Enjoying Outdoors with Tutorial


Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

18 April, 2018 - , ,

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Hello creative friends!

Today I want to explain how you can create a vintage romance layout with an altered 3D frame as your central focal point.

I create a very simple layout because the paper alone gives all the magic effect.

I think is one of my fav in this collection ‘Enjoying Outdoors’ – ‘Singing in the rain’.

I love the beautiful edge design and the girl on the right side and I like people who smile when it’s raining.

Times are not always easy, but I always try to make the most of it.

Take a break from the hectic everyday life and relax.

I started by creating an altered frame for my photo.

Want to see how I made this? Here I have some photos from the making.

Snapguide How to an Altered 3D Frame

Now to the background, first I primed with clear gesso, then I used Distress ink ‘Seedless preserves’ on a stencil, it’s the same colour how you can find on this paper sheet.

Next, I added a Glimmer Mist Spray ‘Kiwi’ from Tattered Angels

to the background arround the area of the photo.

then I use two die cuts to add more dimension

(Wordlet ‘Do what you love’ and ‘Girl under umbrella’)

with papers from ‘Vintage Romance’.

Afterwards I choose some embellishments to decorate this romance layout,

for instance from Prima Marketing (garden gates, butterfly), flowers, lace, fabric leftovers,

water drops, little resin flowers.

I builded a small cluster on the right side under the photo.

suitable to the titel ‘singing in the rain’ I added some pearl drops and another umbrella from a die cut, as well as a clockface

from the ‘No. XVI’ (Vintage Autumn Basics) above with a glass cabochon.

The ‘Welcome’ sign is a photo cutout with a underlaid folder music paper sheet.

3D look

This project was so much fun to create and I love the 3D effect that you can build up.

Questions??? you’re welcome :-)!

I hope my project can give you some inspiration for your work with Maja Design papers.

What is your favourite paper sheet??

Have a beautiful day!

Tropical State of Mind


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

5 April, 2018 - , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

Welcome to this lovely blog today, I am back after being sick with a nasty flue for more then three weeks and I am dreaming to have some warmer weather so for today I made a a summer layout with one of Camilla her daughters on their vacation to Italy last summer. For this layout I used this months mood board colors with the gorgeous “Enjoying outdoors” collection. I also used some of the fancy clocks from the clock sheet from the “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection through out my layout.

I just love the way Camilla takes her pictures most of the time when her girls don’t see it. The chipboards I used are treated with gesso, rust effect paste military set and antique brilliance amethyst magic both by finnabair. All the flowers are by 49 and Market. I got the idea of using my chipboards like this by our very own Tina {thank you for your amazing talent xox}

I used some of the amazing new background 49 and Market stamps 1787 & Flowery Tile designed by our very own Pascale on the Flourishing bs sheet. they I took out my fishnet stencil by Dusty Attic to add on several places on my layout. Underneath my picture & flowers clusters I added some cheese cloth.

After I treated my background I added three horizontal papers strips from the picking flowers sheet and placed the on the top, bottom and just above the bottom to get a flow in my design. And at the end I added some 3d balls and some shells to finish this layout. Did you see the new mood board this Tuesday? If not let me show you again my layout was based on this mood board we sure hope you will play along too…..I for sure can not wait to see your work. <3

Maja Design papers used: Enjoying outdoors collection: Flourishing bs, Picking flowers bs, Having tea in the sun and from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection: no.XVI


Thank you so much for your visit I hope I have inspired you to play with your Maja Design papers you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Love xoxo


Lavender cards


Posted by Pascale B

21 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new set of cards featuring one of my favorite collection Enjoying Outdoors.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

Making cards is a good way to get rid of all the leftovers of papers you have accumulated over the past months or should I say years. I don’t know how you keep them, but I found that keeping them in a pocket with the collection is the best way to use them. When I was first starting scrapbooking I put all the leftovers together, but when I wanted one, well, I never found the right one! Now I know that if I don’t find it, it’s because I don’t have it and I will have to cut some beautiful paper! Let see how I made these cards!

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

Even if both cards look different, the way I made them is the same. First, I chose in my leftover from the Enjoying Outdoors collection, which one I could use. When I didn’t find the right one, My next move is to look in the 6×6 paper pad.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

When I found all the scraps of paper I needed, I inked the edges to add some contrast before gluing them directly to the card base.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

I die cut some leaves in two green papers from the collection and I inked the edges.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

Then I added a few flowers.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

On this card, I even added some lavender sprigs from my garden. To prevent them from falling apart when they dried, I covered them with gel medium.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

And to finish the layout of the cards I added some microbeads.

Lavender Card by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Enjoying Outdoors paper stack
6×6 paper pad
What a beautiful day bs
What a Beautiful day bs
Tags & Journaling cards
Tag and journaling cards
Spending time bs
Spending time bs
Autumn hues
Autumn Hues
Feeling good
Feeling Good
Garden creatures bs
Garden Creatures bs
Beautiful trees bs
Beautiful trees bs



Pascale B

Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com

It’s a boy ! – photo album


Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

27 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a album cover. It is a first album for a little boy ! Perfect to capture the memories, moments … write down some sentences and describe funny situations captured in the pictures.  It look like I’am guite sentimental recently time 🙂 Let’s take a look, please :

Vintage Baby

To create this album I used a ready base from Eco-Scrapbooking – a polish brand producing bases for cards, album etc. Inside pages are made from blue envelopes – they match perfectly with Maja Design papers! This time I used collections of Vintage Baby – I found there perfect papers for a boy, which I combined with the newest Monochromes collection.

Vintage BabyVintage BabyThe main element on the cover it’s die cut  from this collection. It is so useful when in a collection you have also some die cuts. It makes our work much easier and faster ! The next element it is a big chipboard frame from Scrapiniec. Some Petaloo flowers and ordinary roses, leafs and splashing. It is not too complicate but really impressive.

Vintage BabyVintage BabyVintage BabyHope you will like my project. It is a please to show you my work here. Thank you for each visit and your comments. Hugs,Paulina






Posted by Mary Tzalla

28 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and happy Sunday to all!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout made with papers from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collections.

A soft romantic layout in purple and earth tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.


I used for my background the ”Flourishing” paper from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collection. I also used some tags and a journaling card from the ”Tags & Journaling cards” paper to mat my photo.


I primed my background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Tea Pot Purple” and ”Pegleg Pete Purple”.


I heat embossed the ”Fishing Net Bit” chipboard with ”Pop Rock Purple” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Angel Wings Mauve” powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing. The flair is from Cuts2luv.


To finish my page, I added a few shells in my clusters and some licorice glass beads with gel medium.


Papers used:


That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!