Monday, July 7, 2014

Authentique Paper & Pretty Pink Posh- A "Radiant" Gift Set


This week we are showcasing projects created with our newest collections along with products from Pretty Pink Posh! Join us every day this week for inspiration projects from our fabulous design team!
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 Hi everyone, it's Audrey, with a fun and festive gift set to share with you today that features Authentique's adorable Radiant collection, and lots of pretty sequins from our product partner this week, Pretty Pink Posh.

I am a huge fan of pretty packaging, and I love to make my own gift sets using my stash of papercrafting supplies. It's so easy to do, and is way less expensive than store-bought gift wrap. Better yet, with handmade packaging, you can customize your gifts to perfectly suit any theme or occasion. For my mother's recent birthday, I put together this bright and happy Radiant set that totally captures her bright and happy spirit.

 One of my favorite tricks with gift wrap is to alter an existing plain box, like I did here. It just takes a minute or two to add patterned paper to the top and sides of the lid. Journaling cards from the new Authentic Life Cards and banner strips cut from additional patterned papers are an easy way to add extra embellishment to the top. Then add ribbon, and a big happy bow.

This pretty bow was quick work, thanks to the help of a Tim Holtz Alterations die. Simply die cut, assemble, and top with a great big button. I added a few Radiant die cuts and a sticker tag, then threw in a scattering of beautiful sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Love how the sequins turn this gift box into an instant party!

Made a matching gift card by pulling in some of the same papers as the box, and adding a matching die cut bow, additional banner strips, and Authentic Life Cards. Finished it all with a few more sequins. So fun and festive, isn't it?

Enjoy!
Supplies:
Authentique Radiant Collection:
"sprightly" 12x12 paper"playful" 12x12 paper
"smiling" 12x12 paper
"authentic life cards""components" 6x12 paper die cut"details" 12x12 cardstock sticker
Pretty Pink Posh sequins- Tangerine, Aquamarine, Orchid
Die: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bow Tied Decorative Strip Die
Trim: Petaloo (lace), May Arts (hemp), Craft Supply (grosgrain)

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37 comments:

  1. Audrey anything you recreate turns to gold! This packaging for your Mom is beautiful and I am sure she didn't want to disturb the packaging to get to what is inside! Gorgeous!

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  2. I like how you showed that you can use fthis for a beautiful and unique gift box. It would s great box for anyone to have as a keepsake.

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  3. Very pretty box and matching card. I like the bows and sequins.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  4. Wow! Love these beautifully wrapped presents! The sequins are a great touch!

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  5. Beautiful way to gift
    wrap!
    Carla from Utah

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  6. I would hate to open this package. It's too pretty. Reminds me of the gifts we always got from my mother - they were so beautiful it hurt to have to tear into them.

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  7. These projects are beautiful, the colors are amazing and that bow is so cute!

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  8. Such a beautiful gift box and card! I find it hard to imagine that the gift inside could be any lovelier than the wrapping! Thanks so much for sharing the construction information and supply list.

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  9. Very fun, I love the brightness of this. very awesome. Love PPP

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  10. Love those colors together. Very cool.

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  11. Gorgeous, love these projects!

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  12. Outstanding card and gift set, Audrey! Your mom will love it and if not, you can gift it to me.... Lol! Great papers, so much could be done wkith them:)

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  13. Very festive looking! I'm sure your Mom appreciated the pretty presentation of your gift! Love the colors and designs and the fun sequins added to embellish it!

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  14. Very pretty! I absolutely loves those colors!

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  15. What a wonderful gift set!! Love the colours and the sequins of course!

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  16. Beautiful card and package! Love the colors

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  17. Wow, your projects are so beautiful! I love the vibrant colors and patterns, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh My Goodness!!! What a very special and unique gift set. Who wouldn't just LOVE to receive this as a gift?? I would soooo hate to open it. Just incredible! My best friend's birthday is next week, I am definitely going to have to do this! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

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  19. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this idea!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Tis is beautiful! I love the colors and the papers together!

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  21. So bright and cheerful! Love handmade wrapping jobs! Shows the person how much you really care about them!

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  22. I love this beautiful package, tag and gift card for your Mom. The papers in this collection are summer perfect and the added sequins is too cute.
    I can't wait to get my hands on this collection to see what fun gifts I can create.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Cher

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  23. A stunning gift set, love all those cheery summery colors, beautifully crafted!!!!

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  24. That's a package worthy of a Mom! So unique and beautiful with the wonderful matching card and the sequins do make the card and box really pop. Beautiful work.

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  25. How beautiful! I know this will put a smile on your mom's face!

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  26. Gorgeous, a gift in itself. I would hate to tear it open. Love those bows.

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  27. This is sooooo pretty and festive!! Love the color combo and those delectable PPP sequins!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  28. I love how the colors on the doily and in the shaker box blend, so pretty!

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  29. I love gift wrapping with scrapbook paper! Love this bold, colorful paper.

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  30. Beautiful work...I'd be thrilled getting a gift as pretty as this!

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  31. Love these adorable gift boxes and so want to get this paper by Authentique!

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  32. My friends always upcycle my packaging. They will go crazy over this. I love, love, the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  33. Your gift set is super gorgeous Audrey!!! I'm a big fan of homemade gift giving too and the gift wrapping presentation is equally important in my book. I really love how you used some of the Authentic Life journaling cards to cover your box, it's SO beautiful oh my gosh! I love the detailing and coordinating card! Such a wonderful creation and very inspiring indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Beautifully packaged indeed! I would not be able to open the present if it looked this good.

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