Because It Has a Song

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the bird goodness that Our Daily Bread Designs has offered this month.  The birds are gorgeous and the sentiments that accompany them are amazing.  I have two cards to share using this months sets.   This card from the He Watches Me Set has one of my very favorite quotes :-)

I framed the birds using Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM and Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG then embellished with cut bits of Martha Stewart  Daisy Fan Border Punch. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – He Watches Me
Paper:  Bazzill, K & Co. – TC Blossomwood
Ink:  Memento – Rich Cocoa, Blue dye based ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Border Punch.  Pearls, Ribbon

The next card is made using Our Daily Bread Designs You Will Find Refuge Set, with this charming little Chickadee.  I colored the Chickadee with Copic Markers and sponged in the background  while still in the Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals SM die.  I slipped in a layer cut in the round using Martha Stewart Iron Gate Corner Punch.  Quite some time ago I created a tutorial that shows you how to create a circle or circular frame using a corner punch – you can find it HERE; it works marvelously with the newer MS corner punches as well.  Underneath that decorative layer I stacked another Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG and Spellbinders™ Classic Scalloped Ovals LG.  One of my favorite shapes for sentiments (because it is the perfect size) is like a surprise bonus in the Spellbinders™ Polka Dot Frame.  This shape comes from the inside of the smallest frame.   

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – You Will Find Refuge
Paper:  Bazzill, K &Co. – TC Blossomwood
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chanti, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, CTMH Creme Brulee
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders™ Class Ovals SM, Spellbinders™ Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Spellbinders™ Polka Dot Frame, Martha Stewart Iron Gate Corner Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping in to see what I was up to.  You’re always welcome, friends!

ETA:  Above I referenced a tutorial I created back in 2008 that teaches you how to create a circular frame using a corner punch.  I received a question that I wanted to address quickly.  The question asked was how to take the wings off of the Martha Stewart Punches and the answer is please don’t remove them.  The Martha Stewart punches can be used just as if they were a regular punch, with the wings in, so there is no need to remove anything.

  • Marilyn ClarkFebruary 22, 2010 - 4:42 am

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing and getting this soggy Monday morning off to a beautiful start. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Susan MFebruary 22, 2010 - 4:49 am

    Beautiful as usual Becca! Thanks for encouraging us to make our own creations too.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 22, 2010 - 5:37 am

    Both cards are beautiful and rather vintage looking IMHO! The DP is gorgeous. As always Becca, awesome composition on both cards. TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • PaulaFebruary 22, 2010 - 6:01 am

    Becca you are such a talented lady and generous with sharing your gift. You really inspire me – I wish I was a fraction as talented as you.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayFebruary 22, 2010 - 6:37 am

    Both cards are absolutely stunning Becca, I know I’m always in for a treat when I stop by here. Your creative genius is a gift from above!ReplyCancel

  • RobbieFebruary 22, 2010 - 7:21 am

    These are amazing, Becca! Boy, what goes on in that pretty head of yours??!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary L.February 22, 2010 - 7:52 am

    How do you take the “corner” pieces off the M.S. punch? In your video you use the EK punch but those are easy to get off. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Farneth-KerrFebruary 22, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Very Cool !! I am going to have to check them out now :)
    I just love birds. Your cards a just stunning !!ReplyCancel

  • mary anne harmonFebruary 22, 2010 - 8:47 am


    I cannot thank you enough for your inspiration. Your beautiful art, your kind heart in sharing it, and your writing is a true gift from God. Thank you so very much. I always feel more peaceful, serene, closer to God and inspired to create after visiting your blog.

    Mary Anne HarmonReplyCancel

  • debFebruary 22, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Your work is always amazing. I must seek out this paper! How springy and cheerful? Wow!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 22, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Both so Beautiful, love the colors in the last one, neat framing!ReplyCancel

  • JoyceFebruary 22, 2010 - 9:51 am

    Beautiful as always!!ReplyCancel

  • CheriFebruary 22, 2010 - 9:57 am

    I just love your website, so with a little time on my hands (ONE of the perks of being retired!) I decided to revisit your blog from day 1~~You really are an amazing artist! I am so happy I found you, the daily inspiration you give from your amazing talent, and also from the quotes and character profile so appreciated by this reader. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Dana C.February 22, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Wow! These cards are amazing! I love the tutorial on how to make punched out circles! I can’t believe I missed it really. Your cards are so inspiring and your talent blows me away. I showed your blog to a fellow card maker and she was floored. We both want the spellbinders, but neither has an embossing machine. Need to change that! Lol! Thank so much for the cards you show and sharing your techinques.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenFebruary 22, 2010 - 11:43 am

    Becca, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work and for sharing how you create them. These cards are gorgeous! I love the quotes and Bible verses from this set too!ReplyCancel

  • RitaFebruary 22, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    beautiful card…as always…I love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningFebruary 22, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Oh Becca these are both gorgeous!!! I just got this dp and love it! Everything you make is jaw dropping!!! Love every detail!!!ReplyCancel

  • angela mcleanFebruary 22, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    This is SO beautiful!!!
    Angela xxx.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.February 22, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Beautiful cards-love both birds and sentiments and great backgrounds!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenFebruary 22, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Becca –

    These cards are just stunning! I love them.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 22, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    Love how you framed them. Gosh, it makes me want Spring to hurry up. I’m from the north and I’ll tell ya, we can’t wait.

    Hope your feeling better,

  • SallyFebruary 22, 2010 - 6:28 pm

    Love your bird card Becca, they are both fabulous!
    As always your cards are true inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • RufusFebruary 22, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous, as always! Love all the layers and the circle cut from a corner punch. Also really, really like that DP. Will have to find some of that! Hope that the gorgeous cards mean that you are feeling better.

  • Karen LinarezFebruary 22, 2010 - 11:11 pm

    I always love your creations, and again you do not disappoint. The video tutorials have been great. I love that 2008 card you referenced with the frame cut using a corner punch, how gorgeous! You’re so inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • Beth AnnFebruary 23, 2010 - 6:15 am

    I would love to see you paper stash. I love how the willows just fits the bird stamp. Another reason I check your blog daily. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CherieFebruary 23, 2010 - 9:25 am

    Becca, Your card is stunning! The colors are wonderful. As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity with us!


  • luvglitztooFebruary 24, 2010 - 12:23 am

    Another great card. I love the frame and I found the tutorial easy to follow. I will try my hand at it tomorrow. This is going to be a card making weekend. I love the dp. I had to look at it for a long time before I real ized it wasn’t a 3D effect. Lovely touches.ReplyCancel

  • LatishaFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:05 am

    I love that designer paper you used on that first card, it is so beautiful!! I need some of your mojo lol, you rock friend.

  • Candy MillsFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:31 am

    Beautiful cards, Becca. I love that Pussy Willow paper :o)
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • MarianaFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    What an awesome card, I have to say thanks for expanding my horizons I now think a lot while I’m at the store buying punches, you have open my eyes!!ReplyCancel

  • judy baileyMarch 3, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    on the card ” because it has a song” ; can you tell me how to make the circular frame with the corner punch ? i am new to blogging and need help ! thanks , judyReplyCancel