Category Authentique

Believe in Magic

I am kicking off the Christmas season with an ornament that I made for a recent event. I was an instructor at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event this past Saturday. It was a long, fun day of crafting.

For my project, I started with a cardboard base that I die cut (using an old die that I have no idea who makes it). Then we painted it using two colors of Distress paint – Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood. Then we added Forest Moss Distress Stain, Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist, and silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

The dies are all Tim Holtz. The adorable Santa image is from Authentique’s new Christmastime collection. We painted, glittered, and embossed a wooden snowflake from Do Crafts.

Zunky Chic ~ Erica Hofstetter ~ Believe ornament ~ Authentique

We also dyed seam binding with Fired Brick Distress Ink, and added a spritz of the Pewter Perfect Pe...

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Autumn Leaves

With these long, hot summer days, I am looking forward to some cooler weather so I can get outside again. What better way to get into a cooler mood than to start crafting for autumn.

I made this little hanging using papers from the (last year’s) Authentique Grateful collection.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Crafty Scrapper

I recycled a piece of chipboard to use for the base, and then started layering on my papers. I gave brown cardstock a wash with copper Distress Paint.

Zunky Chic ~ Autumn Leaves ~ The Crafty Scrapper

The large leaf is a chipboard piece from a Maya Road album. The smaller leaf is covered in copper Stickles. The beautiful trims (all from The Crafty Scrapper) make this piece extra special.

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Spring Cards

I tried to make a pile of cards when I still had my craft room available. Here are a few that I made. Can you tell I was anxious for spring to arrive?

I used a variety of new and vintage supplies, and tried to use up some scraps where I could. The nest image on this card is from Authentique. I coordinated it with a matching peach seam binding bow.

The central image on this card is also from Authentique. I found a few of their die cut sheets in my stash and finally used them! I had fun matching the various colors and patterns on this card to the die cut. I thought it was a bit unusual at first, but the end result is playful and pretty. The vintage yellow ribbon really pulled it together for me.

Another image from Authentique, and more paper scraps...

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