Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on morning sweet friends, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week!!  I’m tickled to say that the Creative Team and I have a special blog hop next week on Tuesday, June 13th to introduce a new line of dies.  It’s hard to see all the possibilities by just looking at a die so we’ll be sneak peeking samples of what can be made with the dies!  There will be prizes so as you go along the hop, you’ll want to stop at every stop to have the opportunity to win :-)  In the meantime today is Day of Giving Friday where I’m sending this card off to one of my readers (including international) who comments.   I’m sharing something I had not shared here before and I hope you’ll enjoy the steps out that show how to make it.  I don’t know why, but I have baskets *full* of washi tape.  I don’t use them often but jump when I find a nice way to include them with cards.  In that endeavor I used the Graceful Frame Maker Tool to create an overlay or frame to put on a card.  So many of the washi tapes are beautiful and I hope to use more of them in this way.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on

Step by Step

1. Start out with a 6-1/2″ cream card base and layer with a 6-1/4″ gold matting layer and 6″ cream layer.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
2. Cut a 6″ square piece of card stock with the S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker giving you 4 triangles. Together, cut the tip of the group of triangles off so that you are left with 1-3/4″ depth (the piece shown on the left, above).

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
3.  Emboss each of the four pieces with SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder. (See above)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
4. Tape all four pieces together on the back to create a mitered frame layer. Stamp sentiment on 4 x 4″ panel and attach directly to card before attaching frame layer with foam tape. (see above)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
5. Cut four 1-1/8″ strips of gold paper. Adhere washi tape centered down the length of each strip. (See above)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
6. Secure all four strips onto the Frame Maker taking care to place words in the position and orientation desired. Run through using PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform to cut all four borders at the same time. (See above)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder, S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set - see links to products and instructions on
7. Add a header to the frame by trimming a length of the Arched Border from S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set.  Finish with pearls, ribbon and a bow.

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 the list of winners HERE!   By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!!  For your comment: Do you make craft alone?  How likely are you to encourage someone to pick up your favorite craft?

Stamps: Stampabilities
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board, Bazzill
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and gold embossing powder
Accessories:   S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, SES-001 Overlapping Circles Embossing Folder,  S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words Border Set, PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls


I just loved the “You can do amazing things” washi tape and seem drawn to tapes that have sentiments on them.  This not a difficult technique an I hope you’ll give it a try some time :-)  Thanks so much for popping in!!   Remember, introductions and giveaways on June 13th.

  • Maryann LaursenJune 9, 2017 - 5:01 am

    This is such a beautiful card Becca, and really beautiful made. I´m the same have lots of washitape lying around, but hardly ever use it, to be honest, but it really looks great the way you´ve used it here, so maybe I should drag it out again and try to get some of it used here he he.
    Have a wonderful week-end and I´ll be looking forward to the hop here next week.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 9, 2017 - 5:04 am

    I love this Becca. Just beautiful. … I’ve moved house since I bought the whole set you launched on create and craft…. and cannot find it anywhere. I’ve taken my whole craft room to bits but still can’t find it…. I had so many ideas to use this too. Keep inspiring
    Sending lots of love as always
    Joanna (OurJojo)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJune 9, 2017 - 5:09 am

    I generally craft alone, but do run a monthly class in which I encourage others.
    Love your fabulous card Becca, and your innovative use of the Washi tape

  • MarilynYJune 9, 2017 - 5:29 am

    This card is so sweet. This gives me a good reason to work with my Graceful 6 x 6 Frame maker. I usually work on creating cards alone but spend one day of the week working on samples that will be used for the classes I conduct 4x a month. These classes are for the women’s church groups and the card clubs I belong to. Doing this prompts me to continue utilizing the massive amount of supplies I have and the continuing collection of dies. I also get to try out different layouts that I envision or have viewed elsewhere. And I’m always encouraging my friends to relax and sit awhile and create a card while we chat. If card making is not their calling then I can always get another type of project to work on that may interest them. I am a retired art teacher and have a room full of numerous craft supplies. Sharing time, a cup of coffee and crafting together makes for a strong friendship.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 9, 2017 - 5:35 am

    Beautiful card, as always, Becca. When I’m making cards to send, I craft alone but I have been teaching craft on cruise ships for 12 years and through that encourage others. There have been lots of ladies who have never done any sort of craft before who get the bug after coming to my classes and many have stayed in touch with me. Quite a few tell me that I am responsible for a diminishing bank balance because of all the tools and materials they go out and buy!!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Deborah TaylorJune 9, 2017 - 5:43 am

    This card is beautiful. I have only just started crafting and can not afford alot but I get lots of inspiration from your cards. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 9, 2017 - 5:50 am

    I have never used washi tape and you make it look so easy. Again your card is beautiful and clever. Thank you. Any chance I get I will encourage people to make their own cards. I have four grandchildren who wipe me out of embellishments every time they come. Once one came with a card with at least $5 worth of embellishments on the card. She was so proud, and so was grandma. Thank you again.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.June 9, 2017 - 5:58 am

    Wonderful card! I craft alone. All my crafty card-making friends have given up the hobby as being way too expensive. I still enjoy it, especially the joy I feel when I give or send a card to a friend or loved one.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 9, 2017 - 5:59 am

    Love this card and remember when you introduced the die almost a year ago now. I of course purchased and have to admit that I usually only craft once a week and have not as yet used it. Going to real soon, maybe hubbies birthday card!
    I craft with a group once a week and encourage all of these ladies to use my dies in their cards. We have added a few more people and sometimes when we give our cards, have people who want to learn to make cards so we promote it every chance we get.
    Look forward to the blog hop on the 13th.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 9, 2017 - 6:10 am

    cool card and that die is on my wish list. I usually craft with friends. we have a group of 5 that gets together 3-4 times a year for a retreat at on of the ladies homes. plus I am in a card making group. I am a slow card maker. I wait for the inspiration the think on it then start to pull it together, then usually edit or totally change it them make it. or I sleep on it for a few days so that it’s what I really want then I don’t have the exact paper or color and run out to get that. I have invited many friends to join us. only a few have stuck with it. and I share your site for inspiration to anyone that will listen. I just love how you pull it all together. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 9, 2017 - 6:26 am

    I enjoy crafting by myself but I also have friends over and work on cards. This card is lovely and am looking forward to seeing what else you do with wasting tape. Christine SReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 9, 2017 - 7:04 am

    Great use if tape, I’ve got tons and never used…lol….I craft alone..ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 9, 2017 - 7:22 am

    Thanks for the tutorial! I’m not a huge fan of washi tape because it doesn’t seem to stick very well to the project. So I use it to temporarily adhere projects to the various Big Shot plates. However, I will give this a try and see where I end up! But I love the end result of your project. The pink layers are so pretty!
    Do I craft alone: Most of the time I craft along but once a month a few friends and I get together to create cards through stamping. We’ve become close over the years and greatly enjoy this time together.ReplyCancel

  • KathymJune 9, 2017 - 7:53 am

    If someone wants to learn or craft together, I always say yes and make time. Some people see my cards and start taking up the craft on their own. I encourage others by saying “everyone has the creativity gene.” Just try and see where it takes you!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyJune 9, 2017 - 7:58 am

    Thank you Becca for the how to and another beautiful card. I do like to craft alone – I don’t even like to have music or the TV on when I craft. I really like to focus on what I’m doing. A few years back (15 or so) I would make 25-75 of each card for my craft shows – as I cut down the craft shows, I cut down the amount of each I make. Now with the die cut cards, I make only one of a kinds – trying to add fabric into each one like I’ve always done because that’s my first love – fabric! There is so much out there and it’s so beautiful. I do like for others to be interested in what I create – there’s little tips and how to’s I’ve shared along the way but I’m still making them to retail them – I have a website and commission them in an art and frame shop but I give many away to friends and family also. Thanks for asking. Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Karen MJune 9, 2017 - 8:05 am

    What a great way to use Washi tape! I love it but find myself at a loss as to where/when to use it.

    I do craft alone but have a good friend who shares my interest and we often share ideas, etc.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 am

    I am always trying to get people interested in paper crafting. Everyone is always so busy. I would love to have someone to craft with. My friend that does lives almost and hour away and we end up talking the whole time because we don’t get to see each other often.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 9, 2017 - 8:40 am

    BEAUTIFUL, BECCA! I too have quite a bit of washi tape & haven’t used much of it. I’m SURE I don’t have as much as you do though. LOL But, your card is WONDERFUL & I LOOOOVE your washi tape! DO TELL, WHERE you got it? ;) Yes, I craft alone. I have crafted with others, but I find I don’t get to do my craft when I am with others, for helping them. LOL I can actually make a card when I am by myself! OH YES, I encourage others to pick up this craft, as it has helped me in many ways! ;) It can help others, not only in taking up this craft for one’s self, but using what you’ve made for others… sending or giving a little love & encouragement! ;)It truly is touching to know that someone has thought of YOU & created a special gift/card JUST FOR YOU! But, you know all that! ;)ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJune 9, 2017 - 9:09 am

    Your mitered corners are just perfect using your “tool”. I craft alone with the exception of two card making classes per month. I enjoy being around others who craft and we encourage each other.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJune 9, 2017 - 9:15 am

    Lovely card :))
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Usually I craft alone, but love to spend crafting time with good friends if possible.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 9, 2017 - 9:27 am

    Beautiful Card!!! Very creative way to use Washi tape!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 9, 2017 - 9:42 am

    I’m loving my frame maker and the card this week is perfect. I’m loving too the Sweet Words Borders too.
    I love working with my sister in laws, they give me an amazing amount of inspiration and feedback too on the cards and keepsakes I make.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 9, 2017 - 9:59 am

    Great idea for the bucket of washi tape!! Probably about 75% of my crafting time is alone but I have several stamping buddies and we get together occasionally and have a stamp night at least once a month.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 9, 2017 - 10:48 am

    Hi Clever Lady….lovely card Becca! God has certainly blessed you with an wonderful talent!!!! I mostly craft alone, but do belong to 3 card clubs so interact with these ladies. Also did teach classes before being Jim’s care giver…now that I have downsized and in a one bedroom apartment with my Studio set up along a 14′ wall – and, 3 closets full of organized supplies, I am ready to begin crafting again. Truly think still I have enough supplies to last me the rest of my life – even after the downsizing – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Denise BryantJune 9, 2017 - 10:54 am

    I usually craft alone, but I do get together once a month with a couple of gals and we make cards. I enjoy that.
    Love your card with the frame!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry GibsonJune 9, 2017 - 11:12 am

    Such a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it! I mostly craft alone, though my hubby helps me at times. When my grandchildren are here, we always do some type of crafting…depending on which ones are here, as I have four grandchildren different ages. A friend’s daughter came to craft with me one day and is planning on coming back. I always encourage anyone at any age to pick up a craft and for sure enjoy teaching others what I have learned myself.
    Hugs, Sherry xReplyCancel

  • Lawanda TuckerJune 9, 2017 - 11:15 am

    Beautiful! It takes a lot of imagination. Simply lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseJune 9, 2017 - 11:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous as usual. I buy the dies, but mine never looks like yours. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJune 9, 2017 - 11:49 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunning and your step by step instructions are great, thank you.
    I have encouraged countless children to craft, neighbours’ children and school children when I volunteer at my granddaughter’s school. It is so rewarding, I was even told I was “awesome” by one particularly difficult boy!!!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

    Very valuable technique. Thanks for sharing. I love to recruit others to give craft projects a try. The more, the merrier!ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.June 9, 2017 - 1:55 pm

    Interesting card, love the scroll top. I mostly create alone, but I have encouraged my daughter and grand daughters to craft more with me. :)

    ~Gin k.~ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 9, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    A beautiful card Becca. And what a treat
    to have the direction printed right there.ReplyCancel

  • DottieJune 9, 2017 - 3:26 pm

    How wonderful to see this card made with the new frame maker die set! I’ve tried using it with somewhat of a success but needed a boost to use it more. Thanks for sharing this creation it is so pretty! And thank you for the chance to win this beauty!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 9, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    This has made a very versatile card Becca I like the way the frame maker cuts out the pieces Must see if it is available here!I haven’t seen washi tape quite like yours but must have a look> Thank you for your continuing inspirationReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 9, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    It sounds like you’re definitely not alone in the washi tape department. Thanks for inspiring us to get it out and use it!
    For me, creating/crafting is primarily a solitary activity. In August, however, I am visiting my twin sister and we plan lots of time in her fabulous crafting room sharing a bunch of the ‘fun fold techniques’ that have captured my imagination. Can’t wait!
    I’m excited about your blog hop next week, also. The Amazing Paper Grace Design Team is inspired, for sure!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 9, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Hi Bacca, this is lovely! I need to pull this die out & give it a try. I craft alone as I am time restricted, but my daughter does like to join me sometimes. I have rubbed off a little on her with the craft bug. I only do paper crafts, but am happy to see that she is interested in sewing as well. She has now started taking classes which comes to a surprise to a lot of people, as she is only 10. I am happy she has taken it up, as I was terrible at it lol & never gave it a chance, probably because I did not enjoy it. I winge about mending a button haha except if its for crafts lol I llok forward to your hop next week. Ooh I can’t wait for the new line!
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Annie xxxJune 9, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Supercute card thanksfor sharing. I’m also guilty of storing and never using my washi tapes so great to have inspiration to try something new.

    I’ve been looking out for the recent winners of the Furdays Giveaways Cards but can’t seem to find any for the last 7 weeks, can you tell me where to find the winners after April please. Thanks. Annie xxxReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 9, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    What a beautiful inspiring card!

    As for myself, I tend to prefer to craft alone and it is because I suffer from many painful chronic illnesses. So even if I plan a day with fellow crafters I cannot guarantee that my body will cooperate on that day. Now I am diagnosed with Dysautonomia which means that my Automatic Involuntary Nervous system is failing. It ios the one that controls breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and muscles that we do not have to think about it happening it does it on its own.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Nice!! Love the washi tape idea! TFS

  • RayaJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    I do craft by myself but once each month I craft with a friend to teach new techniques. So therapeutic.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 9, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    Oh!!! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 9, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Beautiful card. I have this die and going to get it out and try this idea. You are so talented! I create cards alone. Once a month I join a stamp club group and we make 4 cards and enjoy a dinner together. I have encouraged my older sister to start “playing with paper” and she is now hooked! A dear friend always enjoyed the cards I made for her and now I have her hooked. We are getting together next week for a card making shopping trip. Can’t wait to take her to my favorite store. Your dies are on my list of items for her to purchase (I used one of your dies on her last card and she fell in love with it).ReplyCancel

  • DebbieJune 9, 2017 - 11:01 pm

    Unbelievable card and techniques used to make this gorgeous card.
    I recently retired, now have time to pursue card crafts!
    Love to work alone and with friends. We challenge each other monthly to a theme card, great fun!
    You inspire me! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJune 10, 2017 - 12:59 am

    Hi Becca, thank you for sharing the washi tape idea. Great! And as always, your card is beautiful! I mostly craft by myself, but enjoy a couple of monthly get togethers with girlfriends and sometimes with my Grands (fun but messy!) Have a good weekend, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJune 10, 2017 - 1:55 am

    Love the use of color on this one as ordinary white and gold would not carry the sentiment as well.

    I too cannot wait for the blog hop. Sometimes they are fun and some are not so cannot wait to see how you set yours up. I always expect amazing things from you and you always come thru!ReplyCancel

  • Tata Yedek ParçaJune 10, 2017 - 2:55 am

    Lecture and visually perfectReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJune 10, 2017 - 5:12 am

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful card! What a creative use of the Washington Tape. Thank you for inspiring me to use this collection that I bought when you debuted it across the pond.
    I work at home, so my computer is on one wall, my card making on another. I craft alone most of the time. I do have a crafting buddy I visit occasionally and I take card classes at our card store.
    Thank you for inspiring me to use your dies, especially this set.

  • Patricia HowarthJune 10, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is beautiful, I absolutely love this washi tape.
    I always craft alone.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 10, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    Always craft alone but go craft shopping with a group.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 11, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    This card is soooo sweet! Really pretty!
    I usually craft alone but run a weekly class at Church to encourage others to have a go! Our 3 eldest members are 95, almost 95 and 91 and they love their afternoon out – tea, coffee, biscuits, friendship, fellowship and fun – and cakes when it’s someone’s birthday and ice creams on hot days!
    A couple of the Mums sometimes bring their children, so we encompass all ages. It is pure delight seeing the pleasure that comes from completing a card or project – and such a blessing!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Joan OlsonJune 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm

    Love this frame. I see different us Sierra for the die so I will be getting one in the future.ReplyCancel

Melissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set -
Good morning sweet peeps!  I’ve finally made it back home but while I was travelling the creative team was busy at work! I didn’t think it was possible, but they’ve really dug in to show some wonderful alternatives with the Vintage Elegance Dies.    This is going to be a lengthy posts, but this week you’ll see some of the dies in use that you haven’t seen before like the tiny tags that Melissa is using – this is what they look like in real life :-) Kristi has a stunning creation that has never entered my mind but no wedding should be without.  Joanna is showing a lovely visually textured way with flowers. Teresa takes us through the whole gamut of giving – and an easy to make gift!  Stay with us to the end, the video that Anita promised, she indeed filmed! I’m linking to it so you can see exactly how she took a simple flower assembly and shazzammed it into something else.  There’s more info on each blog about how to make, so if you click through the links on the designers name to the original cards, in many cases the instructions will be there.

Melissa Bove  jumped straight out of the box and turned Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die on it’s side!  She used the filigree as the inlay for a card and the half fan header as a decorative focal piece on her card.  If you look closely, she pulled one of the sweet mini tags and used the Read Me sentiment on from the Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set.  If you pop over to Melissa blog – she walks you through the steps on exactly how to make them with close ups of each piece individually.

Melissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set - www.amazingpapergrace.comMelissa Bove for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set die and Spellbinders SDS-053 Petite Tags and Stamp Set -

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

Kristi Schurr made me gasp when I realized what she had made.  It’s so sweet!  Think about it – someone is getting married and you want a way for them to have their vows for a keepsake.  Kristi created a little book that the bride and groom each can write their vows into that can be saved for their legacy.  It would be so easy to have the interior printed and inserted into the booklet before the ceremony so that each could have them at the alter. She took the Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and computer generated a sentiment on the rectangle from Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set.  Yes, this is an elegant look, so for her second creation, she’s showing you a card made from the same dies that becomes a birthday card – all with the same charm!  But wait – I actually was on Kristi’s blog reading how she constructed when she outlined that the second card is a full sized card with two repeats of the filigree motif.  You must pop over to read how she did it!

Kristi Schurr for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set - links at
Kristi Schurr for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S5-289 Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders SDS-054 Giving Occasions Stamp and Die Set - links at

Joanna Krogulec has such a way with flowers!  She added the perfect embellishments and paper choices to make Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower unique again!  Feathers, twine and tulle add so much texture that resonates perfectly with her dimensional background.  You can see a “How to” on assembling the basic flower HERE.   I love how Joanna used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares as a base for her creation.  Check out her second creation using book pages with the flower – yep, you had me at book pages :-)

Joanna Krogulec for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower and Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares - see links at

Joanna Krogulec for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower - see links at

Teresa Horner has a eye full to share today – be sure to scroll down through all three back to back posts on her blog.  I would never have thought of this but she combined  Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set with Spellbinders S4-703 Graceful Fans Border as a unique layering set.  I just imagine that as occasions come up, switching out the sentiment makes for a go to, easy to make card.

Oh, and then have a look at a the bookmark gift that Teresa made.  Both Melissa and Teresa have crafted unforgettable bookmarks that anyone would love to place in their book.  The bookmarks are both created so that the book page goes in between the filigree and the back flap with the gorgeous spray that sticks out on the top.  This Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set ie also functions as a tag:-)

For her last creation, Teresa reminds us that if you ever struggle with colors, tone on tone is the way to go!!  She used Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares to make a stunning, on point card!

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders SDS-055 Beautiful Dreamers Die and Stamp Set with Spellbinders S4-703 Graceful Fans Border - see links at

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace usingSpellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set - see links at

Teresa Horner for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-733 Braided Grace Squares - see links at

Anita Kejriwal shared a creation make with stunning card flowers last week that I could hard believe had been made with  Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flower.  She’s back with another flower card made with Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval, Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set and Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers to show us how she made them in a video.  After you’ve made the basic flower as Joanna has done above, you definitely want to try out your skills with this version.  Anita add texture and depth to a natively flat,simple flower. The coolest thing is that by creating the way Anita does, you leave room to thread stamens through the center of the flowers!  Check the video link below!!  Anita has one last creation to share today as well and that’s a lovely card made using the Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set as panels!!  It creates a grand base!!

Anita Kejriwal for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval, Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set and Spellbinders S3-251 Round Fold and Go Flowers - see links at

Anita Kejriwal for Amazing Paper Grace using Spellbinders S4-731 Filigree Bookmark Tag set - see links at


I’m loving the inspiration this week and I hope you are too!!  Thanks for joining us for our Creative Team Recap day!!

  • Lynette SJune 6, 2017 - 12:35 pm

    Wow, I love the wedding vows booklet. I just received my Filigree Booklet die, and have already made a set of booklets as a gift for a new friend with some of her favourite faith quotes in it. I absolutely love my new Platinum 6 machine, it is so great to be able to cut 5 or 6 sheets of paper at one time! Your team is amazing, no wonder you selected each of them. Off to see how those flowers are made….ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 6, 2017 - 12:50 pm

      Lynette, thank you! They are a blessing for sure! I’m so tickled that we can do a recap day every week to give you ideas on what you can make!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay mcbrideJune 6, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    WOW!! I love all the creations!! My filigree booklet die is on its way along with several other dies used above. Can’t wait to make some booklets and bookmarks!! And dont forget those gorgeous flowers! TFS.

    • Becca FeekenJune 6, 2017 - 1:56 pm

      Hi there sweet friend!! Missing Debbie and whenever I think of her, I think of you. Hope you are doing fine :-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 6, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    Oh, My Goodness! So many lovely items and I love them all. I would love to learn how to make the flowers on the last card. They remind me of my favorite flowers-Carnations and also a Rose at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 6, 2017 - 3:02 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Just love seeing all the new techniques by the different artists. Each has their own unique style. I think everyone has their own style and my sis always tells me, she could pick out one of my cards in a display of many. I can always pick hers out as well. Enjoyed Anita’s video of the flowers. Haven’t ordered any of the new series as yet as I was away for vacation and waiting until I have returned.
    Hugs to you and your great team,
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasJune 6, 2017 - 3:28 pm

    WOW! What a blessing to see such talented work from these ladies. It makes me happy to look at all the cards. Anyone would be so touched to receive one of these cards.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 6, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Great work from the team Becca ,you must be so proud of them, well done everyone.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJune 6, 2017 - 6:48 pm

    Oh my goodness..loving Anita flowers. Just Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 6, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Seeing all these beautiful creations here at one time is pretty spectacular. What a resource your blog is to fuel one’s imagination. I love all the different treatments of the same dies. This is particularly useful in helping me make selections of dies for my own collection. Definitely some “must haves” here plus great ideas for ones already in my stash!
    What inspiration…I want to make something beautiful every day!
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Carol H.June 6, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Oh wow! Each and everyone of these creations are just so beautiful!!!!! What a fantastic and talented team you have!!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 6, 2017 - 10:34 pm

    Beautiful inspirations :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 7, 2017 - 2:30 am

    Good morning Becca, wow what a fabulous team!!! My head is going crazy with all this gorgeousness to look at!!!
    Thankyou for such a wonderful place to visit and get so many ideas Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 7, 2017 - 5:24 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! what an amazing ‘showcase’ of all these very pretty projects. Well done APG Design Team !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 7, 2017 - 6:17 am

    Hi Becca thank you so much for all this inspiration we
    are all being so spoilt lol
    The girls are so talented love the different styles they have
    you have chosen well hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 7, 2017 - 9:48 am

    Amazing work from your team Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra. SmithJune 8, 2017 - 1:25 am

    Each creation is beautiful and I really enjoyed the video. I love creating my own flowers and truly appreciate a new die set and a new way to craft a flower.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 8, 2017 - 7:22 am

    Oh. My. Gosh!!! Another week of AMAZING cards by your creative team!!! I am so impressed on how they share your design vision but carry it out with their own unique styles.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJune 9, 2017 - 4:47 pm

    WoW! Such lovely projects!! I just had to add a couple of items to my wishlist! ; )ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 11, 2017 - 5:15 pm

    Welcome home, Becca! Hope you had a fabulous time.
    What a lovely lot of eye candy you have shared with us! Loving everything!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • BonnieJune 12, 2017 - 7:12 pm

    I don’t know how I missed this . I know why I did though . My granddaughter was to be born.ReplyCancel

  • Katie KerwinJune 13, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    They’re all beautiful dies. I think the Hemstitch Rectangles are my favorite of the release.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 13, 2017 - 8:23 pm

    The cards are just beautiful Becca.
    Your team did a great job.ReplyCancel

  • Linda EckerJune 14, 2017 - 6:34 am

    Absolutely lovely!! Really want to try this after seeing your video!ReplyCancel

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on
Happy Friday Gracelets!!  I’ve been on vacation and was so blessed to get to see my grown kids.  We had a bit of an eventful holiday but I’m moving on and continue to count my blessings.  It seems we only have the opportunity to get together during sad occasions and we so felt we needed some family bonding time.  It had not been possible before because of everyone’s work schedules but this was the perfect opportunity to get together on Memorial Day as a joyful rememberance of their Dad.  We did lots of family activities and one that was so fun was an escape room.  It was hilarious – our task was to break out of jail and that we did.  In the meantime, I worked on a card using classic Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket.  I selected a wonderful new Quietfire Design sentiment to go along with it called The Greatest Revelation.   Cards don’t get any simpler that this!!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on
I started out with a card base 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  I then added a cream panel with a mat.  On top of that I added two of the half circles cut from the Arched Elegance Set (adhered with a double layer of foam tape).  I stamped my sentiment, cut it out and matted it with the matching colors from my card.  For the inside of my card I simply added the same matted layers as I had on the outside of the card and adhered Arched Elegance Pocket to the matted layer.  This is an opportunity to include a picture, a verse or simply another piece of cream card stock that you’ve written the contents of your note on.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Revcelation, Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance and Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance Pocket - see links to products and instructions on
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 the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: What’s the best family activity you’ve gotten together for?


Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Greatest Revelation
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders S4-504 Arched Elegance, Spellbinders S4-503 Arched Elegance PocketPaper Source Double Sided Satin Ribbon – Soft White


I’ve been reading your comments and wanted to thank you for all your kind words.  Sweet thanks!!

  • Becky BowmanJune 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

    Love thus card, it simple but elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Annette PopeJune 2, 2017 - 11:17 am

    It was the birth of our beautiful grandson who will be celebrating his 3rd birthday this month. Going on holiday tomorrow (Saturday) with them for a week so getting quite excited about it. What a beautiful card too xReplyCancel

  • DevyJune 2, 2017 - 11:19 am

    My family LOVES Thanksgiving! There is not the financial pressure of gifts at Christmas, but everyone gets their favorite food and we play lots of games!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJune 2, 2017 - 11:23 am

    Lovely card!
    Hmmm… family activity? We don’t do them often. One I really enjoyed was going to a winery up by my daughter’s house. It was a former monastery. Very interesting place to look around and we all enjoyed the day.ReplyCancel

  • joanJune 2, 2017 - 11:24 am

    Beautiful card as always. We traveled to New York from Ireland for Christmas 2 years ago and we spent 5 glorious days sight seeing in New York.. The best part was cycling in central park. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 2, 2017 - 11:27 am

    Beautiful project as always Becca,
    I really enjoyed our 50th wedding Anniversary Party four years ago, it was a Downton Abby Theme ,everyone was dressed for the part .A great memorable time had by all,
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.June 2, 2017 - 11:29 am

    Best family activity was the family reunion with relatives on my father’s side in Kentucky. Most of my aunts and uncles are deceased, but it was a wonderful to be able to see my cousins, some of whom I hadn’t seen in 50 years!ReplyCancel

  • christiJune 2, 2017 - 11:30 am

    oh becca, i’m so impressed that you guys “got out of jail” many of my friends have done the rooms and not succeeded. today’s card is adorable and so contemplative. one fun time with our family was when my mil made us all matching shirts and off we went to the amusement park. none of our group got lost because we stood out in the crowd. tfs.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJune 2, 2017 - 11:31 am

    So glad you were able to have some family time. That is so important. Lovely card today. We did an abstract paint party for my husband’s 65th birthday and had great fun. As my grandchildren are littte (2,3,4 and 5), is was perfect for everyone to participate in. Love looking at the picture that we made and remembering the fun we had. Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 2, 2017 - 11:31 am

    Beautiful card.

    Any family activity is good. It’s a fun time.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJune 2, 2017 - 11:38 am

    Lovely sentiment on this card. You keep me shopping. We had a wonderful family weekend recently as we gathered to celebrate a graduation. We spent one evening playing board games and “HeadsUp”.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJune 2, 2017 - 11:44 am

    Good morning Becca, less is more I always say!!! Your card today is gorgeous!!!
    Every family get together is the best, I know this is a cop out but it’s true I love them all!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJune 2, 2017 - 11:59 am

    Why is it your simple cards don’t look simple but rather, elegant?? Very nice.
    Family getaways to anywhere are the best. No pressure on a “host.”ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 2, 2017 - 12:08 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Very nice card! Glad you got to spend time with your family. Family time is so important. Three years ago, my sister came to Florida to have Christmas with my family. Although her 2 kids and their families were not here, it was a wonderful time and each year we go up there and spend time with them. So there really doesn’t need to be a reason – it’s just family time together.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJune 2, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Wonderful card Becca – you do such lovely work! A few months before my husband slipped to Heaven in Oct. 2016, family got together and shared pictures and time together…what a blessing for each of us to share fun memories together! That too now is a treasured memory.
    Paper Hugs,

  • LizJune 2, 2017 - 12:37 pm

    My Dad died when he was only 49 and my Mom has made sure every year we had a family reunion. All those reunions have been the best of times! My Mom died last year and we are having a family reunion in her honor this summer!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJune 2, 2017 - 12:40 pm

    Oh, my, except for funerals, they are all happy occasions! Last summer, we lost a family member all too early, and that caused us to plan a quick reunion for the following spring. I think there was an urgency due to the circumstance that spurred us to quit procrastinating and get together. Everyone brought scrapbooks (and sometimes boxes of loose photos) to peruse, we ate together, and visited until the wee hours. So much fun!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaJune 2, 2017 - 12:54 pm

    Love this card Becca.
    I guess our favorite activity is walking as everyone can do itReplyCancel

  • AletJune 2, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    Lovely card and colours. Family dinners to catch up with everyone is the best.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJune 2, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    As usual you´ve just made such a beautiful card here Becca.
    And I´m sooo glad, that you had the chance to keep up with your family, even it wasn´t the best occasion maybe, but at least you got to see each other a bit, which is good.
    My best memory about a family get together is probly when my granddadf held his second Silver wedding(first wife dies, and he remarried and got another silverweddding) cause then he had invited everyone that were in our really huge family, but it was the only time, I can remember we were all there (89 people) the same time, and it was sooo cool.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronJune 2, 2017 - 1:51 pm

    I have been following a lady on YouTube who is very attentive to the inside of her cards and have taken up the cause! Your card is delightful and, most important to me at this time, gives a new dimension to “inside the card” creativity. Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

    • BeverlyJune 2, 2017 - 3:31 pm

      Would really like to know who you are following. Inside is my challenge.ReplyCancel

  • KrisJune 2, 2017 - 1:54 pm

    Last summer we rented a house on Lake Michigan for a week. We told the kids to come and go as their schedules allowed but they all came for the whole week! We had a blast blueberry picking, swimming, biking, hiking, boating, reading, games, food….great memories for all.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 2, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    This is the perfect card for me today because, having just used the Arched Elegance dies for my projects this week, you’re inspiring me to make a beautiful medallion as you show here. I might have thought of using the die that way, but I doubt it!

    As for family activity, what comes to mind is my twin sister’s athletic family played “corn hole” at a family picnic. We learned a whole other side of otherwise mild-mannered people when there was competition involved. It was pretty wild, fun and quite revealing!
    After quite awhile of creative drought, I’ve been bitten by the card-making bug. Enough of this work stuff, I want to stay at home and make beautiful things. The summer hiatus from my choral activities is coming at the perfect time! Many of my APG dies haven’t seen the light of day-I predict that is gonna change, soon.
    I so appreciate you and all the gifts you share.
    Love & blessings

  • Melissa BJune 2, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    My husband’s family (about 40 of them) used to rent a compound of cottages on Keuka Lake for a week. Family meals, beer and wine tastings, cooking together, picking up together, just catching up! It was so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJune 2, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    How beautiful this is, love the colours too. Another wonderful sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • BonnieJune 2, 2017 - 2:48 pm

    I am so st awe with the beauty of this card from the colors use to the stamp you use to the way it’s designed! Wow love it ! I am glad you got some family time !ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJune 2, 2017 - 2:55 pm

    beautiful card as always! so elegant! one of my favorite times was when my second great grandson was born and I got to be in the room and see him born! it was totally awesome!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJune 2, 2017 - 3:12 pm

    I love this card. It’s a card for all seasons, reasons and guys & dolls. It’s a ‘must do’ future project. With my family spread out all over the U.S.A. and our islands, getting ALL together is a major undertaking but we’ve been able to focus on spring time and make it an annual Easter celebration with church worship first and then fun and feasting. Games seem to be focused on the very young and very ‘old’ with egg hunts, scavenger hunts, jump ropes (oh mercy!), potato sack races and so much more wacky games. If you didn’t die from exhaustion it was from laughter. This is what family is all about.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJune 2, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    We’ve had family reunions with my mother’s side of the family (and she comes from a BIG family!) My cousin from Colorado would come to St Louis and rent a big recreation/lounge room for the occasion. My mother’s ancestry is Russian, so everyone brought the Russian dishes we all loved. It was great listening to my male cousins talk about how they followed my uncles around everywhere (when they were youngsters!), because it was during WWII, and they were so impressive in their uniforms. Such a wonderful time to see everyone!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJune 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    I love the blue on this card as it reminds me of the blue skies in the Summer.

    The most fun activity I would have to say was the Weekly Meals we used to gather for. Then in second place would be the Girl’s Day out my two sweet sister-in-law’s and I have on the rare occasion. Then in third place, I would say the White Elephant Gift Game on Christmas.I am so going to miss the White Elephant Game after Ma Bear has gone to Heaven. We are celebrating her 90th Birthday on July 4th. Our Neice is taking her on a four-hour boat ride.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.June 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Lovely card as usual! So beautiful!

    ~Gin k.~ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJune 2, 2017 - 4:08 pm

    This card is just beautiful and the style would have numerous advantages for many occasions! Love itReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJune 2, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    Hi Becca, I always love your simple cards! This one is no exception. My family all live close so we see each other often. Some of the kids are still young, so it’s nice to see the big kids drop their electrical devices & join in on the fun. Special occassions are more special.
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesJune 2, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations—so fresh and friendly! Sadly, my husband and I don’t have much family, just one single daughter and no grandchildren, so we cherish any shared times we have. The card is a lovely way to use the die set and I will have to make one soon.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)June 2, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    Stunning! Those colours really give a great, simple and stylish background to the sentiment.
    What to choose is not easy! Maybe the visits to working farms when the children were small. They bottle fed lambs and petted the animals. I love looking at the photos!
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJune 2, 2017 - 6:44 pm

    A simple but beautiful card. Sad to,say the last time the family got to get her is Christmas. It’s hard to get family together, as the work different shifts, and live 2-3 hours away. I am glad you time to visit with your children. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Terri WJune 2, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    We are getting together for our Aunt’s 97th birthday next weekend in Detroit.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJune 2, 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca..
    You have an amazing talent it is wonderful to see your stunning creations. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever tire of. Look forward to Fridays every week.

    Love as always
    Joanna (ourjojo)ReplyCancel

  • DonnaJune 2, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Love the card! Sorry for the loss of ur kids’ dad.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJune 2, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 2, 2017 - 10:10 pm

    Very stylish card, Becca. It was a reunion on my Dad’s side of the family at my aunt’s cottage. Loads of us and somehow we all slept over.ReplyCancel

  • MaryJune 2, 2017 - 10:13 pm

    Beautiful, but simple card!
    Christmas celebrations with the whole family!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley ZimmerJune 2, 2017 - 10:30 pm

    When my husband passed, my children decided we needed family togetherness as they (5) needed some quality time as they all lived in different places. We spent a week at Rehobeth Beach in condos by the water, and it was a joy in spite of our sadness. Today was 22 years of my husband’s passing. Loved the simplicity of your card.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJune 2, 2017 - 10:55 pm

    Beautiful card. My daughters and granddaughters and I have a “Girls’ Weekend” every year in a different place. This summer it will be Victoria, B.C. It’s always fun for me to see my very busy family!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJune 2, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Thank you Becca for this cute card!
    My favorite family times are the fish fry we have when relatives come into town. It’s a celebration frying the hush puppies and fish in the cast iron wash tub.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJune 3, 2017 - 5:11 am

    This card is simply elegant – so useful. Our best ever family get-together was a week in Hong Kong two years ago. My husband was in the military and was posted to Hong Kong for three years in the 1980s, when the youngest was just 15 months old. Now everyone had partners and a very excited 7 year old daughter. We all had a wonderful time.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrisonJune 3, 2017 - 6:08 am

    What a beautiful card especially for sending someone a special note (or a gift certificate (or check!)with a different sentiment on the front?) I love the simple colors and the clean design that I don’t do so well. You are always an inspiration and I so appreciate your sharing and teaching!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJune 3, 2017 - 6:52 am

    Love the simplicity of the card with the blue accents!
    Best family activity: My adult children, one son-in-law, and I met up with my husband (who was in Afghanistan at the time) on the Italian island of Sardinia for 8 days on the beach! We had an amazing time and it was a wonderful bonding experience that we still talk about.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJune 3, 2017 - 7:07 am

    Hi Becca lovely classy card you say simple ……
    The paperwork might be simple but what about
    the BOW not soooo simple !! For me anyway .
    Glad you had a happy time with your kids hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyJune 3, 2017 - 8:37 am

    As always the card is beautiful Becca. Family gatherings always have a little pain in them but the love always rallies strong. The best was Christmastime (also my birthday) when my three children (now 59, 57, and 52) were young, we had a large home where most everyone in the family (usually 15-25 individuals) fit comfortably and enjoyed each other. Recently we had a family gathering my husband and I enjoyed tremendously- my daughter contrived a replica of our wedding reception 60 years ago. The afterglow of the event lasted for days. I have pictures posted on my facebook page.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJune 3, 2017 - 4:44 pm

    I always looked forward to my children’s school vacation in fall. We went to Nag’s Head and Duck, NC meeting my husband’s aunt and her dogs. Sometimes the grandparents were along. It was just a great time to get together.
    I especially like the finishing of the inside of your cards. Thank you. Glad you had a wonderful vacation with the “kids”.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJune 3, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    A lovely card that is elegant in its simplicity! I have a couple of special times together with family. When my husband turned 60, we had a party. All his children came so all his grandchildren were here along with my son and his family. Lots of love and laughter! This past September, we held a party to celebrate my Mom”s 85th birthday and her sister”s 80th birthday. Lots of family came, including my Dad”s 92 year old sister who I hadn’t seen in years. She surprised us all! The only person missing was my Dad. After 65 years of marriage, he is waiting in Heaven for a wonderful party full of rejoicing!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraJune 3, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Love your card! So glad you were able to spend time with family. My cousins and nieces, brothers etc. seem to see each other during stressful times, too. We’re planning a get together this year for a happier time.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 4, 2017 - 10:29 pm

    Beautiful card again this week. So happy to see you were able to be quality time with your family. On April 15th, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with a party. Family (some that I hadn’t seen for 10 years came) and friends came from far and wide to help us celebrate. What a joyful day filled with many memories and many more made the day. We are truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJune 5, 2017 - 8:43 am

    Lovely card!! Simply elegant creation!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJune 5, 2017 - 6:16 pm

    Lovely card! So very Beccalicious! My favorite family celebrations have occurred at Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte WagesJune 7, 2017 - 4:27 am

    Beautiful card.
    When our children were young we did a lot camping for family vacations. Now as they have their own families we all go camping together. The little ones and older ones have so much fun, enjoying each other and the outdoor activities.
    Bless you.ReplyCancel