4/11/2013

Authentique Paper & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop


Welcome to the Authentique Paper & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop! If you came here from Charmaine Ikach's blog, you're on the right track! If not, make sure you don't miss out on a single project and start at the beginning on the Authentique Paper blog. This blog hop will take place April 11-12, so be sure to check back tomorrow for more inspiration! 

For my project, I chose to use the Quatrefoil cutting plate from Taylored Expressions along with the "Cherish" collection from Authentique Paper. The die is the perfect size for cards, but I wanted to try something a little different, so I went with a 4x4 canvas (I had to cut off about an inch off of the bottom of my cut). 

I adore my grandparents. My mother raised my younger brother, sister, and myself as a single mother, and without my grandparents love, support, and help, I don't know where we would be today. I wanted to create something that I could give to them just to show them that I love them. Authentique Paper's new "Cherish" petite collection was the perfect choice. It's so elegant and has several quotes & phrases for grandma and grandpa. This beautiful collection went along nicely with this die. 

I chose to add a little extra dimension to my project, so I cut with the die on two separate sheets of paper. I wanted to use the positive as well as the negative shapes on this project. The possibilities with this die are endless, I know that I will be using it for several more projects in the near future! 

Taylored expressions is offering a coupon code on their dies during the hop! If you were inspired by my project today, be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions store and pick up this awesome Quatrefoil Cutting Plate at a nice discount! 

Coupon code is good for 10% off ALL dies in the TE store, just use code TENOFFDIES during checkout
The offer is good from April 11, 2013 until 11:59pm CST on April 19, 2013. 
Code is case sensitive and not available to wholesalers.

Be sure to stop by ALL blogs on the hop today and tomorrow and leave unique comments along the way for your chance to win an AuthentiquePaper/Taylored Expressions prize pack! You have until Monday, April 15th at 11:59 PM PST to leave your comments. One winner will be drawn from comments on participating blogs. 

Now hop right along and see what Keri Michaud has crafted up today!

If you get lost along the way, here is the hop order for today:


69 comments:

adziamar said...

Woderful creation

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful!!!

Linda Irwin said...

You are a very gifted person, I love your layout and style.

rush said...

lovely canvas! thank you for sharing.

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing.

Buffy Esser said...

Oh My this is beautiful...Love the colors!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Gorgeous card , you have been very blessed to have grandparents like you have.
Lisa

Angie Blom said...

Wow!!! This is one amazing piece of ART!! I love the textures that die really compliments the paper and burlap perfectly !! Your Grandparents are going to cherish this.. It is gorgeous Emily!!

Carla said...

Very nice gift.
The canvas was a
great idea to use.
Carla from Utah

Lisa P said...

Loving the burlap look! Gorgeous creation.

Beastybunny said...

Darling little canvas! So beautiful!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Your canvas is such a special tribute to your grandparents and so well done. Love the die and how you used it along with the sentiments. Great Job.

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful canvas. The Quatrefoil cutting plate works so well for this project.

Miriam Prantner said...

Adorable canvas! Love all the texture and this is such a pretty paper collection!

Marie Migliaro said...

This is so so beautiful! I love the color combinations, the textures and the delicate feel of this! What a lovely keepsake!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, what a beautiful creation you crafted! I loved my grandparents too! Thank you so much for sharing this and your speical feelings with us hppers!

Rosemary said...

what an amazing gift for your grandparents!! oh how they will cherish it!

Mary Mac said...

Love the burlap background, adds so much texture. Beautiful project

Karen Day said...

Emily, this is such a sweet project - I'm sure your Grandparents will love it :o)

Kathleen White said...

Love the textures in this card/canvas

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Oh, how sweet! We have 7 Grandchildren, if one of them made something like this for me, I would treasure it forever!

Carol Ann Ater said...

What a special card for such special grand people in your young life. I'm a grandma and love being able to create cards for friends and family or soldiers or anyone. The quatrefoil die is my must-have.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you cut the die with 2 different DP's to add bits of color here & there. Lovely effect. And such a beautiful gift. I loved hearing how much you appreciate your grandparents help. My daughter & granddaughters have lived with my hubby & I for years & it's been such a huge blessing to be able to help them.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Diane McVey said...

LOVE IT*** LOVE IT*** LOVE IT !!!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

What a loving project. The colors are beautiful & I love what you did with the quatrefoil die. I'm sure your grandparents will cherish this. Thanks so much.

Sherrene Higgins said...

Wow!! This is so adorable ..... perfect!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Elena C said...

Hi Emily. You used my favorite die too...the quatrefoil. I LOVE IT...I like your use of the negative space too. That is the best die ever!!!!
BTW, your grandparents are blessed to have you!!!

lisa808 said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS project!! Love all of the texture and the color combo!

Sheryl said...

What a great idea - to use both the positive and negative pieces. I love it!

sharon g said...

That is my new favorite die cut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Milby said...

I love love love that die! Beautiful project

Natasha G.P. said...

Adding the die cut pieces to the die cut background looks just amazing.

Rea' said...

Your canvas is so pretty and I'm sure your Grandparent's will "Cherish" it ( I like that collection, saw it in person last weekend, made me wish I still had grandparent's). Love how you accented the Quatrefoil cut piece with the "negatives", so very creative!!

Lynn said...

The lattice on the burlap is quite lovely!

Debra Miller said...

A beautiful project, love the burlap.

Iris said...

Beautiful card. Lucky Grandparents. Iris

Lynda said...

What a beautiful card and such a nice idea to send to your grandparents!

C Brown said...

Absolutely love this card! My grandparents played a huge role in my life as well. I miss them dearly.

Paula Fuller said...

I really liked your little bulletin board. Those are the kind of gifts that my mother-in-law would have truly cherished. Regardless of the dollar value, it was always the thought behind the gift that meant the most. Great project!

Lynn said...

Great use of the quatrefoil die, beautiful

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is so pretty!!! I LOVE all of the texture on here!

keeleykats said...

Beautiful gift, very touching! You are blessed to have your grandparents, I miss mine so much :(

jengd said...

Lovely! The mix of the delicate cut and rough burlap is a great look.

Holly Elliott said...

Beautiful project! I love the die!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Love the pretty color combo and that Quatrefoil die is fabulous!

Cynthia Clark said...

I love that cutting plate. I don't have any yet, but hopefully soon. Great project.

Natalie said...

Love that lattice look with the die, very pretty! Gorgeous paper, too!!!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers what a Gorgeous project!! Love the quatrefoil over the burlap fabric and the Beautiful Authentique dp's too! 8-)

aquablues said...

LOVE your project! Like you, I had a single mom who relied heavily on the support of my grandparents. They hold a very special place in my heart. Thanks for sharing your story and lovely project.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is so beautiful!
bbiswabic@new.rr.com

Audrey Pettit said...

So love the burlap mixed with that beautiful die cut background. This is beautiful, Emily!

pam said...

gorgeous card... love those colors! actually just love it all!!!!

Cindi Flass said...

Your canvas is gorgeous! The papers are so beautiful.

Teresa said...

love the canvas, love how you used the die also!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Emily! Love the quatrefoil plate over the burlap and all of the sweet details you've added!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So gorgeous! Love the beautiful sentiment and the background!

Sue said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh Emily ... I love love love your canvas. As sweet as can be, for sure.

Jill Blanchett said...

I too have a great love for my grandparents and this card is beautiful. Yours will love to get it! AND! I have a 19yr old daughter named REID!!! WOO HOO!! Love that name!!!

Sue D said...

Lovely present for your grandparents. I like the die you used.

JPScraps said...

The canvas is wonderful! Love the colors!

Стокли said...

Soft green and pink look lovely together.

Stephanie said...

oh my goodness this is so lovely!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful project :)

JessicaK said...

Oh, so cool! That quatrefoil die is awesome on this project.

Trisha said...

Stunning, Emily. Love the use of burlap. This quatrafoil die can be used for so much. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

mtscrapgal said...

What a sweet present for your grandparents. The papers gave lots of ways to express your thoughts and I looove the die. Thanks

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wow... This is Gorgeous. I know your grandparents will love it. Amazing job.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Emily!! WOW!

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