Hi sweet friends!  Two little news notes I thought I’d share with you today.  This may be the shortest post I’ve ever written but there’s a first time for everything right?  By the way, I have been designing behind the scenes and have some surprises lined up this fall.

News Note 1:  I’m so tickled to say that the Grand Cabinet from the 3D Vignettes Collection is back in stock at Spellbinders today.  This die continues to sell out and there are limited quantities available.  If you’ve been waiting for it, fly little bird.  Grab it quick —– HERE.

News Note 2:  The Creative Team and I are having a blog hop tomorrow 8/15/18 to show you a new collection.  It’s a “Charming” one and will put gift giving right at the top of your list :)  Join us at 9:00 am Central time.  Oh and as always, prizes!!post-header-bottom

P.S.  If you have been following me lately (yes, although I’ve been quite silent).  My French is coming along.  I’ve had a lot of car time and I listen to it every moment I’m in the car.  It should almost be a crime how excited I am about this.  I guess I love to learn :-)

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 14, 2018 - 11:15 am

    Woohoo! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 14, 2018 - 11:50 am

    My dear lady,
    I am on the road too but have computer, will travel so I will see you at 9:00 central time, as I am almost in the central time zone as we speak, on the Ohio River in Warsaw Ky.in my RV.
    Hugs and can’t wait!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Debi AdamsAugust 14, 2018 - 11:52 am

    I had thought I was not getting your sweet letters because I had erroneously signed out. Relieved that you have been up to good things and happy to hear that we will see amazing projects shortly. I adore you Becca and am excited to see your latest collection! Keep learning the French. #bigfanReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka LoopyAugust 14, 2018 - 12:55 pm

    Good morning Becca, very excited to see what’s coming?
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 14, 2018 - 1:08 pm

    I always look forward to what your brilliant mind and creative spirit develop for our paper creations. Can’t wait for your fall release!
    I so admire your language acquisition. French!!! It’s on my bucket list…..ReplyCancel

  • Daphne DickersonAugust 14, 2018 - 1:40 pm

    looking forward to your new designs.. Safe travelsReplyCancel

  • Jane WoodAugust 14, 2018 - 1:49 pm

    I have missed reading your messages and getting inspired by your designs. Will await with anticipation your new designs. Be well and happy.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 14, 2018 - 2:56 pm

    Bon soir, Becca! Merci!
    À demain!

  • Becky GreenAugust 14, 2018 - 3:07 pm

    CAN’T WAIT to see your new collection, Becca! ;) The Grand Cabinet DOES fly off the shelves quickly! LOL ;)And all good things take time to come back right? ;) I NEED to pull mine out & play with it! I have a few SPECIAL OCCASIONS COMING UP that I’ll be using mine for! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelAugust 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm

    Best wishes to you – there is always room for more joy in our lives Becca – so enjoy what you love presently – time slips away too quickly! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Pam TASAugust 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm

    Hi Becca looking forward to what you’ve been working on
    also having some inspiration from the team hugs Pam XReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 15, 2018 - 1:48 am

    My beautiful granddaughter, Emma age 15, is taking C rench in school this year. We live in the southwest so Spanish seems the logical choice but she really loves French. She’s even decorated her room in a Paris theme!

    Looking forward to seeing your new collection!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 15, 2018 - 3:33 am

    Hi Becca,
    Wow you are so talented to be learning another language! Bien joué :)
    I can’t wait to see what you have for us xReplyCancel

  • Deb JuilleratAugust 15, 2018 - 10:49 am

    Beautiful cards; I love the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Betty SilvaAugust 15, 2018 - 5:44 pm

    Fabulous dies. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. I am always in awe of your wonderful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah StarlingAugust 17, 2018 - 11:42 pm

    I certainly appreciate your creative style, thanks for keeping it comingReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleAugust 21, 2018 - 11:17 am

    How I dream to scrap with you just for a day lol . I do wish you were EST and you taught some classes here. I live by the sea and not far from a beach it’s so beautiful here !! I still love every die you have!! I really would enjoy learning from you ! Have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing! BonnieReplyCancel

  • NefelibataAugust 24, 2018 - 12:35 pm

    good directory you made on this post :)ReplyCancel

  • sandy thomsonAugust 28, 2018 - 5:37 pm

    Just loved seeing these dies and cards at the Clipperstreet demo…thank you for the demo and card class…..it was so wonderful!
    Hope you can come again!ReplyCancel

How to make a Shaped Card by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders - Flourished Square and Hemstitch Circles - see full post and supplies at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34084
Good morning sweet friends!  I’ve been tinkering with the dies from the Romancing the Swirl Collection, so I reached for the lovely Flourished Square to make a shaped card and embellished it using Hemstitch Circles.   If you are new here and wonder how to do that, I used the hinged technique outlined in this video —->HERE to get the front and back of the card.   Basically, you cut two pieces – one with a hinge and glue together at the hinge.  It’s so pretty to see the filigree through the front and the back.  On this one, I didn’t want an aperture in the center because I wanted to be able to stamp my sentiment there.   I’m using another new sentiment from Quietfire Design called Without Music.

How to make a Shaped Card by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders - Flourished Square and Hemstitch Circles - see full post and supplies at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34084

Shaped Card Ensemble

I thought it would be cute to create an ensemble box to go along with the card.  I simply cut an extra diecut from Flourished Square and made a score line from the corner point of the interior solid piece to the adjacent corner point and snipped diagonally through the corner.  Then I made a lid (1-1/8″ deep) the size of scoreline square (2-3/4″).  I draped my scored and cut die over the box top and glued it down!

How to make a Shaped Card by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders - Flourished Square and Hemstitch Circles - see full post and supplies at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34084

A Pin for You :-) 

How to make a Shaped Card by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders - Flourished Square and Hemstitch Circles - see full post and supplies at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34084

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Without Music
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Sweet Blush
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersRomancing the Swirl CollectionFlourished Square, Hemstitch Circlespost-header-bottom

Thanks so much for your good wishes.  I’m continually reminded of the sweet friends I have, that visit me here.  I so appreciate you!  Oh, and you can’t imagine what’s going on in my mind after listening to Shauna Niequest – Present over Perfect.  It was excellent, uplifting and thought provoking read listen.  The book would take me weeks to read but the Audible  Book was only four and a half hours.  If you are needing something to get you centered and focused, I highly recommend.


  • Jennie BaileyJuly 30, 2018 - 1:48 am

    How lovely this is and the perfect sentiment too!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 30, 2018 - 2:16 am

    Good morning Becca, I couldn’t agree more Jennie it’s absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonJuly 30, 2018 - 4:01 am

    Just perfect and the right touch not overdone which could happen to all of us.
    Very good to see you back.
    God bless have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • ChrisJuly 30, 2018 - 4:43 am

    I love the way you have used the die to decorate the lid of the box. I’d never thought of using it like that! Love the sentiment too. I’d be lost without my music especially when crafting. Happy Monday Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJuly 30, 2018 - 5:24 am

    What a beautiful matching set Becca. This die set is so beautiful and the sentiment complements it so well. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 30, 2018 - 5:34 am

    Hi Becca just thought I would check in so glad I did
    lovely creations as always .
    Great idea to use the die for the lid trust you to come
    up with that, the sentiment and the colours just finish it off perfectly !
    Glad you got home safe and enjoyed your book Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 30, 2018 - 5:58 am

    The whole ensemble is beautiful. I have made boxes before to hold cards – it just adds another dimension of beauty to your lovely card. Perfect for my musician husband. Thanks and and glad you are well.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 30, 2018 - 6:36 am

    Just gorgeous as always love the card and box . Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"July 30, 2018 - 6:39 am

    Your card is just lovely. I had watched your technique with the hinge a while back but I need to put it into practice one of these days. LOL…. I know what you mean about music… If you hear awe inspiring music it can encompass you with such a feeling of the Lords glory. Our church has such a wonderful musical group and without a doubt they are led by the Holy Spirit as you can just feel the room being filled with His presence. They say smell triggers the most memory response … I think hearing music is not far behind… Have a wonderful rest of the day… God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Melanie KilbornJuly 30, 2018 - 8:10 am

    Exquisite, love the colours also.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 30, 2018 - 8:16 am

    Simply gorgeous. Becca!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 30, 2018 - 8:22 am

    Lovely card design and matching petite box. So glad to see your designs on your blog again. I just can not express to you how much I have missed seeing your creations. Unable to get the link for the video to work. Wishing you a fantastic week. Bonjour mon ami.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Symonds AustraliaJuly 30, 2018 - 8:24 am

    Hi Becca. Another beautiful design and how clever using a circular die to finish a pretty box. Well done. I’m having cataract surgery tomorrow on my second eye and am so looking forward to be able to try some of your ideas out without struggling. LOL JanReplyCancel

  • joy meadowsJuly 30, 2018 - 8:37 am

    Such a beautiful card w/matching box, Becca! Love the soft colors you used. Have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • LathymJuly 30, 2018 - 9:27 am

    Another wonderful design and message! So glad I already have the swirl design. Will need to buy the circle die and the words. Because, you are the music in creating wonderful dies and cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 30, 2018 - 10:01 am

    Have mercy, Becca. That is a gorgeous set!! The colors are beautiful, the flowers are beautiful, the whole set is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 30, 2018 - 10:30 am

    Another great way to use your dies. This one is so soft .& muted and elegant.
    Thank you, Becca, for sharing your wonderful design!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 30, 2018 - 12:29 pm

    BEAUTIFULLY DONE, Becca! LOVE this combo you’ve made! I “need” that Flourished Square Die! LOL I HAVE been eye-balling it for awhile! ;) I ALSO LOVE the sentiment you’ve used! It is BEAUTIFUL & OH SO TRUE for someone who LOOOOVES MUSIC!! ;)(Getting deep here: BUUUT, if God hadn’t created music for us, it would ALL be alright anyway! ;) )ReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnJuly 30, 2018 - 2:54 pm

    These are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 30, 2018 - 3:42 pm

    Good afternoon my dear SoBecca,
    This truly another stunning card. I have yet to try a hinged card but will watch your tutorial one of these days when not too much is going on. Getting ready now for vacation for a month and may come back thru your neck of the woods. If I do, I will holler at ya’. So be ready for lunch treat some day after Labor Day, you just never know!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 30, 2018 - 4:18 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    For a card crafter who is also a musician, I don’t think this card could be more perfect! I watched the hinge technique again to bolster my confidence to give this a try since I love all the cards that are crafted this way.
    Such a delight to have new cards to enjoy!
    Love & blessings,

  • Beverly JordanJuly 30, 2018 - 7:29 pm

    So beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 30, 2018 - 11:27 pm

    I love shaped cards and the color pink is my favorite so this card is so lovely. Awesome sentiment too!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 1, 2018 - 8:57 am

    Ohh what beautiful projects! I find your blog to be such a refreshing site to visit, with amazing projects!
    Thank you for always sharing, absolutely love your work, your dies and your projects!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 4, 2018 - 5:40 am

    Another beauty Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 4, 2018 - 11:21 am

    Gorgeous ensemble! Would make a great gift box for a small trinket.ReplyCancel

  • RikiAugust 14, 2018 - 12:07 pm

    One word: Beautiful!ReplyCancel

How to do Shadow Layering by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders - A2 Swirl Background, Swirl Tag - see full post and supplies at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34078
Good morning sweet friends!  I’ve been traveling again and this morning I am getting ready to take to the road that takes me home.  All good things!!  Before I left, I had a chance to sit down and make a card – I feel more of those days ahead.  This is my first time using A2 Background Swirl die from the  Romancing the Swirl Collection and I just love it.  When you pair it up with a shadow layer of gold behind your colored die cut, the Shadow Layering just sets it off. I’m using a new sentiment from Quietfire Design that is sweet and true –  Kites Rise Highest.  The sentiment is set on Swirl Tags.

Shadow Layering

Curious about shadow layering?  It’s easy.  All you do is cut two of any die you want to shadow layer.  Place your focal die cut on top and adhere by using dots, here and there, of Ranger Glossy Accents on the back.  You simply lay your focal die cut on top of the shadow die cut.  If you work quickly, even after you have all the glossy accents down, you’ll have a moment to move things around.  Offset the shadow layer slightly from the focal die cut – but not too much.  Your offset should be left to right and you can also offset a little from top to bottom.  That’s all there is to shadow layering.  Think about the possibilities…it functions as a color accent, to add a glimmer with metallic sheets or just to add a little bit of shadow for depth!


Stamps: Quietfire Design – Kites Rise Highest
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Coredinations, Gold Mirror Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersA2 Background SwirlSwirl TagsRomancing the Swirl Collectionpost-header-bottom

Okay, just a personal tidbit.  Recently I fell headlong into Amazon and signed up for Audible Books and purchased several.  I have a long drive head and today I’ll be listening to Shauna Niequest – Present over Perfect.  I purchased the hardcover book some time ago and not surprisingly haven’t had a chance to read it yet so I’m looking forward to checking this off my list.  Since I’m stuck in the car – I’ll have to think about what I’m hearing.  Oh, and after Present Over Perfect, I’m going to learn French with an audible book.  So if you’re driving and you look over and see an animated lady mouthing Bon jour – that’s me, lol!   :-)



  • Christine SpringmanJuly 28, 2018 - 11:40 am

    Beautiful card just stunning like the layering and sentiment. Hope you have a good trip home . Quinty girlReplyCancel

  • KathymJuly 28, 2018 - 11:41 am

    I try not to buy all of you design dies, but, your card example are so beautiful, easy to make, and versatile for any occasion that I can no up buying the die/s and making the card. You are too amazing!!! Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJuly 28, 2018 - 12:09 pm

    Good morning Becca, just love shadow drop technique!!! Sentiment is really cute too!!!
    Happy listening and safe drive home?
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 28, 2018 - 12:39 pm

    LOL Your card is BEAUTIFUL, as usual Becca! LOVE the sentiment! I’ve wondered where you’ve been & figured you were working on something! ;) It is NICE to have a name for this technique of layering dies, Becca! THANK YOU!!!! HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!!!! You SHOULD BE quite relaxed when you reach it! LOLReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 28, 2018 - 2:25 pm

    Such a beautiful card design….and soft, soothing colors. Becca, You make the most gorgeous cards. I always feel inspired by your work. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 28, 2018 - 2:29 pm

    We been missing your wonderful creations and happy to have you back. Be safe on that highway. We will be heading out soon the 1st weekend in August. Maybe coming around your way and if we do, you better be ready for lunch.
    Beautiful card today as usual and love this technque! Happily you are on your way home and we will see more of you!!!!!

  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 28, 2018 - 4:37 pm

    Such a pretty – and elegant! – card. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for thinking of us and sharing your beautiful cards with us!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 28, 2018 - 5:25 pm

    I have been watching and so happy to see that you finally posted in July this card is so you and beautifulReplyCancel

  • CraftyCruiserJuly 28, 2018 - 5:33 pm

    Bon jour! Really lovely, elegant card. Enjoy your listening drive!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)July 28, 2018 - 5:55 pm

    Bon soir, Becca, et bon voyage!
    Lovely to see another of your fabulous creations!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Sheila WeberJuly 28, 2018 - 6:20 pm

    You make me laugh! And you make the most beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 28, 2018 - 7:12 pm

    Oh, so glad to hear from you. I have been missing you on your blog. You have been in my thoughts for sometime now. So pleased you are okay. Your card design is lovely. Have a safe trip back home. Looking forward to hearing about your adventure.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Symonds AustraliaJuly 28, 2018 - 7:26 pm

    Hi Becca. Firstly glad you are well, was beginning to be concerned. Another beautiful card as always. Very pretty and elegant. Will definitely be having a try
    Blessings to youReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 28, 2018 - 7:47 pm

    Hi, Sweet Friend,
    It’s always a good day when we hear from you and you bless us with a gorgeous creation. I will definitely give this layering a try, so much richness!
    The internet is my classroom these days-such a wealth of information. Have a safe and enlightening journey home!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • joy meadowsJuly 28, 2018 - 8:12 pm

    Love this beautiful card! The drop shadow is such a pretty layering technique.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"July 28, 2018 - 8:28 pm

    Hi there Becca, So glad to hear you are getting to travel and enjoy life seeing some of God’s amazing handiwork. I enjoy hearing about all the adventures you have and ride along with you in my mind. LOL…. I have heard french is a tricky language to learn but then I have heard english is one of the hardest to master. Guess it is good to have been born learning one of the hardest… course I do it with a southern drawl, LOL… Take care and by the way another beautiful card. You make it look so easy. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 28, 2018 - 8:47 pm

    A lovely card! So glad life is being good to you. Sending thoughts and prayers for a safe journey!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 28, 2018 - 8:55 pm

    Looks wonderful and am loving that you are wanting to learn french! You do everything wonderfully and I know you will be speaking it perfectly and fast!!! Bon Jour!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 28, 2018 - 10:43 pm

    Bonjour Becca enchante’ it’s G’day here lol
    Happy you are back we all miss you and worry when
    you go quiet …….
    Guess we imagine you are up to something crafty (that maybe does
    not sound right lol)
    Love this technique especially Christmas cards have been doing
    a bit of it lately just used these dies yummy.
    Take care stay safe hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • BELLA FELLJuly 29, 2018 - 3:43 am

    Blimey, I read that as you fell headlong into ‘the’ Amazon! You did say you had been travelling. Thankfully I read the rest of the sentence and glad to see you haven’t had a nasty accident.


  • Melanie KilbornJuly 29, 2018 - 1:31 pm

    Very pretty…waiting for your next dies to appear Becca…you know I can’t resist buying them xReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 4, 2018 - 5:42 am

    Lovely! And safe travels :)ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 4, 2018 - 11:24 am

    Love the colors of this card! Also love how your sentiments often are not specific to an event, so that we can stamp them in advance and have the card ready for any occasion.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryAugust 17, 2018 - 9:47 pm

    I have been missing you been away for a while but so love all the new cardsReplyCancel

  • Joy HoweAugust 20, 2018 - 7:44 am

    Love your site do you have product brochure s or only the webb site.
    Many thanks
    Joy HoweReplyCancel