Posted by Maja Nowak

14 March, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors, welcome to the Maja Design blog ๐Ÿ™‚

After a series of projects I created with the latest Celebration collection I return to one of my all-time favourites, Denim & Friends. I just love the colours and patterns of these papers! And here’s the layout I made:

The design of the page is my version of the clean&simple style ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background paper too much, so I matted the photo with just a couple of tags and a flower cluster mounted on a chipboard clock face:

I also decorated the paper with some stamping and a delicate brick pattern that I added with a stencil and modeling paste. The art clay angel wing adds some lightness to the darker colours:

I die-cut the layout title from the brown Monochromes set matching the collection – I’m so happy Maja started to release the plain papers sets, they save the pain of sacrificing beautiful patterned papers for matting and small elements ๐Ÿ˜€

Though it’s not the classic clean&simple page, I still like the way it turned out – light and fresh ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: die: Kesi’art; stamp: My Favourite Things; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stencil: Tim Holtz; chipboard: Wycinanka, button: Lemoncraft; wing mold: Prosvet.


Thank you for visiting today and see you later ๐Ÿ™‚

Celebrate Your Life


Posted by Maja Nowak

31 January, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ bringing you the layout I made using our latest release, the Celebration collection:

The layout is cheerful and light, featuring the subtle mauve and cream colours of the collection – yet it contains a strong message that I used as a title-journaling, taking advantage of the signature strip it was printed on:

Then I placed my photo upon layers of pieces of papers. I tried to showcase as many beautifull patterns as possible ๐Ÿ˜‰ I added a chipboard clockface and some flowers:

Splashes of mists in matching colours, glitter ink dots and printed cotton ribbon add some shine to the page – it’s about life celebration so a bit of glam doesn’t hurt ๐Ÿ˜‰

The layout also proves that boy layouts can employ pink shades without going too sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t you think?

And here’s what I used:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; mists: Tattered Angels; glitter ink: 13@rts; chipboard: Wycinanka; butterflies: UHK Gallery; ribbon: my stash.


That’s all from me today, thank you for visiting and hope to see you later!


2 Fun Layouts with a Video Tutorial


Posted by Elena Olinevich

1 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

for my today’s post I created 2 Layouts. Initially I planned to make only one, but you may know that sometimes when we our creative mind starts thinking it’s difficult to stop it. So I followed it and this is what I’ve reached.


The first one has no mixed media layers. I’ve only put several layers of paper and die cuts together.


I used the sentiment for my Lo, and I think that this little mistake make it too cute for the kid’s project.




Before I made this Layout, I’ve started with other background, I kept all the elements mostly.


I started with the paper, you can check it in my video clip.

and only then I added few paint drops.


I like these quilt patterns, that I made with Spellbinders dies.



and those torn circles look great for the boy layouts, don’t they?

Products used:

Denim & Friends:

Spellbinders Dies.





Love You


Posted by Maja Nowak

26 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

Time is flying fast, but I thought that before I get down to making Christmas cards with I Wish (as I think October is just too early ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I should get back to some older collections and create a nice layout ๐Ÿ™‚ And so I picked the beautiful Vintage Romance and made a page about my sweet elder son (as last time I shared a layout with my sweet younger son and I have to keep the even record, you know):


I opted for one of my favourite off-white-blue-brown colour combos, and layered selected papers:


…added some embellishments, including flowers and chipboard pieces:


…as well as metal elements – I just love using real watch parts! I also used pieces of signature strips as jounraling, choosing expressions of love:


The title of the layout is composed of die-cut words. I also added some stamping here and there:


Flowers and distressed edges of particular layers gave this nice dimension ๐Ÿ™‚


I really love working with this beautiful collection! Even though it’s been design to fit love, romance and wedding themes, it’s so easy to adapt it for other purposes too! That is common to all Maja collections and that’s why I love them so much ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s what I used for my layout:

Other: Chipboard: SnipArt; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Tim Holtz; metal charms, watch face: Retro Kraft Shop, dies: Kesi’Art, MFT.


See you later!


Fun Time Layout


Posted by Elena Olinevich

14 October, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends. It’s Elena here today.

All of you know how beautiful Maja Design papers are, it’s such a pleasure to embellish it with the flowers, however it’s always a challenge for me to create something for the boys – with no flowers, with no laceย  or ribbons. And yes, I have to confess it takes me much more time to invent what to add. The gears, arrows are too boring, what else can be used?

Fun Time Layout, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design_01

Ok, I tried to find new ways. First, try to experiment withย  die cut negative shapes

Fun Time Layout, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design_02

You can do several layers. Moustashes and air ballons are still my favorite die cuts while creating something for the boys, however I like adding the birthday balloons too.

Fun Time Layout, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design_03

The feathers are one of my all time favorite die cuts that can be easily used everywhere. Just add some glitter – and they are not so boring.

Fun Time Layout, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design_04

However I still like to use blue and craft colors for the boyish layouts, I know they look classy and more traditional one.

Fun Time Layout, by Elena Olinevich, Maja Design_05

Meanwhile I still like to make the papers look vintage and torn and distressed edges work great especially when you create for the boys.

I hope that some of my ideas how to create for boys with no flowers will be useful and if you have more ideas to share , okease, you are welcome to leave the comments bellow.


Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Glitter