Catching Up

~Catching Up: with Spring, Thankfulness and Maja Design~

Hi everyone! I know I have been a little tardy with my posting, but that is because I have been a very busy bee....Busy making all sorts of little goodies for my Etsy Shoppe, and I've also been quite pre-occupied with my photography. Both of which make me a very, very happy girl, so I am not complaining in the slightest!

But all of this tardiness makes for a rather a long post today, a catch-up post of sorts...

And it all begins with...

The BIGGEST, warmest, happiest and most HUMBLED thank you to all of you!

A thank you to all of you for all the love and kind comments you posted regarding the newest release of PaperHaus. I can't tell you how much your support means to me...There are few things that make me quite as happy as reading your cheery comments :)

 And I have to let you know just how much I appreciate everyone who has taken time to check out and browse my little shoppe...Thank you from the bottom of my heart! If I had known earlier how supportive and wonderful everyone would be (although I should have figured!), I would have launched my shoppe much earlier. Nonetheless, I am so happy I finally did, and I am so grateful to each and every person that takes the time to browse, like, comment or add any of my items to their favorites! Having the opportunity to share my creations with all of you is something that is so very special and near and dear to my heart...And it is all thanks to you...
Thank you for making this little adventure of mine possible. 

Okay, aside from Etsy and keeping busy doing the many things I always have on the go, I also had a wonderful maternity shoot last weekend with some very dear friends, and I can't tell you how honored I was that they asked me to capture this very special time of their lives. 

If you would like to see a few images from their session, please check back soon, as the real reason I am here today, is to share my Maja Design creations. And lately, I have been inspired by the colors of spring, and this beautiful Maja Design Mood Board!

So here is my take on these lovely colors, using some very, very pretty Maja Design papers.

First up, I created a vintage-inspired card, with it's many layers of lace, and pretty trims. 
I adore combining soft colors and plenty of texture, to create my cards. I always find that the textured bits always stand out so much more when paired with soft colors.

To make this card, I started out with a white card base, and layered a die-cut button card, soft lilac lace, as well as this gorgeous, green Maja Design paper (Marzipanbakelse). I stitched the layers to the card base, and then I added a die-cut quarter-foil motif out of this beautiful purple Maja print (Syrenen Blommar), as well as a vintage trim from Maya Road. 

To the center of all of these layers, I added a die-cut and stamped heart and circle combo from Papertrey Ink. Two very sweet, and slightly embossed leaves finish this little embellie off perfectly. 

Just below the button card layers, I added two white banners and stamped the top layer with a lovely sentiment.

Oh I forgot to mention, before I did any of the above steps, I stamped the background of the card (bottom portion only), using some pretty dots and dashes and soft green and purple inks. To add a bit of dimension to the stamped bits, I adhered left over punch-outs from the die-cuts, as well as a little heart button (which I softly distressed with white paint).

I have to admit, I loved the color combination so much, that I decided to keep creating, so I made a matching gift tag :)

I used this green paper from Maja Design as the background, and used this die from PTI
To the back of the tag, I added a scalloped circle cut from this pretty Maja paper. 

Just below that, I stamped and embossed a doily motif in white, and then began with my layers all over again :)

First, I added a die-cut circle from this purple Maja paper (onto which I also stamped and embossed), then a tiny little circular row of the pretty Maya Road trim, and to finish it off, a die-cut and stamped circle tag. To that I added a little banner embellishment, and a few liquid pearls. 

So easy to create when you have beautiful inspiration like this!

{For more creative designs inspired by this mood board, or to learn how you can play along in this challenge and WIN, click here.}

Lastly, before I go, I want to share another little dash of springtime happiness with you...In the form of a sneak peek! 

Here is a looksy at Maja's BRAND NEW spring collection!

Thanks for joining me today, 



  1. Hi Ivana, I've popped over to you from the Maja blog to say that your card is EXQUISITE! I've been browsing through your blog and all your creations are stunning ... I've signed up to see more. Seriously impressed! Nicola x

  2. boje su prekrasne,jako ljepo

  3. All the cards and other tags you do are always sooo nice... it's always a pleasure to visit your blog ! thank you for your creation !...

  4. I love your card and tag. The papers are beautiful. What kind of ink did you use to emboss the doily on the tag?


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