Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Pierced Squares - see full supply list at
Sweet friends, I’m peeking in today with some news!  I’m really kind of excited because I have a new die collection that the Creative Team and I will be introducing on Saturday, October 14th beginning here on my blog at 9:00am Central Time with an Introducing Blog Hop.  Of course there will be some giveaways, in fact we sweeten the pot for those who make it by on Saturday!   This release is one of my favorites to date, but I guess I say that each time.  It’s a long road from inspiration to drawing, to submitting, and going through the process of getting things made and ready to go on the market.  I’m humbled that I get to go through the process and, I hope you will join us on Saturday.  Okay, so we have cards to share today, so here we go!

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Pierced Squares - see full supply list at
For my card today I’m using the Beautiful Dreamer die set to echo a motif around the inside of my frame and the top and bottom.  I could have easily let the design go all the way around the outside but stopped short – I liked the way it looked as a long design.  This card is so very easy – I basically glued the Beautiful Dreamer motifs to the right size of Pierced Squares and that was it.  Oh, I used a sweet little die cut sentiment from the HoHoHo Die Set that I also plan to put on tags and things this holiday season :-)

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer, Spellbinders Pierced Squares - see full supply list at
I’ve enjoyed so much dabbling with Christmas things this past week.  I’m telling myself not to skip fall, so hopefully this next week delve into all the cozy things I love about the season.  In the meantime see some more inspiration by the Creative Team!


Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill – Pomegranate Splash, Metallic Poster Board
Ink:  None
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Spellbinders Beautiful Dreamer,  Spellbinders Pierced Squares,  Spellbinders HoHoHo,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, Satin Ribbon

All of the dies the ladies used below belong to Amazing Paper Grace Collections

Kristi Schurr

Kristi Schurr for
Anita Kejriwal
Anita Kejriwal for

Joanna Krogulec 

Joanna Krogulec for

Teresa Horner

Teresa Horner for

Melissa Bove

Melissa Bove for

That does it for us today!  Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to peek in on Saturday!!


Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 10, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    What a pretty card, Becca. I love how beautiful it is while still being a relatively easy layout. I love how you combine dies to make these wonderful cards!
    I can’t wait to see what you have scheduled for release this weekend! But I sort of dread it, because I know I will want more dies!!!!! Your artistry has me wanting to get all of the supplies so I can replicate the beauty you bring to the paper world. <3ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 10, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    All the cards and projects are gorgeous as always. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 10, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    Becca, if I were the one making the dies, they would ALL be my favorites too!!! LOL Even with me NOT being the maker of your dies, they’re ALL my favorite! ;) I just can’t help myself! My problem, is I can’t afford them all! LOL Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have to start thinking like you, when you make your cards…..divvying dies up & piecing them together, etc.! You just come up with the most WONDROUS CREATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) CAN’T WAIT for Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamOctober 10, 2017 - 6:14 pm

    WOW beautiful lovely I will have to borrow thisReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelOctober 10, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    These are all such beautiful card designs! Love seeing what the APG design team has to share with us each posting. I learn something new each time.
    And now, Becca, you have us all waiting with baited breath for the release in 4 days!!!! Such a looooooooonnnnnnggggg time to wait. BIG SIGH. Lol
    Can’t wait to see the new goodies. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapOctober 10, 2017 - 8:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Love seeing what you do with Christmas cards. Can never get enough. Saturday feels so far away! I can’t wait to see what new dies you have to delight us with xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 10, 2017 - 8:29 pm

    Oh my friend Becca, I will be waiting. Love your blog hops and know I will have to order a few right away. Beautiful creations today! TFS!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)October 11, 2017 - 4:01 am

    How exciting! So looking forward to the new releases! It’s as well that Christmas is coming :o)
    Love all the offerings here too!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Pam TASOctober 11, 2017 - 5:46 am

    Hi Becca love your Christmas card thank you for all
    you do for us !
    Your team are doing a top job ! looking forward to your
    new dies still catching up with your others lol

    Hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosOctober 11, 2017 - 12:44 pm

    Beautiful card Becca . Love all the layers frame die and now! Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleOctober 11, 2017 - 12:56 pm

    Lovely projects Becca – you have a wonderful design team!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Maureen KillenOctober 12, 2017 - 11:33 am

    Hello Becca,
    Love the simplicity of your card, it’s just stunning. I also really, really like all the cards from the Design Team, you have some talented ladies there.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • RosemaryOctober 12, 2017 - 4:43 pm

    Why would I expect anything other than beautiful creations from you. You are simply amazing I wish I had the talent and creations that you haveReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithOctober 12, 2017 - 10:19 pm

    Beautiful! Loving all the cards from you and your design team!ReplyCancel

  • DanitaOctober 12, 2017 - 10:47 pm

    Breath takingReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyOctober 13, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    WoW! Now that’s a beauty! There is no other word for it Becca! Can’t wait for the holidays! Thank you again for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 15, 2017 - 6:01 am

    I’m a little late coming in on this – life has been rather hectic lately! Your card is so beautiful and the rest of the design team have created some truly lovely things too.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ladies Shoe and Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles - see full supply list on

Yes, we make cards. Yes, we gingerly lay a postage stamp on them and send them off with good wishes tucked inside the envelope.  Have you ever stopped to think about what that does for someone?  I love to send Birthday Cards and Holiday cards because it holds up a heartfelt tradition, but by far my favorite card to send is one that lifts someone just when they need it.  Any card you send is a triumph to someone.   This actually goes out to a friend of mine who needs some sweet encouragement.  I believe in her and want her to believe in herself.  The inspiration for my card came from a set of red shoes that a friend on Instagram shows from time to time.  I got to thinking about the red shoes from the Wizard of Oz and how Glenda told Dorothy that she had the power all along.  Light bulb!  Ladies Shoe Die!  I pulled it out and made a card with glittery red slippers :-) Along with the Hemstitch Rectangles, it is a simple, simple card :-)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ladies Shoe and Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles - see full supply list on

This really makes me smile and I hope it be a reminder to my sweet friend!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ladies Shoe and Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles - see full supply list on

Don’t go anywhere though, the Creative Team has some sweet inspiration to share too!


Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill – Pomegranate Splash, American Crafts Paper, Red Glitter Paper
Ink:  None
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Spellbinders Ladies Shoe Die,   Spellbinders Hemstitch RectanglesPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, Satin Ribbon

All of the dies the ladies used below belong to Amazing Paper Grace Collections

Melissa Bove

Melissa Bove for

Joanna Krogulec 

Joanna Krogulec for

Teresa Horner

Teresa Horner for

Kristi Schurr

Kristi Schurr for


Thank you so much for spending a moment with us today!  Sending Hugs!



Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • ANNOctober 3, 2017 - 11:18 am

    Only you would think of red shoes and encouragement! One cute card, a little different for you but A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!! You are always thinking, girl!!
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 3, 2017 - 11:20 am

    It’s me Becca!! Didn’t print my last name for some reason
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Rachelle OlaridgeOctober 3, 2017 - 12:42 pm

    Gorgeous Cards. Love the red shoes!!!! Totally outstanding!!
    Rachelle OlaridgeReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKOctober 3, 2017 - 12:58 pm

    Good morning Becca, maybe simple but simply stunning!!!
    The girls did good too!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Margaret RadfordOctober 3, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    Love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenOctober 3, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Love your red shoes they are gorgeous, but there’s no place like Home, and the team’s cards are wonderful as well.
    I have a friend who often sends me cards for no reason, you are correct – they are uplifting and spread happiness.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelOctober 3, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    Loving all the projects today, but especially the “red shoe” card. ???? Perfect sentiment to help your friend believe in herself. ??
    I am wondering if the sentiment is a stamp, or a digit saying? I think it would work for many of us in our projects of encouragement.
    Thank you so much for sharing!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 3, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!! Yes, your ruby red slippers look WONDERFUL! I too think of how others feel when they receive my cards, & get the most joy out of sending cards that give others a lift! Seems there are so many things that get people down. Life sometimes is just HARD! And harder for some than others…. It is nice to be a source of comfort & strength to others! A little ray of hope with my cards! ;) SUPER WORK LADIES!!! You have me wanting ALL of Becca’s Dies! LOL THANK GOODNESS, Christmas is coming! Off to create a Thank You card today! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 3, 2017 - 4:22 pm

    Becca, you are brilliant. You are a rare and precious gem. This card. Wow. Just WOW. This card is going to bring tears to the eyes of your friend and she is going to feel very loved and supported by you.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordOctober 3, 2017 - 4:36 pm

    Oh Becca, this card touched my heart. My sister’s birthday is October 9th and I had packed all of my card making stuff with the exception of the shoe die. Perfect card for a perfect sister.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sara PS Love the red!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 3, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    Love all the cards and those red shoes who. ChristineReplyCancel

  • CaroleOctober 3, 2017 - 6:42 pm

    Red is my favorite color though I rarely use it on cards except at Christmas. Those red shoes are to die for!! I love, love, love this card. The hemstitch border is my favorite new die.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardOctober 3, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Such beautiful cards all of them. I especially like the red shoes Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithOctober 3, 2017 - 8:28 pm

    Each card is lovely but I truly appreciate the sentiment of your card, Becca. I remember my Grandma, who was very old fashioned, tell I ng she wanted a pair of red shoes. She was 70 at the time. Red shoes make me smile!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa M HornerOctober 3, 2017 - 10:43 pm

    This is really an amazing card and how fun that you made Ruby slippers with this cute little die. Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterOctober 4, 2017 - 2:54 am

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous girly card with its sparkly red shoes. I’d love to receive such a treasure. Your teams cards are beautiful too. xxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 4, 2017 - 3:17 am

    Absolutely stunning card Becca. The APG team have done some great cards too.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingOctober 4, 2017 - 4:25 am

    I have been enjoying these cards so much!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 4, 2017 - 6:06 am

    Morning Becca, Gorgeous, gorgeous inspiration !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettOctober 4, 2017 - 9:46 am

    Beautiful card. You “hit the nail on the head” with this one!
    You couldn’t have picked a better message. This sentiment is so very true. This is just what I needed to see today. I need to make 3 cards for dear friends who are battling stage 4 cancer–knowing their time on this earth is very limited. I was feeling a little down because I know I won’t have them here with me much longer. This card helped me, now I feel I can make them something that will let them know they are not along in their journey.ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyOctober 4, 2017 - 10:02 am

    It made me smile too Becca – it’s beautiful and I love the encouraging words! I have an original card on my website that I love sending to my friends – it’s a slim black dress with an hourglass figure on a hanger – the encouragement “We still got it – it’s just a matter of remembering where we put it! It’s the classic ones like these customers won’t allow me to retire! Thank you again for sharing your favorites! HugsReplyCancel

  • Miss Hilary CoxOctober 4, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    I have the shoe Die and often use this Die as it’s one of my favourite. Your card is beautiful lovely sentiment. I use nail accessories for the middle of the bows they are tiny just right size to go onto the bowsReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideOctober 5, 2017 - 10:16 am

    All vey beautiful!

  • Anne(UK)October 9, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Oh my Becca! Just loving the red glittery shoes with the cute bows! This will surely make your friend smile – just as it did me.
    And another collection of lovely designs!

  • Bente SoerflatenOctober 10, 2017 - 1:25 am

    The red shoes are so elegant!
    Love the colors and the simplicity of your beautiful card :))ReplyCancel

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments and Spellbinders Naughty or Nice - see full supply list at
Can you take one more?  When I sat down to play around, I made a couple of shaker cards since I had all the supplies out.  Since I didn’t finish this one up in time to make the post, I thought I’d share it today.  It’s a departure from my home colors – cream and gold – but I love the contrast of the royal blue and silver.  From the batch of new holiday dies, this time around I chose Gilded Ornaments and words from the Naughty or Nice Set.  In case you didn’t see my post yesterday where I had another shaker card – it helps to see the inside to know how they are put together – I have some step shots  —> HERE (scroll down to the bottom of the post) when I did a guest spot for MFT Stamps.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments and Spellbinders Naughty or Nice - see full supply list at
For this particular card I used Twinklets Diamond Dust as the filler for the inside of the ornaments. I think for this card I prefer it over the glitter I had, it feels heavy and moves around inside the card nicely.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments and Spellbinders Naughty or Nice - see full supply list at

Take a look through your stash for items that have rims and will let you use the inside motif as an inlaid motif or look for things have thin border around.  These are the things that make for perfect shaker cards :-)

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Creative Collection – Patriot Blue – 80lb, Silver Poster Board
Ink:  None
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments, Spellbinders Naughty or Nice SetPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, Satin Ribbon


I hope you are having a lovely weekend!  Thank you for popping in!

  • Pam TasOctober 1, 2017 - 5:45 am

    Hello Becca just got a shock saw your previous post looking
    at it and WOW you have done it again !!!
    Another beautiful card you are so clever love your work
    and you hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKOctober 1, 2017 - 6:28 am

    Good morning Becca, another winner!!! You’re spoiling us!!!
    Love the colour it’s yummy and one of my go to colours for Christmas!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKOctober 1, 2017 - 6:31 am

    P.S I was wondering if you received my emails???
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanOctober 1, 2017 - 7:01 am

    This is so beautiful love the silver and blue. Christine SReplyCancel

  • PamelaOctober 1, 2017 - 7:10 am

    I love this colour scheme. Such a change from what you usually do but so right for these dies.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 1, 2017 - 7:17 am

    Hello Becca
    I just love the Christmas theme and the colours!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 1, 2017 - 7:24 am

    Yes, Becca you are so right. I just love the dark blue with the silver, just absolutely right for this card. Love it! Wish you could do a short video on the shaker aspect. Two cards this week, I’m so impressed. Thanks for your inspiration.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • KellyinidOctober 1, 2017 - 7:32 am

    Oh my this is just Gorgeous!! ??????ReplyCancel

  • KathymOctober 1, 2017 - 9:08 am

    So elegant and sparkly and fun! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 1, 2017 - 9:12 am

    Aww just beautiful Becca, please keep them coming if you have the time.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellOctober 1, 2017 - 9:13 am

    Very pretty, love the jeweled piece on the bowReplyCancel

  • KATHY JO WOODOctober 1, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Oh Becca…your card is BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.October 1, 2017 - 9:45 am

    Another beautiful shaker card!! You are a master at any card style!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 1, 2017 - 11:16 am

    SO LOVELY, Becca!!! I too LOVE navy & silver together & plan on using it this year for my Christmas Cards! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 1, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    Hi Becca, Another shaker, Gorgeous !! Gorgeous !! Gorgeous !! I absolutely love shaker cards, and this is really beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • CaroleOctober 1, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    I love your style. Your card are absolutely gorgeous. I think I need to go out and buy some satin ribbon. This shaker card with the silver ornaments is spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsOctober 1, 2017 - 12:58 pm

    Another stunner. Classy and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)October 1, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    Yet another stunner! Love this colourway too!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonOctober 1, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    OOoooohhHH, Becca! How beautiful! This is such a work of art! It sure does look like a lot of work went into making those three shaker windows in the ornaments. How clever of you!! Your creativity is always stunning.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 1, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    So elegant and gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Debra KenyanOctober 1, 2017 - 8:39 pm

    Interesting. I love to see the ‘behind the scenes’ in your cards. Both are awesome. I am loving all the stitched dies. My newest obsession.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownOctober 1, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • TheresaOctober 1, 2017 - 9:38 pm

    I always use blue and silver for new year’s. I like the christmas tree shaker you made but I was hoping the link would show what you used to hold the glitter for the bulbs.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraOctober 2, 2017 - 12:46 am

    LOVE this card!!! TY for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamOctober 2, 2017 - 6:10 am

    So beautiful! I look forward to your cards AND your tipsReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingOctober 2, 2017 - 6:55 am

    Wow! So sparkly and amazing!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyOctober 2, 2017 - 11:45 am

    Well I finally know what a shaker card is – sometimes I get so wrapped up in what I’m doing, I forget there’s a world out there that is constantly adding new things! I just love everything you do Becca – you have become a major inspiration in my life and I just want to take this moment to tell you so. Big Hugs
    Dianne – the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenOctober 2, 2017 - 1:15 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Oh, I’ve been used to you not posting for a few days so I missed the 29th and am late for the 30th – note to self “must look every day”!!
    Both cards are stunning, and you’ve inspired me to make some shaker cards. Like you, it’s years since I’ve had fun this way so thanks for jogging the old brain into action.
    Maureen xReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserOctober 2, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Hi Becca. Simply stunning card! Very stylish and elegant – the blue and silver go so well together. Another winner!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideOctober 5, 2017 - 10:17 am

    What can I say?? STUNNING

  • Bente SørflatenOctober 10, 2017 - 1:29 am

    So elegant with the color combo blue and silver!
    The dies you have used are gorgeous :))ReplyCancel