Thursday, February 21, 2019

♥ Elegant Jewelry Gift Box ♥

Hi there! Stopping in today with a fun project that I want to share with you. I used some of the dies from the new Shadowbox Vignettes Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. I made a Jewelry Gift Box that can also be used as a little Jewelry Box. So it's a gift within a gift. And it was super easy to make, thanks to Becca's incredible Dies! :)

I started by making a frame with the Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 3/4" Border. I then made a top using a piece of cardboard which I then covered in blue cardstock to match the frame. I then scored a 1/2" line at one end and folded it over the edge of the frame securing it with hot glue. Here is the back of it.

I then added the Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies on the top of the box and then embellished with lots of pearls, gem strips and ribbon. I added a little crystal in the front to serve as the "handle" to open the box.

This would make a wonderful presentation to someone on their Wedding or Anniversary. Whether you include a piece of jewelry, a card or a gift card, it is something that will be treasured, for sure.

You can find all of Becca's wonderful Dies HERE!

Have a super AMAZING day!


Sunday, February 17, 2019


Are you ready to be inspired?  Every month we love bringing you inspiration for the Die of the Month and today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop for February!!   If you have the die, we'd love for you to be able to make multiple things that perhaps you haven't thought of yet.  Stroll through the list of links at the bottom and maybe, just maybe, your next project is at one of those links!

The Enchantment Tall Flip and Gatefold Card Die Set natively makes into a tall gatefold card or a tent card by way of the unique base.  It is much like the December Die of the Month in that respect, but we wanted to give you a tall version.  Chalked full of extra pieces that include rims and unique inlays, these intricate motifs can be used in any number of ways.  If you do nothing more than to create a frame, there are four corner pieces that will help you do that.   The patterns are so delicate and romantic and we've found them to be a charming change of pace.

If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die Becca designed for Spellbinders - it is called the Enchantment Tall Flip and Gatefold Card Die Set.  

This particular set has 9 dies and they can be used to make a gatefold card, a tent card, a background, a slip-in card frame with decorative corners, a basket, a purse . . . and the list goes on, while the individual dies in the set can be used for many things.  As always, there are sweet flowers included!  It's available until February 28th and then we make way for the March Die of the Month!

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.

My card today:

This Die Set makes such an elegant card. Love the insert design and the corner dies as well. I added some gold poster board behind the Die cuts to give it some shimmer and dimension. The sentiment is by Penny Black. 

Next I made a quick and easy candle/jar wrap. This would look so pretty on a table for a wedding, birthday or any occasion really. All I used was the insert Dies along with the small rectangle Die.

As always, each member of the Creative Team spins their interpretation of a die.  To see their makes pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Judy       –
Visit Becca     –

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


Have fun hopping along!


Monday, February 11, 2019

♥ Callista Rectangles - Shadowbox Vignettes ♥

Hi there. Stopping in today with a card I made with some of the new dies from the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. The base of the card is the Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Dies. Such a beautiful set that can go together with so many other dies by Becca.

The flowers were made using the Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies. And I also used the new Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Dies. Love those butterflies. They come in 2 different sizes. The papers I used are from the Prima Lavender Paper Pad and the stamped sentiment is by Penny Black.

You can find all of Becca's AMAZING Dies HERE!

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, February 9, 2019

♥ Shadowbox Vignettes Friends Cafe Scene ♥

Hello. Have you seen the new Shadowbox Vignettes Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders yet? They are so beautiful and so fun to make. You can make frames of all different sizes, a shadowbox like I did here, cards, scrapbook layouts and more.

For this shadowbox, I am using the 1" Adjustable Shadowbox Frame Dies along with the Lisette Oval Shadowbox Frame Dies and the Layered Friends Forever Cafe Scene Etched Dies. How fun are these layering dies?! So sweet!

You can find the entire Shadowbox Vignettes Collection HERE!

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Monday, February 4, 2019


3D Depth and Dimension are the order of the day!  Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring Shadowbox Vignettes.  It is a followup to her popular 3D Vignettes and at the core of the collection are a set of Shadowbox Frames that will allow you to make a frame any size you can furnish the paper for that sports a face that is 1/2", 3/4" or 1"

Whether you are hanging your kids' artwork on the fridge with a lightweight frame changed out every season or if you are sending your glorious dimensional cards is a frame with a lid - there are so many ways to use these Shadowbox Vignettes dies.  In fact, we think they are a great addition to your crafting toolbox.  If you've looked at the die and cannot quite imagine how it goes together, well never fear, there is a video for that and I'll show it at the end of my post.  The video has extra 3D inspired projects not seen here, so be sure to have a peek or even fast forward to the end.

About 3D Shadowbox Vignettes

Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use them standing alone in cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continues the tradition and as you might guess, the layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.  In addition to the 3 core adjustable frames and the four layering sets, Becca has designed a host of embellishments sized to fit your frames as well as your standalone cards.  We're particularly tickled by the easel (necessary to stand a shadowbox frame on a desk) that also transforms into a pocket or a basket.

I made this to have a decorative frame in the front to display and the card attached to the back. So it's a gift and card in one. These Shadowbox Dies are simply AMAZING!! So fun to make them! And so easy too! (See Video at end of Post!)

This Die Set is so beautiful! I love how it frames the shadowbox so beautifully. Gives a project such amazing dimension.

This is what the Dies actually look like.

                   Die D-Lites Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2" Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

                   Shapeabilities Adoria Square Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Beeca Feeken

Second up is S4-987 Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies

These butterflies are drop dead gorgeous!! Perfect for a shadowbox, card or layout.

I simply die cut 2 butterflies out in 2 shades of pink and layered them over one another. I then added the body in gold to give it some glimmer.

This is what these Dies look like.

                   Shapeabilities Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken

And last but not least, Next up is, S4-986 Filigree Shadowbox Easel and Pocket

I made a simple and quick, Gift Card Holder with the Adoria Square and Filigree Easel and Pocket Dies. This could also be a great place card setting as well.

I simply die cut the Adoria Square Die and folded it in half. I then cut off 2 of the swirls on either side to make it cleaner. I then adhered the Filigree Pocket to the front to act as a holder for the little note and gift card.

This is what that Die looks like.

                    Shapeabilities Filigree Shadowbox Easel and Pocket Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —– HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (Shadowbox is brand new so I don't have the dies yet).

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our six blogs on the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes post between February 4 and February 9, 2018, 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 February 10th.  (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 from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection,  the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection or A Charming Christmas Collection or the Glorious Glimmer Collection.

There will be a total of three 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, Becca was displaced from her home during Hurricane Michael and is still displaced but will fulfill all outstanding winnings, no worries.)

How to Assemble a Shadowbox Vignette Frame
We know you are curious!  Have a look at this video and watch the magic.  There are many ways to put them together but this is where we recommend you start.  Remember you can have frames any size you want!


Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Judy       -
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Becca     –

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Shadowbox Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite die or tell us what you plan to do with those you select.  There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!

Have fun Hopping!! :)