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