Monday, May 6, 2013

Authentique Paper & Hampton Art Project Inspiration Blog Hop- Day 1

Authentique Paper and Hampton Art are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and our new stamps from Hampton Art!
In case you haven't heard yet, we have teamed up with Hampton Art to create a line of co-branded cling mount stamps. Currently we have 3 sets to chose from:


After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Hampton Art blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have created today with these stamp sets and Authentique Paper products!

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Hi everyone, Audrey here! I am so excited to share an altered gift tin with you today that pairs Hampton Art/Authentique co-branded stamps with Authentique's gorgeous Remembrance collection. Truly a perfect partnership! And a fun way to upcycle an old empty tin into something useful and new, too.

 I have to admit that I'm sort of a sucker for pretty packaging, and I love coming up with new ways of boxing up those special gifts. It's really quite easy dressing up the front of almost any recycled container, like this Maya Road embellishment tin. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has a whole stash of those just waiting to be used!
The lid of the tin is almost the same size as a standard card base, so that's what I started with. Once I was done with the card, I added a bit of extra lace on the bottom, and it was pretty much a perfect fit.

Here's a few steps from start to finish.
Cut a standard A2 card front from Remembrance 1 paper. Stamp the script image from the Keep Me Posted stamp set along the sides of the card front using ColorBox Dark Cherry Archival Dye Ink.
Layer with card front with additional patterned papers. (Note* I tend to like things a bit on the shabby side, so all my pieces are lightly sponged with ink) I used a panel of purple stripe Remembrance 3 (B side) down the center, slightly skewed to the left, followed by a frame die cut from Remembrance 2 (A side) paper. I added a bit of stitching for decoration. The scalloped border at the top was fussy cut from the Remembrance 1 paper. I often use elements from patterned papers as easy embellishments on my projects. Love that most of the work has already been done for me!

Peel the green fancy frame sticker from the Components sticker sheet and place it on a non-stick sheet or leftover packaging. Stamp the floral corner image from the Grateful Heart stamp set around the frame using ColorBox Khaki Green Archival Dye Ink. 

Gently remove the sticker from the sheet and center it on the card front. Tie trims around the bottom of the frame. Add a small snippet of paper doily underneath the bottom edge.

Die cut a tag from kraft cardstock. Using just a portion of the image at a time, stamp the postcard from the Keep Me Posted set on the tag using the Khaki Green ink. Adhere the tag to the card front using foam adhesive.
Stamp a silhouette image onto kraft cardstock using ColorBox Mudslide Archival Dye ink and trim it out. Stamp the beautiful moments image onto Remembrance 1 paper and trim out. Watercolor the image using Khaki Green and Dark Cherry ink pads. Adhere the images to the card front using foam adhesive. Embellish with buttons.

Stamp the postage stamp image from the Footloose stamp set onto Remembrance 1 paper using Khaki Green ink. Lightly watercolor the image and punch out using a postage stamp punch. Adhere to the top of the card front. Stamp Thinking of You onto a kraft banner strip with Mudslide ink. Staple banner onto the stamp image.

Now add the lace trim to the bottom, and adhere the card front to the tin using tacky glue or strong red-line adhesive.
Supplies:
Authentique Remembrance Collection: Remembrance 1 12x12 Paper, Remembrance 2 12x12 Paper, Remembrance 3 12x12 paper, Components Sticker Sheet
Authentique Paper Co for Hampton Art Stamps: Keep Me Posted Set, Grateful Heart Set, Footloose Set
Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mudslide, Dark Cherry, Khaki Green
Dies: Papertrey Ink
Trim: May Arts, Webster's Pages, Papertrey Ink, American Crafts
Doily: Wilton
Buttons: Foofala
Staple: Tim Holtz
Tin: Maya Road

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

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

  1. OH WOW :-) this is awesome news...gorgeous stamps and your card is aaammmzaing...this is exciting!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. Ok I dunno how original my comment is going to be but I adore this little tin......its just gorgeous!!!

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  3. I LOVE the new stamps! And giveaways! Have a great Monday!

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  4. This is a delightful gift box. I hope it's filled with a series of "This coupon good for:_______" tags." Love the altered post card tag on the top. Clever way to use the stamp.

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  5. Looking forward to seeing more lovely designs!

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  6. Love the tin ... of course. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win great products. I'm heading over to Hampton Arts now.
    SuZeQ

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  7. This is such a pretty tin! You gave me an idea for gift packaging.

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  8. Wspaniała prezentacja jak można wykorzystać stemple. Mam chętkę na jakiś zestaw stempli. Pozdrawiam.

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  9. Great looking tin! Congratulations on hooking up with Hampton Art, what a wonderful pairing.

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    forward to a GREAT week on both blogs!

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  11. So Pretty!
    Love all the little layers
    and photos/details of each!
    I'm trying to layer more so thanks for this!!

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  12. VERY PRETTY TIN GIFT BOX AND THE STAMP SET IS VERY NICE ASWELL. THANKS FOR SHARING GOD BLESS.

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  13. Oh My! The layers and color scheme is absolutely dynamite! I adore your projects...so creative...gets my mojo going! Thanks for keeping me inspired!
    Tanya T

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  14. Beautiful tin! Love the stamp set!

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  15. love the layers and pretty violate color

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  16. Very cool! That project is now on my to do list. Thanks

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  17. what a great idea for a gift box ! Love the colors in the Remembrance line.

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  18. I love the new stamps! And I'm glad to hear two of my favorite companies are working together! I too am a sucker for pretty packaging!

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  19. Gorgeous piece! Love the layers and all the details: stitching, stamping, trims. Great work!

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  20. Love how you altered this tin with these great papers and stamps.

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  21. I love that you showed the steps for creating this card. I always 'see' the layers but, I don't see how they come together sometimes!! Great card! Looking forward to seeing the stamps in person!

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  22. Love this UNIQUE tin project and lovely stamp set :)

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  23. Lovely package! The colors
    are just perfect.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. What a beautiful project and love that stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Fun and cute packaging for a great card and gift. Excellent tutorial.Love how you used the stamps. Great job and so fun.

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  26. I love to decorate tins. I usually make them for baby gifts - putting in envelopes for "first haircut", "first tooth", etc. Your tin is so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

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  27. Seriously gorgeous! The mix of green, purple and kraft looks so elegant!

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  28. I like the old fashioned feel. And the tin is such a cute idea!!

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  29. The stitching adds so much interest. I love the colors you chose, too.

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  30. this altered tin is just gorgeous! love the paper collection you have chosen to use. it adds such a special feel to your project! :)

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  31. Fabulous and fun project! Thanks for sharing your design ideas.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Love Authentique and these stamps are so nice. Great project and layering.

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  33. Lovely layers that really showcase these stamp images and the pretty papers!

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  34. Both stamps and altered tin are FABulous! Looking forward to tomorrow and the next few days ahead... ;)

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  35. Authentique stamps? I could not be more excited! After seeing this pretty card I can't wait to see the rest of this week's posts.

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  36. Thanks so much for showing the step by step of the project! I love being able to see how you make these amazing projects! The pretty end picture inspires me but then I don't know how to get there! haha!

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  37. Yay! You added the directions. It's just beautiful. Great work.

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  38. What a fresh colour scheme... love the little touches like the trim at the bottom!

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  39. I love Authentique papers and now coordinating stamps! This is so exciting - makes paper crafting so much easier!!

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  40. What a gorgeous project Audrey! Authentique papers and Hampton Arts go together like; peanut butter and jam, chocolate and caramel,well you get the picture! Nice job everyone!

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  41. I already bought the set with the scaters but had such a hard time to choose between the three sets; the are so veratile! Great inspiration; I'm off to get some inky fingers (again)...

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  42. Love all the details on this! Gorgeous!

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  43. Beautiful project.. Love all the layers and the stamps are so hard to resist...
    Thanks for the chance tow in

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  44. beautiful project! great details and colors

    ♥Luanne Pang

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  46. Absolutely adorable...Love all the pretty details and stamping techniques. thanks for sharing.

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  47. Gorgeous vintage look and I love the pairing of purple and olive green! Wonderful layers and stamped images!

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  48. Adorable tin!!!!! Love how it turned out.

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  49. Beautiful cards. Great new stamps.

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  50. Love the sentiment and the silhouette stamps. Beautiful cosy colours

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  51. Oh this is overwelming....
    Never had the chance to work with your beautiful papers...hugs from the rainy netherlands Amy

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  52. audrey, thanks for the deets on how to get the look for this upcycle gift box. Lovely creation

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  53. I have to say I am so loving these stamps, Audrey you altered project is breathtaking and I love how you showed exactly how you did it! I can't wait to give it a try!

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  54. Oh Audrey, I love this! Not only do I have a few of those embellishment tins lying around, I have about a dozen little lunchbox type tins that would be amazing for this project! I am loving these stamps - two of my favorite things (stamps and paper) brought together in Authentique's style - what could be better? I love everything Authentique and these stamps are definitely a winner in my book :) Thanks for the mini tutorial - I definitely need that. This has so many lovely layers and design techniques that I have yet to master! Thanks for sharing your creative genius!

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  55. Audrey, the tin is so pretty. I love all the layers of yummy papers and lots of stamping too. The colors blend well and you finished it off with lace trim and ribbon. Love the bit of doily too. Thanks for walking us through the construction process.

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  56. Love the altered tin! Very pretty color combo, and lovely stamps and papers!

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  57. Beautiful tin! Purple and green are is my favorite color combo. I love all the details and layers. Stunning!

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  58. such a great work has done thanks for sharing and keep it up High School Diploma

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