Box Full of Hearts

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10 February, 2019 -

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Good morning, dear Maja friends, welcome to the blog today πŸ™‚

I’m sure you’re well aware of the day we’re going to celebrate on Thursday. But whether you celebrate St. Valentine’s Day or you consider it purely commercial crap, love is something always worth celebrating! And appreciating someone whom you love and who loves you is always precious πŸ™‚ Giving something you made yourself is the best way to show your feelings, whcih can’t go unnoticed. And here’s a pop-up box card I made for this occasion using the Christmas Season collection.

This orignal card form is flat when closed:

As this is the outer side, I decorated it subtly with alternating paper patterns and a small rose bouquet with a charm heart:

When open, the flat card becomes a box that stands on its own, and the upper flaps fold down to reveal the inside:

The secret lies in strips of paper attached inside the box body, which support a selection of elements: quite a few hearts, a die-cut “I love you” sign:

…and a cherub as well as mini postcards I cut out of one of the mini pad sheets and a post stamp image:

I extended the heart pattern with mini hearts on the front flap:

The side flaps feature rose images that correspond with the roses on the outside:

The message of the box is quite clear, but if you wanted to add something, there’s a tag in a pocket on the back, non-folding wall:

I really like the way it turned out, sweet and lovely πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Cottage Cutz, Impression Obsession; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; twine: Divine Twine; charm, ribbon: my stash.

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting – and don’t forget to spread some love every day!

 

For Grandma And Grandpa

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23 January, 2019 - , ,

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

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 πŸ™‚

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!

My Fabulous Boy

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2 January, 2019 -

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Hello there, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog todayΒ  πŸ™‚

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time and your New Year’s Eve parties were a bang!

I’m happy to be back on the blog with the first layout this year πŸ™‚ And as I wanted to enjoy the holiday collection a little bit more than just around Christmas, I used the Christmas Season papers to make it πŸ™‚

You wouldn’t tell it’s a Christmas collection, would you? That’s what I love about Maja papers, the diversity and universatility that allow you to use themed collections whenever you want! And so I layered some papers in the background and added some squares punched out from scraps to add some pattern:

Since the time is still around the holidays and the carnival is just beginning, I wanted to add some glam and shine and therefore I opted for some gold accents: metal embellies, gold buttons, sequins and glitter:

But at the same time I wanted to make the layout boyish-harsh, so I added denim ribbon and some black stamped “handwritten” sentiments:

I made the title by combining gold foam letters with a die-cut word:

…and the title shines too πŸ˜‰

And I’m really glad it turned out light and almost clean&simple style (at least for my taste!). What do you think?

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Heidi Swapp; flowers: Prima; letters: American Crafts; die: Creative Expressions; buttons, punch: Docrafts; sequins, ribbon, pearls: my stash.

Wishing you a very creative 2019! See you soon!

 

Peace & Joy

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19 December, 2018 -

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

Christmas is just around the corner! I just can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree (which we always do on Christmas Eve morning) and for the home to fill with wonderful smell of Christmas cooking πŸ™‚ But what is most important is who I’m spending my Christmas with – meeting all my loved ones at the Christmas Eve table and visiting as many relatives as we can during Christmas days. Because love, peace and joy are most valuable gifts of the holiday. And that’s what my layout is about:

I made it using our latest collection, Christmas Season. I just love the traditional colour palette of this collection and all the vintage images!

First I layered some papers in the background and added some stamping. Then I added the matting arrangement of papers for the photo:

I also added some doily pattern using a stencil and texture paste:

Another white accent is the guipure lace border and enamel dots that imitate the snow falling:

I added the flower cluster with a felt snowflake and some crystals around the Christmas wishes tag I cut out from the Ephemera sheet:

What would be a hoilday layout without some glam? I added golden buttons, glitter cardstock diecuts and foam gold metallic letter for the title:

Here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: letters: American Crafts; stamps: Tim Holtz; dies: Magnolia; stencil: Agateria;Β  flowers: Prima; buttons: Dovecraft; wooden embellishments: BoBunny; snowflake, lace: my stash

And since this is my last post this year, I wish you a Merry Christmas filled with peace, love and joy and a Happy New Year!

See you in January πŸ™‚

Christmas Cards

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5 December, 2018 -

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

You have already had a chance to see some Christmas cards inspirations from my talented DT friends, using the latest Maja Design release, the Christmas Season collection. And here are mine too πŸ™‚

I decided to feature both sets of the collection’s colour palette: the classic Christmas red and green and the very wintery blue and ecru.

For the first card I used a chipboard layered Christmas bauble as my focal element.

I layered the selected background papers and covered the bauble base with polka dot red sheet. Then I added the top filigree layer embossed with golden ep and decorated with a button and pearls. I also added the flower cluster to the top of the bauble:

The second card features a die-cut snowflake with a manger scene button:

To decorate it, I added a flower cluster with vintage seam ribbon bow and some postcards cut out from one of the papers. Various winter leaves and the snowflake are die-cut from glitter cardstock and they look like iced snow, glistening against the light! I also added some liquid pearls dots to imitate snow falling:

The cards are both a little dimensional, but will still fit into envelopes – perfect to mail to family and friends πŸ™‚

And here’s what I used to create my cards:

Maja Design papers:

Other: dies: Sizzix, Magnolia, Spellbinders; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Wycinanka.pl; buttons: 3rd Eye; liquid pearls: Viva Decor.

Thank you for visiting today, drop by tomorrow for more inspiring projects!