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Monday, February 19, 2018

From the Heart


Hello, and welcome! How are you doing today? I'm so happy you're here! I couldn't be more thrilled to be here with you.

It's my honor to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, and while looking through my recent projects, I realized it's been a very long time since I've used one of my favorite collections, Vintage Autumn Basics. The beautiful purples and mauves from this lovely collection always call to me, and are the inspiration for my card.

The papers are so versatile that twine is the only embellishment that is not created from the collection.



The roses and leaves are handmade using design paper. I hope to have a new rose tutorial ready for you on my next post. I meant to have it for you today, but because we have the flu in our home the smallest things (like editing photos) seem insurmountable.  Happily, we are all recovering, so a tutorial will be following shortly.



The layered heart is die cut from design paper, then stitched on the sewing machine and fanned out to create dimension.



The vintage image, sentiment, and flourishes are also from the paper collection. You can see how easy it is to create a card filled with coordinating embellishments with nothing except a pack of Maja Design papers!


A twirly twine bow adds a final frilly touch.

Thank you so much for stopping in! If you're interested in snagging this paper collection (or any of the other gorgeous papers!) for yourself, just click on this STORE FINDER tab, and be magically transported to an online store near you. I hope you're staying healthy through this cold and flu season, and that you have a day filled with sunshine and wondrously joyful moments!

Hugs, 


Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Spellbinders Heart Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Shall We Dance?



Hello, friends! I'm so happy you've stopped in for a visit. I hope you're having a great day. Are you ready to be finished with winter and move on to spring yet? I'm ready for spring on January 2nd, but mother nature rarely cooperates. My bird feeders have been really busy since the cold set in, so I've been spending time crafting and admiring all the sweet little songbirds. 

I'm excited to be sharing a new card on the Maja Design Blog. 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 a tiny paper rose added as a center. Below are a few photos of the details of the card.






If you'd like to purchase the new collection or any of Maja Design's other beautiful papers, just click on this link for the STORE FINDER  to locate a shop near you. I wish you love, joy, and crafty inspiration, and don't forget to dance like no one is watching!  

Hugs,  

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. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)

Monday, January 22, 2018

Let the Celebration Begin!




Hello, sweet friends! I wish you a warm and cozy  welcome on this fine winter day! I'm recovering from the flu this week. It found me on the last day of our week in Disney World, so thankfully our vacation was unspoiled by illness, but the 8 hour drive home was really difficult for me. We got home at midnight on Saturday morning, and I was in the urgent care office when they opened their doors a few short hours later. I am very thankful for Tamiflu, because obviously the flu shot I got in October was worthless. I'm finally starting to feel a bit more human again, and very, very happy to be back in my craft room. 

I'm super excited to be up on the Maja Design Blog today sharing 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 these festive papers 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 a 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. 


If you're wondering where you can purchase the new collection or any of Maja Design's other beautiful papers, just click on this link for the STORE FINDER  to locate a shop near you. I send wishes for all things good and wonderful! 

Hugs,  


Maja Design Papers Used:


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

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Celebrate!


Hello, dear friends! I hope you're having a wonderful beginning to the New Year! I'm so happy you stopped by. I know how busy things can get this time of year. As I write this post we are in the midst of a major snow storm in Charleston. It's a winter wonderland for sure, as there are about 5 inches of snow on the ground! The last time we had snow was in 2010, so it's a pretty big event for us. My backyard squirrels and songbirds (who have never seen snow) are not quite sure what to make of it, but we provide them with plenty of food and shelter, so we're hopeful they'll stay healthy and safe through the winter weather.   

I have exciting news to share from Maja Design. A brand new collection is in the works and is about to be released! I can't tell you more just yet, except to say that you don't have much longer to wait. 

I'm excited to be starting the New Year with sharing a card on the Maja Design Blog! This week I created a card for my dear friend's birthday using papers from Maja Design's lovely Vintage Summer Basics



The beautiful papers absolutely work magic in bringing this festive rose garden to life. The roses, stamped sentiment, and curly confetti are handmade from design paper. The only portion of this project that is not made with Maja Design paper is the twine and ribbon. 



Below is a peek at the interior of the card, where is space for a personal sentiment. This portion is created to be removable, so the recipient may insert a photo at a later time if desired. 



If you're wondering where you can purchase these beautiful papers, just click on this link for the STORE FINDER  to locate a shop near you. I send wishes for warmth and light as we continue our journey through the winter months. It's the perfect time to get cozy in our crafting space and let creativity flow! 

Hugs,  


Maja Design Papers Used:


Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas!!



Hello, my sweet friends! I hope you're enjoying the very merriest Christmas season! 

I'm blessed to be sharing a card on the Maja Design Blog today as well! It's actually the same Winter Wonderland card I shared here two weeks ago, but due to problems with Maja Design's WordPress my post was permanently lost after a period of minutes, and remained down for the next couple of days. Hence, I am giving that card another go on the Maja Design Blog today.

Here on my blog I want to share special thanks to you for being a true and wonderful blessing in my life. I'm sharing some festive greetings from 'Christmas Past', and sending you wishes for the happiest of holidays.  







Thank you again for the joy you bring me each and every day by being a part of my crafty family. May the spirit of the Christmas season remain with you throughout the year! 

Hugs, 
Nancy-sign

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter Wonderland!

Hello, friends! How are you doing on this wonderful day? Has your corner of the world seen snow yet, or are you still dreaming of a white Christmas? Everything is lovely, green and blooming where I live, but there has been snow in the mountains recently, and I'm very much looking forward to getting up there to enjoy it. 

I'm super excited to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, with a winter wonderland theme in my favorite winter papers, the Vintage Frost Basics Collection


Dimensional snowflakes, icy branches, snowballs, and loopy twine bows abound in this wintery scene. 



The blues and whites work quite well together in creating a frosty chill! 


Below is a peek at the interior of the card, including a little pocket to hold a gift card! 


Thank you so much for being here with me today. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful crafty family to share with and learn from. May your holidays be filled with the warmth and joy of those you love, and overflowing with crafty goodness! 

Hugs,
Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used: 
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Other Products Used: snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive,  floral iced branches and berries, twine Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, Martha Stewart border punch, archival ink, sewing machine, thread

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Cheer!




Hello! I'm so happy you're here today!!  I have a bit of Christmas cheer to share with you on this happy Tuesday. Are you in the midst of your holiday preparations? If so, then I'm certainly right there with you. Today I'm honored to share a Christmas card on the Maja Design Blogcreated with Maja Design's fabulously festive 'I Wish' collection.


The Santa Claus image and sentiment are part of the paper collection, and a perfect focal point for a cheery holiday card. The collection features many other vintage images that are equally delightful, making it a very difficult choice.
A simple spray of frosty greenery, pinecones, and berries adorn the right side of the card, with a loopy twine bow providing a finishing flourish.


There is actually quite a bit of dimension with this card, which I'll try to capture in the photos below, as well as a peek at the interior design. The design papers are distressed, layered, stitched, and popped up with foam adhesive.



Thank you so much for joining me. I count my blessings to be in the company of such wonderful people as yourself. I send wishes for happy crafting and a holiday season filled with peace and joy.

Hugs, Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used:
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Additional Supplies:  Twine, greenery and berries from my stash, foam adhesive, sewing machine, thread.

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)