Shabby Chic Journal Cover by Keren Tamir


Posted by Keren Tamir

27 January, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone,

I’m super excited to be joining the Maja Design DT and today I’m showcasing my first project.

I created a Shabby Chic Journal Cover to give as a gift to someone and I knew the Vintage Spring Basics collection were perfect for covering the journal.

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Below, is a short step by step video tutorial on how I created it.

Here are some close-ups of my journal cover:

To create texture in the background I used a script The Crafters Workshop stencil with some modelling paste. I wanted to keep it very clean and shabby.

I used some matching Prima Marketing flowers, leaves and vines to embellish the book.

The doily under the flowers was cut out of the 7th of May Vintage Spring Basics paper using Prima’s die-cut metal doily.

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To cover the book I used the April 3rd paper and for the doily I used the May 7th paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection below.




Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration:

Vintage Card by Padoriaa


Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

12 January, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present my first inspiration.  I love vintage and shabby chic style. I’m a big fan of layers, laces and chipboards.  Cards are one from my favourite type of projects to create. Here is my today’s inspiration :
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Papers from the collection called “Vintage Romance” fits perfectly to my project.  I pick few papers and started to prepare the composition. Next was to added some flowers, metal embellishments and chipboard. Cut out elements from the paper and use them like the central point of my card.

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Flowers together with ribbon and laces. Many tiny elements together.

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Vintage stamp with perfect sentence.  Here I used different shades of ink to stamp. It look really nice instead of using a black ink.

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My cards are full of  layers and elements but I always try to make them light. It’s not easy, it takes time  but I love the final result.

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In the end I applied white gesso and splash it with white and gold paint.

Papers used :

825 - When I saw you ds 817 - Love is in the air ds 824 - To be with you ds 839 - Love notes dsVintage-Romance-PVintage-Frost-Basics 

Hope you will like my first inspiration. Hugs :*

Wedding card


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

30 July, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you and I wanted to share with you my card that I made from one of the newest MajaDesign collections- the Vintage Romance. I love how all the vintage series collections complement each other, this one is not an exception. You can take any sheets from these collections and combine them.

I love weddings, in this card I used some die cuts, lace, pearls, chipboard.

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The small resin frame fitted the couple so perfectly…

majadesign_vintage_romance_petzer_det1as always- some stitching, layering, lace- thats all what the shabby/vintage style is about.


To create this card I have used the paper pad from the Vintage Romance collection:

Have a lovely sunny weekend,

The Wedding Vows


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

13 June, 2016 -

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Good Morning Everyone, and thank you for visiting the Maja Design Blog :-)

I have in the past few weeks think about weddings and the ideas just come by themselves all the time. I feel inspired to create several different weeding projects, filled with Romance, details, bright colors and love. 

The project I am going to show you today is actually taken from one project I made ​​a little while ago. Today I’ll show you some paper bags  made ​​to the Bride and the Grom. I also made ​​a step by step in pictures, which are published in my blog tomorrow.

The paper sheets I’ve used on the bags are from Maja Design’s new collection Vintage Romance.


I have used two sheets in a blue tone and two papers in a pink tone. Both sheets are similar in pattern, only the color that separates them.

Happy Ever After

Happily ever after

Together Forever

Together forever




Just You and Me

Just you and me

I have not done so much with the paper sheets, the only thing I have done is to use a pair of scissors on the edges to make them worn. This is to make the project a little more Shabby Chic.

The idea of ​​doing the front with a girl and a boy, came when I found one set of dies from Frantic Stamper – Silhouette Kids.

These are just so cute and fits just as perfect, if you want to make something romantic. I have intentionally used the boy on the front of the bag that is in pink and the girl on the one in blue. 

The idea is that the bags may have the marriage promises. In the one from the man, in the pink bag as a gift for the woman, and the one that is written by the woman is a small gift to the man. This is also a great way to preserve the vows <3

On Back of the bags is the other one. What I mean by this is that the blue bag with a girl in the front, there’s a boy on the back side and on the pink bag it is a boy.

Each of the bags are decorated with flowers, rings and Embossing powder. 

The pink bag with the boy, has pink and white flowers, a lady ring which is braided of white woks tread and pearls.

The bag in the blue have the same details, only that here there is a larger ring and instead of flowers in pink, these are blue. The flowers are from Wild Orchids and Papirdesign.

If you looking through the silhouette of the boy and the girl, you can see the promises that lies inside of the bags. This Paper sheets is also from Vintage Romance, and called Words of Love.

On the back side of the bag, you can see that the bag are closet with a large bow, with a lage white button. The great thing with this bag is that it is not necessary to open the bow to have something inside the bag. You can do this at the bottom of the bag. 

Both the boy and the girl are embossed with white powder from Ranger. Here I have tried to bring out some of the color underneath, so it gets a little pink on the blue bag and a little blue on the pink bag. 

I’ve also made ​​it so that the back of the bag with the girl on, it’s a boy and vice versa on the other. This I have done because I wanted it to be a boy and girl on both bags, as a couple.

On the front I have also used white Embossing powder to create an special effect and I want to bring up some of the items that I’ve used on the back of the bags. 

The half pearls are created by Nuvo – Crystal Drops, the color I have used is called Ivory Seashell. These bottles are absolutely wonderful and come in many beautiful colors. I really recommend them.

Now I have shown you my bags with the wedding vows, a romantic way to preserve the romance <3



My Home in Pink


Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

24 April, 2016 - ,

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today it is Sunday, which means it’s my turn, Silje Kristin to inspire you with a new project. My new project is made with the new collection to Maja Design, Vintage Romance <3 And Guess what? I Love everything aboute this collection, the colors and the patterns are just beautiful <3

My project this Sunday are a few letters, which for several years has stood and just dusted down on a shelf. My HOME letters have a new life, using some of the pink sheets that can be found in the new collection.

The new collection to Maja Design, consists of 24 sheets, pluss a package with the same sheets in 6×6. Here you will find sheets in pink, blue, green, gray and brown tones. Even though this collection is calles Vintage Romance, you can use them to more than just romatic projects, whatever you want.


What I have done is that I have decorated one and one letter with the pattern sheets. On the front and the back, I’ve used the sheets that are 6×6, but on the side I’ve used  the same sheets, only 12×12.

Atop on the letters I have used embossing powder from Stampendous – Aged Rose, to get an extra effect on the letters. All the edges are inkt with Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

All the letters are decorated with the same flowers, straw and leaves in Bronze. The flowers are from Wild Orchids and Papirdesign. On The big white flowers, I have used embossing powder in white and gold, and bronze. On the leaves I used Stampendous – Shabby Pink, one embossing powder that I’m going to use alot.

On one of the letter I have a big Butterfly, this is a dies from Sherry Lyn, that is easy to use.

Other details that I have used, are glass bottles, even these have received Embossing powder on the outside.

Now you have see my “new” letters <3 Maybe you have something else in your homethat you want to change and maybe this is just the inspiration you need to get started :-)