The Thread That Binds

Hello there blog friends!  Okay this is different, but it is what it is, lol.  I sat down to play with a vague idea in mind and here’s what came out.  I always love pocket cards so I made this one with a negative cut out of the front.  It let me make a peek-a-boo window!  This is one of the flattest designs I ever remember making but I like having the inside card as well as the outside pocket to decorate.

I was playing around with Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities to see how easily they would work going around the corner and I’m pleased that they work quite well.  Since the edgeabilities all are consistently spaced 1″ between elements, it makes it pretty easy to line up to go around the corner.  I used the Classic Scallop on the top and bottom and the Classic Scallop paired with the Triple Scallop on the sides.    I used the frame from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents as a top piece
and it also works for a decoration you can see inside the window.  I cut the Peek-a-boo window with Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two and also stamped my sentiment on the same.  A bow on the outside finishes it off!!.  The sentiment is a new release this month from Our Daily Bread Designs, and is one from the Blessings Collection called Sewn with Love.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread DesignsSewn with Love
Paper: My Minds Eye – Lush 2 Navy, The Paper Company
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two, Spellbinders Classic Scallop, Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop, Zva Creative Pearls, Ribbon

I hope you are staying dry!!  Thunderstorms have kept the computers off most of the day, but they’re back up now and I’m chilled after the rain.  Me, my Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Coffee and a pair of toasty socks are in my immediate future :-)

  • Dolly/scrapthatAugust 11, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    Ooo I wanna see it!ReplyCancel

  • RobAugust 11, 2011 - 5:09 pm

    Come on Becca, let us see it!!ReplyCancel

  • MelbaAugust 11, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    Can we see it???ReplyCancel

  • PeggySAugust 11, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    You’re teasing us right?ReplyCancel

  • VivaceAugust 11, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    I wanna see too!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa GrayAugust 11, 2011 - 5:17 pm

    I agree with everyone else….When do we get the card??? Kind of funny though.ReplyCancel

  • WenchieAugust 11, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    It looks beautiful in my head! LOLReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoAugust 11, 2011 - 5:24 pm

    No can see Becca… lol lolReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoAugust 11, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    Ah………there it is. Worth the wait it is STUNNING. Wow Becca it really is so beautiful. Great job. ekcReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithAugust 11, 2011 - 5:25 pm

    just click on “The Thread That Binds”ReplyCancel

  • Shirley SmithAugust 11, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    By the way it is a lovely card..ReplyCancel

  • Jan SchultheisAugust 11, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    When do we get a video showing us how to make this card?
    I would like to try it but need some visual instructions from you,

  • AnnelieAugust 11, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    Love your new card with the peek-a-boo window. Wish I had some of those Spellbinders — I’ll have to put them on my wish list. Once again, thanks for sharing your amazing creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Pat NobleAugust 11, 2011 - 5:32 pm

    SOOOOOOOO Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RAugust 11, 2011 - 5:34 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the design. Your pocket is like a frame.ReplyCancel

  • Beth B.August 11, 2011 - 5:34 pm

    Becca, this is absolutely gorgeous! Wow! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenAugust 11, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Oh dear, I hit publish before I intended and didn’t even have pictures taken yet. I didn’t want to undo thinking I’d mess things up even more. They’re up now though, thanks so much for your patience. How odd that must have seemed, lol!ReplyCancel

  • Karen aka SoccerboyzmomAugust 11, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    Gorgeous once again!! I hope the people who get your cards realize how lucky they are to have you make it for them.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.August 11, 2011 - 5:51 pm

    Beautiful card Becca.
    Do send some of your rain way to Texas. We sure could use some. North and west of us get itty bitty shower but we haven’t had no rain since the 1st weekend in May. Hot and dry here.

  • janeyAugust 11, 2011 - 5:56 pm

    Love it what it is – love that the scallops work so well together, too. Thanks for sharing, Becca!


  • krrobuAugust 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

    OMG! Your creations are always gorgeous, but I think this may be my all time favorite. Will you do a tutorial????ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MAugust 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm

    Absolutely lovely card! I will have to steal this design for a card I need for someone very special.
    Send the rain and thunderstorms this way. My little area of Texas has had less than 4 inches since last Oct.. Needless to say it is very, very dry here.ReplyCancel

  • JudyAugust 11, 2011 - 6:01 pm

    Becca, this is so pretty !!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Fran DAugust 11, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Oh WOW Becca! Just absolutely LOVE this! You are quite amazingly talented!
    BTW, I copied the picture and instructions of your peg-bow maker and took to our local lumber company and one of the guys made me two sets (one for me and one for a friend and fellow card fanatic). All I have to do is get out my drill and put them together. Thanks so much for the easy-to-follow instructions. I will now be in bow heaven!!ReplyCancel

  • JeanAugust 11, 2011 - 6:21 pm

    Hi Becca – the blue and white are classic and the card stunning! Thank you for sharing! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 11, 2011 - 6:27 pm

    This is absolutely stunning Becca. You´re just incredible girl. Just as we think, now it can´t get any better, you just do it again LOL. I just love to come here every day and see, what you´ve made for us to drool aabout today haha ha ha. Wish I had just half your talent. It´s really gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyAugust 11, 2011 - 6:43 pm

    Just love this beautiful card. You are amazingly Talented. Will you be doing a tutorial with measurements and etc? Would love to give it a try.ReplyCancel

  • VickieAugust 11, 2011 - 6:49 pm

    I’m so excited to get home from work turn on my computer and see feed blitz in my in box! I cant tell you how much your talent has meant to me. Last week when it rained all day (sorry Texans) i went and looked at 3 hours of your archives. I cried and laughed but came away truly blessed with your words and you art work, God has truly blessed you and some of it is how freely you share and give thank you, vicReplyCancel

  • DawnllAugust 11, 2011 - 6:50 pm

    Such a beautiful card and wonderful papersReplyCancel

  • PeggySAugust 11, 2011 - 7:07 pm

    Beautiful, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)August 11, 2011 - 7:30 pm

    Snazzy! Make that double snazzy! I’m a sap for navy and white and nobody does it better than you, Becca. And the result is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 11, 2011 - 7:41 pm

    Ooooooo Becca! I LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! VERY SHARP!!!!!!!!!!! :) I like your coffee choice too!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • JAN.August 11, 2011 - 8:00 pm

    Just can not believe the awesome work you do. would love to see a tutorial on this card. I had asked previously where you found your hugs seambinding which I now have found however I am still unable to find your stick pin protectors. Can you give me a hint. How about a tutorial on your stick pins. lolReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithAugust 11, 2011 - 8:01 pm

    Gorgeous. Navy and white is another one of my all time favorite color combos. Might have something to do with working on a naval base for so many years. This is gorgeous paper and will defintely have to pick some of this up. I am a huge fan of your more dimentional cards, but I have to tell you this is strikingly beautiful with out all the fluff needed. Must be the gorgeous larger patterned paper which is so lovely all by it self and the pearls are just the right touch to the inside. Love this sentiment set and how nicely it accompanies the new shaped nesties.

  • Dianne CAugust 11, 2011 - 8:24 pm

    Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Coffee and a pair of toasty socks, sounds great for a cool night like this one. Bye the way love your card, very pretty.

  • lois skiathitisAugust 11, 2011 - 8:25 pm

    In a word stunning. This is really an eye opener. Beautiful all over composition and the colors are so regal looking. I love the contrast of the floral with the stripes which is always a winner. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 11, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    Pretty, pretty, pretty!! I love all your cards, but this one is extra special, for one thing, since it’s so flat! Also like the 2 in one aspect of it. Glad to hear that you’re getting some rain down there. (sorry Texas!) The coffee sounds delicious! Forgot to tell you that I made your peg bow maker awhile ago…I’ve been making bows like mad, they come out soooo nice! I did make mine with 2 extra holes, another at 1″ and with a 1.5″ on either end. Not really for cards, since 99% of mine are A2 (for OWH), but I might get inspired for wrapping presents and want BIGGER bows! Thanks for the push to do it. Looking at all your gorgeous bows, finally made me get off my butt and DO it!

  • CindyAugust 11, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful – different for you, but I LOVE IT!ReplyCancel

  • jean w.August 11, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    Gorgeous card as always Becca! That coffee sounds wonderful! It is cooler out here tonight and has been without the usual Jersey humidity all day, too bad I was indoors most of the day trying to straighten up my guest/craft room!!!ReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 11, 2011 - 9:07 pm

    Well, this is quite different but also quite beautiful. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas. You are truly a designer. Geez I wish we had some of that rain in TX, we are scorching and dry as a bone. Enjoy your rain and thunderstorms. After Hurr Ike I didn’t think I would ever want a storm again but would love to have one anyday now!!ReplyCancel

  • BernieAugust 11, 2011 - 9:09 pm

    Breathtakingly beautiful! Love the colors and papers and how you bring everything together so well. It’s lovely here, I’m praying your rain will find it’s way to those poor folks in Texas.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronAugust 11, 2011 - 10:49 pm

    Where does one get coffee like that?!? Sounds so yummy!! And your card looks so yummy… I was getting worried that something terrible had happened after all your latest computer adventures. I’m so happy to see you back on line.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuAugust 11, 2011 - 10:52 pm

    It’s gorgeous! Especially the card inside the pocket.

    Please send some rain our way…. it’s a drought, very hot, parched and dry, here in Texas.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa GrayAugust 11, 2011 - 11:20 pm

    This is so pretty. I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 11, 2011 - 11:56 pm

    wow.. This is absolutely stunning Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Jean CAugust 12, 2011 - 4:26 am

    Glad to see your back! I love your beautiful card. I have missed my Becca fix!
    Thank you for sharing this great card. I love the colors and the stripe and floral papers are really cool! Have a great day! Enjoy the rain!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKAugust 12, 2011 - 4:50 am

    Sooooooo happy to see you back and to know you’re okay Becca and oh I would love some of that coffee but you can keep the rain as we have had heaps of it it over here in the UK. Now for you card…..IT’S STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! Must have a go at this style, I love the navy and white and that ribbon is gorgeous.
    By the way how is your foot these days? I do hope it’s on the mend.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • ValerieCAugust 12, 2011 - 5:09 am

    WOW….STUNNING!!!!! Seriously stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 12, 2011 - 6:16 am

    I love this card. It is so elegant and it is a gift also. Very clever.ReplyCancel

  • Anne ( Midlands UK)August 12, 2011 - 7:09 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Anne xReplyCancel

  • MaryellenAugust 12, 2011 - 9:14 am

    This card is just stunning! Blue is my favorite color and I love the
    look of this card with the scallop edges. A beautiful job Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joyce M (Scotland)August 12, 2011 - 10:54 am

    The Thread that Binds is SPECTACULAR as are all your cards. Need to have a daily fix of your creativity – you are so so talented.ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterAugust 12, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Oh Wow sorry to hear about your storms, so glad you weren’t without power for too long.
    Your pocket card is just Beautiful, terrific design and love the way you used the twisted tag at the top!ReplyCancel

  • Billie DeeAugust 12, 2011 - 11:38 am

    That pocket card is gorgeous as usual. How about sending those thunderstorms down towards east Texas? We could use ANY relief.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferAugust 12, 2011 - 11:51 am

    I love your pocket card and I also would be interested in a tut on it! Your coffee sounds great.ReplyCancel

  • SuziAugust 12, 2011 - 4:46 pm

    It almost doesn’t look like “you,” but it is still gorgeous. I guess I don’t see navy as your color, but I love it!ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickAugust 12, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Another stunning card Becca. I love this paper and the twisted metal tags are going to the top of my wish list. Absolutely gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnneAugust 12, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    So glad to see you back! I’ve missed my daily swoon :o)
    Just love this navy and cream combination and the way you have coloured the pearls to match.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • AlexAugust 12, 2011 - 6:37 pm

    beautiful card Becca, i love every single card and colors you always use, but when it comes to bleu i just can’t help it…it is my favorite color and vanilla or white with bleu is just amazing! the card, the shape ,the pearls, the words you name it. All together is ” magnifique”!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • MarinaAugust 12, 2011 - 8:41 pm

    How wonderful!! I would love to see a video on how you made the frameReplyCancel

  • SusanAugust 12, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    So beautiful — and so creative!ReplyCancel

  • Rea CusterAugust 12, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    Hi, Becca, beautiful card, love the DP you used with it. I just love the fresh look of blue and white. On a different note, I made a “Fabulous Frame Pincushion”, and just posted it on my blog, with a link to the tuitorial on your blog. Thanks for the time you took to make the video. I hope you have the time to stop by by blog and that you like the one I made. My blog is, incase the info doesn’t get attached to my comment in the required boxes. HugsReplyCancel

  • JeanAugust 13, 2011 - 9:57 pm

    What an elegant card! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • auntie emAugust 14, 2011 - 5:16 am

    Love your elegant pocket card and the navy and white is such a nice classic combo. Great diecut edge on the pullout.
    Thank you for sharing! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasAugust 14, 2011 - 11:02 am

    Don’t quite understand how you made it, but I do so love it! You make such unique cards that I rarely ever can figure out how you made them. I would love to see videos how to make some of your cards, especially like this one. (I know you are busy and I so respect your time and appreciate ANY video tuts that you take time to do…. my hubby made me a bow maker!)ReplyCancel

  • PrimadonnacraftsAugust 14, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Your work speaks volumes and you are such an inspiration. Love all your projects and they are all so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Karen LinarezAugust 15, 2011 - 1:09 am

    Excellent card idea! I love it, it’s gorgeous! I love the dark blue with white, and that tag decoration is fantastic, but I think I like the peek-a-boo pocket the most. I’ve got to try that!ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 15, 2011 - 6:33 am

    Becca I would love to see a tutorial on this card!ReplyCancel

  • EileenAugust 15, 2011 - 7:49 am

    Yippee! I can post again! Seems the gremlins have gone away Becca!
    What a beautiful card this is…whoever receives it will be sooo happy!
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Diane RogersAugust 15, 2011 - 8:56 pm


    I wish you peace. I pray for your continued healing. God loves you and is with you each and every moment. He will never let you walk alone.