Posted by Mary Tzalla

22 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ”Vintage Summer Basic” collection.

In this layout I tried to give you a cozy sense using this beautiful photo found on Pinterest, which reminds me relaxed Sundays mornings. There is nothing better than having a hot cup of coffee lying in your comfortable couch. Don’t you think?

But, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

Close up 1

For my background, I used the ”1903” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”1912”  and the ”1932” papers using both sides of the last one. I also placed some torn pieces from the pages fo an old book.

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First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I applied some white gesso. When dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cocoa Bean Copper” and ”Sassy Sapphire” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

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I heat embossed the title words with ”Byzantine Bronze” and the small border chipboard pieces with ”Cafe au lait”. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited” and the flair is ”Cuts2luv”.

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As a final touch, I added some mica flakes in ”Henna” and made some splatters with 13arts white gesso.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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“A Little Handbag” PLUS a Video Tutorial By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

28 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a rather cute little handbag that I made to show you. It is actually a gift bag. Isn’t is just so sweet?  I made it using the “1903” from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection for the base of the bag & then trimmed it using “7th of April” from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collections.

I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL to go with it.


Bag 1

I created a handmade flower & this delightful little bow using the “7th of April – Vintage Spring Basics”. This delightful stripe paper is actually the reverse side of the spotty “7th of April” paper.

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When I made the little paper flower I also cut some tuille netting with my die cut machine to layer in between the paper petals & finished it off with a few pearl stamens. I think this adds a little pizaz to my handmade flower.

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This photo shows how it looks when open. Just a perfect size for a small gift & so very novel too. Lastly I finished  it off with a small four inch square doiley I cut out of some white cardstock. You could also write a greeting on this doiley as well.

Maja Design Papers Used

“7th of April-Vintage Spring Basics”…………..”1903-Vintage Summer Basics”

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Well thats all from me today, I do hope you take the time to watch my video on how I created this over on the Maja Design You Tube channel. It really is a very easy project that only takes about ten minutes to make.

Until next time.Di's Signature