Clean Shabby Birthday

Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Penny Black - Sentimental Stamp Set and Diecutting with Spellbinders Petal Pusher, Spellbinders Labels 34 Medallion Embossing Folder and Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments -
Good morning lovelies!!  Ahem, I think you will see a continuing theme through my last posts – I’m just head over heels with flowers.  Today I’m featuring another Spoon Flower and this time the petals are gestured downward.  This is actually my demo flower – the one I put together while I was playing around – it went together easier than I thought so I decided to use it.
Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Penny Black - Sentimental Stamp Set and Diecutting with Spellbinders Petal Pusher, Spellbinders Labels 34 Medallion Embossing Folder and Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments -
Clean Shabby
So I put together what I call a “clean shabby” birthday card.  My sister turned me on to The Fixer Upper – with Joanna Gaines.  I love the colors and the look and feel of everything they do!  It just made me feel okay that these are the colors I reach for often.  The embossing panel reminds me a lovely antique metal tile –  I’m using Spellbinders Labels 34 Medallion Embossing Folder.  I finished off the edges with Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments – I discarded most of the diecut saving the gorgeous corners to peek out around the edges.  It’s ‘no stress’ trimming because my remedial fussy cutting is hidden by the other elements – yay!  The stamp sentiment is a handy one from my word tool box, it’s Penny Black – Sentimental.  Then the hero or heroine – Spellbinders Petal Pusher.  I thought it would make a perfect focal for the entire card with the sweetness of the diecut flower. Don’t be afraid of the dimension – sending in a corrugated dvd box preserves the height and the recipient is in for a wow when they open the flap to an undisturbed flower.


  1. See this video —–> How to shape Spoon Flowers.
  2. Cut 3 flowers, shaping as done in video
  3. Place each set of petals on a foam mat and poke down in center using a something fat like a sharpie or 1/2 paint brush handle.
  4. Place a dollop of hot glue in the center of each flower and stack one on top of the other – offset each layer slightly.
  5. Stand back and admire :-)


Rubber Stamps: Penny Black – Sentimental
Craft Paper: Kraft, Pink, DCWV Scripts and Music Notes
Ink:  Versafine Onyx BlackRanger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Petal PusherSpellbinders Labels 34 Medallion Embossing Folder Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments May Arts Silk Ribbon, Button, Recollection Pearlspost-header-bottomThanks for stopping by!  I’m playing around with a couple of other things I hope to post soon!!


  • Carol RossouwMarch 23, 2016 - 10:20 am

    Lovely! Somehow you manage to make even ‘clean and simple’ look elegant :)ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 23, 2016 - 10:31 am

    Hi Becca. Super card. Love the flower.ReplyCancel

  • Dale MasonMarch 23, 2016 - 10:48 am

    Becca you just keep doing it…creating the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen. I have learned so much since I discovered you. You continue to stimulate my creative juices. I love the colors and the flower is absolutely beautiful. Thank you Becca.ReplyCancel

  • LindaMarch 23, 2016 - 10:49 am

    Beautiful card all of it.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodMarch 23, 2016 - 10:57 am

    Such a lovely “clean shabby” card! And I definitely did Step 5 ‘Stand back and admire’. :)ReplyCancel

  • Nubiene PeltierMarch 23, 2016 - 11:06 am

    Beautiful xReplyCancel

  • Bette SMarch 23, 2016 - 11:08 am

    Another absolutely gorgeous card!! Thank you so much for the tutorial on making the spoon flowers. I love them!ReplyCancel

  • JennieMarch 23, 2016 - 11:11 am

    A beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMarch 23, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Ok, I’m not getting the “shabby” here at all. This is gorgeous!!!! I love the colors – and your new flower is just beautiful! I love everything about this card. Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth M. ArmstrongMarch 23, 2016 - 11:21 am

    Becca, beautiful card! I too love watching Joanna Gaines on the Fixer Upper. Her color choices are so calming and peaceful. I bought the Layered Bloom die, YAY! Can’t wait to play!! Thank you for the tutorial! Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSMarch 23, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    Beautiful flowers Becca. Have to watch the video later. Did you get my other message (email)?
    ANn RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JMarch 23, 2016 - 12:06 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, love that flower.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Jan CastleMarch 23, 2016 - 1:04 pm

    This has to be the best tip/technique EVER! Thank you Becca!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Carol H.March 23, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Wow, that is such a pretty card!!!!! The embossed background really sets everything off beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeMarch 23, 2016 - 2:18 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    Oh what a lovely surprise finding you have put up another one of your beautiful makes when i wasn’t expecting it. I am not into grungy yuk so i do like things that if they are “shabby chic” they are clean shabby chic. I am not one that can work with sticky or dirty hands as it just makes me go OCD and i like seeing beautiful precise work even if it is not what we would normally class as elegant and stylish, it has a style all of it’s own that people like me can cope with,lol. Thank you Becca for a lovely card using Kraft card which i just have never found a use for, perhaps today is the time that i can actually bring it out to use.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieMarch 23, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    A really beautiful card, as always!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingMarch 23, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    As always, another stunning card. Love the medium brown and white with a pop of pink…lovely combination. Great idea for sending it through the mail as well…Thanks, Becca!

    Happy Spring to you…and happy Easter this weekend!


  • Colleen HowellMarch 23, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Such a pretty card, love the colors you picked and the flowers are pretty with the petals going downwardReplyCancel

  • Maureen KMarch 23, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is just stunning. Your cards are so beautiful, I don’t know how you do it time after time.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellMarch 23, 2016 - 3:03 pm

    Becca, another gorgeous card, I have purchased the flower die so when it arrives I have to make some flowers and hope they are as lovely as yours.
    Take care
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanMarch 23, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    You can never have too many flowers for me! I love this color combination. Thank you for the mid-week lift ~ SandyReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropMarch 23, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    I would have never dreamt of trimming away diecuts like this. Fabulous!!! Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.March 23, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    Really pretty Becca! This is classical but with modern colours and feel. One of my favourite cards by you. I have just received some spellbinders flower dies which I ordered, I can’t wait to play! Thanks for your inspiring (both artistically and spiritually) posts, they are always a pleasure to read.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordMarch 23, 2016 - 4:27 pm

    Oh, Becca, I just couldn’t get over the perfection of the flower on this card. Your engineering mind amazes me. Sooooo, I quickly went upstairs to my kitchen to fetch the rounded measuring spoons and made, not only the dogwood flower, but the cinch and two other oddly shaped dies. They all came out perfectly. I never would have expected that they could look so darling. Since I am a woman who loves color, I could not resist the temptation to sponge very gently the dies with pastel tones before I spritzed them. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sending big hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaMarch 23, 2016 - 4:31 pm

    I tried the spoon flowers and love it. Have made many with good results. Now my go to quickie. Thank you the technique.

    Love flowers also. Never enough.ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossMarch 23, 2016 - 4:38 pm

    Hi Ms Becca what a beautiful card.This reminds me of Magnolias.Have a blessed Easter.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 23, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Oh my so so gorgeous Becca
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BunnyMarch 23, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    This is very pretty. Lovely dies.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BMarch 23, 2016 - 5:23 pm

    Another gorgeous card Becca. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKMarch 23, 2016 - 5:29 pm

    Good morning Becca, another fabulous creation for us today!!! Thankyou for all your inspiration!!! Happy Easter to you and yours!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQMarch 23, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Another awesome Becca creation today. I rewatched your spoon flower video. I learned something more from it today. I still have not tried your technique of forming these flowers. Hopefully after Easter I can get to this type of forming flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SMarch 23, 2016 - 6:13 pm

    I love Joanna Gaines style and color palette, as well! Beautiful card . . . I would be over the moon to receive a birthday card like this!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkMarch 23, 2016 - 6:28 pm

    Becca, You are the Joanna Gaines of card making.

    Thanks for sharing your beauty with us.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 23, 2016 - 7:02 pm

    HOW LOVELY BECCA!!!! I watched your video on “Spoon Flowers,” & giggled at HOW EASY it was! ;) The flowers come out SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) THANK YOU DEAR LADY!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingMarch 24, 2016 - 12:02 am

    Amazing!!!! I loved! xoReplyCancel

  • Nancy dalyMarch 24, 2016 - 12:59 am

    Hi Becca, another gorgeous card.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • PAM TASMarch 24, 2016 - 4:50 am

    Hi Becca this card is gorgeous the colours are so you !
    Love your flower the spoons are so easy to make flowers with
    and cheaper than dies lol
    It was a nice surprise to find your post today
    Happy Easter to you and yours and also to all your blog visitors
    Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensMarch 24, 2016 - 6:28 am

    I love your ‘spoon’ flowers, Becca! And another beautiful card!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 24, 2016 - 9:09 am

    I love this Becca. You always come up with different ways to use your dies. Thank you for opening up my mind to look differently with my dies.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMarch 24, 2016 - 11:09 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • […] knew? Might you recognize that flower?  Ah hunh, the same one that went on my card yesterday in my Clean Shabby Post.   Back when I was playing with the flower I thought it would make an excellent carrot top! […]ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonMarch 24, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Lovely card, like your flower.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMarch 24, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    Lovely card Becca. Seems you can do no wrong when it comes to flowers:)Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierMarch 24, 2016 - 11:01 pm

    Very pretty Becca :) love the flower!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRMarch 25, 2016 - 1:13 pm

    Somehow I missed this one. It is gorgeous


  • SueMarch 29, 2016 - 9:34 pm

    Love the soft tones, Becca. This is very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 31, 2016 - 3:31 am

    Hi Becca, this card is gorgeous and as usual you have decorated it beautifully X X XReplyCancel