Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest and Spellbinders Marcheline Plume - see full supply list at friends, one of my dear friends is having a baby.  We already know what it is going to be so no need to wait to start showering them with beautiful joy to signal the lovely life event.  I wanted an easy card but also one with the signature layering style I’ve called my own over the years. You can do it too – the design of the dies makes it easy.  My dies are fairly light and airy and lend themselves to stacking – I start out by pulling two dies that have the same types of curves and where one is considerably smaller than the other. Today I picked Marcheline Plume to go on top because it is quite a bit smaller. The second die that I made into a hinged card is Ornamental Crest. Just two dies, that’s it. I picked Quietfire Design – The Moment A Child is Born because it fit my occasion to a ‘t’ and because this lovely was in my mailbox today!

Here are the steps to make this simple and quick card:
1.  Create your hinged card base using the hinge technique
2.  Stamp sentiment high on your center panel
3.  Add second die on top (it needs an aperture)
4.  Add bow, pearls and flower.

The hinge technique is –> HERE.


Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest and Spellbinders Marcheline Plume - see full supply list at Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest and Spellbinders Marcheline Plume - see full supply list at
Today we have also have little round of up some projects created by the Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team.  Keep scrolling!  :-)


Stamps:  Quietfire Design – The Moment A Child is Born
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Paper Studio Vellum
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Marcheline Plume, PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Kristi Schurr made a lovely card base with sweet floral paper and the eye candy is simply dreamy!  The items she used are listed below.

Kristi’s style is so sweet, clean and elegant with such feminine polish!  Here’s what she used:

  1. Classic Elegance Label
  2. Beautiful Dreamer Die and Stamp Set

Joanna Krogulec gives us two cards using one of my very favorite dies.  Another shaped, hinged card, and the items she used are listed below.

Joanna Krogulec for

Joanna used:
1. Regal Allure
2. Flowers from Isadora Trinkets
3. Flower from Cinch and Go Flower One (white one)
4. Flowers from Cinch and Go Flower Two
4. Tiny Tag Stamp and Die set

And her second card:

Joanna Krogulec for

For this card, Joanna used:

1. Regal Allure
2. Flowers from Isadora Trinkets
3. Flower from Cinch and Go Flower One (white one)
4. Tiny Tag Stamp and Die set

Teresa Horner – dare I say – is already celebrating a holiday that is coming sooner than you think!!  Thank you for reminding us Teresa!  Her clean crisp style casts an icy edge on a beautiful card to kick off the season.  The items she used are listed below:

Teresa Horner for

  1.  Cascading Grace

Melissa Bove can turn shabby on and off, just like the water out of fountain.  She has it turned up on high here with an oval card full of charm.  The items she used are listed below:

Melissa Bove for

Melissa Bove for

  1. Curled Grace Oval
  2. Beautiful Dreamer Die and Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a fabulous day!


Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 22, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    Good morning Becca, what a delight it is to open your email!!!
    Such beauty!!! You make it look so easy!!!
    And your team too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 22, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    All the cards are beautiful as always. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 22, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Such a stunning array of cards – all gorgeous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Kathy sAugust 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    What beautiful cards and such great inspiration, thank you Ladies for sharing and your creativity is endless.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 22, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    Beautiful selection of cards. I am loving the new baby card. I saw a Victorian valentine card recently and your card brought it to mind – the lace, but with a modern twist. Love it!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 22, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    WHAT BEAUTIFUL CARDS, Becca! CONGRATULATIONS to your friend! There is nothing sweeter than a new baby! ;) (AND I see it’s going to be a GIRL! ;) ) EVERYONE did a WONDERFUL JOB on their work! WOW!! TRULY STUNNING WORK!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryAugust 22, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    I am so jealous all your dies are beautiful just wish I could afford them maybe one at a timeReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 22, 2017 - 11:51 pm

    I love shaped cards and this one is just so lovely. Each of your Designer’s cards are beautiful too!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 23, 2017 - 4:55 am

    Morning Becca, Your card is truly beautiful as is the sentiment, and so true !!
    You have an amazing DT, these samples are all gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 23, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Oh my gorgeous card samples, there so elegant, frilly and just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 23, 2017 - 10:33 am

    Gorgeous card designs, ladies. Soft, elegant colors and swirling curved edges. What’s not to fall in love with? ??ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyAugust 23, 2017 - 11:21 am

    How privileged we are to share the talents of this creative “dream team”! I’ve gotten so many ideas from team I will never have enough time to try them – but I’ll keep working at it! Hugs to the 6 of you! the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnaonAugust 23, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Wow – beautiful cards from everyone today. Inspiration abounds!! Thank you all for sharing your art.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 24, 2017 - 1:07 am

    Oh my oh my, you ladies did it again and made such amazing cards here, that I can only sit here and drool all over the place. I just have to get my hands on this set cascading shades, it´s sooo gorgeous and elegant, and my head keep spinning with ideas where it´ll be just perfect for, and you ladies work is just totally out of this world awesome too.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 25, 2017 - 2:17 am

    Wow what a lovely cards. They are real eye-catchers. They look stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Devy CAugust 27, 2017 - 7:24 pm

    Such beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 29, 2017 - 3:38 pm

    All of these designs are fabulous!!!!! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladySeptember 10, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    Thank you Becca for you demo on you tube – I think I’ve got it now – just have to apply it before it escapes me again! You are a good teacher as well as a creative artist. I just love everything you do! Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at
We had great fun earlier this week Thinking Outside the Box during our Blog Hop.  There were many lovely gifts created unexpectedly with dies that normally make cards.  As promised, three lucky winners get dies (from the Vintage Elegance Collection) to play with and the names are listed at the bottom of my post.  I’m popping in today with a card to share and the winner names.  As mentioned before, if your name is picked – to claim your prize simply click the contact tab on my blog and leave your name with your die choice.

Anytime I write a blog post I try to make some eye candy for you to see when you visit.  It’s true that I’m on a gold and cream kick, it’s kind of my signature colors and that flashy gold is something I was using even when gold was not cool.  Well, it’s always cool with me and today I created a gift card to join many others in my stash.  Today I’m using a 6″ x 6″ card base.  The focal element in the center is called Botanical Heart Pair and it is framed with Pierced Squares.  I tied a Graceful Tiny Tag (with tiny matching stamps) on to the bow just to let the receiver know the intent.  Pretty quick and simple!

Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at

Gift Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced Squares and Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tags and Stamps - full supply list and links at
Stamps:  Spellbinders Graceful Tags Stamp Set
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Graceful Tiny TagSpellbinders Botanical Heart Pair, Spellbinders Pierced SquaresPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Here we go!!  The winners are:

Lynda Mellor AKA Loopy Lynda UK
Monika Buzsy
Jans Paper Flowers

Just a note, I promise I will not forget getting these out to you.  A million things are going on in the background but give me a little time and these babies will be winging their way to your mailbox.

Thanks to everyone for supporting not just my blog, but the blogs of anyone who is teaching through showing.  I love Instagram and Pinterest and all the other social media, but blogs are home base for many of us and we’re tickled you stop by and share a kind word.  Sending hugs – this is the best community every!!


  • SuzzieQAugust 19, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Congratulations to the winners. I am loving this gold and cream card design. So elegant. I am in need of your Gracefull Tiny Tag set.ReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieAugust 19, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Lovely card today just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen RoweAugust 19, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    Hi Becca

    You are an amazing woman who has created a life and business according to your own beliefs and talent. Your cards and artistry are second to none, as evidenced by your large ‘fan’ base and your affiliations with large and important businesses in this, our creative community. I admire your work and your work ethics. I would never hesitate to use your links to go and investigate and/or buy from an affiliate that you recognise as I know that you wouldn’t be affiliated with them if you didn’t believe in them. Just saying’…….ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 19, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    HOW GORGEOUS, BECCA!!!! I LOVE that heart die! AND you have made it even MORE beautiful with your touch. SO ELEGANT!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 19, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    Love this gorgeous card Becca and I am soooo excited to be a winner of one of your beautiful dies! THANK YOU so much!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 19, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Your cards are truly a work of art, simply beautiful. Congratulations to all the winners. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Hilda ShawAugust 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 19, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    How do you keep making cream and gold so gorgeous!!!! This is such an elegant card. Seems like everything you touch is fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaAugust 19, 2017 - 8:16 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 19, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Congrats to the winners!! Love your gold and cream cards! Will be catching up on the blogs to see the projects–was a busy week! Love how you are branching out and reaching up! Hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • AletAugust 19, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Lovely card, love your work, always elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 19, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Hi Becca, I always love your gold cards! This one is no exception. Congratulations to the lucky winners. Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 19, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    How lovely to receive a die from this beautiful collection, congratulations to the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl BAugust 19, 2017 - 10:29 pm

    I love your cards and I love your dies. Your cards always have a look of elegance and they are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardAugust 19, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Absolutely Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 19, 2017 - 11:31 pm

    Gorgeous card design! Love the cream & gold. You can’t make too many in my opinion.
    Congratulations to the winners!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 20, 2017 - 12:39 am

    Good morning Becca, yippee I’m one of the lucky winners!!! I can’t believe it Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!!
    Wowza your card today is truly Amazing and I think those little tags are so cute!!!
    I so look forward to seeing your blog and other’s you brighten my day!!! Thankyou!!!
    Congratulations to the winner’s!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan SmitAugust 20, 2017 - 1:01 am

    Another wonderful beautiful card to treasure. Congrats to the winners, I am sure they will enjoy their prize. Inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsAugust 20, 2017 - 1:40 am

    Very happy for the winners. This was a wonderful blog hop. The designers were awesome. My wishlist grew. We were all winners. So inspirational. So, Becca, when the next hop? This bunny ready!ReplyCancel

  • JoannaAugust 20, 2017 - 2:23 am

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Becca, your card is gorgeous! Loving your colours too.

  • ElaineAugust 20, 2017 - 3:50 am

    So in love with your beautiful card Becca,
    Congratulations to your lucky winners .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 20, 2017 - 3:54 am

    What a beautiful, elegant card – absolutely gorgeous!
    Congratulations to the winners
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 20, 2017 - 5:23 am

    Such a gorgeous card here from you again Becca. You always share pure beauty in everything you ever do. I love the gold and creme, so I´m thrilled to see it.
    And a biiig congrats to the lucky winners here too, enjoy your prizes ladies and have loads of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosAugust 20, 2017 - 6:37 am

    Congratulations to all the winners!!! Becca you never disappoint use with your amazing creations!! So fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

  • aka the kardladyAugust 20, 2017 - 9:15 am

    Oh how beautiful this weeks project is Becca – I just love it! I just keep going back to the image for another thrill. Thank you so much for sharing with us – you just keep raising our inspiration higher and higher! Hugs Dianne aka the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaAugust 20, 2017 - 9:22 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Becca!
    Congratulations to the lucky winners for sure
    We are so blessed to even see these creationsReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 20, 2017 - 10:07 am

    Thanks for this beautifully delicate design!!!! I have been trying to do something with this die but could not pull it together. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 20, 2017 - 12:49 pm

    Absolutely amazing card! Elegand and effective!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 20, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    Hi Becca, A fabulous card, I love the cream and gold, and I adore the flowers and tag, a truly beautiful card !!
    Congratulations to the lucky Winners !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 20, 2017 - 6:13 pm

    Oh Becca, this is really a beautiful card and gold is perfect for it. Congratulations to all the winners. Have great fun with your dies.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 20, 2017 - 9:08 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Not only do I love 6 x 6 cards, but the cream and gold are two of my favs as well so…….today’s card it a high spot for me! THANKS for sharing and congrats to the winners.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 21, 2017 - 3:58 am

    Congratulations to the lucky winners! Bless you Becca for giving so much pleasure – blog hop and prizes!
    I love gold and cream/ivory. The combination always looks so elegant :o)

  • Carol RossouwAugust 21, 2017 - 4:13 am

    Another absolutely beautiful card Becca! Congratulations to all the winnersReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 21, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • VernaAugust 21, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    What a gorgeous card! You make the prettiest cards. And I love the way you tie your bows. Have you ever done a video on the way you tie your bows?ReplyCancel

We’re so excited!  For months we’ve been bringing you creative ways to use your dies to make stunning cards.  Not today!! Today, we’re showing you how to make anything but a card.  I issued the challenge that the creative team could pick any die and not use it in the way in was originally intended. What that means for you is everything we are showing today is pretty much outside of the box.  Dies are meant for this kind of inspiration and as you hop around, you’ll be amazed at some gorgeous creations that will have your head shaking.  Yes there are prizes, but have your gift list sitting by so that you can pick out the next gifts you might be making for someone special.

I’ll tell you a little bit about my creation and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as information on how three lucky people can win Amazing Paper Grace Dies.

I keep mini legal pads around the house and because they are so economical.  To make them even more of a deal, I take them to Office Depot and have them cut in half vertically and it doubles my stash.  The resulting pad is long and tall and perfect for list making.  I knew I wanted to create a little portfolio using the Filigree Bookmark Die along with the Filigree Pocket.  So I had my paper pads cut to 2-1/4″ wide and had them cut shorter to 5″ tall.  You can get 2 pads out 1 mini legal pad like I’m showing below.

I cut four bookmarks along with a piece of cardstock cut to 5″ x 5-1/4″ and scored 2-3/8″from each edge to make a tall side fold panel.  I glue a bookmark to the front, back and insides while matching to make it look like it’s one bookmark.  On the front, I folded down swirl motif by half and the half swirl on the front along with the swirl on the back, look like a full swirl.  The half mini legal pad is secure because you simply slide it into a pocket and then there is a pocket on the left hand side of the portfolio to keep other notes or your list for the day.  These tie closed but it would be just as easy to put any other closure you dream of.

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Spellbinders Filigree Bookmark, Spellbinders Filigree Pocket,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, three lucky winners will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Elegance Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the August 15th Blog Post of each Creative Team member – in your comments let us know if there is a project you would consider making.

When to Check Back:

We’ll pick and post the three winners on Saturday August 19th on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winners have two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you’d like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  Please give us a month, we’ll get it to you, promise!

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

To start thinking Outside of the Box, hop to:
Visit Becca      –  at
Visit Melissa  – at
Visit Teresa    –  at
Visit Anita      – at
Visit Kristi      – at
Visit Joanna   – at

P.S.  These are all gifts you can make, yes you!!  Please feel free to ask questions of all the designers in their comments because we all love to mentor readers through making wonderful gifts for their families.

  • Aunty sueAugust 15, 2017 - 9:09 am

    This is so practical and beautiful and we’ll wrote up thanksReplyCancel

  • Susan MillerAugust 15, 2017 - 9:09 am

    This is just beautiful! Love the papers you used.ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaAugust 15, 2017 - 9:21 am

    This is just beautiful !!!!ReplyCancel

  • JackieAAugust 15, 2017 - 9:23 am

    I love the note pads…beautiful creations as always!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 15, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Good morning Becca, just gorgeous!!!
    Love it when you think outside the box!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • JoanAugust 15, 2017 - 9:25 am

    This is a beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 15, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Becca, you are so clever. Always thinking out of the box! I like the idea of the shopping list pads made from purchased mini pads.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennAugust 15, 2017 - 9:28 am

    What a wonderful way to glam up a legal pad. Your creations are beyond amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bAugust 15, 2017 - 9:29 am

    Just adorable. I had made something similar several years ago. Thanks for reminding me. I have note pads left from Papertrey Ink that still sells them but they are 2 1/2″ by 8″. I am going to make some more since I love how you designed your project and they are cute little gifts.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 15, 2017 - 9:35 am

    Oh my Becca, this is sooo beautiful, and definitely one, I would like to try. I have made many different notebooks over the years and this is fabulous and sooo beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 15, 2017 - 9:38 am

    Great use of the small paper pads.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 15, 2017 - 9:44 am

    What a clever idea, Becca! I also use these pads for lists but since I am writing on the left side only, the right side is usually empty & wasted. No more! Unh anh! Thank you for such a great idea……and to make it pretty besides!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonAugust 15, 2017 - 9:47 am

    Hi Becca
    Absolutely lovely…. and so useful xxReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 15, 2017 - 10:15 am

    Beautiful but useful too!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GallAugust 15, 2017 - 10:19 am

    Love the note holder, seems lovely to give as gifts!! Thanks for being so givingReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 15, 2017 - 10:36 am

    This is so lovely, and a great idea for a small gift :))ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 15, 2017 - 10:46 am

    This is something I often make as a small gift for something unexpected.
    Ann RReplyCancel

  • JoannaAugust 15, 2017 - 10:57 am

    Beautiful note pad, Becca!
    Loving the idea.

  • ElaineAugust 15, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Aww Becca you and the team are sooo amazing , i love everyones project , i would like to try to copy every one { no kidding }

    God Bless and take care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 15, 2017 - 11:22 am

    Great ideas and so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettAugust 15, 2017 - 11:25 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. I sure am glad you show us how to think outside the box.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GAugust 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Just loved looking at all the creative teams out of the box ideas. Wonderful journal idea and would love to win one of your dies. Thanks so much for sharing all of your creativity with us! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsAugust 15, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Hello Becca,

    What a clever use of this die. It’s so beautiful and feminine. What female from 5 to 95 wouldn’t love making a list in this wonderful notepad. Great idea for a little gift as well.


  • melitaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:30 am

    I would never have thought of getting the mini legal pads cute. Super cute project!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:35 am

    Hi Becca, Super idea, outside the box. I can’t get there without a detailed map so I really, really love all the ideas from you and your team. Any time a die or stamp gives me more than one use, I consider it a great buy. I’m anxiously awaiting the Becca ‘Coming Soon’ designs–soon is not soon enough. It has been since the beginning of August because I check every day. Keep those terrific ideas emailed our way. I so appreciate you efforts. Thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Theresa GloeAugust 15, 2017 - 11:44 am

    Perfect timing as I start thinking about practical gifts for Christmas for co workers and friends. I love the elegant style!ReplyCancel

  • Betty AldridgeAugust 15, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Beautiful creation and very clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 15, 2017 - 11:47 am

    I had no idea that Office Depot cut paper pads. Very cool idea. Perfect size! I love the way you mix/match prints.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinAugust 15, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    OK…I’m inspired. I love making little paper craft gifts for my friends and family. I have the bookmark die and can’t wait to CASE your note pad holder. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marie FishelbergAugust 15, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Such a cute shopping list holder. Love the look and the different uses for the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderAugust 15, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    What a lovely idea! You are so amazingly creative, Becca!!! I would love to try this project.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonAugust 15, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Wonderful….this is what I love to do…make little special happies.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 15, 2017 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Oh-me-oh-my-oh! I’m going to a women’s retreat in Oct and thought I was all set to make Filigree Bookmarks for everyone but now I’m seeing an ensemble take shape in my imagination…a bookmark and a note pad! I love both your samples! Thanks for the tip on getting the note pads cut – I’d like to think I would have come up with that idea. But, I think not!
    Wow, what a great time to come up with gift ideas! Christmas will be here before we know it and even though it’s more exciting to wait until the last minute (hee,hee), now is a better time.
    Love and blessings,

    • Sandy ArtmanAugust 15, 2017 - 2:12 pm

      P.S. I started the blog hop from here, Becca, and having completed the circuit I must say that your team rose to the occasion, and then some! Beautiful creations – great and useful ideas. In terms of gift ideas, I think your memo booklets and Joanna’s lantern idea will find their way into my craft room in the next couple of months. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McbrideAugust 15, 2017 - 1:30 pm

    Awesome!!, I would like to create some of your mini pads, the metallic one would be nice for gifts oh heck, both of those are pretty stinking awesome and that’s something that can be altered to anyone’s taste!

  • Judy InukaiAugust 15, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    What a fun project. I could see myself making those for just any time gifts.ReplyCancel

  • CatherineCAugust 15, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    This is what I love about your dies: the versatility. And then there’s the elegant design :)ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 15, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I really like this notebook. Such a beauty! I saw some things to try for organizing my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 15, 2017 - 3:38 pm

    Becca I am so excited to see this lovely idea , I need something for Christmas gifts for some friends and guess what I will be making. thank you so much… Love the whole idea of this.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellAugust 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I love everything you make, I enjoy making little boxes.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Darlene JesseeAugust 15, 2017 - 4:06 pm

    Becca, Love the note pads, your creations are truly amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanAugust 15, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    How beautiful!! I love these fancy note pads. What a great gift too! I love your colors, but can envision these in lots of different color schemes. I definitely want to make these! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 15, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    What great Christmas gifts these will be, thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayAugust 15, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Hi Becca! I love your notepad / bookmark idea! I think I could make these! They would make beautiful stocking stuffers this Christmas. Your work is always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us. Love the work of your new design team also.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 15, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Wow, Becca. Your project is so lovely and your team have done you proud too. A wonderful array of brilliant projects. Well done to all!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Kathy sAugust 15, 2017 - 5:27 pm

    Beautiful Becca as always so inspiring and such a great quick gift to have on hand or just make aeap to pretty up the place. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win one of your magnificent dies.ReplyCancel

  • PegAugust 15, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    What an original idea! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 15, 2017 - 6:39 pm

    I love this project and will definitely make it. I like the idea that a note pad could be left on the counter or desk top and actually add beauty to the space!ReplyCancel

  • CherylAugust 15, 2017 - 6:47 pm

    I love this project and would love to make it. I like the idea that a notepad can stay on the counter or desk top and actually add beauty to it!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 15, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Love the portfolio, it would be a lovely gift that anyone would love. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Lisa D StaymanAugust 15, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Thank you Becca for inspiring your team to make something out of the box. I think a few of them made a box! What I especially appreciate from you is that you use the dies in unique ways.ReplyCancel

  • christiAugust 15, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    this is just the cutest little note pad. adorable and so femine.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 15, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    Becca, this is SO LOVELY! We ALL have lists we make! You should see my desk! LOL This would make such a NICE gift! I was just looking at this very die the other night too—the Filigree Bookmark! ;) There ARE some others coming in the mail soon too! ;) (ALL because of YOU!) THANKS BECCA! I am SO LOVING you having this Design Team! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Clare CurcioAugust 15, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    What a great idea to make something “outside” the box! I’d like to try something different, but I’d have to play with the dies first! Very nice!ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyAugust 15, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Oh, how creative Becca. I love little note pads and these are so sweet and darling! What a great way of using the bookmark die… I’d sure make a bunch of these. :)ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettAugust 15, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    How beautiful. I’ve never thought to cut the mini pads into. So going to try this as soon as I go to town. Perfect gifts for friends, family and teachers. Thank you for this idea!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy McDanielsAugust 15, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    Love these… I use HR legal pads at work all the time… what a great idea to make them more attractive and giftable!ReplyCancel

  • VeeAugust 15, 2017 - 8:32 pm

    So pretty, I’ve been in a wonderful folio jag myself and I was wondering how you cut the pad in half? In making my folios I’d like the note pads just a little shorter.
    Thanks for sharing ??
    Smooches VeeReplyCancel

  • Diane FAugust 15, 2017 - 8:34 pm

    I love, love these little notepads. They look so precious & special!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 15, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    How cute! I want to make dozens of these. What perfect gifts – for any occasion. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Becca.
    (And may I say once again how delightful it was to run into you on Monday. <3 )ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 15, 2017 - 8:49 pm

    This is a great idea! I want to make a bunch of these because they would be a great little surprise for any occasion. Thanks for the inspiration, Becca.
    (And may I say how delighted I was to run into you on Monday!! What a thrill and joy!!)ReplyCancel

  • Susan SmitAugust 15, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I love this out of the box gift idea…for a dear one or self. I so love both takes on the note pad covers….love multi use for dies. Inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockAugust 15, 2017 - 11:09 pm

    You have made a super Amazing projects. I love giving away note pads and the style you have made would be so perfect for a gift or just to display. Thanks for sharing your Amazing dies. Love all the Ideas.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 15, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    How sweet us this?! I now have the filigree bookmark die and am putting thus on my Projects I Want to Try list!! Didn’t know O.D. would cut a paper pad in half… cool idea!!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 15, 2017 - 11:33 pm

    Well, it looks like I kept missing the i and putting u… if it doesn’t make sense, swap out the u for an I! ?ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.August 16, 2017 - 12:51 am

    I love this pretty list and bookmark wallet.ReplyCancel

  • CeciliaAugust 16, 2017 - 1:44 am

    I would love to make one and keep in my purse….nice little gift for teachers.ReplyCancel

  • SindhuAugust 16, 2017 - 2:49 am

    Beautiful and very useful one…ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SMITHAugust 16, 2017 - 3:26 am

    U love this idea and it’s so pretty. Cutting the tablets in half b makes a great size for many things!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 16, 2017 - 4:07 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I’ve made some of your “outside the box” projects before as gifts and they have always been a hit. This is another winner. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Karen CouretAugust 16, 2017 - 4:20 am

    I would love to make a project like this to take to a crop as gifts for the ladies I sit with. I really love to make things for others. Love this project Becca. ?ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 16, 2017 - 6:11 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Great gift ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri JimenezAugust 16, 2017 - 6:39 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca! You and your design team have gone over and beyond with the fabulously stunning boxes. I was so thrilled to go to each blog and see their creations with your stunning dies, I was truly enthralled with each and every design!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyAugust 16, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Your bookmarks and little note book are lovely Becca – each one is unique! I’ve made a bookmark but nothing like yours – everything you make is so extra special to me. Your creativity is astounding! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Leanne SAugust 16, 2017 - 9:39 am

    Such a clever project! Your dies are the most elegant I have ever come across.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteAugust 16, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    Very unique and beautiful creation!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 16, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    So unique and pretty!!!! Love the sets!!!!ReplyCancel

  • bobbie EcclesAugust 16, 2017 - 4:32 pm

    Becca, what a great idea! Would make lovely little stocking stuffers or presents year round.ReplyCancel

  • karenladdAugust 16, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Oh, I just love that sweet little notebook. I like to make craft gifts that are pretty and useful, and everyone can use a notebook!ReplyCancel

  • Laura PapercutsAugust 16, 2017 - 5:56 pm

    Wow,sure is pretty. I’ve made a few notepads before. Very fun to do. Some pretty, some manly, some using computer parts. But yours are always so elegant! Hope to win.ReplyCancel

  • Donna PolleyAugust 16, 2017 - 6:57 pm

    So pretty. I love the delicate designs.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapAugust 16, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You ladies are so talented. The way you create things we would have never thought of. I will definitely give some of these a try like, your note book, Joanna’s tea light box & Melissa’s center piece.
    Thank you for creating a beautiful versatile set of dies & thanks to all of your team for sharing & inspiring. Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 16, 2017 - 9:06 pm

    Love todays projects, one elegant and one just plain ole cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyAugust 16, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    Your bookmarks are so pretty and useful! You are a true inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramAugust 16, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    No one on I know is as creative as you. I just love coming to see your posts to see what you do that is exceptional today. In the world of anger it is so good to see beauty somewhere.ReplyCancel

  • Chavi AgarwalAugust 16, 2017 - 11:15 pm

    Ur designs r graceful n just awesome..would love try making book box with itReplyCancel

  • Rosetta JenkinsAugust 16, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Your work is always Amazingly done with such grace and intimate knowledge of the needs and desires of the papercrafter. That assures us that tour products are made with us in mind. I love your art and also your amazing dies.ReplyCancel

  • Marla J. OwensAugust 17, 2017 - 9:23 am

    I love your beautiful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Shari AlbrechtAugust 17, 2017 - 11:26 am

    I love what you did! These are a great gift! I will definitely try this!ReplyCancel

  • LinseyAugust 17, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Oh wow, these are gorgeous! What a great and useful idea!! I just love it!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Becca!ReplyCancel

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  • shartlAugust 17, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    What a great idea to have the notepads cut in half to make cute shopping lists. Your projects are always so beautiful, and these notepads are almost too pretty to use. I would definitely make up a batch of these for gifts anytime.ReplyCancel

  • Minerva RicoAugust 17, 2017 - 7:24 pm

    This is a great idea on how to use the legal note pads. What did you use to cut perfectly the pad in the middle?ReplyCancel

  • treenAugust 17, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    I love notebooks to make lists! I have a million, but i always want and need more. I love for them to sit next to me and match the area where I sit to drink tea and pray. I have so many ideas of what colors and papers to use! Thanks for the lovely ideas! hugs, treenReplyCancel

  • Val BraunAugust 18, 2017 - 2:05 am

    Love your dies and all the great ideas. Thinking outside the box is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl GriebAugust 18, 2017 - 5:59 am

    Lovely. I bought these at the dollar store. Now I have seen a way to make them “special”. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleAugust 18, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    Becca, you are finally getting me to think outside the box. I love your ideas of note pads. This could be an anytime gift with a card. Love the inspiration always. HUGS!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantAugust 18, 2017 - 11:13 pm

    Such beautiful details! Love the gorgeous dies you used!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosAugust 19, 2017 - 8:32 am

    Great idea, it’s perfect to give it to someone as a thank you gift .ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.August 19, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Wonderful gift idea. May use as a thank you gift for our “altar linen ladies” at church.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonAugust 19, 2017 - 5:38 pm

    Who won the blog hop?ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 21, 2017 - 3:51 am

    Rather late to the party! Just catching up on a few days of posting fabulousness!