For Daddy

Posted by Maja Nowak

17 June, 2014 - , , , ,

Morning, Maja Fans! Welcome to the Maja Design blog today, it’s Maja here to share some Father’s Day inspiration.

I know many of you have already celebrated Father’s Day, but in Poland it comes on June 23rd and so we’re just getting ready with all the attractions 🙂 My boys asked me to make a layout for daddy with their photos and frame it so that he can put it on the wall in his studio. Knowing that, I had to go really flat which was a real challenge, I tell you! But finally I managed to make this:

mdremDo you recognise the base papers? Yeah, that’s Coffee in the Arbour 🙂 It seems romantic shabby chic papers can do great for masculine projects too! And do you remember the patchwork background cards I shared in my previous post? I used the same technique in the background of my layout:

mdrem1I punched some squares from the Life in the Country and Gammaldags Jul papers to add some red accents to the blue and brown colour palette, machine-sewed through them and then stamped some motives:

mdrem3I added the title using a metal plaquette:

mdrem2And finally a very humble – as for me – flowers and embellies cluster. I love adding metal charms! 🙂 I also brushed white gesso over the roses to match them to the whitened edges of the papers:

mdrem4So, we have the layout for daddy, and my elder son made a matching card using the same papers 🙂

mdkmdk1My younger son is a more of the drawing type, so he’ll be hand-drawing his card for Dad. And now we are almost ready to celebrate 🙂


Layout: Coffee in the Arbour: Smell of freshly brewed coffee bs, Butterflies are free bs, Blueberry cupcake, Blueberry cupcake bs; scraps of the Life in the country and Gammaldags Jul papers.

Other: flowers: Prima, stamps: Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, Teresa Collins; wooden face, chipboard: Stempell & Kartoon; metal charms – from my stash.

Card: Coffe in the Arbour: Butterflies are free bs; Life in the country: Porch, Our Dear Summer Cottage.

Other: dies: Marianne Design, stamps: Marianne Design, Lemonade; twine: Divine Twine; charm: from my stash.


see you soon!


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  • Maryann says:

    A realy beautiful LO, that I´m sure, their dad is going to love to have on his wall to look at every day. Clever boys to think this far.
    Happy Fathers Day to you when it gets there.

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just LOOOOOVE to see combined collections. You did great on this. Especially love your stitching and the fact that your sons were involved in this.
    Father’s day is in November in Sweden. 🙂

  • Who knew you could make a guy style page from those pretty pretty new papers! But you did! And it looks amazing Maja! I just love your style! xo

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    spectacular card and what a great strong page.