Wedding or Birthday Cards with the same papers


Posted by Elena Olinevich

9 June, 2016 - ,

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Hello Crafters,

when talking about cardmaking what paper size you prefer ?

well, as for me it is difficult to say exactly. I guess that each piece of paper is perfect for the card. However I decided to try to make almost the same cards design but mix the paper sizes of the same collection and patterned papers.


I took Vintage Summer Basics collection and picked one of my favorites papers.


I like the mix of pale pink, mauve and peach.

For my second card I used lamost the same embellishments but try to take the same paper from the 6*6 paper pad


I used the same dies, the smaller size of resin frame.


and look – it looks almost the same and absolutely different at the same time.


Can you feel the difference?

Products used:

Vintage Summer Basics


“Today” By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

9 June, 2016 - ,

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Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a layout to share with you that I have created using some papers from the “Enjoying Outdoors” collection.

today 2

For the main background I have used the “Beautiful Trees” paper from that collection. Such a lovely shade of earthy green, my favourite colour. 🙂

All of the chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Today 3

I cut a tag out of the “Tags & Journalling” paper, also from the same collection too & popped it in among my layers.  I have also used lots of gorgeous flowers too.

Today 4

If you look close you will see I have actually scrunched the paper a little, I wet it under the tap, scrunched it up like this & then dried it off. Wetting it just makes it easier to do this technique. When dry I also distressed the edges a little as well. It just creates a nice textural element to the layout I think.

Today 5

After doing that I then stuck it to a piece of the “Woodlands” paper, from the same collection. I think the stripe makes such a nice contrast. I also used some of the “Woodlands” stripe behind the photo too.

Today 6

I have listed the papers used below. Hope this helps you.

The one on the left is the “Woodlands” paper, the middle one is the “Beautiful Trees” paper & the one on the right is the “Tags & Journalling Cards”. These are all from the Enjoying Outdoors collection.

Until next time.

Di's Signature

Maja Trio




Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn't have it any other way.