Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke
Good morning!!  Every month we’ll be bringing you inspiration for the December Die of the Month; today is our Die of the Month Blog Hop!!   The Die of the Month is like a “swiss army knife”  you can manipulate it to do a variety of things.  At the very least you can do a card and normally you can use the pieces and parts for cards and other 3D items.  The Creative Team has joined in for everyone to give you their spin, in their style.  We hope you’ll see something that resonates and inspires you.

If you are new to our blogs, the Die of the Month is an exclusive die I’ve designed for Spellbinders – it is called Softly Spoke’n Flip and Gatefold Die.  This particular set has 9 dies.  They can be used to make a background, a gatefold card, a tent card and  more.  The individual dies in the set can be used for many things.

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.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke
My Card Today:

Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

For my card today, I wanted simple elegance.  I took the inlaid plates from the Die of the Month – there are two of them – and simply glimmered.  It’s such a delicate and understated effect – I just love it!!   I embellished the pearl points as if I had cut the die and to me it all seems absolutely dreamy!!


Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly SpokeAfter I added the foil using the cut side of the die, I actually used the oval in the set to cut an aperture and lift the foiled design to frame a sentiment from Quietfire Design from the Autumn Collection.  In addition, I added a gold mat layer behind my rose cardstock.   Lastly, I cut the main piece of the die out (with all rims but no inlaid pieces) so that I could snip out the oval to use on top!

Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke
WR-Supplies
Stamps: Quietfire Design from the Autumn Collection
Paper:  Bazzill – Pale Rose, Gold Foil Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month, pearl stickers, rose satin ribbon

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More Inspiration with the December Die of the Month

There is much more inspiration in store for what you can use this die set for.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Member to see more!

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

 

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  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 10, 2018 - 10:00 am

    Another beautiful card, Becca. Congratulations on creating another wonderful die series! It looks like it will be wildly popular. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelDecember 10, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Beautiful piece of art as all of your creations. Becca will you be showing how to make the purse/bag with this die cut. I am waiting for mine to come in the mail. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 10, 2018 - 11:17 am

    Another beautiful card just love this die. Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 10, 2018 - 11:22 am

    Hi Becca! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE how your card looks with the Glimmer added….! (Mine is tucked under the tree & I CAN’T WAIT to play with it!) ;) All those little details just make your card STUNNING! I ALSO CAN’T WAIT for this die to come in the mail! LOL EVERYONE ELSE has done WONDERFUL WORK on their creations too!!! SUCH STUNNING WORK from EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 10, 2018 - 11:40 am

    Elegant and lovely, Becca! You never fail to share beautiful creations with us!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanDecember 10, 2018 - 12:22 pm

    So beautiful Becca!! Love the elegance and pearls!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 10, 2018 - 1:33 pm

    Another beautiful card and your design team have done you proud with such lovely projects.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 10, 2018 - 2:57 pm

    I am just so anxious to get this die. Love what everyone of the team members did with it.Should be here in the next couple of days.
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 10, 2018 - 6:04 pm

    Good morning Becca, another winner!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 10, 2018 - 6:47 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Perfect timing! I received my dies today-hurray! You card is so beautiful. I took at peek at your teams’ creations and all of them are outstanding. With so much inspiration it makes me wish I had more time to PLAY!
    Love & Blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonDecember 10, 2018 - 9:14 pm

    love your card!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 11, 2018 - 2:47 am

    Hi Becca well done beautiful die and card
    very elegant love the colours!
    take care hugs PamReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke
Sweet friends, it’s here!!  Today my new Die of the Month – Softy Spoke’n Flip and Gatefold Card is available!!!  This is always an exciting day for me – a reveal.  I worry over these things like a mother hen, always wanting to make sure I’m offering something that is stash-worthy, that it will allow you to make many things, that when your recipient gets your cards they will gasp and that you get a great value packed with options.  It’s very easy to design a die but it’s the other stuff – extra planning, consideration and forethought on uses that goes into the mix that makes a great die.   November’s Die of the month sold out and I wanted to say thank you!

About Softly Spoke’n

Softly Spoke’n is a set of 9 dies that have to be one of the most versatile sets I’ve made to date. The main motif is characterized by a lovely design of spokes that are punctuated by mini dots — very much in the style of Gingerbread Architecture — that are the perfect landing place for a gem or pearl. Out of the box, this card makes a no-brainer gatefold card without any calculating or measuring.  But, the wonderful thing is that the combination of dies can be transformed into anhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kttN8ii6Wwoything you dream of – a gatefold card, a goodies box, a basket, a pocket card, a candle wrap, a background, tags.  There are enough rims, inlays and pieces in the kit that give you the flexibility to use the dies any way you want.

Here is a card making tutorial video ——-> HERE

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Softly Spoke’n Tips and Tricks

Here’s how it works – this is a 6″ die and on one of the four sides (for flexibility of use) there is a score line instead of a cut line.

Want to make a 6″ x 6″ card?  With paper that is 6″ x 6-1/4″ cut once. Since this is an intricate die, I recommend turning up to 90 degrees and running it through your machine again.  Trim along score line.  That will give you a background.

Want to make a gatefold card?  With paper that is 6″ x 12″ cut once, orienting your paper so that the scoreline of the die is at the bottom.  Since this is an intricate die, I recommend turning slightly up to 30 degrees and running it through your machine again.   This will give you a 12″ panel and you need two of these.  Fold on scorelines – there is a scoreline in the center of the motif and a scoreline at the 6″ mark.  Overlap and adhere the two solid parts of the panel.  As your motifs fold toward the center you will get a double thickness on the spoked detail, adhere those two thicknesses together to give you a solid flap on your gatefold.  Add your embellishments and a closure.

Options!  If you don’t want to cut the whole front of the card at once, you can break it down.  Run through the square frame of the die that also cuts the oval then add your inlay or inlays and run through a second time.

By the way, there is a packaging insert that comes with the Die of the Month that will show you how to put this card together.  Since it was my main inspiration I wanted to show it here.  For this particular card, I used a Quietfire Design sentiment from the If You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set.   I have several inspiration posts planned (while the die is available).

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Want to see more of what I made with the die?  Pop right over to THIS POST on the Spellbinders Blog and you’ll see some additional items I created!

 

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Stamps: Quietfire DesignIf You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill, Gold Foil Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersSofty Spoke’n Flip and Gatefold Cardpost-header-bottom

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!!

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 1, 2018 - 10:55 am

    Good morning Becca, congratulations this is going to be a winner!!! It’s absolutely lush!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 1, 2018 - 10:57 am

    Wow Becca. This is absolutely fantastic and will, I am sure, be a very quick sell out. The projects you have made are so, so beautiful. Congratulations on another winner.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 1, 2018 - 11:39 am

    Wow that’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 1, 2018 - 12:01 pm

    Can anyone help? I’ve been trying to get on spellbinders to join club, but it NEVER will open for me? Any clues…can I join from becca site? Please and thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kristine VencelDecember 1, 2018 - 8:21 pm

      Are you going to Spellbinders website? You can try clicking on the link in this email. It is near the top of the post. Click on the name of this nw die. It should take you right to the correct spot.
      Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

  • LisaDecember 1, 2018 - 12:38 pm

    I’m so happy I signed up for you die club! I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. You are a true Artist. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • KathyDecember 1, 2018 - 1:16 pm

      Wish I could get web page to open…I wanna join so badly…glad you like yours!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyDecember 1, 2018 - 12:39 pm

    beautiful,but will it work on a Big Shot?ReplyCancel

  • Mary HortonDecember 1, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    This set is more than Stash-worthy; it is awe-inspiring and breathtaking! I waited with anticipation for this month’s set and you did not disappoint. I cannot wait to get this set in my hands. I hope you consider (for us newbies) doing another video to show us how to make the box and also a tea light holder! THANK YOU for always providing us with such beautiful options – you make card making so much fun.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 1, 2018 - 2:06 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I hope we get to see more projects using this lovely die set.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 1, 2018 - 2:33 pm

    Hi Becca beautiful card. I don’t think anyone would ever be disappointed with any of your dies they are always so lovely and you are truly an inspiration to the craft world. Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 1, 2018 - 2:53 pm

    Hi Becca! You’ve BRIGHTENED MY DAY with your post! (I’m coughing & sneezing here….LOL) LOVE this new design! Your card of inspiration makes me think of a wedding card with the two rings coming together so nicely in the center! SUCH A GORGEOUS DESIGN!!! I showed it to my hubby & he liked it too! ;) LOVE ALL the spindles on this too—makes me think of a Victorian Home. SIGH! I SO LOOK FORWARD to this coming in the mail!!! ;)(Your other designs with this new die look WONDERFUL!!! LOVE the little box/purse, & the unique card you made with this too!!!! :D) You know how to make us HAPPY!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette WilliamsDecember 1, 2018 - 3:14 pm

    Im new to your site. Very pretty die. I saw on Instagram and had to see more.
    Ill be on here more often.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 1, 2018 - 3:19 pm

    Another fab die, Becca! You just keep hitting the ball out of the park!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 1, 2018 - 3:33 pm

    BECCA,
    Oh my goodness, this will make me well in no time. This is totally spectacular! and I can’t wait to get it. Thanks for speaking with me today you are such a special beautiful person!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 1, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    My goodness…………what a beautiful set. The card is stunning. Way to go, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Jan JDecember 1, 2018 - 4:41 pm

    LOVE this new die. . .I am so glad I joined club! I hope you will show us how to make the box. . PLEASE??ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 1, 2018 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca, What a lovely card the die is gorgeous
    you have done it again lucky club members go girls !
    Don’t know if you are home or will be for Christmas
    but hope you are getting there.
    Fires floods and all seems the norm lately everywhere
    so sorry for the people who are caught up in these events !
    Take care much love Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Pam MatthewsDecember 1, 2018 - 6:59 pm

    Stunning!! Will we ever be able to buy this die in Australia?ReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonDecember 1, 2018 - 11:25 pm

    Another beautiful creation! So happy I subscribed. Will there be a tutorial to make the purse?ReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyDecember 2, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • CHelseaDecember 2, 2018 - 11:10 am

    Beautiful die, Becca. I know it will be a popular one for you. So versatile! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"December 2, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    QUESTION PLEASE… Hi Becca or any one else who might know… I went into my stash of dies and found Amazing Paper Grace’s BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES dies from the Wedding Collection. When I bought it I tried to find a video somewhere on the web that would explain how to use each of the pieces. I finally gave up with the hopes that I would find help later on. I pulled these dies out again and tried searching again to no avail. Could you tell me where I can find help on exactly how to make use of these dies. I would surely appreciate it. By the way Becca, lovely card as always. Remembering you in my prayers and hoping you are getting back to normal after all the damage to your home. Hugs to all…. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:19 am

      I will make a video soon using this. In my video I’ll explain why you haven’t been able to find anything on it :-) This is the perfect die to use with Bow Helpers and Closures!!ReplyCancel

      • Denice with a "c"December 6, 2018 - 10:52 am

        Oh thank you so much. I am so looking forward to using these dies and I know they will live up to my expectations …. as soon as I know how to use them… LOL…
        Many hugs, Denice with a “C”

  • Jennifer UKDecember 2, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful and brilliant Becca!
    You have no idea how much it hurts to see these and not be able to afford UK. But i do have nearly all of your collections so i guess i’m lucky girl in that respect.

    Keep dazzling us!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:24 am

      Sweet pea, I do know, I really do. I’m losing sleep over this. I’m simply the artist and Spellbinders makes all the decisions. My UK and International friends are extremely important to me!! I hope you’ll send them a note saying what you’ve said here – to: customersupport@spellbinders.usReplyCancel

  • MiluDecember 2, 2018 - 6:49 pm

    I would love to get one! How can we get one of these dies Becca?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:18 am

      Milu, pop over to the Spellbinders website, click Clubs then click APG Die of the Month club. You can sign up there – it is easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwDecember 3, 2018 - 10:19 am

    Love all your dies Becca! And this card is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamDecember 3, 2018 - 8:36 pm

    I made a GREAT decision to sign up for these monthly!!!ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryDecember 4, 2018 - 5:16 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that your ind. co. id giving you such a hard timeReplyCancel

  • Ewelina PankaDecember 10, 2018 - 1:39 pm

    WOW! absolutely exquisite!!ReplyCancel

Introducing Glorious Glimmer by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System - Elegant Circle and Quietfire Design - Let us Remember - See full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34406
Sweet friends, I’m popping in today to share a card for the Christmas stash using an “everyday” glimmer plate – yes, the love for Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System continues! Stay tuned, at the end of my post, I’ll share our blog hop prize winners. Plus, did you know I’m in another countdown?  Last month we released the brand new Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club and it sold out fairly quickly!!  Well, guess what?

A new Die of the Month is coming in just three days!  I love this one, and hope you’ll come back on December 1st to see what I’ve cooked up :-)

Using  An “Everyday” Glimmer Plate for Holiday Cards

For my card today I’m using the Glorious Glimmer Elegant Circle Glimmer Plate and I’ve layered it on top of A2 Corner Cotillion – it doesn’t get much easier than that!!  It’s what I call an “everyday” glimmer plate because you can use it to accent a holiday, a wedding, or simply to build layers in your cards – it looks great peeking out from underneath a die or another layer.  The calligraphic strokes of the design make it translate to almost anything.

Introducing Glorious Glimmer by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System - Elegant Circle and Quietfire Design - Let us Remember - See full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34406
As you know, I’m extra happy to dabble with the new foils so I took one of my new designs and pressed it into Christmas use.  The Elegant Circle Plate so reminded me of a wreath so I cut out the center and added a bow. With the center cut out, it gave me a lovely frame and was the perfect shape to highlight a lovely Christmas Sentiment from Quietfire Design.

You might wonder how I cut this out because I’m not a fussy cutter, I’m just not!  Easy peasy, I dug through my stash for a circle die to cut out the outer ring and a circle cutter would do the job too.  Then I took a smaller circle die and pencil and traced the half circle arcs in the center of the motif by hand.  With the pencil marks, I couldn’t go wrong.

Questions about the Glimmer System?  Check my post HERE for FAQ’s.

Introducing Glorious Glimmer by Becca Feeken and Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System - Elegant Circle and Quietfire Design - Let us Remember - See full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34406

Prize Winners

Now for the winners of the three dies given away during our recent Glorious Glimmer Blog Hop.  We drew straws to pick which three of 5 blogs the winner would come from then used a random number generator to get a pick from each of the three.  Here are the winners :-)   Please reach out to me within the next two weeks to claim your prize :-)

Rebecca Ednie who left a comment on Becca Feeken’s Blog on November 22, 2018 – 6:45 pm

Victoria Luna who left a comment on Teresa Horner’s Blog on November 21, 2018 at 5:37 AM

Mindy1414 who left a comment on Joanna Wizniewska’s Blog on 25 November 2018 at 05:36

 

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Quietfire DesignLet us Remember
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Foil Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Foil System,  Glorious Glimmer Elegant Circle Glimmer PlateA2 Corner Cotillionpost-header-bottom

Thank you so much joining us during our Glimmer Blog Hop last week.  We’ll be stretching our Glimmer creativity over the next couple of weeks to come, so be sure to stop by as we share more.

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  • Becky GreenNovember 28, 2018 - 11:01 am

    CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!!!! I KNOW you will LOVE your prizes! ;)
    Your card is BEAUTIFUL, Becca! LOVE how you’ve used the Elegant Circle Plate for Christmas! I think with this new Foiling System, you’ve made card making SO MUCH EASIER to get that elegant look!!! CAN’T WAIT to see what is coming for next months club!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonNovember 28, 2018 - 11:06 am

    Congratulations winners! Just saw a peek of the December die of the month samples on Facebook. Wow, as always! Can’t wait for mine to arrive:)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 28, 2018 - 11:25 am

    Good morning Becca, another fab card!!!
    Congratulations to winners!!! Enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 28, 2018 - 11:41 am

    Another beautiful card love how you used two different colours of foil on the card.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 28, 2018 - 2:48 pm

    Such beauty with this glimmer plate! I can’t believe you called it “everyday”
    When it looks so elegant!!! Gorgeous as ever Becca!! And congratulations to the lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy DrummondNovember 28, 2018 - 3:01 pm

    I am so excited to be one of the lucky winners, what an awesome surprise to wake up to this morning :), Thank you so much! Contact form has been sent with my info/choice. I love the new Glimmer System by Spellbinders and this Elegant Circle Plate is my favorite so far. I love how you used it for a Christmas design, such elegance – I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm

    Very pretty and Christmas-y, Becca! You’re making me fall in love with the Glimmer craze. Also, thank you for sharing how you cut the center out of your “wreath”. Very clever of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"November 29, 2018 - 6:21 am

    I just love the glimmer plate card sentiment. That is so true and wouldn’t it be lovely if everyone felt this way year round. Merry Christmas to all. Remember …. It’s All About Jesus.
    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserNovember 29, 2018 - 11:15 am

    Lovely card! Congratulations to the lucky winners. Enjoy your fabulous die!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostNovember 30, 2018 - 3:28 am

    I’ve been MIA for some time! Glad to see you’re still percolating and creating beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Dana MNovember 30, 2018 - 11:20 pm

    Lovely card, so festive. Congrats to the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 1, 2018 - 3:10 pm

    Love the star shaped centre cut out, Becca! And what a beautiful sentiment!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 1, 2018 - 3:37 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Don’t know how I missed this post as I am always atune to anything FeedBlitz but missed it altogether until today.
    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 1, 2018 - 5:37 pm

    Hi just like Ann I missed this one too !
    Lovely effect keep glimmering lol.
    Well done winners … Winners are GRINNERS !
    Take care Hugs Pam XReplyCancel

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