‘Now is the Time’ Card

Posted by Nancy Dynes

21 February, 2017 - ,

A 1

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.

A 5

A 7

A 6

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.

A 9

A twine bow ties everything together with a feminine flare.

A 3

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!


Facebook Twitter Email Plusone

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.


  • As always you´ve just done such a wonderful job here Nancy. This is such a beautiful card and these roses are really awesome and perfect for this project and brings sooo much structure into it, and they just looks amazing in these colors here.
    I agree with you, where do all these years slip to so fast? Just a blink, and then 20 years has disapeared somehow, so I think, it´s important, that we take a minute to reflect now and then, so that´s a very good thing, and I love the result you gotr out of that here.

  • Nancy Dynes says:

    Thank you so much, Maryann!

    You are so kind and wonderful. It is such a pleasure to hear from you. I hope you’re having a great week. I send hugs and wishes for all good things!


  • Anne R says:

    A truly stunning creation Nancy! Your flowers are just stunning on this very, very classy card! xx

  • Helen Innes says:

    The layout on this card creates a wonderful focal point that shows the beauty of the papers, love it!