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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 | Halloween Collection Blog Hop

Halloween Gable Box by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

Create some BOOtiful creations with a new collection from Amazing Paper Grace The Halloween Collection. It’s super SPOOKY cute!

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

The Halloween Collection Details

This Halloween Collection includes three thin metal die sets. They can be used separately or mixed and matched with the die sets in the collection. It goes especially well with the popular Charming Cottage Box Die Set as you will see while hopping through.

Halloween Gable Box ;with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace & Spellbinders

The Halloween Collection sets used!

S4-1071 Spooky Cottage
S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares
S6-153 Charming Cottage

My Haunted House Gift Box

Starting with the Charming Cottage die, yes it started as a Christmas sku, but it can be used without the holiday elements. Becca designed the Spooky Cottage die set to coordinate with this box. I love the zombie mummy, and in addition to the 2 layers he has, I wrapped him with distressed ribbon to make him look like he’s unraveling.

The roof is made from sticks, to look like a house this guy would hang around in. The windows and door are cut out, then covered in vellum and the black die cuts sit on top of that. The siding is a wood texture stamp.

So the dies are S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, designed by Becca Feeken from Amazing Paper Grace called, available at Spellbinders.

Designer Tip:  I used a bone folder to go over the embossed folding lines to make crisp folds.

Are You My Mummy Card

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

This card was pretty quick and fun, using the S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares. I started with a grey on black background from S4-1033 Woven Corners and Borders, which have a bit of a spider web look to them. I layered the Nested Clipped Squares in 2 sizes and hung a mummy in the center.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

You can use a variety of materials to make the two layers of the mummy. Here I used a sparkly body and a textured paper for the wrap look. I put red ribbon under the sparkly body to make the red eyes.

Halloween Card with Mummy Tag by Beth Pingry for Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders

Bronze metallic paper adds an orange glow to the project!

Supplies

Stamps: Gina K Stamps – Perfect Pallets
Paper: Worldwin Papers, tissue paper, glittered paper, metallic papers
Ink: Ranger – Adirondack Slate
Accessories: The Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken: S4-1069 Nested Clipped Squares, S4-1071 Spooky Cottage, S6-153 Charming Cottage and S4-1033 Woven Trellis Corners and Border

The Halloween Collection is available now on Spellbinders’ website, click Halloween Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken.

Visit the Creative Team for More Halloween Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with the new Halloween Collection!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Beatriz Jennings

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Beth Pingry – You Are Here

Visit Margie Higuchi

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Join Amazing Paper Grace online here:

SHARING – Join the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

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

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

Thanks for visiting, I’d love to know what you think of my projects!

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

☎ 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