Good morning dear friends! I received a sweet, sweet Christmas saying from my friends at Quietfire Design called Our Hearts Grow Tender and immediately began looking through dies for something to show it off in hopes of doing it a small measure of justice. Coincidentally, I have ‘new to me’ dies sitting on the counter and was simply awestruck by Spellbinders Reverent Square. I also used Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, a staple in my stash! Lets just say that I fell in love at first cut and played around and dreamed – that’s really how it goes. I’m a die lover and there’s always a moment before it’s first cut that is filled with the anticipation of what you’re going to get. Better than a box of chocolates! As a creative, it’s a blessing, others call it therapy :-) I’m creating a lot these days, but this kind of playing around keeps me grounded.
This is a simple card – truly the die and stamps do all the work. I decided to minc Spellbinders Reverent Square, but it’s just as easy to cut it in gold. If you don’t have a minc machine – no worries – it’s just a tool I really like to use but simply cutting the die in gold is so close to mincing that you really have to look to tell the difference. It’s so subtle but essentially you get the same look, just different highlights – I snapped a picture to show you the difference below.
Oh, and I thought the occasion called for a sweet tag using the Layered Poinsettia and Spellbinders Mary Border Strip :-)
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Our Hearts Grow Tender
Craft Paper: Vintage Cream Linen, Pure Poppy – Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Reverent Square, Spellbinders Captivating Squares, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Spellbinders Mary Border Strip, Satin Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Prima Swirl Pink PearlsThanks so much for stopping by today. More soon!
Beautiful die, beautiful sentiment and totally me at Christmas time!
Lovely sentiment which is perfectly showcased!
Anne (UK) x
Lovely card and sentiment from a truly lovely lady. I absolutely love the look of the minc! Wishing all of you a blessed Holiday.
I just wish you would do Christmas cards every day, LOL! I get so much joy out of seeing your blog come onto my computer and knowing that I am going to just love what you create.
I usually blog-lift your most beautiful (in this year’s case-this one) and make it for my only sibling, my sister. Although I don’t have a minc machine, I will just cut it in gold and hope for the best! Utterly georgous and love the sentiment which will be very apropo (sp) for my sister card. Thanks for sharing.\
This is absolut stunning work again here Becca. I love the golden frame around the wonderful sentiment here. It just goes sooo perfect together and give that exstremely elegant look, that I love sooo much. You have just done it again Becca and made such an amazing masterpiece here.
Absolutely beautiful sentiment – but Quietfire can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. You have used a beautiful die to showcase it. Hugs Christine xx
Love this die and enjoyed the comparisons of gold c.s. and mincing. I realized the comparisons of both when making my Christmas cards – love that machine!!! Merry Christmas!!
Loving the card and tag Becca ,awesome work.
Elaine H X
I just love this card, Becca. It is as Christmas-y as can be and showcases the sentiment perfectly. I also appreciate the comparison of the die cut with the minc. Two different looks with one die! Thanks for sharing this lovely card and tag.
Soo Beautiful. Becca, you are such a blessing to all of us.
I so Love this one! So gorgeous! The saying reminds me of one that would have been said in Victorian Times when Romance abounded. I think that is what snagged me first. The little tag is darling, too.
There are soo many dies that I pass up simply because I have no imagination and can’t see how pretty they are. Then someone shows me what they look like when cut out and there it goes on my wish list. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card.
Wow! What a beautiful card Becca.
I love Suzanne’s dies and don’t think I can let this one go. I’ll be
shopping for it soon.
I also wanted to thank you for all of the tips you gave yesterday for using the Minc
Machine. I have ordered the mini and can hardly wait for it to get here :o)
Oh Becca such perfection! What a stunning Christmas card, I love the saying, and yes we do feel like children at this glorious time of the year. Yes, I certainly would love to be the recipient of this card. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful card – great stamp from Quietfire!
Absolutely beautiful card. Love that poinsettia.
Your card and the verse are a match made in heaven. Just beautiful.
Love this! Perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon smile…thanks, Ms. Becca! Blessings!
Hi Becca. Gorgeous card today, and I love the tag too :-) Hugs xxx
What a beautiful assemblage. The saying is so sweet and your card is, as usual, impeccable. Thank you so much for sharing your supplies list with us. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased the foil card stock and it works beautifully with the intricate dies. May God Bless you always as you are a blessing to us!
Love this Becca.
Another die I need to buy.
Good morning Becca, stunning just stunning!!! I know I’ve said it before but you really do take my breath away, you sweet Angel!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
Hello Becca what a wonderful team Amazing Paper Grace and Quietfire !
a match made in Heaven love it .
Thank you for showing us the ways to use gold so we don’t feel left out
that we don’t have all the machines . Take care x
So Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Beautiful card. You did the Quietfire stamp justice! The Quietfire sentiment you used on this card is a wonderful sentiment. It must be new for I have not seen it before. And the Spellbinders Reverent Square die is awesome. Makes me wish I had not finished my Christmas cards! Something to think about for next year. Are you still singing Christmas carols? You go girl!
I love your playing Becca! A beautiful card has resulted! I do love the verse. There is still a bit of a child in us all
I love dies too, Becca! I enjoy collecting them and love love watching the cutout emerge from my machine the first time and each time I cut using different materials or pattern paper. It’s such a delight! I love the pure elegance of this stunning card. I wish I had a better word because stunning doesn’t do it justice. The sentiment is beautiful and just adds to the beauty of the card. Spellbinders poinsettia dies are a favorite of mine and your flowers are lovely in bright red. The perfect touch.
I am always inspired by your creativity and really appreciate when you share your creative process. Blessings to you!
Hi Becca, This card is gorgeous !! I love the die-cuts you have shown ‘minced’ and ‘cut in gold’, and the poinsettia dies are used more than any others in my craft room, I love them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Such an elegant Christmas card you have created, and the sentiment is wonderful!
The Reverent Square is just so beautiful!
Wonderful card as always. I like the die cut but really love the minced one!
Yes! This really is an absolutely beautiful die and of course your card uses it perfectly elegantly xx
So very gorgeous
Good morning Becca,
Oh i do love it when we get a truly Becca card with all the bells and whistles on it and this one is no exception, it is stunning flower. You always make such elegent cards and projects that seem to come from a time long ago when elegence was how things were done and made and lasted the test of time because of it. I will content myself on cutting out gold card as i can’t afford to get both lazer printer and foiling machine. I know that the libraries have photocoping machines but they charge a small fortune to print something off and we don’t have across here like you do in the States the office supply shops that let you try things out but i can get the same pleasure just using gold card. Thank you flower for bringing such beauty to our eyes.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)
Another beauty! I hope to play around with some “minc-ing” this weekend. BTW I sent you my address for the wonderful card from 10/2, I wasn’t sure if I sent it where I was supposed to – through the “contact” tab at the top of the blog. Thanks again.
Oh Becca, you have done it again. What a pretty card. I love this spellbinders die. I am going to go and get me one now. This is so elegant I can see using it for numerous occasions. The quote I absolutely adore and made me feel like a child reading it. God Bless
Hi Becca, this is a gorgeous card and a beautiful sentiment. Just read your tips for the minc machine they are fantastic thanks the problem I have is my laser printer doesn’t copy so I tried to scan in my copy form my other one to my laptop but can’t find where it went still trying.
This card is so Beautiful!! not sure if I have these dies but if I don’t I am buying immediately!
thank you for sharing.
Wow and double Wow, love this die set, so gorgeous and what fabulous cards they make, such a beautiful frame, you have done it great justice.
Stunning card and I love the verse.
Loved your last post too, sorry I missed it so did not comment.
I hope things are going well for you
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
I have the Die but as I can’t MINC it will have to be in Gold Mirri card !
Not as beautiful as your card but I do try! lol
Take care Dear Becca
HOW BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!! HOW did I miss this one????AND can you guess what Santa’s bringing me for Christmas????? I can’t wait!!! THANK YOU for showing us the difference!!!! ;)
It’s the one day of the year my husband fixes breakfast for us! Then plenty of relaxing and maybe a movie.
Hoping your’s is exactly what you need it to be! Merry Christmas.
This card is gorgeous Becca :)
I finally got to use my minc machine last night for the first time. I was so worried my printer may not be compatible after reading your hints on your blog.
But it was a success :D haha
Thanks for sharing, keep them coming x
I saw this card the day u posted it but did not have time to leave a comment. I think this is the most (all great words too many to type) magnificent Christmas card I have ever seen. I got a Minc but Im going to wait till after holiday traffic to go to office depot. Its really BADDDDD at that location.