APG August 2019 Die of the Month – Elegant Knots

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35207

Good morning sweet peeps!  The months literally fly by.  It seems that I was just here telling you about the July Die of the Month (one of my favorites so far) and then shazam, I wake up and we’re in a new month.  As always, I really enjoy having a die of the month program.  It gives me the chance to keep on creating and with these dies, I can cater more toward unique features.  I’m trying to add a line up that will utilize several techniques and features to broaden our stashes or the toolbox, so to speak.  Today I ticked to introduce the August Die of the Month – Elegant Knots.  All of the samples this month show how easy it is to take this die and use it for several holiday occasions.   I made samples for Christmas, Valentines Day and an Anniversary.

On August 5th the Creative Team will be tickled to show their makes with the die

Inspiration for Elegant Knots

Elegant Knots was created because my love of a card front die that can also be used as a decoration and because of the ability to stencil through the channel in the lines of the die.  For this die, the embossed lines are so pronounced that all it really took to get the stencil look in all the samples is to sit an ink pad on top and swipe over it.  The raised area picks up the color and the non-raised areas do not.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a die that caters to that intriguing feature.  I’ve had fun creating :-)   Today in the video I’m sharing how to make a showcase ornament for a Christmas Tree or even another occasion, like wedding or anniversary.

Elegant Knot Samples

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35207
I love a shaped card!  This one has that vellum that gives it an ethereal look.  It was really a joy to create a die that is so easily colored and embellished.  On this one I swiped a Gold Delicata ink pad across the top to give it color.

APG August 2019 Die of the Month - Elegant Knots
I used the same technique to make the star ornament.  It actually goes quite well with the Christmas card at the top of the post but also makes the Valentines Day Card right above it.

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35207
As always, I love to be able to create a basket or box from the same die.  You know, I have that ensemble thing going on, lol!

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35207

Last but not least, the anniversary card!  This one is made by crisscrossing two of the elegant knot motifs.


Well, that’s my shares for you with the August 2019 Die of the Month!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of Elegant Knots.  As always, over on the Spellbinders Blog, there is a cool project that I’ve not shown here.

If you have purchased any of the Die of the Month Dies, I hope you’ll leave a review.  Just pop over to the Die of the month page.

If there is something you’d particularly like to see as a Die of the Month or a type of die that you don’t like, pop up to the comments tab of the blog and leave me a private note.  There’s a whole team of people who debate these dies every month and we critique if we’re giving you the best value and most unique combinations on the market.  Yes, it is that important!  For that reason, I’m always keen to hear your feedback :-)post-header-bottom

I owe you all a life summary soon! The journey I’m on is so, so unexpected.  I’ll share soon.

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  • KristalAugust 3, 2019 - 10:31 am

    These die cuts are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 3, 2019 - 10:33 am

    So Beautiful wish you lived closs then we can craft together. Thanks for sharing your Amazing projectsReplyCancel

  • DianneAugust 3, 2019 - 10:35 am

    Becca – you’ve outdone yourself with this die! The cards and die cut creations are fabulous! You just have unique ways of expressing yourself in your creations. I just love everything you put out! Hugs
    the kardlady at Kalico KardsReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaAugust 3, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Good morning Becca, you never cease to amaze me!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • nancy fAugust 3, 2019 - 11:40 am

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 3, 2019 - 12:10 pm

    Hi Becca This die is so Elegant love it xReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 3, 2019 - 12:42 pm

    Once again Becca, you have exceeded all expectations. Another truly amazing die with fabulous projects. I don’t know how you you get better each month but you do! Simply amazing!!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 3, 2019 - 12:50 pm

    Stunning….I may need to buy two just in case one wears out!!!!! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 3, 2019 - 2:05 pm

    Another beautiful die. All the projects you created with this die are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunAugust 3, 2019 - 4:19 pm

    Wow! what a beautiful die. Love the Christmas ornament the most but the cards are beautiful also.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 3, 2019 - 6:35 pm

    This die is GORGEOUS, Becca! It makes me think of a Celtic Knot. GORGEOUS CREATIONS TOO!!! ;) I ALWAYS enjoy seeing you create your master pieces! LOL ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"August 3, 2019 - 9:08 pm

    This is just a stunning card. I usually don’t like the color red on a card but this is so perfect. Outstanding. Also looking forward to hearing about what all has been happening in your life. I have wondered many times how you have fared after the big storm damaged your house and sent you away from home for a while. You may have already posted on facebook about this but I am not on facebook and end up being in the dark on so many things. Take care sweet computer friend . God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodAugust 4, 2019 - 7:56 am

    Oh Becca. A beautiful die set with gorgeous makes. Thank you for sharing the video. The project is so lovely and very creative! I bet many crafters will make the ornament.

    The other shared projects are stunners!

    You are always such a sweet inspiration, Becca. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 5, 2019 - 3:09 pm

    Another beautiful die love make the most beautiful dies and your work is always so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamAugust 6, 2019 - 12:30 am

    So lovely. Am amazed at everything you do with one die. The ornament is so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonAugust 6, 2019 - 9:11 am

    Absolutely stunning, Becca!Love that you always include a basket in your projects! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanAugust 6, 2019 - 10:42 am

    This is so versatile and loved how to use it without even cutting both sides as seen on Judy’s blog. From masculine to exquisite Anniversary cards like yours with two of the die cuts intertwined! Very nice and a great addition to all of your fabulous products!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 12, 2019 - 8:29 am

    Becca your designs are stunning and this is no exception. You never fail to put a smile on my face when I open up my APGDOM package and a smile in my heart when I create with them. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 12, 2019 - 8:32 am

    Another beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

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