Summertime Delight Card!

Posted by Nancy Dynes

25 July, 2017 - , , ,

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A happy hello to all of our crafty friends! It’s Nancy, and I’m so happy to be here with you at the Maja Design Blog! I’m playing with my Denim and Friends papers again. I can’t seem to get enough of them.

I adore the distressed barnwood pattern in the new paper collection. It takes me back to childhood summers at my aunt and uncle’s farm. My sister and I stayed with them a week or two out of each summer, which was a real treat for us. It was so cozy. Life revolved around the workings of the farm, and everyone had a part to play. My sister and I were charged with the daily picking of the strawberries and helping set the tables for the communal lunch. When we were left to our own devices we especially loved exploring in the barn, which always seemed to have a couple of bird nests and an assortment of cats and kittens to cuddle and love on. It was a simple and joyful time. This card is inspired by those memories and the happiness they bring to my heart.

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The center flower is handmade from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection. Can you tell I recently baked up a batch of wildflowers? I’ve been using them quite a bit lately. The butterflies are stamped on design paper then fussy cut. A little nest and a few rose petals are hiding in there as well.

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The sentiment is stamped onto design paper. Hand punched lace is is tucked randomly around the edges.

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You’ll find additional stamping and a splattering of acrylic paint on the design paper.

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Each paper is distressed, layered, and stitched together.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 



Other products used: Prima Stamps and Nest, Archival Ink, Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Tattered Florals Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Twine, Wooden Button, Detail Scissors, Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread.

That’s all I have for today. Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog and taking a peek at my project! If you’re wondering where you can purchase these beautiful papers, just click on the STORE FINDER button at the top of the page. I hope you’re having a week filled with all things good and wonderful!



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  • Doris says:

    Hi Nancy,
    What a beautiful creation ! Love the design and details !
    Hugs Doris
    from Belgium

  • Elena says:

    So fabulous! I cannot find words to say how beatiful is the card. Do you have a blog, where I can see more your wonderful works?

  • Absolut gorgeous as always Nancy. I love all the layering and all the gorgeous flowers with it too. Everything looks just fabulous together and is sooooo perfect and stunning.

  • Helen Innes says:

    It is the butterflies and punched lace in that gorgeous aqua that is the finishing touch here Nancy, the little eggs and nest tucked in there. As usual you give it all to the detail and demonstrate the versatility of the fabulous Maja papers, wonderful!