Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully supply list at
Hello sweet friends!  I’m popping in today with a new card and simply to say hi.  I’m ticking along in the background, while savoring some of the good weather that is coming my way.  Today I’m using a color I don’t often use and I’ve reached for a border that has been in my stash for quite some some.  If you have or are curious about the Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, the border that I’ve used here practically cuts itself.  I have a video that shows how the tool works – HERE.  I’m using Spellbinders Renaissance Border One.  Since this border cuts its own straight edge, that means you don’t have to trim it and makes it extra easy for use with the Frame Maker.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully supply list at
This card is 6.5″x 6.5″and goes together so, so easily.  I simply cut my frame with the 6″x 6″ Frame Maker and layered it with two frames cut using Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A.  The largest mat made with the largest two dies in the set are simply glued to back of my frame.  Then I cut a smaller square frame to highlight the aperture.  Two banners cut from Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags and stamped them with a sweet new set of sentiments from Quietfire Design called You Are.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - You Are, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags - see fully supply list at
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!  For your comment: We hand down our customs from generation to generation.  What custom has been lost to the current generation that you’d like to see make a come back.  This is so close to my heart, even I left a comment on my own blog, because I wanted to weigh in with this – pop up to the top of this list, I’m #8 down, but don’t forget to read them all because this lovely group is a wise group too!!

Stamps: Quietfire Design – You Are
PaperNeenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink –  Aqua Mist
Ink: Impress – Cerulean Blue
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker, Spellbinders Renaissance Border One, Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags, May Arts Silk Velvet Ribbon, Silk flowers, The Paper Studio Pearls



Have a fabulous weekend sweeties!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • christiFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    conversation. people today don’t seem to know how to converse with each other face to face. as a child it seemed silly sitting around talking with the folks. now I wish I had spent more time doing it. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Wow! This one took me a minute to think about Becca! But, I would say, once all stores were closed on Sundays so that the family could focus on the Lord’s Day. I remember having dinner/lunch at home & not running to the malls or anywhere else. Maybe, only to a friends house for dinner/lunch, but that was about it. It was also family time. I think that would be such a nice custom to make a come back. Giving the Lord honor & His place of respect is so much needed in our country. This would be one place we could begin. (Not to mention his place in our schools.)ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Another beautiful card as always Becca. A custom that is for gotten is calling people on the phone so many people text and email anymore that simple phone call is falling by the way side. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    Your cards take my breath away. I’m going to try to pull together all of the elements to see if I can duplicate one. Will let you know.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    P.S. I was so engrossed in your question, I forgot to comment on your card Becca! LOL This one is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOOOVE the pastels & the scripty writing, not to mention your new frame die! (I’ve told my hubby, THIS ONE is the next one I’m buying! LOL)JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    So creatively cute…and versatile!!!! The design, colors, and message is such a fun combination. The stamp set is has very nice message options!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:30 pm

    Sitting together as a family to eat. As a child we did very little of that. When my children were little we got to do this and it was wonderful.

    Granny used to say you made time for what was important to you.ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    I’d love to bring back the custom of looking someone in their eyes when they talk to you. I call it being present and it says I’m listening to you. Second, I love the tradition of talking to someone one on one in person or on the phone instead of delegating it to an email. Hard to keep it to one custom but, I’d love to bring back the tradition of going to church, of saying thank you, of hugging, of shaking hands and of saying I love you and of doing the right thing even when it isn’t the easiest. Can you tell how close this question is to my heart?ReplyCancel

    • BeverlyFebruary 24, 2017 - 5:35 pm

      Yes and you are right on allReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:23 pm

      You are so right on all counts and I could not agree more if I had said it myself.ReplyCancel

    • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:20 pm

      Yes I’m with you all the way I totally agree!!!ReplyCancel

    • Anne(UK)February 25, 2017 - 2:05 pm

      With you all the way on these, Becca!

      • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 27, 2017 - 7:01 pm

        yes face to face as God did with Moses upclose and personal is what we were to be… close :)

    • Noelene ApapMarch 2, 2017 - 5:39 pm

      Hi Becca, I agree with you 100% How sad that society is forgetting the free simple things in life!ReplyCancel

  • PJ JanFebruary 24, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    Super card. Becca. I love all of you designs and dies!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 24, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    The current generation has lost the custom of sending had written cards–especially Thank Yous. They seem to communicate mostly by text message.ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    Sooo beautiful Becca! Thank you notes! Young adults do not write thank you notes. They are communicating threw social media!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    I can agree with all of your readers but I would love to hear people being polite to one another. Just a simple ‘Good Morning’ will do.

    I love this week’s card and I’ve been playing with different borders and my frame maker too.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    Well, this will really sound ‘old’ school but I’m actually a “young senior” but comes from a time when we did almost everything by hand. My granddaughter actually thought I had flipped when I sat to sew a top on the sewing machine. She is living in a world of instant gratification, instant communication and instant everything. Now I am on a mission to expose her to sewing, crocheting, tatting, embroidering, cross-stitching, knitting and even cooking. If anything I hope this will even a little expand her world and knowledge to what made this world function.ReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Very pretty card Becca. I like the teal or turquoise color. It makes a very pretty card. The velvet ribbon adds a nice elegant feature as well.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    WOW, this card is a beauty! I believe that communication, in general, is rapidly becoming lost. Spending time together. Actively listening to another without distraction. Sending/receiving a card or note. What passes for communication these days is impersonal and distracted. So sad.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love the colors and details!
    From my daughter, I get email cards…. I love to get a card in the mail, even if it is a store bought one! And a handmade one is extra special!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerFebruary 24, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    Another gorgeous card and love the colors and the sentiment.
    We always had Sunday dinners at my Mom’s and when she was not
    able to cook for that many people we kept the tradition at my home. We still now have all the Sunday dinners with our smaller group and no cell phones allowed at the table. So miss all the
    good phone conversations with family and friends. Too many
    protesters of everything now and very sad to see our precious
    country in such disarray. Thanks for sharing your god given
    talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Beautiful fresh colors.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:18 pm

    Marilyny, I am thinking the very same thing. I am only 44 and have one grandson my daughter refuses to let me see at all.

    I think they made a huge mistake by taking the Home EC Classes out of the School system where I live . So many children are what we term “Latchkey” Kids and have never had the time with their very hardworking parents to learn the basic life skills they need to just get through every day things. I know , I was one but I was determined to learn what I needed to survive and I had wonderful home EC Teachers that taught me more than just setting up a house. They taught me how to respect myself and others, taught me how not to give into the Peer Pressures, how not to judge myself so critically since I came from a very traumatic background. Taught me how to actually see myself as a lady worthy of love instead of just an object to be misused, neglected and abused. They gave me a love for life and the crafts I now enjoy immensely. So I say Thanks to Virginia Higgins (Sewing Class) and Ms. Ragsdale (Cooking Class, YAC).

    This would be my Custom to bring back. Mentors for young girls who may not have the support at home.

    Becca, I am actually weeping right now as this card is so lovely and the saying is all I have longed to hear all my life and still do…..Thank You for the reminder {{{hugz}}} P.S. I would love to have this as it is my favorite color and I love the lacy look.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca, the color really gave my heart a lift. Just beautiful and what could be better than receiving a message filled with love?
    I really feel I am the good company of kindred souls. Why? It touches my heart to hear of the outpouring of love and caring from your dear readers. Women of such generosity. Women that send cards, handmade cards…sending love in an envelope. So much today is focused on the fastest and easiest…emails, Facebook. I think we should be mindful of how we spend our life. It’s good to ask myself, “What will feed my soul?” “How can I live in integrity with who I am?” Okay, I’m not fast and I do things in a time-intensive way. I really feel out of “synch” with most of the world but being connected with this community has made me feel less alone.
    Thank you, Becca, for being who you are,
    Love & blessings,

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:33 pm

    I’m going to have to try that for a background; it’s beautiful! I would like to see common sense parenting make a return. Manners, discipline, responsibilities, LOTS of family time and LOVE.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    Your card design is so awesome. I watched your video on the mitered corners. Thank you for the video. You are amazing showing how to enlarge the mitered corner for a larger card layer. I would like to see manners return. Seems many people have forgotten to acknowledge a courtesy extended to them.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 24, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    I would love to see family meals on a regular basis. The time spent together forming bonds is SO important.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Love the beautiful card. I miss family dinnersReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Good morning Becca, this card is simply stunning!!! Is it me or do those flowers look real!!! Pardon the pun but you are truly amazing : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~ TownFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:34 pm

    WOW, I am over the moon in love with your card today, your turquoise is just so refreshing and your ribbon with the pink flowers is a perfect pair, ahhhh!
    Oh your question today, WOW, I could answer it in so many ways, I totally agree with your comment, you are so right on with thoughts.
    The current society (young adults) and our future (students) is self centered and have no clue how to say, do, express themselves unless its to “whine” that they aren’t being given what they want now.
    I would love to see respect for life return! It would mean more family time, dinners around a table, actually pay attention to your children, teach your children life skills, including respect, please/thank you, remove all the “horrible” video games, teach your children what the outdoors is like.
    I won’t rattle on and on and on, I love all your bloggers posts, it seems to me all these paper crafters understand what is needed in our world to make it a peaceful, loving society!
    God Bless all of you out there!!!ReplyCancel

  • VickieFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    this is so beautiful God has truly blessed you with a wonderful creative spirit…ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"February 24, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    Back when I was a young girl we used to go every weekend to visit my granny’s house. I remember all us girls, young and old, sitting on the porch stringing beans, pealing apples, cracking nuts, sewing, or whatever … and just talking. Just talking and laughing and getting what choirs needed to be done but doing it as a family and with so much love. How I wish I could go back to just one of those days and just see everyone again. I make sure when the grandchildren are here spending the night that we just sit and talk. I tell them stories, we sing, we picnic in the kitchen floor but we spend time together with out the electronic gadgets. They sometimes pretend they don’t like it but they always ask for more stories , picnics on the floor and they always ask for the good night song we have sung since they were babies. They are 11 and 9 now. I hope they remember Me-Me with as many happy memories as I remember of my granny. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 24, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    Lovely card Becca. I miss all the old traditions wish we could bring them back.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    Love the colors on your card. It reminds me of a peaceful day on the beach. I would like to see come back the family Sundays when all the stores were closed. I would also like to see manners, proper dress and respect return.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    Another lovely card! I love this color!!
    I’m wholeheartedly with bringing back family traditions: eating together as a family (electronics free), studying scripture together as a family, raising a family garden, etc., and even extended family get togethers. A society is as strong as its families are.ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonFebruary 24, 2017 - 8:48 pm

    Love the frame maker! So many things to do with it.
    I’d love to see 2 things come back. Regular family dinners at the dinner table, and Thank You cards. It seems like less and less people send Thank You cards these days to acknowledge receiving a gift for a wedding or new baby, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:17 pm

    I love, love, LOVE the blue in this card – as well as the new You Are sentiments! Oh, so pretty :) I think the thing I miss the most is true letter writing – pen to paper, pages long letters. I know – it’s faster to type, and email is so quick and there is something to the connectivity in that. But there is also something to the process of pen to paper as well and snail mail. I miss it.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Becca. The roses are such a lovely touch.

    As far as crafts, I think knitting and crocheting are not being passed down as they used to be. Fewer of the younger generation seem interested.

    I also think handwritten thank you notes are becoming a thing of the past. Sad that email has taken the place of something more personal.ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    Awesome card…love the colors too…ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 24, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card! I would say writing letters.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GFebruary 24, 2017 - 10:45 pm

    I loved the card, I have ordered the frame maker die, and I can’t wait until I can play with it. I have to say, I was not a big fan of the cell phone when it first came out, yes it is great for when you had an emergency, but now all you see are people bent over their phones, even my son and I go out to eat, he pulls out his phone and I my tablet and read my book.Sadly these are the habits the younger generation will pick up. I grew up in a small town in N. Dak. and everything revolved around either church or family and some really really good food,sad to say those days are gone too!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 24, 2017 - 11:57 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us!!!
    I would like to see more smiles, please and thank you, and you are welcome!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • MildredFebruary 25, 2017 - 12:13 am

    We have a young family next door who have the MOST polite young children. Even to each other! I agree there just aren’t enough of the old-fashioned traditional please, thank you and you’re welcome. Not to mention holding a door open for a mom with a stroller or an older couple with walker/cane. Sigh. Beautiful card. The new color is a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 25, 2017 - 12:37 am

    Your card is as usual very beautiful Becca and I love the teal color on it too.
    About the customs, I agree with most here on everything, and I especially think, it´s sad, that young people are not taught about the very normale manners now a days, as it´s the young people, who we despite, while it´s actually the ones, who raised them we should , as it´s them who forgot to teach them.And sooo many old customs goes missing now, because noone hand them down to the young ones anymore,and my expirience are, that they actually really want to learn, but the adults are always too busy making money or being on the next vacation, they saved for and just never takes any time to spend with the younger ones, and that is sooo sad.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 25, 2017 - 1:35 am

    Hi Becca , love this card the colour is a nice change love it with
    the pink.
    My wish is for appreciation to come back simple but important.
    Hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonFebruary 25, 2017 - 1:36 am

    Hi Becca
    What an amazing card…
    I am currently moving house so have no spare time to craft at the moment. I love the elegance of your cards.
    Take care Becca until next time
    Ourjojo xReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 25, 2017 - 3:36 am

    A gorgeous card, Becca!
    Love your color combo :)
    I would love the custom of writing letters to come back, and also talking on the phone more with family and friend instead of just texting and emails.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 25, 2017 - 4:24 am

    A very beautiful card again Becca.

    I miss writing letters , respect , and good manners most of all.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 25, 2017 - 4:58 am

    Beautiful card, as always. I think the old custom of sending a hand written “thank you” note has been lost in the present generation. Texts and emails don’t make up for a truly personal written message of thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 25, 2017 - 5:07 am

    A lovely card! The background looks like one solid piece because you mitered the corners with your Frame Maker die. It does an amazing job!

    I’d like to bring back church on Sunday and a family meal after then family fUn and relaxation after. If you are in church, seems like everyone goes out to noisy restaurants after or runs off in different directions. I would also like letter writing personal letters to come back. I have my Grandparents love letters from 1919 and cherish them. People aren’t leaving that kind of legacy behind anymore.

    Great question!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 25, 2017 - 9:31 am

    Hello Becca,
    Oh my word this is gorgeous and shows your wonderful dies off to perfection.
    I’d like to see more good manners, such as holding a door open. Little things like that which were second nature when I was a child.
    Maureen xxxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 25, 2017 - 9:58 am

    Hi Becca, A very beautiful card with your gorgeous dies and the flowers are so pretty !!
    I echo your sentiments on customs you would like to bring back. Also, in my opinion, the younger generation don’t seem to have the same values that my generation were brought up to have. They seem to live their lives on Facebook or equivalent, which in turn makes them unhappy and depressed that their lives are not the same. Also, they don’t have the art of conversation anymore, I know that texting and emailing are brilliant, but the words that the ‘sender’ uses may not be the same as what the ‘recipient’ thinks they mean, because the interpretation may be different. I also wish that more people would go to Church, they only seem to go for Weddings, Funerals and Christenings, and don’t seem to realise that the Churches have to ‘survive’ and rely on people who patronise them on a regular basis. My final ‘moan’ haha, is that the whole ‘meaning’ of Christmas is non-existent, the main focus is now on how many presents they can buy or receive, instead of the Glorious day that our Lord was born, the majority of Religious occasions seem to be forgotten and people only see them as days off work or similar, the whole occasion is forgotten. I will get off my ‘soap box’ now hahaha.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Bette SFebruary 25, 2017 - 11:31 am

    Our America is so violent and full of anger anymore. This is not the America I grew up in and do not want my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren growing up in such an angry environment. The only solution to this, as far as I can see, is to put God back into our lives. One parent families are not good for children and it just continues the problems through the generations. The Lord is the only one who help us. beautiful card. Wish you had a frame maker for a A2 card. Thanks for sharing your card and your thoughts with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CFebruary 25, 2017 - 2:53 pm

    I love the card. You should use color more often. It is beautiful. Someday we may wish we knew how to preserve food. If something were to happen to our good sources many people would not know how to preserve food.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 25, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    I wasn’t going to chime in on this post because I am a day late in getting to read your blog. The advantage of being a day late is that I got to read everyone’s comments. I did think of something that no one else has commented on. I would love to see the return of a good work ethic. Of course, there are many other important things already mentioned, like prayer in schools, going to church, listening to others, good conversational skills, and the ever waning properly written thank-you note. (Aren’t we sick of opening a thank you card that has only one line written in it?? If we are fortunate enough to even get a card, and not a text….) But the good work ethic is becoming extinct.
    May I also add, the card you have featured is lovely, Becca. I think it is so creative in how you have used the velum over the frame with the pretty gold ornament off to the left of the sentiment. Absolutely perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Verna PetersFebruary 25, 2017 - 8:22 pm

    I love your card. The colors are beautiful and you did such a great job on it.

    I would like to hear “Thank you” more often. We give Christmas and birthday gifts and if you are not present when the person opens the gift, you never hear whether they appreciated the gift or not.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonFebruary 26, 2017 - 12:28 am

    Saying thank you. I have found young people quite often do not acknowledge a card or birthday gift but just take it as their right. I sound picky I know but sometime you don’t even know if it arrived!
    That’s my moan so now on to brighter things. I love your card Becca. I must look at getting one of your frame makers It makes a great job of making your cardReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 26, 2017 - 7:19 am

    Love this card! This blue is a favorite. All the comments have been great customs to bring back. And I’d love their return. Would love to see more genuine kindness and willingness to help others. When I was a kid we weren’t rich, but if someone was in need you did what you could to help. There’s too much ‘all about me’ mentality today.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 26, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    Pretty pretty card Becca. It so happens I love this color. The custom lost I believe is family dinners on Sundays. Everyone is going their own ways and doing their things. When we do have a holiday dinner it seems everyone is on their cell phones. Next year there will be no cell phones allowed at the table. People need to talk to one another.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    Hi Becca
    Gorgeous card as usual so pretty thank you for sharing- I would like to ditch the constant frustration of texts at times a lot of info is missing which means more texts when sometimes it’s easier to call x x xReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 27, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    I am loved!!! yes I am the bible tells me so! this is such a pretty card I truly love your work BeccaReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 27, 2017 - 8:35 pm

    Beautiful card. Just rec’d my new frame die and so glad you added the link so I can review how to use it before I wasted my paper.

    So many customs are going by the wayside. One that comes to mind is the younger generation does not put flowers on the family graves on Memorial Day or any other time; write thank you’s; sit down to meals as a family, say Grace before a meal or offer up a prayer before bedtime, must be looking at their cell phones all the time, want instant satisfaction now, and they don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions. It’s a sad place today.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 2, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I could say so many things about this topic. Wow where do you start? I would bring back the custom of eating together everynight as a family (so many families do not do this anymore due to work commitments), saying grace & giving thanks, cursive writing in schools, Less computer learning & more craft in primary schools, Getting a phone call when you get the job instead of an email, less txts more phone calls especially when its inportant.
    Im a little late this week at responding, but have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • SandraMarch 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

    Hi Becca! I’ve admired your work for several years now. I’m always amazed at the beauty and elegance in your cards. This card touches me heart. The world seems to be ever changing and we live such busy lives. Sometimes it’s just nice to stop and let someone else know just how much they mean to you. You never know how much so few words could mean so much.ReplyCancel

  • SheilaMarch 3, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    It was always so lovely to see us (my children) around the big table playing games or cards in the evening time in winter, just as my parents did with us. Now families have nearly lost that my grandchildren and their mums An dads are so busy playing their own games I think it’s sad.ReplyCancel

  • LillyMarch 9, 2017 - 7:34 am

    "Altul care sufera de obsesia moralei absolute"hai cu;.t-tec&quotlNon-sequiaur" in visele tale."sau te-ai trezit bai Neo" esti exagerat de(…). merci, ai confirmat ultima parte a postarii mele. meriti sa fii (…) in gura. cu drujba.ReplyCancel

  • LeleMarch 9, 2017 - 9:16 pm

    Hola es muy bello.Todo existe y no existe, todo lo que imaginas existe en tu pensamiento. Todo es y no es. este es el mundo de lo relativo….Yo creo que: pasado, presente y futuro todo es aun tiempo. El tiempo no existe como tal. Es un continuo en el espacio.El eterno instante del ahora.Ahora para ti que lees esto será tu presente, para mi es mi pasado, y el futuro lo hacemos con el preBnete.sesitos y amorideas al viento, jeReplyCancel

  • Cheryl SMarch 10, 2017 - 4:53 pm

    Your card is gorgeous. What I would like to see happen is no stores open and no sport activities on Sundays. Sundaysshould be time for church and family like it was when I was a kid. We raised our kids like this.ReplyCancel

Faith Based Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares - see full supply list at
Hello there today!!!  Peeking in to share a card for Day of Giving Friday.  This is one of my oldies but there are few that are closer to my heart.  This week I’m working on new dies and it’s a little bit like dreaming with your eyes open.  I always think about what I don’t already have and what I’d like to have and what I’d like to go with what I already have.  In other words, my mind is always churning and full of ideas.  If you’d like to leave a general suggestion – pop up to my contact tab (please do not leave as a public comment) and leave me a little note in the form that pops up.  Even though I can’t answer every note, I do read them.

Faith Based Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Captivating Squares - see full supply list at
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  I’ll be updating the list of winners this weekend so be sure to stop back by to check the list of winners HERE!  When I started out blogging many years ago, I predominantly used scripture stamps.  For your comment: I’m curious . . . in your card giving do you have a preference of scripture or everyday sentiments or a balance of both?  Do tell…   

Stamps: From my stash
Paper: Masters Touch White Watercolor Paper (140 lbs), EK Success – Pink Viburnum
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse Blush
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Borders TwoSpellbinders Opulent OvalsSpellbinders Labels Thirty TwoSpellbinders Captivating Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Recollections Pearls, Feathers from my stash



I’m doing very well!  It seems 2017 is off to a slow start for me but I’m taking time to think, process and feel instead of the constant panic and hurry that has been life for a long time.  I call this savoring the good things and being present.  And, one of the things I truly savor is the sweet people who pop in and out of my life online.  Know you are treasured!!

  • Anita Brian BraddockFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Beautiful love the attention to details stunning thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"February 17, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Without a doubt, I love scripture on my cards. It always means so much to me to hear of His love for us all. I must also say, I absolutely love this cards. I love the sentiment and everything about it. Wow , just gorgeous. God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Simply gorgeous and love the sentiment. I love making both Christian cards and everyday cards. I love using bible verses on my cards.ReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    So so sweet in pretty pink. The saying is so true if we do seek his refuge. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    This is beautiful, Becca. I love this verse!ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    This is so beautiful Becca. With regard to sentiments in my cards I use either a verse of scripture or an encouraging quote. I love to make the sentiment the focal point of my card. I have a friend who calls me “the quote queen”! I’ll go with that because it it so true! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    I just reread your post and saw the question. I use more scripture sentiments than any others but Birthday ones. I find it really hard to find sentiments that aren’t all about bucking up, just do this or that and you’ll be fine. It’s hard to be encouraging when most sentiments are all the same out there. I spend too much money on a packet of stamps for just one that works.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    love, love, love your card! love that scripture also! I have a lot of scripture stamps that I need to use more often!ReplyCancel

  • Gin KFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:33 pm

    What a beautiful card, love the feather embellishment! I usually use everyday sentiments, only because that is what I have in stamp form. I would love to have a few nice scripture verses to use in my cards. Those are hard to find where I usually get my stamp sets. Sometimes I just write in a scripture passage that I like. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win one of your gorgeous cards.
    ~Gin K~ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Oh Becca, this is a most beautiful and loving card. I have all of your dies now and look forward to using them with this sentiment. We lost so many family and friends last year and I only wish that I had had such a beautiful saying to send. Usually, my cards contain a quote appropriate for the occasion, which I place on the left side or top of the inside message sheet. My inside sentiment is personally designed for the individual or occasion and includes a Poem with the mention of the person’s special interest or a connection somehow to the design of the card. I have been sending hand made cards since 1996. I hope I never run out of ideas. Thanks to you and Quietfire (to which my kids gave me a gift card) I think I’m OK for now. I use my computer word program to categorize occasions so I don’t send the same thoughts twice to the same person. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    I’ve used both scripture and everyday sentiments on my cards. It usually depends on the person and the occasion. Thanks for sharing your cards and talents. Your cards are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    This is classic Becca and I love it! I use both everyday sentiments and Scripture verses, and my choice depends on the season and the occasion. Ideally, every card would have a Scripture verse somewhere, but this doesn’t always happen. Thank
    You for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:44 pm

    This is so very beautiful Becca…. I believe undoubtedly in Angels and this combined with such a perfect card would make my weekend.
    Hope you enjoy yours. XxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD, BECCA! I LOOOOOVE this Scripture! I’ll HAVE TO look for it! I like a nice mix between Scriptures & just general sentiments. The one Scripture I want, isn’t out there though. So, what is a girl to do, but write it out on her own! LOL It’s my favorite Scripture. There are times that a Scripture is the only thing that works, & other times, a general verse fits! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca – I do love beautifully presented scripture stamps, and I needed that scripture this morning. I use a mix of general and scriptural stamps – it depends on the card I am making and to whom it is going!!

  • Carol RossouwFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:53 pm

    Another one of your stunning cards! Love it! I really like to have Scripture somewhere on my card, but these have to be computer generated as I don’t have scripture stamps. A little more work, but worth it.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 17, 2017 - 3:57 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What an absolutely beautiful card and sentiment, I especially like the angel wings.
    I use a mixture of both styles of stamps, depending on the person and the occasion. It’s absolutely necessary to have a good choice of both.
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    I generally use sentiments in my cards, but occasionally I have used some faith based sentiments. I really like the sentiment on this card.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    I do both depending on the occasion and the recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    This card is so lovely and just the reminder I needed at this very moment….things are not good at all. Major Season of Stormy Weather and barely hearing the Lord’s Whisper. Please, keep me in your prayers.

    As for the cards I make I usually include a Scripture at the top and then on a separate piece of paper I include a Poem I wrote especially for the person and the situation.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm

    Beautiful card Becca and the sentiment is also meaningful!ReplyCancel

  • miluFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    what a combination! Beauty and God’s Word!! I’ve used both scripture It usually depends on the person and the occasion. Thanks for sharing your cards and talents. Your cards are beautiful I can’t wait to hear from you, I know you are a busy lady and talented too! hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaha

  • CarolFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    Beautiful card.
    Glad to hear you are taking care of you.
    My motto “LIVE,DONT JUST EXIST” It works!
    Everyday sentiments are my go to.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    I make more cards with scripture. Your posted card is gorgeous! I love the soft look with the comforting verse.ReplyCancel

  • LindaFebruary 17, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    This card is over the top! Everything I love is in this card!
    My personal favorite sentiments to give or receive is scriptures or quotes. Sometimes I find it necessary to rely on the the traditional. So I use both, but love the scriptures.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:12 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Your post is like sunshine today…So. Calif. is getting a deluge of rain, it’s dreary and cold.
    Good news indeed to hear you are well and getting some down time. Such a necessity, but many times we treat rest like a luxury, especially if we want to do our best creative work.
    Scripture is something I use on my cards, but I’m more inclined to put it inside the card rather than the outside.
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card!
    Love & blessings,

  • Joy MossFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:22 pm

    Love the wispiness of the feathers and the little gems sticking out from within the flowers!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    Hi Becca,what a beauty of a card , loving it all.

    I love to use both , it really does depend who i am sending too.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • SandraFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, love the verse..especially the colors and wings!!ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Love the sentiment and softness of the card. Most of my cards are encouragement cards so this verse would fit well.ReplyCancel

  • Trish CFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    That card is gorgeous!!!! I use both religious and everyday sayings….it really depends on the occasion. Thank you for sharing your talent!!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    Beautiful card, and love the scripture, something we should all remember when we are feeling a little down.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 17, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    both because some every day expressions derive from scripture or or mistaken for coming from the Bible. Love all of the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 17, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    I stick with everyday sentiments. Another lovely card as usual. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 17, 2017 - 6:06 pm

    I do scriptures on many of my mixed media canvases. Not so much on my cards. Not sure why.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.February 17, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca. Psalm 91 is my favorite psalm.
    I use both on my cards. It depends who I am sending to.
    I can not put any scriptures in the card I send to missionaries.
    So many of them get their mail open & check.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    Hi Becca, You have used the best of the best from dies gone by but you always put a fresh twist on them and that added bow is deal maker. Thanks for sharing and using past items–doesn’t feel as though it was wasteful spending when I added those dies to my collection.

    I always use scripture when appropriate for the recipient. If I don’t know the person that well I revert to paraphrases of scripture or generic sentiments. It’s the contact that’s important even more than the thought sent. Just remembering them speaks volumes.

    I hope and pray all is well with you and your family. You are a treasure and I appreciate your expressions of love displayed through your designs. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:13 pm

    Such a precious card! Are those “bells” I see on top of the bow and around the flowers? Mostly I use everyday sentiments. I also use scripture and Quiet Fire sentiments. This week I made a similar card to your “If kisses were snow flakes”, Day of Giving, 16 Dec 2016. The lady I made it for likes RED, a lot! So I did the background in red and layered the red on white. I cut the Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork out of white card and pieced them together. I used your SP Arched Swallowtail die and cut it in red. I used a SP tag that has roses on it to hold my greeting which I cut out of white card. Most of the rose tag was red, but I cut one out of white to use the roses as an applique after I sponged red through the die. I added a lovely white satin ribbon and bow and adorned the bow with a handmade deep red rose that I had glittered. Of course, I had to add lots of white pearls. I think it’s very pretty and I can hardly wait to give it to this lady. Thank you for your inspiration for this card. I hope you were able to watch “John Next Door” demonstrate on Hochanda your dies made for Spellbinders. I think he did a great job. If you missed his shows, you can still see the shows on “catch-up or “replay” for a week or so more. Wishing you a blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:27 pm

    Lovely card, Ms. Becca – thank you for sharing it. I like a variety of things on my cards, including scripture. I try to balance them, because I want my cards to be inspirational to people of all faiths, not just Christians. And then, too – I love my punny cards…always have.

    Have a wonderful weekend….blessings!

  • Mickey Mc.February 17, 2017 - 7:43 pm

    Use secular sentiments cuz that’s what I have. Never want to seem to push religion though all know of my faith.ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    Your cards are always so amazing. I would love to be able to create like you. I have been making cards for a lady at church who sends them to members that are sick or need uplifting. I love doing it but I need to get quicker to get more done. I do use spiritual quotes on them or encouraging sentiments. Thanks for sharing what you do with the world.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I love the way you used the feathers.

    I find I use a combination of both, but love the scripture verses.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaFebruary 17, 2017 - 7:59 pm

    This is especially important to me. At this moment my brother, Ray, is close to his last breath on earth. Please pray for my family as we pray Jesus Christ greets him with open arms. Thank youReplyCancel

    • Patricia HowarthFebruary 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

      Hi Theresa, Herewith I am sending you and your family my Heartfelt prayers, your Brother Ray will be welcomed into the Arms of Our Lord. You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
      Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    Funny how time and age will cause your thought process to change. I always thought my mom was old fashion and now I’m the mom. When I started this card making hobby I loved all the cutesy and animal designs. Now I’m in my 70s and I use a lot of scriptures and everyday sentiments on my cards. aaahhh, the ‘golden age’….it’s good.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful card. The feather just adds just the right touch to the sentiment. This card just came at the right time as it has been a difficult week. I think I’ll use this scripture on the two cards I need to make tonight. I use quotes, scripture, and generic greetings equally. Just depends on the person and reason for the card. Thank you for all you do for all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:53 pm

    Really lovely card. I actually have all these dies. How lucky for me.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:05 pm

    4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
    This is A chaper that has helped me through so many journeys in my life! God Bless Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    A beautiful psalm. Your card is just gorgeous you are such an inspiration to everyone and thank you for sharing your knowledge.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    Hi Becca, this card is so beautiful. The colours, right mixture of dies & sentiment make it perfect!
    I love to use both everyday & scripture verses. I like any words of encouragment too.
    Can’t wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with next! I better start saving from now lol ;)
    Have a lovely weekend! xoxReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    beautiful card. I did not know there were scripture stamps until I began following you many years ago. so many crafty things have come into my world since following you. I usually use general phrases but I have some scripture ones. there are some cards that just need a scripture to convey the message.ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 17, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Another lovely card!!! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 17, 2017 - 10:17 pm

    Great card…so beautiful …ReplyCancel

  • DeeFebruary 17, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    Beautiful card, the sentiment is usually chosen to suit the person I’m giving the card to, so it would be a mix of sentiments.

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 17, 2017 - 11:44 pm

    Such a wonderful and elegant card here again Becca, and a beautiful verse, that you´ve used here.
    I always try to find a saying or a verse, that´ll fitt exactly for the person, who´s recieving my card. But must admit too, that I try to keep it as neutral as possible, as I don´t want people to think, I´m trying to push something on them in any way.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:24 am

    This is such a lovely card, Becca. I love the layers. And the colors. And just everything! Thank you, as always, for the inspiration. You are my Guru of the paper world!!
    To answer your question of the day, I use Scripture in almost everything, but along with a general greeting (Hello, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.) I usually either write the scripture out by hand, or print it with a pretty font. There just aren’t enough good scripture stamps out there to choose from.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:59 am

    Lovely Card. I like a balance of both.ReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 18, 2017 - 1:13 am

    Beautiful sentiment. At first glance, without my glasses, I thought the wings were a mustache. lol!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASFebruary 18, 2017 - 1:57 am

    Pretty card very soft !
    I use both sentiments , it is important to get it right
    as it makes the card suit the person . Hugs PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 18, 2017 - 3:18 am

    Good morning Becca, I too thought the wings were a moustache but hey ho!!! Silly me!!!
    I use mostly everyday sentiments it depends on the recipient!!!
    Your card is stunning as they always are!!!
    John Lockwood did you proud!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 18, 2017 - 6:55 am

    Hi Becca. Lovely card as always. I prefer everyday sentiments. Happy weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 18, 2017 - 7:25 am

    I love scripture only I have not many stamps yet but the Word of God is a wonderful way to express our love, faith and encouragement. Your cards are amazing and expressive!

  • GayleFebruary 18, 2017 - 8:02 am

    Very nice Becca,Beautiful verse & card. I have more word stamps
    as I call them of everyday greetings but anytime I can get scriptural stamps I do.
    This verse reminds me of one of my favorites Is 40:31
    Strength & protectionReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 18, 2017 - 11:04 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card and the Psalm wording is glorious, they are lovely words for a ‘Sympathy’ card.
    Sadly, the people who I make cards for are not Religious like I am, so I tend to use ‘Everyday’ sentiments, but the Scripture words mean a lot to me and I have a lot of them.
    I’m excited to know what your new designs are like !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 18, 2017 - 12:32 pm

    As a carmaker I am always looking to direct one’s attention to God’s Word. Then I try to add a saying and image.ReplyCancel

  • bunnyFebruary 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    this us gorgeous. i do mainly everydayReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)February 18, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Such a pretty card, Becca, and a beautiful scripture.
    I have determined this year to send more cards with scripture on and to provide more to our ministers to hand out as appropriate. We don’t seem to have many scriptural stamps in the UK, so I have to computer generate or hand write.
    Looking forward to seeing your new creations.
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsFebruary 19, 2017 - 5:16 am

    Hya Becca beautiful card as always i love words and verses on my cards and try and match them to the recipient not just make willy nilly
    Enjoy your weekend
    Love from Ang GB xxReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonFebruary 19, 2017 - 8:19 am

    Hi Becca such a beautiful card and Sentiment. I always find the sentiments on your cards to be beautiful. I think however that sometimes scripture sentiments are not appropriate for some people or occasions, therefore I do like a mixture of both.
    Good Luck with designing your new Dies I am certain that they will be – as all your others dies are – brilliant and a great asset to our crafty arsenal.
    Wendy xReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 19, 2017 - 1:05 pm

    Hello Becca- Your card today is again simply lovely! You do such beautiful pieces of art with each card you craft. I love the layers and details on this card and especially the scripture. I love using scripture and love receiving cards with scripture.

    I am always inspired by your creations. When I look at your work, it makes me want to get into my craft room and create. Unfortunately, health issues continue to plague me but I want you to know your creativity reaches put and it does touch and inspire those you share it with.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 19, 2017 - 9:24 pm

    Very pretty card Becca. I love the sentiment dearly. In my cards I usually add just everyday sentiments, though on sympathy cards the scripture is one often used.ReplyCancel

  • AletFebruary 24, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Love the softness of this card. I don not use scripture quotes as I don’t have any such stamps and haven’t learned to use computer for qoutes. Mostly do ” thank you, happy birthday, thinking of you,” more simple . I’m still a beginner card maker and have limited supplies. I enjoy the inspiration of all your cards. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, embellished to perfection x x xReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Sentiments 4, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags , Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see fully supply list at
News flash:  I’m getting caught up – Nine new card winners have been listed on my Giveaway Page – they have an * in front of their names so that they are easier to find.   Slowly but surely all the prizes are being sent out – please bear with me – it was a busy, busy fall :-)

Whoa Betty, it seems like we just turned the corner into a new year and now the days are flying by like there is no tomorrow!  I’m tickled to be here today and wanted to share a card created last fall that will fit the bill for many of the holidays coming up.  There’s still time to make Valentines Day Cards but as soon as that is done, it’s time to collect ideas for Easter and Mothers Day.  My card today was created with some of the extra special pieces that go along with the Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker; those are fairly big accent pieces.  I simply love the flourish that is included because it’s a strong enough accent to bookend with any other shape to make a great focal point and I was able to thread ribbon through it.   A regular in my stash are the cursive sentiments that fit almost any occasion – this one is Spellbinders Spellbinders Sentiments 4, and it is mounted on the double ended tag from Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags.   So let’s run through this. . . I created a cream card base, added the matted text panel, positioned two of the Crisscrossing elements from the Frame Maker set (cut in gold) then on top added a pointed element like Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants (cut in black) with the points at the top of the card.  Then, I threaded ribbon through the appropriate holes.  Next  I added the matted lady element, added the double ended tag and topped it with the cursive words.  To finish, I glued a bow on top :-)

This is a huge card (will measure and post the size) that requires a custom envelope – I either send in a bubble wrap catalog envelope or I make a special one using one of the envelope boards on the market.  I have a host of digital elements that I use quite often, so the background digital paper is a free download and can be found HERE and the lady digital is a purchased element that can be found HERE.

About Day of Giving Friday
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.  I’ll be updating the list of winners this weekend so be sure to stop back by to check the list of winners HERE!  For your comment: My favorite time to sit down and make a card is …

Stamps:  None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Black, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Digital Paper – Antique Lady, Text Print
Ink:  None 
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool, Spellbinders Sentiments 4, Spellbinders Decorative Swallowtail Tags , Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

post-header-bottomSpring is not far off, I promise :-)  Have a good weekend and if you are having chilly weather – stay cozy and warm.


  • dianne schlegelFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    How very pretty Becca!
    Dianne SchlegelReplyCancel

  • Patty HarrisFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is … when I am caught up with necessary chores and have time and energy available..ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca. I like the way you used the flourish, and I really like the newsprint and black digi.

    My favorite time to make a card is nearly anytime, but I really like after dinner – I can escape the basketball games or whatever the boys are watching, head for the cave and have some Mom time alone – it’s quiet in that part of the house, and it’s just me in my space, no distractions.ReplyCancel

  • LoisFebruary 10, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    Such a Victoria look to your card today. It is quite pretty. My favorite time to make cards is whenever the spirit hits. But I try to have at least some of the housework done and supper planned. Have a good sunny weekend. We are digging out of 14 inches of snow with more to come over the weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    A beautiful card and I’m loving the extras in the Frame-maker.ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    What a special card and that florish is great and would work for so many ocasions.I like to stamp images and then have is available to color in during evening tv shows. I like to have images prestamped and colored to assemble cards as needed.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:24 pm

    Just love the lady playing chess, so elegant! My favorite time to sit down to make cards is right away in the morning and late at night when I can’t quiet my mind to go to sleep. Loves to you BeccaReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    Hi Becca glad you are feeling better. Love the card. My favourite time to make a card is late mornings after we take the dog for a walk, and do our running around. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous! My favorite time to make a card is when all my chores are done for the day. No guilt and I can really enjoy the time.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne M.February 10, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    Another lovely creation Becca! I love the Victorian lady. My favourite time is when I am inspired because the cards come together more quickly than when I have to create under pressure.

    Regards from Canada

  • TammieFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:31 pm

    . . . My studio is clean and organized. I create better when the chaos is gone.ReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    my fav. time is on a yucky weather day or on one of our retreat weekends with the girls. love to have time to unwind. love how you bring so many elements together in your cards. just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is anytime! I love making cards. Your cards are beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    This is such a pretty compulation of your bits and pieces that you make into something so lovely.
    My favorite time to craft is well in advance of an event I have to make something for. Procrastation is not in my dictionary and I hate to be rushed so like to get at it well in advance of needing it. I don’t however get that much time to get things done and to have a stash on hand. Unfortunately!
    Have a great weekend and glad you are getting caught up!!
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    My favorite time is mirning. I seem to get more done then.ReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Any time I have a few minutes is a good time to make a card.Those times dont happen real often,but when they do I make the most of my time…I always make my cards in twos,to help me make a stash!!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 10, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    Very pretty card. I love to make cards when it’s raining or snow fall. To me it says come and play.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.February 10, 2017 - 4:15 pm

    What a lovely card! I really like how you threaded the ribbon through the die cut! So pretty! Well, my favorite time to sit down and make a card is….ANY time! LOL! I really enjoy it though when I’ve finished a major chore (like dusting, mopping, & vacuuming like I did today!) That way I don’t feel guilty knowing I need to do the dreaded chores! Haha! :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BFebruary 10, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    I love to make cards first thing in the morning, the light is great then!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is after the dinner dishes are washed and the kitchen is nice and clean. It feels like my work is done and I can have permission to do something just for me.ReplyCancel

  • Betty MCALISTERFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Hi Becca. Very pretty card today featuring the silhouette lady.
    My cardmaking fits into any spare time I have in my days and preferably when my Husband is not at home as he continually interrups. He thinks it’s a waste of time!!!! XxReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    When I have everything done and can sit and relax.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Late evenings is when I do most of my cardmaking. I have even been known to go to bed, only to get back up because I have an idea I ‘need’ to try!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    LOL, ANYTIME is my “favorite time” to sit down & do a card!;) IF, I can get out of housework, it makes it even SWEETER! LOL ;) This is a LOVELY CARD, Becca!!! Do you “stamp” anymore? Or just use Digi’s the most?ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 10, 2017 - 5:51 pm

    So beautiful Becca! My favorite time to make a card is early in the morning after coffee. It’s seems my great ideas thanks to your inspiration is a great time to work. Then phone calls, my walk, my chores etc kick in for the day!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.February 10, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    My favorite time is late afternoon when chores are done, there’s still some daylight and I’m not yet exhausted.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    Beautiful card, once again. This lady is so lovely. My favourite time to make cards is whenever I have a free few days mid week, which, despite being retired seem to be infrequent. I make quite a few together and try to stay at least a month ahead of when they’re needed.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:22 pm

    Lovely card. My favorite time to sit down and make a card is – anytime! I like how I feel when I create something pretty that I share with others to make them feel special. It is cold here. Trying to stay warm with all that snow laying around.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"February 10, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    Really think this card is soooo elegant. I so much enjoy getting your emails. thank you so much for taking the time to keep us all inspired. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 10, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Good morning Becca, simply gorgeous!!! My favourite time is early morning or early afternoon!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is whenever, I get inspird any time of the day or night have even been known to get out of bed and make a cardReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the evening after supper. I enjoy spending some time in my craft room thinking about my card, usually thinking about our children and having my kitties join me and supervise.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 10, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous card!
    My favorite time to sit down and work on cards in a very snow stormy day, I can watch the snow fall, work on cards and listen to my music, happy time, happy place to be!!!ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    My favorite time to make a card is first thing in the morning – before breakfast.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:40 pm

    Very pretty card again today! My favorite time to “create” is anytime! I’m retired now so I can go “play” more often. Husband thinks he should eat a meal 3 times a day! I have to stop playing to cook. If he’s gone, then I don’t always stop to eat.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    What a lovely card Becca! I love the vintage look and you have inspired me to try something like it.
    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is ANYTIME! I especially like to make a card when my craft room is clean and organized… which is not as often as I’d like. But I can make a card even when my crafting table is a total mess!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsFebruary 10, 2017 - 8:55 pm

    So beautiful!!! love this card, so elegant! :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 10, 2017 - 9:10 pm

    Becca what a lovely card. I like to make cards when I get some ideas that way it comes easily.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 10, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    This card is elegantly beautiful. I’ve found that working on my card projects after lunch the most relaxing peaceful time of the day. The daily household chores are done, fed the husband and it’s nap time for all including the dogs. With my tummy full and my mind at peace, I’m able to casually take my time creating another card project. This isn’t every day but when situations permit midday is best.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanFebruary 11, 2017 - 12:31 am

    Yet another gorgeous card….Thank You, Becca! You inspire me to make cards!!! Now I just need to find a nice block of time to devote to my cards. I have added a puppy to my fur family….so 4 dogs and 2 cats. On my time off, I take dog agility classes and compete with them. Hard to find those precious crafting hours! :)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:06 am

    What a charming card, Becca. The vintage feel is wonderful. How creative of you!
    My time for sitting down to make cards is anytime I have an hour or two of spare time, usually on the weekends or on my days off. Sometimes I’ll sneak up to my craft room in the evening to spend some creative time.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:52 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. I mostly make cards mid to late mornings after I have woken up and done my house jobs. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:08 am

    Another gorgeous card here from you Becca. Soooo beautiful and elegant as always hun, and the diecuts are also as usual just perfect and makes the most amazing card.
    My favorit time to sit down and make a card, can be anytime at the day, and it´s different from time to time, it´s more about to get the spirit for it, and it can be the most weird times, that I suddenly get an idea, that I just have to try right away. I think, the most weird has been once, I woke up in the middle of a dream and just had an answer to a problem, I´d been playing around with for a few days, and suddenly I woke up and just knew, how to solve it, and went straight dowwn and finished it in a heartbeat.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda LilleyFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:14 am

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca!
    My favorite time to make a card is after I have completed the necessary housework for the day. I love to gather my supplies and then just let the creative juices flow. Knowing that I’m not neglecting anything by taking time for myself just makes it that much more enjoyable! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for all the inspiration you provide!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:19 am

    Yes the months r rolling by! Love your card. I like to make cards anytime of the day! Thanks fir sharing! Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Angela TurnerFebruary 11, 2017 - 2:20 am

    Hi Becca
    Am absolutely in love with this card .Would love to see you making more of this style. Just love the way you have finished it off with the ribbon and pearl .Fabulous !!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 11, 2017 - 3:32 am

    Hi Becca, loving your card ,so different and very classy.
    I sit to make a card when i have the time, too much going on at present , but will hopefully find more time when Andrews Chemo is finished.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 11, 2017 - 5:40 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca, so simple and elegant!
    Love the beautiful image you have used :))
    My favorite time to sit down and make cards is after breakfast when I have the whole day available.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DFebruary 11, 2017 - 8:15 am

    OOHH, really like this design, so different from the others but just as beautiful. The focal point is a strong one but you managed to soften it with the other offset designs. Good one Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 11, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Hi Becca, I adore this shabby chic card, I love any script background and this is a fabulous bookpage, I love the die-cuts, and I adore this focal image, all coupled with your beautiful bow and gorgeous embellishment and pearls, I love this !!
    I prefer to craft in the afternoon, mundane household jobs take precedent in the mornings, I wish we could ‘buy’ time as there are never enough hours in my day !!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • jamie schnirchFebruary 11, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Very pretty card. My favorite time to craft is when I start to straighten up my craft space. I find something new to try and there I go….. LOLReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Anytime I can find to sit down and make a card. I don’t have any special time that I craft. Love to create anytime. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASFebruary 11, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Love this card ! My favourite time is anytime so long
    as I don’t let the chores pile up .
    Mostly get up early and then the chores then create.
    You are looking forward to spring we are not exactly looking
    forward to Autumn !!! Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan BFebruary 11, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    Live your card. For me anytime I get in some crafting is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.February 11, 2017 - 7:35 pm

    Very nice card Becca.
    The best time for me is in the morning or early afternoon.
    At that time I am not tired & can think better.ReplyCancel

  • Amelia EdwardsFebruary 12, 2017 - 12:03 am

    What a beautiful card. My favorite time to make a card is in the morning before activities of the day take over. It is a quiet and peaceful time.ReplyCancel

  • Maria LuisaFebruary 12, 2017 - 11:01 am

    Bellisima la tarjeta !ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 12, 2017 - 11:28 am

    How lovely! I love that paper!! I MUST get cracking on using my Graceful Frames!!
    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the early afternoon… it’s restful without taking nap and picks me up better than a nap. : )ReplyCancel

  • WendyFebruary 12, 2017 - 3:42 pm

    Hi Becca such a lovely card for us this week. I really do look forward to seeing your weekly post out gets the weekend off to a great start.
    Wendy xReplyCancel

  • MichelleFebruary 12, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    My favorite time to make cards is on one of my days off from work during the week. I sit down and let the creative juices flow and sure enough the light bulb goes on and busy beaver me gets to work on making a birthday or holiday card. Love the peace and quiet and listening to the birds singing outside.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseFebruary 12, 2017 - 10:42 pm

    Usually at the last minute unfortunately. I always say I’m going to make cards ahead of time, but that never happens. I love this card! I love all of your cards actually! ??ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)February 13, 2017 - 6:01 am

    Such a ‘gentle’ card! I love the way you have used the Frame Maker extras!
    My favourite time to make cards is absolutely anytime. I did say that, right??!! ;o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Margie LuttrellFebruary 16, 2017 - 6:00 am

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is in the morning on the weekends. I get a cup of coffee, hubby is still sleeping, and I head to my craft room.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 17, 2017 - 8:37 am

    Your card today is so elegant! Loving the combination of die cuts you’ve used. My favorite time of day to create a card is the evening and night. I’ve always been a night owl so I seem to get energized as the sun goes downReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiFebruary 18, 2017 - 7:27 am

    My favorite time to sit down and make a card is …when I feel I have some creative juices or time to enjoy it without stress of life’s activities and interrupptionsReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 27, 2017 - 3:03 pm

    My favourite time to sit down and make a card is … late at night when I know I won’t be interrupted, I have disabilities so it fits around my up and down sleep pattern x x x
    Very pretty card Becca xReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 3, 2017 - 2:47 am

    Please can you help me with one of your dies i purchased
    Its the Wedding Collection (BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES) S4-596
    I have tried to find instructions to print off and i have looked for tutorials but I cannot find any please can you tell me were to look
    I think your dies are fantastic I am so hooked on them I want them all

    Thank you so much can’t wait to hear from you JackieReplyCancel