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Hi there blog friends, what a day!  This morning I settled down with a cup of Raspberry Chocolate Truffle coffee (new to me) out of my Keurig and I thought how much better can today get?   It’s a glorious day and I’ve been working my rear off behind the scenes on fun things. So I’m happy to say that I’m finally ready to run the tutorial on the Pop Up Bird Cage. I’ve broken it down into logical parts, so come see me tomorrow for the first part, okay?  Also it will not seem daunting at all the way I have it broken down.  All I ask is that you come with your “I Can Do It” mantra tucked under your hat.  Even if you haven’t purchased these dies, there’s something in it for you!!  I walk you through making the card/gift box so that you can use it for other occasions as well :-) 

Now, for my card today I wanted to play around with vellum again for a vintage look. I’m pleased that the acrylic overlay I could never figure out how to use (from Hambly Screen Prints) looks fabulous behind the vellum.  I’ll have to try that trick again, lol!!  This is the flattest card I make, but I’m good with that.  Since I’m able to build things on the pocket, I can get away with next to nothing on the pull out panel itself.  Also, since I don’t have to leave room for a sentiment to show, you can really get carried away on the pocket!

I’m working with a new sentiment from Quietfire Design called You Use a Glass Mirror.  I paired it up with some Fleur de Lis embellishment stamps from Quietfire as well.  Just something different from my craft table!

StampsQuietfire DesignYou Use a Glass Mirror,
Paper: Vellum – Unknown, Hambly Screen Print Acetate, Coredinations, Bazzill
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Chestnut Roan
Accessories: JBH Vintage Button, Seam Binding, Recollections Pearls, Lace, EK Success Scallop Border Punch (Michaels)

Thanks for your patience while I figured out the best way to present this tutorial – I know quite a few of you have emailed me about it.  New stuff is on the horizon so this is a great time for me to get this done.  Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

  • QuietfireJune 9, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Wow! Becca! This takes my breath away! Thanks so much for using the rubber stamp so beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • RobbieJune 9, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Simply gorgeous!! I have trouble hearing your tutorials with my speakers at the loudest setting. Is it me or can this be turned up on your end? I HATE to miss them but haven’t been able to see (rather hear) a single one yet. Love your work of art!!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenJune 9, 2011 - 1:22 pm

      Hi Robbie, I’m using a FlipVideo and have it turned all the way up. I have that same problem with my Netbook but I’m able to hear the tutorials just fine on my laptop and desktop. In my case I know that the speakers on the Netbook just aren’t very powerful, so what I do is wear earbuds to hear. You might want to give that a try to see if it helps.ReplyCancel

  • CindyJune 9, 2011 - 1:13 pm


  • RUTHANNJune 9, 2011 - 1:14 pm

    What a beautiful card, as usual! I just had a cup of that same coffee and it is WONDERFUL! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!ReplyCancel

  • Patty PriceJune 9, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    WOW!!!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Donna RJune 9, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca. Love the pearls and the sentiment is wonderful. Looking forward to tomorrow’s post! Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • MayleeJune 9, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Wow I love this card and the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierJune 9, 2011 - 1:17 pm

    Simply divine, as usual!ReplyCancel

  • Jean SJune 9, 2011 - 1:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • paulineJune 9, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous card Becca. You are so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 9, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    Becca, another stunning card! You never stop amazing me with your talent! Thank you for sharing with us.

    Kathy H.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJune 9, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    Becca, this is stunning!!! I love the how you designed that vellum envelope, how did you do that?? This is just shear elegance. :)ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of COJune 9, 2011 - 1:28 pm


  • Suzi #5563June 9, 2011 - 1:30 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful! I’m definitely going to have to watch for pearls on sale! :o)
    Thank you for teaching me so much!ReplyCancel

  • Karen DuncanJune 9, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    Becca, your cards are always so beautiful – you are truly an inspiration. I love your videos and always come away with new techniques to try. Hugs to you.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoJune 9, 2011 - 1:34 pm


  • Marcie SmithJune 9, 2011 - 1:36 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I am not familiar with the Hambly Screen Print Acetate that you have used, so I will have to look it up and see what it is that you are referring to. What ever it is, this card is gorgeous!!
    Looking forward to tomorrow since I did pick up the new dies with the exception of the butterfly, and the butterfly circle. I just wasn’t that crazy about either of them. I am thinking that Spellbinders will have more instore come summer CHA. Have a great day. See you tomorrow.

  • JudyJune 9, 2011 - 1:39 pm

    This card is so beautiful ! I’d love to know how you made the pocket and a peek at the back of the pocket as well.
    BTW, I hear your videos very nicely on my end. No problems at all.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 9, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Your card today is just amazing Becca. You´ve just made another masterpiece again hun. I love how you´ve kept it in these soft colors here, it´s really gorgeous.
    And I can´t wait for tomorrow to see that first tutorial about the birdcage. I´m sooo exited to see it. Thank you so much for doing this for all of us here. You are just a star hun.
    Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • chaunJune 9, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    I too am unable to hear your sweet, soft voice, even with my computer speakers turned up as high as they go.
    Love, love, love the card!ReplyCancel

  • PAT NOBLEJune 9, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    I love this as I am a big fan of lace, vellum, all delicate and beautiful things!
    Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • lizJune 9, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Oh Becca you have made my day , I’ve had a rough start today and was feeling pretty down , but then to see you sent a post I had to stop and just read though it, I love your card today and I’m so happy that you will be doign the Bird Cage card tomorrow it comes just in time for me to make it for my birthday card to myself this month. yea how silly is it to make yourself a card lol what can I say I know what I love.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl LJune 9, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Beautiful! I hope you’ll tell us sometime how you made the pocket. It may be simple, but it looks complicated to me ;)
    Did you see that Flourishes Color Challenge today is Pretty in Pink. Right up your alley!ReplyCancel

  • mel mccarthyJune 9, 2011 - 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the aged vellum lookReplyCancel

  • varsha shomeJune 9, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    super sentiment……….Becca,and a stunning card……………………..ReplyCancel

  • Carol WJune 9, 2011 - 2:27 pm

    Gorgeous! I love this “cocoa and pearls” colour scheme. Lovely use of the large scallop border punch, too. I’m going to try this vellum sleeve approach as soon as possible.
    Thank you also for the heads-up about the birdcage tutorial. I can’t wait to see it!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene JJune 9, 2011 - 2:37 pm

    Simply gorgeous.Love the card.ReplyCancel

  • Miss GJune 9, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Beautiful, I love it … You even made the coffee sound good LOL
    looking forward to the tutorial.. you go girl!!!!

    Be Happy!!!ReplyCancel

  • barb fJune 9, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Yea!!!!!!!!! I’ve been waiting for this tutorial to come….I love pop ups so much it has become my new “thing” so thanks for getting this ready to share, and as usual….everything you do is just great, and thanks for sharing your God given talent with us…Barb FReplyCancel

  • SharonJune 9, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Oh, Becca, what an absolutely beautiful card! I need to try it. Doesn’t get any better than this!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne ZickertJune 9, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    Becca – I am speechless. This card is so totally stunning. You certainly have a God given talent for putting together projects in a simply beautiful way. Thanks so much for sharing so much with all of your blog friends.


  • Vicky SchmidtJune 9, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    This card is great, very elegant
    Vicky SchmidtReplyCancel

  • Lynne ZickertJune 9, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    Becca – I’m so speechless! This card is just beautiful. You certainly have a God given talent for putting projects together that are so totally eye pleasing. Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with all of your blog friends.


  • Clare CurcioJune 9, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    I’m looking forward to your tutorial tomorrow! Your card is breathtaking!

    Can you tell me what type of white cardstock you use for your card base?ReplyCancel

  • DawnllJune 9, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Spectacular Becca! Such a wonderful sentimentReplyCancel

  • GuylaineJune 9, 2011 - 3:08 pm

    All your work its so wonderfulReplyCancel

  • GerryJune 9, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    Becca — The coffee sounds wonderful and the card is elegant, somehow it seems to match the coffee, huh!ReplyCancel

  • SallyJune 9, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    AWESOME! Love your card Becca, and am looking forward to the tutorial on the birdcage!ReplyCancel

  • McStamperJune 9, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Becca, this is a magnificent card.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 9, 2011 - 3:27 pm

    Becca I love the pocket as well as the card… a great combo… fabulous job!!! Looking forward to the birdcage tutorial video as well!ReplyCancel

  • Tami BJune 9, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Looking forward to the tutorial! Thanks for going to all the time & trouble to make it for us.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara AKA GardenladyJune 9, 2011 - 3:35 pm

    Becca this card just blows me away. I love your website and have referred friends to it and look at your Becca Bits and lovely cards. I love the look on all of your cards and can’t wait to open my email and find the link for “what’s being shown” today!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda McGheeJune 9, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    WOW!!! Becca you can surely work a piece of paper. Your card creations are truly a work from the soul and I am so glad you share your “soul creations” with all of us. You are the reason I continue to by Nesties! Hugs…WandaReplyCancel

  • Mary HarrisJune 9, 2011 - 3:46 pm

    Oh Becca Gorgeous!! Just a stunner….I just love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)June 9, 2011 - 4:03 pm

    You have put together all the things I love about your cards and brought it to the top by incorporating vellum. Misty, magical, mysterious, marvelous, vellum. Even my humble stuff seems to ratchet up a notch when I use vellum, in my eyes anyway.

    This is particularly beautiful, Becca. I love it to pieces. Thank you so much for showing it to us.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 9, 2011 - 4:10 pm

    Simply stated your card is elegant today Becca, Love the color choices and the whole layout of the card. I love using chestnut roan ink it is such a nice deep brown color. The lace and swirl of pearls gives it a nice feminine look. I’m loving the way the you have been using the stick-pins on your designs lately Becca, it’s a very nice added addition. As always Becca, TFS!!! ;-DReplyCancel

  • Maureen ChandlerJune 9, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    Your cards are just lovely and I have learned some cool techniques from your videos! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • FernandaJune 9, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where do you get your seam binding? Can’t find them in my local craft stores hmmmm!ReplyCancel

  • Lori mJune 9, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    Gorgeous, can’t wait to see your tutorial, I know it will be just spectacular and I always learn so much from your videos.

    :) Lori mReplyCancel

  • Deb HooperJune 9, 2011 - 5:24 pm

    Beautiful card. I love your choice of colors and I always love your use of ribbons and pearls.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJune 9, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    Becca you spoil us all rotten! I am amazed how people ask and you just hop to it with an answer. Thanks for going thur all the time & trouble you do for us. I have no problem hearing your lovely voice and wether I have the tools you use or not I always find a nugget or two that I can use.

    I simply love your card. Lace and vellum who could ask for more oh yes and pearls! Love the soft vintage feel.
    Blessings Bernie
    PS I always enjoy your Amazing Quotes and never miss reading them.ReplyCancel

  • SusanJune 9, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Pearls, lace, vellum, ribbon + creativity = awesome!ReplyCancel

  • DelamaJune 9, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    I love the card it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)

  • Shelly SchmidtJune 9, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Just gorgeous! I look forward to the tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Terri SJune 9, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Love that stamp…the font is excellent. I’m trying to figure out how you did the scallops on the vellum or does it come that way? Another day of inspiration…thank you, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • PJJune 9, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Sheer elegance! Still a newbie with your blog, but each post is so refreshing for my soul and inspiring for my creativity. You have me looking at objects in my stash in a whole new way… and I am afraid to say at the stores as well. Thank you for your willingness to share such an awesome talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJune 9, 2011 - 6:38 pm

    I love this card. It looks so antique and vintage, so beautiful. Waiting for your tutorial and it will be good as always. I have watched each and every one of them and have learned so much from you. Thanks for all you do lovely lady.ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 9, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    Hi Becca ~ the card is beautiful!!!!!! Thank you. Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Mary RobersonJune 9, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    Stunning! The vellum is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherJune 9, 2011 - 8:37 pm

    WOW! love the layers with the vellum. this is such a gorgeous, rich card. you just consistently set the bar high and meet or exceed it with all your cards. thanx.ReplyCancel

  • RufusJune 9, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    Becca, this may be the most beautiful thing you’ve ever done! I know I’ve said that before, and I’m sure I will again, since you keep on creating things that just get better and better! Love the vellum pocket and the inside card is elegant simplicity. You get the most gorgeous lace! WOWSA!

  • Deebi27June 9, 2011 - 9:53 pm

    Becca, this card is over the top AWESOME!! I love the color used and the softness of the color reminds me of an old wedding dress. Delicate, soft and graceful! You have such a knack for this craft you regularly astound me with your work. Flat and awesome! You rock this crafting world!ReplyCancel

  • Deebi27June 9, 2011 - 9:55 pm

    PS…I’m thinking I need to buy a new die!!! Can’t wait for the tutorial. Thanks in advance darling for your continued HARD work!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJune 9, 2011 - 10:31 pm


  • heaneyJune 9, 2011 - 10:42 pm

    this card is so elegantly beautiful….love it!ReplyCancel

  • Diane LJune 10, 2011 - 7:06 am

    I admire your work so much Becca! Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnneJune 10, 2011 - 7:14 am

    Wow!!!!! What a work of ART. This may be the most beautiful card you have done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GloriaJune 10, 2011 - 9:09 am

    Becca,your work is the most beautiful that I have ever seen! It is my pleasure to come to your site several times a day and drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would be so thankful if I could even master your gorgeous bows!

    Not having much in spellbinders I cannot do the beautidul shapes you do. They are awesome!

    So thankful that you are so willing to share your God given talent.

    Many many thanks


  • Glenda DopkingJune 10, 2011 - 11:50 am

    Beautiful card Becca. At first I thought you might have stamped on the back of the vellum. I love vellum but have not taken to the heights you have. Loved the pocket you shared yesterday. Of course I went straight to Hambly to see what the Overlays were all about – darn, no hint of instructions! I will have to see if they sell in Canada somewhere, the International shipping puts them way out of range for me. Did you sneak in some of your Papierie paper in there also where you can see those familiar pink roses? How can you tell a faithful follower? When they try and rebuild your card of course! Many thanks, can’t wait until tomorrow.


  • Gail RJune 10, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Absolutely stunning cards as always Becca but, i have to say the Raspberry Chocolate Truffle coffee has my mouth watering!!! LOL
    Hugs GailxReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowJune 10, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    Exquisite….looking forward to trying the tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaJune 10, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    oh my I can’t really add any more descriptions then the ladies above. I can love the card.
    Also aren’t our Keurigs fantastic, love my Keurig so much I bought one for the office lolReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezJune 10, 2011 - 11:47 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love that vellum and all those gorgeous pearls. Speaking of works of art, this card is frameable. What a great idea, I’ve got to use that envelope idea! I must say, your photography is top notch! I wish I could take lessons from you, hehe!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJune 11, 2011 - 12:32 am

    Wow! This card and pocket are so elegant they could be put on an easel and kept out all the time for display.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 11, 2011 - 8:46 am

    Oh my is that ever Beautiful, wonderful design and the vellum is such a pretty soft color, Amazing work!ReplyCancel