Saturday, October 14, 2017

Introducing the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection Blog Hop

Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called Chantilly Paper Lace - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection -------> HERE.

Have you ever rummaged around in your grandmothers attic, through memories of the past to find sweet letters and cards romantically tucked away for safe keeping while preserving sweet acquaintances and conversations of the past?  Letters adorned with the finest decorations, now tattered and ripened with age, impress what an honor it was to receive these treasures.  Becca reached into the past to restore some of these treasures, preserving the fine detail, the elegance and the pure femininity into modern day romantic die cuts that are at home on any card.  The collection is reminiscent of petticoats, fine lace and adornments and are designed so that each die works with the other.  In fact, the card front dies are designed so that they can be used alone or two can be layered over each other.  Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.

We are listing all of the creative team so that you don't miss a beat but don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog and hint-hint you'll want to make sure you leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog too.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

First up is  S5-327 Annabelle's Trosseau

Annabelle's Trousseau is a beautiful rectangle die with inner pieces as well as a  matching corner piece. It fits perfectly on a 5x7 card with room for a base layer. Of course it could also be used as a card by itself, just joining two die cuts together for the front and back. I made my signature style shabby chic card, it just fits so easily being based on antique laces. There is a slot on the frame on each side to wrap ribbon around the front as I did here. I cut out one of the inner frames in white, it reminds me of lattice. I also cut four corner pieces and added them on top of the frame corners for a two toned look. Here is a peek at the dies:
 The second die set I'm introducing today is S4-820 Vintage Pierced Banners 

 Now, I love a good banner and these are awesome! They are great for adding a sentiment  and this particular set of banners has the tails as a separate piece, so you can bump up the middle with foam tape and leave the tails flat for a cool effect. You could also just use the middle piece and not the tails. I like flexibility in products so you can be as creative as you'd like. This banner sets includes an oval, rectangle and curved banner shape.
Here is a bonus card I made pairing the banners with the Hemstitch Rectangles from the Venise Lace Collection, one my favorite sets of rectangles ever!

I think they pair nicely, no? There is also an oval version of these dies being released as part of the Chantilly Lace Collection.

Availability:
These dies have just arrived and are indeed available on the Spellbinders Website -------> HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the recent Venise Lace Collection.

Prizes:
There are five dies that are being given away and each winner that left their comment on Saturday gets an early bird bonus. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace post between October 14 and October 17, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on October 18th.  (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 from the Venise Lace Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click the links to get to more sweet samples:
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangle
Visit Teresa   -  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label
Visit Kristi      - kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Becca     - amazingpapergrace.com/blog
 Visit Becca     - spellbindersblog.com for your first Chantilly Lace Project including step by step photo instruction.

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Chantilly Paper Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies would is closest to your heart?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Treat Boxes

Happy Monday once again! I hope you had a nice weekend. If you were in the path of Nate, I hope you are well and dry. Since October is upon us I thought, for my weekly post, I'd do a Halloween project for you using dies by Becca Feeken for Amazing Paper Grace.

I used the Mini Card Booklet/ Gift Box dies to create a pair of spooky Halloween treat boxes.These were so easy to make. You cut two of each die, do a little gluing and folding, and you are left with a nice size box for treats, favors, and other small objects.


I also used the Gossamer Knot Ensemble dies to make layers for the tops of the boxes. Each box was then wrapped with black velvet ribbon. I made a folded paper rosette for the tops, glued it to the ribbon, and added a Spooky cameo to the center of the rosettes. All you need to do is slip the ribbon off the box to open it.


I decorated the front of each box with glittered bat stickers for extra interest.You could go really crazy adding embellishments to these if you want to. I chose to keep it simple this time! I hope you like my project today. Thanks for stopping by and see you again really soon!



Monday, October 2, 2017

A Sewing Themed Thank You Card

Happy Monday my sweet readers! I hope your weekend went well and now it's time to dive into another week. I'm starting my week by sharing a sweet sewing themed thank you card.

I started with some of my beloved Thrift Shop papers from October Afternoon. They have since been shuttered and I miss that company so much! They had the best sweet nostalgic products. I'm down to my last bit of this collection :(    My favorite print in the bunch is the blue doily paper that is my base patterned paper layer.  I chose one of the corners from Graceful Corners Two from Amazing Paper Grace to make corner pieces. I chose not to use either of the two inserts so my corner pieces would keep the quaint simplicity I was going after. The clothing pattern piece was cut using Francesca Labels dies as well as the "thanks" sentiment. Of course a sewing themed card cannot be created without some actual sewing, so I chose red thread and stitched around the perimeter. Some red seam binding and a blue button made two lovely finishing touches. This card reminds me of my grandmother who was a master seamstress and sewed many clothes for me growing up. She was a very special lady who I miss very much!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Oh Baby!

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was great! I'm still waiting on Autumn temperatures here in Georgia, hopefully they will be with us soon! I took a break from fall card making to make a cute baby card for you using dies from Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.

In the last few weeks, I've been showing you ways to use the border dies in Becca's collection. She has a wide array of them and some can be used not only as borders. My example today shows how one of the dies from Graceful Eyelets can be used to make a die cut panel. To me, eyelet is synonymous with baby projects. I took a blue card stock panel and began die cutting the panel over and over until it was full. I took the small looped border die from Graceful Brackets Border Dies and cut one edge of the panel for a finished look. I then layered this panel over a piece of patterned paper and adhered it to  white card. I then embellished it with white silk ribbon, die cuts, and small flowers.

I think it turned out really cute! Perfect for a little boy! I hope you like my project, I enjoyed making it and figuring out neat ways to use dies in different ways Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Fall And Sending Hugs- Using Amazing Paper Grace Border Dies

Happy Sunday! We survived Hurricane Irma virtually unscathed here in my Georgia town. Her path took her straight over us, but she had weakened considerably by the time she reached us. We endured a brief power outage and some trees were uprooted, but our property was not damaged thank goodness!

I have two cards to share with you this week, as I wasn't able to post anything last week. First up, a cute Happy Fall card.

I really like making fall cards as I am a big fan of the season. Love the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, football, and the colors! This sweet fall card was made using Graceful Brackets Border Dies. This time I cut two borders from burlap to add texture. I used the paper backed burlap from Die Cuts With A View and sent it through my machine twice and used a shim for extra pressure. These were layered on top of a card covered with a sweet patterned paper from Prima's Amber Moon collection.
Some rust silk ribbon , gold leaf stickers and a cute sentiment panel were all that was needed to complete this cutie. Here's a different angle:

For my next card, I was trying to think of a way to use a border die in an unusual way. I remembered in my online travels through the current card making trends how popular cover plate or panel dies are right now. So using the Graceful Sweet Words dies, I created a panel out of one of them.

 I cut a panel equal to the size of the card front and just ran it through my die cutter until it was completely die cut all over. I attempted to vary the die's placement  to make the line of text not match too closely. You could also line them up the same if you wish. The edges of the panel are not finished so you will need a frame for it. I cut a panel from pink card stock using Hemstitch Rectangles. I then trimmed the die cut word panel down to fit just inside the inner frame and adhered it together. I then adhered both piece to the card front. I stamped the sentiment onto a the smallest Francesca Labels and adhered it to the front using foam tape. A white seam binding bow and clear heart embellishment were added as finishing touches.
That's all for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!
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