Sunflowers in the Meadow

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have another farmyard card to share with you. This time I have added some gorgeous sunflowers to add some sunshine to the card. We are just coming into Spring here in New Zealand and all the baby animals are arriving on the farms so this is really a perfect card for the season.

Products Used:


Happy Meadows DieHCD1-7317
Barnyard Accents DieHCD1-7318
Happy Meadows Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3926
Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3927
Home on the Farm Paper CollectionHCDP1-2120
Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3626
Classic Sunflower DieHCD1-753
Small Garden Zinnia DieHCD1-7315
Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3924
Small 3D Zinnia Shaping MoldHCFB1-492
Royal Elegance Frames DieHCD2-7307
Luxe Gold CardstockHCGP1-488
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Tiger LilyRACP670
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Bamboo LeavesTSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad – CantaloupeTSMP103
Gilt Trip PrillsANC805
Groove Golf Tool SetDMCT4185
Darice Adhesive Foam StripsD120601
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack478594

Other Products: 

Iris Cardstock, Stamp Positioner, Hot Glue Gun

For more tips on creating with the Home on the Farm Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/zJQQ7iljUw8.

For more ideas on creating with the 5 x 7 Decorative Frame Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/qdBFA5VpmSo.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

To see how to shape the sunflower watch the tutorial here

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of gold cardstock 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of card. Cut a piece of green patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card.

Cut the large decorative outer frame from the HCD2-7307 Royal Elegance Die Set out of light patterned paper and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the barn and tree image from the patterned paper using the larger oval die from the Royal Elegance Frames Die and adhere to the front of the card.

Stamp the standing goat image from the HCPC-3926 Happy Meadows Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left of the barn as shown.

Die cut the frame using the No 2 and No 3 dies from the HCD2-7307 Royal Elegance Die Set out of gold cardstock. Adhere to the front as shown with foam strips.

Stamp the sitting goat images from the HCPC-3926 Happy Meadows Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the bottom right over the gold frame as shown.

Stamp the wheat grass and small flower image from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the images with glossy gel and adhere to the bottom right as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3923 Large Garden Zinnia and the HCPC-3924 Small Garden Zinnia Cling Stamp Sets in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Vivid Chartreuse and Bamboo Leaves inks and die cut with the coordinating dies. Colour the edges with Bamboo Leaves ink and the backs with Vivid Chartreuse and shape using the coordinating molds. Add Crystal Clear glitter using glossy gel and adhere to the left side of the decorative oval.

Stamp the sunflowers image from the HCPC-3626 Classic Sunflower Cling Stamp Set in Tiger Lily ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres with Tiger Lily and Canteloupe ink and the outside petals with Dandelion ink and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs of the petals with Sunflower ink and shape using the Groove Golf tools. Assemble with two layers of each size. Add Crystal Clear glitter with glossy gel and Guilt Trip Prills to the centres with hot glue gun and Dries Clear glue. Adhere the flowers over the leaves as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

wishing You a Merry Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.

We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we’ve found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to start my Christmas Card making!

What’s a Christmas Cascade?
Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash – the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again. 

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3″ motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That’s enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.

The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This “cardlet” size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see “Cardlets”

Today I am really excited to share with you another clean and simple card made with the gorgeous new Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken. The glimmer sentiments are just so easy to use and a card can be created so quickly. The Shapeabilities Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken makes a fabulous base for the sentiments. I have embellished this card with the beautiful winter roses (and the gorgeous embossed flourish) from the Shapeabilities Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Just Chilling in the Field

Kia Ora koutou

Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have another card featuring the gorgeous Home on the Farm collection. Today I have a lovely simple Birthday card that would be perfect for masculine or gender neutral cards. The animals are just so cute!!

Products Used:


Home on the Farm DieHCD1-7316
Happy Meadows DieHCD1-7317
Barnyard Accents DieHCD1-7318
Home on the Farm Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3925
Happy Meadows Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3926
Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3927
Home on the Farm Paper CollectionHCDP1-2120
Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3843
Intricate Swirl Frames DieHCD2-7191
Luxe Gold CardstockHCGP1-488
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Darice Adhesive Foam StripsD120601
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack478594

Other Products: 

Foam Tape, Iris Cardstock, Stamp Positioner,

For more tips on creating with the Home on the Farm Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/zJQQ7iljUw8.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”. Cut a piece of patterned paper with the hollyhocks and rooster 5” x 7” and adhere to the front of the card. Stamp the birthday image from the HCPC-3843 Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves ink with a stamp positioner on the card front as shown.

Stamp the hollyhock images from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with glossy gel and adhere over the hollyhocks on the right side of the card.

Stamp the horse images from the HCPC-3926 Happy Meadows Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the bottom left as shown.

Die cut the frame using the outer frame and inner decorative die from the HCD2-7191 Intricate Swirls Frames Die Set out of gold cardstock and adhere to the front of the card with foam tape. Add two more hollyhock images over the frame on the right side of the card.

Stamp the fence and gate image from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the right of the card with foam tape as shown.

Stamp the wheat grass and small flower image from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the images with glossy gel and adhere to the front of the gate and fence as shown.

Stamp the dog image, cat image and mouse image from the HCPC-3925 Home on the Farm Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere to the front of the fence and gate as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cardlets

What’s a Cardlet, pray tell?  A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card.  We’re delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.

Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies and watercolors for me to try.

Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die.   They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure.  As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies – like steel rule dies, you’re all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting.  (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)

The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets

We gotta fess up here.  There’s no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up.  You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right?  Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets.  As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.  

Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card.  Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3″ x 3″ footprint.  Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.  

We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card.  In fact, the 3″ background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background.  Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with the Sweet Cardlets Collection.  Today we’re all using Jane Davenport Watercolors in some technique to show off Sweet Cardlets.

My Projects For Today

For my projects today I have used the very beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken and the Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken.

Here are what the dies look like:  

And here are the projects that I have made – a card and coordinating box using watercolours and hot foiling. I have created the background by foiling with Opal Glimmer Foil on watercolour card. I have then used the watercolours to highlight the resist effect of the foiling. The box has a shaker element to add a fun element to the project.

Designer Tip:  

I have used the watercolours to colour my flowers and leaves so the colours matched with the background image that I had hot foiled and then coloured. The result is coordinating colours in the flowers and background that is harmonious to the eye.

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection:

https:// youtu.be/ reAkX2HkGwY

Sweet Cardlets Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection

Sweet Cardlets Collection Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they’re waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Sathya Kala Sankaran
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Rajni Chawla
Visit Kate Skonieczna

Giveaway!  

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Very Elegant Merry Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.

We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we’ve found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to start my Christmas Card making!

What’s a Christmas Cascade?
Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash – the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again. 

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3″ motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That’s enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.

The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This “cardlet” size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see “Cardlets”

Today I am really excited to share with you a very elegant card made with the gorgeous new Filigree Glimmer Wreaths Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken. I have embellished this card with the beautiful poinsettias from the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Poinsettia Etched Dies Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken.

I really love using the gorgeous embossed flourish from the Shapeabilities Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken. It is so elegant and works well with a lot of different styles.

The corners are from the very beautiful Shapeabilities Annabelle’s Trousseau Layering Frame Medium Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken. This is such a versatile die set and one that I use a lot.

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Introducing Home on the Farm

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and today we are celebrating the release of the Home on the Farm collection from Heartfelt Creations. This is such a lovely collection for making masculine cards or cards for farming people. I loved the little animals and really enjoyed colouring them with my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers.

Products Used:


Barnyard Accents DieHCD1-7318
Home on the Farm Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3925
Happy Meadows Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3926
Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3927
Home on the Farm Paper CollectionHCDP1-2120
Frame a Card Leafy Borders DieHCD2-7190
Special Birthday Sentiments Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3843
Luxe Gold CardstockHCGP1-488
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Darice Adhesive Foam StripsD120601
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Jet BlackRACP468
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – 48 Pack478594

Other Products: 

Stamp Positioner, Foam Tape, Reeves Glossy Gel, Iris Cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Home on the Farm Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/zJQQ7iljUw8.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 12” x 6”, score at 6” and fold to create a base card of 6” x 6”. Cut a 6” x 6” panel with the woodgrain pattern and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut 4 edges from the HCD2-7190 Frame a Card Leafy Borders set out of gold cardstock and adhere to the edges of the card front.

Stamp the barn image from the in HCPC-3925 Home on the Farm Cling Stamp Set Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere to the front of the card with foam squares as shown.

Stamp the chicken images from the HCPC-3926 Happy Meadows Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere two chickens to the inside of the barn and the rooster at the top of the barn.

Stamp the sunflower images from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal Clear glitter with glossy gel, add Guilt Trip Prills to the centres and adhere to the sides of the barn as shown.

Stamp the hay bale image from the HCPC-3925 Home on the Farm Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the left over the base of the sunflowers with foam tape.

Stamp the dog images, cat image and mouse images from the HCPC-3925 Home on the Farm Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Adhere the dog and one of the mice over the hay bale and the small dog, kitten and other mouse on the bottom of the card below the barn as shown.

Stamp the milk can from the HCPC-3925 Home on the Farm Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Stamp the wheat grass and small flower image from the HCPC-3927 Barnyard Accents Cling Stamp Set Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Add Crystal Clear glitter to the images with glossy gel, trim the bases and adhere behind the milk can then adhere all to the bottom left with foam tape.

The possibilities are limitless with this collection and I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Die of the Month Blog Hop – Pop Up 3D Vignette Camera

Strike a pose!! In this world of smartphones and selfies, everyone is a photographer.  Because every day we are tied to cameras of some sort, it seems only fitting to acknowledge our love of the camera.  It is hard to resist!  Today we are sharing the Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Die of the Month – 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera.

Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to create with.

Pop Up 3D Vignette Camera Details

Becca shared that this is one of her passion projects and we all see why – cameras are everywhere!  What better icon to symbolize a tie to our everyday joys and our memories, and preserving them.  It is an instrument that brings us such joy and through using brings us closer to people, events, and places.
Today we want to inspire you to think of different combinations using the 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera.

Let us help you with the inspiration!

  1. Pop Up Card
  2. Card Front
  3. Pop Up Mini Scrap Book
  4. Shaped Card
  5. Shaped Scrapbook
  6. Gift Card Holder
  7. Wedding Tablesetting Favor

    What are yours?  Be share to share in your comments!

There are 16 dies included in the 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera.

My Project Today using 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera.

I have made a card with a coordinating basket that is perfect to give to someone special. I love a crisp blue, white and silver colour combination and here I have combined the September APG Die of the Month – Lattice Quandrante as a background to the camera. I have handcrafted the roses and daisies from the Amazing Paper Grace flower dies and they complement the colours of the camera and card perfectly.


Designer Tip:

Making a basket is a great way to practice putting the camera together and working out where all the small pieces fit together.

Supplies: 

Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flower V

Paper: 

Creative Expressions Periwinkle Cardstock, Silver Mirror Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations White Cardstock

DMC Soft Floral Oriental Paper


Ink:

Ranger Archival ink – Vivid Chartreuse, Library Green,

Distress ink – Spun Sugar

Memento – Lilac Posies


Accessories:

Wire Stamens

Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Die of the Month – 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera

Visit the Creative Team for 3D Vignette Camera Inspiration

We had a blast this month working with the 3D Pop Up Vignette Camera. Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with the new Amazing Paper Grace October 2020 Die of the Month!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Nida Tanweer
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Rajni Chawla
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Did you see a project that tickled your fancy?  Let us know in the comments!

Where can you find us:

SHARING – Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook.

POSTING – Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page on Spellbinders —–> Upload so others can see your work!

TALKING – AmazingPaperGrace_Creates our new account on Instagram.  You ask there, we answer there.

If you are new to the blog, you may find this helpful –  ——–> How the Club Works.

If you missed the introduction, this will bring you up to date  ————–>  Commonly Asked Questions.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Tis the season

Kia Ora Koutou

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.

We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we’ve found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to start my Christmas Card making!

What’s a Christmas Cascade?
Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash – the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again. 

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3″ motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That’s enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.

The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This “cardlet” size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see “Cardlets”

Today I am really excited to share with you another kinetic card made with the gorgeous new Amazing Paper Grace Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken and the Christmas Cascade Card Base Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken. The base frame is the really beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Shapeabilities Annabelle’s Trousseau Layering Frame Medium Etched Dies Chantilly Paper Lace Collection by Becca Feeken. This is one of my favourite layering dies.

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Pink and silver especially for you

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to some inspiration from Heartfelt Creations featuring the fabulous new Special Sentiments stamps and dies.

Products Used:


Elegant Especially for You Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3934
Elegant Especially for You DieHCD1-7319
Purr-fect Posies Paper CollectionHCDP1-2102
Wild Aster Cling Stamp SetHCPC-3887
Wild Aster DieHCD1-7257
Stairway Gardens DieHCD1-7281
Courtyard Elegance DieHCD1-7283
Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper Pack of 50 – WhiteHCPP1-475
Deluxe Flower Shaping KitHCST1-401
Bridal Bouquet Stamens-SmallHCS1-460
Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 30HCDA2-450
Rajni Chawla’s Crystal ClearPGM15015
Rajni Chawla’s Frosting PowderPGM15016
Groove Golf Tool SetDMCT4185
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive159723
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Lilac PosiesTSMP501
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Vivid ChartreuseRACP531
Ranger Archival Ink Pad – Library GreenRACP475

Other Products: 

Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn, Versamagic ink – Pretty Petunia, spray adhesive, white cardstock, florist wire, Ranger Embossing Powder – Silver Tinsel, Hero Arts Embossing & Watermark ink, Reeves Gloss Gel, heat gun, silver cardstock

For more ideas on creating with the Special Sentiments Stamps & Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/-dYnAWXIH3E.

For more tips on creating with the Wild Aster Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/1mriCKqh-Ac.

For more ideas on creating with the Decorative Royale Square & Circle Dies, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/tqmtn_TiVVw.

Instructions: 

Cut a piece of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper 12” x 6”, score at 6” along the long side and fold to create a base card 6” x 6”. Cut a piece of silver cardstock 6” x 6” and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 5 7/8” x 5 7/8” and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the decorative die using the No. 2 die from the HCD1-7283 Courtyard Elegance Die set and the decorative inner dies from the HCD1-7281 Stairway Gardens Die set out of silver cardstock and adhere to the front of the card.

Die cut two background dies from the HCD1-7319 Elegant Especially for You Die set – one out of white cardstock and one out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Sponge the edge of the white cardstock with Pretty Petunia and Lilac Posies ink and add Frosting Powder using spray adhesive. Adhere this to the plain background die.

Stamp the Especially For You sentiment from the HCPC-3934 Elegant Especially for You Cling Stamp Set in embossing ink on white cardstock and heat emboss with Silver Tinsel embossing powder. Die cut with the coordinating sentiment die and then die cut another sentiment die out of Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Adhere the embossed sentiment to the plain die and then adhere to the background die. Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

Stamp the leaf images from the HCPC-3887 Wild Asters Stamp in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Vivid Chartreuse and Mowed Lawn inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the edges with Lilac Posies ink and on the backs with Vivid Chartreuse ink and then shape with the Groove Golf Tools. Add Crystal Clear with gloss gel and trim and adhere around the bottom left of the decorative sentiment as shown.

Stamp the flower images from the HCPC-3887 Wild Asters Stamp set in Pretty Petunia ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour the centres of the flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and die cut with the coordinating dies. Sponge the edges with Pretty Petunia and Lilac Posies inks and the backs of the flowers with Pretty Petunia ink. Shape using the Groove Golf Tools, assemble with two of the same size petals and pierce the centres with the pointed edge of the Groove Golf tools. Colour the white stamens with Vivid Chartreuse ink and insert through the centres of the flowers with fine wire. Fasten the stamens with Dries Clear glue and trim the threads. Adhere over the leaves as shown.

To make the buds, assemble the flowers as before but have the flowers shaping in like a cup instead of open. Stamp the small flower images from the HCPC-3887 Wild Asters Stamp in Library Green ink on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper. Colour with Vivid Chartreuse and Mowed Lawn inks and die cut with the coordinating die. Colour the backs of the flowers with Vivid Chartreuse ink and then shape using the Groove Golf tools. Pierce the centres of the green flowers and thread some florist wire and create a hook to hold it in place. Add the pink flowers to the centres and trim the florist wire. Adhere the flower bud as shown.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

A Sparkling Merry Christmas

Kia Ora Koutou

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.

We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we’ve found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace sent me these lovely dies to start my Christmas Card making!

What’s a Christmas Cascade?
Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash – the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again. 

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3″ motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That’s enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.

The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This “cardlet” size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see “Cardlets”

Today I am really excited to share with you a kinetic card made with the gorgeous new Amazing Paper Grace Holly Frame Gala Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection from Becca Feeken and the Christmas Cascade Card Base Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken in a frame made using the Die D-Lites Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2″ Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken. I have embellished this card with the beautiful poinsettias from the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Poinsettia Etched Dies Etched Dies A Charming Christmas Collection by Becca Feeken.

Here is a wee video showing how the cascade elements work. I think this will be a die set I will use often.

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

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