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16 May, 2018

Special Guest Sponsor

We are very happy today to showcase another one 
of our fabulous sponsors here at More Than Words!

Let's learn a little more about MAJA DESIGN through their own words:

Maja Design is a Swedish manufacture of craft paper. We are dedicated to create unique and very high quality papers for scrapbooking and crafts. Our papers, that are really thick and easy to work with, always follow a tasteful and matching color theme, even between the different collections, perfect for mix matching. Every collection is designed by the company's founder, Marie Janson, and are created with a unique story in mind. Our vintage inspired collections are created to be long lasting and timeless, but yet still modern. Today, we are proudly shipping our products to more than 30 countries worldwide, and we hope that our beloved designs will inspire your creativity!

You can find more about each designer showcased below as well as 
all the Maga Design product line by visiting the following links:

Since its debut, Maja Design has quickly become known for their gorgeous paper collections, and we will showcase just a few of them in this post 
through the stunning work of 5 very talented Maja Design designers 
who were inspired by our May Main Challenge

 Kerstin-Inga: Inspired by the May challenge, I created a vintage layout with the title 'Make the Time'. I used a very old photo from my ancestors, a beautiful MEMORY for our family. I feel like it's always a good idea to create with FRAMES on scrapbooking layouts. I added a printed chipboard frame in the lower right corner with a very wise saying in it. The second frame around the photo was made with cutting dies and old crafty paper in a weathered look.

Kerstin-Inga used papers from the latest Maja Design collection Celebration which she found very suitable for her precious family photo of a very special day to celebrate from so many years ago.

Amy: The word MEMORIES wasn't hard for me to use because I love it so much and I use it very often on projects. I took some older pictures of my son and me during our wonderful trip to Spain back in 2010. I added the lovely saying 'Leave footprints; Take only memories.' I incorporated 4 different FRAMES by The Dusty Attic and I used the Denim & Friends collection by Maja Design.

Take a look at the fabulous Denim & Friends line filled with beautiful blues!

Maja: For me the word MEMORIES represents that unique human ability to (figuratively) go back in time and live past moments again. Memories are also a 'spiritus movens' to scrapbooking, because preserving special moments in an artistic form is the essence of our hobby. Not all memories are always welcome of course, but some are particularly precious, and I chose that phrase to be the title of my layout. As for the creative challenge, I randomly picked some chipboard FRAMES from my stash and arranged them to mat and mount my photo.

Maja Design not only offers patterned paper collections; they also offer plain papers to coordinate with their patterns. On her layout above, Maja used some of these solid colour papers from the Monochromes: Shades of Denim line:

Lenet: I got inspired by the word MEMORIES because like most parents I have many beautiful memories of my kids, and I especially love this photo. My son has autism and at this age he did not really like physical contact and hugging, so this is a very precious memory that deserved to be framed. And speaking of FRAMES, I used a few of them, big and small, on my page to incorporate the creative challenge.

Both Lenet and Pascal below created their beautiful layouts using papers from the very soft and sweet Vintage Summer Basics collection.

Pascale: When I saw the word MEMORIES, I just had to take out the box where I keep my family's photos, but that was the easiest part. The hard part was to find the one that I wanted to use on this project. I finally chose this photo of my mother when she was just 19 months old. For the creative challenge, I added a large chipboard piece made of interlocking FRAMES.

We love Maja Design papers so much that we couldn't leave you without sharing a few more of our favorite collections that we know you will also love!

Check out the Maja Design website to see all their products!

Thank you so much to MAJA DESIGN
for joining us our Special Guest this month!

We have no doubt that they will have inspired you to play along
with the May Main Challenge for which Maja Design is sponsoring 
the 1st place prize with a $50 USD value prize package!

There are many other fabulous prizes up for grabs so make sure to join in!

You have until May 31 to link up! 


  1. Great work and such gorgeous papers!

  2. What a great challenge this month I loved making a layout at a guest thank you More Than Words xox

  3. Love Maja Design papers and these girls have created such amazing and inspirational pieces.

  4. Amazing spotlight! Never tried this paper. Looks really great!


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