Amazing Paper Grace January Die of the Month Blog Hop – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

Remember the days in grade school when you dreamed of all the little envelopes you would collect in your pouch from Valentine’s Day?  Well, we gotcha covered! Today I am introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for January 2021, the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox.

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

Sweet hearts and petite envelopes are a symbol of love.  The Amazing Paper Grace Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox harkens back to the days where you thought that the number of envelopes measured how loved you were.  No worries, this elegant mailbox holds a bouquet of enveloped surprises and is a clever way to hide some cute little messages.  Oh, and the front of the mailbox opens!  Becca uses the inspiration from a vintage mailbox as the basis for this elegant representation where romantic and cute go hand in hand.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a sweetheart this year.  After the holiday, this set can be used as a blue mailbox.  Did you notice it is a mini-sized 3D Vignette?! Built just like the grand sized vignettes that came before it, this little mini stands 4.75-inches tall and folds flat for mailing to your sweetheart!

There are 17 dies included in the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

My Project Today using Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

I have made three projects today – a card, a 3D vignette and a mailbox box that holds some delicious heart shaped chocolates.

I thought the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox die would create a cute little box that would be perfect for putting in a special treat for your valentine. The front opens up for a secret message and I have a blank back for your special message. I have wrapped some heart shaped chocolates and added some handcrafted roses using the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken, I love the sweet little bow from the Amazing Paper Grace Holly Frame Gala Etched Dies Christmas Cascade Collection by Becca Feeken and they added a cute little touch to the box.

For my card I have used the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox die as a decorative background highlighting the pretty pattern paper and complemented by handcrafted roses using the Amazing Paper Grace Candlewick Rosebud Etched Dies Candlewick Sampler Collection by Becca Feeken, I have also added the decorative die from the Amazing Paper Grace All Occasion Sentiments Stamp and Die Set Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken for more interest behind the mailbox. The other flowers and leaves I have used are from the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go IV Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken and the Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken. The tag is from a retired Spellbinders die set – A2 Valiant Honour.

The 3D vignette evokes an image of a celebration in a very romantic setting following a receipt of a valentine. Who wouldn’t love to receive a valentine beneath the Eiffel Tower! The hearts and mail images further enhance the feeling of love and celebration in the air!

Designer Tip:

I found it really important to watch Becca’s videos and read the instructions on how to create 3D vignette cards and taking my time making the 3D vignette.

Supplies:
Stamps:   Heartfelt Creations Celebrate Love Sentiments Stamp
Paper: Dress My Craft Sweet Treats
Ink: Ranger Archival inks – Vivid Chartreuse, Magenta Hue, Versamagic ink – Aloe Vera
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

For more Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox, the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month!

Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings 
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during January 2021. Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

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Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

Some more Heartfelt Love

Kia Ora and Welcome Back

Today for Inspiration Wednesday I have another two cards featuring the stunning Heartfelt Love collection from Heartfelt Creations.  I just had so much fun with this collection and made quite a lot of projects with it.

 

Materials Used:

HCD1-7110 Classic Rose Die

HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set

HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp

HCD1-736 Classic Leaf die

HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCD!-7119 Classic Border Basics Die

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

TSBL32 Brilliance Pearlescent Coral

TSMP103 Memento Canteloupe ink

TSMP707 Memento Bamboo Leaves ink

TSMP900 Memento Tuxedo Black ink

159723 Art Glitter Dries Clear

HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping Kit

HCDA2-45 Stack and Store Daubers

Other – Ranger Silver Embossing Powder,  Heart of Gold Prills, Versamark ink, Heat Gun, Ribbon

Instructions:

Cut a piece of white cardstock at 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold for a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of pink heart ombre paper 5” x 7” and using the cutting die from the Classic Border basics die set die cut both ends of the paper as shown.  Die cut the eyelet edge from the white cardstock and adhere to the edges of the patterned paper as shown.  Adhere all the paper to the base card as shown.

Die cut the largest eyelet heart from white cardstock and adhere to the base card.  Die cut the second largest eyelet heart from the pink patterned paper and adhere to the white heart.  Stamp the sentiment from the HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set in versamark on white cardsock and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.  Using the plain edge heart die die cut the embossed sentiment out and adhere to the pink heart.  Add a satin ribbon bow to the top of the heart.

To make the leaves stamp the images from the HCPC-3545 Open Leaf stamp set on white cardstock.  Colour in the leaves with Bamboo Leaves ink and finish colouring with the Prismacolour pencils.  Die cut with the coordinating die, shape and adhere around the base of the hearts and over the ribbon bow as shown.

To make the flowers stamp the images from the HCPC-3752 Classic Rose Cling Stamp set in Pearlescent Coral, sponge the centres with Canteloupe inks and die cut using the coordinating die.  Shape the flowers using the HCST1-401 Deluxe Shaping and assemble as shown and adhere to the leaves on the front as shown.

Materials Used:

HCDP1-284 Heartfelt Love Paper Collection

HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set

HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die

HCD1-7162 Eyelet Hearts Die

HCPP3-452 White Cardstock

Other – White Ribbon, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark ink, Foam tape.

Instructions:

Cut a base card 9” x 6 ¾” and score at 2 ¼” and 4 ½”.  Score to create a z fold card.

Cut a piece of pink heart patterned paper 6 ½” x 4 ¼” and adhere to the back of the card.    Cut two lace borders from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere them to the front of the paper.  Add the ribbon down the front along the centre of the lace borders, and adhere on the back of the paper.  Adhere the paper to the back of the card as shown.

Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 2” x 6 ½” and adhere to the middle of the card.

Cut a piece of white cardstock 2 ¼” x 6 ¾”.  Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 2” x 6 ¾” and adhere to the white cardstock.  Cut two lace borders from the HCD1-7161 Sweetheart Borders Die and adhere them to the front of the paper.  Add the ribbon down the front along the centre of the lace borders, and adhere on the back of the card.  Adhere to the front of the card as shown.

To make the hearts die cut the second largest eyelet heart out of darker pink cardstock.  Die cut the largest plain heart in white cardstock and adhere to the pink eyelet heart.  Die cut the next size eyelet heart from the darker pink patterned paper and adhere to the white heart with foam tape.  Stamp the sentiments from the HCPC-3804 Heartfelt Love Sentiments Stamp set in versamark and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.  Die cut with the next size down plain heart die and adhere to the pink patterned heart.  Adhere the hearts to the base card as shown.

To finish tie a bow with the ribbon and add to the top of both hearts.

I hope that you have a lot of fun with the Heartfelt Love Collection.

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

CTMH Valentine’s Day cards

Welcome back.

I have been busy making Valentine’s Day cards and decorations for selling at Craft Hutt and this time I have kept to the traditional colours of red, pink and white for making them.  I have kept them very simple and used the last of the Sparkle and Shine candy stripped papers and Ruby cardstock.  My Cricut machine had a good workout and I am happy with the way they have come out.

CTMH Valentines Day Card CTMH Valentine's Day card CTMH Valentines Day Card CTMH Valentines Day Card CTMH Valentines Day CardThe materials used are:

Cardstock – Ruby, White Daisy

Paper – Sparkle an Shine B&T Duos

Ink – Ruby

Cricut Cartridge – Artiste, Artbooking

Stamps set – Holiday Tags (D1560)

Bakers twine – Harvest collection

Clear Sparkles

Ruby marker

Scallop punch

Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots,

Here are some decorations that I have made with roses using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and some polystyrene shapes from the local bargain store.

Some heart decorations using CTMH Artiste cartridge and Ruby and Candy Cotton ca

 

The flowers are cut out using the flower from page 54, Accent 1 cut at 2.5″.  These have been rolled using the great quilling tool from CTMH and glued together using the amazing liquid glass and then a hot glue gun was used to stick them onto the heart shapes.  I then used some organza ribbon from my stash to finish them off with a bow and also to have something to hang them with.the mar

Some heart decorations using CTMH Artiste cartridge and Ruby and Candy Cotton ca_0004 Some heart decorations using CTMH Artiste cartridge and Ruby and Candy Cotton ca_0003 Some heart decorations using CTMH Artiste cartridge and Ruby and Candy Cotton ca_0002 Some heart decorations using CTMH Artiste cartridge and Ruby and Candy Cotton ca_0001The materials I have used for these are:

Purchased polystyrene heart shapes

Cardstock – Ruby, Cotton Candy

Cricut Cartridge – Artiste

Liquid glue

Hot glue gun

Ribbon from my stash

 

I hope that you all have a good week and keep safe from all the bizarre weather conditions around the world.

Happy crafting

Patricia

 

New Product Blog Hop

1795209_10151786132052574_233543346_oHi There

This is the first time that I have participated in the blog hop so I hope that this works for me.  I was really excited to be invited to join this blog hop and hope to do a lot more.  It is a great way to see how many different ways that Close to My Heart products can be used and is a great source of inspiration for me.

The new Idea Book has been released by Close to My Heart and there are so many fabulous new products that I have had a hard time choosing what to get to start with.  I decided to go with Ivy Lane paper to finally finish off some scrapbooking some photos from Christmas 2012.  This one is for my album and is a layout of my family and I am really pleased with how it has turned out.  I don’t normally have a photo of myself as I prefer to be behind a camera.  I have put on a lot of weight over the last few years due to the medications I am on and I don’t recognise myself in the mirror.  But my daughter managed to get a nice photo of me and I decided to focus on that with smaller photos of my husband and children.

This layout is lifted from the Made It From The Heart Volume 1 No 2 page 8.  I have used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the large shape and roses, my Artbooking cartridge to cut out the title and the journalling box, and Artiste cartridge to cut out the leaves.  The journalling tag was stamped with Cocoa ink and distressed with Desert Sand ink.

CTMH Ivy Lane layout

The materials I have used are:

Cardstock – Hollyhock, Colonial White, Pear, Sweet Leaf

Papers – Ivy Lane Paper pack

Stamps – Sweet and Lovely Cricut bundle

Embellishments – Ivy Lane Assortment

Inks – Cocoa, Desert Sand

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Just to finish off here are a couple of Valentine cards I have made with Skylark paper and the Artbooking cartridge.  I have reduced the size of the cuts to half to fit onto the paper and worked in with the lovely Skylark papers to highlight the birds.  The birds from the Artbooking cartridges fitted in really well with this paper.  I reduced the size of the cuts by half in order (6.5) for them to fit onto the card.

CTMH Skylark Valentines Day Card CTMH Skylark Valentines Day CardMaterials used:

Cardstock, Bamboo, Cocoa, Lagoon. White Daisy

Papers – Skylark

Embellishments – Skylark assortment, Slate Striped Twist Ties

Inks – Lagoon, Sweet Leaf

Stamp set – Holiday Tags Occasions

Cricut Cartridge – Artiste

I hope that you enjoy the new products and have as much fun playing with them as much as I have.

Thanks for stopping by the New Product Blog Hop! To view all the other entries and see more Close to My Heart new product inspiration.

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Happy crafting

Patricia