Friday, June 21, 2019

Reach for the Stars Little Man

It's hard to believe that it's friday already... the end of a really fun and crafty week for me.  I had the chance to clean up and get a few things organized and  in the process found this fun paper from Echo Park to use with one of the New Vintage Treasure dies.  It's called "Brilliante Rondelle" and I made both a card and a mini box with the dies and it was so easy to do. 

For my card i used a white square base and layered the hemstitch square with aqua first and then cut the outermost circle in a print.  Over that i layered a thin green stripe and then cut the center die in white and popped it up with 3D foam dots.  This set came with some fun tags so i picked this cute little one with a monkey on it and finished it with a seam binding bow and button with the matching green.  You can see below that prints are easy to use if you make sure they are small enough.

My nephew is having a birthday next month and this will be perfect to give him. 

And then i had some left over paper and this cute little chipboard box i got from Micheal's Craft store so i cut small pieces for the outside and front of the box and then added that same white die piece under the tag for the front.  This i am going to save for another friend who is having a baby boy soon and i can add a gift card along with a few other goodies.  I might even have to come up with a cute bag to match it.

So you all need to go through your papers this week and find some fun ones that you can
make up a few gifts for the months ahead.  And you may be surprised to find that Becca's dies work
with all kinds of papers.

And don't forget to visit our Guest Designer this week Kathy Clements.  She has outdone herself this month with Becca's dies to create four amazing projects with us.  Becca will do a wrap up the end of this month so stop by her blog too and see all her amazing inspiration!!

Have a wonderful weekend,



Shapeabilities Brillante Rondelle Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken

Paper: Echo Park
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Store

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month Blog Hop

Hi... we are all so happy that you can join us for our New Die of the Month Blog hop for June.  This month we have a beautiful die that you can use for corners on a card or if you go check out Becca's blog ... so many other gorgeous things.  

This die set has 2 dies in it and i split them up and used some of my favorite vintage Pion papers to make a special card for my daughter and also a note pad to give her for her desk at work.

My First Project Today:

The best part of the die is that you can use it alone to create a special embossed corner to give your cards a decorative touch.  You could also add it to slide in a card for a pocket card.  Be sure and hop to all the other team members today to see all the beautiful things they did with it.

And you can also use it as a decoration for other fun things like our little notepad that Becca designed for a previous release.  I used just the smaller corner to decorate the top.

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.

Supply List: 

Paper: Pion Papers from the Frantic Stamper online
Adhesive and 3D Foam squares:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

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     -
Visit Joanna  –
Visit Teresa  –
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Judy      –
Visit Becca    –

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Introducing Royal Flourish / Card and Box Ensembles

Hi Glimmeristas, I hope you are ready for more Glimmer Fun!!!  We have a new mini collection we are introducing today called Royal Flourish.   With two card fronts as well as an oval border shape and square border shape - we'll have some stash-worthy things for you to look at.    We thought it would be fun to make a card and a matching box using some of our favorite die sets and the new Royal Flourish Glimmer Plates.  It's easy to do and is a show stopper when we need to give a gift.  

Inspiration for Royal Flourish

Have you ever noticed during period dramas like Game of Thrones that the Royalty each have their own insignia and way of writing? It's so cool and really fascinating that these things mattered to them.  There was actually a lot of thought and flair behind the written word.   It’s really no different today; we all have our own flourishes of style that we lay down to call things our own.  It was this spirit of honing a style that Becca said provided the inspiration for Royal Flourish.  Glimmer is such a lovely way to add rich detail and embellishment!
We've been especially loving using borders with glimmer.  For this collection, Becca created two border sets that you can cut with Hemstitch Squares and Hemstitch Ovals.   Card fronts that can take a sentiment seem to be the favorite, so happily there are two details plates that will make lovely frames to your favorite sentiments.

My Project For Today: 

I'm happy to introduce GLP-129 Contessa's Seal Panel Hot Foil Plate Royal Flourish

I really love the versatility of this new plate and as you see today as you all hop through all of our blogs there are so many fun things that you can do with it.  For my card i decided to use it as a layer mixed in with one of my favorite old dies from Becca Feeken.  I used the mat gold foil for my plate so that it would mix in nicely with all of my die cut pieces.   Then i added the center oval and stamped Congrats.  Lots of pink flowers and just a few rhinestones finished it.  So easy....

And for my second project i created a small box using the gold glimmer plate as my lid.  I measured the width of the plate and then made a simple box to fit it and added the top to close it with a small rhinestone button.  I also used the same center piece on my card to fit over the top to add a little bit more detail to my box.  It's the perfect side to add a small matching card or a gift card insert.


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

Come visit with our Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Judy       – 
Visit Kate       –
Visit Becca     –

Don't forget to say hi to Amazing Paper Grace's June Designer of the Month, Kathy Clement.  She's doing amazing things with Amazing Paper Grace dies over on her blog  - you can see her latest APG Creation -----; HERE


There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the Introducing The Royal Flourish post between June 10 and June 15, 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 June 16th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is your choice of one an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from November 2018December 2018, January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019 or May 2019.  If you missed one, this giveaway is for you - they can only be purchased through Spellbinders but Becca managed to snag a few extras.  

And hey, if you are already a Die of the Month Member, no worries - we'll send the die to a friend of your choice and you'll get to pick a die from one of Becca's other collections - Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection,  A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection and The Gilded Age.

There will be a total of two dies offered 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.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Leave us a comment and let us know what you're creating these days, cards, journals, mini-albums - what do you love to create?

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Pretty in Pink Card

As you can see this week i love using pink and ivory with Becca's dies.  Nothing gives you that vintage feminine feel more than this color combination.  And of course lots of pearls and ribbons.

My card today is made with the new " Cannatille Rectangles" die from Vintage Treasures.  This is a beautiful set that has 5 pieces that you can mix and match with your other dies.  I did simple layers on my card in ivory for the base and then cut the die pieces in pale pink with an ivory top piece to set it off just a little more to match the ribbon.   The smaller piece i cut 2x and put it slightly askew to give it a little shadow.  And to finish it i added ivory silk ribbon across the center and a bow on the side to finish it.  My sentiment is on the inside but if you wanted you could add a small tag sentiment to hang off the ribbon too.

And that's it for today's share.... Something quick and easy and you could make them in lots of other colors and give as a gift set too.  I love this die and if you haven't seen all the Vintage Treasures dies you can check out the link HERE to see more of them.  It's one of my favorite collections.


Spellbinders: Shapeabilities Cannetille Rectangle Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken

Paper: Bazzill Papers from Hobby Lobby
Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Vintage Treasures Bella Luce made 2 ways

Today is a special Sat because today i am sharing one of our dies made 2 different ways and also it's the reveal of our new June Die of the Month on Becca's blog that you can see here.

My card above i made with the new Vintage Treasures Bella Luce Oval Die Set.  I picked a vintage rose paper for the backround to match my ribbon and did all the other really ornate die pieces in gold so that all the details would really shine.  You are all going to love this die set because it is so quick and easy to make a card with and it looks just as beautiful in plain papers.

Here is the die and all the pieces that you get in this gorgeous set.  

And this is my second version of it with a few extra dies added into the mix that you might already own.  I used the original 2 ovals to create the base of my card and then over that added the "Infinity Link Border" and then I added the Beautiful Dreamer stamp and die set that you can pick up on sale right now on the Spellbinders website.  This last set is nice because there are lots of stamps in the set and the die works really well by itself or mixed in with other dies like i have here.

I guess i can't say it enough how fun it is to mix all Becca's dies to see what you can make.  

The papers i used are from Micheal's craft store.  I really like the printed vellum and think it gives it a really pretty airy feel with all that gorgeous pink paper layered over it.  This card is going to a very special person who helped us out this week and i hope that she really likes it.

So that is my share today and if you get a chance be sure and pop over to our new APG Guest Designer for this month Kathy Clement

You are going to love all the beautiful things that she makes to share this month.

Have a very wonderful day.... Teresa


Shapeabilities Bella Luce Oval Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Antiquities Square Card Inspiration

Hi and happy Wednesday to all of you that are stopping by to see a little bit more inspiration for the new Vintage Treasures dies by Becca Feeken.  Today i wanted to post one of my favorite cards that i did for the samples using the Antiquities Square die set.  I used basic ivory, tan and a subtle gold metallic paper to cut out my dies  and added that pretty handmade flower from the collection in ivory to the center of my ribbons.  Since there is so much detail already I only added a few rhinestones on the sides of the top die.  One thing i really love is that big huge back card base piece.  It is such a plus for making other cards because there is so many other things you can layer over it.

This die set has 5 pieces in it and that makes it fun because you can cut it out by itself or even cut a mat to go under your piece to give it more color or to strengthen it.  Sometimes my papers are a little thin but adding another piece under it makes it look and feel so much better.

And you can run ribbons through this one or use the pieces that fall out to color and add back in.  Or you can make a purse or a frame base for a vintage family photo. So many fun ideas.

 That is all for today and thank you for taking the time to stop over.  This coming month we have 
our very first guest designer and she will be sharing her amazing style with us starting this Sat on the 1st so be sure and check Becca's blog for the big reveal.

Have a good day.... Teresa


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