10 June 2019

Introducing Royal Flourish | Card and Box Ensembles

Glimmeristas, I hope you are ready for more Glimmer Fun!!!  We have a new mini collection we are introducing today called Royal Flourish. With two card fronts as well as an oval border shape and square border shape - we'll have some stash-worthy things for you to look at. We thought it would be fun to make a card and a matching box using some of our favorite die sets and the new Royal Flourish Glimmer Plates.  It's easy to do and is a show stopper when we need to give a gift.

Inspiration for Royal Flourish

Have you ever noticed during period dramas like Game of Thrones that the Royalty each have their own insignia and way of writing? It's so cool and really fascinating that these things mattered to them.  There was actually a lot of thought and flair behind the written word.   It’s really no different today; we all have our own flourishes of style that we lay down to call things our own.  It was this spirit of honing a style that Becca said provided the inspiration for Royal Flourish.  Glimmer is such a lovely way to add rich detail and embellishment!

We've been especially loving using borders with glimmer.  For this collection, Becca created two border sets that you can cut with Hemstitch Squares and Hemstitch Ovals.   Card fronts that can take a sentiment seem to be the favorite, so happily there are two details plates that will make lovely frames to your favorite sentiments.

My Project For Today: 

I'm happy to introduce GLP-125 - Royal Flourish Glimmer by Becca Feeken Imperial Adorned Ovals Foil Plate.

I prepared a gift box for today. In contrast to my previous projects, this one is black.
Firstly, I made a frame from matt black paper. I used the S4-981 Shadowbox Frame with 1" Border from the Shadowbox Collection. To add a little subtlety, I used a gloss, black Glimmer Hot Foil only on the front of the frame.
Next, to create the cover of my gift box,  I took two pieces of thick chipboard and cut them to have a back and front side.
I covered the outside with black paper and the inside with gold matt.
I decorated the outside of the box with black oval elements with gold Glimmer Hot Foil. I used the plates that I'm introducing today. The sentiment is from Elegant Occasion Sentiment Glorious Glimmer Hot Foil.
To finish my project, I put a gold ribbon to complete the decoration of the box.

My second project: a card.


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


There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the Introducing The Royal Flourish post between June 10 and June 15, 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 June 16th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is your choice of one an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from November 2018, December 2018, January 2019, February 2019, March 2019, April 2019 or May 2019.  If you missed one, this giveaway is for you - they can only be purchased through Spellbinders but Becca managed to snag a few extras.

And hey, if you are already a Die of the Month Member, no worries - we'll send the die to a friend of your choice and you'll get to pick a die from one of Becca's other collections - Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection,  A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection and The Gilded Age.

There will be a total of two dies offered 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.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

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

Don't forget to say hi to Amazing Paper Grace's June Designer of the Month, Kathy Clement.  She's doing amazing things with Amazing Paper Grace dies over on her blog  - you can see her latest APG Creation -----> HERE

Leave us a comment and let us know what you're creating these days, cards, journals, mini-albums - what's your jam?


  1. Your box is simply gorgeous. Love gold on black, and the black on black is elegant. Can't wait to make my own cards and projects using these.

  2. Just beautiful your box is a gift in it self. Love it.

  3. These foil plates make a wonderful accent to your creations. Thank You for sharing

  4. Wow Kate. I love black, and this is so elegant. The box with layered top is a dream project.

  5. Gorgeous layering and details! Love your beautiful projects! The black and gold box is really striking!

  6. Oh my goodness, Kate. These are so beautiful. The black / the gold / the box. Very inspirational!!!

  7. WOW! Your project is beyond stunning.

  8. WOW!!!! I keep saying that on this hop! LOL Your black box with black foiling is STUNNING, Kate! LOVE how you did the inside & the outside of your box! Your card is BEAUTIFUL TOO, but I think your box is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! A SUPER JOB, Kate!!!!;)<3

  9. Wow! I LOVE the beautiful foiling design on the black. It looks so rich, and is beautifully done.

  10. Every picture frame just kept getting better. One beautiful surprise after another and so classy

  11. Wow, oh WOW! Sooo elegant!! You really could give this as a gift to Royalty!!

  12. Oh my my my! Elegance personified! Fabulous! Fantastic! Outstanding! There’s simply not enough words to describe your stunning work. The box is classic, gives the feel of the most expensive box of chocolates ever! Nothing like black and gold to glam up a project. Your card is gorgeous too. Both have that “just right” touch of red. My my head is spinning from the gloriousness (new word?) of it!

  13. Thank you everyone for such a sweet comment!

  14. What an elegantly gorgeous ensemble!

  15. Wow, what a beautiful gift! The black makes it look so rich and elegant! I have been enjoying making folios inspired by Kathy Clement. She is one of my favorite creators, and was delighted to see her as a guest designer to showcase the APG dies.

  16. Wow! The black gift box is stunning! Love the gloss black glimmer "embossed" look! The gold ribbon and red flower just ties everything together! Beautiful matching card! Well done! tfs Hugs, Christine