Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace welcomes Beth Pingry to the Amazing Paper Grace Family as Interim Creative Team Coordinator and Social Media StrategistGood morning sweet friends! You know I love to share good news and today is a good news day. I am happy to announce that Beth Pingry is joining the Amazing Paper Grace family as Interim Creative Team Coordinator and Social Media Strategist!!

I realize I can’t wear all the hats and I welcome Beth’s wealth of knowledge and experience as Amazing Paper Grace grows. In fact, Beth and I have some exciting news right around the corner  . . .  details coming up on June 15th.

Beth is no stranger to crafts. She adores dabbling and has a passion for papercraft among many loves. Today Beth shares a papercraft project as we share some information about her life.

Meet Beth Pingry

Beth is a lifelong crafter who started scrapbooking long before it was cool. Paper crafting turned into an obsession at the birth of her first son. Soon that turned into working on design teams, and then real jobs with leading manufacturers in the craft industry.

Beth has experience in all aspects of marketing including blog and design team management, website content, advertising, new product development, packaging, teaching, catalog design, and social media and SEO. Beth has taught scrapbooking and card making classes at stores, as well as large consumer and trade shows. She has been published in magazines, on TV, and on product packaging. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.

Beth lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and rescue dog. Tootsie loves car rides to the city to visit her two human brothers. When not working, she enjoys a good spin or Pilates class. She is also a runner and completed 14 half marathons and 1 full marathon. She admits to spending way too much time on Ancestry during the quarantine.

You can find Beth’s blog online at Bethpingry.com

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace welcomes Beth Pingry to the Amazing Paper Grace Family as Interim Creative Team Coordinator and Social Media Strategist

Beth has made a beautiful vintage 3D Vignette with hand made flowers.  Pop over to Beth’s Blog to get the details on how she made this beauty.

Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace welcomes Beth Pingry to the Amazing Paper Grace Family as Interim Creative Team Coordinator and Social Media Strategist

The flowers are custom colored with Twinkling H20’s.

Beth used the following Amazing Paper Grace dies:

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I’m so tickled that Beth is joining us.  It will allow me to concentrate more on creating and designing and introduces another hand to take care of our Amazing Paper Grace Community.  Moreover, my hope is that there are many good news days to come.  Thank you for letting me introduce Beth Pingry to you – don’t forget to say hi in the comments!

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Coming up next:  Another announcement on June 15th!
Stay tuned for our Die of the Month Inspiration Blog Hop on June 19th.

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  • Beth PingryJune 13, 2020 - 9:08 am

    Becca I am so excited to be working with you and your inspiring Creative Team! I’m so happy we can finally work together!

    BethReplyCancel

    • Denice with a "c"June 13, 2020 - 11:36 am

      Welcome Beth,
      Just thought your 3D Vignette creation was super cute. Can’t wait to see more of your wonderful work. Take care.
      God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

      • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:11 pm

        Thank you Denice!

      • Becca FeekenJune 16, 2020 - 11:50 pm

        Ditto Beth!! I already feel us taking forward steps and it fills my heart! So, so happy to welcome you!!

  • Crafty CruiserJune 13, 2020 - 9:45 am

    Welcome Beth! All I know is that you must be very good for Becca to have you join her since she is one of the best! I look forward to hearing the upcoming news.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:12 pm

      {Blushing} Thank you Crafty Cruiser!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJune 13, 2020 - 9:58 am

    Such beautiful work!! Welcome and so looking forward to all you are going to inspire us with!!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:14 pm

      Beverly, thank you! I’ll be more behind the scenes here, but I’ll share on the Facebook Group!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 13, 2020 - 10:01 am

    Oh wow, welcome. Those flowers are amazing… Looking forward to seeing loads more inspiration. Stay safe and well xReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:19 pm

      Thanks Joanna! The flowers are fun to make, there are so many possibilities from each set!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 13, 2020 - 10:11 am

    Welcome Beth! We all love Becca and “Amazing Paper Grace” and know she can use all your help. We would love to be hearing and more blogs from her and know you will contribute to having that happen. Thanks for sharing Becca!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:22 pm

      Thank you Ann, yes, we will get Becca focused on designing and sharing without having wear all the hats. Stay tuned for awesome stuff!ReplyCancel

  • RuthJune 13, 2020 - 10:33 am

    Hi Beth I love the flowers on your card.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:15 pm

      Thank you Ruth! There are so many ways to make flowers, I can’t wait to keep learning how to make them.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne ColemanJune 13, 2020 - 10:35 am

    welcome Beth! Looking forward to learning from you!
    Thr Vintage 3D vignette you created is stunning!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:16 pm

      Thank you Joanne! The 3D Vignettes are easy, thanks to Becca’s brilliant design!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 13, 2020 - 10:49 am

    WELCOME to Becca’s Team, Beth!!! I look forward to what the future has for Amazing Paper Grace with your talents! A BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:17 pm

      Thanks Becky! Great things are coming, and I’m thrilled to be part of the process!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJune 13, 2020 - 11:12 am

    Welcome, Beth!! I look forward to the inspiration and beauty you will be sharing with us.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:17 pm

      Chelsea, thanks for your comment, I look forward to working with Becca and her team!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SchwartzJune 13, 2020 - 11:13 am

    Welcome aboard, Beth. You are joining a great team.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:18 pm

      Thank you Pat! This team makes beautiful things, I am honored to be working with them!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylJune 13, 2020 - 11:25 am

    Beautiful composition!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:22 pm

      Thank you Carolyn!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 13, 2020 - 11:39 am

    Hi Becca,
    So glad to hear you are able to hand off a little of the responsibilities you carry. Life is hard enough with out the stress that can come with too many oars in the water. Take care my friend.
    God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 16, 2020 - 11:47 pm

      Denice thank you for your sweet thoughts! Already Beth is a blessing to me. For the longest time we’ve all just been holding on for dear life and with an extra set of hands, I can already see that I don’t have to row the boat all alone. To me it means wonderful things because I can do more of the creative stuff I love to do. I’m overjoyed, really.ReplyCancel

  • MaryHJune 13, 2020 - 1:10 pm

    Welcome Beth and your creation is charmingly captivating. So glad that Becca will have another person to share her vision and workload. Looking forward to seeing more.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:29 pm

      Mary H, thank you! Stay tuned, lots of good things are coming!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 13, 2020 - 3:17 pm

    Hello and welcome to Beth! Love this beautiful project she is sharing with us today! I’ll be sure to drop by her blog!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:28 pm

      Thank you Denise!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 13, 2020 - 3:22 pm

    Welcome Beth, love your beautiful creation xxReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:28 pm

      Thank you Sonia!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJune 13, 2020 - 3:49 pm

    Love this card and the dies are great. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:27 pm

      Thank you Edna!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn LJune 13, 2020 - 4:40 pm

    Warm Welcome, Beth. Judging from your gorgeous vignette, you and Becca are a team made in heaven. Keep those beautiful blossoms coming!ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:27 pm

      Thank you Carolyn! I am thrilled to be working with her!ReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaJune 13, 2020 - 6:56 pm

    Welcome Beth! So glad you’ll be working with Becca. Your card was beautifulReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:25 pm

      JoAnna, thank you, I am so happy to be here!ReplyCancel

  • DianaDJune 13, 2020 - 7:30 pm

    Waving hello and welcome Beth. Love your card and looking forward to viewing your creations with this fabulous product that Becca continues to crank out, month after month.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:25 pm

      DianaD thanks for your kind words. Becca’s amazing products make it easy!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 14, 2020 - 2:19 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Always love these opportunities to rejoice in your good news and look forward to all the good things to come!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:24 pm

      Thanks Sandy, we look forward to sharing a lot more good news!ReplyCancel

  • RosanneJune 14, 2020 - 5:16 pm

    Gorgeous flowers, welcome to the team and I look forward to seeing much more. God’s best.ReplyCancel

    • BethJune 15, 2020 - 1:23 pm

      Thank you Rosanne! The flowers are fun to make!ReplyCancel

  • […] Media Strategist and our Interim Creative Team Coordinator – you can say hello to her on my Meet Beth Pingry Blog Post from […]ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanJune 15, 2020 - 7:53 pm

    Welcome Beth! I am sending you a virtual hug! I love your gorgeous card and am looking forward to even more great inspiration. PS My 4 dogs send their greetings to Tootsie!ReplyCancel

  • shylaaJune 15, 2020 - 11:50 pm

    Welcome Beth and look forward to your gorgeous projectsReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 16, 2020 - 1:40 am

    WOUW so great to see you here too Beth, it must be a match made in heaven. To pair you and Beccas amazing and fabulous dies can only be perfect and make the most amazing results, I´m sure. What´s not to love here? Can´t wait to see a lot more from you here too.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HeldJuly 1, 2020 - 8:12 am

    I would like to send out a “crafty welcome” to your acceptance in joining the lovely Becca and her amazing DT creators. Your project is lovely. I will have to find my vignette die and create something beautiful. It is our “Dominion Day” today in my homeland of Canada so what better way to commemorate this day than making beautiful things. Have a lovely day. BlessingsReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Elegant Twist Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Elegant Twist Die Collection by Amazing Paper Grace

It’s time to introduce another new collection from Amazing Paper Grace. Whether your handmade cards are made up of detailed die-cuts or clean and simple die-cuts, we all have something in common – we love to start with a base shape.

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The newest Classic Die Collection from Amazing Paper Grace is the Elegant Twist Collection. It is a classic set of Rectangles, Squares, Circles, and Ovals with a curvy elongated bordering pattern that reminds us of the undulating pattern of a rope and that’s where it gets its name. Elegant Twist gives you an elegant twisted border base shape to either stamp on or layer on.

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Elegant Twist Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Inspiration for Elegant Twist

This unique rope inspired pattern has been in my sketchbook for some time, I’m tickled to bring it to life. The motif is so romantic and draws the eye toward the center of the design. Or do you see something more masculine or nautical?  Beyond what meets the eye, Elegant Twist has a twist! By simply placing two of the same designs back to back, you get a lovely criss-cross pattern!

Elegant Twist is designed to layer or pair with the other classic finishes in the Hemstitch Classic Collection and the Candlewick Classic Collection. The Elegant Twist set features 7 dies that allow you to have either a frame or a filled-in bordered design. All in all, the Elegant Twist Collection is something different to give your cards or panels a unique flair.

My Project For Today:

I’m so pleased to introduce S5-426 Splendid Trilliant 

Splendid Trilliant is a “showpiece die”.  It’s meant to be on top and be in the center focally.   For my cards today I chose to go with one motif although it would be dazzling to criss-cross the motifs for a background look.  What works here is the layers :-) Building up from a larger panel to successively smaller panels and ending with the Splendid Trilliant on top. In addition, there’s a beautiful page corner with a decorative inlay that gives just the right amount of decoration for a bottom layer as I’ve done on my second card.

I always try a card in gold and cream first.  In my mind, the classic beauty always shows up in those colors.  Once I have them behind me, I have a great idea of what color combinations will yield

Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Elegant Twist Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Availability:

These Elegant Twist Collection, including my Die S5-426 Splendid Trilliant dies are available right NOW on the Spellbinders website!

Enter to Win an Amazing Paper Grace Die!

To enter to win, visit and leave a comment on every Creative Team Member’s post that is linked below, by June 17, 2020, 11:59 pm Eastern. Two winners will be randomly selected and announced on June 18, 2020, on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. Winners need to claim their die by July 2, 2020, by sending their addresses through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

We encourage all of our international friends to participate! All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace.

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Elegant Twist Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Amazing Paper Grace introduces the Elegant Twist Collection featuring Splendid Trilliant learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36137

Creative Team Links:

Visit each Creative Team blog for a creative and innovative card and 3D papercraft project using the new Elegant Twist Collection and be sure to leave comments to enter to win!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Ewelina Panka

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit America Kuhn

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

Do you love Elegant Twist as much as we do?  Tell me in the comments!

We’d love you to join us at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook. It’s our space to share your creations, learn techniques, and get inspired. We have exclusive sketches, tutorials, and more for crafters of all levels!

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We have much going on this week, I’m bursting with an announcement that will be made on the blog tomorrow, June 13, 2020.  Oh, and wait, that’s not all – another really, really big announcement is coming on June 15th.  You’ll have to tune in here or my social media channels to find out the huge news.  Two in one week plus a hop – I can hardly stand it!!!

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  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 12, 2020 - 9:37 am

    Oh Becca, pure beauty. I’m over the moon in love with anything that amazing Paper Grace makes, you are Amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJune 12, 2020 - 9:38 am

    Good morning Becca, gorgeous as usual!!!
    You are one talented lady!!!
    Can’t wait!!!
    A bit of fabulous in these testing times!!!
    God bless stay safe!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleJune 12, 2020 - 9:41 am

    Your cards are absolutely elegant. What a nice card it would be to receive in the mail.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMJune 12, 2020 - 9:43 am

    Oh boy!! Sooooo beautiful and versatile! I will need to buy two to make sure I always have the dies to rely upon!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneJune 12, 2020 - 9:44 am

    I marvel at the depth and breadth of your creativity! Thanks for sharing your amazing gift with the rest of the worldReplyCancel

  • Ethel BallaJune 12, 2020 - 9:47 am

    Just Love all the possibilities this die offers. Beautiful finished crafter cards.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fJune 12, 2020 - 9:58 am

    Beautiful cards and what a Great Die to have a chance to win in these trying times.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 12, 2020 - 10:02 am

    You’ve done it again Becca – absolutely gorgeous! I’ve looked at all your design team, who have created such beautiful projects too. You never cease to amaze with your different designs every month, which are always stunning.
    It’s a shame your design team don’t use the same type of comment box as you, since none of their sites accept my comments. I type in a comment, click ‘publish’ but it never actually publishes. C’est la vie!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • MaryHJune 12, 2020 - 10:14 am

    The Elegant Twist collection is a definite winner and maybe your best collection yet! Due to the versatility, timelessness and beauty of this collection, it is an absolute purchase necessity for my stash.
    In addition to the beauty of all your dies, I appreciate that this collection layers with other coordinating die shapes not only within this collection but with other collections (i.e., cabinets, glimmer plates, and other shaped dies). I think we will have endless composition possibilities when combining this and other collection that will produce gorgeous, elegant and timeless projects.
    I am just getting into the Hot Foil Glimmer possibilities and love to see you have a coordinating glimmer plate for this collection. In future I would love to see more corner dies like Splendid Trilliant (S5-426) has and add a glimmer plate fo the corner die(s).ReplyCancel

  • AmericaJune 12, 2020 - 10:48 am

    WOW! 2 stunning makes paired up with this gorgeous and versatile splendid trilliant. I can see using this die set for so many projects, especially with its lovely corner. Oh my! A Brilliant die design Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Myra HutchinsJune 12, 2020 - 10:56 am

    Beautiful as usual. I wish I had. Your talents, but glad you do.ReplyCancel

  • Ursula WimmerJune 12, 2020 - 10:57 am

    Wow! I love the new dies, they radiate elegance and calmness. Definitely another collection on my wish list, I hope it will be available in Europe soon.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 12, 2020 - 10:58 am

    Love your card and the die is so beautiful. Susan Tierney-Cockburn used it as a back ground for her flowers. So much in inspiration. Just fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 12, 2020 - 11:36 am

    Looks amazing as usual Becca, cream and gold never fails to give the wow factor. Stay safe and well.ReplyCancel

  • SharmanJune 12, 2020 - 11:40 am

    I love your dies. Susan used this collection on her live this week. They are all beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 12, 2020 - 11:48 am

    QUITE ELEGANT, Becca!!!! AND looking forward to hearing your news! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 12, 2020 - 12:11 pm

    These twists dies are so beautiful and elegant love how you can use them is so many ways. Your card is gorgeous as always.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenJune 12, 2020 - 12:29 pm

    Becca this is stunning and so very elegant as are all of your designs. xReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 12, 2020 - 1:11 pm

    Hi Becca. Love these beautiful creations. Absolutely stunning xxReplyCancel

  • Katarzyna BobrowskaJune 12, 2020 - 1:49 pm

    Lovely beyond all words! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 12, 2020 - 1:54 pm

    Becca,
    Your Splendid Trilliant is so very elegant and my fav of the elegant twist has to be the oval. It will be my first one of them to get. Hope all is well with you and keep on keeping on to all of your wonderful creations for us. You go girl!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • SHartlJune 12, 2020 - 5:10 pm

    Your cards are always so beautiful, and the classic gold and white really does show off the design perfectly. I like that you have a flat space in the middle of this intricate die, where you can stamp a sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippJune 12, 2020 - 5:41 pm

    Becca you are beyond blessed!! These are amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 12, 2020 - 8:24 pm

    Such gorgeous detail to these beautiful dies! The cards are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJune 13, 2020 - 10:01 am

    Such beauty that you don’t even need to add anything but those gorgeous die cuts in white and gold! So classic and exquisite! But the ribbon blooms are a nice touch though! So uplifting a gift to send though just a card!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat SchwartzJune 13, 2020 - 10:17 am

    Becca, you are so creative with so much elegance. Lady, you bring so much beauty to our art. Love your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylJune 13, 2020 - 11:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Gold accents are my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Laura ClarkJune 13, 2020 - 12:49 pm

    I am very new to Amazing Paper Grace and I so love everything you create. I have already started purchasing your dies so I can hopefully make cards and other papercrafts as beautifully as you do. Thank you for all your inspirations. This new die set and the ideas from you and the other design team members are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • karenladdJune 13, 2020 - 6:02 pm

    What a beautiful card and a beautiful die collection Becca. Your dies are so distinctive, and always so detailed. Gold and white are a winning combination.ReplyCancel

  • Connie RileyJune 14, 2020 - 1:32 am

    Hello Becca. A new collection of yours is always a day to celebrate! The Elegant Twist Collection is no exception. I really like the clean and elegant look of your two examples for the Splendid Trilliant die. They were, as usual, awesome. I love that these dies work so well with others I’ve purchased. Sometimes, I just have to sneak in my favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyJune 14, 2020 - 9:11 am

    Pure elegance and sophistication, Becca! I am always in awe of your magnificent cards. These dies are always so versatile, intricate and simply amazing! xxReplyCancel

  • Karen AndrewsJune 14, 2020 - 9:59 am

    Delightful dies.
    Great cards/ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 15, 2020 - 1:06 pm

    This die is so elegant and exemplifies your lovely style.ReplyCancel

  • Hulka z papieruJune 17, 2020 - 10:29 am

    Amazing, wonderful projects. I am delighted?ReplyCancel

  • MaryHJune 28, 2020 - 10:06 am

    I have not been able to locate the winner announcement of June 18, 2020. So whoever you are: CONGRATULATIONS!ReplyCancel

  • karenladdJune 28, 2020 - 5:24 pm

    I am also wondering if you announced the winners of the hop? Thanks!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113
Sweet Gracelets, it’s the beginning of a new month!  I’m tickled to share a new Die of the Month with you and for June 2020 I have a very utilitarian design called  A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator.   It’s a grid that can be “snipped” to create one large aperture, two large apertures, or any number of holes to create a different pattern.  In addition, it is a 5 box by 7 box grid that will accommodate the numbers for a yearly calendar.   Did you notice that you get an entire lower case alphabet (that matches the upper case alphabet from the October 2019 Die of the Month – One Kind Word), all of the letters to die cut Month abbreviations and Day abbreviations as well as numbers.

Before I forget . . . this morning I was treated with a gorgeous sample made from Amazing Paper Grace dies over on the Spellbinders Blog using the Candlewick Grand Pocket.  Please do me a favor and jump over and leave some love on that sample – HERE.  It will encourage them to continue to show APG dies in the elegant way that we love to use them.  Kim Kesti breathed beautiful life into this project and it has me inspired to get out the die and make some pretty cards!!

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113

Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator Inspiration

So, I’m a collector.  Seriously, it’s remarkable how much stuff I collect.  Chalk it up to human nature, it’s what we do with the things we really like.  I’m addicted to journals and calendars, but I love the clean-cut lines of a die over my imperfect cutting and trimming skills.  That’s where the Snip-It Grid comes in.  It’s so easy to lay this grid down and stamp in the numbers and voila – a calendar.  Need to make a checklist?  No worries, leave room for a box, and snip out the other dividers to make a place for a line item.  Need a frame?  No worries, snip a couple of internal dividers to make it.

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113
The inspiration for this die came from not having these elements in my stash.  I adore alphabets and I adore calendars.  So often I don’t have the exact right sentiment and want to die cut it myself.  In fact, that happened with the recent typewriter cards.  I wanted to say “Words Matter” and those letters came from this alphabet :-)
Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113
I also wanted flexibility in creating the grid I needed for any card rather than having to buy a bunch of different grids.  Because it is so easy to “Snip-It”, this one fits the bill.  With the Snip-It Grid, I can snip out to create one box or many little boxes and fill them with words or whatever.  That’s precisely what gave me the idea to create the crossword puzzle card – “Made for Each Other”.    It has been a little addicting trying to figure out other word combinations.  If you know of any – leave them for me in the comments.

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113

And then there is the box.  I always try to create a box using the current months’ dies because so often when we are gifting it adds extra polish to the presentation to have it in a beautiful box.  This is one of the easiest because the grid is a blank canvas – it transitions from clean and simple to elegant and stately in a heartbeat.

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113
All of the projects this month are super easy.  Today I wanted to show you how to create the crossword puzzle look.  This 5-minute video will get you started:

Just a note . . . I designed the Die of the Month and it is sold by Spellbinders.  It is a part of an ongoing subscription club that discounts the die and renews from month to month.  It’s a large set and other competitor dies comparable in size are sold for more than $40.00.   It can only be ordered or changed from the Spellbinders website.  I don’t have access to take orders for it or make changes – it’s best that way :-)  I feel that it’s an excellent way to get a large multifunctional set each month at a discounted price that is the same every month, and within your budget.  In the subscription, you can join when you want and you can quit when you want.

Die of the Month is available to members for the month they are released in.  After that, if there are any leftovers, in the coming months they are added to the Spellbinders store for sale at full price.  You can see all of the past Dies of the Month HERE.

I encourage you to join.  What’s more inspiring to have a fresh die coming into your hands each month that will compel you to create?

Amazing Paper Grace June 2020 Die of the Month - A2 Snip-It Grid and Calendar Creator - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36113

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Upcoming this month is a new collection the APG Creative Team will introduce on June 12th.  Plus, more inspiration for this unique die of the month will come on June 19th.  I hope you will join us then!  Blessing to all as we continue brave the unknown with the Pandemic and the chaos that has come of it.  Keep your heads up – this too shall pass.

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  • MaryH.June 3, 2020 - 1:51 pm

    Hope you are doing well and more settled since your move. This die set is a welcome addition for me and so timely. I have a lot of events that need celebrating, which is hard in these times. So this is the ticket to let them know how special their day is. And when we get back to celebrations together (actually in same room) your creative boxes will be at each table setting along with last month’s holder for silverware! Thanks for always giving us something to anticipate, look forward to, and enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 3, 2020 - 1:54 pm

    When you first look at the die it looks so,simple what I love how you used it and made the projects look so elegant. So many way to use this die. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 3, 2020 - 2:06 pm

    I absolutely love this concept. What a genius idea. so simple and yet so many ways to use it.
    Becca, I wish I could join the die of the month club but I am just a stay at home grand mother and it is just not in my budget . I did want to tell you how inspiring you are to me . I hope things are settling in for you now and just know you are not alone. Seems like God’s children are really being attacked a lot these days. I guess that evil one knows time is running out and he wants to do as much mischief as possible. I want you to know I pray for you and I hope that brings you a smile . Take care and God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 3, 2020 - 2:46 pm

    My dear friend,
    This is just another of your creative ideas and love the crossword idea for cards. How cool! Looking forward to receiving mine!!!
    I hope your move is nearly complete and you have settled back into our lovely state and things are looking up for you! I think of you and I meeting one day for a nice lunch and chatting for a spell! God be with you always.
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJune 3, 2020 - 2:59 pm

    So lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleJune 3, 2020 - 4:53 pm

    These are lovely.

    When I see that sweet box I think of how many people would love to use some of their pearls like this.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 4, 2020 - 1:27 am

    Beautiful creations with this Die of the Month! Very versatile! I love the crossword puzzle idea! I’d HAVE to use it for ‘Happy Halloween’, with some spiderwebs and ghosties off to the side!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 4, 2020 - 4:25 am

    This is so lovely Becca and well thought out. I hope things are greatly improved for you and you are making advances in your home situation.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodJune 5, 2020 - 10:10 am

    Fabulous die set, Becca! It is so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa M HornerJune 7, 2020 - 5:08 pm

    This is so cute and what great ideas that you had to make other things with it. You always make such gorgeous projects!

    Happy Sunday :)ReplyCancel

  • Jayne AmesJune 12, 2020 - 9:30 am

    HI Becca

    I love this Die, although it the Di of The Month, will it be brought out also to purchase, or maybe one similar…..

    I hope things are coming closing together for you Becca…

    With fondest love…ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 14, 2020 - 12:14 pm

    I love the unique concept of having a grid and alphabet letters and using it to create crossword puzzles! What a great idea. I have a huge die collection so I find myself purchasing dies that have an unique quality to them and this fits that.

    Sandra SmithReplyCancel

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