Really Love – Vintage Summer Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

6 September, 2013 - ,


Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here, back again to share a layout I created using the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics collection.


Here is my sweet baby boy, Saylor, when he was oh, so very tiny (well, actually, he was never really tiny…weighing in at 10 lbs 10 oz and 10 days early when he was born).  But he is already 8 years old, and almost as tall as me.   I’m 5’10, so who knows how tall he is going to actually turn out to be.

Now, I would like to share a few of the techniques I used on creating this page.

I first started by stamping along the outer right side of my background paper (the front-side of “1891”) using one of my Tattered Angel’s acrylic stamps, and toward the lower left side to “frame” my larger photo – here I used one of my acrylic stamps from Fancy Pants.  I used the beautiful “teal blue” from Staz-On for my ink.


After I stamped my border image down, I used my X-acto knife to cut around the edges (but not completely through the top)…so I could slide my larger photo into the stamped border.


I also double stamped 2 frame images from my Fancy Pant’s stamps and ripped and distressed the edges to layer around both of the photos.

To create the funky fun flower….I did a bit of up-cycling.


Above is the plastic packaging from a bag of oranges.  I decided to use it to create the flower located in the bottom left corner of the large photo.   Here is how I created it:

1st, I cut out three circles from the plastic webbed packaging (see below).


2nd, I tied the circles in the middle with some embroidery floss.


After doing this with all three circles, I rounded the edges a bit with some scissors, and then staggered the petals, gluing them all down in the center.  I used a low-temp hot glue gun for this step.  I would hesitate to use a “hot” hot glue gun for fear that the plastic may melt.  After gluing them all together, I glued down a button and a little adhesive brad to the center.


I also used some of the plastic netting sparingly around the page.

To create the flourishes…


Using some chipboard flourishes as a stencil, I traced around them and then cut them out….I then inked them using both “Teal Blue” and “Timber Brown” Staz-On ink to give them a bit of a mottled look.


And there you have it…some of the basic techniques I used here.

Ingredients used for this layout include:  Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics papers:  “1891”, “1936”, “Minner-Memories”; Tim Holtz Distress stain in “Antique Linen”; tape used for title work is from the Smash Collection from K & Co.; Candy Shoppe adhesive dots from Queen & Co.; Tombow permanent adhesive; Staz-On inks in “Black”, “Teal Blue” and “Timber Brown”; clear acrylic stamps from Tattered Angel’s “Architectural Trims” & Fancy Pants; scallop border stencil from Memories Forever.

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

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  • Rea says:

    Sweet layout and adorable photo too.

  • Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    What A sweet little baby,Beautiful LO!!!!

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Wow! Talk about creative!!!! The orange bag idea is just too neat!!! I often try and use items from around the house, but never have thought of an orange bag! Thanks for the wonderful tip, Nancy!! And what a stunning page!!

  • Oh my goodness!! Another stunning page Nancy!! I just love the way you so generously share your little secrets with us when you post! Beautiful work hon! xo