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.

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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!

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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

Saturday, November 06, 2021

Amazing Paper Grace: November Die of the Month with Christmas Tree Gatefold Card


Although there are many ways to create with this wonderful Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree set, I made mine as a gatefold card with the split between the two larger trees. This was so much FUN to create especially using papers like silver mirror cardstock and red glitter paper, and the perfect bling (Christmas Lights Bling) to decorate the tree! Let's get started.

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

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.



My Project Today using Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree.
On a piece of 8.5 x 5.5-inch cream cardstock, score on the long side at 2 1/8-inch and 6 3/8-inch and burnish the score lines to create your A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inch) gatefold card base.


Cut two pieces of 2 1/8 x 5.5-inches patterned paper and cover/adhere it to each side of the gatefold panels with the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive. Set Aside.



Let's work on the embellishments. Die-cut the smallest tree in green for the outline die and nest with the insert die to cut the silver mirror cardstock. Die-cut the medium tree in silver mirror cardstock for the outline die and nest the insert die to cut the green cardstock. You should have a total of four tree shapes. Adhere the matching shapes together to form two trees.




For the base of the presents and bows, I die-cut with silver mirror cardstock. Using various scraps of patterned paper, I die-cut the different boxes and lids. Not shown here but I die-cut the ornaments in cream cardstock and red glitter paper. Assemble everything together and set aside to work on the sentiment.


I decided to place the sentiment over the pile of presents. With the busy patterns, I chose to use cream cardstock for my sentiment strip, nest the banner, and insert dies together to die-cut. Then die-cut the banner outline die in silver mirror cardstock. Add bling to accent. Use 3D Foam Strips to adhere it on top of the presents.



Assemble the card front with all the embellishments, starting with the trees. The medium tree goes on the right gatefold panel. Use the other tree and present sentiment as a guide when determining placement. Both trees overhung the middle edge (mark with a pencil, if needed as you can erase later). I used the E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong adhesive. It is perfect for paper construction projects like this.


Lastly, I added the Christmas Lights Bling, it was perfect for my tree because it needed something! LOL! It is self-adhesive and easy to cut so I can place them where I wanted.


And that's it! All done and ready to send out. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Tree Gatefold Card tutorial.

Thanks for stopping in!
MargieH

Supplies:Amazing Paper Grace November 2021 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree; Patterned Papers: Kraft 'n Creativity (Colors of Life Collection), Bling: Want2Scrap© Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand Ultra, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots, 3D Foam Strips, and Adhesive Dots Small); Silver Mirror, Green and Cream Cardstock

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts until November 24, 2021. Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

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

Would love to hear from you! Comment on how will you use the dies - a card, home decor, mixed media piece?!