Spring Tea Room

Posted by Nancy Dynes

18 February, 2019 - ,

Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog. It’s Nancy back today with a new card to share. We’ve had temperatures between 70-80 degrees in my corner of the world. Our Camellia’s are in full bloom and spring is in the air, at least for the moment. It really has me feeling like springtime has arrived, and hence the inspiration for this card, the spring tea room!

The spring tea room is a unique traditions of the southern United States. Each spring local churches host a daily tea for a week or two. They come complete with lovely music, the most delectable homemade luncheon choices, scrumptious desserts, and of course, tea! Each lady is escorted to their table by a formally clad southern gentleman. It’s all very genteel, and after enjoying your dining experience you can shop from a vast variety of handmade items and goodies in the tea room shop. If you’re ever visiting this region you should definitely plan to attend a church tea room.

Maja Design’s beautiful ‘Coffee in the Arbour’ paper collection is the absolute perfect paper collection to bring this card to life.

There are several stitched base layers and much dimension throughout, though it is difficult to capture it on camera.

The blooms are handmade from the paper collection and sit atop a chipboard frame featuring flowers and flourishes. A dusting of gesso tones down some of the brighter color. It’s a little trick you can use when you want to achieve a more muted look.

The tea embellishments are fussy cut from the paper collection.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

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Other Products Used: Chipboard Frame, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Flower Stamens, Gesso Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today! It’s such an honor to be here with you. I hope your week is filled with joy and cozy crafty hours.


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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.


  • Just beautiful work here as always Nancy, I really love it, soo warm and a bit fussy like most of us people are too, and I love the look you´ve achieved with the gesso too, sooo perfect somhow, even it´s supposed to do the opposite.
    That awesome idea with the tearoom is that on a certain time every year? We never heard anything about it, when we went to Charleston in March 3 years ago, but maybe it had been at that time?? But it sounded like something worth trying for sure.

    • Nancy Dynes says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Maryann! Yes, the tea rooms happen for just 2 weeks in the spring and 2 weeks in autumn. They usually start in March, but it also depends on when Easter is. If you ever visit Charleston again I hope you’ll let me know. For the last 14 years I’ve been a volunteer guide with Historic Charleston Foundation, and I would love to give you a tour of the city!

  • Gina Bloyaert says:

    Hey Nancy,
    What a amazing stunning card wow wow wowwww
    Mvg Gina Belgium
    PS. And again Your flower that you created ??????