Day of Giving Friday: Sweet Young Birthday

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at
Oops, who thought today was Thursday?  Bingo, me!  I do have a card to share today that is a simple vintage style that I reserve for sending to a vintage friend or a young girl.  I just love silhouetted pictures – the are so classic and the picture tells the whole sweet story.  This is a card I’ve sent out more than once for just the occasion that I mentioned. Layering and borders always save the day and give so much texture.   Today is Day of Giving Friday! My card shown today is up for grabs to a sweet reader who leaves a comment.

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at
For this card I used some classics.  As with most cards, I started with a card base and added decorative paper matted by a solid layer that is inset roughly 3/8″ from the edge except the bottom edge which uses Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One.   For the next decorative layer I used Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven and then topped off with my stamped layer on Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Square.  Between each of my layers I use dimensional foam tape for some lift and dimension.  Final embellishments include pearls and a bow.   The final size is 6″ x 6″ :-)

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at

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: What craft would you do if you had all the time in the world?

Happy Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty Seven, Spellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares - full supply list and links at
By the way, I breezed right by the details during the hectic-ness of the week but so wanted to let you know that my trip to Canada was amazing!  Niagara Falls was on my bucket list and was truly spectacular to behold.  My vantage point was from the Canadian side; it was raining buckets but that didn’t bother me at all.  To see such God created beauty reminds me to take a second and breathe in life and to forget about the small things petty things that often tug at our attention.  The biggest highlight was the class I got to teach – I met several ”Gracelets” that drove from quite a distance to take my class and just knowing they are out there makes me smile.   Why?  Because so much I do is online and it’s a beautiful blessing to get to meet you all in person.  I also attended a retreat with some pretty magnificent designers :-)  As always the crew here absolutely makes my day – this week I finally had a chance to show you my book that has been a blessing to make.  You’ll see it again because I’m going to make myself use it!!

Stamps: Retired
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye (Gingham)
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and embossing powder
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders S4-380 Decorative Labels Twenty SevenSpellbinders S4-383 Marvelous Squares, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls


Sending hugs, see you soon!!





  • CaroleMay 19, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    If I had all the time to do what craft I wanted to work on, I would spend my time between making mini albums and greeting cards. Over the years I have done sewing, counted cross stitch, decorative painting, teaching painting, and now finally settling on paper crafting. I want to thank you for sharing your talents so freely over the years. You have been my inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha RMay 19, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    How sweet and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    Becca this card is absolutely adorable, i really love the stamp you used as it stands alone
    without the need for a sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyMay 19, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Love todays card Becca – I’m finding myself looking forward to Fridays to see what you’ve come up with! Thanks for making my day. As for what I would be doing if I had all the time in the world, I would be doing exactly what I am presently doing, creating cards. I am more inspired today than ever at 79. Just had my 6 month check up at the Dr and asked if he could keep me kicking for 20 more years. He winked and said if that’s what you want – go for it! HugsReplyCancel

  • Dawn HolbenMay 19, 2017 - 4:26 pm

    Sorry i forgot to say that if i had all the time to craft it would definately be card making and to find the time to learn new skills would be so fantastic.
    I just love learning new skills and find i still know so little about all the different types of cards i could make.ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongMay 19, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    I would make cards or paper craft in some way. I am addicted to paper and all things pretty (lace, buttons, ribbon etc.) I have seen this card before and truly love the image of the sharing friends. Beautiful colors and I LOVE your bow!! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanMay 19, 2017 - 4:29 pm

    If I had all the time in the world, beside making cards I would like to try stained glass, another great card as usual. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 19, 2017 - 4:35 pm

    SUCH A WONDERFUL CARD, Becca! I NEED to buy more of these silhouettes! They’re stunning on cards! SO GLAD you had a nice trip to Canada & are home safely! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleMay 19, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Still loving car making, so would continue doing that!!!!
    Really cute card Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • MaureenMay 19, 2017 - 4:40 pm

    What an adorable card, Becca! It made me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    That’s a hard one! I love to scrapbook and to make cards, and I do this often as I see a practical side of each craft. If time was never an issue, I would probably take up counted needlework again. I set that aside when my son was born, and haven’t done much since due to the time it takes.ReplyCancel

  • DaleMay 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    Such a sweet card….perfect for a really sweet young lady. For my comment, I would continue doing the craft that I love…..creating greeting cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WilsonMay 19, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Oh how I love black silhouettes! This is so darling, little sisters! Becca once again a beautiful card my friend!??ReplyCancel

  • DebMay 19, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Well, I may have thought today was a different day, except for the fact that it’s my birthday…and even though I’m 47 today, I still have fun with my birthday…and I never mind the number getting bigger every year. LOL Spent the day with the Man I love for the most part!! Your card is adorable, love the vintage feel…and I agree have always loved silhouettes.

    I think I’m doing what I’d do if I had all kinds of time to craft…granted, I wouldn’t mind trying a few other things, but some kind of scrapbooking (making cards is my thing now) seems to be MY thing. I do enjoy making soap and personal care products, but not near as much as making cards. Not that I’m really GOOD at it…least the coming up with unique ideas part…but sure do have fun playing with the few toys I’ve managed to acquire and making cards when I have time to.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassMay 19, 2017 - 4:57 pm

    HI Becca,
    Such a sweet, sweet card!

    If I had all the time in the world, I would garden and make cards. Both bring such relaxation to my being and allow my creativity to leak out!

    Happy card making!ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyMay 19, 2017 - 4:58 pm

    Becca, so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to Canada despite all the rain. The Falls are truly amazing and am so fortunate to be able to see them whenever I want to. We so enjoyed learning from you at our class and hope you will make a trip north again and hopefully the weather will be better for you. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownMay 19, 2017 - 5:00 pm

    Hi Becca,
    If I had all the time that I would love to craft, it would be cards, love making them and you have just changed my mind about using silhouettes. Love the way you have used it on the patterned paper. I really enjoy making cards and also paper flowers for the cards.

  • Dayle ShimamuraMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    Love your sweet card Becca! If I had endless time I’d make more interactive cards… I love cardmaking, but especially special ones that move, pop, shake, reveal hidden treasures, etc. I guess it’s because *I* love receiving those cards myself! I appreciate the time it took to create those types of cards.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuMay 19, 2017 - 5:05 pm

    This is like the ‘Impossible Dream’ but if I had all the time in the world to learn and perfect a craft it would be making silk thread from the silk worms and crafting it into silk fabric. I always marvel at the labor involved prior to receiving a swatch of beautiful silk fabric. Labor intensive yes, but the final results are natures’ wonder.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyMay 19, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    Such a pretty card today and I love seeing the Spellbinders dusted down and used again, they are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Becca. For me Quilting and Card making. Love this little card. Quite unusual.
    Have a good weekend. Hugs and smiles from the U.K. Jan.xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMay 19, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    Good morning Becca, fabulous card I love it!!! Perfect for any age!!!
    If I had all the time in the world it would have to be what I do now paper craft, knitting , crotchet but more of it : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossMay 19, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    Love the gingham check designer paper and the rolled ribbon roses!
    Which craft: I do have all the time in the world but am constantly tired. :(
    However, I do love to quilt and make cards when I have the energy!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    If I had unlimited time (and space), I would make cards and more cards. In between I would crochet!ReplyCancel

  • christiMay 19, 2017 - 5:28 pm

    oh becca, you had the best view of the falls from the Canadian side. I’ve been many times and the roar of the falls as it is going over is just mesmerizing. my fav. place. ok maybe second fav. because my hometown has a dam that is pretty high on my list of places to go to to find myself. sometimes I don’t even know i’m missing until I get there. :)

    todays card is so cute and timeless. I love it. blue is my fav. color too.

    a craft that I would do is stained glass. I have played with it a little but time , talent , and space slow me down.ReplyCancel

  • DottieMay 19, 2017 - 5:40 pm

    I too love silhouettes but rarely make them, looking for that perfect occasion to do so. Yours is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • LoisMay 19, 2017 - 5:43 pm

    I love this card, love the silhouettes. I would like to spend more time planning and cooking different ethnic foods with good presentation.
    But I love making cards. Thanks again. Glad Canada was successful and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothMay 19, 2017 - 5:54 pm

    This is such a sweet card . Unknown to most but my birthday is coming up on the 26th. I will not be able to celebrate it though. Family is out of state helping my mother-in-law whose 90th birthday we will celebrate July 4th. We are celebrating it early. Her real birthday is December 17th.

    Sometimes when I see your wonderful cards I like to pretend that you made them for me since I very rarely get a card for the sake of just being loving. Especially now that I have been diagnosed with Dysautonomia -this simply means that my involuntary nervous system, the one that does the automatic operations such as heart rate and breathing, is failing.

    If I had all the time to craft I would craft anything that makes people smile and to help them remember the good times we had together. I love mini notebooks and mini albums and cards.ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 19, 2017 - 5:58 pm

    Hi Becca – I noticed you listed the stamps as being retired. The set is Little Girls from Our Daily Bread Designs ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 19, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    hi Becca
    beautiful card again ,i love it
    I have tried most crafts and loved my creations , but i would like to try Patchwork i have looked into getting a lesson but gosh they are so expensive .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • LindaMay 19, 2017 - 6:02 pm

    Love the card. If I had all the time in the world – just what I am doing gardening and making cards and gifts. Although, learning another skill would be fun.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasMay 19, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    I have that stamp! That is old… I would do stained glass if I had more time.ReplyCancel

  • KathyMMay 19, 2017 - 6:23 pm

    Without hesitation I would paint on canvas and sculpt! This is why I deeply enjoy making sculptured cards! The cards can be completed in a reasonable amount of time, and can be repeated so that I can give one to everyone who wants a card. As of today, I have 18 people that want one of each card. A few extra special people get two cards of each design. Everyone is delighted….including me! Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASMay 19, 2017 - 7:03 pm

    Hi Becca pretty card love it when you remind us of
    our older dies .
    Would have loved to have started paper craft earlier
    to busy riding horses lol hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Carol bMay 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm

    Wow, if I had all the time in the world, I would do many crafts; cards, knitting, sewing, rug hooking, felting, painting, mixed media, and whatever else catches my fancy!
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Michelle VardjasMay 19, 2017 - 7:11 pm

    Canada was very happy to see you and have you teach a class or two. I was lucky enough to be in your class at OCS. Loved it. I love to make scrapbooks and cards. And to be very honest…enjoy tinkering with quilts. All I require is more time!!! LOL! Love this card, its reminds me of my youth!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettMay 19, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Very pretty card, as always. I don’t think I have ever seen a card you have created that I didn’t like! So glad you had a wonderful trip and enjoyed teaching and making new friends. The Falls is on my bucket list! I have pieced quilts, done stain glass, crocheted, knitted, sewed clothes, made scrapbooks, and mini books, journals, bags, and cards. I’ve been “playing with paper” since 1998, and still love it. There’s so much you can use-from ink, stencils, dies, water colors, pens, pencils, etc. that I never get bored. Have your new book die ordered and can’t wait for it to get here. I will make “My Journey” books for our silent auction for my local “Relay for Life”, American Cancer Society fund raiser. As I work on them, Becca you will be watching over my shoulder, with your encouraging words and tons of love.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMay 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm

    A sweet card from the sweetest person! Seeing your post was a bright spot in my day.

    My very first thought in response to your question was that I would spend a lot more time making cards but that’s a craft I already do. The next thought was I would learn how to do tatting, because I love lace! Between my singing activities and card making I don’t think I’ll be lace-making any time soon, however! I imagine you’d need another lifetime to do all the things you’re interested in, right?

    Love and blessings,

  • Juanita BraunMay 19, 2017 - 8:20 pm

    What a sweet card! I love the paper you used and the color. Beautiful. That is a hard question to answer. I have all the time in the world now. I love doing all my crafts, card making, miniature doll houses, painting and a lot more. I can’t seem to stick to one craft and I don’t think I could choose just one.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettMay 19, 2017 - 8:30 pm

    I absolutely love this card Becca! The vintage look is one of my favorite styles and makes a beautiful card.
    If I could have all the time I wanted, I’d do more cardmaking and explore new techniques. Having all the this lovely time means someone must be keeping my craft room organized and tidy… right?ReplyCancel

  • Beth SwisherMay 19, 2017 - 9:31 pm

    As always I love your elegant card. My 8 year old granddaughter would love this. She loves to work with me and she is quite an artist. God bless you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamMay 19, 2017 - 9:37 pm

    I would use all of the wonderful cardmaking supplies I’ve purchased. Just can’t seem to keep up with my plans. Thank you for offering you card. I hope it’s me. So lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaMay 19, 2017 - 9:57 pm

    Love this card Becca…silhouettes! I have several that I cherish.
    Your class was wonderful & was worth the drive.
    It was great to meet you. You are a terrific person..a great teacher with lots of patience & I enjoyed it so much.
    Papercrafts/stamping would be craft I’d choose & have done for many years followed by Pergamano which I am slow atReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanMay 19, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    What an adorable card! I just love the stamped image….vintage kids and a cat!! I collect antique dolls and am owned by 2 cats. Sweet! If I had all the time….of course I would make cards and more cards. I also would love to get back into making tatted lace again. I love that stuff! Maybe felting and cross stitch too. Sending Spring wishes.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtMay 19, 2017 - 10:18 pm

    Love this card, Becca, need to get that classic stamp out of my stash as it is so vintage which I love. If I had more time I would play piano like I used to for hours for my own enjoyment. My mind usually steers down the road of card making. Right now I am trying to catch up on scrap booking for my twin granddaughters who will be graduating from high school soon as I have made one for each of my grandchildren. Keep enlightening me, Becca. :)ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DMay 19, 2017 - 11:16 pm

    Becca your card is beautiful – as ever :-).
    What craft would I do if I had unlimited time – I can’t stop at one, but card making and lace making would be the two I would choose, closely followed by embroidery….

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 19, 2017 - 11:26 pm

    Love, love, love this card. The checkered paper, the die cuts, embellishments, there all just a perfect fit for your sentiment and image. Warms my heart!
    If I had all the time I would love to learn how to do Parchment Craft (Pergamano) by Jeri Kay Jimenez, her work is absolutely amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Glennis FarrellMay 19, 2017 - 11:30 pm

    I spend most of my time card making,but like to try mixed media now and then as wellReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 19, 2017 - 11:38 pm

    Awesome card…if I could I would make cards and scrapbook too.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenMay 20, 2017 - 12:00 am

    What a beautiful card here again Becca, I love solouettes, so this really speaks to me too.
    I don´t think, I would do anything else, than I do already, if I had all the time in the world, cause I really love all my different papercrafting soo much, so would probably just do more of what I already do, as I´m making anything I can think of from paper and altered art and home decor and things like that.ReplyCancel

  • AletMay 20, 2017 - 12:24 am

    I would switch up the crafts… Love them all… Card making, sewing, knitting, water colours(beginner), stained glass, pottery and on and on.
    Glad you like the fall the Canadian side is the best side to see both Falls. Next visit… Go on the Maid of the Mist.. The boat tour that comes right up to the Falls. It is so exhilarating to be so close to the rushing falls… It’s a must do to experience the power of the water… A Must do. We live about 45 min from the Falls in Canada and love visiting too. It’s very nice in the winter too with the ice forming from the frozen mist.
    I wanted to go to you class but my mother was ill and I had to be by her side. Hopefully you will come back soon.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonMay 20, 2017 - 12:37 am

    What a sweet card, Becca. Love that gingham!
    So happy to hear of your success and fun adventures in Canada. What a blessing it must have been for those folks to have you teaching in person!
    Someday, someday I’ll have time to do all the crafty stuff I want to do. Right now my bobbin lace is taking a back seat. I have a lovely Buck’s point fan on my lace pillow awaiting completion, but I just don’t have the time…….ReplyCancel

  • Carol EdwardsMay 20, 2017 - 1:18 am

    Hello Becca and thank you for sharing such a sweet card. Your trip to Canada sounds wonderful from Niagara falls to meeting people who adore your work. Apart from cards and mixed media I would like time to get more acquainted with my sewing machine. XReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserMay 20, 2017 - 3:50 am

    What a delightful card that anyone of any age would be happy to receive! If I had all the time in the world, I wouldn’t change what I’m doing – creating cards for all occasions and albums for special birthdays. It would mean I had more time to spend on each one.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonMay 20, 2017 - 3:51 am

    Hi Becca … for me it has anything to do with paper/card.
    If I can turn anything 3D in a happy girl… I’m loving making flowers at the moment. Cute card. I’m at a kids birthday party later today.
    Have a great weekend

  • BunnyMay 20, 2017 - 5:38 am

    This is really pretty. I’m sure it is fun to meet people in the crafting world.ReplyCancel

  • rosemaryMay 20, 2017 - 5:39 am

    Such a beautiful adorable card
    If I had the time I would be making card 24/7ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMay 20, 2017 - 6:08 am

    Hello Becca,

    Another really pretty and simple card. So sweet! Love the tiny roses. Where would I go to see a Tutorial on the Roses & Leaves?
    Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent with us. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Lorna BaumannMay 20, 2017 - 8:36 am

    I love how you put the silhouette on the plaid paper. Really pretty. I think I will try that too.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMay 20, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Hello Becca,
    This is the most gorgeous card today, so sweet and just perfect.
    I would stamp and colour if I had all the time in the World, but then if I had all the time I’d also sew and knit!!!
    love Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DMay 20, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Oh this is such a sweet card, just love it Becca.

    If I had all the time in the world I would spend it papercrafting. Over the years I have tried all sorts of crafts from knitting to candle making. With papercrafting, there are always new and different techniques to try out and practice with along with new products. I just love making cards for people and seeing their faces when they open them. I love the responses.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca, This card is so beautiful and pretty, I love the die-cuts, I love the gingham and the beautiful bow and flowers and I truly love the delightful silhouette stamp.
    If I had all the time in the world I would be starting Scrapbooking and also hopefully starting Quilting, these are two projects that I haven’t had time to start yet but I really ‘want to’.
    So glad your trip to Canada was fabulous, and the lucky lucky ladies who got to craft with you must have been over the moon.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

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  • Sandra SmithMay 21, 2017 - 12:40 am

    A lovely card! I love the look of silhouettes also but have never made a card with one. I do have some perfect dies for it so I’m inspired by your card!
    I pretty much have a lot of time to craft but health issues keep me from it and I find that frustrating. I’ve always sewn, made porcelain dolls from molds, designed the costumes for my dolls, scrapbook, cross stitch, card making. I love them all but right now I would love a steady diet of card making. I have so many ideas in my head but my health just interferes. I know God has a reason for this season of my life so I’m trying to move forward with faith.

    God bless you, Becca! I love your new dies and can’t wait to see more of your newest collection.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)May 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    Such a pretty card, Becca! Everything works so well with the silhouette.
    If I had more time, I would love to make jewellery, do machine embroidery, start using my knitting machine again, learn more advanced icing techniques – oh the list could go on and on!
    Just off to make another card :o)
    Anne(UK) xReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn HoaglandMay 21, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    Such a cute card! Wow! Difficult question! I enjoy so many things. I do cross stitch, crochet, Swedish weaving, card making, and I was learning to do stained glass. I guess I would ultimately have to say making cards.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapMay 22, 2017 - 6:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Saw your blog post the other day then forgot to comment. This card is pretty! Great card for any age. I love the silhouette look. It is simple yet makes a statement.
    If I had all the time in the world it would be making cards, playing especially with my APG dies & scrapbooking. I also do enjoy making paper sculptures with my silhouette machine if time allows.
    Have a lovely week! xReplyCancel

  • ernestineMay 23, 2017 - 8:12 am

    I love this nice card ! If I had all the time in the world, I would do painting … the nature gives us so much to save on a Picture. Hugs, ErnestineReplyCancel

  • JesseMay 23, 2017 - 8:33 am

    Another great card! Reminds me of my childhood, many years ago!ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantMay 27, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    I’d do more cardmaking!ReplyCancel