Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Joyful Noel Card!

Hello, dear friends! Are you busy with holiday preparations? It's Christmas central at my house, and am I ever thankful for Maja Design Papers! They are helping my holiday crafting to go so smoothly.

I'm honored to be up on the Maja Design Blog today! Today I'm sharing a Christmas card created with the festive 'It's Christmas time' collection.
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The base papers are distressed and stitched together. 

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I took a chance on my arm being once again strong enough to handcraft these poinsettias. All of the paper embellishments are fussy cut from the collection. With Maja Design you can really 'let the papers do the talking'. 

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There's a great deal of dimension to this card but I'm having difficulty capturing it in my photos. Each element is popped up with one or more layers of foam adhesive. 

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A couple of die cut chipboard snowflakes, some lace and pearls from my stash, and a twine bow help to complete the card.    

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A light dusting of gesso adds a frosty finish. 

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Thank you for visiting today! I also thank you for your kind words on my last project. They warm my heart and mean so very much to me. I send wishes to you for a joyful holiday season!


Maja Design Paper Used: 

Other Products Used: Spellbinders Poinsettia Die, Tim Holtz Snowflake Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Lace, Loose Pearls, Natural Twine, Kraft Chipboard, Gesso, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

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  1. Stunning with wonderful and inspiring ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Oh my goodness, Nancy! Does this ever feel festive and cozy! What a gorgeous arrangement and amazing paper line! I always admire your gorgeous handmade flowers, the pearls are so beautiful! Glad to see Christmas central is in full swing. Hugs, Autumn

  3. No worries, Nancy, that your photos don't show dimension - that was honestly the first thing I saw and WOW is it fabulous! Your poinsettias are just gorgeous! I always enjoy your work - it's top notch every single time!

  4. I forgot to mention how much the pearl added to this card, as well as the light brushing of gesso - fantastic!

  5. What a gorgeous card, Nancy! The flowers are so beautiful!

  6. I envy people who can put things like this together.
    Nicely done!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

  7. This is absolutely magical Nancy! I love the layering and your perfect stitching makes me green with envy! What thread to you use? Every single detail is sheer perfection. And those poinsettia are glorious. Lucky lucky Maja designs to have you rep for them!