Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Design Team Inspiration - Authentique!

Karen here with a few Authentique projects for you.  I am loving the collections by Authentique Paper!  The color combinations are beautiful and it's hard to decide which are my favorite.  I do like that the Blissful (more yellow) collection is very versatile in terms of whether you create more girly or boyish layouts - I created one of each and love the results.  To celebrate my 40th birthday, I used mostly the Blissful collection and added a bit of the pink from the Uncommon papers.  I also made my own flower accents with black twill.  I used my Cricut, of course, for titles and shaped cuts.
Our family was recently blessed with a new addition - my new grand nephew, Brennan.  Again, I mixed a little from the Authentique Blissful and Uncommon collections.  I also got a chance to break in my new Cricut cartridge, Sophisticated (designed by Teresa Collins).   I did cover the pink stamped images on one of the squares with pieces of yellow or grey paper to create a more boyish look. 
In addition to these 2 layouts, I made a few more projects with this beautiful paper collection.  I had a few things bought for a friend and thought I would recover them to create a more cohesive gift.  I used more Authentique and my Cricut to decorate the gift bag and the small gifts.  It was a fun to put together and I know my friend will appreciate it. 
One more project made with Authentique - a shadow box frame.  I used various pieces from the Blissful collection to made the dimensional flower.  Each layer is attached with foam pieces, so it sticks up pretty high from the base paper. I inked up the edges a bit before sticking them together. I also added some pearls and a bird cut from one of the papers. And of course a super cute pic of our super cute girl.
Visit my KarenScraps blog for more details on all the projects.   And then stop by Scrapdoodles to get your stash of Authentique and create something beautiful!

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