Up Up And Above


Posted by Maja Nowak

30 August, 2017 - , ,

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A very good morning to you, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog 🙂

The summer is coming to an end, but we shouldn’t let our spirits go down! Today I have two birthday cards to share, and their common element is the blue palette and a motif connected with flying high above 🙂

The first one features an angel wing in the flower cluster:


I layered papers from the Vintage Frost collection, placed the sentiment stamp with a button in the centre and surrounded it with flowers and leaves. I also added some pearl brads and liquid pearls.




The central motif of the second card is an air balloon surrounded by flowers:


I used scraps of the Vintage Romance papers to make a shabby patchwork background, placed the chipboard layered balloon upon it and decorated it with mini roses and crystal flourishes.




And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:


button: Lemoncraft; chipboard: Scrapiniec; flowers: Prima, my stash; flourishes: Prima; mold: Prosvet; die: my stash


So, what do you think about my cards? I really like the way they turned out 🙂 See you soon!



Anniversary Wedding Album


Posted by Elena Olinevich

4 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Fans, last month of summer is officially here, one of my favorite month of the year.
This summer I made a lot of wedding projects and today I want to share an Anniversary Wedding Album I ‘ve made recently

I made quite an easy and simple mini album , it’s size is A4 and as usual  I made the fabric cover for it with stitching


When you want to keep your mini simple all you need to do is to grab beautiful papers, a few flowers and several elegant dies


I followed all the instructions I ‘ve mentioned above and played only with a simple color palette – pale blue, gold, beige brown and some mauve shades.


It was quite easy to do, as the paper patterns are really amazing from the Vintage Romance collection


I wanted my mini to be classic and elegant.


So I didn’t want to overwhelm it with many of the embellishments or even paper layers


Modest and shabby





Some fussy cutting was made to add the embellishments instead of using the flowers



Products used:

Prima Marketing Flowers, Spellbinders Dies, May Arts Ribbon.


Special Guest Designer Kerstin-Inga Peters


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

17 July, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello Scrapbooking friends!
I am very excited and honored to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer. Thanks so much for your invitation!


My name is Kerstin- Inga Peters and I come from Germany. I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland.
I’m a modern girl with a big vintage heart and my big passion are photos, colours and textures. With Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Style I have found ‘my’ perfect favourite genres – as it combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, and the application of various innovative products, techniques and the idea of telling stories.
I love the sea forever and ever. That’s my place for relaxation, dreaming and inspiration.
As I saw the wonderful papers I thought, amazing the right colors for sea, beach and so much more.

My first layout shows our family sunshine ‘Filou’, it’s a sheltie and he has always so much fun on the sea. His favourite occupation is to get sticks or balls out of the water.

Summer Fun

Used materials

Maja Design papers: Summer Time -Having fun-; Life by the sea -Regatta-; Life by the sea -Marina-

Prima flowers, Scrap FX chipboards, Gauze, Texture paste white, Distress Stain Walnut ink, Embossing powder, 3D pearls, sea shells, metal embellishments, driftwood

IMG_2820A crumpled craft paper with burlap leftover, some self-collected shells and a piece from edge stripe.


Some stains and splashes with paints diluted with water, together with some cut outs from the ‘Marina’ paper (flags and lighthouse).


Can you see the waves on my photo? I love the idea to continue some photo elements on the background paper. Here I used a white texture paste and a fan brush for more sea waves.

I also used some hand torn stripes together with colored gauze and a lot of little blue flowers.


Good day – We don’t remember days, we remember moments

Sunshine, beach, the sea and more: while the little ones dig in the biggest sandpit, the grown-ups lounge in a beach chair enjoying the sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Used materials:

Maja Design papers: Life by the sea -Sailing-, Life by the sea -Regatta-

Stencil ‘Coral’ Scrap FX, Clear stamps ‘Maritim’ Viva Decor, Dies – Lighthouse, Beach grass, Tattered flowers, white gesso, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ‘Boogie board’ Tattered Angels,

burlap,metal embellishment, tags, chipboard word from Scrap FX


 Hanse Sail

Maja Design papers: Sailing – Vintage Romance -Words of Love-, Life by the sea -Marina-

Embellishments – wooden seahorse, metalic charms, feathers, starfish, rope

3D pearls, Distress stain ‘Walnut ink’, chipboard wordlet Scrap FX, circle dies, stencil ‘Bubbles’

embossing powder ‘Burnt copper leaves’

I’m a big fan of old sailor ships. The ‘Hanse Sail’ shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers,

traditional ships and museum ships. IT’s really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.


So I used here more vintage colors, various brown shades and a wine red.

For the wooden seahorse I used a transparent crackle paste in combination with distress ink and a little bit copper wax creme.


Some motifs from the ‘Regatta’ were very suitable for my photo and I decided to use a round die to cut out these elements.


More of my projects can you see here


Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!


Wedding card


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

28 June, 2017 -

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Hi there Maja fans! Here comes a wedding card I have made.
And of course I have used the Vintage Romance Collection.
Together with the beautiful papers I have put a paper from an old book
I got from my grandmother.
She also had some more old books,
but them she gave to the priest,
before I had the chance to to grab them for my cards:)
The image is from Magnolia,
and I have used Distress Ink for my colouring.
I think the image fits the papers so well,
and vice versa.
The sentiment stamp is from Stempelglede.
I have made some cute envelopes with a DooHickey die (vol 9).
The small flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
As the rest of the flowers as well.
The card is a lollipop card,
and I have folded two accordians measuring 6×30 cm,
and glued them together.

 Here is the back of the card, to write a greeting on.

Here are the papers used:

Hope you liked my card! Thank you for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,


Masculine Cards


Posted by Maja Nowak

21 June, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

The day after tomorrow in Poland we celebrate Father’s Day – and for that occasion I have made some masculine cards 🙂 Even though I’m the only woman in my house, I still find masculine cards a bit difficult, it always takes me more time to make one than with romantic flowery cards 😉 But with fantastic Vintage Romance images of handsome dudes the task is much easier 😉

I decided to use up some leftovers of the Home for the Holidays collection and made these two cards:


The first card is more universal, as the stamped sentiment says “Best wishes” – and so it could be presented on Father’s Day too 😉


I layered two papers in the background and matted the central image with a die-cut gear border and hand-cut tags:


Then I added a metal charm, some vintage brads and acrylic gems to give the card more character and colour 🙂


The other card is aa birthday card and a vintage car image as the central piece.


Then I literally used up the smallest bits and scraps by punching squares and making a patchwork background 🙂


I also added some chipboard gears and a metal charm on a piece of plaid ribbon:


How do you like them? 🙂

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Joy!Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; chipboard: Wycinanka; ribbon, brads: Rayher; acrylic gems: ScrapBerry’s; charms, string: my stash.


See you later!