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Eleven with Celebrate!

My oldest child turned 11 in January. I don't know how this happened. It's so true what they say blink and they've grown. I remember wondering each day if that day would be the day he rolled over, sat on his own, slept through the night or walked and now he's so independent and only 5 years away from DRIVING!!!! He is a joy and a pain all at once ;).
I punched out and cut out stars for a garland and backed it with a contrasting paper.
Jakob has a special friend who he begs me to hang out with ALL the time (especially on snow days). Too bad Bobby's school is in the city and they don't usually have as many snow days as we do out here in the country. They have a blast when they get together. From gaming to bowling, jumping on the trampoline to building snowmen it's never a dull moment with these two.

Bobby's mom is one of my dearest friends and she took Jakob and Bobby out to eat where Jakob got a sweet FREE dessert for his birthday and then they were off to Nickle City where they played arcade games. Jakob sure is spoiled, but he makes me proud to call him my son too ;).
I used bit of paper from the Genuine Collection for behind the stars and my journaling block.

These dudes have a rockin' time together!!! I'm so glad that Bobby enjoys Jakob's company just as much as Jakob does his.

The element stickers have the greatest sentiments!
Celebrate Collection
laughter paper
happy paper
rejoice paper
element stickers
detail stickers
Genuine Collection
true paper
washi tape from washi washi
star punches

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Tutorial in Loyal

Hi there!!! Misty here with a sweet little tutorial using Authentique Paper's newest collection LOYAL. Coming soon to a scrapbook store near you. Super yummy prints and it can be cute, manly or anything in between. Enjoy!!!

 12" length of paper
 rolled and glued at the end

Have a great day!

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Faux Soldering With Diction Stickers

A happy hello from Auth-orized Educator Jennifer Priest

I am so excited to share a fun trio of canvases I created with assorted Authentique Paper collections. I totally love love LOVE the "Elements" & "Diction" stickers from each of the Authentique Paper collections, especially the new sets that include alphabet stickers, such as the "Elements" 12x12 Stickers from the Celebrate Collection. The words are fabulous for cards, layouts, and more but the size, colors, and fonts also lend themselves beautifully to altered and vintage style projects, like these canvases I created:

I created a series of videos to walk you through the process by which I created the canvases and the "faux soldered" accents on each one. The "Elements" and "Diction" word stickers are the finishing touch!

I recently learned how to create soldered jewelry for the very first time and Ilove the look but I don't have all the supplies at home to create pieces formyself. I knew the Epiphany Crafts Round 25 tools would be perfect for me tocreate my own faux soldered "glass" charms and it would be mucheasier than working with real glass. With real glass, adhesive has to belimited because the intense heat from the soldering iron will make it bubbleand burn, damaging the image under the glass. The Authentique Paper "Elements" and "Diction" stickers I love so much would be a no-go for use with soldered glass pieces, however, they work beautifully with the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio.

Additionally, I chose paper from Authentique Paper's Free Bird Series because the smaller scale of the patterns is perfect for working on small, detailed projects, such as the 4x4 gallery stretched canvases I created, as well as working with tools like the Round 25 Shape Studio by Epiphany Crafts.

With the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio I found that I could add stickers and small bits of ephemera, like a tiny dictionarypaper diecut, to my epoxy without fear of them burning. I layered the Authentique Paper "Elements" and "Diction" stickers onto paper from the Blissful and Free Bird Series while the paper was in the "view-finder" area of the Epiphany CraftsShape Studio, placing the Bubble Cap on top to create the epoxy shapes. 

Then I rolled the edges of the Round 25 shapes in ColorBox Pigment Ink and then dipped them in Clearsnap embossing powder. I set them with a heat tool, holding the Round 25shape with a pair of pliers to avoid burning my fingers. The result is verymuch like a soldered glass jewelry piece!! The stickers are magnified by the Bubble Cap, adding the effect of more depth between the stickers and the paper. 

I added the faux soldered elements to the canvases I haddecoupaged with dictionary paper to create a totally custom accent for the wallin my master bedroom. Who knew that we could "solder" with Authentique Paper Collections, Elements Stickers, and some basic scrapbooking supplies?

Blissful Collection,  Free Bird Series Patterned Paper by Authentique Paper 

"Elements" Stickers from the Celebrate and Journey Collections by Authentique Paper
Round 25 Shape Studio and Bubble Caps - Epiphany Crafts
Dictionary - Merriam-Webster
Smooch Spritz, Embossing Powder, ColorBox Pigment Inks - Clearsnap
Heat Gun - Marvy Uchida
Glue Gun - Ad-Tech
Leaves, Beaded Sprays, Trims -
Diecut - Silhouette
Paint - Delta, Folk Art
Collage Pauge Decoupage Medium -
Canvases - Art-Alternatives

Thank you for joining us today! Wishing you happy creating,

Jennifer Priest

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The Sense of Smell

WARNING: This is Bret... I was asked to write today's blog. This is not full of frill and projects. Just a little something from my heart about the importance of quality...

Of the five well-know senses, I would not say the sense of smell is my most keen. Oddly, this business has renewed my sense of smell and the way quality can not only be seen and touched, but smelled.

I grew up in a small town where the sweet aroma of orchards and gardens were overshadowed by the stench of pollution from one of the largest steel mills in America. My grandfather and two uncles worked at the mill. It was strange attending the family's outdoor-summer-dinners, harmonizing the sweet smells of my grandmother's home cooking with the gross smell on the skin and clothes of the men that spent their days at the steel mill.

To top it off, my father was a chemist for a refinery plant that sold pitch to makers of aluminum. I probably took years off my life playing with liquid mercury and running up and down the railroad tracks near his plant inhaling who knows what?

My dad would come home every night smelling like creosote oil and coal tar. I think I probably worked more on "not smelling" things, than I did "enjoying smells" when I was young.

One of my best friends had a father who owned a mink ranch. As a very young boy, I would help on the ranch and even make a little money on odd chores. As a teenager, I split summer work between the mink ranch and a local chicken farm. The smells emitted from these two animal plants were, at times, unbearable.

There was one very good thing that came out of my time at the mink ranch... the free mink oil they would allow me to have. I would use the mink oil on my baseball glove, often spending hours working it into my "mitt." I would place a baseball in the palm of my glove, wrap it to "break-it-in," and sleep next to it.

At about the age of 10, baseball was becoming my passion. The smell of mink oil, mixed with leather, was the first smell I associated with success. It became an obsession - a superstition. I believed the time I put into caring for my glove made me better.

I became an all-star, played in three little league world series', watched my brother win a World Series title as a pitcher, went on to play college baseball and tossed in a year of professional ball, where I quickly learned baseball was meant to teach me more about life.

When I was asked to get behind the formation of Authentique Paper and we started building the business and printing papers, I quickly remembered how much I missed the smell of paper. I love going to the printings of our papers and soaking in the unmistakable smell of the print-shop we use. The smells have been there for over 100 years. The sons and grandsons who run this business grew up around printing and understand this smell. Our paper mill has also been at it for over a hundred years. Their papers are amazing and have the smell of quality as they are loaded into the presses.

I have heard that some of the papers released into the industry actually stink (the smell... not the designs... okay, maybe a little bit of both). I didn't hear of this during my first stretch in the paper-crafting industry. Now, at a time when others are cutting back on quality, we have emerged with custom paper textures and finishes. As a result, many people have reached out to us thanking us for our quality. They even tell us they love how our papers smell. The first time I heard this, I was a bit surprised, but I have come to discover what they mean. The combination of poor paper quality and ink just doesn't work. We don't do things that way.

I find it amazing how smells can instantly create emotion and link our minds to memories. If I were open a bottle of mink oil today, it would transport me back a few decades to the baseball field where I learned to chase my dreams and stabilize my fears.

So, while I've had a love-hate-relationship with smells since childhood, and don't rely on smell as my sense-of-choice, I certainly don't want to create papers that stink (in any sense of the word). I don't like the smell of cheap things and neither do you.

Bret Cornell
Authentique Paper

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Sweet Baby Boy

Happy Monday everyone! It's Emily here today with a fun little project that I made over the weekend.

My neighbor recently asked if I could make a mini album to store photos of her sweet baby boy. As soon as she asked me to make it the only thing in my head was MIRACLE! I just love this sweet collection, and since I am always scrapping photos of my daughter, this was a nice change to get to make a little boy album.

The inside is full of tags and journaling spots that have all been stitched in. I just love all of the colors in this collection and that I was able to bring them all together with all of the fun ribbons on the side.

This was a different type of project for me, I usually try to make more "chic" projects with my Authentique paper, but I wanted this one to be cutesy since it was for a baby. Needless to say, my neighbor LOVED it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

♥ Emily

Products Used:
Authentique Paper- Miracle: Baby Boy Collection
Sweet Stamp Shop- Sweet Alpha Doodles, Furry Friends Forever
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Brown Wrinkled Ribbon, Satin w/Scalloped Edge Parrot Green, Satin w/Scalloped Edge Ivory, 3/8" Tornado Blue Satin, Curly Sparkling Trim White, Bliss Pearls
Copic Markers- 0, B00, G24, E25, E33

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Tickled Pink

Hi there!
It's Tifany from Ink Blots by TRD and today I wanted to share with you a mini album I created using Authentique Paper's Uncommon collection.

Even though in person I am not a "girly" paper crafting I love fun pinks (grounded with neutrals, of course) and beautiful florals.

The Uncommon collection is beautiful for scrapping anything - from weddings to heritage pages to ladies-only events - but it is also perfect for those sweet little ones that just leave you "Tickled Pink".
{The cover was created easily by using some of the Icons and Tabloids die cuts.}

I created this mini album to show off pictures of my "little" girl (now 8 years old) in the first year of her life.
{The interior pages were created from one 12x12 sheet of paper using a meander-type method. I adapted the meandering a bit to suit my needs.}

Each page has a slot for a tag where I can add another picture or just some journaling about that precious first year.

But I couldn't just stop with a mini album...

I created this card from the Uncommon collection (the papers used on the card are from the 6x6 Bundle).

I love the combination of the various pinks with that beautiful cream and grey.

And I love how the die cuts (from the Icons) work so seamlessly with the collection and allow for a quick but special sentiment on a card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla);
Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Uncommon - 6x6 Bundle);
Die Cuts: Authentique Paper (Uncommon - Icons, Tabloids);
Twine: The Twinery (Blossom);
Trims: (Various ribbons, twill, and lace);
Pins: Maya Road;
Other: (Chipboard);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);

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Celebrate with the Ultimate Card

I am excited to share a tutorial with you today. I made a card like this on my blog last week and had a lot of positive feedback, so I thought today I'd share with you how you can make your own.  
I have named this card "The Never Ending Card."

The original pattern for this came out of a book called Very Mary Stationary.
To start you will need 4 pieces of paper.
3 pieces all cut from the same paper will form the base.  The dimensions of those papers are:
4 1/2" x 10 1/2"
1 1/4" x 1 3/8"
1 1/4" x 3 1/2"
The other paper you will cut from Decorative Paper and the dimensions are:
4" x 4"

Take the longest piece and from the left short edge score lines at 
1) 1"
2) 1 3/8"
3) 5 7/8"
6 1/4"
Fold along the score lines and you are creating a box.  Put adhesive on the outer edge of the 1st scored section create the box shape.(see next picture)

Here is what it looks like, I like to decorate the front before assembling, I find it easiest to do it in this order.
For the tabs you will take the shorter pieces of paper and score them at these increments.
The 3 3/8 paper, score from the left at the 1 1/2" mark and the 1 7/8" mark.  Fold on the score lines and adhere to the card middle left.  This just acts a barrier so the inside card does not fall out.
For the 3 1/2" paper score from the left at the 1" mark and the 1 3/8 mark.  Fold on the lines and adhere the longer end to the inside center right.  To make the tab open or close, either use adhesive Velcro or some sort of reusable adhesive.

For the card enclosure you will need on piece of paper that is 4" x 10 3/4".  Score this paper at the 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" marks.  Fold the shorter panel up to create an pocket and then fold the other score line to create the card.  Embellish as desired.

Here is the completed card front.  You can see that I used a Card Candi for my tab and underneath I used the Tack it Over and Over glue.

 Here is a close up of the card front.  Don't you love the Celebrate Papers?

Here is the card enclosure.

The card enclosure opens up to reveal a pocket inside..

...inside the pocket is a matching gift card holder.

Here is a close up of the gift card holder.  I just love the floral print on the enjoyment paper.

Here are the different pieces side by side.  
Isn't this a great card?

It really is easy to make, if you have any questions regarding how to make this..feel free to ask me.
I have been enjoying working with the Celebrate line and I hope you enjoyed my card today.
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today's post.
Supplies used:

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A Different Kind of Miracle

Good morning, everyone! Today I wanted to show you all how versatile the Miracle boy line is. I decided to scrap some pictures that a friend and her family had taken last summer. The papers in this collection worked so well with all of the colors in the pictures!

The blues, greens, pinks and splashes of yellow are exactly what I needed to make these pictures really shine. (Side note: I used this weeks sketch from to create this layout. To see the sketch, click {here} to go to my blog and see the sketch.)Link

I love this paper that I used on the banner and pennants. It's so whimsical, which is fitting for the pictures of my friend's sweet little girl. And the little icon with the squirrel on it seemed appropriate for this outdoor-themed layout.

I used the element stickers to create the title for this page. I love the little circle letters. :)

I had fun making rosettes with the papers in this collection. They add another little touch of whimsey to go with the papers I used for the banner and pennants.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how the Miracle collection could be used for something other than baby-themed projects!

~ Cristine


Patterned paper, Element Stickers, Icon - Miracle collection

Buttons and Brads- Basic Grey
Floss - DMC
Ink - Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan
Twine - My Mind's Eye

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A DELIGHTfUL paper doll!

hello authentique friends and welcome back to our blog. i am very excited to share my new little friend with you today. she's only 8" tall, and crafted with our new "delightful" collection. and she is delightful!

her bodice is covered in tiny hand-spun roses tipped with walnut distress ink. her skirt is created with layers of hand-washed papers - yep! i got the paper that i go completely wet, then crumpled it into balls, then uncrumpled and let dry until damp but not completely dry. the result is a fabric to mold and shape, tear and scrunch.
be sure to keep visiting - there'll be lots of beautiful and inspiring projects to see! and don't forget to stop by the caravan too! i love visits!

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Wednesday's Contest winner is.....

Thank you all for participating in our Blog and Facebook profile/badge contest! We have had a great week searching around to see who is spreading the Authentique Paper love and wearing one of our BRAND NEW badges proudly!

ALICE PACE is Wednesday's WINNER!!! Congratulations Alice! Please send an email to with your mailing address and we'll ship you some BRAND new Authentique Paper goodies!

Just in case you missed out on the contest, below are the beautiful new badges/profile pictures.

You never know, we love to come across an Authentique Paper fan, and if we do, you may just be a RANDOM, lucky winner!

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Boys are taught to be many things: hard-working, courageous, kind and strong. A hidden quality with which we are impressed, is loyalty. Loyalty is the driving force behind friendship and we wanted to build a collection around it. The Loyal Collection pairs vintage design with the modern boy. Words like buddies, pals and forever sum up this theme. Boys inspire us and give us hope, so we created some papers and accents to highlight the majesty of boys.

Enjoy a sneak peek of our "Loyal" Collection - arriving in a store near you MARCH 1st...more detailed images are coming soon to our website...{we are almost finished with the new and improved, simplified site!}

This classic vintage boy Collection includes 6 double sided papers, a 12x12 matte adhesive cardstock "Details" sheet, a 12x8 matte adhesive cardstock "Elements" sheet, a 6x6 double sided (reduced pattern on one side and a coordinating solid on the back) "Bundle," and a convenient Collection Kit.

{12x8 Elements}

{12x12 Details}

{6x6 Bundle}

{Collection Kit}

In addition to the above items in the Loyal Collection, we are also pleased to announce we have created some beautiful coordinating baby boy paper die cuts, from our Miracle baby line, in a similar format to our previously offered al-a-arte items. This Miracle "add on" merged with the Loyal Collection papers adds further value and makes this theme even more versatile! We have printed the paper die cuts on the same heavy weight textured cardstock as our paper, giving them a soft feel, perfect for capturing the essence of a sweet baby boy!

{4x6 Headlines}

{6x8 Tabloids}

{6x8 Icons}

{4x6 Excerpts}

{4x6 Noteables}

{4x6 Expressions}

We also have offer a Collection Kit for those of you who prefer to get it all at once!

We have thoroughly enjoyed designing this collection and hope you have even more fun creating projects with it!

~Team Authentique

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As Authentique Paper contest!

Okay, we promised a contest last night on Facebook, so we HAVE to 'make good' and keep our promises... Are you looking for a way to participate in all of the Authentique Paper CHA excitement?

Below we've provided you with 5 BRAND NEW badges/blinkies you can post to your website, blogs, and Facebook profile...

Let's make this extra special, and while we are at the show, don't think we aren't thinking about our awesome fans not in attendance...

How about a contest where we check YOU out on Facebook? To participate in this contest, simply download one of our brand new badges. Next, switch out your current Facebook profile picture with one of our new images. We'll be watching on Facebook!!

Each day from Sunday through the last day of the tradeshow (Wednesday, Feb 1st) we'll choose a winner to receive an Authentique Paper prize pack, filled with BRAND NEW goodies!

Winners will be posted each day on our Facebook page (starting Sunday).

Watch our Facebook page closely to see if you've won! And be sure to come and visit us at our booth (#2632), if you happen to be at the show.

Thanks for participating!

~Team Authentique

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Announcing a few WINNERS!!!

We are having a GREAT time at the trade show in Anaheim,'s almost impossible to find a minute to sit down! We enjoying meeting so many NEW friends and retailers from all over the world! The support and encouragement we are receiving is overwhelming and we are so thankful to our fans and supporters! This is our very first CHA Winter trade show but with the warm welcome and compliments, we sure aren't feeling like the new kids in town!

So, a little late, which I feel like I've been saying a lot lately, but we've had eyes out there looking around Facebook and blogs, and we'd like to announce Sunday and Monday's CONTEST WINNERS...

Peggy Snodgrass


Courtney V (Scraps & Chachki blog)

Please email your mailing address to and we'll get you a prize pack sent out as soon as we get home! We are going to choose TWO more winners - one later today and another tomorrow - so grab a badge (from the blog post announcing the contest) and wear it proudly!

Have a wonderful day and stay tuned for TWO more amazing Collection sneak peeks!

~Team Authentique

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Happy Wed. my Authentique friends!!

TUESDAY'S winner is...Denise Parcells! Denise was a tough one to win over, but she definitely has the Authentique Paper spirit!!!!

It's Natalie here, with a fun and easy tutorial for you!
I don't know if you saw these or not in the CHA booth, but they are altered playing cards I made using the new Celebrate collection.

I added some goodies directly to the playing cards and then decided I needed a box to put them in so I made a playing card box, and am going to show you how!

I first measured my box and found I needed a piece of paper that measured 4 3/4 X 7

I scored the cardstock the long way at 1/2 inch on both sides,
edited to add, When I finished the box I realized I needed a larger flap for closing the box so score the top at 1/2 and 1. Score bottom at 1/2
{You will see what I mean when you get to the last photo!}

Next, turn paper and score at
1/2, 1, 3/34, and 4 1/4

I then trimmed off the two small panels, and the piece that will be the top FRONT of the box, on the end flap. (this is your glue flap) as shown below.

Add your favorite adhesive to the one of the bottom large flaps, and the side flap...

and fold into place.

When I was finished I decided I needed a large flap for closing the box, so I adjusted the measurements.

I would definitely practice with one first, but once you get it right, they are easy. You could fill them with Valentine goodies, love coupons, gift many possibilities!

I'd love to see your finished project if you decide to try one!

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Delightful Nursery Decor

Hello again! Brenda Smith here. I am so excited to share today's project with you for a couple reasons. First, it's a rare foray into altered art. I am generally a layout, card, and mini album kind of gal but I had so much fun making this. Second, I got to work the new line, Delightful. It is SO gorgeous in person and just so happens to match my one year old daughter's nursery decor.  Third, it's one of the projects that I sent to CHA and I'm happy to get to show everyone else the finished product.

After seeing this double-sided 12x12 wood shadow box at Michaels, I knew I had to do something with it. I started by covering it with the yellow polka dotted paper from Delightful. Then I used my Silhouette to cut hexagons out of various Delightful patterned papers and a tree trunk from a paper from the new Loyal line.

I then machine-stitched around the outer edges of all the hexagons and the tree trunk. When placing the hexagons atop the tree trunk, I popped some up with dimensional adhesive. I added a few flower and button embellishments to give it a little extra oomph.

I covered all four edges with the lovely orange patterned paper.

On the back side, I wanted to create a little vignette that would be as if you were peering into the hexagon tree. I added some rose trim on the top and the bottom and strung a banner with my daughter's name.

Peeking behind the banner, you can see a few punched clouds.

I covered the inside edges with this lovely lime green music note paper. It is one of my favorite papers in the collection, especially when juxtaposed to bright pinks.

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper- Authentique Delightful, Loyal, Gathering (Foundations), and Uncommon
Alphas and Floral Trim- American Crafts
Flowers- Sassafras

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Be My Valentine: Celebrate Collection

How about another card set? The Celebrate collection is perfect for all types of celebrations or none at all if you prefer.

Sweet little red cupcakes, a tinsel heart and some twine all working their magic to bring joy to the receiver

Owls make everything just a little bit sweeter.These cards were so simple to put together that you could easily make a classes worth of them in no time :)

Hoo hoo hoo doesn't love this woodgrain paper?

A sweet trio of Valentine's for some sweet people on my list. With this versatile collection you'll be able to make invites, pages or packages that pack a whole lotta punch. Have a sweet day!

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Hello Authentique fans! Heather here, with a layout incorporating both the Genuine Collection, and some of my favorite Free Bird Collection "B" sides.

A few weeks ago, the Northwest had a pretty large scale snow and ice storm. Overnight, seven inches of snow fell. Probably not a lot for most places in the US, but in our neck of the woods, the snow and ice pretty much shut down cities. The beginning however, did make for some pretty cute photos of my little girl.
I knew when I saw the Genuine Collection, I wanted to incorporate some of the papers with these photos. I loved how the Friendship paper had snowflake-like stitching.
I backed all of the photos with Natural from the Genuine Collection. I also added a phrase from the Genuine Elements, as well as some of the Genuine Tiny Type (also on the Elements sheet).
The Free Bird papers helped to make the perfect snowflakes. I looked through the whole collection, and settled on solids from Fair-Weather, Endless, and Comfort. And one large background snowflake using Genuine's True
 Adding a little bling helped to make the snowflakes stand out against the background paper.

And one final Genuine Details sticker to set off one of the miniature photos.

While I do love paper collections by themselves, don't be afraid to mix and match! And if you need some fantastic color additions, check out the various solids that all grace the back of those Free Bird papers! They really are fun to add to your favorite Authentique collections.

Supplies Used: 
Genuine Collection: Friendship, Natural, True, Elements, Details
Free Bird Nest Collections:  Fair-Weather FBS120, Endless FBS115, Comfort FBS107
Additional Supplies: American Crafts Thickers, Teresa Collins Bling, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink

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Something Delightful

Happy Monday everyone! It's Emily here with a very "delightful" project to share with you today!

Some of you that were at CHA might have seen this project in the Authentique Booth, I made this set of altered wooden drawers for my daughter, Reagan, using the BEAUTIFUL *brand new* "Delightful" collection.

I added a banner to the bottom and easily stuck Reagan's name on there with the matching "elements" stickers. I also used the "details" stickers for quotes ans shapes.

I tried to make this as girly as possible, my daughter is a girly girl, so I added lace, flowers, sparkly buttons, and sweet little matching butterflies.

I even decorated the back... just in case :-)

Now Reagan has a sweet little set of drawers that she can use to store her trinkets in.

Thanks for stopping by today! ♥

Products used:
Authentique- Delightful: 12x12 paper- Lovely, Beautiful, Sweet; Stickers: Details, Elements
Wooden Drawers
Prima- Flowers & Butterflies

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February Sketch Challenge

Welcome to the sketch challenge here on the Authentique Paper blog!

The Sketch Challenge will be posted on the first Saturday of each month. There will be two sketches posted {one card sketch and one layout sketch} for you to use as inspiration.

We would love for you to play along!
Just use the challenge inspiration to create as many projects as you'd like.
A winner will be randomly selected from all the qualified entries to receive an Authentique Paper prize pack!
{The more projects you create, the better your chances are of winning!}




- You will have until Wednesday, February 29th at midnight {PST} to enter.
- You will need to create a separate entry/blog post for each submission. {You can submit as many projects as you want!}
- Use the Linky Tool at the bottom of this post to link directly to your blog post.
- You must provide a link somewhere in your blog post back here to the Authentique Paper blog.
- Anyone can play along, but you must use products from Authentique Paper on your project if you would like to be able to win.
- You must provide a supply list of Authentique Paper products used on your blog post.
- Winner must have a US or Canada mailing address only...sorry!

{Projects from the Authentique Paper Design Team}

{Tifany DeGough}

{Natalie Dever}

{Misty Buck}

{Heather Conklin}

{Emily Lanham}

{Cristine Redmond}

{January Sketch Challenge Winner}


Please send an e-mail with the subject "January Sketch Challenge Winner" and include your US or Canada mailing address to to claim your Authentique Paper prize pack!

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