We were so blessed to have Karan Gerber as the Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer for July and what a month it has been!!  She crafted up a host of sweet, romantic projects using the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Collection by Spellbinders. Her creations blew our minds – in fact, many are on my “must make” list.

Karan is an ever-present encourager in the paper crafting community and always there with kind words on Facebook and Instagram.  We were amazed at the depth and creativity of her projects and hope you will stay tuned on her blog for what’s next.  She’s never far away as she teaches classes and is a fixture with many leading paper craft companies.  It’s been a pleasure working with her this month and I am posting her social media again so that you can stay connected with her.

Finally, today I wanted to recap the amazing projects she shared with us!

 

You can find Karan:

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

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

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

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Creating with Karan Gerber

Karan soothed us all month with a sweet lavender palette.  She made an amazing creation with Spellbinders Floral Tiara Topper by creating an actual tiara.  So sweet!

When you look at all the detail she built into to this gorgeous oval card made using Spellbinders Bella Luce Oval, I just swoon.  She’s a mixed media artisan and the coloring, layers and spatters of texture speak volumes!

And as an encore, look at her masterful use of Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers V that grace all of her creations here.  She’s used a favorite – Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangles – and the depth she created behind the layers is exquisite.

A heartfelt thanks to Karan for sharing her amazing palette with us during July.  Her shabby, layered, mixed media style has been a welcome inspiration!

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Stay tuned as tomorrow on August first we welcome a new APG Guest Designer.  Also, on August 2nd I introduce a new Die of the Month.  In the meantime, thank you for visiting and clicking in to see what we’re up to!

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  • Pam TASJuly 31, 2019 - 9:34 am

    Hi Becca you are doing a great job with all you are doing !
    Keep up the good work but hope you are having some me time
    as that is important as well …..
    Looking forward to seeing your new die for the month and what
    you do with it no doubt it will be a winner !!!
    Thank you to Karan her work is lovely she has done your dies
    proud well done to her for her effort.
    Hugs to you dear Becca hope all is well in your life
    much Love Pam also Bill ?XXReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:37 pm

      Hi Pam

      I am so glad you dropped by and happy you liked my projects for the month.ReplyCancel

  • CindyKJuly 31, 2019 - 10:49 am

    Karan’s creations are amazing! It was a delight to look at each one, carefully examining all the details. She truly is blessed with an amazing talent. Thank you Becca for having her!
    I’m looking forward to seeing more of her work.
    As well as yours Becca! :)ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 31, 2019 - 11:20 am

    Karan’s creations are GORGEOUS, love that tiara!ReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:38 pm

      Hi Lagene
      I love that Tiara too, had so much fun putting it together.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 31, 2019 - 1:17 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Is this a gal after your own heart or what? You must’ve loved the tiara (like we all do!) and what a fun creation for a little girl’s birthday party (or a big girls’;->)! I just love being in the presence of other creative people. Individual expression is a marvelous thing to behold!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:39 pm

      HI Sandy

      Im so glad you love the Tiara, although it fits my head, i had my granddaughter in mind when i was designing it, she is our little princess and know she will love having this displayed in her bedroom and her favorite color is purple :)ReplyCancel

  • EarlineJuly 31, 2019 - 4:52 pm

    Lovely cards love your styleReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"July 31, 2019 - 6:09 pm

    WOW ….. What gorgeous projects. I love blues and greens and purples so this was right up my ally. thank you so much for sharing such lovely talent. Truly works or art. God bless…Denice with a ” c “ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SAugust 1, 2019 - 8:31 am

    Wow! Fabulous projects. The tiara is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 1, 2019 - 8:43 am

    I have enjoyed all your designs and especially love your flowers and choice of colors! Look forward to seeing more on your site too. Thanks for sharing your talented designs with us.ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
Hi Friends, today the Creative Team and I are showing a little bit more inspiration for the July Die of the Month.  It’s a die that has tabs on the side so that you can link each panel together to make a concertina card.  Don’t stop there though, there’s much that can be made.   Cut the side tabs off to make a votive candle holder or a box or a book cover.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
My Project Today:

I’m simply intrigued with the filigree on the die and the rounded top – it’s so unique and delicate.  I decided to make some little envelopes with the main die.  They are made exactly like the box in the video —–>HERE  except, only one fold.  It makes a petal-type of envelope and inside I nestled a little notecard.  Also the basket :-)  By now you must know that I love little favors and baskets and this makes up into a sweet little basket using four of the main dies.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128

You’re in store for a lot of inspiration or our hop today, so grab a cup of coffee and off you go to visit the other ladies!WR-Supplies
Stamps: None
Paper: Bazzill
Ink: None
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders

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 Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.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

Don’t forget to visit our Guest Designer of the Month – Karan Gerber.  She has a live post right now with inspiration for the Vintage Treasures Collection.  You can see her latest make right HERE.

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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Sending hugs to all my sweet, sweet readers.  As you know in addition to hanging out here, I surf Instagram and Facebook a little bit in between projects. I’m simply taken by how sweet the paper crafting community really is.  I continue to be blessed by your kind words and encouragement and I only hope I’m returning it to you in a way that makes a difference in your life and your creativity.

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  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 10, 2019 - 10:09 am

    Becca, that is just so sweet! You just make everything you touch more beautiful.every single post is a beautiful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 10, 2019 - 10:49 am

    SWEETLY DONE, Becca! LOVE this die! The team did a WONDERFUL JOB for us too! ;) OFF TO CREATE!!!!!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 10, 2019 - 12:19 pm

    Love this new die you always cone up with the most amazing projects and you work is always so elegant.love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 10, 2019 - 1:25 pm

    Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!!
    So elegant and feminine!!!
    Have a good one! ! !
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • MaryH.July 10, 2019 - 2:07 pm

    As usual you and your team have been so innovative and created exquisite designs. Thank you all for this inspiration for us to go and create ourselves —we appreciate the time, effort and, obviously, love you put into doing these designs!ReplyCancel

  • RoselandJuly 10, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    I love these designs. You and your team are very very creative and insperational!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 10, 2019 - 2:34 pm

    Yet more wow factors! Your little basket is so sweet Becca and your team have once again come up trumps with their gorgeous projects.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Katarzyna BobrowskaJuly 10, 2019 - 4:25 pm

    BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Rebecca EdnieJuly 10, 2019 - 10:06 pm

    Super gorgeous designs. I love how you see so many 3-D items from flat paper.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fJuly 11, 2019 - 6:18 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJuly 11, 2019 - 6:20 pm

    StunningReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 12, 2019 - 8:03 am

    Beautiful new intricate filigree die, Becca! Love your cards and envelopes but the cute little basket using 4 of the die cuts is my fav!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
It’s that time again, play time!  Today I’m introducing a new Die of the Month.  The die of the month for July is Graceful Concertina and it’s unlike anything I have in my stash.  On this particular die template, there are connectors on the side so that you connect one panel to the next and the next and so on.  As always, it is set up with a rim so that you can have a shadow layer and there is a small inlay panel.

The Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team will be having an Inspiration Hop on July 10th and I have a couple of makes to show you today.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128

Inspiration for Graceful Concertina

For this die, I worked backward to make sure the die could be used for more than just a card.  I think it makes a beautiful card, but it also makes a beautiful card, box, votive holder, envelope and more :-)  Since the card made with this template is easy peasy, today in the video I’m sharing how to make a quick box:

Graceful Concertina Samples

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
This is a concertina of three panels.  It could go on and on and on :-)  I like to think it could be used to make a mini album and I’m thinking to give it a try in the near future.  In particular, I’ve been wanting to make a “10 Things I Adore About You” and I think it will be perfect!!

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
This a two panel-shaped card.  It’s the quickest and easiest project to make :-)

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128
Because of all the open lacey spaces, I thought this would make a fabulous votive holder using one of those battery operated candles.  It did not disappoint and the votive creates a soft glowing romantic light.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Graceful Concertina - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35128

And finally, the box.  It’s just so different from other boxes, I couldn’t resist whipping one up.


Well, that’s my shares for you with the July 2019 Die of the Month!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of Graceful Concertina.

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Thanks for stopping in!!  I’m finding a lot of peace in creating right now and I hope you are having joy creating too!

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 2, 2019 - 10:44 am

    Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 2, 2019 - 10:59 am

    Oh Becca you always make the most beautiful dies and your box and cards are so lovely and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 2, 2019 - 11:02 am

    I DO LOVE this little box, Becca! You SURPRISED ME with the lid just popping onto the bottom of the box!LOVE the little votive & the Concertina Style Card too! A SUPER JOB on ALL of your projects with this NEW APG Die of the Month!!! CAN’T WAIT for mine to come in the mail!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Dana MJuly 2, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Wow! What a gorgeous design and stunning projects!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJuly 2, 2019 - 12:16 pm

    Aww Becca
    You keep wowing me with your georgeous designs.
    You are so talented!ReplyCancel

  • Terry DunlapJuly 2, 2019 - 12:30 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I watched the video and it looks easy to do. Thanks for all the time you put in to creating such unique pieces of beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"July 2, 2019 - 1:52 pm

    You never cease to amaze me with the way you can take an ordinary piece of card stock and turn it in to somethings so extraordinary. Just stunning. Wish I had time to watch the video right now but I will have to come back to it later. Lots to get done today. : ) God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 2, 2019 - 3:58 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Looking at all your beautiful creations makes me soooo happy to be a Die of the Month subscriber. I love how you connected the concertina panels with ribbon (a know of a couple other methods that don’t work ;->). Thank for taking the time to make us a tutorial for the box. I made myself an instruction sheet while watching the video and am excited about making these. So many lovely things to create – so little time! Sigh…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • ANNA ROBBINSJuly 2, 2019 - 4:30 pm

    Wow, Becca, this is breathtaking! Can’t wait until mine gets here. I juar don’t know how one person can have so much talent!! You amaze me lady!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • MaryH.July 2, 2019 - 4:30 pm

    I hate to gush but gush I must. Cole Porter said it best, “You can tell at a glance…It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely”. Besides the lovely dies and tutorials you share, I look forward to your narrative. A lost art writing to connect—a beautiful way of sharing more than your creation.

    I have to ask: Where you a ever a teacher? I ask because your videos are so easy to follow; spot on. Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel

  • DianaDJuly 2, 2019 - 10:49 pm

    Oh Becca….this is stunning! Can’t wait for this to arrive. My daughter is having a baby shower and this is going to be her card from me. Just love the softness it gives for a baby girl. I hope you are settled back into your home. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 3, 2019 - 8:08 am

    Big WOWs on this one, Becca. Absolutely gorgeous projects from this amazing die. Another winner!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonJuly 3, 2019 - 9:08 am

    oh my goodness! You never fail to disappoint, Becca! Stunning projects! Your concertina box is gorgeous! The 3 panels one is amazingly gorgeous! So creative to create one to hold a votive! LOVE everything! Always inspiring! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Kathy/NorthCarolinaJuly 4, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    This is so elegant! I love the fact that you can join it endlessly! Why possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy WoodJuly 4, 2019 - 5:00 pm

    My word, what a stunning die set! And your box is gorgeous! I definitely shared your video.

    You are the best, Becca! HugsReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 10, 2019 - 10:29 am

    Beautiful as always thanks for all the amazing dies and the inspiration to make many Beautiful cardsReplyCancel

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