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!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Give Thanks Card

Happy Labor Day! I hope you have enjoyed your holiday weekend for those in the States or Canada. Since it's officially September, I made a Fall card for you today.
I found this fall themed paper in my stash. It is a cream colored paper with pale leaves and has a contrasting orange dotted print paper in the same collection. I used Graceful Eyelets Borders dies by Amazing Paper Grace to cut two borders into the second paper layer to create a see through effect with the first layer. I also used the edge insert that comes in the die set to cut an actual border strip that goes along the center of the card. I did use the same border die in the center of it, but the linen ribbon ended up covering most of it.  Speaking of the ribbon, I stamped "Thankful" on it with orange ink repeatedly and tied it around the middle of the card. I then stamped "Give Thanks" onto a a tag I cut using the Francesca Labels dies, punched a small hole in it and hung it from the bow using some jute twine My finishing touches are some fabric leaves, a small linen flower and wood dots.

Thank you for visiting today, hope you have a lovely week!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Love You Card-A Nod To Fall

Happy Monday everyone! I hope this post finds you well and happy. Today I'm sharing a card that is perfect for late Summer and early Fall.
I used the Graceful Frame Maker die to cut a frame from borders cut with the Graceful Damask Border dies. I cut the card base slightly smaller than the frame so it seems like a shaped card but isn't. I used the frame maker to make a straight outer frame for my sentiment . I think it adds a great finishing touch. Becca has an excellent video tutorial for the Graceful Frame Maker die. See it here for all of the techniques I used on this card.

Here's a closer look. I added some gold silk ribbon and a flower for my final embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today! See you soon!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Walk With The Dreamers Card

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Tomorrow is the eclipse, are you ready? I'm in a part of the country that is having 93% percent totality. I plan on staying inside as all of the places that had those special sunglasses are completely sold out! Oh well, I'll follow along with our local television station's coverage.
Today I have a card for you using a slightly older die set from Amazing Paper Grace.

This card uses the Classic Elegance Label set. It's meant to be used for making party or wedding invitations, but I've made an everyday card. The label measures a large 5x7 inches, so it makes a great card base by itself. I chose two coordinating patterned papers, the large print for the background and the smaller print for the foreground piece. The focal point is from the Beautiful Dreamer Die And Stamp Set. This is my favorite quote from the set. Other embellishments include pink silk ribbon that I wrapped around the smaller rectangular piece, flowers, and a beaded stem from my stash.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you enjoyed your visit! Have a great week and see you again soon!
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