Monday, September 17, 2018

Noel Ornament Holiday Card

Today, I'm showcasing a new die from Amazing Paper Grace,  Charming Round Tag, on this Noel Ornament Holiday Card.  I've also used Grand Dome 3D  dies.

When I finished this card, I wasn't really fond of it...… I'm liking it much better now!  It often helps me to walk away from a project for awhile, maybe even a day, and then look at it.  Sometimes I see something that needs to be changed, other times I see how good it looks. This card takes me out of my "box" a bit as it more glitzy than I usually make. A good thing to step out of my box!!!

I made the ornament first and designed the card around it.  I cut a round tag of teal cardstock for the base using the tag die from Charming Round Tag.  Then I cut gold foil paper with the same die with Noel insert at top and scroll design piece at the bottom.  The inserts for this die set are half round pieces and interchangeable. I also cut the ornament top piece from gold.  I used E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser along the edges to fasten the gold to teal.  Across the center I added a piece of teal ribbon and 2 pieces of gold braid and wrapped the ends to the back. I used E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser to fasten ribbon and all ends in back and the  E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser to fasten the braid. I then set it aside to make the card.

The basic shape of the card was cut with Grand Dome 3D Card out of cream color cardstock.  To do that, I placed a folded piece of cardstock (slightly bigger than Grand Dome 3D outer die) against but not over the cutting edge of die so the fold edge would not be cut.  I taped it place and cut the shaped card.  I cut off the tabs.  Next I cut teal cardstock with outer, scroll insert and inner circle dies from Grand Dome 3D Card.  After that I decided to put script stamping behind the ornament so I cut a mask using Grand Dome 3D Card outer die and circle.  I laid that over the card front and stamped over it with Penny Black Script stamp and Versafine Clair Twilight ink that was stamped off once.  Voila, the script is only in the circle area.  I sponged on a little color around the edges with Distress Peacock Feathers ink and also rubbed some over the scroll area.  
Then I got the idea to rub the same ink over the ornament.  I really didn't like the look of the white edges on the gold paper on Noel and scroll design so I sponged ink over and rubbed it in well.  Yes, the gold part got ink on it!  I simply wiped it off with a paper towel after misting it lightly with water. The ink didn't stick to the gold paper as it has such a shiny finish.

The ornament is fastened to the card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  I fastened a bow of teal and gold ribbon on top with Adhesive Dots Medium. The final touch is a few gold rhinestones on ornament and card. 

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you've found some inspiration here!


Materials Used:

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Charming Round Tag S4-962

Other Supplies: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Twilight ink, Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Penny Black Script stamp, Want2Scrap Gold Rhinestones,Teal Cardstock, Cream Cardstock, Gold Foil Cardstock, Ribbon, Gold Braid,

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Old Fashioned Merry Christmas Card

Here’s an Old Fashioned Merry Christmas Card with an image from Authentique Vintage Christmas Paper. I used new die from Charming Christmas Boughs to cut frame. I added a touch of gold with "Merry Christmas" and gold mat. 

To make the frame, i cut Charming Christmas Boughs from dark red and cream cardstock. I used negative pieces from cream paper to fit into the dark red frame. It was just luck that I tried that!  I liked how it looked as it complimented the background color of the image. The frame is layered onto a traditional red mat, then gold and dark red mats.  Striped paper (back side of Authentique paper with image) covers card front.  “Merry Christmas “ is cut from gold paper with Adhesive Sheets applied before cutting. That makes it so easy to fasten it to the card. A gold cord is tied around the fold edge. 

Thanks for visiting!

Happy creating!

Materials Used:

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Other Supplies: Authentique Vintage Christmas Paper; Cardstock: Red, Dark Red; Gold Cord, Gold Paper

Monday, August 27, 2018

Poinsettia Gift Box

Sponsored:  As a designer on the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team,, I am provided with dies to create projects. I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product from them.

Sorry to be late with my Amazing Paper Grace post ...too many things interfered with my spare time.  Or should I say "what spare time?"  Today, I made some time to put together a Poinsettia Gift Box with new dies from A Charming Christmas from Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  Love her new Cinch and Go Poinsettia set!  I used the Charming Cottage to make my box. Check it out on Spellbinders website to see what a cute cottage it makes!  I also used Charming Christmas Words
to make a border around the box.

To make the border, I cut 2 of Noel words with frame that has edge of small holes.  It's cut from white cardstock with Adhesive Sheets applied to the front side.  Once it was cut, I covered the adhesive with glitter.  So easy!  

I cut lavender pieces with the border die only to layer under the words.  I fastened the border to the box before fully assembling it.  The box is 2 die cut pieces fastened at 2 edges.  I used double sided tape to fasten together and to fasten the border.  I fastened one side at a time, bending border at the corners as it was fastened.  You can see seam where I put two borders together. I finished putting the box together by securing other edge and flaps on bottom.

I added rectangles of white cardstock at top of box but it's not very visible in any of my photos.  The flowers are fastened over it.  
I made 2 lavender poinsettias, one large and one small.  Glitter stamens form the centers. I used hot glue to hold them together. For the leaves, I cut the largest poinsettia out of green paper and cut it apart.

The flowers are fastened to the box with hot glue. A bow of white seam binding is tucked under the flowers.  

 This pretty Poinsettia Gift Box can easily hold a gift of jewelry or candies or gift card!   

 If you have any questions, send me an email or leave a comment with your email so I can answer.

Thanks for visiting! 

Materials used:
Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Cinch and Go Poinsettia
Charming Cottage Box
Charming Christmas Words

Cardstock: Lavender, White, Pale Green, Light Green, White Seam Binding, Prisma Glitter, Glitter Flower Stamens, Hot Glue Gun & Glue

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Holly Girl Christmas Card

Sponsored:  As a designer on the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, I am provided with dies to create projects. I'm also a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to  use.

Today, my Holly Girl Christmas card features a NEW Amazing Paper Grace die set, Holly Jolly Christmas.  Love this set because it's so versatile!  I used all but the "Merry Christmas" die.

I chose the girl image from Authentique Vintage Christmas Collection.  I cut it with the smallest rectangle die in the set.  It's bordered with a frame cut from light green and layered over red cardstock. It's popped up slightly with Thin 3D Foam Squares. The holly frame was cut from the same paper.  It's layered over cream cardstock and then on red cardstock on a 5 x 7 inch card.  I added tiny holly pieces layered over the holly in the frame and accented with red dots for berries.  

I made a triple loop bow from cream seam binding and accented it with a pearl and gold paper fastener plus 3 tiny holly leaves. Two Adhesive Dots hold it in place.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Authentique Vintage Christmas Collection "Eleven"; Cardstock: Red, Light Green, Cougar Natural; Cream Seam Binding; Pearl/Gold Paper Fastener; Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - A Charming Christmas | Blog Hop

Sponsored:  As a designer on the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team,, I am provided with dies to create projects. 

Tis the season to be jolly!  Even though it is only August, Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye.  I'm sure you are already listing out all the cards and gifts you're gonna make, right?  This year Becca of Amazing Paper Grace has designed a Christmas Collection - A Charming Christmas - for Spellbinders and we have a hop today to show you all the goodies and things we've made.  You can see the entire collection -----> HERE.

About A Charming Christmas Collection
Sweet little charms are so fun to play with, they can be dangled off of gifts, dangled off of cards and used in 3D Projects - they are just like the icing on the cake.  You will see that the "holiday" part of most of the sets in this collection have a Charm to personalize them - they are sized the same so you can mix and match them through your projects!  Here's the big deal: Outside of the charms and embellishments you add to make these dies Christmas, separately they can be used all year-round!! Yep, we're all budget shoppers too and want to get the most use out of a die!

Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  Don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog. The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

My Projects today:

First up is Yuletide Snowflakes

These are such intricate snowflake designs!  Love how delicate they are!  Each one is beautiful by itself or layered to make different snowflakes!  The large snowflake on my card is two layers as well as the white snowflake.  All my snowflakes were cut from white cardstock with Adhesive Sheets applied to top side.  Once cut, I removed the adhesive backing and sprinkled with glitter, some blue and some Prisma glitter.  My pictures really don't do justice to the sparkle of these snowflakes!

Second up is Christmas Postman

This was a fun stamp and die set for me to work with.  I sold and used many stamps in my years working at the Post Office.  I chose to use all 4 stamp images for my stamps.  They can easily be mixed and matched!  Each one was stamped with black ink on white cardstock.  Then I added background color around the image and touches of color on each image with markers.  The frame was cut from white cardstock with Adhesive Sheets on back.  My "postage stamps" are layered over Kraft cardstock with Merry Christmas repeatedly stamped over it.  I added the postmark cut from black cardstock with Adhesive Sheets applied to the back side.  That makes it easy to fasten to card.....simply peel adhesive backing and press in place!  I added a bit of twine like an old fashioned package.  My card is 5 x 7 inches. 

These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website ----- HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (A Charming Christmas not included).

There are six dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - A Charming Christmas Collection post between August 15 and August 19, 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 20th.  (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 from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection, the 3d Vignettes Collection or the Romancing the Swirl Collection.  

There will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six 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.  Next thing you know, the die will show up at your door.   The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each member to help us get merry with the Charming Christmas Collection:

Visit Joanna   -
Visit Teresa   -
Visit Melissa  - 
Visit Judy       -
Visit Leisha     -
Visit Becca     -

Thanks so much for joining into the fun with A Charming Christmas.
Leave a comment - tell us, how many Christmas Cards you plan to make this season !!