Wedding Hearts

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 August, 2019 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today ūüôā

Summer has traditionally been a wedding season and so wedding cards have been in great demand too.¬† I like to keep a small stash of cards just in case, and therefore today I’m sharing two cards that differ by the colour only:

I kept the design pretty simple, so it would be easy to recreate the card in any colour – I used neutral sand as the background for the stencil heart shape filled with flowers:

I also included a layer of patterned paper, choosing the Comfy sheet from the Denim&Girls collection, as it perfectly corresponds to the leafy heart motif:

I completed the design with acrylic opalescent hearts some cheesecloth and an embossed chipboard sentiment:

The same is true for the other card in the turqouise palette:

In the Denim&Friends collection you will find the Jeans&T-shirt paper that has the same leafy pattern but in turqouise ūüėČ

And I really like the dimension the flowers give:

I like the way they turned out: simple, yet elegant and delicate. What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Other: stencil: Agateria; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; acrylic hearts, string, cheesecloth: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

Lovely Bi-Fold Card With Instructions

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 August, 2019 -

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Hello Maja Design Friends.  Jennifer Snyder here with a quick template (tutorial) for a bi-fold card you can make in minutes and use for any occasion.
I have to say Maya Design papers are perfect for this card design because they are always beautiful on both sides.  The hard part is deciding which side of the paper is you will use for the front of the card.  good luck with that difficult decision.
My card uses the gorgeous, playful and flirty Denim & Girls collection from Maja Design.  Here is the list of papers:
Ripped Jeans (A side, the paisley design,  was used as the back of the card)
  Ripped Jeans (B side, the mauve pink side- was used as the front of the card)
Loose Fit – B side
Instructions 

Step 1.¬† Start with a 12×12 sheet of Maja Design paper.¬† You will see both sides of the paper on this card so make your selection keeping both the A and B sides of the paper.

Step 2.¬† Cut the paper in half lengthwise.¬† Trim the paper to 6in x 12in. Yep one 12×12 sheet can make two gorgeous cards.

Step 3. Using the image below,  decide which side of the paper is going to be the front of the card and score accordingly.  The best way to fold scored paper is to fold into the raised side. When paper is scored, it makes a raised side with a ridge and a channel or indented side. In order to keep your paper from cracking, have the ridge side become the inside the fold.

Score your paper at the 4in  and 8 inch marks.  Once scored, cut the corners off each end at the 3in mark.

 

 

Here is a shot of how your card should look folded.  Notice I set the corners aside at this stage.  We will be using them next.
Step 4.  Time to use the corners to decorate the card.  Remember I said to choose paper carefully because you will see both sides of the paper on the card?  Glue the corners to the front flaps of the card to add interest and as a base to decorate.
Below is an image of what I did with the corners.

Step 5.¬† ¬†Continue to decorate as you wish.¬†I decorated my card with some flowers, floral berries, ribbon and a chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.¬† ¬†The bottom sentiment, “Best Wishes”, is a die cut from Spellbinders.

 

As you can see, the card design is rather simple yet offers a unique way to use both sides of the gorgeous Maja Design papers on the same card.  I know how hard it can be to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  The patterns coordinate so perfectly.

 

The sweet sentiment at the bottom is from Spellbinders РSentiments Die -D-Lites.  I like this sentiment set in particular because it is small and on the delicate side.  You can tuck your sentiment anywhere on the card and not have ti detract from the other embellishments yet not so small that it gets lost on the card.
The other embellishing touch on this card is the little chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.

 

This card shows one side flap open and one closed.

 

Thank you for stopping here to visit.   Happy Crafting.