Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Today, I’m thrilled to be introducing a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.   Please help me welcome October 2019 Guest Designer – Rajni Chawla!  She has a breathtaking style to share with you this month and you can see from her unique use of dies and elements that there will be much inspiration throughout the month.  I’ve loved seeing how she uses Amazing Paper Grace dies and today I’m sharing her first card above.  Rajni will be blogging with us the entire month so be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of October for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  In the meantime, let’s learn a little bit about our Guest!

In her creation above, Rajni makes an expert layering using Candlewick Canopy and Candlewick Edged Corners

For the calendar:  Don’t forget, tomorrow, October 1st, I’ll show you inspiration for the new October Die of the Month.  One little hint – if you’ve ever had to search for something to say or just the right word for a card, you’ll search no more :-)

 

Guest Designer for Amazing Paper Grace - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433

 

I am Rajni Chawla from New Delhi, India with my four kids – a daughter, a son and two cute little labradors. About 7 years back, I started off in the field of cardmaking as a newbie. And now, thousands of projects later, I can proudly say that I start each of my creations with the same enthusiasm as I started my first one with. I eat, sleep and breath everything that has to do with crafting. My love for ART simply grows with each project that I make. Flowers and birdies are my weakness.

Vibrant and bright colors are my style. But that said, I enjoy experimenting and love to make mistakes (I call them happy accidents) so that I create something new. Besides designer, I’m a craft instructor and a product developer too.  I conduct various craft workshops all across India and have developed Crystal Clear, Frosting Powder and Twinkling Spark for Papericious, India.

 

I feel very honored to be Guest Designing Design for Amazing Paper Grace. I am so excited that I’ll be sharing my passion with like-minded crafters, some of whom I’ve always looked up to for inspiration. 

 Here are her social media links:

Elegant Inspiration by Rajni Chawla

Here are two more dazzlers created by Rajni.  They are simply beautiful, I hope you agree!
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoat - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Rajni is sharing a lovely card using Candlewick Petticoats – it’s a half doily die with a bracket border edge that can be used on top of or underneath elements.  It’s so brilliant the way she has offset it, to draw your attention.
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-365 Graceful Doily see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Here Rajni has reached for Graceful Doily in her elegant creation.  Her use of gold and cream to magnify the elegance of all the elements is absolutely majestic.  It’s so brilliant the way she has offset it, to draw your attention.

I hope to see you tomorrow for the new die of the month!   I hope you’ll come and take a peek :-)

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaSeptember 30, 2019 - 3:17 pm

    Good morning Becca,
    Absolutely stunning!!!
    Have a good one! ! !
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  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:04 pm

    Her work is gorgeous. Looking forward to more in Oct.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm

    WELCOME, Rajni! Can’t wait to see what you show us! Your work is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your Vellum Flowers! ;)<3
    You've peaked my interest with what you said about the Die Club, Becca! CAN'T WAIT!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Carole StrawnSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:29 pm

    Wow! These cards are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what else you show us. These are spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Sara WrightSeptember 30, 2019 - 5:02 pm

    So much talent!! Just beautiful cards! The flowers are brilliantly done! Definitely cards worthy of the APG brand.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 30, 2019 - 5:07 pm

    Wow, Becca,
    You aren’t kidding – these cards are all exceptional! Looking forward to enjoying more throughout the next month.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 30, 2019 - 6:35 pm

    Welcome Rajni. So pleased you will be designing for Becca and Amazing Paper Grace this October. We here on this blog are in for some awe inspiring designs from Rajni. I am familiar with Rajni and her exception artistic flair. She is truly gifted and is a great teacher. Way to go Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippSeptember 30, 2019 - 7:53 pm

    Wow!!! Absolutely amazing! your beautiful dies are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • KathymSeptember 30, 2019 - 7:54 pm

    Raining, these are beautiful. I purchased the do es and can’t wait to make your designs!!!! Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 30, 2019 - 9:43 pm

    Stunning projects?ReplyCancel

  • Atul DesaiOctober 1, 2019 - 3:25 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous Projects…ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASOctober 1, 2019 - 7:01 am

    Welcome Rajni looking forward to you sharing your
    work with us your makes so far are gorgeous!
    Becca makes beautiful dies we are all very lucky
    to have her create them for us to use .
    Thank you both for your inspiration Hugs Pam XXReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylOctober 1, 2019 - 7:45 am

    Gorgeous cards. Love the gold!ReplyCancel

  • Connie GriffinOctober 1, 2019 - 9:55 am

    So delicate and so stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"October 1, 2019 - 12:04 pm

    RAJNI These cards are simply stunning. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I can always use a little inspiration.

    BECCA Looking forward to the October die of the month, the little teaser has me waiting impatiently ….. : )

    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 3, 2019 - 10:13 pm

    Love your gorgeous cards and all of the gold die cuts!!ReplyCancel

  • Rajni ChawlaOctober 6, 2019 - 11:30 am

    Thanks for the warm welcome, Thank you!!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer - Shari HoltSheri Holt rocked our socks off this month with her Amazing Paper Grace creations.  We waited with baited breath to see what she was going to come out with and it was positively amazing.  She played with patterned design papers in ways that made us go back and evaluate our stashes to see what we could dig up.  From shabby chic to elegant, she made projects this month that checked the box in each category!!

Sheri creates with several design teams on a continuous basis and also showcases designs frequently for Spellbinders.  Her style is crisp, balanced and what I call textbook perfect as she brilliantly shows die placement and patterned paper in a way that both hold their ground.

Please continue to follow her – she’s a perfect designer to case as her design skills nail composition, design and balance every.single.time.

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You can find Sheri:

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Creating with Sheri Holt

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Sheri shared a beautiful, romantic card during her month adorned with Foamiran flowers.  She told us that it was her first try ever!  We were stunned that the first time out of the starting gate you could get something so beautiful.  She said it was easy, so rest assured, we’ll be trying this too!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

This creations is absolutely exquisite!  Sheri combined all the best things about a traditional Christmas look with glamour and glitz!!  Her layerings are amazing and it just seems like this is exactly what these dies were made for!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413
This sweet little shaker card says a lot about Sheri!  Her command of design paper and ability to mix and match to highlight the festive fun behind the design, is amazing!!  This creation just makes me smile.  All the layering, all the whimsy, all the colors – yes!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S6-157 Grand Holiday Cabinet, a 3D Holiday Vignette - a must have for the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413
Another first for Sheri, she completed her first 3D Holiday Vignette!  Again, she took a unique view and made it her own by adding patterned paper!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S6-157 Grand Holiday Cabinet, a 3D Holiday Vignette - a must have for the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

 

It was the ultimate blessing to have Sheri design with us throughout the month.  I hope you enjoyed her creations and that she created some inspiration for you and a tiny little push to create something outside of your normal zone.  Thanks so much Sheri, we can hardly wait to see what you create next!!

 

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Stay tuned as tomorrow, we will welcome a new APG Guest Designer and on October 1st I’ll be introducing a new die of the month.

In the meantime, I hope you are loving the approach of fall as much as I am.  Just a note to say what a blessing you all are and I hope you are all doing well!

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  • Becky GreenSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:18 am

    BEAUTIFUL WORK, Shari! ;) AND CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us tomorrow, Becca! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:19 am

    WOWZERS! Sheri’s creations are GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:21 am

    Simply beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • cjohnson171@frontier.comSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:41 am

    These are all so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 29, 2019 - 12:54 pm

    Such an array of beautiful projects from Sheri. She really has worked well with APG fabulous dies. Looking forward to the next die of the month!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodSeptember 29, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    I agree, Becca: Sheri really did not our socks off! What a great month of inspiration!

    Thank you, Sheri and Becca, for a wonderful month!

    Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 29, 2019 - 10:23 pm

    WOWZIERS, absolutely stunning cards, love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdSeptember 30, 2019 - 1:31 am

    Spectacular! Each and every card by Sheri is a spectacular piece of art.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"September 30, 2019 - 6:49 am

    These are so very pretty. Really like the colors and the style. Great ideas for us all . Thank you .
    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Teresa M HornerSeptember 30, 2019 - 10:40 am

    You always do such inspiring work and we loved having you as one of our guest designers for APG! Thank you so much from all of us :)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelOctober 1, 2019 - 10:59 am

    I just love the brilliant gold die cuts on the cards displayed – they are gorgeous- beyond words! I just have to create one and frame it for my craft room. Thank you for sharing these Becca.
    Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 3, 2019 - 10:16 pm

    Gorgeous work Sheri!!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using A2 Card Front Cannetille Rectangles and Flourished Squares by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35396
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to sit and create for Christmas.  That was my thinking this morning as I pulled out some new Christmas stamps sent by my friend Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design.  It’s honestly what I needed.  Just to stop the clock for an hour or two and sit down and pour my heart into thinking about the upcoming holidays.  You’ve heard me say it before . . . therapy . . . well, I got mine.  Oh and say, isn’t this stamp set simply irresistible?  It fits perfectly on an A2 Card Front which I used as a focal point although I modified mine into an A7.  It’s two pieces – sentiment and house from her May the Holiday Spirit Set.  I love what it has to say and it simply embodies the cozy way I feel about the holidays.  Bravo Suzanne!!

Design Thoughts

So let’s break my card down.  It floats at the tippy top of my favorites so I knew for a Christmas Card with an open aperture, that Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangles would be a winner.  Yes, it is one of my favorites and because I’ve not been posting a lot lately, I haven’t even begun to wear it out yet.  This is a die that I created specifically for the folks that write to me about A2 Card Fronts.  Voila – Cannetille!  It has beautiful filigree to frame or layer something on top of and for my A7 homies, it is right at home on a 5×7 or 5.5×7.5″ card – the latter is my go-to size.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using A2 Card Front Cannetille Rectangles and Flourished Squares by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35396
Because I love layering, I reached for Spellbinders Flourished Squares – from my Romancing the Swirl Collection.  Although it’s very pretty on its own, I reach for it often to layer behind something.  It gives it an open airy look with a little bit of flair.  I simply cut that design from gold paper and but the motif in half.  I used half on the top and half on the bottom and it gave me a great layering base for an A2 Card Front.

If you are a Die Hard A2 Cardmaker, you can certainly extract just that portion and you’ll still have a lovely card! :-)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using A2 Card Front Cannetille Rectangles and Flourished Squares by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35396

A2 Front Card Recipe:

Here are my layers from the bottom up:

  • Cardbase made from Bazzill Pomegranate Splash that measures 5.5″ x 7.5″
  • Foam Squares for elevation
  • Gold Cardstock that measures 5″ x 7″
  • Neenah Class Crest Natural White Cardstock that measures  4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″ – Ribbon goes across this layer
  • Foam Squares for elevation
  • Flourished Squares Diecut from Gold Cardstock
  • Cannetille Rectangle Diecut Solid Shape from Neenah CCNW Cardstock using 8 sided rim die – Stamp on this layer
  • Foam Squares for elevation
  • Shadows pairing of Cannetille Rectangle – Filigree Shape from Bazzill Pomegranate Splash and Gold Cardstock
  • Embellishments of: Pearls, Bow, Poinsettia, Button

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace using A2 Card Front Cannetille Rectangles and Flourished Squares by Spellbinders - see post for Card Recipe and walk through - www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35396
Cardmaking is like exercising for the mind, right?  I hope you’ll give this a whirl for an easy make.

WR-Supplies
StampsQuietfire Design –  May the Holiday Spirit Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill Pomegranite Splash, Gold Cardstock
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersSpellbinders Cannetille RectanglesSpellbinders Flourished Squares

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I’ve had the pleasure of designing these Amazing Paper Grace Collections for Spellbinders: Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer CollectionThe Shadowbox CollectionThe Gilded Age Glimmer Collection, Vintage Treasures, Royal Flourish Glimmer Collection3D Holiday Vignettes Collection, Glistening Holiday Glimmer, and my recent Candlewick Sampler Collection.

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Blog Hop Winners

See this post for your choices —–> HERE
Finally, email me by selecting the contact tab at top right with your address and choice within two weeks of today :-)

Jo Witney who left a comment on Becca’s Blog on September 12, 2019 – 9:25 am
Diana Donaldson who left a comment on Joanna’s Blog on September 12, 2019 – 17:07

In the meantime friends, thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll join us again on October 1st for a new Die of Month and a new Guest Designer.   Speaking of Guest Designers – Sheri Holt is churning out some fabulous cards this month – you can see her last APG Creation ——–> HERE 

I’ll be back soon!!!

 

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaSeptember 21, 2019 - 4:16 am

    Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Reminds me I must get on to making my Christmas Cards!!!
    Congratulations to winners!!!
    Have a good one!!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 21, 2019 - 5:27 am

    A really lovely card which, with a change of sentiment is a great all year round, any occasion card. Gorgeous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 21, 2019 - 6:53 am

    Beautiful card to go along with the lovely sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASSeptember 21, 2019 - 7:14 am

    Hi Becca congratulations to the winners enjoy
    your dies !
    This card is classy with a beautiful sentiment
    gorgeous colours typical Becca Feeken hugs
    Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Terri WSeptember 21, 2019 - 8:31 am

    Simply lovely Becca.ReplyCancel

  • KathymSeptember 21, 2019 - 9:06 am

    So very lovely!!! The colors, textures and cutting designs are your usual wonderful, artistic, perfection!! I bought all these products and cannot wait to begin!! Thank you!!! FYI, I add Clear dome cabachons of Christmas images and bling …. so pretty…ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 21, 2019 - 9:54 am

    Becca, THIS IS GORGEOUS! LOVE the rich red & the gold together! Your card is SO ELEGANT!!! ;) It DOES make one’s heart sing, thinking about the up-coming holidays & having all of our loved ones under one roof again! AND I am HAPPY to know that you did another design for us A2 card makers! ;) Please keep building that collection??? THANKS! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonSeptember 21, 2019 - 10:08 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! What a wonderful way to inspire us for the Christmas season.ReplyCancel

  • MoniaSeptember 21, 2019 - 1:23 pm

    Beautiful, elegant card, love it :)ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonSeptember 22, 2019 - 8:38 am

    Another stunning card! Love the Christmas red and gold colors! You always make such gorgeous bows which tops off this card beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration! Tfs Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • RosemarySeptember 22, 2019 - 4:43 pm

    Absolutley,positively love it have to try to make this cardReplyCancel

  • BelindaOctober 3, 2019 - 11:16 am

    Hi Becca. Sorry to bother you. I truly am but I tried to sign up for the APG of the month in September (Snip it Flower Die) and I tried again today and the website went to something crazy and keept freezing no matter what I did. I KNOW it must be my computer not your website but is there anything else I can do? Have you heard of this problem before? Thanks for your time…

    SINCERLY
    BelindaReplyCancel

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