Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A St Patricks Day Greeting with a Sweet Treat

Hi Authentique Fans! Pam here today sending you A St Patrick's Greeting with a little sweet treat! The Authentique Shamrock Collections is just a sweet collection full of hues of green with splashes of pink and lots of vintage images! 

This fun filled trio-fold card measures 6 1/2" x 5" when it is finished. There is plenty of space to write a fun sentiment inside along with a pull our waterfall photo card that could be added to your planners, scrapbook page, or have as a keepsake.

Begin by folding a piece of 6 1/2" x 12" pattern paper at the 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 9 3/4", and 10" marks.

Adhere mats and border strips. HINT: Make sure to form pockets with the border strips at the bottom of the card  by only adhering the strips on 3 sides to create the pockets.

Add fussy cut vintage images, stickers and Epherema Cards to inside of card.

Add a few stickers to inside using pop dots and gemstones.

Add a separate  3 1/2" x 5 1/4" Waterfall card to place in the pocket.

Decorate each page with stickers, scallop border at the bottom and gemstones.

 Create a tag; add to front of card with pop dots... HINT: This a fun place to hide a gift card!

 Add a ribbon bow, a few fussy cut images and stickers to front of card with pop dots.

Create a few planner picks with stickers and paper clips... HINT: Planner picks on paper clips will help hold the card closed.

I couldn't help to share with you a fun sweet treat made using 2 tags and the Make it 3D die!

Photo 1: Cut 2 tags that will measure to the size of the box you are using!
Photo 2: Cover front and back of tags with pattern paper.
Photo 3: Create box
Photo 4: Add prepared tags to two sides of box. Add pattern paper to open side and inside of box.

Decorate sides of prepared candy box.

Fussy cut images add to sides of box with pop dots along with stickers

Fill with your favorite candies; tie at top with twine and ribbon and a tag from the Shamrock Detail Sheet!

Thank you for stopping and may the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Authentique Supplies:
Shamrock Collection Paper
Emerald Details Sticker Sheet

Sizzix Make It 3 D Die
Scallop Border Punch
MayArts Ribbon

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Wearing of the Green Card Tutorial with Authentique Shamrock

Hello, Friends!  Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day?  Having an Irish heritage, I love to celebrate this fun holiday, how about you?  I can't think of a better way to celebrate than by creating a trio of vintage style cards with Authentique's gloriously green Shamrock collection. 

Each card is 5" square with a top fold.  I've used the same basic "recipe" for each card. Because, let's face it, when you have to make several cards for an event or holiday, you just can't beat assembly line style crafting!

This is such a scrumptious paper collection!  The patterns are a wonderful mix of shamrocks, stripes, dots, Celtic knots, horseshoes and fabulous images.

I've accented each card with some homemade embellishments, ribbon and beautiful flowers. 

The sticker sheet is loaded with great little add ons that totally take the cards to the next level.

But I didn't forget about the inside of the cards!  Each one is like a little celebration all on its own.

So are you ready to learn how to make these fun, interactive cards?  In the YouTube video below, we will take a little tour of each card. Then, we will make the cards together, starting from the base, to the inside folio, to the cover design.  This is such an easy card recipe that you will be able to adapt it and use it with any collection in your stash.  It's easy to adapt to any occasion, too.  So let's get started!

How to Make a St. Patrick's Day Card with Authentique Shamrock

May the Luck of the Irish be yours!

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