Monday, December 22, 2014

Believe Holiday Tags and Cards

Your holiday packages should be as fun to decorate as they are to give. Create some pretty, layered gift tags and cards using the "Believe" collection.



I started creating the tags by inking the edges of 6 1/2"x 3" kraft tags.  Next, I layered "Believe" patterned paper, cardstock stickers, and diecuts.




You can create a variety of different tags by mixing the lovely colors and patterns in this collection.



I used foam adhesive to give some of the diecuts and stickers dimension.  I finished by adding flowers, ribbon, twine, and bells.



I created these cards with the Believe collection Card Making Stack.  These fabulous cards are printed with the patterned papers from the collection and are ready to decorate.  I layered lots of my favorite stickers and diecuts.


Its not too late to create decorative tags and cards. They are perfect for all of your packages and gift bags.  


Supplies:
Authentique  Believe collection: "details" 12x12 cardstock sticker, "components" 6x12 paper die cut, "petite diction" mini word sticker, "authentic life cards" - 3x4 & 4x6, 12x12 paper pad, Card Making Stack
Petaloo flowersOffray ribbon
Fiskar border punch
GlueArts Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Tsukineko MementoLuxe Ink
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape Adhesive
American Tag Company kraft tags
Top Dog Dies Cherish Doilies and Tags Die Set


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Designer Week: Wrapping up the week with Emily



This week is "Designer Week" here on the Authentique Paper blog! We want to showcase all of our amazing designers and we thought our fans may want to get to know the people behind the amazing projects featured on our blog.

Emily Lanham

Emily joined Authentique Paper as a member of our first Design Team and she quickly stood out as someone who was capable and willing to do more than design beautiful projects. We asked her to be our Design Team Coordinator and true to her kind personality, coupled with her natural ability to bring a group together, she has lead our team since 2011. True to all blessings being a curse, her knack for social media lead us to once again add to Emily's tasks within the Authentique Paper organization. She is currently our Design Team & Social Media coordinator and has helped out in many other areas of our company! She is sassy, sweet, loves to laugh and we are blessed to have her as a part of our team!


10 random fun facts:

  1. I broke both of my legs when I was 4 years old and had to learn to walk all over again. 
  2. I took piano lessons for 10 years and I haven't played in almost 12 years but I can still sit down at the piano and pick up where I left off years ago. 
  3. My husband has been one of my best friends since we were 10 years old but I refused to go on an actual date with him until about 5 years ago. It was the best date I'd ever been on. 
  4. We got married after dating for only 6 months. He fulfilled my lifelong dream to get married at the beach. Yes, I jumped in the ocean in my wedding dress. I couldn't resist!
  5. I am obsessed with Zumba/Cardio Dance classes. I go to class at least 3-4 times a week. I have been known to bust out some zumba moves at weddings and other events that involve dancing... or when cleaning my house. 
  6. I started making hair bows a year ago for my daughter. Since then I opened an online shop and turned my hobby into a second full time job (after Authentique, of course!) and I work from my craft nook in our upstairs loft. 
  7. I love to cook and try new foods. My husband thinks I should open a restaurant. 
  8. I collect the Starbucks "You Are Here" mugs. So far, my collection consists of 28 mugs.
  9. I am from a very small town, my closest store for ANY shopping is Wal-mart (still about 8 miles away).... I am there literally every day. My co-workers all tease me about this. 
  10. I have overcome a lot within myself this year. After a lifelong struggle with weight, I have managed to lose over 60 lbs and keep it off. It makes my heart happy when I hear that I have inspired others to do the same. 
5 must have tools for crafting:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Ribbon/Trims
  • Stapler (yes, I use this in crafting!!!) 
  • Quick Dry Adhesive
  • A drawer full of random alterable items (I love picking these up at thrift stores!)
My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:





Emily's Crafty Space:




We want to offer up a little prize pack to a lucky fan! Simply leave a unique comment on any post from this week and you are entered to win! We will announce winners here on the blog on Monday!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Designer Week- Get to know Hilary & Keely!


This week is "Designer Week" here on the Authentique Paper blog! We want to showcase all of our amazing designers and we thought our fans may want to get to know the people behind the amazing projects featured on our blog.

Hilary Kanwischer

We don't know how Hilary does it, she works very long hours at her full time job as a firefighter and still comes home and cranks out some of the most amazing projects that we have ever seen. She is a true talent and a very kind & giving person. We are incredibly delighted that we crossed paths with her and are able to share her amazing projects with all of you! 


10 random fun facts:

1.  My favorite color is blue
2.  I once swam in the 53 degree water of the Colorado river.
3.  I was adopted when I was 6 days old and in 2008, I located my birth mom.
4.  I could leave my home decorated for Christmas all year long.
5.  I jumped from an airplane and I highly recommend it.
6.  I used to compete in horse shows.
7.  I'm secretly obsessed with Dunkin Donuts  iced Carmel lattes!
8.  My dream is to move to Vermont and open a country store.
9.  I love all things crafty and vintage!
10.  And last but not least....Today is my 20 year anniversary with the Fire Department!


My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:






Hilary's Crafty Space:






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Keely Livings

We've been a huge fan of Keely's work for a while. Since we discovered her during a blog hop with Want2Scrap, we have had our eye on her! Finally, when we had an opening, we knew she would be the perfect person to fill the gap in our team! She is just as sweet as her smile shows in photos and we love having her on the A-team!



10 random fun facts:

1. I'm an Advanced Practice Nurse by day.
2. I love being a homebody
3. My favorite color is RED
4.  I collect Santas and get a new one every year for my birthday 
5. I love working out and running 
6. I love iced coffee and drink it everyday
7. I love to sing but can't carry a tune with a bucket
8. I'm technologically challenged
9. I'm the proud mommy of 2 teenaged boys and 3 puppies
10. I love everything vintage

5 must have tools for crafting:
Distress Ink
Scor-Tape two sided craft tape
Microtip scissors
Chipboard
Self adhesive bling 

3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:




Keely's Crafty Space:




We want to offer up a little prize pack to a lucky fan! Simply come back each day this week and get to know more of our design team, leave a unique comment and you are entered to win! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Designer Week- Fun with John & Kay!


This week is "Designer Week" here on the Authentique Paper blog! We want to showcase all of our amazing designers and we thought our fans may want to get to know the people behind the amazing projects featured on our blog.

John Petersen

We don't know that there are enough words to describe what a ball of fun John is! From the moment we met him, we were absolutely in love with his personality & humor. There is never a dull moment with this guy and we are very happy to have him as a part of our team. Not to mention, he's incredibly creative & talented! 




10 random fun facts:
  1. Middle child so I have Jan Brady syndrome (Marsha Marsha Marsha, it’s always Marsha!)
  2. I’m addicted to shopping at Costco and I don’t know how to shop at a “regular” grocery store
  3. I can’t watch a movie all the way through, I get bored and restless
  4. Love to spend time in the garden and weeding is relaxing
  5. I hate to fly and don’t like heights
  6. Don’t like the color yellow
  7. I don’t respond to Jonathan because that’s not my name
  8. Allergic to coconut but love me some McRib
  9. Can’t wear (yellow) gold – I break out in a horrible rash!
  10. I have naturally curly hair, think Diana Ross in humidity

5 must have tools for crafting:

  1. Scor It Tape
  2. Therm-O-Web 3d dots
  3. IMAGINE Crafts Craft Mat
  4. wax paper to use with my die cutting machine
  5. “squishy” gripped craft knife
  6. Authentique Papers
3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:



John's Crafty Space:


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Kay Fatula

When we first came across some of Kay's layouts, we KNEW she would be a perfect addition to our team! The layering and detail that she adds to a single 12x12 page is amazing. Not to mention, her creativity is versatile! She is also a true sweetheart! 



10 random fun facts:

  • I'm a Quality Analyst with over 15 years experience in this field & work in an office in a typical 9-5 corporate atmosphere
  • I'm bilingual.  Am fluent in both English & Spanish & can understand & speak a little bit of French
  • I'm a certified Zumba instructor
  • I still enjoy a good cartoon especially the classics like Tom & Jerry or Looney Toons
  • I'm a big horror book/movie buff and especially enjoy reading books by Stephen King. Under this category is my love for shows like 'The Walking Dead' and I'll forever be a fan of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
  • I find the supernatural intriguing along with the concept of wizardry & 'magic' which is why I'm a loyal Harry Potter follower as well
  • I can quote just about every single line from infamous 80's movies such as 'The Breakfast Club', 'Ghostbusters' or 'Sixteen Candles'
  • If I could be in my PJ's 24/7 I would!
  • I can put together all types of furniture, shelves, fixtures etc...better than my husband.  I'm a bit of a tom boy in this sense
  • I can't swim.  I now have a house with a pool but cannot really use the pool.  This is a prime example of 'ironic'!
5 must have tools for crafting:
  • Dimensional embellishments
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mists/Inks
  • Stamps
  • Diecuts wooden or chipboard such as small ornate frames, arrows, clocks etc...
3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:



Kay's Crafty Space:



We want to offer up a little prize pack to a lucky fan! Simply come back each day this week and get to know more of our design team, leave a unique comment and you are entered to win! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Designer Week- Fun Facts with Audrey and Shellye!



This week is "Designer Week" here on the Authentique Paper blog! We want to showcase all of our amazing designers and we thought our fans may want to get to know the people behind the amazing projects featured on our blog.

Audrey Pettit

Audrey is another one of our long term dt members. We were flipping through a crafty magazine and saw one of her projects and KNEW that we wanted/needed/had to have her on our team! Not only is she super talented, but she is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. 



10 random fun facts:

1. I just gave up all soda this past month, and it's kinda killing me.
2. David Tennant is my Doctor.
3. I can't seem to go for a walk outside without picking up some little piece of nature and bringing it back home with me.
4. Crafting and making things is a hobby that I've had my entire life, for as far back as I can remember.
5. Brown is actually my favorite color, although most people would claim it's not even a real color.
6. I just finished reading the entire Harry Potter series for the third time.
7. My scrap room is the craziest disaster mess that you've ever seen.
8. I decorate my house for every season and holiday.
9. I've had a super huge crush on Robert Downey Jr. for pretty much my entire life. Iron Man all the way!
10. I don't usually go more than about a day without working on something crafty, otherwise I'll go into a bit of withdrawal.
5 must have tools for crafting:

1. My Therm O Web tape runner
2. Aleene's Tacky Glue
3. Ribbon or trim
4. My Stampin'Up rubber-cutting scissors
5. Brown ink pad

3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:




Audrey's Crafty Space:



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Shellye McDaniel

Shellye has also been on our team since close to the beginning. We are always thrilled to see what type of projects she will come up with at every collection release. She is incredibly creative and a southern sweetheart with the cutest little accent! 

Random fun facts:

1. I sing tenor
2. I'm a surgical scrub nurse in Labor & Delivery
3. I can moon walk
4. My favorite drink is coffee...cold or hot
5. I've lived in Iowa, twice
6. I love all types of music

5 must have tools for crafting:

1. Sewing Machine
2. Good scissors (for fabric/ribbon)
3. Fabri-Tac
4. Scoring Tool
5. 12X12 Trimmer

3 of My Favorite projects created with Authentique Paper products:



Shellye's Crafty Space:


We want to offer up a little prize pack to a lucky fan! Simply come back each day this week and get to know more of our design team, leave a unique comment and you are entered to win! 

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