Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength, Spellbinders Graceful Scallops, Spellbinders Labels 29, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM - see full supply list at
Hey y’all, Happy Friday!!  Oh, and happy end of March already.  You know what tomorrow is right?  We’ll I’m not fooling but I’m planning to have a blog post again tomorrow.  In the mean time, today’s card features a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design – The Greatest Strength.  So often I select a sentiment because it resonates with me, in something that has happened over the week.  This week – for no reason – I rolled over to frustration.   When I pulled this stamp out, it reminded me that the race is long and is not often won by might by but by patience and gentleness in the long haul.  This is so hard to remember when you are trying to get somewhere fast but several small achievements and blessings were so helpful in correcting my course.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength, Spellbinders Graceful Scallops, Spellbinders Labels 29, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM - see full supply list at
Today I built my card on a printed cream card base 6.5″ wide by 5″ tall that I cut (both layers at once) a bottom border onto using Spellbinders Graceful Scallops.  I love how that turned out and I played around with stitching floss through the holes.  I didn’t keep the stitching for this card, but it will win  its way onto the next card I make using Graceful Scallops.  The focal layer is built in three tiers with Spellbinders Labels 29 on the bottom (adhered with double foam tape), followed by Spellbinders Victorian Bow.  Directly on top of that I stacked Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element and finished with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM (adhered with a single layer of foam tape).

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength, Spellbinders Graceful Scallops, Spellbinders Labels 29, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM - see full supply list at
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 do you consider to be your greatest strength?

StampsQuietfire DesignThe Greatest Strength
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Scallops, Spellbinders Labels 29, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, Satin Ribbon – The Paper Source, Button, The Paper Studio – Pearls



Hey friends, thanks as always for stopping by!!

  • Denise BryantMarch 31, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Gorgeous card!
    My greatest strength is thoughtfulness of others.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 31, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Hello Becca,
    We are all tried and tested, and it’s only human to snap once and again. I don’t know that I have any great strength, I muddle along and do my best for my family and friends.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 31, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    My greatest strength is patients.. lovely card as usual Becca. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEEMarch 31, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    I think my greatest strength is my attention to detail. That attention has of benefit to me and my family many times. However, it can also be a problem because “everything has to be perfect”, which can sometimes take away from the enjoyment of things! I am working on knowing when to “let it go”!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy GMarch 31, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Hi Becca
    This is such a beautiful card and sentiment. Very often the gentle, quiet path is the more rewarding one. I would say that my greatest strength is my ability to just listen. A kindly ear is sometimes all it takes to really help someone.ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 31, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    Gentleness is a great strength and a good reminder in how to deal with people. Thank you for putting it on a beautiful card. I think my greatest strength is compassion. Comes from many years of nursing in a variety of situations. I remind myself it could be me having such a trial.
    Have a wonderful weekend. We are in the midst of a snowstorm, expecting 5-10 inches heavy white stuff.ReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 31, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Wow! What a timely card message. Your blog is an inspiration. Hmm, I would like to believe patience is my strength. But I really need to work on it, with the grace of God, every, single, day.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 31, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    Love the details and layer ‘s on your beautiful card today, Becca! I continue to enjoy and be inspired by your lovely creations using your border collection. Add in pink and I’m definitely all in on this card!

    I think my greatest strength is probably patience. Not exactly sure how to explain that but it feels right. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMarch 31, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    My greatest strength is the love I have for my family.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 31, 2017 - 3:54 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card with all your lovely touches. My greatest strength is empathy and listening,have a great weekend x x xReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 31, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful card today and I love the inspiration you’ve given us with border die.
    I really don’t know what my greatest strength is but what ever life throws at me I just carry on and try my best.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMarch 31, 2017 - 3:59 pm

    Pretty card today, Ms. Becca. Love the sentiment as well. I think my greatest strength is persistence. Just have to remember it can be a problem as well – there are times when one really should give in and let go.
    Hope your weekend is lovely and I look forward to tomorrow’s blog post! No foolin’!

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 31, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    Indeed, your posts make my Fridays special! What a sweet card. As a newbie to the wonderful world of die cutting, I especially appreciate your extraordinary eye in finding harmony and balance in combining all these elements. You’re such a master teacher!
    I reflected on your question of the day and it was interesting to realize that I consider my greatest strength to be my sensitivity to others (& compassion). In my younger days, I felt hurt by it and saw it as a liability. Now, I’ll reach out to others and they tell me it was at the “perfect time”. What could be better than that? To know what another needs is the very thing I can offer them. Praise God!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMarch 31, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Such a comforting thought.I think my greatest strength is being perfectly comfortable by myself. I don’t need a lot of people around to entertain me. Love your work Becca. Always beautifulReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 31, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    beautiful card. love the colors and the frills and the layers and of course the sentiment. I think perseverance is my greatest strength. if it’s worth having it’s worth working for and towards. some may say stubbornness but that’s not the positive side. :)ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMarch 31, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Love your card/color combo – so elegant. My greatest strength is the strength that my dear husband gives me through his love and never ending support. Happy Friday!ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoMarch 31, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Simply beautiful. My greatest strength is that I am a survivor. I have had my share of trials including breast cancer twice. I beat it both times.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleMarch 31, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Truly wondefuly made! Beautiful words . Thanks for sharing! Your number 1 Fan BonnieReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 31, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    Being steadfast. Hanging there until the job is done.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezMarch 31, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Beautiful card!! My strength is putting others before myself. I always make sure everyone is ok!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterMarch 31, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Hi Becca . Your card is beautiful with a
    Lovely sentiment. Like Jennie Bailey whatever life throws at me, I manage to ride the storm so perhaps perseverance or stubbornness is my strength. Look forward to your post tomorrow. XxReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 31, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Beautiful card as always Becca, my greatest strength is perseverance and loyalty .
    God bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMarch 31, 2017 - 5:17 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca – love your colours, they work beautifully together.
    My greatest strength is the Lord – without Him I am nothing!!

  • Deanna WalterMarch 31, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Compassion, i can easily make someone feel comforted and understood. Just giving a hug can sometimes help alot! I totally adore your cards! Wish I could get win one or even buy some from you!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 31, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    My greatest Strength is my ability to easily understand why someone has hurt me and being so very quick to forgive them.
    That and being so organized.

    This card is such a lovely reminder to reign in hurtful words said in a moment of frustration as the results of the words can never be taken back again and the scars can last a lifetime and because of the wounds festering, it often ruins other relationships you have or will have.

    I am so loving the scallop border! I can see this as a very frilly, lacy, ruffly card with a Cameo in the center of the Becca Bow ;)ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesMarch 31, 2017 - 5:36 pm

    I love this—everything about it! My greatest strength may be my warmth, which comes from truly loving others,. which comes from faith in God and Jesus Christ.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 31, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Beautiful card once again, Becca thank you. My greatest strength is being a loving, caring person.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 31, 2017 - 5:51 pm

    Hi Becca very pretty card , beautiful sentiment gorgeous colours.
    Its been a tough week here ! I believe my best strengths are consideration
    and the ability to share. take care everyone stay safe hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderMarch 31, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    I think my great asset is listening and being able to see “both sides” of an argument. We have had some family problems and I am the one who is always trying to keep peace in the family and keep us close like a family. Love you beautiful card and also the sweet sentiment. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 31, 2017 - 6:41 pm

    Good morning Becca, fab card fab design!!! So sweet!!! My greatest strength I think is just being there for someone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINMarch 31, 2017 - 6:41 pm

    My greatest strength comes from the Lord. Love the card! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 31, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Encouragement. I love the beautifully embossed pink die cut. Your card is gorgeous, and even the photo is so creative!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 31, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    This is another beautiful card.

    I think my greatest strength is listening.ReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 31, 2017 - 7:00 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! My greatest strength Isi patience. I was an elementary yea her for 36 years.ReplyCancel

  • Laverne O.March 31, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    My greatest strength…is being a source of encouragement.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.March 31, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    That is a beautiful card Becca. I like that saying,
    I think I need to write it on a paper & hang it in my room.
    My greatest strength according to my husband is that
    I am cheerful & easy to get along with.
    Myself, I think it is listen to people & not putting my 2 cent in.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 31, 2017 - 8:08 pm

    Another stunning card Becca!

    My greatest strength is my faith in God.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 31, 2017 - 8:24 pm

    ANN ROBBINSReplyCancel

  • Charlotte CushingMarch 31, 2017 - 8:29 pm

    My greatest strength is trying to make people feel good about themselves. This is a very beautiful card. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 31, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    What a beautiful card as usual.Love the print base.ReplyCancel

  • MaryMarch 31, 2017 - 10:57 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca! I love the look of the scalloped border on the background paper instead of a separate border attached in white or a different color. I’ll have to remember this idea!
    I guess my greatest strength is trying to find ways to compliment everyone on something good about themselves.ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherMarch 31, 2017 - 10:59 pm

    Beautiful card as always. I love your style. I think my greatest strength is caring.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 31, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    WOW Becca, what a beautiful card!!! I really don’t know how to answer your question – what is my greatest strength??? Being alone now for 5 months since Jim winged his way to Heaven has opened my eyes to how my friends have been strong for me with all kinds of helps. It will take me a while to discover my strength or strengths as the case may be. Right now it is one day at a time and leaning on the Lord to direct my steps. Ask me that question a year from now and I might be able to answer. Currently everyone keeps saying I am very organized so that will have to be my answer for now – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,

  • MildredMarch 31, 2017 - 11:12 pm

    I’m a listener so I consider listening to be my greatest strength. This card is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Sheri HoltMarch 31, 2017 - 11:18 pm

    Becca, Beautiful card!! I just LOVE that scalloped die. Somehow I had missed it and just noticed it. I think I’m going to NEED that one! I think my greatest strength in compassion and being a great listener. Hope you are doing well!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 1, 2017 - 12:28 am

    Hi Becca. Such a pretty card. As for my greatest strength I do like to be organised. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 1, 2017 - 12:38 am

    What a pretty card, Becca. Love the layers, the texture, the colors…I guess I just love everything about this one!
    My greatest strength is stubbornness/determination.(Although that particular strength can be really annoying to others!!)ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 1, 2017 - 1:16 am

    Such a beautiful card here as always from you Becca. Love the soft purple color to the white, it looks amazing and the sentiment is just perfect too. Love everything about it here.ReplyCancel

  • Maggie PhillipsApril 1, 2017 - 2:06 am

    Hi Becca, this is such a beautiful card and the sentiment resonates for me too! My greatest strength is love and understanding (or so I’ve been told so I open it’s true!)
    Hugs xReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 1, 2017 - 4:39 am

    Beautiful card, as always. My greatest strength is being a good listener.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.April 1, 2017 - 6:50 am

    Love everything about this card! Especially that beautiful border! My greatest strength…..hmmm, not something I typically think about. I gues I could say it’s being organized, very trustworthy, and if my friends or family need anything they know they can count on me. Thanks for the thought-provoking question! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi MortensenApril 1, 2017 - 10:34 am

    Dear Becca !
    Ohh, how I would love to win a card of yours – and this one would be so great, – the sentiments is wonderful. You are blessed with such a variaty of “good words” sentiments, which we cannot get in Denmark. If I was lucky to win your card, I would – not being cruel – but gently pull it a bit apart without ruining it, because I would be so curious to learn from your expertice. :-))
    Hmm, my strenght – I have be told, that I often make others feel good about them selves. That makes me happy. We need that – to feel so accepted and worthy among our family, friends, colleges etc. :-)
    Have a wonderfull weekend every one!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 1, 2017 - 1:58 pm

    Hi Becca, A very pretty and cute card.
    Patience is a virtue that I wish I ‘had’, but I try my hardest to be ‘kind’ and ‘giving’.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 1, 2017 - 3:34 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Stunning card, love the colour and the beautiful dies you have used, that stamp really says it all. Just beautiful.

  • SuzzieQApril 1, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    I love the way you layer your cards. And that Becca bow is so awesome. Until I saw this card I never knew the Spellbinders Label 55 Decorative Element die had a heart in it.ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 2, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    So lovely! Your cards are so graceful and speak to ones heart! Thank you for your passion!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)April 4, 2017 - 6:37 pm

    You so often just hit the right spot, Becca – and your card is lovely! We certainly need more gentleness in this troubled world. My greatest strength comes from my Christian faith – I have to try to remember that daily!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Together Forever and Spellbinders 6x6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder - see full supply list at
Good morning sweet friends!  How does Friday get here so soon, lol?  I’ve shared this card on the Spellbinders Blog but wanted to show it here today so that I could offer it for Day of Giving Friday.  When I showed it before I offered step by step directions on how to put it together and you can see those instructions HERE.  To cut the frame into four neat mitered pieces as I have above, I’m using Spellbinders 6×6 Graceful Frame Maker – you can see a video on how this die does it magic HERE.  The focal die that I’m using for the card is Spellbinders Sweet Words and from that set I’m using the Hugs Border.  At the top of the card I’ve used Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality cut using Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border.  I used my favorite embossing folder – Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder – I think it adds just that special touch of texture to the top of the card.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Together Forever and Spellbinders 6x6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco Duality, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing Folder - see full supply list at
Just as a note of follow up, I went to my friends funeral last weekend – she was a fellow crafter and we’ve been in the same small crafting group that has met every month for approaching 18 years.   It was a sweet celebration of her going home but her illness was pretty short and the swiftness in which it all happened caught so many of us off guard.  I say that because she has been on my mind this week, and her circumstances have had me deep in reflection.  That’s how it happens, isn’t it?  We get so busy with things – some that are important and some that are not.  Yes, there is sadness, but yet she leaves me with a sweet gift to do some course correction and fine tuning to make sure life is as full as it can be.   I thank her for that reminder.

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: Kindness can be as simple as a smile, a hug, lending a shoulder or sending a card.  What is your favorite way to share your kindness?

StampsQuietfire Design –   Together Forever
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink –
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders 6×6 Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Sweet Words, Spellbinders Art Deco – Deco DualitySpellbinders A2 Bracket Border, Spellbinders Floral Embossing FolderSilk Ribbon – May Arts, Tulle Flowers – Hobby Lobby,



As always, I thank you for taking time to stop by – I really appreciate it!!

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderMarch 24, 2017 - 12:15 pm

    Another simply gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Jones tryMarch 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. I have the frame maker die and am eager to use it. Hope you are doing well and please keep posting!
    Beth JonesReplyCancel

  • JanMarch 24, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Good evening Becca. Personally I like to give a hug.Followed by a smile. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs. Jan.xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 24, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    This IS “gorgeous!” ;) I like to send a card for an act of kindness. I think people enjoy the thought that YOU made the card, with them in-mind. That is one of the reasons I prefer to make my cards at the time of need & not just grab one from my stash. ;) (Although, there are times, I have to do this because of time constraints.)ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoMarch 24, 2017 - 12:26 pm

    So very pretty. I send cards to show kindness. I also think a smile and. Nice word goes a long way.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 24, 2017 - 12:28 pm

    Is there no end to your creativity? Emboss a plain boarder. That is SO cool.
    My favorite way to show kindness is to be there is someone needs me. I’m not much of a social friend for lunches and phone calls but I will be there always.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMarch 24, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    I like the hugs frame! And I’m so sorry to hear about your friend, Becca. My condolences to you, he family and friends.
    I like to listen and share a hug. So easy to do, and it means so much.

  • Sharon TarpinianMarch 24, 2017 - 12:33 pm

    So very pretty. I always smile when greeting anyone and try to give a compliment several times a day. Just being friendly to strangers makes them feel more comfortable.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 24, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Hi Becca…sending SMILES and HUGS your way to thank you for your inspiration and kindness shown to me! You are a TREASURE!!!!! Your card is lovely as always they are…thank you for sharing with us!
    I love to SMILE at people as I am on my way somewhere…such a delight to see them SMILE back, even tho’ we do not know each other. A SMILE is such an easy thing to give and always helps to brighten the day!
    Paper Hugs,

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 24, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    Hi again Becca,
    This is one ? (HaHa)favs and I have been tuned in for about 8-9 years. When I think of you, I think Hugs so this cards says it all about you! Always ending your blog with hugs, made me start doing the same.
    I think sending a card shows my act of kindness as everyone of my friends know that I make all my cards. Therefore when a fellow worker’s Mom died, even though we had a little falling out, I still sent him a card as I knew how much his mother meant to him. I later stumbled upon him and he hugged me and said, You don’t know how much that card made to me. I will never throw it away.” I was truly honored for him to tell me that.
    Bless you my friend,
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 24, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    What a lovely sentiment on this beautiful card of yours. I’m loving my frame maker mad often loose a couple of hours trying out the different borders that Spellbinders have created over the years.

    I always try to smile back at people when people are polite to me and to have their politeness returned back to them.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderMarch 24, 2017 - 12:48 pm

    Love the card! I like to smile and offer a kind word at everyone that I meet, whether at work or just in the grocery store. We never know what others are going through and often a smile and kind word can give them the strength to keep fighting.ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 24, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Listening is one of the ways that I like to show kindness. Also just giving a hug for no reason at all. I am sorry about your friend but it sounds like she now with her Savior. Oh yes, thank you for sharing the card. Have a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 24, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a beautiful card! I never tire seeing your craft and how you inspire me to “think outside the box”.
    Thank you for focusing on kindness, we can never have too much in this world. I use all the expressions you listed but my favorite is offering my prayers-especially, when things appear hopeless.
    Blessings sweet lady,

  • Toni LMarch 24, 2017 - 12:55 pm


    Beautiful card!! I enjoy spreading kindness with a smile for everyone or by lending an ear to anyone who needs it. I enjoy spreading kindness :-).

    Thanks for sharing your creative cards!


  • Patricia HowarthMarch 24, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    Hi Becca, A really beautiful card, at first glance I thought it looked like a window frame with a ‘pelmet’ (valance) at the top of the window.
    I love to smile at everyone and I will do anything I can to offer help to anyone, kindness helps everyone and costs nothing.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm

    I usually use laughter as a way to show kindness sometoimes as a distraction but mostly to lighten the load. beautiful card today.ReplyCancel

  • NazneenMarch 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm

    Such a beautiful Card Becca! Loved it! My way to show kindness is to help people without expecting anything in return and also to make them smile and spread happiness around me!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 24, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Fabulous card Becca! Always love your bows the best.

    Hugs are a favorite of mine, but I love making and giving a card for no reason. Love giving cards.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 24, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    A smile goes a long way, I believe! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 24, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    Your cards are always such a breath of joy when you share them with us, Becca. Thank you so much. I love giving hugs, listening to people who need to talk, sending cards “just because”, and smiling.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsMarch 24, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Simply gorgeous as always. I adore the frame maker die and love the hugs die. Listening and offering a helping hand are the easiest ways to show kindness.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 24, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    So hard losing anyone…I like to send cards or a little gift…hugs a lot too…beautiful card as always..ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 24, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is truly gorgeous.
    I find that the best act of kindness I can give a person is time.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumMarch 24, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Such a lovely card.
    I love all your cards.
    I have all your new dies on my list to buy in the next few months.
    I love them.ReplyCancel

  • Jan ScottMarch 24, 2017 - 2:07 pm

    Sharing kindness with a hug and a smile is so easy to do and so much appreciated. Always love your gorgeous cards! I so appreciate all you share. HugsReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 24, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    It’s far nicer to be kinder and offer a smile even if it’s the only thing you have to give.
    Love this card Becca.
    Have a great weekend xxxReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 24, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    Such a beautiful card. A think a smile goes a long way, especially to strangers at the bus stop!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy GMarch 24, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Beautiful card. The most precious thing you can give to someone is your time, so my kindness would be to give someone just that. Whether that would be doing things together, helping out or just listening.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 24, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Love the card. My act of kindness is smile to someone you see in public, but a card is always appreciated by the person who you sent it to. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 24, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Fabulous card!

    I like to show it by being patient with someone when they are nervous or upset about how to do something. If you keep calm you can keep them calm most of the time.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellMarch 24, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    My favorite form of kindness is a hug, but I must say, I enjoy doing them all!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMarch 24, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    “Hello”….a simple word, greeting, acknowledgement, friendship, wishing you well, have a good day. A five letter word that goes a long way to make your day and someone else’s day good. I like to greet anyone with a ‘hello or hi’ while shopping, walking the dog, in the library, in the restaurant. It doesn’t hurt to say it and acknowledge the other person’s existence. So Hello, have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINMarch 24, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Becca, so sorry to hear about your friend. It sounds like you know she is with the Lord. That is the hope we hall have. How beautiful! I love the hugs die. I got it too! I will have to send you some pics of a wedding card I made with it. My favorite form of kindness is sending a card. I get such a blessing from it as well! “HUGS”, LIsaReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 24, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Beautiful card. I make a phone call or send a card.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 24, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Good morning Becca, Beautiful card!!! I like to say Good morning and pass the time of day, smile as you pass by it works wonders.
    Thinking of you sweetie!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMarch 24, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    A beautiful card Becca – and a bitter sweet week for you. Hugs.
    As I am mainly housebound (or at a hospital appt) these days with DH being so ill, I try to send cards when I can to others in the extended family who are also unwell. I also comment as much as I can on others blogs to encourage them in their crafting.
    Of course there is always prayer in the mix!!

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 24, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Becca. This is a beautiful card, as always. Depending on the situation My kindness would be to smile or give someone my time. XxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 24, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Ahh, love your Becca beautiful bows that always give your cards the perfect accent. Now that I am making handmade cards, I generally send a card to show my kindness. Again, sorry for the loss of your long time crafting friend – 18 years is a long time to share ideas with someone. I know you will miss her.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 24, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Wow… this one is a beauty! Love the textures and details!
    Giving my time is how I like to show kindness.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. My brother is going through a very difficult time and I just got home from an 8 hour drive on my return trip from seeing him. I hope my visit was a help to him and that it meant as much to him as it did to me. Rough times ahead as he is diagnosed with Parkinson’s with dementia.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.March 24, 2017 - 7:23 pm

    Becca, Another beautiful card.
    I like to hugs people & help them in any way I can.ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOMarch 24, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love the hugs border. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. My favorite way of sharing a kindness is with a hug. If someone lives too far away for a hug, I send them one in the form of a card. I also like to leave comments on blogs or in galleries to encourage fellow stampers.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 24, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another beautiful card as always.I see you are coming to One Crazy Stamper which is about 2hrs from where I live, Oh how I wish I could come, if it was earlier in the day as I don’t drive much at night any more and it would be very late and I am now a old lady.I would love to see you again, I met you quite a few yrs. ago when I used to winter in Panama City Beach and would go to the Emerald Coast stamp club at Michael’s. At one of the classes I taught how to make a box that held about 6 cards it had a pen and address book I don’t think you would remember. I see the club is no more.I will stop my rambling now. Hugs
    Yvonne (Ont. Can.)ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMarch 24, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca! Love your use of dies and I still like that spellbinder graceful Frame maker. When I want to keep in touch I might phone a friend or maybe send a special cardReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 24, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    So sorry for your loss. It’s never easy no matter the circumstances. We miss our friends and loved ones even tho we know they are in Heaven. Love this beautiful card! I’ll check out the dies coz one of them has caught my eye! TYFS! Love n hugsReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 24, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    I like to send a card as a way of sharing kindness. That old-fashioned personal touch shows the extra effort to let someone know they are special. Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 24, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Listening attentively and keeping promises to pray for others.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 24, 2017 - 8:32 pm

    Oops! I like sending cards, giving hi and hello and smiles to strangers, hugs n love on FB.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 24, 2017 - 8:47 pm

    Just Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I loved this card on Spellbinders blog and love it herre. I appreciate seeing how you used this particular die in your collection. It’s pink too, so perfect!

    I like to send a card I’ve made and include a short poem I’ve written on the inside. I always hop we that it brings a bit of sunshine into the recipients life.

    Have a great weekend, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMarch 24, 2017 - 9:44 pm

    beautiful card! sending a card, a smile, a hug, lo whatever is needed!ReplyCancel

  • RuthannMarch 24, 2017 - 10:48 pm

    Another beautiful card. I send cards and sign with “hugs”. Wish mine were as awesome as yours.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMarch 24, 2017 - 10:53 pm

    Pretty card again today. When I saw it, I thought this is a perfect 50th wedding anniversary card. Our 50th is coming up on April 15th. Think I will try one for my hubby. Depends on how close I am to the person, I start with a hug and smile. Then I make a card with them in mind. A gentle reminder they are not alone. Sincere Sympathy to you on your loss of a special friend.ReplyCancel

  • kay mcbrideMarch 24, 2017 - 10:56 pm

    pretty card! Our friend had been sick alot longer than anyone knew except me. She and I talked every weekend until the summer. I will and do miss her deeply. As an act of kindness I call and check up on people, give hugs or words of encouragement whatever seems to be the right gesture for the moment.

  • TammieMarch 24, 2017 - 11:29 pm

    Lovely card. I like to extend genuine, sincere, personal compliments.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 25, 2017 - 12:20 am

    I Becca. Great card as always. Kindness can be shown in many ways depending on the person and situation. A friend lost her dad recently. I sent her a card of hugs which she said she really needed. And another with an angel on that arrived on the day of the funeral. We don’t live close so it was lots of phone calls which she really appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMarch 25, 2017 - 2:08 am

    Dear Becca! Your kindness shines through your beautiful cards! I think a simple smile is my favorite way to show kindness. A smile is universal…no language barriers! Smiles are even understood by other species….my dogs will tell you that! Sending a virtual smile your way. :)ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 25, 2017 - 3:48 am

    Your Card is like a hug made to my heart. Thanks !
    I like giving hugs but it´s not so appreciated at home. So that I lost its savour, even if I feel an abyssal lack of receiving.
    However, People say they are pleased by my smile, filled with compassion and no judgment.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 25, 2017 - 4:55 am

    Hi Becca this card is lovely I try to give time, hugs and
    lots of love hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 25, 2017 - 5:26 am

    For me it is making a card and offering an ear or shoulder. Beautiful cats!ReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 25, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Being a good listener is a great act of kindness!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 25, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Just as gorgeous as always from you Becca. Another stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • lisaMarch 26, 2017 - 8:29 am

    i’ve always loved this quoteReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 26, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Love this card, only thing I couldn’t find was the design paper you mentioned with that beautiful rose on it. That really helped to balance the whole thing as well as add the subtle color.

    I too love to send cards as a means to share kindness…if I am close locally, I will provide hugging services as well as open ended time for crying if need be.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 27, 2017 - 3:50 am

    Stunning card Becca, your embellishments are glorious. My favourite way to show kindness is being supportive to my husband, friends etc in whatever capacity it takes x x xReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 27, 2017 - 5:15 am

    My favorite way to show kindness is to be genuine. To show true love for my fellow man. To approach each person as an individual who matters and is important. From this vantage point we can speak honestly and truthfully. You can be truthful and kind. Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 27, 2017 - 5:23 am

    P.S.! So sorry for the loss of your friend. Hope you have plenty fond memories of her and of times you’ve shared.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 27, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    Hi Becca! What a lovely card as always!
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend and for the speed of her illness which took so many by surprise.
    I’m sending love and hugs as I’m a bit of a hugger!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMarch 30, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    This is DELIGHTFUL! I love to share kindness by way of handmade gifts and cards.ReplyCancel

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.comHi there friends or rather hey, yall!  Today finds me creating at my desk, I’m editing dies, creating new dies and much, much more!  I have to say these little dies are almost like my children.  I hope, dream and pray over them and then try to breathe them to life; some times it requires a little push and a little persuade to get my more unique designs out there.

That’s quite the case with the dies I’m showing today, they were put on the back burner for a couple of years and released in January 2015. Today when I surf the internet I see quite a few die designers are coming out with dies very similar to these unique elegant pocket card fronts, so it warms my heart when some of my more unique ideas take root!

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at

Today I’m sharing a card made with Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket.  I pulled them right out of my stash today because I’m sad to say that one of them has hit the discontinue list – when it is gone, it is gone (in spite of my best pout and sad puppy dog eyes). Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket is the one that is going away. I will continue to use it here, but I’ll tell you honestly, if this hasn’t hit your collection, you might want to think about it now.  Why am I telling you this? – if I had a dime for every time someone asked me to help them find a die that was no longer available….  Because so many dies are scheduled to hit the market, quite a few of mine are being retired (that retired word sounds better doesn’t it?) so going forward, I’ll identify those dies as I use them so that you can get them before they are gone…

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at
So you see, today my card is really, really made with love – I feel like my daughter is going away to college or something and I have to lay some extra love on her, lol!!  I’ve never done this before – I layered double pockets on a tall card!  And, I don’t think I’ve ever been able to say this, but it’s a flat card.  There is no foam tape anywhere on this card!  Okay, so how did it go together.  First of all the card size is 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ .  Since you would normally need 17″ paper folded in half to get the card base, I used the hinged method I developed HERE but, I constructed the pieces of the card then glued the hinge together at the end.  That way I could fold the tabs for the pockets over the top edge first.  No worries, I’ll explain it all here, so here we go . . .

  1.  For my hinged base I cut a piece of card stock 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ and a piece 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ from cream card stock.
  2.  Score the 4-1/4″ x 9-1/2″ piece 1″ from the top and fold with the 1″ flap facing up, set aside.
  3.  I cut two of each pocket from linen card stock .
  4.  Using the card base panel cut to 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2, I glued Arched Elegant Pocket flap even with the top and bottom of the card.
  5.  Then I folded Swirl Bliss Pocket over the top and bottom with the flap adhered to the back of the card.
  6.  Stamp sentiment on a cream panel cut to 2-5/8″ x 7-1/2″ – mat with your linen card stock.
  7.  Add ribbon around front panel and insert stamped sentiment into upper and lower pockets.
  8.  Adhere front of card to the piece previously set aside that has the 1″ flap facing up.  That gives you a hinged card.
  9.  I cut a piece of card stock equal to the size of the front panel to go on the inside of the flap to hide my ribbon.

P.S.  Don’t you just love this Helen Keller sentiment?

Double Pocket Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket Die and Spellbinders Arched Elegance Pocket Die - full supply list at







Stamps: Inky Antics  
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Antique Linen
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal
Accessories:  Spellbinders Swirl Bliss Pocket, Spellbinders Arched Elegance PocketSatin Ribbon (Gold) – The Paper Source, Recollection Pearls



I’ll be back soon!!

  • Joni SMarch 23, 2017 - 12:18 am

    Lovely card, Becca. I’m always sad to see pretty dies retire, but I do understand why they can’t always stay in stock. (while thinking to my self, “but they should!!!”) Pretty card, lovely sentiment!

    • Becca FeekenMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 am

      Lol, Joni, I think the same thing. I’ve decided to rejoice their retirement instead of wishing it would change. It does open the door for better things but so many of my favorites are going away. Kind of bittersweet, I’d say…ReplyCancel

  • Sarina mcclentonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:30 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. I am so glad you mention which die will be discontinued. I too hate to see the dies retire but yes I do understand. There has been several times I have been looking for a retired die and unable to find. So thank you for letting us know. Keep up the beautiful work you do.ReplyCancel

  • KMarch 23, 2017 - 12:55 am

    This is one of my favorite dies; in fact I purchased a second set so I could lay out and cut a design with one pass through the machine. I own quite a few of your designs and always look for them. APG dies are at the top of my list when shopping.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 23, 2017 - 1:14 am

    Hi Becca,
    This really is a very pretty die and is sad to see it go, but you’re right in what you say the industry seems to be getting huge and there are so many dies Di.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 23, 2017 - 1:19 am

    What a sweet card and a lovely sentiment too. i do love the dies that Spellbinders bring to the market of yours and two or three are my go to dies.

    I’m looking forward to seeing all your new designs, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle SMarch 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! I love that sentiment! So sad dies do retire, but at least they had their moment in the sun, from your creative loving hands. Thank you for giving us a heads up on which ones will retire… gives us a chance to look through our stash to see what we are missing before they disappear.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 23, 2017 - 1:47 am

    Good morning Becca, alas parting is such sweet sorrow!!!
    Beautiful card and the verse is pretty good too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 23, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Such a gorgeous card here again, just as always Becca. And the sentiment is sooo true and beautiful too. Sorry to see this one die go, but thanks god, I was soo lucky to get one of our stores here to get it in here, so I have it safe and sound in my die drawer here to play with, whenever I fancy that. Can´t wait to see, what you´ll come up with next now.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 23, 2017 - 2:07 am

    Hi Becca. Great card and as you say unusual size but i like that! Thanks for the heads up on the dies. I have these so no worries thank goodness.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 23, 2017 - 3:29 am

    So sad to see this pretty die retire , but such a very beautiful card and sentiment to give it a fond farewell.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Pam TasMarch 23, 2017 - 4:27 am

    Hi Becca love you have popped in today !! this card is
    very different as in being flat something different is often a nice change.
    Thank you for sharing and letting us know about the die I have it.
    Hugs PamxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 23, 2017 - 4:46 am

    Hello Becca,
    I adore this die and it is a shame when old favourites disappear but we look forward to seeing what new delights you will surprise us with.
    I remember seeing the film “The Miracle Worker” in the 1960’s which was the life story of Helen Keller. It was gripping and inspiring.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 23, 2017 - 4:55 am

    Hello Becca – I love the unique size and elegant feel of your card today. You managed to make a bit of a messy bow look like it was meant for the elegance of this card! I’m sorry some of your dies are going on an extended vacation. This die is beautiful and different. I will be checking my stash to see if I have it. If not, I’ll be looking for it. I’ve been on a reorganization of my dies so things are in a bit of an upheaval. But…I’m making progress!

    Thank you for so many lovely little piece of art!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMarch 23, 2017 - 5:21 am

    Morning Becca what a beautiful card and such a shame that this die is being retired, but I am sure that the designs you come up with in the future will be just as beautiful if not more so.

  • Kyle E.March 23, 2017 - 6:24 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! Thanks for the heads up on the retiring die. It had been on my Wish List, so I placed an order for it this morning. Love the sentiment, as well. Is it an older one? I was unable to find it on the Inky Antics website. Looking forward to your new die designs.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 23, 2017 - 6:43 am

    I always love seeing your work- so soft and pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy mMarch 23, 2017 - 7:13 am

    Oohh, such a beautiful card! Thanks for showing how to layer the pockets!!! So elegant! So sorry to hear of the retirement…… when a door closes….a window opens. You taught me this! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 23, 2017 - 7:29 am

    This is such a lovely die. When I first started out several years ago in card making the only dies I knew about were Spellbinders. They could be purchased at the local big box stores as the Scrapbook stores had gone away. Once they went away they discontinued the Spellbinders out of the stores and didn’t bring them back for awhile. When they did, we never got to see these really pretty ones. When you’re on a budget and you have enough to purchase a new die it’s hard to spend another$ 7.00 or more on shipping for one item.

    Beautiful card and I do love that Helen Keller sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMarch 23, 2017 - 7:32 am

    Hi , Becca your cards are always so amazing. Yes it’s sad to see this die go but I know that you will come up with even more unique and beautiful dies .ReplyCancel

  • BenteMarch 23, 2017 - 7:42 am

    So sad to see this die set being retired, it is gorgeous
    Your card is beautiful, Becca, thanks for showing us how to make it!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 23, 2017 - 7:49 am

    Pretty card, Becca! Never have to worry about your dies being retired as I buy them when you first release them!! If it has Becca on it, I buy it! As a matter of fact, I am currently cutting 32 of Bliss Pocket for my 16 cards for Card Swap at Scrapbook Expo, Orlando. I will send you a picture when I have it all put together. This is one of my favorite dies, use it all the time. Sad but happy you will be designing more new ones. You keep me broke, girl!!
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

    Such a beautiful card. It’s a shame some dies have to be ‘retired’ but I understand stores have to make room for the new ones.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 23, 2017 - 8:37 am

    A lovely card with a beautiful pocket die. I have this die of yours. By the way, the last time I was in Michaels, they had some of your dies on display for selling. That’s exciting!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a " c "March 23, 2017 - 9:31 am

    I absolutely love the sentiment but it is especially inspiring to know it came from Helen Keller. She seemed to have such a loving heart. Sometimes I think the disabilities that we have (not just those seen outwardly ) are our greatest blessings. The thorn in our side can allow us to become better for God. I know saying goodbye to your designs are a little sad but how blessed you are to have been able to design and watch something grow that has brought much pleasure to so many. I am on a very limited income so I usually have to wait till something is discontinued and goes on sale before I can afford it. So see, you are still able to bring a blessing to others in this way. Cyber hugs my cyber friend, God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 23, 2017 - 10:03 am

    Hi Becca,
    Beautiful card and so are all the other ones I saw. I have both of those dies and many others of yours. Hope all is well with you. TFS

  • NancyRMarch 23, 2017 - 10:15 am

    I used this die in my daughter’s wedding invites, so glad that I have it! It made a beautiful pocket for all her informational inserts.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMarch 23, 2017 - 10:51 am

    Becca, I have the Swirl Bliss Pocket die (so glad) and made a type of box you should us awhile back, beautiful!!! Wondered where we can get the Helen Keller verse. Could you email me? Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 23, 2017 - 11:14 am

    GORGEOUS card Becca!!! The sentiment is ‘oh so true’!!! Sad too to see this beautiful die being retired.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 23, 2017 - 11:54 am

    Whew…. Picked that one up when it came out. That’s what I love about your dies. The do not just give you another beautiful embellishment but the the ones that give you a way to make unique cards or gifts are just too hard to come by, so I snap those up in an instant! Thanks for all your “thinking out of the box!”ReplyCancel

  • BonnieMarch 23, 2017 - 11:55 am

    I love all your work it’s beautiful. I’m your #1fan .Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Oh, Becca. What a beautiful, elegant card. I love these two dies layered together. Brilliant!!! Thank you for the inspiration. This is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.March 23, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    Becca, That is a beautiful card. I really like the saying from Hellen keller.
    You are so creative, I wonder how you do it?ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Thank you for the ‘heads up’. I just added another one of your dies to my cart on Spellbinders, so this post comes at a perfect time. This is definitely a card I want to make.

    Creating this space allows divine energy to flow freely. There’s just no end to your beautiful new ideas. So wonderful to witness.
    I’m so excited to see what’s in store…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 23, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    It’s hard to beat what everyone else is saying about this beautiful card. I have one of these of these dies, yet to be used. I think that is my project for today. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I am looking forward to the new babies coming as the older children leave.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelMarch 23, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    Sigh, this is just breath-taking! Elegantly simplistic…..or simplistically elegant. It is to die for gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMarch 23, 2017 - 1:36 pm

    GLAM, GLAM, GLAMOROUS, Becca! You continue to take my breath away. Love the glamorous elegance of this card. I always find myself drooling over your ribbons and bows. If and when you have the time, would you give us more information on the ribbons you use. It would be so helpful to know the width, fiber content, and weave. Would love to know how you tie them to get them to drape so beautifully. I guess my polyester ribbon is so stiff that it is not as pretty as the ones you make. Thanks a bunch and so happy to see you are designing more dies and cards. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 23, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Hi Becca, A truly gorgeous card !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    Hi! Lovely card and cool, clever way to use the pockets! You’ve been an inspiration to me…..thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.March 23, 2017 - 9:51 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love that quote by Helen Keller. So sorry that your dies are being retired. They are quite beautiful. thanks for sharing such a lovely card.
    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm

    Oh WOW! Takes me away gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 24, 2017 - 2:25 am

    The card is exquisite. The things that you combine are so unique. Love the way you compose your creations. Your perception and craft vision is something to be desired. Can not wait to see the new things that you’re designing. As requested before, please continue the die inventory list you started and include your most recent and new releases. That makes keeping up with my stash easier and prettier. The Helen Keller quote is inspiring. She was amazing, too! Quite the pair, you two make. Your choice of quotes is always on point.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 24, 2017 - 6:59 am

    Love how you used the two dies layered together!ReplyCancel

  • margie vossMarch 24, 2017 - 11:53 am

    just a beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMarch 26, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Love your card. I have always admired Helen Keller and how she overcame being deaf and blind, with the help of Annie Sullivan of course. She is one of the few people that I would have liked to have met. I can understand why she says the best things must be felt with the heart. Many of the things I cherish I have felt the beauty and/or joy in my heart. Such a beautiful sentiment. So sorry about your friend.

  • Karen CouretMarch 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Beautiful card! A great idea to combine those two dies together. I use to never combine dies until I found you so thanks for opening my eyes a little more.

    Is there a list somewhere that might have all your dies that are retiring? I would love to make sure that I don’t miss out on any of your designs because they are my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 27, 2017 - 3:44 am

    Beautiful card Becca, love your attention to detail x x xReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 27, 2017 - 5:20 pm

    Really sad to see this retired, such a classy die
    Ideally wanted to own this.
    Love the card too … simple non fussy elegance. XxxReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMarch 30, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Beautiful! My wishlist moves so slow… they’re still on it. : ) Guess I’ll hafta visit them in the retirement home before they die. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself! lol!ReplyCancel