Beware what you set your heart upon. For it surely shall be yours. Oh, if only it were that easy, right? Hi friends, I just wanted to pop in and share a card for Day of Giving Friday. This card is going to one of my sweet readers and I hope you can put it to use for some occasion in your life. This is one of the cards I created using one of the new borders I designed (this is the conventional use crosswise in a card).
This is actually what I call clean and simple – oh, and easy. On top of a 6″ x 6″ cream card base I matted another layer of gold and brown. Next I layered on Graceful Scallops (US) (UK) and the petite scallop from Graceful Brackets (US) (UK) secured by a ribboned bow. Tucked under the bow, a stamped oval cut from Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG embellished with the Graceful Corners One Set (US) (UK).
About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card. The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11. You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE.! For your comment: How far along are you on your holiday cards?
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 712QCL – Adirondak Chair
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board, DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace – Graceful Scallops by Spellbinders, Amazing paper Grace – Graceful Brackets by Spellbinders, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Amazing Paper Grace – Graceful Corners One Set by Spellbinders, Recollection Pearls, Satin Ribbon
Thanks so much for stopping by friends. I’ll see you soon!!
Another beauty! Sadly, I haven’t started holiday cards yet. EEK!
Hi Becca what a lovely card, so simple clean and fresh, but so elegant – love it.
still frantically making Christmas Cards and gifts. I don’t know December always seems to arrive to soon.
Absolutely gorgeous, Becca. Your new collection is showcased elegantly in this card. And what a pretty color combo, too!
As for my progress on my Christmas cards, hmmmm. I have some leftover from last year, but I hope to find time to crank more out this weekend!
I think I am done making them. I may have to make a layer or add a sentiment but aside from that i’m ready to address and send. gorgeous card today. I loved the create and craft videos with all of the gorgeous options.
Love the colour combo on this gorgeous card Becca. I have finished my cards now with the exception of the very special ones for my family. I make my cards throughout the year so I don’t get into a mad flap in early December. It helps that Christmas cards are my favourite ones to make anyway. Hugs Christine xx
Love the card! I hope to purchase a set of your new line of dies when they become available again.
I have about fifteen made. I also made sixteen for a car swap.
Oh I forgot…I am finished with my Christmas cards list! Now I am going to make a couple to have on hand incase I might have forgotten someone.
As usual a perfectly beautiful card. I have finished all my cards and mailed them the Friday after Thanksgiving. Our family has a race to see who is the one to be first. I did not get my cards out early enough this year.
Becca this is a sweet card and beautifully done by you.
I have finished my Christmas Cards and posted, They are already being received.
What a lovely card and color combo. Like your new dies. I am late this year starting my Xmas cards but have a few more to go and then I can address and mail them.
I love this sentiment! As usual, you’ve made a beautiful card. I haven’t started making cards. Someday I’ll make some again. Losing my parents, husband and special aunt in a 5 year time span has left me reeling. I feel certain I’ll be back in my craft room one day. Seeing your amazing creations is still as inspiring as always!
Hi Bonnie sorry to hear about your loses I can only imagine what
a rough time you have had.
Hopefully you can get back crafting soon lots of us have different things
happen in our lives that bring us down.
I find like lots of people that do craft it helps and it gets us talking and
communicating with others who have also had loses or illness .
Hope you are taking care of yourself hugs PamXXX
Hi Becca love your card the dies are so you ! They are proving very
popular well done .
I made Cards for my hubby’s X wife who has been very sick we got
on well but unfortunately she passed away on the 19 th Nov .
So I guess I will have to find them a new home , I personally don’t
send a lot just close friends and family. hugs Pamxxx
Another gorgeous card, as always. Love the simplicity of this one. I am about halfway through card making and shopping and sewing. Wishing you some happy crafting days ahead!
Hi dear Becca,
Very lovely card using the new dies, hey? I must go online in the next couple days to order mine.
It depends on how much time I get with my Christmas cards. I have a bunch made up if I decide to use them and probably will for the friends but have to do the “specials” for close relatives. Time runs out so fast especially at the holiday time of the year.
Hugs my friend,
Beautiful card Becca.
I haven’t started cards yet – I’m still thinking.
I think I work better under pressure yet don’t like being pressured
What a gorgeous card! I’ve got my Christmas wish list ready for Santa to fulfill….and it’s all of your new C&C dies. So to make a long story short, being inspired by watching you in UK, I’ve actually for the first time in history crafted 10 Christmas cards and all before Dec. 01. Yahoo! That’s a record and I’ll finish off with store produced cards. Here’s wishing you a great day.
Such a sweet card with the great Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. This one is new to me and I love it. As for my christmas cards, I could say I am finished but the cards I have made I made with my stampin up group! I plan on getting started today, once I get over the hurdle of which stamp set to use!! Love all ur new stuff!! I will be getting as many as I can!
I don’t remember seeing that in the collection. Yipee! Cards are made = not all sent yet….
I wish I could say they are done but in truth, I have not even been able to start them. My physical pain is such that I am not able to even work. On top of that, I have had to cancel all medically dire appointments due to having no ride. Not trying to be a downer but this is not a good time for us and I am trying desperately to just hold on. Anything that could go wrong did. What makes it hard is that we will not even be able to have Christmas this year but I know it is not about the presents or the tree. That is is only about Jesus and His priceless Gift but it is hard watching everyone else celebrate around us.
I tried to reach out to a community group for encouragement especially since I am out of my Lorazepam and not able to get it filled due to policies where I go for treatment and the doctor is refusing to step in and just cover it until the mental health clinic can do it. I was told to remove my heart from my post that they were not a Charity group and that it was not a place for venting about my circumstances. I was not venting I was just asking for a couple of things and explaining my circumstances as to why I was asking for what I asked for. But if you do not want this post here either feel free to delete it.
Oh, I can hear desperateness in your comments. I want you to know that right here, right now, I am praying that your circumstances change and you are blessed with all the things you want and need to be healthy and happy. I am so tempted to give advice; the Lord is guiding me to keep my ‘mouth’ shut and my heart open.
I hope you feel safe and cared for in this precious community. I like the idea that “troubles shared are troubles diminished”. My wish for you is that your thoughts have reached God’s ears and good things are winging their way to you, at this very moment. Thank you, God!
Love & blessings,
I love this card, Becca,
I can see a card like this in my future…I’ll recreate it! It’s elegant and classic, so beautiful.
I love this sentiment. I believe it IS that easy – BUT NOT THAT SIMPLE. Oh, how we can sabotage the desires of our hearts with fear, doubt and feelings of unworthiness. I know this all too well! Sometimes, though, our wishes manifest BUT they don’t look like we wanted. From this we learn the power of our wishes and we learn discernment, as we refine our ideas about what we want. It’s at times like these that believing the Lord knows what’s best for us is wise and peace-affirming.
I fervently hope that life is good and very good in your post-UK-adventure. Perhaps, you are trying to catch up on Christmas cards that were tabled in preparing for the premiere of your new dies. If you’re like me, you can’t believe it’s December already. I have a vague glimmer of ideas and some materials purchased but haven’t made a card. Years ago, I wrote a poem, “Ready or Not Christmas Comes”. Somehow, what’s nearest and dearest to our hearts will be done. The rest, will be let go. I have peace in knowing this.
Love & blessings, dear Becca,
Beautiful card love your combination of gold and brown. The die you used on card is perfect and the bow is perfect.
Your card is beautiful ! The sentiment is too true. I haven’t begun my cards. I’ve had an upper and lower respiratory infection that doesn’t want to go away. I’ve had 2 rounds of prednisone and beginning my second round of antibiotics. Sheesh! I don’t have the holiday spirit, but I’m working on it! You always pick me up!!!
I am completely done. Ta da!
Loved all your shows and your beautiful dies. There are quite a few on my Christmas list. This card is beautiful too.
Thank you for directing me to Quietfire for the stamp I asked you about. I also ordered another one, and when I received the stamps Suzanne asked where I had heard about her stamps. I said on Becca Feecen’s blog, and she put a heart under your name.
Thank you again.
Love this card! That sentiment just speaks to me! As for my holiday cards I’ve just barely started. LOL! I may have six done and I’m not even sure how many more I’ll need.
Hello Becca – I love that you are showcasing your new die collection because I am anxiously awaiting my order and I’m very inspired by your lovely ideas. I love the elegant look of this card!
I have my supplies for my Christmas cards and had planned to start them already but I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks. Hoping to begin this weekend.
Have a wonderful weekend Becca!
Love the chocolate paper with gold! Gold just seems to set every color off. Lovely card and I’m anxious to see your new line of dies!
My goodness you made such a sleek and graceful card today. As soon as I get my goodies, I will be able to create sleek and graceful, too. I’m reminded of a conversation that I had with a dear friend who is Navajo. After taking a course with her to weave a Navajo style rug, I commented, “Oh, Kallie, now I can weave a Navajo rug…and she replied, “No, Sara, you will never weave a Navajo rug as you are not Navajo”. So as the story goes, I will never be as imaginative nor as creative as you, dear Becca. But, I will trudge along doing what I do best…please those who receive my cards. God Bless, Sara
Oops! I forgot to mention that I now have 7 sample Christmas Cards with the hope of making at least 10 each day. Must mail them by the 15th.
Lovely as always…sadly I’ve only made a few and have a few left from last year…where does the time go….I’ve already gotten 4 cards from others…yeakkkkk
Love your card! I have all my Christmas cards done!
Brilliant! I ordered my set when you aired them on Create and Craft. I can’t wait to get them!
Another beautiful card. My Christmas cards are done I will be mailing them tomorrow. I wanted to sent them out early because we moved this August and not everyone has our new address. Christine S.
Beautiful card Becca. I’m just finishing up a few special cards for some of my favorite people. Now I just need to get a few address’ and make out my envelopes and I’m done.
I am just about done. I am keeping it simple this year.
I need to send my cards out soon. Yes store bought too many to make but I am hoping to make a few special ones. I truly admire your work, love gold trim embellishments!!!!
Hi Becca! Another beauty! Love the simplicity. I have made all of my Christmas cards to my special friends and family! Blessings to you!
Today’s card is elegant and so beautiful and the verse is very true, be careful what you wish for!!
I have done most of my cards for neighbours and friends and am well over half way with the “specials”, only about another 6 to do. It’s finding the time that’s the problem, but you’ll know all about that!!
Not as far along as I should be on my holiday cards….trying not to stress too much!
Love your simple and elegant card. The gold is gorgeous against the rich brown shade!
Beautiful card. I walk into my stamping studio ,pull out the Drawer in the flat file with Christmas stamps, stare at them and close the drawer. I usually make all the cards that go to our special friends. Hopefully I get inspiration soon so I can crank them out!!
Becca, this is a beautiful card.
Simple but beautiful.
I have made my 40 cards for the missionaries & they are mailed.
I have 2 Christmas parties that I have made cards for. Now I need to start on family & friends.
Love the card, very simple, but elegant! Missed out on your dies on Create and Craft, but hoping they will get more in.
Haha. I have all my holiday cards done in my dreams. But the reality is that all the supplies are gathered and staring at me. Just started the moving process into our new home. Yay!
Another gorgeous card! I love gold with…..just about every other color! I too ordered all the dies & am anxiously awaiting their arrival! All of my cards are finished, even the Becca-wannabe’s! Half have been mailed & the rest go to the Post Office tomorrow! Yay!
Oh Becca what a lovely card!!I really love the colors used!!!
Beautiful card!!! my cards are all sent out. We are leaving in a couple days to go visit family for a month in the southwest, so I had to hurry and get my cards out, as well as gifts bought and delivered for family close to home. I’ve never had them out so early – maybe traveling during this time will be something we will continue!!
Beautiful card…love the clean look of it! Sorry to say, I have not started my cards…will probably do a Christmas letter instead.
Love the beautiful card! Unfortunately I haven’t started cards yet. Think I better got going!
I love your card and the use of your new die. Very beautiful. I am so proud of myself this year. I made 19 pop up Christmas cards. They are addressed, stamped and waiting to be sent out. Christmas shopping all done and piles of Christmas gift wrapped. Tomorrow I will polish the silver for our Christmas Eve celebration for family and friends. It’s nice to be retire!
Beautiful card! Still anxiously waiting on my shipment!
Oh my!! My cards are all made (120!!), my address labels are printed out and I am now in the process of adding my husband’s and my name and then stuffing them in the envelopes and popping them in the mail. It’s been a labor of love (and fun) – one that I really enjoy doing. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful, beautiful card. Love those dies!!
Oh my… I haven’t even started on my holiday cards yet. So far behind this year. :(
beautiful card!! I probably have enough, but I keep seeing ones I like and would like to try to make, lol.
Becca this card just is so elegant. I love the clean lines, the cream, brown and gold. You’ve done it again… Thanks.
I’ve completed my Christmas cards. Now I’m working on requests from my loyal customers. I’m busy and loving it.
Love the gold details on your pretty card!
I have only made a prototype of a holiday card so far! At least I have decided on a design! I don’t send too many out but I better get going on them!
Your card is lovely. After getting what I feel was a late start on my Christmas cards, I have made twenty-three so far. I have twenty-three more to make. Lots of silver embossing and silver glitter on these cards. Also there is a die cut angel that has to be reinserted into the aperture and then onto a double sided sticky sheet. Then the angel gets crystal glittered. Me thinks I got too ambitious with my design for my Christmas cards this year. I don’t think I have ever had so much glitter flying around in my craft room. As I walk through my house, I look like a garden fairy dusting the rooms with the glitter that has found its way on my clothes and hair. Ahhh, for the love of Christmas!
I finished my cards in September and just need to sign and address them! I love your card with your beautiful new die! Your whole release is just so versatile which I love that!
Sweet cards and I like the sentiment!
Holiday cards! Surely you jest. It’s only the 2nd!!! laughing – this weekend…I’m working on one set for my snarkily inclined friends. I have some already done for my more spiritually inclined family and friends. I’ll have another set of those to do, then just addressing and mailing out. Another week or so and will be finished up.
Blessings, Becca! And how far along are you?
Gorgeous card. Hope to start my holiday cards this weekend!
Have been preparing for a c raft show so have not really done cards yet.
Love the Clean and Simple look! I’m never disappointed in any of your cards or designs. I haven’t even started on my Christmas Cards yet! I just finished cutting out 60 stockings, toes, heals, cuffs, holly leaves, small red berries, large red berries, 180 Christmas trees, large snowflakes, and a “million” small snowflakes for my grandson and granddaughters pre-school class! Today is my granddaughter 1st birthday, and I don’t have her birthday card completed. Need to make a sympathy card for a friend whose granddaughter passed away. In the grand scheme of life, not having my Christmas cards made is not the end of the world. I am so blessed to have my grandchildren so very close to me.
Christmas cards, ha ha ha, I’ve got like 5 cards half made that I worked on last year, dang I’ve procrastinated and gotten wrapped up in other projects!!!
Maybe next week I’ll get started on them!
Love all your new adventures and dies, YOU are Amazing Becca!
Beautiful card, Becca. Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of your beautiful works of art. And Yeh! My cards are made (75 – large family!) But still have to write and copy the letter, stuff the envelopes, make and apply the mailing labels, add the stamps, and take them to the post office…gee, I have a lot to do yet!
Good morning Becca, just a stunning card I love it!!! Less is always more!!!
Christmas cards oh dear not even started yet!!! I got my first on the 1st December better get cracking!!!
Have a good one!!!
Hi Becca. Lovely card as always. My Christmas cards are all done, written and posted yesterday. Just the ones to hand to folks I see over the next couple of weeks.
Hi Becca, what a beautiful card. You do such great work. I have my cards finished which included 210 for the shoes boxes for Operation Christmas Child, that our Church sends.
Hugs and Prayers, dear one.
A gorgeous card once again, Becca, it is so elegant!
Your new dies are wonderful :))
Since I have been making Christmas cards every month throughout this year, I now have all the cards I need, and there will also be some leftovers for next year ;))
Hi love this card…you are an Amazing paper creator……
This is a wonderful card for me…. simple but with a touch of class. Really like this one xx
Hi Becca, I love this CAS card, beautiful.
I have been making Christmas cards all afternoon, I am panicking hahaha. I have promised myself that next year I will start in January (I said that very same thing last December hahaha), but hopefully this time – I will !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Becca, What a beautiful and simple card. Sometimes these are the best and this is perfect for a man card which I have so much trouble with. Thank You,
Your ‘simple’ is always so elegant. Awesome card! I’m the great procrastinator. No Christmas cards made, yet!
O que posso dizer.Estou super encantada com seus projetos.Lindos!Cada um mais lindo que o outro,parabéns!
I really love this card. It’s beauty is in it’s simplicity and elegance.
I Love the simplicity of this card. I also like looking at all of your cards.
This card is so beautiful, what ribbon did you use?
All the Christmas cards I intended to make are done, but im enjoying it so much in still making them! Guess I have a start on next year !!
I am loving the inspiration I receive from your blog.
What a beautiful card, Becca. Love the minimalist style.
I have only made 2 so far! We have been away (no internet either!) so I need to get cracking. The puddings are all made, but I have yet to do the Christmas cakes and purchase the gifts. Well behind this year I fear!
Anne (UK) x
Such a simple and pretty card! I believe simplicity is beauty.
Still have to make a few more and then need to get addressing them.
Becca you have done it AGAIN !!!! such talent oh how i wish i was half as good as you .
well all my christmas gift buying is DONE tree up and i am ready
Hope i am in with a chance to win this card as i think its beautiful !!!
paper hugs from GB Ang xx