Melissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning sweet peeps!  I’ve finally made it back home but while I was travelling the creative team was busy at work! I didn’t think it was possible, but they’ve really dug in to show some wonderful alternatives with the Vintage Elegance Dies.    This is going to be a lengthy posts, but this week you’ll see some of the dies in use that you haven’t seen before like the tiny tags that Melissa is using – this is what they look like in real life :-) Kristi has a stunning creation that has never entered my mind but no wedding should be without.  Joanna is showing a lovely visually textured way with flowers. Teresa takes us through the whole gamut of giving – and an easy to make gift!  Stay with us to the end, the video that Anita promised, she indeed filmed! I’m linking to it so you can see exactly how she took a simple flower assembly and shazzammed it into something else.  There’s more info on each blog about how to make, so if you click through the links on the designers name to the original cards, in many cases the instructions will be there.

Melissa Bove  jumped straight out of the box and turned Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die on it’s side!  She used the filigree as the inlay for a card and the half fan header as a decorative focal piece on her card.  If you look closely, she pulled one of the sweet mini tags and used the Read Me sentiment on from the Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.  If you pop over to Melissa blog – she walks you through the steps on exactly how to make them with close ups of each piece individually.

Melissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set - www.amazingpapergrace.comMelissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set - www.amazingpapergrace.com

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Kristi Schurr made me gasp when I realized what she had made.  It’s so sweet!  Think about it – someone is getting married and you want a way for them to have their vows for a keepsake.  Kristi created a little book that the bride and groom each can write their vows into that can be saved for their legacy.  It would be so easy to have the interior printed and inserted into the booklet before the ceremony so that each could have them at the alter. She took the Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and computer generated a sentiment on the rectangle from Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.  Yes, this is an elegant look, so for her second creation, she’s showing you a card made from the same dies that becomes a birthday card – all with the same charm!  But wait – I actually was on Kristi’s blog reading how she constructed when she outlined that the second card is a full sized card with two repeats of the filigree motif.  You must pop over to read how she did it!

Kristi Schurr for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set - links at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Kristi Schurr for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set - links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Joanna Krogulec has such a way with flowers!  She added the perfect embellishments and paper choices to make Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower unique again!  Feathers, twine and tulle add so much texture that resonates perfectly with her dimensional background.  You can see a “How to” on assembling the basic flower HERE.   I love how Joanna used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares as a base for her creation.  Check out her second creation using book pages with the flower – yep, you had me at book pages :-)

Joanna Krogulec for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower and Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Joanna Krogulec for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Teresa Horner has a eye full to share today – be sure to scroll down through all three back to back posts on her blog.  I would never have thought of this but she combined  Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set with Spellbinders S4-703 Graceful Fans Border as a unique layering set.  I just imagine that as occasions come up, switching out the sentiment makes for a go to, easy to make card.

Oh, and then have a look at a the bookmark gift that Teresa made.  Both Melissa and Teresa have crafted unforgettable bookmarks that anyone would love to place in their book.  The bookmarks are both created so that the book page goes in between the filigree and the back flap with the gorgeous spray that sticks out on the top.  This Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set ie also functions as a tag:-)

For her last creation, Teresa reminds us that if you ever struggle with colors, tone on tone is the way to go!!  She used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares to make a stunning, on point card!

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set with Spellbinders S4-703 Graceful Fans Border - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace usingSpellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Anita Kejriwal shared a creation make with stunning card flowers last week that I could hard believe had been made with  Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower.  She’s back with another flower card made with Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval, Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set and Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers to show us how she made them in a video.  After you’ve made the basic flower as Joanna has done above, you definitely want to try out your skills with this version.  Anita add texture and depth to a natively flat,simple flower. The coolest thing is that by creating the way Anita does, you leave room to thread stamens through the center of the flowers!  Check the video link below!!  Anita has one last creation to share today as well and that’s a lovely card made using the Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set as panels!!  It creates a grand base!!

Anita Kejriwal for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval, Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set and Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Anita Kejriwal for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set - see links at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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I’m loving the inspiration this week and I hope you are too!!  Thanks for joining us for our Creative Team Recap day!!

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  • Lynette SJune 6, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    Wow, I love the wedding vows booklet. I just received my Filigree Booklet die, and have already made a set of booklets as a gift for a new friend with some of her favourite faith quotes in it. I absolutely love my new Platinum 6 machine, it is so great to be able to cut 5 or 6 sheets of paper at one time! Your team is amazing, no wonder you selected each of them. Off to see how those flowers are made….ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 6, 2017 - 12:50 pm

      Lynette, thank you! They are a blessing for sure! I’m so tickled that we can do a recap day every week to give you ideas on what you can make!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay mcbrideJune 6, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    WOW!! I love all the creations!! My filigree booklet die is on its way along with several other dies used above. Can’t wait to make some booklets and bookmarks!! And dont forget those gorgeous flowers! TFS.
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 6, 2017 - 1:56 pm

      Hi there sweet friend!! Missing Debbie and whenever I think of her, I think of you. Hope you are doing fine :-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 6, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    Oh, My Goodness! So many lovely items and I love them all. I would love to learn how to make the flowers on the last card. They remind me of my favorite flowers-Carnations and also a Rose at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 6, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just love seeing all the new techniques by the different artists. Each has their own unique style. I think everyone has their own style and my sis always tells me, she could pick out one of my cards in a display of many. I can always pick hers out as well. Enjoyed Anita’s video of the flowers. Haven’t ordered any of the new series as yet as I was away for vacation and waiting until I have returned.
    Hugs to you and your great team,
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasJune 6, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    WOW! What a blessing to see such talented work from these ladies. It makes me happy to look at all the cards. Anyone would be so touched to receive one of these cards.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 6, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Great work from the team Becca ,you must be so proud of them, well done everyone.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJune 6, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Oh my goodness..loving Anita flowers. Just Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 6, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Seeing all these beautiful creations here at one time is pretty spectacular. What a resource your blog is to fuel one’s imagination. I love all the different treatments of the same dies. This is particularly useful in helping me make selections of dies for my own collection. Definitely some “must haves” here plus great ideas for ones already in my stash!
    What inspiration…I want to make something beautiful every day!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Carol H.June 6, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Oh wow! Each and everyone of these creations are just so beautiful!!!!! What a fantastic and talented team you have!!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 6, 2017 - 10:34 pm

    Beautiful inspirations :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 7, 2017 - 2:30 am

    Good morning Becca, wow what a fabulous team!!! My head is going crazy with all this gorgeousness to look at!!!
    Thankyou for such a wonderful place to visit and get so many ideas Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 7, 2017 - 5:24 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! what an amazing ‘showcase’ of all these very pretty projects. Well done APG Design Team !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 7, 2017 - 6:17 am

    Hi Becca thank you so much for all this inspiration we
    are all being so spoilt lol
    The girls are so talented love the different styles they have
    you have chosen well hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 7, 2017 - 9:48 am

    Amazing work from your team Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra. SmithJune 8, 2017 - 1:25 am

    Each creation is beautiful and I really enjoyed the video. I love creating my own flowers and truly appreciate a new die set and a new way to craft a flower.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 8, 2017 - 7:22 am

    Oh. My. Gosh!!! Another week of AMAZING cards by your creative team!!! I am so impressed on how they share your design vision but carry it out with their own unique styles.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 9, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    WoW! Such lovely projects!! I just had to add a couple of items to my wishlist! ; )ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 11, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    Welcome home, Becca! Hope you had a fabulous time.
    What a lovely lot of eye candy you have shared with us! Loving everything!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • BonnieJune 12, 2017 - 7:12 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this . I know why I did though . My granddaughter was to be born.ReplyCancel

  • Katie KerwinJune 13, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    They’re all beautiful dies. I think the Hemstitch Rectangles are my favorite of the release.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 13, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    The cards are just beautiful Becca.
    Your team did a great job.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EckerJune 14, 2017 - 6:34 am

    Absolutely lovely!! Really want to try this after seeing your video!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31944
Happy Friday Gracelets!!  I’ve been on vacation and was so blessed to get to see my grown kids.  We had a bit of an eventful holiday but I’m moving on and continue to count my blessings.  It seems we only have the opportunity to get together during sad occasions and we so felt we needed some family bonding time.  It had not been possible before because of everyone’s work schedules but this was the perfect opportunity to get together on Memorial Day as a joyful rememberance of their Dad.  We did lots of family activities and one that was so fun was an escape room.  It was hilarious – our task was to break out of jail and that we did.  In the meantime, I worked on a card using classic Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket.  I selected a wonderful new Quietfire Design sentiment to go along with it called The Greatest Revelation.   Cards don’t get any simpler that this!!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31944
I started out with a card base 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  I then added a cream panel with a mat.  On top of that I added two of the half circles cut from the Arched Elegance Set (adhered with a double layer of foam tape).  I stamped my sentiment, cut it out and matted it with the matching colors from my card.  For the inside of my card I simply added the same matted layers as I had on the outside of the card and adhered Arched Elegance Pocket to the matted layer.  This is an opportunity to include a picture, a verse or simply another piece of cream card stock that you’ve written the contents of your note on.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31944
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: What’s the best family activity you’ve gotten together for?

 

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Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Greatest Revelation
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance, Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance PocketPaper Source Double Sided Satin Ribbon – Soft White

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I’ve been reading your comments and wanted to thank you for all your kind words.  Sweet thanks!!

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  • Becky BowmanJune 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

    Love thus card, it simple but elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Annette PopeJune 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

    It was the birth of our beautiful grandson who will be celebrating his 3rd birthday this month. Going on holiday tomorrow (Saturday) with them for a week so getting quite excited about it. What a beautiful card too xReplyCancel

  • DevyJune 2, 2017 - 11:19 am

    My family LOVES Thanksgiving! There is not the financial pressure of gifts at Christmas, but everyone gets their favorite food and we play lots of games!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 2, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Lovely card!
    Hmmm… family activity? We don’t do them often. One I really enjoyed was going to a winery up by my daughter’s house. It was a former monastery. Very interesting place to look around and we all enjoyed the day.ReplyCancel

  • joanJune 2, 2017 - 11:24 am

    Beautiful card as always. We traveled to New York from Ireland for Christmas 2 years ago and we spent 5 glorious days sight seeing in New York.. The best part was cycling in central park. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 2, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Beautiful project as always Becca,
    I really enjoyed our 50th wedding Anniversary Party four years ago, it was a Downton Abby Theme ,everyone was dressed for the part .A great memorable time had by all,
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.June 2, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Best family activity was the family reunion with relatives on my father’s side in Kentucky. Most of my aunts and uncles are deceased, but it was a wonderful to be able to see my cousins, some of whom I hadn’t seen in 50 years!ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 2, 2017 - 11:30 am

    oh becca, i’m so impressed that you guys “got out of jail” many of my friends have done the rooms and not succeeded. today’s card is adorable and so contemplative. one fun time with our family was when my mil made us all matching shirts and off we went to the amusement park. none of our group got lost because we stood out in the crowd. tfs.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJune 2, 2017 - 11:31 am

    So glad you were able to have some family time. That is so important. Lovely card today. We did an abstract paint party for my husband’s 65th birthday and had great fun. As my grandchildren are littte (2,3,4 and 5), is was perfect for everyone to participate in. Love looking at the picture that we made and remembering the fun we had. Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 2, 2017 - 11:31 am

    Beautiful card.

    Any family activity is good. It’s a fun time.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 2, 2017 - 11:38 am

    Lovely sentiment on this card. You keep me shopping. We had a wonderful family weekend recently as we gathered to celebrate a graduation. We spent one evening playing board games and “HeadsUp”.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 2, 2017 - 11:44 am

    Good morning Becca, less is more I always say!!! Your card today is gorgeous!!!
    Every family get together is the best, I know this is a cop out but it’s true I love them all!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 2, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Why is it your simple cards don’t look simple but rather, elegant?? Very nice.
    Family getaways to anywhere are the best. No pressure on a “host.”ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 2, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Very nice card! Glad you got to spend time with your family. Family time is so important. Three years ago, my sister came to Florida to have Christmas with my family. Although her 2 kids and their families were not here, it was a wonderful time and each year we go up there and spend time with them. So there really doesn’t need to be a reason – it’s just family time together.
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 2, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Wonderful card Becca – you do such lovely work! A few months before my husband slipped to Heaven in Oct. 2016, family got together and shared pictures and time together…what a blessing for each of us to share fun memories together! That too now is a treasured memory.
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • LizJune 2, 2017 - 12:37 pm

    My Dad died when he was only 49 and my Mom has made sure every year we had a family reunion. All those reunions have been the best of times! My Mom died last year and we are having a family reunion in her honor this summer!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJune 2, 2017 - 12:40 pm

    Oh, my, except for funerals, they are all happy occasions! Last summer, we lost a family member all too early, and that caused us to plan a quick reunion for the following spring. I think there was an urgency due to the circumstance that spurred us to quit procrastinating and get together. Everyone brought scrapbooks (and sometimes boxes of loose photos) to peruse, we ate together, and visited until the wee hours. So much fun!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaJune 2, 2017 - 12:54 pm

    Love this card Becca.
    I guess our favorite activity is walking as everyone can do itReplyCancel

  • AletJune 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    Lovely card and colours. Family dinners to catch up with everyone is the best.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 2, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    As usual you´ve just made such a beautiful card here Becca.
    And I´m sooo glad, that you had the chance to keep up with your family, even it wasn´t the best occasion maybe, but at least you got to see each other a bit, which is good.
    My best memory about a family get together is probly when my granddadf held his second Silver wedding(first wife dies, and he remarried and got another silverweddding) cause then he had invited everyone that were in our really huge family, but it was the only time, I can remember we were all there (89 people) the same time, and it was sooo cool.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJune 2, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    I have been following a lady on YouTube who is very attentive to the inside of her cards and have taken up the cause! Your card is delightful and, most important to me at this time, gives a new dimension to “inside the card” creativity. Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

    • BeverlyJune 2, 2017 - 3:31 pm

      Would really like to know who you are following. Inside is my challenge.ReplyCancel

  • KrisJune 2, 2017 - 1:54 pm

    Last summer we rented a house on Lake Michigan for a week. We told the kids to come and go as their schedules allowed but they all came for the whole week! We had a blast blueberry picking, swimming, biking, hiking, boating, reading, games, food….great memories for all.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 2, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    This is the perfect card for me today because, having just used the Arched Elegance dies for my projects this week, you’re inspiring me to make a beautiful medallion as you show here. I might have thought of using the die that way, but I doubt it!

    As for family activity, what comes to mind is my twin sister’s athletic family played “corn hole” at a family picnic. We learned a whole other side of otherwise mild-mannered people when there was competition involved. It was pretty wild, fun and quite revealing!
    After quite awhile of creative drought, I’ve been bitten by the card-making bug. Enough of this work stuff, I want to stay at home and make beautiful things. The summer hiatus from my choral activities is coming at the perfect time! Many of my APG dies haven’t seen the light of day-I predict that is gonna change, soon.
    I so appreciate you and all the gifts you share.
    Love & blessings
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJune 2, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    My husband’s family (about 40 of them) used to rent a compound of cottages on Keuka Lake for a week. Family meals, beer and wine tastings, cooking together, picking up together, just catching up! It was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 2, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    How beautiful this is, love the colours too. Another wonderful sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJune 2, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    I am so st awe with the beauty of this card from the colors use to the stamp you use to the way it’s designed! Wow love it ! I am glad you got some family time !ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJune 2, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    beautiful card as always! so elegant! one of my favorite times was when my second great grandson was born and I got to be in the room and see him born! it was totally awesome!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJune 2, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    I love this card. It’s a card for all seasons, reasons and guys & dolls. It’s a ‘must do’ future project. With my family spread out all over the U.S.A. and our islands, getting ALL together is a major undertaking but we’ve been able to focus on spring time and make it an annual Easter celebration with church worship first and then fun and feasting. Games seem to be focused on the very young and very ‘old’ with egg hunts, scavenger hunts, jump ropes (oh mercy!), potato sack races and so much more wacky games. If you didn’t die from exhaustion it was from laughter. This is what family is all about.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJune 2, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    We’ve had family reunions with my mother’s side of the family (and she comes from a BIG family!) My cousin from Colorado would come to St Louis and rent a big recreation/lounge room for the occasion. My mother’s ancestry is Russian, so everyone brought the Russian dishes we all loved. It was great listening to my male cousins talk about how they followed my uncles around everywhere (when they were youngsters!), because it was during WWII, and they were so impressive in their uniforms. Such a wonderful time to see everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    I love the blue on this card as it reminds me of the blue skies in the Summer.

    The most fun activity I would have to say was the Weekly Meals we used to gather for. Then in second place would be the Girl’s Day out my two sweet sister-in-law’s and I have on the rare occasion. Then in third place, I would say the White Elephant Gift Game on Christmas.I am so going to miss the White Elephant Game after Ma Bear has gone to Heaven. We are celebrating her 90th Birthday on July 4th. Our Neice is taking her on a four-hour boat ride.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.June 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Lovely card as usual! So beautiful!

    ~Gin k.~ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 2, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    This card is just beautiful and the style would have numerous advantages for many occasions! Love itReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 2, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    Hi Becca, I always love your simple cards! This one is no exception. My family all live close so we see each other often. Some of the kids are still young, so it’s nice to see the big kids drop their electrical devices & join in on the fun. Special occassions are more special.
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesJune 2, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations—so fresh and friendly! Sadly, my husband and I don’t have much family, just one single daughter and no grandchildren, so we cherish any shared times we have. The card is a lovely way to use the die set and I will have to make one soon.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 2, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Stunning! Those colours really give a great, simple and stylish background to the sentiment.
    What to choose is not easy! Maybe the visits to working farms when the children were small. They bottle fed lambs and petted the animals. I love looking at the photos!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 2, 2017 - 6:44 pm

    A simple but beautiful card. Sad to,say the last time the family got to get her is Christmas. It’s hard to get family together, as the work different shifts, and live 2-3 hours away. I am glad you time to visit with your children. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Terri WJune 2, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    We are getting together for our Aunt’s 97th birthday next weekend in Detroit.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca..
    You have an amazing talent it is wonderful to see your stunning creations. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever tire of. Look forward to Fridays every week.

    Love as always
    Joanna (ourjojo)ReplyCancel

  • DonnaJune 2, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Love the card! Sorry for the loss of ur kids’ dad.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 2, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 2, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Very stylish card, Becca. It was a reunion on my Dad’s side of the family at my aunt’s cottage. Loads of us and somehow we all slept over.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJune 2, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    Beautiful, but simple card!
    Christmas celebrations with the whole family!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ZimmerJune 2, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    When my husband passed, my children decided we needed family togetherness as they (5) needed some quality time as they all lived in different places. We spent a week at Rehobeth Beach in condos by the water, and it was a joy in spite of our sadness. Today was 22 years of my husband’s passing. Loved the simplicity of your card.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 2, 2017 - 10:55 pm

    Beautiful card. My daughters and granddaughters and I have a “Girls’ Weekend” every year in a different place. This summer it will be Victoria, B.C. It’s always fun for me to see my very busy family!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJune 2, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Thank you Becca for this cute card!
    My favorite family times are the fish fry we have when relatives come into town. It’s a celebration frying the hush puppies and fish in the cast iron wash tub.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 3, 2017 - 5:11 am

    This card is simply elegant – so useful. Our best ever family get-together was a week in Hong Kong two years ago. My husband was in the military and was posted to Hong Kong for three years in the 1980s, when the youngest was just 15 months old. Now everyone had partners and a very excited 7 year old daughter. We all had a wonderful time.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrisonJune 3, 2017 - 6:08 am

    What a beautiful card especially for sending someone a special note (or a gift certificate (or check!)with a different sentiment on the front?) I love the simple colors and the clean design that I don’t do so well. You are always an inspiration and I so appreciate your sharing and teaching!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 3, 2017 - 6:52 am

    Love the simplicity of the card with the blue accents!
    Best family activity: My adult children, one son-in-law, and I met up with my husband (who was in Afghanistan at the time) on the Italian island of Sardinia for 8 days on the beach! We had an amazing time and it was a wonderful bonding experience that we still talk about.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 3, 2017 - 7:07 am

    Hi Becca lovely classy card you say simple ……
    The paperwork might be simple but what about
    the BOW not soooo simple !! For me anyway .
    Glad you had a happy time with your kids hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyJune 3, 2017 - 8:37 am

    As always the card is beautiful Becca. Family gatherings always have a little pain in them but the love always rallies strong. The best was Christmastime (also my birthday) when my three children (now 59, 57, and 52) were young, we had a large home where most everyone in the family (usually 15-25 individuals) fit comfortably and enjoyed each other. Recently we had a family gathering my husband and I enjoyed tremendously- my daughter contrived a replica of our wedding reception 60 years ago. The afterglow of the event lasted for days. I have pictures posted on my facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 3, 2017 - 4:44 pm

    I always looked forward to my children’s school vacation in fall. We went to Nag’s Head and Duck, NC meeting my husband’s aunt and her dogs. Sometimes the grandparents were along. It was just a great time to get together.
    I especially like the finishing of the inside of your cards. Thank you. Glad you had a wonderful vacation with the “kids”.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 3, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    A lovely card that is elegant in its simplicity! I have a couple of special times together with family. When my husband turned 60, we had a party. All his children came so all his grandchildren were here along with my son and his family. Lots of love and laughter! This past September, we held a party to celebrate my Mom”s 85th birthday and her sister”s 80th birthday. Lots of family came, including my Dad”s 92 year old sister who I hadn’t seen in years. She surprised us all! The only person missing was my Dad. After 65 years of marriage, he is waiting in Heaven for a wonderful party full of rejoicing!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraJune 3, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Love your card! So glad you were able to spend time with family. My cousins and nieces, brothers etc. seem to see each other during stressful times, too. We’re planning a get together this year for a happier time.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 4, 2017 - 10:29 pm

    Beautiful card again this week. So happy to see you were able to be quality time with your family. On April 15th, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a party. Family (some that I hadn’t seen for 10 years came) and friends came from far and wide to help us celebrate. What a joyful day filled with many memories and many more made the day. We are truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 5, 2017 - 8:43 am

    Lovely card!! Simply elegant creation!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 5, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    Lovely card! So very Beccalicious! My favorite family celebrations have occurred at Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte WagesJune 7, 2017 - 4:27 am

    Beautiful card.
    When our children were young we did a lot camping for family vacations. Now as they have their own families we all go camping together. The little ones and older ones have so much fun, enjoying each other and the outdoor activities.
    Bless you.ReplyCancel


Good morning sweet friends, last week I mentioned that every week I’ll take one day to show you inspiration from the creative team.  It’s been a lovely week behind the scenes as the ladies have explored the uses of many of the dies in my Vintage Elegance Collection.  They are encouragement evangelists and create very ‘make-able’ cards to show you (and me) what can be done.  I can’t tell you how often I get emails encouraging showing many samples rather than just one; your wish is my command.  If you pop through the links to the original cards, in many cases the instructions will be there.

Anita Kejriwal is kicking off the line up this week.  Anita created a stunning card with enchanting flowers.  Until she shared with me what she used, I didn’t realize she used S3-251 Vintage Elegance Round Fold and Go Flower and Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die .  I love this look, it’s pretty amazing!!  Stay tuned for a video from her in the coming days.

 

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A spray of flowers and a base made using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval and Spellbinders S4-731 Bookmark Tag gave Anita so many beautiful layers in this sweet spring card.


In her ebony and ivory creation Anita used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace.  The offset of black in the background gives the white die cut extra punch and elegance.  Pop over to Anita’s blog for her step by step instructions.


Melissa Bove has a way of  making ‘shabby chic’ look good on anything!  With cozy vintage colors, she pulled together a beautiful card using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares – embellished with flowers and balanced with a beautiful satin bow.

Melissa created a second card using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares with a unique focal vantage.  By cutting her die in half and aligning the edges in the gave her a perfect place to stage a flower and sentiment!!

Kristi Schurr layered up some gorgeousness by setting her interior elements on point using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares.  Matted layers lead up to a punch of brown in the center to draw your eye in to the center of her card with a sentiment and a pretty lace bow.


Joanna Krogulec uses a unique blend of design papers to show off Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares – the papers add a unique visual texture. Of course, everything is punctuated and expertly balanced with her signature floral sprays!!

Joanna’s second card is stunning!  Using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval set vertically, the oval interior gave her a great base for a large sentiment surrounded by mini sprays of flowers.

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So tickled to show you what the Creative Team has been up to.  As I mentioned, I’ve had many requests for more samples and I’m bowled over to see how everyone inteprets a way use the dies.  I hope it gives you some ideas!  I’ll be sharing more of my original inspiration with these dies soon.

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  • Maryann LaursenMay 31, 2017 - 7:46 am

    Oh my GOSh sooo much beauty in one spacce. That´s almost more than my brain can consume ha ha ha ha. I love each and every one of these works ladies, you´ve all done such a wonderful job here.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 31, 2017 - 7:55 am

    Oh Becca … I’m my kind of heaven. These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing such beautiful cards.
    Live as always
    Joanna (OurJojo) xxReplyCancel

  • CaroleMay 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

    Beautiful cards that are so inspirational! Thank you..ReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 31, 2017 - 8:00 am

    Wow wow wow and more wow…thanks fir sharing so many! Your the bestest!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 31, 2017 - 8:04 am

    Oh my goodness! All this gorgeousness first thing this morning! These lovely cards have brought a smile to my face. The design team has to have made you proud of what they have made with your dies. There is much here today to inspire me for some time. So glad you have added more than one design today. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 31, 2017 - 8:12 am

    These are AWESOME!! Can’t wait to see the video on the flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 31, 2017 - 8:17 am

    LOVELY!!! My heart is pitter-pattering with these LOVELY CREATIONS! ;) The VERY DIES I have been eye-balling too! LOLReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMay 31, 2017 - 10:09 am

    Stunning cards . Love all the dies thanks for sharing and for so many Amazing IdeasReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 31, 2017 - 10:39 am

    Beautiful work from your team Becca,well done girls.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 31, 2017 - 10:56 am

    Hi Becca,
    Just returned for a week in NY to attend my 55th Class Reunion. Love Joanna’s card and especially the sentiment. I need to make 5 of these to send to the 5 people who attended. Had not seen some of them in 5 years and one in 30 years.
    Love seeing all the teams work with your magnificent dies!!!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 31, 2017 - 11:49 am

    Good Morning, Becca,
    It’s such a blessing to start my day with so much beauty. All the color and flowers are a visual delight. Great ideas and inspiration!
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 31, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful array of cards. These ladies have done you proud, Becca.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • DaleMay 31, 2017 - 2:11 pm

    These cards are absolutely stunning. Thank you for giving us a variety of ideas of how to use your different dies.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteMay 31, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    What an amazing card!! Loved the color combination and layout!! Very inspirational!!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 31, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Amazing creations!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 31, 2017 - 6:38 pm

    Hello Becca I am going to have to check your blog at our
    night time LOL I won’t be able to get any chores done otherwise…….
    Thank you big time for all you do for us you are AMAZING so giving
    of yourself and sharing.
    Thank you for these ladies who are very talented in your team
    and big HUGS to you all Pam xxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Good morning Becca, fab cards!!! I love seeing how someone else can make something completely different with the same die!!!
    It shows how versatile the dies are!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Pam TasMay 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Hello Becca I will have to check your blog at our night time LOL
    otherwise I won’t get any chores done……
    Thank you big time for all you do for us you are AMAZING so
    giving and sharing you soooo deserve to do well and have success !!!
    Thank you for putting your team together these ladies are so talented
    GO GIRLS love it Big HUGS to all PamxxxxxxxReplyCancel

    • Pam TASMay 31, 2017 - 7:03 pm

      Oooops did not think the first one went sorry………must be the excitement !!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 31, 2017 - 11:46 pm

    Oh my what stunning cards. . . Perfect cards to have in your stash! I’m head over heels in love with Anita Kejriwal’s card, it’s in my favorite color combo and the flowers, layout are just dreamy!
    Becca I’m just loving your Creative teams postings!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"June 1, 2017 - 5:41 am

    These are really just breath taking. Wow , so much talent. Thanks so much for sharing to give us all inspiration. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 1, 2017 - 6:59 am

    OH. MY. GOSH!!!!!!!
    These cards are all so beautiful and I’ll be headed over to look at each and every one of the websites for directions! What a great creative team you have assembled, Becca. And I love how you are now able to post more than once a week!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 1, 2017 - 7:01 am

    Can I make a request? Could you please list each creative team’s member’s name on the right side of your blog so that if I click on their name it goes directly to their blog? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 1, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    How lovely they all are and what fabulous inspiration for us all.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 2, 2017 - 4:07 pm

    umm, I surely cannot pick just one of these very lovely cards by your new beautiful team :) <3ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 2, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Wow you sure did a fantastic job on rounding up these talented ladies for your DT! They are all beautiful I can’t pick just one! I look forward to Anita’s video on how she did the fold & go flowers xReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 2, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Oh wow! What a beautiful selection. So many wonderful offerings!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) XReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 2, 2017 - 11:27 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Through my extended absence again I have missed all your wonderful creations and now these of your team, how amazing these are. Unfortunately I do not seem to have chance to blog anymore but that is no excuse for not looking in on you my friend as I should have done so I am very sorry. I hope that today finds you well, I shall now go and look over all your posts I have missed, there are quite a few! I do not wish to miss any of your stunning creations. Keep well my friend and keep producing all these fantastic creations. Congratulations to your wonderful design team too for their stunning contributions.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie Jacobs xxxxReplyCancel

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