Monday, May 14, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection

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.


Welcome friends, today we are introducing Becca Feeken's new Amazing Paper Grace dies.  Welcome to the Romancing the Swirl Collection - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection - HERE.

About Romancing the Swirl Collection
The Romancing the Swirl Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders is chock full of calligraphic swirls and elegant, classic dreamy motifs that will be in style for years to come.  Meant to be used together across the collection, every die will be in character with another as they are combined.  Well rounded with squares, circles, ovals, and rectangles - each combination provides the ability to create a layering masterpiece adorned by the extra embellishments in the collection.

Each designer of Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team is sharing their creations with two dies from the collection.  Links to each of the other Creative Team members are below so you can see all the inspiration on the hop.  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, let's see the dies I get to introduce!

My Projects Today:

I enjoyed working with  S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert.  This set is designed to coordinate with S5-289 Filigree Booklet.  I used that set to make the little booklet. (Directions to assemble booklet are on Spellbinders website with Filigree Booklet)  Pages were cut from lightweight cardstock.  I used the insert die to cut the slits on some of the pages.

I also cut a gray piece to put inside the front cover with a verse.(see photo below) This die from Swirl Booklet Insert cuts slits for tucking in a photo or verse insert as I've done. 
The design on booklet front was cut using Swirl Booklet Insert.  I really like that the insert has a separate outer edge cutting die so it can be cut for layering or cut as an insert.  I cut the insert with the outer cutting edge.  I used the outer cutting edge alone to cut the aqua paper.  I used Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch applied to back of gray paper (same as cover paper) before cutting the insert.  It makes it so easy to fasten this intricate die cut to the paper behind it!  To make it silver, I rubbed DecoArt Metallic Lustre Silver Spark over it before fastening it to aqua paper.  I like the look of antique metal so I didn't try to make it perfectly covered with silver. Little pearls and rhinestones accent the design.  Before adding the Swirl design to the booklet, I fastened ends of crinkled seam binding (colored with Distress Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough) to booklet edges using adhesive from E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.  Back of booklet has aqua paper on it as well to cover end of ribbon.   I made tiny flowers using the smallest die from S6-050 Cinch and Go Flowers and cut out of text weight off white paper.  Each tiny flower is 2 layers and has aqua stamens.  These are fastened to a small piece of cardstock with Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Dots Mini.  That's fastened to the booklet with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  I've tucked in a few silver stamens as accent.  The pointed silver pieces were cut  with die that resembles an intricate bow from Swirl Booklet Insert set.  I cut it from gray cardstock, rubbed on silver Metallic Lustre and snipped out the center piece.  It's folded in half and tucked under the flowers.  A tiny little detail but it sure adds a lot!


First project is created with S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert
  
This die set can easily be used alone or with coordinating with S5-289 Filigree Booklet.

My second project showcases S4-926 Swirl Tags:


Love this set of tags for several reasons!  First the hole die is separate so tag can have a hole or not! Plus each tag has two sizes and can be layered to have border/mat that exactly fits the tag.  And each piece can be used as a separate tag, two sizes!  I've layered the tag on my card with a navy border around verse tag and no hole in tags.  I've accented the ends of the tag with two of the swirly pattern die cuts.  These are so intricate! Tag is fastened to card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix  I used 2 of the swirly accents to make the border pattern along the left edge of the card.  I applied Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of cardstock before cutting.  That makes it easy to apply these intricate die cuts to the border strip.  I really like how it adds to the card!


I've used S6-050 Cinch and Go Flowers to cut the flowers from text weight off white paper (second smallest die)  I colored the flowers with Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass.  Each one has a center made with Adhesive Dots Small and covered with Distress Antique Linen embossing powder, not heated.  Easy to do!  Flowers are fastened to the card with Adhesive Dots Small and Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  Navy leaves were cut using leaf from S5-364 Cotillion Corner.  I rubbed white pigment ink over them.  I like how the veins really show up now. Leaves were fastened with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  A bow of seam binding is tucked behind tag and held in place with Adhesive Dots Medium

Availability:
These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website.  Because there has just been a European launch, I'd encourage you to go ahead and grab those dies that speak to your heart - 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 a previous collection (Romancing the Swirl not included).

Prizes:
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 - Romancing the Swirl Collection post between May 14 and May 18, 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 May 19th.  (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, or the 3d Vignettes 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. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each 
member to see more sweet samples from the Romancing the Swirl Collection:

Also, help us welcome new Creative Team Member Alicia Barry!
Visit Joanna
Visit Teresa
Visit Melissa
Visit Judy  - you are here!
Visit Alicia  
Visit Becca

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Romancing the Swirl!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is your fav!!



Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert
S5-289 Filigree Booklet

Other Supplies: Bazzill Papers; DecoArt Metallic Lustre Silver Spark; Photo Play Red White and Blue; Want2Scrap rhinestones and pearls; Distress Inks: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass; Distress Antique Linen Embossing Powder;  Seam Binding; Off-white text paper

53 comments:

Teresa said...

I love both your projects... using the die to create a border on the blue card is genius!! You are amazing :)

Creative Lady said...

Judy, your projects are lovely, I love the color of your first project.

Lynda Mellor said...

Simply gorgeous how can you pick a favourite!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Cookie R said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one.

Peggy said...

Lovely cards! the way you used the dies is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

Niki said...

Beautiful cards, lovely touches with the flowers. I think I like the Corner Cotillion die the best in this collection. Thanks for sharing!

Alet said...

Another lovely set...really like the use of the silver luster

Chelsea said...

Oh, wow - beautiful and very creative cards here. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Melita said...

Wow! Fabulous! Love the way you used the tags!

Joy Meadows said...

The new dies are just so beautiful! And, your creations are amazing!!

SuzzieQ said...

Thank you for your ideas on these Romancing the Swirl Collection die sets. You are very clever to make this booklet. I adore your tiny flowers you made for your booklet.

Lori Sloan said...

What beautiful cards! Thank you for inspiring us. Your color choices are making me think outside of my usual box!!

Jez said...

Beautiful cards! Just love Becca's dies especially the new collection.

Dottie said...

This die set is right up there with the best of the best with that inside insert. I can see this made up for many different projects! Love how you used them in your creations.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Two really lovely projects made from Becca’s fabulous new dies
Doreen R

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, the swirl booklet insert is amazing! Love the cover design! So pretty!

Sandy Artman said...

Hi, Judy,
I love your artistry. Your use of unusual colors and textures give expansive possibilities to the use of these dies. Fabulous!
Thanks, Sandy

Dawn Holben said...

OH Wow i love your gorgeous booklet, i loved this die as soon as i saw it.
But saying that i am loving every single die.
Also love your second card, love those colours x

Fay Marie said...

This is a beautiful collection! I can't wait to try them!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Beautiful Booklet the layering is Awesome the color and added floweres add the special touch . Thanks for sharing

Mary Jane said...

i really love the swirl booklet die!

Quinty girl said...

Love the cards you made, it is hard to pick a favourite die as I love all the dies in this new collection. Quinty girl

christi said...

your projects are on such a diverse end of the pallet. I love that it is an out of the box way on the first project. both are great.

Tracy Steinbach said...

What great cards!!! It is so neat to see how everyone brings the dies to life in their own way it really helps with the creative ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

TLady said...

WHAT A FABULOUS ADDITION to the little book die! It is DEFINITELY going on my list to get! It would FOR SURE make a nice little album for someone I know.... ;) AND the new tags are BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE how you can add the swirls/holes separately too! Your pieces, the booklet & your card are PERFECTLY DONE for us, Judy! THANK YOU for showing us the advantages of these new dies! ;)

Catherine Loveless said...

What beautiful cards! That filigree is incredible! You are soooo talented.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

Kathy said...

So so so very pretty

Sillyfilly said...

These cards are so gorgeous. Too many pretty dies to say I have a favorite.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Karenladd said...

The filigree die on your first project is so beautiful in silver!! This is a booklet that anyone would treasure

Joanna Krogulec said...

Beautiful projects Judy! I love the aged look on the booklet cover.

Joni said...

Love your projects along with the beautiful dies.

Becca Feeken said...

Judy, the booklet insert is one of my favorite dies and you showcased it so brilliantly!! I love your metal treatments, which by the way I can never tell if it is paper or metal - that's so good!! Both are beautiful projects!!

Becca Feeken said...
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Fernanda said...

And now I must order that book insert. It is useful for so many different cards. Your creations are lovely and inspirational.

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh wow! This is another collection right up my alley. I LOVE all the beautiful swirls and the fact that everything co-ordinates together. Your cards are really lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Absolutely delightful, stunning and brilliant! These two sets are now at the top of my wishlist. The insert die is a must have for us filigree booklet owners. And the slit die, amazing. The tag dies came to life with your creation. I pinned them all. The tutorials were additional gifts which I thank you wholeheartedly for. Big hug and kiss!

SHartl said...

That booklet is so beautiful and I love the fancy tags too. You really show off these dies perfectly

Alicia Barry said...

Great cards Judy. I did a class with you at CHA years ago, and still pinching myself that we get to work together now.

Linda Batson said...

WOW!! I can't decide which one I like best. Your creative use of the dies and color and pattern paper choices is outstanding... I'm really impressed with these ideas. So glad I saw this blog hop today.
Thank you
Linda

Melissa Bove said...

So beautiful Judy! Love how you used the Booklet Insert! So pretty!

hugs...

Ann said...

Really love your work Judy. The Booklet insert is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Pat said...

Love your blog! You do super work.

Karen said...

That booklet is awesome. It would be perfect for this time of year to put graduation pictures into.

Denise Bryant said...

Such a beautiful project! These dies are just exquisite! Such gorgeous details!

Linda W said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration! I love these dies so much and can't wait to get them!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your projects are wonderful!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love how you showcased the Swirl bookplate on the front of your album and then used the Swirl tag on the front of the second as well!! They are so beautiful they do deserve to be seen first!! Love Becca's designs and these are going to be so versatile and great to add to our collections! Your projects are so beautiful!

Mary Atelier by Mary said...

A both cards are beautiful :)

D.Ann C said...

This is why we have blog hops (and why they're dangerous to my budget)... I looked at that die and couldn't figure it out, so skipped over it. Now that I see your gorgeous keepsake, I MUST have this one, too! Love the Swirl background and now the Swirl bookplate, too!!

Dana M said...

Fantastic and creative projects. Beautiful!

Noelene Apap said...

Love what you did with the booklet die! So beautiful! thanks for sharing x