Category Archives: Holidays

Christmas Cascade Blog Hop |Amazing Paper Grace

Christmas Cascade Blog Hop for Amazing Paper Grace by Beth Pingry Blue Snowflake paper craft ensemble

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 fabulous dies to start my Christmas card making!

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-inch 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 Waterfall Card

First up is my Waterfall Card using Amazing Paper Grace S5-429 Snowflake Splendor by Spellbinders.

Christmas Cascade Blog Hop for Amazing Paper Grace by Beth Pingry - blue snowflake waterfall card
To see how the waterfall works visit my Instagram Page.

Here is what the dies look like:

Amazing Paper Grace by Spellbinders S5-249 Snowflake Splendor dies
S5-429 Snowflake Splendor
Amazing Paper Grace by Spellbinders S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base die for Waterfall cards.
S6-166 Christmas Cascade Card Base

I’m using a joy fold card base to hold the waterfall piece. You flip open the card and pull the tab, and each snowflake lifts off and flips to the side. It’s super fun, and really easy to make with the dies in the set. Visit my Instagram page to see my quick video showing how the card works! Then you can see every else’s with the list in the post!

Designer Tip:  Add depth and dimension to your die cuts by adding a shadow in a contrasting color. Just adhere the die cuts slightly offset, as I have done with the snowflakes.

Next I have a card and simple ornament or small gift box using Amazing Paper Grace S5-429 Snowflake Splendor by Spellbinders. On both cards I used S4-1051 Oval Coronet in white to add some interest to the white backgrounds.

Christmas Cascade Blog Hop for Amazing Paper Grace by Beth Pingry, snowflake card
Christmas Cascade Blog Hop for Amazing Paper Grace by Beth Pingry, Snowflake box or basket

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a tutorial on 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:

Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Beth Pingry You are Here!
Visit Margie Higuchi
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Giveaway on Instagram!  

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

Win a die on Instagram - Christmas Cascade Blog Hop for Amazing Paper Grace

Thanks for visiting, I love your comments! Are you sending Christmas cards this year, and how many?

Beth

Amazing Paper Grace | Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone Blog Hop!

Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

ā˜Ž Hold the phone!!! It has been an exciting week for Amazing Paper Grace!! We just announced our new Creative Team! Many are waiting for their dies to arrive but two of our newest designers are joining in today, plus me! Today we are sharing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for August 2020 – Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone.  It’s super cute and guaranteed to bring a smile!

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

If you missed our post introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, pop down to see the announcement on Becca Feeken’s blog.

Pop Up 3D Vignette Phone Details

We’ve spent all month making funny phone jokes and puns! Do you realize this little relic is something that most youngsters haven’t seen in person?  Or know how to dial? Just as with the typewriter, the phone is an iconic part of our history and technology. Ever evolving, this phone will always be a part of our coming of age. During the month we played “I Spy” to peek into how folks were using this die and this is how designers are using it:

  • A shaker card
  • A notepad holder
  • A mini 4-page scrapbook (which will hold Instax pictures)
  • A gift card holder
  • A card with multiple sentiments
  • A basket

We’re sure there are more, here is how I used it as a gift tag on a bag:

Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders
Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders
Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

There are SIXTEEN dies included in the Telephone Set

Amazing Paper Grace Pop up 3D Telephone die DOMAPG-AUG20 Die of the Month
DOMAPG-AUG20

My Christmas Gift Bag came from an idea to create a gift tag that fits inside the phone. Just lift the šŸ“ž receiver to reveal the holiday greetings! For this I used 3D Foam Lines adhesive on the back of the phone to create space for the tag to slide in and out.

You may recognize the ‘vintage’ paper I’m using. Since it’s a nice heavy weight with a white core, I sanded it to rough up the edges and show off some of the embossing.

Designer Tip: 
Be sure to watch the video to see how to assemble this card, it’s not hard but the video helps!

My 3D Vignette Telephone Card

Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders
Pop up 3D Vignette Telephone gift bag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

This Phone Card was made according to the video, it has 4 cards for journaling, notes, quotes, stamped sentiments, photos, or even gift cards! It folds flat for mailing too. On this I used a bronze metallic cardstock and again, sanded the edges and embossed areas. Seriously, how much fun is this card?! I’m in ā¤!

Supplies
Paper: Basic Grey 25th and Pine; 7 Gypsies Trousseau (I’ve been digging deep into my stash!)
Adhesives:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Lines, E-Z Runner Grand
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone

Visit the Creative Team for more Vignette Telephone Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with 3D Vignette Telephone, the new Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Beatriz Jennings

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Beth Pingry

Visit Margie Higuchi

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

What would you use this die for?

Join Amazing Paper Grace online here:

SHARING – Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

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

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

If you are new to the Die of the Month Club, you may find this helpful –  

——–> How the Club Works.

If you missed the introduction, this will bring you up to date 

————–>  Commonly Asked Questions.

Thanks for visiting!

Beth

Halloween Ghoul’s Night Out Card

I can almost taste the Halloween candy! I have a Ghoul’s Night Out card for the blog hop with Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LĀ® this week. Today is the last day, be sure to visit both blogs and enter to win some great prizes.

Disclosure: I received products from both companies for this blog hop.

I just got some new watercolor pencils, and oh, I’m in love! Realize this is my first go at them, but I do love how they blended, even if I got too much water on the background.

Ghouls Night Out Card by Beth Pingry

Die cutting with these is so easy, you can see the stamped lines from inside the die, just line up, secure the die in place with low tack tape and cut. 3D Foam Squares give the ghouls a nice pop, and the Creative Photo Corners frame the image nicely.

You can see more of this card, and today’s other bloggers, and the links to the rest of the week’s posts, AND to Lawn Fawn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

Lawn Fawn - 3L Blog Hop

No candy corns were wasted in the making of this project.

Supplies used:

Thanks for visiting and be sure to follow my Facebook page Cookies for Breakfast for more blog hops & giveaway info!

Beth

 

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