Waiting for Spring


Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

21 March, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja friends!

It’s March now and everyone is waiting for spring because we have had enough of the snow and coldness.

As the snow slowly melts and patches of green start to show, a whole
new world unfolds around you, offering a nature experience of a different kind.
As soon as the days start to draw out again shoots begin to show everywhere:
the first to peek through the soil are the snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses.
I was able to discover them in my garden before winter came back.

But what is one of my favorite sayings?

Now matter how long the winter
Spring is sure to follow!

So I was inspired to make a springtime layout with some paper sheets

from the beautiful collection ‘Vintage Romance’

together with some stamps, cutting dies (letters, circles, branches, frames, butterflies, tags, leaves),

lace, feathers, Art stones, old note paper, Distress inks,

a small book page from La Blanche

and a little paper doll from Tim Holtz.

some details

the background paper ‘When I saw you’ has so wonderful delicate green stripes,

very subtly and suitable for beginning of spring

some little hearts in light green were a perfect addition

and I used this paper together with a lot of various cutting dies

oh, the word SUN is hidden on the right side beside this sweet photo

it’s no wonder, or?!

Is like a message to us, that we have to go on and don’t leave our way

to make the sun shine on us again.

Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful time!



Posted by Mary Catt

20 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja friends!

Mary with you today to share my inspiration for March. I made a soft romantic page with lots of flowers, laces and chipboards.

As you may already know, I love searching on Pinterest to find photos to scrap and this time I came across with that beautiful photo. And, the new gorgeous ”Celebration” collection was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I used the ”All Dressed Up” paper for my background and I added some layers on it with the ”To the Party”, the ”Jubilee” and the ”Good Times” papers.

First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I made some stamping here and there and continued by coloring my page with the ”Cotton Candy Pink” and the ”Open Arms Amethyst” Lindy’s Gang spray.

I painted the ”Swirly Frame” chipboard and the word title with the Sparks ”Butterfly Spells” acrylic paint.  The ”Foliage #10” chipboards were also painted with the metallique ”White Pearl” acrylic paint. The chipboards I used are Dusty Attic. 

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and sprinkled some glitter on them. The final touch was made with some splatters with white ink.


Papers used:

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

Springtime Bliss


Posted by Nancy Dynes

19 March, 2018 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all of our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying fine weather, though March can be an unpredictable month in many parts of the world. It’s Nancy with you, sharing a new card inspired by springtime flowers and pastels. I’m using the beautiful Coffee in the Arbour paper collection, as the pretty yellows, greens, and roses seem to sing to me. 

Featured in today’s card are handcrafted blooms, leaves, and layers of pastel design paper. You’ll also find some painted and distressed corrugated board, natural twine, and venice lace, for hints of the rustic as well as a feminine touch. A bit of grunge and elegant script stamping add to the overall effect.

The cheery hand stamped sentiment is perfect for almost every occasion. Below are some close ups of the handmade florals.

You can see the layers of distressing and stitching along the edges of the card, as well as a bit of the interior with it’s coordinating script stamping.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Stamens, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Distress Ink Reinkers, Corrugated Board, Twine, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread.

I send a huge thanks to each of you who have stopped in to visit us today. It is an honor and a pleasure to have you here. May your day be filled with peace, joy, and love, along with delightful crafty adventures!


Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

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,

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.