I had another project I had not shared featuring paper from the Hope Packs available at Our Daily Bread Designs.  This project is a picture carousel with a removable lid for storing items.  I used two of the verses from the Hope set that made their debut with Our Daily Bread Designs  this month.  The carousel can be used as it is now, or the inserts can be removed as pictures are added.  This was an alterable that I had on hand that I wanted to use, the right occasion or project had not come along.  When I saw the paper in the Hope Pack, I knew I had enough to get the carousel covered and it would be perfect along with the other pink accessories I showed earlier.

Getting the carousel covered was an easy adventure.  First I painted on two coats of gesso then I cut all the papers to size (lucky me, the inside of the frames could be cut with a square nestie).  The papers were all glued down and topcoated with Art Quest Perfect Paper Adhesive (Matte) which I purchased at Michaels, it is very similar to Modge Podge.   Using nesties I cut the two verses and finished up with flowers, brads and ribbon. 

This is the first month that I’ve really ever delved into alterables.  It’s always at the bottom of the list because there’s always seems to be something else I need that is not in my stash.   No so with these recent projects…I’ll be more apt to do similar things in the future because it was sure easier than I thought.

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Available in Our Daily Bread Design – Hope Pack
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk – Rouge
Accessories:  Gesso, Ribbon, Fflowers, Brads, Nesties, Perfect Paper Adhesive (Matte) or Modge Podge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)August 25, 2008 - 6:25 am

    This is amazing and so inspirational!! I’m sure whom ever you give it to will just be DELIGHTED with your efforts and thoughtfulness!! Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaAugust 25, 2008 - 7:02 am

    You are rocking with that Hope Pack! I think you just made them another sell :-)ReplyCancel

  • Pam aka/YorkieMomAugust 25, 2008 - 8:10 am

    Becca………you have given me hope for sure!!! This is lovely and is a lovely gift idea for Christmas presents!ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 25, 2008 - 8:48 am

    You’re off to a great start on your venture into alterables :D! This is really beautifully done Becca and what a very special gift to give. Have a blessed week! Can’t wait to see your next project :) !ReplyCancel

  • JoaniAugust 25, 2008 - 8:52 am

    Becca how very nice. This is a keeper for sure! You must stay up all night to think of these ideas…. You never cease to amaze me.

  • StefanieAugust 25, 2008 - 11:34 am

    This is gorgeous. I would love it sitting on my desk too! Where did you get the carousel from?ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 25, 2008 - 12:59 pm

    Good evening, Becca; another great project and such a beautiful keepsake gift for someone. The flower embellishments and the ribbons are so complimentary and I just love the little ribbon tab on the lid.ReplyCancel

  • Judy (StampingQueenJAR)August 25, 2008 - 3:38 pm

    You already know I LOVE this project!! Beautifully done Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 25, 2008 - 5:44 pm

    thats so pretty!!! it is adorable and so sweet, anyone would love to get this. i have kinda used all my compliments up but this fits right in with the rest of your beautiful work. tfs.

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 26, 2008 - 12:22 am

    Wow! That hope pack is very pretty, and so are the projects that you are working on. I have a friend that is batteling breast cancer right now, so this touched my heart. Keep it up. You have inspired me to make a pretty card to brighten that friend’s day.ReplyCancel

  • Laura (scrapnextras)August 26, 2008 - 8:14 am

    This is so fabulous! Ths design, papers and colours are amazing, and your perfect execution makes this so beautiful and professional looking. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonAugust 26, 2008 - 9:08 am

    Becca, you always FLOOR me with your amazing creations–this is absolutely lovely!ReplyCancel

  • StephenieAugust 27, 2008 - 7:38 pm

    Becca this is a beautiful box! Wowzers, I am just oohing and ahhing over it! It’s amazing. You are so talented, I am just once again so happy I found your blog!

  • DellNovember 25, 2009 - 7:03 am

    This is another beautiful project. Thanks for sharing

    Kindest regardsReplyCancel

I had this frame in my mind for days so I finally sat down to try to figure it out.  I knew that I wanted a dressy card and I think the eyelet border punch played into it well.  I cut strips of eyelet border and mitered the edges to make a frame, then I went back and punched the slits with the Fiskars Leave it to Weaver border punch.   Once the slits were done, I taped the frame together on the back and then scored above and below the slits with my ScorPal just to give a little bit more definition and to repeat the border.  The royal blue ribbon is woven in one piece through the card and tied into a bow where the ends meet and large pearl brads added to each corner.  The eyelet frame is popped up on a blue foil frame panel which is popped up on a gold foil frame panel – each with a cut out using my square nestie.   The sentiment is gold embossed on base card where it will show through the window – the eyelet frame is popped up onto the base card.


The card is finished by adding ribbon on the bottom.  I tied knots just for something different.  If you can’t tell, I’m on a foil kick…I have a bit in my stash but noticed that Walmart is selling fun new colors so I’ll have to try them too.  Craft your heart out this weekend!

Stamps:  Sentiment – Rubber Stampede
Paper:  Blue Foil, Gold Foil, Fabriano Acquarello 90 lb Watercolor
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Large Pearl Brads, Fiskars Eyelet Embossing Border Punch, Fiskars Leave it to Weaver Border Punch, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder

  • lengowAugust 24, 2008 - 6:04 am

    Becca – Your ideas is amazing !!!!

    Beatifull card – like everything your works .

    Salute !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 24, 2008 - 6:31 am

    WoW! That is a lot of detail and it turned out gorgeous. TFS :)ReplyCancel

  • DonnaAugust 24, 2008 - 7:16 am

    This card is just gorgeous, such detail. What great idea for making a frame using the border punch.ReplyCancel

  • BarbAugust 24, 2008 - 7:31 am

    Becca, you are brilliant!!!! This frame is absolutely gorgeous and the card is so stunning! I love the colors of white, royal, and gold together. Did you know that white represents purity, royal blue represents royalty and priesthood, and gold represents the glory of God? This combination always makes me think of ‘forgiven’ (white) ‘saints’ (royal) ‘in Christ’ (gold) :). Have a blessed week!ReplyCancel

  • QAugust 24, 2008 - 7:44 am

    Wow – beautiful card and I love the way you used the two punches to create a spectacular frame!ReplyCancel

  • Denise ~ Paper PonderingsAugust 24, 2008 - 8:19 am

    WOW!!! This is wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHAugust 24, 2008 - 8:20 am

    Good afternoon, Becca. Just love your card and the innovative way you’ve used 2 punches. I have those punches, too, so may have to try this out for size. TFSReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 24, 2008 - 9:31 am

    What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesAugust 24, 2008 - 9:38 am

    This card is simply amazing. I love the colors and it is just so beautiful. Your ideas are amazing.

    I look forward everyday to your amazing cards, they are great inspiration for me to see. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • RonAugust 24, 2008 - 10:07 am


    I’ve been a fan for a while – don’t remember how I first found out about your site, but I look forward to visiting every couple of days to see what new creation you’ve come up with. Your cards are gorgeous! I wanted you you to know that I’ve just posted my latest card on my site and I’ve given you credit for the inspiration. Thank you for all that you do!ReplyCancel

  • RonAugust 24, 2008 - 10:07 am

    Oops! meant to provide a link just in case you wanted to take a look!

  • Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk)August 24, 2008 - 10:32 am

    This is gorgeous!!! GREAT thinking on this layout!! The royal blue is so stunning … really makes all the detail *pop*! Thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Loni ReynoldsAugust 24, 2008 - 2:06 pm

    Becca, aren’t you so clever! This is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieAugust 24, 2008 - 3:56 pm

    Becca, you come up with some of the most beautiful cards barring none! I just love this and the attention that you gave it to make sure that everything lined up nicels. Stunning and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Kim BAugust 24, 2008 - 7:35 pm

    Oh my! You create such beautiful artwork! Absolutely gorgeous!

    BTW, I left you something on my blog!

    Happy Stamping!ReplyCancel

  • Judy (StampingQueenJAR)August 24, 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Becca, this is just gorgeous! I love the frame and the design it has!! Beautiful and creative, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahAugust 24, 2008 - 9:36 pm

    GORGEOUS!!!! I love Barb’s comment – it is perfect for your card. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. AthaAugust 24, 2008 - 9:40 pm

    Oh Wow! This one especially caught my attention, it reminds me of my wedding, as it was Royal Blue. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Love it more than I can say!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 25, 2008 - 7:21 am

    HOLY MOLEY GIRL!!! Just beautiful!!! I must have been asleep or something. Look at all the comments ahead of me…
    The altered box is so pretty too.
    Hope you have a great week.


  • JoaniAugust 25, 2008 - 8:50 am

    How very pretty! I love how that blue ribbon just “pops” against the white. So very pretty Becca.

  • Troy LouiseAugust 25, 2008 - 11:48 am

    This is just beautiful – love your ribbon knots, the colors, everything. The frame idea is super.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B.August 25, 2008 - 1:32 pm

    It is amazing to me how day-in-and-day-out you always have something so beautiful to share!ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 26, 2008 - 3:39 pm

    Oh my Word – as I browse down I don’t know what I’m gonna see next everything is just so wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Cora HarkinsSeptember 2, 2008 - 4:35 pm

    You really inspired me with this one. It is just beautiful. I hope it is OK I copied your frame on this card. I gave you credit and a link on my blog.

  • SusanJanuary 23, 2009 - 11:54 am

    WOW – As I stated I’m going back and looking at all your posts in the archive section. This is fantastic – beyond words.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna JohnsonJuly 6, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    It would be really great if you could sell the book!! I would buy it!!!ReplyCancel

I have a quick post  this evening – I hope you’re already having a wonderful weekend!!   I {heart} these little clipboards and  standing clothes pins.  When Our Daily Bread Designs released their three new sets of stamps and introduced the Hope Pack, I knew that I wanted to cover these alterables with the pink survivor paper.   The pair is designed to match with this project that I made earlier — Here

I simply painted all the wood with a coat or two of gesso then glued the paper down to the wood and sanded up the edges so that they were even.  A quick addition of some embellishments, and I was done.  All in all, it was a quick project.

Stamp:  Our Daily Bread Designs
Paper:  Available through Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories:  White Gesso, White Glue, Foam Brush, Sand Paper, Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Pearl Brad, Mini Clipboard and Clothespin – AC Moore

Just a note, I spent quite a bit of time today tidying up the behind the scenes part of my blog.  I’m a little bit better at it now than I was six months ago when I got started.  I now have a system of storing pictures on my server – initially they were everywhere.  So, if you encounter a red x, just hit refresh and your browser will pick up the new location.  I’ve tested everything out and shouldn’t have any orphans, but I sure moved a lot of stuff around in the back while organizing.  Whew, now if I could just manage to do that with my crafts!  I’m hoping to get some crafting done this weekend – I have my eye on trying out a couple of cool sketches that are floating around right now.   Okay, off to do a little more blog tweaking…finally. 

  • lengowAugust 23, 2008 - 1:47 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautifull !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Abra LeahAugust 23, 2008 - 4:25 am

    GORGEOUS! You coule totally auction them off (like for Scrap Pink) and raise money for SGK.ReplyCancel

  • DebbieAugust 23, 2008 - 5:52 am

    These are so beautifully different. I love them

    Love Debbie xxReplyCancel

  • mary puskarAugust 23, 2008 - 7:09 am

    Hi Becca! I want to know how you get that paper so neatly around the clip on the clipboard. I have several of these and every time I think of doing one I get stuck on that issue. Thanks so much!


  • Cindy HaffnerAugust 23, 2008 - 8:11 am

    Becca these are gorgeous, love your work.ReplyCancel

  • CarinAugust 23, 2008 - 8:20 am

    love them!ReplyCancel

  • JanineAugust 23, 2008 - 8:34 am

    Becca these are fabulous!! Love that paper too.

  • BarbAugust 23, 2008 - 11:43 am

    These are so pretty! I love pink- it’s such a pretty color.ReplyCancel

  • Angie ~ DuckwaddlequackAugust 23, 2008 - 12:48 pm

    So very wonderful looking! Love the flowers and the pink ribbons you did to embellish these items to beautifully! Have a blessed day!

  • MrsHAugust 23, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    Good evening, Becca. This is a beautiful project. It amazes me how often you can think “outside the box”.ReplyCancel

  • PaperCutting Kind of DayAugust 23, 2008 - 5:06 pm

    How could this be any more YUMMY! All of that pink is just great! Congrats for the shout out at Card of the Week.ReplyCancel

  • StefanieAugust 23, 2008 - 6:48 pm

    Beautiful – It is shouting the thought of hope for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • hbAugust 23, 2008 - 10:45 pm

    Becca, I am so enamored by your creations! These are just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissieAugust 24, 2008 - 6:04 am

    Another stunning creation Becca, the colours on this are so fresh and pretty, absolutely gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal JoyAugust 24, 2008 - 1:08 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Love this!! Have you heard of Chemo angels? It is a wonderful organization that pairs chemo patients with people that send them cards etc.every week. I am currently paired up with a wonderful lady in MO and I was just thinking that I need to try and make a pink ribbon card for her. I have been busy setting up a blog please check it out
    my cards aren’t anywhere in the same league as yours but I’m making so many at once for my fundraiser that I can’t spend hours on each one. Please share my site with anyone you wish.
    crystal joyReplyCancel

  • JoaniAugust 25, 2008 - 8:49 am

    Oh Becca – this is so nice. I have a friend who lost both breasts years ago to cancer, and now she’s suffering with bone cancer. I need to get some of that paper. I’ve got a couple of friends who are chemo angels & I’m sure that they’d love it!
    Thanks always for the inspiration that you share.

  • Cathy B.August 25, 2008 - 1:38 pm

    Absolutely elegant…ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideAugust 25, 2008 - 5:47 pm

    love it love it love itReplyCancel

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  • Joy Kennedy (JoyOfStamping)August 26, 2008 - 4:43 pm

    WOW! What an awesome project!ReplyCancel