Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A "Spirited" Two-Page Layout with Kiwi Lane Designs

Today I have a great two-page layout using Authentique's Spirited Collection and Kiwi Lane Templates. In this layout, I wanted to showcase quite a few photos from last year's pumpkin patch visit.
I started with two sheets of Twisted, then layered Oblique and Labyrinth papers that were cut using the Scallops Templates and Paisley Place Templates from Kiwi Lane. I then added large sections of both Conjure and Ominous as my photo "mats".
I then cut a cute bracket using Caution and the Kiwi Lane Tiny Bracket Templates.
Those pumpkins are actually balloons! I flipped the Kiwi Lane Tiny Celebrate Templates upside down, and then added a die cut stem. to make them more "pumpkin-y". Some of the pieces are popped up using some black craft foam and my Xyron 1.5" sticker maker. I love using foam that matches the colors I'm using in my layouts so that it doesn't stand out.
Then I added a lot of details using Authentique's Details 12x12 cardstock sticker, Components 6x12 paper die cut, Petite Diction mini word sticker, and the Stamp Blocks 4x12 paper die cuts. I also scattered a bunch of die cut sequins and stars around the layout.

I love how each page both works together, but can also work separately as well. The Kiwi Lane Templates make it easy to pull together.
Hope you have a few more ideas on how to make your own fun layouts using Authentique and Kiwi Lane.

Supplies Used:
Authentique's Spirited Collection: Labyrinth, Ominous, Twisted, Caution, Dancette, Conjure, Oblique, Foundation One distressed solid, Details 12x12 cardstock sticker, Components 6x12 paper die cut, Petite Diction mini word sticker, Stamp Blocks 4x12 paper die cuts, 6x6 Bundle
Other Supplies: Distress Ink (Black Soot), Xyron 1.5" Sticker Maker, Xyron Mega Runner, Xyron Double-Sided High Tack 1/2" Tape, craft foam, Spellbinders Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents (pumpkin leaves), Mama Elephant Creative Cuts (Confetti), Prima Collection (Flower), ZIG Wink of Stella pen

Be sure to visit our friends at Kiwi Lane Designs! They are featuring projects with our products all month long! 

We also have an Authentique/Kiwi Lane prize pack to give away! Simply stop by Kiwi Lane Designs facebook page and tell them that Authentique paper sent you, then come back here and leave a comment on one of our Kiwi Lane posts over the next couple of weeks. We will announce a winner the first week of November right here on the blog!

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Grateful" Cards with Kiwi Lane Designs

Today I have a couple of card ideas to share with you featuring our adorable Fall/Thanksgiving collection, "Grateful", and shape templates from Kiwi Lane, our product partners here on the blog this week.

My first card focuses on several fun cardstock stickers from the Details sticker sheet, along with a 3x4 journaling card from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper. Love how the sticker and the Enhancement card work together to create a eye catching, two-part sentiment. I added a bit of trim, and some die cut fall leaves made from the 6x6 Bundle paper. The pretty scalloped borders across the top and bottom were made with vellum and Kiwi Lane's Mini Scallops template set.

My second card was made with my father's birthday in mind, so I tried to keep the design a bit more on the masculine side, and added in some stamps to help carry out my birthday theme.

Once again, I used paper from the 6x6 Bundle to create my pieced background, along with another card from the Enhancements Cut Apart paper. And this time, I traced the Mini Scallops stencil onto solid Bundle paper to create the border at the bottom. Then a small Details word sticker adds a final touch.


Authentique Grateful Collection:
6x6 Bundle
Enhancements Cut Apart Paper
Details Sticker Sheet
Kiwi Lane Mini Scallops Set

Be sure to visit our friends at Kiwi Lane Designs! They are featuring projects with our products all month long! 

We also have an Authentique/Kiwi Lane prize pack to give away! Simply stop by Kiwi Lane Designs facebook page and tell them that Authentique paper sent you, then come back here and leave a comment on one of our Kiwi Lane posts over the next couple of weeks. We will announce a winner the first week of November right here on the blog!

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Spirited" Halloween Kit from GoGo Girl Scrapbooking

With Halloween just a few weeks away, it's time to get a jump start on creating space to store those spooky cute photos you will be taking this year! Traci from GoGo Girl Scrapbooking has a "Spooktacular" kit  featuring our "Spirited" collection to get you prepared! 

Here's a little more about this kit:
Our Spooktacular mini book uses the new Authentique "Spirited" paper Collection. The paper line features the traditional orange and black with purple, green, and wood grain added in for a great color scheme. We have used a witches shoe for the front cover to really give the album a bold look. For texture we added a spider covered burlap page. Inside are bags, corrugated board, Glittered pumpkins, ribbons, trim and all kinds of sweet treats. Included in your kit are the stamp block stickers, 12x12 Spirited stickers and the 12x12 Enhancements cards. This kit comes pre-cut with full color instructions.

For more information, visit GoGo Girl Scrapbooking today! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Believe' Christmas Mini Album

If there's something I love to create are mini albums.  I just can't seem to find the time to create as many as I'd like--but when I do manage to get one in--I'm always quite happy with the end result.  

I just finished this 6x6 mini album with the use of the fabulous Christmas themed 'Believe' collection.  This album has a little bit of everything.  It has several flips, extending photo mats, pull out photo mats & pockets--designed to hold many photos in different sizes.
The mini is held together with ribbon & on the cover are a couple of poinsettias & Christmas themed trinkets from my own stash.

The center of the album has a gate fold opening that I've tied together with a bit of ribbon that I ran through eyelets which I punched through the card stock.

It's hard to capture everything this little album I've created a brief video to showcase it.  Feel free to view it if interested in seeing this album in it's entirety.  The video is a bit bright (overexposed) since it was filmed at night & I had limited lighting.  I have yet to perfect my video editing skills!


Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Believe Collection, Believe Authentic Life Cards, Believe A2 Cards
Ribbon: May Arts

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bewitched Halloween Altered Canvas with "Spirited"

Hi crafty friends!  Keely here today to share my Bewitched Altered Canvas with the "Spirited" collection

I started with an 8 1/2" x 11" canvas painted black.  I covered with an 8" x 10 1/2" piece of "eerie" 12x12 paper.

I then started adding strips of patterned paper with layers of diecuts and stickers.  I love watching it come together piece by piece.

This collection has so many great colors and patterns.  I wanted to incorporate as many papers as I could with this project.  Using alternating strips of patterned paper allowed me to do this. I also inked around each piece to give them dimension.

I added the cute lil' trick or treater at the bottom and surrounded her with black gem swirls.  Aren't these journaling diecuts and stickers the greatest?  I love how much personality they add to my projects.

No tricks.  This collection is all treats.  What spirited projects can you create?

Authentique "Spirited" paper collection
Tsukineko Memento Luxe ink
Want2Scrap bling swirls--black
black tulle trim
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape dimensional adhesive

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cozy Winter Fun Gift Card Holders

Today I have a fun tutorial to share with you for creating easy gift card holders using our adorable new Cozy collection.

With the holidays quickly approaching, I know many of us are starting to think about coming up with some quick and easy gift packaging ideas, and these gift card holders are one of my absolute favorites.  They are super quick and easy, and only require a little bit of paper to put together. As a matter of fact, these holders are so small, you can create four of them from a single sheet of 12x12 paper.

They may be small, but don't let these little cuties fool you. The inside is the perfect size for holding gift cards, or even some folded cash if you prefer. And that makes these holders really useful for the holidays, or any other special occasion, too.

Another thing I love about these gift card holders is how easy it is to change out the papers and embellishments to suit whatever theme you may need. I love the Cozy collection for the holidays, and all the winter long.

Here are the steps for creating these simple gift card holders.

For each holder, cut a 3" x 10" piece of Cozy patterned paper. Then along the long side, score at 4" and 8" using a bone folder or scoring tool.

Mark the center along the edge of the smallest end flap. Using a 1 3/8" circle punch, punch a half circle notch out of the edge, centering the punch with the mark on the paper.

Apply strong adhesive on the very edges of the smallest end flap. Be sure to use only a thin line of adhesive to leave enough room in the pocket for the gift card.

Then seal the flap shut to create an inner pocket to hold the gift card.

To embellish the front cover, trim two thin stripes of Cozy patterned paper. My strips are approximately 3/4" and 1/2" wide. Adhere strips to the bottom edge of the cover. Trim away excess. Adhere strips to the inside of the holder, too.

Tie trim all the way around the holder just above the two paper strips, and tie into a simple knot. Keep it a bit loose so that it can be slipped on and off to keep the holder closed. Add a scalloped border sticker from the Details sticker sheet above the trim. Behind that, tuck a snowy hill, die cut using a cloud or hill border die and blue patterned paper.

Affix a round snowflake Details cardstock sticker under the knotted ribbon. Then add another Details sticker to the top of the holder for the sentiment. Lightly color several owls from the 12x12 paper, then fussy cut them out and tuck them behind the hills and snowflake stickers.

Add a few white sequins, and the holders are complete.

Authentique Cozy Collection:
Foxy 12x12 Paper
Nestled 12x12 Paper
Bundle 12x12 Paper
Snug 12x12 Paper
Flurries 12x12 Paper
Details Cardstock Stickers
Die: Cloud Border Die by Taylored Expressions
Trim: Stampin'Up
Markers: Copic
Ink: Clearsnap
Sequins: Craft Supply

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Announcing: "Cozy" by Authentique Paper

The brisk air is right around the corner, it's almost time grab a blanket and get cozy! We tolerate the cooler months for only a few reasons, and when creating a collection for "sweater weather," we instantly knew the emotion we wanted to convey, which mean the name was an easy decision...COZY. Everyone loves to be cozy and the name is friendly and inviting!

With a kraft base, icy blue, winter whites and pops of red, this collection is sure to warm your heart! Six luxurious two-sided pattern papers, two Foundations solids and just the right amount of "extras" make up our "Cozy" collection. We hope this collection warms your heart, just as it has ours!

"Bundle" 12x12 Paper- COZ001
Warm winter hats / Argyle plaid

"Hearty" 12x12 Paper- COZ002
Bird & heart damask / Newsprint dot on kraft

"Nestled" 12x12 Paper- COZ003
Hootie owls / Knit sweater stripe

"Snug" 12x12 Paper- COZ004
Nordic snowflake sweater / Multi color thin vertical stripe

"Foxy" 12x12 Paper- COZ005
Foxy foxes (!) / Whitewashed woodgrain

"Flurries" 12x12 Paper- COZ006
Snowflakes w/ mini dots / Icy blue criss cross snowflake side design

"Enhancements" 12x12 Cut Apart- COZ007
3x4 and 4x6 "cut-apart" journaling & sentiment cards

"Foundation One" 12x12 Heavyweight Cardstock- COZ008
Kraft distressed solid / Mini hand drawn star-flakes

"Foundation One" 12x12 Heavyweight Cardstock- COZ009
Winter white & blue cris cross / Ice blue distressed solid

"Details" 12x12 Sticker- COZ010
Custom, matte-finish adhesive cardstock - TONS and tons of pieces - over 150!

Components Paper Accent- COZ011
Two-sided pre-cut cardstock accents - perfect for layering or card making!

Petite Type Sticker- COZ012
Mini alpha cardstock stickers

Petite Diction Sticker- COZ013
Just the right amount of "cozy" themed words!

6x6 Bundle- COZ014
24 sheets, reduced scale designs, two sided with coordinating solids

12x12 Paper Pad- COZ015
22 sheets of 12x12 pattern paper

Collection Kit- COZ016
(9) double sided 12x12 papers, 12x12 sticker, 6x12 Components, Petite alpha and mini word stickers

No announcement would be complete without a couple of inspiration projects from our Design Team! 
Card Set by Design Team Member Audrey Pettit

Home Decor by Design Team Member Heather Conklin

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