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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.

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Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥


~~ Happy 60th ~~

Posted by Ania On Monday, February 25, 2013


Made a few boxes for someone turning 60. I suppose I should just have done one big box, but…it sort of looked better like this.


Added lots of Maya Road embellishments to the yellow box…


Love playing with glitter…even though it gets a bit messy…still…can’t let go of using glitter every now and then! And adding clear distress crackled paint to wooden pieces yields a subtle yet lovely effect methinks.


The second box was decorated using papers from ColorConspiracy, stamp from Craft Origine and embellishments from Prima, Crate Paper (that cute brad) and Jenni Bowlin (the tickets).


Every box had room for four of these French macarons (recipe by Banglamarie, in Norwegian. Give it a trry. Makes a few quite yummy macarons :) ). Just ask my coworkers, they seemed to like my Valentines gift this year:




The third box was the simplest one of them all. Simple, but elegant, if I may say so myself. Stamp by Craft Origine, patterned paper by Basic Grey (anyone recall that collection? Like, 2006 or so :) ).


Nevertheless. Give handmade gifts a try. Just make a simple box like this:


Hmm. Can’t recall the exact measurements I used, but it seems to be like, 5,5x11 inches..the main point is: Trace around your gift(s) and build your box accordingly...


When you have the basic box, just wrap another piece of cardstock around – then decorate the boxes as you please. Sucky explaination and sucky photos, but still – you get the gist..the idea was just to let you know – this is quite simple really :)


Right! Off to watch Corpse Bride with Amalie…we watched The Nightmare before Christmas last night, and she got so fascinated she wanted to watch “more movies like that” today. So pleased she seem to appreciate Tim Burton on her own! :)

1 lovely comment to '~~ Happy 60th ~~'

  1. Trude Julie Said,'> 10:32 AM

    Love, love, LOVE those boxes! And I'm pretty sure those macaroons are amazing too!


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