Hello Maja Fans and welcome to the Maja Design blog today!
Last time I shared a flowery boy layout. But when boys are growing, you need to forget flowers, I guess – especially when you create things to order. And so recently I’d got two orders for birthday creations on the occassion of boys’ 18th birthday, which is the official maturity age in Poland.
The first one was for a boy (or I should rather say, a young man) who loved the sea and intended to study marine science. As Life by the Sea is my favourite marine collection of all time it was a pure pleasure to create this card:
I chose the collection’s navy blue patterns and added some red accents with washi tape and string that I tied into a sailor’s knot:
I die-cut the age number and added the name with stickers. I also added an anchor charm and some real sea-shells 🙂
I really like the way the card turned out and I hope the birthday man liked it too 🙂
Maja Design papers: Life by the Sea: Nautic, Nautic bs, Drop the anchor, Bottle message bs.
Other: stamps: Crafty Individuals and Lemonade, stickers Glitz, dies Die-Namics, charm, string, cheesecloth, seashells – from my stash.
Another creation was a bit larger and more complicated, as the orderer planned to give the birthday man some money. And for that purpose, I think an exploding box is the most elegant way 🙂
I decorated the cardstock base with a mixture of Maja winter collections – mostly using the Vintage Frost Basics papers – in a way that it looks like a traveller’s chest, with belts and “metal” corners. On the lid I put a mini toy car, chipboard gears and stars that I embossed with silver mettalic ep.
When you remove the lid of an exploding box, it opens up, presenting the inside. In my box I decorated the sides so that banknotes can be slided behind the strips of paper. For example, one side features printed (blank 😉 ) ID card and driving licence as the background for the money. I used the signature strip of one of the papers to decorate it:
Another side shows the name and date of birthday, with a bottle of champagne to symbolise the celebration and legality of drinking 😉
In the centre, I placed a paper cake decorated with gears and a chipboard number (and well, yes, flowers! LOL )
Maja Design papers: Vintage Frost Basics: 11th of December, 13th of December, 15th of December, 16th of December; Gammaldags Jul: Vackra Paket; Vintage Winter: Snowmen
Other: printed images, brads: Rayher, stickers 7 Dots Studio, chipboard shapes Scrapiniec, dies Cheery Lynn Designs, glitter Stickles Ranger; washi tape, flowers, toy car – from my stash.
I hope you liked my boy creations (almost) without flowers 🙂
see you soon!