A Perfect Christmas

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - My Idea of a Perfect Christmas and Spellbinders
Hi there blog friends.  As much as we can’t wait for Christmas to come, can we please put on the brakes for just a minute?  I got up to Thanksgiving and the wheels came off…I’ve been travelling much of the last three weeks and am thankful to slow down and savor the sounds and feelings of Christmas.  That’s the blessing behind the little crafts we like to do – while we’re in the process of making and creating, it’s so nice to think about the recipient (and hum along to Christmas carols).  I took a moment to sit down and create another Christmas card with a sweet new set from Quietfire Design called My Idea of a Perfect Christmas.  The background is created using Spellbinders Botanical Swirls and Accents.  It’s topped off with Spellbinders Captivating Squares and Spellbinders Classic Squares LG.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - My Idea of a Perfect Christmas and Spellbinders (closeup)
Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:   Start out with a Card Base  7-1/2″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide (or see how to make that size with the Hinge Technique HERE), foam tape, red matting layer cut to 7″ x 5″, design paper layer cut to 6-7/8″ x 4-7/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Botanical Swirls on all four corners of card, foam tape, die cut layer using Captivating Squares, foam tape, die cut layer using Classic Squares LG.   As always, cut everything first, then stack.  Position ribbon, and bow on correct layer, admire, then glue!

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – My Idea of a Perfect Christmas
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Papertrey Red, Recollections Botanical Noel
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders Botanical Swirls and AccentsSpellbinders Captivating Squares, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Recollection Pearls, His & Hers Satin, Button, Recollections Gems, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Cheers to you and I hope the holidays are filling you with the spirit of the season.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m working on lots of new stuff in the background – stay tuned.


  • Liz sDecember 17, 2013 - 11:17 am

    This is pretty. Love the embelli.ReplyCancel

  • ShawnaDecember 17, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly LausenDecember 17, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Becca, Love, love all your beautiful cards…don’t always make a comment, but I understand that you like to hear from us…I like to hear that others like my cards and care about the hard work that goes into them…Have a blessed Christmas. BevReplyCancel

  • Jan GarberDecember 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

    Always so perfect itself! I am still trying to manage making those beautiful bows! Happy holidays, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 17, 2013 - 11:43 am

    What a beautiful Christmas card!! I love the lacey look – as usual. It really showcases the tender sentiment. Thanks, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresDecember 17, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Always fun to go, but so nice to get back to the routine. You didn’t falter, this card is so very beautiful. Time just flies by so quickly. EnjoyReplyCancel

  • Sar TannDecember 17, 2013 - 11:54 am

    I lurk more than I comment but I must say I NEVER tire of your work. You are truly blessed with a gift. Everything I’ve ever seen you create is just beautiful and this card is no exception. Simply stunning! :)ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 17, 2013 - 12:02 pm

    What a lovely, dressy card, with a very sweet sentiment. Some lucky friend or family will be thrilled. Glad you’re back. I missed you. The big day is almost upon us and of course, we’re running behind schedule. At least, here in the frozen north land of Quebec, Canada, that’s seems to be the way. But we always seem to catch up and have a wonderful Christmas. In case you don’t post between now and then, have a very Merry & Blessed Christmas. And again, thanks for all your fabulous posts. You are appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 17, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    So sumptuous! Love it!
    Hope you can slow down a bit now!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 17, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Hi Becca, Your card is stunning, as always you have created a ‘work of Art’. The sentiment is truly lovely and I would love to receive a card like this one.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    WAUW WAUW WAUW you´ve just done it again Becca, and made another masterpiece here. I sooooo love this card, and the sentiment are absolutely amazing. Who wouldn´t just love to recieve such an amazing card with these words on? I know, I sure would. Your work is always sooo gorgeous, and I can´t wait to see, what you´ve been working on behind the scenes for us??? But I´m very sure, whatever it is, it´ll be awesome as usual.
    In case I don´t see you again before christmas, I´ll be sure to wish you and your lovely family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too, and I hope, that I´ll get to learn sooo much great from you again in 2014.ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsDecember 17, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    I just love anything you do in red and white!!!!!! This is no exception, and will probably do this for son and daughter in law.
    Wondered if everything was o.k. With you and glad to know you were just traveling. May you have the most blessed CHRISTmas from a very loyal fan.

  • MickieDecember 17, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    Sooooo beautiful! Glad you are taking a break but can’t wait for the post of what you have up your sleeve now!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine JohnsonDecember 17, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and thanking you for making our lives a lot more beautiful with your crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 17, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    SOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Even with all your traveling you just don’t miss a beat with your cards!!! :) TAKE SOME TIME TO REST BECCA!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 17, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Gorgeous! The criss crossed corners give such intricate depth!ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorDecember 17, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    nice to see you back ,have missed your fab creations,this is another fantastic card ,Laura OReplyCancel

  • Jeanne ShipmanDecember 17, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    That is my idea of the perfect Christmas card!!! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 17, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    Hello Becca
    Missed your inspirational cards …this one is beautiful!
    Can you please tell me the colour, and brand, of the Red ribbon you use, it seems such a deep Red. Its lovely, and rich, and enhances the cards so well!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 17, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    What a beautiful card. You are so good & God has giving you a wonderful talent.

  • LenoriaDecember 17, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    Becca, I have been reading your blog for years now and I absolutely love your creating style, you have such an elegant beauty about your creations and if I could have the creating ability of anyone I would choose you! (I’m a little too old to “grow up” and be like you). Anyway, thank you for the creativeness which I envy and truly enjoy looking at. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    that makes for such a gorgeous background, love the holly gems and the pretty button to top it off! Glad you are able to slow down now and enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • RobynDecember 17, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Hi Becca, I have been looking at your amazing cards for some months now & they never cease to amaze me. They are so personal. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a wonderful white christmas while we spend this speciall season in air-con.
    Robyn (Nth Queensland Australia)ReplyCancel

  • Crafty NannaDecember 17, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    Wow Becca, such a beautiful and elegant card. I hope you do manage to find some down time after such a hectic 3 weeks God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 17, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    Love this – but there is NO way my hubby would “appreciate” the frills and pearls….any chance of seeing a more masculine treatment of this lovely sentiment from Quietfire? Thanks for considering!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WDecember 17, 2013 - 6:14 pm

    Very elegant Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 17, 2013 - 6:27 pm

    Glad you found some time to create. And what a beauty it is. Thank you for your instructions; always appreciated. I made my first hinged card. Your video was so easy to follow.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EDecember 17, 2013 - 6:31 pm


    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • RoseDecember 17, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This is absolutely lovely – the colours and design are beautiful.
    You have done it again!
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyDecember 17, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    Love this card… and LOVE the sentiment!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 17, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    Oh Wow! Really love this – made one of your designs you showed in the summer for the hubby’s card – it turned out well. I will make one of these just for the fun of it I think. Thanks for sharing and all you do.ReplyCancel

  • LaceladyDecember 18, 2013 - 12:35 am

    Stunning card – love the overlays of corners and the beautiful bow.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanDecember 18, 2013 - 12:43 am

    Hi Becca. What a beautiful, elegant card. I love the red and white combination as it just so Christmassy. Love the ribbon too – what a rich colour. Have a great day. xxReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 18, 2013 - 2:47 am

    Good morning Becca,
    What a beautiful card you have made and i have everything except the patterned paper but i’ll substitute another for it. such a pretty card but i can’t tell you what is the best part as it all is. The corner die makes a beautiful rectangle with an aperture in the middle. The red of the card and the ribbon is a beautiful rich red so gives it a luxury, opulent look as opposed to a bright red which would ruin the whole card.
    Looking forward to what you have in store for us.
    The best part of this time is having time to go up to the big cities and into the shopping centers (malls) not to buy but look at all the beautiful lights and displays that make it a sight worth seeing. Go by public transport so you don’t have the hassle of trying to find a parking place. Then take your time looking at all the wonders that they have designed, have a cuppa and relax watching the world go bye. Enjoy. After spending a bit relaxing even if its just for half a day, its amazing what is acheiveable.
    Have a great time
    Love and crafty hugs

  • Janine BDecember 18, 2013 - 2:55 am

    Gorgeous use of dies and ribbon – love the sentiment tooReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 18, 2013 - 3:45 am

    Hi Becca
    A very beautiful card again ,I just love the sentiment and colors used
    Hope you have time to have a rest this week somewhere along the way .

    Take Care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Mrs BDecember 18, 2013 - 11:37 am

    Hi Becca. I am delighted that you have shown this card. I have a coupleof special ones to make and this is perfect, I love it! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockDecember 18, 2013 - 12:48 pm

    This is a stunning card Becca just beautiful hugs Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • AliceDecember 18, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    A perfect Christmas deserves the perfect card and this one really fits the bill, beautiful xxîReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerDecember 20, 2013 - 12:29 am

    Gorgeous layering, ribbon, and gems! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallDecember 20, 2013 - 3:16 am

    Wonderful card, very elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Crissy ArmstrongDecember 21, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    Wow, Becca, I just discovered your blog by looking up new Spellbinder dies. Your cards are just over the top gorgeous! I love what you do with these dies. This card in particular made my eyes pop out of my head. No worries, they are back in their place. But man, you make me want to get all these dies GF!!! Anyhoo, impressed as I am with your card composition, I was equally wow’ed by that red bow! How on earth do you make such pretty bows? Is there some tut you can point me to? Gosh this is gorgeous! Wowzers, I’m just so happy I found your blog!ReplyCancel

  • MaryDecember 22, 2013 - 6:40 pm

    I love your beautiful Christmas card and plan on making for my husband for next Christmas. Lovely.ReplyCancel