Category Archives: Altered Art/Mixed Media

Amazing Paper Grace | Halloween Collection Blog Hop

Halloween Gable Box by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

Create some BOOtiful creations with a new collection from Amazing Paper Grace The Halloween Collection. It’s super SPOOKY cute!

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace supplied the dies for my use today. 

The Halloween Collection Details

This Halloween Collection includes three thin metal die sets. They can be used separately or mixed and matched with the die sets in the collection. It goes especially well with the popular Charming Cottage Box Die Set as you will see while hopping through.

Halloween Gable Box ;with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

The Halloween Collection sets used!

S4-1071 Spooky Cottage
S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares
S6-153 Charming Cottage

My Haunted House Gift Box

Starting with the Charming Cottage die, yes it started as a Christmas sku, but it can be used without the holiday elements. Becca designed the Spooky Cottage die set to coordinate with this box. I love the zombie mummy, and in addition to the 2 layers he has, I wrapped him with distressed ribbon to make him look like he’s unraveling.

The roof is made from sticks, to look like a house this guy would hang around in. The windows and door are cut out, then covered in vellum and the black die cuts sit on top of that. The siding is a wood texture stamp.

So the dies are S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, designed by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace called, available at Spellbinders.

Designer Tip:  I used a bone folder to go over the embossed folding lines to make crisp folds.

Are You My Mummy Card

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

This card was pretty quick and fun, using the S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares. I started with a grey on black background from S4-1033 Woven Corners and Borders, which have a bit of a spider web look to them. I layered the Nested Clipped Squares in 2 sizes and hung a mummy in the center.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

You can use a variety of materials to make the two layers of the mummy. Here I used a sparkly body and a textured paper for the wrap look. I put red ribbon under the sparkly body to make the red eyes.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

Bronze metallic paper adds an orange glow to the project!


Stamps: Gina K Stamps – Perfect Pallets
Paper: Worldwin Papers, tissue paper, glittered paper, metallic papers
Ink: Ranger – Adirondack Slate
Accessories: The Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken: S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares, S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1033 Woven Trellis Corners and Border

The Halloween Collection is available now on Spellbinders’ website, click Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.

Visit the Creative Team for More Halloween Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with the new Halloween Collection!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Beatriz Jennings

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Beth Pingry – You Are Here

Visit Margie Higuchi

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Join Amazing Paper Grace online here:

SHARING – Join the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

POSTING – Upload to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page on Spellbinders. Upload so others can see your work!

TALKING – Like AmazingPaperGrace_Creates our new Instagram account. You ask there, we answer there.

Thanks for visiting, I’d love to know what you think of my projects!


Mixed Media Tag Trio

Good morning! Today I have a trio of mixed media tags on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog. This one is inspired by a tutorial by Birgit Koopsen about a year ago. Please check out the steps, it really is easy and fun and I love the way they turned out!

BethPingry-ArtsyTags11Beth Pingry - Artsy Tags TrioI used Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Clearsnap inks, and Spellbinders die on this project. The whole thing is on the Arty Tags blog post.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!


Holiday Wall Decor

Hi everyone, I’ve got a home decor post on A Jillian Vance Design Today. As I was unpacking the boxes of ornaments and decking the halls, I found a set of 3 canvases that I had made several years ago. I promptly pulled the project apart and started this one!

Beth Pingry Holiday Wall Decor

I used the Eight Point Star Quilt die, and then die cut several pieces of coordinating papers. I trimmed off the corners away to make a star die cut, and then fit the patterned papers back into the pieces.

A quick and easy way to adhere this is to apply Adhesive Sheets to the back of the patterned paper before die cutting, then lay out the designs, and remove the backing paper before adhering each piece.

You could use blocks of wood for this project too, the canvases I used are about 1.5 inches thick, so they can hang on the wall or stand alone on a shelf or table.

Thanks for coming by today!


A Jillian Vance Design: Eight Point Star Quilt Block Die
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Adhesive Sheets, Crafty Power Tape
Carta Bella – Christmas Day paper pad
4×4″ Canvases, cardstock, ribbon