Two cards for a man *Nyhavn collection*


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

14 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer here with you today. Sometimes when you see the collection, you have a certain association with it. So for me Nyhavn collection is strongly associated with the Masculine scrapbooking. Always when I play with it I am finishing with some masculine projects.

This time its 2 cards for a man.


some close ups:


Some tips when working with the men’s projects:

  • add some dark colors as the main accents
  • use some metal embellishments
  • flair buttons, wash tape, clock, star embellishments will always look appropriate

and the second card from the same collection:


close ups:

i have fussy cut some houses from the papers

det1 det2 det3I have used mainly the Nyhavn collection

and one of the tags is fussy cut from this Vintage autumn Sheet (Heritage):

have a lovely weekend,


Evgenia Petzer

My name is Evgenia Petzer and being a mom to 2 boys I am still obsessed with all girly stuff and am In love with the shabby style and everything that is close to it. I love creating cards, albums and altered items. I am so proud and blessed to be Maja Girl.

Hello Sweet Baby Boy


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 January, 2017 - , , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja friends,

Today I am here with you all to show you a card I made with the lovely “Vintage Baby”collection! I am getting more and more addicted to that collection because of the soft colors and that you have both blue & pink sheets in it. For today it’s a baby boy card with handmade flowers and a rattle shaker with metal pieces in it {also some beads and glass glitter}


I cut out different pieces of the blue & darker brown papers and placed them on top of each other to get more dimension, underneath the last layer I added some cheese cloth and a paper doily that I cut in half. The card is all made out of dies from a manufacturer I design for. Sorry for the different shades in the pictures but we have some bad weather and my camera is acting up!



What is great about using dies is that you can make your own flowers and you don’t have to worry about the colors not fitting well on your work. I always had a problem finding the perfect blue shade color for my work and now that problem is being solved by making my own flowers. Maja Design papers really allows you to make beautiful paper flowers from their collections because of the high quality & thickness of the papers.

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Actually I used three other Maja Design collections here too, the blue flowers are made with “Nyhavn”collection! The flower with the beads in the center is made with the “Vintage Romance” collection and the feathers & leaves are from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection and they all go so well together don’t you think so too??

Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905 bs, Nyhavn: Old Townhouses bs, Vintage Romance: Marriage proposal bs, Vintage Baby: It’s a boy bs, Adorable bs, Special Delivery bs & Die cuts bs


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Thank you so much for being here with us today and have a wonderful week!



Card for a man


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

19 November, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. When you think about MajaDesign papers, you always think about the feminine side of these papers, but there are some collections that are also perfect for the Man’s creations.

So I have made the card for man’s birthday using the Nyhavn collection.


and some close ups:

the accents are added by kraft cardstock and black details here and there.


some die cuts, acrylic dropsnov_card_nyhavn_det2 nov_card_nyhavn_det3

the small wooden house is coloured by the dark color of the glimmer glaze


Here is the collection that I have used:

Have a lovely day,


Evgenia Petzer

My name is Evgenia Petzer and being a mom to 2 boys I am still obsessed with all girly stuff and am In love with the shabby style and everything that is close to it. I love creating cards, albums and altered items. I am so proud and blessed to be Maja Girl.



Posted by Tina Ollett

8 November, 2016 - ,

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A very warm welcome to you! Tina O with you today to share my latest Maja Design creation.

I have titled this project “Adorable” which best describes my gorgeous eldest daughter at a much younger age. I have used Maja Designs gorgeous Nyhavn collection. This collection is so very versatile, I could go on using it forever.

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This photo of my daughter was taken back when we lived in a little mining town in regional Queensland. Her favourite pastime was swinging on the swingset. I have so many photos of her on it, but this one is by far my favourite. It of course is a little blurry due to my lack of photography skills,  but she looks so radiantly happy and that smile just melts my heart.

I have used “Eating Out” as my background page. It was kept pretty simple with just a little colouring of H2O’s. I also added splatterings of Dylusions and also some Liquid Pearl Accents.

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You can see here that I have layered strips of the boards from “Sitting at the dock”. These were all cut into random strips and distressed. I then layered them up using a hot glue gun as I find this the quickest way. The Harbour Hertiage paper was used to mat the photo and I also used a strip of it to sit at the top and bottom of the photo to give more layers to my layout.

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I have used some Dusty Attic chipboards to embellish my page. They were all dressed with liquid pearls in an array of colours to keep my page bright and fun.

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My flower clusters were created using Prima Marketing flowers and some Kaisercraft paper leaves.

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I have also added in a couple of Cabochons which I have coloured using liquid pearls.

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And from another view. The papers from this collection have been listed below for your convenience.


Eating Out 

Heritage Harbour

Sitting at the dock

Other Products Used

Dusty Attic Chipboards Elegant Swirl, Heart Arrows #2 and Word Pack #12

H2O’s Mystique, and Bashful Blue 

Liquid Pearls Robins Egg, Onyx Pearl, Lemon Chiffon, White Opal

Clear and White Gesso

Distress Ink Black Soot

Fairy Dust Glitter

Dylusions Black Marble and White Linen

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Kaisercraft Paper Leaves


Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a very beautiful week.

Until next time….take care.


“True Story” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

11 October, 2016 -

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Hello and welcome. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend refreshed to start all over again.
Tina O with you here today with my very first blog post as a Maja Girl!  I am extremely happy to be here. A sweet dream come true. Thank you so very much for having me!For my first post I have created a layout titled……

……….”True Story”……..

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It is funny the things I remember and the things I forget about my children from when they were young, so it is a wonderful thing that I can reflect on photos which usually ignites those memories. This is of my youngest who will be turning 12 very soon! From this photo I remember the pure sassiness and I must admit stubborness she emitted. These are the things that I so love about her and I wouldn’t want her to be any other way!


My background was created using Maja Designs Nyhavn Collection. This would have to be one of my most favourite collections. I think because it has a lot of grey / black through them which I am extremely fond of at present.  I have incoporated a sheet of A Dockside in Bloom from the same collection and the reverse of it also….it has the crowns on the reverse which I thought was only fitting for a project encapsulating this photo and all that it means.The background page Kings Square was layered up with A Dockside in Bloom and primed with clear gesso. I added in a little texture using the Dusty Attic Distressed Diamonds stencil and crackle paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled over some silver prills and left to dry. I also painted in some Twinkling H2O’s to give the paper a little more colour. I have listed the papers below that I have used for this project.

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Maja Design – Kings Square

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                  I have distressed torn leftover pieces from the Nyhavn collection to matt my ever so gorgeousphoto of my girl. They have been layered  to help give my page dimension.

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          The large chipboard piece was dressed in a mix of black gesso, crackle texture paste, and art stones along with a little iridescent medium to give my pieces a shimmery effect. The foliage chipboards were dressed clear crackle paste and then covered with liquid pearls once they dried. I have some more close-ups photos for you below……2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 026 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 027 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 028

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I also added in some tea stained muslin to highlight some of the darker areas of my page and add more texture.

Other Materials

Dusty Attic:Dusty In Colour Cashmere DA0904, Bird Baths 2 pk DA0395, Crown #2 DA0156, Leafy Stem #5 DA0156, Ornament Trim #2 DA0156, Word Disks DA1195, Distressed Diamond Stencil – DA1480,Foliage #2 DA1292, Foliage #5 DA1295, Cameo Ribbon Slides DA

Other:49andMarket Rustic Barn Blooms, Collections Butterflies, Liquid Pearls Black Onyx, Silver Pearl , Bisque, Lace, Prills – Silver, Gesso Black,White and Clear, Gel Medium, Muslin, Prima Metal Clocks, Prima Art Stones, Prima Crackle Paste White, Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers – Item # 590062, Twinkling H20’s #29517 (Buttercup), Black Distress Spray.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a lovely day.