For Grandma And Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

23 January, 2019 - , ,

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

I think grandparents are second important people in a child’s life, right after parents. In Poland it is common that retired grandparents take care of their grandchildren when the parents are at work. And so they play a very important role in kids’ life, helping to raise them and spending a lot of time with them. And I think grandparents so much deserve a special celebration! And so in January we celebrate Grandmother’s Day on the 21st and Grandfather’s Day on the 22nd. For that occasion I made two cards:

I used the Denim & Friends collection for both cards. For the card for grandma I used the turqouise hues of the collection, using also some Monochromes sheets.

I used a humorous carved chipboard pieces for my cards, and I decorated them adding a bit of colour and some glitter. Then I put each piece against a background of layered papers:

I also added a flower cluster and some pearl brads to the grandma’s card:

In the card for grandpa, I opted for the brown-navy blue palette:

I added screw-like brads and a star charm tied on plaid-patterned ribbon:

I think grandparents would appreciate hand-made cards from their grandchildren more than anything money can buy ๐Ÿ™‚

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade; chipboard pieces: Egocraft; brads: Craftmania, Rayher; dies: Rosy Owl, Spellinders; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Lemoncraft; crystal gems: Prima; ribbon: my stash.

And that is all for today – see you soon!

For Grandma And Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

17 January, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

In a couple of days grandkids in Poland are going to celebrate the Gradma and Grandpa days. We all know how important is the role of grandparents to kids, and so it’s one of our most favourite celebrations. for that occasion I made two cards, for grandma and grandpa:

Perhaps you’ve recognised the collection I used for my cards? Yes, that’s our latest release, Celebration ๐Ÿ™‚ Both cards have the same design and feature the images of elegant vintage people.

For the grandma’s card I selected mauve papers from the collection:

 

I layered papers, added a chipboard filigree decorated with a pearl brad and a flower cluster adorned with printed ribbon:

The grandpa’s card features blue papers:

 

I also used a chipboard piece on the layers of papers, but to give it a more masculine feel I chose a net fragment and added gears and a nail brad apart from the flowers:

The Celebration collection is just perfect for any festivity, with its subtle colours and classy patterns.

What do you think?

 

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Rahyer, Craftmania; chipboard: Scrapiniec; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

Chocolate Box For Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

18 January, 2017 - , ,

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

Remember my post two weeks ago? I made a chocolate box for Grandma and obviously needed one for Grandpa too. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m the only woman in the house and thus I’m surrounded by boys, it’s still quite difficult for me to create masculine projects. I always worry about not going too much on embellishments, or not make it too sweet… And so making this chocolate box was not so easy, but the Vintage Romance and Home For the Holidays collections came to help ๐Ÿ™‚

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I basically kept the same design pattern as with the Grandma’s box, but used blue and brown palette and of course masculine motives like this handsome man ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I added some more cut outs and chipboard pieces and the stamped sentiment that says: Grandpa, you’re superb! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I thought a little glam would not hurt, right? And so I added some glitter cardstock to the sides:

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Inside I added soem stamping on background papers and also a tag to make writing wishes easier – you just pull it out and write not worrying about the decorated other side ๐Ÿ™‚

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Although I was a bit ill-at-ease, I really like the way the box turned out: masculine, but elegant with brown glitter cardstock to emphasise the celebration. What do you think?

 

Here’s what I used:

 

Other: dies: MFT; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy, wycinanka; brad: scrap.com.pl; vintage ribbon, metal charm: my stash.

See you!

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