Friday, June 29, 2012

Delightful and Want 2 Scrap

Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using 
Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!



After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today! 

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Hi, Natalie here!
I just want to say that I love pearl flourishes....LOVE THEM!
they add such a sweet little extra somthin' to your projects.

and Want 2 Scrap has so many different designs.  Love them!
For my project today I went girly and feminine.  
I used Authentique's  Delightful Collection , Want 2 scrap 
pearls and chipboard dress.


Here's  close up of the dress.  I added pearls to it :)


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Before we sign off, we have a winner to announce!

Bethany BeckerJune 25, 2012 8:31 PM



Please send your mailing info to contests@authentiquepaper.com with "Want2Scrap Week Prize Winner" in the subject line.

We have had such a great week with Want2Scrap! If you haven't already, make sure you stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Time To Get Fresh!

Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!



After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today! 

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Can I just say that I LOVE Want2Scrap! Their products can easily be added to ANY project to jazz it up a bit! Not to mention, they are very affordable! We have had a great week with them so far, I hope you all are enjoying the inspirational projects!


Today, I wanted to alter something. I am so in love with the Fresh collection. I am very partial to the beach and anything beachy, so Fresh is right up my alley! I wanted to make something to hang in my home (which is decorated with lots of beach decor), so I got out this little wall clock out of my drawer full of alterables.


The clock came with a few pieces of MDF (which is a thick board kind of material), the top layer had the little holes cut in it so it would act as a dimensional window. 

It also came with some chipboard numbers. 

For the numbers, I decided to try a product that was new to me. Imagine Crafts has come out with a new Fireworks! Spritz that comes in coordinating colors of the popular Memento inks that we all know & love!  The "Summer Sky" color matches perfectly with our Fresh Collection. Once I spritzed it on the chipboard numbers, the chipboard kind of soaked in most of the color, but left a nice shimmer, not too glittery, which I love! I also distressed the edges of my clock with sandpaper and then went around and distressed with some coordinating Memento ink. Love those little Dew Drops!


The Nestaboards from Want2Scrap are new to me, but I really love them! They come in nesting sizes with coordinating bling that you can add on top. I used one of the smaller Nestaboard labels to add something neat to the center of my clock.


Of coarse I couldn't have finalized this project without adding some pretty pearl flourishes from Want2Scrap! They were the perfect finishing touch!

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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! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Want2Scrap each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


Products Used:
Authentique- Fresh Collection: 12x12 Paper Free, Clear, Light; 12x12 Details Stickers
Imagine Crafts- Fireworks! in Summer Sky, Memento Dew Drop inSummer Sky

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glorious Flowers


Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!



After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today! 

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My favorite summer flowers are dahlias. I love their layers of petals and bright colors. And with July 4th coming, I was inspired to create some special dahlias of my own.


I used papers from Authentique's "Glory" collection to make oversized flowers - I accordian-folded strips of paper, attached them together and formed them into circles. Want2Scrap's "Nestaboards" and matching "Nestabling" came together to create the flowers' centers. I covered the "Nestaboards" with more pieces from "Glory",  sanded the edges and embellished with the bling!



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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! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Want2Scrap each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


~ Products Used ~
Papers - Glory - Authentique Paper
Nestaboards and Nestabling - Want2Scrap

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Live your dream.....


Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!



After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today! 

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It's already the second day of our week with Want 2 Scrap! I can tell you, I have fallen completely in love with these awesome products! I love the swirls in pearls and rhinestones, and of course the nestaboards! Some of these nestaboards work with spellbinders... how great is that?

The new "Lively" collection goes great with the embellishments from Want2Scrap and the photo the I used.


 I decided to play with a photo of my lovely daughter from a few years ago..... taken by A Mundt.

This is a special day for us, today she turned in to sixteen, so we are having a little sweet sixteen party this evening!


Here I used the nestaboard. First, I put it in my embossing folder, after that I played with my distress inks. 



 The detail stickers, you can use as little tags. You just put the sticker with the tag on it on your card stock and cut it out. After that you put a little twine through it and add it to your flowers


I also made a little card..]
I love the combination of the swirls and a little bit of lace.


With the Lively element stickers, you can make words that are small enough for your cards!

I added a little detail with the nestaboard, and also put it in my embossing folder and played with distress ink.


I made a little rose with the awesome paper line Lively, I cut them out of the paper after that, sprayed them with some water and turned them around a pencil and let them dry. You can also use a heatgun.  Then just glue them together.

 Hopefully I inspired you today!
Don't forget to show us your projects, we love to see them!

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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! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Want2Scrap each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!



Products Used:
Authentique: Lively collection, Papers, Element stickers, Details stickers
Want 2 Scrap: Nestabling hearts, Nestaboard hearts, Say it with pearls

Monday, June 25, 2012

Want2Scrap Blog Hop


Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!



After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Want2Scrap blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today! 

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I loved creating a completely girly and feminine set of three cards combining both Authentique's new Lively collection and Want2Scrap's fun products.
For the first two cards, I used the Nestaboard Scalloped Hearts to create some interest on the front of the card. Rather than use patterned paper to cover the heart, I used various inks on each of the chipboard hearts. This way, the pearls really shone against the simple backgrounds. Adding a little ink, and turning a Details sticker into a sentiment sets this card off.
With the second card using the same scalloped hearts, I switched up the colors to better match the paper choices of this card. I kept the simple, inked hearts though. This way, the pearls of Nestabling Scalloped Hearts really stood out. I did mirror the bright pink in the Lively collection papers, with the Diction sentiment.
This last card is my favorite though. It's super girly and lovely. I used the Decorative Dress Forms - Chipboard, covering it in Lively paper, then adding a piece of jewelry from the Nestabling Decorative Dress Forms.
Behind the dress form and the sentiment made from the Petite Type from the Lively Details page, is Want2Scrap's Chandelier Silhouette. The neatest thing about this silhouette, is that it is extremely detailed. It's also a great thick black paper, so it really pops against the colors of Lively.

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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! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Want2Scrap each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


Authentique Products Used: Lively Collection, Details, Elements
Want2Scrap Products Used: Nestabling Decorative Dress Forms, Decorative Dress Forms - Chipboard, Nestabling Scalloped Hearts, Chandelier Silhouette
Other Products: Silhouette, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tattered Rose, Bind-it-All system, Paper Accents 6x6" Chipboard

Friday, June 22, 2012

Earth Friendly Friday...in a jar!



Happy Friday morning all...Guiseppa here!  Well...as I was trying to decide what I wanted to create for Earth Friendly Friday, I did what any other smart girl would do and went to Pinterest for a little inspiration.  I saw this cute little bird diorama.  This project was made using a Mason Jar.  Perfect...I reuse my Mason Jars over and over again.  This project was inspired by houseofhumble.com, so go over and see her cute bird diorama!  Sorry about the the glare.  I tried forever to try to get the best picture possible.


I found these cute little birds at Michaels, which matched perfectly with the new Lively Collection.  So, I searched my yard for the perfect branch.  Perfect...another Earth friendly material found in my own backyard!  It took awhile to get it cut just right to fit tight in the jar, but look how cut it sits!


I also made this fun banner using some of the patterned papers from the Lively Collection and the Details stickers and strung it on either side of the branch and tied it.  Supa cute huh?



For the finishing touches, I added some moss grass to the bottom.  I also decorated the top of the jar.  I covered the ring with patterned paper, added some ribbon and baker's twine, tied it off with a cute bow and added a sticker tag from the Details stickers.


For the very top off the jar, I covered the lid with more patterned paper, added another Detail sticker and some rope twine around the ring.


This was so fun and it amazes me how much things we can find around our house to reuse and make into fabulous projects.  This is going on my shelf in my scrapbooking room...well, as soon as the shelf is finished.  That's another project in itself.   Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!


Authentique Supplies Used:
Lively Flutter #LIV0032
Lively Spirited #LIV001
Lively Details #LIV007
Lively # Vibrant #LIV003

Other Supplies:
Mason Jar
Moss Grass
Branch
Ribbon
Birds- Michaels
twine- The Twinery
Twine Rope- Canvas Corp.

Also, the winner of our "Lively" Prize pack from earlier this week is... Victoria Collinsworth! Please email your mailing info to contests@authentiquepaper.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Announcing a very Lively collection & some sister-love!

I have always struggled with what to give as a gift to my siblings, especially as we've grown older and sadly, farther apart - in both distance and in our relationships with each other. My sister, Sally, is 16 months older than me, so many people often thought we were twins. My mother always dressed us alike, did our hair the same, etc., so it was confusing, at times to tell who was Sally and who was Sammy. We love each other at the core because we have gone through so many defining moments in our childhood together, and we have plenty of good memories to look back on.
At any rate, Sally's birthday is at the end of June, and for the first time in a few years, I am actually prepared to send her a thoughtful, handmade gift. It's not flashy or expensive, the idea came straight from my heart. My sister has always been a very "Lively" person - friendly, a cheerleader/drill team member, loved by everyone, friends with many groups, etc...and she did it in her own way.  I choose "Lively" for my project because of the bright colors, the energy and vibrance they elude, and because the theme of the collection is to live your life, enjoy the simple moments, and to celebrate living, every day!


When I sat down in the craft room, I instantly wanted to make my sister a gift she could enjoy more than just on her actual birthday. Since she is turning 32, I decided to alter a simple dollar-store jar to hold 32 little handmade cards and write something I like/love/admire about her. Hopefully she will read them a day at a time, and perhaps on one of the down-days we all have, my little hand-written memory will lift her spirits and make her smile.

For the tag attached to the front of the jar, I used layered 3x4 pieces of patterned paper as a base and then I junked it up with the Petite Type alphabet stickers from the 12x8 "Elements" as well as the little "my favorite" sticker  and the pointing finger sticker from the 12x12 "Details" sheet.

For the top of the jar, I used a technique taught to me by DT member Janeen - creating little rosettes is so easy and they look absolutely adorable adhered to the top of the glass.

Each little card (there are 32 total) has a compliment, a thank you, a memory, or something I admire about my big sister. I used all of the papers from the collection, the texture and weight made them feel so substantial and long-lasting, I know they will withstand the test of time, and I dearly hope she saves this sentiment forever!

 Ta da! All finished and ready to be packed up and sent off so she receives her present ON her actual birthday! As an adult, it's hard to figure out what to get/give your friends for gifts or special occasions, and this idea really came full circle with our new "Lively" collection.


Oh...of course, I had to make a matching birthday card, using the 12x8 un-coated stickers, which inked beautifully, may I add...and they added the perfect little touch to off set my not-so-great handwriting! One of my favorite quotes I pulled from the 12x12 sticker "Details" sheet and placed it on the back of the card.


So...we are pleased to introduce you to another new collection from Authentique Paper, "Lively"


 12x12 "Details" un-coated adhesive cardstock stickers

12x8 "Elements" un-coated adhesive cardstock stickers

6x6 "Bundle" - 36 sheets, each with a coordinating solid color on the back!

Collection Kit which includes 12 patterned papers, the Details & Elements stickers

As always, click over to our website to view the individual paper images, they are too pretty to miss! 

Be sure to leave us a comment here on the blog AND on our Facebook page for a chance to win a "Lively" prize pack before it is even officially released!

Have a great day and remember how easy it is to brighten someone's day with a gift made with love and a splash of pretty paper!

xoxoxo,
Sam



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