Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Amazing Paper Grace Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop



We're so excited!  For months we've been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!!  Today, we're showing you how to make anything but a card.  I issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you'll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I'll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.

This is a platter of candles and T-lights with some foam flowers using die cuts. This is a perfect gift for any ocassion be it a wedding anniversary, Christmas or even grand birthday celebrations. I have used gold coloured card stock for my project and its just so easy to make. All you need is to cut the die cuts and assemble them together. I have used the Graceful floral border die to adorn the candles and the other dies are used to create holders for light and flowers.




Amazing Paper Grace dies used

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win 3 dies of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member - in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.  

When to Check Back:
We'll pick and post a winner on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their dies.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the dies you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning dies.  Please give us a month, we'll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:Visit Becca      -  at amazingpapergrace.com/blog/
Visit Melissa  – at keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa    -  at victorianpaperqueen.com
Visit Anita      – at craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Visit Kristi      – at kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – at joannakrog.blogspot.com
P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!! Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

So keep hopping and have a fantastic day!!



70 comments:

  1. Now that's what I call a set wowzer love the colour

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  2. Foam flowers! How interesting! I would love to know more about them and how they were shaped. When I've used foam, it tends to be flat.

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    1. Hi Susan once the shape is warm cup well and it stays well

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  3. I love this ensemble...I can see it on the table for a tea party.

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  4. I love this ensemble...I can see it on the table for a tea party.

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  5. T-Light delight. Love the gold. A nice mantel Christmas grouping, too.

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  6. What a lovely set here too. I love the decor for the lights, and it´ll be jsut a perfect gift as well as to use at home as a centerpiece or a mantelpiece as well, and just perfect to make for the Christmassettings too.

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  7. Such beautiful candle decor! They would definitely make great holiday gifts. And I bet any of my dies would work!
    This is so exciting! Inspiration is flowing like water.

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  8. Lovely!! Seems so easy to make, yet look so elegant!

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  9. Oh my! What wonderful flowers and I would never thought of using foam to make the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. Beautiful!

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  10. Very pretty! Hope to see a tutorial on how you created this in the future =)

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  11. Very very elegant. Your flowers look like orchids!!
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins

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  12. Gorgeous flowers. Are you using foamiran? Love the look of them!

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  13. Good morning Anita, looking good!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda

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  14. Beautiful projects!!!
    I love everything you created!!!
    Very creative!

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  15. Anita.. Thanks...This is really 'out of the box'. Love it

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  16. Hi, Anita,
    I can see that this is an easy, yet elegant, way to decorate for the holidays!.
    Thank you, Sandy

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  17. A very pretty tableau especially the basket of flowers

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  18. How beautiful. I would like to try the candle wraps to use for Christmas gifts.

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  19. Completely out of the box! It would make beautiful decorations for any occasion
    Hugs
    Kay

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  20. Anita what a stunning set you have made, your flowers are lovely and you certainly picked the right dies for your projects.
    Hugs Trish.

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  21. Wow, what a beautiful collection of pretty items.
    Thank you
    Rene from OZ x

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  22. Anita, your ensemble is simply stunning!!

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  23. Fabulous!!! So special....more projects for me!! I can see these given as Christmas presents ! Thanks!

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  24. Such a beautiful grouping. Love the foam flowers.

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  25. Wow, these are all amazing!
    Doreen R

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  26. Such gorgeous ideas you have given us, a perfect collection for our homes.

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  27. Beautiful projects love the candle bases-so elegant. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Have a special celebration coming up so these would be ideal for the tables.

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  28. Love the candle holders, the are beautiful. Christine S

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  29. Fabulous ideas. Need a tutorial on making foam flowers. Yours look so real.

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  30. stunning tea lights and candles. very festive.

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  31. BEAUTIFUL Anita! Everything looks SO REGAL with the Gold & the deep red! WONDERFUL COLOR COMBO & I LOOOOOVE the dies you've chosen too! (Waiting for my Graceful Floral Lace Die to arrive in the mail here! ;) )

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  32. Gorgeous set of candles! The flowers are so pretty with the cream and burgundy colors. Lovely idea!

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  33. Very pretty. The foam flowers are so pretty. Think I will have to purchase some foam just to try some. Thanks for the ideas.

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  34. Beautiful arrangement! P.S. I also loved your potpourri box from the post above this. Such a great and unique idea.

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  35. This is a very pretty use of dies!
    Thanks for sharing
    Smooches Vee

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  36. This is certainly a creative use of the dies. Everything is so elegant! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  37. Elegant, discribes the work you have done with these dies. Love the gold and the flowers are perfect. Inky hugs

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  38. Gorgeous set the colors and dues are so cool and fun. Thanks

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  39. What an amazing set!! I have the filigree bookmark and want to make that tea light cover... thanks for the fab idea!!

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  40. Your candles and tea lights are beautiful. Great idea for decorating candles I already have! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  41. So many wonderful ideas for decor projects that are lovely. Beautiful flowers too. One of these days very soon, I've got to bring out my foamiran and give creating flowers a try. So much inspiration!
    Sandra Smith

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  42. Saw this on Instagram this morning and loved it. Your projects are amazing and the bonus is that these are all projects even I could create. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. This is a beautiful set for sure. Can't wait to try this for a project myself. Thanks.

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  44. Beautiful project! I love the foam flowers and the colour combination.

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  45. What a beautiful centerpiece this would make!! I love the little decorative pocket filled with flowers and would make some to fill with candies !

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  46. How many different holiday center pieces could be made with this idea.
    Halloween, Christmas, Easter....what a great idea.

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  47. So many great projects on this blog hop. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

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  48. I love flowers & I love candles.Wow what a beautiful set! thanks for sharing x

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  49. Your centerpiece creation is lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  50. Lovely creation..loved the candle stand..would loveto make book box with it

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  51. Anita, very beautiful and elegant items you have made. The filigree dies are to die for and so versatile as you have shown. Let me tell you that somehow Cinch and Go die 1 went over my head. Did not know of #1 just be adoring #2. My bad. So on my wishlist both dies go. Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop. My wishlist is growing as my head with ideas.

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  52. This is great. Using foam to create flowers was great

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  53. What a beautiful array of decorations!! I love each and every one of them!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!! :)

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  54. Thanks for joining the hop and the chance to win!

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  55. This is really elegant and fancy! I think it would be a really pretty decoration for Christmas, with the gold and red. Those foam flowers are fun too!

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  56. Oh my! I have 3 fake candles that I wanted to redecorate for our Christmas decorations! this will be perfect! hugs, treen

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  57. Beautiful. Would be awesome to make Christmas decorations

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  58. Gorgeous!! So creative. Love each one.Fall colors would be so pretty.

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  59. The tea lights and candles are gorgeous. I am thinking ahead for Christmas and wouldn't this be a nice accent. You are brilliant. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  60. Love your gorgeous ensemble! Beautiful details!

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  61. I like the use of patterned paper for the diecut around the base of the pillar candles.

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