Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design and Spellbinders Labels 39 -
Good morning friends!  Today I’m sharing a Christmas card with you using a brand new, beautiful sentiment from Quietfire Design!  Oh goodness, it’s beautifully penned by Suzanne Cannon and commands center stage on the card.  I thought that the elegance of her script called for a traditional card so I reached for the deep red, forest green and gold.  For my layers I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, Spellbinders Labels Thirty Nine and the oval from Spellbinders Filigree Delight.

I started out with a 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card base and added a layer of design paper with a text design.  Next I added green design paper and cut Bracket Borders One on each end.   The sentiment is stamped on the oval from Filigree Delight then stacked on top of Labels Thirty Nine and then finally stacked onto Floral Ovals.  Slowly but surely I am adding to my stash of cards for Christmas and this beautiful sentiment is a great addition to my collection of Christmas sayings:-)

Rubber Stamps Quietfire Design – Christmas Waves a Magic Wand
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth, Simple Stories, Gold Paper, Velvet Paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories Spellbinders Floral OvalsSpellbinders A2 Bracket Borders OneSpellbinders Labels Thirty Nine and the oval from Spellbinders Filigree DelightThe Paper Studio Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Tiny Prima Flowers

How are you coming on your Christmas cards?  Do you space them out over time or are you a last minute Lucy?  Lol, I’m a little of both – I space them out until I realize how close we are to the date, then I panic and the frenzy starts!  Thanks so much for stopping by friends, I’ll see you soon!!


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  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Hello Becca
    That was lucky, a new edition just as I got there!
    I look at your cards and think…why don’t I think like this ?
    This is absolutely beautiful ….again!!
    You inspire me with all these wonderful ideas of yours.
    I must go back and read again even though I have some of the Dies…. I try to improvise !
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:23 am

    This is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:24 am

    Very very pretty, Becca! Have most of these dies – yahoo! I have 4 birthdays in October so have them done and now plan to start the Christmas cards. Hope to get them done by Nov. 1.

  • Leslie ScholesSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Absolutely beautiful as usual! Christmas cards are my favorite so I make them over time. I’m down to sending 85 cards (from 125) and like to get them out on “Black Friday”. I make about a dozen “special” cards and this year they will be (my version of) Becca cards… Thank you for your continued inspiration! Your humble follower – LeslieReplyCancel

  • PamSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Stunning work here as always Becca. I love your beautiful card here today.
    I must confess, that I´m one pof those last minutes almost every year, even I decide to get started early, it just never happens, as there´s always soo much else, I need to do first, and suddenly it´s that time again LOL:
    Have a wonderful week ahead now and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WSeptember 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Love this – classy and classic – well I haven’t made a CCard yet in 2014 but I have been planning and buying all the bits n bobs – the sun is out here today on the last day of September so it’s been a day of outdoor ‘must do jobs before the weather turns’ . I have 7 female bday cards, 1 male bday card and 1 wedding anniversary card to do before I am then free to concentrate solely on Ccards. My target is to complete those by end of November – we shall see….! Thanks for sharing and inspiring –ReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 30, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Hi Becca
    WOW ! i am loving all your Christmas cards all so classy , i count how many C Cards i need then space them out throughout the year upto the end of August , then it leaves me my 12 special boxed cards that take me longer of course .
    Take Care
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 30, 2014 - 10:08 am

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!! Thank you for the inspiration! I haven’t started a single card, but I have made a bunch of gift tags. Do those count?? :DReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 30, 2014 - 10:16 am

    Hi Becca,

    Another stunning card but this time with a stunning verse too. All your verses/sentiments are beautiful but this particularly, unusual and very elegant.

    Love the traditional colours of Christmas on this one. Great use of dies.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Becky GreenSeptember 30, 2014 - 10:54 am

    I am not a “last minute Lucy,” but I don’t usually work on them throughout the year either! LOL I like to find a set I like & make them all the same–working so I am not in a frenzy. That way I don’t repeat one for someone in the following years! But, I have been doing one every-so-often for challenges this year. ( I have done some in the past too.) I have let our daughter have those & any others I have extra for her friends in the past. It makes her happy!!!

    Your card is LOVELY BECCA!!! I LOVE the “traditional” colors & the GOLD!!! :D SPECTACULAR! And your sentiment is LOVELY TOO!!!!!!!!:DReplyCancel

  • Margie vossSeptember 30, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Hi. Ms Becca your cards are beatufull ,A child of God always shines no matter what they do……ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 30, 2014 - 11:54 am

    Another stunning creation, Becca. The traditional colours are so lovely and classy.
    I’m always behind with my Christmas card making, but it’s because we have a big building project on at Church, so I have to make a few hundred cards for fund raising. I always get to do mine last lol!
    It has been a beautiful autumnal day here across the pond and I have sat in the garden adding foam pads to the backs of the nativity toppers I am making this year. I work in batches, so it was the turn of the shepherds today, wise men yesterday, the Holy Family tomorrow and angels on Thursday! I pre-stamp the greetings and score tram lines for decoration, then add the toppers and Stickles before bagging them the following day. My lounge is full of Christmas cards drying :o)
    I WILL get to do mine soon lol!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • christiSeptember 30, 2014 - 11:57 am

    oh my, gorgeous card. that red paper is awesome. really got my attention.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DSeptember 30, 2014 - 12:06 pm

    Another Gorgeous card! Your work is so amazingly beautiful. Love the red on this holiday card.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)September 30, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Hi Becca. This card is stunning. I love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 30, 2014 - 12:58 pm

    Wow gorgeous! That red looks like some kind of ultra soft crush velvet, it is so gorgeous on its own. Great card thanksReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 30, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Good evening Becca,

    This card is beautiful and the sentiment is so lovely. I always make about 12 “Extra Special” cards for family and special friends and this falls into that category, but then so do a few of your earlier postings – decisions, decisions!

    Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderSeptember 30, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    The traditional colors and text paper makes for a beautiful vintage card. Love it…ReplyCancel

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  • Dottie DavisSeptember 30, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    I’m a traditional Christmas colors gal so this card appealed to me. I love the deep rich colors and the dies you used. For me, I’m trying to get up to speed with all the October cards, about 12. And always making a stash for sympathy cards for the different seasons of the year. I make many similar cards for those thank you’s to the delivery man, mail man etc. Those are done. But the regular sized cards I use the same colors but lots of different combinations. Found out for me this was the way to go to get them done. I do make specialty cards for family or friends that are close and those I haven’t even thought up yet! Therefore, when Oct’s are done I am hot to get crackin on the wonderful Season of celebrating our Saviors birth.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 30, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Oh my that is gorgeous, so love these colors, the deep red just pops against that green and the gold gives it that elegant touch, wonderful use of the dies once again!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKSeptember 30, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca,
    The sentiment is lovely and the colours you have used are just perfect,

  • Michelle P BSeptember 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful…..(love the gold..and velvet paper….and lovely sentiment)ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsSeptember 30, 2014 - 8:14 pm

    Thanks you so much for using the new Quietfire Design stamps. It looks so elegant in your traditional setting! I love red and gold for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Kim BSeptember 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm

    This card is so very elegant and inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanOctober 1, 2014 - 1:58 am

    Gorgeous card Becca. The floral oval die is one of my favourites and the one I seem to use the most for my sentiments. Love the colour scheme of your card and as I have all the ingredients I will certainly try and recreate this card. I made a bundle of Christmas cards last year so had quite a lot left over so I am hoping I don’t have too many more to make for this year but I am leaving it quite late to start. There are so many birthdays in September and October for me. I must get more organised. Take care xxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 1, 2014 - 8:14 am

    Afternoon Becca, This card is stunning, lovely colours and fabulous die-cuts.
    I don’t even want to think about ‘C’ cards yet haha, I must admit I like to hang on to Summertime as long as I can, and there is always work to be done in the garden, so my ‘C’ cards are always done in December, when all the outside jobs are over, but I really love to get inspiration from all the Christmas cards you show, and hopefully I can incorporate some or your ‘magic’ into mine.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseOctober 1, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Gorgeous card. Great colors…perfect for the sentiment. I make cards throughout the year for all the holidays, and usually have extras here and there. So I check my stash, and make up the rest, usually a month prior.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.October 1, 2014 - 6:48 pm

    These rich colors are my favorite of the Christmas colors I think. Love the way you’ve layered all these luscious dies, but I’m especially impressed with the way you’ve used the bracket borders. I shall be trying this idea, as I’ve only done it as a single border either at the bottom or side of a card. It’s really a grand design motif the way you have it on this green. LOVE it! TFS & Blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McbrideOctober 2, 2014 - 11:41 am

    This is a winner. I really like the variety of papers and dies. The bracket border dies add a special touch along with the velvet and gold. I will add this one to my stash.