Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose & Filigree Duo Slip In Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35613
I love a slip-in card because if I go with the flow, it’s an easy make.  Simply cut the slip in, add a panel, add embellies and sentiment and I’m done.  Hi there friends, I always look forward to the beginning of the month and the opportunity to show you what I’ve been working on.   The Rose & Filigree Duo Slip In Card has been on my heart for a while.  I get emails from followers all the time and they tell me what types of things will make their craft time easier.

This Slip in concept makes for a very easy card.  The decorative inlay cut die holds your focal panel in place – just add a sentiment!!  It creates a stunning horizontal or portrait-oriented card and is sized to work for a 5 x 7 card but if you get creative, the elements will also work in an A2 card as belly bands.  I’ve put together a video to show you how the slip in concept works – it’s below.

 

Rose & Filigree Duo Slip in Samples

Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose & Filigree Duo Slip In Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35613

Here I’m using the rose panel but have it turned horizontally and it acts like a belly band.  It gives me enough room to add a decorative panel and tuck extra items inside the band.  I’ve used the filigree panel as a decorative edge behind everything.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose & Filigree Duo Slip In Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35613

For this sample, I’ve melded together four of the filigree panels to make a full background by overlapping them slightly.  The background afforded me room to pop up a sweet sentiment!

 

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As always the creative team and I are working in the background on makes.  It’s rough but someone has to do it right?!?  Join us on December 11 when we roll out additional inspiration for these dies.

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  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 2, 2019 - 7:14 am

    Quick and easy, that’s what I like. Thanks Becca for the ease and elegance!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 2, 2019 - 7:19 am

    Oh my, Becca! This is such a fabulous concept, and I just love how delicate this die is. Gorgeous make! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 2, 2019 - 8:09 am

    I LOVE IT, Becca! I can see smaller cards than A2 with this die too! ;) SO CREATIVE & BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylDecember 2, 2019 - 8:12 am

    Love the die! What an excellent idea!ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.December 2, 2019 - 8:22 am

    Another stunning beauty, can’t wait to check out the video and see the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~ TownDecember 2, 2019 - 8:25 am

    Oh my, I’m in love with this months dies!
    Your projects are absolutely gorgeous.
    Oh how I would love to spend a weekend crafting with you, what an experience that would be, filled with talent, friendship and kindness?
    Thank you Becca, for your wonderful inspiration, kindness and beautiful pieces of art work you create, you are one of a kind?ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 2, 2019 - 9:45 am

    Another winner. Fabulous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayDecember 2, 2019 - 9:56 am

    Absolutely Lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 2, 2019 - 10:02 am

    Everything looks so pretty! The lacier the better, I always say, and there is a gorgeous lacy look here. Thanks for another beautiful set, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MelissaDecember 2, 2019 - 10:03 am

    What an interesting and beautiful concept. I enjoyed watching the video and learning about these new dies. Thank you ?ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 2, 2019 - 11:00 am

    Becca you never seem to amaze me with the dies you come up with. These cards are elegant and so beautiful. Always look forward to seeing what you create with the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippDecember 2, 2019 - 12:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful mine can not come soon enough!!!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BushDecember 2, 2019 - 2:28 pm

    Hi Becca,
    It never ceases to amaze me how even your simple cards look so sophisticated and elegant. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 2, 2019 - 7:21 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    These dies are so beautiful and designed to simplify the card making process for all of us…I’m so excited! You’re so thoughtful to provide a tutorial, also. Thank you!
    Love & Blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Barbara TobiasDecember 3, 2019 - 3:51 pm

    Becca – this is beyond beautiful. Love the slip in feature but need to really compliment your flower. Great presentation.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonDecember 4, 2019 - 2:34 pm

    Gorgeous cards, Becca! The first one is absolutely stunning! It’s so romantic! Love the swirls and lacey design of this slip in die! Your other examples are gorgeous! Beautiful work as always.
    Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel


Every month we welcome a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.   We wait with bated breath to see their first designs and it’s always a revelation how someone with another style set processes the same dies we use day to day.  Please welcome Elena Ivanova-Dineva to the blog.  When we were introduced to her images to us, we were blown away by the styling and detail and we think you will be too.

Be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of December for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  In the meantime, let me introduce you to Elena!

Hi! My name is Elena.

I started my crafting journey way back in 2000 after being asked from a friend If I would make little greeting cards for her flower shop. Another friend of mine introduced me to papercrafts. I was hooked and since then and I have never stopped exploring the scrapbooking world.

I have always loved art and crafts from a very young age. Sewing and knitting were my favourite hobbies as a child inherited from my grandmother, who was a fashionista and seamstress.   During my crafter life, I have delved into different techniques and styles. I took to rubber and digital stamping, embossing techniques, Copic colouring, mixed media, dimensional projects, scrapbook albums and of course card making.  My last passion is making foamiran flowers which are an amazing addition to my scrapbook projects. Besides flowers for small projects, I love making real looking flowers and flower accessories.

I am happily married to my student sweetheart. We live in Bristol, UK, with our beloved teen daughter. My family is completed by our ragdoll cat Millie who is the princess of the house. I love to create and inspire other crafters.

It is a big pleasure to be a part of the Amazing Paper Grace Team as a Guest Designer.

Hugs,
Elena

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Here are her social media links:

         Blog:    https://elenashandmadecards.blogspot.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/ElenaKD.handmade/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/elena_iv.creations/

Elegant Inspiration by Elena Ivanova-Dineva

This is a simply charming creation by Elena using the Grand Dome 3D Vignette. Instead of using the diecut inserts you can use with Vignettes, she used a delightful set of design papers to create the depth in this diorama.  It’s absolutely enchanting and an absolute showstopping piece for Christmas!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful creation using S6-136 Grand Dome 3D Vignette - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35597
I just love the depth and dimension.  What a brilliant use of design paper.  It gives you endless possiblities with 3D Vignettes.

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Please stop by tomorrow, on December 1st, for your first peek at the Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month.  I’ll give you a hint: this month is a twofer – you get a duo of dies that will have you making quick, but classic cards!  See you soon.

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  • Becky GreenNovember 30, 2019 - 8:56 am

    WHAT A COLORFUL & GORGEOUS CREATION, Elena!!! LOVE your use of paper elements/ephemera to create your card! It is GORGEOUS!!! WHOEVER receives this will be BLOWN AWAY!!! ;) I look forward to seeing what you bring us this month!! AND WHAT A TEASE for the APG Die of the Month!!! CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us, Becca!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Becky!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 30, 2019 - 9:50 am

    Lovely! What an enchanting vignette! I’m looking forward to seeing what other treasures Elena has in store for us this month.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:03 pm

      Dear Chelsea, thank you for your lovely words.ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyNovember 30, 2019 - 11:03 am

    Elena, your card is not just amazing, but absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I NEVER would have thought to use the vignette dies the way that you make them! Thank you for broadening my horizons. I can’t wait to follow your lead!ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:13 pm

      I would love to see your creation, Carol. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BushNovember 30, 2019 - 11:43 am

    What an absolutely amazing piece! I love the depth of the design and beautiful colors. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift. I look forward to seeing more of her designs.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:38 pm

      Thank you very much, Theresa. I am on cloud nine reading your comment and the comments of other ladies.
      I couldn’t imagine I would receive such amazing feedback.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 30, 2019 - 1:40 pm

    Nice change of pace after Black Friday hallaballough! Guess that is a word!
    Anyway, welcome to Elena and love your use of the ephemera in the background. I never would of thought about doing something like that.
    Becca, so excited to see the new die of the month tomorrow!! Hope
    you had a great THANKSGIVING! We are THANKFUL for you and your awesome and amazing designs you give us each month!
    HUGS
    AnnReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:06 pm

      Dear Ann, thank you so much for the positive feedback.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mDecember 1, 2019 - 7:26 am

    Gorgeous, beautiful winter scene and keepsake project for someone to cherish for years. Lori mReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:07 pm

      Thank you very much, Lori.ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdDecember 1, 2019 - 11:53 am

    What a stunning work of art! I absolutely love her use of fussy cut images and patterned papers. Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:10 pm

      Such beautiful words. Thank you so much, Katie.ReplyCancel

  • Denice : )December 2, 2019 - 7:10 am

    This is just wonderful. What a nice way to use the papers and the colors go together so well. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:11 pm

      You’re welcome, Denice.
      Thank you so much for your comment.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonDecember 4, 2019 - 2:38 pm

    Wow! Beautiful and amazing! Love the design and layers and dimension! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

Henriette van Mierlo Headshot

Another month has come and gone with Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designers – yes, a whirlwind.  We were fortunate to have an amazing designer with a signature style with us.  Can we just gush for a moment?

When we first happened upon Henriette van Mierlo we knew she was something special and her cards were different than those we were seeing everywhere else.  I don’t know if I can describe her style other than it is clean, European, and totally enchanting.  Can cozy describe a card?  Well it if did, that’s how we would begin to frame the feeling you get when you see her work.

Today, I’m recapping the projects she made while she was with us.  They’re gorgeous and I’m in awe of her use of design paper to create a theme. I hope you’ll scroll through so that you can see how delightful the designs are and how versatile Henriette can be.

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You can find Henriette:

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Please note:  All prize winnings have been sent out to date.  At the bottom of the post you’ll find our most current prize winners from THIS POST.

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Creating with Henriette van Mierlo

I love her use of patterned papers on these adorable baby cards.  Here she is using S4-852 Layered Bundle of Joy.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van MIerlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852 Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van MIerlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852 Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576

Henriette crafted the cutest notecard and envelopes ensemble using S6-151 Holly Jolly Christmas and S6-080 Envelope and Liner set.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S6-151 Holly Jolly Christmas and S6-080 Envelope and Liner set - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S6-151 Holly Jolly Christmas and S6-080 Envelope and Liner set - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576

How about S4-1022 Candlewick Grand Pocket in three ways?  The papers and flowers in each version are divine!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-1022-Candlewick Grand Pocket - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-1022-Candlewick Grand Pocket - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-1022-Candlewick Grand Pocket - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576

And for her last week Henriette shared a lovely Christmas Card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van MIerlo shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van MIerlo shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35576

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I hope you’ve enjoyed our month with Henriette.  Her sweet style has definitely been a breath of fresh air!!

And now, here are our current prize winners.  Please remember to leave your name and your pick of a Die of the Month by leaving it in the form you find in the Contact Tab on the upper right corner above.  Please claim within two weeks from today’s date.  We process winners in batches and fulfillment can take up to 10 weeks (please remember, I’m still displaced from Hurricane Michael and sometimes the dies have to be picked up in Florida).

And the prize goes to:

PAT SCHWARTZ who left a comment on November 11, 2019 – 1:58 pm on Becca’s Blog

gltinnola who left a comment on 12 November 2019 at 18:42 on Kate’s Blog

Diane17Lynne who left a comment on November 11, 2019 at 1:03 PM on Teresa Horners Blog

Coming up, we will welcome a new APG Guest Designer for December I’ll be introducing a new die of the month, then on December 1st.  I hope you’ve had and are having a lovely Thanksgiving and well into the good spirit and great love we all treasure during the Holiday Season.

 

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 29, 2019 - 9:33 am

    Good morning Becca, fabulous…
    Congrats to winner’s… Enjoy…
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 29, 2019 - 9:40 am

    CONGRATS to the winners!!! KNOCK US OUT with your creations!!! ;)<3

    AND a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Henriette for a month of BEAUTY!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 29, 2019 - 10:05 am

    Beautiful paper pretties from Henriette this month. Thank you for sharing her art with us!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 29, 2019 - 11:33 pm

    Wow! Am so sorry to hear that you are still displaced!! Hoping you are having a fabulous holiday despite the circumstances!!ReplyCancel

  • Denice : )November 30, 2019 - 6:52 am

    Half the battle is making sure the paper colors coordinate and it looks like Henriette did a wonderful job. Very pretty indeed. thank you so much for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Germayne Turner NashDecember 2, 2019 - 2:02 pm

    Hey I won! Thanks Becca!!ReplyCancel

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