Saturday, February 23, 2019

APG Shadowbox gift for a friend

Hi and thank you so much for stopping by today.... I hope that you had a chance to hop with us on the new release of Becca Feeken's newest Shadowbox dies.  These are so fun to use and they really make a gorgeous gift for your family and friends.  I can't say enough about them... they are so unique and so fun to make too.

Today i found some pretty new papers in one of my favorite color palettes- pink and black.  The prints were the perfect sizes and not to big to overwhelm the intricate details in the dies that i picked.  I made a 4x5 inch frame first with the black doted rose paper and then used the pale pink paper in the set to cut the "Callista Rectangle Shadowbox frame".  It also comes with photo corners and that cute piece in the center that i stamped my sentiment in.  I think it's one of my new favorite sets :)

I also wanted to share that sometimes your paper can be pretty thin so with projects like this you might want to cut the piece 2x and glue it together.  I did that but left it at a slight shadow in a darker pink to make it pop.  Now it's sturdy and can decorate the house for months ....

I stamped my sentiment higher on the card for the inside so that i could criss cross pink ribbons and a bow over the gorgeous Butterfly, bow and flower i finished it with at the bottom.  And of course i had to add a few rhinestones and pearls.  I will have to find a cute easel and paint it black to keep this out to remind me to "Start each day with a grateful heart".   It's one of my favorite sayings.

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure and check out the entire release here

Have a very nice weekend,



Die D-Lites Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2" Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

Papers: 6x6 pad from Prima

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Blog Hop

Are you ready to be inspired?  Every month we love bringing you inspiration for the APG Die of the Month and today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop!!   If you have the die, we'd love for you to be able to make multiple things that perhaps you haven't thought of yet.  Stroll through the list of links at the bottom and maybe, just maybe, your next project is at one of those links!

The Enchantment Tall Flip and Gatefold Card Die Set natively makes into a tall gatefold card or a tent card by way of the unique base.  It is much like the December Die of the Month in that respect, but we wanted to give you a tall version.  Chalked full of extra pieces that include rims and unique inlays, these intricate motifs can be used in any number of ways.  If you do nothing more than to create a frame, there are four corner pieces that will help you do that.   The patterns are so delicate and romantic and we've found them to be a charming change of pace.

If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die Becca designed for Spellbinders - this month it is called the Enchantment Tall Flip and Gatefold Card Die Set.  

This particular set has 9 dies and they can be used to make a gatefold card, a tent card, a background, a slip-in card frame with decorative corners, a basket, a purse . . . and the list goes on, while the individual dies in the set can be used for many things.  As always, there are sweet flowers included!  It's available until February 28th and then we make way for the March Die of the Month!

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.

My Project for today is a Wedding Frame:

If you really want to get the extra mile from your dies think out of the box and use the pieces of the die for other kinds of projects like i did for this wedding frame to remember my nieces wedding last year.  It doesn't always have to be cut the way you see it and it will be really fun to mix other dies with it to make something really special and unique for another special gift or occasion.  

For my project i used the 2 outer layers of dies to fit under the picture at the bottom and top with a basic backround and then layered a second set of them with gold paper under my matted picture with 3D Foam squares to make it more dimensional.  I also cut those corners in the die and then cut away the middle to create that fun bar you see that ties them all in on both sides.  This was so fun to do and now i have a beautiful framed photo to put up of them or give as a gift for an anniversary.  

Oh and the picture is 4 x 6 inches to give you a size of how this will work.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by the rest of the teams blogs for more gorgeous inspiration for using this special club die set :)  

Hugs and Smiles,

Supply List:

Paper: Gold metal paper from Hobby Lobby/ Ivory card paper from Bazzill
Flowers: Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Ivory Bias Ribbon from Really Reasonable

As always, each member of the Creative Team spins their interpretation of a die.  To see their makes pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!
Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa    –
Visit Ewelina  -
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Judy       –
Visit Becca     –

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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Shadowbox gift box

I hope that you all had a chance to hop with us this week to see all the new shadowbox dies from Becca Feeken and also see what amazing things that you can do with them.  There are so many gorgeous ones and again it's always hard to chose which one to use.  

Today i picked the 1/2 frame to create one of those beautiful gift card boxes to put a necklace in for a friends birthday coming up.  I also used some brand new papers from Kaisercraft with muted brown grey tones and ivory papers and i think they really set the dies off beautifully.  It was really fun to mix up these prints and embossed papers with all this new die goodness.

For the top of my card i started off with hemstitch rectangles and the layered on top of that one of the new dies called "Shapeabilities Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Beeca Feeken"
This beautiful die set comes with 3 layers of dies and also that pretty decorative piece that i used to tuck in the sides.  Each layer i carefully popped up with 3D foam dots and the stamp is from Penny Black.

For my box base i created a frame the same size as the outside of my card edges.  I cut a piece of card stock to use for the underneath layer of the base and then cut another piece to fold over the top for the card to attach to.  Inside i added the rose paper to line the box and bias tape ribbon to match and also lots of flowers that i made with the new cinch and go flower die.  It's like a box filled with roses :)  

These are such a fun way to give a gift card or a special gift for someone.  I can't say enough
good things about all of these new dies.  You are really going to have fun with this!!

Enjoy your Sunday.... Happy Crafting!!



Die D-Lites Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2" Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

Paper:  Kaisercraft
Pearls: Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon: Really Reasonable
Stamp: Penny Black

Monday, February 4, 2019

Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop

3D Depth and Dimension are the order of the day!  Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring Shadowbox Vignettes.  It is a followup to her popular 3D Vignettes and at the core of the collection are a set of Shadowbox Frames that will allow you to make a frame any size you can furnish the paper for that sports a face that is 1/2", 3/4" or 1"

Whether you are hanging your kids' artwork on the fridge with a lightweight frame changed out every season or if you are sending your glorious dimensional cards is a frame with a lid - there are so many ways to use these Shadowbox Vignettes dies.  In fact, we think they are a great addition to your crafting toolbox.  If you've looked at the die and cannot quite imagine how it goes together, well never fear, there is a video for that and I'll show it at the end of my post.  The video has extra 3D inspired projects not seen here, so be sure to have a peek or even fast forward to the end.

About 3D Shadowbox Vignettes

Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use them standing alone in cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continues the tradition and as you might guess, the layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.  In addition to the 3 core adjustable frames and the four layering sets, Becca has designed a host of embellishments sized to fit your frames as well as your standalone cards.  We're particularly tickled by the easel (necessary to stand a shadowbox frame on a desk) that also transforms into a pocket or a basket.

My Projects For Today.

Here is what the plate actually looks like.

For my project today I wanted to create a sweet spring frame to insert my little birdies and then add lots of layers of lace and ribbons to it.  To make the layers stand out more i used different colors of paper and then added chalk ink with a dauber to add shadows.  I used all three layers but you can use only one or just 2 to change it up a little.  And there are lots of little dies to add more birds and leaves or flowers like I did.  They are really fun and easy to use!

Second up is another version of my die but in a card form this time and I used printed papers.

These are my mother in laws favorite colors so you can see how easy it is to make something totally different just by changing the colors and maybe adding flowers or changing the frames. 

This is what the ends of the shadowbox dies look like.  There are 3 sizes for thickness and then you can make them any size on the edges to create your own unique projects.  My pink birdie frame project above measure 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. 

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 (Shadowbox is brand new so I don't have the dies yet).

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 Shadowbox Vignettes post between February 4 and February 9, 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 February 10th.  (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 Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection,  the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection or A Charming Christmas Collection or the Glorious Glimmer Collection.

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.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, Becca was displaced from her home during Hurricane Michael and is still displaced but will fulfill all outstanding winnings, no worries.)

How to Assemble a Shadowbox Vignette Frame
We know you are curious!  Have a look at this video and watch the magic.  There are many ways to put them together but this is where we recommend you start.  Remember you can have frames any size you want!

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Melissa  –
Visit Judy       -
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Becca     –

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite die or tell us what you plan to do with those you select.  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!


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