Day 18 – 30 Days of Giving

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Victorian Bow -
Hiya sweeties!  What a week of blessings, it’s just the little things.  Another new card for you – remember I mentioned that I got into my zen earlier this week by cutting up a whole bunch of new dies and laying out the possibilities.   I love that kind of focus, when I have a lot on my mind it totally makes me relax.  At any rate this is one of ‘those’ cards and it’s the giveaway today :-)  I created a card base for this odd sized card (4-1/4″ x 6-3/4″) by using the Hinge method I’ve described before using Spellbinders Arched Elegance – the inlay piece at the top and the bottom of the piece cut for the front and the piece cut for the back of the card.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders Victorian Bow and I finished off with Spellbinders Baby Buntings and a stamped sentiment from a Quietfire Design set called Always Be My Friend.

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Victorian Bow -
If you’re new to the blog, welcome to my 30 Days of Giving – every day during the month of July I’m giving away a handmade card – you can read all the specifics HERE.  You can check to see if you’ve won a card by searching for your name on the Giveaway Winners page.  You get there by the menu at the top of the page – put your cursor on Features then look down the list and select Giveaway Winners.

For today’s comment –  How have you been able to bring friends or family into the fray of making handmade and cardmaking?



Rubber Stamps   Quietfire DesignAlways Be My Friend
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White – 80 lb smooth, My Minds Eye
Ink: Amuse Studios – French Roast
AccessoriesSpellbinders Arched Elegance, Spellbinders Victorian Bow, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Button, The Paper Studio Pearls
post-header-bottomHoping you are blessed with some fun and relaxation this weekend :-)


  • JessicaJuly 18, 2015 - 9:25 am

    My friends/ family are, to quote many of them, not creative. The rest don’t have the patience, or aren’t that talented. I try to explain how easy it is. However, not too strenuously, so as not to take away their awe. ;-)
    My niece is creative, but her talent lies in cooking. She did try cross stitch, but “it took too long”. She asked me to make a birthday card for her mom. When mom received it she wanted to know all about it. We had a convert. That was the only time my creations inspired anyone. Thanks JessicaReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 18, 2015 - 9:29 am

    A truly stunning card once again Becca. My three great nieces have followed in my footsteps and I have encouraged them further by giving them lots of card, paper, various materials and tools to help them along. I have also “been responsible” for getting friends involved in card making, as I am occasionally reminded!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 18, 2015 - 9:29 am

    Hi Becca! Well, I haven’t been here in awhile….the reason? I haven’t been getting your e-mails! Don’t know WHY??? You know life…you just get busy & forget to come over. Yes, even with a give-away like you’re having. WHO wouldn’t want one of your LOVELY CARDS???? Well, I’ve RESUBSCRIBED to your blog! HOPEFULLY, I’ll start getting your notices again! :)

    As to your question….LOL!!!! I have had NO INFLUENCE on getting ANYONE into making cards with me. I do this craft all alone! :(ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJuly 19, 2015 - 10:40 am

      Hey Beck, reach out to me through my contact page – I’m not finding your email address on the subscriber list. We’ll get this figured out :-)ReplyCancel

  • StarJuly 18, 2015 - 9:32 am

    A great granddaughter has begun to make cards for special people.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara van TongerenJuly 18, 2015 - 9:43 am

    Hello Becca. What a great weather we have in Holland now. Sun is shining and windy. And what a beauty this card is. Actually my mother introduced me with this passion. She is a cardmaker for years. And once in a while we show each other new tecknical stuff
    and and then you get a. Awww. Owww wow… I like that. I want that to. Lol. Blessings TamaraReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane SJuly 18, 2015 - 9:45 am

    I’ve had a few card making sessions for non card making friends but that has been the extent of my efforts.ReplyCancel

  • JanJuly 18, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Good afternoon Becca. I hope I have inspired a few people. I have card classes here in our home. I also have been invited many times to make cards with the Women’s Institute. (U.K.)And I have to say it is done with much laughter!! Good times. Have a good weekend. Hugs. Jan.x (U.K.)ReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 18, 2015 - 9:51 am

    Hi Becca, another beautiful card today,thank you for your inspiration. To my surprise,the other day my daughter said over the phone,mum I have bought a pattern and some wool and I am knitting a shawl! She now has enrolled herself in a portrait class for September to paint with acrylics,as she did one course with landscape and was really proud of her self!So did mum of course!!So a bit did rub off!! She turns 50 next year!! Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJuly 18, 2015 - 9:54 am

    I have a niece who loves scrapbooking. Never knew she did this until I got into cardmaking. Too bad we live at opposite ends of the country, but we share our creations via email pictures, and sending each other cards from time to time.

    Another beautiful card and bow Becca. I love how you added the pearls to the ends of the ribbon. Elegant finishing touch!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 18, 2015 - 9:54 am

    Lovely card Becca, and not too complicated. Since I have your arched elegance, I plan to make it–good all purpose card. Love the idea of using the strip from the arched elegance as the top and bottom. Thanks. I culled my huge supply of wood stamps, ink pads, patterned and bulk paper and gave it to the church–children’s ministry, ladies groups, and individuals. They so appreciated receiving the items, it was a joy to give them away and allowed me room to work in my studio. Should have done it years ago and plan to repeat every year. New converts were made to the handmade card world.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 18, 2015 - 9:54 am

    I haven’t brought anyone into this craft, but I do have a couple of friends who like it.ReplyCancel

  • GayleJuly 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

    Exquisite card Becca.
    Oh yes, I brought several people along….not that the husbands were overjoyed after supplies shopping trip.
    We sort of said “Making your own cards would be less expensive”. I do think “handmade is priceless” however.
    I worked in a Rubber Stamp Store before I got into Paper Arts & I know so many people got into stamping then.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

    Not yet, friends just like to get cards….try to tell them what fun this is, but no takers yet…ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallJuly 18, 2015 - 9:58 am

    I love crafting with my Grand Children. We get to spend time together getting creative and it means we are also making memories together. I love the one on one time I get to have with them.ReplyCancel

  • Sue D.July 18, 2015 - 10:00 am

    I love this card and the verse, Becca…gorgeous! Whenever my grandchildren are here on their own, they usually make cards. So, that is my little bit of influence on them with regards to crafting. They really enjoy it and are proud of their creations.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 18, 2015 - 10:02 am

    Hi Becca, I don’t think I have been card making long enough to influence anyone yet. Unfortunately some of the comments I get are “Isn’t it easier to just buy them?” or “You have too much time on your hands!”
    I wish I had too much time in my hands, then I would bury myself in crafting lol
    Well at least my closest family & friends get it & appreciate my efforts.
    Both my young daughters seem to be arty & my youngest shows interest & likes to make her own cards……………. So who knows :)
    Have a lovely weekend all! xReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 18, 2015 - 10:03 am

    I haven’t convinced family members yet to make cards, but I do have a friend that comes over once a week to make cards. Two heads come up with better ideas. Another amazing card thanks for sharing. Christine SpringmanReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 18, 2015 - 10:03 am

    My family & friends really love my handcrafted cards. DSIL was inspired at how nice they are and is now crafting cards. I just wish she lived in town so we could play together.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJuly 18, 2015 - 10:04 am

    Becca this is a beautiful card and a lovely sentiment, which is so true. Enjoy your weekend

  • Carol GeigerJuly 18, 2015 - 10:07 am

    I have some friends who will make cards with me, but I also have some who wouldn’t think of even trying!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 18, 2015 - 10:09 am

    Hah! This one is easy. I have 3 sisters, only one of them is even remotely interested in crafting. The other 2 like to garden. They all enjoy my cards & projects. 2 of them want to take my crafts with them to the afterlife, as they say. Wink.
    My sis who likes crafts just dabbles in it. I try to encourage her, but she is single & rather afraid she won’t make something “good” enough to give away. If I lived near enough to her,I could teach her some techniques to give her confidence.
    For now, they just get to wait for my creations!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJuly 18, 2015 - 10:12 am

    Oh what a great questions today. . . it’s easy for me to bring family and friends into my stress free craft environment!!! As for family, my husband knows how much I love to craft and has supported me throughout our 34 yrs+ of marriage, he even was the one who suggested that we go to IKEA and buy all these book cases to store my supplies!!! I guess he recognizes how my level of stress is reduced when I’m crafting. As for my sons, well they’ve always been supportive and now they contact me and say “mom I need a card for this or that, can I get one” what a huge pat on the back for me! As for my friends, I shower them with cards, nothing better than putting your heart into a “Mother’s Day” card, tho my mom is no longer with me, I make my friends a card for “Mother’s Day”, now they come to me for cards instead of the stores, I love that they love to have homemade cards instead of store bought!!!!
    What a gorgeous card, and such a warm, heart felt sentiment, I love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 18, 2015 - 10:14 am

    No one is into the card making, but my two adult girls are getting into crafting. I think once the grandchildren are older, I can entice them into card making!ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 18, 2015 - 10:15 am

    My kids had made cards at least once. I love your card the ideas are awesome thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJuly 18, 2015 - 10:18 am

    My coworker was inspired to start stamping and now has a ministry of handmade cards for her church family and other loved ones.

    Thank you for your inspiration and generosity!ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 18, 2015 - 10:18 am

    I’ve given a couple of informal hands-on demonstrations for friends in my home but no converts. My daughter created a lovely first-year scrapbook of their daughter but that granddaughter is now 16 years old! The younger generation seems to gravitate towards electronics. Gorgeous card again, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • B. LundquistJuly 18, 2015 - 10:19 am

    My grandkids love crafting with me…they make their own tags for gifts for their classmates along with some special cards for parents or siblings. I especially love this card today and know someone who really needs a lift! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • JUDY SmedleyJuly 18, 2015 - 10:20 am

    Such a beautiful card. We have met many new and wonderful friends through this creative outlet. I have a niece who loves to make cards with us and we give her papers etc.. to encourage her creativity. The rest of our family and friends love to get our cards but have no desire to attempt a card.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJuly 18, 2015 - 10:20 am

    another gorgeous creation, love how you did the top and bottom sections, the text behind looks great! My sister in law gave it a try for some time but she went back to sewing and my nephews wife does it also, but they live far from me so we don’t have creative time togetherReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJuly 18, 2015 - 10:23 am

    I have a dear friend who will “join me” for a Saturday afternoon of card making. She is very creative and loves to learn about using the tools and supplies, but she hasn’t “bought in” to card making as far as amassing her own collection of supplies. That is okay, because I really enjoy her company.

    My son has a very artistic eye though he will soon leave for college with dreams of becoming a chemical engineer. His school projects (posters, dioramas, and even digital creations) have always been amazing. I like to attribute that to the time he spent playing with decorative-edged scissors, paper, and stickers while I scrapbooked.

    It was fun trying to engage my mom-in-law in scrapbooking. We are both teachers and I tried to convince her that a page is just a tiny bulletin board. She finished one book and gave up scrapbooking….she said there were too many decisions to make and that she is not creative. We tried!ReplyCancel

  • Julie I.July 18, 2015 - 10:24 am

    You have such a gift for combining interesting die cut shapes!
    The Spellbinders Victorian Bow is a unique shape you’ve used beautifully to frame the sentiment. As for bringing family & friends into handmade card making…. I’ve hosted several get togethers for friends. Each participant designs a card and puts together kits to make it. Then it’s an all day workshop as we make our cards! In the last couple of years, I helped my daughter-in-law design and create baby shower invitations, thank you notes & baby announcements… all for my first grandchild!ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerJuly 18, 2015 - 10:27 am

    Hi Becca! Love your card today. Very elegant! Love your hinge technique, too……looks especially nice on this card. I’ve attracted friends and family into hand making cards by sending them handmade cards. Oftentimes they ask me how I made it……..and then, the FUN begins!
    Hugs, PatReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweJuly 18, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Someday I hope to be able to list my own blog, it’s one of my dreams. :) I live far from most of my family, but I’ve been asked to make sets of cards for my sister and I have done that, and hope to make another set for her when I can–she is a school principal, and I tend to make cards she uses for colleagues and she loves Classic Pooh, so I’ve collected a bunch of those stamps and hope to create this time something more grown up and sophisticated. Last time I was visiting them and bought a wedding invitation box and used those card fronts, panels, ribbon, and envelopes. This time I hope to make them quite different… I’ve also been collecting a few supplies to make cards for my mother to give to her cross-stitching friends, as that is my mother’s passion, and I don’t think she’s been all that excited about my cards–at least she doesn’t see paper crafting as as much an art form as what she does, although I have worked on cards and bookmarks especially around her (I once spent about 10 weeks there to help her after she had a major surgery and made about 500 bookmarks that I gave away–about 100 for my sister’s staff at school at Christmas and the rest were mainly bible verse or faith-based sentiments, although a few had reading comments like “this is where I fell asleep” which works for me!), and she has been astonished at the amount of time and various steps involved in making a card. Hoping to combine some actual stitching on some of her cards along with some dies that go along with the cross-stitch look. I’ve worked on it in the past and didn’t like the results–used elements from different manufacturers that didn’t match up in scale and had to let the project go. Hoping this time it will work. Would love to incorporate the look of old quilts too in some, and purchased a couple of JustRite stamps with quilt patterns lately…

    Sorry, Becca this is so long! I have a question for you, and you can feel free to send me an e-mail or answer it here… I’m a little confused about the status of JustRite. I know their store closed and I am still looking for a few of your stamps and a couple of other JustRite stamps (like the Lilac 2-step stamp set), and bought that Lilac set from a store, then I was contacted that they were out of stock on that set, but that it would be back in stock in August. I was puzzled and asked how that was possible when JustRite has gone out of business (I’ve seen that posted on other store sites). They said they’d do some research, and sent me a note saying that JustRite hasn’t gone out of business, but one can only purchase their stamps through distributors or in stores. Yet I know your Amazing Paper Graces and other JustRite designer stamps were retired. So I am confused–can you please clarify this?

    What a gorgeous card for this day, Becca! I have recently purchased 4 of your die sets, the Arched sets and the Curved ones (not sure if I have the names right…) and cannot wait to use them. Your cards always take my breath away, and I love the fantastic ribbon you use, what amazing quality! You introduced me to Quietfire stamps, I LOVE them, and didn’t know about this Canadian company and I live in Canada… So grateful to now have a few of these unbelievably beautiful sentiment stamps.

    Blessings, and again sorry this is SO long!


    • Becca FeekenJuly 19, 2015 - 10:46 am

      Hey Joanne, no comment is ever too long – speak your heart!

      So to answer your question, to the best of my knowledge JustRite is closed, I imagine there are still some left over products to sell but I’m not really in the loop on that.

      So glad that you’ve found a use for some of the things I love :-)ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 18, 2015 - 10:31 am

    we have a group that makes cards monthly and I ask if they want to come and many have and just love it. gorgeous card. now I will sit down and read and look at everything you used and figure out how you made this beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Alma DirpaulJuly 18, 2015 - 10:35 am

    You’re cards are beautiful. I want to run to my craft room and start creating every time I see your cards!ReplyCancel

  • BenteJuly 18, 2015 - 10:39 am

    Another stunning card, Becca!
    None of my family members have patience enough to make their own handmade cards, my sister tried, but lost her patience right away.
    One of my nearest friends, though, has taken on cardmaking, and I hope I have inspired her to do so ;)ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJuly 18, 2015 - 10:39 am

    What a gorgeous card! So inspiring. I love crafting with my daughter and my nieces and pride myself that I’ve drawn them into card making and scrapbooking.ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 18, 2015 - 10:42 am

    What a beautiful card. I love all the dies and layers you used. I can’t say I’ve brought anyone into the fray of cardmaking, but my DH is definitely an enabler. I just tell him when I’m looking for something at a stamp show or shop and if he can’t find it, it’s not there.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 18, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Another beautiful card. Your such a blessing to all of us to share your talents with us. Many times after seeing your card I go on line and find the dies or stamps you use so I can add to my collection. No one in my family is interested in card making so I surround myself in this small town with friends who enjoy the same interest as myself. Once a month several ladies come over to my room and we just work on whatever inspires us. Another group meets 3 times a month and it is strictly card making.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 18, 2015 - 10:56 am

    Another lovely creation! I only know of one person I encouraged to start card making????! However if I provide the “fixins” my circle members love to put cards together in marathon sessions. They gave wonderful ideas in mixing and matching elements.ReplyCancel

  • JudyBJuly 18, 2015 - 10:57 am

    My youngest daughter started me in the scrapbooking part and now I make mostly cards. My oldest daughter is now into card making and scrapbooking. I hope when I am gone that these cards and pages will mean something to my children.ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJuly 18, 2015 - 10:59 am

    Well, from all of my family, here and abroad, only my 17 year old granddaughter is into crafts, although not handmade cards, she paints with water colors and acrylics and she is looking into going to an art school when she graduates High School next year. I have many friends who are into card making and we swap cards once or twice a month, which is awesome.
    My in laws only love receiving my cards but, when I’ve approached the subject of maybe coming to my house so they can get an idea of how fun this is, they have never accepted so, I just let it go.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card Becca, I love the sentiment and the beautiful lay out and details. I hope I’ll be the lucky one this time.

  • LageneJuly 18, 2015 - 11:00 am

    I love the vintage script layers, the aged/shaped layer is very vintage looking!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 18, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Beautiful card. I am so glad you showed the Victorian Bow. I have never seen this die. As I show a card to a friend and they say they wish they could do it…that’s all that needs to be said. I take them to my craft room, pull out my supplies and away we go. I love the look on their face when they have created their own card.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 18, 2015 - 11:03 am

    Receiving handmade cards almost always brings the question…how did you do that? The first thing I like to show them is heat embossing….a fascinating technique which always brings a – WOW!- then I let them do it…soooo much FUN to see their pleasure. Then on to other techniques they want to see…and TRY! Personally I was hooked the moment I saw heat embossing and then walked into a local stamp store – a passion was born!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Laraine RJuly 18, 2015 - 11:08 am

    Gorgeous card! Both of my boys loved to make cards when they were little but not any more. Both daughter in laws love to receive my cards but both say they don’t have the time. But I have 3 grandbabies and gramma will have them stamping!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen mJuly 18, 2015 - 11:09 am

    Yes, some of my nieces and a sister-in-law now craft cards too! Others have branched off into jewelry making or sewing.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 18, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Another gorgeous card. I tried getting my friend, of over 50+ years into cardmaking. I bought her lots of supplies, etc. and she made a lot of beautiful cards, which I treasure. She decided after about a year that she didn’t want to do it anymore so she gave me all the supplies. It was a shame as she was really getting creative in making them.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJuly 18, 2015 - 11:27 am

    I love the elegance of your card Becca, and the saying is so true! I have never enticed anyone into stamping or card-making, although I have persuaded a lot of my stamping friends to purchase items that I have found on-line (for one, the two paper cutters that you use Becca, both by Tonic) and many stamps, bow making machines and markers.ReplyCancel

  • RosieJuly 18, 2015 - 11:28 am

    Don’t think I’ve encouraged anyone into making cards, etc., however there are 8 of us card makers who exchange ideas or what to buy or what works best or where we can purchase things so we keep our credit cards burning. RosieReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 18, 2015 - 11:30 am

    I love this card sentiment. I can think of dear friends for whom this would be absolutely perfect.

    I enjoy paper crafting with my young grandchildren. Glue, stickers, and markers are their tools of inspiration and it is amazing to watch.

    Before my mother passed, some of our most special moments together were around a sewing machine, palette of paints, or craft gift project.

    I love this prompt Becca! Brings back sweet memories.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 18, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful verse and a gorgeous card again , sadly i can not get my family to try any kind of craft the wives are much too busy with making a career from their jobs , my grandchildren have too many after School activities then homework before bed , How sad is this ?
    Take Care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • ReginaJuly 18, 2015 - 11:31 am

    So Happy to have found you Becca, Thank you for sharing your GOD given talents. Bless youReplyCancel

  • RaquelJuly 18, 2015 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful card and the words are just as beautiful. Becca I do not really have anyone that stamps with me now. Before I moved I use to get together with friends that I made in a little store that sold stamps etc. But when I moved I really have not found anybody that enjoys crafting/card making. I like to go into my craft little area and create. The new friends that I have made do not because they work 8 to 10 hours a week have families and try to catch up with work at home. I guess we have all done this before!!! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire,UKJuly 18, 2015 - 11:39 am

    Another lovely card with a beautiful Quietfire sentiment. I do so love their stamps but not so easily obtained over here.I have introduced a couple of friends to card making over the years but unfortunately they never seem to go the distance. Instead they just come to me and ask me to make the special cards they need! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • BerniceJuly 18, 2015 - 11:43 am

    I am always reminding my daughter how much fun it could be making cards if she would just give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJuly 18, 2015 - 11:44 am

    Another gorgeous card!! love it!! we, my daughter, cousin and I, do a card class at church once a month and only charge 5.00 for supplies and they go home with 3 gorgeous cards and have a lot of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterJuly 18, 2015 - 11:44 am

    You have such a talent for card making. I love everyone of the cards you have shown. No one else I know is interested in making things like I do. They are all busy with their families and other obligations and don’t seem to be able to find the time.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 18, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Another lovely card. I have a friend who is showing signs of interest. We are going to have a crafty day together. Reckon she could be hooked then. Well see….ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MartinJuly 18, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Hi Becca!

    I sadly do not have any friends who are crafters. Most I think believe that it is a waste of time and money. “I should be out exercising and having fun!”

    After receiving several handmade creations from me, my mother is starting to dabble at trying to start on her own but she is OVERWHELMED with the amount of products and the cost.

    I have three daughters, who I hope and pray will follow in my footsteps. My oldest is 17 and she appreciate what I do but does not care to try for herself. My middle is 13 and she tries to stamp and color after watching me but she gets frustrated b/c hers is not “like mine” and quits. My youngest is 8 and she is the most promising. She loves to stamp and watercolor and does a pretty good job.


  • JoAnn B.July 18, 2015 - 12:03 pm

    Lovely card and great sentiment. My granddaughters and great-granddaughters love to make cards when they come to visit. They do scrapbooking also. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • CarolineJuly 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    Good Morning Becca! I just got some of the quiet fire stamps in yesterday and love them! Thanks for the lead in that and she’s Canadian which makes it way easier for me. Shipping costs and exchange rates are huge. Especially with Spellbinders which is my Favourite place for dies. Anyway. Way of subject now back to your question; my family loves my cards and says I should sell them. As far as the interest in making them no one feels they are talented enough or just get intimidated with all my the things to make a card. They just say no I can’t do that. I wish sometimes I had a card making buddy. Maybe when my grand daughter gets a little bigger she will show interest. My grand niece who lives with me says no that’s not my thing! Lol teenagers!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesJuly 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    This is beautiful, Becca. And,
    I LOVE the sentiment! It is SO true!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJuly 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    I have inspired my old sister to card making and also my niece. They both live far away so it is difficult to schedule our little own card classes. I have done this with my sister but still working on some time to get together with my niece. She is really into Zentangle and does an amazing job but needs help to bring her card making level up to really show off her talents.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 18, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    Once again such an amazing and beautiful card here. I´ve never been able to make many of my family and friends into crafting, but I´ve certainly got many many new friends because oif it thoug, and all my 7 granddaughters are all really happy for crafting now as they all grow up, and that is sooo awesome. All the girls just loves to spend time with me in my craftroom and they also bring more of their young friends here too, and that is sooo cool.
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone.ReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 18, 2015 - 12:29 pm

    Hi Becca stunning card again l do try to get my family into craft but not much success only my granddaughter likes crafting but l will keep trying hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 18, 2015 - 12:41 pm

    I had brought my 2 sisters into scrapbooking but not card making really. But one has stopped all together, says she does not have the time, my other one still does it but seems to only be able to do it on New years day, lol she never seems to have time through out the year.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Lure them into the craft room and that’s all it takes!!ReplyCancel

  • EllenJuly 18, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    Hi Becca, my englisch is not very good…sorry!
    Your card is sooo beautiful…love it. I love al your cards.
    Xx EllenReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillJuly 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    Hi Becca,Love the use of the dies.The is just lovely.
    So far I have only been able to get my granddaughter interested.She was staying with me for a few weeks and she wanted to make her mom a birthday card.So we played and she created her first card.She was so proud of herself.
    God bless,KatherineReplyCancel

  • DK KeelsJuly 18, 2015 - 1:10 pm

    Actually, my family and friends prior to my entry to the crafting world (about 2 years ago) still are not “interested” in crafting with me or those who might live across the country. What crafting has done for me is to qualitatively expand my circle of friends to those who are crafters. I have met individuals in Hobby Lobby and Michaels where crafting has been the initial bond that has cemented our adventures and friendships.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 18, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    It is easy with the card making. Usually starts when they receive a card and they say “I wish I could do that”. I then get them to tag a long to one of my clubs. Sometimes they get hooked. Crocheting or sewing are different, though. I did have a male friend who wanted to learn how I crocheted the edging on an afgan! He already had a basic knowledge of crocheting, really just had to show him a few new stitches.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 18, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. I love the aged newsprint. Lovely idea!

    I must say, I haven’t been able to entice anyone into my card making. I did get one friend started, but she hasn’t continued. Too bad, because it is a lot of fun to get crafty with others.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 18, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    I have a friend that started me into stamping & we are still very good friends. I have introduced stamping & card making to several friends. Some ladies said oh I can’t do that so i tell them to come to my house & see how easy it is. I have also told them to look at your cards because you are the queen of beautiful cards.
    My grandchildren like to stamp but now that sports has became part of your life, it is hard to find time for them to stamp & create.
    My granddaughter is a natural with coloring & placement of items.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 18, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    One of my greatest joys is sharing a day with friends and making cards. Over the years I’ve invited every one of my gfs to join me for a day of cardmaking and like any adventure there are many reasons for some to drop out. But my door is always open for whoever is interested. These include friends from church, hs and college friends, Tai Chi, exercise, dance, singing, art and cooking classes, work associates and neighbors. I’m thrilled that my friends from different walks of life all get to know each other too.ReplyCancel

  • Jan F.July 18, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    Like to exchange information and cards with a friend who is into stamping. I don’t do too much stamping as I generate all my sentiments on the computer and die cut them. I would term my work papercrafting more so than stamping. Will be moving shortly closer to my family so am hoping to get a sister-in-law and nieces possibly interested. They love receiving my cards and see how nice it is to be able to personalize them when they’re handmade. Today’s new card is very lovely! Another source of inspiration for my dabblings!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 18, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    This is another stunning card! I wish I could say that I’ve definitely succeeded in getting them fully on board, but as yet the “bug” has yet to “bite” them. I’ve tried teaching my kids to sew and knit and quilt, and now have tried to share my love of cardmaking, but I think the effort involved at this stage puts them off. I hope age and maturity and a family of their own will make the difference xxReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 18, 2015 - 2:07 pm

    I have gotten my grandchildren and daughter in laws to make handmade item and some cards.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 18, 2015 - 2:20 pm

    Hi Becca – another lovely creation today. Whenever I get a visit from my two granddaughters I make it a point to craft with them hoping that in the future they will follow through with doing crafts.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    I have been making cards thanks to a friend for sharing her talent with me.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJuly 18, 2015 - 2:24 pm

    Well, I have not. I helped my daughter make cards way back when, for a school project. It was torture… both for her and I. Sadly, I’m the only one in my circle of family and friends who makes cards. So that means I’m the only one who never receives one in the mail. I want to win one of your cards SO,SO BADLY!!!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 18, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Another beauty today, you make the most exquisite cards.
    I believe in getting them early, so I started with a neighbours daughter 12 years ago and got her into card making. Then, when my granddaughters came along, one by one they’ve joined me in my craft room. The youngest, who is now 9, also likes scrapbooking.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth LambosJuly 18, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Well, dear Becca, I have a few friends that have always been crafty, so we get together when ever we can and just play with each other’s newest toys! Lovely card today!ReplyCancel

  • NancyRJuly 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    I really haven’t personally brought anybody to making cards. I taught some classes at my local Michael’s and also taught classes at a cardmaking group where we lived for 7 years. I may try to start something at my new location.ReplyCancel

  • Raya RJuly 18, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Simply lovely Becca! I help one lady understand how to use her spellbinder dies and what to do with them. She has an incredible amount of dies and rubber stands as she orders often and then doesn’t use them. So, I have begun the process of helping her. We devote 4 hours each week to her lessons.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    I haven’t been able to. LOL They love my cards and when they want a special card they come over to get my help once in awhile. I keep hearing they would love to have the time and patience but they never seem too. Where they see stress I find relaxing. That is what makes the world go round, all the different talents.ReplyCancel

  • dottieJuly 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    All of your card creations are consistently beautiful and I love this one as well. I have been following your 30 days of cards but only on the run with no time for comment. This one I had to stop for a second and comment on the word paper used in the die in back of the sentiment. I think it is so gorgeous and the sentiment as well. Thanks Becca for a rich tour of your adventures in the card making world!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 18, 2015 - 3:06 pm

    Hi Becca, Another stunning card, I love it.
    Sadly, I haven’t been able to interest any of my family into cardmaking etc, they love to receive them but aren’t interested in the hobby, sadly, as I would love to receive a handmade card myself hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothJuly 18, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    Hi Becca! Another beautiful card! I love how you combine dies, papers and sentiments! I don’t think I have ever inspired anyone to make cards. I do have quite a few who say they love when they receive them and some actually keep them to look at again and again. I would love to win one of yours! It would framed and in a place of honor in my home! Have a good week!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJuly 18, 2015 - 3:08 pm

    Another lovely card to feast our eyes on!

    I have had card making parties a few times… kids love that (and so do their moms, who usually stay). I’ve taken elements for a card, with a couple of options, to someone so they could pick out and put together their own card with me there to help. I also started a blog and several family members follow. I alternate between nature photos they like to see and cards and other craft projects. It’s getting them talking. : )ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 18, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful gem today thankyou!!!
    I went along to a craft club probably 26 years ago!!! oh dear me!!! I didn’t realise just how old I’ve got : ) we were quite an eclectic group. There was a lady called Judy and we just clicked, over the years we have done classes been on craft shopping trips had some absolutely fabulous times together!!! She is one of my dearest friends!!!
    Both my daughter’s dabble but both say mum can you domeReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 18, 2015 - 3:39 pm

    Sorry can you do me one of your cards they’re better than ours!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 18, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    My grandchildren now just head to the basement and know what they can use to make cards. They are quite creative. Our ladies’ group at church wanted to make thank you cards for members who served in the Armed Forces and again for other members. They asked me to bring in the supplies and we had one fun evening. Everyone appreciated the home-made cards. I also like to cut out a bunch of dies and then think about how to use them in a card.
    Thank you for your kindness in giving away your precious cards. Beautiful one today.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 18, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Hi Becca. Another stunning card today :-) I love the gorgeous inlay die. It is so nice to know that my nieces have been inspired to make cards from some of mine, and I often pass down crafty bits and pieces to them which I no longer use. I love seeing their creations :-)
    Thank you so much Becca for all of your beautiful, inspiring creations which you share with us, and for the opportunity to win them. I feel very lucky and totally honoured for my name to have been picked and that I will receive one of your fabulous creations :-)) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne WeberJuly 18, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    Another lovely card Becca. So far I haven’t been able to convince people of the joys of creating. Too many excuses – not enough time, too expensive to get into it, etc. My sister does make cards as does one daughter-in-law but she usually uses a photo on the front of the card. Hopefully some will pick up the craft.ReplyCancel

  • marieJuly 18, 2015 - 4:05 pm

    Lovely card as always…ReplyCancel

  • TrishaJuly 18, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    I love the look of this card and the others you have done with the filigree bases.
    Actually it was a friend that got me started making cards and now several other friends are enjoying it too!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte WagesJuly 18, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    If I learn a new technique I share it with a friend that I work with. There are several people that inspire me.
    My family likes homemade pies and bread but they just want to eat it.
    I have a treasure of a friend. We have been friends since JR. High. We’ve been out of school now for over 40 years.ReplyCancel

  • Denise's PatchJuly 18, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Hi Becca, First of all such a gorgeous card, always gob smacked with your creative talent, love it. I was introduced to making cards by my eldest Daughter, and started blogging which opened up the door to such amazing talent and world wide of crafty friends. It’s great to be part of it and I thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful creation as the sentiment used is so true. Have a lovely day xReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJuly 18, 2015 - 4:17 pm

    I feel like a broken record when I say your cards are beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, pretty, amazing… I am running out of superlatives!!! ?? I have managed to get some friends interested in card making, though their true love is scrapbooking! My grandchildren love to make cards with their GiGi. They love to play with my “toys” and make cards for their parents!ReplyCancel

  • CheriJuly 18, 2015 - 4:19 pm

    They’re just amazed at the time it takes to make one, and the fact that I did it just for them!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 18, 2015 - 4:22 pm

    This is so lovely! But for me i do not have any friends even though I go out of my way to be nice to people. So the quote for today is so true. A true friend is definitely a treasure!

    As for the answer for today, I have not been able to get my family into making cards except for my niece and she was taught while she was a nurse in a hospital.

    One family decided to recycle all the cards they get by cutting the fronts off store bought cards they receive and attaching them to the gifts they give at Christmas and the other family is getting cranky as she gets older and just does not have the patience anymore so she buys store bought cards..ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 18, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    I have taken my daughter and daughter-in-law with me to crops and scrapbooked and crafted with them in our home. I’ve done the same with friends and even had “online” crafty sessions with friends that live away via online chats while we’re both working on projects.ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 18, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Such a true sentiment! My daughter is also a card maker, but inactive at this point in life. She uses all her creative talent in working with birth to three year old children thru Early Head Start. But I am sure down the road she will get back to it. I have several sets of stamps (purchased twice by mistake :) set aside for her when she is ready to dive back in. I do have family ask me to make cards for them to give so I know they appreciate those they receive.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferJuly 18, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    A couple of friends got “hooked” after I had them at my house one afternoon for a card making session. Over the years they have taken many stamping classes from me and have get together to “create” also. Maybe someday my grandchildren will be interested!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 18, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    No one but me.ReplyCancel

  • melindaJuly 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    I have fun making cards with my 9 year old niece. She and I have lots of fun hacking and crafting. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.July 18, 2015 - 4:56 pm

    Once a month my sister goes with me to a card making group. It is so fun to do this with her. At other times I will get a card kit and ask both of my sisters to put them together with me. We do this just for fun and to be together. 98% of the time i make cards from scratch, but it is a joy to share these times with my cherish sisters.ReplyCancel

  • Terri (terriavidreader) ScottJuly 18, 2015 - 5:06 pm

    The only way I’ve been able to bring family and friends into this is by sending them most of the cards I make!! and they do tell me they love them (even the ones that didn’t turn out so great!)
    Bless you for sharing your lovely cards with everyoneReplyCancel

  • Pam TASJuly 18, 2015 - 5:13 pm

    Hi Becca the words on this card are very true ! I love the way you have the
    beads on the ribbon must try this.
    Most people love handmade but say they have not got the patience they say
    they don’t know we’re I get it .
    I guess it comes with age ! Lol
    My 3 year old grandson loves the big shot maybe he might take it up don’t
    know If Dad will approve ha ha . Hugs XXXReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 18, 2015 - 5:14 pm

    Getting ready to make a convert! Going to start making Christmas cards soon. My daughters best friend said something the other day about how she was ready for Christmas to get here. I asked if she wanted to come over and start cards. She jumped at the chance. Soon she will be reeled in with the rest of us! Oh well, it’s good clean fun (unless you look at my craft room). Love the card! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 18, 2015 - 6:11 pm

    I love it when you play with new dies, Becca! The results are always spectacular.
    I run a craft group and hopefully have helped to show people how to make a card that they are pleased to send to someone. We had a new lady yesterday who struggles with mobility. She has always said that she couldn’t make things, but was so delighted with her creation that she is taking it to Church in the morning. It’s such a blessing to see how much enjoyment people get out of creating something, especially when they initially think they can’t!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJuly 18, 2015 - 6:16 pm

    I have not been lucky enough to get somebody interested in doing this with me, even though everybody loves them and appreciate them. Thank you for giving us a chance to share our thoughts and feelings with you. As usual, another stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • dorothy HarrisonJuly 18, 2015 - 6:26 pm

    Ugh! Sadly – I have not brought most of them into the fray – although a few were already here or joined with me! Yet – so many don’t want to give the time and energy…. But they are friends, and a true friend is worth their weight in platinum! Thank you for an inspirational card – I love how you cut the typed paper – I would not have tried that!! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 18, 2015 - 6:40 pm

    One of my friends just made this comment to me. I often say it to those I love and care about and who need a little encouragementReplyCancel

  • Sarah M.July 18, 2015 - 6:48 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca. I have taken a friend with me to a card class, but she thought it was too stressful. Card making is such a stress reliever for me. My friends can’t understand how I make the cards especially when I tell them I used a die. It’s priceless to see the look on their face when they receive a handmade card.ReplyCancel

  • Jan SymondsJuly 18, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Bec, your ‘Creations’ are stunning. I don’t always get time to look at what you have sent through but save them for later, then I wished I had looked earlier. You are a very creative and beautiful lady. Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.July 18, 2015 - 8:04 pm

    What a beautiful card you made today! I love the little pink roses! Your question today is one that I don’t think I have an answer to. The closest I think I can get to bringing friends or family into crafting is that because of my scrap booking my sister has started scrapbooking too. I feel very lucky to have the GASC in my neighborhood every June and my sister was awed the first time she joined me there. She makes beautiful pages of her daughter’s dance career.ReplyCancel

  • FrannJuly 18, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    I’ve helped many women get started on card making as I teach. Several have become wonderful, close friends. Your cards are so elegant and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJuly 18, 2015 - 8:49 pm

    Kind of late today, lots going on will explain later. I have gotten my only sister and one nwixe inro it along qith 5 or 6 neivh oorhood ladies ans we meet ebery Ruesday nifht from 6:30 till 9:30 My friend has a old healthcood store she rexix and put tables in anx it has a xountrttop cor our machines where we meet.
    Love todays card Becca. Have never tried the hinge vut have to watch rhe tutorialonne more time to seer id I canget it, lol!!! Have a wonderdul weekens my dear
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Peggy AllenJuly 18, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    Lovely card. I have brought my friends and relatives into card making by stamping parties and just getting together to craft.
    God bless,

  • April S.July 18, 2015 - 9:24 pm

    My family gets into card making by asking me to make cards that they need! My husband always points out to recipients that “She made that card!”ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 18, 2015 - 9:33 pm

    I have had friends and family making cards, but unfortunately they did not have the passion that I have. They have long left the art of card making behind. I have one other friend that likes to indulge, and then I have a group of on-line friends that share the love with me!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 18, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    Love the hinged style cards and this one is gorgeous and the quote is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your cards. My closest friend now makes and sends handmade cards. Over the last few years, I’ve gotten her very interested in it and she’s actually a better card maker (style and color) than I am.ReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 18, 2015 - 9:48 pm

    Wow!! Another awesome card today. I just love it. I have a friend that got me started making cards and in turn, I have been teaching my grand daughters how to make cards. It’s really a good time for all of us.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 18, 2015 - 9:58 pm

    I just want to say thank you for all that you create am share with us. I know that you must have a very busy schedule but you find the time to share with others. You are truly an inspiration especially to me. I try to take the time each day and make someone smile. I don’t have the grace and talent that tou do so I use my own methods of happiness.ReplyCancel

  • PamJuly 18, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    I do have friends who craft with me, but no family.ReplyCancel

  • JulianaTJuly 18, 2015 - 10:30 pm

    lovely card. Yes, my daughter and I make a lot of cards together. I taught her a lot and we have fun with itReplyCancel

  • Mo WhitehurstJuly 18, 2015 - 10:31 pm

    I inspired two of my friends to make cards but they are not as enthusiastic as me. However when I make them a card they always want to know how,so I teach them when I have the time. Your cards by far are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonJuly 18, 2015 - 10:40 pm

    I adore this stunning beauty! Love, love, love the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Myrtle J in VA USAJuly 18, 2015 - 10:42 pm

    For some reason my comment didn’t post.

    Beautiful card, Becca.
    My non-crafty friends and family have no interest in making cards themselves. They ask me to make them. The younger generation would be happy if I posted on their Facebook page!ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.July 18, 2015 - 10:52 pm

    I have been responsible for at least one friend taking up cardmaking and have also encouraged friends’ children to do cardmaking and spent time and donated/gifted supplies to them to get them inspired. It reminds me of hours spent learning knitting and sewing from mym mum and grandma. I have done a little with my own kids but they are very artistic and mainly teach themselves (and from the internet) drawing, sewing etc.ReplyCancel

  • BettyJuly 18, 2015 - 11:14 pm

    Hi Becca!n I got a couple of my friends into card making after showing them some of my hand-made cards. Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenJuly 19, 2015 - 12:24 am

    Iam disabled and don’t get out much so I haven’t asked anyone to craft with me.


  • Sandi SmithJuly 19, 2015 - 12:57 am

    This card is another stunning card Becca. I love the sentiment and the layers add so much texture.
    I’ve shared hand making different crafts over the years and even taught making porcelain dolls. I love sharing what I’ve learned. I’ve helped my sister-in-law how to scrapbook but I’ve most enjoy sharing my love of paper crafting with my Granddaughter, Emma. She’s 12 and has been crafting for quite a few years. She’s very artistic and is a joy to create with.ReplyCancel

  • LeisaJuly 19, 2015 - 1:08 am

    I have made some cards for friends, but not nearly as many as I have the “intention” to make. I started out as a scrapbooker, not a card-maker, but I’ve switched these two activities around, and am turning into a card-maker.

    Since you started this 30 day thought-provoking activity, I have been thinking about a friend of mine who had joined a group that made daily cards for people who are terminally ill, and I’m thinking of finding out more about this group, and I may join them – thanks to you for putting this idea back into my head.

    I LOVE your cards and feel so inspired by them.


  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 19, 2015 - 1:17 am

    Hi, Becca,
    I love this card using the dies you designed – exquisite!

    Interesting question…I think my younger sister was on a quest to find her craft because of my cardmaking and my twin sister’s scrapbooking and jewelry-making. She discovered knitting and she now understands my outrageous inventory of paper and supplies!

    I think I have inspired some who are already paper crafters more than motivated someone to start. I think the creative spirit is alive and well but people express it in so many ways – gardening, cooking,writing,building,teaching… I have particularly enjoyed reading comments to your blog because I so resonate to the voice that expresses a desire to share something of love and beauty with other people. That kind of generosity I recognize and appreciate.

    Love & blessings,

  • AlisonJuly 19, 2015 - 2:11 am

    A number of years ago I had a very good friend who also loved to make cards and do other paper-crafting. Together we would get ideas off each other and share each others strengths. So 13years after I shifted away, we are still in contact via Skype every Thursday during her lunch hour,where we catch up and still share our passion for card making. The ideas still flow!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 19, 2015 - 2:40 am

    Beautiful card Becca!! I have encouraged friends and family into crafting by my enthusiasm, and results of the taylored-to-them cards.
    Thank you for your incredible generosity.

  • lorrayne ingramJuly 19, 2015 - 3:02 am

    One of my friends used to make cards years ago, but the last year or so she started back. Not sure of anyone else. At first I thought the written cardstock was macrame.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 19, 2015 - 3:56 am

    Hello Becca,

    Stunning card, love the design and sentiment, so beautiful.

    I am afraid I have not bought anyone into card making or design, I have friends who are into music and arts but not card making, family love my creations but they are not ‘into’ it so to speak so apart from my blog and Design Team friends that is it.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Sally J.July 19, 2015 - 6:55 am

    I have introduced a friend of mine to making cards and now she is as crazy about it as I am! My sister got me started making cards and buying me my first rubber stamps. This card is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 19, 2015 - 7:07 am

    Today’s card is gorgeous!
    No, no friends or family have joined me in creating cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry RoseJuly 19, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Sadly, none of my friends like to craft at all…but they LOVE the handmade cards…lol, especially when I try to individualize them to each recipient’s favorite pasttime, color, etc..ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine S.July 19, 2015 - 8:21 am

    A few friends have started a group that gets together once a month to make cards together. We have new girls joining us and now there are 7 of us. Through this I have made new friends, no luck with family however…..ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 19, 2015 - 8:24 am

    Hi Becca,

    I love everything about this card and luckily for me, I have the tools to create a similar one. I have guided my son’s girlfriend through making a Valentines Day Book, that’s it so far.

    Best regards,


  • DesireeJuly 19, 2015 - 10:20 am

    I wish I could, but I’m afraid not. My girls’ join me sometimes in making things however it is usually just me.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonJuly 19, 2015 - 11:47 am

    Another masterpiece, I think that’s what I need to do is cut up a lot of dies and then try to work that way, Well now you go me thinking, thanks for the tip Becca!

    Hugs and God Bless,

  • SuzzieQJuly 19, 2015 - 11:53 am

    If I know the person’s favorite color, then I first start with creating the card using this color, unless the event dictates the color. Then, if I am lucky, I will have been inspired by someone else’s beautiful card. Most of the time while designing and producting the cards, I design as I go along. Sometimes I will think about the design, sleep on the idea, then when I wake-up the design composition will be finished in my head. Oh, how I love this technique! Wishing all a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel