Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop

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We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  Becca issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I'll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.


I first started by die cutting 3 panels with the Spellbinders Emmeline Treillage Dies


Then using some Glossy Accents, I glued them together with just a little glue on each end of the die cuts, forming a circle. 


Then die cut some flowers from the Cinch and Go Flowers and Cinch and Go Flowers Two Dies. (From the Cinch and Go Flowers Die Set, I only used the larger flourish die. The flowers and leaves were made with the Cinch and Go Flowers Two Set.)  Hot glue the circle to a paper doily. (for added strength, add a circle of strong cardstock or cardboard underneath the paper doily.) Then just simply, hot glue them to the front of the lantern. Add a battery operated candle and you're good to go! 


This was super easy and fun to make! They would make great centerpieces for a wedding or shower.


The flowers could also be changed up to snowflakes for a fun Christmas/Winter centerpiece.


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How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.  

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

Have fun hopping around!! ;)



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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Add a Sentiment ♥


We have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's challenge is...Add a Sentiment!


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Impression Obsession. I am using the Us Friends Cling Stamp on my card. Such a simple sentiment but makes a bold statement to some one you care about.


I also used the Dotted Border Dies by Avery Elle, paper by PhotoPlay (French Flea Market), some pearls and finished it off with some lace.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August!
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Have a great day!

hugs...


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

♥ Simon Says...For A Child ♥


We have a brand new challenge starting today at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This weeks challenge is...For A Child.


The Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Neat and Tangled. For my card, I am using the Puppy's Favorite Things Clear Stamp Set. Such a cute set!


I also used the Stitched Dome Stax Die-Namics and the Stitched Rectangle Word Windows Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August!
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Hope you have a fabulous day!

hugs...


Sunday, August 6, 2017

♥ Shabby Little Gift Box ~ Amazing Paper Grace ♥


Happy Sunday to you! I'm stopping in today with a couple of creations I made with some beautiful Spellbinders Dies by Amazing Paper Grace.


First I made this sweet little shabby box with the Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box Dies. This box took no time at all to make! They are so sweet! And because of the way that you put them together, they are actually really sturdy. They are prefect to give a little gift or gift card in or just to use yourself! ;)


I added a little ribbon pull on the top to make it a little easier to open especially with all of the embellishments on the top. I also used a Spellbinders Francesca Label on the top as well. The papers I used are by iralamija.


Next I made a vintage inspired card using the Spellbinders Marcheline Plume Dies. Such a pretty set of dies!


The papers I used for this card are from the Primrose Stack by DCWV.


All of the Dies I used are from Becca's Venise Lace Line.

Hope you have a great week!

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

♥ Simon Says...Splatter it! ♥


Happy Wednesday! And since it's Hump Day that means it's time for a brand new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This weeks challenge is...SPLATTER IT!


And the Simon Says DT are showcasing products by Ranger! I used several Ranger products for my card. I started off by stamping the Stone stamp by Tim Holtz on my card base with some Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink. I then sprayed over the image with some MICA Sprays. I then added some Distress Grit Paste and then some Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.


 I then stamped the TH Written Sparkle stamp, which was stamped in some Black Soot Distress Ink and added the TH Butterfly 8 image. I finished it off with some May Arts Natural Twine, a pearl and some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.


And don't forget, the super sweet and generous Heidi will give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!




Do you use Instagram ?  If so, please add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too. 



And finally, don't forget we have a Summer Vacation Kids Challenge going on right now as well. It's for kids 2-16 and goes until the 31st of August!
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Have a great day!

hugs...