Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Introducing the Amazing Paper Grace Christmas Flourishes Collection with Noel Mini Slimline Card and Gift Tag

 Welcome to my creative space!

Christmas is just around the corner, and I'm so excited to start working on my cards for this blessed season with the fabulous new Christmas Flourishes Collection from Amazing Paper Grace. This collection really does have so many wonderful designs. 

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card and coordinating gift tag created with the Noel Mini Slimline die set (S5-535) and coordinating Holly Flourish Embossing Folder (SES-046) which is also part of the new collection. The poinsettias are die cut using Cinch and Go Poinsettia (S4-960) and the gift tag Merry Christmas sentiment is from Silent Night Make a Scene (S5-462).

If you enjoy creating flowers, this card would be easy to create in multiples and could be simplified further by omitting the inking on the flowers, leaves, and card edges. I like to die cut the petals then while watching a bit of TV in the evenings, I ink, shape, and assemble the blossoms. Then when it's time to create cards, the flowers are ready to go. 

Be sure to scroll down through the Tips and Techniques section below for more close-ups and all the details on how I put this card/tag ensemble together. 

Today's projects were created with dies provided by Amazing Paper Grace.

My Projects for Today

Mini Slimline Card

Gift Tag

Eleven Dies are included in the Noel Mini Slimline Frame Set.

Tips and Techniques
The gorgeous green poinsettia leaves are part of this fabulous Noel Mini Slimline Frame die set (S5-535). I've partnered them with poinsettia blossoms created with the Cinch and Go Poinsettia dies. The leaves are cut in green patterned paper and inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, then adhered to the base piece cut from cream cardstock that is also inked with Gathered Twig. The berry section is cut from red patterned paper. To add dimension, I placed a Gilt Trip prill in each hole of the berry piece. 

I wanted a natural organic feel for the blossoms, so cut the poinsettias from cream cardstock, and inked the edges. Next the petals are shaped with a stylus and the layers are adhered. Stamen are pulled through the center for the berries. The only round stamen I have are white, so I mixed a few metallic paints to get a light golden brown to color the "berries." 

This beautiful scrolled sentiment is cut from cream cardstock and gold. The pieces are offset to create a shadow effect with the gold.

In addition to the poinsettia leaves, this set also includes these beautiful holly leaves and berries. They are put together the same way as the poinsettia foliage with the three smaller berries nestled amongst the leaves.

A few coordinating pearls are scattered across the card for a little bling. 

The background frame section is cut from the same red paper used for the berries. This pierced design is so festive and gorgeous!! I cut it as one solid piece, but the center can be cut seperately from the same color to tuck things into or in a contrasting color if your design calls for that. There are so many ways to use this beautiful set! I popped up this section using foam tape squares for added dimension.

This Christmas collection includes a gorgeous scrolled holly embossing folder used behind the red frame to add gorgeous texture. The outer edges are inked in Gathered Twigs ink to highlight the beautiful design.

A layer of gold metallic cardstock is cut to 4x6" to frame the card and pick up the gold used to shadow the sentiment.

The base for this lovely gift tag is cut using just the outline die from  thin black chipboard. The frame is cut from the same red patterned paper used for the card. I again omitted the center die to create one solid piece which is adhered to the black chipboard that peeks through the holes. On the card there was a gorgeous contrast between the edge of the red frame and the cream background, so I did not ink the frame edges there. Since there's no background here, I decided to use more of the Gathered Twigs ink on the edges to give definition.

The sentiment is cut from cream paper from the Silent Night Make a Scene set (S5-462), part of the 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Christmas collection and still available to purchase.

I had extra holly leaf pieces from making the card, so only needed to create a couple poinsettia blossoms to finish off this gift tag. You could add a hole and cord to the top to get double duty from this tag to use it as an ornament.

These dies and embossing folder are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: The Christmas Flourishes Collection.

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Amazing Paper Grace:



Mixed Media:

  • From my Stash - Stamen
  • US Artquest - Gilt Trip
  • Close To My Heart - Adhesive Gems - Opaques, Mocha



For more The Christmas Flourishes Collection Inspiration
Visit each Creative Team blog linked below for their take on creative paper crafting ideas using The Christmas Flourishes Collection.

I would adore hearing from you! Please leave a comment below letting me know how you will use these gorgeous dies!

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~ Blessings ~

1 comment:

  1. Tracey, I'm honestly speechless, tickled, enchanted, awestuck. You have the phenomenal ability to take every die and make it your own and when I clicked over and saw this card, my breath was taken away. You know I've seen this die with several other looks but nothing like this. Thank you for your craftsmanship and ability to create such beauty! Wow, I'm really floored!


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