‘Now is the Time’ Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

21 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled you’re here with me. I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

I’m reflecting on time this week, as my youngest child  is about to graduate from university. How did all of those years slip away so quickly? They truly did fly by. I’m reminded to savor each precious moment, for time is a gift and memories are treasures. I’m drawing my inspiration for this card from Maja Design’s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

I begin by distressing, layering, and stitching design papers to form a base. All of the embellishments for this card are die cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. A double layer of vintage die cut clocks anchor the floral arrangement.

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I have a tutorial for these roses here on the Maja Design Blog. Below, a border punch adds a lovely touch to strips of design paper. In the bottom corner you’ll find a stamped sentiment.

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A twine bow ties everything together with a feminine flare.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

Additional Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Tim Holtz Clock (hands) Die, Prima Clock Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Adhesive.  

Thank you so much for visiting! I’m always excited when it’s my turn to join y’all on the Maja Design Blog. May each moment of your day be filled with beauty and crafty adventures!

Hugs,Nancy-sign

Thank You Dear Mother

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 February, 2017 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja fans,

Oh how I love my beautiful Maja Design papers…..today I’d like to show you a little card with handmade flowers and a lot of bling which is totally not me but I loved making this card. This card is made out of four different collections but my base was the pretty “Summertime” collection. This is a card I made for my mother for the upcoming mothers day hihihi yes I am pretty early this time….

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It’s a easel card made out of cream card stock and the flowers are made out of dies and I finished them off with some glass glitter and some mica powder to give it more shine. Also I added some bling swirls, some shine spray & cream prills.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Gives me joy, Gives me joy bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs, By the sea – Diecuts bs. Home for the Holidays: Together, Together bs. Enjoying Outdoors: Beautiful trees bs & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.XXIII BS

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..love!

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The Secret Garden

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

7 February, 2017 - , ,

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Hello! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here with you on this beautiful Tuesday. A week ago I posted a complete tutorial for paper roses, so I’m using some of my handmade blossoms to bring this secret garden to life. I have a passion for secret gardens. Honestly, I can’t get enough of them. My home, Charleston, is filled with private gardens sequestered behind tall brick walls with elaborate wrought iron gates. I’m always trying to peek beyond the gates to glimpse the beauty that lies beyond.

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You don’t have to peek around massive iron gates to visit my garden! Inside you are greeted by distressed Maja Design papers, layered die cut doilies, abundant handcrafted blooms, shabby resin embellishments, and a sweet stamped sentiment.

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You can create your own rose garden anytime you wish by checking out the tutorial presented here on the Maja Design Blog last Tuesday.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

Additional Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Doily Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Tim Holtz Mini Mister, Impression Obsession Stamp, Archival Ink, Twine, Melissa Frances Resin Lock & Key, Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread.  

Thank you so very much for sharing your time with me! Don’t forget to check out our February Mood Board Challenge. We just launched it this week, so you have plenty of time to participate. May this day bring you untold joys and creative adventures!

Hugs, Nancy-sign

Masculine Cards by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

26 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present a very layered, masculine cards :) When I saw the paper from the “Vintage Autumn Basics”  collection I knew what to create. I love the colours, the style and  all small details to cut out. I just felt in love …

Masculine CardsI started to create the cards by choosing image and chipboards. Maja Design paper has a lot of small elements to cut out and it helps a lot during your creative process. From only one collection you can create many different products. I love to add layers, chipboards and flowers.

Masculine CardsMasculine CardsVintage stamp from Stempelglede in brown colour fits here perfectly.

Masculine Cards Masculine Card7I made two card for different occasions by using one collection.  Hope you will like my projects 😉

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