Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Greatest Gift of All

This week i am headed in a different direction for designing a Christmas card for a friend.  I am often inspired by my papers that i have in my stash so this one was actually started with the worded backround in that beautiful soft shade of red.  And on top of that i added just the small rectangle from the Charming Tag Pocket to create a pretty backround.  I cut 6 of them in white and attached them like you see on the card above.  Easy peasy so far right?

Then on top of that i cut/embossed the middle size Hemstitch oval in the same white and stamped a sentiment on the top in black Versafine ink.  I then attached it with 3D Foam dots in the center.

And the Poinsettia flowers i wanted to be the same ivory with just a touch of the red in the centers. So I used a mixture of dark rose chalk ink and a darker red ink for the centers and i think it blended really well.  You can add lots of layers to your flowers or just a few and add pretty stamens in the center to really set them off.  I  really love the intricate lines in each of the flowers..... 

So when you get all your flowers made and they dry attach them to the bottom of the card over a small bow made with seam binding ribbon.  Then add a few rhinestones to the sides and it's ready to mail.  I really had fun with this one and i hope that you try something fun and new with your new dies from Becca and you will have to share it with us on the blog... we would love to see what you do too!!

Have a really wonderful weekend,

Spellbinders dies:

Shapeabilities Charming Tag Pocket Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Ruby Red Christmas

I hope you all love the color red for Christmas because i got a little carried away with creating my gift card pizza box for todays project.  Since i have been using lots of other colors in my projects i have already posted I thought i would get out some red mirror card and create a quick 4x5 pizza box i could cover.  And wow i really love the richness of how this came out.  The poinsettia's that i created to go with it really made it that much more amazing.

Pizza boxes are super easy to create with just an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and a Scor-pal.  The size of mine is 4x5 and inside I can add some pretty tissue and add a gift card or even a piece of jewelry.
  For the basic box i added pieces of mirror card to cover all the sides of my white box and then cut the new "Charming Snowflake Doily in 2 kinds of red mirror card and overlapped them for the top.  The tiny red hearts pop out when you cut it so i used the bottom layer of red pieces to fill in the top red for contrast.  And to make it stay closed i opted to make a simple band in red to attach the doily too.  That way i can add ribbon to the side and it wouldn't interfere with all the textures that i have already on it.

The doily is really pretty and you get a bell and a snowflake charm in this set.
The are so cute!!

This picture really shows off all the details in the die set and also the poinsettia's and the cute little bell charm that comes with this set.  The best part is that it went together really easy and you can make a dozen of them in a night for gifts this year!  How fun would that be?

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure and pop over next Sat for another new idea!

Hugs and Smiles..... Teresa


Shapeabilities Charming Snowflake Doily Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

Red Mirror card 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Snowflakes for Christmas

Today i have another style of Christmas card to share with all of you using Becca Feeken's newest snowflake die set from "A Charming Christmas".  And... I wanted to use a few of my old dies to mix in with it just to play around.  And this is what i came up with.  Since all the dies have so much detail in them i chose simple papers in blues and silvers and then set to work to cut the pieces out and layer them.  It was really fun and in the end the snowflake die really popped in the center of the card.  

Here is the set and you can see all the gorgeous details in each of the pieces.  You can get it
on the Spellbinders website here <<< or in the UK you can get it from the 

Some of my favorite dies to mix in are the hemstitch series of dies and as you can see i used the square in silver and the circle in the blue to make the silver snowflakes pop more.  The darker blue die set is the Flourished Square from the Romancing the Swirl Set.  I love the lacy effect that it has and it complimented the Hemstitch dies perfectly and set the perfect stage for a layered snowflake.

So have fun this holiday season and get out your favorite dies from Becca and mix them up a bit to create beautiful cards for your family and friends this year.  I am getting a huge stock pile to send this year so far and using all the dies from " A Charming Christmas" so don't wait --and get your order in so that you can be ready to wow everyone too.

Enjoy the weekend and thank you for stopping by today



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

Shapeabilities Flourished Square Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken

Nestabilities Hemstitch Squares Etched Dies Romancing the Swirl Becca Feeken

Paper: Ruby Rocket Mirror card and silver glitter paper/ dark blue and med blue cardstock

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L tape runner and 3D Foam Squares

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Merry Christmas to you

Today i have a quick and easy card for you all to make for Christmas this year.  Seems like for me it never fails that i have good intentions of making something wonderful to send out but then i run out of time---- and well that's not a good thing.  So for my card today it really takes no time at all to make and the beauty in it is from the die made especially for us by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.   The gorgeous snowflake and gold papers bring out the details in the die.  I found some small gold adhesive pearls and added those around the inside edge to really make it lavish.

This die set comes with this fabulous holly border all around it and then it also has this beautiful frame that has a small ribbon border running all around it.  And the Merry Christmas phrase also comes with the set and it cuts perfectly.  Add a pretty bow and rhinestone and it's ready to address, add a message and send off in the mail.  It makes Christmas that much more special.

Be sure and stop by the Spellbinders website to pick up a set and if you are in the 
UK area you can order one from "Hope and Chances Online store".

Thank you so much for stopping by today... and have a fabulous weekend!!


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 !!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

A special kind of birthday...

Since it's the middle of summer now and sunflowers are coming in bloom i decided to share a Birthday card i made with a really pretty shade of yellow and one of my favorite dies in the set of Romancing the Swirl set called "Hemstitch Squares".  If you haven't checked already this beauty also comes in a circle, rectangle and an oval and it's by far one of my favorite dies to mix in with the others.  You get lots of great sizes in the set so it's easy to mix them and this was fun because i twisted them to really show off the Hemstitch and added 3D foam dots to make it pop even more.

The pretty sentiment is from Penny Black and i think it's really cute to send off to a friend to make them laugh about getting older.  I also like the subtle vintage effect in the papers by Prima and it made it quick and easy to make.  The flowers on the side are also from a die set from Becca called 
"Happily Ever After".  I love that Becca adds in little bits of dies to make flowers and other cute decorations to add to our cards and projects.  She is pretty brilliant i think!

Have a lovely day and hope you make something fun today!



Papers: Prima
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Always and Forever Wedding Card

Today is a fun day to mix up a few dies and see what happens.  This is my favorite part of creating as you probably know about me-- so i started with the "Hemstitch Squares" and cut it in white and added the "Trefoil Crest Etched Die" in white too on top to give a more fancy effect.  I guess you could say it's like gingerbread on a house when you mix them, they are fun little pieces that give it more pizazz and makes it really stand out.  Not to mention you get a lot more use out of your dies changing them up.

The paper has just bits of gold in the printed pieces in the set so i used mirror card on it to make it more styled for a wedding ... The other parts are just white cardstock and i used a good heavy weight so that it would give it more of a shadow.  If you only have thinner paper just cut it twice to make it thicker to make it stand out more.  The Always die cut is from Quietfire Design and it fits perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping by today... we have a couple more weeks and then
it's almost time for a new release!!  I can't wait to share it with you.



"Always" die by Quietfire Design

Friday, July 13, 2018

My Gypsy Soul baby book

  If you love making ATC size things then you are going to love what i have to share today.  The GSLC store has lots of these little cuties to make up to be anything that you want but i just got some brand new baby papers so i created a little mini book box and some little ATC Easels to put up in a babies room to decorate.

The papers had alot of cute bits to decorate all of these little things but before you start decide what needs to be painted and get that all done and dried with a good acrylic or chalk paint.   Then you can measure and cut out the pieces to fit on the box and the little easels and it will go really fast.  I really love all of it but the cute little book box is one of my favorite to do by far.

And inside we have an ATC mini book that fits perfectly of course and i made a tiny one that can fit your favorite baby pictures from their first year.  I love the stickon from this set and used alot of them.  Some i added extra 3D foam squares to give them just a bit more dimension.

And my last photo is of the ATC Easels and the cards that go with them.  This is such a neat thing and would make such a wonderful gift for the holidays.  You could even put past family pictures to share each year... How fun would that be.  

Below i put links to all these cute little chippies and hope you will try some for yourself.

  Big Hugs,  Teresa

Baby Papers: Echo Park
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, 3D Foam squares and tape runner


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