Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winter Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35537
We always need that one Christmas die that makes an easy, classic, Christmas card with a minimum of fuss.  It’s even better if you can shift the dies around to get a couple of different configurations if you get tired of the first.  Winters Solstice Snowflake is that ‘go to’ for me this holiday season.  I was so tickled playing with this to come up with a card, a box, a tag and ornament, and a frame.  Whew!   I designed it so that it can be used all year around.  Just change your embellishments and you’re home free!

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winter Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35537
Inspiration for Winters Solstice Snowflake

I knew the six-sided shape was going to be perfect for layering.  I’ve not created with a hexagon before and the pretty pattern inside along with a round doily shape certainly tilted toward Christmas.  The wonderful thing is, these designs are classic and can be used year-round.

It took a while but I wanted to parlay that lovely six-sided shape in a box.  As you know, I believe in ensemble sets and created a video to show you how to make the matching box for your card.  A little bit of snipping, some folding and voila — a box!  I encourage you to watch and try!

Winters Solstice Snowflake Samples

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winter Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35537

As always the creative team is looking forward to sharing inspiration so that you have more options to make or so you can see how this die can be used.

So join us on November  5th with the sweet inspiration from the Creative Team!

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  • Christine SpringmanNovember 1, 2019 - 2:48 pm

    Stunning love this new die can’t wait to see how the design team used it. Love their creations.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 1, 2019 - 2:51 pm

    Good morning Becca, absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I can see why it’s a go to!!! Love. Love . Love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rai GuidoneNovember 1, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    SO pretty — as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 1, 2019 - 3:12 pm

    Becca, Becca, Becca. This is just GORGEOUS!!!!! What a versatile die. You have created such beautiful items with it. I am stunned. You just take my breath away, girl. GORGEOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopNovember 1, 2019 - 3:40 pm

    BECCA, BECCA, AS USUAL FABULOUS DIE AND I CAN’T WAIT TO RECEIVE ! I AM SO GLAD I SIGNED UP FOR YOUR MONTHLY DIES ! THANK YOU, DEAR BECCA ! ! !ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 1, 2019 - 5:20 pm

    OH BECCA, this die is GORGEOUS!!!! Your box is STUNNING!!! (So are the other pieces you’ve made!) WHAT A GORGEOUS DIE!!! CAN’T WAIT till mine arrives! GOTTA TRY that box! Gotta get to the craft store for larger paper & embellishments too! LOL ;)<3
    P.S. Do you go through A LOT OF PAPER coming up with pieces???? I would! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • MRilyn in E~TownNovember 1, 2019 - 5:51 pm

    Stunning projects, from the box, cards, colors and embellishments, perfection in every way?ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylNovember 1, 2019 - 6:41 pm

    Love the dies! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2019 - 7:51 pm

    Wowee, Becca,
    So spectacular! Thank you for showing us how to make the box…I’m pretty sure I couldn’t have figured it out myself. I watched the video and then wrote down the instructions. Definitely, going to give it a try. All the creations are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what your design team dreams up.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Theresa BushNovember 1, 2019 - 8:44 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Love this new die. So delicate. I think it doesn’t have to be just for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing what the design team creates.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.November 1, 2019 - 9:17 pm

    Becca if this was an Olympic event you would see every judge with a perfect 10 score for you. From all our comments I hope you see your talent is both appreciated and brings joy to our hearts, for which we THANK YOU.

    I too love the shape and delicate design. The first thing I thought was what a beautiful box that this die would and of course you made it appear. I hope you have more of the cabinet designs and inserts for us in the future too; the Christmas ones are delish!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa AthaNovember 2, 2019 - 1:29 am

    Becca, it has been a long time since I visited your blog or any other blogs for that matter. I see you are still creating stunning works of art. I am still creating as well, I have just been neglecting my own blog as well. Keep creating, it is such a joy to see your work on your blog and it is inspiring as well.

    God Bless,

    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 2, 2019 - 7:35 am

    This makes a lovely card. I love the intricacy of the die.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodNovember 2, 2019 - 7:37 am

    Becca- how do you come up with all of these beautiful designs? What a lovely die set!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASNovember 3, 2019 - 3:35 am

    Hi Becca what a nice change to have a hexagon shape
    for your new die for the month well done !
    Love what you have made with it Hugs Pam XXReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 3, 2019 - 10:10 am

    This is so beautiful and to have a hexagon shape! You are so creative!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwNovember 5, 2019 - 1:30 pm

    This is such a beautiful set of dies!!!ReplyCancel

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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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

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