Welcome to another Featured Artist/Designer Spotlight. Today we’re thrilled to welcome Kelly Griglione. Before we show you Kelly’s project, let’s get to know her a little bit more…

KellyGriglioneProfilePic-12042014-250WHi! I’m Kelly, and like many of us, crafting has always been a large part of my life. I have such fond memories of time spent with my Grandma at her kitchen table learning every type of craft imaginable. My passion is for paper, both collecting it (19th century valentines/postcards/scrapbooks) and making things with it (cards/home decor/party decorations/scrapbooks). I currently love pushing the boundaries in card making, and I get such a thrill figuring out how to make something work the way I want it to. Find me at www.notablenest.blogspot.com. I’d absolutely love to see you there!




Noel Chandelier Cards

Hi folks! I am excited to share a few cards with you!  I wanted to make this chandelier the main focal point on a Christmas card, but was having trouble with where to put the sentiment. So I decided to make the chandelier the sentiment!


After die cutting the chandelier, I snipped off the candles from the chandelier and replaced them each with letters spelling out “NOEL”. Don’t be afraid to alter your dies! Make them work for you. Behind this panel I embossed the card base for some extra dimension. This card would be a great candidate for mass-producing for the holidays.


Here’s another example of the same idea. This one is even easier to reproduce, as instead of embossing, I’ve just layered two pieces of patterned paper (cut following the line of the pattern) to highlight the chandelier.


Notice that both cards have patterned paper on the inside of the card. The inside is half the real estate of the card, so it’s good to dress that up when you can.


I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects! Thanks so much to Paper Crafter’s Library for having me as a guest on their blog!

Memory Box Graceful Chandelier Die
Alpha stamps
Patterned paper
Papertrey Ink Mehndi Medallion Impression Plate

We hope you have enjoyed today’s project courtesy of Kelly Griglione. Be sure to stop by Kelly’s blog to see even more of her beautiful work (and let her know we sent you). Have a great day!

17 replies on “Featured Artist/Designer: Kelly Griglione”

  1. Awesome design and feature! I am loving these two cards with the same die! Congrats to Kelly for this fabulous feature!

  2. Congrats to Kelly! Nice to see her work here – she’s one of the best crafters (and nicest people) out there!! Sweet project, and love how you’ve thought out of the box and used NOEL for your candles. Love this.

  3. Just fantastic… always a pleasure to see your smile, and fabulous designs, Kelly! Love the idea of patterned paper… hmmm, I’m wondering if you could use those heavier ones as a card base? Just turned outside in? I’ll be experimenting for sure…
    =] Michele

  4. Kelly what a fabulous interview and I love your cards, only you brilliant enough to switch out the candles and the letters! I always love to see what you are going to do next, your card is the first one Ii go to look at when the new Fusion starts.

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