Wednesday, August 24, 2016

School Zone Ahead...

Watching a young person begin a school year and learn to navigate new territory is an adventure and joyous part of life. Youthful curiosity is inspiring and this time of year sparks a desire in many of us to become a student (no matter the subject) once again.


Our "Studious" collection is timeless - vintage yet modern and therefore suitable for students of all ages! In our office we decided to create a simple display to remind all of us to remain studious, curious and teachable. It's a fun project and would be easy to do something similar in your home!
The information strip (header) on our papers always contain the quote we chose to represent the collection. They are intended to be cut off and used in projects - so don't hesitate to use them!

Our Design Team has created a ton of projects ranging from home decor/altered art organization boxes to layouts, cards and gift tags. We hope you will be inspired to try a new style or re-kindle your love of an old technique! 




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vintage Photos & Summer Layouts

As summer winds down it's time to gather photos from your adventures and document the memories while the details are still fresh in your mind!

 Today Design Team member Keely shares two layouts created with our Felicity & Cheerful collections. Keely creates the most beautiful layouts using vintage photos. Her style is a match made in heaven with Authentique Paper products...vintage with a modern twist.

The lovely "Felicity" collection reminds me of strolling down the boardwalk, feeling the warm breeze on my face, and the sounds of the ocean.  I wanted to create a layout to express that love of Summer.

I began my layout by choosing the yellow pattern of Felicity Two 12x12 paper.  I then used a stencil to cut a half bracket with the blue pattern of Felicity Five 12x12 paper and a large strip of navy from Old Glory One paper from the Spectrum Series tone on tone pattern papers.  I added a large circle cut from Felicity Four 12x12 paper and a rectangle cut from the floral pattern of Felicity Two 12x12 paper.
 I added a lovely vintage photo, Felicity die-cuts, stickers, rhinestone swirls, and flowers.  Go ahead and be adventurous; create layouts with lots of patterns and shapes, but most importantly....have fun!

Authentique Felicity collection: Felicity Two, Four, Five, and Six 12x12 paper
Components 6x12 textured cardstock die-cuts, Details 12x12 cardstock stickers
Authentique Spectrum collection: Old Glory One 12x12 paper
Petaloo flowers, Want2Scrap rhinestone swirl & mini pearls, Scor-Pal Scor-Tape, E6000 adhesive, Kiwi Lane Designs Stencils

 Friends, picnics, and simple pleasures all represent Summertime to me.  The new "Cheerful" collection includes all of this Summer fun along with beautiful shades of red, green, and yellow. I wanted to combine this lovely vintage photo with the "Cheerful" collection to create a fun layout.

I chose the basket weave pattern of Cheerful One 12x12 paper as my background page.  I then cut a large circle from the red pattern of Cheerful Three 12x12 paper and a smaller circle from the strawberry print of Cheerful Five 12x12 paper.  I love incorporating circles into my layouts.  It softens the look when added to all of the squares and rectangles.  What's a picnic without a red and white checkered tablecloth?  Next, I chose the checkered pattern of Cheerful One 12x12 paper and cut a long rectangle to add to the right of the layout.  I also chose to add rectangles from the fun green print pattern of Cheerful Nine 12x12 paper and green polka-dot pattern of Cheerful Two 12x12 paper.
 Once I have the foundation for my layout with patterned papers, I add my photo, die-cuts, and stickers.  I love collecting vintage photos. This particular photo reminds me of a romantic picnic for two.  Go create something "Cheerful" today!

Authentique "Cheerful" collection--Cheerful One, Two, Three, Five, Nine, and Twelve 12x12 pattern papers,
Components 6x12 textured cardstock die-cuts, Details 12x12 cardstock stickers
E6000 adhesive, Scor-Pal Scor-Tape

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Fall inspiration with a Flash Back!

Fall inspiration with a Flash Back!


Happy Friday all! 

We hope you all have had a chance to get a really good peek at our 2016 fall collections, Harvest and Mysterious. Even though we revealed two new collections this week, we wanted "flash back" to projects using our previous fall collections and highlight how versatile your projects can be using Authentique Paper products. Use up your scraps and make room for our newest collections! Don't forget, our "Spectrum" tone on tone solid papers coordinate with our pattern papers, be sure to ask your local store if they carry the Spectrum papers, they will be your go to for all things FALL! 

Our Mysterious collection pairs traditional color and classic design in stunning arrangement!  Six double sided papers + a 12x12 adhesive cardstock Details sheet make this collection accessible and a must-have. Authentique Paper's Halloween lines are always a fan-favorite, we think Mysterious will be at the top of your list again this year! 
Harvest has beautiful autumn colors and patterns, perfect for fall and Thanksgiving! Reduced scale designs on many of the 12x12 pattern papers, perfectly color-matched solids from our Spectrum collection, 
And TWO cut-apart papers (a mix of 3x4 & 4x6) are just a few of the features which make this collection awesome!

Flash Back Friday! 

 Over the years we've challenged our talented design team to create some non-Halloween "Thrilling" projects. The projects below show how holiday themed papers can be used for just about anything!

Loes de Groot
Loes is from the Netherlands, so this challenge was easy for her! She created this stunning layout adding lace, flowers, & pearls giving "Thrilling" a more shabby-chic look. At first glance you would never know this was created with a Halloween themed paper collection! 

Audrey Pettit
Audrey created this darling fall themed tag & card set. The leaves, kraft colored die cuts & trims tie in perfectly with the papers she chose for this project.

Heather Conklin
Heather took this challenge to the next level and created some gift packaging! The extra colors that she pulled in with the ribbons work perfectly with the paper....don't be afraid to add an unexpected pop of color to your creation!

As mentioned in the beginning, we also have perfectly color-matched solids from our Spectrum collection which coordinate with many of our papers!
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