A Sweet lollipop


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

18 March, 2018 -

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Hi everyone! I hope you are fine!

I have made a lollipop card for today’s post. And I have used beautiful papers from The Celebration Collection.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, image from Magnolia and the butterflies and text are made with a Stempelglede stamp. I have coloured the image with Distress Ink, re-inkers.

I have made an accordion and glued it together into a circle. Then I have added layers with pattern papers and doilies.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today! I wish you a wonderful Sunday! Here comes the list of papers used:

With love,

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The Beautiful Blues in Celebration


Posted by Jennifer Snyder

17 March, 2018 -

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Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here with you to share a card using the beautiful masculine side of the Celebration collection.  
The vision for this card was to create a birthday gift effect on the face of the card.
In addition to the gorgeous patterned papers from the collection, I also used a sheet from the companion monochrome collection, Shades of Celebration.
Here are the papers I used from the  12×12 Celebration collection:
I added a detailed frame using Spellbinders die called  Tallulah Frill Layering Frame from the Chantilly Paper Lac collection by Becca Feeken.
My flowers are also made using Spellbinders dies.
What I love about this collection is that is can easily be used for masculine or feminine purposes.
Here is another glance at the finished card showing dimension.
Thanks for stopping here.  Happy Crafting.
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Generous August


Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 March, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

April is coming, however I found a picture taken in August and felt that I need to create something with it immediately, though I skipped the Spring time.

Well, I do like the end of summer, due to the harvest, the  smell of hay, and most of all because of the apples season.

So the apples were my main focus this time. I die cut the trees using the die, and used the negative die cut too. I also make some watercoloring inside this negative die cut tree

I add some drops of watercolors on the stairs die cut too

I didn’t want to be my layout busy with the paper layers or the embellishments, so I added mostly the die cuts   – one more tree, this time topped with the leaves and apples

and Silhouettes Etched Die with a tree  .

I also made some fussy cutting  – just love these roses from Summertime collection

and finished everything with watercolors.

Supplies used:

Summertime collection

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and Watercolors.


I also wanted to remind you about this month’s Moodboard, you can read about it here,  and to share my sample with you too

I love this color scheme as it has all of my favorite colors


I mixed the papers from different collection – Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem

I hope you have liked my projects for today.

Supplies used:

Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem papers

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Posted by Maja Nowak

14 March, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors, welcome to the Maja Design blog 🙂

After a series of projects I created with the latest Celebration collection I return to one of my all-time favourites, Denim & Friends. I just love the colours and patterns of these papers! And here’s the layout I made:

The design of the page is my version of the clean&simple style 😉 I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background paper too much, so I matted the photo with just a couple of tags and a flower cluster mounted on a chipboard clock face:

I also decorated the paper with some stamping and a delicate brick pattern that I added with a stencil and modeling paste. The art clay angel wing adds some lightness to the darker colours:

I die-cut the layout title from the brown Monochromes set matching the collection – I’m so happy Maja started to release the plain papers sets, they save the pain of sacrificing beautiful patterned papers for matting and small elements 😀

Though it’s not the classic clean&simple page, I still like the way it turned out – light and fresh 🙂 What do you think?

And here’s the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Kesi’art; stamp: My Favourite Things; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stencil: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Wycinanka, button: Lemoncraft; wing mold: Prosvet.


Thank you for visiting today and see you later 🙂

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“Sun Kissed” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

13 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello and welcome Maja fans. It is Tina with you today to share my next Maja project with you.
As you are all aware I am sure, I love anything to do with the beach. My heart skips a beat when I think sunshine and sand. And yesterday while I was clearing away my desk of the Nyhavn collection from another Maja creation I came across 3 pieces that I had not noticed before. The colours of these papers instantaneously sent mind mind thinking ……. aha a beach layout that will be perfect.

This is “Sun Kissed”

And below are the 3 sheets of papers from the Nyhavn Collection that I have used to start my project.

I used Historical Atmosphere as my background piece. I then did some tearing of the Sunnyside. I have to say that this piece is just magical in my eyes. I could not go without using this piece. I adhered pieces of Sunnyside throught the centre of my layout running vertically. I then did some matting of my black and white portrait photo. These pieces of matting were distressed and sanded a little to give that worn look that you often see with beach layouts.

Once everything was glued in place including my photo, I primed the papers using some clear gesso.

I also added in some stencilling using the “Cobblestones” stencil from Dusty Attic. I then painted some white gesso over my papers to lighten certain areas and to highlight others. I then went on to give my page more colours using some Dusty Attic Acrylic paints in Bisque and Faded Denim.

I then went on to change up the colours of my 49andMarket flowers from older collections to co-ordinate with my page. Some of these flowers were a bluebell colour which looked beautiful with the faded denim over the top. I also added in some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard frames and flourishes and an anchor to help embellish my page.

And lastly I adhered all my coloured embellishments along with some extra seashells found at our last trip to the beach. some of these were quite bulky so I had to cut the backs away to fit them where they needed to sit.

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a look at my project.

Until next time happy crafting.


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