Adorable Eden – Vintage Autumn Basics & Vintage Spring Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

10 January, 2014 - , ,

Happy New Year!  Hello, Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here….back again, and super excited to be on the Maja Design Creative Team for 2014.  I am so humbled to be amongst some of the greatest paper crafting industry “celebrities.”  The ladies on this team are just that, paper crafting superstars!  and I know we all have a whole lot of amazing projects to share with you during 2014!  So, if you haven’t signed up to receive the Maja Design blog posts (delivered directly to your e-mail inbox) you better do it now…you are not going to want to miss the daily inspiration this blog has to offer!

Today I would like to share with you a layout I created for my dear friend and cousin, using the gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection, along with a little Vintage Spring Basics.

pretty baby

When I saw this darling photo of baby Eden, I knew the Vintage Autumn Basics paper collection would be perfect to capture the whimsical feel of the photo.


AND, because I am not one to ever waste a scrap of paper left over from any other project, I also used Vintage Spring Basics (7th of April) in my design.  I had punched some little folk shaped hearts, and used the piece of paper I used to punch them out.  The other piece of Vintage Spring Basics paper I used here (1st of May) can be seen layered on top of the background paper.

using scraps

The laser cut cardstock doilies are from Gina’s Designs.  Because they were a solid white, I didn’t want them to get lost on the page (they are so beautifully delicate), so using a black permanent pen, I colored them black, but only in the lighter parts of the page where they blended into the lighter backgrounds.

doily detail 2

So actually, they are black and white.

doily detail

I also hand-cut out some roses to embellish my design.  I cut the roses from the beautiful Vintage Autumn Basics paper, No. II.  Using some adherent foam, I raised them at different levels to add dimension.

hand-cut roses

Vintage Autumn Basics papers used for this layout included:  No. XVII (background); No. VI (clover-leaf type flower strip); No. II (rose border strip); No. IV (striped punched border); & No. II (hand-cut roses).


Vintage Spring Basics papers used for this included:  1st of May (2nd layer placed over the background paper); 7th of April (punched heart border piece).


Other supplies used here included:  Martha Stewart black lace; Martha Stewart deep edge border punch; butterflies from Reneabouquets; laser-cut cardstock doilies from Gina’s Designs; cameo from BoBunny; bling from Zva Creative, “adorable” sticker from Teresa Collins.

Thanks for looking!  and CHEERS to a wonderfully creative 2014!


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  • Oh my heavens!!!
    She’s is just too precious!

    I love how you created this loveliness around her photo!

  • what a little cutie , this layout is so beautiful and I can tell there is love woven into every section … happiness oozes form this beautiful creation Nancy hugz x

  • beautifully done Nancy and the photo is just adorable! xxx

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    She is such a darling! I always find your creativity so inspiring. This one is no exception. 🙂

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    I always know I’m in for a treat when it’s your day to post Nancy! This page is so feminine and beautiful! The die cut designs add such a delicate element to the page and goes so well with the sweet photo! xo

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    So Beautiful page Nancy! She’s a doll! So happy you joined the team!xo