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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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  • Joni SMarch 23, 2017 - 12:18 am

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

    • Becca FeekenMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 am

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

  • Sarina mcclentonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:30 am

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

  • KMarch 23, 2017 - 12:55 am

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

  • Diane BrownMarch 23, 2017 - 1:14 am

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

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 23, 2017 - 1:19 am

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

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

  • Dayle SMarch 23, 2017 - 1:35 am

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

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

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

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 23, 2017 - 2:05 am

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

  • Clare WMarch 23, 2017 - 2:07 am

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

  • ElaineMarch 23, 2017 - 3:29 am

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

  • Pam TasMarch 23, 2017 - 4:27 am

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

  • Maureen KMarch 23, 2017 - 4:46 am

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

  • Sandra SmithMarch 23, 2017 - 4:55 am

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

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

  • WendyMarch 23, 2017 - 5:21 am

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

  • Kyle E.March 23, 2017 - 6:24 am

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

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 23, 2017 - 6:43 am

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

  • Kathy mMarch 23, 2017 - 7:13 am

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

  • BunnyMarch 23, 2017 - 7:29 am

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

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

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMarch 23, 2017 - 7:32 am

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

  • BenteMarch 23, 2017 - 7:42 am

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

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 23, 2017 - 7:49 am

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

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

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

  • SuzzieQMarch 23, 2017 - 8:37 am

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

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

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

  • Kay McBrideMarch 23, 2017 - 10:03 am

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

  • NancyRMarch 23, 2017 - 10:15 am

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

  • Rosie WaldtMarch 23, 2017 - 10:51 am

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

  • Jan CastleMarch 23, 2017 - 11:14 am

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

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 23, 2017 - 11:54 am

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

  • BonnieMarch 23, 2017 - 11:55 am

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

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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

  • Vicky S.March 23, 2017 - 12:05 pm

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

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 23, 2017 - 12:23 pm

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

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

  • LoisMarch 23, 2017 - 12:35 pm

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

  • Kristine VencelMarch 23, 2017 - 12:38 pm

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

  • Sara AlfordMarch 23, 2017 - 1:36 pm

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

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 23, 2017 - 3:17 pm

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

  • Nancy VondraMarch 23, 2017 - 7:22 pm

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

  • Gin K.March 23, 2017 - 9:51 pm

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

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm

    Oh WOW! Takes me away gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 24, 2017 - 2:25 am

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

  • Joy MossMarch 24, 2017 - 6:59 am

    Love how you used the two dies layered together!ReplyCancel

  • margie vossMarch 24, 2017 - 11:53 am

    just a beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMarch 26, 2017 - 2:20 pm

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

  • Karen CouretMarch 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

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

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

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

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

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 27, 2017 - 5:20 pm

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

  • D.Ann CMarch 30, 2017 - 4:48 pm

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

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello y’all!  Spring really faked us out, hunh?  No worries, one thing I know for sure is that it is coming – I have good authority on that!  I’m curled up today with my hot coffee in my toasty sweats, looking outside and eagerly waiting for that day to come.  Even though it’s nippy outside, inside my desk is full!

Today I’m sharing an easy card.  I used one die and I used two colors of paper.  All I did was cut the die, add some matting layers and add a sentiment, a bow and pearls.  That’s it!!  So often I get comments that say something like I wish I could make that.  My whole point today is that you can and I want to encourage you to do it!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So on to my card for today.  This is a 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ layered card – I used Spellbinders Fleur De Square using the large square for my bottom latter and turning the smaller medium square on point for some dramatic contract.   Oops, I fibbed, I pulled in another die for the sentiment – I used Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants.  Lol, there’s not much else to say except that this die is absolutely gorgeous – how easy it was to work with and I love making a card in less than an hour!!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Fleur De Square and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
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!

This is going to need an explanation – and the question this week is a tough one.  Don’t answer if you don’t want but I think about these things.  A sweet friend of mine passed away this week.  I’ve been travelling quite a bit and have been so unbelievably busy lately that I didn’t have the chance to talk to her since December.  I didn’t even know how sick she was.  Of course, in retrospect I regret that I was so busy.  I can’t tell you now much she has been on my mind this week.  I do wish I had had an opportunity to visit her in person.  Had I visited, I know I would have gotten the sense of the gravity of her illness.  I’m full of prayer for my friend and at peace that she didn’t have an extended time of suffering.  For your comment: What would you say to your friend if you knew you wouldn’t see him or her again?

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Stamps: Inkadinkado  
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur De Square, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail PennantsSilk Ribbon – The Paper Source, Recollection Pearls, button from my stash

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  • Jan CastleMarch 17, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Beautiful card Becca – very ELEGANT!
    Actually an easy question for me to answer – I would tell my treasured friend that ‘I LOVE YOU’! Simple statement, but I know we do not say it enough to those we care about. If I could see the person face to face, I would add a great big HUG! Hugs have meant a lot to me in the recent home going of my husband….even people who could not utter a word to me said it all in a hug to show they cared.
    Paper Hugs…real ones too if I could come across the miles Becca!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

    • Noelene ApapMarch 17, 2017 - 3:52 pm

      Hi Jan,
      Sorry for your recent loss. Sending you prayesr & hugs across the miles.
      xoxReplyCancel

      • Jan CastleMarch 17, 2017 - 10:14 pm

        Thank you so much Noelene…what a pretty name!!

  • Cathy HomanMarch 17, 2017 - 11:30 am

    You mean the world to me!ReplyCancel

    • Bonnie springlebMarch 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm

      Wish I could post my comment but I didn’t see how ? I would say to my friend I love you I would make her a card and give it to her . The card would show just what she means to me.ReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfMarch 17, 2017 - 11:33 am

    I would tell her how much she and her friendship means to me and that she is loved.ReplyCancel

  • myrna sweetMarch 17, 2017 - 11:39 am

    Becca: I think you are long overdue to make another Becca bit about your bows. This bow is amazing with the middle loop larger than the outer loops-how did you do that?. I have your bow maker and my bows don’t look like that. Please, please, please! I love your bows and they are such a focal point to your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakMarch 17, 2017 - 11:45 am

    I would sit with my friend and tell him/her that I love you and I will hug him/her and tell them I don’t want to let go. If you get to heaven before I do, make a little hole and pull me through!!! ??ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 17, 2017 - 11:50 am

    If I could see them in person, in this life- I would tell my friend, “I love you!” And then ask them how is their relationship with God. Knowing we are loved by God, and loved by our family and friends are the most important things in life.
    I love your card. This one is such a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine SyphusMarch 17, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    Becca, I would tell my friend that I have been thinking a lot about her; that she is such a beautiful person, that she is missed, that you feel such close bonds.
    What wonderful friendships we can have with so many. You can think those things now about your friend and I think she will feel your love.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SMarch 17, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    After caring for four family members during terminal illnesses and having lost so many family members and friends of various ages over the years, I’ve learned to make each good-bye like it may be the last. There is no time like the present to let our loved ones know how we feel! So sorry, Becca, for the loss of your friend. You are such a thoughtful caring person, I am sure your friend knew how you felt.ReplyCancel

  • Salley SchwartzMarch 17, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    It’s so hard to let go. I would tell my friend that they mean the world to me. That I will miss them but will remember the good times we have spent together.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 17, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    Beautiful, elegant card, Becca. Thank you for the inspiration.
    I’m so sorry you lost a dear friend this week. Even though you weren’t able to…say goodbye?…to her as you’d like to have done, I think she must have been happy to know you were out there living your life to the fullest, fulfilling God’s plan for your life. That’s what all of us want for our friends, after all.ReplyCancel

  • JanetMarch 17, 2017 - 12:23 pm

    Becca, this card is just gorgeous. I so enjoy seeing your work on display.

    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 17, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Do you mean, “WOULDN’T see him or her again?” LOL I have a friend that I haven’t seen in years! And when I saw her last, I didn’t know that was the last time in seeing her for many years…. I would treat each time as being the LAST TIME! ;) Letting that friend know I loved them & they were cherished! We eagerly await the time we can meet up again! ;)ReplyCancel

  • RosendaMarch 17, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    I really would tell my friend how much I miss her , care for her amd love her.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaMarch 17, 2017 - 12:28 pm

    A good friend of my husbands passed a week ago after repeated surgeries on his intestines. It was tragic because his mind was 100% there. We knew he had no hope but it was sad. I knew him for close to 20 years. A little crazy, but a good man with a good heart, and very happy. It’s not so much what I/we would have said, but I wish we would have visited him more when he was hopping around to the many hospitals he was in. Hospitals can be so boring. I feel really bad we didn’t go see him more often than we did the past 5 months.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NMarch 17, 2017 - 12:34 pm

    Gorgeous card! I would tell my friend how much I love her, and how much I enjoy our time together. I’m sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 17, 2017 - 12:47 pm

    Another stunning card! I think a big hug with a smile says more than words and I did just that yesterday to a ninety year old following his wife’s funeral. I doubt I will see him alive again because he lives so far away but I will keep my promise to ring him.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 17, 2017 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca. Great card as always and love the look of your new die. As for your friend I am sure she knew what you would have said had you been able to see her. Don’t beat yourself up over it I say. True friends know what you are thinking before you do almost I find!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 17, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    So very sorry for your heart-breaking circumstances, Becca. Hopefully my answer will not seem too simple for such a serious question. My first thought is to say, “I love you.” Even more, I would want to say, “Thank you.” I think love is clearly understood between close friends, but there are innumerable things to be thankful for: forgiveness, openness, wisdom, patience, laughter, and shared experiences no one else truly understands.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 17, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    It goes without saying that the card is beautiful and one I could try easily.
    A good friendship is based on years, not days. The lifetime of friendship that you had does not get passed over because of a few days/months that you were busy. And a true friend realizes that. What they want most when they are on a short timeline is to be treated normally. Many don’t want those “last time” conversations; they want death to be as normal as their life was. So don’t feel badly. If she wanted something other than that, she would have reached out. What you do for a friend all the time is much more important than what you didn’t do one time. Give yourself a pass on that one.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMarch 17, 2017 - 1:12 pm

    Oh goodness. I hope I would be able to say” I wish you enough”. Surely you have read the story behind that statement. If not do look it up.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 17, 2017 - 1:25 pm

    Another great card as always. I would tell my friend how much I enjoyed knowing her and thank her for encouraging me with my crafts, and sending her love. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 17, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    I would tell him or her how much I appreciated our friendship. love today’s card. simple yet elegant.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 17, 2017 - 1:59 pm

    Your card today is so elegant. I like your new die and enjoyed seeing the video and how to use it. Lovely. I’m looking forward to more of your lastest dies to come out and how to use them. So sorry for the loss of you dear friend. If I was not to see a friend again, I would hope I would be able to express in words how much our friendship meant to me. Sometimes there are no words.ReplyCancel

  • IrisMarch 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm

    Beautiful card, fabulous sentiment. I’d tell my friend ‘I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there for me. Your friendship has meant the world to me. X’ReplyCancel

  • JoyMarch 17, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    1st thing is I would tell them is that I loved them. If they knew the Lord, I’d tell them this isn’t good-bye – that I would see them again in heaven. I’d also give them a hug and let them know how much I appreciated their friendship.ReplyCancel

  • IrisMarch 17, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Sorry, Becca, so sorry for about the loss of your friend. Hope that you will frequently savour all the happy memories you cherish. XReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 17, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I first want to extend my condolences for the loss of your friend – my heart goes out to you. It’s a shock to receive news like this. When you think of her with the love and appreciation you have for her, that communication transcends the boundaries of time and space. Love never dies.

    Having this experience is a reminder to let our loved ones know how much they mean to us every chance we get. It’s an illusion that we ever know how much time we have with others.Communicating love and gratitude to the people in your live is something you do sooooo well!

    Watching the video on your new dies made me excited to see all your new creations. I loved, loved, loved the re-positioning of the rectangular dies for custom applications. In your characteristic style, the possibilities are endless!
    Love & blessings dear Becca,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesMarch 17, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    We all know how you feel because we have all experienced this situation. My favorite expression is ” You are in my thoughts and prayers”—simple,. But full of meaning. Also,. “I love you” and “You are special” are always appropriate. I know will love your new designs!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMarch 17, 2017 - 2:21 pm

    Good morning Becca,your cards just take my breath away!!!
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    There is nothing I would like to say to my friends when they’re not here because I say it to them on the phone,face to face in a letter on a card,
    When you lose a loved one it makes you realise how precious life is,it only takes a second to change your entire life.
    Live each moment as if it’s your last. Life is what you make it and friends make it better!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMarch 17, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    I love your gold/white cards. Always so elegant. What I would tell my friend is that the world is a better place because of that friend. So sorry for your loss.ReplyCancel

  • Beth PalmerMarch 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Such a beautiful card Becca, love the white and gold and that bow is just another Becca special! W would say to my friend “I love you and thank you for being such a special friend and give her a hug”ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 17, 2017 - 2:49 pm

    Hi Becca,
    |Such a wonderful and fun card (easy peasy) today. Happy St. Patty’s Day! One of the new dies that is on my list.
    I would tell my friend that I loved him or her and would see them again one day! Meaning of course, in heaven! This happened to me just a couple of weeks ago. I met this fellow in the post office and as his had was bandaged, I asked what happened. Said he had a skin cancer removed and went on telling me the whole story. Said they wanted to cut some more on him but didn’t think he was going to do it. Within 2 weeks he was gone, So Sad!! Only in his early 60’s.
    Hope you have a great weekend and slow down just a little and smell the roses, girlfriend.
    HUGS
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMarch 17, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Becca your card is just lovely and do like the gold you do.
    If I was saying to a friend that I wasn’t going to see again I would let them know what their friendship meant to me and to tell them I love them.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 17, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    That one is super easy for me to answer.
    What I would say: I Love You.

    This card is so gorgeous! I love the Gold.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"March 17, 2017 - 3:34 pm

    First of all, I wanted to tell you how thrilled I was to win one of your beautiful cards last month. I haven’t received it yet but I patiently wait as I know you are always so busy and I don’t want you to feel rushed at all. What a wonderful blessing you are to so many. Now , as for the question of what to tell someone you will never see again here in this present earth …… I have been faced with this situation quite a few times in my life. Always, I felt uncomfortable to admit to them that they were dying and because of this I didn’t address the most important issue at hand…. Have You Accepted Jesus as Your Savior ? Now, I have matured enough to know that this is the last chance they might have to hear about God’s promise and the fact that He said , there is only one way to The Father, Jesus. When my mom was dying I knew she was saved and only her body was lingering. As she was breathing her last breaths, I held her hand and told her it was okay to let go …. we would miss her but it was okay, we would be alright . I believe she passed away peacefully and that she is at rest now. I look forward to seeing her again someday. I believe if we have a chance in life to spread God’s Word and we don’t, we are making a big mistake. I look at death differently now and I look at this short time on this earth differently. This earthly life is short and will soon be over, even a hundred years that you might have goes by so fast. I pray with all my heart that anyone reading this , if you haven’t accepted Jesus as your personal savior, please , please, do so now. God bless…Denice with a ” c”.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 17, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is so pretty, and it just goes to prove that you don’t have to take days (like me) to make a pretty card.
    Enjoy your weekend, I’m off to a craft show tomorrow, can’t wait.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 17, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Oh, another beautiful card, Becca. I would simply say to my friend – I love you and I’m so blessed we have our friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMarch 17, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    I would say I love you. Thank you for being in my life.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 17, 2017 - 3:48 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I always love your cards with gold & white. Always gorgeous!
    I only discovered your new collection last week. I definitely have them on my wish list.
    My condolences on the loss of your friend. Don’t feel bad about not getting to see her.We are all guilty of letting life get in the way. I am sure she knew how much of a busy lady you were & would not want you to feel bad about not seeing her, but rather remember the good times you shared together instead.
    The answer to your question is, I probably wouldn’t say much but that I loved them & give a huge hug. That is what I did with my grandmother that I visited many years ago overseas. I was blessed to meet her twice & never knew if I would see her again when we left. Sadly I wasn’t blessed with all the wonderful technology of today to be able to keep in regular contact like skype.
    Take care, Sending hugs & prayers.
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Love your cards, the gold and white is so gorgeous, luxurious and with that stunning bow so elegant.
    What would I say to a friend – I would tell them I loved them as I always do and hug them.
    Di.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 17, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    What a beautiful elegant card and something I can duplicate. Thank you for sharing your creations and thoughts. I’ve had several bfs pass away and while spending my last times with them I thanked them for all the love, time and adventures we shared. I cherished the memories that the Lord allowed us and surely this wasn’t the last time we’d meet. We don’t need modern technology to keep in touch…a simple hand made card is a perfect tangible message of love.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMarch 17, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Wow! This really is another one of your stunning creations Becca! Thank you for sharing it with us. So sorry about the loss of your friend. I experienced something similar when my mom died suddenly. I was so busy on the last Saturday I spoke to her that I didn’t take the time to really appreciate her call. I never knew it would be the last conversation we’d have on earth. Wish I’d had one more chance to tell her how much I loved and appreciated her. Yet I have hope because she knew and loved the Lord, and therefore I know that we’ll meet again. Thanks for reminding us to treasure our loved ones while we have them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dianna TorrezMarch 17, 2017 - 4:51 pm

    I am so blessed by my friends! I would certainly thank them for all the laughter, support and love over the years and for loving me as I am! What a beautiful card and sentiment, thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsMarch 17, 2017 - 4:59 pm

    Regal, glorious and elegant and so Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy sMarch 17, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    As always a beautiful card. Sorry for your loss, As to your question I have been in a similar situation several times and one of my friends was on limited time when I first met her so each time I saw her i would leave her with a big gentle hug and kiss and tell her I loved her, she lasted nearly 21/2 years after we first met and I just wish I had known her longer. It’s always hard when we don’t get the chance to say goodbye but we know in our hearts they are now at peace in Gods care.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.March 17, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Beautiful card! Just love how elegant your cards are. Happy St. Patty’s Day! :)

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 17, 2017 - 6:31 pm

    Elegant card! Love it!
    That’s a tough one to find words for. I’m not sure what I’d say.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMarch 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful gold and white card with a stunning bow. Must try this for sure.
    Sorry for your loss. XxReplyCancel

  • CjMarch 17, 2017 - 7:01 pm

    I’m so glad we’re friends. You are so special to me…I wish I had told you before you were gone…I didn’t know you were going to leave us.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 17, 2017 - 7:04 pm

    I would tell my friend how much they meant to me and reminisce about the good times we’ve shared. Hugs to you!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 17, 2017 - 7:21 pm

    Hi Becca
    It is so hard to lose a loved one and no matter how much we have loved, cared for or supported them, we seem to have a sense of guilt that we haven’t done enough or been there for them at their point of need. Your candid post has touched a nerve and I’m sure that your gentle reminder will bear fruit amongst your followers. Thank you so much for sharing – a difficult thing when carrying a burden of loss. I pray that you will find peace. After reading your post I will try to make sure that in future I don’t part from family or friends without saying something loving and uplifting. Our Church house group is following the 40 acts of kindness during Lent and there have been several nudges about appreciating others and showing that appreciation. I will try to do better.
    Your card is stunning! Ivory and gold make such an elegant combination.
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsMarch 17, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    I was so lucky to have had the chance to speak my heart to a very close friend the night before she passed. She was in a morphine haze and had not been awake or speaking for several days. I thanked her and the Father for coming in to my life. We had gone to the same church and had broken in to small groups that met at peoples’ homes. She was in another group, along with her husband. Something told them to switch groups. That was the beginning of a new and very special relationship. When I told her how thankful I was that they switched groups and that I consider that one of the best days of my life, she moved her arms and I believe she tried to say something. I am so glad that I was moved to visit that day.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 17, 2017 - 7:57 pm

    Hi lovely lady so sorry for your loss , but I am sure your friend knew how
    much you loved her and cared about her ,,,,,,
    I love this card the white and gold yummy and the sentiment is
    so beautiful I would love it.
    I tell the special family and friends that I have I love them all the time
    they probably get sick of hearing it lol.
    Just in case I dont get another chance it means a lot to me love
    and hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 17, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    What a gorgeous card. Becca, please share how you do your bows. They are always so beautiful and mine never look like yours.
    I would tell my friend, “I love you… and remember we will be together again one day… with a new body and no aches and pains.”
    Blessings,
    JudyReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMarch 17, 2017 - 8:44 pm

    I love this card and the sentiment. I would tell them that they are loved and will be greatly missed but i will miss them the most because they mean so much to meReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 17, 2017 - 8:46 pm

    Beeeauuutifulllllll! Love this card. I wanna win it! Now, the comment prompt is a tough one. Very thought provoking. As I think of each special friend, I would tell each one – ” Keep the Faith ” and ” I love you.”ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 17, 2017 - 8:58 pm

    I’d say, “See you in heaven”.

    Fabulous card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMarch 17, 2017 - 10:37 pm

    Dear sweet Becca….I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of your dear friend comfort you. I would tell my friend how much I loved them and reminisce on our adventures and even just the simple things in life that we shared. I would thank God for bringing us together and that through his Grace, we will be together again! Thank you for another beautiful card and the gentle reminder to appreciate those who are dear to us.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 18, 2017 - 1:28 am

    Dear Becca – I’m so sorry for your loss. Sudden losses often carry a sense of guilt that perhaps we should have seen it coming, or done something, or helped somehow. But we can’t always do these things. Here’s prayers for you that you find a sense of peace that your friendship with your friend over time brought her comfort in the end.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy PorterMarch 18, 2017 - 1:38 am

    I would tell them thank you. For the joy they brought in to my world and for taking the time to be with and believe in me. Beautiful card BeccaReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 18, 2017 - 3:23 am

    Awesome card, think could make that one fir sure, thanks for makin an easy card! I lost a dear friend almost 5 yrs ago, I was lucky I got to see and talk with her, but her last day she was in a fetal position and I still talked to her, yet she could say anything, I think bout her a lot…don’t best yourself up over this. Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 18, 2017 - 3:41 am

    What a beautiful card today and the sentiment means a lot to us all in reminding us that friendships are so very special.

    Ive been lucky that I haven’t lost close friends yet but I held my precious son in my arms during the night before he slipped away from us. What did I say? Just gentle words telling him how much he meant to us and that one day we would meet beyond the blue at the edge of the sky. He was a good person. My son and my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 18, 2017 - 4:02 am

    Beautiful card Becca, the gold really pops.

    Re my friend who is my chosen Sister – I would tell her how much I loved her and that it has been a blessing and a privilege to have her in my life for nearly 40 years. Becca I have tears in my eyes just thinking of a time that she would no longer be in my life x x xReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 18, 2017 - 5:19 am

    What a beautiful card. I would tell them how much I loved her and how grateful and blessed I was to have had their friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 18, 2017 - 5:31 am

    Hello Becca,
    It’s a beautiful card today because the dies are gorgeous.
    You have my sincere condolences on the passing of your friend, and you must try to have some time for yourself. I know it’s difficult as this is your business but life goes by so fast.
    I see my friends once a fortnight, different friends on different days, and when leaving I always kiss, hug and tell them that they mean a lot to me. One of my friends I’ve known since 1958 when we worked together and we have gone through life together, she’s extra special and I make sure she knows it.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 18, 2017 - 8:08 am

    This is so ELEGANT! Absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 18, 2017 - 9:11 am

    A beautiful and elegant card today, Becca. The bow is lovely and really finishes your card.

    I would tell a friend how blessed I was to be their friend and that I love them. I would tell them that I will cherish our memories and will not forget the friendship we shared. I would also try to share a memory that would bring a smile to both of our hearts. I would also share the love of JESUS with them and encourage them to be sure their heart was right with GodReplyCancel

  • Christine LazaridesMarch 18, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    Beautiful card! Sorry for your loss, I would stop and reflect on memories and our friendship, and try to leave things on a positive note.ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiMarch 18, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    That is one sweet card with one die, yes plus the tag for the sentiment LOLReplyCancel

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderMarch 18, 2017 - 9:43 pm

    what an absolutely gorgeous card again. I always come back here to be inspired into the beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 19, 2017 - 1:48 am

    Sooo sorry for your loss Becca. I actually had a very dear friend passing from terminal illness here back in January, and even we all knew, she was sick, we had no idea, it was this close. She spent Christmas eve and New Years Eve til late with her entire familky and tuesday evening the 2nd she went in peace. I´ve known her in almost 40 years since our very first youth, and we had our kids together and she and her husbond visited us here sunday before christmas, and she seemed better than ever, so it was a chock, and I know exactly how you feel, as I´ve been through it all myself here lately and kept asking, if I could´ve done more. But we often talked about her illness, and I told her directly,. that I jnew I couldn´t say or do anything, that would make things easier or better, but she should know, I would be there for her at any time of the day or night, if she needed me to talk to, and that I loved her dearly and would miss her terribly, when it was time, and we became really good huggers, that´s for sure. We always gave a hug, both when we met and when we left, every single time.
    But at least none of our friends are in anymore pains now, and that comforts me a little.
    Your card is as always very very beautiful Becca and I love your gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 19, 2017 - 5:16 am

    Such a beautiful card! I am sorry about your friend. I think we all need to be reminded how precious time is.ReplyCancel

  • EarleneMarch 19, 2017 - 8:05 am

    Another beautiful one, lady! I’d tell my friend how much their friendship has meant to me. I’d thank them for being such a godsend in my life, and how their presence had impacted my life. Then we would reminisce about some good times we had shared. Laughing together is always good. A person’s laugh is something I’ve always cherished. I wish I had recordings of those closest I’ve lost.ReplyCancel

  • Cheri GoldsmithMarch 19, 2017 - 10:38 am

    So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Please remember all the blessings of having her in your life, rather than your dismay.
    We are dealing with knowing my hubby’s time here on earth is very limited, Knowing we are in others prayers is the very best blessing of all. Please let her loved ones hear from you with a special moment the two of you shared, for their hurting hearts (and yours).
    And to answer your thought…how about ‘see you with our Lord’, hugs
    With much respect and enjoyment of your creations,
    a fan,
    CheriReplyCancel

  • Sandy GMarch 19, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful card and sentiment. May I offer you my condolences for the loss of your friend. I would say, “thank you” for being in my life, for allowing me to be in your life and for all the fabulous memories that I would cherish forever.ReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    This tradegy did happen to me as I lost my teacher friend of 40 years. She was told that she had 4 weeks to live and I visited her everyday as she grew weaker and weaker. I told her that she would always be in my heart . I shared with her that she was my role model in life regarding how to treat one another. She was an inspiration to everyone that she encountered. I was so blessed to have her in my life and if I encounter a bad situation I always think what would Marj would say and do. I feel that she still guides me throughout the time I have on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsMarch 20, 2017 - 7:45 am

    I would tell them how much i love them and that i will miss thhem every day
    Love the card Becca thank you for your inspiration
    Paper hugs Ang fromGB xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 20, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    Becca, being an older person myself I always hug a person and tell them I love them. I never know when it may be my last time to see them and I just want them to know I care and love them. Your friend knew you loved her and memories are a precious thing. She is sending you love from above.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosMarch 23, 2017 - 7:37 am

    So sorry for your loss. But I never truly like to say goodbye I say we will meet again . Our paths will cross God knows the plan we meet before we will meet again. I made this quote up along time ago and I truly believe in it.ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello sweet friends!  Truly, grace be with you . . . this is a stamp that has been sitting on the counter for some time.   I’ve always thought this was a lovely wish and a sweet thing to say to someone, so I’m saying it to you all.  I’m sharing a card with that sentiment today for Day of Giving Friday.  I’ve just finished a deadline that I’ve been working on for some time so today finds me optimistically looking forward to the days to come.  The days have been so full of ‘have to do’s’ that maybe, just maybe in the next week or two, I’ll be able to squeeze in a ‘want to do’.  I hope you do that too!  ‘Me’ time always makes you tick better.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So on to my card for today.  This is a 5.5″ x 7.5″ layered card – I used Spellbinders Graceful Brackets for the petite scallops in the cream for a pop of color at the top of the card.  Next I layered on Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants in cream – the largest one, cut in half.  Next I layered on the second largest Arched Swallowtail Pennant (kraft colored) and then glued down  Spellbinders Oval Ironwork (in pink) on top.  Then lastly three layers of the third largest Arched Swallowtail Pennant.  I split one of the cream Pennants in half vertically and spread so that I would get a mat layer and then I did the same thing horizontally for a mat layer.  The last pennant (kraft colored) sits on top and is the place I put that lovely sentiment.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval Ironwork - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

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: Tell me about a time you witnessed an inspiring act of kindness.

 

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Stampabilities – Grace Be With You
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Coredinations – Concerto, Papertrey Ink – A
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Charcoal, Rouge
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Brackets, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Oval IronworkMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, button

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  • TammieMarch 10, 2017 - 4:12 pm

    Lovely card Becca. Clever way to use layered tags. I love the sentiment. I am blessed by His grace each day. This card should be framed and displayed.mhugs.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 10, 2017 - 4:18 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is a most glorious card today, thank you.
    Now then, I’ve to tell you about the time I’ll never forget, I remember mam coming home from the shops before I went to school and she had brought me some chocolate sweets. It was when rationing was on after World War 2 and I still remember the taste.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • CaroleMarch 10, 2017 - 4:23 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to win one of your Cards!
    On Ash Wednesday I decided to follow a posting I read on Facebook and began puting an item a day in a box to take to Angel View. I got so into doing this that I had my closet cleaned and a box filled in three days! I then began filling a box with craft items that I haven’t used in a year. This is more difficult to do than giving away my clothes! The papers are so pretty and the tools are ones that I bought or I wouldn’t have them. It’s hard to be honest and admit that if I haven’t used it in the last year, I won’t be using it.ReplyCancel

  • Shelly SchmidtMarch 10, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Just beautiful- love your classic bow– and the soft pretty colors here! I also love all of the texture you added. Blessings to youReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 10, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    Beautiful Card.

    I have a Painting that just says, “Grace”. I have had to learn to give Grace to myself which is very hard for me to do, but it is so easy to give to others. I have come to find out that God can still use me no matter what my conditions are or finances, or even circumstances I am in.

    For my time, it is all about the Crafts. If I am not able to craft I am in a foul mood and my depression returns in full effect. I am finding more Joy in Giving than Receiving because in the giving you end up receiving anyway :). These are the riches I store up.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 10, 2017 - 4:37 pm

    Another beautiful card love to make this card,one of the dies I won in the UK give away but never received. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMarch 10, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Watching some of our young students take care of and calm a handicapped classmate when he became overwhelmed by his day. It was beautiful, heartwarming, and such a ray of joy and hope – and ended with all of the kids smiling. Love in the best way – thank God for our many blessings!!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 10, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    I love the colors on this card. Thank you for using this stamp so we all can see it. My son has a heart for helping people in need and will give money or groceries to a family in need even when he does not have enough for his bills. He is always rewards with a thank you or smile. He and his wife work as a team in these decisions. And he then is rewarded in other areas of his life.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 10, 2017 - 5:04 pm

    Beautiful card, love the bow, very elegant!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 10, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a beautiful card! This is one that takes some time to savor because there is so much going on.
    I know I witness acts of kindness many times a day, but the one that came immediately to mind is this: My office is next door to a vet and my window overlooks the parking lot. An older couple came with a dog but I noticed they were leaving without it. The woman was sitting in the car and I saw her husband approaching with the vet. The vet squatted next to the car to be at eye level and touched her in consolation. This is a busy, busy doctor and so taking this time with her really touched me.
    No matter how busy you are, dear friend, you take the time to reach out to all of us. I feel touched by your grace and it is so appreciated.
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 10, 2017 - 5:16 pm

    Yet another stunning card to go to a very, very lucky winner. Act of kindness – helping a blind person cross the road – it happens a lot but I think it’s instinct rather than someone thinking they are being kind.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 10, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Good morning Becca, such a pretty card and the sentiment!!! Wow I remember when I was in Disney MGM Studios in the middle of a storm singing I’m singing in the rain!!! Only mad dogs and English women go out in the mid day Sun!! What fun I had that day!!!Oh happy times!!!
    Becca you really make my day Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 10, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    What a lovely card, Becca. I love the new Oval Ironwork die! That’s certainly going on my “wish” list! You always inspire me :-D
    I have seen so many wonderful acts of kindness, but especially touching to me was the wonderful acts of kindness many people showered upon me last December. People really reached out to me in my time of need and helped me through. I am so thankful to God for helping me in this real and wonderful way.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 10, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    Sorry Becca I only got tell me about a time you. Acts of kindness so many!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMarch 10, 2017 - 5:39 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca!! Love the soft colors. I do see people doing random acts of kindness here and there, but the only one I can think of right now is when we went to get a coffee drink one morning, when it came time to pay they told us ours had been paid for by the car before us. Sweet!! So we paid it forward and paid for the car behind us. FUN!! Blessings to you. RuthieReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesMarch 10, 2017 - 5:50 pm

    I love this one, Becca! It is beautiful, and easily distinguishable as a “Becca” card…LOL. You are so talented, and I am so glad I stumbled across your blog several years ago. I have never attempted to copy one of your beautiful creations, but always love to browse your site for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMarch 10, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    This is a gorgeous card and I love the sentimentReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 10, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    Beautiful card Becca with a lovely sentiment!!!! I have had many acts of kindness shown to me since my husband slipped away to Heaven 4 months ago…difficult to name just one! The most impactful is by the people buying my house…they advanced me $100,000. in order for me to pay my buy-in to a non-profit continuing card residence.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMarch 10, 2017 - 6:07 pm

    A beautiful card. You seem to come up with so many wonderful cardmaking ideas. I have two acts of kindness that has always stuck with me. When I taught pre-k one of the little girls was very upset and could not stop crying. Her twin came over and offered her thumb for her sister to suck on. The second act of kindness was also in my pre-k class. We had a special needs child in our class and we said nothing to the other 21 children about him. The children have a good sense about situations. No matter if we were changing rooms, going out or a fire drill all 21 children from day one always made sure there was someone to help and care for him. It was so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHMarch 10, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    LOVE TAG CARDS. GRAND JOB YOU HAVE DONE TOO. HAVE A BLESSED DAYReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 10, 2017 - 6:25 pm

    Just gorgeous! Can’t stop staring at this beautil card.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 10, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Grace be with you, too, dear Becca. Lovely card and lovely sentiment. This past Christmas I was a witness to an inspiring act of kindness while in the check-out line at a big box store. I was behind a mother pushing a cart. She had a toddler in the child seat and a young child that was hanging onto the front of the cart. Both children were past their nap time. There were groceries in the main cart. After the checker rang-up the contents of the cart, the mother started searching for her money to pay. The checker told the mother that her groceries had been paid for by the man who had checked out before her wishing her and her family a Merry Christmas. This mother could hardly speak and tears quickly ran down her cheeks. What a beautiful gesture this man made to help this family. I must remember to do the same.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineMarch 10, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    So Beautiful Becca! Grace be unto you! God Bless and I see his grace and Love each day…. I have a home a job wonderful children and grandchildren I am truly Blessed!ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 10, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    I look forwards to your posts each week. love seeing how you have created something gorgeous. today is no different. i’m having a hard time remembering kindness that I have seen. I recognize when I see it I just don’t remember off hand. have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 10, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    Lovely card!
    I went to a big sale recently at a stamp store that is about 90 minutes from my house. The store is closing and things were marked down to 50% off. I made my selections and paid, after putting a few back on the shelf that I knew I didn’t really need! A couple of days later, I was regretting putting a die back that I really liked. I emailed a friend who lives close to the store and asked her if she had a chance to swing by the store and see if the die was still available. She not only went and picked up the die for me, she stood in a long line to pay for it… for over an hour! And the die she got for me was the only item she was getting that day!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 10, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    BECCA,
    This is just so lovely, love how you used the swallowtail penants, the kraft and pink combination. Thanks for answering my note on Instagram. Haven’t had a chance to use your new dies yet but maybe this coming week. Having retired from public service job, I have seen so many inspiring acts of kindness I can’t even begin to name just one!! Have a great weekend and week ahead, My Friend!
    HUGS
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 10, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Another beauty Becca! What a stunning card and I love the sentiment and stick pin. Of course the bow is another masterpiece!

    When I fell and fractured several bones, my wonderful neighbor mowed my lawn every week, and as fall became winter and I was still not able to get around without a walker, he cleaned the snow off my driveway, walkway and porch all through the snowy season.ReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsMarch 10, 2017 - 8:42 pm

    You’ve heard the saying, “I’d give you the coat off my back”? Well, 35 years ago, my now husband, actually did. One of the things that made me fall for him. He gave his really nice parka to a man who was down on his luck – right off his back!ReplyCancel

  • MaryMarch 10, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca!
    I have a friend who makes ATC size cards, folded, with a $5 Starbucks inside. She decorates them with patriotic images and gives them to servicemen and women she sees at the airport. She travels by plane a couple times a month. She thanks them for their service and invites them to have coffee on her.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderMarch 10, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Absolutely perfect card! Your talent is amazing…ReplyCancel

  • Ramona WalterMarch 10, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Stunning card and the sentiment is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 11, 2017 - 12:32 am

    Hi Becca. Great card as always. I heard last year in the news off a RAK or random act of kindness where by someone left an Easter egg at the door of all in a village overnight. Not where I live but I thought that was a nice thing to do. The news is so full of not nice stuff that’s it’s great to hear a good news story. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith- KirkMarch 11, 2017 - 3:08 am

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card as usual, I love the way you dress your cards so lovely x x xReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 11, 2017 - 5:02 am

    A true Becca card its lovely !!!
    I witnessed an act of kindness recently I actually performed it lol.
    I removed unwanted facial hair from my lovely 83 year old sister in law
    who is a real lady and in hospital .
    She broke her femur 3 weeks ago at home she has had an operation
    to fix it.
    I removed it the hair that is ! with tweezers the first time so last week when I arrived she had cream there for me , says a lot for my tweezer job I
    told her I had her just where I wanted her .
    Happy weekend everyone hugs to you Becca PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DMarch 11, 2017 - 6:09 am

    Becca:

    This one is truly another beauty! Love the colors, balance and all over feeling this card has. Thanks again for the inspiration, really appreciate your talent and sharingReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 11, 2017 - 6:39 am

    Another lovely creation. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 11, 2017 - 8:18 am

    Love the delicate touches of pink and I’m still trying to make my ribbons as perfectly as you do!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 11, 2017 - 8:20 am

    My son has the largest heart. One time he had been visiting us, can’t remember if he was still in college or not. As he left I gave him $10. Just a little something for him for the coming week. He later told me he gave it to a homeless man on a corner as he went back to his apartment. This kid will give you the shirt off his back and has helped many over the years.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 11, 2017 - 8:59 am

    What a wonderful project. I love the cream and kraft. And then the pink just made it perfect! Thank you for sharing your talent in such beautiful examples!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 11, 2017 - 10:37 am

    What a beautiful sentiment for your lovely card today.

    I’ve visited the US from the UK a few times in the last ten years or so. On my first visit I was attending a Red Hat Society convention in Wichita Falls, Texas when I became so ill with the ‘Texas Crud’ that I was taken into hospital there. The convention came to me in hospital, nearly everyone came to visit. After my stay in hospital a very special lady came to collect me from over 100 miles away and I stayed with her until I was passed as fit to fly. I had only known her a few days before this and her kindness to me in opening up her home and caring for me will stay with me forever. This card would be for her.

    JennieReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 11, 2017 - 10:54 am

    Hi Becca, May grace be with you too !! This card is so elegant, the colours are beautiful together, and your bow is to die for, I love it !!
    I got my frame maker this week, so will need the border dies next, can’t wait !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 11, 2017 - 10:57 am

    I witness it every day when I see someone be kind to another personReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 11, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    You are such a treasure! May grace be with you too!
    Not something I witnessed, but a story about my aunt when she was a little girl that confirmed my view of what a special person she was. My aunt was 6, it was her first sports day and she was a very good runner. As she neared the finishing tape well ahead of the other children, she turned, stopped dead in her tracks and then ran back to hold hands with the little girl who was bringing up the rear. They crossed the finishing line together :o) I lost her 2 years ago and I think of that story every time I think of her!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 12, 2017 - 10:03 am

    What a wonderful card here again Becca, it’s really beautiful.
    An episode of random kindness, I can mention one, that really hit my heart, was a fellow crafter friend fron Norway, who made christnascards for all the elzers on a home in hef hometown, because she knew, that none of them had any relatives, who came by there, anf for easter she made eastercards and eggs for them too, and the joy we could see in all their eyes on the pictures were awesome. That was really a wonderful thibg to do, and she is doing it again this year.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 13, 2017 - 7:54 pm

    Hi Becca,
    saying hello a little late this week.This card is cute!
    I received your new dies in the (happy) mail last week. They look so gorgeous, I can’t wait to make “me time” to get to play with them! Wow I do not know how I missed it, but I never saw your Vintage Elegance collection. They look stunning as well. Looks like I have to go shopping again ;)
    My inspiring act of kindness has to be from my 9 yr old daughter this week.
    We were out last Saturday & she happened to find a $20 note on the ground. As there was nobody about who may be able to claim it I told her she may keep it. She asked me if she was able to do whatever she wanted with it or spend it on whatever she wished. I told her that was ok. (I always tried to teach my kids with birthday money etc to spend a little & save the rest).
    In Australia during Lent season we get little money boxes from church (project compassion) to donate money from sacrifices we have made during easter Lent season eg:place money in box for that cup of coffee we gave up.
    My inspiring act of kindness was when I saw her place the whole amount when we got home into the money box. Her words were, “I do not need to buy anything & I have enough things I want. Somebody else needs this more than me!”
    I have to say it melted my heart! Being a parent in this day & age can test you, but at least I now know I have done something right!
    Have a lovely week xReplyCancel

  • RayaMarch 17, 2017 - 8:39 am

    Love your card Becca! I’ve always loved the verses you choose on your cards. The layering is inspirational. I had a young couple in front of me at Starbucks pay for whatever I wanted to order. I walked into the coffee shop to get a coffee and splurge on that as I was feeling a little down that morning. What a sweet unexpected gesture and something that I’ll always remember.ReplyCancel

  • Karen KnegtenMarch 17, 2017 - 11:32 am

    I can’t help to say …and also with you. The Catholic upbringing I guess!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterMarch 17, 2017 - 6:50 pm

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card in gold and white and stunning bow.
    Sorry for your recent loss xxReplyCancel

  • BobbieMarch 17, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    I love this card. Simple but elegant. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card Becca.
    BobbieReplyCancel

  • trish GregoryMarch 31, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    you are a gifted genius Becca <3
    I was wondering if you have a video on how you make your beautiful bows. Thank you so much , Trish xxxReplyCancel

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