Saturday, February 22, 2020

Birthday Wishes


I have a funky but fun Birthday Wishes Card to share today! 
I've created this with lots of bling, a hot-foiled Spellbinders sentiment and the New APG - Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignette Mini Album Cutting Dies Collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.

I multi-layered the flowers and shaped and crumbled. The background texture was created with APG's Universal Accordion Fold Spine Die. This shows it has many more uses and that's so exciting!

 Shapeabilities Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken

CARD RECIPE
Stamps: Hot Foil Plate Stamp by Spellbinders
Paper: Black & Black CS,  a huge roll of fab ultra-thin Patterned Paper that cuts beautifully and shapes super easily (found this baby at a local goodwill - yay!)
Paper Size: 5x7
Accessories: New APG - Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignette Mini Album Cutting Dies Collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders, Bling from Dollar Tree (from the floral section).
Techniques: Layering, Hot-Foiling 
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I'd like to also enter this B-Day card into the following Fun challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Make It Girly
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Black and Bling
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Use Die Cuts / Punches
Crafty Friends Challenge - Gemstones / Pearls
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Your Favourite Colour
Daisy Chain Challenges - For the Girls
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times Sentiment/quote as the focus
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Opt Show  White Space
Southern Girls - Anything Goes 
SheepSki Designs Challenges - Hearts and / or Flowers
Through the Purple Haze -Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
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I hope to have inspired you. What do you think?  I love hearing from you!
Thanks for looking & Happy Creating!
America

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Baby Girl Mini Album

Hello Friends. Welcome back. Today I'm sharing a pretty little mini-album with Pockets on every page to fill with adorable photos and special notes to gift someone with a precious baby girl.


The front shows a sweet baby themed charm bracelet from (Jolee's Boutique).  I've topped this album with a vellum flower Ive created with Becca's new Sweet Cottage Flowers die set. The petals were cut in strips and bent over a stylus for shaping.  It is held together in center with a pearl brad. I used the large adorned Woven Trellis Side Pocket as the focal piece as it is so pretty die-cut in pink.

 
Photo collage of all pages in this mini-album.

  
 This album easily opens to reveal the decorated spine, and side-views.

The main die used throughout all the pages is the large adorned Woven Trellis Side Pocket, which is the perfect size and fit for holding all your cherished photos and special notes.

This just shows the matching note cards that are in each of the large pockets. I added a corner pearl to each to make easier to spot and pull out of each pocket. 

Accordion look at the page Woven Trellis Side Pockets.

Another side-view that shows the top decorated edges cut from the Woven Trellis Corners and Border die-set. These borders were twice layered then adhered together and placed (sandwiched), in-between the square vellum cuts, also cut from the same Candlewick Squares Etched Dies. These velum sandwiches are also in-between each of the square pages. This gave the pages a softer look while hiding the adhered portions of the top edges and making the album sturdier. A win-win. :) yay!

 The back panel is also adorned with the smaller adorned pocket die-cuts from the Woven Trellis Corners and Border Etched Dies die set.
Pearls were added throughout as a finishing touch.

Amazing Paper Grace Spellbinders Products used;
Shapeabilities Woven Trellis Side Pocket Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken



 Shapeabilities Universal Accordion Fold Spine Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken
 Shapeabilities Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken
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I'd like to also enter this Album into the following fun challenges:
All Fun - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Dies and/or Punches
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Use Die Cuts / Punches
Crafty Friends Challenge - Gemstones / Pearls
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Pink or Red
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Mini Album Makers Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes
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I hope to have inspired your creativity. What do you think? Will you give these awesome dies and mini-albums a try? Let me know! :)   Thanks for looking and happy creating!
America

Monday, February 17, 2020

A Love Card


Hello Crafters! I have  a super easy card to share that is made with just one die from the Amazing Paper Grace, 3D Vignette Mini-Album Collectioon by Becca Feeken.

Here's the Card Recipe
Stamps: None
Paper: Heavy weight Metallic Silver, White CS
Ink: None
Accessories:  APG 3D Vignette Mini-Album Cutting Dies  Woven Trellis Corners and Border Etched Die set,
Wooden "Love" word, (Colored with silver glitter marker to match metallic paper), Satin Cream Ribbon, Pearl Brad and mini adhesive pearls.
Techniques: Layering, in-laid cuts
 

 Simply multi-cut the same die and adhere cuts twice for depth- then layer it as shown. The bottom layer was cut into the white background panel to show-off the metallic paper for added interest.  The colors here would make for an elegant Wedding or Anniversary card.

Possibilities with this die set are endless!   What do you think? 

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Are you a Becca Feeken and APG FAN??   If so, check out her new upcoming products on Hochanda;  The creative team will be showing samples and inspiration for Flourishing Fretwork soon. In the interim please have a look at HOCHANDA today and tomorrow to see what their designers made.
2/16 6pm and 9/pm (UK time)
2/17 9am, 1pm and 5pm (UK Time)

You can also watch these shows online with Hochanda's rewind option if you miss these live.

Becca talks a little bit about her inspiration for this collection on her blog post here: www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following fun challenges: 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Banners, Bows
All Fun - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Dies and/or Punches 
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
 Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Use Die Cuts / Punches
Crafty Friends Challenge - Gemstones / Pearls
Crafty Cardmakers - Love is All You Need
Creatalicious - Anything Goes, Opt Embossing
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes  
Dare 2B Artzy - Love is in the Air
  Double Trouble -  It's A Tall Order / Tall and Skinny Card
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Lasting Memories Layouts - New Technique, Tool or Product
Moving Along with the Times - Sentiment/Quote as the main focus
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Tales From The Craft Room - Love is in the Air
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I so enjoy hearing from you!
America

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Congratulations, Amazing Paper Grace Cutting Dies


Hello and welcome back. 
Today I'm sharing a Congratulations themed shaped card created with some unusual papers (see description), and lovely versatile Amazing Paper Grace, 3D Vignette Mini Album Cutting Dies by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.
 
Here's the Card Recipe 
Stamps: None
Paper: Wallpaper, Heavy Gold Wrapping Paper, Manila File Folders (for heavy weight & color)
Ink: None
Accessories: APG 3D Vignette Cutting Dies, Pearl Brad, Gold adhesive gems, Gold Foil
Techniques: Layering, Paper Piecing

After cutting the shaped base, I added layers in reds, gold and cream. I also die-cut extras for the paper piecing of colored pieces back into the die-cut heart open areas. This helps to show-off the hearts better with added depth.  Then I die-cut the sweet cottage flower and added a pearl brad to center and adhered to corner of shaped panel.  The Congratulations is gold foiled.   This was all so easy and quick. You can make these elegant shaped cards too with these dies that do most of the work for you.  The gold sentiment is a foiled rub-on. For finishing touches I chose some gold adhesive gems and a pearl brad to hold the flower together,

Products Used:
 
 
That's it!  Super easy heh?  
 It's so much fun to create with these fabulously versatile mini-album dies. 
Hope you will give them a try!
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I'd like to also enter the following Fab Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Love / Valentine's Day
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Use Red
Crafty Cardmakers Love is all you need
Crafty Creations  - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Heart
Creative Moments - Challenge Anything Goes
Double D Challenges -Hearts/Mood Board
Dream Valley Challenges - Love
Everybody-Art-Challenge- Color of Love
Get Creative Challenges - Use Hearts
Make My Monday - I heart you
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Share The Love
The Paper Funday  - Anything Goes/Opt Valentines
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America

Thursday, February 06, 2020

I carry your Heart with me...


Hello and welcome back crafty friends! I'm sharing another mini-album that I've created with the new APG 3D Vignette mini-album dies by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  Oo my!  These incredible cutting dies make for some very lovely mini-albums that are really fun and easy to create. You will be surprised as to how easily these come together.  You can start as basic and simple as you'd like to very complex with mutl-layers, extra pages and embellishments galore.  Totally your choice. :)

For my golden mini-album, I've added extra layers to the cuts for added depth.  Ive used white cardstock for sturdiness, vellum to soften the look and quality heavy gold wrapping paper. That was key to have on each page throughout the design for an elegant golden look.  Notice how I've included several decorative pockets and extra hidden mini pages within the album? These are for adding extra olittle photos, memories and special notes. Thinking this would make for a perfect little wedding keepsake gift, or a nice Valentine's Day gift, or a lovely little Anniversary gift, don't you think


The first two pages include a pocket on one side and a gate-fold photo insert on other.


This next section can hold a photo on one side and a pocket with a pullout note tab on other.


The next set of pages offers another pocket side. This  has heart layered die-cuts as a backing to the pocket on one side, and a photo insert panel on other.


The next page has a pocket on the panel to slide a photo into and an actual opening photo panel on opposite side. 


the last of the pages could hold hidden notes in a pocket on one side and a photo on the other.


Here is the finished back of the mini-album


Accordion view of all pages.


The spine with the album opened.



The spine with the album closed.  For a finishing touch, I've added adhesive pearls throughout.
That's it!  Album is ready to go. Just add photos, memories and notes to complete! :)

Amazing Paper Grace Cutting Dies used;
 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken
 3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken

 Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken
3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken
3D Vignette Mini Album Collection by Becca Feeken
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I'd also like to enter this project into the following super-fun challenges;
 Arty Divas - Anything Goes
 Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Must include a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness Challenges - Anything Goes/opt Hearts
 C.R.A.F.T. - Love/Valentines
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Hearts, Love, Valentine's
DL. Art - Valentine's
Double "D" Challenges - Hearts
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Color of Love
Funky Junky Boutique -Shabby Chic/Vintage/Love is All Around
Make My Monday - I Heart You
Mod Squad - Heart as Focus of Project
Moving along with the Times - No Image, Sentiment main focus
Path of Positivity - Any positive/inspirational project or idea
Paper Minutes - Valentine's Day
Shopping Our Stash - My Heart is on fire
The Card Concept - Photo Inspiration/Valentin
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Newly acquired stash (My APG dies are all new)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Share The Love
TIME OUT Challenges - Affectionate
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I hope to have inspired your creativity and hope you'll give these dies a try! Stay tuned for lots more ideas coming from APG's fabulous Creative Team! :)

Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you!
America