Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - If Kisses Were Snowflakes and Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Create A Flake Six - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning lovely friends!  As it always goes during the holiday season, so much to do and not enough time.  I hope today finds you smiling and ready for the cheer the season brings.   I have new dies on my table and that always puts a skip in my step.  I took a break from some of my crafting to lay out a new card and I must say that I adore the border strip that I picked up to play with – Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - If Kisses Were Snowflakes and Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Create A Flake Six - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com

Several months back I did a small series on how easy it is to take a filigree border and parlay it into a background.  That’s a technique that I love doing – just a little bit of toying around and it clicks whether a die is going to be stackable or not.  You can see cards from the series HERE and HERE and HERE.   These backgrounds do all the heavy lifting – they are so easy to put together and lickety split your card is complete!  Just add a sentiment panel and you are on your way.

On top of a card base with some matted layers I added three cuts from Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork.  For my sentiment I used the circle from Spellbinders Blooming Collection and Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants.    The snowflake is from Spellbinders Create A Flake Six.  The If Snowflakes Were Kisses sentiment is new from Quietfire Designs and is so sweet, sweet, sweet.

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE!  For your comment:  What’s your favorite Christmas ritual?

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  Quietfire DesignIf Snowflakes Were Kisses
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Silver Poster Board, Bazzill
Ink:   Amuse Studio – Gypsy Blue
Accessories:  Spellbinders Fabulous Fretwork, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Arched Swallowtail Pennants, Spellbinders Create A Flake Six,  Recollection Pearls, buttons from my stash

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  • Judy BennettDecember 16, 2016 - 10:27 am

    What a beautiful card Becca. I love the new Fretwork die and will add it to my “must have” list.

    For years we’ve always enjoyed a glass of mimosa after opening our gifts and while fixing breakfast.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 16, 2016 - 10:31 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is so beautiful, I love what you’ve done with the die.
    My favourite Christmas Ritual is the Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve, then back home for a beanfeast!!!!
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 16, 2016 - 10:34 am

    Christmas eve when we open 1 present and then head out to mass. this card is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanDecember 16, 2016 - 10:35 am

    Such a beautiful card! I just love the Fretwork background. Thank you for always providing inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 16, 2016 - 10:36 am

    See, only you can think of using a border die as a full background. That is way to out-a-the-box for me. But now that you have revealed it, I’m all in! My favorite ritual is hanging stockings on the fireplace. Don’t fill them with anything anymore; just like them there……ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferDecember 16, 2016 - 10:37 am

    So beautiful and elegant. I love the fretwork die and the sentiment!! My favorite ritual is Christmas Eve afternoon opening gifts with family, a special meal and Christmas Eve church service.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceDecember 16, 2016 - 10:37 am

    If kisses were snowflakes and Hugs were pearls,
    I’d kiss you and hug you till the end of the world….

    Sorry, just went off on a tangent…. : )

    Love your beautiful card as usual….

    Merry Christmas …. Everyone….ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleDecember 16, 2016 - 10:37 am

    Hi Becca….thank you for your lovely card today…we just had a snow storm so I am snowbound for a few days! Couldn’t help but think of Jim sending me those snowflake kisses from Heaven….sweet memories Becca – thank you! My favorite Christmas ritual is listening to Christmas music throughout the season – a definite reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonDecember 16, 2016 - 10:43 am

    Oh Becca, this is so you and I dearly love the fretwork die, such a stunning background. Your work always brings me such inspiration and some days I really, really need it to keep my day going, each day is a new journey for me as hubby has ALZ and I never know what the day will bring. But I am taking it one day at a time.

    Hugs
    GretchenReplyCancel

  • Debra DunhamDecember 16, 2016 - 10:44 am

    What a beautiful card! My Christmas ritual is watching a Christmas movie on Christmas Eve. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • RuthannDecember 16, 2016 - 10:47 am

    What a beautiful card! You are amazing! Love to watch the kids and now the grandkids open gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca DeeproseDecember 16, 2016 - 10:52 am

    Such a beautiful and loving card. I enjoy your posts very much Becca. Teaching full time, it is rare to have the luxury of leaving a comment for you but please know what a lovely oasis within chaos, to view your elegant creations! Merry Christmas and blessings, RebeccaReplyCancel

  • Bette SDecember 16, 2016 - 10:53 am

    I always look forward to the Christmas services. Especially since then my husband will go to the services with me. He’s what my daughter-in-law calls “a Christer” He only goes to Easter and Christmas services! So I really look forward to that. I really love this card and especially the fretwork – it really is fabulous! You do an amazing job of putting all the right dies together and coming out with a real work of art! Thank yuou for sharing your talent with us. And for a chance to win this beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • dianne schlegelDecember 16, 2016 - 10:55 am

    The card above is beautiful Becca – good job! I’ve purchased a few of your designs from Spellbinders but haven’t had chance to work any of them – but I am excited and promised myself after the holidays I will get to it. Hoping you and your have a wonderful Christmas and a very healthy and prosperous new year.
    Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtDecember 16, 2016 - 10:57 am

    Our ritual is eating oyster stew, going to Christmas Eve Mass and opening presents. Our children all live away from here so it depends when/who is coming and whether there are little ones.ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoDecember 16, 2016 - 10:59 am

    We had so many – photos with Santa, hiking out and cutting our tree, frosting cookies, dated ornaments. But, now that both are married and one lives far away, it is more more difficult to carry on with these. We try as much as possible. My fave is the photo with Santa. I bought my husband a suit so he can dress up and I still take photos of my grown up married couples!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara DawsonDecember 16, 2016 - 11:19 am

    Another beautiful card and sentiment Becca, I love this die and I will have to add it to my ever growing list of dies I must have. You always give me inspiration and I thank you for that.
    Christmas here in Yorkshire UK is spent with our daughters and their families and we like others everywhere have created our own traditions that we look forward to every year even though the grandchildren are all grown up now, nothing changes.
    Hope you have a beautiful Christmas with your family & I look forward to seeing your creations in 2017.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwDecember 16, 2016 - 11:25 am

    Oh wow! Another really pretty card Becca! Favourite ritual apart from meeting with God’s people to celebrate the most wonderful Gift of God’s Son, a good afternoon snooze after a lovely meal ;)ReplyCancel

  • Susan PapkeDecember 16, 2016 - 11:31 am

    I like how the fretwork looks so delicate.
    Favorite Christmas tradition: on Christmas Eve we read Luke 2 while the kids place the appropriate figures into the nativity, then eating the Christmas cookies for the first time w/eggnog.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 16, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. So filigree and lovely. A fave Christmas ritual is on Christmas eve. Watching the carol service on TV from Kings College, Cambridge . Done this for years. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonDecember 16, 2016 - 11:39 am

    It is making candy. When I worked I took it to work and gave to family and friends. Now my husband takes it to work.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 16, 2016 - 11:49 am

    Hugs to you, dear Becca,
    Last week I came across a quote by Thoreau, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Thank you for always seeing something beautiful!

    I so appreciate you sharing your ‘secrets’. Today’s card is so delightful and so were the others that illustrate the use of overlapping border dies. I’ve added the fretwork die to my ‘must have’ list, as well.

    I’m a choral singer and the Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without the special Christmas Eve services at my church. Later, I get together with family and friends for an annual tamale feast. This blend of sacred and socializing is warming and joyful.

    Love and blessings,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • DebraDecember 16, 2016 - 11:49 am

    Hi Becca .. your card is beautiful as always!
    We have so many Christmas rituals .. I think the best one is one I started with my kids a few years ago – we go out for Chinese on Christmas Eve. Gives us a rest from all the Christmas prep and we enjoy each other’s company and anticipate Christmas. Will you tell us your favorite Christmas ritual?ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 16, 2016 - 11:52 am

    Christmas Eve service and lighting our candles as we sing Silent Night are my favorite parts of Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bDecember 16, 2016 - 11:58 am

    Many favorite rituals,hard to choose. I do love taking each individual ornament out of the box and remember when I got it.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 16, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    Hello Becca,

    I always enjoy your “Day of Giving Friday” and look forward to each Friday because of it. I was hoping to receive your Collection prior to having to make 6 Birthday cards this month, but since I had the Tuscany Strip, decided to use that instead. OMG! I was so happy with the results. So, the border you display here makes me happy that I, too, chose to do that.
    Every Christmas Eve whoever is with us that night, we warm up a pot of Corn Chowder Southern Style and talk of the year behind and ahead. We all love this ritual! Merry Christmas Becca to you and yours. May 2017 be a year of fulfillment and of HOPE! Love, SaraReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennDecember 16, 2016 - 12:12 pm

    Love, love the sentiment. The card is gorgeous, love the background you put together. My favorite annual Christmas ritual is to make new homemade ornaments to add to our collection. Happy Holidays to you!ReplyCancel

  • Lori EdwardsDecember 16, 2016 - 12:23 pm

    WOW, love it, your card is gorgeous. As my Christmas tradition, I loved collecting snowmen, and decorating the Christmas tree all by myself (of course I wanted it perfect, ha ha ha).ReplyCancel

  • LoisDecember 16, 2016 - 12:28 pm

    No fret about this beautiful card. Thanks for reminding us to think outside the box. My traditions are to set up my manger collection and then on Christmas Eve, go to the evening service.
    Have a blessed holiday season. Much happiness and peace in the New Year.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.December 16, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    Our family tradition was Christas Eve mass, dinner, watching claymation video Carol of the Bells and then exchanging presents.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 16, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    Lovely card – love how you stacked the border die. Going to have to pull out some of my border dies and play with them! Love the sentiment, too.

    My favorite Christmas ritual — at home, decorating the tree with family and Christmas dinner with everyone. Personally – Christmas Eve service at church.

    Blessings,
    JoniReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 16, 2016 - 12:43 pm

    Beautiful card as always. Truly Beccalicious! My favorite ritual is gathering with family on Christmas Eve and bringing in the morning light.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 16, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card. Love the sentiment.
    My favorite now that the kids are grown is a Christmas eve 8 a.m.
    5K run called STRESS BUSTER & FUN RUN which I have chaired for the past 3 years. The city is the benefactor for a new kids playground. Then Christime Day at 9 a.m. Eddie & I host a Christmas breakfast for about 25-30 friends. Got to get rested up! Lots to do.
    Hugs
    Mstgane
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • DevyDecember 16, 2016 - 1:05 pm

    What a beautiful card, and sentiment! We lost a son in law to suicide earlier this year, and that sentiment is so special! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 16, 2016 - 1:17 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD BECCA! I’ve been seeing this sentiment all about & I LOVE IT! ;) My favorite Christmas ritual is setting the table for our Christmas Dinner & cooking too! Making the table look AS PRETTY AS I CAN! This year, I’ve made SPECIAL PLACE MARKERS for a something-different touch! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 16, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    Love how you used borders as a background the card is stunning. My Christmas ritual is listening to Christmas music and enjoying the Christmas lights. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunDecember 16, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    This is the most beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing the idea of how to use our filigree boarders. My Christmas ritual for the past 45 years is to have a beautiful buffet for my family and friends. I pull out all my good china, silver and crystal. All the children who came as little ones now bring their babies. What a wonder evening. My new Christmas ritual also is my son, wife and baby come over very early Christmas morning to open our gifts and spend a fun morning together.ReplyCancel

  • LeneTDecember 16, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Trish CooperDecember 16, 2016 - 1:50 pm

    Your cards are just stunning!!!!! My favorite ritual is going to my Mom and Dads on Christmas Eve for barb b que and opening presents! I think my dad really believes there is a Santa Claus and he is 87 years old…..Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 16, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    Becca love how you use border dies to make such a lovely delicate background. My favourite ritual is putting up the Christmas Tree and also putting out my little village that I made. then I know its Christmas.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle SDecember 16, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Beautiful card, and can be used year-round, just change the sentiment! Love it! We don’t have a ritual, per se, but my hubby and I (and family if they are in town) always watch at least one Christmas movie and play games while dinner is cooking. Dinner is usually a simple casserole made the day before that just needs to cook in the oven. Easy-peasy, so everyone can enjoy the holiday! Have a wonderful one, Becca! Thank you for sharing your gift of inspiration to us all year long!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonDecember 16, 2016 - 2:07 pm

    Good morning Becca. Your latest card is amazing Am loving the Fretwork background it really sets off the card.Favourite time for Christmas is having Family round or to SKYPE them to see and hear their voices as we don’t live close by all of them as they have moved on. Christmas cards keep us in touch with friends who are also away.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BinfetDecember 16, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Because,
    I just started following your work by accidentally finding you on YouTube. I can only describe your cards and other ideas as stunning and innovative. I love getting your e-mails each Friday to see what you’re creating. Thank you so much for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 16, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Love this card, Becca! Just gorgeous. I love everything you post, though.
    My favorite Christmas ritual…worshipping at church. And decorating the house. Now that I’m getting, um, older, I have toned the decorating down a bit, but I still love to make the place festive for the Day.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FDecember 16, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous card, Becca. Now that the kids are grown with families of their own my husband and I enjoy watching Christmas movies on TV during the entire season.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DDecember 16, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    One of my favourite Christmas rituals is to dress the tree :-) Especially now I have so many handmade ornaments.
    Love your card Becca, the blue is the perfect foil for the die cuts and gold accents
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • April S.December 16, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    I love your card!! My favorite christmas tradition is cutting the tree!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonDecember 16, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca, love the color combo.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsDecember 16, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    Hello Becca,

    The fretwork background is so crisp and bright like a winter’s day. The touch of silver just adds to the elegance. Another glorious card. My favorite ritual is just spending time with family and friends.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaDecember 16, 2016 - 3:50 pm

    My favorite ritual for Christmas to have my tree up and house decorated by Thanksgiving night. then i sit back and watch all the lights on the tree my tree is the best part of Christmas.
    They card is gorgeous sure would love to win it and send it to someone I love very muchReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaDecember 16, 2016 - 3:54 pm

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!. We kiss baby Jesus and put Him on the manger and play “Feliz Navidad” from José FelicianoReplyCancel

  • BrendaDecember 16, 2016 - 4:09 pm

    Your cards are always Amazing and very special. Our family favourite tradition is Prime Rib and King Crab for Christmas. Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season. Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellDecember 16, 2016 - 4:26 pm

    Gorgeous card, love the blue and white togetherReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 16, 2016 - 4:33 pm

    On the day we decorate, both inside and outside, I bake the season’s first batch of cookies for my guys. We enjoy the tree and the special ornaments collected on vacations. We usually end up reminiscing about the trips we took and memories of previous Christmas seasons.ReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 16, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Becca, your card takes my breath away! We make appetizers together as a family and eat them together Christmas Eve.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongDecember 16, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I would have to say that decorating and all the great food that is made at Christmas time.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterDecember 16, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Hi Becca. I had to look twice at your card to check out that you’d die cut the border three times. I thought it was one die!! Amazing. Gorgeous card.
    On Christmas Day morning, we light the fire, open our stockings after breakfast and then have a glass of champagne.
    I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year. XxReplyCancel

  • Karen CummingsDecember 16, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Christmas Eve my daughter and her husband and 4 grand children come over. We have dinner and eat lots of my baked cookies and goodies. The fun then begins with the first grand child opening up his present and then an explosion of wrapping paper and everyone is laughing and enjoying each other.ReplyCancel

  • MaryDecember 16, 2016 - 5:42 pm

    Wow! What a fabulous card!
    My favorite ritual is getting together with family, eating snacks on Christmas eve and everyone opening one present. We’ve done that every since I was little and now my kids are grown and we’re still doing it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 16, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Good morning Becca, what an amazing gift you have!!! Thankyou for another beautiful card it’s just stunning!!!
    My favourite tradition is Christmas Eve we prep the Christmas Day Dinner, bake mince pies and lemon tarts it makes the whole house smell of Christmas yummo!!! Just being together!!!
    Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
    And to everyone else too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHDecember 16, 2016 - 5:48 pm

    HAS TO BE THE TREE GOING UP .
    FABULOUS CARDReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 16, 2016 - 5:52 pm

    Driving around to see all the Christmas lights. You always have the best sentiments. Love the card as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaDecember 16, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Such a lovely card!You make such lovely cards! I don’t, actually,have a favorite Xmas ritual.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne ADecember 16, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win yet another gorgeous card. My favorite tradition is the my annual holiday cookie “bake-athon” with all the kids in my family…. including the ones who aren’t really kids anymore!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 16, 2016 - 7:05 pm

    A delightful creation! My favorite Christmas ritual is going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 16, 2016 - 7:39 pm

    Well one of our favorites is to make gingerbread and sugar cookies. We always have fun decorating them and after we have done SO many we start decorating them in very goofy ways!! LOL! Such sweet memories!! Beautiful card as yours always are!!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 16, 2016 - 8:12 pm

    Oh wow such a beautiful background that makes, love the silver with the white and blue!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 16, 2016 - 8:41 pm

    Beautiful holiday card!
    My favorite holiday ritual is baking several kinds of cookies, packaging them up and delivering to friends and neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockDecember 16, 2016 - 8:47 pm

    Watching our Granddaughter open gifts them make a special breakfast and then all the family comes over for Dinner but we will be missing my Dad because he passed 2 yrs ago and is still hard. ThanksReplyCancel

  • DeeDecember 16, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Hi Becca
    Christmas eve is spent with family playing board games, and eating finger foods. Just quality time spent together before everyone arrives for a busy christmas day.
    DeeReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 16, 2016 - 9:25 pm

    Becca, the card is absolutely stunning. I think I will be adding this die to my stash for sure. The Quietfire stamp is so precious. Our family favorite ritual is early Christmas morning we gather at my daughter’s house to have hot chocolate and monkey bread right out of the oven. Then we dig in and open gifts.Later in the evening we gather at Grandma’s house, mine, for a good meal some laughs and perhaps a few more gift openings.
    Blessed Christmas to All!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 16, 2016 - 9:28 pm

    What a beautiful card! Love the Fretwork. I would love to see this card in person to see how you have lined up the die without cutting the design. I want to be a fly on your wall just to watch you create! Our sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren join my husband and myself and we all go to Christmas Eve services at our church. Christmas morning we all gather at my nephews home for a LARGE Christmas breakfast. My two sisters and their families and all my kids & grandchildren continue this tradition after our parents passed away. This is the way we keep the Christmas tradition going and get to see all the nephews and nieces and their children. What a crazy time but most enjoyable. Then back home for my sons, daughter-in-law and grandchildren’s Christmas. We celebrate Christmas traditions for two days.ReplyCancel

  • DodieDecember 16, 2016 - 10:18 pm

    Well, I don’t have a lot of Christmas rituals. I just go with the flow. But we do have Fettuccine Alfredo for dinner on Christmas Day. Thanks … Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Mez LydiardDecember 16, 2016 - 11:16 pm

    Just looove seeing your work. Wish I could do them but am not that clever. I just love making my Christmas cards which I start in September and hearing the response from the recipients. I have some friends who use them as Christmas decorations the following year. I make 3D cards mainly. Wish I could do the type that you make.
    Have a wonderful joyous Christmas Becca.
    MezReplyCancel

  • Christine RayDecember 17, 2016 - 12:49 am

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Becca!!! One of my favorite Christmas rituals (there really are so many) is going to worship on Christmas Eve; carols, candle light, the babe in Bethlehem, Emanuel… and if we’re lucky, snow! Christmas Blessings to you and your family, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DDecember 17, 2016 - 1:30 am

    I think one of my favorite things is to try and wrap the presents in a new and beautiful way, nice paper, beautiful ribbon and embellished tags. That and the decorating of course. Found an old top hat last year and cleaned it up and decorated it for the tree topper and ordered 10 bundles of babys breath for the tree and everywhere else there is a garland or a wreath needing snow or a little something.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 17, 2016 - 2:21 am

    LOVE this classy card! When I was young – like about 6 years old – my mom had us make our own Christmas stocking to hang by the front window ( we don’t have fireplaces in Hawaii ) with left over fabric or newspaper. We continued this ritual until I left for college. Of course by then we had refined ourselves using felt or elaborate designed fabric. I continued this ritual with my own children and now have my grandchildren do the same. We use felt or fancy cardstock. Notice the carry over using paper? The children enjoy making their own stockings and they have their collection of ‘old’ stockings to remember and reminisce.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 17, 2016 - 4:36 am

    Hi Becca
    A very beautiful card , love the fretwork and verse .
    When the children were young ,we always looked forward to our Midnight Church Service , then the opening of the children’s main present on Christmas morning, all other presents were opened after Christmas dinner, happy , happy days .
    I wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a most healthy New Year.
    God Bless
    ElaineReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownDecember 17, 2016 - 5:36 am

    What a stunning card and beautiful sentiment.
    My favorite Christmas ritual is making frined almonds that my dad taught me and my brother as young children how to make them!! It’s like apiece of my father lives on in my heart as I make these.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 17, 2016 - 8:00 am

    Hi Becca hun,

    Sorry I have been so absent for so long, where on earth has the tie gone!!! An amazing creation, I so love seeing these dies used as a background they just work perfectly. My Christmas ritual we do every year apart from Midnight Mass is a Christmas treasure hunt for an extra present after Christmas dinner, I have done it since my children were both little and they still love it today.

    I hope you and your family have a very special Christmas

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie Jacobs xxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 17, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Hi Becca, Stunning !! I hadn’t realised, until I clicked your link, that this background die-cut was in fact a ‘border’, I thought it was a complete die, how effective this looks and very pretty too.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossDecember 17, 2016 - 8:56 am

    Love this background and how the sentiment is laid off to the side! Gorgeous card (as always)! Favorite Christmas ritual: Opening gifts on Christmas Eve, then having private time with husband on Christmas Day while daughters and significant others are doing their activities elsewhere!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassDecember 17, 2016 - 9:13 am

    Beautiful Becca, just beautiful. Love the colors.
    Merry Christmas
    WandaReplyCancel

  • DottieDecember 17, 2016 - 9:41 am

    Love love love the quietfire sentiment! This card is gorgeous and got my imagination roaring! I like the way you use one die in so many ways. It’s hard sometimes to imagine different ways of cutting them but you have helped so much to get more use out of them. Beautiful card becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsDecember 17, 2016 - 9:48 am

    Wow !!!! what a truly stunning card !!! you never cease to amaze me
    Our family tradition is for the ladies in our family to go to a BIG house that decorates for Christmas and visit and get into the spirit of the season
    Sending you seasons wishes from GB
    Ang xxReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreDecember 17, 2016 - 10:30 am

    Your card reflects you! Warm and loving! I love the music ?ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 17, 2016 - 1:59 pm

    Hello Becca – I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. I’m trying to get things done but it feels like there’s always more to do. I enjoy Christmas morning with my grandchildren, Noah and Emma. Even though they are both teenagers now (16 and 13), they still are fun to watch open their gifts. Emma is so funny and once gifts are opened, she always gives a fashion show with her new clothes. I’m still smiling over last year’s show.

    I love this beautiful card and that you used a border die to create the background. I just received my collection of your border dies I ordered from Create and Craft. They are even better than I imagined! I can’t wait until I have the opportunity to see what backgrounds I can create using them. I definitely hope this is just the beginning of your relationship with Create and Craft.

    Blessings to you.
    SandraReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerDecember 17, 2016 - 4:12 pm

    Another gorgeous card and another die to add to my wish list. We are get new PJ’s to wear and has been a tradition for over
    50 years.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CDecember 17, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    It is just too dangerous for me to visit your blog! I am just now going through my fabulous Graceful Borders set and now I have to add Fabulous Fretwork to my wishlist. Seems like every time I come I add something. Lol! Love that sentiment, too! There’s no special ritual. If I can, I like to get up early and go watch sunrise at the beach… so calm and relaxing, it makes for a peaceful start to my day!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 17, 2016 - 5:56 pm

    My favorite is having my husband read the story of Mary and Joseph.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASDecember 18, 2016 - 5:21 am

    Hi Becca a bit late !! had the Grandchildren after they were in
    their Aunties wedding and their Mummy was a bridesmaid yesterday.
    They had a sleep over with us it was magic …..they are 3 and 5 and
    these two little boys make everything so worthwhile they are so exited
    about Santa . Love this card it has everything hugs PamxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 18, 2016 - 6:46 pm

    This is a seriously beautiful card! I just love it!
    Midnight Communion on Christmas Eve is my favourite tradition, especially when joined by our children.
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Samantha ReedDecember 18, 2016 - 9:31 pm

    After Christmas dinner, we sing few songs, say a prayer and each person share what he/she is thankful for (alway ways needed Kleenex around)ReplyCancel

  • Alison MickeDecember 19, 2016 - 1:37 am

    I had just purchased Spellbinders fretwork die last week as I thought it was beautiful, I must have had a sixth sense.Thank you for the inspiration of your gorgeous card. I look forward to viewing them each week. Happy holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonDecember 19, 2016 - 10:06 am

    Hi Becca what a beautiful card . I love the Fretwork to die and have ordered it after seeing this card. The sentiment is also lovely.
    Would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideDecember 21, 2016 - 12:39 pm

    BECCA,
    I missed Friday so sorry but I love this card, especially the sentiment!!! I bought the damask and bell borders now I really want this one too. However I want your new dies first. Our Christmas ritual is to get up when the kids get up, say prayers and say happy birthday to Jesus! Then start the fun stuff!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS BECCA!!!!
    HUGS
    KAYReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 22, 2016 - 8:19 am

    Awesome, love it, but who doesn’t love your work…baking cookies with my mom…ReplyCancel

  • Deborah L SaaranenDecember 26, 2016 - 6:03 pm

    Gorgeous Becca! LOVE this sentiment and the icy colors you’ve used here!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyDecember 28, 2016 - 2:38 am

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. This card is absolutely gorgeous Becca I lost the link to your blog for some reason and then I saw you on our craft channel and was determined to find you again.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanDecember 30, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love how you create your amazing cards!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi SteinhebelDecember 31, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    This is stunning!

    I love the Christmas Eve services together and then Christmas morning waffle breakfast and the slow relaxing time spend opening gifts and sharing memories.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 1, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    Beautiful card

    KathleenReplyCancel

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Sweet friends, no doubt you are done with your Christmas cards, right?  Lol, I have a teensy, tiny admission to make – this is my first real Christmas card of the season.  I know, I know, I’m a tad behind but my Christmas gifts are ready to go, so I’m an inch ahead of total panic.  Seriously though, I’m kicking about with a simple card for my list this year but every year I lay out a special card I can make for a handful of folks.  This one was my trial and I’m happy with it and more happy to say it is going out to one of your for Day of Giving Friday!

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Just this week I received some wonderful new holiday greetings from Quietfire Design – this twinkle and sparkle sentiment is one of four in Bright Holiday Words!  The inspiration I started out with was Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip – I’m so tickled to add such an exquisite die to my collection and I foresee using it on quite a bit this holiday season including embellishments and tags.  Once I got my bottom layer in place, I dreamed of indulgent layers!!  Oh, and I wanted tried and true already in my stash…

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
So  I toyed around with this layering combination that I just love.  On the bottom I used Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five in gold and the inside portion in cream – this was all turned to a landscape orientation.  On top of that I stacked Spellbinders Majestic Labels One in gold with the corresponding layer from Spellbinders Labels One in cream laying right on top.  Next another  layer from interior pieces of Spellbinders Majestic Labels One and then finally Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
I finished up with ribbon, pearls and a two sweet leafs to balance out the bling.  I hope I’ve inspired you to pair the new with the old and for goodness sake, don’t be afraid to layer, the results can be stunning!

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE.!  For your comment:  How far along are you on your holiday gifting?

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  Quietfire DesignBright Holiday Words
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders Holiday Botanical StripSpellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty FiveSpellbinders Majestic Labels OneSpellbinders Labels One,  Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM,  Recollection Pearls, Paper Source Red Satin Ribbon, button from my stash

post-header-bottomLol, I’m in the mood to make Christmas cards now.  Stay tuned, more in the coming days :-)

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  • Carol bDecember 9, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    I am done with my Christmas gifting list, except for stocking stuffers. Alas, I have not done my Christmas cards yet! I too make a few special ones, then a simpler card.
    Carol b (cc)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 9, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Just about done! Just a few little things leftReplyCancel

  • Debra DunhamDecember 9, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    Beautiful card! Help….I’ve barely started on my Christmas gifts. Every year it gets harder to figure out what to buy!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.December 9, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    The last gift recipients on my list are my niece’s two children. Still waiting for gift suggestions from my niece! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 9, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    Becca this is so beautiful, I think I’ll have to make some more now I’ve seen this one/
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieDecember 9, 2016 - 2:21 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful cards today! I’m almost done with getting ready for Christmas. We are going out to a restaurant this year for the first time ever! A relaxing time for all

    LoriReplyCancel

  • jean marmoDecember 9, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezDecember 9, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    OMG,so beautiful and elegant! I am in between homes. Wish I had my card stuff put to attempt to even create something half as beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing! Many holiday blessing’s all!!

    Sandra in TaosReplyCancel

  • SuzMDecember 9, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Oooo! I love gold and red twinkle and sparkle at Christmas! The tree is trimmed, the cards are mailed. A few more gifts are purchases are yet to arrive and I’m wrapping the gifts. This is the soonest I have ever been ready! This year has really been fun!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    MY OH MY, BECCA!
    This is truly outstanding, oh my, simply breathtaking. I would love it if I won this one, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a laugh, how far am I on my holiday gifting? Just one simple stop at a store that sells gift cards, that is how close I am – about 6 miles. LOL I have been in the (Christmas Eve Stress Buster 5K and Fun Run) administration and marketing mode for the last 2-3 weeks. Should be done with that in about 3-4 more days. Ugh! But I am doing my civic duty for my city and that is my big gift (a new historic playground) for the kids of my town. God Bless and have a great weekend Becca.
    Hugs
    Mstgane
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • AlisonDecember 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    A very stylish card Becca Love the layering you have done. Very elegant looking.Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DDecember 9, 2016 - 2:32 pm

    Lovely card by the way Becca!

    Just like you I have all the gifts purchased and some are still in the shipping process but should be here early next week. As for my cards, I have a grand total of 3 done and ready to go. I have everything just about ready to get about 20 done this weekend (I hope) I am running behind because we did 5900 cards which had to be shipped out overseas by 12/5 for the servicemen & women in Afghanistan. Talk about feeling good about life!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DDecember 9, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    Oh Becca this is a gorgeous creation – my computer is in danger I am drooling so much.
    i am all done with the gift buying and card making, but still have to decorate the house and wrap the gifts :-)
    Blessings
    MaxineReplyCancel

  • cynthia stevensonDecember 9, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    Becca,
    This card is stunning! I have most of my gifts purchased and have mailed all of my cards. I’ve even planned my dinner menu! First year I’ve been ahead of things or on time~ Off to finish my shopping, in a few minutes. To Granny D: what a wonderful thing to have provided cards to our service men and women!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!ReplyCancel

  • LoisDecember 9, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    I am half way to the finish line. Another beauty that you created.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FDecember 9, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is a beauty! I’ve finished shopping and wrapping but I haven’t made a single card just yet.ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 9, 2016 - 2:47 pm

    gorgeous card. ok so we have to fess up huh!, well my cards are all done and waiting in a box, a few may need extra or overseas postage. my gifts, well not as good. i’m pretty much done for the grands but very short for the dh and the kids, I just haven’t decided what the biggey will be.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 9, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    Wow, Becca,
    Could you make about 50 more to include when you select my name for the Day of Giving Friday? ;->) I love, love, love this card!!!

    Anyone who is a choral singer knows this is a crazy busy time of year. My days are short on holiday gifting BUT filled with songs. The messages are a beautiful reminder of all the wonderful gifts this season holds for us. Wishing blessings to you and all your readers!
    Love,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Theresa GoodwinDecember 9, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Ohh wow Becca
    Every time I visit your blog your cards just blow me away
    They are so beautiful my friend
    You have a wonderful Christmas and New Year xxxReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennDecember 9, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Still have some sewing and baking to get done, but have gotten my cards finished. Another gorgeous card. Love the color combo with the pops of red and green. Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 9, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    Hi Becca
    Loving your creations, you always deliver the goods with enthusiasm and style.
    I am usually on top of everything way before Christmas ,but not this year with Andrew being so poorly ,but hey ho a bought Christmas card will just have to do if i have not made enough.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

    • PAM TASDecember 9, 2016 - 4:34 pm

      Hi Elaine I have been wondering how Andrew is !
      I have worries with my Hubby with a Tumor and nodules on both lungs
      a visit to the specialist on Monday .
      It’s hard to do Chrismas quite the same look after yourself Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 9, 2016 - 4:12 pm

    I made 18 dozen cookies and craftily wrapped them for my husband’s co-workers. All my mail-order gifts are here. I have some shopping to do, but I am celebrating the things that are accomplished!ReplyCancel

  • Jan MDecember 9, 2016 - 4:17 pm

    I believe this is the most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen. You have inspired me to try something similar. Most of my cards are done but not mailed. I try to keep them simple so I don’t give up before finishing. I ordered some of your border dies from create and craft. Do you know when the graceful frame will be available again? Thanks for the beauty you imagine and make reality.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 9, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    I just melted, Becca, when I saw this card. I have been making cards by the dozens, but this one stopped me in my tracks. HOW ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are so rich. This is why I love Christmas…for the colors…and…OK it’s my birthday, too. I have 39 cards made, but gifting will come in a check to the children and grands. But that does require a special card and a stocking stuffer. Have a beautiful week Becca, full of creativity. Hugs,SaraReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongDecember 9, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca! All my gifts are ready to send out. But haven’t finished my cards yet. How many days do I have left? lol
    Merry Christmas to you Becca. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 9, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I’m well on my way with my cards, but have a few letters to write to put inside. As for my gifts – all my grandchildren’s gifts are bought and wrapped, and I’m busy on my daughter’s and son-in-laws, then it’s the nieces and nephews to think about. So much to do, so little time!!!!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • PAM TASDecember 9, 2016 - 4:50 pm

    Hi Becca what a beautiful card love the red bow , the colours
    are real Christmas colours which are heart warming to see!!!!!
    I have still a way to go with my gifting , most important to
    us is being with loved ones that is a gift in itself PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • SheilaDecember 9, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    I have all my cards an Christmas pressies sorted as I am going to spend time with our second daughter who has had a new baby, we will spend Christmas with them this yearReplyCancel

  • SheilaDecember 9, 2016 - 5:03 pm

    I have all my cards an Christmas pressies sorted as I am going to spend time with our second daughter who has had a new baby, we will spend Christmas with them this year
    HELP ME BECCA
    It won’t let me post says I’ve already said that but I haven’t !!!!!!.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterDecember 9, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca. Another gorgeous Friday give away card. Very special as always.
    Well nearly finished buying the Christmas presents but following an operation on my hand, have only managed to make a few cards. Shop bought ones this year but haven’t written them yet. XxReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 9, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Well I am almost done Christmas shopping and making my cards. But your card is so beautiful .I truly love your bow and layout.Fabulos!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettDecember 9, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Another beauty by Becca! Love, love, love the red bow.
    I’m almost done with my Christmas buying. Did most of it online this year. Still need a few stocking stuffers. However, I only have a few Christmas cards sent, and those were store bought! I am still unable to get into my craft room with a walker or crutches, having broken some bones after falling in my driveway. I just ran out of time. My goal is to be walking on my own again by Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Karen CummingsDecember 9, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful, I Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • LeneTDecember 9, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful card! Haven’t started yet on gift list.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.December 9, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Pretty much all done with presents except for mailing a check to our faithful newspaper delivery person and maybe some extra treats for sweet-tooth hubby.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 9, 2016 - 5:50 pm

    Beautiful Christmas Card. I have not completed Christmas shopping, but my cards are done and mailed. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonDecember 9, 2016 - 5:58 pm

    I am not very far on my gifting. Haven’t put up my tree yet. Mailed to overseas packages today and eleven cards. Still have to make ten more cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lori EdwardsDecember 9, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Beautiful as usual. Thanks for sharing your card. I’m done with my holiday “shopping.”ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 9, 2016 - 6:32 pm

    LayerS with a Capital “S” (that’s for Stunning!) My mind cannot even wrap around that one – too beautiful. This is the first year in way too many that I’m almost finished with EVERYTHING!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtDecember 9, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    Just mailed my 50 Christmas cards and delivered 2 handcrafted pkgs. to special friends. Need to make a list on what is on the agenda now, such as wrapping pkgs. to mail. Love you card.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 9, 2016 - 6:37 pm

    Well, I finished my cards in September and mailed them last week! However you are ahead in the gifting! Still working on that part!! Your card here is so beautiful and so very special for those that you send it to!!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreDecember 9, 2016 - 6:45 pm

    I have to say this might be the first year that I have finished my Christmas shopping early. I use to be s Christmas Eve shopper closing each store behind me, but the last few years I have really stepped up my game. OK so I am still making Christmas cards today and yes tomorrow too but the 7 I made in the summer has me ahead ? I am going to REALLY make next year years cards this summer (this year will be the year) LOLReplyCancel

  • Marie BoudvilleDecember 9, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    WOW i just love this Christmas card. I love all your beautiful cards & am forever following your beautiful designs as i sooo love ribbons & the way you dress your cards. This is truly a beautiful Christmas card to brighten anyones Day of giving. A very Merry Christmas to you & yours. God BlessReplyCancel

  • Marie BoudvilleDecember 9, 2016 - 6:52 pm

    I started my Christmas cards in May & cant stop n cant stop making more. But have not started with the shipping list yet as I’m scared to fight my way thru the crowds at the shop. I think i will be making money wallets instead. LOLReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 9, 2016 - 7:05 pm

    Just a stunning card with all your layers. You were quite creative with those layers. Did you use foam strips or dots between layers? Yes, I have all my cards made and most are addressed and on their way. I will say, regarding this year’s design that I made, was much too involved for so many cards that I needed to make. But, I got through it and I like the results. My gift giving is mostly for out of town folks and family. I have done all my on-line ordering for my gifts and I included shipping. All done. Now I just need to try and get up all the embossing powder and two different glitters I used on all those cards. I see “sparkle” all over my house now. I wonder how many years it will take me to get all the “sparkles” vacuumed up! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 9, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Stunning card Becca! Another beauty! Love the saying! I’m retired so I’ve plenty of time to shop, wrap, and make my Christmas cards. I love staying busy with crafting!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 9, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is a beauty. WOW! I am soooo stealing this idea. I hope what I come up with looks this gorgeous. Wow.
    I am coming along on my gifts, better than halfway. I have to get it DONE because everything gets mailed to my family in Florida, and I have got to get it going to get it there on time!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 9, 2016 - 7:10 pm

    We don’t exchange gifts. We cook, play games, cards are already given before, and we like to watch football. Then we eat again.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellDecember 9, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I am far far away, waiting on another pay day to finish up! Christmas is coming fast!ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiDecember 9, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Not ready yet, we are keeping it small this year. I am making a few things I am so busy! I love gold you’re cards are to die for!!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonDecember 9, 2016 - 7:18 pm

    What a beautiful card and all those layers love it. I am late getting all my gift making done and cards.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 9, 2016 - 7:31 pm

    Ha. I am almost done gift-making and shipping. Only one box left to ship. This year we are giving bears with twin donation bears in support of the RARE SCience Program for children with rare diseases. Each child on our gift list is getting a bear and we are giving an identical twin bear, in each child’s name, to the RARE program.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassDecember 9, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Twinkle, sparkle and shine. Yes you do inspire me Becca, esp with your new die collection. Lovin’ using them.ReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 9, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    Nearly done! This is a beautiful card and I do want it.ReplyCancel

  • April S.December 9, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    Not far enough!!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 9, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Hello Becca!

    Your card is so elegant. I love the cream and gold with pops of red and that you used some old dies too. I am not finished with my gift list but I’ve made a good start and plan on working on my Christmas cards this weekend. I hope you have a great weekend and get a lot accomplished!
    Blessings!

    Sandra SmithReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Oh wow that is just beautiful, I so love the layering and gold is so elegant!!
    I don’t have all my gifts bought and the ones I want to make are not done, hopefully will get everything done on timeReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Bout 1/2 with gifts, none wrappe, although I’m so blessed my mother comes over every year and helps me wrap, I don’t really care for using bags..see I’m blessed…I’ve enter out about 20 cards and sadly I didn’t get very many made, that’s one of my projects for winter, after the holidays. Thank for sharing your awesome card…hope you have a blessed Christmas and new year…ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 9, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    I surprised myself this year by making Christmas cards during the first week of December. A major first in my life. As of today, I am half way done with gift shopping and will now rely on Fedex/UPS to complete everything. Am I getting smarter or just more efficient? Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaDecember 9, 2016 - 8:29 pm

    What a beautiful but simple card. I am completely done with shopping and card making now i just sit ans relax and enjoy the real meaning of ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellDecember 9, 2016 - 8:31 pm

    I have just started shopping so not close at all. Gorgeous card as usualReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 9, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    Good morning Becca, simply amazing!!! I love the layers!!!
    Just got back from a holiday in Sherwood Forest!!! It’s was spectacular!!!
    Not even started my cards yet, I’d better get a wriggle on!!! Most of my pressies bought thank goodness!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • DeeDecember 9, 2016 - 8:42 pm

    simply elegant card! I am getting my list slowly done! Not too worried, as we always have everything ready in time. Enjoy the journey getting there!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideDecember 9, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    Beautiful I have the border die,but that is all!, Love the sentiment. As for gifts, I have Hannah’s bought and delivered. I got her a laptop. Jadon’s will be here tomorrow. He is getting a NFL jersey but it will be a surprise because he thinks he is getting the blue one but I got him the white one (which is the one he really wants). Can’t wait to see his face!! That is the 2 major gifts. Rest is bought just have to put into gift bags. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!, please check on our mutual buddy. Miss you guys!
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 9, 2016 - 9:59 pm

    Fun new stamps from Quietfire this time around! I found a few I couldn’t live without! Love the card and the design around this one!

    We are done with our gift shopping, and just need stocking stuffers now. Those are the fun little things to make smiles come around – a little sweets, a little crafty, a few matchbox cars, and a bit of a gift card here and there.

    Hope you are having a good week, Ms. Becca!

    Blessings,
    JoniReplyCancel

  • SueDecember 9, 2016 - 11:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is so stunning! Thank you for all the details on your creation. Yes, my shopping is almost done, thank goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 9, 2016 - 11:09 pm

    What a pretty Christmas Can’t imagine anyone not being thrilled to receive this card. I’m sure this is one they would keep forever.

    My cards aren’t done either! Most of my gifts are purchased, just not wrapped. Cards are not done as I have been cutting Christmas stockings, snowmen, and snowflakes for my grandson’s school. Been spending a lot of time with the grandchildren, but that is precious time with them I can’t get back. When they are older, they may not want me around. Today I am celebrating my 70th birthday (how can that be?), my grandchildren are far more important!ReplyCancel

  • DevyDecember 10, 2016 - 12:28 am

    What a beautiful creation! My shopping is not finished yet! Crazy busy month!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 10, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Hi Becca. Such a fabulous card. Love it. Present shopping done but yet to be wrapped. Cards all done and written. Decs going up this weekend. So getting there! Have a lovely weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 10, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Love your pretty holiday card!
    I am really just starting! Waiting on a wish list from my daughter, and I hope she has some things she wants. And she better get it to me soon! Glad I don’t have many to shop for!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyDecember 10, 2016 - 1:55 am

    I love how you have used a mixture of the old and new dies on this lovely card. I’m loving all the layers too.

    My gifting is almost done. As my family is spread far and wide, money is always a gift they enjoy receiving. Having five granddaughters they just love the January sales. My eldest grandson is at uni so money to support himself is a necessity.
    Wishing everyone a magical Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesDecember 10, 2016 - 2:25 am

    This card Becca is just stunning! Breath-taking! All of my cards have already been mailed – even my Becca wannabe’s. I have just started my shopping…oi’!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 10, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! I love the compilation of all the different layers, I adore your red ribbon bow and strip, and my absolute favourite is the Holiday Botanical Strip, it is truly gorgeous !!
    I am still working on my Christmas cards, amongst making ‘Thinking of You’ cards and Birthday cards too. I wish that Christmas was another month away hahaha, I’m not prepared at all, although I am not well at present, have had a hacking cough for two weeks now, can’t sleep with it, and I feel worn out with it. I don’t do Doctors, but gave in yesterday and tried to make an appointment, they had no appointments but advised me of some walk in centre that I could ring, anyway I’m going there today, hopefully they can help !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Bente SoerflatenDecember 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

    This is just gorgeous!
    Looks so elegant when using gold in the colour combination!
    The lucky winner will be thrilled :))ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 10, 2016 - 6:04 am

    Stunning card, Becca! The bow on this one is particularly stellar. I think it takes this card to another dimension. Love it! Most of my gifts are bought. Need to wrap them.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.December 10, 2016 - 6:47 am

    Your cards are always so elaborately beautiful! Just a treat to look at!

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenDecember 10, 2016 - 7:05 am

    WAUW Becca what an absolut stunning card here again. I totally love all the gold and white, it looks sooo fabulous together.
    I´m done except from one gift for one of my granddaughters, so I can relax about that part here at least ha ha.
    Have a wonderful December here everyone and don´t forget to stop up and take time to enjoy it too.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HarrisDecember 10, 2016 - 7:34 am

    I am done with the cards and the gifts so am set to enjoy all the festivities of the season. Happy Holidays to all!ReplyCancel

  • Karen RothDecember 10, 2016 - 8:38 am

    This is a gorgeous card, Becca!

    I have not even begun my Christmas Cards, Newsletters or even my Christmas Gifts yet as for the past two months I have been battling my health (Serious Issues–Possible Breast Cancer, IC, Blocked Nerve Roots in Neck, Two Bulging Discs pushing on Spinal Cord, Stenosis in the same two spots and a swollen Lymph Gland pushing on one disc that is pushing in on Spinal Cord.).

    Then three weeks ago my cell phone was stolen and returned smashed to bits. I am waiting for Debit Card to arrive so I can order the Replacement. The tire blew on our van and now we have to replace all four but the van is really too old (1995 with 328,000 miles on it. Hondas are AMAZING!) to keep driving safely much longer and we cannot afford a new one. I have had to put off my neck and spinal surgery and other specialist appointments out of town (three hours away, all of them) due to having no ride and now will not get seen until about mid-January 2017. I am also still fighting to get needed medications.

    So take it from me, if you are Chronically Ill do not live in a Rural Community. Doctors are overbooked and underpaid. Mental Health is understaffed and overbooked and underpaid. Not my doctor’s or therapist’s fault just a poorly devised system for Rural Communities and I am falling through the cracks of the system.

    Would like to ask for y’all to pray for me.ReplyCancel

    • Sandy ArtmanDecember 12, 2016 - 5:13 pm

      God’s blessings on you dear Karen,
      I’m so sorry you are dealing with such severe hardship and physical pain. I am keeping you in prayer. I trust others in this supportive, faithful community are, also.
      All good wishes,
      SandyReplyCancel

  • NitaDecember 10, 2016 - 8:43 am

    I haven’t evem started yet, because both my elderly Mother & I have been sick. I need to get busy… Christmas is almost here! God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 10, 2016 - 10:24 am

    Good afternoon lovely Becca,
    For me i am just a whisker of being finished but it’s the dreaded wrapping that is the killer for me. I have even made some decopatch christmas tags for my family and special friends which is one more than i normally do and i am so pleased with them as it looks so much nicer than one of the shop brought trillions that everyone has and it makes me think that i have really tried this year as normally it is just the Christmas cards that are handmade.
    What a beautiful colour of red that your ribbon is and it so makes your beautiful card pop. I hope that the lucky person who receives this keeps it up a wee bitty longer than the 12 nights as it is so beautiful and too beautiful to hide in a cupboard until next Christmas,
    Have a lovely weekend lovely lady
    with love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, clacks, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonDecember 10, 2016 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful card, I love it ?ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.December 10, 2016 - 11:46 am

    Becca, that is a beautiful card.
    I have all the gifts bought. Still need to wrap.
    Missionaries cards are out but none of the rest are done.
    This is what I am going to do tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinDecember 10, 2016 - 12:09 pm

    I vowed that this year I’d be done with all my gifts and cards by the end of November. Well the gifts made target, but due to an unexpected stint in the hospital, I’m furiously working on my cards…specially the ones for mailing. Just like years before, I’ll probably be finishing up on Christmas eve! One of these days, I’ll be able to relax with a hot cocoa and watch “A Wonderful Life” instead.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerDecember 10, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    Another stunning card. Ordered the new dies when you were on
    in England and they arrived and are beautiful. Mailed off
    Christmas cards this morning and now need to get busy finishing shopping and I will be ready. Thanks for always sharing your
    beautiful talent with the world. So appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelDecember 10, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Your Christmas card is beautiful Becca – I create my Christmas cards long before the season – I must be prepared for selling them at least 4 months before the holidays – but then mine aren’t as elaborate as yours and I need a variety for the craft shows I do. Then when the season is here and my shows are finished I choose from the selection I have for my personal Christmas card list. I just popped them in the mail this morning, which is a little later than normal because I’ve been under the weather the past week. I hope you and yours have a very blessed holiday season. We are expecting our first snow within 24 hours and that always helps the shopping along! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Barbara GDecember 10, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    What a stunning card! I love that new holiday strip die! Might have to give myself that for a Christmas gift. :) Not ready for the holidays at all. I guess this year I am a wait until the last minute! Barbara GReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerDecember 10, 2016 - 5:16 pm

    Oh, so elegant!! Just love it!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 10, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    So far good on gifting. I mailed all my cards off presented my co-workers with cards and mailed gifts to away family members. I just have local family members to shop for and I am done. YEAH! My son-in-law called me on the phone and had a co-worker there that seriously needed a card to send to her son in the military,luckily I had some on hand. Please don’t forget our military, there are some who have no families and a card is deeply appreciated. Thank you all and have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MDecember 10, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Karen Roth I tried to reply to your post but somehow it didn’t go. I hope you see this. I will consider it an honor to pray for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 11, 2016 - 12:30 am

    Hi Becca,

    So sorry I have not been on your blog for a while, I have been so busy with my samples for Sheena and other stuff I have not had time to blog at all so apologies sweetheart. I do intend to view everything asap I do not wish to miss any of your stunning creations and this card is no exception.

    I hope you and your family are keeping well and I wish you all A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS.

    Love & Hugs always

    Jacquie Jacobs xxxxReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 14, 2016 - 4:06 am

    What a beautiful card! Just love the richness of the colour combination.
    I have all but 2 of my cards ready for the post, but still have 30 more hand delivery ones to make! And pressies…?! Gulp. I have a list of people to buy for. Does that count….?!
    Hugs
    Anne(UK)xReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettDecember 15, 2016 - 9:35 am

    I have all of my gifts bought, but have not wrapped the first one. I have been busy baking and making Christmas goodies to send to our son who lives in Denver and for our 4 neighbors. We live on a dead end street and are all very close. I have a wreath on the door but no other decorations. My grandson gets out of school next week and we will decorate together. I did mail my Christmas cards the Friday after Thanksgiving. We have a friendly family competition to see who can get their cards out first. I usually win but this year my first cousin, who is more like a sister to me since we were the only girls in the family, got hers out the day before Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and your new year will be filled with loving family times, good health and great achievements.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 16, 2016 - 7:58 am

    I really like this QF stamp set. Another that I need to add to the collection.

    Done shopping. Spending the day with gkids crafting gifts for their giving.ReplyCancel

  • TesseraeDecember 16, 2016 - 10:25 am

    Shopping and gifting is all taken care of. I refuse to go into debt for Christmas. I’m a cash only gal. Wishing, hoping, and praying for safety in travels (flying, driving, walking) and in staying healthy. These years I receive more joy in spending time with family and friends than exchanging gifts. Merry Christmas everybody.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 1, 2017 - 11:25 pm

    Just beautifulReplyCancel

  • MarinaJanuary 2, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Creaciones magnificas Becca!!!!! Lastima que no puedo conseguir muchas de las herramientas que tu utilizas. Mi admiracion. Carinos. MarinaReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace - Graceful Scallops by Spellbinders, Amazing paper Grace - Graceful Brackets by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Amazing Paper Grace - Graceful Corners One Set by Spellbinders - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Beware what you set your heart upon.  For it surely shall be yours.  Oh, if only it were that easy, right?  Hi friends, I just wanted to pop in and share a card for Day of Giving Friday.  This card is going to one of my sweet readers and I hope you can put it to use for some occasion in your life.  This is one of the cards I created using one of the new borders I designed (this is the conventional use crosswise in a card).

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Amazing Paper Grace - Graceful Scallops by Spellbinders, Amazing paper Grace - Graceful Brackets by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Amazing Paper Grace - Graceful Corners One Set by Spellbinders - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
This is actually what I call clean and simple – oh, and easy.  On top of a 6″ x 6″ cream card base I matted another layer of gold and brown.  Next I layered on Graceful Scallops (US) (UK)  and the petite scallop from Graceful Brackets (US) (UK) secured by a ribboned bow.  Tucked under the bow, a stamped oval cut from Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG embellished with the Graceful Corners One Set (US) (UK).

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE.!  For your comment:  How far along are you on your holiday cards?

WR-Supplies
Stamps:  Serendipity Stamps – 712QCL – Adirondak Chair
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board, DCWV
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace – Graceful Scallops by Spellbinders, Amazing paper Grace – Graceful Brackets by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Amazing Paper Grace – Graceful Corners One Set by Spellbinders, Recollection Pearls, Satin Ribbon

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  • Diane FDecember 2, 2016 - 1:16 pm

    Another beauty! Sadly, I haven’t started holiday cards yet. EEK!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonDecember 2, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    Hi Becca what a lovely card, so simple clean and fresh, but so elegant – love it.
    still frantically making Christmas Cards and gifts. I don’t know December always seems to arrive to soon.
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 2, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca. Your new collection is showcased elegantly in this card. And what a pretty color combo, too!
    As for my progress on my Christmas cards, hmmmm. I have some leftover from last year, but I hope to find time to crank more out this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 2, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    I think I am done making them. I may have to make a layer or add a sentiment but aside from that i’m ready to address and send. gorgeous card today. I loved the create and craft videos with all of the gorgeous options.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropDecember 2, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    Love the colour combo on this gorgeous card Becca. I have finished my cards now with the exception of the very special ones for my family. I make my cards throughout the year so I don’t get into a mad flap in early December. It helps that Christmas cards are my favourite ones to make anyway. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DebraDecember 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm

    Love the card! I hope to purchase a set of your new line of dies when they become available again.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonDecember 2, 2016 - 1:29 pm

    I have about fifteen made. I also made sixteen for a car swap.ReplyCancel

  • DebraDecember 2, 2016 - 1:32 pm

    Oh I forgot…I am finished with my Christmas cards list! Now I am going to make a couple to have on hand incase I might have forgotten someone.ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettDecember 2, 2016 - 1:34 pm

    As usual a perfectly beautiful card. I have finished all my cards and mailed them the Friday after Thanksgiving. Our family has a race to see who is the one to be first. I did not get my cards out early enough this year.ReplyCancel

  • trish AveryDecember 2, 2016 - 1:47 pm

    Becca this is a sweet card and beautifully done by you.
    I have finished my Christmas Cards and posted, They are already being received.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonDecember 2, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    What a lovely card and color combo. Like your new dies. I am late this year starting my Xmas cards but have a few more to go and then I can address and mail them.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GDecember 2, 2016 - 1:54 pm

    I love this sentiment! As usual, you’ve made a beautiful card. I haven’t started making cards. Someday I’ll make some again. Losing my parents, husband and special aunt in a 5 year time span has left me reeling. I feel certain I’ll be back in my craft room one day. Seeing your amazing creations is still as inspiring as always!ReplyCancel

    • PAM TASDecember 3, 2016 - 3:07 am

      Hi Bonnie sorry to hear about your loses I can only imagine what
      a rough time you have had.
      Hopefully you can get back crafting soon lots of us have different things
      happen in our lives that bring us down.
      I find like lots of people that do craft it helps and it gets us talking and
      communicating with others who have also had loses or illness .
      Hope you are taking care of yourself hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

    • PAM TASDecember 3, 2016 - 3:42 am

      Hi Becca love your card the dies are so you ! They are proving very
      popular well done .
      I made Cards for my hubby’s X wife who has been very sick we got
      on well but unfortunately she passed away on the 19 th Nov .
      So I guess I will have to find them a new home , I personally don’t
      send a lot just close friends and family. hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

      • PAM TASDecember 3, 2016 - 3:45 am

        Oops!!! Sorry

  • Yoshiko GlennDecember 2, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Another gorgeous card, as always. Love the simplicity of this one. I am about halfway through card making and shopping and sewing. Wishing you some happy crafting days ahead!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Hi dear Becca,
    Very lovely card using the new dies, hey? I must go online in the next couple days to order mine.
    It depends on how much time I get with my Christmas cards. I have a bunch made up if I decide to use them and probably will for the friends but have to do the “specials” for close relatives. Time runs out so fast especially at the holiday time of the year.
    Hugs my friend,
    Mstgane
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • GayleDecember 2, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    Beautiful card Becca.

    I haven’t started cards yet – I’m still thinking.
    I think I work better under pressure yet don’t like being pressuredReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 2, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I’ve got my Christmas wish list ready for Santa to fulfill….and it’s all of your new C&C dies. So to make a long story short, being inspired by watching you in UK, I’ve actually for the first time in history crafted 10 Christmas cards and all before Dec. 01. Yahoo! That’s a record and I’ll finish off with store produced cards. Here’s wishing you a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideDecember 2, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    Becca,
    Such a sweet card with the great Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. This one is new to me and I love it. As for my christmas cards, I could say I am finished but the cards I have made I made with my stampin up group! I plan on getting started today, once I get over the hurdle of which stamp set to use!! Love all ur new stuff!! I will be getting as many as I can!
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 2, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    I don’t remember seeing that in the collection. Yipee! Cards are made = not all sent yet….ReplyCancel

  • Karen RothDecember 2, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    I wish I could say they are done but in truth, I have not even been able to start them. My physical pain is such that I am not able to even work. On top of that, I have had to cancel all medically dire appointments due to having no ride. Not trying to be a downer but this is not a good time for us and I am trying desperately to just hold on. Anything that could go wrong did. What makes it hard is that we will not even be able to have Christmas this year but I know it is not about the presents or the tree. That is is only about Jesus and His priceless Gift but it is hard watching everyone else celebrate around us.

    I tried to reach out to a community group for encouragement especially since I am out of my Lorazepam and not able to get it filled due to policies where I go for treatment and the doctor is refusing to step in and just cover it until the mental health clinic can do it. I was told to remove my heart from my post that they were not a Charity group and that it was not a place for venting about my circumstances. I was not venting I was just asking for a couple of things and explaining my circumstances as to why I was asking for what I asked for. But if you do not want this post here either feel free to delete it.ReplyCancel

    • Sandy ArtmanDecember 2, 2016 - 2:44 pm

      Dear Karen,
      Oh, I can hear desperateness in your comments. I want you to know that right here, right now, I am praying that your circumstances change and you are blessed with all the things you want and need to be healthy and happy. I am so tempted to give advice; the Lord is guiding me to keep my ‘mouth’ shut and my heart open.

      I hope you feel safe and cared for in this precious community. I like the idea that “troubles shared are troubles diminished”. My wish for you is that your thoughts have reached God’s ears and good things are winging their way to you, at this very moment. Thank you, God!

      Love & blessings,
      SandyReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 2, 2016 - 2:18 pm

    I love this card, Becca,
    I can see a card like this in my future…I’ll recreate it! It’s elegant and classic, so beautiful.

    I love this sentiment. I believe it IS that easy – BUT NOT THAT SIMPLE. Oh, how we can sabotage the desires of our hearts with fear, doubt and feelings of unworthiness. I know this all too well! Sometimes, though, our wishes manifest BUT they don’t look like we wanted. From this we learn the power of our wishes and we learn discernment, as we refine our ideas about what we want. It’s at times like these that believing the Lord knows what’s best for us is wise and peace-affirming.

    I fervently hope that life is good and very good in your post-UK-adventure. Perhaps, you are trying to catch up on Christmas cards that were tabled in preparing for the premiere of your new dies. If you’re like me, you can’t believe it’s December already. I have a vague glimmer of ideas and some materials purchased but haven’t made a card. Years ago, I wrote a poem, “Ready or Not Christmas Comes”. Somehow, what’s nearest and dearest to our hearts will be done. The rest, will be let go. I have peace in knowing this.

    Love & blessings, dear Becca,
    SandyReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 2, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful card love your combination of gold and brown. The die you used on card is perfect and the bow is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraDecember 2, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Your card is beautiful ! The sentiment is too true. I haven’t begun my cards. I’ve had an upper and lower respiratory infection that doesn’t want to go away. I’ve had 2 rounds of prednisone and beginning my second round of antibiotics. Sheesh! I don’t have the holiday spirit, but I’m working on it! You always pick me up!!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 2, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    I am completely done. Ta da!ReplyCancel

  • Siovan EldridgeDecember 2, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Becca

    Loved all your shows and your beautiful dies. There are quite a few on my Christmas list. This card is beautiful too.

    Thank you for directing me to Quietfire for the stamp I asked you about. I also ordered another one, and when I received the stamps Suzanne asked where I had heard about her stamps. I said on Becca Feecen’s blog, and she put a heart under your name.

    Thank you again.

    Tina XXReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaDecember 2, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    Love this card! That sentiment just speaks to me! As for my holiday cards I’ve just barely started. LOL! I may have six done and I’m not even sure how many more I’ll need.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 2, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    Hello Becca – I love that you are showcasing your new die collection because I am anxiously awaiting my order and I’m very inspired by your lovely ideas. I love the elegant look of this card!

    I have my supplies for my Christmas cards and had planned to start them already but I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks. Hoping to begin this weekend.

    Have a wonderful weekend Becca!ReplyCancel

  • DottieDecember 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Love the chocolate paper with gold! Gold just seems to set every color off. Lovely card and I’m anxious to see your new line of dies!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 2, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Hello Becca,
    My goodness you made such a sleek and graceful card today. As soon as I get my goodies, I will be able to create sleek and graceful, too. I’m reminded of a conversation that I had with a dear friend who is Navajo. After taking a course with her to weave a Navajo style rug, I commented, “Oh, Kallie, now I can weave a Navajo rug…and she replied, “No, Sara, you will never weave a Navajo rug as you are not Navajo”. So as the story goes, I will never be as imaginative nor as creative as you, dear Becca. But, I will trudge along doing what I do best…please those who receive my cards. God Bless, SaraReplyCancel

    • Sara AlfordDecember 2, 2016 - 3:03 pm

      Oops! I forgot to mention that I now have 7 sample Christmas Cards with the hope of making at least 10 each day. Must mail them by the 15th.ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 2, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Lovely as always…sadly I’ve only made a few and have a few left from last year…where does the time go….I’ve already gotten 4 cards from others…yeakkkkkReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamDecember 2, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    Love your card! I have all my Christmas cards done!ReplyCancel

  • Gina KDecember 2, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Brilliant! I ordered my set when you aired them on Create and Craft. I can’t wait to get them!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 2, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Another beautiful card. My Christmas cards are done I will be mailing them tomorrow. I wanted to sent them out early because we moved this August and not everyone has our new address. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BDecember 2, 2016 - 3:43 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I’m just finishing up a few special cards for some of my favorite people. Now I just need to get a few address’ and make out my envelopes and I’m done.ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiDecember 2, 2016 - 3:50 pm

    I am just about done. I am keeping it simple this year.
    I need to send my cards out soon. Yes store bought too many to make but I am hoping to make a few special ones. I truly admire your work, love gold trim embellishments!!!!ReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 2, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    Hi Becca! Another beauty! Love the simplicity. I have made all of my Christmas cards to my special friends and family! Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 2, 2016 - 4:09 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Today’s card is elegant and so beautiful and the verse is very true, be careful what you wish for!!
    I have done most of my cards for neighbours and friends and am well over half way with the “specials”, only about another 6 to do. It’s finding the time that’s the problem, but you’ll know all about that!!
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 2, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    Not as far along as I should be on my holiday cards….trying not to stress too much!
    Love your simple and elegant card. The gold is gorgeous against the rich brown shade!ReplyCancel

  • JeanDecember 2, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Beautiful card. I walk into my stamping studio ,pull out the Drawer in the flat file with Christmas stamps, stare at them and close the drawer. I usually make all the cards that go to our special friends. Hopefully I get inspiration soon so I can crank them out!!ReplyCancel

  • VickyDecember 2, 2016 - 4:49 pm

    Becca, this is a beautiful card.
    Simple but beautiful.
    I have made my 40 cards for the missionaries & they are mailed.
    I have 2 Christmas parties that I have made cards for. Now I need to start on family & friends.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GDecember 2, 2016 - 4:54 pm

    Love the card, very simple, but elegant! Missed out on your dies on Create and Craft, but hoping they will get more in.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 2, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    Haha. I have all my holiday cards done in my dreams. But the reality is that all the supplies are gathered and staring at me. Just started the moving process into our new home. Yay!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesDecember 2, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Another gorgeous card! I love gold with…..just about every other color! I too ordered all the dies & am anxiously awaiting their arrival! All of my cards are finished, even the Becca-wannabe’s! Half have been mailed & the rest go to the Post Office tomorrow! Yay!ReplyCancel

  • SandraDecember 2, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Oh Becca what a lovely card!!I really love the colors used!!!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene SirrineDecember 2, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    Beautiful card!!! my cards are all sent out. We are leaving in a couple days to go visit family for a month in the southwest, so I had to hurry and get my cards out, as well as gifts bought and delivered for family close to home. I’ve never had them out so early – maybe traveling during this time will be something we will continue!!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleDecember 2, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Beautiful card…love the clean look of it! Sorry to say, I have not started my cards…will probably do a Christmas letter instead.
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNDecember 2, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Love the beautiful card! Unfortunately I haven’t started cards yet. Think I better got going!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunDecember 2, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    I love your card and the use of your new die. Very beautiful. I am so proud of myself this year. I made 19 pop up Christmas cards. They are addressed, stamped and waiting to be sent out. Christmas shopping all done and piles of Christmas gift wrapped. Tomorrow I will polish the silver for our Christmas Eve celebration for family and friends. It’s nice to be retire!ReplyCancel

  • LeneTDecember 2, 2016 - 5:53 pm

    Beautiful card! Still anxiously waiting on my shipment!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SDecember 2, 2016 - 6:02 pm

    Oh my!! My cards are all made (120!!), my address labels are printed out and I am now in the process of adding my husband’s and my name and then stuffing them in the envelopes and popping them in the mail. It’s been a labor of love (and fun) – one that I really enjoy doing. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful, beautiful card. Love those dies!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettDecember 2, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    Oh my… I haven’t even started on my holiday cards yet. So far behind this year. :(ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterDecember 2, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    beautiful card!! I probably have enough, but I keep seeing ones I like and would like to try to make, lol.ReplyCancel

  • DaleDecember 2, 2016 - 7:21 pm

    Becca this card just is so elegant. I love the clean lines, the cream, brown and gold. You’ve done it again… Thanks.
    I’ve completed my Christmas cards. Now I’m working on requests from my loyal customers. I’m busy and loving it.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 2, 2016 - 7:23 pm

    Love the gold details on your pretty card!
    I have only made a prototype of a holiday card so far! At least I have decided on a design! I don’t send too many out but I better get going on them!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 2, 2016 - 7:47 pm

    Your card is lovely. After getting what I feel was a late start on my Christmas cards, I have made twenty-three so far. I have twenty-three more to make. Lots of silver embossing and silver glitter on these cards. Also there is a die cut angel that has to be reinserted into the aperture and then onto a double sided sticky sheet. Then the angel gets crystal glittered. Me thinks I got too ambitious with my design for my Christmas cards this year. I don’t think I have ever had so much glitter flying around in my craft room. As I walk through my house, I look like a garden fairy dusting the rooms with the glitter that has found its way on my clothes and hair. Ahhh, for the love of Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 2, 2016 - 8:22 pm

    I finished my cards in September and just need to sign and address them! I love your card with your beautiful new die! Your whole release is just so versatile which I love that!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingDecember 2, 2016 - 8:26 pm

    Sweet cards and I like the sentiment!

    Holiday cards! Surely you jest. It’s only the 2nd!!! laughing – this weekend…I’m working on one set for my snarkily inclined friends. I have some already done for my more spiritually inclined family and friends. I’ll have another set of those to do, then just addressing and mailing out. Another week or so and will be finished up.

    Blessings, Becca! And how far along are you?

    JoniReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 2, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    Gorgeous card. Hope to start my holiday cards this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoDecember 2, 2016 - 9:29 pm

    Have been preparing for a c raft show so have not really done cards yet.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 2, 2016 - 10:36 pm

    Love the Clean and Simple look! I’m never disappointed in any of your cards or designs. I haven’t even started on my Christmas Cards yet! I just finished cutting out 60 stockings, toes, heals, cuffs, holly leaves, small red berries, large red berries, 180 Christmas trees, large snowflakes, and a “million” small snowflakes for my grandson and granddaughters pre-school class! Today is my granddaughter 1st birthday, and I don’t have her birthday card completed. Need to make a sympathy card for a friend whose granddaughter passed away. In the grand scheme of life, not having my Christmas cards made is not the end of the world. I am so blessed to have my grandchildren so very close to me.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownDecember 2, 2016 - 10:56 pm

    Christmas cards, ha ha ha, I’ve got like 5 cards half made that I worked on last year, dang I’ve procrastinated and gotten wrapped up in other projects!!!
    Maybe next week I’ll get started on them!
    Love all your new adventures and dies, YOU are Amazing Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CJDecember 3, 2016 - 12:19 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of your beautiful works of art. And Yeh! My cards are made (75 – large family!) But still have to write and copy the letter, stuff the envelopes, make and apply the mailing labels, add the stamps, and take them to the post office…gee, I have a lot to do yet!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 3, 2016 - 3:05 am

    Good morning Becca, just a stunning card I love it!!! Less is always more!!!
    Christmas cards oh dear not even started yet!!! I got my first on the 1st December better get cracking!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 3, 2016 - 3:32 am

    Hi Becca. Lovely card as always. My Christmas cards are all done, written and posted yesterday. Just the ones to hand to folks I see over the next couple of weeks.ReplyCancel

  • Jesse aka InkyhiveDecember 3, 2016 - 7:23 am

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful card. You do such great work. I have my cards finished which included 210 for the shoes boxes for Operation Christmas Child, that our Church sends.
    Hugs and Prayers, dear one.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SørflatenDecember 3, 2016 - 8:47 am

    A gorgeous card once again, Becca, it is so elegant!
    Your new dies are wonderful :))
    Since I have been making Christmas cards every month throughout this year, I now have all the cards I need, and there will also be some leftovers for next year ;))ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossDecember 3, 2016 - 9:04 am

    Hi love this card…you are an Amazing paper creator……ReplyCancel

  • Hi BeccaDecember 3, 2016 - 9:11 am

    Hi Becca
    This is a wonderful card for me…. simple but with a touch of class. Really like this one xxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 3, 2016 - 12:51 pm

    Hi Becca, I love this CAS card, beautiful.
    I have been making Christmas cards all afternoon, I am panicking hahaha. I have promised myself that next year I will start in January (I said that very same thing last December hahaha), but hopefully this time – I will !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 3, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    Becca, What a beautiful and simple card. Sometimes these are the best and this is perfect for a man card which I have so much trouble with. Thank You,ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 4, 2016 - 8:39 am

    Your ‘simple’ is always so elegant. Awesome card! I’m the great procrastinator. No Christmas cards made, yet!ReplyCancel

  • Eliane BarcelosDecember 4, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    O que posso dizer.Estou super encantada com seus projetos.Lindos!Cada um mais lindo que o outro,parabéns!ReplyCancel

  • Germayne Turner NashDecember 4, 2016 - 11:31 pm

    I really love this card. It’s beauty is in it’s simplicity and elegance.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon MooreDecember 5, 2016 - 2:07 pm

    I Love the simplicity of this card. I also like looking at all of your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GoodfellowDecember 5, 2016 - 4:39 pm

    This card is so beautiful, what ribbon did you use?ReplyCancel

  • CarolDecember 6, 2016 - 5:56 am

    All the Christmas cards I intended to make are done, but im enjoying it so much in still making them! Guess I have a start on next year !!
    I am loving the inspiration I receive from your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 6, 2016 - 11:10 am

    What a beautiful card, Becca. Love the minimalist style.
    I have only made 2 so far! We have been away (no internet either!) so I need to get cracking. The puddings are all made, but I have yet to do the Christmas cakes and purchase the gifts. Well behind this year I fear!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Shirley ZDecember 6, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    Such a simple and pretty card! I believe simplicity is beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.December 9, 2016 - 11:37 am

    Still have to make a few more and then need to get addressing them.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsDecember 12, 2016 - 3:55 am

    Becca you have done it AGAIN !!!! such talent oh how i wish i was half as good as you .
    well all my christmas gift buying is DONE tree up and i am ready
    Hope i am in with a chance to win this card as i think its beautiful !!!
    paper hugs from GB Ang xxReplyCancel

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