Thursday, September 12, 2019


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.


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.

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 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!)

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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!



Lori Lien said...

This is just amazing! I never would of thought to use it that way!

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Wow! This die is absolutely gorgeous and what you’ve done with it is beautiful.
Doreen R

Quiller's couch said...

Wow you have done justice to the die

Quiller's couch said...

Wow you have done absolute justice to the die

Quiller's couch said...

Wow! You have done absolute justice to the die

Quiller's couch said...

Wow! You have done absolute justice to the die

Diana Donaldson said...

Your use of this die is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

RobiW said...

Oh, my, what a stunner! Beautiful card.

Becca Feeken said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the colors you picked!

Ewelina said...

Simply beautiful

Mary said...

Gorgeous card! I love this die!

ellyscard creatief said...

Just beautiful.

Quinty girl said...

Such an elegant card you made with these beautiful dies lovely

SHartl said...

Wow, I love this in blue and the card front idea is amazing!

Carol Rossouw said...

OOOH! These are simply gorgeous! I love sewing and needlework and all the cushions on my lounge chairs have been embroidered with candlewicking so I'm in love with these dies! And your card is amazing!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the gorgeous detail to this die! Beautiful card with his lovely color!

Anonymous said...

What an elegant card!
Carol b

TLady said...

SO PRETTY, Melissa! The blue on top of the white just makes this POP! It REALLY shows off the laceyness of this die!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

Karenladd said...

This lace front card is so unique and the design details show up even more so when you use that deep blue card stock. Just lovely!

ourjojo said...

Wow wow wow

RLG said...

So pretty!

Verda said...

Beautiful card and what an amazing way to use the new die.

SandArt said...

Your shaped card really shows the beauty of this die and how it does the "heavy lifting" in an easy, yet elegant, project. Thank you!

Chris R. said...

Wow. What a beautiful card! said...

I hadn't even thought of using the die open like that! It shows how really gorgeous the silhouette is and is so lovely! Great work!

Sue D said...

You are right--simple, classic yet elegant!

luv2play said...

Such creative use of this gorgeous die! Fabulous!!!

Monia - Monika Jakubowska said...

I love your elegant card, this die is fabulous :)

shabbypinkhouse said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! Love this lacey die! It creates such elegant cards! tfs Hugs, Christine

Linda Batson said...

Melissa I love the color you chose for this card. It works beautifully with the gorgeous die. I am not very good but I love to embroidery it relaxes me.

Kristen Broad said...

Such an awesome embroidery artwork and you have described in a very cool manner <3

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