Decoration of stick it note pads *Tutorial*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I will show you how to make the covers for the sticker pad notes. The covers are long-lasting, as once the notes are finished you can simply attach the new block on the same place.

One cover I have decorated using the paper and another one is with fabric covering.

Here is the result:

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The one for the boy uses the paper:stick_notes_pad_boy_petzer

some close ups:

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and the girl’s one is made out of fabricstick_notes_pad_girl_petzer

some close ups:

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So lets start: Thats basically  what we will need (if you decide to go just with the paper decorations)

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I am not providing the certain measurements here as your sticky blocks may vary… I cut the piece of the thick yardstick (or the watercolour paper as I am using here) the width is about 5 mm bigger than the block itself.

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after you score it, you cut the extra length off and here is what you will need to get.

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The block inside looks like this.

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for the fabric covering, we do it slightly different, I use the cardboard for it, to make it even firmer. The larger rectangular are slightly bigger then the block itself (add about 2 mm for each!!! side), where as the inner, thin part is thinner than the block’s part (to make the cover open nicely and smoothly)

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Than we need to attach these three parts to the fleece material (I actually buy the fleece throughs from the IKEA and use them for these type of things)

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Than you cut all the extra length away and get this:

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then you need to pick the fabric, I prefer cotton one and the designs that match my papers that I will use fro the decoration,

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Using the glue, you adhere the fabric inside (start from two opposite sides, than another 2 opposite sides, that will make the fabric lay straight and nice)

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the corners of the fabric you can cut as shown, that will help you to get the corners look more nicer.

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after bending the corners inside, it will look like this:

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This time I also will put some ribbons to get the more appealing look, the ribbons you attach with the glue and then can also add some sticky tape.

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Now we will need to cover the inner part also with the same fabric

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here is what we get, you can help yourself with the scoring pen for those two lines.

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than you put some glue on the stick note pad and adhere it inside of this cover.

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Now the nicest part begins- decoration! I pick the paper for the covering.

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using the wet glue you adhere it inside.

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with the paper decoration for the boys’ sample its even easier… I picked two papers for the outside decor and you need to adhere it as shown.

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then you just need to decorate your projects as you wish, I always start by picking the main element.

MK_pad - 24Once again- here is the outcome result!

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Hope that you have enjoyed this little tutorial and these paper pads can become small nice gifts even for the teachers, if you go with more neutral decor theme.

 

I have used the paper pad of The Vintage Baby Collection

and the sheet with hot air baloons (New Arrival) for the fussy cutting:

 

 

Have a lovely day, 

Vintage Winter Box (Tutorial)

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

9 October, 2016 -

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today I am ready with a step by step made for Maja Design, I intend to show you how you can decorate various boxes in a easy way.

I’ve created a easy box using two papersheets from Home for the Holidays: Traditions and Together.

The explanation of how you can make this box, standing under eatch picture :-)

STEP ONE:

This is the wooden box I have chosen to use. I have used double sided tape on all the edges on the lid and the bottom.

STEP TWO:

When I make these boxes, I use not a cutting board. I remove the paper off the tape, I put down the page with the tape down on the sheet and use a Knife for cutting around. I do this to the box is covered. It’s an easy way to decorate boxes on, you do not have a measuring the paper and use your cutting board.

STEP THREE:

The bottom part of the box, I turn, then I attach the feet in bronze under. In this way the box have something to stand on.

STEP FOUR:

Use a knife to go over all teh edges and scratch the paper. Then you get a vintage look without using ink.

STEP FIVE:

I’ve spent four shipboards from Wycinanka, I’ve embossed them with gold powder before I glue them on the sides of the box.

STEP SIX:

On the lid I have attached some white cotton ribbon.

STEP SEVEN:

On the top of the lid I have used flowers, walnuts, mushrooms, cinnamon stick, stars and one button. These I have covered with True Snow, Plastik Snow and Glitter.

It’s really difficult to take images along the way while placing flowers and details, because I constantly had to move them around along the way. But I’ve done is I’ve just built around three large white flowers until I was happy with the lid.

Then the box is finished. A simple box, but at the same time full of lovely winter details covered with snow and Glitter <3

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Lollipop card with Maja Design papers {tutorial}

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

10 August, 2016 - , ,

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Hi there! Today I will show you how I make my lollipop cards with the beautiful Summertime papers from Maja Design. The collecion has two main colours to work with, blue and red. I have chosen the red colour scheme for my card.

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Here comes my step by step:

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Above you see a collection of dies, papers, doilies, cheese cloth, paper straw, liquid pearls and sissal grass that I have used for my card. The dies are DooHickeys from Magnolia (mainly the club kit vol 5-the blue ones) and Spellbinders (the circles).

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I start with making the main base in the lollipop card, the rosette :) I cut a whole length (12″x 12″) measuring 5,5 cm.

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You will need two of theses.

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Then I fold the papers using my score pal. If you don’t have one, just fold it with your fingers. I fold every second cm (as you see at 1, 3, 5.. cm).

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Then I turn the paper around, and fold at 2, 4, 6 … cm. Then I will fold it at every cm.

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When you are finished, the papers will look like this, two accordians.

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I use my inking tool to ink the edges with the colour Walnut Stain.

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Then I glue the two parts together. I use Tacky glue.

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Now it looks like this.

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Then I glue the two outher parts together. Press it untill it is fasten together.

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You will now experience that the paper rosette will not lay the way you want 😉

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So you will need a piece of paper to attach it to. Use more glue…


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Place it on the back of the rosette. And press untill it is fasten.

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Now your rosette will look like this.

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I will use this gorgeous girl as the main image.

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I will now cut out all the other parts.

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Here they are. The papers are so beautiful! Like as all the parts are small treasures.

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To make the flowers crumpled, I first spray them with water.

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..like this :)

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They are thick papers, so you will need some water.

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Then curl them together, and let them dry.

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Meanwhile I prepare the back of the card, where I will place a piece of paper to write a greeting on.

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I am also making the tassels. Just love them! Too cute :)

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Here they are both, rolled together.

I will now show you how the lollipop card turned out:

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I have also added some white gesso on the flowers and the rest of the papers. And also put stamens inside the flowers.

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And under comes some detail photos:

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And at last a detailed list of the paper used:

I hope you liked my card, and that you got inspired to make one or two yourselves! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I wish you a lovely day!

With love,

Camilla

Vintage Romance Layout & Video Tutorial

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Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

16 May, 2016 - , ,

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Hello everyone, Gabrielle here with you today!  Yup, I’m back for a little guest spot!  When I received the gorgeous Vintage Romance collection in the mail a couple weeks ago, I felt compelled to make up a layout & video tutorial with these stunning papers!

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I used ‘Happily Ever After’, ‘Together Forever’ and ‘Words of Love’ for my page design.  I was going for a fabricky (is that a word? LOL) look on this layout, so I added a little machine stitching on the background design, this is optional, I think it can look equally as nice if you leave that off (if you are not a sewer).

So grab your favorite beverage, take a little break and enjoy!….

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial!  Here are a few close-ups you all can enjoy at your leisure….

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I have this close-up turned on it’s side just so you can get a more close-up and personal look at it.  I simply followed the pattern in the paper to create my button hole design…makes it easy to space out the design.

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The next step was to add a little color just directly behind the photo area using some Shimmerz spray called ‘See Ya Latte’ Spritz….then I applied some home-made texture paste through a Dusty Attic stencil called Flower Power.  I was going for a kind of Bohemian-chic look and I thought this daisy design would work well with it.  I also matted my photo with the backside of the ‘Words of Love’ paper, I do love browns with blues!

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To continue the fabric idea of my page I also included a pretty strip of lace that I got from Tresor’s de Luxe, which I adhered with Tombow liquid adhesive.  I prefer this glue as it allows you to readjust your placement if need be without making a big mess on the paper (let the glue sit for a few minutes to set up before you apply your embellishment to the page.

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I had a little fun with my embellishments on this one….I tried a new product (at least to me) called Prills, they are these little balls that come in different colors. Here I using the color called A-maized. I just applied a little glue to the tops of the blossoms of the Wild-Flowers #4 chippie by Dusty Attic and poured the little pebbles onto it…..I really love the effect!

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I finished my design by adding some layered floral and butterfly stickers by K&Company in a few strategic areas of my photo area.  Added a small shabby-chic bench embellishment by Prima and a few adhesive pearls on the lace panel.  Done!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and hope you feel inspired to try your hand with the gorgeous new Vintage Romance collection, I know I’m going to keep playing (I’ve got me some of those pretty pink papers ear-marked for another layout)!  Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design blog today, we appreciate and read all the lovely comments and feedback! xo

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Place cards and some tip ♥

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

6 October, 2013 - ,

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Hi there! For the baptism of little Maximilian I made the place cards out of plaster. I will now show you how I decorated them.
I bought the plaster and the heart shaped plaster molds at Panduro Hobby.

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The first I did was to glue on some gothic papers from an old book. I let it stay on a bit, then I ripped it off, so that the letters on the back side stayed on the heart.

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I brushed on some Glue n’ seal.

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Then put the paper on.

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After the paper is ripped off I put on White Gesso and Frantage – Shabby White.

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I have used the White Gesso as glue for the frantage.

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And melted the powder with my Heat Gun.

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I have also put on some spots with Crackle Paint – Picket Fence, so that the heart gets the old rustic look.

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Here are some of them.

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The names of the people invited are written on my computer and printed out on the pattern paper: 6st of March from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection.

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I glued on some flowers (Frost Frappe-Prima, and Cherry Blossom-WOC). The glue I use is called Tacky Glue.

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I cut out the names, and ink all the edges with alnut Stain – Distress Ink pad.

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I also bend the paperstrip with a brush.

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Glue it on the heart, and add some Crackle Paint-Rock Candy.

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I have cut out the butterflies from the paper called 6st of May, also from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I have chosen all the blue ones.

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The butterflies are glued on with Tacky Glue. And I have also added some Stickles – Star Dust on the wings.

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Here they are finished.
Under I will show you some close ups of several of the place cards.

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I hope you got inspired!
Big hugs from
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