Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Together is my favorite place to be

It's almost time to celebrate my favorite holiday with our family and so i am just sharing a quick card that i created using 2 more of the Candlewick Classics dies.  I used the Rectangle and the Oval for this card and die cut them out of some gorgeous papers from Frank Garcia and Prima.  This is a fun country set with some really pretty colors and roses of course.  The dies worked perfectly to frame the sentiment that i chose for the set.

One of my favorite things about Becca's dies is that they look so pretty with printed papers too.  The tiny details that she has in each of the dies that she designs always pop up center stage and for this die you can add pearls or something on those tiny little Candlewick dots or just leave them as they are.  For me i just added a pretty tiny silk ribbon and button and a few more pieces of the ephemera that come with the paper set.  This was a super easy card to put together and i am going to add this one to my box of saved cards for 2020.

So what is your favorite style card... i would love to hear from all of you too.

Next week i am sharing some of my favorite cards from this year so be sure and stop over for a big huge post of inspiration..... Merry Christmas to all of you!!



Nestabilities Candlewick Ovals Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Friday, December 20, 2019

Just to say I am thinking of You

Only 4 more days until Christmas Eve... are you almost ready for the big day?  I am doing really good this year and got alot done early so that i would have time to spend with my family.  And i also had the time to make up another card to put away for next year.  This one i just adore.  I used 3 of the new Candlewick dies by Becca Feeken for this one and layered them with a mix of solid and printed papers that went together really nicely.  

You have seen separate cards from all of these dies but how fun to layer all them don't you think?  I used the Candlewick Square on the base over the printed paper and then used the Candlewick Doily over that on pink with white card stock.  And over that i added the smaller Candlewick Circle to add my stamped image.  There is so much detail to all of these dies it didn't need much more to finish it then to add a pretty stamped image and a bow with a pretty pearl on it.  It's one of my favorites!

I just can't say enough about how beautiful and versatile these dies are.  It's really amazing how each of them gives your cards so much beauty with such little effort.  Just cut, emboss and layer them. 

Merry Christmas and Enjoy your Holidays!!




Nestabilities Doily Round Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Pink and white
Adhesive:  Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares, Permanent Tape Runner

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

So Very Thoughtful and Very Thankful Card

Hi and thank you so much for stopping over today during this busy holiday season.  I still have a few things left to shop for but I am still creating some cards to keep in my special box to send out for the new year and today i have a card to share that i created using some of my 6x6 scraps and some ribbon and lace i had in my stash.  

The new die i picked for the front of my card is from Becca Feeken's newest release of Candlewick dies.  I used the circle today and just kept it really simple with layers of pretty printed papers and a thoughtful sentiment from a Penny Black set that i had.  

The card measures about 5 1/2x 5 1/2 so it will mail easily in a 6x6 envelope.  This one is perfect to send anytime of the year and i usually make up alot of these so i have some to send in a pinch.  Don't you just love that pretty pink rose paper?  Me too :)

So--- that's it for today.... i hope you are getting all your holiday shopping done and all your crafty projects too.  Have a very wonderful day and hope to see you back soon!




Nestabilities Candlewick Circles Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Stamp:  Penny Black Stamps
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

December Die of the Month Blog Hop

Every now and again you need easy, right?  We've become a huge fans of slip-in cards.  They are cards that are cut partially inlaid so that you can simply slip a decorative panel into place and you're done.  This months Die of the Month is called Rose & Filigree Duo Slip in Card.

Your panel can be decorative, textured or simply a sentiment.  The partial inlay can be positioned just where you want it on your card from one side to another or midway.  It can even be used to make a gatefold card or an actual belly band.

You are all going to love using this die to make cards and fun things to send and give to your friends.  The dies are so delicate and you can use them so many ways and i so love that part of this set.  I used both of the decorative pieces on my card... one for the base and the other as a belly band to go over the center of it.  So easy and yet so pretty!

Here are the pieces of the die set above.  You get the slip in base and 2 decorative pieces that both have the backround pieces for them to use as a shadow or as belly bands.  The ends of them don't cut completely so they are fun to just cut out and wrap around something like what i did for my next project.

My Second Project for Today is:

For my second project i used the dies to cover a pre-made box that i had in my stash.  I thought this would be a perfect gift for Valentines or even a Mother's Day brunch to give a gift in for all your favorite moms and grandmothers. I just used both of the decorative pieces... one for around the base and the other to add more detail to the top of my box.... Again-- this was really easy to do too.

Supply List:  
Stamps: Penny Black
Paper: Bazzill Basics cardstock
Ink: Versafine Ink in Black
Accessories: Flowers, Ribbons, Adhesive

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 how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

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

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Becca Feeken's New Candlewick Rectangle

I hope that you have all had the chance to see Becca's newest addition to her Candlewick Sampler set that just came out and have also had the chance to maybe add a few to your collection.  Today i have a few more ideas to share for a little more inspiration with the new rectangles die set.

As we pick from the newest dies on the market, we often find that sometimes the best dies are the ones that you can use in simple ways and get the most milage from.  The newest candlewick dies each have a beautiful raised candlewick design pattern that gives you a rather an amazing result with very little effort.   And wow you really have to love that.

For my card i used the 2 largest sizes of the die and 2 shades of pink patterned paper to create a subtle shadow effect and really make the top piece pop more.  These 2 pieces i layered over light ivory cardstock so that the details of the die would stand out more and used 3D foam dots to separate the layers.   

I stamped the sentiment with a subtle brown ink and used a Penny Black stamp set from my stash.  And I kept it simple and used a piece of silk ribbon across the base and added a sweet bow at the side with a button that matches the ink that i chose for the sentiment.  And to finish it i just added a few small pearls on the top piece to make it just a little bit fancier.  So simple ... yet so pretty!

This is what the die set looks like.  You can make all the shapes that you see above and the base pieces to go under them or to create a back round.  

If you would love to see all the new dies you can check the link here 

And i also created this pretty gift box using the same die and added the new Candlewick Petticoats die for the front of it.  I love to make fancy boxes to put in little gifts and gift cards and this was really fun and easy to make using some great dotted paper and white cardstock to cut the dies from.

And one last very important thing for our APG team..... We have a brand new Guest Designer and she is super talented.  Her name is Elena Ivanova-Dineva  and she is creating lots of magical things for us this month with Becca's dies so be sure and stop by her blog this month for some amazing inspiration.... https://elenashandmadecards.blogspot.com/

That's all for today but i hope to see you back soon!




Nestabilities Candlewick Rectangles Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken

Shapeabilities Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken

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


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