Thursday, September 5, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace September 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.

Another month has come and this month behind the scenes we've been marveling at all the ways you can use the September Die of the Month called Snip It Flowers.  (Hint: Inspirational PDF attached)

At first glance, it looks like a background die; it is anything but a background die.  It was designed so that each of the flowers can be snipped out to create a panel, frame or element.  Whether you want the 4 x 4 frame, the 3 x 4 frame, a one layer border, a two-layer border or a corner, all you have to do is "snip".  Each one of us has taken the die and spun it into a creation - we hope to inspire!!

When I first cut Snip It Flowers, I was reminded of a crocheted doily or a granny square afghan. That's what inspired me for my first card.  It's quite easy to snip out sections and flowers to make different sizes.  I really like that there are small flower dies to use as accents or even on their own! I used them to layer over the top of the larger Snip It Flowers.
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month - Snip It Flowers

My Project Today:

For my first card, I chose to snip the large Snip It Flowers to 4 x 3 flowers.  I also snipped out 2 flowers in the center.  I wanted the verse piece to lay flat against the card so the tiny added flowers would also lay flat.  (One could get almost the same look by leaving the 2 center flowers in place.)  The flower panel is layered onto olive paper cut big enough to show through the flower centers.  I layered small white flowers over the blue.  I like how the olive paper shows through the centers. Once the verse was in place, I added tiny flowers around it.  I made the flower centers with a hole punch. The flower panel is layered over patterned paper with a subtle design and then onto a white card.  The card is 4.75 x 6 inches. 

Supply List:
Stamps: Penny Black "special sentiments"

Paper:  Cardstock: Blue, Olive, White; Digital Printed Pattern Paper
Ink: Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves
Accessories: Hole Punch
Adhesives:  E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser, E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser,
Adhesive Dots Micro

I made a second card with the strip of 4 flowers that I cut off for the first card.  You can see how different the flowers look with different paper colors.  I layered the flower strip over olive strip.  I added small flowers cut from olive paper.  For the centers, I found the tiny dots of blue and put them back in the flower centers.  A patterned paper with texture design covers the front with a narrow olive border.  I popped up the verse with Thin 3D Foam Squares.  I love the simple elegance and rich earthy colors of this card!

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!

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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


Teresa said...

Both of your projects are just stunning and i love how you layered the pieces in different subtle colors. These are going to be so welcomed by someone in the mail.... they are truly beautiful :)

TLady said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Judy!!! LOVE the way you used this creative die--leaving a window on your card, & as an accent piece on your other card!!! SUCH A DELICATE Die! ;) QUITE BEAUTIFUL!!!! ;)<3

Quinty girl said...

Lovely cards so many ways to use this die thanks for the inspiration

Becca Feeken said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!