Friday, August 28, 2015

Announcing "Nestled" by Authentique Paper


Our newest range, "Nestled" was inspired by the outdoors and our natural surroundings. The designs are not so much a fall weather theme, but we drew our inspiration from classic icons associated with cozy things. Cute animals, natural wood, fabric and autumn florals are the basic elements used in the paper patterns. 

The designs are brought to life even more because this collection is printed on our signature heavy-weight textured cardstock. The colors are rich and overall the papers feel absolutely luxurious! Let's jump right into the reveal of the collection!


And now for an up-close look at each element in the line...

"Observations" 12x12 Paper- NES001
Woodland animals with stitched faces / Cut tree rings

"Hearty" 12x12 Paper- NES002
Crochet hearts / Flour sack stripe

"Wise" 12x12 Paper- NES00
Natural bark woodgrain / Broken multi-color chevron

"Targeted" 12x12 Paper- NES004
Multi color arrows on blue / Blue and slate woodgrain

"Prepared"  12x12 Paper- NES005
Annual calendar with side flourish / Small scale leaf pattern

"Scurry" 12x12 Paper- NES006
Woodland animals and flowers / Floral geometric

"Comfortable" 12x12 Paper- NES007
Repeating natural wood rulers / Orange and gold flannel plaid

"Tender" 12x12 Paper- NES008
Seed packet collage / Sweet flowers

"Enhancements" 12x12 Cut Apart - NES009
3x4 cut apart cards / Light blue herringbone 

12x12 Details Sticker- NES010
Over 100 cardstock stickers - beautifully designed and intricate!

6x6 Bundle - NES011
Reduced scale patterns...and this 6x6 paper pad is printed on our signature heavy-weight TEXTURED cardstock

Collection Kit- NES012
The collection kit includes 16 double sided pattern papers, an Enhancements cut apart paper and the 12x12 Details sticker sheet

12x12 Paper Pad- NES013
24 sheets of double sided 12x12 pattern paper

"Nestled" is so new it isn't even in the hands of our Design Team yet, so please stay tuned for many inspiration projects to come!



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Friday, July 24, 2015

A 'Devoted' File Folder Mini Album


Today's project is one that I thoroughly enjoyed making.  I've used the wonderful pet themed collection by Authentique 'Devoted'.  I can't express enough how much I love this collection.  It's absolutely perfect to document memories of your fur-baby.  Those of you who have pets will know exactly what I'm referring to.  I myself have a dog by the name of Toby.  He's the first pet I've ever had that was mine & the first dog that our family has owned.  Needless to say, I have many, many pictures of him.  So with this collection, I finally decided to make an album in order to store a few of these photos.


In searching online, I found a wonderful tutorial by 'Just A Few Designs' that creates a mini out of one file folder.  Recently I had purchased a whole box of kraft colored file folders with the intent of making mini albums--I just didn't know which style of mini album I was going to use for my first try.  Well, this tutorial solved that problem.

I left the cover as is--I felt that the paper had sufficient images & designs on them to make for a lovely cover.


I used this tutorial as a guide to my mini.  I had to alter my measurements based on the file folders I purchased since they were a different size from the ones used in the tutorial.  I also added my own twist to the inside of the mini plus a few extra flaps.



This mini doesn't seem like much when closed--but when you open it & start going through all the pockets & unfolding all the flaps you realize that there are many places to store photos of all sizes as well as journaling.



Here's a video I put together showcasing this album.  Please go easy on me, it's my very first video where I talk through it instead of just play music.  In my opinion, I think I rambled & babbled way too much.  I'm hoping that I'll get better at this with practice!

You can find the tutorial I used for this mini here.

Enjoy!


Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Devoted Collection


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Announcing "Moonlit" by Authentique Paper

Like "the little black dress," our Moonlit collection pairs traditional color and classic design in stunning arrangement! It's what a woman brings to the the dress that counts and and a classic look allows her to outshine what she wears. Hence, we want to give you a classic, sit back and watch you do your thing!  

The excitement and anticipation of revealing our 2015 Halloween collection is about to kill us and we can't keep it secret any longer. We are pleased to present one of our all-time favorite Halloween collections, "Moonlit." 


The name "Moonlit" was inspired by the graveyard side design paper (you'll see it below). In our search for a quote to accompany the line, we found one instantly. Everything about this collection seemed to flow. 


To cap off our classic design approach to Moonlit, we used distressed solids, or tone on tone patterns, to the backs of each of the 12 papers. We added a few coordinating stickers (a 12x12 Details sticker along with our staple Petite Type and Petite Diction) and decided this one was ready! 

 "Network" 12x12 Paper- MNL001
Reduced scale spiders in webs / Black and grey dot

"Pretend" 12x12 Paper- MNL002
Iconic collage on antique white / Orange distressed solid

"Scaredy" 12x12 Paper- MNL003
Orange and black scaredy cats / Black scratch distressed solid

"Ghostwrite" 12x12 Paper- MNL004
Gothic script writing / Antique white distressed solid

"Masquerade" 12x12 Paper- MNL005
Orange and antique white mosaic / Orange tone on tone dot

"Ravel" 12x12 Paper- MNL006
Classic stripe / Black and white mini dot

"Miscellany" 12x12 Paper- MNL007
Multi color mini diamonds / Black and grey dot

"Rummage" 12x12 Paper- MNL008
Smiling jack-o-lanterns / Orange distressed solid

"Shadow" 12x12 Paper- MNL009
Graveyard side and border design / Black scratch distressed solid

"Gossamer" 12x12 Paper- MNL010
Black and graphite lace / Antique white distressed solid

"Specter" 12x12 Paper- MNL011
Happy Halloween web top design / Orange tone on tone dot

"Enhancements" 12x12 Cut Apart - MNL012
Vintage greetings 3x4 cut apart cards / Black and white mini dot

Petite Type Stickers - AUT100

Petite Diction Stickers - HAL001

Details Sticker - MNL013

6x6 Bundle - MNL015

Collection Kit - MNL014

12x12 Paper Pad - MNL016

"Moonlit" is so new it isn't even in the hands of our Design Team yet, so please stay tuned for many inspiration projects to come!



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