This week we are featuring one of our BRAND NEW products.... the Authentic Life Cards! These cards come in 4 of our new collections- "Favorite," "Classique: Pretty," "Radiant," and "Harmony."
There are several creative ways to incorporate these cards into your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and home decor projects. Check back every day this week for new projects and ideas from our amazing design team!
Hi everyone, it's Audrey, here today with a fun gift set to share with you featuring the beautiful Harmony collection, as well as a few tips and ideas for using the new Authentic Life Cards.
I love pretty packaging, and creating matching gift boxes and greeting cards for special occasions is one of my favorite things to do. It really is simple to add paper and ribbon to a plain old gift box, and dress them with matching accessories to fit whatever theme or style suits you.
Your friends and family will love all the extra "effort" you went to, and you will love how easy it truly is. This sweet gift set using the Harmony collection is tailor-made for my friend's upcoming birthday. The colors are so her. I stuck with yellow and blue prints here in her favorite color palette, and added similar elements throughout to keep things uniform. Die cut bows and ticket stubs, candy dots and hand-stamped banners. I also threw in several of the fabulous new Authentic Life Cards, with a few different ways of using them.
Let's take a closer peek.
Try using the Authentic Life Cards as an eye catching background, like I did here with this first box. The pretty bird and floral design in the bottom corner adds a ton of interest to the lid of the box without detracting from the big bow on top. Many of the cards have fun images like this to take advantage of, and don't forget to check out both sides of these double-sided cards for even more options.
You can also cut the Authentic Life cards apart to create other unique embellishments, like the two banner flags I added to either side of this second bow. It's so easy. Simply cut the card into two or more pieces, then trim a v-notch into one end. Add stickers or stamp images, like my banners and birthday sentiment. Punch a small hole at the top to thread with hemp or string to use them like tags. Or just adhere them as-is, like I've done here.
The Authentic Life Cards also make awesome frames for focal images, like on my card here. The pre-printed sentiment on this card makes a perfect instant greeting, too. Love it when these cards do double duty like that. And by the way, that adorable cupcake is from one of our previous collections, Wishes. I just fussy cut the image from one of the 12x12 papers and added it to the frame. I think it is the perfect match.
Hope I've given you a few fun ideas for using the new Authentic Life Cards and the brand new beautiful Harmony collection. Enjoy!
Authentique Harmony Collection:
"awakening" 12x12 paper"zest" 12x12 paper"song" 12x12 paper"growth" 12x12 paper6x6 "bundle"
"authentic life cards""components" 6x12 paper die cut
"details" 12x12 cardstock sticker
Authentique Wishes Collection:"crave" 12x12 paper
Die: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bow Tied Decorative Strip Die
Stamps: Maya Road
Trim, Ink: Stampin'Up
Candy Buttons: BasicGrey
What inspiration week would be complete without a GIVEAWAY? We want to give away a couple of sets of our new Authentic Life Cards. Simply join us here on the blog every day this week, leave us a comment letting us know what you would use these cards for. We will pick and announce a winner this weekend. Bonus entries to those who share our posts on facebook throughout the week!