Simple Pleasures

Not too long ago, Authentique sent me a few fun items to alter for a special trade show event they were doing with Sierra Pacific Crafts. SPC makes all sorts of very unique wooden items like frames, wall hangings, and notebooks. I was given a matching pair of little stands to alter. I’ve shared my patriotic Pride stand already. If you missed it, you can check it out here. And today, I get to share the second altered stand, this time a fun summery concoction dressed up with Authentique’s Seasons Summer collection.

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These little stands are actually quite small, standing at only 3-4″ high, so once again I created a little extra height here. Inked wooden skewers attached to the side are an easy way to extend your project, and are a fun excuse to add a bit of twine and some banner flags. For some reason, this reminds me of a lifeguard stand at the beach, and that totally makes me smile. Perhaps I just have beach on the brain! 😉

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Painted the base of the stand and covered the front and back sides with papers from the 6×6 Paper Bundle. The journaling card and sentiment banners are all cut from the Enhancements Sheet. I added a tab sticker and pretty trim and a couple of vintage buttons from my stash.

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The sun was free cut from yellow 6×6 paper and then embossed with clear embossing powder and a distressed dots background stamp. Added it to my stand on pop dots for a bit of extra depth and dimension.

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My two kiddos are going to the beach next week, the lucky ducks. I think that’s as close as I’m going to get this summer……

But a girl can dream!

Have you guys seen? Authentique has just released the first peek at their new Christmas collection Joyous! This is a full-line release and just one of five new collections being released at CHA next week. There’s lots and lots of details and photos on the blog, if you’d like to see more!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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Supplies:
Authentique Seasons: Summer Collection
6×6 bundle
Enhancements cut apart 12×12 paper
6×12 “components” sticker
Distressed Dots background stamp: Unity
Twine: The Twinery
Ink and Embossing Powder: Stampin’Up
Buttons: Vintage