4th of July & Summer Authentique Design Team Blog Hop: Day 3

Today is Day Three of our 4th of July / Summer Design Team Blop Hop, and we wanted to thank you for spending the week with us, looking at all of our projects. We all loved spending time with you, and definitely loved sharing all of our work and our fabulously patriotic projects.

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Happy Independence Day fellow Authentique fans!  For my 4th of July project, I've made a really quick and simple envelope mini album.  I've used the patriotic 'Liberty' collection for this project.

The mini album measures approximately 4 1/4" x 5" and consists of six envelope pages.
The cover is decorated with a rosette made with one of the 'Liberty' coordinating Spectrum card stock  (Tricycle Red).  The center of the rosette is decorated with a sticker from the collection.  

I've further dressed up the cover by adding a touch of glitter glue to the 'Liberty Four' design paper.
The binding for this album is a bit different.  I've used red embroidery string to hold the pages in my mini album. To keep the string from sliding off the spine, I've enclosed the string within two 'belts' made from red glitter card stock.

To further decorate the spine, I've added tulle and lace tied in a knot with the embroidery string.

I've used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board to create envelopes with the designer paper from the 'Liberty' collection. Each envelope measures 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" inches.
On the front cover, I've created a pocket from one of the stickers in the collection. 
Inside each of the envelopes I've included one of the 3" x 4" inch cut-a-parts that come with the collection.  Each cut-a-part is matted providing a place for journaling and/or a photo.
On the back cover of the mini, I've created a belly band with one of the banner stickers from the collection.  I've trimmed down one of the 3" x 4" inch cut-a-parts & tucked it behind the belly band.  

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful 4th of July!

Supplies Used: Liberty Collection, Liberty Details Card Stock Stickers, Other - Tulle, Embroidery String, White Lace

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Happy 4th of July! I saw these fun little stars in the Dollar Spot in Target. Bins like this are great to find some alterable items. They often have inexpensive wooden or MDF board items that you can simple scuff up and glue your favorite papers to.
Today I used the Liberty Collection. I wanted to make sure that these simple stars popped, so thematically had them represent the colors of our flag: red, white and blue.
Each star has been taken apart to have the back of the metal covered on two (Liberty One, Four), and left plain on one. The red and blue stars also have been covered with patterned papers in mostly red (Liberty Seven) and mostly blue (Liberty Six) respectively.
The rosette in the center of each was made simply with a score board and some hot glue. These were meant to be smaller, so they are cut at 1.5" wide x 12" long, and each rosette has two strips glued edge to edge, then scored at .5".  For the rosettes, I used Liberty Two and Four.
I used some pretty old chipboard letters for this project, as they were the best match for this. The stark white stands out against the patterned paper of Liberty One
As a set, this small project holds some pretty big impact. Thanks for looking, and hope that you have a great holiday weekend! 

Supplies Used: Liberty Collection: (One, Two, Four, Five, Six, Seven), hot glue gun, scoring board, wooden and metal stars (Target $1 Spot

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Thank you for visiting us and checking out our 4th of July and Summer projects from the rest of our Design Team! Be on the lookout this month for some fun reveals of the newest collections from Authentique!


  1. I LOVE THE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS!!!!! You really designed some winning papers!!!! And the stars look so cute!!


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