Thursday, March 26, 2020

For you with Roses Card


Today i am sharing one of my most favorite cards that i have made and it's simply because of this gorgeous new die that "Becca Feeken" designed and also because of the papers that i used.  If you look really close there are some gorgeous roses in this new die set and all the details really set off the whole project!

The die set is called "Rosa Diamante" and comes with 5 pieces in the set.  I always try and give you all some inspiration to use things other ways so i cut the die with the inner and outer pieces for the top and then overlapped them with 3D foam squares to pop them up like you see above.

There are so many ways that you are going to be able to use this set.  Wedding,Graduation and Mother's day cards will be so beautiful with this die.


And here is a close up.  The back piece is just the outside die with a solid center so that the top piece that is cut with the decorative center will stand out more when you layer it.  There is a tiny diamond for the center too and for that i used one of Becca's new stamps that say for you and stamped it in brown ink and popped it up with 3D foam dots so that it would be more dimensional.  When i put it all together i criss crossed my ivory ribbon that i had to match and made a pretty bow and added a pink rose with a little bit of glitter to finish it all off. 

It actually went together really easy using just layered squares so you will have to try this one too!

Enjoy your day wherever you may be and i hope that you stay safe and healthy!

Hugs and Smiles.... Teresa

Supplies:

Spellbinders Dies:

Shapeabilities Rosa Diamante Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken


Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Permanent Tape Runner and 3D Foam squares

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Rainbows and a little pot of Gold


Good morning to all of you and i hope that this week has been a good one so far.  I have lots of time these days to craft so i am sharing a card today that i made with a little Irish inspiration.

My die is from the new set of Becca's Flourished Fretwork sets.  This one is called
"Sentimental Finery".  I found an old piece of paper that looked like a rainbow with little specks of gold in it and thought it would be perfect to add the die cut pieces over it in gold metallic paper with layers of gold and green.  As you can see the back panel of the die i cut into the rainbow paper and layered it over another gold piece.  My great grandmother would so have loved this card i am sure.


This is just a simple one die card and would be really easy to make up in an afternoon or in a set even with different sentiments on them.  The flowers i bought for time reasons but you can easily make them to match with some of Becca's other cinch and go flower dies.  We will have flower tutorials on our APG Blog soon so you might want to check those out.

Thank you for stopping today and be well and have fun crafting this week.  I have another share next week for Monday so be sure and stop back if you get the chance.

Hugs and Irish Smiles to all of you,
Teresa

Supplies:

Spellbinders

Shapeabilities Sentimental Finery Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken

Paper: Gold Metallic paper from Hobby Lobby
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Tape Runner and 3D foam dots
Flowers:  Prima

Sunday, March 15, 2020

March Die of the Month Blog Hop


It's a circle!  It's a square!  It's a circle in a square!  This little template weighs in at 4" x 4" and packs a powerful punch with the ability to use each of the elements for a whole host of cards.  This month we are tickled to share the newest DOM-" Elegant Infinity"

As always the rims make this die set so very versatile.  It was designed for the circle to be included or not included.  It was designed so that it could have an intricate center or not.  It was also designed so that the corners are scaled to fit inside (trim corner) leaving one line width open for the die-cut words.  We hope you love all the options!

News Flash!!!  We are tickled to make a special little announcement!  

          Today is the Grand Opening of a new Facebook Group  
     Amazing Paper Grace - Creative Encouragement Community                                          or here is the link:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/APGCreativeEncouragement/

Won't you stop by and join today?  We have a new member survey for everyone to fill out after joining and two lucky Gracelets will win new dies. 
Don't forget to come back here and enjoy the inspiration that awaits from the creative team and the serene ways they have worked up the Die of the Month. 



Here are the dies included in this adorable new set below:
I really love all the pieces in this set as you can see above there are so many things that you can do with this new set by combining them all kinds of ways for all kinds of projects.


My Project Today:


For my water color effect card I used gold metallic paper to cut out the die pieces and some beautiful papers that i found at the Frank Garcia Studio store.  The die reminds me of an intricate stained glass window so i used floral paper to contrast with the gold and that amazing blue paper in the set really makes it pop.

I can't get over the amazing details in all the pieces that you get in this set and how they all look together.  And the set even comes with flower dies too so you can make your own or add in some extras to some that you might already have.



 I hope that you got a little inspiration with my shares today and be sure and hop over to the rest of the team to see what they did with it too. 


Have a really wonderful Sunday!
Teresa

Supply List:

Paper: Prima "Harmony" by Frank Garcia, Echo Park Bundle of Joy Paper set
Ink: Tsukineko 
Accessories: Ribbons, Flowers, Gold Metallic Paper, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


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 Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit America - cardsbyamerica.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
            

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Introducing Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop



The Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team and I are so thrilled to be able to show you the new dies that are a part of the brand new  Flourished Fretwork Collection.  Hop through with all of the designers to see what they have made!

Inspiration for Flourished Fretwork  
Becca wanted to make the  Flourished Fretwork dies to have a very wide appeal so the dies are created to do many things.  The dies were designed so that they could be layered on top of or behind so many of the dies you have in your stash.  They are also designed as the central point to an A7 card but are also small enough that they can make A2 cards as well.

This collection is full of rims and the ability to create shadow layers, each die gives you several options.  Whether you like an intricate layer or the solid layer, the choice is yours!

My Project For Today:

I'm so excited to introduce the Fluted Tracery Etched Die S5-421






For my card that i am sharing with you all today I used some vintage papers in subtle shades of lavender and i created a simple layered card that you can put together in an afternoon.  The beautiful details in the dies really stand out when you add the shadow dies under them to pop them up with 3D foam dots.  For the sentiment i used the new stamps in the "All Occasion Sentiment stamp and die set".  I can see me getting alot of mileage on this set.  It's really beautiful as well.

And i came up with a second simple project just in time for St. Patricks day to fill with chocolate coins and a gift.  I used just the front of the die set and cut it in gold paper and attached one to the front and back of the container and added ribbons to both of the sides.  This was super easy to make and you can use up some of those old containers like i did with this tea bag can.

There are so many things you can do with these new dies and we have so much to share with you using them in the weeks ahead so be sure and stop back again soon!


Availability:

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

Prizes:

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 Die of the Month.

There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our 6 blogs on the  Introducing Flourished Fretwork post between March 11 and March 14, 2020, 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 March 15th.  (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 two 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 are sent out in batches and will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

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

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop.  Stay safe friends and keep your health in the good column!!

                                       

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Happy Easter Mini Pocket Album



Hi friends and thank you so much for stopping by as always.  It's hard to believe that we have moved into another month already and with that it's time to start getting ready for spring around our house.  

Today i am sharing a cute little book that i created to put my granddaughters first Easter photos into this year.  This is a really fun book to make with a little bit of chipboard and some envelopes, Becca's new Mini Book Dies and of course your favorite papers and stickers to decorate it with.  


To make this book you will need 6 envelopes.  You are going to make pockets out of these so seal them and then cut off the top 1" and set them aside.  Then you can take some thinner chipboard that you can cut on your paper cutter and cut it so that there is a good border around the envelopes that you use for both the front and back.  Make sure you also cut a chipboard spine and then use paper or tape to adhere them together like the book above looks.   


This week my die that i am highlighting is called "Woven Trellis Side Pocket"
It's a bigger die and is great to use for larger pockets but you can also use it to add a gorgeous bit of detail to a project so i used it for the front of my book as you can see below.  It's really pretty!!



Here is the inside of my book.  After i got the papers glued down on the front and back sides of my book i added the envelopes that i covered on each of the sides in a stack of 3.  You can go to 4-5 and it will still fit but i just did 3 on each side.  

On top of each of the front envelopes i added a cute easter message on one side and then double cut the heart die in both aqua print and white and glued that on the other side to add more detail.


In each of the decorated envelopes i added a small circle that i die cut in a print and added a tiny button as a pull tab for each.  The back ones i added a piece from the Woven Trellis Corners die set to give it a lacy detail on the back top edge.  This was so very fun to make and i can't wait to take the pictures when my granddaughter comes to visit in a week!   How exciting for all of us :)

This die is called "I carry your heart 3D layering die and i really love this one.  If you have been stopping over each week you might have seen me use this one quite a few times.





Supplies:

Spellbinders Dies:

Shapeabilities Woven Trellis Side Pocket Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken

Papers: Echo Park Easter
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Tape Runner and 3D Foam Squares
Ribbon: Reallyreasonableribbon.com
roses and buttons

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Family Mini Tag Book


Hi and welcome to my blog today.  I am sharing another new idea for a mini book that i made with tags inside to hold the pictures and journaling.  This sweet book is for my grand daughter to put all of her closest family pictures in so that my daughter can teach her about everyone even though we don't live close by.  I am a huge Ancestry junkie and I want to make sure that my family knows all about their families and the people in them.  


The die set that i am highlighting today is called:

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed 3D Layering Etched Die and is one of the beautiful 
dies available in the Newest Mini Book dies by Becca Feeken.

This set has lots of amazing little bits and i used the solid tag to make all my staggered tags in my book and then decorated them with the basket of flowers and the sentiment part.  This would also be a fun die to layer with in the front of one of the 3D Vignettes base dies.


So to use this larger die a little differently i turned it on it's side and used it for the front of my book.  I used a subtle pink cardstock to cut and emboss it and then added a wood sentiment and some gorgeous flowers that i had in my stash.  Of course you can make them too with one of Becca's flower dies but i had to do this quick so i used ready made.  For the closure on the front i used the binding edge die and cut a base to make it more substantial.  It closes in the back with a piece of velcro.




And here you can see a better view of the inside of the book.  Each of the tags that i made are staggered in height so that you can see the tags with the pictures once i take them and put them in.  My daughter is visiting in a couple weeks time and then i can finish the book for her to take back with her.

I hoped that you liked my newest idea and be sure and stop back next week for an Easter idea that i just finished using envelopes.  You are going to love that one...

Have a wonderful day!
Teresa

Supplies:


Spellbinders Dies Used:

Shapeabilities Grateful Thankful Blessed 3D Layering Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken


Paper:
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook.com
Flowers:  Prima Marketing


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