Beautiful Inside and Out

Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Romantic Wild Roses and Spellbinders Decorative Applause Embossing Folder and Labels 42 Decorative Elements -
Have you ever used the phrase Beautiful Inside and Out to describe a sweet friend?  Sure you have!   You know them, that’s one of our good friends that has that special glow – she (or he) is so gracious and she’s magically kind without even trying.  It’s not often that I have the energy reserve to tackle the inside of a card, but I was thinking about it recently and thought if I’m truly sending a card to someone like I described, why not do more to make the card beautiful on the inside and out?  When I sat down to the task I immediately knew the stamp set I wanted to use – JustRite Romantic Wild Roses with a touch of vintage flavor using  Spellbinders Decorative Applause 3D Embossing Folder.  It was truly an easy task to accomplish using JustRite Romantic Wild Roses Offset SVG’s otherwise, I’d still be sitting in front of the TV fussy cutting :-)
Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Romantic Wild Roses and Spellbinders Decorative Applause Embossing Folder and Labels 42 Decorative Elements -
The embossing folder was colored by smearing Antique Linen Distress Ink before embossing then repeating the same steps using Tea Dyed Distress Ink (and a little mist of water) An aperture is cut using Spellbinders Labels 42 and then embellished using Spellbinders Labels 42 Decorative Elements.   I used the same dies in a similar arrangement as the outside including the cut flowers.  The outside text is done with JustRite Extended Family Large Fancy Sentiments and enough options that I used the same text to fill the inside.  I offset the area by bordering with Spellbinders Classic Scallops.  There’s just enough open room on the bottom to leave a sweet note for that special friend :-)  How about you, do you decorate the insides or are you ready to move on after making a smashing card on the outside?

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft – JustRite Extended Family Large Fancy SentimentsJustRite Romantic Wild Roses Offset SVG’s
Craft Paper
:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb smooth,  My Minds Eye – Lost and Found
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black, Tea Dyed Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Amuse Studio – Cranberry, Fresh Ink – Mojito, Harvest, Anna Griffin – Blush, SU – Garden Green
AccessoriesSpellbinders Decorative Applause 3D Embossing FolderSpellbinders Labels 42Spellbinders Labels 42 Decorative ElementsSpellbinders Classic Scallops, Krylon Gold Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Thanks also for your kind words this week – you are all beautiful inside and out ;-)

Question Parking Lot:

  • Shaz in Oz,xApril 22, 2015 - 5:21 am

    Ah Becca agree on the phrase beautiful inside and out, may we all be such sort of friends.
    Love how you put the recessed frame in the card, beautiful inside and out!! :)
    Shaz in oz.xReplyCancel

  • JanApril 22, 2015 - 5:36 am

    Morning Becca. Just love this card. Very springtime.Your saying certainly fits this card. Hugs from the U.K. Jan.xxReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijApril 22, 2015 - 5:38 am

    Very lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 22, 2015 - 5:51 am

    Really lovely. I don’t do the insides very often. My cards are normally naked inside!! Its a time thing I think.ReplyCancel

  • Pam (Tasmania)April 22, 2015 - 6:14 am

    Hi there love the embossing and the colours are lovely .
    Just right !!!! Inside and out thanks for sharing xReplyCancel

  • christiApril 22, 2015 - 7:03 am

    oh becca, just a cute little funny I thought you might appreciate. I opened your e-mail with a card sentiment inside and out and the very next e-mail I opened used the same language. it was empowering women inside and out. I just got tickled and wanted to share with you. have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterApril 22, 2015 - 7:33 am

    Truly lovely inside and out, the embossing is just beautiful with those flowers. I almost always just write on the inside, I usually make A2 cards and by the time I say everything I want to there isn’t room for decorating.ReplyCancel

  • MyraApril 22, 2015 - 7:36 am

    Hi Becca,
    Beautiful card and a lovely idea! Note to self – pay more attention to the inside of the card! Thank you.
    Love Myra xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiApril 22, 2015 - 7:38 am

    What a stunning card. It is truly a work of art. If I got one like it, it would sit on my desk all year. I do occasionally decorate the inside of the card. I like the look, just don’t always take the time to do it.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 22, 2015 - 7:38 am

    Just an absolutely lovely card. Pretty easy too. Love your “beautiful inside and out” which describes you to a tee! I love the fussy cutting and do this quite often. As a matter of fact, last night one girl brought some tags which she had printed out for us. I sat and fussy cut all 8 of them. The rest cut the tag part off!! LOL Hope you have a great Earth Day!

  • DorthyApril 22, 2015 - 8:01 am

    Love this card, I think it’s the first time I have seen one of your cards without ribbon on it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsApril 22, 2015 - 8:13 am

    This is beautiful Becca, so love the embossing folder, gorgeous detail. You have decorated the inside beautifully.

    Have a great day.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • margaret driscoll UKApril 22, 2015 - 8:28 am

    Hello Becca
    I have some stamps that I use for inside messages.
    .Phill Martin from Creative Expressions design them !
    I don’t always use stamps as a personal message is needed instead for friends and family!
    I love todays card Becca
    Nice when you find someone who is beautiful inside and out!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenApril 22, 2015 - 8:29 am

    Hi Becca,
    Your card is beautiful, just beautiful, it’s a work of art and a thing to treasure.
    Personally, I think a card is not a card without a nice insert and a decorated envelope or box.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Karen RatcliffeApril 22, 2015 - 8:31 am

    Morning Becca
    Your card is gorgeous, as usual! Love the embossing folder you used! I think the beautiful inside and out is a must. When I make a card the inside must be done too! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas!

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 22, 2015 - 8:43 am

    Hi Becca,
    Love your card and how you used the embossing folder, some times I ink up my folders too it makes a difference. Like your inside, I hardly dec. the inside of my cards. I have to remember to check your blog every day as I am not receiving it any more can’t understand why, as I am subscribed and used to get it all the time, miss getting it.Keep up the good work.LoveReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownApril 22, 2015 - 8:44 am

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 22, 2015 - 9:01 am

    Stunning card! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • RedGemApril 22, 2015 - 9:49 am

    Such beautiful cards… tks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaApril 22, 2015 - 9:57 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! Inside and out! What a wonderful way to make someone feel very special.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BApril 22, 2015 - 11:13 am

    I don’t always decorate the insides of my cards, but sometimes like yourself, I just feel the need to embellish. Your cards are so amazing. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtApril 22, 2015 - 11:14 am

    Hi Becca, Another beautiful card. Perfect for a perfect friend.
    Sometime if I have nice paper leftover, I will decorate the inside of the card.
    Other times, I wear myself out coming up with the card that I don’t do anything to the inside.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneApril 22, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    I like this vintage card that is so refreshing and stunning with its colored embossing and cut-out flowers, and aperture. Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)April 22, 2015 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Really love this one.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKApril 22, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    I really , really like this Becca, it would be so wonderful to receive this card , one to treasure,

  • Patricia HowarthApril 22, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    Hi Becca, A very pretty card, lovely stamping and gorgeous inside and out.
    I always put a decorated insert inside my cards, it finishes it off beautifully.
    I have this stamp set, it is really pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Bonnie D.April 22, 2015 - 4:56 pm

    Hi Becca. I really like this stamp set. I don’t have it yet, but I hope to find it at the Great Lakes Mega Scrapbook Convention I will be going to in May. Your card today is beautiful and I really like that you finished the inside this time.I always have to finish the inside of my cards because usually when I make a card, it’s to be used right away. (: One of these days I hope to get a stash of cards made so I don’t have to always rush!!
    God Bless

  • Anne (UK)April 22, 2015 - 5:37 pm

    The card is beautiful inside and out – just like its creator!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Diana DApril 22, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. The stamp set is so pretty. I am shocked to see no ribbon! HeheeeReplyCancel

  • Angela KiddApril 23, 2015 - 2:08 am

    Hi Becca, such a lovely card, very pretty, just sums you up :) xReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoApril 23, 2015 - 10:23 am

    It is beautiful inside and out! Lovely card, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 23, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    This card is lovely. TFS another technique to create beauty.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanApril 23, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a pretty card, I love the colour and design. I must admit I rarely decorate the inside of my cards but maybe I will try and do it with my next one and see what it looks like. Take care. xxReplyCancel

  • Terry SucheckiApril 24, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    Becca, your card is beatiful. It will make a great Mother’s Day card. I always love your creations and wait with anticipation for your next idea.
    Becca, I have a problem. I was absolutely in love one of your cards and I noticed in the list of what I would need to make a similar card that you use Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 80 lb smooth. Well, I found it online and ordered it. It came today and is just paper weight. Bummer. Is there something else I need to know? Could you take a picture of the end of a ream of paper/cardstock. Or is there a number that identifies it on your order form. I hope they’ll take it back.
    Sorry to be a pest. Thank you in advance for helping me.ReplyCancel

  • Dotty AApril 25, 2015 - 6:25 am

    LOVE this embossing folder…. and you used it so Beautifully too!!! I’m with everyone else on how Lovely your card is, inside and out!!!
    Yes I always do the inside of my cards…. the ones that I give localy I just love the looks on there face after they owww, Ahhhh over the outside then they open it and see the inside too. It makes them feel special I think. So I know the ones I send are viewed the same way.ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 26, 2015 - 10:12 am

    Beautiful! Love the layered inking.ReplyCancel