First Communion Exploding Boxes

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 May, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welocme to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

May is traditionally a month of the First Communions in Poland. Every May Sunday in various churches a group of kids receive the Sacrament and then celebrate with their faimilies with festive dinner and presents. Money and jewellery are quite popular First Communion gifts and I designed exploding boxes to give them a nice packaging ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the girl’s version:

I decorated the box with Celebration papers:

The lid is decorated with a flower bouquet and a stamped sentiment embossed with golden ep:

When the lid is removed, the walls fall open and reveal the inside. There’s a stamped, embossed and hand-coloured image of a First Communion girl:

…a small gift pocket:

I also added a panel with a stamped poem, whilst in the centre I placed the chalice decorated with flowers:

The girl’s version is traditionally in the pink palette – I also made a boy’s version in blues:

The design is basically the same, of course the stamp is different ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like how the Celebration collection provided delicate flower patterns for the girl’s box, but also elegant flowerless motives for the boy version ๐Ÿ™‚

And how do you like the boxes?

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Spellbinders, custom vine die; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps: Lemonade; washi tape: Dekoracyjna Taล›ma; bling: Marianne Design.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to our blog, don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration!

Have a nice day!

Welcome Baby Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 April, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

Spring always makes me think about new life after winter (though we all know winter IS coming! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), and since a couple of my friends are expecting right now, I thought it would be nice to have some welcome baby cards in stock, just to be ready when the time comes! And so in my today’s post I’m sharing a set of two cards I made using a mixture of papers:

I used the same stamp for both cards, only coloured them – as usually, with Distress inks – according to traditional girl’s pinks and boy’s blues. I tried to match the shades of Vintage Baby papers that I used for the top layers of my cards. I also added some Monochromes for the bottom layer. The design is pretty simple: just some curved-edge layered papers:

…a trim of pom-poms, the coloured stamped image in the centre:

…with two little buttons in the upper corner:

…and a touch of glam with ombre glitter and a gold-embossed sentiment:

They are dimensional enough to suit my taste, but slim enough to go into an envelope ๐Ÿ™‚

I really like the way they turned out – and look how the baby stamp imagery matches the style of those cute animals in the background ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Whimsy Stamps, Lemonade; dies: Crea-lies, Spellbinders; pom-poms, buttons: my stash.

 

Thank you very much for visiting us today, don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration! See you soon!

The notebooks by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

4 January, 2019 - ,

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Hello, our blog fans. Today I decided to use theย Celebration Collection to create mini-notebooks. I will use them to write down everyday routines and shopping list. I love to create projects with layers and small details. ย 

The background was made with the structure paste and white gesso. Chipboards covered with embossing. In the end, I splashed everything with white and black acrylic paint.ย 

Hope you will like my project. Hugs, Paulina

Take Time To Relax

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Posted by Maja Nowak

21 November, 2018 - , , , ,

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Baby it’s cold outside! ๐Ÿ™‚ We’re just having the first snowfall this season and it really makes you think of Christmas – but before we get into the holiday mood, I have a card to share focusing on different matters:

When life gets busy and we hurry to take care of so many things daily, we often forget to also relax properly. This card is supposed to remind a certain very busy bee to spend more time resting and enjoying life. Shouldn’t we all? ๐Ÿ™‚

I made the card using various bits of papers to create a cozy scene with some stamped motives. First I layered some papers to make the walls of the room and then added various stamped images.

I coloured the girl with Distress inks and used the paper piecing technique for the armchair: stamped the image twice, on cardstock and on the patterned paper, cut out the seat, layered the two pieces and then added some shadows to make the seat more dimensional-looking:

I like the way it turned out a little dimensional but still able to go into an envelope ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Inkadinkado; button: Prosvet; pearls: my stash.

And that is all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

 

Baptism Cards

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 October, 2018 - , , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been a while since I did some colouring, so for today’s post I decided to create a set of two baptism cards, for a boy and girl, that feature a hand-coloured stamped image. And here it is:

I kept the same design for both cards, just changing the colour paletter between girly pink and boyish turqouise ๐Ÿ™‚ The design is very simple: layered panels of papers, the top one with a decorative border that you can cut using decorative scallop scissors, or even hand cut, so you don’t even need dies.

Then I placed the image of a sleeping baby that I coloured with Distress inks:

…and added a heat-embossed stamped sentiment with baptism formula in Polish and surrounded it with flowers:

I mounted the particular layers on 3D foam for some nice dimension:

There is also a bit of glam to the cards with subtle golden shine of the embossed stamp and crystal and pearl drops.

I wanted to keep the cards simple but elegant – and I think I succeded in that ๐Ÿ™‚ What do you think?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Whiff of Joy; flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Spellbinders; pearls, crystals, string: my stash.

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!