A Little "Hope" for Your Wednesday

Easter is just around the corner! Our design team members have been playing with our "Hope" collection and creating projects in preparation for Easter. Today we have a couple of great project inspiration to share with you from Heather Conklin & JJ Sobey! 

Happy Easter Authentique Fans!! For today's post, I wanted to share a cute little decor item that I created using the Hope Collection. I was doing a little tidying in my craft area, and happened upon this great Little Fancy Oval frame from Globecraft Memories. As soon as I spotted it, I knew that I wanted to create some great decor item with it.
The Adorn paper made the perfect little "chocolate bunny", and layered against the light tones of Faith; it stands out behind the plastic dome of the ornament.
The bunny was cut using my Silhouette and the Bunny Silhouette Set. I cut a few different sizes, then played with which would fit inside the dome the best.
To make sure that the bunny stood out even more, I used GooseBumps from Imaginecrafts to create some texture and shine. The photographs don't do the product justice, so here is a shot without the dome. It's not too sparkly or glittery. Just a slight shimmer with some texture. One tip, shake the bottle really well first.
Each of the layers of the ornament are covered with a different 12x12 Hope Collection paper.
In order from front to back, LavishFaith IICustom, and Faith in the background. I finished off the holes in the ornament with a brad in a matching shade of brown.
Lastly, I used some May Arts Wrinkled ribbon to hang the ornament, and some Sheer Jumbo Dot for a large bow. I did have to wire the large bow onto the brown ribbon to make it stay put.
I hope you create some exciting and beautiful decor items for your favorite holidays, and "Hoppy" Easter!
Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Hope Collection: Custom, Faith, Lavish, Adorn
Other-May Arts Ribbon, Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink, Globecraft Memories Little Fancy Oval frame, Imaginecrafts, Basic Grey brad


Hello Authentique friends! JJ here today, to share an Easter layout featuring our "Hope" collection. One of the things I love about this Easter collection is that is it very well suited to 'boy' pages - something that you don't often find in Easter papers.

I fussy cut some egg motifs from one of the papers (and die cut some spring branches) to add as embellishments.  A little foam adhesive makes the eggs stand out.

These kraft flag pins from Maya Road are the perfect color as-is for this collection. 

I folded some May Arts ribbon and tucked it under the edges of some of the paper layers for a little added texture.  Even though the arrow sticker is self-adhesive, I added some foam dots to the back to make it 'pop' - which is a great way to make a simple sticker standout from the background.

I've used this trick before (and I'll use it again) because it's so effective with multi-patterned layouts:  I placed my title stickers on a neutral piece of the patterned paper, cut around the whole title, then adhered with foam dots.  This makes it stand out a bit, and makes it easier to read.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Love these Heather and JJ! Awesome projects!

  2. Both projects are so sweet! I have a few Globecraft bubble frames left over from a Christmas project, I think I'll make an Easter Egg as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow, I am in love with Heather's frame. Seriously stunning!

  4. Just love the pretty bunny frame hanging! And is that a chocolate rooster in the layout? How fun!!

  5. I have that frame now to get some Hope so I can make one-it's so cute!

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  7. Love them both! This gives me such great ideas for this little frame, Heather...thanks for the inspiration!


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