‘From the Heart’ Valentine Card

Posted by Nancy Dynes

9 February, 2016 - ,

A Maja Heart

I wish you a happy hello and warm welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, with a Valentine project to share with you. I was completely inspired by the cozy, rustic appeal of the ‘Life in the Country’ paper collection. Since my previous projects focused on handmade flowers, I thought I’d change things up with a cheery banner card.

B Maja Heart

The beautiful papers were distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base of the card. You can’t distress just any design paper. Maja Design manufactures the highest quality paper I’ve ever found. The heavier weight allows you to work with it without ripping or tearing, and the double sided pages allow endless flexibility and options. I mist, twist, and even bake this paper when I make flowers. It stands up to everything!

C Maja Heart

There are actually two banners here. The first layer is frilly lace strung through with jute. Die cut hearts and tags complete the second layer.  The banners are anchored by jute bows on either end.

D Maja Heart

With the exception of the tiny rosebuds and buttons, all the embellishments were created using the paper collection.

D2 Maja Heart

D 2 A Maja Heart

Maja Design Papers used:

Life in the country

Additional Supplies: Lace, buttons, rosebuds, and jute from my stash; Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, heart and tag dies; Archival Ink, White Cardstock (for base of card), Gesso, Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread

I’m thrilled you stopped in for a visit! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s still time to let your loved one know how special they are with a handmade card. Also, don’t forget to check out this month’s Mood Board Challenge. May your day be filled with all things good and wonderful!



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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.


  • Gina says:

    Hey Nancy,
    What a lovely stunning card That you have created Wowww
    Mvg Gina

  • Luvcreatincards says:

    Ohhhh what a PRETTY PRETTY card Nancy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colour combination you have chosen, it is so fresh and bright, a little bit of sunshine on a cold wet windy grey day here in France.
    Hugs and best wishes,

  • This is fabulous!!

  • Kathy Grigas says:

    I absolutely adore this card Nancy! Love the rustic country colors and elements. Your heart banner is fantastic!