Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
Don’t you just love a die that does double duty?  We thought so!  Today we’re are having a blog hop to show you how the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection can be used year around; after all, it’s not Christmas.  No worries, Christmas is coming and we’ll press A Charming Christmas back into service this year but in the meantime, please join us for some year-round inspiration and a giveaway at the bottom of the post.

It’s Not Christmas but About A Charming Christmas

When I designed A Charming Christmas my goal was to leave you with lovely romantic frames to be paired with shapes and with charms.  My thought was that if you leave the charms in the package, you have a lovely ‘everyday’ die that is begging to be used all year round.  Hop around with us as we reintroduce you to the non-Christmas side of A Charming Christmas.

My Projects For Today

I’m happy to say that this beauty is now back in stock!!  The die I’m showing today is S6-153 Charming Cottage Box.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
This is one of my all time favorite dies because you can essentially make it into anything and use it for any occasion.  I love to go into my die and glimmer plate stash looking for items to dress this up.  If you think about it, even if you don’t have a big die stash, a strategic piece of scrapbook paper has the power to change this into any themed project.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967
My favorite use is to add a border.  To one of the boxes I added a glimmered border by putting the border on the page before cutting.  For the other, I die cut a border.  This is my go to because it’s easy and it and makes me get out those lovely borders I have and use them.  I cut the box, assemble the box and then tack the borders to the box with white glue – it doesn’t get easier than that.

Christmas Dies that double for everyday use - Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken with The Charming Cottage Box - see full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=34967

WR-Supplies
Stamps: None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest, 80lb Smooth, Natural White
Ink: None
Accessories:  Spellbinders A Charming Christmas Collection, Spellbinders Charming CottageAmazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders

Thank you for having a special look at the versatility of the dies in The Charming Christmas Collection.  As a part of our hop we’re giving away an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month from a previous month – based on availability.  Leave a comment on each blog by May 24th and on May 25th, Becca will randomly pick and publish the winner.  We encourage all of our international friends to participate!   (All giveaways for this hop are managed by and the responsibility of Amazing Paper Grace).

If your name is selected, simply claim it within 2 weeks of the announcement by sending your address through the form under the Contact Tab on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.  There won’t be a reply back but if you leave your choice, we’ll get it, I promise.   The dies will be mailed out from Amazing Paper Grace.

Here is our trail of inspiration for our Not for Christmas Blog Hop:

Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Kate       –   craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com
Visit Judy       –  judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

I know you will be happy to hear that indeed there are new Christmas Amazing Paper Grace dies coming and coming soon!  Yes, we begin in Summer because Christmas will be here before you know it!  In the meantime, there is much more inspiration in store today and for the weeks to come.  Just pop down the list of Creative Team Members to see more!

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I’m so hoping my post finds you well!  Just a note to say how much I enjoy reading your comments, as well as the positivity and kindness you all share.  Even though I’m on Facebook and Instagram, it is here on the blog that I really enjoy sharing and am so blessed and thankful that many of you have been here for many years.  I count you my friends :-)

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMay 19, 2019 - 9:58 am

    Good morning Becca, what beautiful offerings today!!! I wish I could think outside the box. It looks so easy when you do it!!!
    Have a good one xxx
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2019 - 10:39 am

    I TOTALLY GET that you are coming out with Christmas Dies SOON, Becca! CAN’T WAIT to see!!! It DOES come around SO QUICKLY!!! ;) I LOOOVE your little boxes & how you’ve decorated them! SO GORGEOUS! ANYONE would LOVE to receive one of these ANY TIME of the year!!! ;) A FABULOUS HOP & I DID see several dies that I LIKE, that I don’t already have! AND just to let you know, since I don’t do other social media, I made a Christmas Ornament with the April Die of the Month ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie BakerMay 19, 2019 - 10:55 am

    I thank you for sharing all your talent! You are so
    AwesomeReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 19, 2019 - 10:59 am

    Wow, Becca these are absolutely gorgeous! You are so clever at making the same die look very different.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • KmjMay 19, 2019 - 11:01 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 19, 2019 - 11:36 am

    What a fantastic set, Becca! Just lovely – and perfect for having on hand for hostess gifts.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 19, 2019 - 1:06 pm

    Hey Becca,
    Just got back from Scrapbook Expo in Orlando for the past 2 days. Had a blast so some friends from earlier years. Of course bought a lot but mostly supplies, a few dies. Was so happy to see this when I turned on the computer. I was going to buy this die last Christmas and didn’t. Now I have to have it. Loved how you did the little gingerbread house with it last year! Hope everything is going well for you.
    HUGS!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Earline GordonMay 19, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    Becca your work inspires me your work is gorgeous I need this cottage box die. Thanks for all you doReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 19, 2019 - 2:03 pm

    Another lovely useful and versatile die collection! You are a genius Becca!ReplyCancel

  • EwelinaMay 19, 2019 - 2:46 pm

    Becca this is so beautiful xxReplyCancel

  • scrAPpamondoMay 19, 2019 - 3:24 pm

    Oh, WOW!! Awesome creations, very elegant!! Such adorable and versatile gift box die set!! Perfect for any everyday occasion and it has also a lovely set of embellishments for Christmas! It’s a brilliant set!ReplyCancel

  • Raquel SKMay 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm

    Lovely dies. It’s versatility that always attracts me to a die. The more possibilities of use, the more I’ll want it! Thank you for sharing these lovely projects!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 19, 2019 - 4:15 pm

    What an awesome set, and so versatile! Love that it can be used for so many occasions, and the Christmas charms are just a delight! Awesome die set!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenMay 19, 2019 - 4:51 pm

    OH what a sweet box. I just love it and must get the set to start making these beautiful boxes to give out at a charity day closer to Christmas with maybe a gift card inside each one. Thanks Becca for the beautiful ideas you have shown us.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara HMay 19, 2019 - 4:59 pm

    I love your dies enjoy making projects with them. You are very talented!ReplyCancel

  • Katie BairdMay 19, 2019 - 5:31 pm

    What a clever way to make use of a Christmas box die! My favorite dies are those you can use in lots of ways, but I don’t always have the vision creators, like you, do. Thanks for always providing inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy PalmerMay 19, 2019 - 5:33 pm

    Becca, I love all your dies. I’ve been following you for a while now. I’ve even shared your posts with friends. Box dies are a fun “beyond the card” way to express our paper craft. Thank you for your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.May 19, 2019 - 5:57 pm

    What a creative mind you have Becca. It is so generous of you to share your vision for how to use your dies – Thank you! And, exciting chance to win one of your beautiful dies – made my day! Good luck to all and wishes for a beautiful day.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 19, 2019 - 6:29 pm

    A lovely functional die set with so many possibilities!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 19, 2019 - 6:54 pm

    Beautiful boxes love how you decorated them so many ways using glimmer die and regular dies so lovelyReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMay 19, 2019 - 7:54 pm

    Oh, those boxes are so pretty! Love the flower embellishments! It is so fun seeing dies used in a different ‘setting’! Thanks for the inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMay 20, 2019 - 6:47 am

    Hi Becca,
    I’ve been following your Blog for about 10 years and am always amazed at the wonderful cards you do! It’s great to have functional dies and you sharing how to use them. Thank you for a chance to win one of your beautiful dies.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 20, 2019 - 8:04 am

    OH WOW …. defiantly want to add this die to my wish list. Just love the versatility. Becca, you had said you were going to make a video on how to use the WEDDING COLLECTION BOW HELPERS AND CLOSURES. Will you be putting that out soon. I would love to know how to use these dies and I can’t find directions on how to use them any where. Sure would appreciate any help you can give. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonMay 20, 2019 - 8:47 am

    Omigosh, Becca! Beautiful projects as always! Love that all your dies are designed to be so versatile for any occasion! Thank you for sharing your inspiration! Can’t wait to see your new Christmas dies! It’s never too early to start as I’m always behind. LOL Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 20, 2019 - 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous creations!ReplyCancel

  • shartlMay 20, 2019 - 7:32 pm

    I love a die that’s versatile, and that you make the holiday dies work for any time of year. LOVE these cute favor boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMay 20, 2019 - 10:53 pm

    Your inspiration is infectious! GreT gift boxes with so much details!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 21, 2019 - 12:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    These boxes are so gorgeous. I want to maximize my creative options and wisely manage my financial constraints so I appreciate this inspiration and reminders of the versatility of your dies very much. The quality construction and timeless design make them sound investments. Gotta get hoppin’…
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Deb KasteMay 22, 2019 - 8:56 am

    Love this box, Becca! Your talent blows my mind….ReplyCancel

  • Nancy fMay 23, 2019 - 7:25 am

    Becca, Love your work. Thanks for having a chance to win one of your wonderful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy fMay 25, 2019 - 6:28 am

    Love all your dies! You are Awesome and so are your cards.ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34949
Happy Mothers Day!!  I’m wishing you sweet time with your families and a lovely time with your next project if you have creating time today. Wow do we have some eye candy for you today.   I have to say that the APG Die of the Month for April is a bit sleeper at first glance.  It looks so conventional, but when you start playing with it – magic!  When you see how the Creative Team has whipped this die into a myriad of gifts, you’ll be amazed!!  The die set is called The Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame and because of the structure, it can be made into so many things!

 

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34939

If you want to find out more about the Club – prices, how you sign up and what’s included, please look ——–> HERE.
If you missed the introduction and want to know more about what inspired the Die of the Month Club, look ——->HERE.

My Project Today:

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34949
So for my project today, I decided to make a tent stand!!  This die lends itself so favorably to folding and cutting.  I did a partial (half) cut of the inner ring of the die and folded the remainder of the template back to make my tent.  Of course, I layered it up to give it a little bit of dimension.  So what can this be used for – dream, my friend, dream.  It’s excellent for a menu, for a place card, for numbering tables and the list goes on.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34949

This is what it looks like from the side – it’s pretty from all sides.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34949

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34949

WR-Supplies
Stamps: None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Darice – Concerto
Ink:  None
Accessories: APG Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders

There is lots of inspiration waiting for you with the APG Die of the Month!  Just be sure to stop by what each Creative Team Member dreamed up!

Visit Kate         – craft2owls.blogspot.com
Visit Joanna   – joannakrog.blogspot.com
Visit Teresa   –  victorianpaperqueen.blogspot.com
Visit Ewelina –  elinaart.blogspot.co.uk
Visit Melissa  – keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com 
Visit Judy       – judyhayesdesign.blogspot.com
Visit Becca     – amazingpapergrace.com/blog

We can’t wait to see what you make with these exclusive dies – be sure to post your creation on the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month page ——-> HERE or on Instagram using the hashtag #AmazingPaperGraceClubKit

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Happy Mothers Day sweet friends!  You’re a blessing to me today and I hope your families love on you all weekend!  Happy Creating – Leave your mark!

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  • Becky GreenMay 12, 2019 - 10:02 am

    WOW!!! SO ELEGANT, Becca! I think I NEED a tutorial on your explanation! LOL My brain doesn’t seem to be calculating what you said! ;) Some of us have it, & some of us don’t! LOL I LOOOVE how you’ve used this die! It is SO GORGEOUS like this! Like it was made JUST FOR THIS IDEA! ;)<3 Off to see the ladies. I FORGOT, & usually come back to let you know what I think of the other ladies creations, BUT I KNOW they will BLOW ME AWAY! LOL ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMay 12, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    Good morning Becca, Happy Mothers Day!!!
    I work in a greeting card shop? Ironic I know!!!
    Our Mothers Day is in March but you would be amazed how often we get asked for cards to send to USA and Australia. I’m rambling I’m sorry.
    Your gift today is beautiful I’m so lucky I feel like I’ve had two Mothers Days!!!
    Your team have done an amazing job too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 12, 2019 - 1:28 pm

    Hi Becca you make the most beautiful dies you your tent stand could be used for so many different occasions like weddings etc. So work is alway so elegant and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMay 12, 2019 - 2:21 pm

    What an amazing die set! Love the delicate and detailed lines… so elegant and also retro… the tent card is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • KTMay 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm

    This is such a beautiful presentation idea — Your creativity and design expertise never ceases to amaze and inspire me! TFSReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 12, 2019 - 4:11 pm

    That is such a romantic, elegant way to use this die, Becca. Absolutely gorgeous!! You always enchant me with your designs. I’m so thankful for you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karan GerberMay 12, 2019 - 5:41 pm

    Becca, the possibilities to this gorgeous die are endless and you have shown the elegant simplicity of this.ReplyCancel

  • Linda StenzelMay 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day! Spectacular dies, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteMay 12, 2019 - 9:19 pm

    I didn’t quite understand how to make this tent card and would love to have a tutorial or a more detailed description of the steps. It might even make me buy this die! I just love the tent card idea. You are very creative and it’s just lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMay 12, 2019 - 9:59 pm

    Becca, this is another spectacular frame die of yours and am in love with it!! So clever how you used it!ReplyCancel

  • Dana MMay 12, 2019 - 10:48 pm

    What a beautiful and elegant way to present what sounds like a fabulous meal!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.May 13, 2019 - 12:13 am

    I enjoy seeing the creations you and your team make and wait with anticipation for delivery of your DOM. The simplicity of this design is beguiling and I look forward each month for the next exciting reveal. Thanks to all for the inspiration! May you and your team have a delightful May.ReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonMay 13, 2019 - 8:43 am

    Just gorgeous! Love how you always think outside the box! Your tent came out beautiful! Love this die set! Happy Mother’s Day! Hugs and blessings, ChristineReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 13, 2019 - 8:56 am

    Gorgeous menue, it is so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 13, 2019 - 11:50 am

    Oh my goodness, what a great idea. This is just beautiful and I can think of so many other uses to apply setting the die up this way. Gorgeous …. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 13, 2019 - 11:08 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Just gorgeous! Love the idea!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Starr-JordanMay 14, 2019 - 9:01 pm

    Such a beautiful die as always Becca! Your dies are my absolute favorite and am trying to collect as many as possible. Thank you for sharing your amazing genius with all that you design!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LetchworthMay 15, 2019 - 1:58 pm

    I’m SO IN LOVE with this frame die. The hop has shown so many fabulous ways to use it. I’m over the moon about these fantastic menu cards you’ve created with it. Absolutely AMAZING! THanks for all the inspiration on this fantastic hop. I’m off to the Amazing Paper Grace store to look around.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
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Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928
What?  It’s already a new month!!  Hello there lovely friends, as you know I kick off each month with a Die of the Month.  The Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame has been designed for quite some time, but it wasn’t until I really got to sit down and play with it that I fell totally and utterly in love.  I’m only showing you a thing or two that can be made with the card but on May 12th the Creative Team and I will be showing our stuff and since it is Mother’s Day in the US, some of us will be throwing a shout out to Mom!

Wait until you scroll down and see the couple of things I did make for this post.  It doesn’t even come close to completing what the die can do so let me get into the inspiration.

Inspiration for Nostalgic Serenade

The design of this die is slightly intricate and nostalgic.  I research timeless patterns to inspire my dies and this one is just as at home in today as it was 100 years ago.  If you love ensemble making, then the nested frame setup of this die makes it great for shaped cards, folding and cutting it up.   Today in the video I’m sharing how to make a gift card set – all made with this die:

Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame Samples

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928
One of my secrets is that I love to get little note card ensembles as a gift.  Little did they know how easy it is to get hooked on using pretty little card for notes.  It’s so easy to just reach for the little cards that once they were gone, they are missed. It’s even that way with me, when sending a little note, why not send it on a beautiful die cut.    The little notes for this ensemble are the die cut folded in half.  They make a perfect mini card.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928

This is the card you get from simply cutting the die.  You’ll get a choice of aperture or not aperture but otherwise, you’all always get this stunning frame and the size of the frame is: 4-3/4″ wide by 6-3/4″ tall with lots of labeling and alternate framing options.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928
Just to make things a little bit different I tucked two corners into the frame for visual interest :-)

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928
Anything that is intricate begs to be made into a shaped card!  I used my Hinged Technique to do this and in the end this card looks great from the back and the front because I glue templates on the inside so that the die cuts are back to back.  Yes, I’m a sewer and that’s exactly what you do when sewing to finish your garment.  I like that idea on cards too, plus it makes this card super sturdy!!

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for May 2019 - Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p= 34928
For this one I stacked up the multisized labels in the center instead of using an aperture.  I love that the parts and pieces from this can be used on so many of your other cards!

That’s my shares for you with the May 2019 Die of the Month!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of the Nostalgic Serenade Card Frame.

If you are already a member or have purchased any of the Die of the Month Dies, I hope you’ll leave a review of the die on the Club Page.  If you like the direction I’m going with these dies, please leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog Post so that I can continue to create in the same vein.  As always, if you have a comment on how these large dies work for you, please leave it – I read all of these and we discuss them as I plan additional designs.

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Stamps: Wordsworth, Stampabilities
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace May 2019 Die of the Month.post-header-bottom

What are you making today? I’m always amazed that as crafters we keep a list of gifting that never seems to end.  I love it that there is always the call for one more card and one more gift.  What a sweet opportunity to leave your mark.  Keep making!!

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  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMay 2, 2019 - 4:01 pm

    Good morning Becca, absolutely love this Becca it’s gorgeous!!! Happy days!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 2, 2019 - 4:03 pm

    This is SUCH A GORGEOUS DIE, Becca! I LOVED watching you work your magic on this little box of cards! I LOVE how you snipped the one piece in half & it turned out to be a smaller of the larger die! AMAZING! CAN’T WAIT to play when it comes in the mail!!! ;) GORGEOUS CREATIONS!!! ;) <3ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamMay 2, 2019 - 4:13 pm

    You have LOVELY down to a science. Every time I try to go funny, I can’t. I’m back to Amazing Grace. I appreciate the A2 size and versatility. MwaaaReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMay 2, 2019 - 4:31 pm

    Beautiful work, as usual. Thank you, for inspiring us!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 2, 2019 - 4:32 pm

    Becca,
    Just another month in paradise! With another winner! I usually get my die about the 10th of the month. I have been busy as I am doing a Card Swap at Scrapbook Expo in Orlando and have to make 21 all alike cards for the swap. Also have to make one for a friend from UK who I met there 2 years ago and is not going to be coming this year as she is not too well. So a bunch of us are all making her a card and a little package of “crafting items” to send to her. I am about half done with the 21 so by the time my die gets here, I will be ready to play!!
    Hugs to you my friend,
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • MaryH.May 2, 2019 - 4:37 pm

    Definitely reminiscent of a by gone era. Lovely shape and flowing design. Each month’s design surpasses the previous one and delights the visual senses. Thank you for the thought and love you put into these dies. Really love the shaped cards! Looking forward to see what the team makes!!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 2, 2019 - 5:06 pm

    Another gorgeous die and fabulous projects. You never cease to amaze Becca.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQYMay 2, 2019 - 5:40 pm

    Unfortunately I am not making any cards today. Nor have I been able to be in my craft room for over a week now. I’m away from all my craft things and craft making supplies. I think I am going through withdrawal not being able to work on my cards. I have this cardmaking habit and I know it. The designs you made with this die set are gorgeous. I can hardly wait to get back home to find my die of the month waiting on me to use it. Loving this box and lacy little note cards. Thanks ever so much for the instructional video. I will need it when I make my little box and cards.ReplyCancel

  • DianaDMay 2, 2019 - 6:14 pm

    Becca, this set is stunning. I’m looking forward to getting it in the mail. I totally love the direction you take when you not only design your line of products, but the examples you and your team crank out each and every month. High Five! Sending lots of hugs, Diana
    PS/ I hope you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with issues from Irma. You are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 2, 2019 - 8:37 pm

    Beautiful card and box your dies are truly amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi MillerMay 2, 2019 - 9:30 pm

    Another beautiful die from you Becca. I can hardly wait from month to month to see what comes next! I know I will use and enjoy this one a great deal. Your designs are always amazing!ReplyCancel

  • WendyMay 2, 2019 - 11:33 pm

    Becca, I love your work and the dies that you have designed. I have but one question of you; why do you require us to be a member of a club to be able to buy all of your dies? I cannot afford the fee as well as the cost of the die! This is not the way our Lord and Saviour works! Is it that Spellbinders do not pay you enough?ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenMay 3, 2019 - 3:54 am

      Oh Wendy, thank you for your kind words. Just a clarification – I’m a licensed designer and am not actually employed by Spellbinders. Spellbinders spends their money to manufacture the designs I produce. Since they foot the bill, they get to decide how to much to charge, when they release the dies and how they release the dies. It’s a privilege to have someone to take care of the manufacturing so I’m generally okay with their rules.

      Now, having said that, the Die of the Month Club is a blessing to those on a budget. You can join for one month and quit the next. It’s the easiest way I know of to get the dies you want, predictably they come each month. You simply decide if you are in for the month or not. If any of these dies were in a collection I release it would be slightly more expensive than what they are selling it for in the club because US shipping is included :-)

      If you are located internationally I believe they are working on some shipping options. Honestly, though, I don’t have any say over that. If you are international and it puts the dies out of your reach, I encourage you to message Spellbinders directly. In the interim please know that you are a blessing to me here and I’m thankful that you share your time and kind words :-)ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 3, 2019 - 5:19 am

    First let me say how clever your use of this die is, I especially like the way you turned it into a little “box”. You are so talented.
    As for Wendy’s comment above, don’t take it to heart. There are all kinds of people in this world . Those that lift others up and those that tear others apart but it is such a shame she chose you to criticize. You are one of the few people in this world that I can truly see God’s light shine in all you do. I am sure our Lord and Savior , Jesus, is very very pleased in your behavior and maybe just maybe Wendy needs to stop criticizing others and examine herself first. People need to check out the facts before they go complaining .
    Love you my friend…. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"May 3, 2019 - 5:43 am

    Good morning Wendy, When I read your comment to Becca it really saddened me. You obviously do not know Becca very well because if you did you would know how very much she tries to live her life for Christ and act in a way to make Him proud.

    Becca is not in charge of how Spellbinders prices the dies or the way they chose to do things. You do not have to be a member of a club to buy her dies. They are available at most crafting stores and crafting shows. Getting into scrapbooking / cardmaking is an expensive hobby … it is your choice to pursue it or not. Becca is trying her best to make a living in a way that pleases God. She is kind and generous and loving and I believe God would be very pleased in most all she does.
    I hope I am not sounding harsh but it is always better to be aware of the facts before you go criticizing or complaining others . Remember hurting the feelings of God’s children’s is not the way of our Lord and Savior.
    With kindest regards, Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 3, 2019 - 9:57 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!! This is a die that will never go out of style. Thank you once again, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 4, 2019 - 6:40 am

    Lovely ensemble! And beautiful dies!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylMay 12, 2019 - 1:07 pm

    These designs are gorgeous. You always come up with amazing dies and ways to use them.ReplyCancel

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