Category Archives: Boxes

Blue therapy part II

So here’s my second “blue therapy” project.byraI have used Pion Design’s Siri’s Kitchen to alter this mini chest by Kaisercraft. byra2I wanted to keep it clean since I will use this chest for my necklaces. The papers are so beautiful so they speak for themselves. Flowers and resin by Prima.byra3The lid…byra4And the inside…

I hope you got inspired!Jenny

Walk with me daddy plus some extras…

I created a special card for Johan’s first Father’s Day last year. This layout continues the journey…walk

I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…

Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…walk2All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.walk4I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso). walk3
The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
And here’s what the old Father’s Day card looked like last year, created with the wonderful Vintage Autumn Basics collection…FathersDay1
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fathersday5 FathersDay8I also made a little gift box to go along with it…fathersday_box fathersday_box2I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…sentwithloveThis photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…sentwithlove2I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX. sentwithlove3

I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.
I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny

Chocolate box and gift cone-Mood Board December

This months Mood Board is based on the newly released Vintage Frost Basics collection. It really got me going… Not only do I love the colours, the words were so inspiring…

So I made a gift box AND a gift cone. :)

I used a paper with angels on one side and a very basic vintage pattern on the other. I rolled it into a cone and glued it together. I’ve used one of the stripes from the Vintage Frost Basics collection and a punched star ribbon as decoration. Three layers of lace and ribbon, some flowers and a tag. All done! I filled it up with some gingerbread.

Here’s my second project for the Mood Board. A chocolate box…

I’ve used gelatin for the window…
And here’s what the box looks like on the inside. Empty so far…
I’ve added some flowers, a snowflake and ribbon to the handle.
I’ve used two different stripes for the handle. Very decorative. So don’t forget to stop by the Maja blog for your chance to win a collection of your own choice!

Supplies used for the gift cone:
Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics
4th of December
5th of December
8th of December

The other stuff…
Spellbinders Nestabilities dies
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Flowers and leaves by Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and lace from LSS and Michaels
Snowflake and Stars punch by Martha Stewart
Pen by Zig

Supplies used for the chocolate box:
Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics
16th of December
17th of December

The other stuff…
Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls
Flowers and leaves by Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from LSS
Rhinestone by Prima
Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart

Father’s Day

Last Sunday was Father’s Day in Sweden and hubby was celebrating his first one. I thought I’d try to make it a special one for him.

When I first saw the Vintage Autumn Basics collection I just knew which papers I wanted to use for Father’s Day. The blue ones are absolutely perfect. The chipboard gates makes this card a bit special…
You can see through the gates and spot the card. I’ve used the gorgeous stripes from one of the papers as ribbon on the gates. The rings from 7Gypsies are such good quality and I love the finish.
Roses, roses… I just couldn’t help it. I’m not good at buying flowers for men, feels weird somehow. But he got several made out of paper. :)
You’ve got to have a lock on a gate and who does it better then Tim Holtz…
The inside of the card.
Just LOVE this paper. Marie at her best.
The middle part has been folded and the mini hanger has been used as a clip…
… and when you remove the clip there’s a poem inside that reads… (freely translated)
Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
He also got a little box made out of cardboard, paint and scrap papers…
I’m in love with those golden leaves… They are so pretty. :) And inside the box you could find the following necklace…
It says “Beloved Joel” and has Joel’s birthdate engraved on the backside.
I hope you got inspired! I received my package of the new Vintage Frost Basics yesterday, so don’t forget to stop by later on… I totally freaked out when I saw it. That collection is GOLD and I can’t wait to start using it.
Supplies used:
Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics collection
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XX
XXI
XXII
XXIII
Heritage
 
The other stuff…
Chipboard by Scrap Fx
Gesso
Liquid Pearls White Opal
Pearls by Zva Creative
Rings and mini-hanger by 7 Gypsies
Lock and key by Tim Holtz Idea-ology collection
Flowers and leaves by Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Ribbon and lace from LSS and Michaels
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Distress Marker Chipped Sapphire
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My Garden, altered wineholder and anniversary card-Maja Design Mood Board August

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This months Mood Board is absolutely stunning. Based on the Sofiero collection with it’s mild colours… and my garden photo! :)

I shot this photo with my Iphone, just to send it to a friend. But Marie liked it when she saw it and here it is… It’s on the Sofiero label as well. So here’s my take on this months Mood Board. Of course I had to use the original photo. 😉

I’ve had so much fun with this Mood Board, even though pink isn’t really my colour. I’ve gone berserk with paint, but I actually let the pink remain this time. No black spray paint what so ever. :)

I’ve added a lot of white paint to the roses I’ve used. They were a bit too much for me I think. I’ve had the huge Melissa Frances rose in a drawer for years. Now it came handy, just some white gesso on it.

The doily got stamped with one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamps from the papillon collection. I’ve used diffrerent colours of Distress Ink on it. I’ve used gesso and texture paste on the background, together with coloured acryllic paint of various kind. I’ve also added different Glimmer Glams, Distress Stickles and Glimmer Mists to make it shine a bit.

And here I’ve also used Distress Ink refillers on the background. Love the dimension that Tissue Tape adds. Note that you can see the stamped text through the Film Strip.

I will give you a supply list for all projects later on this posting…

My next two projects are an anniversary present. My sister Britt has been married for ten years to Kjell and I thought that could be worth celebrating. It took them about ten-fifteen years to get married (she eventually had to pop the question herself) so their anniversaries are kind of special to them. I altered a wineholder for them…

Here’s the backside of it. Got to say that this was one of the most funniest things I’ve altered in years. I’m no pinkie, but gosh I love this one. :)

My sister is really going to love this. She loves stuff with lacing, she’s got tons in her wardrobe.

From the other side…

And finally the lid. And here comes a card to go with it…

You may remember that I made a similar anniversary card last year. This time I’ve made the skirt stand out more like a crionline. You can do that with Maja papers since they are so sturdy… I’ve once again used Gabi’s template for the dress since I’m totally useless with drawing myself. Thanks hon, you really make my days easier on me. :)

So what are you waiting for… Hurry over to the Maja blog to see the full details of this challenge. You can win a collection of your own choice!

Supplies used for My Garden
Maja Design Sofiero collection
Enjoying The Fragrance
A Romantic Picnic In The Park

All the messy fun stuff…
Distress Ink refillers Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar
Distress ink pads Victorian Velvet, Mowed Lawn and Spun Sugar
Distress Stickles Tattered Rose
Gesso by Claudine Hellmuth
Texture Paste
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist English Ivy, Cadillac Pink
Claudine Hellmuth Acryllic Paint Traditional Ta
Liquid Pearls

Decorations
Clockface by Prima
Flowers by Melissa Frances, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pearls by Michaels (you can make a bargain at their wedding department)
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Tissue Tapeby Tim Holtz
Stamps by Tim Holtz
Game Spinner by Tim Holtz

Supplies used for the wineholder
Maja Design Sofiero collection
Strolling Down The Rose Path
The Elegante Winehouse
Enjoying The Fragrance
A Romantic Picnic In The Park 

The other stuff
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
Mistable letters by Pink Paislee
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Tattered Rose
Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone and Victorian Velvet
Punches by Martha Stewart
Wineholder and lace by Pysseltagen
Dies by Spellbinders Nestabilities
Bling by Zva Creative
Pearls by Michaels (wedding department again)
Liquid Pearls white

Supplies used for the anniversary card
Maja Design Sofiero collection
Strolling Down The Rose Path
The Elegante Winehouse
Enjoying The Fragrance
A Romantic Picnic In The Park
Exuberance of Flowers In Bloom

The other stuff
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts
Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone
Pearls by Michaels (wedding department again)
Liquid Pearls white
Pearl Maker pink

A little sneak peek of the August Maja Mood Board… and the new autumn collection!

I usually don’t post sneaks of the projects for the upcoming Mood Board, but this time it’s so gorgeous I just had to give you some sneaks from my creations to give you a hint. It will all be published on the Maja blog (and my blog) on Tuesday, so don’t miss it. This Mood Board is a real treat.

These are from my first project…

The second one…

that belongs to the third one.

And… I hope you haven’t missed out on our new banner on Facebook where you can see a preview of our new Vintage Autumn Basics collection…

Remember to stop by and say hello and let us know what you think of it.

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Maja Design Christmas In July challenge!

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What could possibly be better then to step inside from the heat and create some Christmas cards to ease the load in November? We are now having a challenge over at Maja Design where you can win ALL Christmas collections carried in stock! We are talking about FOUR collections. Or 72 papers in total.

All information could be found on today’s blog posting at Maja.
Here’s my inspirational creations for this challenge…

This is Osiris looking out our dining room window, chasing snow flurries. He truely loves that window and has been sitting by it every day since we moved in. I have used my favourite Christmas collection by Maja for this layout, Gammaldags Jul. I never get tired of the classic colours and patterns.

Some bling, flowers and texture paste. I have mounted the middle section on 3D foam to be able to put flowers under it.

I’ve also created a mailbox for Christmas cards. This one holds up to 6×6 cards so it’s quite useful. I have used the It’s Christmas Time collection.

I cut out poinsettias with my Gazelle. The smaller ones are 1″, the larger ones are 1.5″. Those are the days when you wish you had smaller hands…

The lid…

I will name what products have been used later down this posting. First I would just like to post some other Maja Christmas inspiration, even if they were not made for this particular challenge…

Christmas card

Box with Christmas carols

Tealight card with tutorial

Christmas has arrived

Supplies used for My Favourite Window
Maja Design Gammaldags Jul collection
Julbord
Pyntat och Fint
Marknad
Vackra Paket
Goder Afton
 
Martha Stewart punch Cherish
Flowers by Petaloo, Prima and Re-collections
Bling by Zva Creative
Texture Paste
Gesso
Glimmer Mist Tattered Leather
Liquid Pearls
Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart
Retro Flower punch by EK Success
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Distress Marker Walnut Stain
Supplies used for mailbox
Maja Design It’s Christmas Time collection
6×6 pad
Festive Season
Wrap The Gifts
Christmas Thoughts
Die cut sheet
 
Star punch by Martha Stewart
Dies by Nestabilities
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Liquid Pearls
Ribbon slide by Making Memories
Ribbon by Michaels

Jewellery box with tutorial

I thought I’d make a jewellery box for my mother for Mother’s Day this year. This is how it turned out…

Hydrangeas are my favourite flowers (well I have a lot of favourites). I picked my wedding decorations from one of mom’s huge white hydrangeas in her garden. Later on when I got a garden of my own she gave me that hydrangea bush. So it wasn’t hard to decide what papers to use…

The inside of the jewellery box is in two different layers…

And here’s a little guide on how to make one… Thanks to Marianne Skjelstad for the great idea.

For one jewellery box you’ll be needing…
Cardstock
12″ x 5″ for the base
8 3/8″ x 8 3/4″ for the largest jewellery box
5 5/8″ x 6″ for the smallest jewellery box

Patterned papers acc to text below.

Punch Around The Page set
Ink
Ribbon
Embellishments

Fold the base by 4 7/8″. Turn it around and fold it again.

Use a Punch Around The Page set to create the border and ink the edges on both sides of the paper. I have used a Martha Stewart set called Cherish and inked the border with Distress Ink Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain.

Add patterned papers to the base.
3 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ three pieces (two for the outside and one for the inside of the lid)
3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″

Now it’s time to make the actual jewellery boxes…
Start with the largest (8 3/8″ x 8 3/4″) and fold it by 2 1/4″ on all sides.

Cut flaps and ink the folded edges…

Cut out patterned paper in size 3 5/8″ x 4 1/8″, ink the edges and glue it to the bottom of your box.

Then glue the flaps and fold the box together.

The thicker paper you use the sturdier the box will be. These boxes are both made with Maja Design papers that are as far as I know the thickest papers on the market.

Cut out patterned papers to cover the flaps, ink them and glue them into place.
2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ three pieces

Then cut out patterned papers for the remaining walls. Ink them and glue them into place.
2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ four pieces

Also add the third piece of the smaller paper on the outside of the visible part of the box.

If you use very thick high quality patterned paper you can use it for the inner walls. Or you can use lighter papers double. Otherwise you need to cut out cardstock for the inner walls.
5 1/4″ x 1″
2 7/8″ x 1″ two pieces

Fold the 5 1/4″ piece by 0.5″ from each side.

Ink it an glue it into the box

Fold the two smaller pieces by 0.5″ from each side as well and glue them into the box.

You can still see the glue that hasn’t dried yet. It was getting dark and I wanted to take the photos before it got too late. Sorry for that. :)

The base for the box is finished and feel free to decorate it as you wish. :)

Now for the smaller box…
Fold the small box 1″ on each side, cut flaps and ink the folded edges… Basically the same thing you did with the larger box but with smaller measurements.

Cut out two patterned papers in size 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″, ink the edges and glue it to each side of the bottom of your box.

Cut out patterned papers to cover the flaps, ink them and glue them into place.
1″ x 3 1/2″ four pieces

Then cut out patterned papers for the remaining walls. Ink them and glue the pieces on the inside.
1″ x 3 7/8″ four pieces

For the outside… Add some ribbon to each side of the box so you can easily lift the box with them. Also add the third and fourth pieces of the smaller papers on the outside of the the box.

Now it’s time for the inner walls…
Cut out the following from heavy weight patterned paper or cardstock
5″ x 7/8″
2 3/4″ x 7/8″ two pieces

Fold all pieces by 0.5″ from each side and glue them the same way you did on the large box.

Glue the large box so it fits the cover.

When you’ve finished decorating you’re done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you got inspired.

Supplies used:
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection
5th of March
7th of March
9th of March
10th of March
7th of April
Days To Remember

The other stuff…
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set Cherish
Distress Ink Pad Pumice Stone
Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain
Pearl Maker White
Rose by Wild Orchid Crafts
Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals
Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals

Mood board February

So the time has come for the new mood board at Maja Design. And guess what? I’ve actually done an inspirational project this time. :)

FebruaryL
Our own Ivana Camdzic was kind enough to borrow me her wedding photos. As usual I started out with a poem in mind and a palette. Since it is February it is a Valentine/wedding theme. The board is based on the Vintage Summer Basics collection, but you are free to use whatever collection you’d like. Stop by the Maja blog to read more about it.
So, being a romantic fool, I forced myself to get a minute here and there to actually create something for this board. And here’s what I came up with.
I cut out four hearts with my Gazelle for a base, and then four patterned papers for decoration. All papers are from the Vintages Summer Basics 6×6 pad. All flowers have been sprayed with Smooch Spritz Vanilla. The frame has also been cut out with my Gazelle. Pearls by Michaels and Pearl Maker white. Lace by  Magnolia, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.
A little close up…
The inside of the box…

And here is the poem that is used for the mood board…

Favourites from 2012 – all the fun stuff!

I can’t say that everything in this section is altered. And I don’t like to use the meaningless “other” either. So instead I’m referring to it as all the fun stuff. All the creations that I’ve made that are not layouts or cards that is. So here are my favourites from 2012.

A gift for you
My wonderful mother in law bought me some flowers and made me homemade chocolates and gave them to me in a beautiful hexagonal jar. This during a time when I had no energy whatsoever to make any Christmas preparations at all. I altered the jar for her and gave it back in January. This jar is very personal to me since the circumstances during that time period were quite special. I really appreciate what she did for me during that Christmas. She gave me space when I needed it and supported me when I needed her help.

Chocolate cone
I made this chocolate cone for hubby’s birthday in January. I have used one of my favourite Maja collections, Life In The Country. I often use Maja Design papers for altering and other creations since they are so sturdy.

I am no winter person whatsoever. I’m more like a cat that lies in front of the fireplace and waits for it to end. We’ve had a couple of bad winters the past years and one day in January I felt that I’ve had it so I made this mini-album about it. I had saved these gorgeous Bo Bunny papers for a long time. I wanted to make something special with them. Take a look at the original posting to see all the pages inside.

My Summer Memories 
When the spring began to show itself I dreamed my way back to my childhood memories on the countryside. The Maja Design Life In The Country collection is like it’s made for me. I feel my memories in every single paper and I just love it. I had to create something out of it and this is what I came up with. All pages are shown on the original posting.

Easter eggs
Me and a friend got together to create some easter eggs. I made mine bit shabby, not so perfect, using Pion Design papers. They turned out quite nice I think.

My blueberry book
I made this little album as a tribute to blueberries. I absolutely love blueberries so I found it appropriate. I have used the Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection by Maja Design.

I had a giveaway on my blog where you could win the Vintage Summer Basics collection. I thought I’d make the winner announcement a bit more fun so I created this box where I put the names of the participants. I filmed the announcement and put it out on Youtube.
I made this flower basket, using the Vintage Summer Basics collection, for Mother’s Day.

Calendar for my in-laws
I made this calendar for my in-laws, I think it turned out quite nice.

Box with Christmas carols
I took an old box and made it into a box with Christmas carols in it. The songs are in a two ring binder and can be taken out when needed to. Practical and quite nice.

Some mornings you just know… it’s going to be a two cup day
I made this little coffee tray for Marie (founder and designer at Maja Design) when she worked day and night with the Walking In The Forest collection. I filled up the two cups with coffee beans. The Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection was an obvious choice.

Castle for Anton
My best friend since 20 years back gave birth to a son in August. I made him this castle using the Vintage Summer Basics collection. No cardstock for support. That really shows how sturdy Maja papers are.

A little bird told me…

I have a thing for funny cocky quotes. I thought I’d gather some of them in a little mini-album and came up with this one. Made with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.
Well, I guess that’s it. You can find more of my “fun stuff” in the other section. 😉
Happy new year!