Sweet friends it’s a glorious morning! I’m so tickled to share something with you today that is truly from my heart (and stick around, a surprise at the bottom of my post, a video link and a contest). Years ago I sketched out an idea on my desk and hoped and dreamed that one day I’d have to the tool in hand to create with. Today, that idea is here – it became the Graceful Frame Maker. It survived all my silly doubts and thoughts that people would think it was positively dumb and is a reminder to me to keep plugging along. The pieces of this card – the four pieces of my frame – have hung on my cabinet for the last two and a half years . . . reminding me to keep trying. It gives me a lot of joy to finally make it into a card and now I have the die that makes creating the card easy; today I’m so tickled to show you what inspired it all!
This Spellbinders Wrought Iron Die had been languishing in my stash – when I looked through the rest of the stash of dies I already owned, I realized how many of then could be used/repurposed the same way, to create a background or frame! I paired it with a Quietfire Design sentiment – Follow Your Dreams. Oh, how I love this frame! How many of your dies are just waiting to be transformed?
So right on the brink of CHA, today Spellbinders is peeking yet a new collection that I will have available – Vintage Elegance!! You must pop over here to have a quick look – CLICK HERE – scroll to the bottom of the Spellbinders post to enter the contest and leave some comment love over on that Spellbinders blog post if you have a moment today. Vintage Elegance is made up of sweet little pieces that add that special flair to your cards and features tags, pockets, folded flowers, Sentiment Medallions and my pride and joy, a mini booklet. I mean who couldn’t use a Spellbinders shopping spree? I’m over the moon – walk through the collection by watching the video that even has a sneak peek of my craft room!! Click here for the sneak peek video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCt2gNgBgE4
Stamps: Quietfire Design – Follow Your Dreams
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Iralamija – Digital Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Wrought Iron Die, Spellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, Recollections Pearls, Hug Snug Seam Tape – Rose Beige, Pearl Button from my Stash
I’m so excited – more goodies to play with. I’ll share more soon!