Mini Albums & Home Decor Ideas with Authentique Paper & Leaky Shed Studio!

Authentique Paper and Leaky Shed Studio are teaming up over the next couple of days to bring you tons of Christmas/Winter themed inspiration using Authentique Paper and Leaky Shed Studio products!

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

Shellye McDaniel
This was my first experience working with Leaky Shed Studio products...what a delight... I cannot wait to try out more of their fabulous goods!  
For my assignment today I chose the Love Squared Album and paired it up with the Smitten Collection by Authentique.

  The cover of the album is cut into the LOVE motif shown. I simply traced it onto two different patterned papers (one for the front and one for the back) and then cut out.  I used a craft knife to carve out the inner-parts.  For a more finished look, I added a detail of baker's twine around the edge of the letters.  To do so, I like to use a fine-point glue pen and then press the twine into place.

Not wanting to take away from what the album actually spelled out, I decided to focus the embellishments around the letter "O".  I backed the opening with a tracing of the shape and then added the cupid chipboard cut-out over it.  I glittered the cupids using a glitter glue and glitter by Martha Stewart. 

The inner pages are a nice, large 9.5" X 9.5" size...lots of room for pictures.  On the first inside page I didn't want to compete with the front cover, so I made sure to place the sticker where it wouldn't show through the lettering.

No need to cut!  The 6X6 paper pad bundle pages make the perfect mats!  I added a little zig-zag stitching around the edge...keeps things in place, plus adds a nice detail :)

I turned the pretty scroll pieced chipboard pink by using a VersaMagic "Pixie Dust" ink pad!  After dabbing on the color, I used my heat gun to dry and set the ink.

And on this final page, I left the key as-is...I love the little detail engrained into the piece!
My personal preference for adhering the thick cardstock paper (such as Authentique's) to the chipboard is to use Sookwang adhesive tape.
The album also comes with three large rings to hold the pages together.  Tie on some pretty ribbons in knots and bows and you'll have a beautiful keepsake to give or keep!

Authentique Paper Products: Smitten Collection- Connection Paper; Fusion Paper; Cupid Paper; Promise Paper; Engraved Paper; Written Paper; Foundations Paper; 6X6 Bundle Paper; Details Sticker Sheet; Components Die Cut Sheet

Leaky Shed Studio Product: Love Squared Album; Cupids; Key #1; Flower Corner Small

Other Products: Imagine Crafts-
 Pixie Dust Versa Magic; Sookwang Adhesive; May Arts Ribbon

Heather Conklin
Good Morning! This is a cute mini book that I created using Leaky Shed's Camera Scrapbook Album. The great part of this mini, is that all of the sections are separate, so that it is really easy to cover with various papers and then glue down to create some amazing dimension.
For the cover of this mini, I started with Expedition, then covered the middle sections with Touring. Lastly, I used the amazingly inky black paper from the back of the Voyage. I love how black that paper is. The large sticker is from the Details sheet and Elements stickers for the letters. I just love that this mini reminds me of the boat pictures inside by using the May Arts Cord to make it look like a life ring. 
My second project is a sweet Valentine heart decor. I found a paper heart, painted it with acrylic paints, then added pieces from the Smitten Collection (Promise and Components papers) along with Leaky Shed's fantastic Watch Parts.
I really liked how the gears look like they are making the heart run.

Supplies Used:
Authentique Paper: Abroad Collection: Expedition, Touring, Voyage, Details, Elements; Smitten Collection: Promise, Components
Leaky Shed Studio: Camera Scrapbook Album, Watch Parts
Other Supplies: paper heart, acrylic paint, Xyron High Tack Adhesive Dots, Xyron Maya Road Trinket Pins, May Arts Ribbons and Cording

Eva Dobilas 
Hi there, this is Eva sharing a pretty 8x10 canvas created with our upcoming gorgeous Flourish Collection, which I paired up with equally gorgeous chipboards by Leaky Shed Studio.

I covered my canvas with the pretty papers from the Flourish Collection, than I  chose to work with one of the stickers that was perfect for spring and backed it up with a label, which I cut out using Spellbinders Gold Labels Four die.

I started adding the pretty Clock chipboard and the Butterfly on Garden Sprig chipboard.  I added some gesso on top of them.

Than I added some pretty Petaloo flowers from the Botanica collection as it was just perfect for this spring themed canvas.

Here is another look of the canvas.

I hope you love this project just as much as I did making it.  The chipboards are just a beautiful addition to this canvas along with the beautiful papers and flowers.

Supplies used:
Authentique:  Flourish Collection
Leaky Shed Studio:  Clock chipboard, Butterfly on Garden Sprig chipboard
Petaloo: Botanica Collection flowers
Spellbinders:  Gold Labels Four Dies
Ranger Distress Inks

Be sure to check back through Friday for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Leaky Shed Studio is also giving away an awesome prize, so don't forget to visit their blog! 

Also, make sure you stop by the Leaky Shed Studio Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


  1. I really adore every project! Each one is so unique!

  2. Beautiful projects. Love the sparkly angels with the heart and the LO
    VE page.

  3. What beautiful projects! Love how you all used our Leaky Shed chipboard!

  4. Very pretty projects. The True Love heart decor is fun and the Love album is very nice, love the the silver in it.

  5. Such beautiful projects! Love them all!

  6. I love the new line! So beautiful! It has inspired me to get back to working on my Grandparents album. Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

  7. Gorgeous projects!!! Love the album! Papers are stunning. I love Valentines! All the best! :)

  8. L O V E



    I've never heard of Leaky Shed...
    Headed over right now to check them out!

  9. oooh-loving the projects, especially that fabulous canvas!! It's a welcome breath of spring on a cold day!

  10. Wow, what beautiful projects! I love all of the embellishments and layering.

  11. Such lovely work on
    all the projects today.
    The LOVE album is
    super cute.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Oh my, these are all so cute!!! I just love the creativity and work that was put into them all. Bling is better I just love bling and flowers. Any girls obsession. Thank you for the great ideas.

  13. I have a puffy papermache heart that I've often wondered how to decorate. Glad to see Heather's heart. I'm going to use her ideas for this heart. thanks for sharing.

  14. What gorgeous mini albums and canvas project. Lots of great ideas and inspiration!

  15. So many gorgeous creations full of l ove! I simply adore them all!

  16. These projects are fantastic! What a lovely introduction to Leaky Shed. I am looking fwd to visiting them and coming back tomorrow for more inspiration!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. Such beautiful projects! Thanks so much for introducing me to the Leaky Shed!!

  18. oh my goodness, this post justs drips of loveliness! so many gorgeous projects and such talented designers!!!

  19. Gorgeous projects today...I especially love the cover on that mini album!

  20. I am soooooooooo LOVING the new Smitten collection & can't wait to get my hands on it!! Great projects today using the 2 different companies products. I could really use that LOVE mini album right about now to "whip up" a quick gift for my DH...Sunday is our 32 Anniversary : )

  21. First I've heard of Leaky Shed and I must say it rocks. Beautiful projects to showcase the product.

  22. Wow... Love the sweet projects! The Love album is truly stunning.

  23. Fabulous projects!! Love how the Leaky Shed chipboards coordinate so well with the Authentique papers.

  24. Gorgeous projects! Leaky Shed + Authentique = Amazing.

  25. Super cool mini album and I'm loving the canvas décor too. Leaky Shed has some cool products. I'm having fun seeing them paired up with Authentique fabulousness.

  26. Love all the projects....that Valentine mini is just my style! Love the twine around the edges too!

  27. Love the Travel book and love book!!! They are all fantastic projects! What a great combo. Two of my fav co's Authentique and Leaky Shed!!

  28. WOW You've got ME inspired! Great projects!

  29. Wow, so many gorgeous creations. Shellye's album is full of so many wonderful details. I love heathers amazing heart and Eva canvas has such a gorgeous mix of colours and textures.

  30. I really love all the pieces but the Travel folder using the Abroad paper hits me where I live, the colors are amazing and now I'm gonna have to save my pennies to buy that pad and head over to Leaky Shed!

  31. WOW wow WOW

    LOVE each and every project shared - the colours, shapes, layers, dimension and delicate detail are a DELIGHT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing so much BEAUTIFUL inspiration :)


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