Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Announcing: "Pride" by Authentique Paper

Iconoclastic and traditional patterns are the hallmarks of this collection.  Easily identified as an Americana-based theme, the classic design of the papers make this line useable for any event. Inspired by bravery, dedication and the pursuit of happiness, the tea-stained look of the distress on the papers and sticker embellishments, make all types of projects created with Pride feel like an instant family heirloom. Perfect for honoring those who have served our country or capturing the carefree essence in our youth, Pride is a collection you don't want to miss. As with all Authentique Paper products, we are always Made in the U.S.A.! 

We couldn't limit this collection to 6 paper designs, we felt there were seven outstanding designs and we didn't want to eliminate one! So, seven patterned papers, printed on our signature heavy-weight textured cardstock are the foundation of our "Pride" collection.

Paper #1

"Dignity" 12x12 paper (Heirloom quilt and red newsprint)

Paper #2

"Unified" 12x12 paper (patterned circles and sheet music)

Paper #3

"Assemble" 12x12 paper (doily banners and ticking stripe)

Paper #4

"Privilege" 12x12 paper (vintage postcards & posters and mini dots)

Paper #5

"Amend" 12x12 paper (diagonal plaid and mini stars)

Paper #6

"Independence" 12x12 paper (military star pattern and classic stars)

Paper #7

"Triumph" 12x12 paper (crest & vine side design and mini fleur de lis)

Our 6x12 "Components" sticker is printed on our custom-made matte stock adhesive...which means the colors are better matched to the papers, and since they are not glossy, you can add ink with ease!

Our 6x6 "bundle" is always a must-have - reduced-scale designs allow for smaller projects and card-making.

The 12x12 "Details" sticker is jam-packed with icons, phrases and quotes - this item is truly a great value!

The collection kit for "Pride" is one the biggest and best variety packs we've ever offered! This is your chance to get the entire collection in one place!

If you weren't excited before, take a look at a couple of projects our fabulous design team put together! If you look closely, you'll see this line actually ISN'T just for Americans! 

Layout by Design Team Member JJ Sobey

Altered Project by Design Team Member Emily Lanham

We want to GIVE AWAY a "Pride" prize to one lucky fan! Just leave a comment telling us what you love about this collection and what kind of projects you would make with it. We will draw and announce a winner in our "Winner Round-up" at the end of this month!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Create your own Mini Album with Strong!

Hello, Loes here with a little tutorial to show you how the make a mini album with a ribbon binding! I used the some awesome ribbons from May arts.

First, you will need to cut 5 pieces of thick chipboard. Mine are 8 1/4 inch x 5 3/4 inch, but you can really do this with any size. After that, you can ink the edges with distress stain or other ink you that you might have.

 Cut ten different papers from 12 x 12 sheets of paper in the same size as your chipboard and glue them on both sides of the chipboard. Ink all of the edges of the paper. I used Memento peanut brittle.

 Cut four pieces of ribbon 8 1/4 inch and glue the pages of your mini together.

The base of your mini is finished and now it's time to embellish!

For the front, I used the die cut frames from the "Strong" collection, and a little piece of linen fabric.

I love all of the details and little die cuts in this collection, this way you can make your own embellishments by simply gluing them down or by using foamtape. You could even use your heat gun with versamark and clear embossing powder for a more polished look. 

To close the album I cut two pieces ribbon, about 24 inches, and just tie them together.

I decided to also make a layout with this great paper collection! 
I love this Photo of my sons and husband. It's really one of my favorites.

Products Used:

Authentique Strong collection,12x12 papers, 6x6 paper pad,stamp blocks,mini notes,titles&phrases, frames&corners, components stickers, detail stickers.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Authentique Paper & Therm O Web = A Perfect Pair!

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!

Loes de Groot

I love to use the 3d foam blocks to create dimension on my cards/projects.This time, I made a little project for Father's day, a little box with a tri-fold card inside!

I even prepared a little tutorial for you all! 

First the box: For the box, I used cardstock as the base. I made a little sketch so you can copy if you want to make one of your own. The inside lines are the score lines, and the two 0.5 inch pieces are the ones you glue together. 

On the top of the box I made a little handle.

I made the lines with the sticky dot runner from therm-o web. Then I used embossing powder and a heat gun to give dimension to the project. 

I love all of the little details in the stickers and die cuts in the Strong collection, they give inspiration and the ability to have creative freedom on your projects. 

              The card base is a cut from a Sizzix die. 

The three pieces are held together with little book rings.

Products Used:
Authentique:Strong collection 12 x 12 paper, 6x6 mini bundle, mini notes, stamp blocks, components,detail stickers 
Therm-o-web:3d foam squares, sticky dot runner
Memento: expresso truffle, toffee crunch
Colorbox: embossing powder rootbeer, archival ink
Core'dinations:kraft core cardstock

Guiseppa Gubler

I love the fact that we have so many amazing adhesive companies out there and Threm -O-Web is definitely on top of the adhesive ladder, but there is something I am so excited about and it's not just the adhesives.  Threm-O-Web has some pretty fun glitter products too.  Let me share!

I really need my projects to hold together because of all the dimensions I add to them.  So, on this layout, I used Therm-O-Web's ZotsSticky Dot Runner3D foam SquaresPink Glitter Dust Spray and Gold Glitter Photo Corners.

On these next few photos, I sprayed the Glitter Dust on my title, cut the clouds out from my 12x12 piece of background patterned paper and sprayed them with Glitter Dust.  My paper ruffles were sprayed with Glitter Dust as well.  I love the extra effect it had on my layout and everything is held together with Therm-O-Web adhesives! 

Don't you just love the shimmer it has and how about those fun Glitter Photo Corners?

I loved the idea of Glitter Dust and best of all...it doesn't come off.  The glitter stays on on my layout were it should be.

Authentique Supplies:
Grace Collection: Humble #GRA003, Beauty #GRA002, Foundations #GRA011 and 6x6 Bundle

Therm-O--Web Supplies:
Pink Glitter Dust Spray, Zots, Sticky Dot Runner 3D Foam Squares and Gold Glitter Dust Photo Corners.

Thanks for stopping by and playing along with us this week! We still have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Don't forget to stop by the Therm O Web Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!
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