29 July 2020

Elegant Twist Oval | Floral card

Hi my Friends,

Today I am sharing a floral card featuring Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken.
I'd wanted to create something simple and I decided to colour the flowers and add to my card.


I started by colouring the flowers. I tried to colour them with pink alcohol markers but I wasn't happy with the result. So I chose purple. Then I had to find a coordinated paper with the flowers' colour. I chose a very light purple-green pattern that looks great. 



I embellished the card with little purple pearls.


I hope you like it because it was my first attempt to colour with alcohol markers :)

SUPPLIES:

S5-416  Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken
GLP-176 Borders and Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken
GLS-001 Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
PL-001  Spellbinders Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Thank you for stopping by

Kate 
from Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team


23 July 2020

Elegant Twist Circles | Hello


Hello my Friends,
I'm sharing a "Hello" card featuring Elegant Twist Circles Dies designed by Becca Feeken. I used my favourite colours: pink and mint.


I love vintage style cards. I used a "Vintage Photo" distress ink on the background to add a little colour on the edge of a card and I stamped a script on it.
In the middle, just around the clock, I adhered a large ring. I cut it using the outer and inner rim and pattern between. I used a foam 3D tape to add a dimension.  In the same way, I die-cut a middle size ring and fit it a little under. 

I cut the Stamperia flowers right up to the edge using my little scissors and put them on the bigger circle.


In the middle, I put the small circle. I stamped it using a Script Stamp.  Then I add a sentiment "Hello" with the coordinated background.  Lastly, I embellished my card with handmade flowers.


Supplies:

S4-1048  Elegant Twist Circles Dies 
DOMAPG-APR19  Elegant Swivel & Sashay Card  (Hello)
S4-1015  Candlewick Rosebud  (flower)
S4-1022  Candlewick Grand Pocket  (flowers)
DOMAPG-JUL20  Fanfare (little flowers)
S4-1025  Sweet Cottage Flowers  (leaves)
Script Background Stamp - JustRite Cling
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Stamperia paper


Thank you for stopping by
Kate

13 July 2020

Elegant Twist Oval by Becca Feeken | Floral card

Hello Friends,

Today I have an inspiration card to show you how you can use a Spellbinders dies from a new Collection the Elegant Twist designed by Becca Feeken to create a simple and beautiful project.


Onto floral background, I put a large oval die cut. I used an outer rim and pattern together to cut this.  I used the same combination with a  medium oval. I die cut it from the floral paper, the same as the background. To make a dimension I use a 3D tape to adhere them together.


I didn't add any handmade flowers this time. Instead, I cut out some flowers and put them between two ovals.


The sentiment is printed out. I have a very limited staff of stamps so printing it is the best way to create some sentiments for me.

SUPPLIES:
Floral paper
printer


Thank you for stopping by.
Have a good week 😍

Kate

10 July 2020

Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop - Fanfare




Hello Gracelets!!  You are about to fall in love with the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for July 2020 – Fanfare.  This large filigree filled oval reminds us of an oval doily. The open aperture center works like a frame for images or even a shaker. Use only half to make it appear rounded or as a border or pocket. The fan motif can be cut, tucked in, or layered to create a number of embellishments in no time. Ahhhh, romance, can you ever get enough?

Thank you Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace for the dies to use today. 

Fanfare Details

Not only do you get the large romantic die that fits a 5x7” card or frame, you get a smaller fan motif die that will make corners or embellishments. Four flower dies allow you to create beautiful dimensional accents. What a great value, above and beyond the low kit price! But if you’re on the fence, use code JULY to get 10% off your first month, subscribe here! (New club subscriptions only, for a limited time.) Fanfare is a $45 value.

These are some ways to use Fanfare:
  1. As a Background
  2. As a Large Frame
  3. As a Shaker
  4. Make Corner Embellishments from the Fan motif
  5. Flowers!
  6. Cut in half the short way to make a topper
  7. Cut in half the long way to make a border or edge
  8. Fold in half to make a pocket
How many ideas do you have?

There are SIX dies included in the Fanfare set

My Project Today using Fanfare


This month I prepared a card 13x18cm and a napkin holder. This set of dies is so amazing that I decided to create a simple card to show the uniqueness and style of this set.


I adhered a pale pink paper onto my card as a background. Anyway, I love this colour. 
I die cut a shape from a dust blue paper and white and gold a decorative pattern die cut. 

The sentiment is printed. In a graphic programme, I usually match the size of my sentiment to the size of the die-cut and then I print it.  

I embellished my card with handmade flowers made with dies from July DOM.


If you want to decorate your table or put something unique you can create a napkin holder using July DOM.  It's very easy to make. You only need to die cut the shape with a decorative pattern. Then cut it in a half and then you have 2 sides of your holder. To hold the napkins inside I put there a small box.

Supplies:

- Texture paper: pink, blue, white,
- gold mirror paper
- ribbon, pearls


 

Visit the Creative Team for more Fanfare Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Fanfare, the new APG July 2020 Die of the Month!



What will you make with Fanfare? A card? A scrapbook page? Home decor?
Tell me below in the comments!


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08 July 2020

Elegant Twist Oval by Becca Feeken | Simple card


Hello friends! Today I have one simple card to share. 

It's been long since I wanted to create something simple. I love this kind of cards but during creating I always have an impression that my card is too simple :)
But it is said that the less the better.


Firstly, I've printed beautiful watercolour flowers twice. One for background and another for my oval die cut from Elegant Twist Oval by Becca Feeken I cut a large outer rim with a pattern from a white paper. The medium oval has been cut from printed paper and matched to the background.


I foiled a sentiment "You are on my mind" from Border and Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates designed by Becca Feeken. This set includes two five-inch braided borders and seven phrases: I’m here for you always; I care!; Hello, Lovely!; You are on my mind; You’ve got this!; I will never forget; your kindness.


To add some cuteness I embellished my card with handmade flowers. I used amazing little dies from Candlewick Pocket. 


SUPPLIES:


Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken  Borders and Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken  Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Prism

S5-416  Elegant Twist Oval           GLP-176 Border and Sentiments        GLF-032 Glimmer Hot Foil                                                                          Glimmer Hot Foil Plates                       Roll - Prism



Shapeabilities Candlewick Grand Pocket Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken            Glimmer Hot Foil System

S4-1022 Candlewick Pocket            GLS-001  Glimmer Hot Foil System 


Thank you for stopping by!
Kate

05 July 2020

Summer card


Happy Monday Friends!

Today I have a card to share featuring the Spellbinders new Collection designed by Becca Feeken. 
This Collection is called the Elegant Twist and it contains 6 sets of dies.


For this card, I used outer rim and pattern together from the large square and the same combination with a  medium square. 


To create a sentiment I foiled one "You are on my mind". This comes from Borders and Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken. On the picture, it seems silver but in reality, the colour is changing depending on what angle you look at it.


I embellished my card with handmade flowers (APG June Die of the Month) and leaves

SUPPLIES

Thank you for stopping by, Kate
Have a nice week.


24 June 2020

I will never forget your kindness


I'm excited to be back today with a card that I made using a beautiful die called Splendid Trilliant from Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken.


I die cut the background of my shape and two layers with inlay design. I have adhered them so that they are slightly offset. 
To create a sentiment I foiled "I will never forget your kindness" using Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from The Elegant Twist Collection and Gold Foil, cut out using a rectangle die. 
I foam mounted onto my card.


Using flowers dies that come with Candlewick Grand Pocket I created small flowers to decorate my card. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the newest Collection from Becca Feeken.
Have a great day!
Kate

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20 June 2020

Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month Blog Hop - Snip It Grid



Are you ready for another versatile Snip It Grid Die?

As a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, I receive free product for use in my projects. 

Hello Gracelets!!  We are so tickled to share our inspiration for the newest Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for June 2020 - A2 Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator.  In fact, since Our earlier Snip It Die was a hit and Becca decided to give you another option with lots of extras!  All of us on the Creative Team want to show you our take on how to use it.

Snip It Grid Extras

The extras added on to this die set make it a wonderful value.  In addition to the grid, you get an entire lower case alphabet plus enough of the upper case alphabet to do Day of Week abbreviations and Months.  If you are already a Member of the Die of the Month Club then you might be tickled to know that this lower case alphabet matches the Upper Case alphabet from October 2019 Die of the Month - One Kind Word (still available).

We kicked around how we might use the die and here's what we came up with:
  1. Background
  2. Large Frame
  3. Double Frame with two apertures
  4. Calendar
  5. Snip out the cross pieces and make a lined background
  6. Shaker Card
  7. Weaving
  8. Crossword Puzzle
Okay, okay, you get the idea!  But we want you to know that this transforms and gives you so many unique options.


Here are the dies included in the set:



My Project Today using Snip It Grid:


Today I'm showing you a Birthday Card. I used letters from the set to create a Happy Birthday sentiment and the date. 


My second project is a little box with ribbon and handmade flowers. On the right side I put a gold sentiment "On This day".  Flowers are incredibly beautiful.

Supplies: 
Stamps: none
Paper: printed
Ink: Distress Ink picked raspberry,  Distress Ink evergreen bough

If you are new to the blog, you may find this helpful -  --------> How the Club Works.

If you missed the introduction, this will bring you up to date  -------------->  Commonly Asked Questions.

 Creative Team Links:

Visit each Creative Team blog for a creative and innovative card and 3D papercraft project using the new APG June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator!

How would you use Snip It Grid and Calendar Creator?  Share the inspiration and tell me in the comments!

By the way, we’d love you to join us at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook. It’s our space to share your creations, learn techniques, and get inspired. We have exclusive sketches, tutorials, and more for crafters of all levels!

Speaking of sharing,  be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -------> on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

Join our new Instagram account where we share all things made with Amazing Paper Grace Products, Giveaways, Product Sneaks and More - AmazingPaperGrace_Creates

More Inspiration using Snip It Grid

Thnaks so much for participating in our hop!  You can see more of my creations using Amazing Paper Grace Dies on these social media channels:

Kate Skonieczna - Craft2Owls via Facebook
Craft2Owls via Instagram
Craft2Owls via Pinterest


12 June 2020

Introducing Elegant Twist Blog Hop | Amazing Paper Grace



Elegant Twist Die Collection by Amazing Paper Grace

It's time to introduce another new collection from Amazing Paper Grace. Whether your handmade cards are made up of detailed die-cuts or clean and simple die-cuts, we all have something in common - we love to start with a base shape. 

As a member of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, I receive free product for use in my projects. 

The newest Classic Die Collection from Amazing Paper Grace is Elegant Twist. It is a classic set of Rectangles, Squares, Circles, and Ovals with a curvy elongated bordering pattern that reminds us of the undulating pattern of a rope and that's where it gets its name. Elegant Twist gives you an elegant twisted border base shape to either stamp on or layer on.

Inspiration for Elegant Twist

We're tickled about this unique rope inspired pattern. Moreover, it is romantic and draws the eye toward the center of the design. Or do you see something more masculine or nautical?  Beyond what meets the eye, Elegant Twist has a twist! By simply placing two of the same designs back to back, you get a lovely criss-cross pattern! 

Elegant Twist is designed to layer or pair with the other classic finishes in the Hemstitch Classic Collection and the Candlewick Classic Collection. The Elegant Twist set features 7 dies that allow you to have either a frame or a filled-in bordered design. All in all, the Elegant Twist Collection is something different to give your cards or panels a unique flair.

My Project For Today:


For my card, I used the same pattern for the background and a smaller circle. I added a gold layer and a purple layer of large circle pattern. For the medium circle, I added only the gold layer.

I used the same paper pattern for creating a bag. I added a medium circle with 2 layers of colours. All are decorated with a bow and handmade flowers.





To create my flowers I used a die S4-1022 Candlewick Grand Pocket where you can find 3 flowers dies.



Availability:

These Elegant Twist Collection, including my Die S4-1048 - Elegant Twist Circles and plates are available right NOW on the Spellbinders website!

 
Enter to Win an Amazing Paper Grace Die!

To enter to win, visit and leave a comment on every Creative Team Member's post that is linked below, by June 17, 2020, 11:59 pm Eastern. Two winners will be randomly selected and announced on June 18, 2020, on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. Winners need to claim their die by July 2, 2020, by sending their addresses through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

We encourage all of our international friends to participate! All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace.


Creative Team Links:

Visit each Creative Team blog for a creative and innovative card and 3D papercraft project using the new Elegant Twist Collection and be sure to leave comments to enter to win!


Do you love Elegant Twist as much as we do?  Tell me in the comments!

We’d love you to join us at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook. It’s our space to share your creations, learn techniques, and get inspired. We have exclusive sketches, tutorials, and more for crafters of all levels!

Hugs
Kate


25 May 2020

Amazing Paper Grace May Die of the Month Blog Hop



We just love dies that transform into different things!  When you look at this die template there is no limit to the ways it can be fixed and flipped and folded to give you a beautiful prop, box, or card.  Welcome to the APG May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over. 

We often talk about that "easy to use die template" that you reach for time after time after time.  
This is one of those.  This month after using it we've seen it make the most darling filigree envelope that simply requires cutting and folding.  We've seen it make a simple notecard that will produce a card in under five minutes.  We've seen it make a box top that simply takes the time to score and fold the box and drape the die over the top.  As always, the die makes a card that goes from just die-cutting to one that has layers of the filigree elements crisscrossed.  Lol, do cards make themselves?  
Almost with this one - that puts in on our "goto" list.

Here are the dies included in the set:

My project today:

My first inspiration for today's Hop is a horizontal card with decorative sides. 
On the top, I added two layers of square beautiful die-cut, gold and cream.
Flowers are made with a die from this set. 


Sentiment on printed firstly on a paper and then die cut.

My second project is a box with triangular walls. 


I die cut each side with die without an outline and then I added the same die cut twice with the outline.  At the top of my box, I cut out holes to tie it up with a ribbon.



Supply List:
Stamps: none; sentiment is printed 
Paper: Mint, creme and gold paper
Ink: none
 
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.
 
It's amazing to see what the rest of the APG Creative Team made with this die.  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 Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.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

 

19 May 2020

Harmony Doily



My new inspiration for Amazing Paper Grace.
Flowers are handmade. The light pink roses are made with Spellbinders dies (S5-050 Donna Salazar Rese Creation), one of the first dies I ever bought.
The dark pink flower is made with S4-1015 Candlewick Rosebud - one of my favourite.



To decorate I used a little of White Gesso and glitter.

I also added a decorative element made from resin and painted Prima's paints.

Thank you for stopping by
Kate