Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial for the Authentique 4th of July Group Post

Hello, Friends!  If you live in the US, let me wish you a very Happy 4th of July!  To help everyone celebrate this patriotic holiday, the Authentique Paper Design team is hosting a group post loaded with red, white and blue project inspiration.  My contribution is this quick and easy to make Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial.  It’s the same style and size as the Authentique Confection Waterfall Mini I shared with you all in June.  So if you’ve been wanting to whip one of these cute albums up, today is your lucky day!

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The album measures 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ with a 1 1/2″ spine.  I’ve wrapped it with Authentique Spectrum Old Glory cardstock and decorated it with the Liberty 12×12 collection.  Since I share all the details in the video below, I’ll just share photos for you to enjoy here.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial: The Spine

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To create this festive spine, follow these steps:

  • Punch a hole in the center of the spine, about 1/2″ from the top edge.
  • Fold an 18″ length of 3/8″ wide ribbon in half.  Pull the fold through the hole, then pull the ribbon tails through that loop.  Adjust, then tie a bow.
  • Attach a vintage safety pin under the center of the bow.
  • String charms on jump rings, then slide onto the safety pin.  Close.
  • Place a Tim Holtz Remnant Rub onto the face of the white plaque before attaching to the pin.
Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial: A Peek Inside

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Double waterfalls are secured with 3/8″ ribbon.

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Each waterfall measures 43/4″ square.  Cut Spectrum Tricycle Red and Old Glory Cardstock to 5 1/4″ x 4 3/4″.  Score a 1/2″ flap on each panel. The liner sheets are 4 1/2″ square.  This way, you can add a 4″ x 4″ photo and still have a pretty paper border.

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Create flaps with the 3″ x 4″ images from the collection.

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The bottom layer of each waterfall is a double pocket with little ATC tag inserts.

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Cover Graphic 45 ATC Laser Cut Banner Tags with designer paper quickly by die cutting the liners with the G45 ATC Die.

Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial and Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to see more of what’s inside the album and learn how to create it, please enjoy this YouTube video.

 

Our Family 4th of July

Independence Day is one of our family’s favorite holidays.  We all gather together for a cookout, a swim, potato salad, watermelon, games and lots of laughs.  When dusk falls, we go to a nearby park to enjoy a fireworks display.  We’ve followed this tradition for decades, and we all agree, it’s one we want to continue to observe.

We are so very thankful for those who served, suffered and sacrificed so that we can celebrate and live in freedom.  God Bless You, and God Bless the USA!

Wishing you all my fellow Americans a safe, happy and healthy 4th of July!  For all the rest of you who live outside the US…thanks for your friendship!  I appreciate you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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14 thoughts on “Authentique Liberty Waterfall Mini Tutorial

  1. louzac

    This mini book is absolutely gorgeous. So sweet for those who really love celebrating the 4th (who doesn’t!). Keep up thee beautiful work if it relaxes you as it does me.

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Another wonderful 4th of July project, Kathy! I just love this paper collection and you’ve showcased it beautifully on your album cover, pages and tags. I’ll be back to check out the video. I would so love to give this waterfall album a try! Sending big hugs!

  3. Helen

    After watching your video, Kathy, I’m looking forward to trying something like this. This paper set is so perfect for the 4th of July…I’ll be on the look out for it–lot’s of time. For now, I have a lot of paper to choose from (lol). tfs

  4. Phyllis

    It’s the simple things…….like having my coffee AND watching your tutorial!!!!
    Absolutely love your ideas and projects. Your tutorials are done so well and they are
    easy to follow ( i.e. cas)

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a great tutorial! I always look forward to them. You have such wonderful tips and tricks to offer. This album is stunning! I really love the waterfalls concept. This paper is so beautiful with such pretty Americana motifs. Thank you so much for taking the time to make your tutorials. Hugs!

  6. Suzy Q

    You are so right!!! This is a little patriotic parade! Luv your design idea with the waterfall feature! And yes it does look easy and fun to make! These Authentique papers are just so awesome…vintage looking …they scream fireworks on the 4th! Thanks for sharing this one! Hugs and a happy weekend! Suzy Q

  7. Carol Edwards

    Hi Kathy, Happy independence Day to you and your family enjoy your family get together. Beautiful waterfall album xx

  8. Gail Brown

    The cutest, as usual!!! Can you buy the spectrum paper by color? Where? I’ve looked and no luck finding it. Thanks, Gail
    Have a great 4th of July!

  9. lynn legge

    thank you dear Kathy for another beauty you shared with us. happy 4th
    this is so colorful I love it…the flowers and ribbons are perfect as usual.
    big hugs my friend
    have a safe and happy weekend.
    lynn

  10. Cheryl Wells

    Love this little album – very bright and fun!! Hope you and your family have a fabulous July 4th!!!

  11. Betsy

    Another work of art! I’m going to attempt this. As per our conversation yesterday you are so right! Tea did play a big roll in our nations history. But then doesn’t it always with us. Again, Happy 4th to you and yours. xoxoxoxo

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