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.
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!
This die set can easily be used alone or with coordinating with S5-289 Filigree Booklet.
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
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).
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 Judy - you are here!
Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Romancing the Swirl!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is your fav!!
Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
S5-363 Swirl Booklet Insert
S5-289 Filigree Booklet