Happy Memorial Day, friends. I hope you are spending time with loved ones! It has been some time since I’ve posted but we’re back for one last look at the die of the month. I just love dies that transform into different things! When you look at this die template there is no limit to the ways it can be fixed and flipped and folded to give you a beautiful prop, box, or card. Welcome to the APG May 2020 Die of the Month – Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over.
We often talk about that “easy to use die template” that you reach for time after time after time. This, is one of those. This month after using it, we’ve seen it make the most darling filigree envelope that simply requires cutting and folding. We’ve seen it make a simple notecard that will produce a card in under five minutes. We’ve seen it make a box top that simply takes the time to score and fold the box and drape the die over the top. As always, the die makes a card that goes from just die-cutting to one that has layers of the filigree elements crisscrossed. Lol, do cards make themselves? Almost, with this one!~ That puts in on our “goto” list.
Here are the dies included in the set: My Project Today:
I love using die cuts for projects in the house. Sometimes when I have a guest over for coffee or tea and dessert, I’ll create a place setting with a little gift. No guests right now but for when I do, I’ve created a sleeve to hold the place setting silverware and a small basket!!
If you want to find out more about the Club – prices, how you sign up and what’s included, please look ——–> HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ——->HERE.
It’s amazing to see what the rest of the APG Creative Team made with this die. Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!
We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page ——-> HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit
, Dear Gracelets, today I’m introducing you to Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over but first, on a personal note . . . I want to share my current journey. Life happens, I dropped off the radar in March because I needed to move. The Corona Virus is affecting all of our lives and in my case; I had to move quickly. I’ve not lived in my home since October 2018 when Hurricane Michael destroyed it – I’ve been sleeping on youngest daughter’s sofa in North Carolina, lol. Since she continues to work in a job where she interacts with the public – I knew that to be safe, I had to leave.
What an adventure!
It’s been an adventure. Moving is a gruelling business and I was on my own. I decided to replace the RV that was also destroyed in the hurricane and set out to shop for a replacement trailer that I thought I could live and work in for a while. I taught myself how to tow the travel trailer (yes it was scary) then I loaded the travel trailer with all of my studio stuff and towed it to Florida. It’s amazing how much stuff I amassed in the last year and a half when trying to work from somewhere else. Most of my things were ruined in the hurricane or left behind but I’ve replenished them and now have had to move them. Fun stuff! Then I headed back to NC to pack the remainder of my non-work stuff and then back to Florida again pulling a full U-Haul.
I’m grateful that God gives you the strength to do what you have to do when you need to do it. I never would have imagined that I could have done this, but I did and all on my own :-)
I’m in Florida now and safe, and over time I’ll sort out what happens with my house. In the meantime, I’ve managed to cobble together some internet connectivity that reaches my new tiny abode and today is my first time online that I haven’t had to accomplish on my phone. Life goes on!! My creed is to craft through it all! So without further chit chat, I’m pleased to introduce my next Die of the Month – Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over.
Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Inspiration
I’m not going to lie . . . this is a huge die, but was done deliberately, to give you so many different ways to use it. As you know, I try to fold in as much functionality in a Die of the Month as I can because we don’t simply use one die per card. We pull elements from our stash and use them where they make sense.
My goal with this die was to give you a card die – it’s 6″ square. . . check.
I wanted this die to have a folding element to inspire you to make gatefold type cards or an envelope . . . check.
For A2 card folks, there is a 4″ square motif that can be solid or framed . . . check.
This die is now my go-to for a box top – it folds over to embellish so easily . . . check.
Lastly, I wanted four inlaid corners that work marvelously for embellishment . . . check.
From the tiny studio in the back of my tiny home, I pulled these samples together last week, in one day’s time. I say that because these dies simply make themselves into projects – the ideas were flowing.
One of my favorites is this quick envelope – this video will help you get started:
Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Samples
Just a note . . . I designed the Die of the Month and it is sold by Spellbinders. It is a part of an ongoing subscription club that discounts the die and renews from month to month. It can only be ordered or changed from the Spellbinders website. I don’t have access to take orders for it or make changes – it’s best that way :-) It’s an excellent way to get a large multifunctional set each month at the same price – within your budget. In the subscription, you can join when you want and you can quit when you want.
Die of the Month is available to members for the month they are released in. After that, if there are any leftovers, they are added to the Spellbinders store for sale at full price. You can see all of the past Dies of the Month HERE.
I encourage you to join. What’s more inspiring to have a fresh die coming into your hands each month that will compel you to create?
Friends, in my downtime I have missed sending out some prizes. I promise to get caught up including announcing the winners of the last blog hop. Give me a second to get things in order and I’ll have a prize-winning update post. In the meantime, I’m eager to know how each of you is getting on. How are you faring in the face of this virus?
Things are not always what they appear! When you look at this die set, you may be hard pressed to see what it becomes but that’s why we’re here – bring on the inspiration! We’re so tickled to be introducing a new and unique take on doilies. Please welcome the Dimensional Doilies Collection. Hop through with all of the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team to get a small taste of inspiration as well as see how each has used these new motifs!
Inspiration for Dimensional Doilies
Some of the first dies ever to hit the market were doilies. They gave you a symmetrical base to put your card elements on and they simply frame your creation and draw your eye inward. By now you probably have many flavors of doilies in your stash. These doilies are different. With one pass of the die, three identical motifs are created. These motifs have perforations and slits on each edge. When the perforations are folded and the slits are intersected, it creates a round doily of 6 to nine pieces that has a secondary filigree layer. The texture, dimension and pure femininity they add to a card front is gorgeous.
This collection is full of rims and the ability to create shadow layers, each die gives you several options. Whether you like an intricate layer or the solid layer, the choice is yours!
My Project For Today:
I’m tickled to introduce all four of the dimensional doilies :-)
I’ve layered two in each card and you can see individual doilies displayed by each Creative Team member.
Here I am showing: S4-1059 Timeless Grace Doily and S4-1055 Starburst Petal Doily
I wanted to show the effect when you layer two doilies. It gives a very pleasing depth and dimension and because the doilies are shaped differently, they are easily staggered so that you can see the layers beneath.
I’ve layered two in each card and you can see individual doilies displayed by each Creative Team member. Here I am showing: S4-1061 Pointed Harmony and S4-1060 Heart Melange
These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–>HERE
Be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Member’s post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous Die of the Month.
There are two dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our 6 blogs on the Introducing Dimensional Doilies post between April 13 and April 17, 2020, at midnight US Central Time. We encourage all of our international friends to participate! The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on April 18th. (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).
Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice Becca’s Die of the Month. These dies are typically only available to club members however you can win your choice of any die that has not already sold out.
There will be a total of two dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs. If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise. The dies are sent out in batches and will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace – in view of our world events – we are behind on recent prize winnings but bear with us and we will get caught up.
Thanks so much for stopping by as we introduce Dimensional Doilies. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, the entire team hopes we find you well. Please stay strong, stay safe and stay busy during the pandemic. Let us know what you are doing to stay engaged.
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