like to share a couple of projects I made with several Maja Design paper collections, first up is my latest layout using the magnificent stencil designed by our very own Gabrielle “Moving Vines” they totally spice up your layout WOW. Thank you Gabrielle for creating such wonderful designs for us to use. Last week I heard some bad news my aunt from California {who is the wife to my grandfather’s brother} died and we now have a Facebook page of her memorial.  On that page they showed this wonderful picture that of course I had to scrap 😉 I am totally hooked on pictures like this, Aunt {Norma} Noor like we called her is the second on the right! This picture is dated back in the fourties. Amazing right??20151008_1612371
For this layout I used the amazing “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection which still is one of my all time favorite collections by Maja Design. The flowers are handmade with a wonderful die by Cheery Lynn Designs {where I will be designing for again after being away to focus on my study where now I have my diploma for yeahhhh} 20151008_16140320151008_161243
This design is actually a design I made before using other papers from a different company but it totally came out differently. I used three layers as the base of my layout and then put some amazing Tresors de Luxe lace behind the tears to give it more dimension. 20151008_161228
After that I stamped and sprayed before pasting the moving vines on my page. Don’t you just love the clock sheet in this amazing collection you can just pop them out everywhere on your page, card & altered projects. 20151008_16123120151008_161434
I gave all my chipboard pieces a white finish to match the lace I used. At first I wanted to used flowers that I bought but that didn’t matched my papers as I had hoped. That’s what’s great about making your own flowers it’s really time consuming but hey it keeps me of the the streets right?? LOL……:-)

Maja Design papers used: Autumn-Basics-PToday I’d also like to show you a card I made with the “Vintage Baby” collection. It’s a flip card I made for a baby boy. So I used the blue, cream, light brown tones in this collection. 20150917_133708
This was a super easy card to make because it’s made with a die, so you don’t have to measure it because it’s already in the size you need it to be. Does that make sense?20150917_133749
Look at that cute teddy bear and little shoes aren’t they adorable…if you would like to make this card I could give you the sizes just tell me in a comment and I will reply as quickly as I can.20150917_133844
Maja Design papers used: Vintage-Baby-PIn two weeks is my next post and the I will show you some typical boy’s pages which I am totally into the last couple of months {I also use flowers on them hehe}. Thank you so much for your visit and have a great creative weekend!




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Hello Today

Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

8 October, 2015 - , , , , , ,

Hello, today,I am back with my first post, for Maja Design after taking a 6 month break to work in my garden. Wow,time fly’s!!! I have a few projects here to share with you,one is a easel card,that I did a Tut,with photo’s. This is a card I made using the “new” Enjoying Outdoors Collection.b6a07129aa274121880e6846589559a6Enjoying-Outdoors-PI used from the 6×6 paper pad:Singing in the rain, Singing in the rain-BS, Feeling good, Colourful, Harvest Time, Beautiful Trees BS, What a beautiful day, Tags & journaling cards, The 12×12 sheets used: Garden Moments, Colorful,Colorful-BS

The Dusty Attic used: Leafy Frame set #2,Hello today12aaf1074dcb430ba585e44e77a365bcI pretty much did the same to this card,as I did  with the card below, only this card is not a easel…

Here is my next card with a step by step photo tut……….a6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Coffe-in-the-Arbour-PI used:Enjoying the Moments,Enjoying the Moment-BS, Raspberry cupcake, Raspberry  cupcake-BS, Grandma’s old porcelain, Grandma’s old porcelain-BS, Raspberry jam cupcakes, Raspberry Lemonade,Delicious Moments &Labels

The Dusty Attic used: Foliage #2,  Hashtag sayings

Flowers are I am Roses & Berry stems are Petaloob761c162e9a847e4ad877a970d047f2ff1fb0394bffb4bc4b2e65701b96dbdb8Here is a photo tut I did, as to how, I made this card…..7bf7b462042a4ddea77405c990c2b25cbottom layer ,using Raspberry jam cupcakes, measures 6×9’1/2acc7ee1bca224f94a46eb0d926038e5fI distressed the edges144102aeabac4f998e03dc87e9557555The first layer,using Grandmas old porcelain, I did some punch work using my favorite Martha Stewart punch, the inked the edges with a brown ink pad… 58999cacfa5347eb94d83ecf81166974added 2 more layers, Enjoying the moments &Grandmas old porcelain…..2cb40e78a4df4871a12162cdc7d37e38using a paper pierce, I pierce holes, for my next step,hand stitching…..1a4ac3e00b4e4feaaf6a9abdaf4e048cshows the front & BS,of the completed paper piercing….14de50aec29f46eeb56a8aef4cc70948hand stitching is completed…0cf9c04640af4aed8646c81cc31352e1the next 2 layers. using Raspberry cupcakes-BS & enjoying the moments, I ripped the corner on the top one, & the bottom one, I made a pocket,( so that I could enclose a note,or gift card, ect), I did some cross stitching on these layers4a157503a8a549e5b8254e50a77423dcUsing a 12×12 sheet of raspberry cupcake, it measures 10×12, I folded it in half, then the top part in half . My next step is to glue, to 2 card pieces onto the base. For the top piece, glued it onto the top part of the fold, (this is how you will get your easel) if you glue under the fold, it won’t work as a easel. I glued the bottom piece to the full half…m-t103123da1637744e9dbd2b1e90e6710a96Shows the card coming together as a easel….f65f74a203b54df0be656d9745ae9895I am now starting to embellish, I used Dusty Attic hashtag sayings “lifeisgood” that I just painted white. I painted the Dusty Attic foliage #2 forest green,then clear crackle. Once the crackle dried I painted it with LuminArt olive vine, & moss green H2O’s to give it shimmer & to bring out the cracks….e2061a45e4fe412e9196b69633ced9c3Added berry clusters from Petaloo, & roses from I am Roses400889ac9ede4a89b576ddc3fbe08907added a little clipboard, using a piece I cut out from the sheet raspberry lemonade, then inserted it into the pocket38055623e9154e5e9a8d0b1af2282f8afinal step,was to add the tagsa6459f1f23e946ad8c5b5e4aaf5432d0Completed card

The next 3 cards I used the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection64a9af6e10924d5f87e36f1db1a6b279e86d6ed36d7d4121af71691ab6c188e32b85a6daad9a476b806f4a76f317724cOn the next LO,I combined the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring89d38203543544eb851c4348598a0fe1On the next 2 LO’s I combined the Nyhavn Collection with the Vintage Autumn Basics Collectionc0f71754-d0b9-4c36-ad9a-123219c79987_zpsoobdaptfcb65e2fa4ee94898a8b2092f5f7c178ec9560c049f7b43be98e818dea049f05cWell,you can see my garden work is not quite complete, I am waiting for a hard frost before I start on fall clean up. All the green plants “Mexican marigolds”,that are in the middle of the driveway & the front of the house are in full bud again. Depending on the weather,I could have another burst of color.I think the leaves will be off the trees, before I take out the annuals,which is rare for our climate.3d91583de86d46419b0ceb477c92609dCloseup of one of the plants showing all the buds.

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…….Rachelle

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Lilacs & Love

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

7 October, 2015 - , ,


Hi all! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest layout using the new Maja Design paper collection called Enjoying the Outdoors!  Love the gorgeous colors and designs in this collection!

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I used ‘Woodlands’, ‘Having Tea In the Sun’ ‘Garden Moments’, ‘Late Summer Flowers’ and a variety of color papers from the 6×6 paper pads for my page.


I used Dusty Attic ‘Corner Flourish #3’ under my photo with a stencil I designed for The Crafter’s Workshop called ‘Moving Vines’ using a texture paste called ‘Arti-choked’ by Shimmerz Paints.


I also used an elegant new chipboard piece by Dusty Attic called ‘Ornate Pendant #3’ and ‘Pearl Pendants’ as a decorative element for the side of my page.  I used a metalic 3D paint by Scribbles to get the metal look on the pendants.


I tore a small ‘peek-a-boo’ section in the bottom of the ‘Having Tea in the Sun’ paper and added a bit of lace behind it.  The Love title is a new Mini Captions title by Dusty Attic that I painted with Purple Rain Vintage Creameez by Shimmerz Paints.  Once it was dry I added a Glossy Accents.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today! Hope you all have a chance to play with this gorgeous new collection!


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Posted by Pascale B

6 October, 2015 - ,

Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a view of the castle of Villandry (Indre-et-Loire, France) and the new collection: Enjoying Outdoors.


First I primed the background paper with a layer of clear Gesso. Then, I added a design with a stencil and crackle paste.


I covered the chipboards with white Gesso before painting them and covering the “flower” parts with micro beads. I die-cut some leaves in two assorted papers and colored the flowers.


After assembling everything, I colored the background, added some splatters and Glass Glitters.


Flourishing bs
Late summer
flowers bs
I’m happy
Having tea
in the sun
Beautiful trees


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