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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Fall Wreath

Good morning!
These owls are so cute and I just love these fall colors and images!!
I circled some silk ribbon around and around the wreath loosely
imitating some real wreaths I've seen.

Find the materials list HERE
Card size:  4 3/4 X 6 3/4"

Make a shaped card with the Decorative Circle Frames outer die (see video) on a folded 5 X 7 heavy weight card by hanging the die over the top of the fold by about 1/4".  Cut another front from ivory and 2 from light gold colored decorative paper with the same die. Glue ivory on card front then 1 of the light gold decorative paper die cuts.  Glue the other decorative paper die cut inside card, trim as needed.  Cut the rust frame by using the large decorative part of the die with the large outer die together.  Cut just the decorative die from gold color.  Cut a light gold decorative paper large circle.  Glue the rust frame onto front of card then pop-up gold color decorative die cut.  Glue the decorative paper circle in the center. 

For the Wreath: Die cut outer and inner Seasonal Wreath from, gold color cardstock, stamp, die cut and color the apples, sunflowers, single owl, leaves, acorns, grapes, wheat stocks several times each (except owl) using Tuxedo Black.  Stamp Rustic Sunflowers (smallest only) using Peanut Brittle then sponge with Sunflower, die cut then shape in the mold.  Glue 2 together for each flower (5 flowers total) then fill centers with Redland Elements.  Glitter the flowers, lacquer the leaves, apples and grapes.

Arrange leaves, acorns, grapes, apples, wheat stocks and sunflowers around wreath leaving space for the bow at the top.  Circle ribbon all the way around wreath front to back to front until you get back to the top.  Attach both ends under the wreath base then glue a bow at the top.  Attach form strips all the way around wreath in the back then attach wreath to the card center.  Add the wise owl with glue and foam dots or strips to the bottom of wreath.

Finish by adding some copper Nuvo drops here and there on the wreath and glitter the card base.

Thanks for visiting today!


I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”


Monday, October 25, 2021

Christmas Village Slimline


This magical menagerie of dies helps celebrate one of the most festive times of the year through paper crafting! The Holiday Medley Collection consists of eight die sets and a Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set that coordinates with one of the die sets. The array of dies can be mixed within existing die sets to offer more creative options. These include the Make a Scene Card Base and 3D Vignettes. The versatile new Merry Filigree Card Builder, Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder and Joy Crescent Card Builder sets create different card formats from A2, A7, Mini Slimline, to Slimline. In addition, you can remove the Christmas Motifs and use them year-round.

The dies I've used today are: S5-462 Silent Night Make A Scene,  S5-464 Merry Filigree Card Builder along with a basic scallop nesting die from
I used some snowflake background paper, white cardstock and silver cardstock.
My moon is made using a 1" circle punch.

Thanks for visiting today!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Amazing Paper grace Sweet Serenade Blog Hop


The Sweet Serenade Notecard Collection is simply to extend a sweet thought or warm greeting to let them know you’re thinking of them through a heartwarming notecard. The inspiration behind this collection is the ability to create beautiful notecards. Everything in this collection coordinates together from the card base to the embellishments to the stamps to make wonderful notecard creations! Notecards also make a wonderful gift as a boxed set! Swoon your family and friends with a special handmade gift! Make it seasonal for fall or for the holidays. Maybe a specific style such as soft vintage, clean and simple, or even a mixed media twist!

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

My Projects for Today


Today I've made 4 note cards 4" X 4" with coordinating envelopes and
a matching box to store them in or give them as a gift which
is my intent with these cards.

Designers Tip: 
#1 The dies fit so nicely together try making the inside a different color or use pattern paper.
#2 Make the envelopes before making the box to make sure everything fits nicely.

Sweet Serenade Notecards Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection.

Purple cardstock, lavender cardstock, white cardstock, Nuvo Drops-Lavender, light yellow cardstock, two tone purple ribbon, rhinestone brad,  Dries Clear Adhesive,  foam sheet, envelope maker 

Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishments SKU: S4-1149,  Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments Etched Dies SKU: S4-1148, S3-420 Petite Floral Potpourri flowers

Ink: New Sprout Memento (leaves).

For more Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using the Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection!
Visit Patricia Manhire

Please comment: Which Sweet Serenade Notecards set speaks to you?
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The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Christmas Wishes

Good morning!
I've used the wreath pieces this time for a Christmas card!
I love the bell included with this set!

find the materials list HERE

Card size:  4 7/8 X 6 7/8”

Cut shaped card (see video) from white cardstock folded to 5 X 7”.  Leave cutting edge of outer Lattice Swirl Gateway hanging over the fold by about 1/4".  Cut another white front of card then glue in place matching bottom, top and right-side edges.  Cut 1 decorative Lattice Swirl die from red and 1 from gold cardstock using the outer die with the decorative die to make a frame.  Glue gold frame and red decorative die to card front. 

Cut Seasonal Wreath outline from green paper and 1 from green decorative paper.  Cut some Seasonal Wreath holly from Gold Luxe.  Cut bow from gold luxe and red cardstock (gold will be the outline of bow).  Cut one of the sentiments from decorative paper then cut a gold mat for it, fishtail ends.

Stamp all winter pieces multiple times, die cut, color.  Glaze some pieces with Lacquer.  Glitter other pieces.  Hang bell in the center of wreath with gold thread (easiest to do before decorating wreath). Make the wreath with all the winter pieces colored and cut out.  Glue the bow at the top then pop wreath up inn the center of Gateway opening.  Support bell with double layer of pop up dot.

Stamp poinsettia using Vermillion, sponge with Red carnation, die cut then shape in mold (see video).  Insert gold bead stamen through double layer of poinsettia for each flower.  Stamp leaves using Fern Green, sponge with Leaf Green, die cut and shape in mold.  Glue 3 flowers and several leaves to the bottom of card. 

Curve the sentiment and glue it between wreath and poinsettia.  Glitter flowers and card.


Psalm 139:1-6, 13-16

Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is high; I cannot attain it.

For you formed my inward parts;
    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
    my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Merry Christmas Scrollwork


Hello Amazing Paper Grace Fans!

Today I have another Christmas card for you.  
I've gone with a darker than ivory background and this gorgeous scroll 
slimline in metallic gold (it is actually half this size, 
I doubled it making a diamond in the center).
I used a red and dark cream plaid paper that has thin gold lines.
It matches so perfectly!
I had to go with some beautiful poinsettias again but this time in a darker red.  
I used some tiny gold micro beads for the centers.
To finish off this card I made a double metallic gold bow.

I hope you give this one a try!  Go get crafty!!

Silent Night Make A Scene

God speaks these words over those who love and honor Him.

Psalm 91: 14-16
14 "Because he holds fast to Me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows My name.
15 When he calls to Me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

Friday, October 15, 2021

Shaped Gift Cards


This magical menagerie of dies helps celebrate one of the most festive times of the year through paper crafting! The Holiday Medley Collection consists of eight die sets and a Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set that coordinates with one of the die sets. The array of dies can be mixed within existing die sets to offer more creative options. These include the Make a Scene Card Base and 3D Vignettes. The versatile new Merry Filigree Card Builder, Celebrate Scrollwork Card Builder and Joy Crescent Card Builder sets create different card formats from A2, A7, Mini Slimline, to Slimline. In addition, you can remove the Christmas Motifs and use them year-round.

Head on over to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement page on FaceBook for step by step instructions on how to create the little shaped
Christmas Gift Cards!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Wreath Debut

Good morning!
Look at these fun wreaths, we all like to make wreaths don't we?
Join in the fun then post your creation on the Heartfelt Creation FaceBook page for all to admire!

For a list of materials click HERE

Card size:  5 1/2 X 5 1/2"

Fold ivory cardstock to 5 3/4 X 5 3/4" then place largest Octagon die on it with cutting edge off of the fold, barely, it will still cut a full octagon if straight cutting edge is just outside of fold.

Cut another large octagon from gold color cardstock and cover front matching edges.  Cut one from Rust cardstock with the next size down octagon also to make an octagon frame for front of card, cut and glue to card front.  Cut a large octagon from light gold color decorative paper for the inside of card then glue in place.  Cut a smaller octagon frame (4 1/2") from light gold color cardstock then pop it up placing octagon with point down, this frame will be perfect for the fall wreath.

Cut the Seasonal Wreath outline die from rust cardstock then pop it up in the center of light gold octagon frame.  Stamp all the fall d├ęcor or the pieces you want on the wreath (some will need to be stamped 3 or 4 times and stamp the smallest Rustic Sunflowers using Tuxedo Black, die cut then color all with Copic Markers.

Glaze the grapes and some of the leaves with 3D Lacquer.  Glitter the flowers and pumpkins.  Glue wreath pieces down on wreath base and pop some of the pieces up.  Pop pumpkins at the bottom with owl trio on top of them.  Add Redland Elements to the sunflowers.

Die cut the bow using Seasonal Wreath Die set from dark purple and from purple.  Use the dark purple for the outline part of bow.  Glue it to the top of wreath. 

Cut out one of the sentiments and mat it with medium gold color cardstock, fishtail the ends and curve it around a fat pen (I use a Copic Marker).  Glue it to the center of wreath.  Glitter the card.

My next card is spring related with a twist, looks like someone has had a new addition to their family!

Find the list of materials for this card HERE

Card size:  5 1/2 X 5 1/2"

Use the outer die of the Simply Elegant Centerpiece to cut a folded 5 3/4 X 5 3/4" white heavy weight card leaving top part of the die off the edge of fold about 1/4".  Use the outer die again to cut green plaid decorative paper and another white cardstock piece then glue to top of card matching edges.  Cut the large inside decorative part of octagon from light green decorative paper then pop it up onto card front.

Stamp all the pieces (at least 2 times) of the summer wreath and the (congrats on decorative paper) using Tuxedo Black on white cardstock, die cut all, color with Copic Markers.  Cut Seasonal Wreath outline from green, pop up on center of card.

Arrange leaves and flowers around wreath, leaving room at the bottom for the birds and nest.  Glue and pop up some of the pieces around wreath, pop up nest and birds then add tag and ribbon under nest.  Add the little hearts to the center of wreath.   Glitter the wreath and card, add some lacquer to some leaves.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you got some inspiration!
Go get crafty!


Loving One Another

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.


Monday, October 11, 2021

October Die of The Month From Amazing Paper Grace

 Good morning!

Elegance is our go-to style at Amazing Paper Grace.  It's a cascade of tendrils that can be snipped here and there to be used for top and bottom card decoration.  Say welcome to the Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month - Flourished Fleurit.
The inspiration for Flourished Fleurit comes from looking through our stashes for just the right Rectangle or just the right Square.  Guess what - Flourished Fleurit can be both.  A snip here or a snip there give this just the right proportion to be a rectangle or a square.  We cleverly added in sprigs of flowers so that you can cover your transitions.  Hunting for elegant corners for a slimline - look no further.  A snip or two has you covered.

For my card today:
I used the Flourished Fleurit, the Cinch and Go Poinsettias (S4-960) and Mosaic Bracket Card Builder (S5-461) for the sentiment.
My card base is Ivory which I cut to the shape of the outer die to make a shaped card. The decorative die cuts are gold (sometimes that is hard to see
in photos), glued to the ivory card base.  I then cut the sentiment outline
from Ivory and the inner words from gold, glued them to the inner
decorative gold die cut.
I cut the poinsettias from red and green (same size per flower times 2 red 
plus 1 green each).
From the back of each petal I used the Golf Groove Tools to give a bit of form to the flowers then used hot glue to put them together after inserting gold stamen.

I hope you've been inspired to create today!!  Go get crafty!
Die of the Month Flourished Fleurit

Matthew 5: 43-46
43 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’[q] and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies![r] Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike. 46 If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? 

This world today needs to be shown love no matter how differently we all think....
think about it.