Thursday, August 16, 2012

Basically Bare Blog Hop Day 1!

Authentique Paper and Basically Bare are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Basically Bare products!


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

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With back-to-school in mind, I wanted to create
 a couple of special teacher gifts.  
For the first project,
 CURIOUS OWL NOTEBOOK
I used portions of the Basically Bare Album. 
 On the front, clear cover I hand-stitched a few buttons
 to the bottom, outlining the shape. 
 I also machine stitched around the perimeter
so that the edge would be defined.

For the inner cover, I layered the cardboard sheet and felt scalloped sheet 
together and then embellished with an owl dressed in 
Curiosity patterned papers and stickers.  


  

Next, I took 8.5 x 11 copy paper and trimmed the
sheets down to a 5.5"W X 5.25"H; reserve the scraps.
Line up the papers with the top of the album and punched
holes.  Insert rings and tie on colorful ribbons.

I had one remaining piece of the album left: a canvas sheet.
I just had to use it!  


Take the scrap pieces of copy paper and cut in half
 so that they measure 3.25"H X 5.5"W.
Fold the canvas sheet around the paper to form a pocket;
machine stitch around the edges or glue in place.
Decorate the front as desired and then string
through a length of ribbon and tie at the top to 
create a useful hanger.  You may also attach a magnet
to the back so that it may be hung in that fashion.
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I really love the idea of making my embellishments my own.  I did a couple of different things to my Basically Bare Embellies.  I inked the edges, sprayed them with mists, used a texture spray and covered them with patterned paper.  I was able to create several different looks with these Embellies, but tie the whole thing in by using the Fresh and Carefree Collections.
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For both cards I used the pages from the mix and match mini album from Basically Bare. I love the chipboard elements! 

For the first card I used the little chipboard house on the acrylic front. 

For this second card I used a page from the mini album again, but I folded it as a file folder so you can put money or a gift card inside the folder.
The red leaves I punched out of stickers from the Lively collection and of course I used the chipboard flowers from Basically Bare.
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I made a family door hanger
 with some different Chipboard pieces from Basically Bare
and the Authentique Collection " Enchanted"

For the letter B..
I hand cut it our layering some patterned papers the make the inside to the B pop out.
some glitter glue to give it a finished look.


The Owl I wanted to mix the patterned papers.. adding the word stickers gave it a more
personal touch. I love the variety of stickers that just went so well with this project.


I hope you give it a try.. it was alot of fun to make.. and would make an awesome present.
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I made a birthday card paring the "Lively" collection with Basically Bare's dress shapes in felt & canvas.
(The sentiment on this card translates to: "Happy Birthday, my Beautiful Princess")
I customized the shapes with mists and stencils to make them coordinate with the papers, then added a little bit of trim to the 'princess' dress. 

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Basically Bare for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Basically Bare Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Before we go today... we just wanted to announce that we have hit 7,000 + fans on our Facebook page! We couldn't have done it without all of YOU! So to say thank you, we wanted to give out a couple of prizes! 

We promised a random winner so....
Jessica Shelton

And our 7,000th fan was...

Jessica Esch

Congrats ladies! Please send an email to contests@authentiquepaper.com with "7000th Facebook Fan Giveaway" in the subject along with your mailing address and we will get a prize right out to you!

46 comments:

  1. So much goodness first thing in the morning. What a great way to wake up every morning with my coffee & some eye candy on the Authenque blog. Really love, love, the owl mini album.

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  2. Amazing projects!!! I just love coming here. Always so much inspiration!!

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  3. Great projects! Love this combination of products, you guys make each other look good! Congrats to the winners!

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  4. Whoa, I love how all the Authentique modern vintage lines meld so perfectly with the Basically Bare pieces. It's not surprising though since both are so versatile and allow for all kinds of diverse artistic expression! Thanks Authentique and Basically Bare!

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  5. Wow- all of the projects are amazing! I prefer to make my embellishments my own as well and I believe that Authentique makes it really easy to do this with their versatile collections. I have not used a lot of chipboard in the past but look forward to trying out some Basically Bare!

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  6. Great projects ladies. I expecially love what Shellye did with the owl from BB and her left over canvas page. Most impressive. Thanks for sharing .

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  7. Thank you for the inspiration today. I love that the designer of each project told us something special about each project whether it was how they put the project together or what they did that was out of the ordinary. Checking out your blog gives me so much inspiration.

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  8. Love all these wonderful projects. :-)

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  9. Gorgeous projects-love that owl album Shellye

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  10. I love the owl notebook. What a cute project. I saw that you were pairing up with Basically Bare and they are relatively new on my radar as a scrappy friend I just met is designing for them. I think the combo of the two of you is a perfect way to start the day. By the way I am in love with the colors of Curiosity. I am dieing to get my hands on it. Every project I see with it totally grabs me and pulls me in.

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  11. Amazing!!!! projects! What beautiful and inspirational work..thanks for a great hop.

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  12. What a uniquely talented bunch your designers are! Perfect inspiration to start my day

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  13. Wow, wow, wow. What a way to start my day, with lovely inspiration like this. I really love the owl notebook and will definately be making something similiar for some gifts. I love Authentique paper, your lines are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on reaching 7000 fans. Kim L.

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  14. These projects are absolutely stunning!!! I LOVE how well Authentique meshes with other scrapbook products! And I love that you can make so many unique embellishments with your paper! You guys are awesome :)

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  15. I love the variety of projects made with these products!
    Thanks for sharing, great inspiration for the day!

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  16. oh WOW what a load of inspiration for creativity! Awesome projects! My favorite is the Curious Owl Notebook! Curiosity line was a great choice for this project. I also loved the little canvas note holder!

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  17. Love the mix of patterns and the owl and little mustach guy are adorable!

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  18. Goodness what fantastic inspiration and projects! I may well be lifting a couple of these great ideas. Thanks so much.

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  19. What beautiful projects, such creativity. I just recently discovered your paper-in love, totally!

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  20. Wonderful projects!!! Great ideas!!

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  21. great projects. I am really liking all the embellishments used. Great going girls. Alot of talent here. Thanks for the idea's.

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  22. Such gorgeous cards! Love them all!

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  23. Love the creative projects! Awesome owl notebook and door hanger! Love all the dimension in these projects!

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  24. So many wonderful projects. Love the diversity they have and adore all the small details on each one. Fabulous layers and wonderful colors. Lots of fun textures too!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    So happy I was a random winner...I <3 Authentique!!!

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    1. I just wanted to stop back since I had a chance to hop to everyone's blog and say THANK YOU for such a wonderful hop. The techniques I learned along with some new ideas to add wonderful textures and elements, that aren't my "typical" style, to my designs was marvelous!
      :O)

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  25. I <3 that princess dress, and that owl card is fantabulous! Great projects everyone! Love authentique!!

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  26. I love Authentique products but haven't played with anything Basically Bare but it looks like a match made in Heaven!

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  27. What a great pairing. I love your papers, so the projects are great!

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  28. This line is going to be a huge success. I've seen a lot of school papers, but these are SPECIAL!

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  29. I luv these projects! The pieced 2gether owls r great & I adore the mustache! Thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  30. All the projects today are beautiful.. love the notebook and door hanger. My kind of items.

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  31. What gorgeous projects!!! Wow...

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  32. Such talent. I always enjoy stopping by for some inspiration.

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  33. Such talent. I always enjoy stopping by for some inspiration.

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  34. Shellye-Who who wouldn't love your cute owl notebook?
    Guiseppa-Love your sunshiny, carefree layout.
    Loes-Riding by to check out your cute cards.
    Angie-I would love to have your project hanging around my house.
    JJ-Love your royally creative card.
    Everyone did a wonderful job! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

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  35. Everyone did a WONDERFUL job!!! thanks for playing along with us at Basically Bare. We had a lot of fun with the papers! Hugs, Katrina

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  36. Gorgeous projects everyone! So much creativity and in all!!!
    Congrats to the winners also!!

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  37. Your design team did an amazing job! Shellye's notebook and hanger are genius!

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  38. This was such a wonderful Blog Hop! I love Authentique AND Basically Bare...what a fun pair (no rhyme intended LOL). Thanks to you all for the sweet comments...they made my DAY!!!

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  39. love all of the projects! the owls are too cute!

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  40. Great projects........loved the layout, the flowers and bird were adorable.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com
    MdStrwbery.blogspot.com

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  41. Fabulous projects from a fabulous Design Team. Congrats to your prize winners too! (2 of my favorite people!)

    JulieK
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
    http://3girljam.blogspot.com/

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