How to Assemble S4-997 Adorned NotepadGood morning sweet friends!!  I have three videos to share with you today!  The first video is How to Assemble the Adorned Notepad, the second video is How to Assemble Cinch and Go Flowers and the third is a very short but cute video about National Scrapbooking Day coming on May 4th – hang in there until about the midpoint, you’ll see yours truly at the end.  I laugh when I say that because me being on video is way out of my comfort zone but I’m getting there :-)

First things first, yesterday we announced and introduced a new collection – Vintage Treasures.  Don’t forget to zoom over to —->THIS<—– post to leave a comment for the chance to win a die.  The Creative Team and I created a number of projects with the new collection and the inspiration is bound to give you some ideas for your next project.  In the meantime, I created with the Adorned Notepad.  My mind went crazy thinking about all the uses.  Today I’m sharing a video on how to put the basic pad together as well as tips for making a sturdy project and project ideas.  You can see the video below.

Many of you have asked for this, so below is a very, very easy way to use Cinch and G Flowers!  I have several sets of Cinch and Go and they are mix and matchable across the whole series.  I’m going to encourage you — especially if you think you cannot build a flower — give this a try.  You’ll be stacking some lovelies that will look pretty on anything you make!

Last of all, did you know that National Scrapbook Day is coming – May 4th?  I was asked by Scrapbook.com to explain what Scrapbook and our papercrafts means to me – this is a lovely video with many faces you will recognize!  Scrapbook.com will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Day April 30th through May 5th.

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As always friends, thanks for stopping by!!  Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Introducing Vintage Treasures Post – we want somebody out there to win some dies!

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 11, 2019 - 11:47 am

    Good morning Becca, can’t believe this!!!
    I’ve watched the cinch and go flowers on you tube today!!! Spooky or what… I love them!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    LoopyLyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Lknda KApril 11, 2019 - 2:18 pm

    I love the cinch and go flowers. I have one set but think I need the other ones. Love the shadow box frame and note pad. They are on my wish list. Mother’s Day is coming.ReplyCancel

  • Jane FiresApril 11, 2019 - 2:40 pm

    I love the cinch flowers and have one so now will start making them. I wasn’t sure but the video shows how to do them so here goes. Thanks so much Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JoannaApril 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm

    I love the happy international scrapbook day video!
    And I love you little notepad :-)
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Leanne SApril 12, 2019 - 1:45 am

    Love this. Thanks for sharing & for inventing the most useful dies.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne hooperApril 15, 2019 - 7:13 am

    Love your tutorial & the note pad ,thank you for sharingReplyCancel

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866
We are so tickled today to be introducing  Vintage Treasures.  Today, you’ll find a collection chalked full of classics!!  As always, there is a rectangle, oval, square and circle that will work well with everything in your stash and are perfect for layering.  Next, are several embellishment sets.  As you hop through all the links in the blog hop, you’ll see all the new dies and how we used them.

My Inspiration for Vintage Treasures

Every collection starts somewhere a memory, something seen or something felt.  For this one, I looked no further than my grandmothers hope chest. There is a special place in our hearts for those things kept in a hope chest.  Other than a promise of the future, they symbolize things of value and keepsakes that bring back treasured memories.  I delved there to find memories, filigree jewelry and keepsakes of old.  From long-forgotten turn of the century jewelry to the edgings on an old tattered handkerchief, I love bringing the past into the present in a style that is ….well, timeless.  These things — bejeweled lockets, a sweet tiara and vintage adornments from long ago — provided the sweet inspiration and restoration of some lovely, lovely Vintage Treasures.

The physical dies in this collection have an extra measure of flexibility and function.  Most templates have an outer rim, and inlay and an inner rim that you can use for your sentiment.

My Project For Today:

I’m tickled to introduce ****S4-997 Adorned Notepad

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866
This is a fun offering from the collection.  Because the collection is full of rims, labels, and snippets of pretty,  I thought the adorned notepad to be a lovely place to showcase those snippets.  It creates the perfect little gift for giving.

 

I’ve made a series of little notebooks – one elegant gift notepad (gold and cream), one whimsical gift crayon holder for a youth and one feminine gift notepad for a friend (blue with dressforms).   My mind went crazy thinking up uses . . . a coupon book, a sewing kit, a holder for little button cards and tick, tick, tick, it’s still working away at the ideas!

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866

Two of the notebooks below have small writing pads in them. I simply went to Office Depot and purchased small legal pads and had them chop the stack in half.  After chopping in half, I asked them to trim the bottom also to get to the dimensions I needed.  These are 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ and they are perfect to tuck into a purse!

For my girly notepad, I embellished with flowers (below):

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866

 

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866

Below is the youth gift where instead of using just the pencil holder, I lined up eight of them.  Perfect for crayons, perfect for an outing, perfect for the car :-)

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866
These are supplies that will come in handy with this notepad die –  legal pads and golf pencils.  I purchased both items at Office Depot.

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasuures designed by Becca Feeken featuring Spellbinders S4-997 Adorned Notepad - more info at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34866

Availability:

These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE

Prizes:

Just a note: all past prize winners have been contacted and their dies are on the way – we are caught up with prizes.  Just in time for us to give away more dies!!!  P.S.  Suzette Yandle, Barbara Bruder and Andrea Clinard, please check your email.  We’ve been trying to reach you about your prize :-)

Be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection.

There are two dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the  Introducing The Vintage Treasures post between April 10 and April 15, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on April 16th.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection,  the 3D Vignettes Collectionthe Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection, or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection and The Gilded Age.

There will be a total of two dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing Vintage Treasures Blog Hop.  Is it time to update your dies with new classics?  We hope you’ll find some inspiration here that you turn your next project into something you love.

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  • Judith WyckoffApril 10, 2019 - 9:42 am

    Your designs never cease to amaze. You and the other creative ladies make beautiful creations that anyone would be thrilled to receive!ReplyCancel

  • April W.April 10, 2019 - 9:59 am

    Your projects are beautiful as always! I love these dies!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 10, 2019 - 10:04 am

    What a fantastic new die!!! You are so genius at thinking up designs that are relevant and inspiring. This is just a very versatile set. Thanks, Becca!! You are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • MiluApril 10, 2019 - 10:16 am

    So lovely and so elegant
    I love the notepad and it’s a nice gift for a teacher or a neighbor or anyone you want to say thank you toReplyCancel

  • Christine KiehlApril 10, 2019 - 10:21 am

    Beautiful note pads! What a delightful memory about the hope chest! I remember putting one together for my daughter Jessica. Love the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine SavardApril 10, 2019 - 10:27 am

    Love the practicality of this die. I would love to use this project for my next class
    Great design BeccaReplyCancel

  • nancy fApril 10, 2019 - 10:28 am

    Just one word AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 10, 2019 - 10:33 am

    Lovely collection of dies love the note care with the stand.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyApril 10, 2019 - 10:38 am

    Love the notepad project.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoApril 10, 2019 - 10:46 am

    Simply gorgeous! The dies are lovely!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 10, 2019 - 10:48 am

    WONDERFULLY DONE, Becca! ;) What a SUPER IDEA for a little gift! I wouldn’t mind a few of these myself! LOL LOVE your collection this month! I told one of the other ladies, SOMEONE needs to tell you to create something not so GORGEOUS, so we can catch up on ALL of your WONDERFUL DIES! LOL MY HEAD IS SPINNING with all of this LOVELINESS! I can SEE you had some WONDERFUL THINGS in your Grandmother’s Hope Chest! ;) A SUPERB JOB!!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Diana YockeyApril 10, 2019 - 11:12 am

    I LOVE this die set and have many ideas in store for them!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 10, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    Good morning Becca , gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. My heads whizzing with ideas!!!
    Every season, every event it’s definitely a winner?
    Have a good one! ! !
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Sande L PrudhommeApril 10, 2019 - 1:28 pm

    As usual these are just wonderful.. You are such an inspirationReplyCancel

  • Peggy PighettiApril 10, 2019 - 2:07 pm

    Awesome you always design such wonderful dies and projects! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 10, 2019 - 4:18 pm

    Becca
    Just when I say “I am not going to buy any more dies, you come out with a new collection that I simply can’t resist!! What am I going to co with you girlfriend??
    This is such a basic set I know I will be buying it. All of your team has done an outstanding job with them. Waiting on my die of the month to come for April!!
    Hope all is going well for you!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Sandi MillerApril 10, 2019 - 5:57 pm

    Love the new dies and the notebook looks like a great gift idea as well as something I will use a lot myself!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.April 10, 2019 - 6:45 pm

    Ah Becca what inspiration you have provided- I am doing a Canasta scorepad & rules set with a jewel-encrusted pen in each set for the Canasta group. Also a collection of family recipes. I enjoy each of your dies I have purchased. Thank you for the joy you have given me and others.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownApril 10, 2019 - 7:57 pm

    WOW, what amazing projects, absolutely love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 10, 2019 - 8:03 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Since I’m blessed with quite a collection of dies, I really appreciate your thoughtfulness in considering how new dies will be used with others in our stash. Dies that help us create something useful are particularly inspiring. It’s so delightful to witness your creative mind at play!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • CarolApril 10, 2019 - 8:51 pm

    Such wonderful gifts can be made with the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanApril 10, 2019 - 11:04 pm

    The bar for each month’s new die is so incredibly high but you have surpassed it with this fab notepad one! Gorgeous samples as well!!ReplyCancel

  • shartlApril 10, 2019 - 11:35 pm

    Wow, those little notepads are so adorable and I love how you used that die in so many ways. The crayon holder is something that would make the perfect little party favors for a kids birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie Gardner SelfApril 11, 2019 - 12:57 am

    These are great dies and will be exciting to use.ReplyCancel

  • Mindy DrummondApril 11, 2019 - 4:09 am

    I love all things vintage (my Grandmother taught me well lol) so I always get so excited about your new releases. This Adorned Notepad is genius, my mind is ticking right along with yours Becca, oh the possibilities!! What fun this is Hop is going to be….on to more inspiration :)
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)ReplyCancel

  • maeApril 11, 2019 - 8:28 am

    I love the new dies you never disappoint!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonApril 11, 2019 - 9:28 am

    Hi Becca, you have another winning collection on your hands. So far everything is just so beautiful. I love the treasures I have from my Grandma and this has inspired me to get some of those treasures out again. Thank you I look forward to seeing the rest of what I’m sure is a spectacular collection.ReplyCancel

  • EmApril 11, 2019 - 9:43 am

    This notepad with pencil holder would be so nice for making gifts. The crayon version is adorable also.ReplyCancel

  • […] a new collection – Vintage Treasures.  Don’t forget to zoom over to —->THIS<—– post to leave a comment for the chance to win a die.  The Creative Team and I […]ReplyCancel

  • Robi WaxApril 11, 2019 - 11:35 am

    I love these notebooks so much! I’m a sucker for tiny books, and these are so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"April 11, 2019 - 11:47 am

    You are such an inspiration. Goodness. It is so nice to see what can be done with your dies . You are so sweet to share with us all. I especially love your videos . I personally think you make the best instructional videos out there. Just saying…

    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserApril 11, 2019 - 12:06 pm

    Wow! How fantastic are these?! I can see so many ideas – my mind is buzzing!
    You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful dies and project ideas, Becca. Just wonderful!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyApril 11, 2019 - 1:01 pm

    Oh, these are so pretty Becca! Love the die set and the notepads you can create with the pieces… such a sweet and elegant look on the different pads. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 11, 2019 - 1:15 pm

    Dear Becca! You never cease to amaze me with what you come up with! I just love these little notebooks! I can’t wait to see what else is in this collection!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyApril 11, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    OMG, these notebooks are gorgeous! Love this idea and will put this on my wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonApril 11, 2019 - 2:45 pm

    omigosh, Becca! I absolutely love your notepad die! Your projects are super gorgeous! I can see me using this as a stickpin book or embellishment book! Love that your dies are always so versatile! I remember always admiring my grandmother’s jewelry and playing with them. Such wonderful memories! Your Vintage Treasures line really resembles that feeling. Thank you for sharing them with us and for inspiring us all! Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 11, 2019 - 2:52 pm

    Hi Becca, Amazing Grace is the correct name for your blog, your work is amazing and you are a very graceful lady. Thanks for all your inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 11, 2019 - 3:04 pm

    Such beautiful creations! Love the detail you put into your projects! Fabulous dies! Love the Adorned Notepad set of dies!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamApril 11, 2019 - 7:33 pm

    Oh my, Becca! Your capacity for creating beauty is endless. But my wallet isn’t HELPReplyCancel

  • Dora BrownApril 11, 2019 - 8:10 pm

    Love all you dies. Your creativity is amazing and encourages me to try new things.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 12, 2019 - 12:15 am

    A truly beautiful collection and each project created by your team is unique and beautiful! Never disappointed!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SApril 12, 2019 - 2:08 am

    Thanks for inventing such a clever die. I love it & the inspiration hop was marvellous.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SApril 12, 2019 - 2:09 am

    Thanks for inventing such a clever die Becca. I love it & the inspiration hop was marvellous.ReplyCancel

  • Sara BaileyApril 12, 2019 - 2:14 am

    Wow Becca how do you keep thinking of and producing such beautiful dies. So elegant and I love them. Sure a few (!!) will be added to my collection xxReplyCancel

  • Hettie HoganApril 12, 2019 - 2:19 am

    Wonderful dies to make such a cute gift. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • HussenaApril 12, 2019 - 3:23 am

    Oh my word! Your projects are so beautiful, Becca. I am head over heels in love with the first one..It’s very elegant and pretty. <3 And your idea about the crayon box is simply outstanding! I could have never thought of that myself. Thank you so much for sharing such amazing inspiration using this die set.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila BaconApril 12, 2019 - 6:43 am

    When I saw this post of your latest Adorn Notepad die set, I was elated as I’ve amassed quite a collection of post it note pads, so this die set will be perfect to create gifts for friends, classes, and crop door prizes. I love your dies and ideas. Thank you for this blog hop as I know I’ll be inspired and am appreciative of the opportunity to win the die set!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayApril 12, 2019 - 9:06 am

    LOVE this note pad gift collection! These would be a great addition to our Women’s Ministry Convention door prizes! I LOVE making lists and jotting down notes. You are right, this would be ideal in the car, too! On the fridge, by the computer, in the prayer room, so many places to use these. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • sharon schnabelApril 12, 2019 - 1:10 pm

    Another great die, with wonderful inspiration for its’ use. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerApril 12, 2019 - 6:51 pm

    I love this new release! Such clever ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Judy HayesApril 14, 2019 - 9:25 pm

    Such a neat die set, Becca! I adore how you made that crayon holder! You never cease to amaze me with your ingenious designs!ReplyCancel

  • Dana MApril 15, 2019 - 12:24 am

    Oh what an amazingly creative die with so many possibilities! Stunning projects and I absolutely LOVE the crayon holder, so clever.ReplyCancel

  • CathyW.April 15, 2019 - 3:52 am

    So cute. Just the right size to fit into a purse or backpack. It would make a great personalized gift for the holidays.ReplyCancel

  • RobiWApril 15, 2019 - 10:24 am

    I’m crazy about these little notebooks!ReplyCancel

  • Julie LavaletteApril 19, 2019 - 5:02 pm

    Wow Becca, loving your new notebook die, it’s so super cute and great for a gift to a friend or loved one.ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847
How can it possibly be the beginning of April?!?  Well it is!!  I’m giddy about the feelings of spring, they are a blessing, a breeze of hope and a healer to my soul.  I’m tickled to jump in on a beautiful morning to share my new Die of the Month – it’s called Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set.  It’s an interactive card with an elegant twist.  The thing that I love most about this die set is that even if you are not into interactive, with all the other sweet and cozy little pieces you can make a regular card.

This month you’ll see that I did a card that super feminine, one that is super elegant, and one that could be given to any one – guy, girl or youth.  Die of the Month is an opportunity for me to create a multi-purpose die that will create many items and works well with that you have in your stash.  I also love the program because it can be budgeted for every month or for the months you like to participate – you sweet readers asked for that.  Yes, I still have new collections coming, but the Die of the Month is sold for less than collection dies of a smaller size.  For new subscribers, if you are not familiar with the Die of the Month here’s a post that will give you all the details  ——> HERE

Inspiration for this Month’s Die

This month’s die has 20 pieces including a swivel mechanism, four words, four flowers, an adorable scalloped panel, and some more elegant touches.  I normally make 5 x 7 cards but this set is sized to accommodate the A2 folks!!  It will make an A2 card and can be sized up to make 5 x 7 as you will see in my samples.  My goal was to create a set that would make a lovely pop up card that could be downplayed to make a normal card as well.  This one is a no brainer – for the basic swivel card, there is no measuring, just cut and glue.  I will say the card looks lovely when you add matted panels on the inside and out and that’s what I’ve done with my samples.   Wanna see how it is made?

Assembling the Elegant Swivel and Sashay Card

Elegant Swivel and Sashay Samples

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847
This card is all girl.  Lace, powdery vellum papers, vintage pink and gold – my favorite kind of card.  I have a friend who has asked me for this one.  She says that it speaks to the woman in her and that all of the elements are dreamy and cozy.  Personally, I love it when I can put feeling into a card and I hope this one makes you smile.  Card size is 4-1/4″ Wide x 5-1/2″ Tall

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847

And the inside :-)  I created the little starburst edging just to add a little bit of flair.

 

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847
The belly band lifts off this one to reveal a surprise!!  The sentiment is on the inside but could just as easily go where the belly band could hide it.  I wanted this card to be just like opening up a present :-)  Card size is 4-1/4″ Wide x 5-1/2″ Tall

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847
And then there is the inside :-)

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847

 

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847
To me, for this card, the sentiment says it all!!  This will eventually go out to a friend that has helped me so much in the last month.  To her I just can’t say thank you enough – that’s why it’s stamped four times, lol!!  This card uses the interactive element but turned sideways for a landscape card.  Card size is 4-3/4″ Wide x 6″ Tall.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34847

And here is the inside.  I love the real estate that is available for sentiments in this format of card.  But, truth be known, all the delicate little parts an pieces here work spectacularly with everything in your stash for everyday cards.

That’s my share for you with the April 2019 Die of the Month – thank you for letting me walk though my though process and what I wanted to create!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of the Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set.

If you are already a member or have purchased any of the Die of the Month Dies, I hope you’ll leave a review of the die on the Club Page —-> HERE.  Your constructive thoughts help others know if they want to give the die a try.  Likewise, if you aren’t sure – be sure to go read the reviews – they will help you know if this one is for you.

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Stamps:  Spellbinders StP-005 Clear Stamps 
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth,  Die Cuts with a View, Bazzill, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace April 2019 Die of the Month.post-header-bottom

So last month I asked you to leave a comment telling me how many years you’ve been cardmaking.  I was blown away!!  I have a friend that says people last an average of 6 years with a hobby before moving on and I told her that I begged to differ :-)  I’ve been making cards since the mid 1990’s and I see I’m in very good company here because many of you have been at it for that long as well.  I say it’s a way of life.  If you have it in your heart to create with your hands I find that it’s something that you do in all corners of your life.  In fact, I’ve been making with my hands since childhood.  One of my favorite hobbies is sewing and I’ve spent my whole likfe doing it – sometimes with little things, sometimes with big.  How about you – what other hobby has been a cornerstone of your life?

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  • ANN ROBBINSApril 1, 2019 - 12:33 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Love and look forward to the new Monthly die. Know I will not be disappointed. I was kinda shocked to see the pop up card you did for this blog. I have not had a chance to watch the video so am anxious to see how you did yours!
    Happy spring to you and glad to hear you have some help in your “real” life. If I lived closer, I’d help as well!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

    • ANN ROBBINSApril 1, 2019 - 12:44 pm

      I like your mechanism for the pop up better than what I have (after watching the video).
      Hugs again.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 1, 2019 - 12:52 pm

    OH BECCA! You have hit the right note with this die this month! I’ve been wanting an Interactive Die JUST LIKE THIS for SO LONG! I’ve put off getting it… LOL AND NOW, YOU have brought it to me! I LOVE that this is also good for A2 Size cards—they mail easier, & that is mostly how I send my cards to recipients! LOVE the intricate pieces you’ve put in this too! LOVE! LOVE, your samples! Can’t wait to see what your design team does with this too!

    Yes, I have been creating since I was a kid too. I like to sew– some large, some small, like you. In whatever I make, I like mostly to make things for my home & for others. AND I like to knit, embroider, sketch & paint too. Card Making is the favorite of it all right now. Each summer my knitting needles call, but this year, I plan to do more painting & sketching. AND getting back to the basics! ;)Of course, I will continue to make cards throughout the summer as always with a daughter away at Grad School! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopApril 1, 2019 - 1:04 pm

    Beautiful Card and I love the POPUP ! Reminded me I have die somewhere….BUT WHERE…THANK YOU BECCA FOR ALL YOU DESIGN ! I love your designs !ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordApril 1, 2019 - 1:12 pm

    Oh Becca,
    The Die collection for April is absolutely my all time favorite, Today! I cannot wait to purchase and use. Bless you for always showing us the beauty from your heart and then the way to make ours happy. Everyone I have ever sent a “Becca” card to has said they will keeo them forever. Your legacy will live forever. God bless. SaraReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 1, 2019 - 1:21 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca. I never thought I could make something as fancy as a pop up card, but your design and video make it look easy! I am thrilled with this new set!! Thank you! My grandmother started me at an early age with embroidery and I have done cross stitch in the past. I also learned basic tatting, but haven’t had time for a few years. My current hobbies are training and competing in a dog sport called agility. I have been taking classes for 12 years now and have retired 3 of my dogs. Now Walter has just started his agility career! I discovered paper crafting a few years ago and that quickly became my crafting passion!! I am praying that you will be able to return home soon. I live in Oregon, but wished I could be closer to help. Spring does bring such a wonderful message of hope and renewal! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi MillerApril 1, 2019 - 1:36 pm

    I love this months dies!! I always enjoy your monthly dies but this set really hit my spot. I think it is my favorite since the November set last year, not that all of your dies aren’t wonderful. You really have been blessed with Amazing Grace in your designing ability.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie CooleyApril 1, 2019 - 2:06 pm

    Your card is beautiful as always. Can you let me know what the number or name of the die that makes the inside pop out into the 4 panels? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 1, 2019 - 6:35 pm

      Hi Jackie, that isn’t a separate die, the mechanism is part of the Die of the Month Set. I have a link in my post and if you pop over to the link you will see each die that is part of the set.ReplyCancel

      • JackieApril 2, 2019 - 12:32 pm

        Thanks!

  • Christine SpringmanApril 1, 2019 - 2:30 pm

    Another beautiful die set and the cards are amazing. You continue to make the most beautiful dies and cards never disappointed.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 1, 2019 - 2:36 pm

    Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! I love, love, love this month’s collection of dies. Interactive cards are one of my current obsessions and I’ve made twist mechanisms that are far more labor intensive – these dies simplify the process a bunch. I think cards like this truly make the card a gift – you open it up and “SURPRISE!”, such a delight. No doubt about it, this collection will be a staple in my toolbox. Can’t wait!
    I think you are so right. Many hobbies of our youth become lifelong passions. One thing I love about card making is that I’ve incorporated other hobbies into it: calligraphy, origami, rubber stamping, mizuhiki cord knotting, Pergamano (dry vellum embossing), etc). My other hobby is music and it’s taken different expressions through the years: violinist, guitarist, choral singer, singer/songwriter and song leader. Singing is so important that it just doesn’t feel like I’m breathing fully unless I’m singing. In the same way, I feel a kind of distress if I’m not taking time to make cards plus they hold a central place in the communities I’m a part of.
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • KmeyerApril 1, 2019 - 3:45 pm

    Fabulously creative!!! All the examples are so intriguing! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 1, 2019 - 4:04 pm

    Another winner, Becca. This is a wonderful set! Thank you for the inspiration – and for continuing to create designs that we love to use ourselves. You are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy RApril 1, 2019 - 4:36 pm

    Love, love, love this month’s die. I really like interactive cards so this is right up my alley. I also love your intricate style, so this will get used often. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Symonds, South AustraliaApril 1, 2019 - 5:17 pm

    Good morning Becca, your die of the month is stunning, as are the cards you have made with them.
    Haven’t viewed your video yet but must as I can’t work out in my mind the folding mechanism inside. I must have missed reading your blog last time, so didn’t see you ask your friends how long have they been making cards. I’m up to about 18years now not including all the cross stitch cards that I used to make before that. Other crafts have been cross stitch, candlewicking, silk ribbon, knitting photography, are the main ones but am totally hooked on cards these days. Bless you Becca and hope the warmth of spring blossom for you. We are about to go into winter which is a great time to stay inside and create. With love, JanReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 1, 2019 - 5:34 pm

    My gosh these are just lovely. The cards are grand and who wouldn’t love to get one of these?ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanApril 1, 2019 - 8:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are stunning! Just when I thought I’d seen all of your beautiful work your now show us to bring it to the inside of our cards!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippApril 1, 2019 - 9:10 pm

    I’m so excited to get mine in the mail!!! The best thing I ever did was join your die of the month club I can not wait. I have made this card before but it take so much time this will help me to crest many more thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 2, 2019 - 3:26 am

    Good morning Becca, just fabulousxxx!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"April 2, 2019 - 6:52 am

    Becca, You have the most elegant cards I have ever seen. Just lovely. Your videos are the best out there. Just straight forward with what information you need . Just love them. I had asked a while back but was wondering if you will be getting to making a video on how to use the Wedding Collection die you have called Bow Helpers and Closures. I have looked and looked for a video to help me understand how to use them but haven’t been able to find one. Thank you so much for all you do to inspire and teach. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TwonApril 2, 2019 - 9:06 am

    Oh la la, these projects are absolutely stunning! Becca you are truly an inspiration, I thoroughly am inspired when I see and read your posts, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.April 2, 2019 - 1:49 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE the beauty and cleaverness of this die set. You are one amazingly talented lady!!!! And there are is more to come this month with another set of dies to come. Goody this is like Christmas – Thanks Becca?ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryApril 2, 2019 - 5:34 pm

    OMG is all that i have to sayReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 3, 2019 - 2:34 pm

    Another amazing die set and beautiful cards! I also sew and cross stitchReplyCancel

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