Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Creating with Kiwi Lane Designs & Authentique

Today my first official post as a design team member is up on the Kiwi Lane Designs blog. I'm so excited to share with you what I made using Kiwi Lane's designer templates sets Paisley Park, Adorn, Winter, and Tags and Authentique "Seasons" and "Lovely" paper lines. Be sure to head on over to the blog and check out the scrapbooking ideas.

I made three projects for the Kiwi Lane Designs blog but I loved using the Authentique papers with my designer templates so much that I made another little something from the papers. Using the Adorn cardmaking template set, I designed this little mini free standing layout for my desk at work. It measures 5.5x7.5 and I decorated it up with a few stickers from the Authentique "Lovely" collection, some crystal flowers, rhinestones, and of course flowers. The heart on the layout was made using the tree template from the Winter set. Check out the Kiwi Lane Designs blog to see how I made it.


TIP #3

Make a tree embellishment using the points of the snowflake from the Winter template and the scalloped edges of Tags 7. Use a point from the snowflake for the branches/trunk and trace the scalloped top of Tag7 for the leaves.


Take one 8.5x11" piece of cardstock and along the long side (11") score at 1", 5", 6" and 10". Then on the 8.5" side score at 1" and 7.5"

Next following the scored marks cut up to the 1" score line on both sides along the 11" inch length of the paper, leaving you with 8 flaps. Fold in all the score lines. Then glue the first 2 flaps on each side to the larger flap to the right. Then glue the next 2 small flaps on each side to the same larger flap to the left, forming the base and the hinge of the box. Finally glue the remaining 2 flaps to the larger flap to the right, forming the lid of the box. 

I am willing to make a video of these instructions if anyone needs a more detailed example.

Thanks for reading!



  1. I was over at the Kiwi Lane Designs blog and saw your lovely creations! Had to come over here to post about how much I enjoyed them... so many fabulous inspirations :-) I'm enjoying your blog, too :-) Thanks for sharing your talents!

  2. Great post on Kiwi, and more great ideas here. Love the "frame" and the tree, how cute is that!