Monday, April 13, 2020

Introducing Dimensional Doilies Blog Hop/ Amazing Paper Grace

 

Things are not always what they appear!  When you look at this die set, you may be hard-pressed to see what it becomes but that's why we're here - bring on the inspiration!  We're so tickled to be introducing a new and unique take on doilies.  Please welcome the Dimensional Doilies Collection.  Hop through with all of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team to get a small taste of inspiration as well as see how each has used these new motifs!

Inspiration for Dimensional Doilies
Some of the first dies ever to hit the market were doilies.  They gave you a symmetrical base to put your card elements on and they simply frame a creation and draw your eye inward.  By now you probably have many flavors of doilies in your stash.  These doilies are different. 

With one pass of the die, three identical motifs are created.  These motifs have perforations and slits on each edge.  When the perforations are folded and the slits are intersected, it creates a round doily of 6 to nine pieces that has a secondary filigree layer.  The texture, dimension and pure femininity they add to a card front is gorgeous.


My Project For Today - - - Using doilies to create flowers!
I'm tickled to introduce the S4-1060 Heart Melange Doily die-set that I have used to create a large dimensional flower as a topper and around the body of this wedding pillow-box!! There are lots of great Pillow-Box Tutorials on YouTube! Here's a quick one.
 
S4-1060 Heart Melange Doily
NEXT, I made a card using the doily with thin pattern paper for a dainty floral background. I die-cut Heart Melange several times and layered the hearts around the Filigree Drop In Circlet Doily.  These papers are very thin as it is actually wrapping paper so the ends flare up in lovely shapes  for flowers.  I've also used the same paper for the background and alternated with navy blue cardstock layers. The center is cut from metallic silver cardstock using the Candlewick Circles Etched Dies, and layered for added dimension.  I used the  Die D-Lites Petite Double Bow die cut pieces as a panel holding the metal "Congratulations" word. The bow is held together by a matching blue pearl and metal brad. I've anchored the sentiment panel on opposite side with cuts from the same bow, all cut from silver metallic cardstock.

Other APG cutting dies used:
Filigree Drop In Circlet Doily Etched Dies from Dimensional Doilies by Becca Feeken 
Die D-Lites Petite Double Bow with Dimensional Circles Etched Dies from Dimensional Doilies by Becca Feeken
Nestabilities Candlewick Circles Etched Dies
 Nestabilities Candlewick Circles Etched Dies Candlewick Classics Collection by Becca Feeken 
Availability:
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–HERE

Prizes:
Be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Member's 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 Dimensional Doilies post between April 13 and March 17, 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 April 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 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 - in view of our world events - we are behind on recent prize winnings but bear with us and we will get caught up.

Creative Team:Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
(You are here) - Visit America – cardsbyamerica.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog


Thanks so much for stopping by as we introduce Dimensional Doilies.  Which one is your favorite?  We would love to hear from you, so please let us know in the comments.  In the meantime, the entire team hopes we find you well.  Please stay strong, stay safe and stay busy during the pandemic.  Let us know what you are doing to stay engaged.

I'd like to also enter these projects into the following FUN Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Create Your Own Embellishment/Flower
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional Wedding
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes w/ Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything but a Card
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes /or Easter
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Have a wonderful day! :)
America

25 comments:

  1. WOW...you made a flower from those doilies. And, you showcased the collection; more than I expected. Great job. Stunning creations!

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  2. Creative use of these dies. Love the flower. Timeless Grace is my favorite. I have been busy gardening and crafting.

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  3. How versatile are these dies. A gorgeous flower x

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  4. Both designs are gorgeous but the pillow–box is just spectacular.

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  5. Wow would never have thought of making a flower out of this wonderful die. amazing. just love the whole pillow. then you made the blue congratulations, it is also exceptional.

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  6. I am blown away by the absolutely beautiful flower! The heart shape is my favorite of the collection!
    Sandra Smith

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  7. So pretty. I love the tone on tone white. What a creative idea. Each die is so special! So inspiring.

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  8. Very creative uses of the dies, you must have spent a long time making the flowers.

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  9. Gorgeous creations! Love the way you made the flower and lacy-looking wrap for the pillow box with the doily dies!

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  10. My jaw dropped for both of your projects! How creative to use these for a flower and I LOVE anything blue and white! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. Oh my, all so gorgeous, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends xxxx

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  12. Oh my, what a splendid, elegant, classy and simply stunning pillow box. And, your flowers is stunning! The recipient will be in for a very special treat, America! Love it! xx

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  13. Simply stunning! Those dies are amazing!

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  14. What an awesome idea to use the heart for a flower... everything you did is just gorgeous!

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  15. You showcased this die in the most unexpected manner. Gorgeous!!!

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  16. Absolutely love this and the heart for a flower, wow, you are very artistic.

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  17. What is there to say about your flowers, OMG they are just fantastic. Every time I turn around Becca is coming out with something I can't pass up. Your design is impeccable America.

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  18. Hats off..you creativity is truly remarkable..the flower and the pillow case proves it..the dies are exceptional..

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  19. OMG that flower is to die for! How clever you are to use that die so creatively. I also love that bow on your fab circle card.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    CRAFT DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

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  20. Beautiful projects America, they are so pretty.
    Thank you for popping over and visiting my blog.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  21. Beautiful composition! Flower is amasing!
    Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria (DT)

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  22. Gorgeous creations! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Maritza DT

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  23. Wow, that is an unique card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

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