Velvety Reds for Christmas with New Spellbinders

Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles, Spellbinders Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders Gold Labels Four, Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, JustRite Grand Christmas Sentiments

Sweet Blog Friends, first of all let me say thank you for all the surveys that are coming in.  Please know these are simple questions just to check and see who’s out there.  I like to think I know readers preference, many of you email me.  It has been a while since we have done a poll of any sort, but you should know that if there are no software conflicts, Polls are going to resume again.  Also I had to smile when I read your comments, Layer Recipes are coming too.  They will be added slowly but they will come.  In the meantime I  wanted to share a couple of card making ideas.  Starting with the first – it uses new Spellbinders dies – in the nick of time to start my Christmas stash.  This month JustRite Papercrafts released Grand Christmas Sentiments – very nice sized Christmas salutations (2-1/2″ across) – I’m using a dressy Merry Christmas!

The  new die template is Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles.  I paired it up with Spellbinders Standard Circles SM and Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents and on the bottom layer used Spellbinders Gold Labels Four.  The small flourish in the flowers is Spellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.


Here’s your Step-by-Step Recap:  Start out with a cardbase 5-1/2″ x 7″, foam tape, red matting layer 5-1/8″ x 6-5/8″, white layer 5″ x 6-1/2″, velvet and silk ribbon, die cut layer using Gold Labels Four (reserve inner circle), foam tape, die cut layer using Gold Majesty Circles, die cut layer using Standard Circles SM, die cut layer using Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, red organza ribbon, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes for flower.

Stamps: Retired
Paper: Masters Touch 140lb Watercolor Paper, Bazzill
Ink: Amuse – Cranberry
AccessoriesSpellbinders Gold Majesty CirclesSpellbinders Standard Circles SMSpellbinders Gold Labels FourSpellbinders Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and AccentsRecollections Pearls, Button, organza ribbon,

Spellbinders Custom Progam for JustRite Filigree Corners Dies, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG - JustRite Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine
My second card is a little bit of a tease.  After my kit club was done, I can’t tell you the number of crafters wrote to JustRite Papercrafts trying to get the corner dies – they sold out with Kit.  So, JustRite pulled them back into manufacturing and they are available to ship right now ( I know, enabling).  I’m tickled because it was one of my favorites to design – they are Spellbinders Custom Progam for JustRite Filigree Corners Dies.  I paired it up with Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG.  The sentiment is another from JustRite Papercrafts called Special Gifts Labels Twenty Nine.


Here’s your Step-by-Step Recap: Start out with a cream cardbase 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, die cut layer using Classic Ovals LG, foam tape, die cut layer using Floral Ovals and Classic Ovals LG cut at the same time, inside oval stack foam tape and smaller Floral Oval, foam tape, small Classic Oval LG.  On corners add Filigree Corner Dies.  If you are curious how to make large card bases for a card like this one be sure to see my tutorial on Spellbinders Filigree Hinged Card Bases.

Today’s card is relatively simple but I must tell you the JustRite Design team is primed to show this one off tomorrow along with a new stamp set from me.  So when you sit down with your coffee or tea tomorrow morning, come visit me :-)  Hang on tight, it’s going to be a busy week!!

Stamps: Retired
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White) 80lb Smooth, Coredinations, My Minds Eye
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Custom Progam for JustRite Filigree Corners DiesSpellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Prima FlowersRecollections Pearls, Button, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

Hugs friends!  Don’t forget to pop over to read this long post to leave a comment, and my ‘I Need Your Feedback Blog Candy.


  • lisa808July 27, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    Two stunning cards!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaJuly 27, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Stunning layering on the first card and the flower/foliage cluster is amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • lindaJuly 27, 2013 - 12:28 pm

    How do you get the one layer that is white and red? So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenJuly 27, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Hi Linda, I stencilled through the opening of the die with ink to give the color. It comes out on the raised embossed part – one of my favorite things to do!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol bJuly 27, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    I am really in to the intricate dies this year, so many to choose from.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 27, 2013 - 12:31 pm

    Beautiful!! Oh, so beautiful!! Both of these cards are so … perfect!!! I just love them. Thank you so much for sharing your art!!ReplyCancel

  • VickyJuly 27, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    Love these cards! Becca, you do such beautiful work but I have one question – do you actually mail these cards? It seems they would get ruined and the last time I took a “special” card to the Post Office to check on the postage, they told me they had to charge me “extra” because of the bulkiness of the card. I can’t possibly hand deliver all my cards to different states so I was wondering what you do.ReplyCancel

  • Kim hupkeJuly 27, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    I LIKE!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 27, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the FIRST CARD TREMENDOUSLY!!!!!! :) With the airy ribbon, I keep thinking there SHOULD BE RED FEATHERS on this!!!!!! Don’t know WHY???? LOL IT’S GORGEOUS just the way it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

    AND your second card is SPECTACULAR TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPPEEE for bringing back those dies AND CAN’T WAIT to see your new stamp set!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • JoyJuly 27, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    You have inspired me to get my Filigree Corners out – I was lucky to be one of the ones to get them when I was a member of the club. Beautiful cards – and thank you so much for step by step instructions.ReplyCancel

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  • Lu CJuly 27, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    WOW and WOW! Your work never ceases to amaze me. I envy your talent for taking multiple layers, combining them in unexpected ways and never have it looking ‘overdone’. My wish list of dies grows ever longer. I want to retire….but not sure I can ‘afford to’ LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Anne BJuly 27, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! I don’t have all the dies to make the first one but I am very inspired!ReplyCancel

  • Becca FeekenJuly 27, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Hi Vicky (Comment #7)
    I absolutely do mail them, all the time!!! I purchase Cardboard dvd mailers from Tapeoneline (I think they are 20 cents a piece) and it gives me some depth. I could mail it in just the dvd mailer but most of the time I stick it in a bubble wrap envelope. I mailed several last week and I don’t think anything cost over $2.00 for first class. I was so proud I got the cards out on time and didn’t have to shell out for Hallmark at $6 bucks a pop :-) If the DVD mailer isn’t deep enough, me and Scor-pal make a box or I reach over and get a clear acetate box, pop it the card in, throw a label on and it’s on it’s way.ReplyCancel

  • KathRJuly 27, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    OMG!… The Velvity Red Christmas Card is Absolutely Stunning Becca!….ReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 27, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous cards, Love the elegant velvet red & white Christmas card!ReplyCancel

  • craftypurpledragonJuly 27, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    Beautiful cards as always. Whenever I’m looking for inspiration I can always rely on your blog for lots of ideas.
    Thanks as always for sharing.
    Love, Light and Blessed Be
    Suz xReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJuly 27, 2013 - 1:20 pm

    wow Becca, these are gorgeous. I just love that Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 27, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Oh my goodness Becca, these cards are sooooo gorgeous, especially the first one I´m totally in love with, I must confess. And thanks sooo sooo much for the instructions for them too, that is so awesome. I absolutely LOVE both the dies and the stamps, you´ve designed, and just wish it was easier to get the things over here, without we have to pay 3 times the cost of the products in postage and taxes to recieve them, but that´s life, I´m afraid, whenever we buy for more than 12$ outside of Europe. But boy I love your gorgeous designs, and if I could afford them, I would owe all of them for sure.
    You are such a talented lady, and I wish I could borrow your brain just a couple of days LOL. I would just make it work overtime then ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful week-end sweet lady and lots of fun too, I hope.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJuly 27, 2013 - 1:23 pm

    Oh I am so glad they are bringing back your die!!! I did not get that kit and loved the corner die. Your cards are beautiful today.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 27, 2013 - 1:28 pm

    OMG Becca I just LOVE your Christmas card and all the beautiful layers. That is definitely my kind of card. This would be a great card to send to all those very special people on your Christmas list. Thanks so much for sharing your card ideas.ReplyCancel

  • JillJuly 27, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    All Your cards are so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJuly 27, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Wow Becca these are 2 Stunning cards glad got those corners in your kit .MelanieReplyCancel

  • Miss GJuly 27, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Totally A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • JuneJuly 27, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    Becca, these two cards are beautiful.I just ordered the spellbinders gold dies and can’t wait to get them and both these cards are in my scrap lift file.thanks for sharing. and have a great day!ReplyCancel

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  • Marilyn in E-TownJuly 27, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    WOW, stunning cards as always!!! Love the Christmas one, so cherry and elegant too. Love the checkers one, the pink checker brings such memories to me!
    Thank you, Becca for such wonderful posts!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie in ColchesterJuly 27, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    Congratulations Becca you have done it again, created stunning works of art. It would be great to have some packs of assorted ready cut layers for us to buy so we can create beautiful cards like you. ( I can’t always get the dies straight away).Keep the inspiration coming!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 27, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    Oh my! Adore the red and white! Totally stunning!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothJuly 27, 2013 - 2:32 pm

    I just love looking at your cards you make because they are just so lovely and elegant. I just love the elegant air they each have. Your gift for creating these is a true gift from God combined with the right tools for the job ;)

    Thank you for giving this Chronic Sufferer something positive and uplifting to gaze upon. {{{hugz}}}ReplyCancel

  • Barb DombkJuly 27, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    Love the Christmas card…plan to make it for all my children’s families for the holidays. Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marion MatthewsJuly 27, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Hi Becca
    Your cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • EllenJuly 27, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    It’s a beautiful Card Becca….love it!
    xx EllenReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJuly 27, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    Both cards are beautiful. Such a contrast, loving all the Christmas inspirations.
    Kindest regards
    Jo xReplyCancel

  • Pam JacobsonJuly 27, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    Love both these cards, but am especially excited about the second one because I have all the dies to make a copy!!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJuly 27, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Oh my goodness! Two ‘wow’ cards to delight us. They’re both lovely, different and I adore both of them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  • RuthieJuly 27, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Oh FIDDLESTICKS! Now I have to buy all these new dies! I soooooo have to have them!

    Seriously, your stuff is marvelous!ReplyCancel

  • Dee S.July 27, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    Oh Becca, these cards are beautiful!! I love seeing what you create.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 27, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Love the Christmas card with that touch of red. It’s fabulous. what a stunning card to receive for the holidays. Gotta those dies to my wish list. Great job and thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Terry WhiteJuly 27, 2013 - 5:12 pm


    You’ve done it again! You never disappoint your bloggers…always creating AMAZING projects. You are an AMAZING CRAFTER!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 27, 2013 - 5:24 pm

    Love both of these cards Becca, but the Red and White is really delicious. I love seeing your beautiful designsReplyCancel

  • Kathy SJuly 27, 2013 - 5:24 pm

    as always Becca- both cards are beautiful- so elegant and pretty- thanks for sharing and would love to see the Christmas one made on a video- it looks stunningReplyCancel

  • Julie TilleyJuly 27, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    You are so special!! The talent that you have is wonderful, wonderful.
    The cards are beautiful. I love the Christmas card.ReplyCancel

  • Shirley TaylorJuly 27, 2013 - 5:31 pm

    I love your cards and open each day to see what you have done. I very seldom respond not because I don’t like what I see, I just don’t respond to any blogs. As for your questions: 1-Both, 2-As much as any other card, 3-Yes, 4-Not sure have not kept up on all the new things, 5-More tutorials.
    I have been battling cancer for the last 2 1/2 years so have not been able to do as much card making as I would like. I have been able to keep up with the cards that I do send although my stash is getting small. I tell everyone that I have too much invested in rubber stamping to purchase a store bought card and I do love stamping. Thank you for all your efforts.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 27, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Absolutely stunning Christmas card. I am in love!!! I was a lucky member of your kit club so I have the corner dies and they are beautiful. Anyone who wants elegant corner dies should buy these!ReplyCancel

  • colleen howellJuly 27, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    I love both of these cards, I want to make both of them, have some of the dies and others are on my wish list. Thanks keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJuly 27, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    Both are just Beautiful, lovely font on that Christmas sentiment, and those corner dies do leave a statement, they are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 27, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Lady! Wowzers! I love all your designs but this Christmas card sent me shopping! I LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJuly 27, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    Two beautiful cards. My stamp club went to a new stamp store that is about a half hour from me. It is small but she has a lot of beautiful stuff that I can’t get any where else. A lot of her cards remind me of your work not exact like yours but a lot of detail.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaJuly 27, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    Beautiful. The Christmas one reminds me of ribbon candy. LOVE the colors! I admire anyone who can think about Christmas in this blasting heat. I think I’d have to put the A/C down to 60 to get in the mood to make Christmas cards. lolReplyCancel

  • LenoriaJuly 27, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    These are both gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy KrastinsJuly 27, 2013 - 11:02 pm

    Becca, there isn’t anyone out there who can make a card as beautiful as the ones you make. I love the layers you use, the ribbons, the decorative pins—love everything you make. You are an inspiration to all of us wanna be card makers who learn by example!…keep those creative juices flowing!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterJuly 27, 2013 - 11:54 pm

    WOW WOW WOW!!!! that Christmas card is awesome!!! lovvvvve it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CindyJuly 28, 2013 - 12:37 am

    already answered the questions – today’s card is BEAUTIFUL – I love ALL THE REDS you used – they work so nicely together.ReplyCancel

  • SVETLANAJuly 28, 2013 - 12:58 am

    ???????? ? ??????????? ????????!!! ????? ???!!!ReplyCancel

  • SVETLANAJuly 28, 2013 - 12:59 am

    Elegant and stunning cards! I love everything!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 28, 2013 - 1:22 am

    Hi! two lovely cards again – I’ve managed to pre-order your corner dies – they are released here in the UK on 21st August I think – so not long to wait really. Re the digital cut files question you asked and I responded to saying ‘dont know what it is’ – Durghhhhhh – I think, from reading other bloggers comments, that I might know what this is now – cricut machine, cartridges etc etc.. and so my revised answer is ‘No’ – I am defintely into dies.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely LindaJuly 28, 2013 - 2:33 am

    Oh my giddy aunt – how beautiful are these cards – you are amazingly gifted Becca!! I love all of those details – and those gorgeous corner Dies – divine!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! these two cards! {{{hugs}}}ReplyCancel

  • Mi MiJuly 28, 2013 - 5:30 am

    Becca: You always make the most beautiful cards. I am so glad I was able to get your site again. God bless. Keep up the fantastic work.ReplyCancel

  • MickieJuly 28, 2013 - 6:50 am

    Sooooo BEAUTIFUL. I have so got to have the die you designed! These cards are breath taking as usual.ReplyCancel

  • AntonellaJuly 28, 2013 - 6:53 am

    Beautiful! I love the red and white card because of the contrast. So elegant!
    Hugs, antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jill WolcottJuly 28, 2013 - 8:42 am

    1. See & Learn
    2. Very often!
    3. no
    4. n0
    5. Don’t change anything. Love it all!ReplyCancel

  • JeanJuly 28, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Good morning Becca: These cards are beautiful, just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Take care, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscollJuly 28, 2013 - 9:30 am

    Hello Becca!
    I love reading your blog everyday…problem is here in the UK, we have to wait for the Dies you mention, and its becoming a longer list everyday LOL!
    I love your designs and the inspiration you give me!
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • Michel EJuly 28, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Love your layering and color choices.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierJuly 28, 2013 - 9:39 am

    ohhh my goodness…totally gorgeous…I truly wish Just Rite will still carry your dies when I am able to purchase them, right now isn’t a good time financially and of course I want them ALL but I could live with just a few, I have a wish list and can’t wait. :) have a great weekReplyCancel

  • Tina EldridgeJuly 28, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Hi Becca

    I absolutely adore your cards. They are very very pretty and the finishing touches are beautiful.
    Kind regards
    Tina XReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonJuly 28, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    Incredibly lovely, Becca–you do pure MAGIC with the dies!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneJuly 28, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    I don’t know which of these creations to look at. They are all amazingly beautiful!! Can’t blame me for popping by a few times a day to check out your latest posts, Becca. No other card creator comes close to you. Yes, it’s true.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJuly 28, 2013 - 9:16 pm

    These cards are stunning, as usual. Ciber Hugs enclosed…. God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingJuly 29, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Love the new dies. Your Christmas card is so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • LourdesJuly 29, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Oh my gosh! They are all gorgeous. I love all of them. I love your work. TFS. Hugs, LourdesReplyCancel

  • Evette K. CiampoJuly 29, 2013 - 10:45 am

    You amaze me with the talent u possess Becca! Love the two cards so much. Love the dies I have but my “want” list is growing so LONG!!! LOLReplyCancel

  • ReisaJuly 29, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    OMG that Christmas card is the most Christmas card I have ever seen. I have to make some of those for Christmas. What can I say another stunning card Becca you took my breath away with this one.ReplyCancel

  • ReisaJuly 29, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    OK couldn’t figure out how to edit on a comment. I ment to say That Christmas card is the most beautiful Christmas Card I have ever seen.
    Left out beautiful sorryReplyCancel

  • JerilynnOJuly 29, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    Oh my oh my! LOOOOVE the Christmas card. I think I have to make these for my stamping club girls to go with their presents this year. I better start now though.

    QUESTION: My group wants to play around and make some stick pins. Can you tell me where you purchase your pins from and what size and type you buy? We want to do this for our group project next week and I’m hoping these are easy to find. I checked my local Michaels and JoAnn’s and could not find anything like a pin that looked long enough to make these stick pins. I bought some corsage pins but they seem too short. Could you help me? ThanksReplyCancel

  • TerriJuly 29, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    A regal Christmas card! The 2nd card is very elegant. I love both.

    Ter ;)ReplyCancel

  • Pet73August 13, 2013 - 3:10 pm