To You. From Me. With Love. (And a Tutorial!)


Posted by Ivana Camdzic

18 April, 2013 - ,

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Hi Maja Fans! Ivana here today, to share a homespun card I created, along with a little tutorial which took me only a few minutes to do, but adds so much fun to a card or layout!

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This card is full of homespun elements, with all of it’s county motifs and lively colors. Peach, purple and green are a new palette for me, but I think this might become one of my new faves in my repertoire. But before I get to the card, and how I put it all together, I want to share a SUPER duper quick little tutorial, on how I made the little window for the base of the card.

All you need to master this technique is a piece of paper, a smaller and slightly larger die, and some clear cardstock. Let’s get started!

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I started with my card base, which is cut out of a beautiful Maja Design paper from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection (Marzipanbakelse). I traced a pretty die-cut at the top and then fussy cut it with my scissors.

I then ran my paper through my Big Shot with a heart die.

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This is what it looks like when you are done – a basic negative image of your shape. The sky is the limit here, as you can use all sorts of shapes and combinations to make your little window.

I decided to stick to the hearts as it nicely fits in with my cards theme…”To You. From Me. With Love.”

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Next, I cut a smaller heart out of felt, but you could use any material you like, such as paper, chipboard, fabric…The list is endless!

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Now, you might not see the little bit of a trick here – the piece that holds the smaller felt heart – in the ‘seemingly’ open window.

It is simply a piece of acetate (clear cardstock) cut to fit the back of the card, and fully cover the negative shape that was die-cut.

The next step is to just adhere the little heart to the acetate and viola!

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I decorated mine with liquid pearls, of course, and then added the rest of the card to this easy and fun base!

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Now that we have the back part done, let’s get back to the rest of the card.

The card front is a combination of several layers…The back piece – a simple white cardstock, followed by a beautiful lilac paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection (9th of April), followed by yet another piece of cardstock, stamped in a lovely apricot color, using the Mini Bloom stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

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The centerpiece of this card – and my fave new stamp! – is the ever-so-cute little mason jar.

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I decorated the jar with buttons, borders, and little die-cut flowers and circles, as well as a sentiment from the Mini Blooms stamp set, with twine along the bottom and top of the sentiment.

Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Ska Vi Ta En Fika – Marzipanbakelse, Vintage Spring Basics – 9th of April), White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Stamps (Mini Blooms, Rosie Posie, Friendship Jar), Papertrey Ink Dies (Heart Prints, Jar Die), WPlus9 Die (Quilt Cuts #1), Papertrey Ink Pads (Smokey Shadow, Winter Wisteria, Spring Rain), Buttons and twine from my stash.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s little tutorial and my jar card!

Thanks so much for visiting,