Good morning sweet friends! Today’s post is long with pictures, inspiration and a Grand Card tip!! First of all let me say that I’ve caught up with mailing dies out to all prize winners – I’ll list below those who have claimed their dies so that I could get them into the mail. Otherwise, today I’ve made a Grand Dome Card Ensemble using Quietfire Design Stamps to create ready to go cards for several occasions in a sweet card caddy. Three Die sets were used from the Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignettes Collection by Spellbinders die sets: Grand Dome, Petite Double Bow and from the Venise Lace Collection I used the center from Marcheline Plume. The tiny tag (that I love hanging on things) comes from Graceful Tiny Tags.
Note: All Amazing Paper Grace Collections are 15% off at Scrapbook.com until midnight MST on Thursday, February 22nd they are grouped together —> HERE
For the Grand Dome Card Ensemble caddy is assembled just as I did in this video except I’m using only the front and the back, no inserts. I also use a side piece as a bottom piece and added a 12″ strip of paper for the handle.
Next, for the cards I cut them double as I do using the hinge method. The chads fall out of the front panel but do not fall out of the back panel with the 80lb paper I used. Then I added an extra panel on top with an aperture.
I love making these type of sets because it means I’ll have a variety of ready made cards on hand.
I used my favorite sentiments from Quietfire Design:
The Greatest Strength
The Best Thing – Believe in You
The Moment A Child is Born
Grand Card Tip:
Several people have asked how I get edges on a Grand Card (like the Grand Dome or the Grand Cabinet Card) without having the tabs pointing out on the side. The way the side piece dies are configured, you can cut with slots or without slots. For cards that have no tabs pointing out I simply flex and glued or taped down the tabs and covered with a duplicate side piece that has no slot!!
Stamps: Quietfire Design: The Greatest Strength, The Best Thing – Believe in You, Worry, The Moment A Child is Born
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders, Grand Dome, Petite Double Bow, Marcheline Plume, Graceful Tiny Tags.
Now, here are the winners, who won dies, whose prizes have been mailed!! If your name is not on the list and you claimed a prize (within two weeks of announcement) from one of the blog hops – please reach out to me.
Crafty Cruiser (Doreen R)
Kathy Jo Woods – I’m a Little Teapot
Sandy Artman – coming directly from Spellbinders
And now for an inspiration treat, this week the Creative Team is showcasing Z Cards today and they are gorgeous!! I love what everyone has done with the single elements from the 3D Vignettes and a Z Card is a nice way to overlap the two layering elements. These are cards that can be done without the Grand Bases and need only layered elements and embellishments :-)
Layered Happy Birthday
Petite Double Bow
Grand Dome center element
Layered Happy Birthday
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Oh my, these are all so lovely…great job everyone love em…tfs
Lovely cards and great design ideas.
Beautiful inspiration today! Thank you everyone for sharing your creations. I can’t get enough of these new dies!
Wow, Wow, Wow! Becca, your designs are absolutely amazing! So, so beautiful. Your design team have surpassed themselves too with their wonderful creations. I am in awe!
Wonderful work! Beautiful paper & layout, working with these awesome dies!
Oh, I love the sweet card caddy! So pretty. Love the tiny tag/charm. Love the shaped cards too. Lovely set Becca!
OH BECCA! EVERYONE did a FANTASTIC JOB today!!! My heart is full with seeing your teams work today! AND seeing YOUR WORK just makes my heart FLIP! SO ELEGANT & GORGEOUS, FEMININE & DELICATE!!!! AND THANK YOU too, for the die that is coming!!!! ;) CAN’T WAIT to play!!! ;) You KNOW what I’ll be doing, watching for the mail man!!! LOL ((((HUGS!)))
Hi Becca, Just received my first set of the new dies and I cut some last nght, they cut like a hot knife thru butter. Have to watch the video once more for the assembly. One of your dies that I ordered from Spellbinders was not in stock so I went ahead and bought it from ebay (someone whom I have bought quite a few and she sends them out really fast). So excited about working with these “amazing” dies that you have created. You are a gem my friend!!!!!And all of the designers on your team are excellent.
I love the inspiration you and your team continue to WOW us with. Each project is a beautiful work of art!
What beautiful cards. I like the idea of making a batch and having them ready to await a suitable occasion. Then it’s just a choice of the right sentiment and bow/flowers to finish them off. Thanks for the inspiration!
Becca, your ensemble is stunning, simply stunning! You’re a genius!
Just beautiful all of you have done some gorgeous inspiration
for us to try !
Congrats to all the winners Hugs Pam XXX
Ps Quietfire sentements are beautiful well done to Susan X
Hi Becca, Love all the cards! They are so beautiful.
Congratulations to the winners! These cards are beautiful. Very inspiring.
Oh Becca and creative team, I am quite impressed with all the cards, you are an amazing group of women, such talent. These are beautiful samples you are sharing, I’m just in awe of them all.
Every card by the Design team is gorgeous, but your design is as always, BECCALICIOUS!!
Your Gramd Dome card caddy and cards are gorgeous!! Your DT’s cards are beautiful as well!! Am sending you another email.
Oh my! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pale pink collection. On my wish list, but a number of companies are out of stock here in the UK! Why am I not surprised….? :o)