Christmas Card *Home for the Holidays*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

3 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have prepared another christmas card for you today it uses the Home for the Holidays collection. I went with more muted, natural tones of this card.

Lots of different die cuts here, some chipboard and gold glittered stars.

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and some close ups:

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I have used the previous year Christmas collection- Home for the Holidays (the paper pad)

Have a great weekend,

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Treasure This Photograph

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

2 December, 2016 - ,

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Hi dear fiends,

It’s almost been three years since I lost the most wonderful, special & sweet person in my life my grandmother as we say it here in The Netherlands “Oma”! I miss her so much but my aunt is posting all these pictures of her on Facebook that I have never seen before, that makes me happy 😉 On this picture she even has her eyes closed but you see the love she had for her family on her face. For this layout I used the always beautiful “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection which is still my favorite collection ever. It’s been awhile since I used any swirl bling on my projects that I thought why not use them on my layout because they would fit wonderfully.

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I wanted to keep this layout simple but I kept adding more flowers along the way…..I felt it needed more because Oma was such a happy lady who loved flowers. On my layout I used a bunch of new {for me} Dusty Attic chipboard pieces which compliment the papers perfectly! The little girl on the picture is my aunt {who is posting all the pictures} isn’t she a doll.

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The bling I used are by Zva Creative & Dusty Attic and the flowers are by three different manufacturers, Little Birdie, Petaloo and Prima Marketing other products used: metal pieces, word strips, clear gloss varnish, Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray, Martha Steward around the corner punch, gesso and acrylic paint.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Autumn Basics: no.V, no. IV, no. VI, no. VI bs, no. IX, no. IX bs and no. I

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Thanks for being here today I sure hope I inspired you today to do some crafting during the weekend. My dad is visiting us this Saturday his first trip up here since his surgery…..can’t wait to see him. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Love

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Decoration of stick it note pads *Tutorial*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I will show you how to make the covers for the sticker pad notes. The covers are long-lasting, as once the notes are finished you can simply attach the new block on the same place.

One cover I have decorated using the paper and another one is with fabric covering.

Here is the result:

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The one for the boy uses the paper:stick_notes_pad_boy_petzer

some close ups:

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and the girl’s one is made out of fabricstick_notes_pad_girl_petzer

some close ups:

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So lets start: Thats basically  what we will need (if you decide to go just with the paper decorations)

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I am not providing the certain measurements here as your sticky blocks may vary… I cut the piece of the thick yardstick (or the watercolour paper as I am using here) the width is about 5 mm bigger than the block itself.

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after you score it, you cut the extra length off and here is what you will need to get.

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The block inside looks like this.

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for the fabric covering, we do it slightly different, I use the cardboard for it, to make it even firmer. The larger rectangular are slightly bigger then the block itself (add about 2 mm for each!!! side), where as the inner, thin part is thinner than the block’s part (to make the cover open nicely and smoothly)

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Than we need to attach these three parts to the fleece material (I actually buy the fleece throughs from the IKEA and use them for these type of things)

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Than you cut all the extra length away and get this:

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then you need to pick the fabric, I prefer cotton one and the designs that match my papers that I will use fro the decoration,

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Using the glue, you adhere the fabric inside (start from two opposite sides, than another 2 opposite sides, that will make the fabric lay straight and nice)

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the corners of the fabric you can cut as shown, that will help you to get the corners look more nicer.

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after bending the corners inside, it will look like this:

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This time I also will put some ribbons to get the more appealing look, the ribbons you attach with the glue and then can also add some sticky tape.

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Now we will need to cover the inner part also with the same fabric

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here is what we get, you can help yourself with the scoring pen for those two lines.

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than you put some glue on the stick note pad and adhere it inside of this cover.

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Now the nicest part begins- decoration! I pick the paper for the covering.

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using the wet glue you adhere it inside.

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with the paper decoration for the boys’ sample its even easier… I picked two papers for the outside decor and you need to adhere it as shown.

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then you just need to decorate your projects as you wish, I always start by picking the main element.

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Hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial and these paper pads can become small nice gifts even for the teachers, if you go with more neutral decor theme.

 

I have used the paper pad of The Vintage Baby Collection

and the sheet with hot air baloons (New Arrival) for the fussy cutting:

 

 

Have a lovely day, 

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A New Years Tag

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

30 November, 2016 - ,

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Hi there! I am back with a short post for you today. It is sooo busy this time of year, and I only had time to make a tag for you. I have used this beautiful papers from the Vintage Romance collection.

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The cute image is a new one from Magnolia, and she is called Happy 2017 Tilda. She is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers. And for the pink colour on her dress I have mixed together Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord. For the darker parts I have used Hickory Smoke and Frayed Burlap.

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I have decorated the whole tag with different laces, and then added some Maja papers. I have also used some small doilies and cheese cloth. The small flowers are punched out with a Small Retro Flower Punch. The postmark stamps are from Stempelglede. I have also added Fran-Tage on the the edges of the circle. Inside the flowers I have put some Liquid Pearls, and also on the scallops around the image.

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Here is the paper used. Passion behind Tilda, and Walk with me for the flowers. This is a good way to use left overs 😉

I wish you a lovely time now before Christmas, and not a stressful one. Try to take some breaks and spoil yourselves!

Big hugs,

Camilla

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Joyful Noel Card!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

29 November, 2016 - ,

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Hello, dear friends! It’s Nancy today, and I’m honored to welcome you to the Maja Design Blog.

Are you busy with holiday preparations? It’s Christmas central at my house, and am I ever thankful for Maja Design Papers! They are helping my holiday crafting to go so smoothly. Today I’m sharing a Christmas card created with the festive ‘It’s Christmas time’ collection.

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The base papers are distressed and stitched together.

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I took a chance on my arm being once again strong enough to handcraft these poinsettias. All of the paper embellishments are fussy cut from the collection. With Maja Design you can really ‘let the papers do the talking’.

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There’s a great deal of dimension to this card but I’m having difficulty capturing it in my photos. Each element is popped up with one or more layers of foam adhesive.

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A couple of die cut chipboard snowflakes, some lace and pearls from my stash, and a twine bow help to complete the card.

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A light dusting of gesso adds a frosty finish.

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Other Products Used: Spellbinders Poinsettia Die, Tim Holtz Snowflake Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Lace, Loose Pearls, Natural Twine, Kraft Chipboard, Gesso, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you for visiting today! I also thank you for your kind words on my last project. They warm my heart and mean so very much to me. I send wishes to you for a joyful holiday season!

Hugs,Nancy-sign

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