Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Amazing Paper Grace: Introducing the Cascade Christmas Collection with Holiday Waterfall Card

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 Cardmaking!

Hi there, today our Creative Team is sharing our makes from the Christmas Cascade Collection.  Let's take a second to sort this out...

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"


Each of our Creative Team members will show you how to make a Christmas Cascade Card that is a waterfall card and a Christmas Cascade Card that is a flat card.


My Projects For Today

First up is my From our Family Waterfall Card using S5-428 Holly Frame Gala, GLP-194 Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil PlatesS4-960 Cinch and Go Poinsettia, S5-399 Candlewick Rectangle, and S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base.


Here is what the dies look like:

S5-428 Holly Frame Gala

S5-399 Candlewick Rectangle

S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base

I used a combination of navy, white, silver, red, and green colors in my two projects. The Holly frame inspired me to do an inlay technique in the front cover of the waterfall card. I embossed the die into the front panel. Using the same die, I cut a green frame and insert it into the embossed area for a perfect fit. In the center, I added a Poinsettia blossom using the Cinch and Go Poinsettia.

The sentiments were all foiled with the Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil Plates. I love the look! These pages came together so easily in one wonderful set! Pictured below are all the pages are shown before assembling the waterfall to be adhered on to the Candlewick Rectangle card.

My Second Project

My flat card features the Holly Frame Gala. It is a sweet shaped notecard measuring 3". But it packs a punch inside with a beautiful foiled sentiment from the Elegant Glimmer Sentiment. 

The holly leaf die cuts and berries were placed around the Holly Frame. I love the embossed details of the leaves. Striking against the navy background! Plus all those die cuts give the front interest and dimension. Used the Cinch and Go Poinsettia in the center with a brad to secure all the layers and accented with glitter on top of it. 

Designer Tip: Use your thin metal dies not only to cut paper but to emboss into the paper for a deep impression. Next, die-cut with that same die and a piece of cardstock. Adhere the cut shape into the embossed paper for an inlay technique. 

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a tutorial showing you how to put the Cascade Card together:

Christmas Cascade Availability:

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


Christmas Cascade Inspiration Hop!

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

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You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account All the entry details are there - just look for this image below:



Etched Dies: Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken from Spellbinders Paper Arts (S5-428 Holly Frame GalaGLP-194 Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiment Hot Foil PlatesS4-960 Cinch and Go PoinsettiaS5-399 Candlewick Rectangle, and S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base), Glimmer Hot Foil System and Platinum 6 Machine

Other: Glitter: Ranger Ink (Stickles in Lime Green and Candy Cane); Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Strong, E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Dots, Adhesive Dots 3D, 3D Foam Strips, Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Holographic Colors, and Dual Tip Glue Pen); Red, Green, Navy, White, and Silver Mirror Cardstock; Brads


I love your comments! Tell me what kinds of holiday cards you like to create? 

Thanks for stopping by! 




Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and it looks like you put in a lot of work. Well worth it though!

Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Beautiful cards, Margie!

MaryH said...

Pops of red really is so effective. Really enjoyed the glimmer sentiments. (I know I need an intervention; just cannot stop glimmering...)

Bunny said...

Very pretty. I really like making Christmas cards. [Bunny]

Nancy F said...

Beautiful cards.

TaraDawnBrown said...

Bright, colorful, beautiful projects - all perfect for Christmas!

Ann said...

How about that side waterfall? Wow, you guys "amaze" me!!!! said...

Oh my gosh, I love that you paper pieced so many of the newest Elegant Christmas dies!! The holly with the berries and the many newest pieces like the Candlewick rectangle are all so gorgeous!!!