Thursday, September 12, 2019

Introducing Candlewick Sampler /Giveaway

If you're a "Gracelet" or by chance happened by the Amazing Paper Grace website over time, you have no doubt wondered how Becca comes up with her names and inspiration.  Today, we're excited to give a little peek into a new collection and the inspiration.  Join us as we share lovely creations made using Candlewick Sampler

Since the age of 12 Becca has loved fiber - she quilts, knits, crochets, does cross stitch and before becoming a Licensed Die Designer sewed most of her own clothes. Fascinated with intricate textures and the look of laces, fabrics, and embroidery, Becca tried to replicate the look and feel of those textures in dies.  Candlewicking has such a distinct look and Becca thrilled at the prospect of getting that look and feel into a die.  If you've loved her lace look collections or that elegant look of Hemstitch, you'll love Candlewick Sampler. 

The Inspiration Behind Candlewick Sampler
Candlewicking is a type of whitework embroidery normally done on cream or white fabric embellished with cream or white french knots.  The series of french knots create the outlines of the pattern giving it a unique look while adding a touch of elegance.  In these dies, you can see rounded motifs that hint at the texture of dots.  Without overpowering, it's a sweet little detail present on all the dies in the collection.  Plus, it just happens to be the perfect spot to place a pearl.  Google candlewicking and you'll see exactly what we mean.
My Projects For Today
I'm introducing  "Candlewick Grand Pocket"
Here is what the plate actually looks like. 

For my project today I made an invitation.  I love to throw parties and do wedding invitations so this was the perfect die to make a pretty pocket with and add a simple but vintage invite on vellum.  I cut 2 corners with matted silver paper and overlapped them at the bottom.  Then i layered the silver and blue papers under it and tied it with a matching  grey satin bow.  I would be so excited to get this invitation and I am sure it would be a party to remember and get me intrigued to come all the more.

These plates 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 for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our blogs on the Introducing Candlewick Sampler post between September 12 and September 17, 2019, 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 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 Becca's Die of the Month.  These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

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.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.comVisit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.comVisit Kate      -  craft2owls.blogspot.comVisit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.comVisit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.comVisit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.comVisit Becca    –

We're honored to have a Guest Designer creating with us this month so as soon as you're done with the hop, pop over to leave a comment on Sheri Holts Blog for a chance to win - we'll pull from comments on her most recent APG post too.  Her newest Amazing Paper Grace creation is --------HERE

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Candlewick Sampler.  Leave a comment to let us know which die is your favorite.  Are there any hobbyist in the house that enjoy needlecrafts or sewing?  We'd love to know which ones are your passion!!   There is much more inspiration in store for you today and for the weeks to come.


Paper:  Hobby Lobby
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Rhinestone jewel: Ruby Rocket 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much for hopping with us and I am so glad you like the new dies 🤗

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects using Becca's beautiful new dies.

  3. I love how different every card can look with the same die!

  4. This is simply stunning and it looks like it's easy to make! Just a gorgeous wedding invite!!

  5. I like how you used this die to showcase the invitation. Beautiful!

  6. Oh my goodness , how elegant, very beautiful.
    God bless...Denice with "c"

  7. Both of your cards are gorgeous but especially love the invitation one so elegant

  8. Wow, I love how this die can look elegant and fancy, or more casual. Your invitation is gorgeous!

  9. OOOH! These are simply gorgeous! I love sewing and needlework and all the cushions on my lounge chairs have been embroidered with candlewicking so I'm in love with these dies! And your cards are amazing!

  10. Your sensibilities are so like Becca's that sometimes I'd be hard-pressed to identify who made what...HOWEVER, I love your use of color, how you think "outside the card" and your sense of play. What variety you gave us with your elegant pocket and fun Halloween card!

  11. I SO AGREE WITH YOU, Teresa! IF I got an invitation like this, I'd be SURE to make a friend of the person who made them! LOL We could CRAFT TOGETHER! ;) Your Invitation is GORGEOUS!!!! AND your Halloween card, WAS a flip in the other direction! LOL IT TOO, IS WONDERFUL! LOVE the "eye lash" yarn; we call it "fun fur" here. LOL ;) I don't have a "favorite" YET! LOL I LOVE THEM ALL! As for needlework, I like to do embroidery & knitting. Like Becca, since I was very young. A SUPER JOB, Teresa!!! THANK YOU!!! ;)<3

  12. that invitation is just exquisite and the bow looks like beautiful jewelry. Love that you made a Halloween card with the same die!

  13. Such a pretty corner die... The invitation is perfection...

  14. Two stunning cards! Love the lacey edge die!!

  15. i love the corner dies. Your cards are gorgeous.

  16. Beautiful wedding invitation with the pocket and very clever idea to make a Halloween candy box. My favorite in the collection is NESTABILITIES CANDLEWICK SQUARES ETCHED DIES. I enjoy needlecrafts and sewing.

  17. Lovely! I am just loving all these Candlewick dies

  18. ohhh your invitation is just stunning!

  19. Wow, you made two gorgeous projects, love them :)

  20. The wedding invitation is absolutely stunning! Amazing that you can use that same die for a Halloween card for a completely different look! You're right! The die does kinda look like the Haunted House railings at Disneyland! Well done! tfs Hugs, Christine

  21. Your projects are just beautiful. I love the colors and the flowers. I love to do embroidery to relax.

  22. Fabulous cards! Love the elegance of your first card, and a totally different effect on the second! A very versatile die set! Lovely design!



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