Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Grateful Heart



Hi everyone... i hope that you had the chance to join us for our hop this week to preview Becca Feekens newest line of die called Romancing the Swirl.  Each of us had the chance to use a few of the new dies to create something special to share with all of you, and wow was it ever fun!  And now we all get to mix and match and create even more inspiration for you.  

My die i chose for this week is called "Card Creator A2 Corner Cotillion Etched die set".  In this set you get this beautiful swirled back round die and the center oval and also some brand new flower dies.  I wanted to do something a little different with this one so i used muted tones of ivory and yellow and then added in some tan card stock to match a bit of print that i used for the base of the card behind the sentiment.  This really popped out the colors.


And then for the sentiment i used a matching brown ink to stamp the beautiful sentiment and inked the inside rim of the die ever so slightly with tea stained ink and a sponge dauber to give it more depth.  All the flowers are handmade so the colors for them matched perfectly with all the other gorgeous pieces in the set.  This is one of my favorites and i have lots more to share in the weeks ahead so be sure and check back soon!

Have a wonderful day .....  Teresa

Supplies:

Papers: Bazzill Basics cardstock and Prima 
Stamp: Penny Black
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon.com

Monday, May 14, 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection



Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing Becca Feeken's new dies.  Welcome to the Romancing the Swirl Collection - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection ---; HERE.

About Romancing the Swirl Collection

The Romancing the Swirl Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders is chock full of calligraphic swirls and elegant, classic dreamy motifs that will be in style for years to come.  Meant to be used together across the collection, every die will be in character with another as they are combined.  Well rounded with squares, circles, ovals, and rectangles - each combination provides the ability to create a layering masterpiece adorned by the extra embellishments in the collection.

Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  We'll be sharing creations for weeks to come so you have a continuous source of inspiration!  We are listing all of the creative team below so that you don't miss a beat on the hop.  Don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

My Projects Today:

First up is S5-368 Graceful Doily


My first die is a very beautiful and intricate die set as you can see.  There are 3 gorgeous detailed parts in it and for my card i wanted to bring out the best in all of them so i cut/embossed them in a subtle gold card stock and layered and popped them up on an acetate back drop with gold writing.  Since the acetate is tricky to adhere i cut small photo corners in the gold paper and glued them to the base there and under the center of the die that i cut.  I finished it with a sheer golden ribbon and then another looped bow made of gold on top.  It truly adds a bit of elegance to an already elegant card.  


Second up is S4-928 Hemstitch Circles  




My second project uses the new Hemstitch Circles that i absolutely adore.  I am so glad that this release has two of these gems in it.  The are so versatile and you can do so much with them.  I love that this die gives you that feeling of old linen and the beautiful handiwork our ancestors used to make. It's the perfect bit of detail for all kinds of projects. 

So to make my card.... I decided to use a off white printed paper and cut the large circle and then 2 smaller ones.  Then i used some Tim Holtz ink in aqua to give it just a faint tint on each of them and off set the set on the base piece.  The smaller kraft designs come from my first die that i shared in gold.  They were so pretty i had to sneak 3 of them into this card too just to add a little more detail to the card. Then i created a cluster of flowers with one of my favorite older dies called "Isadora Trinkets".  It has the cutest flower die and makes the prettiest flowers.  I added a few roses and some silk ribbons to fill with the leaves.  And all of this was matted on soft layers of kraft, aqua and tan to finish it.  


Availability:
These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website.  Because there has just been a European launch, I'd encourage you to go ahead and grab those dies that speak to your heart --; HERE.

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection (Romancing the Swirl not included).

Prizes:
There are six dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection post between May 14 and May 18, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on May 19th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Lace Collection, or the 3d Vignettes Collection; there will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each 
member to see more sweet samples from the Romancing the Swirl Collection:

Also, help us welcome new Creative Team Member Alicia Barry!

Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   -  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Alicia      - leishasblog.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     - amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Romancing the Swirl!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is your fav!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

It's Graduation time again



We have a graduate in the family next month from UCLA so i thought it would be really nice to make her something special to put a gift card in for her.  I didn't want to just give a card so i used the Mini Gift Card box die set by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders and made it black to go with the silver i used on the card and the embellishments.  I had some Doodlebug tags so i thought they would look cute on a silver and pink base.  The silver cardstock really adds glamour to it I think.

For the sides of my box i used one of the border dies to cut in a pretty design on all the sides.  This is a great way to add details without alot of work.  Becca has lots of these pretty borders that you can see in the Spellbinders.com store.  They are really fun to work with and are some of my favorite go to dies to use on all my cards.


And for the inside of my box i created a little platform to set my card in and then i can add a nice gift card to her favorite store or cash.... I hope she likes it.

Have a really wonderful day and enjoy your Mother's Day weekend!!

Supply List:


Black, Pink and silver card stock papers
Doodlebug tags
Scissors, paper trimmer, ribbons and adhesives


Saturday, May 5, 2018

A little of this and a little of that...



I can't believe that it's Saturday already but i am happy to be able to share a new card that i created for all of you.  I guess if you stop by enough you will here me say how i love to mix Becca's dies and today i did just that.  I used the Hemstitch Ovals for my simple base and then layered on a few of my favorites with lots of texture and some handmade flowers.


It's fun to use a die in a way that you probably wouldn't think about it so after i cut all the base pieces and attached them to my card base i cut the Tiera Rondelle die out of that beautiful soft pink card stock and folded it around the center pink oval.  Then i cut out one of the die pieces from Isadora Trinkets and glued it under the Tiera Rondelle edges to add even more detail.


Here is a good view to see the beautiful details in the dies and also the inside that i decorated and also stamped with a sentiment.  Sometimes you just want to create something beautiful and putting the sentiment inside is the perfect finish to it.  


And my flowers that you see above are created with the cute flower die from Isadora Trinkets.  They make a gorgeous layered flower and each one is hand pressed and then gently fitted together with stamens for the centers.  The ribbons are hand died silk ribbons and i added just a touch of sparkles and some ivory pearls.

I love the feminine look of this and the gorgeous details in the dies are amazing!

And--- if you have time today be sure and stop over to see Becca Feeken live in London sharing her newest collection of dies called Romancing the Swirl.  They are gorgeous and you get to see all of the new dies and Becca too... here is the link with the times: http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/hochanda-show-dates-and-times/


Supply List:


Bazzill Cardstock in ivory and pale pink and kraft
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam squares and permanent tape runner
Silk Ribbon by May Arts
stamens, scissors, paper trimmer, glitter

Saturday, April 28, 2018

And they lived....Happily Ever After



Hi and happy Saturday to all of you... sorry i haven't done a post with the new APG dies for last week, we have been busy working on Becca's newest release called "Romancing the Swirl" which is going to be released next month and is it ever beautiful.  But this week i had some time to created these 3 really fun projects out of the 3D Vignettes Happily Ever After set so i thought i would share these with all of you this week to give you a little wedding day inspiration.  

I so wish i had these die sets when my daughter got married last year because all of them are so gorgeous and there is so much that you can do with them.  Above i created a simple blocked backround card in this pretty lavender pansy print and then created a 3D little window with the Happily Ever After die set to put in the center with a pretty ribbon.  This die also comes with those cute little flowers that you see and you can mold them to make them more fancy or just die cut them flat and use them with pearls to decorate your projects. 


And then i had this idea to make a Z card that can be folded up to make a wedding scene.  I love this one because i got to add other dies from Becca's amazing set and you can gently fold this up and put it into an envelope to mail.  I used the same papers to get more use out of them and it really makes it pop with the purple but you can use any color scheme to go with your wedding plans.  The card is only an A2 and it's so cute the recipient can keep it out to decorate and remember that fun day for just a little while longer.

For this Z card i also added my favorite Petite double bow die on the top back over the Filigree Veil die cut.  I also used a piece of it for the front and added flowers on it.  Don't be afraid to mix and match the dies to create really pretty textures and architectural elements to your projects.


And lastly i made one of the Grand Cabinet 3D Vignette die set and the Layered Happily Ever After die set for the center.  All of our team has shared lots of ideas in the past weeks using these dies so be sure and stop by Becca's blog for a quick video if you need to see how it's made.  They go together really nicely and the person that you give one of these amazing cards too is going to love it.

So I hope you liked my share for you this week.  There is lots of ideas so be sure and pop over to the Spellbinders website to pick up a few for all those weddings the spring and summer!

Have a really wonderful weekend.... Teresa


Supplies:

Spellbinders Grand Cabinet 3D Vignette die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Layered Happily Ever After die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Petite Double Bow die set by Becca Feeken
Spellbinders Filagree Veil Etched Die set by Becca Feeken




Saturday, April 14, 2018

Bundle of Joy card and Invitation



Hi and welcome to my blog on this beautiful Saturday.  This week for our Amazing Paper Grace team we get to make anything we want so i jumped at the chance to use these beautiful 3D Grand Arch dies for a baby project.  And i love, love, love pink so i put them both together and this is what i came up with.  I actually did the insides of the book with just ivory papers and then did the jacket of my 3D book with pink papers.  This gave it a little bit more depth and i added pretty flowers that i had in my stash to the bottom front for a sweeter baby feel.  Sometimes you just run out of time so it's good to use what you have or if you have to make alot of them in a short time.


And for the inside of the Bundle of Joy die set i chalked the wings just ever so slightly and added just a touch of pink at the top and the bottom of the words to make it stand out more.  And of course bling.  I just love all the beautiful details of this die set and who wouldn't want to get one of these beautiful cards in the mail or at their next shower?  They have me hooked for sure.. i love this die set.


And for this project because of course i had to do another to share with this set... i made a invitation for a shower.  For this i created a gated card with just a simple layer of pink on the top of each side.  Then i used the Ornamental Arch to create the center of the band and put the Layered Bundle of Joy die set in pink and ivory in the center.  And that cute little set of baby feet is also included in the die set so i just cut that out in the top by itself.  It is so cute!!  And did you know that you even get the extra rattle that i cut to put on other things too?  It's such a cute set and I love how all of this goes together.  It's amazing and that is why i am always so blown away with each die that Becca designs.  I love that all of them can be used together like this... Even the little band on my project had a cut from tiered rosettes edges.  Yep it's pretty amazing and i just can't say it enough about all of it.  

Thanks for stopping by today and i hope you all have a lovely weekend.  
If you make something fun be sure and post it here so i can stop over to see you too
or just to let me know that you stopped over for a peek!

Hugs..... Teresa

Supplies:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock in pink and ivory, scissors, paper trimmer, rhinestones, lace ribbon, adhesives.

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