A Winner and An Unexpected Flower: Day of Giving Friday

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - In a Perfect Work and Spellbinders Pinecones, Spellbinders Royal Circle, Spellbinders Majestic Oval - www.amazingpapergrace.com
My thanks to you all! I’m blown away by how many of you filled out my survey. I’ll take time to crunch through those in the coming days, in the mean time today I have a new card to share and it is Day of Giving Friday. That means that I’ll be sending the card on to someone who responds today.  But before that, let me acknowledge there is a winner. Please check my Giveaway Page then reach out with your mailing address through the contact tab in the upper right corner of the blog.  Also welcome to new subscribers joining my blog readership – several of you sent sweet notes – thank you!!

Friendship Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - In a Perfect Work and Spellbinders Pinecones, Spellbinders Royal Circle, Spellbinders Majestic Oval - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Whats Coming Up?
For the next couple of days, I’m going to be sharing a couple of feminine cards.  Beginning Tuesday, January 26th I’ll be showing you glimpses of my new collection shared at CHA.  The collection will be available in stores and online for purchase in March and keep your eyes peeled with retailers for preorder :-) I love the whole collection and had three demos at CHA.  On day three, I had to revert back to my demo of the first day – by popular demand – I’ll share that make and take as well.   As I’m given more definitive information, I’ll share it here.

Day of Giving Friday
Ah, I have missed you!!  If you are new to my blog, Day of Giving Friday comes out a desire to keep the handwritten word alive by our kind tradition of showering with handmade cards.  The card shown will go to one of my sweet readers who leaves a comment today for more information, you can read about it on my FAQ List at #11 – just click the link.

An Unexpected Flower
Today I’m sharing a card with an unexpected flower.  This fall I received a die that was simply intriguing – Spellbinders Pinecones. (Seriously, click the link and have a gander and what the made version looks like as opposed to my flower!)   Oh how I wanted to play with it.  This fall was so busy that it passed me by and even though I didn’t make pinecones, I dreamed of how this sweet little die might look as a flower.  We’ll what do you know!  It makes a sweet, petite flower that simply gets curled around like all spiral flowers.  So easy!  And now I have a double duty die!!  Otherwise this is a simple card that measures 5-1/2″ x 7″ with an actual card base of 5-1/4″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide.  I layered Spellbinders Royal Circle on top of the main panel then added Spellbinders Majestic Oval as a frame for this fabulous ‘friend’ sentiment by Quietfire Design – In A Perfect World.  The lower part of the card is covered by a panel embossed with Spellbinders Shady Allure.

For your comment today, tell us, what’s your ‘go to’ color for most of your handmade cards.  
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – In A Perfect World
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White – 80lb smooth
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Pinecones, Spellbinders Royal CircleSpellbinders Majestic Oval, Spellbinders Shady Allure, Darice Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon
post-header-bottomI can’t say thank you enough for the information you gave me during my recent survey!  Thanks so much for visiting – I’m so happy you dropped by!  Sending a prayer to all those in the area of extreme weather – please take care!



  • Deb M.January 22, 2016 - 8:12 am

    I don’t know if I have a main color that I use…kinda depends on who I’m giving it to I think, as I try to use their favorite colors if I can. Love your beautiful card…and how wonderful the die can do double duty! Love those kinds of dies. :-))ReplyCancel

  • DottieJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:18 am

    First off I am wowed by today’s card! It is simply elegant beyond words. Just gorgeous. The first color I think about are the paler colors but I absolutely love black and whites. The pink on today’s card would be right at the top.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:19 am

    I never would have guessed that was a pinecone die!! Superb! I usually pick up whatever colors go with the main colors in my stamped image, but they are most often shades of pink.ReplyCancel

  • JoJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:21 am

    Becca this card is absolutely stunning! I love the soft colors and that pinecone/flower die does indeed make a beautiful petite flower! I love how cute they are and love the color too!

    I am so very happy that you were given a ton of feedback on your survey. I hope that it helps you to explore many more avenues in your crafting and helps you to focus in on something that can potentially open up more doors for you. Feedback is always a great tool to help guide us along our path.

    And thank you for the well wishes! I am one of those people directly in the path of the major storm coming into the east coast. I live along the shore coast in NJ and I literally live right off the water. I have the bay in my backyard and the ocean four blocks up. We are expected to get between 6 and 10 inches of snow and then it is supposed to change over to rain. And add to that, very dangerous and high winds along with three high tides during the duration of the storm. We are already being told that this is the worst storm since Hurricane Sandy and we will be experiencing major to extreme flooding. I just pray that our power stays on and that the flooding does not become too severe that we would need to evacuate. So I do appreciate the well wishes and any prayers that you can send toward NJ’s coast.
    I hope you have a very relaxed and beautiful weekend.

  • Lorrayne IngramJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:22 am

    Wow! I love the flower pinecones. I love your feminine cards. This is excellent. My most used color I think must be cream base and probably with greens and blues and pinks.ReplyCancel

  • christiJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:24 am

    oh becca this card is gorgeous. I love a dual purpose die and am looking forward to all of the cha releases. I hope you have had a couple of days to recoup from your trip there.ReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:24 am

    What a lovely card!! I really don’t have a go-to color. On gloomy days it’s usually brighter colors, but the occasion usually dictates colors — also recipient. We do cards for a nursing home, so we go with bright colors for them.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:24 am

    What a beautiful card and I still use so many of my old Spellbinders dies, they are so versatile. The Quietfire sentiment is perfect for such a ‘peaceful’ card such as this.

    I’ve been lucky enough to purchase the Cascading Grace dies just recently, how gorgeous they are.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:26 am

    LOVELY BECCA! TOTALLY LOVELY!!! CAN’T WAIT to see what you have for us! My “go to color” lately, has been RED, for Valentines! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Karen MJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:26 am

    What a gorgeous card! And a clever idea with the pinecone die. I seem to be using a lot of kraft cardstock for my bases but then match the remaining colors with the images – with pink being my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:30 am

    Well green is my favorite color but I always seem to start with a white base. Thanks for your talent which you share so easily.ReplyCancel

  • janJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:32 am

    I don’t have just one go to color, but usually whites and pastels or soft colors. I love the bow on this card!ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 22, 2016 - 8:32 am

    I really don’t have a go to color, it just depends on what I need a card for and for whom.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:34 am

    Although I have every color under the sun I usually go for the pink and lavender colors.ReplyCancel

  • Diane MinerJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:35 am

    My favorite go to colors are teal and pink! Love this card and the use of the pinecone die!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:35 am

    Hi Becca
    Gosh ! what a beauty of a card such a delicate shade of pink ,i love it .
    My colors have been a lot of pink and brown ,however i do use a lot of white on white too.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • KathieJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:37 am

    My “go to” color is blue, although white on white is a close second.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:37 am

    My go to color is white with atone on tone texture. Congrats on your new collection!ReplyCancel

  • ruthannJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:40 am

    Awesome card again today! I usually use white as the base card but pastels for the front panels. Lavender is a frequent cover.ReplyCancel

  • Antoinette BloggJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:43 am

    So beautiful! I am never disappointed by one of your cards. Thank you for sharing your passion and talent with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki SopcakJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:44 am

    Becca I LOVE your style. It is Timeless Elegance!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Eunice BrownJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:44 am

    Good Morning Becca, I love this card, the colors are so soft and it’s amazing what you were able to do with the pinecone dies. I’ve been into tone on tone color cards lately, but I guess I really don’t have a favorite since it changes with the seasons. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:44 am

    This is absolutely stunning Becca, I love the embossing folder, as well as your beautiful pink roses. Hugs!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:46 am

    What a beautiful card!! I really appreciate you showing us tips on how to make more out of our dies. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • SlavaJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:51 am

    What a beautiful card, wow.
    I usually like the contrast of burgundy with the cream.ReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:51 am

    I don’t have a go to color. Super smooth white cardstock is my go to card base. Pink and blue of any tone, shade, chroma or pure pigment is my favorite color combo. I love to explore color and texture so you won’t see this color combo ‘tooo’ frequently in my paper craft!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:53 am

    What a perfect card for my Granson’s wedding. You have exceeded my expectations, as this card is far above the ordinary and believe it or not I have the dies to make it! Yea! Thank you, Becca, for your talent and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:55 am

    Hi Becca. beautiful card, and fabulous flowers, will have to have a look at this die. Looking forward to seeing your new dies, if they are as beautiful as your last ones we are really in for a treat.
    Take care

  • Janet SaievaJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:58 am

    Oh Becca, what a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
    I love all colors and use all colors. However, if I’m in a creative slump, a cream and blue combo always gets my mojo going.

    Have a beautiful day!!!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:58 am

    If I had to pick “just one” Becca card so far, today’s exquisite awe-inspiring creation of your’s has to be it! WOW!!!!!!!! What a way to start the year! I can’t take my eyes off of it. You have such a wonderful sense of design. I never would have looked at the pinecone die and come up with a beautiful flower. Spellbinders should be extrememly pleased with you for showing us readers a new use for this die. Now to today’s question – my favorite ‘go to’ color for most of my handmade cards is any tint or shade of purple. I do however try to use a color on a card, for giving, keeping in mind the receiver’s color preference. I do “love” color and enjoy seeing and “playing” with different colors. God made so many wonderful colors for us to enjoy in nature.ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:58 am

    Hi Becca, beautiful card, and I really love the flowers, will have to have a look at this die.
    Really looking forward to seeing your new dies and it they are anything like your last ones we are really in for a treat.
    Take Care

  • Janet CobbJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:04 am

    What an awesome use of the pinecone die! Just beautiful! I don’t really have a go-to color. I love using all colors! It all depends on the theme of my card.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:05 am

    Oh what a beauty. I have just the person for a beautiful card like that! I can’t wait to see all of your new products from CHA.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:12 am

    Wow Becca! What a stunning card!! So lovely!!

    My go to color is usually light pink! :)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara GJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:16 am

    On my! I’m blown away by the beauty of this card today. Not that any of your cards are bad but this one grabs me. :) My go to color is blue in any hues. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous card!ReplyCancel

  • VickyJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:18 am

    Hi Becca,
    I love all your cards. This one is really special.
    I am keeping a list of the dies you use & hope to get them at
    one of the conventions in this area.
    The color I go to is different shapes of blue.
    If it is for a certain person then I try to come up with a color
    they like.
    Looking forward to see your collections of dies.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:25 am

    Hi Becca. What a card! Love the flowers and the bow with pearls on. Fabulous! My go to colour is pink for females and blue for males both on white card bases. I must try to use cream more for my bases note to self…… Happy weekendReplyCancel

  • Lorna BaumannJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:28 am

    This is such a beautiful card Becca. I would be delighted to receive it.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:28 am

    Love this card! My go to color is anything in the range of blue. It is also a color that I wear a lot and use around my house.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:28 am

    My go to is black or brown or an oatmeal colors…sorry I didn’t see your survey to do. : ( Lovely card!ReplyCancel

  • Anne BrittonJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:31 am

    My go to colour is cream or ivory., whichever I have on hand. That way I can colour of a different colour if need be. XReplyCancel

  • Jeannine SavardJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:36 am

    Good morning Becca
    Beautiful card as usual, my favourite colour for my card background is espresso brown.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:38 am

    Beautiful! I had to hurry through the post to find how you made those flowers and voila, you told us how to use another die for multipurpose!
    My go to color is usually pale cream. I love white but sometimes find it too stark. Cream is so soft and lends itself to most any color I would accent with!
    Have a happy day!ReplyCancel

  • RonnyJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:45 am

    I think this card is exceptionally pretty and love how the ribbons hang down with the pearls on them.

    My go to colors are usually in the pinks and lavenders for girls and browns and blues for guys.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:45 am

    This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:46 am

    I usually use blue.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Hi Becca, thanks for the chance to win but I am SO happy for the winner!!! (We can’t ALL win! LOL)

    Your card here today is as beautiful as all of your cards! I would love to be a winner of one of those! I have recently been drawn to win another persons card (Marika Rahtu) and I can NOT wait to receive it! I have a place of honour (5 display boxes, one will soon be filled!) in my craft room already waiting to show it off to anyone who enters…
    Thanks for the chance to win one of yours!ReplyCancel

  • baileyrosyJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:47 am

    I’m so glad I decided to follow your blog each card is an inspiration as are your kind and generous words to us all. S o happy to be hear and what a fabulous idea is the day of giving.


  • Judy BennettJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:54 am

    Great card Becca! White with pink or white with aqua are my go to colors. I usually add in a coordinating color with them.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:03 am

    I love, love, love this card! Lace, pearls, ribbon, flowers and PINK . . . All of my favorites! ! Your use of the dies and embossing folder are fab! Beyond using the neutrals (white, cream, black or browns), I choose the color on what the recipient likes.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:04 am

    Becca, I am blown away by your use of the pinecone die to make such sweet flowers. I made several pinecones using the die, but was never really satisfied with them. Now I will definitely try making the flowers!! My “go to color” is pink, although I love using soft, mossy greens.ReplyCancel

  • ConnieJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

    I like to make all color card bases. But I think my go to color would be white and use colored card stock and patterned paper for color.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:07 am

    Hi Becca, I’m a Victorian at heart and my go to color combo for cards is any variation of pink….mauve, dusty rose,burgundy…. paired with a Victorian green – light or dark. I really have to force myself to use other colors, but when I do they’re usually in the muted dusty tones as well. I love all your cards and am looking forward to seeing (and I’m sure buying) your new dies.ReplyCancel

  • JoyJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:13 am

    I soooooo love what you did with the pinecone!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:16 am

    Your cards are such glorious works of art!! Love the colors on this!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle EJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:17 am

    Card color usually depends on occasion, season and recipient. Right now I’m using red and white for Valentines. I would never have guessed that the beautiful flowers on your gorgeous card were made with pinecone dies!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:20 am

    I like to use neutrals a lot in my cards, so I guess anything in the tan line would be my go to color. Your card is amazing Becca.ReplyCancel

  • ChristineJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:20 am

    I love all colors but I would have to say that I like pink, mauve or dark rose the most.


    Your Sister in ChristReplyCancel

  • MildredJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:22 am

    My go to color is “berry.” Your cards get more and more gorgeous. I recognized Shady Allure because I just got it.ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:25 am

    Hi Becca

    What a wonderful card you have maked for this give away.
    And who would guess that the flowers are made with a pinecone die.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs KiraReplyCancel

  • Chris RJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:25 am

    My go to/is usually off-white. Love the way this card looks. Who knew you can make those flowers with the Pinecone die. Thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • April S.January 22, 2016 - 10:27 am

    Gorgeous card!! Love the flowers!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:28 am

    I love pastel colors, I try to make the cards to the favorite color of the person I am going to sent it to. I use a lot of Aqua blues. ChristineReplyCancel

  • Dixie BlasbergJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:42 am

    My go to color is probably white. I have loved what you do with it & try to copy. Usually though I use a pastel pink, yellow, blue, or green with it.
    Can’t wait to see your new dies. I just (finally) got the ones I bought from Create & Craft & am very excited to use them. One of them is your flower dies & I am reviewing your videos showing how to use them.

  • DarlenePJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:45 am

    Hi Becca!!!! As a scrapbooker I don’t have a go to color for cards. I make them as the need arises (sympathy, birthday etc) and then pick and choose the colors based on the recipient. The last card I made had a bouquet of flowers on the front that I colored with my orange and red distress markers on a cream base.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:48 am

    Good morning, Becca! Gorgeous card design; love! that you used the pinecone die to make roses. I can’t wait to try some of my dies as flowers. Yikes. ?
    My go-to colors…….this is difficult for me. Not sure that I have any. I do love neutrals, though. Always have some white, black, brown & beige in my closet. Does that qualify? Lol I have heard that our clothes & our art tend to mimic each other. Hmmmmmmm, something to think about. ?ReplyCancel

  • Linda GradyJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:49 am

    Gorgeous card; so creative turning the pinecone die into a flower! My favorite go-to-color is becoming white on white lately; if not that, then I usually use red or blue or pink.ReplyCancel

  • AletJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:56 am

    Another stunning card.I love the layering and soft colours. Pink and white are go to colours.ReplyCancel

  • Diana DJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:13 am

    Hi Becca,
    I think my go to color is blue. For me, it’s an easy color to match with many others, depending on the shade I choose.
    Again, you take the usual and create something entirely different. That magical, talented brain of yours :) I love the embossing folder. So delicate. I hope that with CHA behind you (at least until the summer show ramps up) you can enjoy the more relaxed time in your studio. I just love seeing a new post from you in my in-box. Sending hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Sabrina RadicanJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:16 am

    WOW!! How stunning and beautiful!!!! What a nice surprise to find out that your die can be used as not only a pinecone but a flower too!!!
    I really don’t have a go to color. It depends on who I am making the card for.ReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:17 am

    I love girly girl cards. This one is stunning. My go to colors for cards usually lean towards the pinks and lavender. I love cool colors as opposed to warm colors.ReplyCancel

  • loisJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:19 am

    My favorite color I go to is the rainbow – meaning I don’t have a favorite color. It’s whatever goes with the rest of the papers I choose. I love and appreciate your creativity with dies. You look at a die and see many many pictures! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:20 am

    Hi Becca, Give you anything–piece of paper, die, ink and you turn it into magic. Thanks for re purposing the pinecone die. I have the die but never thought to try it out after Christmas cards were done and just added it to my collection of those things I couldn’t live without but managed to do so. Keep the magic coming. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:20 am

    That’s what makes your take on cardmaking so different. You take a die that is supposed to make a pinecone and turn it into a delicate flower. That is so awsome. Purple – my go to color.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:31 am

    I can’t believe this is a pine cone die. OMG those little flowers are beautiful. The card is beautiful.

    My go to color is normally a blue/green. Sometimes I can’t get away from it.

    I have a hard time with orange and purples.ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Gorgeous, Becca! Love your work! Go to color? Depends on the occasion, but I love cream, ivory, ecruReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:37 am

    How clever that you would look outside the “pinecone” box to create this beautiful flower. It’s always “amazing” to me that you see something that no one else might see. Thanks for all of your generosity.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 22, 2016 - 11:41 am

    What a fabulous card! I love everything about it and those flowers are stunning!
    I love so many colour combinations that it’s difficult to choose just one. White and lilac is a very popular duo with the group I host. We did white and pink with a dash of green today and last Friday, white and aqua. We’ll be moving to creams, yellows and golds in the next couple of weeks! I often use white and silver, maybe adding in a splash of another colour, depending on the recipient.
    Thank you for showing us your beautiful cards!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Carol PinkeyJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:44 am

    Gorgeous card! I love making white on white cards, black & silver, and pinks. Your cards are such inspiration to me Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:45 am

    My main color seems to be a teal if I am working with white or a milk chocolate if a ribbon so I guess I have two colors that do work well together, especially with white & pearls.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:49 am

    Wonderful card, Becca! What a great idea with the pine cone die! My “go to” colors are mostly shades of green and pink, but if I know what are the recepient’s favourite colors, I use them :))ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:50 am

    What an elegant card & clever use of the pinecone die! I often use blue.ReplyCancel

  • Dayle ShimamuraJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    Once again, Becca, you’ve outdone yourself! What a beautiful card! I usually pick colors for the person I’m making the card, but if it were up to me, all of my cards would have some hint, or more, of purple!ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:02 pm

    Such a beautiful and elegant card. I really love it and all your card creations. Thanks so much for sharing the supply information as I’m starting a list of the dies I “NEED” as I drool over your cards. One of my favorite colors for cards is primrose (for girly cards). Thanks again for all you share!ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:04 pm

    My go to color is definitely mauve…….Love this color! Your card is Gorgeous today, Becca……so lovely and feminine! Thx for sharing your talent with all of us! I do appreciate YOU!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:14 pm

    Oh Becca what a stunning card & how I’ve/we’ve missed seeing them. My card bases are usually white and the main color usually depends on the occasion &/or recipient. I tend to favor green, pink and purple.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Really? A pinecone transformed into a flower? Your creativity is awe inspiring as always. My card colors vary depending upon occasion and recipient however I usually use a white or cream cardstock for the base.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    What a lovely card! So stately…so you! Welcome back from CHA! I missed the post last week so I’m a little late with that greeting, but no less heartfelt.

    My go to colors tend to be greens and blues…all shades of them. When I display my cards for sale, I end up with a good visual of what I have been tending toward, so it keeps me from Using too much of the same color palette, which is helpful. When I make individual cards for family and friends, I use what I know they love.

    Again, good to see you back! Blessings, Becca.

  • MarilynYJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:22 pm

    Beautiful! My go to color/ always ‘correct’ color is white. how exciting, eh? when I’m completely stumped for ideas I revert back to white and accent it w/colors that might match the theme or recipient’s fav’ color. work great for me. Aloha.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    Hello Becca
    My go to colour is Aqua then Pink!
    Todays card is beautiful and whoever you choose will be delighted!
    Take care Dear Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:31 pm

    Good Morning Becca,
    My favorite colors are pink and yellow. So, your card is magnificent, in my color world. The entire card is gorgeous! I, especially, like the flowers. I wonder if my flowers would turn-out, like yours???? Smiles~ The sentiment touches my heart. I’ve followed your lead and have purchased a few stamps from Quietfire. They are so beautiful and unique! Thank you, for being my inspiration! CynthiaReplyCancel

  • CandyJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I actually try to make my cards the ‘favourite’ colours of the person I am giving it to.
    When I play and do my own thing I am always drawn to pink and green and turquoise!

    What an exquisite card you have made today. Love the roses!!

    Thank you :o)ReplyCancel

  • Diane AJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:52 pm

    Awesome card Becca. Thank you for inspiring and motivating all of us. The color on my created card is based on the recipients favorite, otherwise, I reach for the Pinks for the ladies and denim blue for the guys.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJanuary 22, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    Oh, my ! I love these little flowers so much!

    For my main colors for go to colors I have to admit they are usually blues and greens. Everyone needs a bit of color in there life. ;o)ReplyCancel

  • Ina GoodJanuary 22, 2016 - 1:11 pm

    Lovely creations my go to is pink purple and blue together!!!A lovely trio combination!ReplyCancel

  • Connie KJanuary 22, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous and of course, if anyone can think outside the box, it is you!ReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 22, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    Oh, wow – such a pretty card! I like the pearls on the ribbon, the sentiment and your flowers, which turned out so well. Thanks for telling us about the dual use that you discovered for the pine cone die. I don’t have a go to color. It would depend on what else would be on the card and to some degree, who the card is for. If it was for myself, it would be purple.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJanuary 22, 2016 - 1:37 pm

    This is another absolutely beautiful card, Becca.Love those flowers! I like to use white or cream as my base card and then add colour with the flowers and embellishments.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:02 pm

    I can’t believe the beautiful flowers were made from the pinecone die. Way cool! My go to color is white. It goes with everthing, lol!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:08 pm

    This card is lovely, Becca. I can see why you made roses from the pinecone die. They are very pretty!!
    My go-to color seems to be green. I don’t even like green that much, but it seems to be the color I most often reach for in making my cards.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    WOW, love your card, it is stunning, so are those roses, I think the petal shape is so much nicer than the rounded type, (my opinion only). The embossing and dies are beautiful too. You are so inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia CraigJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful card!
    I do a lot of white on white. It looks elegant to me. Then sometimes just a pop of one color.
    have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • DebraJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    Beautifully elegant. My color is white. From looking at your work over the years, you have shown me how versatile the color white in creating different level of moods and emotions.ReplyCancel

  • Trish CJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:42 pm

    Oh my gosh! That card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! My to go color(s) is pink and green together…..I love how they loo! Thank you Becca!!! TrishReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyJanuary 22, 2016 - 2:42 pm

    This friendship card is simply beautiful and the tiny flowers are the right touch with the pearls on the ribbon. You are so very creative and inspiring. Thank you for sharing this card.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJanuary 22, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Today’s card is absolutely gorgeous! Flowers are such a perfect design element. I encouraged you to design more flowers in my comment last week and I felt like “that girl doesn’t waste any time” when I saw this week’s post. Awesome!

    I must admit that I use cream or white card/envelope blanks for the majority of my cards. My design paper layer usually determines the other layers. I did give some thought to the color of solid card stock I buy and I use a lot of black, browns and rich greens. Since I started making cards, I pay a lot more attention to colors and the subtle variations. In trying to match a “cream” color – I discovered a Christmas paper I purchased had the faintest shade of pink – just fascinating.

    Can’t wait to see your creations!
    Love and blessings,

  • DebraK in FloridaJanuary 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm

    I am drawn to blues and oranges but have no primary pick for card making. It just depends on the occassion and who it’s for. Beauty of a card today!ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 22, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Becca, this card is so gorgeous! I love what you did with the pearls & ribbon.
    You are a clever lady. I would never have thought to do this with pine cone dies, very versatile. That is why we love you & Spellbinder dies :)
    I do not really have a go to colour. It just depends on who I am makong it for & what the occassion is.
    Have a great weekend! xReplyCancel

  • Nancy L.January 22, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    My go to color for most of my handmade cards usually starts with a cream color base, pastel adornments, and gold metallic highlights/trim.ReplyCancel

  • Martha SimsJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:11 pm

    As usual, your card is beautiful, and thanks for sharing how to make the die do double duty! I tend to go to a white card base and use a lot of black with a pop of color, I like to add red to that combination.ReplyCancel

  • Donna DJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:24 pm

    I tend to lean towards soft shades, especially pink. Loving the flowers made from the pinecone die!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:24 pm

    What an absolutely stunning card, Becca. As usual, you have shown us such a Beauty! I don’t really have a “go to” colour – it depends on who I’m making the card for. I tend to go for blues and navies or browns and creams for male cards but for female cards, I try to go for the recipient’s favourite colours, with bright colours saved for children.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    I always go to the creams, whites, pinks and golds. Your card is just gorgeous. I’m in the hospital right now with second and third degree burns but I can’t wait to get home to try this beauty. I love your work. And as always thank you for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

    • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:40 pm

      Will keep you in prayer that you heal very fast.
      Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:28 pm

    Oh my, my, my! Talk about a georgous card, this is it! Beautiful Becca! Another masterpiece. Boy would I ever love to have this one!!!!!
    My go to color is white on white (when appropriate). Otherwise, if I am making a card, I try to use the person’s favorite color in an attempt to make them happy. I personally love yellow, it reminds me of the sun and living here in Florida, love the sun.
    Waiting patiently to see all the new “stuff!”
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • DeannaJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    Your card is lovely! My go-to-color are all of the different shades of purple. My birthday is the 26th of January.having lunch with several friends, most of whom are stampers. We get together to make cards for many different projects, so much fun to share that I won a “Becca” card.ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    My go to color is pink of one shade or another. I love your card today and the roses are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon SparksJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    The card is lovely, I enjoy reading your posts, and trying to make your cards, my family and friends your cards.

    Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:49 pm

    Love the card, mine is the basic color of white, black or cream for the base. I love soft colors too but the basics help because I can buy in bulk cheaper and make more cardsReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJanuary 22, 2016 - 4:54 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! So pretty, Who would have thunk! That die is very cunning hiding out as a pinecone! I have looked at it before and thought how often would I use it? Silly me. As always your bows and ribbons are jus the right touch! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Lisa InversinJanuary 22, 2016 - 5:16 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful. I can also see this style working for a baptism card as well. Just need to change the wording on it. ?ReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumJanuary 22, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    This is a very beautiful card!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Laraine RJanuary 22, 2016 - 5:41 pm

    Stunning card! My go to color is the neutrals color family. Then add pops of color.ReplyCancel

  • YvonneJanuary 22, 2016 - 5:58 pm

    My go to color lately has been blackberry bliss and Early Espresso from StampinUp. Seem to be stuck on them lately. As for your card, absolutely beautiful. I looked at those flowers and asked myself how you made them. Never would have thought it was a pinecone die. You cease to amaze.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie HarrisonJanuary 22, 2016 - 6:05 pm

    White (not really a color) is my mainstay, then it’s likely shades of pink for many of the cards… sometimes blue for the guys…ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJanuary 22, 2016 - 6:17 pm

    Becca – This card is so awesome. Who would have thought a pine cone die would make such sweet flower. I love how you used to pearls on the ribbon.

    I really don’t have a go to color, but I love bright colors, but also kraft and white.ReplyCancel

  • RayaJanuary 22, 2016 - 7:01 pm

    Such a beautiful card Becca! Thank you for sharing your remarkable talent!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:09 pm

    Beautiful card and the flowers (pinecones) are awesome!My go to color is cream. You can put any color or pattern with it for male or female.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:12 pm

    Beautiful card and a lovely sentiment. So glad to see a different use for the pinecone die and so very clever of you. Thanks for sharing the beauty.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:13 pm

    Good morning Becca, first things first Congratulations to Patricia Murphy you lucky lady!!! Oh my what a simply stunning card!!! My go to colour depends on the recipient!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • HettieJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:23 pm

    My “go to” color is yellow.ReplyCancel

  • marilyn needhamJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:38 pm

    My “go to” colour is lavender/lilac, but I also like black and white cards as well.ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:44 pm

    My “go to” color is actually a combination of black, red and white. My Mom used to wear a lot of these colors and it always looked so classy on her. Whenever I’m drawn to a classy card, it usually is the combination of these colors. Whenever I’ve crafted a WOW card, it has been a combination of these colors. I use Neenah Classic Crest Avon Brilliant White for my white. I loved the card you did for today and particularly thought the little flowers set off the Quietfire quote very nicely. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.January 22, 2016 - 8:49 pm

    I’ve thought about your question and I don’t know that I have a specific go to color, but I do trend towards greens, blues, yellows, and purples. Love your survey with the questions that really made me think! :) I also love your card today, Especially the embossing folder! Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 22, 2016 - 8:54 pm

    What a pretty card so feminine I have to say I love white or cream classy
    and goes with most things .
    The embossing folder is yummy and the flowers toooooo and what about
    the sentiment love it ! Thank you for sharing Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:03 pm

    Hi Becca, What a beautiful card, you always come up with lovely card and love your roses from the pinecone dies. Well my go to color for the base of most of my cards is white then add other colors to go with my design.Love.Yvonne N.ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:18 pm

    What an amazing idea! Those flowers are wonderful. I usually start with a white base and let my brain take me to the rest. I do go back and forth over colors depending on to whom the card will go.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJanuary 22, 2016 - 9:46 pm

    Beautiful card! I really like pink-every shade!ReplyCancel

  • KrisJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:51 pm

    Beautiful card today! My go to color lately has been chartreuse……ReplyCancel

  • AmeliaJanuary 22, 2016 - 10:58 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love all colors but tend toward the blues.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:36 pm

    My go to color would depend on who the recipient is or occasion.. But in general I like the neutral tones or pastels.ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaJanuary 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm

    I like to go to pink as I have a lot of pink paper.ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRJanuary 23, 2016 - 12:09 am

    I just wanted to say that this card is gorgeous. I especially love the lace the you used.

  • Janet CastleJanuary 23, 2016 - 12:22 am

    Becca, this is a GORGEOUS card!!!! It seems I have to focus on using other colors as I always reach for aqua – LOL! It is definitely a challenge, but I am enjoying it!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Iris HarborneJanuary 23, 2016 - 1:15 am

    I just love this card. I was looking at it, thinking it is one if love to make for my friends birthday when I realised it is today’s giveaway. I’m definitely a pink girl but sometimes I can surprise myself by using vibrant colours outside the usual spectrum. Must look for the due with the flame in the centre – that’s a real winner. Thanks again for for three fabulous ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 23, 2016 - 4:50 am

    Good morning Becca,
    This is another simply beautiful card flower and i do like your pine cone flowers as they look beautiful as such. I love the colours, the bow with all its loops and pearl ends, the dies that you have used to create this work of art and the beautiful sentiment that just says everything you want to say. Thank you Becca for your work of art that is pure joy to look at.
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 23, 2016 - 6:07 am

    What an awesome card here today again Becca, you just never disappoint and make beauty out of anything.
    The colors I most often grabs for is blue/green shades or at least different dusty colors or pastels what ever you call them. I love those soft dusty colors and they always looks nice on anything you make.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJanuary 23, 2016 - 7:21 am

    Beauty and Inspiration,
    Thank You Becca for sharing both with us.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca BillardJanuary 23, 2016 - 8:20 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love the flowers. I have this die but have not used it yet, going to have to give the flowers a try! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy WilliamsJanuary 23, 2016 - 8:42 am

    Love to use crisp white with English flower garden colors of yellows, blues, & pinks.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 23, 2016 - 8:54 am

    Oh my! This card is absolutely stunning, Becca! I adore everything about it from the beautiful flowers from the pinecone die to the dies and embossing folder that combines to create a piece of art. Even the ribbon is elegantly used! I nearly missed this post and I’m so this didn’t. This week has been hectic with medical appointments every single day. Unfortunately, we have more of the same this coming week as test results are coming back in preparation for traveling to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for my hubby’s specialized open heart surgery. We have a total of 20 medical appointments in January! I’m exhausted, as is my husband, but I come to Amazing Paper Grace and see your lovely creation and my mind moves from the stress of medical issues to the beauty of your art. When I saw this card in my favorite color, my heart smiled! Thank you, Becca for sharing a part of who you are and bringing sunshine to us.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WJanuary 23, 2016 - 9:16 am

    Thank you once again for the inspiration. The color I seem to always reach for is a shade of orange. I am not too sure why as I don’t wear this color but I really like how it looks in a card.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownJanuary 23, 2016 - 10:10 am

    WOW, I am head over heals in love with this card! Just love your flowers, the sentiment and your bow, especially with the pearls add to the streamers! Feminine all the way!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJanuary 23, 2016 - 11:55 am

    I love the color blue, usually blend it in with purples and add a touch of green , either as leaves or background.ReplyCancel

  • JuanitaJanuary 23, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    Such a beautiful card. Your creativity is amazing and you are truly blessed with your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJanuary 23, 2016 - 12:36 pm

    I have no one go to colour, but I do use pink and blue tones a lot. Love your gorgeous card Becca.

  • Kay McBrideJanuary 23, 2016 - 1:05 pm

    Well of course I missed yesterday, but couldn’t be helped. doctors appointment does take priority. Beautiful card I really like how you used the ovals and embossing together. thanks for sharing.

  • Marcie SmithJanuary 23, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    Just ordered Shady Alure. I am not sure how that folder has managed to escape me. I know you have used it in the past and I loved it then, but this time, I made sure I had it added to my arsenal. LOL I also ordered the pine-cone die cause I love the flower you made with it. I like it better as a flower then a pine cone that’s for sure. I personally think that Tim Holtz nailed the pine cone that he came out with and it would be really hard to top that one. But, thanks to you you saved spellbinders by coming up with a totally different use for this die and it really makes an impressive flower. Way to go Becca as always.

  • Diane MinerJanuary 23, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    I get so much love and spirituality by the beauty of your cards.ReplyCancel

  • MareJanuary 24, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    Becca, another amazing card. I try to make copies of your cards but they never turn out with your beauty. You are the best!ReplyCancel