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!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop



We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  Becca issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.
 Before I go into the details of my project, I want to let you know that there is a link list further down the page to the rest of the Amazing Paper Grace designers so you see their out of the box projects as well. There are also instructions for you to enter into a giveaway for some free dies!

My project for you today is this little shabby chic cottage box using several Amazing Paper Grace dies. This little cottage is available at most big box craft stores, such as Michael's and Hobby Lobby. It is a paper mache' box and comes unfinished as a kraft brown color. The roof lifts off so it can be used as a gift box or for keepsakes. The first thing I did was paint the entire box inside and out with a linen colored paint .I did this so it the seams would not be as noticeable. After the paint was dry, I chose some patterned papers and covered the body of the house using Mod Podge. You could also use any paper adhesive you like including your ATG tape or other double sided tape.

The front of the roof was a bit trickier, I actually used the box as a template to cut out the triangular pieces and glued them on. Don't worry if they are not perfect, you can cover them with pearls or bling later on.
The back of the roof is "shingled" with paper I cut using the Graceful Scallops Border Dies . I cut them to size, and began adding them starting at the bottom and moving upwards.
The front was the most fun to decorate! I used the large lace pieces from Isadora Trinkets to be the "gingerbread" in the eaves. I used a shortened Filigree Bookmark as a door of sorts, I just cut the length to fit.
After I added some pom pom fringe to the side eaves, I wrapped the entire cottage with strips cut with the arched die from Graceful Sweet Words Border Dies. I also used the same strips along the bottom on three sides: there is a platform of sorts to this box and I wanted to cover it completely.
I made lots of Cinch And Go Flowers using only the smallest four sizes of dies and began adding them around the cottage. I had them crawl up the right side and onto the roof as if there is a huge trellis and the roses grew up there. I used hot glue for these to insure a strong and durable hold.
Lastly, all I did was add a few resin pieces to add a shabby chic touch. I added pearl strips along any edges that I did not like for a more finished look.

I also made a simple card to go with this cottage in case I use it as a gift box.
I aimed for a little simplicity here. This is a very easy card using Hemstitch Rectangles, Francesca Labels, Cinch And Go Flowers, and a sentiment from Beautiful Dreamer Stamp And Die set.
 
How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, Three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com <---- are="" br="" here="" you="">
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.



Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

For A Sweet Friend Card

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this post is finding you well on this lovely August day. I have a very summery card for you today.

I made this card with the remnants of my stash of Botanical Tea by Graphic 45. One of my favorite paper collections ever.  Of course the star of this card is none other than the beautiful Marcheline Plume die, a part of the Venise Lace Collection by Amazing Paper Grace's Becca Feeken. I adore the graceful curves of this die. It has become one my personal favorites from this collection.

I think you can see it better at this angle. I used Glossy Accents on the hummingbirds to bring them out a bit since they are the focal point of the card. The sentiment and tag are from the Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamp Set. I added some pretty pink silk ribbon and a rhinestone accent as well, because why not? :) Every card needs a bit of sparkle!

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you like my card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I'll see you soon!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Floral Happy Birthday Card

Happy Sunday to you! I'm back today to share with you a summery floral birthday card.

I'm sure by now if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the roses are in full bloom! They are one of my favorite flowers and we have red rose bushes scattered around our property. I can't cut them and bring them indoors very often, as we have a kitty who thinks they are her treats. I have to put them on a very high place to keep them away from her! I can however, use them as card inspiration! I found some darling rose paper in my stash and used the Bella Clair Border die from the new Venise Lace Collection from Amazing Paper Grace. I've used two here as my main background accent pieces. The sentiment and focal die cuts were made using the Giving Occasions Stamp And Die Set that is part of the Vintage Elegance Collection.

I accented the sentiment  piece with some dark pink pearls and of course a card cannot be complete without lots of flower embellishments and ribbon!

 I hope you've enjoyed your visit today! I appreciate you stopping by, have a fabulous week!


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Welcome Baby Card Featuring The Emmeline Treillage Die

Happy Saturday! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day! Today I'm sharing a card with you made with the very popular Emmeline Treillage die by Amazing Paper Grace. It's part of the new Venise Lace Collection. This is an awesome die and can be used for so many styles.


I made a sweet new baby card for this week. I used some busy patterned paper as my background but used vellum behind the die cut to tone it down a little. You can still see the paper, but it doesn't compete with the stunning die cut. I thought of adding pearls to the flower centers, but decided to leave it as is for a slightly cleaner look.
Here is closer view. Emmeline can be dressed up or down. I'm thinking of playing around with adding it in front of a water colored panel or maybe an ombre inked panel. What do you think?

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!💓

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Rustic Bird Card Using Hemstitch Rectangles And Cinch And Go Flowers 2

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your weekend. I'm back today to share a card I made with some of the latest dies from Amazing Paper Grace's Venise Lace Collection.
I've had this old 7Gypsie's paper pad sitting around for ages. It has some really beautiful rustic papers with a botanical theme. I thought they might look nice cut with the Hemstitch Rectangles dies. I love this set of rectangles, they are meant to resemble the edges of vintage linens and are so different than the pierced or stitched rectangles that are on the market. They can also be used without the hemstitch insert and cut a regular rectangle. I've done this on the bird printed layer. The flower is made with Cinch and go Flowers 2, which makes a pretty flower really fast, just pinch on the fold lines and done! I used burlap for my leaves for a rustic touch.
Yes, my flower center is a rusty jingle bell! 🙀lol I thought it looked cute even though it's out of season. I really like how this card turned out, it's one of the rare projects where it came out the same as I imagined!
 Thanks for stopping over today, see you again soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Monthly Blog Hop Featuring the Graceful Frame Maker Die

Good morning and thanks for joining us!  We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Frame Maker.  We each picked a border from the Graceful Borders collection to work with and spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame background for use on a card.


   The Graceful Frame Maker is a die that will cut four miters to create a framed card  from borders, punched strips or tall dies - you can see a step by step tutorial -----> HERE and a video ----> HERE.
I will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.

 Both of my cards today are made using the Graceful Fans Border dies. The first one shown above is a birthday card that reminds me of early fall. It's so hot in Georgia right now, I'm longing for Autumn already! I used the frame maker to cut some card stock, then embossed it for an interesting look. All of the techniques I used are included in Becca's tutorial linked above. My next card is a shaker card.
Sorry for the glare, I used gold metallic card stock for the outer frame and it is so difficult to photograph! I used the same Graceful Fans border die for this card as well. I wanted to show you how you can get very different looks with basically the same card layout just by switching up the colors.I really like how the Graceful Frame Maker die works with your existing border dies and punches. It's a great way to get more use from your stash and there is no measuring or complicated cutting involved.
How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15.  The winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  In fact, she's currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

Off We Go!
Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com

Hey there, do you have creations you’d like to share with us?  Tag your Instagram cards made with Amazing Paper Grace Dies with #amazingpapergrace and your creation may be featured during our next creative team round up.  If you’re a die collector, be sure to help a fellow collector and review your dies, how they cut and what you use them for on Amazon.com or Scrapbook.com – you can upload your creations right there as well.

I hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win some lovely dies! Thank for visiting and have a great day!💗

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eiffel Tower Merci Card

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is going great so far. Here in the United States we are celebrating our Independence Day on Tuesday so a lot of folks are enjoying a long weekend.

Today I'm sharing a card made with Victoriana Crest and Cinch And Go Flowers 2, part of the new Venise Lace Collection by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace.

I love Paris and hopefully will be able to go back to this wonderful city someday. I am fascinated with the Eiffel Tower and make lots of cards from the ever growing collection of Eiffel Tower stamps I collect. I cut the Victoriana Crest frame out of pearlized gold card stock so it has a vintage look that I love. I heat embossed the stamp in black on the oval that is included in the  set. The sentiment is stamped onto a die cut that is included in the set as well. The flowers are made from the new Cinch And Go Flowers 2. They are so easy to cut and  put together!

 I found these lovely jewels for the center in my stash as well as the metal crown adorning the top of the frame.

I hope you liked my card today and have given you some ideas for your own cards and projects using these wonderful dies. Thank for stopping by and have a wonderful day!




Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aunt Carrie- A Heritage Card Featuring Isabella Frame And Isadora Trinkets Dies From Amazing Paper Grace

Happy Sunday my lovely friends! I'm here today to share a new card made with the lovely Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets dies that are a part of the new Venise Lace Collection by Becca Feeken.

 I wanted to make a vintage collage type card and since the Venise Lace collection is all about lace, I decided to cut my dies from cotton muslin. First, I ran my muslin square through my Xyron to make the entire back sticky so I wouldn't have to use a liquid glue on fabric. I realized that was a mistake as soon as I peeled the backing off: the entire piece wanted to stick to itself! Ugh! I ended up applying the muslin to card stock and then die cutting it. Perfect! It was stiff enough to handle. I gave the pieces an aged look by applying tea stain Distress Ink using a sponge dauber. As I was swirling the ink, the muslin began to fray a bit, lending an even more antique look.

I started collecting antique photographs a few years ago. They are so fascinating! I wonder about the people in these photos, who they were, where they lived and who they loved. This particular photo has  'Aunt Carrie' written on the back, so at least we know her name! I embellished the large lace piece made from Isadora Trinkets with a vintage rhinestone earring from my vintage jewelry collection. I pick up lots of old jewelry in online auctions and vintage shops in my local area.They make great embellishments for vintage style projects. The "cherish" sticker is from Tim Holtz's Chit Chat stickers.

I hope I've done well by Aunt Carrie by making her into a piece of art for someone to enjoy! I hope you've enjoyed your visit as well! Have a lovely week and see you again soon!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Isabella Frame Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday, everyone! I know Mondays usually stink but what's better on a Monday than getting some awesome card inspiration? LOL Coffee helps too!  The card I'm sharing today is made with the new Isabella Frame Dies from the Venise Lace Collection by Becca Feeken's Amazing Paper Grace line.


Yes, I managed to make a card without pink! I chose the lovely blue, green and cream paisley paper as my color inspiration. I love how this die looks cut from cream card stock. These dies are so pretty and delicate, I love the lace look they have. This card was very simple to make, just a square card with a patterned paper layer, Isabella Frame layer, middle sentiment layer, ribbon and some lovely flowers. These dies really do the work for you.They make such a statement that all you really have to do is enhance them a little bit.


Here is a closeup so you can see all the little details. There is a supply list below in case you want to know. Thank you visiting me today, I hope you like my project! See you again soon and have a lovely week!


Supplies not linked above-

Cream card stock- Micheal's
Blue card stock-Papertrey Ink Hawaiin Shores
Patterned paper- Hobby Lobby
Flowers-Petaloo
Stamp-Serendipity Stamps
Ribbon-May Arts
Rhinestone Embellishment- Craftmoon Supply

unlinked items are either discontinued or I was not able to find an online source




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Introducing The Venise Lace Collection Blog Hop



Hi there, welcome to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Blog Hop. Today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken called Venise Lace.  I'll list 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 left on each of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team blogs - details at the bottom of my post.   We thought it would be awesome to introduce the dies along with samples to show what you can make.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

First up is Spellbinders S5-310 Isabella Frame  by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


 I made this very fancy wedding card for you today. I used the Isabella frame and the small accent piece in each corner cut from gold card stock. I love all of the rich detail and how intricate the dies are from this collection. They really do make your paper look like real lace!

The second up is Spellbinders S4-791 Isadora Trinkets  by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.

The swag from Isadora Trinkets is the star here. I used them to frame the opening in my card. I also used the Isabella Frame to emboss the design on the front of the card. It's a technique I don't see done very much, but I love the results. It's also a good way to get more from your dies!

Availability:
These dies are in stock on the Spellbinders website and ready to make their way to you!  If you like, pop over to the Spellbinders Website and shop away!

Prizes:
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance 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 by Becca, once she has received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:
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 Teresa    - victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      - craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II
Visit Becca    -  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rustic Father's Day Deer Cards

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a lovely weekend! Father's Day is coming up next Sunday so I'm sharing a few cards with you today.


Lately, I've been seeing all of the wonderful cards people have been making with the new Distress Oxide inks from Tim Holtz. I admit I'm not a card maker that likes to get her hands very inky, but I couldn't help myself! This particular background is made with Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Cracked Pistachio. It gives the appearance of copper that has been left to form a patina. I just love it! I used plain heavyweight white card stock for my examples, but recommend either watercolor paper using the smooth side or Tim Holtz's branded mixed media panels. They do not curl as much when you are working with them and it lays flatter once the paper dries. The cards are pretty much straight forward construction using a kraft card stock base, paper backed burlap from DCWV, twine and wood embellishment dots from Micheal's. The deer stamp is so stunning and is from Deep Red Stamps. Here are two more I made using the same technique and mixing up the design and embellishments slightly.

This one is my favorite, love the metal star from Tim Holtz!


Using up some of my massive button stash on this one! I love how each inked panel is different and one of a kind. I forgot to mention also that a shimmer spray in a dark or metallic color looks awesome when sprayed on these panels. It's impossible to photograph the effect for you, but it adds a really nice touch in person.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for you today! Please come back on Wednesday for a blog hop featuring Becca Feeken's Amazing Paper Grace new die release. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Two Ways To Use Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Booklet Dies

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your weekend!

 Today I have two projects to share with you using the Filigree Booklet Dies from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken. The first one is pretty straight forward and is actually a booklet.

These are a pair of wedding vow booklets made for the bride and groom to read their vows during their wedding ceremony. I made the covers from pink card stock then used the cover die again with a filigree insert to create a die cut overlay of vellum. I ran the vellum through my Xyron first to add adhesive so I didn't have to worry about liquid glue possibly showing through the vellum. I made one set of pages from white card stock and sewed them together with waxed linen thread for durability. You could use embroidery floss or any type of thin cording in your stash, I just happened to have this on hand as I sometimes make books. A large needle is also helpful for you to sew it all together.
 The sentiment on the front is actually computer generated foiled in silver using my Minc machine and die cut using the small rectangle die from the Giving Occasions stamp and die set. I added a little white silk ribbon to the spines and added some bead caps that resemble wedding bells. All of this is of course topped off with lots of little pink flowers!


The Filigree Booklet dies come with two different filigree patterns that you can use as inserts on your books. As I was playing around with them, I noticed that they can also be used to make an endless panel. There are no edges to these pieces, so you can make larger pieces of die cut paper to form a cover for your cards. You can use your ruler or just eyeball the die close to the edge of the paper to make the frame for your panel. Here's a card I made with this technique.

 Two repeats of this pattern place side by side produces a panel that fits perfectly onto the front of an A6 card, which is 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 inches. You can experiment with them and see what other sizes you can come up with. In the middle where I've joined the two panels didn't come out exactly perfect so I added some ribbon around the middle to camouflage it a bit. This card is pretty simple in construction, I backed the filigree panel with a green polka dot paper, added foam tape to the back and layered it over a white card stock base that has a floral patterned paper on top. The flowers are made from Becca's Cinch And Go Flowers dies. The sentiment and die cut rectangle are made with the Giving Occasions stamps and die set. All other supplies will be linked at the bottom of the post.


I hope you liked my projects for you today! Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by, see you soon!

Supplies not linked above-

Wedding Vow Booklets-
 card stock- Sweet Blush by Papertrey Ink
vellum- Papertrey Ink
waxed linen thread- Micheals
small flowers- Funkie Junkie Boutique
sentiment- computer generated, Font is called Edwardian Script
white silk ribbon- May Arts (purchased here)
bead caps-my stash I believe I bought from Micheals
Minc Foiling  machine- buy it here

Floral Birthday Card
card stock- Micheals
patterned paper- Simple Stories, Vintage Bliss
ribbon- MayArts (discontinued)
pearls-Micheals

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