Pop-up baby card with a tutorial

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

19 April, 2017 - , , ,

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Hi there! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Here comes a card I have made both for Maja Design and Magnolia. I have will also show you how I made the moon and the pop-up effect.

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For this project I have used the beautiful Vintage Spring Basics collection and the Vintage Baby collection. Now to the little step by step:

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I started with making the moon. First I used my compasses. I made a circle with a diameter of 16 cm. Then I drew the rest of it by hand like this. I used hard cardboard for this.

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Then I painted the edges of the moon with white Gesso.

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Then I drew the moon on some Maja Design pattern papers (two times, for the front and the back).

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Then I inked the edges with Distress Ink pad, Walnut Stain.

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Place the baby on the moon.

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Fold a paper strip like a rectangle and fasten it like this. Make two so that the moon will have a good grip inside the card. (You can see this better on the finished card)

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To decorate the card, I have cut out some shapes from Maja papers: heart background, celebration, star tag, (flag and) cloud, castle. The dies are Magnolia DooHickeys.

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I will now show you some details of the finished card, and how the pop-up looks like.

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A close up of the baby.

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Under you see how the front of the card looks like.

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Here is a list of paper used:

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

Camilla

Vintage Baby card

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

5 April, 2017 -

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Hi! Here comes a new card where I have used the sweetest collection called Vintage Baby. I will give you the list of paper used at the end of this post. If you are wondering, the paper behind the card is from the Vintage Summer Basics collection and is called 1905

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I have also cut out two butterflies from a paper from the Vintage Spring Collection called 6th of May.

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This is a baptism card for a girl, so I have used papers in pink tones. I have also made two postmark stamps with Maja papers and a Magnolia die. The main image is a stamp from Stempelglede.

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The pennants are made with a die from Magnolia, and I have fasten the letters on to them. I have used a beige Maja paper here.

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The teddybears are from the bottom of a Maja paper. I have used gold embossing on the flag. The text is made with a stamp from Stempelglede.

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A close up of the flowers.

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The card from another angle.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Hope you liked the card! Here is the list of papers used:

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Camilla

Two baby boy cards.

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

11 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today sharing two baby boy cards that I made using the gorgeous Vintage Baby collection.

Let’s have a look? I absolutely love how beautiful the colors can be combined with a hint of turquoise.Lots of layers, lace here- everything to get the shabby look I love.

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and the second card with the same palette:

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The Vintage baby collection used:

Have a lovely weekend,

Hello Sweet Baby Boy

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 January, 2017 - , , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja friends,

Today I am here with you all to show you a card I made with the lovely “Vintage Baby”collection! I am getting more and more addicted to that collection because of the soft colors and that you have both blue & pink sheets in it. For today it’s a baby boy card with handmade flowers and a rattle shaker with metal pieces in it {also some beads and glass glitter}

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I cut out different pieces of the blue & darker brown papers and placed them on top of each other to get more dimension, underneath the last layer I added some cheese cloth and a paper doily that I cut in half. The card is all made out of dies from a manufacturer I design for. Sorry for the different shades in the pictures but we have some bad weather and my camera is acting up!

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What is great about using dies is that you can make your own flowers and you don’t have to worry about the colors not fitting well on your work. I always had a problem finding the perfect blue shade color for my work and now that problem is being solved by making my own flowers. Maja Design papers really allows you to make beautiful paper flowers from their collections because of the high quality & thickness of the papers.

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Actually I used three other Maja Design collections here too, the blue flowers are made with “Nyhavn”collection! The flower with the beads in the center is made with the “Vintage Romance” collection and the feathers & leaves are from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection and they all go so well together don’t you think so too??

Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1905 bs, Nyhavn: Old Townhouses bs, Vintage Romance: Marriage proposal bs, Vintage Baby: It’s a boy bs, Adorable bs, Special Delivery bs & Die cuts bs

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Thank you so much for being here with us today and have a wonderful week!

Love

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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.

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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,