Friday, January 18, 2019

Big hello and some old treasures too~

Hello my friends in Blogland : )   And I noticed little 'ol me has a few new followers here @ Roosterhead Designs; and I want to sincerely Thank You!! for including me in your Reading List!
 I am not sure how to find your blog? to properly pay a visit : ) But thank you all the same~

 I'm still away from my crafting for a few more weeks, but I just wanted to say hi to all and wish you a blessed week-end ahead <3
I am including 2 (7") paper bag cards I made from Maja Design papers.  This was Many Moons Ago!
The tag is for writing out your sentiment and then it slides into the bag,  along with a gift or little treat.   I layered several papers from the "Vintage Autumn Basics" line,  and did some machine stitching too.  There's a bit of white corrugated board and twine and seam binding bow; {per usual : }
     I've also added a few buttons from Gramma's jar.

 Here below is one with a sewing theme!  Love the teeny wood spool accent and the 'scissors' washi tape~  There is a band of lace under the pale blue horizontal bow.  Some paper punching and postal stamping too~
I don't know that I ever had some much fun with any one paper company than I have with Maja design papers.  Although they come from Sweden (so shipping is $$,) they are of the utmost quality; thick and lovely! The colors and themes are rich & beautiful.  OK, that's my free commercial for Maja.

I am enjoying the little time I do have (while on work assignment) to visit around blogs and see what winter and pre-spring ideas are popping up!  I think momentum is building : ) LOL
Again,  have a blessed week-end, which I hope includes a bit of outdoors and creativity too.


  1. Hello Karen! Always so nice to see one your posts pop up on my reading list, I enjoy them so much. I adore your paper bag cards. What a great idea having a little matching tag to go inside with the treat or gift. They are so beautiful too. Very vintage and absolutely gorgeous. Must say, I love Maja papers too. Really great quality and beautiful designs. Have a wonderful day Karen .. take care. hugs xx

  2. Oh Karen, so good to see you posting your lovely creations once again. You do such a lovely job with your layering of papers and other goodies! I like how you distress them, the heart one is my favorite, like how you added the flowers to it.
    Hope you are enjoying a good weekend so far!

  3. Hello dear Karen.
    So wonderful to see these gorgeous paperbag creations and tags . Oh such lovely details, and sweetness, here, and YES I too love Maja papers, Karen.
    Good to hear you are ok, and have a little time for posting your wonderful creations .
    I wish you good and blessed weeks ahead, - I had a walk along the sea-shore also today , watching the big waves hit the shore .
    Hugs from Dorthe xxx

  4. Hello!
    It's always a pleasure to come and read about your latest creative endeavor. I get excited to see what loveliness that you have to share. Your layers and blends of embellishments are so pretty on these bags Karen! I love the way you layer and curl the papers back. The machine stitching adds such a a charming texture. Have a wonderful week!

    Love and Blessings,

  5. A beautiful share Karen, I do not believe I have had the pleasure of those papers but I can imagine you can do almost anything with them if they are of high quality, what a bonus along with their beauty. I love the addition of the buttons from Gramma's jar.
    Glad to hear you are taking time out for yourself when you get a moment, i've been down with a bug/virus for over a week so really in need of a creative fix as i'm slowly on the mend. So glad I've scrolled back and discovered theses delight's this evening.
    Take Care & Big Hugs Tracey xx

  6. What stunning gift bags these are, Karen - they are treasures in themselves. All those lovely layers, and then brilliant touches of extra dimension with the rolls and scrolls - and I love those rounded banners of text. The delicate stem of buds about to burst into spring blossom on the first one is gorgeous, and the addition of the buttons is a delightful personal touch. So happy you had a moment to share these amidst your busy work schedule, even if it has taken me a whole week to get here and admire them!
    Alison x

  7. Hi Karen! Your gift bags are so beautiful and interesting! Makes me itch to do a little something myself. I seem to want to make valentines every year. Haven't done that for awhile though. Lovely inspiration!

  8. Good morning Karen!
    heeheeehe I had a good giggle about your Maja commercial! I absolutely agree though with you about them! gorgeous and quality, what more could we want?! Check out the site, The Rubber Buggy, as she carries Maja as well as so many other beautiful papers from other countries, and her prices are very reasonable!
    Your projects are gorgeous! I love the roses and all of the beautiful details you have added-so lovely!
    Hoping all is well in your world!
    sending hugs,Jackie ")