Sunday, 9 May 2021

Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken

Hi everyone 

Gosh - doesn't Sunday come around quickly !


Today I am sharing another project made using dies from the stunning Make a Scene Collection, kindly sent to me by Becca Feeken.



Today's project is my take on a cute little birdhouse style treat box, carton style.   I have used dies from the Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Dies; primarily the window die, flowers and the sentiment die.  The dimensions of the box are 2"x2" inches square for the main body of the box.



The photos below give scorelines and instructions:-

Cardstock measures 8-1/2" x 5-7/8" inches

Long side score @ 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches

Short side score @ 5/8, 1-7/8 and 3-7/8 inches

Place the long side back along the top of the score board and notch on the first horizontal line @ 3 and 7 inches. 


Score diagonal lines as shown in purple in the photo below:-



Burnish all score lines and snip up all the blue serrated lines. Apply double sided tape to the narrow right hand margin. Your template will look like this.


The diagonal score lines should be inverted.

Box template will look like this

Fold in the bottom sides and stick the base together.

The completed template will look like this:-


I cut four decorative panels for the sides of the box measuring 1-7/8"x 1-7/8" inches.  I also cut two pieces to decorate the top slopes measuring 2"x 1-3/4" inches and added another little sliver of kraft cardstock (2" inches wide) to each of the edges of the roof to complete.


These are the dies included in the Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Die set:-


Well that's it from me for today.  I do hope you like this project.  I have had fun putting it together.

Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back again sometime.

Bye for now.

Linda xxx

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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Amazing Paper Grace May Die of the Month Blog Hop – Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate

 


You can tell that around here, we adore spring and the prospect of blooming flowers. This month we invite you to take an idyllic stroll to a place of beauty. It calls and beckons to you, to come and sit down and enjoy your surroundings and all of the nature around you. Today I'm introducing a beautiful new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  The way in . . . is through the Garden Gate. Introducing the beautiful new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2021, Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.


Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

This A7 showpiece folds flat into an envelope, only to expand and sit on a desktop where it invites the lucky recipient to take a stroll through the Garden Gate. As always, this die is meant to break apart and use the dies separately.  The elements are less than 4" wide and are begging you to use them on an A2 card. You'll love the charming details - hinges, a hook lock and a swinging sign to record your message.

Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create a flat card or box:

1.  The picket fence for a gatefold card (hint the gate really opens).
2.  The Arches for a wedding.
3.  The flowers and vines are curved to fit the arch but also make a wreath.
4.  A picket fence box and the arches for handles.

Inviting you to plan your own garden and know you are in a place of peace and beauty when you come in through the Garden Gate.

 

 

There are 15 dies included in the Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.

 

My Project Today using Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.


I used soft pastel colours for my vignette, adding some flowers and branches to the sides as well, to make the most of the 3D aspect.  


I layered the front gate and back trellis arch onto a blue card to add more colour and dimension.


I love all the intricate little details which have been incorporated in this die set, i.e. the cute little hinges, gate lock and the grassy die too.   


Layering my little flowers really made them stand out. 

 



I do love using these dies as they were intended, to create a vignette, but they are also great for using to create standard greetings cards.   I used the gate die for the card below, snipping my die-cut in the centre so that the gate opens to reveal a pretty floral scene.





 


Designer Tip:  Don't make the mistake that I did with the vignette.   I absent mindedly glued my vignette sides to both the front and back before slotting the three extra gate pieces into the sides, which resulted in my having to start the project for a second time.  Doh!  I won't be making that mistake again ................!


Supplies:
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace May 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate  Spellbinders Cinch and Go IV (flower dies for the second project)


For more Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate, the Amazing Paper Grace May 2021 Die of the Month!

 

Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

 

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during May 2021.  Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

 

View this month's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!  


How will you use the Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate dies? Share with me in a comment!

 

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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Deco Bloom Etched Dies from the Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken

Hello folks and welcome to today's post.

I have been working my way through the fabulous new Amazing Paper Grace Stained Glass Bouquet collection which were kindly sent to me by Becca Feeken, the designer of the collection, and today I am showcasing the lovely Deco Bloom Etched Dies.


I wanted to use a dramatic colour palette and this combination of black and coral works beautifully to show off the beautiful intricate panels that are included in this set.   There are some other useful little motifs which I have not used for my card but are shown in the illustration below-  

Click illustration for full details

These dies are perfect for creating backgrounds for cards and also for adding to 3D projects such as boxes, so I hope to be sharing a few more ideas with you for that.



The sentiment that I have used comes from the Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Dies from the Make a Scene Collection designed by Becca.


I really enjoyed putting this card togeter and it is going to be going out in the post to one of my lovely crafty friends.

I do hope you like it.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and I hope you will pop back for a return visit.

Bye for now.    Enjoy your Sunday and ..............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xx

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Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Amazing Paper Grace Be Leave Me Etched Dies from the Stained Glass Bouquet Collection - A Gift Bag and Step by Step Pictorial

Hi everyone and welcome to today's project.


I wanted to showcase the really pretty new Be Leave Me Etched Dies which have been designed by Becca Feeken and kindly sent to me to use for project ideas.


I haven't shared a Gift Box/Bag idea in a little while and I really wanted to show how gorgeous this set is for creating a simple yet stunning focal point for a gift package.   I used the largest intricate die from the set and die-cut it in gold and white card stock and then layered them using adhesive back foam strips to create a topper with great dimension.   This topper is great for using with pretty decorative papers, making it centre stage - the star of the show !!


I thought I would a quick step by step in pictures to show how I put this gift box together:-

Step 1

Two pieces of decorative paper and two pieces of card stock measuing 6 x 6 inches.  Stick the decorative pieces to each piece of card. 

Step 2

Two pieces for the sides measuring 6 x 2-1/2 inches.
Score @ 1/2 and 2 inches on the short side.  Notch @ 1-1/4 inches.
Score diagonal score lines from the bottom inside edges up to the notches  Burnish all score lines.

One piece for the base measuring 7 x 2-1/2 inches.
Score @ 1/2 and 6-1/2 inches on the long side.
Score @ 1/2 and 2 inches on the short side.   
Remove each outer square (wedge each edge if you wish).

Step 3

Step 4


3.   Apply double-sided tape to each short side of the base and adhere the sides as illustraed.

4.    Then apply double-sided tape to all the longer edges as illustrated.

Step 5













Stick your decorative panels to the base as shown (making sure that your decorative piece is the right way up).


Your template should look like this on the reverse.

Step 6


Bring up the sides and stick the front to these.   Repeat with the remaining panel.


You gift bag will look like this.

Step 7


Create four hole reinforcers with coloured card.   Use a 1/4 inch circle punch to punch out four holes.
Then place a 1/2 inch circle punch over each hole and put out your reinforcers.   These will strengthen the holes of your gift bag.

Step 8


Use a pencil to mark where you want to punch your holes on the front of your gift bag.   Punch out the holes with a 1/4 inch circle punch.

Step 9

Stick your hole reinforcers over the punched holes.

Step 10


Use the punched holes on the front as guides for the holes on the back, by squeezing the bag together and tracing around the punched holes on the front.   Then punch out the holes on the back side and reinforce as per the front.

Thread some ribbon through the holes and tie a pretty decorative bow.


By the way - my gold embossed sentiment is from the Make A Scene Sentiments photopolymer stamp set designed by Becca. 

Well that's it from me for today.   I do hope you like my gift bag idea.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will pop back.   

Bye for now and ......................"happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xxx
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Sunday, 18 April 2021

Amazing Paper Grace Tulip Trio Etched Dies - An Invitation Card

Hello and Happy Sunday again !!!   Gosh the weekend comes around very quickly!

Today I have a card project to share with you which I made to showcase the gorgeous new Tulip Trio Etched Dies which have been designed by Becca Feeken as part of her new Stained Glass Bouquet Collection.


The card I have designed would be perfect for making invitations, as I have added a "Be Our Guest" sentiment to it.   That sentiment is from Make A Scene Photopolymer stamp set and I co-ordinated it with the banner die which forms part of the Make A Scene Card Base Etched Dies.


This illustration shows you exactly what dies are included in the Tulip Trio Etched Dies:-

Click illustration for more information 





I opted for a bright and crisp colour pallette and I love how all the layers combine to create depth and interest.   My card base is 5 x 5 inches.  I also used the really useful Picot Petite Squares Etched Dies, for the base layer.


I thought it would be nice to add some teeny tiny pearl embellishments to frame the focal point.


Like I said, I really do think this design would make perfect invitations for many different occasions.

I do hope you like it.   I had fun with it.

That's it from me for today.  Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will visit my blog again.

Bye for now and .............................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda 
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Sunday, 11 April 2021

Radiant Oval Etched Dies from Stained Glass Bouquet Collection by Becca Feeken

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

I have a card to share with you today which I created using the pretty Radiant Oval Etched Dies which were designed by Becca Feeken as part of her fabulous new Stained Glass Bouquet Collection.  


As soon as I saw this set I knew I really wanted to create a pretty pastel rainbow with it. 

I love how the colours pop against the intricate white background whch was made using the Filigree Facade Frame Etched Dies, also design by Becca.


The foiled sentiment is from the Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die set.

The illustration below shows what dies are included in the Radiant Oval Etched Dies:-

Click Illustation For More Information

I do have to say that I really like the floral spray die from the set and think that this will be particularly useful for lots of designs and occasions.



I really do like this crisp and pretty little card.   I think I might find this one hard to part with !!

Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Bye for now and ......................."happy crafting everybody!".

Linda xx

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