Winter Wonderland & Merry and Fabulous Christmas Cards


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

29 December, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning lovely Maja Designs Fans,

Today I am back with you all to show you two tall cards I have created with the lovely “Joyous Winterdays” I can not help it but I really love this collection it seems like every year the collections become more and more prettier then they already are. And oh wow the newest collection is so gorgeous you will not believe it <3 … Both cards are with a bunch of handmade flowers made with my favorite dies. For both card I used the same color scheme blues and greens with a touch of creme.











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

Have a wonderful  and creative weekend!4

All That Glitters & Great Joy Magical World Layout’s


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

15 December, 2017 - , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Designs Fans,

Today I’d like to show you two 8×8 layout’s made with the amazing new “Joyous Winterdays” I am so in love with this collection because it is really versatile and there are such great patterns on the paper sheets. On the first layout I used the red and green tones in the collection and I named it “All That Glitters”….These layouts are all made with dies to show off the beautiful papers. What is great about that, that your flowers are the same tones as the rest of your layout. I also added some snow accents on the flowers clusters and on the cinnamon piece.


At the end I added some white spray to make it more as a snow effect and used some cream prills on top of the distressed honeycomb die. The centers of my flowers are made out of a metallic flatback gem…..also I added those white fussy balls to spice up the flower clusters.







For my second layout I used the blue and green tones with a touch of cream papers.

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On the background of this layout I sprayed some white ink again after that I added a stencil with stars…..then I added the picture and the already prepaired flowers {I made a bunch of them while I was watching tv that is so relaxing} at the end I sprayed some glitter spray on my layout but sadly you don’t see that on the picture.







Maja Design Papers used: Evergreen, Outdoors bs, Pick a tree bs, Make decorations bs, Santa Claus, Pick a tree, Glisten bs, Snowball fight, Frost bs, Sparkle bs, Mr Snowman bs, Chilly, Blizzard and Ephemera bs.Joyous-Winterdays-P Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Have a wonderful  and creative weekend!4

Snow Winter Cards


Posted by Elena Olinevich

8 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Design Friends,

I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you today – totally inspired by the snow in Winter


For my cards I used Vintage Winter collection , my number one among all of the beautiful Maja Christmas papers. Each year I can not pass by and create a bunch of cards with mostly blue colors.


I like the color combo of white and blue, it seems that I can feel how calm it is when the snow falls down


I’ve added the flowers on my cards, mostly white and silver grey, I guess they add the frosty feeling.


I also die cut the frames from the papers and the glittered cardstock, the snowflakes chipboard that I kept raw and the crochet doily


Hope you have liked my cards and enjoy this special time of the year.


Products used:

Vintage Winter – It’s chilly outside – bs, Fun in the Snow, Sparkling Snow
Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers, BoBunny Chipboard Snowflakes



Delicate Winterdays


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

31 October, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Oh was I happy to get my design team package last week the new collection is such a pretty one, that I totally am in LOVE with it. Tomorrow I will be teaching some small classes at a retreat called “Kreadoe” which is much like CHA but a little smaller as it is in The Netherlands. I will be at a stand called De Hobby Boerderij were I will be using a bunch of Maja Design papers so if you will be visiting this retreat please come by to say hello 😉 Today I will be showing you a 12 by 12 layout using this wonderful new collection hope you like it.

maja1000 I did some handstitching on my layout…a while ago I never thought I could make a layout without stitching but now I it’s rare if I do. So I guess things aways chance in scrapbooking. The chipboard pieces are treated with snoweffects the same as I did with the pretty flowers I used on this layout. I fell in love with this sweet picture I got from pinterest that I had to use it.




I really enjoy making wintery layouts although I dislike Winter more than the other seasons.  The centers of the flowers are made with mini prills and little wooden balls (only the larger ones) some of the leaves in the flowers clusters are from a die by sizzix which I adore.







Maja Design papers used: Joyous Winterdays: Mr. Snowman, Mr. Snowman bs, Blizzard & Pick a tree plus Joyous Winterdays 6×6 paper pad

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

Have a wonderful  and creative week!




Posted by Amy Voorthuis

16 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hi lovely friends,

I can’t believe 2016 is almost over but 2017 is going to be a wonderful scrappy year for me as well….if you want to know more you could visit my blog and see. For today’s post I used the pretty new “I Wish”collection and made a layout with a winter touch and picture of our handsome boy way back in time. As much as I love making winter projects layout’s, cards and such I don’t like the cold at all and always wonder how it would be if I was born in a warm country. I find snow very peaceful although I dislike the mess it makes when melting…..for this layout I took out my favorite Martha Steward around the corner punch and lifted the corners so that the middle part didn’t look so high!


What I really do like about Maja Design papers are the extra borders you get on each sheet….on this layout I used two of them to accent my layout! They are a great pieces of extra to compliment your work. On the background sheet I added some paste, spray, snow and stamps also all the chippies are by Dusty Attic which are treated with paint, embossing powder and snow. The edges of my layout are of course distressed and stitched.




Lately I am hoarding straws {kind of a new fetish for me lol} I love to use them on my layout. Did you ever use straws?? If so I would love to see your work or maybe you could enter this months challenge…..I really love this months mood board. I just love the fact that you could win a whole collection of your choice awesome right?




Maja Design papers used I wish: I wish to build a snowman, I wish you a Happy Holiday bs, I wish to play in the snow from the 6×6 paper pad, I wish for a holly jolly Christmas bs and I wish you lots of love and happiness bs.


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Thanks for being here today I sure hope I inspired you today to do some crafting during the weekend. Hubby and I are going to enjoy our little get away this Saturday! We won two tickets for Nick & Simon {two dutch singers} yeahhh. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!