Friday, January 18, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace January Die of the Month Blog Hop


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

Good morning!!  Like every month, we love bringing you inspiration for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month; today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop!!   This month we have the most elegant of elegant dies that are designed to allow you to cut the die then slip a card into position.  

The Lacework Finery Slip-In Card Die has a tiara-like motif that can be used with the corner pieces or without.  If you are looking for a subdued card, why not use the corner pieces only?  All of the pieces are inlaid, you can use them alone or together to get the look you want.   

Everyone on the Creative Team has joined in to give you their spin, in their style.  We hope you'll see something that resonates and inspires you.
If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die Becca has designed for Spellbinders - it is called the Lacework Finery Slip-In Card Die.  This particular set has 10 dies and they can be used to make a background, a slip-in card, or a frame with decorative corners, while the individual dies in the set can be used for many things.  Oh, and to make the set complete, there are flowers!
If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look --------> HERE.

If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ------->HERE.

Today, I made 2 projects.....

The Lacework Daisy Gift Bag and Card are shown above. Best Things Card is shown below.  Although the die set is designed for making a slip-in card with a band and corner, I chose to use the decorative band separately on a gift bag.  It's easy to trim the side edges to use it that way!  I really like that this set has flower dies, too!  The daisies turned out so pretty! I used the small and medium sizes for the flowers and the petals of the large flower to make leaves.  On the card, I used one of the corner pieces with a daisy.  I simply cut the corner edges - the die cuts the curved edge only so that it can be used to hold a slip in card.  I like that the edge dies are separate so I could cut a solid color to put behind the decorative pieces.  
For my Best Things Card, I cut separate corner pieces and the lacework band.  Again, I trimmed the corner edges  and the side edges of the band.  I also cut the decorate pieces into the script layer.  I fastened the brown inked pieces over the cut outs so the color of the mat below shows through.  Love the little detail cut outs on the band where I stitched with cord and added a bow!  To cut the piece with the verse, I used band edge and cut both top and bottom edges.  
This die set can be used in so many ways!  Check out all the other designer's projects!  You'll be truly inspired!!! 


Supplies:

Lacework and Daisies Gift Bag and Card


Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:



Other Supplies: Simple Stories I AM "Courageous" paper; Distress Marker Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage; Bazzill Cardstock; Black, White Cardstock; Flower Stamens; Pink Pearls; Pink Ribbon

Best Things Card




Other Supplies:  Penny Black "script"; Ranger Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Ranger Archival Distress Ground Espresso Ink; Rubbernecker Stamps "best things"; Cardstock: Blue, Birch; Cord; Lace


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As always, each member of the Creative Team spins their interpretation of a die.  To see their makes pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina - elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page -------> HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit 




Thanks so much for visiting!

Judy



Saturday, December 15, 2018

Fun Merry and Bright Button Christmas Tree



I posted this fun project on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog. All the details are there:
https://www.scrapbook-adhesives.com/blog/2018/12/14/merry-bright-button-christmas-tree/

It’s a fun way to use red and green buttons!

Happy crafting!

Judy

Monday, December 10, 2018

Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop


Sponsored:  As a designer for Amazing Paper Grace and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, I receive product to create projects.  

Good morning!!!
Today I'm bringing you inspiration for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month; today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop!!   The Die of the Month is like a "swiss army knife"  you can manipulate it to do a variety of things.  At the very least you can do a card and normally you can use the pieces and parts for cards and other 3D items.  The Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team has joined in to give you their spin, in their style.  We all hope you'll see something that resonates and inspires you.

If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die Becca has designed for Spellbinders - the December die is called Softly Spoke'n Flip and Gatefold Die.  This particular set has 9 dies and they can be used to make a background, a gatefold card, a tent card and the individual dies in the set can be used for many things.

If you want to find out more about the Club - prices, how you sign up and what's included, please look -------- HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look -------HERE.
For My Project Today:



I chose to make a framed art décor piece.  Of course, this die set makes lovely cards!  I wanted to show that it can be used in other ways.  I used this beautiful die to frame a stamped image.  It makes a beautiful vintage looking framed project.   The base of my framed piece is two layers of foam core board glued together.  I glued tissue paper over it and around the edges and then painted it.  Most of the intricate die cut parts of my project are made with black cardstock.  I cut several layers of most pieces and layered them together for thickness.  I rubbed gold Gilders Paste over it and allowed some  black to show to give a vintage metal look.. It's amazing what the gold does to black cardstock! If you look at the die set pictured above, you can see the oval that's part of the intricate square is fastened to half of it.  It's easy to snip it apart to use it separately.  I used it as a mat behind the bird image. The bird oval was cut with a separate oval die that's part of the set.  The bird and branches are stamped. I painted it with inks using a water brush and added a touch of color pencil. With some of the scraps from this project, I also made a small 3 x 4.5 inches card.  I used pieces cut with the three smallest dies for the focal part.  There are actually 2 layers of the wreath shape layered together and offset slightly and rubbed with gold.  Feel free to contact me for more details. 


Be sure to check out the other blogs for more inspiration!  All the projects are amazing!!! Beautiful! Very unique designs with the same set of dies!  Blog links are listed below my supplies list.



Supplies:
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month: Softly Spoke'n Flip and Gatefold Die





Baroque Art Gold Gilders Paste
DCWV Vintage Memories Paper Pad
Penny Black "fragrant flowers" Stamps
Penny Black "script" Stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Ranger Distress Vintage Photo Ink 
Ranger Distress Markers
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Clair Morning Mist Ink
Self Adhesive Pearls
Black Cardstock
Aqua paper
Seam Binding
Gold Cord
Foam Core Board
Tissue Paper
Black paint

More Inspiration with the Die of the Month
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 Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop.   We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit.
                             

Monday, December 3, 2018

Graphic 45 Twellve Days of Christmas Book Box, Cards and Tags



Sponsored: As a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, I receive product to use for projects.

This week Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®  and Graphic 45® have paired up to share some holiday inspiration.  There will be projects featured every day on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  My project is Twelve Days of Christmas Book Box with Cards and Tags.  It's made with products from both companies.



All the papers are from Graphic 45® The Twelve Days of Christmas – Deluxe Collectors Edition  of paper, stickers, and chipboard shapes. The box is also from Graphic 45. It's shaped as a book.  It comes with 3 large tags and book ring.  I decorated it with various papers and a chipboard piece on the front.

The box front features a chipboard shape with circle insert.  I traced the outer edge on ivory cardstock and cut out for a mat.  


The center is popped up with  3D Foam Circles Black Mix.  These work so well on a round shape!


The box is covered with layers of contrast papers all fastened with a combination of 

I made the tags into gift card holders with papers, stickers and chipboard pieces from the collection. 


The gift card pocket is made from paper cut 3 x 8.5 inches.  One end is folded 2" in and other 2 3/4". The longer end forms the top flap.  The shorter end is fastened at edges with Home and Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape ⅛ʺ Permanent  to form a pocket.  Each tag features different papers from The Twelve Days of Christmas – Deluxe Collectors Edition from Graphic 45®.




On this tag, the papers behind the pocket have rounded corners.  I  a sticker and contrast borders to the flap. It also has rounded corners. Two chipboard circles are fastened over seam binding with Adhesive Dots Ultra Thin.  I've fastened all the papers and the pocket to the tag using  E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser


This is the inside showing the pocket.


This tag has a border made of Creative Photo Corners Gold along with contrast papers and a sticker.  The chipboard button at top has seam binding bow.  That's fastened with Adhesive Dots Ultra Thin.  


The inside of this tag showing a gift card in the pocket.  You can see the photo corner edge which is covered on the inside with a contrast paper. 


This tag also has a border created with Creative Photo Corners Gold.  A tag is tied at top with red twine. 


I added a sticker on the pocket. 


I made some Christmas cards as well to fill the box.  I used images from one sheet of paper and fastened them to 4 x 6" ivory cards. All papers were fastened to card with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser



 Each one has Creative Photo Corners Gold plus various chipboard pieces, stickers, seam binding, and twine.


This card has gold foil accents on the chipboard piece.  I applied dots of adhesive with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser around the chipboard edges.  Then gold foil from 3D Foam Holiday Embellishment Kit was placed over adhesive and rubbed to transfer it.  Just that small touch of gold highlights the chipboard piece and adds a touch of elegance.  The chipboard piece is popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix


I simply added a twine bow over the printed bow on the this card held in place with Adhesive Dots Micro.  These are the perfect size for a tiny bow! 


This card has the same technique with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser and gold foil. It's applied around the chipboard tag and also along the card edges.  That touch of gold really dresses it up! The chipboard tag with seam binding bow is fastened with Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix.  


This card features a chipboard tag with twine bow fastened in place with Thin 3D Foam Squares Black Mix.  I added a seam binding bow and chipboard circle fastened with Adhesive Dots Ultra Thin.



  All fit into the box!  I tucked in some envelopes, which fit the tags as well, and it makes a nice gift!  Or a perfect storage for cards waiting to be sent to family and friends!

Thanks for visiting!
Happy creating!

Judy

Creative Time:  3 Hours
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Materials Needed:




Other Supplies:  Ivory Cardstock, Ivory Envelopes, Cream Seam Binding, Red Twine,