Gush Alert :-)


Okay, I have to warn you in advance that I had a chance to sit down and play with something lovely that absolutely made my day.  It may seem like a little thing to you, but it’s something I wanted for a long time.  I won’t deny it, I’m going to gush . .  unabashedly . . . and it that drives you crazy, you may want to look away.  I love, love, love die cut papers.  They normally come in a 12" x 12" size though and by the time I cut them down into four 6" x 6" I’m left having to do something really creative to support the reason I would want a piece of paper like that for a card.  Then the Grand Nestabilities came out and die cut paper is all I could see.  Jumping for glee, I knew I would be able to get them in the size I wanted for both cardmaking and mini-scrapbooks . . .yes!!!  So I have a casual card to share today but the Spellbinders Grand Labels Four that I’m using on it is making my heart go pitter patter, plus it’s such an easy design that I know I’ll return to it again.

I started out by cutting the largest Grand Labels Four and scoring it in half.  I took my 6" x 6" base that I’ve layered with a smaller panel and seated the folded Grand Labels Four on top.  Before I glued it down I ran my twill ribbon though a panel I layered with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen and I used the  regular version of Spellbinders Labels Four for repetition.    How simple is that?  I pulled a sentiment from one of this months release at Our Daily Bread Designs called Peace.  Easy, easy, easy.  But wait, there’s more.

Not that anyone ever looks at the back of a card, but I love the unique look that folding the die over the card makes.  I could easily turn this on its side.  Since I pieced my card base from an 8.5′ x 11  piece of kraft cardstock, I needed that label to hide my seam on the back.  I’ll explain that on a later date with a Becca Bit.  In the meantime, I needed to hide the seam on the inside also so a panel of each of the colors I used worked out just fine. 

I’ve always been one to reach for the largest template of the set  and I use frames a lot to cover my whole card front.  The Grands will work with this quite nicely.  I just got this one in and the more I play with it the more possibilities I see.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Peace
Paper:  The Paper Company, K & Company
Ink:  Ancient Page – Bordeaux
Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Four, Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, Making Memories Buttons, EK Success Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Twill

Just one more day for Double Play Blog Candy which is located HERE.  Leave your tip on how frugal you are and pick up a few tips while you are there :-)

  • Kelly MassmanSeptember 27, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    That is so gorgeous! The paper choice is superb!

    P.S. I completely forgot about your double play giveaway! Hope someone will enjoy your prize! :-)ReplyCancel

  • LorraineSeptember 27, 2010 - 3:39 pm

    WOW another stunning card this one is so pretty and a beautiful layout xxReplyCancel

  • chrisdSeptember 27, 2010 - 3:42 pm

    Just love those papers. Thanks for the tip on using the largest Grand Spelllbinders dies.AAH>ReplyCancel

  • Sue O.September 27, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. I love the paper you chose. I just wish the Spellbinders were not so expensive. I have not seen the Grand ones here in the midwest yet, but perhaps they are out there somewhere. Definitely need a coupon though!ReplyCancel

  • MarianSeptember 27, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    Beautiful! I too wish that they (Spellbinders) were not so expensive…I see the bigger they get…the bigger the price too…I have several, and want them all! You give me so much inspiration for my cards and I just can’t seem to get enough of your sit!

  • Lynn SmithSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I’m not very good at commenting at what I see, but each time I see “Amazing Paper Grace” in my email inbox, I get excited to see what you have done. Your work is absolutely beautiful and such an inspiration to me. Thank you so much for sharing your God given talent with all of us. It is so appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HaverlandSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    WOW! Can’t wait to have the Feedbitz come into my mailbox, so I can see what beauty you have shared with us that day. Today was ‘double play’, as I got to see 2 wonderful creations. Such talent. Amazing. Thank you for sharing and providing inspiration.
    Mary H.ReplyCancel

  • PamSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:24 pm

    Hi Becca, I have to agree with what Lynn wrote above. You truly have this God given creative talent and everything you do turns out so beautiful and stunning. I wish I had half the talent of creating masterpieces like you created above.

    Thank you ever so much for sharing all your beautiful, truly unique handmade cards with us. Pam :)ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    Fabulous layout idea!! I love it . Grand Labels 4 is so perfect for cards.
    I would love to buy the Grand size Nesties, but I don’t make scrapbooks and I can’t justify the price of the dies and machine if I only use 1 or two dies from a set :((ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    JUST BEAUTIFUL Becca !!!! You’re SO TALENTED !!!!! God has SURELY BLESSED you in your talents!!!! SUPER JOB!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    ewww…..I can only imagine what is reeling around inside your brain! Lovely creation…what an enabler…should have looked away LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Beautiful Becca! I also wish the Spellbinders weren’t so expensive. I buy a couple each release and that is all I can manage. I don’t know if the Grands are ones I would want to spend my limited funds on – but everything you make I wish I could do *grin.

  • Kathi HallSeptember 27, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    I just love your site – unfortunately – looking at your art all I want to do is buy everything you ise to make these wonderful creations! You are tempting me to spend! LOL! Love how you dressed the back side of the card – great ideas!ReplyCancel

  • JoAnn BurnhamSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    Beautiful card. I love that saying. TFSReplyCancel

  • Michelle ~ daydreams505September 27, 2010 - 5:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning. :) I love the papers and colors. Now, you’ve given me a reason to wish for the Grands Spellbinders too. :)ReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    stop finding new and wonderful things. i can’t store anymore in my world. how cool is that. or you could make 2fronts and plain backs or a gusseted purse. stop me before i talk myself into more.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Another beautiful card. Do you have the new spellbinder die cut machine?ReplyCancel

  • MarisaSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    I can see why you are gushing. This looks fabulous!! Wasn’t going to give the grand size a thought and now look what you have done LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy LSeptember 27, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    You are so funny Becca with your “gush Alert!” But, I can surely empathize with you ;) You are a smile waiting to happen when I open my email and I thank you for that and all your inspiration. Hope you have a great day and keep those great Gushes overflowing on us ;)ReplyCancel

  • Grace NyweningSeptember 27, 2010 - 6:18 pm

    Oooh beautiful.. inside and out, back and front!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonSeptember 27, 2010 - 6:25 pm

    Your card is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 27, 2010 - 7:21 pm

    Beautiful inside and out.ReplyCancel

  • MarcieSeptember 27, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    Wow!!! Beautiful card Becca. Love the paper. I know I have seen it before but love it each and everytime. Love the Grand Dies and the Calibur, but it is just to expensive. It was either the Grand Calibur with dies combo or the Cricut Imagine. I chosse the Cricut – it does more. Hopefully down the road. I really like the embossing feature that Spellbinders provides thou. Once again – gorgeous card, and I like the really finished look (front and back) that you were able to produce. I am also having fun with your double play. Keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win.

  • Peggy AllenSeptember 27, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    Wonderful card! Love the grand dies. I agree with you that they are great for cards and mini scrapbooks. God bless!ReplyCancel

  • kateSeptember 28, 2010 - 1:14 am

    beautiful. Love that paper.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsSeptember 28, 2010 - 2:23 am

    It is exciting to see the possibilities of the larger dies. My machine is on pre-order, I can’t wait until it ships in Oct. As usual, another beautiful card by you. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LizetteSeptember 28, 2010 - 3:43 am

    Stunning! Love the big size of the label. You make everything look amazing! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • emilySeptember 28, 2010 - 5:17 am

    You are so cute Becca!!! :o) It takes a scrapper or card maker to understand why some little metal shapes can make a person sooo happy! I just purchased my first SB label set a couple weeks ago and they are soooo awesome! I get a little misty eyed when I admire them too!
    Love your card and can’t wait to see more of your creations with your new grand label set!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.September 28, 2010 - 6:29 am

    OMGoodness!! Such a beautiful card!! I also was not interested in the Grand Caliber machine and dies until you started using them!! LOL!! Now they’re on my wish list!! Thanks for inspiring (and enabling) me!!ReplyCancel

  • EileenSeptember 28, 2010 - 6:39 am

    Absolutely stunning yet again! I take my hat off to you!

    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • mom2hSeptember 28, 2010 - 8:20 am

    I have known from the start that I would HAVE to get the new GRAND dies! I am a diecut paper fan, too. My only drawback is that I have a diecut machine that is not that wide…time to make my Christmas list, I guess! Becca, do you use the Wizard Die-Cut machine by Spellbinders? Is it the right size for the new GRAND dies?

    Rhonda in ArkansasReplyCancel

  • freidaSeptember 28, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Simply EXQUISITE! Love the DP you chose and this design ROCKS! Must add to my wish list! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • CandySeptember 28, 2010 - 8:32 am

    I remember that paper! Love the new Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie DeeringSeptember 28, 2010 - 8:32 am

    This card just makes me feel so good I love the color choices!ReplyCancel

  • JenSeptember 28, 2010 - 8:48 am

    I wasn’t sure if i could find a reason to get the big dies… but you’ve definitely convinced me otherwise. Very pretty card.
    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ReneeSeptember 28, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Becca – Please clarify one thing. It was my understanding that you couldn’t use the Grand Labels on the regular Big Kick so I haven’t even looked at them. Is this true? I’m looking forward to your Becca Bit regarding the seam. I’ve learned so much from you! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • CindySeptember 28, 2010 - 11:15 am

    Becca: can you tell me where you got the tan cardstock? I’ve been looking and can’t seem to find that color. CindyReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleSeptember 28, 2010 - 11:37 am

    1. Can you use any o the grand SB dies in a Big Shot??? OR 2. Do you have to have the new SB machine???
    You and your work are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing Becca.
    Jan Castle
    P.S. I don’t read my e-mail until evening so I guess I missed the first ‘word of the day’….I always come up with 7, not 8 LOL! As soon as I see your e-mail I start writing down the word, so it has to have been the first word. Hope you can start the next one with an evening time frame so us night readers won’t miss out on the first word…tnx.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaSeptember 28, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    I love it Becca! I too have wanted a Spellbinders Grand! It is just a little to expensive for my pocketbook! So I’ll have to make do with my little cuttlebug! I love your card! And I’d love to see the back! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • JaneySeptember 28, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    I’ve been looking at the new Grand machine and I think the possiblities are wonderful. However, where would I place it in my already crowded sewing/stamping room?? And can I justify having a Big Shot and a Grand! I love Spellbinders products and always love what you do with them. I’ll just enjoy them vicariously through your talented work!ReplyCancel

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