Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring cards with Kiwi Lane Designs!

Hello Authentique friends! JJ here today, to share some cards featuring the "Seasons: Spring" petite collection.


For each of these cards, I used curve templates from Kiwi Lane Designs.  I started out by tracing the curves on several pieces of the patterned paper (and some card stock), then I cut them out and distressed the edges.  Layering thick papers like Authentique's gives some nice depth to a card.


I finished off this card with a sentiment, some pretty Petaloo flowers, and a couple of stick pins from Maya Road.


This card was made in a similar way, but I added stitching to the layers:


I punched out a couple of clouds and adhered them with foam adhesive, to give more dimension.


I placed the letter stickers on one of the contrasting papers, and cut around the whole sentiment, leaving a border.  This little trick helps words stand out against the background.


For the third card, I again started with the Kiwi Lane curve template.


I die-cut a few 'doily' shapes to back the sentiment stickers, and adhered with foam-adhesive to make them 'pop'.


Then I tucked in a couple more of the Maya Road stick pins.


I hope you'll make a few cards, maybe trying these ideas, and share them with us on our Facebook page - we would love to see them!

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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. 

49 comments:

  1. Cool template, gives the cards a nice layered look! Love the second one with the stitching and clouds!

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  2. Beautiful blooms and clouds~lovely movement here!

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  3. JJ...your cards are so beautiful!

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  4. Love the projects, Love Authentique paper, Love Petaloo and I can't wait to find some Kiwi Designs things at my LSS. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love the patterned paper and
    those distressed edges and stitching.
    Thank you for the chance to win such
    fabulous papers.

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  6. I like the tip about mounting your letter stickers on a contrasting color to stand out.

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  7. Oh these papers! They are a MUST HAVE on my spring shopping list. And LOVE LOVE LOVE the Kiwi curve templates! Fabulous projects!

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  8. Beautiful projects! I'm loving all the wavy lines from the Kiwi Designs templates, what great effects!

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  9. These card really look like spring !! Just beautiful ! TFS and a chance to win . I like both companies on FB .

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  10. I love these beautiful cards.The second card is my favorite.

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  11. I like Kiwi lane on FB and let them know you sent me!

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  12. I follow both companies on Instagram!

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  13. So very soft and pretty! I love the clouds the best! TFS!

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  14. Love those papers, maybe I will be the lucky one who get to play with them. I am so hping the Irish Luck follows me.

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  15. Super Beautiful project. love the layering and the flowers are beautiful thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  16. Gorgeous paper that puts me in the mood for Spring creating!

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  17. These are gorgeous!!! THey make me so happy to look at!

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  18. I've never thought of getting their products because I make cards, I don't scrapbook. But now I see that they can really be used for cards, too. I love the curves...

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  19. Gorgeous cards, excently crafted and a fun tutorial. There's nothing better than finding a new company with fabulous templates and products. thanks for sharing them with us.

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  20. These are such lovely cards.Like some of the others,I had never checked out Kiwi Lane's products. I've bookmarked their web page and have to go spend some more time there.

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  21. Gorgeous projects, thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. wow, I luv what you did with this stunning papers.....beautiful!

    enjoy *~*

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  23. Beautiful cards! i follow both companies on FB!

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  24. Love love love your designs!! I follow both on FB as well!

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  25. So many techniques on one card! The colors are absolutely beautiful!

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  26. I really like the layered look. The Seasons Spring collection worked well with this technique. I did all 4 entries:
    I follow Authentique and KiwiLaneDesigns on FB and Twitter. Left a comment here and on KiwiLaneDesigns letting them know Authentique sent me.

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  27. Plan on buying bunches of these at the Michigan Mega Meet, but wouldn't say no to a prize!

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  28. Lovely! I really like the curved, overlapping layers!

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  29. I commented on Kiwi Lane's FB page.

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  30. Wow I really LOVE these cards!!! I think its a combination between the wavy curves and the the beautiful papers! I think I will need this paper pack!

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  31. I don't make cards, but these beautiful cards make me want to start.

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  32. I liked Kiwi Lane and told them you sent me.

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  33. I follow you both on Instagram as HeartHugs

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  34. love authentique papers! thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  35. stopped by kiwi and waved hi from southeastern north carolina.

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  36. Beautiful cards.The colors are perfect together.i love the templets that you used.The stiching is awesome.I have to try that.Your paper and Kiwi Lanes templets are perfect together,But then agian I love your paper for most of my projects.Thank you for sharing and a chance at an awesome prize.

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  37. Perfectly pretty pastels - love, love and love them.AnnieS.

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  38. cute cards and the paper looks like fabric (from my computer) i like the stitching around the card great touch. thanks for sharing God Bless.

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  39. wow cool giveaway Iam following all thanks for the chance to win

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  40. love the card and the colors the layering is super. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

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  41. Very soft and pretty cards. I like the curves and the stitching.

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  42. OMG... I just love the thank you card with the raindrops and the clouds with the flowers... I am absolutely in love with Kiwi Lane and Authentique paper!!!! Definitely my favorites!!!

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  43. Lovely cards! On the first one, I love the pins and the "Happy Birthday" tiles. On the second one, I love the "Thank you" tiles and the stitching. Thank you for the inspiration! Beautiful colors and pattern paper. I am hooked on Authentique papers!

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