Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Amazing Paper Grace December 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.

Every now and again you need easy, right?  We've become huge fans of slip-in cards.  They are cards that are cut partially inlaid so that you can simply slip a decorative panel into place and you're done.  This months Die of the Month is called Rose and Filigree Duo Slip in Card.

 Your panel can be decorative, textured or simply a sentiment.  The partial inlay can be positioned just where you want it on your card from one side to another or midway.  It can even be used to make a gate fold card or an actual belly band.

My favorite part of this December Die of the Month is that the band can be set wherever I want it within the rectangle.  I also like that there's a separate outer cutting die for each band design.  That makes it so easy to cut a contrast background to fit behind.  I especially like the rose band.  It made me think of stained glass windows when I saw it.  I've used it to create that look on my second project.

On the card shown above, I've cut the band slightly towards lower edge of rectangle and used it horizontally on my card.  I cut gray solid piece to fit behind it as well as pearlescent white paper to make contrast edges.  My photo doesn't' show that very well.  To make border, I simply cut the background piece n half horizontally and fastened the pieces with a narrow reveal along the edges.  I used Hemstitch Rectangles to cut my insert.  It fits so well!  I stamped LOVE at the top and script at the bottom with gray ink.  I added pearls and a heart gem to the band.
Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In Card
Project One:

This card uses the Die of the Month as it's designed to cut a band across a rectangle.  It's a beautiful element that requires only an insert slid behind the band.  I've added stamped elements to my insert.

Project Two:  

For my second card, I chose to cut the band to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.  The band is separate and cut at each end to fit the card.  

First, I cut the the rose design band from black card stock with Adhesive Sheets applied on back side to make it easy to fasten to the background piece.  I cut a solid band from white card stock using the outer die only.  I placed the rose die on it and put it through my die cut machine with an embossing sandwich.  I used a thinner plate so the embossing wouldn't cut the paper  That allowed me to see the design so I could color the roses and leaves with Distress markers.  I love the stained glass look!
Along each edge of the band is a gold border and black one.  To get those, I cut a solid band from black and one from gold.  I cut each one in half so I could fasten the edges beyond the band on each side.  The band is fastened over music paper with gold strips along the fold edge.  I added a verse popped up with 3D Foam Squares. 

This Die of the Month is so easy to used for a band card with insert!  But, it's also easy to use the bands separately by cutting them at each end.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects.......and taken some inspiration to use on your own projects! 

Be sure to check out the other designers projects!  All unique projects with inspiring ways to use this Die of the Month!  Links are below.

Thanks for visiting!

Supply List:
Stamps:  Penny Black 'love chapter'; KaiserCraft 'Sympathy'
Paper: Card Stock - Bazzill Pink, Fig Swirl, Black, Cream, White; Pearlescent White; Music Paper; Gold Metallic
Ink: Ranger Cool Graphite Dye Ink; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Pearls; Heart Gem;
Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple
Dies:  Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles
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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 or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit


Becca Feeken said...

I struck speechless, seriously. Oh Judy, these are dreamy makes, I can't even pick a fav because I love them both. The first card is so elegant and romantic and I love the coloring of the roses. Wow, just wow!!

TLady said...

WONDERFULLY DONE, Judy!!! LOOOVE your first card!!! It is GORGEOUS!!!Delicate & feminine! Makes me think of a Wedding Invitation! Your second card is more of the style I've seen you do & I LOVE the backing you did for the Roses! The sheet music is SPLENDID with this!!! STUNNING & GORGEOUS WORK on BOTH of your cards!!!!!!! ;)<3

Teresa said...

You always just amaze me with what you do with the dies that Becca Designs. These are both just beautiful , you are so very, very talented :)

SandArt said...

Beautiful, Judy! Thank you so much for the great inspiration.

Lori Podolsky said...

Such delicate and amazing cards, Judy! I love them! Beautifully done! xx

shabbypinkhouse said...

Beautiful cards! My fave is the pink one! Absolutely beautiful! tfs Hugs, Christine