A Collection of "Suave"

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. 

Comments

  1. that is so cute!!! i love the colors. Very Boy.

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  2. This is such a lovely collection and I just love what you made with it! Gorgeous work!

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  3. Wonderful projects! Love the layout!

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