Springtime Florals Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

16 April, 2018 - ,

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Welcome, friends! It’s Nancy with you on the Maja Design Blog. I’m thrilled you’re visiting with us on this beautiful day. Spring is well and truly arrived offering up it’s gifts of bright and beautiful flowers. I look out of my craft room window and marvel at the blooms in my garden, which are my inspiration for today’s card. I’m drawn once again to Maja Design’s Coffee in the Arbour paper collection. The colors are so fresh and cheery, just like a spring day!

Design papers are distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Handmade florals crafted from design papers are the focal point of the card. Frothy lace and loopy twine bows add a feminine touch.

Below is a close up of the stamped sentiment. I enjoying creating cards to keep on hand to suit multiple occasions, and this one will be perfect for those times I need a last minute card.

The curlicues are made by twisting strips of design paper around the tiny end of a paint brush. A script stamp adds a bit of interest to the corners.

Below is a peek of the interior of the card. Coordinating design papers and script stamping give a cohesive appearance with the front of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Supplies Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Kit, Script Stamp, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Lace, Twine, Flower Stamens, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives.  

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. Don’t forget to check out the new Mood Board Challenge. We have a new challenge each month and all are welcome to participate. The winner will receive an entire collection (of their choice) of Maja Design papers! May your week be filled with crafty happiness and all of the joys of springtime!

Hugs, 

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.

A Place of Miracles

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello and welcome, dear friends! I hope this lovely Tuesday finds you well. I’m back today with a new card, which twice in the same week, (kind of a record for me lately), and I couldn’t be happier to be here with you.

For Today’s card I’m creating with another one of my favorite Maja Design collections, Ska vi ta en Fika. If you love purples as much as I do, this collection is a must-have for your craft room.

Welcome to my happy place! Is there anything more magical than a secluded garden overflowing with lovely blooms? There is much joy to be found here involving all of the senses. Imagine being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of roses, or the delicate texture of a petal on your fingertips. For this reason there is much effort in the handcrafted flowers for this card, as I truly want to bring this garden to life.

Below you’ll find some close ups of the handmade roses.

 

The sentiment stamp speaks to my heart, for gardens truly are a place of miracles.

A tiny key to the gates can be found in the corner of the card, as this garden is open to all who care to share in this space.

A natural twine bow adorns the bottom of the card.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

It’s been such an honor to have you visit today! I hope you’ve enjoyed spending some quiet moments in my little garden. If you like these papers or any of the others you see here on the blog, you can bring them home with you by clicking on the  STORE FINDER tab, and the magic of the internet will do the rest of the work. I wish you a day filled with all things good and wonderful, and of course, crafty adventures!

Hugs,

 

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.

Springtime Bliss

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

19 March, 2018 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all of our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying fine weather, though March can be an unpredictable month in many parts of the world. It’s Nancy with you, sharing a new card inspired by springtime flowers and pastels. I’m using the beautiful Coffee in the Arbour paper collection, as the pretty yellows, greens, and roses seem to sing to me. 

Featured in today’s card are handcrafted blooms, leaves, and layers of pastel design paper. You’ll also find some painted and distressed corrugated board, natural twine, and venice lace, for hints of the rustic as well as a feminine touch. A bit of grunge and elegant script stamping add to the overall effect.

The cheery hand stamped sentiment is perfect for almost every occasion. Below are some close ups of the handmade florals.

You can see the layers of distressing and stitching along the edges of the card, as well as a bit of the interior with it’s coordinating script stamping.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Stamens, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Distress Ink Reinkers, Corrugated Board, Twine, Venice Lace, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread.

I send a huge thanks to each of you who have stopped in to visit us today. It is an honor and a pleasure to have you here. May your day be filled with peace, joy, and love, along with delightful crafty adventures!

Hugs, 

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.

Shall We Dance?

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

5 February, 2018 - ,

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Hello, friends! I’m so happy you’ve stopped in for a visit. I hope you’re having a great day. It’s Nancy here, with a new card to share. I’m absolutely head over heels in love with Maja Design’s newest collection, Celebration, so I’m featuring it once again in today’s card.

Here you’ll find layers of distressed papers, pearls, lace, roses, and a billow of gowns. One thing is certain, when this stunning couple steps onto the dance floor, all eyes are on them. The image is fussy cut from the paper collection. There are so many lovely images to work with that the possibilities are endless. I’m inspired to pull out my detail scissors every time I pick up this collection.

The roses are handmade, with tiny paper roses added as a center. Below are a few photos of the details of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Prima Pearl Sprays, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Lace, Paper Roses, Antique White Acrylic Paint, Detail Scissors, Foam Pop Up Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread.  

Thank you so much for being here with us today. If you’d like to purchase the new collection, or any other of Maja Design’s beautiful papers, just click on the STORE FINDER link at the top of this post to find a shop near you.  I send wishes for love, joy, and crafty inspiration, and don’t forget to dance like no one is watching!

Hugs, 

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.

Let the Celebration Begin!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 January, 2018 - ,

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Hello, friends! I wish you a warm and cozy  welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, and I’m super excited to share a card created with Maja Design’s newest collection, Celebration, with you. The new release is in honor of Maja Design’s 10th anniversary, and if you haven’t checked this festive collection out yet, you’re in for a treat.  It’s filled with fabulous patterns, colors, and spectacular vintage images reminiscent of the romance and gaiety of the roaring twenties.

This lovely image of a fashionable ‘flapper’ lady forms a perfect focal point, and is fussy cut from the paper collection. Black is heavily featured in the palette because it reminds me of a Coco Chanel quote, “Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all.” When it comes to style I’m always inspired  by Coco Chanel quotes!

Pearl sprays, roses, and a loopy bow add an irresistibly feminine touch. Of course, there must be pearls on this card, because according to Coco Chanel, “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” I happen to agree with her completely.

The sentiment and roses are also fussy cut from the paper collection. There are quite a few layers here, many of which are popped up with foam adhesive to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Pearl Sprays, Twine, Paper Roses, Detail Scissors, Foam pop up adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for sharing your time with us at the Maja Design Blog! I send wishes for all things good and wonderful.

Hugs, 

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.