Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gingham Cherry Tag Greeting Card created for Amazing Paper Grace.

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  I’m happy to be sharing the card I created for Amazing Paper Grace Dies but also a little sad as this is my final project for my August Guest Design Team  term.  I had such a great time creating with these beautifully styled and well made dies. If you haven’t checked them out yet I highly recommend you hop over to the Becca Feeken section at Spellbinders. I promise you will be just as impressed with them as I am.

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I’m using the Sweetheart Swirl and Nestablilities Hemstitch Oval dies for this card.

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You really can’t ask for a better scaled die for 5 x 6 1/2 inch cards. It just fits so well.

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I’ve layered the  oval onto the swirl so I could add a smaller tag as my focal point. Bonus is the gorgeous stitching lines. That  extra layer really adds so much detail.

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There’s a pretty arrangement of flowers here layered with some loopy twine bows and foliage.

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Last but not least is a shimmery bow of pink organza, metal birdcage charms, and pretty pearly accents.

I just want to give a quick but very heartfelt thanks to Becca for the  generous supply of dies to create with and for the opportunity to work with your amazing team for August.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day : ) G

Let’s Do It Again Challenge at Funkie Junkie

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Hello friends and crafty peeps!  Time again for another fun challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.  I’m so enjoying these awesome themes to spark my creativity!

Host for this challenge is Suzz:

“Do you have a pile of leftover scraps from projects previously made or even a half finished project waiting for you to get the time to complete it?   This is the challenge for you!  It is time to pull out those scraps, remnants or half finished projects and pull them together into a fabulous shabby chic or vintage project.  Make sure to mention in your post what part of your project was a scrap or remnant.” 

My take on this theme is to use only paper that has already been cut into and packages that have already been opened.

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I’m using a combination of Prima Fruit Paradise and Apricot Honey for this very layered card.

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For added texture and detail I’ve used a distress tool to tatter the edges then added the patterned papers to gray cardstock.

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These pretty Prima flowers are arranged with some made by me. I’ve tucked in die cut leaves, twine bows, cabochons, and altered heart charm.

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The focal point  is an image from the cut apart sheet clipped into a tag shape then topped with an eyelet and waxed twine.

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I hope you will whip up a fabulous project featuring metallics and join us on the Frilly and funkie Blog to play along.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad Ripe Berry Flowers, Citrus Twist. Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper Pad Antique Bronze Branch Heart. Gold Resin Gumdrops. Skeleton Leaves. Ice Resin Antique Gold.

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Celebrate Greeting Card for Amazing Paper Grace Dies

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Hello there friends and Crafty peeps. Dropping in today to share a card I created for Amazing Paper Grace using the  Venice Lace DieBlessed Greeting Card Polly's Paper Studio 02

Let me just tell you how amazing this die is! The square shape is perfect for 6 x 6 cards….which you all know is my favorite to make.

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I especially love that there’s some areas that are not as intricate so they show up well even on patterned papers.

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I was able to use the smaller pieces to layer under the sentiment. It’s a great way to fill in around a smaller focal point.

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I’ve selected a variety of flowers and layered them with twine and leaves for a nice arrangement.

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Last but not least a pretty lilac bow and some metal charms.

~Amazing Paper Grace~ Venise Lace Die

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Celebrate Bee Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Dropping in today with a shabby chic inspired greeting card.

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Pink and gray are hands down my favorite color combination.  Just so perfectly vintagy!

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I’m combining elements from different collections for this card. That’s a great way to get a truly unique look.

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Double matting is also an option to affect the look of a card. For this card gray would have been too flat and pink would have been to light….so I combined them.

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I’ve layered the flowers also. There’s a bit of netting tucked in for fullness and loopy twine bows and die cut foliage to complete the arrangement.

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Last but not least a pretty gray satin bow topped with a vintage button and a large bee charm.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Celebrate Bee Greeting Card

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Delicate Stitched Sating Shell Gray

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Haunted House Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps!  Ginny here to share a very mixed media styled card. I was inspired to create a background with Distress Inks and once I had it done I knew just what holiday chippie I wanted to use…..

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I know it’s a bit early for Halloween but I really wanted to play with those inks lol.

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With all the detail in the background I knew I needed a large bold graphic focal point.

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I was even able to incorporate the extra piece I had trimmed from the top as an extra embellishment.

Here’s that chippie. It’s the haunted house oval. I wiped it down to prepare it for altering.

I clipped off the top of the oval to make it fit better on my card and not hide the inked background.

Black embossing powder was a great way to get a nice finish quickly.  I went back and altered the bats on that mini moon that I originally planned to discard.  It fit perfectly on the top of the card as an extra added detail.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Shop

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Haunted House Oval

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Plaid Ribbon Black Bold Check, Ivory Burlap String

~Little Birdie Crafts Flowers~ A.C.Moore
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

I Love School Mini Album & Decor Box for Authentique Paper

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Hello there friends and Authentique Fans! Ginny here to share a fun back to school inspired mini album that’s just the perfect size to fit into a coordinating decor box. I’m using the Scholastic collection and even though I do not have grade school aged children anymore it was to create with.

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I started with a ready made paper mache box and covered it in layers of the patterned papers.  This box has a cut out portion on top but I decided instead to cover that and add my detail in layers with spacers between for loads of depth and dimension. These flowers are all created with the Authentique papers. This arrangement is nice and full and helps to fill in the space by the tag focal point. The tag as well as the other sentiment are stickers from the 12 x 12 sheet.
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I covered the “spine” like it was a book with that gorgeous plaid. The blue cardstock is the Old Glory Spectrum also from Authentique Papers. I think it goes pretty well with that plaid! A few additional details on the front are die cut stars from gold mirror paper, sequins, and an apple charm and vintage button.

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The sides are finished with that lettering print. I elected to leave the box in it’s natural Kraft color as I think it works really well with the yellow in the patterned papers.

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I decorated the front of the mini album with additional flowers and an image from the cut apart sheet.  Remember this mini has to fit inside the box so I couldn’t add tooo many bulky items to the front.

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Completing the inside was a simple matter of mixing and matching the patterns . I was able to utilize some of the off cuts created from the outside of the box.

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The stickers from the collection make great accents that are flat so they don’t add bulk.

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Larger die cut doilies topped with the patterned papers make perfect picture mats!

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Each of the pages have a tip in created with the cut apart journal cards. On the back is lined paper so it’s easy to document the memories that go with the pictures.

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This mini is pretty chunky and fits perfectly in the box.

Please enjoy this quick flip through video….

I LOVE SCHOOL MINI ALBUM IN DECOR BOX

Hello there friends and Authentique Fans! Ginny here to share a fun back to school inspired mini album that’s just the perfect size to fit into a coordinating decor box. I’m using the Scholastic collection and even though I do not have grade school aged children anymore it was to create with.

I started with a ready made paper mache box and covered it in layers of the patterned papers.  This box has a cut out portion on top but I decided instead to cover that and add my detail in layers with spacers between for loads of depth and dimension. These flowers are all created with the Authentique papers. This arrangement is nice and full and helps to fill in the space by the tag focal point. The tag as well as the other sentiment are stickers from the 12 x 12 sheet.

I covered the “spine” like it was a book with that gorgeous plaid. The blue cardstock is the Old Glory Spectrum also from Authentique Papers. I think it goes pretty well with that plaid! A few additional details on the front are die cut stars from gold mirror paper, sequins, and an apple charm and vintage button.

The sides are finished with that lettering print. I elected to leave the box in it’s natural Kraft color as I think it works really well with the yellow in the patterned papers.

I decorated the front of the mini album with additional flowers and an image from the cut apart sheet.  Remember this mini has to fit inside the box so I couldn’t add tooo many bulky items to the front.

Completing the inside was a simple matter of mixing and matching the patterns . I was able to utilize some of the off cuts created from the outside of the box.

The stickers from the collection make great accents that are flat so they don’t add bulk.

Larger die cut doilies topped with the patterned papers make perfect picture mats!

Each of the pages have a tip in created with the cut apart journal cards. On the back is lined paper so it’s easy to document the memories that go with the pictures.

I love School Mini Album & Decor Box Polly's Paper Studio 09
Please enjoy this quick flip through video….

~Authentique Papers~ Scholastic Collection: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Details- Cardstock Sticker, 8 x 8 Paper Pad. Spectrum Cardstock: Old Glory

Let’s Do It Again Pocket with Tags for Frilly & Funkie

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Hey there friends as crafty peeps!  Time again to announce another fun challenge at Frilly & Funkie. The host for this challenge is: Sara Emily
Challenge Theme: Let’s Do It Again! 

Have you ever made something that you wish you could do over? Perhaps it was a technique you tried and didn’t get the results you were hoping for. Maybe you didn’t have just the right product you wanted to make your project just perfect. Or maybe a friend asked you to make something like it for them. Now’s your chance for a do-over. Choose one of your own posted vintage or shabby chic projects and do it over with a bit of a twist. Be sure to link back to the post of the project you are making over and tell us why you wanted to do it a second time and what’s different about it this time. We like to see your entry be in the vintage or shabby chic style we prefer.

 

When I saw this challenge theme I knew exactly what I wanted to re-create.  I made a Pocket with Tags at Christmas time and thought it would work so well for a non-holiday project! I choose the gorgeous Prima Apricot Honey collections and made a very shabby chic version of my pocket with tags….

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This time around I constructed the base with a bit more room in the pocket so I could use more paper layers and embellishments.

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The pocket base is created with sturdy cardstock and all the layers have a pretty gray border.

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I’ve also built in a spacer inside to keep the inserts at jut the right height.

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Like the original there’s a tag clipped onto the the front for extra room for flowers and trims. These lovely blooms are the Prima Fruit Paradise Ripe Berry assortment. They coordinate perfectly!

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The A4 sized Prima Apricot Honey Paper Pad is just wide enough to create a dimensional rosette. I topped it with a scalloped circle of silver mirror paper and a butterfly punched from the collection paper. More flowers and trims complete this corner.

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Here’s the pocket without the inserts.

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And without the tag clipped on.

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There’s 2 tags and 1 smaller folded insert. Plenty of room to add pictures and journaling.  And maybe a gift card?

Prima Aprilcot Honey A4 Paper Pad Chipboard Stickers Prima Ripe Berry Flowers Prima Fruit Paradise Pocket with Tags Frilly and Funkie 09

The larger folded insert is like a sweet little booklet ready to be filled up and enjoyed.

As always, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, and the winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. The next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I hope you will whip up a fabulous project featuring metallics and join us on the Frilly and funkie Blog to play along.

~Funkie Junkie Boutique~ Prima Fruit Paradise A4 Paper Pad Ripe Berry Flowers, Prima Apricot Honey A4 Paper PadChipboard Stickers

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

 

Fall Shaker Greeting Card

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It’s time again for another fun hop with the team at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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We’re using the August Ribbon Club Autumn Assortment.

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You should be coming to me from my friend Gloria. If you’re just getting started you’ll want to head on over to the RRR blog to start at the beginning.

I created a Fall inspired Shaker card…

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I’m loving that plaid ribbon with the deep rich colors of the patterned papers.

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I’m using the Gracious Collection from Authentique Papers.

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I found some pretty coordinating sequins to use in the shaker that looks great with the papers.

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Pretty flowers from WOC makes a pretty arrangement.

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Bows tied from the assortment are embellished with metal charms.

Your next stop in the hop is Miss Cheryl.

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Chrysanthemums, Magnolias, Ivory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G

Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes Blog Hop and Glimmer

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Way back when 3D Vignettes were introduced, messages started to come in by crafters begging for the same thing, but for Christmas. You also asked that we keep supplying new inserts. Well, your wish is our command! Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes plus new Glimmer Designs. If you are not familiar with these popular dies, stay tuned – lots of information follows.

Hi there, today we are sharing with you a great new collection by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace with a blog hop featuring new Vignettes for the holidays and the new Holiday Glimmer Designs will blow your socks off.  So…..

What’s a 3D Vignette?

A 3D Vignette is a dimensional card that folds down flat.  It has a front layer, a back layer and several in between layers that are held stable by slotted side pieces.  These layers allow you to build depth into a diorama or tunnel type card.   We take all of the guesswork out of the equation by giving you mix and match layers, including sentiments to stack into a Vignette.   So far, we’ve released 3D Vignettes and Shadowbox Vignettes.

What’s more, you can use your own supplies to fill them up as well.  The bonus is that each of these layers also works for your other types of cards you make.  A budget crafter from day one, Becca keeps the “mix and match” sensibility alive in Holiday Vignettes so that you get a lot of bang for your buck.  What does that mean?

1.  These vignettes are interchangeable with your other vignettes.

2.  Holiday Designs can be used for non-holiday designs after the season.

3.  You can use these elements to make flat, stand-alone cards too.

About 3D Holiday Vignettes

Layered Die sets were introduced with 3D Vignettes and people quickly realized you could use individual elements in flat cards or you could use them layered together in a diorama.  Shadowbox Vignettes continued the tradition and as you might guess, these new layering sets can be used in both Shadowbox Vignettes and 3D Vignettes.

3D Holiday features three new facades (each including a sentiment) using the same shapes that came in the original 3D Vignettes – Round (snow globe), Arch, and Cabinet.

In addition, there is a new layering set for each – a round set, an arch set and a set to fit the new cabinet.  Join us as we give you a full-on look at all of the new sets.

My Projects For Today:

First up is:

Shapeabilities Grand Snow Globe Etched Dies 3D Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken SKU: S6-158

Here is what the plate actually looks like.

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I really loved how easy this die was to create with to make a stunning 3D Christmas display. It can by customized in so many ways and would work equally well with every design style from vintage and shabby chic to classic and traditional.  The finished project is just the right size to add to a holiday display or tuck into a decorated tree as a lovely handmade ornament. I was even able to add a layer of patterned acrylic for even more festive fun detail.

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Availability:

These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

Prizes:

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members and each Guest Designers post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection from Becca’s Die of the Month offerings.

There are four dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our eight blogs on the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes post between August 12 and August 18, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on August 19th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice Becca’s Die of the Month.  These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.

There will be a total of four dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.    The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.  (Please note:  Please be patient, your dies will come, we promise!)

We are tickled to have two guest designers joining us for the hop!  Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       –  judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Karan     – karangerber.blogspot.com
Visit Ginny     – pollyspaper.wordpress.com

Visit Becca    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing 3D Holiday Vignettes Blog Hop.   Leave a comment to let us know your favorite is it the new dies or the glimmer?  There is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.

 

Hello Friend Greeting Card

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Hello there friends and crafty peeps! Ginny here to share a summer inspired greeting card.

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I’m not sure why but blue check and yellow is very summery to me.

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Speaking of checks….this checkerboard ribbon is a double dose of checks!

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The tag in the center is the perfect sentiment for this card. That little bird on wood grain is a great combination.

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Lots of pretty flowers here to fill in this corner,

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A pair of charms and a vintage button are the perfect finishing touches for this card.

~Polly’s Paper Studio~ Hello Friend Greeting Card

~Authentique Paper~Scholastic Collection

~Really Reasonable Ribbon~Checkerboard Satin DaffodilIvory Burlap String

Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G