Maja Design Giveaway

~Maja Design Giveaway - Life in The Country~

Good morning everyone! Sun is shining here and I am getting an early start to my day, and what better way to kick of this wonderful day (and month) than with a giveaway!

But before I get to that, here are two little tags I created last night while playing with beautiful Maja Design papers.

First up, a little card/tag, created using lovely papers from the Life in The Country collection.

It its one of my most favorite of all the Maja collections, and I can't get enough of the homespun prints, colors and designs! It is a departure from my pastel preference, but all the papers are still designed with soft florals and beautiful patterns and colors, so they are perfect for homemade creations!

Don't these colors remind you of a quiet and peaceful cottage life, way out in the beautiful countryside?...Just as the name suggests...Life in the Country! :) 

To create this tag, I started with a Cosmo Cricket ticket, and added a blue painted clothes pin to the top with a butterfly motif. I covered the top part of the pin with some lace, as well.

The gingham square is die-cut using a lovely green pattern from the collection, and over it, I have layered a die-cut circle with a heart peek-a-boo. 

Just below that, I added some white cotton fabric, as I think fabric of any sort always works so well with homespun and country-ish themes...When I close my eyes and think of a cute little cottage, I can perfectly picture cotton sheets hanging on a laundry line near the house, gently swaying in the breeze... Something about the fresh scent of cotton makes me think of a simpler life out in the countryside. 

So, once I added the fabric, I traced a piece of chipboard on the lovely floral pattern and cut it. I adhered the paper to the chipboard and added it to the tag. Over that, I layered a Melissa Frances banner along with a plain white clay button. 

Next, I used another Cosmo Cricket tag, and covered the center portion with the floral Maja print.  I decided to cut the one end and create ribbon tails...I added a tiny chipboard heart and a painted clothespin to the top.

Going with the country theme, I punched some leaves out of white cardstock, and added them, along with a Prima flower to the banner.

Just under that, I added another pinked square and a chipboard frame with a floral background. I colored the chipboard with white ink, and cut the floral paper to fit the inside of the frame. The blue heart is a rub-on which is transferred to white chipboard and cut out. 

These tags were so fun to make and I know they will make a perfect companion to some home-made gifts!

Now onto the FUN part!

One lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE Life in The Country 12x12 collection.

This is a huge prize pack, and there are just a few simple steps to enter. I will be accepting entries until April 29th, and  I will pick and announce a winner on the 30th. 

To enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog
2. Become a follower of the Maja Design blog
3. Leave a comment on this post - we LOVE hearing what you think about Maja Design papers
4. Lastly, and this is not required, but if you love this contest, share it with your friends on Facebook, your blog or on any forums you may frequent

I know there are many who still wish to know where to find Maja Design papers...They are currently available at two on-line US retailers.We are also adding new retailers regularly to the list, and you can see all the shoppes that currently carry Maja Design products right here. I know if you are anything like me, then you cannot wait for a LSS near you to get these fast enough, which is all the more reason I am so happy to be hosting this giveaway, as I know it will make one Maja Design fan very, very happy!

Best of luck to all and thank you for visiting today!



  1. stunning elegant tags Ivana, love the papers and love your soft beautiful style of paper crafting ♥

  2. Hi Ivana, I'm already following both your lovely self's own blog and Maja Design. I've added pic to my sidebar. I've my fingers and toes crossed for this fab prize - thank-you for chance to win. Nicola x

  3. wow.. gorgeous colors. I was transported right along with you scene...I love these colors. Wonderful tags. I'm a new follower and will be sharing this on FB.

  4. Gorgeous as usual! Love your tags! Need to go back and catch up on your posts:)
    LOVE and thank you for posting the online stores that carry Maja! I've been drooling over your projects and their papers for awhile now! Now I can go and shop for more gorgeous papers!

  5. Hi Ivanna~ 'Bout time I actually 'joined' your blog! and not just visit (all the time)~ Your tags are soo uniquely Ivanna and so beautiful~ I love the gorgeous country-rich papers from this Life in the Country line!
    Just looking at the pic of the full line gets my creative juices flowing!:) Hoping to win some of these coveted papers! Blessings,

  6. This is beautiful! LOVE the paper, I have never really heard of them, but so glad to have learned about them now! Thanks so much!

  7. Hi, I am following both blogs and I shared you giveaway on Facebook! What a joy it would be to win.

  8. I'm loving the patterns and colors of the paper!!
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  9. I love these tags! Maja has such amazing paper! I have been drooling over your blog and their papers all weekend!

  10. Good morning Ivana,
    I just discovered your creations.
    All of them are like little fairytales , so adorable !!!
    I am going to add your blog on my favorite list because I don't want to miss any of your gorgeous creations!!!
    Thank you for sharing !!

  11. Such pretty papers! I am wondering if Maja Design papers are available in Canada? Off to check out their website.

  12. Gorgeous tags..You always seem to have just the right paper :)

  13. I have been drooling over the Maja Designs papers every since I stumbled across their blog a couple of weeks ago. Your creations from their different paper lines are just gorgeous. I love all the different elements that you use on your tags and cards. Thank you for the chance at winning this giveaway.

  14. What a lovely tag you made. Love all the details! And, great that you are having a give-away... Would love to scrap the photos of my daugther and her horse with this gorgeous paper!! :-)

  15. Any chance of adding an email subscription widget to your sidebar? That way I'd never miss anything you post!

  16. i'd like an email subscription, too! your tags and the Maja Design papers. i am following your and maja blogs.

  17. I have fallen in love with Maja papers ever since my friend Andrea Ewen became a team member of theirs. I would LOVE to own some of this gorgeous stuff! Thanks for the chance.

  18. Hi Ivana !
    I absolutely love all your work and the papers you use !
    Would be soooo nice if I was the winner of these wonderfull papers !
    Good luck everyones !
    Thank You

  19. Waaaaaaah!!! Yay!! I just cannot seem to buy sweet Maja anywhere!!! The two Aussie stockists just don't have the supplies :( anyhow, I am however, VERY happy to see some here!! Swooooon!! Lol I feel like a young child with my paper. I really could see this collection taking pride of place at the front of my storage drawer! Then.. I'm afraid the rest may feel left out.. Thanks and good luck everyone ;)


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