Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Be an Original" with Authentique Paper & Canvas Corp

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


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

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Shellye McDaniel

This time of year always has me thinking about
gifts to give for Christmas.  When I received
the beautiful Canvas Corp Painter's Tray, I knew it
would be the perfect gift for my mom filled with pictures
of my kids and beautiful Authentique Original
embellishments!
After printing and placing my photos, I began decorating the
top three panels with Original Papers, Stickers and
 die-cut flowers from Original Papers.  For the flowers I used the "Rolled Daisy" die by mftstamps.com.  With Authentique Papers you don't have to worry about flimsy flowers!

 From the Canvas Corp Denim Sheets, I hand-cut two large
 hearts and backed each one with cotton batting.  I then used
 my sewing machine to stitch the two pieces together.  You
could also stitch the denim to a heavy chipboard or felt if
you don't have batting on hand.
I glued the burlap banners from Canvas Corp, directly onto the frame using a fabric glue.  A few thick foam dots were added in places where the banners may bend.
I love digging through years and years worth of stash and finding just the right chipboard letters...these were just the right size for the banners :)  Now we're finished and all ready for gift-giving!
Merry Christmas, Mom!

Supplies: Authentique Paper- Original Secure Paper; Independent Paper and Details 12x12 Stickers

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Heather Conklin
I have to admit, that this cute little decor project started very differently then it ended up. There was a prototype involving stencils, bleach, and a whole lot of messiness. It didn't work. And I am SO happy that it didn't. I loved creating this little piece of denim decor out of Authentique's Original Collection and Canvas Corp products.

To start this project, I stretched one layer (I used a seam-ripper to tear the two sheets apart) of a 12x12 Denim Fabricpage (CVS2196) over a 5x7" flat canvas that I had lying around. I used spray glue to adhere the fabric sheet to the canvas. Before the entire piece of denim was stuck to the canvas, I cut the corners of the denim so that it layed as flat as possible.
The flower is just a Silhouette cut from the Artistic paper, using Memento inks to add more definition on the petals. This could very easily be done without a die cut machine. The scissors are also a Silhouette cut, with a brad that looks like a screw. The perfect addition to make the scissors look more realistic! I then centered the "Keep Calm and Craft On" sentiment under the scissors.
The leaves of the flower are a Jute Mini Rectangle (CVS1159) that has been cut into a petal shape. Since the Rectangle was doubled on itself, I was able to easily get two leaves. I then added a couple of Details sticker and another brad.
To finalize the project, I added faux stitching using my white pen. The stitching added just the little extra to make the denim mimic the Original papers.

Products Used:
Authentique: Original Collection: Artistic paper, Elements & Details stickers
Canvas Corp: 12x12 Denim Fabricpage (CVS2196), Jute Mini Rectangle (CVS1159)
Other Products:Imagine Crafts Memento Ink Espresso Truffle, Aleene's spray glue, 5x7" canvas, brads
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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 Canvas Corp for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Canvas Corp Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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50 comments:

  1. Super cute projects! Thanks so much for sharing them!

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  2. Great projects ladies! Shellye, that is the most stunning layout!! Love all your attention to detail! Heather, your card is superb! I love the rustic feel of the denim combined with the delicate touch of that gorgeous flower.

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  3. You've put the

    J
    O
    Y

    in my messy, rainy morning!

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  4. Oh my goodness these projects are awesome! Love this collection!

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  5. Oh Shellye and Heather...you to rocked this! I love the use of denim and burlap on Shellye's project and Heather...you rose is so beautiful!

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  6. team , great showcasing of the products. that printers tray is truly a great ideal for gift giving
    ava g

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  7. o ladies!! what great and unique projects!! love them both!!!

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  8. That tray is beautiful. Just the right amount of blue to make it pop! And the canvas is something that I would like to put in my craft room. That flower is perfect.

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  9. Great projects! Really like the printers tray, would make a great gift!!

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  10. Oh wow...these projects are amazing! LOVE the denim canvas corp!

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  11. Two beautiful projects that would make Christmas gifts. Love getting new ideas.

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  12. Lovely projects. Like the burlap used.

    Carla from Utah

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  13. Great projects and I love this paper collection.

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  14. Love all the projects and the combination of Canvas Corp and Authentique..I'm inspired to start some projects!!

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  15. I love the denim and bulap used with this collection for the tray. Stunning!

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  16. Great projects! Love how that shadow box turned out with the little joy banner, and the notebook is perfect, I could definitely use one of those!

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  17. Oh la la, such amazing work! The mix of denim and burlap looks really neat!

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  18. Great projects ! I may just have to scraplift (or should that be project lift?) the tray idea for the Grandmas this Christmas.

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  19. That collection along with the manufacturer pairing is like a match made in heaven! Perfect together! Keep it up you amazing DT members!

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  20. I love all of the details on the tray . The look of denim and burlap reminds me of fun summers at grandma . Great projects today . TFS .

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  21. Love the creative projects today! I especially love all the little details on the try, what a great gift!

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  22. Oh my goodness - I love both of these projects today! I need that painter's tray :) I love Authentique papers for making flowers - they are just the perfect weight! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

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  23. Totally different projects and I love them both! What Mom wouldn't love a gift like Shellye made. And "Keep Calm..." reminds me of my friends across the pond and I agree with Heather the screw brad is perfect. I've just discovered Authentique from Sandy Allnock's i can't stop embellishing blog. Thanks for the opp'y to win your prize pack; our deployed troops would be thankful, too, as I'd have more goodies to craft my cards for Operation Write Home!

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  24. The first project is such a wonderful gift idea--I like how it is decorated. Heather's project would look wonderful in my craft room!

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  25. Beautiful grandma present... so inspiring!

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  26. My favorite song ever is "Forever in Blue Jeans"-think you made this collection just for me.

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  27. I have 3 grandsons and I have used this line on several of their LOs. Today I picked up several more sheets of this line to work on more projects. I love, love this line!

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  28. Love these fun projects! Keep Calm and Craft On is my new mantra!!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Wow great projects. I must have missed yesterday that you two were teaming up. Two of my favorite companies and each of your products just go together so well.

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  30. LOVELY, personal gift for your Mom! LOVE the banner!

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  31. i love your use of burlap! it adds so much texture to a piece. thank you for sharing.

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  32. As a blue jeans type gal, this collection speaks volumes to me!! LOVE these projects---they actually bring 'JOY' to my face! Great work!

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  33. Shellye your printer's tray is stunning!! The flower clusters are so pretty, and the alphas are perfect for this - I know what you mean about digging through stash and finding the perfect letters! Heather your denim decor is so perfect for a craft room, the brad is so perfect for the scissors! And love the faux stitching :)

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  34. Wonderful projects- love the denim-based look of them!

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  35. Great projects!! I have 2 painters trays in my stash and needed more inspiration! I love Shellye's! It's so unique! Thanks for sharing!

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  36. The sign is just a perfect project...love it!

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  37. Heather, I love your craft on sign! I love you for having a brad that looks like a screw. :). Awesome projects!

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  38. The projects are fabulous! I love the painter's tray with the photos, papers, and embellies. Heather's project has the perfect sentiment. :)

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  39. love this line of papers. beautiful projects. the painters tray is great, love the colors of the pics with the paper colors. crat on is adorable, would put that in my craft area for inspiration. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  40. The faux stitching on the denim looks great & that flower on it is stunning! Great job on the print tray too...I need gto get me one...or two...or three of those! lol!

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  41. Shellye's mom is going to LOVE her delightful painter's tray! Being a grandmother myself, there is nothing I cherish more than pics of my grandkids on display. And Heather's project just had me smiling out loud! LOVE the sentiment!

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  42. Love the burlap banner and distressed letters on the painters tray. Heather's project is just plain AWESOME....love that flower and would love to have that hanging in my scraproom.

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  43. Heather, your project is so on trend with the keep calm theme! Shellye, your mother will adore this gift - so classy and beautiful and you are right, there aren't flimsy flowers with Authentique papers!

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  44. Just amazing!
    Thank you for sharing this!

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  45. I like how you used photos AND decorations. Nice.

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  46. Great sign-I may lift your idea and make one for myself! I love this paper line! The tray turned out awesome. I would love to get this as a gift!

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  47. Love how the burlap adds texture & fits so well with the Original line. I really like that line of products too!

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