Thursday, January 31, 2013

More "Lovely" for your Thursday with Authentique Paper & Petaloo!

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


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

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Loes de Groot

I used "Lovely," our beautiful Valentine collection for my project today. I love this collection because it has so much detail. I really love different die cuts and the stickers sheets.

I made two tags and stuck them inside an embellished envelope.  


On the envelope I used the little daisies from Petaloo. I fell in love with these cute little flowers!


As you can see, I scored two lines at bottom of the envelope to give more space on the inside. On both sides I used foam tape. Now there's enough space to hold the two tags.





On the two tags, I used the die cuts and the stickers and glued them with foam tape for more dimension.
As you see, the flowers match great with this collection. I made the right flower bigger and used leaves from a different flower. I also added some of Petaloo's lovely hat pins to the right flower.

Authentique: lovely collection Diecuts, stickers
Petaloo: mini daisies,beaded hat pins, dahlias
May Arts: ribbon


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JJ Sobey
Hello Authentique friends. JJ here again, to share a layout featuring "Lovely" and some pretty embellishments from Petaloo.   "Lovely" may have a distinct Valentine vibe, but don't feel like you have to use it for only Valentine's Day.   I've used it with these photos of my daughter, and one of her little quirks, because the colours were perfect.


Petaloo's Darjeeling flowers work perfectly with Authentique's papers - the textures work so well together.  I've used the Darjeeling Dahlias - Hyacinthe, and the Darjeeling Mini-pearl Daises - Hyacinthe.


I adhered the letter stickers to one of the 'solid' patterns in the collection, then cut it out and pop-dotted it for dimension.  The soft ribbons that are gathered under the edge of paper (and on the stick pin) are from May Arts.


In this detail shot, you can see some of the lovely stick pins from Petaloo - so easy to just tuck in behind other embellishments.  Also, if you look closely, you can see that I've used some of the "Lovely" frame stickers.  They don't always have to 'frame' something - sometimes they are just a nice detail.  :)




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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!) 


Prize pack FULL of Lovely goodies from Authentique Paper, Petaloo, and May Arts

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper ! All you have to do is follow us and tag a friend under the giveaway prize pic!

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Love is in the Air with Authentique Paper & Petaloo!

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


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

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Heather Conklin
Today's project was a long way in the making. I've had these adorable photos of my little one for awhile now, just waiting for the perfect papers to mix them with. Although they are not Valentine photographs, the "lovely" pinks, reds, black and creams of the Lovely Collection are perfect. I loved adding all of the different Petaloo flowers throughout the layout.
I started with a full sheet of Amour, then layered DaintyValentine and Be Mine, using the Kiwi Lane Designs templates in Paisley Place to showcase all of the various papers. The photos were matted using the 6x6 pad from the Paper Crafting Assortment.
I then added Petaloo's wonderful flowers from their Spring Darjeeling collection (Mini DaisiesDahlias, and Mini Pearl Daisies), along with some small embellishments from the Paper Crafting Assortment. I love all of the little die cuts in the set.
The little lock sticker is a perfect addition, peeking out from behind the photo corner.
I die cut the title using my Silhouette and both the pattern and the reverse of the Keynote paper. It needed something more however, so I used the Picolla Cool-Set Enameling Gel in Napthol Red. The Enameling Gel was a perfect addition, as it gave shine and dimension to the heart.
Lastly, I added another die cut from the Paper Crafting Assortment, and another Mini Pearl Daisy.
It was really fun to play with flowers in a layout. All of the little details really made this a special project that I know that I will cherish forever.

Products Used:

Authentique: Lovely Collection: Adore, Keynote, Valentine, Amour, Dainty, Be Mine 6x6 Pad, Paper Crafting Assortment, Details Stickers, Elements StickersPetaloo: Mini DaisiesDahlias, and Mini Pearl Daisies
Other Supplies: Imagine Crafts Memento Ink in Gray Flannel, Piccolo Cool-Set Enameling Gel, Kiwi Lane Designs Templates


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Guiseppa Gubler
I can never get enough flowers.  They seem to be a staple in my scrappy stash, so I was so excited to be able to use Petaloo on my Lovely project.  Guiseppa here, to share with you a shadow box frame I made using Lovey and Petaloo flowers.

I made my frame from a Silhouette cut, so it is all cardstock...kind of cool huh?  I used some Lovely to makes some additional flowers and to line the inside of the box.  I also used the Lovely Element Stickers for added establishments next to the flowers.  I added a little bit of pink ribbon from May Arts.

The message inside the box is a from my sweet hubby Sam.  He wrote some things about me that he loved and gave it to me one day.  I thought it was so sweet and I needed to find a way to display this cute way of him showing his affection for me.




Just an idea here, but maybe you could break out a bit of Lovely and make a special Valentine's Day gift for that special someone in your life.  

Authentique Supplies:
Lovely: Dainty #LOV015, Elements #LOV008, Details #LOV007 and 6x6 Bundle #LOV009
Petaloo Supplies: Beaded Hat Pins Fuschia, Beaded Peonies Small Black, Velvet Hydrangeas Black and Dasies Large Pink/Lav/Roses


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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!) 


Prize pack FULL of Lovely goodies from Authentique Paper, Petaloo, and May Arts

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper ! All you have to do is follow us and tag a friend under the giveaway prize pic!

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A "Lovely" Tuesday full of Inspiration with Authentique Paper & Petaloo!

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


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

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Shellye McDaniel
I love pairing up Authentique papers with Petaloo anything...
they were made for each other, which makes any project
using the two fun!
Today I'm sharing a layout of my daughter with photos
that I took after her last dancing show.
 I started with a background from one of the Lovely papers, 
"Crush" and a little bit of misting in black velvet by 
Heidi Swapp. The next step was pretty cool...I actually embossed
 a small piece of the "Dearest" paper in a rose pattern and 
used it as the mat for my photos.
The shabby chic look of the Pink Dahlias mix perfectly with
 the cute whimsy of the Mini Florettes with their
 blinged centers.  I placed a small round foam dot on
 the backs of the Florettes so that they would really pop up
 from the embellishment they were added to.  
In keeping with the 'round' embellishment theme, I used the
 three round seals from the "cards repeats" stickers, along 
with a doily die and round punch.  It's fun to experiment
 with the different punch-outs and stickers to see 
what will look best and where...Authentique
gives you so many possibilites in all of their collections!

Authentique: Lovely- Dearest paper, Crush paper, Fancy paper, 
Card Repeats Stickers, Details 12x12 Stickers, Icons Paper
Die Cuts
Petaloo: Mini Florettes Valentines Rd; Dahlias Pink/Lav/Roses

Enjoy the week's worth of "lovely" projects with
Authentique and Petaloo!

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Natalie Dever
Playing cards are one of my favorite things to alter.
They are just the right size for little love notes and messages to leave for your favorite people.
Authentique's "Lovely"  is the perfect collection for making these sweet little love notes.
I also added cool May Arts ribbon and THESE fun Dazzle flowers from Petaloo match perfectly and add just a touch of bling.


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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!) 


Prize pack FULL of Lovely goodies from Authentique Paper, Petaloo, and May Arts

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper ! All you have to do is follow us and tag a friend under the giveaway prize pic!

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Monday, January 28, 2013

A "Lovely" Mini Album for your Sweetest this Valentine's Day!

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


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

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When I finally decided that I was going to make a mini album for my project this week, I just knew it would come together beautifully! Authentique Paper + Petaloo products are a match made in Heaven! They are always so easy to match the colors up perfectly! 

With my project, I really wanted to show off one of our newest products, the Paper-Crafting Assortment kit! It is a new item with the "Lovely" collection, but  since it's been such a big hit, it will also be available in upcoming collections. It's the perfect kit for any type of paper-crafting and is full of product to make several projects! I especially LOVE the die cuts! 

Every time I start a project, I always lay out my supplies so I don't have to go on a hunt for them in my craft room. It's always good to have everything the coordinates at hand, even if you don't use it. One batch of supplies that you will always find on my desk when I start a project are my inks from Imagine Crafts. I absolutely love their Fireworks sprays (especially when using flowers and ribbons that I want to color) and the little dew drops are perfect for distressing our papers, stickers, & die cuts. 

When I start my mini albums, I make sure that I pick an album that will fit the die cuts & embellishments that I am using. I am pretty attached to the Tiny Tabs album from Basically Bare. It is a great little size and makes a nice coffee table book. I always tinker around with the placement of items on my albums before I glue them down, but the cover is the real eye catcher, so I try to make it a little more over the top than the inside pages. 

Of coarse none of my albums wouldn't be complete without ribbons from May Arts & flowers from Petaloo! I love Petaloo flowers because they come in all sizes, the smaller ones are perfect for this size album. They are a nice simple embellishment that add a lot of dazzle to projects. 

Here's a peek at the rest of my album including some of the inside pages:

Products Used:
Authentique Paper- "Lovely" Paper-Crafting Assortment Kit
Petaloo- Darjeeling Dahlias, Darjeeling Mini Daisies
May Arts- 393-25-01,  392-58-14, EA09, RT14, KA20, 390-58-10
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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!) 


Prize pack FULL of Lovely goodies from Authentique Paper, Petaloo, and May Arts

For another chance to win, make sure you follow us on Instagram @authentiquepaper ! All you have to do is follow us and tag a friend under the giveaway prize pic!

Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Announcing "Hope"


We are pleased to announce our “Hope” collection in an elegant color palette suited to the splendor of the Easter holiday. The emotion of this holiday is deeper than sometimes portrayed in craft projects, so we felt the nostalgic, beautiful, yet light-hearted designs paired with the name "Hope" appropriately captured the essence of the holiday. On a lighter note, everyone takes photos in their new Easter outfits and the nostalgic designs in this line are so sweet and vintage. 

The "Hope" collection is printed on our EXCLUSIVE custom-milled textured paper, reminiscent of a basket-weave look and feel...unique to Authentique Paper!

Below we've highlighted a few of the paper designs and shared a few thoughts on how we see them being used...

{We instantly think "Beatrix Potter" when admiring this adorable bunnies paper}

{Mini bows are a great background for more than just Easter, it could also be used for baby projects and cards!} 

 {This paper screams nostalgia and could be used in so many different ways!}

 {We love the elegance of these decorative eggs - this paper would be gorgeous when used in a home decor setting}

{A classic plaid with beige, cream and soft blue is always classic and versatile}

{Our BRAND NEW 12x12 "Statements" sticker was created in a bit of a larger format, we so often see people use the larger stickers in projects, so we thought instead of having just one or two, why not offer over a dozen unique shapes with designs and backgrounds ideal for journaling. These stickers will make a statement, whether used on their own, or personalized in a project.}

Included in this line:

  • 12 paper designs - There are two options for this collection - 6 papers with detailed designs on both sides AND a 12 papers with the design on the front and a coordinating solid on the back (we heard such positive feedback from having distressed solids on the back of our Lovely papers, we decided to offer a limited quantity of papers in the format for this line.) 
  • 12x12 Statements sticker (printed on our custom-made matte-finish which allows for better color matching to the papers, which you can't achieve with the glossy finish...and they ink beautifully)
  • 12x8 Elements sticker - Petite alpha stickers, our very popular diction mini word stickers, a great value, with over 500 stickers for only $3.00!
  • BRAND NEW 8x8 bundle - 24 sheets, reduced designs with a coordinating solid on the back...perfect for the altered artist or mini album specialist!
  • 6x6 bundle - For those of you not quite ready to transition to 8x8, the 6x6 paper pad is still available!
  • Collection kit - 12 papers, a 12x12 Details sticker (only available in the kit), and a 12x8 Elements sticker. 

To view the full "Hope" collection, please visit our website...as you can see, the patterns are well-rounded and useful for all age ranges and projects.

"Hope" project by Design Team Member Heather Conklin

We want to GIVE AWAY a "Hope" prize to one lucky fan! Just leave a comment telling us what you love about this collection and we will draw and announce a winner in our "Winner Round-up" at the end of this month!

Oh, one last thing - we've created custom "badges" you can use as your profile picture on the various social media sites...you can download one or both of the images below and show your love of Authentique in style!






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