Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

27 November, 2015 - ,

Write a comment
cathy - Home for the holidays 7

Hello everyone! I cannot believe how quickly the time is passing. The month is nearly and over and my year at school is nearly over as well (I’m doing a happy dance atm). It feels strange creating a wintery Christmas card to share with you as Christmas in Australia is simply the opposite…as we celebrate Christmas in summer! However I couldn’t resist the wonderful images in the beautiful collection Home For the Holidays.

cathy - Home for the holidays 5

I love the blue tones of the papers. I created my own poinsettias using Magnolia Christmas Poinsettia dies. I applied some Ruby Rock-It Snow White Course Glitter on top of them to add some shimmer. The foliage is die cut using Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and the tag is also from the Tim Holtz Tag Collection. I incorporated my sentiment here as well which is from JustRite.

cathy - Home for the holidays 6

I used a Memory Box Catalina Wreath and die cut it twice. By placing it slightly off centre, it created a lovely shadow effect.

cathy - Home for the holidays 2

I am slowly creating my Christmas cards…I haven’t made a dent into my intended target but once school finishes and all my deadlines are met I can really get stuck in and get creating. I have ideas but sadly only 24 hours in a day (sigh).

Maja Design products used

6×6 paper stack

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to have more to share with you soon.



Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I'm Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.

Sweet Baby


Posted by Jelissa Mei

26 November, 2015 - , , , ,

Write a comment

Hello Maja fans!

I’m finally able to share a layout I made of my little girl – it took awhile to get those photos printed! I was very tempted to use the Vintage Baby collection, but thought I would have a bit of fun with a collection that’s not baby-based.

Here is the page, made with the gorgeous pinks from Summer Crush:


I choose this particular sheet “Off to meet him” as the background color matches my photo’s perfectly. I also liked how Marie has drawn the images such that my photo and clusters can be placed in the centre without being too cliche or flat. My background is very simple painting with pink and brown, and I had added my stenciled lace after the painting so that I get a nice contrast of white against the colors. Usually my stenciled designs get lost in the colors I add so this is one way of letting them stand out.

Some close-ups:


My layers of papers, made from scraps from the same collection. I also have a piece of chipboard which I tucked in between and colored with various dimensional and distress paints.


My floral cluster to make it more feminine. Underneath is a spare die cut leaf which I had from a previous project made with Enjoying Outdoors.


And my title which I had colored with gelato and watercolor pencil to match that of the ladies in the corner.

And that’s all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by the blog!

Maja Design products used:


Off to meet him, He gives her flowers, Met her at the dance, Sweetheart

Other supplies:

Mediums – 13@rts (paints, modeling paste, gesso), Art Anthology (dimensional paint), Rangers (distress paint)
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios

Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

The Norwegian gnom called “nisse”


Posted by Heidi Augustson

25 November, 2015 - ,

Write a comment

Some days ago I received the new Christmas papers from the “Home for the Holidays” collection, and I felt totally in love with the lovely colours in the papers. Today I have made a Christmas card with some of the blue tone papers.



Together with the new papers I have used an image of a traditional Norwegian gnom. In Norwegian he is called “nisse” and he is known for that he guards all the farm animals. In old days they always placed a bowl of rice porridge for him outdoors on Christmas Eve, and if he didn’t get the porridge he played tricks on the farmer.


Today it’s only 1 month left to Christmas, enjoy this day! Hugs from Heidi





Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

Merry Christmas in pink


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

24 November, 2015 - , ,

Write a comment

Hello dear Maja friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Do you have your favourite crafting themes? I absolutely do! I love making baby stuff and also love doing christmas projects. And sometimes I love to challenge myself by creating the non-traditional coloured projects. This is how I started creating this card. I was thinking about the shabby style in christmas and the pink color just popped in my mind and then resulted in this card.maja_nov_pink_petzer

I love the little beads that made perfect accents in this cut. The die cuts in white and the lovely chipboard helped me to showcase the Maja Papers.

I have mixed some scraps of paper that I have in my leftovers and they were from different collections, I was just pulling them by color. That’s another reason why I love Maja Design papers -they are so easy to mix and match. I have used here Coffee in the Arbour collection

and this sheet with mittens

Have a lovely cozy day,

Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

Courage Layout


Posted by Irene Tan

23 November, 2015 - ,

Write a comment

Courage Layout by Irene Tan 1

Hello Maja Design fans! It’s Irene here with you all today. I realized that I’ve not shared a layout with you all for sometime already. Therefore, for today’s post, I would like to share a layout featuring Maja Design’s “Walking in The Forest” collection.

To create this layout, I’ve chosen most of the neutral tones with a hint of blues and orange. To add a splash of colors to this layout, I’ve misted its background with some blues and browns.

Courage Layout by Irene Tan 5

To add some different elements to this layout, I’ve used some acrylic and chipboard pieces. The burlap flowers also adds tons of textures to this layout.

Courage Layout by Irene Tan 2

Courage Layout by Irene Tan 4

I really love the warmth and colors of the Autumn. Hope you all are inspired by this layout and start creating something Autumn related. Hope to see you all again soon!

Supplies: Maja Design Pattern Papers: Birdsong – Walking in The Forest, Flannel Shirt – Walking in The Forest, Knitted Sweater – Walking in The Forest, Autumn in The Air – Walking in The Forest; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic and chipboards, twine, Petaloo flowers and picks, paints, inks, stamps, masks, adhesives.



Where can you purchase Maja Design Papers?

MajaDesign collections are sold all around the world – 33 countries and growing with new stores being added often. Are you looking for a store location that sells Maja collections? Here is a helpful Store Finder link to help you shop. If your favorite store is not on this list, consider asking them to carry Maja Design.

Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

Irene Tan

I'm also known as “Scrapperlicious”. My scrapping motto has always been “Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!” I love stamping and inking and my style is kind of ephemera/distressed. Visit my blog here -