Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die with Carta Bella Flora Friendship Folio
Hello, Friends! I think you’re going to fall in love with this Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die. It’s one of the new dies in Spellbinder’s “Classically Becca” release. Elegant, versatile, and inspiring are words that come to mind. I spent a delightful afternoon creating a Friendship Party in a Box Folio with Carta Bella’s Flora 4 collection. And this die set the tone for the design.
Although the die is sized to fit the front of an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base, it makes the perfect focal frame on this 6×6 folio. The die also has a gorgeous filigree oval in the center. Here’s where the versatility comes in. Cut the die in half and layer it beneath the focal to add another layer of elegance to your creation.
Cinch and Go Flowers
This release also features a brand new Cinch and Go Flower set. Becca is famous for dies that create gorgeous flowers with minimal effort. Here’s how I made the flowers for this folio.
- First, die cut flower layers from a sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ whip cream cardstock.
- TIP: Always die cut more flower layers than you need for the project you are working on. This way, you have a stash of prepared flower layers that are ready to go!
- Next, cup the flowers by running a ball stylus from the outer edge of the petal to the center. Apply gentle pressure, and the petals will magically turn up and shape themselves!
- Now apply the ball stylus around the center of each petal layer to finish the shaping process.
- Then layer the petals together, staggering the petals. Use hot glue or liquid adhesive to hold the petals in place.
- Next, shape the stamen die cuts in the same way and adhere in the center of each flower. You can fill the centers with beaded stamens, micro beads, Czech beads, or Prills, as I did.
- Finally, lightly brush the edges with ink to bring out the details. I used Gathered Twigs because it worked well with my paper selections.
I’ll show you all the flower layers in the short video tour below. But look how adorable this itty bitty posy is!
Decorate the folio spine with a cluster of dangle charms. I used an antique bronze clock, rhinestone gem, enamel bee and resin leaves. Attach the charms to a lobster claps with jump rings.
A Peek Inside
Add a box pocket inside the folio. Then fill it with everything you might need to create a tea party for one!
Use scraps of designer paper to gift wrap little treats.
This side pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a note card and a trio of darling tags.
A hidden pocket in the center panel provides room for a pull out folio. Place adhesive just along the bottom edge of an ephemera tag to create a tuck spot for a 3×4 card.
Meet the Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Marquis Die & Flower in a YouTube tour
To help you get a feel for the flow of this folio, and to introduce you to this wonderful die and flower, I’ve created a very short YouTube video tour.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post. To see the entire “Classically Becca” release at Spellbinders, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Filigree Marquis Die
- Cinch and Go Blossoms
- Spellbinders Aura Essentials Gems
- Carta Bella Flora 4
- Raw Silk Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
- lobster clasp
- jump rings
- charms and bits from my stash
This is very elegant, love the color combinations and the bows. Will definitely be saving this one for another looksie. Lots of good ideas…thanks!
Wonderful–perfect for a special frame. I like the charms.
You Rock my friend! You have that magic touch and ability to “see” the paper potential, layout and mix in those remarkable stashed embellishments from your closet to conjure a stunning folio. Loved the video too especially the tip of cutting that die in half! The die set reminds me of A2 Corner Cotillion and DOMAPG October 21 – what do you think?
Another beautiful folio Kathy. Very pretty die as well. Beautiful paper collection. Be well, be safe & TYFS
Beautiful Kathy! I don’t have very many dies yet but this one and a few others you have used are on my wish list. Love the charms, everything about this is telling us spring is coming.
Kathy, this folio is so lovely! The colors and images in that paper collection are so soft and soothing. And that die! Oh my, how gorgeous! I like the idea of cutting the die cut in half to use as another layer of dimension. That is a fantastic tip. Your flowers and ribbons are gorgeous and your little charms take it all over the top. Also I LOVE that sentiment “it’s the little things”. So true. Thank you for sharing this beautiful folio! Hugs!