Hello Maja friends! A couple of weeks ago, I pulled out one of my favorite collections of Maja Design papers, Ska vi ta en fika. Then my mind started to wander…how can I make something really neat out of these papers? They are beautiful in and of themselves, but, what can I do differently with them? In a roundabout way, I came up with this card here:
If you remove the flower band (I call it a belly band, not sure why) the card can be opened by pulling on the two purple floral triangles. Inside reveals the sentiment.
Here’s the flat version so you can get a better feel of how it opens. The band is shown up at the top. It does not open, it simply slides from the bottom up to the middle to keep the card closed.The outside panels are all sewn and I added some Zva Creative flourishes, antique copper corners and Dark Chocolate Liquid pearl drops to both the top and bottom exposed panels.
To keep the card closed, slip the ‘belly band’ up onto it.The papers that I used from this collection are Kaffetåren den bästa är, Kaffetåren den bästa är-bs, Kärleksmums – bs and Lejas cafe. There was a lot of measuring, trial and error, frustration and tears (no, just kidding about the tears part). It took me most of the day to make, so if you’re looking to make something quickly, this is not the card. However, it was worth the work, I really like how it came out.
Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me, I hope you were inspired!
oh, Andrea, this is so cute and I love this secret folds. Great technique as always
Wow, this turned out so perfectly! I like the angles and folds, and what a great way to showcase these pretty papers.
Lovely unique cards, I love the layouts and folds.
I just love your folding, thank you so much for the inspiration.
gorgeous! beautifully constructed!!! TFS!
Looove your folding Andrea…Beautiful!! xo
Beautiful card and you’ve explained the process perfectly!! I always enjoy your card posts Andrea!! xo
Hi love your card do you have a tutorial Cheers Ros
An inetglilent point of view, well expressed! Thanks!