Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…


Posted by Nancy Dynes

5 April, 2016 - ,

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Hello and happy Tuesday! I wish a warm welcome to all of our crafty friends! It’s Nancy today, and I’m back a little sooner than usual. I know… It seems like I was just here on Sunday-lol!

Today’s project features Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics collection. The little girl in the image below (found in the paper collection) recalls memories of the sun-drenched days of summer in our tiny midwestern town. My mom’s garden overflowing with fragrant blooms. Bare feet and soft, cool grass. Playing outdoors all day with friends, being called in for lunch, then right back out to play again. As the sun went down we’d play ‘kick the can’ and catch lightening bugs. There was always a pitcher of Kool Aid in the fridge and popsicles in the freezer. These gorgeous papers carry me right back to those carefree days.

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Multiple layers of design paper are distressed, layered, and stitched for the base of the card. Additional layers are rolled back to reveal a cheery floral pattern and add dimension. A couple lengths of lace from my stash anchored with vintage button lend a cozy feel. The photo below gives a closer look at two of the images in the paper collection.  There’s an entire 12 x 12 sheet of vintage images. Imagine the possibilities!

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A tumbling bouquet of flowers, rose leaves, and tendrils provide a cheery focal point. I experimented with adding touches of Golden Fiber Paste to the florals, but it doesn’t show up well in the photos.

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A natural twine bow and a two more vintage buttons from my stash provide a finishing touch.

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Maja Design Papers Used:Vintage-Summer-Basics3

Additional Supplies: Poppy Stamps Lovely Tendril die, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Golden Fiber Paste, Paper Flowers, Vintage Buttons and Lace, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread, and Adhesive. 

Thank you for visiting the Maja Design Blog and taking a peek at my card! It’s so much fun to share adventures in paper crafting with y’all. I hope your day is overflowing with happiness and creative inspiration!