When Christmas Becomes a Memory

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When Christmas Becomes and Memory and Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hiya sweeties!  Who is ready for Thanksgiving?  Christmas cards sent yet?  Just joking – I’ve managed to get far behind my goals for this time of year but am loving the feeling of the season.  My tree is almost finished – do I get brownie points for that?  How about a card?  I’m torn between the occasional Thankgiving card and adding just one more to my stash.  Today, as you can see, Christmas won out.  I’m using a gorgeous timeless sentiment from Quietfire Design.  It’s not a sentiment you hear all the time in passing and ‘that’ makes it a shoe-in for my stamp collection.
Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When Christmas Becomes and Memory and Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three - www.amazingpapergrace.com
My 6″ x 6″ card is based on neutral colors.  I started out with a brown card based and added a thicker layer of cream.  Next up a thin mat of gold and another layer of cream.  The beautiful ornate die is Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three – I stamped directly on that layer.  On top of that I added Spellbinders Oval Bliss into which I intertwined Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.

Stamps:  Quietfire DesignWhen This Christmas
Craft Paper
: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Brown
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three, Spellbinders Oval Bliss, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, The Paper Studio Pearls, Prima Poinsettia’s, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Thank you so much for your kind words last week!  I’m working on a project and didn’t get to blog nearly as much as I wanted to last week.  Never fear though, I have a neat post for you tomorrow – something I’ve never done before.  The bonus is for you visual crafters, I took extra pictures of the ‘guts’ of the card I’ll be sharing as I couldn’t find the right words to describe what I had done.  Are you curious?  I hope you’ll join me tomorrow!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Anne (UK)November 23, 2014 - 9:45 am

    Another beautiful card, Becca! You are a genius with card, dies and ribbon!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 23, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Becca, the card is beautiful and the sentiment is heartwarming! Thank you, for inspiring us~ You are treasured! CynthiaReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KNovember 23, 2014 - 9:54 am

    This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KNovember 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

    Hi Becca,
    This is just gorgeous, you are one clever lady xxReplyCancel

  • christiNovember 23, 2014 - 10:00 am

    love this card and quietfire sentiments are so pretty. while looking at your card I find I need at least one if not two of the spellbinders sets that you used. it’s a shame you can’t get a commission on them. I think most of mine are ones that I have seen you use then just “needed” to have. beautiful card. happy thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 23, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Hello Becca
    Hooray I have some of those Dies! Doesn’t mean mine will look like your card though lol!
    Beautiful sentiment too Becca!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • lorrayneingramNovember 23, 2014 - 10:20 am

    Always love coming to your site to see beautiful creationsReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 23, 2014 - 10:46 am

    Wow have you got me excited girl! I have ALL the dies to do this card. Yahoo! Think I will do this one for my sis as she is coming to Florida for Christmas. First time in 15 years. Bless you.

  • BethENovember 23, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Hi Becca!

    Your card is beautiful as always! Why did you choose to use gold poster board rather than the 12×12 gold foil card stock? Is it because it is thicker?ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleNovember 23, 2014 - 11:08 am


  • Cathy HomanNovember 23, 2014 - 11:12 am

    This card is stunning! I absolutely love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuNovember 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Beautiful card and sentiment. I’ve never seen gold poster board – must look for it. Thanks for sharing your amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • LynNovember 23, 2014 - 11:47 am

    So lovely as always, a treat to see your creations.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 23, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Just beautiful Becca, i love everything about your card .xx
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 23, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    WAUW Becca such a gorgeous card here again. I absolutely love, what you´ve done ehre.You always createws sooo much beauty in everything you ever do. Have a wonderful week ahead here now.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonNovember 23, 2014 - 12:25 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another lovely card and I have some of the dies too.Maybe I will try and make one something like yours. Looking forward to what you will show us tomorrow.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Jean BullockNovember 23, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    this is a gorgeous card. Love the wonderful die cut layers and the poinsettia atop the beautiful bow is a wonderful finishing touch.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsNovember 23, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Stunning card Becca, love your use of the dies. I adore the sentiment, so lovely.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us all tomorrow!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • ChelseaNovember 23, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is such a pretty card! The colors and design are both just wonderful. I can’t stop looking at it! Thanks for posting it to share with us.ReplyCancel

  • Susan NelsonNovember 23, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    This might be my most favorite card ever! Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • EdithNovember 23, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    I wait with anticipation for your next card. You have truly been
    gifted. Your cards are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthNovember 23, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Hi Becca, Gorgeous sentiment, stunning card, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZ xoNovember 23, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card and verse. You give me loads of inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelNovember 23, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Stunning as always, Becca. Your designs make me smile!ReplyCancel

  • EveleneNovember 23, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Another very inspiring creation, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesNovember 23, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    I so look forward to seeing your cards & you NEVER disappoint. Thank you for sharing & inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce AndersonNovember 23, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    Very beautiful– another inspiring card. Thank you. Love the “soft” tones you chose to use. A calming effect to say the least. Yet, classy with your signature touches!
    May God Bless you. We all Need your inspirations especially at this time of the year. My husband went “home” Christmas morning 2009. I found him upon returning home from Christmas morning service–I’m an organist and needed to be away when God took him home.
    Please stay healthy. Wish I could meet you someday and chat.

  • Marilyn ClarkNovember 23, 2014 - 9:14 pm

    What a stunning card. TFS your talents with us. You are such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 24, 2014 - 2:12 am

    another stunning creation – love it!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferNovember 24, 2014 - 3:24 am

    Yet another stunning card Becca, love the background die too x x xReplyCancel

  • Mau xxNovember 24, 2014 - 4:23 am

    This is truly Amazing Becca, what a beautiful card!!!I love the brown and cream choice . The gold adds that elegant touch with the splash of red to make it pop…..I love it
    Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 24, 2014 - 7:27 am

    Beautiful color combo, love how the gold pops, lovely flower and your die combo is so cool!ReplyCancel

  • gltinnolaNovember 24, 2014 - 10:09 am

    That is quite gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeNovember 24, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    what a beautiful card this is and in beautiful colours as well. I love the plain squareness of the layers against the beautiful die work as it shows it off perfectly.I love the hint of gold that you have got in this card just to add that wee bit opulence and no more. The poinsettia finishes off this beautiful mini masterpiece to perfection.
    Have a good Thanks Giving Becca,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 25, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    I have a question for you. I know you make a lot of 6 x 6 cards and am wondering where you find envelopes for them. Or do you make them. I really like the 6 x 6 size but have not been able to find envelopes in Michaels, JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby. I do have a envelope maker so it is no problem except for the time. I made up 20 so I have some made ahead. Hope you can answer my question.

  • Adrienne GianNovember 26, 2014 - 6:49 am

    hi Becca
    Just a note to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. You have inspired me throughout the year and I just want to say thanks.

  • Petra SzakallDecember 1, 2014 - 7:36 am

    This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergDecember 7, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    HI Becca,

    I love this card — it is just gorgeous. Can you tell me what die you used to cut out the opening on the Bliss die ?? I am going to try one and not sure what you used

    Thanks so much for all the inspirationReplyCancel