Day of Giving Friday: Spring Has Returned


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Floral Lace and Quietfire Design - Spring has Returned - see full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hello sweet friends! Spring has returned right?  Maybe that’s why I can’t concentrate, it’s too, too lovely outside.  I hope today finds you well!  Today you get two card from me. I’m sharing this card for Day of Giving Friday here – read down below if you are new to Day of Giving Friday.   AND, over on the Spellbinders Blog, I’m showing you step by step how to craft a special card full of hugs—–> Click HERE!!  So much going on – I hope you’ll pop over there and give me your thoughts.  Is it a card you could see yourself making? If you would, then let me know!


So on to my card for today.  Every once in a while I love a tall card (this one is 8.5″ tall by 4″ wide) – they are so different and really it is so easy to fill up the space, because of the narrowness.  Today I’m highlighting one of my new borders Graceful Floral Lace.  It takes up a lot of real estate on the card and that’s exactly what I wanted.  I simply cut two pieces, backed them with silver foil and adhered the pairing to the top and to the bottom   I stamped my sentiment from Quietfire Design onto vellum paper with Versafine Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and framed with Spellbinders Floral Oval.  The tiny filigree piece on the bottom is Spellbinders Corners and Accents One.

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!  For your comment: I’m so loving the fact that spring is here!  What’s your favorite part of spring?

WR-Supplies
Stamps: Quietfire Design – Spring Has Returned
Paper: Papertrey Ink – Kraft, Silver Poster Board, Digital Paper from my stash
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Graceful Floral Lace, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SMSpellbinders Floral OvalSpellbinders Corners and Accents One, The Paper Source Silver Satin Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Recollection Pearls

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Happy Spring!!  I just can’t say that enough – I hope spring lasts all the way to November.  Seriously though, I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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  • Mickey M.March 3, 2017 - 1:09 pm

    FLOWERS are definetly my favorite part of Spring. All the new growth budding all around.ReplyCancel

  • christiMarch 3, 2017 - 1:12 pm

    my favorite part of spring is when everything starts blooming. where I live it seems like it blooms for months. I just love it. speaking of love it. that’s what I think of your card today. soon as i’m done here i’m heading to spellbinders to see what pretty you have there. tfs.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMarch 3, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the daffodils and tulips showing their colors!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMarch 3, 2017 - 1:13 pm

    My favorite part of spring are the flowers peeking up through the grass (daffodils) and the flowering trees. So pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraMarch 3, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    I love how the hills are green, yellow and orange (California poppies!) after a winter of rain… by the time May rolls around, they start turning brown again. Love your beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 3, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    Another beautiful card!! I also saw the hugs card. That is so neat!! My favorite part of spring is the beautiful flowers that bloom nice weather and Easter.
    TFS I really like your new dies!!
    Hugs
    KayReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 3, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    This card punches a real WOW. It’s truly stunning! The best part of Spring is the warm weather returning and the daffodils raising their pretty heads.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMarch 3, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    Lovely card Becca!!!!!
    My favorite part of Spring is all the different shades of green…so full of life and accented with all the beautiful flowers…makes me want to thank the Lord and SING!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    JanReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMarch 3, 2017 - 1:28 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love the sentiment..I have never heard it before.

    The two things that are my favorite things about Spring are :

    All the Flowers,trees,and shrubs starting to bloom with color after such a dreary season ( I live in the PNW). The biggest one of all–is that my Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lifts and I start to have energy again, to a point, considering all my health issues :) .ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.March 3, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the way the air smells — new! It’s almost as if you can smell the trees budding and the flowers peeking up out of the soil.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennMarch 3, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    Love your tall card layout. I also love deviating from my usual card size when creating. My favorite part of spring is being able to take my crafting outdoors and do it in the sunshine that I crave all winter.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMarch 3, 2017 - 1:41 pm

    Oh my Becca you´ve just made another stunning card here, it´s sooo beautiful.
    My favorite part of spring is that the days gets longer and warmer and you can stay more outside and then that everything begins to get that light green color, it really lift the spirit up for me.ReplyCancel

  • linda evansMarch 3, 2017 - 1:42 pm

    As I am welsh and live in wales (uk) it is tridition that on st David’s day ladies wear a daffodil and men a leek. I love to see the bright colours of these beautiful flowers in spring and to pick one to wear. A beautiful season showing new life and new beginings, how magic is nature in spring!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Love your beautiful card! My favorite thing about spring is the still cool air filled with lovely scents and sounds of birds excited that new life emerges…. from the flowers and trees to the chicks and all the baby animals.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GREISSMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca.How I wish I had just an ounce of your creativity!!
    I love spring for the color…bright vibrant color after a drab dull winter!!ReplyCancel

  • DaleMarch 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm

    My favorite part of Spring is the Fresh Smell. I just want to go outside and take in the deepest breath and hold on to it and slowly exhale. I feel renewed.
    But let’s talk about this card. Becca, you never cease to amaze me with your talents. This card is so beautiful and these colors are so soft yet warm. I love it and I thank you because of your gracious spirit of sharing I am able to learn and create some beautiful cards also. Thank you for being you. I follow you where ever you are. I share in your joy and pain and I support your efforts.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaMarch 3, 2017 - 2:06 pm

    Wow! This card is so gorgeous!
    My fav part of spring–more daylight.
    And it’s the perfect temp outside–not too hot yet.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMarch 3, 2017 - 2:11 pm

    Wow!! What a lovely card today and another beautiful sentiment too. The accent at the bottom is a beautiful finishing touch.

    I have a ornamental cherry tree right out side my kitchen window. When I see the cherry blossom I know that Spring is on its way. The magnolia tree is in bud too. Nature is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunMarch 3, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    What a beautiful card! It’s amazing how different colors of paper can change how the die looks. My favorite part of spring is seeing all the flowers come up and the green grass returning.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMarch 3, 2017 - 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous card gorgeous colours, love your card they always look so special. The verse is a lovely one too.ReplyCancel

  • Joni SMarch 3, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    Very pretty card, and I like the new border! Favorite part of spring? Seeing all the new and different greens come to life in the garden. Who knew there were so many shades of green? Every year I’m amazed all over again at the differences!

    So pretty against our NW rain!

    Blessings, Becca!
    JoniReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 3, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    My flowers…I miss them so..lovely card too..ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMarch 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    My favourite part of spring is the warmer weather hearing the birds sing and flowers starting to bloom. Your cards are always so beautiful. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 3, 2017 - 3:19 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Wow, two for the price of one. For some reason I could not log in to the Spellbinder website to respond so will do both from here.
    I have the new dies except for the words so should be able to do that card! It is awesome.
    I love spring because I know it will be awhile before the severe heat gets here in beautiful Florida and we actually live in a “near Paradise!”
    Have a good weekend and look forward to another card next week. My hubby said “My you sure are engrossed”. I said, Yeah, it’s Becca Friday, honey!! lol
    Hugs, my friend
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanMarch 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm

    Lilacs in bloom!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYMarch 3, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    This is a really lovely card and perfect for a sunny cool day like today. It’s hard to tell you what turns me on with spring because it’s pretty much the same year round….green all around, sunny skies, balmy weather, clean salty air, flowers, fruit trees and birds all around. Much to appreciate and enjoy just walking in the yard. It’s spring every day.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMarch 3, 2017 - 4:03 pm

    Love the colours Becca. Another very pretty card xReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 3, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Hello Becca,
    What a beautiful, stunning card today made with gorgeous dies. I love it.
    My favourite part of spring is new life. In flowers and animals, the lambs especially.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • TammieMarch 3, 2017 - 4:09 pm

    Sweet card. One of the things I love about spring is long walks on pretty days. Mi also appreciate better light for crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMarch 3, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love your new dies! Can’t wait to get them! Mine are currently in transit. I will definitely give this one a try but I doubt my bow will look anything like yours lol
    I love everything about Spring, the colours, the flowers & pretty butterflies flying around. It is Autumn here in Australia & raining at the moment! Enjoy the lovely weather & have a wonderful weekend xReplyCancel

  • RachelMarch 3, 2017 - 4:39 pm

    Spring time means beautiful flowers blooming. Tree buds of different colors. The smell of clean fresh air with the sweet smell of flowers and grass growing. So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • MildredMarch 3, 2017 - 4:59 pm

    Spring hasn’t quite reached us yet. I love all the colorful bulbs that bloom. One single daffodil bud has been trying to open all week. Maybe tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMarch 3, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    I love the freshness of Spring, the flowers blooming, everything turning green! The weather is perfect and it feels like everything is new!

    Your card today is so elegant and I am so impressed by the fact that you used a die from your border collection to create this more narrow card. I also love your HUGS card on Spellbinders website and the tutorial. I always benefit from your tutorials and videos so I appreciate the time you spend on these things for us. I wasn’t quite sure how to use the Hugs die so I really appreciate seeing you use it.

    Thank you so much for being an inspiration in so many ways, not just card making but your faith and commitment to your craft.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceMarch 3, 2017 - 5:26 pm

    This card and the hugs card are both gorgeous! I love the borders on this one and on the hugs card as well,ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMarch 3, 2017 - 5:32 pm

    This is a beautiful card! I love the tall dimension as well. I have lots of standard sized envelopes that I never use. Long and skinny is a great change of pace. And I love the lace design – it’s on my wish list! Very pretty to layer on the silver. Thanks, Becca!
    Oh – for my comment – spring is not here yet. I think we are expecting snow this week!! Spring is my least favorite season. The best part about it is that summer is on the way!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMarch 3, 2017 - 5:35 pm

    The best about spring is watching the bulbs sending up the green leaves. We have a Lenten rose that is blooming (new hampshire) and still was blooming after 16 inches of snow covered it. Happy Spring and thanks for the beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMarch 3, 2017 - 5:57 pm

    I love the idea of the taller card and using the jumbo borders. Answer to spring? Flowers, flowers, flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane FMarch 3, 2017 - 6:32 pm

    Love your card. Unusual color combo, especially for you, but it is masterful. I love the freshness and feeling of renewal that comes with spring.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 3, 2017 - 7:07 pm

    The trees start getting their leaves and the baby birds will soon be coming to the feeder.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 3, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Your card is so lovely. I have the Graceful Floral Lace die that you designed for Spellbinders. I am pleased to see the Spellbinders Corners and Accents One. I could not visulize how beautiful and petite this die is from the package photo. Springtime, oh Springtime — when will you arrive? So glad you are enjoying Spring. For me, I have snow on the ground here that arrived last night and this morning. I have a few daffodils that popped their joyful heads out and shined with sunshine yellow to excite me that Spring may not be too far away. My favorite part of Spring has to be that the earth comes back to life and renews itself giving hope to all. And then there are those gorgeous flowers and their fragrance. Spring is definitely my favortite time of the year.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMarch 3, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Baseball!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaMarch 3, 2017 - 8:07 pm

    Oh what a beautiful card. My favorite time of spring is when everything begins anew I love to see the trees budding and all the lowers blooming it makes me amazed how great mother nature is and it makes me look at my card making differnetlyReplyCancel

  • Penny GMarch 3, 2017 - 8:31 pm

    Really love this card, so beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SMarch 3, 2017 - 9:12 pm

    What I absolutely love about spring is: laying in bed early in the morning with the windows open, listening to the songs of the birds!! Mind you, I love the spring flowers, but the wonderful sounds and aroma say spring to me!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMarch 3, 2017 - 9:21 pm

    What a stunning card Becca. Absolutely love the colors!!
    I love flowers so much so they are a big part of spring, but the green grass and trees are so beautiful. After living all my life in California, I cherish the four seasons we now have in Indiana. You never need to water your lawn here and it stays green!!! Many of my cards have flowers… and my other favorite… butterflies!

    P.S. I’ve left my address in your contact email as a winner, but I don’t see the notation that you received my address. Where should I be sending my mailing address?

    Blessings,
    JudyReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 3, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Good morning Becca, spring is more daylight. Daffodils, snowdrops and crocus, pure heaven!!!
    Just like your card!!! I love DL cards they look so classy and this is gorgeous!!!
    Have a good one!!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMarch 3, 2017 - 10:11 pm

    Looking forward to some warmer weather!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMarch 3, 2017 - 10:24 pm

    O MY this is heavenly love everything about it …..
    What I love about spring is it is like a new start for everything
    worldly that is alive ! A freshen up after a season of dormancy and
    lots of new life ,smells and sounds . Thanks for sharing PamxxxReplyCancel

  • Marilyn E~TownMarch 3, 2017 - 10:27 pm

    Stunning card and loved your card and tutorial on SPELLBINDERS!
    I love the longer days, warmer temps, spring flowers and the smell of Spring!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMarch 3, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    Beautiful card today here and at Spellbinders. What I love about spring is–Life begins! The flowers bloom, the grass turns green and grows, the leaves appear on the trees, the days are warmer and daylight is longer. 50 years ago next month, my husband I were married and our new life began! What a ride it has been!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 4, 2017 - 1:58 am

    Hi Becca. Great cards as always. It’s daffodils for me and the increase in light levels. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • BenteMarch 4, 2017 - 2:52 am

    What a gorgeous card, Becca, so many wonderful details and lovely colors!
    My favorite part of spring is when the trees are turning green, the flowers start blooming and the days become longer and warmer :))ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.March 4, 2017 - 4:39 am

    What a beautiful card. I love when the trees and everything start to grow and turn green.ReplyCancel

  • WendyMarch 4, 2017 - 5:32 am

    Hi Becca Love this card, and sentiment. I love to see Snowdrops as I think they herald the birth of a new season, and I know that the warmer weather will soon be here to cheer us all up
    WendyxReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerMarch 4, 2017 - 7:42 am

    This card is just gorgeous, Becca! Thx so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

    Pat BargerReplyCancel

  • Earlene. BostMarch 4, 2017 - 8:03 am

    So Beccalicios !!! Love, love, love this card. It has most of your hallmarks (bow, pearls,etc.) What I love about spring is the actual ‘feeling’ of renewal. I attribute that to God’s design – the earth’s proximity to the sun. He’s so good!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoMarch 4, 2017 - 8:29 am

    I love being able to walk without being all bundled up in coats and gloves and scarves.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMarch 4, 2017 - 8:44 am

    Love, love, love the cards!!! Each time you make a card I think “I need that die!” Of course, I can’t afford them all. Darn. This card is so different than your usual style and the color card stock you used inspires me to use the deeper colors of card stock I have that I never use.
    My favorite part of spring: The warmer air!ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsMarch 4, 2017 - 9:01 am

    Hya Becca just loving this card and also like you i am loving the fact that its SPRING i hate winter .Long dark dank days soooo miserable !!!! But Yay its spring in all its glory at last !! I love the spring flower best of all giving us new hope for the months to come
    Hope you are well and enjoying the spring too
    Paper hugs from Ang in GB xxReplyCancel

  • Carol H.March 4, 2017 - 9:18 am

    What a lovely card here! These are really unusual colors of paper to use and it’s so pretty! I looked at your card over on Spellbinders and yes! I’d definitely make that, if I had those awesome dies! My favorite part of spring is just watching the almost daily change of the fresh green leaves emerging on the trees, hearing all the birds singing, and feeling the warm sunshine on my face!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 4, 2017 - 10:42 am

    Beautiful card Becca
    I love the way you embellish your cards, fabulous job. My favourite part of Spring is the lighter evenings and blossoms starting to appear on the trees and gardens coming alive with colour x x xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 4, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Hi Becca, Truly beautiful !! the colours are gorgeous, the die-cuts are gorgeous and the flowers are gorgeous !!
    I love Spring when all the little bulbs start showing their heads, it’s a ‘happy’ time.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathymMarch 4, 2017 - 1:20 pm

    My favorite Spring thing is the increased hours of sunshine! Oh, and also the birds returning and singing, …and also the green grass peaking through the snow… and so many more wonderful Spring things!!!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerMarch 4, 2017 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful card. My favorite thing about spring is the warmth of the sun and longer days.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)March 4, 2017 - 4:46 pm

    Oh Becca! This is beyond gorgeous! I just love it! Your card on the Spellbinders site is beautiful too. The frame maker is on my wish list!
    Spring is certainly on its way. My favourite part is to go out in the garden these lighter evenings, seeing the new shoots and finding those plants which have made it through the winter and are just beginning to wake again. The snowdrops showed a few weeks ago, the daffodils began to appear last week and blossom is out on the cherry plum trees. Just hope we don’t have a cold snap here in the UK to set things on their heels!
    Hugs
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNMarch 6, 2017 - 4:10 pm

    Another awesome card! I love all the beautiful flowers and the sweet smell of spring! Nothing is more fragrant that a spring rain.ReplyCancel

  • DevyMarch 8, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    My favorite part of spring is the rains, the new growth, and especially seeing the beautiful new baby animals! We already have our garden tilled, and ready to plant. I am so looking forward to fresh vegetables from the garden!ReplyCancel

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