Up For An Adventure with Authentique

Father’s Day is right around the corner…so lets create a  mini album! I created one for my sweet husband using Authentique Manly Collection; it was super easy to create. 

Begin by cutting to album cover to measure 5″ x 12″; scoring at the 5 1/2″, 10 3/4″ and ll” marks on the scoreboard to create mini album.

Trace and cut one envelope pattern from pattern paper to create a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ envelope. Score on stitched lines; adhere bottom fold to side folds to create envelop.

Adhere prepared envelope to inside cover of mini album. Cut 3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of pattern paper; score at 4 1/4″ line. Decorate front of card with Manly Stickers.

Place note card inside of prepared envelope; seal with Manly Sticker.

Create pocket for the inside middle part of mini album using Manly Element; adhere to inside cover on three sides to create pocket. Decorate.

Add two of the Manly Element to inside to create tags.

Cut 3 pieces of pattern paper to measure 4 3/4″ x 10″; score at 5″ mark to create pages.

Page 1: Adhere pattern paper mat to page; adhere Manly Element on 3 sizes to create pocket. Add folded Manly Element piece; slide in pocket.

Page 2 and 3: Adhere pattern paper mats, strips and sticker elements to pages.

Page 4 and 5: Layer pattern paper mats to pages along with paper strips. Place Manly sticker to Page 4.

 Add Manly Element to Page 5 to form pocket; add Element to pocket.

Page 6 and 7: Adhere pattern paper mats, border strips and stickers to each page.

Page 8 and 9: Layer pattern paper mats to pages along with paper strips. Place Manly sticker to Page 8. 

Add Manly Element to Page 9  to form pocket; add Element to pocket.

Page 10 and 11:  Layer pattern paper mats to pages along with paper strips. Place Manly stickers to both pages. 

 Page 12: Layer pattern paper mats to pages along with paper strips. Place Manly stickers to page. 

Tie pages in mini album with red twine.

Decorate front of mini albums with mats, Manly Elements and nailheads. 

Add Manly Stickers to front of prepared mini album with pop dots.

Create paper clip using Manly paper strips and sticker; add to mini album. I hope you enjoy my Up For An Adventure using the Manly Collection but always remember that you can create using any of Authentique fabulous collections. Enjoy Pam

Authentique Manly Collection
May Arts Red Twine
Burgundy Nailheads
Pop Dots
Xyron Stickers

Here and Now Pocket Notebook with Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team and Belagio

Happy Days are here!!! Seems like so much is going on in the world but there is always time to craft and when you find a fabulous new product like Belagio!!! Oh my ….. it makes everything exciting!!!

BELAGIO Cork Paper
Is packaged cork that is 18″ x 15″ in 9 different and can be found in the notions department of Hobby Lobby. Belagio also has two cork fabric natural and a natural with gold at Walmart stores that have fabric departments.  It is sold by the yard.  As for the entire collection, we have placement in many quilt and craft shops around the country.  The Belagio cork fabric is available at retail on Walmart.com and Amazon.com. The Belagio Cork Fabric is so versatility, durability and user friendly to work with.  It isn’t as thick as many cork fabric competitors, but that is intentional.  The Belagio Cork Paper works beautifully with quilting cottons and displays nicely on scrapbook pages, cards and to use with mixed media projects.

Photo 1: Die cut Pocket Notebook pieces from matboard. Add Xyron adhesive to mat board.
Photo 2: Adhere to Belagio Cork Fabric. Trim
Photo 3: Repeat.

Photo 4: Sand edges of all prepared Pocket Notebook pieces; apply Eileen’s Colorbox Blends Nutmeg Ink to edges.
Photo 5: Adhere together with Glossy Accent. Clap until dry.

Photo 6: Emboss chipboard frame with Eileen’s embossing powder from Emerald Creek.
Photo 7: Adhere prepared embossed chipboard to Belagio Cork Fabric; add rub on “Here and Now” to center of frame.
Photo 8: Adhere to front of prepared Pocket Notebook with Glossy Accent.

Photo 9: Apply Colorbox Blends Aqua Splash to top of Belagio Cork Fabric; die cut flowers using the Stitch and Leaf Thinlit die.
Photo 10: Fussy cut flowers from the Belagio Flower Cork Fabric; apply Glossy Accent to circles on each flower. Dry.
Photo 11: Adhere flowers to top of prepared Here and Now Notebook. Add enamel dots to center of a few flowers.

Create a burgundy twine bow; adhere to front of Here and  Now Notebook.

Add a few Epherema butterflies and arrow to notebook.

Punch tow holes. Add elastic through holes of prepared notebook.

Cover small composition notebook with Belagio Cork Fabric. Decorate with Epherema pieces and prepared Belagio flowers.

Add prepared composition book to inside of Here and Now Notebook. 

Make sure to check out all of Eileen’s products on the Sizzix site or in her Etsy Store. ALSO….
Stop by Eileen Blog to check out the EH Inspiration Team fabulous and inspiring projects HERE!!!!
OR…Join us on over Eileen Hull’s Fan Group HERE  to see more fabulous projects from her amazing and talented fan base!!! Join in on the fun and prizes!!!  Enjoy! Pam 

Eileen Hull Designs/Sizzix Stitch Flower and Leaf Die
May Arts Burgundy Twine
Gypsy Laser Cuts Chipboard Frame
Brown Enamel Dots
Small Composition Notebook

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You Bewitch Me Halloween Frame with Xyron

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.

Hi Everyone!!! I am so glad you stopped by today to see what I am up too!
It is all about Halloween!!!!
Xyron and the Xyron Design Team are sharing Halloween projects all week long
Today I am sharing with you how to create an easy and super fun “You Bewitch Me” Halloween Frame using some of my favorite products.

Begin by first painting a frame and a chipboard die cut of the Lost Zombie with distress paint. Dry.

Run a piece of 4″ x 6″ chipboard and paint side down prepared Lost Zombie through the Xyron Creative Station using Xyron Creative Station Permanent Adhesive.

Adhere pattern paper to top of adhesive chipboard.

Place inside of prepared frame.

Run border strips and Epherema journal piece through the Xyron Creative Station using Xyron Creative Station Permanent Adhesive

Adhere prepared strips to outside of frame and Epherema to inside of frame.

Die cut pattern paper and apply to top of adhesive Lost Zombie. Ink edges with distress ink. Die cut clothes from pattern paper; ink edges. Run clothes through the Xyron 3″ Disposable Sticker Maker.

Dress zombie with prepared cloths.

Fussy cut owl twice from pattern paper; adhere to top of frame.

Die cut Pansy flowers out from pattern paper, form flowers and place together with brad.
Adhere to front of prepared frame with twine bow.

Add metal spider to front of frame.

Fussy cut second Epherema sentiment; add to front of frame with pop dots.

I hope you are inspired by my “You Bewitch Me” Halloween Frame and grab some of your favorite Halloween papers along with your Xyron adhesive to create something fun this Halloween season.

Make sure to stop by and check out Giorgia, Midge, and Madge to check out their fabulous Halloween projects they will be sharing today.
Also….REMEMBER…the Halloween projects will be posting all week long on the  Xyron Facebook Wall so make sure to stop by each day to be inspired by the Xyron Design Team as they share their Halloween projects.
Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Collection
Sizzix Lost Zombie Die
Sizzix Pansy Die
Ranger Seedless Preserves Distress Paint
Wood Frame
Metal Spider
Antique Brass Brads
May Arts Tan Twine
Colorbox Nutmeg Ink
Pop Dots
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
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Enchanted Garden Card with "Carnival" Bow Tutorial – May Arts Ribbon

Hi!!! Today I am sharing my Enchanted Forest Carnival Card with “Carnival” Bow tutorial using MayArts Ribbon 1 1/4″ Gypsy Variegated Silk Ribbon.

Begin by first distressing the edges of pattern paper. 
Adhere each distress layer to top of card front. 
Die cut doily. 
Apply adhesive. 

Adhere doily and border to front of card. 
Add chipboard to oval punch; add to front of card with pop dots. 

Make “carnival” bow from MayArts Ribbon 1 1/4″ Gypsy Variegated Silk Ribbon; add to front of card. 

Wrap skewer with MayArts Ribbon 1 1/4″ Gypsy Variegated Silk Ribbon; mist with well with water. 
Allow the ribbon to dry completely. 

Once dried; carefully unwrap ribbon from skewer. 
Cut into 4 pieces. 

Add curly silk ribbon pieces to card front to create a fun “carnival” bow. 
Add small chipboard circle to top of card. 
Add gemstone. 
I hope I have inspired you to grab some of May Arts Ribbon to create yourself some fun “carnival” style bows. Thanks for stopping by Pam
Graphic 45 Enchanted Garden Collection
Sizzix Doily Die
Oval Punch
Clear Gemstone
Xyron Adhesive
Xyron Adhesive Dots
Pop Dots
Distress Tool
Wood Skew
Water Mister
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The Little Things Valentine Candy Wall Box with Eileen Hull’s inspiration Team

Hi everyone!!!
Eileen’s Inspiration Team is sharing projects all month long using her Color Blends from ClearSnap.
 I created a fun “Hello” Card last week on how to make marble paper using the Color Blends which you can find HERE! 
Today, though I am sharing my Valentine Candy Wall Box Hanger using Eileen Hull’s fabulous dies from Sizzix.

I began by first running my chipboard through my Xyron Creative Station or use your favorite adhesive. 
Add pattern paper to prepared heart chipboard.

Cut 4 of the small folded sections from each of the side pieces. 
Once the sides are glued on to the heart take the two smaller pieces and cut in half. 

Adhere to the inside of the heart so the second heart will be able to rest on them when glued. 
Punch small holes in sides of prepared heart. 

Add pattern paper and trim to the side of heart. 
Punch holes out one more time. 
Using Twist & Style Tool, wire and heavy white twine. 
Twist together. 

Add handle to top of heart box that has been formed. 
Die cut doily die from pattern paper. 
Adhere to top of prepared heart box. 

Die cut journal piece using label die. 
Fussy cut second image and add to label die with pop dots; adhere to top of doily. 
Fussy cut two of the lady images from pattern paper; layer together with pop dots. 
Adhere to top of prepared box. 

Die cut pattern paper using Romance Die. 
Mist with water. 
Wad flower pieces up while wet. 
Open damp flower pieces; shape while wet and allow them to dry. 
Layer together with brad. 

Add flowers  to prepared box. 
Make bows; adhere to prepared box along with two of the prepared flowers. 
Add charm and some of your favorite candies. 
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