Authentique and Avery Elle

Hello, Sweeties! I’m sneaking in on an “off” day today to share a project with you all before the family heads out for Yosemite national park tomorrow. It’s going to be a long five-hour drive and a very early start, so once again, sorry for not being around the computer much these days. But then, that’s what long summer days are for, right?

Today I have a mini notecard set to share with you that I made for Authentique. This is the beautiful Radiant collection and the wonderful sentiments are from the Framed Fonts clear stamp set by Avery Elle, our product partner on the Authentique blog this week.

AudreyPettit-Radiant-AveryElleNotecardSet2The notecards are rather simple in design, to allow those fun subway art style sentiment images to really shine. Just some Radiant solid foundation paper in the background, layered with a happy, vibrant yellow print. Love that wide striped grosgrain ribbon from May Arts. Definitely helps to anchor the central focal point sentiments.

AudreyPettit-Radiant-AveryElleNotecardSet3Layering the sentiment frames with two different label shapes, die cut from Radiant patterned papers, calls lots of extra attention to the images, too,  and is a great way to turn a simple sentiment into a dramatic focal point. A few buttons and flowers add a final pop of color. You can find more details, along with lots of other fun Avery Elle projects this week, on the Authentique blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to get around to visit with all of you soon!

Big Ticket Pocket Cards with Sizzix

Recently, I got my hands on some of the new Tim Holtz Alterations dies from his upcoming May release, and of course I couldn’t wait to try them out. Put them to use straight away on this pair of fun pocket cards and tags.

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This is the new Big Ticket die. And a new woodgrain texture plate, and Tattered Curvy Banners, too. I channeled my inner Tim Holtz and got shabby with this one. Broke out the paint, Distress Ink, and embossing powder to give a very distressed finish to my pockets. Sometimes it’s just fun to let go a little bit.

Audrey Pettit Sizzix BigTicketPockets2The Big Ticket die is the perfect size for A2 cards and photo mats on scrapbook pages, but I am always looking for other ways to use my supplies. By folding the bottom up and stitching the sides, you can create pockets that are just the right size for tags, handwritten notes, or any number of small treats.

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I dressed the front up with die cut scalloped circles and the new Tattered Curvy Banners decorative border strip die. The butterflies are Tim Holtz, too. Mini Butterflies from his Movers & Shapers line. I added white embossing powder and beautiful German glitter glass to the cuts using Therm O Web adhesive sheets. I’ve got more details on that up on the Sizzix blog today, if you’d like to learn more.

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I left the tags simple so that I can go back later and personalize them when needed. Just a simple stamped sentiment for now, and lots of dry brushing to bring out the beautiful texture from the new woodgrain texture plate. Ohmyword, how I love that woodgrain..

….but then, who can resist Tim Holtz goodies?


Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies


Patterned Paper: Avery Elle
Cardstock, String: The Kraft Outlet
Embossing Powder, Ink: Stampin’Up, Ranger
Paint: Plaid
Vintage German Glass Glitter