Thursday, March 7, 2013

Paper Crafting Projects for Mom with "Grace"

Mother's Day is just a few months away, so why not go ahead and get a head start on some projects for Mom with our new "Grace" collection

One item that you will find in stores with our "Grace" collection is our new Paper Crafting Assortment.  In this assortment you will find a wide variety of coordinating paper crafting items. Basically, everything you need to make multiple projects, all for one great price! 

I was recently asked by a friend to create some coordinating baby items for a new mother. Without much thought at all, I reached for my "Grace" Paper Crafting Assortment and got started. 

I first decided to create a mini album using paper bags and the 8x8 papers { included in the Paper Crafting Assortment.} I went with a paper bag album simply because I love the tuck away extra tags for journaling & photos into the ends of the bags. After cutting down the paper to fit my bags, I was able to use the extra pieces for tags. The 8x8 papers are the perfect size for creating mini albums as well as altered items and home decor pieces. 

Next, I looked into my alterable items drawer and found this little cardboard frame. I love keeping alterable frames around because you never know when someone will need a little gift- and these are quick and easy to make! 

I really love the double sided die cuts that come with this collection. These die cuts are exclusive to the Paper Crafting Assortment, so if you want them, you will have to pick up the whole kit. You get a wide variety of die cuts in the assortment to use on your projects. 

I also made a chipboard banner with the assortment (see, I said you could do a lot of projects!). My friend asked for a decor piece for the baby's nursery, so I figured a banner with her name would be perfect. 

The base of my banner is actually a mini album that I took apart. Maya Road has some really great accordion albums that work really well for banners. The chipboard is very sturdy and holds up nicely when hanging on a wall or door. 

Here's a close-up of the banner. I like to add ribbons and frilly accents to my projects, so adding the extra girly touch to all of the "Grace" projects that I created came easily. 

You will also find a few sketches in the Paper Crafting Assortment to help you out with card-making. 
This is the sketch that I used to create a quick card. 

Here's my take on the sketch. The size of the 8x8 papers make it easy to create a 4x6 standard card base. All of the paper in the Paper Crafting Assortment is double-sided, so you can create a card with a plain inside to write a message or add a sentiment. 

Another item that can be purchased with the "Grace" collection are our new Petite Folders. These are great to make a few quick cards, a mini album, or you can even add them to your layouts. When paired with the Paper Crafting Assortment, the possibilities are endless! 

I created a quick card with the petite folders and some of the die cuts from the paper crafting assortment. 

Some of you may have seen this canvas posted on our facebook page yesterday, but I wanted to share it here as well. 
Also created with the Paper Crafting Assortment, this beautiful altered canvas is a perfect home decor piece!  I created this project for the May Arts Spring Challenge, but wanted to add it in here for all to see. The lovely new May Arts ribbons coordinate so well with the "Grace" collection

Believe it or not, after all of that.. I still have plenty of product leftover to create even more! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to run to your nearest LSS and pick up a "Grace" Paper Crafting Assortment and get creative! 

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We are so excited about our new products that we want to give some away! We want everyone to see how excited we are about the new products, and we need you to help relay the message! 

Here's YOUR chance to WIN! 

To enter the giveaway:
*Leave a unique comment on this post
*Stop by our Facebook Page and "Share" the link to this post with at least 3 friends (or in your facebook feed)
*Follow us on Instagram ( just search user @authentiquepaper)

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! 
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Products Used: 
Authentique Paper- "Grace" collection- Paper Crafting Assortment, Petite Folders
May Arts Ribbon- Teal String: 449-34, White Eyelet: 447-38-01, Green Leaves: 448-66, Salmon Faux Lightweight Canvas: 444-58-20, Sheer/Woven Rosettes: 353-15-01, Sheer/Frayed Flowers: 393-25-17, Lace: 390-34-09, Crochet: 361-58-26, Sheer/Satin Band: CC18, Solid/Wrinkled: EA17
Canvas Corp- 4x4 Burlap Stretched Canvas
Other- Studio Calico- Wood Veneer Butterflies

70 comments:

  1. Over the Moon Beautiful!!!! all the artpieces today....so love it all...beautiful collection...

    hugs, Peggy Lee

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  2. This collection is SO darling! Beautiful work by Emily (I always love her projects). Would love to get my hands on this line, thanks for the chance!

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  3. This flower pattern is so pretty!

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  4. Beautiful projects,Love the paper used...

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  5. What a beautiful collection! Authentique use of a graceful collection!

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  6. this paper collection is gorgeous. thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  7. i shared your give-away on my facebook page!

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  8. These colors are so pretty, My wedding color scheme was peach, I would love to use these papers in my Wedding Album. I will go and share on FB now. Thanks for the Chance to win this beautiful collection.

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  9. WE have a new granddaughter and the paper bag album is on my table to start, what an amazing collection Grace is. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Those folders`YUM
    what a lovely collecton
    and such wonderful projects shared with us today
    thanks for the chance to win

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  11. Emily...these are all so amazing! You did go on a crafting spree! You rock sister!

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  12. I like the collection pack that has all the phrases together in one place.

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  13. So beautiful! I love the combination of the burlap, ribbons, flowers and pearls. It is so feminine! Authentique never dissappoints! Keep up the good work!

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  14. As always your products are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Such awesome projects! Love them all!

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  16. Im gonna defintely puck up at lss

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  17. I love the delicateness of your papers. It makes me feel happy, and lucky and beautiful when I see them used in the gorgeous projects posted here. I would love to win your wonderful prize so that I could create some of this delicate beauty in my life, too. Thank you for this fun chance to win!

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  18. I need this line of crafting supplies asap. These projects are marvelous!

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  19. a : a charming or attractive trait or characteristic
    b : a pleasing appearance or effect : charm

    Absolutely fitting name for a gorgeous paper line! Love Authentique :)

    Paula

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  20. OMG…I love this “GRACE” collection; it is sooo girly, perfect for Mother-Day projects! Thank you for the chance of winning.

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  21. Such fabulous projects! I'm in love with that banner! Great idea to use a chipboard album!

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  22. those are so pretty and the paper is nice to i love handmade alubms and the pix frame was cute to. thanks for sharing you did a great job. god bless.

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  23. Wow, I just adore the sayings, the flowers, all the layers, and the colors on all of these projects! Beautiful! Thanks so much for the chance to win! =o)

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  24. Beautiful collection. My Mom died recently so I wont be making cards this year, but I think we will release some balloons with little notes in them on Mother's Day.

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    1. So sorry to hear that Pam! Balloons with notes sounds like a perfect way to remember your mother! We also have our new "Remembrance" collection, it would be perfect to make yourself a little sentimental piece in honor of your mother <3

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  25. Beautiful papers and beautiful projects!

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  26. This is a fantastic floral bonanza! Everything is just SO beautiful and I want to make all of it! GRACE is a perfect name for this collection. The paper crafting assortment will keep me busy for days!

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  27. This Grace collection is gorgeous! I am so addicted to ALL Authentique lines...you just keep hitting home runs every time!

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  28. Gorgeous stuff, love it!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I follow in Instagram (cherylahutcherson)

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  30. This is an awesome collection! Soft and feminine - a perfect feeling of "Grace"!

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  31. Emily your projects are all so wonderful! I knew that I wanted the Grace collection and now I do believe that I NEED it!!!

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  32. I'm a crafty geek
    For all things Authentique!
    How is that for "unique"????

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  33. I am now following you on Instagram! My user is dababyg

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  34. Everything is very cute, So much detail!:) i will be sharing on my facebook as well. Thanks for the chance to win!:)

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  35. I have also shared on my Facebook feed!

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  36. you are an amazing desinger! I was going to pass on this pack but now it is a must have for me. I love how you made a banner out of a chipboard mini book. I have a ton of those and now I can put them to go use. And thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. this paper really inspires my creative spirit

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  38. Amazing, gorgeous, creative and inspirational work. Any of these projects and this paper collection are so perfect to create gifts for the new mom in the family, your mother-in-law or to create a very special memory of (FOR) your mother. Great job, excellently done!

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  39. Gorgeous, Radiant, Adorable, Creative uses, Elegant - GRACE! Would love to win!

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  40. great projects!!!! just lovin all the inspiration!!! this line is gorgeous!!!!

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  41. This is such a feminine & pretty collection. It's beautiful in your projects!

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  42. Reminds me of my Grandma's bedrooms up stairs on the farm.Such a romantic collection.

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  43. What a gorgeous collection. I really like the name for this one because to me the softness of the line fits. Gorgeous projects and use of the products.

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  44. Would love to make some projects for my mom with this beautiful collection.

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  45. That banner you made is super cute, and a really great idea for a decoration in a babies rooms. =)

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  46. Gorgeous projects! I love all the special details! The flowers, pins and ribbons complement the beautiful papers!
    DeniseB

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  47. Have you visited heaven? These are just to die for and only someone with that type of insight can create such beauties!

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  48. The banner is drop dead gorgeous. Pinning it... I also love the canvas - what a beautiful piece, mixing up texture and soft colours, flowers... it has a bit of everything in a sweet composition.

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  49. I love the chipboard banner you featured. So cute!

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  50. the mother acronym card is fantastic!!!! neeed to do that!

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  51. wow what an Amazing collection. such awesome quality. I love the projects. iam a flowers girl and love all the flower patterns. Love the soft colors they are so sweet. thanks for the chance to win this super giveaway. I follow

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  52. authentique is authentic in my page. would love to know where you can get the cardboard frames.

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  53. Absolutely Beautiful Banner, love it and the papers you used!!! they are beautiful!!! Also love your other projects!!!! Beautiful job!!!
    Hugs,
    Cheryl W

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  54. Emily - I had to go back and an look at this post again! There are so many sweet projects on one post! All Adorable, especially the banner - I am sure she will love it!

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  55. What a beautiful banner! This is such a pretty new line!

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  56. These are all so lovely. The serenity of this collection really speaks to me-the colors and designs calm my spirit.

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  57. I shared on FB and tagged 3 of my best friends!

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  58. Beautiful ,soft & soo inspirational.thanks for sharing this to my FB wall, BethW. you're right,it is soo lovely.so much potential :) gorgeous <3

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  59. I love these beautiful creations that can be used for Mother's Day.

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  60. Beautiful projects. I LOVE the canvas. It is over the top. The collection is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

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  61. Wow is this collection gorgeous! LOVE the fun and flirty colors and patterns in your project. That canvas is awesome!

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  62. Oh my scrappy goodness !! These are so incredibly beautiful !! I have to get this paper !! Perfect for almost any occasion . TFS and a chance to win .

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  63. This is definitely my favorite collection! I love all the projects the DT has made with it. It makes me want it even more.

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  64. Your projects are lovely. Can't wait to get my hands on the paper.

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  65. Beautiful projects.I love this paper it is so versitile.Thank you for a chance to win it and Thank You for sharing.

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