Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun set of projects from the just released collection from Authentique Paper called, "Suave". Suave is everything "boy" related and more. I just adore this collection, from the colors, to the patterns to the embellishments...it's just perfect. Need a masculine card or a baby boy layout? This collection covers it all. My first project is a layout of my little boy, Connor. I haven't created a layout in a while so this collection was all I needed to bring me back to my roots and to re-discover my love for scrapbooking. I hope you enjoy!
When I scrapbook, I have a hard time keeping the focus on just one picture, and I have always loved these three pictures of my son, so I printed them all the same size and laid them down on my page, then designed around the photos.
On the side of the page, I really wanted to showcase as many of the seriously sweet stickers, phrases, scallops and stamp blocks as I could, so a layered them all along the side of the page.
For my title, I die cutted alphabet letters from "Foundation One" paper, and adhered them above my photos.
I love a lot of dimension as well, so creating paper rosettes not only adds visual interest but also dimension, (plus they are so much fun to make, I use them on everything).
Layering is fun with so many of these stickers and phrases, you can really create one-of-a-kind embellishments.
When I was finished with my layout, I really didn't want to stop, I mean this collection is so seriously cute, I had to make more. I literally had almost an entire alphabet of letters left over, and since I was still focusing on my little boy, I decided to create a milk carton, then decorate with leftover miscellaneous letters, (I think this would make one adorable gift for a teacher as well). And when I was finished yet again...I still wanted to create something else. I am loving everything "Ombre" right now, so I quickly put together a sweet little Ombre inspired card, which I'll show you below how I made.
This milk carton is so cute, and I really like it embellished with letters and numbers. Of course you can customize it with specific letters, but I chose to randomize mine.
The card is basically strips and paper rosettes. If you look closely, I added some scalloped edge borders to some of the strips to add a little more.
I really love this collection, so let me show you how I created the milk carton & card.
I have to admit, I used a milk carton die from Sizzix, but did you know you can dis-assemble a small milk carton, and use it as a template? It's true and very easy to do.
I then scored all the sides, sealed it up with some hot glue, then pinched the top to form the unmistakable milk carton top.
For the band around the center, I just cut a strip of pattern paper, and added a white scalloped punched border to the top and the bottom. Very simple.
I then wrapped it around the carton, pinching the sides, then scored and folded all the sides, securing it at the end with some hot glue.
Here's where I had some fun. I randomly adhered alphabet letters and numbers around the milk carton. Then just finished it by punching two holes at the top, and added ribbon. (If you're giving this away to a teacher or to your little one as a fun treat, don't forget to add some treats before tying it up with ribbon).
For the Ombre card, I simply cut a base of white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, on the vertical, then went through the collection of papers to find 5 patterns that started lightest and ended darkest. I cut those papers to 1 x 4 1/4, then adhered them lightly to the white cardstock from lightest to darkest. Then machine stitch around all the strips.
Revisiting my love of paper rosettes, I wanted to created a 1/2 'n 1/2 rosette to follow the pattern papers on the card. All I did for that was cut the long rosette paper in half, and glue 2 different papers together.
Adhered at both ends, then adhered to a small circle using hot glue.
You can see that the rosette now is light on top and patterned on the bottom. Finish the card by adding a small sentiment phrase, and small buttons.
Well I certainly hope you enjoyed my projects today using the "Suave" collection, and I hope these projects inspire you to create some of your own.
Papers used from the Authentique "Suave" collection:
Noble, Robust, Dashing, Sharp, Stately, Suited, Vigorous, Foundation One.
Also used from "Suave":
Details Stickers, Stamp Blocks, Titles & Phrases and Circles & Scallops
Additional supplies needed:
White cardstock, misc buttons, green ribbon, small tag, twine, scallop punch, hot glue, Tombow Power Bond adhesive, Tombow liquid glue, Milk carton die or template.