Blog hop with Swirlydoos


Posted by Jenny Grotherus

5 February, 2014 - , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Today we are having a real treat for you…. A blog hop in cooperation with Swirlydoos Kit Club.

If you came here from Rae’s blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos’ blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today. Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

MajaDesign Corp is situated in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality, vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. We hope our beloved designs will inspire you to create great joyful creations.

MajaDesign was founded in November 2007, and since then has been growing to over 450 registred retailers around the world.

We carry 16 collections in stock and during this blog hop we have a grand prize for you. Our four Vintage Basics collections are designed to be timeless favourites and drawn to be mixable with eachother. There are 108 patterned papers in total and they can all be yours…

And here follows some inspiration created by our lovely Creative Team.Andrea EwenAndrea EwenCamilla EkmanElena OlinevichGabrielle PollaccoGabrielle PollaccoHeather_JacobHeather JacobIngrid GooyerJennifer SnyderJenny GrotherusMaja Nowakmarilyn_Marilyn RiveraNadia CannizzoNancy HanttulaRachelle SigurdsonRachelle Sigurdson

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 2/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 2/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Our special word is : only

The party continues over at Angelica’s blog. Have fun!Jenny

Door Hanger


Posted by Florence Teixeira

14 September, 2013 - ,

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Hello! Hello ! Flo here again for my second week as guest creative team member.
Another project to present today! A gift, a door hanger to offer for a little baby.
The papers of « The Äntligen » collection are just beautiful on this project ! I just added some purple flowers, pearls and a little butterfly… And voilà ! Here the pictures !

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 1

And some close ups.

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 2

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 3Here are some explanations to create this project.

Cut out in cardboard and paper two forms as in the photo. Repeat the operation with a smaller template. Sew all around. Paste on one another.

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 4

Cut a long strip of paper of a few centimeters wide. Sew the edges.

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 5

Roll the strip into a circle. Paste. Attach the round on a circle of paper (here made ​​with a Spellbinders die).

Paste in the center of the plate. Add a banner and a final cutting above. It remains only to decorate.

Floliescrap-Door Hanger - 7

Maja Design products :
The Äntligen : Syrenen blommar, Sommartid, Krokus,Vårdagjämning, Naturen doftar

Others :
Pink Paislee butterfly
Memory box and Spellbinders dies

Thanks for looking ! See you next week!


Take a Hike {with Antligen Collection}


Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

28 August, 2013 - , ,

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Take a Hike

Hi everyone!  It’s me, Gabrielle here with you today to share a layout I made using the Maja Design ‘Antligen’ collection papers with a little bit of Crea Diem mixed in.  My oldest daughter Chloe loves to go on these little hikes with her friends and uses her phone camera to take pics along the way.  I have to say I was surprised to see the beautiful scenic photos she takes (waterfalls, rock cliffs, beautiful woodland), I had no idea we had these beautiful places to hike right here close to home!

For this page I wanted to use very natural looking papers and embellishments so I went with the soft cool pinks and browns in the Antligen collection….here are the papers I used…



Vårdagjämning  ~  (I used this paper pretty much as is, I just did a little stamping with some white paint and bubble wrap) and did a little edge distressing with the Tim Holtz edger.


Kaffe på trappan  ~  (used as matting for background paper as well as using it with the Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die cut…see close up below).

Take a Hike close2

I just love using clock images in my scrapping so I cut out another clock design from the Crea Diem collection paper (below) and used it to tuck beside my photo…


Take a Hike close3

I wanted a very naturalistic look to the page so I used a whole bunch of embellishments from My Little Yellow Bicycles ‘Naturals’ collection (Cork alphas, Etched Wood Buttons, Canvas Tags, Canvas Tape, Cork Stickpins)….as well as some lace from Tresors De Luxe, lightly tinted with tea stain.

Take a Hike close1

The blooms I added were a modge podge of Prima blooms I had left over from old kits as well as some small roses from Dusty Attic.  The chicken wire design I added is again from Dusty Attic, I left the chipboard ‘natural’ in keeping with my design.

I hope you enjoyed my project today and hope that you will try mixing and matching collections, it’s a great way to make your papers stretch!


Girly Layout


Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 August, 2013 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends. I have a new Layout to share with you this summer day.


What I like about Äntligen collection is that there are so many summer inspired papers there, that you have endless possibilities to recreate summer atmosphere using them.

I used quite a clean background , but added some splashes of colors using Gesso and Gelatos.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to achieve a water color effect with some mixed media techniques.


I started with applying the Gesso on the background randomly


After it has been dried I applied bright colors of Gelatos. Don’t be afraid of too bright or unmatched colors. Combining with different patterned patterns they start work perfectly.


It may look messy and like kid’s drawing, anyway, damp your brush with water and blend the colors. It will look more transparent now.


Add some paper layers, trimmed or distresses, add stamping with Gelatos too


Now it’s time to add some texture, I used Gel medium, Palette Knife and a stencil. Leave it to dry and then grab some Gelatos over the textured area


It may not be seen clearly, but it has some blurring look and I love this effect on the papers.


To add some texture too, I used cheesecloth and flowers


Added some lace trims and chipboard elements


To finish my Layout I touched the papers and the embellishments with Gelatos as well

I hope you liked this coloring tips and don’t forget to share with us your creations on our Facebook Page too.

Products used:

Maja Design Papers – Äntligen collection (Ljusblåa dagar, Kaffe på trappan, Vårlökar, Vårdagjämning), 2Crafty Chipboard, Manor House Creations flowers, Vilda Stamps, Faber – Castell Gesso and gelatos, Lace Trims and Cheesecloth


I Love You Lots


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

27 June, 2013 - , ,

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I made a commitment a while back to make an effort to create a card for every special person in my life to let them know how much they mean to me. I have been keeping that promise, and interestingly enough, not only has it been a fun challenge, but it has also been a great source of inspiration for me – especially on those days when I feel like I am hitting a creative wall.

Do you ever feel that way? If so, what do you use as your inspiration to get through the mental block?


Today’s card is for someone extremely close and special to my heart. Without her, I wouldn’t be here today. No, really. I mean I literally would not be here!

This card is for my mom – one of the best friends I have ever had and will ever have.

She is a constant source of love, support and encouragement in my life, and she carries the brightest heart of anyone I have ever met. I love you, mom. You mean so much to me.


I created this card using soft pastel colors, because she absolutely loves them. I decided to use two violet shades of Maja paper, since it’s so very symbolic with my mom’s name (Violeta). The papers are from the Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar) and the Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April).

I used the two beautiful prints to make the background of the card, which I adhered onto craft cardstock, and then covered with pretty lace, ribbon, pearl trim, and burlap trim.


To the center of the card, I added a handmade clay embellishment in a matching kraft color, along with a scallop die-cut, glittery heart, and a couple of paper ribbons with a sentiment. I added a couple of hand-stamped and cut roses, and just a touch of glitter along the pretty pearl trim.

Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Antligen collection (Syrenen blommar), Vintage Spring Basics collection (10th of April)), Kraft Cardstock, Paper Doily, Papertrey Ink Dies (Rosie Posie, Banner Borders), Papertrey Ink Stamps (Rosie Posie), American Crafts Dear Lizzie Sentiment Stamp, Stampin’ Up Vintage Button, Trim, Lace, Clay Embellishment, Pearls and Die-Cut Hearts are from my stash.

Thank you so much for joining me today!