Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate "Freedom" with a Patriotic Banner!

When Rebecca Lawther approached us with this stunning banner last month at an Expo, we knew that her project would be a great feature here on the blog! She is a long time Authentique Paper fan and has created many beautiful projects with our products. We couldn't wait to share this project with all of our fans, here's a little more from Rebecca!

While looking for something to hang in my office to show support for our troops as Memorial Day & 4th of July were coming up shortly-I had looked, and looked and I could not find anything I really liked. So I thought I should make one!-I don’t want to get too patriotic or political here, I think a lot of us take for granted our service members and what they do for us each day.
I live in Oceanside, CA and I work each day with several branches of the military-I wanted to create something that represented several branches of the military and cover my bases. While creating the banner I wanted it to be authentic so I added actual dog tags on chains and a few mascots including a bulldog (Semper Fi) and an anchor just to mention a few. After the banner was completed I hung it up in my office for a few days. I had a lot of positive feedback. So I thought I really should teach a class, so here we are!!  
At the beginning of this project I had looked at several different paper lines and fell in love with Authentique’s “Freedom” collection. The paper has simple lines and some basic patterns that I felt I could make a statement with. I just love the quality of their paper and all of their staff members are truly amazing. I have worked with a lot of vendors over the years and these guys are top notch!
The classes have been a big hit and we can’t keep the paper in stock at “The Making Place” in Escondido, CA.

In honor of the weekend and upcoming 4th of July holiday, we want to give away a "Freedom" prize pack! 
Simply "wear" the above badge, share on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. Be sure to tag us! If we spot you with our "Freedom" badge, you may be a lucky winner! 


  1. Done! Beautiful banner! Love this collection!

  2. Great looking banner!
    Message left on FB.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Love this gorgeous paper and the banner is spectacular!

  4. This collection is so beautiful and I really love the banner!

  5. Beautiful collection. Not sure how to tag. Shared on Facebook and pinterest

  6. how do i 'wear' a badge? i really want this collection so if i don't win it i'll 'buy it'.

  7. how do i 'wear' a badge? i really want this collection so if i don't win it i'll 'buy it'.

  8. I have shared on Pinterest, Facebook, & Clipix.

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    2. Thank you all for your kind words!! I spoke with Nicole, the owner of The Making Place. They have the paper in stock and kits to go! Here is their contact information +1 (760) 739-8605

  10. I just discovered this & LOVE the paper crafting penpal idea!

  11. hands down, Authentique has the BEST patriotic papers anywhere! I have your badge on my blog sidebar! :)

  12. It's so beautiful! Want it!
    Eva, Pimlico

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