Daddy Rocks – A Boxframe Tutorial

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 June, 2019 - , , ,

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

Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day in Poland. For this very special occasion I decided to make a special gift. But first let me share you a story behind it πŸ˜‰

I make a lot of dimensional cards and therefore use a lot of card boxes too. And being a true scrapper and hoarder πŸ˜€ I tend to collect everything that could potentially be used, altered, reused and recycled, and that includes faulty box pieces. And so I gathered lids and bottoms that were assembled wrong, or stained, or wonky – and felt it was the right time to do something about them πŸ˜‰

Yes, I decided to make a shadobbox-like frame using box elements πŸ™‚ And I’m going to share a step-by-step tutorial with you.

The boxes were of various sizes and colours, so first I inked all the outside edges:

…and then wrapped the sides with washi tapes:

The next step was to decorate the inside of the frames – first I covered the inner sides with strips of papers and then added layers of papers inside. I used the Denim&Friends collection – my all-time favourite papers for masculine projects:

First I decorated the photo frames:

…and then additional decorative pieces:

Once I had all the pieces finished, I tried various element designs to make a frame. When I was happy with the layout, I attached them all together with strong double-sided adhesive tape:

Then I took the largest cardboard piece I had in the house πŸ˜‰ and traced the shape of the frame. I cut out the shape slightly smaller so that the cardboard doesn’t peek outside the frame:

And my Father’s Day box frame was done πŸ™‚

Let’s take a closer look:

I really like the way it turned out: the papers’ colour palette perfectly matches the photos, I used up pieces of boxes I couldn’t use for cards and I made an original gift that can decorate the wall above my husband’s desk πŸ™‚

What do you think of it?

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; metal embellishments: Scrap Hobby; stickers: MAMBI.

And that’s all for today. I hope you liked my tutorial! See you soon!

Merry Christmas!

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Posted by Maja Nowak

21 December, 2016 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, I’m so happy you’ve found some spare moment in the hot time of Christmas preparations to visit our blog πŸ™‚

I’m in the middle of that fever too, with getting my home ready for 16 people πŸ˜‰ and so just a quick post today to share an 8×8 layout:

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I selected the ecru, red and brown patterns of the I Wish collection to decorate the photo of my boys in their Santa’s angels suits πŸ˜‰ I layered the red and ecru papers for the background:

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…and added some handmade tags nad the title I cut out from the signature strip:

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I also placed a piece of the signature strip across the photo and added a Santa post stamp from the Ephemera sheet:

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Then I added the flower cluster with glittery diecuts and a berry twig I found in some cheap store a couple of years ago πŸ˜‰

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I put the layout into a dimensional frame:

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….and it will make a home decor Christmas gift for the Grandparents πŸ™‚

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I hope they’d like it!

 

Supplies:

Other: dies: Magnolia, no name dies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling: Marianne Design; berry twig, button, clip: my stash

And now, before I get back to work, I’d like to thank you for visiting Maja Design blog this year, for your nice comments and appreciation.

I wish you the happiest Christmas and a fabulous creative New Year!

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