A gift box


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

14 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hi there! I will show you a giftbox I made with wonderful papers from Maja Design. It is not Christmassy at all, but I will give you the tutorial on how I made the simple box; and who knows, maybe you want to try to make a box like this in a Christmassy style?! :)


Cut out two papers measuring 30 x 7 cm. Then fold both at 6 cm.


Then fold at 10,5 and 21.


Make cuts like this.


Then start with the lid on the box. Cut out two papers measuring 4 x 30 cm. Also here fold at 1 cm first.


Then fold the other way at each 10,6. This is because the lid has to be a bit larger than the bottom part of the box.


Make the cuts.


Put the parts together like this.


And this.


Cut out parts to fasten inside the bottom of the box and the lid. (10,4 x 10,4 and 10,5 x 10,5).


Like this.


Then use the background die to cut out the bottom part and one on the lid. I use a harder cardboard for this.


I also have painted the edges with white Gesso.

After putting the parts together and decorate them with beautiful Maja Papers, I have decorated the box on the top with different elements made with DooHickey dies from Magnolia (Vintage Box vol 3). I will show you some details:


I just felt I had to decorate the whole box with butterflies:)


The lovely photos and letters are also Maja Design papers.


Here with the lid taken of.


Beautiful sentiment <3


I have used this beautiful collection for my project:


And here are the papers:

I have also used three sheets from this stunning collection:


Here they are:

Thank you so much for visiting today! Wish you all a wonderful Christmas, untill I am back for a new post the 28th of December.



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…..





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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


Decoration of stick it note pads *Tutorial*


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I will show you how to make the covers for the sticker pad notes. The covers are long-lasting, as once the notes are finished you can simply attach the new block on the same place.

One cover I have decorated using the paper and another one is with fabric covering.

Here is the result:


The one for the boy uses the paper:stick_notes_pad_boy_petzer

some close ups:


and the girl’s one is made out of fabricstick_notes_pad_girl_petzer

some close ups:

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So lets start: Thats basically  what we will need (if you decide to go just with the paper decorations)

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I am not providing the certain measurements here as your sticky blocks may vary… I cut the piece of the thick yardstick (or the watercolour paper as I am using here) the width is about 5 mm bigger than the block itself.

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after you score it, you cut the extra length off and here is what you will need to get.

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The block inside looks like this.

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for the fabric covering, we do it slightly different, I use the cardboard for it, to make it even firmer. The larger rectangular are slightly bigger then the block itself (add about 2 mm for each!!! side), where as the inner, thin part is thinner than the block’s part (to make the cover open nicely and smoothly)

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Than we need to attach these three parts to the fleece material (I actually buy the fleece throughs from the IKEA and use them for these type of things)

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Than you cut all the extra length away and get this:

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then you need to pick the fabric, I prefer cotton one and the designs that match my papers that I will use fro the decoration,

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Using the glue, you adhere the fabric inside (start from two opposite sides, than another 2 opposite sides, that will make the fabric lay straight and nice)

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the corners of the fabric you can cut as shown, that will help you to get the corners look more nicer.

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after bending the corners inside, it will look like this:

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This time I also will put some ribbons to get the more appealing look, the ribbons you attach with the glue and then can also add some sticky tape.

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Now we will need to cover the inner part also with the same fabric

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here is what we get, you can help yourself with the scoring pen for those two lines.

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than you put some glue on the stick note pad and adhere it inside of this cover.

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Now the nicest part begins- decoration! I pick the paper for the covering.

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using the wet glue you adhere it inside.

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with the paper decoration for the boys’ sample its even easier… I picked two papers for the outside decor and you need to adhere it as shown.

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then you just need to decorate your projects as you wish, I always start by picking the main element.

MK_pad - 24Once again- here is the outcome result!


Hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial and these paper pads can become small nice gifts even for the teachers, if you go with more neutral decor theme.


I have used the paper pad of The Vintage Baby Collection

and the sheet with hot air baloons (New Arrival) for the fussy cutting:



Have a lovely day, 

Moments by the Sea – and a Video Tutorial


Posted by Elena Olinevich

19 August, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

I’ve got a short vacation , and we spent a few days by the sea. I am so happy I had a chance to watch it and to breathe it.

So I decided to make a layout using the just taken shots, moreover I made a step by step tutorial.

Nautical Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design, Main

I chose the papers from the new collection Summertime. Before that I tried only those with the strawberries and roses, time for strawberries left, so it’s time to try something nautical.

Nautical1, Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design

You can not believe me, but I am so in love with everything nautical – all those tarts, anchors, sailboats, and this time the images of the kids let me enjoy the process of papercrafting.

Nautical2, Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design

I added some flowers and…

Nautical3, Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design

made some coloring, you can check it in my video.

Nautical4, Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design

However, I don’t know how, but while filming I deleted some clips, so I hope you forgive me that, I only missed the process of priming the background, misting it and adding the texture with the modeling paste and the stencil.

Nautical5, Moments, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design

However, I ‘ve prepered some fun tips for you, so please enjoy it.





Lollipop card with Maja Design papers {tutorial}


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

10 August, 2016 - , ,

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Hi there! Today I will show you how I make my lollipop cards with the beautiful Summertime papers from Maja Design. The collecion has two main colours to work with, blue and red. I have chosen the red colour scheme for my card.


Here comes my step by step:


Above you see a collection of dies, papers, doilies, cheese cloth, paper straw, liquid pearls and sissal grass that I have used for my card. The dies are DooHickeys from Magnolia (mainly the club kit vol 5-the blue ones) and Spellbinders (the circles).


I start with making the main base in the lollipop card, the rosette :) I cut a whole length (12″x 12″) measuring 5,5 cm.


You will need two of theses.


Then I fold the papers using my score pal. If you don’t have one, just fold it with your fingers. I fold every second cm (as you see at 1, 3, 5.. cm).


Then I turn the paper around, and fold at 2, 4, 6 … cm. Then I will fold it at every cm.


When you are finished, the papers will look like this, two accordians.


I use my inking tool to ink the edges with the colour Walnut Stain.


Then I glue the two parts together. I use Tacky glue.


Now it looks like this.


Then I glue the two outher parts together. Press it untill it is fasten together.


You will now experience that the paper rosette will not lay the way you want 😉


So you will need a piece of paper to attach it to. Use more glue…


Place it on the back of the rosette. And press untill it is fasten.


Now your rosette will look like this.


I will use this gorgeous girl as the main image.


I will now cut out all the other parts.


Here they are. The papers are so beautiful! Like as all the parts are small treasures.


To make the flowers crumpled, I first spray them with water.


..like this :)


They are thick papers, so you will need some water.


Then curl them together, and let them dry.


Meanwhile I prepare the back of the card, where I will place a piece of paper to write a greeting on.


I am also making the tassels. Just love them! Too cute :)


Here they are both, rolled together.

I will now show you how the lollipop card turned out:


I have also added some white gesso on the flowers and the rest of the papers. And also put stamens inside the flowers.


And under comes some detail photos:




And at last a detailed list of the paper used:

I hope you liked my card, and that you got inspired to make one or two yourselves! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you a lovely day!

With love,