Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Maja Design 'Time Flies' Card

Hello, my friends! I hope you're staying warm and cozy as we settle in for the cold months of winter. It's the time of year I love to have a pot of soup or stew simmering on the stove top, while I curl up with a good book and a cup of hot tea.

Today is an exciting one for me, as I'm sharing my first project for Maja Design! I was a little nervous about it, and agonized a bit over what to create. I decided on an 'all occasion' card using Maja Design's stunning Vintage Autumn Basics collection. This color palette is also splendid for Valentine's Day creations!

I began by distressing, layering, and stitching the papers to form a base. The circle was cut using a Spellbinders die, then attached to the base using foam adhesive.

I handcrafted the flowers from the paper collection using a Susan's Garden Peony die. The leaves are also die cut from the paper collection using a Magnolia Rose Leaf die. I gave the florals a dusting of gesso and added clusters of glass pearls for a romantic, feminine feel.

The clock is fussy cut from the paper collection, distressed, and popped up with foam adhesive dots. To the left of the clock I featured the image of the lovely vintage woman, also found in the paper collection. 

I finished it off with a twine bow for a touch of rustic elegance.

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my card! I wish you a day filled with joy and many crafty endeavors!


Supplies: Maja Vintage Autumn Basics Paper Collection, Susan's Garden Peony Die, Spellbinders Circle Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Gesso, Glass Pearls, Natural Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread, Foam Adhesive.

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  1. Gorgeous card!!! Thank you for listing the dies you used to create this crafting gem! I went ahead and purchased Magnolia lief die just now thanks to your post :)


  2. what gorgeous flowers and papers on this beautiful card! love the multistrand twine bow - it adds great texture to your design!

  3. What a fabulous Edwardian treat -I can almost hear the Downton Abbey theme playing in the background! The colours here are perfect and I loVe those flowers! No need to be nervous at all - you stepped up the mark in every way and I am sure the folk at Maja Design are so pleased to have you!! Hugs, Chrisx

  4. Nancy, this is exquisite! I really love your perfect layering and stitching of this fabulous paper and your handmade flowers are delightful! The pearls are so elegant! <3

  5. Stunning card Nancy, your flowers are always so beautiful! Love the colours on this one so much!

  6. What a beautiful card!!! Your flowers are stunning!!

  7. This is so gorgeous, Nancy! The flower cluster is so pretty!

  8. Well Nancy i dont know how i missed this card { seriously not good enough , i must read all my e/mail }
    Anyhow i found it now and what a beauty, love the flowers , just gorgeous .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  9. What a fantastic debut Nancy :-) Beautiful and delicate, very feminine, love the flowers!

  10. Beautiful, and inspiring as the colours are so different.