Just the Way You Are

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Silhouette and Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six
Good morning friends, I can hardly wait for March 31 when we kick off Spellbinders Shipping Frenzy!  I’m excited because I have a tutorial to share with you but I’m equally excited that you’ll have a chance to win die templates!  Just be sure to stop by on March 31 to get your name in the drawing!  In the mean time a feminine card to share today.  Silhouettes and cameos are my favorite so I wanted to make a vintage feel card using Spellbinders Silhouette, it’s a classic!  I’ve used Spellbinders Labels Thirty Six to place the silhouette and garland on and it is yet mounted on an accordian folded medallion.  I skimmed through my stash of stamps and found a My Minds Eye set – Honey Happiness Stamps – and it had a fabulous sentiment that I thought would fit wonderfully!  After stamping on Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, I rimmed with gold pen to make it pop.  I’m in love with the music paper…it’s been calling my name for a while so I’m tickled to use it in a project.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Sillhouette (closeup)
I have to gush a little bit about a recent find that made my heart sing!  While shopping in Hobby Lobby I came across a stack of ‘aged’ paper tied in a bundle sitting in a random display – there were only one or two.  I’m certain that it was meant to be a knick knack of some sort but when I fanned through the paper, it was absolutely delicious with aging on the edges of each piece.  It came home with me to use on cards and such; I can’t wait to try to make flowers with it!!   The top pages look like they’ve been tea dyed and the center pages are not pristine, they have some stains on them but it sure won’t bother me.  It’s a wispy thin paper kind of like rice paper…I never really care if it’s acid free or not on things I use for cards – I’m sure this is not acid free.  At any rate, I put a picture of the stack below.  I used this paper in my pleating above and the Labels 36 layer.  This Aged Hobby Lobby paper is 6″ x 9″ –  I know it’s hard to tell in the picture.

Rubber Stamps: My Minds Eye – Honey Happiness
Craft Paper: Aged Hobby Lobby Paper, Kraft Paper, DCWV Gold Paper, The Paper Studio – Music
Ink: Versamark,  Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders SilhouetteSpellbinders Labels Thirty Six, Spellbinders Classic Oval LG, The Paper Studio Pearls,  May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for your always kind words!!  You all inspire me, you really do :-)


  • Jennifer BackMarch 29, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Wow Bekka what a beautiful card, i can see i’m going to have to get that die. Thankyou for your inspiration and for touching my soul. xReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 29, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    What a wonderful card Becca! Simply Aged BEAUTY! AND what a wonderful find! WOW! I LOVE IT when I find things like this! Just something SPECIAL AND tells others to look in the least likely of places for treasures! :) THANKS BECCA!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)March 29, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    And your card is perfect, just the way it is, too Becca! Classic colours and design.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • lorrayneMarch 29, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    I am always excited to see what great things are coming from youand Spellbinders.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.March 29, 2014 - 1:57 pm

    Wonderful find! Your card looks just like a pin that my Mom used to wear. So pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • MyraMarch 29, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    Hi Becca,
    As one of your fans from the UK ! I just loved the name Hobby Lobby!
    You didn’t need to know that – but you do now! I, too , love to find things in unusual places. My best find was a bag of buttons! I paid just over a pound for a large bag of the most beautiful buttons – they had obviously been someone’s pride and joy!
    Your card is lovely and I love cameos! Your musical script paper is lovely and your sentiment, bow and button! I should just have said I liked it all!
    Tomorrow, Sunday is Mothering Sunday here. Happy Mothering Sunday to all Mums and Grandmas in the States! PS we also move our clocks forward one hour after midnight! Then we have BST – British Summer Time – ha ha !
    God Bless,
    Love MyraReplyCancel

  • MyraMarch 29, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Oops it was not meant to read God Bless Myra, love Myra. The first Myra is surplus to requirements! Sorry!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 29, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    What a very beautiful card Becca ,great colors used and a lovely little sentiment .
    I hope you have a lovely Mothering Sunday
    God Bless
    Love Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsMarch 29, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    beautiful card, Becca! I love finding “jewels” such as this. Sometimes at yard sales I come across things like this! Patiently waiting for Monday. I ordered from a supplier other than Spellbinders, wonder when they will come. Very anxious!

  • LaceladyMarch 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Beautiful cards, and will definitely be here on 31st,to see what you are up to.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacMarch 29, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Quite honestly, I almost fell off my chair when I opened your e-mail and saw this magnificent card. (By the way I do not make a habit of this practice!! :o)

    Every element is just perfect and the end product is soooo elegant, feminine and a feast for the eyes. Unquestionably a ‘Becca Feeken Studio’ card. Your artistic talent is unsurpassed in card-making circles imo. I wish I had 1% of that talent. ..sigh..ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoMarch 29, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    What a find and what a card! It looks fabulous…as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaMarch 29, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    Oh my my. What a speckie…. Lovin this card. Gold always gives a lift to everythng. Can not wait for my orders… still missing sleep with excitement. Thank you for sharing and caring.
    Hugs Lorraine FDUReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKMarch 29, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Hello Becca
    I’ve just started a card using Music paper, from the Teresa Collins pad, by Creative Expressions…….I too like it! along with Scripts as well!
    I like this card…… but can’t wait for Monday!
    Take Care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • AliceMarch 29, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    What a pretty card, anyone would feel very special to receive that!

    Alice xxReplyCancel

  • LorettaMarch 29, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    The card is fabulous. Pearls and music make such a wonderful combination. Thanks for sharing your time and talents. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 29, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    This is a great card. It is perfect for any lady. The paper is a great find.
    Sometimes at the clearance corner at Hobby Lobby, I find some great finds.ReplyCancel

  • JoniMarch 29, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    This is simply lovely elegance! Thank you for sharing. And I am looking forward to the shipping frenzy!ReplyCancel

  • Irish CherokeeMarch 29, 2014 - 6:29 pm

    Wow! this card is beautiful. It make my heart sing. You even provided the sheet music.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMarch 29, 2014 - 6:59 pm

    This is beautiful Becca, love the music paper and die. Great paper find.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx


  • MildredMarch 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm

    Very beautiful card with many elegant touches. Your HL find looks like a real treasure.ReplyCancel

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  • Cindy ClickMarch 29, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    Beautiful card. I love your find with the papers!! I don’t know about you, but I love the feel of old paper, and also the smell. (I know, strange) I loved onion paper when I was a little girl- it sounded so crisp and clean. I pray paper never is replace with technology !

  • Clare WMarch 30, 2014 - 1:10 am

    great card – we inspire you – I think you have that the wrong way round! Another triple bow – bow envy again – would love to know how to do this – it looks fabulous. Bring on Monday.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BMarch 30, 2014 - 2:17 am

    Hi Becca. I love the gorgeous card, that music paper is great isn’t it :) What a find! I love it when I get something like that, and enjoy using it even more. Looking forward to tomorrow : ) Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKMarch 30, 2014 - 2:22 am

    A lovely card Becca -so you!
    I think your paper find is great -what a treat!

  • SVETLANAMarch 30, 2014 - 2:53 am

    Amazing card, I get a lot of inspiration from all of your work, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Delores MartineMarch 30, 2014 - 2:56 am

    I like you ideas. Have been following you for some time you are very creative.ReplyCancel

  • Janice CheckettsMarch 30, 2014 - 4:19 am

    Love your bows x another lovely cardReplyCancel

  • LaceladyMarch 30, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Super card Becca, and Happy Mother’s Day to all your UK and Ireland blog followers.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 30, 2014 - 6:17 am

    This is such a stunning card again Becca, and these papers are sure n awesome find, that only happens once, I´m sure. I can certainly also think of many many ways to use these gorgeous papers for cardmaking, they´re just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMarch 30, 2014 - 8:03 am

    What a great find Becca! I love the aged look.
    Your card, as usual, is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LageneMarch 30, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Gorgeous card and love the aged paper stack!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie McKnightMarch 30, 2014 - 11:41 am

    I love this card “Just the way it is.”. Love everything about it. Thank you for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Diane CMarch 30, 2014 - 11:50 am

    I’m always excited when I get to see one of your new cards, but a new tutorial is extra exciting. I love to learn new techniques. Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 30, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Hi Becca, This card is really beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMarch 30, 2014 - 12:10 pm

    Awww, did you make that just for me? LOL. I’m a music teacher. Wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 30, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Fabulous card! Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHMarch 30, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    SMASHING CARDReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyMarch 30, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Good evening Beautiful Becca! I have a question. I’ve looked through the tutorials regarding bows and don’t see anything that refers to the type of bow you used on the card (3/9/14) Wonderful or similar to the one used today. I’ve tried myself and end up with a mess. Any hints or tips? Also, I’d love to know the color of the May Arts ribbon you used on the 3/9 card.

    Several months ago I asked you to guide me as to the dies I should buy first and you made a wonderful suggestion and at Christmas my children chipped in and gave me a few gift cards that promptly went to Spellbinders and JustRite! I am once again ready to place another order for some of the magnificent dies Spellbinders released in January – Valiant Honor, Divine Eloquence, Feathers, Tranquil Moments, Belly Band One, Romantic Rectangles 2, etc. Spellbinders makes it very hard to only choose a few!

    Thanks Becca for all you do and I hope your Spring is blessed with sunshine, laughter and lots and lots of flowers. God Bless you and keep you safe.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMarch 30, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellMarch 30, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    This is beautiful and timeless!ReplyCancel

  • ann blowerMarch 31, 2014 - 4:16 am

    just love the project thanks for the insperationReplyCancel