A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916
It’s a clean and simple die that converts to an intricate die . . . it’s an A2 die that converts to an A7 die.  Guess who has a new collection of convertible dies?  That’s right, Me!  Flourishing Fretwork debuts on Hochanda on February 16th and 17th  That’s tomorrow!!!  Yep, I’m so tickled that Hochanda will be showcasing my new collection of “convertible” dies.  They will be a lovely addition to the Amazing Paper Grace Collections.

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916
I set out to satisfy a number of groups with this die collection.   The die can be cut with an intricate presentation, the die can be cut with a solid interior for a simple presentation, then die also has a label shape.  The collection has 6 dies and most follow this concept.  One of the sets I call my Swiss Army Knife . . . it has a beautiful motif with room for a one line sentiment and then you also get a stamp set with 12 ‘go to’ often needed sentiments.

For this collection, I’ve even given you some new label shapes.  Then this is the big thing – these dies are actually sized to be A2 dies (can you believe it?)  But, they transition very easily to A7 cards. :-)

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You will want to tune into Hochanda on your computer if you are in the US (it is also on FireTV) or on the appropriate channel in the UK. There you will see all of the dies, made samples as well as some demonstration. P.S. Hochanda fulfills US orders :-)

The Hochanda Show Times:

2/16 – 6pm & 9pm   2/17 – 9am, 1pm & 5pm (All UK time)

My A7 Card

Today I’m showing you an A7 Card and a little A2 Card as a sneak peek.  Be sure to tune in to the show so you can see more lovely samples.

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916

I’m starting out with the A7 card I made.  I layered it with two more cuts of the frame.  Do you recognize the flower?  Sweet Cottage Flowers is my favorite easy flower right now and I have a video outlining how to make this flower in two ways – – – – > HERE.

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916

I loved being able to slot in one of the 12 sentiments from my “Swiss Army Knife” set.  All Occasion Sentiments Stamp and Die Set is the name of this all around, go to set.

My A2 Card

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916
Here is the A2 card . . .uh-hunh, this the second one I’ve made this week.  It’s probably the fifth one I’ve made in my life.  I actually love how quickly this came together.  Seriously, the die does all the work and I think makes me look like I fussed :-)  Oh, and check out the fact that this lovely sentiment from Quietfire Design fit the motif so fabulously.  Home is the Heart of Life is one of my favorite Quietfire sentiments :-)

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916\

I did it in my favorite pink gingham.  I’m so tickled that I could build in so many of the things you all have requested.

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916

For this card I simply used the card base.  Sentimental Finery is the name of this set.

A Sneak Peek at Flourishing Fretwork - Convertible Dies. Go from Simple to Intricate from A2 to A7. See full blog post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35916

Okay so once you see everything, I’m dying to know what you think.  If you watch the show, please circle back and drop me a line to tell me which ones you liked best.

 

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It’s been a stellar month (except for the flu).  But it’s been great to play in the background with things that are coming available this month like February 2020 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month and the Flourishing Fretwork Collection :-)  You know I love designing dies and I love my papercrafting friends.  As always, thanks for stopping by.  You keep me grounded and I appreciate take time to say hi :-)  Mwah!!

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaFebruary 15, 2020 - 1:18 pm

    Good morning Becca, got the shows set to record.
    Yippee can’t wait!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Pat SchwartzFebruary 15, 2020 - 1:26 pm

    Lovely and practical design! Becca, your designs are in their own class!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianaDFebruary 15, 2020 - 2:38 pm

    I love how you call your cards clean and simple. They are totally glam and in a league of their own. I think I’m about to bust into my 3rd drawer full of APG goodness ? I can’t wait to get this collection. I am one of those A2 junkies. Thank you for dipping your toes in this world ?
    Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 9:12 am

      Diana, it’s people like you that tickle my heart every day. Thank you so much for your kind words and sharing your thoughts. I never thought I’d have a set of A2 dies but so many of my tribe asked me to try and I do so want everyone to feel loved :-)ReplyCancel

  • DianaDFebruary 15, 2020 - 2:42 pm

    Not sure why the ? are part of my comments. I had emojis inserted. They were High Five and a Heart.
    Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • EwelinaFebruary 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love your flowersReplyCancel

  • Carol McCreadyFebruary 15, 2020 - 4:23 pm

    Your card is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonFebruary 15, 2020 - 4:33 pm

    Lovely die will try to watch on computer.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 15, 2020 - 5:09 pm

    Such versatility. I love the very plain version of the die – just with the embossing accentuating the shape. Hope the shows go well!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 10:52 am

      Anne, thank you so very much. I can see me doing a lot with that plain version too :-)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 15, 2020 - 5:45 pm

    These are so pretty! How on earth to you keep inventing more and more lovely designs to captivate us? You really are amazing, Becca.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 10:54 am

      Chelsea, thank you so much. I really still love doing all this – I dream of dies :-) I actually dream of other products too but I love being able to add these to my stash so that I can work with them too!ReplyCancel

  • Elva GrubbFebruary 15, 2020 - 5:55 pm

    Love be your cardsReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 15, 2020 - 7:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful cards! Love your dies, bows and embellishments, oh Becca your cards and creations are always heartwarming?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 10:55 am

      Hi Marilyn, thank you for your sweet words. What a kind complement to call my creations heartwarming. I’ve not heard it with that term and my goodness, that makes me feel so appreciated and I’m grateful!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HarrellFebruary 15, 2020 - 8:15 pm

    Oh my, love these dies. I am an A2 junkie. The flowers are to die for.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 10:57 am

      Thank you Lynn. I’m glad to have some A2 cards coming and especially glad for those of you who ask. As always, I appreciate your sweet words.ReplyCancel

  • GillianFebruary 16, 2020 - 12:51 am

    Where can I buy this die from?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 10:58 am

      Hi Gillian:

      You can order this die from Hochanda beginning tomorrow.
      Beginning on March 10th you can order it on the Spellbinders website. You can even set a notification so that when they have it in stock, you will get an email.

      Hope this helps!ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossFebruary 16, 2020 - 6:31 am

    What a beautiful card…just loving it…ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanFebruary 16, 2020 - 1:01 pm

    Love the different shape of the inside! It brings you eye in! You are so clever and talented!!ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenFebruary 16, 2020 - 5:50 pm

    Beverly thank you so much! I’m always looking for something different :-)ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874
The February Die of the Month is an interactive card, but don’t be fooled, the pieces and parts assemble to make lovely normal cards and ensembles.  We all love interactive cards too though and this one is addicting to open.  I designed a slightly elegant version of a shutter card that you can dress it up and dress it down to your heart’s desire.  Say hello to the Elegant Reveal Shutter Card.

Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874
Today we’re giving you additional ideas on how to use the dies that come in the set.  There are several gorgeous inlay dies and a nested set of dies that create apertures or create frames.  Just imagine making a box or a basket.  We’ve even talked about creating a candle or a votive holder!  The dies are perfect for the cover of any card but think about using the reveal sliders on top of a box.  Here’s to hoping you find some time to grab the dies and manage to sit down and play.

Here are the dies included in the set:
Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874
My Project Today:
Today I have made the very rare A2 Card (lol).  Over on the Youtube Channel someone asked me if I ever made A2 Cards and we chatted for a bit.  I rarely do because there is just not enough real estate but this card has such a beautiful inlay that I used the inlay to make my card.  The inlay is cut on the front and back and then I layered in some vellum.

Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874

Here is how the card looks closed up.  You can see through back to the vellum.

Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874
Then I created a small envelope so that I could gift some green tea with the card.  It’s just large enough to hold two specialty tea bags and a special bow on top :-)

 Amazing Paper Grace February 2020 Die of the Month - Elegant Reveal Shutter Card - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35874

I rather enjoyed the size of the card this time around.  Perhaps there will be more!!

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Graceful Tiny Tag and Die Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth Cover
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace February Die of the Month – Elegant Reveal Shutter Card, Graceful Tiny Tag and Die Set

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.

More inspiration is just a click away.  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!

Visit Kate        – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Karan     – karangerber.blogspot.com/
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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

                            
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  • Christine JohnsonFebruary 12, 2020 - 9:28 am

    sighhh…Another gorgeous and romantic card, Becca! Love this interactive die and the lacey design and nesting set! I’m like you. I usually create 5×7 cards so I have plenty of room to embellish, but I also make A2 size or smaller for gift cards and thank you cards :) Your design team has created some gorgeous designs! tfs Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserFebruary 12, 2020 - 9:53 am

    Simply stunning Becca – yours and all of the design team. Absolutely fabulous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 12, 2020 - 10:02 am

    Wow Becca, that is gorgeous. What a Beautiful card and gift set. Thanks for the inspiration. This is just too pretty for words!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 12, 2020 - 10:26 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 12, 2020 - 11:06 am

    Becca, BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!! LOVE this new die with the interactive mechanism inside! AND I LOVE that you made this so it can work NICELY for those of us that like to do A2 size cards too! THIS is a BIG PLUS in my book! LOOOVE what you’ve done for us today in the A2 Size card, which is SO ELEGANT & GORGEOUS! AND the little envelope that holds tea! SWEETLY DONE!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaFebruary 12, 2020 - 11:18 am

    Good morning Becca, wow, wow,wow!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 12, 2020 - 12:33 pm

    Gorgeous creation, love that it can hold a nice tea bag!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylFebruary 12, 2020 - 12:37 pm

    This card is beautiful. Thank you for the A2 size. Most of the cards I make are this size.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fFebruary 12, 2020 - 2:55 pm

    OMG! What a great die set!ReplyCancel

  • AmericaFebruary 12, 2020 - 3:22 pm

    Hi Becca. LOVIN’ this awesome inter active die set. Lots of ways to use it. What lovely combo of projects. That envelope is such a great idea and addition. Fabulous inspiring work as always! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 12, 2020 - 5:03 pm

    Your creations are always beautiful and this is no exception!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanFebruary 12, 2020 - 9:27 pm

    Am so intrigued by your beautiful interactive card!! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy/NorthCarolinaFebruary 13, 2020 - 5:04 am

    Well, you know I love that little tea wallet! This is a gorgeous die set, Becca, and the design is pure genius! I’m with you…A2 cards don’t have enough real estate for me, either! LOL Seriously gorgeous, my friend! xoReplyCancel

  • Dianna NearyFebruary 13, 2020 - 12:31 pm

    These “For A Sweet Friend” cards are so very elegant! Which flower dies did you use for these? The petal shape isn’t the same as the die examples at the end of your post, the petals are softly rounded at the end. Which die was used for these?ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 13, 2020 - 2:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, Becca, such beautiful inspiration! Just received my dies and can’t wait to create something fun and fabulous.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 13, 2020 - 3:02 pm

    Another amazing die love the cards. You work is always so elegant and gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 15, 2020 - 5:10 pm

    So delicate and so elegant! Love!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyFebruary 16, 2020 - 9:47 am

    I love intricate and versatile dies and these dies are simply gorgeous, Becca! I love the elegance of your card. Love it all!ReplyCancel

Hi there Gracelets, nothing makes me prouder than to announce that we have an amazing new addition to our Creative Team.  You’ll recognize her as one of our Guest Designers.  We stalked her until she said she would come and play with us on a permanent basis.  Please help me welcome Karan Gerber to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team! (P.S.  You can see more of her work tomorrow as we kick off a Die of the Month Blog Hop here).

Karan is an amazing artist.  The depth and breadth of her talent are apparent when you look at the wide range of projects she posts on her blog -www.karangerber.blogspot.com.

She is a master at making memory albums and 3D projects and wields paper sheets and embellishments in a way that makes her projects sing with a theme.  We’re fortunate to have her joining us to create cards, 3D Projects and of course mini-albums at Amazing Paper Grace.

Follow along as Karan shares her background with us – she resides in Ontario. Canada where the long, cold winters provide ample opportunity to scrapbook in her studio at home.

Karan loves to create projects that are very detail-oriented and incorporates texture and dimension wherever possible. Her love for cardmaking is where her passion for dies started. 

Karan feels so extremely blessed to be able to combine her love for paper crafting with teaching as she teaches at various stores and locations throughout Ontario and loves sharing her knowledge with others. She is thrilled to be here with Amazing Paper Grace and she looks forward to inspiring you!

You can find Karan:

Blog: http://karangerber.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karangerber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karangerber/

Brilliant Karan Gerber Samples

Introducing Karan Gerber - New Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Member - read more at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35876
Introducing Karan Gerber - New Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Member - read more at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35876

Introducing Karan Gerber - New Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Member - read more at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35876

Introducing Karan Gerber - New Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Member - read more at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35876

Introducing Karan Gerber - New Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team Member - read more at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35876

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Thank you so much for stopping by and for the warm welcome for Karan.  Please follow Karan on her social media to see her fantastic makes.  Oh, and be sure to pop in tomorrow, February 12, 2020 to see some new inspiration for the February 2020 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month. :-)

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  • Ann robbinsFebruary 11, 2020 - 8:14 am

    Becca
    GREAT choice! Have always loved KAREN’s great work. Congrats!!!!????ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 11, 2020 - 8:24 am

    WELCOME KARAN!!!! I look forward to seeing what you’ll bring us! You AMAZED US during your Guest Designer time! NOW, it will be ALL THE TIME!!! LOOKING SO FORWARD to your future work! WELCOME!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronFebruary 11, 2020 - 8:33 am

    Welcome Karen..!ReplyCancel

  • Linda StenzelFebruary 11, 2020 - 9:08 am

    So happy Karen will be a permanent designer! I love her work and look forward to 3D projects and memory books! Loving the new dies, actually love anything and everything Amazing Paper Grace?ReplyCancel

  • AletFebruary 11, 2020 - 9:47 am

    Welcome, lovely designs.
    Go Canadians designers, lots of talent and inspiration in Canada too.?ReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 11, 2020 - 9:47 am

    Gorgeous creations, I love all the layers and beautiful papers!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 11, 2020 - 10:00 am

    Welcome Karen!! Your projects featured here are just gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing more!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserFebruary 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

    Welcome to Karan. Such beautiful work. I’m sure Karan will be a brilliant addition to your design team Becca.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaFebruary 11, 2020 - 12:51 pm

    Good morming Becca,
    Welcome Karan!!! Can’t wait!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 11, 2020 - 3:14 pm

    Congratulations, Karan. Your work is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippFebruary 11, 2020 - 9:15 pm

    Simply beautifulReplyCancel

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