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!

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Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month 
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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!

Thanks for stopping!


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!

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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


TLady said...

QUITE LOVELY, Judy!!!! ;) LOVE the patterned papers with this LOVELY DIE! It just makes it POP! The little pocket on top of the box is PERFECT! AND your little gift is LOVELY!!! It is SO NICE to have a BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION!!! A SUPER JOB!!!!!!!! ;)<3

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Quinty girl said...

Beautiful love the card and box your work is gorgeous.

christi said...

omg this is gorgeous. I love how the card nestles into the top of the box. it's just beautiful! so frilly and ornate and with the layers and vellum it's stunning.

shabbypinkhouse said...

Wow! Gorgeous card box! Love the beautiful layers of the corner die! So creative to create the card that slides from the top and be part of the design! The box is definitely a gift in itself! You ladies are all so inspiring! I need this die! LOL! tfs Hugs, Christine

Melly said...

Thank you for the inspiration! I love this project!

Sue W. said...

I never really found a use for corner doors, UNTIL NOW! They are great and with your instructions I have made so many beautiful thing. You have an amazing gift. Thank you for sharing!