Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer | Elena Ivanova-Dineva

Every month we welcome a new Guest Designer to the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  We wait with bated breath to see their first designs and it’s always a revelation how someone with another style set processes the same dies we use day to day.  Please welcome Elena Ivanova-Dineva to the blog.  When we were introduced to her images to us, we were blown away by the styling and detail and we think you will be too.

Be sure to take a peek at her Elena’s Handmade blog every week of December 2019, for a new creation using Amazing Paper Grace dies.  In the meantime, let me introduce you to Elena!

Hi! My name is Elena.

I started my crafting journey way back in 2000 after being asked from a friend If I would make little greeting cards for her flower shop. Another friend of mine introduced me to papercrafts. I was hooked and since then and I have never stopped exploring the scrapbooking world.

I have always loved art and crafts from a very young age. Sewing and knitting were my favourite hobbies as a child inherited from my grandmother, who was a fashionista and seamstress.   During my crafter life, I have delved into different techniques and styles. I took to rubber and digital stamping, embossing techniques, Copic colouring, mixed media, dimensional projects, scrapbook albums and of course card making.  My last passion is making foamiran flowers which are an amazing addition to my scrapbook projects. Besides flowers for small projects, I love making real looking flowers and flower accessories.

I am happily married to my student sweetheart. We live in Bristol, UK, with our beloved teen daughter. My family is completed by our ragdoll cat Millie who is the princess of the house. I love to create and inspire other crafters.

It is a big pleasure to be a part of the Amazing Paper Grace Team as a Guest Designer.



Elegant Inspiration by Elena Ivanova-Dineva

This is a simply charming creation by Elena using the Grand Dome 3D Vignette. Instead of using the diecut inserts you can use with Vignettes, she used a delightful set of design papers to create the depth in this diorama.  It’s absolutely enchanting and an absolute showstopping piece for Christmas!!

Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Elena Ivanova-Dineva shares a beautiful creation using S6-136 Grand Dome 3D Vignette - see full post at
I just love the depth and dimension.  What a brilliant use of design paper.  It gives you endless possibilities with 3D Vignettes.


Please stop by tomorrow, on December 1st, for your first peek at the Amazing Paper Grace December Die of the Month, the Rose and Filigree Duo Slip In card.  I’ll give you a hint: this month is a twofer – you get a duo of dies that will have you making quick, but classic cards!  See you soon.

  • Becky GreenNovember 30, 2019 - 8:56 am

    WHAT A COLORFUL & GORGEOUS CREATION, Elena!!! LOVE your use of paper elements/ephemera to create your card! It is GORGEOUS!!! WHOEVER receives this will be BLOWN AWAY!!! ;) I look forward to seeing what you bring us this month!! AND WHAT A TEASE for the APG Die of the Month!!! CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us, Becca!!! ;)<3ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Becky!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 30, 2019 - 9:50 am

    Lovely! What an enchanting vignette! I’m looking forward to seeing what other treasures Elena has in store for us this month.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:03 pm

      Dear Chelsea, thank you for your lovely words.ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyNovember 30, 2019 - 11:03 am

    Elena, your card is not just amazing, but absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I NEVER would have thought to use the vignette dies the way that you make them! Thank you for broadening my horizons. I can’t wait to follow your lead!ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:13 pm

      I would love to see your creation, Carol. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa BushNovember 30, 2019 - 11:43 am

    What an absolutely amazing piece! I love the depth of the design and beautiful colors. This would make a wonderful Christmas gift. I look forward to seeing more of her designs.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:38 pm

      Thank you very much, Theresa. I am on cloud nine reading your comment and the comments of other ladies.
      I couldn’t imagine I would receive such amazing feedback.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 30, 2019 - 1:40 pm

    Nice change of pace after Black Friday hallaballough! Guess that is a word!
    Anyway, welcome to Elena and love your use of the ephemera in the background. I never would of thought about doing something like that.
    Becca, so excited to see the new die of the month tomorrow!! Hope
    you had a great THANKSGIVING! We are THANKFUL for you and your awesome and amazing designs you give us each month!

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:06 pm

      Dear Ann, thank you so much for the positive feedback.ReplyCancel

  • Lori mDecember 1, 2019 - 7:26 am

    Gorgeous, beautiful winter scene and keepsake project for someone to cherish for years. Lori mReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:07 pm

      Thank you very much, Lori.ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdDecember 1, 2019 - 11:53 am

    What a stunning work of art! I absolutely love her use of fussy cut images and patterned papers. Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:10 pm

      Such beautiful words. Thank you so much, Katie.ReplyCancel

  • Denice : )December 2, 2019 - 7:10 am

    This is just wonderful. What a nice way to use the papers and the colors go together so well. thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

    • ElenaDecember 3, 2019 - 12:11 pm

      You’re welcome, Denice.
      Thank you so much for your comment.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonDecember 4, 2019 - 2:38 pm

    Wow! Beautiful and amazing! Love the design and layers and dimension! tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • ElenaDecember 7, 2019 - 12:16 pm

    Thank you so much dear Christine ??ReplyCancel