Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month Club

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke
Sweet friends, it’s here!!  Today my new Die of the Month – Softy Spoke’n Flip and Gatefold Card is available!!!  This is always an exciting day for me – a reveal.  I worry over these things like a mother hen, always wanting to make sure I’m offering something that is stash-worthy, that it will allow you to make many things, that when your recipient gets your cards they will gasp and that you get a great value packed with options.  It’s very easy to design a die but it’s the other stuff – extra planning, consideration and forethought on uses that goes into the mix that makes a great die.   November’s Die of the month sold out and I wanted to say thank you!

About Softly Spoke’n

Softly Spoke’n is a set of 9 dies that have to be one of the most versatile sets I’ve made to date. The main motif is characterized by a lovely design of spokes that are punctuated by mini dots — very much in the style of Gingerbread Architecture — that are the perfect landing place for a gem or pearl. Out of the box, this card makes a no-brainer gatefold card without any calculating or measuring.  But, the wonderful thing is that the combination of dies can be transformed into an you dream of – a gatefold card, a goodies box, a basket, a pocket card, a candle wrap, a background, tags.  There are enough rims, inlays and pieces in the kit that give you the flexibility to use the dies any way you want.

Here is a card making tutorial video ——-> HERE

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Softly Spoke’n Tips and Tricks

Here’s how it works – this is a 6″ die and on one of the four sides (for flexibility of use) there is a score line instead of a cut line.

Want to make a 6″ x 6″ card?  With paper that is 6″ x 6-1/4″ cut once. Since this is an intricate die, I recommend turning up to 90 degrees and running it through your machine again.  Trim along score line.  That will give you a background.

Want to make a gatefold card?  With paper that is 6″ x 12″ cut once, orienting your paper so that the scoreline of the die is at the bottom.  Since this is an intricate die, I recommend turning slightly up to 30 degrees and running it through your machine again.   This will give you a 12″ panel and you need two of these.  Fold on scorelines – there is a scoreline in the center of the motif and a scoreline at the 6″ mark.  Overlap and adhere the two solid parts of the panel.  As your motifs fold toward the center you will get a double thickness on the spoked detail, adhere those two thicknesses together to give you a solid flap on your gatefold.  Add your embellishments and a closure.

Options!  If you don’t want to cut the whole front of the card at once, you can break it down.  Run through the square frame of the die that also cuts the oval then add your inlay or inlays and run through a second time.

By the way, there is a packaging insert that comes with the Die of the Month that will show you how to put this card together.  Since it was my main inspiration I wanted to show it here.  For this particular card, I used a Quietfire Design sentiment from the If You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set.   I have several inspiration posts planned (while the die is available).

Amazing Paper Grace December 2018 Die of the Month by Spellbinders - Softly Spoke

Want to see more of what I made with the die?  Pop right over to THIS POST on the Spellbinders Blog and you’ll see some additional items I created!


Stamps: Quietfire DesignIf You Don’t Believe in Miracles Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill, Gold Foil Paper
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersSofty Spoke’n Flip and Gatefold Cardpost-header-bottom

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  I’ll be back soon with more inspiration!!


  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaDecember 1, 2018 - 10:55 am

    Good morning Becca, congratulations this is going to be a winner!!! It’s absolutely lush!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 1, 2018 - 10:57 am

    Wow Becca. This is absolutely fantastic and will, I am sure, be a very quick sell out. The projects you have made are so, so beautiful. Congratulations on another winner.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 1, 2018 - 11:39 am

    Wow that’s so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 1, 2018 - 12:01 pm

    Can anyone help? I’ve been trying to get on spellbinders to join club, but it NEVER will open for me? Any clues…can I join from becca site? Please and thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Kristine VencelDecember 1, 2018 - 8:21 pm

      Are you going to Spellbinders website? You can try clicking on the link in this email. It is near the top of the post. Click on the name of this nw die. It should take you right to the correct spot.
      Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

  • LisaDecember 1, 2018 - 12:38 pm

    I’m so happy I signed up for you die club! I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. You are a true Artist. Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • KathyDecember 1, 2018 - 1:16 pm

      Wish I could get web page to open…I wanna join so badly…glad you like yours!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyDecember 1, 2018 - 12:39 pm

    beautiful,but will it work on a Big Shot?ReplyCancel

  • Mary HortonDecember 1, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    This set is more than Stash-worthy; it is awe-inspiring and breathtaking! I waited with anticipation for this month’s set and you did not disappoint. I cannot wait to get this set in my hands. I hope you consider (for us newbies) doing another video to show us how to make the box and also a tea light holder! THANK YOU for always providing us with such beautiful options – you make card making so much fun.ReplyCancel

    • Margaret BernardDecember 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm

      I have the die and it is beautiful!!
      Could you please go a little slower and speak when you show the directions? It is hard for some of us to follow and that gets frustrating. I’m so anxious to make all the beautiful things the die does. Besides your voice is soothing to listen to. Please and Thank youReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 1, 2018 - 2:06 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I hope we get to see more projects using this lovely die set.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 1, 2018 - 2:33 pm

    Hi Becca beautiful card. I don’t think anyone would ever be disappointed with any of your dies they are always so lovely and you are truly an inspiration to the craft world. Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 1, 2018 - 2:53 pm

    Hi Becca! You’ve BRIGHTENED MY DAY with your post! (I’m coughing & sneezing here….LOL) LOVE this new design! Your card of inspiration makes me think of a wedding card with the two rings coming together so nicely in the center! SUCH A GORGEOUS DESIGN!!! I showed it to my hubby & he liked it too! ;) LOVE ALL the spindles on this too—makes me think of a Victorian Home. SIGH! I SO LOOK FORWARD to this coming in the mail!!! ;)(Your other designs with this new die look WONDERFUL!!! LOVE the little box/purse, & the unique card you made with this too!!!! :D) You know how to make us HAPPY!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette WilliamsDecember 1, 2018 - 3:14 pm

    Im new to your site. Very pretty die. I saw on Instagram and had to see more.
    Ill be on here more often.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 1, 2018 - 3:19 pm

    Another fab die, Becca! You just keep hitting the ball out of the park!

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 1, 2018 - 3:33 pm

    Oh my goodness, this will make me well in no time. This is totally spectacular! and I can’t wait to get it. Thanks for speaking with me today you are such a special beautiful person!!

  • BunnyDecember 1, 2018 - 4:13 pm

    My goodness…………what a beautiful set. The card is stunning. Way to go, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Jan JDecember 1, 2018 - 4:41 pm

    LOVE this new die. . .I am so glad I joined club! I hope you will show us how to make the box. . PLEASE??ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 1, 2018 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca, What a lovely card the die is gorgeous
    you have done it again lucky club members go girls !
    Don’t know if you are home or will be for Christmas
    but hope you are getting there.
    Fires floods and all seems the norm lately everywhere
    so sorry for the people who are caught up in these events !
    Take care much love Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Pam MatthewsDecember 1, 2018 - 6:59 pm

    Stunning!! Will we ever be able to buy this die in Australia?ReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonDecember 1, 2018 - 11:25 pm

    Another beautiful creation! So happy I subscribed. Will there be a tutorial to make the purse?ReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyDecember 2, 2018 - 11:07 am

    Love it!ReplyCancel

  • CHelseaDecember 2, 2018 - 11:10 am

    Beautiful die, Becca. I know it will be a popular one for you. So versatile! Thanks for sharing the inspiration and creativity with us!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"December 2, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    QUESTION PLEASE… Hi Becca or any one else who might know… I went into my stash of dies and found Amazing Paper Grace’s BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES dies from the Wedding Collection. When I bought it I tried to find a video somewhere on the web that would explain how to use each of the pieces. I finally gave up with the hopes that I would find help later on. I pulled these dies out again and tried searching again to no avail. Could you tell me where I can find help on exactly how to make use of these dies. I would surely appreciate it. By the way Becca, lovely card as always. Remembering you in my prayers and hoping you are getting back to normal after all the damage to your home. Hugs to all…. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:19 am

      I will make a video soon using this. In my video I’ll explain why you haven’t been able to find anything on it :-) This is the perfect die to use with Bow Helpers and Closures!!ReplyCancel

      • Denice with a "c"December 6, 2018 - 10:52 am

        Oh thank you so much. I am so looking forward to using these dies and I know they will live up to my expectations …. as soon as I know how to use them… LOL…
        Many hugs, Denice with a “C”

  • Jennifer UKDecember 2, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful and brilliant Becca!
    You have no idea how much it hurts to see these and not be able to afford UK. But i do have nearly all of your collections so i guess i’m lucky girl in that respect.

    Keep dazzling us!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:24 am

      Sweet pea, I do know, I really do. I’m losing sleep over this. I’m simply the artist and Spellbinders makes all the decisions. My UK and International friends are extremely important to me!! I hope you’ll send them a note saying what you’ve said here – to: customersupport@spellbinders.usReplyCancel

  • MiluDecember 2, 2018 - 6:49 pm

    I would love to get one! How can we get one of these dies Becca?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenDecember 5, 2018 - 9:18 am

      Milu, pop over to the Spellbinders website, click Clubs then click APG Die of the Month club. You can sign up there – it is easy!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwDecember 3, 2018 - 10:19 am

    Love all your dies Becca! And this card is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamDecember 3, 2018 - 8:36 pm

    I made a GREAT decision to sign up for these monthly!!!ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryDecember 4, 2018 - 5:16 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that your ind. co. id giving you such a hard timeReplyCancel

  • Ewelina PankaDecember 10, 2018 - 1:39 pm

    WOW! absolutely exquisite!!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelDecember 15, 2018 - 12:21 pm

    Hi Becca I received my die cut absolutely beautiful. I did see that you made a purse/bag with this die cut. Where can I find how this beautiful purse/bag was made. I would like to make as a wedding gift. Thank you for your help. Have a good weekend.ReplyCancel