Saturday, July 22, 2017

Welcome Baby Card Featuring The Emmeline Treillage Die

Happy Saturday! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day! Today I'm sharing a card with you made with the very popular Emmeline Treillage die by Amazing Paper Grace. It's part of the new Venise Lace Collection. This is an awesome die and can be used for so many styles.


I made a sweet new baby card for this week. I used some busy patterned paper as my background but used vellum behind the die cut to tone it down a little. You can still see the paper, but it doesn't compete with the stunning die cut. I thought of adding pearls to the flower centers, but decided to leave it as is for a slightly cleaner look.
Here is closer view. Emmeline can be dressed up or down. I'm thinking of playing around with adding it in front of a water colored panel or maybe an ombre inked panel. What do you think?

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!💓

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rustic Bird Card Using Hemstitch Rectangles And Cinch And Go Flowers 2

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your weekend. I'm back today to share a card I made with some of the latest dies from Amazing Paper Grace's Venise Lace Collection.
I've had this old 7Gypsie's paper pad sitting around for ages. It has some really beautiful rustic papers with a botanical theme. I thought they might look nice cut with the Hemstitch Rectangles dies. I love this set of rectangles, they are meant to resemble the edges of vintage linens and are so different than the pierced or stitched rectangles that are on the market. They can also be used without the hemstitch insert and cut a regular rectangle. I've done this on the bird printed layer. The flower is made with Cinch and go Flowers 2, which makes a pretty flower really fast, just pinch on the fold lines and done! I used burlap for my leaves for a rustic touch.
Yes, my flower center is a rusty jingle bell! 🙀lol I thought it looked cute even though it's out of season. I really like how this card turned out, it's one of the rare projects where it came out the same as I imagined!
 Thanks for stopping over today, see you again soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Monthly Blog Hop Featuring the Graceful Frame Maker Die

Good morning and thanks for joining us!  We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Frame Maker.  We each picked a border from the Graceful Borders collection to work with and spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame background for use on a card.


   The Graceful Frame Maker is a die that will cut four miters to create a framed card  from borders, punched strips or tall dies - you can see a step by step tutorial -----> HERE and a video ----> HERE.
I will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.

 Both of my cards today are made using the Graceful Fans Border dies. The first one shown above is a birthday card that reminds me of early fall. It's so hot in Georgia right now, I'm longing for Autumn already! I used the frame maker to cut some card stock, then embossed it for an interesting look. All of the techniques I used are included in Becca's tutorial linked above. My next card is a shaker card.
Sorry for the glare, I used gold metallic card stock for the outer frame and it is so difficult to photograph! I used the same Graceful Fans border die for this card as well. I wanted to show you how you can get very different looks with basically the same card layout just by switching up the colors.I really like how the Graceful Frame Maker die works with your existing border dies and punches. It's a great way to get more use from your stash and there is no measuring or complicated cutting involved.
How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15.  The winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  In fact, she's currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

Off We Go!
Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

Hey there, do you have creations you’d like to share with us?  Tag your Instagram cards made with Amazing Paper Grace Dies with #amazingpapergrace and your creation may be featured during our next creative team round up.  If you’re a die collector, be sure to help a fellow collector and review your dies, how they cut and what you use them for on Amazon.com or Scrapbook.com – you can upload your creations right there as well.

I hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win some lovely dies! Thank for visiting and have a great day!💗

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eiffel Tower Merci Card

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is going great so far. Here in the United States we are celebrating our Independence Day on Tuesday so a lot of folks are enjoying a long weekend.

Today I'm sharing a card made with Victoriana Crest and Cinch And Go Flowers 2, part of the new Venise Lace Collection by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.

I love Paris and hopefully will be able to go back to this wonderful city someday. I am fascinated with the Eiffel Tower and make lots of cards from the ever growing collection of Eiffel Tower stamps I collect. I cut the Victoriana Crest frame out of pearlized gold card stock so it has a vintage look that I love. I heat embossed the stamp in black on the oval that is included in the  set. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut that is included in the set as well. The flowers are made from the new Cinch And Go Flowers 2. They are so easy to cut and  put together!

 I found these lovely jewels for the center in my stash as well as the metal crown adorning the top of the frame.

I hope you liked my card today and have given you some ideas for your own cards and projects using these wonderful dies. Thank for stopping by and have a wonderful day!




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aunt Carrie- A Heritage Card Featuring Isabella Frame And Isadora Trinkets Dies From Amazing Paper Grace

Happy Sunday my lovely friends! I'm here today to share a new card made with the lovely Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets dies that are a part of the new Venise Lace Collection by Becca Feeken.

 I wanted to make a vintage collage type card and since the Venise Lace collection is all about lace, I decided to cut my dies from cotton muslin. First, I ran my muslin square through my Xyron to make the entire back sticky so I wouldn't have to use a liquid glue on fabric. I realized that was a mistake as soon as I peeled the backing off: the entire piece wanted to stick to itself! Ugh! I ended up applying the muslin to card stock and then die cutting it. Perfect! It was stiff enough to handle. I gave the pieces an aged look by applying tea stain Distress Ink using a sponge dauber. As I was swirling the ink, the muslin began to fray a bit, lending an even more antique look.

I started collecting antique photographs a few years ago. They are so fascinating! I wonder about the people in these photos, who they were, where they lived and who they loved. This particular photo has  'Aunt Carrie' written on the back, so at least we know her name! I embellished the large lace piece made from Isadora Trinkets with a vintage rhinestone earring from my vintage jewelry collection. I pick up lots of old jewelry in online auctions and vintage shops in my local area.They make great embellishments for vintage style projects. The "cherish" sticker is from Tim Holtz's Chit Chat stickers.

I hope I've done well by Aunt Carrie by making her into a piece of art for someone to enjoy! I hope you've enjoyed your visit as well! Have a lovely week and see you again soon!


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