Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Introducing Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop

The Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team and I are so thrilled to be able to show you the new dies that are a part of the Flourished Fretwork Collection. Hop through with all of the designers to see what they have made!

Inspiration for Flourished Fretwork
Becca wanted to make the Flourished Fretwork dies to have a very wide appeal so the dies are created to do many things. The dies were designed so that they could be layered on top of or behind so many of the dies you have in your stash. They are also designed as the central point to an A7 card but are also small enough that they can make A2 cards as well.

This collection is full of rims and the ability to create shadow layers, each die gives you several options. Whether you like an intricate layer or the solid layer, the choice is yours!

For my Project Today, I'm excited to introduce the new Amazing Paper Grace
S5-414 Sentimental Finery Die Set!

And I've created this colorful card with a matching 3D gift-box set.

What I made;
This colorful card and matching box would make a great little gift-set.

How I made it;
The Box was scored and folded into its 3D shape with the same designer paper to match. For the box, I followed template outline from a valentine chocolate box that I saved and used that as a template to trace it onto the back of this fun DCWV Gold Foil printed cardstock designer paper. I then scored along the traced lines, cut-out and folded into shape.

The Card is multi-layered for extra depth. I repeated my cuts with the inner banner type die that has small flower), to create the background. So fun to layer these cuts and find new looks by snipping-off sections of the die-cuts! Give it a try and see what you can do!

The only embellishment used; adhesive flat-back gold gems (my fave)!  These were place on the mini flower centers and strategically throughout the die-cuts. The gold foiled sentiment banner was cut-out by hand from the same DCWV designer paper pad.

What I like about these new APG dies;
They scream gorgeousness! I just love looking closely at these new sets, discovering that the more I look, the more the intricate details will spark ideas for extra elements. Snipping off portions of cuts means new looks - (like the tiny flowers that were cut-out from the center die-cut, or the corners that were cut-off the frames, like repeating die-cuts for a lovely background, etc,...), making these dies SO versatile. In fact, I didn't have to use any other die-set for these 2 projects. :)

These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–>HERE
Be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous Die of the Month. There are two dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our 6 blogs on the Introducing Flourished Fretwork post between March 11 and March 14, 2020, 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 March 15th. (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 two 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 are sent out in batches and will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:Visit Joanna –
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I'd like to also enter this project into the following Fun challenges;
All Fun - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes w/Patterned Paper
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes + Opt: Sketch
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add Flowers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Pretty Pastels
Daisy Chain Challenges - Use Dies
Dare 2B Artzy Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes w/Dies
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Let's Craft And Create - Anything Goes, optional Easter
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards -Anything Goes
Pinspirational Challenge - Inspirational Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Flower Power
Use Your Stuff - Favorite Embellishment (mine is adhesive flat-back gems)

I hope to have inspired your creativity and that you'll give these fabulous new dies a try! Thank you for joining us for the Introducing Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop. Enjoy a great crafty week! Stay safe friends and keep your health in the good column!!


  1. BEAUTIFUL WORK, America! (It is hard to see your card, as only the last photo showed up. Don't know why? :( I found MANY of the ladies blogs did this today.)
    From what I CAN SEE, your cards are LOVELY!!! LOVE those INTRICATE DIES!!! ;)<3

  2. Beautiful card love the gold. This die set is lovely

  3. WOW the colour behind the gold die cut is stunning. But then I am unsure which stands out the most, gold or the colour?
    Many thanks Annamieke

  4. beautiful dies, and beautiful card and box!

  5. The Flourished Fretwork Dies are Awesome! Your cards are GORGEOUS!

  6. Beautiful layering and papers! So elegant with the gold! The dies are fabulous with such gorgeous detail!

  7. Wow!! These are just amazing in metallic gold and I love how you adding different elements in your second card.

  8. These dies, when cut in gold, have a whole new look and look so striking with the brighter colored papers. Love these!

  9. Gorgeous cards! Love these dies!

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  12. Pure elegance and grandeur, America! These dies are truly exquisite!

  13. What I really love, America, about these blog hops is all the individuality that is expressed. I'm a person who likes a lot of color and your creations really caught my eye. Thank you!

  14. Another gorgeous work of art, America!! These are quite stunning, I just love these cards!!!

  15. Quite elegant. Just beautiful. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge for March.

  16. So beautiful and elegant with the gold.

  17. So elegant and intricate. Simply stunning!

  18. Wow, those are gorgeous cards (superb dies). Love the gold & pastel rainbow combo! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  19. The dies are stunning and I admire the gold / multicolor combination! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Gorgeous card and beautiful dies.Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

  21. Such a beautiful card and I love the gorgeous dies and colour combo. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  22. Oh these are absolutely gorgeous. They are so luxurious.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  23. Wow, that looks fancy! Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  24. Gorgeous cards and love these dies. You've made some striking projects with them. Thanks for joining our challenge at Let's Craft and Create this month and good luck! Michelle DT x

  25. Absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  26. Such elegant cards America... just beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}


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