Good morning friends.  I’m popping in today with a week of inspiration from the Creative Team using both the  Venise Lace  and Vintage Elegance Collections.  I’m always surprised at the techniques that go into cards and this week first up is Kristi Shurr – she used some surprising materials for an authentic look and vintage feel.

Kristi Schurr created  a lovely vintage card that you would have to look at twice when pulling it out of a legacy box.  She is using Spellbinders  S5-310 Isabella Frame and Spellbinders S4-791 Isadora Trinkets  and they are cut from muslin fabric.  Yes, really!  I’m also quite taken by the picture – what an awesome way to create threads to the past. Pop over to her blog and she’ll explain how simple it was.

Melissa Bove created a stunning card full of rustic goodness using Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label and Spellbinders S5-311 Emmeline Treillage.  The layerings are so delicate and full of texture and then of course the flowers are a sweet balance!

Joanna Krogulec is sharing two beautiful creations made with Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set in two color ways.  Her flowers are made using the original Spellbinders S6-050 Cinch and Go Flowers.  Two simple dies and a card you can use over and over by simply switching out sentiments and switching out colors.  This is one made to show off a special piece of background paper and I love how Joanna pulled a color out of the background to punctuate with flowers.  Her blog post links to how to make these flowers, but she is also sharing another set of flowers to make – below…


Joanna also pulled together these lovely flowers using Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers and shared it on Instagram.  I thought the slide show was lovely!

Teresa Horner always has a serene layering of dies and this one is no exception.  She used Spellbinders S4-732 Curled Grace Oval and Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Die and Stamp Set to bring this mirrored graduation card to life.  I just love how she threaded ribbon through the ends of the die to balance it all out.


Thanks for joining us for another recap day – I love it when the Creative Team shares!

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • MarilynMae ThurberJune 27, 2017 - 11:10 am

    Oh my what beautiful creativity. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 27, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Becca, such beautiful projects made by your team using your lovely dies. I am “wowed” each week when they make something more spectacular than the past week!
    This week Joanna’s flowers made my heart sing. They are stunning! So life-like due to all the texture. Love your new team approach. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • AletJune 27, 2017 - 12:16 pm

    Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 27, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    What fabulous creations the creative team have come up with. Every single one is gorgeou So!ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsJune 27, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    I really love ?? Joanna’s flowers ? Becca. This a whole different perspective to your keys because all of their styles are totally different from yours dear lady. Miss seeing your georgous creations too
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 27, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    Beautifil work girls. xxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJune 27, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    These are all really lovely!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 27, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    My appreciation to the inspiration team for sharing their talents and abilities. Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 27, 2017 - 6:38 pm

    Good morning Becca, beautiful examples of cards today by the ladies!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 27, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    Stunning card designs with Amazing Paper Grace dies. I’m liking this!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 28, 2017 - 1:11 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, these girls has really done an aaaaawesome job here this week. All the cards are soo beautiful and well made with loads of great details and filled with amazing inspiration all over it.
    Have a wonderful week ahead here ladies, and lots of great fun too.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 28, 2017 - 1:34 am

    The creativity of this Design Team is so inspiring. Creating flowers, texture and even using fabric are all techniques I appreciate! Thank you all for giving us so much!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 28, 2017 - 2:39 am

    Hi Becca, A lovely array of fabulous projects, well done to your artistic Design Team.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 28, 2017 - 4:41 am

    Hello Becca,
    These are all showing different styles and give such good inspiration, thank you to all the team for these beautiful cards.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn inE~TownJune 28, 2017 - 10:23 am

    Goergepus samples! I love Joanna’s cards, there simple elegance!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 28, 2017 - 6:03 pm

    Hi Becca, wow what gorgeous creations from all the team! I honestly do not know which I like best as they are all beautiful! Have a lovely day xReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 29, 2017 - 7:03 am

    These are all gorgeous cards! I love Joanna Krogulec’s various flowers and how we see them in different colors. I love how Teresa Horner wrapped the black ribbon through the silver die. Melissa Bove’s card has some adorable little details – like the little butterfly and the clock tucked into the flowers. And I would love to know how Kristi Schurr cut the muslin fabric with the die! How creative. Now I have to head over to all the blogs!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 29, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    What lovely projects and such beautiful flowers!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • WendyJune 30, 2017 - 3:57 am

    Hi Becca, what beautiful cards, the die used the card and the beautiful embellishments – beautiful cards.

Good morning friends.  I’m popping in today with a week of inspiration from the Creative Team. To see  more samples is an email request I receive quite often so it’s a pleasure to take you through the clever ways the Creative Team uses dies I’ve designed. Enjoy the inspiration with both Venise Lace Dies and Vintage Elegance Dies.  As always, this will be a lengthy post so grab a cup of coffee and scroll through!

Joanna Krogulec created a sweet little basket, perfect for some little goodies or a gift.  Joanna said she had to make two because her sweet little girl had to have one.   I love what she is using for a handle – I never would have thought to do that!  These go together very quick – under five minutes using Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket Die and Spellbinders S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set.

Teresa Horner always wows with tone on tone!  Tone on tone creations are always a winner and the bonus is that you don’t have to agonize over design paper choices.  Teresa made a card and gift ensemble using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares paired with Spellbinders S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set using both the arches and hugs.  The interior of Teresa’s card uses the spiral flower from Spellbinders S5-309 Marcheline Plume and the tiny little sentiment is from Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.  Teresa describes how it all goes together on her blog.

Anita Kejriwal took the basket concept and spun it around!  When you think basket, you think four sides, right?  Nope!! This is a six sided basket, but guess what, you can do three, four, five or six, it’s up to you.  Anita put Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket Die into overtime :-) Once you have all the side edges from pocket connected,  you simply trace the bottom, cut it out and mount the basket body onto your cutout shape.  The fact that the decor of your basket matches the card you are giving is simply icing on the cake!! Can you see the difference between Anita’s and Joanna’s baskets? Joanna’s basket is see thru and Anita took all the shadow shapes and glued the filigree to the front – I love it both ways!

Kristi Schurr created a delicate and stunning card using one of the new Venice Lace dies – Spellbinders  S5-310 Isabella Frame.  True to her shabby chic style, she paired it with vintage flowers and a vintage pattern paper.  It wouldn’t be complete without her  silk bow and jewel!!

Melissa Bove  reached for clear acetate to make this dreamy card using Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label. Spellbinders S5-311 Emmeline Treillage floats ethereally in the background – it took me a minute of inspection to realize that it is adhered to the acetate and the see through qualities make the card enchanting!  On top she mounted three layers of Francesca Label – I love the layers – and finished off with the sentiment from Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set .

For her second card Melissa uses delicate vintage colors  with a shabby rose for a sweet feminine card using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares.  The tiny sentiment is from Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.


Thanks for joining us for a recap day – there’s lots of inspiration here.

Haven’t had a chance to meet the Creative Team? You can read all about them below or pop over HERE to see my introductions and learn how we met.

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -


  • Becky GreenJune 20, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    SO LOVELY!!! ;) EVERYONE did a SUPER JOB on their projects! (I even have the Filigree Pocket Die, myself! ;) ) THANKS LADIES!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Beautiful job on the cards , baskets and candle wrap idea!! These are great for so many occasions!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 20, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Great jobs, ladies! Love all of what each and everyone of have done! I found the hugs sentiment die this past weekend on SALE, YEAH! Used it last night to help a friend make her boyfriend’s birthday card. Cut it out at the top of the front top of the card and she put another color paper behind it so it really popped!! I never thought of using as a basket handle but it is a clever idea!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiJune 20, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    oh my you ladies are incredible!! I love them all. one specifically is Melissa Bove..that background die is to die for LOL and the baskets are darling! WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 20, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Becca, your team is soooo amazing! They compliment you & your dies perfectly! With all these ideas your dies have just gained a whole lot of mileage. Thank you so much!
    These designs are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Hi All what a gorgeous selection of inspiration… absolute beautiful.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna (ourjojo)ReplyCancel

  • AletJune 20, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Lovely designsReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 20, 2017 - 2:36 pm

    Lovely work Girls, i loved every one of your projects.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 20, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    Your design team did an excellent job with dies. Great ideas on how to use the dies in so many different ways. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Is this fun, or what? Feasting my eyes on these beautiful creations makes my day. It’s just great to see all the ways we can use your wonderful dies. I hear that whisper, too…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyJune 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    Beautiful use of all the dies, I love the acetate backed shapes. So original. Thanks for sharing them all.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 20, 2017 - 5:37 pm

    Now that was a treat! Thank you ladies!

  • fusiafscrappingJune 20, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous box, love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 20, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Lots of lovely inspiration thanks for sharing
    Hugs PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 20, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    Good morning Becca, gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous!!! It’s great to see what the girls have come up with!!! I love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 20, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    What wonders that are shown. Thanks ladies for the inspiration. You all are so very talented. I am one of those persons who wished for more samples showing your dies. You have not disappointed me in the least. This is so exciting to see all the latest cards using your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezJune 20, 2017 - 10:58 pm

    So, so beautiful ladies, wish I could do half the work you do!!

    Where do I find the dies?

    THANKS! ! SandraReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 20, 2017 - 11:13 pm

    So many gorgeous works with full of inspirations! Love the creativity and unique designs!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJune 21, 2017 - 12:35 am

    Lovely work, Ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 21, 2017 - 1:58 am

    Beautiful inspiration from a very talented team! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamJune 21, 2017 - 2:03 am

    Awesome cards but i’m head over heals for the new S5-311 Emmeline TreillageReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 21, 2017 - 4:36 am

    Hello Becca,
    These are all gorgeous and give loads of inspiration. Thank you ladies.
    love Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 21, 2017 - 9:20 am

    Ultimately awesome creation by entire team!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 21, 2017 - 9:28 am

    How creative this team is – absolutely beautiful creations! The ways each used these dies is so inspiring – and we can never get enough inspiration, can we – and now there is six of you to fill our cups! Thank you to the Amazing Paper Grace Team
    Hugs- the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 21, 2017 - 9:43 am

    Hi Becca, Fabulous inspiration from your Design Team.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KATHY JO WOODJune 24, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Such a beautiful collection of projects! Stunning…all of them!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 28, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Becca, I love all your new die sets. I can’t get enough of seeing what you & the team do with them. Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely day xReplyCancel

  • Patsy EcclesJune 28, 2017 - 8:46 pm

    Someone sent me an old photo of my great great grandmother and sent it digitally. I was wondering how to make this look special when I opened this blog entry and saw what Kristi did with her entry. Beautiful! Becca, I immediately went to Spellbinders and bought your dies. I hope Spellbinders realizes what a marketing tool they have in you and this team!!ReplyCancel

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble - see full supply list and links at
Hi there friends, it has been a whirlwind of a week.   Thank you so much for supporting us as we introduced my latest collection Venise Lace.  Here is a card originally made to go with the creation but as the sun (finally after a week of rain) came up on Tuesday morning, I barely had time to photograph the box and note cards I designed.  It was waiting for the sentiment layer and it seems that today isn’t going to be visited by rain.  My entire ensemble was made with one die set – Spellbinders S4-793 Venise Lace – Gossamer Knot Ensemble.  I think I mentioned that even though the note card set is smaller – the inlaid design can be repeated indefinitely.  It just so happens in this case that two repeats makes a great background for a 5 x 7 card!  The sentiment layer is made by simply embossing and not cutting.  The ensemble I created was for friends that always ask me for cards they can always have on hand.  As it goes, I thought this card would be appropriate in the giving of the card set gift.  Its another Quietfire Design sentiment – In a Perfect World

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble - see full supply list and links at
As promised, here are the randomly picked winners of the dies:

Connie Riley     who was picked from Melissa’s blog  –
Sandy Artman   who was picked from Anita’s blog    –
Noelene Apap   who was picked from Kristi’s blog      –
Monika Buzsy who was picked from Joanna’s blog   –
Kristine Vencel who was picked from Becca’s blog    –

Edited to add – I forgot to list one of the names :-)
Carol Roussouw   who was picked from Teresa’s blog –

In order to get your die, you must claim it within two weeks from today.  To claim it, simply select my contact tab at the top right hand side of the blog, write down which Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection die you desire and leave your mailing address in the form and I’ll get your winning sent out from my location.

Please note:  Give me some grace, time wise, to get these mailed out – I always think that I can do way more than I can but am often humbly reminded that I am one person.  I’ll do my best to get these on their way and noted on the Giveaway Page.  It may take a minute, but no APG winner has ever gone without their prize :-)

StampsQuietfire Design – In a Perfect World
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink:  Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-793 Venise Lace – Gossamer Knot Ensemble, Double sided Satin Ribbon, PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

I so enjoy you all!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Do spend some time creating – it does a heart good!!

  • SuzzieQJune 17, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Another lovely card with a great sentiment. Congratulations to the winners.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJune 17, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    Congrats to the lucky ?
    Ann robbinsReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm

    What a beautiful note card. Congratulations to all the winners. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sJune 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Congrats to all the lucky winners. Another beautiful card Becca, thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 17, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Love your card the layering if the card is so beautiful these dies are fabulous. The white card with gold is so classy.ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJune 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Beautiful and oh, so elegant with the gold. The sentiment is perfect on the vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 17, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS! The card today is WONDERFUL, BECCA! LOVE the gold, but also LOVE the new dies!!!! QUITE BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! The sentiment is LOVELY!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 17, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    This too a BEAUTIFUL card Becca!!!! Happy for the winners!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Georgia SalesJune 17, 2017 - 8:24 pm

    Do you have Any tutorials on how to make your bows. Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJune 17, 2017 - 9:47 pm

    LOVE this card & sentiment! You did it again Becca — gorgeous! LOVE your dies! LOVE your creations!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 17, 2017 - 10:41 pm

    Congrats to all winners!ReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 17, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    Love the dry embossing, so beautiful it is!
    Congrats to all Lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 18, 2017 - 12:16 am

    Such a wonderful card here again Becca, this die is really gorgeous and I have been hunting my craftstore here to get their hands on them as soon as possible from here.
    Biiiig congrats to all the lucky winners here today too.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BaileyJune 18, 2017 - 12:47 am

    A beautiful card and love the embossing feature. Congratulations to the winners of your fabulous dies.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunJune 18, 2017 - 1:43 am

    Hi Becca, beautifully designed set. I love the gold layers and embossing. The sentiment is so applicable to many friends and family in today’s world. Congratulations to all the winners of your products!!! Blessings to all ?ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 18, 2017 - 2:17 am

    Eeek I think I just scared my kids when I squealed with delight & they are aged 10 up lol. I cannot believe my name is on that list :O Thank you so much! Thank you for a wonderful blog hop. I already thought I was a winner when we have you & your talented ladies sharing your crafty gift with the rest of the world.
    I always love your cream & gold cards, this one is no exception! I love the versatility of this die.
    Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 18, 2017 - 2:41 am

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card!!! Once again thankyou for the versatility of your range and I agree we are all winner’s!!! Bless you!!!
    Congratulations to all the winner’s enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 18, 2017 - 2:58 am

    A very beautiful card as always Becca, Congrats to your lucky winners.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Pam TasJune 18, 2017 - 4:22 am

    Lovely card congratulations to all
    the winners PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Jess WatsonJune 18, 2017 - 5:21 am

    Hi Becca, I totally love this die and will be hoping to purchase it soon. It makes gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing.
    Take care, have a lovely day.
    Jess xxReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 18, 2017 - 6:23 am

    As always , so beautiful. You are so very kind and generous and we all love you. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJune 18, 2017 - 8:25 am

    Oh Becca, to have you for a neighbor would certainly be my ‘perfect world’. Love this card. So perfect for graduations!
    Thank you so much for pumping out all of your wonderful card ideas and for your dies. They are wonderful to work with. Still packing! Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 18, 2017 - 8:50 am

    Thank you for the examples of the new Venice collection Becca, I so look forward to Fridays and your new creations- this Friday’s especially because the winners would be announced for the giveaway and like many others I suppose whose names were not picked was sad. Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 18, 2017 - 11:02 am

    Hi Becca, This is another Wow !! card, the dies are gorgeous, and the embossed sentiment is gorgeous. I wish that I did live next door to you !!
    Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, I’m so envious haha, these prizes are stunning, enjoy !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

    A beautiful card, as always. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJune 18, 2017 - 11:49 am

    That is such an elegant card, Becca. Definitely perfect to have on hand for any occasion. It probably could be slightly altered for a man card, it’s so versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenJune 18, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    A beautiful and elegant card!
    Congrats to all you lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 18, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is beautiful and displays your die perfectly.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJune 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm

    Beautiful card & congratulations to the winners.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 18, 2017 - 4:51 pm

    Oh so elegant! And so versatile!
    Congratulations to all the lucky winners. You are going to have such fun!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 18, 2017 - 9:54 pm

    This is so lovely! I’ve gotta have that stamp, too. Congrats to all the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 19, 2017 - 1:24 am

    Congratulations to all the winners! I have no doubt you will love your new dies!

    The card today is so beautiful. I love the simple elegance of the repeated pattern. Lovely sentiment too. Thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 19, 2017 - 6:14 pm

    Love this die!! The card is awesome. Congratulations to the lucky winners.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 21, 2017 - 9:19 am

    Very elegant creation!!!ReplyCancel