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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Introducing Candlewick Sampler | Giveaway - Amazing Paper Grace

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 Projects For Today


Here is what the die actually looks like.  



For my project today I made a silk foamiran flowers and rose using 



Here is what the die actually looks like.  
Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

Prizes: 
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!)
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Kate      -  craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.comVisit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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.

                                  

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Colorful Asters - Heartfelt Creation DT

Hi Friends, Today I've back with my 

Colorful Asters Card

inspiration made for Heartfelt Creation DT from new

the Wild Aster Collection



Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, Gallery soft oil pastels 224, 211
For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.
Instructions: Create a 6 x 6" card base using white paper. Cut a piece of paper from the   Wild Aster Paper Collection 5 3/4 " x 5 3/4 " and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive.
Cut out from white paper decorative die cut using Eyelet Oval & Basics Large Die and place on the middle of card using Darice Adhesive Foam Strips.
To create flowers, stamp the Wild Aster Cling Stamp Set on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper with Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Majestic Violet and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the flowers with Gallery soft oil pastels 224, 211 using a sponge dauber. Stamp and colour the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. You will need three petals for each flower, using assorted sizes. After colouring, shape the flowers using  the Groove Golf Tool Set.  Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Add Green Ribbit Prills in the center.
Fussy cut a sentiment ticket from paper collection and place onto the card using adhesive foam strips. Arrange flowers and leaves around as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.
Products Used:

Ribbit PrillsANC825
Wild Aster DieHCD1-7257


I hope you like my creation.

Don't forget to visit Heartfelt Creation blog for instruction,
where you can find beautiful papers, dies,
stamps and much much more.
Thank you for stopping by

Ewelina

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Step by Step Tutorial: Elegant Christmas Card - Heartfelt Creations




Hey friend how are you today?
Are you looking for some crafting inspiration this weekend? Join us and create this beautiful Christmas card your friends and family will love this Christmas! Just change the flowers and sentiment for a perfect design for any occasion!


Let's get crafting!
Directions:

Step 1: To create the card base, cut a piece of white card 8 1/2 x 11”  and fold at 5 1/2” on the long side. Place the largest Eyelet Rectangle & Basics Die just above the folded edge and diecut. Cut another single rectangle from the paper collection and adhere it to the base of card.
Top Tip: When diecutting through multiple layers of cardstock, run through the diecutting machine several times, rotating slightly each time. 
Step 2: Cut a piece of paper from the Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection using the Intricate Swirl Frames Die, cutting the  frame and inner swirl.
Step 3: Using a piece of paper from the Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection and a piece of white cardstock die cut the Starry Night Decorative Die and adhere the two diecuts together, slightly offset. Next adhere this to the top of card, adhering the Intricate Swirls frame over this using 3D Darice Foam Strips for dimension.
Die cut the  Festive Holiday Die in white card and place onto the Swirl frame at the bottom right of the card.
Step 4: To Create the pine needles, stamp the Snowy Pine Village Cling Stamp Set with Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Coffee, and color using  Ranger Archival Ink - Leaf Green. Die cut the images using the coordinating dies. Sponge the petals with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Step 5: Stamp the holly clusters onto white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Leaf Green from Glow of Christmas Cling Stamp Set. Color using the same ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Sponge the petals with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter.

Step 6: To create the flowers, stamp the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the poinsettias with StazOn Black Cherry using a sponge dauber. You will need three petals for each flower, using assorted sizes.

Step 7: After colouring, place the flowers and leaves into the mold face down and run through cutting/embossing machine. Sponge the petals with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Pierce the center and glue in some stamens using hot glue gun.
Top Tip: You can mold up to three layers at a time in the Heartfelt Creations molds. 
Top Tip: Always add a little hot glue to the bottom of the flowers to secure stamens.
For more flower shaping tips and techniques with the Christmas Poinsettia watch this video here. https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/video/the-ez-way-to-shape-elegant-poinsettias-for-christmas-cards

Step 8: Fussy cut a sentiment ticket from Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collectionand place onto the card using adhesive foam strips. Arrange flowers and leaves around as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.


Have fun creating beautiful Christmas cards! We love to see what you create too, share your projects with us on our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Amazing Paper Grace September Die of the Month Blog Hop


Another month has come and this month behind the scenes we've been marveling at all the ways you can use the September Die of the Month called Snip It Flowers.  (Hint: Inspirational PDF attached)

At first glance, it looks like a background die; it is anything but a background die.  It was designed so that each of the flowers can be snipped out to create a panel, frame or element.  Whether you want the 4 x 4 frame, the 3 x 4 frame, a one layer border, a two-layer border or a corner, all you have to do is "snip".  Each one of us has taken the die and spun it into a creation - we hope to inspire!!


Here is what the plate actually looks like


My Project Today:


For Today Project I've created delicate birthday card card decorated with my handmade formiran flowers. Under decorative die I've added 3d foam strips for dimension.

Supply List:
Foamiran silk, Scrap and Me paper collection , glitter.

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.


More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


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


                                  

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Snowed In - Heartfelt Creation DT,

Hi Friends, Today I've back with my 
inspiration made for Heartfelt Creation DT




Products Used:
Season of Glee DieHCD1-7255


Other Products: 3D foam tape, hot glue gun, string, snow medium
For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.
For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.
Instructions: Create a 6 x 6" card base using white paper. Cut a piece of paper from the   Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection 5 3/4 " x 5 3/4 " and adhere to the card base using Dries Clear Adhesive.
Stamp cottage and Christmas lights twice using Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set on white paper with Jet Black Archival ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Put all together some parts e.g. roof, windows, doors on Foam Strips to get dimension (before placing, add some snow medium and glitter).
Stamp candy canes with red ink and trees using green ink (shadow using this same ink) using Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set  and die cut using the coordinating dies. Place using Foam Strips, secure using hot glue gun.
To create flowers, stamp the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set on white paper with Jet Black Archival ink and die cut using the coordinating dies. Colour the poinsettias with StazOn Black Cherry using a sponge dauber. Colour the holly leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. You will need three petals for each flower, using assorted sizes. After colouring, place the flowers and leaves into the mold face down and run through cutting/embossing machine. Adhere the flowers to the holly leaves using clear adhesive. Sponge the petals and leaves with dries clear adhesive and sprinkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear glitter. Pierce the center and glue in some stamens using hot glue gun.
Arrange flowers and leaves around as shown, using foam adhesive and hot glue.

I hope you like my creation.

Don't forget to visit Heartfelt Creation blog for instruction,
where you can find beautiful papers, dies,
stamps and much much more.
Thank you for stopping by

Ewelina

Monday, 12 August 2019

Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes Blog Hop and Glimmer



Way back when 3D Vignettes were introduced, messages started to come in by crafters begging for the same thing, but for Christmas. You also asked that we keep supplying new inserts. Well, your wish is our command! Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes plus new Glimmer Designs. If you are not familiar with these popular dies, stay tuned - lots of information follows.

Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring new Vignettes for the holidays and the new Holiday Glimmer Designs will blow your socks off.  So.....

What's a 3D Vignette?
A 3D Vignette is a dimensional card that folds down flat.  It has a front layer, a back layer and several in between layers that are held stable by slotted side pieces.  These layers allow you to build depth into a diorama or tunnel type card.   We take all of the guesswork out of the equation by giving you mix and match layers, including sentiments to stack into a Vignette.   So far, we've released 3D Vignettes and Shadowbox Vignettes.

What's more, you can use your own supplies to fill them up as well.  The bonus is that each of these layers also works for your other types of cards you make.  A budget crafter from day one, Becca keeps the "mix and match" sensibility alive in Holiday Vignettes so that you get a lot of bang for your buck.  What does that mean?

1.  These vignettes are interchangeable with your other vignettes.
2.  Holiday Designs can be used for non-holiday designs after the season.
3.  You can use these elements to make flat, stand-alone cards too.

About 3D Holiday Vignettes
Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use individual elements in flat cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continued the tradition and as you might guess, these new layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.

3D Holiday features three new facades (each including a sentiment) using the same shapes that came in the original 3D Vignettes - Round (snow globe), Arch, and Cabinet.

In addition, there is a new layering set for each - a round set, an arch set and a set to fit the new cabinet.  Join us as we give you a full-on look at all of the new sets.

My Projects For Today:
For my project Today i've created Christmas Card and 3d box card using 

Shapeabilities Grand Holiday Cabinet Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken





Here is what the plate actually looks like







Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members and each Guest Designers post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are four dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our eight blogs on the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes post between August 12 and August 18, 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 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 four 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!)

We are tickled to have two guest designers joining us for the hop!  Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Karan     - karangerber.blogspot.com
Visit Ginny     - pollyspaper.wordpress.com

Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite is it the new dies or the glimmer?  There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.