Thursday 2 January 2014

Silhouette Crafting with Maja Designs Paper

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends,

I'm feeling really positive about 2014!  I'm hoping it's going to be a great one.

My hope this year is to be more organised!  In some ways I'm so lucky to have very little structure, but on the other hand with lots of time and no structure to my day, I find myself constantly surfing the internet looking to find the perfect card or scrapbooking page for inspiration, rather than looking where I really ought to start......MY STASH!!!

It seems many of us crafters, who have been crafting for years, want to buy less and use what we have and I'm definitely going to try and spend less again this year!  It worked pretty well last year, but this year I'm really going think about what I really "need", rather than what I really "want"!

My year will focus on Silhouette crafting, for's so fantastic for the crafter who aims for perfection!  I'm always looking for perfection....the straight cut, the perfectly sized embellishments, the perfect sentiment etc.  All of this can be achieved using the Silhouette.

My cards this year will also feature lots of Maja Design papers, I bought quite a few last year, they are fantastic quality, with the most delicate and usable designs.  Along with Maja paper, I will be using lots of Stampin' Up ink and card stock, I find a near match most of the time or a great contrast - again suiting the perfection I'm looking for!

So to kick the year off, here are three cards I've made using my Silhouette Cameo, Maja Design papers, Stampin' Up card stock and ink.....

It made sense to make three cards all similar, I made a cut file to cut the papers the perfect size, so by cutting three different papers at the same time meant I could intermingle each paper for each card.

So there we are, three birthday cards handmade, ready and waiting to go - gosh it does feel good to be organised!

Hope you all have a great 2014!

Happy crafting,


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