Wishing You Happiness

Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

6 March, 2015 - , ,

Cathy Wishing You Happiness

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. You may think this card looks familiar? I had so much positive feedback on my Keep Smiling card from last month that I thought that I would share how I created it with a tutorial. I have lots of photos to help you as well as the instructions. So let’s get started!


  1. Create a card base using white card stock that measures 5” x 7”.

Step One2. Cut a complimentary mat using cardstock 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”, white mat 4 5/8” x 6 5/8”  and Maja mat 4 1/2/ x 6 ½” . I used Vintage Summer Basics 1933 paper.

step two

3. Cut and emboss Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance die. Apply Victorian Velvet distress ink with an applicator while the paper is still in the die.

step 3

4. Cut and emboss Vintage Summer Basics 1933 using Fleur de Elegance die 2 and Spellbinders Elegant Oval die 3 using white cards stock as shown.

step 45. Stamp sentiment then die cut using Spellbinders classic ovals large. Use Victorian Velvet distress ink and an applicator to ink the edges as shown.  (I used JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners stamp set).

step 5

6. Apply glue on white and Maja pages. Attach leaving an even border.

White on contrast – Maja on the top.

step 67. Place this section onto a metric cutting mat. Cut two pieces of 4mm ribbon that are the longer than the length of the card. Position the card so that the Maja paper lines up with zero. Place one ribbon so that the right ribbon and the left ribbon cross over as shown. Tape it to the mat. Repeat for the top of the mat.

Bottom of the card

step 7

Top of the card

step 7a

Very carefully, peel the tape of the board and tape the ribbon to the back of the card. Repeat for the bottom.

IMG_20438. Apply foam tape to the back of the card front and the white Spellbinders elegant ovals die.

step 89. Apply card front to cardbase. Glue Fleur de Elegance to the card front.

Step 910. Glue sentiment to Elegant Ovals and glue Vintage Summer Basics 1933 die cut from Fleur de Elegance next.

step 1011.  Add sentiment layer.step 11

12. Create a bow using your preferred method. Attach using a glue dot.

step 1213. Embellish using 3 sized flowers. I have used Prima Le Mia and Green Tara flowers.

IMG_206314. Curl the ends of paper roses to add interest. (I use a paintbrush.)

step 13

15 Add pearls and you’re done!

step 14

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today. Have fun creating!




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Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I'm Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.