Saturday, June 17, 2017

Creating with Border dies

Today i have a fun share using some of the new border dies by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  There are lots of them so you will be seeing more ideas from me in the weeks ahead so be sure and pop back in for a quick peek.


So this project started with me finding that cute little glass jar on one of my trips to my neighborhood Hobby Lobby.  They have a huge wall of fun things to decorate but i chose this because i new i could do something fun with the "Graceful Sweet Words Card Creator set from Becca."  There are 3 dies in this set and they all cut beautifully.  


I really loved the hugs die so i cut it in a lighter blue and also cut the loopy border to attach below it and then around the jar.  I used double sided adhesive tape because it is clear and doesn't leave a residue like glue does.  And then i cut that circle you see on the top and the loopy flower in light blue to match the hugs border and glued it on the top with glue dots.  And to finish it i just added a piece of matching ribbon and a few rhinestones and now i can fill it with something yummy to give for a gift.  Sugar scrub would also be a great idea to put inside for a wedding shower.




For my card i had alot of fun mixing and matching a few of the new dies that were just released.  I love that Becca Feekens dies mix so well and give you so many options for other things.  I used the new Braided Grace Square, the circles from the Venise Lace Marcheline Plume die set and the tiny tag from the Victoriana Crest die i used for the hop this last Tuesday.  And the border die in the darker blue was the perfect compliment to make the sentiment from the Graceful tiny tags die set stand out more.  It's fun when it all goes together so well. 


Here is a close up of the pieces and if you need any of them be sure and check out all the new things from the Spellbinders store from Becca Feeken... you are going to love them!!


Cardstock in blues
paper trimmer, scissors and adhesive
Want 2 Scrap Bling in blue

Thank you for stopping back and i hope that you all enjoyed the hop!!

Teresa





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Amazing Grace Blog Hop with Venise Lace

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 S6-125 Venise Lace - Victoriana Crest by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.



    For my project I really wanted to show this die off so i created a shaped card.  To make it i had to create a base so i did that in navy and white for the inside back and i attached them at the top. Then i cut/embossed the front in silver and glued it to the front of the card and I also cut the oval floral piece and the outside ring and glued them on a white base.  I stamped it in navy to make it match the ribbons i used and added a few pearls and rhinestones to really make it vintage looking.  


     I loved that this die set has so many pieces that you can mix and match to make other styles of cards. It is filled with amazing details from the outside grand victorian base piece to the tiny little tag that fits in the center and I am sure that you will love to create something with this one too.



The second up is Spellbinders S4-790 Venise Lace - Bella Clair Border by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace in the Venise Lace Collection.


     For my project I wanted to try and create a border for one of the clear acetate boxes that i love to do for gift cards and mini card sets.  It was super easy and all i did was die cut the die on a measured piece of paper on both the top and bottom and this is how it came out. There is a piece for both the front and the back and i overlapped them on the sides and glued them.  Then  I tied a pink ribbon around the center to bring out the colors in the paper i used to wrap the box and then added an extra bow in ivory and gold to compliment the whole thing.  I also found this pretty adhesive bling piece in my stash so i used that to finish off my bow.  For the inside i am going to make a card to give a gift card so be sure and check my blog for another post to see what i did.


     I loved this die because i can think of a million things to decorate with this border.  I make lots of boxes and bags and other little gifty things so this would be perfect to add with a few flowers and ribbon to make very special things for my friends. 


And i also have another quick card to share that i did with just the centers of the Victoriana Crest die.  Here in the states we will be celebrating our 4th of July so i made up a quick card to send out in red, white and blue.  I kept it really simple and added just a bit of silver in the center.




Availability:
These dies have just arrived and are indeed available.  For a peek at the whole collection head over to Becca Feeken's Blog.

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 me, once I’ve 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!
And be sure to leave a comment - tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?

Friday, June 9, 2017

Congratulations Graduate

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog today.  I have another share using Becca Feeken's new Vintage Elegance dies and this time i used some gorgeous papers from my stash to create a Graduation gift card for a co worker.  I actually used 2 dies to over lap for this one so read on to see how i did it.


Sometimes when i make something the inspiration comes from the paper that i use.  I had this really pretty printed piece of black and silver foil paper so i thought i would see if i could create something special with it.  So i used it for the back round and added a silver piece of foil paper to cut both the 
Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval and the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.  Both of these die sets are gorgeous and there is so many fun things you can do with them on their own but it was fun to combine them.  The best part was it was really quick to make... the dies really make cardmaking easy!


Here is a view of the card closeup to see how the two dies interlock.  The stamp set is wonderful too in that you get so many different sentiments in the set.  Be sure and check out the links above on the dies so you can see all of them and maybe order a few to make up your special cards that you need this summer.  It's going to be a fun and crafty one for sure!!

Have a wonderful and blessed day!  Teresa

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Especially for you

It's been a few days and today i get to post another new die from the Vintage Elegance collection that was just released from Spellbinders called Braided Grace Square.  Everyone on our team has created lots of cards using this die set and it's amazing how many ways you can use this.  


This is one of my favorite style cards to do because it only uses the dies in the set but it's how you use the paper that makes it different.  For my card i used both light aqua and a med aqua and cut the larger die with the center in out of both.  Then I stamped and embossed the sentiment on light aqua paper and cut it out with the die from the center.  This way i can make sure that the Penny Black  sentiment is straight on and fits perfect.  

For the base of the card i cut a square piece of aqua just a bit smaller than the dies and just embossed it with 2 square dies to make the frame.  I added a mat in dark aqua to fit and then created the card to go under all of it with light aqua again.  For the medallion I glued on the dark aqua die to the card and then attached the second layer with a foam square.  The little bit sticking out from the sentiment is another piece of the die but i cut it into little photo corners kind of and glued it under the center sentiment piece.  And finally i attached the sentiment with glue dots to make it pop out too.


Here is a closeup of the medallion and the little ribbon bow i added to finish it.  Oh and i also added a few tiny rhinestones to make it a little more sparkly.  I love sparkly so might see alot of my things that way in the months ahead.  

Be sure and check out Becca Feeken's blog today for all the ideas from our design team this week.  There is lots of beautiful inspiration for the new dies and you can see all of Becca's dies
here in the Spellbinders store just in case you need to order a few!! 

Happy Tuesday and happy crafting to all of you :)







Monday, June 5, 2017

A cute Victorian Bookmark

Summer is the perfect time to relax and read a good book so don't forget to have lots of bookmarks on hand to save your place when you are reading.  Becca Feeken has a new Filigree Bookmark/Tag die from her Vintage Elegance collection with Spellbinders and it's really gorgeous.  I used some papers that i had in my stash to create mine using my favorite Robin's Egg blue and black combo.


This one is super easy to make so you can do them up in a afternoon for friends and even your bookclub members.  What a fun surprise to bring each of them a summer bookmark designed for each of them.  Mine is made using black cardstock for the back layer which i cut 2 of and glued them at the top so that it can fit over the pages nicely.  Then i cut a piece of Bo Bunny paper for the top lace piece and another to glue my top to for a base.  Then i glued it to the top black piece and finished it with some pretty silk ribbon and roses from my stash.  And of course i had to add a few rhinestones to make it a little more sparkly.  


Here you can see a closeup of the dies pretty details.  It's amazing how Becca creates such beautiful and intricate dies and i love also how she make other pieces to tie into them.  This die also
has a beautiful pocket that you can create for a card and then give you bookmark. 


And this is just a closeup of my flowers that i added.  I also put just a touch of supefine glitter on them too.  I love having roses that keep forever.

Supplies List:


Bazzill Basics Paper in black
Bo Bunny Paper
1/4 silk ribbon
Flowers
Rhinestones 
Adhesive

Thanks again for stopping by and be sure and check in on the Amazing Paper Grace blog for a weekly update on all the projects that our team designs for her!!  You will love them....

Teresa

Friday, June 2, 2017

Walk with the Dreamers

Happy Saturday to all of you and welcome back to my blog.  I have another sweet card to share with all of you that i just did for a co worker and i really love the way it came out. I used a soft blue print mixed with a bright navy and muted white.  It's bright and cheerful and of course i love the new dies!


For my card i used a new release die from Becca Feeken called Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer Stamp and Die Set.  This is a beautiful set because the die is so universal and you even get 3 stamps with it that fit perfectly inside of the middle of the die.  I also used one of the new Graceful Border dies called Graceful Fans.  It worked brilliantly to pop out the sentiment on the front like i wanted.


Here you can see a closeup of the beautiful and intricate details in Becca's dies.  I added a few perfect pearls to a few of the areas and also a few tiny flowers i picked up from the store.  My sentiment i stamped in a beautiful cobalt blue using Ranger Archival ink in cobalt and gently embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it pop more.  The paper i used is from Bazzill Basics paper and the print is a piece i had in my stash from Maja Designs.  


Design Tip:  To make the pieces pop more add tiny 3D foam dots or squares in between the layers.  I love Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  They are my favorite and always work the best for me.

Thanks so much for stopping over and please come by again to see more ideas
using Becca's new Vintage Elegance dies this next week.  They are gorgeous!



Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Booklet Etched Die


Today i have my first post going up as one of the new 5 Designers for Becca Feeken and Amazing Paper Grace. It's a little surreal actually but I am over the moon excited to start this new journey with her.  I so loved to get to design with her dies when i was with Spellbinders and now I get to use just her dies, how exciting is that?  All of us will be sharing lots of projects each month using her newest dies and a fun blog hop each month to really show them off for you so be sure and check back so you don't miss anything fun.  Doesn't that sound great!!


I am sharing a quick project that i made using the new Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet Etched die.
There are so many ways you can do this but i needed a special gift for a friend and thought that i would make a tiny little elegant gift card booklet to put in a some money for her graduation.  I love that each of these dies have beautiful details that can help you create amazing gifts, cards and special things to remember those you love the most in your life.


The Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filligree Booklet die set is really fun to use because it has two sets of inserts that you can use to die cut out the design that you see on the inside left of the book and a base die to make the pages or the outside pieces.  Everyone on the team made different versions so be sure and check Becca's blog for more fun ideas and tutorials here.....



So let's get started for a quick tutorial on how i made this...

First I cut my paper using only the larger outside die with only white card stock and then another time with the gold and white dotted paper to create the body of the book.  I glued those together and scored it in the center to fold it.  Then for the outside i cut the smaller die with one of the inserts and folded it and glued it to the outside of the book and let it dry like the closeup of the book below.  

For the inside i cut a piece like the outside in white and folded it and glued it to the inside.  Then i cut a gold pocket from the Vintage Elegance Filigree Pocket Etched Die set and attached that in the bottom center.  For inside of the pocket i made a tiny tag that i created with the Swallowtail tag topper and a rectangle to fit inside the pocket. And there is just enough room to put a few dollars to give my friend for her graduation.  She worked really hard and is so happy to reach this milestone! 


Here you can see a closeup of the pocket and the design on it.  I love that all of Becca's dies can mix with other ones.  That to me is the fun part because you can create so many more projects that way.


And lastly to keep my little money card closed I cut and embossed the center tag from the Cascading Grace die set and glued one side to the back and the other i attached with tiny pieces of velcro.  All the papers i got from Micheal's craft store so it's an easy project to make up for you to give.

Thank you so much and be sure and stop on over to the other DT members and see all the neat things they will be sharing all month with you... Have a very blessed day!

Teresa



Shapeabilities Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Becca Feeken Filigree Booklet Etched Dies



Thursday, May 18, 2017

My favorite Things...


It's been too long and i can't believe summer is almost here again.... I am excited for all the things we have planned to do as a family and of course it's warmer and the days are longer so that means more time to craft.

Today i am sharing some more of my favorite cards i did with Spellbinders when i was on the team. There were always so many gorgeous dies to chose from and both Becca Feeken and Stacey Caron were always my favorites.  And if you haven't been to the Spellbinders store lately you should go and see all the new things that they are releasing!!  It's amazing....


So this is probably one of my favorite things i did.  It's a wedding invitation using one of 
Becca Feeken's pocket dies.   It's gorgeous and easy to make and then all you have to do is fill it in with the invitation and response cards and mail them out.  What could be more elegant or gorgeous than that.


This one i did for one of the trade shows and it was fun to do a little sewing and lots of layers on it with that cute little owl.  I love snowflakes and using them on all kinds of things so this one was really special to me.


And this one i loved the colors and how simple and vintage it looked with the dies and the cute little rocking chair die.  The saying was really special too and perfect to give a special friend.


This one i really love because how the vellum looks as a layer on the card.  The light aqua is such a soft and pretty color and layers from the dies really stand out.  


This one is also one of my favorites because i mixed a bunch of dies together to make it.  I really love the gold and ivory colors together and the butterflies were my moms favorite.


And this one I love because of the pretty designs in the dies and the textured backround.  It was super easy to make with all those gorgeous layers that came in the set and a fun stamp i had in my stash.

Thanks for dropping over and seeing what's new.  And i hope i gave you some ideas to create
a fun card or cards to send out this weekend.... Big Hugs and Smiles!!







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ruby Rock-it Favs

I don't often get the chance to share my other teams posts on my blog but i have a few i want to share today that are some of my favs.  Ruby Rock-it if you don't know already has some amazing paper lines and they also have this fun line called Fundamentals.  These are all your basics that you always need like colored cards, letter, bling, flowers, mini letters and so much more to use for all your crafty things.  I am so blessed to be able to work with all that they have and hope you enjoy a few of the things that i was able to design for them.


This is one of my favorite wedding paper lines that they carry. It is called Betrothed and you can find the link here to order it. It has both gold and silver on the papers so it's easy to mix a neutral color with it to make it personal to match a wedding.


And these papers are from another wedding line that has lots of pretty grey patterns and whites in it.  I mixed it with the Hearts and Stripes papers in silver and pink for these fun Valentine projects.


And this project i did for a friend for her new baby girl.  I used lots of pinks and kraft papers and then added their pretty gold faded empire letters on the top.  They have so many pretty things......


This is also from one of the Bella wedding lines of paper.  This one is called "True Romantic".  I used lots of bling and the new doilies that they came out with in the Fundamentals lines and really had some fun with it.  Just layering pretty papers makes such gorgeous pages.  


And... lastly this is one of my favorite vintage lines that they have called "Faded Empire".  I love all the beautiful colors in this one and really had a good time just making lots of things with it for gifts.  I also used some of my favorite dies from Spellbinders... looks like i will never get over my obsession with them.  Anyway thanks for stopping over to see what is new and hope you have a wonderful and very, very crafty day!!  Teresa

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Queen of Hearts blog hop


Welcome to the Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop.  This week we're celebrating the release of the new dies, stencils and stamps from Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects!!

Today i am sharing a card that i made with the new stamp release called "Always Believe".  I really love the sentiment on this card and it's such a nice one to send to a friend or colleague to give them a little encouragement in a tough time.


For my card i started with a plain white base and then cut a smaller bit of dark blackish grey to go over it.  Then i used a die to cut the pink rose backround paper and attached that with 3D Foam squares to the card base. 

To make the top i cut it with a die and stamped my image in the center with black ink.  Then i embossed it with clear and let it dry for a few minutes.  To bring out the edges I used a sponge applicator and inked around the inside edges of the space with the die over it to slightly darken it.  And to make it pop out even more i die cut a smaller piece of the blackish grey paper and put it under the sentiment. 

And i finished it with a few tiny rhinestones, some pink folliage and a pretty black satin bow trimmed in silver to match the rhinestones.  


To see the entire new release be sure and check out the "what's new" on the website...

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates that each of the designers will be posting
Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne 

Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 Robyn and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana 
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma


What would a celebration be without a giveaway!? Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog. 
Make sure you leave a comment below before midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts! You can go back if you've missed any of them. 
Good Luck!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Getting ready for Valentines...

I am so happy for the start of this new year and thankfully one of the first holidays is Valentines and it's my favorite one.  I love all the papers and other goodies you get to create with and it's been fun creating for my DT with all of their gorgeous products too.  So today i have a pretty card that i 
made with a stamp set I got from Penny Black last year.  It's filled with lots of fun sayings so i am sure i will have more to share in the next couple of weeks.  


The papers are from Graphic 45's Mon Amour set and the flowers are a mixture of things in my stash that went really good with this really gorgeous paper line.  I love the muted colors and prints, they are the perfect size and colors to mix and match.


The dies i used are of course from Spellbinders.  I used the basic circle and lacy circles to cut the paper and the tiny doily is from Ruby Rock-its new fundamentals.  The stamp fit perfectly in the center of it.  I hope that you like it.  

Thanks for dropping by and i hope that you have a really nice weekend!!

Teresa



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Time for Tea and a blog hop too...


Hi and welcome to our first Craft Hoarders blog hop of the new year 2017... I hope that your holidays were really fun and you all got lots of time off to spend doing fun things with family and friends.  I spent lots of time at the castle this year which was really fun but did get a few moments to spend with my family to relax so it was a wonderful holiday for me.

If you started the hop in the beginning then you should have arrived from Bonnie's blog....


Today i have a few projects to share that i did for Ruby Rock-it's Faded Empire Collection.  This beautiful line was one of my favorites and i went a little crazy making up some things for a tea party and would also work great for Valentines. The paper line had lots of tags and other fun embellishments and gorgeous victorian papers to create cards, tags and boxes with.  All the fancy edges i have on them are from Spellbinders dies... i have so many of them it's really nice to be able and use them for lots of projects i have....but you can use punches to achieve some of the same ideas.




These projects are my favorites.  Not only for the pretty colors in the papers but also for the pretty princess diecuts that they have to go with the paper line.  It was really fun to do this.


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to finish the hop by stopping over to 
Barbara's blog... Each of us is giving a random prize so be sure and leave a comment for a chance to win.  Here is a photo of my prize from Ruby Rock-it!!  I will announce the winner on the 9th and it's only open to US residents :) 


So it's time again to hop on over to Barbara's blog to see what she has to share!

Supply List:
Spellbinders Dies

Paper trimmer, scissors, ribbons

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