A Grateful Heart

Good morning sweet blog friends?  Remember the new stamps I mentioned that were on the table?  This is one that floated to the top just begging me to play with.  
Wouldn’t it be precious as a sewing journal or a box that holds spools of thread?  It’s a sweet vintage background stamp from JustRite Papercrafts called Grandma’s Attic Background Stamp and that wonderful, wonderful sentiment comes from the Vintage Rose Medallions set.  I have a million ideas for this stamp and today my muse steered me towards a card. Hmmmm…those might have to jump up a little bit on my to do list.  Since the background is the focal point, I tried to think of a way not to cover to the image and I came up with this format.  Wanting a 6″ x 6″ card (actually this one is more like 6 1/4″ square), I stamped the background image, cut through it with Spellbinders™ Classic Scallop Edgeabilities.  I stamped another image, cut with the same Scalloped die template then trimmed off the right side to get the correct width.  I then took my seam binding and divided a 18″ piece in half and criss-cross threaded it beginning with the center at the bottom, and ending by tying a bow at the top – it reminds me of a laced up corset :-).  Because the card is so large to start with, I wanted a teeny tiny border to put around the edge for some contrast.  Using the bottom of the border from Spellbinders™ Persian Accents I faced the tiny scallop side outward on each edge.

For the sentiment I used Spellbinders™ Nested Pennants; I stamped the inside of the die template with my Chestnut Roan chalk ink before laying my paper on top and running it through my die cut machine, that gives that wonderful pop of color border to the pendant.  I finished up by cutting apart some lace and using a single motif under each single wooden button.  I just love those Prima buttons – they sure help me out with the theme of my card!

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsGrandma’s Attic Background StampVintage Rose Medallions
Paper:  Die Cuts With A View, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine – Vintage Sepia, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Nested Pennants, Spellbinders™ Classic Scallop Edgeabilities,  Spellbinders™ Persian Accents, Prima Wooden Buttons, Seam Binding, Pearl Pic, Linen Thread,
Additional Ideas:  JustRite Gallery Spellbinders Blog

I hope you have a very special weekend planned.  Just like the sentiment of my card today, I have a grateful heart for each new day and I’m especially grateful for the time you took to stop by today.  Smooches – I’m working in the background on some things you all asked for!!

  • Barbara BruderApril 14, 2012 - 12:10 am

    What a gorgeous card. Love those buttons and that laced seam binding is a fabulous addition to the design.ReplyCancel

  • Chris R.April 14, 2012 - 12:22 am

    Absolutely beautiful, as always! I love the scallop border and the laced seam binding.ReplyCancel

  • Robyn HarrowerApril 14, 2012 - 12:23 am

    As always a beautiful card…very femiinine.ReplyCancel

  • LisaApril 14, 2012 - 12:31 am

    This card is gorgeous!!!!!! I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannApril 14, 2012 - 1:22 am

    WAUW this is soooooo gorgeous Becca, I just LOVE how you made this. It looks just awesome as always, simply stunning work hun.
    Have a wonderful week-end dear friend.ReplyCancel

  • AnitaApril 14, 2012 - 1:33 am

    Dear Becca, Not a day has gone when I,ve not stopped by your blog and admired your work. You are just amazing as your blog name says! Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • TammyApril 14, 2012 - 1:33 am

    This is so God inspired and anointed!!! LOVE the creations He does through you:) WOW–the background stamping, the corset, and the ‘spool’ head buttons:) Huge HUGS—I pray all is super for you!!!Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

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  • AstridApril 14, 2012 - 3:18 am

    Great card, love the vintage feel of it! Oh dear, yet another stamp on my wishlist…..
    Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • loftylassApril 14, 2012 - 3:20 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous card Becca – love the colours. tfs
    Heather (UK)

  • RebekkaApril 14, 2012 - 3:43 am

    This is gorgeous Becca..gorgeous stamps and I love how you did your ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • Anne DaviesApril 14, 2012 - 4:42 am

    Beautiful card Becca, love the way you have laced the ribbon and what gorgeous buttons. Super background. Welsh AnnieReplyCancel

  • StormApril 14, 2012 - 4:45 am

    Glad you are back. As usual wonderful cards that just lift me up. Thank you so muchReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisApril 14, 2012 - 4:48 am

    I am sitting here thinking to myself…who would think to turn around the edgeabilities and use the teeny tiny side? This is amazing. The soft colors are just perfect and the use of the ribbon does set the mind to think it is a corset. Subtle ideas are what make your cards amazing. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to … tutorial on something?ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthApril 14, 2012 - 5:17 am

    must be something in the air or water, i have just finished a sewing card too lol. But yours is far better than mine. Love the shades you have chosen and a great fan of the plaited ribbon.threaded ribbon. You won me over.
    Well done BeccaReplyCancel

  • Jean CApril 14, 2012 - 5:44 am

    What a beautiful card! Love the ribbon technique and the colors are so soft. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzApril 14, 2012 - 5:54 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love how you laced the ribbon and your use of the Spellbinder dies.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 14, 2012 - 6:20 am

    VERY PRETTY Becca!!!!!! LOVE those wooden elements on your card!!!!!!!AND the way you tied them (linen thread) AND the “corset” ribbon tie up! You just come up with unique ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Hope you don’t get any of that nasty weather that’s coming our way! :) Stay safe!!!!!!!!!!! :) (What is that sewing machine in the background???? OR is that just a prop? LOVE those old machines!!!!!!!!!!!! )ReplyCancel

  • PeggySApril 14, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Love this new JR stamp and your card is spectacular. Love the bow and and SB border die cut threaded with the lace. You are amazing.
    God bless,

  • chrisdApril 14, 2012 - 7:07 am

    Another card of beauty and that lacing technique will be tried by many cardmakers. I have that Spellbinders set on my wish list so maybe one day soon I, too can try to create it for myself.Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca WApril 14, 2012 - 7:14 am

    Fantastic card – so elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanApril 14, 2012 - 7:18 am

    So beautiful!!!! I love how you weaved the ribbon….fantastic idea….tfsReplyCancel

  • monicaApril 14, 2012 - 7:23 am

    I love how you put this card together. I didn’t know you could ink a spellbinder before cutting and ad that edge!! Thank You.ReplyCancel

  • Pam PApril 14, 2012 - 7:39 am

    Another stunning card. Love the buttons with the lace underneath them. Truly a work of art!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne NApril 14, 2012 - 8:02 am

    Oh Becca this is just beautiful. Love the lacing with the ribbon. You’re in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMApril 14, 2012 - 8:11 am

    What a beauty! Thank you for the inspiration today.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkApril 14, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Amazing how your mind works to put this card together. Elegant, feminine, gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us. God bless and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaApril 14, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Love the lacing of the ribbon! That stamp set is exquisite! TFS
    Hugs, JessReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterApril 14, 2012 - 9:20 am

    gorgeous!! I love how you did the ribbon treatment too!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynApril 14, 2012 - 9:42 am

    WOW love this card!!! From the lacing to the bling, to the color combo, this is beautiful!!! Once again I love your stick pin, they are just beautiful. Would love to know your tricks for making them!!ReplyCancel

  • Darla WaldenApril 14, 2012 - 10:08 am

    You always have beautiful cards but this is my very favoriteReplyCancel

  • Alice RoushiaApril 14, 2012 - 10:18 am

    What a gorgeous card. You have so much inspiration to share with everyoneReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessApril 14, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Great card and love those buttons. I know my lady friends would love to receive a card like this one. Thanks. EdnaReplyCancel

  • BarbApril 14, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Wow….again! I could not start my day without checking to see what beautiful creation you have designed. I love this card. I have my Grandma’s old Singer treadle machine, travelling sewing kit from the 20’s etc. This card triggered a few wonderful memories. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • JudyApril 14, 2012 - 11:36 am

    What an amazing card! Love the sentiment, the laced ribbon – every little detail!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterApril 14, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous, love the threading of the ribbon and the cool buttons!ReplyCancel

  • BernieApril 14, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! I LOVE the way you’ve laced the ribbon. Also love how you’ve inked the die before cutting I MUST try this.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Patricia T.April 14, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    I am grateful I found you. You are truly an inspiration. This card is amazing as always. The colors and the ribbon technique is beautiful. TFS. Hugs PatriciaReplyCancel

  • Carmen LuceroApril 14, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Never get tired of looking at your beautiful projects!! Love all your cards!


    Carmen LReplyCancel

  • SusanApril 15, 2012 - 12:02 am

    Becca — you must be the paper whisperer. Your cards are always so exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • EileenApril 15, 2012 - 10:38 am

    Once again it’s the attention to detail that does it for me …the detail shows you have spent time and love on the card…the recipient of this card will be delighted with it I’m sure.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Claire SApril 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    Beautiful card.!!!! I feel like it’s a day without sunshine (and I live in FLORIDA!) if I don’t get to see a posting from YOU!!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  • lois skiathitisApril 15, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, it looks very old world to me, a style that seems to be endless. Love the triple bow and how you have laced up the border. Beautiful colors chosen. beautiful work Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • JeanetteApril 15, 2012 - 4:16 pm

    Stumbled on your blog. This must be the work of an angel. I’ve been stamping for 25 years but after my studies am very low on the creative side. Very inspired. Cherish your blessing. Hugs and 9huckles JeanetteReplyCancel

  • JeanetteApril 15, 2012 - 4:25 pm

    Stumbled on your blog. This must be the work of an angel. I’ve been stamping for 25 years but after my studies am very low on the creative side. Very inspired. Cherish your gift its a blessing. Hugs and chuckles Jeanette xxxReplyCancel

  • MardaApril 15, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    Love the card. I must ask where you got the angel wings?ReplyCancel

  • Carol TApril 16, 2012 - 8:37 am

    Hi Becca,
    Love your card!! Went to the Heirloom show in Allentown PA. Guess what
    I saw? Your picture & then underneath it was your bow maker!! I was so
    exicited for you. To see something you designed come out on the market so other people can use it & make beautiful bows like you!! Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria C.April 18, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    Your work amazes me, and inspires me to do better work…I have made some pretty cards since I’ve been on your site…Not exactly, because I use what I have….Your site is a blessing to me…thank you, Becca…ReplyCancel

  • Marisa JobApril 19, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    I smiled really big when I saw this card, it looks similar to my card that I submitted to JustRite last week for Guest Designer Week!! How funny is that? I like your version better of course. I love your work, your cards are just beautiful! Hugs!ReplyCancel