Tuesday, 15 August 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.  Becca 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.




Here is a picture showing the led tealight turned on inside the box.


To create a lantern I used a Vintage Insert from Filigree Booklet die set S5-289. To decorate the lid I used a Inner Border and Looped Square dies from Braided Grace Square S4-733 die set and flowers which I made using Cinch and Go Flowers One S6-050 die. To create my note card I used the same dies.

To create a lantern:
1. I cut two pieces of card stock measuring 6-3/4 by 4-3/4'' (I used Kraft-Core card stock).
2. I scored both at 3-1/4'' and 6-1/2'' (at the longer side) and then at 4-1/4'' (at the shorter side).


3. I centered and secured with a masking tape a Vintage Insert die from Filigree Booklet die set and die cut and embossed it four times.



4. To shade the 'windows' in my lantern I cut four pieces of vellum (I used tracing paper 90gsm). Each pieces measure approx 3-3/8 by 4-3/8''. I glued it down using a strong double sided tape.


5. Then I glued a lantern together using wet glue.



6. I added a piece at the bottom of the lantern which measures 3-1/4 by 3-1/4''. I rounded each corner with 3/8'' corner rounder as that way it fits easier inside (it is not necessary to round the corners). I also added the same piece at the bottom from the outside to cover flaps.



7. To create a lid for a lantern I took a piece of card stock which measures 4-3/8 by 4-3/8'' and scored on each side at 1/2 '' and 3-7/8 ''. I also die cut and embossed two decorative elements from Braided Grace Square die set. I used a Inner Border and Looped Square.


8. Before gluing a lid together I die cut a square inside. I drew two perpendicular lines with a pencils to help me to position the die in a middle. I did it for a lid and for the Inner Border from Braided Grace Square die set. The size of the square die is 1-1/2'' sq.



9. I added a Looped Square on a top of a Inner Border using wet glue and then using 3D foam tape I placed it on a lid having in mind to center two squares.


I made the other lantern in green as I was thinking that it will look lovely as a Christmas lantern too. I will share my finished Christmas lantern a bit later on.




How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die 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 die.  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 die you'd like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  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 nice day!




Joanna

76 comments:

  1. Very pretty, and glad you included detailed directions.

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  2. A clever way to use the booklet die. I especially like the top of the lantern with all the lovely flowers. Thanks for your instuctions for making this pretty lantern box. I should be able to make this.

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  3. Wonderful use of the dies. I like that you included the instructions for making the box.

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  4. This is soooo beautiful and just another amazing giftidea for a dear friend, and can be used both as a lantern but would also work as a beautiful box for a gift to a wedding or something special. I love the gorgeous and romantic look for it.
    You girls has really outdone yourself and each other here this time, and shared some really amazing inspiration, and I would be proud to give any of these projects a try, that´s for sure, and I can certainly see a good usee for each and every one of them. Thanks sooo much to all of you for that. You rock ladies.

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  5. This is stunning! I have actually had a vague idea of this rolling around in my head since obtaining this die set. So happy to see it will work. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and inspirational ideas with all of us out here in blog land!

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  6. Love this project, so beautiful, elegant and graceful! What beautifully designed projects, every one of them!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  7. So pretty! And I have the die set so I can make this as a gift for someone, which is even better! Thanks for sharing your talent. - Lynette S.

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  8. This project is absolutely amazing. I loved the picture showing the candle turned on inside the box. Just beautiful! You are the queen of beautiful flowers. Would love to make and/or receive this box. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Loved the step by step instructions for making the box too.

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  9. Loving all of the projects you girls are amazing .Thank You

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  10. This is fabulous! Thanks for the awesome tutorial too! The photos accompanying it are so helpful! I will definitely be trying this one out!

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  11. I love the booklet die and this is another great example of its many uses...the colors are great as well.

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  12. I love the top and the filigree sides. It looks like wood or metal. Very clever idea!

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  13. JoAnna
    I am a person who loves to see in the manner you used to see how you did everything. Guess I am just a visual person. This is truly breathtaking, love it with the tea light!!
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins

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  14. Good morning Joanna, I think this is just Devine!!! I need this!!! Bless all you girls!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda

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  15. Super pretty!
    Such a creative way to use your dies!!!
    Just lovely creations!
    Betty

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  16. What a beautiful project and card!!! I would love to try my hand at this project.

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  17. What a wonderful way to use the booklet die!
    Gorgeous both the box and the card :))
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

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  18. Really like this...looking forward to the christmas version.

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  19. What a lovely project. I would like to try making this with poinsettias on top for holiday centerpieces. Thanks for the wonderful very detailed instructions.

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  20. Very pretty, thanks for the tutorial, I love everyone's creations and would like to make them all.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  21. What a beautiful lantern, Joanna! Can't wait to see your Christmas lantern, too! You are so thoughtful to provide us with a tutorial, as well. I hadn't thought about making lanterns as gifts but your creation just changed that!
    Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent! Sandy
    Sandy

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  22. Ojej! Jaka śliczna latarenka! Przecudna!

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  23. Cudna ta latarenka i świetny kurs :)

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  24. This is beautiful and thank you for your very good tutorial.

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  25. Joanna just brilliant and many thanks for the tutorial, it is so much easier to see how its done when there is a tutorial.. But your dies and flowers are just gorgeous. This lot are so exciting.
    Hugs Trish.

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  26. Hi Joanna,
    this is amazing. Thank you
    Rene from OZ x

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  27. What a lovely lantern you've created Joanna! Your step by step tutorial makes it look so easy!! It's a beautiful gift and I can see making this in so many colors!!

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  28. Stunning! Yes I want to make this....for me and to give as gifts! A must for my wish list!

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  29. Wow, so beautiful, I just want to stop everything that needs to be done and try to make every one of these beautiful projects on this blog hop.

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  30. Absolutely stunning! Great tutorial too.
    Doreen R

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  31. What elegance. Fantastic Lumineer thank you for sharing your instructions and inspiration. Beautiful just beautiful.

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  32. This is so gorgeous. Thank you for the clear, concise instructions. Maybe one day in my dreams I will find time to create this. You made it look so easy.

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  33. Love the lantern it is gorgeous. Christine S

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  34. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions. I believe that anyone could make one.

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  35. wow, this is so intricate. I love how you used this die.

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  36. SUCH WONDERFUL WORK! I LOOOOVE what you've done here, Joanna!! The dies you've chosen (I have the little booklet die!) ;)& THE FLOWERS! Your flowers look SO LIFE LIKE! TRULY STUNNING WORK!!!!!!!!! ;)

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  37. Oh, this tea light lantern is so pretty Joanna. Love the use of the booklet die! The flower embellishments are gorgeous! I also love the coordinating card. SWEET! I have the booklet die! ;)

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  38. Love this lantern idea! Could be used for table ideas for a dinner party!

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  39. Love this lantern. Thanks for all the instructions. Glad I didn't have to figure out the lid! lol That would take away from my play time. Just made a little "Happy Thoughts" journal for my sister using this die.

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  40. Wow so beautiful!!! Would like to try out ur lovely creation!
    Thanks for sharing
    Smooches Vee

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  41. I love this lantern! Such a great idea. I can easily see using different dies to create a lantern for just about any occasion. I never would have thought of this. Easily the "light" of the party!

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  42. What a great box! And not just for a lantern, but for any sort of gift. Thank you for the inspiration, and for the excellent instructions as well. This is just beautiful.

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  44. Sorry regarding the above deletion, spellchecker! The pretty little lantern is just as pretty even without the candle being lit. A lovely idea as a gift box

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  45. Another way I can use this die! This box will light up anyones day/night I sure will be pinching this idea for someone specail. Thank you so much for the great indstructions. Inky hugs

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  46. What an Amazing Idea I can see this in my house the lacy look is so Amazing the details aew super. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  47. Outstanding, love the brown leaves, I wouldn't have thought of that...so pretty!

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  48. This lantern is FABULOUS! How I'd love to make several of these for tables at a party!

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  49. Joanne, your lantern is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing the step by step. I'm going to make one for my daughter's new home! Her name is Joanne too! Blessings to you.

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  50. I just loved this so much that last night I had a go at making one myself. Hadn't got the dies you used so improvised with a window die i have.
    Thank you for the instructions and detailed pictures. But most of all i thank for the beautiful idea.

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    2. Thank you, Jenny.
      I am very happy you liked tutorial. I would love to see how your one turned out? Can you add a link to your blog or your gallery? :) or email me a picture if you don't have an online place.
      Joanna

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  51. Your project is beautiful and something that even I could create now thanks to your wonderful tutorial. What a lovely idea, and as always, your flowers are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. Thank you so very much for the detailed instructions. Not many people do that and it makes it hard to make something without them. Thanks for taking that extra step. I will put it to good use and make one for a Christmas present this year. Now i just need to order all those wonderful dies! Thank you so very much! 💚💚💚

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  53. Love this gorgeous lantern! Awesome instructions, too!

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  54. I love your creation. It's absolutely beautiful!

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  55. WOW! Love this. The entire DT is so talented. Enjoyed the hop.

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  56. Absolutely exquisite and something I would love to make as gifts or decor!

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  57. Ohhhhh....I would definitely be making this one. And thanks for the instructions too. This may just be my favourite die!

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  58. Pinning this for my girls future weddings.So pretty.

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  59. Hi Joanna, I love what you did! I never would have thought of this! I now have this die & am definitely going to make one. Thanks for sharing your tutorial & beautiful creations. x

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  60. Lovely lantern Joanna -- this die is on my list!

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  61. Loved the lantern n the detailed description of how u made it..flowers r just so real..would love to make a book box with it

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  62. Joanna, with all due respect to the other designers, they saved the best for last. The fact that you tool the booklet die and made a lantern has just put it to the top. Oh my. You really hit a homerun with this one. I got excited. Yup. Now to buy the die. I was curious about how I would use it. But you made it versatile which was the main challenge to you awesome designers. I have been so inspired by you as well as the others. But this die with the Cinch and goes, wow! I can even see it made into a house. Thank you.so.much for the inspiration and for joining the blog hop. I cam go to bed happy. It is 1:32 am my time. Wait, too excited to sleep. Lol.

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  63. Oh my stars!! This is so gorgeous and beautiful and inspiring!!! What an absolutely fabulous and super creative way to use this die!! I LOVE your wonderful project so much!!! Thank you for it!! xoxo

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  64. Thank you for showing us how to make this gorgeous lantern. It's already so beautiful, and then when you add the tealight...wow!

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  65. Your directions are so clear! I cant wait to make some of these for the holidays and even just for autumn! they are so pretty! hugs, treen

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  66. Beautiful use of the dies. Love the tutorial. So easy to follow. I would love to have them all over my house.

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  67. I really like the tea boxes. There are so many different ways and occasions you could use this. I especially liked the top of the box. So well finished and looks so elegant. Thank you for sharing and your inspirations.

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  68. Lovely card and box! Beautiful dies to create this pretty ensemble! Love the flowers!

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  69. Cudeńko !!! Grafika w tle pięknie się komponuje z kolorowymi kwiatami :-D

    บอลพรุ่งนี้

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