Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Window Easel Framed Card {Maja Design - Vintage Baby}


Hi all!  I'm excited to share with you today this uniquely shaped baby card I recently made.  I tend to be a bit frugal with scrap supplies, I save everything!  Those plastic/transparent pieces that many of your embellishments come on (blooms etc.), I don't throw them out, just in case I can use them later.  I recently found a fun use for them....making easel cards with a peek-a-boo window.  The Maja Design 'Vintage Baby Collection' had all the perfect elements to create the card I envisioned.

  Vintage-Baby-P

I used a variety of papers from the Vintage Baby collection (Die Cuts, Die Cuts-bs, Ephemera, Expecting, Our Little Miracle and Flowers for Mom), I also did a little fussy cutting from Vintage Spring Basics (5th of May) and Coffee In the Arbour (Butterflies are Free).


The bottom part of the card has an area for you to write in your own personal thoughts.  I added some fussy cut blossoms attached with foam adhesive dots so that the window part of the card has something to prop against.

  Baby card photo1

Here is a picture of the card with it's folded shut.  To make the card I cut out the framed baby design from the Vintage Baby Ephemera paper, also cutting out the area behind the baby inside the frame with an exacto-knife. I then laid the card cut out on the brown gingham paper (backside of the Die Cuts paper) and cut a piece slightly larger in wide to the frame piece...and kept the length of the strip the full 12 inches.  I then cut a second piece of the gingham paper to frame the baby frame piece, making sure there is about a 1/4 inch edge.  I then made a fold crease in the long strip at the 6" mark and at the 3" mark.  I cut out the center of the upper part of the 6" rectangle and also out of the matting piece I cut for behind the baby frame.

  Baby card photo5

I then put the card together by attaching the gingham matting paper to the upper 3" of the long card strip and then sandwiching the transparent plastic piece between the matting and the actual baby frame piece.  Now you have a cute peek-a-boo window on your easel card.  The last steps are just adding a few decorations.  I cut out a second baby image from another piece of the Ephemera paper and added it with foam pop dots, I thought it gave the card that extra pop.  I also fussy cut some flowers from the Vintage Spring Basics paper and butterflies from the Coffee In the Garden collection and added them as decorations to my card front.  A few seed beads for my flower centers and bingo, your unique baby card is done!  The cool thing?  Maja also has a beautiful baby boy framed image in this collection so you can make the card for either sex.

  Baby card photo3

It's hard to show in a photo the effect of the see through window so I thought I'd post an extra pic from the other angle, but believe me, in real life the effect is quite striking.  I had a lot of fun creating this special baby card and think you'd enjoy it too!

Don't know where to find Maja Design papers in North America?  An awesome source is The Scrapbook Diaries.  

I based this card on this months Moodboard challenge at Maja Design, I chose to work with the pinks and browns....here is a pic of the Moodboard for February....


You can win a wonderful Maja Design paper collection if you play along using this months board as your inspiration for your project using Maja Design papers.  The winner is announced on the last Monday of every month.....This month that would be Monday February 29th....so you still have time to play and possibly win a lovely Maja prize! You can find the challenge rule HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for the kind comments and feedback, your words always make my day! xo


24 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Stunning and simply breathtaking! Love the window idea and such gorgeous design!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

This is beautiful, Gabrielle! I love your attention to detail.

Lisa Landry said...

Stunning and absolutely adorable!

Hennie Kloppenburg said...

Beautiful card in lovely colors
gr. Hennie

Roosterhead Designs said...

It's breathtaking Gabi! I really love how you use Maja's papers. The gingham is probably my fave on this project! It accents so beautifully. And very clever work with the window! This is super sweet and vintage lovely. I like the Ccloth 'curtain' in the breeze: ) I enjoy your work so much. Thanks for the step by step. ~Karen O

Martie Rollin said...

Such a beautiful baby card...every element builds a lovely keepsake card.

April Rogers said...

Gorgeous card! Oh my goodness.... I adore this style.
TFS. xx
XO Nana

Sylwia-eR said...

So cute....Just amazing!

Redanne said...

OMGoodness, this is just the most beautiful baby card I have ever seen! Love the Maja papers and the image is just so lovely!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh wow - that has to be one of the most gorgeous baby cards I've ever seen!

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning card Gabrielle and amazing details.
Julie x

Patty O'Malley said...

Gorgeous card and details. Would love to have seen a video.

Davi said...

Wow is this a STUNNING card!! The layers, beautiful vintage bable and flowers combine for beyond gorgeous!! I love this beauty!!

Davi said...

Wow is this a STUNNING card!! The layers, beautiful vintage bable and flowers combine for beyond gorgeous!! I love this beauty!!

Janene said...

Beautiful!!! Love the layers and the details! Always a treat to see your work!

Lizzyc said...

OHHHH this is Adorable!! so pretty, so cute so sweet, just love the fussy cut little flowers and the gorgeous details... love this card.. love it!!

Sande said...

Gabrielle
This card is gorgeous and would work for just about any event or holiday. I've never attempted a easel card but it's on my list of must try. Like you I don't throw away anything...scraps, pieces of plastic always thinking I'll have a use for it at some point. I was wondering is you plan on doing a tutorial anytime soon. I love to see the entire construction and how you created the window.

The colorway is beautiful, soft and delicate like it should be for a baby. Just perfect.

Bev Hayne said...

Totally gorgeous Gabi.!! Imagine the joy of a new mother as she opened an envelope to find something so beautiful to welcome her newly-born baby girl to the world!

Mrs_scraps said...

Dear Gabrielle,
I just want to say THANK YOU! You and your creative tutorials in pinterest and youtube inspired me at the beginning of 2014! It was the hardest time in my life, my health was really down. I made simple collages only with paper and colour. But then someday I was reading something about mixed media and found you!! Since that time I come to your blog and you are so great! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Greetings from germany, xoxo nathalie

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback Nathalie, I'm so happy to hear the posts I share have brought inspiration to others! xo

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your lovely feedback Nathalie, I'm so happy to hear the posts I share have brought inspiration to others! xo

SussiPoppins said...

Hi, this card is so beautiful! Hugs

Denise van Deventer said...

Your work is just amazing Gabrielle! So many amazing details and the softness just fabulous! Beautiful!!!

Gina Bloyaert said...

Hallo Gabrielle,
Wat een prachtige kaart.
Ik ga ze maken voor mijn kleindochter die zopas is geboren.
Mvg Gina belgie

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