Thursday, June 8, 2017

Design Team Project Never Ending Card & Envelope
This was a fun project to complete for Country Craft Creations using Authentique's Always Collection. I've created an envelope and a Never Ending Card that is a nice size and fits perfectly inside. On the outside of this envelope, I have adhered a see through envelope that could be used to hold a wedding invitation or anything you desire....perhaps a cool picture. 'Love' is on the outside of that clear envelope on top. I added a metal key with black seam binding to add interest and finish the embellishment on the outside front of the envelope.
On the backside of the envelope, I used one of the cool small cut a parts that I matted and inked and also I used some Glossy Accents to build up the closure piece. I added some glitter while it was still wet and loved how it dried with a cool glassy effect. I applied this piece to the back and used it as a nice decorative closure that the flap slides behind easily.
A little better look.
This is the never ending card out of the envelope. Love this paper! I have used some of the cut a parts as well as some of the stickers from the collection that have been matted and inked. Such an easy collection that flows nicely. Watch as the card is opened....and opened...and opened....and.....well you get the idea, it never ends.
and.....back to the beginning! What a fun fun card and this collection worked out perfectly for it. The overall size is 6 1/4 X 6.
I have links at the bottom for the youtube walkthrough of this project and a link to Country Craft Creations where you can get this cool collection. I will be doing a tutorial very soon for this project, so stop in often to check for that link. A materials list is also below so you can create this project.
Authentique Always Collection * Cream colored textured cardstock * Creative Imaginations clear 'Love' envelope * Tim Holtz metal key * Colored seam binding * Art Glitter Glue * Scortape *

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Authentique Always Accordion Album & Momento Box w/Drawer

Accordion Album & Momento Box w/Drawer using Authentique's Always Collection

This Design Team Project was a pleasure to do for Country Craft Creations, especially since I got to use the Authentique Always Collection. This wedding collection was a brilliant creation as they kept it low key using only a few color tones...... genius, as ANY accent color would go perfectly! I wanted to showcase this collection as is rather than bring in any other colors so you could see the perfection in this collection. I have created a sweet Accordion Album permanently attached to a Momento Box with a Drawer. What a perfect compliment to each other...... a roomy album with lots of additions and a momento box that will hold lots of memories from that special day.
This sturdy handmade momento box is quite roomy and is decorated both inside and out. Inside there are some sweet embellishments to set off the theme. The drawer is easily opened using the metal pull. Such fun paper designs in this collection makes it easy to work with and flows effortlessly. I have based the box and album with a textured cream colored cardstock and inked it all with a sepia color.
The box is decorated completely with the beautiful pattern papers from the collection.
The bottom of the box has wooden feet that I've colored black and added jewels to dress them up a bit further. My 'handmade' stamp is on the bottom as I normally add it to my work....(when I remember that is..hehehe).
Opening the album, the inside front cover has a large pocket that is embellished with a cut a part that has been matted and inked. The pocket will hold several pics or cards.... I have included 2 matted cut a parts that make perfect photo mats. They have colored seam bindings for pulls. The next page again is papered in the beautiful patterned paper from the collection and has a stop at the top left of the page made from one of the smaller cut a parts matted and inked. The large cool cut a part is a perfect photo mat.
The beautiful photo mats.

Opening the accordion album shows just how much this album has to offer. So much space for photos and journaling are in this album and being fixed firmly on the momento box, what a perfect place to store even more momentos or wedding cards.

Turning the album and opening it from the opposite side reveals even more space making this a perfect place for many many photos.

I loved creating this project and hope you all enjoy it as well. I will be doing a tutorial soon for this one, so be sure to stop back often for a link. Below you will find a link to Country Craft Creations where you will find all the materials you need and a link to the walk through video on youtube. Take a moment and subscribe.


Authentique Always Collection * Light weight chipboard * Cream colored textured cardstock * Tim Holtz metal drawer pull * Wooden feet * Gems * Colored seam binding * Scortape * Art Glitter Glue


Monday, May 22, 2017

Design Team Project Easel Card Momento Box with Drawer
This particular easel card momento box with drawer is like the one 'below' that I used Authentiques Heroic Collection on, however this one I used Authentiques Saucy Collection. This is the one I created in the 'tutorial'. Yep! You heard that right, I made a tutorial, my very first. So here is the link folks for that tutorial:

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Easel Card With A Momento Drawer
This is a design team project for Country Craft Creations and
what a fun fun project this was to do! I love this Authentique Heroic Collection.... it's so beautiful and versatile. Perfect for any branch of the service or it can be used for any patriotic celebration.
The top of the box/the actual card is embellished with lots of matted pieces from the collection. I have popped them up for interest and to accent the effect.  
This easel card is just full of wonderful embellishments from the collection. I have matted and inked all the pieces and popped them up on the card face. Once open, the card will stay in position behind the matted 'true AMERICAN' sticker that has been inked and popped up to make the perfect stop. A brass airplane embellishment was also used to adorn the box.
This Easel Card Box has a drawer that will hold some precious pictures or momentos. It has a small pull on the front for ease of opening and is fully papered inside with some of that beautiful pattern paper from the collection.
Authentique Heroic Collection * Medium Weight Chipboard * Prima Ink Sepia * Art Glitter Glue * Metal Airplane Charm * Navy Cardstock * Red Cardstock * Tim Holtz metal pull
Links below for youtube walk through and for the youtube tutorial.
 tutorial link to follow in a few days..... check back often

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Design Team Project Authentique Heroic

Design Team Project using the Authentique Heroic Collection
I created a waterfall album using this fabulous collection that is in the portrait format rather than the landscape typical format. This design team project was for Country Craft Creations and was a sheer pleasure to do. The Authentique Heroic Collection was a delight to work with and so easy to use. This collection works for any branch of the service as well as Independence Day celebrations and other patriotic functions, so it's extremely versatile.
The album is held closed using the magnetized flap at the bottom. I embellished the flap using the quote from Harry S. Truman that can be found on the heading of the papers and also on the inside of the 6x6 paper pad which I fussy cut and matted to use as a booklet on the cover.
The booklet is also has a magnetic closure to keep everything inside nice and secure. Inside there is a bottom stop that holds a matted cut a part. So many very cool cut a parts in this collection that are perfect for photo mats and/or journaling.
The album fully opened and expanded. Aren't the colors and graphics extraordinary in this collection!
The matted photo mats from the inside cover that are held in place with the bottom stop that carries that quote.

Each page is the same in the set up, but each page shows differently because of the wonderful graphics and stickers.



As you can see, the waterfall pages are loaded with inter-actives and offer tons of photo options as well as journaling.

The last page in the album is a 'rolled pocket' page that holds several matted cut a parts as well as many others if so desired.
Inside the back cover there is a bottom matted pocket that holds yet more matted cut a parts.

On the back side of each page you will find a belly band that holds a booklet made from cardstock and more of the large cut a parts in the collection. I also used stickers to embellish the booklets and belly bands as they are of such a wonderful quality they were easy to incorporate into the project.





So so many photo places and journaling options in this album. The bellybands that hold the large booklets are the perfect places.

That back of the album has a 'hinged' embellishment that stays closed via the red coordinating paperclip.
I can't recommend this collection enough as it's perfect for so many uses. This waterfall album is 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 in size with 6 waterfall pages (12 total counting fronts and backs). What a great coffee table piece this would make to showcase those special pictures.
Authentique Heroic Collection * Navy & Red Cardstock * Medium Weight Chipboard * Red Dotted Swiss Sheer Ribbon * Art Glitter Glue * Scortape * Red Embroidery Floss * Red Paper Clip