A Shabby Beach Card!


Posted by Nancy Dynes

8 August, 2017 - , ,

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Hello, and happy Tuesday! It’s Nancy on the blog today. How are you doing? I hope that summer is allowing you some relaxing creative time. I’ve been traveling quite a bit with my family, but not all of it has been for pleasure. We arrived home Sunday night after a long, grueling road trip. Thankfully, after a good nights sleep, I was up and running again, happily ensconced in my cozy craft room.

I was perusing the many Maja Design collections, trying to decide which papers I wanted to use for my project. It can be difficult, because there are so many beautiful choices! That was the moment my daughter called. She returned from a seaside holiday with her family on Sunday and called to share the joys of their vacation with me. One of her favorite memories is riding bicycles to along beach each morning and playing in the waves with my grandson. That’s when I knew I wanted to make a card for her using Maja Design’s Summertime collection!

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The papers are cut, distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment, tag, bicycle image, and ‘summer joy’ stamp are part of the paper collection. Even the blue flowers are fussy cut from a piece of design paper.

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I went pretty heavy on the layers with this card, and will try to show you some of the dimension in the photos. Foam adhesive is used to ‘pop up’ each layer. The flowers are woven in and out of a segment of wooden fence I had in my stash. The cheesecloth is stained and frayed to lend a tattered, beachy look.

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Paper flowers and a twine bow add a finishing touch. Below is a peek of the inside of the card. I enjoy adding special touches to the interior of my cards, and this one includes another postage stamp from the paper collection layered over paper flower petals.

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Maja Design Papers Used: Summertime-P

Additional Supplies Used: Twine, Cheesecloth, Tea Stain, Foam Adhesive, Paper Flowers, Detail Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining us at the Maja Design Blog. Don’t forget to check out the current Mood Board Challenge. Each entrant has the chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection, which would be a perfect way to finish up the summer. If you love these papers and want to get a closer look at the collection, you can find it in the PRODUCTS section under Summertime. There’s also a handy STOREFINDER link at the top of the page to easily locate a shop near you. I wish you fun filled days with your loved ones and happy hours in your craft space!



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Dream Adventure


Posted by Mary Catt

6 August, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you, made with the beautiful ”Denim & Friends” collection.

Once more, I decided to use papers in blue tones combined with some beautiful flowers in earth tones that was perfectly matching the photo I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”Worn Indigo” paper and the ”Sunbleached” to mat my photo.

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and then, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray ”Afternoon Delight Denim”.

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I heat embossed the title with the ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s embossing powder. The ”Skeleton Clock Frame” and the ”Chain Length” pieces with the ”Midnight Gold” powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty, the flowers are Prima Marketingand the flairs are Cuts2luv.

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To finish my page, I added some metal embellishments and I made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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Paper used:



That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!


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I’ve Got the Denim Blues


Posted by Jennifer Snyder

5 August, 2017 -

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I’ve got the Denim Blues…
Jennifer Snyder here today.  
Yep, I’ve got the denim blues.  In this case, the blues are great to have especially when they involve the newest paper collection from   Maja Design called, Denim & Friends and the coordinating set of solids called Maja Design – Monochrome Collection  Shades of Denim & Friends .  
I have a card I made with this marvelous collection.  I used a newly released die from Spellbinders  (called Iron Romance) to help make my card sensational.  Two new products that need to be at the top of your “must haves” list.

 I wanted a graceful delicate card for an upcoming wedding.  The color palette for this wedding is   teal/seafoam  so I picked out the perfectly matched papers and went to work creating from my heart.  
These are the paper choices:
Maja Design Denim & Friends – Blue Jeans
 Maja Design Denim & Friends -Jeans & T-Shirt
Maja Design Denim & Friends – Summer Shirt
Maja Design Monochrome Shades of Denim – Light Blue (B side)
 You can see how perfectly the colors go together.  I think it’s what makes Maja Design papers so special.
The next few photos are close ups and you can see how gorgeous the paper is.
 Thanks for your time today.  I value your visit.  
Products Used:
Maja Design called, Denim & Friends Jeans & T-Shirt, Blue Jeans, Summer Shirt
Spellbinders Nestabilities Iron Romance Die S5-285
Petaloo Flowers – Penny Lane Collection Forget – Me- Nots in Teal
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Anniversary Wedding Album


Posted by Elena Olinevich

4 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans, last month of summer is officially here, one of my favorite month of the year.
This summer I made a lot of wedding projects and today I want to share an Anniversary Wedding Album I ‘ve made recently

I made quite an easy and simple mini album , it’s size is A4 and as usual  I made the fabric cover for it with stitching


When you want to keep your mini simple all you need to do is to grab beautiful papers, a few flowers and several elegant dies


I followed all the instructions I ‘ve mentioned above and played only with a simple color palette – pale blue, gold, beige brown and some mauve shades.


It was quite easy to do, as the paper patterns are really amazing from the Vintage Romance collection


I wanted my mini to be classic and elegant.


So I didn’t want to overwhelm it with many of the embellishments or even paper layers


Modest and shabby





Some fussy cutting was made to add the embellishments instead of using the flowers



Products used:

Prima Marketing Flowers, Spellbinders Dies, May Arts Ribbon.


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The Elfant


Posted by Pascale B

3 August, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose a photo I created.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry I added a design with a stencil and black gesso. Then I sprayed two shades of inks through a second stencil. Then I added some splatters with two Magicals.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

While the background was drying, I sprayed the chipboard with the same inks.I dried them before applying some Platinum Crackle Paste.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

I added a last design to the background with a third stencil and Platinum Crackle Paste. I colored some flowers as well as some leavesI’ve die-cut in a watercolor paper.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

When happy with the result, I glued all the embellishments: chipboards, flowers, and leaves with a 3D gel.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

To finish the layout I added some mica flakes and micro beads.

The Elfant by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Jeans and T-shirt
Denim and Friends
Jeans and T’Shirt
Vintage Autumn Basics


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