Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer | Gloria Stengel

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Gloria Stengel shares a beautiful card using S5-402 Candlewick Lace Cardfront - see full post at
It’s my pleasure to welcome a new Guest Designer to work with us during the month of January.  This month’s designer is a veteran of the industry and has spent time on Design Teams of many major companies.  Her style is precise and impeccable; please welcome Gloria Stengel to the blog!!  Today she is showcasing S5-204 Candlewick Lace Card Front and it’s a lovely design with stunning design paper!

Be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of January for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies. Here’s a bit about Gloria!

Hello, there! My name is Gloria Stengel and I am an east coast transplant to the San Diego, California area, where I’ve lived for almost 15 years. I have been married to Matt for 32 years and we have three (mostly) grown children. We were a homeschooling family for 18 years, but now the youngest is in college and the older two are working at post-college careers. I have so much more time for playing with paper!

I started rubber stamping in 1991 and scrapbooking in 1996, but have been a paper lover (and hoarder) all my life. I have been designing for scrapbooking companies, stores, and blogs since 2006, and I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best companies in the business.

I try to spend time in my studio every day, even if it’s just to clean and organize. I think I love to organize almost as much as I love creating with paper! I especially enjoy making cards as they were the second papercraft I tried – the first being making paper dolls out of catalogs, wallpaper samples, and old wrapping paper…when I was about five years old! My second love is mini albums. I like to mix paper collections for my mini albums, and add lots of flip-outs, tuck spots, and tags! I occasionally make scrapbook layouts and mixed media projects, if I have time in between making cards and minis!  

I love to teach paper crafting both in-person and online.


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Elegant Inspiration by Gloria Stengel

Doesn’t the color of the card just grab you?  I’ve seen the Candlewick Lace Card Front Die used in lots of elegant one tone cards but when Gloria combined it so expertly with detailed patterns, it definitely got my attention.  She managed to swing the look to a themed card and the butterflies are a sweet addition.  I can’t wait to give this a try.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Gloria Stengel shares a beautiful card using S5-402 Candlewick Lace Cardfront - see full post at

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Gloria Stengel shares a beautiful card using S5-402 Candlewick Lace Cardfront - see full post at

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Gloria Stengel shares a beautiful card using S5-402 Candlewick Lace Cardfront - see full post at

There aren’t enough words to describe how much I love her card.  Her use of design paper to complement the die is amazing moreover, it brings a whole new look to the Candlewick Lace Card front!


Join me here on New Year’s Eve for the 8th Annual Seasons Giving Blog Hop. I’ll be showing one of my favorite projects I created in 2019 and it features my newest 3D Mini-Album Collection.   What’s more, there is an opportunity to win from 60 different prize-giving bloggers and businesses.

On January 2nd I’ll be debuting a new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month!

  • Andre M.December 30, 2019 - 9:16 am

    The papers and florals pair beautifully with this gorgeous design.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassDecember 30, 2019 - 9:18 am

    Love Gloria S. Designs. Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from her this month.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 30, 2019 - 10:59 am

    GORGEOUS WORK, Gloria! I too LOVE your color combination & the designer papers you’ve used! Which makes for STUNNING WORK! I look forward to seeing what you create for us using Becca’s dies!

    I look forward to seeing what YOU have for us too, Becca!

    HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 30, 2019 - 1:29 pm

    One of my favorite colors!! So beautiful Gloria! Becca’s dies make cardmaking so much simpler and more beautiful than ever! I love all she produces for us!!! Happy New Year to you both.

    • Gloria StengelJanuary 3, 2020 - 5:32 pm

      Thank you, Ann! This was such fun for me to try something a little different, but keep my “signature style” intact! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 30, 2019 - 3:21 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I am excited to see Gloria Stengel as your guest designer. I am most familiar with Gloria through her work with Graphic 45 and her work is excellent!
    Sounds like exciting times to come as 2020 is shaping up to be a very creative year!!!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Sheila BaconDecember 30, 2019 - 3:33 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous card! This card should definitely be put in a shadow box to be admired for a long time. I’m in awe of your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoDecember 30, 2019 - 8:50 pm

    Gloria makes the most detailed and layered cards! Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Diane LynneDecember 31, 2019 - 1:06 am

    What a gorgeous card. Looking forward to more creations.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy WethingtonDecember 31, 2019 - 5:40 am

    So pretty Gloria!ReplyCancel

  • HelenDecember 31, 2019 - 9:09 am

    Always enjoy seeing Gloria’s work and this is no exception. Incorporating this die with her beautiful paper crafting is so lovely. tfsReplyCancel

  • Nancy fDecember 31, 2019 - 3:28 pm

    Looking forward to your wonderful dies for 2020!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanDecember 31, 2019 - 9:20 pm

    Love your work, Gloria!! Am one of your avid followers and looking forward to seeing more of your Spellbinder’s creations!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJanuary 1, 2020 - 8:21 am

    I so love both of your designs. You both have challenged me to try different directions in card making. Someone once said to me, “you can’t just make a plain card, can you”? No I can’t, I love all the colors and layers of dreign you both do. I love the beauty of the due cut and the color of the patterns of this card.ReplyCancel

    • Gloria StengelJanuary 3, 2020 - 5:35 pm

      Lorrayne, keep making layered cards! I refuse to give up all my lovely layers of paper and cardstock. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Denice : )January 1, 2020 - 8:58 am

    Oh my, this is just so beautiful…. absolutely love the color choices …ReplyCancel