Amazing Paper Grace – Happy Birthday

It has been a while since I made some beautiful flowers using Amazing Paper Grace flower dies and I was going through withdrawal symptoms! So today I have a beautiful birthday card full of pretty flowers to share with you. The birthday sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasion Words Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken was perfect to go with these flowers. This die set is from the Amazing Paper Grace The Right Words Collection which has a number of different sentiments for so many different occasions. The sentiment really makes a statement on this card and who wouldn’t love to receive this card!

Today’s projects were used with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

My Project for Today

For my card I have used another of my favourite Amazing Paper Grace dies – Amazing Paper Grace Annabel’s Trousseau Layering Frame Medium die on a 5″ x 7″ base card. I have stenciled a sun ray pattern with glitter paste for the centre of the decorative frame. There are three different flower dies in my floral spray – the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III, and the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cottage Flowers dies. I have added a pretty butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken. And the sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasion Words Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken fits nicely within the beautiful decorative frame.

I have used a glitter paste for the stencil in the middle of the frame and this helps the sentiment to really stand out.

I have die cut three layers of the sentiment – two from white cardstock and one from gold cardstock. I then stacked the layers together before adhering them to the card. This helps the sentiment to really stand out.

I have added some yellow jewels to the centres of the pink flowers for a bit of sparkle.

Butterlies are the perfect accompaniment for a floral card.

I love using pastel colours for my flowers and try to have a range of different colours that coordinate for a harmonious finish.

I have sprinkled Crystal Ultrafine glitter to the flowers after painting the flowers with clear gloss gel medium.

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: The Right Words Collection.

Amazing Paper Graces Dies Used:

Amazing Paper Grace Happy Occasion Words Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Annabel’s Trousseau Layering Frame Medium

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken,

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III

Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cottage Flowers

Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken.

Other supplies used:

Spellbinders stencil – Sun Burst

Spellbinders Essential Cardstock – Snowdrift, Rainforest

Heartfelt Creations Gold Luxe Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Black cardstock

Rajni Chawla’s flower shaping paper

Altenew inks – Cotton Candy, Citrus Burst

Ranger Archival ink – Leaf Green

Pink Fresh Studio ink – Summer Shower

Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

Clear Gloss Gel medium

Paintbrush

Pink Fresh Studio Jewels – Sunshine

Flat back pearls

Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone

Foam strips

Flower Shaping Tools – Susan’s Garden

White wire stamens

Dries Clear Glue

Dress My Craft white satin ribbon

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Amazing Paper Grace Layered Tulips

My theme this week is Back in Black and today I have a card to share with you that features a black textured background with vibrant yellow tulips and a pretty blue die. I have not done a lot of cards with black so it was really good to challenge myself. I had a play with colour combinations and decided on black, blue, yellow and gold. Black and blue are an unusual combination but this worked for me as blue and yellow are primary colours and blue and yellow combine to make a secondary colour – green. By keeping the colours simple all the colours harmonised well I think. This combination also allows the tulips to really ‘pop’ on the card. And I have kept the gold accents to a minimum to allow the focus to be on the tulips.

I have an exclusive step by step photo tutorial on how I have created the tulips coming up on the 21st July (CST) for members of the Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Group. Ask to join this wonderful community to view this tutorial and many other tutorials to inspire your creativity. (And don’t forget to answer the questions to get accepted. I look forward to seeing you there!).

Today’s projects were used with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

My Project Today.

For my card I have made a 5″ x 7″ card featuring the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace Eyelet Lace Frame Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken as a frame for beautiful tulips from the Amazing Paper Grace Layered Tulips Etched Dies from the Layered Fleur Bouquet Slimlines Collection by Becca Feeken. I have created a textured background by using the decorative panel die from the Amazing Paper Grace Thank you for your Kindness Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken die cut twice and layered black on black. I have finished the card with a ‘thank you’ sentiment from the same die set.

To finish, I have added a sweet butterfly from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken

I have combined three different green coloured cardstocks to create more dimension and interest in the leaves.

I didn’t need to add any bling to this card as the tulips are the hero of the card and embellishments would detract from them.

The black decorative die on plain back cardstock makes a gorgeous texture.

I have die cut two sentiments – one gold and one black. The gold sentiment has been adhered to the black sentiment slightly offsetting it to create a shadow.

These Amazing Paper Grace Dies are available from Spellbinders right now. Click here: Amazing Paper Grace.

Amazing Paper Grace Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace Layered Tulips Etched Dies from the Layered Fleur Bouquet Slimlines Collection by Becca Feeken.

Amazing Paper Grace Eyelet Lace Frame Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Thank you for your Kindness Etched Dies from the Right Words Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken

Other Supplies Used:

Spellbinders Essential Cardstock – Glacier, Snowdrift, Peridot, Fern, Rainforest

Heartfelt Creations Black Cardstock

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Gold Cardstock

Altenew inks – Buttercream, Citrus Burst, Maple Truffle

Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn

Art Glitter Dries Clear glue

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Amazing Paper Grace Flowers With Love

Kia Ora Kouto

Today I have another card featuring the beautiful Amazing Paper Grace A2 Filigree Marquis Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken. I have been inspired by my Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team mate Rajni Chawla and how she snips decorative dies to create beautiful cards with lots of different layers. For my card I have used the inner decorative medallion die and created layers by snipping one die in half and and layering them behind the main medallion to fit a 5″ x 7″ card.

Today’s project was created with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

The flowers are created using the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken.

The sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace With Love Regalia Card Builder Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken. This sentiment is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions – birthday, wedding, sympathy and more.

The butterflies are from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken. They are such a sweet addition to any card.

The green leaves are from the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Flowers Etched Dies by Becca Feeken. These leaves are so beautiful to use and the green really makes the pink flowers pop. The silver leaves are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go III Etched Dies by Becca Feeken and make a great accent for this card.

To complete my card I have used a gorgeous embossing folder by Spellbinders – Diamond Plaid embossing folder.

List of Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace Products:

Amazing Paper Grace A2 Filigree Marquis Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace With Love Regalia Card Builder Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III

Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Flowers

Other Products Used:

Spellbinders Diamond Plaid Embossing Folder

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Rainforest, Raindrop, Pink Sand, Glacier

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Silver Cardstock

170 Ib flower shaping paper

Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn

Altenew ink – Maple Syrup

Ranger Archival ink – Periwinkle

Memento ink – Rosebud

Iridescent gems

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Amazing Paper Grace Autumn Flowers

Kia Ora Koutou

I often take my inspiration from nature and yesterday I went out walking with my cat and saw some beautiful white hellebores growing in a vacant lot. It is now autumn here in New Zealand and the colours are changing and these flowers really popped. I took lots of photos as you do and thought that I would have a go and making some with the Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken. I was pleasantly surprised at how these have turned out.

Today’s project was created with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

For my leaves I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken and I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken on the bottoms of the flowers to allow them to sit easily when I glued them on to the base card.

I love layering dies from different Amazing Paper Grace collections to create my base cards. For this card I have used the Amazing Paper Grace Fluted Classics Slimline Etched Dies from the Fluted Classics Collection by Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace A2 Radiant Navette Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Scalloped Symphony Notecard Etched Dies from Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection by Becca Feeken to create the base for the flowers. I have used a pretty floral embossing folder from Spellbinders to add some interest – Slimline Flora Embossing Folder from the Slimline Collection.

To complete my card I have used the sentiment die from the Amazing Paper Grace Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken which fitted in well with the decorative circle die with the hearts in them. I finished with a little butterfly in the same colours as the card from the Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken.

List of Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace Products:

Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken.

Amazing Paper Grace Fluted Classics Slimline Etched Dies from the Fluted Classics Collection by Becca Feeken,

Amazing Paper Grace A2 Radiant Navette Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Scalloped Symphony Notecard Etched Dies from Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutters 5 x 7″ Card Base Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Picture Perfect Window Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken

Other Products Used:

Slimline Flora Embossing Folder from the Slimline Collection

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Snowdrift, Rainforest, Glacier

Heartfelt Creations Luxe Silver Cardstock

170 Ib flower shaping paper

6 mm round styrofoam buds

Stamens

Green floral tape

Distress Oxide ink – Mowed Lawn

Altenew ink – Buttercream

Here are some of my photos of the flowers.

And here is my cat waiting patiently for me to take the photos.

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Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Blog Hop – Bella Ovalette

Today I am sharing a shaped wedding card with coordinating gift card for the wedding gift. The decorative dies reminded me of decorative piping on a wedding cake and I have used the white decorative dies on a white background highlighted by some holographic card to create some fun and sparkle.

My creations were created today with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 12 dies included in the Bella Ovalette.

I have added the bride and groom, gazebo and sentiment from the Amazing Paper Grace Wedded Bliss Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken using holographic paper for some fun and sparkle.

I have stacked the sentiment and gazebo for more depth and dimension to help them stand out.

The flowers are soft and pastel to allow the decorative dies to shine!

I have kept the gift card simple and added some flowers and a gorgeous sentiment.

To complete my ensemble I have added pearls to the decorative dies.

Supplies:
Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month – Bella Ovalette
Amazing Paper Grace With Love Regalia Card Builder Etched Dies from the Classically Becca Collection by Becca Feeken

Amazing Paper Grace Wedded Bliss Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken.

Amazing Paper Grace Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

Holographic Paper

160 Ib flower shaping paper

Spellbinders Essentials Cardstock – Rainforest

Altenew ink – Citrus Burst

Pink Fresh Studio – Sky Blue

Pearls

For more Bella Ovalette Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Bella Ovalette, the Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Katarzyna Bobrowska
Visit Tracey Sabella
Visit Robin Clendenning
Visit Rajni Chawla
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Margie Higuchi
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during March 2022, Bella Ovalette along with other membership perks.

View this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!


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Amazing Paper Grace Birthday Daisies

Daisy Daisy Give Me a Daisy Do

I love making three dimensional flowers to add to my cards and I take a lot of inspiration from nature. Today I am sharing a very pretty card made with daisies. Daisies are just delightful flowers to have in the garden. They grow so easily and come in a wide range of colours but I do prefer the white daisies. I am using Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go V flower dies to make three dimensional daisies to add to my card. For a tutorial on how I have made these flowers and dressed the card please go to the Amazing Paper Grace Encouragement Group.

Shh there might be a sneak peak of what is coming shortly to Amazing Paper Grace…

Today’s projects were created with dies provided by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.

I love to get your comments so tell me what your favourite flower is to make.

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Patricia

Amazing Paper Grace Bugs and Butterflies

Kia Ora Koutou

Summer is just around the corner here in New Zealand and the flowers are starting to bloom and the bugs and butterflies are coming out to play. My inspiration for my card today is a garden full of flowers with bees, ladybugs and butterflies flying lazily in the sunshine.

I have used a number of Amazing Paper Grace dies to create my card and there is a list of dies used at the end of the post.

I have hot foiled the insect wings on acetate for a more ephemeral feel to the wings. I was really happy how they turned out.

The foamiran flowers are made using the Grand Cinch and Go Etched Dies.

The butterfly is Spellbinders Glimmering Butterflies Hot Foil Plate.

The Amazing Paper Grace products I have used are:

Hemstitch Slimline Etched Dies from Sweet Cardlets II Collection by Becca Feeken

Grand Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken

Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken

Cinch and Go V Flowers

Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

Just Bee-cause Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken

Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken

Celebration Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken

Spellbinders products I have used:

Glimmering Butterflies Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

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Patricia

Amazing Paper Grace | Wedded Bliss

Hi crafty friends!  It seems like we have been waiting for months for February to roll around.  We have been working in the background, holding our breath, tapping our feet and waiting on tippie toes to show you a new collection!  Ta-dah!!!  Today we are introducing a new Amazing Paper Grace Collection called Make A Scene!!!  It was designed by Becca Feeken and is available at Spellbinders.  Stay tuned for a video link at the bottom of the post. NOW, TO EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU . . . In the past, Becca has created several interactive collections . . remember 3D Vignettes and remember Shadowbox Vignettes?  One of the things Becca does, is she tries to create a new twist on interactive that you can also use with flat cards and with past collections. That means new material for your old material. 

WHAT IS MAKE A SCENE? Make A Scene is an interactive card collection and a flat card collection, all in one – you choose based on your style.  The interactive portion is made with a card base that folds in six different layered scenery options.  The 3D card base folds flat but slides open to reveal a dimensional scene.  Since it has a 3D profile, the opened card makes quite a splash and can be set out on a desk for showing off.  The card base is huge and it offers you the chance to snag one of six scenes that cover many occasions.  If the six scenes are not your occasion du jour, then by all means dive into your huge stash of dies and insert your own contents.  The flat card portion is made with the individual scenes.  Each of the components for the scenes can be cut onto the top of a panel and used on a flat card or as part of a 3D Vignette or as part of a shadowbox scene. 

My Projects for Today

I’m using the Amazing Paper Grace Make a Scene Card Base Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken with the and Amazing Paper Grace Wedded Bliss Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken for this interactive card. I also wanted to show that you can use your old Amazing Paper Grace dies with this collection – here I have using the beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Grace Etched Dies by Becca Feeken.

I have used the beautiful little fence die from the Amazing Paper Grace Cozy Home Scene Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken and the sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace Make a Scene Sentiments Clear Stamp Set from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken.

The flowers are made using the Amazing Paper Grace Grand Cinch and Go Flowers Etched Dies from Make a Scene Collection by Becca Feeken and I have a photo tutorial on how I have made these flowers on the Amazing Paper Grace – Encouragement Group on Facebook here.

Designers Tip:

I found you cannot have a lot of bulk out wide in the front two layers as the layers will not slide through the side slots easily.

How to Assemble:

When you see the card base it will make total sense how this goes together.  Here is a quick start video to lay it all out for you.

Make A Scene Availability:

These dies are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here:  Make A Scene

I love your comments!  Tell me, what do you like about this card?

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Patricia

Natural Inspiration for Flower Making

Strawberry Ice

Kia Ora Koutou

Today I have a tutorial on the Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Group on Facebook on how I take inspiration from nature to make flowers for my projects. For this tutorial I have used the Strawberry Ice rose as my inspiration for my handcrafted roses. These are really easy to make and I hope you have a lot of fun making them.

For step by step instructions and also a list of the products used for my card please visit the Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Group here.

Here is the die sets that I have used for this card:

I love your comments!  What flowers inspire you when you are making flowers?

All these products are available from Spellbinders here.

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Patricia