Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month | Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over

,Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057
Dear Gracelets, today I’m introducing you to Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over but first, on a personal note . . . I want to share my current journey.  Life happens, I dropped off the radar in March because I needed to move.  The Corona Virus is affecting all of our lives and in my case; I had to move quickly.  I’ve not lived in my home since October 2018 when Hurricane Michael destroyed it – I’ve been sleeping on youngest daughter’s sofa in North Carolina, lol.  Since she continues to work in a job where she interacts with the public – I knew that to be safe, I had to leave.

What an adventure!

It’s been an adventure.  Moving is a gruelling business and I was on my own.  I decided to replace the RV that was also destroyed in the hurricane and set out to shop for a replacement trailer that I thought I could live and work in for a while. I taught myself how to tow the travel trailer (yes it was scary) then I loaded the travel trailer with all of my studio stuff and towed it to Florida.  It’s amazing how much stuff I amassed in the last year and a half when trying to work from somewhere else.  Most of my things were ruined in the hurricane or left behind but I’ve replenished them and now have had to move them.  Fun stuff!  Then I headed back to NC to pack the remainder of my non-work stuff and then back to Florida again pulling a full U-Haul.

I’m grateful that God gives you the strength to do what you have to do when you need to do it.  I never would have imagined that I could have done this, but I did and all on my own :-)

I’m in Florida now and safe, and over time I’ll sort out what happens with my house.  In the meantime, I’ve managed to cobble together some internet connectivity that reaches my new tiny abode and today is my first time online that I haven’t had to accomplish on my phone.  Life goes on!!  My creed is to craft through it all!  So without further chit chat, I’m pleased to introduce my next Die of the Month – Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over.

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Inspiration

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057
I’m not going to lie . . . this is a huge die, but was done deliberately, to give you so many different ways to use it.  As you know, I try to fold in as much functionality in a Die of the Month as I can because we don’t simply use one die per card.  We pull elements from our stash and use them where they make sense.

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

  • My goal with this die was to give you a card die – it’s 6″ square. . . check.
  • I wanted this die to have a folding element to inspire you to make gatefold type cards or an envelope . . . check.
  • For A2 card folks, there is a 4″ square motif that can be solid or framed . . . check.
  • This die is now my go-to for a box top – it folds over to embellish so easily . . . check.
  • Lastly,  I wanted four inlaid corners that work marvelously for embellishment . . . check.

From the tiny studio in the back of my tiny home, I pulled these samples together last week, in one day’s time.  I say that because these dies simply make themselves into projects – the ideas were flowing.

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057
One of my favorites is this quick envelope – this video will help you get started:

Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over Samples

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

Amazing Paper Grace May 2020 Die of the Month - Fleur de Lis Grandeur Fold Over - learn about this die at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=36057

Just a note . . . I designed the Die of the Month and it is sold by Spellbinders.  It is a part of an ongoing subscription club that discounts the die and renews from month to month.  It can only be ordered or changed from the Spellbinders website.  I don’t have access to take orders for it or make changes – it’s best that way :-)  It’s an excellent way to get a large multifunctional set each month at the same price – within your budget.  In the subscription, you can join when you want and you can quit when you want.

Die of the Month is available to members for the month they are released in.  After that, if there are any leftovers, they are added to the Spellbinders store for sale at full price.  You can see all of the past Dies of the Month HERE.

I encourage you to join.  What’s more inspiring to have a fresh die coming into your hands each month that will compel you to create?

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Friends, in my downtime I have missed sending out some prizes.  I promise to get caught up including announcing the winners of the last blog hop.  Give me a second to get things in order and I’ll have a prize-winning update post.  In the meantime, I’m eager to know how each of you is getting on.  How are you faring in the face of this virus?

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  • MiluMay 3, 2020 - 3:52 pm

    Wow!
    you have been busy Becca! And we think that we don’t have a lot until we move! This die is gorgeous very beautiful and as always your work is amazing !
    and may the Lord bless you and protect you and give you strength with all this running aroundReplyCancel

  • Jean narmoMay 3, 2020 - 3:57 pm

    Wow. You are so brave! Congrats on what you have accomplishedReplyCancel

  • DianaDMay 3, 2020 - 4:01 pm

    Bless your heart. You’ve been amazing, behind the scenes. I had no idea you weren’t back in your home. I wish you would consider SW FL. I would love to be your volunteer gopher :) I would share my studio with you as well!
    This die is stunning. I’m normally an A2 card maker, but will step outside the box with this one. Bravo. You’ve moved the crafting world with your designs.
    Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Jane FiresMay 3, 2020 - 4:09 pm

    Thankful that I am in the Spellbinders club. I love this die! Great! Thanks so much! Have a blessed week!
    HugsReplyCancel

  • Jan MMay 3, 2020 - 4:13 pm

    Bless you for putting out a video with the new APG for May. It helps me so much when you do. I try to complete it when the dies come, rather than tuck the dies away and forgetting them. Take care in your new arrangement. Stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 3, 2020 - 4:15 pm

    Dear Sweet Becca! I was hoping and praying that you have been safe. So sorry that you have had to leave your daughter, but am very happy that you are back “home”. You have had an adventure! I am a relief pharmacist, so I’ve had to work a lot the past month and a half. And yes Very close to the public! I started a 9 day vacation yesterday!! So now I am lucky to have some down time with my dogs and crafting! In fact I’m paper crafting right now…yippee! Love your new die of the month. It is beautiful. Am hoping to make that adorable typewriter this week too. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMay 3, 2020 - 4:15 pm

    Oh this is fabulous new addition!!ReplyCancel

  • CaroleMay 3, 2020 - 4:22 pm

    Your designs are always exquisite. I can’t imagine how you can still be so creative with all that has been going on in your life. You are so brave. I hope and pray that things will settle down a bit now for you as we’ve got enough to deal with during this crazy time.ReplyCancel

  • Carol DavisMay 3, 2020 - 4:30 pm

    Wow, Becca you really amaze me now! I had no idea what you were going through personally. And yet you come thru every month with so many beautiful ideas! I do hope things get put back together for you. Your journey has been a rough ride and now it is time for smooth sailing in your life. Blessings to you my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WMay 3, 2020 - 4:35 pm

    Wow somehow I missed the posting about you loosing your home and having to move etc. I hope all goes well with all of this. I love your dies and of course your creations are always fabulous. I attended a weekend in FL years ago and you were one of the teachers and i loved it. Take care and thank you for the gorgeous creations you inspire all of us!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 3, 2020 - 4:44 pm

    Another amazing die and the card and box are gorgeous as always. Wishing you all the best in your move back to Florida hopefully everything works out for you and keeping safe and healthy. We are are doing fine and card making have keep us sane. Doing a lot of thank you card for the people who are still working just to show the are appreciated. Take care and safe.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 3, 2020 - 4:58 pm

    Becca,
    I am so glad to hear that you are finally settled and glad you are back in Florida (for our one day meet up)! Am enjoying all the die of the months and your new blog. Have had a little more time to create. Had a little bout myself at the end of Jan. Now that they are doing the testing to determine if you had covid19, I am going to get tested. I tested negative for flue but even with z-pack and tamaflu was still in bed for 7 days.
    I hope that everything starts going in your direction my friend and have not idea how you managed still creating the wonderful products you did during this trying time. God is good everyday!!!
    Hugs
    AnnReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoMay 3, 2020 - 5:02 pm

    So glad your move went well and your travels went well. Your new products are tops and creations terrific. Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy HeltonMay 3, 2020 - 5:07 pm

    Becca, you are so amazing and a survivor for sure. I live in Central Florida so if you ever have to come this way, consider my home a place to stay and a home cooked meal. LOL. Your die this month is wonderful and I can’t wait to own it.
    On another note, would you mind telling me the name of the cutting machine you are using in your video?ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 3, 2020 - 5:16 pm

    Dear Becca, our amazing, inspiring paper grace! My journey with you hasn’t been that long and you have triumphed over so many obstacles. You are such a role model. Through it all, you continue to achieve at a high level despite the challenges.

    I have been so blessed through this current crisis. I have continued to be able to work, albeit reduced hours, without a loss of income. I have learned how to make song recordings to contribute to our online church services. Staying productive has helped me tremendously.

    I must say, receiving new dies every month is still exciting and is quite a bargain. The TLC you put into creating these sets make it a joy to be a Gracelet!

    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 3, 2020 - 5:28 pm

    OH BECCA! I’m SO SORRY to hear of your nomad existence! It is so unsettling when you don’t have a “home” to call your own, & little space too! I’ll be praying for you!

    I LOVE your projects with your new die this month! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! CAN’T WAIT to have it in hand!

    Fairing well here. Keeping busy with Spring Cleaning, & taking care of some new baby chicks! Life has been FULL here, even when we’ve been told to stay in! ;)<3ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersMay 3, 2020 - 5:36 pm

    Dear Becca,
    My heart aches for you. I have been off air for a while and i missed all that trauma you went through. However it hasn’t stopped your God given beautiful gift and talent. I pray that you find a ‘beautiful nest’ to settle in and continue to bless us with your beauty.
    I am sitting here thinking about your loss. I lost my home in a fire when a young mother with 2 little children (that was 54 years ago and I was not a crafter then) and I sometimes still think about the treasures I lost but God restores and knows your heart.
    Bless you dear girl and creating the beauty as you do is very healing and I appreciate and adore it. Your work is an inspiration to us all. Thank you. Stay safe.
    Love, Marcia….in OZReplyCancel

  • Sue DMay 3, 2020 - 5:56 pm

    Beautiful die and I like the versatility. Glad you are settling into your new home. Staying home and keeping safe. Keeping busy crafting and gardening.ReplyCancel

  • Nelly F ReyesMay 3, 2020 - 6:25 pm

    The Die is an art of work, Beautiful as always. So glad you’re back to Florida. May our God bless you. ??ReplyCancel

  • Bunny HoyleMay 3, 2020 - 6:55 pm

    Praise the Lord you had the strength to do all of that. Hopefully we here in Florida won’t have to deal with a hurricane this year or any year for that matter. It’s enough having to deal with the virus.

    I hope you won’t miss the beautiful mountains and the weather up in NC. We always thought about moving to the mountains but can’t seem to leave the beaches area.

    The new dies are beautiful and of course make for some lovely creations.ReplyCancel

  • MaryHMay 3, 2020 - 7:51 pm

    Dear Becca,

    You remind me of one of my favorite sayings, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” What an inspiring tale you had to share. Glad you shared your journey with us and know we are so impressed by your fortitude, strong will to overcome adversity and triumph of your current journey. Sorry you had to endure all these adversities! But so inspired by your desire to overcome all obstacles in your path and to do so with the determination to accomplish what is in your heart and produce such lovely products, videos and maintaining a business. By not letting obstacles keep you from achieving your hopes, goals, and dreams, you have shown us with hard work and resolve you can accomplish anything. You have literally been victorious over many problems in your life and set yourself on a path to a successful life, business and interpersonal relations. And you still found time to inspired us all and given such joy and satisfaction to all of your Gracelets. You are an amazing, caring person and designer. Thank you Grace and walk with God. Love this new APGDOM and look forward to making many projects with these dies! Another surpurb job!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 3, 2020 - 8:21 pm

    OOoooOOO Girl! That is another beautiful die set. Love the lacy look, as always. You know the way to my heart.

    But thinking of your past 18 months since Michael. Wow. I’ve had you in my prayers. That has been such a horrible situation for so many. No one really knows or understands how bad it has been for all of you. Just remember I’m still keeping you in my prayers as you navigate all of this. I hope the Lord will provide a more permanent, safe place for you to live.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMay 3, 2020 - 9:39 pm

    Hi Becca. What a journey you have been on, but I’m glad you’re safe and well and managing to adapt to your new home.
    I love the new die set, and your beautiful creations are absolutely stunning.
    Stay safe. Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • NOELIA ROMAN JIMENEZMay 3, 2020 - 10:14 pm

    Oh Becca. I hope you will be okay. The die is beautiful. As all you design. Hugs from Puerto Rico (Scrapbook Gallery). ?ReplyCancel

  • VickieMay 3, 2020 - 10:40 pm

    Absolutely amazing story and die set!! Becoming a club member is the best thing I have done I have not been disappointed in two years. You are and amazing woman truly blessed and it shows in every aspect of your live. Thank you so much for beautiful dies and Amazing inspirationReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 4, 2020 - 12:12 am

    Gorgeous projects with these beautiful dies!
    It’s sounds like you’ve had quite an adventure. Wishing you much peace as you settle in.
    I have been home a lot, and feeling very fortunate to be able to do that. I retired about 4 1/2 years ago from the grocery business and I’m thankful to be safe at home during this time. My hubby has been doing most of our errands and grocery shopping, and we have had a few curbside pick ups of groceries. That’s working well for us. Thankful also that my daughter is safe and is working from her home.ReplyCancel

  • karenladdMay 4, 2020 - 12:42 am

    Oh Becca, I can’t believe you had to pack and move during this stressful time and then still made your beautiful samples! You have a lot on your shoulders and really do deserve some rest. I’ll be praying that things improve for you soon and that you remain healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 4, 2020 - 3:30 am

    This is a beautiful die set and each project shows the elegance we all love from you! I hope you enjoy your new adventure! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • Melody WagnerMay 4, 2020 - 4:57 am

    Welcome back to Florida! We’re lucky to have you! You are amazing and an inspiration to us all. I look forward each month to what beautiful dies we’ll be receiving from the AMAZING PAPER GRACE die club. God bless you and I hope things will be easier for you this year!ReplyCancel

  • Jan S. AustraliaMay 4, 2020 - 7:11 am

    Becca, you are a very remarkable lady, and you have had to face so much in the past year or two, I am amazed that you have the strength to think about designing new a new die set, as beautiful as it is. Please take care of yourself, and put yourself first for a change. We will all still be your friends and followers, once you have time to catch your breath.
    God bless you ?ReplyCancel

  • Betty AldridgeMay 4, 2020 - 8:07 am

    Simply Breathtaking!!!!
    Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 4, 2020 - 8:11 am

    Becca you are a total inspiration. Not just in the world of craft but in life too. You have faced so many challenges in the last few years and beat them, by carrying on. Like you I need to be very careful with this coronavirus, it’s scary stuff. I have a condition called chiari Malformation which is basically a brain hernia. Everyday is different, sometimes good sometimes not, but I have to get on with it. I dropped my grand caliber and broke it and I’m not in a financial position to replace it so I’m stuck at the moment. I feel lost but what can I do… Just carry on regardless but I’m missing my crafting so much… I believe your faith carried you through. You were given a gift from God in your ability to create some of the most beautiful paper craft I’ve ever seen. Thank you for sharing your work with us, you truly are an inspiration to us all. Stay well, stay safe and God bless you ??????ReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 4, 2020 - 9:12 am

    WOW you are such a BRAVE lemonade maker with all the lemons you received! Gorgeous creations!!! Stay safe & well!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 4, 2020 - 11:29 am

    Becca, I have been with you since before John passed and I feel like you are a part of my own family in many ways. Hearing how much you have gone through brought me to tears … because you have gone through so many trials and tribulations. The Bible tells us to count it all joy as we are being tested of our faith and faith produces patience. It says to let patience have its perfect work , that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. That can be found in James 1:2-4. We have had to go through quite a lot lately our selves but we have not even come close to what all you have had to endure. Yet you continue to keep your eyes on Jesus and the real life to come. This earth and our possessions are not what it is all about. I will pray for you my friend . I wish I could give you a hug and a shoulder to lean on. I promise I will pray. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMay 4, 2020 - 12:35 pm

    Good to hear that you are safe. When one door closes God opens another one.ReplyCancel

  • Karen HaresMay 4, 2020 - 1:07 pm

    Wow Becca you have been through a lot and are very inspiring due to your bravery and strength. You’re right God gives you the strength we we need it. You are a strong person to look up to. Thank you for sharing your story. You are an encouraging person. God bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMay 4, 2020 - 1:14 pm

    I am so glad you are all moved. I give you kudos for driving with a trailer as I can barely drive my hubby’s king cab pickup!
    Everything is just beautiful as usual, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget LarsenMay 4, 2020 - 3:02 pm

    Oh wow you poor thing, its hard enough moving normally but with a house destroyed it is unimaginable what else you had to go through. I am sending you virtual hugsReplyCancel

  • Dianne PMay 4, 2020 - 7:56 pm

    Becky, am I surprised at your perseverance? Never! You are a survivor…and always have been!!
    Your creations are just lovely!! Your talents & ability to focus on such beautiful things, while accomplishing the unbelievable in your personal life, are truly admirable!
    Be safe, My Friend! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginMay 5, 2020 - 5:28 pm

    Bless your heart! God is good no matter what is going on in this world. He gives us the strength to do things we never thought we could. Thank you for sharing these beautiful dies with us. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • DorisMay 6, 2020 - 10:24 pm

    What a beautiful die set! Can hardly wait to get mine. I pray God will continue to give you the perseverance you need. I love your creations.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 7, 2020 - 3:26 am

    Oh Becca, what a busy and worrying time you’ve had! I do hope things will improve for you very soon. Amidst it all, you have come up with a most amazing die set. I don’t know how you do it, but they seem to get more beautiful every month! The projects you have made are stunning. We manage to get in a walk every day during the lockdown – our permitted fresh air and exercise. I’m keeping busy preparing for craft classes in the future and getting a lot of card making done too. Wishing you good luck and fortune with your task in getting back to some form of normality. Keep well and stay safe.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • MarshaMay 8, 2020 - 3:39 pm

    Beautiful fieReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleMay 25, 2020 - 10:49 am

    what an extraordinary woman you are! Not only are you extremely blessed with talent, you have a beautiful spirit that shines!
    I have “followed you” for years and I am never disappointed with you newest creations.
    Thank you for bringing so much love and beauty into our world!ReplyCancel

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