Day of Giving Friday: Sending Love

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders Delicate Doilies, Spellbinders Classic Circles SM, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Spellbinders and Framed Petite Labels Embossing Folder -
Good morning friends!  Today is Day of Giving Friday where I have a card to give away to one of my wonderful readers.  I just love layering dies, it gives cards the extra prettiness and depth that say ‘this is special’ and beautifully handmade with care.  Layering and the variety of textures leads the eye right in to the sentiment on this card for a special little highlight. Now you can’t pile everything on, but most of us have these dies in our stash and there’s nothing like layers to help you use those things you’ve collected.

The card uses those classic dies we love so I thought I’d give you a quick run down.  The base of the card is made using Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.  If you’re not familiar with how to make a hinged base for a shaped card – I have a quick tutorial HERE.  For the frilly prettiness I’m using as the focal panel on the card I stacked from the bottom up using Spellbinders Delicate Doilies, Spellbinders Classic Circles SM, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs and lastly an element from the Delicate Doilies set.  The background is embossed with a portion of Spellbinders Framed Petite Labels Embossing Folder.


About Day of Giving Friday

As always, welcome new readers!  Just to bring you up to speed, 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.

For your comment today – How long have you been giving handmade cards, is it a way of life for you?

Rubber Stamps: Discontinued
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White) 80lb Smooth, Colorbok Victorian Parlour
Ink:  Cashmere, Groovy Guava, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight,  Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders Delicate Doilies, Spellbinders Classic Circles SM, Spellbinders Venetian Motifs Spellbinders Framed Petite Labels Embossing Folder, Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Flowerspost-header-bottomHave a spectacular weekend!  So glad you stopped by!!


  • margaret driscoll UKMay 13, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    Hello Becca
    I have most of these Dies, but had to read your tutorial as I couldn’t work out in which order you did it! lol
    Lovely card Becca, so pretty!
    I have been card making for 10 years, and I’m still obsessed, at the moment its Altenew, and of course the Art Deco Spellbinders!
    I can’t imagine buying a card anymore!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiMay 13, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    What a beautiful card. I need to use more dies to make more layers. It adds such dimension to the cards. I have been making and sending cards for at least 10 years. It has become a way of life for me. Now instead of spending hours in the Hallmark store, I spend hours trying to come up with just the right card for each person that receives one.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMay 13, 2016 - 12:51 pm

    Oh Becca,
    This is one of your prettiest ever! Love it and think I have all the dies to make it.
    I have been making cards for about 8 years and following your since about 2009 and you have given me and others many good tips. Thank you so much and have a beautiful weekend my friend.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 13, 2016 - 12:51 pm

    Beautiful creation! Yes, we have tons of dies but it takes forever to find the ones that really work well together. By the time I’m done trying to accomplish that my artroom looks like a cyclone hit it! So when I see your layered beauties I get a breather and take a minute to salute you, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonMay 13, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    oh goodness you just keep getting prettier and prettier.
    I’ve been making cards and gifts on and off forever. For the last
    five or so really going whole hog . If I know it is someones day they probably will get happy mail.ReplyCancel

  • PamelaMay 13, 2016 - 12:55 pm

    I’ve been card making 01 January 2005 and yes it is a way of life now. As soon as I hear of someone’s birthday or life event I think ‘I must make them a card’. Shop bought cards just aren’t personal enough.
    I don’t comment often but love your cards Becca and this one is no except. It’s simply stunning and I couldn’t not leave a comment because it’s so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HillsmanMay 13, 2016 - 12:57 pm

    Thank you Becca. Simply beautiful as always. Glad you’re back in the grooveReplyCancel

  • Kyle EMay 13, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    This card is absolutely sensational! I have been making cards for almost 15 years now. It definitely is a way of life! In fact, I will be busy this weekend — lots of May birthdays coming up in the next two weeks so I better get to it!!ReplyCancel

  • ernestineMay 13, 2016 - 1:08 pm

    Hi Becca, I enjoy every friday when visiting your blog – your cards are simply wonderful. Each time I am able to learn more from you,and I am playing with cardmaking for at least 10 years or so. Since my dear husband needs help because of several strokes, I don’t find much time to be creativ . Most my Cards go to my kids for wedding anniversary cards,or when someone needs a nice word and a hug . much love from oversea, ErnestineReplyCancel

  • Leanne SMay 13, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    Gorgeous card! Yes giving handmade cards is a way of life for me.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 13, 2016 - 1:12 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I love the beauty of the card today. Your layers are perfection. I have been giving handmade cards for at least 16 years and have never bought a shop card in that time. But before that I made my own gift tags using dried flowers, leaves and fruit.
    I have been crafting since I was a child for a total of at least 65 years – mainly sewing, knitting and crochet.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • NancyJBMay 13, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    I started making Christmas cards 15 years ago. At that time I knew nothing about card making. Our friends all loved the photos of wildlife that we took so I decided to make cards using photos and I made up my own verses for Christmas cards. I also used construction paper as that was all I knew. Thankfully I discovered blogs and videos and I still learn something new every day. Yes, giving handmade cards is a way of life for me. I feel that is one way I can brighten the lives of friends and family. I love it when people tell me that they never throw away the cards they receive from me. Your card is beautiful (as usual) Love the soft colors. Thank you for sharing your special talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 13, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    Once again your card is simply over the top gorgeous. I absolutely LOVE your stunning and amazing cards always.
    I´ve been giving my handmade cards for the last 15 years I think, and it sure is a way of life for me, as it means a l.ot to both me, and those who recieve my cards, that they´re made very personal to the recipient. And I can´t imagine, what people would say, if they suddenly didn´t get a handmade card from me, and all our family and friends directly expect it. My grandkids always come running and asking, what I´ve made for them this time, even before, they get their presents, so it tells me, that they really do apreciate them.
    Have a wonderful week-end to you too now. I don´t know about you, but here it´s a holy week-end, we call Whitsun, that is always exactly 40 days after Easter sunday, and it´s this week-wns, so we have a long week-end this week, and hopefully we also get some nice sun, as we´ve had the last couple of days here. Hope you´ll have the same there Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon LongfellowMay 13, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    What a beautiful, Feminine card. I just sent for all the
    dies to make it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us
    and making us look good with the cards we give using your
    beautiful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie M.May 13, 2016 - 1:21 pm

    This card is stunning! It almost looks like fabric! Thank you for sharing your creativity, such a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth M. ArmstrongMay 13, 2016 - 1:23 pm

    Love your card, so beautiful! Becca you are the first person I started following when I found blog land. I have been giving cards for 9 years now and enjoying every minute of it! Thank you for a chance to win one of yours. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMay 13, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    Another gorgeous card, Becca. Absolutely love it! I’ve been making and sending hand made cards for about 13 years now. I only make them for myself and not to sell, although if any friends want a special card made I will do that, on condition they don’t insist on paying for them. I do it for pleasure and if ever it becomes a chore (which it hopefully never will) I will stop! Best wishes.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • christiMay 13, 2016 - 1:28 pm

    gorgeous card. love the layers. making cards is a fun escape for me. sometimes i spend forever with an idea and then it doesn’t come out quite as i had hoped other times it’s better than expected. i like to get alot of different stuff and try to get them working together. i am truely addicted to dies. they are my guily pleasure. ok paper too and … you get the idea. love how fancy your cards are. even a clean and simple card looks elegant. enouth rambling for one day. have a great week!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonMay 13, 2016 - 1:29 pm

    Beautiful card like the embossed label. I have been giving handmade cards for 16 years. When I was younger I made thumb print and finger print images on cards. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropMay 13, 2016 - 1:30 pm

    I first started making cards about 14 years ago but I shudder when I think of those early ones! Ugh! I have come a long way since. I can honestly say I have never bought a single card in 13 years. Your card today is beautiful;very delicate. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingMay 13, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    Good morning, Becca! Such a pretty card, this Friday! I’ve been giving handmade cards for oh, decades? Certainly more reliably in the last 10 years or so…maybe a little longer. I love being able to take the time to love and pray into the card I’m making – spend that time for the person it is going to. And I find the same even when creating for my business line – that care and joy going into my product, even though I’ll never know the recipient. It’s just as rewarding.

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

  • Becky GreenMay 13, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    SO BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!! I LOVE the feminine feel you give your cards! Something to strive for…. ;) I have been making hand made cards for 9 years now, I think it is…. It IS a way of life for me now. I didn’t give cards before on a regular basis, they were rare actually. I thought they were too expensive & I could NEVER find a sentiment I liked for the occasion, NOTHING FIT! NOW, I make cards & give them for whatever situation I am in need of! EVEN IF, I write my own sentiment/s! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossMay 13, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    How beautiful love the soft colors.l also love to use layers…thank you for your inspiration ….ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMay 13, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Your card today is so pretty and oh so special with all those perfectly placed layers. If you do not count the cards I made in elementary school, I have been making cards for about 1 1/2 years now and sending them to loved ones and friends. I guess it depends on how much longer I live, but my goal is to continue to make and send cards for as long as possible. I am really enjoying making and sending my cards and I pray I have lots of time left to do so. Such fun!ReplyCancel

  • Betty GoodsonMay 13, 2016 - 1:47 pm

    I love all pretty dies but am really challenged with thinking of ways to layer. Every time I see what you and others create I am inspired but most of the cards I make are much simpler. I have been sending handmade cards since the late eighties and it definitely is a way of life for me. It seems someone at my church is always in need of a handmade card and with being blessed with a large circle of friends and much family ( including 15 grandkids) I make and send many cards. As of late the most cards I am sending are thank you’s to all the wonderful outpouring of love for me and my terminally ill husband.ReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 13, 2016 - 1:51 pm

    What a beautiful card! I have been creating cards for about 20 years…and yes, it is a way of life.ReplyCancel

  • SuzMMay 13, 2016 - 1:56 pm

    I started making cards about 10 years ago. It keeps me in touch with friends and relatives miles away. It’s led to wonderful friendships and building of self-esteem. What could be better?ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaMay 13, 2016 - 1:57 pm

    Awesome card Becca!, I started giving cards away since I started with this beautiful addiction about two years now. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 13, 2016 - 2:01 pm

    Wow, Becca. Just wow. That is gorgeous. It may be my new favorite! I love the layers – you are such a genius with the layers – and I love how you are using some of our old favorite dies. It’s good to keep those oldies in circulation, and not neglect them for the newbies.
    I have been giving handmade cards for many, many years. Probably more than 20 years. I love to be able to create something special for giving. Sometimes the recipient appreciates it, sometimes not, but the joy is in the giving.ReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensMay 13, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    Oh my! Another stunner, Becca.
    I’ve been making handmade cards for over 12 years – and yes – it has become a way of life and a joy! The house is full of card, inks, dies, punches, stamps – you know – the usual lol!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Linda SMay 13, 2016 - 2:03 pm

    I have been making cards for over 30 years with stamping, but really enjoy dies since they came along. Absolutely gorgeous card with the layers and texture.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 13, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    I have been making for about 10 years, I love making and giving away hand made cards. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMay 13, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    I’ve been giving handmade cards since 2008. It is a way of life for me. I can’t say 100% of the cards we mail are handmade but each year more and more of them are. This year my goal is for all family birthday and anniversary cards to be handmade (next year my goal will be to mail them on time. LOL).ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 13, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    Hi Becca. Fabulous card. Love the embossed panel. Been making cards for 5ish years after getting bored with buying shop bought ones as I could never find something to fit the person I was buying for, and when I did the words inside were awful for the most part. So I bought a kit and had a go at sticking things together. After soon getting bored with that I bought a die cutting machine and I’ve never looked back. You just can’t buy the cards we make. They are truly unique and that makes them a gift in themselves. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Carol bMay 13, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    I have been giving handmade cards ever since I started stamping. It’s been about 15 years. I give them for every holiday and special occasion to certain family and friends and to everyone on my Christmas card list. I also enjoy making sets to give as gifts. I missed Valentine’s Day this year and people noticed.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • DawnMay 13, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Gorgeou, I love it. Yes, I also have been making and giving home made cards now too for about 6 years now. What I love most (besides the creativity), is the comments from those that recieve the cards. Everyone talks abiut how much they enjoy getting something hand made!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardMay 13, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Another absolute beauty. Love stacking these dies. I have some of these so will have a new way to use them. Thanks1ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMay 13, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    YEars ago I started sending thank you cards when i win a prize. Companies seemed surprised that I do this!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenMay 13, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful and heartwarming card, as usual, Becca. You have such a gift! I’ve been making cards for more than 20 years and cannot believe what products are available now (compared to then!)to enable us to make even more lovely and special cards. Making things for those about whom we care is a happy and very rewarding way of life!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 13, 2016 - 2:26 pm

    This card is stunningly beautiful. Ii love everything about it from the embossing to the bow, flowers and all the gorgeous die cut layers. Just when I think I’ve seen my favorite, a new favorite shows up. You definitely inspire me to want to create!

    I began papercrafting in 2001 with the birth of my first grandchild, Noah. I actually resisted card making until about 5 years ago. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to give cards away, it was that I was just very passionate about preserving memories for my Grandchildren. I want to leave my view of their lives for them when I’m no longer around. When I finally made my first card, I was hooked! I love love love creating cards and giving them away!

    Have a wonderful day, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 13, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    I’ve been giving handmade cards since 2000 and people love them! Of course they are nothing as beautiful as yours! Today’s card is gorgeous and I love the design! Beautiful card, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMay 13, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    Your card for today is absolutely beautiful. Making handmade cards for me started when I was young. My father did not want store bought cards so every occasion I would draw a picture card and he just loved them. When he passed away I was going through some of his things and there was every card I drew for him over the years. Also, I am so happy to be one of your winners on your Giving Friday. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 13, 2016 - 2:49 pm

    Happy Friday, Becca,
    You are a master of layering! You amaze me with your elegant eye that can place these intricate layers atop each other so they work so harmoniously with each other.

    Making handmade cards is a way of life for me now but it hasn’t always been that way. About 30 years ago I decided to make handmade Christmas cards. That became an annual tradition and has expanded from there. Now, I make cards for myself and others. Making beautiful cards really feeds my soul. I think my total well-being depends on it!
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • PeggyMay 13, 2016 - 3:06 pm

    I think this card is so beautiful. It looks like a fluffy pillow. I have been making cards for the past 6 months and just love but not to the degree you have made this cardReplyCancel

  • BunnyMay 13, 2016 - 3:09 pm

    I’ve been making cards since 2009. It is a way of life for me. I love making and giving them. Some I don’t want to give up! Yikes!

    This is a ver pretty card. I had to go back and watch the tutorial on how to make the hinged card.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierMay 13, 2016 - 3:23 pm

    Hi Becca, its lovely :) TFS I’ve been making and giving handmade cards since 2007, its a beautiful way to make someone’s day! Ty for a chance to receive one of your beautiful cards to treasure, hugs, have a wonderful wkend and I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!ReplyCancel

  • Lenoria KellyMay 13, 2016 - 3:27 pm

    Wow, another amazing card! I love the delicacy of this card and all the frilly layers and flowers are just gorgeous. I wish you were my next door neighbor so I could just hear some of the things going around in your creative mind!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMay 13, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    Happy Friday 13! Beautiful card, Becca. Love the gorgeous layers! I’m not good at it, but am learning. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne LucasMay 13, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Oh, I love this card! The contrast of the background embossed clean lines and the lacy doilies is wonderful. This is such a work of art. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha ReedMay 13, 2016 - 3:35 pm

    Beautiful and elegant card! I have been making cards for 3 yrs. I do it mostly for my mother to give away. She is my inspiration with her generous heart…always thinking and doing for othersReplyCancel

  • loisMay 13, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Thank you for reminding us how beautiful many layers really look. The card is so wonderful and unique. I have been giving cards that I make for about 10 years. The people have the first card I had ever given them so I guess I will be doing this for many years. One young man, now 25, looks forward to his cards. He’s into politics so there is so much info this year that it makes it easy. Blessings on your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterMay 13, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Hi Becca. This is a gorgeous card, mixing so many pretty die cuts. I never think to do that but must start to think outside the box. I have been cardmaking for nearly 15 years now and find it very relaxing. It is a way of life for me as I would never buy a card, preferring to design more personal ones for family and friends. Happy weekend. XReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMay 13, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    Becca what a beautiful card and love the panelling you have done on the base. I have been making cards for over 10 years and have never bought a card since I started. While they are not always perfect to me it is a way of life.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 13, 2016 - 4:01 pm

    Hi Becca, I always love how you make layers that I never would have even thought about.Your pink cards are always among my favourites.
    I was an amateur scrapbooker & started after I had kids. About 10 years ago I made my first card. It was for my sister in laws bridal shower. I just could not find one that was pretty enough. I was so scared people would think I was being cheap. But she loved it :D
    Though it took my confidence another 7 years before I started to make more. I was always worried people would think I am being cheap, until one day I was trying to get inspiration & googled something. I stumbled upon your blog! That was 1 year ago! You have no idea, as it could have not happened in a better time in my life. A time I felt confused & lost my confidence in many aspects of life. Since then your blog has been a massive inspiration & I have learnt so much. People that receive my cards know they are receiving an original piece, made from the labor of love with hours and care taken to complete. My cards don’t always look as perfect as yours lol, but I can say I no longer fear what they think. Now I just get the odd comment like, “isn’t it just quicker to buy?” Lol They’re the ones that don’t get it!
    I have only really been a card maker for 2 years but, I guess it has become a way of life as I find it hard to buy a card because, they are never pretty enough. Did I forget to mention how large my die collection is now ;)
    Have a lovely weekend xReplyCancel

  • lisa808May 13, 2016 - 4:01 pm

    Yes, giving handmade cards is a way of life for me! I have been stamping for 10+ years.ReplyCancel

  • Ramona WalterMay 13, 2016 - 4:10 pm

    This is a stunning card. The soft colors make it so femine. I would love to receive this card for any occasion. Thanks for sharing it and the opportunity to win it. It is amazing! I try and make the majority of my cards. I think the receipent knows how much love goes in a handmade card.ReplyCancel

  • Jean ThomasMay 13, 2016 - 4:12 pm

    Another absolutely beautiful card Becca, thank you for the
    chance of winning one of your gorgeous cards.ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHMay 13, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    not a day goes by when i dont craft or buy stash. A way of life for me. Crafted all my life. The hours fly byReplyCancel

  • AlisonMay 13, 2016 - 4:14 pm

    Love your layers Becca. You always come up with something so elegant! I try to always send my homemade cards and this seems to give pleasure to the recipients. It’s something I enjoy and I love spending time in my craft roomReplyCancel

  • Diana DMay 13, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    OMGosh Becca! LOVE this card. If I don’t have the dies to recreate this, I’m on my way to getting them. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Diana DReplyCancel

    • Diana DMay 13, 2016 - 4:17 pm

      Forgot my comment…..I’ve been making cards for about 8 years now. It’s a way of life now….my ‘therapy’.ReplyCancel

  • Margie MaloneMay 13, 2016 - 4:27 pm

    I have been making and giving hand made cards for about five years. I had been scrapbooking for a couple of years, and seemed to progress into cardmaking. I now will not give anything but one of my well made homemade cards. I love to make the cards, giving everything I have to make the most beautiful card I know how to make. And I have learned so much over the last five years. My first cards were flat and uninteresting. Now I embellish and make them to a standard that I have set for myself. I spend every free moment working on cards. I may have several working at a time. It is now a part of me and I love it. It fulfills me and gives my creative side an outlet.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMay 13, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Becca, this is absolutely stunning! I have most of the dies and how clever you are to use the embossing folder as you did here. I always pick up techniques and ideas from your cards.
    I’ve been card making for 6 years. YES it is a way of life for me. I love it and the feedback I get when giving one of my cards is so rewarding. You are my inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • ShiMay 13, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Your card is beautiful. I have been making card since I got sick about 20 yrs ago it’s the only thing that keeps me sane and gets me through the nightsReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMay 13, 2016 - 4:56 pm

    I’ve been a serious fan of yours since your Magnolia days and have been inspired by your cards. I’ve learned almost everything I need to know how to put together a card that displays beauty, thought and the collection of dies I just had to have because of you. Part of my weekly routine is to put aside one day to work on various card projects so I always am ready to send a card to someone for whatever reason it calls for. Aside from my enjoyment of creating and sharing is knowing that my friends enjoy and ‘expect’ my personally made cards. Giving is more fun.ReplyCancel

  • Bette SMay 13, 2016 - 4:56 pm

    I’ve been making and giving cards for the last 8 years. I used to do scrapbooks for my grandchildren before I was introduced to creating cards. Oh my! I would so rather make cards than work on a scrapbook. And when I see the awesome cards you create – Ijust melt!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us and inspiring us. Love you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 13, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    WOW! I love this card, the colors are so delicate and the layers are gorgeous. Awesome job. I have been giving hand made cards for about 10 years now, and yes it will be a way of life now. My family and friends expect them and you can not buy a card as pretty as one someone makes from scratch.ReplyCancel

  • LizzieMay 13, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    This is one of my favourite dies but I never seem to manage to get cards as interesting as yours. Just delightful. Must try harder!!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 13, 2016 - 5:21 pm

    I’ve been making cards for about four years now. It took me about a year to work up the courage to actually give someone one of my cards. I give handmade cards for all occasions with the exception of Christmas. (I design a photo card on line and have it commercially printed because of the number of cards we send.)ReplyCancel

  • DeaMay 13, 2016 - 5:23 pm

    Hi Becca,

    WOW What a beautiful card! I love the layered delicate cards! I have been creating cards for about 20 years. My favorite card to make is using the spellbinder dies. Yes it is my way of life I’cant imagine having to buy a card way too expensive! Thanks for the chance to win your card.

    Take good care & God bless you!

  • Wanda ThomasMay 13, 2016 - 5:24 pm

    For over 25 years I think. I really don’t have any other kind of cards to give. Sometimes I don’t have the “perfect one” so I have to stop and make one, but I give them for every occasion. Nice layers. My mind just does not think in layers….ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMay 13, 2016 - 5:28 pm

    Stunning card again Becca, it’s gorgeous. I have been making and giving cards for sixteen years now, I love it and love the process of making the cards. I really enjoy the whole process.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMay 13, 2016 - 5:45 pm

    I am really enjoying the floral display that embellishes that delightful wedding card…lovely gift.ReplyCancel

  • Donna SMay 13, 2016 - 5:55 pm

    What a GORGEOUS card, Becca! I have only been making cards for a couple of years, and then I send them to friends and family!!! I’m still a learner, but loving it! I would like to be able to make some beauties like yours!!!ReplyCancel

  • JoyceMay 13, 2016 - 6:04 pm

    Hi Becca,

    A stunning card. Sending love, is what you do, to all of us! I have been making cards for about three years. It has brought joy back to my life! Blessings to you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMay 13, 2016 - 6:24 pm

    Gorgeous creation Becca. Giving handmade cards has been a way of life for me for about 15 years – love being able to give personalised cards.

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 13, 2016 - 6:24 pm

    Good morning Becca, you’ve done it again!!! I love this it’s gorgeous!!! It just goes to show that you only have to look at the dies you’ve already got. I’ve been card making for??? Oh dear 30 to 40years I’d say that was a way of life : )
    Have a good one!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • MildredMay 13, 2016 - 6:40 pm

    I’ve been making cards about 10 years. Don’t do as much of it as I used to but still enjoy the craft and I especially love following your blog, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaMay 13, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Hi Becca, Your card has such a beautiful combination of dies/embossing folder. They have been around for awhile, I have them, never would have combined them, but look at your results. Worth redoing your ideas because they are so good. Many thanks. I really appreciate your suggestions from past releases–gives new life to my stash of goodies. I did get my shipment of your new dies, wedding line, and can’t wait to play, even better, follow your lead with them. I’ve been gathering supplies since the 1990s and making cards but it takes designer ideas like yours to be able to send them out with pride. Continue to share your artistic talent, it means a lot to me. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoMay 13, 2016 - 6:52 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca. I have been making over ten years and my cardmaking favorites are for the shut-ins at our church and special friends and relatives.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy CooperMay 13, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I have been making cards for 30 years. It is definitely one of my favorite things to do for people and I do consider it a way of life for me. I cannot bring myself to send anything other than a handmade card so if I do not get one made in time they either do not get one at all or they receive it late. I have admired your cards Becca for quite some time. Each one is so uniquely beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Joni EMay 13, 2016 - 7:17 pm

    I have been card making around twelve years now. I love that many of the people that receive my holiday cards use them every year in their holiday decor. Thanks for the inspiration as your cards are always stunning!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASMay 13, 2016 - 7:33 pm

    Hello Becca what a lovely way yo use the dies and the way you
    have used the embossing folder and covered the label part !
    I would have not thought of that I would have only looked at it with
    the label !!!
    I have been making cards for about 8 years but not using them for that
    long as I was worried they were not good enough lol.
    Paper crafting has brought me out of a very dark hole and has lifted
    me up to a place I am settled in and has opened the door to some
    wonderful friendships .
    Love this card thank you for sharing hugs PamxxxReplyCancel

  • RayaMay 13, 2016 - 7:34 pm

    Becca, I’ve been making cards for about 15 years and boy have evolved! I’ve changed styles to more delicate and layered cards. I love your look so very much. Not a day goes by that I don’t check your sight!ReplyCancel

  • Claire HMay 13, 2016 - 8:03 pm

    Very lovely! I must try this.ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.May 13, 2016 - 8:05 pm

    I just started making cards a little over a year ago…love doing it, but am not as good as I’d like to be yet. I’m hoping to eventually learn to layer dies like you do for elegant beautiful cards…but so far mine are mostly clean and simple. I have some dies, but not a lot yet…and am not good at this beautiful elegant look with the few I do have. I sure dream of figuring it out though cause I just adore your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen JohnsonMay 13, 2016 - 8:05 pm

    I have been making cards for about 25 years and just love it. I started by using stencils. then learned how to do parchment cards with inks, pens, piercing tools and now use embossing folders, punches and dies. It is a wonderful hobby and I just love it and always interested in taking courses to learn how to make different cards.

    Your cards are beautiful and inspire me very much.


  • lisa inversinMay 13, 2016 - 8:51 pm

    beautiful card as always!!!

    I’ve been making homemade cards now for almost 10 years, could never go back to store bought ones!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 13, 2016 - 9:26 pm

    Beautiful card Becca….would love to win it!!!!! I started with photography and made my pictures into cards and then I walked into a stamp store in 2007…a passion was born!!!! Hand made cards are a delight to make…and to receive!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Kathy WilkinsMay 13, 2016 - 9:37 pm

    I’ve been sending handmade cards to special friends for 6 yrs. Two years ago I started making birthday cards for each member of my family (that’s 41 people plus 8 anniversary cards) in addition to my friends. Yes, it is a way of life for me…I am committed!ReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfMay 13, 2016 - 9:37 pm

    I’ve been making and giving handmade cards for over 20 years. In the beginning they were much simpler and basic than they are now.ReplyCancel

  • April S.May 13, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    I have been giving handmade cards for about 6-7 years now. I really enjoy making that special card for someone!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelMay 13, 2016 - 10:39 pm

    STUNNING card!!!! Oh my gosh! Love the texture with the soft colors. Big sigh.
    I have been making cards for over 6 years now, & crafting for over 15 years. I can’t see that ever changing!ReplyCancel

  • Karen KleinMay 13, 2016 - 11:13 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I started making cards about a year ago as a ministry project for church – sending out cards for birthdays and anniversaries and for family and friends. I am loving every minute of it! I love making layered cards..they look so nice. My collection of spellbinder dies is small but growing rapidly! Your shoe dies are on my wishlist along with many others lol. Thank you for sharing your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerMay 13, 2016 - 11:30 pm

    Oh, you went and did it again, another absolutely gorgeous card, and I love it when you create pink and white cards, they are so springy.
    I have been stamping continuously for the last four years. During that time you have been a great inspiration to me. I have tried several cards with the Spellbinders that I have, only to have them not turn out very nice? So I keep practicing! Now, I just create something easier and when the recipient receives my card they are appreciative of a hand made card.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 14, 2016 - 12:12 am

    I’ve been giving hand made cards for about eight years and I so enjoy making a card for a particular person or occasion.
    My dear mother-in-law threatened never to speak to me again if I ever gave her a shop bought card. She was so enthusiastic about all of the ones I gave her.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesMay 14, 2016 - 1:58 am

    Another gorgeous card Becca! I started making Christmas cards about 18 years ago and haven’t looked back. I make cards for all occasions but Christmas cards are still my favorite. Yes it’s a way of life for me and my kids “shop” in my extras.
    Thanks for your continued inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DMay 14, 2016 - 2:23 am

    Stunning Becca, just stunning. Really beautifully made card but then again, I would expect no less from you anymore. It is a real inspirational piece for me.

    I have been making cards most of my 65 years and got fairly serious about it about 12 years ago just about the time I had my accident and series of back surgeries. Making cards was something I could do rather easily and it allowed me to keep my imagination moving forward and was so much better for me than just sitting and watching television.

    Now I feel I am trying to go to the next level! The Becca level is more elegant and complicated but oh so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SørflatenMay 14, 2016 - 2:39 am

    What a beautiful and romantic card, Becca!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I have been given handmade cards since I started with this amazing hobby some years ago, and now – surely – it has become a way of life for me.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha wadeMay 14, 2016 - 4:31 am

    The most beautiful card, love it.
    I have been making cards about 11 years and have not bought a card in all that time, as I do make a few each week. It really is a way of life, if not making I’m blogging.xReplyCancel

  • Michelle HogerMay 14, 2016 - 8:24 am

    Another sample of your amazing creativity! I strive for this I my card making, but Ifall far short of the mark you have set. I personally started making cards about 12 years ago, and have been giving them out ever since. Card making is an outlet for my creativity and entertainment for me as well! Inspiration is in short supply sometimes, so I turn to others who share in my need to craft, and your work never lets me down. Thank you for frequent inspiration Becca…ReplyCancel

  • DianaMay 14, 2016 - 10:02 am

    I’ve been making my own cards (and lots of other things) for over 30 years. What I’d really like to thank you for, Becca, is your use of older dies in so many of your projects. The die industry seems to be all about what’s new and the latest release, and it’s not only hard to keep up, but expensive. Just when you begin thinking up projects to use the new dies, there’s another release by some company or other. It’s really a pleasure to see that these older dies still have a lot of life!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinMay 14, 2016 - 10:30 am

    I’m a relative “newbie” card maker….a friend got me started 3 years ago and now I can’t stop! I love making cards and giving them as “paper hugs” to all my friends.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithMay 14, 2016 - 12:34 pm

    Stunning card. I love the embossed pink layer, but you are going to have to explain how you did that. Did you emboss first and then die cut????? However you managed to accomplish this, I love the effect. Please clue me in. Thanks.

  • Twyla davisMay 14, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    its very pretty. I make cards but almost never send them. How’s that for a guilty secret?ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 14, 2016 - 2:11 pm

    Wow Becca !!!!! this card is stunning !! I adore all the layers, they are so pretty and layer together beautifully. I didn’t realise how you had got the corrugated background paper, I would never have guessed you had used this embossing folder, how effective is this !! I love it.
    I have been giving handmade cards for about 10 years, I have never bought a card to send in all that time, it is definitely a ‘way of life’ for me, and I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMay 14, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Hi Becca what a lovely card and all the layers. I have been making cards for about 15 years and handmade is the norm, I love making special ones for very special people.ReplyCancel

  • DaleMay 14, 2016 - 7:50 pm

    Becca such a beautiful card. It just looks like softness. I’ve been designing and creating hand made greeting cards for over 20 years. I would say it’s a way of life for me. It’s relaxation and therapy for me. Love this craft.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.May 14, 2016 - 8:16 pm

    Yes, making cards is my way of life, my hobby, my joy! I think for about 8 years or so? I make my Christmas cards and almost all birthday cards (masculine cards I have to buy sometimes) and other occasion cards too. I love making cards for the special people in my life. :)

    Your cards always amaze me! That embossing folder just makes the card (well that and the beautiful layers, your flowers and ribbon)! Really like how you used “not as new” dies for your beautiful card. Thanks for showing and telling us how to do this! :)ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CMay 15, 2016 - 8:21 am

    What lovely, lovely layers!!
    I’ve only been making handmade cards since I became disabled 10 years ago and had time on my hands. Now I can’t bear to send a store-bought card– not only because they cost an arm and a leg, but because I feel my friends deserve something better.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsMay 15, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    Hi Becca i have been giving handmade cards for over 14years now but only just got into making them realy SPECIAL .your card today is stunning as always you are so clever ….you inspire me to try harderReplyCancel

  • RuthMay 15, 2016 - 12:58 pm

    Well Becca , this card is. Simply stunning !!
    What an amazing card to receive!
    I have been giving cards now for about 15 years , and I can’t imagine buying one M

  • KathyMay 15, 2016 - 3:52 pm

    U never quit amazing me….your talent is so awesome….I’ve making cards around 5 yrs, started with stickers and scrapbooking yrs. ago….still scrapbook too, but making cards us my favorite …my excuse is I didn’t get to go to kindergarten when my dad (RIP daddy 3-18-16) was in the Air Force and we lived in Spain …so I have to play with scissors n paper now…good excuse?…ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    I started making cards when my daughter was in preschool and she is 31 now!ReplyCancel

  • ConnieMay 15, 2016 - 9:41 pm

    Splendid card…as always. I have been making handmade cards for about 10 years; my family and friends expect them so yes, it has become a way of life for me. I do send store-bought cards when I find something extra special.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer EnglishMay 15, 2016 - 11:22 pm

    Just love this card. I am a soft pink girl fan. I never thought of using the striped embossing folder this way it is very effective. Thank you for your continuing inspiration. God blessReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 15, 2016 - 11:23 pm

    Beautiful card, giving handmade cards has been a priority in my life since 2000 for the last 2 yrs. I have not been able to make cards like I used too. I like to see the joy they bring to the receiver. It still is a way of life for me. Maybe not as much as I would like it to be.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwMay 16, 2016 - 5:53 am

    Oh This is such a pretty card – I love it! I have been into this craft with all the fancy dies etc. for 3 years now and am loving every minute of it, but have always liked to make hand made cards and notes for people before that.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockMay 16, 2016 - 9:25 am

    beautiful card love all your cards you make thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 16, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Better late than not! Attended my #3 daughter’s(age 46)graduation from the University of Texas San Antonio where she earned a Masters of Public Policy/Social Work. So proud of her! Just returned home to your precious Friday card. So diminutive!

    I have been a hand weaver since 1986. In 1996 we moved closer to our #2 daughter who was hosting a Stampin’ Up party. I was invited and I was hooked. I found that I could make something pretty with colors and texture, satisfying that immediate need to create. Weaving a cloth takes weeks, but I’m still lovin’ that, too.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to view your creative nature. SaraReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMay 17, 2016 - 10:25 pm

    I have been making card for 10 years they are what I send everyone they don’t qnat a store bought card, they say htat the meaning and time that goes into wach card is thought out and lovedReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyMay 20, 2016 - 12:55 am

    Morning Becca, this is a gorgeous card love all frilliness of it if that is a word.
    I have been giving handmade cards for about twelve years now couldn’t buy a card now I would feel so guilty. We are so glad for all the inspiration you and all the wonderful crafters give us.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel