Hello and welcome to The Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, returning after being away for a couple of months with a broken arm. Time certainly crawls when I’m grounded from spending my days in my craft room. I’m beyond thrilled to finally be back with you all!
During my absence a brand new holiday collection, ‘I Wish’, was released. It’s filled with page after page of beautiful, festive patterns and vintage inspired ephemera. I’ve been waiting not-so-patiently to begin playing with it. The holiday card I’m sharing features several designs from the this collection.
I begin by distressing, layering, and stitching the lovely papers. The base design elements include two staggered rectangular panels, a label die, and a snowflake die cut from corrugated board. Each layer is popped up with foam tape to add dimension. The snowflake is lightly dusted with acrylic paint. A postage stamp from the collection (with a fun rubber stamped North Pole cancellation) adds a little whimsy. The image of the sweet child bundled in her winter finery is fussy cut from the paper collection.
Ivory lace, a natural twine bow, and winter white berries adorn the left side of the card. Prima flowers are hand colored in pale ivory. A couple of snowflake flourishes bedeck the top of the large snowflake.
The inside of the card features rubber stamping, elements from the paper collection, and an embellished file folder for tucking away a gift card.
Maja Design Papers Used:
Additional Supplies: Dies- Sizzix Bigz File Folder, Spellbinders Labels 21, Memory Box Snowflake Sprig, Die-Namics Snowflake. Stamps: Tim Holtz Grunge Flakes, Stampin Up Christmas Postmark, Close to My Heart Post Card. Prima Flowers, Staz-On Black Ink, Prima Memory Hardware (Vintage Ivory), Ivory Acrylic Paint, Lace, Natural Twine, Corrugated Board, Winter Berries, Sewing Machine, Thread.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you love the new collection as much as I do. Pamper yourself this season with these must-have papers and create stunning, one-of-a-kind cards and projects for the special people in your life. Don’t forget to stop by the Mood Board Challenge while you’re here. You still have plenty of time to play along!
Oh my this is soooo beautiful and has everything we love to see in a christmascard. Soooo amazing and wonderful, and I just LOVE the colors in this collection here too. Just fabulous work here.
Thank you so much, Maryann!
Welcome back Nancy – I hope your arm is completely healed. A really beautiful card as always! This sure is a gorgeous Christmas paper collection. Nicola x
Thank you so much, Nicola!
Welcome back! I’m a huge fan of your cards and this one is gorgeous as always!
Thank you so much, Nancy!!
Thank you, Marci!!