I opted to go with darker colors today and I’m using an older Cuttlebug Folder, but a classic – Swiss Dots.  I think that I use Swiss Dots more than the rest.  The main card is layered with blue shimmery cardstock and is popped up over a card base that is Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor paper.  I cut a square frame using a Sizzix die cut and masked the sentiment line by line to stamp it around the square.  Stamped the ornate bird, cut it out and popped it up in the center of the frame.  I then punched a strip with a border punch then manually embossed design and embellished with pearls.  Lastly I embellished the top card corner with a piece of velvet ribbon.


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Stamps: Stampabilities – Song in our Hearts, Ornate Bird
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor, The Paper Company
Ink:  Versamagic – Night Sky, Red Magic
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Fiskar Border Punch, Sizzix Square Frame, Lasting Impressions Border template


  • BarbJuly 31, 2008 - 8:03 am

    Oh my gosh! Another really gorgeous card!!!!! I just bought that stamp last week and haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I love the way you used the bird with all those embossing folders. My new border folders should be arriving today :D, can’t wait to use them, and you have provided a lot of inspiration with yours :). Your cards are alway amazing! Yours is one of my favorite blogs :).ReplyCancel

  • AnitaJuly 31, 2008 - 8:19 am

    WOW – so much detail, this is incredible!ReplyCancel

  • JanineJuly 31, 2008 - 9:20 am

    I love the colors!! And Swiss dots is one of my favorite… Love it Becca!
    Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 31, 2008 - 11:06 am

    How pretty! And that velvet ribbon is so delicate.
    Nice, very nice.

  • AnnetteJuly 31, 2008 - 11:18 am

    Your work is most inspiring. I have all the tools and materials, but haven’t been doing any crafting for the last year or so. I’m bookmarking your website so I can keep that inspiration going.

    Thanks to my friend, Barbara, for passing on your link.


  • HeatherJuly 31, 2008 - 11:57 am

    Wow! This is stunning!! Just love those colours, the embossing.. stamping… sentiment… EVERYthing!! ;o)

    Heather xxReplyCancel

  • maggie fellowJuly 31, 2008 - 12:37 pm

    really beautiful – I don’t comment much but I love your cards1ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesJuly 31, 2008 - 1:35 pm

    That card is so amazingly stunning. I love every aspect about it.

    One question.. where do you get your waterpaper from? I use gp and I saw once that you changed.


  • Kerry FitzpatrickJuly 31, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Becca…I tried to locate The Paper Company for the watercolor paper but I’m not sure which wed site is right. Could you tell me?? Are they in Canada…are you in Canada?
    I’m in Oklahoma….yeeeehaw! I love this card and the layers just make it special. I agree with you, that Fiskar border punch is gorgeous! I love the sentiment….God HAS put a new song in my heart….PTLReplyCancel

  • Stacy RoberdsJuly 31, 2008 - 2:50 pm

    I just received an email with this URL to check out your work with the cuttlebug folders. Let me just say, I am hyperventilating with excitement! Your work is beautiful and inspiring. I am in Kauai on vacation right now and don’t feel so sad I am leaving tonight because I can get back to my workroom! Hope you don’t mind I will be bookmarking your blog. Such style! Who would have thought hounds tooth on a baby card? Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • cherylJuly 31, 2008 - 3:32 pm

    another beautiful card with lots of beautiful detail!ReplyCancel

  • StefanieJuly 31, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    Becca, you have made another outstanding card. Every detail is incredible. If I ever received a card with the details that you put into it, it would have to be framed! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaJuly 31, 2008 - 5:08 pm


    This one takes my breath away. It is so elegant! I love that bird stamp, I am going to have to look for it, and get one for myself. I look forward to your blog everyday to see what new design you have come up with. Keep it up. Hugs, LisaReplyCancel

  • JauniceJuly 31, 2008 - 6:37 pm

    Please Please come play at my house and teach me?? Tell your husband I still want to be you when I grow up.

    Hugs and much admiration.

    Jaunice Minor

  • Linda EJuly 31, 2008 - 10:46 pm

    Wow, Becca! Another absolutely beautiful card. Your cards are truly works of art.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 5, 2008 - 4:48 pm

    Another beautiful, beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieAugust 12, 2010 - 11:37 am

    This is a wonderful card. Your cards are always top notch.ReplyCancel

This is the last set of Cuttlebug borders that I have not shown, so I made an additional card so that you could see the With Love set.  It is made up of flowers, swirls and dots.  I lined up two of the borders vertically and ran them through my cuttlebug then repeated the first border again.  The card sentiment was stamped in two parts so that I could have text above and then below the embossed vellum With Love strip.  The stamped panel is then layered onto a piece onto Cucumber shimmery cardstock and embellished with pearl brads and ribbons.  Lastly a strip of cucumber cardstock was punched with a Martha Stewart Scallop punch and popped up over the main images and finished off with grosgrain ribbon.   The with love vellum sentiment is lightly chalked so that it will pop a little.

Thanks so much for stopping by.   Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  PSX (retired), BoBunny – flourish
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor Paper, The Paper Company
Ink:  SU Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Cuttlebug With Love Border, Pearl Brads, scallop scissors, Martha Stewart scallop punch, grosgrain ribbon, IKandee chalks



  • JanineJuly 29, 2008 - 6:52 am

    Oh Becca this is just gorgeous!! My folders are still on preorder!! Hopefully they will be shipping in a couple of weeks. Yeesh!! It always takes so long!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda EJuly 29, 2008 - 7:43 am

    Or maybe the title for this post could read “In Love With the New Cuttlebug Folders.” They are specatacular as is your card!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJuly 29, 2008 - 9:37 am

    Now this is what I mean when I told you your work is so elegant. Your creations are just lovely.ReplyCancel

  • ShirlJuly 29, 2008 - 10:48 am

    I’m loving the soft colors of the card and how you draw us all in with your design of the card. You, go girl.

    I made a card for a friend last night using one of the embosing folders from Cuttlebug with inspiration that came from you, dear Becca.ReplyCancel

  • DesireeJuly 29, 2008 - 10:57 am

    Hello! Wow your cards are just wonderful! I love your work, and your use of Cuttlebug and Nestabilities! I hope it is ok to link to your blog in mine.
    Have a nice day!

    From Desiree in NorwayReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 29, 2008 - 12:28 pm

    I can not say enough about your cards, they are always so beautiful. You are truely a talented person.

  • BeckyJuly 29, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    Wow. You do amazing work! I was directed here by a friend to see your amazing ribbon storage and stayed to browse a while. I’ll be adding you to my favorites for sure!

    God bless!ReplyCancel

  • PearlJuly 29, 2008 - 8:09 pm

    Woohoo ! love seeing this folder at work here Becca ! Must try some of your color schemes myself sometime !

    All stunning cards indeed !ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 29, 2008 - 8:54 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is stop in your tracks gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors and the embossing, love the sentiment…. love it all :D!!!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahJuly 30, 2008 - 6:09 am

    Love it! The CS is a beautiful color! I can hardly wait to get some of these new folders – I really want the spider web one, but it’s not shipping for a while yet. :)ReplyCancel

  • kim/ohradiogirlJuly 30, 2008 - 8:53 am

    This is ultra cute. Wonderful idea. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Troy LouiseJuly 30, 2008 - 12:32 pm

    Another beauty. I’m so tempted to buy more of these folders, but haven’t used the ones I own often enough . . . oh what problems. Where do you buy the watercolor paper? It makes your cards so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJuly 30, 2008 - 3:40 pm

    Your designs are amazing- you are so very talented. This card is so beautiful. I read your blog every day for such great inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    MrsH from UKReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 30, 2008 - 4:54 pm

    Becca ~ I’m not sure if you have time but I just awarded you! See my blog for details!

  • JauniceJuly 30, 2008 - 6:48 pm

    How do you come up with these…. please please tell me you start with a sketch or something lol… I so wish I could do cards like yours.


  • LuAnnJuly 30, 2008 - 7:45 pm

    Becca, I just found your blog and spent the last two hours being inspired by your cards. Your so talented and your style is fabulous. I had soooo much fun just looking at them all. Thanks for sharing your love of cardmaking.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy M.July 30, 2008 - 9:53 pm

    I just had a wonderful visit on your website. Your cards are beautiful and very elegant. We have many of the same stamps. I got lots of inspiration from you.ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJuly 30, 2008 - 10:16 pm

    SO pretty!!!! All your creations are amazing.
    God bless

  • DawnAugust 1, 2008 - 11:54 am

    Gorgeous again Becca
    Your designs are so elegant..ReplyCancel

  • Lori HeadyAugust 21, 2009 - 7:26 pm

    absolutely stunning!!!
    may i ask how you get such a nice photo?

    God BlessReplyCancel

 Well, I thought I would take a break from the Cuttlebug stuff, but I received a couple of emails requesting to see the borders, so here you are!   This card includes 4 separate borders – three from the Frills set and one from the Just My Type Set.  Although they are easy to use, I found out very soon that it takes extra caution to get them lined up straight – I used tape to secure them.  The embossed lines you see framing the sentiment were done on the Scor-Pal.  I embossed all elements at once then with my stampajig lined up the lines of text from my sentiment stamp.  I used Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor paper for the base card and embossing; it is popped up on coral shimmery cardstock from The Paper Company.   The header border is punched from the Martha Stewart Scallop Punch (this one might be my favorite) and it is done on both sides to break up the monotony of the square card.  Lastly, the butterfly is made from another Cuttlebug set that cuts, then embosses the butterfly – how cool is that!!

If there is something in particular you’d like to see, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Just send me a comment or email.   Some have asked questions and I’m slowly working my way through email – thanks for being patient, I’ll get to you in the next day or so.  Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments!

Stamps:  Endless Creations
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rose Coral
Paper:  Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor Paper, The Paper Company
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch

  • JanineJuly 28, 2008 - 5:06 am

    This is just beautiful Becca! I love these border sets… I can hardly wait until mine arrive. Hope you have a great week.ReplyCancel

  • Joy KennedyJuly 28, 2008 - 6:53 am

    Another GORGEOUS creation! :)ReplyCancel

  • JoaniJuly 28, 2008 - 8:08 am

    How beautiful!

  • Pansy JonesJuly 28, 2008 - 11:16 am

    I just found your site from the BV08. I just love all of your cards and would have never thought to use my cuttlebug folders they way that you have.

    Your cards are so beautiful and soft.

    TFS all of your wonderful talent.ReplyCancel

  • ShirlJuly 28, 2008 - 11:37 am

    Hi Becca,

    I thought about you yesterday as I used a cuttlebug folder in my big shot, the sheet came out great! I am loving the cards I am creating to bless others with.

    I pray you are feeling well and that all is good in your life. I just love, love, love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Kelley HollandJuly 28, 2008 - 3:57 pm

    This is gorgeous…just like all your other cards!! It is so original. You are the Queen of the Cuttlebug!!!ReplyCancel

  • GiovanaJuly 28, 2008 - 4:24 pm

    Becca your cards are amazing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JulieJuly 28, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Becca your cards are beautiful

    I found you via Inspirational xxReplyCancel

  • Kimberly EagleJuly 28, 2008 - 5:50 pm




    Becca – where have you been? :) I just found your blog via the Inspirational blog … my oh my … I am in awe!

    Thank you so much for sharing creativity,

  • LisaJuly 28, 2008 - 6:32 pm

    Wow. Your cards are incredibly gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy v.July 28, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    I just found your work through Card of the Week! Holy cow! Beautiful work. I’ll be stopping by frequently, that’s for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJuly 28, 2008 - 9:46 pm

    I found your blog through the Inspirational blog, and I am so glad to have found it. Your cards are so beautiful and inspiring! Definately adding your blog to my google reader.ReplyCancel

  • kim/ohradiogirlJuly 28, 2008 - 9:58 pm

    Thanks for showing off the new Cuttlebug borders. Very nice idea for cardmaking. Love that.ReplyCancel

  • PearlJuly 29, 2008 - 1:22 am

    This is one of the folders I am thinking of getting too ! lol – beautifully used here , Becca ! love the white on white idea ! But your stamped sentiments are also perfect here !

    Do let us know your thoughts on these new folders frankly ! Do you recommend rushing to the nearest online / store to buy them ? lol frankly I don’t have that sense that they are unlike the earlier releases but I could be wrong of course !ReplyCancel

  • cherylJuly 29, 2008 - 3:33 am

    Oh my gosh, I just discovered your site and am so glad I did. Your work is amazing and I know I will be stalking you daily!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJuly 29, 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Becca, this is SO elegant–fabulous! I love the borders and the butterfly too!ReplyCancel

  • BarbJuly 29, 2008 - 8:51 pm

    Beautiful use of the borders with the sentiments in between! That is just too creative :)!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GarvinAugust 2, 2008 - 8:52 am

    Your cards are amazing. I have all these folders to but haven’t made anything that looks like our cards. You are an inspiration. Hope you don’t mind me trying out your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyAugust 29, 2008 - 10:56 am

    I have just been introduced by a fellow Stampin’ Up stamper to your blog. I absolutely love the way you use the new cuttlebug folders. It is so nice to see your original designs using the new folders. Gives me so many new ideas…always welcomed. I love how you used the borders within the card…what a great idea. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KaySeptember 28, 2008 - 8:01 am

    Unbelieveable, I know how difficult it is to get everything to line up perfectly, and then you went in and added the sentiments, Oh my goodness, you are one talented lady! I absolutely love your use of embossing dies, punches, etc. You take mere paper and turn it into incredible works of art!ReplyCancel

  • Sammie BryantSeptember 28, 2008 - 8:44 pm

    I love the simplisity (sp) yet beauty of this card. I especially like the butterfly, I am partial to them. Could you please tell me the name of the embossing folder or set you used for this butterfly? I also wanted to let you know that the lining up of the borders is exceptional, I did not know Cuttlebug could be used for this. I just got my little machine in the mail, I have no idea how to use it but now I’ve learned something else I can’t do and need to learn. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossNovember 2, 2008 - 7:53 pm

    Dear Becca,

    A link to another card you made was found on SCS using the CB borders. Where can I find/purchase them.? What you’ve done here is gorgeous and these borders would help me make a beautiful wedding invites for when my daughter gets engaged and is planning her wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Mel McCarthyJanuary 29, 2009 - 10:16 pm

    Absolutely stunning. What a way to use those borders. Pure Loveliness! :O)ReplyCancel