Stacking Borders Sideways: You are My Sunshine

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Always Be My Friend Set, Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags - full supply list at
Good Morning, I have one more stacked border card to share today.  This week I’ve enjoyed sharing several stacked border samples – today is the last day and if you page down through blog posts you will see two more ideas for stacking.  I have to say there’s a ‘right feel’ for going vertically or horizontally with borders – often the design of the die dictates but I love to be surprised.  Today’s card has a full background but it is a landscape oriented card.  I’m using one of my favorites – Spellbinders Shells Duality and it is very easy to link the borders.  I’m also using a ridiculously optimistic sentiment from my friend Suzanne at Quietfire Design from the Always Be My Friend Set – I smile every time I stamp it!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Always Be My Friend Set, Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags - full supply list at
Duality Shells diagram -


In order to link the borders simply stack two on top of each other with the pointed leaf facing to the left.  Push down on both stacked leaves all the way across the border and pull the top layer to the left – it will interlock the leaves and you continue in the same manner.  To finish I added a sentiment in the window frame made with Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags – large enough for a sentiment but small enough not to cover the lovely detail of the stacked borders!!


Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Always Be My Friend Set, Spellbinders Shells Duality, Spellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags - full supply list at
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire DesignAlways Be My Friend Set
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, EKS – Sea Lavender
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Shells DualitySpellbinders Acanthus Leaf Tags, Sheer Offray Ribbon, Pearl Button  Recollection Pearls

(***Note, many of you ask which paper I use for my cards and I have linked it up above to Amazon however, absurdly, the picture they show is a generic photo they use to represent every paper. I have ordered from this link and can confirm that what I received was Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth – 250 sheets.  For an avid cardmaker, a ream will last quite long – I order every 6 months).   Here is the link for the white paper I use – Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth)
post-header-bottomThanks so much for indulging my love of borders.  I think it’s an awesome way to make backgrounds and it was so lovely to play this week!!  I’ll be back soon!!

  • Deb M.August 25, 2016 - 10:12 am

    Another beauty!! LOVE all your cards, just wish I was as good at the elegant look! :-))ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleAugust 25, 2016 - 10:39 am

    Honestly Becca, you can make anything look beautiful…love your use of the borders!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Clare WAugust 25, 2016 - 10:48 am

    Hi Becca. Stunning card. Love it. How’s you foot doing?ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 25, 2016 - 11:15 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • F BondAugust 25, 2016 - 11:22 am

    What you do with dies is amazing! I love this card! I love all your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsAugust 25, 2016 - 11:30 am

    My. My. My!
    I could “play ” all day and never be able to create something so beautiful. AMAZING!!!!! Love the sentiment.
    Ann RReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 25, 2016 - 11:38 am

    Ahhhh, another day of Becca’s beautiful border created backgrounds. Just so lovely. I have enjoyed seeing your cards this week and I must make the Baby Girl one when I get the die for it. I noticed how you looped your ribbon around the sentiment die cut area. What a great idea. Becca, you are so clever. Hope you are doing well on your own this week.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 25, 2016 - 11:39 am

    Hmmmm. I can’t decide which one I like the best of the three you have posted this week. This one is just as fabulous as the previous two are. I love this idea of stacked borders!!! They are just gorgeous. Hope I get a chance to try it out this weekend. Thank you for the inspiration, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 25, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    Aww so so gorgeous Becca, lovely use of the dies.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 25, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    Yet another absolutely stunning card. So so beautiful!
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 25, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    This makes me want to sing the song. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HAugust 25, 2016 - 1:18 pm

    So clever and simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithAugust 25, 2016 - 2:36 pm

    You are so right Becca. Using the stacked border dies to create backgrounds adds so much more depth then just a regular background die. Really beautiful. And of course I have to ask: In the display picture above, you have this gorgeous die cut in the background that the card is laying on. Where did that come from? It looks like a cut and emboss background die was used, am I right and which one? Please spill. LOL You know if anyone was going to ask it would be me.

    • Earlene BostAugust 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm

      Me, too!! Becca I’d like to know as well!ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenAugust 25, 2016 - 6:14 pm

      Hey ladies, that is actually a tray that I purchased at Hobby Lobby and spray painted it cream (it was originally teal). I guess it is die cut metal? At any rate it is a serving tray that is about 11″ wide and about 18″ long. :-)ReplyCancel

      • Marcie SmithAugust 26, 2016 - 6:38 pm

        Thanks Becca,

        It sure looks like an embossed die cut. Beautiful. You could of fooled me, that’s for sure. I feel better now. Thought I had missed a spectacular background die. How’s your foot doing Becca?
        Know you were suppose to see the doctor soon if not already. Hope all is well.
        Think I might have to take a run to Hobby Lobby and check out that tray if our store even caries it.

      • Earlene BostAugust 27, 2016 - 10:24 am

        Thanks, Becca. I was hoping it was a die awaiting production. C’est dommage!

  • Joan OlsonAugust 25, 2016 - 2:52 pm

    You make everything seem simple. You do things that I never thought about doing. You find other uses for things so they don’t just sit around. Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 25, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Becca this is another example of how clever you are. love it.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 25, 2016 - 3:54 pm

    I love each of your border cards! I have some border dies from a few years back that I rarely use now. I’ll have to see whether they will work in a similar way.
    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas and talent with us, Becca!
    Hope your foot continues to improve and that you’ll soon be running round the block!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownAugust 25, 2016 - 4:39 pm

    Beautiful, love the way you have been doing the stacked borders and that soft blue in the centre is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostAugust 25, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Wow!!! You’re on a wonderful roll. I’m really enjoying these projects. I hope you’re not overexerting yourself. Hoping that your doctor will be able to release you with a clean bill of health (a foot totally repaired and ready to support your activities and you)[;-)]ReplyCancel

  • Betty mcalisterAugust 25, 2016 - 5:40 pm

    Becca this is a stunning card yet again. Love how you’ve linked the borders to make the gorgeous background. Also love the ribbon through the sentiment die snd that sea lavender card too, xReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 25, 2016 - 6:01 pm

    Good morning Becca, well I’m back from my holibobs!!! I missed your posts because there wasn’t any internet. Well your stacking borders are just beautiful and so elegant I love ”everything about them!!! Hope you’re fighting fit I certainly feel better for the break!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 25, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    You have definitely provided us with some exceedingly gorgeous cards this week. I know I will never look at border dies in the same way! This card is as beautiful as the other two and has a soft feminine feels. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASAugust 25, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    As they say here you are smashing it !!!!!
    This is gorgeous the colours go so well ! this fits in here as we have a sunny
    morning here and almost the first day of spring .
    Thank you for Sharing the roll you are on with us take care of your foot
    hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • AlisonAugust 25, 2016 - 7:00 pm

    Another beautiful example of your talent for getting the most out of your dies thank you for sharing

  • Kathleen ReillyAugust 25, 2016 - 7:24 pm

    Beautiful card, thank you for sharing it


  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm

    It’s been a real treat, Becca, to have my ‘inbox’ graced with all these beauties. I confess I would have expected you to use yellow with this sentiment. I get a peaceful feeling, like the sun shining in a sky of soft blue and soft clouds. Lovely choice.
    Blessings for your healing and happiness,

  • KathyAugust 25, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    Love these stacked cards u done…very pretty..hope your getting around better…also do u now why EVERYTIME we do a comment, have to re type email and other info each time?ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 26, 2016 - 5:28 am

    As the other days this is just an amazing card here Becca, I really love, how you´re using these borders to make such gorgeous backggrounds with.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 26, 2016 - 7:55 am

    Love the blues on this one and the borders pointing up! Seriously wish I had your Spellbinders collection!ReplyCancel

  • Yfvonne NicholsonAugust 26, 2016 - 8:32 am

    Love the boarder cards, you sure have some pretty boarders.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly (scrapthat)August 26, 2016 - 9:25 am

    Stunning! Amazing that this look is just a few passes from a Die cut machine! WOW TFSReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CAugust 26, 2016 - 11:52 am

    You did it again… another one that’s so lovely that I simply had to add the die to my mile-long wishlist. : )ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardstAugust 28, 2016 - 9:09 am

    Hi Becca well you have done it again what can i say except that i love it !!!!! So pleased to hear you are improving with your foot what a relief that must be for you.I find colour realy important when making cards and scrapbooking as the colour can realy change things around Keep up with doctors orders Becca hope all goes well for you Ang from GB xxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwAugust 29, 2016 - 6:48 am

    Absolutely love these stacked border cards!!!ReplyCancel

  • LaetitiaAugust 30, 2016 - 12:45 am

    I love love love this card. Simple colour scheme, elegant, just stunning. Thanks for the inspiration as alwaysReplyCancel