With Love and a Winner

Mothers Day Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Blooming Collection - see www.amazingpapergrace.com for full supply list
Sweet friends I hope you have a fabulous day in store for you today.  As promised there is a winner for the Artisan X-plorer offered on my blogaversary – name shown at the end of this post.  In the meantime I have a romantic card to share today that stands in line to be used for Mothers Day but can also be used for birthday and for friendship.
Mothers Day Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Blooming Collection - see www.amazingpapergrace.com for full supply list
I love the delicateness of the square die template I picked to fill the body of the card – Spellbinders Blooming Collection, it’s open and it’s airy and it gave me lots of room to play around as well as the feminine feel I was looking for.  Next I added Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Four and raised it with foam tape.  Then I added the cut out of Spellbinders Silhouette until I realized that the negative of the Silhouette die looked much better – I cut it out with Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and mounted it with foam tape.  To finish, I popped on a the “with love” sentiment from Spellbinders Sentiments Three.
Mothers Day Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Blooming Collection - see www.amazingpapergrace.com for full supply list
I’ve now learned that when I sit down to make flowers, I should make lots of them at one sitting.  Yes, it seems hard to find the time, but that day usually ends up being one where nothing else is falling together and I feel creatively exhausted.  So, from the stash I created a week or two ago, came these flowers made using Spellbinders Urban Blooms.

Rubber Stamps:  None
Craft Paper: The Paper Company – Kraft, Coredinations
Ink:  None
Accessories:Spellbinders Blooming CollectionSpellbinders Fancy Label Tags Four, Spellbinders Silhouette, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM,  Spellbinders Urban BloomSpellbinders Sentiments Three, The Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace, Darice Pearls

The winner for my Blogaversary post was picked using Random.org.   If you are the winner, please reach out to me through the contact tab at the top of my blog to send me a message with your address within the next 48 hours – prior to 8:00am on February 14, 2015.


Fellow craft hoarders, I feel ya!  It was a treat to read your entrees . . I hoard collect a few things myself – dies, paper, ink, ribbon, dies, boxes, containers, books, dies, yarn, fabric, stamps, did I say dies, fonts, buttons . . . ahhh, the crafty life!

Question Parking Lot

  • Jacquie JacobsFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:11 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow! This is amazing, so beautiful, love all the dies you have used and the cameo looks fab from the negative. Love, love, love those flowers, so, so pretty.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Kim MacdonaldFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:11 am

    Just want to say congrats to the lucky winner, well done! Love your flower on this card. Have you tried using Die D-Lites Bloom 4? I curled the leaves up and left and right and the results were magic. I added the link so you can see. Thank you for your inspiration. Hugs Kim xReplyCancel

  • ColleenFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:15 am

    Such a lovely card Becca.
    Congratulations to Jeanne on the winReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:24 am

    What a card! Love it.congrats to the lucky winner.ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Becca, you have created yet another beautiful card! I, like everyone else follow your blog more than anyone else’s. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiring talent.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen LucasFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:29 am

    Beautiful card today Becca, love the colors. Congrats to the Winner!!ReplyCancel

  • InnaFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:31 am

    Love this card! And congrate the winner!!!!ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:31 am

    The flower that you made for this card is beautiful! Are you planning on doing a tutorial? I can imagine how it’s done but it would be nice to see how you did it. What a neat idea!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:33 am

    Hello Becca!
    Firstly Congrats to Jeanne!
    Secondly I just love these Dies and actually used them yesterday, not quite got the hang of your beautiful flower though!
    Love the card today!
    Must try harder …..
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Lori mFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:43 am

    Congrats to the winner and I just love this new card. Gorgeous!

    Hugs, Lori mReplyCancel

  • TheresaFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:43 am

    You have given me an idea to copy some old letters, telegrams, Ellis Island records and then make pages to put in my heritage scrapbook. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Wowzers! That card is stunning!! I will have to claim bankruptcy soon with all the Spellbinders dies you make me buy!! LOL

    Congrats to Jeanne!!


  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Beautiful card Becca! I LOVE the flowers you make and would like to see your process. And the color of paper you used to make the ones on this card. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaFebruary 12, 2015 - 10:59 am

    Please no more dies until 2017, I can’t keep up. Because of you I am buying all these dies and I am loving it. Please teach us how to make those beautiful flowers. God bless you and your talent.

  • Kathy RFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:05 am

    A very pretty card! And congrats to the winner..

    Becca do you know when your Arched Elegance spellbinders will be available for purchase? I”ve been checking the spellbinder site. I have seen new dies, but not yours.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:13 am

    So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy HallFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:39 am

    I am in awe of the beauty you express in your cards. They are truly works of art.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:49 am

    Stunning card! Congrats to the lucky winner. Amazing how many people hoard (collect) the same things… and for many of the same reasons! Thank you Becca for the contest. Love all your creations! xxxReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:58 am

    congratulations are in order for the winner!! I absolutely love this card. I dont have a mother but could send it to some special friends and aunts for mothers day. Everything about it is stunning. I do have some questions about the metallic paper and the Neenah paper you use. If you have time send me a line to let me know where to get it and exactly what I am looking for.

  • JocelanFebruary 12, 2015 - 12:07 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca,thanks for sharing your talent.
    Blessings JocelanReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 12, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    SIGH!!! ANOTHER GORGEOUS CREATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) (Do you EVER do “ugly?”) LOLReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KFebruary 12, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca. And yes the negative Silhouette is stunning. I love those flowers..ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 12, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Congratulations, Jeanne. You won an amazing piece of art.

    Hey, Becca. Thanks for always making someone’s day.ReplyCancel

  • Gay FerlandFebruary 12, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    Congrats Jeanne!!! Woo hoo!!!
    Becca, is there anything you can’t do with dies, paper, ribbons, etc.
    Your cards are out of this realm!!!! Breath taking!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 12, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    Woohoo! Congratulations, Jeanne! And Becca, the card today is gorgeous as ever! Now stop using dies I don’t have, you are menacing my bank account and storage space! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkFebruary 12, 2015 - 1:38 pm

    Congratulations Jeanne!!! Well done and enjoy your beautiful creation from Becca, this card is stunning Becca, love all your embellishments all put together so beautifully x x xReplyCancel

  • Beth NZFebruary 12, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Well done Jeanne, enjoy your new tool.

    Love the card Becca, you always present such lovely cards, and it makes my day to open up the email and see your new creation. You are truly using and sharing your God given talent. much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • caroleFebruary 12, 2015 - 2:35 pm

    Another beauutiful card! Congrats to the lucky winner.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 12, 2015 - 2:55 pm

    Yet another beauty! And those flowers are gorgeous!
    Thanks again for your generosity in offering such an incredible prize and congratulations to Jeanne!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanFebruary 12, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Wow, this card sings. It is so beautiful and might just be one of my favourites. Hmm, although everything you do is my favourite until I see the next one. I love the vintage feel. And yes, sitting down in one sitting time to make flowers is smart.ReplyCancel

  • Tina EldridgeFebruary 12, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Hi Becca

    I just love your beautiful cards, and this is no exception.


    Tina XXReplyCancel

  • LynneZFebruary 12, 2015 - 4:02 pm

    Love your card today Becca. Simply beautiful. Congrats to the winner Jeanne!ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonFebruary 12, 2015 - 4:27 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a beautiful card. Love your creation using these gorgeous dies. Congrats to Jeanne :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Lynne SwiftFebruary 12, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    Should a beautiful, pretty card Becca.
    Lynne xReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 12, 2015 - 5:20 pm

    So very lovely and delicate!!! I purchased the Spellbinders products immediately!! Can’t wait to make the card. Hope you don’t mind that I change the background paper, etc…… Becca, you brighten my day with your beautiful cards! You are a realy inspiration to me! Also, do you know when your Arched Elegance spellbinders will be available for purchase? I too check the Spellbinders site hoping to order the Arched Elegance! You are the best!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemarie GreenbankFebruary 12, 2015 - 5:39 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Another beautiful card – and yes, the silhouette is much more pretty than the die cut (I think, too).
    At the end of a really busy, discordant day I thought “what can I do to come down from the feeling of fight and aggression” (unfortunately unavoidable in this instance) and there was the brainwave – look my favourites’ blogs – you, Sue Wilson and Kate Lycett. AND IT WORKS, so thank you Becca.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Terri WFebruary 12, 2015 - 6:56 pm

    So beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • PJFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    Wow!! I soooo wish you would do a tutorial on those flowers that you made! GORGEOUS!!!ReplyCancel

  • RosieFebruary 12, 2015 - 7:56 pm

    Congrats to the winner!
    Your card is absolutely beautifulReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 12, 2015 - 9:47 pm

    What a great idea to use a negative cameo over the patterned paper. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Pam (Tasmania)February 12, 2015 - 9:52 pm

    Happy for the winner! Thank you for the chance of winning Beeca love your work XXX happy weekend everyone !!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 12, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Absolutely stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 13, 2015 - 1:32 am

    First of all Biiig congats to the lucky winner, and a biiig thanks to you Becca for the chance AND for the good laugh, when I read your last comment, cause you just wrote it exactly as I could´ve done too, and I couldn´t help it, but to tale a view around here, when I read it ha ha ha.
    And now I want to say boy that card is awesome too, so there does come something great out of the “collecting” too ha ha ha. Love the beautiful dies you used to make these gorgeous frames with behind the little circel with the silouette, which also just looks fabulous. I really love this card, sooo beautiful and romantic.ReplyCancel

  • Angela KiddFebruary 13, 2015 - 2:03 am

    You never cease to amaze – another beautiful card Becca xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 13, 2015 - 3:11 am

    Hi Becca, Congratulations to the very lucky, Jeanne.
    This card is so delicate and beautiful soft pastel colours, loving how you have manipulated the flower petals, simply stunning !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Pat SimmondsFebruary 13, 2015 - 3:40 am

    Hi Becca
    I just love this card, and have this die on order. I always look on your blog, but don’t always leave a comment. Your cards are inspirational.ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergFebruary 13, 2015 - 5:33 am

    Can you teach us how to make those beautiful flowers you created for this card, I looked at the dies and and I simply don’t see it.ReplyCancel

  • LisaFebruary 13, 2015 - 7:11 am

    Looks like a Victorian era card. Beautifully feminine and I agree the silhouette looks better it is just like a cameo brooch my mom use to wear on her wool coat.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 13, 2015 - 7:15 am

    Oh wow I love that delicate frame and great idea to use the negative space of the head, your flowers are just gorgeous, would love to see a tutorial on how you made them!!ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 13, 2015 - 7:41 am

    Hello Becca,
    This card is stunning in every way.
    Congratulations to Jeanne, lucky lady.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Linda CritchleyFebruary 13, 2015 - 8:28 am

    Hi Becca, a very pretty and elegant card today, your flowers are beautiful, but please, please how do you make such gorgeous bows? Regards, Linda.
    PS, Congtratulations to the winner, enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • D.AnnFebruary 13, 2015 - 9:01 am

    Gorgeous, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 13, 2015 - 11:25 am

    I didn’t get a chance to tell you yesterday how much I love this card! Beautiful!! Paper is just fine art when you get your hands on it. Pure magic!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 13, 2015 - 4:14 pm

    Congratulations to Jenne! I love this card….I think its because of the see through effect and the soft dreamy colors. What brand of background paper did you use? Its hard to find paper that has small soft muted colors. Beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasFebruary 14, 2015 - 7:00 am

    Beautiful card – I love how the background also features in the silhouette!

    Congrats to Jeanne, I bet she is excited.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKFebruary 14, 2015 - 1:01 pm

    This is stunning Becca, really beautiful,

  • AliceFebruary 15, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Becca I love your beautiful cards and the detail work. I recently bought some of the spell binders intricate dies wanting to make my card prettier, but I am having trouble getting them to cut all the way through. I have a Cuttlebug I use and the sides will cut fine but the top and bottom will not cut all the way. I put shims under those areas, over the whole area, but still not cutting. What else do I need to do? What am I doing wrong?ReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallFebruary 16, 2015 - 3:38 am

    So elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Juliana @ Te Amo TooFebruary 16, 2015 - 8:53 am

    Hi Becca, I love your post on ribbon organization. I just wanted to let you know that I linked up your post on mine today! I hope you don’t mind :)ReplyCancel

  • ShereFebruary 17, 2015 - 1:08 pm

    Hi Becca! Your flowers are wonderful. I love how you take something as generic as a simple flower die and turn it into such a fantastic and unique bloom. Your talent just blows me away!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Calli MedvedFebruary 18, 2015 - 9:49 pm

    Wish I knew which paper you used and where you got it from…beautiful designReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 19, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    The wealth of your creativity abounds. May its great source always continue to inspire you. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon sparksFebruary 19, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Becca, thank you for all your beautiful cards, and for all your tutorials, they are so helpful, I was making the card with Urban Blooms you just made and I had a awful time with the flowers, could you show us how to make them? They were lovely, thank you.

    Thank you,

  • Arnette CallawayFebruary 21, 2015 - 3:09 pm


  • SueFebruary 24, 2015 - 9:28 pm

    Becca your cards are amazing. I look forward to getting your emails so I can see your beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your giftReplyCancel

  • AngieBFebruary 25, 2015 - 5:38 pm

    Using this as my model with these exact Spellbinder dies I want to make invitations for our ladies event at church. Can you tell me the the finished size of this card. I know it can’t be made from standard 12×12 or 8 1/2 x 11 so can you tell me how to cut my cardstock and piece it together to make the dies fit on the finished card. Thank you in advance for your help.ReplyCancel