Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Everlasting Love Layout

   Love is always in the air! Our "Everlasting" collection is beautiful and timeless, great for documenting love in any season!

I love this sweet photo.  What better way to capture this special occasion than creating a lovely layout with "Everlasting"?  I started with my favorite patterned paper from this collection and layered with 12" paper strips across the center of the page.  I added decorative sticker strips to the top and bottom of the paper strips.  I then added sequins to the scalloped sticker strip.  

I adhered a lace doily and layered my 4"x 6" photo.  Next, I adhered the title stickers to black cardstock and mounted with adhesive foam.  I then added 3 heart stickers and sticker numbers for the date.  I adhered tiny flowers and leaves with twine to the left of the photo.

Be sure to hop over and check out this amazing collection.  The classic colors and patterns are perfect for so many projects:  Mother's Day,  wedding, prom, and vintage layouts.

Authentique "Everlasting" collection
Petaloo mini flowers and sequins
Therm-o-web dimensional foam adhesive
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape adhesive
paper doily

Monday, September 21, 2015

We Are Family Tri-fold Mini with Legacy

On Mother's Day my husband decided to take several pictures of me & my son.  It's been a while since our last photo session.  Once the photos were all taken I knew I wanted to display a few of them at my desk at work.  While prowling Pinterest I came upon a tutorial for this type of tri-fold mini album that I felt would serve the purpose of displaying several photos & take up little space on my desk.

So with the new 'Legacy' papers I got to work & here's the end result.

The tri-fold measures 9 1/4" inches high by 3 1/4" wide when closed.  I hold it together with ribbon.  Here's the back of the tri-fold where I included two photos I took of my husband & son.  You know I had to include my husband in here somewhere.  :-)

In this photo you can see the tri-fold standing up which is how I plan to display it on my desk.

I've included one pocket on the back that holds my journaling & one decorative tile that displays the definition of 'memories'.

A side view of the tri-fold.  Here you can see that the mini is quite simple & is composed of mountain & valley folds.  When opened it's a type of accordion display.

The covers are made with medium weight chipboard.  Light weight chipboard can also be used.
Finally, here's the front of the mini.  As you can see my husband captured me & my son in many different poses.  In the upper left hand photo you can see my eldest & very furry child Toby.  He just HAD to be in at least one of the photos since the whole time that this photo session was going on he was crying in the sidelines.  Even though he's a dog he seems to know exactly what a camera is & he loves to pose for pictures.

You can find the tutorial for this tri-fold here.  It's a PDF document & the visuals are helpful.  The tutorial is in French.  Good thing I took French for three years in college!  I certainly had to dust off my French for this one.  I've provided my translation of the tutorial below.


Covers - (2) measuring 9 1/4" inches high by 3 1/4" inches wide
Paper to Cover the Covers - (2) measuring 10 1/4" inches high by 4 1/4" inches wide.  Leave 1/2" an inch border around the covers in order to properly adhere the papers to the cover.

This is for the inside of the tri-fold mini.  The dashed lines are fold/score lines.  Solid lines are cut lines.  
Measurements - (1) 12" inches wide by 9" inches high.  
Score at: 3", 6" & 9" inches
This will give you four 3" inch panels.
Insert the paper with the 9" inch side facing the top into a paper cutter.  At the 3" inch mark & starting at 1 1/2" inches cut all the way down to 10 1/2" inches.  Flip the paper over & repeat the same step on the opposite side. 
Finally fold the outer panels valley, mountain, valley, mountain fold.  Fold the small inner panel in the opposite direction from the outer panels--mountain, valley, mountain, valley.  You can find photos for these steps in the PDF tutorial.


Products Used:
Authentique Paper: LegacyCollection, Legacy Components
Ribbon:  May Arts
Other: Felt Flower, Mulberry Paper Flowers, Fabric Flower, Metal Corners

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Seaside Coaster Album

With summer winding down, it's time to gather all of those vacation photos and put them to use! Turn a small coaster album into a fun summer vacation keepsake with the "Seaside" Collection as the inspiration.  

A journal card from the "Enhancements 12X12 Paper" was trimmed down to size with a round die for the cover and then embellished with stickers and Petaloo blooms.

The inner pages of the 4" album, were decorated with prints from the 6X6 paper pad and then inked around the edges with "Sky Blue" Chalking Ink by Quick Quotes.

Again, the journal card was altered to a size that would fit nicely onto the album page.  Stickers were layered on with foam adhesive.

When adding bulky items such as flowers, keep in mind how the following page will lay against it so that pieces don't become bent or creased.

The red/white/blue cording from May Arts compliments the collection perfectly and it's a great add on for tags, as well as a border around each of the pages.  

To the back page of the album, a larger, scalloped chipboard piece was dressed and then attached for extra detail.  

A 2.75" ring was used to hold all of the pages together and left plenty of room for a set of large ribbon bows.  An album this size is ideal for smaller photos.  Use round dies, punches or a wallet size printing option to get the best photo fit for your pages.

Authentique Products: Seaside Collection-  "maritime" 12x12 paper; "voyage" 12x12 paper; "captain" 12x12 paper; "aquatic" 12x12 paper; "seafarer" 12x12 paper;
"journey" 12x12 paper; "buoy" 12x12 paper; "navigate" 12x12 paper; "coastal" 12x12 paper;
"enhancements" 12x12 paper; "components" 6x12 cardstock accents; "details" 12x12 cardstock sticker; "petite diction" mini words stickers; 6x6 "bundle"

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Announcing "Christmastime" by Authentique Paper

After making our list and checking it twice, we couldn't fit all of the ideas into one Christmas line this we kept going! "Christmastime" is a classic Authentique holiday collection. It's full of vintage flare and timeless patterns with a traditional color palette. We love the cardinal birds and intricate ornaments, not to mention the old-time postcards on the Enhancements paper!  

Below are images of each item in the collection, don't forget to peek at the 12x12 Details's a must-have for all of your Christmas projects!

"Jolly" 12x12 Paper- CMT001
St Nicholas at his finest / Poinsettia mosaic

"Peppermint"  12x12 Paper- CMT002
Peppermints & candy canes / Red background cream dot

"Symbolic"  12x12 Paper- CMT003
Cardinal birds / Red and green diagonal stripe

"Evergreen"  12x12 Paper- CMT004
Holly leaves and berries / Old time cursive writing

"Adornment" 12x12 Paper- CMT005
Ornaments and bells / Green background cream dot

"Sentimental"  12x12 Paper- CMT006
3x4 cut-apart vintage Christmas scenes / Red background snowflakes

"Details" 12x12 Sticker-CMT007
Custom-made, matte finish cardstock stickers

CHR001 - Petite Diction stickers
Over 100 mini word and phrase stickers

6x6 Bundle - CMT008
24 sheets of reduced scale, double sided 6x6 pattern papers

Collection Kit - CMT009
Everything all in one place - 12 sheets of 12x12 pattern paper, Details sticker + Mini word stickers

12x12 Paper Pad - CMT010
24 sheets of 12x12 pattern paper, all in one place!

Check back next week for a post full of "Christmastime" inspiration projects from our design team! 

Be sure to you follow us on both Instagram (@authentiquepaper) and Facebook, we often run contests and random giveaways and don't want you to miss out on the fun!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall Fun with Nestled!

Our newest range, "Nestled" was inspired by the outdoors and our natural surroundings. The designs are not so much a fall weather theme, but we drew our inspiration from classic icons associated with cozy things. Cute animals, natural wood, fabric and autumn florals are the basic elements used in the paper patterns.

If you missed the full announcement of our "Nestled" collection, you can view it by clicking HERE

When we made the announcement, this collection was so new that our design team hadn't even got a chance to create with it! Today we wanted to share a few amazing projects from our design team. 

Layout by John Petersen

Card by Audrey Pettit

Card by Heather Conklin

Tag by Heather Conklin

Mini Book by Kay Fatula

Layout by Keely Livings

Card Set by Loes de Groot

For more "Nestled" projects from our design team, Be sure that you follow us on both Instagram (@authentiquepaper) and Facebook!

Since most have a long holiday weekend, we want to give away a "Nestled" prize pack! Simply share  or change your profile photo to the little "love" button above. If we see you wearing or sharing the button above over the weekend, we will pick a couple of winners and send you out the perfect prize pack to kick off your fall crafting! 

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