Christmas Waves a Magic Wand

Sweet blog friends, I hope you are embarking on a fabulous Monday!!   Me? There are lots of little projects on my desk and I’m having a distracted time trying to make myself finish off some pressing deadlines before jumping on another idea that pops into my head.  Ever have that happen to you?  While I was taking a break over the weekend it dawned on me that every Christmas I make a simple red and white card.  I just love the pop of the color, so I cranked this out very quickly.  It’s much simpler than what I normally make but I didn’t want it to get complicated, keeping the color the focal point.  My sweet friend Suzanne with Quietfire Design put some amazing Christmas Stamps in my hand this season and this one was calling out to be framed – Christmas Waves a Magic Wand.  
I started out with a white card base and added the fully embossed motif from Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Winter Wonders (Side B).  I mounted the embossed panel, matted with red onto my card base.  Using Spellbinders™ Marvelous Squares and the second and third largest templates, I created my frame.   I lined my frame with a negative cutout left over from cutting Spellbinders™ Labels Twenty Six – taking care to make sure that none of the red showed on the outside of my frame.  Next, I added a layer of foam tape under each layer to elevate the frame and give it some depth.  Lastly a big bow :-)  Many of you ask how I tie them, and would you be surprised if I told you that 99% of the bows I make are made using the Peg Bow Maker?  It  comes with a DVD that shows the double and triple bows I make – mystery solved!!

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Christmas Waves a Magic Wand
Paper: Bazill
Ink: Amuse – Cranberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Marvelous SquaresSpellbinders™ Labels Twenty SixSpellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Winter Wonders (Side B)Peg Bow Maker, Ribbon, Recollections Pearls

You so make me smile!  Happy Monday Friends!

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 17, 2012 - 9:50 am

    I love the embossed background and beautiful bow on this elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 17, 2012 - 10:16 am

    Beautiful card, embossing, die cuts and a Becca Bow. TFS,ReplyCancel

  • NevaDecember 17, 2012 - 10:30 am

    This is so very pretty, nice & bright!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherry LowmasterDecember 17, 2012 - 10:30 am


  • GloriaDecember 17, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Love it Becca! And that bow makes it! I am still trying to learn on your bow maker!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • jean w.December 17, 2012 - 10:38 am

    Becca glad to see your back. Trust your recovery is continuing on in a good way! Blessed Christmas and thanks for posting this awesome card!
    The white red combo is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • jean w.December 17, 2012 - 10:40 am

    That should read you are back! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • ConnieDecember 17, 2012 - 10:40 am

    There’s nothing wrong with simple…it is so elegant. Beautiful, as always! Love the embossing, too.ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessDecember 17, 2012 - 10:44 am

    Very beautiful. Love the bright red with only white. EdnaReplyCancel

  • janeyDecember 17, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Love the card and bow. I can’t even count how many times I’ve used the Peg Bow maker – multiple cards for my stamping group and now for my sweet family. Thanks for that, too!ReplyCancel

  • Donna RDecember 17, 2012 - 10:46 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love the embossing and the pop of color!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 17, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Beautiful, Becca!! I too love the embossing and the red & white color scheme…Happy Monday to you too!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKDecember 17, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I love the red and white, so gorgeous together! Hope you continue to get well! Christine xReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 17, 2012 - 11:35 am

    What a knock-out! It’s a fabulous card. But then again, you only do fabulous. And I agree with all the other Peg Bow Maker fans – it’s great. Not just for cards, but also for decorating other stuff, like wreaths, presents, swags, etc. The need for bows at Christmas is never-ending. Thanks for your post. Enjoyed it as always.ReplyCancel

  • Darlene PDecember 17, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Becca the card is simply GORGEOUS!!!!! It’s good to have you back. I hope that you are recovering nicely. The bowmaker is on my Christmas list, together with the link. Let’s hope my hubby follows through!!!ReplyCancel

  • Billie ADecember 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Love this card and the colors. The reindeer and bling are perfect. Awesome workReplyCancel

  • Billie ADecember 17, 2012 - 11:46 am

    Wow White and Red are stunning and so much lovely texture. Love thisReplyCancel

  • SueDecember 17, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Thank you Becca for some MUCH NEEDED inspiration. I have no holiday spirit. I made one card. I have no decorating done and I don’t think I am going to do any LOL I have a hubby and am blessed with 6 grandchildren so I am not alone like so many others. Your cards are so beautiful maybe give me a kick LOL Have a beautiful Holiday Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 17, 2012 - 12:34 pm

    Love, love, love the red and white. This would be a good and fairly easy one for my hubby! Thanks for sharing. I have the bowmaker on my list for Christmas!! I NEED IT!!!!!!!

  • ChelseaDecember 17, 2012 - 1:02 pm

    OOooo, Becca! The beautiful red and white – perfect for the Christmas season. And it is ideal with your sentiment. We are expecting snow this evening…the world does become softer and more beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from NZDecember 17, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Stunning card, Becca. I love the simplicity of the colour scheme, but then you showcase those two colours with the beauty of the die cuts. I just have to make this one. Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Patti WilleyDecember 17, 2012 - 1:48 pm

    Yahoo! I just treated myself to the Bow Maker! I’ve wanted your Bow Maker & Video for 2 years! I’m so excited! I just love bows they belong on every card! Lovely job on hurrying to make your red & white card Becca! Never a disappointment! Merry Christmas my dear!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

    It is so beautiful Becca, and maybe it´s kept very simple, but it´s still very very gorgeous. I really like this one a lot.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 17, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    Wow! What a simple but gorgeous Christmas card. Love it, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 17, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    BEAUTIFUL BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVELY SENTIMENT TOO!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • MercedesDecember 17, 2012 - 3:56 pm


  • FrancineDecember 17, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Super and not to difficult to do …maybe…

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 17, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    Beautiful card & a great bow. Been making cookies all day & Iam tired.

  • Dorina DDecember 17, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    GORGEOUS! Love the red & white of this beautiful card and the use of the negative label cut. TFSReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsDecember 17, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    beautiful frame for a beautiful stamp.ReplyCancel

  • YogiDecember 17, 2012 - 6:40 pm

    beautiful as always
    Have a great day and a healthy, happy, safe holiday seasonReplyCancel

  • SuzanneDecember 17, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    It’s so wonderful to see you creating again, Becca. Thank you for using the stamp so beautifully! A healthy and happy 2013 to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • SuziDecember 17, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    My first thought was the simple beauty! Then I thought, “Wait, Becca doesn’t do simple!” LOL! But with all the wonderful layers, die-cutting, embossing and ribbon, it’s not all that simple! Just simply beautiful! :o)ReplyCancel

  • JudyDecember 17, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Happy Monday to you Becca! I took one look at your red and white card and I said “OMG, I love this, and NEED to buy that embossing folder!” It is now on order, along with the pine tree folder, plus three others! Your card is absolutely gorgeous and strikingly beautiful. The first of the year when I start making my cards for 2013 (that’s what I’m saying now) I’ll be trying my best to duplicate your card. Thanks so much for sharing Becca, I always look forward to your posts.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleDecember 17, 2012 - 10:41 pm


  • RebekkaDecember 17, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    This is gorgeous! Love the red and white and love the embossing.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hDecember 18, 2012 - 6:58 am

    Love this card, its beautifulReplyCancel

  • Joyce HessenDecember 18, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Dear Becca
    I was so sorry to read that you have been in hospital.
    Wishing you only contiued better health.
    Missed you and your fabulous cards.
    Wishing you and your Family a wonderful
    Christmas and a great 2013.
    Happy Stamping always.
    With Stamping Hugs from Cape Town Joyce.ReplyCancel

  • pat LallathinDecember 18, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    love this card….the red and white only is beautiful. The embossing plate really stands out.ReplyCancel

  • pat LallathinDecember 18, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    did not know about the hospital. Soryy to hear about that . Hope you are doing better.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 18, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Oh, how I love the look of red and white!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card and your amazing techniques. Hope you continue to feel better each day.ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 19, 2012 - 10:20 am

    This red and white card is fabulous. I love the frame, bow — well, everything!ReplyCancel

  • BecDecember 19, 2012 - 5:28 pm

    All of your Christmas cards are fantastic, but this last one, “Make Merry” is so……..outstandingly beautiful to my eyes. Hope you are well now. It is rather dull without your posts coming in! You are our inspiration.ReplyCancel