Tuesday, July 11, 2017

♥ Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team July Blog Hop ~ You've Been Framed! ♥


Good morning and thanks for joining us!  We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Frame Maker.  We each picked a border from the Graceful Borders collection to work with and spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame background for use on a card.   The Graceful Frame Maker is a die that will cut four miters to create a framed card  from borders, punched strips or tall dies - you can see a step by step tutorial -----> HERE and a video ----> HERE.

I'll tell you a little bit about my card and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.


For my card, I am using the Graceful Brackets Dies along with the Frame Maker Die. This is so easy and fun to do! For this card, I placed 4 of the Graceful Brackets die cuts more towards the outer part of the Frame Maker, which makes a larger frame.


On this card, I place the 4 borders closer to the center of the Frame Maker Die to make a smaller frame. 


Here you can see them side-by-side to see the difference in sizes.

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15.  The winner will be posted 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.  In fact, she's currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)

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

Off We Go!
Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com ~ That's me!
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com




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51 comments:

Kathy said...

Love it, how lucky u r to work with becca...

Anothergrayhare said...

Beautiful card. You all continue to amaze me with your ingenuity! I love all the border dies, bought the damask one and it cuts just beautifully.

Sarina McClenton said...

This one is beautiful as the others. The one border that I love working with this most is the Victoria Corner. This die has helped make my insert just beautiful. The Bella Clair Border is just remarkable.

Late Blooming said...

Oh how pretty . Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

I bought a few of the border dies from Becca's last collection. So versatile.
Love your cards.
Ann Robbins

SuzzieQ said...

Very nice job on the miters. This die looks so much like lace. Love it.

Quinty girl said...

Beautiful card Mellisa. I will have to get the mitre frame. It is so useful. Christine S

Janet Streeter said...

Amazing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. The small design is very similar to a doily made by my grandmother.

Mary Atelier by Mary said...

Beautiful card :)

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

I love this border die when used straight but it looks great when using the FrameMaker. Love the cards!

Annamieke said...

Beautiful

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Melissa,
These two cards are stunning and show how great the Frame Maker is. Thanks for the inspiration.
Maureen x

Wanda Thomas said...

That was very subtle; had to look twice to see what you used but I love it! I don't have that border but it looks like it would present some interesting possibilities!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Melissa, These cards are stunning !! I adore all the Venise Collection and these cards look so different and absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for showing us different ways to use them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Rene Stansell said...

Beautiful cards, how wonderful to win a Spellbinders die.
Rene from OZ x

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely cards! OH, I simply love this new Venisse collection - all the dies are so feminine and lacy. If I have to pick a border, I think the Bella Claire is on the top of my list.

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so very nicely done!

TLady said...

It is AMAZING to see these side by side & see the difference with just moving the boarders in or out on the frame die! Such LOVELY CARDS! (HOPING to get the frame die for my birthday! Then, I'll be off & running, like you ladies! LOL) SUPER JOB!!!

zehra said...

What a lovely card, I like the Bella Claire border

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Melissa, Becca's frame maker it's fabulous!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Juanita Braun said...

It's amazing the two different ways to use the frame maker. Beautiful card. I love all the dies and could never pick just one.

Sandy Artman said...

These are lovely cards, Melissa,
Thank you for demonstrating the size variation by the placement within the Frame Maker. I really like them both and it helps to see them side-by-side.
Blessings, Sandy

Lisa Stayman said...

Thanks for participating in this cool blog hop! Love the ideas.

Becca Feeken said...

I love the border you used Melissa! You made two spectacular cards - I love them!!

Kim Glasgow said...

Such beautiful cards. I don't think I could pick just one die out of the collection, I need them all! But then again, everything Ms. Becca designs is something "I need"!

Catherine Urich said...

Very beautiful cards

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous design in the Graceful Brackets die! You have created lovely frames for those pretty sentiments! Beautiful cards!

Maryann Laursen said...

A very beautiful card here, and I really like the different approach to it with this way of using our borders and make a frame, sooo clever and awesome. You´ve done a great job here.

Christine Ray said...

I'd never guess which border was used to make these lovely frames. Very beautiful!

SussiPoppins said...

Hi...you always do creating work! Like what you did with the boarders dies. I love them all but my fav is the S4-708 Graceful floral lace die....to die for..lol. Hugs

Crafty Cruiser said...

Really lovely cards. So creative!

Donna said...

Stunning creations,like the side by side pictures!

nanpence said...

Love what you've done with the Graceful Brackets Die from Becca's Collection.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Two sizes..! Even better ideas for the Frame Maker Die...

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful cards.

Leslie S. said...

Gorgeous cards & love the subtle designs on your die cut lace.

fusiafscrapping said...

Wow! Amazing card! Love this beautiful frame!

Marlene said...


what a dream job-creating with Becca's dies. Thanks for the inspiration, Melissa. j

Diane said...

Love these. Thank you for taking the time to show us two cards. The look changes with your size adjustment. I'll have to keep this in mind and check out the different looks as well as just going for a particular size. Thanks for sharing.

Noelene Apap said...

BeautIful cards. Love how the milted frames work x

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning card the dies are so Amazing I Love e h one and need to purchase all for sure.

Jennifer Swandells said...

These dies are amazing and the makers of each of the cards produce beautiful cards, thank you for sharing. X

Clare Dempsey said...

Of all the dies in the collection, the one's you used are my favorite! They remind me of my Grandmothers linens! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

GAZ said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing how you created these cards with this beautiful die. GlendaJ

ehbost said...

Love what you created with the border die you picked.

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Jean said...

Just beautiful!

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Melissa. Two gorgeous cards using one of the Venisse collection dies. They are all so beautiful. X

Michelle Byerley said...

Loved the cards and Venise Collection is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us your design.

Cathy said...

r cards are beautiful. such pretty die. TFS