When you need greens and blues


Posted by Elena Olinevich

13 April, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

It’s my time to share April inspiration

This time I mixed the papers from different collections, I like to do it from time to time, especially when I have some leftovers after I have finished working on the album

My idea was to create 2 cards, and when you join them together as if they were the parts of the same puzzle.

I mixed Vintage Summer Basics and Life in the Country collections, so perfect for Spring – Summer projects

I miss so much these colors – blue and greens after the long winter

Hope that soon we can enjoy these colors .

Have a good week end

Products used:

Prima Marketing flowers, Spellbinders Dies, Flourish with a Bling Pearls

Friends for Life


Posted by Nancy Dynes

2 April, 2018 - ,

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Hello! It’s Nancy here, and I wish you  the warmest of welcomes to the Maja Design Blog. I hope a lovely Easter was had by all. Today I’m sharing a card I have created for my dear friend’s birthday. For this project I’m drawn to a soothing palette in her favorite color, and I found just what I’m looking for in Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics paper collection. This collection is a staple for me and coordinates well with Maja Design’s other paper collections.

The larger flowers are handmade using design papers. If you’d like to make this style of  flower you’ll find a link to the step by step tutorial in the sidebar of my blog. All papers are not created equal, and after thorough testing I have determined that Maja Design paper is the best for flower making. It stands up perfectly to all of the twisting and shaping I use in my process, which breaks down lesser quality papers to shreds.

A trio of sweet butterflies flutter about my little flower garden.

Stamping along the edges adds a special touch, as does the sentiment stamp (below) which is just perfect for my friend.

Decorative corner die cuts anchor the florals as they cascade down the card.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Cottage Cutz Decorative Corner die, Butterfly Punch, Spellbinders Circles dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Prima and Spellbinders stamps, flower stamens, archival ink, twine, Prima Gesso, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 

Thank you so much for joining us today. If you’re interested in any of the papers you see here just click on the STORE FINDER tab at the top of the blog to be taken to a vendor in your country. May your week be filled with happiness and crafty delights!


Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Birthday Girl


Posted by Maja Nowak

28 March, 2018 - , , ,

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

I have recently had the pleasure of making a sweet birthday card for a sweet girl.


I used mostly Denim & Friends papers as they matched the colours from the photo most perfectly. I added just a touch of the Vintage Summer pink in the background:

I have die-cut the embellishments from the papers, such as the cute heart banners and the number flag:

I stamped the cute beart with a heart, coloured it and paper-pieced the heart using a scrap of the Vintage Romance heart-patterned paper. I then added a small letter “O” for the girl’s name:

I also added plaid ribbon and some mini flowers and cute white pom-poms as the finishing touch.

And I think the card symbolises the 9-year-old girls quite accurately: still cute, but not too much 😉 What do you think?

Here are my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Marianne Design, Craft Passion; stamp: ScrapBerry’s; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; ribbon: Rayher, pom-poms: my stash.


Before I bid you goodbye, I’d like to wish you a joyous Easter filled with the warmth of love and kindness 🙂

See you soon!

The Dame of Brissac


Posted by Pascale B

25 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Summer collection. I work with a photomontage I made.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

First, I primed the background with clear gesso. When done, I added some random stamping with different stamps and inks.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I colored the background with two inks. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste that I let dry naturally to allow the cracks to appear.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

When the paste was dried, I dry brushed the colored areas with white gesso to tone down the color. Next, I splattered some brown ink.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo before gluing all the embellishments.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I added some mica flakes and microbeads.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

To finish, I added some random stamping.

Maja Design papers:

1921 1910 1904 bs Paper-Pad-Vintage-Summer-Basics6×6 paper pad

Generous August


Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 March, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

April is coming, however I found a picture taken in August and felt that I need to create something with it immediately, though I skipped the Spring time.

Well, I do like the end of summer, due to the harvest, the  smell of hay, and most of all because of the apples season.

So the apples were my main focus this time. I die cut the trees using the die, and used the negative die cut too. I also make some watercoloring inside this negative die cut tree

I add some drops of watercolors on the stairs die cut too

I didn’t want to be my layout busy with the paper layers or the embellishments, so I added mostly the die cuts   – one more tree, this time topped with the leaves and apples

and Silhouettes Etched Die with a tree  .

I also made some fussy cutting  – just love these roses from Summertime collection

and finished everything with watercolors.

Supplies used:

Summertime collection

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and Watercolors.


I also wanted to remind you about this month’s Moodboard, you can read about it here,  and to share my sample with you too

I love this color scheme as it has all of my favorite colors


I mixed the papers from different collection – Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem

I hope you have liked my projects for today.

Supplies used:

Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem papers