Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask - see full supply list at
Good morning sweet friends!   Tickled to be peeking in today and wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about our winners and will be caught up with Day of Giving prizes soon – I’m quite behind.  All hands on decks, I have not had a spare minute in the background getting samples made, make and takes created and tested as well as the decorations for my display area.  If it seems quiet here, that’s why.  No worries, I’ll be back and have big plans for 2017.  Are you with me?


Today I’m giving away another of the cards made with Graceful Borders but it is done in the conventional way.  I’ve taken Spellbinders Graceful Damask and mirrored it vertically on my card and added a sentiment.  That’s it.  A tiny update – these dies are now available on the Spellbinders website :-)

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 is at the top of your crafting list to learn in 2017?

Stamps:  From my stash
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth,
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories:    Spellbinders Graceful Damask, Recollection Pearls, Offray Satin Ribbon, Cameo Button

post-header-bottomThanks so much for stopping by!!  More to come!!


  • RayaJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:08 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca! Every card you make is breathtaking. My plan is to try not making all my card in a 5×7 shape but to try new formats, styles, folds. I’m excited about my new challenge!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:14 am

    to make sure I start my Christmas cards early I didnt finish them so know I need to get back to them. what a Beautiful Card love the way you make all your cards If u could be closer I would love to have you over to show me your way of making your cards. great job. Hugs AnitaReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Watercolor techniques is what I want to learn this year!
    I love your gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and dies!ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

    Hi Becca what a beautiful card. Love the dies and the colour combination is lovely. Do try to have some quiet time when you. Can relax and enjoy life.

  • Jennie BaileyJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

    What a lovely way to show off these fabulous dies.

    I’d love to learn about using acrylic paints!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:16 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love, love, love the cameo!

    I’m just learning to make deco mesh wreaths. I want to perfect my skill in doing these and learn to do some with burlap. Then on to some of the grapevine wreaths for spring.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:18 am

    What a pretty card, Becca!!! Absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for the inspiration – it’s a delight to see your artwork every week.
    I don’t have a crafting list to share, but I’ll put my thinking cap on and get back to you on that topic!
    God bless you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

    Wow, wow, wow. This card is stunning!! Not that I’m surprised at its beauty because all your cards are so gorgeous. I’ve not decided yet what I’m going to do new in 2017 since I haven’t had much spare time to think but I’m sure there will be something around the corner. I may not be able to get access to your blog for the next six weeks since I will be away but I’ll look in whenever I can. Good luck at CHA – I so wish I could be there. Best wishes. DoreenReplyCancel

  • Danita Hines KinneyJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

    Another beautiful card! I love everything you do and own most of your dies. I come here often for inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:19 am

    This card literally took my breath away! The elegant simplicity defies words! You have done it again, Becca!
    This year I will attempt to learn to color. Sigh. Definitely not my fav, but the stamps are begging me to. LolReplyCancel

  • NazneenJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Wow! Such elegant card.. so so beautiful.. masterpiece in itself.. would love to win this card handmade by youReplyCancel

  • SharonJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:25 am

    How do you come up with something new over and over again? You are amazing and so are the cards you design. Thank you for sharing your talent with us less fortunate but are inspired by your work.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Still seeking our “Not for Profit” status, we’re are in the early stages of receiving funds. At this time, I’m happy to say that we have helped Team De-Feet Cancer reach $32,000 through the Pan Mass Challenge and the Jimmy Fund, the arm of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA which processes the fund raising.

    So happy and thankful for that, I have still not been able to draw a salary or even pay for the supplies used to make cards.

    In 2017, I hope to find more room for my crafting supplies. Additionally, I hope to able to draw even a small salary.

    I am a one woman show. I keep making cards, send them out, maintain a web-page and do all the marketing to get orders. Because there are no extra funds to draw upon, I can’t afford to hire helpers.

    It’s a big wish for 2017. As a retired person, I wish I had thought of this earlier in my career.

    Thank you for you tutorials, I absolutely love your designs. I have also ordered some of your dies from Spellbinders. You are an amazingly talented woman.
    Thanks for sharing your gift.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Another stunning card, Becca!

    I need to learn to balance my life/time to allow some time for crafting. I miss my creative outlets of making cards and quilling.ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:34 am

    Just got your frame making die. Having so much fun with it. Watched your video which is brill. Getting to grip with how to leave the frame so gives square for the sentiment in the middle. Saves so much time and paper. Think it is the best die yet and never leaves my desk.
    todays card is beautiful. Well done BeccaReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:34 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card. I have this die so will be giving this a go. Who knows what I will learn this year. I’d like to learn to tie Bows like you. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:34 am

    Love the card. I am waiting for the delivery of my Spellbinders Graceful Damask die so was really excited to see you use it in such a beautiful way.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:35 am

    So simple yet so beautiful! I’m the proud owner of a Minc and am anxious to try out some techniques…ReplyCancel

  • miluJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:36 am

    beautiful as always!!!
    waiting to hear from you…=)
    Was nice seeing you last year at CHA in Anaheim

  • RaquelJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:41 am

    What a stunning beautiful card. Becca your creations are always so amazing. I also wanted to share some news sometime back I had asked for prayers as my daughter in law was pregnant and she was having some hard times carrying the babies. Well after some hard struggles she had an emergency C Section as she was in danger. After a long time with the decision she delivered a boy and a girl on November 30th. Since Amelia June was under 5 pounds she was in the Special Care Unit and Austin Joe was 5 pounds. Mama was being checked and we are pleased and thankful they are doing great. My daughter in law is such a little trooper and through the whole ordeal she still was caring and loving with everyone. (I would have been screaming-HA!) Thank you for all that prayed for my daughter in law and the babies. Our 2016 year ended with such wonderful blessings. I am praying that 2017 will bring blessings and love to you Becca and all your followers of your blog. I can’t tell you how I have shed tears of joy and thanked God for all He does for all of us.

    I guess this year I will be sewing and I would like to learn how to paint. I will continue to make cards and be inspired by you Becca and all that comment on your blog. Happy New Year and lots of blessings and love. RaquelReplyCancel

    • PAM TASJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:43 pm

      Hi Raquel I remember your blog comment about your daughter in law
      happy to hear all went well and they are all going good !!!
      Thanks for letting us know the Happy News PamxxReplyCancel

      • RaquelJanuary 15, 2017 - 9:57 am

        Thank you Pam. Have a great year. Raquel

  • Barbara WilsonJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Another lovely card. I need to get ahead on making cards until waiting for the last minute to make them. I would like to learn new techniques for cards and mixed media.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:52 am

    Another stunning card….thanks for opportunity to win it. I love all your dies; never stop designing them. My goal for 2017 is to start marketing and selling my cards. I’ve crafted so many that they’re coming out my ears, but I love making them and just can’t stop. That’s where all my spare time goes. Have great success at CHA.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:04 pm

    Your cards are Gorgeous. I try but I never make them like yours. You have a great talentReplyCancel

  • LoisJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    Of course we are with you. I want to be more creative with the dies I have. Your card is so beautiful. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. That border die is gorgeous. I may be a little late but I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and to all your followers too. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:10 pm

    For 2017 I plan to learn more ways to create cards and other crafts. I’ve done a lot of daydreaming with little action. I’ve got to get into action. No more wasting time, because it is not promised.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:14 pm

    I think organizing a techniques file would be at the top of my crafting list this year! ;) GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!!! I LOOOOVE THESE DIES! ;) I’m SO HAPPY to know these are available at Spellbinders now! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Pauline MattsonJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    I love all of your crds Becca! This one is a winner! My plan this year is to use up most of my cardstock and paper before I buy more. I could open a store with what I have!ReplyCancel

  • gayleJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:25 pm

    I REALLY love this one Becca. So elegant but simple.
    In 2017 I would just like to be able to use what I have
    & remember all the techniques I have learned over the last
    25 years.ReplyCancel

  • DinorahJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:39 pm

    Beautiful! Very Elegant and very inspiring!

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay TuckerJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    At the top of my crafting list for 2017 is to embroider on cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle SJanuary 13, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    Another beautiful card, Becca! Love how you use colors and ribbon… it isn’t you without it! I want to learn to water color with confidence this year… I’ve dabbled, but have always been very tentative, and it shows.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    First of all I want to tell you that I finally was able to get back on your mailing list.
    You card is beautiful as usual. I am so happy that I ordered all of your Graceful Boarders. The craft I want to learn in 2017 is the art of Pergamano.ReplyCancel

  • E TaylorJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:02 pm

    Top of my crafting list is to master my new Christmas toy, the Brother ScanNCut!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    Lovely card!
    I think I want to learn to knit this year!ReplyCancel

  • Trish cJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:31 pm

    Your card is stunning as usual! I love the way you is borders….i would like to get better at watercoloring….and get to know my Prismacolors better. Thank you for everything you do Becca! You are definitely my motivator.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I want to learn more stamping techniques. I only do the basic ones and need to change things up a bit. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:50 pm

    Another stunning card as always. My top learning techniques for 2017 would be to use parchment I have seen some beautiful cards done with it. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJanuary 13, 2017 - 1:52 pm

    This card is so lovely. I could really use one like this about now, I am scheduled to have a Biopsy in my breast.

    Lord willing, This year I am looking to learn how to organize in a way that really works for myself and my needs and my messy hubby. Then I am planning to expand my knowledge of Crochet Stitches.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.January 13, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    What a beautiful card! This year I am going to try to learn paper quilling. I have never done anything like that and my adult daughter is interested in it so I thought it might be a way that we could learn a new art craft together and have fun!

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:14 pm

    Such a pretty card! Thank you for always sharing your amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Beautiful and simple card today. Love the color.
    So glad to see Spellbinder website now has your newest creations and ordered the 6 x 6 frame maker. Should be on its way. Got a couple from Craft & Create when you were in the UK.
    What I really want to learn to do in 2017 is not a technique but to clean off my desk after I work and keep my area organized. Wish me luck.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    Hello Becca,
    One word describes this card – stunning!!!
    Top of my crafting list to learn is to use my dies more creatively.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:36 pm

    Gorgeous card using a simple design that looks complicated!
    I DO want to know where you get all your jewels, etc., that you put on your ribbons! Can’t find anything like them anywhere. Now if Spellbinders put out a side line of jewels that you designed…..
    Top of Crafting List: Learning to use the MINC that a friend gave me.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    How to use dies as creatively as you do! And second is how to make your bows!!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 13, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Your simple cards are always so gorgeous! I always love the pinks. This year I hope to learn & master colouring with copics. I would love to get more use out of my Sihouette cameo as well.
    Have a lovely weekend! xReplyCancel

  • ToniJanuary 13, 2017 - 3:06 pm

    I plan to learn to stamp and heat emboss this year. That’s at the top of my goals along with learning to focus on completing one card at a time and stop second guessing my self thinking it never good enough. Please keep me in your prayers s 2016 was a hard year.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonJanuary 13, 2017 - 3:15 pm

    Oh I want to be able to use the pc and printer more effectively…how pretty this card is. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJanuary 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca – my first goal for 2017 is to make a twisted pop-up card – and to KEEP learning through out the year!

  • DottieJanuary 13, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    What a gorgeous creation becca! I love the soft colors and ideas using
    the new dies. They are so workable as I have seen for myself with the ones I just purchased.
    I am trying to learn how to watercolor with different mediums but it is proving difficult.
    It looks so easy til you get in there are start. But hopefully some level of acceptance will
    be gratifying to me.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Love this card. You are so amazing, Becca! This year, I hope to learn all the extras I haven’t had time to do anything except dream about.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    Hi Becca , beautiful i so love the bow and colour, talking of bows that is my plan for this year, tidy up and learn to make a beautiful bow .
    God bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    This is beautiful, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Hi Becca, Ooh, so pretty. There you go again with simple elegance using another one of your must have dies. Your dies are so classic, never go out of style and are my go-to ones so I don’t mind ‘collecting’ them. Thanks for the good ideas.

  • Bette SJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    Such a beautiful card! I just love the way you make use of the dies. I think learning how to pair the dies, like you do, will be something to work on this year. My problem? My group makes A2 cards and using the dies, makes larger cards.But they are oh, so beautiful. You are an amazing demmonstrator and that you for sharing your rare talent with us mere mortals!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownJanuary 13, 2017 - 4:59 pm

    Another stunning card, love the colour and that bow on the front is magic. Thank you for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichJanuary 13, 2017 - 5:13 pm

    And, yet, another amazingly beautiful card. I want to learn to use a minc.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HJanuary 13, 2017 - 5:18 pm

    This is such a beautiful card! It’s simple but elegant. The die does all of the work and is now on my wish list. This year I want to get better at coloring with my copics.ReplyCancel

  • MItzi LuttrullJanuary 13, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    HI Becca. Another beautiful card for sure! What I ‘d like to learn/develop this year in scrapbooking is multi-media techniques. I’ve seen some gorgeous results in this area, and I’d like to learn the ins and outs of this. And, as for card making, to emulate my favorite card-maker: you! xoReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterJanuary 13, 2017 - 5:33 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. So elegant and your bow is stunning.
    This year must try to make just one card at a time as I always seem to have a few on the go and get very untidy. XxReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 13, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Beautiful card.

    I would like to learn to watercolor a little. Not something totally artistic just something easy and looks good. Is there such a thing? Ha!ReplyCancel

  • UlythJanuary 13, 2017 - 6:08 pm

    Hi Becca, love it! Id say id like to learn to make shaker cards. I think theyre adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Penny GJanuary 13, 2017 - 6:12 pm

    What a beautiful card, so elegant! I can’t wait to get these dies!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.January 13, 2017 - 6:33 pm

    I would like to learn Becca’s gift of combining dies and using them in new ways. Sometimes even when she blogs about how she put something together, I can’t quite”see” it. I probably need to see the individual pieces before they have been so skillfully assembled.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJanuary 13, 2017 - 6:52 pm

    What a lovely card!!! Oh Becca I so fall in love with each and every card you post and am equally inspired by your blog post, you are such an inspiration. I look forward to your blog everyday.
    At the top of my 2017 to do list is to try and make each family member, 7 of them, an heirloom quilt, (a quilt for them to have forever and to remember me by) a big project, but I figure if it’s a the top I’ll always be thinking and working towards it, who knows maybe within 5 yrs I’ll have accomplished it.
    Happy New Year!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 13, 2017 - 6:56 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You sure have been a busy lady, hope the show goes well, wish I was closer to be able to go to the show and see all your lovely things.Beautiful card as always.
    Try to do different style of cards.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJanuary 13, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Oh, I like this elegant card! Top of my list to learn to do for this year is to learn how to work with alcohol inks. There are so many techniques one can do with these alcohol inks. Looking forward to learning a few of them this year.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreJanuary 13, 2017 - 7:09 pm

    What a simple but beautiful card! You never cease to amaze me Becca? OK in 2017 I will master your new frame die I love it! I actually made a number of cards with it already and have gotten rave reviews but I know so much more can be done with it. I also started parchment crafting and really would like to perfect my technique.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJanuary 13, 2017 - 7:22 pm

    Hi Becca,
    love your new graceful borders collection. Have shown them to my card store friend who will be going to CHA. Told her to check these out for the store.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJanuary 13, 2017 - 7:41 pm

    Beautiful card again today. I’ve been watching Create & Craft to see if your dies were back in stock (which they haven’t) so I’m tickled to know they are now available at Spellbinders. This year I WILL learn how to use my Cameo and Scan N Cut machines. I’m cleaning my craft desk off after making all my Christmas and birthday card this year. Just in time to start my Valentine cards!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.January 13, 2017 - 7:58 pm

    Hi Becca, What a beautiful card.
    Since hurting my wrist I have tried to learn something new.
    What I want to do is use up what materials I have which is a lot. And put some together for missionaries to use & take back with them.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJanuary 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Thank you so much for your post, Becca,
    I love that you made such a beautiful card with your new dies. I don’t have much creative time right now and getting great ideas is such a blessing.
    Can’t wait to hear about your experience at CHA and all the surprises you have for us this year. I’m with you for sure!

    Top of my crafting list is learning to use my die cutting machine. I waited so long to get one and since I purchased it, I haven’t had time to sit and play. I get excited thinking about all the possibilities and you are such a big part of that!

    Love and blessings,

  • Frances EricksonJanuary 13, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Hummm top of my list would be to just get started again and stop procrastinating. I have so many beautiful dies and craft items. I just need to get going this year. I spent most of last year sick so I really missed on mine craft time. I love this card like all your cardsReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 13, 2017 - 8:53 pm

    Very pretty card…this year I need to use up some of the old…but I still will be buying new, can’t help it…ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJanuary 13, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    Good morning Becca, wow another stunner!!! And yes I’m with you!!!
    Hmm to do this year??? To start and finish a project early instead of last minute!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:15 pm

    What a lovely card. I plan to continue working on my artistic endeavors- working with paints and other mediums.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:22 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous card!
    I just got a Hampton Art Stamp perfect tool this week and I want to learn all the ways to use it.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:26 pm

    Happy New Year! In 2017 I want to learn more about watercolor.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:36 pm

    Hi Becca love your card ! Becca Bows Becca Bows 2017.
    Hugs PamxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • DeniceJanuary 13, 2017 - 9:55 pm

    Hi Becca, I have been following you for, what, maybe 5 years now. Very rarely write but just thought I would pop in today and wish you well. I am so happy for you and all your success. When I first started following you I would tell my husband, this lady on the internet is so talented , I bet she will have her own tv show someday. Well, it looks like you are going to make my predictions come true. Loved watching you on Create and Craft. You are so precious. Just keep on being your own sweet self, love your family and most of all keep God first and foremost. I know you will. : ) Always wanted to win a card from you. I would certainly treasure it. I would hang it on my wall in my craft room and smile whenever I looked at it. Maybe someday my name will get pulled out of the internet hat….. Ha-Ha… Until then I will just keep on watching you climb that ladder of success. God bless always…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Carolyn WilsonJanuary 13, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    You are such a blessing. This year I want to do more cardmaking. Your cards are so beautiful and I want to learn more of your techniques.ReplyCancel

  • CJJanuary 13, 2017 - 11:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card, Becca. I so enjoy seeing your works of art (even if I don’t win any?)! We are so blessed by your creations – thank you!! What would I like to learn this year? I really enjoy using ribbon on my cards and I’d like to learn how to make some of those incredible bows you make. Like the one on your card today!! Blessings to you. CJ.ReplyCancel

  • AnnJanuary 14, 2017 - 3:27 am

    Hi Becca as always beautiful cards. You inspiration is a credit to you. Thankyou for sharing your work with us. I really would like to master the mica powder technique no matter how much I try I always have an awful mess, messy fingers and wasted time. Got to get it right. Thankyou BeccaReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsJanuary 14, 2017 - 3:46 am

    My aspiration this year is to TRY and be a little bit as good as YOU you never stop blowing me away with your talent Becca !!!!
    Lovely card as always
    Sending you hugs from GB AngxxReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 14, 2017 - 3:47 am

    A gorgeous card, Becca, with beautiful design and details!
    This year I would like to learn various ways of coloring stamp images.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 14, 2017 - 4:17 am

    Beautiful card! I want to use more of your dies and make more beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 14, 2017 - 6:52 am

    Good afternoon dear Becca,
    I fell in love with your new dies when you were across here in the UK and can’t wait until i am able to use them( choked with the flu since Christmas so haven’t got the strength to turn my GC handle). I think my favourite out of them all is the frame maker as i have so many border dies that this will just make it so easy for me to get the right angle to make frames. I like frames around a card but with shaky hands, some times they are not as true as i would like them to be, so your frame maker will change that for me as i hate when i can’t get things precise( yeh iam one of those nightmare people that have to measure everything down to the last millimetre of accuracy). So for me, this year will hopefully be being able to be more precise so that i am happy with the end look. I know it’s about the fun, but my nature just won’t let me just make do and mend, which spoils the fun of making some wonderful things. I can’t wait to see what you have in line this year flower, but what i can do is send hugs and hopes that it is a fabulous year for you,
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • christiJanuary 14, 2017 - 6:53 am

    oh becca, this is such a a gorgeous card. for my 2017 goals craft wise I want to learn to layer better.ReplyCancel

  • erniJanuary 14, 2017 - 7:59 am

    wonderful card,Becca !
    Iam looking forward to see much much more from your creativ work,and hope, in this year I can find the time to spend some lessons with my dies . wish to find other options to use them..
    much love,ErnestineReplyCancel

  • Janet L. CastleJanuary 14, 2017 - 9:43 am

    Hi Becca,
    Totally understand…I worked at CHA two years awhile back and know what it takes to get all ready!!! Have FUN! Your card is lovely, as usual…still enjoying the precious card you sent me! Top on my 2017 list is to get organized in the new one bedroom apartment in the Retirement Community I am moving to in February – downsizing has been a real CHALLENGE…now, hope it will all fit – LOL! Able to let go now of the house I designed and the 5 1/2 step at a time!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 14, 2017 - 10:31 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, I love the borders.
    I’m hoping to ‘get into’ some ‘painty’ and ‘messy’ crafting, also to keep trying colouring.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • SARA ALFORDJanuary 14, 2017 - 11:17 am

    Hello Becca,

    I am drooling here looking at your beautiful cards and waiting to make all of the beautiful border dies cards with the order of dies from CreatandCraft. However, my husband and I have been land locked since December 21st in Texas waiting for the weather to clear so he can fly us back to New Jersey. It has been 3 weeks and I think the dogs wish we were gone so things would be back to their normal. The first thing I will do is pick up the mail so that I can see my new dies and then hold them in my hands and make a wish. My wish would be to sell our home, move to Texas, build a Craft Studio (after my husband build a hanger for his plane)make hundreds of cards and make new friends. So happy your year has started with a bang! You have much to do!
    Hugs and HAPPY NEW YEAR! SaraReplyCancel

  • DevyJanuary 14, 2017 - 6:26 pm

    What a sweet card! The damask die is probably my favorite of your recent release! I’m looking forward to ordering it soon!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 15, 2017 - 12:10 am

    This card is beautiful. One thing that I would like to learn in 2017 is sponging.


  • Jacquie JacobsJanuary 15, 2017 - 12:22 am

    Hi Becca,
    Stunning card and so adore these boarders they are gorgeous.

    Hope you are wellmy friend

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJanuary 15, 2017 - 3:04 am

    I like the simplicity and elegance of this card. I can envision it being used for many different occasions. My goal for this year is to venture into water coloring. I’ve watched enough You Tube shows on ‘how to’ and am just about ready to give it a try. Wish me luck.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigJanuary 15, 2017 - 5:10 am

    I would have to say that pergamano/parchment crafts is at the top of my list for 2017. I always look forward to seeing your cards and designs.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaJanuary 15, 2017 - 5:33 am

    What a gorgeous card. You never fail to captivate me with your eye for the lovely. At the top of my learning list, this year, is art journalling and not far behind that is pergamano. The piReplyCancel

  • MichelleJanuary 15, 2017 - 8:44 am

    I love your new border dies Becca, they add so much to a card to make it simple and elegant. The top of my list this year is to get more proficient in using watercolors. I think there is so much to do with it for a background or just those special dies to be spruced up. Being new to watercolors or markers will take some major reading and YouTube time.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJanuary 15, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful card love the die your color choice and layout are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJanuary 16, 2017 - 12:37 am

    So beautiful!! I must get cracking on using my dies!!
    I want to learn to do one of those pop up box cards and some watercolor techniques this year.ReplyCancel

  • AnneJanuary 16, 2017 - 6:00 am

    To be able to make even one card as beautiful and stunning as yours would be my goal for 2017.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 17, 2017 - 3:10 am

    I am so enjoying the cards you are creating with your new border dies. I’m excited to try this gorgeous card! Of course, I’d love to win it. lol!

    I would like to learn to craft flowers from foamiran foam. It’s very thin fan that can be die cut and heated to shape the petals. I recently ordered the foam so I now need to try my hand at creating a flower. I love that these flowers are more durable than paper so mailing them as part of a handmade card will be less problematic.

    Have a wonderful day, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 17, 2017 - 11:09 am

    This is such a fabulous card, Becca. I love the Damask die and the pink is gorgeous.
    We’ve been in the US for a few weeks and I started to yearn for my sewing machine! I generally use it for practical purposes – making curtains, repairs etc – but I want to do some machine embroidery. I have the threads, just never got round to using them!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LizzieMmJanuary 20, 2017 - 3:49 pm

    I want finish more projects I start when my friends join me on a Tuesday. I have too many in folders after we chat and laugh too much!ReplyCancel

  • VickieJanuary 20, 2017 - 11:08 pm

    I was born in Northville MI at the Ford Motor Co, hospital which was so small it is now a dentist office!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie HoaglandJanuary 23, 2017 - 1:47 pm

    Hi Becca. I just love your cards. They are just beautiful. I currently teach Swedish weaving as well as making cards. I would like to learn hardenger (not sure I spelled that right).ReplyCancel

Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list at
Sweet friends – hello!!  It’s that time of the year again when I’m getting ready to go to CHA.  I’m buried in all kinds of projects.  I’ve designed three new make and take projects that I’ll be demoing as well as samples for Graceful Borders and samples for another die collection that will be available in March 2017.  My hands are full!  I’m missing being here but once CHA has passed, life will be back to normal (did I really just say that – there never is normal!)   By the way, Happy New Year!!

Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list at
Today I’m giving away another of the cards made with Graceful Borders – it’s a delicate baby girl card.  You know I’m in love with the ability to do eyelets and I shared a sweet baby boy card HERE.  These are framed cards, my favorite, made using a die that cuts all four pieces of the mitered frame at the same time. My last post HERE has links to the entire set of dies based on availability – in the mean time the dies used on this card are Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets on the top layer and Spellbinders Graceful Brackets (for the tiny scallop) on the bottom layer.  This is made using  Spellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker however it could just as easily be made with the border strip at the top and at the bottom :-)

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 the best thing that has happened to you so far in 2017?

Stamps:  Stampendous
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Paper Trey Ink –
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories:    Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful BracketsSpellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

post-header-bottomWill I have the pleasure of meeting any of you at CHA?  If so tell me in your comment so that I can be on the look out :-)


  • DottieJanuary 6, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    Oh how sweet the baby girl card is. I am really very excited to see your new line of border stamps as they can be a staple in the card makers arsenal. Lots of examples needed for this design challenged card maker! Thanks Becca for another gorgeous creationReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNJanuary 6, 2017 - 12:51 pm

    we had some wonderful company and are expecting more this week!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Well my. Nephew found out his wife is having a girl. And same time my sister found out she is cancer free after a almost 5year battleReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    Happy New Year Becca. And what a lovely card to start it off. I’m really looking forward to seeing another new collection from you. I know it will be as elegant and graceful as all the other dies you have designed. The best thing so far this year is the news that we are going to have another grandson, confirmed yesterday! Happy days!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    2017 began with our Christmas celebration with my family! Missed only a few members, but the three siblings, in out 50s and 60s were here.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Read this on the way home (hubbie driving) and I have to say this is a beautiful baby card. The die you used is the very first of your new ones that I ordered. I just love baby cards! Ang gigham look and eyelet!
    The best thing that happened to me since the New Year started was my daughter had a doctor appointment and the thank you card I made her doctor after her surgery was still displayed along with Christmas cards and I made mention of it still being there and the doctor said, “Oh yes, I am not taking that one down!!” Made me feel so good.
    Unfortunately, will not be at CHA, only wish!!!!!
    Happy New Year,
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    What a sweet card! WOuld love to have it for my first grandchild – a girl – who will be arriving in April. The best thing that has happened so far is that I leave tomorrow to get to go back and visit my pregnant daughter who lives across the ocuntry. They are moving to a new house and I am going to clean and unpack for her.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca!
    And what a good way to start the new year with this lovely baby card, so pretty for a new princess :))
    The best thing that has happened so far this year, is that I have pulled myself together and started to exercise – only hope it will last for the rest of the year ;))ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Such a beautiful card. Love that frame maker. Everything fits so well together.and looks easy to line up and assemble.Very versatile I would think.
    As usual we had a quiet New Year! We are getting too old but thankful for our healthReplyCancel

  • Catherine E UrichJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:43 pm

    It’s been pretty quiet so far. That’s always a good thing. No turmoil, stress, or anxiety.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    Becca love your 2 cards and good luck at cha,the best thing that has happened to me so far this year is I have had my granddaughter come and stay with me.
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.January 6, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca! What a wonderful card! My best friend was taking down her Christmas tree today and decided to share a photo of some bread ornaments I had made as Christmas gifts probably 27 years ago. She lovingly removes them from the tree and packs them away carefully each year. Oh, what wonderful memories came rushing back when I saw that photo! That’s the best thing that’s happened to me so far in this new year. Would love to say I’m traveling to CHA, but, sadly, finances will not allow it this year. Have a wonderful time!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    Such a sweet card Becca. Love the bow which is perfect as always!

    Just today, I am able to take a few steps without my crutches or walker. My fracture is finally almost healed! Thank you Lord!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    Oh, Becca. This card is just so charming! I just love it! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new series. I am amazed by all you can do with these dies. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Your girl card is so sweet. Love the pink white and gingham look. I love love love your new die collection and really enjoy seeing new ideas to use them. They are so versatile!

    Spending time with my grandchildren, Noah and Emma is the best way to begin 2017. We picked them up for lunch on Tuesday and Noah is coming over for the weekend. I am very blessed that they live nearby!

    Best wishes for a successful CHA!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Happy New Year .I hope you have a happy and healthy 2017. This is such a beautfiul card and I am so happy I ordered the entire set of boarders. I will be looking forward to seeing your new die collection. So far the new year is the same. I did e-mail Feed Blitz about trying to get back on your mailing list. I am so afraid I’m going to miss something. If I get back on your list that would be a great way to start the new year.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:21 pm

    Pretty pretty card, best so far in our winter home and it’s a lot warmer here! I’m so blessed to be able to go away for the winters. I guess that’s what we all work for, is to retire a warm place…wondering where December winners are, hoping to be one, but I can’t find? Any clues? Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    Happy New Year Becca!
    Wow I have been so busy with Christmas functions & celebrations that I did not get a chance to comment in a while. Although I had a quick glance at your blog.
    I love your new dies & all the new projects. Hopefully one day I will get to travel to the US & come to CHA.
    The best thing so far about 2017 is being able to say hello today :)
    Have a lovely weekend!ReplyCancel

  • DaleJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    The blessing is that I’m here in 2017. I know it’s only been 6 days in so far, but my blessings are abundant and I am grateful. Becca, this card is so beautiful and I am so excited that we are able to purchase your new set of dies off the Spellbinders website, I will probably order ALL of them. Bless YOU Becca for being so sweet and thank you for your generousity.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    What a cute card. I love those dies. You just can’t go wrong with gingham either.

    The best thing so far is getting into more of a routine. The holidays throw off your schedule in a good way and sometimes in a bad way.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Beautiful baby card Becca, and a very Happy new year to you.
    On 2nd Jan My son Andrew was called to the Hospital as they found a blood clot in his lung, the good news is that the Chemo is shrinking the cancer .I am thankful that Andrew is so positive ,as he says ” i am going to beat this “.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

    • PAM TASJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:13 pm

      Hi Elaine good to hear about Andrew ! You take
      good care of yourself hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    The best thing is that my husband, myself and grandchildren are healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:30 pm


    Love this card and your dies are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    What an adorable card, Becca! Thank you for yet again for your gift of sharing such beautiful and inspiring works of love and art.
    So far this year, I have rebelled in thoughts of my precious family and the things we will be able to do this year.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:54 pm

    That is a very pretty card! I would be proud to send that to someone having a baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    LOTS of fellowship in this new year of 2017! Which is SOOO NICE!!! ;) GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownJanuary 6, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    I love your cards especially the mitred corners, it gives a lovely finish to the cards. Love the lace and ribbons they are so feminine. Would love to win one of your amazing cards.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJanuary 6, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    What a beauty Becca – a gorgeous card!! The more I see those dies, the more I like the look of them!!
    The best thing so far this year – DH has been well, so no doctor visits :-) {The big C has caught him, hence the comment :-( }.

  • Dawn HolbenJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    OH My this has to be the prettiest and most gorgeous baby card i have seen for such a long time. I absolutely love it as it is so perfect in colour and detail.ReplyCancel

  • RayaJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! The best thing that happened to me so far this year is that I’m alive and well and so is my family! God bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn holbenJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm

    I forgot to say the best thing that has happened this year was that i was given a lovely craft gift by someone i have never met.
    Abd hopefully my next best thing is the orthopaedic surgeon will
    make my life pain free.ReplyCancel

  • DevyJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately, I will not be there. I sure wish I could be there beside you as you show your wonderful products! How exciting that would be! One day, I hope to go. The best thing that happened in 2016 was moving from a small town, to the country with very few neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Sweet card!!! I’ve got a bunch of dies that will go with those you used! Perfect! The best thing that’s happened in 2017 is I found out the diet I ‘created’ for myself a few years ago is the ‘new’ diet for people with colon problems!!! So I already know what to do!!! Must mean God really wants me back on that diet! Last time I lost bunches of weight and stopped taking all my injectable diabetes meds and lowered many more types of meds! It ain’t even easy!!!!! So as God has totally led me back to it, I must comply! How’s that????!?! Love ya, girl! So happy to have seen you on C&C USA over Thanksgiving! Maybe you’ll show up again as they are at CHA! finger’s crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Millie SpeckJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    Oh Becca, that is absolutely precious.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta WaxJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Becca, your cards and dies are always so beautiful. I can’t wait to see your latest creations at CHA!
    Craftideas magazine
    ArtWork columnist, Cloth Paper ScissorsReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a gorgeous card for a baby girl. You can’t go wrong with gingham, and your new dies are perfect for this card.
    Guess the best thing so far in 2017 is that when I went to visit my young grandchildren yesterday they put on a song and dance show just for me.
    Special. XxxReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    Hello Becca love your card the dies look like they would
    be easy to use .
    Looking forward to any new dies from you coming up soon
    hope you go well at CHA .
    Best thing for 2017 I have my Husband with me !!! Hugs PamxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.January 6, 2017 - 5:31 pm

    We got some gentle rain that was much needed here in southern Cslifornia.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Happy New Year, I hope you have a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful 2017.
    This card is adorable and shows your dies off to perfection.
    The best thing that’s happened so far this year is on Wednesday when I was told that my eye ops were a success and I can start driving again when I get new specs. Yippee!!!
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJanuary 6, 2017 - 6:11 pm

    Good morning Becca, and a Happy New Year!!! Wow this knocks my socks off talk about less is more!!! Just gorgeous!!!
    Best thing to happen so far is seeing both my Grand kids!!! Just precious!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Penny GJanuary 6, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Love this card, it is so beautiful!I enjoy making baby cards to go with the diaper cakes I make, and this would be so perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah ClouserJanuary 6, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    I love this card SO much! Absolutely precious. Best thing to happen to me this year is to have my hubby regain his hearing after a surgery on his ear. So miraculous!ReplyCancel

  • VickyJanuary 6, 2017 - 7:40 pm

    A lovely card.
    Best think that happen to me is seeing my grandchildren &
    the snow storm here I didn’t have to go out.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJanuary 6, 2017 - 8:02 pm

    Darling card! We have a new baby girl in our family…. born yesterday morning to my niece!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJanuary 6, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    Here’s wishing you a happy healthy 2017. The year started out with a visit from a Philadelphia niece whom I haven’t seen in 13 years…no longer a child but a tall gorgeous accomplished young woman. It reinforced my belief that family will always stay strong together. What a great wonderful way to start the new year.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJanuary 6, 2017 - 9:28 pm

    We have had unusually cold weather and today I got to leave the house! A simple thing, but we enjoyed a drive under blue skies. Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)January 6, 2017 - 10:01 pm

    Wishing you and yours a very happy new year!
    What a darling card, Becca! I love your mitred corners – such a clever die!
    The best thing so far is that I am over from the UK with my family and staying in Disney World. Such fun!
    Anne(UK) XReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsJanuary 6, 2017 - 11:09 pm

    Oh my! I have been out of the loop since Thanksgiving or so….looks like I have missed a lot of beautiful new AG dies! What a beautiful card. I have to scroll through your posts this weekend to see what other lovelies you have made.ReplyCancel

  • Clare wJanuary 7, 2017 - 1:17 am

    HNY Becca. Fab card as always. So cute! Would love to be at CHA but alas too far! Would love to see some pics though if that would be possible? Best thing normality has resumed! I enjoy Christmas but I am not keen on new year.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJanuary 7, 2017 - 1:33 am

    Firstly, if this card was received by a new Mommie for her baby girl, it would be in a beautiful frame on the wall of the baby’s room. Lovely card Becca.

    The most wonderful thing that is happening so far is, I convinced both of my sisters that we needed an annual sister get a way and they finally agreed. We go in April for our first one. We are getting older (65, 61 & 60), live all over the US (CA, OR & NC) I am beyond excited.

    I just hope this year stays as wonderful as it has been so far in the first 6 days…..ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 7, 2017 - 3:34 am

    This is so beautiful! I love these dies. Thanks for chance to win this.ReplyCancel

    • Susan b.January 7, 2017 - 3:36 am

      Sorry forgot best thing in 2017….Getting all your new dies before available here! And playing with them.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 7, 2017 - 4:10 am

    Your card is beautiful. My blessing for so far in 2017 is that I am still here


  • Jennie BaileyJanuary 7, 2017 - 5:31 am

    How lovely and fresh this sweet baby card is. Any new parent would cherish this as a keepsake.

    The best thing to happen so far in 2017 is receiving one of Christina Griffiths beautiful tags.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJanuary 7, 2017 - 7:54 am

    I truly love your card it’s beautiful. But so far this year it’s been great spending time with my kids but empty nest again. Received some craft items ad gift card to buy more dies of course. LolReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelJanuary 7, 2017 - 9:32 am

    Sweet and lovely as always. Love your baby girl card! Keep up the beautiful work Becca.

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 7, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, I love all these dies and your creation is so pretty.
    To be honest, nothing has gone right for me yet in 2017 and am really suffering with depression at present, but I am so thankful and feel so blessed to be ‘alive’.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeJanuary 7, 2017 - 10:23 am

    Happy New Year, Becca. What a beautiful baby card. It will surly get us started after the Christmas break. I’m hoping and praying I will be sending one just like it this year. All going well this time. Aiveen.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaJanuary 7, 2017 - 10:52 am

    Sweet baby girl card! I have a great niece on her way. If I do not win this card, at least i was inspired to make a similar oneReplyCancel

  • GayleJanuary 7, 2017 - 11:36 am

    Elegant & sweet card Becca. Best thing this year is they opened roads so we could get groceries :)ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 8, 2017 - 3:49 am

    Morning Becca, you never disappoint another really pretty card. I do look forward to you weekly post. Thank-you for sharing them with us.

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 13, 2017 - 10:24 pm

    Ahhh…working on learning hand lettering! Lovely card today, Becca. Really like the Graceful Brackets and Border…they are very pretty!


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Just Living Is Not Enough and Spellbinders Graceful Fans and Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker - for full supply list see
Happy Holidays!  I’m peeking in just in time for the last Day of Giving Friday of 2016.  Shhh….I have a house full of company and have stolen away a couple of times today to get this finished up and online.  It’s been an amazing holiday and although it wasn’t planned, I was able to see all three of my kids.  My two daughters came home and decided they couldn’t bear not to see their brother (who could not get time off) so we piled in the car and drove across the state to spend Christmas with him.   It was impulsive but well worth it, even though it was for one day.   What a blessing :-)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Just Living Is Not Enough and Spellbinders Graceful Fans and Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker - for full supply list see
It has been a whirlwind since November – isn’t that the way it is for everyone?  Today I’m sharing a card made with the Graceful Frame Maker and one of my new borders.  I’ve received lots of question and this is the best place to share some updates for people who are looking for these dies.  Currently, the collections are available at Create and Craft USA and Create and Craft UK – some of the dies are sold out but pop over to the respective sites and you’ll be able to see what’s still available.  If you want to get your hands on to these sets, Create and Craft has the best current availability.

The dies will be shown at CHA in January so definitely encourage your local store to pick them up; they should be available in the Spellbinders Online Store in March 2017 and if you were unable to get the Graceful Frame Maker in the US or see any of the others that have sold out,  you can put them on your wishlist  in the Spellbinders store right now.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Just Living Is Not Enough and Spellbinders Graceful Fans and Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker - for full supply list see

My card today has been on my workbench waiting for a bow for several weeks – I was playing around and decided to layer two mitered borders onto one card using Spellbinders Graceful Fans Border and it was cut using the Spellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker.  The way the dies are configured, it’s easy to cut the four borders where each fan center is cut then follow up by cutting the outline shape to put behind the fans for a punch of color.   I’m using a lovely Quietfire Design sentiment (Just Living Is Not Enough) that works wonderfully in a square frame!

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 one thing you want to ditch and one thing you want to pick up in 2017?

Stamps:  Quietfire DesignJust Living Is Not Enough
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories:  Spellbinders Graceful Fans Border (Spellbinders)  Spellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker (Spellbinders), Recollection Pearls, mulberry flower

post-header-bottomHave a Happy, Happy New Year!!


  • Ann RobbinsDecember 30, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Happy holidays Becca
    Missed u last week but glad I got to spend with family.
    Beautiful arc today. Hope I start the year with winning it.
    Ann RReplyCancel

    • ANN ROBBINSDecember 30, 2016 - 7:45 pm

      P. S.
      I forgot to answer the question, I was so happy to see your post. I would like to ditch all the clutter in my craft room and my whole house actually and make my life more committed to myself and less to other projects I get involved in. I had 4 cards I needed to make this week and didn’t get them done because of another committment to another project!ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 30, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    I want to ditch negative draining friendships and pick up some new friendships.

    gorgeous card. looking forward to getting these either from spellbinders or my lss.ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesDecember 30, 2016 - 6:56 pm

    I love this! Your cards new always so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 30, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    I got the boarder and the frame make and will have try the layering – great idea. Want to ditch over committing myself and pick up a more open schedule! Have a great new Year!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennDecember 30, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    I love your white and metallic combos. So elegant. Love this die. The thing I would love to drop is the high expectations I put on myself and the thing I would love to pick up is living each moment to the fullest because life is too short. Happy New Year, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Alison MickeDecember 30, 2016 - 7:05 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card. Very inspirational! Each time I see a new post it makes me want to rush into my craft area and create! Thank you for the enthusiasm! !ReplyCancel

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  • TammieDecember 30, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Happy New Year Becca! In 2017 I want to ditch wood blocks (removing red rubber and creating foam mount stamps). I plan to use a gift card from a sweet friend to pick up a new Perfect Stamping tool (half the price of a MISTI and works terrific). Love it! I also want to buy several new Spellbinders dies – especially your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 30, 2016 - 7:18 pm

    Happy holidays!
    I would like to ditch all the clutter in my house!
    I want to pick up more meaningful time with all my family!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 30, 2016 - 7:23 pm

    Good morning Becca, what a fantastic Christmas you must have had!!! Don’t you think spur of the moment things are the best : )
    You’re card is absolutely stunning but they all are!!! Thanks for sharing : )
    I agree with Yoshiko!!!
    I wish I was like I used to be before I hit my head!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • DevyDecember 30, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    Such an elegant creation!
    I would like to ditch my habit of procrastination! And I would like to pick up a more timely habit of getting things accomplished!
    I am so glad you got to see all of your children! We had five of our children (out of 6) home for Christmas, so it was fun, loud and exciting!!ReplyCancel

  • CaroleDecember 30, 2016 - 7:37 pm

    I want to ditch my concern over what other people say about me and pick up on only good feelings for others. I’ve lost several good friends these last few months of 2016. I need to rid myself of negative feelings and look for the good. Life is short and we have no knowledge of when it may suddenly be taken from us.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonDecember 30, 2016 - 7:40 pm

    Absolutely stunning, nothing beats a white card with gold, simply exquisite!
    Glad you had time with your kids, it’s great having them home, had two from GA and one from LA and I take him to airport at 6am tomorrow, the other boy and the grandsons live an hour away. Oldest grandson will
    Be Marching in the Rose Parade. He was so excited!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 30, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    The card is lovely!! So good to hear you were able to spend Christmas with all the kids, I know when they move away and have lives of their own it is hard to get together. Wishing you a wonderful New year!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyDecember 30, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    Oh Becca what a wonderful day you must have had with all your offspring together – it does a mother’s soul good to have that happen.
    Love your exquisite card so beautifully executed!!

    I would love to ditch some excess weight in 2017, and the cancer that is invading my family, near and far! What to pick up – grace and strength in the Lord.

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 30, 2016 - 7:59 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca!
    How delightful that you got to be with all three of your children during the holiday season. What a blessing.
    Thanks for taking the time to share this lovely card. It is gorgeous, and I can’t wait to get my hands on these new designs.
    As for what to ditch and what to pick up in the new year….Whew….I have so much going on right now I can’t even answer that. I do pray, however, that God will be glorified in my life in every way in 2017.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonDecember 30, 2016 - 8:02 pm

    Happy New Year Becca! Hope it’s a good one for you!
    How lovely you were able to spend the Christmas Holiday with all of your children! A lovely way to spend the day and worth the effort of the travel to and from
    Love how your card has turned out with those two layered frames. Makes it extra special Thank you for your continued inspiration.
    What I’d like to perfect in 2017 is learning how to stamp successfully!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 30, 2016 - 8:03 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca! What a wonderful blessing that you could see your children for Christmas. So glad for you.

    In 2017, I want to choose joy and to ditch worry.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 30, 2016 - 8:05 pm

    Another stunning card. One thing I would like to ditch is a few pounds. The one thing I would like to pick up is more of your dies. ChristineReplyCancel

  • RufusDecember 30, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    Becca so happy that you got to see all of your kids at Christmas and the spontaneity of it makes it even more fun. Another gorgeous card, but then all of yours are. Like most of your other commenters I’d love to cut back on outside commitments, get rid of negativity and clutter. I’d like to keep good friends and make more. I’d like to find more card makers, too! Wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy 2017!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 30, 2016 - 8:06 pm

    That is SO cool that y’all made an impulsive trip to see your son!! A lot of times the unplanned things we do are the very best! I totally love your card and sentiment! A lot of your new dies are definitely going on my wish list! Love them! Happy new year to you!!!!! Hugs!ReplyCancel

    • Carol H.December 30, 2016 - 8:08 pm

      Oh, I’d like to ditch what I call my piddle-diddling and get more focus on so I will have more time to try all the wonderful techniques and designs I see on Pinterest and blogs and instagram!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 30, 2016 - 8:09 pm

    Gorgeous card. I just love your new dies and have tried watching for them to come back at Create and Craft. I always look forward to Friday’s just to see what you have created. I AM going to ditch negative people and surround myself with positive people. Life is much too short to have negative people trying to bring you down. Also, going to re-organize my craft room so I can find what I’m looking for. Must de-clutter my entire house. Have a blessed 2017 Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveDecember 30, 2016 - 8:14 pm

    Stunning card Becca! Love that Die!!

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful holiday season!! Glad to hear it!

    I want to ditch my disorganized house and pick up some better organization! Not too mention ditch some body fat and pick up more salad! Lol

    Happy New Year sweetie!!


  • Lynne AnakinDecember 30, 2016 - 8:26 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca and I hope I get to start the new year off by winning this amazing card. My number one resolution is to stop dragging my feet and get my craft area better organized so I have a place to put all your great new dies that I’m going to pick-up as soon as they’re available.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 30, 2016 - 8:31 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    How wonderful to have your family together!
    I have a surprise from my brother and sister-in-law.
    I am letting go of disappointments with people and prioritizing things that bring me joy and feed my soul.
    Happy new year!
    Love and blessings,

  • Sheila HDecember 30, 2016 - 8:33 pm

    Sounds as if you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonDecember 30, 2016 - 8:41 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Happy New Year!
    I am having so much fun playing with the new Graceful Borders dies and the Graceful Frame Maker. I had to smack myself on the forehead today when I saw your gorgeous card as I would never have thought of layering two ‘fancy’ border frames. It makes for such a lacy look.
    For 2017, I would love to ditch many pounds and would love to pick up more time to craft.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 30, 2016 - 8:48 pm

    WONDERFUL CREATION, BECCA! SO GORGEOUS!!! THANK YOU for the update on your mitered corner dies….! And the one thing I’d like to “ditch” would be, being undisciplined a times! LOL The thing I’d like to “pick up” would be of course, discipline! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy UrichDecember 30, 2016 - 9:00 pm

    What a beautiful card. I can hardly wait to get the 6×6 frame maker. For 2017, I would like to ditch my health problems and add some socializing.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardDecember 30, 2016 - 9:00 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! Just love that sentiment! One thing I would like to ditch is unhealthy living and one thing I would love to gain is to be healthier.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayDecember 30, 2016 - 9:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Too beautiful for words! Hmm…Think I’d like to ditch staying at home so much and get out more.ReplyCancel

  • DottieDecember 30, 2016 - 9:09 pm

    Such an entriguing card to make as it looks complicated. It Is just gorgeous!
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve dreamed up with the new 6″ square frames.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettDecember 30, 2016 - 9:20 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca! Fabulous bow, as always. :)
    I’d like to ditch all the clutter in my house, especially my craft room, and pick up a new resolution to keep things organized and neat in 2017. I am such a messy crafter!ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoDecember 30, 2016 - 9:26 pm

    Good question.
    I want to ditch self doubt! I want to pick up confidence!ReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 30, 2016 - 9:59 pm

    Would like to ditch what’s in my closet and pick up a couple more dies. Happy New Year, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunDecember 30, 2016 - 10:07 pm

    Beautiful card. I bought the set of borders and am so anxious to try them all out especially the frame maker. I love the double boarder on this card. I’m still trying to get on your mailing list again but I am not having any luck. I have to keep going to one of the old post to get to the newest one. I don’t want to miss a single post on the new boarders.
    I want to ditch all the clutter and reorganize my craft room. Happy you had fun with your family.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASDecember 30, 2016 - 10:17 pm

    Hello Becca so happy to see you have sneaked a few moments to
    pop in to share your card it is perfect right down to the sentiment .
    The dies are gorgeous especially the borders you never fail to impress
    us and what a special bow WOW !!!!!
    Happy you have had a special Christmas with your family a Happy New Year
    to you and yours .
    I would like to ditch Sadness and pick up some Happiness hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreaderDecember 30, 2016 - 10:46 pm

    Another absolutely gorgeous card. I have given up trying to make anything even similar.ReplyCancel

    • TheresaDecember 31, 2016 - 1:23 am

      Never, never give up on achieving anything!!! I am sure you can create something spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderDecember 30, 2016 - 10:49 pm

    I want to ditch 15 lbs. and pick up healthier eating habits.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 30, 2016 - 10:59 pm

    Beautiful layers and textures on this gorgeous card!
    Something I want to ditch…. my tendency to hoard things!
    And something I want to pick up…. to learn to be organized!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleDecember 31, 2016 - 12:39 am

    GORGEOUS card Becca!!!
    Would like to ditch crafting items I am not using so someone can give them new life – actually am doing that as I have sold the house and moving into an Independent Living Continuing Care area in a one-bedroom apartment – so lots of downsizing!!! I wish to be very cautious in what I add to my crafting in 2017…will have to knock me off my feet – LOL!
    Paper Hugs, and have a Blessed New Year Becca,

  • Vicki SopcakDecember 31, 2016 - 12:41 am

    Beautiful card Becca (as usual). I would like to ditch being over weight and pickup healthy eating habits and a regular exercise schedule.ReplyCancel

  • Gwendolyn GilesDecember 31, 2016 - 1:04 am

    My thing to ditch is all of my love of sweets and thing to pickup is more exercise for better health.ReplyCancel

    • TheresaDecember 31, 2016 - 1:21 am

      Try adding Tai Chi to your daily life. Meditative and relaxing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothDecember 31, 2016 - 1:07 am

    Well I have to say that I want to ditch the bad healthcare I
    Received in 2016. I want to pick up my Dreams in 2017.

    I love this quote. Things I need so much. Does not happen in the PNW though until Spring and sometimes not until Summer. Happy New Year ?ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 31, 2016 - 1:11 am

    Here’s wishing you a healthy, adventure-filled, memorable new year. As new year’s resolutions goes, resolving to keep them is the hardest but never give up. At the top of my wish list of things to ditch is my excess body substance aka ‘fat’. lol. Seriously, it would be nice to shake a bit off so I don’t have to go into the ‘next’ size. College size I ain’t but “matured” body is acceptable. wishful thinking?ReplyCancel

  • TheresaDecember 31, 2016 - 1:19 am

    Beautiful card. I am anxious to ditch the cast that has been on my arm for the past couple of weeks. Next year I hope to delve even further into my family’s genealogy.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsDecember 31, 2016 - 1:31 am

    Oh Becca what a beautiful card i just love it !!!
    What would i pick up? Do you know i arnt sure !! Nor put down !! But i do know i wish i was as tallented as you

    Wishing you a joyful and happy new year
    Love Ang from GB xxReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 31, 2016 - 2:30 am

    HNY Becca! Fab card as always. I’ve just ordered your frame maker and some border dies. Waiting for them to arrive. Can’t wait to play! Especially with the damask borders. My fave. I’d like to drop hoarding stuff I don’t use and pick some good storage ideas so I have more space to craft in! Guess I won’t be alone in this!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Iris HarborneDecember 31, 2016 - 3:47 am

    Happy New Year to you, Becca and all those who read this post. I trust 2017 will bring much love and blessing to all.

    What a beautiful card. I love the gold and white and also the sentiment. Life without flowers (or nature) would be so dull.

    In 2017 I really, really want to ditch the house I’m living in. I so want, need and look forward to picking up my bungalow – the retirement home I’ve should have moved to last year. Third choice and hoping that the old adage ‘third time lucky’ will apply – even though I don’t believe in luck.

    Happy New Year, All xReplyCancel

  • Maria SoaresDecember 31, 2016 - 3:58 am

    Hi Becca, lovely card.
    I want to ditch the fear of jumping into starting my own little venture of selling my cards. I would like to pick up the joy that I’m feeling helping my daughter organise her wedding in August 2017, and really enjoy doing her Wedding Stationery.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ???ReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 31, 2016 - 4:18 am

    Awesome card, what fun a house full for you…yet it’s always good when things r back to normal too…ditch my bad habits of shoving stuff away without going threw it..want to clean out my horrible craft room…thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 31, 2016 - 5:18 am

    Hi Becca ,beautiful card and verse .
    I want to ditch my weight and pick a good diet to help me to do it lol.
    May i just wish you and yours a very happy ,healthy New Year.
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BenteDecember 31, 2016 - 5:40 am

    What a gorgeous and elegant card, love the frame you have made :))
    I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR, Becca – and I am so much looking forward to your new projects in 2017!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 31, 2016 - 6:21 am

    I want to ditch my health problems and pick up some good health.

    This is a beautiful card. I love the great mitering and the beautiful little pearls.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceDecember 31, 2016 - 6:39 am

    The getting rid of part is easy. I want to de-clutter. I want to get rid of excess weight and lose all negativity in my life. I would like to pick up extra time , lots of energy and a great attitude. Have a wonderful New Year, everyone. God bless…Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.December 31, 2016 - 7:04 am

    Becca, love your card! I was lucky enough to pick up your complete new dies and love them! I would like to ditch my 3 hour round trip drive to work and would love to pick up a job closer to home giving me more time to spend with my children. They grow up way too fast. Happy new year and thank you for the wonderful new dies.ReplyCancel

  • LoriDecember 31, 2016 - 7:13 am

    Another WOW card!! I’d like to ditch my desire for “sugar” and pick up exercising on a regular basis (I have lots of good intentions but not a lot of follow through). Have a great and wonderful New Year!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothDecember 31, 2016 - 7:44 am

    Beautiful card!! I am always amazed with your talent!! I would like to ditch the clutter in my home and open my senses to the beauty in this world by starting to paint again. Painting and card making go hand in hand. Happy 2017! ReplyReplyCancel

  • LizzieDecember 31, 2016 - 8:01 am

    I want get rid of my worries and embrace being more positive. Best wishes to you and everyone. How wonderful visiting your son unexpectedly and having a family Christmas with your childrenReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonDecember 31, 2016 - 8:19 am

    Hi Becca so glad that you were able to spend spend? time with your family over Christmas as I think it is the one time we should spend wiith our loved ones.
    Your card is as always beautiful and your new dies are on my wish list so hopefully they will find a loving home here shortly.
    Would just like to wish you and your family a Happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

  • Pat GiuffreDecember 31, 2016 - 8:20 am

    What a joy to open your e-mail today and see this card! I used the same dies yesterday to make a card for a good friend in the hospital. BUT the best part of our visit was me showing her your new dies that I bought the first day available on C&C, so although we could not craft together we passed your die back and forth planning our next craft day and just how many new and wonderful cards we will be making. Thank you Beccca for a wonderful visit with my Friend Sally!ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettDecember 31, 2016 - 9:44 am

    What I want to lose is weight and what I want to gain is restraint from eating everything in sight. I also want to have more time to scrapbook and paper craft.. I love making cards and have a large selection but never seem to have an appropriate card for the occasion. I wish you a happy and healthy 2017.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 31, 2016 - 10:28 am

    Hello Becca,
    Beautiful card made with wonderful dies.
    I want to ditch old age and pick up my wrinkles!!!!
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • jenny backDecember 31, 2016 - 11:02 am

    The one thing i most want to lose is weight and the one thing i want to pick up in 2017 is courage.

    Just love the card and your new borders Becca cant wait for when they appear in my favourite craft shops.

    Thank you Becca for your continued inspiration, i find you popping up more and more in my creations. ;)

    Happy and blessed 2017 to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaDecember 31, 2016 - 11:03 am

    Love this card! I want to ditch clutter and increase my focus.ReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateDecember 31, 2016 - 11:27 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. I was able to get the collection from Create and craft and have yet to use them. I may attempt to make a card like this now. For 2017 I would like to “ditch” my laziness and “pick up” motivation and inspiration to start using my stash and create more cards. Hopefully some elegant ones like you make.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie GarrettDecember 31, 2016 - 11:47 am

    Another beautiful card! You have such a talent. I’m praying that 2017 will be a better year. I would like to lose feeling that my life no longer has purpose since losing my husband of 42 years. I’d like to gain a cure for my daughters pulmonary hypertension and my brothers cancer.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DDecember 31, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    This card is really beautiful Becca, so glad you were able to spend a few days with most of the kiddos, when they get older it is hard to all match up schedules but when you do, it is so much fun and love.

    I need to ditch my procrastination and learn to be a bit more impulsive. I need to pick up more classes on crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossDecember 31, 2016 - 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous card! it would make a stunning wedding card for someone. I would really love to see a video on the Graceful Frame Maker and how you put together this card. My mind can’t wrap around how to make the frame, even after looking at the die on the Spellbinders website.
    What to Ditch and What to Pick Up: I’d like to ditch housework and pick up a real job! Lol. Long story which I won’t bore you with. Needless to say, I’m ready to get a job again!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 31, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Hi Becca, A stunning card !! I am so pleased that you got to see all your children this Christmas holiday, such a blessing.
    I would like to ‘stop moaning about things that can’t be helped. and in 2017 I would like to ‘be a much better person’.
    Happy New Year to All, and I hope that 2017 is kind to you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 31, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    So, so beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful year of giving! I want to ditch all sweets and carbs and I want to pick up more excerise!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownDecember 31, 2016 - 8:21 pm

    Gorgeous card! Love everything about it, from the gorgeous scalloped mattered coreners to all the pearls.
    I plan on ditching the negative people in my work place and try to master Fair Isle knitting so I can make my grandchildren awesome hand knitted winter hates!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 31, 2016 - 8:28 pm

    What an amazing trip you and the girls made! I love these unplanned exploits – they often turn out to be the best! How lovely for you all to be together at Christmas like that!
    Love the card and the way you have transformed the borders with your genius die!
    De-cluttering and organisation are top of the list for 2017 :o)
    Anne(UK) XReplyCancel

  • HeidiDecember 31, 2016 - 9:59 pm

    Beautiful card, I was just thinking what a special gift this card would be and then noticed you give them away. How sweet!

    Ditch: the concept that I “need that something else”
    Pick Up: better habit of using what I have already

    Happy New Year!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianneJanuary 1, 2017 - 10:36 am

    Your new card is exquisite – I love your extra little touches to each die – you have a unique way of presenting them. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your work – I know appreciation is one of my motivators and definitely inspire me onward! I wish the same for you in 2017 – Have a great new year!

  • AletJanuary 1, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    Happy New year, may 2017 be good for all. I want to ditch the clutter, and gain space and organizational skills. CheersReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderJanuary 1, 2017 - 9:43 pm

    Oh my! You make creating such a beautiful card look so easy! This is one gorgeous creation! I would so love to get rid of the clutter in my work space. I keep telling me once I finish up my granddaughter’s scrapbooks, I will give anything left away and concentrate solely on making cards. They may never be as beautiful as yours, but I do my best. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Years!! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 1, 2017 - 11:24 pm

    Just beautifulReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJanuary 2, 2017 - 8:54 am

    Hard to believe it’s been a whole year since I’ve been here! lol! This card is so lovely!
    Watch less, DO more is my motto for this year. I have so many bookmarked projects (like this one!) I hope to actually DO some of them!!
    Looking forward to more fab inspiration from you this year!ReplyCancel

  • Gracie ChavezJanuary 2, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    Hello dear Becca! This new die frame creator die set is a must have! While it’s on preorder I want to try out the technique manually for non-square cards, but oh will that beautiful set be part of my collection!

    I’m stopping by as part of my anual tradition of visiting your virtual home to say Happy New Year! Also, to thank you for all the inspiration, ideas, tips, products, generosity and love you don’t mind to share with us throughout the year.

    My wish for you is that you keep winning in all you do :D More new beautiful releases, more time to create, blessings, love and health.

    Have an awesome 2017 dear Becca,
    Gracie ChavezReplyCancel

  • MelanieJanuary 2, 2017 - 6:42 pm

    Is it possible for them to make Graceful frame maker in an
    A 2 size? In our area that is the popular size. Very few 6×6.
    I hope they can do it. I bet it would be very popular.

    Let me know please.

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 2, 2017 - 7:45 pm

    I feel like my entire home needs a major reorganization and deep cleaning. I’ve been in a wheelchair for 2 years now so there are many things around the house that are difficult or not possible for me to do. Fifteen months ago, my husband developed a very serious heart problem which resulted in a specialized open heart surgery that required we travel out of state for. As a result, my wonderful hubby hasn’t been able to do the house hold duties he would normally do. I feel as if we are behind in everything and it really bothers me. I am praying for a much improved 2017 where we catch up.

    I love your new card and especially love your border dies. I am so glad I purchased them when they were on Create and Craft. Looking forward to creating with them at 2017!ReplyCancel

  • Karen CowanJanuary 2, 2017 - 10:03 pm

    I LOVE this card and the dies used! In 2017 I would like to ditch a few pounds and add a few more smiles to everything!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.January 6, 2017 - 11:46 am

    I’d like to ditch some clutter and gain more organization.ReplyCancel

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  • Dorothy MutafopulosJanuary 15, 2017 - 2:24 pm

    Well like to ditch all the mess in my craftroom . My new year’s is to get it organized and I started and I just need to finish. But lets get back to your card it’s fabulous.ReplyCancel