Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36020
You may have well guessed that I am a lover and a collector of typewriters. In the picture below I’ve photographed a real antique with the paper antique and I can’t tell you how much joy that gives me.  The typewriter is a vintage icon of our civilization and our march towards print freedom and in recent years, a collector’s item.  Typewriters are far from being a relic of the past!  I thought by creating a dimensional typewriter with paper coming out of it, it would give you the perfect place to stamp what you want.  Introducing, Pop up 3D Vignette Typewriter. 

It goes together just like all other 3D Vignettes, yet it is open at the top.  It still folds down flat so that you can mail it!  It comes with die-cut word inlays yet you can stamp your message on the front page or all the pages.  There is lots of inspiration from the Creative Team today, so be sure to jump through all the links at the bottom of my post.

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36020

Here are the dies included in the set:
Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36020*

My Project Today:

I peeked this version of the typewriter earlier but I got a few questions on it, so I decided to highlight it on my post today.  I love all the colors of the typewriters I’ve seen so far, but I knew I wanted to do one in gold.
Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36020

Many asked where I got the words from. I simply reached for a set of letters I have in my stash – any letters will do – die-cut or stamped.  One of my mantras is that “words matter”.  Whenever I’m speaking to someone or writing a text or email, I carefully curate my words.  Spoken words can bring such comfort or can absolutely turn the light on if the right word is used.   Once spoken, they are lovely to reference but also can’t be erased.  So stating that words matter, I thought it appropriate to follow up with good words :-)

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36020
Someone else asked how long it takes to put the typewriter together. The answer is, it depends.  It depends on how detailed you want to be.  A 3D Typewriter will probably take about 35-40 minutes the first time around and then when you’ve figured out where everything goes it will likely take 25 minutes.  Now if you are going to add the key rims on every key, it will take quite a bit longer but most people will only want to scatter a few of those little ovals across the front.  On the sample above, I thought it would be cute to drop a pearl into every key rim.  Change it up!  Do it different every time!

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Stamps: None
PaperNeenah Classic Crest Natural White – Cover  – 80lb Smooth
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersIf you want to find out more about the Club – prices, how you sign up and what’s included, please look ——–> HERE.

If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ——->HERE.

More inspiration is just a click away.  Stop by with each Creative Team Member to see how they manipulated this die to come up with a unique project for you to try!

Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit America – cardsbyamerica.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog
We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page ——-> HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit
                            
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  • Joanna DicksonApril 6, 2020 - 8:41 am

    Love this die, unique and totally amazing. Becca, you’ve excelled yourself ?????ReplyCancel

  • MaryHApril 6, 2020 - 9:17 am

    I wonder if these Spellbinder dies (So Many Sentiments Etched Dies and/or Even More Sentiments Etched Die Set) can be used to cut out a message on this lovely typewriter – bet you thought of that already. I can see the little basket you created here (or typewriter decorated small bag) at Christmas as favors on dinner plate wishing guests a “Merry Christmas”. Wouldn’t it be fun with a message “Will You Marry Me?”, “It’s a Girl or It’s a Boy” announcement or “Happy Anniversary”, “I baked this for You”! Ah, so many usages and so little time…ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserApril 6, 2020 - 9:37 am

    Truly stunning Becca! I don’t know how you come up with these fantastic ideas but keep them coming!! Congratulations on yet another winner!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 6, 2020 - 9:55 am

    Beautiful die set love the cards you are taking me back in time when I used on of these in high school.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyApril 6, 2020 - 10:53 am

    Love the antique typewriter. I like the fact that it is 3d and will lay flat.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 6, 2020 - 11:00 am

    Who knew typewriters could be so elegant? This is just charming, Becca. You never cease to amaze me.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 6, 2020 - 11:18 am

    Becca, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE the gold too! VERY VINTAGE & WONDERFUL! I LOVE typewriters, EVEN THOUGH I would jam the keys in typing class & make LOTS of mistakes! I do better on the computer! LOL My mom types so fast, and accurate, that she would jam an IBM Typewriter! LOVE this new die you’ve created for us, Becca! I also LOVE the words/sentiment you chose to use with this! EXCELLENT!!! OFF TO HOP!Can’t wait to see what everyone has done! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Monika DavisApril 6, 2020 - 4:47 pm

    So, so pretty Becca! Love the elegant look with the white and gold together. Such a cool stamp set.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 6, 2020 - 9:56 pm

    I love your “Words Matter!” And they certainly do! This die set is darling and hopefully it will be here very soon.
    Hope you are staying in and staying safe, Becca.
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • AmericaApril 8, 2020 - 10:46 am

    WOWZERS Becca! This is an incredible design with fantastic detailing. The pearl touches on the golden keys are brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyApril 8, 2020 - 6:39 pm

    I could stare at this for hours, Becca! Just brings me back in time when things were simpler; those were the days. Your elegant touches are simply perfect and truly stunning! I have never seen such a wonderful and original die set. xxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 12, 2020 - 9:37 am

    Good morning Becca, Happy Easter to you.
    Just seen your Doileys on Spellbinders. Wowza…
    Hope your hand is ok??? It looks sore!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lyndaxxx
    Stay safe!!!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007
Good Morning, Gracelets!   Sometimes it’s hard to keep a die under wraps.  I’m so happy to reveal this one because it’s so darn cute.  I’m a vintage typewriter collector and I thrilled to be adding a paper version to my stash.  I can’t wait to start making them and I already have friends that have said if I’m sending a card, this needs to be the one. Please check out the video below and I’d love to know what you think, welcome  Pop Up 3D Vignette Typewriter.

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007
I’m calling this a half vignette because the top is open.  As always, this little diecut wonder folds flat so that you can tuck it into a small catalog envelope and mail it off.  Although I’ve included die cut sentiments, it’s just waiting for the stamp of your choice to grace the front.  I have to say that this has been one of the most delightful projects I’ve ever worked on.  It took months for this little darling to come to light but it is rich with details.  Just remember, you don’t have to use every diecut or get as detailed as I do in the samples and videos.  I just wanted you to have as much as I could fit – use what you want.

Whether you are making a flat card minus the dimension or going all out, including asking all the keys – this video will help you get started:

Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter Samples

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007

It is for certain that I had to have pink!!

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007

Amazing Paper Grace April 2020 Die of the Month - Pop-Up 3D Vignette Typewriter - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36007

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I hope that all is well in your world today.  Even though its crazy with virus stuff I hope you are finding time to be with and celebrate your families.  Sending hugs!!

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  • DollyApril 2, 2020 - 10:48 am

    I think I need this one. Gorgeous cards, as always.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonApril 2, 2020 - 10:49 am

    I just love this… Perfect x?????ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 2, 2020 - 10:54 am

    Becca, You have outdone yourself this time for sure! That is the cutest thing ever!!!!! What a great concept, and what charming ways you have found to use this die set. You’re still AMAZING!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 2, 2020 - 10:58 am

    Good morning Becca, just gorgeous!!!
    Was going on holibobs today? but I have my family instead… happy days… Stay safe…
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 2, 2020 - 11:22 am

    OH WOW, Becca!!! This is WONDERFUL!!! LOVE the VINTAGE FLAIR, & the GORGEOUSNESS in EVERY DETAIL that you’ve done on this little typewriter! It’s THE BEST TYPE WRITER in paper crafting I’ve seen! TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordApril 2, 2020 - 11:29 am

    That has to be the most whimsical card you have ever made, Becca. I love it. Reminds me of the Royal typewriter I used when learning how to type, 1956. Thanks for the darling memories.ReplyCancel

  • DianaDApril 2, 2020 - 11:37 am

    OMGosh!!!!! This is brilliant! With the ‘stay at home’ now in order for most of us, this is so on point. Can’t wait to play with this set. LOVE the way your brain works. Be safe!
    Sending virtual Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderApril 2, 2020 - 12:31 pm

    This is a truly amazing set!ReplyCancel

  • Atul DesaiApril 2, 2020 - 1:10 pm

    Excellent Die???ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonApril 2, 2020 - 1:14 pm

    Wow Becca, this is fantastic. Love it and your wonderful cards. Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserApril 2, 2020 - 1:15 pm

    What a brilliant idea – this is …….. fantastic! Well done Becca.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • MaryHApril 2, 2020 - 1:57 pm

    You are a talented, creative designer, Becca. This is amazing/incredible/phenomenal/marvelous/etc.! Love the intricate details of this design and composition. And of course, my favorite of your techniques is 3D elements/cabinets and elegant shapes. However I have to admit initially I was literally shocked, surprised, and, finally, pleased when I saw first view of the APGDOM for March. So totally unexpected of what I have come to expect from you; and yet, familiar – reminiscent of era gone by, detailed, soft form, etc. I am anxiously awaiting my package this month!!!!

    To me this composition is an orderly arrangement of visual cues and elements to direct a viewers’ attention to the card’s message – card makers goal for the recipient. Simple but so effective. Recently I have seen and entertained buying several typewriter dies/stamps; but, as usual, you have far exceeded those and produced a stunningly beautiful die set, which I feel, far exceeds anything on the market. Keep surprising us Becca – we need a shake up now and then.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 2, 2020 - 3:22 pm

    Absolutely precious!!! I can hardly wait for this one! You are such a gifted lady. Please stay safe and healthy. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 2, 2020 - 4:14 pm

    Yikes, Becca,
    Details, details, details! Someone, with no familiarity with vintage typewriters, would have a realistic idea of what they are looking at this paper version. I know instructional videos take time and energy so I’m grateful you gave us the best chance to have a spectacular project!
    Wow, what a wonderful time to be a Gracelet!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Brenda AberoApril 3, 2020 - 4:26 am

    Oooo! I must say that I need this. It’s just so cute! Also, you create such beautiful and elegant cards. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Monika DavisApril 3, 2020 - 9:39 am

    Oh, my! This is amazing! I love the vintage look! So many cool pieces and layers! Fantastic design Becca! Gorgeous samples! Thanks for the inspiration! May our Heavenly Father keep you safe! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 3, 2020 - 10:11 am

    Love this die. Learned how to type on one of there in high school many years ago. The cards are beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Patty BrownApril 4, 2020 - 9:08 am

    This is so very Awesome!! Reminds me of High school, typing & shorthand etc. I will need to make these for sure…my “slightly older friends” should appreciate it!!ReplyCancel

  • Guadalupe ZúñigaApril 4, 2020 - 8:53 pm

    Me fascinan las maquinas de escribir. Me encantó tu trabajo me quede enamorada ?ReplyCancel

  • Sue KoudelkaApril 18, 2020 - 8:15 am

    Love, love , love your cards! Elegant and sophisticated!
    Typewriter is so clever!ReplyCancel

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
I am so tickled to introduce Rajni Chawla as a new addition to the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.  Rajni has a magnificent style and is absolutely prolific when it comes to creating projects and designs.  It’s so easy to see that she is passionate about her crafts.  P.S.  Prize winners from our last Introducing Blog Hop are listed at the bottom of the post.

Rajni will be the creative anchor and lead moderator in our new Facebook Group – Amazing Paper Grace – Creative Encouragement Community .  I will be there when my design schedule allows, but as you know I spend quite a bit of time designing.  Good things are coming, I expect to be releasing new product categories this year.  In the interim, Rajni will be keeping the train on the track in the group and will be encouraging group participation in the events we have lined up.

To mark the occasion, Rajni has taken my newest collection called Flourished Fretwork and created some new card designs.  Our goal in the group is to share as much inspiration as we possibly can to teach you how to use the dies I create.  If you are new to die-cutting, you learn by copying and once you get the hang of things then you’ll have the confidence to substitute in different dies from your stash.  As always with my cards and certainly with these shown here – it takes only minutes to make a replica.   When copying, be gracious and give credit to the creator – these are not things you should claim as your own nor should you enter them into any contests.  Instead, use them as inspiration to grow until you are comfortable on your own.  Please check out Rajni’s blog for additional items she has created with Flourished Fretwork – she has a magnificent card you will want to see.

Welcome Rajni!!  I’ve included a link to her blog above and there you can also grab her social media links:

Announcing APG Creative Encouragement Facebook Group Leader Rajni Chawla - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989

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 breathe 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.

 

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Rajni Chawla – Inspiring You To Create

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
Here Rajni created a square box and used the brand new Richelieu Square to embellish – simply folding it over the edges of the box.  The tone on tone look punctuated by gold is beautiful!!  To finish off, she simply added a handle.

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989
In creating another piece for the ensemble, Rajni created a tag book.  By using two of the Richelieu Squares overlayed she was readily able to make a rectangular piece.  She covered her seams by using the motif and stamp set from the huge All Occasions Stamp and Sentiment Set.  Her tag book is ready to take pictures and is cinched at the top by a ring.

Flourished Fretwork project by Rajni Chawla for Amazing Paper Grace - see full project and link list at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35989

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Blog Hop Winners

In the madness behind the scenes to get a full-fledged Facebook Group up and running, we forgot to do something.  We forgot to pick the winner from the Flourished Fretwork Blog Hop.  As such, I’m publishing the winners here, but I will reach out to the winners directly to pick their prizes.  And the winners are:

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My Latest Good Thing

I’m rarely on Facebook but I do now have a group on Facebook where I am actually able to chat back and forth with the public.  It is a bright spot in my life and quite reminds me of the early days of blogs.    Some of you don’t do Facebook, no worries, but please know that you are able to enjoy the safety of my private group even if you don’t look at other Facebook conversations.  Politics are banned from the group and only encouragement and positive posts, as well as learning posts, are allowed.  Since encouragement is part of my mission, I do look at other posts and try to return the encouragement given to me, 10 fold.  I’d be honored if you joined me there but understand if you cannot.

On one last note today, please be safe where ever you are in the world.  Even though these are scary times, it is also a time to draw close to your family.  Love on them, protect them, savor the time you have with them and turn the negative to a positive.  Life changes, and this is one of those times where we are called on to remember what is important.  We can make the best of the time so that goes quickly.  What are you doing to keep busy and stay positive?

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  • Carolyn RaylMarch 20, 2020 - 8:38 am

    So beautiful! I love the colors and design of he card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 20, 2020 - 8:41 am

    WELCOME Rajni Chawla! I’ve seen your work every so often & look forward to seeing more of it with Becca’s Dies! BEAUTIFUL WORK here!!!!

    You are assembling QUITE THE TEAM, Becca! ;) Spring Cleaning begins today & in-between, crafting of course! ;) STAY SAFE yourselves!!!! STAY WELL!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleMarch 20, 2020 - 8:53 am

    What beautiful creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 20, 2020 - 9:03 am

    You are so lucky to have such a talented designer on your team her work is beautiful, and she is so upbeat hope everyone is keeping healthy and keep up making beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsMarch 20, 2020 - 9:08 am

    Welcome Rajni! and good day Becca! Was supposed to be at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo this weekend but of course, it good postponed. Everyone stay safe and MotherAnn says, “Wash your hands!” Have a crafty time during this shutdown period and Craft On!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 20, 2020 - 9:24 am

    Gorgeous creations Ranj.Love the basket and Gorgeous & Elegant Anniversary card!ReplyCancel

  • Sue CookMarch 20, 2020 - 9:27 am

    Thank you Rajni for the beautiful inspiration. It wis wonderful to see everyone’s creations on Facebook. Thank you, Becca, for inspiring us all these many years.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 20, 2020 - 10:03 am

    Welcome Rajini! Your art is gorgeous – thank you for the inspiration! Looking forward to seeing much more.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayMarch 20, 2020 - 10:29 am

    Welcome, Rajni! You are super talented. What a wonderful time we have in store with Becca’s new designs and you leading the team! Isn’t it wonderful to do what you love? Happy crafting to you and I am looking forward to delightful surprises soon.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMarch 20, 2020 - 10:31 am

    Beautiful creations by Rajni, love them. Shows how versatile your dies are Becca. Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • MaryH.March 20, 2020 - 10:56 am

    First glad and excited you are back Rajni Chawala your work is beautiful and inspiring! Looking forward to seeing your next project! Also enjoy looking at the blog sites of your very talented, creative team too.

    Especially what is happening in the world currently, Becca I appreciate your encouraging words and inspiration to all to not focus on the negative and/or “woe is me” attitude but to appreciate what we do have and what we can do to make it better. Thank you for both your life perspective and for providing crafters an outlet for creation which will help to “make the best of the time so that goes quickly”. I am so encouraged by what I have experienced with the kindness and consideration treatment
    people are showing to others. It is up lifting.

    Boy am I ever looking forward to your new release of your products – each release I have seen gets better and better. Any hints as to what is to come?!?!

    To answer your question what are you doing to keep busy and positive: keeping in touch and shopping for others, especially those who are alone; crafting; reading what I have put off for some time. Hope everyone stays well and happy!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Wi?niewskaMarch 20, 2020 - 11:22 am

    Welcome Rajni! :-)
    I love your flowers and all projects you make!
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMarch 20, 2020 - 12:35 pm

    Welcome Ranji! And congrats Karen!ReplyCancel

  • karenladdMarch 20, 2020 - 3:25 pm

    Welcome Rajni! Your projects are just exquisite, and so elegant. I love the creative way of using your die by folding it over the box edges for a lovely finish. Seeing beautiful things always helps ease the stress of uncertain times.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway Becca…and for picking my name as one of the lucky winners! I will watch for your email, and always look forward to seeing projects and new dies on the blog.
    Stay safe and healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HarrisonMarch 20, 2020 - 4:31 pm

    Stunning work by Rajni! Beautiful die of the month Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Parag ShahMarch 21, 2020 - 4:04 am

    Congratulating Rajni Chawla is always a pleasure & happy note. At the same time thank you Becca too by visualizing the same & giving way to it. Both of you are superb! Happy crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMarch 21, 2020 - 5:16 am

    Welcome Rajni to the wonderful world of Amazing Paper Grace design team. What beautiful projects you have created! Becca, it’s so lovely to see you go from strength to strength and keep us all inspired. In the isolated time ahead, being in the ‘vulnerable’ category, I am going to spend some time cleaning the house and go into corners that don’t very often see the light of day! I am going to spend more time crafting – doing all my greetings cards to the end of the year and also designing new projects for my classes on cruise ships. It will be good to have the opportunity to get lots of preparation done well in advance and “on the shelf” ready to go. Stay safe and healthy Becca and everyone.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyMarch 22, 2020 - 3:24 pm

    Another truly glorious and wonderfully intricate die, Becca! Love all your dies. Stay safe. xxReplyCancel

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