Blessings of the Season

Sweet friends, know that you are blessed today!   I have a card to share that is certainly tickling my Christmas bones.   I haven’t had a chance to dive into Christmas yet, but like many of you, once in . . . I’m all in :-)  I don’t know about you but when I’m planning my Christmas Crafting activities, I like to invest in a couple of different looks.  Traditional and vintage looks seem to be my main staples and then I like to have a smidgen of whimsy so that I can do a few of those too.  My card today leans more towards the traditional and I’m using a sweet JustRite Stampers set introduced earlier this month called Christmas Trimmings.

I have an admission to make.   Once a Spellbinders release is over and I sit down to use the new dies, I think I’m sooooooo excited about them that I try to get as many of them on one card as possible.  I had to really pull back on the card I made today and subtract – I just couldn’t make it all fit without clashing.  The fun thing is, that just with what I subtracted, it gave me motif ideas for two more cards.  I like that.  I’m not crazy but the new templates all try to talk to me at once “use me”, “no, use me” – I know you know what I mean ;-)

For this card I really wanted to use Spellbinders Holly Accents – I way over did it and cut back to just using the border which I divided into half, For my sentiment I picked smaller clean cut elements from  Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents and backed it with a piece from Spellbinders Ironworks Accents.  Then the edge . . . I am so loving the Edgeabilities for the variety they give me – I combined Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop and Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities and ran them both through in one cut to get this edge treatment!  

Stamps: JustRite Stampers – Christmas Trimmings
Paper: Strathmore,
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Chocolate Roan, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Dauber), Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Dauber)
Spellbinders Holly Accents, Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop, Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities, Spellbinders Ironworks Accents, Ribbon, Picks, Recollections gems

Thanks for stopping in!!  New releases come out with Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow — I think you’ll be sew excited with the new sets that are coming out!!

  • Debbie HawkinsJuly 31, 2011 - 11:24 am

    A truley stunning card as always,you brighten my day every day,I can not wait for another card.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.July 31, 2011 - 11:38 am

    WOW! WOW! WOW! So loving this card…ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.July 31, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Becca, Becca, Becca. I so love the design of your card and the colors,………. well Outstanding. Love them little stick pins in the bow as well.

  • Yvonne TuneJuly 31, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Hi Becca what a lovely card, I can’t get into the Christmas mood just yet, it’s a bit to early for me, but love checking your blog when I get an update email,
    to see what you have created,
    best wishes from a very wet and un-summery day in Co Wicklow, IrelandReplyCancel

  • Regina aka Mrs. HamJuly 31, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Wow…This is just stunning. I can’t take my eyes off of it. You’ve really out done yourself, and I didn’t think that was possible. on this card. I love ALL the elements you’ve added.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 31, 2011 - 11:47 am

    Very Beautiful card cant wait for my spellbinders dies to come got some of the new ones and 3 sets of the edgabilitys
    thanks for sharing you work
    love it

  • Wanda McGheeJuly 31, 2011 - 11:51 am

    This card lives up to your name “Amazing Paper Grace”! Becca your talent for paper crafting is truly a step above the rest. Thanks for sharing and being a blessing. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoJuly 31, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Very pretty card.ReplyCancel

  • Beth BabcockJuly 31, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Oh Becca, how gorgeous! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Bette HensonJuly 31, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    Another beautiful card – I am looking forward to all the new toys I will have to play with for my Christmas cards – this card is just perfect in every way.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WJuly 31, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    I absolutely DO know what you mean about new supplies begging for attention. I sometimes go through several possible concepts for just one card I need to make — all because I can’t decide which of my “friends” (this new punch? that great stamp? this die? that paper?) should get the chance to be on the card!ReplyCancel

  • Pam BlairJuly 31, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    Hi Becca, if there’s one thing I know for sure every day it’s that I ‘m truly blessed whenever I receive an email from you inviting me to look at another gorgeous and spectacular card that you have created and designed.

    Please know you do bless my life everyday with your amazing creativity and talent. Thank you for this beautiful Christmas card. Whomever receives it will be truly blessed indeed. Blessings to all, Pam :)ReplyCancel

  • Dottie McFaddenJuly 31, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    Absolutely amazing as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Bert RiveraJuly 31, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    I love the magic you create with stamps, dies, ribbon and love.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly VaughnJuly 31, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Oh Becs, This card is my absolute favorite for the year!! It is amazing, as are all of your cards but this one…..Wowsa!! Love you, BFF.

  • RebekkaJuly 31, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    Becca, this is just stunning! Love the dies you used and the of coarse what is Christmas without the red bow.ReplyCancel

  • jenreynard@shaw.caJuly 31, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Love all the layering – such a stunning Christmas card with so many extra details! You are so talented! TFSReplyCancel

  • AnnelieJuly 31, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    Oh, my goodness, Becca — what a gorgeous card. Love how all the elements work together and you’re making me think about Christmas in this beastly heat! Thanks again for sharing your extraordinary talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamJuly 31, 2011 - 12:39 pm

    Oh Becca, what a gorgeous card. All the elements work together perfectly. I really enjoy your posts and visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RJuly 31, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Oh this is SO PRETTY! I love all the fancy die cuts and the beautiful ribbon too!ReplyCancel

  • Suzi YerkesJuly 31, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    This is beautiful! It takes me back to my youth.ReplyCancel

  • Connie GoodJuly 31, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Oh I would love to get one of those cards for Christmas….thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 31, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    I didn’t know I was ready to get in the Christmas spirit until I saw this card. It’s delightful! I’m head over heels about it. What a wonderful way to kick off the season. Thanks for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • alsmouseJuly 31, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    Gorgeous card, I really love the traditional look and the sentiment is perfect. The way you used the Holly Spellbinders inspired me to reconsider adding that one to my taller than me wish list.

  • cynthia beynonJuly 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Becca Its just a beautiful elegant card that I would be proud to receive, or
    even send. I can’t send itso I guess I would be happy to receive it.
    Please make some with a manger scene.


  • MoniaJuly 31, 2011 - 1:18 pm

    WOW! As always Your card is breathtaking! I love colours and dies combination. Thank You for the inspiration :)
    Hugs from Poland :)ReplyCancel

  • KittenJuly 31, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    Beautiful! Gives me the Christmas spirit! TFSReplyCancel

  • Mary RobersonJuly 31, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    That was a neat idea to center the focal point. I usually want to put it on the left, but the center looks good too. Thanks for the inspiration to do it differently.ReplyCancel

  • Anne ( Midlands UK)July 31, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    So beautiful Becca. Anne xReplyCancel

  • Susan L. GarvinJuly 31, 2011 - 1:51 pm

    Dear Becca,
    The title of your blog is soooo right on. You are amazing!! When I go online every day, the first blog I check is yours. I copy a picture of each card with the instructions. I love how creative you are using the Spellbinders dies. I am addicted, like you to those beautiful dies. I live in Phoenix and worship at the feet of Stacy and her creative staff. I have 190 Spellbinders sets, and I have to buy the new ones as they come out. Sometimes my non-cardmaking and non-scrapbooking friends think I need a intervention, but they would hate not to get my cards and scrapbooks that I make for them. Your creations bring joy to so many people. Thank you so much for your beautiful blog.

  • jean w.July 31, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    Oh Becca! What a beautiful card! Love the way the red peaks out from the edge and the label pieces…another great inspiration! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • jean w.July 31, 2011 - 2:21 pm

    sorry the word should be spelled “peeks” lol!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJuly 31, 2011 - 2:29 pm

    Lovely card. I’ve always wanted to ask….where do you get the little end protectors that it looks like are on the ends of your pin picks?ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 31, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    A truly STUNNING card as always! Wow wish I was on your Christmas list. I think our new stamps, dies etc., screaming at us to “Use Me” is the reason our older supplies some times get less love. By the time we get new things the older ones have grown tired of screaming. :)
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Linda RoyaltyJuly 31, 2011 - 2:54 pm

    You have gotten me into a Christmas crafting mood. Love this card and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • christinaJuly 31, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    hello, this is so beautiful, i actually got choked up just seeing it because it is my favorite time of the year!!! thank you so much for sharing it!!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJuly 31, 2011 - 4:11 pm

    Ha- Ha, you know it is really funny, every year in July I get into the Christmas spirit. I catch myself singing Christmas songs and things pop into my head on what I can do for Christmas “this year”. I don’t think anyone really knows the actual date Jesus was born , so I often wonder if it really was some time in July. Hmmmm ……… who knows? : ) Anyway, thanks for sharing the beautiful card and helping me to realize I am not the only one who thinks of Christmas when there is not a drop of snow to be found. God bless every one…….. DeniceReplyCancel

  • Kathy RobitailleJuly 31, 2011 - 4:15 pm

    Oh Becca… I am so excited for Christmas card making… I am so looking forward to what I can dream up. Your card here is a real stunner! Thanks for all your tips and pearls of wisdom Becca… I sure would love to meet you someday! Happy creating…kathyReplyCancel

  • BaukjeJuly 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    LOVE all the red Becca, a gorgeous cardReplyCancel

  • Martha RJuly 31, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    Stunning!!!!! No other words are needed. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • RubyJuly 31, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    I just adore this card… you as always have such an eye for design. Oh, to be on your Christmas List! haha… Tks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Frances EricksonJuly 31, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    Becca what a beautiful card!! I love Christmas and love sending out beautiful cards. This will be one of them for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoJuly 31, 2011 - 4:57 pm

    Oh did you get my Christmas juices going Becca. Now I am looking at anything and everything Christmas. Yikes!!!!!!!! But I loveeeeeeee your card and hope I can make some really nice cards this year. Going to try and make five different cards, 10 of each design so I do not get bored with one design. Wish me luck….lol lol. God bless. ekcReplyCancel

  • CandyJuly 31, 2011 - 5:08 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Your Christmas card is so beautiful!!
    I love it :o)ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 31, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Beautiful Christmas Card. Love the big red bow and all the wonderful dies that you used.

  • Debbie BJuly 31, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    I am more of a traditional type of girl when it comes to Christmas. I love your card today. Very vintage.ReplyCancel

  • DelamaJuly 31, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Wow that is a beautiful card and I like the say on it. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • Dee in N.H.July 31, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Just gorgeous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Janice CarneyJuly 31, 2011 - 6:35 pm

    I’m so very excited! I just discovered you a couple days ago and haven’t left my computer since, except to go to the hardware store to get the items I needed to make my very own peg board. Just made my first Becca bow with it and pinned the perfect bow on my bulletin board. :) I’ve been so inspired by each and every one of your spectacular cards and watched every single video! Your Christmas card is truly amazing ~ just like you. I wish I could meet you in person but will have to settle for smiling and feeling hugged each and every time I see a new post!ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 31, 2011 - 6:37 pm

    Becca, I absolutely love your work and enjoy. Thank you for your inspiration. I’m wanting to get started on my Christmas Cards and this one has given me the push I need to get started.ReplyCancel

  • yogiJuly 31, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    Very pretty. Love the colors. Love the bow.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJuly 31, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    In my book it’s never too early to start holiday greetings. Yours is beautiful. The die-cutting and the embellishments are way over the top.
    Beautiful work. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Jean SJuly 31, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    SO beaufitul Becca!!! You are so talented!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 31, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    BEAUTIFUL Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE traditional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Haven’t even thought of Christmas yet! I SHOULD though!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DarleneJuly 31, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Every time I see another one of your creations I am in awe! Your work is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJuly 31, 2011 - 8:07 pm

    Hi Becca ~ how very pretty, and the bow is gorgeous! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJuly 31, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Beautiful card as always. We are so blessed by your sharing your talents with us.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekJuly 31, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    This is about the most gorgeous card I’ve ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing the story of creating it, too. I enjoyed reading Janice Carney’s comment – brought back the happy memories of when I first found you – I can certainly relate. It really is thrilling, still to this day, actually, to see your beautiful pieces and how you layer pieces together.ReplyCancel

  • KarenJuly 31, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    This is truly lovely!ReplyCancel

  • MickieJuly 31, 2011 - 9:30 pm

    LOL had to laugh while reading the comments. You have been an inspiration to me for such a long time and it makes me smile to see a new one on the board. I hope more and more find your blog and enjoy and absorb all your talent. Anyhoo, another beautiful card and I do LOVE SPELLBINDERS and I DO LOVE YOUR INSPIRATION. You get me mojo going when I have so many other things on my plate and sometime during the day I have to stop and get my “Becca Fix.”ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 31, 2011 - 9:44 pm

    Okay, now I am convinced on the edge abilities! I have the holly motifs and accents on My wishlist already! Now I gotta add the edgeabikities sets! Beautiful artwork!


  • Mary R.July 31, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    OMGoodness, Becca, if that doesn’t spur people on to think about Christmas, nothing will, lol. This card is soooooo beautiful. I guess I need to go visit JustRite and place my order. Thanks, my enabler…um I mean my craft friend, lol.ReplyCancel

  • LuluJuly 31, 2011 - 11:10 pm

    Beautiful card!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LeaJuly 31, 2011 - 11:53 pm

    As usual, Becca, your card is beautiful, but you outdid yourself on that bow. Tutorial???ReplyCancel

  • EveleneAugust 1, 2011 - 1:46 am

    Such an eye-popping card. I wish Becca you would do a tutorial on how you joined the two new Spellbinders Edgeabilities dies. I would appreciate it. Thanks for coming up with another brilliant creation.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKAugust 1, 2011 - 3:12 am

    Oh woweeee this is such a stunning Christmas card Becca….what wouldn’t I give to have this beautiful card standing on my mantlepiece!!!!
    Stunning absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • Teena MaherAugust 1, 2011 - 3:56 am

    I just love all your cards. This is gorgeous, I always get great inspiration from you, Cheers TeenaReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterAugust 1, 2011 - 9:54 am

    This is just Gorgeous, such a special Christmas card to receive. You have a way with those dies, you put them together like they were meant to be that way!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.August 1, 2011 - 10:55 am

    Wow, this is so stunning!!! Love everything about it, especially the bow. tfsReplyCancel

  • AnneAugust 1, 2011 - 5:37 pm

    This card is beyond beautiful! Oh my! You wow me every time I visit your blog.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 1, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Such a lovely Christmas card — that bow is smashing!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen-AustraliaAugust 1, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Just love the paper and design as always. Where did you get the lovely holly paper?ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.August 1, 2011 - 10:44 pm

    This is so beautiful with that red ribbon and it all works so well. Just beautiful Becca…I would love to receive this card..


  • Beth MooreAugust 2, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    Beautiful. I love your website and check it everyday. Can you explain the bow on this one please?ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezAugust 3, 2011 - 12:31 am

    I love it! This is a gorgeous card, I love the style and the colors, and you always know just how to use those dies!ReplyCancel

  • Jan HunnicuttAugust 4, 2011 - 10:39 pm

    What a beautiful Christmas card Becca, I like how you’ve used the border on the edge with the red peeking through. Thanks for the inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • Pet73August 6, 2011 - 3:03 am

    This is gorgeous! Very elegant and beautiful!ReplyCancel