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 ................!

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.


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  1. Hello Linda, Your creations today are just lovely. The colors in your 3D project are delightful like a frosty confection. I like that you posted your tag on the gate instead of on the arch as others have done. The card is beautiful with the gorgeous background paper. Well done and thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Beverly for such a lovely critique :)

  2. Your cards are beautiful. I love the colours that you have used!

  3. Linda, as always your projects are amazing and are showcased so beautifully! Your attention to detail is lovely and I absolutely adore the papers and butterflies and such that you used to breathe life into the garden gate!

  4. Thank you so much Becca - I learn a lot from you x


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