Holiday Medley Blog Hop | Amazing Paper Grace

A7 Christmas Card

Today I’m blog hopping with Amazing Paper Grace, who sent me these dies to use.

This magical menagerie of dies helps celebrate one of the most festive times of the year through paper crafting! The Holiday Medley Collection consists of eight die sets and a Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set that coordinates with one of the die sets. The array of dies can be mixed within existing die sets to offer more creative options. These include the Make a Scene Card Base and 3D Vignettes. The versatile new Merry Filigree Card Builder, Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder and Joy Crescent Card Builder sets create different card formats from A2, A7, Mini Slimline, to Slimline.

In addition, you can remove the Christmas Motifs and use them year-round. Visit each of the designers’ blogs for inspiration and ideas from the Holiday Medley Collection!

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Slimline Christmas card

The die I’m using is S5-466 Joy Crescent Card Builder

S5-466 Joy Crescent Card Builder
A2 Christmas card

My challenge was to show this die in 3 sizes, A2, A7, and slimline, with the same papers to show you how to use all parts of the die to create any size or shape card. By layering the cardstock with gold metallic paper I created a dimensional effect with the designs and words. For the Joy to the World part I die cut and then fussy cut the words and layered again.

The poinsettia flowers are from the Cinch and Go Poinsettia and I followed the tutorial in the Amazing Paper Grace Facebook Group (join, then go to Guides, the tutorial is by Anita Kejriwal).

Designer Tip: These dies have intricate cut lines, and even through I used a nice sturdy cardstock, I had to add a shim to the die cut sandwich. This saves having to run the die through a few times. When I get new dies I like to die cut all the pieces and save those so I can arrange them and decide how I’m going to use them without cutting into my designer papers until I’m ready.

Holiday Medley Collection Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they’re waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Beth Pingry You are Here!
Visit Margie Higuchi
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace


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

Supplies Used
S5-466 Joy Crescent Card Builder
S4-960 Cinch and Go Poinsettia
S6-175 Hemstitch Slimline
Carta Bella Christmas Wonderland papers (Similar Collection), cardstock , gold cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner Grand, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen & Archival Ink Orange Blossom, Tsukineko StazOn Black Cherry, gems and pearls, velvet ribbon, Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

I’d love to hear what you think of this collection! Let me know which die is your favorite so far?

Thanks for visiting!


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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

☎ 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

My Christmas Gift Bag came from an idea to create a gift tag that fits inside the phone. Just lift the 📞 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 ❤!

Paper: Basic Grey 25th and Pine; 7 Gypsies Trousseau (I’ve been digging deep into my stash!)
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!


Caffeine Card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello friends, welcome back! I’ve had some time to get crafty recently (haven’t we all?) so I dug deep into my stash for a few elements on the Caffeine card. I’m hopping with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, where anyone can participate with a coffee, tea or cocoa themed project. There are over 70 prizes from generous sponsors too! Oh and the inspiration is amazing!

Caffeine card by Beth Pingry for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop May 2020

Remember on the last post from January, where I said I was going to start selling off my stash of older Spellbinders dies? That’s still happening…lets plan on June to get started. Watch my Facebook page Cookies For Breakfast or subscribe for new posts here at for the details.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop Spring Summer 2020

You can find the list bloggers on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog where you can also link up to join the hop and be eligible to win prizes. Entries close Friday, May 29th at 11:55 pm Pacific.

Supplies: Memory Box Large Coffee on the Go die; Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 6×6 Patterns and Solids; Corrugated cardstock; Kaisercraft Texture Stains Clear Stamp, American Crafts Mini Marks Rub on Letters; Memento Ink Rich Cocoa, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape Black & E-Z Runner Grand; twine

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Caffeine Card by Beth Pingry for Coffee Lovers Blog Hop May 2020

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