Friday, October 28, 2011

A Glowing Halloween and Beyond!

I already had something in mind when Kristy from Scrapbooksteals told me that she was asking for Authentique Design Team Members to showcase how they used Authentique's Glowing Collection (which is on SALE TODAY @ Scrapbooksteals!!!!! I already needed a birthday present for a family member, and she LOVES Halloween and her granddaughter. Creating a mini album using Glowing just seemed like a perfect solution.

For the cover, I used a few of the pieces (Music notes & Harlequin Patches) in various sizes, and edge punched the smaller piece. I then made a banner with strips of Foundations and Black Script paper, placed the Classic Type letters on the front. I added the year in Petit Type Square lettering.
In the inside of each of the pages, I used combinations of paper, Icons, Noteables and Tabloids.
On the first inner page, I used the diecuts with the Lace Spiderweb, Black Script & Foundations paper. On the second, Orange Brocade & Harlequin Patches with a Noteable.
For the second set of pages, I used Black Script for the larger piece (2nd page), and a combination of all of the papers for the first. I combined all of the diecuts as well. See how they are popped up with dimensional adhesive?? This way I can take some great photos and just stick them in the book before I hand it over.
For the last of the pages, I incorporated some of the Black Script, Black Gingham, Foundations and diecuts. On the second page, I used the Ledger, Cream Foundations and one of the Tabloids.
Here are some of the details in the book. I just loved using all of the diecuts to add more interest.
One of the most difficult thing about Halloween paper, is there is SO much cute paper, that can only really be used for one day in the year. With Authentique's Glowing Collection... This is not the case!!

When I saw the Geometric Fleur de Lis paper, I instantly thought of Thanksgiving. I don't know what it was about the design, but it made me think of the Thanksgiving table and placecards. I loved how the simple design wasn't overly "Halloweeny". I paired the patterned paper with various shades of brown cardstock, and it was perfect! Adding a woodgrain stamp, just solidified the Harvest theme and took away some of the Halloween elements.   
I stacked all of the pieces together, and used my Corner Chomper to diecut all of the edges. On each tablecard, there are five layers! Two pieces of brown cardstock, the Geometrical Fleur de Lis paper, Cream Foundations (that I woodgrain stamped) and a fussycut Fleur de Lis.

I also used the Petit Type Square letters to add a name to each of the cards. These will make the perfect addtion to my Thanksgiving table!
I challenge you to use up all of your Halloween papers this year!! Even for non-Halloween items!! Have a Glowing Halloween!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AUTHENTIQUE: Have a Glowing Halloween!

Hello Authentique fans! It's Heather with a card set, just in time for a Glowing Halloween! 

Each of these cards used pieces from the Glowing line. I used quite a bit of the Glowing Foundations, Lace Spiderweb, Ledge, Black Gingham, and Orange Brocade. 
I cut four of the same sized pieces of two papers for the base of the patterned sections, then layered them with four similarly cut papers in a smaller size. I used my Cricut for all of the diecut pieces, but you could also use a Corner Chomper and achieve the same results. I then swapped the papers for each card.
To make a little more interest with the stamped sentiment, I also diecut the paper for the stamp using the Foundations paper. I used a chalk ink and a pen outline to give the sentiment a little grungier look. Each card uses various combination's of Twinery twine, buttons, and gems

There aren't too many more days before Halloween, but there is definitely enough time to make a few Glowing cards of your own!

Card Supplies: 
AUTHENTIQUE patterned papers: Glowing-Foundations-Black Dot, Cream Solid & Solid Black, Lace Spiderweb, Ledge, Black Gingham, and Orange Brocade
Other Supplies: Basic Grey buttons, Inkadinkado stamp, Twinery twine, iRock gems, Colorbox Chalk Ink

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Having fun with Authentique's newer and older lines

I'm not ready yet to post all the fun that I had in Salt Lake City. Just not enough time. I will work on it this weekend, I promise!!

Instead, I have a few fun cards to share using Authentique, and a lovely layout using Authentique's new line, Gathering! I'm not scheduled for a blog post, but I thought I'd like to share...

These two cards are using the Journey collection. I thought they just made some really cute cards. I just used a base of a paper, and flipped it to use both patterns, added a gray cardstock base, then piled on Tabloids, Icons and Excerpts. I love the diecuts. Then a silver ribbon and Stickles to finish it off.
The Stickles are fun, even though I'm impatient and don't want to wait for them to dry.
I really liked this chevron paper. I originally made this card for a challenge that involved chevrons... But never look at the due date, so it was late. Who cares though, I got a really cute card out of my mistake. This uses the same recipe as the first card. Just different papers, and all of the diecuts. No Stickles however.
Somehow I got the bow just right. I love when the bows turn out!
For my layout, I used Authentique's new line, Gathering. I was packing for my trip to SLC when Authentique sent this my way, and so wasn't able to play with it before I left... However, I was able to actually play with it at the Scrapbooksteal's crop!! Melodee from Authentique was there, with Samantha!! And showed us how to do a really cute paper bag mini album (more to come on this over the weekend!!) When I got home, I was in love with the line, and determined to do something with the poppies and damask. I do love damask!!
It may be a little hard to see, but the little monkey is eating olives. She would eat a can if I would let her. And I don't. Grandparents however (which is where we were)... Another story!
I loved stacking all of the small diecuts. And I don't normally like the circle alpha stickers (too hard to make straight), but these ones are really pretty. And I love the orange color.
I even stitched a few of the edges!! Thanks to Kristy, who told me to use orange, and my stash of Twinery twine in Mandarin. It was the perfect color, I just removed the white threads.
And, I fussy cut the poppy, and pop-dotted it to show some more interest. The things I do now because of the crop... Fussy cut and stitch!!!

If you get a chance to see Gathering, it really is lovely. Perfect for Fall photos!! Pin It

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Yes, I actually scrapped in Salt Lake City...

Here are a few of the many cards that I made using my new October (Fall themed) Counterfeit kit. I really need to get the photos for it up, but they weren't that great... So I've not been in a huge rush to post them. 

Anyway, there are two girly cards to start. The first is perfect for a birthday, and the second just a great hello card. I even added Stickles to the multi-colored stamped candles.
The rest are just an assortment. I love all the woodgrain, pinks and blues!
This is a small, square card. Perfect for a mini gift enclosure. I do however have to make an envelope for it.
While I wasn't looking, my friend Venetia added the "sexy" underneath the "Hello". I thought it was funny, so it stays.
 Just a LOVE card. 'Nuff said.
This is for a cutey 7 year old's birthday in December. Her favorite color is orange. So I added an orange banner!
This is another oddly-sized card. I thought I was cutting the right size of paper. Nope. Oh well. It will fit into a standard envelope quite easily.
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Monday, October 10, 2011

AUTHENTIQUE: Trick or Treat with Glowing!

Hello Authentique fans, it's Heather with today's post. When I was looking at the Glowing line, I knew that I really wanted to scrap some cute Halloween photos. My little girl has been making pirate noises, "Arrrrghs," for a few weeks, so I asked if she wanted to be a pirate. She was super excited about this, and true to my upbringing, I made her costume from pieces that we already had around the house. Getting her ready made for the perfect photos, and I knew that Authentique's papers would be perfect for the pictures.

I used the Grunge Orange Dot paper, but turned it so that the spiders seemed to be crawling across the paper. I also like how this weighed the bottom of the layout down.
Since Isla has just learned how to say "Trick or Treat", I had to use the back of Headline 2. I also used a lot of the Noteables, Tabloids and Icons to add more interest.
The Diction words made for easy journaling, and the Petite Type Square were perfect for the subtitle.
I also used just a little bit of Glossy Accents to make one of the Icons glow!
When my layout was done, I couldn't resist continuing to play with the Glowing papers. I decided to make a fun Halloween treat! I had a few of these tubes from the $1 rack at my nearest scrapbook store. I've been wanting to play with them for awhile now. I used some black cardstock for the tag, then layered my Authentique papers in Orange Brocade and Lace Spiderweb. 
A few of the diecuts made for the perfect decoration to the tag, and a ribbon that I saved from some packaging was the perfect final touch.
 I even added an Icon to the top of the tube!
I hope that these projects inspire you to create your own Halloween fun using Glowing!
Layout Supplies:
AUTHENTIQUE "Glowing" patterned papers: Orange Grunge Dot
AUTHENTIQUE "Glowing" die cuts & stickers: Glowing-Headline 2 (back), Noteables, Icons, Tabloids, Petite Type Square, Diction
Other Supplies: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Glossy Accents, pen

Tag Supplies: 
AUTHENTIQUE "Glowing" patterned papers: Orange Brocade, Lace Spiderweb
AUTHENTIQUE "Glowing" die cuts: Icons, Noteables
Other Supplies: Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, ribbon, Signo pen, tube, M&M's, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Just a few cards...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sketchy Thursday: 9/29

Another Sketchy Thursday layout using my September Counterfeit Kit!! I just loved the simplicity of this layout, and the ability to use a bunch of my scraps!!
Here are a few little snippets of fun!! I just loved the simplicity of the kraft background!
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