More New Spellbinders: Make A Wish

Hi there blog friends!! Can I gush? I am loving sitting down with these new die templates to figure out which ones  to layer.  I think this combination is going to be one of my favorites!  It took me a minute but once I got it,  I thought . . . yes!   Things click like that, don’t they?  Just a little bit of insight – I put together the medallion then went looking for a stamp (it rarely works that way).  Once I sat down to think about the vintage feel of the card, I knew this Flourishes set called Kids Play would have the perfect image and sentiment. Isn’t it sweet?

I layered (from the bottom) Spellbinders S5-063 – Lace Doily Motifs followed by Spellbinders Labels Sixteen and on top of that I put the new Spellbinders S4-346 Labels Twenty Two followed by Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG. The sentiment fit perfectly on one of the elements from Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants. Did you check out the side?? The new Edgeabilities Borders are a dream!! I used E8-001 Classic Scallop which has three borders in the set.  I cut folded card base once with the scallop edge then cut my folded card base once with the matching hole edge and the product was a large lacey scallop. Because I cut both sides of the card base at once, it insured a perfect match.

Okay, more gushing.  I recommend you look away now if you are at risk because I’m so excited about my latest acquisition.  I love vintage look papers!  Love!  Love! Love!! Did I say love? I hunt for them obsessively and to me they are quite hard to find.  Well, I’ve learned that there are tons of digital papers out there that have a vintage feel.  I just got the new Crafty Secrets Vintage Patterns CD that has 72 different papers that you can print out.  Can you hear me singing right now?  I nearly tackled the post man to get it out of his hands.  This was a no-brainer – I will use every one of them!!  So the sweet little blue striped paper with roses on my card is off of that CD and I’m just as tickled as punch.   I distressed all my papers with Antique Linen Distress ink and then a scant amount of Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I finished up the card with some pearl picks, custom dyed seam binding and a store bought crochet flower (has been in my stash for years!!).  Oops, don’t let me forget about the lace on the bottom.  Can’t forget the lace, lol!!

Stamps: Flourishes – Kids Play
Paper: Bazzill, Crafty Secrets Vintage Patterns CD
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Spellbinders S5-063 – Lace Doily Motifs, Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders S4-346 Labels Twenty Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LGSpellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants, E8-001 Classic Scallop

You all have been sooo sweet!!  It really is a pleasure for me to tour through the new die templates.  You can’t tell how excited I am, can you?  I’m like a little kid in a candy store!!

  • Dee in N.H.July 9, 2011 - 11:11 am

    Absolutely stunning! I am really loving all the new dies this time! So gush away because I’m loving your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • KathyNJuly 9, 2011 - 11:11 am

    You crack me up Becca! Almost tackling the postman! LOL! And I agree about feeling like a kid in a candy store when we get new goodies! Love your card!!ReplyCancel

  • GerryJuly 9, 2011 - 11:20 am

    I have purchased a couple of StampinUp’s designer paper downloads and have enjoyed printing them from my computer. One thing I like is how you can control the size of the print/pattern.

    Your card is beautiful. I’m sure you have mentioned before, but how do you store your nestabilities?ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie HesterJuly 9, 2011 - 11:21 am

    Beautiful!! Your cards are wonderful and full of so much inspiration!! I love vintage too, will have to check out that CD.ReplyCancel

  • Linda W.July 9, 2011 - 11:32 am

    OMGoodness you make the most beautiful cards and projects ever
    hugs from Texas

  • Carol RJuly 9, 2011 - 11:48 am

    Simply Gorgeous! Love all the layers and lacy edging. Glad for the reminder on that CD! Love the paper you used.ReplyCancel

  • Lin MJuly 9, 2011 - 11:57 am

    I just love your work. Absolutely beautiful EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! Thanks for all your special shares.ReplyCancel

  • sheri sJuly 9, 2011 - 12:02 pm

    Another lovely card. I, too, am anxious to receive the vintage pattern cd. If it is not here in today’s mail, it surely will be by the next mail drop. I am so anxious. It means a drive into town, but I the anticipation has got the better of me. Like you, I’m another “kid in the candy store”. Still waiting to see the pictures on “what’s the difference” card. Will you be publishing them soon?ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithJuly 9, 2011 - 12:08 pm

    This is lovely. Thanks for the tip on the CD. I just love all the dainty floral paper that is why I asked you about the paper you used in yesterdays posting. They are hard to find. I can just see you tackeling the postman. Sounds more like something I would do. Your so cute!!!! I will be smiling all day thinking about that. Luv it.

  • Ursula UphofJuly 9, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    This is so stunning. Al the dies so far are just too much to wish for. My list is getting longer and longer.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HarrisJuly 9, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    Just beautiful!! I will have to check out that cd and I just love the new dies too, and that stamp so cute!! Thanks Becca :)ReplyCancel

  • Jan MarieJuly 9, 2011 - 12:24 pm

    OH MY! What a pretty card. I love the combination. Now I can’t wait to get these dies in our hands. Thanks for showcasing the Flourishes Kid’s Play

    Jan Marie

  • Pat PJuly 9, 2011 - 12:25 pm

    What paper do you print on and what printer or type of printer do you use?
    This is o you and so lovelyReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJuly 9, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    Wooooow, stunning, new dies. Love this card and I hope you didn’t hurt the postman!!! LOL. You always do such beautiful work. Thanks for taking the time to share Becca. DianneReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJuly 9, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    This is gorgeous. Love how you layered and love the image. I can not believe that is digi paper, it looks awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 9, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    BECCA!!!!!! All I can say is , WHAT A WORK OF ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is SOOOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! I too LOVE the Vintage feel!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Keep wowing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( We like it!!!!!!! )ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 9, 2011 - 1:05 pm

    Ooh my god, this is sooooo goregeous too Becca. I just love it. I admit, I´ve also used digital papers a lot here, when I couldn´t find the right one in my stash and it works just a treat. I just so love all these new dies here. What we´ve seen sofar has been amazing and I haven´t seen just one yet, that didn´t go on my wishloist too, so it´ll be really long before this is over again, I´m afraid SIGH. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us here today too hun and have a wonderful week-end filled with joy and fun.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)July 9, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Becca and the postman! A Kodak moment for the USPS! Wish I could have seen it.

    But the card! Oh the card! It is adorable, Becca. Spellbinders always has such neat stuff. And I had no idea digital paper could look so good. I’m starting my letter now; promise to be very, very good and hope Santa has lots of room in his bag next Christmas. If I can’t wait that long, maybe he can finance me temporarily. LOL

    It’s one thing to have the neat stuff but quite another to know how to put it together artistically. That’s where you come in, Becca. Another masterpiece to add to your amazing collection.ReplyCancel

  • Anita KehnJuly 9, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Oh yes, I love all those vintage papers too. I’m totally hooked on digital papers. That is all I use anymore. You can print them out over and over ~ how cool is that! There are a ton of sites that sell them and they are instant downloads. Of course you done another beautiful card. This site is one of my favorites. I come here daily for another dose of inspiration and love the tutorials too.ReplyCancel

  • DelamaJuly 9, 2011 - 1:24 pm

    I love the card you made with the new Spellbinders. Great job!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend :)

  • BarbaraJean SmithJuly 9, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    Very CuteReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltbJuly 9, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherJuly 9, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    gorgeous card. and i too love the vintage paper. when i saw your card it reminded me of the wallpaper in one of my greatgrandma’s bedrooms many, many years ago. i will definitely have to consider doing digi paper, since we live about 50 mi. from a craft store.ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekJuly 9, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    It’s a real joy to feel your enthusiasm through this medium. Your card is as beautiful as all of your others…and don’t ever ask us to choose one over another.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezJuly 9, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    I love this card, Becca! And, I too, love vintage, be it stamps, papers, or whatever, your style is what makes me come back almost daily to take a peek at whatever you make.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJuly 9, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Oh Becca You crack me up ! I can just see you tackling the postman but I’m sure he is used to you by now and takes appropriate measures not to get hurt. LOL!! Last week I went to all three craft shops in town looking for vintage paper to match something I wanted to work with. I couldn’t find a thing I liked. Not that there was much anyway. I had no idea digital paper could look so beautiful. I’ll have to whisper in Santa’s ear and be extra good this year. Gosh I hope I can win some of these amazing new dies. Don’t think I can count on Santa for those.
    As always your card is breathtaking. Things seldom ever just click for me and nothing ever whispers in my ear. You, my dear, are simply blessed with an amazing talent.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • debbieJuly 9, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing all your beautiful cards. Could you please show us how you make your picks.


  • Theresa RomaniJuly 9, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    I NEED that new labels set. It looks perfect!!! Do you have some sort of chart with all of your nestabilities layer choices? How do you pick what looks right with other sets? I’m building my collection and I’d love to get more that work together.

    P.S. – When will you post the “What’s the difference” changes?ReplyCancel

  • SusanJuly 9, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. Wow — you’ve really gone digital now!ReplyCancel

  • MickieJuly 9, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Girl, you are just toooooo good. This is another precious card and those dies are certainly to die for!! I also love vintage paper and have been eyeing that CD but now that Ms Wonderful, Talented, Loving Becca has recommended, I am headed over to order it!! LOL..Love you and keep showing all these beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Joan MorganJuly 9, 2011 - 3:54 pm

    I love everything you make you are so inspiring. The new dies are just lovely. I like anything with dolies on them
    Keep up with inspiring all of us and Thanks alot.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynJuly 9, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    OMGosh, your cards are just blowing me away!!! I’m in love with everything you’ve been making these past few weeks!! I’m so excited when I see an email from with a new design!!!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!ReplyCancel

  • TrishJuly 9, 2011 - 4:56 pm

    Oh Wow Becca I am loving you showing us these fantastic new spellbinder dies. and this is such a pretty card. Thank you.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn NimmoJuly 9, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    WOW – your creativity never ceases to amaze me. LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Marge R. (mer)July 9, 2011 - 5:53 pm

    Can you gush?!!! Good heavens — I’d certainly HOPE SO! If we disallowed your gushing, do you know how much we’d suffer? Having to wait for someone else to post samples with detailed instructions as awesome as yours? TRUE, there are many, many talented ladies sharing their Spellbinders’ talents and we LOVE them ALL, but now that you’ve totally spoiled us, Becca, you can’t tell us “No”! LOL!!! We’re spoiled brats now & we want to see, CASE and enjoy every tiny tidbit of every creation you are willing to share – honestly – because for many of us it doesn’t just “click” like it does for you — sadly! My goodness, I have less than half of July’s SBs releases and now there are all these new ones I MUST have — yikes!!!
    LOVE the card; LOVE the stack of dies you clicked with; LOVE that edge!!!ReplyCancel

  • Regina aka Mrs. HamJuly 9, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    What a wonderful card. I love that stamp. By the way. I rec’d my framed pin cushion with pins yesterday, and it’s just beautiful. My 4 yr old son likes it also.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJuly 9, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    I really believe you are a genius when it comes to paper crafting. The way you have with putting colors together you should become an interior decorator. Absolutly beautiful. God bless……deniceReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessJuly 9, 2011 - 7:31 pm

    Becca, I love this card. All the dies are great and especially love the silhouette stamp. Some of my favorites. Anxious to find out more about the CD. Will have to check that out. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Robin BurgesonJuly 9, 2011 - 7:38 pm

    I can tell I’m going to have to have that new Spellbinders die, well, both of them!ReplyCancel

  • RufusJuly 9, 2011 - 9:40 pm

    I really, really like this layering combo. Oh Becca, coming here everyday is dangerous! I’d just sworn that I was going to behave and not go crazy…I can feel the resolve slipppinnn…….

  • BettyJuly 9, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    Your card is gorgeous Becca! Love all your details! Glad you are enjoying the new dies so much – gives us all more inspiration! And that paper IS beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • GinnyJuly 9, 2011 - 10:15 pm

    Funny you should mention digital papers. I was looking at some on Etsy, and inquired of one seller how I’d know if my printer could print them acceptably. She told me that most people take theirs to a printer/copier to be printed – I’m assuming someplace like Staples or FedEx Office. But it sound like you are printing your own. What type of paper are you printing on, what kind of printer are you using, and what settings?
    Today’s card is amazing! I love the combination of pink, blue, and cream.ReplyCancel

  • LalaJuly 9, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    Hi Becca, Love this card and your description of how it came about. I have a feeling that the postman in your area will be delivering undercover…for fear of being tackled. You make me laugh!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsJuly 9, 2011 - 11:37 pm

    Very pretty card – I love your layering combo and what pretty vintage paper from that CD!ReplyCancel

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  • Connie GoodJuly 10, 2011 - 7:30 am

    Another beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoJuly 10, 2011 - 9:06 am

    Oh you are so right Becca, vintage papers are hard to find. Thanks for the heads up on the CD. Wow!! Love how you layered your card. I just never seem to get them right. Your base paper is fabulous. Love, love, love your card with the silhouette. You inspire me beyond belief. Keep up these wonderful creations as well as all your help in finding products. Oh by the way, I sent in a big order for the “Hug Snug”. Can not wait to get it and try the way you did the coloring. LOL LOL See how you influence me? Not sure if my hubby will appreciate it….watch out Becca!!!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL God bless and thnk you so much.ReplyCancel

  • Frances HarringtonJuly 10, 2011 - 9:34 am

    This is simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyJuly 10, 2011 - 12:35 pm

    Another GORGEOUS card, Becca! I also love these Flourishes stamps and they are just perfect with the new dies!!
    Wishing you a lovely day,
    Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy haffnerJuly 10, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    One of my FAVORITE Flourishes stamps Becca, AMAZING work!!~ReplyCancel

  • Connie HaeckerJuly 10, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    Love the vintage paper you used from your new CD! What a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • racheJuly 11, 2011 - 4:04 am

    Beautiful. I love all your cards and creations.
    thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJuly 11, 2011 - 9:06 am

    Oh my that is so sweet, darling image and so love your layering and color combo!ReplyCancel