Good morning friends.  I’m popping in today with a week of inspiration from the Creative Team. To see  more samples is an email request I receive quite often so it’s a pleasure to take you through the clever ways the Creative Team uses dies I’ve designed. Enjoy the inspiration with both Venise Lace Dies and Vintage Elegance Dies.  As always, this will be a lengthy post so grab a cup of coffee and scroll through!

Joanna Krogulec created a sweet little basket, perfect for some little goodies or a gift.  Joanna said she had to make two because her sweet little girl had to have one.   I love what she is using for a handle – I never would have thought to do that!  These go together very quick – under five minutes using Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket Die and Spellbinders S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set.


Teresa Horner always wows with tone on tone!  Tone on tone creations are always a winner and the bonus is that you don’t have to agonize over design paper choices.  Teresa made a card and gift ensemble using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares paired with Spellbinders S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set using both the arches and hugs.  The interior of Teresa’s card uses the spiral flower from Spellbinders S5-309 Marcheline Plume and the tiny little sentiment is from Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.  Teresa describes how it all goes together on her blog.


Anita Kejriwal took the basket concept and spun it around!  When you think basket, you think four sides, right?  Nope!! This is a six sided basket, but guess what, you can do three, four, five or six, it’s up to you.  Anita put Spellbinders S4-730 Filigree Pocket Die into overtime :-) Once you have all the side edges from pocket connected,  you simply trace the bottom, cut it out and mount the basket body onto your cutout shape.  The fact that the decor of your basket matches the card you are giving is simply icing on the cake!! Can you see the difference between Anita’s and Joanna’s baskets? Joanna’s basket is see thru and Anita took all the shadow shapes and glued the filigree to the front – I love it both ways!


Kristi Schurr created a delicate and stunning card using one of the new Venice Lace dies – Spellbinders  S5-310 Isabella Frame.  True to her shabby chic style, she paired it with vintage flowers and a vintage pattern paper.  It wouldn’t be complete without her  silk bow and jewel!!

Melissa Bove  reached for clear acetate to make this dreamy card using Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label. Spellbinders S5-311 Emmeline Treillage floats ethereally in the background – it took me a minute of inspection to realize that it is adhered to the acetate and the see through qualities make the card enchanting!  On top she mounted three layers of Francesca Label – I love the layers – and finished off with the sentiment from Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set .

For her second card Melissa uses delicate vintage colors  with a shabby rose for a sweet feminine card using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares.  The tiny sentiment is from Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.

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Thanks for joining us for a recap day – there’s lots of inspiration here.

Haven’t had a chance to meet the Creative Team? You can read all about them below or pop over HERE to see my introductions and learn how we met.

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team - www.amazingpapergrace.com

 

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  • Becky GreenJune 20, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    SO LOVELY!!! ;) EVERYONE did a SUPER JOB on their projects! (I even have the Filigree Pocket Die, myself! ;) ) THANKS LADIES!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 20, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Beautiful job on the cards , baskets and candle wrap idea!! These are great for so many occasions!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 20, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Great jobs, ladies! Love all of what each and everyone of have done! I found the hugs sentiment die this past weekend on SALE, YEAH! Used it last night to help a friend make her boyfriend’s birthday card. Cut it out at the top of the front top of the card and she put another color paper behind it so it really popped!! I never thought of using as a basket handle but it is a clever idea!
    HUGS!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiJune 20, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    oh my you ladies are incredible!! I love them all. one specifically is Melissa Bove..that background die is to die for LOL and the baskets are darling! WOW!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 20, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Becca, your team is soooo amazing! They compliment you & your dies perfectly! With all these ideas your dies have just gained a whole lot of mileage. Thank you so much!
    These designs are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 20, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Hi All what a gorgeous selection of inspiration… absolute beautiful.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna (ourjojo)ReplyCancel

  • AletJune 20, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Lovely designsReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 20, 2017 - 2:36 pm

    Lovely work Girls, i loved every one of your projects.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 20, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    Your design team did an excellent job with dies. Great ideas on how to use the dies in so many different ways. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Is this fun, or what? Feasting my eyes on these beautiful creations makes my day. It’s just great to see all the ways we can use your wonderful dies. I hear that whisper, too…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyJune 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    Beautiful use of all the dies, I love the acetate backed shapes. So original. Thanks for sharing them all.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 20, 2017 - 5:37 pm

    Now that was a treat! Thank you ladies!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 20, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous box, love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 20, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Lots of lovely inspiration thanks for sharing
    Hugs PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 20, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    Good morning Becca, gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous!!! It’s great to see what the girls have come up with!!! I love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 20, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    What wonders that are shown. Thanks ladies for the inspiration. You all are so very talented. I am one of those persons who wished for more samples showing your dies. You have not disappointed me in the least. This is so exciting to see all the latest cards using your dies.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezJune 20, 2017 - 10:58 pm

    So, so beautiful ladies, wish I could do half the work you do!!

    Where do I find the dies?

    THANKS! ! SandraReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 20, 2017 - 11:13 pm

    So many gorgeous works with full of inspirations! Love the creativity and unique designs!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJune 21, 2017 - 12:35 am

    Lovely work, Ladies!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 21, 2017 - 1:58 am

    Beautiful inspiration from a very talented team! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamJune 21, 2017 - 2:03 am

    Awesome cards but i’m head over heals for the new S5-311 Emmeline TreillageReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 21, 2017 - 4:36 am

    Hello Becca,
    These are all gorgeous and give loads of inspiration. Thank you ladies.
    love Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 21, 2017 - 9:20 am

    Ultimately awesome creation by entire team!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 21, 2017 - 9:28 am

    How creative this team is – absolutely beautiful creations! The ways each used these dies is so inspiring – and we can never get enough inspiration, can we – and now there is six of you to fill our cups! Thank you to the Amazing Paper Grace Team
    Hugs- the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 21, 2017 - 9:43 am

    Hi Becca, Fabulous inspiration from your Design Team.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KATHY JO WOODJune 24, 2017 - 7:35 am

    Such a beautiful collection of projects! Stunning…all of them!ReplyCancel


Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32099Hi there friends, it has been a whirlwind of a week.   Thank you so much for supporting us as we introduced my latest collection Venise Lace.  Here is a card originally made to go with the creation but as the sun (finally after a week of rain) came up on Tuesday morning, I barely had time to photograph the box and note cards I designed.  It was waiting for the sentiment layer and it seems that today isn’t going to be visited by rain.  My entire ensemble was made with one die set – Spellbinders S4-793 Venise Lace – Gossamer Knot Ensemble.  I think I mentioned that even though the note card set is smaller – the inlaid design can be repeated indefinitely.  It just so happens in this case that two repeats makes a great background for a 5 x 7 card!  The sentiment layer is made by simply embossing and not cutting.  The ensemble I created was for friends that always ask me for cards they can always have on hand.  As it goes, I thought this card would be appropriate in the giving of the card set gift.  Its another Quietfire Design sentiment – In a Perfect World

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32099
As promised, here are the randomly picked winners of the dies:

Connie Riley     who was picked from Melissa’s blog  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Sandy Artman   who was picked from Anita’s blog    – craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com
Noelene Apap   who was picked from Kristi’s blog      – kristispapercreations.blogspot.com
Monika Buzsy who was picked from Joanna’s blog   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Kristine Vencel who was picked from Becca’s blog    – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Edited to add – I forgot to list one of the names :-)
Carol Roussouw   who was picked from Teresa’s blog –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com

In order to get your die, you must claim it within two weeks from today.  To claim it, simply select my contact tab at the top right hand side of the blog, write down which Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection die you desire and leave your mailing address in the form and I’ll get your winning sent out from my location.

Please note:  Give me some grace, time wise, to get these mailed out – I always think that I can do way more than I can but am often humbly reminded that I am one person.  I’ll do my best to get these on their way and noted on the Giveaway Page.  It may take a minute, but no APG winner has ever gone without their prize :-)

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StampsQuietfire Design – In a Perfect World
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink:  Ranger Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-793 Venise Lace – Gossamer Knot Ensemble, Double sided Satin Ribbon, PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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I so enjoy you all!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Do spend some time creating – it does a heart good!!

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  • SuzzieQJune 17, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Another lovely card with a great sentiment. Congratulations to the winners.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJune 17, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    Congrats to the lucky ?
    winners.
    Hugs.
    Ann robbinsReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 17, 2017 - 6:35 pm

    What a beautiful note card. Congratulations to all the winners. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sJune 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Congrats to all the lucky winners. Another beautiful card Becca, thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 17, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Love your card the layering if the card is so beautiful these dies are fabulous. The white card with gold is so classy.ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJune 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Beautiful and oh, so elegant with the gold. The sentiment is perfect on the vellum.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 17, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS! The card today is WONDERFUL, BECCA! LOVE the gold, but also LOVE the new dies!!!! QUITE BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! The sentiment is LOVELY!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 17, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    This too a BEAUTIFUL card Becca!!!! Happy for the winners!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Georgia SalesJune 17, 2017 - 8:24 pm

    Do you have Any tutorials on how to make your bows. Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJune 17, 2017 - 9:47 pm

    LOVE this card & sentiment! You did it again Becca — gorgeous! LOVE your dies! LOVE your creations!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 17, 2017 - 10:41 pm

    Congrats to all winners!ReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 17, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    Love the dry embossing, so beautiful it is!
    Congrats to all Lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 18, 2017 - 12:16 am

    Such a wonderful card here again Becca, this die is really gorgeous and I have been hunting my craftstore here to get their hands on them as soon as possible from here.
    Biiiig congrats to all the lucky winners here today too.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BaileyJune 18, 2017 - 12:47 am

    A beautiful card and love the embossing feature. Congratulations to the winners of your fabulous dies.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunJune 18, 2017 - 1:43 am

    Hi Becca, beautifully designed set. I love the gold layers and embossing. The sentiment is so applicable to many friends and family in today’s world. Congratulations to all the winners of your products!!! Blessings to all ?ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 18, 2017 - 2:17 am

    Eeek I think I just scared my kids when I squealed with delight & they are aged 10 up lol. I cannot believe my name is on that list :O Thank you so much! Thank you for a wonderful blog hop. I already thought I was a winner when we have you & your talented ladies sharing your crafty gift with the rest of the world.
    I always love your cream & gold cards, this one is no exception! I love the versatility of this die.
    Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 18, 2017 - 2:41 am

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card!!! Once again thankyou for the versatility of your range and I agree we are all winner’s!!! Bless you!!!
    Congratulations to all the winner’s enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 18, 2017 - 2:58 am

    A very beautiful card as always Becca, Congrats to your lucky winners.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Pam TasJune 18, 2017 - 4:22 am

    Lovely card congratulations to all
    the winners PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Jess WatsonJune 18, 2017 - 5:21 am

    Hi Becca, I totally love this die and will be hoping to purchase it soon. It makes gorgeous cards. Thank you for sharing.
    Take care, have a lovely day.
    Jess xxReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 18, 2017 - 6:23 am

    As always , so beautiful. You are so very kind and generous and we all love you. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJune 18, 2017 - 8:25 am

    Oh Becca, to have you for a neighbor would certainly be my ‘perfect world’. Love this card. So perfect for graduations!
    Thank you so much for pumping out all of your wonderful card ideas and for your dies. They are wonderful to work with. Still packing! Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 18, 2017 - 8:50 am

    Thank you for the examples of the new Venice collection Becca, I so look forward to Fridays and your new creations- this Friday’s especially because the winners would be announced for the giveaway and like many others I suppose whose names were not picked was sad. Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 18, 2017 - 11:02 am

    Hi Becca, This is another Wow !! card, the dies are gorgeous, and the embossed sentiment is gorgeous. I wish that I did live next door to you !!
    Congratulations to all the lucky Winners, I’m so envious haha, these prizes are stunning, enjoy !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

    A beautiful card, as always. Congratulations to all the lucky winners.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJune 18, 2017 - 11:49 am

    That is such an elegant card, Becca. Definitely perfect to have on hand for any occasion. It probably could be slightly altered for a man card, it’s so versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenJune 18, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    A beautiful and elegant card!
    Congrats to all you lucky winners!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 18, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is beautiful and displays your die perfectly.
    Congratulations to all the winners.
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJune 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm

    Beautiful card & congratulations to the winners.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 18, 2017 - 4:51 pm

    Oh so elegant! And so versatile!
    Congratulations to all the lucky winners. You are going to have such fun!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 18, 2017 - 9:54 pm

    This is so lovely! I’ve gotta have that stamp, too. Congrats to all the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 19, 2017 - 1:24 am

    Congratulations to all the winners! I have no doubt you will love your new dies!

    The card today is so beautiful. I love the simple elegance of the repeated pattern. Lovely sentiment too. Thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 19, 2017 - 6:14 pm

    Love this die!! The card is awesome. Congratulations to the lucky winners.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 21, 2017 - 9:19 am

    Very elegant creation!!!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Squares, Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label, Spellbinders S4-505 Swirl Bliss - supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32079
Good morning sweet friends I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your support on my new release on June 13th.  We were tickled to introduce the Venise Lace Collection and the creative team had exquisite samples to show.  Don’t forget, you have the rest of the day to leave a comment on my June 13 post and the post of each creative team member to win a die from my Vintage Elegance Collection.  It feels great to have that deadline behind us and I find myself up before 5am and I’m not a morning person, traditionally.  Not sure why I’m not sleeping but if it is worry, I have found the answer for that – creating.  I’ve simply been playing around with dies and catching up on emails, Instagram (my current go-to for inspiration) and Facebook at those wee hours.  By the way if you have a question on what I’ve used on a card, try me on Instagram – with all the notifications – it’s much quicker and easier than email.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Squares, Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label, Spellbinders S4-505 Swirl Bliss - supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32079
For Day of Giving Friday I have a card with a wonderful new Quietfire Design sentiment called Moments of Silence,  that fit the bill for my early morning creative session.  I was loving every moment of silence – no radio, no tv, just me and my thoughts – magical.  I thought it a perfect sentiment to share today along with a card that uses two of the new dies just introduced.    These are two of my favorites Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Squares and Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label – they are classic and go with just about everything in my stash.  Plus I pulled out and older Favorite Spellbinders S4-505 Swirl Bliss

Instructions:

    1. Start out with a card base 5-1/2″ wide x 6-1/2″ tall.
    2. Add a panel cut with the largest two Hemstitch dies and matted with gold slightly larger than the hemstitch panel.
    3. *Tentatively adhere to the base with double stacked foam tape – lets call this Layer 1
    4. Cut and Emboss two Swirl Bliss pockets – tape on the back so that the pocket retains its shape.
    5. Insert a piece of gold paper (3-1/2″ wide by 4-1/8″ tall) by placing a pocket on left edge and right edge and push together to overlap in the middle – lets call this Layer 2
    6. Run a piece of ribbon the pockets threading the ribbon through the triangle holes in the pockets.
    7. Adhere pockets to Layer 1 with double stacked foam tape and secure ribbon to the back of Layer 1
    8. **Permanently adhere Layer 1 to the card base.
    9. Cut and emboss Francesca Label, stamp with sentiment and attach to Layer 2 with a triple stack of foam tape.
    10. Add bow to left hand side and pearls to embellish.

*(When I tentatively adhere something, I fold back the liner tape a bit on two pieces and let a small amount of adhesive engage because I know the layer needs to be picked back up)
**(When I permanently adhere something, I remove all the liner tape and engage knowing it should not be taken back apart)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Squares, Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label, Spellbinders S4-505 Swirl Bliss - supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32079
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes t(When o a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!  (I’ll be updating the winner’s list soon).

I hope you will indulge me to answer the question this week. I’ve had a recent conversation with a reader who was a beginner and was lost making a card – your answer will help me judge how to taylor upcoming posts. Please don’t be shy – I want you to take credit for your accomplishments – if you’ve been able to follow my instructions for some time – you are probably not a beginner. For your comment: What do you consider your card making level – Beginner, Intermediate or Expert?

StampsQuietfire Design – Moments of Silence
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board, My Minds Eye
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:   Spellbinders S5-308 Hemstitch Squares, Spellbinders S4-789 Francesca Label , Spellbinders S4-505 Swirl Bliss PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, Double Sided Satin Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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Have a great weekend “Gracelets”!!  :-)

 

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  • Maureen KJune 16, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Congratulations on the Blog Hop. All the sample cards and makes were brilliant, but they were from your dies so no surprises there!
    Today’s offering in stunning, thank you.
    I have crafted for nearly 70 years but still consider myself an intermediary as there is always something to learn.
    Don’t worry about sleeping, the more you worry, the less you sleep.
    Love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 16, 2017 - 1:05 pm

    WONDERFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOVE the sentiment & what you’d done with it!!!! ;) SUCH A LOVELY CARD!!!!
    I tend to do easier techniques. But, I consider myself an intermediate card maker. I’ve been making cards for awhile now & have done the more difficult type of cards too, but it is the more simple techniques that I gravitate to. Mostly because the things that it takes to do those more advanced techniques COST $$$! I usually chose between images or technique supplies when I buy.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJune 16, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    Just a lovely card Becca! To answer your question, I feel I am an intermediate card maker, most of your instructions are clear as a bell but occasionally you get a tad UN clear in writing and I can tell you are just trying to put a movement into words (which is hard)ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.June 16, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    Your creations are always so beautiful! I consider myself an intermediate card maker but I still sometimes have to actually look at the dies before I can determine what layer you are describing. That’s just me and the way I am — I tend to be more visual than instruction oriented.ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJune 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodJune 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I just love this card! It is simply elegant! I guess that I am probably an intermediate level card maker, although, I am greatly out of practice. I have been attending school for two years and have had little time left over to craft. I am hoping to be able to do more with my cards and crafts once I get a little more room in my schedule. I have so many crafting tools and supplies that I will feel better if I am using them! I truly enjoy all of the beautiful things you make and wish that I can learn how to make such pretty cards. Your style is a favorite!
    Blessings,
    Kim HaygoodReplyCancel

  • CaroleJune 16, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    I have been a scrapbooker for many years but started making cards just 3-4 years ago. I love making and sending cards. The card you are featuring today is absolutely gorgeous. I have learned everything I know from watching Youtube videos and seeing various creations on blogs like yours and from Pinterest. I guess I would describe myself as intermediate because there is always something new to learn. Photographs of each step in the creation process are always helpful especially for beginners. I know at first I had some problems understanding some of the terms used in written instructions. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 16, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    Love the sentiment. It is perfectly highlighted in your card design. I am an intermediate card maker. I aspire to be an expert, like you!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseJune 16, 2017 - 1:39 pm

    I just love ALL your beautiful cards. So talented!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderJune 16, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    Definately intermediate! Wish I could say expert, but I’d just fooling myself. And if I thought I was an expert, that might mean I didn’t have more (lots more!) room to learn. Love your new dies, Becca. Exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 16, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    Another lovely card.I would say I am intermediate card maker. Your new Venice dies are gorgeous. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 16, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Hi there Becca, Just popping by for a quick peek at your new creations. Your cards are always so elegant. As for your question, I would say somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. I have learned lots but I have lots to learn. HA HA… Take care sweet friend. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleJune 16, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    I so love every detail of this card the color is wonderful ! I’m so in love with this card. The words blow me away! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Great card, lovely as usual. I’d consider myself an intermediate card maker.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    Oh my oh my another stunning creation here Becca. It´s sooo beautiful and well made as usual.
    About my cardmakinglevel, I think, I considder myself as intermediate level, even I´ve been doing it for many years by now and also held many classes, but I also know, that no matter how much we do, we can always learn a lot more, and I stioll learn lots even from complete newbies, and there´s no way, we ever get an expert like you with the level, we are on .ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    Hi Becca
    I love it… it looks so rich… love the colours you gave used too.
    Hope uu have a fabulous weekend. Sending lots of love Joanna (OurJojo)ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 16, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    such a simple question today yet so hard to answer. as for making cards I am intermediate to advanced. I can usually figure out what is done and copy it or find a way to use it that speaks to me. as far as coloring or original layouts i’m a beginner. I also don’t have a great sense for sizing. nothing is as simple as it seems.

    your cards are gorgeous and the colors always work so well together. todays card is no exception. it is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    The composition of your photo for today’s post is so beautiful and balanced. The colors of the heart and roses are perfect! The card’s pretty spectacular, too!

    On June 2, you featured a card with a Quietfire stamp and when I linked to that site I ordered the very stamp used in today’s post. I love seeing it on today’s card.

    I’ve been making cards for a long time and, with your tutelage, I have moved from intermediate to an expert card maker. Fortunately, though, there will always be new things to learn! I suspect the difficulty for a beginner to duplicate your cards is inherent in your sophisticated style. You may be able to tailor your instruction a bit but my sense is that the diversity of your design team will give all levels of card makers options that will work for them. I love seeing such great possibilities! Even though I prefer to make cards that have complexity, when time is limited it’s great to have inspiration for those times, as well.

    It’s such a joy to witness what a creative and exciting time this is for you. I hope your sleeplessness has less to do with worry and all to do with being excited and inspired!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 16, 2017 - 2:42 pm

    Oh Becca,
    This is georgous, so soft and quiet, so basic and of course your bow just makes it perfect.
    Some aspect of cardmaking, I consider myself as Intermediate but others I feel I am still a beginner. I am horrible at interpreting instructions,so that makes me say beginner. I hope someday I will be as good as you are. Some people have it; some don’t.
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanJune 16, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card, lovely sentimentReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 16, 2017 - 2:51 pm

    Really beautiful card Becca. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, I believe I am an expert card maker but even so, there’s always something we can learn!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • DaleJune 16, 2017 - 3:08 pm

    This card is absolutely stunningly beautiful. Just the other day I was trying to remember just how long I’ve been creating cards…..not an exact but over 15 years. I consider myself an expert. Becca, I absolutely love your style and am proud to admit that you have been and are still my biggest inspiration. Please keep doing what you do and thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellJune 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Hi Becca, you are an expert, your cards are exquisite. I am intermediate, but always doing my best. Greetings from Australia.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • María Alba NegrónJune 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I am so glad for all your success!! You certainly deserve it!
    I consider myself in between intermediate and not expert but excellent, every day I discover something more and I am so appreciative of EXPERTS as you who are so selfless and are an endless source of inspiration!

    Cariños,
    María AlbaReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJune 16, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Morning Becca love your card this morning and I consider myself an intermediate crafter. But I am happy with that.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 16, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Beautiful card and wonderful sentiment Becca!!!
    That is a hard question…since I have over 200 first place ribbons and a number of ‘best of’, I would have to say I am an expert card maker. HOWEVER, with so much more to still learn and try, I am a beginner!!!! How’s that for an answer – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 16, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    What an elegant and timeless card with a lovely sentiment. I think I’m an intermediate card maker. I love watching tutorials to learn new techniques. Bless you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMJune 16, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    The new die is so versatile! Of course the card is so lovely… the colors dies, ribbon and sentiment!!! Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMJune 16, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    I forgot to answer the question. My family and friends feel that I am an expert card maker. Guess I have to admit that I am pretty good….ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 16, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Today’s card is showing off your new dies perfectly. I love the Hemstitch dies and the Swirl Bliss Pockets are a perfect foil for the lovely Quietfire sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 16, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    Love the layering and elegant color combo!
    I consider myself an intermediate card maker.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Awesome design! I’m in the middle…ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sJune 16, 2017 - 6:29 pm

    Hi Becca thanks again for your inspiration. As a card maker for over 20 years and also a tutor at our local U3A for 10+ years I still consider myself as intermediate in experience because there is always more to learn and pass on. As for your not sleeping maybe it’s because the days are getting warmer in your part of the world don’t worry too much about it and enjoy the time doing want you feel like doing.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 16, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Good morning Becca, such a beautiful card!!! I have been crafting one way or another for about 59ish years!!! Card making 25ish but I would class myself a learner even though I’ve been told my cards are and I quote gorgeous!!!
    I always say anyone can make a card with the right materials and your dies are exquisite!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 16, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    I’m probably a lower Intermediate card maker. Would love to have the Hemstich Squares. I like the look and I don’t sew. Thanks for all you do, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 16, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    Becca, what a wonderful card. I enjoy all of your creations.
    I really like the way you make your bows.
    I have had stamps for probably 30 years but I didn’t really start stamping about 20 years ago. I have taught at the local stamp store which is now closed. So I guess you could say I am an expert but just today I try to make a card that took me all day to figure out.
    I was ready to give up when I thought I will try one more time & it work so maybe I am still an intermediate.ReplyCancel

  • FikiJune 16, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    This is gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJune 16, 2017 - 7:41 pm

    Love your new line of dies! Congratulations! I would consider myself? intermediate, but for those of us who haven’t had much experience layering all those beautiful dies it’s more advanced (or so it seems).ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 16, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Love the colours in this one Becca! As always a beautiful card.
    Depending on what sort of card I am making, the skill level changes. eg if I’m stitching it goes up but on assembling different layers it goes down!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJune 16, 2017 - 8:41 pm

    Your cards are always so stunningly beautiful. I have learned so much from your cards/instructions. They are easy to follow and it is rare I have a problem with doing a similar card or technique. That being said, I am probably better than intermediate, but I don’t consider myself an expert… always something to learn. Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandJune 16, 2017 - 8:47 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I just LOVE the message on your card. Your card is beautiful, as usual. I’ve been making cards for about 5 years so I consider myself an intermediate who is still open to learning new things. I have to tell you too that I love the new dies.ReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 16, 2017 - 9:22 pm

    It’s so beautiful and delicate! Love your elegant dies, always come up with gr8 idea!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJune 16, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    I consider myself an expert, though I am always learning!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJune 16, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    I guess I am intermediate. I love this card and it’s sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 16, 2017 - 9:35 pm

    When it comes to card making I would consider myself as an intermediate. My husband thinks not, bless his heart. But I learned to grow and it was with wonderful people like you Becca who helped me along the way. First of all don’t be afraid of making mistakes, we all do that and you might find yourself creating something different than what you started out with.Just let your imagination fly.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 16, 2017 - 10:06 pm

    Great design and yes, perfect card!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 16, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Beautiful card. Congratulations on your new series of dies. My wish list has gotten so long! You have a great new team of designers. I am an intermediate. I’ve “played with paper” for the past 19 years, and still learn more each day. I haven’t purchased a “store bought” card in 17 years!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 16, 2017 - 10:41 pm

    Beautiful card beautiful sentiment!
    I would consider myself at a level between intermediate and expert, for certain I am not at a level that I consider you at. Oh how I would love to spend a day watching you create!ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 17, 2017 - 12:06 am

    Love this card, the hemstitch squares and of course, your beautiful bow! I consider myself to be an intermediate card maker. Someday, with more time and resources, I would like to be an ‘excellent’ intermediate. There is still so much that I have to learn.ReplyCancel

  • DeeJune 17, 2017 - 1:06 am

    Hi Becca,
    Your cards are just so beautiful….and your bows…. amazing! I would say I am a intermediate card maker. I have learned that a card doesn’t have to be perfect, and by letting that go, my cards have improved, and so much more fun to make!
    DeeReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 17, 2017 - 2:58 am

    Morning Becca, Stunning !! the colours are gorgeous, the die-cuts are gorgeous and the bow is gorgeous, as is the sentiment. I love that you have used script paper for a die-cut too, how effective.
    I would class myself as Intermediate, I can always understand your instructions.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • CraftfankaJune 17, 2017 - 5:50 am

    This card is gerous and so peaceful:)ReplyCancel

  • JesseJune 17, 2017 - 6:30 am

    What a beautiful card. The saying really picked me up today. Won’t go into detail, yet what an Awesome God we have!
    I would say I’m an intermediate card maker.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJune 17, 2017 - 6:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    I was so glad to see the instructions included in this posting–beautiful card, your usual classic elegance. It’s so helpful to have the card and layer dimensions given. Your directions are very clear no matter what experience level the reader has if the reader is familiar with the dies used. If not, then any directions would be hard to follow. Is it possible to include in the post the pictures of the dies used? Some blogs do this I guess as a sales attraction and it works and is so helpful, too. KittyKraft does this for Ellen Hutson and it is beneficial. A picture is worth a lot of words.

    Since I am a long time card maker I’m experienced, not necessarily an expert. Thanks for your generous sharing of your talent. I also really like the team concept–gives more ideas to your basic concepts. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 17, 2017 - 7:00 am

    Love the cream colored ribbon and the printed designer paper you used. I really love the new dies! The hemstitch squares are elegant but simple enough to use with more elaborate dies.
    Card Making Level: Intermediate even though I’ve been stamping since 1998.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanJune 17, 2017 - 10:29 am

    I would consider myself intermediate on card making. Beautiful work as always.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 17, 2017 - 10:39 am

    Ahhh, “Gracelettes” has a nice familiar [the French form of familiar] sound to it. I like this sweet title. Your card is lovely. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I just finished yesterday a special wedding anniversary card that I made with inspiration from one of your cards. The only craft items that I had that you used on your card were the Allure embossing folder and some pearls. After all the layers, adding glitter on the roses and around the second layer and one of the frames, I think my card is lovely. I think what really makes this card was your use of the pearls hanging from the bow streamers, which I also used. Thanks again for the inspiration. Now to your question. I feel I am passed intermediate at this point, but I would not say I am an expert. I still have much to learn about card making and art in general. That’s why I still need your help and inspiration. Please keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderJune 17, 2017 - 12:29 pm

    What a beautiful card!
    Card making level: IntermediateReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 17, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    Another beautiful card as always.your new venise die set is so beautiful. Christine S CanadaReplyCancel

  • RayaJune 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    What an amazing card! I sell cards in the fall at craft sales!ReplyCancel

  • LisaJune 17, 2017 - 6:49 pm

    This is simply beautiful. So very elegant and yes, moments of silence are surely part of the music. So much to think about there. Have a great day Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 17, 2017 - 7:16 pm

    Beautiful card and love all your new dies. But I think I will say I am an intermediate card maker even though I am not afraid to go into expert. I am planning to bump up my cards . I do sell most of the cards I make so that’s always a good thing.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 18, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful card as always :) You’re bows are always so heavenly. I am probably classed as intermediate, although I usually feel like a beginner. There are so many techniques I have yet to learn. I think I spend more time trying to match things together than making cards lol Not to mention my bows never look half as pretty as yours. I would love to see a tutorial on how you make them look like that.
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 18, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Beautifully created Becca! You are an artist when it comes to creating special cards! Altho I’ve been creating cards and learning little tips and tricks all along, but I feel like an awe struck beginner compared to you. My experiences in card making has been with fabric- cotton calico fabric became Kalico Kards! I needed nothing but fabric to be inspired, until I viewed your cards on Pinterest and they opened a whole new world for me of die cut cards. My ideal is to combine the two worlds into one, but at 79, I feel like I’m running out of time. Thank you for your impact on my world Becca! the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.June 18, 2017 - 12:37 pm

    Thanks you SO MUCH for the step by step instructions. It has helped so much. Any chance you can add a photo of the intermediate assembly? For instance, your weaving of the ribbon through “the triangles” is hidden by the Francesca sentiment piece. I consider myself an intermediate card maker. I still have a hard time coming up with my own designs and rely heavily on inspiration such as your blog provides.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 18, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Oh Becca – I just love the Venise Lace Collection and your projects are simply stunning! Congratulations!
    I think it would be hard to be an expert in every aspect of card making, unless able to master all the new techniques which are developed and have access to all the supplies needed. I’ve found those who make stunning cards with photographs or their own artwork, metal or fabric, beadwork or collage etc – so many techniques – so little time!!
    Die-cutting, layering and 3-D work are my comfort zones. I teach a class and have been asked to do demos, but have not yet attempted things like working with cling film, salt and aquatints, paint fusion techniques or what I would term the very ‘arty’ type projects. I am very comfortable with complicated constructions though – must be because my father is a civil engineer! Hope that answers the question!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 18, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    I Love the lush look of the gold background behind the cutout dies! I’m an intermediate… sometimes I hit a home run and others are just so-so.ReplyCancel

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