Saturday, October 12, 2019

♥ Elegant Golden Invitation ♥


Happy Saturday! Are you enjoying Fall so far? Its kind of hard to enjoy it when it's been so warm. I can't wait for some "sweater weather". I can't believe that Halloween is right around the corner! Which means Christmas will be here before we know it! I don't even want to think about that! LOL Anyway, I wanted to share a card I made using a beautiful Die by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. It is from the new Candlewick Sampler Collection and it is called Candlewick Petticoats Etched Dies. It is perfect to make a "pocket" with or just use as an embellishment. Here I used it as a pocket for my card front to hold an invitation. It would be great any party or even a Wedding or Shower. I adhered it by simply adding some small foam dots to the sides and bottom of the die cut. To make it even more secure, I also added a couple drops of hot glue to some of the foam dots.

   
You can find more of Becca's gorgeous Dies HERE at the Spellbinders Website or HERE on Scrapbook.com  And...hint, hint! All of her Dies are on SALE at Scrapbook.com!!


Have a wonderful weekend!

hugs...


Saturday, October 5, 2019

AMAZING PAPER GRACE OCTOBER DIE OF THE MONTH BLOG HOP


Have you ever needed to make a card and hunted through your stash and found that you could not find a sentiment with the right word?  Well, look no more!  It was out of that frustration that Becca created a sweet set that will accommodate that exact word you are looking for with One Kind Word Alphabet Collage.  

Now you can headline with Sorry, Amazing, Silly, Fierce, Happy, Heaven, Gather, Home, Grow, Friend, Bestie and the list goes on and on.  No need to stick with one word, you can have two - U Rock, Adore U, My Love.

One of the things we share when we share a handmade card, is kindness.  What better way to share that kindness than to put the exact word you mean on the front of the card.  Nothing like getting right to the point! The Alphabet collage is a card in and of itself but the words you can make with the letters that fall out, are priceless.  You can use the 5 x 7 Sentiment Frame or go naked and simply make up your own sentiment.

As soon as I saw this Die Set, I thought of a Teacher card. I guess because of the alphabet dies. But the amazing thing about this Die set is that you can create ANY words or sentiments that  you want. It can be made into a shabby card, or a clean and simple card or anything in between. So FUN!

                  

My Project Today:


I simply die cut the large frame die using some dark blue cardstock and another using white cardstock. I then adhered the white frame behind the blue one slightly off center so the blue would have a white "shadow". I then die cut the letters out using light green, white and red cardstock. I then adhered the white "Thank You" onto a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom portion of the blue frame. I then added the green ABC letters to a piece of red cardstock and then adhered that to the top portion of the frame. Then the red TEACHER letters to the white banner. I then finished it off with some pearls, red ribbon and ruler ribbon.


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 Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

GIVEAWAY:

We are giving away 4 Dies of the Month that include any month up to and including the September Die of the Month.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each Creative Team Members Blog for more chances to win.  In your comment tell us what word are you itching to put on your card? 

We’ll pool all the comments from all the blogs together and randomly pick four.  The giveaway is open to anyone in the world and the winners will be picked on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on October 9th. See the Amazing Paper Grace Blog for Giveaway Rules.


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


                                           

Happy World Card Making Day!

hugs...


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 Project For Today

I'm introducing S5-402 Lace Card Front Etched Dies


Here is what the Die actual looks like.

                   https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/shapeabilities-candlewick-lace-card-front-etched-dies-candlewick-sampler-collection-by-becca-feeken/

For my project today I made a shaped card front using this beautiful Die. It really does look like a piece of lace that has been found up in your grandma's attic. So pretty! I just simply adhered the top of the die cut to the card back and added some pearls and a ribbon. Simple, classic yet elegant.


Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

Prizes: 
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.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Kate      -  craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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.

                                           

Have fun hoppin' along!

hugs...