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Authentique Paper Goes Back to School

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: Mini Album with Accolade, Companions and Frontier

Hello Friends!  What a fun day this is!  Today’s the day that Authentique Paper Goes Back to School!  The Authentique Design Team have prepared some amazing Back to School projects to share with you.  You can find them all HERE on the Authentique Blog.  For my project share, I’ve created a chunky monkey of a mini album made with the Accolade, Companions and Frontier Collection Kits.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 01

This “from scratch” album measures a hefty 6 1/4″ x 7″ x 2 1/2″.  I created a 5 tab hidden binding system inside the covers to hold my pocket pages.  (You can find a tutorial for the Valentine’s Day album I made using this same system HERE. )

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 02I used fussy cut images from Accolade along with a Tim Holtz Vintage Globe Die Cut and cute buttons to create this collage style cover.  The album is a birthday gift for our dear daughter in law who homeschools our 3 grandgirls.  She can record all the wonderful projects, events and field trips inside the album pages.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 03

The spine is reinforced with a canvas binding for strength and durability.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 04

I’ve accented the album with some cute school themed charms and Bold Red Check Ribbon.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: A Peek Inside

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 05

There is so much to see inside this album, that I created a video tour for you.  But I thought you might like to see a few of the still shots first.  This is the inside cover.  I’ve used the floral paper and kitty cat border from Companions here.  Our son and his wife have 3 kitty loving daughters, so I thought it would be cute to make a pocket with these cute cats on it.  Accolade is such a neutral collection that you can pair it with almost anything and it still looks great.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 06

The inner pages are loaded with flaps, fold outs and pocket pages.  To stretch my designer paper, I used Authentique Spectrum Cardstock.  It’s a perfect color match.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 07

Look how great these papers from Frontier look alongside Accolade and Companions!  I had such fun mixing and matching collections!

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 09

This double page looks like a flap page, but it’s actually holding two very fun photo inserts.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School Accolade Mini Album by Kathy Clement Photo 10

These 4″ x 6 1/2″ photo inserts slip neatly behind the page.  To do this, just place adhesive on only 3 sides of your paper.

Authentique Paper Goes Back to School: The YouTube Video Tour

There are too many pages in this album for me to share all the photos here.  So I created this 10 minute video tour.  I’ll show you how all the mechanisms work and share tips and tricks that I used while creating the album.

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

I’m sitting in the corner with the dunce cap on my head!  The date for the Authentique group share post was changed to FRIDAY, but I missed the memo!  So pop on by the Authentique blog tomorrow, Friday August 31, to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping  by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Hello Friends!  Do you have a furry friend who makes your world a better place?  If so, you are going to love this Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial.  This is not your ordinary pet themed paper collection.  It is filled with gorgeous patterns, heartfelt sentiments and the cutest images.  But don’t take my word for it.  Here’s a peek at what I’m talking about.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I used both the 12″ x 12 Companions Collection Kit and the 6″ x 6″ Paper Bundle to create these cutie patootie card  5 1/2″ x 7″ folios.  Honestly, every time I look at these focal images, I can’t help but grin.  And how about this color palette?  Isn’t it delightful?

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 02

Add mixed media touches to your cards by dry brushing with diluted ivory chalk paint.  I love the way this technique softens the edges and adds dimension to the gorgeous Little Birdie Flowers.  Machine stitching is another way to add texture and even pattern to a card.  Paint spatter is another great way to add mixed media effects to a card.  Even a little bit goes a long way.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 03

This cute fussy cut border pops because it has 3 layers of waste chipboard on the back.  As you know, I like to cut up the Priority Mail boxes that my design team shipments come in to use in place of foam tape.  This works really well, and it saves me a ton of money, too.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 04

Peek inside this card and you will find a lovely pair of pockets and an accordion fold folio.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 05

You’ll learn how to make these adorable tab top inserts in the video tutorial.  They are made with scraps and have a fun magnetic closure.  Each one measures 2 3/4″ x 9″ when fully opened.  This is a great spot to add tiny photos, ephemera or journaling.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial: Cats Rule

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 06

OK, this Siamese cat cracks me up.  It’s the glasses.  I wish I had a pair just like them.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 07This card is a mirror image of the first one.  I just changed out the flowers

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 08

The 4 1/4″ x 6 flip folio inside the pocket has more cute kitty images.  I love them all.

Authentique Companions Furry Friends Card Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this 5 1/2″ x 7″ card folio base, the tab top inserts, and the flip folio, then I invite you to watch this video tutorial.  Enjoy!

You can find a supply list for this project at the bottom of this post.

Thanks so much for joining me here today.  I hope you found some ideas, techniques 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

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