Good morning sweet peeps! I’ve finally made it back home but while I was travelling the creative team was busy at work! I didn’t think it was possible, but they’ve really dug in to show some wonderful alternatives with the Vintage Elegance Dies. This is going to be a lengthy posts, but this week you’ll see some of the dies in use that you haven’t seen before like the tiny tags that Melissa is using – this is what they look like in real life :-) Kristi has a stunning creation that has never entered my mind but no wedding should be without. Joanna is showing a lovely visually textured way with flowers. Teresa takes us through the whole gamut of giving – and an easy to make gift! Stay with us to the end, the video that Anita promised, she indeed filmed! I’m linking to it so you can see exactly how she took a simple flower assembly and shazzammed it into something else. There’s more info on each blog about how to make, so if you click through the links on the designers name to the original cards, in many cases the instructions will be there.
Melissa Bove jumped straight out of the box and turned Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die on it’s side! She used the filigree as the inlay for a card and the half fan header as a decorative focal piece on her card. If you look closely, she pulled one of the sweet mini tags and used the Read Me sentiment on from the Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set. If you pop over to Melissa blog – she walks you through the steps on exactly how to make them with close ups of each piece individually.
Kristi Schurr made me gasp when I realized what she had made. It’s so sweet! Think about it – someone is getting married and you want a way for them to have their vows for a keepsake. Kristi created a little book that the bride and groom each can write their vows into that can be saved for their legacy. It would be so easy to have the interior printed and inserted into the booklet before the ceremony so that each could have them at the alter. She took the Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and computer generated a sentiment on the rectangle from Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set. Yes, this is an elegant look, so for her second creation, she’s showing you a card made from the same dies that becomes a birthday card – all with the same charm! But wait – I actually was on Kristi’s blog reading how she constructed when she outlined that the second card is a full sized card with two repeats of the filigree motif. You must pop over to read how she did it!
Joanna Krogulec has such a way with flowers! She added the perfect embellishments and paper choices to make Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower unique again! Feathers, twine and tulle add so much texture that resonates perfectly with her dimensional background. You can see a “How to” on assembling the basic flower HERE. I love how Joanna used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares as a base for her creation. Check out her second creation using book pages with the flower – yep, you had me at book pages :-)
Teresa Horner has a eye full to share today – be sure to scroll down through all three back to back posts on her blog. I would never have thought of this but she combined Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set with Spellbinders S4-703 Graceful Fans Border as a unique layering set. I just imagine that as occasions come up, switching out the sentiment makes for a go to, easy to make card.
Oh, and then have a look at a the bookmark gift that Teresa made. Both Melissa and Teresa have crafted unforgettable bookmarks that anyone would love to place in their book. The bookmarks are both created so that the book page goes in between the filigree and the back flap with the gorgeous spray that sticks out on the top. This Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set ie also functions as a tag:-)
For her last creation, Teresa reminds us that if you ever struggle with colors, tone on tone is the way to go!! She used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares to make a stunning, on point card!
Anita Kejriwal shared a creation make with stunning card flowers last week that I could hard believe had been made with Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower. She’s back with another flower card made with Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval, Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set and Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers to show us how she made them in a video. After you’ve made the basic flower as Joanna has done above, you definitely want to try out your skills with this version. Anita add texture and depth to a natively flat,simple flower. The coolest thing is that by creating the way Anita does, you leave room to thread stamens through the center of the flowers! Check the video link below!! Anita has one last creation to share today as well and that’s a lovely card made using the Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set as panels!! It creates a grand base!!
I’m loving the inspiration this week and I hope you are too!! Thanks for joining us for our Creative Team Recap day!!
Wow, I love the wedding vows booklet. I just received my Filigree Booklet die, and have already made a set of booklets as a gift for a new friend with some of her favourite faith quotes in it. I absolutely love my new Platinum 6 machine, it is so great to be able to cut 5 or 6 sheets of paper at one time! Your team is amazing, no wonder you selected each of them. Off to see how those flowers are made….
Lynette, thank you! They are a blessing for sure! I’m so tickled that we can do a recap day every week to give you ideas on what you can make!!
WOW!! I love all the creations!! My filigree booklet die is on its way along with several other dies used above. Can’t wait to make some booklets and bookmarks!! And dont forget those gorgeous flowers! TFS.
Hi there sweet friend!! Missing Debbie and whenever I think of her, I think of you. Hope you are doing fine :-)
Oh, My Goodness! So many lovely items and I love them all. I would love to learn how to make the flowers on the last card. They remind me of my favorite flowers-Carnations and also a Rose at the same time.
Just love seeing all the new techniques by the different artists. Each has their own unique style. I think everyone has their own style and my sis always tells me, she could pick out one of my cards in a display of many. I can always pick hers out as well. Enjoyed Anita’s video of the flowers. Haven’t ordered any of the new series as yet as I was away for vacation and waiting until I have returned.
Hugs to you and your great team,
WOW! What a blessing to see such talented work from these ladies. It makes me happy to look at all the cards. Anyone would be so touched to receive one of these cards.
Great work from the team Becca ,you must be so proud of them, well done everyone.
Elaine H X
Oh my goodness..loving Anita flowers. Just Wow!
Seeing all these beautiful creations here at one time is pretty spectacular. What a resource your blog is to fuel one’s imagination. I love all the different treatments of the same dies. This is particularly useful in helping me make selections of dies for my own collection. Definitely some “must haves” here plus great ideas for ones already in my stash!
What inspiration…I want to make something beautiful every day!
Love & blessings, Sandy
Oh wow! Each and everyone of these creations are just so beautiful!!!!! What a fantastic and talented team you have!!
Beautiful inspirations :)
Good morning Becca, wow what a fabulous team!!! My head is going crazy with all this gorgeousness to look at!!!
Thankyou for such a wonderful place to visit and get so many ideas Bless you!!!
Have a good one!!!
Morning Becca, Wow !! what an amazing ‘showcase’ of all these very pretty projects. Well done APG Design Team !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Hi Becca thank you so much for all this inspiration we
are all being so spoilt lol
The girls are so talented love the different styles they have
you have chosen well hugs PamXXX
Amazing work from your team Becca!!
Each creation is beautiful and I really enjoyed the video. I love creating my own flowers and truly appreciate a new die set and a new way to craft a flower.
Oh. My. Gosh!!! Another week of AMAZING cards by your creative team!!! I am so impressed on how they share your design vision but carry it out with their own unique styles.
WoW! Such lovely projects!! I just had to add a couple of items to my wishlist! ; )
Welcome home, Becca! Hope you had a fabulous time.
What a lovely lot of eye candy you have shared with us! Loving everything!
I don’t know how I missed this . I know why I did though . My granddaughter was to be born.
They’re all beautiful dies. I think the Hemstitch Rectangles are my favorite of the release.
The cards are just beautiful Becca.
Your team did a great job.
Absolutely lovely!! Really want to try this after seeing your video!