Mother’s Day Cards


Posted by Maja Nowak

24 May, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Design friends, welcome to the blog today :)

I know many of you have already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland this holiday comes on May 26th. And so for my today’s post I have two simple shabby chic cards for moms :)


Both are made using the Sofiero collection – soft, delicate colours and beautiful designs are simply perfect for the occasion. And so in the first card I layered sand-coloured papers in the background and placed two cut-out images on top. Then I added the sentiment in a decorative die frame and some mini roses:


I slightly distressed the edges of papers to give them a more shabby look. Small pearls are a cherry on top ūüėČ



For the background of the other card I embossed the Monochromes white/sand paper to add some texture:


Then I placed a flowery tag on top onto which I stamped my sentiment. I put a decorative chipboard frame on top so that the sentiment pops out :)


I finished my card off with a small flower cluster:


Though simple, the cards still were a kind of a challenge for me: I had to make them flat enough to go into envelopes to be mailed :) With my love for dimension that was sooo hard! :)

And here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec; stamps: Lemonade; dies: Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon, string: my stash.


Have a nice day and see you soon!



Xmas trees


Posted by Pascale B

19 January, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout with a step-by-step video. I chose a photo of a ¬†Christmas floral arrangement from the castle of Chenonceau (Loire Valley, France).

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Here are some close-ups:

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Here is the video:

Maja Design papers:

1915 1912 bs 21st of December BS
Vintage Summer Basics Vintage Frost Basics
1915 1912 21st of December bs

Vintage Card by Padoriaa


Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

12 January, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present my first inspiration. ¬†I love vintage and shabby chic style. I’m a big fan of layers, laces and chipboards. ¬†Cards are one from my favourite type of projects to create. Here is my today’s inspiration :
Card by Padoriaa

Papers from the collection called “Vintage Romance” fits perfectly to my project. ¬†I pick few papers and started to prepare the composition. Next was to added some flowers, metal embellishments and chipboard. Cut out elements from the paper and use them like the central point of my card.

Card by Padoriaa

Flowers together with ribbon and laces. Many tiny elements together.

Card by Padoriaa

Vintage stamp with perfect sentence.  Here I used different shades of ink to stamp. It look really nice instead of using a black ink.

Card by Padoriaa Card by Padoriaa

My cards are full of ¬†layers and elements but I always try to make them light. It’s not easy, it takes time ¬†but I love the final result.

Card by Padoriaa

In the end I applied white gesso and splash it with white and gold paint.

Papers used :

825 - When I saw you ds 817 - Love is in the air ds 824 - To be with you ds 839 - Love notes dsVintage-Romance-PVintage-Frost-Basics 

Hope you will like my first inspiration. Hugs :*

Burrrr***Tut/Mood Board****


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

10 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello, this is a winter ¬†LO I did using Maja Design’s Mood Board for December. I took this photo of one of our Paps “Jona” I also did a step by step photo tut…..




6th of December

6th of Dec

8th of December BS

8th of Dec

The 49 and Market used:

The Dusty Attic used:

Plus: Dusty Attic Snowflakes

Other elements used: Prills Sage Advice, Prills Mini Pearls, Tim Holtz Snowflake Stencil, Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste, Nuvo Crystal Drops-White Blizzard, Prima Snowflake Paste, Prima Glass Glitter-Pearl, Tim Holtz Clear Crackle, Shimmerz Inklings-Chocolate & Diamonds,Dusty Attic Paint Oceana,Clear gesso, Liquid Pearls-Robin’s Egg, Petaloo Berrie picks & pinecones, Tim Holtz-icicle

Here are some Close Ups:

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Where I live, we get WINTER, snow & cold. Our days are short, & I spend much more time inside our home, so I do more Scrapbooking, in the winter months, to pass the winter away. I love to work on winter LO’s because of the Snow Texture. You may find my tuts confusing, because I do them in the order that I have taken the photos. I have so much on the go, when I am working on a project, plus I have to allow pieces to dry. I do not use a heat gun, I let the pieces dry naturally, either in my front south window, when the sun is out, or my bedroom closest, the smallest warmest room in our home. It has a floor heater, so a placed a rack over top it, & will place pieces of the projects, on that to allow quicker drying…..


I trimmed the outside edges of the 6th of December sheet, (about 1/8 of a inch),distressed the edges & glued it onto the 8th of December sheet.. I then hand stitched these pieces together…


I did some stencil work using Tim Holtz snowflake stencil & Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste


Shows stencil work…


Once the embossing paste dried, I brushed on some Nuvo Crystal Glitter Drops-Blizzard,¬† I love the Translucent paste, you don’t loose the detail in the paper…


I cut out these 2 pieces from the Dec 8th sheet, did some punch work using Martha Stewart Cherish punch, glued on the Dec 6th sheet, hand stitched & distressed the edges….


I primed all the chipboard with clear gesso…I do this to make sure the crackle sticks to the chipboard…

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I then pained these pieces with Shimmerz Inklings Chocolate & Diamonds..


Applied drops of  liquid pearls-Robins Egg


I painted these pieces with DA paint Oceania, then clear gesso…


I then applied a thick coat of clear crackle


& placed the Ornate Pendants over top the wet crackle


Dry & completed Chipboard pieces…


Primed with clear gesso, then painted with Inklings Chocolate & Diamonds


Primed with clear gesso


Painted with Inklings Chocolate & Diamonds


Primed with clear gesso, applied a thick coat of the clear crackle, then once the crackle dried I painted the Winged Frame with the Inklings Chocolate & Diamonds


I applied 2 coats of clear gesso, to seal the color, so it does not bleed through the snow texture….


I did the same to the frame, as I did with the Ornate Pendants…



Glued the Photo under the frame…


Glued on the pearl dangles & Tim Holtz icicle


Using a brush I applied Prima Snowflake paste, sprinkling on Prima glass glitter while the paste was still wet. I do not like the snowflake paste by its self, it comes to life with the glitter….


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Painted with the DA Oceania


Applied clear crackle


Once the crackle dried, I painted these pieces, with the Robins Egg, Liquid Pearls…


I painted the flowers with LuminArt H20 Heavenly White, to give them shimmer. I also glued on some of the glass glitter on to the flower centers…

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I changed the flower centers on all the canvas, burlap blooms, using Prills Sage Advice. I then applied snow texture & glass glitter to the outside edges of all the flowers….

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I glued down the Marrakesh Trellis…


Placed drops of glue, I use Ranger Glossy Accents, it dries fast & holds…Sprinkled on some glass glitter…


Glued on the Ornate Pendants…


Glued on the frame…

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Glued on the beaded tinsel…& the top part of the LO…


Applied drops, of the Robins Egg Pearls, to the Beaded Tinsel….


Glued on the framed photo…


Glued on Bottom part of LO & Snow flakes… I primed the snowflakes with white gesso, then painted them with the clear crackle, & once the crackle dried I painted them with the LuminArt, heavenly white for the shimmer…


Started this cluster using 49 and Market Rustic Pointsettia Canvas Blooms, Garden Blooms, Petaloo Berry Picks & pinecones. I picked the small pine cones, cut off the bottoms to make them smaller, then sprayed them with a acrylic sealer. I also applied the snow texture & glass glitter on to the pine cones…


I painted on another coat of the Inklings Chocolate & Diamonds on the frame, for the Shimmer & Started a cluster here…


& here, top right corner…


Added this printed piece that I took from the Mood Board…Also glued on some Prills-Mini Pearls onto the snow texture…

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Shows the droplet on Jona’s nose…


Added a flower cluster over the Santa Frame…


Added the title….


added the mini holly into the cluster…


& into these clusters….

I have also done another photo tut, for my next post on Dec 24.

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


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!