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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!

Slimline Christmas card

The die I’m using is 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 Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Holiday Medley Collection.

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

Giveaway!  

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, cardstock , gold cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen & Archival Ink Orange Blossom, Tsukineko StazOn Black Cherry, gems and pearls, velvet ribbon.

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

Thanks for visiting!

Beth

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Amazing Paper Grace 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, Pop Up 3D Vignette 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 three 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

Today’s cards are an exercise in minimalism, not because I way trying to make a statement, but because we’re moving! My Grand Calibur is lovingly packed away, along with most of my craft supplies. I only have a 4″ wide die cut machine and a few sheets of cardstock at my finger tips. In a way it makes the process easier!

My 3D Vignette card is made according to the video linked below and the instructions with the kit. It’s easy and follows the same format as other 3D Vignettes. The placement of the embellishments is up to you, notice everyone has a different take on them.

My card below uses 2 sets from the Make A Scene collection because 1. I needed something for a background without having other supplies to use, and 2. they fit the card so perfectly! It’s a simple top fold, and to keep the Home tall and narrow I skipped the body of the house and cut down the roof to fit. You’ll notice the facade of the house has folds to give it some dimension.

Designer Tip:

Trim the inserts about 1/4 inch so they fit easily into the 3D Vignette card spaces. Use sturdy cardstock for the structure of the 3D Vignettes.

Supplies:
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace July 2021 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home, S5-441 Rolling Along Scene (hills), S4-1081 Cozy Home Scene (text)
Other: Cream and Gold cardstock, liquid glue

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 – you are here!
Visit Margie Higuchi
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.

🎥 Watch this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month video! https://youtu.be/XjkRfA-Tj-A

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Amazing Paper Grace | Introducing the Make A Scene Collection!

Hi crafty friends!  It seems like we have been waiting for months for February to roll around.  We have been working in the background, holding our breath, tapping our feet and waiting on tippie toes to show you a new collection!  Ta-dah!!!  Today is the introduction of the new Amazing Paper Grace Collection Make A Scene!  It was designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  Stay tuned for a video link at the bottom of the post.

NOW, TO EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU . . . Becca is known for interactive die cutting collections such as 3D Vignettes and Shadowbox Vignettes. Becca creates a new twist on interactive that you can also use with flat cards and with existing die collections. That means new material for the products you already own! 

What is MAKE A SCENE?

Make A Scene is an interactive card collection and a flat card collection, all in one – you choose based on your style.

The interactive portion is made with a card base that folds in six different layered scenery options.  The 3D card base folds flat but slides open to reveal a dimensional scene.  Since it has a 3D profile, the opened card makes quite a splash and can be set out on a desk for showing off.  The card base is huge and it offers you the chance to use one of six multi-piece scenes that cover many occasions.  If the six scenes are not your occasion du jour, then by all means dive into your huge stash of dies and insert your own contents.

The flat card portion is made with the individual scenes.  Each of the components for the scenes can be cut onto the top of a panel and used on a flat card or as part of a 3D Vignette or as part of a shadowbox scene.

Today we’re showing you so many creative options! Each Creative Team Member has created both a 3D Card and a Flat Card so that you can see the best of both worlds! 

My Wedding Scene Cards

Using the S6-165 Make a Scene Card Base and S4-1088 Wedded Bliss Scene, I’ve made a diorama-like of card. Also included are S6-168 Scallop Façade Frame, S5-436 Grand Cinch and Go Flowers, STP-025 Make A Scene Sentiments, and S5-435 Elegant Adornments.

Make A Scene Wedding Card by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders
S4-1088 Wedding Bliss Scene
S6-165 Make A Scene Card Base
S5-436 Grand Cinch And Go Flowers
S6-168 Scallop Facade Frame
S5-435 Elegant Adornments
STP-025 Make A Scene Sentiments

My card when closed, has a stenciled cloud on the front ‘doors’, and when you pull the sides to open the scene, the clouds continue along the sides and back. The bride and groom stand in front of a gazebo, with Mr and Mrs in script behind them. All the die cuts are layered in white a silver shadow. The groom is in black, which is just another layer that I trimmed to add more dimension to the scene.

The card front is embellished with handmade paper flowers using the Grand Cinch and Go Flowers die, and the frame is the Scallop Facade Frame. You can see on the left and right edges of the card where you pull the pieces outward to Make A Scene!

My second project is a tag to tuck in with a gift, or you can punch a hole and add a ribbon to it. I repeat the same layering to match the card. The ‘Mr Mrs; is fussy cut to remove the ‘and’ so it would fit here.

Designer Tip: Use a sturdy cardstock, it will help the card stand up, open, and close so much easier. Have fun with layers and dimensional adhesives, however don’t add too much bulk to the inserts.

Make A Scene Assembly Video

When you see the card base it will make total sense how this goes together.  Here is a quick start video to lay it all out for you.

Make A Scene Availability: These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Make A Scene

Make A Scene Collection Blog Hop! Click on the links to each member, they’re waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Nida Tanweer
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Anita Kejriwal
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Patricia Manhire
Visit Agnieszka Posluszny
Visit Elena Olinevich
Visit Beth Pingry You are Here!
Visit Margie Higuchi
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 Amazing Paper Grace_Creates Instagram Account.  All the entry details are there, look for this image below:

I love your comments!  Which scene is your favorite?

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