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.  

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 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


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