Love, Beauty, & Best Friends – Vintage Summer Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

30 May, 2014 - ,

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula, here to share some more layouts that I made for a friend as a high school graduation gift.


Above is the first layout: LOVE.


The 2nd layout: Beauty.

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and Finally,above, the last layout:  Best Friends.

I used the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics paper collection to create each one of these pages.


For the first layout, Love, I used the papers:  “1910”, “1916” (bs); Other Supplies used for this layout included:  We Are Memory Keepers Luckys bracket punch; Dry Sand chalk ink from Prima/Ingvild; lace from my stash;

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Petaloo flowers; adhesive chipboard flourishes from BoBunny and acrylic paint from FolkArt in Warm White.  Here are some up-close detailed photos.

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I also used some chipboard adhesive flourishes and accents from BoBunny.

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For the 2nd layout, “Beauty”, the Vintage Summer Basics papers used included:  “1899” (bs); & “1905” (bs).

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Other supplies used for this layout included:  CTMH clear frame; FolkArt acrylic paint in Vintage White; Melissa Frances silver glass glitter; TCWS Harlequin stencil & Liquitex Modeling paste;

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frosting flourish sticker from EK Success; Prima alphabet letters; Prima flowers, and lace from stash.

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And finally, the “Best Friends” layout was created using papers “1891” & “1925.”  I did add a piece of Vintage Spring Basics paper, 7th of April – the polka dot circle.

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I then placed my photo and layered on some transparent frames from Heidi Swapp and Recollections.

best friends 2I punched the background bracket frame with a Lucky 8 punch from We R Memory Keepers.

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Other supplies used for this layout included:  transparent flourishes from My Mind’s Eye; chalk ink from Prima/Ingvild in Dark Bark; flourish stamp from my stash; polka-dot stamp from Kaisercraft;&  CTMH ink in Cocoa Brown.

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Thanks for looking! I hope something here has inspired you to create something amazing today! Hugs!

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  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    you have the very best “step outs” ever!!!! I lvoe seeing how you make your amazing projects

  • Maryann says:

    3 really beautiful Lay Outs here, that´s for sure. Gorgeous choise of papers and the colors are just melting together in one beautiful image here on each LO. Just gorgeous work.

  • wow wow wow !!! such amazing work , with beautiful details and element s… stunning x

  • mm Maja Nowak says:

    Great layouts, Nancy! Thanks for sharing your tips and instructions 🙂

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I have to agree with Jennifer. You have the best step outs. Everytime I see your postings I scroll down to see if you have done them and I go like “YES!!!” every time. Thank you for all the effort you put in. I absolutely love to be able to follow your creative process. It’s so inspiring.

  • barbara macaskill says:

    OMG! Stunning! I am always stunned by the beauty of these projects! I want to be like you when I grow up! LOL