Tag Archives: Cardmaker

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!

This blog post contains affiliate links and gifted products. I may earn a small commission from clicks to websites that end in a purchase.

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!


Lets Connect on Facebook and Instagram

More A-Door-Able Cards!

I have a how-to tutorial for these A-Door-Able Cards on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog today.

Beth Pingry Door Cards

These were inspired by a post I did a while back, here…but you can’t see the card on that post because it has been published, along with 2 more cards I made!! Big puffy ♥s to CardMaker Magazine!

So this edition is from last spring, and I apologize for not screaming from the rooftops then, I had been buried in work at the time and hardly had time to come up for air.

The first is the original Red Door Card that was part of a Flourishes blog hop. The wreath is from a Flourishes Stamp.

Beth Pingry Red Door Card and Magazine Page

The next one, and I’m not a ‘yellow’ person at all, just came together for a springtime door, with Flower Soft in the tussy mussy.

Beth Pingry Yellow Door Card and Magazine

And the third, a white iridescent cover stock from WorldWin Papers, has embossed vellum in the center oval.

Sorry, it’s not the best photo, white on white is hard enough without the sheen, but you get the idea.

All the die cuts were from Spellbinders Nestabilities, and the cardstock from WorldWin Papers. Of course I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L’s 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner.

I have soooooo many more door ideas, so stay tuned!

Thanks for coming by today!

Here are the supplies for the first Red Door image at the top:

Happy Everything Banner

Hey friends, I’m in Arizona for work, but wanted to tell you I’m featured on the SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L Blog today!  I created a “Happy Everything Banner”.  Take a second to take a peek there!

Happy Everything Banner

I’m thrilled to be part of the SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L Design Team for another year!  So happy, that I think I can put together a little giveaway next week, when I get home.

In other happy news, I have 6 – count ’em – 6 projects in the May CardMaker Magazine!! 

Welcome to my new subscribers and Facebook friends, I’ll be back after a crazy weekend!