Sunday, November 4, 2018

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Hop




Good morning!!  Welcome to our inaugural blog hop of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  Today we're here to pump you up with some inspiration for the many ways and many colors to use the Die of the Month as well as to give you the skinny on the club.  Stay tuned until the end of the post when I'll point you to the next inspiration stop in our blog hop.

What is the Die of the Month?
The Die of the Month is an exclusive die, crème de la crème, designed by Becca Feeken that are unlike previous collections.  These are the special ones, the ones that have waited for a special occasion!  What better way than to take you on a year-long ride of pleasant surprises!

Where is the Die of the Month available?
The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available through Spellbinders.  You can buy it -------> HERE.

How much is the Die of the Month?
It's a large die and subscription to the club is $30.00 per month and includes US Shipping.

What's so special about the Die of the Month?
These are dies designed by Becca that are chock full of extra rims and options so that you have a huge amount of flexibility in creating more than one creation from the same set.  It's exclusive and limited, so you won't see it anywhere else and it's available until the subscription quantities are gone.

When is the Die of Month available?
The die of the month is available on the first of every month in quantities to cover subscriptions.  When it is gone, it's gone :-)

Why have a Die of the Month?When most of Becca's dies come out they are themed collections of 12 to 14 dies.  These are the dies that are more specialized that she didn't want to build an entire collection around - they are definitely Becca's style but she's built extra functionality and thought into these sets.  You all have spoken loud and clear to say that you have a monthly budget and that you want Becca dies all year long without breaking the bank.  Well, here you go.  Don't worry, collections are not going away but streaming them out on a monthly basis you'll see one once a month and they are delightful on the budget.

Join other Gracelets
Once you're in, start creating!!  We can't wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies - be the first to post your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit
Why post?  You'll be showing Becca how you use the die so that she can fine-tune upcoming months to fit your groove and you'll be inspiring everyone who looked at the die and didn't know all the possibilities - it's a community thing.

Still, need more info?  Be sure you read all the Frequently Asked Questions -------> HERE.

Here's My Die of the Month Make:

This month's die is called  "Christmas Village Vignette Frame Die".  If you look closely you'll notice that it looks a whole lot like the popular 3D Vignette Grand Cabinet.  That's no accident - Becca likes to make things that work together and add value to what's already in your stash.  No worries though, you don't have to have 3D Vignettes to use this die. 


 For my project i decided to create a decorative box that i could fill with little cards to put Holiday pictures and gift cards for a special person in my family.  I used traditional holiday colors and made sure that each of the colors in the different levels of the piece coordinated just right.


To make my box i measured across the bottom of the finished die and then created a short and narrow paper box that was the same width as the die so that i could attach one on both the front and back like you see above.  I made sure that i added a cute holly paper to the box first before the die so it would add another layer.  And for the front i used this adorable red plaid and gold mat cardstock to cut the center piece.   It gave it a pretty holiday feel without being too fussy.  I kept mine simple but there are lots of other fun pieces in the set that you can use to add on the little cards if you want and i think i will go back and make a few of them up with the trees and houses later.




For the cards i measured inside the box and just under the corner of the die front.  Then i doubled it to make folding cards and decorated them with pieces of the die and pretty papers.  You could also make little pockets inside for the gift cards if you had time.

This was such a fun project to make and I hope you get your order in quick so you can make some fun projects with yours for Christmas this year too!!

And we have lots more ideas to share on the hop so be sure and check out everyone blogs, they are really amazing and very special! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for hopping with us.

More Inspiration

There is much more inspiration in store for what you can use this die set for.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Hop along with us every month as a new die of the month is revealed.  The line up is pretty awesome!

                         
                            

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wishing you Peace this Christmas


Welcome to my blog today on this wonderful Saturday in November.  I can't believe that the time is going by so quickly and thank goodness we have had lots of time to share ideas with you to be ready for Christmas this year.  Today i did a quick card for all of you that love 6x6 paper pads and ephemera.  I had some left from another card i shared and got out the new A charming christmas " Postman Stamp and die set" and got to work.  


Since the postage stamp die cuts out windows i used it for a base on the pink gold paper and then arranged my ephemera pieces to the left of it.  To keep the look of the black tree mixing on the card i cut the postal die in black and tucked it under the ornament like you see above.  I added 3D foam dots to make it pop more and then created a layered back round to really set off the design. 


And it took no time at all so that part i really love.  And you use the die in a different way than it was intended so that is a good thing too.  Pink cards at Christmas are really pretty and i know the perfect person for this one...... lots more to make though!!

Have a wonderful weekend and have fun crafting!

Spellbinders dies used:

Christmas Postman Stamp and Die Set A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken


Paper by Kaisercraft

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Merry Christmas Angel



I have a really fun project you can make up to decorate your house this year or if have time you can make up a few of these to give for friends too.  I started with the " New Angel Die"  set from Becca Feeken and then added lots of other fun die cuts to create a stand for her and a little house too.


To make this really special and angelical--- i picked lots of white papers and silver to cut the die cuts.
For her stand i used the "charming snowflake doily" i cut it out of white card stock and then cut one side off just a bit and folded it over on top of the other side to make a bit of a cone like you see below for her to rest on.  It was perfect and she actually fit in the slots of the die and I added just a few rhinestones to make it sparkle more.

To make the house for her i cut 3 pieces of the "Grand Cabinet" die set and added a really pretty silver printed paper in 2 of the centers to offset and balance all the white i was using.  Those i used for the back and then i cut out the center using the die in the set so you can see her in the middle.
 It was fun to use multiple cuts of the die differently and it came out really pretty I think.  And to finish it i made a "petite double silver bow" for the front and stamped the words Merry Christmas in silver and embossed it and then cut it out for the front top of the little house.   


The silver mirror card stock you can get at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and cuts really nice with the dies.  They would be adorable to fill up a Christmas tree or great for kids to make for a craft project.
As always try cutting something in a new way or try new colors, you never know what amazing things you might dream up!!

Have a glorious day!!
Teresa


Spellbinders dies used:

Shapeabilities 3D Angel Ornament Etched Dies Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

Shapeabilities Charming Snowflake Doily Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken



Shapeabilities Petite Double Bow and Flowers Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Greatest Gift of All


This week i am headed in a different direction for designing a Christmas card for a friend.  I am often inspired by my papers that i have in my stash so this one was actually started with the worded backround in that beautiful soft shade of red.  And on top of that i added just the small rectangle from the Charming Tag Pocket to create a pretty backround.  I cut 6 of them in white and attached them like you see on the card above.  Easy peasy so far right?

Then on top of that i cut/embossed the middle size Hemstitch oval in the same white and stamped a sentiment on the top in black Versafine ink.  I then attached it with 3D Foam dots in the center.


And the Poinsettia flowers i wanted to be the same ivory with just a touch of the red in the centers. So I used a mixture of dark rose chalk ink and a darker red ink for the centers and i think it blended really well.  You can add lots of layers to your flowers or just a few and add pretty stamens in the center to really set them off.  I  really love the intricate lines in each of the flowers..... 

So when you get all your flowers made and they dry attach them to the bottom of the card over a small bow made with seam binding ribbon.  Then add a few rhinestones to the sides and it's ready to mail.  I really had fun with this one and i hope that you try something fun and new with your new dies from Becca and you will have to share it with us on the blog... we would love to see what you do too!!

Have a really wonderful weekend,
Teresa

Spellbinders dies:

Shapeabilities Charming Tag Pocket Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Ruby Red Christmas



I hope you all love the color red for Christmas because i got a little carried away with creating my gift card pizza box for todays project.  Since i have been using lots of other colors in my projects i have already posted I thought i would get out some red mirror card and create a quick 4x5 pizza box i could cover.  And wow i really love the richness of how this came out.  The poinsettia's that i created to go with it really made it that much more amazing.



Pizza boxes are super easy to create with just an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and a Scor-pal.  The size of mine is 4x5 and inside I can add some pretty tissue and add a gift card or even a piece of jewelry.
  For the basic box i added pieces of mirror card to cover all the sides of my white box and then cut the new "Charming Snowflake Doily in 2 kinds of red mirror card and overlapped them for the top.  The tiny red hearts pop out when you cut it so i used the bottom layer of red pieces to fill in the top red for contrast.  And to make it stay closed i opted to make a simple band in red to attach the doily too.  That way i can add ribbon to the side and it wouldn't interfere with all the textures that i have already on it.

The doily is really pretty and you get a bell and a snowflake charm in this set.
The are so cute!!


This picture really shows off all the details in the die set and also the poinsettia's and the cute little bell charm that comes with this set.  The best part is that it went together really easy and you can make a dozen of them in a night for gifts this year!  How fun would that be?

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure and pop over next Sat for another new idea!

Hugs and Smiles..... Teresa

Supplies:

Shapeabilities Charming Snowflake Doily Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken


Red Mirror card 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Snowflakes for Christmas


Today i have another style of Christmas card to share with all of you using Becca Feeken's newest snowflake die set from "A Charming Christmas".  And... I wanted to use a few of my old dies to mix in with it just to play around.  And this is what i came up with.  Since all the dies have so much detail in them i chose simple papers in blues and silvers and then set to work to cut the pieces out and layer them.  It was really fun and in the end the snowflake die really popped in the center of the card.  



Here is the set and you can see all the gorgeous details in each of the pieces.  You can get it
on the Spellbinders website here <<< or in the UK you can get it from the 



Some of my favorite dies to mix in are the hemstitch series of dies and as you can see i used the square in silver and the circle in the blue to make the silver snowflakes pop more.  The darker blue die set is the Flourished Square from the Romancing the Swirl Set.  I love the lacy effect that it has and it complimented the Hemstitch dies perfectly and set the perfect stage for a layered snowflake.

So have fun this holiday season and get out your favorite dies from Becca and mix them up a bit to create beautiful cards for your family and friends this year.  I am getting a huge stock pile to send this year so far and using all the dies from " A Charming Christmas" so don't wait --and get your order in so that you can be ready to wow everyone too.

Enjoy the weekend and thank you for stopping by today

Teresa


Supplies:

Shapeabilities Yuletide Snowflakes Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

Shapeabilities Flourished Square Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken

Nestabilities Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken


Paper: Ruby Rocket Mirror card and silver glitter paper/ dark blue and med blue cardstock

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner and 3D Foam Squares



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