Day of Giving Friday: Elegant Gift Portfolio

Elegant Gift Portfolio Kit by Becca Feeken using Wedding Collection Dies -
Good morning!  Know what today is?  That’s right, Day of Giving Friday!  Since I was right in the middle of sharing bits and pieces of new designs for my newest line of dies, I’m going to keep going right through Day of Giving Friday.  That means you have not seen this project before and it also means that I’ll be sending it out to one of my sweet readers.  If you’re not familiar with Day of Giving Friday, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. (Note to patient readers – yes I’m still working on the prize mail and should have my whole batch packaged up in the next couple of days).

Elegant Gift Portfolio Kit by Becca Feeken using Wedding Collection Dies -
For your comment today – when you are crafting handmade gifts which do you do more often – give something memorable, sentimental or making something functional that can be used?  That leads me on to the sample I’m showing today.  I wanted to make something that could be useful that could be dressed up or down and left at a place setting like the Ladies Stamp Club group I belong to for note taking :-)

Elegant Gift Portfolio Kit by Becca Feeken using Wedding Collection Dies -
This is the Pocket Portfolio mini kit that I taught at CHA.  I prepped the kit such that it was totally finished except attaching the front pockets, bow and swirls – and so we moved through it quickly . . . in fact, in about 15 minutes.  It’s a snazzy little book that has two large pockets (new die – Classic Elegance Pocket) on the inside and I’ve inserted a pad of paper for note taking.  On the outside the cover uses two side pockets (new die – Filigree Side Pocket) dies and is embellished with a swirl.  I took the Gents Shoe and the Ladies Shoe and attached them to paper clips so that they can be used as book marks, to gather papers or perhaps a marker in your planner.

Elegant Gift Portfolio Kit by Becca Feeken using Wedding Collection Dies -
Teeny Tiny Design Note 1 – Cinch and Go Flowers from my last release includes a swirl that I reach for all the time.  For this release I’ve included the mirror of that swirl in the Classic Elegance Label set so that those pieces become more important components in your stash.  By using both the left and right swirl, you get a balanced motif and I’ve used them on the pocket and as decoration on the bow :-)

Teeny Tiny Design Note 2 – The Filigree Side Pocket dies with the three pieces shown will allow you to get a left pocket and a right pocket that are mirror images plus there’s the extra functionality to just use the interior part – the inlay – for filigree corners and then you can also do plain pockets. These are going to be wonderful for mini albums too!

Here are the new sets I’ve used for this project.
March 2016 Release of Amazing Paper Grace dies with Spellbinders Paper Arts -

post-header-bottomI’m posting more than normal this week because I’m playing catch up – eek!  I’ll continue with the overview of new dies and tomorrow I’ll be sharing the other make and take I did at CHA.  Have a glorious day friends – Happy Friday!!


  • Sonia StephensonJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:06 am

    Hi Becca. I love this, such a fabulous idea using your stunning dies :-)
    I usually make memorable gifts, especially albums for a special occasion. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • SlavaJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:12 am

    Hi Becca, I love, love, love the swirl corner, (guess what was just added to my shopping wish list)
    I usually go for something memorable sentimental, but mostly because I do not have enough time for completing a larger project, love your idea though.ReplyCancel

  • marilyn needhamJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:16 am

    Hi, Can I join the comments I’m in the UK? If so, I like this card, it’s not too crowded. If I’m lucky enough to win, could you sign it for me please? Cheers and thankyou, Marilyn.ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie WatsonJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

    My cards tend to to a mix of some memorable and some sentimental. How I would love to be clever enough to also make them functional.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:17 am

    This is beyond beautiful and wish I was getting married again or one of our daughters/sons. Rich and sophisticated.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra StephensJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:18 am

    Try for functional but sometimes it just has to be pretty and totally un useful but lovely to look at….again and again. XxxReplyCancel

  • RaquelJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:18 am

    Becca I will say it again this is such an awesome die cut. The project that you taught is grand!! I wish I would have been there. Have a good weekend and thanks.ReplyCancel

    • RaquelJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:21 am

      Sorry got a little excited and forgot to vote on the handmade gift. I enjoy making both but I think functional as it can be used but at the same time it will be a memory for the person receiving the gift.ReplyCancel

  • Karen MJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:20 am

    I tend to go for sentimental/memorable. Occasionally I do something functional and think that is a wonderful way to go…

    Love this “wedding” set with so many options!ReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:21 am

    I do both! My granddaughter saves everything I make for her. Love all your new designs – and old!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.January 29, 2016 - 10:22 am

    A little bit of both. I try to make it functional with at least a portion of sentimentality!ReplyCancel

  • Donna GolbyJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

    Beautiful cards. I usually give a sentimental card and a purchased functional gift. Depending on the recipient


  • Maritza ReyesJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

    I like to do memorable things that have a lot of meaning to the recipient.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

    Hi Becca… another stunning creation! I almost always go for something sentimental/memorable for the recipient to keep in an album. Feedback from several people say they have framed my cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity, and a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:24 am

    A beautiful portfolio Becca. These new dies are amazingly beautiful!
    When I make a gift I like for it to be memorable AND useful whenever possible but I always try to make it thoughtful.
    My mind is swirling with what I could use these dies for. LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win something made from your new collection!ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:25 am

    Love your designs and the products as well! The card is easy to make and yet elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:27 am

    His & her paper clips! That’s a very clever idea. I love your swirly dies always, but struggled thinking about these shoe dies. But now my eyes are open & I see! Lol
    Am in love with your pockets also……so great for adding to the mini albums I make. They are on my list! Can’t wait till they are released!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:28 am

    Another beautiful design! I like to do memorable thins that they will (hopefully) keep.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:31 am

    What an amazing Giveaway! I tend to make Cards mostly. I try to make pretty cards for the girls (with colored girl images). My boy cards sometimes have colored boy images on their cards. I love to make Christmas cards, even starting in January!!!ReplyCancel

  • TammieJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:32 am

    I enjoy making sentimental, personal gifts. Some are functional, others are decorative.

    Your new line is terrific!ReplyCancel

  • RuthJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:32 am

    Absolutely stunning Becca, fantastic new dies!

  • Dar SirrineJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:40 am

    Love the shoes. This would be such an awesome gift/card for a bridal shower. Love all your new release sneak peaks so far. Can’t wait for March!!!ReplyCancel

  • JennieJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:42 am

    I usually take my lead from the bride when making something special for a wedding. If she loves pretty flowers and lace etc. I make something ‘shabby chic’ style. But if she is very elegant and into beautiful design then I will follow suit. I usually ask general questions about the dress, it can tell me a lot.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:44 am

    I for one will never tire of how many times you blog in a week Becca,
    Beautiful work ideas and gorgeous projects .
    I usually go for small , sentimental projects in a box .
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Trish cJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:44 am

    OH MY GOSH!!! That card is stunning!!!!!!!!
    I try to make something memorable….I put a lot of time and love in my cards and give them to the people in my life!! Thank you for being such an inspiration!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.January 29, 2016 - 10:46 am

    This is beautiful!! I mostly prefer functional gifts, but who’s to say they can’t be functional AND memorable at the same time, this sure would be! :-)) LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Amazing Pocket Portfolio mini kit you taught at CHA. Lucky crafters. I usually make something functional that can be used, unless the gift is the card. Then I go all out for design.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Oh boy! This is so beautiful! Wish I lived in the USA so I could have attended CHA. Would have loved making this kit with you. I love all things beautiful, memorable and elegant, but I always make sure the gift is also functional so that it will motivate people to keep it and use it rather than throw it away.ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:50 am

    Just beautiful that would be something I would keep forever.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:52 am

    For me its memorable and sentimental. Love the make and take. Wow! And really loving your dies. Hope lots are being shipped to the UK ready for the stampede?…..ReplyCancel

  • DeannaJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:54 am

    Love love love this!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:56 am

    Simply stunning! A work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:56 am

    BNeautiful creations Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:00 am

    I like to do both memorable/ sentimental. I love this die and you made a beautiful creation. It’s now on my wish list. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful things.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:01 am

    My crfting gifts would be more sentimental. I love your new dies. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:02 am

    It is all amazing work. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:02 am

    My go to is usually memorable/sentimental, but I would love to do more functional items in the future incorporating your beautiful dies. Love your inspirations.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:05 am

    Hi Becca, Beautiful curving, graceful lines to your new dies. You can’t miss with the classic, elegant base. Thanks for the peek, you peaked our interest but now we have to wait until March. Looking forward to getting them. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:06 am

    Hi Becca, this is very unique and very pretty. You are so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:06 am

    I usually go with memorable and definitely sentimental! I can’t wait to get a hold of ALL your fabulous new releases. I have been obsessing about the “man’s” shoe . . . I keep imagining a saddle shoe with machine stitching, lol!! Thank you, Becca, for the chance to win! Take care, my lovely . . . Hope all is well with you.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:11 am

    Stunning ensemble today! When gift making it rather depends on the recipient. My preference is for something memorable/sentimental but I know some who would not be happy with it unless they could make use of it! So I tailor my gift accordingly. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Mary Esther DeitrickJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:14 am

    Another gorgeous project, Becca!

    I suppose most things I craft would be considered sentimental in nature rather than functional.

    Thank you for the chance to win one of your beauties!


  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Wow, Becca, this is absolutely fabulous! So, so gorgeous, so, so stunning!
    I tend to make things that are functional but I also like them to be memorable so I suppose I do a bit of both.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:18 am

    Beautiful….just as always your cards are! I do a mix of items…thanks for always sharing! Bless you…ReplyCancel

  • loisJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful design – I love your new dies. I go for sentimental and memorable because I just make cards for my home-made gifts. Thanks for the contest.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:43 am

    I like to make useful things, but I always have a goal of making them memorable.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:50 am

    Hi Becca. These are lovely dies you should be really proud of yourself to be able to create these. Beautiful gift.

  • Judy BJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    When I give a homemade gift, I try to go for something that is functional with maybe an embellishment that is sentimental. Of course, that doesn’t always work out but I do my best.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:12 pm

    This is adorable and very functional! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:12 pm

    Most often I make more practical gifts like notepads and such but I do try to tailor them to the recipients likes. However, the projects that bring me the most joy are the ones that have sentimental value – like the album I made for our daughter’s wedding that holds pictures of all her grandparents (living and deceased).ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:15 pm

    Beautiful and fun little kit! I’m lovin those little shoes!!! Can’t wait to play a bit with the dies. I tend to make gifts and cards that are memorable and sentimental. I’m so happy for you, that you are venturing out on a new adventure. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

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  • Judy S.January 29, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    Beautiful! I like to make useful gifts.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy LyndaJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:20 pm

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful gem. Oh how I wish I could have done your class!!! I like to do both I suppose!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    I don’t usually craft items to give, other than cards, but when I do it is a functional item like a note pad in a handmade book or something fairly simple like that. From your preview peeks of your new line I can see it’s going to be an expensive March!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:26 pm

    What a great idea! This would make a beautiful giftReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    Oh my goodness these are all soo beautiful here again Becca. I just LOVE what you´ve made here, it´s sooo wonderful.
    When I make gifts, it depends a lot on the reciever, cause I always try to make my gifts soo personal as I can, so sometimes they´re just decorative and other times they´re very practical, mostly because is very different what people like the most, and like I said, I always try to make something I know, the reciever will really enjoy to get.ReplyCancel

  • AletJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:32 pm

    Lovely new designs and am looking forward and excited to seeing what else your coming up with.
    I tend to make memorable/sentimental gifts as I’m more emotional/sentimental person, but should probably make functional giftsReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:33 pm

    This is so cute!ReplyCancel

    • Karen M. RothJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:37 pm

      Oops! Was so excited I forgot to answer the question you had asked. I tend to mix both Sentimental and Memorable with Functional.ReplyCancel

  • Penny R GillespieJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:34 pm

    I just love your designs, they are so beautiful! I try to make something memorable,when I give a card.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJanuary 29, 2016 - 12:35 pm

    Beautiful samples Becca…and the card is GORGEOUS! I almost always give elegant cards rather than items that I make. I do sometimes make iris folded 5 x 7 mounted and suitable for framing – sometimes even put them in a frame – LOL! BUT, my pleasure comes from giving cards. I love the way you packaged your project, and was pleased to receive your blog directly without having to click and choose what I wanted to view…guess this is something new…or a glitch…either way, I sooooo enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Anne (UK)January 29, 2016 - 12:36 pm

    A stunning ensemble! Just love those shoes! What a treat it must have been for those able to attend the tutorial.
    I tend to go for functional, but on occasion, have been known to stray into the memorable/sentimental sphere :o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    Just beautiful Becca, you did it again.
    Have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Joy HaddenJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    I like making things that are practical but hope they are nice enough to save and display for a while before using.ReplyCancel

  • JonnaJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:22 pm

    Love your creative genius! I like to make sentimental things and if they can be functional too, all the better! I can’ t wait to see the rest of the new dies.ReplyCancel

  • KAY MCBRIDEJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:25 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Loving these new dies and what u do with them. I usually make things like mini albums a layout that is displayed in a boxed frame, memorable. Cards. I think I sometimes do a little bit of it all. TFS

  • Wanda ThomasJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:31 pm

    These are going to be great additions because I definitely make functional things when crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Beth JonesJanuary 29, 2016 - 1:47 pm

    Becca, you are SO CREATIVE! These are all adorable and elegant, too. Usually, I prefer to make something functional as well as sentimental, and. always attractive!ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:03 pm

    Hello Becca. Your gift set today was totally awesome! I’ve loved your previous corner dies and pockets. The new filigree ones you’ve shown today are quite elegant–I love the silver! As far as the question for today: when I craft handmade gifts, I usually tend to “go all out.” I want them to be extra special and one of a kind, designed with the individual in mind.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:08 pm

    Hi Becca, this is so cute. I usually make sentimental gifts.
    Have a great weekend! xReplyCancel

  • Sue CarolfiJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:08 pm

    Love your designs Becca. they are always so Elegant! The gift set is amazing and silver is always in style. TFSReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous new dies, Becca! I definitely think about sentimental gifts first, but if the gift serves a useful purpose, all the better! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Karen RatcliffeJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Hi Becca
    It depends on the occasion, if it’s a birthday card I’m not apt to make something to be used. But when I do my Tea in March, I make different items for my tea ladies and to decorate up the table. Your book is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:16 pm

    Good afternoon Becca,
    So very beautiful!! I tend to make something functional as I am such a conservative person! Cheap?? No not really, just practical so as having something useful. My cards tend to be more sentimental. Have a great weekend, supposed to get cold here again.

  • Granny DJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:22 pm

    Becca, I am just gobsmacked. This is just beautiful, beyond compare, stunning piece of work. The dies are really beautiful and the whole folder together is superb!ReplyCancel

  • Deb CJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    Hi Becca,

    As usual, absolutely beautiful. When I make anything, I always try to have some functionality to it for the recipient but it’s not always possible. I do like to make whimsical things simply for their beauty and hope the recipient likes it too. I’m not very good at anything, but I’m trying all the same.
    Keep these beautiful dies coming.
    Kinds regards
    Deb C Ballarat, VictoriaReplyCancel

  • Sharon SparksJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    Your cards are so beautiful, and all the new dies, I make all my family,and my special friends your cards. I love the intricate designs that comes with your day, thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    Both – I try for something they will treasure and that will be useful – that balance can be hard to strike sometimes!

    This is absolutely lovely, Becca, and I don’t mind saying that I wouldn’t be upset to be the one picked to receive it! LOL And as always – I’m always blessed by your creativity and your generosity with your inspiration and your giving days — win or not, I’ve already received. Thanks, dear one.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy NesbittJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    Hi Becca these new dies are absolutely beautiful and so elegant. Gorgeous project. xReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJanuary 29, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    BEAUTIFUL die set!! i would have to say useful. i have made some calenders this year, and i made an Ohio State one for my brother who is a big OSU fan.ReplyCancel

  • VickyJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Becca, This is a beautiful gift. Your dies are wonderful & make beautiful cards. I usually try to get or make something special.
    I year I made holder for your christmas list & list of things you need to get done.

    Next year I am thinks of making necklaces for my sisters.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:01 pm

    Love the cards Becca. Usually when I make cards they are more of the sentimental ones. I have friends tell me they keep each one of mine because they never get ones so detailed. That makes me smile as it was all worth it for them. I have only made a couple of functional cards, mostly Christmas with gift cards. The recipient can either keep it or recycle to someone else.ReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    I am all for functional and nice looking. I am amazed at how you manipulate these dies to do all sorts of things that most of us would never think of! I am always anxious to see what you come up with next! This is a great design.ReplyCancel

  • JaniceJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    I like to do both. The dies are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:34 pm

    Oh Becca…this is absolutely beautiful! I try to make all of my hand made gifts both memorable and sentimental with a touch of functional.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • CarolJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Hi Becca.
    I really admire your work because it’s so “clean”. Elegant.
    You’ve also taught me to look outside the box, when it comes to dies.
    When I’m making a card for someone it usually begins in my head but nine times out of ten, ends up looking nothing like what I first had in mind.ReplyCancel

  • Sara alfordJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm

    Oh my, the only word that keeps coming to mind is “sweet, sweet, sweet”! Love the paperclips on the shoes. I have the swirl from the flower die and just never thought to use it like this. Duh! I need to get out more. Thanks again for your inspiration. Great ideas are contagious!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    This is such a great gift! Everyone could use it and it is small enough into fit into your purse. I love it!ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJanuary 29, 2016 - 3:56 pm

    Oh I hope my gifts are remembered in the future,but you never know with this present generation what will float and what will not.ReplyCancel

  • PJJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:02 pm

    I go for functional but elegant gifts.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm

    Becca your work is stunning, always so elegant. I try for functional and unfortunately don’t always achieve it but I do like them to look memorable and usually put a lot of time into then.ReplyCancel

  • ErleneTJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm

    Lovely creation. I tend to concentrate on making something useful for guests.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm

    I try for memorable with a touch of sentimental made for the
    special individual it is made for !
    I try to keep them all personal this goes for all my makes .hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 29, 2016 - 4:08 pm

    I like to make something that is memorable but also functional. Sure thing they all use regularly and reminds them of me.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki SmithJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    I think the cards I give are considered functional. Other gifts I hope are memorable. I also love to paint and decorate birdhouses, some of which are functional and can be kept outside. Others are painted and decorated with laces, ribbon, embellies and stay in house. I love your cards and must say that some of my birdhouses remind me of them. Thanks for sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    I am stirred to give memorable, sentimental gifts. Love, love, love the new shoe dies and your beautiful array of wedding decor!ReplyCancel

  • DottieJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:43 pm

    First I love the new dies you designed and live the idea that they can be used in many different ways. The silver is just plain “grab ya” gorgeous. I make paper crafting projects when something about them just strikes a special spot. .. A color, an element that I love. Thanks Becca for the chance to win one of your gorgeous creations.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa InversinJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    One word comes to mind when looking at this…. “STUNNING”!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJanuary 29, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    My card/paper creations are rarely functional (unless it’s a goodie holder of some sort). So I look for something to be more memorable for each individual. Becca, your card and note pad are beautiful as always! Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 29, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Hmmmm. Tough question today. I think I do all three at different times. But I think the one I do least is useful!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrisonJanuary 29, 2016 - 5:13 pm

    A little bit of all 3 depending on the person – some jars of jam at Christmas with either a practical/useful gift for some, others get sentimental sometimes… This Christmas my favorite gift to give was a small basket filled with everything the lady needed to make her own cards – embellishment, cards, card stock, papers, ribbons! She will have fun, it was practical, and she will create memories for others! Thank you Becca – that was a great question!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJanuary 29, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    You’re absolutely effervescent with so much goodness to share!
    When creations like yours are so beautiful, it’s sure nice to think that functionality will allow them to be enjoyed longer.
    Whether I make a single card or a gift pack, my hope is that the receiver enjoys what I created for them. I’m guessing most of what I make is in the memorable category but functionality is definitely something that merits more of my attention.
    Love and blessings, my dear,

  • JoyJanuary 29, 2016 - 5:39 pm

    Dear Becca! Each piece you post is more beautiful than the last! Really loving this set you’ve put together. When I craft, I prefer to make something that can be used. I’m currently making a quilt for Mother’s Day with fabric that will have special meaning. She’ll be able to take it with her to Florida when she moves there in June.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 29, 2016 - 5:53 pm

    I like to give gifts that are sentimental because they bring back memories. These new dies are fabulous – as all your dies. your cards are always elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta WaxJanuary 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm

    You continue to amaze me! Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LJanuary 29, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    I usually lean towards memorable when crafting handmade gifts but it really depends on the individual I am making the gift for. Your designs not only cover all 3 categories ( memorable, sentimental, and functional) but they are also beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • kathy mJanuary 29, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    Such a great invitation series!!! Love it!!! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 29, 2016 - 6:54 pm

    Hi Becca, what a lovely project and your dies are beautiful. When I make some project it usually is some thing functional.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJanuary 29, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    Oh, my, how gorgeous, Becca! I make things from my heart, so usually go for the sentimental and memorable. It’s such a joy to give.ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJanuary 29, 2016 - 7:22 pm

    I guess that I try to do all three. Recent gifts that I made were a “scrapped” recipe album for a friend who got married. It is “functional” since it contains all the recipes that we have shared.
    I think since they were our recipes, that also makes it sentimental and even memorable. Another gift was a photo of my parents framed in a double frame next to a poem I wrote about them. I think that it fit all 3 categories as well.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 29, 2016 - 7:52 pm

    This is so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Jo AnnaJanuary 29, 2016 - 7:55 pm

    Stunning project (as always). When I make a homemade gift, it’s usually something functional. (I guess I’m too practical-haha.)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJanuary 29, 2016 - 7:59 pm

    I try to make something functional when I do 3-D items. I love this portfolio it is just beautiful. Can’t wait to order those new dies and the shoes…too cute!ReplyCancel

  • MildredJanuary 29, 2016 - 8:15 pm

    I usually do sentimental. Your projects are gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the rest of your designs.ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RJanuary 29, 2016 - 8:20 pm

    This is amazing! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJanuary 29, 2016 - 8:52 pm

    Something sentimentalReplyCancel

  • DeannaJanuary 29, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    Becca, I am blown away by the originality of your beautiful cards. I usually make either sentimental or memorable as I am not good at making functional.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJanuary 29, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    It’s always an exciting time of the year when you introduce your new dies and card creations to the world. Wild imaginations, creative ideas, stimulating mind will keep me busy until I can get my hands on your dies. I always try to create a card that will be memorable for the receiver. It becomes a mini gift in hand.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela LengyelJanuary 29, 2016 - 9:31 pm

    Outstanding Becca! Everything is gorgeous. I usually like to do memorable cards or albums.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockJanuary 29, 2016 - 9:34 pm

    Your new project is stunning. I usually give sentimental cards but I love to make it functional if I can.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie SmithJanuary 29, 2016 - 9:43 pm

    What a fantastic project that someone would appreciate! I tend to give gifts/ cards to be more memorable.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJanuary 29, 2016 - 9:44 pm

    Love your new dies. I have already preordered some of them. I want them all, but budget won’t allow all at once. Most of the time, my cards are sentimental/memorable. Never made ahead of time, just create just for the person. Your cards are so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • GayleJanuary 29, 2016 - 9:46 pm

    I like to make something functional. I do however like sentimental & keepsakes. Love the new dies!ReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:12 pm

    What wonderful ways to use the cut pieces!! Don’t take this wrong, but you’re like working with children — neither of you have “boxes” to think outside of. I’m so often surprised by their creativity. When asked why they do things a certain way, I usually get “why not?”.ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostJanuary 30, 2016 - 7:51 am

      Hi Rai Lynn,

      You make a good point. We all should stop thinking about the “box”. Let’s have true freedom when creating. The box can be very confining. My daughter let me know when she became an adult how asking her why she did something a certain way altered her perspective of what she had in mind as her vision. I never thought I was stifling her creativity. So, indeed, why not?? Look at the truly great artists. Everyone does not see everything the same way. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostJanuary 30, 2016 - 7:55 am

      Love this ensemble. It’s beautiful and useful. I tend to create more along the memorable/sentimental line. Functional is an area I need to venture into. TFS!ReplyCancel

  • christiJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:22 pm

    i’m a hands on functional gal. however I do like to look at some pretties too.ReplyCancel

  • Martha SimsJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:41 pm

    What can I say? This is so elegant and useful. I usually make memorable items, but would love to venture into the functional category.ReplyCancel

  • Diana DJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:53 pm

    Stunning card!! I love everything about it.
    I make functional gifts. Cards in a box. They love getting them and I love getting the feedback.
    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • ShaneanJanuary 29, 2016 - 10:54 pm

    I like to give note cards as gifts, so the gift is functional. I like to add something personal to the cards I’m giving. The cards could have a shoe, flowers or a favorite color.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:28 pm

    I always try to make something functional. I love to make Christmas gift tags and card sets.ReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillJanuary 29, 2016 - 11:39 pm

    I usually make something that can be used like a decorative box with note cards, envelopes, stamps, paper for notes and a pen to write with.
    I just finished up a mini binder for my niece who just had a little one. On the front of the binder is her favorite picture of her older daughter and the new baby. I also made one for her daughter with the same picture on it. Inside I stamped a bunch of different images for her to color! She is 8 and I know she will love it!
    Would love to win the fantabulous Day of Giving Friday package as it is lovely and functional! Your work is divine and I would be honored to have something you made to display! Thank you for the chance to dream!!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRJanuary 30, 2016 - 1:06 am

    I do not make the gifts, I only make the cards. I would love a kit like you had at the show. Maybe you could sell them here?

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 30, 2016 - 3:28 am

    Morning Becca, Everything you design and everything you make looks beautiful, and these creations are fabulous.
    I tend to make sentimental and memorable cards, and I’m trying to get into functional, I love everything ‘pretty’ so your creations, for me, are the ‘best’.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Evelyn VasquezJanuary 30, 2016 - 5:05 am

    Incredibly gorgeous! Love it, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissJanuary 30, 2016 - 6:26 am

    I prefer memorable and sentimental.Several friends have recently been through Cancer.I sent them a.card every week.while they were.recieving.treatment.One of the ladies did a colage with the cards..


  • Norah McPheeJanuary 30, 2016 - 7:47 am

    Good afternoon Becca,
    I must admit to making something that is more a gift than just a card. At christmas i made my 3 friends an exploding box that had butterflies that came to life in the inside and in the center of the box was one butterfly hovering through the wonders of acetate and in its wings was a pair of diamante earrings so that my friends could sparkle over Christmas. It took my third friend on opening her box to discover the surprise element and i was fair pleased as each of them loved the box before actually loving their gift. It came about from seeing one of your projects that i had seen and thought i had to try so really it is due to you that i was able to do it. I love your new dies and i am so looking forward to them being available. This was the teaser that i was trying to work out what it was that you had made up all the rows of boxes full of treasure in them. Thank you Becca for the stunning gift of inspiration that you give to me each time i come, i am never disappointed.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJanuary 30, 2016 - 8:07 am

    I did comment on your lovelies and answered the question. It is attached as a reply to Rai Lynn’s comment which really struck a cord with me today. Sorry !!ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJanuary 30, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Oh my goodness, this is SO elegantly adorable!!
    My handmade gifts are almost always jewelry, so I’ll say functional, tho they’re often memorable pieces.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJanuary 30, 2016 - 8:29 am

    I may not be eligible for this prize as its already Saturday, but had to comment. It’s gorgeous! I’m already considering contacting you when my daughter will be getting married. LOL don’t even know to who & when.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 30, 2016 - 8:37 am

    What great new dies, they are fabulous!
    Your card is soooo beautiful :))
    You are the most creative person I have ever “met”!
    For your question; I do all of them depending on the occasion, but mostly I go for the memorable/sentimental things ;))ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 30, 2016 - 10:08 am

    Loving the new dies! Can’t wait to get them. Love your card.
    I make useful items, hopefully to be treasured. Have a great day, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJanuary 30, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Can’t wait until your new dies come out! They are fantastic! When I make a gift I want it to be memorable and hope they keep it forever.ReplyCancel

  • KathieJanuary 30, 2016 - 12:20 pm

    When I give a gift I like to make something sentimental.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 30, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Wow Becca! This set is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! There are so many possibilities! I’m thrilled that you’ve included the swirl die to go with the swirl in the Cinch and Go Flower die set. I love that set for quick flowers and the swirl flourish is so versatile. It’s wonderful to have the option of the second swirl. You definitely think of everything!! Crossing my fingers to be the blessed recipient of this gorgeous gift!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 30, 2016 - 12:59 pm

    Gorgeous designs, Becca! I usually try to come up with something that is wow and functional.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy dalyJanuary 31, 2016 - 12:35 am

    Beautiful Becca loving all your makes and waiting patiently for your launch.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Sarah OswaldFebruary 1, 2016 - 2:55 am

    When I make gifts or give gifts I tend to make sure they are useful unless it is for a special occasion than I do sentimental.ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryFebruary 3, 2016 - 5:08 am

    You are simply amazing, love all your cards and diesReplyCancel

  • cheryl BoninFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    Oh Grace I love all these die beautiful!!!! Can’t wait to buy them. Thanks for all you wonderful card and other ideas too.
    Cheryl BoninReplyCancel

  • RebeccaFebruary 5, 2016 - 12:14 pm

    When I am creatively stuck I do two things-I pray and ask God to renew his spirit in me so I may set aside whatever is creating the problem (stress, worry etc.) and two I look at two or three sites that I find to be absolutely beautiful and inspiring-this being one of them! RebeccaReplyCancel

  • TeresaFebruary 6, 2016 - 3:51 pm

    functional with what I hope is memorable.ReplyCancel