Time Passages Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 March, 2019 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying a lovely spring season. It’s Nancy on the blog today and I’m super excited to have something new to share with you.

I love anything and everything ‘time’ themed. It can be art, a time travel series or movie, or a vintage clock or pocket watch. I adore it all. With this in mind I felt inspired by Maja Design’s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics collection to create this new card.

There is quite a bit of fussy cutting involved with this card, from the clock to the vintage lady, the pink flowers, and the sentiment. All of this fussy cutting has made me realize I  I need better lighting in my craft room or stronger glasses. :-))

The roses are handmade. I have a tutorial for these roses on my blog.

Here are a few detail photos. Each embellishment is popped up with foam tape to create multiple layers. I tucked in a twine bow and some cheesecloth to finish things off.

I have the best time playing with my Maja Design papers! I hope you do, too!!

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Cheesecloth, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting us on the blog today! It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here with you. I send wishes that you may be surrounded by all in life that is beautiful.

Hugs, 

Enchant Your Life

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

8 March, 2019 - ,

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Hello and welcome! How are you doing on this wonderful day? It’s Nancy here, and I have a new card to share featuring one of my all time favorite Maja Design paper collections, Vintage Summer Basics.

I adore the color pink, and especially the pinks found in this collection! Each sheet of design paper is distressed, layered, and stitched to form a sturdy base. The wildflowers are handmade from the paper collection, as are rose leaves, corner frame, vintage photo, fussy cut roses, and postcard embellishments.

A stamped sentiment adds a cheery point of interest in the upper right corner.

Loopy twine bows add a feminine finishing touch. As you can see, you can create a fully embellished card with no other supplies except for your chosen paper collection and a little twine! If you haven’t tried Maja Design’s papers yet, you should do so as soon as possible. Once you feel the quality of the double sided papers under your fingers and drink in the gorgeous colors, you’ll never want to settle for anything less than Maja Design papers.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Frame Die, Stamens, Sentiment Stamp, Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for spending time with us today!  I send wishes for a week filled with sunshine, love, and joy!

Hugs,

Spring Tea Room

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

18 February, 2019 - ,

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Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog. It’s Nancy back today with a new card to share. We’ve had temperatures between 70-80 degrees in my corner of the world. Our Camellia’s are in full bloom and spring is in the air, at least for the moment. It really has me feeling like springtime has arrived, and hence the inspiration for this card, the spring tea room!

The spring tea room is a unique traditions of the southern United States. Each spring local churches host a daily tea for a week or two. They come complete with lovely music, the most delectable homemade luncheon choices, scrumptious desserts, and of course, tea! Each lady is escorted to their table by a formally clad southern gentleman. It’s all very genteel, and after enjoying your dining experience you can shop from a vast variety of handmade items and goodies in the tea room shop. If you’re ever visiting this region you should definitely plan to attend a church tea room.

Maja Design’s beautiful ‘Coffee in the Arbour’ paper collection is the absolute perfect paper collection to bring this card to life.

There are several stitched base layers and much dimension throughout, though it is difficult to capture it on camera.

The blooms are handmade from the paper collection and sit atop a chipboard frame featuring flowers and flourishes. A dusting of gesso tones down some of the brighter color. It’s a little trick you can use when you want to achieve a more muted look.

The tea embellishments are fussy cut from the paper collection.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Chipboard Frame, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Flower Stamens, Gesso Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today! It’s such an honor to be here with you. I hope your week is filled with joy and cozy crafty hours.

Hugs,

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Winter Greetings

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

4 February, 2019 - ,

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Hello! I send a warm winter welcome from all of us at the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here on this beautiful Monday. I hope everyone is staying toasty and finding ways to conquer to the chill in the air. The flu got the best of me these last few weeks, but I’m finally recovered and so thankful to be back with you all.

My  favorite activity for a cold, damp day is spending cozy time in my craft room. That is exactly what I did this weekend, so I have a new card to share with you! I had some extra papers left from Maja Design’s newest collection, Christmas Season, and want to share ways you can incorporate holiday papers into your projects once Christmas has passed. This versatility of every Maja Design collection is just one of the wonders of their beautiful papers.

Today’s ‘all occasion’ card is monochromatic and focuses on the gorgeous shades of blue that are abundant in this collection. I feel like blues are always ideal for winter creations.

Stitched layers form a base for the florals and various embellishments, which come together to create a peaceful and wintery focal point.

Below is a view of the interior of the card.

 

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Alterations Ephemera, Wooden Key, Purchased Small Paper Flowers, Glass Pearls, Prima Resin Frame, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you’ll have a chance to participate in the new February Mood Board. The winner receives and entire collection of lovely Maja Design Papers, which is a great way to begin the New Year. May your week be filled with all things good and wonderful!

Hugs,

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Christmas Greetings

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

10 December, 2018 - ,

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Hello, and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here with you. I hope you’re staying warm and cozy as winter begins to settle in. I have a new Christmas card to share today. I’m super excited because it’s my first time working with Maja Design’s brand new paper collection, ‘Christmas Season’, and I’m completely in love with it!

The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched, forming a base for the embellishments. An image from the paper collection makes for a perfect sentiment and focal point.

A wintery collection of florals anchors the sentiment, while a trio of tiny bells jingle cheerily whenever the card is moved about. Frosty touches of gesso add an icy chill to the florals and around the edges of the card, and a loopy twine bow ties everything together.

Above is a peek of the interior of the card, where there is plenty of space to write a personal note.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Twine, Gesso, Holiday Greenery, Jingle Bells. 

Have you finished your holiday crafting yet? It’s not too late to pick up some of these gorgeous new papers to share in your beautiful cards and projects. I know you’ll love them as much as we do! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and spending time with us! I wish you a healthy and happy Christmas, along with many blessings throughout the New Year!

Hugs,