Friday, August 16, 2019

Wedding Card with Flowers

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.

Today, I'm sharing a beautiful wedding card.  Awhile back my mom asked me to make a card for her to give a grandson for his wedding.  This is the card that I made. 


The card base is white with layers of patterned paper, white card stock and shiny gold metallic paper. The frame around the bride and groom is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape.  The greeting it popped up over that.  Tiny paper flowers are tucked into the corners around the bride and groom.  I cut the heart out of a red flower from the patterned paper. I fussy cut a gold heart for a mat behind it. "Congratulations" was die cut from shiny gold paper which had Adhesive Sheets applied before cutting.  That makes it like a sticker and easy to fasten in place. 


If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, my username is judesigns7.  I also have a Facebook Page but I've been pretty poor at posting much.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Judy


Supplies:
Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles 
Spellbinders Simply Said Phrase Set One
Spellbinders Layered Happily Ever After
Spellbinders Flourished Frame (retired)





Kaisercraft Wedding Mini Stamps
Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
White Card Stock
Gold Metallic Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Gold Flower Stamens

Monday, August 12, 2019

Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes

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.


Way back when 3D Vignettes were introduced, messages started to come in by crafters begging for the same thing, but for Christmas. You also asked that we keep supplying new inserts. Well, your wish is our command! Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes plus new Glimmer Designs. If you are not familiar with these popular dies, stay tuned - lots of information follows.

Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring new Vignettes for the holidays and the new Holiday Glimmer Designs will blow your socks off.  So.....

What's a 3D Vignette?
A 3D Vignette is a dimensional card that folds down flat.  It has a front layer, a back layer and several in between layers that are held stable by slotted side pieces.  These layers allow you to build depth into a diorama or tunnel type card.   We take all of the guesswork out of the equation by giving you mix and match layers, including sentiments to stack into a Vignette.   So far, we've released 3D Vignettes and Shadowbox Vignettes.

What's more, you can use your own supplies to fill them up as well.  The bonus is that each of these layers also works for your other types of cards you make.  A budget crafter from day one, Becca keeps the "mix and match" sensibility alive in Holiday Vignettes so that you get a lot of bang for your buck.  What does that mean?

1.  These vignettes are interchangeable with your other vignettes.
2.  Holiday Designs can be used for non-holiday designs after the season.
3.  You can use these elements to make flat, stand-alone cards too.

About 3D Holiday Vignettes
Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use individual elements in flat cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continued the tradition and as you might guess, these new layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.

3D Holiday features three new facades (each including a sentiment) using the same shapes that came in the original 3D Vignettes - Round (snow globe), Arch, and Cabinet.

In addition, there is a new layering set for each - a round set, an arch set and a set to fit the new cabinet.  Join us as we give you a full-on look at all of the new sets.

My Projects For Today:

I've used Grand Christmas Lattice Arch for my projects today.  
My first project is a card that I made with this beautiful set of dies.  I really like how the metallic paper looks behind the lattice!  


Here is what the plate actually looks like.

When I first looked at this die set, I wondered how it would look for a card.  Once I cut it and started to work with it, I was captured by its uniqueness and how pretty it is layered over metallic paper.  Of course, this die set can be used to make a 3D Vignette!  I decided to use it for the front of card.  I cut 3 layers of the lattice from blue paper.  Each layer behind the stamped scene is fastened without any dimension.  The edges, however, are fastened with narrow strips of black 3D Foam Sheet.  It's subtle dimension that adds shadow to the lattice. 



For my second project, I made a wrap for a candle chimney or vase. It would be pretty filled with shimmery Christmas ornaments!  


I used vellum to wrap around a clear candle chimney/vase.  The lattice is cut from pearlescent dark blue paper but my photo doesn't show the shimmer of the paper.  I've added glitter to the stamped winter scene and die cut snowflakes. 

To make the white frame, which is cut from a shimmer paper, around the scene, I used the outer die and the die with "Away in the Manger".  Then I cut out the words leaving a frame. I added a few holly leaves with pearls on the frame edge along with snowflakes scattered around the frame.  The holly leaves were cut with a die from Holly Jolly Christmas.


I hope you've found some inspiration from my projects!  This die set can be used to make so many different projects, even non holiday projects.  

Be sure to check out the other designers projects.  Links are below.


Availability:
These plates 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 and each Guest Designers post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca's Die of the Month offerings.

There are four dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our eight blogs on the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes post between August 12 and August 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 August 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 Becca's Die of the Month.  These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

There will be a total of four dies and a winner can win once among all the 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.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)

We are tickled to have two guest designers joining us for the hop!  Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       - craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina -  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Karan     - karangerber.blogspot.com
Visit Ginny     - pollyspaper.wordpress.com

Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know if your favorite is the new dies or the glimmer?  There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.

Supplies:
Spellbinders Christmas Lattice Arch
Spellbinders Holly Jolly Christmas
Scrabook Adhesives by 3L 3D Creative Sheets
Scrabook Adhesives by 3LPremium Double-Sided Tape 1/4, 1 inch
Scrabook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser
Scrabook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
Stampendous Cling Christmas Cottage (wrap)
Northwoods Bethlehem Scene (card)
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Medieval Blue Ink (card)
Ranger Distress Chipped Sapphire Ink (wrap)
Dark Blue Card Stock
Gold Metallic Linen Paper
Cream Card Stock
Dark Blue Pearlescent Card Stock
White Shimmer Linen Paper
White Card Stock
Vellum



Friday, August 9, 2019

Bless You Card

A friend recently asked me to make a card for her.  She hadn't been able to find just the right card in any store. The card was for someone who had given 60 years of service to her church.  Here's the card I made.....


This is the only photo I took.  I was in such a hurry to get it done and delivered! 

Lots of paper layers with gold accents. The tiny white flowers have pearl centers. 

thanks for visiting!

Judy


Supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
Spellbinders: Cascading Grace, Arched Oval, Oh Happy Day, Hemstitch Ovals, Filigree Numbers
Card Stock: Pale Green, Cream, White, Gold
Self Stick Pearls
Patterned background paper
White Silk Ribbon

Monday, August 5, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace August 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.



We're so pleased to get to show you a new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for August called Elegant Knots.  Becca's dies don't normally have an abundance of embossing but this one has a ridge throughout the design so that it can be stenciled to add charm.  When released on August 1st Becca showed how easy it was to use for Valentines Day, Christmas and an anniversary - it goes with everything!! Each one of us has taken the die and spun it into a creation.  Please join us as we bring you more inspiration.

I really like that this die can be embossed or inked through the intricate design pattern.  On my card I inked through the die to give a subtle design.  I cut the intricate  pattern into a piece of paper with border die along one edge, the bottom edge on my card.  I cut the die with full border from white to tuck behind the design for a shadow effect. 

August Die of the Month - ELEGANT KNOTS


My Project Today:



I chose to make a masculine card with this Die of the Month.  I often think of intricate designs like this die as more feminine but it can be used for a masculine card, too.  I like that the die has a full outer die as well as a border die that cuts slightly different than full edge of the die.  I used that at the lower edge of the design on my card.  I've used subtle patterned paper behind for interest and a full design of white cut with border die to use as a shadow. I popped up the simple rectangle greeting to add more interest.  Dots of black dimensional Neon Amplify! finish the card.


For a second project, I covered a small notebook with the design embossed and inked, not cut out.  The paper is gray.  Once it was embossed, I inked through the die and around it so it's dark around the edges.  I added a silk ribbon as a book mark when I fastened the cover to the notebook.  This was a quick project and easier than I expected!


With a little creative imagination, there are so many ways to use this die!  Be sure to check out all the other Creative Team blogs for lots of inspiration!  They all do amazing things with Becca's dies!

Supply List:
Stamps: Spellbinders Oh Happy Day
Paper:  Gray, White Card stock; DCWV Patterned Paper
Ink: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Nocturne; Distress Black Soot
Accessories:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Neon Amplify! Black; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Thin 3D Foam Squares Black, E-Z Runner Dots Permanent; E-Z Runner Micro; notebook; silk ribbon

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.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
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


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop


We're so tickled to get to show you a new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month.  For July Becca created Graceful Concertina.  It's a die that has tabs on the side so that you can link each panel together to make a concertina card.  Don't stop there though, there's much more that can be made.   Cut the side tabs off to make a votive candle holder or a box or a book cover.  Please join us as we bring you more inspiration.

When I first saw the July Die of the Month, I immediately thought of a wrought iron garden gate.  So I decided to make a garden gate card using black card stock to show off the beauty of Graceful Concertina die!  I really like the arched top of the large die. The outer die can be used with the intricate die cut in the center or left open.  Since the outer die is separate, it can used to cut a solid piece to fit behind the intricate arched shape.  To me, that makes it more versatile.
July APG Die of Month - Graceful Concertina

My Project Today:


On my card front, I used an arch cut from black card stock layered over a pretty floral paper. I cut off tabs of both pieces.  With the outer inset die, I cut green paper to fit in the opening of the arch "gate".  I also cut the same shape from black card stock and cut off the top to fit at top of the verse to fill in peak area on arch.  I use Adhesive Sheets on back of my card stock so it's easy to fasten such an intricate piece to the paper behind.  The flowers are made with Cinch and Go V die.  I rubbed a touch of pink ink over petals of larger ones and left small centers white.  The back of the card is cut with outer large die from black card stock, and floral paper.  I turned over the black piece so tabs were on left.  I cut tabs off of the floral paper and fastened it over black piece.  I added an arch same as on front with inset cut from white card stock for a place to write a note.  The tabs are fastened to front of card with Extreme Double-Sided Tape.  I also added intricate inset with top cut off to inside of card front.

My card was my inspiration for a gift bag/box.  The front and back are basically made with same papers and die cuts as the card except I added the center intricate die panel instead of a verse. I also cut a black solid piece to put behind floral paper.  It adds strength and covers the back of the patterned paper.  To make it into a box, I cut a piece of black card stock 3 x 10.5 inches.  I scored  long edges .5 inch from each edge and I scored 3.5 inch from each end.  I cut notches where the score lines crossed to make flaps along the edge for fastening to front and back of box.  The piece goes from one side across bottom and up other side.  Panels cut with inner dies are fastened over each side.


Both the card and box make me think of a pretty garden with an ornate wrought iron fence!


Be sure to check out the other designers projects! Links to their blogs are below.  You'll be blown away by all their unique projects made with July Die of the Month!

Thank you so much for visiting!

StampsPenny Black “Sentiments” stamp
PaperPhotoPlay Belle Fleur – Petty Peonies, Choose Happy; Black, White Card Stock 
Ink: Imagine Crafts Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Pearls, Seam Binding
Adhesives:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inchExtreme Double-Sided Tape ½ inchE-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable DispenserE-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable DispenserAdhesive Dots Mini

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.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Kate        - craft2owls.blogspot.com
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


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace June 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.


Today, I'm showcasing the Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month!  It's a very pretty set of two corner dies. The larger die has an edge for folding around the side of a card or over a box edge.  Or it can easily be cut along the fold lines to use it without that part. There are also edge dies that can be used with it or separately.  That's especially good for cutting a solid mat to layer behind the decorative die cut. The smaller die can be used to cut a decorative insert design without cutting the edges.  I used that feature when making my card.   It's a such a beautiful die set!  You'll be amazed at all the projects created by the Creative Team!  All unique and so inspiring!

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership

Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month 
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.

My Project Today:


My project today is a gift box with a pocket on top to hold a card. I must admit I got a bit carried away with layers on the box!  Sometimes once I get going with an idea it just leads to another idea and.........well, this box turned out! 
 The box is a candy box that I first covered with green paper.  The box itself was white which didn't quite coordinate with the papers I wanted to use.  Also, it's a lightweight and I wanted it to be a bit sturdier for a gift of handmade soap.  The top had a window which I covered paper on top and inside.  I added green paper and light cardboard to inside bottom to make it stronger.  
The pocket has several layers.  I first cut the off white decorative piece with the large die.  Then I cut the smaller die with outer cutting edges from green cards stock.  It's glued behind.  I cut the edge of pink paper and off white paper with the outer cutting die only. these are fastened behind the decorative piece. At that point I had not folded the flaps back. I fastened patterned paper to a square of off white card stock.  Then I cut the edge with outer cutting die.  I cut the narrow off white edge when I cut the decorative piece by placing cutting edge die along edge of decorative die.  That cut the narrow edge.  It's glue over the patterned paper. Then I fastened to it by wrapping fold edges to back and fastening with Extreme Double Sided Tape.  The whole pocket is held in place on the box with Extreme Double Sided tape.  I added little strips of patterned paper on the sides of the box .  
The card base is off white square card that I cut the corner with edge die from smaller decorative die. I used the smaller die as insert design to cut corner on the  patterned paper first. Then I cut off white design with outer cutting edges.   It is glued over the cut out on the patterned paper so the pink paper behind can show through.  Having the edge dies separate gives more versatility to the die.  I stamped a verse on off white paper, matted it on pink and added it to card.  Little pearls accent both the card and box.  I added a ribbon with large pearl to the box.  The card slides into the pocket and becomes part of the decorative top.  

The perfect little box to gift a handmade bar of soap or piece of jewelry!


Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping!

Judy

Supply List: 
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background 
Paper:  Carta Bella Botanical Garden Paper Pad, Bazzill Marshmallow, My Colors Cardstock Aquamarine
Ink: Versafine Clair Nocturne
Accessories:  Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Wilton Candy Box

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Kate     -  craft2owls.blogspot.com
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