The Magic of A Smile

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design and Spellbimders Majestic Labels One
Hiya Friends!  Jumping in to share a card after being MIA for a bit.  April is passing so quickly but since the last time I was here, the flu bug, spring fever, cleaning (everything), conquering clutter and some home renovations we’re all vying for my attention.  I surrender – with the exception of the flu bug I had, I loved the change of pace and have a couple of ‘wins’ to my credit.   I’m sharing a card today using a sweet sentiment from Quietfire Design called A Smile That You Send Out  I used Spellbinders Antique Corner to create filigree accents on two corners of my card.  Then I threaded some satin ribbon on the diagonal and embellished it with a bow then nestled Spellbinders Majestic Labels One in the center.   A couple of pearls to finish it all off!WRBF-4253-2014

Card Dimensions: 6″ x 6″

Rubber StampsQuietfire Design – A Smile That You Send Out
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Antique CornerSpellbinders Majestic Labels One, Source Satin Ribbon – Gold, Clear Embossing Powder, Spare Parts Brad, The Paper Studio Pearls, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Loving every second I get to spend outdoors right now!  I hope you are savoring spring too!

  • margaret driscoll UKApril 17, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Hello Becca
    Lovely to see you back on the Blog, and hope you are recovering from all the ills that you have been through!
    This is a beautiful card and I adore the Satin Ribbon really enhances your creation!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKApril 17, 2014 - 4:26 am

    Love the way you have wrapped the ribbon over the corners. Looks stunning! A gorgeous card. Hope you have recovered from your viral illness. Hugs Christine xReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 17, 2014 - 4:32 am

    I have fallen in love with this card becca , the ribbon over the corners is just superb along with the pearls.
    I hope you are now fully recovered from your illness and can have a super Easter
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • MaryannApril 17, 2014 - 4:46 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, this is just soooo gorgeous too. Sooo simple to make, but yet soooo beautiful. I love it, thanks soooo much for your inspiration always, you´re sooo amazing lady.
    Have a very Happy Easter now sweet friend.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeApril 17, 2014 - 4:52 am

    Good morning Becca,
    What a beautiful card you have made for our delight today and with a beautiful colour of ribbon across it. You have been missed when you went off the radar, so i hope a part from the flu you are all sorted and we can see your wonderful creations once more. Take care and i hope you are having a fantastic day,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Myrna SweetApril 17, 2014 - 5:03 am

    Love this card…so prettyReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 17, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Love this – it’s a must try! so eye catching and love the diagonal ribbon. I met Sue Wilson at Ally Pally in London on Saturday and we chatted about you and your amazing bows – were your ears burning? – I am trying to find your bowmaker and DVD here in the UK – I’ve tracked down the UK supplier but they dont have any and dont know when they will be getting any more – boohoo – please can you shed any light on this? Yesterday I tied my first tripple using organza ribbbon – it’s’ not perfect (like yours are) but I think with a bit more practice and attention to detail I could get there or at least something passable! Happy easter and hope you are feeling much better – the flu bug can take quite a while to fully recover from – so take it easy for a while – ha!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieApril 17, 2014 - 5:16 am

    Beautiful card and the sentiment is lovely. Glad you are back to craftingReplyCancel

  • LaceladyApril 17, 2014 - 5:50 am

    Love the diagonal ribbon treatment on this card – hope you feel better and don’t overdo it for a while, it’s surprising how much flu takes out of you. Happy Easter!ReplyCancel

  • DarcydaydreamApril 17, 2014 - 6:48 am

    Love the way you have done the ribbon. Hope you are on the mend. That flu bug is a nasty little critter!
    Hope you have a happy Easter…
    Christine in Darcy….xxxReplyCancel

  • christiApril 17, 2014 - 7:03 am

    I love the softness of this card and how cool the ribbon looks at that angle. beautiful sentiment and card.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsApril 17, 2014 - 7:04 am

    Oh Becca, this is beautiful and pink my fav!! Have been missing all your great creations and glad you are on the mend. Hope you have a blessed Easter.

  • Holly BApril 17, 2014 - 7:17 am

    I’ve missed you…. so glad to have you back !! When I fist saw todays card all I could come up with was…. Oh my goodness… how delightfully pink !! Your card is so very pretty !! Love it !!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.April 17, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Beautiful card! I love the diagonal ribbon. Good to see a card from you–yours are always amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Irish CherokeeApril 17, 2014 - 8:14 am

    Love all of the cards you create. This one is no exception. The soft pink of this card is as good as a smile. It is a calming gift. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • caroleApril 17, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Welcome back. You were missed. I’m sorry to hear that you were ill and hope that your recovery is complete. This card is true Becca! Pink and beatifully done. You worked your style and magic again. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingApril 17, 2014 - 8:25 am

    Glad you are on the mend from the flu, and that you are back creating – this is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Gail L.April 17, 2014 - 8:35 am

    Beautiful card!
    The colors are so soft!
    Glad you’re feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KApril 17, 2014 - 8:36 am

    wow..This is just stunning with the corners and ribbon. Hope your feeling better soon. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)April 17, 2014 - 8:43 am

    So sorry you succumbed to the flu bug! Hope you are fighting fit again! Having a quick break from the spring cleaning here and it was so lovely to see your mail in my inbox! Beautiful card, stunning bow and fabulous ribbon wrap!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownApril 17, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Gorgeous card! Love how you used your ribbon and the petite pearls, so girly and dainty!ReplyCancel

  • lindaApril 17, 2014 - 9:22 am

    Super card so spring ,have a great time out in the sunshine hugs linda(uk)ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine ArmstrongApril 17, 2014 - 9:34 am

    I’ve been missing you, but it was worth the wait! I LOVE this card!!! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtApril 17, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Hi Becca,
    I have MIA also. A lot going on. Your card is beautiful,
    Love the saying & the pink ribbon.
    Have a great & happy Easter.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaApril 17, 2014 - 9:40 am

    Gorgeous card and inspirational sentiment! Thank you~ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaApril 17, 2014 - 10:03 am


  • ConniecrafterApril 17, 2014 - 10:04 am

    Beautiful, lovely color and design!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterApril 17, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Another gorgeous card love the ribbon, will be using this idea, yet more inspiration from you.

    Keep smiling and have a happy Easter.

    Love Debbie xxReplyCancel

  • LageneApril 17, 2014 - 10:23 am

    What a GORGEOUS card, love the ribbon technique!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsApril 17, 2014 - 10:28 am

    This is fabulous Becca, just stunning, love it all especially the sentiment.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • MyraApril 17, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Hi Becca,
    Sorry to hear you’ve been unwell and I trust you are feeling a lot better! What a beautiful card! I, like everyone else, love what you have done with the ribbon! Will have to give that a go!
    We have had lovely sunshine here and that showed all the dirt on the inside of my windows! So I’ve been cleaning windows like someone possessed! Hope it makes me thinner!
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.
    God Bless,
    Love MyraReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksApril 17, 2014 - 10:38 am


  • Crafty.EileenApril 17, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Another stunning card….love the ribbon work and the words on this card.
    LOL Eileen U.K.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 17, 2014 - 10:56 am

    This is absolutely beautiful. The simplicity of the design, the soft colors and the ribbon detail are just magnificent. I can just hear the recipient say WOW is this for me. Love, love, love it. You are such a talent.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneApril 17, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Oh Becca you just don’t know how I missed you and your exciting posts. I’m glad you’re back and well. Seeing this blog getting updated with such a very beautiful card like this one absolutely makes my day!!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanApril 17, 2014 - 11:36 am

    You’re back! I have missed your amazing projects. This card is beautiful. I love all the ribbon you used on this card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 17, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Oh yes! Enjoying the Spring! Spring is like a Smile too! Thanks for showing us your LOVELY creation Becca! :) It makes me SMILE!:)ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleApril 17, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Beautiful design Becca….elegant!

  • Ruthie ArmstrongApril 17, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    Hi Becca! Beautiful card!! I love every thing about it. The way you did the ribbon and pearls, wow!! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Melanie UKApril 17, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • Michelle HogerApril 17, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Elegant and classy as usual! I do love your work, and I wish I could afford to have all those Spellbinder dies and transform all my work into works of art. However, the going outside to spend time is not happening just yet where I live…maybe in another few weeks I’ll be able to venture out there for longer than it takes to get into the car!ReplyCancel

  • Sam KingApril 17, 2014 - 3:28 pm

    Lovely card & coloursReplyCancel

  • marycarolynstoryApril 17, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    I got a chance to work with Linda Strawn in Ashton, Idaho and we had a grand time following some of your wonderful tutorials. Now I am at home in American Fork, Utah. I will be following you on my own. For some reason, I think you live pretty close to me. Answer only if you care to, of course. I am an 81 year old Grandma who has been blessed to “stamp, ETC.” for 20 years. Thank you for all you do for all of us. Sincerely, MaryCarolyn StoyReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 17, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    I love the softness of this beautiful card. As always,, it is a work of art and I am inspired by your creation. I am also happy to hear you are feeling better.. Having had a bug myself, I know how good it feels when you begin to recover.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 17, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning, beautiful colours, a truly stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Terri WApril 17, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Just beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SuzMApril 17, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Oh, this card is sooo girlie! It’scheerful. I’d savor Spring more if it was actually Spring here. Sadly, the door on my car was iced shut and my friend living north of the Twin Cities got 9 inches of snow. Thanks, I really needed girlie, cheerful today!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 17, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Missed you, but the wait is such a beautiful card ,you sure know how to just use ribbons and a few die cuts and you come up with some thing so lovely.. I wish spring would come still lots of snow, and we got some more on Tuesday but this weekend its to be a little warmer so should melt some of it.
    Have a great weekend and a nice Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsApril 17, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    labels one is my fav of all my dies.
    Thanks for using Quietfire stamps- so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersApril 17, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    What a beautiful card Becca. My favourite colours too.
    Stay well.ReplyCancel

  • Alison ChangApril 17, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    It’s such a sweet and pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alison ChangReplyCancel

  • Heather ThompsonApril 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm

    Just beautiful. Absolutely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Heather ThompsonApril 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm

    Just beautiful. Absolutely amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillApril 17, 2014 - 11:47 pm

    Really missed you ,but as always the card was worth the wait. I love the colors and the lite look about the design. Just beautiful. Welcome back.

    Katherinhe HReplyCancel

  • Katherine HillApril 17, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Have a very blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BApril 18, 2014 - 3:00 am

    Hi Becca. It is lovely to have you back. Sorry to hear that you have been ill but glad that you are feeling better. This card is so pretty and delicate, the sentiment is gorgeous and I really love how you have used the beautiful ribbon, especially around the corners :) Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanApril 18, 2014 - 3:19 am

    Sorry to hear you have been poorly and glad you are back with us – oh how you have been missed. I check your blog daily and love your designs and style. Gorgeous card again as usual. Take care. xReplyCancel

  • MargaretApril 19, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Such a beautiful card Becca love the colours and lovely sentiment too.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy and Blessed Easter.
    With love
    Margaret corgi ownerReplyCancel

  • AnnApril 19, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Beautiful card! Love how you used the ribbon; got to try that!ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEEApril 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm

    So good to see you back Becca! My days are so much “prettier” when your posts are a part of them. Hope each day finds you feeling better & better!

  • Jackie PApril 20, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Becca will you be at the stamping convention here in Ohio again next weekend?? I realized that is where I met you the first time when you were selling your bow makers.
    Hope to see you again!ReplyCancel

  • PeggyGeeApril 23, 2014 - 4:41 am

    Love it, Love it, Love it !! Thanks for the inspiration as always.ReplyCancel