Tag Archives: Authentique Paper

Springtime Card

30 Mar
I had a ton of fun making this sweet card.
I am using Mojo Monday’s sketch #234.
As usual, I have used a ton of dies and Authenticate Paper’s Delightful Collection.
I started by using the largest egg in the NESTING EGGS and decorated it with the following dies:
I then used the Spring Basket 1 and Darling Daisies to create the focal point of the card.
I had found the phrase I wanted to use first, so that is how I decided what to put IN the basket.
The bunny is the perfect touch for this Springtime card.
I love the colors and the dies were such fun to work with on this project.
I hope you have enjoyed my post.  Have a great weekend, this has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Some things older but new to all of you!

16 Mar
Do you wonder what  my title means?
Well I just realized, I have 3 cards that I have made for Cheery Lynn Designs and I have never blogged about them here yet.
So you are going to get a treat today since I am sharing 3 for the blog post of 1!
I made these cards as submissions to a publication.  Two of these got chosen, so I was very excited!  The publication has come and gone, so I am sharing these now.
This was a card I made for the Easter holiday.
I just love the background on this.
I used the Wittle Weavers and Stitcher Plate Large Circle for the background.
The “sun” was made from the Sunflower and Scalloped Circle Dies.
 The “sun” was made from the Sunflower and Scalloped Circle Dies.
The butterflies are made from Exotic Butterflies Small 2 dies.
I love using those Wittle Weaver’s for the background of cards.
 This card was made for a theme called Haberdashery and Dress Making.
I used the Wood Grain Embossing Plate for the background.
The dress is made from layers of paper cut with the Anastasia Border.  Behind the dress I used the Ribbon Eyelet Border and Buttons 1.
 Lastly I used the scallops from the Border Carnival for my corners and also used the following dies to finish off this card.  Optimistic Font 1/2″, Pretty Petals and Zig Zag Ric Rac.
Lastly I have this simple but elegant card!  Oh and it happens to match our current challenge which is Add A Flourish.  Have you entered yet?
For this card, I used my favorite embossing plate, Black Eyed Susans.
I also used the following dies on this card:  Zig Zag Ric RacRibbon Eyelet Border, Fanciful Flourish and Medium Rose.
So there you go, 3 cards that would be perfect for holidays we have coming up!
Easter April 8th.
Mothers Day May 13th.
National Sewing Day July, 17th.
Once again, be sure to check out the details to our Add A Flourish challenge, HERE.
You have the chance at a 20.00 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.

Gel A Tins Wild Things Botanical Card

15 Mar

I have a beauty for you today.  Plus I have an idea for you try out while we are at it!

I am using MOJO MONDAY’S SKETCH

But for my card I turned it and used the sketch this way.

What I did first was to get all my supplies out to stamp on a piece of twill tape.

I just regular stamping ink in a dark color and randomly stamped the twill tape.

Since I was using the sketch, I cut all my papers and figured out what would go where, before I decided where to stamp on the papers.

Here I have all my papers stamped and I’m ready to assemble my card.

Here is the finished card.

The white part of the card is more of a cream color, I had a hard time getting the lighting right today! Sorry!

I just love this set.  There is so much you can do with this.  The images are all just gorgeous.

If you like my color and paper palette, I have Authentique Paper to thanks for that.  I am using their line called Free Bird Comfort & Familiar.

I will be entering this in Mojo Monday’s Challenge # 232.

I hope you enjoyed my idea, this would also work on certain ribbons, so I would love to hear if you try this out!  Let me know.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

I Heart {ippity} New Stamps!!!

14 Mar

I have a beauty for you today.  Plus I have an idea for you try out while we are at it!

I am using MOJO MONDAY’S SKETCH #232

I am also super excited to say that I was one of the winners for Mojo Monday’s Sketch #231!

 It was my first time even entering one of their sketch challenges and you can imgaine my surprise when I saw I was one of the winners! I am sooo excited!!

I am using a brand new set called:

Be Brave…Branch Out

Here is my version of the sketch.

Now the new thing I tried on this card, was to take that pin and after I had machine gathered my twill tape, I ran the pin through the center of the tape,

Next time, I will slip the machine gathering and just gather it on the pin and save some time!

If you like my color and paper palette, I have Authentique Paper to thanks for that.  I have used paper from different lines but I love how I can mix and match and still have it all blend perfectly.

I will be entering this in Mojo Monday’s Challenge # 232.

I hope you enjoyed my idea, this would also work on certain ribbons, so I would love to hear if you try this out!  Let me know.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Authentique Paper is at Scrapbook Steals today!!!

5 Mar

I have been so extremely blessed to work with Authentique Paper products for the past months.

If you have not gotten a chance to play around with their products then you need to get on over and take part in the Scrapbook Steals, steal today.

THE JOURNEY COLLECTION

To add to the excitement, Scrapbook Steals has a sketch up for MONDAY CARD MADNESS.

Here is the sketch:

Since Scrapbook Steals is featuring the JOURNEY COLLECTION today, I have made a card with this sketch to show you how gorgeous the JOURNEY COLLECTION is.

Here is what I came up with:

 The blues and browns in this collection are so versatile.

I hope you get on over to Scrapbook Steals and get in on this steal!

 When we first got the sketch assignment, I thought we were supposed to use the GENUINE COLLECTION and I made this card for the sketch challenge.

 I ADORE this line, I would say it is my favorite, but truth be told, all the Collections are my favorite!

So, there you have it, you get 2 inspirational cards from me to tempt you into joining in on the challenge over at the Scrapbook Steals Blog.

I invite you to visit the Scrapbook Steals Blog and see what the other DT members came up with for this sketch!  We have such a crazy talented team, I promise you will get some great inspiration over there.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today!

Go and have yourself a GREAT week!

Authentique Paper March Sketch Challenge

3 Mar

It is that time again. What time?  Time to get on over to Authentique Paper’s blog and check out or sketch challenges and join us.

Why? Because they are fabulous sketches and you have the chance to win a paper pack from Authentique Paper?

Do you need any other reasons?  I thought not!

Here is the sketch I followed.

Here is what I came up with.

I had a blast with this sketch.  What do you think of those ONSIES?

They are courtesy of Jessica Weible Illustrations.

They are a digital stamp called String of Onsies.

Digital stamps are so much fun to work with.

I thought the onsies looked adorable in different papers from Free Bird, Blush & Delight collection.

I hope you have time to head on over to Authentique Paper’s blog and see what the other, wonderfully talented, design team members have come up with.

Be sure and join us on this challenge, you can’t go wrong, the sketches are really awesome designs!

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Gel a Tins with Authentique Paper

23 Feb

I had such a fun time with this card.  I blew the dust off the ole Cricut and used the Create a Critter cartridge.

I am using all Authentique Papers from the 2 lines called:

Gathering & Celebrate

I am using the Gel a tins stamps called:

Love Knots

First, I embossed the stamp onto a piece of paper in black.

I adhered it to my card front as shown below.

 Next I embossed the Love Knots stamp onto the tree branch and phrase in white.

Then comes the fun part…putting the card together.

A close up of the darling owl!  Isn’t it adorable??

To keep the card closed, I used a homemade repositionable glue dot under the bottom of the owl.

 It lies nice and flat and opens nice an easily:)

I hope you like this as much as I do…

I have been so into giveaways lately…we can do one for this card too!

Here are the rules:

For each company that you leave comment for on their Facebook pages,

letting them know The Polka Cabana sent you and that you like their products..you will get an entry to win this card.

Here are the companies:

Gel A Tins Stamps

Authentique Paper

Cricut

I will pick a random winner next Monday and post the winners’ name.

For each comment you  leave on their Facebook pages, leave me a comment, that is up to 3 chances per person for this card that is One of a Kind.

Floral Beauty with Authentique Paper and Cheery Lynn Designs

17 Feb
Today I am using more of the New Release dies.
I have made this colorful floral card.
I am so in love with the paper!
I am using my Scalloped Oval Reflections dies today.
I love using the reflections dies that I have for cards.
I used the Reflections Scalloped Oval to create the background.
 After I cut out 2 different sizes of the oval, only using the die as a 1/2 cut, I ran them through my Big Shot using the Wittle Wicker to emboss the 1/2 oval shapes.
I then cut some of the Mini Flourish Ones out in black and made my own rolled flowers with Judy’s Blooms as my flower base and some Scalloped Oval Stackers for my rolled flowers.
I added some Lace Corner Deco B‘s as the final touch.
If you have not seen all our new release dies, be sure to check them all out here.
Also be sure to check out our current Challenge, PRETTY IN PINK.
By participating, you have the chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs!
Hope you have enjoyed my post today, this has been Jeannie, have a great day.

An Authentique Paper Never Ending Card

13 Feb
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:

Zany One of a Kind Cheery Lynn Designs Card

10 Feb
The reason I have called this a One of a Kind card is that if I tried to recreate it exactly like this, I couldn’t.
While at CHA this year, with Cheery Lynn Designs, we were across from a company that had all these fantastic ideas that I wanted to try!  So, sorry gals, you are my guinea pigs, so to speak.
I am trying my ideas out here!
I created this card from the die called Folding Fan.
Behind the fan I have pleated the paper that the fan sits on.  I was able to do this very easily using the
Easi Score from Diamond Card Craft.  It comes with an idea book and pleating the paper was one of the ideas in the book.
I have tried to take a picture in full sun to show off the pleats.
I am using Authentique Paper’s Splendid line.  I thought it was perfect for the overall feeling I was trying to create.
I used each fan piece as it’s own canvas and drew a different design on each panel.
On the inside I used lots of fun things, starting with the Embossing Plate I used on the blue paper called Black Eyed Susans. I love using paper with white core, it just looks so lovely when it is sanded.
I also used the Lace Edger and the Zig Zag Ric Rac dies. The small fan on the inside I made with a small Scalloped Circle.
I love the layers and dimension on this, I hope you have enjoyed this too.
I wanted to make sure you knew about our current challenge.
Our theme right now is Red & White.
You can read all the details HERE.
Every week there is a new winner and that winner gets a $20.00 gift cert. to Cheery Lynn Designs, so be sure to join in!
Thanks for the visit today, this has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.