Saturday, April 20, 2019

Happy Golden Anniversary



Wedding Anniversaries are some of my favorite events to celebrate and we have a big one today for a couple that has been married for 65 amazing years.  They are two of the sweetest and kindest people on the earth and I am so happy for them.  So... i had to make a special card to give them and i came up with this beautiful ivory and gold card using one of the new shadowbox dies and one of my favorites from the Vintage Grace collection.  Since this set has stamps included in it, it was perfect to use for my card.


Shapeabilities Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken



With each layer i alternated the ivory card stock and gold metallic paper and made sure that each of the details stand out.  I really love this card and the simple elegance of it makes it so beautiful.  I hope they like it and will celebrate many more happy years of marriage in their lifetime. 

Thank you for stopping over today and be sure and stop over to the Spellbinders website and see all the new dies Becca has ....  

Have a really wonderful and relaxing weekend,
Teresa

Spellbinders Supplies:

Shapeabilities Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set


Ink: Gold ink and embossing powder
Paper: Gold metallic paper, Ivory card stock
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Rhinestones:  Want2Scrap.com


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace April Die of the Month Blog Hop


I am really excited to share about this new die of the month from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  There are so many fun pieces in this new set.  And with all those cute word dies and the other fancier pieces and flowers i can really add to my other dies or just make this spectacular card to give away for Mother's Day this year.

For my papers on this card i chose to use a patterned paper filled with roses in beautiful shades of pink and burgundy and grey.  It was fun to layer the card with all the die pieces and make all those sweet flowers for the front to give it a beautiful vintage feel.


Here you can see all the dies you get in this set.  The flowers are super cute and you get gorgeous leaves in this set too.  And i really love that fancy little panel that goes on the sides of the pop out.  I still haven't decided who i am giving this too so i haven't done the 2 pictures that go on the center panels but you get the idea.  I want it to be perfect so i am going to search around for the right ones.


And inside you can see how this works.  There is a fold out piece that you cut 2 of that will be anchored in the center of the bottom that you adhere the mini book that you made to.  And when you fold it open the whole thing twists and folds out and then closed when you close it.  Be sure and use strong tape for that piece so that it will stay working for along time after the person gets it.  It's a fun thing to do and I am sure they will want to show this one off alot to all their friends and family.


My next Card for Today is:



For my Hello card i just used the pieces of the die and created that back round on a piece of printed pink paper.  I used the arches to put above and below the center and then used the frame of the design part to make a rectangle to put my sentiment in.  I had to chalk the word just a little to darken it up so it would pop but i think it looks really pretty with all those pieces put together in a different way.


To add a bit more depth i criss crossed pink crinkle ribbon across the center under the sentiment and then i added a cute pink bow with a pink flower over it to anchor all of it together.  And to finish it i added a light pink card stock under the gated front panel and then attached all of it to an ivory card.

I really love using all these pieces and i can see me using this die for alot of other cards in the future.  It was fun to make this and i really truly love how it came out.  And it's pink so i love that too.

If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look ------; HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ----;HERE.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
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

Supply List:  Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page ------; HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Your never too old to dream a new dream....



Happy Saturday and it's so nice that you came to visit and see what's new on my blog... did you have a chance to hop with us and see the new Vintage Treasures Dies?  I hope so.  They were all really pretty and honestly i can't wait to mix a few of those with some of the Shadowbox dies.  How fun will that be to do...  there are so many things to make with all these dies.

Today i have a cute little frame that you can set on a table to inspire you each and everyday.  I have a HUGE list of things i want to do in my lifetime so i love this quote.  And of course I used my favorite colors for it.  Lots of turquoise and white with lots of texture.  
Here is the die set so that you can see all the beautiful intricate details of it.  There are 3 layers so each of them would be wonderful on their own for cards and other fun projects you want to design.  Or you can mix them with your other dies to create even more things.....



And here is a closeup.  Remember that if you use thinner paper for these frames it's a good idea to cut a couple of them and glue them together for stability.  And the added thickness will give it more dimension and just look prettier and more richer.  And don't forget those 3D foam dots in between layers.  That will also make if more dimensional.  On the outside edge if you notice i added one of our flower border dies to give it more texture.  You can use borders or even embossing plates for the frame before you put it together.  That part is really fun and you can get so many different styles that way.
Thank you as always for stopping over to see what's new...

Have a wonderful weekend in your part of the world :)

Teresa

Supplies:

Paper: Turquoise cardstock
Stamp: Penny Black
Ribbon: Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Pearls:  Want2Scrap.com






Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Introducing The Vintage Treasures Collection by Becca Feeken


We are so tickled today to be introducing  Vintage Treasures .  You'll find this entire collection chalked full of classics!!  As always, there is a rectangle, oval, square and circle that will work well with everything in your stash and are perfect for layering.  Next are several embellishment sets.  As you hop through all the design team links in the blog hop, you'll see each of the new dies and how we used them.  You will love all the inspiration in this hop.

Inspiration for Vintage Treasures  

There is a special place in our hearts for those things kept in a hope chest.  Other than a promise of the future, they symbolize things of value and keepsakes that bring back treasured memories.  I delved there to find memories, filigree jewelry and keepsakes of old.  From long-forgotten turn of the century jewelry to the edgings on an old tattered handkerchief, I love bringing the past into the present in a style that is ....well, timeless.  These things -- bejeweled lockets, a sweet tiara and vintage adornments from long ago -- provided the sweet inspiration and restoration of some lovely, lovely Vintage Treasures.  

The physical dies in this collection have an extra measure of flexibility and function.  Most templates have an outer rim, and inlay and an inner rim that you can use for your sentiment.

My Project For Today:




My Second Die for Today is one of my favorites with this collection:

Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken


Since this flower is a die set you can use with all your other favorite dies i mixed it with my first die set by just using the biggest outer die for the top of the box and then adding lots of gorgeous little handmade flowers over the ribbons.  I also cut up the center piece and used that for a corner piece and also for the front clasp.   The best part was it was really simple to put together.

*If you had the chance to buy the Becca Feeken box this past year this is the one.  It's one of my favorites and it's perfect for a gift card.


And as to the flowers-- i cut lots and lots of them in white paper which is so easy to do since they are attached in a row.  I chalked them with pink ink on the edges and then stacked them with white stamens in the center of each and glued them on the back.  This die set also comes with leaves so i made those in a pale green and chalked them too and tucked them under the flowers in the center with ribbon.  And of course lots of pearls.

Now it's all set to add a small gift or gift card for the happy couple.  And perfect for a wedding i have coming up in June this year.  


Availability:

These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website HERE

Prizes:

Just a note: all past prize winners have been contacted and their dies are on the way - we are caught up with prizes.  Just in time for us to give away more dies!!!

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 two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the  Introducing The Vintage Treasures post between April 10 and April 15, 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 April 16th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).


There will be a total of two dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Here is our Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Vintage Treasures Blog Hop.  Is it time to update your dies with new classics?  We hope you'll find some inspiration here that you turn your next project into something you love.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friends Forever Card with Graphic 45


I am not going to lie... i love this card and how it came out.  The crisp color combination of the papers and the beautiful details in these dies really make a great match.  And i added some tiny handmade flowers into the mix and it adds just the right amount of femininity to balance it out.


If you have had the chance to hop with our design team for the last month or so we all have been sharing fun ideas with the new Shadowbox Dies from Becca Feeken.  The two i used today are called Adoria Square and the Layered Friends forever Cafe Scene.  They match perfectly over each other and making the cafe scene in a matching black print really pops that part of the die set out.  

Here is what the die looks like for the base of my card.  I used the outer die set and then the middle square die to set the cafe scene on.


This die set also comes with those tiny flower dies that you see and for me those are always a good one to have on hand and make up in big bunches.  You can keep them handy in lots of colors to use on all your projects. 

And this is the cafe set of dies.  And don't forget you can use just pieces of dies from sets to make fun things.  And always interchange them with your other dies to get more use out of them.  I just love Becca's dies and love how versatile that they are .  

We are having a blog hop this week on the 10th sharing the brand new Die of the Month.
It is beautiful and i hope that you have the chance to stop and see all of our projects.

Here are my supplies that i used:

Spellbinders:

Shapeabilities Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Beeca Feeken

Shapeabilities Layered Friends Forever Cafe Scene Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 8.5" Platform


Paper: Graphic 45 and Bazzill Basics cardstock in ivory
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 3D foam dots and permanent tape runner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Butterfly Acetate Gift card Box


I can't believe that it is Wednesday already... where does all of our crafty time go during the week?  Being that it was a really fun and relaxing week for me i decided to have a little fun and mix up a few of the dies from Shadowbox to make this fun pillow box gift card holder.  I have a birthday coming up and wanted something fun and cheerful so i think this will work really good!

Using some of those things you have stashed away is always fun and i found these Graphic 45 calendar papers that made it even better.  I love the bright colors and the banded center with the butterfly really says spring.  I used Shapeabilities Shadowbox Ribbon Threader Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken to created the layered band over the outside of the box and added the Shapeabilities Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken to the top with a pretty rolled rose and bias ribbon bow to finish it.  Each of them creates such pretty details on the box.

You are going to love this butterfly and all the things you can use it for :)



The inside card is easy to make just by measuring where the plastic corners end and then cutting it.  You might have to trim it a few times before it fits in perfect but then you can add a strip of paper on both ends and add your gift card in the center.  How fun is that.  And don't forgot to add flowers.  There are so many dies by Becca that you can use and if you are running out of time you can always use some from your stash.

Thank you as always for stopping by and i have lots more to share so please check back soon!

  Hugs and Smiles.... Teresa

Spellbinders Dies:

Shapeabilities Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken


Papers: Graphic 45 Calendar 6x6 pad
Ribbon: Bias Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.com

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Vintage Glimmer border from Becca Feeken



What a glorious Sunday it is and what better way to show it then to share something filled with lots of Glimmer.  Today i am sharing a new card that i made using the new Gilded Age glimmer plates from Spellbinders and Becca Feeken.  I used 2 plates to create the layers on my card and i hope that you love the way it came out as much as i do.  

It's super easy to make this card with the beautiful foils available on the website and all the new dies in the collection speak for themselves i think.   They have gorgeous, gorgeous details in each of them and that just make the foils glow in the sunlight like jewels ..... the gold on ivory is so heavenly.

Here is a view of the plate that i used today.  I love that its an extension type of design that you can continue on to make a longer piece.  This would be gorgeous for a candle wrap too.


And i tried to catch the sun with this picture so that you can see how the foils look.  I accented my card with a shiny gold metallic paper between the layers and added tiny pearls and ribbon to match.  The inside is perfect to add my sentiment and not take anything away from this beautiful card front.  

I listed all the supplies you need and if you ever have a question please feel free to let me know so that i can maybe help you with anything.  

Enjoy your weekend and have fun crafting.

Spellbinders Products:


Papers: Ivory cardstock ( Joann's Craft Store)
Gold Foil Paper: Hobby Lobby

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


Friday, March 29, 2019

Perfect card for a perfect friend


Hi friends and thank you for stopping by today.  I have another card idea to share with the newest release of Shadowbox dies from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  This too would make a wonderful box front with a small gift inside but for today i just created a pretty card to send to a friend. 

You could also make this style card up in different colors and stamp different sentiments on them to give as a gift pack for someone to send out.  Mother's day is coming up so it's a good time to start some new projects with all this good weather.


My main die for the front of the card you can see below.  It is called the "Lisette Oval Shadowbox frame".   It has lots of gorgeous pieces that you can use to mix in with other dies that you have in your stash too.  I used the biggest outer die in the set and then mixed it with Hemstitch ovals to add my sentiment in the center.  The blue vintage papers give it a really subtle look and the crisp blue and white really make the dies stand out.  That cute bit of white peeking out of the bow is an old favorite of mine called Stack and Fold Flowers.  I just used one of the petals for the leaves and it looks so pretty with the added details there.  

Here is a peek of the die set you can get online...


And lastly for the base of my card i added another favorite Hemstitch Rectangles to frame it.  You can probably tell this is one of my all time favorite go to dies to use.  It really adds that extra bit of detail i am always looking for to compliment the dies i am using.  So much fun and so little time !!

Thanks so much for stopping by today for more inspiration with our new dies!!  

Teresa

Spellbinders dies used:

Shapeabilities Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Beeca Feeken

Nestabilities Hemstitch Ovals Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken

Nestabilities Hemstitch Rectangles Etched Dies Venise Lace by Becca Feeken

Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Stack and Fan Flowers Etched Dies

Other: Papers, Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, stamp by Penny Black, Versafine ink

Sunday, March 24, 2019

She will move mountains



Happy Sunday to all of you that stopped over today.  I have a new project to share that i made using Becca Feeken's new Shadowbox dies.  As you can see the dies can be used seperate and on their own and can also be used to make lots of other fun framed projects too.  You can even get out some favorites and mix them with your other Spellbinders dies.  Its just fun to make pretty things i think.

I went in my stash this week and found some adorable baby papers from Echo park that i had and when i saw this sentiment I got this idea to make a baby door hanger using the 

Shapeabilities Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken


The largest die in the set fit perfectly under the sentiment card and made it that much cuter and more feminine.  I cut it out of a 110 lb paper to make it thick so that it would stand out as a nicer frame and then added layers of matching paper under it.  


With all that gorgeous detail in the frame i didn't need to add much more but a pretty flower and a piece of ribbon that i had to go with all those pretty papers. 


And how cute is this to hang on the door of a precious baby girls room? 
Simple, cute and so easy to make.  And i know the perfect mom to give this too.....

I hope that you liked my inspiration for today and be sure and check back for lots of other ideas this month.  I have lots more to share.

Teresa

Spellbinders:

Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 8.5" Platform


Paper: Echo Park
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


Friday, March 22, 2019

Just a Note with Gilded Age Plates by Becca Feeken



Happy Friday everyone and thank you so much for stopping back by my blog today.  I have another card to share using the new Gilded Age Glimmer Plates this week and as you can see i was really inspired by St. Patricks day with all the green and gold.  There are so many colors of foil that you can get sometimes it's really hard to chose.  

For my card i chose the new 

Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil Plate The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken

This is such a beautiful plate and if you had the chance to hop with us last Sunday you saw what beautiful cards that my team mate Melissa did with it.  And i was lucky enough to have the perfect ribbon and rhinestone to embellish mine with too.  And being the Irish lass that i am i have the perfect family member to send this one off to.  


The card itself is just an easy layered card with green metallic paper and gold glitter paper under the foiled top.  For my sentiment i stamped it with gold ink and embossed with gold powder to get that effect.  And i added tiny green rhinestones on the vines to add a bit more sparkle.  It was really fun to try the foil colors this time and i have a few more ideas so be sure to check back again soon.

Have a wonderful weekend
Teresa

Spellbinders Products:

Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil Plate The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken


Other: Green Metallic paper, gold paper, ivory paper, Penny Black stamp, gold embossing powder, green ribbon, gold and green rhinestone and green rhinestones.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Introducing The Gilded Age Collection Blog Hop


Greetings glimmeristas!    Today, we are launching The Gilded Age - a small glimmer collection with some exquisite plates.  Join us as we introduce five new Glimmer Sets (some with dies) and 1 brand new Die Set that has matching glimmer plates. We've eased into the beautiful habit of building card layers and layering frames with foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System.   These metal plates are just like stamps and can be used for letterpress and deep embossing as well as transferring gorgeous foils to many items.  Welcome to The Gilded Age Collection - Becca shares her inspiration below:

Inspiration for The Gilded Age

I have a romantic fascination with days gone by and the beautiful, fragile relics that survive to create our memories. The Gilded Age is a look back to a time when beautiful things were all around and each item had a story tied to it.  Fineries were hard earned and treasured, garnered with much pride and bathed with love and sentimental value.  Whether in art or clothes or architecture, the timeless glamour of the era thankfully punctuates our lives today.
It was an age where dreamers knew no bounds in decorating and inventing, paving the way for exquisite art, extravagant embellishment and a level of grandeur that defies simplicity.   We're fortunate that traces of the era live on.  One of our present day methods of gilding comes in the way of foiling. Once only able to be carried out at prints shops, it was an expensive process that signaled exceptional taste; your eyes can't help but be drawn to it.
In the collection, I've curated a couple of looks inspired by a ladies stationary desk.  A desk where she might sit a compose "Thank You" notes with care and attention to detail using her coveted fineries of the day.  Each plate in the collection delivers a mark that can be considered hallmarks of fine penmanship and papers.  I'm convinced that each of us has a mark, an indelible mark - the tools are there, calling out for us to use them.


I'm tickled to get to introduce GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings




Here is what the plates actually look like:


I love these 2 plates and found that there was so much that you could do with them.  For my card i used the thickest plate to create a border in the light blue with the silver foil and then under that i also added another layer that i made with the smaller border plate on both sides.  This was easy to do because the foils can be heated one right after another and it all looks so beautiful when it's done.

I also had a white box that i bought and decorated with the wider border that i heated twice to make a continuous border all the way across the top.  For this one you will need some tape to position your paper as you work but the result is gorgeous so it's worth the time. 

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 seven blogs on the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop post between March 17 and March 22, 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 March 23rd.  (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.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop.  We hope you'll find a little bit of inspiration along the way!  Don't forget to leave a comment to tell us which plate you like best - do you have a favorite?  Have you tried Glimmer yet?  What's your favorite way to use foils?

If you are new glimmer you can see this post for answers to frequently asked questions ------; HERE.

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