Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Authentique Paper & Love My Tapes Project Inspiration- Day 2!


Authentique Paper and Love My Tapes are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Love My Tapes products!
After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Love My Tapes blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team  have in store for you today!
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Natalie Dever

I am in LOVE with Love my Tapes!
Love my Tapes has washi tape, lace tapes, fabric tapes and more!  "Love my Tapes" has some of the coolest designs and styles, definitely something for everyone.
For my project I got to use this gorgeous blue washi tape, along with this very versatile  fabric tape

My first project is a  little picture holder made out of a vintage wooden spool and clothes pin. 
 Love My Tapes makes decorating these so quick and easy! 
I did have to use my exacto knife to trim the edge of the clothes pin because my tape was wider then the clothes pin...easy enough!


I have also been working on a mini album with more of 
Authentique's Original Collection,
here are a few pages...





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JJ Sobey

I got to work with one of the beautiful two-tone lace tapes, and the subtle green in this one perfectly matches our "Peaceful" collection.


The self-adhesive is quite strong on these laces, allowing them to stick really well to Authentique's textured cardstock.



It's nice just as a border strip too.





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Janeen Shember

Do you want to know a secret?
Authentique is debuting its newest collection - be sure to stop by on Friday to see the whole line.
But today you get a sneak peak!

I love how the Love My Tapes coordinated with our "Lovely" collection. And who doesn't love hot pink??


I created the flowers with a couple of different techniques. For all of the flowers, I covered one side of a square of paper with washi tape - sometimes I covered the whole paper, sometimes I left stripes of paper for added texture. For the daisies and other petal forms, I used the "Tattered Flowers" die from Sizzix. For the roses, I used my favorite cut and twirl technique.For added texture and shine, I spritz some of the flowers with Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray.


I used more washi tape to create the stems - twisting it around florist's wire, and wrapping leaves in as I went.


Authentique always creates fabulous sticker sheets to coordinate with the papers, and I used the trims to decorate the jar. Washi tape twisted around itself creates great twine. 


I had a great time playing with tape - it's something I haven't tried before and it's a great product! So versatile and easy to work with. Be sure to visit the Love My Tape site to see what their design team is making with our papers.

~ Products Used ~
"Lovely" - Authentique
Washi tapes #880, #383 - Love My Tape
Tattered Flowers and Mini Leaves dies - Sizzix
Goosebumps - Imagine Crafts

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Be sure to check back every day (Tues-Thurs) 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 Love My Tapes for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Love My Tapes Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Project Inspiration with Love My Tapes!

Authentique Paper and Love My Tapes are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Love My Tapes products!
After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Love My Tapes blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team  have in store for you today!

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Heather Conklin

For my project today, I paired the lovely Washi Tape #838 and the Striped Fabric Tape in red with the Festive Collection to make a pair of cute gift tags. I simply started with a tag that I cut with my Silhouette, then added some fun ribbon, Details stickers and Festive patterned papers until I felt that they were just right. To finish them off, I added little details like red seam binding and white pen faux stitching. 
These little trees are super easy to make, and just take a little bit of practice to fold correctly.
To start, cut a circle of patterned paper in half. For this project, I used the fabric tape on one side. This way, the red striped tape contrasted against the dark green Believe paper.
 
Trim the extra tape from the half-circle.
 
Then fold three times so that it is in the shape of a tree. I don't have any really great tricks for this... Just practice with a spare piece of paper until you get it to work the way you want it to. Different sized circles work differently however.
Stick each fold down with some dimensional or liquid adhesive. Tape runners do not always stick on the fabric tape. Then just decorate the tag with the tree, and add ornaments if you wish!
 
Products Used:
Authentique: Festive: Believe, Yuletide, Details Stickers
Other Products: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Helmar 450 glue, May Arts Ribbon & Seam Binding, Scrapbook Adhesives dotz, Bazzill cardstock, Silhouette (tags, reindeer), Signo white pen

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Angie Blom

I just love how these washi tape matched the "Original" collection so perfectly.
Using the washi tapes to make the centers for my flowers and also to make a layered flower
for my layout. Just fold your washi tape in less than a half , so you still have some sticky
tape on the bottom. Then roll it in.. squishing the tape together.. add some
fast drying Helmar glue to the bottoms and stick on your flower.
For the actual flower.. fold your washi tape over one another so it is not sticky
anymore.. then fold it in fours, cut petals out.. do the same for the inside of the flower
as mentioned above and glue it all together.


 You will also notice I used some, scalloping the edges to layer
over my lace ribbon.. gives it a translucent look and adds some texture.
In this layout I used some Authentique/ Unity Stamps  for my background, {Key to my Heart}.


Cutting out the already diamond shape quilt pattern from the Original paper " compound" I randomly placed them on my layout using some foam adhesive. I just this paper so much. It is a great way add another paper element to your layouts.

I also used the washi tape to make a long banner going up my layout. Layering the tapes
over each other slightly.


Hope you give this a try, a great way to use your washi tapes and Authentique Papers.
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Loes de Groot


For this challenge in make a combination of three collections from Authentique- Uncommon, Delightful and Peaceful. I had to be creative and get out some older collections because the tapes that I received were pink and black... and of course, I always like to combine a little bit.


I made the banners with the tape. They are very easy to just stick it on your paper! And I also made the rosettes with the tape!




1. just stick the tape on your paper
2. die cut the rosette
3. take a border punch and add to the outside of the rosette to form a border
4. fold the rosette, take quick dry glue and make the rosette

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Be sure to check back every day (Tues-Thurs) 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 Love My Tapes for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Love My Tapes Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Pinspired Monday: Down in the pumpkin patch

Happy Monday everyone! It's time to get Pinspired.

My project today was inspired by my love of Halloween, and especially pumpkins!

And my Pinspiration was this wonderful paper pumpkin from whipperberry

So off I went to my paper stash and pulled out "Enchanted" and go to work.

I loved how simple this project really was. Wet paper strips, twist into sticks and let set. For the thinner strips I twisted the paper around florist's wire for more strength. The great thing is that Authentique's paper is nice and thick, so water is all that's needed to make it pliable and to "set". Other sites used ModgePodge for this project but I didn't need it! 

Once all the paper twists were ready, I pulled out the hot glue gun and started attaching the twists to a stem. Round and round and some singed fingertips later and I was done! The curly stems are paper wrapped around florist wire, then twisted around a pen for better curl.

I hope you are inspired to create your own magic pumpkin this Halloween. And don't forget that pumpkins are great for Thanksgiving too, and "Thankfully" Authentique has the perfect paper for that too!

~ Products used ~
Enchanted paper collection



Friday, October 26, 2012

Dual Purpose Treat Holders

Today's post is a little trash into treasure treat holder/place card that could easily be adapted for both Halloween or Thanksgiving. In fact, I've created one of each to showcase both the Enchanted and Thankful lines.
For these, I went totally low-tech and only used scissors and a border punch for tools. For the Enchanted treat holder, I used half of a paper towel roll and a piece of brown paper bag. For the Thankful roll, I used a newspaper that was lying around and the other half of the paper towel roll.
I didn't want to be able to "read" the newspaper that covered the roll, so used a Imagine Crafts Ink in Espresso Truffle on the newsprint. Then, I punched it with a border punch.
I used Helmar 450 glue to attach the papers to the tube. Then tied off an end with twine. I used another glue bottle that was similar in size to the tube to tie off the paper, without squishing it.
Once it was all ready (treats are inside!!), it was ready to decorate with papers and stickers.
I love how the Enchanted line is just lovely for Halloween.
And this lovely little Thankful number is going to be great for treats, AND as a Thanksgiving place card for my little girl.
It's super easy to create some interest layering the Details and Elements stickers with the patterned cardstock. I also sanded the edges to make them a little more rustic.
Tie off the ends with twine and your treat holders/place cards are done.

I hope that this post inspires you to make a few things using items that you probably have lying around the house. Happy Earth Friendly Friday!


Products Used:
Authentique: Enchanted Collection: Glowing & Details stickers; Thankful Collection: Remember, Cultivate, Pioneer, Elements stickers & Details stickers
Other Products: Imagine Crafts Memento Ink Espresso Truffle, Helmar 450 glue, Twinery twine (Flax), AC ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesives dimensional adhesive, Core'dinations cardstock, border punch

We also have a winner to announce from last weeks blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! 

What a great way to end a great week of collaboration with 3L. There have been so many great project ideas. These would be great table decorations or a little extra something tucked in as a hostess gift. Thanks for the clear, concise instructions. I'm heading to my scrap bin and see what I can come up with.
Please send an email to contests@authentiquepaper.com with "3L Week Winner" in the subject along with your mailing address and we will get a prize right out to you!
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