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Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next week to bring you tons of "Nautical" 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!
Every time we go to the beach, my daughter collects tons of seashells that we tote home and never do anything with. Earlier this month, my little peanut turned 16, and we went to the beach to celebrate... only to come home with another big bag of shells. But this time, I vowed I would do something special with the shells from this trip...a memento of her big Sweet 16 birthday!
I've had this glass bottle in my pantry for quite some time. It's an old milk bottle that I've been saving for something special. It's such a pretty shape and size, and a great way of displaying some smaller treasures, like my daughter's shells. All it needed was a quick wash and dry, and it was ready to be filled.
I made a fun beach tag using Authentique's adorable nautical collection, Anchored, to hang around the neck of the bottle. I love the look of Polaroid-style frames, so I added one to my die cut tag base. Stamped the name of the beach onto die cut banners to tuck into the top of the frame, and noted the date up above so that we'll always remember which beach trip these particular shells came from. Then I dressed the tag up with lots of fabulous Anchored cardstock stickers and goodies from Petaloo, our product partner here on the blog this week.
Petaloo makes all kinds of gorgeous flowers, like this little cutie from the Darjeeling Mini Mix that reminded me of a sea anemone. I was tickled to find that they also have shell embellishments, like the cute designer stick pins and loose shells I scattered around the tag. Now how perfect is that?
Petaloo makes pretty trim, too. I added a strip of red ric-rac across the bottom of my frame, along with a fun Details border sticker. Tied the neck of the bottle with taupe mini pom poms, and dressed up the bow with a couple more shell stick pins. The waves I freehand cut from patterned paper, painted, and curled the edges with my fingernail. Then a light dry brush of cream paint over the entire tag for a shabby chic finish.
Authentique Anchored Collection:
"serene" 1x12 paper"tranquil" 12x12 paper
"still" 12x12 paper"details" 12x12 sticker
Sea Shell Bag
Sea Shell Pins
Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastains Flower
Fancy Trims- Taupe
Glitz Trims- All Red
Dies: Sizzix (tag), Top Dog Dies (frame), Papertrey Ink (banners)
RubOn: Autumn Leaves (date)
String: The Kraft Outlet
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