Introducing The Gilded Age Collection Blog Hop

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see
Greetings glimmeristas!    Today, we are launching The Gilded Age – a small glimmer collection with some exquisite plates.  Join us as we introduce five new Glimmer Sets (some with dies) and 1 brand new Die Set that has matching glimmer plates. We’ve eased into the beautiful habit of building card layers and layering frames with foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Foil System.   These metal plates are just like stamps and can be used for letterpress and deep embossing as well as transferring gorgeous foils to many items.  So, welcome to The Gilded Age Collection – I’d love the share the inspiration for the collection below.

Inspiration for The Gilded Age

I have a romantic fascination with days gone by and the beautiful, fragile relics that survive to create our memories. The Gilded Age is a look back to a time when beautiful things were all around and each item had a story tied to it.  Fineries were hard earned and treasured, garnered with much pride and bathed with love and sentimental value.  Whether in art or clothes or architecture, the timeless glamour of the era thankfully punctuates our lives today.
It was an age where dreamers knew no bounds in decorating and inventing, paving the way for exquisite art, extravagant embellishment and a level of grandeur that defies simplicity.   We’re fortunate that traces of the era live on.  One of our present day methods of gilding comes in the way of foiling. Once only able to be carried out at prints shops, it was an expensive process that signaled exceptional taste; your eyes can’t help but be drawn to it.
In the collection, I’ve curated a couple of looks inspired by a ladies stationary desk.  A desk where she might sit a compose “Thank You” notes with care and attention to detail using her coveted fineries of the day.  Each plate in the collection delivers a mark that can be considered hallmarks of fine penmanship and papers.  I’m convinced that each of us has a mark, an indelible mark – the tools are there, calling out for us to use them.

My Projects For Today:

I’m tickled to introduce GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel.  It contains both dies and plates.

It is a glimmer plate that three of us are introducing.  We will each show you a different technique for displaying these sweet swirls.  My representation is as a “Shaped Panel”.

 Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see


Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see

Here is what the plates actually look like:

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see

I so loved working with this set because of the multiple ways it can be used!!  I’m using it one way, and both Kate and Judy on the link list below are using it in a totally different way.  My hope was that it would be used as a ‘shaped panel’ and it’s a bit unique.  For my first card here’s what I did:

  • I laid out the dies for reference, then laid the plates into place.
  • Before glimmering – I removed the dies as they were just for reference.
  • After glimmering, I then die cut the panel.
  • For the shadow layer, I simply moved my dies 1/4″ further apart giving me a larger diecut.

I love the depth that the shadow gives and having it all in one panel give a unique yet polished look!!

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see

Here is another colorway and the panel is rotated horizontally :-)

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see
Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-119 Gilded Leaves Shaped Panel for details see


These plates are available right now on the Spellbinders website —–> HERE


In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post and every Creative Team Members post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from any previous collection.

There are three dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on the combination of our seven blogs on the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop post between March 17 and March 22, 2018, at midnight US Central Time.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on March 23rd.  (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection.  There will be a total of three dies and a winner can win once among all the blogs.  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.  When sent, you will get an email that your die is on the way. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Creative Team:

Visit Joanna   –
Visit Teresa   –
Visit Melissa  – 
Visit Ewelina –
Visit Judy       –
Visit Kate       –
Visit Becca     –

Thanks so much for joining us for the Introducing The Gilded Age Blog Hop.  We hope you’ll find a little bit of inspiration along the way!  Don’t forget to leave a comment to tell us which plate you like best – do you have a favorite?  Have you tried Glimmer yet?  What’s your favorite way to use foils?  If you are new glimmer you can see this post for answers to frequently asked questions ——-> HERE.


  • Mary H.March 17, 2019 - 9:21 am

    Becca congratulations on yet another beautiful set of creations that I have been watching. I must admit I wanted to see what would be announced today and started looking at 1 AM this morning. Yes, I admit I was excited as excited as when a child at Christmas! Thanks again for this gift and the joy from using them. I am torn between Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate as my favorites. I haven’t tried Glimmer yet but look forward to treating myself in the future.ReplyCancel

  • KathymMarch 17, 2019 - 9:43 am

    So very beautiful!!! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMarch 17, 2019 - 9:50 am

    Good morning Becca, oh my goodness!!!
    All the samples are gorgeous!!!
    Well done on another winner!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • RaquelMarch 17, 2019 - 9:53 am

    Good morning Becca. Happy St Patrick’s Day. May he bring you lots of luck and blessings.

    Beautiful creation. Love the delicate and elegant look. RaquelReplyCancel

  • JoannaMarch 17, 2019 - 10:05 am

    Stunning card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Pam DugasMarch 17, 2019 - 10:09 am

    OMG I am so in love with these Glimmer plates and die set…..ReplyCancel

  • Christine R.March 17, 2019 - 10:17 am

    These are beautiful. I haven’t gotten the machine yet but keep seriously thinking about it every time I see these dies.ReplyCancel

  • SharaineMarch 17, 2019 - 10:25 am

    Lovely, I love getting the AMG monthly dies and now these lovely Glimmer Foil dies so much creative inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie RogersMarch 17, 2019 - 10:39 am

    I love this new set! Oh, the possibilities are endless??ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 17, 2019 - 11:06 am

    This card is absolutely stunning. Becca you have done it again a beautiful glimmer plate. Your work is is always so elegant. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 17, 2019 - 11:21 am

    Becca, seeing how you used the Gilded Leaves Glimmer Die has helped me fall in love with it! AS ALWAYS, SUCH AN ELEGANT CARD!!! LOVE the little swirl you added in one of the opposite corners as well. I am ALWAYS IN AWE!!! A FABULOUS HOP!!! EVERYONE did a WONDERFUL JOB featuring this collection! LOOOVE Judy’s little journals! I’ve been wanting to try the stamping with these glimmer plates! I DO have a Glimmer Machine–got it for Christmas! “My favorite” is hard to choose, because I want them ALLL!!! LOL My husband knows it too! My favorite way to use these dies, is to use them on a card front, with a lined image that I color. Usually flowers. The foiling looks like it is weaving in & out of the florals I do, like a ribbon! I’m ALWAYS trying to think of how to use my Glimmer Machine on every card I make now! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these Glimmer Dies!!! ;)I am working on trying to figure out HOW to use them on your most intricate dies that I have…… I think a wedding card is coming up too….. ;)ReplyCancel

  • PA808March 17, 2019 - 11:21 am

    Becca…I absolutely Love your Designs! They are so CAS and Elegant! Looking forward to playing with your Gilding Collection especially, your flourish glimmer and die sets! Great Work! Well Done!ReplyCancel

  • Romanoni AdaMarch 17, 2019 - 11:22 am

    Che eleganza e che raffinatezza…hugs AdaReplyCancel

  • EarlineMarch 17, 2019 - 1:21 pm

    What lovely cards you have madeReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMarch 17, 2019 - 1:27 pm

    Well Becca, you’ve done it again! Absolutely fabulous collection! Your cards are really gorgeous and your design team have also come up trumps with their take on the different plates and dies. Truly amazing! I don’t own a glimmer machine – yet – but love the inspiration from you and all your design team.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • BeverlyMarch 17, 2019 - 3:08 pm

    Becca, You have done it again. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Judy HayesMarch 17, 2019 - 3:11 pm

    Simply gorgeousness!!!! So awesome Becca! Beautiful collection! You always inspire me with your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerMarch 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm

    This is a very elegant die!. I am in love with it!!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"March 17, 2019 - 5:39 pm

    Stunning cards as usual. Thank you so much for all the inspiration. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 17, 2019 - 9:46 pm

    Such beautiful creations! the Glimmer Sets are just lovely and add an elegant detail to the cards!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMarch 17, 2019 - 10:40 pm

    Love your beautiful work and love your elegant dies and gilded cards!ReplyCancel

  • Janice E BrummettMarch 17, 2019 - 11:05 pm

    Beautiful die that creates a beautiful card. I really miss your beautiful weekly creations-which is selfish on my part! However, I am so thrilled you have this wonderful opportunity to design these beautiful dies. So I eagerly await the monthly die release. Spellbinders are very blessed to have you.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaMarch 17, 2019 - 11:12 pm

    Pretty card but I have absolutely no idea of how to do the gilding techniqueReplyCancel

  • Tracy CasilMarch 18, 2019 - 1:34 am

    Beautiful cards! I love the glimmer!ReplyCancel

  • karenladdMarch 18, 2019 - 1:51 am

    As always, your DT just awes and amazes me with their exquisite designs. These glimmer plates are so unique and I’m going to have to learn more about them. You always inspire me with your beautiful and creative style Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Pam NuttingMarch 18, 2019 - 4:47 am

    Such gorgeous cards! I am adding these lovely glimmer plates to my wish list.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMarch 18, 2019 - 5:27 am

    Never tries using glimmer/foilyet. Love your cards.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMarch 18, 2019 - 5:31 am

    Love this whole release so it’s really hard to decide which plates and dies are my favorite. Your cards are consistently glorgeous and jaw droppers which makes it doubly hard to pick a favorite. Thanks Becca for your generosity in this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyMarch 18, 2019 - 5:59 am

    Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMarch 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm

    Love this collection! Your dies are always AWESOME.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayMarch 18, 2019 - 7:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning! I LOVE those magnolia flowers on the 2nd card…I wonder where that die is located? I am new to card-making, just bought a Gemini cutter/embosser.ReplyCancel

  • Dora BrownMarch 18, 2019 - 9:57 pm

    Love the ways these plated and dies have been used. Thanks for all the beautiful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Jaana HänninenMarch 19, 2019 - 2:03 am

    Lovely card and beautiful collection!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy WMarch 19, 2019 - 4:51 am

    Absolutely beautiful. I think this would make a georgeous invitation. Leaves are so elegant and can be used for any occasion. Thanks so sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMarch 19, 2019 - 8:34 am

    I just love both of your cards but that second one really speaks to me. Must be the flower :)ReplyCancel

  • Lin Z.March 19, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    Love love your cards! They are always so beautiful! Actually your new hot foil stamp dies got me final decided to purchase the Glimmer machine – it’s on the way right at the comment and I can’t wait to try out different techniques you have shown so far. Keep them coming! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMarch 19, 2019 - 3:13 pm

    Becca, these are such beautifully elegant cards and these gilded age plates are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lori PodolskyMarch 20, 2019 - 7:10 am

    Your cards are always so elegant, delicate and sophisticated, Becca! These dies are exquisite. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win. You rock!ReplyCancel

  • Sue DMarch 20, 2019 - 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous cards.
    My fave is the gilded nested rectangle.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMarch 21, 2019 - 1:17 pm

    Love the dies and what a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Rosalie V.March 22, 2019 - 2:34 am


  • jennyMarch 22, 2019 - 11:57 am

    Yesterday i took delivery of your gorgeous, gorgeous Vintage Treasure dies 4 sets with another on its way. These have to be your best collection yet. Just love the theme that runs through them all. My crafty friend and i usually don’t by craft stuff during lent, but this year we had an amnesty for Becca Feeken’s vintage treasures after seeing them on your Creativation video in January. Thank you they are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • shartlMarch 22, 2019 - 5:52 pm

    Just when I think you can’t get even more creative, you come up with these! I love the elegant touches from these glimmer dies and stamps and my favorites are the rectangles and leaves.ReplyCancel

  • Linda RMarch 22, 2019 - 6:47 pm

    I have several items from your Glimmer collection and I just love them. They are easy to use and produce such attractive results. I am excited about the new additions to the line and I can’t wait to try them. They will add that Becca elegance to my work!ReplyCancel

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  • Marilyn in E~TownMarch 23, 2019 - 8:13 pm

    Beautiful card and an amazingly perfect sentiment! You so, so inspire me, thank you?ReplyCancel

  • Feriba GrimesMarch 25, 2019 - 8:56 am

    I feel like my brain is on fire after looking at the beautiful cards and ideas.A foil machine is on the top of my Christmas list.
    Thank you so much Becca !ReplyCancel

  • DonnaMarch 25, 2019 - 12:14 pm

    Very elegant cards. Love your new release.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie E.March 25, 2019 - 1:35 pm

    Your projects are all stunning. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey A GouldMarch 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm

    You do such beautiful work. I can only hope to be half as good as you as I learn.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 27, 2019 - 4:49 pm

    You do it every time, Becca! Amazing! Love the die to co-ordinate – such a great idea!

  • gail fenkellMarch 28, 2019 - 12:05 pm

    Every one has done an awesome job. Love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMarch 30, 2019 - 4:14 pm

    Stunning card! Where is this sentiment from? I love it!ReplyCancel