Friday, July 09, 2021

Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop – Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home

It's so true that all paths lead home. It's during this long stint with the pandemic that many of us have come to realize that it doesn't matter where you are; it's the people you are with. That's the inspiration that fed into the creation of the July 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, Home Sweet Home.  The sentiment that comes within the set says it all - You are My Home.

There's just something so quaint and sweet about little houses. They mean so much to us - a place of safety, a place of comfort, a place of love. It's only fitting that one should show up as a Mini Vignette! This card folds flat to fit into an envelope to be sent through the mail.  It beckons you to insert your favorite pictures, a multipage note or sweet nothings on the four panels that rest inside.

Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create:
1. A mini scrapbook album
2. A table centerpiece with a house on each side
3. Separate the small house facade and use it on a card, a scrapbook layout, and beyond!

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


There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home.



My Project Today using Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home.

It's a cute little mini album where using both sides of the card inserts gives you six areas to add whatever you like. In the first section, I stamped a sentiment from the STP-058 Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiment Clear Stamp Set, and add a floral motif from the Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home set. The others were left blank for the recipient to fill in.

Designer Tip: When adding the card inserts inside the house, it might be a little snug. I trimmed off about 1/8-inch on each side for a smooth movement.


My second project is a welcome wreath made out of Creative Photo Corners interlocking together on top of a cardstock ring. To make the ring sturdy, I stacked/adhered three cardstock rings. After assembling my 3D Vignette House, I secured it on the lower left side of the wreath, using a card insert to sandwich the wreath. Then I accented the top and bottom with a combination of the flowers and leaf from the Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home set and S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die set. One of my NEW favorites! LOL!



Materials Needed:

Spellbinders July 2021 Die of the Month from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca FeekenSTP-058 Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiment Clear Stamp Set, and S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die
Others: Patterned Papers: Kawaii Paper Goods (Floral Collection); Kraft, White and Icy Mint Cardstock; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Creative Photo Corners in White, Crafty Foam Tape in White, Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6in., and Dual Tip Glue Pen)

For more Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home, the Amazing Paper Grace July 2021 Die of the Month!

Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Beth Pingry
Visit Margie Higuchi (You are HERE!)
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during July 2021. Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

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

Share with me in a comment on How you will use the Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home dies!

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Friday, June 25, 2021

i-Crafter: Birthday in Boston USA Rosette Layout

Hello friends! Today I have a Birthday in Boston Layout featuring the Ribbon Rosette Die Set. It documents a trip I took with my husband to Boston, an iconic American city, and how appropriate as we approach America's birthday! 

This is my second guest design project for i-Crafter this month! Did you see my first project with the Thanks Foiled Rainbow Box Tutorial?

A few years back, my husband took me to Boston on a combination trip of business and (my) birthday. I love Boston for its rich history with modern vibe. We stayed at the Langham Hotel which was the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston renovated - SO COOL! We covered a lot of ground in the 48 hours we were there.

**I receive products from i-Crafter and 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.**


Rosette Construction

I grabbed red, white, and blue cardstock to cut one set of three strips for each color from the pre-scored strip die in the Ribbon Rosette. When creasing the lines, start with the end that has the larger scored section (the other end has a narrow scored section - think tab) and mountain-fold. Next valley-fold and accordion-fold till the very end where it ends in a mountain-fold.


Showing the white strips below where the tab end is, I applied a piece of Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in. (red-lined tape) - do this to all three strips. Adhere the ends together (tab section underneath the next strip) to make one long strip, and then finally both ends together to create a pleated ring.


Close the ring together by making the center opening smaller and secure it with a circle cut with a circle die from the Ribbon Rosette set and 3D Foam Creative Sheet. LOVE how it turned out!! Repeat with the red and blue cardstock strips.



Embellish the Rosettes

With some silver mirror cardstock, I die-cut three times with the decorative edge circle die from the Ribbon Rosette set. Again, die-cut the circle from the same set with 3D Foam Creative Sheets, and adhere one to each of the decorative edge circles.

I had a set of USA-themed stickers in my stash and realized they had gold accents - OOPS! But I've got a solution - why not combine them?! I nested the circle and Happy Birthday circle from the Ribbon Rosette set to cut a Happy Birthday sentiment circle with a gold mirror cardstock. To pop it up, I cut the leftover 3D Creative Foam Sheet and centered it onto the decorative edge circle.


Taking advantage of the other sentiment circles, I die-cut them in gold mirror cardstock and spelled them out to IN BOSTON for the white rosette. Since they're so tiny, I used adhesive sheets to adhere - so easy! For the last rosette, I added the USA banner from the sticker sheet.

Birthday in Boston Layout

The patterned papers I used I had for years because I loved them so much. Do you have this same issue? LOL! Today, I will use some to create my page.

On a blue 12 x 12 patterned paper, I placed two of my favorite pictures. One is of the Old State House where the Declaration of Independence was read to the public from the baloney shown. The other is of my husband, business friend/Japanese pro soccer player, Keisuke Honda, and me. We all are summer birthday babes. This was taken at a business function but we celebrated! LOL!

Using coordinating patterned papers, I cut 1-inch width strips and then die-cut the ends with the larger ribbon tail die from the Ribbon Rosette set. Excused the well-loved cutting mat pictured - LOL! I cut three strips and place them under the pictures. The rosettes acted as guides to help place the strips.



Lastly, I clustered all the rosettes right below the birthday picture with the leftover 3D Foam Creative Sheet in single layers and also stack a few pieces to bring height over the other rosettes.

Designer's Note: If you find that you do not want your journal to be seen, tuck your journal BEHIND the page so you can only see it or adhere an envelope with your journaling tucked inside.


I hope you enjoyed this Happy Birthday in Boston USA scrapbook layout tutorial. Would love it if you follow me on my ILscraps Instagram! Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 40 minutes

Materials Needed:
Craft Dies: i-Crafter (Ribbon Rosette)
Patterned Papers: PhotoPlay Paper Co. (Main Street Parade Collection by Samantha Walker - retired)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Extreme Double-Sided Tape 1/8in., E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong, Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6in, 3D Foam Creative Sheets Small)
Dimensional Stickers: EK Success (Jolee's Boutique/American Flag)
Other: Silver Mirror, Gold Mirror, Red, Blue and White Cardstock; Scissors; Crease Tool; Manual Die-Cutting Machine

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace | Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes


Beautiful card front sentiments do the heavy lifting on a card and the recipient knows exactly what you are trying to say. In that spirit, today we are introducing a new collection called Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes. It spins beautiful, intertwined calligraphic words into a compact label shape, perfect for the front of your card.

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

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Inspiration
Many Amazing Paper Grace followers were so thrilled when the first 3D Vignettes with word inserts came out. Over time, our followers have asked for a greater variety of words to fit into the 3D Vignette apertures. Your wish is our command!

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection
The Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection is made up of 7 different die sets and a stamp set. Most sets contain a sentiment and a filigree background layer. Each set makes it quite easy to produce a complete card. The bonus is the sentiment shapes each match an existing 3D Vignette. Along with being able to complete a card, the new sentiments will allow another sentiment to existing 3D Vignettes already in your stash. Romantic Chargeour works with all the sentiments.

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection also contains an "inside" sentiment set that matches the thought on the outside of the card. To top off the collection we've included Petite Floral Potpourri. It's a compilation of all the small flowers and leaves that are most requested by our community.

My Projects for Today

Using the S5-458 Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Die Set, I created a shaped card and accented the card front with some of the flowers and sprig from the S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die Set. Also, inside the card I stamped a sentiment from the STP-058 Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.

S5-458 Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Die Set


S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die Set


STP-058 Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp Set



My second project features a 6 x 6-inch box that I created from a combination of online tutorials so do a search and find one that you like. Using the same die sets, I made a box topper/double ribbon slide to go with the shaped card. It is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape over a three-layered box front. LOVED how this turned out!



Designers Tip: The sentiment from the SKU is very delicate so I used the Adhesive Sheets on the back of the papers before die-cutting the shape. It's less messy than liquid glue and you get edge-to-edge adhesive coverage (think sticker).


Supplies List:
Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken with Spellbinders® Paper Arts:
S5-458 Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Die Set
S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die Set
STP-058 Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Platinum 6 Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
Other: Patterned Papers: Kawaii Paper Goods; Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6in, E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots, Adhesive Dots Micro, and Crafty Foam Tape 54ft.); Scoring Tools: Scor-Pal; Gold Mirror, Black, White, and Green Cardstock; Gold Ribbon; White Self-Adhesive Pearls

Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes.

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Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection Blog Hop!
Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Margie Higuchi (YOU are HERE)
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Giveaway!
You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All entry details are there, look for this image below (click the image for a direct link):



Comment Below: Which sentiment shape works best for you?

Friday, June 18, 2021

i-Crafter: Thanks Foiled Rainbow Box Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I have something special to share. I am guest designing for i-Crafter this month! So thrilled and honor to be asked :) Thank you to Niccole and i-Crafter for letting me play!

Do you love rainbows? It brings a smile every time I spot one. When I saw this Stitched Rainbow die set from i-Crafter...oh, the possibilities of all the projects I can create with this one set! Instead of a card, I created a 5 x 7-inch box to add a thank you gift for a friend. It has lots of texture, shine, and dimension! Let me show you how to create this!

**I receive products from i-Crafter and 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.**


Foil Rainbow Accent

For a dimensional rainbow, I used a sheet of 3D Foam Creative Sheet Medium 6 x 12-inch and die-cut the rainbows from the Stitched Rainbow die set. Note: the foam sheet is thick. Just to make sure, I cut it through my die-cutting machine two to three times.


Leaving the opening pieces in, I remove the liners and apply three colors of Metallic Transfer Foil onto the exposed adhesives (color facing UP). Simply rub the foil to transfer the colors. Missed a spot? No problem, just reapply the foil over the missed areas.



The silver foiled rainbow needed something...pearls go with anything! There was a sheet of white self-adhesive pearls in my stash and I randomly added the smallest ones. Loved how they turned out! Set the rainbows aside and let's work on the box.


Rainbow Box Base

After searching online for a 5 x 7-inch box, I choose a combination of ideas to create one. If you are interested, do a search of your own for yours. Using the E-Z Runner Ultra Strong, I assembled the base.


Next, cut two front box panels to embellish, leaving a 1/8-inch border around each panel. Cut the Silver Mirror cardstock to 5 1/8 x 7 1/8-inches, and the Kraft cardstock to 5 x 7-inches.


For a bit of interest, I embossed the Kraft panel with a dotted embossing folder. Using the E-Z Runner Ultra, adhere both panels on the box front. 


Embellishments

For the bottom ends of the rainbow, I hand drew and cut three different sizes of clouds. Edge with ink for definition and set aside. Using the same silver mirror cardstock, I die-cut thanks from the Stitched Rainbow die set.


Box Front

To finish off, adhere the rainbows to the box front by removing the liners first and add them in size order. 


Place the two smaller clouds on the left end of the rainbow with the E-Z Runner Ultra. The large cloud on the right end with the 3D Foam Strips White. Lastly, the sentiment is added on top of the large cloud with E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots.


Add your gift, close the hinge and it's ready to give!


I hope you enjoyed this Foil Rainbow Thanks Box tutorial. Would love it if you follow me on the blog or my ILscraps Instagram! Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Skill Level: Intermediate
Creative Time: 30 minutes

Materials Needed:
Craft Dies: i-Crafter (Stitched Rainbow)
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Ultra Strong, E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots, 3D Foam Strips, 3D Foam Creative Sheets Medium 6 x 12in.)
Ink and Applicator: Ranger Ink (Distress Ink in Antique Linen)
Other: Silver Mirror, Kraft and White Cardstock; Scissors; Score Board/Crease Tool, Manual Die-Cutting Machine; White Self-Adhesive Pearls

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace | Sweet Cardlets II

Last October we introduced Cardlets and they are back in Sweet Cardlets II! A "Cardlet" is a small character motif that comes with a sentiment that fits within a 3 x 3-inch area and has a matching die. It just so happens that this size is perfect for the ever-popular Slimline Cards. Join us in introducing a new slimline as well - Hemstitch Slimline - it will match Hemstitch Rectangles and all of the other Hemstitch Classics.

I am thrilled to partner with Amazing Paper Grace to bring you this little taste of inspiration! Thank you for the die sets!

Sweet Cardlets are just like stamps, but they are metal plates used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure. The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die-cut machine to deliver that pressure (Compatibility Charts are on the Spellbinders website).

The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets II

Since we are premiering the first Slimline Card Die for the Amazing Paper Grace line of dies, we wanted you to have plenty of sweet elements that fit onto the slimline. The small motif 3 x 3-inch footprint makes this easy. Add to that there is a matching die it makes for a cute pop of dimension on all of your cards - Slimline, A2 or A7.

Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card. Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3 x 3-inch footprint. Sweet Cardlets also fit into the Cascade Card Base and work along with all of the Shadowbox Dies.

The ensemble features the GLP-283 You are My Home Glimmer Hot Plate and Die Set and S6-175 Hemstitch Slimline Dies.


Welcome to the Neighborhood Wreath Slimline Card


For the background to my card panel, I hot foiled the frame insert (scene) plate three times to fill the space. I adhered a piece of vellum over it to tone it down.


Then I inked a combination of green colors onto several white photo corners, interlocked them into a circle (using a cardstock ring as its base/guide) to create a wreath. Set aside. I hot foiled a sentiment using Welcome and to the neighborhood for my choice on white cardstock. Cut fishtail ends, adhere the wreath on the card panel with the sentiment, and add flowers created with the May 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate.

Home Wreath Gift Bag

Cut the medium pair of the Hemstitch Slimline dies three times, I used them as my background on the gift bag. 


Then I hot foiled the plates from the You are My Home Glimmer Hot Foil Plates & Dies to create the focal point with my unique photo corner wreath. 




Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Amazing Paper Grace

You are My Home Glimmer Hot Foil Plates & DiesHemstitch Slimline Dies, and May 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Garden Gate
Spellbinders Paper Arts
Glimmer Hot Foil System, and Platinum 6 Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
Other: Adhesive and Craft Foils: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (E-Z Runner Grand Ultra Stong, E-Z Runner Permanent Fine, Adhesive Lines, Creative Photo Corners in White, Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Holographic and Variety); White and Gold Mirror Cardstock, Kraft Gift Bag, Self-Adhesive Clear Rhinestone, and Vellum

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with the Sweet Cardlets II Collection.

Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Margie Higuchi (YOU ARE HERE!!)


Giveaway!

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


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