‘Time Began in a Garden’ Card

Posted by Nancy Dynes

8 March, 2016 - ,

a 1‘It is the time you have spent on your rose that makes her so important.’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I wish a warm welcome to all of our crafty friends here at the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, and I have a miniature rose garden card to share with you. Flowers have captured my imagination since I read ‘The Secret Garden’ as a child. This love of gardens carried over into adulthood, so most of my creations are overflowing with blooms. There is no better way to bring the garden in your minds eye to life than with Maja Design papers! This card features some of the gorgeous blues of the Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection.    

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The papers are distressed, stitched, and layered to form a base for the card. All of the embellishments (except the pearls and small tulips) are created using the paper collection. The clock and flourish in the left corner are fussy cut and popped up with foam adhesive.

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The frame to the right was cut using a Marianne Creatables die. It’s actually beautifully embossed, but I couldn’t get the camera to pick it up.

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The roses and leaves are handcrafted from the paper collection, with clusters of tiny glass pearls scattered throughout.

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Maja Design Papers Used:


Additional Supplies: Marianne Creatables die, Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Susan’s Garden flower shaping kit, paper tulips, glass pearls, Adhesives, detail scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread, Heavy White Cardstock.

Thanks so much for taking a stroll through my garden. Don’t forget to check out Maja Design’s March Mood Board challenge. There’s still plenty of time to play along. May your day be filled with beauty, love, and light!




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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.