Vintage Christmas


Posted by Heidi Augustson

11 November, 2015 - , ,

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Good morning Maja friends!

Today I thought I was going to give you some inspiration to start on your Christmas cards.


This card is made with left over papers from several of Maja Designs collections. All in blue, beige and brown.


I have used an image from the Internet, a doily, pearls, lace and a crochet flower.


The text is in Norwegian and means “take care of the moments”.


I have also made a tag for a Christmas present.


Here I have used papers from Vintage Winter together with a doily.



The tag is decorated with twine, a paper rose, red berries and lace.

Wish you all a wonderful day! Hugs from Heidi




Joy Bookmark


Posted by Irene Tan

26 October, 2015 - ,

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Joy Bookmark by Irene Tan1

Hello Maja Design fans! It’s Irene here with you all today. Have you seen the new and gorgeous, “Enjoying Outdoor” collection by Maja Design? Recently, I’ve received this collection and instantly fell in love with it.

Therefore, I’ve started playing with it by creating this little bookmark. My daughter, Chloe, had asked me for a bookmark for a while now. The colors in this collection are some of Chloe’s favorites. With that, I’ve decided to go ahead and create this bookmark for her.

This is a very simple bookmark. Here are some close-ups on it.

Joy Bookmark by Irene Tan2Since this is going to be a usable bookmark, I’ve decided to keep this bookmark flat and not adding too much dimension to it.Joy Bookmark by Irene Tan3 Hope you all like today’s project and see you all again soon!

Supplies: Maja Design Pattern Papers: Singing in the rain-Enjoying Outdoors, Colourful-Enjoying Outdoors, Garden Moments-Enjoying Outdoors; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic frame and stencils, ribbon, stamps, brads and adhesives.



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Irene Tan

I'm also known as “Scrapperlicious”. My scrapping motto has always been “Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!” I love stamping and inking and my style is kind of ephemera/distressed. Visit my blog here -

May All Your Wrinkles Tag


Posted by Irene Tan

27 April, 2015 - ,

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May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan1(resize)

Hello! Hello! Time for me to share another project with you all. Today’s project is a simple tag which I’ve created using the beautiful Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics.

The gorgeous blues in this collection are perfect to welcome the coming Summer months! Here are some details on it.May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan2May All Your Wrinkles Tag by Irene Tan3

Hope you all like this simple tag.

Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Bascis collection; Others: stamps, inks, paints, ribbon, flowers, chipboard, pearls, thread, adhesives.
Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again!Irene-sign



Irene Tan

I'm also known as “Scrapperlicious”. My scrapping motto has always been “Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!” I love stamping and inking and my style is kind of ephemera/distressed. Visit my blog here -

Fun With Tags


Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

17 April, 2015 - , ,

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Cathy - Dreams Tag

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. Are you addicted to Pinterest like me? I often have my iPad on my lap and I look around Pinterest during the commercial ads when I watch tv! I love getting ideas from this site and taking a peek at the beautiful creations from the talented crafters out in the world. I felt drawn to the tags that were coming up in my feed and decided that I was in the mood to make some. I also wanted to dabble in some watercolouring as well.

Cathy - Dreams Tag 1

I started by stamping Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink onto some watercolour paper. I coloured her in using Distress ink pads and a Tim Holtz detailer water brush. I simply stamped the inkpad onto an acrylic block and then used the detailer brush to draw colour from it to then colour the image. I used Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I did however have one distress marker which was Tattered Rose which I used to colour her skin.

cathy - Dreams Tag 2

I die cut Impression Obsession bare branch and leaf cluster. I shaped the leaves using tools from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I also die cut flowers using Memory Box flower mound and shaped them as well. I glued them using glossy accents and added a drop of Liquid Pearls petal pink in the centre. The sentiment is from JustRite Botannical Butterflies. I fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers from the Collection.

cathy - Dreams Tag 3

My tag paper is Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May. In the top right and bottom left corner, I inked both sections using a makeup sponge and Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then used TCW stencil Art Is.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag

I had a lot of fun creating my second tag. It’s a bit grungy and easy to create. I used Vintage Autumn Basics No XIII and XXI for this tag.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 1 (2)

I used Tim Holtz stencil Measured with some modelling paste down the length of my tag. Once dry, I used a distressing tool and applied Brushed Corduroy and Stormy Sky Distress inks over the top of the dried modelling paste to make the design pop.

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 2

I die cut Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Picture Wheel using papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection (Picture wheel and tag – XIII, Clock XXI).

Cathy - Time Flies Tag 3

To add definition, I inked all edges of my embellishments using Walnut Stain distress ink. It also hides any imperfections in your fussy cutting! I also used foam tape to add them to my page to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used

Tag One


Tag Two


Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today.




Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I'm Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.

Sailing Tag


Posted by Irene Tan

16 March, 2015 - ,

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Sailing Tag by Irene Tan1 (resize)

Hi Maja Design fans! It’s Irene here again and this time, I’m sharing with you all an acrylic tag which I’ve decorated using the fun Maja Design “Life by The Sea” collection. I’ve created this tag based on the nautical theme of this collection.Sailing Tag by Irene Tan2To create a more interesting look, I’ve cut the tag into two and attach it using a metal hinge to make it more masculine.Sailing Tag by Irene Tan3Love the images printed in this collection. I’ve cut out some of them to decorate around this tag. Sailing Tag by Irene Tan4Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Life By The Sea collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic, crackle accents, micro beads, ribbon, metal embellishment, inks,chipboard,  liquid pearls, twine, adhesives.Life-by-the-Sea-PSee you soon!Irene-sign





Irene Tan

I'm also known as “Scrapperlicious”. My scrapping motto has always been “Scrap with your heart and don’t forget to have fun too!” I love stamping and inking and my style is kind of ephemera/distressed. Visit my blog here -