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

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

Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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  • Maureen KJune 16, 2017 - 1:04 pm

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

  • Becky GreenJune 16, 2017 - 1:05 pm

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

  • Granny DJune 16, 2017 - 1:06 pm

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

  • Kyle E.June 16, 2017 - 1:07 pm

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

  • Carol PinkeyJune 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Perfection!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HaygoodJune 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

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

  • CaroleJune 16, 2017 - 1:21 pm

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

  • TammieJune 16, 2017 - 1:22 pm

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

  • Nancy DuBoseJune 16, 2017 - 1:39 pm

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

  • Bette SchroderJune 16, 2017 - 1:41 pm

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

  • Christine SpringmanJune 16, 2017 - 1:49 pm

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

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

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

  • Bonnie SpringleJune 16, 2017 - 1:58 pm

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

  • Earlene BostJune 16, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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

  • Maryann LaursenJune 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

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

  • Joanna DicksonJune 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm

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

  • christiJune 16, 2017 - 2:28 pm

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

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

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm

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

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

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

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

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 16, 2017 - 2:42 pm

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

  • Becky BowmanJune 16, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    Beautiful card, lovely sentimentReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 16, 2017 - 2:51 pm

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

  • DaleJune 16, 2017 - 3:08 pm

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

  • Rene StansellJune 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

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

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

    Hi Becca,

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

    Cariños,
    María AlbaReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJune 16, 2017 - 3:23 pm

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

  • Jan CastleJune 16, 2017 - 4:25 pm

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

  • Sandra SmithJune 16, 2017 - 4:34 pm

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

  • KathyMJune 16, 2017 - 5:05 pm

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

  • KathyMJune 16, 2017 - 5:07 pm

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

  • Jennie BaileyJune 16, 2017 - 5:24 pm

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

  • Denise BryantJune 16, 2017 - 5:25 pm

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

  • KathyJune 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Awesome design! I’m in the middle…ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sJune 16, 2017 - 6:29 pm

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

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

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

  • MildredJune 16, 2017 - 7:07 pm

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

  • Vicky S.June 16, 2017 - 7:14 pm

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

  • FikiJune 16, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    This is gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJune 16, 2017 - 7:41 pm

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

  • AlisonJune 16, 2017 - 8:28 pm

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

  • Judy BennettJune 16, 2017 - 8:41 pm

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

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandJune 16, 2017 - 8:47 pm

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

  • Vinita JainJune 16, 2017 - 9:22 pm

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

  • CarolJune 16, 2017 - 9:24 pm

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

  • Melissa BJune 16, 2017 - 9:33 pm

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

  • MichelleJune 16, 2017 - 9:35 pm

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

  • fusiafscrappingJune 16, 2017 - 10:06 pm

    Great design and yes, perfect card!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 16, 2017 - 10:10 pm

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

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

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

  • SueJune 17, 2017 - 12:06 am

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

  • DeeJune 17, 2017 - 1:06 am

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

  • Patricia HowarthJune 17, 2017 - 2:58 am

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

  • CraftfankaJune 17, 2017 - 5:50 am

    This card is gerous and so peaceful:)ReplyCancel

  • JesseJune 17, 2017 - 6:30 am

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

  • Barbara TranquillaJune 17, 2017 - 6:51 am

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

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

  • Joy MossJune 17, 2017 - 7:00 am

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

  • Kelly MassmanJune 17, 2017 - 10:29 am

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

  • SuzzieQJune 17, 2017 - 10:39 am

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

  • Shaunda SniderJune 17, 2017 - 12:29 pm

    What a beautiful card!
    Card making level: IntermediateReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 17, 2017 - 1:36 pm

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

  • RayaJune 17, 2017 - 6:40 pm

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

  • LisaJune 17, 2017 - 6:49 pm

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

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJune 17, 2017 - 7:16 pm

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

  • Noelene ApapJune 18, 2017 - 2:05 am

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

  • the kardladyJune 18, 2017 - 9:27 am

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

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

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

  • Anne(UK)June 18, 2017 - 4:45 pm

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

  • D.Ann CJune 18, 2017 - 9:56 pm

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

Introducing S4-793 Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hi there, welcome to the Introducing Venise Lace Blog Hop with the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.  Today we are introducing my new die collection called Venise Lace – you can take a quick peek of the entire collection ——-> HERE. It’s never enough to see just the die, so each of the Creative Team has taken two of the dies and woven them into the types of gifts and cards you like to create and send – these are “doable” projects that let you see the beauty of the dies.  As the designer, I have to say that what I gave them was just a die and what they created was beyond what I dreamed and you can do that too :-)  Enjoy the journey!  I’ll list all of the creative team so that you don’t miss a beat but don’t forget, each of us will be giving away an Amazing Paper Grace die pulled from the comments left – one from each blog.  The prize details are at the bottom of my post.  So, without further ado let me talk about the two dies I get to introduce:

First up is Spellbinders S4-793 Venise Lace – Gossamer Knot Ensemble
Introducing S4-793 Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com
For my project I created a small set of gift cards for giving.  So many of my friends want thank you cards at hand.  These can be personalized because a different color ribbon can be threaded in between the motifs.  Also a small rectangular piece of paper can be threaded between the spokes to hold your sentiment or adhered.  These mini-cards are 4″ x 3″.  

I loved playing around with the Gossamer Knot Ensemble! There are four dies in the envelope.  Each of the main pieces can be cut as an inlay or in conjunction with the rims so that you can cut out the whole panels.  I found them to be a good size for a background and  ‘coincidentally’ the inserts are interchangeable with the inserts for the Filigree Booklet :-)

Introducing S4-793 Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Second up is Spellbinders S6-124 Venise Lace – Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box
Introducing S6-124 Spellbinders Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Introducing S6-124 Spellbinders Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Introducing S6-124 Spellbinders Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box by Becca Feeken - information at www.amazingpapergrace.com
 I created a matching gift box for the cards I made.  The Gossamer Knot Insert seats into the top of the box as an inlay or can be cut and adhered to the top.  The second inlay is an embellishment to the front and sides of the box.  The finished box is 4.5″ x 2″ x 3.5.   It’s a nice way to give a gift or to give a gift of a card set.  It conveniently holds a set of cards or several books – even the thicker bound ones made with Spellbinders Filigree Booklet.

There is an instruction sheet that comes with the dies that shows how to put the box together – it’s very easy.  Another happy coincidence – if you have the Filigree Booklet from Vintage Elegance in your collection – those inserts work with this gift box as well!!

Availability:
These dies have just arrived and are indeed available on the Spellbinders Website ——-> HERE

In the meantime, be sure you leave a comment on this post for a chance to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.

Prizes:
There are five dies that are being given away. One name will be randomly picked from comments left on each of our five blogs on the APG Creative Team May Blog Hop post between June 13 and June 16, 2017 at midnight US CST and our international friends can participate!  The randomly selected names will be announced on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog on June 17th.

Up for grabs is an Amazing Paper Grace die of your choice from the Vintage Elegance Collection; there will be a total of five dies and a winner can win once among all five blogs.   If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  The dies will be mailed out by me, once I’ve received your winning info and choice.

More Eye Candy:

Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com  to see her take on Emmeline Treillage and Franchesa Label.
Visit Kristi      – kristispapercreations.blogspot.com to see her take on Isabella Frame and Isadora Trinkets
Visit Teresa    – victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com to see her take on Victoriana Crest and Bella Claire Border
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com to see her take on Cinch and Go Flowers II and Hemstitch Rectangles
Visit Anita      – craftingforever-anita.blogspot.com to see her take on Marchine Plume and Cinch and Go Flowers II
Visit Becca    –  amazingpapergrace.com/blog to see her take on Gossamer Knot Ensemble & Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box

Thanks so much for joining us for Introducing Venise Lace!
Leave a comment – tell us, which die is tugging at your heart?

 

 

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  • JoannaJune 13, 2017 - 9:03 am

    Stunning!
    Beautiful and delicate.
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • StacyJune 13, 2017 - 9:21 am

    All of them are so beautiful! Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 13, 2017 - 9:24 am

    I loooooove this ….. I need this I want this. Totally in love with this set.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna the (OurJojo) ?ReplyCancel

  • AletJune 13, 2017 - 9:28 am

    Lovely set. Wonderful box for wedding treats etc. So prettyReplyCancel

  • Jan ButlerJune 13, 2017 - 9:31 am

    What a great design to be able to weave the ribbon through it. The elegance of using gold foil paper really elevates the projects.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJune 13, 2017 - 9:36 am

    Hi Becca,
    I took a moment to comment on your new die. The packing can wait!
    Being a weaver, I’m fascinated with this new die as I love interlacing ribbon, photo strips and card stock on my cards. Can’t wait until I move so I can set up my craft room. So many ideas and no space to work. But that will change in a few months.
    Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 13, 2017 - 9:43 am

    OH BECCA! The minute I saw this, I thought of the little Filigree Booklet you’ve mentioned…. I am SO TICKLED that this will coordinate with it! (I have it coming— HOPEFULLY SOON! I’m SURE Amazon is waiting for more to come in. LOL ;) ) But, what you have made is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOOOOOOVE the GOLD! And the fact that you can weave in ribbon or paper… SO BEAUTIFUL! AND the little box die to go with!!!! AHHHHH! SO NICE!!! ;) What is pulling at my heart right now???? Well, I would say, ALL OF IT!!! LOL But, I went to the link you gave to show us this whole release & the thing that caught my eye was the “Card Creator Emmeline Treillage Etched Dies Venice Lace–SKU:55-311! HOW BEAUTIFUL & LACEY is this die!!!! BE STILL MY HEART!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 13, 2017 - 9:53 am

    As always, Becca, your cards & dies are just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiJune 13, 2017 - 9:54 am

    wow what an amazing card and box!
    I LOVE gold just striking!!!
    Such beautiful job as always Becca !!
    ChrisReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJune 13, 2017 - 9:58 am

    Oh Becca,you’ve done it again! Just when I think I am caught up with your gorgeous dies, you go and design more! Lol ? This is another stunning collection. ?? I can picture so many creations using this set. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanJune 13, 2017 - 10:05 am

    Wow, these are wonderful! Love the cards…. the dies are so versatile!ReplyCancel

  • Marilynn MichauJune 13, 2017 - 10:09 am

    omg these are must have dies

    always love your cards – would love

    to just sit and craft with you

    thanks for sharing alwaysReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioJune 13, 2017 - 10:16 am

    Beautiful work as always, Becca! I love all of the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 13, 2017 - 10:18 am

    One Word, WOW,ReplyCancel

  • Rosie SJune 13, 2017 - 10:23 am

    Love, love, love themReplyCancel

  • Vinita JainJune 13, 2017 - 10:23 am

    This is just stunning release, Becca!
    Love the elegant and delicate deign, so perfect for gifting!ReplyCancel

  • Debra Ann DunhamJune 13, 2017 - 10:24 am

    Absolutely stunning card and gift box!!ReplyCancel

  • NancyKJune 13, 2017 - 10:32 am

    Once again Becca you’ve put together another beauty! I love everything you design and this latest die will be on my list. Have you tried foamiran to make flowers? It’s popular in the UK and Europe and just starting to get noticed in the USA. It’s a wonderful product that you can use with dies. The flowers are gorgeous with it. I’ve just received some and thought of you and your gorgeous cards when I saw the product. All the best to you and thank you for all the love and creativity you put into your cards and boxes.ReplyCancel

  • MyraJune 13, 2017 - 10:40 am

    Beautiful Dies and I love the gorgeous boxes you have made. Really pretty embellishment on the top also.
    Love MyraReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerJune 13, 2017 - 10:52 am

    Becca, absolutely stunning. Beautiful dies as always. You are an awesome designer and I am so happy for you that you get to design your own line of dies.

    hugs
    JoanReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJune 13, 2017 - 10:56 am

    Love the Venice lace die, it is so regal!!!1ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieJune 13, 2017 - 11:00 am

    Hi Becca, lovely new die line, just so pretty and feminine.

    Lori from CanadaReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 13, 2017 - 11:01 am

    Oh my Becca…what stunning examples – over the top!!!!
    I do have a question for you….I am in love with your embellishment on your first card…is that a die (if not it should be – I have been looking for something like that for ages!!!)????
    Hopefully you can answer this question for me!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle
    jancastle77 at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJune 13, 2017 - 11:06 am

    As always Becca, your new dies are stunners!!! You and your team have just done an outstanding job of creating with them. I can see why you have choosen each of these ladies to be on your team, and look forward to more ideas and inspiration. Enjoyed the blog hop and can’t wait to add this collection to my arsenal.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 13, 2017 - 11:17 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Judy CJune 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

    This is amazing ! I love it so much. ?ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJune 13, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Love this die and card/box- the delicacy is so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakJune 13, 2017 - 11:30 am

    Because you never disappoint. I Love All of Your Cards & Dies!!!ReplyCancel

    • Vicki SopcakJune 13, 2017 - 11:46 am

      First word should be Becca, not because. Stupid auto correct!!!ReplyCancel

  • Romayne SquiresJune 13, 2017 - 11:36 am

    I am always delighted by anything you produce Becca, all your designs are amazing and I wish I could own them all. I am working on that though!ReplyCancel

  • Patti J.June 13, 2017 - 11:36 am

    Absolutely stunning, and love the box die too!!! Thanks for always being such an inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 13, 2017 - 11:41 am

    Oh my! This die is exquisite!

    I’m so glad you posted on Instagram. I would’ve hated to have missed this blog hop. Thank you for the opportunity to win an Amazing Paper Grace Die!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful dies. Love the cards and box that you created, your designs are stunning. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyJune 13, 2017 - 11:47 am

    Hello Becca,
    Each of your releases is awesome. This one “may” be my favorite, although choosing a favorite is very, very hard to do because all of your dies are so fantastic! After viewing all of the examples in the Blog Hop, I’m so excited by possibilities of the dies in your Venise Lace Collection. The cards and projects all all so elegant and beautifully done. Thank you for designing such a wonderful assortment of dies for which we can create marvelous, lace filled wonders!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJune 13, 2017 - 11:58 am

    These new Becca Feeken dies have been on my ‘Wish List’ since they were presented on the ‘Coming Soon’ list at Spellbinders. Your designs are so incredibly versatile! My collection is growing!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents!ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellJune 13, 2017 - 12:09 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 13, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    Good morning Becca, yet another fabulous collection!!! You never fail to take my breath away!!! You sweet angel!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallJune 13, 2017 - 12:29 pm

    Just when I think you can’t top your latest designs then you come out with something that is just as stunning. You enable the collecting “need” in me :-)ReplyCancel

  • Maria RentasJune 13, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    Totally love these dies. I love that you weave the ribbon through it and make super special. These are a must in my list!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 13, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    Hi Becca, I’ve just visited all the sites on the blog hop!!! OMG you must be so please!!! I can feel the bank balance sighing : )
    Bless you you lovely Lady!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenJune 13, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    Wow these just shout out pure elegance, i love both sets
    and definately going to be popular and on my wish list.ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijJune 13, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    What a gorgeous and elegant design.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJune 13, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Congrats on your new collection!
    The gold is so classy, so you.
    Both sets are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJune 13, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    Becca…word can’t really say how beautiful this new release is.
    You are on a roll girl.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 13, 2017 - 1:05 pm

    Oh my Becca, you´ve just done it again, and I sit back here with a feeling, that I just can´t live without these amazing dies here. Your new collection is as usual sooo fabulous and sooo elegant, that my brain is already working on overtime ehre now.ReplyCancel

  • Ethel BallaJune 13, 2017 - 1:11 pm

    Love your entire collection, I will try to own every piece, little by little.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 13, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I am in awe of your creativity. These dies are stunning.
    love Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Shirley BeardJune 13, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    These are beautiful and have so many possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 13, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    Wowza, Becca!
    I’m really hard pressed to name a favorite, since I can clearly see the heart and soul you put into their design. The sets are very thoughtful – it’s obvious these dies are to be used! Having seen Anita’s card using the Marchine Plume die with the Vintage Elegance Giving Occasions die (which I have) so beautifully, that would definitely be a preference. I haven’t been a flower-maker in the past but your designers are inspiring me to change that!
    This was a really fun blog hop and started my day so happily viewing all these beautiful creations using your new Venise Lace die collection. Congratulations!!!
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonJune 13, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    You never disappoint! Another fabulous release. Your items are responsible for the majority of my craft spending. They are classic, elegant, useful and timeless. Worth every penny. Now onto saving up to get as many of these new items as possible:)ReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenJune 13, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Your projects are gorgeous! The Gossamer Knot die is so elegant!
    A fantastic collection of new dies you have designed
    – congratulations :))ReplyCancel

  • Maggie PhillipsJune 13, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Oh my goodness! These dies are amazing Becca – the Venice Lace is stunning. Thank you for the chance to own one. Hugs, Maggie xReplyCancel

  • LindaJune 13, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    I love these dies. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne SmokerJune 13, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    OMW!!! The dies are all so beautiful and the sample cards are positively gorgeous as well! What beautiful dies!! Who wouldn’t want a card made from them!! I’m definitely going to work on getting them!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl WJune 13, 2017 - 2:17 pm

    I love the simple elegance of this set. All your creations are incredible, but these are particularly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    Wow, Becca, these projects are just sooo beautiful. Congratulations on designing yet more beautiful dies. Your talent has no bounds!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJune 13, 2017 - 2:40 pm

    Oh, Becca… these are beautiful. Those knots are so elegant. The box is amazing! The side panels sure do dress the box up! I love these new dies. The flower set is amazing! I’ve been wanting to do hand made flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellJune 13, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    Hi Becca, you have done it again, beautiful card and die set.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Tracy StienbachJune 13, 2017 - 3:03 pm

    Beautiful, I have to say I love how you put the ribbon under the die I never would have thought to do that. But that’s the least of how elegant and pretty these dies are and seeing them cut in white as well as gold just shows how many ways you can you can use this die! On to the next blog… ???ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJune 13, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 13, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    It is so beautiful!! Loved that die!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri SJune 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    You create the most beautiful dies! Such elegance!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne ingramJune 13, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    God blessed you with such incredible talent. I never ever once came to your blog and ever thought ..this is just .. okay. I am always intrigued at how you did your card or project, the precision in which you executed the layout and design, the adornment of ribbon, bows and pearls. Not to mention often time there is shine.
    You always have beautiful dies and put them together in perfection. Another bravo to you.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa StaymanJune 13, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Keep designing dies!!! I soooo much miss your monthly boxes and access to the new dies. Thank you for all your hard work.ReplyCancel

  • RosetteJune 13, 2017 - 3:47 pm

    Wowzwers!!! How much gorgeousness can exist in this crafting world?! Becca, you never seize to surprise!! What an awesome design!! God bless your talent dear one!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJune 13, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    Wow Becca you have done it again. Just love your new dies. and the little cards are amazing but Adore what you have done in the middle , went to the site to see the die for it and couldn’t find it and went back and thought ohhh of course its Becca she has put 2 dies together such a clever lady you are. I think these will be amazingly popular and the fact they go with the other dies well it leaves me speachless.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 13, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    Congratulations, AGAIN!! I wish you continued success.ReplyCancel

  • Shalini PahwaJune 13, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    This is stunning…I always admire your work and big fan of your amazing work…speechless!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleJune 13, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    I have to say you have put a lot of hard work in . All your dies and what you create is beautiful beyond any words !ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 13, 2017 - 4:51 pm

    Lovely cards and boxes you have made with the dies you have designed. My, my, you HAVE been very busy. Looking forward to visiting the other team designers and seeing more of your dies and the ideas they have come up with using them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJune 13, 2017 - 5:02 pm

    Becca, these are SO stunning — I can’t wait to add them to my collection!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanJune 13, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    what lovely new dies! My favorite: emmeline treillage

    your work is always lovelyReplyCancel

  • María Alba NegrónJune 13, 2017 - 5:31 pm

    SIMPLY STUNNING!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJune 13, 2017 - 5:37 pm

    There is no limit to your talent Becca, every single die is just perfect. I want them all, ALL. I’m going broke. Congratulations, I just enjoy so much your cards and learn so much from youReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJune 13, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    I can sum this up in one word BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreJune 13, 2017 - 6:10 pm

    Such amazing dies, you are truly an artist!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenJune 13, 2017 - 6:18 pm

    JUST FANTASTIC. I AM OVER THE MOON WITH THESE NEW DIES AND CAN NOT WAIT TO BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THEM IN AUSTRALIA.I HAVE GREAT PLANS FOR THEIR USE ESPECIALLY THE BOX DIE.IT IS A GREAT SIZE AND WILL ADD SPECIAL TOUCHES TO FINISHED ARTICLES. THANK YOU SO MUCH BECCA. YOU HAVE THE BEST IDEAS AND TURN THE PRODUCTS INTO SUCH GREAT EXAMPLES.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy SJune 13, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    Becca your creativity and inspiration exceeds all. Thank you for sharing and the magnificent creations you make and inspire. Love this new collection. What great gifts this set will make. Thanks for sharing and the chance to winReplyCancel

  • HussenaJune 13, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, your projects look so elegant and classy, Becca. I love, love, love how you’ve paired the gold foil cardstock with the satin bow. Sooo beautiful. ?? Your new collection is absolutely gorgeous and I’m totally in love with each one of them.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki dutcherJune 13, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Stunningly elegant! Whenever I want elegant cards, I pop over to get inspired ? congrats on another successful release.ReplyCancel

  • Sue OlssonJune 13, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Can’t think of more, just agree with all the other comments, so so elegant and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyJune 13, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Beautiful projects. Love the Gossamer Knot Ensemble.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 13, 2017 - 7:09 pm

    What gorgeous creations with these beautiful dies! Congrats on the Venise Collection!ReplyCancel

  • ava gavloskiJune 13, 2017 - 7:15 pm

    Bravo!!! Great new design. Once again elegance at its bestReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 13, 2017 - 7:27 pm

    Another winning design by Becca! Very elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa ConnerJune 13, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Elegant as always and your creations are also so beautiful. Can’t wait to see the rest of the designs.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 13, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    Tugging at my heart is Braided Grace Square. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Traci RasmussenJune 13, 2017 - 7:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, those are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie broganJune 13, 2017 - 7:46 pm

    Stunning! I love itReplyCancel

  • AdalineJune 13, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Lainie MichelJune 13, 2017 - 8:06 pm

    These are stunning! I love the subtle size gradation of the design. What a beautiful presentation!!!ReplyCancel

    • Lainie MichelJune 13, 2017 - 8:20 pm

      After seeing all the dies – I am sooooo impressed! Goodness, they are amazing for sure!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TasJune 13, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Becca these dies are RED HOT Becca Feeken
    creations !!! Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • KATHY JO WOODJune 13, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    This was a fabulous blog hop, Becca. You have such a talented and creative team that really showed off the beauty and versatility of your dies.

    Honestly, I cannot name just one set that I like. I started to list one set on Melissa’s blog…then two…then three… dies that I thought were “must haves”. I quickly realized I adore the whole collection. Starting to save now for them!

    Have a great day. HugsReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 13, 2017 - 8:52 pm

    Well, I’ve checked out each of the blogs and am once again blown away by the beauty of each of the cards and how different everything is! My daughter is getting married and your box would be a great holder for little gifts at the bridal shower!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 13, 2017 - 9:07 pm

    What a beautiful collection you have designed. Your team does it up nicely. Congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 13, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Guess I blogged on the Facebook page, but must get on here to be eligible for winning one of these “Masterpieces”. Any one of them would be fine with me, they are all spectactular! Our hats are off to you my friend for another successful set of dies.
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sylvia TomsonJune 13, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Once again you have designed some beautiful masterpieces, I love them all, and would love these (any of them ) to grace my craft room. Whether I am a lucky winner or not I will be getting them all. :)

    Hugs SylviaReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonJune 13, 2017 - 9:55 pm

    Love this new collection, like all of them. Your dies make cards so exciting to make and receive. Congrats on this wonderful new collection.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 13, 2017 - 9:59 pm

    Oh Becca, I just saw all the new Venise dies on Spellbinders today and they are absolutely beautiful. I love them all. Thank you for all the hard work you and your team do. BIG HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 13, 2017 - 9:59 pm

    Love your card Becca! Gorgeous details on these beautiful new dies! Awesome collection!ReplyCancel

  • Dr Sonia S VJune 13, 2017 - 10:03 pm

    Such beautiful dies…And your projects are always amazingReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 13, 2017 - 10:22 pm

    Beautiful new dies! This one is on my “must have” list. You have done a magnificent job on this release. After visiting the other sites, my list has grown. You are one talented lady!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJune 13, 2017 - 10:55 pm

    Absolutely stunning dies. Love them all & the way the designers showcased them.ReplyCancel

  • ZehraJune 13, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Wow so gorgeous love itReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJune 13, 2017 - 11:33 pm

    Ilove your delicate Venise lace die and card set! Just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireJune 13, 2017 - 11:34 pm

    So elegant and beautiful. Stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJune 13, 2017 - 11:38 pm

    Becca, you never cease to amaze! Such beautiful new dies…and you make them just for us! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine E UrichJune 13, 2017 - 11:53 pm

    Love, love, love this set. One more set of dies that I just have to have!ReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsJune 14, 2017 - 12:19 am

    Fabulously Becca! Coordination, elegance, unique and amazing dies. Must haves!ReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsJune 14, 2017 - 12:52 am

    Just finished the hop. Very exciting. The design team really brought out the possibilities of the dies which is such a gift and thrill. Well done and thoughtful designs with us in mind. Thank you. Budget will allow for purchase, but slowly…lol.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterJune 14, 2017 - 12:56 am

    Beautiful collection of dies Becca. Your card and box are gorgeous. XxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 14, 2017 - 1:05 am

    I am so excited by this collection. I loved your border collection from last year and know this collection will be better even. I wish I could purchase the entire set I need a bundle like I did the borders but regardless, they are elegant and refined so worth the investment. Congratulations on your newest collection. It is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandJune 14, 2017 - 2:50 am

    WOW! I love those dies. Very striking in the gold.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 14, 2017 - 3:15 am

    Morning Becca, These samples are truly stunning, and the dies are so pretty.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 14, 2017 - 5:10 am

    Hi Becca, Congratulations on another wonderful collection! All the creations using these dies were a joy to see, all very inspiring. Well done to you & your team on all the creations. I am so happy that the Gossamer Knot Ensemble is interchangeable with the Filigree booklet. I love & want all these new dies. They are all so beautiful, I don’t think it is possible to have 1 favourite. I do believe though that this new APG collection will be my favourite to date.
    Hugs xReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 14, 2017 - 5:20 am

    This is a beautiful project and I really love these wonderful diesReplyCancel

  • Susan JohnsonJune 14, 2017 - 5:30 am

    This is really beautiful. I Would love to have one , thank you for the opportunityReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJune 14, 2017 - 6:56 am

    Hi Becca,

    You are the best so no surprise that you chose a terrific team to showcase your dies. I really enjoy the added input to applying design and technique to your products. Now I check out their web sites in addition to yours on a regular basis. Hope you love your role as chief creator. Continue to develop new ideas for us. Thanks. Gossamer Knot Ensemble caught my fancy. Your previously released die for the booklet is out of stock everywhere but when it returns, I’ll be getting it.
    BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Margaret AJune 14, 2017 - 7:04 am

    Good afternoon from across the pond! Many congratulations Becca on yet another truly stunning collection of dies. I so love the simplicity of the gift cards and yet they look a million dollars! I too am loving the embellishment you’ve used. Would it be too rude to ask if this is something that is readily available to all or just something from your amazing stash! Thank you for your continued inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Pranita DJune 14, 2017 - 7:15 am

    Wow!! What a beautiful set!!!Would love to have one.. Thank you for the opportunity :)ReplyCancel

  • Martha S.June 14, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Because you are a paper crafter, you know what we need to fill in the missing pieces of available products. This set is amazing and will fit the bill on so many occasions. I want it.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen SantoroJune 14, 2017 - 7:55 am

    I’m very new to papercrafting. How exciting you make it look. I can’t wait to hop onto the other blogs to see what can be done . Thank you !!ReplyCancel

  • Deb SaaranenJune 14, 2017 - 8:43 am

    So gorgeous Becca! Love your beautiful project. Hard to choose what is my favorite–the Victoriana probably makes my heart patter the quickest!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyJune 14, 2017 - 8:51 am

    This is a “gotta have” – I just love it and it’s potential! Thank you thank you for the gift of inspiration Becca!
    Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Deb SaaranenJune 14, 2017 - 8:54 am

    This is my second comment, but I just had to say I finished the hop and this is one amazing release! All BEAUTIFUL!!!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJune 14, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Now that I’ve viewed all of the teams presentations, I don’t know which one I want first – they are all tugging at my heart! It is truly amazing what can be done with just one die – the Venetian Lace collection is exquisite! My passion for card making has found a new high. Each has their own uniqueness that is absolutely their very own and together it is perfection!
    Thank you for this Becca.
    Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • NikiWJune 14, 2017 - 9:25 am

    Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylJune 14, 2017 - 9:45 am

    I enjoy your blog so much! Everything you share is beautiful! Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beautiful box filled with cards! The box is a beautiful gift itself! Thank you for sharing your many talents with us!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonJune 14, 2017 - 9:52 am

    Becca, I have never been this excited over a line of dies! They are beautiful, elegant, classy, and will be absolutely perfect for the cards I make. I must have them all! Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • Daniela CastroJune 14, 2017 - 10:28 am

    I love them all!!! Stunning diesReplyCancel

  • xxAnniexxJune 14, 2017 - 10:34 am

    Absolutely stunning collection Becca! I don’t know how you manage to keep coming up with such beautiful dies but luckily for us you do. I love these samples you’ve shown us xReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 14, 2017 - 11:06 am

    Hi Becca
    I started here and ended here too. I love the collection. The flowers are beautiful. Some fantastic inspiration from your team. Thank you to all of you.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna Dickson (OurJojo)ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJune 14, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    Oh Becca! You have done it again. These dies are all absolutely beautiful and oh so feminine – right up my alley! Love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceJune 14, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    Wow this is way beyond gorgeous, I also love the little piece on top of the ribbon, is that a die also? Just beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • ReaJune 14, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    WOW, amazing! I’ll keep an eye out for more designs with these awesome dies. That elegance!!ReplyCancel

  • CywJune 14, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    This is the most elegant and beautiful card I’ve seen – maybe ever. I wish I could marry again just to use those gorgeous dies for my wedding invitations. <3
    Would you mind telling me where that embellishment in the middle comes from? Is there a die available for it?
    Best regards from Germany!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa MatuszewskaJune 14, 2017 - 3:11 pm

    Just amazing. Soooo beautifulReplyCancel

  • RebeccaJune 14, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    I love the lace!!! It would go so well with the lace items I like to knit! :)ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Becca, Becca, Becca! My lady I must say you are a force of nature. The Lord has truly blessed you with many gifts. I feel blessed to receive the creative gifts you share with us. Thank you, truly! Finally, the true beauty of the “Beccaliciousness” is being revealed, and we mere ‘Gracelets’ get to hold and use implements you’ve designed. Again, thank you!! Thanks for the wonderful design team you’ve chosen to help we see these prizes in a miriad of ways. May you receive great joy from your endeavors! Please save enough energy for your other areas of joy. Best wishes to you.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJune 14, 2017 - 5:19 pm

    Happiness is a new collection by Becca! Lovely as always! !ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveJune 14, 2017 - 8:38 pm

    This is stunning Becca! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • DevyJune 15, 2017 - 12:07 am

    Such gorgeous creations!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynJune 15, 2017 - 1:22 am

    Absolutely stunning and inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Anna KulevJune 15, 2017 - 8:34 am

    Beautiful, love it.
    Would love to winReplyCancel

  • Karen MJune 15, 2017 - 11:28 am

    How fun to be able to weave ribbon or paper through the die cuts. Can’t wait!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan WilliamsJune 15, 2017 - 11:36 am

    fab dies and love what you’ve done with them xReplyCancel

  • Janet WilliamsJune 15, 2017 - 11:37 am

    fab dies and love what you’ve done with them xReplyCancel

  • Shirleen AlexanderJune 15, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    I really love the Gossmar Knot Ensemble. You won’t need much else to make an elegant card with this die. And it looks absolutely divine in gold.ReplyCancel

  • RobiWJune 15, 2017 - 12:52 pm

    Becca, your work is always so gorgeous! This is a beautiful die set – I can see many uses for it!ReplyCancel

  • Louise H.June 15, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    I love the Venese Lace collection. It is so lovely and versatile.ReplyCancel

  • DonnaJune 15, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    These are amazing, they would be perfect for wedding favors for my sons upcoming wedding!ReplyCancel

  • AmeliaJune 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    What a beautiful die…inspires creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Rose MoitaJune 15, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Another lovely collection Becca, totally irresistible!!ReplyCancel

  • Carmen HernandezJune 15, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Omg, I love all you dies,!!! Im starting my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • melitaJune 15, 2017 - 6:39 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love this collection!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid BJune 15, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    How breathtakingly elegant these are. I would absolutely love working with them. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle lombardoJune 15, 2017 - 11:24 pm

    Love all of your dies. They are just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • koalabc/barbJune 16, 2017 - 1:15 am

    Lovely looking! I just adore this Vintage Elegance Collection..Pretty gift box..ReplyCancel

  • SabaJune 16, 2017 - 2:35 am

    Congratulation Becca, such fabulous dies and amazing creations. I am in awe of your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Gracie ChavezJune 16, 2017 - 9:04 am

    I never win giveaways but I had to come here and show my support! This is a beautiful addition to your collection and I see already how these match the previous sets to perfection! Very lovely! Congratulations! Will be getting one of those in the near future hopefully!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJune 16, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Wow…you’ve done it again Becca. These are absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • CraftfankaJune 16, 2017 - 10:09 am

    Love the die collection very much. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.June 16, 2017 - 11:41 am

    Thanks so much for showing the box project. I usually make cards so it’s nice to be nudged to create in other ways.ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 16, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    these new dies are fabulous. I can’t wait to visit each blog and see how they are used. I love the knot one that you showed us.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 16, 2017 - 7:13 pm

    Venice Lace Gossamer Knot Ensemble would make my heart happy!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 16, 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Becca you are Amazing, every sample, every new design or die your name is attached to is so beautiful and elegant, just loved going through this blog hop, such beauty on every blog!!!
    Now to buy these dies!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJune 17, 2017 - 3:21 am

    Oh Wow your new collection has quite taken my breath away. What an amazing designer you have become!
    When will these be available in the uk Becca?

    hugs jennyReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm

      Hi Jenny:

      Retailers can order them for their stores any time now :-)ReplyCancel

  • Marge BernardJune 17, 2017 - 10:34 pm

    I love all of the dies.i can’t choose just one they are all beautiful!ReplyCancel


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992Good morning sweet friends, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!!  I’m tickled to say that the Creative Team and I have a special blog hop next week on Tuesday, June 13th to introduce a new line of dies.  It’s hard to see all the possibilities by just looking at a die so we’ll be sneak peeking samples of what can be made with the dies!  There will be prizes so as you go along the hop, you’ll want to stop at every stop to have the opportunity to win :-)  In the meantime today is Day of Giving Friday where I’m sending this card off to one of my readers (including international) who comments.   I’m sharing something I had not shared here before and I hope you’ll enjoy the steps out that show how to make it.  I don’t know why, but I have baskets *full* of washi tape.  I don’t use them often but jump when I find a nice way to include them with cards.  In that endeavor I used the Graceful Frame Maker Tool to create an overlay or frame to put on a card.  So many of the washi tapes are beautiful and I hope to use more of them in this way.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992

Step by Step

1. Start out with a 6-1/2″ cream card base and layer with a 6-1/4″ gold matting layer and 6″ cream layer.


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
2. Cut a 6″ square piece of card stock with the S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker giving you 4 triangles. Together, cut the tip of the group of triangles off so that you are left with 1-3/4″ depth (the piece shown on the left, above).


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
3.  Emboss each of the four pieces with SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder. (See above)


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
4. Tape all four pieces together on the back to create a mitered frame layer. Stamp sentiment on 4 x 4″ panel and attach directly to card before attaching frame layer with foam tape. (see above)


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
5. Cut four 1-1/8″ strips of gold paper. Adhere washi tape centered down the length of each strip. (See above)


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
6. Secure all four strips onto the Frame Maker taking care to place words in the position and orientation desired. Run through using PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform to cut all four borders at the same time. (See above)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31992
7. Add a header to the frame by trimming a length of the Arched Border from S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set.  Finish with pearls, ribbon and a bow.

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: Do you make craft alone?  How likely are you to encourage someone to pick up your favorite craft?

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Stampabilities
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board, Bazzill
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and gold embossing powder
Accessories:   S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder,  S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set, PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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I just loved the “You can do amazing things” washi tape and seem drawn to tapes that have sentiments on them.  This not a difficult technique an I hope you’ll give it a try some time :-)  Thanks so much for popping in!!   Remember, introductions and giveaways on June 13th.

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  • Maryann LaursenJune 9, 2017 - 5:01 am

    This is such a beautiful card Becca, and really beautiful made. I´m the same have lots of washitape lying around, but hardly ever use it, to be honest, but it really looks great the way you´ve used it here, so maybe I should drag it out again and try to get some of it used here he he.
    Have a wonderful week-end and I´ll be looking forward to the hop here next week.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 9, 2017 - 5:04 am

    I love this Becca. Just beautiful. … I’ve moved house since I bought the whole set you launched on create and craft…. and cannot find it anywhere. I’ve taken my whole craft room to bits but still can’t find it…. I had so many ideas to use this too. Keep inspiring
    Sending lots of love as always
    Joanna (OurJojo)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJune 9, 2017 - 5:09 am

    I generally craft alone, but do run a monthly class in which I encourage others.
    Love your fabulous card Becca, and your innovative use of the Washi tape
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJune 9, 2017 - 5:29 am

    This card is so sweet. This gives me a good reason to work with my Graceful 6 x 6 Frame maker. I usually work on creating cards alone but spend one day of the week working on samples that will be used for the classes I conduct 4x a month. These classes are for the women’s church groups and the card clubs I belong to. Doing this prompts me to continue utilizing the massive amount of supplies I have and the continuing collection of dies. I also get to try out different layouts that I envision or have viewed elsewhere. And I’m always encouraging my friends to relax and sit awhile and create a card while we chat. If card making is not their calling then I can always get another type of project to work on that may interest them. I am a retired art teacher and have a room full of numerous craft supplies. Sharing time, a cup of coffee and crafting together makes for a strong friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 9, 2017 - 5:35 am

    Beautiful card, as always, Becca. When I’m making cards to send, I craft alone but I have been teaching craft on cruise ships for 12 years and through that encourage others. There have been lots of ladies who have never done any sort of craft before who get the bug after coming to my classes and many have stayed in touch with me. Quite a few tell me that I am responsible for a diminishing bank balance because of all the tools and materials they go out and buy!!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Deborah TaylorJune 9, 2017 - 5:43 am

    This card is beautiful. I have only just started crafting and can not afford alot but I get lots of inspiration from your cards. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 9, 2017 - 5:50 am

    I have never used washi tape and you make it look so easy. Again your card is beautiful and clever. Thank you. Any chance I get I will encourage people to make their own cards. I have four grandchildren who wipe me out of embellishments every time they come. Once one came with a card with at least $5 worth of embellishments on the card. She was so proud, and so was grandma. Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.June 9, 2017 - 5:58 am

    Wonderful card! I craft alone. All my crafty card-making friends have given up the hobby as being way too expensive. I still enjoy it, especially the joy I feel when I give or send a card to a friend or loved one.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 9, 2017 - 5:59 am

    GOOD MORNING DEAR LADY,
    Love this card and remember when you introduced the die almost a year ago now. I of course purchased and have to admit that I usually only craft once a week and have not as yet used it. Going to real soon, maybe hubbies birthday card!
    I craft with a group once a week and encourage all of these ladies to use my dies in their cards. We have added a few more people and sometimes when we give our cards, have people who want to learn to make cards so we promote it every chance we get.
    Look forward to the blog hop on the 13th.
    Hugs
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 9, 2017 - 6:10 am

    cool card and that die is on my wish list. I usually craft with friends. we have a group of 5 that gets together 3-4 times a year for a retreat at on of the ladies homes. plus I am in a card making group. I am a slow card maker. I wait for the inspiration the think on it then start to pull it together, then usually edit or totally change it them make it. or I sleep on it for a few days so that it’s what I really want then I don’t have the exact paper or color and run out to get that. I have invited many friends to join us. only a few have stuck with it. and I share your site for inspiration to anyone that will listen. I just love how you pull it all together. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 9, 2017 - 6:26 am

    I enjoy crafting by myself but I also have friends over and work on cards. This card is lovely and am looking forward to seeing what else you do with wasting tape. Christine SReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 9, 2017 - 7:04 am

    Great use if tape, I’ve got tons and never used…lol….I craft alone..ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 9, 2017 - 7:22 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m not a huge fan of washi tape because it doesn’t seem to stick very well to the project. So I use it to temporarily adhere projects to the various Big Shot plates. However, I will give this a try and see where I end up! But I love the end result of your project. The pink layers are so pretty!
    Do I craft alone: Most of the time I craft along but once a month a few friends and I get together to create cards through stamping. We’ve become close over the years and greatly enjoy this time together.ReplyCancel

  • KathymJune 9, 2017 - 7:53 am

    If someone wants to learn or craft together, I always say yes and make time. Some people see my cards and start taking up the craft on their own. I encourage others by saying “everyone has the creativity gene.” Just try and see where it takes you!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyJune 9, 2017 - 7:58 am

    Thank you Becca for the how to and another beautiful card. I do like to craft alone – I don’t even like to have music or the TV on when I craft. I really like to focus on what I’m doing. A few years back (15 or so) I would make 25-75 of each card for my craft shows – as I cut down the craft shows, I cut down the amount of each I make. Now with the die cut cards, I make only one of a kinds – trying to add fabric into each one like I’ve always done because that’s my first love – fabric! There is so much out there and it’s so beautiful. I do like for others to be interested in what I create – there’s little tips and how to’s I’ve shared along the way but I’m still making them to retail them – I have a website and commission them in an art and frame shop but I give many away to friends and family also. Thanks for asking. Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Karen MJune 9, 2017 - 8:05 am

    What a great way to use Washi tape! I love it but find myself at a loss as to where/when to use it.

    I do craft alone but have a good friend who shares my interest and we often share ideas, etc.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 am

    I am always trying to get people interested in paper crafting. Everyone is always so busy. I would love to have someone to craft with. My friend that does lives almost and hour away and we end up talking the whole time because we don’t get to see each other often.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 9, 2017 - 8:40 am

    BEAUTIFUL, BECCA! I too have quite a bit of washi tape & haven’t used much of it. I’m SURE I don’t have as much as you do though. LOL But, your card is WONDERFUL & I LOOOOVE your washi tape! DO TELL, WHERE you got it? ;) Yes, I craft alone. I have crafted with others, but I find I don’t get to do my craft when I am with others, for helping them. LOL I can actually make a card when I am by myself! OH YES, I encourage others to pick up this craft, as it has helped me in many ways! ;) It can help others, not only in taking up this craft for one’s self, but using what you’ve made for others… sending or giving a little love & encouragement! ;)It truly is touching to know that someone has thought of YOU & created a special gift/card JUST FOR YOU! But, you know all that! ;)ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 9, 2017 - 9:09 am

    Your mitered corners are just perfect using your “tool”. I craft alone with the exception of two card making classes per month. I enjoy being around others who craft and we encourage each other.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJune 9, 2017 - 9:15 am

    Lovely card :))
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Usually I craft alone, but love to spend crafting time with good friends if possible.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 9, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Beautiful Card!!! Very creative way to use Washi tape!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 9, 2017 - 9:42 am

    I’m loving my frame maker and the card this week is perfect. I’m loving too the Sweet Words Borders too.
    I love working with my sister in laws, they give me an amazing amount of inspiration and feedback too on the cards and keepsakes I make.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 9, 2017 - 9:59 am

    Great idea for the bucket of washi tape!! Probably about 75% of my crafting time is alone but I have several stamping buddies and we get together occasionally and have a stamp night at least once a month.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 9, 2017 - 10:48 am

    Hi Clever Lady….lovely card Becca! God has certainly blessed you with an wonderful talent!!!! I mostly craft alone, but do belong to 3 card clubs so interact with these ladies. Also did teach classes before being Jim’s care giver…now that I have downsized and in a one bedroom apartment with my Studio set up along a 14′ wall – and, 3 closets full of organized supplies, I am ready to begin crafting again. Truly think still I have enough supplies to last me the rest of my life – even after the downsizing – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 9, 2017 - 10:54 am

    I usually craft alone, but I do get together once a month with a couple of gals and we make cards. I enjoy that.
    Love your card with the frame!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry GibsonJune 9, 2017 - 11:12 am

    Such a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it! I mostly craft alone, though my hubby helps me at times. When my grandchildren are here, we always do some type of crafting…depending on which ones are here, as I have four grandchildren different ages. A friend’s daughter came to craft with me one day and is planning on coming back. I always encourage anyone at any age to pick up a craft and for sure enjoy teaching others what I have learned myself.
    Hugs, Sherry xReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerJune 9, 2017 - 11:15 am

    Beautiful! It takes a lot of imagination. Simply lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseJune 9, 2017 - 11:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous as usual. I buy the dies, but mine never looks like yours. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 9, 2017 - 11:49 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunning and your step by step instructions are great, thank you.
    I have encouraged countless children to craft, neighbours’ children and school children when I volunteer at my granddaughter’s school. It is so rewarding, I was even told I was “awesome” by one particularly difficult boy!!!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    Very valuable technique. Thanks for sharing. I love to recruit others to give craft projects a try. The more, the merrier!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.June 9, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    Interesting card, love the scroll top. I mostly create alone, but I have encouraged my daughter and grand daughters to craft more with me. :)

    ~Gin k.~ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 9, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    A beautiful card Becca. And what a treat
    to have the direction printed right there.ReplyCancel

  • DottieJune 9, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    How wonderful to see this card made with the new frame maker die set! I’ve tried using it with somewhat of a success but needed a boost to use it more. Thanks for sharing this creation it is so pretty! And thank you for the chance to win this beauty!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 9, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    This has made a very versatile card Becca I like the way the frame maker cuts out the pieces Must see if it is available here!I haven’t seen washi tape quite like yours but must have a look> Thank you for your continuing inspirationReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 9, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    It sounds like you’re definitely not alone in the washi tape department. Thanks for inspiring us to get it out and use it!
    For me, creating/crafting is primarily a solitary activity. In August, however, I am visiting my twin sister and we plan lots of time in her fabulous crafting room sharing a bunch of the ‘fun fold techniques’ that have captured my imagination. Can’t wait!
    I’m excited about your blog hop next week, also. The Amazing Paper Grace Design Team is inspired, for sure!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 9, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Bacca, this is lovely! I need to pull this die out & give it a try. I craft alone as I am time restricted, but my daughter does like to join me sometimes. I have rubbed off a little on her with the craft bug. I only do paper crafts, but am happy to see that she is interested in sewing as well. She has now started taking classes which comes to a surprise to a lot of people, as she is only 10. I am happy she has taken it up, as I was terrible at it lol & never gave it a chance, probably because I did not enjoy it. I winge about mending a button haha except if its for crafts lol I llok forward to your hop next week. Ooh I can’t wait for the new line!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Annie xxxJune 9, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Supercute card thanksfor sharing. I’m also guilty of storing and never using my washi tapes so great to have inspiration to try something new.

    I’ve been looking out for the recent winners of the Furdays Giveaways Cards but can’t seem to find any for the last 7 weeks, can you tell me where to find the winners after April please. Thanks. Annie xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 9, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    What a beautiful inspiring card!

    As for myself, I tend to prefer to craft alone and it is because I suffer from many painful chronic illnesses. So even if I plan a day with fellow crafters I cannot guarantee that my body will cooperate on that day. Now I am diagnosed with Dysautonomia which means that my Automatic Involuntary Nervous system is failing. It ios the one that controls breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and muscles that we do not have to think about it happening it does it on its own.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Nice!! Love the washi tape idea! TFS
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • RayaJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    I do craft by myself but once each month I craft with a friend to teach new techniques. So therapeutic.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 9, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    Oh!!! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 9, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Beautiful card. I have this die and going to get it out and try this idea. You are so talented! I create cards alone. Once a month I join a stamp club group and we make 4 cards and enjoy a dinner together. I have encouraged my older sister to start “playing with paper” and she is now hooked! A dear friend always enjoyed the cards I made for her and now I have her hooked. We are getting together next week for a card making shopping trip. Can’t wait to take her to my favorite store. Your dies are on my list of items for her to purchase (I used one of your dies on her last card and she fell in love with it).ReplyCancel

  • DebbieJune 9, 2017 - 11:01 pm

    Unbelievable card and techniques used to make this gorgeous card.
    I recently retired, now have time to pursue card crafts!
    Love to work alone and with friends. We challenge each other monthly to a theme card, great fun!
    You inspire me! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJune 10, 2017 - 12:59 am

    Hi Becca, thank you for sharing the washi tape idea. Great! And as always, your card is beautiful! I mostly craft by myself, but enjoy a couple of monthly get togethers with girlfriends and sometimes with my Grands (fun but messy!) Have a good weekend, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJune 10, 2017 - 1:55 am

    Love the use of color on this one as ordinary white and gold would not carry the sentiment as well.

    I too cannot wait for the blog hop. Sometimes they are fun and some are not so cannot wait to see how you set yours up. I always expect amazing things from you and you always come thru!ReplyCancel

  • Tata Yedek ParçaJune 10, 2017 - 2:55 am

    Lecture and visually perfectReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJune 10, 2017 - 5:12 am

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful card! What a creative use of the Washington Tape. Thank you for inspiring me to use this collection that I bought when you debuted it across the pond.
    I work at home, so my computer is on one wall, my card making on another. I craft alone most of the time. I do have a crafting buddy I visit occasionally and I take card classes at our card store.
    Thank you for inspiring me to use your dies, especially this set.
    WandaReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 10, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is beautiful, I absolutely love this washi tape.
    I always craft alone.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 10, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Always craft alone but go craft shopping with a group.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 11, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    This card is soooo sweet! Really pretty!
    I usually craft alone but run a weekly class at Church to encourage others to have a go! Our 3 eldest members are 95, almost 95 and 91 and they love their afternoon out – tea, coffee, biscuits, friendship, fellowship and fun – and cakes when it’s someone’s birthday and ice creams on hot days!
    A couple of the Mums sometimes bring their children, so we encompass all ages. It is pure delight seeing the pleasure that comes from completing a card or project – and such a blessing!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonJune 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    Love this frame. I see different us Sierra for the die so I will be getting one in the future.ReplyCancel

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