Friday, December 22, 2017

You are wonderful card

Good morning and I am so happy you could stop over again for a little Die Cutting inspiration.  Today i have a sweet card to share that i did with Becca Feeken's "bookmark/tag etched die".  I wanted to make something different with it so i used it as a window of sorts on my card and layered the sentiment ovals and flowers on it to really pop it out.  I kept the papers really clean and crisp so that everything would really go together well.  And...Sometimes it's fun to try new things with your dies to get other effects and change things up a bit with them... It keeps my crafty life fun I think :)

And the flower you see is also one of Becca's dies called "Cinch and Go Flowers Two".  You can make this alot of ways depending on what paper weight that you use and like Joanna on our team, you can use handmade papers and have a whole other effect.  It's really fun.  For mine i just cut 1 of each petal and just slightly skrunched them and then added a cute little flower i had in my stash for the center.  It finished it off just perfectly.

And for the sentiment i used 2 of the labels in the "Curled Grace Oval Die set".  It makes this hobby alot more practical if you mix and match your dies and that way the possibilities can be endless!

Thanks so much for stopping over today and i wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!!


Supply List:

Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval Die
Spellbinders Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two Etched Die
Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Bookmark Tag Etched Die

Papers: Maja Design
Ink: Archival ink in sepia

Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas

Today i have a really special post to share that i did for a very special friend and neighbor that is moving away this month.  I wanted to make something very bright and cheerful and let her know that i will always remember her during the holidays and all the days hereafter and i think i did it.

For my card I used lots of Becca's new dies to layer a pretty vintage Christmas card.  My inspiration came from that beautiful piece of red metallic paper i found in my stash and as i layered i added a touch of glitter and a bit of glistening ivory paper too.  As always it was really fun to make!!

For this this card i really wanted to bring out all the textures so i added a layer of embossing on the paper too that just slightly peeks out on the edges.  It's always so neat to see how incredible all the dies go together.  Everything on this card is a die so it was nice to be able to make it all match... even the poinsettia's.

And just in case you need a supply list...

Spellbinders Hannah Elise Layering Frame Small Etched Die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Breanna's Corset Label Etched Die
Spellbinders Poinsettia Etched Die

Papers: Ivory cardstock, red glitter paper, red metallic paper
Ink: Red archival ink with Stampendous red glitter embossing powder

Enjoy the holiday weekend and see you next week for more Becca Feeken die inspiration!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

A little bit of whimsy

I know that usually i do a post with very victorian styled projects but i do have a totally different side from working at the scrapbook store that i did.  I got to use so many different papers to create displays and one of my favorite lines was Doodlebug.  So having a bunch of those little cuties in front of me i decided to get out my Venise Lace Mini Card/ Booklet Gift Box die and put together a cute gift card box for a friend.  I created this one in white and then cut pieces of patterned paper to decorate the top and sides.  Under the cute little red bird i added a white die cut from the Francesca Label die to make it all pop.  And the cute little buttons and twine on the front just add a fun touch of whimsey to it all.

My favorite part about this die is that i always need a cute little box for something so i can make this in any color or pattern and fill it with fun things to give for gifts.  And i don't have to go out to the store to find one.... love that part so much.

And for my second project we used to make lots of these little paper wrappers for cellophane bags of treats.  They are from a 12x12 piece of paper and you can cut them 4 inches wide or like mine is 4 1/4 so that i can get more of the colors of the prints to stand out.  I just used the Gossamer Knot Ensemble that goes with the box and made a pretty white trellis backround for my Santa and his tree.

And to finish it i punched two holes in the top and tied some Doodlebug twine and added a sticker heart.  And inside is a goodie bag filled with yummy chocolates to give to my friend.  These are great for those little gifts that you want to give to remember those special in your heart!  

Thank you so much for stopping over and hope that you Christmas Holidays are going good!

Supply List:

Paper and Stickers:  Doodlebug Christmas
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Permanent Tape Runner

Monday, December 4, 2017

Your thoughtfulness card

I have one of my favorite cards to share with you today with a brand new die from Becca Feeken's new Chantilly Paper Lace collection called Annabelle's Trouseau Layering Die set.  There were so many gorgeous details in this set i decided to use only solid Bazzill cardstock in a very soft peach for the whole card to really make all the details shine.  And of course a few rhinestones and ribbon to add extra sparkle.

I really love all of Becca's dies but this is one of those special dies where you can make the whole card with the die by cutting 2 pieces of the base and attaching them together at the top.  It's just so pretty.  And I love all the little tiny dots and swirls in the die and the Penny Black stamp i used with swirls really sets it all off.  

Thanks so much for stopping over today... i am in my crafty studio creating lots of fun
things this week for gifts so be sure and stop by again for a bit more holiday inspiration.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Just Knowing you...

I can't believe it's already the start of a new week but i hope that you all had a really nice weekend with your family and friends and maybe even got in a little Christmas shopping.  

Today i have a new card to share that i made this weekend with a fun combination of Becca Feeken's new Chantilly Lace dies.  For this one i used the Bella Rose Lattice die to make the backround base in ivory and then over that i layered that pretty filigree die piece from the Coraline's Chemise layering die set and then i added one of the smallest Breanna's Corset labels to stamp my sentiment on.  It's the perfect mix of beautiful embossed die cuts and they all go so well together. 

The stamp i used is from a new set from Penny Black that i just got and it's fits perfect.  I love the soft colors of the Maja Design paper too and it really gives it a pretty feminine flair to it with all the flowers.  It's always nice to have friends cards on hand to send out when you need them.

Thank you so much for stopping over... enjoy your day!

Supply List:

Breanna's Corset Label Etched Die set

Paper: Maja Design

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Gift Boxes for Christmas

Today i am sharing a pretty Christmas gift box that i covered made with dies from Becca Feeken's new die set called "Chantilly Paper Lace".  I love to get the most from my dies so today i combined one from the last release and 2 from this new release called Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame and the Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame.  All of them are amazing together but i really had fun creating this sweet box with some of my favorite papers from Maja Designs. 

So to make this you will need the Hemstitch Rectangle for the base in blue.  Then cut just the center of the Bella Rose Lattice die for the lighter snowflake layer.  And on top of that i put just that little edging from the Annabelle's Trousseau layering frame.  These gave the layers a lovely contrast and really made the last center stamped piece stand out.  And since i wanted it to be more Christmas themed I added tiny poinsettia's that i die cut in matching paper and inked around the edges.  And of course lots of pretty rhinestones to make it pretty and magical like the season.

The gorgeous stamp is from a new set of Penny Black christmas stamps and was just perfect to match with the delicate snowflakes in the papers.  I just love when things go together so pretty!!  Can't wait to give this one away to someone special..... 

Have a very wonderful and crafty day!


Supply List for you:

Paper: Maja Designs Christmas paper

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Keep in touch

Of all the cards that i have made with Becca's new Chantilly Paper Lace dies this is my favorite!  I wanted to make a card with that old fashioned feel of long ago so i chose muted shades of peach and tan and mixed them with an oh so subtle ivory to cut the dies in.  This die set is called 
"Talullah Frill Layering Die and it's also the one i used for the blue box this month.  Isn't it amazing how colors can change the way your projects come out.

Again i can't enough about all the gorgeous details in this die set and how pretty it comes out by adding lots of flowers and pearls to it.  And it's always nice to have a pretty card on hand to send to someone special that you miss talking to.  

Thank you so much for stopping by this week!!



Paper: Ivory Cardstock, peach printed paper

Want 2 Scrap- 72 count adhesive pearls in ivory

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nice to have a Good Friend

Today i am sharing a pretty card that i did with two of the new dies from Becca Feeken.  There is a brand new release that we are sharing all this month of November called Chantilly Paper Lace and I thought it would be good to use some of the other dies in the past release so that you can mix them.  

This was my blog hop die called "Nestabilities Hemstitch Ovals" but i really adore it and had to use it again.  I found a really pretty sentiment in my stash from Penny Black that fit perfectly on the beautiful label so i thought i would keep it simple and add a backround from the Emmeline Treillage die in ivory and tan to make it pop.   

I wanted to use fall colors so i used ivory, tan and a beautiful rich burgundy to frame the dies.  The Good Friends stamp i used with Archival Ink in Sepia and embossed it with clear embossing powder so that the writing would be more defined.  The gorgeous dies really made this card... don't you love it?

And here's a closeup of the stamp and the pretty oval die.  This combo would work so well together with lots of themes.. even Christmas and wedding would be wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you back again soon!!


Bazzill Basics Ivory, Tan and Burgandy

Stamp: Penny Black

Ink: Archival Ink in Sepia

Other:  Ivory Tulle, pearl button, adhesive pearls, scissors, paper trimmer

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lilly Pearl flowers and lace

I am so happy that you stopped by today because i have a really beautiful and easy flower to make with a new die from Becca's Chantilly Paper Lace dies called Lilly Pearl flatfold flower.  These flowers are made just by die cutting the borders and folding along the lines and glueing them together.  I also used the "Breanna's Corset Label die" to attach the flowers on as a base, and then the "Hemstitch Rectangles die set" from the Venise Lace Collection to frame the whole thing. 

It's amazing how wonderful all these dies mix together but then that is how amazing Becca Feeken is when she designs them.  I adore the detail on this flower die and used just a touch of chalk in to darken the paper on the edges and make the designs stand out more to see.  The stamp i used is from Penny Black and fit oh so perfectly on the new Label die.

And here is a closeup of the flowers so that you could see them.  They are really fun to make!

And that's all for my share today with you and hope you day is a really fun crafty one.


Paper: Bazzill Basics in shades of pink

Stamp: Penny Black

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Lace Ribbon, rhinestones by Prima, 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chantilly Paper Lace with Tallulah Frill

Good Morning and thank you so much for stopping by.  Today i have a very fancy and very victorian card set that i created for a friend of mine for her birthday.  I used a brand new Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace die for this one called "Tallulah Frill" and wow is it ever the prettiest die set.  I started with the card only but then thought i would see how the die set fits on our box and well ... it does!!

The card i made so that the outside design will be more like lace and didn't mat it on a base card.  I then cut the center in white and the tiniest die in the set i cut and put one on both the top and the bottom to frame it a little more.  And i stamped it in a beautiful navy ink to bring out the blues.

And for my box i really had fun.  I used the basic "Mini card/ booklet gift box" set to make the box and then i layered on the Chantilly Paper Lace "Tallulah Frill layering frame die set with the new "Eliza Lace Corners" on the top under the flowers and on the sides over the blue.  It gave it that special over the top lacy victorian look i wanted and i am sure my friend is going to like it and the gift i have to put inside for her.

All the Chantilly Paper lace dies are so pretty and elegant and so fun to use for all of us so be sure and stop back in the weeks ahead for more inspiration from our design team and of course Becca Feeken herself :)  Wow, what a treat that is for each week for all of us....

Have a really wonderful day and have fun crafting :_


Supply List:

Shapeabilities Tallulah Frill Layering Frame Small Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper:  Blue and white cardstock

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Rhinestones from Want 2 Scrap

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Blog Hop with Quietfire Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi everyone-- it's day 3 of our Blog Hop and giveaway with Quietfire Design/ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  It's my turn today to share one of my favorite new stamps with Quietfire called "May we all walk".  And it's from a brand new set called "A Bit of Fragrance".  With all the things going on the world today I think this is a perfect sentiment to share with everyone.

For my card i went with a simple layering technique overlapping different colors and layers of dies that coordinated with my flowers and the stamp that i picked.  I used lots of 3D Foam Squares to divide the layers and attach the flowers and a few small adhesive Dodz to attach the ribbon.  And of course to glue all the layers together i used my favorite EZ Runner Permanent Strip tape runner that i couldn't live without.  It's my absolute favorite.

And here is a closeup of the stamp and all the pretty layers i did with the foam squares.  

There are lots of prizes too so be sure and hop on over to the Quietfire Blog and the Scrapbook Adhesives by3L blog today to see more ideas with all the new collections  and get in for a chance to win.....

Quietfire Design:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:

Spellbinders Die:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chantilly Lace introduces Hannah Elise

I have another card to share today that i did using another one of my favorite dies from the new Chantilly Lace collection from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  This beautiful die is called "Shapeabilities Hannah Elise".  It's such a gorgeous die set and has such beautiful pieces in it and i paired it with my favorite Hemstitch Rectangles, Cinch and Go Flowers Two and Isadora Trinkets.  

The yummy pink printed papers are from Maja Design and that too is one of my favorite companies to pair these gorgeous dies with.  And the flowers were really easy and fun to make and since i die cut them from the same papers they matched perfectly.  I am going to have to give this to someone really special.... I really like how this card came out.

And....If you haven't joined our hop yet be sure and go to the Amazing Paper Grace blog and check it out.  We have lots of prizes and wonderful inspiration for all the new Chantilly Lace dies by Becca Feeken.  And tomorrow is the last day... so hurry!!



Paper: Maja Design vintage Frost Basics

Stamp: Penny Black Special Wishes

Inks: Versafine Crimson red, Versamagic Pink Petunia

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks so much for stopping over today!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Introducing the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection Blog Hop

Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called Chantilly Paper Lace - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection-> HERE.

Have you ever rummaged around in your grandmothers attic, through memories of the past to find sweet letters and cards romantically tucked away for safe keeping while preserving sweet acquaintances and conversations of the past?  Letters adorned with the finest decorations, now tattered and ripened with age, impress what an honor it was to receive these treasures.  Becca reached into the past to restore some of these treasures, preserving the fine detail, the elegance and the pure femininity into modern day romantic die cuts that are at home on any card.  The collection is reminiscent of petticoats, fine lace and adornments and are designed so that each die works with the other.  In fact, the card front dies are designed so that they can be used alone or two can be layered over each other.  Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  

We are listing all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog and hint-hint you'll want to make sure you leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog too.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

When i saw this collection of dies i was so excited to create lots of vintage styled cards that i so love to do.  For my card i am sharing i used simple but rich colors of fresh crisp linen and kraft and layered the dies to create a sweet and thoughtful Thank you card for a dear friend.  This die has so much incredible detail i had to create a shadow so that you wouldn't miss but a one. 

My favorite part of this die was the ease of how the paper popped out of it with all that amazing detail in it.  This has so many fun parts in the set I can see lots of other layered cards with the rest of the collection in the weeks to come.  It's really gorgeous!!

The hemstitch oval is also one of my favorite dies and will surely be in with my go to's for everyday projects.  For this card i only used the largest die and stamped my image and then layered it over a pretty vintage floral paper from Prima.  This card reminds me so much of a country cottage or farmhouse and i really love how this one came out.

With the Hemstitch Oval die you get 3 sizes of ovals in the set and with the hemstitch design you can use or not use it so that is a real plus. Creating beautiful projects will be so easy.  And this would be a wonderful die to pick up to layer on some of the other new dies in the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection.

But wait--- i have one more to share :)

And because it was so easy to use i had time to create another style of card using the same die but using it as a frame to add my Christmas trees and holly that i fussy cut from the paper.  I found these pretty papers in my stash while cleaning and thought how fun to make a pretty holiday card using the set.  I used 2 frames and the hemstitch design and cut this pretty glitter paper from Ruby Rock-it.  It cuts like a dream and i can see lots more projects in my future for this one too.

I just love that pretty hemstitch design in the dies and it gives it such a beautiful detail to my project but not too overwhelming to add other things into the mix.  

And now its time to share about the prizes and where you can get the new dies!

These dies have just arrived and are indeed available on the Spellbinders Website ---; HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the recent Venise Lace Collection.

There are five dies that are being given away and each winner that left their comment on Saturday gets an early bird bonus. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace post between October 14 and October 17, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on October 18th.  (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 Venise Lace Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of 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 the links to get to more sweet samples:
Visit Joanna   - to see her take on Lunette Arched Borders and Lily Pearl Flat Fold Flowers
Visit Teresa   - to see her take on Coralene's Chemise and Hemstitch Ovals
Visit Melissa  -  to see her take on Tallulah Frill and Breanna's Corset
Visit Kristi      - to see her take on Annabelle's Trousseau and Vintage Pierced Banners
Visit Becca     - Here, showing Bella Rose Lattice along with Hannah Elise
Visit Becca     - for your first Chantilly Paper Lace Project including step by step photo instruction.

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies would is closest to your heart?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Celebrate your day

It's a gorgeous Monday and i hope you all had a great weekend and maybe got in a little fall crafting for yourselves.  Today i have a fun share using a super cute APG die from Spellbinders.  This one is a mate to the girls shoe i used last week called "Gents shoe" and i thought i would go a little bit more everyday instead of wedding and do a Birthday card and a smart looking gift box with the multi loop bow die to match.  Most guys wear lots of plaid so i used that for my starting inspiration and then added some fun colors to match from the Simple Stories paper set that i had in my stash for all the other pieces.  

The shoes were super easy to make and after rummaging around a little bit,  i found some blue floss in my stash to tie them with.  To make my way too cute shoes pop more i rested them on a piece of orange paper that i cut from the Hemstitch Rectangles die set and then also cut an ivory piece to stamp on my "Celebrate" sentiment on.  This is from a super cute Happy Birthday set from Quietfire Design and has lots of other adorable Birthday sentiments you can use for everyday cards and such.

And if you haven't picked up the Multi Loop Bow die you really need to grab one before they are gone.  I love this die because i can make cute bows out of anything i have to match my projects and they are super easy to do.  I made 4 loops of each of the 3 sizes for my bow and then cut a few of the ribbon ties for the base.  It went to together in all of about 10 mins so that is really nice!! 

Thank you so much for stopping over today and be sure and leave a comment so i can stop over and visit you too :)  

Supply List:

Paper: Simple Stories Rad 6x6 paper pad
Inks: Archival Ink in Sepia, Versa Magic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Blue Scrappers Floss for the shoestrings

Thank you for stopping over and have a really wonderful week!!


Monday, October 2, 2017

Bridesmaids Gift ensemble

Hi and welcome to my blog today.... this week i had the pleasure of designing with a  fun wedding die called the "Ladies shoe".  And since i just got a brand new paper pad from Prima, both of them inspired me to create this pretty wedding bag for a bride or bridesmaid.  The shoes done in the roses reminds me of those pretty robes that all the brides are giving as gifts so i thought this would be a fun gift bag and card to make for it.  I loved that the papers were smaller prints since it was a 6x6 pad and i was really happy how all of it went together.

Here is a closeup of the tiny card to put inside my bag.  My favorite part of this die is the tiny little bows that you can make for the top of each of the shoes... they are so adorable.

And of course the colors are so pretty.  It's the prettiest robin's egg blue with subtle grey and tan and it really makes this ensemble soft and feminine and a gorgeous gift to make for someone.

I am so glad you stopped over this week to see what is new with the APG team.  Be sure and stop by all the other girls blogs this week on Tuesday to and see what new ideas they have to share.

Supply List:

APG/Spellbinders Dies:

white and aqua cardstock

white gift bag, adhesive pearls, lace, paper trimmer, adhesive and scissors

Monday, September 25, 2017

A wedding gift for you

Today i have a fun post to share that i just did using some of my favorite dies from Becca Feeken and Spellbinders.  This month our team is sharing lots of ideas using border and corners so i thought i would try and use the pieces as ornamental designs using the same color paper to make a box and a card to give for a wedding gift.  This is alot like my recipe box i did but i tried to use as much white as i could and then just add bit of pink for the flower and ribbons to give it just a hint of color.

The card was really fun and easy to make.  I started with the center die and put the corners around it to get my size for the card middle.  Then i cut out the center die like you see above to layer with.  The beautiful corners i cut out of white paper to match and glued them on all four sides around the center die cut.  I think it really shows them off and adding 3D foam dots between the layers makes the center die really stand out with the white.  That cute little "For You tag" is from the Tiny Tags and sentiment set and i stamped it with vintage sepia Versafine ink to make it crisp and nice.

And my wedding gift card box was really easy and fun to make.  I used both sets of the corners on the top and the sides because of the sizes on the top and sides of the box are different.  Both are a perfect match and i added the same circle die from Marcheline Plume as the card and then leaves and that tiny heart swirl on the front from the corners.  Oh how i love to mix and match all my beautiful dies from Becca!! It's amazing how all of them work so wonderfully together.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop over today...
and don't be shy i would love to hear from you and where you craft in our amazing world!


Here is a list of dies that i used for these:

APG Graceful Corners One Card Creator
APG Graceful Corners Two Card Creator

APG Venise Lace Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box 
APG Venise Lace Marcheline Plume
APG Venise Lace Cinch and Go Flowers Two
APG Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps

White and Pink Card Stock
versafine ink in vintage sepia
light pink seam tape ribbon
adhesive tape
Scotch Quick dry Adhesive
Paper Trimmer and scissors


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