Don’t you just love a die that does double duty? We thought so! Today we’re are having a blog hop to show you how the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection can be used year around; after all, it’s not Christmas. No worries, Christmas is coming and we’ll press A Charming Christmas back into service this year but in the meantime, please join us for some year-round inspiration and a giveaway at the bottom of the post.
It’s Not Christmas but About A Charming Christmas
When I designed A Charming Christmas my goal was to leave you with lovely romantic frames to be paired with shapes and with charms. My thought was that if you leave the charms in the package, you have a lovely ‘everyday’ die that is begging to be used all year round. Hop around with us as we reintroduce you to the non-Christmas side of A Charming Christmas.
My Projects For Today
I’m happy to say that this beauty is now back in stock!! The die I’m showing today is S6-153 Charming Cottage Box.
This is one of my all time favorite dies because you can essentially make it into anything and use it for any occasion. I love to go into my die and glimmer plate stash looking for items to dress this up. If you think about it, even if you don’t have a big die stash, a strategic piece of scrapbook paper has the power to change this into any themed project.
My favorite use is to add a border. To one of the boxes I added a glimmered border by putting the border on the page before cutting. For the other, I die cut a border. This is my go to because it’s easy and it and makes me get out those lovely borders I have and use them. I cut the box, assemble the box and then tack the borders to the box with white glue – it doesn’t get easier than that.
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Smooth, Natural White
Accessories: Spellbinders A Charming Christmas Collection, Spellbinders Charming Cottage, Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders
Thank you for having a special look at the versatility of the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection. As a part of our hop we’re giving away an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from a previous month – based on availability. Leave a comment on each blog by May 24th and on May 25th, Becca will randomly pick and publish the winner. We encourage all of our international friends to participate! (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).
If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog. There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.
Here is our trail of inspiration for our Not for Christmas Blog Hop:
Visit Joanna – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Kate – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa – victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina – elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca – amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I know you will be happy to hear that indeed there are new Christmas Amazing Paper Grace dies coming and coming soon! Yes, we begin in Summer because Christmas will be here before you know it! In the meantime, there is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come. Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!
I’m so hoping my post finds you well! Just a note to say how much I enjoy reading your comments, as well as the positivity and kindness you all share. Even though I’m on Facebook and Instagram, it is here on the blog that I really enjoy sharing and am so blessed and thankful that many of you have been here for many years. I count you my friends :-)