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Puttin’ On The Ritz

by on September 16, 2013

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Hi there blog friends, I hope you had a great weekend!!  I spent a little time this weekend getting inky and  I’m sharing new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Today is Day One of four days of new releases.  Can I just say that I love it when the mail man brings goodies. The sets that are being previewed today are amazing – today they harken back to the days of The Great Gatsby during the Art Deco age.  Clean lines and crisp color — the motifs were sleek and angular and everything was dripping with gold.  I love doing theme cards so I had to go back and do a little bit of research, but I loved what I was seeing.  My card today is made from the classic shapes that were dominant during the Art Deco age.

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I was tickled to pull out Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Circles LG and Spellbinders Circles SM.  The colorway is one of my favorites black, white and gold!!

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My card making idea was simple, I cut five of the nested pennants and arranged them in pyramid fashion with the bottom of the triangle at the top.  Each piece was edged with gold foil paper.  That motif was then added to a card base with a ribbon tied around it.  The triangle that holds the sentiment was hand cut.

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Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers stacked from the bottom up: Start out with a black Card Base 5-1/2″ x 7″,  foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″, white layer cut to 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, five nested pennants arranged as described above, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles SM, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles SM, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles LG, add hand cut triangle with sentiment, ribbon, bow and button. 

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Puttin On the Ritz
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Bazzill, Gold Foil
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Circles LG and Spellbinders Circles SMMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Gold Ribbon, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Lots to see with the other Design Team Members!!

Becca Feeken (you are here) • Jean Martin • Jeanne Jachna • Jennifer Holmes • Julia Aston • Kelly Schirmer • Kim Duran • Laurie Schmidlin • Lynn Mercurio • Renee Lynch • Theresa Kline • Tosha Leyendekker • Claire Brennan

Thanks for your ever so sweet comments yesterday.  I was glued to the computer watching Create and Craft TV and as always, the inspiration flooded my craft room!!  I even heard some of the comments that were called in – big hugs to everyone who watched.  All the cards that were shown were amazing – my special thanks to Sue Wilson (Particraft.blogspot.com).

 

Find more like this: *Nested Pennants, *Standard Circles LG, *Standard Circles SM, -Congratulation Cards, :Black, :Gold, :White, Stamping, Waltzingmouse, |Clean & Simple, |Elegant

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Crazy about Long Filigree Die Cut Cards

by on September 14, 2013

Card Making Ideas by Amazingpapergrace using Justrite Papercrafts – JustRite Custom Filigree Corners Die,  Just The Right Words, Spellbinders Back to Basic Tags
Hi there blog friends!!  I’ hope you’ll indulge me, today I’m showing another sample.   If you’re interested in card making ideas don’t forget about long cards.  I’ve made tall upright card in the past but I’m partial to the wide long card, and remember that a 4-1/8″ x 9″ card fits perfectly into a #10 business size envelope.  Not sure why I don’t think to make this layout more often.  Today I’m  using JustRite Custom Filigree Corners die.  This time around I’m using the smaller of the two corners – it is the perfect size for many projects.  So, I figured out that by placing two of the corners together you can form a perfect square.  Since there’s a small hole along the middle of each side, when combined the two holes are a perfect distance to thread a trinket pin.  I pulled the Friend sentiment from Just The Right Words and tied it onto the bow after stamping onto a tiny tag from Spellbinders Back to Basics.  I say this all the time but I’m serious, this is a simple card!!
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Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers stacked from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base 4-1/4″ x 9″,  foam tape, cream mat layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 8-1/2″, foam tape, green mat layer cut to  3-1/8″ x 7-7/8″, design paper layer cut to 3-1/4″ x 8″, foam tape, ribbon, three squares assembled from six small filigree corners, pearl flourish.   (This one is slightly oversized for a business envelope but most of my cards are sent in padded envies :-)

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: Justrite Papercrafts – Just The Right Words 
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Colorbox Victorian Parlor Design Paper, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  JustRite Custom Filigree Corners DieSpellbinders Back to Basic TagsRecollections Pearls, Recollections Pearl Flourish, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Trinket Pin,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Many of you asked yesterday, so I thought I would answer here – *yes* you can view the Create and Craft TV show from the United States.   Instructions are at the bottom of my post from yesterday – or click HERE!  In the meantime hugs!! Everyone was so sweet yesterday and a shout out to everyone that popped over to my blog to visit!

 

Find more like this: *Back to Basics Tags, *JustRite Filigree Corners, -For A Friend, :Cream, :Green, :Peach, JustRite Stampers, Stamping, |Elegant

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Who’s On Their Way to the U.K.?

by on September 13, 2013

Card Making Ideas by Amazingpapergrace using JustRite Custom Lacey Tiers, JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Four, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Garden Lattice Embossing Folder
Sweet friends, it’s been a whirlwind of a week!  So yes, I’ve hinted around a little that I have a cool piece of news to share.  It’s always hard to do the horn tooting thing but every little triumph is a cause to celebrate and an opportunity to be thankful.  So, in answer to my question who’s on their way to the UK –  My dies and stamps are on their way to the U.K.  I wish it were me, but I’m just as blessed and excited.  Let me explain….just like we have HSN in the US, across the pond is a wonderful show called Create and Craft TV.  So, some of my dies (JustRite Custom Filigree Corner Dies and JustRite Custom Lacey Tier Dies) are being shown on the show on Sunday, September 15th (I’ll have times and hints on how to view, below)!!  What that means is it’s easier for my international friends to pick these items up since a shipment has gone there.    My sweet friend Sue Wilson is a presenter on the TV show and asked me to send over some unique samples for the show. In fact, Sue is also showing sneak peeks on her blog www.particraft.blogspot.com today and has top secret samples of her own she will be demonstrating on Sunday. When you tune in, you’ll be able to get more ideas for using both Filigree Corners and Lacey Tiers dies.  On this show Sue is truly amazing to watch in action :-)

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My card making idea for today is one of the samples that I sent over for the TV show, it uses Lacey Tiers and by adding back in all the gold cut outs you get a different two toned look.  Gold is so hard to capture on camera but you can see it better in the close up. When I designed Lacey Tiers I had the thought that it would be used like stained glass with the stained glass part being the color in the knock outs.  By die cutting two motifs and backing one with sticky masking tape, you can replace the same colored cut outs with the other color.  I’ve done so much gold and white lately, but this one would look great and quite dressy in those colors.   Other dies that work in the design include JustRite Custom Vintage Labels Four,  Spellbinders Stately Circles, and Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A embossed with Spellbinders Garden Lattice Embossing Folder; the sentiment is from Justrite Papercrafts called Looking for a Sign.

Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ – I have a tutorial on Spellbinders Hinged Card Bases that will show you how to make oversized card bases from solid or filigree panels, if you have any questions.  Then stack foam tape, gold matting layer 5″ x 7″, die cut layer using 5×7 Matting Basics A embossed with Garden Lattice Embossing Folder, foam tape, die cut layer using frame from Lacey Tiers, foam tape, die cut layer using frame from Lacey Tiers, foam tape, die cut layer using Stately Circles, foam tape, die cut layer using round motif from Lacey Tiers.  Sentiment mounted on lower part of card with Vintage Labels Four.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED
Rubber Stamps: Justrite Papercrafts – Looking for a Sign
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Gold Mirror Board (Posterboard – Hobby Lobby), We R Memory Keepers Teal Cardstock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: JustRite Custom Lacey Tiers, JustRite Custom Vintage Labels FourSpellbinders Stately Circles, Spellbinders 5×7 Matting Basics ASpellbinders Garden Lattice Embossing Folder, Prima Flower, Prima Leaves, Cameo, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

So many of you will find this hard to believe, but my Mom doesn’t ever come to my blog and always nods pleasantly when I try to explain what I do.  I think I was so excited about this because when I tell her she might ‘get’ how big papercrafts are world wide and understand why we’re all so passionate about what we do, lol!!  My things are just a blip on the show, but there’s lots of other wonderful JustRite projects that will be shown and to put it simply, creativity *will* be in the air.

The air times are:

UK Time = Sunday 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 6pm
US Time = Sunday 7am to 9am (EST) and noon -1pm EST

All you need to do is jump on your computer then go to www.createandcraft.tv and click on “Watch Live TV”

So yes, we can watch from over here too!  I love watching and always come away totally inspired!!

 

Find more like this: *Lacey Tiers, *Stately Circles, -Encouragement, :Cream, :Green, Stamping, ^Garden Lattice, |Elegant, |Embossed Cards

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