Thursday, September 12, 2019

Introducing Candlewick Sampler /Giveaway

If you're a "Gracelet" or by chance happened by the Amazing Paper Grace website over time, you have no doubt wondered how Becca comes up with her names and inspiration.  Today, we're excited to give a little peek into a new collection and the inspiration.  Join us as we share lovely creations made using Candlewick Sampler

Since the age of 12 Becca has loved fiber - she quilts, knits, crochets, does cross stitch and before becoming a Licensed Die Designer sewed most of her own clothes. Fascinated with intricate textures and the look of laces, fabrics, and embroidery, Becca tried to replicate the look and feel of those textures in dies.  Candlewicking has such a distinct look and Becca thrilled at the prospect of getting that look and feel into a die.  If you've loved her lace look collections or that elegant look of Hemstitch, you'll love Candlewick Sampler. 

The Inspiration Behind Candlewick Sampler
Candlewicking is a type of whitework embroidery normally done on cream or white fabric embellished with cream or white french knots.  The series of french knots create the outlines of the pattern giving it a unique look while adding a touch of elegance.  In these dies, you can see rounded motifs that hint at the texture of dots.  Without overpowering, it's a sweet little detail present on all the dies in the collection.  Plus, it just happens to be the perfect spot to place a pearl.  Google candlewicking and you'll see exactly what we mean.

My Projects For Today
I'm introducing  "Candlewick Grand Pocket"
Here is what the plate actually looks like. 

For my project today I made an invitation.  I love to throw parties and do wedding invitations so this was the perfect die to make a pretty pocket with and add a simple but vintage invite on vellum.  I cut 2 corners with matted silver paper and overlapped them at the bottom.  Then i layered the silver and blue papers under it and tied it with a matching  grey satin bow.  I would be so excited to get this invitation and I am sure it would be a party to remember and get me intrigued to come all the more.

My Second project to share is:

A decorative candy box for Halloween.  I went completely the other way with this project and all those gorgeous details in the die reminded me of the haunted mansion railings at Disneyland so mix that with a little purple and black and you have a super cute box to fill with candy for friends at your party.  And the black eyelash yarn was a great find to tie in with it to creepen it up just a little bit more.

And don't forget Becca has so many flower dies so that you can create your own special blooms to match with all the things that you create.  How is that for fun!!


These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —; HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our blogs on the Introducing Candlewick Sampler post between September 12 and September 17, 2019, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on August 19th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice Becca's Die of the Month.  These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

There will be a total of two dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)

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We're honored to have a Guest Designer creating with us this month so as soon as you're done with the hop, pop over to leave a comment on Sheri Holts Blog for a chance to win - we'll pull from comments on her most recent APG post too.  Her newest Amazing Paper Grace creation is --------HERE

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Candlewick Sampler.  Leave a comment to let us know which die is your favorite.  Are there any hobbyist in the house that enjoy needlecrafts or sewing?  We'd love to know which ones are your passion!!   There is much more inspiration in store for you today and for the weeks to come.


Paper:  Hobby Lobby
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Rhinestone jewel: Ruby Rocket 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Season's Greetings in Glimmer

I had to share this card i did with the new Christmas Glimmer plates and foils that Becca created for Spellbinders.  It is called Christmas Damask Jubilee and the designs in it are just so gorgeous.  I knew i had to keep it simple so when i heated it on the glimmer machine in gold on the red metallic paper it really did it justice.  It turned out better than i imagined.  

And since that was my focal point I wanted to make a simple back round to place it on so i used another set of glimmer plates called the Gilded Nested Rectangles that are just frames and i made 2 layers in ivory to go under the red piece.  And then it just needed a sentiment so i used one of the sentiment die cuts to create that in gold metallic paper and used the bright red glimmer foil to compliment the layer under it.  It's very sophisticated and would make an even better front of an invitation for a party.  But this one is going to someone really special this year and i know they will really like it!

The last thing i added was a really thin bow in red satin and on top of that i added gorgeous buttons that i found at Joann's.  It's fun to shop around for that special piece that will really make your card stand out and i think this really added the perfect touch.

Thank you for stopping by today and be sure and check out all the other holiday glimmer plates that Becca has so that you can try them.  They are really fun and so easy to use....

Have a wonderful day,  Teresa


Christmas Damask Jubilee Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Glistening Holiday Glimmer by Becca Feeken

Gilded Nested Rectangle Glimmer Set Glimmer Hot Foil Plate The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken

Paper: Red and Gold Mat Metallic paper, white and red cardstock
Other: Ribbon, rhinestone button

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace September Die of the Month Blog Hop

Another month has come and gone and this month for September all of us on our APG team have been marveling at all the ways you can use this amazing new die set for the September Die of the Month called "Snip It Flowers".

At first glance, it looks like a background die; but it is anything but a background die.  It was designed so that each of the flowers can be snipped out to create a panel, frame or element.  Whether you want the 4 x 4 frame, the 3 x 4 frame, a one layer border, a two-layer border or a corner, all you have to do is "snip".  Each one of us has taken the die and spun it into a creation - we hope to inspire you as you hop through all of our blogs today !!

This was another really fun die to use so for my first project i used the whole die and cut it in muted gold paper to put on a vintage back round papers with black to make it pop.  It was really simple to make and the rhinestones really added an elegant feel to it.  You are going to love trying some of those gorgeous papers in your stash with this die..... you really have so many options with it.  You could craft all day long .....

Here is the die as you will get it in the set and it also comes with those tiny flowers on the sides so that you can layer the pieces if you should decide to cut them up.
How fun will that be to do?

  To download the flyer showing 12 different configurations of Snip-it Flowers, click HERE.  

My 2nd Project Today:

My second project is a pizza styled gift box that i created using just 9 of the pieces to make a square.  I cut and embossed this piece and then layered the other elements around it and added a pretty bow and flower.  This was super fun and easy and i even had extra paper to create this tiny gift card to go with it.  This only has 4 of the flowers and measures 3x3.  There is so many ways you can snip this and make gorgeous cards and other things... you are going to love having this die in your collection.  I think it's one of my favorites so far!

And here is just a closeup so that you can see the gift card better.  I just love this!

Supply List:
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Bazzill papers from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Versafine ink in onyx black
Accessories: Ribbon and rhinestones from Ruby Rocket

If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look ------; HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look -----;HERE.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Away in the Manger card

Hello and thank you so very much for stopping by today.  With our new release out of Christmas dies from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders last week i have had so much fun to putting together new cards for the holidays this year.   Each of the dies that she designed in the set can be used for flat cards or these amazing 3D cards that we showed you on the hop last week.  The choice is up to you on how to use all of the pieces and there really is so much that you can do with them.  

My card today is using the 2 die sets that you see below.  I  found some blue snowflake paper that looked like stars so that is where i started and then chose colors to compliment it.  I used a really dark navy, silver and white to cut out all the pieces and then layered them simply on the front of the card.  Pop dots help make all the pieces show up really great and a few rhinestones helped give it that holiday glow and sparkle i wanted.

You all know that my favorite part of these dies is that fact that you can use them separate too.  I made my card flat so i just used the outside edge and then added the star from the nativity set and the Away in the Manger piece.  I was really happy with how it came out and it was super easy to make.

Here is my closeup to see all the gorgeous detailing in the die set.  I love that all the dies compliment each other so well and make such beautiful cards when put together.  I hope that you get a chance to order a few from Becca's new line of 3D dies.  You will not be disappointed and you can have them ready if you start now to pop in the mail in December.  

And our Guest Designer Ginny Nemchak has her last post on Becca's blog and hers so be sure and stop over to see all the inspiration that she shared this month.  She did such an amazing job!!

Thank you for stopping and be sure and stop back for more ideas with these all month.

Hugs and Smiles....Teresa

Supplies List:


Shapeabilities Grand Christmas Lattice Arch Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper by Bazzill found at Hobby Lobby and online at

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Get ready for Christmas

Hi Everyone and happy Sunday to you all.  Today i have just a quick share that i did for Becca to be included in the packaging samples awhile back for the new Christmas dies that were just released.  

This one is pretty near and dear to my heart because it's all the things a white Christmas should be.    Glittery trees filled with snow and golden bits of trims with reindeer and gorgeous vintage details.

To  get this look i just used 2 colors and did lots of layers to pop out the design in this Reindeer Prance die.  And to make it sparkle i covered it with superfine glitter and then popped it up so that it looks like you are looking outside of a window at the snow.  It would be such a pretty card to make to send to those very special friends and family that you want to do something  really special for.

This is what the die looks like and it comes with 3 pieces so that you can do your own back rounds or add it into the 3D Vignettes die that Becca designed to go with it.  Now that would be an amazing card.  I hope that you have a chance to pick this one up to create with this year and be sure and post your creation on the Spellbinders website so that we can see what you do.

Have a very Blessed Sunday.... and happy crafting to you!


And don't forget to visit our Guest Designer this month Ginny Nemchak.  She has another gorgeous card made with Becca's new dies so it's so worth the hop over to see!!


Shapeabilities Grand Holiday Cabinet Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper: Bazzill Ivory Cardstock and Gold Metallic Paper from Hobby Lobby

 Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

3D Vignettes Christmas Greetings Snowglobe

It's been a really wonderful week here in terms of weather and it's given me lots of time to work on projects so today i have a new project i did with one of the brand new Holiday 3D dies we just showed all of you this past week on our Christmas Blog hop with our team.  I decided to do a 180 and do a non traditional color scheme for mine this week to see how it would work and i love it.  I found some little snowflakes and crystals on line so i thought how fun to make a wintery wonderland type of snow globe card.  And wow was it ever easy and fun to do.

To make this card you will need to cut 2 sides and 6 pieces of the larger die.  One for the front and back and 4 pieces to put between them.  I altered the colors to give mine some depth and then layered the piece for the Season's Greetings so that it would be thicker and stand out more.  In the very back i added one of the circles that i cut and put the starburst die on it and then popped it up.  It really adds a little bit more and the flowers and rhinestones really set it off.

Here is the picture of the die set and all the pieces that you get.  The poinsettia is a smaller version of the set that came out last season so now you will have 5 sizes.  I used all 5 to make the poinsettia's that match my globe and tucked them in on the sides and front.

And here you can see from above how all the layers work and it's wonderful because it all folds flat if you wanted it too so that you can mail it and they will get this surprise 3D card and can put it out to enjoy it for weeks to come.  I really love these and Becca designed these to be so special for us to create with and it will be fun to make other versions of it in other colors for other holidays too.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very nice week.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Shapeabilities Grand Snow Globe Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper: Aqua glittered cardstock, med aqua and light aqua, mutted silver card stock

Pearl stamens, rhinestones, 

Ribbon from ___iridescent thread, aqua ribbon to match


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