Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
Oops, who thought today was Thursday?  Bingo, me!  I do have a card to share today that is a simple vintage style that I reserve for sending to a vintage friend or a young girl.  I just love silhouetted pictures – the are so classic and the picture tells the whole sweet story.  This is a card I’ve sent out more than once for just the occasion that I mentioned. Layering and borders always save the day and give so much texture.   Today is Day of Giving Friday! My card shown today is up for grabs to a sweet reader who leaves a comment.

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
For this card I used some classics.  As with most cards, I started with a card base and added decorative paper matted by a solid layer that is inset roughly 3/8″ from the edge except the bottom edge which uses Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One.   For the next decorative layer I used Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven and then topped off with my stamped layer on Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Square.  Between each of my layers I use dimensional foam tape for some lift and dimension.  Final embellishments include pearls and a bow.   The final size is 6″ x 6″ :-)

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770

For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!!  For your comment: What craft would you do if you had all the time in the world?

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=31770
By the way, I breezed right by the details during the hectic-ness of the week but so wanted to let you know that my trip to Canada was amazing!  Niagara Falls was on my bucket list and was truly spectacular to behold.  My vantage point was from the Canadian side; it was raining buckets but that didn’t bother me at all.  To see such God created beauty reminds me to take a second and breathe in life and to forget about the small things petty things that often tug at our attention.  The biggest highlight was the class I got to teach – I met several ”Gracelets” that drove from quite a distance to take my class and just knowing they are out there makes me smile.   Why?  Because so much I do is online and it’s a beautiful blessing to get to meet you all in person.  I also attended a retreat with some pretty magnificent designers :-)  As always the crew here absolutely makes my day – this week I finally had a chance to show you my book that has been a blessing to make.  You’ll see it again because I’m going to make myself use it!!

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Stamps: Retired
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye (Gingham)
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and embossing powder
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty SevenSpellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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  • CaroleMay 19, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    If I had all the time to do what craft I wanted to work on, I would spend my time between making mini albums and greeting cards. Over the years I have done sewing, counted cross stitch, decorative painting, teaching painting, and now finally settling on paper crafting. I want to thank you for sharing your talents so freely over the years. You have been my inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha RMay 19, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    How sweet and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    Becca this card is absolutely adorable, i really love the stamp you used as it stands alone
    without the need for a sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyMay 19, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Love todays card Becca – I’m finding myself looking forward to Fridays to see what you’ve come up with! Thanks for making my day. As for what I would be doing if I had all the time in the world, I would be doing exactly what I am presently doing, creating cards. I am more inspired today than ever at 79. Just had my 6 month check up at the Dr and asked if he could keep me kicking for 20 more years. He winked and said if that’s what you want – go for it! HugsReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Sorry i forgot to say that if i had all the time to craft it would definately be card making and to find the time to learn new skills would be so fantastic.
    I just love learning new skills and find i still know so little about all the different types of cards i could make.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMay 19, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    I would make cards or paper craft in some way. I am addicted to paper and all things pretty (lace, buttons, ribbon etc.) I have seen this card before and truly love the image of the sharing friends. Beautiful colors and I LOVE your bow!! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 19, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    If I had all the time in the world, beside making cards I would like to try stained glass, another great card as usual. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    SUCH A WONDERFUL CARD, Becca! I NEED to buy more of these silhouettes! They’re stunning on cards! SO GLAD you had a nice trip to Canada & are home safely! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Still loving car making, so would continue doing that!!!!
    Really cute card Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • MaureenMay 19, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    What an adorable card, Becca! It made me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    That’s a hard one! I love to scrapbook and to make cards, and I do this often as I see a practical side of each craft. If time was never an issue, I would probably take up counted needlework again. I set that aside when my son was born, and haven’t done much since due to the time it takes.ReplyCancel

  • DaleMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Such a sweet card….perfect for a really sweet young lady. For my comment, I would continue doing the craft that I love…..creating greeting cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonMay 19, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Oh how I love black silhouettes! This is so darling, little sisters! Becca once again a beautiful card my friend!??ReplyCancel

  • DebMay 19, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Well, I may have thought today was a different day, except for the fact that it’s my birthday…and even though I’m 47 today, I still have fun with my birthday…and I never mind the number getting bigger every year. LOL Spent the day with the Man I love for the most part!! Your card is adorable, love the vintage feel…and I agree have always loved silhouettes.

    I think I’m doing what I’d do if I had all kinds of time to craft…granted, I wouldn’t mind trying a few other things, but some kind of scrapbooking (making cards is my thing now) seems to be MY thing. I do enjoy making soap and personal care products, but not near as much as making cards. Not that I’m really GOOD at it…least the coming up with unique ideas part…but sure do have fun playing with the few toys I’ve managed to acquire and making cards when I have time to.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassMay 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    HI Becca,
    Such a sweet, sweet card!

    If I had all the time in the world, I would garden and make cards. Both bring such relaxation to my being and allow my creativity to leak out!

    Happy card making!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMay 19, 2017 - 4:58 pm

    Becca, so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to Canada despite all the rain. The Falls are truly amazing and am so fortunate to be able to see them whenever I want to. We so enjoyed learning from you at our class and hope you will make a trip north again and hopefully the weather will be better for you. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMay 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Hi Becca,
    If I had all the time that I would love to craft, it would be cards, love making them and you have just changed my mind about using silhouettes. Love the way you have used it on the patterned paper. I really enjoy making cards and also paper flowers for the cards.
    Di.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    Love your sweet card Becca! If I had endless time I’d make more interactive cards… I love cardmaking, but especially special ones that move, pop, shake, reveal hidden treasures, etc. I guess it’s because *I* love receiving those cards myself! I appreciate the time it took to create those types of cards.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    This is like the ‘Impossible Dream’ but if I had all the time in the world to learn and perfect a craft it would be making silk thread from the silk worms and crafting it into silk fabric. I always marvel at the labor involved prior to receiving a swatch of beautiful silk fabric. Labor intensive yes, but the final results are natures’ wonder.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 19, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    Such a pretty card today and I love seeing the Spellbinders dusted down and used again, they are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Becca. For me Quilting and Card making. Love this little card. Quite unusual.
    Have a good weekend. Hugs and smiles from the U.K. Jan.xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 19, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card I love it!!! Perfect for any age!!!
    If I had all the time in the world it would have to be what I do now paper craft, knitting , crotchet but more of it : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    Love the gingham check designer paper and the rolled ribbon roses!
    Which craft: I do have all the time in the world but am constantly tired. :(
    However, I do love to quilt and make cards when I have the energy!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    If I had unlimited time (and space), I would make cards and more cards. In between I would crochet!ReplyCancel

  • christiMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    oh becca, you had the best view of the falls from the Canadian side. I’ve been many times and the roar of the falls as it is going over is just mesmerizing. my fav. place. ok maybe second fav. because my hometown has a dam that is pretty high on my list of places to go to to find myself. sometimes I don’t even know i’m missing until I get there. :)

    todays card is so cute and timeless. I love it. blue is my fav. color too.

    a craft that I would do is stained glass. I have played with it a little but time , talent , and space slow me down.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 19, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    I too love silhouettes but rarely make them, looking for that perfect occasion to do so. Yours is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMay 19, 2017 - 5:43 pm

    I love this card, love the silhouettes. I would like to spend more time planning and cooking different ethnic foods with good presentation.
    But I love making cards. Thanks again. Glad Canada was successful and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 19, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    This is such a sweet card . Unknown to most but my birthday is coming up on the 26th. I will not be able to celebrate it though. Family is out of state helping my mother-in-law whose 90th birthday we will celebrate July 4th. We are celebrating it early. Her real birthday is December 17th.

    Sometimes when I see your wonderful cards I like to pretend that you made them for me since I very rarely get a card for the sake of just being loving. Especially now that I have been diagnosed with Dysautonomia -this simply means that my involuntary nervous system, the one that does the automatic operations such as heart rate and breathing, is failing.

    If I had all the time to craft I would craft anything that makes people smile and to help them remember the good times we had together. I love mini notebooks and mini albums and cards.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 19, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    hi Becca
    beautiful card again ,i love it
    I have tried most crafts and loved my creations , but i would like to try Patchwork i have looked into getting a lesson but gosh they are so expensive .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Love the card. If I had all the time in the world – just what I am doing gardening and making cards and gifts. Although, learning another skill would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 19, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    I have that stamp! That is old… I would do stained glass if I had more time.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMMay 19, 2017 - 6:23 pm

    Without hesitation I would paint on canvas and sculpt! This is why I deeply enjoy making sculptured cards! The cards can be completed in a reasonable amount of time, and can be repeated so that I can give one to everyone who wants a card. As of today, I have 18 people that want one of each card. A few extra special people get two cards of each design. Everyone is delighted….including me! Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 19, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Hi Becca pretty card love it when you remind us of
    our older dies .
    Would have loved to have started paper craft earlier
    to busy riding horses lol hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Carol bMay 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm

    Wow, if I had all the time in the world, I would do many crafts; cards, knitting, sewing, rug hooking, felting, painting, mixed media, and whatever else catches my fancy!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasMay 19, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Canada was very happy to see you and have you teach a class or two. I was lucky enough to be in your class at OCS. Loved it. I love to make scrapbooks and cards. And to be very honest…enjoy tinkering with quilts. All I require is more time!!! LOL! Love this card, its reminds me of my youth!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMay 19, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Very pretty card, as always. I don’t think I have ever seen a card you have created that I didn’t like! So glad you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed teaching and making new friends. The Falls is on my bucket list! I have pieced quilts, done stain glass, crocheted, knitted, sewed clothes, made scrapbooks, and mini books, journals, bags, and cards. I’ve been “playing with paper” since 1998, and still love it. There’s so much you can use-from ink, stencils, dies, water colors, pens, pencils, etc. that I never get bored. Have your new book die ordered and can’t wait for it to get here. I will make “My Journey” books for our silent auction for my local “Relay for Life”, American Cancer Society fund raiser. As I work on them, Becca you will be watching over my shoulder, with your encouraging words and tons of love.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    A sweet card from the sweetest person! Seeing your post was a bright spot in my day.

    My very first thought in response to your question was that I would spend a lot more time making cards but that’s a craft I already do. The next thought was I would learn how to do tatting, because I love lace! Between my singing activities and card making I don’t think I’ll be lace-making any time soon, however! I imagine you’d need another lifetime to do all the things you’re interested in, right?

    Love and blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMay 19, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    What a sweet card! I love the paper you used and the color. Beautiful. That is a hard question to answer. I have all the time in the world now. I love doing all my crafts, card making, miniature doll houses, painting and a lot more. I can’t seem to stick to one craft and I don’t think I could choose just one.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMay 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    I absolutely love this card Becca! The vintage look is one of my favorite styles and makes a beautiful card.
    If I could have all the time I wanted, I’d do more cardmaking and explore new techniques. Having all the this lovely time means someone must be keeping my craft room organized and tidy… right?ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherMay 19, 2017 - 9:31 pm

    As always I love your elegant card. My 8 year old granddaughter would love this. She loves to work with me and she is quite an artist. God bless you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamMay 19, 2017 - 9:37 pm

    I would use all of the wonderful cardmaking supplies I’ve purchased. Just can’t seem to keep up with my plans. Thank you for offering you card. I hope it’s me. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaMay 19, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Love this card Becca…silhouettes! I have several that I cherish.
    Your class was wonderful & was worth the drive.
    It was great to meet you. You are a terrific person..a great teacher with lots of patience & I enjoyed it so much.
    Papercrafts/stamping would be craft I’d choose & have done for many years followed by Pergamano which I am slow atReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    What an adorable card! I just love the stamped image….vintage kids and a cat!! I collect antique dolls and am owned by 2 cats. Sweet! If I had all the time….of course I would make cards and more cards. I also would love to get back into making tatted lace again. I love that stuff! Maybe felting and cross stitch too. Sending Spring wishes.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMay 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm

    Love this card, Becca, need to get that classic stamp out of my stash as it is so vintage which I love. If I had more time I would play piano like I used to for hours for my own enjoyment. My mind usually steers down the road of card making. Right now I am trying to catch up on scrap booking for my twin granddaughters who will be graduating from high school soon as I have made one for each of my grandchildren. Keep enlightening me, Becca. :)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMay 19, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Becca your card is beautiful – as ever :-).
    What craft would I do if I had unlimited time – I can’t stop at one, but card making and lace making would be the two I would choose, closely followed by embroidery….
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 19, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    Love, love, love this card. The checkered paper, the die cuts, embellishments, there all just a perfect fit for your sentiment and image. Warms my heart!
    If I had all the time I would love to learn how to do Parchment Craft (Pergamano) by Jeri Kay Jimenez, her work is absolutely amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FarrellMay 19, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    I spend most of my time card making,but like to try mixed media now and then as wellReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 19, 2017 - 11:38 pm

    Awesome card…if I could I would make cards and scrapbook too.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 20, 2017 - 12:00 am

    What a beautiful card here again Becca, I love solouettes, so this really speaks to me too.
    I don´t think, I would do anything else, than I do already, if I had all the time in the world, cause I really love all my different papercrafting soo much, so would probably just do more of what I already do, as I´m making anything I can think of from paper and altered art and home decor and things like that.ReplyCancel

  • AletMay 20, 2017 - 12:24 am

    I would switch up the crafts… Love them all… Card making, sewing, knitting, water colours(beginner), stained glass, pottery and on and on.
    Glad you like the fall the Canadian side is the best side to see both Falls. Next visit… Go on the Maid of the Mist.. The boat tour that comes right up to the Falls. It is so exhilarating to be so close to the rushing falls… It’s a must do to experience the power of the water… A Must do. We live about 45 min from the Falls in Canada and love visiting too. It’s very nice in the winter too with the ice forming from the frozen mist.
    I wanted to go to you class but my mother was ill and I had to be by her side. Hopefully you will come back soon.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 20, 2017 - 12:37 am

    What a sweet card, Becca. Love that gingham!
    So happy to hear of your success and fun adventures in Canada. What a blessing it must have been for those folks to have you teaching in person!
    Someday, someday I’ll have time to do all the crafty stuff I want to do. Right now my bobbin lace is taking a back seat. I have a lovely Buck’s point fan on my lace pillow awaiting completion, but I just don’t have the time…….ReplyCancel

  • Carol EdwardsMay 20, 2017 - 1:18 am

    Hello Becca and thank you for sharing such a sweet card. Your trip to Canada sounds wonderful from Niagara falls to meeting people who adore your work. Apart from cards and mixed media I would like time to get more acquainted with my sewing machine. XReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 20, 2017 - 3:50 am

    What a delightful card that anyone of any age would be happy to receive! If I had all the time in the world, I wouldn’t change what I’m doing – creating cards for all occasions and albums for special birthdays. It would mean I had more time to spend on each one.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 20, 2017 - 3:51 am

    Hi Becca … for me it has anything to do with paper/card.
    If I can turn anything 3D in a happy girl… I’m loving making flowers at the moment. Cute card. I’m at a kids birthday party later today.
    Have a great weekend
    XxReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 20, 2017 - 5:38 am

    This is really pretty. I’m sure it is fun to meet people in the crafting world.ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryMay 20, 2017 - 5:39 am

    Such a beautiful adorable card
    If I had the time I would be making card 24/7ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 20, 2017 - 6:08 am

    Hello Becca,

    Another really pretty and simple card. So sweet! Love the tiny roses. Where would I go to see a Tutorial on the Roses & Leaves?
    Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent with us. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Lorna BaumannMay 20, 2017 - 8:36 am

    I love how you put the silhouette on the plaid paper. Really pretty. I think I will try that too.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 20, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is the most gorgeous card today, so sweet and just perfect.
    I would stamp and colour if I had all the time in the World, but then if I had all the time I’d also sew and knit!!!
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DMay 20, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Oh this is such a sweet card, just love it Becca.

    If I had all the time in the world I would spend it papercrafting. Over the years I have tried all sorts of crafts from knitting to candle making. With papercrafting, there are always new and different techniques to try out and practice with along with new products. I just love making cards for people and seeing their faces when they open them. I love the responses.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca, This card is so beautiful and pretty, I love the die-cuts, I love the gingham and the beautiful bow and flowers and I truly love the delightful silhouette stamp.
    If I had all the time in the world I would be starting Scrapbooking and also hopefully starting Quilting, these are two projects that I haven’t had time to start yet but I really ‘want to’.
    So glad your trip to Canada was fabulous, and the lucky lucky ladies who got to craft with you must have been over the moon.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 20, 2017 - 5:49 pm

    Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 21, 2017 - 12:40 am

    A lovely card! I love the look of silhouettes also but have never made a card with one. I do have some perfect dies for it so I’m inspired by your card!
    I pretty much have a lot of time to craft but health issues keep me from it and I find that frustrating. I’ve always sewn, made porcelain dolls from molds, designed the costumes for my dolls, scrapbook, cross stitch, card making. I love them all but right now I would love a steady diet of card making. I have so many ideas in my head but my health just interferes. I know God has a reason for this season of my life so I’m trying to move forward with faith.

    God bless you, Becca! I love your new dies and can’t wait to see more of your newest collection.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such a pretty card, Becca! Everything works so well with the silhouette.
    If I had more time, I would love to make jewellery, do machine embroidery, start using my knitting machine again, learn more advanced icing techniques – oh the list could go on and on!
    Just off to make another card :o)
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMay 21, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Such a cute card! Wow! Difficult question! I enjoy so many things. I do cross stitch, crochet, Swedish weaving, card making, and I was learning to do stained glass. I guess I would ultimately have to say making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 22, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Saw your blog post the other day then forgot to comment. This card is pretty! Great card for any age. I love the silhouette look. It is simple yet makes a statement.
    If I had all the time in the world it would be making cards, playing especially with my APG dies & scrapbooking. I also do enjoy making paper sculptures with my silhouette machine if time allows.
    Have a lovely week! xReplyCancel

  • ernestineMay 23, 2017 - 8:12 am

    I love this nice card ! If I had all the time in the world, I would do painting … the nature gives us so much to save on a Picture. Hugs, ErnestineReplyCancel

  • JesseMay 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

    Another great card! Reminds me of my childhood, many years ago!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 27, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    I’d do more cardmaking!ReplyCancel

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
Good morning sweet friends, today’s post is long – I hope you read it all!  On one of the last Day of Giving Friday’s I asked you all what you collect.  A million guesses what I collect . . .  Well, I collect many things but as a guest in my house you would immediately know my love for books.  They are a comfort, they are beautiful, they are brimming with knowledge.  As a child if there was something I didn’t know, wanted to create or wanted to fix, I knew the answer was in a book.  It’s no wonder why, when give the opportunity to create, I created a book die – Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet. It’s very close to my heart because although you know me for cards, this is the signature type of gift that I personally give.
Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I recently taught a group of fellow designers with the AFCI Canada, a technique driven project.  It is hands down one of my most favorite projects that I’ve ever made.  I’ve shared teaser pictures on Instagram because I didn’t want anyone to see it before I taught it, but I’m so happy to share it now.  As I mentioned, I often work with paper, and cards sometimes seem that they are of a temporary nature, but this project is one of permanence and one I sweetly hope, of legacy.  To get things down pat, I made several of these and each will serve a purpose; one will be a gratitude journal and one will hold my favorite quotes.  I have no doubt that as a handmade, this will go into my keepsake box, with my writing, and thoughts, as a part of me.  I can’t imagine it would ever be thrown away – as might happen with one of our card – but stowed away for the memories locked inside.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I’ve used my newest die, Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet to quench this thirst I seeming have for permanence.  No two ways about it, I have been obsessed with this die and it is filling my creative soul to the brim.  In fact, in late June there will be two add-ons to support this Booklet die and make it a more valuable stash investment.  You’ll see it a lot this month as I show you the other planned use as a mini card and with mini card sets for gifting.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
If you want to, you could make this book right now without a big fancy tutorial from me, I’ll explain.  The book is made using 2 pieces of matboard/chipboard covered with a scrap of linen that I ran through a Xyron machine and holes were poked using the pointed end of my Spellbinders Tool in One.  This book contains 10 sets of pages with a thin resume paper (purchased from the office supply store) which allowed me to cut three at once.  The decorative inserts from the die, were used on the inside covers and hide all the raw edges visible after applying linen to the front and lace as an embellishment.  I used my embroidery machine to embroider the lovely chocolate teardrop motif and snagged a heart locket from my button stash. (Because someone will ask, this heart locket is no longer available separately but can be purchased as part of a kit HERE. Take it from me, I know because I tried to get them for my class.  There is but a small stock of these remaining).

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

Pearl cotton embroidery floss was used for the stitching.


Lets talk about the stitching – it just in and out of the holes made by the die; when finished, it looks like a braid.  It’s not difficult and because I don’t do this every day, it’s kind of like when I pick up my knitting needles – I need a little refresher and then I’m off.  I have several bookbinding books but there’s a very accessible reference I recommend having by your side to learn and as a refresher.   In fact, my recommendation if you want to give it a try – is to get in your car and go to the store today and pick up $5.99 magazine by Better Homes and Gardens – MakeIt Yourself – Spring/Summer 2017 Edition.

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog
I  did this project to prove that if you wanted to take a baby step into binding a book, that you don’t have to buy any special tools and that it is not complicated.  I’ll warn you, you cannot make just one.  After teaching this, the emails came.  People who never worked in paper admitted they were gathering these few supplies to make more.  Sharing, enabling, encouraging?  I’d say my job is done :-)  Please have fun with this, and yes, I still love to make cards!

 


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Stamps:  None 
Paper:  Any 24lb weight paper – similar to a typewriter weight – best source is resume paper
Ink: None
Accessories:   Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet, Vintage Lace, 100% Linen from Joanns, A Gilded Life Pendant (Spellbinders)

Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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P.S.  I have also made bound books with this die which I’ll share in the future.  I love this configuration because it goes together easily and lays flat which makes it perfect for writing in!  Off to have some tea and do some writing.
Bookbinding Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die - full supply list, links and walk through at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog

 

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  • Kay McBrideMay 16, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Wow that is beautiful!! I am. Curious about the binding. TFS
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • IreneMay 16, 2017 - 12:22 pm

    My filigree booklet die is winging its way to me now…I LOVE this one!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMay 16, 2017 - 12:31 pm

    Oh Miss Becca, you have touched my heart. I love making books and for someone who didn’t care for school I am sure I must have been a book maker in another life. Not really because I know this is the only life I have had and will have until called home to eternity. I’m going to need this die and it is on my wishlist which keeps getting longer and longer. LOLReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 16, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    So very beautiful Becca , you are just one lovely talented Lady.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 16, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Wow Becca!!!!! This is drop jaw gorgeous. Hope you will be sharing more pics of the inside as well. I am so impressed with the tear drop motiff that you made with your embroidery machine. It is stunning. Looking forward to more on this project and on the upcoming dies. What a fabulous project and I am sure you would want to make more then just one once you got started.
    MarcieReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeMay 16, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    I love it as I do all your work. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    This is a wowzer! Little books just capture my heart! Well anything actually made of paper does! I’d like to pursue how to make this little delight as I can think of a lot of gals who would love receiving something so sweet and useful and personal!ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaMay 16, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    Your link to the booklet die takes me to the S3-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag instead of to the booklet die. I can find the die by searching for the number but just thought I’d mention that FYI.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 16, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    How beautiful and a lovely keepsake to treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 16, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Isn´t there anything you can´t do Becca? This is sooo gorgeous, and I´m blown with the whole project here. You just keeps on amazing me with your skills for creating. Keep it comming hun, I love it all.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMay 16, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    Beautiful Becca, another take on the one you showed us in Canada at our class. This die is so useful in many ways. Trying to figure out how you did the binding with all the mini booklets so they are all together. Perhaps you might explain this in a blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyMay 16, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Becca you just keep amping it up. The book is beautiful and a wonderful way to use the die and our crafting skills to make a perfect keepsake. I got my Platinum 6 Machine for Mother’s Day (thanks for the scoop to Paula Jones at your workshop and for Cathie Weary for telling my I could use a coupon for it), and am waiting for my filigree booklet die to arrive so I can start my latest obsession. I’m in awe of your unending creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 16, 2017 - 1:26 pm

    Stunningly beautiful!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 16, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    BECCA,
    So this is what you taught in Canada!! Oh my gosh, it is so beautiful! Unbelievably georgous! I love little books like this. You are amazing!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 16, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    This is SO LOVELY, Becca! I’ve been interested in book binding, but didn’t want to purchase one of those expensive machines! LOL THIS IS GREAT! I can see using it for personal thoughts & quotes & tucking it away… ;) I look forward to seeing the other little books you’ve made! ;)AND can’t wait to see what else comes out to coordinate/additions with this! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 16, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    How lovely!! What a treat in this world of emails and texts to return to the elegance and permanence of a paper book. I confess, I use my iPad for everything from reading to note taking to organizing to Bible Study… and so on.But I might have to go back to the beauty of writing in one of these pretty books.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMay 16, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    My husband was a book binder for many years. With the advent of the internet, most binderies have been closed! But there is nothing like the feel and the smell of a familiar, favorite book! I love this little book, and eagerly await a tutorial, as I would love to make some! Thank you Becca, for sharing your creations, and your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMay 16, 2017 - 3:07 pm

    You never cease to amaze me. What a gorgeous product and lucky is the person who receives it. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Debra KenworthyMay 16, 2017 - 3:09 pm

    Although I haven’t commented before I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your creations and posts. I’d love to get hold of your filigree book dies but can’t find a UK stockist. Do you know if they have reached here yet or will be getting here at all. I don’t want to order direct as customs charges can be absolutely ridiculous here. Thanks, Debra xReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 16, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Wow Becca … xxReplyCancel

  • TheresaMay 16, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Sooooo gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryMay 16, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    LOVE IT LOVE IT SO GORGEOUSReplyCancel

  • JoannaMay 16, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Loving this little book.
    JoannaReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 16, 2017 - 3:44 pm

    Wow Becca , this is gorgeous! Those lucky ladies in Canada that got to learn how to make these with you. Wish Australia wasn’t so, far away so we can get an opportunity for you to come & teach us Aussie’s a class! I have never doen anything like this but would love to give it a shot xReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)May 16, 2017 - 3:52 pm

    WOW!! Becca you have excelled yourself. This is BEAUTIFUL! The cover is stunning, just love the embroidery and the heart. I too love reading real books and have lots including the ones kept from my childhood like Anne of Green Gables and Heidi. Using your Filigree Booklet die you could make personalized yearly diaries as Christmas gifts for family and friends. It has lots of possibilities. I love your cards but this is awesome. Hugs, JeanetteReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganMay 16, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    This has it all; grace, beauty and, since it hold one’s innermost thoughts, spirituality. I absolutely love it, like everyone who sees it! I had never even considered making a gratitude diary, but now I’ve started a list to give! Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 16, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Hi Becca what a great idea I love this it would make lovely gifts to give to family and friends, like you said you can’t make just one. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 16, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    I AM IN Love!!!! These are just awesome. I love making Journals and my own post it notes pads. I love the lace where did you find it? I have a English gal I love to watch make Shabby Chic crafts on YouTube and that is where I order a lot of mine.ReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 16, 2017 - 5:44 pm

    Outstanding! Every stitch, color, and detail is perfection! Wish we lived closer so we could connect in a book club, both reading books and making books. It would be a double duty inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 16, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Good morning Becca, yet again you’ve knocked it out of the park!!! You clever lady!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 16, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasMay 16, 2017 - 6:37 pm

    Becca, this makes my heart sing! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMay 16, 2017 - 7:02 pm

    Very beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMay 16, 2017 - 7:06 pm

    Oh this is so beautiful, I’m putting this on my wish list for sure. Love the vintage look!ReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMay 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    Oh, Becca! This is a beauty. I am with you 100%. While I am a card maker, I’d love to give paper projects that will last and useful! I will have to give this a try! Got to get the die set and the magazine!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 16, 2017 - 9:30 pm

    Just WOW!!! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 16, 2017 - 10:54 pm

    Love this book!! Everything is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardMay 16, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    OH MY GOSH!!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! MY TONGUE IS HANGING OUT AND I THINK I’M DROOLING!! “o”ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 17, 2017 - 1:39 am

    This booklet is so charming and is just lovely! What a grest new die! What is the size of the finished booklet? I tried to find it on Spellbinders but it wasn’t listed. Thank you for such beautiful art!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMay 19, 2017 - 10:33 am

      Hi Sandra, thanks for your kind words! The book is 3-1/4″ by 4-1/4″, roughly the size of a passport.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMay 17, 2017 - 2:27 am

    This is beautifully done Becca. I can also see it as a very special gift to someone! although I would like me one for those special thoughtsReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 17, 2017 - 3:02 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! this booklet die set looks fabulous. Your embroidery is magnificent and your book looks truly stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Sandra LesleyMay 17, 2017 - 3:12 am

    Beautiful…..my imagination has been sparked with this project. ThankyouReplyCancel

  • KathymMay 17, 2017 - 6:13 am

    So innovative!!! With your example and dies….I think I can do this!!! I have always been curious on how to make this type of book….and now it is there for my making. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 17, 2017 - 8:34 am

    Hi Becca can’t wait to get this die thanks for all you do
    Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 17, 2017 - 8:38 am

    Aaah, books! I would have thought you would have a collection of antique buttons and luscious silk ribbons. Your journal is so lovely that you made. I am impressed that you also did the embroidery piece on the front of the card. It’s nice when another of our collections can be intergrated into our current projects, or current obsession. I remember that you like to make journals for your overnight family members and guests. You are so thoughtful! Looking forward to seeing more of your “book” dies.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 17, 2017 - 9:24 am

    Be still my heart! Becca, you have just shown me my future. As I mentioned in a previous post most of what I collect are books, mostly “HOW TO”..books. I have at least 10 books on how to make one, including binding instructions and layout. Your creation is absolutely beautiful and I am speechless. I cannot wait to move and have my own space in order to create “books”. There are some very special friends I will leave behind, but your idea of gifting yours with a “Journal” is a wonderful idea. Just might do that if time permits. And if not, they surely will get one in the mail. Thank you Becca, for all of your surprises of creativity. Hugs,
    SaraReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 17, 2017 - 11:15 am

    OH. MY. GOODNESS!
    That is adorable and I’m just blown away by your creativity and the machine embroidery!
    You have spurred me on to dust off my embroidery machine and see what the possibilities are there. It has been under cover for too long!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Wanda MMay 17, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    WOW!!! Amazing indeed…Love it”ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 18, 2017 - 7:28 am

    Oh my dear Becca, You just never seem to run out of ideas. I just love this. How stunning. I am going to have to run out as quick as I can and see if I can find the magazine you suggested. Thank you again for another winner. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • RobertaMay 18, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    Beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 19, 2017 - 6:38 am

    WOW! Love, love, love this project! I have made booklets before but mine used spiral metal spines. I soooo have to get this die and give this a try. Just in time for my daughter’s wedding…book for guests to write hints about marriage?ReplyCancel

  • Lisa PosthumaMay 20, 2017 - 6:28 am

    This is a lovely gift! What kind of embroidery machine do you have?ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 20, 2017 - 9:02 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunning and a “must make” for me. I’m going back to read what and how, and will write down the instructions and hope for the best!!!! I would imagine stitching the sheets is a bit like stitching pergamano together (hopefully). Anyway, I’ll give it a go.
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleMay 21, 2017 - 11:20 am

    I just bought this die set and was curious on how the construction was done. First place I checked was your blog and low and behold there it was. My granddaughter was just married the 19th of this month and wanted to send little photo books to family members who could not attend. Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.May 22, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Like your book very much. I also enjoy making books.

    How do I know how much your dies & stamps are?ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    A beautiful project! Your embroidery piece is exquisite! I thought it was a lace. Love the mini book. I’ll be trying to make one like it. I can see many uses for memorable thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Paula jonesJune 3, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    I recognise the table mat under the book. You bought it at tjat it at neat store in niagara on the lake.:)ReplyCancel

Scripture Card Making Ideasy by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence - full supply list and links at www,amazingpapergrace.com/blog
Happy Friday, and of course today is Day of Giving Friday! My card shown today is up for grabs to a sweet reader who leaves a comment.  I randomly pick the winner from the comments and send the card out anywhere in the world.  Okay on to my card for today – this is one of my all time favorites and someone gets it in their mailbox.  I think I pulled this card out of my stash because (1) It shouldn’t be sitting in a stash – it should be in someones hands to use or love (2) It just goes to show you that an older card done with classic dies can still feel current today.  I love this card as much today as the day I made it and would have no trouble sending in out.  For this card I use a basic layering trick that I reach for all the time.  I’ll explain.

Scripture Card Making Ideasy by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence - full supply list and links at www,amazingpapergrace.com/blog
It’s very easy to make cards by using ”card front” dies, as a matter of fact, that’s what I design most of the time.  Today I’m using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace and on top I have layered Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence.  If you pair the largest card front dies with a medium or smaller card front die the largest pairing of layers is simply grand.  Remember, you can use these separately to make either a large or small card, but they are lovely when paired together.  When I go through my stash of dies I audition all of my card front dies this way.  I’m always looking for two pairings that are offset and give me a great decorative border but are not too noisy together.   As you can see, the decorative edges from Mystical Embrace peek out enough to look like a border, strictly because of the sheer size of the die.   Then the more petite A2 size is a great platform for the embellishments and sentiment that go with the card.  The final size is 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ :-)

Scripture Card Making Ideasy by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence - full supply list and links at www,amazingpapergrace.com/blog
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!!  For your comment: Do you keep a stash of cards or make them as you go?
Scripture Card Making Ideasy by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence - full supply list and links at www,amazingpapergrace.com/blogScripture Card Making Ideasy by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence - full supply list and links at www,amazingpapergrace.com/blog

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Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps 
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Putty Cardstock
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders 5 x 7 Mystical Embrace, Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

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Have a lovely weekend sweet friends!  I’ll be back soon!

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  • Connie LudgateMay 12, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Another beautifully elegant card Becca. Your talent is amazing. I was just making cards as I needed them, but lately I have started making cards and putting them in my stash so I always have something ready to “finish” depending on what the occasion calls for. I so love all your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.May 12, 2017 - 12:19 pm

    I can never manage to stay ahead of my need for cards, so I make them as I need them. Another absolutely stunning card from your stash!! Thanks for sharing yourself and your cards with all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterMay 12, 2017 - 12:19 pm

    love, love, love this card!! and I love that sentiment!! I have quite a stash, but if I see something I want to case, lol!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HillsmanMay 12, 2017 - 12:20 pm

    Happy giving Friday and Happy Mother’s Day. I make my cards as. I go because for each person I give a card to and I want them to know I put in the work for them. And each one represents themReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 12, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    I tend to make as I go, but I have such good intentions of having a stash! Just doesn’t seem to happen!
    Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMay 12, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Lovely as always. Yes I do both. Stash away cards and then start all over when something comes up. Sometimes my stash just isn’t right. LOLReplyCancel

  • christiMay 12, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    most of the time I use my stash. every now and then I have a particular idea and make it on the spot. we have a group of ladies that get together 3-4 times a year and that’s when I make the “ideas” that I have been thinking of. sometimes they work others eh not so much. this is a beautiful card. just so you know, most of the dies I have are because I have seen you use them in your beautiful cards. I guess that makes you an enabler. :)ReplyCancel

  • Terry SucheckiMay 12, 2017 - 12:26 pm

    I try to keep a small stash of a variety of cards, but never fail, I never seemed to have the right one. So I got smart and did everything on several different cards and just left off the salutation, i.e. Happy BD, Get Well, Thinking of You, etc. As needed I attached the appropriate greeting and am ready to send after I write a short note.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GREISSMay 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    Beautiful as always Becca!Your creativity is simply amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaMay 12, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    I keep a stash and oh boy! it has saved me many, many times. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, you are a great inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaMay 12, 2017 - 12:41 pm

    Beautiful card Becca & one of may favorite verses.

    I make a card as I need one & not always on timeReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleMay 12, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    I simply love ?? that verse it kind of reminds me of my daughter . Love the card it shows you passion for what you do. The verse makes me fil good soul! Thank you for sharing freind.
    Now for the you asked …. I wish I could say I had a stash I have so busy I have had to say I make them as I go. However, I do make things to go on my cards or just play around in between.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMay 12, 2017 - 12:44 pm

    Yes, I try to keep a stash of cards, however, sympathy cards seem to go out faster than the rest so that’s telling me we are getting that age. :( Thank you for your enlightening talent that you share, love, love, love them allReplyCancel

  • Suzann AndersonMay 12, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    You never cease to amaze!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMay 12, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    I keep a stash of some cards, but special ones I make as needed!ReplyCancel

  • JanetMay 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    Oh Becca, that is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for being willing to share your passion for cardmaking.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 12, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I love this card today, it’s very similar to one you showed a few years ago and which I loved so much that I made some very similar.
    I always make birthday and anniversary cards a couple of months in advance, and GWS and Sympathy cards as I need them. However, after having an accident and unable to make cards for the time being, I am going to make a crafty stash as soon as I am able as it would have been so handy to be able to just dip in to it!!!
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • JanetMay 12, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Becca, to answer your question. Cards that I make during my hostess club I usually keep. Then there are other times I make cards for a special occasion and mail those or give them to the person I made it for. Then there are those I made by special request and sell.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMay 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I just love your bows and feathers are one of my favs right now. Love the color combo of your card. Very soothing. I have a nice little stash!!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    Absolut gorgeous card here as usual Becca, and will fit perfect for most occasions too.
    It´s been years since I´ve been able to keep a stock on cards, I´m afraid. With 4 kids and 9 grandkids, there´s always someone who´s just in need for any cards, I ever make, so they never grow old here, and I most times have to make them as they´re needed, cause if I finally manage to make a lot, there´s always some, who´s grabbing them as soon as they´re finished LOL. But I guess I shall be glad, they like them enough to grab them right away ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead now everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerMay 12, 2017 - 1:08 pm

    This is just an elegant card with the perfect saying. I love it created with these soft colors! Perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb HarveyMay 12, 2017 - 1:08 pm

    Becca: what a beautiful card. The sentiment is perfect with the style of this card. You too have an”Amazing” talent.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara FlanaganMay 12, 2017 - 1:09 pm

    I love this over-the-top glorious card!! I have never seen the pearls paired with the feathers, but it is so lovely. No, I can’t keep a stash of cards in general, as I prefer to be inspired by the person I’m creating it for. It is so much more fun to tailor the cards to what I think will excite them. Thank you for all your inspirational ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 12, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    Beautiful card Becca…would be delighted to be able to display it in my Studio!!!
    I dooooo keep a Stash of cards and sometimes it is difficult to ‘let go’. Then I find just the right one for the occasion and that card MUST be sent!!! Oh the woes of the crafter – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Christine RayMay 12, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    Oh definitely a stash. Gorgeous card again Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Pam ShusterMay 12, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    Another beautiful card. I try to keep a few basic cards available to I can just add a sentiment, but mainly make as I need. I get such wonderful inspiration from you and I know who this card would go to if I were to be so lucky!ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMay 12, 2017 - 1:29 pm

    Lovely card, Ms. Becca…love the taupe, the layers, and the sentiment. As always, it works perfectly with your style showing through.
    I have a stash which I draw on for quick needs for those who aren’t really “close” friends. But for close friends and family, I make specifically for the person – their colors, and for that occasion, illness, etc.
    Hope your weekend is lovely!
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyMay 12, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    Another stunning card Becca — I am totally in love with it. I have a dear friend who is in stage 4 cancer (just taking it one day at a time) and this card is perfect for her. I have the dies you used and will attempt to replicate yours. You are so inspiring.

    In answer to your question, I usually have a “go to” stash of cards, but I have depleted it… I am sending too many sympathy cards, so I need to replenish my stock…making sympathy cards when I NEED them is more difficult for me.ReplyCancel

  • TammieMay 12, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    This is a super color combo. I love the taupe and the way you made the feathers as pretty as swirls and flowers. Comment: I have been part of a card making group for thirteen years. So I usually have a stash of cards I can bundle as a gift. Occasionally, I will use a card from the stash. However, lately I have been making “custom” cards.ReplyCancel

  • BenteMay 12, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous!
    The beautiful color combo and the details make it so elegant.
    I try to keep a stash of cards, but always end up making new ones when in need of a card for a special occasion ;))ReplyCancel

  • Sherry BissellMay 12, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    Gorgeous card! I belong to a couple of card kit clubs so, I have a huge stack of cards ready to go.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMay 12, 2017 - 1:52 pm

    Wow what an Amazing card. I wish u lived closer then we can get together and make cards. Also this card would look so good in a frame on my wall like some I have made for my Husband. I would be honoured to put this nect to ones I made for my hubby. thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your cards with us all. Hugs AnitaReplyCancel

  • Jewel ArmstrongMay 12, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    A beautiful card and sentiment Becca. Psalm 91 is a favorite Bible verse of mine.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesMay 12, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    This is elegant, Becca. Your recipe is easy, but you have such a gift for combining color, motifs, ribbons, trims , and sentiment for a classy and unique card.ReplyCancel

  • Judy SchaubMay 12, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Hi Bekka,
    I am new to your website and blog. I’m impressed with the beauty and complexity of your cards. I have been making cards as I go, because I seem to need to know whom the recipient will be before I can get started. However, I am coming to realize that I will send many cards to the same people each year. So, I can look ahead to annual events. The card you have shown for this week’s giveaway is so stunning in its’ sentiment and execution, and would be perfect to give when a loved one faces a great challenge or a great sorrow. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. They are most inspiring.
    Judy SchaubReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 12, 2017 - 2:26 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    What a lovely card! The “putty-colored” paper really looks sophisticated with the cream, especially with the pearl accents.
    Thank goodness I keep a small stash of cards because they have come in very handy, at times…like today! I prefer custom made cards, though.
    Love & blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Pam KellyMay 12, 2017 - 2:33 pm

    So beautiful, Becca. One of my favorites, as well. I have quite a large stash of cards which I access frequently; but I am often inspired to make a card from scratch after seeing someone else’s lovely creation.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FMay 12, 2017 - 2:39 pm

    So beautiful & elegant! As I go.ReplyCancel

  • Olga JewellMay 12, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    Another award winning master piece!!!ReplyCancel

  • tina hallMay 12, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Your cards are amazing becca i would love to be able to make such beautiful cards like yours .i try to keep a little stash going and often look at your website for inspirationReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 12, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Becca! Yet another glorious and stunning card….I love the verse too. You are such an amazing lady! I have to admit that I am always behind on my card making. I make each card to fit the person….however I always have a few die cuts and embellishments that I’ve made that didn’t work for a particular card. So I do have a stash of bits and pieces!! Hugs. LoriReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 12, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Another lovely inspirational card for us to enjoy. Thank you for sharing it. With a large extended family, friends from many stages of my life and organizations I associate with, I am always in need of cards for all reasons and seasons. Located in easy reaching I have several containers of cards ready.to.go. These cards are collections from the card ‘clubs’ I belong to and what I enjoy crafting myself. And there is always enough to share with friends who are not the artsy type but may need cards to send out themselves.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonMay 12, 2017 - 3:20 pm

    Good morning Becca. A very special card from you today. Thank you for your explanation about the layering It all makes perfect sense when you explain! I make cards and have some go to ones for a quick card to send but also like making special ones for occasions which pop up.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 12, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    I can see why this is a favourite card of yours, Becca! Everything about it is beautiful and it is such a wonderful setting for the quote from Psalms!
    I have a very large stash of cards as I make them for charity and so try to make multiples of the same design and also have samples I’ve made for our crafting group at Church. Having said that, nine times out of ten, I make a new card!!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 12, 2017 - 3:38 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You are so clever in the way you use your dies. I can only dream of making mine as versatile as you do! Thank you for sharing your tips & talent. I love this card & the sentiment for the psalm quote. I have both these dies & can’t wait to give it a try.
    Unfortunately I don’t get enough spare play time to have a stash of cards on hand. I seem to make as I go. Even if I make the occasional extra card to put aside, it never lasts long!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 12, 2017 - 3:48 pm

    Hi Becca – another beautiful card. I make my cards as needed.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMay 12, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Such an awesome card, Becca! As for a stash of cards, I do tend to keep some for emergencies, but for special people or occasions, I make those as needed!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 12, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    This card is so lovely and just the message I need to hear at this very moment. I have just been diagnosed with Dysautonomia. I am now to the point I am stuttering and having tremors. Would love to have your Prayers added to the list of prayer Warriors who are praying for me.

    I usually make my cards as I need them. I do not have many things to make them pretty like yours but I do have my poetry I have added to each.

    I wish you a wonderful week ahead.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 12, 2017 - 4:02 pm

    Hi Becca
    Gorgeous card again the verse and colour are beautiful.
    I usually have a few cards to fall back on ,however i usually make 3 months of family cards at a time , birthday, anniversary etc .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINMay 12, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    So elegant. My life verse! I love it. The pearls and bow really make the card. I keep a stash, but most times I end up making a card at the time. I try to make two or three when I am doing it though.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyMay 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    Another original beauty – you are just full of them Becca – you are an absolute inspiration! Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.May 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    You are very talent. Always with lovely cards.
    I have a box of cards made ahead but sometimes I still make a card as I go.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardMay 12, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Becca I really love your card. I have those dies and I still reach for them today. I try to have cards stashed away so when I need them they are ready for the taking, but sometimes life gets in the way of crafty fun and I have to make them as I go.ReplyCancel

  • Ann "Spellbinder" RobbinsMay 12, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    Love this card, Becca, my friend! Love them all. I wish I had time to create a stash but I usually only make for great friends and relatives so each one is individual to that person. That is what making cards is all about, if you ask me! Individualize to the person and they will love you forever and also keep the cards, never throw them away.
    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to my mentor!!
    Hugs,
    Ann “spellbinder” RobbinsReplyCancel

  • JillMay 12, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    So elegant and beautifully done. I have two of the dies you used and never quite sure what to do with them…You sure have given me some amazing inspiration for using them…

    These days I mostly make cards as I need them for a special birthday, etc. But I also try and keep a small stash on hand for when I quickly need a card.ReplyCancel

  • Carol EdwardsMay 12, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    A really stunning card Becca, beautifully done and it looks so very classy and elegant. I try to have a couple of cards in hand, however, I tend to make from scratch for most of them. I try to theme my cards to the person and what they like. Thank you for your hints and tips, always useful. XReplyCancel

  • Barbara GMay 12, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    What a beautiful card and would just love to win! I have a card stash and sometimes hate to give them away! I also make cards as needed. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronMay 12, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    This is a favorite color combination and you use it so beautifully! Could you instruct us on that bow? I’ve tried it many times with my narrow silk ribbon but it never seems to look as good as yours. How many loops? How do you get it to stay bent in half? All advice greatly appreciated… And… I do have a stash. Like one of the other commenters, I seldom put a greeting on the card ’til I’m ready to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 12, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Beautiful Becca … I made something similar last year’s in greys and white but as a thank you. Love white feathers….always feel close to the angels when I see one xxReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 12, 2017 - 5:01 pm

    Gorgeous card once again…I love your style and the way you combine the dies! To answer your question I do both. I have a stash but also make cards for a specific person when I can.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 12, 2017 - 5:03 pm

    I love this card, everything goes together so well. I usually make the cards as I go but do have a starch on hand. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 12, 2017 - 5:11 pm

    Love the earth tones used for this card along with the pearls running up the center of the feathers! So different from your use of gold in the last posting.
    Use a stash or make as I go: I pull from a stash that I make or that I get in card exchanges with a small group of friends.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MyersMay 12, 2017 - 5:17 pm

    Beautiful card and I love the sentiment!!
    Most of the cards in my stash have been made at workshops, and a lot of the times don’t fit either the person, or occasion that I need a card for. So….. I usually end up making a card! :)ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 12, 2017 - 5:19 pm

    Both! I have a stash of cards that I build up in the summer time when I am not teaching. If I get a new stamp set, some fun supplies, or see a sketch I want to play along with, I will usually make a card for the next occasion.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 12, 2017 - 5:29 pm

    Good morning Becca, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
    Someone’s going to be happy!!!
    I tend to make as I go : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    Hi Becca this card from your stash fits in so well
    with today’s cards !
    I give most of my stash cards away to people for them
    to send and mostly give made for the person myself.
    Happy Mothers Day to you and the ladies on your blog
    Hugs Pam xxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 12, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    GORGEOUS BECCA! I think this would make a nice Wedding Card too! Just change up the verse. ;) I make my cards as I go, for an occasion or person. But, I like to do challenges, & they are the ones that seem to pile up on my desk. :) And I pull from them at times to send to my friends or kids. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 12, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    You’re right; that’s a classic in any year. I try to keep a stash but sometimes I get below the low water mark and make as I go OR my stash doesn’t have the PERFECT card, so you have to make one, right??ReplyCancel

  • RuthMay 12, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    WOW! Awesome card! I only wish I had the time to have a stash of cards. I make them one or maybe two at a time!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee arnesMay 12, 2017 - 7:02 pm

    This one is beautiful! This is one of my favorite verses!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichMay 12, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    I have a stash of cards, but never go to them when I need one. I make a new one as I go. I really need to stop doing that! Your card is amazing! So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • MildredMay 12, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    I make cards as I go. Tried to cut up some bases but found they were never the right color for what I wanted to make. Very elegant card today.ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostMay 13, 2017 - 3:17 pm

      Gorgeous card! When the feather die was released, I passed on it. After seeing how you’ve used it here, I regret having done that. I do not have a stash, but would like one. Guess I’ll have to work on that! ; – )ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 12, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    I have a stash like you wouldn’t believe. I use a lot for my family and friends, the church, charity organizations and I occasionally get to sell some. Which is hard to do. Nobody wants to pay more than $5.00. Ugh! I put so much into it. At least I can purchase a new stamp or die when I sell some. That is fun.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 12, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    Oh my goodness this is just awesome, so beautifully done, love every detail, I especially love the pearls on the feathers!!
    I make my cards as I need them, I would love to have a stash but I don’t ever seem to get caught up.ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullMay 12, 2017 - 8:02 pm

    What a beautiful card, Becca. Old or new, who wouldn’t like to receive this?
    To answer your question, I do both. I have a stash of duplicates to use when I’m in a hurry. Most often though, I create anew.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMay 12, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment. You have to be the best fussy cutter I’ve seen. It is perfect a edge around your sentiment. I’m also so excited that the card I won came in the mail. I saw the padded envelope and thought, what did you buy now that you forgot about? The pictures really don’t do your cards the justice they deserve. Now for your question. I would love to have a stash of completed cards and was doing pretty good until my husband passed away. Now they are gone and I can’t seem to find the motivation to get back to it again. I know that this too shall pass and I will be a maniac making cards again. Thank you for the inspiration your beautiful cards give.ReplyCancel

    • Mickey Mc.May 14, 2017 - 11:29 pm

      Hang in there. I hope you find a card club to join. It’s inspiring to work with others and the social contact is rejuvenating. When you are ready though. But a card circle can be like a quilting bee –good excuse to get together and support each other by just being together.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NMay 12, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    This is just gorgeous! I do keep a stash of extra cards I don’t need yet. Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMay 12, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Hi Becca, Another beautiful card as usual. I always keep a stach of cards on hand, but some times I don’t have that special one I need.Have very Happy Mother’s Day, hope some of your family visits.
    Hugs YvonneReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMay 12, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Love this card Becca – it is elegantly exquisite!
    I generally ‘make as I go’ but I do have a small stash of cards that does come in handy on occasions!
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • LoisMay 12, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Beautiful card! I have this die and it makes such an outstanding card. Your layering of the background is so precise, something I have to work on. Is there a special trick to it? I ususally make the cards as I need them. But when I do birthday cards for our Y birthday party, I make a sample and sometimes use that if a birthday comes up quickly. Thanks again for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaMay 12, 2017 - 8:32 pm

    Love this card. I usually keep a stash. My husband loves my cards, though, so sometimes my stash is depleted faster than I can keep up with.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMay 12, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    Oh my word what an elegant card Becca! Stunning and so very beautiful. I love the pearl swirls.

    I try to keep a stash of cards so I have something ready to go whenever I need it. I also make extra card kits when I teach a card class and those kits are great when I need a certain kind of card but not a lot of time to create one.ReplyCancel

  • SueMay 12, 2017 - 8:45 pm

    That’s a beautiful, elegant and timeless card, Becca. The soft colors are a perfect compliment to the verse. I like how you have attached the string of pearls down the feathers – it really makes them pop. A family member just found out today that she has cancer and my thought was to make a card with feathers on it, as she uses feathers in her healing circles. I don’t have any of those dies but I will try to incorporate some of your ideas on her card. Yes, I have a stash and I was just looking at them today as I have several birthdays coming up in May and June. I also make them as needed, because in some cases, I want something specific to give to someone. Happy Mother’s Day to you on Sunday!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMay 12, 2017 - 9:06 pm

    Elegant and beautiful card today! You never cease to amaze me. I have both of these dies and never thought to put them together. I usually make the card for the person. Right now I’m making a couple dozen cards for our local Relay for Life, American Cancer fund raiser. They will be used as a door prize for a cancer survivor. I have made cards for the past 7 years, since I became a cancer survivorReplyCancel

  • TheresaMay 12, 2017 - 9:55 pm

    How lovely!! I have a feather die but never thought to put pearls down the middle. Love that idea!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardMay 12, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite scriptures! I used to quote this one often when I was at a very low spot in my life!
    Thanks for the blessing Becca and helping me remember HE is always with us no matter what we go through in life <3ReplyCancel

  • Robin SpencerMay 12, 2017 - 10:37 pm

    What a amazing card. It brought tears to my eyes. Made me think of my dear hubby, who we have just learned he has cancer. I have faith that God will bring us through this. Thank you for such wonderful art.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 12, 2017 - 11:08 pm

    Adore this card! Just beautiful. Stash? I try to build on my reserves but have trouble keeping it stocked. I make specialized family cards one at a time trying to double them in some way while the stuff is out. I’m trying not to be so set on ornate cards for my stash and trying to be happy with myself by making simplistic one layer ones to give to others.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 13, 2017 - 1:02 am

    I love the elegance of this lovely card and your sentiment choice is perfect! I have a few cards made up and would have more but my crafting has been hampered by health issues. Sometimes I hold onto cards just because I love them.

    Happy Mother”s Day Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JonesMay 13, 2017 - 1:12 am

    I love your dies and the creative way you use them. Thank you so much for all you share with your inspiring cards. My dream is to make bows like you do so I’m practicing. Receiving one of your cards would be awesome. They are all so pretty! Thanks again for sharing instructions about your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMay 13, 2017 - 1:25 am

    Morning Becca. A beautiful card as always. Love how you’ve stacked the two pretty dies together with those fabulous pearl adorned feathers, finIshed with a beautiful bow. I do keep what has become a large stash of cards but also make special ones for family and friends. Every now and again I give a batch to charity or family take them for their own use. XxReplyCancel

  • AudreyMay 13, 2017 - 5:10 am

    I have a stash! Two reasons – I never know when I’ll need one in a hurry and the creative juices might not be flowing quite as freely that day! Nothing worse than needing a card for an occasion and not have those creative juices flowing!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 13, 2017 - 6:05 am

    Simply stunning card, Becca – the colours are so classy. When I have a little time, I go through my card list (which is huge!) and make cards, in the order they are needed, well in advance of when they are due. I have a very busy few months ahead and I knew I won’t have time to make anything later on so I am up to September, with each card labelled with the recipient’s name all ready to go on the due date. I have about 35 in the pipeline!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Marllene IacuzziMay 13, 2017 - 8:01 am

    I have a cousin about to go through some chemo therapy. This would be a perfect support card for anyone with serious health issues. Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • **Annie**May 13, 2017 - 10:18 am

    What a stunning card it’s so beautiful. I’m doing the happy dance here….. Two of my ALL TIME ‘go to’ die sets used on one lovely card. I rarely put the Mystical Embrace large die away as I used it all the time although I never thought about pairing those two sets together, and now because of your wonderfully creative imagination I definitely will, thank you for the inspiration Becca. Annie xxxReplyCancel

  • ***Annie***May 13, 2017 - 10:22 am

    Sorry cancel the last comment, I got so excited about the lovely card, I forgot to answer your question lol. I make mine as I go along as I struggle a bit to make a generic card without someone in mind. The card needs to fit the recipient.

    What a stunning card it’s so beautiful. I’m doing the happy dance here….. Two of my ALL TIME ‘go to’ die sets used on one lovely card. I rarely put the Mystical Embrace large die away as I used it all the time although I never thought about pairing those two sets together, and now because of your wonderfully creative imagination I definitely will, thank you for the inspiration Becca. Annie xxxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 13, 2017 - 10:34 am

    Yes I have a stash of cards! I love being able to reach in at the last minute and have a perfect card!
    I have a close nit set of friends and they are spoiled by my last minute card stash too, I love to share and make someone feel cherished, loved and special?
    Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 13, 2017 - 11:52 am

    Hi Becca, This is such an elegant and pretty card, I’m loving everything about it !! The Psalm is ideal for this feathered card.
    I try to make more cards than I need, but life seems to get in the way, and I nearly always make as I hahaha, but in an ‘ideal world’ I would love to have a stash of cards ‘ready’.
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.May 13, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Very niceReplyCancel

  • ChristineMay 13, 2017 - 12:39 pm

    What a pretty card as always you out did yourself again. Hope everything is going ok for you and your family.

    Your Sister in Christ

    ChristineReplyCancel

  • Pat SimmondsMay 13, 2017 - 1:18 pm

    Beautiful card today Becca. Especially love the colours you’ve used as well.
    I try to keep a stash of cards if I can. But sometimes I need to do a rush one.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 13, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    This is such a beautiful card. Loved it the first time you posted it. I generally make cards on request or as I have time to craft.ReplyCancel

  • Debra Ann DunhamMay 13, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    Beautiful card! I try to get ahead of my cards but most the time I make them as I need them. xxReplyCancel

  • RosemaryMay 13, 2017 - 6:39 pm

    I always have a stash of card never know when someone may need oneReplyCancel

  • JesseMay 13, 2017 - 7:54 pm

    What a beautiful card and Ps 91 speaks to me, so. I have a stash of cards, but need to built it up again. I have a card ministry for church and soldiers and not much extra time to create. It would be an honor to win this card.
    In Jesus,
    JesseReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 13, 2017 - 8:33 pm

    Well, I do have a stash of cards. When I look through them, it’s like looking at my journey as a card maker. Quite a few, I wouldn’t send to anyone. Don’t like them too much now!! Haha!! But I keep them to remind me that I’ve had fun creating and learning!!!

    Becca, your cards are always so beautiful and have always been such an inspiration!!! Today’s card is awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 14, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you have had a wonderfully blessed day and that you were around your children.

    This card is so lovely and you used such a heartwarming greeting on this card. I can see why it would be one of your favorite cards.

    To your question: I have a small stash of cards “almost” ready to go. I have left off the greeting on the front and the inside sentiment on these cards in my stash. Sometimes I get too busy with “life” that my time designing and making a card in a timely fashion just is not going to happen. So, I have learned to keep a few cards on hand that only need a little more “something, something” to finish the card off before sending it on its way. In my first two years of designing my own cards, I did a “one on one” card. I had no cards in any stash waiting for a time when I needed the card done yesterday. As my designing got more involved and the time coming up with a design and the actual creating time became, well, more time consuming, I needed to have that stash of cards. Seems I can not do a “quickie” card. People who do not make cards, just do not know how much time and energy is put into that card they think is so lovely. So now with my stash available, I don’t get stressed if I don’t have the time I need to create that special card for my special someone.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderMay 14, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    This is just so Beautiful. Really. I haven’t been commenting much lately, but I do stop by to see what you’re doing!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 15, 2017 - 7:04 am

    Awesome card…what was the most items that readers collected? I have a stash of cards always, I belong to card making class and always exchange cards, so I make a few extra for me..thanks for sharing..paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Jennifer BaileyMay 15, 2017 - 9:06 am

    Oh what a lovely card, I adore the colours and such pretty feathers and pearls too.
    If I make a card that I really love then I’ll keep it in my stash until I feel that I can give it to someone special.ReplyCancel

  • DAHLIAETTE MASONMay 15, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. Love the soft colors.
    I do both… I have a stash that I use for last minute requests but because I personalize cards and greetings I typically make them as requested.ReplyCancel

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