What Greater Thing Is There

Romantic Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - What Greater Thing Is There, Spellbinders 74-790 Bella Clair Border, Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square - Full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32195
Happy July sweet friends!  Thanks for the sweet thoughts you shared about the bookmark samples.  I designed those dies quite some time ago and it was wonderful to pull them out and play with them again.    Yesterday it was an indulgence to forget my have to do’s and just give in to the pleasure of playing around with paper.  That’s why I’m popping in today – I got a chance to really tinker with a die for the first time – Spellbinders 74-790 Bella Clair Border which is part of the Venise Lace Collection.  The corner piece is from a die I have in my collection that has recently been discontinued it can be found here —-> Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square and here —-> Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square.  I have to say that once you start playing with something, the ideas tumble out as is the case with this border — I’m sure more of these ideas will get made up and shared here.

Romantic Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - What Greater Thing Is There, Spellbinders 74-790 Bella Clair Border, Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square - Full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32195Then, I knew I had this stamp, I knew it, I knew it . . . but I couldn’t find it.  Yep, I realized that it must have been put in that ‘special’ place I put things – just so they don’t get lost . . .  and then they are lost.   I’ve torn my entire studio apart trying to find it – twice, but rested in the assurance that when I wasn’t looking for it, it would surely pop up and make my day!  This sentiment absolutely tugs at my heart – it was penned by my friend Suzanne Cannon with Quietfire Design and is called What Greater Thing is There – it’s gorgeous!Romantic Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - What Greater Thing Is There, Spellbinders 74-790 Bella Clair Border, Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square - Full supply list and links at www.amazingpapergrace.com/blog/?p=32195
Okay, this is so, so easy:

  1. Cut an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper in half so that you have two sheets that are 5.5″ wide.
  2. Use your border die across the bottom of both of those sheets.  (I recommend the Platinum die cutting machine for this because it is best to run your die through vertically)
  3. Once cut, trim one piece to 7.5″ and score the other at 7.5″ and fold at the score line with the 1″ flap on top.  Adhere your other piece to this flap. (Visual learners can see a version of that technique —>here)
  4. Add a 4-3/4 x 4-3/4″ pink panel matted with desert storm, for your sentiment.
  5. Put an embellishment in the right corner before adhering.
  6. Add lace, bow, flowers and pearls.

Stamps:  Quietfire Design and is called What Greater Thing is There and Heart Flourish 
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Desert Storm – Cover – 80lb smoothBazzill – Pale Rose
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Venise Lace CollectionSpellbinders 74-790 Bella Clair Border, Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square, Spellbinders S6-021 Imperial Square,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, May Arts Silk Ribbon, The Paper Studio – Pearls

Many of you may be asking what happened to Day of Giving Friday.  Just a note to say I’m taking a break for a week or two until I get it caught up.  It will come back but I’m trying to perk things up around here, so lots of research going on in the background.  Happy Fourth of July weekend here in the USA and Happy Canada Day to our sweet northern neighbors – Happy 150th!!

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 1, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Good to know I’m not the only one that spends more time looking for exactly what I want than actually making the card!! Beautiful and more than worth the effort!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 1, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is so pretty, and the sentiment is so ‘heartfelt’.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonJuly 1, 2017 - 3:04 pm

    Hi Becca.
    This is so lovely. The love the sentiment/verse… the fonts you tend you use are to my absolute taste. This truly is a beautiful card.
    Sending lots of love
    Joanna Dickson (OurJojo) ?ReplyCancel

    • Joni SJuly 1, 2017 - 5:01 pm

      The stamp is from Quietfire Design – google it. Suzanne does lovely calligraphy and turns it into rubber. She’s one of my all time favorite sentiment folks and Becca uses her a lot, too. She’s in Canada, but ships quickly and reasonably to the US. The good thing about this right now, is that the exchange rate favors US – we get more “bang” for our buck – our dollars go further. Go check her out…well worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsJuly 1, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Love that border Becca!!!!
    And of course the sentiment!
    Have a great holiday.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonJuly 1, 2017 - 3:48 pm

    Always perfectly beautifulReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 1, 2017 - 4:27 pm

    Another beautiful card Becca’s. It is simple but elegant. Christine SReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 1, 2017 - 6:05 pm

    Oh! This is fabulous!ReplyCancel

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  • Kristine VencelJuly 1, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    Gorgeous! The sentiment is also beautiful & one I do not have. Your designs & sentiments are paired up perfectly every time. And that lace! Becca, where do you find such sumptuous designs? I am totally jealous! Lol
    PS. My special die arrived safely yesterday & it is stunning! Thank you so much for the gift. ???? You are truly an amazing designer. ??ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 1, 2017 - 8:33 pm

    A lovely sentiment on a beautiful card. Your border dies are all amazing. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 1, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    How beautiful!! Why is everything you do so gorgeous!?! If I tried to put that corner on a card it would look dopey. But when you do it, it lends just the right touch. Absolutely beautiful. Love the new Venise Lace line, BTW. (So happy my birthday is coming up – I have this on my wish list!!!) :-DReplyCancel

  • Bette SchroderJuly 1, 2017 - 9:56 pm

    Oh my! This is truly awesome! Thank you for the great directions, I appreciate it. I love the sentiment and it is absolutely wonderful. But those dies!! You truly are amazing how you can put everything together and end up with FABULOUS!ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJuly 2, 2017 - 12:31 am

    This is so beautiful as always Becca, and as usual I totally love your gorgeous design for this card here too.
    You always do an amazing job on all your work and I love it.
    Have a wonderful 4th of July and a great sunday here now too.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 2, 2017 - 2:06 am

    Good morning Becca, I just love this it’s Devine!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 2, 2017 - 6:25 am

    Beautiful card, as always
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJuly 2, 2017 - 8:47 am

    Love the card it’s stunning and the sentiment is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJuly 2, 2017 - 9:02 am

    A beautiful creation Becca and a beautiful anniversary sentiment! My husband and I just shared our 60th wedding anniversary at a surprise party, so I know what this sentiment means whole heartedly. It took us days to recover from the surprise and all the memories it brought back that even after 60 years we never spoke of but treasured in our hearts! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • KathyMJuly 2, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Your new die designs are fabulous!!! The designs Akeem to be Venice Lace with a modern twist – Detailed, yet airy. The Quietfire words are so perfect. Hope you can enjoy the 4th with family and friends!ReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenJuly 2, 2017 - 1:40 pm

    So gorgeous and elegant with the beautiful border die!
    Just love it :))
    Wonderful sentiment too.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 3, 2017 - 12:45 am


  • Anne(UK)July 3, 2017 - 6:22 am

    Swoon!!!! Be still my beating heart!
    I just love this!

  • BelindaJuly 3, 2017 - 10:35 am

    WHEN I OPENED THIS EMAIL TODAY, I GASPED OUT LOUD. ABSOLUTE BEAUTY! The card, the sentiment, color, flowers and ribbon proportion perfect Wish I could do this!ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJuly 3, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Fabulous card Becca!! Loved the sentiment , border lace and color combination. Very exquisite!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongJuly 3, 2017 - 12:36 pm

    Oh My Goodness Becca!! Your card is gorgeous!!! Love everything about it!! I wish you sold them so we could buy them..
    Loves to you! RuthieReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 3, 2017 - 8:19 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Pairing your Venise die with a piece of lace is sheer perfection. This card is absolutely beautiful in all aspects: the lace, the corner accent, the flowers and the sentiment.
    What a special treat to receive this Saturday post.
    Love & blessings, SandyReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.July 5, 2017 - 11:04 pm

    Love the card Becca. Perfect for a wedding.ReplyCancel