Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at
We had great fun earlier this week Thinking Outside the Box during our Blog Hop.  There were many lovely gifts created unexpectedly with dies that normally make cards.  As promised, three lucky winners get dies (from the Vintage Elegance Collection) to play with and the names are listed at the bottom of my post.  I’m popping in today with a card to share and the winner names.  As mentioned before, if your name is picked – to claim your prize simply click the contact tab on my blog and leave your name with your die choice.

Anytime I write a blog post I try to make some eye candy for you to see when you visit.  It’s true that I’m on a gold and cream kick, it’s kind of my signature colors and that flashy gold is something I was using even when gold was not cool.  Well, it’s always cool with me and today I created a gift card to join many others in my stash.  Today I’m using a 6″ x 6″ card base.  The focal element in the center is called Botanical Heart Pair and it is framed with Pierced Squares.  I tied a Graceful Tiny Tag (with tiny matching stamps) on to the bow just to let the receiver know the intent.  Pretty quick and simple!

Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at

Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at
Stamps:  Spellbinders Graceful Tags Stamp Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Graceful Tiny TagSpellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced SquaresPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Here we go!!  The winners are:

Lynda Mellor AKA Loopy Lynda UK
Monika Buzsy
Jans Paper Flowers

Just a note, I promise I will not forget getting these out to you.  A million things are going on in the background but give me a little time and these babies will be winging their way to your mailbox.

Thanks to everyone for supporting not just my blog, but the blogs of anyone who is teaching through showing.  I love Instagram and Pinterest and all the other social media, but blogs are home base for many of us and we’re tickled you stop by and share a kind word.  Sending hugs – this is the best community every!!


  • SuzzieQAugust 19, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Congratulations to the winners. I am loving this gold and cream card design. So elegant. I am in need of your Gracefull Tiny Tag set.ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieAugust 19, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Lovely card today just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen RoweAugust 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Hi Becca

    You are an amazing woman who has created a life and business according to your own beliefs and talent. Your cards and artistry are second to none, as evidenced by your large ‘fan’ base and your affiliations with large and important businesses in this, our creative community. I admire your work and your work ethics. I would never hesitate to use your links to go and investigate and/or buy from an affiliate that you recognise as I know that you wouldn’t be affiliated with them if you didn’t believe in them. Just saying’…….ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 19, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    HOW GORGEOUS, BECCA!!!! I LOVE that heart die! AND you have made it even MORE beautiful with your touch. SO ELEGANT!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 19, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Love this gorgeous card Becca and I am soooo excited to be a winner of one of your beautiful dies! THANK YOU so much!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Your cards are truly a work of art, simply beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Hilda ShawAugust 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 19, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    How do you keep making cream and gold so gorgeous!!!! This is such an elegant card. Seems like everything you touch is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaAugust 19, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 19, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Congrats to the winners!! Love your gold and cream cards! Will be catching up on the blogs to see the projects–was a busy week! Love how you are branching out and reaching up! Hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • AletAugust 19, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Lovely card, love your work, always elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Hi Becca, I always love your gold cards! This one is no exception. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 19, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    How lovely to receive a die from this beautiful collection, congratulations to the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl BAugust 19, 2017 - 10:29 pm

    I love your cards and I love your dies. Your cards always have a look of elegance and they are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardAugust 19, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Absolutely Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 19, 2017 - 11:31 pm

    Gorgeous card design! Love the cream & gold. You can’t make too many in my opinion.
    Congratulations to the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 20, 2017 - 12:39 am

    Good morning Becca, yippee I’m one of the lucky winners!!! I can’t believe it Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!!
    Wowza your card today is truly Amazing and I think those little tags are so cute!!!
    I so look forward to seeing your blog and other’s you brighten my day!!! Thankyou!!!
    Congratulations to the winner’s!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan SmitAugust 20, 2017 - 1:01 am

    Another wonderful beautiful card to treasure. Congrats to the winners, I am sure they will enjoy their prize. Inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsAugust 20, 2017 - 1:40 am

    Very happy for the winners. This was a wonderful blog hop. The designers were awesome. My wishlist grew. We were all winners. So inspirational. So, Becca, when the next hop? This bunny ready!ReplyCancel

  • JoannaAugust 20, 2017 - 2:23 am

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Becca, your card is gorgeous! Loving your colours too.

  • ElaineAugust 20, 2017 - 3:50 am

    So in love with your beautiful card Becca,
    Congratulations to your lucky winners .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 20, 2017 - 3:54 am

    What a beautiful, elegant card – absolutely gorgeous!
    Congratulations to the winners
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 20, 2017 - 5:23 am

    Such a gorgeous card here from you again Becca. You always share pure beauty in everything you ever do. I love the gold and creme, so I´m thrilled to see it.
    And a biiig congrats to the lucky winners here too, enjoy your prizes ladies and have loads of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosAugust 20, 2017 - 6:37 am

    Congratulations to all the winners!!! Becca you never disappoint use with your amazing creations!! So fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

We’re so excited!  For months we’ve been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!! Today, we’re showing you how to make anything but a card.  I issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you’ll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I’ll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.

I keep mini legal pads around the house and because they are so economical.  To make them even more of a deal, I take them to Office Depot and have them cut in half vertically and it doubles my stash.  The resulting pad is long and tall and perfect for list making.  I knew I wanted to create a little portfolio using the Filigree Bookmark Die along with the Filigree Pocket.  So I had my paper pads cut to 2-1/4″ wide and had them cut shorter to 5″ tall.  You can get 2 pads out 1 mini legal pad like I’m showing below.

I cut four bookmarks along with a piece of cardstock cut to 5″ x 5-1/4″ and scored 2-3/8″from each edge to make a tall side fold panel.  I glue a bookmark to the front, back and insides while matching to make it look like it’s one bookmark.  On the front, I folded down swirl motif by half and the half swirl on the front along with the swirl on the back, look like a full swirl.  The half mini legal pad is secure because you simply slide it into a pocket and then there is a pocket on the left hand side of the portfolio to keep other notes or your list for the day.  These tie closed but it would be just as easy to put any other closure you dream of.

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Filigree Pocket,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member – in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.

When to Check Back:

We’ll pick and post the three winners on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winners have two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you’d like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  Please give us a month, we’ll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:
Visit Becca      –  at
Visit Melissa  – at
Visit Teresa    –  at
Visit Anita      – at
Visit Kristi      – at
Visit Joanna   – at

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!!  Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

  • Aunty sueAugust 15, 2017 - 9:09 am

    This is so practical and beautiful and we’ll wrote up thanksReplyCancel

  • Susan MillerAugust 15, 2017 - 9:09 am

    This is just beautiful! Love the papers you used.ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaAugust 15, 2017 - 9:21 am

    This is just beautiful !!!!ReplyCancel

  • JackieAAugust 15, 2017 - 9:23 am

    I love the note pads…beautiful creations as always!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 15, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Good morning Becca, just gorgeous!!!
    Love it when you think outside the box!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 15, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Becca, you are so clever. Always thinking out of the box! I like the idea of the shopping list pads made from purchased mini pads.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bAugust 15, 2017 - 9:29 am

    Just adorable. I had made something similar several years ago. Thanks for reminding me. I have note pads left from Papertrey Ink that still sells them but they are 2 1/2″ by 8″. I am going to make some more since I love how you designed your project and they are cute little gifts.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 15, 2017 - 9:35 am

    Oh my Becca, this is sooo beautiful, and definitely one, I would like to try. I have made many different notebooks over the years and this is fabulous and sooo beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 15, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Great use of the small paper pads.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 15, 2017 - 9:44 am

    What a clever idea, Becca! I also use these pads for lists but since I am writing on the left side only, the right side is usually empty & wasted. No more! Unh anh! Thank you for such a great idea……and to make it pretty besides!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonAugust 15, 2017 - 9:47 am

    Hi Becca
    Absolutely lovely…. and so useful xxReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 15, 2017 - 10:15 am

    Beautiful but useful too!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallAugust 15, 2017 - 10:19 am

    Love the note holder, seems lovely to give as gifts!! Thanks for being so givingReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

    This is so lovely, and a great idea for a small gift :))ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 15, 2017 - 10:46 am

    This is something I often make as a small gift for something unexpected.
    Ann RReplyCancel

  • JoannaAugust 15, 2017 - 10:57 am

    Beautiful note pad, Becca!
    Loving the idea.

  • ElaineAugust 15, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Aww Becca you and the team are sooo amazing , i love everyones project , i would like to try to copy every one { no kidding }

    God Bless and take care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 15, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Great ideas and so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GAugust 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Just loved looking at all the creative teams out of the box ideas. Wonderful journal idea and would love to win one of your dies. Thanks so much for sharing all of your creativity with us! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsAugust 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Hello Becca,

    What a clever use of this die. It’s so beautiful and feminine. What female from 5 to 95 wouldn’t love making a list in this wonderful notepad. Great idea for a little gift as well.


  • melitaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:30 am

    I would never have thought of getting the mini legal pads cute. Super cute project!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:35 am

    Hi Becca, Super idea, outside the box. I can’t get there without a detailed map so I really, really love all the ideas from you and your team. Any time a die or stamp gives me more than one use, I consider it a great buy. I’m anxiously awaiting the Becca ‘Coming Soon’ designs–soon is not soon enough. It has been since the beginning of August because I check every day. Keep those terrific ideas emailed our way. I so appreciate you efforts. Thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Theresa GloeAugust 15, 2017 - 11:44 am

    Perfect timing as I start thinking about practical gifts for Christmas for co workers and friends. I love the elegant style!ReplyCancel

  • Betty AldridgeAugust 15, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful creation and very clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:47 am

    I had no idea that Office Depot cut paper pads. Very cool idea. Perfect size! I love the way you mix/match prints.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinAugust 15, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    OK…I’m inspired. I love making little paper craft gifts for my friends and family. I have the bookmark die and can’t wait to CASE your note pad holder. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marie FishelbergAugust 15, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Such a cute shopping list holder. Love the look and the different uses for the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderAugust 15, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    What a lovely idea! You are so amazingly creative, Becca!!! I would love to try this project.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonAugust 15, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Wonderful….this is what I love to do…make little special happies.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 15, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Oh-me-oh-my-oh! I’m going to a women’s retreat in Oct and thought I was all set to make Filigree Bookmarks for everyone but now I’m seeing an ensemble take shape in my imagination…a bookmark and a note pad! I love both your samples! Thanks for the tip on getting the note pads cut – I’d like to think I would have come up with that idea. But, I think not!
    Wow, what a great time to come up with gift ideas! Christmas will be here before we know it and even though it’s more exciting to wait until the last minute (hee,hee), now is a better time.
    Love and blessings,

    • Sandy ArtmanAugust 15, 2017 - 2:12 pm

      P.S. I started the blog hop from here, Becca, and having completed the circuit I must say that your team rose to the occasion, and then some! Beautiful creations – great and useful ideas. In terms of gift ideas, I think your memo booklets and Joanna’s lantern idea will find their way into my craft room in the next couple of months. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McbrideAugust 15, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Awesome!!, I would like to create some of your mini pads, the metallic one would be nice for gifts oh heck, both of those are pretty stinking awesome and that’s something that can be altered to anyone’s taste!

  • Judy InukaiAugust 15, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    What a fun project. I could see myself making those for just any time gifts.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineCAugust 15, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    This is what I love about your dies: the versatility. And then there’s the elegant design :)ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I really like this notebook. Such a beauty! I saw some things to try for organizing my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 15, 2017 - 3:38 pm

    Becca I am so excited to see this lovely idea , I need something for Christmas gifts for some friends and guess what I will be making. thank you so much… Love the whole idea of this.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellAugust 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love everything you make, I enjoy making little boxes.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Darlene JesseeAugust 15, 2017 - 4:06 pm

    Becca, Love the note pads, your creations are truly amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanAugust 15, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    How beautiful!! I love these fancy note pads. What a great gift too! I love your colors, but can envision these in lots of different color schemes. I definitely want to make these! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 15, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    What great Christmas gifts these will be, thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayAugust 15, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Hi Becca! I love your notepad / bookmark idea! I think I could make these! They would make beautiful stocking stuffers this Christmas. Your work is always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love the work of your new design team also.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 15, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Wow, Becca. Your project is so lovely and your team have done you proud too. A wonderful array of brilliant projects. Well done to all!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Kathy sAugust 15, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Beautiful Becca as always so inspiring and such a great quick gift to have on hand or just make aeap to pretty up the place. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win one of your magnificent dies.ReplyCancel

  • PegAugust 15, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    What an original idea! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 15, 2017 - 6:47 pm

    I love this project and would love to make it. I like the idea that a notepad can stay on the counter or desk top and actually add beauty to it!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 15, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Love the portfolio, it would be a lovely gift that anyone would love. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Lisa D StaymanAugust 15, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Thank you Becca for inspiring your team to make something out of the box. I think a few of them made a box! What I especially appreciate from you is that you use the dies in unique ways.ReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 15, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    this is just the cutest little note pad. adorable and so femine.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 15, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    Becca, this is SO LOVELY! We ALL have lists we make! You should see my desk! LOL This would make such a NICE gift! I was just looking at this very die the other night too—the Filigree Bookmark! ;) There ARE some others coming in the mail soon too! ;) (ALL because of YOU!) THANKS BECCA! I am SO LOVING you having this Design Team! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioAugust 15, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    What a great idea to make something “outside” the box! I’d like to try something different, but I’d have to play with the dies first! Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyAugust 15, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Oh, how creative Becca. I love little note pads and these are so sweet and darling! What a great way of using the bookmark die… I’d sure make a bunch of these. :)ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettAugust 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    How beautiful. I’ve never thought to cut the mini pads into. So going to try this as soon as I go to town. Perfect gifts for friends, family and teachers. Thank you for this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy McDanielsAugust 15, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    Love these… I use HR legal pads at work all the time… what a great idea to make them more attractive and giftable!ReplyCancel

  • Diane FAugust 15, 2017 - 8:34 pm

    I love, love these little notepads. They look so precious & special!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 15, 2017 - 8:49 pm

    This is a great idea! I want to make a bunch of these because they would be a great little surprise for any occasion. Thanks for the inspiration, Becca.
    (And may I say how delighted I was to run into you on Monday!! What a thrill and joy!!)ReplyCancel

  • Susan SmitAugust 15, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I love this out of the box gift idea…for a dear one or self. I so love both takes on the note pad covers….love multi use for dies. Inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 15, 2017 - 11:09 pm

    You have made a super Amazing projects. I love giving away note pads and the style you have made would be so perfect for a gift or just to display. Thanks for sharing your Amazing dies. Love all the Ideas.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 15, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    How sweet us this?! I now have the filigree bookmark die and am putting thus on my Projects I Want to Try list!! Didn’t know O.D. would cut a paper pad in half… cool idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.August 16, 2017 - 12:51 am

    I love this pretty list and bookmark wallet.ReplyCancel

  • CeciliaAugust 16, 2017 - 1:44 am

    I would love to make one and keep in my purse….nice little gift for teachers.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SMITHAugust 16, 2017 - 3:26 am

    U love this idea and it’s so pretty. Cutting the tablets in half b makes a great size for many things!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 16, 2017 - 4:07 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ve made some of your “outside the box” projects before as gifts and they have always been a hit. This is another winner. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Karen CouretAugust 16, 2017 - 4:20 am

    I would love to make a project like this to take to a crop as gifts for the ladies I sit with. I really love to make things for others. Love this project Becca. ?ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 16, 2017 - 6:11 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Great gift ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyAugust 16, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Your bookmarks and little note book are lovely Becca – each one is unique! I’ve made a bookmark but nothing like yours – everything you make is so extra special to me. Your creativity is astounding! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Leanne SAugust 16, 2017 - 9:39 am

    Such a clever project! Your dies are the most elegant I have ever come across.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteAugust 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Very unique and beautiful creation!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 16, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    So unique and pretty!!!! Love the sets!!!!ReplyCancel

  • bobbie EcclesAugust 16, 2017 - 4:32 pm

    Becca, what a great idea! Would make lovely little stocking stuffers or presents year round.ReplyCancel

  • karenladdAugust 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Oh, I just love that sweet little notebook. I like to make craft gifts that are pretty and useful, and everyone can use a notebook!ReplyCancel

  • Donna PolleyAugust 16, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    So pretty. I love the delicate designs.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 16, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You ladies are so talented. The way you create things we would have never thought of. I will definitely give some of these a try like, your note book, Joanna’s tea light box & Melissa’s center piece.
    Thank you for creating a beautiful versatile set of dies & thanks to all of your team for sharing & inspiring. Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 16, 2017 - 9:06 pm

    Love todays projects, one elegant and one just plain ole cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyAugust 16, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    Your bookmarks are so pretty and useful! You are a true inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramAugust 16, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    No one on I know is as creative as you. I just love coming to see your posts to see what you do that is exceptional today. In the world of anger it is so good to see beauty somewhere.ReplyCancel

  • Chavi AgarwalAugust 16, 2017 - 11:15 pm

    Ur designs r graceful n just awesome..would love try making book box with itReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsAugust 16, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Your work is always Amazingly done with such grace and intimate knowledge of the needs and desires of the papercrafter. That assures us that tour products are made with us in mind. I love your art and also your amazing dies.ReplyCancel

  • Marla J. OwensAugust 17, 2017 - 9:23 am

    I love your beautiful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Shari AlbrechtAugust 17, 2017 - 11:26 am

    I love what you did! These are a great gift! I will definitely try this!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda JAugust 17, 2017 - 1:16 pm


  • shartlAugust 17, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    What a great idea to have the notepads cut in half to make cute shopping lists. Your projects are always so beautiful, and these notepads are almost too pretty to use. I would definitely make up a batch of these for gifts anytime.ReplyCancel

  • Minerva RicoAugust 17, 2017 - 7:24 pm

    This is a great idea on how to use the legal note pads. What did you use to cut perfectly the pad in the middle?ReplyCancel

  • treenAugust 17, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    I love notebooks to make lists! I have a million, but i always want and need more. I love for them to sit next to me and match the area where I sit to drink tea and pray. I have so many ideas of what colors and papers to use! Thanks for the lovely ideas! hugs, treenReplyCancel

  • Val BraunAugust 18, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Love your dies and all the great ideas. Thinking outside the box is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl GriebAugust 18, 2017 - 5:59 am

    Lovely. I bought these at the dollar store. Now I have seen a way to make them “special”. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    Becca, you are finally getting me to think outside the box. I love your ideas of note pads. This could be an anytime gift with a card. Love the inspiration always. HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 18, 2017 - 11:13 pm

    Such beautiful details! Love the gorgeous dies you used!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosAugust 19, 2017 - 8:32 am

    Great idea, it’s perfect to give it to someone as a thank you gift .ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.August 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Wonderful gift idea. May use as a thank you gift for our “altar linen ladies” at church.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 19, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    Who won the blog hop?ReplyCancel

Mixing Elegant Textures to create a Harmonious Look - Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at a beautiful morning friends, it’s gorgeous outside my window and I’m happily creating.  I”m getting ready for Tuesday because on Tuesday, August 15th the Creative Team and I will be giving away some dies and hope you will join us for our Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop.  We won’t be sharing cards but inventive gifts to make with dies beginning at 9:00am Central Time!   In the meantime I’m so thankful for the sunshine today.  Full of gratitude, this creating weekend has had it’s moments where the music was blaring and I was able to make a card or two for my stash. I’m thinking that it’s for a newly wed couple, but it could just as well be an encouragement to someone.  I’m trying to use dies you probably have in your stash but this weekend I played a bit with Cinch and Go Flowers I and my trusty favorite Pierced Rectangles.  I wanted a tiara back drop to honor the regal look of that paper so I used a motif from the Cascading Grace Pocket set.  Still a little bit on the plain side, I added the flourish bar from Regal Allure just to add some contrast to the gold frame and mimic the peak on the tiara.

Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
I love sentiments full of optimism and I thought this was such a lovely reminder to stop and savor the sweetness you live every day.

Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
For sure, inspiration for my card was this crazy cool dimensional paper that I picked up at a Sam Flaxx.  I don’t think I even know how much the large sheet cost except that I had to to have it.  At the time I thought it was a such an elegant texture but didn’t know how to work it into anything.  I went all the way classic with gold and cream just to keep all the competing elements under control, lol.
Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
I was also inspired by the inlaid dots in the pattern so I picked the piercing rectangles to mimic those dots.
Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at


And so, I’m moving on to work on another project.  Not sure what it will be yet, but I’m sure there is something close by just waiting to inspire.

Stamps:  Wordsworth – Lincoln Collection
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Cinch and Go Flowers I, Cascading Grace Pocket, Regal AllurePierced Rectangles,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon


Don’t forget Tuesday, die giveaways and the Thinking Out of the Box Blog Hop as we take a break from cardmaking to make some die cut gifts! Thanks for stopping to take a peek at my makings and musings, lol!

Also, my sincere thanks for those of you who purchase dies and review their performance on, and or at the location of purchase.  It helps other people in their decisionmaking process :-)

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 13, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Absolutely stunning!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 13, 2017 - 3:29 pm

    From the mountains of Tennessee (on vacation from the Florida heat)first time I turned the computer on since Friday night. This is just the bomb, Becca Feeken. It has made my day opening this email from you. TOTALLY AWESOME! Can’t wait for Tuesday – will be on rving on the Ohio River but I’ll catch you for sure.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    What is the embossing folder in the background, love it.

  • Barbara GAugust 13, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Wow! The card is so beautiful and love that sentiment! I love how you use all those different elements and layer them for such a lovely card! Looking forward to Tuesday to see what you all have designed to share with us!


  • DanitaAugust 13, 2017 - 4:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • GermayneAugust 13, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    This is incredibly beautiful, I love it, wish I could duplicate it!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 13, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Hi Becca’s you always make the most beautiful cards. I love it. Christine SReplyCancel

  • CaroleAugust 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Your creations are always so beautiful and elegant. Each one is an absolute treasure. I love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 13, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    This IS ELEGANT, Becca! I can see why you were mesmerized by this paper! It is WONDERFUL!!! You did a BEAUTIFUL JOB with it!!! ;) I was thinking it was an embossing folder till I read your post. AND of course, the sentiment is LOVELY done in Script & the verse itself! ;) Yeah, we humans need one day at a time or it would be overwhelming! ;) Words of wisdom from Abe!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 13, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Gorgeous card design and color combination. I’m crazy about that embossed cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 13, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    Good morning Becca, fantabbydozy!!! Love everything about it!!! The paper in the background is lush!!!
    Looking forward to Tuesday!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 13, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    How gorgeous this is and such a beautiful sentiment too.

    Thank you for your suggestion to contact Spellbinders regarding the beautiful Venise Lace collection. I have managed to find a supplier, Christine Emberson!ReplyCancel

  • Pam KellyAugust 13, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    I truly love this card. Absolutely beautiful, Becca.
    Can’t wait for Tuesday.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASAugust 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Hi Becca , lovely card as always! one of my favourite colour
    combinations ….
    Loving your inspiration and all the work you put into your blog
    and the sharing of your team work.
    It’s much appreciated that you still go back to older dies and
    remind us to use them hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 13, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca. What a lovely look for a multiple-occasion card. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Thinking of you a lot this week because I’m in PC visiting my mom. It Has been beautiful – but HOT!! :-DReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 13, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    So pretty, Becca! Love that background paper, I’d have had to have it to! But, unlike you, I’d probably still be hoarding it. You’re the master at thinking “outside the box” when it comes to dies.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 13, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Just wow!!!! Love the way you’ve used the embossed paper on your beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 13, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    Very classy! Love the dies and the flowers. Have you ever made Foamiran flowers? My latest obsession. I’ve bought the supplies but haven’t had the time yet to play. I bet you could do magic with them!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 13, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 14, 2017 - 12:07 am

    A lovely card and a brilliant die.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 14, 2017 - 12:52 am

    Such a gorgeous card here again Becca. You just always deliver beauty no matter what you´re doing and today is no different, and this is stunning work as usual hun. I just LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderAugust 14, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Such a beautiful card as always!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 14, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Hi Becca, A really lovely card, I especially love the Abraham Lincoln sentiment, and the ‘cinch and go’ flowers are a favourite of mine, I love the ‘cup’ to the petals.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • jeannineAugust 14, 2017 - 11:45 am

    cette carte est absolument superbe comme toutes les cartes que vous faites. MerciReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    What a gorgeous card! The background paper is stunning enough on its own. But add in the flowers and gold and it is eye-catching!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyAugust 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    Your card is lovely Becca – I especially like the words you chose for it. DianneReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkAugust 15, 2017 - 1:32 am

    Beautiful project as usual Becca, I love the way you dress your cards it really showcases your crafts beautifully x x xReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 15, 2017 - 10:34 am

    This is so gorgeous and elegant :))ReplyCancel