Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Cultivating General Purpose Cards - Authentique and Spellbinders

This year has been nutty, whacky, isolating, frightening and filled with uncertainties.  We can't get together with friends and family so now's the time to be uplifting others through our talents.  

I love to look for products that can be used for more than one purpose.  Themes are fabulous and fun, but it's important to stretch the crafting budget with products that have dual functionality.  Authentique has two collections that are perfect for cooking up some quick projects and cards with themes and for general purpose.    

I'm sharing the cards I made using Authentique's Cultivate Collection 6x6 Paper Pad , the wonderful vintage farm themed collection and Authentique's Delicious Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  With a name like delicious, you guessed it - a cooking themed collection with a vintage appeal.  

Authentique Paper - Cultivate Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Bundle    Authentique Paper - Delicious Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Bundle

This first card in the image above, was created using Authentique's Delicious Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad and some fabulous Spellbinders / Fun Stamper Journey products.   This is a fun cooking themed collection that isn't limited to kitchen and cooking related projects. My cards are great examples of how Authentique's themed collections can cross over to be used for a variety of purposes.   

 The small yellow checked papers with the green "honey comb" patterned papers were great for creating general purpose cards featuring Spellbinders/ Funs Stampers Journey - Block Prints Stamp Set from the FSJ Buzzworthy Collection.  These block stamps are great for embossing beautiful bold images.  

The delicate die cut medallion is from Spellbinders Elegant Twist Circles from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken - a wonderful die to have in your collection because it will be used all year long.  
Block Prints Stamp Set from the FSJ Buzzworthy CollectionElegant Twist Circles Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken

Here are a few more cars crafted using  the block stamps from Spellbinders/ Funs Stampers Journey - Buzzworthy Collection.  

The paper used are  from Authentique's Cultivate Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.  This is also a themed paper collection featuring life on the farm.  I added some elements to the cards that are a bit more nature based - like the raffia and the burlap looking paper. 

I added stitched doodling as a finishing touch.  I cannot sew - but I love the appearance of stitching so I pull out my handy brown fine tipped sharpie and make my own "stitching".   

This last set of cards also used the Authentique's Delicious Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad paired with Spellbinders Sweet Cardlets collection by Becca Feeken with Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System .  

 I focused on the "honey comb" paper and decided to make honey bee cards.  In my house, nothing in sweeter  and more delicious than honey.  And how perfect to showcase Spellbinders Sweet Cardlets collection by Becca Feeken.  

Here are the Hot Foil & Die Sets from the collection:   Just Bee-cause Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets  with the matching  Heart Felt Sentiments for the  Sweet Cardlets
Just Bee-cause Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca FeekenHeart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken

Thank you for stopping here today.  Happy Crafting. 


  1. Such unique and versatile cards. Your accompanying narrative is clever, cute, and witty.

  2. Wonderful nature theme creations. Was looking for hop win post.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"