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

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Wedding gift mini book for the Bride

Happy Saturday to all of you and thank you for stopping over... today i have a little mini book that i made for a bride for a shower that i am going to or you can even create a fancy gift card holder for a wedding.  For my book i used the brand new Shapeabilities Swirl Booklet insert.  And if you already have the first set this goes perfect inside of it and also has an insert for the gift card or a photo on the left.  

For my sweet book i cut and embossed the gift card insert in a pretty taupe and ivory print and also stamped a nice sentiment for the right side. All of the pieces i matted in the silver cardstock that i used for the front of my mini book so that it all went together nicely. 

Here is a close up of the front so that you can see all the pretty swirled detail in the die.  I added lots of rhinestones to my book front to make it sparkle like the bride does for her wedding day.

And to finish my book i tied in some silver cording and just a bit of silk ribbon onto the side.  There is also a piece to make a closure for the book so i cut mine in silver to mix with the die front and found the perfect rhinestone to finish it off.  It's looks like a gorgeous diamond ring!!

I hope you get a chance to order this cute die and make some of these for your family and friends this year... they would be great for Birthdays and Christmas too.


Paper: 49th and Market
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A very special card to share

I have one of my favorite cards to share today not only for the gorgeous die but because it's some of my very favorite colors.  The die i am using today is from the Romancing the Swirl collection from Becca Feeken and is one of the newest card creator dies.  Which means that it designs the complete card front and all you have to do is add embellishments.  I love that so much ......

This was fun too because i love the colors of the costumes from India and Pakistan and i had the perfect papers.  They are so vibrant and beautiful with touches of gold and silver that really set it off.  I added small golden colored rhinestones on the front and a pretty bow with a jewel to finish it off.  Inside i put an extra piece of white on the kraft card to stamp a sentiment to send to my friend.  I know the perfect one that i am going to use for it.

And this is just a closeup of all those gorgeous swirls in the die.  Becca really knows how to design dies and i just love to make pretty things with them so it's a perfect match.  

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your holiday this week!!  



Paper:  Bo Bunny
Gold paper: Micheals

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Knowing you makes me happy

I am so glad you stopped today i have one of my favorite cards i made with Becca's new dies.  It is called Sweetheart Swirl and has the prettiest designs in the edges and makes up the prettiest card.  I just wanted to keep this simple so i diecut the blue papers for around the sentiment and popped them up with 3D foam so that you can really see the design.  And for the sentiment i used Versafine black on white and cut 2 circle medallions from the Graceful Doily Etched die set just to add a lacy pop of white and I also added one under the bow to give it something to anchor to.  

For the backround i used the Hemstitch Rectangle in white and then matted it with the same blue to give it a nice border around it.  And i think the sentiment pretty much says it all.  This is a very happy card to give to a very special someone.

Thank you again for stopping by and have a very wonderful day,



Papers:  Bazzill Basics
Stamp:  Penny Black


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Thank you with flowers...

I am so happy that you had time to stop over today and see what i created with Becca's new dies.  I wanted to make something different this week today to share so i created a Z card that folds out from the center and i used the "Flourished Square" die on the front like you see above to create a frame.  I also used one of my favorite labels called the "Francesca Label" to stamp the sentiment on.

To make my card i did a sample first to get all the sizing right and the folds in the right place on the front of my card.  The i went ahead and cut pieces of a new Simple Stories paper that had lots of pretty colors and flowers in it for the inside and the front.  As you can see the label is only glued down on one side so that you can open it yet it looks really cute closed too.

It was so fun doing something a little bit more country and not so traditional like i normally do.  And the flowers i fussy cut from the paper to tuck in around the edges.  I added a little stickles to them but i think i should have kept it being a clear color to make it pop more.   But as always it's fun to look outside the box and try something new... this would be a great style for a wedding card or graduation too.

Thank you for stopping over and have a great day celebrating your dad today!



Paper:  Simple Stories
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Baby Girl 12 months photo box

Hi everyone-- today and i am sharing a fun box i created for the first 12 months's of my Baby Girls pictures that i have saved.  This is a fun and easy way to save all those pictures you have and you can still have fun using all those papers that you have saved in your stash to do create it with.  Mine is done with the "Trim Organizer Box" and it's the perfect size for photos too and i love how all those tags have such a beautiful shape and make it that much cuter!

With this kit you get 12 tags like you see above and below so i used all my Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl papers and ephemera cards and tags to decorate each of them for the 12 months of the year.  Then inside i also added 5 1/2 inch square cards to add pictures and record all the special memories of that first year.  It's so fun to see all the amazing things your kids learn and do the first year of their lives with you and it's important to save them so when they grow up they can read about it and enjoy the memories that you cherished for them to read about.

I think i am going to go back and add more to my tags but here is just a simple version for you.

Aren't the prints in this paper line so cute... I can't wait to fill it up with pictures.

And here is just a card i did with the papers to go with it.  I was going to give it as a gift but i think i will use it for my daughter and either give it to her for her first daughter or the pictures i saved of her.

These boxes are really easy and fun to make so i hope you get a chance to stop in the GSLCuts store and see what is new and pick up a few for projects you need to make.  

Thanks so much for stopping by......Teresa

Supply List:

Paper: Echo Park Sweet Baby Girl Collection
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Chalk Paint in white, scissors, paper trimmer, twine, ribbons, flowers

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Special Birthday Wish

It's my Saturday die day today and time for another idea using one of Becca Feeken's newest dies from the Romancing the Swirl Collection.  

Today i have another fun and easy card to share using a few of my new favorites that are not as swirly but together they make a really pretty and feminine card for a special someone.  I started with "Hemstitch Rectangles" for the base and used a few prints but I used them under the rectangle bases just to add a pop of design.  This way it's not too overpowering and you can still capture all that beautiful detail in the dies.  

And then i used the new "Curvy Labels Etched die" over the top and did 3 layers of a muted grey patterned paper set.  This gave it a real pretty 3D effect and showed off the dies rather nicely I think.  And i added 3 rows of 1/4 inch silk ribbon under the labels and then tied a pretty bow and added it to the bottom of the top label.  That tiny little swirl is from the smallest die in the Sweetheart Swirl Etched Die set.  It gives it just a pop of pretty without adding a flower to it!

And the stamp is from a Penny Black set and i think it goes really well with the swirls of the designs.
I stamped that in my favorite black Versafine ink.  And now it's ready to send off to a special someone.  Hope you liked my inspiration for the new dies today and be sure and check back next week for more fun ideas with the new dies.

Have a very wonderful day...... Teresa

Spellbinders Dies:

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Best Wishes Card

Hi ... I am so happy that you stopped by today to see what new things i have to share with Becca Feeken's newest die set called Romancing the Swirl!  I used 3 of her dies to create my card today and I am really happy with how they mixed together.  I used country yellows and blues out of my favorite Maja Design paper sets and added crisp white cardstock to cut the dies so that they would really stand out.

For my base i used "Hemstitch Squares" for 2 of the top layers and then on top of that i used a double cut of "Trefoil Crest" die set.  Then I cut out just the center fancy circle from the "Graceful Doily" die set to lay all of it on to the Hemstitch Square pieces.  It's beautiful to see how all those amazing swirls work so fabulously together like this.  And for the sentiment i stamped it in black Versafine and just clipped the edges to fit on the die.  And of course a few rhinestones to make it sparkle.

And to make it stand out more i added 3D foam squares between the layers like you see above.  With all that gorgeous detailing i don't want any of it to not stand up and be noticed.

Hope you all have a fun and crafty weekend!


Papers: Maja Design
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Saturday, May 26, 2018

We have tomorrows for a reason

As promised our team gets to start creating lots of fun projects for you to get inspired by this week and the weeks ahead.  Today i used one of my favorite new dies called "Shapabilites Florished Square Etched Die by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders".  I really wanted to make this feminine and a bit fancy too so i used soft shades of ivory, robins's egg blue and green to make my card.

 For the layers in my card i cut a backround in the darker blue to start as my base on the ivory and then on top of that i layered 2 rows of fancy lace i had in my stash.  Then a layered a lighter blue piece of the fancy swirls part of the die with 3D foam dots.  For the sentiment i cut and embossed the smaller die piece and put it at an angle and then stamped it in black and sponged a light blue ink around the edges of the frame to pop it out.  This really made all the gorgeous angles in the die stand out more I think.

And then just because you all know that i love to add other dies from the collection, i added these gorgeous swirled corners to the corners of my card in the matching light blue.  I really think this made the card that much more feminine and pretty.  All i needed was a simple ivory bow and a flower to finish it.

And that little die i used up on my card came from this adorable tag set so of course i had to make up a few tags with the scraps that i had left over.  The stamps on these are from Stampendous and the tag set is called " Shapabilites Swirl Tag Etched Dies by Becca Feeken".  I adore these little dies and they would be really cute to add to the front of your cards or boxes and bags too.  But that is a whole other post for me I think i will work on for later.... :)  I hope you liked my die cut inspiration for the day and be sure and check the other girls on the team to see what they have to share with you!

Have a wonderful day..... Teresa


Paper: Bazzil Basics Card Stock
Stamps by Penny Black and Stampendous

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Grateful Heart

Hi everyone... i hope that you had the chance to join us for our hop this week to preview Becca Feekens newest line of die called Romancing the Swirl.  Each of us had the chance to use a few of the new dies to create something special to share with all of you, and wow was it ever fun!  And now we all get to mix and match and create even more inspiration for you.  

My die i chose for this week is called "Card Creator A2 Corner Cotillion Etched die set".  In this set you get this beautiful swirled back round die and the center oval and also some brand new flower dies.  I wanted to do something a little different with this one so i used muted tones of ivory and yellow and then added in some tan card stock to match a bit of print that i used for the base of the card behind the sentiment.  This really popped out the colors.

And then for the sentiment i used a matching brown ink to stamp the beautiful sentiment and inked the inside rim of the die ever so slightly with tea stained ink and a sponge dauber to give it more depth.  All the flowers are handmade so the colors for them matched perfectly with all the other gorgeous pieces in the set.  This is one of my favorites and i have lots more to share in the weeks ahead so be sure and check back soon!

Have a wonderful day .....  Teresa


Papers: Bazzill Basics cardstock and Prima 
Stamp: Penny Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable

Monday, May 14, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection

Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing Becca Feeken's new dies.  Welcome to the Romancing the Swirl Collection - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection ---; HERE.

About Romancing the Swirl Collection

The Romancing the Swirl Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders is chock full of calligraphic swirls and elegant, classic dreamy motifs that will be in style for years to come.  Meant to be used together across the collection, every die will be in character with another as they are combined.  Well rounded with squares, circles, ovals, and rectangles - each combination provides the ability to create a layering masterpiece adorned by the extra embellishments in the collection.

Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  We'll be sharing creations for weeks to come so you have a continuous source of inspiration!  We are listing all of the creative team below so that you don't miss a beat on the hop.  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 S5-368 Graceful Doily

My first die is a very beautiful and intricate die set as you can see.  There are 3 gorgeous detailed parts in it and for my card i wanted to bring out the best in all of them so i cut/embossed them in a subtle gold card stock and layered and popped them up on an acetate back drop with gold writing.  Since the acetate is tricky to adhere i cut small photo corners in the gold paper and glued them to the base there and under the center of the die that i cut.  I finished it with a sheer golden ribbon and then another looped bow made of gold on top.  It truly adds a bit of elegance to an already elegant card.  

Second up is S4-928 Hemstitch Circles  

My second project uses the new Hemstitch Circles that i absolutely adore.  I am so glad that this release has two of these gems in it.  The are so versatile and you can do so much with them.  I love that this die gives you that feeling of old linen and the beautiful handiwork our ancestors used to make. It's the perfect bit of detail for all kinds of projects. 

So to make my card.... I decided to use a off white printed paper and cut the large circle and then 2 smaller ones.  Then i used some Tim Holtz ink in aqua to give it just a faint tint on each of them and off set the set on the base piece.  The smaller kraft designs come from my first die that i shared in gold.  They were so pretty i had to sneak 3 of them into this card too just to add a little more detail to the card. Then i created a cluster of flowers with one of my favorite older dies called "Isadora Trinkets".  It has the cutest flower die and makes the prettiest flowers.  I added a few roses and some silk ribbons to fill with the leaves.  And all of this was matted on soft layers of kraft, aqua and tan to finish it.  

These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website.  Because there has just been a European launch, I'd encourage you to go ahead and grab those dies that speak to your heart --; 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 (Romancing the Swirl 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 - Romancing the Swirl Collection post between May 14 and May 18, 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 May 19th.  (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, or the 3d Vignettes 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. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each 
member to see more sweet samples from the Romancing the Swirl Collection:

Also, help us welcome new Creative Team Member Alicia Barry!

Visit Joanna   -
Visit Teresa   -
Visit Melissa  -
Visit Judy       -
Visit Alicia      -
Visit Becca     -

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Romancing the Swirl!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is your fav!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

It's Graduation time again

We have a graduate in the family next month from UCLA so i thought it would be really nice to make her something special to put a gift card in for her.  I didn't want to just give a card so i used the Mini Gift Card box die set by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders and made it black to go with the silver i used on the card and the embellishments.  I had some Doodlebug tags so i thought they would look cute on a silver and pink base.  The silver cardstock really adds glamour to it I think.

For the sides of my box i used one of the border dies to cut in a pretty design on all the sides.  This is a great way to add details without alot of work.  Becca has lots of these pretty borders that you can see in the store.  They are really fun to work with and are some of my favorite go to dies to use on all my cards.

And for the inside of my box i created a little platform to set my card in and then i can add a nice gift card to her favorite store or cash.... I hope she likes it.

Have a really wonderful day and enjoy your Mother's Day weekend!!

Supply List:

Black, Pink and silver card stock papers
Doodlebug tags
Scissors, paper trimmer, ribbons and adhesives

Saturday, May 5, 2018

A little of this and a little of that...

I can't believe that it's Saturday already but i am happy to be able to share a new card that i created for all of you.  I guess if you stop by enough you will here me say how i love to mix Becca's dies and today i did just that.  I used the Hemstitch Ovals for my simple base and then layered on a few of my favorites with lots of texture and some handmade flowers.

It's fun to use a die in a way that you probably wouldn't think about it so after i cut all the base pieces and attached them to my card base i cut the Tiera Rondelle die out of that beautiful soft pink card stock and folded it around the center pink oval.  Then i cut out one of the die pieces from Isadora Trinkets and glued it under the Tiera Rondelle edges to add even more detail.

Here is a good view to see the beautiful details in the dies and also the inside that i decorated and also stamped with a sentiment.  Sometimes you just want to create something beautiful and putting the sentiment inside is the perfect finish to it.  

And my flowers that you see above are created with the cute flower die from Isadora Trinkets.  They make a gorgeous layered flower and each one is hand pressed and then gently fitted together with stamens for the centers.  The ribbons are hand died silk ribbons and i added just a touch of sparkles and some ivory pearls.

I love the feminine look of this and the gorgeous details in the dies are amazing!

And--- if you have time today be sure and stop over to see Becca Feeken live in London sharing her newest collection of dies called Romancing the Swirl.  They are gorgeous and you get to see all of the new dies and Becca too... here is the link with the times:

Supply List:

Bazzill Cardstock in ivory and pale pink and kraft
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam squares and permanent tape runner
Silk Ribbon by May Arts
stamens, scissors, paper trimmer, glitter

Saturday, April 28, 2018

And they lived....Happily Ever After

Hi and happy Saturday to all of you... sorry i haven't done a post with the new APG dies for last week, we have been busy working on Becca's newest release called "Romancing the Swirl" which is going to be released next month and is it ever beautiful.  But this week i had some time to created these 3 really fun projects out of the 3D Vignettes Happily Ever After set so i thought i would share these with all of you this week to give you a little wedding day inspiration.  

I so wish i had these die sets when my daughter got married last year because all of them are so gorgeous and there is so much that you can do with them.  Above i created a simple blocked backround card in this pretty lavender pansy print and then created a 3D little window with the Happily Ever After die set to put in the center with a pretty ribbon.  This die also comes with those cute little flowers that you see and you can mold them to make them more fancy or just die cut them flat and use them with pearls to decorate your projects. 

And then i had this idea to make a Z card that can be folded up to make a wedding scene.  I love this one because i got to add other dies from Becca's amazing set and you can gently fold this up and put it into an envelope to mail.  I used the same papers to get more use out of them and it really makes it pop with the purple but you can use any color scheme to go with your wedding plans.  The card is only an A2 and it's so cute the recipient can keep it out to decorate and remember that fun day for just a little while longer.

For this Z card i also added my favorite Petite double bow die on the top back over the Filigree Veil die cut.  I also used a piece of it for the front and added flowers on it.  Don't be afraid to mix and match the dies to create really pretty textures and architectural elements to your projects.

And lastly i made one of the Grand Cabinet 3D Vignette die set and the Layered Happily Ever After die set for the center.  All of our team has shared lots of ideas in the past weeks using these dies so be sure and stop by Becca's blog for a quick video if you need to see how it's made.  They go together really nicely and the person that you give one of these amazing cards too is going to love it.

So I hope you liked my share for you this week.  There is lots of ideas so be sure and pop over to the Spellbinders website to pick up a few for all those weddings the spring and summer!

Have a really wonderful weekend.... Teresa


Spellbinders Grand Cabinet 3D Vignette die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Layered Happily Ever After die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Petite Double Bow die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Filagree Veil Etched Die set by Becca Feeken

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bundle of Joy card and Invitation

Hi and welcome to my blog on this beautiful Saturday.  This week for our Amazing Paper Grace team we get to make anything we want so i jumped at the chance to use these beautiful 3D Grand Arch dies for a baby project.  And i love, love, love pink so i put them both together and this is what i came up with.  I actually did the insides of the book with just ivory papers and then did the jacket of my 3D book with pink papers.  This gave it a little bit more depth and i added pretty flowers that i had in my stash to the bottom front for a sweeter baby feel.  Sometimes you just run out of time so it's good to use what you have or if you have to make alot of them in a short time.

And for the inside of the Bundle of Joy die set i chalked the wings just ever so slightly and added just a touch of pink at the top and the bottom of the words to make it stand out more.  And of course bling.  I just love all the beautiful details of this die set and who wouldn't want to get one of these beautiful cards in the mail or at their next shower?  They have me hooked for sure.. i love this die set.

And for this project because of course i had to do another to share with this set... i made a invitation for a shower.  For this i created a gated card with just a simple layer of pink on the top of each side.  Then i used the Ornamental Arch to create the center of the band and put the Layered Bundle of Joy die set in pink and ivory in the center.  And that cute little set of baby feet is also included in the die set so i just cut that out in the top by itself.  It is so cute!!  And did you know that you even get the extra rattle that i cut to put on other things too?  It's such a cute set and I love how all of this goes together.  It's amazing and that is why i am always so blown away with each die that Becca designs.  I love that all of them can be used together like this... Even the little band on my project had a cut from tiered rosettes edges.  Yep it's pretty amazing and i just can't say it enough about all of it.  

Thanks for stopping by today and i hope you all have a lovely weekend.  
If you make something fun be sure and post it here so i can stop over to see you too
or just to let me know that you stopped over for a peek!

Hugs..... Teresa


Bazzill Basics Cardstock in pink and ivory, scissors, paper trimmer, rhinestones, lace ribbon, adhesives.


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