Creative Team July Blog Hop – You’ve Been Framed

Framed Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Bella Claire Border and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list and links at
Good morning and thanks for joining us!  We have a blog hop going on today and the entire Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team spent the week creating with the Graceful Frame Maker.  We each picked a border from the Graceful Borders collection to work with and spun it into a mitered frame or mitered frame background for use on a card.   The Graceful Frame Maker is a die that will cut four miters to create a framed card  from borders, punched strips or tall dies – you can see a step by step tutorial —–> HERE and a video —-> HERE.

I’ll tell you a little bit about my card and will share a link list below so that you can see the creations of each person on the Creative Team as well as learn how to win a free Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection Die.

Framed Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Bella Claire Border and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list and links at
Recently I shared new dies with you from the Venise Lace Collection.  There’s a new border die in the collection called Bella Clair Border and I thought I’d give it a go with the Frame Maker Die.  Although it is a wide border, I was absolutely tickled with how it turned out — I thought it was pretty nifty for a card that uses only one die :-)

It went together so easy!  True story – when I have an intricate die, sometimes I’ll do a trial run with typewriter paper.  But today, I lined all four of these borders up, cut them once with the Frame Maker Die, and was done.  I just look at the result and it’s honestly hard to believe that it came from a straight border.  I can’t wait to have more time to try the Frame Maker with some of my 7″ tall card front dies that have unique edges.  I’m also going back through all my border dies and border punches.

Framed Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Bella Claire Border and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list and links at
The question I get so often is ‘how do you glue, secure and elevate the four pieces you get?’  Well, I get stealthy.  Simply turn your four pieces over and secure the joins on the miters with clear tape – anywhere you have a little bit of real estate.  Likewise, put little bits of foam tape (double decker) strategically where ever you have real estate.  To support the back of this die cut I used 16 small pieces of doubly stacked tape :-)  See, you’ve been framed!  And now here’s the hop information you’ll need:
Framed Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Bella Claire Border and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list and links at
How to Win:
Hop around to each Creative Team Member and leave a comment on each blog, one lucky winner will win a die of their choice from the Amazing Paper Grace Venise Lace Collection.    In making the rounds, a comment should be left on the July 11th Blog Post of each Creative Team member – in your comments let us know if there is a border or two that tickles your fancy.

When to Check Back:
We’ll pick and post a winner on Saturday July 15.  The winner will be posted on the Amazing Paper Grace Blog.

How to Claim:
The winner has two weeks from the time the blog post is published to claim their die.  Simply click on the contact tab at the top right hand corner of the Amazing Paper Grace blog, leave your mailing address and type the name of the die you’d like.  Becca will be sending out the winning die.  In fact, she’s currently all caught up on mailing out winning dies :-)

Who can Play:
Any of our lovely readers including our international friends.

Off We Go!
Visit Becca      –  at
Visit Melissa  – at
Visit Teresa    –  at
Visit Anita      – at
Visit Kristi      – at
Visit Joanna   – at

Stamps:  Amazing Paper Grace – Retired
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, My Minds Eye Paper
Ink:  Memento Luxe – Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Venise Lace, Graceful Frame Maker, Bella Claire BorderPL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, double sided satin ribbon, jeweled button

Hey there, do you have creations you’d like to share with us?  Tag your Instagram cards made with Amazing Paper Grace Dies with #amazingpapergrace and your creation may be featured during our next creative team round up.  If you’re a die collector, be sure to help a fellow collector and review your dies, how they cut and what you use them for on or – you can upload your creations right there as well.

  • KathyJuly 11, 2017 - 9:19 am

    Love all your dies, old n new, would be happy to win any of them, just love love your work…ReplyCancel

  • Carol bJuly 11, 2017 - 9:32 am

    The Isabella frame has a stunning border. It looks like cut work. I’ve always loved vintage linens and you have captured the look in your dies.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 11, 2017 - 9:33 am

    Awesome! I am really liking this die and the way you were able to miter this border. Thanks for the visual on the back showing how you put the cut border pieces together.ReplyCancel

  • Lynette SadowyJuly 11, 2017 - 9:43 am

    Not getting any work done today visiting everyone’s gorgeous creations. I love the new die Bella Clair. My favourite border die is the damask one I bought recently. Need to get the FrameMaker next! Thank you as always for your constant inspiration, Lynette aka AGH on Blogger.ReplyCancel

  • Sarina mcclentonJuly 11, 2017 - 9:44 am

    This one is beautiful as the others. The one border that I love working with this most is the Victoria Corner. This die has helped make my insert just beautiful. The Bella Clair Border is just remarkable.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 11, 2017 - 10:00 am

    All of your dies are a intricate & beautiful. Choosing one favorite would be tough for me.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJuly 11, 2017 - 10:10 am

    This is sooo beautiful as usual Becca, and I really can´t pick one die for another, as I just sooo love them all, and I really hope for, that the entire collection will come here, so I can get my hands of all of these, as I´m sooo in love with these. And you always gives us oo much amazing inspiration as this one here today. I LOVE your card, and can´t wait to see what the other girls have made too.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonJuly 11, 2017 - 10:13 am

    Oh goodness choosing which is always so hard. They are all beautiful and just makes us want more.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 11, 2017 - 10:25 am

    Hi Becca,
    Just another beauty! Love doing the blogs to each of your team members, so interesting to see what each do with the same product, “amazes” me, lovely lady!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • the kardladyJuly 11, 2017 - 10:45 am

    I just love this border Becca – you did a great job and I’ve already put it on my wish list! Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 11, 2017 - 10:49 am

    This card is gorgeous, love the die. Christine SReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 11, 2017 - 11:05 am

    I have found a new design for my cards. I will want to buy the frame maker die. All of them are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial and video.ReplyCancel

  • JanetJuly 11, 2017 - 11:12 am

    Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • ETHEL BALLAJuly 11, 2017 - 12:38 pm

    You make it sound easy…. I have to try!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyJuly 11, 2017 - 1:56 pm

    Wow! This is gorgeous and hard to believe it’s a straight die. Obviously the Bella Clair Corder will be next on my list. I’m just waiting for the Marcheline Plume to arrive.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 11, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    Beautiful card and all the dies just gorgeous.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • AnnaJuly 11, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    So simple but wonderfully graceful. I love it.
    It just says so much to me.
    Annamieke from the land down underReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenJuly 11, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunning and the Frame Maker is ingenious and makes it so easy to cut these mitres. I saw you demonstrate it in the UK on QVC when you came over.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 11, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    After hearing how easy it is, I’m ready to try that loopy border die from the words collection. But that Venise Lace is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaJuly 11, 2017 - 3:16 pm

    So beautiful & graceful BeccaReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 11, 2017 - 3:21 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning !! I adore all the Venise Collection but this Bella Clair border is absolutely gorgeous, thank you so much for the opportunity to Win one of your fabulous die sets.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellJuly 11, 2017 - 3:43 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope I haven’t commented twice, by the time I got to the end of the hop I couldn’t remember. Your card is s lovely.
    Rene fro OZ xReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 11, 2017 - 3:55 pm

    What a beautiful card! OH, I simply love your new Venise collection – all the dies are so feminine and lacy. If I have to pick a border, I think the Bella Claire is on the top of my list.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 11, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    Becca, this is SO LOVELY & the sentiment is equally as lovely! ;) I am AMAZED that you did the frame with the Mitered Die! (Of which I will be getting for my Birthday! ;) ) I LOVE the Bella Clair Border Die! If I had to choose another, it would be the Isabella Frame! ;)ReplyCancel

  • RobertaJuly 11, 2017 - 5:59 pm

    Another beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • ZehraJuly 11, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    I love this border die, it is cool. I love how your cards turn out. So gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Cathy ThompsonJuly 11, 2017 - 6:26 pm

    I believe this is one of your most beautiful and versatile dies to date! Fantastic, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 11, 2017 - 6:35 pm

    Good morning Becca, another stunning card!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 11, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    You make the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. I don’t think I could ever pick a
    border from the collection as they are all beautiful. I would be happy with anyone of them. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 11, 2017 - 7:08 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    You & your design team have given us some beautiful examples of what can be created with the Graceful Frame Maker. I have to say that this Bella Claire border is a standout. It certainly doesn’t look like this is a straight die!
    I had just purchased my die cutting machine when you introduced your Graceful Frame Maker collection, and thus became my very first dies. The Graceful Damask border is one of my favorites from that collection. The sky’s the limit in making frames from your Graceful Frame Maker – so innovative!
    Love & blessings,

  • Lisa StaymanJuly 11, 2017 - 7:53 pm

    I haven’t found a die made by you that I didn’t like!!! I would really like to try your frame maker. Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • VeeJuly 11, 2017 - 9:01 pm

    Everything u make is glorious!
    The graceful floral lace is so lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Kim GJuly 11, 2017 - 9:33 pm

    As always, you created a stunning card. I always have to have your entire collections, so picking just one die is impossible! And now I need the frame maker, too!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJuly 11, 2017 - 11:33 pm

    I just love how those lacy corners fit together. What a pretty border!! Thanks, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine E UrichJuly 11, 2017 - 11:39 pm

    Beautiful as always. I do love the border dies.ReplyCancel

  • Janet IngrahamJuly 11, 2017 - 11:49 pm

    Love your mitered border cardReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJuly 12, 2017 - 1:11 am

    Wow! Amazing detail n this gorgeous die! Beautiful card! Love this beautiful frame you created!ReplyCancel

  • Christine RayJuly 12, 2017 - 1:23 am

    That frame maker is pretty amazing. I love the delicate frame you created, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Robin ArnoldJuly 12, 2017 - 3:23 am

    I love the Bella Claire Border! Thanks for creating such beautiful dies for us.ReplyCancel

  • Robin ArnoldJuly 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

    My favorite is the Bella Claire Border! Thanks for creating such beautiful dies for us.ReplyCancel

  • Susan SmitJuly 12, 2017 - 5:20 am

    …Fantastic! The boarder dies are fantastic! I love them all…but my fav is the GRACEFUL FLORAL LACE die S4-708. Inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserJuly 12, 2017 - 6:23 am

    Hi Becca. I have visited the other creative team blogs before commenting on yours. They are all beautiful and have brought to life your fabulous borders. Now to your creation – Wow, wow, wow – this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love this Bella Clair border die and created into a frame, it is simply stunning. Well done again on your most amazing creativity.
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • DonnaJuly 12, 2017 - 7:47 am

    Great die cut and amazing card!ReplyCancel

  • NANCY PENCEJuly 12, 2017 - 9:30 am

    Becca, your new Frame Maker die is exqhisite!!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJuly 12, 2017 - 12:03 pm

    Amazing card :) Your cards are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Michel EspeyJuly 12, 2017 - 1:57 pm

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 12, 2017 - 2:59 pm

    Another beautiful card! There isn’t a die of yours that I don’t love. I have quite a few and would love to have them all. Picking a favorite would be tough. If I were lucky enough to win, it would take me a “minute” to choose one… Thank you for the opportunity to win and your continued inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Victorian Studio D'arteJuly 12, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    Simply amazing card!!!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingJuly 12, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    Wow! Fabulous card with beautiful bow and border die!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia ManhireJuly 12, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    This is gorgeousReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziJuly 12, 2017 - 6:26 pm

    The VENICE LACE COLLECTION is `a new favorite of mine. The frame maker is a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 12, 2017 - 9:26 pm

    Becca, your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the Bella Clair border. It looks like it was made to use with the Frame Maker.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 13, 2017 - 12:03 am

    Such a Beautiful card love the die. You always make Stunning cards thanksReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 13, 2017 - 12:09 am

    Hi Becca, thank you for another outstanding blog hop. All the creations from your wonderful team are amazing. I cannot pick a favourite as they are all so gorgeous, but if I had to pick two they would be the Graceful Floral Lace & Graceful Damask. xReplyCancel

  • Jennifer SwandellsJuly 13, 2017 - 4:17 am

    What an absolutely beautiful card, the die certainly helps. xReplyCancel

  • Clare DempseyJuly 13, 2017 - 9:46 am

    The best blog hop I have seen in years, with fabulous projects and dies. Becca, you never put a foot wrong and everything you create is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot comReplyCancel

  • Kay LusJuly 13, 2017 - 10:53 am

    Be still my heart! Another card that is PURE D Beautiful or as my ancestors would say, “Purdy Pretty!”ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 13, 2017 - 12:30 pm

    Wow!! This is purely Beccalicious! This die is added to my wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JJuly 13, 2017 - 5:19 pm

    Your Cards are always so beautiful and I also love your bows! The dies are fantastic and I want to purchase more. Thanks for all you share.ReplyCancel

  • DiannaJuly 14, 2017 - 9:34 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow, the card is so beautiful. I am new to making cards and mine are so simple compared to yours. Since I moved away from my family and BFF, I send cards weekly. Making them is priceless plus saves us $$$$$$. I would feel so blessed to win something. Anything would be great!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 14, 2017 - 12:24 pm

    Such beautiful inspiration! This hop has been amazing!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryJuly 14, 2017 - 2:00 pm

    Sorry to say that they all tickle my fancy especially the ones that you always useReplyCancel

  • Deborah LoveJuly 14, 2017 - 2:38 pm

    I absolutely love these dies that make such delicate designs!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterJuly 14, 2017 - 4:16 pm

    Becca this is a gorgeous card and die. Wonderful how you’ve made a beautiful square from a border die. XxReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 14, 2017 - 10:46 pm

    Becca, what a pretty card this is. This one of the dies I hope to purchase soon along with the Venise die plume. You have inspired and taught me so much. I thank you for all your hard work and inspirations for me and others. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy DeroucheJuly 15, 2017 - 8:00 am

    I am a new fan..the card is Lovely!!! can not wait to see more.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey Mc.July 15, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Thanks so much for turning the piece over to show the foam tape attachment. So clever how the borders can make a wonderful background/frame. Like the others have said, hard to pick a favorite die.ReplyCancel

  • KathymJuly 16, 2017 - 11:47 am

    Beautiful new design….along with a lovely example on how to use it! Also the words are lovely too! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)July 19, 2017 - 8:37 am

    So pretty, Becca! The frame maker die makes other dies so versatile! I’d be hard pushed to choose a favourite as all your designs are so lovely!

  • MoonyJuly 22, 2017 - 2:19 pm

    Your cards and ideas are such an inspiration.ReplyCancel