Shabby Chic Set For Mom

Posted by Maja Nowak

18 May, 2015 - , ,

Hello there, Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

I know probably most of you already celebrated Mother’s Day, but in Poland we’re still waiting for the fiesta 😉 as it comes on the 26th of May. No money can refund mother’s love and devotion, so I think a handmade gift is the most appropriate present we can give to our most loved women. Any mom highly values the time and heart included in things her kids made themselves! (my mom still keeps those awful wobbly doodles I created for her in the early primary school LOL). And so I have a handmade gift set I created for mom.

mdmomsetI used the soft pastels and beautiful roses design of the Vintage Summer Basics collection. The shabby chic set includes this romantic notepad:

mdmomset1I layered several distressed papers on the front cover and decorated the wire with a piece of delicate guipure lace and vintage key charm:

mdmomset2The central motif is a romantic cameo I inserted into a plastic frame aged with some alcohol inks. I also added mini roses that match the paper design:

mdmomset3I placed the chipboard word covered with Crackle Accents between two pearl brads:

mdmomset4For the inside covers I used the “magazine” paper – I think it perfectly suits the look 🙂

mdmomset5The card mimicks the notepad front cover design to make a perfect set:

mdmomset6Cameos are matted with pieces of cheesecloth for a more shabby and romantic look. You can also see a die-cut frame I traced along with white gelpen:


Maja Design papers: Vintage Summer Basics: 1923, 1933, 1934 bs, 1891. Other: die: Memory Box; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; brads:; chipboard:; frames, charm: RetroKraft shop; lace, cameos: from my stash.

And what did you give your moms on Mother’s Day? Share your gift ideas here 🙂


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  • This is so gorgeous…I find it to be so delicate and exquisite. This really touches my heart. I really love this project. Great job. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • Camilla Lilliesköld says:

    This is soo adorable Maja..! Just lovely in every way there is. Your mom will be so proud. =) Love the Cameos – where have you found them..?

  • Thank you, Monica 🙂
    Thank you, Camilla 🙂 I bought the cameos via an Internet auction site.