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by on June 27, 2010


Well this is how it works.  I had another card almost done until I ran into the CPS Sketch (#173) design for the week and I absolutely love it!!  So I trashed what I was working on and hopped on board this train!!  Gracious!!  I haven’t done a sketch challenge in quite a while but there’s a reason I wanted to do this one.  One – I {heart} tall cards, don’t you?  They get me out of my 6" x 6" comfort zone.  Two – My friends showed me how to make those funky little origami folded round paper medallions about a week ago at our stamp gathering and I’ve been dying to use them on something.  Voila!!  Check!!  Three – I simply adore the new rectangle sets by JustRite Stampers and the layout of the sketch was just begging – you hear me – begging, for a rectangle frame ;-)

Okay, so I pulled out my new JustRite set called Victorian Nested Frames and inked up  that elegant rectangle border then cut/embossed it with Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles LG #4.  I perched that on top of Spellbinders Mega Ovals LG and on the inside of the frame I cut circles with Spellbinders Classic Circles SM and I used the sentiment from Just Rite Birthday Centers Round.    My little origami foldy things are also done using Spellbinders Classic Circles SM.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers – Victorian Nested Frames, Birthday Centers Roun
Paper:  The Paper Company, K & Company
Ink:  Colorbox Pigment Ink – Chianti
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Long Classic Rectangles LG, Spellbinders™ Mega Ovals LG, Spellbinders™ Classic Circles SM, Ribbon, Pearls, Zva Pearls

I’ll be posting this week, but I’m working diligently on "stuff" in the background.  That means I’m up on some hard deadlines but I’ll be popping in here with whatever I can muster up.  In the meantime, I need to get the current blog candy winner picked with and announced.  Yep, it’s gonna be a busy week!!

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June 28, 2010
8:55 am

Beautiful card once again. I love the size and the medallions are eye catching! I’m inspired again…

June 28, 2010
8:56 am

What a lovely card. Are you going to give us a tutorial on making the orgami circles? I am going to have to see if I can figure it out, myself.

Edna Rhea
June 28, 2010
8:57 am

Now you must show us how to do the flowers!! Love the card.

Kyle E.
June 28, 2010
9:04 am

As usual, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I also “vote” for a tutorial on how to make the orgami foldy things!! LOL!! You are such a blessing to all of us, Becca! I hope you have a fantastic week!

Michel E
June 28, 2010
9:05 am

Love the card. How did you do the flowers?

Kelly Massman
June 28, 2010
9:19 am

Love the origami medallions! Great paper choice! Card is beautiful!

Tanya P
June 28, 2010
9:21 am

So pretty! love the folded flowers.

Becky Green
June 28, 2010
9:31 am

I LOVE how you threw convention to the wind!!! A circular sentiment inside the rectangular frame!!!! ALL over an Oval!!! VERY NICE!!!! OH YES!!! A vote from me too on a tutorial on the Oragami flowers!!!! :)

June 28, 2010
9:33 am

Oh, I LOVE it!!! Love all the layering.I have all those Spellbinders dies… but never think to use them so creatively… thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Please please give us a Becca Bit on the Origami flowers!

Sylvia Johnson
June 28, 2010
9:46 am

This is so pretty. I am thinking I need those stamps you used from Just Rite. Can you share how you made the medallions? TFS.

Shelly Cameron
June 28, 2010
9:50 am


Sue O.
June 28, 2010
9:51 am

Oh yes, me too, me too! I NEED to know how to do the origami medallions. Pleeeeeeease. . . . Your card is so very beautiful.

June 28, 2010
9:51 am

Like everyone else, I’m anxious to find out how to make the little “foldy things”. You always have something unique to share.

June 28, 2010
10:01 am

O.K. Count me in on wanting to learn how to do the flowers!

Susan Nel
June 28, 2010
10:08 am

Beautiful card and thanks for showing your flower, love it and as a teabag folder, i’m going to try it too on my card. you’re such an inspiration.

June 28, 2010
10:25 am

I am loving this one Becca! I hope all is well with you… Summer is here and the pool is getting a workout with all this humidity.
Have a great week!!

June 28, 2010
10:36 am

You do the most fab cards. The detail is amazing! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Nancy

Karen W
June 28, 2010
10:43 am

This is very pretty!!

June 28, 2010
10:46 am


Luv the origami medallions they make adorable flowers. Hope you plan on sharing with us when your schedule slows a little. Beautiful card as always. What would a Monday morning be without one of Becca’s totally awsome creations? Just so you know how much we all love your creativity!!!

Joyce across the pond
June 28, 2010
11:03 am

Please, please, pretty please a tutorial on the medallions…they are just so sweet. The card is, as usual, great!

June 28, 2010
11:06 am

brcca as usual you have given us another beautiful card.
thank you. and i hope your friend Mackey is feeling better.


June 28, 2010
11:16 am

wow – everyday you amaze me more and more …. lovely!

Nancy Schultz
June 28, 2010
11:17 am

Oh Becca your card is gorgeous! I love the origami flowers hope you do a Becca Bits on making these one day. I really like all the ideas that you have shown us on using the new JustRite frame stamps. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!

Alison Key
June 28, 2010
11:29 am

So now then Becca, where is the tutorial on how to do the origami flowers? Yoiu should know by now that we all want to know how to do them too! Fab card as usual.

June 28, 2010
11:29 am

BEEEUTIFUL card now I want to know how to do the origami foldy things……lol

June 28, 2010
11:31 am

Your card is gorgeous!!! I hope that you will let us all know how to make those beautiuful oragmi medallions too!!!

June 28, 2010
11:39 am

SOOOOOOOOO pretty! I love those ‘origami foldy things’ and that is a great name for them. lol

June 28, 2010
11:43 am

Fantastic card, as usual. Love the way you used the frame.

June 28, 2010
11:44 am

Beautiful card!! I love the colors!! The shade of red and greenyou used are perfect together. I usually think of red and green looking Christmasy but not these shades . I also love your Origami medallions. For once I can see how you did them LOL TFS

Regina N
June 28, 2010
12:26 pm

Love this card. Yes I need a tutorial on the origami medallions Please.

June 28, 2010
12:47 pm

Love the little origami “foldy things”!

Bev J.
June 28, 2010
12:58 pm

Love your pretty folded flowers. tfs

Linda Dekker
June 28, 2010
1:14 pm

This is so beautiful, i love the card. And yes, please tell us how to make the origami medallions
hugs Linda

Sabrina Radeck
June 28, 2010
1:37 pm

Wow again! Simply beautiful! I too love the origami folded flowers and I’ve figured it out. But, What I really would like to know is the name of the beautiful paper. K & Company have so many it is hard to find. You’ve used so many beautiful papers that I have a hard time finding. Would you mind letting know the name of the paper? Thanks so much.

June 28, 2010
1:58 pm

Very beautiful card. As always. Is there a tutorial for these precious flowers…..and can this be mailed in a regular envie or do these stick up too far? Thanks for all the info.

Carol Froehlich
June 28, 2010
2:08 pm

Love the flowers and you make them so beautifully.

Thanks for another fantastic creation.

Mary Lou
June 28, 2010
2:11 pm

Becca this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those medallions are gorgeous dear!!

Marlene Iacuzzi
June 28, 2010
2:28 pm

O Goll—I think I have that K and Co. paper. Usually I hoard the pretty stuff and hate to use it up, but you inspire me to let it be art–well, try to be!
I also vote for the origami tutorial. What a perfect embellishment it makes.

June 28, 2010
2:32 pm

Very lovely Becca and leave it to you to jump out of the box with circles, ovals and rec’s on one card. Neat!

June 28, 2010
2:56 pm

Oh my, what a gorgeous card. I would never have dreamed of putting so much on one card, but you accomplished it!
Would be interested in learning how you did the flowers?
A tutorial?, please.

Thanks again, Maxine

June 28, 2010
3:42 pm

Wow I’ve got to get some spellbinders, they add so much to your cards. Your card as always is amazingly beautiful.
Have a fantastic week.
Hugs & Blessings

Miss G
June 28, 2010
3:45 pm

Neat card, and another vote for the how to

June 28, 2010
4:05 pm

Really lovely card, Becca. And like everyone else, can’t wait to learn how to make the foldy things!

Sharon Field / Created By You
June 28, 2010
4:31 pm

Gorgeous card, I look forward to you sharing just how you did those beautiful rosettes!

June 28, 2010
4:59 pm

so pretty, lovely flowers and great layering!

June 28, 2010
5:03 pm

Gorgeous card – and I love the medallions.

Is there another Becca Bit in the offing….? Pleeeease :o)

Anne (UK)

Marion (Australia)
June 28, 2010
5:13 pm

Hi Becca!

I hope your day is an awesome one.
I love the new card and the color. The origami flowers are lovely and have added a nice touch to the card. the DP is a super match.
I notice that you used that nice ribbon that can be gathered. gotta get some to do your tutorial.
Hugs Marion

June 28, 2010
6:42 pm

LOVE this card—love the origami flowers.

June 28, 2010
7:02 pm

Beautiful indeed! You ARE going to teach us how to do those flowers, aren’t you?!? Pretty please, with a pearl on top LOL

June 28, 2010
8:05 pm

That is so beautiful!

June 28, 2010
8:51 pm

Ok Becca, I give up because I have tried to figure out the orgami medallions. The card is sooooooooooo beautiful. You out did yourself again. Please tell me you will do a tutorial on making the orgami medallions circles.

By the way how is your friend doing? He is still in my prays.

Your Sister In Christ

Love & Hugs


Kathy E
June 28, 2010
9:56 pm

Count me as another who wants to know how to make those cute origami circle thingys. Your cards are always beautiful and inspiring. I wish I could crank out half the cards you make and make then half as lovely.


June 28, 2010
10:06 pm

Oh Becca those flowers are the bomb so let us on the secrets of them your cards are so amazing to see. I appreciate all U do for us thanks.

June 28, 2010
11:28 pm

Look forward to seeing how you make the flowers.

June 28, 2010
11:28 pm

Oh those medallions are totally sweet….another beautiful Becca creation. Cheers!

June 29, 2010
12:32 am

Just a stunning card. I love the color combo and those flowers,what can I say but WOW!

Candy Mills
June 29, 2010
3:03 am

Beautiful card, Becca. I adore the shape of it and the different Nesties and just right stamps you have used. Maybe one day you could teach us the oragami folded flowers? They are delightful.
Hugs ~

lois skiathitis
June 29, 2010
5:27 am

Another beauty Becca, I just love the origami folds that you have done just beautifully. I too like the taller cards myself. Beautiful work and the DP is just beautiful too. As always Becca TFS!!! :-D

Wendy Moore
June 29, 2010
10:30 am

Another wonderful card. I like the various shapes you used and was able to figure out the origami fold just by looking at the picture. Thanks for sharing your talent once again!

June 29, 2010
10:44 am

I love your card. I always look at your website for ideas on using my spellbinders dies. I would love to learn how to make the orgami flowers.

Lea Lawson
June 29, 2010
1:11 pm

This is very pretty! I love the dimension it has, and the pearl accents are such a beautiful touch! Great job with CPS Sketch 173!!


June 29, 2010
2:14 pm

This is exquisite, Ruth x

Neva C
June 29, 2010
8:07 pm

I want to know how to fold those flowers — just add this to your list!

June 30, 2010
8:51 am

Gorgeous card, I love the paper roses!xx

Cathy Nguyen
July 1, 2010
2:07 am

Hello Becca~
Beautiful cards!!!!!!!!!!! How do you pack these 3D cards for display at the stores?