Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Have an Awesome Day

It's been a busy month and a really fun catching up with life and getting my craft on.  Today i have a card to share that i did for a co worker at the castle. It's a little fun and whimsical but those are the best kinds of projects to create because they make you laugh and have fun!  

I created my card with another one of Becca's amazing border dies called "Graceful Sweet Words".  It's a gorgeous die set and i really loved this loopy kind of border that came in the set so i cut/embossed two pieces in black to go on either side of the Queen of Hearts tag and added sweet rhinestones to it to bling it out a little.  The rest of the colors i coordinated with the queen image so it all fell into place and it was really fun to do.

The stamp is from a brand new release of dies from Quietfire Designs and they are clear stamps and work amazing.  You are going to really love these little gems.

Thank you so much for stopping in this week and i hope to have lots of new things to share soon.

Have a really wonderful day... Teresa

Sunday, September 10, 2017

So very Thankful for you

Hi everyone and thanks so much for dropping by today.  I have a another sweet card to share that i made for a friend in fall colors from the New Echo park Fall Reflections line.  It was perfect to add the gorgeous borders from Becca Feekens Graceful Fans die set and also the Graceful Brackets die. 

I wanted to give my friend something pretty that she could put on her desk so i created a simple easel card and did simple layering on it.  For the borders i used one in dark brown to give it a nice lacey look across the bottom and then the smaller edge border i put all around the sentiment.  It really gave it the pop i was looking for and it was nice to be able to cut the lacy pieces in the paper i needed to.

Here you can see how pretty the designs in the border is.  I love the fans and the other border in the set is even cuter so you have double the creativity if you use both of them.  

Be sure and check out all the other girls this week on their blogs for more ideas using the border dies this month.  We have lots of ideas to spark your creativity!!  

Hugs and Smiles... Teresa

Supply List:

Echo Park Fall Reflections paper
ribbon, button
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stik and 3D Foam squares

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Border die ideas to share

Hi and welcome to my blog today.  All this month the APG team will be sharing fun ideas to use Becca Feeken's border dies from Spellbinders.  Today i have a quick and easy card to share using Graceful brackets and the Beautiful Dreamer die set.  

Border dies are really fun and there are so many things you can do with them so first i wanted to pass on the idea that you can just simply die cut and emboss them into a piece of paper to make cut outs so to speak.  To make this one emboss cut out your piece of paper that you need and die cut and emboss only 1/2 of it at a time when you run it through your machine.  That way each side will emboss.  Then you can layer it over another piece of paper to make it pop and add other dies if you want over the borders cutouts.  Mine is very vintage today with the papers i used from Prima.

And then i layered on the Beautiful Dreamer die with 3D Foam dots and added a few pearls and ribbons.  The stamped piece is done on the same paper and just trimmed on the edge and chalked.  This way I could keep all those curly script lines from the stamp on it.  Don't ever be afraid to try something new, you never know what amazing projects you will come up with!!

Thanks so much for stopping over this week.

Supply List:

Prima Vintage Emporium 6x6 pad
Ribbon, pearls

Scrapbook Adhesives: My Stick and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Birthday to you

I am so happy that you dropped by my blog today to see what is new here.  It's really hot this week in Southern California so it's great to be inside and craft a little since i can't work in my yard much.  Oh how i can't wait until fall finally gets here this year.

Today i have a special birthday card i made for a friend and i wanted to make something a little bit more fancy and classy.   So i picked one of my favorite pocket dies by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders called "Swirl Bliss Pocket Etched Die".  This one is super intricate and cuts so nicely.  I used a neutral base mixed with white and kraft papers and then added black for the stamp to make it pop.

And for the little circle i found a pretty adhesive rhinestone circle from Ruby Rock-it and added that to it with a few more pearls and a pretty ribbon that i found.  Here is a nice closeup for you to see.

And just to try something different i created the pocket and then also cut another piece that i could trim and glue to the top of the card under the vellum.  It's really pretty i think and frames the sentiment nicely.  Oh and the stamp is from a new set from Penny Black.  I always love her sentiments and the fun ways she does her script.  It goes perfect with Becca's dies.

Anyway... thank you for stopping by and be sure and check back for more ideas!!

Big Hugs... Teresa

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Snowflakes and Fairies

Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to stop over to see what i have to share this week..  

Today i am sharing a pretty winter themed card that i did with one of my favorite Becca Feeken dies called "Amazing Grace Cascading Grace Etched die set".  I have used this set so many times and for so many different things but today i wanted to make up a card where I used it as a pretty lacy layer for my card.  And for that i used silver mirror paper so that it would really pop and then added a simple oval die on top that is layered with snowflakes all around it on the edges.  I love snowflake dies and own so many so if i get a chance to add one in i always do.

And just to let you know the stamp is from Quietfire Design and I think it really gives it a beautiful message to send out.  It is called "Deep Within the Winter forest".  

Be sure and check our Amazing Grace Weekly Recap on Becca's blog tomorrow.  There are lots of pretty things our team is sharing for inspiration with her dies this week.

Sorry this is such a quick post but next week I will have more time to catch up and 
share some other pretty things i have made.  Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop

We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  Becca issued us the challenge that our creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I'll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.

Here's where I tell you about my creation.  I love border dies, any kind and any style.  For my project today i wanted it to just be a subtle embossing effect in the paper.  So i cut thepaper and the die cuts in the same color and wow did it ever come out amazing.  It took my simple recipe box to a whole new level.  The gorgeous paper colors are from the recipe cards that actually came with the box so when you open it you will see not only the recipe cards but the pretty index cards with the die cuts too.

And of course i had to make up some flowers in matching colors to go on it.  For this i used the Cinch and Go die set and cut them in light pink and a darker pink.  Then i inked them with Distress inks and Versacolor inks because when i spray them with water to curl the edges i wanted the ink to bleed.

For each of my flower sets i sprayed them with just a bit of water and then used the ball tools in sizes to fit to press and curl the edges of each.  When they were completely dry i put a small amount of glue in the center of each and glued them together.  Then i added a pretty pearl in each.

And this is how they all came out.  And i made lots of them since i wasn't sure how many i would need in my flower spray for the top.

Since i adore roses this was really fun to make.  

Here is a quick view of the embossed die i used for the front, back and side panels.

And here is a view of the box and the inserts.  Since the dies are so intricately made and have so much incredible embossing on them i ran a darker pink chalk pad over the raised part of the index cards to make the design pop more.  There is another way to do this but i will share it later.

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.  

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post the winners on Saturday August 19th 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.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

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

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:

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

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

Paper: Bazzill Cardstock
Dies:  Graceful Floral Lace, Cinch and Go Flowers, Bitty Blossoms, Foliage
Recipe Box: Hobby Lobby
Inks: Distress ink (worn lipstick), Versacolor Petal Pink/Pink, Prima Old Rose
Adhesive pearls: Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon, glue dots, adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors

Thanks again for stopping by and have lots of fun on our hop!!

Big Hugs.... Teresa


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