12 September 2019

Introducing Candlewick Sampler | Giveaway



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

I'm introducing a S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken. This is a set of two dies that includes a beautiful intricate topper inlay design and an outer top cut piece.




For my project today I made a Wedding Invitation and Respond Card. I used a textured peach paper. Firstly,  I cut the opposite sides of the paper and I folded two cut pattern to inside. In this way I prepared a Invitation.
The respons card I just have cut one patern on the left side and put the text on the right side.

Here is what the plate actually looks like.

My second project: 




My second project is a pendant decoration. I cut twelve cut dies. Firstly I glued 2 pieces together 6 times then I glued them all together. I decorated it with a bow and flowers.

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 - you are here
Visit Mellisa - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit 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.


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!!


This die is so universal. Can be used as a background or single flowers. Petals are so delicate, just beautiful. I hope everyone will find some inspiration and will create amazing cards.

My Project Today:



My first card is a Birthday Card.
I cut a background using die of the Month from gold and white paper. I put them together using 3D tape. I cut off two flowers on the opposite corners.  I embellished my card with a blue bow. To make a card richer I put some small flowers on the top of  the background flowers.

My second Project





This card is mostly dedicated for children. It is simply and clear.
I cut three double flowers from die of the Month. I put some little flowers on the top in different colours. To create flowers I just  added leaves.

Supply List:
Paper:Paper: Pink Linen Textured Card A4, gold mirror paper.
Accessories: ribbon, embellishment, Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for September,


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


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:
First up is Reindeer Prance Layering Set Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken  is a set of three dies that coordinate with S6-139 Grand Cabinet 3D Card Etched Dies set.




I put four layers of Reindeer Prance Layering Set. Two ornaments layers and two with reindeer. Flowers are made from Poinsettia die (S4-960) from a Charming Christmas Collection. I decorated them with gold glitter.

Here is what the plate actually looks like.



I created a Christmas lantern as well.



Firstly I glued a red layer and vellum paper together. I connected them using red paper.
On the top of each window, I put two layers with a reindeer. I made a little dimension using 3D tape.



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 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.