Thursday, April 30, 2015

Baby's First Year Album with Maja Design and a Giveaway!

Hello friends!

By the time you're reading this, we would be up in the air on our way to Australia for a family holiday. I'm looking forward to a good time of rest and bonding with the kids, as well as catching up with family and friends there.

But first, a jumbo post for Maja Design today. I have a video tutorial to share with you, and it's a baby girl's first year album I made for our little girl who would be arriving in September. The Vintage Baby collection by Maja Design couldn't have come at a better time!

Here's the cover and some of the inside pages:

I made an accordion fold for the inside pages, with one side using lots of die cuts from the papers and the other with ample space for photos and journaling. The idea is to keep the whole album as simple as possible so that I have plenty of space for her photos and recording of her milestones.

And some of the details:

And here's the video tutorial:

And before I go, here's the other part of the jumbo post. I'm hosting the giveaway for April at Maja Design and this month's prize is the gorgeous Coffee in the Arbor collection!

To win this, simply carry out the following steps:

1) Become my blog follower
2) Subscribe to my Youtube channel
3) Follow the Maja Design blog
4) Share on your social media platform
5) Leave a comment here to say you have done so

That's it! I will pick a winner on 14th May when I return from my trip. And that's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!



  1. Your baby album is so gorgeous! Have a great holiday!

  2. Love ur album!! Done!!

  3. Very pretty baby girl album!! Finally got chance to have maja papers!! Yeay

  4. Hmmm I wonder who is having a baby girl in September :D this is just so beautiful. I love love love these papers and I am off to share this on FB for you... I LOVE to win :D just saying. We don't get Maja Design here easily so whenever I do see it I buy all of it :D two sheets of both sides of everything :D

  5. Thank you for sharing this video. Looks great! I have one question pls. What is this tool called. The one that you are scoring the paper? Not Fiskars paper trimmer the other one... Thank you in advance

    1. Hi! the scoring tool I used is the all purpose crafting tool from Prima. It can be used for distressing, rub-ons and a few different other stuff.

  6. Oh Jelissa how I love you're videos!! I must watch them at least 3 or 4 times a week! They inspire to just let go and not be so rigid! I shared your giveaway on FB . I've subscribed to your youtube channel awhile ago and can almost list them all by heart! I follow your blog and Maja Design! I think that's it! lol Today I watched your viedo from Blue Fern Studio Love Story and actually heard you speak! It's nice to put a voice to the face! All the best and I will be watching for all your latest and greatest! <3

  7. Sorry this is the right FB page!

  8. Oh what a gorgeous album. <3 I've done all the steps above. :-) Thank you for this chance to win the beautiful Maja papers. <3

    I wish you a beautiful and creative day.

    Hugs Line

  9. Love the album. So happy to have a chance to win this gorgeous collection. I have done all of the above!

  10. I would love to join!
    Love your album!!
    Hugs Malin


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