Carve Your Blessings in Stone

Card Making Ideas from Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Learn to Write Your Hurts and Spellbinders
Happy weekend friends, today I have a card to share using a sentiment I love from Quietfire Design.  The sentiment is called “Learn to Write Your Hurts in the Sand”; pulled proudly from my stash when I realized I’ve never used it before.  It does me as well stamping it and turning the meaning over in my mind as it does sending it out to someone who welcomes the message — does that happen to you when you stamp.?  I think a huge part of why we stamp is empathy – we know how we feel when we get a meaningful card and the sentiment resonates with us – at least that’s how I operate :-)  In the scheme of things this is an easier card than most – instead of my normal layers, I covered my focal panel with a piece of sheer fabric that is edged with lace.  Beyond that I added Spellbinders Window Three, flowers made from Spellbinders Rose Creations and wonderful tendrils from Spellbinders Sprigs (love!!)


Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base  7-1/2″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide (or see how to make that size with the Hinge Technique HERE) , foam tape, white matting panel cut to 7-1/8″ x 5″, cover with lace fabric and sentiment stamped on the bottom, foam tape, die cut layer using Windows Three, 7 flowers created with Rose Creations and Sprigs. As always, stack, position ribbon, pearls, flowers and bow on correct layer, admire, then glue!

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Learn to Write Your Hurts in the Sand
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Ink: amuse – Seattle and Pebble
Accessories: Spellbinders Sprigs, Spellbinders Rose CreationsSpellbinders Window Three, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Lace, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you’re have a sweet and wonderful day!


  • Laura O ConnorNovember 23, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    love the sentiment and the d-lite window,fab card .Laura OReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 23, 2013 - 2:30 pm

    Gorgeous card Beca….as always!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 23, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    I AGREE with you Becca! It IS out of empathy! :) AND WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD you’ve created!!!!!!! I’ve thought of doing the fabric thing too!:) AND your sentiment is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! I “NEED” to check out this company! (How many times have you stamped using their stamps???? DAH BECKY!!! ) TOTALLY STUNNING CARD!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingNovember 23, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    I love this saying – and i really like what you did with the fabric background. Gorgeous! And yes, Becky Green, you do need to check out Quietfire Designs – Suzanne is amazing!

    Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownNovember 23, 2013 - 2:55 pm


  • Gloria WestermanNovember 23, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Oh Becca this is gorgeous….I love the material idea….so inspirational….love it…tfsReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanNovember 23, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this card. The sentiment is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • LoisNovember 23, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    How true the saying. Your card is very beautiful. Good design.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 23, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    Hello Becca
    Again you come up with the most amazing cards!
    I simply adore the white on white so elegant!
    Take care

  • Mary MacNovember 23, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Magnificent card Becca and a wonderful sentiment well worth ‘learning’ and living out.ReplyCancel

  • Margie vossNovember 23, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    what a beautiful card but most of ALL the sentiment…thanks margie vReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 23, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    Becca, the card is beautiful! I’ve often seen this quote by an unknown author and I love it. I agree with empathy and stamping/creating. Much joy!ReplyCancel

  • Shirley TerrettaNovember 23, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Love this card, it is elegant and really stunning. I love white on white. Thank you.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. (U.K.) xxxReplyCancel

  • Carol H.November 23, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    So, so very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LynneZNovember 23, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Becca – Your card is simply lovely. Thanks for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 23, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Beautiful!! Love the lace and of course the dies from Spellbinders!ReplyCancel

  • Diana G. StewartNovember 23, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    Awesome elegance.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 24, 2013 - 1:44 am

    Gorgeous, elegant card with a beautiful message.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 24, 2013 - 2:13 am

    Great sentiment and love the used of the sheer material – lovely as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BNovember 24, 2013 - 2:39 am

    Hi Becca. Gorgeous card. I love the lace edged fabric and the way you have used it. The sentiment is beautiful, one that we should all heed. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 24, 2013 - 2:41 am

    WAUW Becca, this is just another really gorgeous creation this week. Sooooo beautiful and those words are so true, and I wish all people knew them and would live after them, then this world would be sooo much better for many others too. Really gorgeous work. I love the lace fabric, but it´s sooo hard to find here these days, and I have looked for it for other projects, where I wanted to use it, because I think, it´s soooo cool for romantic works.
    Hope you´re having a wonderful week-end too hun and look after your self too.ReplyCancel

  • IslaNovember 24, 2013 - 3:16 am

    I love all of your cards Becca, but I have to say, this one really took my breath away! Beyond beautiful! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)November 24, 2013 - 3:39 am

    So absolutely elegantly gorgeous! And a wonderful sentiment too!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Katy (UK)November 24, 2013 - 4:20 am

    Only one word needed.

  • CraftysusanNovember 24, 2013 - 4:26 am

    Becca you have excelled yourself. There are no words to express how beautiful this card is. xReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 24, 2013 - 4:28 am

    WOW Becca you certainly have a gift ,Your cards are always beautiful and this one is no exception .

    Elaine H xReplyCancel

  • RoseNovember 24, 2013 - 4:44 am

    What a truly beautiful card Becca. And I love the sentiment…..
    Great idea to use fabric as the background……….
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • Eveline MüllerNovember 24, 2013 - 5:35 am

    Eine zauberhafte Karte.

    LG EveReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellNovember 24, 2013 - 6:03 am

    Love this card, it is so elegant and the wording is so greatReplyCancel

  • Terri WNovember 24, 2013 - 7:43 am


  • poojaNovember 24, 2013 - 8:04 am

    Ohh my its gorgeous..stunning..beautiful !!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealNovember 24, 2013 - 11:23 am

    I’m enchanted with your beautiful card. Delicate, yet strong; the perfect showcase for Suzanne’s lovely sentiment. Your use of fabric creates a gentle, sweet charm for the whole card. I’m simply wow’d.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleNovember 24, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Beautiful card. I just bought a piece of Christmas fabric to do the same sort of thing, so this helps me get going on it. Thank you for all your inspirations!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerNovember 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    A beautiful card for a beautiful sentiment. My goodness. The fabric is a lovely touch. Simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • LageneNovember 24, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    Very elegant card, wonderful sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • KerryNovember 24, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Still creating gorgeous cards and projects, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Iris O. CallNovember 24, 2013 - 11:49 pm

    I’m looking at some of your cards and out of my mouth comes out these words: Wow, Incredible, Awesome, Amazing, Beautiful and I only seeing 2 of your cards. I make cards too, but nothing like yours. I hope one day I will be able to make at least one like yours. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaNovember 25, 2013 - 5:52 am

    Hi, Becca! I’ve been away for a while. My dh had open heart surgery and we’ve been busy recovering and adjusting to our new “normal.” Had to pop over this morning to see what you’ve been up to and found this glorious creation. It’s heavenly…all that white and those gorgeous roses. Love the sentiment, too. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 25, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Gorgeous, love that lace for the background, sweet embellishing!!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeNovember 27, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I missed this one and i don’t know how as my inbuilt radar normally sends the finger to your blog each morning after i’ve been onto Sue’s blog. What a stunningly beautiful but simplistic card you have designed. I have to agree with what you say about sentiments as before i tried my hand at making cards, i got fed up trying to find one that said what i wanted it to say, hence the reason i think i took up making them. This one would make a beautiful wedding card especially if it was a low key affair that the couple were having. A card can say a million words with just a few of them, saying it all.
    Love and crafty hugs

  • Petra SzakallDecember 5, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Very beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 6, 2013 - 7:07 am

    Beautiful, Becca…. I do love white on white and, like you, find great meaning in that sentiment. If I could buy all the sentiments that I love, I’d be swimming in them (and broke) !! Which reminds me, we’ve seen one little spot in your crafting area… how about a full tour sometime?ReplyCancel

  • PeggyGeeDecember 10, 2013 - 8:20 am

    This card is truly breathtaking !! Thanks for inspiring us to do more and be better.ReplyCancel