Sunday, March 18, 2018

Filigree Easter Basket made with Amazing Paper Grace Ornamental Arch

 Hello everyone! Here's a sweet little Filigree Easter Basket made with Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes and Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  This is a fun little treat basket.  Paper color can easily be changed for a completely different looking basket.  Make a variety of colors!


Here's how to make this little basket....
Cut 2 side pieces with  Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Partially cut arch with Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes inner arch die.  To do this place die on arched paper piece and tape in place. (use removable tape).  Place on cutting place.  Place cover plate only over portion of die to cut arch.  This is over the arch part.  I've made a light pencil mark along the side for how far to cut.  Run through die cutting machine in this way.  Pressure will only be applied where cover plate is covering die and rest won't cut.  You can see one piece that is cut in the photo.

Cut 2 of Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes side pieces.  Cut one in half for ends of basket.  Trim other one to same size as bottom edge of basket side piece plus 1/4 inch on each end.

 Here you can see the bottom has been cut and corners diagonally cut.  Ends were scored at 1/4 inch. 
Apply Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of white cardstock.  Cut 2 with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes outer die and filigree arch.
From cutouts, cut 2 with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes inner filigree die.
Cut curved portion off of filigree inner piece.  

Place filigree pieces on basket sides by removing Adhesive Sheet backing and pressing in place. 
Apply Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in to edges of bottom and side pieces.

Fasten bottom to bottom edges of both basket sides

Fasten end pieces to bottom.  Fold up basket sides and fasten to side edges.

Basket looks like this

 Curl flaps over round object like pencil or marker.  Secure to each side with Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in.  Stack pink and white buttons. Stitch through holes with pearl cotton. Fasten button to basket side with Adhesive Dots Medium.  I used 2 for extra sticking power!
To complete basket, tie bow around handles.  I colored the seam binding with Distress inks to match my buttons.  Cut white tag with Graceful Tiny Tag – Vintage Elegance die.  Stamp verse on tag.  Tie to basket handle.
Fill baslet with Easter grass and candies!  Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Graceful Tiny Tag – Vintage Elegance

Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch
Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in
Adhesive Dots Medium

Other Supplies:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Medieval Blue
Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Holidays stamps
Cardstock - White, Purple
White Seam Binding
White Buttons
Peach Buttons
Pearl Cotton

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Paper Flowers Headband and Hair Clip with Cinch & Go Flowers III

Good Morning! 
Today I've made a Paper Flowers Headband and Hair Clip using Spellbinders APG Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes .  I amazed myself with how pretty these flowers turned out!  How cute for a baby or little girl to wear!

The flowers were cut from pale pink cardstock.  Here you see the die and cut flowers.  For the larger flowers on the headband and hair clip, I used the largest 3 flowers.  The flower buds were made with one each of the 2 smaller flowers.

Each of the flowers was colored with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.  I applied the ink a bit darker on one side.  That's the inner part on the flowers. Both sides were misted with water to make the ink blend into the paper. 
Leaves and flower calyx were cut from green cardstock.  These were shaded with Peeled Paint Distress marker and misted with water..  The leaves were cut apart to fill in around the flowers.

I forgot to take photos of how I shaped the flowers....sorry.
I use a stylus with large and medium ball ends. I place each flower on a piece of craft foam or an old mouse pad.  Then I use the stylus to rub the petal into a cup shape.  Becca has a good YouTube tutorial that I watched to learn how to shape the petals. She shows the original Cinch and Go Flowers.  The technique works the same for Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes.
I used hot glue to fasten the flowers and leaves to a small piece of green felt for both the headband and hair clip. A few white stamens are tucked in between flowers.  The felt was wrapped around the headband and fastened with hot glue. 

On the hair clip, the felt is cut to fit the top of the alligator clip and glued in place with hot glue.

I love how these turned out! 

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Creating!

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Other Supplies:
Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral Ink Pad
Cardstock: Green, Pale Pink
Flower Stamens: White, Ivory Pearl
Alligator Hair Clip
Stretch Headband
Green Felt
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Birthday Number Shaker Card with 3D Grand Dome Card

Happy Sunday!  I'm back with a fun Birthday Number Shaker Card created with Amazing Paper Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D VignettesFiligree Numbers – Elegant 3D Vignettes and Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes dies.  It's easy to personalize this card!  Make it for a boy or girl by simply changing papers and the number.

To recreate this card, cut one of Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes with circle opening which will be top. Cut another one without circle opening which will show in back of shaker.  Trim off tabs on edges.
Use E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive around circle opening on back side.  Place acetate over circle opening.
Next, cut edges of Crafty Foam Tape White so it can be curved around circle opening. Add pieces of Crafty Foam Tape White at bottom edges.
Fill shaker space with sequins, beads and little bits from Jillibean Bowl of Dreams stickers. To use sticker, fasten to paper and trim or put glitter on sticker adhesive to it won't stick in shaker. Fasten background paper over foam tape.

Cut 2 scalloped circles using circle from Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes and Scalloped Circles LG.
Use E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to back of white circle.  Fasten over aqua circle.  Fasten both to front of shaken.

Fasten aqua paper to one side of 3D Creative Sheets, Trim it around paper.  Cut numbers with Filigree Numbers – Elegant 3D Vignettes.  The 3D Creative Sheet backing will give numbers dimension.
Fasten numbers to acetate over shaker by removing backing on 3D Creative Foam.  So easy!

Form 4⅞ x 6½ʺ card from white cardstock.  On scrap of 4⅞ʺ wide cardstock, trace around curved edge of Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes outer die.

Cut slightly away from pencil line.  Use this as template to trace onto card front.

Cut along pencil line, cutting line off. 

Fasten shaker to card front using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser adhesive.

Cut ½ʺ wide strip of patterned paper same width as shaker.  Apply Crafty Foam Tape White to back.  Fasten across bottom of card below shaker assembly.

Fasten 3D Creative Sheets to aqua paper.  Cut "happy" from it using die from Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes.
Fasten Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of white cardstock.  Cut "happy" from it.

Fasten white "happy" behind aqua one slightly offset.  Fasten to card by simply peeling backing and pressing in place.
Stamp "birthday" with aqua ink on white cardstock.  Trim around it.  Fasten to card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  Add a few random sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro.
Tie bow.  Fasten to card with Adhesive Dots Micro

The only thing left is to give it to someone special!

I hope you've enjoyed this fun Birthday Number Shaker Card! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Crafting!
judy hayes


Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Jillibean Bowl of Dreams Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp
White Cardstock

Sunday, February 25, 2018

"I AM" Mini Album with Grand Arch 3D Card

Hi everyone! 
I'm back with a mini album created with Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes from Becca Feeken's Amazing Paper Grace dies by Spellbinders.  This album is called "I AM" Mini Album.

It's created with Amazing Paper Grace Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes for base of the album.  I've added hand sewn page signatures between the Grand Arch 3D Card pages.  I also used Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes, Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes, Cinch and Go Flowers and Arched Swallowtail Pennants.

Here are the pages, covers and spine pieces. 

The tabs are cut off of the covers and pattern paper for the covers.

I made sewn book signature pages of drawing paper to add between the divider pages.

Five pieces of paper cut 8 ⅜ʺ x 4 ⅞ʺ make up each signature, three signatures in the mini album. Each signature was scored, folded and holes poked in fold.  Holes that match in spacing were added to spine piece of album.  Each signature was sewn into spine between cuts for divider pages.  I recommend making hole spacing so center hole isn't next to cut slots.  I didn't think of that soon enough so it was a little hard to put tabs into the spine.

Here you can see stitching of signatures into spine.

Here's what the pages look like before adding dividers into the slots.

I next added the divider pages. 

The tabs were secured to the spine with Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in. 
Then black check paper was fastened over spine to hide tabs.  Again I used Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in at edges to secure it well. 
 Patterned paper was fastened to front covers using Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12 inch applied to each piece. 
The front cover is decorated with an arched frame cut with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes. I cut two and fastened them together for more dimension.  A solid lighter color paper is behind it.
The piece with "thankful, grateful, blessed" was cut with Arched Swallowtail Pennants #3 (#1 being smallest). It was trimmed to fit.  I used the label from Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes across the bottom popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.
Little flowers cut with Cinch and Go Flowers #1 and #2 frame the label, each fastened with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Medium.  Each flower has a center made with 2 DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Medium on top of each other and covered with embossing powder (not heated).  A few leaves cut with leaf stem from Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes are tucked in behind flowers.  Knotted seam binding is fastened with DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Medium also.
I added patterned paper to each divider page on both sides, again using Adhesive Sheets 6 x 12 inch to apply adhesive. 
Here's the page inside the front cover:

I made a pocket cut with arch frame from Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes.  Arch part is folded down  showing  paper back pattern.  A journal page is tucked into it.

Here's another divider page....
The "I Am" page is from Simple Stories I AM Vertical Elements.  I cut the words from that page and popped them up with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.

Another divider page...

Another arched frame cut with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes.  Little flowers and leaves along the side.

Inside the back cover...

On the left is a pocket with slide out journaling card.  Inside the back cover, is a flip page made with pieces cut with arched die from Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes.  I cut decorative paper with Arched Swallowtail Pennants and trimmed them to fit.  Another small flower decorates the top. 
I hope you enjoyed this I AM Mini Album tutorial. I love making handmade books!  This was fun to put together and decorate. 

Be sure to check out Becca's Amazing Paper Grace blog post on February 27, 2018.  She'll show all the books made by Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.  Loads of inspiration!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Happy Creating!



Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes
Cinch and Go Flowers
Arched Swallowtail Pennants

DODZ™ Adhesive Dots Medium
E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
Extreme Double-Sided Tape in
Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in

Simple Stories - I Am Collection
Echo Park Wedding Bliss Lt. Pink/Pink
Bazzill Paper – Taffy, Aqua
Olive Green card stock
Dark Yellow Embossing Powder
Seam Binding