Good morning friends! Yes, I have a card today showing how to turn a rectangle to square, but first I wanted to let you all know what it means to me to have your friendly voices to turn to each day that I post. I hope I’m encouraging you to create but more than anything I adore the friendships and sweet words of understanding that flow in each day. It gives me energy. And even for those who don’t type a comment, I feel you. I feel your approval, I feel your kindness, I feel your kinship, I feel you lifting me up. I only hope that I give back as much of the kindness and caring as I receive here.
That leads me to an inspirational card I want to share today. I know you all love it when I pull out dies you already have. It’s been a while since I touched the Graceful Frame Maker so I was excited to get it out. If you are new to the blog and haven’t seen how this die works, I have a video —–> HERE. This die takes a panel of paper and miters it into four identical pieces. To me this is like a wildcard die, because you can create so many unexpected things with it. Today the end result is that I’m taking the Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die and turning its rectangle shape into a square. I’ll embellish it using the new Hemstitch Ovals Die and Cinch and Go Flowers III Dies.
Changing from Rectangle to Square
I cut two of the Bella Rose Lattice Layering Die and then cut the template in half.
I used the Graceful Frame Maker to miter those two pieces at and the same time and did that twice to get four pieces.
The four pieces are reassembled by taping them together along the back with scotch tape.
Voila, instant new background that goes from rectangle to square card in a heartbeat.
Making the Card
- Start with a 6″x 6″card base.
- Layer your new background on top of a 5-5/8″ x 5-5/8″ with doubly stacked foam tape onto a tan panel matted with cream.
- Cut two layers from Hemstitch Ovals – a cream one with no aperture (bottom) and a tan one with an open aperture (top).
- Create the next layer with the two Hemstitch Ovals Die layers adhered together with doubly stacked foam tape.
- Adhere to base with doubly stacked foam tape.
- Embellish with clusters of Cinch and Go III Flowers and a bow glued into place.
Stamps: From my stash
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White Card Stock, Neenah Classic Crest – Desert Storm Card Stock, Bazzill (green)
Ink: Ranger Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Bella Rose Lattice Frame, Spellbinders Hemstitch Ovals, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers III, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Recollection Pearl Stickers, Recollections mini gold brads, 3M Foam Tape
I hope this inspires!! Look for more from me and soon!!
As much as I love your amazing cards, I am uplifted by your sweet words. Thank You
I love love love all your cards. I aspire to make cards just like yours. And your loving and kind spirit is reflected in your cards. Have a blessed day.
Good morning Becca. Another beautiful creation. Becca you create beautiful cards because you have and share some great and meaningful words from your heart. You continue to inspire me to look at each day with a positive smile and thoughts. Thank you for sharing your talents and most of all your caring heart. Blessings always for good health and love.
Amazing Becca … so nice to see how the adaptations you make such a different result. Plus, create a life you love is such a wonderful sentiment too.
So nice to see this card and the words and writing you do, I assume you are always talking just to me. LOL It is great to have all the dies that go into one of your spectacular creations. Just finished destashing my craft room so now it is time to create myself. Looking forward to your next blog, sista!!
You always inspire, Becca, whether through your projects or written word. Hugs!
I enjoy your beautiful creations, your precious words, and the inspiration that you give me. You make me feel like family. For that I am most grateful.
What a good illustration of life, some cuts come in our lives and our Lord changes us from a rectangle to a box, different but still useful in another shape. Thank you for your beautiful cards. Blessings,
Hi Becca, beautiful card + your are so resourceful. Thank you for the reminder I keep forgetting to use my Graceful Frame maker. I need to buy the cinch + go flower die I love the flower detail. Please do you know when your 3d vignettes card dies are due to be released in the UK. Thank you + Best Wishes x
Beautiful card I love the beautiful cards that you make you are so inspiring. Love your team they all do such wonderful work. Quinty girl
What a beautiful card! I love the versatility of these dies. Thanks for the inspiration, Becca!
What is there to say it is beautiful and you do encourage me to try different things
thank you for that tut i would never have thought of that love your cards shi
Yours is the first blog I ever followed. It’s because of you…your extraordinary talent and your loving and generous heart. I love feeling the sweetness of your friendship.
This card is lovely. The color combination is so warm and the pink flowers and sentiment ink are a delicate touch. I think that I, too, need the Cinch and Go flower die! Those flowers are beautiful.
All good wishes, Sandy
The card is beautiful, Becca.
Thanks for showing us how to transform the rectangle die by using the frame maker!
So versatile that die set, I just love it :))
Another gorgeous card! Thank you for the tips and sharing your talents!!
You are an inspiration, Becca. When I stumbled across your blog those many years ago, I returned, not only for your creations, but for your words and the quotations that you used to feature.
1 Thessalonians 5 implores us to build one another up :o) And this you do!
What a lovely card, so simple and elegant.You always make such lovely cards and other things.
Hi Becca saw this on spellbinders loved it there !
Happy you caught up with my locals glad you can put a face
to a name ( not into photos of self ) lol
Hope all your followers are having a happy start to the New
Year we are all looking forward to your inspiration and more new dies .
Where do you get the time Becca you are amazing, the name of your website Amazing Grace is so appropriate. I too love adapting my dies to work in a different way. With so much choice available we need to look wider to get the most of what we have, and it’s fun to come up with something a little different. Always love your designs. ?
I was so disappointed the first time I used the frame maker. Expecting one large square piece, I was shocked when all I got was four triangles. Now I understand how to use it! The laugh is on me. Thank you, Becca. Your cards are very elegant.
Gorgeous card design! Love being able to use my dies in more than 1way so this is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing it.
Love your inspiration and I am so uplifted and feel the creative juice flowing when I see your projects, videos, etc. Thanks for all you share with us.
A lovely card and sweet words from you also. Your inspiration has no limits!
I tell you this miter die is on my wish list. Makes squaring so much easier! Beautiful creations inspire me! TU!
GORGEOUS AS USUAL, Becca!!!! I LOVE the colors you’ve used & just the LOVELINESS of it! You DO INSPIRE!!!! ;) I think this mitered corner die is a “BASIC” for ANY card maker! BRAVO for you coming up with it for us!!!! ;)(I need to use mine more!) ;) THANK YOU BECCA, for showing us more about this die!!! ;)
Hi! Susan Garvin here. Meeting you at Creativation was the most exciting moment at the convention! Thank you for always making the most beautiful cards on the Internet.
Thank you for this creative idea. So appreciate you helping me use dies in my stash in “New”ways
You are so so creative – I was so inspired by the video of your creations with the frame die – I purchased it on the spot! You are remarkable – your creations are beyond compare! Thank you for your generous tutorials- I’ve learned so much from watching them. Valentine Love to you. the kardlady
Beautiful, gotta love the graceful frame maker! That is an amazing group of dies. TFS.
Our dear Becca! You and your creations are a joy and a blessing! Please know that our love and encouragement is always there for you. Now get some rest! (Another great card btw.) Luv ya!
Good morning Becca. This is the first time I have seen your blog and I will certainly look for it again. A very beautiful card here. Thank you for sharing.
I so love your creations. Anything you’ve made (either die or card) with the hemstitch makes me giddie.
Love how delicate this turned out with the cream/craft background and ribbon! And always loving the Cinch and Go flowers.