Saturday, August 27, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace Seasonal Label Motifs: Holiday Lantern Card


With the holiday coming soon, I started on my Christmas card making with this beautiful Holiday Label Motifs set with many layers! What do you think?

Today's holiday card was created from etched dies supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 13 thin metal cutting dies included in the Holiday Label Motifs set from the Seasonal Label Motifs Collection by Becca Feeken with Spellbinders Paper Arts.



This standard A2 card has triple cardstock layers and two layers of 3D Foam Creative Sheets die-cut with the outer label and the inner label dies. The larger outer label is covered with gold glitter and the smaller inner label is covered with foil. They give a stunning texture and effect to the card front.


Add the die-cut embellishments in the same set, and the Creative Photo Corners in gold to finish...Done! I loved how it turned out! What do you think?

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Supplies:
Holiday Label Motifs set from the Seasonal Label Motifs Collection by Becca Feeken with Spellbinders Paper Arts

Other:Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong Adhesives, 3D Foam Creative Sheets in White, E-Z Runner Permanent Fine (Vellum Runner), Creative Photo Corners in Gold, 3D Foam Circles, Adhesive Dots Small, and Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Celebrate Color); Vellum; Black, Red, Kraft, and Green Cardstock

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Saturday, June 04, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace June 2022 Die of the Month: Girls Road Trip Scrapbook Layout & Travel Pouch


I documented my Girls Road Trip from a few years ago with this adorable car from the Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip, June 2022 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month. Isn't it cute?! I knew exactly what I wanted to do! Love a plan that works out from the brain to paper. LOL!

Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 26 cutting dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip.


Girls Road Trip Scrapbook Layout

Instead of a travel theme patterned paper, I used a feminine design and made my car with the same collection. It was so easy to assemble, I actually created two more cars! LOL! Gesso was applied at the bottom of the page so it warped a little, I adhered the car with the E-Z Runner Ultra Strong adhesive.

Designer's Tips: I popped up the bumper pieces for dimension, along with the Road Trip plate on the pouch. Use glitter paper or glitter to the backlights and headlights for movement.

I love how I can personalize hair colors and outfits! Such a fun set to make. I hope you think so too - view the video below!

Travel Pouch Accessory

We'll need a map and hotel reservations so I create a travel pouch to put those papers in. I found a tutorial online and created an easy one. Adding the car tied in with the layout. What do you think?

You can adhere the pouch to the back of the scrapbook layout to keep it in one place. Also, I journaled in the back to document my fun weekend with sweet friends! 💖

If you like what you see, I hope you FOLLOW ME on Instagram: ILscraps!

Supplies:
Amazing Paper Grace June 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip, S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die Set, S6-009 Fonts One Uppercase Etched Die Set (retired) 

Other: Cutting Dies: The Ton (Bold Alphas Upper Coverplate Die Set) Patterned Papers: Kraft N Creativity (Romance Collection); Gesso: Faber-Castell; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong Adhesives, 3D Foam Strips in White, Adhesive Sheets 4x6-inch, and Dual Tip Glue Pen); Want2Scrap© (D097 Shiny Chrome Drops + Self-Adhesive White Pearls); Black, Yellow, Brown, Cream, White and Silver Mirror Cardstock

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during June 2022, Pop Up 3D Vignette Road Trip along with other membership perks.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month Blog Hop: What's Bakin' Oven and Cookie Box Ensemble


This adorable Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven was a project I couldn't pass up! Although I am not a cook (COUGHhubbycooksCOUGH), it motivates me to get some cookie baking action going in the kitchen! LOL!

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

There are 14 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven.



My Project for Today

Looking for a retro look, I choose my colors of turquoise, cream, white and black. With this combination, I think each detail shines through. What do you think? This will make a fun display for any kitchen nook or shelf.


I love the cookie sheet, cookies, and spatula details. A fun placement of sentiments in the oven section.


There were other accessories but I kept mine simple. They would be great on a matching card as accents.

What's Bakin' Cookie Box

Can't have cookies without a box to bring them in, right? Created a simple hinged box in cute patterned paper. Then I added a two-color belly band with the oven design as its focal point. So adorable! I created it as a front profile oven with the sentiment right in front so you can't miss it.


Designer's Tip: Use Adhesive Dots Repositionable on the oven and the ends of the belly band. This will help remove the band if it gets too tight. If you change your mind to use the oven in another project, simply remove it from the band without damage!



Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven
Other: Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay Paper (Snail Mail Collection); Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Dual Tip Glue Pen, E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra Strong, and Adhesive Dots Large Repositionable); Embellishment: Want2Scrap© (D097 Shiny Chrome Drops); ScorePal; Turquoise, Cream, White, Black, and Silver Mirror Cardstock

For more Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven, the Amazing Paper Grace May 2022 Die of the Month!

Visit Katarzyna Bobrowska
Visit Tracey Sabella
Visit Robin Clendenning
Visit Rajni Chawla
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Margie Higuchi That's Me!!

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during May 2022, Pop Up 3D Vignette What's Bakin' Oven along with other membership perks.

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

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Monday, April 04, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace April 2022 Die of the Month Blog Hop: Spring Thanks 3D Vignette Ensemble


This sweet watering can with flowers bursting is a great reminder of spring! What a way to say thanks to someone special that included a wonderful dimensional element to display for all to see!

Today's ensemble was created with thin metal dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace designed by Becca Feeken!

There are 15 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet.


My Projects for Today's Hop: Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet Display

Let's start with this sweet display! What a wonderful way to decorate your home with a watering can full of spring flowers. It can be popped up when taken out of the envelope. The embossed design was inked first before die-cutting and then inked a little bit more.


Using up scraps of patterned papers and cardstock, I assembled eight blossoms. Many ways to create these flowers and I lifted the embossed centers with foam adhesives for more dimension. Added pearls for more embellishing including the heart from the S5-484 Primrose Heart Facade Etched Dies which is part of the Garden Shutters Collection.


7 x 5-inch Eyelet Thanks Card

What's a gift without a card?! I wanted the watering can to stand out so I made the background all white with cardstock. Isn't this S6-184 Eyelet Lace Frame Etched Dies beautiful? It is also from the Garden Shutters Collection. To tie in the pearls, I accented the centers of the flower patterns.


The watering can and spring flowers were assembled the same way but without tall stems. Some of the flowers were lifted with foam adhesives for varying heights. Using foam adhesive sheets and patterned paper, I die-cut Thanks from S4-1148 Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments Etched Dies which is from the Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection. I love the font and the size. Now it's ready to send!


Supplies:

Amazing Paper Grace April 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet
S6-184 Eyelet Lace Frame Etched Dies and S5-484 Primrose Heart Facade Etched Dies from the Garden Shutters Collection
S4-1148 Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments Etched Dies from the Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection
Other: Patterned Papers: Kraft n Creativity (Romance and Color of Life Collection); Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide in Fossilized Amber); Pearls: Want2Scrap; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Strips Small in White, 3D Foam Squares Small in White, 3D Foam Creative Sheets in White, and Dual Tip Glue Pen); White, Yellow, and Green Cardstock; Twine

For more Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet, the Amazing Paper Grace April 2022 Die of the Month!

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 Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Margie Higuchi (ME!)

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during April 2022, Pop Up 3D Vignette Watering Can Bouquet along with other membership perks.

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

Follow Me on Instagram: ILscraps!

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Friday, March 04, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month Blog Hop Get Well Soon Card Ensemble


I love the shape of this month's set that inspired me to do a shaped card, along with an open box full of tea. It makes for a sweet pick-me-up gift for someone who is not feeling well. Do you think it will work? I sure hope so!

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

There are 12 dies included in the Bella Ovalette.



My Projects for Today's Hop: Get Well Soon Shaped Card

First, I die-cut two of the largest outline shape in white cardstock and patterned paper. By scoring an inch from the top, I created a hinge on the back of the white cardstock shape. Simply add adhesive to that top scored area and married the two pieces together to make the top-fold shaped card base. The patterned paper side is the front card base.


After nesting the largest outline and its insert dies together, I die-cut with white cardstock. Add to the card front. Next, I die-cut the rectangle shape and then nested the rectangle shape with its insert die to cut all in white cardstock. Adhere all those pieces together to create the card centerpiece and then pop up the embellished rectangle with Crafty Foam Tape to the card front.


To finish the card front, die-cut the accent die in patterned paper, and center on the card front. Lastly, die-cut all the flowers and leaves in a combination of white, yellow, light, and pale green cardstock. Assemble the flowers as desired and place pearls in the centers. Stamp a sentiment from the SDS-169 Just a Note Sentiments & Tag Clear Stamp & Die Set in vellum, cut into a strip, and add in the flower clusters. Add pearls on the card front to finish.



Sending You Hugs Open Tea Box


Die-cut two rectangle shapes in white cardstock. Nest the rectangle outline die with its insert die in patterned paper to create the box front. Adhere together with one of the white rectangle shapes. Then die-cut the accent piece in white cardstock and center on the box front. Create your box base in white cardstock and assemble.


Now the fun part...embellishing! Die-cut all the flowers and leaves in a combination of white, yellow, light, and pale green cardstock. Assemble the flowers as desired and place pearls in the centers. Stamp a sentiment from the SDS-169 Just a Note Sentiments & Tag Clear Stamp & Die Set in vellum, cut into a strip, and add in the flower clusters. Add pearls on the card front to finish.



Supplies:
Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month – Bella Ovalette and SDS-169 Just a Note Sentiments & Tag Clear Stamp & Die Set from the Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection.
Patterned Papers: Simple Stories (Wedding Collection); Pearls: Want2Scrap; Black Ink: Hero Arts; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner Ultra Strong, Crafty Power Tape 108ft., Dual Tip Glue Pen and Adhesive Dots Small); Vellum; White, Mustard Yellow, Pale Green and Light Green Cardstock

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 (ME!!)
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!

I would love for you to follow me on my Instagram account: ILscraps!

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

StencilGirl: Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas

Hello Friends! Wonderful mixed media artist friend, Tina Walker, called out to makers interested in contributing to her article over at StencilGirl earlier this year. Well, I ended up creating two projects. One for Tina's article, Woodland Mushroom Canvas, and this one, Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas. As a fan girl of Debi Adams' style and design, I had to showcase this stencil because I LOVE how it turned out! LOL! 

When I researched more about mushrooms, I had no idea the different colors there are! Inspired by the unique coloring, I grabbed my Gelatos and stencil paste to go to work! What do you think?

**I receive products from Faber-Castell for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Making the Background

I used a piece of 2.5 x 3.5-inch mixed media paper to create my ATC. The background was colored with three Gelatos and then blended with a baby wipe. Keep layering colors until you get the desired look. Let dry.


The Focal Point

Using wide washi tape, I centered and secured the Mushroom Gills Stencil to the painted canvas. Apply the modeling paste across the stencil for full coverage. I let it sit for a moment and then gently took off the stencil.


LOVE! I could've left it the way it was - black and white are always stunning! LOL! But it's fall and I want color! Let this dry completely.


Adding Colors

Before adding colors, I placed the Mushroom Gills Stencil back on the dried paste. It would serve as a guide when I wanted precise coloring. 


Using the same wide washi tape, I secured the stencil. There are three full mushrooms in the center. I concentrated on those as my focal shapes. 

The first one, I colored with Strawberry Gelatos which I knew had a more creamy consistency so I taped around the mushroom to control the coloring. I used my fingers to spread the color...no need for anything else.


For the other two mushrooms, I had help with coloring using water and a paintbrush. There are signs of seepage but I didn't care - it's mixed media! LOL! Color the rest of the mushroom designs.


I hope you enjoyed this Mushroom Gills Cloud Canvas. Would love it if you follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 40 minutes

Materials Needed:
Stencil: StencilGirl (Mushroom Gills 6 x 6 Stencil by Debi Adams)
Colors: Faber-Castell (Gelatos: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Red Cherry, Orange Soda, and Earl Grey)
Molding Paste: Golden
Other: Canvas; Black Acrylic Paint; Foam Brush; Paint Brush; Baby Wipe; Washi Tape

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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Craft Fancy: Wickerwork Hello Card

Hello! What I created with this wonderful background die from Craft Fancy. I've always wanted a plaid-inspired design and this contemporary motif fits the bill! Let me show you how I made this card so you can recreate one too!

**I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience and doing so I can share what I personally love to use.**


Wickerwork Card Panel

For the card panel, I cut a black, red, and white cardstock with the Wickerwork die to make the background. Slightly shift each color to peek through for interest. Secure each layer with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.


Place 3D Foam Strips on each side, and adhere to an A2 (4.25 x 5.5-inch) Kraft card base.



Hello Sentiment

Stamp the HELLO sentiment from the Sentiments #1 Stamp Set with black ink on vellum paper. Then cut into a double ribbon tail banner. Mat a piece of red cardstock, adhere with E-Z Runner Permanent Fine and cut the red cardstock in the same banner shape with a 1/8-inch border. Adhere the sentiment on to the card front.



Butterfly Embellishments

Lastly, I added butterflies on the sentiment banner by die-cutting the Butterfly Triptych dies with white cardstock. Then centered Crystal Glass Rhinestones with the Adhesive Dots Micro on the butterfly for sparkle.



I hope you enjoyed this project. If you haven't already, please follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram.

I appreciate you stopping by! Thank You!
MargieH

Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Crafty Fancy:

Wickerwork
Sentiments #1 Stamp Set
Butterfly Triptych
Crystal Glass Rhinestones
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine, 3D Foam Strips White, Adhesive Dots Micro and Home Hobby by 3L® Dual Tip Glue Pen
Other: Black Permanent Ink: Hero Arts; My Sweet Petunia (MISTI); Vellum; Scissors; Die-Cutting Machine