Love – Vintage Spring Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

7 February, 2014 - ,

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here, back again, this time to share a layout I created with the gorgeous springtime papers from Vintage Spring Basics paper collection.


I absolutely love this photo of my husband and my son when he was ever so little.  They really do grow up way too fast.


For this layout, I tore the papers in a curved arch, used brown acrylic paint around the edges to frame the page, and added circles to my design.  At first I had the circles all lined up in a perfect circle…but when I was arranging the composition, I jostled everything around, and I liked the look of it so much, I decided that that is exactly where I wanted the circles to be.alphas

I used some of my vast stash of alphabet stickers as part of the page’s design. (I’m always looking for new ways to use my stuff.)


And I used some basic spiral notebook fringe to border the center curves of the page.

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I used some Liquid Glass from Close to My Heart to add some dimension to some of the circles….I think this is pretty much the same medium as Ranger’s Glossy Accents.  It just gives a little extra texture.


The white flourishes were created with Sizzix flourishes #9, #10, and #11.


Vintage Spring Basics papers used for this layout included:  6th of March, 3rd of April (bs), 6th of April (bs), & 1st of March front and back.


Other ingredients used for this project included:  staples, jaylynn embroidery floss, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tombow permanent adhesive, FolkArt acrylic paints in Coffee Bean & white (around the photo), alpha stickers from Prima, Liquid Glass from CTMH, Sizzix diecut flourishes, and acrylic stamps from Stampabilities & Tattered Angels.


Thanks for looking!  I hope something here has inspired you to create something amazing today…and perhaps, make something ordinary a bit more extraordinary!

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