Bygone Days of Summer

Posted by Nancy Dynes

23 August, 2016 - ,

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Hello and welcome back to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, with the honor of sharing a new card with you.

Today my card is very personal. It is an expression of the love I have for the exquisite, historic city that is my home, and a tribute beauty I see around me every day.

Charleston is a wonderfully preserved Southern colonial city. It is rich in history, boasting breathtaking architecture, quaint cobbled streets, manicured gardens, and cloistered courtyards with teasing glimpses of the lushness within. Maja Design’s ‘Summertime’ papers provide the perfect avenue to transfer what I can to a 6×6 card. I especially love the images of the bicycles in this collection, as this is the preferred manner of transportation for many residents and tourists.

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All design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched. Rubber stamping enhances the ‘yesteryear’ feel of the card. Acrylic paint is randomly splattered for a rustic effect.

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A dimensional garden is achieved by much fussy cutting from the paper collection and detailed layering. Foam adhesive gives each element a ‘pop’. You’ll find some close ups below.

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I enjoy coordinating the inside and back of my cards with the design on the front. One of our sweet readers requested photos of this process, which you will find below.

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I also include a little pocket for tucking away a gift card, photo, or note.

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Maja Design Papers Used: Summertime-K

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Stamps: Prima Rust and Dust Cling Set, Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card, Oxford Impressions stamp set; Archival Ink, Detail Scissors, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my card! I hope you enjoy Maja Design’s enchanting papers as much as I do. I wish you a day filled with all things wonderful, and hope that each person who enters here as a guest will leave as a friend!


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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.


  • Such an amazing and really beautiful card here Nancy. And I can only agree to every single word you´ve said here, and alaso about your beautiful city. I was soo lucky to spend a couple of weeks there last year, when I visited a sweet friend, who´d just moved there the year before, and I was blown away with all the beauty we saw everywhere there, and you really captured that really well in this gorgeous card here, it is soooo gorgeous.

    • Nancy Dynes says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Maryann! Of you’re in Charleston again please let me know. I volunteer as a guide for the Historic Charleston Foundation. I can give you a tour!

      • WOUW thanks sooo much, that would be awesome , as I´m sure we would see a lot more, than we actually did, even we thought we saw loads though ha ha ha, but always seing more, when locals can show you places, so will definitely keep that in mind, next time we come back there.

  • Debra says:

    Your in the US and have those papers? I cannot find these anywhere here in MI. I have searched online but no luck. I think they are so pretty and your card is lovely.
    Would love a chance to play with them also.

    • Nancy Dynes says:

      Thank you so much, Debra! You can get the papers at They usually keep a good supply of all designs. They’re one of my favorite online stores.

  • Chrissy says:

    Absolutely beautiful the layers and gorgeous papers and a wonderful design..

    Luv CHRISSYxx