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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

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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.)


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Peace on Earth


I wish you a happy hello on this beautiful day! What have you been up to? I'm absolutely up to my ears in snowflakes. Not the cold kind that you sled in, because we don't get snow where I live, but the frilly and frosty paper ones that I make every year around this time for my Christmas cards. I start early with my cards because time seems to fly during November and December, and I'm also childishly excited over the Christmas holiday.

I'm blessed to be posting on the Maja Design Blog today, which is perfect because I never use anything but Maja Design papers for my snowflakes. It stays intact despite the delicate nature of the die cuts, and is perfect for layering into these dimensional flakes. For this first card of the season I've chosen the fabulous Vintage Frost Basics Collection.


The base of the card is formed as usual, by distressing, layering, and stitching the design papers. I'm sticking with just two colors this time around, because soft blues and whites create a wonderful chilly feeling when used together.


There are no flowers this time (which rarely happens for me), but instead an arrangement of layered snowflakes topped off with a bit of white sand texture paste for a truly frosty finish. Icy branches and tiny snowballs enhance the frozen effect.



A little bow graces the corner, simply because I love them and feel like nothing is finished without one.


Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you're having a wonderful day filled with crafty goodness and plenty of Maja Design loveliness.

Hugs,
Nancy-sign

Maja Design Papers Used: 
Vintage-Frost-BasicsKL


Other Products Used: Tim Holtz snowflake dies, foam pop up adhesive, clear buttons, floral iced branches and berries, Prima white sand texture paste, Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, 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.
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(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Autumn's Bounty!


Hello, sweet friends! I hope this day finds you happy and well. I've been in my craft room, whiling away some pleasant hours in creative pursuits. What have you been up to lately? Today I have the pleasure of posting on the  Maja Design Blog, which is always exciting for me. I may have mentioned previously that I love autumn. I can barely wait for that hint of chill in the air and nature's lavish display of color. This is when I spend my days with Maja Design's breathtaking Walking in the Forest paper collection. I find that this collection truly embraces the inspiring hues of the season, which is what I'm aiming for with today's card.


Each design paper is carefully distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment stamp has been on my desk just waiting for fall to arrive!


A die cut wreath forms an anchor for the plethora of leaves, berries, and flowers as they tumble down the front of the card.


A twine bow is tucked in along with the florals.



Thank you so much for stopping by! If you'd like to win a free collection of Maja Design papers, check out Maja Design's October Mood Board Challenge, there's still plenty of time to enter. If you're wondering how you can have Maja Design's fabulous papers delivered to your doorstep, click here on STORE FINDER for a listing of the shops in your country. I send you wishes for all the joy and bounty that autumn has to offer. 

Hugs,    


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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.
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(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Blossoms of Faith Card!


Hello and welcome, my friends! How are you doing? It's been a stressful couple of days for everyone, with the shock of the tragedy in Las Vegas. My heart is filled with incredible sadness for all of  lives touched in any way by this terrible event. Your life is never, ever the same after you've lost someone you love. I pray you and your families are safe and sound. 

I'm actually posting on back to back days, and blessed to be sharing a project on the Maja Design Blog this lovely fall day. The October Mood Board Challenge launched yesterday with projects featuring Denim & Friends in crisp autumn hues. It is such fun working with fall colors, but today I'm using the collection in another way to showcase the versatility. It can be easy to assume it's primarily a masculine collection, but this card takes us in a completely different direction, with pretty florals and a soft palette.  


The base of the card is prepared by distressing, layering, and stitching the design papers. The flowers that comprise the focal point are ones I received last year and rescued from my stash.   


I added a bit of rubber stamping using a script stamp. A length of aged lace, jewel toned sprigs, and a twine bow complete the embellishments.   



Thank you so much for taking a peek at my card. Don't forget about Maja Design's October Mood Board Challenge, and the chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection! If you're wondering where you can find all of Maja Design's lovely papers, just click on STORE FINDER for a listing of the shops in your country. I send you wishes for refreshing autumn days, and warm, marshmallowy nights (I think Winnie the Pooh might have said the bit about the marshmallows:-))

Hugs,    

Maja Design Papers Used:  


Additional Products Used: Prima Border Sprig, Little Birdie Flowers, Natural Twine, Prima Stamp, 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.)