Throwback Thursday Projects that will leave you saying "Um Wow!"

Authentique Paper is teaming up UmWowStudio on Thursday's over the next month to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper & UmWowStudio products!

We are doing this blog hop in true "Throwback Thursday" fashion combining UmWowStudios products with some of our older paper collections. Sometimes, we like to bring those paper collections out, dust them off a little, and let them shine!  

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to hop on over to the UmWowStudio blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team has in store for you today!

Audrey Pettit
Hi everyone, it's Audrey. Welcome to our special Throwback Thursday feature
with UmWowStudio. Over the next month, the team is going to be sharing lots of fun projects with you that use some of our older Authentique collections, along with UmWowStudio's amazing line up of chipboard shapes. Since today is Halloween, I have a spooky project to show that uses the adorable Enchanted line, along with lots of fun UmWowStudio chipboard.

The unfinished wood section of your big box craft store is a great place to look for fun items to alter for the holidays, like this pine coffin. I painted the coffin black, then added patterned papers from the Enchanted 6x6 Bundle for an easy custom finish. Diagonal stripes on the sides, and polka dots for the inside lids.
A bit of potting moss and decorative miniature gourds help set the spooky scene. UmWowStudio Layered Stars coated in crystal opaque glitter continue the theme. The sign is made from one of the Layered Banner shapes, slightly trimmed down on the sides to better fit my project, then covered in grid paper and stamped. I adhered the banner to a small twig from my yard and stuck it into the moss. Instant creepy accent.

I had a ton of fun glittering and dressing up my dollar store skeleton with an Enchanted paper top hat and tie. He and his bat buddy are ready for the ball, don't you think?


Authentique Enchanted Collection: 6x6 Paper Bundle
UmWowStudio: Layered Stars, Layered Banners
Stamps: Hero Arts
Glitter: Art Glitter, Doodlebug
Paint: Delta
Ink: Imagine Crafts for Tsukineko
Coffin, Moss, Gourds, Bat Pick: Craft Supply
Skeleton: Dollar Tree

Shellye McDaniel
When shopping for my Um Wow goodies, the "Bee's Knees" Flair buttons just spoke to me; I knew that they'd be perfect with Authentique's "Be{You}tiful" Collection!
For my album today, I also incorporated a new set of dies from Spellbinders, "Creative Book Pages".
Not having a single chipboard sheet in the house, I tore apart a cardboard box and went that route! 
I ran the pieces through my Grand Calibur a few times so that the die cut completely through the cardboard.  
Here is how it all took shape:

After placing the 'bee flair' I was able to plan out the following pages so that it would have a symmetrical look when the album was closed.  The punch-out tags from the collection make designing quick!

Another item that I picked up from Um Wow are these really cool chipboard "Circle Confetti"
Some of the circles are solid and others have holes in the center...just pop then in place with a bit of liquid glue.

I die-cut matching patterned papers to cover the cardboard pages.  If you find that your die cut papers don't match up with the chipboard/cardboard base, try die-cutting the pieces together.  I resolved this by distressing the edges of the paper, after attaching to the cardboard page...hid the edges really well.

On the top page:  I added the "Circle Confetti" to the center of buttons!  Just use a thin glue dot to do so.  I think it makes a great layering look!

The bottom page features the "Ray Background" chipboard piece and a couple more pieces of the "Bee's Knees" Flair.  
In finishing, I punched the top with my crop-a-dile and then used two large 1.5" rings to hold the pages together.  I tied on some pretty ribbons from May Arts and my album is complete!

Authentique Products: Be{You}tiful Collection- Express Paper; Perseverance Paper; Pledge Paper; Abundant Paper; Integrate Paper; Details Sticker Sheet; Statements Die-Cut Paper Sheet

UmWowStudio Products: Ray Background Chipboard; Circle Confetti Chipboard; Bee's Knees Flair

Be sure to check back on Thursday's this month for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at UmWowStudio for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the UmWowStudio Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you! 

Don't forget to visit our special board on Pinterest to see ALL of the amazing projects from this hop! 

Before we let you go today, we have a chance for you to win even more prizes! We want you to play along with us! We have created a link-up party for you to share your projects created with Authentique Paper & UmWowStudio products. You MUST use products from both companies to be eligible to win. Authentique Paper & UmWowStudio will each pick a winner and send out prize packs to two lucky participants. You have until midnight on December 1 to play along & link up below!


  1. Great projects ! I really love your mini , it's just darling . Also , great top for the mismatched paper and chipboard . I have also done that when they don't line up perfectly . TFS and Happy Halloween .

  2. Loving the creations
    here. Great album and
    the coffin is cute.
    Carla from Utah

  3. I just recently got some UmWow product and think they are fabulous and of course I have always loved Authentique!

  4. Wow, what amazing projects! I love that glittery skeleton and the embellishments and stitching on the album, thanks for sharing.

  5. Every month I dread when UmWow comes out with their new collections. I know I'm going to be buying them. they have some great ideas. Paired with your paper you can make some fun projects - such as the coffin in this post.

  6. Spooky coffin and love the bee-yutiful album.

  7. Fabulous projects! I am loving that bee mini (even thought the bees with the nest by my driveway are making me crazy!!) i love the colors and layers and that you varied the edge patterns!

  8. Love the projects. That coffin is so unique and the use of moss just made it more realistic. Great job. The mini is amazing and you gave such good tips for what to do when it doesn't match. Appreciate that and the tutorial. Thanks.

  9. Amazing projects, as always!! Love the mini-album. The shaped pages and bee theme are wonderful. So fun getting to see the pages and all the details that were included. Sweet.
    <3 J

  10. fabulous projects...unfortunately I cannot play, do not have UmWow products.

    enjoy *~*

  11. What absolutely amazing projects! so very talented! I was introduced to UmWow products earlier this year, and am in absolutely in love with them. pair them with Authentique, and what do you have?? Absolutely Awesomeness! :)


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