Monday, March 18, 2013

Hoping For A Happy Easter!

Hello! Shellye bringing you a sweet flower-shaped chipboard mini album featuring the cutest Easter/Spring Collection: Hope.  I've also used a cool wavy template by Kiwi Lane to create the banner across the front of the album
I found this four page chipboard album at Michael's craft store in the $1 bin...you can't beat that!  After tracing the shape onto the desired Hope paper and trimming out, I used a jar lid to make a circle mat for the center of each page.
Layer on cardstock stickers with various dimensions of foam dots...I like to create different 'levels' and using different thicknesses helps to achieve that nice layered look.  To the album ring, I added a large velvet bow from May Art's ribbon.
Below I've added close-up photos of each individual page.  Grab-up fun embellishments like buttons, twine, paper flowers and pearls and let Authentique's paper and stickers do the rest!





Another thing that I like to do with my mini albums (especially chipboard ones) is to glue an edging of baker's twine to hide any uneven spots of the paper, as well as the unfinished chipboard.  

Authentique Products: Hope Collection- Await Paper; Promise Paper; Custom Paper; Faith Paper; Adorn  Paper; Lavish Paper; 12x12 Statements Stickers; 12x8 Elements Stickers; 12x12 Details Stickers

Glad you've joined us today!

Throughout the month of March we are featuring projects using products from our friends at Kiwi Lane Designs. Their templates and our paper are the perfect combo for creating cards, layouts, mini albums, and much more! We want you to have a chance to experience this crafty combo too, so we are having a Kiwi Lane/Authentique giveaway this month!  

To enter the giveaway:
*Leave a unique comment on this post
*Stop by our Facebook Page and "Like" us
*Stop by the Kiwi Lane Designs Facebook Page (tell them we sent you over!)
*Follow both companies on Instagram ( just search users @authentiquepaper and @kiwilanedesigns)

Keep in mind, you don't HAVE to do all of the above, but the more you do, the more chances you have at winning an awesome prize pack! 

Winners will be announced at the end of the month in our monthly Winner Round-Up. 

54 comments:

  1. Shellye...your album is fantastic! Love all the stitching too!

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  2. Love the shape of this mini. The papers are so pretty and all that stitching is perfect!

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  3. What a beautiful Mini,the papers are wonderful! absolutely Love the cover with the pretty ribbon! thank you for sharing ..this blog always has such great inspiration!

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  4. Beautiful mini--it feels fresh and vintage at the same time, which is cool.

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  5. Gorgeous mini-album...love the papers in this collection!

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  6. fabulous... and I love all of it...
    So adorable.. I can hardly wait for all the cha to be
    release patients.

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  7. Love the colors and that
    bow on your fantastic album.

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  8. Lovely album! The brown and blue color combo is a favorite! Beautiful papers!

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  9. darling album! I love those little kids with the bunnies!

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  10. Cool assortment of tags! I really like the curved banner on the first one.

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  11. Very cute and nice album. Great use
    of the product. Thanks for the chance
    to win.
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Gosh, I love the blue and brown together. That is a gorgeous blue!!!

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  13. I already liked you on FB long ago.

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  14. I said HI on Kiwi Lane's Facebook.

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  15. Ooh, this mini album looks fabulous! Beautiful work!

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  16. I also like you on Facebook!

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  17. Love th fower album -- so cute.
    I liked you on facebook also.

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  18. Very pretty album, Shellye! I love your work. :)

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  19. The colors are so so pretty. I love the little animals,too. What a great look. I love it.

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  20. Beautiful album, I love the paper line and the shapes achieved with the Kiwi Lane products.
    Already liked your FB Page
    Left a comment on Kiwi Lane designs saying you sent me
    *Following both companies on Instagram @authentiquepaper and @kiwilanedesigns)

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  21. Very pretty Easter album--I like the colors.

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  22. This is gorgeous, Shellye!! I love the shape, soft colors, and the layering!

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  23. Ohhhhhhhhhh - this is fabulous. Thanks bunches for the inspiration. Great job.

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  24. I left Kiwi Lane some love!

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  25. This is gorgeous!! Such sweet papers!

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  26. I love the stitching and all the sweet little details on each page! What a fun album for Easter! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. This is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous album!

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  28. I told Kiwi Lane that you sent me to say hello.

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  29. Gorgeous and unqiue mini. I love the dollar bins at Michaels (and any other store) you never know what you'll find and it's always something you need to craft with. Great job and tutrial. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What a cute album ! I like to put twine or ribbon on the edges of mine too. Gives the album a more finished look.

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  31. Lovely work Shellye and as always so beautifully done. I love the look of your album!!

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  32. You rock, my friend!! This mini is the cutest, so many lovely details and great stitching!

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  33. What a wonderful mini!

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  34. It's beautiful how you mixed the different patterns.

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  35. Superb colours...the entire cover of the album looks absolutely awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  36. Gorgeous! I love the papers that you used...so fun. The thing that really stood out for me was the stitching that you did. I've noticed stitching on other projects but this really stood out for me as to how beautiful and complete it made the whole project. I am encouraged to pick up a sewing machine and start stitching my cards and minis. Any suggestions on an inexpensive machine?

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    1. Thank you, Marianne! I use the Brother Project Runway version...purchased it from Wal-Mart for just a little over $100 about four years ago! Haven't had a bit of trouble with it and I don't even think I've changed the needle out LOL And trust me, I use my sewing machine almost every single day :)

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  37. SO beautiful!! I knew I needed the Kiwi Lane templates, but now I need them even more. This album is stunning!!!

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  38. What a gorgeous album you created. I am so loving the softer blue of this line. You used it so well.

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  39. cute little album! thank you for sharing.

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  40. What a cute mini! I love those papers. Thanks for the chance to win that wonderful prize!

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  41. Thank you everyone for the SWEET comments; they made my day!!! And good luck on the prize ;)

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  42. What a pretty mini book! Clever idea to use the KLD templates, they make papercrafting easy! Love your mini!!

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