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A Fabulous Birthday with Layered Spellbinders Die Cuts and Embossing

by on September 5, 2013

Justrite Papercrafts - Grand Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamps.  Designed by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents, Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders Gold Squares One, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Garden Lattice

Sweet blog friends, I have an admission to make.  I do my best when I don’t over think about what I’m doing and it just happens.  That sums up today – I just finished making a series of samples that had me a little bit stumped because I had already used the dies and layouts extensively and had to come up with some fresh ideas (more about that later this month).  So as I sat down for this card, I just let things flow.  I was mildly surprised that what came out was the kind of style that I’m most at home with and it feels very authentic to me.  Are you like this?  What happens when you just let go and sit down to create without any expectations?   Today is one of those days.  My designs are “die cut” centric – in other words most of the time I design around dies and find room for the other items later. That’s probably the exact opposite of many of you, but it’s just the way my mind works.   Today it comes in handy because Justrite Papercrafts is rolling out new images and today we’re showing Grand Birthday Sentiments (it fit so nicely in the space I left for sentiments :-)

I pulled from some of my old favorites on this card by reaching for Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents, Spellbinders Labels Sixteen and mixed in some new with Spellbinders Gold Squares One and Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two!  I’m falling back in love with texture and find myself reaching for embossing folders with much more  frequency – here I’m using Spellbinders Garden Lattice.
Justrite Papercrafts - Grand Birthday Sentiments Clear Stamps.  Designed by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Antique Frames and Accents, Spellbinders Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders Gold Squares One, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Garden Lattice (closeup)

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a cream card base cut to  5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, foam tape, brown matting layer cut to 5″ x 6-7/8″, panel embossed with Garden Lattice embossing folder and cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, die cut layer using two Antique Frames glued with top at opposite ends, foam tape, die cut layer with Labels Sixteen embossed with Gold Labels One, foam tape, die cut layer with Labels Thirty Two.  Add pearls, bow and flowers on appropriate layers.

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps: Justrite PapercraftsGrand Birthday Sentiments
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, EK Success Putty
Ink: Amuse Studio –  French Roast
Accessories Spellbinders Antique Frames and AccentsSpellbinders Labels Sixteen, Spellbinders Gold Squares One, Spellbinders Labels Thirty TwoSpellbinders Garden LatticeRecollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

There’s always lots to see with the JustRite Design Team, stop and and take a peek!

JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken  • Michele Kovack • Eva DobilasHeidi BlankenshipKristi SchurrDarsie Bruno • Angela Barkhouse Sheri HoltKathy Jones • Marisa Job  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you’ll sit down to make something for you and just let it flow!

Find more like this: >Best of 2013, *Antique Frame and Accents, *Gold Squares One, *Labels (16) Sixteen, *Labels (32) Thirty Two, :Blue, :Brown, :Cream, Stamping, ^Garden Lattice

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Dainty Filigree Leaves

by on September 3, 2013

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Hi there blog friends! Wanna peek at two new stamp sets I designed for Justrite Papercrafts? They’re debuting today and the JustRite ladies have made some magnificent examples to show you.  I’m holding my hand up and pleading guilty because when I design stamps, I normally design something I’d very much like to have in my own stash.   I love it when I’m tempted to reach for a set more than once so I try to design things that will get as much mileage as possible.  The background of my card today is Filigree Leaves Cling Background Stamp.  It’s very dainty and delicate and can be left plain or a dot of marker on the leaves.  It looks so sweet embossed.  The main purpose I had in mind for this design, was to make small swatches of wrapping paper for jewelry, soaps and candles – small things.  The sentiment is from What I Life About You Clear Stamp Set – another set that you can personalize for all the loved ones in your life.

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My card today is simple (I didn’t want to cover up that background) and uses basic dies you probably already have in your stash.  I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B along with Spellbinders Standard Circles SM cut on the right side of the card bordered with Spellbinders Standard Circles LG.  I sprinkled the background with pink gems for flowers.

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a cream card base cut to  5-1/8″ x 7-1/4, foam tape, die cut from pink cardstock later from A2 Matting Basics B #6, cream scrap with stamped sentiment, foam tape, die cut scrap with Standard Circles LG #5 (use negative), die cut layer from stamped background cut from A2 Matting Basics A #5 and before placing, cut using Standard Circles SM #6.

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps: Justrite PapercraftsFiligree Leaves Cling Background Stamp
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Coredination
Ink: Amuse Studio –  Fern, Versafine Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders A2 Matting Basics ASpellbinders A2 Matting Basics BSpellbinders Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Standard Circles LG, Recollections Gems, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Maya Roads Leaf Pin, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

 I hope you can peek in and see what the others have created with this set as well.

JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Kellie Fortin • Darsie Bruno •Barb Schram • Kathy Jones • Eva Dobilas • Debbie Olson • Heidi Blankenship • Angela Barkhouse  • Marisa Job • Kristi Schurr • Michele Kovack • Margie Higuchi

Thanks for stopping by, I’m so very thankful for each of you!

Find more like this: *A2 Matting Basics A, *A2 Matting Basics B, *Standard Circles LG, *Standard Circles SM, -For A Friend, :Cream, :Green, :Pink, JustRite Stampers, Stamping, |Clean & Simple

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Hers and His

by on August 29, 2013

Quietfire Design - You Never Know How Strong You Are - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One (closeup)
Sweet blog friends, I’ll have to explain todays twofer :-)  I played around with
Spellbinders Cabbage Roses embossing folder and had so many iterations using different inks and techniques, that I decided to use up all my scraps today rather than try to double back and use them another day.  I used the same dies for both card but they have different looks.  One is a portrait oriented card that is very feminine.  The second card is a landscape orientation and it’s as close to masculine as I can get, lol.  Yes, I fuss over masculine cards and add bows and such and up until I hit publish, I was trying to add something to this card because it seemed plain, but the textured background wouldn’t allow me to add anything else.  For both cards I reached for elegant sentiments from Quietfire Design – I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend and You Never Know How Strong You Are 

Quietfire Design - You Never Know How Strong You Are - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One (closeup)

My first card (pink) is fairly simple, I started out with the Spellbinders Cabbage Roses folder embossed with one side of the inside of the folder inked.  I built up the next layer with Spellbinders Bird Cage Two which gave me a loop at the top of the design.  I followed up with Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG followed by Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and ended with Classic Ovals LG embossed with Spellbinders Gold Ovals One.

Quietfire Design - I Wouldn't Have Missed Being Your Friend - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One

For my second card, I love the little loops on the ends of Spellbinders Bird Cage Two,  so I used two of them mirrored , as my base die layer.  On top of that I added Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two and followed up with Spellbinders Ovals LG.  I impressed the cool embossed pattern into the oval using Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, an enhancing element.   For embellishment I added one of the Spellbinders Media Mixage Ovals One bezels filled with crystals and glued to filigree;  I glued this unit to the center of my bow.  Lastly I had a square piece of filigree that I cut in half and molded around the edges.

Quietfire Design - I Wouldn't Have Missed Being Your Friend - Designed by Becca Feeken Spellbinders Cabbage Roses, Spellbinders Bird Cage Two, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Two, Spellbinders Gold Ovals One (closeup)

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a card base cut to  6 x 7-1/2″, foam tape, matting layer 5-1/2″ x 6-7/8″, design paper 5-3/8″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, matting layer 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″, layer embossed with Cabbage Roses 4-1/4″ x 5-3/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Birdcage Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Labels Thirty Two, foam tape, die cut layer using Ovals LG embossed with Gold Ovals One.  (Instructions are same for the masculine card except omit the first Ovals LG).

SUPPLIES I USED
Stamps: Quietfire Design – You Never Know How Strong You Are, I Wouldn’t Have Missed Being Your Friend
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, MME
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Versafine Black Onyx, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
AccessoriesSpellbinders Cabbage RosesSpellbinders Bird Cage TwoSpellbinders Classic Ovals LGSpellbinders Labels Thirty Two , Spellbinders Gold Ovals One, Recollections Gems, Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon,  Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

 Hope you are having a blessed week!  See you soon!!

Find more like this: *Bird Cage Two, *Classic Ovals LG, *Gold Ovals One, *Labels (32) Thirty Two, -For A Friend, :Cream, :Pink, Quietfire Design, Stamping, |Embossed Cards

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