Vintage Autumn Basics lay-out & card

Posted by Romy Veul

7 October, 2013 - , ,

Maja Design never ceases to amaze me with their gorgeous papers, but the “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection really knocks it out off the park in my opinion. I just love everything about this collection: the romantic colours, the timeless designs and, most of all, the fact that this collection has both a masculine and a feminine side. Today I will show you a lay-out and a card that I made with this beautiful collection. For my lay-out I focused on the masculine papers, whereas I choose the more romantic and feminine papers for my card.


My brothers really don’t like it to get their photo taken, but sometimes I succeed in sneakily taking one. I just loved how this photo of the two of them turned out and couldn’t resist scrapping it with these blue and boyish papers.


Supplies: Maja Design: patterned papers (Vintage Autumn Basics: No. XI, No. XIII, No. XIV-bs, No. XVI, No. XVII, No. XVIII-bs, No. XIX, No. XIII-bs, Heritage); Prima Marketing: Resin Birds, Small Typo Bulbs, Junkyard Findings Trinkets; Bo Bunny: doily; Rayher: pearls; Martha Stewart: border punch Cherish; EK Success: border punch; Tim Holtz: Distress Ink ‘Walnut Stain’; Other: twine.


I did quite a lot of fussy cutting on this lay-out. I usually like to embellish my lay-outs with flowers and seam binding, but decided to use fussy cuts instead of them on this lay-out. The clocks are cut out from the No. XVI sheet, the hot-air balloons are cut out from the No. XIII sheet and the title is cut out from the background sheet: ‘No XIX’. I attached the clocks and hot-air balloons with foamtape, so they would stand out a bit more.

I also have a card to share that I made with the more feminine papers from this collection. My boyfriend and I got to celebrate our very first ‘anniversary’ last week. We have been together for only one month and although this is nothing compared to a 30th wedding anniversary or so, I couldn’t resist making him a card to celebrate this. The romantic papers from the ‘Vintage Autumn Basics’ papers were simply perfect for making a card with a love theme to it.

2Supplies: Maja Design: patterned papers (Vintage Autumn Basics: No III-bs, No. V, No. X, No. XVI, No. XVIII-bs); Prima Marketing: resin heart, alphabet stickers; Tim Holtz: Postage Stamp frame die, distress ink ‘Walnut Stain’; Spellbinders: Lacey Circles dies, Scalloped Heart dies; Martha Stewart: Doily Lace border punch; Queen & Co: pearls.

Thank you for your visit to the Maja Design blog today! I hope you enjoyed my post.

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  • Such a beautiful page…LOVE it!! Your card is really nice also. You are always very inspirational. Thanks!! xo

  • Rea says:

    Beautiful layout and card. Vintage Autumn Basics is so sweet.

  • Both projects are stunning Romy! I agree, the papers work so well for both masculine and feminine pages! I love the photo you caught of your brothers, so natural and unposed….beautiful! (awesome card as well! ) xo xo

  • Awesome layout… it’s great that you were able to get a pic of both of your brothers together!! I love the mix of blues & browns and all the layers!!

    Super sweet card… I’m sure your boyfriend will love it!! And… one month at a time is how you end up having a 30 year wedding anniversary!! hugs… Tracy

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    great details and layers as always. You made a perfect masculine Lo for your men

  • Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Love both your LO,& card,Beautiful work!

  • Such beautiful projects Romy! LOVE the layout…and the card is gorgeous!