Squishy Hugs & Kisses


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

18 February, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, Rachelle here with a Valentines LO I did, using lots of flowers & love……


The Maja Design used:

Other elements used: 49 and Market Flowers: Vintage Shades-Ecru, Vintage Shades-Cherise Bouquet, Garden Bloom-Saffron, Garden Vine-Saffron…..Dusty Attic Chipboard: Barb Wire Frames, String Frames small, Feather charms, mini chicken wire, Hugs, Love You Arrows, XOXO, Wordpl@y #4, Mini Script ABC, Teeny Tiny ABC…….Roses,  Prills, Stop wining, Beads, Clear Crackle paint, LuminArt-Silk-Jasper Red, Olive Vine, iridescent gold, Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds, glossy accents

Here are some close ups….


For the paper layers I tore the paper & Distressed the edges, then inked the edges using the Shimmerz-Chocolate & Diamonds..04971a3296b94ac49c6f8af1928bda7d

Shows a flower cluster using the DA feather charms, 49 and Market Flowers that I altered using beads as the flower centers….




I primed all of the Chipboard with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle dried I painted the pieces with LuminArt Silk, Jasper red, olive vine, iridescent gold & Shimmerz inklings Chocolate & Diamonds …..I applied drops of glossy accents on the beads of the feather charm….


So cute!!!!



I love Prills, glued some into the chicken wire….






Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle


”Cherished Moments”


Posted by Mary Catt

8 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today to share my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”I Wish” collection. I really love these papers because although it is a Christmas collection can easily be used in non-Christmas pages. Take for example mine…

This time I made a soft romantic page with this beautiful photo, which as always found on Pinterest.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”I wish to play in the Snow” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”I wish you a Happy new Year”  and the ”I wish for frosty mornings” papers. I also placed some pieces from an old book and made a fussy cutting on some vintage clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics ”No XVI” paper.

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First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I heat embosed the paste with ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s powder to make the texture more obvious. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cowabunga Copper” and ”Cape Cod Coral” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

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I heat embossed the floral chipboards and the title with ”Byzantine Bronze”. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

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As a final touch, I added some bronze microbeads and some Prima Memory Hardware – Glass Pearls.


Papers used:



Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

7 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you, a winter LO I did, using the Beautiful “I Wish” Collection…


The Maja Design used:


Other elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard: Doily #5, Snowflakes, Pine Sprigs, mini chicken wire, Old Wooden Fence….49 and Market: Rustic Bloom Poinsettia Canvas, Rustic Blooms Burlap & Canvas, Rustic Blooms Canvas and Burlap small, Burlap Trim…..Prima: snowflake texture, glass glitter pearl….Tim Holtz clear crackle, icicles, corrugated paper & prills mini pearls

Here are some close ups…….


I love working with  Maja Design Paper, it is the softest paper I have ever worked with, so it distresses beautifully. Being a paper layer, I find the Collections easy to work with, plus you can combine Collections, as they also blend beautifully…. This corner shows distressed, hand stitched, paper layers using corrugated paper in the layers…


I primed the TH icicle, old wooden fence & chicken wire with clear gesso, the rest of the chipboard was primed with white gesso. I then painted all the chipboard,& the TH icicle, except for the chicken wire with clear crackle paint. Once the crackle dried I painted the white pieces with LuminArt-Heavenly White H20, & for the brown I used Shimmerz -Chocolate & Diamonds…


I applied Prima Snowflake Texture & sprinkled on Prima glass glitter pearl, on to the wet texture paste, on to the flowers & some of the chipboard pieces…


I also glued on some Prills on to the snow flakes & snow texture.

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Glued some glass glitter into the chicken wire..


For the clusters I used 49 and Market Rustic Blooms, & Dusty Attic Chipboard (Snow Flakes & Pine Sprigs)…

Here are a few more close ups…




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Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle


Live Love Laugh & Celebrate You


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

30 December, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed your time spent with family at Christmas. Oh boy is it cold here in The Netherlands brrr so that’s why I made some simple wintery cards to show you all made out of scraps. From time to time I love to use my leftover Maja Design papers and make something pretty this time I made these cards.


I used some different brand flowers and a bunch of sprays and pastes on my cards! Also I added some Dusty Attic chippies to complete my cards hope you like them!



Maja Design papers used I wish: You lots of Love and Happiness, You lots of Love and Happiness bs & for a Holly Jolly Christmas bs,


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Thank you so much for being here with us today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, happy & warm 2017! I can’t wait what 2017 will bring hopefully all that I said above…..



Santa’s List Card!


Posted by Nancy Dynes

27 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello, my friends! I hope you had a blessed Christmas! I’m thrilled to be sharing a project on the Maja Design Blog today. This is the last of my 2016 series of dimensional cards using Maja Design’s festive ‘I Wish’ collection. Sunday was truly the very first day of Christmas, so the way I see it we’re still firmly in the midst of season.

Santa is the front and center of this card as he studies his list in preparation for his holiday deliveries.

Each layer is distressed, layered, stitched, and popped up using foam adhesive.


The image of Santa and the holiday ornaments are fussy cut from the paper collection.

Snow frosted holiday greenery, berries, and a twine bow add finishing touches.


The lace trim is created with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Supplies Used: Twine, Holiday Greenery and Berries, Foam Adhesive, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting! It’s a great honor to share my card with you. I want to thank you with all my heart for your kind comments. I am humbled and forever grateful to be a part of such a fabulous crafty family. I can’t wait to see what y’all are working on as we head into the New Year. I send wishes for many cozy days of crafting!



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.