Day of Giving Friday: Roses in December

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - God Gave Us Memory and Spellbinder Amazing Paper Grace Intertwined Spirals - fully supply list and instructions at
Hello friends!  I hope today finds you safe, well and happy.  So much happens in a week and I know with the crazy weather of late, many of you may be hunkering down for the Labor Day Weekend.   Today is Day of Giving Friday and today I’m sharing one of my favorite sentiments – it was one that I included in one of my past kits and this new one was beautifully penned by Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design.  What a lovely statement about the power that memory has to evoke something so very lovely . . . a flower, a song, the thought of a loved one.  That’s within our power; queue up those lovely memories!

My card today is simple, two dies;  I’m using a die I designed called Spellbinders Intertwined Spirals and within the lower part of the aperature I filled in with a filigree corner die.  Any large corner die should work

Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - God Gave Us Memory and Spellbinder Amazing Paper Grace Intertwined Spirals - fully supply list and instructions at
Walk Through on How to Make Card


The card base is 7″ x 7″ (custom envelope make with the Envelope Punch Board).  Easily downsizes to 6″ x 6″.

Focal Panel

On top of my card base I added a panel 6-5/8″ x 6-5/8″ followed by a panel 6″ x 6″.

Next  I added my diecut panel with Spellbinders Intertwined Spirals, cut as an inlay, including the circle and trimmed it down to 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″  On the lower part of the circle I added Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Corners die (retired) to fill in.


I finished up with a triple bow,  pearl button and a spray of mulberry roses.

About Day of Giving Friday
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 to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE.  For your comment:  Recalling sweet memories is lovely ability, what are your so called roses in December?

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignGod Gave Us Memory
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***,  The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Intertwined Spirals, Amazing Paper Grace Filigree Corners (retired), Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Button from my stash, Mulberry Roses

(***Note, many of you ask which paper I use for my cards and I have linked it up above to Amazon however, absurdly, the picture they show is a generic photo they use to represent every paper.  I have ordered from this link and can confirm that what I received was Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth – 250 sheets.  For an avid cardmaker, a ream will last quite long – I order every 6 months).   Here is the link for the white paper I use – Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth)

Today is the most gorgeous day we’ve had in so very long!!  What a miracle seeing as a hurricane came through here last night.  It’s truly the beauty after the storm.  Have a lovely holiday weekend friends and a lovely weekend to my friends abroad.  See you soon!!


  • Yoshiko GlennSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Love, love this sentiment. My “rose” in December (and every day) is my dear mother. She has been gone almost six long years, and I will miss her every day of my life. Thanks for sharing all of your treasures with us. Happy Friday!!!ReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:15 pm

    snow flakes.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    Love the gold, white, and rose colors of the card! The design is beautiful! My favorite roses in December is the memory of my father who died Thanksgiving weekend 2001. The pain is gone so I am able to think about him and his joking around with my husband and children. He really liked to ‘stir the pot’ so to speak!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    Such a beautiful card, Becca. Thank you for sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:26 pm

    I love the roses, they are my favorite flower, of course I don’t need the flower just the person that gave them to me.
    Gorgeous card would expect nothing less of you. Hope that your foot is healing well for youReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:27 pm

    Hi Becca.
    Up in Ohio visiting my sis and just discussing No Becca today. I told them probably because of the hurricane! Probably no power and then there you are.
    Another beautie!
    Have a great holiday weekend.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    We do have roses in December in my part of the world Becca so in December when it is HOT I remember the cooler days of spring when everything is just waking up and bulbs are appearing and there is blossom on the trees.A Beautiful Card!ReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:34 pm

    Hi Becca, December, Christmas, I always wish my only brother could be with me, he died at the age of 24. I sometimes wish out loud and say ‘Laurie, send me a sign so I know you are around still’
    Love your cards.
    Rene from OZ xReplyCancel

  • Linda SSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    My parents and other loved ones that have passed are my roses. Praying for those who are facing difficult and dangerous conditions.
    Lovely card, Becca. Love everything about it!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    What a stunning card. I love that die is awesome cut in the gold. What a wonderful sentiment. My rose in December is my mom who died 26 years ago last week. Her health caused her to retire a bit early and she didn’t get to do all the wonderful things she’d planned to do. But we had so many wonderful times together when she was younger and more active. I miss her all the time, but especially at this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasSeptember 2, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    I have always considered memories more important than tangible objects for remembering a loved one, so I have so very many I couldn’t possible pick the roses…..ReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm

    This is a beautiful card.

    I can’t think of just one thing that represents my Roses in December. Thank goodness there are paper ones.ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Hi Ms Becca this cards is just beautiful ,love the sentiment .Have a great weekend and stay safe….ReplyCancel

  • Dayle SSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    Glad you survived the hurricane, and hope your recovery is going well! Love your card… simple, yet truly elegant. Just beautiful!

    My “roses” are all of the fun times I’ve had with my dogs, here and past. They are my fur ‘kids’… each of them have very special places in my heart. Remembering funny things they did just makes me smile, sometimes at odd times, and usually when I need it most.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuboseSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    My rose in December are memories of my husband and parents who went in 18 months of each otherReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Oh Becca, My roses are growing so unexpectedly. My husband of 50 years passed away suddenly. And the irony is he fell on a rose bush that has taken on new life. I expect to have a beautiful rose (of remembrance) by December. God is good.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    This is why you’re such an amazing grace, Becca,
    What a beautiful reminder that there is beauty after the storm and that, for every painful memory, there is a rose in our garden. This comes to me at a perfect time. I am heading into the seasons of my life that are punctuated with many losses. Today, I received a gentle nudge to know that beauty is everywhere. What a blessing.
    Thank you for making my day, once again!
    Love, SandyReplyCancel

  • Iris harborneSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Totally stunning card. I love it. Becca, your talent is amazing. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:54 pm

    This little card is a real beauty and is certainly a keeper. My personal roses in December are those loved ones and family that are out of state and cannot be with us very often. I sometimes miss their physical presence in my life but know they or I have the ability to see each other.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:58 pm

    My December rose would be tine spent with my family. Another beautiful card BeccaReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 2, 2016 - 4:59 pm

    Hello Becca,
    A stunning card today, as usual, thank you.
    My December rose is my Husband whose birthday is 2 days after Christmas and we celebrate 50 years marriage in October. God has been so good in giving me a kind and caring man for all these years.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Donna GolbySeptember 2, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    Lovely card. Will have a go at something similar as I have found a few packets of paper roses whilst sorting through my stash. My roses in December are remembering all the brilliant things me and my late husband have done together. And a quick cuddle with the kids cheer me no end.ReplyCancel

  • RayaSeptember 2, 2016 - 5:15 pm

    Beautiful simple card. Lovely. Mother Theresa will become a saint on Sunday. Please pray for all of us dear mother. My roses are my family. Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SandraSeptember 2, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Oh Becca what a lovely card. It is so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleSeptember 2, 2016 - 5:44 pm

    Wonderful card and sentiment Becca – makes you stop and reflect! Since yesterday was our 32 Anniversary, I am still thinking about when we met – the how and where 32 years ago. It has been a wonderful journey, and now with hubby terminally ill the memories mean even more – my Roses in December! Thank you for the sweet thoughts!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Kim BanasSeptember 2, 2016 - 5:49 pm

    This is a BEAUTIFUL card!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 2, 2016 - 6:09 pm

    The intertwined spirals is such a lovely die, Becca! And your card is gorgeous.
    The last 3 years in my part of the UK, we have had very mild winters and I have had roses in December! I saw a couple pruning their rosebushes back hard this week and thought what a treat they might miss!
    Memories of those we have lost are my roses in December. So much to be grateful for.
    Hope your foot continues to improve.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • PAM TASSeptember 2, 2016 - 6:36 pm

    Hello there thank you for sharing a card from your dies !!
    This card is encouraging and elegant and to top it off its your die
    which I have lol .
    We will have roses in our garden in December if the DARN possums
    would go visit someone else ——– happy weekend everyone Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 2, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Good morning Becca, Beautiful card.
    My rose in December is my husband who passed 17 years ago. He loved Christmas and I miss him so much.
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonSeptember 2, 2016 - 6:58 pm

    Hi Becca, glad to hear you are alright and no damage from the hurricane, I was thinking about you when they said it was heading for Panama City. Love your beautiful card and the gold and white with just a little colour.

  • Denise BryantSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:02 pm

    Gorgeous card! I love the gold paper and the beautiful roses!
    Some favorite memories for me are in my early years, my Daddy taking me to a special school father/daughter dinner dance.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:22 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca! My roses in December are memories of loved ones who’ve passed.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    A lovely card made with your awesome die that you designed for Spellbinders called “Intertwined Spirals”. The sentiment is just perfect for reflexion on one’s special memories and loved ones. My December “Roses” are memories of those special times and interactions with family members and friends, including those Candlelight Church services at midnight on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. What a special time in my memory. Thank God I can still remember how I felt, how much I was loved, and who I was sharing those times with. So glad you did okay with the hurricane coming though your area of Florida. How does it feel to be walking on two feet again? Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I have lots of roses in December memories of the times I spent with our group the rubber ladies! However, my fondest memory is when my dad drove me to our Christmas party and had lunch with us. He finally understood why I liked going to our get togethers and enjoyed making cards so much.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:52 pm

    My sweetest memories are of my precious grandparents. I have a “gardenia in November”. A sweet friend sent a gorgeous gardenia bush to grandma’s funeral, wishing that it belong to me after the service. It’s planted in my flowerbed, and it frequently blooms on my birthday in November. I consider it a sweet reminder of God’s love, and I thank Him for my dear ones and for His grace in allowing Jesus to redeem us that we might one day be with Him and the rest of the Body of Christ.ReplyCancel

  • MildredSeptember 2, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    I was thinking of all the fun we had as children. Times were so innocent then, and safe.ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm

    How I love roses, especially pink ones, and my memories of my mother who is living with Alzheimer’s, and is a shadow of the person I rememberReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 2, 2016 - 8:01 pm

    This is a beautiful card. You designed another great die. Hmm – a sweet memory on my heart this weekend is roasting Mesilla Valley green chile with my family. There are five seasons in our area: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Chile Seasons!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettSeptember 2, 2016 - 8:14 pm

    My niece is visiting from CA this week and we have been reliving so many memories. It’s been wonderful. Looking at old pictures and remembering good times over the past 40 years.

    Fabulous card Becca. I love the sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SSeptember 2, 2016 - 8:40 pm

    I’m in the midst of canning tomatoes. This alwlays makes me think of my Mother. We had 9 of us kids in our family and Mom and Dad had two huge gardens and Mom spent many hours canning tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables to feed us during the winter months. Never realized how much work she did until I got married and started a family myself. I love your card today and really would love to win it. We just buried my sister’s 23 year old grandson. He was coming home from work and fell asleep at the wheel and left the road and hit a tree, killing him. This same family had a horrible accident when their 10 month old daughter drowned in the bathtub. She was revived and ever since has been a complete vegetable. She never learned to talk or walk, has known nothing but pain for the last 20 years. This family could really use prayers. I feel so badly for them and I know this beautiful card with that beautiful sentiment would be perfect for them. Thank you so much for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Penny GSeptember 2, 2016 - 8:43 pm

    Beautiful card, beautiful sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 2, 2016 - 9:06 pm

    So many roses – to many to count. Whenever my December comes, there will be plenty to scent the days!

    Lovely card, for a lovely sentiment. I do hope you are beginning to walk a little..Happy long weekend, and it is good to know you weathered the storm intact and well.

    Blessings, Becca,

  • Janice BrummettSeptember 2, 2016 - 10:02 pm

    Beautiful card, and love this die! I want this die–it just moved to the top of my wish list. My roses are my family that moved to heaven and for the memories my grandchildren are making with us.
    I didn’t realize you lived in Florida, thought you lived up north.ReplyCancel

  • DevySeptember 2, 2016 - 11:02 pm

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment! I will remember that sentiment, as we just buried my oldest son in law. He took his own life, and I am determined that the memories of him will be roses- not just thorns!!ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.September 3, 2016 - 1:05 am

    My Roses are another city that I lived in for 20yrs. I remember the mountains, city view from my hillside apartment and Pacific Ocean. I miss these.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenSeptember 3, 2016 - 1:32 am

    My lovely December roses are the memories of my precious family – our memory making times, those who are here and those who have gone home to God – all the amazing people who gave me the gift of my memories!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:06 am

    Very pretty Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JoannaSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:30 am

    Beautiful card, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • iris harborneSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:59 am

    Posted yesterday about the beauty of this card but not my December roses. It has to be Christmas morning and searching the already over decorated tree for yet more decorations. New ones, purchased by my grandparents on the Christmas Eve visit to family in Dublin. They always brought back decorations, plus sausages, bacon and black and white pudding from Alhausens for breakfast on Christmas and Boxing Day.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SørflatenSeptember 3, 2016 - 3:23 am

    A beautiful and elegant card, Becca. Love the gold/white color combo!
    All good memories are my roses in December :))ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 3, 2016 - 4:06 am

    Hi Becca
    Loving your card and the verse is beautiful.
    My Dad and Mum Passed at very early ages, Dad 45, Mum 56 ,when i was clearing the house i came across 2 little santa Decorations for the tree ,they had gold sparkle coats on , however 48 years later the sparkle has gone but they still have pride of place at the front of the tree.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Agnes ThomsonSeptember 3, 2016 - 4:15 am

    Memories of family holidays with grandchildren —— so much love and so much funReplyCancel

  • Leanne SSeptember 3, 2016 - 4:25 am

    Wow! Stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYSeptember 3, 2016 - 5:08 am

    Today’s card is truly one of my favorites. I loved it when you first featured it and have ‘copied’ your design several times. Thank you for sharing your creations. One of my December roses is my best friend. I have many beautiful memories of the times spent together….raising our families, camping adventures, interest classes, exercising and saunas, food sampling at fairs, the many times she served as my taxi to my chemo and radiation treatments and held my hand after the many surgeries. Today I can only hold her hand and talk to her without expecting a response. She suffered a major stroke and cannot speak or move but I’m sure she is aware of my presence. I miss my friend but I still have her here on earth.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassSeptember 3, 2016 - 9:38 am

    My roses in December are memories of my sweet mama and my “other mom”, both who spoke love of others and love of Jesus into my life.
    They taught me how to live life with fun.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.September 3, 2016 - 11:55 am

    For me it is memories of when my father was still with me. He was the best Dad ever. Thanks for shsring.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwSeptember 3, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    What a really beautiful card! At the moment my sweet memories are of my Dad and Mom & grandparents who have all gone to heaven. I miss them so much!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    My roses in December is when my 2 sisters and I had mumps at Christmas and my grandmother had put the old cotton dish towels around our faces and cheeks to ease the pain and we looked like bunnies hopping around the Christmas tree. I still get a hoot out of that.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I truly love using the gold foil paper with the dies that you put us on to at Hobby Lobby. Perfect every time. Love your card and thank you for the instructions and supplies each and every time. You are amazing. I hope you are getting around better each day and that someone helped you bring in your lawn furniture. Have a beautiful week!

  • Sara AlfordSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    Oh dear I forgot to comment on this week’s memory.
    Christmas as a child has to be my all time favorite memory, since my birthday is on the 24th. I received Merry Christmas/Happy Birthday gifts. But get this…my Mother’s birthday was on the 27th, but the person that signed her birth certificate made the 7 look like a 4. Calligraphy was popular in the 1900s. So we celebrated the day together. So special. Thank you for asking. SaraReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 3, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Glad you are safe n sound. So many things trigger sweet memories it’s hard to pick one out! Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillySeptember 4, 2016 - 2:22 am

    Your card is beautiful. I don’t know what my roses in December are


  • KathySeptember 4, 2016 - 5:30 am

    Oh oh so lovely! Have an awesome blessed long weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 6, 2016 - 9:47 am

    Hi Becca,

    Sorry, I have not been on here for ages, longer than I thought lol! Your creations are amazing loved last weeks and this weeks is gorgeous to say the least. I really love how you photograph all of your cards too, makes them stand out, so beautiful. Glad you were not harmed in the hurricane but had a beautiful day after, we are so lucky in that respect over here.
    Enjoy your week my friend

    Love & hugs
    Jacquie J xxxxReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsSeptember 9, 2016 - 5:02 am

    Oh wow Becca what a lovely card you blow me away every week with your talent what a gift you have ….hope you are feeling much better after your foot op and are getting back to normal
    My roses memory is of taking my mum to a rose garden of a well known grower over here in GB Fond regards Ang xxReplyCancel

  • AnnSeptember 16, 2016 - 7:56 pm

    As always your card is beautiful and I’d love to win it but if I don’t I’ll keep visiting your website! Each time I visit I always forget to tell you, I have the exact paper that’s the background on your website! Every since I realized it was your background I have refused to use it! I keep it in hopes that one day I can make cards that are gorgeous as yours. LOLReplyCancel