Your Time to Shine – Vintage Summer Basics

Posted by Nancy Hanttula

16 May, 2014 - ,

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  It’s Nancy Hanttula here again.  This week I am sharing a layout I created for a friend of mine, using the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics paper collection.


I am not sure how it works in many parts of the world….but here in the United States, it is that time of year when all of the Seniors in High School are preparing to graduate.  A friend of mine asked me to create a layout for her daughter’s best friend, as part of a graduation present.  Well, actually, she gave me a bunch of pictures she wanted me to scrapbook for her, and this is just the first one I have finished.

Your time to shine

Believe it or not, I like to create layouts using others peoples photos.  Sometimes I just need a fresh perspective, or maybe it’s just a new subject.  Whatevever it is, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this page.

After I chose my background papers,  I added some texture using modeling paste and a Prima stencil.

background texture and stenciling

After the modeling paste dried, I wanted to use a piece of lace from my stash, but I wanted to back it with some paper…..I glued the lace down onto the Vintage Summer Basics back-side of the paper “1903”.

backing the lace with paper

Then I cut it out and layered it onto the page.

lace on background

After gluing on the photo, I layered a big transparent clock from Kaisercraft onto the photo.  I don’t know about you, but I have this huge collection of transparencies that I seldom even think of to use.  So, in my effort to use more of my hugely amassed craft supply “stash” – and so that I don’t end up on the show “Hoarders” one day 🙂 , here is an effort to use some of my transparencies.


I tucked some pink paper streamers (cut in half and bunched together) and glued them down just under the outer edges of the large transparent clock.

details 2

I also tucked some lace just underneath the bottom edge of the 2nd background layer.

layering lace

There are a lot of layers to this piece that are hard to see in a photo taken from the front.

multiple layers

Specific Vintage Summer Basics papers used in this layout included:  “1910”; “Minner-Memories”; & “1903” front and back.

Other supplies used for this project included:  Prima/Ingvild Chalk Ink in Dry Sand, Vintage Pink, & Dark Bark; ribbon and lace from my stash; Prima flourish stencil; Liquitex modeling paste; Kaisercraft clock face transparency (large); small frosted transparencies from Michaels; brads from Recollections/Michaels; roses from Michaels; adhesive pearls from Prima; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Tombow Permanent adhesive; pink paper streamer from my stash; Chalkboard vinyl title from Recollections/Michaels; white Craft Smart chalk marker & chipboard flourish from Dusty Attic.

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

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  • Ohhhh! how lovely and elegant! The Maja paper you used is the perfect backdrop for the texture stenciling you did, the contrast is beautiful! It’s so nice to see all the close-up shots where we can see all the pretty layers! Beautiful work Nancy! xo xo

  • Maryann says:

    Soooo beautiful Lo made with these gorgeous papers here. I´m sure that friend will be more than pleased with this, as it´s so gorgeous and with really beautiful details everywhere you look at it.

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    gorgeous and innovative!

  • stunning work x

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love seeing your tutorials. They get me so inspired. Love this creative layout. Stunning.