“Love isn’t love until it’s given away” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

14 February, 2017 -

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Welcome and a very happy Valentine’s Day to you wherever you live in the world.

May your day be filled with love, flowers and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate………..!

Tina O with you here today to share my next Maja Design creation. The title for this layout was taken from a beautiful beautiful quote I found in a big box of rub-ons this morning, one I had not heard of before. But it will be one that I use again one day soon. It goes……

“Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay, love isn’t love until it’s given away”

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For my scrapbook layout project here today I kept everything very clean indeed. I did a simple stamped border with embossing powders. Again as always I have added in some fussy cut elements from the Summertime (In the Garden) – Smell the roses patterned paper.

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I had the photo printed of twice in two differing sizes and then layered them one on top of the other. I framed one photo with the Summertime (In the Garden) Die Cut frames. The centre was cut from this and then used behind the back of my chipboard window. So cute!!


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I have added in some gorgeous lace that has been cut up and layered sometimes 4 times over itself. Some of the lace was left a little distressed to keep with a shabby feel.

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I have used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards for this project. They were simply covered with Crackle Paste and coloured with China Black H2O’s, and a little distress crackle and some Star Dust Stickles.

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I used a Sizzix Die-Cut for my title “Love”. I layered it up a couple of times and dressed similarly to the other chipboards but I left it a little darker so it could stand out on the page. I also added in some handmade accetates to add to the layout another layer.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your time here. Stay tuned there will be more again tomorrow. Until then happy scrapping.Tina-sign


Masculine Cards by Padoriaa


Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

26 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a very layered, masculine cards :) When I saw the paper from the “Vintage Autumn Basics”  collection I knew what to create. I love the colours, the style and  all small details to cut out. I just felt in love …

Masculine CardsI started to create the cards by choosing image and chipboards. Maja Design paper has a lot of small elements to cut out and it helps a lot during your creative process. From only one collection you can create many different products. I love to add layers, chipboards and flowers.

Masculine CardsMasculine CardsVintage stamp from Stempelglede in brown colour fits here perfectly.

Masculine Cards Masculine Card7I made two card for different occasions by using one collection.  Hope you will like my projects 😉



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Hugs, PaulinaPadoriaa-sign

“Because of you….”


Posted by Tina Ollett

22 November, 2016 - , ,

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Hello there and welcome. Tina with you today to share my newest creation using Maja Designs beautiful Vintage Summer Basics. This has been titled, “Because of you…”.

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I love nothing better than to tear papers and sometimes I get a bit carried away. When it comes time to layering I make it more than difficult to jigsaw it back together. And usually I have something in mind and the end result is nothing at all like that picture in my head that I started with. This is exactly what happened when creating this layout. The picture in my head was to be predominately browns with a smiggin of pinks. But alas this was not the case here……


I have used the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics for the overall designing of my layout. My Base page was 1909 bs. I absolutely love the detailed background on this but I felt it still needed a little more to help my photo pop. I also did a little random stamping using Gabi’s Postcard Acrylic Stamps.

Vintage Summer Basics

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and Vintage Autumn Basics No XVI

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The Vintage Summer Basics 1905 paper was cut and used as a border. It was distressed, torn in sections and adhered to frame my photo. I also used some cool Dusty Attic Stitching chipboard over the top. I have torn the chipboard to give a rustic charm to my page.

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I have also used the Vintage Summer Basics 1923 for my stamped title quote which reads:

Because of you, I laugh a little harder,

Cry a little less and smile a little more.

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Here you can see all the pieces of Dusty chippies that I have added to this dimensional cluster. The skeleton clock, foliage and the gorgeous frame. They were all dressed in crackle paste and distress inks. The skeleton clock was embossed and then sanded to create a vintage worn look.

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And again, here you can see the 1908 patterned paper used along with 1905 and 1923 as the matting foundation for my photo.

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You can see here the gorgeous detail on the background paper. I have also added in some art stones and cheesecloth to soften my layout a little more. The clusters were all dry brushed with gesso to tone down the colours and bring it all together. I have made a full list below of all the materials used in creating this layout for your convenience.

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic

 Ornate Frame #5

Crazy Stitching Large

Mini Seagull DA1176

Fancy Flourish DA0349

Skeleton Clock

Distress Ink Walnut Stain

Distress Crackle Paint

Liquitex Gesso

Finnabair artingredients Art Stones White

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Kaisercraft Paper Leaves

I hope you have enjoyed my post here today. I will be back again very soon…until then take care. xo


“True Story” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

11 October, 2016 -

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Hello and welcome. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend refreshed to start all over again.
Tina O with you here today with my very first blog post as a Maja Girl!  I am extremely happy to be here. A sweet dream come true. Thank you so very much for having me!For my first post I have created a layout titled……

……….”True Story”……..

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It is funny the things I remember and the things I forget about my children from when they were young, so it is a wonderful thing that I can reflect on photos which usually ignites those memories. This is of my youngest who will be turning 12 very soon! From this photo I remember the pure sassiness and I must admit stubborness she emitted. These are the things that I so love about her and I wouldn’t want her to be any other way!


My background was created using Maja Designs Nyhavn Collection. This would have to be one of my most favourite collections. I think because it has a lot of grey / black through them which I am extremely fond of at present.  I have incoporated a sheet of A Dockside in Bloom from the same collection and the reverse of it also….it has the crowns on the reverse which I thought was only fitting for a project encapsulating this photo and all that it means.The background page Kings Square was layered up with A Dockside in Bloom and primed with clear gesso. I added in a little texture using the Dusty Attic Distressed Diamonds stencil and crackle paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled over some silver prills and left to dry. I also painted in some Twinkling H2O’s to give the paper a little more colour. I have listed the papers below that I have used for this project.

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                  I have distressed torn leftover pieces from the Nyhavn collection to matt my ever so gorgeousphoto of my girl. They have been layered  to help give my page dimension.

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          The large chipboard piece was dressed in a mix of black gesso, crackle texture paste, and art stones along with a little iridescent medium to give my pieces a shimmery effect. The foliage chipboards were dressed clear crackle paste and then covered with liquid pearls once they dried. I have some more close-ups photos for you below……2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 026 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 027 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 028

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I also added in some tea stained muslin to highlight some of the darker areas of my page and add more texture.

Other Materials

Dusty Attic:Dusty In Colour Cashmere DA0904, Bird Baths 2 pk DA0395, Crown #2 DA0156, Leafy Stem #5 DA0156, Ornament Trim #2 DA0156, Word Disks DA1195, Distressed Diamond Stencil – DA1480,Foliage #2 DA1292, Foliage #5 DA1295, Cameo Ribbon Slides DA

Other:49andMarket Rustic Barn Blooms, Collections Butterflies, Liquid Pearls Black Onyx, Silver Pearl , Bisque, Lace, Prills – Silver, Gesso Black,White and Clear, Gel Medium, Muslin, Prima Metal Clocks, Prima Art Stones, Prima Crackle Paste White, Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers – Item # 590062, Twinkling H20’s #29517 (Buttercup), Black Distress Spray.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a lovely day.



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