Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Curled Frame Ovals Vintage Elegance Dies- A Vintage Inspired Thank You Card

Happy Saturday! Welcome to my first project post featuring Amazing Paper Grace Spellbinders Dies.
Today I'm sharing a lovely vintage inspired thank you card.

My featured die today are called Curled Frame Ovals from the Vintage Elegance Collection. This is such a sweet die set. I can see this set being used for wedding cards and equally as well on baby cards. It's fancy, but not too ornate, so it can be used in lots of everyday cards.

For my card, I started with an A6 card base. The measurements are 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches. I created my base card from dark gray card stock. I then cut a layer of patterned paper approximately 1/8 of an inch shorter than the card base and stitched around the perimeter with gold metallic thread and adhered the panel to the card front. I chose a small print paper and die cut the bottom layer from Curled Grace. Then I chose a pink patterned paper and cut the detailed portion of it to layer on top.
Once I cut and stamped my ovals, I arranged them on top of the die cut and then decided that I needed a contrasting layer underneath to make the sentiment stand out more. So I cut another Curled Frame from dark gray card stock, cut it in half short way down the middle and fashioned a small frame to put behind the ovals. I used foam tape throughout to lift up the layers for interest. The finishing touches are a pink silk ribbon bow and some sweetheart blossom flowers. All supplies are listed and linked at the bottom of the post.

Here's another angle:
  This shows the colors more true to life.

  I hope you liked today's card! I'll be back in a week to show you another project using Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken dies! Have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Dies- Amazing Paper Grace By Becca Feeken Curled Grace Ovals, Spellbinders
Card Stock- Smokey Shadow, Papertrey Ink
Patterned Papers- Hanami Garden, Kaisercraft
Silk Ribbon- May Arts
Paper Flowers- Local shop

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team May Blog Hop

Hi and welcome! I am so honored and excited to be a part of the first ever Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team! I hope that I can share with you inspiration and tips on how to use Becca's wonderful products to their fullest along with all the other wonderfully talented designers. I've been a fan of Becca for a long time and know those are pretty big shoes to fill!

If you'd like to keep up with me, you can follow me here on my blog or connect with me on other social media platforms below:

Pinterest- kristiscards
Instagram- kristispapercreations

For today's inaugural post, Becca has asked us to share a creation that we feel crystallizes our unique style. That's a tough request, I have so many favorites that I'm sharing a few! I would describe my general style as shabby chic with a vintage twist.

I love the combination of ribbon, lace and flowers on this wedding card.

 More gorgeous silk ribbon and lots of jewels and flowers!

More French style! Love all the fold foil here too.

We're also hosting an awesome giveaway!
One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between May 3 and  May 8, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on May 9th.

What You Can Win:
Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice (excludes the Vintage Elegance Collection) there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by Becca once she has received your winning info and choice.

Here are the links where you may leave comments as well as get an introduction to my other team members:

Visit Melissa  - to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Anita      - to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Joanna   - to see one of her favorite creations.
Visit Becca    - to see if you are the winner on May 9th

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you will follow along with us as we bring you fresh inspiration using the wonderful Amazing Paper Grace products! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Mother's Day Cards With Portrait Of A Lady By Graphic 45

Hello all my lovely friends!I know it's been a while since I've posted to this blog. I really needed to take a break for a while. I think it's time to blow off the cobwebs and begin  to share my cards once again. This past year has seen a few changes in my life. My youngest went off to college last fall and I've been struggling with empty nester's syndrome. She'll be home for the summer next week and I could not be happier! I've also left all of my previous design teams and have focused almost solely on my Etsy shop. It's done better than I expected and it thrills me  that perfect strangers like my work enough to pay me real money for it!  It has really been a fun venture and has kept me busy and out of trouble.  I have some new things happening that I'll share soon, but for now, I have some cards to share with you today.

As you may know, I am a huge fan of Graphic 45. I just love their vintage style and dramatic color palettes. I have many of their collections, and my recent favorite is called Portrait Of A Lady Here are some Mother's Day cards I've made recently.

Who doesn't like big bows! These cards really make themselves, as I used the journaling cards as my main image and just selected the background papers to frame them. I added gold stitching around the front and stamped the sentiment on one of the chipboard tags. Easy peasey!

Look at this lovely lady! I made my own sentiments here by computer generating the text and using my Minc to gold foil them.

My personal favorite! Another gold foil sentiment and no ribbon on this one; it can be mailed easier without it.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and  thank for stopping by! See you again real soon!

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