Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742
Oh my, it has been nearly a month since I’ve spoken here!  I looked up to see that it is time for an update.  Time flies when you are in the middle of planning your holiday but I’m tickled to return to share a new Die of the Month.  As you know, designing a die that releases every month keeps me on my toes thinking about beautiful dies that invoke different techniques and outcomes.  Today I’m pleased to introduce the Amazing Paper Grace December  2020 Die of the Month – Rose Garden Promise.

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Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

Inspiration for Rose Garden Promise

Last month we swooped in just in time to give you a lovely Christmas die that you could still create with to prepare something before Christmas.  This month, we’re looking at turning the corner and going into a new year.  I don’t know about you, but it’s a time where hope for the upcoming year catches my thoughts.  Just barely into winter, my thoughts always turn to Roses in December.  Last year in December the die template was a lovely rose template and again this year, I’m tickled to keep up with the tradition and give you roses again.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742
If you want to learn to make a card that is crazy simple but looks like you fussed, watch this video:

Pop Up Rose Garden Promise Samples

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

Once I sat down to play with this die and make samples, my head filled with so many ideas about how to put together a card.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

I think the gold and cream is a classic but also loved the black for the punch of color.  This is truly a 10 minute card!!

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

I was excited to pull out my Copic Markers and flick on some faint color to barely color the roses.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

After I was done flicking on color, I overlaid the entire arrangement with the white outline.  This is the same concept I show in the video.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

This version was a no-brainer by dabbing on some watercolor.  If I can do this anyone can do this because I’m a classic overthinker.  Well, I didn’t have to think about this, just color!!

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Die of the Month - Rose Garden Promise - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36742

I created the background by bumping my watercolor brush against my hand so that purposefully, droplets would fall.  Since I tend to be accident prone, I have to admit that it’s satisfying doing that on purpose.  Afterwards, I stacked four of the outlines adhering each with white glue.  The end result gives a lot of depth and makes the die cut framing very sturdy.

That’s it for me today!  I hope you like Rose Garden Promise it was so fun for me to play with and I hope you do too.  In the meantime, please think about joining me and the Creative Team where we are sharing lots of tutorials in a place that we can chat and answer questions –  the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group. 

Coming Up

Speaking of the Creative Team, as always you know we have something up our sleeves.  We’ll be back on December 4, 2020 for more inspiration with Rose Garden Promise!

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Bless you all as we find ourselves perpetually in a new place every month.  Holidays during the coronavirus can be daunting but I think that armed with technology and hope, the holidays will turn out okay.  Shopping online and being together via Skype isn’t sad, it’s a triumph.  I applaud our collective spirit and hope that no matter what you savor the coming holiday.

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  • Christine SpringmanDecember 1, 2020 - 3:07 pm

    Another beautiful die ever month you outdo your self with these lovely dies can’t walk to see what the designers do with this die.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 1, 2020 - 4:12 pm

    Love this sweet and sentimental die. Your brain must be smokin’ with all you create for all of us. God bless and stay well. SaraReplyCancel

  • MaryHDecember 1, 2020 - 4:17 pm

    Another successful release. Lovely and sentimental style. Thanks and have a wonderful holiday!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQYDecember 1, 2020 - 6:37 pm

    You are very clever with your piecing technique. Just a perfect way to do this. Your Rose die this month is stunning and your samples are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. HugsReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 1, 2020 - 8:13 pm

    This is a lovely die set, Becca. The creativity you put into each project is so apparent! Thank you so much for continuing to provide us with gorgeous tools to use in our cardmaking and papercrafting.ReplyCancel

  • Carol JonesDecember 1, 2020 - 11:20 pm

    Another gorgeous die Becca! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent with your magnificent designs every month. I am so grateful for all the beauty you have brought into my life. I hope you have a fabulous Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis ProehlDecember 2, 2020 - 6:06 am

    Becca, once again you have outdone yourself with this months design. I just hope that my die arrives sooner this month, I just received the November Sled die yesterday December 1st. It is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful Holiday Season
    PhyllisReplyCancel

  • tara brownDecember 2, 2020 - 8:28 pm

    Beautiful die and simply amazing projects made with the die set! Thank you for inspiring us and for creating such meaningful, wonderful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenDecember 3, 2020 - 3:54 am

    As usual you´vve done such a wonderful job on this, and the card here are stunning Becca. I absolutely LOVE it. You really are a true wizard with these things hun. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 3, 2020 - 8:54 am

    Another beautiful die to add to the never ending array of fabulous dies.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • LIZ MARSDENDecember 3, 2020 - 1:14 pm

    Wow stunning cards and fab video hun, love them all,

    Hugs LizxReplyCancel

  • Tna JohnsonDecember 8, 2020 - 3:16 am

    I would love to get the Rose die set. Is that possible? I Love
    Love it!!.ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36721
If you haven’t already jumped into Christmas preparations, are you ready to sleigh it?  Today we are sharing the Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh.  This one is a little bit different because it folds down flat for mailing as do all the dies in the 3D Vignette lines.

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Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36721
Poinsettia Sleigh Details

What better for Christmas than a Christmas Sleigh?  This one is 3D and I can think of oh, so many ways to use it.  This die can be used as flat detail on a 2D surface but transforms into a 3D showpiece so easily that we’re happy you will have both options.  I love to create high end dies that double as a decoration piece in November of each year.  Let’s just call it icing on the cake for the holidays.  It’s really a satisfying venture to grab a cup of coffee and sit down to put it together as it is to set it out on the table.

Today we want to inspire you to think of different combinations using the Poinsettia Sleigh.  Here’s what we had in mind:

  1. Table Center Piece
  2. Table Setting Favor
  3. Filled with Candy and Goodies
  4. Part of a Wonderland Menagerie
  5. Flat 2D on the front of a card

    In the comments let us know how you think it should be used.

 

There are 21 dies included in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703

My Project Today using the Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh

For my project today, I pulled together a couple of quick money cards for Christmas.  I assembled the sleigh as normal and nestled a little box behind the first sleigh so that my gift card or my money bills could slip into.

Designer Tip:  Stacking and slightly offsetting two of the sleighs creates the illusion of depth without an excessive amount of bulk.  In between sleighs stack 3 or four pieces of adhesive foam.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36721

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Stamps:   None
Paper:  Michaels Dove White, K and Company, Coredinations
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh 

P.S.  In the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group there are two Step-by-Step Tutorials that take a novice through creating some spectacular poinsettias.  I hope you’ll join the group so that you have both of those methods in your toolbox.  They’ll come in handy this Christmas Season.

You can also view the 6.5 minute Youtube on the Poinsettia Sleigh Assembly.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36721
Visit the Creative Team for more Poinsettia Sleigh Inspiration

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

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  • Joanna WisniewskaNovember 4, 2020 - 9:22 am

    I love the idea. Great cards!ReplyCancel

  • […] Visit Joanna Wisniewska Visit Beatriz Jennings Visit Patricia Manhire Visit Agnieszka Posluszny (it’s me!) Visit Elena Olinevich Visit Sathya Kala Sankaran Visit Tara Brown Visit Linda Parker Visit Kate Skonieczna Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace […]ReplyCancel

  • nancy fNovember 4, 2020 - 10:32 am

    Great die to have!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 4, 2020 - 10:47 am

    What a fun way to give a monetary gift. These are really cute.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireNovember 4, 2020 - 1:27 pm

    These are absolutely stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 4, 2020 - 2:45 pm

    Love how you used the sleigh on the cards to use as gift card holders. Your work is always gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • tara brownNovember 4, 2020 - 7:35 pm

    These projects are stunningly beautiful…..as always! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen P Palumbo De MatosNovember 4, 2020 - 8:07 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful. It’s really wonderful to see all of the teams work. Each creation is beautiful and unique in their own way. BTW, your bows are lovely. Maybe you could teach us how to make the perfect bow?ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenNovember 5, 2020 - 12:57 am

    Absolut gorgeous cards here again Becca. I just LOVE them both, so beautiful and elegant. All your talented girls have made some truly amazing projects here again this month. I just love all your talented creativity.
    Have a wonderful day outthere everyone and stay safe.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithNovember 5, 2020 - 6:04 am

    I cannot say I’m surprised at this amazing die because you continue to create dies that are creative and unique among those who create dies in this industry. I look forward to each month and the new release and I’m never disappointed.. This sleigh is incredibly inventive and I can’t wait for mine to arrive.ReplyCancel

  • ava gavloskiNovember 5, 2020 - 8:46 am

    Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month. Bravo!!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703
I’m always so tickled to move into the holidays!  It’s that time of the year to devote one of my Dies of the Month to something that is so specially Christmas!  Are you ready to Sleigh it?   Please welcome the Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh.  How cute is this sleigh card that folds flat?  I think it’s going to be darling filled with candy or sitting on your holiday table.

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Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703

Inspiration for Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh

I absolutely love the holidays.  For “All Things Christmas”, I just can’t get enough.  Especially this year, it will be something to be savored, something to be thankful for, and something that will let us look forward to the future and getting back to normal.  I challenged myself to create something that could be left sitting out – something that would be a showpiece.  What better way to do that, than another vignette type card that can also hold things.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703

Here is a short video that shows how to assemble the sleigh:

Pop Up Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh Samples

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703
The place that my soul starts is always with “traditional” Christmas.  It’s always the icing on the cake, the first picture in the stack.  When I look back on my traditional pictures each year, I consider the box checked.  But, there’s so much to be said for non-traditional colors.  So the lovely thing is that this little sleigh wears them all so well.  Whether it is red, green and gold or icy shades of blue and silver – there’s no doubt when you see the layout, that Christmas is coming or better yet, Christmas is here.  Yep, we actually start celebrating when we throw our hearts into the preparation.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703
I couldn’t resist but to pair the sleigh with the little deer from my Christmas Cascade Collection.  Can’t you just imagine this little sleigh tied on to a little gift?

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703
And the blue flowers for this sleigh were inspired by Creative Team Member Patricia Manhire.  I absolutely fell in love with them.  You’re in luck!  She teaches how to make them, step-by-step, in one of our Learning Units in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group.   That, along with 13 other tutorials to get you ready for Christmas, is what we’ve been up to this past month.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh - detailed information at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36703

As always, I had to do a flat card.  I’ve been doing slimline for many years so I’m so glad to see everyone embracing the long/tall cards.  I thought it was a perfect way to showcase the sleigh.  So there, just as easily as you have something 3D, you can have the conventional 2D card as well.

As always you know we have something up our sleeves.  There are so many fun dates coming up.

November 2, 2020 join us in the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook for a Live Session with Anita Kejriwal making a new flower.

November 4, 2020 join us back here for more inspiration with the Pop Up 3D Poinsettia Sleigh.

November 11, 2020 we’ll be debuting another romantic collection – we’ll be sneak peeking it here and on Instagram.

 

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Please know that I count you all as blessings in my life.  I’ve passed some recent milestones and have tried to sit and write about them but the words just wouldn’t come.  I’ll try again but didn’t want to miss the opportunity to thank those of you who have stood by me for so long.  I really appreciate it.  This blog and the friends I’ve found here are part of my being.  Thank you.

It always touches me that you stop by.  For many, it has been a decade.  This is not something I take lightly – I am continually humbled.  Thank you!

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  • Dorothy MutafopulosNovember 1, 2020 - 10:01 am

    Love this new die set for the holidays and these are stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 1, 2020 - 10:07 am

    Good morning Becca, absolutely exquisite!!!
    Stay safe chick!!!
    Being it on … I cannot wait…
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • CaroleNovember 1, 2020 - 10:21 am

    Oh, my goodness. That is so beautiful. You and the other artists have outdone yourselves. I honestly don’t think you could have made this any more amazing. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela J FarrisNovember 1, 2020 - 10:32 am

    Becca,
    You are truly a Blessing to us as well. Your crafting Genius is beyond inspiration for me, and during this difficult time the beauty your designs bring warms my heart. You bring sunshine and happiness to my day. Much Love to you and your entire Team!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 1, 2020 - 11:08 am

    What a beautiful sleigh just perfect for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Becky BNovember 1, 2020 - 11:09 am

    These sleighs are absolutely gorgeous and I want to try my hand at replicating them. I would like to know what kind of paper you used for the poinsettias, what you sprayed on them before using the ball-tip, and what the flower centers are (are they available at my local craft store and what should I look for). You can tell I have not done any projects like these; I mostly scrapbook flat things. All of your designs are so fanciful and elegant, perfect for the holidays. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenNovember 1, 2020 - 3:14 pm

      Hi Becky,

      I used white glue to assemble and all of the papers were purchased at Joann’s – they are Bazill.

      For the Traditional Sleigh
      The Red is Bazill Phoenix and the Green is Bazzill Guacamole. From the feel these are 80lb papers. The gold is foil cardstock from Michaels. For the stems, I had to double them up because my flowers were heavy.

      For the White and Silver Sleigh
      The white paper it Michaels Dove White 110lb paper. I also used their silver mirror card stock.

      The flowers are just as simple as they look in the video. I just spritzed with plain water and the dabbed the excess away.

      The stamens might be a little elusive but I have found them before at Hobby Lobby in the cake decorating section. If you can’t find anything simply glue a pearl there. There is also a die in the set that will cut the berries.

      It’s really a fun set and may take about 30 minutes for the first one. :-)ReplyCancel

      • Becky BlanchardNovember 8, 2020 - 3:14 pm

        Thank you, Becca! This is exactly what I wanted. I appreciate your willingness to share.
        Becky

  • Laura ArmenisNovember 1, 2020 - 11:11 am

    geeesh, that’s gorgeous.
    Am I understanding correctly, that you can’t order this die set unless you’re a monthly subsriber?

    LauraReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 1, 2020 - 11:48 am

    Oh, Becca, you’ve done it again! This is absolutely gorgeous! You really do think of the most beautiful things to create and inspire. Hoping all is well with you and your family, and keeping you in my prayers. So many have still not recovered from Michael and I hope you are not among them. God bless you, sweet friend.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 1, 2020 - 11:56 am

    Oh Becca, just love the little sleigh! Didn’t do last months because I was in the process of selling my house and moving into a Mobile Home Community. Still don’t have my craft room up and running but labeled all the boxes so shouldn’t be too much of a challenge putting it all back together. Looking forward to getting the sleigh. Reminds me of winters back in NY.
    Hope you have finally gotten your house situation back to “normal.”
    Hugs,
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Phyllis ProehlNovember 1, 2020 - 12:48 pm

    Becca each month when the APG die is previewed I get so excited and anxious to start working on it.
    I think each month that this one will be my favorite and really they all are. Your designs are the best.
    I wish you a wonderful Holiday Season and look forward to all the new designs in 2021. Also wanted to tell you how wonderful the Facebook group is and how much I appreciate the team and the units of instruction that you give us. God Bless you all
    PhyllisReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenNovember 1, 2020 - 1:17 pm

    WAUW this is soo sooo gorgeous Becca, I´m totally in love with this die here. Your sleigh are soo beautiful made and sooo elegant as always from you hun. I absolutely love, what can be done with this dieset here, my head is bursting with amazing ideas. WOUW WOUW WOUW. You did it again.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2020 - 1:25 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Not a stretch to feel Christmas is here when I see this gorgeous sleigh. Evokes the holiday spirit…excitement and delight! May all the gifts of the season be yours.
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireNovember 1, 2020 - 1:57 pm

    These are absolutely stunning!! I am so pleased I inspired you with the blue poinsettias and you did a fabulous job with them. Warm hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MinnisNovember 1, 2020 - 2:02 pm

    Hello Becca. I’ve been following you for close to 20 years now. I started following you when you were a designer for Kelly. It was your style that inspired me to start making cards. I’ve watched you go through some trying times but your spiritual beliefs have always moved you above and beyond it. You have shown us all that faith, a positive attitude and dedication to growing your gift will result into wonderful things. Thank you for being my continuous inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MaryHNovember 1, 2020 - 3:41 pm

    Becca I would like to thank YOU for always being so kind, supportive, inspirational to all who have come in contact with you either in person or through your creative process. Your faith and kindnesses are appreciated.
    This design is uplifting and fun and provides some sunshine in our lives. Look forward to getting these dies and always to the next shared adventure. It’s like Christmas every month when you unveil the next creation.ReplyCancel

  • Monika DavisNovember 1, 2020 - 5:06 pm

    Gorgeous and so elegant… love the pretty poinsettias!ReplyCancel

  • Donna TerranovaNovember 2, 2020 - 7:39 pm

    This is gorgeous! I would love to get this for my mom. Which club do I need to join to be able to get this die? It gives several options. ThanksReplyCancel

  • karenladdNovember 2, 2020 - 10:49 pm

    Oh Becca, this sleigh die is just gorgeous and the two versions are both so elegant. Thank you for giving the supply list that you used, and how fun that it’s all paper that I can actually find at my local Michaels Craft store.

    Hope you are staying safe and well. Thank you for always brightening my day with your beautiful artwork.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserNovember 3, 2020 - 5:17 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is absolutely fabulous! Everything about it oozes beauty
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • tara brownNovember 4, 2020 - 7:37 pm

    Your sleighs are so crisp, fresh and perfect! I love this die set – thank you for designing it! :)ReplyCancel

  • ava gavloskiNovember 5, 2020 - 8:47 am

    Amazing Paper Grace November 2020 Die of the Month. Thanks for showcasing your talented design team.ReplyCancel

  • MariaDecember 1, 2020 - 5:59 pm

    Stunning Becca. Id love this die but cant find it anywhereReplyCancel

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