Our Greatest Glory – CPS 166


Hello there!!  JustRite Stampers is this weeks sponsor for the sketch challenge over at CPS – with CPS 166.  It’s an absolute breath of fresh air because of its simplicity.  My card features stamps from the set called the Hope Borders and Centers Set 2" Square.  Since the sketch calls for a small square shape it was perfect for sentiments and borders stamped with the 2" wooden stamper.

For mine, I opted to create a border with two layers of a Martha Stewart punch called Gothic Layered Arches then the top layers are Spellbinders Big Scalloped Squares SM #3 and a frame cut with Classic Squares SM #3 and Classic Squares LG #4.  On the left side I decided to do something different for me and run three ribbons across with the petite bows staggered.

There are still several days left to join in on the sketch challenge and as always, your take on this simple sketch just might land you some goodies.  You can check out the details and see the sketch HERE.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Hope Borders and Center Set 2" Square
Paper:  K & Company, The Paper Company
Ink:  Memento – Bamboo, Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Squares SM, Spellbinders™ Classic Squares SM, Spellbinders™ Classic Squares LG, Martha Stewart Gothic Layered Arches Border Punch, Ribbon


Wishing you a glorious day!

ETA:  Hanging head in shame . ..  I wrote down the wrong punch name and you all have graciously corrected me.  I’ve marked out Gothic and corrected it to Layered.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  I for one will do a happy dance the day that manufacturers actually put the name on the punch.  Yes, I know I could do it, but I’d rather be crafting ;-) 

  • Jerri KayMay 13, 2010 - 5:41 am

    So very beautiful Becca, I love this paper, such a very sweet design! I’ve got to get those punches, love them!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SturgillMay 13, 2010 - 5:51 am


    This card is so lovely!!! I adore the sentiment, and how you framed it. The ribbon, how did you tie them to get that look, they are elegant and the perfect accompaniment to your card!!!

    Your work is amazing..I love looking at your cards, and I feel like I am looking at mini works of art!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent, inspiration and kindness!

    God Bless,

    Lisa Sturgill :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanMay 13, 2010 - 6:13 am

    Love your bows! This card is one of my favorites of yours! Love the colors and textures!ReplyCancel

  • Pat BMay 13, 2010 - 6:22 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca…………love the sentiment! Two questions………..where, oh where did you find the K & Company paper you used, and how did you make the squares from the MS border punch. Thanks for sharing your talent!


  • mom2hMay 13, 2010 - 6:36 am

    OHHHH…I have spied those MS borders and corners punches already and was debating buying them. Now that I see how beautiful and intricate they are, I must have them. (Just as soon as the next coupon comes out! LOL!}ReplyCancel

  • Dedra JohnsonMay 13, 2010 - 6:55 am

    I absolutely love looking at your cards and continue to be amazed daily on how talented and creative you are. I am confused on this one. Did you use the Martha Stewart Gothic Arches Border Punch as you stated or the Layered Arches Edge Punch? I would like to buy the punch you used, but the 2nd one looks like your card and the first one looks more pointy. I’d appreciate it if could clarify that for me. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.May 13, 2010 - 6:58 am

    Are my eyes deceiving me or is that beautiful background paper embossed? If so, did you emboss it or did it come that way? I love the dp and your pretty card. Another winner! tfsReplyCancel

  • Patricia GessnerMay 13, 2010 - 7:27 am

    This is just beautiful Becca!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • emilyMay 13, 2010 - 7:35 am

    How delicate and sweet! I love all the lacy edges and not one, not two but three!!! perfect bows! How divine!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 13, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Just BEAUTIFUL Becca! I Love the colors, the femine, delicate look! Your cards are ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! So inspiring!!!:) Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaMay 13, 2010 - 8:08 am

    This is beautiful!! I just love that punch and the ribbon is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • LuAnn in AZMay 13, 2010 - 8:31 am

    No one brings beauty to paper like you do!!! I love the simple elegance of this card and of course, your “Becca bows”. The punch sets the sentiment off just beautifully. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • AnneMay 13, 2010 - 8:47 am

    Such a pretty combination of colours, Becca. Just love it!

    Anne (UK)ReplyCancel

  • MarisaMay 13, 2010 - 8:49 am

    Lovely DP and great ribbons! Fabulous card.ReplyCancel

  • JeanneMay 13, 2010 - 9:09 am

    What MS punch did you use? Not Gothic Arches. Also, tell us about the paper. I cannot read you supplies list.

    Beautiful card. loved everything about it.

    Thanks for inspiring all of us.ReplyCancel

  • KarenMay 13, 2010 - 9:25 am

    I am continually amazed by your cards. Never a disappointment. I especially like the layers and the floral frame.ReplyCancel

  • mamajulieMay 13, 2010 - 9:42 am

    OK, I repeat myself: “Wow” I know I say this on every comment, but your cards just blow me away. You speak about them so plainly and calmly, but the combinations of colors, layers and embellishing are just unbelieveable. For me, more layers just look “junky”, but for you they’re magic. Thank you for blessing us yet again.ReplyCancel

  • CheriMay 13, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Good Lord, how beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • ShellyMay 13, 2010 - 10:03 am

    What a beautiful card, the papers are so pretty, the sentiment is beautiful and the frame is just gorgeous – fab xReplyCancel

  • Linda CMay 13, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Becca, you continue to Amaze me. I love this card. The dainty flowers in the paper. The paper almost looked embossed. How lovely. Thank You for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sabine EdelmannMay 13, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Wonderful card, Becca! I love punches too but I seem to have a problem with punching evenly around a square.What are you measurements for the punched squares?Just rite squares fit perfectly !!!Thanks for sharing! You are the best!!!ReplyCancel

  • EarlineMay 13, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Becca you always seen to amaze me with your talents, thanks so much for sharing with us all. God bless youReplyCancel

  • lynMay 13, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    just curious, are you going to choose a winner for the blog candy you had on a couple of weeks ago?

    love how you layered the dies, just phenomenal!!!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 13, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Just gorgeous from the paper to the gorgeous bows to the Just-rite sentiment. This is a real eye catcher Becca. Yummy! Yummy! As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Sue from OregonMay 13, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    oh goodness…so delicate! Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carol FMay 13, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    BEAUTIFUL card Becca. This punch looks similar to the Gothic Arches, but I think it is the Layered Arches. I love this punch.

    Thank you for your Spectacular inspiration, as ALWAYS!!ReplyCancel

  • janeyMay 13, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    So Becca! I need to purchase this JustRite set; my cards will never look like yours, however, at least I can’t blame not having the right equipment. Thank you for sharing your art, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • GayleMay 13, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Beautiful card, as always. To answer some of the confusion on the MS punches. I ran out to get them knowing that I would enjoy using them often after seeing how beautifully they can be used.

    Dedra, you are correct…the punch design Becca used is indeed the “layered arches” by M. Stewart.

    I would love to know the sizes of the squares that were used with these punches. Can’t wait to use them! Thanks for opening my eyes to a great product!ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenMay 13, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Wow! Another fabulous card, Becca! This is so very pretty. Love the bows and the beautifully framed sentiment!! Awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy AMay 13, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I look forward to visiting your blog everyday!!!
    This card is gorgeous (like all the ones you create).
    I love the punched frames. Where did you find
    the beautiful background paper..green with embosed swirls and little pink flowers. I would absolutely
    love to purchase this paper. Thanks for sharing
    all your talents, and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • CindyMay 13, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    absolutely beautiful…and yet another punch I HAVE to have. You’re such an enabler :-) Now, if only some of your creativity would rub off on me!ReplyCancel

  • PamMay 13, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    Becca, this card is gorgeous. could you give me specfic details for the the beautiful decorative paper.

  • Maggi RMay 13, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Becca, i would also like to know the dementions of your squares you punched with the MS punch around the page punch.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce HessenMay 13, 2010 - 11:33 pm

    Dear Becca
    A most beautiful and stunning card — wish that I had those punches to make those great designs — will have to make do with my lot —
    Happy Stamping from Joyce SA.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezMay 13, 2010 - 11:35 pm

    I absolutely love this card, that paper is beautiful, love the colors. I adore those punched layers, and the bows are the perfect touch. Beautiful card, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Julia BettencourtMay 13, 2010 - 11:46 pm

    Hi Becca, As usual your card is just beautiful. The paper, bows, and everything is so lovely, espeically those layers! Blessings for your day!ReplyCancel

  • mbmitchellMay 14, 2010 - 6:13 am

    Lovely card. Everything is perfect – as usual. You have a real talent. I wish you were my neighbor!ReplyCancel

  • patounineMay 14, 2010 - 11:01 am

    j’en tombe par terre tellement c’est beauReplyCancel

  • SueMay 14, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Hi Becca,

    You always make mini works of art! Just beautiful…I would like to ask you what the name of the paper is or what paper pack it came from and also could you list the sizes to make the squares for the punches!

    Thanks so muchReplyCancel

  • MaryMay 14, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Hi Becca your card is absolutely stunning. I have gone through stacks of paper trying to get the tight ‘nested’ effect of your punched squares so far with no luck, cant get the measurements right. Perhaps a Becca Bit tutorial please :) I know what I want to do but so far it isnt happening LOL and I am sure that you have a way simpler method.ReplyCancel

  • MarcieMay 15, 2010 - 12:07 am

    Such a beautiful card. I love this paper. I have some in my stash and I noticed everyone wants to know what it is. Since it is older I am not sure you can get it any more, but here are the details. It is from K&Co back in the day when you could order 1 sheet at a time. Flora Bella Filagree Embossed Paper ( a Brenda Walton design). Hope that helps and will save you the time of having to look it up.

  • ConniecrafterMay 15, 2010 - 9:00 am

    such pretty framing of the sentiment and just love the embossed background and neat ribbon treatment!ReplyCancel

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  • BetsyMay 20, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the borders on this card. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel