Monday, May 14

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection


Welcome sweet friends, today we are introducing my new dies.  Welcome to the Romancing the Swirl Collection - you can take a quick peek of the entire collection -------> HERE.

About Romancing the Swirl Collection
The Romancing the Swirl Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders is chock full of calligraphic swirls and elegant, classic dreamy motifs that will be in style for years to come.  Meant to be used together across the collection, every die will be in character with another as they are combined.  Well rounded with squares, circles, ovals, and rectangles - each combination provides the ability to create a layering masterpiece adorned by the extra embellishments in the collection.

Join us as each Creative Team member shares their creations with two dies from the collection.  We'll be sharing creations for weeks to come so you have a continuous source of inspiration!  We are listing all of the creative team below so that you don't miss a beat on the hop.  Don't forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments - one from each blog.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the dies I get to introduce:

My Projects Today:


The brand new Flourished Square die is just perfect. With this large die, I was able to create a 6x6in card with ease.  While designed as a square, a quick 90 degree turn gave me quite a different look. I have used the die as a frame to house my sentiment. The centre oval is lifted up on a double layer of foam dots to really make it stand it off the page. Notice how I also added a subtle shading of ink around the edge of the oval to highlight it on the page. The flowers and leaves can be found in the Corner Cotillion die set and are the perfect accompaniment to this gorgeous die. 

Consider using this die without the outer edge to create a beautiful window style card. 





My second project uses the Hemstitch  Square die set which provides such a simple but eye catching background for this card. Again, instead of using the square pieces in the conventional way, I have tilted and stacked them for a different look. I have used tiny pieces of foam tape to boost this piece off the card. Once again I lifted the centre piece off the card with multiple layers of foam dots. The lime green of the ribbon also gives the illusion of added foliage to my floral cluster. 

The flowers have been created by shaping multiple layers of the two flowers and layering together with prills for centres. Additional single layer flowers were created with the same die, but formed into single buds by cutting a slit through to the centre, then shaping and wrapping to overlap the petals. 
Availability:
These dies are available right now on the Spellbinders website.  Because there has just been a European launch, I'd encourage you to go ahead and grab those dies that speak to your heart -----> 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 (Romancing the Swirl not included).

Prizes:
There are six dies that are being given away.  One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our six blogs on the Introducing Amazing Paper Grace - Romancing the Swirl Collection post between May 14 and May 18, 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 May 19th.  (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 Lace Collection, or the 3d Vignettes Collection; there will be a total of six dies and a winner can win once among all six 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. The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Click on the links to each 
member to see more sweet samples from the Romancing the Swirl Collection:

Also, help us welcome new Creative Team Member Alicia Barry!

Visit Joanna   - joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   -  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  - keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       - judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Alicia      - amazingpapergrace.com

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Romancing the Swirl!
Leave a comment - tell us, which of these dies is your fav!!

58 comments:

Creative Lady said...

Alicia, your cards are so pretty and elegant.

Lynda Mellor said...

Simply gorgeous how can you pick a favourite!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Cookie R said...

How pretty. I like,this die!

Peggy said...

Love the beautiful colors you chose and the cards are stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Niki said...

Very beautiful cards. The square dies are a great addition to this collection. Thanks for sharing!

Alet said...

Another lovely set

Chelsea said...

How pretty your cards are! The dies have been used so creatively and with such lovely colors!

Melita said...

Beautiful! Wonderful job using all the dies!

Joy Meadows said...

LOVE this new collection of dies! Your cards are so beautiful - love both of them!!

SuzzieQ said...

A warm welcome to Amazing Paper Grace. Thank you for sharing your inspirations using the Romancing the Swirl Collection dies. Lovely way to do something different by stacking and tilting the Hemstitch Square die cuts. Good job!

Lori Sloan said...

What gorgeous cards!! I love the designs, colors, flowers....everything! What a clever way to use the hemstitch squares! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Lori Sloan said...

What beautiful cards! I love the designs, colors, flowers...well everything! Such a clever way to use the hemstitch squares! Thank you..

Jez said...

Lovely cards. Love all Becca's dies especially the hemstitch squares.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Lovely cards and very difficult to choose a favourite from this amazing collection!
Doreen R

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Leisha. These new dies are so pretty and elegant. I am excited about the hemstitched circles and squares. :)

Crafty Cruiser said...
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Crafty Cruiser said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards - much too difficult to choose a favourite from this truly fabulous collection!
Doreen R

Fay Marie said...

A beautiful collection! I can't wait to try them!

Cathy Craft said...

Beautiful Cards Leisha. Thank you for sharing. It is so hard to choose which die I like. I like them all. The hemstitch squares can be utilized for almost any occasion and theme.

Dawn Holben said...

Your cards are just so pretty and amazing. I have never seen dies as elegant as this collection. I have them all on my shopping list.

Sandy Artman said...

Welcome, Leisha!
These cards are lovely. With your background paper being the same, one can really get a feel for how the die shape gives each card it's character. Thanks for demonstrating this so beautifully.
Blessings, Sandy

Anita Braddock said...

Welcome Alicia Barry. Stunning cards tge layering and colors are so perfect. Love the fliweres and the color in the glowere add the pop facror. Thanks for sharing

Fay Marie said...

A beautiful collection! I can't wait to try them!

Mary Jane said...

The flourished squares really are lovely!

Quinty girl said...

Love this new collection your cards are so lovely. Quinty girl

Tracy Steinbach said...

I love your cards!!! And the way you used those squares it so nice why I never think to do something like that is beyond me that's why I love blog hops you get to see the best designers work!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! And your paper is so pretty!!!

TLady said...

WOW! You REALLY DID make this die look SO DIFFERENT by angling it just a bit! BEAUTIFULLY DONE! AND your Hemstitch Card.... I LOVE those dies! They're SO VERSATILE! ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES! ;) I ALSO LOVE the papers you've used & the flowers you've made... that deep pink in the centers of your flowers looks GORGEOUS, Alicia! ;)

Catherine Loveless said...

Your cards are beautiful. The hemstitched squares are lovely. You have such a perfect imagination.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

Kathy said...

Very very pretty!

Janice Brummett said...

Beautiful cards! I had resisted the hem stitched dies, but after looking at your card, I'm rethinking my decision. Love the graceful swirls!

Sillyfilly said...

Your cards are beautiful. There are too many dies to say one is my favorite.

Leanne said...

Pretty cards!

Leanne said...

Very pretty cards.

Karenladd said...

I just love the look of these white die cuts against a pretty floral patterned paper! All of the dies are beautiful and the hem-stitched dies can be used with just about any design

Joanna Krogulec said...

Beautiful cards Alicia!

Joni said...

Love your cards, the new dies are awesome/1

Anonymous said...

Hi leisha great to have an Aussie on board the team
love your cards Hugs Pam TAS X

Becca Feeken said...

Alicia, your cards are simply precious! We're so happy you're creating with us now and what amazing eye candy you offered up for your first release! Your flowers are lovely, especially the center coloring! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next!!

Fernanda said...

Love how you created your cards, elegant and simple at the same time.

Carol Rossouw said...

Oh wow! This is another collection right up my alley. I LOVE all the beautiful swirls and the fact that everything co-ordinates together. Your cards are beautiful and I love the look of the hemstitched dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Leisha, thank you for introducing these does. I was truly inspired. The square swirls are amazing. They can really make quick cards look stunning. And those hemstitch does are addictive! I have the rectangles and I can't tell you how awesome they are. My intent is to get every one of them. Your layers of the square hemstitch is inspirational. Thank you so much!

SHartl said...

Your cards have a sweetness that is really beautiful. I love how the white dies look against the papers you used.

Linda Batson said...

Alicia I love both your cards but I have a addiction to flourishes so the first edges out front just a wee bit. Oh, I also have never seen anyone use the same paper for two creations. But, I love it genius really if you think about it. This truly lets the dies sort of speak for themselves.

Thanks
Linda

Judy Hayes said...

So pretty Alicia! I’m amazed you were able to put these together in an afternoon! Happy to be creating with you!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful cards Alicia!! So happy to have you with us!! :)

hugs...

Ann said...

Alicia, Your flowers are some of the nicest I have ever seen. Welcome to the Becca group - she is just so fantastic and her dies are awesome. Welcome!!

Pat said...

Welcome to the group that is enjoyed by so many. You do fantastic work.

Karen said...

Alicia, first off, welcome to the design team. I look forward to seeing what you make this year. Second, great job on the cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Alicia, these are stunning! So clever the way you layered the Hemstitch squares! So beautifully done!

Denise Bryant said...

I am chomping at the bit to get the Hemstitch Squares! So versatile and such pretty detail! Love your gorgeous cards!

Linda W said...

Welcome Alicia! Your cards are awesome. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeos"

Cynthia Cole said...

Love the color combinations on your pretty cards!

Mary Atelier by Mary said...

Pretty, fresh cards :)

D.Ann C said...

The flowers, swirls and papers are so pretty, delicate and feminine... Swoon! I especially love the A2 Swirl background.

Dana M said...

Amazing cards! So many wonderful details - simply lovely.

Noelene Apap said...

Love your cards! Beautiful! Welcome to the team & wonderful to see a fellow Aussie on APG! Thanks for sharing x

Barbara said...

I really like the swirl square. The hemstitched squares would be great for all kinds fo cards.You made some wonderful cards.