Monday, July 17, 2017

Just a few new cards to share

     I am so very happy that you stopped by today to see what is new with Becca's new "Venise Lace" collection.  Today i have a few new projects to share with you all that i made up real quick and i hope that you will love them as much as i do.


This little gem is one of my favorite dies in the set.  It is called Venise Lace Isabella Frame and i just adore all the lacy details in it and there is so much that you can do with it to make lots of fun projects.  I chose a simple pink and cream palette and used bits of flowers that i had in my stash to add just a bit more color.  I also added just a few tiny pearls to make the designs pop out more.



And for this fun card i used the "Hemstitch Rectangles and the Isadora Trinkets set.  I found a really pretty sentiment by Penny Black and i wanted to really make it pop so i created a frame with the rectangle dies and also die cut and stamped the muted print paper and then mated it with white.

Just to add a little bit of a lacy look i cut/embossed the Isadora trinket die you see above from the set and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment and added a pretty bow and rhinestone.  It's very simple and easy to make and would be wonderful to make up a set of with different papers and sentiments and give it as a gift in a set.  Guess it's always good to think ahead for Christmas and birthdays.





Be sure and stop over the Spellbinders store to pick up a few of the new dies.
You can see the links HERE for all of them.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)  Big Hugs.... Teresa

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Blog Hop with Borders



Good morning and thanks for joining us!  We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Borders collection.  Lots of us spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame backgrounds for use on a card and a couple of us had other creative thoughts to use it.  These beautiful little borders are designed to use with a new product called the Graceful Frame maker.  It's super easy to use and just in case you haven't seen how to use The Graceful Frame Maker with the border dies you can see a step by step tutorial ----- HERE and a video --- HERE.  

And me-- well i went in a totally different direction with my borders.  I used to do alot of wedding cakes back in the day and my border die set "Graceful Scallops"  just screamed at me to make a mini wedding cake box.  I cut them into the paper, embossed them and also used all those cute little borders like piped wedding icing to decorate my cake.  It was so fun and you can take off the top layer and put in a gift card or some cash for the new bride and groom.  And of course you can make a matching card to got with it.



To make this project easier i used small chipboard circle boxes and cover them with mixed media paper.  This has a really nice weight and the die pieces really embossed well with it.  For each layer of my mini cake i added little details into the paper with the dies.  The sizes were perfect to use for those little bits of detail and would be so amazing to use with the frame maker die.  For the top i created some flowers using white paper, chalk ink and the "Cinch and Go 2 Flower Die set"  I just gently folded them and added the leaves and flowers between them to make a pretty arrangement on the cake.

And if you missed my other posts using the new borders dies be sure and hop on over to here and here to see more card ideas with these amazing and beautiful border dies by Becca Feeken.


I also used Graceful Eyelets on my cake as well....



At the bottom of this page there is a link list so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection. In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15.  The winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  In fact, she's currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

Off We Go!
Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

Supplies:

Paper: Mixed Media paper pad
Ink: Tsukineko Versa Magic Ink
Accessories: stamens, ribbon, round chipboard boxes

Hey there, do you have creations you'd like to share with us?  Tag your Instagram cards made with Amazing Paper Grace Dies with #amazingpapergrace and your creation may be featured during our next creative team round up.  If you're a die collector, be sure to help a fellow collector and review your dies, how they cut and what you use them for on Amazon.com or Scrapbook.com - you can upload your creations right there as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun and enjoy the hop today!!  

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Have a beautiful birthday

Today i have a really pretty card that i made this weekend with one of my favorite new dies from the new "Venise Lace" collection called Emmeline Treillage from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  All of them are amazing but i really love this one because of the pretty lacy flowers on it and how delicate and pretty it cuts out.


I think my favorite part of this card is the colors.  I love beach glass and i started with the top color and then just started cutting and layering.  After i got the base of the card done i die cut one of the new Venise Lace Francesca Labels in the same light aqua and stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on it in black Versafine.  Then i added a pretty ribbon and attached all of it with 3D Foam squares.  And to add just a bit more flowery goodness i used Becca's new Cinch and Go flowers 2 die set to create that flower that you see below.  It was super easy to make and of course it matches great because i made it.  How fun its that and you can make lots more if you need them.....  


Here is a closeup of the pretty details in the flower die.  You get 4 sizes and leaves but i only used the smallest 2 sizes and cut 2 of each and then bent the petals.  It went together really quick.  Oh and i also used a pearl pen to make all those pearls.  It's alot easier and you don't have to go out and shop for more pearls if you are running low.  And you can create whatever size looks good.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure and check Becca's blog Tuesday for more
fun inspiration with the new Venise Lace dies... they are gorgeous!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More fun with border dies

This week i used another new border die set and another fun product from Becca Feeken's new dies. This one is called "Graceful Damask Card Creator" Border die.  You get 2 amazing and gorgeous dies in this set and i really had alot of fun experimenting and trying something new to share.


So when Becca created all these dies she also created a special die to make a cut border for a square card.  It is called "Graceful 6x6 Frame maker" and it's super easy to use.  All you do is cut 4 pieces of the border and gently hold it in place with a good removable tape and run it through your die cutting machine.  Then just glue it in place and you have a gorgeous frame for your card. 

I also used the other piece in the set and cut it with the subtle pink card stock and weaved it through a couple of layers of just simple squares.  Then i topped it with a white die cut from the 
"Adorning Accents Die set" which is on sale right now in the Spellbinders store!!  How great is that :)


It almost looks like a Snowflake with all the gorgeous little details in it.  And perfect to send with a 
wonderful sentiment in the inside for a best friend or thinking of you card.


and this is just a sweet box that i made up with bit of paper from Canvas Corp and that same Adorning Accents die.  These are so easy and you could even make up some of your own flowers with one of the new Fold and Go Flowers from the New release of dies this month.  


And lastly i also  had time to whip up a quick pizza box using the Adorning accents die and adding some pretty ribbon around it to tie it off.  These are super easy and fun to make and you can customize them to fit your favorite dies like i did here.  It's perfect for larger cookies or give a special gift card inside to remember a birthday or special friend.  I just wish i had more time in a day!!




Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out Becca's blog for more inspiration this week.

Teresa

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Creating with Border dies

Today i have a fun share using some of the new border dies by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  There are lots of them so you will be seeing more ideas from me in the weeks ahead so be sure and pop back in for a quick peek.


So this project started with me finding that cute little glass jar on one of my trips to my neighborhood Hobby Lobby.  They have a huge wall of fun things to decorate but i chose this because i new i could do something fun with the "Graceful Sweet Words Card Creator set from Becca."  There are 3 dies in this set and they all cut beautifully.  


I really loved the hugs die so i cut it in a lighter blue and also cut the loopy border to attach below it and then around the jar.  I used double sided adhesive tape because it is clear and doesn't leave a residue like glue does.  And then i cut that circle you see on the top and the loopy flower in light blue to match the hugs border and glued it on the top with glue dots.  And to finish it i just added a piece of matching ribbon and a few rhinestones and now i can fill it with something yummy to give for a gift.  Sugar scrub would also be a great idea to put inside for a wedding shower.




For my card i had alot of fun mixing and matching a few of the new dies that were just released.  I love that Becca Feekens dies mix so well and give you so many options for other things.  I used the new Braided Grace Square, the circles from the Venise Lace Marcheline Plume die set and the tiny tag from the Victoriana Crest die i used for the hop this last Tuesday.  And the border die in the darker blue was the perfect compliment to make the sentiment from the Graceful tiny tags die set stand out more.  It's fun when it all goes together so well. 


Here is a close up of the pieces and if you need any of them be sure and check out all the new things from the Spellbinders store from Becca Feeken... you are going to love them!!


Cardstock in blues
paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive
Want 2 Scrap Bling in blue

Thank you for stopping back and i hope that you all enjoyed the hop!!

Teresa





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Amazing Grace Blog Hop with Venise Lace

Hi there, welcome to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

First up is Spellbinders S6-125 Venise Lace - Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.



    For my project I really wanted to show this die off so i created a shaped card.  To make it i had to create a base so i did that in navy and white for the inside back and i attached them at the top. Then i cut/embossed the front in silver and glued it to the front of the card and I also cut the oval floral piece and the outside ring and glued them on a white base.  I stamped it in navy to make it match the ribbons i used and added a few pearls and rhinestones to really make it vintage looking.  


     I loved that this die set has so many pieces that you can mix and match to make other styles of cards. It is filled with amazing details from the outside grand victorian base piece to the tiny little tag that fits in the center and I am sure that you will love to create something with this one too.



The second up is Spellbinders S4-790 Venise Lace - Bella Clair Border by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


     For my project I wanted to try and create a border for one of the clear acetate boxes that i love to do for gift cards and mini card sets.  It was super easy and all i did was die cut the die on a measured piece of paper on both the top and bottom and this is how it came out. There is a piece for both the front and the back and i overlapped them on the sides and glued them.  Then  I tied a pink ribbon around the center to bring out the colors in the paper i used to wrap the box and then added an extra bow in ivory and gold to compliment the whole thing.  I also found this pretty adhesive bling piece in my stash so i used that to finish off my bow.  For the inside i am going to make a card to give a gift card so be sure and check my blog for another post to see what i did.


     I loved this die because i can think of a million things to decorate with this border.  I make lots of boxes and bags and other little gifty things so this would be perfect to add with a few flowers and ribbon to make very special things for my friends. 


And i also have another quick card to share that i did with just the centers of the Victoriana Crest die.  Here in the states we will be celebrating our 4th of July so i made up a quick card to send out in red, white and blue.  I kept it really simple and added just a bit of silver in the center.




Availability:
These dies have just arrived and are indeed available.  For a peek at the whole collection head over to Becca Feeken's Blog.

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by me, once I’ve received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi  - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II
Visit Becca -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
And be sure to leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?

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