Celebrate!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

8 January, 2018 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful beginning to the New Year! It’s Nancy here, with the blessing of being with you on the blog today. I’m so happy you’ve stopped in for a visit.

With Christmas cards behind me for the season, I’m happily moving on to this card for my dear friend’s birthday in one of my favorite collections; Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics.

The beautiful papers absolutely work magic in bringing this festive rose garden to life. The roses, stamped sentiment, and curly confetti are handmade from design paper. The only portion of this project that is not made with Maja Design paper is the twine and ribbon.

Below is a peek at the inside of the card, where a personal sentiment can be written. This piece is made to be removable, so a photo can be inserted at a later time if desired.

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Thank you for sharing in the fun with us at the Maja Design Blog today! If you’re wondering where you can purchase these beautiful papers, just click on the STORE FINDER link to locate a retailer near you. I send wishes for warmth and light as we continue our journey through the winter months. It’s the perfect time to get cozy in our craft space and let the creativity flow!
Hugs,

 

A Winter Wonderland!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

26 December, 2017 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! I hope you’re having the happiest of holidays! It’s Nancy with you,  and it’s my great honor to share my final Christmas card of the season. I did try to share this with you two weeks ago, but there were problems with Maja Design’s WordPress on the day, and my post was somehow permanently lost after a very short period of time. Hence, I am giving it another go today and hoping for much better luck!

This winter wonderland card is created using one of my favorite frosty paper collections, Vintage Frost Basics!

Dimensional snowflakes, icy branches, snowballs, and loopy twine bows abound in this wintery scene.

The blues and whites work quite well together in creating a frosty chill!

Below is a peek at the interior of the card, including a little pocket to hold a gift card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

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Other Products Used: snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive,  floral iced branches and berries, twine Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart border punch, archival ink, sewing machine, thread

Thank you so much for being here with us. May all the blessings of this joyous season  remain with you throughout the year!

Hugs, Nancy-sign

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.

Peace on Earth

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

14 November, 2017 - , ,

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I wish a happy hello to all of the wonderful friends of Maja Design! It’s Nancy back with you today, and I’m up to my ears in snowflakes! Not the cold kind that you sled in, because we don’t get snow where I live, but the frilly and frosty paper ones that I make every year around this time for my Christmas cards. I start early with my cards because time seems to fly during November and December, and I’m also childishly excited over the Christmas holiday.

I never use anything but Maja Design papers for my snowflakes. It stays intact despite the delicate nature of the die cuts, and is perfect for layering into these dimensional flakes. For this first card of the season I’ve chosen the fabulous Vintage Frost Basics Collection.

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The base of the card is formed as usual, by distressing, layering, and stitching the design papers. I’m sticking with just two colors this time around, because soft blues and whites create a wonderful chilly feeling when used together.

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There are no flowers this time (which rarely happens for me), but instead an arrangement of layered snowflakes topped off with a bit of white sand texture paste for a truly frosty finish. Icy branches and tiny snowballs enhance the frozen effect.

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A little bow graces the corner, simply because I love them and feel like nothing is finished without one.

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Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

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Other Products Used: Tim Holtz snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive, clear buttons, floral iced branches and berries, Prima white sand texture paste, Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, archival ink, sewing machine, thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you’re having a wonderful day filled with crafty goodness and plenty of Maja Design loveliness.

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Autumn’s Bounty

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

17 October, 2017 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! Welcome to the Maja Design Blog. It’s Nancy here, with a new card to share. I may have mentioned previously that I love autumn. I can barely wait for that hint of chill in the air and nature’s lavish display of rich colors. This is when I spend my days with Maja Design’s breathtaking Walking in the Forest paper collection. I find that this collection truly embraces the inspiring hues of the season, which is what I’m aiming for with today’s card.

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Each design paper is carefully distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment stamp has been on my desk just waiting for fall to arrive!

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A die cut wreath forms an anchor for the plethora of leaves, berries, and flowers as they tumble down the front of the card.

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A twine bow is tucked in along with the florals.

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Thank you so much for visiting us at the Maja Design Blog! Don’t forget to check out the October Mood Board Challenge while you’re here. There’s still plenty of time to enter your project. I send wishes for many cozy hours in your craft space!

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Enchant Your Life!

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5 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello, friends! It’s Nancy here, wishing you a warm welcome to the Maja Design Blog. I hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday. I can’t believe it’s the first week of September, with many parts of the world ushering in the first signs of autumn. Mother nature isn’t quite ready for fall in my sub-tropical corner of the world, where she’s gifting us with sunny, hot, and humid days.

The heat draws me to all things cool and refreshing, and once again Maja Design’s gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour collection comes to the rescue. The soft blues and raspberry hues are just what I’m looking for.

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The papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. A trio of circles draw the eye across the card. The first is die cut from the center layers and popped up for dimension. The circular resin frame is layered over another die cut circle to the left.

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Handmade and purchased blooms cascade from right to left, accented die cut leaves, glass pearls, and twine bows. The sentiment is hand stamped onto design paper.

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The lower corner to the right features berry vines and ‘Raspberry Lemonade’ from the design paper, which are my inspiration for this card.

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Below is a side view with a peek at the interior of the card.

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Maja Design Papers Used:

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Other Supplies Used: Natural Twine, Magnolia Leaf and Flower die, Glass Pearls, Prima Resin Frame, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for visiting today. If you’re wondering where these beautiful papers can be found, please check out the STORE FINDER link at the top of the blog. Also, don’t forget to play along with the September Mood Board Challenge for a chance to win an entire set of design papers. I send wishes for all things wonderful and many crafty inspirations!

Hugs, Nancy-sign

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.