Puttin’ On The Ritz

Hi there blog friends, I hope you had a great weekend!!  I spent a little time this weekend getting inky and  I’m sharing new stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Today is Day One of four days of new releases.  Can I just say that I love it when the mail man brings goodies. The sets that are being previewed today are amazing – today they harken back to the days of The Great Gatsby during the Art Deco age.  Clean lines and crisp color — the motifs were sleek and angular and everything was dripping with gold.  I love doing theme cards so I had to go back and do a little bit of research, but I loved what I was seeing.  My card today is made from the classic shapes that were dominant during the Art Deco age.


I was tickled to pull out Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Circles LG and Spellbinders Circles SM.  The colorway is one of my favorites black, white and gold!!

My card making idea was simple, I cut five of the nested pennants and arranged them in pyramid fashion with the bottom of the triangle at the top.  Each piece was edged with gold foil paper.  That motif was then added to a card base with a ribbon tied around it.  The triangle that holds the sentiment was hand cut.


Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers stacked from the bottom up: Start out with a black Card Base 5-1/2″ x 7″,  foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″, white layer cut to 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″, foam tape, five nested pennants arranged as described above, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles SM, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles SM, foam tape, die cut layer using Circles LG, add hand cut triangle with sentiment, ribbon, bow and button. 

Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Puttin On the Ritz
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Bazzill, Gold Foil
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nested Pennants, Spellbinders Circles LG and Spellbinders Circles SMMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Gold Ribbon, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Lots to see with the other Design Team Members!!

Becca Feeken (you are here) • Jean Martin • Jeanne Jachna • Jennifer Holmes • Julia Aston • Kelly Schirmer • Kim Duran • Laurie Schmidlin • Lynn Mercurio • Renee Lynch • Theresa Kline • Tosha Leyendekker • Claire Brennan

Thanks for your ever so sweet comments yesterday.  I was glued to the computer watching Create and Craft TV and as always, the inspiration flooded my craft room!!  I even heard some of the comments that were called in – big hugs to everyone who watched.  All the cards that were shown were amazing – my special thanks to Sue Wilson (Particraft.blogspot.com).


  • MaryannSeptember 16, 2013 - 2:43 am

    As always another gorgeous project here today Becca, but I must confess, I loved the ones from yesterday more, and I was so thrilled to see all your amazing stamps and dies here in our part of the world finally. It was such an awesome feeling to sit and watch your work live on the screen like yesterday, and I loved every minute of it, and like you, I was glued to the screen here he he he, but boy it always cost me money to watch that show ha ha ha ha.
    Thanks so much for some wonderful products and more amazing inspiration Becca. I just wish I had 100 times more time to make all I really want to all the time LOL:
    You have a great day and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DSeptember 16, 2013 - 2:52 am

    love this – it is absolutely stunning Becca.

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:01 am

    This is fabulous Becca. I love art deco and love the clever use of the nested pennants! Christine xReplyCancel

  • margaret driscollSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:08 am

    Hello Bekka
    So glad everyone loved your designs and your lovely cards !
    Yesterday was a special day for Crafter’s with you, and Sue combining each others designs
    Love today’s card!
    I watched your tutorials on Bow tying I am inspired!

  • Joanna MackintoshSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:12 am

    Stunning card Becca, I love Art Deco :)ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:24 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Your beautiful card would not have been out of place with Hercule Poirot and his choice of decor. Sorry imagination of mine goes totally of the rails some days…well most days it works overtime. Anyway your beautiful card is gorgeous in the black/white and gold and really shows it off to its maximum potential.Thank you for giving us another way to use the penant dies other than clowns hats, or flowers or bunting. I really beautiful clean crisp card that shines with natural beauty.
    Crafty hugs Becca,
    Central ScotlandReplyCancel

  • Shirley TerrettaSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Hi Becca,

    Love the card and yesterday cost me a fortune, watching Create and Craft on TV. Sue Wilson is so clever at demonstrating and her blog is brilliant. Bought your pieces and loads more. Wish it was easier to buy items direct from you as your bow maker would be top of my wish list but I am not very good with computers and living here in the UK its a bit difficult.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxxReplyCancel

  • loftylassSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:42 am

    Love the card Becca – it was a very ‘opulent time’ back then and still has charm. I was able to buy (lots of) crafty goodies ahead of the shows as I was out all day yesterday. I am so pleased you enjoyed the shows and maybe we will be seeing you on them in the near future… I am about to watch the recordings and I’m hoping all your samples will be shown to full advantage.
    Bless you.
    Heather (UK)

  • auscraftsSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:57 am

    lovely card Becca,ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 16, 2013 - 4:42 am

    Just discovered your site through Sue Wilson. You have some beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Jill NorwoodSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:02 am

    Beautiful Art Deco card Becca! Just amazing! Love the use of the pennant dies! :)ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:02 am

    Striking! The whole card just looks like it is popping out at you. Great jobReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:09 am

    Even though I’m not a great lover of the Deco era, your card is beautiful – so complimented by a stunning bow. I was glued to Sue Wilson’s time on C&C yesterday too – and was lucky enough to have my name pulled out to win one of her demo cards! I am thrilled to bits, and dying to see which one she sends me.ReplyCancel

  • Paper JunkieSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:17 am

    Hello Becca

    Just found you thanks to Sue Wilson posting a link on her blog. Saw your cards on CC yesterday and I can see why Sue is such an admirer of yours – they are fab. Will put you on my favourites bar and look forward to all your samples and inspiration. XReplyCancel

  • May HumeSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:31 am

    Hi Becca, what a stunning card as always really beautiful, It’s fantastic news to hear you are part of Sue’s team , I watched the show yesterday and saw some your beautiful cards as usual my credit card went bonkers, I didn’t want to miss a thing, you are so talented thank you so much for all the inspiration you give us. Hugs May xxReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardySeptember 16, 2013 - 5:32 am

    The Art Deco card is lovely and I’m looking forward to the Waltzingmouse release. I recorded the show yesterday and have yet to watch it, but I’m sure that I will be drooling all over the screen when Sue shows your amazing artwork!ReplyCancel

  • Trish VernerSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:39 am

    Hi Becca,
    Today’s card is very different from what you normally make it is very elegant and classy.
    Yesterday I watched C&C and saw your new stamps and dies on Sue’s fab show- you both make an incredible team. I was very fortunate to buy your lovely dotted fronds background stamp and your mix and match sentiments. I look forward to having a play when they arrive.
    Thanks for being such an inspiration.
    Trish XxReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:40 am

    How wonderful with those panels behind the image Becca! all the touches of gold and that wonderful bow!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:42 am

    This is the first time, though I have loved so, so many stamps and dies, that a particular theme jumped out to me and said “Buy me!” I absolutely love the black and white and gold, too! You did your research and nailed it on the head with the banners appearing as the opening presentation of a film. Wow, Becca! This set is a home run for Waltzingmouse designs, in my opinion. Now how will I keep the order on this planet?ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:49 am

    Egads that is AMAZING! The layout is just as stunning and creative as all of Claire’s images! Features this set to a T! Oh wow, Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SchirmerSeptember 16, 2013 - 5:49 am

    I just had to say that I went up and looked again! I am in awe :)!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AverySeptember 16, 2013 - 6:04 am

    Becca love Art Deco and this is just awesome , love this new lot of stamps. Your layout is just fantastic. thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BSeptember 16, 2013 - 6:48 am

    Oh my goodness you really are putting on the ritz with this card. It looks like something from the 30’s or 40’s? Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • AnneSeptember 16, 2013 - 6:58 am

    I love the art deco era and you’ve captured it beautifully! I love this card!ReplyCancel

  • Ava GavloskiSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:08 am

    thanks for the inspiration, i have a project i am working on for the art deco era…ReplyCancel

  • YvonneMaySeptember 16, 2013 - 7:22 am

    This is my first comment as I am a new member. So glad Sue Wilson sent us your name on her blog and on tv. Just love this card. It is so classy and I love the art deco era so will be making one once I have bought the stamps.
    Best wishes, YvonneMayReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:30 am

    wow.. I love the design of this card..GorgeousReplyCancel

  • WendySeptember 16, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Hi Becca

    I’ve long been a fan of Sue and watched all her shows yesterday. I wanted to say I love your dies and couldn’t resist buying them yesterday. Wonderful designs and your samoles were truly inspirational. Thank you.

    Wendy (UK)ReplyCancel

  • Holly BSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:56 am

    Pure Elegance Becca… I think I could bring a smile to my moms face if I made a card like this for her… As we both have a great fondness for the Art Deco look…ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Quite lovely and elegant Becca, she looks so regal.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah FringsSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:10 am

    Wow – this is wonderful, so beautifully elegant. Really great colours and you’ve so totally caught the feeling of the Roaring 20s! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • DianaSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:10 am

    I just love that card. I love black and white and anything roaring 20’s…..great job and another one I will have to try.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:11 am

    What a stunning card! Even before I started reading the post, I immediately thought Art Deco. Your cards are amazing Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JOYCE ANDERSONSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:22 am

    I JUST LOVE this card….from waay back there – when designs were
    so definite in design, tasteful, clean cut. Hope I’m making sense.
    Wow – must try and purchase asap thank to you!!!!!

    B E A U T I F U L


  • GretchenSeptember 16, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Oh Becca, this is so very different for you and you nailed it. It is stunning and I love it, it so reminds me of pictures of my Mother back in the 20’s. Wonderful job.ReplyCancel

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  • Sherrie ClarkSeptember 16, 2013 - 9:33 am

    Greetings Becca, your card made me chuckle this morning. Yesterday I was looking on pinterest for cards made with art deco and there was not a lot to choose from. This is such a wonderful card and what great ideas on putting it together. Blessings in Jesus. TGIF…..Today GOD is first.ReplyCancel

  • April S.September 16, 2013 - 9:40 am

    Love, love, love this!!! Great art deco look!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne JSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:04 am

    So smart Becca! I love the pennants and all the gold! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Wow! What a fabulous card! And not a spec of lace on it. Who knew I’d like something without lace so well? It just goes to show you, whatever you create I will love! Thanks so much for sharing your art.ReplyCancel

  • Gerri KSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:13 am

    WOW!!! What a stunning card!! Gorgeous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Gerri KSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:14 am

    WOW!!! What a stunning card!! Gorgeous!!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 16, 2013 - 10:28 am

    This card makes me think of a BIG BOTTLE OF EXPENSIVE PERFUME!!!!!!!!!!!! :) IT’S BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramSeptember 16, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Becca you have out done yourself again. This is fabulous and I can’t wait to try this technique. A wonderful way to use my pendants that have been gathering dust while I make Christmas cards.ReplyCancel

  • Hettie HSeptember 16, 2013 - 11:34 am

    I love, love, love this card. Thanks again for sharing your ideas, talent and creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BowmanSeptember 16, 2013 - 11:52 am

    love this card, it is outside your box, but love it!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJSeptember 16, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! So sleek and shiny. And the sentiment font is perfect.ReplyCancel

  • SharonSeptember 16, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this!!!! Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • MelindaSeptember 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    Absolutely scrumptious!

  • Charlotte ZweigoronSeptember 16, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    Soooo cool! A whole new direction… I love Art Deco; always have. Such a stunner, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Gill SomerfieldSeptember 16, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Well Becca,another stunningly beautiful card,amazing! I really don’t know how you keep getting these amazing ideas !
    Gill xxReplyCancel

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  • RoseSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    WOW Becca,
    what a fantastic card – so unlike your others but in another way, so much like you as regards ELEGANCE that this card oozes. I shall go back tomorrow and have another look in detail – have to get my tea now, good job I’m a nightowl (don’t know what time difference we’re on, it’s 21.15 here in the UK).
    Lots of hugs,

  • Bette SSeptember 16, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Outstanding card! Great use of the Pennant Dies. I’m about to give up on the more intricate Spellbinder dies. I just cannot get them to come out nicely. I use a Big Shot and run it through time after time with shims, etc. and still they do not cut perfectly. How do you do it?? I love your cards, but when the dies don’t come nicely, I can’t use them. You have such talent! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WSeptember 16, 2013 - 6:51 pm

    Becca this card is fun! I think it would make a great wedding card as well.
    Thanks for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    THIS is a stunning card. Black, white &gold is such a great classic combination and this card is just gorgeous. Have to add the pennant dies to my want list as they work so beautifully on this card. Great work. Thanks for sharing,ReplyCancel

  • Vickie ZSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:26 pm

    Oh my word!! The fanned out look is sooooo perfect!! Black, white, gold….art deco…wonderful!!ReplyCancel

  • PatSSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Becca, you have done it again. Love, love this card…beautiful and so Great Gatsby!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne CroftSeptember 16, 2013 - 7:53 pm

    Hi Becca
    Just found out about your lovely cards when watching Sue Wilson on Create and Craft. Your cards and products are amazing! I would love to follow your blog, but am unsure how.
    Love, Lynne xxxReplyCancel

  • NancySeptember 16, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Wow Becca, this is stunning! Love Art Deco and you were spot on with the colour scheme. I pinned it :)ReplyCancel

  • Renee LSeptember 16, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    That weird sound you heard…
    that was my jaw hitting the floor…
    This is stunning!!
    I mean I literally die over this…
    you captured Gatsby to perfection…
    I love it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynn MercurioSeptember 17, 2013 - 5:04 am

    THUD – I’m speechless, but to say AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 17, 2013 - 10:00 am

    WOWZERS!! Spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • Barb MurphySeptember 17, 2013 - 10:29 am

    The Great Gatsby would be proud, this is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraSeptember 17, 2013 - 10:49 am

    Oh Becca…this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE the gold…it just makes it “pop”!

    Could you please tell me if you cut the entire circle and other parts in their entirety a bit larger in the gold and then place the die cut on top of it and also, where could I get the gold foil paper that you use? It adds so much to the card and it’s so beautiful!

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us and God Bless You!!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealSeptember 17, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Snazzy card! It’s the cat’s meow, for sure. Very dramatic. Very very nice.ReplyCancel

  • Remigia PouloSeptember 17, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love Love Love it.!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty NannaSeptember 17, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    great card, very striking, I really like it. Glad you watched the shows, I was lucky enough to have one of mine read out.
    Hugs LynnReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 18, 2013 - 2:11 am

    Morning Becca, So glad you enjoyed the shows on C&C, your samples were, as always, stunning, and your dies and stamps are gorgeous.
    This card is so different for you, but I absolutely love it, black, white and gold are always beautiful together, and the striking die-cuts are really lovely, and they all culminate in this fabulous creation. I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Samantha DoorbarSeptember 18, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    I just love this card ( as I do for all your cards) Art Deco is one of my Favs.
    Can you tell me when they will be releasing the stamp set as it is not on the Waltzing Mouse website yet?? Thanks for your fab inspiration! Samantha :)ReplyCancel

  • Maggie BrinkleySeptember 19, 2013 - 7:38 am

    Wow, how elegant! Thanks so much for the tip on using the Pennant dies upside down, they look so good!

    love Mags B xReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 19, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Wow Beautiful card love the choice of colors and the layering and die and embossing is perfect. thanks for sharing. love the ribbon and pinReplyCancel

  • Lenore WoodfieldSeptember 20, 2013 - 4:25 am

    Hi Becca,
    What wonderful card,
    Love it to bits,
    What clever girl you are.
    Lots of hugs

  • Marlene IacuzziSeptember 20, 2013 - 6:24 am

    I feel like I should go to a Speakeasy in my flapper dress. How different this set is. Waltzingmouse continues to step out of the box on occasion. And Becca, you do your magic with whatever you touch. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithSeptember 20, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    WOW! WOW! WOW! This card is beyond fabulous, gorgeous and stunning. I love the black, white and foil gold. They are so elegant together. This card looks like it should be at an Hollywood glamour party. I am so impressed!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 21, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    sooo gatsbyesque – love it.ReplyCancel

  • gailSeptember 21, 2013 - 5:09 pm

    beautiful card. stunning art deco.ReplyCancel

  • KimberlySeptember 21, 2013 - 11:16 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Great cards. The Christmas reminds me of a combination of old fashioned greetings with a modern elegance with the silver background with the dry embossing.

    Love the Art Deco set and how you made it retro!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 22, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Not what I was expecting when I clicked on this page!!! Becca, it is a truly gorgeous creation! You have captured the art deco style to perfection. In fact, you’ve improved on it!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Robin in WASeptember 29, 2013 - 8:29 pm