Saturday, December 22, 2018

Last Minute Christmas Cards


I am so excited to share my newest card i just made with all of you.  I am a true lover of all things victorian and i think this card really says alot about that.  I love all the tiny details in all the dies and the glimmer plates and mixing them.... well that is the best part.  

There are a dozen colors that you can get in the glimmer but this pink i used for the Joy plate really was gorgeous.  I also used Becca Feeken's newest plate called " Elegant Oval".  It has a mixture of gorgeous swirls and a sentiment but for this i only used the outside piece and heated it with the silver foil.  



And then after all the pieces were done i layered them with 3D foam squares and added some ribbon through the side and a pretty bow.


And then I added the tiniest of rhinestones to that beautiful ornament and the sides of the swirls.  It's so pretty in person and i know the perfect person to give it to. 

Thank you for stopping over today and i hope that you and your families have a very Merry and Festive Holiday season.  And don't forget to check back with us for all the new things from Becca Feeken in the New Year.... it's going to be amazing as always!!

    Hugs and Smiles!!

Teresa



Supplies:



Sunday, December 16, 2018

A little bit of Festive Wrapping


It's getting closer to Christmas  ( only a week away now- yikes) so i am trying to get some things wrapped this weekend and get ahead before we have all of our family get togethers.  Today i am sharing a decorated box i created to put in a special gift that i made.  I started with just a simple white box that you can get from your local craft store and then added some Christmas paper and foil card stock to match my new foil plate from Becca Feeken that i used on the top.


This plate is called "Elegant Circle Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates by Becca Feeken".  It's a beautiful set of 2 plates that can be done together or separate and added for a 3D effect.  I used the two outer plates on white card stock and then added this gorgeous poinsettia and lots of rhinestones.


Here is a quick view of the top with all that glorious glimmer.  It's super easy to do and just a tip for you... let the plate heat up really good and then when you run it through your machine,  go slow and do it 2X.  I like to let it set for a second and then i gently peel off the glimmer.  It's amazing and you will love what you can do with all of these plates for things......

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you all next week!!

Happy Holidays... Teresa

Supplies:

Spellbinders: 

Elegant Circle Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates by Becca Feeken


Paper: Kaisercraft Christmas

Monday, December 10, 2018

Amazing Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop



Good morning!!  Every month we'll be bringing you inspiration for the Die of the Month; today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop!!   The Die of the Month is like a "swiss army knife"  you can manipulate it to do a variety of things.  At the very least you can do a card and normally you can use the pieces and parts for cards and other 3D items.  The Creative Team has joined in for everyone to give you their spin, in their style.  We hope you'll see something that resonates and inspires you.

If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die Becca has designed for Spellbinders - it is called Softly Spoke'n Flip and Gatefold Die.  This particular set has 9 dies and they can be used to make a background, a gatefold card, a tent card and the individual dies in the set can be used for many things.

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.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoken - learn about this die at wwwamazingpapergracecomp34430
My First Project:


      I love to make money cards so using the beautiful die this month to create one for a birthday coming up in the family was just perfect.  I created the fold over part of the die for the front and made a small pocket inside to add the money for the gift.  And behind that i added another layer for a sentiment.  Each layer is carefully matted with off white and a light pink to make the beautiful details in the die really shine.



 Here is a peek at the inside and the pocket that i created.  The die has a fold on it so i created a small one to fold up for the money pocket.


I really love the center pieces in this set and this will be fun to mix with other dies.

My second project using this new die set is:


This shadowbox frame i made for a family friend of his grandparents.  It's such a gorgeous picture and deserves to be out on a table to admire.  Imagine doing this for a wedding gift, wouldn't that be nice!


Supplies: 

Papers: for both projects you will just need basic card stock in ivory, light pink and some gold.  

Ribbon: Silk from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store

Rhinestones and Pearls: Micheal's Craft Store

Flowers: Micheal's Craft Store

There is much more inspiration in store for what you can use this die set for.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina - elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop.   We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sealed with a Thank you


There are so many gorgeous plates in Becca's new foil line it was really hard to choose what to use this week.  But after laying a few out i came up with an idea to create a simple and elegant Thank you card using the "Foil Seals" set and mix it with the "Elegant Square".  

To keep it simple i used the 2 outer plates together and heated the turquoise foil on a single piece of white card stock for the base.  Then i trimmed the outside edge really tight around the foil and matted it with silver, light teal and a darker teal to match the foil.

 Here is a view of what all the plates look like in the set....


So from the Foil Seal Set i chose the "Thank you" seal and heated that with a bright silver to match the silver i used to mat the bottom edge.  It came out perfect and since this set comes with an extra die to cut out the edge of the seal i did that and then used one of my old Becca Feeken dies to cut pieces of silver swirls to frame and hold up that beautiful Thank you seal.  And i had an extra glittery snowflake so i cut that in half and tucked that under both edges of the seal and added a few rhinestones.  It went together in a snap.

How wonderful to make these beauties for wedding a thank you in matching colors? Or just everyday thank you cards to send to your friends, family and co workers.

Here are the other Seals that you get in this set and I don't know about you but I can think of so many things to use these for.  This is a perfect set to get for everyday projects. 

Well that is all for me today and i am glad you stopped by.... hope to see you again soon.

Hugs and Smiles... Teresa

Supplies:

Elegant Foil Seals Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates by Becca Feeken


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Wishing you Winter Cheer



Hi and thank you for stopping over today for a little few more hot foil ideas with Becca's new plates that were just released.  Today i used another of my favorite plates called " Elegant Border Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates".  I created two different styled cards and i hope that you like them.

For my christmas card above- i used the border with gold foil on white card stock for the front layer and then i added layers of gold and red metallic paper underneath to frame it.


I kept it simple and easy by just adding a few banners on the left side that i flagged the edges on and a pretty poinsettia with gold threads and white silk ribbon to make it look more festive.  This one is going to a very special cousin i have in mind and i hope that she likes it.


And for this card i added the darker pink foil to a piece of pink paper that i fussy cut on the edges.  I then added another layer of the darker pink under the side edges and fussy cut them to give it a bit of a shadow.  Then under that i used the Hemstitch Rectangles to create an elegant border and lined it with silver metallic card stock and the darker pink card stock that i used for the shadow.   And all of it was attached to a soft pink card base. 


And just to add a bit of a feminine touch-- i added 3 beautiful pink roses that matched and a sweet silk bow in a matching pink.  Inside to finish it i added a beautiful sentiment I stamped to say Hello to a friend.  I love pink and i know that she will love it too.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and i hope that you stop back in for more ideas and also our Blog Hop coming up for our second new "Die of the Month".

Supplies:

Elegant Border Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil Classic Plates by Becca Feeken



Stamp: Penny Black Stamps

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Introducing Glorious Glimmer Blog Hop


All that glimmers may well be gold!  Hi there, today we are sharing with you a wonderful new tool - Spellbinders Glimmer Machine.  In a nutshell, it's an accessory to your die cut machine that will let you add foil motifs to materials from paper to vellum to leather to wood to fabric and more.  The machine employs heat and pressure along with metal stamps (Glimmer Plates) to transfer foil to a surface - like cardstock.  The Glimmer Plates work just like rubber stamps and in addition to transferring foil, they can transfer ink, they can letterpress and they can deep emboss.  Some of the sets feature both plates and dies!

Adding layers of gold or colored foil motifs creates an extra dimension to the sweet cards you send in life. This is a game changer for elegant cards!  Crafters are finally able to get that professional printer look, but at home and for way less than engaging a printer to do foil.  I like to think that the glimmer plates will make instant backgrounds and borders, but now there's a new thing to include in your pretty layers!

About Glorious Glimmer

Becca jumped at the opportunity to create a set of classic, never go out of style plates for the new Glimmer Machine.  Glorious Glimmer has that sweet calligraphic look that has been popular throughout the ages.  Whether used as a background, framed or layered up with a sweet die cut peeking out from underneath, these plates have options that will allow you to highlight them beautifully in any project.

Join us for our blog hop where we will show you some inspiration on crisply transferred foil that spans from a clean look to a more involved elegant look!!  Also today we have the pleasure of introducing a new Creative Team Member.  Please welcome Ewelina Panka - you have seen and have swooned over her work before.  She creates classic beauty on her ----; Blog as well as on her ---; Facebook and on her ---; Instagram.  Please be sure to subscribe to her in each of these areas and watch as she dazzles with her fine eye for detail as well as her magnificent flowers!

My Projects For Today.



Here is what the plate actually looks like.
I really loved using this beautiful set of 3 plates and decided to layer it with some of my other Becca Feeken dies to create a Birthday card.  I used silver foil as my base color and then added the Hemstitch Ovals die between the foiled layers.  I loved how easy it was to heat the foils to the papers and what a beautiful effect it made to the card. And you can use all your other dies to mix in so it makes it even more fun.  You will love using this!






This is what the die looks like: 

I loved creating these simple yet elegant cards with the new Monogram Medallions and the Elegant Monograms plates.  Each of designs has gorgeous swirls and crowns perfect to do any special gift idea that you have.  And the monograms will be wonderful to customize a beautiful set of stationery for a new bride or your BFF's.  

Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website ; HERE

Prizes:
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.

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our six blogs on the Introducing Glorious Glimmer Blog Hop post between November 20 and November 25, 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 November 27th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).


There will be a total of three 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.  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 revel in the Glorious Glimmer

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Glorious Glimmer Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite plate.  Do you have questions on the Glimmer Machine?  Post those questions in the comments on Becca's Blog and she will do a Q&A Blog post on November 22nd.  Just remember to come back to get your answer :-)

There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more fabulous ideas!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Hop




Good morning!!  Welcome to our inaugural blog hop of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  Today we're here to pump you up with some inspiration for the many ways and many colors to use the Die of the Month as well as to give you the skinny on the club.  Stay tuned until the end of the post when I'll point you to the next inspiration stop in our blog hop.

What is the Die of the Month?
The Die of the Month is an exclusive die, crème de la crème, designed by Becca Feeken that are unlike previous collections.  These are the special ones, the ones that have waited for a special occasion!  What better way than to take you on a year-long ride of pleasant surprises!

Where is the Die of the Month available?
The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available through Spellbinders.  You can buy it -------> HERE.

How much is the Die of the Month?
It's a large die and subscription to the club is $30.00 per month and includes US Shipping.

What's so special about the Die of the Month?
These are dies designed by Becca that are chock full of extra rims and options so that you have a huge amount of flexibility in creating more than one creation from the same set.  It's exclusive and limited, so you won't see it anywhere else and it's available until the subscription quantities are gone.

When is the Die of Month available?
The die of the month is available on the first of every month in quantities to cover subscriptions.  When it is gone, it's gone :-)

Why have a Die of the Month?When most of Becca's dies come out they are themed collections of 12 to 14 dies.  These are the dies that are more specialized that she didn't want to build an entire collection around - they are definitely Becca's style but she's built extra functionality and thought into these sets.  You all have spoken loud and clear to say that you have a monthly budget and that you want Becca dies all year long without breaking the bank.  Well, here you go.  Don't worry, collections are not going away but streaming them out on a monthly basis you'll see one once a month and they are delightful on the budget.

Join other Gracelets
Once you're in, start creating!!  We can't wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies - be the first to post your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit
Why post?  You'll be showing Becca how you use the die so that she can fine-tune upcoming months to fit your groove and you'll be inspiring everyone who looked at the die and didn't know all the possibilities - it's a community thing.

Still, need more info?  Be sure you read all the Frequently Asked Questions -------> HERE.

Here's My Die of the Month Make:

This month's die is called  "Christmas Village Vignette Frame Die".  If you look closely you'll notice that it looks a whole lot like the popular 3D Vignette Grand Cabinet.  That's no accident - Becca likes to make things that work together and add value to what's already in your stash.  No worries though, you don't have to have 3D Vignettes to use this die. 


 For my project i decided to create a decorative box that i could fill with little cards to put Holiday pictures and gift cards for a special person in my family.  I used traditional holiday colors and made sure that each of the colors in the different levels of the piece coordinated just right.


To make my box i measured across the bottom of the finished die and then created a short and narrow paper box that was the same width as the die so that i could attach one on both the front and back like you see above.  I made sure that i added a cute holly paper to the box first before the die so it would add another layer.  And for the front i used this adorable red plaid and gold mat cardstock to cut the center piece.   It gave it a pretty holiday feel without being too fussy.  I kept mine simple but there are lots of other fun pieces in the set that you can use to add on the little cards if you want and i think i will go back and make a few of them up with the trees and houses later.




For the cards i measured inside the box and just under the corner of the die front.  Then i doubled it to make folding cards and decorated them with pieces of the die and pretty papers.  You could also make little pockets inside for the gift cards if you had time.

This was such a fun project to make and I hope you get your order in quick so you can make some fun projects with yours for Christmas this year too!!

And we have lots more ideas to share on the hop so be sure and check out everyone blogs, they are really amazing and very special! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for hopping with us.

More Inspiration

There is much more inspiration in store for what you can use this die set for.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Hop along with us every month as a new die of the month is revealed.  The line up is pretty awesome!

                         
                            

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wishing you Peace this Christmas


Welcome to my blog today on this wonderful Saturday in November.  I can't believe that the time is going by so quickly and thank goodness we have had lots of time to share ideas with you to be ready for Christmas this year.  Today i did a quick card for all of you that love 6x6 paper pads and ephemera.  I had some left from another card i shared and got out the new A charming christmas " Postman Stamp and die set" and got to work.  


Since the postage stamp die cuts out windows i used it for a base on the pink gold paper and then arranged my ephemera pieces to the left of it.  To keep the look of the black tree mixing on the card i cut the postal die in black and tucked it under the ornament like you see above.  I added 3D foam dots to make it pop more and then created a layered back round to really set off the design. 


And it took no time at all so that part i really love.  And you use the die in a different way than it was intended so that is a good thing too.  Pink cards at Christmas are really pretty and i know the perfect person for this one...... lots more to make though!!

Have a wonderful weekend and have fun crafting!

Spellbinders dies used:

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


Paper by Kaisercraft

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Merry Christmas Angel



I have a really fun project you can make up to decorate your house this year or if have time you can make up a few of these to give for friends too.  I started with the " New Angel Die"  set from Becca Feeken and then added lots of other fun die cuts to create a stand for her and a little house too.


To make this really special and angelical--- i picked lots of white papers and silver to cut the die cuts.
For her stand i used the "charming snowflake doily" i cut it out of white card stock and then cut one side off just a bit and folded it over on top of the other side to make a bit of a cone like you see below for her to rest on.  It was perfect and she actually fit in the slots of the die and I added just a few rhinestones to make it sparkle more.

To make the house for her i cut 3 pieces of the "Grand Cabinet" die set and added a really pretty silver printed paper in 2 of the centers to offset and balance all the white i was using.  Those i used for the back and then i cut out the center using the die in the set so you can see her in the middle.
 It was fun to use multiple cuts of the die differently and it came out really pretty I think.  And to finish it i made a "petite double silver bow" for the front and stamped the words Merry Christmas in silver and embossed it and then cut it out for the front top of the little house.   


The silver mirror card stock you can get at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby and cuts really nice with the dies.  They would be adorable to fill up a Christmas tree or great for kids to make for a craft project.
As always try cutting something in a new way or try new colors, you never know what amazing things you might dream up!!

Have a glorious day!!
Teresa


Spellbinders dies used:

Shapeabilities 3D Angel Ornament Etched Dies Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken

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



Shapeabilities Petite Double Bow and Flowers Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken

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,
Teresa

Spellbinders dies:

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

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