Harvest Love

Hey, crafty friends! Design Team Member Mitsyana here with more Authentique inspiration for you. For my project today I created this JUNBO tag using papers from Authentique's Cultivate Collection.

The patterns and imagery are very farm house inspired. Which I enjoyed using to re-create one of the little scenes in 3D.

I used Cultivate papers- One, Two, Three, and Five. Starting with my favorite plaid paper from the set- Cultivate Three. 

I cut down to 5-1/4"×8" and ran it through my Xyron Creative Station Lite machine. 

Then attached the paper onto the front of my chipboard tag and trimmed off any overhanging excess with my non-stick scissor.

I cut a mat from white cardstock measuring 4.5" x 6" and used a punch to round the corners.

 I trimmed my Cultivate Two and Three papers into pieces 1/4" smaller than my white cardstock to measure 4.25" x 5.75". I rounded the corners of both. Then trimmed Cultivate Two down to 2".

I attached the 2" piece onto the 4.25"x 5.75" piece using my tape runner.

Then I attached the pattern papers onto the white cardstock mat and then that layered piece onto the tag.

From the Cultivate Five sheet, I cut out the picture with an adorable little boy with a watering can and a panel that read... " Plant Smiles, Grow Laughter, Harvest Love".

To make my scene three-dimensional, I ended up cutting out 2 panels of the little boy. For one those panels I made sure to cut my borders clean and straight and for the other I cut him completely out. 

I also cut out the seed packet and little flowers.

Then backed all of these pieces with foam adhesive and placed them over their matching images of the duplicate panel.

I cut apart "Plant Smiles" panel. I ended up breaking up the phrase into singular words to fit onto my tag better. 

Then inked the edges of each word using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.

I added more foam adhesive under my word straps and adhered them onto my tag.

Once I had my words in place, I used a strong clear drying liquid glue to embellish the tag with gorgeous pre-made I Am Roses Flowers in coordinating colors.

Finally, I wrapped natural Hemp twine around the top of my tag and fastened with a red button.

And here id my finished card...

Look how adorable this guy is!!

I really love the sentiment of this tag! A message desperately need more of. 

Plant smiles and harvest love... 

Sprinkle seeds of kindness wherever you go... it'll grow into some beautiful and multiply!

I hope you enjoyed my project today. And that inspired you to create something beautiful. Or perhaps, even better, share a smile and be kind.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

See you next time!

Authentique Products Used
Cultivate Collection- Cultivate One, Cultivate 
Two, Cultivate Three, Cultivate Five

Other Supplies Used
 Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
Tape Runner (Xyron)
Jumbo Chipboard Tag
 Paper Flowers (I Am Roses)
Corner Rounder Punch
Foam Adhesive
White Cardstock
Distress Oxide Ink- Vintage Photo (Ranger Ink)
Clear Drying Glue
Hemp Twine
Red Button



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