While I was thinking about it, I wanted to post these cards.  They went out in the mail early this morning to two ladies that I am praying for and wanted them to know that I’m thinking about them.  I would like to encourage you to check out THIS post on Kelley Holland’s blog (Our Daily Bread Designs owner) concerning her friend, and our Sister in Christ, Sandy.  Sandy needs prayer to lift her up during a difficult time she has encountered in her life…please send a card if you can afford a moment.  As a visitor and a commenter, you will have the opportunity to win one of three lovely stamp sets that Kelley is giving away.   I made two of these cards, one of them went to Sandy that I mentioned above and the other went to Sally along with a birthday card.  You can read about Sally HERE.

Do these look mildly familiar?  There are!  These are the supplies I had on my desk since I was working with the "Circle Medallion made with a Corner Punch".  Since I needed these two cards lickety-split this was my best hope.  It is just like THIS card except I really needed to ditch the big bow because they were sent in regular envelopes and flagged for hand cancellation.  The sentiment on the front of the card is part of a scripture contained in the Hope set by Our Daily Bread Designs.  The inside contains part of the poem by Emily Dickinson: 

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all

Take good care!  Be good to yourself and your loved ones!

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  • AngiSeptember 6, 2008 - 1:04 am

    I’m sure the ladies will be uplifted by your card and thoughtfulness. (I appreciate how you use and reuse items. You inspire me to be more creative with my supplies!)ReplyCancel

  • MargSeptember 6, 2008 - 7:05 am

    What beautiful and heart-felt cards. I am sure they will be well received.ReplyCancel

  • KrenSeptember 6, 2008 - 7:58 am

    Becca, I love your cards. They almost look ethereal. I am also wondering how you set up your photographs. I continue to get shadows and light spots in my photos. kReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 6, 2008 - 8:57 am

    Becca,
    Stunning. Simply stunning.

    ~~Diane~~ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzSeptember 6, 2008 - 9:02 am

    You are FAbulous! Such great work and you make it look soooo easy!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 6, 2008 - 1:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning! The cuttlebug embossed piece looks pearlizewd in the photo, is it? Where did you get it? It is beautiful.

    LisaReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 6, 2008 - 2:49 pm

    Good evening, Becca. Your cards are so beautiful, as usual. It’s always sad when one has to make a card for situations such as both your friends but when they can see the love which has been put into each of their cards I’m sure it will uplift them. I do hope the Lord will be gracious unto them and lay His healing hands on them.ReplyCancel

  • GigiSeptember 6, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    These are soooo beautiful!! Have not seen anything like them anywhere else!ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 6, 2008 - 4:10 pm

    Becca, your cards are beautiful and so sweet. Thank you for highlighting Sally as well!!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry FitzpatrickSeptember 6, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    Becca….what corner punch did you use on this card?
    Love these cards with the punches!!! I’ve already ordered a couple and will attempt to make some myself. Thanks for your wonderful ideas and constant inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • QSeptember 6, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Beautiful cards… wow. The recipients will treasure the cards.ReplyCancel

  • patonslakeSeptember 6, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    Beautiful. I know the ladies will love them. What corner punch did you use? I just found your website and saw the earlier card and I order corner punch of it. Love your beautiful cards and your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 6, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Hi Becca!! Beautiful cards… I attempted one your circle punch cards with a punch that I have. I am pretty happy with it… Will post it tomorrow!!
    Have a great evening!!
    JanineReplyCancel

  • Laura (scrapnextras)September 6, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    Beautiful cards…I love the dimension and intricacy of your designs. I’m sure they will bring hope and comfort to the recipients.ReplyCancel

  • DiannSeptember 7, 2008 - 5:21 am

    Your cards are so lovely! Becca, could you tell us how you tie your beautiful ribbons and what you are attaching them to?ReplyCancel

  • mary follmerSeptember 7, 2008 - 5:45 am

    Becca, Your cards are always so beautiful I love getting my mail everyday just waiting to see what card you did for the day.ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.September 7, 2008 - 7:39 am

    These are absolutely beautiful. I so enjoyed your first one and ordered the products to complete one of my own. Now I must ask about these. They look so different. Would you mind sharing which punches you used to create these or maybe share another tutorial :-)
    Fabulous work, I am sure that these ladies are going to be so happy to receive such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing their stories, I am off to read about them now!ReplyCancel

  • JocelynSeptember 7, 2008 - 8:06 am

    Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your talent with us! I’m sure Sally and Sandy would love these cards! Take care!ReplyCancel

  • crystal joySeptember 7, 2008 - 11:51 am

    Wow, wow wow Becca beautiful as always. I too want to know which punch you used this time. I just got my punches out and I’m experimenting, hoping to make one with the circle frame.ReplyCancel

  • KaySeptember 7, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Thank you for sharing these stories and your good example. I love your cards, and you inspired me to do the same for Sandy. I’ve posted it on my blog, along with her story to help with prayer support because cancer touches so many lives. Extending a hand of friendship is an easy thing to do! Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 7, 2008 - 3:50 pm

    Oh my these are just Gorgeous, I still need to get in my room and just play around with my punches and see what happens!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle HogerSeptember 7, 2008 - 4:39 pm

    What an inspiration this card is! It certainly would lift the spirits of anyone receiving this little lovely. I really admire how you get the most out of ordinary tools. Who would have thought a corner punch could be used to create such a gem?ReplyCancel

  • LouiseSeptember 7, 2008 - 8:08 pm

    Card are beautiful, I am sure they will be very up lifting during this trying time.
    I agree with some of the above responses, please do another tutorial showing how you did the medallion.
    Thank-youReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandSeptember 7, 2008 - 9:43 pm

    Becca..you are such a sweetheart…HUGS!!ReplyCancel

  • gailSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:00 am

    Becca, beautiful cards, thanks for sharing. gReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:56 am

    you are so thoughtful. i know i cherish my cards every day. pretty pretty cards
    hugs
    kayReplyCancel

  • HelenSeptember 9, 2008 - 1:24 am

    Hi~ Just wanted to say what a joy browsing your blog has been. It’s art and spirit for the soul. Thanks for sharing so generously.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 9, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    Stunning, gorgeous and uplifting, Becca. Prayers said.

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • ShirlSeptember 11, 2008 - 6:45 pm

    Hey Becca,
    Lovely cards, please give us the info on how you put it together and what punches you used and are other materials. Thanks for your patience.ReplyCancel

  • NancyOctober 12, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    You say that you used 2 different corner punches on this card, which ones were they?ReplyCancel

  • KathyOctober 15, 2008 - 11:23 am

    Becca
    I just discovered your blog and tutorial last night and have already spent a lot of time studying and trying your techniques and I am going to use this technique for my next card exchange. I am also curious which punches you used on the pink cards because it looks like one of the punches went into the center of the circle. Please share your secret :-) They are just gorgeous and I will lift up your friends in prayer.ReplyCancel

  • dastdeancekarDecember 19, 2008 - 11:03 pm

    Qualitative resourceReplyCancel

  • EileenAugust 11, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    WOW these cards are just beautiful. I am sure they will be well received. Thank you for sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  

The second I laid eyes on the Damask Stamp set from Flourishes, I knew it would look divine stamped onto organza.  I had an organza scrap in my craft room and tried it out, loving the results.  I decided to make a bag to hold an ensemble of "quick to make" cards.   The ensemble includes enough supplies to make at least 6 quick cards.  There are 6 blank cards and 12 medallions to be used interchangeably.  Foam tape is already applied to the back of each medallion so that they need only be selected and applied before putting into a package or the mail.  The card size is 4" x 4" and is really meant to be that type of card you include when you’re sending a package, but with the correct size envelope they can be mailed.

The occasions for the quick cards are Congratulations, New Baby, New Home, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Best Wishes, Thank You and For You.  Selecting the sentiments was an easy task, thanks to the Flourished Words set that grace each medallion.

Although it very easily could have been a sewing project, I decided to make it "no-sew" project and seamed the sides and top with red sticky tape.   I cut a piece of organza 6" x 15" and stamped the damask stamp 4 times.  Dye based ink will not work on organza (ask me how I know that!), so I used Brilliance Pearlescent Beige.  First I put two large or jumbo eyelets about 2" down from then top, then applied  one piece of red sticky tape on each side and burnished the seams with my finger.  I then applied one long piece of red sticky tape around the top which I then turned down two inches creating a casing for the ribbon.  I burnished the casing with my finger to seal the seam and then used a blunt embroidery needle to thread the ribbon and voila!, the bag was done.

This set is such a staple to my collection.  These are cards I can continue to whip up quickly and have on hand for little packages that I send out all the time!  I’m looking forward to making the bag again, but this time and since it is only three seams, I’ll try it out on my Sew Mini.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Flourishes Damask Background, Flourished Words
Paper:  Cottonwood – The Paper Company, Tan – Coredinations
Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Accessories:  Organza, Satin Ribbon, Large or Jumbo Eyelets, Gold Brads, Nestabilities

Happy stamping!  Be sure to share the passion of your craft with others.  What joy to receive a gift made by hand!

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  • Julie KoerberSeptember 4, 2008 - 9:31 pm

    Becca,
    This is brilliant! I love how soft it looks and.. no sew? Can’t beat that!! LOVELY! What a fabulous idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • GigiSeptember 4, 2008 - 10:57 pm

    You are now my NEW favorite blogger/crafter! This is so beyond amazing and such a practical and lovely gift to have on hand! Thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:03 pm

    Gee Becca, I feel like I tell you the same thing everyday :), but there aren’t many words to convey how beautiful your cards and your projects are. Once again, this is just gorgeous! You always have awesome ideas too- stamping on organza is brilliant! This is truly a very lovely set and I think I am going to have to CASE it :D. I hope you don’t mind. Blessings!

    BarbReplyCancel

  • LydiaSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:47 pm

    nice and elegant cards there. love the idea of mix and match the medallions to get the right card you need :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 5, 2008 - 12:21 am

    Becca,

    Once again, so very elegant and beautiful. Thanks again for sharing with us.

    LisaReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)September 5, 2008 - 12:31 am

    I cannot believe you made that organza bag!!! Wait~~~ yes I can….because you are completely amazing!! Such a perfect card set!!!! Have a great weekend Becca.ReplyCancel

  • RosetteSeptember 5, 2008 - 2:12 am

    You amaze me with every project you do!! No words to express myself!!!ReplyCancel

  • edie3September 5, 2008 - 2:49 am

    Your projects just get better and better. They all are works of art!ReplyCancel

  • Karen wSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:46 am

    This is gorgeous!! So elegant and prettyReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 5, 2008 - 4:52 am

    WOW!!! What a fabulous project!! I just love it!
    Do you like your Sew Mini??
    Hope you have a great weekend planned.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 5, 2008 - 6:15 am

    So Beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 5, 2008 - 6:48 am

    Just when I think you can’t get any more creative! I love the idea of stamping on the organza bag.ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesSeptember 5, 2008 - 6:51 am

    Just beautiful..ReplyCancel

  • DeborahSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:00 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Creative…feminine…wonderful art!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissieSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:16 am

    Just stunning Becca (but then your creations always are!) I just love the soft, feminine colours you’ve chosen and they blend so well with those lovely stamps.
    Thank you so much for sharing your projects, I really look forward to my visit to your blog each day.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:27 am

    Such a Beautiful gift for someone, love the stamping on the organza, never would have thought of that one!ReplyCancel

  • CarinSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:39 am

    your projects are so elegant & beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LazyKaySeptember 5, 2008 - 7:40 am

    What a great idea! Beautiful.

    xxxxxxReplyCancel

  • JoaniSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:59 am

    How beautiful! It is so elegant. I just love your blog Becca ~ each and every one of your creations are simply beautiful!
    Hugs,
    JoaniReplyCancel

  • GaylaSeptember 5, 2008 - 8:25 am

    Your projects are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy LawrenceSeptember 5, 2008 - 9:20 am

    Wow, Becca…gorgeous project!!! That organza bag looks amazing with the Damask background on it! Fabulous, fabulous project!!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 5, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Good afternoon, Becca. You have done it again -such a fabulous project. You have chosen such elegant colours and the damask is so beautiful in this colour. I think beige andcreamy white are the epitome of elegance as far as colour is concerned and it is proven here. This is such a useful project, too-cards to have on hand for any eventuality. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 5, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Becca, as always!!!

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • Ron P.September 5, 2008 - 10:37 am

    Becca, your work is amazing! You continue to inspire me on a daily basis! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Kennedy (JoyOfStamping)September 5, 2008 - 10:37 am

    WOW! What gorgeous project!ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnSeptember 5, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    WOW Becca, your creativity is astounding. You’re on a roll and blessing all of us with your talent. Keep up the great work. We love it all!ReplyCancel

  • TRSeptember 5, 2008 - 1:47 pm

    B U tiful !!!
    Very elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Laura (scrapnextras)September 5, 2008 - 3:03 pm

    So elegant and gorgeous! Love that you made the medallions all interchangeable…what a fabulous and heartfelt gift!ReplyCancel

  • Linda HSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:04 pm

    Gorgeous!!!!!!!! As usual!!!!!!!!!! I love to get my daily dose from you everyday – such pretty things!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • PaperCutting Kind of DaySeptember 5, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    This set is just plain YUM in every way! WOW! So elegant.ReplyCancel

  • DawnSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:44 pm

    Well! What can I say this is just amazing and so creative and looks so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanSeptember 5, 2008 - 4:25 pm

    Oh my heavens, this is so perfect. Beautiful, elegant, unique, and all around pleasing eye candy. I love how you did the organza bag, and I thank you for sharing your tips of how you put it together. I think I’ll do the same as I’m filling some card orders and done have a container.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne O'KeeffeSeptember 5, 2008 - 7:27 pm

    Becca,

    I have just spent about 1/2 hour of pure pleasure looking at your beautiful creations. You are one incredibly talented lady…..amazing is an understatement. Everything you do is a display of perfection. I will return for more eye candy very soon.ReplyCancel

  • HBSeptember 5, 2008 - 8:13 pm

    Oh Becca, this project has left me speachless (which is very hard to do! lol). I don’t think there have been words created to accurately discribe how beautiful this set is!ReplyCancel

  • AngiSeptember 6, 2008 - 1:00 am

    You are such a consistent crafter – EVERY card is beautiful! I love the depth and richness your cards have.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley LeeSeptember 6, 2008 - 8:53 pm

    Becca, this set is Stunning with a capital S. Love what you did with the bag. This set would make wonderful gifts for all my friends and family. Going to try to make them up for Christmas gifts this year. Your creativity is endless.

    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CaReplyCancel

  • Betz61September 7, 2008 - 9:59 am

    Becca You just continue to amaze me what a stunning set of cardsReplyCancel

  • AmySeptember 7, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    Becca,

    Your designs take my breath away. I love your work! I’m new to your site which I found from Jennifer McQuire’s webpage. You are very talented. I am so glad you share your talent with others.ReplyCancel

  • SalteSeptember 8, 2008 - 4:32 am

    OMG – stunning!ReplyCancel

  • gailSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:01 am

    Becca, Love, love, love this elegant set! gReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 8, 2008 - 11:53 am

    THAT IS REALLY NICE it amazes me how u figure out different ways to do things. tfs. that will make some nice giftsReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 9, 2008 - 12:06 am

    Becca, this is the most wistfully beautiful set! I’ve just realized the Friends of Flourishes have been announced so I’m sorry it took me so long to come over here and say CONGRATULATIONS!! Flourishes is so lucky to have you as a friend! You do absolutely stunning work and I’m thrilled to have a new blog to inspire me!ReplyCancel

  • jami {sgtStamper}September 9, 2008 - 5:27 pm

    Your creativity leaves me totally speechless on this one! Wow!

    smiles, JamiReplyCancel

  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:03 pm
  • Lori CraigSeptember 13, 2008 - 1:04 pm

    OK – I picked myself up off the floor… good grief, girl…. this is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda K.September 14, 2008 - 7:02 am

    WOW! This is beautiful. What a fabulous idea for a wedding or anniversary. Or well anything! AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Laura M.September 17, 2008 - 8:28 am

    Becca — Your work is so beautiful that I always come to your site for inspiration before I make a card. Thank you so much for sharing it. I have a question about how you stamp the Flourishes background stamp on the paper while it is still in the die. I have tried it on watercolor paper like you do and I find I get an uneven impression. I also find the clear polymer stamps difficult to get inked up well. Do you have any tips and techniques you can share with me so that my backgrounds can look as wonderful as your do? Many thanks for your help! LauraReplyCancel

Hey you guys, check out this link HERE on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, that one of my readers queued me in on.

Jennifer McGuire thank you so very much!! :63

 

By the way, you all pushed me over the 200,000 hit mark, so next week I’ll be gathering some items to offer for blog candy.   I’m just trying to think of what kind of Becca twist to create to make it a little bit more exciting than regular blog candy..he..he..

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  • BarbSeptember 3, 2008 - 11:07 pm

    Congrats on over 200,000 hits Becca and also on making the list on Jennifers blog. You are so gifted. It is such a joy to come here everyday. Have a great day!

    ~BarbReplyCancel

  • AngiSeptember 4, 2008 - 1:30 am

    Wow! It’s not hard to imagine, though. You create fab works of art in miniature! Way to go, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 4, 2008 - 6:04 am

    Good afternoon, Becca and congratulations to you, both on your ever spreading reputation for your special talent and reaching over the 200,000 mark on your blog. I’m feeling just a tad proud myself that my own small contribution helped you to achieve that :).
    I would really miss reading your blog now on a daily basis and seeing what your little grey cells have produced by way of a new masterpiece for us to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon in NESeptember 4, 2008 - 9:31 am

    You deserve to be recognized. There’s so much talent in you!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaSeptember 4, 2008 - 10:05 am

    Becca,

    Hey lady. Jennifer McGuire was asking on her blog one day for us to tell her who was our favorite blogger, so I named you and gave her a link to your blog. Yes it was me, I’m the one with the big mouth. She emailed me back and said she loved your blog, and posted a link to it on her blog. I just couldn’t help myself, I love your work. I haven’t heard from you in awhile, drop me a line.

    LisaReplyCancel

  • EleanorSeptember 4, 2008 - 10:33 am

    Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favorites!ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesSeptember 4, 2008 - 12:23 pm

    As others have said You deserve to be recognized. Your cards are wonderful..ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 4, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    Becca,

    Congratulations on the 200,000 hits. WOW!!!!!
    Your blog is my very favorite. And your work—
    Breathtaking.

    ~~Diane~~ReplyCancel

  • JauniceSeptember 4, 2008 - 7:36 pm

    You ought to offer one of your cards for blog candy… I for one would save it as a prize possesion. I would love to have one of your cards.

    Hugs
    JauniceReplyCancel

  • LouiseSeptember 4, 2008 - 9:08 pm

    I think your cards are beautiful, they are always “over the top”. Thank-you for doing the video!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.September 5, 2008 - 10:34 am

    Congrats, Becca!

    Cathy B.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila RogersSeptember 6, 2008 - 1:30 pm

    Thank you for inspiring me to do better. Your work is wonderful. God Bless.ReplyCancel

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