Hi friends, I’m peeking in from my catch-up crafting weekend. It’s not a pretty picture around my house, beds are unmade, dishes are in the sink and nothing got done after church. One of the cards on my list is a card for my bestie – I haven’t seen her in over a year and last week we carved out time for a girls lunch. I think there was a glow over our table because we tied that table up for three hours catching up and I think we were talking so fast that no one would have dared interrupt us. So I’m thinking about sending this card but there are a couple more on the drawing board.
I decided to make my own background using border dies. I cut four of Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two and simply intertwined sets of two of them by placing the largest humps in opposite directions and letting them fall naturally. I love the look an it’s a nice base for my card. After that cut Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance and cut it in half. Inside I placed a small oval from Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and the lady silhouette shape from Spellbinders Silhouette. To finish up a small bow and scrunched flowers using Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers (lol, I designed them and they are my favorite flower these days – you can see the tutorial HERE). I hung on a small tag from Spellbinders Flourished Frame.
Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Friends Collection
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board (Hobby Lobby), Vintage Finds – Teresa Collins
Ink: Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG , Spellbinders Silhouette, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers, Spellbinders Flourished Frame, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections PearlsHard to believe the weekend is almost over. Next week is bound to be glorious!
oh, i’m sure she will just love it. don’t worry about the bed. it won’t go anywhere. you can make it tomorrow. enjoy!
I’d love to have been a fly on the wall at that lunch!! So pleased youhad a good time with your friend. I would never have thought to put four border diecuts on like this but it looks amazing! Hugs Christine xx
Beautiful gold and white.
Sometimes you have to just let the chores go for a little while.
What a beautiful card! I love all of it and I have the flower dies and they are a favourite of mine . I love the swirls too! Thank you.
Pleased you had a lovely time with your friend. I met up with with some lovely friends this last week also!
OH, I LIIIIKE this one Becca! I LOOOVE the way you’ve done the dies!!! VERY CREATIVE!!! ;) Your daughter would LOVE ANYTHING you make her!!! ;)
Oh wow Becca! Only you could come up with such a clever – and beautiful – use of the border dies. This is a definite must try for me xx
What a stunning card! Your friend will be bowled over to get this. The bed can wait – make it as you get into it!! Just think TAT – there’s always tomorrow – and savour life.
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
How lovely to have such a fun catch up over lunch, your friend will love your beautiful card .
Do not worry about the housework ,it will keep.
Elaine H X
I Love love love the way you used the borders dies in this card! Makes it so beautiful!
Hi Becca, Oh, yes, keep them coming. I just love it when you use past released dies especially when I have them in my stash. Now to pull out the container of all the borders curved and straight and try layering them as you did. Terrific look–not cluttered but plenty of interest. I did order your new dies so any time you want to use them in your cards, I’ll be as equally delighted. Thanks for bring new and fresh with old purchases. Barbara
Beautiful card, love curved borders!!!
Truly beautiful card! Some day, I aspire to do something as lovely as you make.
What a clever lady! Love what you did with the border dies.
My husband always asks, why I even bother doing the bed when we are going to just mess it up again. But tell that to my ocd lol
Have a lovely week! x
You say your house is a mess …. but look at the beautiful card you made for your BFF! The house will never know; your best friend will know you were thinking of her.
Love your site and so appreciate your talent. Thank you for all you share with us.
Good morning Becca, wowza another fab card!!! Life’s too short for housework : ) it’s much more better to go for lunch with your friend!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
All that other stuff can wait…everyonce in awhile I hang out in my pjs all day…lovely card, friends are the best..thanks again for sharing, I wish my brain worked like yours…
LOVE how you used those boarder dies…I’m going to pin this so I hopefully remember that one, cause I have them!! :-))
I am so glad you got to catch up with your Friend! This is a lovely card.
Hi Becca. Wow, some beautiful cards I’ve missed commenting on (so sorry). Love them all. Hugs xxx
Hi Becca. Such a lovely card for your special best friend. Like how you’ve used the borders die. Housework must wait as friends are much more important.
you are just amazing how do you come up with all of these
This is breathtaking, particularly with your color scheme
See what I mean. I see a border design and you see this. You have such a way of using things that no one else could imagine!
Beautiful card. Your friend will love it. As for the house work I always say “the dust will be there long after you.”
Hi Becca thank you for sharing again three days in a row keep them coming
It’s so appreciated .
Love the card who else would use the dies in this way you are unique
we are soooo lucky to have you share with us !!!
Your best friend will love it it’s good to catch up like that happy for you .
The house work won’t go anywhere sadly!!! we could all do with a Samantha
off BEWITCHED wish I had a nose like that lol PamXXX
Your card is exquisite, so fancy with the border dies and as usual you embellish your cards so well. Glad you had a great time catching up with your bestie have a great crafty week X X X
Oh my goodness! I am so in love with this card! I love love love what you did with the Borders 2 dies! You created an incredible be for your design. It’s so creative. I would never have thought to do that but you can be sure I’m going to try it. Thank you so much for the continued inspiration, Becca!
I’m late, I’m late for a very important date! Today’s card is beyond belief – who but Becca would use the border dies in this fashion. OMG, girl you must play with all your dies to see what you can put here or there or whatever. I am “amazed.” Love the gold and white, so rich looking. Your BFF will love you forever. Glad you had such an enjoyable lunch with her!!
We are so lucky – three days in a row! Never mind the bed and dishes, they can wait!
Hugs to you my friend,
Hi Becca…such a beautiful card. I’m sure your friend would be so excited to get that in the mail. Love the use of the border dies. Would like to know what type of paper are you using to create your flowers. They are beautiful.
Hi Dale, I’m using Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth.
Hi Becca. Stunning card. They way you have used the borders gives the card a real sense of movement and energy. Love it.
WAUW soooo beautiful work here again Becca. She will feel sooo loved, if she recieve this one, that´s for sure. Love how you made the background, it looks amazing.
Your bestie will be blessed by the card you send…this or another. And here is a prayer that another three her block opens up soon for the two of you to catch up again…
Let all the household jobs go to pot and enjoy your “me” time. Today’s card is beautiful and I love the way you’ve done the curved borders. I’ve never thought of doing that, but then there are lots of things I’ve never thought to do!!!
A beautiful card, and a fun way to use the border dies!
Surely your friend will love it!
Oh my gosh! I am so excited to see that I have all of the card making dies for this gorgeous card. Another winner Becca! Also, I just love your tutorial on “spoon flowers”. Have successfully made a number of them. Again, thank you so very much for sharing.
Don’t worry about the housework! It will all be there tomorrow :o)
How lovely to have had time with your best friend. That’s far more important than making the beds or doing the dishes :o)
Love the way you’ve used the borders. Such a neat idea!
Anne (UK) x
This is a great card to send to a best friend. My moved away many years ago. I send her cards at different times.
We see each other every several years. Thanks for sharing.
I think your sentiment on Saturday’s card is so apropos – “have passion, be crazy”. I’m sure the Good Lord smiled on you as you chose “JOY” to guide your day! Beautiful card!
Love and blessings, Sandy
Beautiful card. Love the background made with curved edges.
I love the way you used that border die!
What a lovely card,like how you used the curved borders, never would have thought to use them like that.Your friend should love it. Forget the house work it will keep.
Have a great day, Yvonne
I just love it when I get great ideas for extending my dies! I must be simple minded because I didn’t think of using the borders for anything but borders, but cutting them off into decorative strips opens great horizons. Thanks for the inspiration!
Very nice card. I am sure your friend will love it. I so like how you intertwined the border dies. I would not have thought to do that. You are so clever. Your techniques gives the card lots of “rhythm”!