Hello and welcome to my first blog post as a Maja Design Creative Team member! I feel so honored to be here and I’m hoping that my love of all things vintage and shabby, including the beautiful Maja Design collections, will inspire you! When I received my papers in the mail I was so happy to see all of the lovely designs included in the 6″ X 6″ paper pads. As a card maker, I gravitate towards that size paper because the 12″ X 12″ papers usually have a design that is too large to capture in a card about 1/4 the size of a layout. However, when I checked the papers that came to me, I realized that I’ll be able to use most of the paper for card making…including this card here using the Ska vi ta en fika collection featuring Kaffetåren den bästa är (bs):
Here is a close up of the floral arrangement and the background paper:I stamped the ‘thanks a latte’ sentiment right onto the paper after adding the floral accent which includes lace, tulle, hemp, twigs, white stamens, a Memory Box die cut in half and 2 paper flowers. I laid that over a length of pre-ruffled velvet ribbon over top of a strip of lace. The perimeter was sewn with a machine and I added a trio of pearls to the top for a little interest.Not only did I want to tie in the sentiment with the coffee inspired background paper, but I also wanted to keep the colors in earthy tones. True to that, I went into my backyard and gathered up some sticks to add to the flowers. Those dark brown twigs are from a mighty oak tree in my yard. My husband always jokes around with me that I can find anything in my surroundings to add to a card. That’s because my mind is always on my next card! Thanks for sharing some of your time today with me, I hope you enjoy and take a little inspiration away with you!
Have a great day~