Hi there Blog Friends!!  Better late than never, right?  I piddled around in my craft room and got off on a small organizing tangent before I steered myself back to make a card.  I’m sure that happens to you.  If I’m not careful, I wind up spending the whole day organizing and then have nothing to show for the day.   This beautiful medallion stamp is one I purchased from Rubbernecker.  It’s a one layer stamp, but I thought it would look stunning if I cut it apart and tiered it.  There are no set lines to do this on, but I pulled out all my Spellbinders Octogons and laid them on top to estimate a good cutting area then made two interior cuts.  It worked out perfectly with the octagons.

I added the frilly border around the octagon using Spellbinders Fancy Tags two.   I added border along the bottom of my focal panel and also the card.   For the sentiment I used the forked pieces of the two Spellbinders Nested Pennants set – they layer together just right.   There was certainly not much room left for anything else, lol, so I add a small bow and pearls!  I promise this is not a Christmas card but I suppose if I squinted and had the right sentiment, I could make it into one.  I just love these colors together, they were my inspiration.  Well, that’s it for me today!

Stamps: Rubbernecker, Sentiment – Printworks
Paper:  The Paper Company
Ink: Versamark, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Large Octagons, Spellbinders Small Octagons, Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants, Ivory Embossing Powder, Pearls, Seam Binding, EK Success Border Punch, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Smooches!!  I’ll see you tomorrow!!

  • lacyquilterMarch 5, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    Oooo, this is fabulous. I love the colors and how you offset the octagons.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltbMarch 5, 2011 - 8:22 pm

    WOW! This is wonderful.
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • charleneMarch 5, 2011 - 8:32 pm

    My fav colors, I love it!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lori EllMarch 5, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    I love the colors. Same colors as my living room. Another beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsMarch 5, 2011 - 8:41 pm

    Beautiful colours and such a great idea!
    You have them coming out your ears, Becca LOL
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • deb vandersteegMarch 5, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    So Beautiful Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • chrisdMarch 5, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    Just lovely!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMarch 5, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    I love cards made on kraft card stock and to use burgundy with it is just stunning. I love how you have offset the octagons. I like all the punched borders and always the die-cuts. Your card is a celebration in itself. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JalineMarch 5, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    Stunning card, great color combination. FantasticReplyCancel

  • Marlena M.March 5, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    You inspire me, Becca! I get carried away looking at beautiful cards others make and almost never get to doing my own cards. One reason, is that my efforts don’t look half as good as yours. I’d like to think that one day my cards will improve. For now, I am grateful for your daily inspiration and consistent creativity. Thank you for sticking with it and being so disciplined. :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara JayMarch 5, 2011 - 8:56 pm

    Love the card and the way you used it with the Octagons. If you spend a day organizing your craft room you have “a lot” to show for your time. A neat and organized work space ready to mess up again . LOLReplyCancel

  • MarisaMarch 5, 2011 - 8:57 pm

    Gorgeous colour combo and card. The octaganal shape is delightful and the medallion is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • lizMarch 5, 2011 - 9:02 pm

    Love Love your card I went to rubbernecker I think you used Bold Ornament? very clever ideal ,I fell in love with their stamps last year at our stamp show.ReplyCancel

  • MickieMarch 5, 2011 - 9:03 pm

    Another beauty and I love those colors together. I’ve gotta get that Spellbinder die!! LOLReplyCancel

  • LilaMarch 5, 2011 - 9:06 pm

    Wow! You always amaze me with your creativity. You truly have an eye for seeing outside the box! Love, Love, Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • MeredithMarch 5, 2011 - 9:06 pm

    Very Pretty! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jane SuperMarch 5, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Your cards are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • PatMarch 5, 2011 - 9:08 pm

    Becca, you have not wasted your day in organizing. You may not have made a card that day but you have taken some time to get things in order–sometimes needed so as to do some good thinking and producing of a good card.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergMarch 5, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    Becca – this ia so beautiful!! I love the colors and the many layers – absolutly perfect – bet it would make a gorgeous Christmas card!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi ArmentaMarch 5, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    I love this card…and the colors are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanielou KaufmanMarch 5, 2011 - 9:25 pm

    I just saw that combo of colors and was admiring the card. You did another excellent creation for this card. Whimsical?…just a bit. Creative?…Lots. Thanks for my inspiration for today.
    Hugs, JeanielouReplyCancel

  • Nancy MashburnMarch 5, 2011 - 9:55 pm

    Celebrate – Amazingly beautiful – you just keep doing it!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen ChandlerMarch 5, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love your color combination and all the lovely layers! Thanks so much for sharing it! Hugs!!

    PS. I am after my husband to make me one of those peg bow holders!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 5, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    Hi Becca!!! I’m JUST going to TRY this first—having trouble posting a comment lately! LOVE your card!!! It DOES look like a Christmas card!!! ( and NO SQUINTING!!!! :) )ReplyCancel

  • JoycekkMarch 5, 2011 - 10:21 pm

    Gorgeous! I love this!ReplyCancel

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  • Debby WalkerMarch 5, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    Lovely , lovely , lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 5, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    I like the colors together too.Lovely card.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenMarch 5, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    Becca, you are so creative. I love the layers. Love the card. This color combination is also one of my favorites.
    God bless,

  • Marcie SmithMarch 5, 2011 - 11:20 pm

    Love the rich colors of this card. Great combo. My first thought was what a beautiful clock face this would make. Love all the layering elements of this card. Nothing else needed. Your stamping on the layers turned out beautifully. Such talent and what a great eye you have. I think this might be one of my favorites so far. Just something about it that just makes it a stunner. Christmas never even crossed my mind.

  • MichelleMarch 5, 2011 - 11:21 pm

    Beautiful! I love that shade of red with the kraft paper. So elegant and rich looking. You are so talented.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HessenMarch 5, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    Dear Becca
    Your card is stunning and the colours are striking — Your work continues to inspire and amaze me.
    I dont have all the dies to make the shapes but I do try to layer my cards.
    Best Wishes Joyce from South Africa.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekMarch 5, 2011 - 11:47 pm

    Another beautiful creation, Becca! I know you have a lot of supplies to choose from (so do I) but do you have any way of explaining how you choose your elements? Probably no more so than a cook can write a recipe for something that she makes using a dab of this, a tad of that and a pinch of the other. I guess the word ‘creativity’ envelopes it all pretty well. And you’ve got it ALL! Thanks for sharing it with us. BTW, I also enjoy your daily “Amazing Quotes.”ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMarch 5, 2011 - 11:59 pm

    Beautiful!!! Everything about this creation is wonderful!!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us Becca!!!

  • Marge (mer)March 6, 2011 - 12:03 am

    Simply STUNNING, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • RubyMarch 6, 2011 - 12:40 am

    au contraire!… organizing the craft room is very important. If I don’t do it often I just keep buying the same things over and over. Of course some stamping time is also important and you probably don’t need as much time to create such lovely things. I find myself washting time in order to find things to get started that I forget what I had in mind before I started my search! haha… Tks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FroehlichMarch 6, 2011 - 1:11 am

    SO GORGEOUS!!! Love this card!!
    Thank you Becca for the beautiful inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Corine van der ZeeMarch 6, 2011 - 3:33 am

    Gorgeous, elegant and beautiful card! Love what you did with the spellbinders and stamping.

    Hugs CorineReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMarch 6, 2011 - 3:50 am

    This is beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKMarch 6, 2011 - 3:57 am

    Beautiful card and beautiful colours Becca! I love it.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • HeatherMarch 6, 2011 - 4:25 am

    Another gorgeous card Becca….. love the colours….(and I didn’t ‘think Christmas’ )….. without the bow a great ‘mans’ card……the octagons work so well mmmmmmmmm?

  • MaryannMarch 6, 2011 - 4:30 am

    WAUW this is just soo awesome Becca. As always you´ve made a masterpiece, and I just so love the colors too. You´re truely amazing dear friend. Have a wonderful sunday.ReplyCancel

  • PamMarch 6, 2011 - 5:32 am

    Fabulous card – as usual. Just when I think I have the “right” tools to make a card, along you come and astound me with the way you put everything together so beautifully. I must say though (and I hope no offence is taken), as I was reading your intro to your Celebrate card I nearly choked on my cup of tea when you said you were “piddling around your craft room” – here in Australia it means something all together different – it means to urinate lol !!!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda M.March 6, 2011 - 6:19 am

    Becca, your cards are ALWAYS outstanding to me. TFAlwaysS – WandaReplyCancel

  • Iris, Saved By GraceMarch 6, 2011 - 7:41 am

    Hi Becca!! So pretty. Have a blessed day! Iris, Saved by GraceReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.March 6, 2011 - 7:56 am

    Beautiful. Using a stamp and dividing it up…hmmmm….neat idea, I think I have a few that would work this way. thanks for the idea!! and Inspiration! ~Gin~ReplyCancel

  • paper canuckMarch 6, 2011 - 8:14 am

    sigh. I’m green with envy. Where oh where do you get your ideas? It must wake you up nights! Actually, this would make a beautiful Xmas card. hmmm, let me see: a snow flake in the middle, some white flower soft….

  • ConniecrafterMarch 6, 2011 - 8:55 am

    I like these colors together too, great idea for layering the stamp, such pretty details!ReplyCancel

  • sandi ackermanMarch 6, 2011 - 9:00 am

    layering is fun and I love the “squirlly” paper backing.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndee ScholetMarch 6, 2011 - 9:01 am

    I hear you!!! That happened to me this week. My husband asked “Could you make a thank you card?”. I managed to make QUITE a mess and then got on an organizing binge instead. I DID eventually make the card and several others that turned out amazing, but I was on quite the odyssey there and ended up spending MANY more hours on it this week than I had been planning. As a result, I neglected to work on other things that I had planned, but I was happy with the crafting progress I made.ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 6, 2011 - 9:54 am

    I love octagons! What a beautiful piece!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • DawnMarch 6, 2011 - 10:28 am

    This is such a lovely card, but most all of yours are!
    You bless me by sharing.
    Hugs, Dawn

  • Debbie SparrowMarch 6, 2011 - 10:34 am


    You are such an inspiration to me on the GRACE of GOD! He has given you such strength during this time of grief… Thank you for showing us the Love of God and Grace moment by moment.. You are such a testimony to all of us… Blessing my dear friend..

    Love and Prayers DebReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyMarch 6, 2011 - 11:41 am

    Wow, gorgeous… I think it would be fantastic for a Christmas card!! LOVE these colors!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim SearsMarch 6, 2011 - 11:45 am

    GORGEOUS! Love these colors :) all year!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMarch 6, 2011 - 12:03 pm

    Oddly… the same thing happened to me yesterday! lol I was trying to put a deadline on something, and it went horribly awry when I couldn’t find something I wanted to use! So I started to re-organize things. Before I knew it, it was 10pm! So I started to clean up (I hate leaving a cluttered space!), when I remembered the project I was working on. So I got everything together for it, and put it in a gallon sized clear bag. So it’ll all be together today when I get back to my table.

    Ok… off on a tangent! I love this card. I’m a bit confused about whether you cut your stamp, or it’s image? But either way, it’s absolutely gorgeous! And that little ribbon is perfect! TFSReplyCancel

  • Kathleen RitchieMarch 6, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Is it possible for you to design a card that I don’t ablsoutely love????? I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!!! Love the colors in this one. I find that the background color you have used goes with just about any color, and each looks fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • paulaMarch 6, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    stunning as usual Becca.

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel

  • Deebi27March 6, 2011 - 1:50 pm

    Fabulous…you have a knack of taking beautiful and possibly simple and spectacular arrives. You have a great eye for the possible to be!ReplyCancel

  • Alice M.March 6, 2011 - 3:48 pm

    Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • AnneMarch 6, 2011 - 6:57 pm

    simply stunning Becca
    Anne xReplyCancel

  • NanetteMarch 6, 2011 - 9:20 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Would you please give the measurements for this card? I love all your creations but just love how the martha stewart border punch goes along the bottom edge perfectly.



  • Dianna N.March 6, 2011 - 11:20 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I can’t believe that I went to JoAnn’s and bought the Martha Stewart border punch on clearance that you’re using on this card! How great is that? I’ve been wanting it for some time and now you’ve made me super glad that I got it today! Love your card as always! I wish I had the eye for design that you do.

  • EileenMarch 7, 2011 - 6:48 am

    Another stunning creation and I love the colours you have chosen.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • DonnaMarch 7, 2011 - 8:02 am

    Becca, you have outdone yourself, again! I love this card and all its elegance. I, too, love your new stamp and I think it is a ‘gotta have one’ for many projects in my future. Keep providing us with so much inspiration – I am always looking for new posts! You’re the BEST!!!ReplyCancel

  • Monica LoreMarch 7, 2011 - 9:02 am

    oh Becca, I so love your work. Reading your blog every day before I start working is a joy. Thank-you for sharing that artistic part of yourself. You make me smile.ReplyCancel

  • KimMarch 7, 2011 - 11:13 am

    I love this card, absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • PhyllisMarch 7, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Hi Becca!
    I love this card you put up this morning. I know just the papers I want to make it with too. For the flower I’m going to use one of the darling cupcake holders I bought at Michael. This was the perfect card at the perfect time ……for me! Thank you again…….God Bless!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMarch 8, 2011 - 11:37 am

    Another stunning card. I would love to see what that stamp looks like before being disected. I think it would be just my style. Have you heard of “Outlines” stamps. They have some stamps (called “mandalas”) that they’ve done something similar with, and are gorgeous, too. You might like them. If you want to see their gallery it’s at outlinesrubberstamp.com/gallery/catListing.cfm?cat=105.ReplyCancel

  • debra michiganMarch 8, 2011 - 9:30 pm

    Hi Becca – As a relatively new Becca-follower, I’m wonder about a couple of things. Where do you get your lovely seam binding? Also, you rarely give the finished card dimensions. That would help me in putting porportions in perspective. Sometimes a photo angle distorts. . . thanksReplyCancel

  • Joanna JohnsonMarch 9, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Beautiful!!!!! I have some of these items but now I know how I can use them. Thank you and you are in my prayers.ReplyCancel