JustRite Birthday Wishes

I have a little confession to make . . . there was something else I was supposed to be working on, but the draw of this paper made me take a break and make this card.  I bought this paper about two weeks ago and was going to reward myself by working with it after I finished some things I had on my list to accomplish.  I sure don’t know what giving in to that indulgence means but at least after a week of it calling out to me from my work table, I have the draw of this most pleasant distraction out of the way.   

Speaking of other things that have been calling my name, there are new goodies from JustRite and the hardest part has been deciding which one I wanted to touch first.   A hard choice for sure, but I chose to work with the new Birthday Wishes Set and make a Birthday card to begin to replenish my totally depleted stash. 

Card Supply List
JustRite Birthday Wishes Set Spellbinders Labels Four
JustRite 2 3/8" Wood Mount Spellbinders Classic  Scalloped Ovals Large
GCD Cloissone Paper Spellbinders Standard Circles Large
Bazzill Paper – Palo Verde Spellbinders Standard Circles Small
The Paper Company – Cream White Spellbinders Grand Heirloom Scroll Border
Colorbox Chalk Ink – Warm Red American Crafts Ribbon
Versamark Ink Pad Ivory Embossing Powder

This paper was certainly my inspiration for the layout of the card; it took exactly one sheet of the 8" x 8" paper minus a couple of slivers on the sides and top.  The card opens from the side and the medallion with the sentiment sits on the edge of the card opening.

On top of the largest Spellbinders Labels Four die, I layered a Scalloped Oval that I embossed with this beautiful JustRite border.  On top of that I layered a Spellbinders Standard Circle that I stamped with the JustRite Birthday Center

I’ve found that Chalk Ink dries too quickly to use the Reverse Stencil technique so instead I opted to cut a thin border by using  a Spellbinders Standard Circle Small and Standard Circle Large and it makes a rim that fits perfectly around the JustRite Birthday Center yet also fits perfectly within the embossed border on the Scalloped Oval.

Next I added the Grand Heirloom Border – it’s a 12" border but it trims down beautifully for tall cards.   I didn’t want to cover up a thing on this border so I added thin ribbon.   I made the bow with the use of an old friend . . .

earlier this week Debbie Olson mentioned using some ribbon pegs to make her bows and it reminded me of the handmade tool below I used years ago when I began handmaking my own Christmas cards.  It was nearby on my shelf, so I got it down and it brought back many pleasant memories.   I remember that I made this because in the beginning I got so frustated trying to make a decent bow.   I got a block of wood and drilled some equally spaced holes and put some dowel rods in the holes.  One of the first years I made Christmas cards (sadly this hasn’t happened for a couple of years) I made a card with a bow like I have on my card today, except there were three of them and I made 40 forty cards!  I took this "bowmaker" in the car with me and everywhere I spent idle time, so that every time I had a couple of free moments, I could knock out some of those 120 bows I had to make.  Is it any wonder it ended up on my shelf?  I’m eager to see the new version of this tool too!

Oh, I forgot to add – many of you have asked if I would recommend which JustRite stamps to start with.  If you have been keeping up with the JustRite blog, Kellie has the answer for you inquiring minds – just check out this post HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by – even when I get long winded like this!


  • DebbyApril 27, 2009 - 4:05 am

    This is a beautiful card! I can certainly understand how difficult it was for you to postpone using that gorgeous paper :-)ReplyCancel

  • evetteApril 27, 2009 - 4:24 am

    You have outdone yourself on this card indeed. U realizer I now have to get those new JustRite birthday circles!!! LOL LOL That paper is just fantastic. I would have had a hard time waiting to use it too. Congrats on a superbly done card. It is just so beautiful. Ty for sharing with us. God bless and have a great Monday. ekcReplyCancel

  • Cheryl MApril 27, 2009 - 4:57 am


  • Brenda MApril 27, 2009 - 5:40 am

    Gorgeous……..love the colours and your layout if fabulous. I sooooo enjoy your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy (Wattle)April 27, 2009 - 5:51 am

    OH WOW!!! I just love this card – everything about it is stunning!!! I have already pre-ordered that Just Rite set……now I have to try and wait patiently for it to arrive!!!ReplyCancel

  • Helen ReitersApril 27, 2009 - 5:55 am

    Beautiful card Becca. Love the colours you have chosen. What a talented gifted person you are. Thank you for sharing with us. I love visiting your blog – there is always something beautiful to see.ReplyCancel

  • Beth SApril 27, 2009 - 5:59 am

    Beautifully done. I would have never thought to combine so many spellbinder dies in that way. Great idea and with those stamps in that way.ReplyCancel

  • JennyApril 27, 2009 - 6:06 am

    Another big ‘sigh’ from me at your stunning work. Those colours are absolutely scrummy and the design of the card exquisite as always. All the colours go so beautifully together, something I sometimes fail to get quite right.

  • mary puskarApril 27, 2009 - 6:27 am

    This has to be one of the prettiest cards you’ve done so far. I’d love to know, out of curiosity, how much time your average card takes you to complete. They look like they take forever. And do you actually USE your cards or save them somehow to enjoy? You’ve got the touch Becca! Pure gold………..


  • CrystalApril 27, 2009 - 6:43 am

    Just gorgeous , as always. I have something for you on my blog, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MélyaneApril 27, 2009 - 6:50 am

    Beautiful card once again!!!! I love the paper and that bow is so nicely done!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeApril 27, 2009 - 6:56 am

    Very pretty!
    Have a wonderful week.


  • Debbie OlsonApril 27, 2009 - 7:19 am

    So beautiful, Becca! I can see why the paper called you too. . . ;-DReplyCancel

  • americaApril 27, 2009 - 7:21 am

    Such lovely detailed work. Awesome DP, Great ribbon treatment! tfsReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcherApril 27, 2009 - 7:29 am

    BECCA – This card is gorgeous! That bow is beautiful!! Will check later for a tutorial on that (?) You do beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808April 27, 2009 - 7:31 am

    Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful! What else can I say?!?!? Magnificent!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 27, 2009 - 7:49 am

    Gorgeous card! Very delicate and feminine : )ReplyCancel

  • Teri FrankApril 27, 2009 - 7:49 am

    Boy oh boy is Spellbinders going to be selling tons of that border die based on your creation. It’s absolutely stunning!


  • ConniecrafterApril 27, 2009 - 8:08 am

    Beautiful, love these colors, such pretty paper and that border really dresses it up along with the bow!ReplyCancel

  • JanineApril 27, 2009 - 8:16 am

    Fabulous card!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend Becca… The weather here is wonderful…ReplyCancel

  • CharletteApril 27, 2009 - 8:23 am

    Becca, This card is just fabulous! The color combo’s are all about spring! You are just so very talented! We should all be so lucky. Thanks for sharing with all of us!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly CrawfordApril 27, 2009 - 8:30 am

    Becca, you TOTALLY amaze me!! WOW! I see why you wanted to follow your muse on this one-its STUNNING!!!!!!
    Thanks for the wonderful Monday morning inspiration!!! (((HUGS)))ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.April 27, 2009 - 8:38 am

    Very pretty card. I love that paper and the beautiful border! tfsReplyCancel

  • LInda EApril 27, 2009 - 8:47 am

    Another stunning masterpiece, Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gerry SchillingApril 27, 2009 - 8:47 am

    Totally feminine! I love the look. The paper and colors you used work so well together. I wish I could put colors together that work so well together.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa RoskamApril 27, 2009 - 8:51 am

    Hi there: What a gorgeous card. I just added you to my favorites. Is there anywhere you have directions (measurements of the spacing of the dowels) on the bow tying pegs you made? I can’t make a bow to save my life and am hoping something like that would help? I know my husband could whip one up for me in a jiffy!!!

    Thanks so much – your work is beyond gorgeous and so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Lana EdwardsApril 27, 2009 - 8:53 am

    Beautiful again Becca!!! I wish you would do a video tutorial on how you make your fabulous bows and how you used your wooden “thingy”. HINT HINT!!

  • Linda BApril 27, 2009 - 9:18 am

    That is one totally FABULOUS card, Becca!!!! I just keep looking at it and all the details. You are amazing in your cardmaking.

    I have a question……what size of card do you make??ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 27, 2009 - 9:20 am

    Hi Becca,
    Have been getting your newletter(and fantastic cards) for some time now but this card moved me to say what a wonderful mind you have to create such beauty.. It also moved me to order the bd wishes set..Thanks for all you send to make our lives creative….ReplyCancel

  • MarionApril 27, 2009 - 9:46 am

    Love the way you have put this card together Becca, the colours are so cheerful, they make me smile.
    Marion UKReplyCancel

  • JoApril 27, 2009 - 12:00 pm

    Wonderful card – love the colors and details in the card.

    Wondering if you might give all of us that can’t make bows the size of your homemade bow maker – then we could get our husbands to make one for us. We at last could make great bows for our cards.ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeyApril 27, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    Your card is simply stunning, Becca (like ALL your cards!)! What a gorgeous border die. and I love how you mixed up the different Spellbinder shapes for the focal piece! So creative!!

    I, too, read Debbie’s post about using the Crafter’s Companion with regard to her bows, but after a LONG search on their site (using Debbie’s link), I finally gave up on trying to find the bow-maker tool. I noticed someone else commented that they’d love to know the measurements of your handmade tool, so I’m hoping you’ll provide that info for us…in addition to the A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s of creating a beautiful bow like yours.

    Many thanks, and blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.April 27, 2009 - 1:00 pm

    Take all the compliments you’ve received so far & double them!! You can purchase a wooden bow maker through The Card Ladies.ReplyCancel

  • Paola NormanApril 27, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous as always. It’s stunning.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherApril 27, 2009 - 4:45 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you, also, for the link on what to get started with at JustRite :) It was a pleasure to sit down to your new card post with my morning coffee at 5:30 am. The best part of waking up isn’t Folgers in my cup, but finding new posts from you and ideas to get my personal creative juices flowing! LOL Keep it up girlfriend! Always a pleasure!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraApril 27, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    Wow I love this card!! You are an inspiration! I have your site on my dock
    ( I have a Mac) so I can easily check it every day. Over and over again you come up with fabulous designs. When I saw the “Grand Heirloom Scroll Border” on the Spellbinders site I wasn’t impressed. Now when I see what you did with it, I have to have it!! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • CharmaineApril 27, 2009 - 7:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning!


  • lorraineApril 27, 2009 - 8:45 pm

    Love the card. Thanks for the info about the justrite stamps. I really appreciate it.

  • KellyinIDApril 27, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    just so beautiful..I love it when you use pinks and girly papers.

    Also please can you give us the size to your homemade bow peg-a-majig? And how to use one of these things?

    I follow Debbie to but that companion tool is way out of price league right now just to make bows with and I got me a dh that can make me one like yours but he said need the measurements to do so..

    Love love love all that you do..can’t wait to see the next..ReplyCancel

  • ~CarolynApril 27, 2009 - 9:59 pm

    I love your work — you do justice to all the beautiful supplies you find too!ReplyCancel

  • JanieApril 28, 2009 - 7:58 am

    I am a newbie–love your work–it inspires me–so beautiful–where can I find the paper? Thank you–ReplyCancel

  • ValerieCApril 28, 2009 - 9:51 am

    I’m speechless!!!……..Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerApril 28, 2009 - 11:27 am

    A real beauty Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowApril 28, 2009 - 12:36 pm

    Stunning card – Becca!!! The colors are so beautiful and soft!!! I don’t make fold cards that often, but I think I have to give it a try again…love the look of it :)!!!

    Have a great day!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • Linda ShumakerApril 28, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration and the information about Just Rite. I got my first sets of Just Rite stamps last evening. I even brought one of them along to work so I could set it up to stamp later tonight. The link to the Just Rite blog was REALLY helpful too. Your cards are absolutely AMAZING.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)April 28, 2009 - 10:18 pm


    Fabulous card! I love the bow, thanks so much for showing the handmade tool that you used; it looks easy to make. Oh, I love that bow on the post right before this one too, very creative. Please use that style again too.


    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • TamaraApril 29, 2009 - 10:26 am

    Your card is breath taking love the paperReplyCancel

  • MarshaApril 29, 2009 - 8:28 pm

    Becca, This is a beautiful card. I don’t know if I could ever bear to part with it after I had made it. Would just have to give someone a “pic” of it. HA Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Marsha aka Kitchen WitchReplyCancel

  • ColetteApril 30, 2009 - 7:29 am

    Oh, beautiful card but how about some directions for the bow maker… I am a visual person though. I have a hard time with bows.

    Thanks for always sharing your beautiful work, I follow you everyday!ReplyCancel

  • Diane GodwinApril 30, 2009 - 11:17 am

    Wow!….and double Wow!! This card is so beautiful! I had to put in my order at Spellbinders for this border. You have such a gift for puttiing your cards together so beautifully:) I have a question though……what does the inside of your card look like? With your talents I’m sure you probably fix uup the inside just as beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Mary BinderSeptember 3, 2009 - 6:22 am

    Love your site. Your work is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Mary BinderReplyCancel

  • ElizabethFebruary 4, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous card. Your creativity is outstanding. Thanks for sharing such beautiful things.ReplyCancel

  • shelleySeptember 13, 2010 - 5:24 pm

    Is there a way someone can tell me the measurments for the for making the bow ties?
    I’m into making cards myself,and i really suck at the bows.:(


    Shelley Lucas
    Langley BCReplyCancel

  • shelleySeptember 13, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    By the way “BECCA” very…very nice card!!ReplyCancel