An Extra Grand Happy Birthday

Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Papercrafts Extra Grand Birthday Sentiment and Spellbinders
Good morning sweet friends and happy weekend!  You’ll be relieved that I’m going to give gold a rest for today.  In fact, this card is all dies and even with all the frills it’s a very crisp card – I hope you like it.   Behind pink and gold, this green/blue is my color – I chose it for a birthday card today.   This week JustRite Papercraft  has been showing new releases for the month of September so the bold sentiment I’m using is from Extra Grand Birthday Wishes (psst, svgs are available for this set – HERE) and I’ve used the Garden Trellis Cling Background Stamp.
Birthday Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Papercrafts Extra Grand Birthday Sentiment and Spellbinders
I used lots of dies for this card but encourage you to use this only as inspiration and substitute what you have.  I made a point to use Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A and Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B because they are coordinated to stagger layers perfectly and makes it easy so out they came!  Don’t have them yet?  Optionally you can cut your own layers.   I mixed elements from Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One and Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Two– I love the look.  For my focal panel I used Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five and Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and finished off with a tiny accent from Spellbinders Corners and Accents One.  

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Create a card base with cream card stock that measures 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  (Card base is made with two pieces of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ paper scored and glued as in this Hinge Video.)
  2. From aqua mist card stock, cut/emboss 5 x 7 Matting Basics B #7.
  3. From white card stock, cut/emboss 5 x 7 Matting Basic A #7, adhere directly to aqua mist panel.
  4. Stamp Garden Trellis background stamp onto aqua mist card stock, emboss with white embossing powder then cut/emboss with 5 x 7 Matting Basics #5 adhere to previous panel with one layer of foam tape.
  5. On two separate pieces of 3″ x 5″ cardstock emboss/cut two panels using A2 Scalloped Borders One (scalloped/dotted edge) butted up agains A2 Scalloped Borders Two (filigree element with heart motif in center)
  6. Adhere two scalloped pieces with scallop on outside, adhere to previous panels with one layer of foam tape.
  7. From aqua mist cardstock, cut/emboss Labels Twenty Five #4, adhere to previous panels with one layer of foam tape.
  8. Attach a 9″ piece of ribbon vertically to stack of panels adhering ribbon in back with tape.  Attach stack of panels to card base using one layer of foam tape.
  9. Cut/Emboss Classic Ovals LG #5.  Stamp with Extra Grand  Happy Birthday.  Attach to card base using one layer of foam tape.
  10. Cut/emboss small scroll piece from Corners and Accents One and attach to end of oval.
  11. Add bow, button and pearls.
Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftExtra Grand Birthday Wishes, Garden Trellis Cling Background Stamp
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80 lb, PTI Aqua Mist Card Stock
Ink: Versamark and White Embossing Powder, Fresh Ink – Pool
Accessories: Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics B, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One, Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders Two, Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large, Spellbinders Corners and Accents One, The Paper Studio Pearls,Silk Ribbon, Button

Be sure to pop in and visit the other designers who have creations to show today:
JustRite Inspiration • Becca Feeken • Debbie OlsonHeidi Blankenship • Eva Dobilas • Darsie BrunoKathy Jones Marisa Job •  Michele Kovack    Kristi Schurr

I’ve taken time to stay as caught up as possible on adding to the Question Parking Lot.  I’d love it if you all would circle back to these couple of posts linked below to see the answers. The Question Parking Lot is at the bottom of each post and I use it for extended education based on the questions asked.  I hope you find the tidbits useful . . . updates on these posts:

You all have my heart, thank you so much for stopping by :-) Everyone is always so supportive and I’ve been so blessed lately to have received some lovely messages and comments from you.  For that I sincerely thank you!  See you tomorrow!!!

Question Parking Lot:

  • Maureen KillenSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Dear Becca,
    What a pretty, pretty card. Once again you’ve done it.
    Love xxReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:12 am

    Gorgeous card, just amazingly gorgeous. I love the color, just love it. You have done an amazing job. WOWReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Hello Becca
    I just love this colour too!
    I have the A and B sets of 5×7 basics I find these Dies so useful!
    Lovely card again you are so clever Becca !
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Becca, I know I probably say this every time I comment on something you do, but this is so lovely! You out do yourself every time!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 6, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Oh my god Becca, this is not just your colors, it´s defintely mine too, and as it´s my birthday here in a weeek or so too, I cn feel it´s a bit fior me too ha ha ha. Sooooooo beautiful and sooooo well made as always hun. I absolutely LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaSeptember 6, 2014 - 10:10 am

    I just love the colors and all the dies Becca. This is just stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockSeptember 6, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Oh, I love this. Awesome layers AND you used one of my favorite colors.ReplyCancel

  • TammieSeptember 6, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Great color combo! The layers of dies work perfectly! You are an inspiration. Spellbinders should give you a raise!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 6, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, gorgeous colours and fabulous die-cuts, and the grande sentiment is beautiful, and definite ‘must have’.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Fran L.September 6, 2014 - 11:22 am

    Beautiful card, as always. I don’t know how you consistently create such gorgeous cards. Your talent amazes me. I so look forward to seeing your creations. God has truly blessed you with incredible talent. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WSeptember 6, 2014 - 11:56 am

    As always so beautiful Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 6, 2014 - 12:26 pm

    Such a beautiful card. Your bows are exquisite, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Loraine LewisSeptember 6, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    This card really is appealing to me today since it is such a cool and crisp one. It is going to be in the high 90’s today here in Oregon so we need all the “cooling” we can get. I really like the Labels 25 dies and have them on order. Thanks again for a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • DesireeSeptember 6, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    As always, love your creations! Thanks for sharing your talent. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Toni LuceroSeptember 6, 2014 - 2:50 pm


    Beautiful as always!


  • ElaineSeptember 6, 2014 - 4:48 pm

    Just perfect Becca ,i love it .
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • CynthiaSeptember 6, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    What a gorgeous card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 6, 2014 - 5:27 pm

    What a beautiful birthday card! I love the color you’ve chosen – so cheerful! It is a wonderful inspiration for layering, too, which is such a lovely look. Thanks so much, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingSeptember 6, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    I really like this one – and I don’t mind all the gold we’ve been seeing, just so’s yanno…

    Very pretty color, just lovely.


  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 6, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful colors on the pallette. Love everything about this card.
    Clicking on the first two of the Question Parking Lot, I didn’t see where the question or answer was. It worked fine on the last one though. Just wondering??
    I never get sick of the gold and cream. Keep it coming!!!!!

  • Ginny IngramSeptember 6, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    This is a beautiful card! I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm

    BEAUTIFUL !ReplyCancel

  • FloSeptember 7, 2014 - 2:24 am

    Elegant and multi-layered; love the colors used.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BSeptember 7, 2014 - 3:35 am

    Hi Becca. You have used lots of dies haven’t you! It looks beautiful and I love the Extra Grand sentiments. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 7, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Love it, again a gorgeous card. The colors are awesome together and all the dies you used work wonderful together. Wish my brain could come up with these combinations so come up with. Until I can I will just watch you in aye!!! ThanksReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 7, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Love how you mixed the border dies and layered the sentiment tag over them, Lovely card, pretty color!ReplyCancel

  • Diana StewartSeptember 7, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    Hey Becca, One word….Incredible! Love, love the colors and the pieces that are layered. Keep them coming.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 8, 2014 - 9:01 am

    Love this one also – very beccaesque.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerSeptember 17, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Beautiful! I certainly DO love it! The colors are very fresh, and such pretty dies!ReplyCancel