Mood Board May


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

2 May, 2016 -

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Hello Dear Maja readers,

Welcome to the Maja blog this wonderful Monday.
It’s time for a new mood board challenge again. And this one is just magical..!


This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog May 30th.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…


How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation May 26th at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!


And here is some inspiration from our talented team:


Bec Genet


Elena Olinevich


Jennifer Snyder


Rachelle Sigurdson

Camilla S Bakke

Camilla S Bakke

Silje Kristin Aunan

Silje Kristin Aunan

Maja Nowak

I hope you got inspired..!
Really looking forward to see your contributions..

And don’t forget to share this mood board among your friends. ♥

Have a fabulous week!


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St Cosmes Priory


Posted by Pascale B

1 May, 2016 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Priory of Saint Cosmes (La Riche, France).

St Cosmes Priory by Pascale B.

I started to add a thin layer of clear gesso to the background. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

St Cosmes Priory by Pascale B.

While the crackle paste was drying, I die-cut some doilies in the Love Poetry paper.

St Cosmes Priory by Pascale B.

I colored the flowers  and the leaves with Twinkling H2O and Glimmer Mist. I used the same color to paint the background and I added some splatter too.

St Cosmes Priory by Pascale B.

When all the embellishments were glued, I finished the layout I added some beads and glass glitters.

St Cosmes Priory by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Love notes bs Words of love Love poetry bs Marriage proposal bs
Vintage Romance
Loves Notes bs Words of Love Love poetry bs Mariage Proposal bs    


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Life is Better with Friends


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

30 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you a LO I did using Maja Design’s Beautiful Vintage Spring Basics Collection. We are now getting Spring here, snow is gone, trees are budding out, I am looking forward to seeing, all those lush, fresh greens…..



I used:

1th of March

1st of March

9th of March BS

9th of March

7th of May

7th of May

7th of May BS

7th of May-BS

4th of May

4th of May

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some close ups…


I started off by doing distressed, hand stitched layers, I also did some stencil work…


This corner shows some punch work using Martha Stewart Punch, cherish…

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I glued the berries & branches onto the vine frame, then painted the leaves with white crackle paint….


The brown rose is Little Birdie, & the other flowers are IamRoses…


The Prills used are USArtQuest Tu-Tu Pink….


The brown used on the Chipboard is Shimmerz Inklingz, Chocolate & Diamonds. Here are some more close ups….



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Here is another LO I did, using the Beautiful, Walking in the Forest Collection “Explore”



I used:Birdsong, Birdsong-BS,Mountain Ash, & from the Enjoying the Outdoors Collection I used:Autumn Hues-BS

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


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Baby Nautical Album


Posted by Elena Olinevich

29 April, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, Elena is here.

I like doing baby projects. No paints, no flowers – I am joking. Sometimes I like to enjoy only papercrafting. It makes me feel relaxed and concentrate on atrue and initial kind of scrapbooking, I guess.

So today I am sharing an album I made for a baby, for the first `12 months. and I used absolutely not a baby collection, but one of my all time favorite – Life by the Sea.

It seems that I say this every time, no matter what collection I use, but it is true,


I made a lot of die cutting using almost the same dies for the whole album. But anyway, it has been an issue for me how to make an album without flowers, no I know – dies are the question.


So I made a lot of die cutting using the papers from the collection, and trying to keep nautical blue-white brown color combo.


So many photos are coming in this post as well as the video clip if you would like to skip them and turn the pages with me.


I like doing the flaps as well as creating the tags.


Each page is supposed to feature one month for a baby.






I also used some of the negatives left after die cutting I suppose it’s a great way to save on and use all of your paper scraps as well.



I also made a fabric cover and sew some paper pieces on the top of it.


and here is a video clip for you to check all the details

Products used;

Life by the Sea collection




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“A Little Handbag” PLUS a Video Tutorial By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

28 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a rather cute little handbag that I made to show you. It is actually a gift bag. Isn’t is just so sweet?  I made it using the “1903” from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection for the base of the bag & then trimmed it using “7th of April” from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collections.

I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL to go with it.


Bag 1

I created a handmade flower & this delightful little bow using the “7th of April – Vintage Spring Basics”. This delightful stripe paper is actually the reverse side of the spotty “7th of April” paper.

bag 4

When I made the little paper flower I also cut some tuille netting with my die cut machine to layer in between the paper petals & finished it off with a few pearl stamens. I think this adds a little pizaz to my handmade flower.

bag 5

This photo shows how it looks when open. Just a perfect size for a small gift & so very novel too. Lastly I finished  it off with a small four inch square doiley I cut out of some white cardstock. You could also write a greeting on this doiley as well.

Maja Design Papers Used

“7th of April-Vintage Spring Basics”…………..”1903-Vintage Summer Basics”

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Well thats all from me today, I do hope you take the time to watch my video on how I created this over on the Maja Design You Tube channel. It really is a very easy project that only takes about ten minutes to make.

Until next time.Di's Signature

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