Amazing Paper Grace October 2019 Die of the Month - One Kind Word Alphabet Collage - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35449
I’m welcoming October with open arms!!!  Yep, open arms along with a new Die of the Month – One Kind Word Alphabet Collage.  So here’s the scoop, on Saturday October 5th which coincidentally happens to be World Card Making Day – the creative team and I are going to have a blog hop to give you a little bit of inspiration on how to use the Die of the Month.  Ssshhhh, don’t tell anyone but I’m going to be giving away 4 Dies of the Month that include any month up to and including the September Die of the Month.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each Creative Team Members Blog for more chances to win.   We’ll pool all the comments together and randomly pick four.  The giveaway is open to anyone in the world – more on that on October 5th.

Amazing Paper Grace October 2019 Die of the Month - One Kind Word Alphabet Collage - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35449
Inspiration for One Kind Word Alphabet Collage

It was an easy inspiration for One Kind Word Alphabet.  I’m the kind of person who hangs out in the card aisle for hours reading sentiments – just looking for the exact, right one.  It’s the same with handmade cards – there is normally a word that sums it all up.  Voila, One Kind Word.  It just so happens to house an entire alphabet and the die that alphabet sits in will make it’s own smaller collage card.  I love it that the letters can be used to spell out any full phrase sentiment you want.

I created a video to show you a unique way the alphabet can be used and a fool proof way to get that pristine placement.  Beyond that, on October 5th, I’ll show you additional cards.

One Kind Word Collage Samples

Amazing Paper Grace October 2019 Die of the Month - One Kind Word Alphabet Collage - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35449Amazing Paper Grace October 2019 Die of the Month - One Kind Word Alphabet Collage - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35449

I’m just so tickled with the whimsy of this.  My mind is revving with a million uses – finally an alphabet to use with my journals :-)

Well, that’s my shares for you with the October 2019 Die of the Month until Friday, October 5th with the sweet inspiration from the Creative Team!  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.

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So hey, if you don’t mind giving me some advice.  I would like to arrange giveaways more often than I’m currently doing.  Are you surfing Instagram these days for giveaways or have giveaways pretty much gone by the wayside.  What would you like for me to give away?  Where is the best place to do giveaways?

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  • Judy InukaiOctober 3, 2019 - 6:35 pm

    I think a give away through your blog would be best. That way people like me that subscribe would link to the blog and find out who won. I don’t do a lot with Instagram. As to what to give away, that’s up to you, but I always hoped to be the winner of one of your beautiful cards when you were giving one away weekly. I love the new alphabet set and am looking forward to the blog hop.ReplyCancel

  • Sue DOctober 3, 2019 - 6:37 pm

    I like giveaways on blogs. I am on IG but it sometimes doesn’t work right for me.ReplyCancel

  • KathymOctober 3, 2019 - 6:48 pm

    I hope you never get tired of hearing hoe fabulous your designs and cards are to me!!! Love all the options this design offers!!!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sara WrightOctober 3, 2019 - 6:54 pm

    Becca I adore all of your dies! I would be thrilled to have this alphabet set, even tho I have at least 5 to 7 others, none of them are so delicate and the set looks like you could fit many letters on a line, I hate when I run out of space because the letters are so fat or wide. I will be here on the 5th hoping to win a set because I’m too poor this mon9to buy it.. :(ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 3, 2019 - 7:01 pm

    Amazing cards this alphabet die is so handy in all card making.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen WOctober 3, 2019 - 7:06 pm

    As always, Becca, you are such an inspiration. Every die, every sample, every card gives me such encouragement to keep creating. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • DianaDOctober 3, 2019 - 7:09 pm

    Hi Becca. I’m not a solid visitor to IG, but I’m a visitor to your blog when I see you pop up in my email inbox. I just ordered the hot foil alpha, so this one is going to be fun to add to my stash. I have all of your monthly dies and always look forward to seeing what the next month will bring. I’m obsessed with the 3D boxes. ALL of them. Can we have more sentimentents? Birthday, get well, sympathy? Any way to stretch the boxes and a reason to make them.
    I have also made the boxes into ‘birthday cards’ using just two the the slats. It’s super cute and much easier to mass produce. Thank you for sharing your creative mind. It makes us ALL look good!
    Hope you’re back in your creative space!
    Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodOctober 3, 2019 - 7:20 pm

    Lovely set, Becca! I can see why you are tickled with it. So versatile, too!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 3, 2019 - 7:26 pm

    BEAUTIFUL, Becca! LOVED seeing how you got those alphabet in their places so easily! AND ALL of your other creations too! You MUST TELL TOO, WHERE you get your embellishments???? Do you have a favorite spot to find them?

    As for Giveaways, I like them RIGHT HERE on your blog. I don’t do any other social media. OF COURSE, others do all the other forms of Social Media, I’m SURE they would enjoy them there too. So another words, I am no expert or person to ask! LOL Looking forward to seeing the teams work!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanOctober 3, 2019 - 7:34 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I like to compose my own sentiments and many times will write them in calligraphy. More often, I’m in a hurry and look for stamps, dies or stickers to complete my cards. This month’s DOM is so different and helps fill this need.
    To answer your query, I look for giveaways on your blog and your creations are the best ever giveaways. I have one of your cards and it is precious to me (displayed behind glass!).
    I’ve been getting my dies organized and I am in awe of how many beautiful dies I have. I could probably create forever with what I have BUT I love, love, love the excitement of enjoying all your new inspiration.
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 3, 2019 - 8:51 pm

    Cute cards, Becca. Loads of possibility with this set!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersOctober 3, 2019 - 8:53 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Your card is beautiful as usual. I love ALL your work and designs. Unfortunately our dollar is not in the right place at present to buy them.
    I am looking for a new die cutting machine preferably electric.
    Can you please tell me the one you are using or recommend one?
    Love & blessings,
    MarciaReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 3, 2019 - 10:12 pm

    I love your “sampler” card with this fabulous new set!! I am personally more interested on posts on IG.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Lynn W.October 4, 2019 - 4:31 am

    What a creative way to add alpha dies to cardstock. I always had trouble lining them up. This method makes it look easy. I don’t usually surf the internet for giveaways. However, I get excited when I see you post a blog. I look forward to what you are creating next. You are so special and I appreciate all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Andre M.October 4, 2019 - 4:56 am

    Absolutely stunning samples! Alphabet dies are so versatile, and this is a beauty. Looking forward to WCD. I’ve seen other crafters use Rafflecopter to manage giveaways on their blogs.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 4, 2019 - 5:16 am

    Oh Becca, What a fantastic alphabet set! Your samples are, as always, gorgeous! I’m looking to seeing what your design team come up with.
    I don’t use any social media and so my personal preference for any giveaways would be this blog.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"October 4, 2019 - 8:14 am

    Good morning Becca, Really love the cards. The letters inspire me to make my own sentiments in my own words .
    As for giveaways, you are so sweet to do such a wonderful thing. I of course would love a chance to win anything that has to do with card / scrapbooking but you asked how I feel about the give a ways. So here goes, I don’t always have time to go to other people’s blog to enter for a chance to win something and when I do I can’t always figure out how to comment on there anyway. I do not do social media such as facebook or instagram or any other site like that . It has always seemed like a place that encourages gossip and unkind actions. I just don’t have time in my life to live in other people’s drama. You are the only person I haven’t met that I actually enjoy keeping in touch with on the internet and that is because I believe you have such a wonderful heart for God and that someday we will meet in Heaven.
    Well, there is my voice to add to the others, hope it helps. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordOctober 4, 2019 - 10:46 am

    Sweet and endearing! There are so many options with individual letters. HugsReplyCancel

  • Pam TASOctober 5, 2019 - 5:33 am

    Hi Becca you are always giving away, you are
    always giving us your time helping us create!
    This die of the month is lovely everyone can use
    an alphabet ….
    Take care Hugs Pam XXReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)October 8, 2019 - 5:53 pm

    Really love your card. Well, I always love all of your cards! :o)
    Your blog is a ‘giveaway’ in its own right. There is so much of you and your amazing talent which you so generously share with us in these pages and there are many of us who visit here just to see your wonderful creations.
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • joy howeOctober 16, 2019 - 8:19 am

    Love this card so pretty and the colours lovelyReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Today, I’m thrilled to be introducing a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.   Please help me welcome October 2019 Guest Designer – Rajni Chawla!  She has a breathtaking style to share with you this month and you can see from her unique use of dies and elements that there will be much inspiration throughout the month.  I’ve loved seeing how she uses Amazing Paper Grace dies and today I’m sharing her first card above.  Rajni will be blogging with us the entire month so be sure to take a peek at her blog every week of October for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  In the meantime, let’s learn a little bit about our Guest!

In her creation above, Rajni makes an expert layering using Candlewick Canopy and Candlewick Edged Corners

For the calendar:  Don’t forget, tomorrow, October 1st, I’ll show you inspiration for the new October Die of the Month.  One little hint – if you’ve ever had to search for something to say or just the right word for a card, you’ll search no more :-)

 

Guest Designer for Amazing Paper Grace - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433

 

I am Rajni Chawla from New Delhi, India with my four kids – a daughter, a son and two cute little labradors. About 7 years back, I started off in the field of cardmaking as a newbie. And now, thousands of projects later, I can proudly say that I start each of my creations with the same enthusiasm as I started my first one with. I eat, sleep and breath everything that has to do with crafting. My love for ART simply grows with each project that I make. Flowers and birdies are my weakness.

Vibrant and bright colors are my style. But that said, I enjoy experimenting and love to make mistakes (I call them happy accidents) so that I create something new. Besides designer, I’m a craft instructor and a product developer too.  I conduct various craft workshops all across India and have developed Crystal Clear, Frosting Powder and Twinkling Spark for Papericious, India.

 

I feel very honored to be Guest Designing Design for Amazing Paper Grace. I am so excited that I’ll be sharing my passion with like-minded crafters, some of whom I’ve always looked up to for inspiration. 

 Here are her social media links:

Elegant Inspiration by Rajni Chawla

Here are two more dazzlers created by Rajni.  They are simply beautiful, I hope you agree!
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S4-1018 Candlewick Petticoat - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Rajni is sharing a lovely card using Candlewick Petticoats – it’s a half doily die with a bracket border edge that can be used on top of or underneath elements.  It’s so brilliant the way she has offset it, to draw your attention.
Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Rajni Chawla shares a beautiful card using S5-365 Graceful Doily see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35433
Here Rajni has reached for Graceful Doily in her elegant creation.  Her use of gold and cream to magnify the elegance of all the elements is absolutely majestic.  It’s so brilliant the way she has offset it, to draw your attention.

I hope to see you tomorrow for the new die of the month!   I hope you’ll come and take a peek :-)

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaSeptember 30, 2019 - 3:17 pm

    Good morning Becca,
    Absolutely stunning!!!
    Have a good one! ! !
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  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:04 pm

    Her work is gorgeous. Looking forward to more in Oct.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:16 pm

    WELCOME, Rajni! Can’t wait to see what you show us! Your work is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your Vellum Flowers! ;)<3
    You've peaked my interest with what you said about the Die Club, Becca! CAN'T WAIT!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Carole StrawnSeptember 30, 2019 - 4:29 pm

    Wow! These cards are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what else you show us. These are spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Sara WrightSeptember 30, 2019 - 5:02 pm

    So much talent!! Just beautiful cards! The flowers are brilliantly done! Definitely cards worthy of the APG brand.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 30, 2019 - 5:07 pm

    Wow, Becca,
    You aren’t kidding – these cards are all exceptional! Looking forward to enjoying more throughout the next month.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 30, 2019 - 6:35 pm

    Welcome Rajni. So pleased you will be designing for Becca and Amazing Paper Grace this October. We here on this blog are in for some awe inspiring designs from Rajni. I am familiar with Rajni and her exception artistic flair. She is truly gifted and is a great teacher. Way to go Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippSeptember 30, 2019 - 7:53 pm

    Wow!!! Absolutely amazing! your beautiful dies are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • KathymSeptember 30, 2019 - 7:54 pm

    Raining, these are beautiful. I purchased the do es and can’t wait to make your designs!!!! Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 30, 2019 - 9:43 pm

    Stunning projects?ReplyCancel

  • Atul DesaiOctober 1, 2019 - 3:25 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous Projects…ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASOctober 1, 2019 - 7:01 am

    Welcome Rajni looking forward to you sharing your
    work with us your makes so far are gorgeous!
    Becca makes beautiful dies we are all very lucky
    to have her create them for us to use .
    Thank you both for your inspiration Hugs Pam XXReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylOctober 1, 2019 - 7:45 am

    Gorgeous cards. Love the gold!ReplyCancel

  • Connie GriffinOctober 1, 2019 - 9:55 am

    So delicate and so stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"October 1, 2019 - 12:04 pm

    RAJNI These cards are simply stunning. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I can always use a little inspiration.

    BECCA Looking forward to the October die of the month, the little teaser has me waiting impatiently ….. : )

    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 3, 2019 - 10:13 pm

    Love your gorgeous cards and all of the gold die cuts!!ReplyCancel

  • Rajni ChawlaOctober 6, 2019 - 11:30 am

    Thanks for the warm welcome, Thank you!!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer - Shari HoltSheri Holt rocked our socks off this month with her Amazing Paper Grace creations.  We waited with baited breath to see what she was going to come out with and it was positively amazing.  She played with patterned design papers in ways that made us go back and evaluate our stashes to see what we could dig up.  From shabby chic to elegant, she made projects this month that checked the box in each category!!

Sheri creates with several design teams on a continuous basis and also showcases designs frequently for Spellbinders.  Her style is crisp, balanced and what I call textbook perfect as she brilliantly shows die placement and patterned paper in a way that both hold their ground.

Please continue to follow her – she’s a perfect designer to case as her design skills nail composition, design and balance every.single.time.

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Creating with Sheri Holt

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Sheri shared a beautiful, romantic card during her month adorned with Foamiran flowers.  She told us that it was her first try ever!  We were stunned that the first time out of the starting gate you could get something so beautiful.  She said it was easy, so rest assured, we’ll be trying this too!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1015 Cinch and Go Rosebuds made with Foamiran - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

This creations is absolutely exquisite!  Sheri combined all the best things about a traditional Christmas look with glamour and glitz!!  Her layerings are amazing and it just seems like this is exactly what these dies were made for!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1016 Candlewick Canopy and S3-382 Candlewick Colonnade Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413
This sweet little shaker card says a lot about Sheri!  Her command of design paper and ability to mix and match to highlight the festive fun behind the design, is amazing!!  This creation just makes me smile.  All the layering, all the whimsy, all the colors – yes!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S4-1005 Reindeer Prance from 3D Holiday Vignettes to kick off the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S6-157 Grand Holiday Cabinet, a 3D Holiday Vignette - a must have for the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413
Another first for Sheri, she completed her first 3D Holiday Vignette!  Again, she took a unique view and made it her own by adding patterned paper!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Sheri Holt shares a beautiful card using S6-157 Grand Holiday Cabinet, a 3D Holiday Vignette - a must have for the Christmas Season - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35413

 

It was the ultimate blessing to have Sheri design with us throughout the month.  I hope you enjoyed her creations and that she created some inspiration for you and a tiny little push to create something outside of your normal zone.  Thanks so much Sheri, we can hardly wait to see what you create next!!

 

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Stay tuned as tomorrow, we will welcome a new APG Guest Designer and on October 1st I’ll be introducing a new die of the month.

In the meantime, I hope you are loving the approach of fall as much as I am.  Just a note to say what a blessing you all are and I hope you are all doing well!

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  • Becky GreenSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:18 am

    BEAUTIFUL WORK, Shari! ;) AND CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us tomorrow, Becca! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:19 am

    WOWZERS! Sheri’s creations are GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:21 am

    Simply beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • cjohnson171@frontier.comSeptember 29, 2019 - 11:41 am

    These are all so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserSeptember 29, 2019 - 12:54 pm

    Such an array of beautiful projects from Sheri. She really has worked well with APG fabulous dies. Looking forward to the next die of the month!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 29, 2019 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodSeptember 29, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    I agree, Becca: Sheri really did not our socks off! What a great month of inspiration!

    Thank you, Sheri and Becca, for a wonderful month!

    Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownSeptember 29, 2019 - 10:23 pm

    WOWZIERS, absolutely stunning cards, love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdSeptember 30, 2019 - 1:31 am

    Spectacular! Each and every card by Sheri is a spectacular piece of art.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"September 30, 2019 - 6:49 am

    These are so very pretty. Really like the colors and the style. Great ideas for us all . Thank you .
    God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Teresa M HornerSeptember 30, 2019 - 10:40 am

    You always do such inspiring work and we loved having you as one of our guest designers for APG! Thank you so much from all of us :)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelOctober 1, 2019 - 10:59 am

    I just love the brilliant gold die cuts on the cards displayed – they are gorgeous- beyond words! I just have to create one and frame it for my craft room. Thank you for sharing these Becca.
    Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanOctober 3, 2019 - 10:16 pm

    Gorgeous work Sheri!!ReplyCancel

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