Tuesday, February 9, 2016

'From the Heart' Card for Maja Design!

A Maja Heart

I wish you a happy hello and warm welcome! The days and weeks are flying by, and I couldn't be happier to see little signs of spring popping up all around. In a few short weeks the time will change and we'll have an extra hour of daylight in the evening! 

I'm back today with a Valentine's project for Maja Design! I was completely inspired by the cozy, rustic appeal of the 'Life in the Country' paper collection. Since my previous projects focused on handmade flowers, I thought I'd change things up with a cheery banner card.

B Maja Heart

The beautiful papers were distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base of the card. You can't distress just any design paper. Maja Design manufactures the highest quality paper I've ever found. The heavier weight allows you to work with it without ripping or tearing, and the double sided pages allow endless flexibility and options. I mist, twist, and even bake this paper when I make flowers. It stands up to everything!

C Maja Heart

There are actually two banners here. The first layer is frilly lace strung through with jute. Die cut hearts and tags complete the second layer.  The banners are anchored by jute bows on either end.

D Maja Heart

With the exception of the tiny rosebuds and buttons, all the embellishments were created using the paper collection.

D2 Maja Heart

D 2 A Maja Heart

I'm thrilled you stopped in for a visit! I treasure the kind words and support you share with me. I'm so thankful for my crafty family! May your day be filled with smiles and blessings!

Maja Design Papers used:
Life in the country

Additional Supplies: Lace, buttons, rosebuds, and jute from my stash; Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, heart and tag dies; Archival Ink, White Cardstock (for base of card), Gesso, 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.)


  1. Beautiful card, Nancy! Love the banner and papers.

  2. Ohhhh what a PRETTY PRETTY card Nancy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colour combination you have chosen,it gives a real country cottage feel and is so fresh and bright, bringing a little bit of sunshine on a cold wet windy grey day here in France.I love all the layering you have done and the two little banners add such an interesting added depth.
    Hugs and best wishes,

  3. Breathtaking Nancy!! I have just added Life in the Country to my ever-growing wish list! Love the heart banner. hugs :)

  4. Fabulous -these colours make such a wonderful card -along with all your clever little touches of love of course! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. Very pretty card! I love all of the beautiful layers.

  6. Gorgeous creation Nancey , i love the papers , and dare i say the lace and buttons give a shabby rustic feel to your card .
    I love it.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X