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.
Supplies:

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sending a little love

Good morning and happy Tuesday to all of you.  It's my friday working at the castle so that means 2 days of crafting for me and i am so happy to get into my studio to create.


Today i have a card that i made with one of my favorite dies from Becca Feeken called "Ornamental Crest".  It's an incredible detailed die and i went a little shabby chic with the papers for it.  Pink roses are my favorite so this paper really inspired me to make it vintage looking with the subtle ivory and pinks.


And the stamp is by Penny Black.  She has some really beautiful sentiment stamps out now and I picked up the pretty dark rose for the color with Versafine ink so the sentiment would be nice and clear.  And the ribbons i kept simple with a matching ivory seam binding and tied it in a simple bow.

Papers: Graphic 45
Bling: Want 2 Scrap

Thank you so much for stopping in and be sure and check out all the other girls on the blog this week for their creative shares with Becca's dies.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

There is always time for a Thank you....




Hi friends and thank you for stopping over today.  I have a really pretty lacy card to share that i made using a few of my new favorite dies from Becca Feeken.  They are the Braided Grace Squares, Francesca Label and the Isadora Trinkets die sets.  I tried a new grouping with all of these from the Venise Lace set and i think it went together very well.


I used Bazzill Basics papers that had some texture to them to add more depth to the dies and then layered them to make the lace in the dies really stand out.  A fun thing about Becca's dies is that they usually always have a place to thread your ribbons so i took advantage of it and added a piece of white bias ribbon and then added a pretty bow to the left of my card.


Here is a quick close up of the pretty lace in the dies... It's really gorgeous.

Thank you so much for stopping over and be sure and check Becca's blog this week for a link to all of our design teams projects for this week... Have a wonderful day!!


Monday, July 24, 2017

Venise Lace Friendship Card

Hi everyone and i hope that you had a fun and eventful weekend.  Summer is my favorite time to catch up with things since the days are so long and it's the perfect time to catch up with friends to send them a pretty card to say hi too.


I just splurged on some new papers from Prima this week and got inspired to layer a few of the new Venise Lace dies by Becca Feeken to create this friendship card.  I used one of my favorite dies from Quietfire Design for the center and added just a bit of ribbon and lace to compliment the papers.

For my card i used the Hemstitch Rectangles, the Gossamer Knot Ensemble set, the Francesca Label and the leaves from the Cinch and Go Flower 2 set.   It's fun to mix and match your dies and amazing designers like Becca Feeken plan exactly that so you can get lots of wear and tear on your dies.  


The stamp that i used from Quietfire Design is called "Friends are those Rare people" and 
it really fit nice inside of the Francesca label.  I inked it in black Versafine ink for a nice crisp image and then embossed it with clear to seal it and brighten the ink.

Supplies:

Paper: Wild & Free by Frank Garcia and Prima
Pale pink cardstock by Bazzill Basics paper
ribbon, flowers
Paper trimmer, adhesive, 3D foam dots and glue dots

Have a really wonderful day,
Teresa

Friday, July 21, 2017

Just for you card

Good morning and thank you for stopping by to see what's new here on my blog.  Today i have a new share using one of my favorite dies from the Venice Lace collection by Becca Feeken.  It's called Marcheline Plume and with a name like that it has to be gorgeous i think.


I love texture on cards so for this intricate die i used an embossed base in white to really make it stand out more.  And for the center i added a few pop dots to the center to give it more depth and added a brad in the middle from my stash of things.  


And i also kept the bow real simple.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has skads of colors in the bias tape ribbon so i always order lots to keep on hand and it's great in white so that you can die it with Tim Holtz inks to match other projects.  And pearls too.  You can never have enough.

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what's new...

Hugs and Smiles for a happy week of crafting!

Teresa



Monday, July 17, 2017

Just a few new cards to share

     I am so very happy that you stopped by today to see what is new with Becca's new "Venise Lace" collection.  Today i have a few new projects to share with you all that i made up real quick and i hope that you will love them as much as i do.


This little gem is one of my favorite dies in the set.  It is called Venise Lace Isabella Frame and i just adore all the lacy details in it and there is so much that you can do with it to make lots of fun projects.  I chose a simple pink and cream palette and used bits of flowers that i had in my stash to add just a bit more color.  I also added just a few tiny pearls to make the designs pop out more.



And for this fun card i used the "Hemstitch Rectangles and the Isadora Trinkets set.  I found a really pretty sentiment by Penny Black and i wanted to really make it pop so i created a frame with the rectangle dies and also die cut and stamped the muted print paper and then mated it with white.

Just to add a little bit of a lacy look i cut/embossed the Isadora trinket die you see above from the set and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment and added a pretty bow and rhinestone.  It's very simple and easy to make and would be wonderful to make up a set of with different papers and sentiments and give it as a gift in a set.  Guess it's always good to think ahead for Christmas and birthdays.





Be sure and stop over the Spellbinders store to pick up a few of the new dies.
You can see the links HERE for all of them.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)  Big Hugs.... Teresa

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