New Feature – Becca Bits: Diecut Windows

I’m beginning a new feature here on Amazing Paper Grace called Becca Bits.  So often you email questions on how I did this or how I did that.  I admit it, sometimes I’m moving a little bit too fast or don’t realize I’m omitting things you want to know.  So for those times when I’ve been brief on a quick technique or routine, I’ll share them here for the benefit of those who don’t know how.  These are not things that I created . . . I’m just sharing how I do it.   The keyword here is quick though, cause if you blink, you might miss them, lol!

The first thing that falls into my Becca Bits category is how to make multiple windows on sheet of paper that doesn’t seem to fit through the die cut machine.  On my recent Twist Top Box you asked how I did the windows.  Lucky me, I had already taped a separate quick tutorial because I had a hunch there would be questions.  I’m sharing that video with you today.  I’m using my Wizard with cutting plates and magnetic mat, an oval Spellbinders die cut, tape and lastly the same cardstock I cut for the Twist Top Box HERE.  Enjoy.

Say, please bear with me while I make further adjustments with my equipment and camera location. Okay, so now you know why I drug my feet getting these published, lol!  I’m sure I’ll find the sweet spot soon :-)

  • VeldaJanuary 25, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Wow, that was easy! Thanks Becca, what a great technique that can be used for many different projects.ReplyCancel

  • DealbaidaJanuary 25, 2010 - 3:25 am

    WOW! As if you didn’t do enough for us already! You are just amazing Becca. Thank you hugely for giving us yet more of your time, talent and sheer inspiration.

    Thank you!
    Marion, UKReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJanuary 25, 2010 - 3:43 am

    Thanks!! When you explain/ show it I can see it is easy!!
    I have a Cuttlebug, but recently I also bought a Wizard. I can see there are techniques such when you need the magnetic mat that won’t work as well without it when using Cuttlebug
    The new feature, “Becca’s Bits ” will be an added bonus on your site.

  • HeatherJanuary 25, 2010 - 3:54 am

    Gosh Becca – seeing this done is great – thanks for that. You are so good thinking of all the little things that might stop us from completing a project. I think this new addition to your blog will be a great hit – well done.

  • Patti JoJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:14 am

    Love Becca’s Bits! This was a fun box and you made it easy for us by showing on video! Thank you so much for sharing your talents Becca!ReplyCancel

  • pat poskJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:15 am

    This new addition to your blog is great. I’m a visual learner and seeing helps me so very much.
    It really made things clearer for me..
    I will still have to watch it several times to get the feel for it.

    Love this new addition to your site.
    thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.


  • BirdJanuary 25, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Just another reason for us to love your blog! :)ReplyCancel

  • NancyJanuary 25, 2010 - 5:57 am

    Hi Becca,
    I love the addition of Becca Bits to your blog! Thank you so much! You are a awesome designer and it is fun to learn new things from you!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth GrecoJanuary 25, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Thanks so much for that. It seemed so complicated but you make it look so easy!! Really appreciate you taking the time to do that!!! The video takes all the guesswork away.

  • caroleJanuary 25, 2010 - 6:57 am

    Thanks for the tuto Becca.

    Just to let you know that Claire’s stamps are amazing, I’ve some of them too and I’m looking for anothers. She is very talented and this Idea to create some stamps available with nestabilities is a really great idea.

    Have a good day,

  • mamajulieJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:20 am

    Thank you so much. You take something hard and make it so easy! We are truly blessed to have your web-site. I notice that your web counter is zooming up1 Yeah!!ReplyCancel

  • TammiJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:50 am

    ooooooooooooooooooo I <3 Becca Bits. Waaaaaaaay better than Bacon Bits! xoxoxoxReplyCancel

  • JanineJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:07 am

    Thanks soooooooooo much Becca!! Hope all is well with you!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:08 am

    Thanks Becca!


  • Teri FrankJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:16 am

    Thanks for taking the time to make these wonderful tutorials for us! You are a true inspiration….


  • Susan LankfordJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:32 am

    Seeing is understanding, Becca and you did this soooo well! Thanks for “Becca Bits”….I’m loving this! Blessings, SusanReplyCancel

  • Wendy MooreJanuary 25, 2010 - 9:08 am

    This is awesome. Thanks so much for putting so much work into your site. Can’t wait to check it every morning !ReplyCancel

  • Susan GJanuary 25, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Love the name Becca Bits! Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • SandyJanuary 25, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Fabulous!!! I think your work is divine and I love your new “Becca Bits”.
    It looks so easy when we see how you do the many things you do.
    This is my first comment and I was wondering 2 things. I have a slight hearing problem and am wondering if you can turn your recording volume up. I have both volumes on my computer to 100% and still have difficulty hearing your soft spoken voice. (2). Can you put your video into print also, so we can print and save your techniques? I realize I am making a huge request, but You are my inspiration and I don’t want to miss a thing!!!!!! Thanks for all of your sharing.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 25, 2010 - 10:17 am

    Love, love, love the Becca Bits. How very sweet of you to share the how to of making the windows. Looking forward to more of Becca’s Bits. Love the name too. TFS!!! :DReplyCancel

  • KrisJanuary 25, 2010 - 10:26 am

    This is very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to demonstrate this technique. I’m looking forward to more Becca Bits!ReplyCancel

  • LeeciJanuary 25, 2010 - 10:40 am

    AWESOME! Love the Becca Bits! Thanks for the addition!!ReplyCancel

  • AnneJanuary 25, 2010 - 10:50 am

    Thanks so much Becca!

    I am always inspired when I visit your blog!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent so freely!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenJanuary 25, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Becca –

    Thank you so much for yesterday and today’s video tutorial! Fantastic!

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • MarisaJanuary 25, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    This was wonderful, Becca, thank you so much for putting this together for us :D Nice to hear your voice too.ReplyCancel

  • NeenieJanuary 25, 2010 - 12:50 pm

    Love the new addition. You make things so much easier to attempt!
    May I request that you show us how you made the accordian book with the seed packets? it’s so cute and I need this for friend.
    Thanks. Hope dh is doing better every day.ReplyCancel

  • WillowJanuary 25, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    I certainly loved your first Becca Bit and I am sure I will love them all!! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Solveig (Sol)January 25, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Thank you so much! This was great! I did not have any problems seing how to do it now… Just the rest of the box. I have never made anything like this… But now I might… Keep on doin the Becca Bits! It was easy to understand your instructions!
    Looking forward to see what you make in the future! :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.January 25, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    You’re a jewel! Nothing like learning from the best!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJanuary 25, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Good evening, Becca – such stunning boxes and just adore the video tutorials- so well explained. I’m so looking forward to seeing more Becca Bits.ReplyCancel

  • SuziJanuary 25, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    I think I would have figured it out eventually, but not without some trial and error. You made it look easy, as always. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Exceptional instructional video Becca…thank you soooooo much!
    Keep those ‘Becca Bits” coming!!!!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • Deb ZachrichJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:21 pm

    Great tutorial, Becca! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy N.January 25, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to the next Becca Bits.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanJanuary 25, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Totally Awesome……….Thank you Becca… I know how with your tutorial I think I can master this………
    Bless you…………..

  • SherylHJanuary 25, 2010 - 8:01 pm

    Thanks Becca — makes sense now! Looking forward to more Becca Bites and videos.ReplyCancel

  • MarissaJanuary 26, 2010 - 1:31 am

    You did a great job on this and I love the idea of Becca Bits!ReplyCancel

  • PatJanuary 26, 2010 - 7:44 am

    great video it was a big helpReplyCancel

  • AnnJanuary 26, 2010 - 9:41 am

    You are a genius! I love all your projects and tried this technique last night and is worked so well! Thank you for sharing your God given gift!ReplyCancel

  • MareJanuary 26, 2010 - 10:29 am

    Becca, great job on “Becca’s Bit”. It was a big help in showing how to get the windows in all four sides just perfect. Thanks so much for going the mile. We all appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi GoreJanuary 26, 2010 - 2:46 pm

    Love that you are sharing your knowledge with us “wannabe’s.” Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CherieJanuary 30, 2010 - 9:32 pm


    Thanks so much for adding “Becca’s Bit”! What a wonderful thing for you to do for those of us who are visual! TFS!


  • ConniecrafterFebruary 2, 2010 - 8:47 am

    Thank you for taking out the time to share your tips!ReplyCancel

  • june lanumFebruary 4, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    your work is beautiful………everything,,,,,,, the cootie catcher brought back memories and was gorgeous, but I couldn’t remember how to fold it, and I tried several times. Would it be asking to much for directions? I have asked several people and showed them your card they all thought it was amazing but no one could remember how to fold it.. Thanks so much for whatever help your willing to share.ReplyCancel

  • june lanumFebruary 12, 2010 - 6:55 pm

    This is probably not the help your talking about giving, but I need a place to start and thought maybe you could give me some directions…..
    I set up a blog, but that is all I can do. I can post but don’t know how to design it, add gadgets, upload pictures or make a link to other info.
    Any suggestions?ReplyCancel