Crystal Angel Trinket Card

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Holly Garlands and Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
Good morning sweet friends!  I hope you’re having a magnificent day.  Today I’m sharing I card that I thought would never make it to the finish line.  Yes, I have those days :-)   This card has gone through so many changes over the last two days, that it doesn’t even resemble what I started out with, but I’m so glad I finished it.  Originally stamping the background in green with green ribbon, my camera freaked out and there was no way to make it work – it glowed like Kryptonite.  Lol, I think this card was photographed more than my youngest child (is that sad or what?)  At any rate, sometimes after a trashcan moment, there is a spark of serendipity.  Originally I had a flower inside my card ornament and then I remembered I had these sweet crystal angels that I’ve been dying to use.  Other than the color/embellishment struggle, this is really an easy card that is 99% die cuts.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite and Spellbinders
Here’s how I made it – step by step:

The top of the card uses Spellbinders Venetian Motifs to make what I call a half flat ornament – and rather than explain step by step how to do that part you can see my older card HERE and the step by step with pictures that I posted HERE (instead of gluing closed, simply glue to card).  I created a card base using Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and you can read how I construct my hinged filigree card bases HERE.  I stamped with JustRite Holly Garlands Background and cut into a panel using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A #3, for the red pop matted color I cut a panel to 3-1/8″ x 5-1/8″.  Next I added ribbon, crystals, flowers and stamped then cut the tag from JustRite Applique Christmas Labels One.  The crystal angel (from Joann’s) was threaded on to a headpin and a loop made at the top to which I added a jump ring and chain.  At the top of the chain is another jump ring.  I simply took a pearl brad and put the brad through the top jump ring then through a hole at the top of the die to secure it.  If the recipient wants to use the Angel for something, all they have to do is remove the brad and voila!!   The card does flatten out so that it can be mailed, but I would put it into one of the little DVD boxes like I showed you HERE.

Rubber Stamps: JustRite PapercraftJustRite Holly Garlands Background, JustRite Applique Christmas Labels One
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80 lb, PTI Red
Ink: Fresh Ink – Merlot, Amuse Studio – Latte
Accessories:  Spellbinders Venetian MotifsSpellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A #3, Strung Beads – Joanns, Prima Flowers, Gold Brad – Michaels, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks as always to my wonderful, wonderful readers.  I feel like I’ve know you all forever!  I’ll see you soon!!

Question Parking Lot

  • Joan FrickerJune 25, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Becca, you are getting an early start on your Christmas Cards…probably because as of today it is 6 months away. Your card is gorgeous and it is good to know that you struggle once in a while with a card too. All your work certainly paid off because the end results are stunning.
    Keep up the good work.

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJune 25, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Becca, your card is awesome as always. I love how you did the lacy half ornament and the sweet little crystal angel in the center. You are such an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Irish CherokeeJune 25, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Glad you finished the card. It is like having a vision. Like nothing else out there. Stunning card.


  • MickieJune 25, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    So beautiful!!!! Gonna have to make this one for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseJune 25, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    I feel your pain…I have one of those cards in my drawer. I look at it every day, try something, but it just doesn’t click, so in the drawer it goes. I think your final creation is amazing. The Venetian Motifs is perfect for a snowflake, and the Angel is just the perfect fit. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • DominikaJune 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    Such a lovely card!!! And I love the little angel! :)ReplyCancel

  • DarcydaydreamJune 25, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    That is a lovely card. So glad it finally came together.ReplyCancel

  • FMJune 25, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Another success story! Just beatuiful!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 25, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    What a fantastic card!!! I love this! It is so creative – and the recipient will feel so special to receive such an elaborate gift. Thank you for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 25, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    This is sooooo gorgeous Becca, and IO´m certainly glad, that you struggled to the end and finished it, cause it´s absolutely worth to send to a loved one, that´s for sure. And definitely one, that I would love to give a try. It´s sooo sooo beautiful and oh sooo elegant, and that little angel inside the ornament really finish it off to perfection. I LOVE it. Keep them comming hun.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenJune 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    Dear Becca,
    I believe in angels and your card is so beautiful, it takes my breath away. It may have been a creative struggle and you may have had a few false starts, but as the old saying goes “you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs”. And anyway, Superman is my favourite super hero!! It’s 7.18 p.m. in the U.K. and a lovely evening.
    God Bless xxReplyCancel

  • Diane JJune 25, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    What a beauty this is. I just love Christmas cards.ReplyCancel

  • MarianneJune 25, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Your card is stunning Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in Ontario,June 25, 2014 - 2:18 pm

    Love it Becca!!! My kind of cardReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    Hello Becca
    What ever struggle you had…. has disappeared …the finished card is outstanding!
    I love the little Angel, Becca!
    A beautiful card.
    Take Care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 25, 2014 - 2:36 pm

    This is a great christmas card. I need to start on cards.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 25, 2014 - 3:08 pm

    Hi Becca. Another beautiful card today, I love how you have used the dies. Your cards are stunning and offer so much inspiration :-) xxReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJune 25, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Becca just love your crystal angel and your whole card is wonderful. the way you have used your die is incredible. Thank you.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie UKJune 25, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    this stunning Becca ,love the angel.MelanieReplyCancel

  • ElaineJune 25, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Hi Becca,you have those moments too then ? i love it when a happy accident comes together for a beautiful project ,
    Your card is stunning , i love your little Angel .
    Take Care
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Debra StewartJune 25, 2014 - 4:07 pm


  • Margie vossJune 25, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Hi Ms Becca what a beautiful card….This is a cool card on a very hot day,this is my reminder to start my Christmas cards…lol thank you for you beautiful creations……ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 25, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    So LOVELY Becca!!! :) You are so funny with what you’ve said…”kryptonite” & “photographed more than your youngest child!” LOL Too funny! Beauty & laughs, that’s a good deal!!!!!!!!!!:DReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerJune 25, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Hi Becca
    Your card is Stunning as always Love the Angel
    Thank You for all your inspiration
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 25, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    Just one word Becca…STUNNING.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Chris RJune 25, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    beautiful card. AND I have all those dies. usually there’s 1 or 2 you use that I don’t have – yet. LOLReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJune 25, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Beautiful card. I don’t have all the dies. I need to go shopping anyway. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferJune 25, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Make these as de-tachable ornaments for a handmade ornament club. You would knock there socks off. This card is so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownJune 25, 2014 - 8:30 pm


  • Clare WJune 26, 2014 - 1:53 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! really lovn this one – off to hung for some crystal angels so to speak! Thanks for sharing your inspiring work.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

    Another stunner! I love the little angel to finish it off so magnificently!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJune 26, 2014 - 3:48 am

    Hi Becca. What a beaytiful card and the angel tops it off a treat. Sorry that you strugged with it but it was worth it in the end. Take careReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJune 26, 2014 - 4:31 am

    Good morning Becca,
    You have just made my day and probably a whole lot of other peoples as well today Becca. I thought i was amongst the minority that went through your struggle with the card. It is a beautiful card with the little angel hanging down from it. But tell me does Superman know that you have a source for kyronite as i know he needs it on a regular basis?
    Thank you for your beautiful mini masterpiece today as i think it is absolutely stunning.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • RoseJune 26, 2014 - 5:02 am

    Hi Becca,
    such a gorgeous card, it’s stunning. Keep reading the instructions but have to get my brain around what you actually did to create this work of art (that’s undoubtedly what it is).
    It would be a VERY lucky and treasured person indeed to receive this from me ……….
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • barb macaskillJune 26, 2014 - 10:25 am


  • KathiJune 26, 2014 - 11:24 am

    This is really a special card. I enjoy following your blog to see what you’re doing and although I admire some of the cards, I am not terribly good at commenting so I was relieved to see your posting a few days ago that you like the comments but you’re okay with others who do not leave a comment. You have a definite style to your work and those who receive your cards must be blown-away with what you do. You inspire me to reach for the stars, although my card-making is nowhere near your level – thankfully the recipients know they come from the heart.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJune 26, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • SueJune 26, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    Becca You are an amazing woman, so very talented. What a treasure your cards are! Is there someplace where you talk about what you put on the end of your stick pens so they don’t poke?ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 26, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is stunning !! I am always amazed at your beautiful filigree hinged cards.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • ArnetteJune 26, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    This card is beautiful. Breath taking!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanJune 27, 2014 - 2:20 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Becca. It is nice to know that you have the same problems as the rest of us sometimes lol. Love seeing your cards, thank you for the continued inspiration. xReplyCancel

  • MayJune 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Becca you have done yourself proud with such an inspiring card!!
    Such talent and i love to see everything you make!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJune 29, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the dimension! & delicacy!ReplyCancel

  • rindaJune 30, 2014 - 6:32 am

    wow this one is beautifull!ReplyCancel