Sunday, 27 June 2021

New Birthday Wishes Vignette from Amazing Paper Grace

Hi everyone

Today I am popping by with a birthday card which I put together using the Amazing Paper Grace Birthday Wishes Vignette etched die set, which has been designed by Becca Feeken.  This pretty set is part of the new Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection.


The Birthday Wishes Vignette can be used as I have done here, to create an attractive focal point for a greetings card, but can also be used together with the S5-408 Grand Vaulted Cabinet Etched Dies Set.  It can also be used with other Vignette collections for more design options.   So if you are a crafter who loves creating vignettes, then this versatile little set is a perfect little addition to your craft stash.

I layered and offset my dies to create depth and dimension, and added a pop of colour using some die-cut flowers which are from the new Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies,which also form part of the new Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection.


My card measures 6 x 6 inches square.


There are four dies included in this set and these are shown in the illustation below:-




Well that's it from me for today.   I hope you like my birthday project.  Thanks for stopping by.

I'm of to play in my craft room, so bye for now and ........................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx 
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Friday, 25 June 2021

A Foiled Birthday Card for a Friend - Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate by Amazing Paper Grace

Hello, hello !


I have been squirreled away in my craft space, as June is a busy month for me with lots of birthdays and other scheduled projects.

So I thought I would share this pretty foiled birthday card today.

It's a 6 x 6 inch card and I have foiled both the pretty Sweet Blooms Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and my sentiment in Matte Silver Glimmer Foil.  I do like the matte effect.   Its a lovely muted silver and not super shiny foil.


I added a nice big, bold dimensional butterfly and for this I used my Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies Etched Dies.



I added a floral sprig using some mulberry paper roses from my stash and some green leafy branches from the really useful new Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies.

I am really pleased with how this card evolved.  I like to think that it looks pretty elegant.  Hope my recipient likes it too.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  I do hope that you will pop back again.

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

Linda xx

Other products used:-

Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

A Little Birdie Told Me to Make a Card in a Box !! - All Dies by Amazing Paper Grace

When I was sent the A Little Birdie Glimmer Foil Plate and Die set to create designs for the new Sweet Cardlets II Collection, I just knew I was going to have some fun with it.





I haven't made a card in a box for my Blog in a while, so this foiled project was a nice distraction.  I  used my Spectum Noir Classique Duck Egg Blue alcohol market pen to colour in my foiled pieces. This gave the images a little more clarity and dimension.




Above is an illustration of what comes with the A Little Birdie set

The basic measurements for the card stock I used are as follows:-

Piece for the front and sides 8-1/2" x 4" inches.

Long side score @ 1/2" , 3",  5-1/2" and 8" inches 
Short side score @ 2-1/2"

Back panel measures 2-1/2" x 5" inches

The piece for the brace on which I mounted my birdie measures 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" inches and is scored @ 1/2" & 3" inches on the long side.

You will note there is a circular Glimmer Hot Foil Plate in the A Little Birdie set, and I die cut some small rectangular panels from this to decorate the top foiled flaps of my card in a box (I created two foiled images to faciliate this).





I die cut the panels on the front and on the back and also on the top flaps, using dies from the sets detailed in my list of other products below:-


I added a few wooden butterflies from my stash and embellished them with pearl accents to complete my card.   This folds flat and will fit an envelope for a 5" x 5" in card.

Hope you like it.   Thanks for looking.

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

Linda xx 

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Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace | Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes



Beautiful card front sentiments do the heavy lifting on a card and the recipient knows exactly what you are trying to say. In that spirit, today we are introducing a new collection called Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes. It spins beautiful, intertwined calligraphic words into a compact label shape, perfect for the front of your card.

 

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

 

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Inspiration

 

Many Amazing Paper Grace followers were so thrilled when the first 3D Vignettes with word inserts came out. Over time, our followers have asked for a greater variety of words to fit into the 3D Vignette apertures. Your wish is our command!

 

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

 

The Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection is made up of 7 different die sets and a stamp set. Most sets contain a sentiment and a filigree background layer. Each set makes it quite easy to produce a complete card. The bonus is the sentiment shapes each match an existing 3D Vignette. Along with being able to complete a card, the new sentiments will allow another sentiment to existing 3D Vignettes already in your stash. Romantic Chargeour works with all the sentiments.

 

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection also contains an "inside" sentiment set that matches the thought on the outside of the card. To top off the collection we've included Petite Floral Potpourri. It's a compilation of all the small flowers and leaves that are most requested by our community.

 

My Projects for Today

 

I'm using S6-174 Romantic Chargeour.




For this card project I have used the Romantic Chargeour dies to create a beautiful intricate background, combined with an elegant topper on which I have used the new Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments stamp set STP-058.

I also used a selection of pretty little floral dies from the new Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies set.  This set is a really useful addition to my craft stash, as the flower dies come in various sizes and styles. The lilac and the smallest pink flowers together with the leafy branches on my card were made using some of the dies. I also snuck in a few mulberry paper flowers from my own craft supplies.   







As always, it's fun to find alternative ways of stretching and using dies for 3D projects and my lip balm treat box below was really quick and simple to put together.   I just scored a couple of score lines across the centre of my die cut shape and punched a couple of holes for my ribbon closure.




Inside I added a strip to secure the chap stick in place.


I will be sharing a step by step pictorial to make this quick and easy treat holder over on the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community over on Facebook on Thursday, 24th June.

 


Again, I used the  new Petite Floral Potpourri dies to add a pretty little floral flourish on the front of my treat box.


Designers Tip:   I do like to add depth to my intricate die backgrounds, so I used some strategically placed adhesive backed foam pads to the back of my large background die on my card project before sticking it in place.


Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Availability:

 

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes.

 

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection Blog Hop!

 

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes.

 

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection Blog Hop!

 

Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

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

 

Giveaway!

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All the entry details are there, look for this image below:

 


 

I love your comments! Which sentiment shape works best for you?


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Monday, 14 June 2021

Cup of Kindness Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Sweet Cardlets II Collection by Becca Feeken

Hello peeps and welcome back to my blog.


Today I am showcasing the really cute Cup of Kindness Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set from Becca Feeken's new Sweet Cardlets II Collection.

Becca kindly sent me these products to create ideas for using the new collection, and this little set really is just my cup of tea!



I opted to use the teapot and cup motifs from the set together with the sentiment strip (the font is so pretty) for todays project.

This illustration below sets out what is included in the complete set:-

I am a huge fan of foiling so using the new collection has been such fun.




If you are a fan of slimline cards, then you may have spotted the fab new Hemstitch Slimline Etched Dies which I used for the background on this card.

Coincidentally, I also used Cup of Kindness set to create a cute little treat box project over in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community  on Facebook.

Click photo for my Step by Step Pictorial

I do hope you like my ideas for using the Cup of Kindness Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set and really appreciate you stopping by to have a look.

That's it from me for today but I will be back sharing more ideas for creating projects using the the Sweet Cardlets II Collection.

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

Linda xx 
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Monday, 7 June 2021

You Are My Home Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set from Amazing Paper Grace - A Funky Moving Home Card

Hi there peeps.

I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe.   I had my second Covid vaccination last week and have to say that it made me feel quite fatigued.  But that was about the only side effect, so all is good and I am grateful to have received it.

So it was quite an eventful week for the Parkers.   My lovely son and his equally lovely lady moved house which was not without its dramas !!   Enough said about that.   Poor things.


Anyway now they are settling in happily and the occasion gave me the perfect opportunity to make today's card project.


I love the You Are My Home Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set which was designed by Becca as part of her stunning new Sweet Cardlets II Collection.

I have seen quite a few cards made with this useful little set and was happy that I could use it to mark my boy's new step up the property ladder.     I used Black Glimmer Foil for my card and then set about colouring the little houses in an assortment of funky colourways using some alcohol marker pens.   I do love the big sunny backdrop.



The sentiment I chose for my card says it all.   Home really is where the heart is.

I thought that the coloured images would look pretty smart framed with a square die cut from the Elegant Twist Squares Etched Die Set.

I really did enjoy putting this card together.   I was able to combine my love of foiling with another favoured technique of colouring.

Well I do hope you like and hopefully they will like it too.

Thanks for stopping by and please do pop back again.

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

Linda xxx 
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Friday, 4 June 2021

Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month Blog Hop – Victorian Splendor Slimline


What's better than one world?  Well, of course, it's the best of both worlds!  Today we are introducing a new Slimline Die that is part of an A7 Card Front - we call it an all-in-one.  Who knew that slimline could look so feminine - welcome the slim new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for June 2021, Victorian Splendor Slimline.

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

Our inspiration is always being able to get the most out of a die set and this one scores high on the bar for functionality and feminine appeal.  If you can imagine a "Card Creator" type of die that has an inset Slimline, a decorative inset Border, and a sentiment label that could all be used in a Card Front - then you'd be looking at Victorian Splendor Slimline.  It has A2 and A7 elements.  It functions as a Card Front and pretends to be a slimline - all in one.  

Here are some ideas that might inspire you to use pieces of the set:
1.  Pull the mini-sized slimline out and use it separately. 
2.  Inlay the border at the bottom and top of a landscape A7 Card. 
3.  Create a tall gatefold by folding in the border panel on two cuts of the A7 card front.

 

 

There are 10 dies included in the Victorian Splendor Slimline.



My Project Today using Victorian Splendor Slimline.


My card project is an A7 (5 x 7) card in portrait orientation.   


I wanted to create something bright and pretty and combined both the beautiful intricate inset slimline and decorative inset border as a gorgeous background for my bouquet of colourful flowers which are arranged around the edge of the intricate decorative topper/sentiment label.





Designer Tip:  Use low tack adhesive tape to keep the inset slimline and decorative inset border in position when die-cutting, to create a nice evenly framed background piece.

 

I also had fun using the inset slimline as a decorative panel for a cracker style gift box, together with the sentiment label die to create an elegant topper.


I used some mulberry paper flowers from my craft stash to decorate the cracker.




 

Supplies:
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace June 2021 Die of the Month – Victorian Splendor Slimline Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates:   Heart Melt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Dies, More Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates
Foil:   Gold and Black Glimmer Foils
Decorative Paper:  Simple Spots Paper Pad by Daisy Mae Design


For more Victorian Splendor Slimline Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Victorian Splendor Slimline, the Amazing Paper Grace June 2021 Die of the Month!


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

 

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during June 2021.  Victorian Splendor Slimline at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

 

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



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