Birthday Cards


Posted by Maja Nowak

29 March, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

I’m often asked to make some cards to order – and today I have two birthday cards to share. The first one is for a man who loves jazz:


I used my all-time favourite Vintage Romance collection because of the handsome guy image and for me classic jazz is those handsome guys in smart suits ūüėČ Although other images in the collection are rather referring to cars, I still used a car advert that I partly covered to reveal only the club name – sounds jazzy enough to me ūüėČ


As I said, the collection doesn’t have any music motives, but I used stamps and washi tape to add some tunes and the piano keyboard, and then a chipboard saxophone to match the card theme:


I cut some tags from paper scraps and made a music record from cardstock:


And so I made this romantic collection fit into a jazz theme :)

The other card is a complete change of theme :) It’s the first birthday card for a cute little lady:


For this one I used the refreshed Sofiero collection as I chose a soft pink and green palette. I’m so happy to be able to layer the Monochrome papers and not to cover beautiful patterns! Plus, I didn’t need to search for matching colours :)


I added some little flowers and stamped and die-cut the sentiment, also using the Monochrome paper:


I stamped and coloured the girl image in matching colours:


But there’s some more to the card: I included the girl’s name too and made the card into an easel form:


I really like the way the soft colours and delicate flower pattern go together with glitter and the stamp!


Here’s what I used to make them:

Other: stamps: Nellie Snellen, Gstamps, Lemonade; dies: Spellbinders, Crealies, Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Anemone.


And which card do you like more? :)


Guest Designer Eulanda Silvey


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 March, 2017 - , , , ,

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My name is Eulanda Silvey and I will guest here at Maja today.


My husband and I own our own business but we are lucky to have our weekends to ourselves. ¬†This is where I find myself heading to my craft room when there isn’t other things we need to be doing. ¬†We built a house recently and my craft room is only a set of french doors away from his man den. ¬†I set it up this way so that I can open the doors and feel like I am spending a bit of time with him while he’s in his room watching tv and I’m in my room creating. ¬†Clever huh? ¬†LOL!!! ¬†I’ve been crafting for about 10 years now and just love this hobby. ¬†If I could play full time, I would!!



Tea card 

I tried to keep this card from being covered in embellishments to show the gorgeous papers from the “Coffee in the Arbor” collection. ¬†The image is from the “Delicious Moments” 12″ x 12″ and my bottom layers of the card are “Raspberries” and “Rose Garden” but from the 6″ x 6″ pad. ¬†Yes I have both in many Maja collections. ¬†LOL! ¬†I layered with a square doily I had in my stash (well half of it) and a few more dies from Joy called “Cutting & Embossing Floral Edge Die” and “Cutting & Embossing Doily Edge Die”. ¬†I’ve added various Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a few leaves and finished it off with a row of white rose ribbon.

Cuddle Mice

Cuddle Mice¬† This card was fun to make but after I was finished I thought I should have made it into a canvas! ¬†7″ x 7″ (almost 18cm x 18cm) and I still managed to have embellishments fall outside of that measurement! Well my thinking was that I wanted to added lots of embellishments but I also wanted to show some of Maja Design’s gorgeous “Vintage Romace” papers. ¬†Ummm….well I tried!!! ¬†LOL! The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Cuddle Mice”. I added some “Diamond Dust”glitter to the pom pom on the hat and over the grey flooring. ¬†FUN!!! After I added the WO English roses I put some glitter on those as well. ¬†OH and I added more to the miniature glass jar. ¬†Those are fun too!¬†¬†The Marianne “tassel dies” are so easy to make but adding them under the “filigree flat back pearl”, wax cord bow and seam binding bow seemed like the perfect addition.

Summer Red

Red “Happy Summer” Card¬† I started with Dutch Doobadoo’s Card Art A4 Tent template and layered using Maja Design’s gorgeous Summertime collection. ¬†For the image I used Summertime’s “In the Garden” and layered it over Joy’s “Framework with Rounded Corners” die. ¬†For the top layer I added the “Happy Summer” strawberry stamp. ¬†I then added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers as well as a hand made Foamiran flower (white) and layered all flowers with Foamiran leaves. ¬†The shabby chic bow and rose charm were then popped on last for the finishing touch.

Summer Blue

Blue “Happy Summer” Card For this sweet card I did the same thing as the Red “Happy Summer Card” using the Art A4 Tent template from Dutch Doobadoo. ¬†I loved the Summertime collection so I thought maybe I needed two of them. ¬†The image is from the “By the Sea” diecuts paper and same with the “Happy Summer” stamp that I layered atop the image. ¬†Under the image is a different Joy die called “Rectangle Frame with Circles”. ¬†Again I made a flower bouquet using more Wild Orchid Craft flowers and another cream colored Foamiran flower. ¬†I layered them with more Foamiran leaves but for this one I added a wood bark star from Noor! Design UK. ¬†The filigree butterfly was from my stash. ¬†

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one! ¬†I know I did!
Thanks for stopping by!



When you feel like in Heaven


Posted by Elena Olinevich

17 March, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends.

Not recently I’ve found the pictures I’ve made late spring . I realized I can not wait when the warmth will come for a long time. I miss those small shadows from the sun, the small leaves on the trees and the birds’ singing. So much.

So I decided to create a very light, simple Layout full of air.

Spring Layout by Elena Olinevich product by Maja Design

I didn’t want to make it busy with the embellishments, so I only added some paper layers using the die cuts and a few flowers.

Spring Layout with Maja Design and Spellbinders

It was so easy to do and to keep the shabby feeling.

Spring Layout with Maja Design and Spellbinders1

I didn’t want to give it bright colors, I like such moderate and translucent view. so I chose Vintage Romance collection

Spring Layout with Maja Design and Spellbinders2

Have a wonderful Friday and hope that your winter is warm.

Products used:

Vintage Romance

Spellbinders Dies. Prima Marketing Flowers.



Follow Your Heart


Posted by Mary Catt

5 March, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ‚ÄĚVintage Romance‚ÄĚ collection.

A mysterious layout this time that was inspired by that beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

Closer 1

For my background, I used the ‚ÄĚChampagne‚ÄĚ paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ‚ÄĚLove Poetry‚ÄĚ and the ‚ÄĚEphemera cards‚ÄĚ papers.

Closer 2

I primed the background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy‚Äôs Stamp Gang sprays ‚ÄĚBayou Boogie Gold‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄĚDark Chocolate Truffle‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄĚCocoa Bean Copper‚ÄĚ to give some color.

Closer 3

I heat embossed the ”Madelines flourish frame‚ÄĚ chipboard with ‚ÄĚBratwurst Brown‚ÄĚ Lindy‚Äôs Stamp Gang embossing powder. The title was also embossed first with the¬†‚ÄĚBratwurst Brown‚ÄĚ and then with the ‚ÄĚCafe au Lait‚ÄĚ powder. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing.

Closer 4

To finish, I added some bronze micro beads and made some splatters with the sprays I used before.

Papers used:


That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Love Completely


Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

4 March, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a LO I did, combining Maja Design’s Vintage Romance with A Gift for You Collection…..




Other Elements used: 49 and Market:¬†Vintage Shades-Orchid Bouquet,¬†Vintage Shades-Orchid Blossoms,¬†Garden Bloom-Pale Lavender,¬†Garden Vine-Pale Lavender,….Dusty Attic Chipboard:¬†Ornate Circle Frames,¬†Ornate Frame #7,¬†Vine Frames #2,¬†Leaves #3,¬†Vine Border,¬†Postage Stamps,¬†Love Heart Corners,¬†Live Beautifully,¬†Quoted Sentiments #1,¬†Wordpl@y #4

Here are some close ups…


For the background, I trimmed the outside edges, of the Bride & Groom sheet, so the bottom mat, wrapped in old newspaper-BS, would show. I also cut slits, & distressed those, & glued wrapped in old newspaper under the slits….


I primed all of the chipboard, with clear gesso, then applied clear crackle on to some of the pieces. Once the crackle had dried, I painted the pieces, with Shimmerz Inklings-Chocolate & Diamonds, for the brown, Mochachino for the lavender brown, greener pastures for the green, & toned down or blended the colors with sheer bliss. I also inked the edges using the pinecone ink pad….


In the flower clusters I used DA leaves & grape vine, 49 and Market Vintage Shades-Orchid, & Garden Blooms & Vine-Lavender,& IamRoses S15


I tore pieces from the Bride & Groom sheet & the Love Poetry sheet & framed it with the Ornate Frame…


I glued She’s my Lady-BS, under the larger Ornate Circle Frame….


& pieces from the Love Poetry sheet under the Love Heart Corners…


Framed the cut out with a postage stamp…Here are some more close ups……




This is a LO I did using the Enjoying Outdoors, Having tea in the sun & the BS of this sheet….


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