Hi there friends, just peeking in with an update and some eye candy today.  One day every week I’ll be recaping the designs made by my fabulous Creative Team and today is the day.  But first some great news – the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team is growing by one!  I’m so tickled to introduce you to our newest member.   I hope you will welcome her and add her to your subscription lists!  Today’s post comes full of inspiration from the creative team – they’ve worked with dies from the Vintage Elegance Collection; keep scrolling so you can see it all.  We’re kicking off today’s post with the first creation from our newest designer along with wonderful creations from this amazing creative team.   So tickled to introduce you to Teresa Horner!!

I’ve had the privilege of working with Teresa Horner for many years.  Our styles are quite similar that sometimes I have to do a double take!  Teresa is expert at building well balanced ensembles that stretch a die purchase and allow you to use the die in so many ways.  She has such an eye for details and loves thinking out of the box.  Her creations look involved but don’t be fooled, they are very easy to recreate.

Thanks to my amazing mom I have been a crafter and artist all my life.  I majored in art in high school and also in college where I majored in costume design and graphic arts.   I love to draw, paint, sew, and create fun projects out of paper each and every day.  I have been on many design teams over the years and have been published both online and in print publications.  I also worked at a scrapbook store in my hometown and designed for them and taught classes for 10 years.  It has truly been an amazing and fun journey for me.

My favorite part of the journey was designing for Spellbinders for 4 years and I had my first chance at designing with Becca Feeken’s beautiful dies.  They are incredibly beautiful and my love for all things victorian and vintage has made them a everyday staple in my crafty library of dies.  So you can see I am over the moon excited to be on this team and create for her , it is truly a dream come true.

I am married to my very, very best friend and have 2 grown kids along with 2 dogs and a cat.  I am a So Cal native and when i am not working at Disneyland in the castle i like to travel, cook, work in my garden, perfect my photography skills and go hiking in the great outdoors.

You can reach Teresa at:
Blog: http://victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teresamhorner/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresa.g.horner
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vintageartandme/

Teresa Horner is using the Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet for a quick and elegant way to gift some money to a  friend for her graduation.   She made it up in gold and white and glued the Vintage Elegance Filigree Pocket inside to hold the cash and matched the elegance by using Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags (which fits perfectly inside the pocket)  for the sentiment.  Did you see how she created a closure on the outside with the Decorative Swallowtail Die as well?

Edited to Add:  I’m tickled that this has been a popular die.  It looks to be sold out at Spellbinders and Amazon someone will ask so I’ve provided  an alternate link where  I recently ordered the die from and received it within several days—>Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team - www.amazingpapergrace.com

Joanna Krogulec crafted an ensemble that made us all gasp.  It’s so simple yet with all the flowers it’s so enchanting!!  The Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet doubles as a mini -card and that’s exactly how Joanna used it – first as an Anniversary Card and then . . .

using the other patterned insert, she came back and did a birthday card!  They are both delightful and different from each other as they are sweet.
Melissa Bove had us swooning and asking for details about her card creation, with the perfect shade of blue ribbon that she hand dyed!  Perfectly shabby chic and so many details to love, she used Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval for her focal point and layered on ovals in the same set.  She finished by cleverly tucking in a sentiment that she snagged from the Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions Die and Stamp set.


Her second creation is an open book display that she has filled with all manner of sweet collectibles.  Meant to stand open and display the contents, I love the heart and the flowers match everything so wonderfully.  The booklet holes are precisely covered by pearls – I thought that was so genius.  A similar arrangement with pictures  would make a nice booklet frame to stand on your beside table or desk.   She is using the Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet along with another sentiment from the Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions Die and Stamp set.

Kristi Schurr made some clever cuts on her beautiful card to give her additional layers.  She used Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace as her focal point but wanted her layering to have the curls also.  She explains on her blog how to make to cuts to give you the extra layer.  So loving her bow and flowers!


Thanks so much for joining us today.  I hope you’ve found a little bit of inspiration in these creations.  It’s so amazing seeing what every one comes up with – an absolute gift and so lovely to share.

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  • Vinita JainMay 24, 2017 - 12:36 am

    So many amazing creations with the creative team, so inspiring and clever use of dies!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 24, 2017 - 1:39 am

    Hi Becca and the team

    All beautiful stunning creations ,looking forward to seeing more .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 24, 2017 - 2:27 am

    Hi Becca & team,
    Wow what beautiful creations! Love seeing everyones work! All truly have inspirational talent xReplyCancel

  • MaryMay 24, 2017 - 2:45 am

    Absolutely amazing creations ladies! Love the dies! xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 24, 2017 - 2:46 am

    Good morning Becca, wowza what a great way to start the day!!!
    Welcome Teresa!!!
    You’ve certainly hit a home run with your new team!!!
    Their creations are just gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for sharing we are so blessed!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 24, 2017 - 2:57 am

    Absolut stunning work here from all the girls. I´m blown with soo much beauty in one place and so inspired of all the different ways they´ve used this wonderful die. Stunning work ladies, well done and thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 24, 2017 - 3:22 am

    Hi Becca thanks for this team and welcome to Teresa looking
    forward to your inspiration !!!!
    These makes what they have done are lovely can’t wait to see more.
    Hugs Pam XXXXReplyCancel

  • Dottie HarrisonMay 24, 2017 - 3:43 am

    Welcome – and thank you for the beautiful creations using gorgeous dies!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 24, 2017 - 5:56 am

    Morning Becca, Welcome to Teresa, I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations. These DT samples are all gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathymMay 24, 2017 - 6:30 am

    Please let your entire design team know that I appreciate their beautiful designs!!! You are all such an inspiration with the variety of options. I won’t be able to keep up! Yes, Becca, your booklet dies are so versatile I can see why the set is sold out at many retailers. Keep the innovations coming!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 24, 2017 - 7:09 am

    Absolutely fabulous cards and creations.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 24, 2017 - 8:17 am

    All are such beautiful creations! But I have to ask…where in the world is everyone getting the jewels that they use on their cards??? I’ve looked everywhere for these types of things. Please pass on whatever sources they are using because they are such beautiful touches!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMay 24, 2017 - 8:22 am

    Such fabulous creations and I can’t wait to see some more and congratulations on the new team member too!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 24, 2017 - 8:46 am

    All so beautiful and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Pam KellyMay 24, 2017 - 8:58 am

    Exquisite! These creations take my breath away. So lovely, ladies.
    I KNEW I should have ordered that Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet die set last month. ? Well, it’s on my list.
    Hugs, PamReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 24, 2017 - 9:49 am

    WOW! All these lovely beauties today to cheer me up and inspire me. Thanks designers for sharing your creations. Just awesome! Looking forward to more.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 24, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    Wow, what a treat this is, Becca,
    All of these are beautiful creations and give a great variety of ideas of how the dies can be used. How exciting to welcome another member to your design team. I love Teresa’s Filigree Booklet and she’s given me some great ideas with her outside closure and inside pocket. I’m at work now but…I’d rather be making cards!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • JuiliMay 24, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    Dear Becca,
    Your creations are incredibly awesome. I am always eager to check out your new posts. It inspired me to create my own greetings. I am thoroughly enjoying this journey. Also, the projects created by your new team are amazing. You really have pool of talented people around you.

    I just started new craft blog. Please check out at your leisure.

    I am very glad to be a part of this crafting world!!

    Looking forward to more brilliant creations!!

    Love
    JuiliReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 24, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Congratulations! Uber talent on your team!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful collection from your design team Becca. Welcome to Teresa who is clearly as talented as the other four members. I look forward to seeing a lot more from you all.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 24, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Oh wow! Such beautiful creations. All of them! Looking forward to seeing more.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 24, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    Absolutely lovely projects! Thank you all for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
Oops, who thought today was Thursday?  Bingo, me!  I do have a card to share today that is a simple vintage style that I reserve for sending to a vintage friend or a young girl.  I just love silhouetted pictures – the are so classic and the picture tells the whole sweet story.  This is a card I’ve sent out more than once for just the occasion that I mentioned. Layering and borders always save the day and give so much texture.   Today is Day of Giving Friday! My card shown today is up for grabs to a sweet reader who leaves a comment.

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
For this card I used some classics.  As with most cards, I started with a card base and added decorative paper matted by a solid layer that is inset roughly 3/8″ from the edge except the bottom edge which uses Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One.   For the next decorative layer I used Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven and then topped off with my stamped layer on Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Square.  Between each of my layers I use dimensional foam tape for some lift and dimension.  Final embellishments include pearls and a bow.   The final size is 6″ x 6″ :-)

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770

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!   By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!!  For your comment: What craft would you do if you had all the time in the world?

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
By the way, I breezed right by the details during the hectic-ness of the week but so wanted to let you know that my trip to Canada was amazing!  Niagara Falls was on my bucket list and was truly spectacular to behold.  My vantage point was from the Canadian side; it was raining buckets but that didn’t bother me at all.  To see such God created beauty reminds me to take a second and breathe in life and to forget about the small things petty things that often tug at our attention.  The biggest highlight was the class I got to teach – I met several ”Gracelets” that drove from quite a distance to take my class and just knowing they are out there makes me smile.   Why?  Because so much I do is online and it’s a beautiful blessing to get to meet you all in person.  I also attended a retreat with some pretty magnificent designers :-)  As always the crew here absolutely makes my day – this week I finally had a chance to show you my book that has been a blessing to make.  You’ll see it again because I’m going to make myself use it!!

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Retired
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye (Gingham)
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and embossing powder
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty SevenSpellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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  • CaroleMay 19, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    If I had all the time to do what craft I wanted to work on, I would spend my time between making mini albums and greeting cards. Over the years I have done sewing, counted cross stitch, decorative painting, teaching painting, and now finally settling on paper crafting. I want to thank you for sharing your talents so freely over the years. You have been my inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha RMay 19, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    How sweet and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    Becca this card is absolutely adorable, i really love the stamp you used as it stands alone
    without the need for a sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyMay 19, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Love todays card Becca – I’m finding myself looking forward to Fridays to see what you’ve come up with! Thanks for making my day. As for what I would be doing if I had all the time in the world, I would be doing exactly what I am presently doing, creating cards. I am more inspired today than ever at 79. Just had my 6 month check up at the Dr and asked if he could keep me kicking for 20 more years. He winked and said if that’s what you want – go for it! HugsReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Sorry i forgot to say that if i had all the time to craft it would definately be card making and to find the time to learn new skills would be so fantastic.
    I just love learning new skills and find i still know so little about all the different types of cards i could make.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMay 19, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    I would make cards or paper craft in some way. I am addicted to paper and all things pretty (lace, buttons, ribbon etc.) I have seen this card before and truly love the image of the sharing friends. Beautiful colors and I LOVE your bow!! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 19, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    If I had all the time in the world, beside making cards I would like to try stained glass, another great card as usual. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    SUCH A WONDERFUL CARD, Becca! I NEED to buy more of these silhouettes! They’re stunning on cards! SO GLAD you had a nice trip to Canada & are home safely! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Still loving car making, so would continue doing that!!!!
    Really cute card Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • MaureenMay 19, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    What an adorable card, Becca! It made me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    That’s a hard one! I love to scrapbook and to make cards, and I do this often as I see a practical side of each craft. If time was never an issue, I would probably take up counted needlework again. I set that aside when my son was born, and haven’t done much since due to the time it takes.ReplyCancel

  • DaleMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Such a sweet card….perfect for a really sweet young lady. For my comment, I would continue doing the craft that I love…..creating greeting cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonMay 19, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Oh how I love black silhouettes! This is so darling, little sisters! Becca once again a beautiful card my friend!??ReplyCancel

  • DebMay 19, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Well, I may have thought today was a different day, except for the fact that it’s my birthday…and even though I’m 47 today, I still have fun with my birthday…and I never mind the number getting bigger every year. LOL Spent the day with the Man I love for the most part!! Your card is adorable, love the vintage feel…and I agree have always loved silhouettes.

    I think I’m doing what I’d do if I had all kinds of time to craft…granted, I wouldn’t mind trying a few other things, but some kind of scrapbooking (making cards is my thing now) seems to be MY thing. I do enjoy making soap and personal care products, but not near as much as making cards. Not that I’m really GOOD at it…least the coming up with unique ideas part…but sure do have fun playing with the few toys I’ve managed to acquire and making cards when I have time to.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassMay 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    HI Becca,
    Such a sweet, sweet card!

    If I had all the time in the world, I would garden and make cards. Both bring such relaxation to my being and allow my creativity to leak out!

    Happy card making!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMay 19, 2017 - 4:58 pm

    Becca, so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to Canada despite all the rain. The Falls are truly amazing and am so fortunate to be able to see them whenever I want to. We so enjoyed learning from you at our class and hope you will make a trip north again and hopefully the weather will be better for you. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMay 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Hi Becca,
    If I had all the time that I would love to craft, it would be cards, love making them and you have just changed my mind about using silhouettes. Love the way you have used it on the patterned paper. I really enjoy making cards and also paper flowers for the cards.
    Di.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    Love your sweet card Becca! If I had endless time I’d make more interactive cards… I love cardmaking, but especially special ones that move, pop, shake, reveal hidden treasures, etc. I guess it’s because *I* love receiving those cards myself! I appreciate the time it took to create those types of cards.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    This is like the ‘Impossible Dream’ but if I had all the time in the world to learn and perfect a craft it would be making silk thread from the silk worms and crafting it into silk fabric. I always marvel at the labor involved prior to receiving a swatch of beautiful silk fabric. Labor intensive yes, but the final results are natures’ wonder.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 19, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    Such a pretty card today and I love seeing the Spellbinders dusted down and used again, they are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Becca. For me Quilting and Card making. Love this little card. Quite unusual.
    Have a good weekend. Hugs and smiles from the U.K. Jan.xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 19, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card I love it!!! Perfect for any age!!!
    If I had all the time in the world it would have to be what I do now paper craft, knitting , crotchet but more of it : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    Love the gingham check designer paper and the rolled ribbon roses!
    Which craft: I do have all the time in the world but am constantly tired. :(
    However, I do love to quilt and make cards when I have the energy!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    If I had unlimited time (and space), I would make cards and more cards. In between I would crochet!ReplyCancel

  • christiMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    oh becca, you had the best view of the falls from the Canadian side. I’ve been many times and the roar of the falls as it is going over is just mesmerizing. my fav. place. ok maybe second fav. because my hometown has a dam that is pretty high on my list of places to go to to find myself. sometimes I don’t even know i’m missing until I get there. :)

    todays card is so cute and timeless. I love it. blue is my fav. color too.

    a craft that I would do is stained glass. I have played with it a little but time , talent , and space slow me down.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 19, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    I too love silhouettes but rarely make them, looking for that perfect occasion to do so. Yours is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMay 19, 2017 - 5:43 pm

    I love this card, love the silhouettes. I would like to spend more time planning and cooking different ethnic foods with good presentation.
    But I love making cards. Thanks again. Glad Canada was successful and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 19, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    This is such a sweet card . Unknown to most but my birthday is coming up on the 26th. I will not be able to celebrate it though. Family is out of state helping my mother-in-law whose 90th birthday we will celebrate July 4th. We are celebrating it early. Her real birthday is December 17th.

    Sometimes when I see your wonderful cards I like to pretend that you made them for me since I very rarely get a card for the sake of just being loving. Especially now that I have been diagnosed with Dysautonomia -this simply means that my involuntary nervous system, the one that does the automatic operations such as heart rate and breathing, is failing.

    If I had all the time to craft I would craft anything that makes people smile and to help them remember the good times we had together. I love mini notebooks and mini albums and cards.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 19, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    hi Becca
    beautiful card again ,i love it
    I have tried most crafts and loved my creations , but i would like to try Patchwork i have looked into getting a lesson but gosh they are so expensive .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Love the card. If I had all the time in the world – just what I am doing gardening and making cards and gifts. Although, learning another skill would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 19, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    I have that stamp! That is old… I would do stained glass if I had more time.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMMay 19, 2017 - 6:23 pm

    Without hesitation I would paint on canvas and sculpt! This is why I deeply enjoy making sculptured cards! The cards can be completed in a reasonable amount of time, and can be repeated so that I can give one to everyone who wants a card. As of today, I have 18 people that want one of each card. A few extra special people get two cards of each design. Everyone is delighted….including me! Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 19, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Hi Becca pretty card love it when you remind us of
    our older dies .
    Would have loved to have started paper craft earlier
    to busy riding horses lol hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Carol bMay 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm

    Wow, if I had all the time in the world, I would do many crafts; cards, knitting, sewing, rug hooking, felting, painting, mixed media, and whatever else catches my fancy!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasMay 19, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Canada was very happy to see you and have you teach a class or two. I was lucky enough to be in your class at OCS. Loved it. I love to make scrapbooks and cards. And to be very honest…enjoy tinkering with quilts. All I require is more time!!! LOL! Love this card, its reminds me of my youth!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMay 19, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Very pretty card, as always. I don’t think I have ever seen a card you have created that I didn’t like! So glad you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed teaching and making new friends. The Falls is on my bucket list! I have pieced quilts, done stain glass, crocheted, knitted, sewed clothes, made scrapbooks, and mini books, journals, bags, and cards. I’ve been “playing with paper” since 1998, and still love it. There’s so much you can use-from ink, stencils, dies, water colors, pens, pencils, etc. that I never get bored. Have your new book die ordered and can’t wait for it to get here. I will make “My Journey” books for our silent auction for my local “Relay for Life”, American Cancer Society fund raiser. As I work on them, Becca you will be watching over my shoulder, with your encouraging words and tons of love.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    A sweet card from the sweetest person! Seeing your post was a bright spot in my day.

    My very first thought in response to your question was that I would spend a lot more time making cards but that’s a craft I already do. The next thought was I would learn how to do tatting, because I love lace! Between my singing activities and card making I don’t think I’ll be lace-making any time soon, however! I imagine you’d need another lifetime to do all the things you’re interested in, right?

    Love and blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMay 19, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    What a sweet card! I love the paper you used and the color. Beautiful. That is a hard question to answer. I have all the time in the world now. I love doing all my crafts, card making, miniature doll houses, painting and a lot more. I can’t seem to stick to one craft and I don’t think I could choose just one.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMay 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    I absolutely love this card Becca! The vintage look is one of my favorite styles and makes a beautiful card.
    If I could have all the time I wanted, I’d do more cardmaking and explore new techniques. Having all the this lovely time means someone must be keeping my craft room organized and tidy… right?ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherMay 19, 2017 - 9:31 pm

    As always I love your elegant card. My 8 year old granddaughter would love this. She loves to work with me and she is quite an artist. God bless you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamMay 19, 2017 - 9:37 pm

    I would use all of the wonderful cardmaking supplies I’ve purchased. Just can’t seem to keep up with my plans. Thank you for offering you card. I hope it’s me. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaMay 19, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Love this card Becca…silhouettes! I have several that I cherish.
    Your class was wonderful & was worth the drive.
    It was great to meet you. You are a terrific person..a great teacher with lots of patience & I enjoyed it so much.
    Papercrafts/stamping would be craft I’d choose & have done for many years followed by Pergamano which I am slow atReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    What an adorable card! I just love the stamped image….vintage kids and a cat!! I collect antique dolls and am owned by 2 cats. Sweet! If I had all the time….of course I would make cards and more cards. I also would love to get back into making tatted lace again. I love that stuff! Maybe felting and cross stitch too. Sending Spring wishes.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMay 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm

    Love this card, Becca, need to get that classic stamp out of my stash as it is so vintage which I love. If I had more time I would play piano like I used to for hours for my own enjoyment. My mind usually steers down the road of card making. Right now I am trying to catch up on scrap booking for my twin granddaughters who will be graduating from high school soon as I have made one for each of my grandchildren. Keep enlightening me, Becca. :)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMay 19, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Becca your card is beautiful – as ever :-).
    What craft would I do if I had unlimited time – I can’t stop at one, but card making and lace making would be the two I would choose, closely followed by embroidery….
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 19, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    Love, love, love this card. The checkered paper, the die cuts, embellishments, there all just a perfect fit for your sentiment and image. Warms my heart!
    If I had all the time I would love to learn how to do Parchment Craft (Pergamano) by Jeri Kay Jimenez, her work is absolutely amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FarrellMay 19, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    I spend most of my time card making,but like to try mixed media now and then as wellReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 19, 2017 - 11:38 pm

    Awesome card…if I could I would make cards and scrapbook too.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 20, 2017 - 12:00 am

    What a beautiful card here again Becca, I love solouettes, so this really speaks to me too.
    I don´t think, I would do anything else, than I do already, if I had all the time in the world, cause I really love all my different papercrafting soo much, so would probably just do more of what I already do, as I´m making anything I can think of from paper and altered art and home decor and things like that.ReplyCancel

  • AletMay 20, 2017 - 12:24 am

    I would switch up the crafts… Love them all… Card making, sewing, knitting, water colours(beginner), stained glass, pottery and on and on.
    Glad you like the fall the Canadian side is the best side to see both Falls. Next visit… Go on the Maid of the Mist.. The boat tour that comes right up to the Falls. It is so exhilarating to be so close to the rushing falls… It’s a must do to experience the power of the water… A Must do. We live about 45 min from the Falls in Canada and love visiting too. It’s very nice in the winter too with the ice forming from the frozen mist.
    I wanted to go to you class but my mother was ill and I had to be by her side. Hopefully you will come back soon.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 20, 2017 - 12:37 am

    What a sweet card, Becca. Love that gingham!
    So happy to hear of your success and fun adventures in Canada. What a blessing it must have been for those folks to have you teaching in person!
    Someday, someday I’ll have time to do all the crafty stuff I want to do. Right now my bobbin lace is taking a back seat. I have a lovely Buck’s point fan on my lace pillow awaiting completion, but I just don’t have the time…….ReplyCancel

  • Carol EdwardsMay 20, 2017 - 1:18 am

    Hello Becca and thank you for sharing such a sweet card. Your trip to Canada sounds wonderful from Niagara falls to meeting people who adore your work. Apart from cards and mixed media I would like time to get more acquainted with my sewing machine. XReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 20, 2017 - 3:50 am

    What a delightful card that anyone of any age would be happy to receive! If I had all the time in the world, I wouldn’t change what I’m doing – creating cards for all occasions and albums for special birthdays. It would mean I had more time to spend on each one.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 20, 2017 - 3:51 am

    Hi Becca … for me it has anything to do with paper/card.
    If I can turn anything 3D in a happy girl… I’m loving making flowers at the moment. Cute card. I’m at a kids birthday party later today.
    Have a great weekend
    XxReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 20, 2017 - 5:38 am

    This is really pretty. I’m sure it is fun to meet people in the crafting world.ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryMay 20, 2017 - 5:39 am

    Such a beautiful adorable card
    If I had the time I would be making card 24/7ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 20, 2017 - 6:08 am

    Hello Becca,

    Another really pretty and simple card. So sweet! Love the tiny roses. Where would I go to see a Tutorial on the Roses & Leaves?
    Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent with us. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Lorna BaumannMay 20, 2017 - 8:36 am

    I love how you put the silhouette on the plaid paper. Really pretty. I think I will try that too.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 20, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is the most gorgeous card today, so sweet and just perfect.
    I would stamp and colour if I had all the time in the World, but then if I had all the time I’d also sew and knit!!!
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DMay 20, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Oh this is such a sweet card, just love it Becca.

    If I had all the time in the world I would spend it papercrafting. Over the years I have tried all sorts of crafts from knitting to candle making. With papercrafting, there are always new and different techniques to try out and practice with along with new products. I just love making cards for people and seeing their faces when they open them. I love the responses.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca, This card is so beautiful and pretty, I love the die-cuts, I love the gingham and the beautiful bow and flowers and I truly love the delightful silhouette stamp.
    If I had all the time in the world I would be starting Scrapbooking and also hopefully starting Quilting, these are two projects that I haven’t had time to start yet but I really ‘want to’.
    So glad your trip to Canada was fabulous, and the lucky lucky ladies who got to craft with you must have been over the moon.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 20, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 21, 2017 - 12:40 am

    A lovely card! I love the look of silhouettes also but have never made a card with one. I do have some perfect dies for it so I’m inspired by your card!
    I pretty much have a lot of time to craft but health issues keep me from it and I find that frustrating. I’ve always sewn, made porcelain dolls from molds, designed the costumes for my dolls, scrapbook, cross stitch, card making. I love them all but right now I would love a steady diet of card making. I have so many ideas in my head but my health just interferes. I know God has a reason for this season of my life so I’m trying to move forward with faith.

    God bless you, Becca! I love your new dies and can’t wait to see more of your newest collection.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such a pretty card, Becca! Everything works so well with the silhouette.
    If I had more time, I would love to make jewellery, do machine embroidery, start using my knitting machine again, learn more advanced icing techniques – oh the list could go on and on!
    Just off to make another card :o)
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMay 21, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Such a cute card! Wow! Difficult question! I enjoy so many things. I do cross stitch, crochet, Swedish weaving, card making, and I was learning to do stained glass. I guess I would ultimately have to say making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 22, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Saw your blog post the other day then forgot to comment. This card is pretty! Great card for any age. I love the silhouette look. It is simple yet makes a statement.
    If I had all the time in the world it would be making cards, playing especially with my APG dies & scrapbooking. I also do enjoy making paper sculptures with my silhouette machine if time allows.
    Have a lovely week! xReplyCancel

  • ernestineMay 23, 2017 - 8:12 am

    I love this nice card ! If I had all the time in the world, I would do painting … the nature gives us so much to save on a Picture. Hugs, ErnestineReplyCancel

  • JesseMay 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

    Another great card! Reminds me of my childhood, many years ago!ReplyCancel

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
Good morning sweet friends, today’s post is long – I hope you read it all!  On one of the last Day of Giving Friday’s I asked you all what you collect.  A million guesses what I collect . . .  Well, I collect many things but as a guest in my house you would immediately know my love for books.  They are a comfort, they are beautiful, they are brimming with knowledge.  As a child if there was something I didn’t know, wanted to create or wanted to fix, I knew the answer was in a book.  It’s no wonder why, when give the opportunity to create, I created a book die – Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet. It’s very close to my heart because although you know me for cards, this is the signature type of gift that I personally give.
Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I recently taught a group of fellow designers with the AFCI Canada, a technique driven project.  It is hands down one of my most favorite projects that I’ve ever made.  I’ve shared teaser pictures on Instagram because I didn’t want anyone to see it before I taught it, but I’m so happy to share it now.  As I mentioned, I often work with paper, and cards sometimes seem that they are of a temporary nature, but this project is one of permanence and one I sweetly hope, of legacy.  To get things down pat, I made several of these and each will serve a purpose; one will be a gratitude journal and one will hold my favorite quotes.  I have no doubt that as a handmade, this will go into my keepsake box, with my writing, and thoughts, as a part of me.  I can’t imagine it would ever be thrown away – as might happen with one of our card – but stowed away for the memories locked inside.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I’ve used my newest die, Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet to quench this thirst I seeming have for permanence.  No two ways about it, I have been obsessed with this die and it is filling my creative soul to the brim.  In fact, in late June there will be two add-ons to support this Booklet die and make it a more valuable stash investment.  You’ll see it a lot this month as I show you the other planned use as a mini card and with mini card sets for gifting.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
If you want to, you could make this book right now without a big fancy tutorial from me, I’ll explain.  The book is made using 2 pieces of matboard/chipboard covered with a scrap of linen that I ran through a Xyron machine and holes were poked using the pointed end of my Spellbinders Tool in One.  This book contains 10 sets of pages with a thin resume paper (purchased from the office supply store) which allowed me to cut three at once.  The decorative inserts from the die, were used on the inside covers and hide all the raw edges visible after applying linen to the front and lace as an embellishment.  I used my embroidery machine to embroider the lovely chocolate teardrop motif and snagged a heart locket from my button stash. (Because someone will ask, this heart locket is no longer available separately but can be purchased as part of a kit HERE. Take it from me, I know because I tried to get them for my class.  There is but a small stock of these remaining).

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Pearl cotton embroidery floss was used for the stitching.


Lets talk about the stitching – it just in and out of the holes made by the die; when finished, it looks like a braid.  It’s not difficult and because I don’t do this every day, it’s kind of like when I pick up my knitting needles – I need a little refresher and then I’m off.  I have several bookbinding books but there’s a very accessible reference I recommend having by your side to learn and as a refresher.   In fact, my recommendation if you want to give it a try – is to get in your car and go to the store today and pick up $5.99 magazine by Better Homes and Gardens – MakeIt Yourself – Spring/Summer 2017 Edition.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I  did this project to prove that if you wanted to take a baby step into binding a book, that you don’t have to buy any special tools and that it is not complicated.  I’ll warn you, you cannot make just one.  After teaching this, the emails came.  People who never worked in paper admitted they were gathering these few supplies to make more.  Sharing, enabling, encouraging?  I’d say my job is done :-)  Please have fun with this, and yes, I still love to make cards!

 


WR-Supplies
Stamps:  None 
Paper:  Any 24lb weight paper – similar to a typewriter weight – best source is resume paper
Ink: None
Accessories:   Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet, Vintage Lace, 100% Linen from Joanns, A Gilded Life Pendant (Spellbinders)

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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P.S.  I have also made bound books with this die which I’ll share in the future.  I love this configuration because it goes together easily and lays flat which makes it perfect for writing in!  Off to have some tea and do some writing.
Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

 

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  • Kay McBrideMay 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Wow that is beautiful!! I am. Curious about the binding. TFS
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • IreneMay 16, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    My filigree booklet die is winging its way to me now…I LOVE this one!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMay 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    Oh Miss Becca, you have touched my heart. I love making books and for someone who didn’t care for school I am sure I must have been a book maker in another life. Not really because I know this is the only life I have had and will have until called home to eternity. I’m going to need this die and it is on my wishlist which keeps getting longer and longer. LOLReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 16, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    So very beautiful Becca , you are just one lovely talented Lady.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 16, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Wow Becca!!!!! This is drop jaw gorgeous. Hope you will be sharing more pics of the inside as well. I am so impressed with the tear drop motiff that you made with your embroidery machine. It is stunning. Looking forward to more on this project and on the upcoming dies. What a fabulous project and I am sure you would want to make more then just one once you got started.
    MarcieReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeMay 16, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    I love it as I do all your work. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    This is a wowzer! Little books just capture my heart! Well anything actually made of paper does! I’d like to pursue how to make this little delight as I can think of a lot of gals who would love receiving something so sweet and useful and personal!ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaMay 16, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    Your link to the booklet die takes me to the S3-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag instead of to the booklet die. I can find the die by searching for the number but just thought I’d mention that FYI.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 16, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    How beautiful and a lovely keepsake to treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 16, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Isn´t there anything you can´t do Becca? This is sooo gorgeous, and I´m blown with the whole project here. You just keeps on amazing me with your skills for creating. Keep it comming hun, I love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMay 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Beautiful Becca, another take on the one you showed us in Canada at our class. This die is so useful in many ways. Trying to figure out how you did the binding with all the mini booklets so they are all together. Perhaps you might explain this in a blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyMay 16, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Becca you just keep amping it up. The book is beautiful and a wonderful way to use the die and our crafting skills to make a perfect keepsake. I got my Platinum 6 Machine for Mother’s Day (thanks for the scoop to Paula Jones at your workshop and for Cathie Weary for telling my I could use a coupon for it), and am waiting for my filigree booklet die to arrive so I can start my latest obsession. I’m in awe of your unending creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 16, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Stunningly beautiful!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 16, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    BECCA,
    So this is what you taught in Canada!! Oh my gosh, it is so beautiful! Unbelievably georgous! I love little books like this. You are amazing!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 16, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    This is SO LOVELY, Becca! I’ve been interested in book binding, but didn’t want to purchase one of those expensive machines! LOL THIS IS GREAT! I can see using it for personal thoughts & quotes & tucking it away… ;) I look forward to seeing the other little books you’ve made! ;)AND can’t wait to see what else comes out to coordinate/additions with this! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 16, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    How lovely!! What a treat in this world of emails and texts to return to the elegance and permanence of a paper book. I confess, I use my iPad for everything from reading to note taking to organizing to Bible Study… and so on.But I might have to go back to the beauty of writing in one of these pretty books.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMay 16, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    My husband was a book binder for many years. With the advent of the internet, most binderies have been closed! But there is nothing like the feel and the smell of a familiar, favorite book! I love this little book, and eagerly await a tutorial, as I would love to make some! Thank you Becca, for sharing your creations, and your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMay 16, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    You never cease to amaze me. What a gorgeous product and lucky is the person who receives it. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Debra KenworthyMay 16, 2017 - 3:09 pm

    Although I haven’t commented before I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your creations and posts. I’d love to get hold of your filigree book dies but can’t find a UK stockist. Do you know if they have reached here yet or will be getting here at all. I don’t want to order direct as customs charges can be absolutely ridiculous here. Thanks, Debra xReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 16, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Wow Becca … xxReplyCancel

  • TheresaMay 16, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Sooooo gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryMay 16, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    LOVE IT LOVE IT SO GORGEOUSReplyCancel

  • JoannaMay 16, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Loving this little book.
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 16, 2017 - 3:44 pm

    Wow Becca , this is gorgeous! Those lucky ladies in Canada that got to learn how to make these with you. Wish Australia wasn’t so, far away so we can get an opportunity for you to come & teach us Aussie’s a class! I have never doen anything like this but would love to give it a shot xReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)May 16, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    WOW!! Becca you have excelled yourself. This is BEAUTIFUL! The cover is stunning, just love the embroidery and the heart. I too love reading real books and have lots including the ones kept from my childhood like Anne of Green Gables and Heidi. Using your Filigree Booklet die you could make personalized yearly diaries as Christmas gifts for family and friends. It has lots of possibilities. I love your cards but this is awesome. Hugs, JeanetteReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganMay 16, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    This has it all; grace, beauty and, since it hold one’s innermost thoughts, spirituality. I absolutely love it, like everyone who sees it! I had never even considered making a gratitude diary, but now I’ve started a list to give! Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 16, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Hi Becca what a great idea I love this it would make lovely gifts to give to family and friends, like you said you can’t make just one. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    I AM IN Love!!!! These are just awesome. I love making Journals and my own post it notes pads. I love the lace where did you find it? I have a English gal I love to watch make Shabby Chic crafts on YouTube and that is where I order a lot of mine.ReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 16, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Outstanding! Every stitch, color, and detail is perfection! Wish we lived closer so we could connect in a book club, both reading books and making books. It would be a double duty inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 16, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Good morning Becca, yet again you’ve knocked it out of the park!!! You clever lady!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 16, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasMay 16, 2017 - 6:37 pm

    Becca, this makes my heart sing! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMay 16, 2017 - 7:02 pm

    Very beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMay 16, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful, I’m putting this on my wish list for sure. Love the vintage look!ReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMay 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    Oh, Becca! This is a beauty. I am with you 100%. While I am a card maker, I’d love to give paper projects that will last and useful! I will have to give this a try! Got to get the die set and the magazine!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 16, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Just WOW!!! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 16, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Love this book!! Everything is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardMay 16, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! MY TONGUE IS HANGING OUT AND I THINK I’M DROOLING!! “o”ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 17, 2017 - 1:39 am

    This booklet is so charming and is just lovely! What a grest new die! What is the size of the finished booklet? I tried to find it on Spellbinders but it wasn’t listed. Thank you for such beautiful art!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMay 19, 2017 - 10:33 am

      Hi Sandra, thanks for your kind words! The book is 3-1/4″ by 4-1/4″, roughly the size of a passport.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMay 17, 2017 - 2:27 am

    This is beautifully done Becca. I can also see it as a very special gift to someone! although I would like me one for those special thoughtsReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 17, 2017 - 3:02 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! this booklet die set looks fabulous. Your embroidery is magnificent and your book looks truly stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyMay 17, 2017 - 3:12 am

    Beautiful…..my imagination has been sparked with this project. ThankyouReplyCancel

  • KathymMay 17, 2017 - 6:13 am

    So innovative!!! With your example and dies….I think I can do this!!! I have always been curious on how to make this type of book….and now it is there for my making. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 17, 2017 - 8:34 am

    Hi Becca can’t wait to get this die thanks for all you do
    Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 17, 2017 - 8:38 am

    Aaah, books! I would have thought you would have a collection of antique buttons and luscious silk ribbons. Your journal is so lovely that you made. I am impressed that you also did the embroidery piece on the front of the card. It’s nice when another of our collections can be intergrated into our current projects, or current obsession. I remember that you like to make journals for your overnight family members and guests. You are so thoughtful! Looking forward to seeing more of your “book” dies.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 17, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Be still my heart! Becca, you have just shown me my future. As I mentioned in a previous post most of what I collect are books, mostly “HOW TO”..books. I have at least 10 books on how to make one, including binding instructions and layout. Your creation is absolutely beautiful and I am speechless. I cannot wait to move and have my own space in order to create “books”. There are some very special friends I will leave behind, but your idea of gifting yours with a “Journal” is a wonderful idea. Just might do that if time permits. And if not, they surely will get one in the mail. Thank you Becca, for all of your surprises of creativity. Hugs,
    SaraReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 17, 2017 - 11:15 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS!
    That is adorable and I’m just blown away by your creativity and the machine embroidery!
    You have spurred me on to dust off my embroidery machine and see what the possibilities are there. It has been under cover for too long!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Wanda MMay 17, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    WOW!!! Amazing indeed…Love it”ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 18, 2017 - 7:28 am

    Oh my dear Becca, You just never seem to run out of ideas. I just love this. How stunning. I am going to have to run out as quick as I can and see if I can find the magazine you suggested. Thank you again for another winner. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • RobertaMay 18, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 19, 2017 - 6:38 am

    WOW! Love, love, love this project! I have made booklets before but mine used spiral metal spines. I soooo have to get this die and give this a try. Just in time for my daughter’s wedding…book for guests to write hints about marriage?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PosthumaMay 20, 2017 - 6:28 am

    This is a lovely gift! What kind of embroidery machine do you have?ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 20, 2017 - 9:02 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunning and a “must make” for me. I’m going back to read what and how, and will write down the instructions and hope for the best!!!! I would imagine stitching the sheets is a bit like stitching pergamano together (hopefully). Anyway, I’ll give it a go.
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleMay 21, 2017 - 11:20 am

    I just bought this die set and was curious on how the construction was done. First place I checked was your blog and low and behold there it was. My granddaughter was just married the 19th of this month and wanted to send little photo books to family members who could not attend. Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.May 22, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Like your book very much. I also enjoy making books.

    How do I know how much your dies & stamps are?ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    A beautiful project! Your embroidery piece is exquisite! I thought it was a lace. Love the mini book. I’ll be trying to make one like it. I can see many uses for memorable thoughts.ReplyCancel

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