A Little Blinged Up Note

Hi there blog friends!!!  After I got finished with my card today I realized that when looking at the the sentiment, I may have created a little oxymoron, ha…ha.  What started out to be Just a Little Note turned into a blinged up note.  I’m shaking my head – I just didn’t think about this when I was in the throes of the pearls.  Kind of like simple elegance, right!?!  I mean is there really an simple elegance?  I know, the places our minds go!  At any rate the cutout heart is from a new set of Charm Dies that were custom made by JustRite.  Oh the possibilities!!  I can forsee making a little locket for a scrapbook page, for a card or to give a little girl with this die template.  This is the first time I’ve used it, but I know it will become a staple in my “toolbox”.  It’s just the right size – big enough for a locket or gift tag, but small enough that I could center it on Spellbinders Lattice Pendant for that trendy doily look.   Of course Spellbinders Parisian Accents seem to peek out from underneath a lot of things I make – lots of mileage with that set too.

I don’t know if you noticed, but the pattern on that Charm is perfect.  That’s because I used the matching stamp set that’s drawn to the perfect scale to go with the charm.  Since there are four different charms in the die set there’s a JustRite matching stamp set from the Cling Collection to go along with it – so pop on over to the JustRite site and have a look at the Charmed stamp set.

How obvious is it that I got carried away with the pearls, lol!!  I just love them, can’t you tell?  I tied a Peg Bow and embellished it with a homemade jewel pick and finshed off with a swirl of pearls.

Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Charmed Cling Set
Paper: K and Company, The Paper Company
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – PInk Pastel, Ancient Page – Azalea
Accessories: JustRite, Custom Dies – Charms, Spellbinders Lattice Pendant, Spellbinders Parisian Accents

Not quite finished with my next tutorial, but I may have it this afternoon or tomorrow.  Thinking about going to have coffee with the girls and then back for final touches.  I hope you’re doing something spectacular today!!

  • lois skiathitisMarch 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

    Very pretty in pink Becca, I love how you have accessorized the card Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • KarenTMarch 12, 2011 - 10:08 am

    This card is absolutely stunning!!! I really, really, love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi ArmentaMarch 12, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaMarch 12, 2011 - 10:51 am

    I love your card!! All the pearls and swirls are absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.March 12, 2011 - 10:53 am

    All the elements fit together perfectly to make this lovely creation. How in the world do you ever manage to always get it ‘just right’ so that it is a thing of beauty????Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • FernandaMarch 12, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Nothing you do is “just a little” everything is of :GRAND CALIBUR” !
    Just love all the exquisite details on this creation! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 12, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Oh another stunning card Becca….your colour choice and accessories are always so perfect too.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Chrissy SMarch 12, 2011 - 10:59 am

    Hi Becca I just love this card, if i received a card like this, i would cherish
    it forever. thank you for sharing your talents.
    hugs Chrissy xReplyCancel

  • ColoradoMarch 12, 2011 - 11:01 am

    Lovely card, Becca. I love all the pearls, but I guess I’m just too frugal to put that many on one card. I think my husband would think I was crazy if I did! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • pamela watsonMarch 12, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Love the little note and pink is my favorite colorReplyCancel

  • Jeanielou KaufmanMarch 12, 2011 - 11:06 am

    I am doing something spectacular as you requested in your hopes. I am enjoying another great creation. It is so lovely with the pink hues. I often have wondered if you string all your pearl embellishments. Maybe you will answer that some day for us curious kittens… :-D…you know, “curiosity killed the cat”.
    Have a blessed day in Our LORD.
    Hugs, Jeanielou fr/PAReplyCancel

  • ChaunMarch 12, 2011 - 11:12 am

    I love the pearls too. Where do you get them? I can’t tell if the ones that are in a swirl, toward the right, are on a piece of acetate, or if they are on the cardstock. They are lovely, and I’d like to try this myself. Any tips to pearl application, or what brand pearls work best? I assume they are sticky-back pearls? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • ROSE C.March 12, 2011 - 11:14 am

    I think its beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • chrisMarch 12, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Such a sweet card :)ReplyCancel

  • SusiMarch 12, 2011 - 11:23 am

    A lovely card, really liking the softness of the DP you chose for the background!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca ShreveMarch 12, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Becca, this is so gorgeous!!
    When you showed the close up of the heart……….well, wouldn’t that be fun to do a heart card by placing the die near the fold! You could have a card on top of the card for a little secret message. What do you think?

    Thank you for sharing. God certainly has blessed us by blessing you.
    I love fall out!!


  • Shelly SchmidtMarch 12, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Another beautiful card! Love it- I am such a pink lover!ReplyCancel

  • MaryLouMarch 12, 2011 - 11:52 am


    You use those fabulous pearls in a lot of your cards.
    What are they called, and where do you get them?
    Inquiring minds want to know!



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  • Francie (Montreal)March 12, 2011 - 12:04 pm

    Oooooh! This card is a real pearl! Lovely, delicate and pretty in pink.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuMarch 12, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    So soft and delicate, Becca – very pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Tami BMarch 12, 2011 - 12:31 pm

    This is beautiful. I keep checking my local craft store for the Parisian Accents. I wish they would hurry up & get them in! And you know what else I wish? I wish I owned stock in the pearl embellishments industry, just because of you. Thanks for another absolutely gorgeous creation.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene GabrielMarch 12, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca (but then aren’t all your creations elegant and gorgeous?). I love the way you use pearls on your cards all the time. Love the pinks of this card and the new dies you’ve used. Thanks for being so willing to share your creations with us.ReplyCancel

  • LouiseMarch 12, 2011 - 12:41 pm

    Love your card, especially the bling!!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    OH! What a pretty card!! So feminine, and I love seeing the long horizontal shape of the card, rather than the standard rectangle. (Sorry that doesn’t make sense, but I don’t know the official description of that long type of card.) Anyway, thank you for sharing such beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMarch 12, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    Anyone would LOVE to receive this ‘little note’.
    My it is so beautiful.
    Love the paper and all of your dies as usual.
    Your bow. stick pin, and all those amazing pearls are so wonderful!
    Enjoy your time out with your friends :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • MickieMarch 12, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Been off line for several days due to circumstances and had to get on here ASAP to get a Becca FIX. LOL Paged through and you have done some more amazing work my dear. Can’t wait to get lined out to get back to crafting my cards, you have such wonderful ideas and I just love this flower. Gotta do that one!!ReplyCancel

  • EileenMarch 12, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Beautiful card, beautiful bling!

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanMarch 12, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    So pretty and elegant…..just beautiful….ReplyCancel

  • DelamaMarch 12, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    I love the card. I like the back paper with the butterfly and flower and the heart templet you use and how you use the pearl on the card. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • DawnMarch 12, 2011 - 3:34 pm

    So pretty!!!!
    Thank you for sharing the beauty!
    Hugs, Dawn

  • Mary HarrisMarch 12, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    I love it!! I love the pearls and that stick pin… gorgeous!! That heart is just so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Lori EllMarch 12, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    beautiful as usualReplyCancel

  • JeanMarch 12, 2011 - 7:25 pm

    Becca, This is so beautiful. I love the heart. This is a sweet card. Thank you for sharing your talent and your creative mind!ReplyCancel

  • Martha-Bristol,CTMarch 12, 2011 - 7:28 pm


  • Mary RobersonMarch 12, 2011 - 8:43 pm

    This card totally rocks! Love everything about it:)ReplyCancel

  • CindyMarch 12, 2011 - 9:18 pm

    Wow – that is some “little” note. I love it. All blingy and pink with pearls (two of my favorites!) Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 13, 2011 - 12:33 am

    I love this card, it is the pink that grabs me, but I do have to admit before I read your blog post and I saw the sentiment I had to laugh. Nothing “little” about this design! Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Pam HMarch 13, 2011 - 12:55 am

    Love those pinks!ReplyCancel

  • PatMarch 13, 2011 - 4:09 am

    As always your work has inspired me to do more different things with my craft work. Bless you . Pat xxReplyCancel

  • Dusty GallowayMarch 13, 2011 - 5:17 am

    This card is adorable! I have a question: What type of adhesive do you use for the pearls you use on so many of your cards…I seem to have trouble getting mine to stay on my cards!~ReplyCancel

  • patounineMarch 13, 2011 - 5:56 am

    superbe comme d’habitudeReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 13, 2011 - 9:20 am

    Beautiful! I love all of the pears and that new die cut from Just Right is perfectReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 13, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    I think it’s just the right size :o)

    Very pretty!

    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Anne ( Midlands UK)March 13, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Beautiful Becca. AnneReplyCancel

  • jennifer flettMarch 14, 2011 - 3:59 am

    that is lovely could do the smaller size
    for wedding favours
    jen (UK) xxReplyCancel

  • jennifer flettMarch 14, 2011 - 4:09 am

    another inspiring work of art
    jen (UK) xxReplyCancel

  • LisetteMarch 14, 2011 - 9:21 am

    Hi Becca!! Your cards are so inspirational for me. I have a question with the spellbinder dies, since you use them so much. When you cut out a label or anything that has very thin swirls, how to you get the cutouts out of the dies without bending them for making holes in them by trying to poke them out? Thanks for any tips!! God Bless. LisetteReplyCancel

  • Sue (suen)March 14, 2011 - 11:26 am

    What a delicate, lovely card, Becca! The heart charm is just wonderful, nestled on the parisian accents! The pearl flourish and DP choice are absolutely perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie FieldsMarch 15, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    How long have you been making the cards? It sounds like you have everything possible to work with. I so envy your talent and would love to be able to duplicate your cards.
    Thanks again for sharing your talents.

  • paulaMarch 15, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    simply stunning… far too nice for a note…

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 16, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    I love this card! Again, you shown your extraordinary creativity with your use of the spellbinders layers and the way you stacked them and laced the ribbon through. And, of course those bows of yours are scrumptious. I am trying to accomplish such fluffy bows, but I guess I need better ribbon to work with. When I get one that looks like a “Becca” bow, I’ll post it on my new blog for you to see!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 18, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    So Beautiful, love the paper, great pearl accenting and great detail on your pin too!ReplyCancel