Authentique and Stampendous Blog Hop

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Hi Friends,

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some terrific projects using Authentique Papers on their blog posts. The kind folks at Authentique sent a lot of great patterned papers for the team to use on a big Blog Hop in October plus in the the Spring themed Stampendous October Catalog. The gals kindly took a few days out to make some other great projects, however, because this paper is just too fun not to use on all kinds of things.

I don’t get to blog with the team very often (I don’t usually have time to make anything) but our hop was looking kind of weak for Thursday, so I put together this fun card featuring Stampendous Lovely Garden Jumbo Stamp Set and the matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies. I’m so excited that we finally got to make dies at Stampendous. I’ve been wanting them for years. And these are just gorgeous!

I decided to do the flower and leaves in various black and white Authentique papers. Then add the butterfly in a beautiful lettuce green that has tiny butterflies on it. Add some May Arts Jute Twine and coordinating Bazzill paper, and you’ve got a quick and easy card that really pops.

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I added some white colored pencil to the center of the smaller flower for just a bit of definition in the petals. They were a tad hard to see on such dark paper. But I really love the contrast.

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So did I mention there are prizes?? Yep, you could win a bunch of fun Authentique papers plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website! How? Just comment on as many blog posts this week as you can. Each comment is an entry to win! We’ll draw one winner using Random.org on Monday, so you have until Sunday, August 17th to comment. You can find the posts for the week here:
MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY
Be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog tomorrow when several of the Design Team will have additional projects to post!! Thanks for stopping by!

 – By the way, for those who care about this sort of thing, I made this card in the Stampendous offices using paper supplied by Authentique for our use and lots of other cool stuff given to us to use in our Graphics Department. So I didn’t buy any of it, but I wouldn’t use it if I didn’t love it either. Life is way too short to craft with icky stuff!
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38 comments on “Authentique and Stampendous Blog Hop

  1. Jackie P says:

    Beautiful papers that you chose for your flowers!! Lovely!

  2. This is a sweet card. The colors/contrast really do pop like you describe! So excited about the new dies!

  3. Loving the dies! The colors on this card realllly do pop!!

  4. Michel E says:

    Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  5. Sandy says:

    Subtly elegant!

  6. Amy Cooley says:

    Your card is so pretty! I love the large flower and the colors you used.

  7. Amy McCue says:

    The papers are beautiful.

  8. Gracie CH says:

    Well I’m glad you jumped in and joined the blog hop. Thanks for sharing your classic and elegant card! Nice job!

  9. Sue D says:

    Very pretty. I like how you stamped on the paper.
    Sue in Ohio

  10. christi says:

    love the fussy cutting, nice job. the card has such an elegant feel to it. nicest part is you can use it for so many occasions.

  11. marylouh says:

    I like the shades of yellow and black together. Very subdued card. thanks for sharing.

  12. Kailash says:

    Wow your card design is so striking, love the paper choices, very pretty!!!

  13. So glad you got to get crafty with the team this week!! Even better that it didn’t cost you anything to make this awesome card!! I love the butterfly made with the butterfly paper! Great card that anyone would love to receive!! TFS!

  14. Yolanda says:

    Great color combination….love the dies.

  15. Viki B says:

    I love those large flower stamps. TFS

  16. Elise S. says:

    I am so going to have to find that Jumbo stamp and die set! Thank you for the sneak peek, I’ve always been a fan of black and white, and I love that you used the papers for the rose instead of coloring it or leaving it white! Great color combos hon! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Carla Hundley says:

    Very pretty!
    Carla from Utah

  18. Absolutely beautiful!!

  19. Darlene Satkewich says:

    Love the color combination and the flower looks awesome in the black and white papers!

  20. Judy B says:

    Very pretty card. The papers you used are so pretty. I’m really loving that butterfly, he’s perfect on the front. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  21. Gramma Suzi says:

    Printed paper for the butterfly and flower?! What a great look!

  22. Beautiful card. Love the use of printed paper for the flowers.

  23. Linsey says:

    Oh my gosh, this is wonderful! I just love how you die cut thebutterfly, flower and leaf layers with that super fab Authentique paper! What a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it for today’s hop!

  24. Lynda says:

    I’m glad also that Stampendous now makes cutting dies. I have never been one to enjoy fussing cutting.

  25. I don’t ever think to use patterned paper like that, very neat and pretty.

  26. Pam Hornschu says:

    That flower is wonderful! Good to see you creating!

  27. Robin B. says:

    Beautiful card! I love the colors and butterfly.

  28. Katie B. says:

    Great ideas! Love this paper-pieced look for both the butterfly and the flower. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  29. Diane Hover says:

    Elegant and pretty…I LOVE those Jumbo stamps…might have to add a few to my collection!!

  30. Janis in ID says:

    Love the printed paper used for your flowers and things. Very elegant card!!!

    LOL @ the “Constructive Criticism or Outright Agreement Here” … 😀
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  31. Elizabeth B says:

    That flower is so cool! I love the design in the petals 🙂

  32. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Very pretty. Love the different patterns of paper. TFS

  33. sherry butcher says:

    Wounderful flower and butterfly, Love the colors, the details and the papers used. TFS.

  34. Monika Thomas says:

    Laura…..LOVE your card!

  35. Lea says:

    This card is so elegant! Love the color choice with the black and white, trés chic!

  36. Ina says:

    lovely card and flowers

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