Authentique Confection Sweet Treats Tutorial


Authentique Confection Sweet Treats Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Have you seen the darling new Authentique Confection Collection?  Oh  my goodness!  Is it ever cute!  Today I’m sharing a TRIO of Authentique Confection Creations with you as well as a shaker box tutorial.  Lots of photos and info ahead, so grab a snack and a cuppa and let’s get started!

Authentique Confection Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover

How sweet is this little 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ double waterfall mini album?  I’ve used an Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Die (Brillante Rondelle) for the shaker box, then surround it with hot pink buttons that look like candies, Little Birdie Vivid Palette Posies, novelty buttons and pink gingham ribbon.  This would be such a cute way to document a birthday party, wouldn’t it?

The spine is wrapped with satin ribbon.  I’ve hot glued a couple more buttons to the tails, just for fun.

Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover:  A Peek Inside

Inside, you will find mirror image waterfalls, each measuring 4 1/2″ square.  Confetti style grosgrain ribbon serves as a closure.

TIP: Use scraps of Spectrum Tickled Pink Cardstock  to create little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4 folios. Top these with images from the collection.

Line the inside with 3″ x 4″ panels of designer paper.

The waterfall will hold sixteen 4″ x 4″ photos.

TIP: Score a 1/2″ flap on the side of a cut apart image.  Adhere behind the designer paper liner to add a fun interactive element to your album.

Double Waterfall Mini Album with Shaker Box Cover: How to Make the Waterfalls

There is no binding system for this album, which makes it very quick and easy to assemble.  Here’s how:

  • First, cut (10) 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ panels of Authentique Spectrum Tickled Pink Cardstock.
  • Next, score a 1/2″ flap on the left hand side of each panel.
  • Fold and burnish along the scored line.
  • Now, center and adhere the first flap on the far left hand side of the album base.
  • Then, flip the page open.  Line the folded edge of the next panel up with the bottom edge of the first.  Repeat this until you have added 5 panels to each side.  Keep  everything straight and centered!

The 5th flap (the one on the bottom) will be a little too long.  No worries!  Simple fold the edge back 1 1/2″ .  Now you have a fun double pocket feature on each side of the album!  Line the base page with designer paper.  Then adhere just the sides of that 1 1/2″ flap to the album base to form a pocket on the top.  Then adhere just the top and bottom edge of the waterfall panel to the album base to form a little tag pocket.

Tuck 3″ x 4″ photo mounts and decorated tags into this double pocket feature.

Authentique Confection Project #2:  Gift Card Wallet

The next project is an adorable gift card wallet.  This measures 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with a 1/2″ spine.  You can make this with one sheet of Hot Fudge Cardstock:

  • First, place the long side of one sheet of Hot Fudge Cardstock against the rail of your scoring tool.
  • Make the first score line at 4 1/2″.
  • Score again at 5″.  This forms the 1/2″ spine.
  • Now score a final time at 9 1/2″.
  • The 1 1/2″ flap becomes the pocket.

Mat the donut image on a scrap of Tickled Pink Cardstock.  Adhere just 3 sides to form a little tag pocket.

Create a couple of cute folios to tuck into the larger pocket.

Use scraps of designer paper to create an inner pocket to hold gift cards, or small sweet treats.

Authentique Confection Project #3: Loaded Envelope with Shaker Frame

Loaded envelopes are so much fun to create!  Adding a shaker frame really makes it feel like a party is about to happen.  For this project, I combined both Authentique Party and Authentique Confection with the Eileen Hull Mailable Frame Die.  Since I share this in the tutorial video below, I won’t go into a lot of detail here.  But i will share the photos.

I had loads of fun creating little goodies to tuck inside this envelope!

This G45 Large Ivory Tag is covered on both sides.  The magnetic folio on the reverse side is a great place to write a little note.

These mixed media tags are made with G45 Square Ivory Laser Cut Tags (retired) and Distress Oxide Inks in  Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio.  Each tag is covered on the back side as well.

Here’s the Eileen Hull Mailable Frame Die again…this time serving as an envelope with a window opening.

And it wouldn’t be a Kathy by Design creation without a little tea, honey stick and vintage silver plate spoon, would it?  I’ve also covered individually wrapped Biscoff Cookies with designer paper.

Authentique Confection Sweet Treat Project Share and Video Tutorial

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

Thanks for stopping by!



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14 thoughts on “Authentique Confection Sweet Treats Tutorial

  1. Helen

    These projects just shout celebrate, Kathy. The papers are a birthday must have. I know I’ll be coming back to your tutorial and video again and again in the days and months ahead — you’ve really got my creative juices going. tfs…hugs!

  2. soozyb2013

    This project is amazing, all the details. Keep seeing new things every time I look. I would love to learn how to make these folio’s or small albums. A friend of mine is putting on a class but now there is a waiting list for another and yet another. So three classes for this one.
    I always am in awe of your work Kathy. This would make such a lovely birthday gift. 🙂 Have a lovely day my friend.

  3. Phyllis

    I love, love, love the stuffed envelope. What a great idea!!!
    Also love the long and narrow mini. Very cool……..
    You’re full of great ideas and techniques and I’m so happy to follow you.

  4. Sara Emily Barker

    Oh, wow, Kathy! A perfectly sweet trifecta! I love each one of your celebratory projects, but I have to say the mini album is my favorite with the waterfall pages! Really wow! And watching you make the shaker element is just like being there. I’m so happy you spilled the shaker goodies; that’s so me! I’m also glad you were able to put one of the long spoons to use! It looks fabulous tucked in there! Those papers are delightful! I love the snarky ‘Am I partying for no reason?’ How funny! Gorgeous inspiration, Kathy! Thank you for the sweet shout out to my blog in your video! Hugs! PS This is not spam!

  5. Martie Rollin

    When I started reading today’s entry, I envisioned 3 projects spread over 3 days…Ha! All of them on the same day is almost too much of a good thing!!! I am so loving all the little added elements you’ve found to embellish the paper…such cute buttons just finish things perfectly. I like your idea to hot glue buttons to the ribbon ends…nice look. I think I need to take a closer look at this yummy paper collection! Good idea to use the album for a birthday party. I can see lots of delicious birthday cards coming from this collection.

  6. Veronica

    Thanks so much for the scoring instructions for this neat pocket card! I can’t wait to see what I can think of to tuck inside for all my pen pals. 🙂

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Oh my, Kathy! Suddenly I want ice cream and cake! LOL I love every one of these projects. The colors and images in this paper collection are so festive and sweet. When you show the paper collection it is always so pretty and then you do your magic with it and it becomes even more so! I especially love the stuffed envelope. I would love to make one of those. Thank you so much for sharing these pretties and the tutorial! Hugs!

  8. Suzy Q

    So so sweet!!! Lol! Just luv all 3 projects! They’re just gorgeous and look like so much fun to make!!! Thanks Kathy for sharing all this sweet stuff! Your imagination is limitless! And your energy must be endless! And yes …easy tutorial! Hugs, Suzy Q

  9. Sherry Wilson

    Kathy- whoa so much inputguess I missed your first Eileen Hull shaker but wow that does make an easier frame to work with. No lining up dies and lots of room to hide mechanics. You have such good ideas. Love your videos. Authentique makes such fun paper. Thx again for your inspiration.

  10. MaryH.

    Oh so deliciously marvelous. I love the patterns and color combinations! You have such a talent. Those are my shared happy thoughts; now shall we share a cuppa and sneak in some chocolate (or lemon/ginger) scones?

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