Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Amazing Paper Grace - Book Card

Hello and welcome friends and visitors.

My oh my, it's Wednesday already.....and time for my next Amazing Paper Grace creation!

There are a lot of photo's here for you today and a lengthy supply list, so, I won't waste time on idle chit chat.

The brief here was to create a book-style card using the 3D Vignette collection. 

I think mine would be considered a keepsake, rather than a card, but I love how it turned out.

The supplies used here are (All Amazing Paper Grace/Spellbinders 3D Vignette collection)
* Papers, Pearls and Ribbon from my stash.

I used the outer most die from the Grand Arch set for the whole book with the addition of a piece from the Tiered Rosettes for the front and back cover. 

I assembled in the usual way and simply taped down the little tabs and covered with paper on the spine.

Then it was simply a matter of decorating the pages. I left the opposing pages blank (but still covered with pretty papers), thinking that it would be a nice idea for the happy couple to add some wedding photo's?

I'm really pleased with the result and will definitely use this idea again for a special occasion.

So there you have my creation for today. I really hope you like it.

Be sure to check out Becca's blog HERE for some fabulous inspiration.

Thank you for your visit today, I hope to see you again soon.

Take care and enjoy the rest of week,

Jo xx

Friday, 16 February 2018

It's Your Birthday

Hello and welcome friends and visitors.

This passed week I celebrated a milestone birthday....my 50th!

I can honestly say that, mentally, I really don't feel that old (where oh where did those 50 years go?) but the body is certainly showing signs of wear and tear!!
I am fully resolved, however, to NOT grow old gracefully (despite the silver hair, although that appears to be all the rage right now).

Well, I didn't do anything special to mark the occasion, but it was a lovely day all the same.

So on to today's card.....

The supplies used here are
* Coconut White foundation card
* Make & Create design pad - Sweet Garden Roses
* Joanna Sheen Signature Dies - Isobel Lace
* Sue Wilson/Creative Expressions - Stitched Flags
* Make & Create Border Die
* Magazine freebie sentiment die and stamp set
* Pearls from my stash

I really wanted a rosette on this card and, at the time of making, I didn't have a rosette die and only one border die that would suffice. So this is the result and I don't think it's too bad really.

Once again I used the Sweet Garden Roses pad as this was also a card made for my darling Daughter's birthday just gone. I wanted both cards to have a very similar look but still to be different from one another.

I'm very pleased to say that she loved it, I hope you do too.

For those interested, I managed to gain my 1 Stone award at SW this week! I am struggling a little this week though (I'll put that down to birthday treats!). I've even been considering buying some home exercise equipment but I'm unsure what to get with my dodgy joints! I'll keep looking lol.

So my friends. That's my card for this week.

Please stop by again on Wednesday for my next Amazing Paper Grace card.

Thank you so much for your visit today. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Jo xx

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignettes - Tiara Rondelle

Welcome friends and visitors to my new, regular Amazing Paper Grace blog day. 

Yes, from now on Wednesday's will be my regular day for posting all things APG.

I've been having so much fun playing with the new 3D Vignettes! It's such a pleasure using them.

So, without delay, here is today's Amazing Paper Grace offering.

The supplies used here are

* Cream and Metallic gold matt cardstock
* Make and Create - Pretty Red Classics design pad.
* Pearls from my stash
* Amazing Paper Grace sentiment stamp

This is my take on a 'Z' fold card. I very nearly added an abundance of flowers to it, but decided it looked much better without. Plus, I wanted this one to fit in an envelope, rather than a box.

I love the Tiara Rondelle die. I can see me getting a lot of use out of this one!

Please pop across to Becca's blog HERE where you will find some truly fabulous inspiration on how to use the new collection.

I do hope you like today's card as much as I do!

Thank you for your visit today, take care and enjoy the rest of your week!

Jo xx

Friday, 9 February 2018

Amazing Paper Grace - Filigree Numbers

Welcome back friends and visitors. I have a second Amazing Paper Grace treat for you today....yes another 3D Vignette card!

I really can't stress enough how easy these 3D bases are to assemble. They look so complex when they're all finished, but, the thought that Becca has put into the design makes assembly a dream!

The supplies used here are (All dies used are Amazing Paper Grace/Spellbinders)
* Make and Create - Sweet Garden Roses Design Pad
* Sheet of acetate
* Pearls from my stash

I used my favourite paper for this card. I really love how the whole thing came together, especially as it was made for my darling Daughter's 25th birthday! (How old I feel saying that!)

Please pop across to Becca's blog  HERE, or visit the other Creative Team members blogs for much more inspiration. (You'll find links in my previous post for Melissa, Teresa, Joanna and Judy).

For those regular readers who are following my Slimming World progress, I was, annoyingly, half a pound off getting my 1 stone award this week! I shouldn't complain though, it's going in the right direction. I didn't even lick the spoon when I made my daughter's Birthday cake which, surprisingly, looked edible! I'm definitely not an accomplished baker.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing today's card.

Thank you for visiting here today and please pop back again soon my friends.

Have an awesome weekend and take care,

Jo xx

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - 3D Vignettes

Welcome friends, today we are introducing a new die collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders called 3D Vignettes.

3D Vignettes is a series of dies that can be included in a Grand Base die to create 3D upright cards that folds down flat to go into an envelope - a collapsible tunnel card!  You can see it in action in the 1.5 minute video ------> HERE.  Where these Vignettes are unique, is the ability to die cut or not die cut each and every layer for an ethereal see through dimensional creation.  The collection was designed to cut out whole or to be cut out inlaid for inclusion in a Grand Base.  The collection centers around three themes - baby, love and birthday, and today we show you traditional uses but a little dreaming, only the sky is the limit.

The dies and elements can be used as standalones or in the Grand Base there is a good degree of mix and matchability across the entire collection.  I've made three cards to show you how easy it is to isolate different sets or combine them all into one, they are:

  • The Simple Card - There are two layering dies which can be used as inserts or used on their own in regular cards.
  • The Embellished Card - There is a set of shaped dies, these add drama or can be used on their own in regular cards.
  • The Decked Out Card - There is a 3D Grand Card, standing, yet collapsible, made for use with purchased inserts or to use with dies from your own stash

 My Simple Card

                                                           My Embellished Card

                                                          My Decked Out Card

                                      Extra Embellishments I used on my cards:
 Oh my oh my. How I adore this die collection! The 3D bases are so much easier to assemble than you could imagine. The results give a truly unique looking card. All the elements can be used together or individually to create many different looks. This is my first time making 'Baby' cards and I so enjoyed doing them. I could gush endlessly about these sets!! Just hop over to the other Creative Team members blogs to be wowed by some truly wonderful creations. 

These dies are available on February 13, 2018 - get email notification the moment they are loaded by clicking on the die set and putting your email address and clicking on Notify Me -------> HERE.
In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Chantilly Lace Collection.

There are six dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing 3D Vignettes post between February 7 and February 11, 2017 at midnight US Central Time and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on February 12th.  (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 from the Chantilly Lace Collection; there will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six 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 from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click the links to get to more sweet samples:
Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her 3D Vignettes Cards with the Love Theme.
Visit Teresa   -  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her 3D Vignette Cards with the Birthday Theme.
Visit Jo           -  prettypaperpearls.blogspot.com/ to see her 3D Vignette Cards with the Baby Theme.
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  as she shows off Large Filigree Numbers
Visit Becca     - amazingpapergrace.com/blog to show what she's doing with Layered Rosettes
Visit Judy      -  judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com/ with a clever project using one of the 3D Bases

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing 3D Vignettes!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies would is closest to your heart?

Have a wonderful week dear friends and the best of luck on the giveaway!

Jo xx