Weekly Inspiration – Sweet Cards

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire - Perhaps they are Stars, Spellbinders Marcheline Plume and Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Elements - fully supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32418
Well hello there sweet friends!  I’m here to share a card and of course there is more inspiration from the creative team.  There’s a story behind my card — as is often the case I knew exactly what I was going to make – the card had been planned and planned and rethought and adjusted and tested and much thought had gone into it.  Then something funny happened.  Perhaps you remember the Reeses Peanut Butter commercial where two random things collide that are not meant to go together but they go together brilliantly?  Well when we’re creating, aren’t we the lucky ones when that happens.  I was planning to use Marchline Plume and Francesca Label  paired it with some wonderful things and as I was cleaning up my area, I laid it on top of Nouille Decorative Element.  It’s a lovely frame and I haven’t had a chance to use it yet – when I looked at the combination, I thought — those two are meant to be beautiful together. :-)   I laid everything I had planned aside and jumped on this new adventure.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire - Perhaps they are Stars, Spellbinders Marcheline Plume and Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Elements - fully supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/?p=32418
I thought it was an apt lesson for the day.  Good things are around every corner – let them fall together randomly and then marvel at the unexpected.  I was so lucky to have some blessings come together this weekend in the way of a sweet friend and a path where previously I was stuck.  I must remember – in due time it all comes together, so delightfully.  I hope you are in a good place, having a good day!!

WR-Supplies

Stamps:  Quietfire DesignPerhaps They Are Not Stars
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Bazzill Sandbox, Gold Foil Paper
Ink:  Versafine – Onyx Black
Accessories: Venise Lace, Marchline Plume, Nouille Decorative Element,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Here’s More Inspiration!!

I love it when I catch a glimpse of what the Creative Team has been working on and I love hearing their feedback on the ease or highlights of each die.  Since we’re posting inspiration every week, they try to show the dies used in a way they haven’t been used before.  That leads to the first card on the list . . . 


KristiSchurr using Bella Claire Border for www.amazingpapergrace.com

KristiSchurr using Bella Claire Border for www.amazingpapergrace.com

Kristi Schurr (above) did quite the number using the Bella Claire Border.  Somehow this just feels right!  What a statement to give your card by mirroring the border to create a background.  She topped it off by coordinating a place to put her sentiment using Giving Occasions.  Can’t you just see this for an anniversary card?

Teresa Horner using Braided Grace for www.amazingpapergrace.com
Teresa Horner (above) is a master at layering.  She created a crisp card with a focal point built on Braided Grace.  Since she used the shadow part of the die, it gives the background contrast and sets the stage. She then she takes Isadora Trinkets  and mirrors the motif to create a background! Unless you knew what the die looked like, you would think it was a larger die but she masks off her overlapping by topping everything off with Francesca Label .  They all go together so well!!

Melissa Bove using Isadora Trinkets for www.amazingpapergrace.com
Melissa Bove using Isadora Trinkets for www.amazingpapergrace.com

Melissa Bove (above) has a romantic style that called Isadora Trinkets to task.  She used the pieces of the set to border her card at the top and bottom and then used the largest motif as part of her center focus.  The way she arranged everything sure draws your eye into the center of a very pretty card!
Joanna Krogulec using Isabella Frame for www.amazingpapergrace.com

Joanna Krogulec using Isabella Frame for www.amazingpapergrace.com
Joanna Krogulec (above) created a shaped card using Isabella Frame and shows you how delicate the inside is.  She uses pattern paper on most of her designs and it gives such a unique feel to her cards. For this one she embellished with flowers from Isadora Trinkets  and added on a tiny sentiment tag from Graceful Tags  If you have not tried a card like this, you must – it’s really a treat to give something with such a beautiful inside!!

Anita Kejriwal using ??? for www.amazingpapergrace.com

Anita Kejriwal (above) created this beauty with her amazing flowers, the colors are ethereal!  She is a master at combining flowers so I’ll deconstruct what she used here – the small blue flowers are part of Isadora Trinkets and the large lavender flowers are Cinch and Go Flowers I.  Her background is a lovely frame created using  Hemstitch Rectangles and her sentiments that she pulled from the Graceful Tags set with stamps are sweetly placed on Decorative Swallowtail Tags.  So much to see here all anchored by those pastel floral beauties!!

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Please if you have a moment, click the links above to my sweet creative team.  Better yet, if you have a moment for a kind word, it would be an awesome gift to leave them your thoughts.  They are all so kind and make the sweetest cards to share.  I’m so blessed to have them all in my life and they make me a better person every day through the kindness they share.

Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team - www.amazingpapergrace.com

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  • Christine SpringmanAugust 1, 2017 - 3:37 pm

    Beautiful cards as always, you team is doing a great job with your new dies. Christine SReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 1, 2017 - 4:06 pm

    SO PRETTY BECCA!!! I LOVE IT when things come together like that too. It’s like it was meant to be! ;) Your verse is LOVELY TOO!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 1, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What an outstanding selection of cards! Every one is so beautiful.

    This past week, I have gotten some blog postings using your Venise Lace dies. It always makes me happy to see your dies introduced to a wider audience.

    What a lift these cards brought to my day!
    Love and blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 1, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    Gorgeous designs! Can’t decide which is my favorite this time. They are all so beautiful in their own way. Love seeing all these ideas. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TiwnAugust 1, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Oh my stunning cards!!! Your first one touches my heart tremendously as two very close friends lost their dads unexpectedly these past 2 weeks. I may just get that sentiment and make them a card to feel loved! Perfect timing, thank for sharing all your talents, I so love your Blog???ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosAugust 1, 2017 - 6:46 pm

    I am so amazed and inspired by you and your creative team !!! Just fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

  • JackieAAugust 1, 2017 - 6:49 pm

    All beautiful elegant cards and so inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 1, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    It does seem to be perfect when the stars align just right!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 1, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    Hi Becca
    Yes, every once in a while, things just seem to mesh. All of the cards today are equally beautiful! Not one I wouldn’t mind receiving. Speaking of that, have you discontinued the Friday Day of Giving, noticed you had not drawn a card since April, I think it was. Still have the two I won during the every day in July a couple of years ago!!
    Hugs
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Lynette SAugust 1, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    I too love the sentiment of the first card. I also need a few thank you cards for my lovely friends since my recent birthday and Teresa’s card is such a beautiful inspiration. Thank you and your team for sharing your gift with us.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothAugust 1, 2017 - 8:32 pm

    It was a God-thing that I should see the first card here today. I just found out that my sister-in-law had to put her sweet Daisy (A Shelter Rescue who was 15.) down three days ago. This is the same one who is caring for my mother-in-law.

    All of the cards are so very lovely. I especially love the extra flowers :)

    Have a blessed time ahead {{{hugz}}} <3ReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 1, 2017 - 10:20 pm

    Becca, that was a truly inspired pairing, those two together…exactly like PB and Chocolate! And I’ve always loved that sentiment, it’s one of my go to’s for sympathy cards. So glad that you had good a weekend. It does renew your faith, doesn’t it?ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 1, 2017 - 10:50 pm

    They are awesome! I adore them!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 2, 2017 - 12:07 am

    Soooo sooo beautiful work here once again. These new dies are absolut amazing and they makes the most amazing cards here too. I´m thrilled with what I see, everything is so gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 2, 2017 - 3:00 am

    Good morning Becca, another fabulous card and fabulous creations from your team!!!
    We are truly blessed!!! Thankyou!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 2, 2017 - 6:26 am

    The cards are all gorgeous! Over these last few weeks with the Team, I have been astounded at how well they design in your style. The inspiration has really doubled for me. Now if I could just afford all these dies!!! lol.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelAugust 2, 2017 - 8:41 am

    Beautiful Becca – I just love this delicate die and your creation with it, and the words you printed on it are exceptional! Thank you Dianne aka the kardladyReplyCancel

  • KathymAugust 3, 2017 - 6:14 am

    So very lovely!! Thank you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 7, 2017 - 6:37 am

    I just love all of the cards that the DT have made with these beautiful dies.

    Please blow in the ear of Spellbinders and ask them to urgently ship the Venise Collection to the UK, I am patiently waiting with eager hands.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa MendozaAugust 7, 2017 - 8:24 am

    Hi Becca, I didn’t even know you had a creative team! That’s awesome. I want to congratulate you on all the new dies that have come out over the past few years. I’ve just started my collection of those and I love them. Beautiful projects by you and the team. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • AlexandraAugust 14, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    I haven’t visited your blog for a couple of weeks, but wanted to let you know your first card here really touched me. I’m heart broken just now as I lost my dad at the end of July, only just a few days before this post and this verse is lovely and was a comfort when I didn’t expect it. Thank you. Alexandra xReplyCancel

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