Gifts for Mom & Dad with "Grace" & "Strong"

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

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

Angie Blom

Hi everyone, Angie Blom here with a fun FRAME project using
Authentique Paper's "GRACE " collection , Therm -O- web and some
Glitter Dust spray and Micro Glass Beads.

I just love how I can fly by the seat of my pants and I can create
something out of the blue. If you know me well... this happens alot..haha
No different for this fun layered
"My Best Friend"
 frame for my Mom for this coming Mother's Day.

With fun details that just pop right off the frame..
 all made with this beautiful must have collection of papers "Grace".

I started by using a wooden frame from Michael's craft store.. then proceeded to pencil
the shape of the frame and cut it.. adding 2, 1 1/5 and 1 inch strips of decorative papers, that
I punched using some border punches.  each layer is using these amazing Therm - o - web foam
squares, in both the 1/4 and 1/2 inch size. and they are very sticky so it will hold on my project very well. I wanted to achieve a 3-D look so you can touch the dimension of this project.

I then took my project outdoors and sprayed some Glitter Gold dust all over it.. it almost
transformed the paper to look like fabric. it is delightfully glimmery and appealing without it
looking like a thick layer of spray. I just love this look.. you might not notice it in these photo's
that is how subtle of a look you will get. so your paper designs still shine through. LOVE that!!

The flowers I made Using some fun punches from McGill it transformed the "poised" paper
into the loveliest embellishment ever.. using punches for the leaves and  sprigs..  then adding the
individual "zots" singles to adhere them together..  and some foam dots to give the flower the
same height as the rest of the frame , so it is not tilting in any way.  I then finished it off with
some May arts ribbon and string and some pearls from Want2scrap .

I love how a less than $2.00 frame looks amazing with these papers.
 I know my Mom is going to love this for Mother's Day.

supplies:  Authentique "Grace Collection"
Therm-O-web adhesives, zots, foam
Art Glitter "Gold Glitter Dust", micro glass beads
May Arts ribbon, Want2scrap bling, McGill punches
Michael's wooden frame , border punches
thank you for coming by to see me today.

 Heather Conklin

I love using my Authentique paper for all kinds of projects. Since there are some important holidays coming up, I created a couple of gift bags with matching tags using the Strong and Grace Collections and some fantastic Therm O Web products.

 For the Mother's Day bag, I used the Grace Collection. The base of the bag is Sweetness paper glued down with a Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner. I used an edge punch to create the contrasting tones from the Beauty paper. Then I added a large banner with Beauty and Heart paper. To add more dimension, I used the 3D White Foam Squares underneath the banner.
I then cut apart a Want2Scrap Swirls White Pearl embellishment, and layered one of the sentiments from the Foundations Cut Apart paper that I had used Therm O Web's Iridescent Glitter Dust on. Since I cut the pearls in half and moved them into a different placement than they originally were in, I was able to arrange them both above and below the sentiment.
To finish off the gift packaging, I created a matching tag. I used an stationary tag that I got a my local office store as the base. I removed the original string, and covered it in one of the solids from the 8x8 pad. Added a stripe of Beauty, then used some more of the 3D White Foam Squares to add some more dimension. Then sprayed the whole thing with some more of the Iridescent Glitter Dust before adding another little sentiment from the Paper Crafting Assortment. Lastly, I replaced the string with some wonderful crocheted May Arts ribbon.
For the Father's Day bag, I chose the Strong Collection. The colors are perfect for more masculine projects. I liked the banner idea from the first bag, but wanted to make them a little more masculine, so did not bend the corners at all. I covered the bag with a piece of the Handsome paper.
To be honest, the paper was just a little bit short from another project, so I decided to pull out my Kiwi Lane Templates in Scallops and create a valance to hide that fact, and to hide the tops of the Mighty banners as well. I used the 3D White Foam Squares to add dimension to the banners, the valance and the sentiment cut from the Foundations Cut Apart paper.
I created the matching tag using another office tag. I covered it in Enduring and Clever and used two of the Stamp Blocks die cuts for my sentiments. Before gluing everything down using a Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner, I inked all of my pieces using ImagineCrafts Memento Ink in Nautical Blue. Lastly, I tied off my tag using another May Arts ribbon.
I really love how easy these projects really are, and how much my lovely parents are going to enjoy them on their respective holidays.
Products Used-
Authentique Paper- Strong Collection 12x12 papers & Paper Crafting Assortment; Grace Collection 12x12 papers, 8x8 papers & Paper Crafting Assortment
Therm O Web Products-Glitter Dust (Iridescent), Sticky Dot Runner, 3D White Foam Squares
Other Products Used-ImagineCrafts Memento Ink (Nautical Blue), May Arts ribbons, Avery tags, kraft gift bags, Want2Scrap Pearl embellishments

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Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Therm O Web all week long for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Don't forget to stop by the Therm O Web Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


  1. love your mother and father's day projects. thank you for sharing.

  2. Beautiful frame and wonderful gift bags! Love how they were embellished.

  3. Love the frame and gift bags! Both are so wonderfully done!

  4. Gorgeous projects ! Love all the details.

  5. Wonderful projects
    LOVE the bags!!!!!!

  6. These are great, I'm especially loving the bags. They look so professional, total transformation!

  7. I'm really loving those gift bags. And the frame is very pretty as well. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  8. Wonderful projects for
    gifts. I have the same
    frame I'll scraplift this
    Carla from Utah

  9. These projects are absolutely stunning! I love the colors, all the layers and the pearls, the pearls :) I am so inspired to try these ideas!

  10. Oh Angie, I think your mother will love the frame! Its simply beautiful I love all the layers! Now the gift bag....I don't have anyone to create for on mothers day and fathers day but I can certainly use these ideas as a gift for my daughter..the bags are quite beautiful!

  11. These are beautiful projects! Angie's frame is just gorgeous! I like how the bags were done with all the layers.

  12. These projects are fabulously beautiful!! Way to go to all the designers from this blog post!!!

  13. Fabulous gift projects, love the "Beauty" of Best Friend ( my mom was my best friend too ! ) frame Angie did; that "poised" flower is gorgeous! And Heather's gift bags Mom's captures "heart", "beauty" and "Sweetness" of a Mother; And for Dad she celebrated the "Hero" "Mighty", "Enduring", and "Clever" !! You go girls job well done you did Authentique proud !!

  14. I love the gift bags. I've decided to use gift bags rather than wrapping presents so I'm always looking for ideas to decorate the bags. Love all of the projects.

  15. That frame is gorgeous! I would like to see that Glitter gold dust up close. The gift bags are so awesome!

  16. Wow, such gorgeous projects! I really love the frame in particular!

  17. ok, angie, I love authentique, you just made is so much easier for me to create from your inspiration, I can hardly wait to work with Authentique in the future...
    wink wink

  18. I love both of the ladies' projects. I have been following them both for a while now. Your papers are just gorgeous!

  19. Wow...these are just gorgeous! The papers are perfect for these projects...and love that Heather made both a Mom and a Dad gift bag!

  20. Great, beautiful creative projects! Angie's frame is to die for and love how Heather stretched her paper for that gift bag!

  21. Ohmygoodness ... LOVE these projects. I really do.

  22. These are all so pretty! I have to get both of these collections as soon as possible.

  23. Beautiful projects! Love the mix of masculine and feminine!

  24. Wow! The Father's Day bag was perfect and beautiful! I love seeing masculine projects, TFS!

  25. Every thing down to the small details on all 3 projects are fabulous. Kudos to Heather- Love, Love, love your Father's Day Gift Bag & thank you for showing that crafts are just to be made for women.

  26. The frame is a cute gift idea. Inspires me...I have a few old frames that could use some revamping. and you also reminded me to find something for my mom for mothers day! haha!

  27. The frame is so kewl I love the idea of altering something as a gift and the paper bags look so nice, it's sweet to see you made one for dad too something for a man is so hard not to make girly when crafting you did a brillant job on it :) hugs Nikki

  28. Oh, my gosh! The frame and gift bags are gorgeous!

  29. Love, LovE, LoVE, LOVE the frame and gift bags! I so wish I could make such stunning projects for my Mom and Dad. Can I borrow you guys for a day? Authentique paper is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  30. What beautiful projects. That frame is so unique. I love the decorated gift bags. I love the vintage feel to these papers and coordinating elements!


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