Hello, crafty friends! It’s Nancy, and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the Maja Design Blog. Are you as in love with Maja Design’s brand new paper collection, Denim & Friends, as I am? I’m excited to present the very first card I created using the new collection, along with a touch of Vintage Autumn Basics, so you can get an idea of how well the papers work together.
Maja Design papers speak to me like no others, and this time they inspired a project based on a wonderful memory. It’s no secret that I adore all things vintage. I can trace that love all the way back to my childhood and a special aunt who not only was a crafter, but collected antiques of every sort. I loved spending time with her and exploring the wonders that filled her home (which just happened to be a very old, restored one room schoolhouse!). Do you have someone like that in your life? My sweet aunt lives on in my memories, and to this day I can’t pass an antique shop or flea market without rescuing some type of rusty or tattered treasure.
Each layer is distressed, layered, and stitched to form a base. Light and dark blues are combined in a monochromatic palette. This paper is from the 6×6 pack, so the 12×12 papers will have larger patterns. I think the tiny florals and dots are so sweet!
The vintage buttons are from my own collection of curiosities, which is beginning to rival that of my aunt’s.
The center flower is handmade from Maja Design’s Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. Purchased paper flowers are also worked into the arrangement along with various ephemera, a resin embellishment, a tiny clothespin, a loopy twine bow, and bits of vintage lace.
Aren’t the new papers beautiful? It’s such an honor to share them with you here on the blog.
Maja Design Papers Used:
Other Products Used: Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Die, Tim Holtz Ideology Ephemera, Prima Resin Treasures, Vintage Buttons, Vintage Lace, Twine, Paper Flowers, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Wooden Clothespin, Sewing Machine, Thread.
Thank you so much for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today. I hope you’re having a fun-filled and crafty summer!
Sooooooo beautiful as usual Nancy. I totally agree about this collection and also about the vintage stuff, and I also have a pretty nice collection myself, as I can´t bare to throw anything out and always have to rescue it, if others do he he. But it´s always a joy as we can always find something that´ll fit, no matter what project we´re making then right? ha ha ha.
Love your beautiful card here, well done. Have a wonderful day everyone and hopefully a bit more summer, than we have here SIGH,
Again a beautiful card and your selfmade flowers WoW WoW WoW ,
Mvg Gina Belgium
There is plenty here to keep a haberdasher stasher happy for some time! All in the details Nancy and the deep blues of the denim paper pull the layout together, great work again!