Celebrate Your Special Day

Hi there sweet friends — how about a card that will celebrate any special occasion?  I had a craving to do a filigree card so I started with a card base made from Spellbinders® Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight – one of my favorites.  For my card base I was able to cut two layers at once – there are not too many chads so it was relatively easy to get clean cuts.  If your die cut machine balks with two layers, you can try the technique I show in this —–> video, for a polished look.  On top of my base I layered Spellbinders® Gold Labels Four followed by Spellbinders® Labels Thirty which is cut from some sweet rose paper at ByDigital called Romantic Time.  (My rose design paper layer is backed up by a cream layer of Labels Thirty simply cut in half horizontally.)  The top element is cut using Labels Thirty as well, then trimmed down to the sides of the stamped frame from JustRite Papercrafts set – Birthday Vintage Labels Four.
I felt like I needed something to create some texture within the design so the two half round circles are a little piece of serendipity – I used Spellbinders® Die D-Lites Window Two.

Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Birthday Vintage Labels Four
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, EK Success – Cloud, ByDigital – Romantic Time
Ink:  Amuse – Eucalyptus, French Roast
Spellbinders® Enchanted Labels Twenty EightSpellbinders® Gold Labels Four, Spellbinders® Labels ThirtySpellbinders® Die D-Lites Window TwoMay Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

I’ve been savoring the amazing weather that has been coming my way.  A new glider on my porch has become my favorite hangout with morning coffee and I’ve been drinking in the morning air with a thirst that surprises even me.  Two new plants found their way into my new spot even though I can in no way claim a green thumb.  These are blissful, blessed days and as much as I savor my little oasis, I equally savor the time spent here with you.   Thank you and bless you!!  P.S.  I’m trying to answer email these days . . . perhaps my computer needs to come out to my new spot, what do you think?

  • Dottie DavisMay 14, 2013 - 6:32 am

    The pastel blue with the flower paper is absolutely enchanting. The whole card is really lovely. I hadn’t thought of purchasing S. Labels 30 as I have several close to it, but after seeing it used in this way well… As far as that porch goes enjoyed with coffee in the morning, I don’t think there are words to describe that depth of delight. We have a little porch where read and watch the sun go down…just luscious, indescribable pleasure. Hard to think of computers pondering those other moments.ReplyCancel

  • KathRMay 14, 2013 - 6:43 am

    An Absolutely Stunning Becca, it really is Beautiful, as are all your cards….
    Hugz Kath…xx…ReplyCancel

  • KathRMay 14, 2013 - 6:44 am

    It’s meant to say An Absolutely Stunning Card…ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 14, 2013 - 6:50 am

    Oh my goodnes, this is so gorgeous again Becca. Maybe I should try and make you this one after, when my oldest granddaughter is graduating here next month. She has already told me, that she expect something special, as I´ve always made special cards for them all for their birthdays, so now she think, I have to make an even more special one for this very special occasion, as she´s the very first in our family ever, who´s graduating this kind of school here. I´m not sure, what you call it, as it´s more than highschool but not quite university, where she starts after the holiday, so she´s sooo proud, and ofcause she deserves a special card for this.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 14, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Loving the blue, pink and natural white combination. What can I say….? Stunning as always!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • LenoriaMay 14, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Becca, I love your frilly designs, they are such a blessing to me! This card is beautiful, feminine, and just so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • RitaMay 14, 2013 - 6:57 am

    What a Stunning card Becca. Its so beautiful and I do have the Spellbinders dies but not the Justrite stamps. Need those methinks. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 14, 2013 - 6:59 am

    Stunning….the colors are just fabulous! I so love all the pearls too! Beautiful….thank you so much for sharing! What a wonder start to my day!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 14, 2013 - 7:46 am

    Gorgeous that all I can say, love every part of this card, wow just wowReplyCancel

  • VickyMay 14, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Love this card – it is gorgeous!!! I’m going to work with my Spellbinders a bit more. This is a perfect card for anything!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 14, 2013 - 7:50 am

    Your card could charm the birds out of the trees. It is simply beautiful. I love the layers and the colour combo you’ve chosen. I could sit and look at it for hours.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KMay 14, 2013 - 7:53 am

    Love this card, beautiful design.ReplyCancel

  • CaroleMay 14, 2013 - 7:58 am

    Just having returned from our “winter house” in the southwest, I haven’t been able to get my crafting items unpacked yet. Today I will! This is one of the most beautiful cards that you have shared with us. You have out done yourself! God has blessed you with such wonderful talents – including a very loving and kind heart! Thank you…….ReplyCancel

  • LoisMay 14, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Having the glider as a special retreat in the morning should be just that. If you take your computer out there, it ruins that peaceful setting which you will never reclaim. Even if you don’t take the computer out there again, the peace is not the same. We can wait for a reply to any of our questions rather than spoil your peaceful place. This is one way you can take care of yourself. Enjoy the peace of the Lord. Also love the card and plan to watch the video.ReplyCancel

  • DeeMay 14, 2013 - 8:27 am

    You do such a beautiful job of incorporating your ribbons and pearls that add just the right amount of texture and excitement to your cards. Bravo!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterMay 14, 2013 - 8:51 am

    Beautiful, you are the queen of layering, such a pretty combo of dies!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 14, 2013 - 8:52 am

    JAW DROPPING GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:OReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithMay 14, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Becca, your creativity is so inspirational. You explain your cards in a way that makes those less gifted feel they can actually create something beautiful too. Your creations nake me want to pull out my Spellbinder dies and get to work. This means so much to me because too many years of health issues have kept me from crafting the way I would like. Today I plan to re-create this lovely card. Thank you for your devotion to those who follow you. God bless you.

  • ChelseaMay 14, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Pretty!! So very pretty! Love the layers, love the color. And exactly as advertised – perfect for any occasion! Thank you for posting such a lovely inspiration for us!
    Enjoy your cool restful mornings…won’t be long before the heat and humidity run you back indoors. So savor those moments on the glider to restore and refresh yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Jan LtcMay 14, 2013 - 10:14 am

    Fabulous work Rebecca! Thanks for the inspiration xx JanReplyCancel

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  • LageneMay 14, 2013 - 11:39 am

    Gorgeous card, I love your wonderful layers!ReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsMay 14, 2013 - 11:43 am

    Enjoy your glider and this great weather we have here in Florida. Love the 60 degree mornings which allow me to walk which is my outlet like your glider. Love this exceptionally beautiful card, just as I do all of your creations! Know you are reading your emails as I was so very tickled to get a reply from you last week. Couldn’t have been happier if I had gotten an email from Elvis as I was to get one from YOU!!!! My inspiration for Spellbinder creations!!

  • mollieMay 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    what a delight . thi card hit all the requirments

    keep them coming.

    thank youReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 14, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    This is a wowser of a card must whatch the video to try this .MelanieReplyCancel

  • EveleneMay 14, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Such a gorgeous card. Love the layering with the versatility of the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryMay 14, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    Morning Becca, wow just love this card and its so nice to see so many layers all so different. I have tried to cut the Gold Labels Four with no success, it just dosn’t cut clean any hints please.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie EricksonMay 14, 2013 - 4:01 pm

    Love this card! Thank you for telling us about the By Digital paper, which I’ve found delightful. I always check out your list of supplies, but I’m having trouble finding the paper, which you listed as EK Success – Cloud. Any helps?ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaMay 14, 2013 - 5:19 pm

    Love the card. The digi paper in blue is heart warming and reminds you of a lovely garden.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersMay 14, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Becca I absolutely love your cards they are so inspiring. Like so many others I think I have enough dies but along comes another gorgeous card and……………… I love the colours too, they are forever timeless & so pretty.
    I have made a wish list a mile long.
    These cards are truly an outward statement of a beauty within.
    God bless

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  • Diana G. StewartMay 14, 2013 - 6:44 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Unbelievable! I really like the soft colors and the layering.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMay 14, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Angie BrownMay 14, 2013 - 7:55 pm

    Wow Becca,
    You just blew me away with this gorgeous card.., Your creativity is simply amazing,.. the way you put your cards together is a class act in its own league. Thank you so very much for continuously inspiring us all. God bless youReplyCancel

  • KayleneMay 14, 2013 - 8:46 pm

    Simply beautiful…although it dosent look simple at all! What a beautiful card and such pretty colors. Love itReplyCancel

  • Michel EMay 14, 2013 - 9:42 pm


  • Claire SMay 14, 2013 - 10:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and perfect video!!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  • SusanMay 14, 2013 - 10:23 pm

    This card is absolutely lovely. Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 14, 2013 - 11:26 pm

    This is my first comment on your blog Becca which I only discovered a couple of weeks ago – its taken me that long to pluck up the courage to say something! I have never seen such beautiful cards – the filigree backgounds are so unusual and such a delight – you have inspired me to have a go and for first attempts (I’ve tried 2 so far), they are not bad although not as good as yours! It seems for you and other bloggers comments, you are having heat in the US – here in the UK it is cold, wet and windy for May and its back to jumper weather – we have had a few weeks of wearing t shirts though – hopefully some warmth and sun will return soon. In the meantime you have turned me into a filigree filly so thanks for the inspiration – it’s really appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 15, 2013 - 6:07 am

    Morning Becca, WOW, another creation of gorgeousness, loving the beautiful patterned paper and the gorgeous dies used, and what a brilliant idea to use the tops of the D-Lites window to create the doily shape, genius. I have just re-watched your video on your base cards, ready to start making my own, as they are so delicate and pretty, I love all your creations.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx
    PS We have got rain, rain and more rain, here in the UK, make the most of your sun, maybe you could send us some of yours ha ha xxReplyCancel

  • loftylassMay 15, 2013 - 9:58 am

    How beautiful Becca – love all the layers – the gorgeous paper and the sentiment stamp has been added to my ‘list’. Love the idea of having your morning cuppa on the porch….. it’s cold and wet here in the North East of England. Thanks for sharing your day with us.
    Heather (UK)

  • dianeMay 15, 2013 - 10:45 am

    WOW Becca, This is so beautiful , but everything you make always is. I love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • lynn wildingMay 15, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Hi Becca, I live in England and just adore your creations. Could I ask
    what sort of card do you use as I have difficulty with Spellbinders fancy dies cutting right thru, even when using card shims. Any suggestions please? I use new style cuttlebug and have to put die thru several times.ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMay 15, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    So gorgeous! I am never disappointed by my visits to your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WMay 15, 2013 - 11:14 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a card you’ve made that I haven’t liked but this one made my jaw drop! WOW! I really like all the details, the die cuts and the colors are gorgeous! My SB wish list just got a lot longer!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WAMay 16, 2013 - 11:14 am

    You are very clever with how you use your dies. Gorgeous card! I really love the Enchanted Labels 28 also. Am looking forward to getting one for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel BasnettMay 16, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    We are surely blessed with your beautiful creations Becca..thank you for sharing with us!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn MaeMay 19, 2013 - 5:55 pm

    I really love your cards. They are always so beautiful and elegant. Very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tina DuquetteMay 19, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    watched Very much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Tina DuquetteMay 19, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    looking for the paper punch used in “How’d She Do That, Fluttering Butterflies” on You Tube. Any info GREATLY appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 19, 2013 - 11:53 pm

    Such a beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • LenoriaMay 20, 2013 - 7:54 am

    Becca, this card is so sweet and elegant and just speaks to my heart!ReplyCancel

  • JeannieMay 27, 2013 - 7:05 am

    What a beautiful card! Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight is now on my list of must get dies.ReplyCancel