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. 

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

Prizes:
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   - joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   -  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Leisha     - leishasblog.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     - amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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 !!




50 comments:

Teresa said...

Love your ideas for the new dies.... the stamp card is gorgeous and you have knocked it out of the park !!

Barbara said...

You have used the new dies to make wonderful cards. I really like the postmark die.

Sandra Smith said...

The snowflake dies are fabulous! Love the cancellation mark die. I never worked for the post office but post marks have always appealed to me. Beautiful cards!
Sandra Smith

Joanna Krogulec said...

Beautiful cards Judy. Love how the stamps stamp looks so real!
Joanna

Yo Glenn said...

Love the snowflake dies - so elegant. Snowflakes are some of my most favorite. Beautiful creations.

Ann said...

Just love this collection, every one so elegant! Love all of your projects - very imaginative.

Carolyn R said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Lynda Mellor said...

It's just getting better!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndax

Con crs said...

Wow!! I just love Christmas postman!
Carol b

Sandy Artman said...

Hi, Judy,
These snowflake dies are perfect for the holidays. Now, did these stamp dies have your name on them or what? Your stamp card is one of my favorites. I just love the colors; the red and black with the kraft color just makes everything pop. I love how you painted all the stamps. Beautifully done!

GAZ said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I love how you created the snowflakes with the glitter and the colors you used. The Christmas Postman card is also amazing and your painting is awesome. thanks for sharing. GlendaJ

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. The intricacy of the snowflakes is amazing. I'm glad to know that there are others out there that are budget shoppers. This is a fantastic collection. [Bunny]

denice with a c said...

How clever to use the postage stamps as part of the design. It is always nice to add some of our on personality to our cards. Great job. God bless...Denice with a "c"

TLady said...

OH JUDY! I LOVE your Snow Flake Card, so pretty in blue & silver, BUUUT, I ADORE your Postage Card!!!!! It just SCREAMS VINTAGE! LOVE those little stamps! A WONDERFUL JOB!!!! ;)

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh this is another gorgeous collection from Becca, and I love the fact that these dies can be used all year round too! Your card inspiration is amazing and how cute is that postage die and stamp set!

Late Blooming said...

Becca has done it again. Love the postage card.

Jana Ziegler said...

aaaahhhhhh...snowflakes -- who doesn't love 'em?? And, on your card, even more beautiful.
The postage stamp card is just downright incredible -- how do they keep coming up with these amazing ideas for dies, and people like you to showcase them to make people like ME want to BUY them?????!!!!!! Well done!!!

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome cards the colors are perfect and the added sparkle gives that wow factor. Love Love the postcard card it's so cool never thought of that. You have outdone yourself. Thanks for sharing all your Gourgous Ideas.

scrappassion01 said...

Beautiful projects.

Linda Batson said...

The first card is adorable. Snowflakes die is my favorite behind flowers. These look more detailed than the ones that I have.
Thank you
Linda Batson

Peggy said...

Beautiful snowflakes and wonderful card ideas. Thank you.

Noelene Apap said...

Hi Judy,
I love your cards! They are adorable! I hope to make at least a dozen cards this year! Thanks for the inspiration x

Carole Hodgins said...

Judy it wasn't until I checked out the link for the postage stamps i appreciated the extra wow you added you certainly are very talented and your Post Office experience shows in those stamps you coloured, love your work. I need to make at least 50 Christmas cards this year. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

SHartl said...

I love the sparkly snowflake design and those postage stamps are just charming too! I send out photo cards at Christmas but make about 25 handmade ones.

dar said...

I love the snowflakes, but the postal die cut is so great. I can really see making some wonderful cards using these. Beautiful work.

kathy s said...

Fantastic projects I am loving these cards and I love a classic blue and silver card but I love the traditional colours of the stamps and dies on the other card too. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration and chance to win

McStamper said...

Love your postage card. What a fantastic and creative die. The snowflakes are beautiful, too.

Crafty Cruiser said...

These snowflakes are gorgeous and you’ve used them beautifully. The postage stamps are really different and I like the fun way you’ve used them.
Doreen R

Cathy King said...

I really love the Yuletide Snowflake set and you made an amazing card it. The paper selection was the perfect combination. Just beautiful!

lovestamping said...

Great snowflake dies. Can't have enough of them. Pretty card in the blue and like the postmark idea

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!!

Dawn Holben said...

I love both of your cards and the colours you have used. They both look fab x

Colleen Howell said...

The cards are so cute, love the collection

Yvonne Nicholson said...

Very pretty cards. Yvonne

Judy Hayes said...

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments! I appreciate it very much!

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards! Love these new dies and all the beautiful projects along the hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Becca Feeken said...

Wow Judy, your cards here are just amazing!!! Love what you did with the snowflakes. An oh my, your postage stamps and the postage card are out of this world!!

Karenladd said...

Love your story about having worked for the postal system, and the tie-in with that lovely vintage style postage card.

Bobbie said...

Love love love snowflakes! Beautiful card!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

It's never too early for Christmas inspiration. I teach a weekly paper crafts class and this year the last week of each month is dedicated to Christmas projects. Seemed odd in the beginning of summer but we'd all been rushing around to make things closer to the season in the past and decided to try it this way. It is working well and with such clever inspiration at our fingertips we feel supercharged to keep going. Thank you for your part in that "clever inspiration". I love the postage stamp card the best..! But they are both lovely..!

Betty Walk said...

Love your cards. Can't go wrong with snowflakes!

Jean said...

Those snowflakes are perfect! Love your cards!

Lori Podolsky said...

I am a huge fan of snowflakes and these are gorgeous! Beautifully done!

Linda Walton said...

I love your work. I am another fan of snowflakes and can't get enough! Gorgeous!

Lori Sloan said...

Oh my stars and little fishes! I Love both of your cards....your choice of colors and patterns...well, both are just fabulous. Thank you!

Constance Wood said...

I like the snowflake dies but really love the post-mark die. It is unique and fun.

Mary said...

Beautiful creations, but really love the postage stamp card!!! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Bunny said...

I know winning on a hop is a random pick but I still wanted to say thank you.[Bunny]

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Awesome great design really i like this model.
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Carole Strawn said...


I have a thing for stamps and I really, really love the stamp card. What beautiful designs. The snowflake card is gorgeous, too. Wonderful job.