It’s been such a pleasure to host Guest Designers here on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  This month we have had the pleasure of working with Elena Ivanova-Dineva.  Her work is dainty and delicate and her designs showcased my dies in a way I’ve never seen.  She is an expert with embellishments and knows just how to create drama, depth and beautiful embellishment by her combination of elements.

Today, I’m recapping the projects she made while she was with us.  They’re dreamy and enchanting. Please take a second to scroll through just so that you get a taste of a different kind of elegance.

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Here are her social media links:

Blog:    https://elenashandmadecards.blogspot.com/

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/ElenaKD.handmade/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/elena_iv.creations/

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Join me here on New Years Eve for the 8th Annual Seasons Giving Blog Hop. I’ll be showing one of my favorite projects I created in 2019 and it features my newest 3D Mini-Album Collection – plus an opportunity to win from 60 different prize-giving bloggers and businesses.

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Creating with Elena Ivanova-Dineva

Her card is beautiful and ethereal.  With dimensional flowers and flower embellishments and a sweet pop of ribbon Elena used S5-352 – Tiara Rondelle to make such a pretty statement.  What a beautiful way to frame her picture and the card is a simple one to make.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S5-352 - Tiara Rondelle - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S5-352 - Tiara Rondelle - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S5-352 - Tiara Rondelle - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666
Elena reached for one of my favorite dies – S4-790 Bella Clair Border.  Wow, she created a masterpiece through her layering as well as her flowers and embellishments.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S4-790 Bella Clair Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

 

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S4-790 Bella Clair Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful card using S4-790 Bella Clair Border - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

And then she treated us to a wonderful light and airy version of the S6-153 – Charming Cottage.  Sparkled with frost and the look of snow on the pine cones,  all of the layerings created a magical cottage that would perfectly hold a sweet gift.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful project using S6-153 Charming Cottage - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful project using S6-153 Charming Cottage - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful project using S6-153 Charming Cottage - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

Last but definitely not least, Elena created a super charming 3D Vignette using cut embellishments and S6-136 Grand Dome.  I love the layers and love that she created a beautiful scene that tells a story.

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful creation using S6-136 Grand Dome 3D Vignette - see full post at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35666

What a treat this month.  Elena’s style is so uplifting, beautiful and charming.  I hope you’ve enjoyed her stay with us!

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On 12/31/19 at midnight – a new post with a prize and a sneak peek at my most heartfelt project of the year.  I’ll be joining 60 other bloggers and businesses who will each be giving a prize on each blog to celebrate the incoming new year.

On January 1 – A new APG Die of the Month

I had an amazing Christmas surrounded by family and I hope yours was amazing too.  I’m taking the time to savor everything good during the holiday season – it seems to roll around quicker every year.

 

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 29, 2019 - 1:54 pm

    Good morning Becca, A very Merry Christmas…
    I’m glad you’ve had family time!!!
    It makes you feel so thankful…
    Looking forward to the new posts!!!
    Wishing you all the best and a Happy New Year!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 29, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    Becca
    Made hubs Christmas card from one of the die if the month. Turned out nice.
    First to wish you a happy holiday season. Live all of Elena’s creations. Happy new year?????????
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 29, 2019 - 2:53 pm

    TRULY, A DELIGHT Elena! EVERY CREATION was/is MAGICAL!!! You will be MISSED!!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 29, 2019 - 7:47 pm

    Beautiful projects each one is exquisite.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanDecember 29, 2019 - 8:27 pm

    Lovely piece Elena!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.December 30, 2019 - 5:29 am

    Elena you are very talented. Thank you so much for providing such inspiring and beautiful designs. They have given us not only joy but an opportunity to enhance our crafting experience and skills. I certainly agree with Becky Green; as with your predecessors, you all will be missed. Becca glad you had a wonderful holiday and thank you for giving us an opportunity to share others’ gifts. May all have peace and joy in their lives this new year.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 30, 2019 - 3:07 pm

    Thank you, Becca,for highlighting Elena’s beautiful creations! This month has flown by and I appreciate you bringing attention to these before the month is gone. Happy New Year! SandyReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanDecember 31, 2019 - 9:24 pm

    So many beautiful creations!! Am in such admiration of your work!! Can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten DJanuary 1, 2020 - 9:53 am

    Oh my goodness, I am thankful to belong to a scrapbook community that nurtures creativity and forms online groups to encourage each other. I am thankful for this amazing giveaway! And this year, I am especially thankful for my DH, hardworking, generous, loving and supportive!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Reed WarrenJanuary 1, 2020 - 1:59 pm

    I am grateful for a recent visit from my sonReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignette Mini-Album Kit - I carry your heart - see details at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35652
Okay, Santa says now that you have taken care of everyone else, purchased all the gifts and have all the holiday meals planned out – now you have to take care of yourself!  I just might have something that’s right up your alley.  Enter 3D Vignettes Mini-AlbumsYes! And yes, these elements work to make 3D Vignette Cards and 3D Vignette mini-albums can be made with the other card fronts you have already purchased.

Years ago I had a kit club that featured full instructions on how to make some very unique keepsake items.  Not a week that goes by that someone doesn’t ask if I could go back to doing “that” kind of kit.  Well, your wish is my command.  I have a release coming in January but as a fun kick-off we’re offering a full Kit that includes four of the collection die sets as an exclusive pre-release option with limited availability.  We all fell in love with this grouping of dies from the first sample made.  So much so, that Spellbinders decided to put it into an early pre-release kit.

Mini-Album Kit Details:

You get four dies from the 3D Vignettes Mini-Album collection.   You get all of the supplies like paper, ribbon and extra die cuts in addition to full step by step instructions and access to a video tutorial.  Out of the box, you’ll actually be able to make a mini album.  If you’d like to see more – here is an unboxing so that you can see exactly what you get.

Grab it now at a reduced price before full release in January when the regularly priced individual die sets hit the Spellbinders website.  This mini-album is timeless but it’s coming to you just in time for you to make it for Valentine’s Day.  This set is also perfect for Anniversaries :-)  The dies will make cards and mini-albums all year round.  They also mix and match with other 3D Vignettes in your stash.

Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignette Mini-Album Kit - I carry your heart - see details at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35652
|I think I’m tickled that includes a step by step instruction guide.  It takes you through creating a 3D Vignette Mini-Album that has the sentiment “I carry your heart with me.  This is a dream project for me.

There’s a step by step instruction in the box but for visual learners – here’s the video tutorial.  I promise you can do this!

We actually made books and mini-albums two years ago when 3D Vignettes was introduced and you all like them so much that we set to work on the real deal.  The universal spine makes it all work.  There’s more to come with 3D Vignette mini-albums in the next month, especially with other dies in the collection and ways to use them.  I don’t think of myself as scrapbooker but this is so small and easily managed – it’s like a many paged card.  Consider yourself officially encouraged!!

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Thanks as always for letting me share my creative dreams.  This is the stuff that I’m doing in the background.  It is my therapy and keeps me gratefully busy.  I adore you all for obliging me and hope you’ll continue to peek in from time to time.

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  • BunnyDecember 22, 2019 - 6:56 am

    These are absolutely lovely. So elegant and graceful looking.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 22, 2019 - 7:32 am

    Good morning Becca, seen the video. Love love love it… very elegant!!!
    Have a fabulous Christmas!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanDecember 22, 2019 - 8:18 am

    Am in love with this heart 3D vignette! So many possibilities!! Love your ideas with the lacy oval and making it an album! Versatile and gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WDecember 22, 2019 - 8:19 am

    Absolutely beautiful Becca.
    Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • CaroleDecember 22, 2019 - 10:42 am

    I was a member of your first kit club and was disappointed when it was discontinued! This is so pretty. How do I get my name in for a pre-order?ReplyCancel

    • MaryH.December 22, 2019 - 9:19 pm

      It is available on the website when I checked on 12-22-2019. Product name is: “APG 3D VIGNETTE MINI ALBUM PROJECT KIT”. When I checked, it was available and on sale. Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

  • Laura ArmenisDecember 22, 2019 - 11:12 am

    where do you purchase it from now?ReplyCancel

  • Laura ArmenisDecember 22, 2019 - 11:15 am

    Becca, that is one gorgeous set. I told myself for sure I’m getting it…but….far too expensive for me. Especially being Canadian.

    I will admire from afar.
    LauraReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesDecember 22, 2019 - 11:36 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I would know thitwas fromBecca Feekan no matter where I saw it!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 22, 2019 - 12:03 pm

    This is my favorite of all, so far. Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsDecember 22, 2019 - 12:40 pm

    Hello Becca,

    This kit looks fabulous. The dies are gorgeous and the colors are just perfect and so me. I ordered this the minute I saw the video a few days ago and cannot wait for it to arrive. Your style is simply stunning and unmistakable. It’s elegance and grace.

    Do you plan on having other kits in the future?

    Have a wonderful Holiday season Becca and all the best for a very Happy and exciting New Year.

    BeverlyReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 22, 2019 - 3:59 pm

    Just love your mini album gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Denice : )December 22, 2019 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca, It’s been a little while since I have written . It has been a busy time and I have been going full throttle lately but I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the step by step instructions. I have never understood why almost all dies have no or very little instructions on using them. Especially complicated dies . It just seems like a common sense thing to me. LOL … I have been trying and trying to find some sort of instruction on how to use the Wedding Collection Bow Helpers and closures dies(S4-596) now for so long I have just about given up. Spellbinders really should have included some sort of instructions. I have tried and tried to figure out how to use this set of dies. Do you happen to know where I can find a tutorial on this die . I have searched everywhere I can think of. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I hope and pray things are going well for you and your family and ya’ll have a wonderful Christmas. God bless…Denice with a “c” : )ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.December 22, 2019 - 9:14 pm

    Becca wish you a very happy holiday season! The mini album dies are great. I have all the previous cabinets and a few of the new ones. So excited I got the spine and pivot and am so looking forward to being able to make albums too. Thanks for the tutorial – so professional and easy to follow. What a great idea having a package with all necessary elements to make an album. Look forward to more sentiments to include with cabinets/albums. So beautiful and creative! THANK YOU!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylDecember 23, 2019 - 6:59 am

    This is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Deb KasteDecember 23, 2019 - 8:44 am

    Just lovely, Becca! Your work is always incredible and soooo beautiful….!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 24, 2019 - 4:26 am

    Absolutely fabulous, brilliant, gorgeous, beautiful, stunning!
    Have a great Christmas and a happy, healthy and productive 2020.
    Best wishes
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyDecember 24, 2019 - 11:15 am

    OM goodness, I don’t think I seen anything more beautiful, Becca! What a sensational and beautiful project! xxReplyCancel

  • TammyDecember 28, 2019 - 7:24 pm

    I would like to order this kit. I can’t figure out how to do it. Please let me know! Thank you so much!!ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35572

 Every now and again you need easy, right?  This month I’m giving you a Slip In Card.  Slip in cards that are cut partially inlaid so that you can simply slip a decorative panel into place and you’re done.  This months Die of the Month is called Rose & Filigree Duo Slip in Card.

The partial inlay can be positioned just where you want it on your card, on one side or on the other or in the center.  It can even be used to make a gatefold card or an actual belly band.  And then yet again, each piece can be cut separately and used as an individual die.

Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35572

My ‘go-to’ card is cream and gold.  It’s an easy make that is always elegant and it gives me a starting point that most of my future designs with the die are built upon.  That’s where I leaned today.  I simply cut two straight panels from the filigree and wrapped them around my card.  Easy, easy, easy!!  Between the two motifs I added a Quietfire Design sentiment from the Floral Banner and Quote set and called it a day.

My Project Today:
Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35572
Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35572
WR-Supplies
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth – Natural White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Tonic Clear Embossing Powder
Amazing Paper Grace December 2019 Die of the Month - Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=35572
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 Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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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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  • BunnyDecember 11, 2019 - 9:48 am

    Another stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 11, 2019 - 10:04 am

    Wow! Love the details on this card die is exquisite , just so stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 11, 2019 - 10:06 am

    That is just gorgeous, Becca. Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 11, 2019 - 10:53 am

    Becca, once again you have created some absolutely beautiful projects! There appears to be a problem with the link to Joanna’s blog? The other members of the design team have done gorgeous things too.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 11, 2019 - 12:01 pm

    I am SMILING here, Becca! WONDERFUL WORK!!!! SO ELEGANT!!! AND your little basket is LOVELY AS WELL! EVERYONE did a WONDERFUL JOB on their projects!!! I am ANXIOUS to have mine in my hands! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • LydiaDecember 11, 2019 - 12:16 pm

    Lovely card! But is there a letter missing in the saying?
    Hasn’t it to be: The amen of nature is alwayS a flower?ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 11, 2019 - 1:34 pm

    Good morning Becca, you take my breath away!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 11, 2019 - 2:40 pm

    Becca, this die set is so gorgeous, it prompted me to sign up for the APG DOTM Club. I love the simple elegant design!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippDecember 11, 2019 - 5:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful I just received mine in the mail!!! Just need a day off to play!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylDecember 12, 2019 - 8:21 am

    I love the concept. Your cards are beautiful and your ideas are truly amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyDecember 12, 2019 - 10:09 am

    WOW, or WOW! I am in awe, Becca! That die is so splendid, are your amazing creations! You did it again! xxReplyCancel

  • nancy fDecember 13, 2019 - 7:28 am

    Awesome cards and dies!ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonDecember 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Yes, I need easy cards! LOL! Looks like you spent so much time on this stunning card! It’s so elegant with the gold and cream! Love the matching bag! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • nancy fDecember 21, 2019 - 10:40 am

    OMG! Another beautiful die and card,ReplyCancel

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