Friday, November 21, 2014

Grateful Table Setting

One of the best things about the holidays are the decorations. I have for you today a few little additions to your table that can help to make your dinner really special using the Grateful Collection by Authentique.
I started with the menu. I simply typed up my menu in a pretty font, then ran the menu on one of the lighter toned papers. After adhering it to a contrasting pattern, I hole punched the papers. Lastly, I wove a ribbon through the holes, and distressed the edges.
I then created a name card using a 5x5" piece of paper, folded in half. I layered contrasting papers using dimensional adhesive, then added some twine, a button, and stickers from the Details and Petite Type sets.
I then created a simple napkin ring by layering paper strips together, then attaching a Components die cut with Thanksgiving's date in Petite Type.
Lastly, I covered a small box filled with chocolates in various papers, stickers and die cuts. 
I hope this gives you a few more ideas on how to dress up your tables using Authentique products
Supplies Used:
Authentique Paper Grateful Collection (Petite Type Alphabet Stickers, Details 12x12" cardstock stickers, Components 6x12" paper die cuts, 12x12 papers-Plentiful, Roots, Fortunate, Bountiful, Kindred, Observance)
Other Supplies: twine & ribbon (May Arts, dimensional adhesive, button, small box, printer

Thursday, November 20, 2014

'Faith' Christmas Ornaments

Creating ornaments from paper is a fairly new hobby that has recently been taking up by me.  After looking at countless of tutorials on the Internet & on YouTube on creating paper based ornaments--I decided to try my very first oragami based Christmas tree.

I've used papers from the lovely monochromatic 'Faith' collection for these two Christmas themed ornaments.
 My first project is one that I learned how to do back in grammar school.  I created many of these mini wreaths out of old Christmas cards at school & I just never forgot how to make them.  Today, instead of using old recycled Christmas cards--I use scrapbook paper to give these wreaths a bit more pizzazz.

The best part about these ornaments is that they can be any size you wish.  They can be made small such as this one that measures 3" inches in diameter or they can be as large as 6" inches in diameter.
Here's my attempt at origami folding.  The folds are no where near being perfect & I struggled on several of the folds & had to open & refold a couple of times in order to get the tree to at least stand up straight!  :-)  But for a first attempt--I'm pretty happy with it.

The 'Faith' papers allow for any other color to be added to it which makes it for a very versatile collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Faith Collection
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Decorative Wood Blocks with Grateful

 When I saw the Grateful collection, I knew I wanted to create a project that featured each and every lovely, detailed piece of this collection.  These wooden blocks by SPC were the perfect starting point for my Thanksgiving craft project.

I started by distressing the blocks with Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa Ink.


Next, I covered each side of the blocks with distressed patterned paper and diecuts.

Lastly, I added Grateful diecuts and stickers, as well as, Petaloo flowers, Want2Scrap bling, and twine.  The blocks turned out great.  I love how unique each one is from the next.

These decorative blocks were so fun and easy to create with the Grateful collection.  The diecuts, stickers, and patterned papers coordinate so beautifully, making layering a snap.  Try creating these altered blocks with any of the collections from Authentique.

Authentique "Grateful" collection: "petite type" alphabet sticker, "petite diction" mini word sticker , "enhancements" 12x12 paper, "details" 12x12 cardstock sticker, "components" 6x12 paper die cut, 6x6 "bundle"
Petaloo flowers
Want2Scrap amber self-adhesive bling
SPC (Sierra Pacific Crafts) unfinished wood blocks
Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink--Peanut Brittle, Rich Cocoa
E6000 Adhesive
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape adhesive

Friday, November 14, 2014

A "Faithful" baby album with Petaloo

Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next week to bring you tons of seasonal inspiration using Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Petaloo blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!


Today I wanted to show how perfect the flowers from Petaloo and our "Faith" collection come together in this mini album. 

I made a little tutorial for you so you can re-create this little pretty album.

 First, cut some pieces of chipboard in the sizes 2 1/2 x 5", 1 1/4 x 5", 3 1/4 x 5", 1 1/4 x 5", 1 7/8 x 5".

Glue them on a piece of 12x6" paper.

 Cut the corners diagonal, and use a bone folder for the little pieces between your chipboard.

 Cut a piece of 10 1/4 x 4 3/4 and glue them with wet glue, then use your bone folder again to make a crease.

 Cut six pieces of 4 3/4 x 6 1/2"

Make score lines at 3 1/8 inches and 3 3/8 inches and fold the pages.

Glue them together as I did on the photo.

I used little magnets to close the mini album.

 Glue the pages inside of the mini album. I used scor-tape for a good bond.

Now the fun part! I decorated the little pages with the beautiful flowers from Petaloo. I used a big flower to close the mini album.

 Every collection is so great with the 12x12 details stickers,  the components, etc. You can make your own embellishments with these so quick and easy! 

All of these pictures are of my little grandchild, Hannah.

I hope I was able to inspire you today!

Products Used:
Authentique: 12 x 12 papers, 6 x 6 bundle, petite diction, petite type, detail stickers, components Faith collection.
Petaloo: flowers

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