Friday, December 28, 2012

Announcing: Renew

The new year brings a natural opportunity to "Renew" ourselves. We are pleased to present this collection of 6 double sided patterned papers, 2 coordinating solid papers (solid on the front, faint pattern on the back)...AND... 9 brand new items!

In addition to the beauty of the items in the collection, we are so excited to reveal a little something we've been working on for months....hand-picked, custom milled, exclusive to Authentique Paper...a different unique texture to our paper! While others have imitated our signature textured paper, we decided to take it a step further and create our very own unique finishes for our paper. There are several different textures, which will appear throughout our new product releases in 2013.

"Renew" is printed on a soft, petal-like finish, allowing the beauty of the designs to shine while still offering luxurious paper for you to craft with! 



Project by Design Team Member Loes de Groot



All of our brand new paper die cut accents are printed an exclusive, custom made heavy weight textured paper - this is a texture you have never seen before (and it is different from the texture on the 6 double sided papers)! The die cuts are also printed on both sides, giving you twice the value as well as double the options for use! 


NEW ITEM #1 - "Puzzle Pieces" - Puzzle piece-shaped paper die cuts are a unique and fun addition to any project. Use alone or layer on top of one another to piece together to accent a memory! 



NEW ITEM #2 - "Mini Notes" - Add a personal note to any project, card or creation...just over 3" wide, we think these are a great size!




NEW ITEM #3 - "Block Numbers" - Personalize with a number or date...imagine the possibilities!



NEW ITEM #4 - "Frames & Corners" - Highlight photos whether big or small (overall size of this item is almost 6" wide). Don't forget they are double sided too!



NEW ITEM #5 - "Titles & Phrases" - Theme your project by adding the perfect title or phrase!


NEW ITEM #6 - "Hinges & Tabs" - How can you not swoon over hinges and tabs? Add the perfect edge to your creation!


NEW ITEM #7 - "Circles & Scallops" - Great for layering and adding a little pop!



NEW ITEM #8 - "Petite Folders" - Yes, we just said it - perfectly sized petite file folders...about the size of a recipe card, we see so many opportunities to add these to gifts, projects, mini albums, layouts, etc. You have to see these in person, they are awesome!












NEW ITEM #9 - 8x8 paper bundle!!! We LOVE 6x6, don't get us wrong, and we still offer a 6x6 paper pad, but sometimes you need more than 6" of paper - 12" may be too much, but 8" is just right! Altered artists unite and get your hands on our 8x8 bundles, they are out of this world!


The collection kit for "Renew" is a little different as well - included in the kit are 14 double sided papers, an exclusive kit-only 12x12 Details sticker and an exclusive kit-only 12x8 Elements sticker. 


12x12 paper designs for "Renew" are below...be prepared to fall in love! 
































This collection has started shipping to stores all around the world, so you don't have to wait to get your hands on it to feel the two new textures we've dedicated to this collection! 


We want to GIVE AWAY a "Renew" prize to one lucky fan! Just leave a comment telling us what you love about this collection and we will draw and announce a winner soon!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winner Round-Up!

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We realized that we had a few gifts left to give! With everything being so hectic with the holidays, we wanted to wait and do one big winner round-up for the month. 

Clear Scraps Week: 
So beautiful!!! Love this line and the cover with the ribbon dress form is stunning.

Paisley's & Polka Dots Mini Album:
Wow this is just drop dead gorgeous! Who wouldn't love to win this! Stunning!

Winter "Seasons" Petite Collection:

Hey, we do have snow in Florida! In the month of December, snow falls nightly in Celebration! At 6, 7, 8, and 9 pm! It's a wintery wonderland, and well, the best that we get here in Florida! What a nice collection to scrap the Market Street snowfall in Celebration. 

Helmar Week:
I love the quilt affect on this project and want to give this a try. This paperline was an excellent one to use for this technique!

November Sketch Challenge:

November Inspiration Color Challenge:

Please send an e-mail with the subject "WINNER (and what prize you won)" along with your mailing address to contests@authentiquepaper.com to claim your Authentique Paper prize!


Monday, December 24, 2012

IMAGINE the possibilities with "Peaceful"


Merry Christmas Eve Authentique fans! We have a very special guest with us today! If you are still putting the finishing touches on your handmade gifts.... or just starting to make them, make sure you read through this post! Our friend John Peterson from Imagine Crafts shows how he made an awesome explosion box that folds out into an accordion mini album! Now we have seen a few of these on the web, but nothing like this! *Hint Hint* These make great gifts! Check it out! 



I've always been a blue and silver person (think snowflakes) for the Holidays, but the first time that I saw the Peaceful Collection at the Summer CHA Show I knew that I might be changing my palette for the Holidays this year! I thought that the mix of different shades of green, along with using gray instead of the typical red, just called out for a little bit of gold and sparkle!



This is the box cover (top left) that was sprayed with IMAGINE Crafts' Fireworks! craft sprain Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart to give it a little sparkle and shine.

INSIDE:
Accordion Book (open): sprayed with Fireworks! in Pear Tart and Bamboo leaves, then stamped with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink with a variety of snowflake stamps.
Top Page: Inner most layer was over stamped with a snowflake stamp in Tsukineko VersaMagic Niagara Mist. Second layer was stamped with a variety of different snowflake stamps using VersaMagic in Aloe Vera, Niagara Mist and Delicata Golden Glitz.
Right Page: Memory Box Holiday Stamp set stamped with VersaMagic Niagara Mist and Delicata Golden Glitz.
Bottom: IMAGINE Crafts' SHEET Metal (ATC size) colored and stamped with Tsukineko StazOn inks using GlazOn layer protectant between each layer to keep each color separated. Base colors of StazOn Olive and Eden Greens with a touch of Dove Gray. Snowflakes were stamped with StazOn Stone Gray. Text stamped with StazOn Metallic Gold.



LID: Authentique "Freeze" paper is on the top of the box oversprayed with Fireworks! craft sprays in Pear Tart and Bamboo Leaves. Snowflakes are stamped with VersaMagic Cloud White and Niagara Mist along the sides.



BASE: Authentique's "Chill" paper has snowflakes overstamped using IMAGINE Craft's GooseBumps texture spray to create a resist effect. Memento Pistachio and Olive Green are then applied directly to the paper, with the excess wiped off with a paper towel misted with IMAGINE Crafts' Ink Potion No. 9 blending solution to reveal the resist snowflakes and the beautiful print from the "Chill" paper below.

We would like to thank John for sharing this project today! Make sure you stop by and say hello to him as well as our other friends at Imagine Crafts by visiting their Facebook Page! Tell them Authentique Paper sent you!

 Also we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! Be sure to check back later on this week... we might just have another surprise to share before we ring in 2013! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

A "Lovely" Clear Scraps Mini Album


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


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

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Hello Authentique fans, Heather here with a cute mini album. I often create mini albums for gifts. This one will be heading to it's new home shortly. I've been wanting to use my beautiful Lovely papers for quite awhile, and when I saw Dress Form Embellishments from Clear Scraps, I knew that this would be a great chance to use some wonderfully girly papers.

Rather than use the Lovely papers for Valentine's related items, I focused on their soft colors and patterns. I will later put pictures of my two girls inside before I send it off. I started with the Clear Scraps Showy Mixables Album. I used Tim Holtz's Adirondack Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper, both on the album pages, and on the dress form. I had never used alcohol inks before, so just found a couple of tutorials on YouTube, and used a lot of trial and error. My paper choices for the cover include the Valentine paper (12x12) and Crush (6x6). I also used a mix of elements from the Details sticker sheet and the Paper Crafting Assortment. The "dress" is a bit of May Arts Net ribbon, and a Petaloo Darjeeling flower, with a Maya Road Heart Trinket Pin.
The pages alternate between chipboard and acrylic sheets. For the chipboard pages, I used 12x12 (Fancy) sheets to cover the chipboard, and then alternated various photo mats from the 6x6 sheets in both the fabulous solids, and smaller patterns. To finish the pages, I inked the edges of most everything with a Imagine Crafts Memento ink pad in Love Letter. Then I added a doily and another Details sticker.
This was a super fun acrylic sheet to make. I tried for a polka dot effect. Then layered Keynote paper with an element from the Paper Crafting Assortment (PCA), May Arts ribbon, and some of the stickers that were included in the PCA.
This chipboard sheet was covered in Adore paper, a couple of the 6x6 pages and some of the Details stickers and PCA elements. Some May Arts Seam Binding will enhance the photos used later.
The last page is covered in Crush. I just love the cute polka dots on this page! Two squares of Amour 6x6, a little bit of one of the backs of the 12x12 sheets in tan that I used a border punch on, and quite a few of the elements from the PCA adorn this page.
To finish the Clear Scraps Showy Mixables Album, I used a random assortment of May Arts ribbons in reds and pinks to create some interest on the jump rings.

As you can see,  I used a predominately Valentine's line in a non-Valentine's way. I am excited for the recipient of this mini album to display it year round.
Products Used:
Authentique: Lovely Collection: Adore, Crush, Keynote, Valentine, Amour, Crush, 6x6 Pad, Paper Crafting Assortment, Details Stickers, Elements Stickers
Clear Scraps: Dress Form Embellishments, Showy Mixable Album
Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink, Imagine Crafts Memento Ink, May Arts Ribbons, Petaloo Flowers, Maya Road Trinket Pins, doily


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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 Clear Scraps for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Clear Winter Card


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


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

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For my project, I started with the Clear Scraps "Send It Clear" card and Authentique's new "Seasons Winter" collection.


The card opens out in a gate-fold, to reveal the sentiment inside.  I dry-embossed the flaps of the card, and added some shimmer with Glimmer Glam.


The flaps 'close' with an additional acrylic shape (also embossed and 'glammed') and one of the small sentiment stickers from this collection:


Here's a close-up of the embossed acrylic.


Supplies:

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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 Clear Scraps for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Clear Scraps Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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