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=35525
Every month we welcome a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  It’s an excellent opportunity to add a spin on style to what you see here day to day.  Today, I’m thrilled to be introducing Henriette van Mierlo to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.   Henriette will be sharing designs during November 2019 and I know you’ll just find that her style is calm, cozy and sweetly embellished.

The first die she is highlighting is Layered Bundle of Joy and her parade of pastels is perfect for this series of baby cards.  Be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of October for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  Let’s meet Henriëtte!!

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Hi, all! My name is Henriëtte van Mierlo.

I was very flattered to be invited as a guest designer for Amazing Paper Grace.

Here’s a bit about me;

I live in The Netherlands with Robert and I have an 18-year-old daughter. I work parttime in financial administration and in my spare time my biggest passion is crafting.

I started years ago with stamping and making cards and through the years I also created foamiran flowers, mixed media projects, albums, boxes, and junk journals.  Yes, I’m addicted to paper.  I also love reading, traveling and I go to the gym 2/3 times a week. In short, I’m never bored.

I’m excited to share my creations with you this month.

Thanks Becca, for this amazing opportunity and the beautiful dies!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Here are her social media links:

Elegant Inspiration by Henriëtte van Mierlo

Henriëtte designs with so many colors and textures.  Take a walk through her pastels and the sweet depth of colors and patterns and layers to introduce a new little one!
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=35525
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=35525
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=35525
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=35525
I just love the layers of design paper and how well they mesh together.  Her use of batting as a layer is genius and again adds a layer.  Please follow Henriëtte through the month as she spins some amazing designs with APG dies.

I hope to see you tomorrow for the new die of the month!

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  • Jan Symonds AustraliaNovember 1, 2019 - 3:08 am

    Welcome Henrietta, just looking at your example cards I am really looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations during November. Becca, it is so lovely to be introduced to so many talented Artists that we would otherwise never know about, thank you. Love JanReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 1, 2019 - 5:29 am

    Good morning Becca, it’s lovely to see someone else’s take on your dies… Looking forward to seeing what’s to come… Happy days…
    Have a good one!!!
    LoopyLyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASNovember 1, 2019 - 6:04 am

    Hi Becca great to see so many different people creating
    with your dies everyone has a different style !
    Welcome Henriette looking forward to seeing your work
    for some more inspiration hopefully some for Christmas also.
    Hope you are well Becca often think of you Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 1, 2019 - 6:06 am

    WELCOME, Henriette! I scrolled through your blog & I think we’re in for some BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!! I LOVE the papers you use! AND I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!! The baby cards above are BEAUTIFUL!!!! That is one area I ADORE to craft in! CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us this month!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 1, 2019 - 6:35 am

    Welcome Henriette! Becca’s dies make it so easy to create so many lovely cards. Love your choice of paper for the ones you featured here. I love to do baby cards! But at my age not too many friends having babies, next generation!! Look forward to what you have to show us this month. Welcome again and love to Becca!!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • EarlineNovember 1, 2019 - 7:01 am

    Gorgeous card love itReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 1, 2019 - 7:16 am

    Looking forward to seeing more of the wonderful work this month using your amazing dies.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 1, 2019 - 7:21 am

    Two very awesome cards.You are very talented.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 1, 2019 - 10:01 am

    How nice to meet you, Henriette! Your cards are charming. I can see why Becca wanted us to get to know you! Thanks, Becca for another inspirational avenue. You definitely have an eye for talent!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Bass, CaliforniaNovember 1, 2019 - 10:19 am

    Thank you Becca for your sharing your inspiration with us and for introducing us to other designers to get their ideas in using your dies. We are rich in inspiration from your site!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2019 - 11:33 am

    Hi, Becca,
    I think Henriette must be a bundle of joy! These cards are so beautiful and the use of batting as a layer is a stroke of genius – doesn’t it give one the feel of a baby blanket? I checked out her blog and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this month.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Rai GuidoneNovember 1, 2019 - 3:18 pm

    How pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 3, 2019 - 10:12 am

    Love your gorgeous work Henriette! Welcome!!ReplyCancel

Guest Designer for Amazing Paper Grace - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433It has been our pleasure to work this month with the amazing Rajni Chawla!  Oh my goodness, her stream of creations were heavenly and elegant and stunning and I don’t think there are even enough adjectives to describe!!  She created a boatload of projects and I’m tickled to recap them here!

Rajni’s style is definitely classic and polished and elegant and she has a knack for combining and layering dies in unique way that’s eyecatching and intriguing.  I’ve learned that she loves gold but her signature by far is her flowers.  I promise you she has a million different nuances of flowers up her sleeve and when it comes to making foamiran flowers, you can’t tell if they are real or handmade.

Please continue to follow her – if you’re mildly interested in flowers, she’s one to watch.  She started out humbly and through watching and practice, taught herself through trial and error how to come up with those fantastic arrangements.

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You can find Rajni:

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Creating with Rajni Chawla:

For her first week, we were graced with all of these lovely cards.  I knew we were in for a stellar month and that Rajni was absolutely prolific in her creating.  Just scroll through and admire :-)

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S4-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoats - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-368 Graceful Doily - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

For her second week Rajni shared these beauties:

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-402 Lace Cardfront - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Are you ready for Week 3?  The drama and beauty simply build from week to week!  Here is a a beautiful ensemble at does amazing justice to the dies she picked!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners and S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoats - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners and S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoats - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-1024 Candlewick Edged Corners and S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoats - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35506

It’s been a lovely month and we were blessed by the stunningly gorgeous projects shared by Rajni.  Don’t you agree?  Rajni is a key player on many of the industry Design Teams and you’ll see her lovely inspiration everywhere.  Rajni thank you so much for a magical month!!

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Coming up, we will welcome a new APG Guest Designer and on November 1st I’ll be introducing a new die of the month, then on November 5th we will supply you with a little bit of inspiration to keep you on track for your Christmas creating!

 

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  • Jan Symonds AustraliaOctober 31, 2019 - 5:27 am

    Rajni, thank you for your very beautiful card designs, I love them all. So pretty, feminine, and very well balanced. You have inspired me to try to make some foamiran flowers. You have a great talent. Thanks Becca for inviting Rajni to share her beautiful ideas with your fabulous dies. Bless you both. JanReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaOctober 31, 2019 - 5:47 am

    Good morning Becca, I couldn’t agree more with Jan… absolutely gorgeous…
    Can’t wait for the new stuff!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 31, 2019 - 5:52 am

    Becca,
    Wow, you are so right. Rajni’s flowers are georgous. Someday maybe I will be able to do half as good. Have enjoyed all of Rajni’s creations. Anxiously awaiting for the new die. Loved the last one Becca and used it for my club birthday cards for November. Introducing my club with your die of the month is such fun!! They love it too! Happy Halloween!!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • BunnyOctober 31, 2019 - 6:50 am

    These are absolutely beautifully feminine. Any one would love to receive one of these or especially give one. They are all fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordOctober 31, 2019 - 7:03 am

    Simply WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 31, 2019 - 7:06 am

    Her work was stunning along with her gorgeous flowersReplyCancel

  • SARAHOctober 31, 2019 - 7:23 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful! I love the die layering!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 31, 2019 - 7:52 am

    Oh what a fabulous array of projects – all of them stunning!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 31, 2019 - 8:14 am

    Beautiful creations!
    Saw a sneak peak of your new die – and wow!
    Thinking of you especially today, Becca.
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Carol H.October 31, 2019 - 10:23 am

    Absolutely stunning projects!!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelOctober 31, 2019 - 10:33 am

    Just like you Becca, I love the white on white and most especially the gold lacy die cuts! These are exceptional! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • PattyOctober 31, 2019 - 10:37 am

    Absolutely stunning! I love all of Rajni’s projects, she is so amazingly talented. And of course she has great dies to work with.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 31, 2019 - 2:36 pm

    Thank you for showcasing this lovely artist. She is definitely one to watch!
    Looking forward to all you have in store for us in November –ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunOctober 31, 2019 - 2:59 pm

    Rajni’s work is always so beautiful and her flowers are so real looking…most beautiful. Love all the cards especially the little basket. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonOctober 31, 2019 - 5:08 pm

    Wow! Stunning creations! Her flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful composition! Amazing and talented designer! tfs Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2019 - 11:51 am

    Hi, Becca,
    It’s easy to see why you chose to showcase Rajni’s spectacular creations. Looks like she is a gal after your own heart! Her design sense and craftsmanship are top notch. Hope to see more of her work in the future.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumNovember 1, 2019 - 3:05 pm

    Is there a tutorial on how Rajni makes her beautiful flowers? They are so exquisite. I must learn how she does these!!!!

    PLEASE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 3, 2019 - 10:13 am

    Wow!! Your work is stunning!! Welcome!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using Candlewick Rosebuds and A2 Swirl Background by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35491
Do you know what an Easter Egg is? We had one here last week.  We kicked off a blog hop and you may have gotten a glimpse of an entire new collection.  Oops!  The problem was that we were a month early here on the blog, lol! The Creative Team and I had to unpublish our blog posts, but they will be republished again in the near future.  If you look hard enough out in the internet you are bound to find remnants of some of our pretties but no fear, we’ll be back on November 11th with the hop. During that hop I published the names of the WCMD Blog Hop winners. Oops again! So I’m re-publishing them again here at the end of the post. In the meantime, today I’m sharing a look at Candlewick Rosebuds.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using Candlewick Rosebuds and A2 Swirl Background by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35491
I’m not a flower maker normally but I want to be. I have found that Cinch and Go Flowers are the best and quickest way for me to do cheater flowers that looked I fussed but didn’t. Candlewick Rosebuds is made in the Cinch and Go tradition.  Short and sweet, I wet each of the petals, burnish with a large ball-tipped stylist by mashing the petal down in foam and allowing it to curl. I take either a corsage pin or a pearl threaded onto pliable wire and thread each of the petals on the wire – adding a drop of glue in between each layer to hold it in place.  So, while that’s a quick description, you can see it in action ——> HERE and HERE

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using Candlewick Rosebuds and A2 Swirl Background by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35491
For this card I simply assembled 6 of the rosebuds and twisted their wires (see video linked above) together to make a bundle.  It was very easy to then spread them out and glue them down.  Quick and easy, I promise!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using Candlewick Rosebuds and A2 Swirl Background by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35491

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  From my stash
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye, Coredinations – Concerto, Gold Mirror Cardstock
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersSpellbinders Candlewick Rosebuds, Spellbinders A2 Swirl Background

Here are the four winners from the WCMD/October Die of the Month Blog Hop.

Theresa Bush who left a comment on Becca Feekens Blog on October 5, 2019 – 3:55 pm
Linda Grape who left a comment on Theresa Horners Blog on October 6, 2019 at 6:25 AM
Lori Podolsky who left a comment on Melissa Bove’s Blog on October 9, 2019 at 9:07 AM
Annamieke who left a comment on Joanna Wisniewska’s Blog on October 5, 2019 at 20:08

Winners, please use the contact tab in the upper right-hand corner to send me your name and choice of die.   You have two weeks from today to claim your prize.   I will get the message but you will not receive a reply – no worries!  Allow at least 8 weeks for delivery.  Choose from any Die of the Month still available up through the end of September 2019 Die of the Month – you can see your choices HERE.post-header-bottom

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure you pop by and see what our Guest Designer Rajni Chawla has cooked up this week.  You can see her latest creation ——> HERE.

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  • Christine SpringmanOctober 17, 2019 - 2:10 pm

    The card with your beautiful chinch rose is absolutely gorgeous. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 17, 2019 - 2:16 pm

    LOL You know Becca, I received that e-mail, & couldn’t get to it at that time & planned to come back. I came back & it had DISAPPEARED! LOL I LOOKED & LOOKED! SO GLAD I DIDN’T miss anything! ;) Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOOOVE those Roses!!! SO ELEGANT!!!! I’ve been working away here on a few cards, done with the APG Monthly Die…. Still working away though, before I can post them. I LOVE this months die! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm

    Your flowers are just lovely! Your previous Cinch-and-Go flowers have all been fantastic, so I imagine these are as well. They certainly are pretty! Another beautiful card, Becca.ReplyCancel

    • Susan SaxeOctober 17, 2019 - 5:25 pm

      Your care is just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • NOELIA ROMAN JIMENEZOctober 17, 2019 - 6:59 pm

    Beautiful!!! I love it! So delicate??ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BushOctober 18, 2019 - 12:39 am

    Your roses are so delicate and beautiful. I love the soft look (definitely vintage) they bring to your wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 18, 2019 - 5:49 am

    Beautiful card Becca and I am the same, pink and gingham person. No one has answered the question What can’t you craft without? I can’t think about crafting without my APG dies!!!!!!! Over half of my cards, I have used an APG die on it.There is not many that I don’t have!
    Faithful friend
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 18, 2019 - 7:31 am

    Thank you Becca for confirming that I have not gone mad! I opened your last blog immediately I received the email and what I saw looked gorgeous. I even opened one of the design team and then, suddenly, they all disappeared. I really thought I must be mistaken and I tried several times to reopen it only to find it was not there! So I was not imagining it after all! Today’s card is absolutely stunning, set off by those gorgeous rose buds.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaOctober 18, 2019 - 11:09 am

    Good morning Becca, glad it wasn’t just me!!!
    Love , love, love so romantic!!!
    Congratulations to winners!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jan Symonds AustraliaOctober 18, 2019 - 11:24 pm

    Such a beautiful card, very elegant and pretty. Love the soft colours with the cream. A very nice die set. Thank you and God bless.
    JanReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 19, 2019 - 11:47 pm

    I wondered what had happened. I kept opening your blog and thought that I was doing something wrong!! Gorgeous Candlewicking card and congratulations to the winners!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodOctober 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm

    A beautiful and heartwarming card, Becca! Lovely new (and not as new!) dies!ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonOctober 26, 2019 - 10:25 am

    Another stunning card, Becca! I absolutely love your Candlewick Sampler collection! The Candlewick Canopy and Petticoat are my favorites! Gorgeous designs! Tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

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