Day of Giving Friday: Plan on Being My Favorite

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

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

Step by Step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check the list of winners HERE!   By the way, I loved reading what everyone collects last week!!  For your comment: Do you make craft alone?  How likely are you to encourage someone to pick up your favorite craft?

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


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

  • Maryann LaursenJune 9, 2017 - 5:01 am

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

  • Joanna DicksonJune 9, 2017 - 5:04 am

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

  • Maxine DJune 9, 2017 - 5:09 am

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

  • MarilynYJune 9, 2017 - 5:29 am

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

  • Crafty CruiserJune 9, 2017 - 5:35 am

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

  • Deborah TaylorJune 9, 2017 - 5:43 am

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

  • LoisJune 9, 2017 - 5:50 am

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

  • Kyle E.June 9, 2017 - 5:58 am

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

  • ANN ROBBINSJune 9, 2017 - 5:59 am

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

  • christiJune 9, 2017 - 6:10 am

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

  • Christine SpringmanJune 9, 2017 - 6:26 am

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

  • KathyJune 9, 2017 - 7:04 am

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

  • Joy MossJune 9, 2017 - 7:22 am

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

  • KathymJune 9, 2017 - 7:53 am

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

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

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

  • Karen MJune 9, 2017 - 8:05 am

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

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

  • BunnyJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 am

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

  • Becky GreenJune 9, 2017 - 8:40 am

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

  • SuzzieQJune 9, 2017 - 9:09 am

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

  • BenteJune 9, 2017 - 9:15 am

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

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

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

  • Jennie BaileyJune 9, 2017 - 9:42 am

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

  • Wanda ThomasJune 9, 2017 - 9:59 am

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

  • Jan CastleJune 9, 2017 - 10:48 am

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

  • Denise BryantJune 9, 2017 - 10:54 am

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

  • Sherry GibsonJune 9, 2017 - 11:12 am

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

  • Lawanda TuckerJune 9, 2017 - 11:15 am

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

  • Nancy DuBoseJune 9, 2017 - 11:20 am

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

  • Maureen KJune 9, 2017 - 11:49 am

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

  • TammieJune 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

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

  • Gin K.June 9, 2017 - 1:55 pm

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

    ~Gin k.~ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.June 9, 2017 - 2:18 pm

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

  • DottieJune 9, 2017 - 3:26 pm

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

  • AlisonJune 9, 2017 - 3:46 pm

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

  • Sandy ArtmanJune 9, 2017 - 3:50 pm

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

  • Noelene ApapJune 9, 2017 - 4:26 pm

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

  • Annie xxxJune 9, 2017 - 5:46 pm

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

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

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

    What a beautiful inspiring card!

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

  • Kay McBrideJune 9, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    Nice!! Love the washi tape idea! TFS

  • RayaJune 9, 2017 - 8:13 pm

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

  • fusiafscrappingJune 9, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    Oh!!! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJune 9, 2017 - 10:10 pm

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

  • DebbieJune 9, 2017 - 11:01 pm

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

  • Christine RayJune 10, 2017 - 12:59 am

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

  • Granny DJune 10, 2017 - 1:55 am

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

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

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

    Lecture and visually perfectReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJune 10, 2017 - 5:12 am

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

  • Patricia HowarthJune 10, 2017 - 1:51 pm

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

  • MildredJune 10, 2017 - 8:13 pm

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

  • Anne(UK)June 11, 2017 - 5:09 pm

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

  • Joan OlsonJune 13, 2017 - 12:02 pm

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