Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at

Good morning sweet peeps!  The months literally fly by.  It seems that I was just here telling you about the July Die of the Month (one of my favorites so far) and then shazam, I wake up and we’re in a new month.  As always, I really enjoy having a die of the month program.  It gives me the chance to keep on creating and with these dies, I can cater more toward unique features.  I’m trying to add a line up that will utilize several techniques and features to broaden our stashes or the toolbox, so to speak.  Today I ticked to introduce the August Die of the Month – Elegant Knots.  All of the samples this month show how easy it is to take this die and use it for several holiday occasions.   I made samples for Christmas, Valentines Day and an Anniversary.

On August 5th the Creative Team will be tickled to show their makes with the die

Inspiration for Elegant Knots

Elegant Knots was created because my love of a card front die that can also be used as a decoration and because of the ability to stencil through the channel in the lines of the die.  For this die, the embossed lines are so pronounced that all it really took to get the stencil look in all the samples is to sit an ink pad on top and swipe over it.  The raised area picks up the color and the non-raised areas do not.  It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a die that caters to that intriguing feature.  I’ve had fun creating :-)   Today in the video I’m sharing how to make a showcase ornament for a Christmas Tree or even another occasion, like wedding or anniversary.

Elegant Knot Samples

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at
I love a shaped card!  This one has that vellum that gives it an ethereal look.  It was really a joy to create a die that is so easily colored and embellished.  On this one I swiped a Gold Delicata ink pad across the top to give it color.

APG August 2019 Die of the Month - Elegant Knots
I used the same technique to make the star ornament.  It actually goes quite well with the Christmas card at the top of the post but also makes the Valentines Day Card right above it.

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at
As always, I love to be able to create a basket or box from the same die.  You know, I have that ensemble thing going on, lol!

Amazing Paper Grace August 2019 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Elegant Knots - learn about this die at

Last but not least, the anniversary card!  This one is made by crisscrossing two of the elegant knot motifs.

Well, that’s my shares for you with the August 2019 Die of the Month!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of Elegant Knots.  As always, over on the Spellbinders Blog, there is a cool project that I’ve not shown here.

If you have purchased any of the Die of the Month Dies, I hope you’ll leave a review.  Just pop over to the Die of the month page.

If there is something you’d particularly like to see as a Die of the Month or a type of die that you don’t like, pop up to the comments tab of the blog and leave me a private note.  There’s a whole team of people who debate these dies every month and we critique if we’re giving you the best value and most unique combinations on the market.  Yes, it is that important!  For that reason, I’m always keen to hear your feedback :-)post-header-bottom

I owe you all a life summary soon! The journey I’m on is so, so unexpected.  I’ll share soon.


  • KristalAugust 3, 2019 - 10:31 am

    These die cuts are so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 3, 2019 - 10:33 am

    So Beautiful wish you lived closs then we can craft together. Thanks for sharing your Amazing projectsReplyCancel

  • DianneAugust 3, 2019 - 10:35 am

    Becca – you’ve outdone yourself with this die! The cards and die cut creations are fabulous! You just have unique ways of expressing yourself in your creations. I just love everything you put out! Hugs
    the kardlady at Kalico KardsReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaAugust 3, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Good morning Becca, you never cease to amaze me!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

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  • Marion TurnerAugust 3, 2019 - 12:10 pm

    Hi Becca This die is so Elegant love it xReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 3, 2019 - 12:42 pm

    Once again Becca, you have exceeded all expectations. Another truly amazing die with fabulous projects. I don’t know how you you get better each month but you do! Simply amazing!!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 3, 2019 - 12:50 pm

    Stunning….I may need to buy two just in case one wears out!!!!! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 3, 2019 - 2:05 pm

    Another beautiful die. All the projects you created with this die are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunAugust 3, 2019 - 4:19 pm

    Wow! what a beautiful die. Love the Christmas ornament the most but the cards are beautiful also.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 3, 2019 - 6:35 pm

    This die is GORGEOUS, Becca! It makes me think of a Celtic Knot. GORGEOUS CREATIONS TOO!!! ;) I ALWAYS enjoy seeing you create your master pieces! LOL ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"August 3, 2019 - 9:08 pm

    This is just a stunning card. I usually don’t like the color red on a card but this is so perfect. Outstanding. Also looking forward to hearing about what all has been happening in your life. I have wondered many times how you have fared after the big storm damaged your house and sent you away from home for a while. You may have already posted on facebook about this but I am not on facebook and end up being in the dark on so many things. Take care sweet computer friend . God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodAugust 4, 2019 - 7:56 am

    Oh Becca. A beautiful die set with gorgeous makes. Thank you for sharing the video. The project is so lovely and very creative! I bet many crafters will make the ornament.

    The other shared projects are stunners!

    You are always such a sweet inspiration, Becca. Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 5, 2019 - 3:09 pm

    Another beautiful die love make the most beautiful dies and your work is always so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamAugust 6, 2019 - 12:30 am

    So lovely. Am amazed at everything you do with one die. The ornament is so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonAugust 6, 2019 - 9:11 am

    Absolutely stunning, Becca!Love that you always include a basket in your projects! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanAugust 6, 2019 - 10:42 am

    This is so versatile and loved how to use it without even cutting both sides as seen on Judy’s blog. From masculine to exquisite Anniversary cards like yours with two of the die cuts intertwined! Very nice and a great addition to all of your fabulous products!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 12, 2019 - 8:29 am

    Becca your designs are stunning and this is no exception. You never fail to put a smile on my face when I open up my APGDOM package and a smile in my heart when I create with them. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 12, 2019 - 8:32 am

    Another beautiful creation.ReplyCancel

Hi there crafty friends!  It’s the beginning of another month and as you know, lots of exciting things happen at APG throughout the month.  I’m thrilled to be introducing another sweet Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  She’s a veteran of the paper crafting community and has done stints on many design teams.  She has a very vintage style, commanding the elements we all know and love – ribbon, flowers, gingham, ephemera and more.  Please welcome our August 2019 Guest Designer – Ginny Nemchak.

She’s kicking off her month by sharing a creation made using one of my well loved dies from the stash – Spellbinders Tallulah Frill.   During the month please be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of August for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.

Mental note:  Don’t forget, tomorrow I’ll show you inspiration for the new August Die of the Month.  Can’t wait?  Peek here!!
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer

I’m Ginny Nemchak and I live in a sweet little town out in the country with my husband of 26 years. I’m convinced that there is no better living than out on a dirt road….it’s a very blessed life I have.

I’ve been crafting my whole life in some form…but my creative outlet is now focused on paper. I enjoy all types…layouts…mini albums…cards. I have recently discovered a new love for altered art and digital collage.  I enjoy all things vintage and shabby chic. Anytime I can add ribbon and flowers and buttons I am a happy girl!




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Ginny’s creations are delicately appointed with flowers and sprays while dropping off little ephemera treasures for your eyes!  I just love her feminine, romantic style.  Here’s so more eye candy for you!
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I hope to see you tomorrow! for the new die of the month!   I hope you’ll come and take a peek :-)


  • Judy PeachAugust 1, 2019 - 8:47 am

    This card is lovely. I really like the delicate, vintage look.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 1, 2019 - 8:54 am

    Welcome and looking forward to seeing more of your creative designs, especially with Becca’s new die for August. Your card brings to mind times of Downton Abbey. Love your flowers and paper choices.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonAugust 1, 2019 - 9:15 am

    Beautiful card! Lovely layers and flower cluster! I need those papers! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 1, 2019 - 10:43 am

    This card is beautiful! I love seeing new ways to use dies that I already own. It inspires me to try different ways to create beauty. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 1, 2019 - 10:43 am

    Welcome to the Family. Can’t wait to see all your Awesome projects. Love the card love the floweres and the color and layering.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 1, 2019 - 10:58 am

    HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! ;) WELCOME Polly! CAN’T WAIT to see what you’ll show us this month! AND YES, I WILL BE back tomorrow, Becca! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 1, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Welcome to Ginny. This first card is really lovely and I am sure we have lots more beautiful projects to come.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 1, 2019 - 12:47 pm

    welcome to Ginny. This is one of Becca’s best dies. I love it and use it all the time. Will definitely be headed back to check all the w3eekly submissions.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • BeverlyAugust 1, 2019 - 1:39 pm

    Oh so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippAugust 1, 2019 - 10:55 pm

    I’ve been following Polly and Becca for a long time now how exciting to blend the two artist together I’m so excited…ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdAugust 2, 2019 - 12:21 pm

    I’m a big fan of Ginny, and am excited to see more of this collaboration. This card is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanAugust 6, 2019 - 10:57 am

    Welcome Ginny!! Am an avid follower of yours so am super thrilled to see your work with Becca’s beautiful dies!! Especially love that you used one of my fav’s! Super lovely with the beautiful pp behind it and all the lovely cascading flowers!ReplyCancel

We were so blessed to have Karan Gerber as the Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer for July and what a month it has been!!  She crafted up a host of sweet, romantic projects using the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Treasures Collection by Spellbinders. Her creations blew our minds – in fact, many are on my “must make” list.

Karan is an ever-present encourager in the paper crafting community and always there with kind words on Facebook and Instagram.  We were amazed at the depth and creativity of her projects and hope you will stay tuned on her blog for what’s next.  She’s never far away as she teaches classes and is a fixture with many leading paper craft companies.  It’s been a pleasure working with her this month and I am posting her social media again so that you can stay connected with her.

Finally, today I wanted to recap the amazing projects she shared with us!


You can find Karan:





Creating with Karan Gerber

Karan soothed us all month with a sweet lavender palette.  She made an amazing creation with Spellbinders Floral Tiara Topper by creating an actual tiara.  So sweet!

When you look at all the detail she built into to this gorgeous oval card made using Spellbinders Bella Luce Oval, I just swoon.  She’s a mixed media artisan and the coloring, layers and spatters of texture speak volumes!

And as an encore, look at her masterful use of Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers V that grace all of her creations here.  She’s used a favorite – Spellbinders Cannetille Rectangles – and the depth she created behind the layers is exquisite.

A heartfelt thanks to Karan for sharing her amazing palette with us during July.  Her shabby, layered, mixed media style has been a welcome inspiration!


Stay tuned as tomorrow on August first we welcome a new APG Guest Designer.  Also, on August 2nd I introduce a new Die of the Month.  In the meantime, thank you for visiting and clicking in to see what we’re up to!


  • Pam TASJuly 31, 2019 - 9:34 am

    Hi Becca you are doing a great job with all you are doing !
    Keep up the good work but hope you are having some me time
    as that is important as well …..
    Looking forward to seeing your new die for the month and what
    you do with it no doubt it will be a winner !!!
    Thank you to Karan her work is lovely she has done your dies
    proud well done to her for her effort.
    Hugs to you dear Becca hope all is well in your life
    much Love Pam also Bill ?XXReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:37 pm

      Hi Pam

      I am so glad you dropped by and happy you liked my projects for the month.ReplyCancel

  • CindyKJuly 31, 2019 - 10:49 am

    Karan’s creations are amazing! It was a delight to look at each one, carefully examining all the details. She truly is blessed with an amazing talent. Thank you Becca for having her!
    I’m looking forward to seeing more of her work.
    As well as yours Becca! :)ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 31, 2019 - 11:20 am

    Karan’s creations are GORGEOUS, love that tiara!ReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:38 pm

      Hi Lagene
      I love that Tiara too, had so much fun putting it together.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 31, 2019 - 1:17 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Is this a gal after your own heart or what? You must’ve loved the tiara (like we all do!) and what a fun creation for a little girl’s birthday party (or a big girls’;->)! I just love being in the presence of other creative people. Individual expression is a marvelous thing to behold!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

    • Karan GerberJuly 31, 2019 - 5:39 pm

      HI Sandy

      Im so glad you love the Tiara, although it fits my head, i had my granddaughter in mind when i was designing it, she is our little princess and know she will love having this displayed in her bedroom and her favorite color is purple :)ReplyCancel

  • EarlineJuly 31, 2019 - 4:52 pm

    Lovely cards love your styleReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"July 31, 2019 - 6:09 pm

    WOW ….. What gorgeous projects. I love blues and greens and purples so this was right up my ally. thank you so much for sharing such lovely talent. Truly works or art. God bless…Denice with a ” c “ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SAugust 1, 2019 - 8:31 am

    Wow! Fabulous projects. The tiara is my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.August 1, 2019 - 8:43 am

    I have enjoyed all your designs and especially love your flowers and choice of colors! Look forward to seeing more on your site too. Thanks for sharing your talented designs with us.ReplyCancel