4th of July & Summer Authentique Design Team Blog Hop: Day 1

Hello! Our Design Team wanted to share with you some amazing 4th of July and Summer related projects this week. We hope that you enjoy this week with all of us.
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Hello Friends!  I'm here to show of my 4th of July make!  This is an oldie but goodie!  This is using the Heroic collection by Authentique Paper.  I've made this super CHUNKY 6x6 album with all kinds of flips and flaps to hold all your memories!  I've used bits and pieces from the entire collection.  
Each page features a cutout, saying or punchout that works so well with the theme.  4th of July crafting is one of my favorites, as we take lots of photos on this holiday.  We usually have a family reunion around this time, so its a great memory for my entire family.
I've added lots of pockets and filled them with the darling cutouts from the collection.  This is always a good way to use them up.  Put some plain kraft or cream cardstock on the backs of the cutouts to use as journal tags. 

I always love to hang a charm on the sides of my albums.  This one is super fun as I've asked my husband to find an old bullet casing and punch a hole through it.  I've then hung it on my loop on the side of the album.  Super fun! 
I hope you've enjoyed this mini album today.  Go out and enjoy this wonderful holiday celebrating our fantastic country! 
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Hello Authentique friends! I love summertime! I am always looking for opportunities to create new Americana projects to add to my home and give as gifts. The Liberty Collection was perfect for this project.
Creating with Authentique' s Liberty Collection gives us a fabulous avenue to show off the red, white and blue! The Etcetera Frame is a perfect avenue to create a wonder USA Frame for the home.
To see more photos and  tutorial for the USA Etcetera Frame stop by Pam Bray Designs: A Girl With Flair Blog.

Supplies: Authentique Liberty Collection, Sizzix Rosette Dies, Stampers Anonymous Etcetera Frame
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Hello Friends!  Happy (almost) 4th of July!  The Liberty Collection is the perfect choice for making a patriotic banner.  Nothing says "party" better than a banner!

For this red, white and blue beauty, I hand cut the pennants from Spectrum Old Glory and Tricycle Red Cardstock.  This is not as hard as it sounds!  I have a mini tutorial for the process on my blog.
This banner is huge at nearly 5 feet long.  I interspersed 5" x 7" pennants with ATC tags to add contrast and interest to the design.  Then I used the patterned papers from Liberty to make a dozen rosettes.  I should have made 13!  That would have represented the 13 original colonies!

The old pickup truck images from the Liberty 8 remind me of the 4th of July celebrations from my childhood.  Our small Vermont town always had a parade with simple floats and a marching band or two.

The Details sticker sheet makes quick work of decorating the pennants.  I love the Liberty Collection so much!
This rustic star is the center point of the banner.  I shabbied it up with just a touch of ivory paint.
Wishing you all a safe, fun and Happy 4th of July!  And I hope you get to watch some fireworks!

SUPPLIES:  Liberty 12x12 Collection Kit (Includes Sticker Elements), Spectrum Old Glory, Spectrum Tricycle Red.  Full linked supply list on my BLOG.
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Come back Wednesday and Friday for more 4th of July and Summer projects from the rest of our Design Team! Be on the lookout this week and next also for some fun reveals of the newest collections from Authentique!


  1. Oh my gosh, I love the album, too. The vintage look, and all of the goodies--so gorgeous!


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