Hi there friends Happy Spring! I’ve been absent again but this time I was knee deep in designing new dies! Immersed is not the word for what was going on in my studio but you’ll be tickled when you see what’s coming this fall. My head is absolutely exploding with ideas so sometimes I just have to sit down and work them out. I’m back tho’ and can I just say how much I missed you!! Hopefully going forward I’ll be able to space out my design time so I ‘m not gone for so long. I’ve had a stack of almost finished cards calling my name so I just wanted to pop in and share one today. As you know, I like to look at a die from all angles to figure out what else it can be used for. So I have some new dies to show today and right off the bat, I’m going to cut them up to extend their use. I had no idea how much I loved ovals but when I go back over my stash I see them again and again. Spellbinders Oval Majesty is a new oval in the mix so I used it double duty today. I used it to make corner pockets at the bottom of my card and then again as a layer under my sentiment. I’ve thrown in a picture below just to show you how easy and different it was to make the pockets.
I was enticed by the new Spellbinders Grate Effect background and put some pretty design paper behind it to create a 5 1/2″ x 7-1/2″. On top of that I layered Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five followed by Spellbinders Oval Majesty and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM. You all know by now that these sweet romantic colors are mine through and through – I’ve tried not to reach for them, but I’m lying to myself when I don’t. I encourage you to change up your colors, these are only suggestions.
|CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: Wordsworth – Lincoln Collection
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Coredinations
Ink: Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Mulberry Flowers
I hope your day is glorious on this first day of Spring. I’ve been cooped up in the house for weeks now and and as soon as I hit send on this post I’m putting on my sneakers to go take a walk though the neighborhood. Please know I’m sending you much love and joy – you are all dear friends and I’m so, so happy to be chatting with you again. I’ll be back in a day or so! Mwah!!
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Hi Becca l have missed you but know it will be worth it if there are to be new dies later.Super card as always l just love ovals too,Hope you had a nice walk hugs linda
WOW what a lovely card, love the grate die and those pockets are fantastic. You sure have a flair for putting dies together with a great result.
Always worth waiting for! Thanks for sharing your God given talent with us all.
Love that lattice look die!!! Such a pretty card.
Love ovals, too, Becca. Glad you’re back doing cards. Your cards are always so beautiful.
Can’t wait to see what you have been dreaming up! I ALWAYS love what you do!
Welcome back Becca. I was beginning to worry but so glad you are ok. This card is beautiful. Love the colours. The lattice with the designer paper behind it looks great and I love the pockets… Very clever.
SO LOVELY Becca!!!! AND in that WONDERFUL PINK! ;) I too can’t wait to see what you have for us in dies & what you do with them!!! ;) ENJOY YOUR WALK!!!!
Becca, It is so good to hear from you.
I can’t wait to see all the dies & cards you are creating.
This card is great, I never think to use a die in a different way
Thanks for you inspiration.
Beautiful card Becca.
I’ve missed you, and I’m so pleased that you are ok.
I’m excited because I got your Arched Elegance dies and have been playing and making Easter cards with them. They are beautiful and cut so well. I have to say that the variations of design I am finding is remarkable, thank you.
Aww just so gorgeous Becca, love it all .
Elaine H X
Beautiful Becca as always and we have missed you and your stunning creations for too long so welcome back.
Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx
I cannot wait till Fall then to see those new dies. I just love the new ones that you came out with – the Blissful Swirls – the corners that match. You are one VERY TALENTED LADY and what a blessing that is! God Bless you always!
Happy Spring, for some of us. What a great card and I love the sentiment. It just sounds like something that our Lord would say.
Love it, as always!!
I love to hear about what you are doing, Becca. I’m so excited you are designing more wonderful things for us!!! This is a beautiful card and I love what you have done with the ovals. Your creativity is so inspiring!
I hope you had a refreshing walk enjoying the beauty of God’s magnificent creation. You certainly live in a beautiful area!
This is oh so pretty! I love what you do with the Spellbinders dies!
Lovely card! I have seen the first set of dies designed by you on the spellbinders web set and I LOVE THEM and can’t wait till I am able to purchase them all!!!!! I am so happy you will have even more coming out this fall. I know I will love them just as much. Happy first day of spring to you also!
Beautiful card Becca. I absolutely love those colors together as well…. so romantic and pretty…. Love the use of the ovals for the pockets. So cool.
I’ve been bad about commenting, but it’s good to have you back, I’ve missed your posts!! Hope that you had a good walk and enjoyed the fresh air. As always another gorgeous card. Love the way that you use dies!
Was beginning to worry about you and glad to hear you were just designing for us. This is one beautiful card Just ordered your last designs and should be here shortly Can’t wait and start saving for your fall premier. You are so talented. God bless you Becca.
Your cards are always so gorgeous, as well as your choice of sentiments, and this one is very special.
Becca, I LOVE looking at your beautiful cards. I’m sure you’ve been asked but are you ever going to put all your crafty ideas and make a book? I would buy that in an instant as many people on your site would.
Thank you for your inspiration!
Stunning card Becca!
Hi Becca I was also missing you glad all is good and happy you are back today. You do such a wonderful job with all you do .
It may be spring for you lucky people but it is Autumn here!
But it is a lovely time with all the colour in the garden leaves etc and all the fruit to make into jams relish and freeze. Very pretty card as always…..
Stay safe xx
Hi Becca. Stunning card as always. Just got your arched elegance and swirl bliss sets recently. Haven’t had time to play with them yet but will do soon. Can’t wait to see your new ones in the autumn but the body needs some warm sunny weather first. The daffodils are out here now so spring is truly here! Enjoy those walks.
As usual an elegant card Becca, glad you have been having fun designing and look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour!
Another lovely creation. So glad you’re back!
Yesterday the 20th was the Eclipse , and the Sun was shining so brightly in Bristol you couldn’t look with the naked eye…had to watch on tv!
I really missed you….. but now you say you were designing, so I can’t wait to see you endeavours!
Love todays card Becca!
Gorgeous of course, and I do love these colors as well. I love this grate background I will be getting this die for sure. We have missed you and I am sure none of us can wait to see all your goodies on the new dies you designed as well!!
How exciting! More Becca designed dies! Your creativity always astounds me.
Mwah back Becca! I just love this card so elegant.
This is sooo beutiful Becca, are these dies out already now?I ask because I am actually here in the US right now, and would love to find them while I am here. And if they are, where can I get them then? I really think, I am in love with this one here, and would love to see the rest too, if I can?
Good grief…. almost every time I stop by my wishlist grows! : ) Gorgeous!!
Hooray, your back again and with a cracker of a card too. Stunning.
Really looking forward to seeing your new designs. We are eagerly awaiting your Arched Elegance dies here in the uk do anytime soon i understand, cant wait.
Once again such beautiful and creative ways to use these dies, Gorgeous paper too. Now you have me excited for fall to see what new things you have coming :)
Hi Becca. Lovely to have you back again, you have been missed as I check out your blog every day. Don’t always have time to leave a comment but I do enjoy seeing your gorgeous cards. Looking forward to your dies. Take care. x
This is a stunning, stunning card all your added details and embellishments work so beautifully x x x
Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card. I love how you’ve used the oval die to make the pockets. Simply stunning :-) Hugs xxx
My oh my! You do it time and time again, Becca! Fabulous!
Lovely to see you back and hope you enjoyed your stroll :o) Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the autumn!
Anne (UK) x
How lovely! Your designs are always inspiring! Happy to hear your designing more dies!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store. And I love your choice of colors
So creatively lovely! You brighten my days with your designs and sweet messages. Hope your walk was enjoyable and you were able to see more signs of Spring!
Can’t wait what you are going to present to us in the fall, but I know whatever it is it’s going to be lovely. Time to start saving up!!
Lovely card, so good to have you back.
Sounds like you are experiencing the euphoria of having completed a major milestone in your crafting life!! My heart is full of joy for you… Mwah to you, too!! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to. I know I will love it!
ooops… there is more… I, too, have noticed that ovals are very appealing to me and, somehow, I seem to have a complete aversion to circles… cannot seem to create with them at all. If someone offers up a round card design, I hit “Delete”. Weird?!
Completely feminine with all the die cuts that appear to have an almost lacy edging around them. Great use of them on the pocket bottoms, too. Always love what you show us you’ve made. Thank you ?
Morning Becca, A truly beautiful card, and yesterday’s post was beautiful too.
Sorry I have been missing for a couple of days, my eyes are terrible at the moment, so have been keeping off my laptop, in the hope that will give a bit of ease.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Outstanding card, Becca! We knew it would be worth the wait!
What a brilliant idea to make the pockets, so simple but so effective. I love the delicacy of your work and follow your blog. Thanks for sharing. Regards Jean
what an amazing paper grace creation!! I cant wait to see your new dies. Hopefully I will get to enjoy some of this spring weather. We have had some really pretty days here in Houston tx. thanks for sharing such a beautiful card.