Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a very special Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps post for you to enjoy.  I’m so excited to share that the Design Team Members of Authentique have teamed up with the wonderful ladies at Page Maps and have used all Authentique papers to do the sketches!  Head on over to the Page Maps Blog  and the Card Maps Blog to see all our creations.  Here are my two submissions to the collaboration!

As a card maker, I usually come up with my own card layouts.  But these Authentique Stitches Sewing Themed Cards were made using this card sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps.   You can find a group post  of all the layouts, cards and sketches on the Authentique Blog. It’s loaded with cards and layouts created from the sketches that Becky so generously shared with the team.

I chose to work with a card sketch.  This is the sketch Becky sent me, along with instructions to create any theme I chose.  But I had to keep the card in a vertical orientation.  You can also use this sketch to create your own cards with Authentique paper, then share them with us in social media.  I think it would be fun to see what you all come up with!

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: Needles and Pins Sewing Themed Card

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 01

This is the first of the two cards I made using Becky’s sketch.  I followed the sketch layout, but added a few “Kathy” touches to the card.  A die cut doily, Tim Holtz Rosette, Tammy Tutterow Sew Sweet Trims border, novelty buttons, vintage buttons and Little Birdie Flowers dress up the basic card sketch.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: On the Borderline

 

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 02

If you look closely at the original sketch, you will see a wrapped border/bow combo.  I laced ribbon through Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims Die to add this element to my card.  There is also a little banner flag in the lower left hand corner of the sketch.  I chose to add a second die cut border from Tammy’s set in lieu of that.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: A Peek Inside

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 03

I let myself go wild inside the card with pockets and flaps and some fun little surprises.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 04

Open the flap at the top of the card to find a little pocket…and an adorable pink sewing machine.

I turned this into a little needle book by adding a felt panel.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 05

Then I dressed up a little folio with this great vintage dress pattern image.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 06

And of course, I had to tuck a vintage button card into the pocket.  There’s room here to write a note as well.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps: The Sketch Turned on its Head

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 07

This second card also used the sketch as a pattern, only I turned the sketch upside down.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 08

Once again, I used Tammy’s Sew Sweet Trims to create the laced border, Tim’s Rosette Die, machine stitching and vintage buttons.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 09

 

The inside layout is also about the same.  Just different papers and images.

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 10

I lined the top half of the card with Authentique Spectrum Cardstock in Robin’s Egg Blue 1.

 

Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 11Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps Sewing Themed Greeting Card by Kathy Clement Product by Authentique Photo 12

“Sew” there you have it!  Mission Authentique Stitches Meets Card Maps is complete.  Enjoy working with the sketch I used in this post.  And be sure to check out Page Maps for more fun Card Sketches and Layout Sketches.

I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Cheerio,

kathy

Supply List

Authentique Paper

Dies

Other: Novelty Buttons, Vintage Buttons, Little Birdie Beaded Fancy Flowers, Pastel Palette Bouquet, Ribbon from my stash

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Authentique Stitches Collection Meets Card Maps

  1. Brenda Price

    As always, you never cease to amaze! I wish I had a thimbleful of your creative mind! ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Martie Rollin

    Love to create cards with a sewing theme…so many images from which to xhoose in this lovely collection! The insides of your cards are always such a wonderfully pleasant surprise, so different than anyone else. You are, indeed, a skilled and creative paper crafting wonder!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us,,,much appreciated!

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  3. Rosemary S

    Kathy – I love everything dealing with sewing. I use to teach clothing classes so these cards are dear to my heart – they are so detailed with tremendous ideas. In the first card the sentiment “Sew on & Sew Forth” looks like it was embroidered – was it? Thanks for always sharing your projects.
    Rosemary

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  4. Jeannine Cook

    Your creative works had a terrific effect on me. I am not easily impressed but you stand out on top with designers such as Gloria Stengel from Graphic 45 and Pam Simpson found on Pinterest. Your crafts are beautiful and executed without flaw. Knowing the great amount of effort to put the site together, designing and keeping social networks going it amazes me that anyone can keep a professional level up to the standard you have. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. kathycNC Post author

      Wow, Jeannine! I’m blushing! Thank you so much for these very kind and encouraging words. It thrills me to bits to know that you are enjoying my creations. I do work very very hard to create interesting and well made projects. Taking the photographs, writing up the details and tutorials is a never ending task. It makes my day to know that my efforts are being appreciated so much. Thank you from the tips of my crafty little fingers. Happy crafting!

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  5. Gena Krannig

    Kathy, this is so beautiful! You did a superb job following the design. You won’t believe this but last night I was frantically trying to remember who made this paper collection. Then I look in my email this morning and there is your gorgeous card! Is this coincidence or what? Thank you for sharing! Hugs

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  6. Betsy

    I’m ordering the kit for this project! I’ll be on pins and needles until it arrives. I came to the conclusion awhile back that any piece of cardstock you put the “Kathy” touch to is more than special. xoxoxox

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  7. Tristan Robin Blakemant

    What fun! I love your interpretation (and, IMO, improvement!) on the original design sketch. So clever – and turning it upside down seems so simple and yet I would never have thought of it. I can’t wait until I have the time to play around with these challenges online! Soon, soon, soon!
    Your use of the Authentique cut-aparts is delightful – as are the sayings on them – I always get a kick out them!
    It’s hot and muggy here in CT – hope you’re having a nicer day so far than we are (only 7am and already almost 90! this isn’t why I live in New England!).

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  8. Suzy Q

    Awwww Kathy!!! You’ve done it again! Luv luv luv these Authentique cards! Out of all the papers…these ‘Stitches’ are my absolute FAVORITE!!! Just luv these card ideas! Gotta hurry and get my messy closet cleaned out and done ….I’m making a sewing nook in it! So all stuff is in one room! Hugs, Suzy Q

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