Monday, October 16, 2017

Chantilly Lace introduces Hannah Elise

I have another card to share today that i did using another one of my favorite dies from the new Chantilly Lace collection from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  This beautiful die is called "Shapeabilities Hannah Elise".  It's such a gorgeous die set and has such beautiful pieces in it and i paired it with my favorite Hemstitch Rectangles, Cinch and Go Flowers Two and Isadora Trinkets.  

The yummy pink printed papers are from Maja Design and that too is one of my favorite companies to pair these gorgeous dies with.  And the flowers were really easy and fun to make and since i die cut them from the same papers they matched perfectly.  I am going to have to give this to someone really special.... I really like how this card came out.

And....If you haven't joined our hop yet be sure and go to the Amazing Paper Grace blog and check it out.  We have lots of prizes and wonderful inspiration for all the new Chantilly Lace dies by Becca Feeken.  And tomorrow is the last day... so hurry!!



Paper: Maja Design vintage Frost Basics

Stamp: Penny Black Special Wishes

Inks: Versafine Crimson red, Versamagic Pink Petunia

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks so much for stopping over today!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Introducing the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection Blog Hop

Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called Chantilly Paper Lace - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection-> HERE.

Have you ever rummaged around in your grandmothers attic, through memories of the past to find sweet letters and cards romantically tucked away for safe keeping while preserving sweet acquaintances and conversations of the past?  Letters adorned with the finest decorations, now tattered and ripened with age, impress what an honor it was to receive these treasures.  Becca reached into the past to restore some of these treasures, preserving the fine detail, the elegance and the pure femininity into modern day romantic die cuts that are at home on any card.  The collection is reminiscent of petticoats, fine lace and adornments and are designed so that each die works with the other.  In fact, the card front dies are designed so that they can be used alone or two can be layered over each other.  Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  

We are listing all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog and hint-hint you'll want to make sure you leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog too.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

When i saw this collection of dies i was so excited to create lots of vintage styled cards that i so love to do.  For my card i am sharing i used simple but rich colors of fresh crisp linen and kraft and layered the dies to create a sweet and thoughtful Thank you card for a dear friend.  This die has so much incredible detail i had to create a shadow so that you wouldn't miss but a one. 

My favorite part of this die was the ease of how the paper popped out of it with all that amazing detail in it.  This has so many fun parts in the set I can see lots of other layered cards with the rest of the collection in the weeks to come.  It's really gorgeous!!

The hemstitch oval is also one of my favorite dies and will surely be in with my go to's for everyday projects.  For this card i only used the largest die and stamped my image and then layered it over a pretty vintage floral paper from Prima.  This card reminds me so much of a country cottage or farmhouse and i really love how this one came out.

With the Hemstitch Oval die you get 3 sizes of ovals in the set and with the hemstitch design you can use or not use it so that is a real plus. Creating beautiful projects will be so easy.  And this would be a wonderful die to pick up to layer on some of the other new dies in the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection.

But wait--- i have one more to share :)

And because it was so easy to use i had time to create another style of card using the same die but using it as a frame to add my Christmas trees and holly that i fussy cut from the paper.  I found these pretty papers in my stash while cleaning and thought how fun to make a pretty holiday card using the set.  I used 2 frames and the hemstitch design and cut this pretty glitter paper from Ruby Rock-it.  It cuts like a dream and i can see lots more projects in my future for this one too.

I just love that pretty hemstitch design in the dies and it gives it such a beautiful detail to my project but not too overwhelming to add other things into the mix.  

And now its time to share about the prizes and where you can get the new dies!

These dies have just arrived and are indeed available on the Spellbinders Website ---; HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the recent Venise Lace Collection.

There are five dies that are being given away and each winner that left their comment on Saturday gets an early bird bonus. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace post between October 14 and October 17, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on October 18th.  (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 Venise Lace Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click the links to get to more sweet samples:
Visit Joanna   - to see her take on Lunette Arched Borders and Lily Pearl Flat Fold Flowers
Visit Teresa   - to see her take on Coralene's Chemise and Hemstitch Ovals
Visit Melissa  -  to see her take on Tallulah Frill and Breanna's Corset
Visit Kristi      - to see her take on Annabelle's Trousseau and Vintage Pierced Banners
Visit Becca     - Here, showing Bella Rose Lattice along with Hannah Elise
Visit Becca     - for your first Chantilly Paper Lace Project including step by step photo instruction.

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies would is closest to your heart?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Celebrate your day

It's a gorgeous Monday and i hope you all had a great weekend and maybe got in a little fall crafting for yourselves.  Today i have a fun share using a super cute APG die from Spellbinders.  This one is a mate to the girls shoe i used last week called "Gents shoe" and i thought i would go a little bit more everyday instead of wedding and do a Birthday card and a smart looking gift box with the multi loop bow die to match.  Most guys wear lots of plaid so i used that for my starting inspiration and then added some fun colors to match from the Simple Stories paper set that i had in my stash for all the other pieces.  

The shoes were super easy to make and after rummaging around a little bit,  i found some blue floss in my stash to tie them with.  To make my way too cute shoes pop more i rested them on a piece of orange paper that i cut from the Hemstitch Rectangles die set and then also cut an ivory piece to stamp on my "Celebrate" sentiment on.  This is from a super cute Happy Birthday set from Quietfire Design and has lots of other adorable Birthday sentiments you can use for everyday cards and such.

And if you haven't picked up the Multi Loop Bow die you really need to grab one before they are gone.  I love this die because i can make cute bows out of anything i have to match my projects and they are super easy to do.  I made 4 loops of each of the 3 sizes for my bow and then cut a few of the ribbon ties for the base.  It went to together in all of about 10 mins so that is really nice!! 

Thank you so much for stopping over today and be sure and leave a comment so i can stop over and visit you too :)  

Supply List:

Paper: Simple Stories Rad 6x6 paper pad
Inks: Archival Ink in Sepia, Versa Magic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Blue Scrappers Floss for the shoestrings

Thank you for stopping over and have a really wonderful week!!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Bridesmaids Gift ensemble

Hi and welcome to my blog today.... this week i had the pleasure of designing with a  fun wedding die called the "Ladies shoe".  And since i just got a brand new paper pad from Prima, both of them inspired me to create this pretty wedding bag for a bride or bridesmaid.  The shoes done in the roses reminds me of those pretty robes that all the brides are giving as gifts so i thought this would be a fun gift bag and card to make for it.  I loved that the papers were smaller prints since it was a 6x6 pad and i was really happy how all of it went together.

Here is a closeup of the tiny card to put inside my bag.  My favorite part of this die is the tiny little bows that you can make for the top of each of the shoes... they are so adorable.

And of course the colors are so pretty.  It's the prettiest robin's egg blue with subtle grey and tan and it really makes this ensemble soft and feminine and a gorgeous gift to make for someone.

I am so glad you stopped over this week to see what is new with the APG team.  Be sure and stop by all the other girls blogs this week on Tuesday to and see what new ideas they have to share.

Supply List:

APG/Spellbinders Dies:

white and aqua cardstock

white gift bag, adhesive pearls, lace, paper trimmer, adhesive and scissors

Monday, September 25, 2017

A wedding gift for you

Today i have a fun post to share that i just did using some of my favorite dies from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  This month our team is sharing lots of ideas using border and corners so i thought i would try and use the pieces as ornamental designs using the same color paper to make a box and a card to give for a wedding gift.  This is alot like my recipe box i did but i tried to use as much white as i could and then just add bit of pink for the flower and ribbons to give it just a hint of color.

The card was really fun and easy to make.  I started with the center die and put the corners around it to get my size for the card middle.  Then i cut out the center die like you see above to layer with.  The beautiful corners i cut out of white paper to match and glued them on all four sides around the center die cut.  I think it really shows them off and adding 3D foam dots between the layers makes the center die really stand out with the white.  That cute little "For You tag" is from the Tiny Tags and sentiment set and i stamped it with vintage sepia Versafine ink to make it crisp and nice.

And my wedding gift card box was really easy and fun to make.  I used both sets of the corners on the top and the sides because of the sizes on the top and sides of the box are different.  Both are a perfect match and i added the same circle die from Marcheline Plume as the card and then leaves and that tiny heart swirl on the front from the corners.  Oh how i love to mix and match all my beautiful dies from Becca!! It's amazing how all of them work so wonderfully together.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop over today...
and don't be shy i would love to hear from you and where you craft in our amazing world!


Here is a list of dies that i used for these:

APG Graceful Corners One Card Creator
APG Graceful Corners Two Card Creator

APG Venise Lace Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box 
APG Venise Lace Marcheline Plume
APG Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two
APG Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps

White and Pink Card Stock
versafine ink in vintage sepia
light pink seam tape ribbon
adhesive tape
Scotch Quick dry Adhesive
Paper Trimmer and scissors

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lacy in Pink

Sometimes you find a very special die that you really love because everything seems to work great in it.  This new die called "Isabella Frame" from Becca Feeken is one of those gorgeous dies you can use so many ways and this lovely sentiment from Quietfire Design works great inside of it don't you think.  The stamp is called "Where flowers bloom" and I adore this stamp because it so says alot about me personally and i am forever doing something and never standing still so I just had to use it.  

I was rummaging around and cleaning up my scrap room and came across these gorgeous vintage papers that i had put away.  The paper colors layered really well over each other and the stamp i did in a rich cocoa to give it a nice vintage feel.  

To finish my card i just added a few pretty flowers on the side and tied a cute bow with seam binding ribbon.  And wha la!!  It's all done and ready to mail.  

And that's all for today but i have lots of things to share so be sure and check back soon.

Big Hugs...Teresa

Friday, September 22, 2017

Cardmaker/Quietfire Blog Hop today

Welcome to our blog hop with CardMaker Magazine today!  We have lots of beautiful projects to share with all of you so grab a cup of tea and enjoy all the inspiration.....

And...Make sure you leave a comment on every blog because there will be a $50 Quietfire Gift certificate awarded randomly to one lucky commenter.  All the comments should be made by midnight PST on Sunday, September 24, 2017 and the lucky winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Good luck everyone and enjoy all the cards.  And if you are hopping in the right order you should have stopped over by way of the wonderful and very talented Clare Prezzia .....

I am really happy with my card and it was so fun to make.  My beginnings for it were from the new "Quietfire Design" stamp set called "A Rustle in the Wind".  This set contains 2 sentiment stamps and 2 cute add on designs that will really spark your creativity.  I chose to use the "See the Magic" one since i worked at Disneyland.  My papers are simple ivory, pink and green card stock that went with a piece of my favorite paper from Basic Grey.  I had lots of flowers in my stash too so I added them on both of the sides so that brought out all the colors in the paper and really framed the sentiment nicely.

The dies i used for the border under the sentiment are from Spellbinders and Becca Feeken .  She has some brand new border dies so i created a fun design with the Graceful Scallops set on the base of the card in ivory and just added a simple oval over it.  It makes it pretty and feminine and the little touches of Diamond Stickles give it that little bit of magical sparkle that i wanted.  This would be a great sentiment for a family Disney page too.

I also had time to do a second card with a brand new die from the release and another new stamp set.

For this card i used one of the new dies in the Elizabeth Craft Collection called "Flourished Frame"     and a new stamp also by Suzanne Cannon and Elizabeth Craft called "A bit of Fragrance".  These new stamps are clear and you get alot of them in each set so this is really fun and exciting for Quietfire.  And they work amazing too.  Super clear stamping and easy to add to all of your projects.

To make my card i used some Ruby Rock-it papers that i had in my stash to create a pretty colored base and then cut the printed aqua paper with the border die.  I glued all that down and then stamped my sentiment in black versafine ink by Tsukineko.  It comes in lots of colors so it's always a good staple to have on hand to stamp with.   Then i just added a beautiful flower garden to go under my stamp to finish it up.  Oh and the Butterfly die is also a new set that you can find here.  My mom loved butterflies and flowers so this one is dedicated to her !!  

Here is a closeup of the stamp and the flowers just so that you can see it better.

So i guess it's time to hop on over to the next artist Yogi Grunwald

Here is a complete list of names just in case you get lost or need to start at the beginning.

Yogi Grunwald
Gaylynn Martling:
Yvonne van de Grijp 
Nicole Coursey:
 Thank you so much for hopping along with us and don't forget to leave a comment and share your favorite new Quietfire stamp with all of us...  Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Have an Awesome Day

It's been a busy month and a really fun catching up with life and getting my craft on.  Today i have a card to share that i did for a co worker at the castle. It's a little fun and whimsical but those are the best kinds of projects to create because they make you laugh and have fun!  

I created my card with another one of Becca's amazing border dies called "Graceful Sweet Words".  It's a gorgeous die set and i really loved this loopy kind of border that came in the set so i cut/embossed two pieces in black to go on either side of the Queen of Hearts tag and added sweet rhinestones to it to bling it out a little.  The rest of the colors i coordinated with the queen image so it all fell into place and it was really fun to do.

The stamp is from a brand new release of dies from Quietfire Designs and they are clear stamps and work amazing.  You are going to really love these little gems.

Thank you so much for stopping in this week and i hope to have lots of new things to share soon.

Have a really wonderful day... Teresa

Sunday, September 10, 2017

So very Thankful for you

Hi everyone and thanks so much for dropping by today.  I have a another sweet card to share that i made for a friend in fall colors from the New Echo park Fall Reflections line.  It was perfect to add the gorgeous borders from Becca Feekens Graceful Fans die set and also the Graceful Brackets die. 

I wanted to give my friend something pretty that she could put on her desk so i created a simple easel card and did simple layering on it.  For the borders i used one in dark brown to give it a nice lacey look across the bottom and then the smaller edge border i put all around the sentiment.  It really gave it the pop i was looking for and it was nice to be able to cut the lacy pieces in the paper i needed to.

Here you can see how pretty the designs in the border is.  I love the fans and the other border in the set is even cuter so you have double the creativity if you use both of them.  

Be sure and check out all the other girls this week on their blogs for more ideas using the border dies this month.  We have lots of ideas to spark your creativity!!  

Hugs and Smiles... Teresa

Supply List:

Echo Park Fall Reflections paper
ribbon, button
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stik and 3D Foam squares

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Border die ideas to share

Hi and welcome to my blog today.  All this month the APG team will be sharing fun ideas to use Becca Feeken's border dies from Spellbinders.  Today i have a quick and easy card to share using Graceful brackets and the Beautiful Dreamer die set.  

Border dies are really fun and there are so many things you can do with them so first i wanted to pass on the idea that you can just simply die cut and emboss them into a piece of paper to make cut outs so to speak.  To make this one emboss cut out your piece of paper that you need and die cut and emboss only 1/2 of it at a time when you run it through your machine.  That way each side will emboss.  Then you can layer it over another piece of paper to make it pop and add other dies if you want over the borders cutouts.  Mine is very vintage today with the papers i used from Prima.

And then i layered on the Beautiful Dreamer die with 3D Foam dots and added a few pearls and ribbons.  The stamped piece is done on the same paper and just trimmed on the edge and chalked.  This way I could keep all those curly script lines from the stamp on it.  Don't ever be afraid to try something new, you never know what amazing projects you will come up with!!

Thanks so much for stopping over this week.

Supply List:

Prima Vintage Emporium 6x6 pad
Ribbon, pearls

Scrapbook Adhesives: My Stick and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Happy Birthday to you

I am so happy that you dropped by my blog today to see what is new here.  It's really hot this week in Southern California so it's great to be inside and craft a little since i can't work in my yard much.  Oh how i can't wait until fall finally gets here this year.

Today i have a special birthday card i made for a friend and i wanted to make something a little bit more fancy and classy.   So i picked one of my favorite pocket dies by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders called "Swirl Bliss Pocket Etched Die".  This one is super intricate and cuts so nicely.  I used a neutral base mixed with white and kraft papers and then added black for the stamp to make it pop.

And for the little circle i found a pretty adhesive rhinestone circle from Ruby Rock-it and added that to it with a few more pearls and a pretty ribbon that i found.  Here is a nice closeup for you to see.

And just to try something different i created the pocket and then also cut another piece that i could trim and glue to the top of the card under the vellum.  It's really pretty i think and frames the sentiment nicely.  Oh and the stamp is from a new set from Penny Black.  I always love her sentiments and the fun ways she does her script.  It goes perfect with Becca's dies.

Anyway... thank you for stopping by and be sure and check back for more ideas!!

Big Hugs... Teresa

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Snowflakes and Fairies

Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to stop over to see what i have to share this week..  

Today i am sharing a pretty winter themed card that i did with one of my favorite Becca Feeken dies called "Amazing Grace Cascading Grace Etched die set".  I have used this set so many times and for so many different things but today i wanted to make up a card where I used it as a pretty lacy layer for my card.  And for that i used silver mirror paper so that it would really pop and then added a simple oval die on top that is layered with snowflakes all around it on the edges.  I love snowflake dies and own so many so if i get a chance to add one in i always do.

And just to let you know the stamp is from Quietfire Design and I think it really gives it a beautiful message to send out.  It is called "Deep Within the Winter forest".  

Be sure and check our Amazing Grace Weekly Recap on Becca's blog tomorrow.  There are lots of pretty things our team is sharing for inspiration with her dies this week.

Sorry this is such a quick post but next week I will have more time to catch up and 
share some other pretty things i have made.  Have a wonderful day.

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
Visit Melissa  – at
Visit Teresa    -  at
Visit Anita      – at
Visit Kristi      – at
Visit Joanna   – at

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.

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


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