Good morning sweet friends.  Today I’m revealing a new Die of the Month!  The word that comes to mind is romantic.  It is sweetly elegant and is classically Amazing Paper Grace.  Today, welcome the  Amazing Paper Grace February 2021 Die of the Month – Bella Diamante.  As always, this A7 sized medley of dies is full of rims and smaller A2 sized pieces so that you have the best of both worlds.

For my first sample, I wanted a sweet pink composition.  It’s so classic and lends itself to any sentiment you choose to put inside.  This one is for a little young lady in my life, so I adorned with the whimsical flower in the set.  I simply wet the flower and burnished the petals to give them dimension.

Inspiration for Bella Diamante

Believe it or not, the inspiration for this die was a book cover pressed in gold.  It had four decorative corners and I loved how it implied a diamond in the center.  The symmetry on this die will make it useful for flaps, boxes, and other inspiration you’ll see throughout the month.  Since I don’t have any diamonds in my stash – I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to add one.  I love the room it gives for a sentiment.

 

Today on the inspiration video, I’ll show you how to make a card using Bella Diamante:

Many have asked about the adhesive used in the video.  It’s one of my favorite new products by 3L and it makes my life easy because the thin cut strips fit into the tiniest areas ever.  I’m providing a  link because so many have asked:  https://amzn.to/3oWNIrO

Bella Diamante Samples


I love a landscape-oriented card and Bella Diamante effortlessly turns onto its side for a lovely card.

As always, I try to design so that the elements can be used for a box.  After all, we are gift-givers and most of the time the card comes with a token.  I love having that token appear in a matching box.  The lid here is made with the “shadow” piece and you can easily see how all of the different rims are used for embellishment.

 

Coming Up

Do you love making boxes, paper flowers or using your dies in unexpected ways?  Then you need to stop by and visit us at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group   Me and the Creative Team post over 10 new tutorials each month showing you creative new ways to use the dies as well as tutorials on flower making.

The Creative Team always loves to show you their take on the new Die of the Month.  We’ll be back on February 4, 2021 for more inspiration with Bella Diamante

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It has been a busy month for me and I hope to share some good news soon!!  I hope you are all well and safe!

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  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 1, 2021 - 8:19 am

    Once again you´ve made such a wonderful peoject here Becca. With this new die, you made yet another set of cards and boxes to die for, and all is so gorgeous as usual and would be such a pleasure for anyone to recieve as a gift. And you also know, how to create stunning projects with it to share with us here too. Stunning work, just fabulous and so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaFebruary 1, 2021 - 9:35 am

    Good morning Becca, exquisite as always… you beautiful girl… you inspire me…
    Have a good one…
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • RaquelFebruary 1, 2021 - 10:44 am

    Good day Becca. Beautiful and so elegant. You are truly a wonderful artist. Sending you blessings for good health. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 1, 2021 - 11:07 am

    Hi Becca another beautiful die set. The cards and boxes are gorgeous, you never disappoint with you dies.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanFebruary 1, 2021 - 11:17 am

    Good morning, Beca! Elegant and beautiful!! Love the extra flourishes of the image!! Gorgeous samples too!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie WoodworthFebruary 1, 2021 - 11:55 am

    Hello –

    My question is: How does one mail a card with beautiful bows and 3D effects?

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MaryHFebruary 1, 2021 - 7:13 pm

    This die continues your elegant sophisticated style I love and I adore the unexpected from you too – typewriter is a fav! I also appreciate your keeping this site available and wish the tutorials you mention that are on Facebook would be available via YouTube too. (One can wish; hate missing this information.) I stumbled on your site; fell in love; and have been a member of the DOMAPG since its inception. Hope you are having fun; stay safe.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 7, 2021 - 9:57 pm

      Hi Mary, I thank you for your kind words every month. I offer something different on each social media area to thank the users that live there. I’m not a huge fan of Facebook, but my users group is a haven that I sincerely love. It is a place of encouragement and kindness. Even if you don’t like FB I hope you’ll consider just visiting the group. There are 12 or 13 of us and not everyone who does the tutorials has youTube. Lots of great tutorials are there. We do most of our Die of the Month tutorials on our blogs.

      Mary, you are one of our favs – thanks so much for your neverending kindness!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda WalkerFebruary 2, 2021 - 4:10 pm

    Hi. The Amazing Paper Grace dies are beautiful but we can’t purchase them in New Zealand. Just wondering if you could advise me on how to order them.

    Thanks

    GlendaReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenFebruary 7, 2021 - 9:58 pm

      Hi Glenda,

      There is a new retailer in New Zealand! I don’t know her name but if message Spellbinders, they will point you in the right direction.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireFebruary 2, 2021 - 8:09 pm

    This set is just wonderful and I love your samples. Just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • SupriyaFebruary 2, 2021 - 11:23 pm

    Hey Team,
    Your inspirations are just amazing and just encourage us to push our boundaries and give in your best!!
    Thanks for sharing the beautiful creations and tutorials through social media platforms!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 3, 2021 - 2:50 am

    Hi, Becca,
    All these projects are absolutely gorgeous! In your video you cut a really narrow foam tape from a sheet (1/16”?). Where can we get it? I made quite a few sleighs at Christmas and that would have been really handy. Can’t wait to see all the inspiration in store for us from your design team!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenFebruary 7, 2021 - 10:02 pm

    Sandy, thank you for asking. This product is one of my all time favorites products. I’ve dreamed of these strips for a long time!
    They are quite thin and fit in the tiniest of areas. You can get them here: https://amzn.to/3oWNIrOReplyCancel

  • Deborah HarveyFebruary 11, 2021 - 4:39 pm

    I can not wait to receive this die. I will make all sorts of cards with this one. I just signed up for the group on facebook. I want to see what else can be done. I have been following you for years and just love how you inspire crafters. I thank God for the Gift he has given you. Isn’t He just “Amazing”ReplyCancel

  • Heidi SagelFebruary 12, 2021 - 11:31 am

    Cute little favorsReplyCancel

  • NancyFebruary 12, 2021 - 2:56 pm

    The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month
    Beautiful creations. I love the colors that you have chosen for these perfect cards and boxes. So feminine and graceful. Love, Love, Love it!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine
I keep saying, remember the days in grade school when you dreamed of all the little envelopes you would collect in your pouch from Valentine’s Day?  Well, we gotcha covered! Today we are sharing inspiration for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for January 2021, the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox.  How about some additional inspiration that can be made with the same die set and used all throughout the year!

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine
I love dies that have more than one use and I sure have plans for this one.  Today I created a romantic, tall box that will be perfect to house a gift that’s going out.  All that’s left is to create the matching card and I have a stunning presentation :-)

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

The detachable flap included in the set feels to me like the powerhouse element.  It’s decorative and has a shadow and I’m already planning more things to make!

There are 17 dies included in the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

 

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

 

My Project Today using Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

I took the decorated mailbox flap and cut it four times and adhered it to the outside of the box.

Designer Tip:  The mailbox flap has a perforation.  Let there be an inch hangover and simply tuck that fold in over the top of your box for a finished presentation.

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

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Stamps:    None
Paper:  Bazzill Butttermint, Bazzill Pale Rose
Ink: None
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox

 

For more Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox Inspiration

Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas with Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox, the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month!

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Visit Becca Feeken at Amazing Paper Grace

The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during January 2021. Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox at the special kit club price, along with other membership perks.

How will you use the Mini 3D Vignette Valentines Mailbox die? Share with me in a comment!

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  • Chelsea JohnsonJanuary 4, 2021 - 10:01 am

    That is absolutely gorgeous, Becca. Your creativity is astounding and never disappoints. God bless you in the New Year, and thank you for continuing to provide us with inspiration and beauty though your art.ReplyCancel

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  • Patricia ManhireJanuary 4, 2021 - 12:39 pm

    This is such a beautiful box! I love how you have used the decorative die to decorate the box and I love the pink and cream combination!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJanuary 4, 2021 - 2:32 pm

    Oh my GOSH Becca! This is absolut gorgeous as usual. Sooo sweet and adorable and just perfect for all those asmall gifts, we give all the time. And like always your pastelk colors makes it even sweeter and more adorable. I absolutely LOVE this,ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 4, 2021 - 8:06 pm

    You are so creative! I love that you create a box from a flat die and it’s lovely!

    Sandra Smith
    Queen CreekReplyCancel

  • MaryHJanuary 4, 2021 - 9:42 pm

    I loved all the teams makes and I fell in love with Kathy Clement’s shaker card! I hope you do a cabinet style for an anniversary and St. Patrick’s day. I have all the cabinet dies and love using them. Well I have to say your work is inspiring and between You, Paul and Yana I need an intervention from glimmering…hope that evoked a chuckle and you are shaking your head knowingly. This months DOMs are very clever and coordinate so well. Made my heart sing and cannot wait to get the sets in the mail!

    You have made 2021 off to a much better start than 2020!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJanuary 17, 2021 - 2:59 pm

    Am loving seeing all the wonderful projects using the Mailbox!! Show how versatile as well as fun ways to use it!! Love the idea of a gift box!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine
It’s finally here – 2021!!  I have it on good authority that 2021 is destined to be so much better than 2020.  One of the things I look forward to when coming into a new year is the coming of spring and all of the spring holidays.  I only thought it fitting to start out the year with a new die of the pointed squarely at Valentine’s Day.  Whether you have a new passion in your life or simply want to tell someone you are thinking about them the Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month – 3D Mini Vignette Valentine’s Mailbox is bound to bring a smile of delight to a daughter, a son, a friend, a teacher or a sweetheart.  For you A2 Card fans, guess what, this one is A2 sized!

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

As with other 3D Vignettes, the Valentine’s Mailbox collapses flat for an envelope.  I think it’s an intriguing reveal.  I love buying vellum envelopes so that folks get a romantic glimpse of what they are getting ready to open.

Inspiration for 3D Mini Vignette Valentine’s Mailbox

As a kid, I absolutely loved Valentine’s Day.  There was just something about counting up all the little envelopes.  It wasn’t a competition to get the most, but the fact that everyone swapped them and you walked home with a handful of little envelopes mush have shown a measure of sweet kindness.  It was that “thing” about all the little envelopes that inspired me to create a mailbox full of them.  My favorite part is that the front of the mailbox hinges opens to reveal either a sentiment or the picture of a loved one.

 

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine


It’s a quick and easy assembly for the Mini 3D Vignette Valentine’s Mailbox and in the video, I show you how:

3D Mini Vignette Valentine’s Mailbox Samples

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine

I’m so tickled that this die set also functions just like a 3D Vignette, except for this one is a “mini”.  You simply cut the aperture and fill it with whatever you like.  For my sample above I decided that instead of having the hearts and envelopes extending outside of the card, I wanted them contained down inside of the card.  It makes a sweet little diorama that folds flat for mailing.

Amazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette ValentineAmazing Paper Grace January 2021 Die of the Month - Mini 3D Vignette Valentine
Because of the “mini” size, it fits onto an A2 Card and inside of an A2 envelope.  I thought it would be great to make a shaped mini note card.  It’s a lovely size for a notecard and is a breath of fresh air for me after becoming so accustomed to large cards.

I hope you like it!  I honestly found joy in playing around with this month’s die and it was a real joy to design. Plus I can’t wait to use it after Valentine’s Day since the base is a 3D Vignette.

are sharing lots of tutorials in a place that we can chat and answer questions –

Coming Up

Do you love making boxes, paper flowers or using your dies in unexpected ways?  Then you need to stop by and visit us at the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Facebook Group   Me and the Creative Team post over 10 new tutorials each month showing you creative new ways to use the dies as well as tutorials on flower making.

The Creative Team always loves to show you their take on the new Die of the Month.  We’ll be back on January 4, 2021 for more inspiration with 3D Mini Vignette Valentines Mailbox!

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Happy New Year sweet friends!  I hope that 2021 brings you safety, happiness and love!

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  • DianaDJanuary 1, 2021 - 11:47 am

    Another homerun! I totally LOVE this design. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us. Happy 2021. I pray it’s a healthy and happy one for you. Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Jan MyersJanuary 1, 2021 - 11:53 am

    Thank you for the tutorial. Looking forward to receiving this set.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJanuary 1, 2021 - 12:02 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous love it . A lot of thought goes into your designs. The projects are beautiful. Wishing you all the best this year keep safe.ReplyCancel

  • Irene BazellJanuary 1, 2021 - 12:37 pm

    How, where, do I buy this? ThxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJanuary 1, 2021 - 12:41 pm

    Good morning Becca, just beautiful…
    All the Best for 2021…
    Have a good onexxx
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJanuary 1, 2021 - 1:37 pm

    Just beautiful! I love all of the samples!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne ColemanJanuary 1, 2021 - 5:41 pm

    This is stunning! I can’t wait to get it!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippJanuary 1, 2021 - 6:25 pm

    Oh my goodness!!!
    I remember taking a survey last year were you ask whether we liked elegant cards or whether we liked vignettes and cards that move my choice was just elegant cards thank God you did not listen to me I absolutely love this mailbox and the telephone and the sleigh and everything in between you are truly amazing and God has truly blessed you and I am so thankful that I am a member of your club now I just need to wait for mine to come in the mail!!!ReplyCancel

  • RosalieJanuary 1, 2021 - 11:52 pm

    Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJanuary 2, 2021 - 1:23 am

    Oh my GOSH Becca! This is soooo gorgeous and sweet, that I´m once again blown away with what you can get out of a small dieset and I really wish, I had your head to outthink all these great ideas always. You are such a talented girl.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Casal BowlesJanuary 2, 2021 - 2:41 am

    Congratulation Becca,ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJanuary 2, 2021 - 6:40 am

    Another fabulous creation! Becca, I wish you, your family and all your followers a Happy, Healthy and safer New Year.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Jan MJanuary 24, 2021 - 1:03 pm

    Thank you for the video and accompanying ideas. I received my dies in the mail this week, and just had to make it. I think I will keep it for myself!
    Your sets are so detailed, I appreciate the overlay advising what I need to cut out. Thank you for taking the time so I am more successful in my efforts.ReplyCancel

  • Arlene HoltFebruary 1, 2021 - 8:50 am

    Just discovered this type of card making. I feel overwhelmed trying to figure out the best, basic supplies with which to start. I’m newly retired, and I’m in love with Christmas.ReplyCancel

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