Monday, December 10, 2018

Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Blog Hop

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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.

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   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Ewelina -
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Judy       –
Visit Becca     –

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.


Teresa said...

You always create the most amazing things.... Love how you antiqued this frame and it will be a gorgeous gift for someone!!

TLady said...

Judy, you REALLY made this die SHINE! WOW!!! LOVE the vintage feel of the die & what you've done, only adds to it! GORGEOUS WORK!!! STUNNING!!! ;) (CAN'T WAIT till my die arrives!) ;)

Quinty girl said...

Love the antique look of your projects lovely

Sandra said...

Very old world feel and lots of character. Amazing!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Very different but lovely ideas.
Doreen R

Ewelina said...

Just amazing!! Stunning card!

Ann said...

Definitely different and cool.

SandArt said...

Hi, Judy,
Your framed decor is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you achieved the vintage look of aged metal. Definitely an inspirational project - I love, love, love it!
Please feel free to do more...

dolphinlover said...

gorgeous inspiration!

Linda said...

Judy--That is an amazing vintage-feel and a beautiful piece!

fusiafscrapping said...

Love that card!

ehbost said...

Love what you did with this month's die set. Also loved your techniques! Would love to see a YouTube or tutorial on how you made this gorgeousness.