Monday, July 16, 2018

Sweet and Salty Layout with Authentique and Page Maps

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Hi Authentique Fans! Pam here today! We hope you are enjoying all our inspirational projects using PageMaps Sketches! This month the Authentique Design Team is  pairing up with the PageMaps Design Team to share with you our take on the July PageMaps and CardMaps sketches. We loved working with the PageMaps Design Team, and thank everyone, especially Becky Fleck for this fun opportunity. Today I am sharing my 12 x 12 layout using the July 2018 12 x 12 sketch.


I created a 12 x 12 A Sweet and Salty Layout using the July 12 x 12  PageMaps Sketch. I put "Pam's" spin on it as I created. I love sketches! They are always fun to create with. I used Epherema Cards and pattern paper to my layout in place of extra photos. I want my signature photo to be front and center on my layout. I also love to fussy cut images to use as embellishments. 




Cut strips from a piece of the Sea Maiden Collection tearing the ends off of each strip and adding a small flag/banner to the top.


Add a few fussy cut fishes to the top of layout with pop dots.


Add border strip that has bubbles. 




Slide a small doily die cut along with a banner under the Epherema Card. Fussy cut seashells from pattern paper; add to top with pop dots. 


Adding a few stickers from the Sea Maiden Collection with pop dots adds those extra dimensions we like to see on our layouts.



I hope you are inspired to create some fun layouts using PageMaps Sketches.along with Authentique collections. Feel free to use PageMaps Sketch! Make sure to tag us on all your social media; we love to see what everyone is creating. Thanks for stopping by! Pam

Supplies:
Bubble Border Punch
Doily Die
Xyron Mega Runner
Pop Dots

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Master Detective Arrow with Graphic 45


“Well my dear Graphic 45er’s who doesn’t like a good Master Detective project!  What better way but to create a project showing the way to uncovering the mystery of your creative space! I knew the 12” arrow I purchased would be just right with Graphic 45 Master Detective for my project…  plus, it would be a great addition to my studio because behind every door, underneath every piece of paper or sitting right there in front of me there is always something to be discovered. I know you will know what I am talking about since most designers are in the same situation…so have fun creating your own Master Detective project to hang in your creative space; it will be a great reminder to never stop looking around to see what you will discover, what you miss placed or what you forgot was purchase.” Pam


Photo 1: Adhere pattern paper to top of arrow.
Photo 2: Cut excess paper away with xacto knife. Sand edges.


Photo 3: Apply Boss Gloss to top of chipboard pieces; sprinkle rust embossing powder over the top. Heat set embossing powder.
Photo 4: Fussy cut two set of pattern paper images from the Master Detectives collection.


Adhere prepared chipboard to arrow along with fussy cut pieces that are layered together with pop dots.


Add metal scissors to top of arrow.










I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial on how to create a Master Detective Arrow and try to make yourself a fun home d├ęcor item. Hugs Pam

Materials Used:
Graphic 45 Master Detective 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 Master Detective 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Paper Studios 12” Chipboard Angle Arrow
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Deco Lattice Panel
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Steampunk Shapes Set
Stampendous Boss Gloss
Stampendous Rust Encrusted Embossing Powder
Xacto Knife
Glue
Embossing Gun
Random Metals
Small Bottle

Friday, July 13, 2018

Ocean is Calling ... with Authentique and Page Maps

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Hi Authentique Fans! This month the Authentique Design Team is  pairing up with the PageMaps Design Team to share with you our take on the July PageMaps and CardMaps sketches. We loved working with the PageMaps Design Team, and thank everyone, especially Becky Fleck for this fun opportunity. Thanks also to our Design Team member Daniela Costa for her arrangement of this fun event. Today I am sharing my 8 x 11  layout using the July 2018 8 x 11 sketch.



I created a 8 1/2" x 11" sketch with my up and coming sailor using PageMaps Sketch. I put "Pam's" spin on it as I created. Love sketches they are always a jumping place to create something fun. I used two sizes of hexagon punches to create with along with adding Ephemera cards in place of the extra photos.




Slip Epherema cards under or placing a bit over photos will make your favorite photo stand out. 


Add stickers using pop dots will create dimension.


Adding some of the Seafarer stickers for the "subtitles' work perfectly and don't forget to add a few of the other stickers and gemstones to continue the creative process of the sketch. Feel free to use PageMaps Sketch using your Authentique Collections! Make sure to tag us on all your social media; we love to see what everyone is creating. Thanks for stopping by! Pam

Supplies:
Authentique Seafarer Collection
Authentique Cheerful Pattern Paper
Fisker Hexagon Punches
Clear Gemstone
Pop Dots
Xyron Mega Tape Runner

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Love You Baby Card....


Love You Baby!!!
Have you seen the new All Occasion Die Set from Diamond Press on HSN!!!
It is one gorgeous set! I created a beautiful card using Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Collection
It is a perfect compliment of pattern papers to work with the intricate dies of the All Occasion Die Set. 


Layer pattern paper and die cut border to card front. Die cut the banners and LOVE letters from paper. Run the pieces through the Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker; add to front of card. Wrap twine around card; tie in bow.


Fussy cut "BABY" and add to front of card with pop dots. Add clear gemstones to card front. 


Die cut "Love You' from paper; mat to top of pattern paper. Add to top of card front with pop dots.
I hope you are inspired to go over to HSN and check out the Diamond Press Die Cutting Machine and die sets that are available.

Supplies:
Diamond Press All Occasion Die Cut Set
Diamond Press Die Cutting Machine
Graphic 45 Bride and Baby Collection
Xyron 1.5 Sticker Maker
Brown Card Stock
Tan Twine
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Have a Sunshiny Day...


Hello my Seafarer friends!!! 
Authentique has the most inspiring and fun collections! 
I just love using their collections!
Today I am sharing my "Have a Sunshiny Day" Card...
Easy and fun!!!


Adhere pattern paper and card stock to the front of your card front. 


Add a few banner/flags under the Epherema Card. 


Add a few of the stamp sticker to front of card with pop dots. 


Add "Have a Sunshiny Day" Flag to bottom of card. 


I hope you are inspired to grab Authentique Seafarer or other collections to create a few everyday cards. Pam

Supplies:
Authentique Seafarer Collection
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base
Red Card Stock
Xyron Mega Runner
Pop Dots

Entered Challenge:
Double D Challenge Blog

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Where You Tend a Rose Card


My favorite color roses are yellow  though I have a very large rose garden that has a variety of  beautiful roses bushes and colors. I Love the smell of roses in the garden!  I suppose that is why the Secret Garden Collection is quickly become one of my favorite lines.


I love how beautiful the Epherema Cards are to use on projects! Adding a few pop dots just makes the cards explode right off the page. Fussy cutting flowers and embellishments  add that bit of extra wow factor to any card. 


I love how the sheer ribbon and stick pins just give that little extra touch don't you. If you haven't tried stick pins with your projects there is always today to start experimenting with them! I hope you are inspired to find some beautiful paper, ribbon, stick pins and start creating. Hugs Pam

Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy House Warming Card with Xyron and Lawn Fawn

Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Xyron Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.


Good morning Xyron and Lawn Fan Fans!!! 
Can you believe it is summer and you know what that means!!! 
Yep, lots of families and friends are on the move!


So what better way to celebrate but to send a beautiful Housewarming Card along with a little gift to help them get acclimated to the new home using Xyron and Lawn Fawn Stamps!


Begin your card by adhering pattern paper to top of card stock mats using your Xyron Mega Runner. 
Adhere to front of card base. 



Stamp "Happy Housewarming" from on Lawn Fawn Happy Village to a piece of white card stock; ink little dashes under the sentiment.
 Stamp and color the car from Lawn Fawn Happy Village; fussy cut out and add to stamped border. 
Adhere prepared strip to card stock; adhere to front of card front. 



Punch small border strips from pattern paper. 
Run borders through Xyron Sticker 1.5" Sticker Maker.


Adhere to front of card; add small banners to border. 
Add small enamel dot to card front. 


Stamp and color images from Lawn Fawn Happy Village to white card stock mat, 
Adhere prepared stamped background to card stock mats. 


Fussy cut small houses and fence out; add to front of card stock with pop dots. 


Create pocket inside of card.
Add tag with gift card to inside of pocket.
Stamp images from Lawn Fawn Happy Village to inside of card with black ink.


I hope you are inspired to creates a few cards with gift cards to give to friends and family using Xyron and Lawn Fawn Stamps. Pam

Supplies:
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Sticker 1.5" Sticker Maker
Lawn Fawn Happy Village
Tombow Markers
Authentique Meadow Collection
Heart Border Punch
Banner Punch
Prima Heart Mechanical Metal Heart
Black Ink
Sakura Pigma Pen
5" x 6 1/2" Card Base
Deco Art Corner Punch
White and Navy Card Stock
Water Color Paper





Disclaimer Notice: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Xyron Design Team. This project however, is 100% my own project! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. I explain more here.