Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847
How can it possibly be the beginning of April?!?  Well it is!!  I’m giddy about the feelings of spring, they are a blessing, a breeze of hope and a healer to my soul.  I’m tickled to jump in on a beautiful morning to share my new Die of the Month – it’s called Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set.  It’s an interactive card with an elegant twist.  The thing that I love most about this die set is that even if you are not into interactive, with all the other sweet and cozy little pieces you can make a regular card.

This month you’ll see that I did a card that super feminine, one that is super elegant, and one that could be given to any one – guy, girl or youth.  Die of the Month is an opportunity for me to create a multi-purpose die that will create many items and works well with that you have in your stash.  I also love the program because it can be budgeted for every month or for the months you like to participate – you sweet readers asked for that.  Yes, I still have new collections coming, but the Die of the Month is sold for less than collection dies of a smaller size.  For new subscribers, if you are not familiar with the Die of the Month here’s a post that will give you all the details  ——> HERE

Inspiration for this Month’s Die

This month’s die has 20 pieces including a swivel mechanism, four words, four flowers, an adorable scalloped panel, and some more elegant touches.  I normally make 5 x 7 cards but this set is sized to accommodate the A2 folks!!  It will make an A2 card and can be sized up to make 5 x 7 as you will see in my samples.  My goal was to create a set that would make a lovely pop up card that could be downplayed to make a normal card as well.  This one is a no brainer – for the basic swivel card, there is no measuring, just cut and glue.  I will say the card looks lovely when you add matted panels on the inside and out and that’s what I’ve done with my samples.   Wanna see how it is made?

Assembling the Elegant Swivel and Sashay Card

Elegant Swivel and Sashay Samples

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847
This card is all girl.  Lace, powdery vellum papers, vintage pink and gold – my favorite kind of card.  I have a friend who has asked me for this one.  She says that it speaks to the woman in her and that all of the elements are dreamy and cozy.  Personally, I love it when I can put feeling into a card and I hope this one makes you smile.  Card size is 4-1/4″ Wide x 5-1/2″ Tall

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847

And the inside :-)  I created the little starburst edging just to add a little bit of flair.


Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847
The belly band lifts off this one to reveal a surprise!!  The sentiment is on the inside but could just as easily go where the belly band could hide it.  I wanted this card to be just like opening up a present :-)  Card size is 4-1/4″ Wide x 5-1/2″ Tall

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847
And then there is the inside :-)

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847


Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847
To me, for this card, the sentiment says it all!!  This will eventually go out to a friend that has helped me so much in the last month.  To her I just can’t say thank you enough – that’s why it’s stamped four times, lol!!  This card uses the interactive element but turned sideways for a landscape card.  Card size is 4-3/4″ Wide x 6″ Tall.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for April 2019 - Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34847

And here is the inside.  I love the real estate that is available for sentiments in this format of card.  But, truth be known, all the delicate little parts an pieces here work spectacularly with everything in your stash for everyday cards.

That’s my share for you with the April 2019 Die of the Month – thank you for letting me walk though my though process and what I wanted to create!  Pop over to the Spellbinders Blog to ——>THIS POST <——– to have a look at many more pictures of the Elegant Swivel and Sashay Die Set.

If you are already a member or have purchased any of the Die of the Month Dies, I hope you’ll leave a review of the die on the Club Page —-> HERE.  Your constructive thoughts help others know if they want to give the die a try.  Likewise, if you aren’t sure – be sure to go read the reviews – they will help you know if this one is for you.


Stamps:  Spellbinders StP-005 Clear Stamps 
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth,  Die Cuts with a View, Bazzill, Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by SpellbindersAmazing Paper Grace April 2019 Die of the

So last month I asked you to leave a comment telling me how many years you’ve been cardmaking.  I was blown away!!  I have a friend that says people last an average of 6 years with a hobby before moving on and I told her that I begged to differ :-)  I’ve been making cards since the mid 1990’s and I see I’m in very good company here because many of you have been at it for that long as well.  I say it’s a way of life.  If you have it in your heart to create with your hands I find that it’s something that you do in all corners of your life.  In fact, I’ve been making with my hands since childhood.  One of my favorite hobbies is sewing and I’ve spent my whole likfe doing it – sometimes with little things, sometimes with big.  How about you – what other hobby has been a cornerstone of your life?


  • ANN ROBBINSApril 1, 2019 - 12:33 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Love and look forward to the new Monthly die. Know I will not be disappointed. I was kinda shocked to see the pop up card you did for this blog. I have not had a chance to watch the video so am anxious to see how you did yours!
    Happy spring to you and glad to hear you have some help in your “real” life. If I lived closer, I’d help as well!!

    • ANN ROBBINSApril 1, 2019 - 12:44 pm

      I like your mechanism for the pop up better than what I have (after watching the video).
      Hugs again.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 1, 2019 - 12:52 pm

    OH BECCA! You have hit the right note with this die this month! I’ve been wanting an Interactive Die JUST LIKE THIS for SO LONG! I’ve put off getting it… LOL AND NOW, YOU have brought it to me! I LOVE that this is also good for A2 Size cards—they mail easier, & that is mostly how I send my cards to recipients! LOVE the intricate pieces you’ve put in this too! LOVE! LOVE, your samples! Can’t wait to see what your design team does with this too!

    Yes, I have been creating since I was a kid too. I like to sew– some large, some small, like you. In whatever I make, I like mostly to make things for my home & for others. AND I like to knit, embroider, sketch & paint too. Card Making is the favorite of it all right now. Each summer my knitting needles call, but this year, I plan to do more painting & sketching. AND getting back to the basics! ;)Of course, I will continue to make cards throughout the summer as always with a daughter away at Grad School! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Diana E. BishopApril 1, 2019 - 1:04 pm

    Beautiful Card and I love the POPUP ! Reminded me I have die somewhere….BUT WHERE…THANK YOU BECCA FOR ALL YOU DESIGN ! I love your designs !ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordApril 1, 2019 - 1:12 pm

    Oh Becca,
    The Die collection for April is absolutely my all time favorite, Today! I cannot wait to purchase and use. Bless you for always showing us the beauty from your heart and then the way to make ours happy. Everyone I have ever sent a “Becca” card to has said they will keeo them forever. Your legacy will live forever. God bless. SaraReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 1, 2019 - 1:21 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca. I never thought I could make something as fancy as a pop up card, but your design and video make it look easy! I am thrilled with this new set!! Thank you! My grandmother started me at an early age with embroidery and I have done cross stitch in the past. I also learned basic tatting, but haven’t had time for a few years. My current hobbies are training and competing in a dog sport called agility. I have been taking classes for 12 years now and have retired 3 of my dogs. Now Walter has just started his agility career! I discovered paper crafting a few years ago and that quickly became my crafting passion!! I am praying that you will be able to return home soon. I live in Oregon, but wished I could be closer to help. Spring does bring such a wonderful message of hope and renewal! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi MillerApril 1, 2019 - 1:36 pm

    I love this months dies!! I always enjoy your monthly dies but this set really hit my spot. I think it is my favorite since the November set last year, not that all of your dies aren’t wonderful. You really have been blessed with Amazing Grace in your designing ability.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie CooleyApril 1, 2019 - 2:06 pm

    Your card is beautiful as always. Can you let me know what the number or name of the die that makes the inside pop out into the 4 panels? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 1, 2019 - 6:35 pm

      Hi Jackie, that isn’t a separate die, the mechanism is part of the Die of the Month Set. I have a link in my post and if you pop over to the link you will see each die that is part of the set.ReplyCancel

      • JackieApril 2, 2019 - 12:32 pm


  • Christine SpringmanApril 1, 2019 - 2:30 pm

    Another beautiful die set and the cards are amazing. You continue to make the most beautiful dies and cards never disappointed.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 1, 2019 - 2:36 pm

    Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy! I love, love, love this month’s collection of dies. Interactive cards are one of my current obsessions and I’ve made twist mechanisms that are far more labor intensive – these dies simplify the process a bunch. I think cards like this truly make the card a gift – you open it up and “SURPRISE!”, such a delight. No doubt about it, this collection will be a staple in my toolbox. Can’t wait!
    I think you are so right. Many hobbies of our youth become lifelong passions. One thing I love about card making is that I’ve incorporated other hobbies into it: calligraphy, origami, rubber stamping, mizuhiki cord knotting, Pergamano (dry vellum embossing), etc). My other hobby is music and it’s taken different expressions through the years: violinist, guitarist, choral singer, singer/songwriter and song leader. Singing is so important that it just doesn’t feel like I’m breathing fully unless I’m singing. In the same way, I feel a kind of distress if I’m not taking time to make cards plus they hold a central place in the communities I’m a part of.
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • KmeyerApril 1, 2019 - 3:45 pm

    Fabulously creative!!! All the examples are so intriguing! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 1, 2019 - 4:04 pm

    Another winner, Becca. This is a wonderful set! Thank you for the inspiration – and for continuing to create designs that we love to use ourselves. You are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy RApril 1, 2019 - 4:36 pm

    Love, love, love this month’s die. I really like interactive cards so this is right up my alley. I also love your intricate style, so this will get used often. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Symonds, South AustraliaApril 1, 2019 - 5:17 pm

    Good morning Becca, your die of the month is stunning, as are the cards you have made with them.
    Haven’t viewed your video yet but must as I can’t work out in my mind the folding mechanism inside. I must have missed reading your blog last time, so didn’t see you ask your friends how long have they been making cards. I’m up to about 18years now not including all the cross stitch cards that I used to make before that. Other crafts have been cross stitch, candlewicking, silk ribbon, knitting photography, are the main ones but am totally hooked on cards these days. Bless you Becca and hope the warmth of spring blossom for you. We are about to go into winter which is a great time to stay inside and create. With love, JanReplyCancel

  • BunnyApril 1, 2019 - 5:34 pm

    My gosh these are just lovely. The cards are grand and who wouldn’t love to get one of these?ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanApril 1, 2019 - 8:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, these are stunning! Just when I thought I’d seen all of your beautiful work your now show us to bring it to the inside of our cards!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie NippApril 1, 2019 - 9:10 pm

    I’m so excited to get mine in the mail!!! The best thing I ever did was join your die of the month club I can not wait. I have made this card before but it take so much time this will help me to crest many more thank you so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaApril 2, 2019 - 3:26 am

    Good morning Becca, just fabulousxxx!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"April 2, 2019 - 6:52 am

    Becca, You have the most elegant cards I have ever seen. Just lovely. Your videos are the best out there. Just straight forward with what information you need . Just love them. I had asked a while back but was wondering if you will be getting to making a video on how to use the Wedding Collection die you have called Bow Helpers and Closures. I have looked and looked for a video to help me understand how to use them but haven’t been able to find one. Thank you so much for all you do to inspire and teach. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TwonApril 2, 2019 - 9:06 am

    Oh la la, these projects are absolutely stunning! Becca you are truly an inspiration, I thoroughly am inspired when I see and read your posts, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.April 2, 2019 - 1:49 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE the beauty and cleaverness of this die set. You are one amazingly talented lady!!!! And there are is more to come this month with another set of dies to come. Goody this is like Christmas – Thanks Becca?ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryApril 2, 2019 - 5:34 pm

    OMG is all that i have to sayReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 3, 2019 - 2:34 pm

    Another amazing die set and beautiful cards! I also sew and cross stitchReplyCancel

  • […] you haven’t seen the Twist and Pop type cards I created, check out my post ——> HERE.  When I design these dies, I pack the features in so that you can use them in your every day […]ReplyCancel

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-128 Lace Frippery and GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings for details see
Hi there, Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace here.  Today we’re having a blog hop to showcase my new Glimmer Plate collection – The Gilded Age.  I love creating ensembles and wanted to be sure to include borders in this collection – Lace Frippery and Gilded Trimmings are already on my favorites list.  As I designed them, I thought of all the possibilities of pulling older dies from your stash to embellish with.  These are calling out to embellish a bag or box.  In fact, these projects were very quick to make!!

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-128 Lace Frippery and GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings for details see Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-128 Lace Frippery and GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings for details see

The new foils are absolutely delicious and I’ll warn you, it’s very hard to choose.  I landed on GLF-024 – Polished Brass.  It’s lighter than gold and has a lovely sparkle.  I simply took the Favorably Simple Gift Bag Box and before it was assembled I added border to each of the pieces.   Once assembled, the pattern makes it pretty and cohesive!!

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-128 Lace Frippery and GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings for details see

The bag is going to be filled with delectable chocolates and the card will go to a friend that is having a rough time.  I reached for one of my very favorite sentiments from Quietfire Design called Worry.

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken using GLP-128 Lace Frippery and GLP-121 Gilded Trimmings for details see
What a way to make things sparkle!!

If you’re new around here, I’d love to get to know you!!  Let’s stay in touch!

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Now, prepare to be amazed!  Below I’m sharing the blog hop list.  You will want to visit everyone on the list.  Be sure to leave a comment because it will put you in the running to win some gift certificates.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday,  April 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Here is the entire link list so that you can navigate through all the incredible makes for the blog hop!!

Link List:

Becca Feeken
Sharyn Sowell
Tina Smith
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mona Tóth
Janette Kausen
Laura Volpes
Jacquie Dean
Melody Rupple
Desiree Kuemmerle
Anna Komenda
Zinia Redo

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Worry
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Mirror Card
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies by Spellbinders,  Spellbinders Lace Frippery, Spellbinders Gilded Trimmings, Favorably Simple Gift Bag Box,post-header-bottom

Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Be well, be happy, be safe friends!


  • joyce mcintoshMarch 25, 2019 - 7:21 am

    Wonderful card and gift bag. I love the foiling! It makes the card so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • VetaMarch 25, 2019 - 7:26 am

    Elegant!! No other word needed to describe the card. Love the gift box as well. The glimmer machine is on my wish list—so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.March 25, 2019 - 7:45 am

    My goodness! Both projects are beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMarch 25, 2019 - 7:49 am

    Good morning Becca, I agree so elegant!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Debbie RumpzaMarch 25, 2019 - 7:53 am

    Wow ! Gorgeous projects! I love the little gift bag box and the foiling adds so much glamour!ReplyCancel

  • Paula BarclayMarch 25, 2019 - 8:24 am

    So elegant. The purse and card so perfect for a wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 25, 2019 - 8:26 am

    Beautiful these new glimmer plates are gorgeous. Love the card but that purse is over the top. Hope you have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineMarch 25, 2019 - 8:29 am

    Lovely projects you have made with these plates I can tell they are going to be a must have in my library of toysReplyCancel

  • terrie rodrigueMarch 25, 2019 - 8:45 am

    What an elegant card and treat box the foiling is awesome…
    well done and tfsReplyCancel

  • Kathy FosterMarch 25, 2019 - 8:50 am

    I met you when you were in Phoenix this January and was in yours class making your framed card that everyone loves. Just imagine how much fun it would be to have the designs finished with the glimmer products. Definitely on my wish list and thank you for sharing all the wonderful creations that you make.ReplyCancel

  • DianeMarch 25, 2019 - 8:56 am

    This is stunning! The polished brass is perfectReplyCancel

  • Pam JangorMarch 25, 2019 - 9:41 am

    This card and. exquisite purse would brighten any person’s day!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa StevensMarch 25, 2019 - 9:47 am

    Your projects are stunningly elegant! The glimmer products take any project to a new level of professionalism!ReplyCancel

  • SathyaKalaMarch 25, 2019 - 9:53 am

    Uber Gorgeous! Your project screams Classy and Elegance!! Love all the foiled details against the white bgs!! Absolutely love it!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 25, 2019 - 9:56 am

    This is a beautiful set, Becca. Absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda S DemorestMarch 25, 2019 - 9:58 am

    Your projects are so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • CATHY WIERMarch 25, 2019 - 10:18 am

    Stunning! I did not think foiling could be so beautiful. Love the sentiment and how you embellished it with the foil. You are an inspiration to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LeeMarch 25, 2019 - 10:29 am

    Beautiful and elegant cards. I really like the borders!ReplyCancel

  • Carla HundleyMarch 25, 2019 - 10:49 am

    Beautiful creations!
    The foil adds so
    much to the designs.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Monika.BuzsyMarch 25, 2019 - 10:49 am

    Oh, how pretty and elegant! I love the gold and those delicate lines in the images… the bag is so sweet! Those buttons are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia JohnsonMarch 25, 2019 - 10:58 am

    As usual, all your projects are elegant and lovely. I love foiling and nothing looks more beautiful and rich.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne BongleMarch 25, 2019 - 11:15 am

    I love your card and the little purse. I think my granddaughter would love that.ReplyCancel

  • Connie GMarch 25, 2019 - 11:30 am

    What an incredibly beautiful ensemble! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"March 25, 2019 - 11:31 am

    Just stunning . Ya’ll come up with some of the most beautiful ideas. Thank you so much for keeping us inspired. God bless…Denice with a “c”ReplyCancel

  • Maria ShehanMarch 25, 2019 - 11:42 am

    Love the card but the little purse is lovelyReplyCancel

  • Sandi MillerMarch 25, 2019 - 12:14 pm

    Love your beautiful new designs. Lovely as always!ReplyCancel

  • Carol bMarch 25, 2019 - 12:57 pm

    I love the saying that you used. I need that in my life! Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 25, 2019 - 1:04 pm

    Wow Becca, this is just a fantastic release. Love the card and bag to match, how lovely!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerMarch 25, 2019 - 1:30 pm

    I love all of your new designs and the projects that you create! These projects are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki KrollMarch 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm

    My goodness are these ever beautiful!! The gift bag is so elegant and the card is exceptional.ReplyCancel

  • AmeliaMarch 25, 2019 - 1:38 pm

    Beautiful card and box!!ReplyCancel

  • Monia LisaMarch 25, 2019 - 1:55 pm

    WOW! Fabulous set!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 25, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    Simply gorgeous! That gift bag is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Denise MillsMarch 25, 2019 - 1:59 pm

    Beautiful Beautiful projects, the card, the purse!ReplyCancel

  • Deb SelbyMarch 25, 2019 - 2:02 pm

    Who wouldn’t be cheered up by chocolates in such a lovely package.ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellMarch 25, 2019 - 2:08 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just love your projects, thanks for the giveaway
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 25, 2019 - 2:36 pm

    Becca, you ensemble is BEAUTIFUL! I’ll DEFINATELY have to get the Polished Brass foil too! LOL Isn’t it funny how a little sparkle does SO MUCH for us? ;) Your card is GORGEOUS with your Rectangled Hemstitch Dies & your Lace Frippery & Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Plates! I for one, ALREADY have a hard time picking just ONE of your Glimmer Plates! LOL I have been TOTALLY SMITTEN by them! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WalbornMarch 25, 2019 - 2:53 pm

    How beautiful! I am loving the foiling.ReplyCancel

  • Jill LafornaraMarch 25, 2019 - 2:56 pm

    Beautiful works of art.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon GulliksonMarch 25, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    WOW, those are gorgeous. I love the feminine look.ReplyCancel

  • Brian PoterajMarch 25, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    The box looks perfect for Mothers Day. I like your new designs.ReplyCancel

  • Karthikha UdayMarch 25, 2019 - 3:08 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous projects!! They are so elegant in gold! <3ReplyCancel

  • Tracy B.March 25, 2019 - 3:15 pm

    Beautiful projects, so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon OMarch 25, 2019 - 3:37 pm

    I am a huge fan of your work and can’t believe I didn’t subscribe to your newsletter sooner! Thank you for all your design work and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanMarch 25, 2019 - 3:52 pm

    Great project and that makes so much since using these lace gilding plates with the older dies! Love the polished brass which is such a beautiful sparkling foil color! Am especially loving the Worry sentiment by Corrie Ten Boom!!ReplyCancel

  • Dee EarnshawMarch 25, 2019 - 4:01 pm

    OMG these projects are breath takingly GORGEOUS!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaMarch 25, 2019 - 4:05 pm

    Very elegant projects, Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Vanias ReedMarch 25, 2019 - 4:29 pm

    Wow. These projects are absolutely gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Gail AndersonMarch 25, 2019 - 4:31 pm

    Beautiful projects! The lacy border makes a beautiful frame for the sentiment on the card.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie BlackMarch 25, 2019 - 4:41 pm

    Beautiful card and gift box set!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia A PodmoreMarch 25, 2019 - 4:52 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Love the sentiment you used. Wonderful inspiration and thank you for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BMarch 25, 2019 - 4:55 pm

    Your designs are always so elegant and beautiful Bekka! Thanks for sharing your awesome talents with us.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaMarch 25, 2019 - 5:33 pm

    Lovely gift bag!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle NealMarch 25, 2019 - 5:40 pm

    Bekka, your designs are always so stunning. I totally love the purse. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Eva NMarch 25, 2019 - 6:07 pm

    Stunning. Each item looks so much more elegant with the foiled designs.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia PiesterMarch 25, 2019 - 6:41 pm

    WOW! You make such beautiful cards! I am new to the craft and am blown away by some of the amazing things you guys make.ReplyCancel

  • Teri StokesMarch 25, 2019 - 6:45 pm

    I love the purse and your card.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn JeromeMarch 25, 2019 - 6:53 pm

    Love the foil and designReplyCancel

  • MICHELLE PEDIGO TOOPSMarch 25, 2019 - 6:58 pm

    I love your Gift Box purse with all the nice gold foil,very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • April W.March 25, 2019 - 6:59 pm

    Your projects are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly OrnelasMarch 25, 2019 - 7:04 pm

    So beautiful. I was trying not to get into the foiling but your pieces and Sharons really make me want to lol.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly KuharikMarch 25, 2019 - 7:35 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan G.March 25, 2019 - 7:36 pm

    I just found the foil technique and am fascinated by how beautiful everything is. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne BeamMarch 25, 2019 - 8:05 pm

    Such a beautiful, elegant card and gift box.
    Thanks so much for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Teri IvesMarch 25, 2019 - 8:39 pm

    Nice job. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Meghan KennihanMarch 25, 2019 - 8:43 pm

    I love the gold! what an elegant beautiful card and bag!ReplyCancel

  • Ella ConnerMarch 25, 2019 - 8:50 pm

    Beautiful cards etc. TFS ?ReplyCancel

  • HelenMarch 25, 2019 - 9:13 pm

    Your foil work is exquisite, Becca. Your designs are awesome. tfsReplyCancel

  • Jany SchindlerMarch 25, 2019 - 9:54 pm

    I love the foiling. I have to learn how to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue RodriguezMarch 25, 2019 - 10:14 pm

    Such elegant designs and the foil just makes it so.ReplyCancel

  • Jodi WarrenMarch 26, 2019 - 12:33 am

    The Glimmer Hot Foil’s are so pretty. Love the look of the one you chose. It is really perfect for the items you crafted.ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaMarch 26, 2019 - 1:25 am

    Awsome cards! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Julie HardenMarch 26, 2019 - 5:10 am

    Gorgeous hot foil glimmer plates and your right it’s so hard to choose a colour of foil. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. XReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMarch 26, 2019 - 5:18 am

    WOW! This is absolutely amazing.Love the gift bag.ReplyCancel

  • Linda AndersonMarch 26, 2019 - 5:50 am

    These are beautiful. The foil adds such elegance. A lovely gift for your friend.ReplyCancel

  • Linda RMarch 26, 2019 - 6:14 am

    What a beautiful card! Those borders are amazing! This might be your best release yet!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryne CunninghamMarch 26, 2019 - 7:21 am

    Wow! All of your projects are beautiful! The gold foiling looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • DJ DossMarch 26, 2019 - 7:27 am

    Such a beautiful design! Perfect for foil! I love the gift box.ReplyCancel

  • Sue DMarch 26, 2019 - 8:46 am

    Your projects are so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Becca YahrlingMarch 26, 2019 - 9:00 am

    So very elegant, Becca. Love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • Teri S.March 26, 2019 - 9:34 am

    Becca, it boggles my mind how you have such a gift for such intricate designs. Truly beautiful! I don’t recall having seen a more classy & elegant card & that sentiment, coming from Corrie Ten Boom, touches my heart & makes me pause when I remember reading what she went through. What a quiet, yet stunning colour the foil is too. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer NamourMarch 26, 2019 - 9:39 am

    This is so beautiful! I hope to create works of art like this myself. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anushree VaishMarch 26, 2019 - 10:21 am

    Gorgeous projects…I am new to foiling and the results look pretty amazing to me…will surely try soon!!Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • KTMarch 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm

    That elegant purse makes my heart happy ^_^ReplyCancel

  • BrendaMarch 26, 2019 - 2:46 pm

    The card is beautiful but oh my goodness…that purse! So elegant and cute!ReplyCancel

  • Frances BartholomewMarch 26, 2019 - 3:35 pm


  • Florence SmithMarch 26, 2019 - 3:49 pm

    This set would make a wonderful set for any wedding. And would be a one of a kind gift. Beautiful card and a purse for the cash or check you would give the happy couple. Then I thought what a perfect 50th Anniversary set as well. So many reason to have this set on hand. Thanks for all the beauty and ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra HainesMarch 26, 2019 - 6:13 pm

    Your new things are so elegant! That cute purse is to die for, perfect for a daughter or friend’s special gift.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty VittetoeMarch 26, 2019 - 10:30 pm

    I really love how you used the new products! Amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • Sue E CooleyMarch 27, 2019 - 6:45 am

    I love your work, you are so creative. Love that box!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia ColeMarch 27, 2019 - 9:22 am

    Your card and bag are divine!ReplyCancel

  • EmmaMarch 27, 2019 - 9:31 am

    Beautiful and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMarch 27, 2019 - 10:50 am

    Love the cards. I wish I could find Quietfire Stamps out here do you think that Spellbinders will ever carry them?ReplyCancel

  • Mary HolshouserMarch 27, 2019 - 12:06 pm

    The gold is gorgeous.
    Really adds a lot of “class”
    to the projects. thanks
    for sharing.

  • Anne(UK)March 27, 2019 - 4:46 pm

    Oh Becca! Absolutely stunning! My wish list grows as I visit your blog :o)

  • Susan KoopmansMarch 27, 2019 - 6:53 pm

    Your projects are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy PighettiMarch 27, 2019 - 9:51 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the little purse and wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 27, 2019 - 10:54 pm

    So pretty! I love the elegant designs!ReplyCancel

  • Dana MMarch 27, 2019 - 11:32 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous new products and stunning projects- so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth HansmaMarch 28, 2019 - 10:51 am

    Stunning products and the cards are just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • nancy fMarch 28, 2019 - 11:46 am

    Awesome card!ReplyCancel

  • Annette ReedMarch 28, 2019 - 5:29 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous and so elegant! I love all that foiling. Wonderful projects. I hope things work out for your friend.ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey ThomasMarch 28, 2019 - 6:46 pm

    These are beautiful boxes!ReplyCancel

  • Marisela DelgadoMarch 28, 2019 - 6:50 pm

    Your cards and projects are always spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.March 29, 2019 - 1:37 am

    Becca both projects are so inspiring and have your artistic aesthetic that I adore and that inspire me. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Nandini KarmarkarMarch 29, 2019 - 2:01 am

    Amazing projects! They are so beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Jana TannerMarch 29, 2019 - 2:36 pm

    So gorgeous!!! Love the gift bag. I definitely need to add that die to my arsenal. The foiling takes it to a whole new level. So creative.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Godines #6857March 29, 2019 - 5:49 pm

    Stunning projects. The gold adds such elegance. Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • Christine JohnsonMarch 30, 2019 - 9:42 am

    Hi Becca! You’re one of my favorite designers and trust me I have several of your dies! LOL! Your card and matching treat box are absolutely stunning! The gold foil really makes some simple designs look amazing like it took you forever to create! Love that your designs can mix and match with older ones! Beautiful sentiment! That just warms my heart that you’re giving this to a friend who needs some blessings! Tfs Hugs, ChristineReplyCancel

  • Cyndi MorrisMarch 31, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    Your projects are absolutely gorgeous. The foiling is amazing.ReplyCancel

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  • carrie zrodlowskiApril 1, 2019 - 9:34 am

    Your papercrafts are always beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • nancy fApril 2, 2019 - 1:49 pm

    Beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 7, 2019 - 12:09 am

    So very beautiful Becca! I love the sweeeet little purse! More for my wish list!ReplyCancel

  • JudyKApril 12, 2019 - 9:46 am

    Such a gorgeous elegant card and little purse favor. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for March 2019 - Spun Blessings Oval Die - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34810
Sweet friends, I’m back to share a little card I had in my mind using the March Die of the Month and also in celebrational of International Women’s Month.   When you look at the die, it’s easy to think that it is “just” a background die, right.  Wrong :-)  I designed it to be cut up so that all the parts and pieces can be used for embellishment.  We’ve had fun all month slicing and dicing the die up and today I’m coming to you with a shaped card.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for March 2019 - Spun Blessings Oval Die - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34810

Shaped Cards

I’ve always loved shaped cards because of their uniqueness.  I achieved this look by cutting two panels but one of the panels is cut with a hinge.  You can see my video for that technique ——–> HERE.  The center column in the design is perfect for a sentiment so I cut an additional one in pink.  That leaves a sweet little space in the back for a little note – like thank you.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for March 2019 - Spun Blessings Oval Die - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34810
Speaking of thank you, thank you for joining us as we introduced The Gilded Age.  It’s a collection that is close to my heart and I’ve loved using it!!  There is more to come this month with the collection but in the meantime, let’s get to some winners.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for March 2019 - Spun Blessings Oval Die - Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using this Spellbinders Die can be found at 34810

And now for the Prize Winners and the Blogs where the names were picked!

From Kate’s Blog –  KarenLadd who left a comment 18 March 2019 at 06:50

From Melissa’s BlogRozy who left a comment March 22, 2019 at 8:26 PM

From Becca’s Blog –  Fay Marie Gardner who left a comment on March 17, 2019 – 3:45 pm

Leave a message on the contact tab in the upper right corner of my blog to claim your die.  Remember you can select from the following collections: Vintage Elegance Collection, the Graceful Borders Collection, the Venise Lace Collection, the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection, the 3D Vignettes Collection, the Romancing the Swirl Collection, the A Charming Christmas Collection, the Glorious Glimmer Collection or the Shadowbox Vignettes Collection.

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The hurricane saga continues for me.  I’ve not been able to move back home yet, but I think (hope) all the remaining answers will come soon.  It’s been the most unexpected journey for me.  Even though it has been difficult, I believe with all my heart that there is a lesson in this journey.  I think it was an event to wake me up; I see it as a journey of letting go of the old and bravely searching for the new.  At times I’ve been reluctant to look ahead because it’s easy to get into a comfort zone, it’s my cocoon of safety.  In fact, for the last six months I’ve felt vulnerable    I have to remind myself over and over that “que sera, sera.”  I’m where I’m supposed to be right now – comfortable or not.  I thank you so much for continuing to check up on me.


  • RaquelMarch 23, 2019 - 2:47 pm

    This is lovely! I especially like the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela J FarrisMarch 23, 2019 - 2:53 pm

    Blessedly Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaMarch 23, 2019 - 2:58 pm

    Good morning Becca, this is gorgeous!!!
    Its amazing how things change.
    Just know you’re in our prayers.
    Congratulations to the winners!!! Enjoy!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 23, 2019 - 3:03 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I was just wondering a week or so ago how you were making out with your house and the insurance. They sure don’t mind taking your money when the premium comes due, but then kinda a different story when it omes to payout. God Bless and continue to keep your chin up!!
    I got my die last week and have not had a chance to play much as I am doing therapy 3 days a week for the lumph0dema. Just started las week. Camping this weekend and I didn’t bring any crafting with me. Will check it out on Monday night and see what happens. Congrats to winners!!
    Hugs to you.

  • Becky GreenMarch 23, 2019 - 3:06 pm

    Whenever we go through tough times, we must always look to see, what is to be learned? A bit of wisdom is to be had in it all. ;) I know this is a difficult time, Becca! I can’t imagine what you’re going through. Thank the Lord, you have your family & friends to lean on. Some don’t even have that!

    Your card is MAGNIFICENT! LOVE how you created a LOVELY SHAPED CARD! ;) I WILL HAVE TO look at this die even closer! LOL I ALWAYS LOVE how you add the little touches of femininity/ old world to your cards with the cameo, pearls & whatever else you find, Becca! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    AND CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)I look forward to seeing what else you have for us this month, Becca! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 23, 2019 - 3:27 pm

    Hi Becca hope everything work out for you and that you will be back into your home soon. God has a plan for all of us and latter on in life you will look back at this and say that is why that happened. Your card is beautiful your work always has a touch of elegance to it. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • RaquelMarch 23, 2019 - 3:44 pm

    Hi Becca such a beautiful card. Beautiful just like the artist. Becca you are in everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Most of all you are in God’s precious hands. He will guide you through this journey. You are not alone. You have a big heart and it has touched so many that follow your blog. Will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers and in the hearts of all of us that admire your courage and strength. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MaryH.March 23, 2019 - 3:54 pm

    To all the winners: CONGRATULATIONS!ReplyCancel

  • Phillis MendozaMarch 23, 2019 - 5:18 pm

    Hi Becca! I am sure I am one of many of your fans and want to let you know that I just love, love, love, your dies!! Did I tell you and I just love , love, love your dies?? Please continue to create such beautiful pieces so that we, your fans, can enjoy them while we create too. One question I have is that I was wondering if you have ever thought of making a die of a baby girl shoe (bootie) and one for a baby boy. I tried creating one off of a patterns I found on the web but they just didn’t have that finished look when I was done. The idea was a cute one but kind of messy to undertake.I think having a die would make it much easier, what do you think? Thank you for everything you have contributed to crafting and I look forward to what you’ll be showing us next.ReplyCancel

  • Deb CarneyMarch 23, 2019 - 6:41 pm

    Where are you living now?? I live in Crestview and thank goodness that horrible hurricane missed us. Best of luck in getting back into your home real soon. I am sure you miss it immensely and just want your life back to normal. Best of luck and thanks for all your creative inspiration. I have been watching your videos for years and have learned a lot. I am an avid scrapper and card maker and have gotten many comments on my cards for my friends and family using your dies and ideas. I remember watching your videos back when Martha Stewart punches were the BIG THING!! I have all of her corner punch sets, and other punch sets she came out with. I don’t use them as often as I used to because I like DIES better these days. Thanks again and best of luck getting back into your house ASAP.ReplyCancel

    • Denice with a "c"March 25, 2019 - 7:56 am

      I happened to see your response and just felt led to comment. If we believe in God we can not believe in luck. Either you believe God is in charge or luck is in charge. Wishing good luck is a phrase I grew up with and I was really burdened to stop using it and to gently remind others this. I pass this on out of love and I hope it is received this way.
      God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

      • Celia DixonApril 2, 2019 - 1:33 pm

        Amen. Nothing is just luck. All good things are blessings from God.

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 23, 2019 - 8:26 pm

    That is a beautiful card, Becca!! Light and airy with a charming sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration!
    I’ve been keeping you and so many in 850 in my prayers following Michael. The devastation is unimaginable. The recovery long and slow and frustrating.
    May God bless you richly!ReplyCancel

  • FredaMarch 24, 2019 - 8:36 am

    I follow your tutorials Becca..amazing like the titles..but i’m in the uk…i so wish we could have die of the month posted over to us for less than 55 dollars..i keep trying on spellbinders website to see if the price comes down but alas not yet..wishing you speedy return to your home and all goes well soon.ReplyCancel

  • KT HomMarch 24, 2019 - 4:09 pm

    Such a lovely project, and along with the saying, you made me smile from ear-to-ear ^_^ReplyCancel

  • karenladdMarch 24, 2019 - 6:25 pm

    Thank you so much Becca for your giveaway. I’m thrilled to be one of the winners and now I just have to pick my favorite die. So sorry that you’ve gone through such a tough situation with the hurricane but I pray that you’ll be back in your home soon and be able to settle again.ReplyCancel

  • Denice with a "c"March 25, 2019 - 7:47 am

    1 Peter Chapter 1

    Praying this will be a blessing to you.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn GrayMarch 25, 2019 - 10:27 am

    I so love each card you come out with! You are so very talented! I love the sentiment on this one also! …could you tell me where I can purchase it? Keep up the good work, I can’t wait for the next one! Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 25, 2019 - 6:32 pm

    Dear, Becca,
    Thank you for continuing to encourage us to make hinged cards. I just love them, I watch your videos and think, “I could do that!” and yet I haven’t given it a try. I think that’s gonna change. This die not only does the ‘heavy lifting’ – it does it all (well, maybe doesn’t tie gorgeous bows!-wink). Uncomplicated elegance!
    I appreciate the update on your displacement. Seeing you looking so fantastic and marveling at your unbounded creativity, it’s easy to forget the difficult journey you’ve had these last 6 months. You certainly are modeling for us what “amazing grace” looks like. I hope you are strengthened by the thoughts and prayers of all of us who love and care about you.
    Love & blessings,

  • miluMarch 27, 2019 - 12:26 pm

    lovely sentiment, love the pearls and of course the die
    You are a blessing to many Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Celia DixonApril 2, 2019 - 1:29 pm

    Hi love all you make. I am blessed to have so many of your beautiful dies. I have sent a message to Spellbinders and yourself, requesting some visual creations using the set Gold Majesty Circles. #S4-409. I would be so grateful if you could post anything from this set. I check your pages often.
    Have a blessed day and. Thank you. Celia DixonReplyCancel