Thursday, October 20, 2016

Christmas cards galore!

It is almost the time of year where we'll send and hopefully receive Christmas cards! Design team member Romy has created some adorable Christmas cards anyone would enjoy receiving this holiday season. 

It's Romy here! I would like to show you two cards I made with our beautiful 2016 Christmas collections. I love the traditional Christmas colors in both the Retro and Classic collections! 
For my first card I used the Retro Christmas collection. I choose the red, green and white papers from this collection and used the stickers to accent the center of the card.
As you can see on the picture below, I layered some of the elements with foam tape to make them stand out and add some dimension.
Authentique supplies:
Retro Christmas Bundle 6x6 Paper Pad
Retro Christmas Details 12x12 Cardstock Sticker
For my second card I used the gorgeous Classic Christmas collection. I love the mix of traditional reds and greens. I used the reduced scale 6x6 paper pad and embellished the card with stickers from the Details cardstock sheet.
Authentique supplies:
Classic Christmas Bundle 6x6 Paper Pad
Classic Christmas Details 12x12 Cardstock Sticker

I cut out the Santa Claus image from one of the papers and framed it with a resin wreath. The two postage stamps are both stickers that I adhered with foam-tape. 
I hope I to gave you some Christmas inspiration. Thank you for stopping by!
To View the full collection of Retro and Classic Christmas click the images below!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Memories with "Harvest"

We are excited to spotlight Gwynn Asbury as a guest blogger for an Authentique! Gwynn is a huge fan of Authentique Paper and is one of the sweetest, most genuine people we have ever met! Gwynn has always picked up on the details which set Authentique Paper apart - the quotes we choose to represent the theme of a collection, our commitment to creating high quality products exclusively in the USA, our unique use of color and the nostalgic yet modern designs, to name a few. Thank you Gwynn for being a true, authentic fan and supporter of our company! We are always thrilled to see your creative work!


Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I love pumpkin picking, soups, warm cozy, textured sweaters, and the beautiful mixture of summer and fall colors in nature.  Even though I don't live in a state that has a Fall season (or any seasons for that matter), I can't help but love fall themed stuff.  I love the Harvest collection because it is versatile for Fall, Halloween inspired activities, and of course Thanksgiving. The collection has an awesome mixture of beautiful plaids, fun polkadots, and leaf patterns.  
An added benefit of this collection is the awesome texture of the pattern paper.  I'm a texture girl at heart and can't help but run my hands over all things with fun, fuzzy inviting texture.  This collection went perfectly with photos from a pumpkin picking adventure we had a few years ago - complimenting the lovely green, orange, yellow, brown, and sky blue. 
To add a little more fun, I paper pieced some pumpkins, which also doubled as my embellishment clusters using some cardstock and circle punches.
  One of the clusters I designed on top of the 3x4 card which has an awesome twig wreath on it - I'm such a sucker for this particular design element for some reason. 
I hope that this has left you inspired to pull out your own fall and autumn memories along with Harvest and document your memories!

-Gwynn Asbury

Items used: 
Papers:  Authentique Harvest, Authentique Spectrum II; Embellishments: Freckled Fawn, Echo Park, Studio Calico; Tools: Spellbinders Pumpkin Circle Die, Circle Punch, Spiral punch, Stampin' Up! Acorn punch; Heidi Swapp Color Shine; Scrapbook Generation Sketches for Scrapbooking

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