Today I want to share some news about an important date that’s coming but first a sympathy card to add to your portfolio. I always say easy and truly this card was less than an hour from concept to finish. That means, when you go to make it, it will be lickety split. This puts me a card ahead in my stash – a sad occasion to be ready for but I have to admit that sometimes the weight of the occasion puts a damper on my creativity hence the inspiration to work ahead. The simplicity of this card centers around this gorgeous flower from the $1.00 bin at Michaels this week. The flower is huge so I divided it in half by pulling out the center to use later — that left me this large center which is coincidentally large enough to nestle a sentiment. For the card background I’m using JustRite Papercraft Baroque Frame Background and small stackable sentiments from Magnolia Vintage Labels Seven.
To highlight the gold embossing on the background and make the flower pop, I used Spellbinder Luscious Labels One cut with gold foil. The inside of the flower was large enough to cradle Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four and my sentiment stamped on Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four. I finished off with a double bow and a skinny loopy bow on top. Hint: I used triple layers of foam tape to raise the sentiment up level with the petals of the flower. Whew, that’s it!
An Important Date is Coming!!
You will be thrilled to know… that all the new die templates by Spellbinders are getting ready to ship!! I know, right?!! Well, that’s *definitely* cause for a celebration so please promise me you’ll be here on Monday, March 31st, and if you peek you’ll see my post up before 12:00am…. Now that your dies are being put in the mail, I want you to be ready for your next project. That means I’ll have a large step-by-step tutorial for you to break those new dies in. It’s an easy project similar to those you all always request but the wonderful thing is – it will show you yet another way to use those new dies!! It will be a week of inspiration so clear your desk :-) What celebration would be complete without a contest? Yep! Bring it!! You can win dies, so get yourself over here on March 31st!!
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Baroque Frame Background
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White 80 lb, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinder Luscious Labels One, Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four, The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
I love you guys and can’t wait for you to see what I’ve been working on for you!! Eeeeek, I’m so excited!!! Three more sleeps!!
Becca that’s such a beautiful card! Your art is always so lovely.
Oh my goodness Becca, yet another outstanding creation here. This card is soooooooo so beautiful, as oly you can make them. I love the beauty in it.
And don´t worry I´ll be there first thing on monday, and I can´t wait to see, what you´ve put together for us this time, but no matter what it is, I know, it´ll be outstanding.
have a wonderful week-end sweet friend.
There just are not enough words to describe what “you” can do with any item you buy. This is just stunning. The gold is just gorgeous. Thank you.
This is so lovely Becca, what a great idea to add the sentiment into the flower, really show cases the sentiment well. I just suddenly ost one of my younger brothers, only 48 on the 14th and his celebration of life is tomorrow :( This card touched my heart, ty :) hugs
Another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I will be here on the 31st.
Goodness Becca you are so dedicated and inspirational in all your beautiful work you share with us , this card is exquisite in every way , Thank you so much for all you do ,i will be along on Monday Morning
Have a lovely weekend
Elaine H X
What a classy and serene card – love it. Will be back to see the Spellbinders masterclasses – cant wait! Happy crafty weekend all.
I love these cards that are absolutely gorgeous but put together quickly. How I need to build up my stash with Sympathy cards especially. This tutorial has me all geeked up with excitement…I will be here on the 31st! WhooHoo! Also thanks for a kick in the mojo to get going!
Becca, this creation speaks to my heart! Thank you, for the inspiration this morning. I needed it! Many blessings to you~ Cynthia
Don’t you just love that dollar bin at Michael’s? I always find something there to inspire me. As usual, dear Becca, you out did yourself with creativity. This card is a great one to have handy. Like you, I find it hard to be creative when a sad occasion comes along. TFS.
You are TOO FUNNY Becca!!!:) Can’t wait to see what you have for us! And your card today is LOVELY! I agree, that it’s NICE to have these types of cards already done!:) You never think the day will come, but sadly they do.
Beautiful Becca, just beautiful. Love the flower and what a bargain.
Will be back on Monday to see the dies, I do have some on order.
Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx
What a beautiful card, it is sure to bring comfort to the recepient. And it’s beauty may also bring a smile, which is a help during that difficult time. You are truly amazing with your creative gift.
Hi Becca ,
What a lovely card! Would never have thought of using a flower in this way! That’s why your the designer and I am the reader!
Trouble is my mind then shoots off at a tangent thinking of all sorts other ways to use that flower with maybe a different message . Maybe to decorate a gift bag?
Thanks for waking up the brain cells!
So pretty Becca, this is something that I need to work on, is having cards ready to go. I’m always making the card for that person at the last minute or even late sometime (mostly). It just seems that I can’t get caught up.
Good News about the spellbinders being shipped. I have quite a few on preorder and can’t wait to get them.
Hugs and God Bless
Beautiful creation Becca! Know it will soothe someone’s heart.
Such a lovely card Becca… I like your idea of having some sympathy cards on hand just in case… I have made extra cards too, just waiting for the finishing touches, for this same reason. You never know when you might need one…
Looking forward to receiving all my new stuff from Spellbinders… It’s been a long wait, but well worth it !! And now to have a contest too !! Woohoo !!
How exciting! I am anxious to see all the great creations of yours!
Oh My God!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!!
I love this card. It is so elegant!
Beautiful card. Regarding the Spellbinders, I already received my shipment. I had forgotten all about ordering it some time ago and was pleasantly delighted to receive them.
A beautiful card, Becca. Sadly we do need these on hand sometimes.
You will have a large audience on Monday after your invitation. Can’t wait!
Anne (UK) x
This is a gorgeous card Becca!
I opened this while having lunch so didn’t get to respond right away. It seems I am always making sympathy cards. My friend says “soon there will be no one left.” LOL I do have a standard card which I use as my “go to” which I made up about 8 the other night so funny you should have a sympathy card today.
This is absolutely beautiful! The flower set the theme and the gold adds so much.
I am waiting with baited breath for my arrival of the many pre-ordered items from the Jan. new products. It is such anticipation – I guess you must get them from Spellbinders as soon as they come out in order to spark our interest with your delightful creativity. You never cease to “amaze” me. No wonder your blog is named Amazing Paper Grace!
Love you girl and anxious for Monday, have a GREAT weekend.
Simply divine card! Thank you for sharing.
Becca, that is a beautiful card. I thought it would make
a nice wedding or anniversary card too.
I can’t wait for next weeks tutorials from you and my preorder Dies!
The card today is beautiful….. even if the occasion would be sad, it is still one that would be kept I’m sure!
Take care Becca
A beautiful and heartfelt card for those tough times. You’re one special lady and so very special. Blessings!
What a gorgeous card! I live how you use all kinds of supplies and turn out this beauty!
I so can’t wait till Monday, you are always so kind and generous!!!
Marvelous card and about the new dies- I am SOOOOO ready!
What a lovely card
What an elegant and special card to lift someone up.
Gorgeous card for such a sad occasion.
Anne (another Anne in UK lol)
Hi Becca. Love the beautiful card. The flower is gorgeous, and a real bargain, how good is that : ) Looking forward to Monday, my fingers will be firmly crossed. Take care.
Lovely, ever so lovely… Now what do you mean three more sleeps….? you have me so excited how can I sleep a wink… Waiting waiting. eeek so excited. All the more time for crafting.
Thank you Becca….. Lorraine FDU
Morning Becca, Another stunning card, albeit for a sad occasion.
I can hardly contain my curiosity for Monday, I know we will all be in for a beautiful surprise, as your cards are always stunning !!
Have a lovely weekend.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Hi Becca, I think this card is so lovely and perfect for the occasion.
It does seem such a long time since I pre ordered my spellbinders die!
Looking forward to your surprises, have a great weekend,
Your cards are always so elegant!
Your card is beautiful. I love that you have used white and gold. In our church liturgies, white is the color we used for the Resurrection. So using white seems so appropriate. Your card speaks to me of Hope and eternal life.
I am so excited for the tutorial Becca!
Your card as usual is just beautiful!
what great ideas on using spellbinders
Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love the elegance of your projects. Using the Spellbinders dies just makes creating so simple and fun. Thank you for sharing.
Your cards are always gorgeous. What a day it would be if I got one of your cards in the mail!
WOW!! You make the most gorgeous cards. You are very talented. Love your work!
Becca, I love the clean crisp look of your designs and the color choices are beautiful. Also very helpful are the pictures showing how you laid out your project, thank you so much.
The box for the blog hop is stunning. It is one of my all time favorite things you have done. You never fail to amaze me with your design skill. Lovely projects.
what a beautiful box makes me want to do something ty for sharing
Beautiful gift box! Thanks for the great tutorial!