Christmas Carols in the Snow


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

21 November, 2015 - , , , ,

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Hello Everyone <3

Today I’m here with a little extra Christmas inspiration to you <3

About two weeks ago I made a box with 8 sides. I made the box my self using thick cardbord also known as chipboards 12×12. When I made this box I would give it a little extra Christmas spirit <3

On the side of the box, I used a Martha Stewart Punch called Eyelet Lace, this is a new personal favorite of mine. The snowflakes are a dies set from Tim Holtz called Mini Snowflake. The set is two snowflakes, and on my box I have placed some of them on top each other. I also decorated these with snow from a box and plastic snow.

The lid of the box is also cut out from chipboards and both sides have patterned paper, even at the edges. The top lid I’ve covered with alot of snow from a box and snow made from plastic. I have made my self a  little Christmas story on the top. Christmas Carols in the Snow <3

On the lid I’ve used several dies from Tim Holtz. The Christmas tree in the background is put together with a dies named Evergreen <3 The Deer is from a set with two, called Reindeer Fligthe and the pair where the lady sings and the man plays, named Victorian Carolers. The other details are mushrooms, packages with some bullfinks. The bullfinks is a dies from kaBoks.

The Christmas tree is made from 16 trees that two and two are glued together. This is to get the patterned paper on both sides. In the tree you can see that I have used several Bullfinch.

Below the tree I have 3 red mushrooms and on the other side you’ll find a deer.

The packages I’ve put together myself without a tutorial. Also these are covered with snow and two of them I have placed some birds on.

When you remove the lid, you will see that I have covered the inside with patterned paper and pearl string.

The idea for the project I got when I saw the dies set with the lady and the gentleman from Tim Holtz. I just knew I had to make one project with this and give them the right Christmas atmosphere they deserve <3

For this box I have used paper from different collection from Maja Design:





I wish you all a great weekend <3


A Textured Christmas Tag


Posted by Heather Jacob

9 December, 2014 - , , ,

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Hi there my lovely Maja Design fans … Christmas is almost here and I have a Tag to showcase today , created with the “Gift for You”, Collection .I always love to include a TAG with my Christmas gifts and make them personal by writing a message on the back of the tag. We have very hot weather for Christmas in Australia and right now we are in the middle of our Summer . I would truly love to experience a White Christmas one day .Tag by Heather Jacob   I adore the striking rich red and white with the Grey BG .I created lots of layers with these glorious papers. Adding a splash of green on the rosebuds .tag by Heather Jacob   I wanted to create a feel of a white Christmas with this Tag .tag by Heather Jacob      A side shot showing the many layers of the co-ordinating  papers, matching perfectly.  tag by Heather jacob   I added a small amount of fiber paste with a stencil creating the illusion of snow .  tag by Heather Jacob   There is room on the back of the tag to write a message …. Maja Design Collection used …. A Gift for You …. Given from the heart and sent with Love…Frojdefull Jul ….JULBUKETT and BRODERAD DUK . Bye for now and thanks so much for popping by to look at my work . Take care and happy scrapping . Warm hugz from me .Heather-sign



Treasure these memories


Posted by Heather Jacob

24 August, 2013 - , ,

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Hi my friends and welcome to Maja Design. These papers truly lend themselves to layering  … For example : at the top of my layout I have created a mini collage by using strips of paper and diecuts. I began with my foundation of a base strip,  2 inches wide, which I have added a border punched strip  layered over the top and then finished off with an even  thinner strip. These are all machine stitched together with black cotton. I added a mixture of blooms in similar hues and I chose to cut some Frojdefull jul  with diecuts to create even more dimension to my mini collage strip .  I have such a magical time creating with these amazing papers. This layout is special to me as I have used a photo of my ‘darling grandie’ . Ella J.


Treasure these memories LO by heather jacob

   I really love to create pages where ‘you’, the viewer wants to touch, feel and run your fingers over the layers and look closely, spying something different each time you glance at my work. I love to create interest and intrigue while also giving dimension to my work. Stamping is something I really love. Sometimes a stamp fills a space perfectly . So quick and easy, making the whole layout blend together gloriously. 

Tucked amongst the Green Tara  blooms, I have added some inked chipboard. A tiny frame and a funky Dandelion bloom. I sliced the frame in half and I poked one half amongst the blooms and the other half is added to the diecut cluster on the right side of the mounted photo. I combined some Christmas papers with the Vintage Summer Basics.


Papers used: Girlanger  – bs, Julkappar – bs , Vintage summer basics 1899 and  1891. I wanted to demonstrate just how easily these papers blend and work together and create the perfect background to showcase your treasured memories and photos. Other materials used : Prima stamps, Tim Holtz stamps, Vintage brads, Sizzix and Tim Holtz diecuts, 2crafty chipboard,Prima and Green Tara blooms

I will see you all again next week. Enjoy your weekend and have fun creating, bye for now and big hugz from Heather xHeather-sign

Treasure Your Memories


Posted by Elena Olinevich

1 February, 2013 - , , ,

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Hello! Elena is here with you and today I want to share with you a Summer layout, inspired by amazing summer photos and no doubt, I used Vintage Summer Basics Collection


Surely this is the most beautiful paper collection I’ve ever seen, however I decided to play with some paints and added some accents on this 1905 paper sheet.


I have teared some papers for my photo padding (1936, 1920, 1910) and made some random stitching of the title cut from the patterned papers


and I added some script stamping and flowers to embellish my Layout

rosesand I can not resist using lace there as it reminds me about feminine accent that should definitely be there.


and one more Layout I want to share with you today was made for 2Crafty Chipboard blog, but as it is filled with many Christmas papers I decided to show it too


I wanted to make something different from traditional cutting and gluing the papers, so I stitched, stamped and painted as usual I do while creating something. I used Fröjdefull Jul ( Julklappar)  and Gammaldags Jul collections ( Goder afton, Pyntat och fint)

I made some tearing of  the stripes


and some fussy cutting from Ringdans paper


Thank you for watching me today and have a good day.

Products used : Maja Design Papers : Fröjdefull Jul ( Julklappar, Ringdance))  and Gammaldags Jul collections ( Goder afton, Pyntat och fint); 2Crafty Chipboard, Flourish With a Bling – Flourish and pearls, 3rd Eye StampElena-sign

Winter Mini Album


Posted by Elena Olinevich

18 January, 2013 - , ,

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Good day to all Maja Friends. Elena is here to share some new project with you. Well, Christmas  holidays have passed, but I am sure you have many photos taken during this wonderful time . And of course, Mini album is the best decision to keep those memories.

Maja Design has so many Christmas/Winter collections to try, that it was a dilemma for me which one to choose. Anyway I decided to combine some of them as they complement each other quite well.



I used Acrylic Binder from Clear Scraps as I wanted to keep transparency effect as long as the icy look too



I have cut the running children from Ringdans paper of  Fröjdefull Jul collection and made some fussy cutting of Vines from Julbukett  paper. and surely my signature – some stamping and acrylic paints on the cover



I place all the photos on the acrylic pages that were colored using the stencils and acrylic paint with mica. I love the idea that you can see the next page through the acrilic too and it adds extra decoration to it as well.



I left some pages without photos, as I ‘m going to present it to my Mum and she will add the photos herself or will make some notes on the papers. That is why I resisted the desire to add some textured elements and left just stamping and a small amount of modeling paste.


I wanted to choose just red -white colors but I didn’t noticed how I have added pink and peach colors, but I suppose the result is quite amazing



The stripes and the dots – really cute, isn’t it?



You know, after I cut my backgrounds papers I had many leftovers and I decided to use them as decorations for my pages. Some of them were torn into thin stripes





and finally the last pages



What a great mixture of colors, though it is a boy page



and some close ups on my techniques



and for the back page I used Gammaldags Jul Collection and its Tradition Paper



I hope you have enjoyed my Mini Album and during the week end you will pick up your favourite Christmas photos and will choose your Winter collection to coordinate them.


 Supplies used for Mini Album:

Patterned Paper:

Fröjdefull Jul collection: Ringdans, Julbucket, Virkad strumpa

Gammaldags Jul: Tradition

Clear Scraps: Acrylic Binder, Scallop Chipboard and Acrylic; Stencil: Brick Wall and Quarterfoil