Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354

Good Morning sweet friends!  If I haven’t been around lately its because I’m doing something I adore, I’m designing.  I’m excited to say that I’ve just finished a new set of designs for 2021 but wait, what about now?  Oh yeah, it’s the beginning of a new month!  That brings me to a new favorite – the  August 2020 Die of the Month – Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone.  (Please do me a favor and have a peek at my video this month – I have a little surprise inside at the 5:47 mark that is a coronavirus blues buster).

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Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354

This is one of those projects that is near and dear to my heart.  I can’t claim that I’m a full out scrapbooker, but I do like to give gifts that are personalized with sentiments or pictures that tell a story.  I might be one of those who gets a little too intimidated to commit to a large scrapbook page or a book with too many pages, but this is so do-able!!  It gives me room for a couple of sentiments and even space for a small picture or two.

Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone

I’m always trying to remember to collect the memories while we’re in the journey.  This pop up card is the perfect place to display 1 to 4 sentiments or a sentiment and a couple of pictures.   I call completing the project “memory-making in biteable chunks”  It took me about 20 minutes to make the phone and about 10 minutes to print off pictures and insert them.  Here are the dies in the set:

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354
While I am isolated from my loved ones, I’m ramping up to send out some little mementos.   I know if I send a regular card, it gets put back in the envelope. I know if I send a Pop Up 3D Telephone that once it’s popped up – it’s likely to be displayed.  Guess which option I’m going to go for – insert mischievious grin here :-)

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354
I’ve given you three different options in the video.  In the comments today, tell me which one you are inclined to make?

Here’s the last project for today, it’s a gift card caddy.  I love that as they lift the receiver, they will get a surprise!

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354
I simply glued two of the phone bodies together and the receiver holds the slip in panel that holds the card.

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354

That’s all for today but these are not all the projects I have to share this month.  This is truly one of my favorites, and when I got the opportunity to sit down and play, I made quite a few things.  I hope you’ll come back for more inspiration :-)

APG Die of the Month

Do you create with Amazing Paper Grace Dies?  If so, we are looking to share your work on my new Instagram account Amazing Paper Grace Creates.  Better yet, if you are a FB user, come be a part of the Amazing Paper Grace Encouragement Community on Facebook.

Just a note . . . I am the Designer of the APG 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, although you may cancel at any time.  It’s a very large set and other competitor dies comparable in size are sold for more than $40.00.  To purchase, it can only be ordered or changed from the Spellbinders website.  I don’t have access to take orders, to make changes or to cancel orders – but the customer service reps at Spellbinders can help with any questions or changes :-)  This die club is 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.

Availability for 3D Pop Up Vignette Telephone

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?  Ultimately, my mission is to give you the inspiration to sit down right away and create several of the projects I’ve shown here.  Die of the Month is fresh inspiration each month.

Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36354
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Friends, I can’t believe that five months later I’m still saying stay safe.  But it’s true.  You still need to keep up your guard and exercise caution.  Beyond all, please take care of yourself.  If you’re making lemonade through all of this, it’s the perfect time to get some crafting done. Reach out and tell your loved ones what they mean. Sending hugs always…

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  • DianaDAugust 1, 2020 - 2:02 pm

    Simply LOVE your 3D designs. I’m busy making the typewriter for all my gal friends birthdays next year. This phone will be an additional ‘pick your jaw up off the floor’. They all think I’m so talented. You get the credit and I can’t thank you enough. Be safe, be well and enjoy your weekend ?
    Hugs, DianaDReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 1, 2020 - 4:23 pm

      Hi Diana:

      I’m so glad that you are sending off some love. I’m so very honored that you would use my design and you dear, deserve the credit. After all, you’ve made it and embellished it to bring it to life. You be safe too!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Diana DAugust 1, 2020 - 2:05 pm

    Why does the emoji blowing a kiss come out as a question? Sending hugs from a more than 6ft social distance.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 1, 2020 - 4:24 pm

      Lol, I know when I see a ? that someone meant something sweet. My blog is so old that it doesn’t recognize emojis. I’m going to get that changed soon!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 1, 2020 - 2:18 pm

    Becca, I LOVE that little black phone! Just as a card is WONDERFUL! BUT, your creativity has given us other options that are JUST AS GREAT!!! You stay safe too!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 1, 2020 - 4:25 pm

      Thank you Becky!!

      I’m really having fun with this one. I hope you are doing okay!!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 1, 2020 - 3:03 pm

    Love this die of the month so cleaver how you used the receiver to display the photos. So glad you are keeping safe card making has kept me bust through all of this hopefully we will a vaccine soon. Take care always look forward for you creative dies.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 1, 2020 - 4:26 pm

      Thank you Christine! I think the key is staying busy so that’s what I’m trying to do. I hope you are staying busy too :-) As always, thank you!

      Hugs,
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Katarzyna BobrowskaAugust 1, 2020 - 3:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I truly love your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassAugust 1, 2020 - 4:40 pm

    OH Becca,
    This is absolutely TOO cute! Adorable!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your creativity. Is a teacup next in this popup format?

    Wanda BassReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 1, 2020 - 6:25 pm

    These are so cute. My Mother in law would have loved these since she retired from the phone company.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SAugust 1, 2020 - 6:33 pm

    Hi Becca have been following/subscribed to your blog for years now and you NEVER cease to amaze me with your creativity in fact you were one of the first blogs I subscribed to and have inspired me so much just wish I could get more of your designs in Australia as they are hard to come by here most of the time. Stay safe and keep creatingReplyCancel

  • Connie RileyAugust 1, 2020 - 6:37 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Your wonderful new design for August is perfect for the times in which we are living. A telephone, with options for increasing communication opportunities is something we can all use. I cannot decide which I’ll make first, the picture holder or gift card holder; both are fantastic ideas. You have encouraged me to get out of my crafting slump and send cards to those I love!!! Thanks ever so much for sharing your talent. Be well, safe and happy.
    ConnieReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaAugust 2, 2020 - 6:11 am

    Good morning Becca, love this its so apt. Ive just gone back to work after been furloughed and I look after my 90 year old mum. It’s really scary…
    Keep safe…
    Have a good one…
    Love Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Terri WAugust 2, 2020 - 8:08 am

    How absolutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • DanitaAugust 2, 2020 - 10:51 am

    Beautiful!!!?ReplyCancel

  • Monika DavisAugust 2, 2020 - 2:31 pm

    What an amazing die set Becca. Love it! Great size, and what a great idea with putting photos on the pull out inserts… so clever! I am in love with it! Thanks for the inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireAugust 2, 2020 - 5:27 pm

    This is such a cute die set!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 3, 2020 - 4:42 am

    Oh my, how gorgeous is this?! So pleased to hear you are safe and well and carrying on creating.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 4, 2020 - 10:20 pm

    So many possibilities and different looks possible with this die set! Looks like a lot of fun making different variations!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 18, 2020 - 9:36 pm

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36324

Amazing Paper Grace July Die of the Month Blog Hop – Fanfare

Hello Gracelets!!  Of all the projects I made with the July Die of the Month, this is my favorite and I thought I would highlight it today.  We are doing a team hop today, so you are about to fall in love with the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for July 2020 – Fanfare.  This large filigree filled oval reminds us of an oval doily. The open aperture center works like a frame for images or even a shaker. Use only half to make it appear rounded, or as a border or pocket. The fan motif can be cut, tucked in, or layered to create a number of embellishments in no time. Ahhhh, romance, can you ever get enough?

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You can see all Amazing Paper Grace Dies at this link on the Spellbinders Website.

Fanfare Details

Not only do you get the large romantic die that fits a 5×7” card or frame, you get a smaller fan motif die that will make corners or embellishments. Four flower dies allow you to create beautiful dimensional accents. What a great value, above and beyond the low kit price! But if you’re on the fence, use code JULY to get 10% off your first month, subscribe here! (New club subscriptions only, for a limited time.) Fanfare is a $45 value.

These are some ways to use Fanfare:

  1. As a Background
  2. As a Large Frame
  3. As a Shaker
  4. Make Corner Embellishments from the Fan motif
  5. Flowers!
  6. Cut in half the short way to make a topper
  7. Cut in half the long way to make a border or edge
  8. Fold in half to make a pocket

How many ideas do you have?

There are SIX dies included in the Fanfare set

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297

My Project Today using Fanfare

I knew that I wanted to make a box or bag, the moment I saw this die.  Since the doily motif most looks like a flap, it seemed like a bag would be the winner.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36324

This may look complicated but in fact, it’s one of the easiest things I’ve made.  It essentially takes two sheets of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Flat panels and scoring change these pieces into a bag.  It’s a refreshing change from a box :-)

I love place settings and favors! It’s a win when someone sits down to a place setting and is ultimately blown away.  In that vein, to have something as inexpensive as paper give that wow factor, makes this project a no brainer.

I knew I wanted a print background and I wanted the fan motifs of the die set to emulate lace.  I also knew that I wanted that ethereal look from vellum.  This bag is clean and classic but my next attempts will be printed florals.  Imagine filling this with petite chocolates for your guests to take home.  This bag will also accommodate small things – a ring, a necklace, a gift card, some money.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36324

Designer Tip:  Use glue sparingly!  There is no need to create a full continuous line of glue when you’re going around a perimeter.  I simply drag a line and I don’t worry about whether the glue skips in places or not.  Basically, if less is more in this case.  Very quickly trace around your outlines and as long as you have some sparse glue in your tracing, it’s much better than a thick defined line of glue.  There is a sweet spot and as you keep testing you will find the sweet spot.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36324

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Stamps:   None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – Cover  – 80lb Smooth, Gold Mirror Paper, Vellum
Ink:  None
Accessories: Pearls,  Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month by Spellbinders – Fanfare, Amazing Paper Grace Dies

Here is how the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit membership works

Here are some Commonly Asked Questions about the APG Die of the Month Club

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297

Visit the Creative Team for more Fanfare Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Fanfare, the new APG July 2020 Die of the Month!

Visit Joanna Wisniewska

Visit Ewelina Panka

Visit Kate Skonieczna

Visit America Kuhn

Visit Rajni Chawla

Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

What will you make with Fanfare? A card? A scrapbook page? Home decor?

Tell me below in the comments!

Please join us at Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community on Facebook. We’re sharing, learning, and inspiring in a positive way with you! Come join our sketches challenges, see our tutorials, and meet other crafters!

Did you know you can post on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page?

Tag your work with #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit on Instagram!

Do you want even more inspiration? Follow us on AmazingPaperGrace_Creates, our new Instagram account for Giveaways, Product Sneaks, and all things APG!

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  • Cheryl STangelJuly 10, 2020 - 9:30 am

    Beautiful card. You are so creativity. I just love following you. Can’t wait to see what you create next. Thanks for inspiring me!

    CherylReplyCancel

  • Lynda MellorJuly 10, 2020 - 9:39 am

    Good morning Becca, simply stunning!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 10, 2020 - 9:41 am

    Two beautiful bags.ReplyCancel

  • Linda PeixJuly 10, 2020 - 10:03 am

    Oh, these purses are gorgeous!! I need to make these! Great for party favors.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 10, 2020 - 10:18 am

    Love this new die you always create the most beautiful projects.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 10, 2020 - 11:06 am

    Love the bags you created with these beautiful dies, and the card is so pretty also! Gorgeous designs!
    I’d make a doily from the Fan motif piece to feature on a card, as you did on your card. That is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 10, 2020 - 11:42 am

    GORGEOUS!!!!! EVERYONE’S CREATIONS were WONDERFUL, Becca!!! THINKING on how to use this new set coming! OF COURSE, a CARD is to be made! AND I’ve been on a kick lately for home decor, so maybe that too! LOL SIGH!!! THANK YOU BECCA, for sharing your talents with us!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • AmyJuly 10, 2020 - 11:52 am

    Oh. My. Word. ?????? I am SO in LOVE with this die and these BEAUTIFUL creations???????????ReplyCancel

  • KathyMJuly 10, 2020 - 12:30 pm

    Oh my!!! So very elegant and lovely!!! Another winner. Your creativity is certainly boundless!!!ReplyCancel

  • nancy fJuly 10, 2020 - 12:33 pm

    Beautiful die!
    Becca,
    I saw your Halloween collection on Spellbinders today.
    What paper did you use on the card made with the Nested Clipped square Etched dies or was that a glimmer plate that you used to frame them?? Great Halloween release.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 10, 2020 - 1:52 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! So, so gorgeous – you very clever lady!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm

    I love these beautiful little purses! I really hope we get to see a video of how you put them together! They are elegant and sophisticated and will make amazing gifts.

    I don’t know if anyone else had difficulty posting on America Kuhn and Rajni Chawla’s blogs. The comments section just doesn’t show up. I will try again.

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces of art!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen CreekReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 10, 2020 - 5:01 pm

    I came back just to say I was finally able to comment! So thankful!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 10, 2020 - 6:01 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    This post made me really glad that I made myself a tutorial sheet from the video you featured when you released the July DOM so that I’m ready to go when my dies get here. So many great ideas from you and your team (love the little basket Joanna shares, too!).
    Fanfare is destined to be a classic! This large romantic die and smaller motif duo is brilliant!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 10, 2020 - 8:08 pm

    Am loving these gorgeous purses that you created with the new Fanfare die set! Great idea to offset the white with the gold. Am a fan of your gorgeous DOM!!ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleJuly 11, 2020 - 7:36 am

    Absolutely beautiful. What a lovely die. I especially like that purse.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJuly 11, 2020 - 2:45 pm

    Hi Becca, well, what can I say, absolutely stunning. Love it. Stay safe and well ??ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireJuly 12, 2020 - 2:40 am

    Oh WOW – these are breathtaking!!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 12, 2020 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Becca. This die set looks fantastic, and your beautiful creations show its versatility. Love them all xxReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyJuly 14, 2020 - 3:49 pm

    That die is breathtakingly beautiful, Becca! You should bottle your creativity. I am always so impressed with how stunning, intricate and splendid your dies are, and your projects! xxReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297
Sweet friends, one of the loveliest things I get to do as a Die Designer is to spend time sizing up a die.  It’s a ritual with me;  I sit down with a cup of tea and a peaceful heart to explore exactly what a die can do.  I’m tickled to introduce you to the July 2020 Die of the Month – Fanfare.

Because it is a filigree filled oval, I found ways to use it as an oval doily, change it to a round doily, use it as a bag flap and create a mini doily with the fan motif.  Ahhhh, this one is so very romantic and it showed it’s beauty as it bent to my will.  When I explore, it’s time to fold, mirror, and sometimes snip to see all of the sizes and layerings a die can do.
Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297

Fanfare

Fanfare is quite delicate.  It has calligraphic tendrils that curve and run through the motif.  It can be cut either as a frame or with no aperture, leaving a healthy landing spot for a sentiment.  Let me show you how versatile I found Fanfare to be.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297

Hmmm, which one of these beauties will you get to learn how to make today?  It’s a surprise!  Click into this 6-minute video to add a new make to your repertoire:

Here’s the line up a little bit closer:

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297

I adored making these little bags, it is quite the change-up from a box.  In fact, the Fanfare motif makes an excellent flap and it’s easy to place just by using glue!

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297
I got the round look of this motif by placing one Fanfare on the front panel.  Finally, by placing another motif in a crisscross fashion on a layer below, I get the illusion of a circle!

APG Die of the Month

That’s the line up this month and pop over to the Spellbinders Website to see all the projects I made.  I hope this is a small taste of inspiration to get you started!  Pop over to Instagram and follow my new account Amazing Paper Grace Creates to see more inspiration.  Better yet, if you are a FB user, come be a part of the Amazing Paper Grace Encouragement Community on Facebook.

Just a note . . . I am the Designer of the APG 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, although you may cancel at any time.  It’s a very large set and other competitor dies comparable in size are sold for more than $40.00.  To purchase, it can only be ordered or changed from the Spellbinders website.  I don’t have access to take orders, to make changes or to cancel orders – but the customer service reps at Spellbinders can help with any questions or changes :-)  This die club is 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.

Availability for Fanfare

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?  Ultimately, my mission is to give you the inspiration to sit down right away and create several of the projects I’ve shown here.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Die of the Month - Fanfare - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36297
Finally, no round of projects could be complete without an enclosure card!!  Weighing in at 4.25″ square, the fan motifs that are part of the set have a life of their own.  Meanwhile, I simply arranged them in a round formation for a mini-doily that is perfect for a square card and will also fit nicely on an A2.

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As always, a heartfelt thanks for spending a moment here! I love my readers – yes that is you!! If you want more inspiration for the July Die of the Month be sure to come back on July 10th as the Creative Team will be sharing more ideas in our Monthly Blog Hop.

In the meantime, please stay safe!! Spend some self care time crafting and keep your heads up – this too shall pass.

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  • Ann RobbinsJuly 1, 2020 - 9:58 am

    Wow this is a keeper Becca! Happy 4th to you and America!! I celebrate this month along with my better half.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:35 pm

      Happy 4th to you also my sweet friend. I hope you are safe in Florida. You have a friend on the other side of the state that cares about you!!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Helen GullettJuly 1, 2020 - 10:13 am

    Becca, you made beautiful and elegant projects. I love the layers and possibilities we can make with your dies.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:36 pm

      Helen, thank you for your kind words! Layers are such a lovely thing, aren’t they!!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 1, 2020 - 10:17 am

    WOW, WOW, WOW! What a fabulous die set! Another great winner and all these projects are fantastic.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:36 pm

      Doreen,

      Thank you as always for your sweet words, my friend!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 1, 2020 - 10:29 am

    On the with Love card, how did you make the flower in the middle?

    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:28 pm

      Hi Ann:
      That is a store-bought flower. Not sure who makes it because it is old but I’m thinking it was Prima…ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 1, 2020 - 11:00 am

    Good to see some beauty :). Gorgeous as always and I cannot wait to see what the DT comes up with <3. Everyone, please keep me in your prayers as I am currently suffering from a triple concussion. Of all the times for my dryer to retire, lolz. Just gives me more time to craft right? That is a legitimate reason in my book ;)Have a great week everyone lots of air {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:37 pm

      Hi Karen:

      I thanks for your kind words!! Take care of yourself during these crazy times and stay safe!!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJuly 1, 2020 - 11:40 am

    Hi Becca,
    This is gorgeous! Reminds me of your earlier designed whereby they look and feel like jewelry. A necklace draping the front of a card is what I see. Thank you so much for another creation that makes me salivate. Hope you are faring well during this time of upset. God bless you always.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:40 pm

      Hi Sara,
      Jewelry was actually one of the inspirations I used for this – thank you so much for your kind words!

      I am doing well, very busy behind the scenes but as you know, that is a great blessing because I’m not tempted to be out in the public. I hope you are faring well too. If we take care of our joy, it will be waiting for us when this is all over.

      Hugs,
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 1, 2020 - 11:54 am

    Hi, Becca,
    Wowed-Zowee! Oh, the possibilities. I love all your creations and can’t wait to try making the gift bag. I have several APG dies that would work very well, also.
    I got a new phone that makes Instagram easy to access, so love following you on all these platforms…especially, now, as you ramp up!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:42 pm

      Sandy,
      I have to say that I’m not the most social media savvy person in the world but I do love Instagram because people actually receive my thank you’s and receive my return messages :-) Thank you so much for following me there – it’s a lovely world and lovely community. In the meantime, as always, thank you for your sweet words!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Joanne ColemanJuly 1, 2020 - 12:40 pm

    Lovely, Delicate and so versatile. Looking forward to creating with this one!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:43 pm

      Joanne,

      I had a peaceful day creating with this. During this time, that’s a win for me. Being immersed and coming out with something I could give made it a great experience for me. Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 1, 2020 - 1:12 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I LOVE the little bag you’ve made! SO ELEGANT & JUST GORGEOUS! BUT, EVERYONE of these projects is! LOL LOVE the look of this die & what you’ve made with it! CAN’T WAIT for the hop to see what the DT has made too!!! HOPING ALL is well there with you!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:45 pm

      My sweet Becky!

      How many years have we chatted this way? Too many to count. Thank you as always for your sweet words and caps (lol). I know it’s your message the second I look and it’s a comfort. Thanks as always for your kind words.

      Mail to the UK is taking the better of three weeks but the Creative Team is busy working on their makes. Thank you from all of us – you’ve been a rock in our community!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Audrina ThorsenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:09 pm

    Dear Becca, I want to tell you how much I admire your wonderful talent. I appreciate you more than you know. I also want to tell you thank you. A few years ago you posted something to the extent about cleaning out your garden of friendships. Do you remember that? It started me thinking seriously about mine. I thought and prayed for a long time so that I would do what was right and fair to the people I’ve called my friends. After much time, thought, and prayer, I decided it was necessary to do that myself. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. It’s taken such a burden from me and there has been no unfairness to anyone. It’s been such a good thing for me to reevaluate things. I feel that I owe you a great thank you for the article you posted. God bless you and I love you.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:34 pm

      Audrina,
      I remember that day very well because what I had discovered was a huge revelation to me. I continue to do that practice even today but it is not a negative thing. I have come to realize that there is quite a difference between a friend and an acquaintance. It was put on my heart that I needed to discern the two and treat them kindly but accordingly. All I can say it that it freed me.

      In my mind, I always meet a friend but I’ve come to learn that people don’t ways think the same in return. And although with kind intentions, sometimes it’s really okay to be just acquaintances.

      You’ve touched me by reaching back out Audrina. That was a long, long time ago. You have put a warm place in my heart today. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 1, 2020 - 3:21 pm

    This is an absolutely beautiful card. The die in fantastic.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 1, 2020 - 3:46 pm

      Hi Bunny!

      As always you bring such a sweet message when you come. Thank you so much, your kind words are so appreciated!

      Please stay safe!

      Hugs,
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 1, 2020 - 5:50 pm

    Hi Becca, Wow your creativity never ceases to amaze me <3 It has been a while since I commented last but I am always peeking in to see your beautiful creations!!! This die is everything I love, vintage & elegant!!! I only received your previous 3 months yesterday. Shame it takes me a little longer to get them, but I am grateful that at least I can. Better late than never :) Your creations always brighten up my day! Can’t wait to see the rest of the teams projects xReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2020 - 8:41 am

      Hi Noelene,
      Thank you as always for your sweet words!! As a long time reader, I’m always so humbled when I see you in the comments. It’s not necessary to always leave comments but it’s a sweet comfort to know you are there! Stay safe my friend!!

      Hugs
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 1, 2020 - 10:02 pm

    These projects are so elegant and beautiful!! Love those gorgeous little purses/bags especially, Becca! You are the master at making paper into beautiful projects! Thank you for sharing your ingenuity and talents with all of us!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 2, 2020 - 8:39 am

      Thank you so much Beverly. Your sweet words are a lovely way for me to start the day. So thankful to have had you as a lovely reader for so long! I hope you are safe and staying crafty!!

      Hugs,
      BeccaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 2, 2020 - 3:54 pm

    Another beautiful die set love all the projects you created with the die they are all so lovelyReplyCancel

  • Connie GriffinJuly 2, 2020 - 8:30 pm

    As always so stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyJuly 5, 2020 - 9:15 am

    So lovely, intricate and delicate. Stunning die, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Katarzyna BobrowskaJuly 6, 2020 - 2:31 pm

    This is so very cute!! Lovely project!!ReplyCancel

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