Special Guest Designer – Bev Rochester


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

16 January, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello there, I’m Bev Rochester and hail from the North East coast of England.  I was tickled pink to be asked to be a guest designer for Maja Design.  I’ve been crafting for years but have concentrated on papercrafts this past 7 or 8 years.  I’m very lucky in that I have a dedicated craft room (my hubby converted the garage and utility room for me) so have all the space I need to collect more craft stash than I will ever use!


My style has evolved over the years and I’m finding myself more drawn to soft, pretty and vintage colours, papers and embellishments and Maja papers are perfect for all things soft, pretty and shabby.

For my first card I worked with the Coffee in the Arbor collection – perfect for a pretty shabby chic card.  The sheets used are Raspberry Jam Cookies, Raspberry Cupcake and Raspberry Lemonade.


I used dies and stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Rosy Owl and Magnolia and flowers from I Am Roses.

I also used a butterfly stencil from Whimsy Stamps with embossing paste and glitter to add texture to the card.


And of course a card is not complete unless you carry the pretty through to the inside :)

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For my second card I went back to my first love and did some stamping and colouring to pair up with the exquisite Vintage Romance papers.   The papers I used are Passion, She’s My Lady and Just You & Me.


I used Spellbinders, Rosy Owl, Magnolia and Whimsy Stamps dies as well as stamps from Whimsy Stamps, flowers from I am Roses.  I used a faux stitches stamp around the edges of the paper.


Again I’ve carried the design to the inside of the card with these gorgeous vintage papers.



For my final project I used the absolutely gorgeous Sending Love collection.  I used Enjoying Outdoors, Garden Creatures and I’m Happy.  Oh my goodness!  The colours in this collection are … I have no words except to say that this is my favourite collection.  Just beautiful!

I decided to make a shaped card, the base is die cut with a Tattered Lace die set.  I stamped a chicken wire stamp randomly on the top layer, it works so well with the outdoor theme of the paper collection.


I made a bird using a mould and paper clay, and also stamped out some butterflies onto the patterned paper and fussy cut them out to carry the theme of the collection through.


And again, the inside finished off to carry the design through.

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Thank you for visiting!


Live Love Laugh & Celebrate You


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

30 December, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed your time spent with family at Christmas. Oh boy is it cold here in The Netherlands brrr so that’s why I made some simple wintery cards to show you all made out of scraps. From time to time I love to use my leftover Maja Design papers and make something pretty this time I made these cards.


I used some different brand flowers and a bunch of sprays and pastes on my cards! Also I added some Dusty Attic chippies to complete my cards hope you like them!



Maja Design papers used I wish: You lots of Love and Happiness, You lots of Love and Happiness bs & for a Holly Jolly Christmas bs,


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Thank you so much for being here with us today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, happy & warm 2017! I can’t wait what 2017 will bring hopefully all that I said above…..



Winter pleasures Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

23 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Christmas is almost here and I’ve made a couple of cards.


It is such a busy time when  I create normally tons of cards. However this year I made only a few.


However it is such a pleasure to use Christmas papers and to create the layers.


I’ve added some die cuts and a few jewels.


For my second card I used the cut out image and the crochet doily as an accent.


I also added the berries insted of using the snowflakes. I guess it is a fine option.



I also want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas . Hope that next year will be generous to all of us.

Products used:

6×6 paper pad


Spellbinders Dies, crochet doily


Christmas Cards


Posted by Maja Nowak

9 November, 2016 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Design friends, welcome to the blog today!

I can’t believe we’re already a decade into November – when has this year flown by? We’ve just been on summer holidays, got ready to school a moment ago, and now it’s time to begin making Christmas cards not to be too late with it 😉 And so for my today’s post I have two warm-up Christmas cards I made using – of course – our latest Christmas collection, I Wish.


For my cards, I combined both 12×12″ and 6×6″ papers so that the patterns are best visible. One of the cards features a die-cut candle table decor that is very popular in Poland :)


I chose the classic plaid pattern for the background so that the white diecut would be standing out:


I covered the mistletoe wreath of the diecut with a more dimensional flower cluster. I just love small details such as the berry twig image brad!


The other card features a lighter colour palette and a shaker box in the centre:


The shaker box is not very “high”, as I wanted the card to fit into an envelope so that it can be mailed. I chose the mistletoe pattern for my background and wrapped paper layers with ribbon and lace:


For the image inside the shaker box, I chose the I Wish Santa Got My Letter paper, or its right hand lower corner, to be precise 😉 and stamped my sentiment onto the tag. Then I added some glitter, snowflakes and sequins before closing the shaker. I also die-cut the poinsettia from one of the papers so that it matches the colour perfectly:


And here’s what I used to make my cards:

Other: dies: Poppy Stamps, Magnolia; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; glitter stars: DP Craft; ribbon, lace, string: my stash.


And what about you – have you already began making Christmas cards, or is it still too early for you? :)



Cozy Fall Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

30 September, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, it’s Elena here today.a

Fall has come and I feel the necessity for the mature bright and dark colors. That’s why I made a couple of cards inspired by the season.


I used Fika collection  – so cozy and sweet.


Purple , chocolate and green hues remind me about fogs, harvest and Indian summer.


I added some crochet lace and canvas ribbon , just a few flowers.

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However to make it look more cozy I made stitching on paper layers.


So when it is chilling outside, it’s a good chance to invite your friend for a cup of tea or coffee.


Products used:

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Spellbinders Dies, Crochet, Prima Marketing Flowers and Chipboard