Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546
I guess you can say that I feel right at home going back to my roots with classic sewing inspired motifs! Introducing the Picot Petite Collection!

Over time we’ve had lace-inspired designs and have loved the feel of Hemstitching and Candlewicking.  Reminiscent of needlework and treasured handwork proudly displayed, I’ve developed another classic line of layering shapes that feel so much like tatting or picot crochet.  As you might imagine, these shapes are crisp, clean, and timeless. Whether you are simply adding a classic layer to a card or cutting an aperture to highlight a lovely sentiment – these shapes mix and match with other sewing inspired motifs as well as intricate backdrops.

Today you’re in luck! Our Creative Team is sharing makes from the Picot Petite Collection.

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

Classic Shapes are Timeless

I’m a card maker too, so for this collection, I decided on the most popular die-cutting shapes in oval, round, square, and rectangles. Moreover, these classic shapes mix and match with Hemstitch Classics, Candlewick Classics, Elegant Twist Classics, and now Picot Petit.

The Inspiration behind Picot Petite

If you’ve ever seen tatting, the little loop produced along the edge is called a “picot”.  It’s this little loop that is the basis for the border on all of the Petite Picot shapes.  They are lovely as a backdrop for any other layerings as the little picot peeks out.  It’s just a subtle way to bring in the ways of classic needlework to give texture and dimension to the backdrop of our cards.

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with a classic picot flair.

My Projects For Today

First up is Amazing Paper Grace S5-404 Filigree Quartet for Spellbinders

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

Here is what the dies look like:

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

For my project today, I made a layered card by double stacking the die cuts.  This die has four inserts and I used all of the inserts on the card and removed the inserts to get my gold layer.  I also used GLP-176 Borders and Sentiments for all the sentiments I’m showing today.

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546
Designer Tip:  Highlight the focal point on your card by cutting up a die and using something pretty to draw the eye in to the place you want people to focus.

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection.

For my second card, instead of using the inlays to fill the Filigree Quartet, I reached for another die in my stash.  That’s the truly lovely thing about this die, you can reach for almost any die to fill it.  Simply use all four rims and cut out your own insets.  For these insets I used S4-993 Floral Tiara Topper.

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Picot Petite Collection featuring S5-404 Filigree Quartet - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36546

Picot Petite Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now.  Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite.

Picot Petite Inspiration Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they’re waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:

Visit Joanna Wisniewska
Visit Beatriz Jennings
Visit Sathya Kala Sankaran
Visit Tara Brown
Visit Kate Skonieczna
Visit Linda Parker
Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Giveaway!  

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All  of the entry details are there, look for this image below:

Special Offer!

Do you Love it? Do you Need it? Do you Want It All NOW?

Spellbinders is offering an exclusive Want It All Bundle! Get all 6 Picot Petite Dies NOW and SAVE 20% (that’s a $30 savings) over buying each die template individually!  You can see the bundle at this link:  Want It All Bundle

I love your comments!   Which shape do you reach for most of the time?

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  • Mitzi LuttrullSeptember 19, 2020 - 9:52 am

    What a beautiful collection of dies! You’ve outdone yourself, Becca! Thank you for sharing your creative gift with us online. You asked about which shape is used most often. I tend to grab my circles or rectangles. I gravitate toward the standard A2 card size. I like circles because a circle is a circle. Not so with ovals. One can mix up circle sets easily.ReplyCancel

  • Rosenda AldarondoSeptember 19, 2020 - 10:23 am

    Love them all, love all your creationsReplyCancel

  • Earline GordonSeptember 19, 2020 - 10:26 am

    Nice die set I usely do the triangle one loving your monthly set you come out withReplyCancel

  • DianaDSeptember 19, 2020 - 10:32 am

    What a great addition to all the wonderful dies you create. It makes for endless creations. I appreciate that as I love making random cards for friends and neighbors. I get stuck sometimes with a “flavor” of the day die and this will give so many options.
    Pray the recent storm only skirted your area and left you intact. I know it was a long haul to get back home. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 19, 2020 - 10:39 am

    Absolutely fabulous projects from you and all your design team, Becca. As to your question on preferred shapes, I tend not to stick to any particular shape – I like them all, depending on what I want to achieve.
    What a shame your Giveaway is only available on Instagram. I don’t subscribe to any social media sites so that rules me out. My loss I’m sure but I’m sticking to my principles and never joining any!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsSeptember 19, 2020 - 11:50 am

    these are so elegant! love the cards! <3ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 19, 2020 - 11:59 am

    Becca your dies are always to delicate and beautiful. I love them all, your cards are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • kathleen marshSeptember 19, 2020 - 1:05 pm

    Your cards are so elegant. The dies are so versatile especially the essentials and when used with all your other elegant designs you have the ‘wow! factor. Carry on with the good work. You brighten our days in these trying times. Keep safe xReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 19, 2020 - 2:23 pm

    You have outdone yourself again with these gorgeous dies. All the projects are gorgeous as always.ReplyCancel

  • Tara BrownSeptember 19, 2020 - 7:09 pm

    I love this die “Filigree Quartet” and you have done a beautiful job of introducing it to everyone! Thank you for inspiring us with your awesome talent! TaraReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanSeptember 19, 2020 - 8:25 pm

    I love that ribbon can be fed through these gorgeous frames!! So many pieces to add to our projects!! Now to go shopping!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa AthaSeptember 19, 2020 - 8:36 pm

    Love them all, so beautiful! I would say I use my ovals and circles the most!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen P De MatosSeptember 19, 2020 - 9:36 pm

    Your work is stunning and inspiring. I must layer my dies and so the gold. It really makes the die cut just elegantly pop with lovely dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireSeptember 19, 2020 - 10:23 pm

    This is such a beautiful collection and your cards are breathtaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantSeptember 20, 2020 - 1:01 am

    Lovely creations with these beautiful dies! I love the edge detail on all of the basic shapes, and the other dies in the collection are just gorgeous too!ReplyCancel

  • MaryHSeptember 20, 2020 - 1:16 am

    There’s not a dud among this collection; but there never is and that is why we all gush profusely when you have a new collection or APGDOM! We are never let down nor disappointed by the creativity of your team (and you) when it comes to showing us what can be done with these dies. So raise your glasses folks and celebrate another great success for Becca and chance for us to get creative too; it shouldn’t be hard with these babies….ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 20, 2020 - 1:33 am

    This is a lovely collection! My favorite shape is an oval. It really an elongated circle and gives you more space to use. My next would be rectangles. It’s an elongated square and also provides more space to decorate. I admire your beautiful dies and the ideas you share with us.ReplyCancel

  • LIZ MARSDENSeptember 20, 2020 - 2:26 am

    Becca all your dies are truly beautiful, these are no exception, I’m supposed to be saving up for a new kitchen but keep buying your dies, I must sit on my hands, lol

    Off now to look at the hop, for yet more stunning makes xx
    Hugs Liz xReplyCancel

  • LIZ MARSDENSeptember 20, 2020 - 3:08 am

    Well I’m back, wow what gorgeous inspiration, I’m loving these dies even more!! wow what designs, truly beautiful,

    I’m loving them all, for different projects used use the different shapes but for I tend to use ovals and rectangles mostly, but these dies would get me out of my comfort zone!! Lol,

    Hugs Liz xReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenSeptember 21, 2020 - 12:35 am

    WOUW Becca! You just keep on and on making us these amazing and gorgeous creations, and every time I say, that now you can´t do it any better and yet you do every time LOL.
    I LOVE these dies, soooooooooo gorgeous and elegant and amazing and stunni ng and whatever more words I can think of ha ha ha, and you and the girls on team never disappoint either, when it comes to inspiration, it all looks fabulous and awesome. I´m just blown away here once again with all the elegance and beauty. I LOVE it all.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonSeptember 22, 2020 - 1:25 pm

    Becca, lovely lady, I do wish you’d quit creating things for a while because I simply have to have it ALL! I love everything you design. As for a fave, I’m an oval gal. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world.
    P.S. – hoping you aren’t flooded out with this last hurricane. Michael was bad enough, but now SallY?! The panhandle needs a break! Praying all is well with you and your family.ReplyCancel


Every once in awhile a die comes along that gives you so many combinations that it’s almost like a puzzle.  Today we are sharing the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for September 2020 –  Lattice Quadrante.  The four pieces of pristine cut, pie-shaped lattice with decorative edges will have you twirling, twisting, and setting the pieces on end figuring out all the beautiful configurations you can make.

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You can see all Amazing Paper Grace Dies at this link on the Spellbinders Website.


Lattice Quadrante Details

Who isn’t a fan of lattice?  When creating I always hope for pairs of motifs so that I can cut a symmetrical design in one pass.  This die is symmetry on steroids!  So I’ve given you four identical motifs that function as inlays or can be used altogether with a rim to make a rounded central element.  The word quadrante comes from quads and is just the hint you need to know that there are four pie-shaped pieces in this set to create a configuration powerhouse.

Today, the creative team and I want to inspire you to think of different combinations using the Die of the Month, Lattice Quadrante.

It’s truly like a puzzle!  Here’s what we came up with.

  1. Use all the motifs together in the rim for a large motif.
  2. Alternate motifs in the rim for an alternating lattice design.
  3. Cut each piece separately and use the pointed end as corners.
  4. Make a tall card by stacking two of the motifs the tall way.
  5. Make a pocket card by cutting two of the motifs side by side.
  6. Set the die on point and cut a v-shaped peek a boo piece.
  7. Use one motif alone.Are you getting the picture?  We can name so many more!

 

There are SEVEN dies included in the Lattice Quadrante Set

Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Die of the Month - Lattice Quadrante - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36554

 

My Project Today using Lattice Quadrante

Squeal!!!!  I simply love the symmetrical motif folded in half!  I used the folded elements to add “feet” to my card.  I have to say that this is the only die I have that will make that happen.  For that reason, this floats right up to the top of my stash!!  Decoration doesn’t get any easier.  Although this time around I glued together a motif for the center of the card, the feet are going to be lovely on my sentiment-centric cards.

Designer Tip:   Put the outside rim in place, face down and use washi tape liberally.  Center all four elements inside the rim to create a doily or large motif.  In short, you don’t want to skimp on the washi tape on this die.

My second project is a bookmark and I can’t tell you how happy this makes me – it’s sooooo darn elegant.  These can be made in under five minutes.  Simply glue two of the quad motifs together along the outside straight edge, allow to dry thoroughly and slide over the corner of your page.

WR-Supplies
Stamps:   We Go Together – Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Coredinations
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Die of the Month – Lattice Quadrante

 

Visit the Creative Team for more Lattice Quadrante Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Lattice Quadrante, the new Amazing Paper Grace September 2020 Die of the Month!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit Tara Brown

Visit Linda Parker

Visit Rajni Chawla 

Visit Nida Tanweer

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Join us online here:

SHARING – Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community Facebook Group.

POSTING – Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page on Spellbinders —–> Upload so others can see your work!

TALKING – AmazingPaperGrace_Creates our new account on Instagram.  You ask there, we answer there.

If you are new to the Die of the Month Club, you may find this helpful –

——–> How the Club Works.

If you missed the introduction, this will bring you up to date

————–>  Commonly Asked Questions.

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  • Linda ParkerSeptember 12, 2020 - 9:33 am

    I love both projects – that book marker idea is another genius one xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaSeptember 12, 2020 - 9:54 am

    Good morning Becca, absolutely love this… genius book mark… love, love, love it….
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippSeptember 12, 2020 - 11:03 am

    I’m so excited to get this one!!! Well I’m excited to get any of your dies! But love this one book marks from this set will definitely be in my Christmas cards this year you have a wonderful God given talent that I’m a thankful recipient of.ReplyCancel

  • MaryHSeptember 12, 2020 - 11:06 am

    I really love your dies and appreciate the opportunity to see what you and your team do with them. What a great idea using this die set for a book mark – so inventive and a great idea!

    I am extremely sad that we can only see winner on Instagram and hope that the future does not include using only social media for your site and information. If I am wrong in this I would appreciate information to this effect.

    I have been a member of the APGDOM since its inception and would hate to not be able to continue having access to you and your team’s wonderfully inspiring products.ReplyCancel

  • Rajni ChawlaSeptember 12, 2020 - 11:41 am

    What a beautiful way to showcase the die. loved your card as well as a bookmark.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenSeptember 12, 2020 - 1:15 pm

    Absolut gorgeous work here once again Becca. I absolutely LOVE this die and how you used it for both the card and the bookmark. It looks amazing and some of the girls certainly also made some really fabulous projects with it this month too. I´m blown away with the beauty you ladies produce here month after month.
    Absolutely stunning work here once again.
    Have a wonderful Fall ahead now and please stay safe outthere.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 12, 2020 - 2:11 pm

    Fabulous inspiration by all. Love your bookmark best, nice to use in the Bible.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 12, 2020 - 4:58 pm

    FAB-U-LOUS! Exceptional projects from you and your team Becca – all of them are outstanding!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireSeptember 12, 2020 - 6:46 pm

    This is such a beautiful card!! Love your colour combination and how you have used the tag to create the sentiment. Hugs PatriciaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 12, 2020 - 7:53 pm

    The card is gorgeous love this die so versatile your team did an amazing job on the cards and boxes. The are all very creative.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanSeptember 13, 2020 - 2:04 pm

    Am loving everyone’s gorgeous samples using this multi-layered projects!! Such beauty!ReplyCancel

We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection!

This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well.

We listened to you, and we heard loud and clear that our community loves dynamic and purposeful cards. In previous collections we gave you 3D Vignettes in a Christmas way.  Now we’ve found a way to merge a Collection favorite, Shadowbox Vignettes, in a new format.   

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Hi there, today our Creative Team is sharing our makes from the Christmas Cascade Collection.  Let’s take a second to sort this out…

What’s a Christmas Cascade?

Amazing Paper Grace takes a spin on Christmas by building a new collection around something you already have in your stash – the Shadowbox Dies.  Becca loves building upon what you already have and making it new again.

Christmas Cascade is made up of sets of 3″ motif dies where each set has 3 motifs.  That’s enough for each leaf of your waterfall but again, you could make them the center of your A2 or your A7 card. These, paired with the Waterfall base will allow you to use any dies to make your next Waterfall Card.

The Inspiration behind Christmas Cascade

The inspiration for Christmas Cascade was to produce a motif to use from an enclosure card all the way up to full A7 card with background layers.  This “cardlet” size has been a favorite in our stash because the elements can easily transition into all of the Amazing Paper Grace Collections and to all size cards.  Hint:  This is not the last time you will see “Cardlets”

Each of our Creative Team members will show you how to make a Christmas Cascade Card that is a waterfall card and a Christmas Cascade Card that is a flat card.

My Projects For Today

First up is my Waterfall Card using Amazing Paper Grace GLP-197 by Spellbinders

 

Here is what the dies look like:

I just love a waterfall.  If you’ve not seen one before, you simply pull on a lever and the layers peel back.  Here are what my layers look like – two Christmas wreaths flanked by a sentiment.

My first card is a waterfall using the Filigree Glimmer Wreaths.  I went with gold and cream and seated the entire waterfall inside of a Shadowbox Frame just to make things fun.  There are so many embellishments with the die set, that I glammed it up a bit.

Designer Tip:  When making the folding piece of the waterfall card, use a lighter weight cardstock so that the folds are more fluid.

Second up is my Flat Card using Amazing Paper Grace GLP-197 by Spellbinders

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a tutorial showing you how to put the Cascade Card together:

 

Christmas Cascade Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Amazing Paper Grace Cascading Christmas.

 Christmas Cascade Inspiration Hop!

Click on the links to each member to be inspired across a broad range of talent:

Giveaway!  

You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All the entry details are there, look for this image below:

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaSeptember 2, 2020 - 9:51 am

    Good morning Becca, will you behave… I love that you make your dies interact with each other… such value for money…but which ones do I buy???
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Linda CummingsSeptember 2, 2020 - 9:51 am

    Becca Feeken is my all time favorite die creator! I could never have too many of Becca’s dies. Her elegance can’t be beat.ReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.September 2, 2020 - 10:05 am

    What lovely new dies, love that waterfall look. Your dies are so intricate and simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 2, 2020 - 10:10 am

    Wow, what amazing projects from everyone! These are all adorable!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • SUSAN LINIHANSeptember 2, 2020 - 10:20 am

    Beautiful card and made so easyReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleySeptember 2, 2020 - 10:49 am

    Just found you from
    the Instagram giveaway!
    Beautiful dies and creations.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Joanna WisniewskaSeptember 2, 2020 - 11:11 am

    Beautiful cards, Becca. I love white and gold for Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 2, 2020 - 11:42 am

    These are absolutely lovely dies. So intricate and it makes you want to get in the craft room and start creating.ReplyCancel

    • Bunny HoyleSeptember 2, 2020 - 3:00 pm

      I forgot to ask if I still qualify to win since I don’t have IG. Also, On the Cascade Waterfall die is it small enough that it can be mounted on an A2 card base? I really love this die. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • ArnetteSeptember 2, 2020 - 11:58 am

    Hi Becca I love dies and the card set and how you have put it all together. Georgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 2, 2020 - 12:51 pm

    Always admire your talent for coming up with the most unique dies & creations. Stay blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Ewelina PankaSeptember 2, 2020 - 1:40 pm

    Wow! This is absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • MaryHSeptember 2, 2020 - 2:26 pm

    I find all your dies make such elegant, sophisticated jaw-dropping cards. Your brain must be in overdrive even in your sleep. Love your glimmer plates too.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 2, 2020 - 3:32 pm

    Lovely die beautiful Christmas cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordSeptember 2, 2020 - 7:47 pm

    My goodness you are so prolific. Back to back beauty. Love the dies and love cascading/waterfall cards. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenSeptember 3, 2020 - 12:50 am

    WOUW Becca, now you just did it again. Created such a wonderful piece of art here, and the result is absolut stunning as usual and creates fabulous results no matter what you make, and it´s sooo filled to the brim with gorgeous detail, that it´s impossible to fail a project with these dies.
    I just absolutely LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fSeptember 3, 2020 - 11:06 am

    OMG! Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 4, 2020 - 6:05 am

    Love the waterfall die. Must get that one. Your card is exquisite Becca!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanSeptember 4, 2020 - 7:25 pm

    Becca, your dies are so incredibly beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • ImranSeptember 7, 2020 - 1:21 am

    Awesome Christmas greetings!ReplyCancel

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