Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552
Christmas is on the horizon and of course, as makers, made Christmas Cards are our hallmark during the holidays.  This month’s APG Die of the Month is Winters Solstice Snowflake.  It is a delicate doily looking snowflake done in a regal way to usher in the Holiday Season.

You know that I’m a budget crafter so I deliberately made this die so that it could be used all year around.  It can be dressed up for Holidays and dressed down for any other occasion and the same is true with Winters Solstice Snowflake.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552

My Project Today:

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552
For my card, I thought I would cut the motif in half and center it on the card for a different look.  This technique gave me a great way to draw the eye into the frame!  I had a lovely Christmas sentiment by Quietfire Design called May Peace Be Your Gift that I wanted to highlight.  I used the center hexagon to build a longer panel by flanking the top and bottom with a silver hexagon and another solid.  This is really easy and this simpler type of card is often the foundation for a some of my handmade cards that I send during the holidays.

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552

Here’s another take on the card!

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552
Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552

Amazing Paper Grace November 2019 Die of the Month - Winters Solstice Snowflake - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35552

Supply List:

StampsQuietfire Design called May Peace Be Your Gift
Paper: Bazzill Paper – Dotted Swiss, Neenah Classic Crest, Smooth, 80lb – Natural White
Ink:  Versamark Onyx Black
Accessories: Pearls, Gold Leaves, Winters Solstice Snowflake – Die of the Month with Spellbinders

If 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 Kate        – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.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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  • Teresa M HornerNovember 5, 2019 - 9:57 am

    Gorgeous and amazing ideas as always! You create the most amazing dies for us to use… thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 5, 2019 - 10:02 am

    You beautiful brain, Becca – so inspiring! You always think of new ways to create beautiful projects. Thank you!
    Your team members have inspired as well and each one has something beautiful to share today. Thank you to all of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 5, 2019 - 10:39 am

    Good morning Becca, just perused all the blogs…
    Wowza what a beautiful set of dies to use for every occasion… such a clever design as always!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwNovember 5, 2019 - 1:32 pm

    I really LOVE this die set! I haven’t invested in any hexagon dies yet, but this is a really gorgeous one.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"November 5, 2019 - 2:31 pm

    It is just amazing how you can take something that is very simplistic and turn it into a piece of art. Just stunning.
    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 5, 2019 - 4:13 pm

    Becca, you PROBABLY get tired of me saying this word BUUUT, Your work is GORGEOUS!!! CAN’T WAIT to play with my die when it comes! Would you believe, I am STILL trying to figure out WHAT to do for Christmas Cards… YOU MAY HAVE saved me with this die! LOL STUNNING WORK!!!!!!!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 5, 2019 - 6:18 pm

    Another beautiful die the cards are stunning.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingNovember 5, 2019 - 11:38 pm

    Fantastic holiday cards! All of them! Love this new die. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASNovember 6, 2019 - 3:57 am

    Hi Becca you have all been very busy beautiful cards
    from your new die !
    Love the way you have trimmed yours and made it look
    so different keep up the good work Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyNovember 6, 2019 - 8:29 am

    I, like you, am a budget crafter, Becca. The versatility of this die is superb. You’ve done it again. Love your exquisite cards!ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonNovember 6, 2019 - 2:51 pm

    Another beautiful die design, Becca! Your cards are just gorgeous as always! Love them! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 7, 2019 - 12:16 am

    I love the hexagon shape with all the pretty details!! Such beautiful cards with this newest die and others!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila BaconNovember 7, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    Viewing your creations is like opening presents for a birthday or Christmas. What great ideas and such a range of designs. You’re fantastic at showing examples of what you can make and get the most out of the die. The hexagon die will be a super addition to anyone’s die inventory!ReplyCancel

  • SHartlNovember 12, 2019 - 2:32 am

    Wow, I can’t believe how different this beautiful die set looks just by changing the background colors.ReplyCancel

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

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

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

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

Winters Solstice Snowflake Samples

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

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

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

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  • Christine SpringmanNovember 1, 2019 - 2:48 pm

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

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

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

  • Rai GuidoneNovember 1, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    SO pretty — as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 1, 2019 - 3:12 pm

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

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

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

  • Becky GreenNovember 1, 2019 - 5:20 pm

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

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

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

  • Carolyn RaylNovember 1, 2019 - 6:41 pm

    Love the dies! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2019 - 7:51 pm

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

  • Theresa BushNovember 1, 2019 - 8:44 pm

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

  • MaryH.November 1, 2019 - 9:17 pm

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

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

  • Lisa AthaNovember 2, 2019 - 1:29 am

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

    God Bless,

    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 2, 2019 - 7:35 am

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

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

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

  • Pam TASNovember 3, 2019 - 3:35 am

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

  • Beverly JordanNovember 3, 2019 - 10:10 am

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

  • Carol RossouwNovember 5, 2019 - 1:30 pm

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

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852  Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35525
Every month we welcome a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  It’s an excellent opportunity to add a spin on style to what you see here day to day.  Today, I’m thrilled to be introducing Henriette van Mierlo to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.   Henriette will be sharing designs during November 2019 and I know you’ll just find that her style is calm, cozy and sweetly embellished.

The first die she is highlighting is Layered Bundle of Joy and her parade of pastels is perfect for this series of baby cards.  Be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of October for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  Let’s meet Henriëtte!!

Henriette van Mierlo Headshot

Hi, all! My name is Henriëtte van Mierlo.

I was very flattered to be invited as a guest designer for Amazing Paper Grace.

Here’s a bit about me;

I live in The Netherlands with Robert and I have an 18-year-old daughter. I work parttime in financial administration and in my spare time my biggest passion is crafting.

I started years ago with stamping and making cards and through the years I also created foamiran flowers, mixed media projects, albums, boxes, and junk journals.  Yes, I’m addicted to paper.  I also love reading, traveling and I go to the gym 2/3 times a week. In short, I’m never bored.

I’m excited to share my creations with you this month.

Thanks Becca, for this amazing opportunity and the beautiful dies!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Here are her social media links:

Elegant Inspiration by Henriëtte van Mierlo

Henriëtte designs with so many colors and textures.  Take a walk through her pastels and the sweet depth of colors and patterns and layers to introduce a new little one!
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852  Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35525
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852  Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35525
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852  Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35525
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Henriette van Mierlo shares a beautiful card using S4-852  Layered Bundle of Joy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35525
I just love the layers of design paper and how well they mesh together.  Her use of batting as a layer is genius and again adds a layer.  Please follow Henriëtte through the month as she spins some amazing designs with APG dies.

I hope to see you tomorrow for the new die of the month!

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  • Jan Symonds AustraliaNovember 1, 2019 - 3:08 am

    Welcome Henrietta, just looking at your example cards I am really looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations during November. Becca, it is so lovely to be introduced to so many talented Artists that we would otherwise never know about, thank you. Love JanReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaNovember 1, 2019 - 5:29 am

    Good morning Becca, it’s lovely to see someone else’s take on your dies… Looking forward to seeing what’s to come… Happy days…
    Have a good one!!!
    LoopyLyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASNovember 1, 2019 - 6:04 am

    Hi Becca great to see so many different people creating
    with your dies everyone has a different style !
    Welcome Henriette looking forward to seeing your work
    for some more inspiration hopefully some for Christmas also.
    Hope you are well Becca often think of you Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 1, 2019 - 6:06 am

    WELCOME, Henriette! I scrolled through your blog & I think we’re in for some BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!! I LOVE the papers you use! AND I LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!! The baby cards above are BEAUTIFUL!!!! That is one area I ADORE to craft in! CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us this month!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 1, 2019 - 6:35 am

    Welcome Henriette! Becca’s dies make it so easy to create so many lovely cards. Love your choice of paper for the ones you featured here. I love to do baby cards! But at my age not too many friends having babies, next generation!! Look forward to what you have to show us this month. Welcome again and love to Becca!!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • EarlineNovember 1, 2019 - 7:01 am

    Gorgeous card love itReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 1, 2019 - 7:16 am

    Looking forward to seeing more of the wonderful work this month using your amazing dies.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 1, 2019 - 7:21 am

    Two very awesome cards.You are very talented.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 1, 2019 - 10:01 am

    How nice to meet you, Henriette! Your cards are charming. I can see why Becca wanted us to get to know you! Thanks, Becca for another inspirational avenue. You definitely have an eye for talent!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Bass, CaliforniaNovember 1, 2019 - 10:19 am

    Thank you Becca for your sharing your inspiration with us and for introducing us to other designers to get their ideas in using your dies. We are rich in inspiration from your site!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 1, 2019 - 11:33 am

    Hi, Becca,
    I think Henriette must be a bundle of joy! These cards are so beautiful and the use of batting as a layer is a stroke of genius – doesn’t it give one the feel of a baby blanket? I checked out her blog and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this month.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Rai GuidoneNovember 1, 2019 - 3:18 pm

    How pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanNovember 3, 2019 - 10:12 am

    Love your gorgeous work Henriette! Welcome!!ReplyCancel

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