Sunday, April 8, 2018

Bundle of Joy Card

Sponsored:  A part of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team, I am provided with dies to create projects. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L provides adhesives.

Hello everyone!

I'm back with a Bundle of Joy Card!  It features Amazing Paper Grace Layered Bundle of Joy and Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes dies.

When I started working on this card, I wasn't sure how easy it would be to put the layers of Bundle of Joy together.  I was happy to find it was quite easy!  The hardest part was choosing colors to contrast with white words and stork.  I wanted a soft color combination, yet enough definition and contrast. I like how it turned out!
My white card base is 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I covered the front with dotted paper using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to fasten it. The next layer is lime green patterned paper cut with outer arch die from Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes.  I cut Ornamental Arch filigree arch of white cardstock with outer die from Layered Bundle of Joy to cut inner opening.  Looking back, I could have left that solid as I covered it with a different patterned paper. It's fastened to lime background using E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser which applies a narrow adhesive strip that fits along the edges.   I cut an inner arch piece of a different patterned paper to put in center. 
The Stork and Bundle of Joy pieces are cut from white cardstock.  The stork one is fastened directly to the card.  Bundle of Joy is popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  I cut the small squares in half and put them along the edge. It's just enough dimension!  I cut the stork's bag out of dotted paper and fastened over the white one.  The rattle is cut from lime paper. It's popped up with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  A tiny bow is held in place with  Adhesive Dots Mini

Simply mix up the colors for boy or girl!  A fun card to make!

Thanks for stopping!


Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Layered Bundle of Joy
E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser
Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix
E-Z Runner® Micro Refillable Dispenser

Other Supplies:  Photo Play Paper – About a Little Boy; White Cardstock; Sheer Ribbon

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Lily Card with Ornamental Arch

Happy Easter!
Wishing you a glorious Easter Day!

Here's an Easter Lily Card that I made using Ornamental Arch and Grand Arch Card 3D.  I used a label from Oh Happy Day
I received these dies for being on the Amazing Paper Grace Design Team.

I found the stamped and colored lily in a box of scraps!  So appropriate for Easter.   I've been doing a lot of cleaning and sorting of stuff in my craft room this week.  I found the lily in a box of saved scraps.  All I had to do was fussy cut it out!  Perfect for an Easter card! I curled the petals for some dimension and used 3D Foam Squares under them to hold the shape and fasten it to the background. 
I chose to frame it with an arch piece cut with dies from Ornamental Arch and the inner arch die from Grand Arch 3D. I used a soft green under the white openwork arch.  I added a piece of peach paper behind it which I stamped with a script stamp from Penny Black.  I also used Distress Tattered Rose and Antique Linen ink on it.  It's popped up with 3D Foam Squares.  I cut white cardstock with Grand Card Arch 3D pattern die but not the outer die.  I simply cut the paper to fit my card. There's a layer of peach paper inked with Tattered Rose behind it.  That's matted onto a green mat. 
The label, cut from white cardstock, was inked through the die to give it pale peach color leaving white edges. The verse is stamped with Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves ink.  (Love the new Versafine Clair inks! The ink is so crisp and sticks well to clear stamps.)  I cut a second label of green cardstock.  I cut it end to end in half.  I used each half to add a border of green at top and bottom of the white label.  A ribbon threads through the holes and wraps to back.  It's popped up with 3D Foam Squares and 3D Thin Foam Squares layered on each other to give enough height over the arch with lily. 

May you have a blessed Easter Day! 
Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:

Other Supplies: White Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Fallen Leaves; Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Antique Linen; Penny Black Love Chapter stamp set; Greeting Stamp; Lily Stamp; Alcohol Markers            

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rosette Fan Birthday Card made with Tiered Rosettes Die

Today, I have a Rosette Fan Birthday Card to share.  This card features Tiered Rosettes – Elegant 3D Vignettes designed by Becca Feeken.  I've also used Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes, Hemstitch Ovals, Ornamental Crest, and Cascading Grace .

When I made the fan, I had a simple card in mind.  Well, so much for that!  It simply needed a layered ornate background! 

Here are a step outs for making the fan....

First, die cut one of Tiered Rosettes – Elegant 3D Vignettes.  I started with ivory cardstock with lace edge.  Here's how I laid it out to cut.

Once cut, I snipped the paper between lace edge and rosette base. The lace edge die can be placed right next to the rosette part.   I chose to leave a little space when I cut it.

Next, cut one rosette of 3 other patterned papers.  I used scalloped edge on 2 pieces and pointed edge on one.  Here are the pieces folded.  I also cut 2 ivory strips that are .5 x 3.5 inches, scored and folded to .25 inch wide.  Two rosette centers are cut from black and patterned paper.  I used a gold vintage button and added a gem to the center.

Each layer is fastened with adhesive at the bottom edge. It's hard to see in photo but I've applied adhesive with E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser. This adhesive has a very strong hold.

Each layer was fastened with different amounts of reveal.  Here's what the back looks like.  
Strips have gold paper fastened to one side which will show on fan edges.

I used a darning needle and pearl cotton to thread through holes of rosette. Photo shows thread through outer hole.  I pulled it out and skipped outer holes on each end. 

First hole was skipped so edges can be fastened over it.  Cord was knotted to hold rosette shape. 

Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in was applied to strips.  This adhesive has a very strong hold to keep edge in place over layers.  Each side piece was slipped over outer edge of rosette, ends extending at bottom. 
At this point I stopped taking step out photos....sad face.

The ends of strips are lapped and stapled to hold them in place.  Button was fastened to patterned paper and black circles with Adhesive Dots Medium. An Adhesive Dots 3D was used to fasten button and gold cord to fan.  Beads are added to cord ends.


Working up from card base (5 x 7.25 inches) which is ivory cardstock with inked edges.
Next, a layer of patterned paper over black cardstock fastened with E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser and E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser I like to use the Ultra adhesive on the corners for a strong hold and the E-Z Dots along the edges. Don't fasten to card at this point.
Next layer is black cardstock cut with outer die from Cascading Grace.  DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush was rubbed at corners. Over that is black cardstock cut with Ornamental Crest also rubbed with Gold Rush Metallic Lustre. 
Next is two Hemstitch Ovals, one of turquoise paper cut with holes and behind it a solid oval of gold linen paper. I stamped Penny Black Script with Tea Stain Distress Ink.  All fastened with  E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser.
A black label was cut with die from Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes.  Happy Birthday was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with gold.  I used Metallic Lustre Gold Rush around the edges.  It's fastened with 3D Foam Squares – Black Mix.  Gold cord is tied to a brad at each end. Ends are tucked and fastened behind background paper. 
Fan is fastened with 3D Foam Squares – Black Mix, one under the button and a few spaced behind fan and edges.
Small tag was cut from ivory cardstock using die from Cascading Grace It was inked, stamped with small verse and tucked behind button. 
Finally, fasten all to card base.

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.  There are so many ways to use Tiered Rosettes die! For more inspiration, check out Amazing Paper Grace blog on March 27 when Becca will show a project and projects from other members of her Creative Team.

Happy Creating!



Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:

Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in

Other Supplies:  DecoArt® Metallic Lustre (Gold Rush), Graphic 45 8x8 Pads (Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Mystical Masterpiece), Penny Black (Script stamp),Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts (Versamark, Versafine Clair Pinecone), Distress Inks ( Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke), Ranger Embossing Powder (Gold), Want2Scrap Gem, Cardstock (Ivory, Black), Gold Linen Paper, Gold cord, Beads, Stamp, Brads

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Filigree Easter Basket made with Amazing Paper Grace Ornamental Arch

 Hello everyone! Here's a sweet little Filigree Easter Basket made with Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes and Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes designed by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.  This is a fun little treat basket.  Paper color can easily be changed for a completely different looking basket.  Make a variety of colors!


Here's how to make this little basket....
Cut 2 side pieces with  Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Partially cut arch with Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes inner arch die.  To do this place die on arched paper piece and tape in place. (use removable tape).  Place on cutting place.  Place cover plate only over portion of die to cut arch.  This is over the arch part.  I've made a light pencil mark along the side for how far to cut.  Run through die cutting machine in this way.  Pressure will only be applied where cover plate is covering die and rest won't cut.  You can see one piece that is cut in the photo.

Cut 2 of Grand Arch 3D Card – 3D Vignettes side pieces.  Cut one in half for ends of basket.  Trim other one to same size as bottom edge of basket side piece plus 1/4 inch on each end.

 Here you can see the bottom has been cut and corners diagonally cut.  Ends were scored at 1/4 inch. 
Apply Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of white cardstock.  Cut 2 with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes outer die and filigree arch.
From cutouts, cut 2 with Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes inner filigree die.
Cut curved portion off of filigree inner piece.  

Place filigree pieces on basket sides by removing Adhesive Sheet backing and pressing in place. 
Apply Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in to edges of bottom and side pieces.

Fasten bottom to bottom edges of both basket sides

Fasten end pieces to bottom.  Fold up basket sides and fasten to side edges.

Basket looks like this

 Curl flaps over round object like pencil or marker.  Secure to each side with Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in.  Stack pink and white buttons. Stitch through holes with pearl cotton. Fasten button to basket side with Adhesive Dots Medium.  I used 2 for extra sticking power!
To complete basket, tie bow around handles.  I colored the seam binding with Distress inks to match my buttons.  Cut white tag with Graceful Tiny Tag – Vintage Elegance die.  Stamp verse on tag.  Tie to basket handle.
Fill baslet with Easter grass and candies!  Enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Ornamental Arch – 3D Vignettes
Graceful Tiny Tag – Vintage Elegance

Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch
Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼ in
Adhesive Dots Medium

Other Supplies:
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Versafine Clair Medieval Blue
Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Holidays stamps
Cardstock - White, Purple
White Seam Binding
White Buttons
Peach Buttons
Pearl Cotton

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Paper Flowers Headband and Hair Clip with Cinch & Go Flowers III

Good Morning! 
Today I've made a Paper Flowers Headband and Hair Clip using Spellbinders APG Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes .  I amazed myself with how pretty these flowers turned out!  How cute for a baby or little girl to wear!

The flowers were cut from pale pink cardstock.  Here you see the die and cut flowers.  For the larger flowers on the headband and hair clip, I used the largest 3 flowers.  The flower buds were made with one each of the 2 smaller flowers.

Each of the flowers was colored with Abandoned Coral Distress ink.  I applied the ink a bit darker on one side.  That's the inner part on the flowers. Both sides were misted with water to make the ink blend into the paper. 
Leaves and flower calyx were cut from green cardstock.  These were shaded with Peeled Paint Distress marker and misted with water..  The leaves were cut apart to fill in around the flowers.

I forgot to take photos of how I shaped the flowers....sorry.
I use a stylus with large and medium ball ends. I place each flower on a piece of craft foam or an old mouse pad.  Then I use the stylus to rub the petal into a cup shape.  Becca has a good YouTube tutorial that I watched to learn how to shape the petals. She shows the original Cinch and Go Flowers.  The technique works the same for Cinch and Go Flowers III – 3D Vignettes.
I used hot glue to fasten the flowers and leaves to a small piece of green felt for both the headband and hair clip. A few white stamens are tucked in between flowers.  The felt was wrapped around the headband and fastened with hot glue. 

On the hair clip, the felt is cut to fit the top of the alligator clip and glued in place with hot glue.

I love how these turned out! 

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Creating!

Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Other Supplies:
Ranger Distress Abandoned Coral Ink Pad
Cardstock: Green, Pale Pink
Flower Stamens: White, Ivory Pearl
Alligator Hair Clip
Stretch Headband
Green Felt
Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Birthday Number Shaker Card with 3D Grand Dome Card

Happy Sunday!  I'm back with a fun Birthday Number Shaker Card created with Amazing Paper Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D VignettesFiligree Numbers – Elegant 3D Vignettes and Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes dies.  It's easy to personalize this card!  Make it for a boy or girl by simply changing papers and the number.

To recreate this card, cut one of Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes with circle opening which will be top. Cut another one without circle opening which will show in back of shaker.  Trim off tabs on edges.
Use E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive around circle opening on back side.  Place acetate over circle opening.
Next, cut edges of Crafty Foam Tape White so it can be curved around circle opening. Add pieces of Crafty Foam Tape White at bottom edges.
Fill shaker space with sequins, beads and little bits from Jillibean Bowl of Dreams stickers. To use sticker, fasten to paper and trim or put glitter on sticker adhesive to it won't stick in shaker. Fasten background paper over foam tape.

Cut 2 scalloped circles using circle from Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes and Scalloped Circles LG.
Use E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser to apply adhesive to back of white circle.  Fasten over aqua circle.  Fasten both to front of shaken.

Fasten aqua paper to one side of 3D Creative Sheets, Trim it around paper.  Cut numbers with Filigree Numbers – Elegant 3D Vignettes.  The 3D Creative Sheet backing will give numbers dimension.
Fasten numbers to acetate over shaker by removing backing on 3D Creative Foam.  So easy!

Form 4⅞ x 6½ʺ card from white cardstock.  On scrap of 4⅞ʺ wide cardstock, trace around curved edge of Grand Dome 3D Card – Elegant 3D Vignettes outer die.

Cut slightly away from pencil line.  Use this as template to trace onto card front.

Cut along pencil line, cutting line off. 

Fasten shaker to card front using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser adhesive.

Cut ½ʺ wide strip of patterned paper same width as shaker.  Apply Crafty Foam Tape White to back.  Fasten across bottom of card below shaker assembly.

Fasten 3D Creative Sheets to aqua paper.  Cut "happy" from it using die from Oh Happy Day – Elegant 3D Vignettes.
Fasten Adhesive Sheets 4 x 6 inch to back of white cardstock.  Cut "happy" from it.

Fasten white "happy" behind aqua one slightly offset.  Fasten to card by simply peeling backing and pressing in place.
Stamp "birthday" with aqua ink on white cardstock.  Trim around it.  Fasten to card with Thin 3D Foam Squares White Mix.  Add a few random sequins with Adhesive Dots Micro.
Tie bow.  Fasten to card with Adhesive Dots Micro

The only thing left is to give it to someone special!

I hope you've enjoyed this fun Birthday Number Shaker Card! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Crafting!
judy hayes


Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Becca Feeken:
Jillibean Bowl of Dreams Paper Collection
Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp
White Cardstock