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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

As You Recover

 Good Morning!

Another Floral frame to show you, this time the rectangle.

Find the materials list HERE

Card size:  5 1/8 X 6 1/8”

Make a folded ivory card to measure 5 1/8” X 6 1/8”.  Cut decorative small print flower paper 5 X 6” then glue it to folded card.  Cut a piece of dark green decorative paper 4 1/2" X 5 1/2" then glue it to the flower print.  Find a piece of decorative paper with the Rectangular Frame and cottage on it, cut it to 3 5/8” X 4 3/4", using foam, pop this layer up on card.

Stamp the Rectangular Floral Frame and 1 small flower using black ink, die cut then color with Copic Markers or chosen coloring system.  Pop it up onto the cottage paper layer then glue the flower onto image flower staggering petals.

Stamp the sentiment using Paradise on Ivory then use a small oval to die cut.  Die cut a slightly larger oval for a mat out of dark green decorative paper.  Pop these layers up inside of frame toward the top. 

Add Prills to the flower, glitter flower and card base with Crystal Clear.


Thanks for visiting today!


Robin

I Corinthians 13: 4-8a

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Facebook Tutorial Easel Card

 Tutorial this morning at FaceBook, Amazing Paper Grace HERE


Materials and step by step instructions at Amazing Paper Grace  
Just click on the photo saying "Follow Me"

Thanks for visiting!
Robin

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

For My Friend

 Good morning!

Debut of the new Floral Frames from Heartfelt Creations!

I did a bit of paper distressing on this one.


Find the materials list HERE

 Card size:  

6” X 6”.

Start with white cardstock 6 X 12” folded in half to make a 6 X 6” card base (tent fold).  Cut a piece of decorative paper 5 3/4" square, distress the edges of the paper with a distress tool or even a fingernail. Use a sponge to apply dark blue ink to the distressed edges.  Also sponge the edges of the white card base.

Cut 2 decorative Simply Elegant Centerpiece die cuts, 1 silver and 1 dark blue decorative paper. Glue them together slightly off set.  Use foam to pop up this layer to the center of the card. 

Stamp the Oval Floral Frame using black, die cut then color with Copic Markers or chosen coloring system.  Die cut the Oval Floral Frame from silver as well then glue the silver under the colored frame off set.  Cut a piece of decorative paper with the cottage to fit the frame then glue it under the frame removing any paper larger than the frame.

Stamp the flowers from Rectangular Floral Frame and from Curvy Floral Frame using Rose Madder, sponge with Pink Peony, die cut then form from the back side, turn flowers over and make a well in the centers to add yellow Prills.  Glue these flowers on the Oval Floral Frame over the flower images plus more to create the look you like. 

Stamp the leaves using Bamboo, sponge with New Sprout, die cut then form from the back.  Glue these to the arrangement as needed.

Finally, stamp the sentiment in dark blue, die cut and glue to the oval frame at the top right.  Glitter the flowers and card base with Crystal Clear.

Thanks for visiting today!
Robin

                                                                                                                                                  Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.
Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke [a]the oppressor;
[b]Defend the fatherless,
Plead for the widow.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Happy Birthday!

Good morning!


Here is another slimline card using the Sweet Serenade Collection
and Giving Occasions SDS-054 
I cut the decorative dies from ivory cardstock.
 
For the stamping I used Rose Madder Archival Ink.
The flower petals were cut from ivory and sponged with Pink Peony Archival.
Designer paper is from Graphic 45.
I used some tiny pearls to decorate the decorative dies.




Thanks for visiting today!

Robin
During this time of year I am especially thankful for my family
and friends.
I have had some pretty hard things happen at the very end of 2021,
it makes me realize how precious each day of life is.
We are not guaranteed tomorrow, make the best of today.

Do good to others, love and do not hate.  We are all God's creation.
and...

    that we may get a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12






Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Must Be Love

 Good morning!  


Find the material list HERE

Card size:  5” X 7”

Start by folding White cardstock measuring 7 1/2" X 11” in half to form a 5 1/2" X 7 1/2" card.  Use the outer die of the Simply Classic Rectangle Frame to die cut card, hanging top of die over top fold by about 1/4" to retain fold.  Cut the full outer die from white cardstock, pink decorative paper, and plaid decorative paper then glue the cardstock and pink paper to the front of card, glue the plaid paper inside, trimming the top to fit (avoid score).  Use the smaller rectangular die (from the same die set) to cut out a window from card front only.

Die cut gold using the outer die and the large decorative together to create a gold frame. At the same time you can cut the inner decorative die from the inside of gold you are cutting.  So, you will have 3 dies on the gold at once.  Use the inner decorative die again on pink decorative paper.  Glue the smaller decorative die cuts together off setting slightly.  Glue the gold frame onto card front matching all edges.  Die cut plaid decorative paper with the large decorative die then glue that thin die cut to the front matching inside edges of the gold frame.

Stamp the Heart Floral Banner using gray ink, die cut then color.  Stamp the sentiment using Magenta Hue on white then use the inside die of banner to die cut. Pop it up on the heart shape.  Glue the smaller rectangle die stack and heart to the inside of card in the center.

Stamp the roses using Magenta Hue, sponge then die cut.  Stamp the leafy Accents with Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut.  Shape the leaves and the roses in their molds, misting lightly with water first.  Let dry completely (be patient, it is important for shaping that they are COMPLETELY dry).  Use the shaping tools to further shape rose petals pushing them down hard in the centers to create a bowl shape.  Glue several layers together, (the bottom 2 should always be the same size to start the roses).  The small bud inside is made pushing down the center while petals are stamp side down so that the stamp side shows while closing tightly.  Using a hot glue gun for putting roses together helps quite a bit but it can be done with good adhesive like Dries Clear as well.

Cut leaves into groups of 2.  Decorate outside of card on bother sides of the window with roses and leaves.  Be careful to avoid getting glue on the inside, you don’t want to glue your card shut!  Open the card and add a sheer pink bow to 1 side of the heart (left bottom for this sample). 

Glitter all the flowers and card base, try to avoid the metallic gold paper.  Sponge a bit of glue on the bow and glitter it too.

Thanks for visiting today!

Robin 

We have had deaths in the family the last couple days of 2021 so when I saw this verse it spoke to me.
Make the best of each day you have, make it count!
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow.

12 So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Tea For Two?

 


This cute cup design reminds me of my sweet mom.  She loved pretty tea cups and I know she would have filpped over this card design!  The pattern I created on the front of the cup was inspired my the Old Country Roses China cup that I gave her once as a gift.  There is always some pretty gold accents on China as well so I added an off-set layer of gold under the white.
I just love the Heart or Flower designs given in this set for stir sticks/tea spoons and the little tea bag design as well.  It comes with a coffee die as well as tea so it will be a favorite with everyone.
 
Dies for my creations today were supplied by Amazing Paper Grace.

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Coffee, Tea or Me.
 



The inside of the cup has a layer of copper, just the perfect color for a cup of tea.
High Tea anyone?
I added little pearls to all the flowers for a little extra pop.


Supplies:
Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Coffee, Tea or Me, S2-082 Sentiments One, S5-455 Birthday Wishes Vignette
Gold cardstock, copper cardstock, White cardstock, pink, dark pink, yellow and green cardstock, pearls, white silk cord, Graphic 45 pattern paper,

For more Pop Up 3D Vignette Coffee, Tea or Me Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Pop Up 3D Vignette Coffee, Tea or Me, the Amazing Paper Grace January 2022 Die of the Month!
View this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!  Video

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Introducing Garden Shutters

 







Don’t you love interactive cards? Amazing Paper Grace has added the Garden Shutters Collection for another fun element of motion. It creates a beautiful card and with one pull of a tab, the shutters open to reveal a delightful surprise sentiment on the other side! There are two card base sizes, A2 and 5 x 7-inch, to choose from. Each card base set has all the elements you need to assemble and embellish a card! Which catches your eye? 

Today's projects were created with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

My Projects for Today

 



 
I made a shutter card with butterflies on one side and the sentiment on the other side that opens.  It is so cute!  Love how it opens and closes.
 
Designers Tip: Putting spacers between layers would definitely help
 
Garden Shutters Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Garden Shutters Collection.

Supplies: Patterned paper, white cardstock, various colors cardstock for butterflies, ribbon, pearls, foam adhesive.
Accessories: 
S6-183 Butterfly Bliss Garden Shutter 5X7 Card Base, S6-184 Eyelet Lace Frame
Paper: Graphic 45


For more Garden Shutters Collection Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using the Garden Shutters Collection!


But wait, there's more!  Are you curious how it goes together?  Be sure to drop by amazingpapergrace.com/blog on 12/30/21 for a detailed video on how it goes together as Becca makes a card.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Moments

 

Good morning!
I have another time piece for you today!
You can find the Material List HERE

Card size:  6 X 6”.

Start with a folded 6 X 6” heavy weight card.  Cut 1 6 X 6” card panel from the decorative paper with a circle in the center then cut the circle away with the circle die that fits but save the decorative circle.  Cut a slightly larger circle from the all-over small design decorative paper, se circle and circle cut decorative paper aside.  Go back to the 6 X 6” decorative panel and using a craft knife, cut away a square in the center leaving just the two 3/8” outside borders.  Cut the decorative Courtyard Elegance from gold Just the lattice square and cutting away circle from center.  Cut a piece of decorative pink paper to 6 X 6” then use the same circle die from Courtyard Elegance to cut the center of pink panel.  Stack panels (starting from top), the border panel, gold panel, pink panel then, all-over design, glue together in order.  Also cut a 6 X 6” foam sheet panel, cut away center with large circle die then glue under stack. 

On card front, glue the gold center circle of Courtyard Elegance to center of card then glue the foam backed stack to front (it should show the entire gold circle below).  Stamp the sentiment using Mulberry on the decorative paper circle you saved then glue it on top of the gold circle already glued in (the gold only shows from an angle but it still adds a nice finishing touch).   Glitter the sentiment circle and card front using Ultrafine, trying to avoid the gold paper.

Stamp Wild Roses on Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper using Mulberry, sponge with Magenta Hue, die cut then shape in the 3D mold, misting paper with water.   Before paper dries, squeeze petal ends pleating a bit.  Glue 3 flowers together per flower and use the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit to make a “well” in the center of each flower before piercing with the Golf Groove tool and inserting gold stamen.   Use hot glue to keep stamen in place.  Add a bit of glue around outside of center well then sprinkle with gold Prills. Glitter flowers with Rajni’s Crystal Clear.

Stamp leaves using Leaf Green, sponge with Chartreuse, die cut, mist and shape in 3D mold.  Cut leaves apart into 2’s or 3’s.  Use lacquer and shimmer additive mixed to paint onto leaves.

Arrange leaves and flowers around bottom and left side of sentiment/image circle.

Thanks for visiting today!

Robin

A psalm of David.

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Thanks!


Good morning!

Today I'm using the Sweet Seranade Colledtion for this card.

I used some pink stamen for the center, inserting them using a wire "needle"
I made.
The paper is from Graphic 45  from my stash. Also used Ivory cardstock, a sage
green cardstock on this card as well as dark green and dark pink for the "Thanks".


I finished this card with a bow made from ivory satin ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!
Happy and healthy New Year to you!

Robin







 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Good Things

Good morning!
I was finally able to use just bits and pieces of the new time pieces 
to get this 1 of a kind card for a friend!
I love how the hands barely show under the beautiful
Clematis flowers and foliage.
Of course there is lots of gold trimming as well, everything
looks better with a bit of gold or silver, right?



Find the material list for this card HERE

Card size:  4 3/4" X 6 3/4"

Make a shaped card (see video) with the outer die of the Decorative Circles Frame.  Lay the die over-lapping folded top by about 1/4", also cut another full front piece to glue onto card base (purple used here).

Cut the inner decorative die out of lavender decorative paper and out of Gold Luxe.  Cut the largest eyelet circle from purple cardstock and from Gold Luxe, also cut a foam sheet circle to fit under stacked purple and gold.  Glue sets together off setting slightly. Cut the next eyelet circle out of decorative lavender paper. Glue to card starting with largest to smallest die cuts (one set is popped up).

Stamp the clock using Tuxedo Black onto white cardstock, die cut decorative circle out of clock and the clock face, cut a circle of foam sheet to fit clock face as well.  Stamp extra hands and die cut, die cut from gold as well.  Stamp sentiment and die cut. Color decorative piece and sentiment piece.  Glue the decorative circle to the lavender eyelet circle (should just barely show) then glue the foam circle and sentiment onto decorative circle.

Cut a gold scallop circle large enough to barely show under the clock face and cut a piece of foam sheet to fit as well.  Glue the gold hands and colored hands onto clock face over printed hands, glue the clock face, gold scallop circle and foam circle onto card up in the left corner. 

Stamp flowers using Majestic Violet on Deluxe Flower Shaping Cardstock, sponge with the same color, die cut then form in the shaping mold (see videos).  Finish forming with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit then glue 2 of the same size together per flower.  Insert white stamen (the larger flowers have the white bead stamen and the white pollen stamen.

Stamp leaves using Fern Green onto Deluxe Flower Shaping Cardstock, sponge with Leaf Green and Majestic Violet, die cut, sponge the backs then shape in the mold.

Use a hot glue gun or tacky glue to glue flowers and leaves onto left side of card up and over clock as well just leave part of it showing to give the idea of a timepiece to go with sentiment.

Glitter all the flowers and card front (try to keep glue off of gold cardstock).  Mix Shimmer Additive and 3D Lacquer together then paint onto leaves.

Thanks for visiting!
Robin
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Merry Christmas Facebook Tutorial

Good morning!

 This is my card for Facebook Talent at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement page.

You can find all the step out instructions there.


Thanks for visiting and I hope you head on over to Facebook and check out my tutorial.

Robin
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Time We Share

 Good morning!  It's "time" for another time piece!!  I love this little clock with the alarm bells on top!  I did a little paper piecing on this clock to make certain parts gold.


You can find all the materials listed HERE

 Card size:  4 3/4" X 6 3/4".

Make a shaped card (see video) using the outer die of the Simply Classic Ovals, over-lapping the folded edge by about 1/4" then cut another full front with the same die on another piece of white cardstock.  Glue it to the card base.  Sponge the edges of card front with Cactus Flower.

Die cut the decorative dies (2 outer decorative dies together without the outer edge die) out of decorative paper and cut the largest plain oval out of Golf Luxe cardstock.   Glue the decorative paper on top of the gold oval then glue it to the card front.

Stamp the Simple Moments Timepiece using Cactus Flower on watercolor paper 2 times.  Stamp it using Fuchsia StazOn on Gold Luxe cardstock.  Stamp the Sentiment using Purple Delight on watercolor paper. Die cut 1 full watercolor paper clock using outer die then die cut the other 1 of the watercolor clocks using the circle that fits for the decorative inside of clock.  Die cut gold clock in full then die cut again the inner largest circle and the circle that is slightly larger than the decorative circle cut from watercolor paper. Also from the gold clock, cut off handle leaving only the outer circle, bells and gold hammer.  Glue these gold pieces onto the full watercolor paper clock.  Watercolor the outer ring of watercolor paper then glue the next gold circle onto clock face.  Cut foam for the next 2 sections, Watercolor remaining watercolor pieces (should be 2 circles, 1 being the sentiment), glue then to their foam circles the glue them to the clock face.  Pop up entire clock onto card base at the bottom so that legs of clock help balance card to stand.

Stamp leaves using Chartreuse, sponge with the same and some Cactus Flower, die cut, sponge the backs, shape in the mold.  Stamp roses using Cactus Flower, sponge with the same, die cut, sponge backs, shape in the mold. Finish shaping with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  Insert 1 wired stamen then form roses around it in layers, making buds and small full bloom roses.  Make sepals with a small flower punch with pointed petals, wet then squeeze ends to make them more pointed, let dry then add to the bottoms of roses.

Starting with leaves and white pollen stamen, create an arrangement on both sides of the little round clock.  Glitter the clock and the flowers then using a mix of 3D Lacquer and Shimmer Additive, paint the leaves.

For the inside: Cut a piece of decorative paper using the outer die of Simply Classic Ovals.  Cut off the left edge about 1/4" to avoid the scored fold then glue it to the inside of the card.


Thanks for visiting today!

Robin

Isaiah 9:6

For a child is born to us,
    a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
    And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor,[d] Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.