A Collection of "Suave"

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun set of projects from the just released collection from Authentique Paper called, "Suave".  Suave is everything "boy" related and more.  I just adore this collection, from the colors, to the patterns to the embellishments...it's just perfect.  Need a masculine card or a baby boy layout?  This collection covers it all.  My first project is a layout of my little boy, Connor.  I haven't created a layout in a while so this collection was all I needed to bring me back to my roots and to re-discover my love for scrapbooking.  I hope you enjoy!

When I scrapbook, I have a hard time keeping the focus on just one picture, and I have always loved these three pictures of my son, so I printed them all the same size and laid them down on my page, then designed around the photos.  

On the side of the page, I really wanted to showcase as many of the seriously sweet stickers, phrases, scallops and stamp blocks as I could, so a layered them all along the side of the page.

For my title, I die cutted alphabet letters from "Foundation One" paper, and adhered them above my photos.

I love a lot of dimension as well, so creating paper rosettes not only adds visual interest but also dimension, (plus they are so much fun to make, I use them on everything).

Layering is fun with so many of these stickers and phrases, you can really create one-of-a-kind embellishments.

When I was finished with my layout, I really didn't want to stop, I mean this collection is so seriously cute, I had to make more.  I literally had almost an entire alphabet of letters left over, and since I was still focusing on my little boy, I decided to create a milk carton, then decorate with leftover miscellaneous letters, (I think this would make one adorable gift for a teacher as well).  And when I was  finished yet again...I still wanted to create something else.  I am loving everything "Ombre" right now, so I quickly put together a sweet little Ombre inspired card, which I'll show you below how I made. 

This milk carton is so cute, and I really like it embellished with letters and numbers.  Of course you can customize it with specific letters, but I chose to randomize mine. 

The card is basically strips and paper rosettes.  If you look closely, I added some scalloped edge borders to some of the strips to add a little more. 

I really love this collection, so let me show you how I created the milk carton & card.

I have to admit, I used a milk carton die from Sizzix, but did you know you can dis-assemble a small milk carton, and use it as a template?  It's true and very easy to do.


 I then scored all the sides, sealed it up with some hot glue, then pinched the top to form the unmistakable milk carton top. 


For the band around the center, I just cut a strip of pattern paper, and added a white scalloped punched border to the top and the bottom.  Very simple.

I then wrapped it around the carton, pinching the sides, then scored and folded all the sides, securing it at the end with some hot glue. 

Here's where I had some fun.  I randomly adhered alphabet letters and numbers around the milk carton. Then just finished it by punching two holes at the top, and added ribbon.  (If you're giving this away to a teacher or to your little one as a fun treat, don't forget to add some treats before tying it up with ribbon). 

For the Ombre card, I simply cut a base of white cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, on the vertical, then went through the collection of papers to find 5 patterns that started lightest and ended darkest. I cut those papers to 1 x 4 1/4, then adhered them lightly to the white cardstock from lightest to darkest.  Then machine stitch around all the strips. 

Revisiting my love of paper rosettes, I wanted to created a 1/2 'n 1/2 rosette to follow the pattern papers on the card.  All I did for that was cut the long rosette paper in half, and glue 2 different papers together. 

Adhered at both ends, then adhered to a small circle using hot glue.

You can see that the rosette now is light on top and patterned on the bottom.  Finish the card by adding a small sentiment phrase, and small buttons. 

Well I certainly hope you enjoyed my projects today using the "Suave" collection, and I hope these projects inspire you to create some of your own. 

Papers used from the Authentique "Suave" collection:
Noble, Robust, Dashing, Sharp, Stately, Suited, Vigorous, Foundation One.

Also used from "Suave":  
Details Stickers, Stamp Blocks, Titles & Phrases and Circles & Scallops

Additional supplies needed: 
White cardstock, misc buttons, green ribbon, small tag, twine, scallop punch, hot glue, Tombow Power Bond adhesive, Tombow liquid glue, Milk carton die or template. 


  1. that is so cute!!! i love the colors. Very Boy.

  2. This is such a lovely collection and I just love what you made with it! Gorgeous work!

  3. Wonderful projects! Love the layout!


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