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