Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Spirited and Kiwi Lane Halloween Haunted House Hanging

Today I have some last minute Halloween inspiration using our adorable Spirited collection and design templates from our product partner on the blog this week, Kiwi Lane.


I am a huge sucker for Halloween, so this adorable Spirited collection is right up my alley. I absolutely adore the haunted house image on the 12x12 Eerie paper, so decided to showcase it on today's project.


With just a bit of ink, paper, and the fun Mini Scallops template from Kiwi Lane, I transformed a simple piece of paper into a super spooky wall hanging, just in time for Halloween night. I love how it turned out, and it was really quick and easy, perfect for those last minute decorations.

Here's all you need to do.


Start by cutting a square or rectangular panel out of the 12x12 Eerie paper. You can make this as big or as small as you wish, just be sure to include most of the haunted house from the bottom corner. Working on a craft sheet, dab a variety of yellow, orange, and purple Distress Ink onto the sheet. Spritz the ink liberally with water, then press the front side of the Eerie paper into the ink. I tried to mainly press only the top and right side of my paper into the ink, avoiding as much of the house image as possible. Allow the paper to fully dry, and repeat the process if you wish until you get the color intensity you desire. Then go back and add watercolor detail to the house and windows. I used brown inks for the house, yellow for the windows, and added a bit of green to the bushes on the right.


Apply a few drops of clear Stickles glitter glue to your craft sheet, then paint the glitter onto the spiderwebs, the pumpkin face, and a few spots on the windows using a fine-tipped paintbrush. Allow to dry.


Place the medium sized template from the Mini Scallops set onto the right side of the panel, and lightly hold in place with a bit of tape. Using orange Distress Ink and an ink blending tool, apply ink over the edge of the template.


Remove the template, place it across the top of the panel, and repeat the process.


Layer the house panel onto a larger piece cut from 12x12 Ominous paper. Machine stitch around the edges, if desired. Distress the edges of the paper with a distressing tool.


Stitch the entire panel onto a piece of cotton batting, then trim around the batting with pinking shears.

Cut a piece of chipboard larger than your finished panel and cover the chipboard with 12x12 Conjure paper. Trace the scallop template onto purple Foundations paper and trim out. Edge with purple ink, then adhere the scallops to the bottom of the panel. Then adhere the house piece to the base using strong adhesive or tacky glue.


Trim the All Hallow's Eve title from the 12x12 Enhancements Cut Apart Paper. Cut a small V-notch into the left end, then adhere to the top right corner of the hanging. I added a die cut sign post below the greeting to mine. A couple of Diction word stickers below the sign complete my sentiment.


Punch two holes in the top of the hanger, and thread with your favorite trim. I also added a bit of lace trim along the bottom, as a final detail.

Happy Halloween!
Supplies:
Authentique Spirited Collection:
"eerie" 12x12 paper"ominous" 12x12 paper"conjure" 12x12 paper
"enhancements" 12x12 paper"petite diction" mini word sticker

Kiwi Lane Mini Scallops Template Set
Ink, Glitter: Ranger Ink
Trim: May Arts, American Crafts


Monday, October 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Gift box with "Grateful" & Kiwi Lane

Today I am going to shop you how to make a big flower with our beautiful Fall/Thanksgiving collection, "Grateful" along with the shape templates from Kiwi Lane Designs. 


I decided to use the christmas accessory set to make a big 3 D flower.  I used it here on my star gift box,  but it's great for Thanksgiving projects too.


I made a little step by step tutorial to show how I created this project.

First, cut one green and two red flowers out of the paper,
Cut a little incision in one of the red flowers (see below.)




 On the green one, use an embosser to make a few lines on the petals.


 Emboss on the worn side the flower with the little cut, put a little quick dry glue and assemble.


 Cut a third flower and cut the petals apart as shown below.


 Emboss the pieces again, this time on red side.


 Use the quick dry glue and staple your flower
first the green then the red ones. Add a button to the center for a finishing touch.


 When I finished my flower, I  made a star box with a template from pinterest.


I made my star box so that I can put a little gift inside.
In my case, little vanilla scented candles, to me they smell like Autumn.

I hope I was able to inspire you to create a cute gift box with the "Grateful" and the Kiwi Lane templates! 


Products used:
Authentique:12 x 12 papers, detail stickers,components Grateful collection
Kiwi Lane Designs:christmas accessory
Petaloo: Button
Tombow: Glue
Tsukineko: Ink,ink blushers

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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!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

"Spirited" Cards With Kiwi Lane

Hello!  Today I am sharing two Halloween themed cards using the Spirited Collection and various templates by 
Kiwi Lane Designs!

First up is a rather sweet ghostie card that I created with the Tiny Holiday Accessory Set (Ghost) and one of the Mini Scallops Borders 


 After tracing and cutting out the ghost shape, I inked around the edges with a grey chalk ink.  I added two small black enamel dots for the eyes and a swirl of pink chalk for the cheeks. 

The scalloped border was traced, trimmed to size and attached to the bottom of the purple paper.  Next, I used a sanding tool to sand around the edges.

Lastly is a card featuring the awesome A2 Card Bases by Authentique and various Adorn templates, which are specifically made for this sized card!  
I traced the different patterns onto different patterns of the 6X6 papers and cut out.  

You can arrange the swirls to achieve all sorts of looks!  I did pop up the orange striped paper with foam adhesive and used that area as the focal point for adding my other stickers and embellishments.

Cardmaking with Kiwi Lane Designs' templates makes every card unique and with the quality of Authentique's papers, they cut beautifully!

Authentique Products: Spirited Collection- 6X6 Paper Bundle; "caution" 12x12 paper;
"foundation one" distressed solid; "foundation two" distressed solid; "components" 6x12 paper die cut; "card making stack" A2 size cards; "details" 12x12 cardstock sticker

Kiwi Lane Designs- Adorn Templates; Tiny Holiday Accessories; Mini Scallop Borders

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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!

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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

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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!
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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.


Enjoy!

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

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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!
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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! 

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