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

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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 
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