Chocolate Box For Grandma

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Posted by Maja Nowak

4 January, 2017 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

In Poland we celebrate Grandmother’s Day on January 21st and Grandfather’s Day a day later. Grandparents play a very important role in Polish families. If they live close to their grandchildren, they often look after the kids when their parents are at work and they can’t afford or don’t want to send the kids to a kindergarten. Thus grandparents take an active part in bringing up children, we even have a saying that your childhood ends when your grandparents die. So the bonds are really strong and even though another saying is that parents are to discipline their kids and grandparents are to spoil them 😉 I can’t imagine life being complete without having grandparents. And so in my today’s post I’d like to share a chocolate bar box for Grandma, which is a good idea for a small gift to celebrate the day :)

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I chose papers from the Vintage Romance collection that are universal enough to be used for projects not necessarily about romantic love 😉 I had a ready-made cardstock base for the box,  but you can easily make them yourselves, there are many tutorials in the Internet. I layered some papers in the backround and used a beautiful lady image in the centre:

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I added the flower cluster in matching colours and a stamped sentiment which says: “Grandma, you’re wonderful” :)

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To add some glam, I placed glitter cardstock strips on the sides of the box:

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There is a pocket inside into which you put a chocolate bar, and I added another pocket for a wishes tag, as it would be too uncomfortable to write on the other side of a dimensionally decorated front. I cut out the tag from one of the papers, and also added some stamping to enhance the vintage look:

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Now I need to look for some perfect papers for a Grandpa’s chocolate box :)

 

Here’s what I used to make my box:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Tim Holtz; dies: Joy!Crafts; flowers, ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts.

 

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Dishcloths as Christmas Gift

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

6 November, 2016 -

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Hello Everyone, I hope you have a great weekend :-)

Today it is me, Silje Kristin, turn to inspire you with a project created with gorgeous paper from Maja Design. 

 In these days I am in full swing to create and arrange my Christmas  presents, which I will give to friends and family. One of the things I’m making is that I knit dishcloths in different patterns that I find on my own. The first three dishcloths I knitted was in gorgeous autumn colors, so I decided to create a cover that I can have around these cloths :-)

For this Christmas gift I have taken various paper from Maja Design collection Walking in the Forest. For me this was a natural choice, since the I knitted in autumn tones. I’ve used 3 different sheets: The Colours of Fall, Autumn in the Air and When Leaves are Falling.

What I’ve done is I’ve folded the cloths in the same size, then I cut up strips in the current pattern sheets and put them together on the back with double sided tape.

On the left side I have attached a brown button with wax thread, I have attached the thread with a bow. Atop of the bow I have attached something I do not quite know the name of.

Other details I have used is walnut, straws and brown and white flowers.

Under the flowers and the other details I have autumn leaves, which are punched out with a dies from one set of five autumn leaves. 

To break the traditional fall colors I have chosen to use one Embossing powders from Stampendous called Aged Marine.

If you have dishcloths as a Christmas present to someone, you can easily spice them up this way. In due so you do not have to pack the gift in, it’s going to fit perfectly under the Christmas tree with your own creativity <3

Should any of you wonder, my cloths are knitting with needles in sizes 4, between 55-60 stitches. The cloths are knitted with cotton yarn, until they are one square. 

Good luck 😉


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I’m going to be an Aunt <3

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

23 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today it is my turn to present one project for Maja Design. 

The project I’m going to show you today is one project I created 25 August, but because of bad images, the time was never right, it never got published. But today it’s time, and you know what is funny is that these images are the first pictures I took of the project.

You know I’m going to be a Aunt, for the first time in February next year <3 But to tell you how this project started, we need to go some months back. My sister called me at the start of August to tell me she was pregnant, and the due date is February the 18. She also told me that she wanted to tell it in a very special way, in fact she whant to tell it with a specal project. How this project was going to be, it was all up to me, but it had to be a calendar on it, since we not at that time knew if it was a boy or a girl, the project had to be in neutral colors.

I liked the idea right away, I liked it alot, and that this is not a project you see each day. What is special about this box is that this is the first project I make to my aunt children <3

For this box I’ve used paper from two different Maja Design collections. Vintage Romance and Vintage Spring Basics. I have chosen out those sheets in a gray and bright tone.

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After I had covered the box with pattern sheets, I attached silver feet below the box, glue on buttons and pearl ribbon on the sides and the edges.

On the lid of the box I made one plateau, this I did because it would be easier to decorate and put things I create in 3D and other details.

On two of the sides I have decorated with one locomotive (my own tutorial), an elephant that I found in a folding book for children, butterflies, flowers, buttons, pearls, cheese cloth and blocks.

On the other two sides, I have many of the same details, but here I have one 3D plane (put together with my own turorial) and a Giraffe folded from the same children book that the elephant.

Atop of the plateau i have a easel that I have made myself, with a calendar on. Around the due date which is the 18 I have a heart and on the top of the calendar I have written February. February is punched out with one set of dises from kaBoks.

On the side of the calendar are several blocks, these blocks I have used one dies of one train and placed on blocks that I have put together. The other details are pearl and butterflies.

One very special project from me today, that means a lot to me that I got to make it <3 <3 <3

And before I quit my blog post, I would like once again to say congratulations to my sister and the great man she is with <3  You’re going to be a great dad and mom to a little boy coming in February <3

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Some LOVE With Love Hearts

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

28 August, 2016 -

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Hello Everyone <3

Today I made a little special project that you can give to someone you whant to do something specal for.
What I ‘ve done is I’ve decorated Love Hearts on a little creative way, as a small special gift <3 

The sheets I’ve used, I have taken from  The Vintage Spring Basic

The three paper sheets I have used is:
1st of May, 2nd of May og 5th of May

It all began with a pack of Love Hearts, so I decided to buy two more. When I had bought the candies, I decided to choose the paper to my project. 

I measured them and used a punch from Martha Stewart to make a little special edge. I inked the paper with Ground Espresso, from the Distress Ink series. 

To keep the pattern sheets in place, I have used white wax tread around and attachead it with a white button with a bow. I have spent 3 buttons on eatch of them. 

In each roll you will find a package of Love Hearts <3

To keep all of the rollers in place, I used the same pattern sheets around the Love Hearts. 

At the edges I have used the same punch that I’ve used on the rollers, that will be located inside of the small containers. Here I have iked the edges.

The flowers I have used are from Papirdesign and Wild Orchids. 
Under the flowers I have used a cheese cloth and one small metal sign from Prima with the word LOVE on.

When the Love Hearts is inside the small container, you see that some of the buttons with the bow appears on each side, and how the colors are consistent relative to the flowers.

Then You got a little gift idea you can make to someone You love <3

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The Glass Jar Full of Brushes

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

25 August, 2016 -

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today I’m back here with a new project for Maja Design. This time I decorated a glass jar, which I shall have my brushes in.

I’ve picked out some beautiful sheets from Maja Design’s latest collection, Summertime <3 These sheets are so full of flowers, summer and romance <3

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The sheets I have used are: Smell the Roses, Flowers Everywhere, Garden Bouquet, Ligth Scarlet and In the Garden – diecut.

I have on two of the stripes that are aroundthe glass using a punch from Martha Stewart, while the other strips have a non punch edge. In addition to the white pearls I have used around the glass, I have also pearls arund the rosette I placed on the front of the glass.

Around the rosette I have white flowers, cheese cloth and pearls.

Around the glass, I have attached 3 tags with white woks thread.

If you turn the glass around I have attached several buttons in various sizes.

A easy project from me this time :-)

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