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! 


Maja Design Papers Used:

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

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  1. Oh me oh my, I just knew you would do these papers justice, what a stunning card, your layout is bang on Nancy. The placing of your gorgeous flapper really makes the card come together. Those papers have to be added to the stash!

  2. Pretty card, Nancy! Glad you are feeling better. I have heard that even though the flu shot wouldn't protect you against this strain of flu, the effects of the flu would be worse if you didn't get the shot.

  3. Nancy, so happy you are feeling better now.
    I love your card as I do all your cards, you inspire me very much.
    I was wondering what die do you use for your corner on the inside of your card?
    Thank you again for sharing with us all.
    Hugs, Sharon Rizzotti