Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop

♥♥ For Newer Posts, Please Scroll Down ♥♥


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.


video

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!! ;)



hugs...


83 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Oh this is so delicate and beautiful and makes me want to go and try something like it. Thanks for the inspiration off I am to hop

Susan said...

This is absolutely stunning!

JackieA said...

Wow...how gorgeous! This is definitely thinking outside the box. Love it!

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

This is just beautiful!

SuzzieQ said...

This design is so sweet. I know just the right person to make and give one of these lovely luminaries to for a birthday gift. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Maryann Laursen said...

WOUW this is sooo beautiful Melissa. And what a gorgeous centerpiece it would make on the table for any party right? Sooo gorgeous, and definitely another thing, I would considder giving a try too for sure.

KVencel said...

Great idea! So perfect for any time you need something pretty for a decoration. And I love the pearl/rhinestone bling! Where does one find those types of embellishments?

Barbara said...

This a pretty feminine candle holder.

Lorraine Gall said...

So beautiful, I could see this being used for many occasions!

Sue said...

As soon as I saw it, I thought that it would be perfect for a centerpiece for a wedding reception. I'm always looking for ideas for future weddings!

Barbara G said...

I love anything feminine and lacy and this hits the bill. The project seems quite straight forward and I definitely would make it if I had the dies. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Lynette Sadowy said...

I literally said out loud, "Wow! That's gorgeous.", when I saw your photo this morning. I love the idea of changing it up with snowflakes for winter decor. Beautiful, Thank you.

Ann said...

tHESE WOULD BE GREAT ON WEDDING TABLES WITH MAYBE THE TABLE NUMBER. THEY ARE PRECIOUS!!
HUGS
ANN ROBBINS

nattyboots said...

Beautiful design ,i love this

Melita said...

Beautiful! Love how this looks easy to put together.

Fab said...

This is so outside the box, but I really do like it.

Joanna Krogulec said...

Beautiful!
I like the video!
Joanna

Debra K said...

Such a chic and elegant look!

scrappassion01 said...

I love the look of this project!
So girly and such a clever idea!

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Melissa,I really love this!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda

Marie Fishelberg said...

This is adorable. Perfect for a dinner party table setting or for a birthday gift for a friend.
Love the use of the die.

Shaunda Snider said...

Absolutely adorable! What a sweet gift idea.

BenteS said...

Super elegant!
What a gorgeous way to use this die :))

Late Blooming said...

Wow! I see a beautiful celebration in this pretty.

Sandy Artman said...

Melissa,
I love this idea and your sample is gorgeous!
Thank you, Sandy

CatherineC said...

Beautiful & elegant. This would be gorgeous in gold foil.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a gorgeous project. This is something I could make as a centerpiece for the tea an organization I belong to sponsors.

kay mcbride said...

Very pretty,every detail is beautiful. I would use this idea for special gifts.
Hugs
Kay

Anonymous said...

How lovely and easy. I will do this for an upcoming tea that our group is having.
Carol b

Migdalia said...

Stunning, Amazing & so Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Patricia Manhire said...

Wow - stunning use of the die. Thank you for sharing!

Trish. said...

Would never have thought of making something like this, Your candle holder is just so delicate and beautiful too. Thank you for your ideas, I think this project is just amazing.
Hugs Trish.

Rene Stansell said...

Your creation is so beautiful, so dainty.
Thank you
Rene from OZ x

Becca Feeken said...

Melissa, I just adore this votive holder, it's so dainty and feminine! Beautiful!!

Cindy Wilson said...

This is gorgeous. So feminine and pretty. I would love to try this but not having the die I will have to put on my thinking cap and take the idea and play.

Lori Sloan said...

How gorgeous....so delicate and feminine. I love it!!! And yes, I would make this...just need the dies first. Thanks!

Darlene Jessee said...

So beautiful, looks like delicate starched lace.

Christine Ray said...

What lovely tea candle holders. They will make wonderful gifts for my girlfriends!

Crafty Cruiser said...

This is absolutely stunning! I'm always looking for new ways to make tea light holders and this one is perfect!
Doreen R

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a fabulous idea and for all occasions. You could could see this on a table for an intimate dinner for two.

kathy s said...

So pretty and delicate Melissa so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Quinty girl said...

This candle holder is beautiful, great job. Christine S.

Lisa Stayman said...

I'm going to pin this as it would be really sweet for a tea at church. Emmeline die is one of my new favorites.

christi said...

this is an adorable tea light. so pretty. I love the different papers that you used for the flowers.

TLady said...

VERY PRETTY, MELISSA!!!! I LOVED your little video too! This is SO DAINTY & just LOVELY!!! LOOK at ALL of those PEARLS TOO!! This took TIME to make!!! Makes me want a cup of TEA! ;) SUPER JOB & THANK YOU for showing us!! ;)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty and elegant Melissa. Love the delicate look... and it's perfect with the tea light. The flowers are so pretty!

FM said...

Just beautiful! I would like to make this project!

Diane said...

This is stunning! So delicate. I love your idea to change up the flowers and use snowflakes.

Vee said...

This is crazy beautiful, like off the charts!!!
I can't wait to try out your glorious creation!
Thanks for sharing
Smooches Vee

Chelsea said...

Lovely! And very creative.

SussiPoppins said...

My goodness... This is amazing! This one is sure on the to do list! Inky hugs

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Stunning project love the lacey die ans is so perfect for a candle. Thanks for sharing

Kathy said...

Oh oh how beautiful, thanks for info on how to make...love love your flowers!

D.Ann C said...

When I saw this on Becca's Instagram, I had to dash right over and bookmark it! I have both of those dies on my wishlist and ad soon as I can get them, I want to try this!! It's SO lovely, I'm enchanted!!!

lynneatw said...

This is absolutely beautiful and elegant.

Cecilia Simmerman said...

Very delicate.... very cute...

Sindhu said...

Stunning One...loved it....

Sandra Smith said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I can easily imagine using this for many different occasions. It is so elegant!
Sandra Smith

Carol Rossouw said...

Saw this on Instagram this morning and loved it. It's so delicate and this is definitely one of my favourite Becca lace dies on my wish list. Your project is amazing and something that even I could create. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow...so elegant!

Lorraine A said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! LOVE it Melissa!! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Leanne said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous.

Bobbie said...

I absolutely love your project and I think I have to have this die now! Beautiful!

Karenladd said...

What a clever way to use that trellis die in a creative way! Love the airy look and all the gorgeous embellishment

Laura said...

beautiful. Not only is this outside the box...it's round lol.
I'd give this a go for sure after winning a die from Becca. Beautiful.

Die Cut Lady said...

Love,Love,Love this I will pin this for someday when my girls get married.

Noelene Apap said...

Wow this is gorgeous! It would be lovely for a lot of occasions. Thanks for sharing x

PinkLadyCarol said...

Beautiful, elegant, and so delicate! What a pretty table decoration.

Chavi Agarwal said...

Unbelievable application of the die..anazing creation..would love tomake a book box with it

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Melissa, you really created such a beautiful project using the two dies. That cinch and go flower die makes my heart ppumsd and you used it so well framing the holder. The pearls added are the icing on the artful "fondant". Yes, definitely inspirational. So.much can be made for the holidays by changing the colors alone. Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

Very creative idea! Great instructions. Definately something to try!

Shari Albrecht said...

I can not wait to try this it would be a great hostess gift!

Linsey R said...

What a wonderful way to use this gorgeous die! I Love your beautiful candle holder centerpiece decoration! I can see it done in so many ways for different occasions! Thanks for the super fabulous inspiration!!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Beautiful - and creatively out of the box!

SHartl said...

This is so beautiful and impressive. Wouldn't they be amazing as table decorations for a wedding or shower? I love the flowers and delicate lacy design.

craftytreen said...

Oh my! this candle holder is so gorgeous! I can picture this sitting in our home and what lovely gifts these would make. I have a number of people on my Christmas list for these sweet items. One of them has to be in purple, its her favorite color! So lovely! hugs, treen

Val Braun said...

Love the candle centerpiece idea. Would love to make one.

Cheryl said...

So elegant. Would look gorgeous on my table.

Michelle Byerley said...

Oh my goodness. What a beautiful project. My mind is whirling like crazy on what I could do for a formal dinner or Thanksgiving. Thank you for inspiring me.

Denise Bryant said...

Such a beautiful centerpiece! Lovely details!

Mickey Mc. said...

Like your method of using Glossy Accents as a glue.

Lori Aragon said...

Melissa!!! I'm not commenting to win a prize... I just saw this in my email and had to run here to tell you that I'm totally in awe of this spectacular votive holder! The beauty you have created is remarkable...I'm still drooling haha! I must put this die on my wish list at once :) I adore you, my sweet friend xoxo

koi seo said...

I thought that it would be perfect for a centerpiece for a wedding reception. I'm always looking for ideas for future weddings!

หนังไทยตลก