Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December Die of the Month Blog Hop


Every now and again you need easy, right?  We've become a huge fans of slip-in cards.  They are cards that are cut partially inlaid so that you can simply slip a decorative panel into place and you're done.  This months Die of the Month is called Rose & Filigree Duo Slip in Card.

Your panel can be decorative, textured or simply a sentiment.  The partial inlay can be positioned just where you want it on your card from one side to another or midway.  It can even be used to make a gatefold card or an actual belly band.


You are all going to love using this die to make cards and fun things to send and give to your friends.  The dies are so delicate and you can use them so many ways and i so love that part of this set.  I used both of the decorative pieces on my card... one for the base and the other as a belly band to go over the center of it.  So easy and yet so pretty!

Here are the pieces of the die set above.  You get the slip in base and 2 decorative pieces that both have the backround pieces for them to use as a shadow or as belly bands.  The ends of them don't cut completely so they are fun to just cut out and wrap around something like what i did for my next project.

My Second Project for Today is:


For my second project i used the dies to cover a pre-made box that i had in my stash.  I thought this would be a perfect gift for Valentines or even a Mother's Day brunch to give a gift in for all your favorite moms and grandmothers. I just used both of the decorative pieces... one for around the base and the other to add more detail to the top of my box.... Again-- this was really easy to do too.


Supply List:  
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Bazzill Basics cardstock
Ink: Versafine Ink in Black
Accessories: Flowers, Ribbons, Adhesive

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!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -------; HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit
                            

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Becca Feeken's New Candlewick Rectangle



I hope that you have all had the chance to see Becca's newest addition to her Candlewick Sampler set that just came out and have also had the chance to maybe add a few to your collection.  Today i have a few more ideas to share for a little more inspiration with the new rectangles die set.

As we pick from the newest dies on the market, we often find that sometimes the best dies are the ones that you can use in simple ways and get the most milage from.  The newest candlewick dies each have a beautiful raised candlewick design pattern that gives you a rather an amazing result with very little effort.   And wow you really have to love that.

For my card i used the 2 largest sizes of the die and 2 shades of pink patterned paper to create a subtle shadow effect and really make the top piece pop more.  These 2 pieces i layered over light ivory cardstock so that the details of the die would stand out more and used 3D foam dots to separate the layers.   


I stamped the sentiment with a subtle brown ink and used a Penny Black stamp set from my stash.  And I kept it simple and used a piece of silk ribbon across the base and added a sweet bow at the side with a button that matches the ink that i chose for the sentiment.  And to finish it i just added a few small pearls on the top piece to make it just a little bit fancier.  So simple ... yet so pretty!


This is what the die set looks like.  You can make all the shapes that you see above and the base pieces to go under them or to create a back round.  

If you would love to see all the new dies you can check the link here 



And i also created this pretty gift box using the same die and added the new Candlewick Petticoats die for the front of it.  I love to make fancy boxes to put in little gifts and gift cards and this was really fun and easy to make using some great dotted paper and white cardstock to cut the dies from.


And one last very important thing for our APG team..... We have a brand new Guest Designer and she is super talented.  Her name is Elena Ivanova-Dineva  and she is creating lots of magical things for us this month with Becca's dies so be sure and stop by her blog this month for some amazing inspiration.... https://elenashandmadecards.blogspot.com/

That's all for today but i hope to see you back soon!

Teresa


Supplies:

Spellbinders

Nestabilities Candlewick Rectangles Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Shapeabilities Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken


Paper: Prima Marketing
Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner and 3D Foam dots








Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Special Candlewick Thank you


Well with all these new Candlewick dies ready to use i had to see if i could come up with a card to use more than one and i think i did pretty good.  So I found some simple card stock that matched and  i used the Circle, the Oval and the new Doily Border to layer up a pretty Thank you card for a friend.





I really adore this border and it is going to be so fun to create with.  I also used it for a cute Halloween basket and the handles just a few weeks back so how fun would it be to use for a wedding or a baby shower favors and little baskets.  There are so many fun ideas....






And here is another example of just using the new border die to cut a sweet border into the bottom of your card.  These would be wonderful to make up for gift sets and maybe make them with different papers and sentiments on them.  These papers are from Prima and give you an idea of what printed papers will look like with this gorgeous new die.


Thank you so much for stopping by for my share today!!

Hugs and Smiles,
Teresa


Supplies:

Spellbinders:

Shapeabilities Doily Border Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken


Bazzill Basics Paper
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ribbon: Pale Pink Bias Ribbon from ReallyReasonableRibbon.com 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Candlewick Doily Card


Today i have a share with one of my favorite new dies from Becca Feeken's new Candlewick Collection called "Doily Round Etched Die".  Since fall is in the air i decided to create my card with those gorgeous fall colors that you see everywhere in the trees and just a few pumpkins because those are my favorites.

As you can see below you get 3 pieces in this set and i used the larger solid base to start my card with the dies and then i added another one with the beautiful cut die that goes over it.  The papers are slightly mottled in color so I think it gave it a more rustic look and i really like that.  Besides it's always fun to try other things with your papers and see what happens.

And to finish i added some ribbons and a button and just a few matching pearls around the outside to make those tiny little Candlewick dots really pop.







I made a few more cards and projects with this die so be sure and check back all month for more inspiration in using these gorgeous new dies.  

Have a wonderful and crafty week... Teresa

Supplies: 
Spellbinders:

Nestabilities Doily Round Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper: Prima Marketing Fall 
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Tape Runner and 3D Foam Squares
Ribbons: ReallyReasonalbleRibbon.com
Pearls: Want2Scrap


Monday, November 11, 2019

Introducing Candlewick Classics Blog Hop/Giveaway



Hi Friends, last month we introduced the "Candlewick Sampler Collection" and this month we are introducing a small companion collection that drives home that sweet Candlewick look.  We introduce these so that there is a central place you can see them and how they are used; we hope you will welcome "Candlewick Classics".  If you loved Hemstitch Classics like Hemstitch Rectangles then you'll love the individual new dies options in the 6 die collection.  These are basics you'll definitely want to have in your stash this year.

A Bit About Candlewick Classics

Nowhere does the candlewick look and feel come through more than on the Candlewick Classics.  It's a delicate look reminiscent of actual Candlewicking and punctuated by the rounded motifs that imply french knots.  Candlewick Classics are classic square, circle, oval and rectangle label shapes that are bordered with the candlewick motif in the most useful card making sizes.  They also mix and match with the Hemstitch Classics. 

What is Candlewicking?  Browse the google images found when searching "Candlewicking" and you will see that it 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.

Today I'm introducing Candlewick Ovals S5-401



Candlewick Classics is another one of my favorite collections that was designed by Becca Feeken and for things like stamping or stickers these Oval dies are truly going to be a huge staple in your stash of dies to use.  I had an adorable stamp put away last year so this die was perfect to use for my card project today to send to my daughter this year.

My Projects For Today:


I really wanted to bring this die to life with lots of glamour so i used a base of pale pink and gold to start my card and then over that i layered the largest piece of the Candlewick oval over a white shadow of the same die.  Then inside that i stamped a pretty sentiment on pale ivory in black and carefully set that inside of the gold frame.  I used lots of rhinestones around the outside edges and added a simple pink ribbon bow with a handmade flower to match.  I really love this die !!

And for my Second Project:


For my second project i created a little basket with chipboard from my stash and covered the back and front with some beautiful Country papers that i found from Prima.  It has a dozen little matching cards in it that I made that can be sent for Thank you's, Hello or even a birthday.  But the best part is that they are all in one easy place to find them. And when you get really busy and need a quick card to send it's the best thing ever.....



I really love all the new classics dies and each of them can be used in so many ways.  This note caddy will be such a great gift for someone this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Prizes: 
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.

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

There are three dies that are up for GIVEAWAY.  Three names will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our six blogs on the Introducing Candlewick Classics post between November 11 and November 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 November 18th.  (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 three 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!)

Our Creative Team has inspiration for you today :-)

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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 Henriette van Mierlo's Blog to see the incredible designs she has been creating and leave her some love!  Her newest Amazing Paper Grace creation is --------HERE

                                        








Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November Die of the Month Blog Hop


Christmas is on the horizon and of course, as makers, made Christmas Cards are our hallmark during the holidays.  This month's APG Die of the Month is Winters Solstice Snowflake.  It is a delicate doily looking snowflake done in a regal way to usher in the Holiday Season.

The Snowflake was designed by Becca but if you know her well, as a budget crafter, she intends for you to use the design year-round.  Her holiday offerings always can be dressed up for Holidays and dressed down for any other occasion and the same is true with Winters Solstice Snowflake.  


Our new die for the month of November is truly exceptional and as you can see above and will be able to see as you hop through all of our blogs.  There are so many gorgeous pieces that you can use in a lot of different ways.  Always think about separating them for other crafty endeavors or mixing them with your other APG dies too.  

My Project Today is a Winter Snowflake Calendar for your desk:



If you work in an office of any kind --a wonderful gift to get or give would be a pretty calendar to brighten up your desk for the season.  You will need a small calendar and 2 pieces of the largest piece of the die for the top and bottom for this project.  I did the top piece really fancy and kept the bottom simple since i have to add the calendar to it.  Be sure and add a piece of chipboard or thicker layer of cardstock to reinforce your piece to last.  And for the back create an easel with chipboard to help it stand up.  These would be really fun to make for each of the holidays too and just change the paper and theme.

My Second Project is a Vintage Thank you card:



And like i mentioned above-- just use one piece of the set to create an accent for a card or a box.  I only used the center piece for my card and created a little border to go across the center and then i wrapped it with peach silk ribbon to match and a few flowers and a sentiment.  The beautiful papers are from Graphic 45 and the simple cottage prints make the border look so pretty and vintage looking.


Supply List:
 
Paper: Graphic 45,
Ink: Tsukineko Vintage Sepia
Accessories: Silk Ribbon, small 2020 calendar, adhesives by Scrapbook.com, rhinestones

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!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -----; HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

                                                          

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