Thursday, December 5, 2013

Authentique Paper & Tombow Make Perfect Christmas Gifts!

This week we are showcasing products from our friends atTombow to bring you tons of Christmas/Winter themed inspiration!

Join us all week long for Christmas gift ideas that you can easily create with  Authentique Paper and Tombow products!
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Heather Conklin
Good Morning Authentique Fans! This week, Authentique and Tombow are teaming up to show you how to make some great Christmas projects. I have two uses for Tombow's Fastener Tabs that I would like to share with you.
I often make cards to give as a hostess gift, or for a small present to co-workers. I used a Silhouette file to create this neat A2 3d Stationary Box by Samantha Walker. It only uses two pieces of paper, which is great. And I love how Authentique's thick paper (Tradition Collection) holds up to the 3D nature of some of the fun cuts that are available.
I cut, then inked all of the pieces with Memento Dew Drops in Northern Pine. After putting together the box, I decorated it with a sticker from the Elements sticker sheet, and a strip from the Enhancements cut apart paper. To add a bit of dimension, I also used a few of Tombow's Power Tabs. These are great as they are completely clear. No color to distract from your gorgeous Authentique papers!
Isn't it great opened up with all of the lovely Authentique cards inside!? That's a Tombow's Fastener Tabs as a closure. To get those in the right spot, I suggest attaching the hook side first, then closing the box, therefore sticking the opposite side in the right spot. The hook side has a little notch taken out, so it comes off a little bit easier.
The second use of Tombow's Fastener Tabs is really just a happy accident. I love making odd-sized cards with all of my scraps. This one is a 3x8" card. Not quite a standard envelope size, so I used my envelope punch board to create a great matching envelope, but was having some difficulty closing it. Fastener Tabs to the rescue! They make a great closure, and don't ruin the fun envelope you just made!


Supplies Used: 
Authentique Paper: Tradition Collection (Enhancements, Customary, Ornament, Chimney, Elements stickers)
Tombow: Fastener Tabs, Power Tabs

Other Supplies: Memento Dew Drops  Ink (Northern Pine), Maya Road twine, WRMK Envelope Punch Board, Silhouette
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Kay Fatula
Hello again, Kay here with my project with both Authentique & Tombow products.  I've decided to create a personalized ornament for my Christmas tree this year.  I wanted to preserve my sons Christmas at 1 year old.  He's a turkey baby born in November so last year he was just a wee tiny little baby & he pretty much slept through the Holidays.  This year he's a toddler in the works & he's much more aware of his surroundings now.  So just last week we decided to take our Christmas photos & amongst them there was this one.  I was able to snip my son out of the photo & prop him into the background of this mini winter wonderland that I created for him.

I've used papers from Authentique's 'Joyous' collection & adhered the box plus the image of my son & several of the embellishments with Tombow products.
All these little mini Christmas themed items you see such as the pinecones, sleigh, wreath, tree etc... I found in the mini tree section of my local craft store.  These local craft stores have a 'mini' section where they sell ornaments & trinkets for small trees.  All these ornaments also make for perfect embellishments to create a scenic ornament box such as this one.
Here are some more close ups.
The evergreen ribbon used to hang my ornament is by May Arts.
I was able to take a few photos as I created the box for my scenic ornament box--so I have a tutorial for you.  It's very similar to the steps taken to create the drawers for the 'Sweetness' easel box with drawers that I created a few posts ago--only difference is that the measurements are larger.

Let's get started...

Card stock: (1) - 11" inches x 10" inches
Score: 1 1/2" inches & 3" inches on all sides
Step 1: Start with a piece of 11" x 10" card stock.  This will give you a 4" x 5" inch ornament box.  Score at 1 1/2" inches & at 3" inches on all four sides
Step 2: Cut out the two outer corners on all four sides.   Only snip the second two squares below the two that were cut out.  Do not cut these second two squares out.  You should end up with 'flaps' on all four sides.
Step 3: Prior to assembling your box adhere all your paper.  This will be the back of my box.  The checkered red paper is what will be on the outside of the box.  The green is what will be on the inside of the box once you assemble it.
This is the inside of the box.  Here you only need to adhere paper to what will be the background of your scenic wonderland.
Step 4: Prior to assembling your box, punch out the holes where you will string ribbon through so you can hang your ornament.  I measured & punched holes at 2 1/4" inches from both ends so that my holes were even.  NOTE: You must punch holes on all the flaps of the side you will string your ribbon through since when you assemble the box you will fold these flaps in.  I did it in levels.  Once I had my top holes punched I folded the bottom flap in & punched those using the first set of holes as a guide
I've temporarily folded my flaps here so I could punch out the holes.  I have not adhered anything yet.
Step 5:  Now you put your box together.  You'll adhere the two longer sides first (5" inch sides).  Take one flap from both ends of your box (4" inch sides).  These flaps will make up the sides of the box.  Place adhesive to the outer flap of the long side of the box.  Take the flap with the adhesive & fold it over the two inner flaps.  Repeat the same on the other side of the box.
Step 6: When you've adhered your two long sides this is what your box should look like.  The shorter ends (4" inch sides) will each have just one flap remaining.  Place adhesive on these remaining flaps & fold them down
Here's your finished ornament box.  Now string your ribbon so you can hang your ornament & embellish away!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week...

Products Used:
Authentique Paper: Joyous Collection
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Adhesive Power Bond, Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs
Ribbon: May Arts
Other: Mini Sleigh, Mini Wreath, Mini Tree, Reindeer, Ornament Ball, Mini Gift Box, Pinecones, Mushroom Bird

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Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack AND a Tombow Adhesive Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Make sure you stop by the Tombow Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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11 comments:

  1. Love the ornament box. It would be an easy way to give as an ornament and to store it safely after you put the ornaments away.
    I've been looking for a box to put greeting cards in. thanks for the tip on this box. I'll be getting it. Great projects.

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  2. I love the stationary box. I think it would be good for some index card storage I need! Thanks :)

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  3. Wow, these projects are fantastic! I love the patterned papers on the stationary box and the embellishments on the ornament.

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  4. These are wonderful projects! I love the card box! It such a thoughtful gift idea. Kay's ornament box is adorable. It makes a terrific keepsake.

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  5. Fun project and I love the ornament box. Such a great idea.

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  6. Wow, so many different ideas, and absolutely unique and beautiful! Congrats ladies for your brilliant brainstorming!!!

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  7. This is so amazing!
    Thank you so much for sharing the step by step!!

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  8. I love all the project and that you show how to create them! I love Tombow's fastener tabs too!

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  9. Hello! What is wonderful creative ideas! At first it seemed that it is very difficult to do, and then wanted to repeat itself! Perfectly matched paper! My daughter saw it and asked to do the same box! I wish you creative inspiration and love!

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  10. More verses.....

    On the 5th day of Christmas, Authentique gave to us:

    5 Olden designs (love the vintage patterns in the Tradition set!)

    4 altered boxes (for lovely gift-giving)

    3 French knots (actually they were cross-stitches on the adorable snowman)

    2 Tombow Glues

    and a "Joyous" sound from crafters the world round.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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