Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Sweet, sweet friends, I have so much to show today.  I have some cool news to share here on May 3rd, 2017, honestly, you won’t want to miss it.  It’s a sweet thing, quite unexpected – oh and there will be prizes.  Can you come by?

Next, I am over the moon thrilled to say that I have caught up on Day of Giving mailings.  I’m so sorry that this piled up but I’ve had some help recently and am so blessed to be current.  Have you been waiting for a card?  In the right hand column I’ve listed all the cards and winnings that are already in the mail – most will be arriving by Monday.

Did you notice that I had not picked winners for some time?  Yes, I knew I was overwhelmed by my behind the scenes workload and  I didn’t want to disappoint anyone by further delay.   New winners for recent cards are now picked and the cards are on my desk waiting for the winners to give me their addresses so they can be shipped.  If your name is in the left hand column, please go to the contact tab and leave me your mailing address.  These lists are also on the Giveaway Page – I just wanted to celebrate here but I’ll always continue to post winners there!!  ….and on to my card below…

New winners are in this column
BONNIE SPRINGLE
MARILYN YU
CHRISTI (Neal) (address received)
BEVERLY PARKISON (address received)
SHAUNDA SNIDER
JAN STUMPF
SUSAN B. (address received)
KAREN GREISS (address received)
MARILYN IN E~ TOWN (address received)
Have Been Shipped
DENICE WITH A “C”
JUDY BENNETT
LINDA WALTON
JACQUELYN HOAGLAND
CATHY URICH
RUTHANN
CHRISTINE SPRINGMAN
BEVERLY FUCHS 
MARZEE CARNES
DEVY
JEAN BULLOCK
ELIZABETH MURPHY
DOROTHY MUTAFOPULOS
DALE
ANGELIQUE VELA

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Today I’m sharing a card that I used flashy gold on for a graduation celebration but it just as easily doubles as an encouragement card.   It’s dimensional but can be made as flat as need be.  The card rests on a 5.5″ x 7.5″ base that is matted with design paper an gold.  The focal image is made of several elements in my new Vintage Elegance Collection, which is back in stock.   I used two of the Spellbinders Filigree Tag/Bookmark dies as an embellishment by trimming and letting the ends peek out on the bottom and the top.  Next I ran velvet and gold ribbon across the card – ribbon hides so much of what is going on behind ;-).   From the Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer set, the die portion is cut as a frame, bowed to give dimension and glued behind the ribbon – it’s really quite regal.  (I imagine doing this for a little girls princess card :-))  The sentiment is stamped on the insert that comes with Beautiful Dreamer stamp and die set and I decorated the ends with two of the tiny decorative tags from Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags. For this collection I was determined to have some smaller elements that could double duty as embellishments with lots of possibilities :-)  Oh, and don’t forget the tassel – I think that’s what allows me to call it a Graduation card, lol!

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to 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’m reminded this week that reunions are so inspiring and emotionally joyful!  For your comment: What the most memorable reunion you’ve experienced – how did it make you feel?

Graduation and Encouragement Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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StampsSpellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Bookmark/Tag, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Graceful Tiny Tags, Offray Velvet Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom

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I can’t thank you enough for your patience.  I’m mindful that sometimes you have to take a step back to take more steps forward. :-)  I’m making headway on a number of behind the scenes projects that I really need to handle.  I’m going to try to shake things up so that I can keep things covered while bringing new to the table.  Please join me on May 3rd – I promised that this year I would be brave and that’s what I’m going to do!

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  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Oh Becca,
    What a beautiful card!!! You really do think out-side of the box. Bold and gold accents really make your cards “more special” and the velvet ribbon, just over the top. Thank you for sharing!
    Cherie-Los Angeles.ReplyCancel

  • CHERIE JOHNSONApril 28, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    I am on the hunt for the Vintage Elegance set! LOVELY!!ReplyCancel

  • wandaApril 28, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Just love your card …..well I love all of your cards. I love the way you used the
    tassel, nice effect.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeApril 28, 2017 - 2:17 pm

    Another beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 28, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    May 3rd is on my calendar; I’m excited too!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CruseApril 28, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    Becca: Such a beautiful card. I love the way the paper was highlighted with gold and the accents complimented.
    Thanks for the chance of winning a card.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle EddingsApril 28, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Your cards always take my breathe away! I have only been to one reunion — a family reunion of my relatives on my father’s side that I had not seen since I was in high school (50+ years ago). Almost all of my aunts and uncles have been deceased for quite a few years (including my father), but it was so great to spend time with cousins during a long weekend at Lake Kentucky. It is a trip I will always remember.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. Love that velvet and gold. Reminds me of when I was a child and Christmas trees were decorated in those colors. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 28, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    Another beautiful card as always, looking forward to May 3. I have not been to a reunion in such a long time, so I will have to say a visit from my friends after my move. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.April 28, 2017 - 2:26 pm

    Becca, what a beautiful card. I can’t wait to see what you are doing on May3. One reunion that was very good. Was connecting with
    a friend from High School & we were very good friends at that time but over the years we lost touch. What was even more exciting was she became a Christian & we reconnect in church.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 28, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Stunning card in gold. Perfect for the graduate but a goal for everyone in life.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 28, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    I love how you curved the middle of the card. I’m so used to seeing you gorgeous bows but the tassel was a nice surprise and reminds me to get mine out.. Gorgeous card!
    Reunions with far away family are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GApril 28, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Another very beautiful and very elegant card, love the tassel!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 28, 2017 - 2:59 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOOOVE the gold! Reunion? I’ve never been to one. LOL I am anticipating a reunion of a dear old friend though & I am EXCITED!!! :D It’s been SO MANY YEARS!ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    gorgeous card for today. my most memorable reunion was my 25th h.s. reunion. so many of the folks that i wanted to see were there. many of the ones that had been in elementary school with me were there too. it was alot of fun. thanks for picking me as a winner. i’m getting more patient so i can wait, sleeplessly until it arrives. thank you for offering these every week. i’m looking forward to your announcement on may 3rd.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 28, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Wowee, Becca, I got goosebumps reading about May 3rd’s exciting news to come…can’t wait!!!

    It was fun to imagine how I would feel to receive today’s card…like I was crowned “Queen For a Day”! Love, love, love all the gold, the tassel and the red velvet ribbon is a luxurious touch. Absolutely regal.

    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • IDenice with a "c"April 28, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    I think my most memorable reunion was the year my mom passed away. We all had not had a get together in years and when she died it reminded us that we should never take family for granted. I know she would have been so happy we were all gathered once more and we talked about her so much that it was almost like she really was among us. Becca, I also just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing us to be able to enjoy your world and making everyone of us a little part of your family. I don’t guess I will ever get to meet you this side of Heaven but I can’t wait to give you a big ol’ hug some day. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 28, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Beautiful graduation card Becca. My favorite reunion was with my high school clothing design teacher, Lois Melton. A friend surprised me for my birthday a few years ago. When she came to pick me up for lunch, my high school teacher was in the car. It was a wonderful reunion.ReplyCancel

  • Donna JeanApril 28, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such beauty!! I’ve been wondering how your cards hold up so sturdy using the 80 lb cardstock with all the layers. When I use the wet glue to hold all the layers, I find I require at least 100-110 lb paper. Am I missing something? Can anyone help me here?ReplyCancel

    • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:42 pm

      I use 100 lb for the base, too. Just makes for a sturdier card all the way around, imo.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 28, 2017 - 6:25 pm

      I wonder if the wet glue makes them heavy? I’m good most of the time unless I put a heavy button and more than 3 layers :-)ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 28, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Lovely card, have family reunions every 2 yrs, so thankful for all if my family.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 28, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Whether I win a card from you or not, I am always a winner when you share a new posted design. Your dies are so classy–basic, versatile, and enduring. I have most of them and always look forward to how you re-use the old with the new. I’ll try this combination when the new dies come in the mail.

    50th High school reunion was most memorable because everyone was a much kinder, caring, friendlier person than years ago. Aging has its benefits.

    Thanks for your card idea, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Joni SApril 28, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    What a yummy card, Becca – love the colors together – so lush! Best reunion I’ve ever experienced – we had an open adoption with our two kiddos – siblings – but for a variety of reasons it was too painful for their birth mom to see them and I don’t think she really trusted that I was ok with her seeing the kids right away. So it was two very long years before they saw their birth mom after I adopted them. Best, most right thing I ever did as a mom though, was keep asking and making that opportunity available to her. They are grownups now and have a good relationship with her. There always was room enough for all of us and they needed to believe and know that she loved them, she just wasn’t able to care for them day-to-day.ReplyCancel

    • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:42 pm

      Joni what a wonderfull Mum you turned out to be well done !!!
      Those children are so lucky to have you also their biological Mum
      is very fortunate .
      Your way of dealing with this has meant that no one has been left out .
      Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapApril 28, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I love the idea how you added the tassle for the graduation. My favourite reunion was when I went back overseas to my families country of origin & met up with aunts,uncles and cousins. It had been 20 years since I had seen them last. A happy & sad occasion as my grandparents were no longer around & it felt like something is missing. How wonderful it is, we live in a world were we can now communicate with someone overseas in an instant.
    Congratulations to all the winner!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 28, 2017 - 3:51 pm

    Becca, what a stunner! I had a mini reunion with my grade school friend and it was lovely. It felt as if I saw her yesterday. I conversation never stopped and was all laughs and smiles. She is a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KApril 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is truly beautiful and the tassel is a delightful touch.
    I’ve been missing as I decided to throw myself onto the ground and fracture my hip, so I’m walking rather slowly with the help of a zimmer frame!!!
    My memorable reunions are the ones every six months when I meet up with my crafting buddies from all over the U.K. and one even comes over from Europe, they make me feel so loved and happy. Unfortunately I missed this month’s because of my accident, but roll on October!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Kathy MApril 28, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    I met one of my grade school teachers when I was donating my dad’s construction tools to a vocational technical school for newly migrated individuals. He is now one of the founders and teachers at the go-tech school. Such a giving and caring person. I felt young again as if I was in grade school but with new appreciation and insight to the gifts this teacher shared with everyone. He is such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichApril 28, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    My most memorable reunion was in 2016. We learned that my grandfather fathered a child in England during WWII. He never knew his father’s name, but had pics. As a result of Ancestry.com DNA, he found us. Then we found out that my grandfather fathered another son in Virginia. My dad thought that he was my grandfather’s only son. Last year, the three brothers met for the first time. It was amazing, and they are soooo much alike. I was excited, scared and extremely happy all at the same time for them.

    And we all understand that you are very busy, but thank you so much for getting our winning cards in the mail. God bless you.ReplyCancel

    • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:27 pm

      That is the coolest reunion story ever!!!! I’m glad I got to read your story! I’ve always wondered if Ancestry.com’s DNA test was legit–now I know it is!! What a wonderful reunion y’all had!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 28, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    Congratulations to all your lucky winners,
    Your cards are always beautiful Becca, you always inspire me.
    Our happy occasion was when Hubby and i traveled out to NSW Australia to meet his brother and wife they had not seen each other for over40 years, it was fantastic and we had a BBQ on Boxing Day.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganApril 28, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    You never fail to inspire me, and this is one of my new favorites. Your freshness puts a smile in my heart; thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is awesome and if used for a graduation that tassel says it all. Love the dies you have used and the gold. Gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 28, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    This is such a gorgeous card, Becca! There are so many parts to it that I can only imagine the time that it took to construct it. My most memorable reunion was a family one and it was the first one since we were kids, perhaps over 30 years prior. This time the grown-up kids were the organizers and it was great to see everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonApril 28, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Hi Becca
    My oh my, I love the richness of the card… the gold oozes opulence. Love it xxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownApril 28, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Oh such elegance! This will truly make someone feel special!
    A memorable reunion, when my childhood friend (from 3yrs old and on) and I got together for our 50 birthdays and went fly fishing and again for our 57th birthdays, a true friendship???ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BApril 28, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    My most memorable reunion was the first one my soon-to-be husband took me to 26 years ago. There were 40+ people there from his family whom I had never met. He introduced me, and then walked away. I could not believe he had done that to me! But, his relatives were so warm and welcoming! I married into a wonderful family!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 28, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    Your card today is awesome, delightful, and beautiful. The reunion I remember the best was the first family reunion that I remember from age 4 years old. It was held at my great-grandparents home and lots of people were there. Many wooden tables were set up under the old oak trees in the front yard which had been broom swept. Can you taste the red dust? It’s good we have lawnmowers now! Besides all those aunts, uncles and cousins by the dozens giving loving hugs and kisses, I enjoyed the bounty of food. The food I enjoyed the most was a watermelon my Great-grandfather grew on his farm. It was YELLOW. I had never seen a yellow watermelon before this time. Now, everytime I see one in the grocery store, it takes me back to that special family reunion where love was spread around as thick as molasses.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 28, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Hi Becca this card is very elegant !
    I have been in touch by phone to an old work
    friend the last few months it’s great .
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 28, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Glad to see you got all caught up, only I didn’t win. Actually, I’m a winner every time I see one of your cards. This is sure a little different than your usual – no Becca bow but the tassle is delightful in this instance.
    As far as reunions go, I will be attending Scrapbook Expo next week and that in itself is a reunion of all the friends you made the year or two before. But the end of May, I am going to New York for a week to attend my 55 year Class Reunion from high school. Hope there will be most of my fellow classmates there. I am the one who always travels the farthest to get there. Know I will enjoy it as the last time I was there was 5 years ago.
    Enjoy your timee in Canada, Becca.
    Hugs
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.April 28, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Oh my wow what a gorgeous card!!!!! The designer paper enhances your beautiful die cuts perfectly!!!

    My most memorable reunion? I remember my 20th high school reunion (won’t say how LONG ago that was!). The short version is that I was voted most changed, which was the best compliment I could have ever received! In high school I can’t even describe my shyness and how introverted I was. It took me a long time, but I showed myself that change can happen if one desires it enough. My motto now a days is “life begins at the end of your comfort zone!” So true for me!! Woohoo!! Thank you God! :)ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 28, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous card with beautiful details and sentiment! Love the gold! Yay for getting caught up!

    My most memorable reunion was when I saw my father for the first time in over 20 years. His wife (my step-mother) had passed away and I went to see him. He didn’t know who I was at first.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesApril 28, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Becca, This is BEAUTIFUL!!! And, I am beyond excited to be receiving a card. I will be stalking the mailman!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KApril 28, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    I love seeing your cards Becca. They are truly a blessing to me.

    I had a lovely reunion some years ago with a childhood friend. We met at a local restaurant, and she even brought her mom, who was besties with MY mom. The reunion brought back a flood of wonderful childhood memories!
    Thank you for blessing others with your lovely cards.ReplyCancel

  • RufusApril 28, 2017 - 9:35 pm

    My first thought was there’s no BOW! But then the next was, still looks like a Becca card, would know it was her’s anyway. Actually it’s gorgeous and I’ve got an important graduation coming up, so thanks for the inspiration. Will be looking forward to what you’ve got to share on the 3rd!
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  • Caroline PApril 28, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    OH Becca! What a beautiful card! You make such beautiful creations! You are such an inspiration!! ((Hugs))ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 28, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    What a stunning card Becca. Of course I noticed there was no bow right off, but the tassel makes up for it. Thanks for sharing.
    My niece visited recently and I hadn’t seen her in several years. I’m like a mother to her since my sister died years ago. Wonderful reunion for us! We sat up talking and just hanging out for hours on end.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 28, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful card! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! On April 15th, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. My cousin’s was like a brother to me and passed away 11 years ago. His daughter was a flower girl in our wedding. She drove 6 hrs. just to attend our anniversary party. Her younger brother flew from Pensacola to Austin to Houston to St. Louis and then drove another 12 hours (round trip) to attend our party. I hadn’t seen him since 2004! He missed Easter dinner with his family just to come. We were on a natural high with the turn out for our anniversary celebration, and these two cousins (who traveled so far) was the icing on our cake, the cherry on the sundae. We are truly blessed with 2 great sons, daughter-in-law (who is just like a daughter to us) and two of the most perfect, beautiful grandchildren and a host of family and friends. Sorry this is so long!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandApril 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    Hi Becca, another beautiful card! You always inspire me. I have a question for you. I was the January 27th winner of one of your cards and have been unable to figure out how to get my address to you so I can claim your beautiful card. Could you please let me know? Thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 29, 2017 - 12:11 am

    What a wonderful graduation card! So elegant and yet very celebration-y. Just beautiful!
    I’m so happy you have so many exciting things going on for you right how. I’m just delighted for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 29, 2017 - 1:12 am

    Good morning Becca, you really are amazing!!! I went to my Auntys 80 th birthday last year her mum my grandma had six daughter’s including my mum, so you can imagine all the families it was a fabulous get together!!! It’s sad we don’t meet more often!!!
    Thanks Becca and Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 29, 2017 - 2:13 am

    What a stunningly lovely card.! Loving the velvet with the gold. I’ve been to a few reunions each had its own merits. The common feeling was the wonderful blessings to see and talk to family you haven’t seen in a long time.ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 29, 2017 - 2:45 am

    Once again a gorgeous card, Becca!
    The gold accents, the pretty ribbon and lovely design paper you have used – it’s all so beautifully put together!
    The best part of reunions are meeting old friends I don’t get to see very often, catch up on them, and talk about “old days” :))ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 29, 2017 - 3:04 am

    Morning Becca, Another gorgeous card !! At first glance the die-cuts above the ribbon reminds me of a ‘tiara’, truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 29, 2017 - 4:24 am

    Yet another stunning card. My memorable reunion was with my school class 29 years after we left school (organised by me) so quite a few of us who had moved away hadn’t seen each other in all that time. We had a great evening with happy and sad tales to tell!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellApril 29, 2017 - 6:03 am

    Gorgeous, the burgundy really makes the gold stand out!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideApril 29, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Dear Becca,
    I hope u read this!! In December 2015 I was able to make the trip to see my dear friend Deb. We only had a few days together but that Christmas Day was the most wonderful gift I could ever ask for. I had seen her before I moved in May 2014, so getting to go be with her at Christmas was ever so special because she usually would go to her brothers for the holidays. The day after Christmas she and I had so much fun doing what we do best!! I taught her how to use her Anna Griffin minc machine. This is the best part…. she had several packages open but not all the way opened. So I started snooping (with permission of course) and she had the fuse by WeRMK and lots of good stuff to do with it, she had totally forgotten she had this! I have one and knew what all it could do so I was able to share what this tool could do, of course the card stuff she had to use with the fuse was right up her ally!! What a wonderful time, now she is with God and our next reunion will be one of rejoice!
    Hugs
    Kay
    P.s. Love your new dies and stamps.ReplyCancel

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Greetings friends!! I’m so sorry how late this is in the afternoon, but I’ve been working on something important and changing that is blessing me beyond measure and is going to bless you too.  Lots of legwork, lots of planning but I’ll try not to tease and be so cryptic – rest assured, you’ll know soon.  In the meantime – I have a card to share today for Day of Giving Friday and as always I picked a sentiment that resonates big time with the sweetness that has surrounded me this week.  To the rescue – Quietfire Design with Reminding One Another of the Dream
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Today I’m sharing a Gatefold Card.  It is made by cutting two border elements from Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip at each end of an 8.5″x 11″ piece of paper, trimming any excess, scoring so that the borders meet in the middle.   I didn’t want the liner card to fall out so inside I pasted a little pocket about 1.5″ tall.  Then for the inside – I wanted an element to be pulled out separately.  I used Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element and added a handcut matted element with the stamped sentiment.  I like that option to be able to pull the sentiment out separately :-)  The final size is 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ :-)
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to 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!   For your comment: What is blessing you today?

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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StampsQuietfire DesignReminding One Another of the Dream
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Soft White, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom

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It’s always delightfully busy for me.  Although I always seem to be kitting something, designing something or making something I wanted to say how much I appreciate your stopping by!  Thanks so much!!

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  • Joni SApril 21, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    oooh, that is a WOW card – that border strip is gorgeous! Never thought of using the inside sentiment as one you could take out. How clever!

    Sunshine – real, unadulterated sunshine and nearly 70 in the PNW for the first time since oh, Sept? is blessing me today – warm on the skin, warm in my soul. And new goodies from My Favorite Things to play with as well. Time to head for the Mom Cave and plaaaay!

    Thanks, Becca – can’t wait to hear what you have up your sleeve. May your weekend be blessed.
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 21, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    Good morning Becca, I was just thinking about your post and wham you pop up!!! That’s the second time today something has happened like that it’s weird : )
    Your card is just something else!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 21, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca, please know that I appreciate all the inspiration you give me. Your cards are beautiful.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaApril 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    I fell blessed every day that I wake up and greet the world and be able to share it with the world
    Absolutely gorgeous card worth the waitReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    This card is stunning Becca. I just love it and can not wait to purchase the Water Lilies strip die.
    Relief from a painful knee after purchasing a Ultralieve Ultrasound machine a few days ago is a blessing for me today. I have been in pain day and night for 3 months with a grade 2 Medial Ligament tear. This card has made me feel happy.
    Thanks for your beautiful work. I look forward to every Saturday Morning in Australia when I receive your email. God Bless you and thank you for all you do for us. Love Marjorie.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    What a gorgeous card. Love the water lily die that you used to create the gatefold. What blesses me today is what blesses me every day – my two boys and hubby. Happy weekend to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 21, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love it when you’re excited about seeing a dream coming to fruition! I think this is what today’s sentiment is telling us. When we feel joy in another’s dream it becomes our joy and sets our spirits free. It certainly has that effect on me – I feel happy and I wasn’t feeling that way a few minutes ago. I can’t wait for the blessings that are to come. ;->)
    What a gorgeous card! My immediate thought was-WEDDING!!! In any event, you know there’s something special inside and the receiver must be pretty special, too!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Hi Becca 9-45 Sat morning here in Tassie LOL !
    This card is very feminine love it , the water lilies die looks
    good used like this would have never thought of it ……
    Not long out of bed had a lie in that’s my blessing so far to day !!!
    Hugs Pam xxxxxxx. P.S. You have been busy over on spellbinders
    blog lately thank you for that XReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 21, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Just lovely–your card has all the basics of a classic adaptation. So like you. Your style is ever present but each card is fresh and unique. Thanks for sharing and keeping in touch even when you are so busy professionally and personally. You always have time to connect with your cyber friends. You are one of my many blessings today–others were smiles from neighbors, emails from friends, and phone calls from family. So much to be thankful for. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 21, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    What a beautiful card I love how you did the gate fold with the die. Today I was blessed with going to a nursery, walking through the greenhouses and picking up some outdoor ferns. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonApril 21, 2017 - 7:29 pm

    Blessings today are the beautiful spring ( almost Summer like ) weather and my Grands. Since my husbands passing little things are the only things that matter.ReplyCancel

  • DanitaApril 21, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Love it!!! But then again I love everything you do!ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 21, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    Lovely card as always…blessing today I’m feelin a bit better..thanks for sharing..ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 21, 2017 - 7:46 pm

    Hi Becca. I love this delicate card. I may have to ‘borrow’ your design for a wedding invitation.

    Today I am truly blessed with my kind husband.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 21, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca.
    I was blessed to see friends from far away today!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunApril 21, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    What a beautiful card! I see I will have another die to add to my collection. I wish I could come up with such wonderful ideas. Very anxious to hear what you have up your sleeve. My blessing is my knee operation was successful and pain not has bad as what I thought.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 21, 2017 - 8:03 pm

    Good evening Becca! Yet another gorgeous card! God has blessed me with good friends and sunshine today. What a beautiful combination!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonApril 21, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    ONE WORD! EXQUISITEReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaApril 21, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    My blessing today is that my husband encourages me to make cards. What a blessing that is.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 21, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    today’s blessing is really for everyday. I have good health and great friends. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 21, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Love your gate fold card! Beautiful details!
    My blessing today was a gal at my eye doctor’s office who helped me to choose a new pair of frames! She was very patient and gave me her opinion on several choices, even making some calls to help get me the ones I wanted!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 21, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    As always, your card takes my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 21, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Oh wow! What a stunning card. Your creativity astounds me.

    I have a very big problem and today have turned it over to the Lord. I am blessed to know He will take care of it.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Beautiful idea! Went shopping for flowers today; that’s a blessing always!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuApril 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Today is truly a beautiful blessed day for me. Visiting me from Pennsylvania is my ex-sister.in.law whom I haven’t seen in 35 years. She divorced my brother but we didn’t divorce each other. We’ve remained good friends throughout the years sharing our joys and woes and family life. It’s been a marathon talking fest and holding hands like we’ve never been apart. Life is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 21, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    HOW GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
    What is blessing me today? Life with the man I love! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 21, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card! My blessings–just celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, gave my 4 yr. old grandson his “baby quilt” I pieced. It started out as a baby quilt and it ended up being 96’x 108″! Drs. say he will be a minimum of 6’4″ by high school. Wanted it to be big enough for him to use for years. He loved his quilt. Had to spread it on the floor and lay down on it. My granddaughter (16 months old) came running to me with arms wide open calling my name! Life is good!ReplyCancel

  • GayleApril 21, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Such a very beautiful card Becca!!
    God is blessing me today as he does everydayReplyCancel

  • AletApril 21, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    So pretty , and nice to see your beautiful work in a different style of card. Another lovely card. Thanks for sharing .ReplyCancel

  • DeborahApril 21, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    I am blessed that I am in good health and able to afford retirement!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithApril 21, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Becca love the Water Lillies Strip die used on this gate fold card. Would not have thought to use in this manner. Thank goodness for your ability to see these dies and thank goodness you share your insight with us. Love this card. Truly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleApril 21, 2017 - 11:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!!! My friend Pam had dinner with me tonight and a long visit after…truly a blessing as her husband passed away last Saturday the 15th. Support for both of us as my husband slipped away to Heaven 10-26-2016.
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 21, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous design.ReplyCancel

  • Rae GobellApril 22, 2017 - 12:13 am

    This is the first time I have written to compliment you on your gorgeous cards. I have been receiving your emails for quite a long time now.
    This card is exquisite. Love the verse and the way you have put it all together.
    Have a beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 22, 2017 - 12:53 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Great design. TFS. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie baileyApril 22, 2017 - 1:41 am

    What a great idea to put the sentiment in a little pocket as a keepsake. I love these water lily borders too. I’m blessed today by hearing the summer visitors sing their hearts out early in the morning. I now know that summer is on its way.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 22, 2017 - 2:34 am

    What a beautiful card here again. I love the way that the sentiment can be pulled out, that´s a new way of thinking to me. I feel very blessed, that we´ve had a really bad storm vandalizing everything here the last 2 days, but now it´s slowing much down, and we got through it without too much damage, that is truly a blessing.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead there and I´ll look forwward to hear more about your news soon??? I´m really curious now ha ha haReplyCancel

  • Christine RayApril 22, 2017 - 2:44 am

    There has been a soft gentle rain throughout the day…What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

    Your card is so elegant and beautiful,
    lovely sentiment as well :))ReplyCancel

  • Pamela ParfittApril 22, 2017 - 3:46 am

    I rarely comment on any of the blogs I follow – usually down to lack of time. But this time I couldn’t not comment LOL!
    So what is blessing me today? Seeing my darling husband steadily regaining his health after many months of fighting bowel cancer. Just 2 more months of chemotherapy to endure.
    We’ve always been close but this nightmare time has helped us to recognise how much we mean to each other and daily we express our love for each other – long may we continue to do so.
    Oh and the card is stunning as per usual LOL!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 am

    I really like the Spellbinders Water Lily strip – so pretty, as is this card! My blessing has been the news from the doctor that my broken bones have healed nicely, which is a relief. I shall look forward to your upcoming news!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 22, 2017 - 7:29 am

    Gorgeous! Love the all white with the touch of gold. That border on each side gives the card a lacey look.
    Blessings today: the sunshine after days of rain! It may rain again later on, but at least we have this little bit of sun to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 22, 2017 - 7:31 am

    Truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Love it when you travel down new avenues. This card has so much potential for other uses. I’m seeing the possibilities right now! Thanks for the inspiration. Will be patiently awaiting your reveal! That was a tease, you know. :~) My blessing today and everyday – being given another day to continue this life (the beautiful gift that God has given me! !!!ReplyCancel

  • KathymApril 22, 2017 - 9:14 am

    My dogs are such a blessing! They teach me to live in the moment, hear, smell and see everything. And always be ready to love as well as the next adventure. Also my family. Such a lovely design and sentiment!!! A great combination of talentReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleApril 22, 2017 - 9:19 am

    I so ?? love all your work. You allways give me something to look forward to. I finally got a couple of your dies . Going on a little vacation on the 28th I am hoping to get them before then. Love every detail of this card. I hoping to win one of your cards one day. Thanking for sharing your beautiful cards . Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 22, 2017 - 10:06 am

    Awesome gatefold card. I like how you used the bow inside the gatefold card to help with the outside closure instead of the bow on the outside flaps. You are so clever! Now why have I not thought of that? I am blessed today to beable to visit with you and your blog and see your beautiful weekly creations. I appreciate the efforts you go to on the behalf of us here on your blog. I can hardly wait to see what you are up to here lately and teasing us about. Wishing you a terrific weekend.ReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 22, 2017 - 10:30 am

    My blessing is we are alive!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 22, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card Becca. I didn’t look in yesterday because I was continually sick but my blessing today is that the sickness has stopped! Still a bit delicate but at least I can brighten up my day by looking in on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 22, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Your beautiful card is blessing me today!ReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNApril 22, 2017 - 12:52 pm

    Beautiful card! My husband is my blessing as we get ready to celebrate 51 years married!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 22, 2017 - 12:58 pm

    Hi Becca, Another stunner !! I’m loving this strip die.
    Enjoy your day, I am blessed that we haven’t had any rain today, I have spent all day working in the garden, and my back is complaining bitterly haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • DianaApril 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    My blessing every day is God’s grace and favor in my life. I am currently traveling overseas with my precious husband and so enjoy I am able to view your website for inspiration while here! Thank you for sharing as always, this card is elegant and beautiful – in keeping with your style. I pray God’s blessing surround you always. DianaReplyCancel

  • DevyApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    What a stunning card! My blessing today is the wonderful cool front that moved though south Texas this morning. I am taking advantage, and working outside. It is not much fun clearing brush to install a new fence, but I am thankful for the beautiful weather!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 22, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    What an absolutely elegant card!! And you make it look so easy to do. So beautiful!
    What is blessing me today? My wonderful family. So thankful for them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HApril 22, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    Stunning and beautiful card–can’t ever get enough of your awesome creations!! My blessing today is getting to spend time today with our youngest daughter in a class at a local craft store, The Little Blue House in Keller TX. We painted wooden pieces, then stenciled and distressed our signs. She made one to hang in her classroom and it turned out so good!! She loved the class and we had so much fun!! Yes, I am blessed each and every day with two amazing daughters!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 23, 2017 - 3:19 am

    I love gatefold cards and yours is definitely lovely! It’s so creative to use a border die to create it and I love the inside pocket so the sentiment can be removed.

    I am feeling blessed because my 85 year old Mother is out of the hospital for the second time this month. She spent 11 days hospitalized with pneumonia while on a trip. This last week, she was hospitalized with pneumonia and heart failure but was released yesterday. I am so thankful for the prayers from so many friends and family. I know my Mother has a long recovery ahead but feel so blessed that she is recovering. Blessings to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 23, 2017 - 8:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely gate fold card, they are fun to make.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaApril 23, 2017 - 9:26 am

    Beautiful and exquisite card! My blessing is seeing another day and celebrate it with the ones I love dearly!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 23, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Hi Becca
    Lovely card, it looks lacy, delicate and beautiful. My blessing is being able to rest whilst hubby cooks x x xReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 23, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    How very beautiful! So simple yet so beautiful! I love your creations Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderApril 24, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    All I can say is W-O-W!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)April 25, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! I have to keep looking at it!
    I am truly blessed today as one of our children landed and came to collect the rescue dogs we have been looking after. The house will be empty tomorrow!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) x
    Can’t wait to see what you have in the pipeline for us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Avery elegant card, love all white, the dies you have used are beautiful as usual I love that waterlily edge.ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders  Classic Elegance Label - see full supply list and directions at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31606
Good Morning sweet friends!  I hope you are making preparations for a family filled weekend that makes your holiday special.  I’m prepping kits for some upcoming event so the week has been full of binge watching some tv shows while I’m cutting.   Well, that’s more binge listening but I love a good series when I have time to see it at once – I’m not good at waiting week to week.  So,  I’m popping in today for a short Day of Giving Friday post – very short :-)  I shared this card previously on the Spellbinders Blog but someone asked if it would make it into the giveaway pile.  And I said, yep!!

This card is built on a base that is 5-1/2″x 7-1/2″.  I used Spellbinders S4-707 Graceful Damask Border to cut along the sides.  The side mounted borders give your card a very tall look and is really a kind of unique presentation when you do it to the back also.  I mounted the sentiment on a panel cut using Spellbinders S5-250 Art Deco Astoria Labels.  Lastly, to give a touch of elegance to the flowers, I added the flourish from Spellbinders S6-082 Classic Elegance Label.  I can’t wait to try this format with some of the other borders!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders  Classic Elegance Label - see full supply list and directions at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31606
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to 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!   For your comment: What are you most grateful for today?

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Stamps: Wordsworth
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders S4-707 Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders S5-250 Art Deco Astoria Labels, Spellbinders S6-082 Classic Elegance Label, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flowers, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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  • Jan CastleApril 14, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca – great encouraging sentiment too!
    Today I most thankful that one of my best friends knew the Lord and so slipped away to Heaven yesterday. Even tho’ my heart hurts for her, I am rejoicing that she is in Heaven and knew she was going there!
    Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

    • SaraApril 14, 2017 - 2:55 pm

      I am touched, Jan, by your comment. There is such beauty in the passing of someone we love when they know the Lord. We are not in charge, HE is! Happy Easter. Rejoice in everything Easter…I’m sure your best friend is doing that as we write! Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 14, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    The card is gorgeous and so elegant!
    A lovely sentiment, too.
    Wish you a blessed Easter, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerApril 14, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing your artistic gift of making cards. I truly appreciate it. Today I am most thankful for my everything God has given me. Making a way out of no way for me (family, friends, employment).ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    A really beautiful card using one of my favourite border dies :) Really grateful to the Lord today for His gift of His Son!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 14, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    Truly gorgeous card! I love these borders, they are so elegant. Today I am grateful to be home safety after a long drive and being stuck in traffic.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon TarpinuanApril 14, 2017 - 1:52 pm

    I love this elegant card. I am always grateful for my miracle granddaughter.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveApril 14, 2017 - 1:53 pm

    This is absolutely stunning!! Love that sentiment!

    I am most grateful for my family especially my children.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 14, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Grateful for all that I have. Happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SApril 14, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    Love the sentiment on this card – and as always the card is so perfectly elegant! Today – I’m grateful for the silliness of a pregnant giraffe – who for the past few weeks has kept my mind light and calm in the midst of a politically troubled world. The grace of God in a giraffe for me.

    Blessings, and happy Easter, Becca!
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 14, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! I love the way you layered the Astoria labels in soft pastel pink and white. As always, your bow is awesome.

    As we celebrate Easter, I’m grateful for Jesus Christ who died for our sins, that He rose again, and that I know where I’ll be spending eternity.

    Have a blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 14, 2017 - 2:08 pm

    I am very grateful for my family and our health! Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • LoisApril 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    I am thankful for the resurrection of Christ my Lord, a strong faith in Him and for my loving family. Happy Easter to all. Your card is again so beautiful. I have to start using the borders for my cards. It adds so much beauty. The sayings are always meaningful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 14, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    Love the way you used the border die on this card… very stunning!
    Today I am most grateful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    A very beautiful card becca , i am grateful that my poorly son has a devoted loving wife to care for him.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • RuthannApril 14, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Another awesome card. I am greatful for everything the Lord has blessed me with. Especially thankful for my husband of 51 years.ReplyCancel

  • MildredApril 14, 2017 - 2:42 pm

    A very gorgeous card! I’m grateful that the sun is shining even though I know the rain is coming back any minute!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezApril 14, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, what is beautiful card. Just love the wording. I am grateful for my family and for being here another day in God’s glory!#ReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINApril 14, 2017 - 2:52 pm

    What I’m most grateful for today is that Jesus Christ died for me to pay the price for my sins! He did the same for all of us. Praise His name. Now we know He also was raised up from the dead that we may also spend an eternity with Him. Becca, you made such a wonderful card as always. I am thankful for you also. I come home from a very long day in the OR and need something beautiful to look at and there you are with something so special. I feel sometimes it is just for me. Easter Blessings to your, LisaReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 14, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    What beauty and elegance Dear Becca! Thank you! God has blessed me with so much. Hmm. I was never blessed with children, but I am blessed with fur children…4 small dogs and 2 cats. My papillon puppy Walter is such a sassy pants…weighing just over 4lbs and 7.5 months old! He is going to be a great little agility competitor! I am also grateful for my card making…for my artistic side. I have learned soooo much from you. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • SaraApril 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Becca, as usual your card today is so elegant and sweet…like you. I took the time to read some of the comments and it has occurred to me that I’m in very good company. There is a spiritual quality to your cards and words that you express to us each Friday. I find comfort and glee when I see an email from you that says AMAZING PAPER GRACE “Day of Giving, Friday”. Love you and what you do. Have a Blessed Easter! SaraReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellApril 14, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    My salvation first and most important. But my husband and son would be second. Very pretty cardReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 14, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Love the card. Today I am grateful for the beautiful sunny day, finding a boardwalk to explore, seeing a blue heron first one of the season, hearing from my son. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 14, 2017 - 3:08 pm

    Hi from Australia Becca,
    Your card is beautiful, today I am grateful for my family and I to be healthy, happy and safe.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • christiApril 14, 2017 - 3:10 pm

    I am most grateful for my friends that accept me as my quirky self. love the card and the ideas that it spurs. thanks for the chance to win one of your beauties!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BastianApril 14, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • JoannaApril 14, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Stunning!
    Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy ShopeApril 14, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    As a cancer survivor, I am grateful for life, love, nature, family and friends. I’ve totally learned to count my blessings and not to sweat the small stuff. As usual, your card is awesome!?ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyApril 14, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I am most grateful today that my children and grandchildren came for Easter. We will be spending time on Sunday with my 90 year old Mom with the whole family.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryApril 14, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Love this card and have been trying to do this too Beca. what am I most grateful for? Good health… watching my brother with lung and live cancer and my SIL with pancreatic cancer I am so grateful that I am healthy. and intend to stay that way.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 14, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the design. Grateful for: my only grandbaby! He’s now 8 months old and the love of my life. (Apologizes to my hubby for that! Lol.)ReplyCancel

  • KathyMApril 14, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    I am grateful that my mom taught me to always be open to the world around me and that there are two-thousand paths in every second. So I can always s start over or reset my attitude. Gotta love mom’s!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DApril 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Another beauty Becca – I am most grateful today not only that it is Easter and all that that means, but I am also very grateful for the hospice and the wonderful supportive staff where we currently are, and the way they care for both DH and myself.
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapApril 14, 2017 - 4:30 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a gorgeous card as always! Today I am grateful for Jesus in our lives & for the love of my family. We are not perfect, but we are always there for each other.
    Have a safe Holy & Happy Easter xReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreApril 14, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    Wow I just love this card! And that saying is right on!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.April 14, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    What a lovely card. All of your cards are so fancy and beautiful! thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Easter!
    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesApril 14, 2017 - 4:55 pm

    This one is beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothApril 14, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    I love this dainty card so much. The sentiment is very encouraging on the very day I needed it the most! Thank You so much (((hugz))).

    What I am most Grateful for: The sacrifices of many Military Families and the Soldiers both two-legged and four-legged have made so I have the Freedoms I have today. Their Service is more appreciated than I can ever put into words. Words sometimes cannot convey the deep feelings I have. You see, my own father is a 3 Tour Vietnam Wart Veteran. I **SALUTE** them all.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASApril 14, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca thank you for sharing this card it’s lovely !
    I am thankful for my world at the moment, there are always
    things going on good and bad ! but I do believe in the end
    it’s this what makes us better humans .
    HAPPY EASTER to everyone let’s not forget what EASTER is all about
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 14, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    Love love your card as always…I’m happy that I can get around without my walker n cane this week…thanks for sharing. Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerApril 14, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    So grateful for God’s grace and mercy and that my son is home to celebrate Easter with us!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    The card is beautiful.

    I am grateful that the Lord loved us enough to send His Son to die on the cross.

    When I hear people say, “Happy Good Friday”, it seems weird to be happy that Jesus suffered for us. But, I am happy that He did.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Van DyneApril 14, 2017 - 5:53 pm

    I am most grateful for this beautiful day after such a looong winter. However, I am very grateful for your talent and your desire to share it with us.ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 14, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    Beautiful card. Wish I lived closer, I would help you ‘kit’. On this special Friday, I am most grateful for my Lord and Savior. Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 14, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    Good morning Becca, Happy Easter!!! gorgeous gorgeous card!!! I’m grateful for my loving family!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonApril 14, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    I grateful for the facet that I went to visit my 92 year old friend and he was well and working in his garden and flower beds.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TwonApril 14, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Gorgeous card! I am grateful for the unconditional love my parents gave me and in turn I instilled unconditional love to my family.
    Happy Easter???ReplyCancel

  • Beth. JonesApril 14, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    I love this design and the beautiful borders. I am most grateful for my salvation through Jesus Christ.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 14, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Oh my, this is a gorgeous card. Love everything about it! Today, I am grateful that I got a significant amount of housekeeping “chores” done. I even made a “dent” in a couple of piles of items that needed my attention. I also was able to carry a full sized file cabinet downstairs for some of my card stock. Alleluia. Thank you Jesus! Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 14, 2017 - 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the dies you used and the pretty embellishments!
    I am grateful for good health!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 14, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    This is just such a lovely, lacy card. I love those Damask Borders!! So, so pretty!
    I am grateful that I serve a risen, living Savior.
    “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” I Peter 2:24ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 14, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    I’m so grateful for my family EVERY day!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSApril 14, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    Love this very dainty card, Becca.
    I am grateful for our Lord and Savior, He has Risen, Alleluia, Happy Easter!
    Hugs to you Becca for all your kindness!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathApril 14, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Love this card and the dies and the message it sends. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuApril 14, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Another beautiful card that inspires me to continue using all my dies. I am grateful to our good Lord who has allowed us to live in this great country – flaws, Trump and all – experiencing all its beauty, freedom and people. Here’s wishing you a beautiful Easter Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraApril 14, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Beautiful card, lovely sentiment! I an so very thankful my two daughters and their families are Christian and live their lives for the Lord! My hubby and his family, too. It really makes holidays mean so much more when you know they believe and rejoice together.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterApril 14, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    I am so thankful for Calvary and Jesus’ blood shed for us and our sin and all the blessings He has bestowed on us! I am thankful for my family and my church family.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderApril 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    Gorgeous card!! I really like that border, but wish it was was a bit smaller. But I just may have to break down and try it anyway. What I am thankful for? Where do I start?? Family, health, friends, the green grass, the birds singing, more more day to thank God. I am so blessed!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm

    Beautiful card! You create such beautiful cards and so willing to share with all of us. Tomorrow, my husband and I celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. My husband told me last night I was the best thing that ever happened to him. He wouldn’t have had the success in life without me beside him, loving and supporting him. I feel truly blessed. Our dear friend found out this past week he has cancer. He said he may have cancer in his body, but he has Jesus in his heart and he will be just fine. Can’t ask for anything better. Feeling blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongApril 15, 2017 - 12:20 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I am grateful for where God has placed me at this time in my life. Happy Easter Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 15, 2017 - 12:57 am

    Once again you´ve made such a beauty here Becca. I love the beauty and the elegance, that always show in your cards.
    I´m sooo grateful for my loving family (kids and grandkids) and what they´ve become as adults, and such loving and caring people, they´ve turned into. What more can a mum ask for?
    Happy Easter everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 15, 2017 - 2:44 am

    Morning Becca, Oh fabulous !! When I get my damask border dies delivered I will be trying this technique, you always give us lots of ways to use your die sets, fabulous !!
    I am grateful for ‘wakening up’ today, and also grateful but saddened that Our Lord had to go through all that pain and suffering, for us !! Easter is a very poignant and thought-provoking time in our Religious Calendar.
    Enjoy your Easter Day Eve.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • shiApril 15, 2017 - 3:54 am

    another beautiful card Becca, what am i most grateful for My family of 8 5 boys and 3 girls my 18 grandchildren who are all well and happyReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 15, 2017 - 5:33 am

    I am so thankful for the sacrifice Jesus made for my salvation that we honor this weekend. It is His resurrection that makes the darkness of His sacrifice shine with God”s holy light.

    I am also thankful for my family and especially my Mom, who has been in the hospital for 11 days with a very serious case of pneumonia. I know she is in God”s hands and at 85, I am grateful she is a woman of faith and has been an example to all who know her of a Godly woman.

    A lovely and elegant card again using my favorite border dies. I live your entire collection! Have a very blessed Easter!ReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 15, 2017 - 9:31 am

    Another beautiful creation Becca. You never cease to inspire me!
    DianneReplyCancel

  • Penny GApril 15, 2017 - 10:06 am

    A beautiful card! I’m most grateful for my two boys who will always be the joy of my life.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 15, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    Hi Becca
    You always make such beautiful cards, this is no exception your embellishments blow me away. I am most grateful that even though I have ill health issues I have such supportive friends and a fabulous patient husband, perusing blogs such as yours Becca really lift me up & keep me going. Happy Easter Becca hugs Jennifer x x xReplyCancel

  • Susan B.April 15, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I so hope I win this one!

    I am grateful for Gods love and blessings, the two beautiful daughters he blessed me with along with wonderful friends.

    Have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoApril 15, 2017 - 6:19 pm

    Grateful for our two week old granddaughter! She is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayApril 15, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card, Becca. There is so much to be thankful for I hardly know where to start. May you and your family have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaApril 16, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    I am most grateful every morning that the Lord allows me to wake
    up and greet each day with a new purpose ans beginningReplyCancel

  • SamanthaApril 17, 2017 - 12:21 am

    My husband taking care of me when my back gave out (medicine, meals, ice pack, massages, clean kitchen)!ReplyCancel

  • DevyApril 17, 2017 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I am most thankful for our risen Lord and Savior, especially during this time that we celebrate His resurrection.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca. I am most grateful that I am still alive I lost two sisters when they were in their 50’s and I am now in my 70’s, struggling, but I would rather be here seeing my grandson grow up and with my family I have left. I hear people grumbling about getting older but I say, hey, it’s better than the alternative.ReplyCancel

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