Sunday, November 4, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club


Good morning!!  Welcome to our inaugural blog hop of the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  Today we're here to pump you up with some inspiration for the many ways and many colors to use the Die of the Month as well as to give you the skinny on the club.  Stay tuned until the end of the post when I'll point you to the next inspiration stop in our blog hop.

What is the Die of the Month?
The Die of the Month is an exclusive die, crème de la crème, designed by Becca Feeken that are unlike previous collections.  These are the special ones, the ones that have waited for a special occasion!  What better way than to take you on a year-long ride of pleasant surprises!

Where is the Die of the Month available?
The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available through Spellbinders.  You can buy it -------HERE.

How much is the Die of the Month?
It's a large die and subscription to the club is $30.00 per month and includes US Shipping.

What's so special about the Die of the Month?
These are dies designed by Becca that are chock full of extra rims and options so that you have a huge amount of flexibility in creating more than one creation from the same set.  It's exclusive and limited, so you won't see it anywhere else and it's available until the subscription quantities are gone.

When is the Die of Month available?
The die of the month is available on the first of every month in quantities to cover subscriptions.  When it is gone, it's gone :-)

Why have a Die of the Month?
When most of Becca's dies come out they are themed collections of 12 to 14 dies.  These are the dies that are more specialized that she didn't want to build an entire collection around - they are definitely Becca's style but she's built extra functionality and thought into these sets.  You all have spoken loud and clear to say that you have a monthly budget and that you want Becca dies all year long without breaking the bank.  Well, here you go.  Don't worry, collections are not going away but streaming them out on a monthly basis you'll see one once a month and they are delightful on the budget.

Join other "Gracelets"
Once you're in, start creating!!  We can't wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies - be the first to post your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

Why post?  You'll be showing Becca how you use the die so that she can fine tune upcoming months to fit your groove and you'll be inspiring everyone who looked at the die and didn't know all the possibilities - it's a community thing.

Still, need more info?  Be sure you read all the Frequently Asked Questions ------HERE.

Here's My Die of the Month Make:
This month's die is called  Christmas Village Vignette Frame Die.  If you look closely you'll notice that it looks a whole lot like the popular 3D Vignette Grand Cabinet.  That's no accident - Becca likes to make things that work together and add value to what's already in your stash.  No worries though, you don't have to have 3D Vignettes to use this die.

I made two totally different projects!  That's what I like most about Christmas Village Vignette Frame Die set, it's very versatile.  The pieces can be layered without a lot of dimension as shown in my vintage looking little book shown at top of my post.  I've colored the pieces and layered them for my Christmas scene.  To make it into a book, I used an accordion fold binding with pages cut same as the cover.
My second project, a dimensional card, is a total contrast from my book!  It shows a white wintery scene with lots of dimension.  Each layer is popped up with 3D Foam Squares.  I love all the white buildings against a starry blue sky! 


More Inspiration
There is much more inspiration in store for what you can use this die set for.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Hop along with us every month as a new die of the month is revealed.  The line up is pretty awesome!

Thanks for stopping!

Judy




                            

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Merry Tag and Gift Card Holder


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

Here's a Merry Tag and Gift Card Holder that I made using Amazing Paper Grace "Charming Tag Pocket" die set.  A gift card fits perfectly into the pocket! 



To make it, I cut a olive green tag, a pocket from Authentique paper and "Merry" design with outer edge from red cardstock with Adhesive Sheets on back.  I also used the pocket to cut just the top edge from red cardstock. It's fastened behind the pocket edge for a narrow border of red.  I also cut a red stocking and a white one.  I cut the top off the white one and fastened it over the red stocking.  The pocket is fastened using E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser. "To" and "From" can easily be written on the back of the tag.  I've added a name to the stocking to personalize it.


Happy crafting!
Thanks for visiting!

judy

Materials Used:

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:


Authentique "Vintage Christmas" paper
Cardstock: Red, White, Olive Green
Dot Ribbon
Twine

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Cool Penguin Card with Stampendous and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Sponsored:  I'm a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and receive product to use for projects.

Stampendous! and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L have paired for a Holiday Blog Hop this week!  Lots of inspiration on both blogs. Here are links for all the days:

Lots  of  inspiration on Stampendous! Blog as well!

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Today, I have a Cool Penguin Card on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog


Here are a few step out photos and directions:

- Start with white 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
- Cut purple and lavender mats
- Press edges of lavender mat on watermark ink pad.  Apply Stampendous©!  Detail Gold Embossing Powder to edges and heat to emboss. Do Not stamp with snowflakes first as photo shows!  Gold embossing powder will stick to snowflakes - lesson learned!  Of course, that could be a very cool background as well!


- Repeatedly stamp snowflakes on lavender paper with watermark ink.
- Stamp verse on white cardstock with black ink. Trim to size
- Cut purple mat for verse.
- Assemble purple and lavender mats to card front and verse to purple mat using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser .


- Freehand cut snowbank from white cardstock.  Shade with watercolor markers


- Stamp penguin, hat and sweater from Stampendous©! Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies set on white cardstock with watermark ink.  Heat emboss with Stampendous©!  Detail Gold Embossing Powder .  
- Use dies from Stampendous©! Cool Penguin Stamps and Cutting Dies set to cut out penguin, hat and sweater.
- Use watercolor markers to color hat, sweater and penguin
- Attach sweater to penguin with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
- Attach hat along bottom edge with E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser.  The narrow adhesive works so well along the edge!


- Fasten snowbank to card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix in center.  Use E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive at ends


- Use Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix to fasten penguin on areas that are above snowbank.  Use E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser  at bottom edge where penguin is over snowbank.
- Fasten matted verse with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix


Enjoy a Cool Penguin Card!

Happy creating! 
judy


Materials Used:


Other Supplies: Watercolor Markers, Black Ink, Watermark Ink, Cardstock: White, Lavender, Purple