A Beautiful Wedding Day!


Posted by Delaina Burns

22 September, 2016 - , , , , ,

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I am so excited and happy to get to share something beautiful! My sweet daughter’s wedding!

We filled this room with Paper, Pearls, and Lace!

Who knew such a beautiful display could be made from paper….

Although, not just any paper could pull off such a gorgeous spread. It took around 200 sheets of beautiful Maja paper mixed with a few others to pull off this massive creation…. and about 4 months of my time. Yep, I made every single one of those layered pinwheel flowers. I must say, it was worth every single minute. Many, many thanks to Maja’s Marie and Camilla for sending such a generous box to make this project possible!

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The groom’s cake and a another peak at the wonderful paper pinwheel flower display…

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We carried the paper theme through out the entire reception,

which took place in a warehouse style, rustic, shabby art studio.

We filled the walls with large engagement photos and strung a handmade paper banner over the gift table…


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The tables were embellished with gold candle sticks topped with handmade pearl balls,

fabric and paper flower balls, along with altered stacks of books and strings of pearls…

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Lights with paper and fabric lanterns hung from the ceiling…

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A closer view of the extraordinary paper pinwheel flower display…

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Here are a few shots of my sweet girls happy smile and laughter on her amazingly beautiful day!



Life by the sea


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

27 July, 2016 -

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Welcome to the Maja Design blog today! i hope that you are having a lovely week. I have let me inspired by the lovely “Life by the Sea” collection and made this nautical card.


I will give you a list of the papers used at the end of the post:)

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The image is from Magnolia and is called #”Tilda playing in the water”. It is coloured with Distress Ink, reinkers. I have put crackle accents on to the jellyfishs and the starfish. The shells are from a local interior shop. The postmarks around the image are stamps from Stempelglede. I have also added some spots with liquid pearls here and there.



I have cut the waves out from Maja papers, and the ducks from Bazzill Kraft paper.


Under you see the inside of the card. I have made a sail, just to build up under the nautical look;)


Here are the papers I have used:

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today!


“Henry Boy” By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

23 June, 2016 - ,

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Henry Boy

Hello there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have a layout to share with you & it features my baby grandson, Henry. I don’t do that many boy layouts so when I saw these gorgeous papers from the “Life By the Sea” collection, I thought how perfect they were for a boy layout.

Henry 2

For my background I have used  “The Westcoast” paper. Love these gorgeous nautical stripes. I have put a strip of the “Landmark” paper behind the top & bottom. Because it is a plainer paper, I think it makes a nice contrast.

The little kite I have made at the side of the photo was out of some of the scraps I had left over of both the “Landmark” & some “Sailing” papers.

Henry 3

Next up I decided to make a little pinwheel. I used the “Drop the Anchor” paper for this. I like the way you can see both side of the paper on this.

I also used up some of the decorator strips which are on the bottom of every Maja paper, & ran them vertically down my page to add a graphic element to the design.

Henry 4

Next up I decided to make a little circular pleated embellishment using the “Landmark” paper too. I just love the way this collection mixes & matches so perfectly.

Henry 5

Some string for texture, some ink splatters,  a little stamping,  a few layers & some 2Crafty chipboard.

Henry 6

Hey presto, all done.  I know we all like to do pretty creations using pretty papers & lots of flowers, but occassionally we have to do some boy things & what better range to do it with, than this “Life By The Sea” collection.

These are the four Maja Design papers I have used….

PicMonkey Collage


Until next time.

Di's Signature

Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn't have it any other way.

Lovely Treasure


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

6 May, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Today I am up on this amazing blog again to show you what I made using the lovely “Life by the Sea”collection. The chipboard pieces are all by Creative Embellishments. The picture I used is one very dear to me {because we are not that wealthy we don’t go on far away vacations every single year} it’s from our last vacation to Spain back in 2010. We made ourself’s a promise that we are going to celebrate our time off this summer in the pretty Turkey because we so need some sun and wonderful family time.


On the seaweed & seagrass I used some glass beads and mini art stones {which are so cool} but first I colored them with blue ink and cream embossing powder. I also used a couple of spray’s and added paste on two different stencil to give my background sheets more dimension.


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I just so love this collection with all the chippies this was such a fun layout to make and also very dear to me. O really love these to men of mine. <3



Maja Design papers used: Bottle Message, Landmark bs, A Day at Sea, Sailing bs,  & no. XVI

Bottle-message Landmark

A-day-at-Sea Sailing


And this is another sea layout for another DT using some pretty Maja papers  😉


Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, creative & sunny weekend. We are having some amazing sunny & warm weather so I will be enjoying it for sure. I hope you enjoy your weekend as well hugs sending your way xox!



Baby Nautical Album


Posted by Elena Olinevich

29 April, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, Elena is here.

I like doing baby projects. No paints, no flowers – I am joking. Sometimes I like to enjoy only papercrafting. It makes me feel relaxed and concentrate on atrue and initial kind of scrapbooking, I guess.

So today I am sharing an album I made for a baby, for the first `12 months. and I used absolutely not a baby collection, but one of my all time favorite – Life by the Sea.

It seems that I say this every time, no matter what collection I use, but it is true,


I made a lot of die cutting using almost the same dies for the whole album. But anyway, it has been an issue for me how to make an album without flowers, no I know – dies are the question.


So I made a lot of die cutting using the papers from the collection, and trying to keep nautical blue-white brown color combo.


So many photos are coming in this post as well as the video clip if you would like to skip them and turn the pages with me.


I like doing the flaps as well as creating the tags.


Each page is supposed to feature one month for a baby.






I also used some of the negatives left after die cutting I suppose it’s a great way to save on and use all of your paper scraps as well.



I also made a fabric cover and sew some paper pieces on the top of it.


and here is a video clip for you to check all the details


Products used;

Life by the Sea collection