Daddy Rocks – A Boxframe Tutorial


Posted by Maja Nowak

24 June, 2019 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day in Poland. For this very special occasion I decided to make a special gift. But first let me share you a story behind it 😉

I make a lot of dimensional cards and therefore use a lot of card boxes too. And being a true scrapper and hoarder 😀 I tend to collect everything that could potentially be used, altered, reused and recycled, and that includes faulty box pieces. And so I gathered lids and bottoms that were assembled wrong, or stained, or wonky – and felt it was the right time to do something about them 😉

Yes, I decided to make a shadobbox-like frame using box elements 🙂 And I’m going to share a step-by-step tutorial with you.

The boxes were of various sizes and colours, so first I inked all the outside edges:

…and then wrapped the sides with washi tapes:

The next step was to decorate the inside of the frames – first I covered the inner sides with strips of papers and then added layers of papers inside. I used the Denim&Friends collection – my all-time favourite papers for masculine projects:

First I decorated the photo frames:

…and then additional decorative pieces:

Once I had all the pieces finished, I tried various element designs to make a frame. When I was happy with the layout, I attached them all together with strong double-sided adhesive tape:

Then I took the largest cardboard piece I had in the house 😉 and traced the shape of the frame. I cut out the shape slightly smaller so that the cardboard doesn’t peek outside the frame:

And my Father’s Day box frame was done 🙂

Let’s take a closer look:

I really like the way it turned out: the papers’ colour palette perfectly matches the photos, I used up pieces of boxes I couldn’t use for cards and I made an original gift that can decorate the wall above my husband’s desk 🙂

What do you think of it?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: Scrap Hobby; stickers: MAMBI.

And that’s all for today. I hope you liked my tutorial! See you soon!

Slider Shaker Card Using Denim & Girls


Posted by Jennifer Snyder

24 June, 2019 -

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Hello friends.  Jennifer Snyder here to share a slider shaker card created with the marvelous Denim & Girls collection, with fun, flirty, playful and sophisticated designs in one collection.
These are the papers used from the collection:
Romantic Blouse
Girls in Jeans – (gorgeous die cut sheet – journal image sheet)
I had a chance to use a new die from Spellbinders I thought would be a perfect match for the collection.  You can judge for yourself.

This is a closeup of the shaker card in it’s upright position.  It’s filled with fun shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More.

Here is a side view of the shaker.  The die cut journal card is a nice surprise when the card is opened.  The images on the journal cards are absolutely fabulous and really accent the fun, flirty, playful nature of the collection.
Thank you for stopping here today.