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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

💬 Share with me in a comment below how you will use the Pop Up 3D Vignette Home Sweet Home dies!

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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
DOMAPG-AUG20

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 ❤!

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