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 :)

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 :)

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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 ūüėČ

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

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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 :)

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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.

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“Forever Love” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

17 January, 2017 - , , ,

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A huge welcome to¬†you! It’s Tina with you today to share my next Design Team creation.

This project for January, I have titled

…..”Forever Love”….

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This, for me, was a layout of love. Scrapbooking for me is about the memories and sometimes the photos from the most special days of all, aren’t of the best quality but I always insist on using them no matter what. On our special day a professinal photographer was hired, but it was very unfortunate that during the development of our photos that something went horribly wrong. Due to the developing error we we did not receive a great deal of photo’s that were of a good quality or worthy of using to hang on our walls. We depended on our family and friends to help us with photo’s they had taken and this photo is one of them. We were so fortunate to have our two eldest attend our wedding. They were so excited the whole day through. My son walked me down the aisle with my Dad, something I will never forget and treasure always.

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I am mad for anything at present that I can fussy cut from papers. And I found this in the Vintage Autumn Basics No. II sheet that was in my gorgeous Maja stash. I have cut at least a half of this sheet up and layered it in and around the page.

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You can see above in the bottom of the photo the layering of journalling cards that I cut from Vintage Spring Basics “Days to Remember” and also from the Vintage Romance collections “Love Notes”. Amongst the several layers of journal cards I have alternated mats of “Raspberry Jam Cookies” from the Coffee in the Arbour collection. Yes I have mixed a lot of collections this time around . I find the beauty of Maja Designs ranges is that they just blend together so beautifully.
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I have layered the ¬†project with paper doilies, lace motifs, Dusty Attic’s gorgeous chipboards cut up, muslin and even a sewing spool. The sewing spool was wrapped with the bar strip from Vintage Romance’s bside of “Passion”. Passion was used as my background piece with the frame cut from Vintage Romance’s “She’s my Lady”.

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This here, is the side on view of the base of the photo. The lace motif I have used here has been cut into many many pieces and divided throughout the layout to help give it movement.

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I have tucked a few doilies around to help break up the pink from the flowers and the background.

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I just loved these clocks found on the Vintage Spring Basics sheet. I have used the largest of the clocks and cut it to sit behind the photo so it did not overtake the whole layout. I cut some of the smaller clocks with the roses to sit on top of the large one layered.

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From another view…….

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and another…..

Maja Designs Papers used for this project were:

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Maja Designs – Vintage Autumn Basics No.II

679-Raspberry-jam-cookies

  • Maja Designs – Coffee in the Arbour – Raspberry Jam Cookies

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Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Passion -bs

822-Shes-my-Lady

Maja Desings – Vintage Romance – She’s My Lady

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Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Love Notes

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic Ornamental Trim Set

Dusty Attic “Forever”

Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste

Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquid Pearls Chocolate

Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Victorian Velvet

E Line Pearl Crystal Prima Marketing Inc –¬†Pearls and Crystals Item# 300470

A Place To Create’s Lace Motif (large)

Muslin, Wood Sewing Spool, Miscellaneous Wood Heart and Bracket

Acrylic Stamp Set Script

I so hope that you have enjoyed your time here today. If you have pieces of different Maja collections lying around in your stash, why not try combining them together like I have here today. Would love to see what you do!

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.Tina-sign

Vintage Card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

12 January, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to present my first inspiration. ¬†I love vintage and shabby chic style. I’m a big fan of layers, laces and chipboards. ¬†Cards are one from my favourite type of projects to create. Here is my today’s inspiration :
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Papers from the collection called “Vintage Romance” fits perfectly to my project. ¬†I pick few papers and started to prepare the composition. Next was to added some flowers, metal embellishments and chipboard. Cut out elements from the paper and use them like the central point of my card.

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Flowers together with ribbon and laces. Many tiny elements together.

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Vintage stamp with perfect sentence.  Here I used different shades of ink to stamp. It look really nice instead of using a black ink.

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My cards are full of ¬†layers and elements but I always try to make them light. It’s not easy, it takes time ¬†but I love the final result.

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In the end I applied white gesso and splash it with white and gold paint.

Papers used :

825 - When I saw you ds 817 - Love is in the air ds 824 - To be with you ds 839 - Love notes dsVintage-Romance-PVintage-Frost-Basics 

Hope you will like my first inspiration. Hugs :*
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Vintage Romance album

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Posted by Pascale B

5 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with an album featuring the Vintage Romance collection.

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I glued a few papers on the cover. Then I added some die-cuts that I embossed more or less, some chipboards, some flowers and a few strips of lace.

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Vintage Romance album by Pascale


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You will find the same embellishments inside the album.

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Vintage Romance album by Pascale

Vintage Romance album by Pascale

Vintage Romance album by Pascale

I leave it to you the care to discover the album on this video.

Maja Design papers: 

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Vintage Romance collection
She's my Lady Walk with me Love story Love poetry
She’s my Lady Walk with me Love story Love poetry
Love is in the air Engagement Words of love Bride and Groom
Love is in the air Engagement Words of love Bride and Groom
He's my man Together forever Deep love 841 - Vintage Romance Paper pack
He’s my man Together forever Deep love Vintage Romance Paper pack

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Chocolate Box For Grandma

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Posted by Maja Nowak

4 January, 2017 -

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

In Poland we celebrate Grandmother’s Day on January 21st and Grandfather’s Day a day later. Grandparents play a very important role in Polish families. If they live close to their grandchildren, they often look after the kids when their parents are at work and they can’t afford or don’t want to send the kids to a kindergarten. Thus grandparents take an active part in bringing up children, we even have a saying that your childhood ends when your grandparents die. So the bonds are really strong and even though another saying is that parents are to discipline their kids and grandparents are to spoil them ūüėČ I can’t imagine life being complete without having grandparents. And so in my today’s post I’d like to share a chocolate bar box for Grandma, which is a good idea for a small gift to celebrate the day :)

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I chose papers from the Vintage Romance collection that are universal enough to be used for projects not necessarily about romantic love ūüėČ I had a ready-made cardstock base for the box,¬† but you can easily make them yourselves, there are many tutorials in the Internet. I layered some papers in the backround and used a beautiful lady image in the centre:

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I added the flower cluster in matching colours and a stamped sentiment which says: “Grandma, you’re wonderful” :)

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To add some glam, I placed glitter cardstock strips on the sides of the box:

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There is a pocket inside into which you put a chocolate bar, and I added another pocket for a wishes tag, as it would be too uncomfortable to write on the other side of a dimensionally decorated front. I cut out the tag from one of the papers, and also added some stamping to enhance the vintage look:

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Now I need to look for some perfect papers for a Grandpa’s chocolate box :)

 

Here’s what I used to make my box:

Other: stamps: Lemonade, Tim Holtz; dies: Joy!Crafts; flowers, ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts.

 

See you later!Maja-sign