But It’s “Not” Christmas Blog Hop

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
Don’t you just love a die that does double duty?  We thought so!  Today we’re are having a blog hop to show you how the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection can be used year around; after all, it’s not Christmas.  No worries, Christmas is coming and we’ll press A Charming Christmas back into service this year but in the meantime, please join us for some year-round inspiration and a giveaway at the bottom of the post.

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It’s Not Christmas but About A Charming Christmas

When I designed A Charming Christmas my goal was to leave you with lovely romantic frames to be paired with shapes and with charms.  My thought was that if you leave the charms in the package, you have a lovely ‘everyday’ die that is begging to be used all year round.  Hop around with us as we reintroduce you to the non-Christmas side of A Charming Christmas.

My Projects For Today

I’m happy to say that this beauty is now back in stock!!  The die I’m showing today is S6-153 Charming Cottage Box.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
This is one of my all time favorite dies because you can essentially make it into anything and use it for any occasion.  I love to go into my die and glimmer plate stash looking for items to dress this up.  If you think about it, even if you don’t have a big die stash, a strategic piece of scrapbook paper has the power to change this into any themed project.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
My favorite use is to add a border.  To one of the boxes I added a glimmered border by putting the border on the page before cutting.  For the other, I die cut a border.  This is my go to because it’s easy and it and makes me get out those lovely borders I have and use them.  I cut the box, assemble the box and then tack the borders to the box with white glue – it doesn’t get easier than that.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967

Stamps: None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Smooth, Natural White
Ink: None
Accessories:  Spellbinders A Charming Christmas Collection, Spellbinders Charming CottageAmazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders

Thank you for having a special look at the versatility of the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection.  As a part of our hop we’re giving away an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from a previous month – based on availability. (This giveaway is over.)  Leave a comment on each blog by May 24th, 2019, and on May 25th, Becca will randomly pick and publish the winner.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!   (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

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.   The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Visit our trail of inspiration for our Not for Christmas Blog Hop:

Joanna Wisniewska
Kate Skonieczna
Teresa Horner
Melissa Bove
Judy Hayes
Ewelina Panka
Amazing Paper Grace

I know you will be happy to hear that indeed there are new Christmas Amazing Paper Grace dies coming and coming soon!  Yes, we begin in Summer because Christmas will be here before you know it!  In the meantime, there is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!


I’m so hoping my post finds you well!  Just a note to say how much I enjoy reading your comments, as well as the positivity and kindness you all share.  Even though I’m on Facebook and Instagram, it is here on the blog that I really enjoy sharing and am so blessed and thankful that many of you have been here for many years.  I count you my friends :-)


  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMay 19, 2019 - 9:58 am

    Good morning Becca, what beautiful offerings today!!! I wish I could think outside the box. It looks so easy when you do it!!!
    Have a good one xxx
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2019 - 10:39 am

    I TOTALLY GET that you are coming out with Christmas Dies SOON, Becca! CAN’T WAIT to see!!! It DOES come around SO QUICKLY!!! ;) I LOOOVE your little boxes & how you’ve decorated them! SO GORGEOUS! ANYONE would LOVE to receive one of these ANY TIME of the year!!! ;) A FABULOUS HOP & I DID see several dies that I LIKE, that I don’t already have! AND just to let you know, since I don’t do other social media, I made a Christmas Ornament with the April Die of the Month ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie BakerMay 19, 2019 - 10:55 am

    I thank you for sharing all your talent! You are so

  • Crafty CruiserMay 19, 2019 - 10:59 am

    Wow, Becca these are absolutely gorgeous! You are so clever at making the same die look very different.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • KmjMay 19, 2019 - 11:01 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 19, 2019 - 11:36 am

    What a fantastic set, Becca! Just lovely – and perfect for having on hand for hostess gifts.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm

    Hey Becca,
    Just got back from Scrapbook Expo in Orlando for the past 2 days. Had a blast so some friends from earlier years. Of course bought a lot but mostly supplies, a few dies. Was so happy to see this when I turned on the computer. I was going to buy this die last Christmas and didn’t. Now I have to have it. Loved how you did the little gingerbread house with it last year! Hope everything is going well for you.

  • Earline GordonMay 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    Becca your work inspires me your work is gorgeous I need this cottage box die. Thanks for all you doReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 19, 2019 - 2:03 pm

    Another lovely useful and versatile die collection! You are a genius Becca!ReplyCancel

  • EwelinaMay 19, 2019 - 2:46 pm

    Becca this is so beautiful xxReplyCancel

  • scrAPpamondoMay 19, 2019 - 3:24 pm

    Oh, WOW!! Awesome creations, very elegant!! Such adorable and versatile gift box die set!! Perfect for any everyday occasion and it has also a lovely set of embellishments for Christmas! It’s a brilliant set!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel SKMay 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm

    Lovely dies. It’s versatility that always attracts me to a die. The more possibilities of use, the more I’ll want it! Thank you for sharing these lovely projects!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm

    What an awesome set, and so versatile! Love that it can be used for so many occasions, and the Christmas charms are just a delight! Awesome die set!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenMay 19, 2019 - 4:51 pm

    OH what a sweet box. I just love it and must get the set to start making these beautiful boxes to give out at a charity day closer to Christmas with maybe a gift card inside each one. Thanks Becca for the beautiful ideas you have shown us.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara HMay 19, 2019 - 4:59 pm

    I love your dies enjoy making projects with them. You are very talented!ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdMay 19, 2019 - 5:31 pm

    What a clever way to make use of a Christmas box die! My favorite dies are those you can use in lots of ways, but I don’t always have the vision creators, like you, do. Thanks for always providing inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy PalmerMay 19, 2019 - 5:33 pm

    Becca, I love all your dies. I’ve been following you for a while now. I’ve even shared your posts with friends. Box dies are a fun “beyond the card” way to express our paper craft. Thank you for your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.May 19, 2019 - 5:57 pm

    What a creative mind you have Becca. It is so generous of you to share your vision for how to use your dies – Thank you! And, exciting chance to win one of your beautiful dies – made my day! Good luck to all and wishes for a beautiful day.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 19, 2019 - 6:29 pm

    A lovely functional die set with so many possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 19, 2019 - 6:54 pm

    Beautiful boxes love how you decorated them so many ways using glimmer die and regular dies so lovelyReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMay 19, 2019 - 7:54 pm

    Oh, those boxes are so pretty! Love the flower embellishments! It is so fun seeing dies used in a different ‘setting’! Thanks for the inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMay 20, 2019 - 6:47 am

    Hi Becca,
    I’ve been following your Blog for about 10 years and am always amazed at the wonderful cards you do! It’s great to have functional dies and you sharing how to use them. Thank you for a chance to win one of your beautiful dies.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 20, 2019 - 8:04 am

    OH WOW …. defiantly want to add this die to my wish list. Just love the versatility. Becca, you had said you were going to make a video on how to use the WEDDING COLLECTION BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES. Will you be putting that out soon. I would love to know how to use these dies and I can’t find directions on how to use them any where. Sure would appreciate any help you can give. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonMay 20, 2019 - 8:47 am

    Omigosh, Becca! Beautiful projects as always! Love that all your dies are designed to be so versatile for any occasion! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! Can’t wait to see your new Christmas dies! It’s never too early to start as I’m always behind. LOL Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 20, 2019 - 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous creations!ReplyCancel

  • shartlMay 20, 2019 - 7:32 pm

    I love a die that’s versatile, and that you make the holiday dies work for any time of year. LOVE these cute favor boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMay 20, 2019 - 10:53 pm

    Your inspiration is infectious! GreT gift boxes with so much details!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    These boxes are so gorgeous. I want to maximize my creative options and wisely manage my financial constraints so I appreciate this inspiration and reminders of the versatility of your dies very much. The quality construction and timeless design make them sound investments. Gotta get hoppin’…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Deb KasteMay 22, 2019 - 8:56 am

    Love this box, Becca! Your talent blows my mind….ReplyCancel

  • Nancy fMay 23, 2019 - 7:25 am

    Becca, Love your work. Thanks for having a chance to win one of your wonderful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy fMay 25, 2019 - 6:28 am

    Love all your dies! You are Awesome and so are your cards.ReplyCancel