22 January 2020

Introducing 3D Vignette Mini-Albums

3D Vignettes were introduced almost 2 years ago and along the journey, our readers have begged us not to abandon the concept but to keep adding on.  As always, your wish is our command!  Introducing 3D Vignette Mini-Albums.   When the first 3D Vignettes came out, we fashioned them into mini albums using the familiar side piece and slots but now we've made it permanent with a Universal Hinge.  Plus we've added a whole collection of dies you can use inside the mini-album including two new shaped card profiles and a new Cinch and Go Cottage Bloom Flower that can be used as a dimensional flower or a flat flower inside the mini-album.  Stay tuned as you see a mini-album from each Creative Team Member and card that highlights one of the dies used in the mini-album.

About 3D-Vignette Mini Albums

When the response to the first 3D Vignette cards turned into mini albums blog hop brought such a positive response, readers asked for more.  Becca designed an easy to fold Universal Hinge that makes it easy to convert your 3D Vignette cards into  Mini Albums.  Staying true to her mix and match budget sensibility, of course, all of the elements of this new collection can be used to make flat cards, can be used with original 3D Vignette designs, and older 3D Vignette dies can be refreshed and used with the mini-albums.

Best of all, if you have ever been too overwhelmed to create a mini-album or a scrapbook page, take heart.  Since your choices are mix and match, we've taken all of the guess work out.  The small format is card-sized which makes it do-able for those of you accustomed to working on a small card size project.  We've made albums that are tiny up to 6 x 6" and 8 x 8.

My project for Today:

First up is S5-408 Grand Vaulted Cabinet Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken. S5-409 Universal Accordion Fold Spine is an unmissable die that agrees with any mini album.  This die is so helpful. Making the spine is so easy and quick.

To create this Mini-Album I used a delicate and pastel paper from Loveland Collection from ScrapBoys. For most of the pages I used a gold paper under a cut dies.

I used a 3D Interactive Pivot Banner to make a little surprise for people watching this album. You can put little photographs inside or have the decorative square.

On the last pages I put a Woven Trellis Side Pocket where you can get more photographs.

I used S4-1025 Sweet Cottage Flowers to decorate the first page of my mini album.

Here is what the die I've used in my mini album looks like:

For my project today I made a mini album for Valentine's Day.  There are lots of places where you can put your photos.

In addition, I've made a card using the same die I used in my mini album. I used a Candlewick Squares Dies from Candlewick Classics Collection. Then I have used a new beautiful baskets with flower die. This is a Grateful Thankful Blessed 3D Layering Dies from new Collection. It looks beautiful alone and works perfectly with S5-408 Grand Vaulted Cabinet.


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

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and on the post of every Creative Team Member for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our 7 blogs on the Introducing 3D Vignettes Mini-Albums post between January 22 and January 27, 2020, 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 January 28th.  (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 three 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, the dies will be sent out in our next batch. 

The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, allow 6 to 8 weeks for the delivery of prize winnings.)

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 Kate       -  craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Karan     - karangerber.blogspot.com
Visit America - cardsbyamerica.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     - amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Please visit our January Designer of the Month - Gloria Stengel - to see her version of our mini-album at https://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/2020/01/amazing-paper-grace-guest-dt-dreamer.html

Thanks so much for joining us for the 3D Vignettes Mini-Album Hop.  Can you see yourself making a gift card mini-album with four pockets and a gift card in each pocket?  Do you have an idea for your next mini-album?  Share in the comments or let us know which dies have found a way into your heart.


17 January 2020

Amazing Paper Grace January Die of the Month Blog Hop

Who doesn't smile when they get flowers.  Today we're giving you a way to present a bouquet to whomever your heart desires.  The January Die of the Month is a Pop Up 3D Vignette Bouquet.  It's one of those show stopper pieces that folds down flat to fit into an envelope but it's right at home living on a desk.

Even if 3D is not your thing, these beauties can also be used on flat cards and just in time for Valentine's Day.  A bouquet of flowers or a bouquet of hearts - what's your sweetheart getting this year?   Your panel can be decorative, textured or simply a sentiment.

We have started our 2020 year with Amazing set of dies designed by Becca Feeken that allows you to make elegant and unique 3D cards. This Die of the Month gives you a variety of possibility.

You can put a bouquet of flowers in a basket or create a basket full of hearts. It is up to your imagination.

My Project Today:

Today I created a basket with flowers in pastels colours. In front, petals are white and gold and at the back, they are white and light pink. The bouquet is decorated with leaves.

My second project:

My second project is a card. I used a Die of the Month as the star. 
Valentine's Day is coming so don't wait too long and make your unique 3D card with Becca January Die of the Month.

Supply List
Stamps: none
Paper: Trimcraft "The Promise", Trimcraft "Floral Fancy", Dovecraft "Curiosity Corner"
Ink: none
Accessories: January die of the Month,  S4-564 Spellbinders Shapeabilities Simply Said Phrase Set, ribbon, pearls, 

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 - you are here
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Karan     – karangerber.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

02 January 2020

Crackle - how I made it ?

I'd like to share with you how I made the crackle on the clay embellishment.

Honestly, I made it by accident. Yes, by accident.
I bought my first mould and I couldn't wait to do something with it. 
So I went to the HoobyCraft shop and bought the cheapest clay. It was heavy and hard to work with.
I didn't realize then that this kind of clay is not right.

 At first, it looked good (above) but the next day it looked like on the picture below.
The clay around the foam ball was cracked.
I wanted to throw it away but finally, I decided to finish my first ball.

On the top, I made a white crackle using Crackle Medium from Americana Decor.
It is not a perfect ball but it looks like a very old decor.
The silver effect I got using Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique wax, Old Silver.

Thank you for stopping by.