Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Six Ways to Use the Charming Cottage Year-Round Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to our Cottage Hop today with one of the new dies from the Charming Christmas Collection from Becca Feeken.  All of us had such fun with this die set and we found it is so versatile there are so many things that you can do with it.  The ideas are endless as you will see as you hop and the Cottages are so easy to make you are going to want to do some for all your parties and gift giving this year.

My first cottage i did as a traditional Gingerbread Cottage and i created this like you would a cookie house in tan and ivory.  Then i mixed in a bit of red for the doors and windows and added a small green bow and a few little swirls above the door and windows just like you would add the icing on a real gingerbread house.  These are a fun family tradition in our house to make for Christmas and this will be fun to give to everyone to take home filled with treats i make :)

Here is the die set so that you can see all the adorable pieces in the set that you have to use.
The Charming cottage die is available on the Spellbinders website and here is the link to it.

UK crafters can purchase it at and although it has sold out, their stock is expected to come in soon and you can pre-order to make sure you get one.

And my second cottage is one of my favorites because of all the cute snowmen on it.  Bordered papers are great to use for these and you can mat the edges to make them pop and of course cut out cute tags from all the ones in the set to use them for gifts.  

And graduations are always a good idea for little gift boxes.  Everyone has parties to celebrate their kids amazing accomplishments and this one was super easy with a 6x6 pad and stickers from Doodlebug Design.  I even added extra bling to really make it bright and festive.  

And lastly i did a Halloween box in orange card and after you find out how easy these are to make you are going to love doing them for every occasion like us and this will be your next go to die!!

Shapeabilities Charming Cottage Box Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

So be sure and hope on over to all the other girls blogs for more cottage ideas and a chance to win.
And lastly.....Be sure and post a comment and let us know what you love about this new die and maybe share a fun idea that you have with our readers.... 

  • We will be giving away one die of the winners choice, (excludes A Charming Christmas) to  1 commenter picked from the combined comments on all 6 six blogs and is open to international commenters. Winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace blog on Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Please be sure to save the date.  Watch Becca on Hochanda on September 25 at 6pm, 8pm and September 26 at 9am, 1pm and 5pm

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tis the Season Christmas card to share

It's time again for another idea for your Christmas cards this year from Becca Feeken's newest set of Christmas dies.  This one is an ornament tag die and there are lots of interchangeable pieces in it so you can get lots of different looks from one set. For my ornament i cut out the bottom piece and then added another one of the pieces to the top to make it really ornate.  The papers are a luscious pink shade of champagne copper from Kaisercraft and all the papers match it perfectly in the set.  It's something fun and different and i know the perfect someone for this card this year.  

All the charms are super cute for this set... I really love the mitten and the reindeer!

And of course always get out all your other Becca Feeken dies when you are creating because they mix so well.  I used my "Hemstitch Squares" dies to create a nice frame with my ornament and one of the snowflakes from the newest set of A Charming Christmas dies to finish the top with the ribbon.  And all of it is just layered with lots of pretty holiday papers glistening just like a special card for a special someone should be.  

Thanks so very much for taking the time to stop over and see you this Wed
for a fun hop with all of our team sharing lots of brand new ideas with the new 


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

Nestabilities Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken


Kaisercraft Christmas

Silk Ribbon, gold adhesive beads, 3D foam squares, white card stock

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Happy Holidays Card to share

Happy Saturday to you all--- it's time again to share another new card for your holiday craft projects for this year.  This week i picked another die from Becca Feeken's newest Christmas Collection called "Sentimental Christmas stamp and die set". This set comes with a delicate frame and shadow die to add to any kind of project you can imagine, three beautiful sentiment stamps and a cute little charm.   I used some gorgeous papers in gold and ivory to make a fun and glistening holiday card.

To make my card I started with a printed paper with glistening lights on it and then i added layers of gold foiled paper and glitter card stock to make it look festive. Then i cut 2 small strips of gold paper to put under my sentiment i stamped and to keep it from floating.  The delicate golden frame only makes the rest of the card more elegant and the ribbons and golden bow with the holly tag finishes it perfectly.

These are super easy to make for everyone on your list this year or maybe just to those favorite people that you really want to do something special for.  And this set has an adorable little charm with holly leaves that will make any card you do that much more special.

Hope you like my card and to see the rest of the new christmas dies click here

Have a wonderful weekend.... Teresaa


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

Papers by: Ruby Rock-it

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tis the Season

Hi and welcome to my blog today..  I have another fun card to share with you that i did with the brand new Spellbinders "Charming Christmas collection" from Becca Feeken called "Charming Tag Pocket".  I chose this one to share because you can use it lots of different ways since there are so many gorgeous pieces in the set.  I made a card and added the pocket on the front in vellum with a little lace so that it would be very vintage looking.  I also used vintage prints in traditional christmas colors and my favorite foiled papers from Ruby Rock-it.

My favorite part of this die set is the pretty inserts that you can use.  There are 3 in the set and each of them have such beautiful designs.  For mine i used the red foil to add to the front of the pocket and this way it really makes the prints pop and the extra poinsettias are perfect too.

Here is a picture of the dies so you can see all that it has and this charm for this set is a cute stocking!
How cute to make a mini mantle card and add lots of these across the front with names on them.

To finish my card i added a sweet little bow in ivory silk mixed with some Xmas red twine and then added a few tiny poinsettia's to make the red pop.  The stamp i used on the tag is from our new stamps called "Charming Tag Sentiments Stamps".  It was hard to chose since there are so many cute ones to pick from.  

With all these gorgeous dies to use it's going to be a really fun Christmas this year

Happy Crafting to all of you 

Hugs and Smiles..... Teresa


Papers by Basic Grey
Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, August 25, 2018

All is Merry and Bright Card

I hope you all had a chance to preview all the new dies from the "Charming Christmas Collection" by Becca Feeken last week.  We all had such a wonderful time sharing our fun ideas with all of you and now it's time for us to share even more ideas to create with them in the weeks ahead.  

Today i picked another of my favorite dies called "Charming Etched Boughs" and it's a beauty.  I chose to make a double layered frame on the front of my card in a beautiful green foiled paper set off by white in the opposite direction.  This gave it a pretty lacy feel and really made the sentiment pop.  I love that this die is so delicate and it cuts like butter so that is really nice for doing lots of cards.  It was fun to add a beautiful poinsettia and rhinestones in red to make it really festive.

Behind my dies i used my favorite "Hemstitch Squares" die to give the lacy dies something to balance on the base and new paper from Ruby Rock-it that you can get in the Spotlight stores if you are across the pond in Australia.  It's a beautiful set and really makes the dies look amazing.!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and also Congratulations to all the winners on the hop!  It was so nice to read all the wonderful comments from all of you!  

Have a very wonderful weekend,



Nestabilities Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken

Papers: Ruby Rock-it

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - A Charming Christmas | Blog Hop

Tis the season to be jolly!  Even though it is only August, Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye.  I'm sure you are already listing out all the cards and gifts you're gonna make, right?  This year Becca of Amazing Paper Grace has designed a Christmas Collection - A Charming Christmas - for Spellbinders and we have a hop today to show you all the goodies and things we've made.  You can see the entire collection -----> HERE.

About A Charming Christmas Collection
Sweet little charms are so fun to play with, they can be dangled off of gifts, dangled off of cards and used in 3D Projects - they are just like the icing on the cake.  You will see that the "holiday" part of most of the sets in this collection have a Charm to personalize them - they are sized the same so you can mix and match them through your projects!  Here's the big deal: Outside of the charms and embellishments you add to make these dies Christmas, separately they can be used all year-round!! Yep, we're all budget shoppers too and want to get the most use out of a die!

Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  Don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog. The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

My Projects Today:

First up is the Charming Snowflake Doily die set

First i want to say i love snowflake anything and this die really is unique in that it also has my second love and that is hearts.  For my card i really wanted to knock it out of the park so i used 3 different kinds of silver papers to create layers and then i offset them to show off each layer.

For my card base i used my favorite backround die hemstitch squares in a subtle grey with blue and silver and added a thin silk ribbon to make it even more festive.  And it was so easy to create too.  You also get 2 adorable charms in this set so i went ahead and used them with my next project that i am sharing with you today.

Second up is the Charming Christmas Words die set

 You get 3 sentiments in each set and i used them in bands to create messages on my candy jars and for my card above and below.  You can interchange the outside borders too so these would be great for candles and anything else you want to do in a band type form.

Of course i had to share the top of my hohoho jar... These snowflake dies are amazing!!

And these are my charms included with my snowflake die.  They are so cute..... I would love to make a charm bracelet with all of them!!  Maybe that will be another post soon :)

And wait-- we even have brand new stamps this collection that are perfect for on the front or inside of your cards and also for the other cute dies you will get to see today on our hop....

Aren't these so pretty.  I stamped one out in silver but i can't decide since they are all cute!!

And that's my share today so be sure and hop to all the other girls blogs on the team at the bottom and share a little love and a chance to win.

Happy Wednesday ..... Teresa

These dies 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 post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (A Charming Christmas not included).

There are six dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - A Charming Christmas Collection post between August 15 and August 19, 2018, 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 20th.  (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 from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection, the 3d Vignettes Collection or the Romancing the Swirl Collection.  There will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six 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.  Next thing you know, the die will show up at your door.   The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each member to help us get merry with the Charming Christmas Collection:

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Judy       –
Visit Leisha     –
Visit Becca     –

Thanks so much for joining into the fun with A Charming Christmas.
Leave a comment - tell us, how many Christmas Cards you plan to make this season !!


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