Day 7 – 30 Days of Giving

Saving the Written Word

If you’re not familiar with 30 Days of Giving and how you can receive this card,  read about it HERE.  You can check to see if you’ve won a card by looking under the Features menu item and selecting Giveaway Winners.

Good morning friends, fellow cardmakers, papercrafters, lovers of the written word :-)  Thank you so much for peeking in with me every day.   I was tickled to hear that you have received some love in your mailbox lately!  That sets the stage for today’s question – I have a feeling I already know the answer as this is a particularly active community that is making on the regular . . .

    For today’s comment – when is the last time you sent a handmade card, how about a handwritten letter?

The card that’s being given away today is shown above.  Just a note – this is a card that has been shown before and there is a possibility that some of the supplies that were used are currently discontinued, no doubt there will be something you can substitute – have a look through my galleries for alternative ideas.  Many things can still be found on the open market, just google and you’ll find that many retailers are still selling.


Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Dainty DoiliesBirthday Vintage Labels FourGet Well Labels Twenty
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest (Natural White) 80lb Smooth, My Minds Eye
Ink: Amuse – Eucalyptus, French Roast
Accessories: Spellbinders Elegant Labels FourSpellbinder Labels Twenty FourSpellbinders Venetian MotifsSpellbinders Labels EighteenSpellbinders Back to Basics TagsRecollections Pearls, Prima Flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon,
post-header-bottomWow, I’m reminiscing as I pull out these cards!  These are some of my favorites, I hope you like them too! Thanks for popping in!


  • Carol bJuly 7, 2015 - 7:07 am

    I only send handmade cards and just sent a thank you card a couple days ago.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 7, 2015 - 7:12 am

    Yesterday, I am sending one to my nephew every day while he is at the Young Life Leader Camp in Colorado. He is there to help in the work crew again this summer, he leaves July 20, there for 1 month. He gets home sick, they can not use any devices or receive or make any phone calls while there, they can get mail only. He is a great young man who God has a special plan for, can not wait to see what it is!! All my love to you Becca you are doing a great thing giving away one of your Awesome cards every day, they are sure to bring sunshine to anyone who will receive them. Still hoping I will be one of the lucky winners, thanks for a shotReplyCancel

  • Carole J ScheelJuly 7, 2015 - 7:19 am

    Since all the cards I send out are handmad, I have to say that June was a big month for me to send outReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 7, 2015 - 7:19 am

    when I last sent a card was a week or two ago. I have awful handwriting so I don’t write letters often. probably 10 or more years ago. e-mails almost daily but not “snail” mail. today’s card is gorgeous, and it’s blue, my fav. color.ReplyCancel

  • Marlene IacuzziJuly 7, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Does the one that is sitting near the door waiting to be mailed count?
    I made it last night for a friend recovering from a stroke. Since it has a long note inside I think it counts as a letter, too. I must add it took me awhile, as I ended up with two other “almost” while making that one. They will get finished today-or tomorrow- or next week. Love your cards, and your bows, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Silvia M.July 7, 2015 - 7:22 am

    I sent a hand written card three days ago. Hand written letter…i don’t remember.ReplyCancel

  • Cathie WearyJuly 7, 2015 - 7:23 am

    Gorgeous card today Becca. I sent out 3 birthday cards this week. So enjoy making something personal for each of the recipients. Am so enjoying this 30 days of giving. It is wonderful to read what everyone has to say. Thanks so much and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Linda MilroyJuly 7, 2015 - 7:24 am

    Hi Becca,
    the last card I made was for my granddaughter Sarah whos birthday is on Thursday this week, July 9th. The last letter I wrote was to my grandson Daniel who is in the Air Force, not sure of the date of that but it was in June. He is now home. There is nothing like getting a handwritten card or letter in the mail.
    Thanks so much for all your inspiration. This card is awesome.
    THanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJuly 7, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Such Gorgeous layering and colors!! I send out at least 2 cards every week, I usually always add a letter to it if it is someone that I am not in contact with all the time through social mediaReplyCancel

  • Carol.July 7, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Wow, I just love your card today. Blue and brown together is a favorite of mine! The last time I sent a handmade card was for Father’s Day. A handwritten letter? Don’t even remember!ReplyCancel

  • Lela PlattJuly 7, 2015 - 7:27 am

    Love todays card. The last time I sent a card was last week, but the last time I sent a hand written letter was about a month ago for my dear daughters anniversary.ReplyCancel

  • Kathie KopfJuly 7, 2015 - 7:29 am

    I only send handmade cards now, so I am always sending cards that I make. I love the blue in your card today. Thanks for the chance to have one YOU have made.ReplyCancel

  • JulianaTJuly 7, 2015 - 7:32 am

    beautiful card! I love how intricate your work is!ReplyCancel

  • AddieJuly 7, 2015 - 7:33 am

    I sent a handmade card this week for my pastor’s birthday. I am really enjoying these. It really makes you think and appreciate life. Thanks again, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaJuly 7, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Lovely card. But they are all beautiful, aren’t they.Thank for tReplyCancel

  • linda boyceJuly 7, 2015 - 7:35 am

    Hi Becca l sent a hand writen card two days ago ,and a letter last week l do try .Todays card is super this is really getting me looking at my older dies hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Diana GeorgeJuly 7, 2015 - 7:36 am

    Just sent a whole box of cards the other day to a freind of mine so she would have a few to share.and of course one for her. I do this occasionally for my freinds when my supply gets a bit large.your cards are so lovely. I wish I had your gift when it came to the bows.ReplyCancel

  • Donna DJuly 7, 2015 - 7:39 am

    Sadly, the most common time to actually send a card is during a time of sympathy. Recently I sent a card to a colleagues family after the matriarch passed away. I really need to start sending cards for happy occasions as well, although usually those are hand delivered. Everybody likes to receive mail….now you’ve given me a goal. Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJuly 7, 2015 - 7:40 am

    Actually, this is my “down time” for card sending….with our daughter out of school this summer. I usually send her a card every week at school, AND I don’t have many to send my cards to….but, the last time I made a card was for Father’s Day! I do need to get going on making a card though, my friend is having an upcoming birthday!!! ;) As for a hand written letters, that was at Easter.

    GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!! I am loving the blue & brown lately, in EVERYTHING!!!!!!! LOLReplyCancel

  • ElaineHJuly 7, 2015 - 7:41 am

    Just loving todays card again Becca,
    I wrote my letter yesterday and i am making my card this weekend when i have more time, in fact 3 birthday, + 1 Anniversary card are on my list for this month.
    Take Care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • F BondJuly 7, 2015 - 7:43 am

    The last cards I made were thank you and father’s day cards. A handwritten letter- a couple of months ago. I really enjoy making handmade cards.ReplyCancel

  • Jan.July 7, 2015 - 7:44 am

    Hi Becca. All of my large family have hand made cards at Birthdays and Christmas. All messages I write by hand, using a real old ink pen that I used in school! I think it adds an extra special touch.

    Just love your cards. Thank you for your inspiration. Hugs from across the pond. Jan. (U.K.)ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJuly 7, 2015 - 7:45 am

    I sent a handmade card a week ago to our youth minister at church. He was reassigned to Kansas City.ReplyCancel

  • Marta ArguelloJuly 7, 2015 - 7:45 am

    My last card was July 6, 2015 for one of son’s birthday. He likes hunting and fishing and I make a card with that theme. He was happy.
    Thank you for inspiring me and share your knowledge with us.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderJuly 7, 2015 - 7:47 am

    Today, I love making cards, not a beautiful as yours, but I send at least one a week.ReplyCancel

  • ElianaJuly 7, 2015 - 7:51 am

    Good morning Becca, Can’t pick a favorite from your cards, I so enjoy them all! The last time I send (or delivered) a handmade card was last week. Have a blessed day! ElianaReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonJuly 7, 2015 - 7:52 am

    Hi Becca
    What a lovely card as usually.
    I love your stile and you inspire me.
    I would love to be the winner of one of your cards.
    The latest card I have sent was to my sisters birthsday May 1. So its been a while.
    Have a nice day.

  • Sandy BoothJuly 7, 2015 - 8:02 am

    Yesterday I sent my grandson a card and letter for his 19th birthday! He is such a good kid and I love him to the moon and back! I would love to win your beautiful creation!ReplyCancel

  • Diana LynchJuly 7, 2015 - 8:03 am

    July 1st – sent a 4th of July card to my nephew (in the Marines) thanking him for his Service! In this digital deluge, technical talk (texting) seems to be the “norm”. However for all of us “old school” folks, receiving a hand-written word via a hand-made card is truly a treasure. I Love, Love, Love all of your hand made cards. Each one is more beautiful than the last one. Keep on inspiring all of us who believe in the hand-written tradition. P.S. I really love your Roman Romance Wedding Card – and I have a few upcoming weddings! Hint Hint – Wink Wink ?ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 7, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Last week was the last time I gave away a handmade card. I make handmade cards for everyone I work with for their Birthday. Christine (Canada)ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockJuly 7, 2015 - 8:04 am

    what a Stunning card love the layering. thanks for sharing I made cards for mothers day and Fathers Day.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJuly 7, 2015 - 8:05 am

    My cards do not compare with yours but I enjoy card making.
    You do inspire me to step outside my box and do something different.
    God bless and have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WeddingJuly 7, 2015 - 8:05 am

    I haven’t sent a homemade card in a little while. Graduation was the last homemade cards I made. I typically do the Graduation cards rather than purchase them. Everyone in our family looks forward to my homemade cards. They seem disappointed when they get a store-bought one. Beautiful card today.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 7, 2015 - 8:07 am

    The last time I sent a handmade card was yesterday! As for a handwritten letter, that must be about 4 months ago. I tend to write my ‘thank you’ notes in a handmade card, which was much more recent.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • StarJuly 7, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Today! I make cards almost daily and always write a note in them. Friends say they save them because they are handmade with a written message.ReplyCancel

  • Diane M.July 7, 2015 - 8:08 am

    I’ve sent 2 handmade graduation cards, and 3 birthday cards within the past month. Love love love your creation today, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth LambosJuly 7, 2015 - 8:10 am

    Yesterday. I try to send two – three handmade cards a week. These cards are “just because” cards to let someone know I’m thinking of them.ReplyCancel

  • CaronJuly 7, 2015 - 8:11 am

    Gorgeous card as always. Did a handmade birthday card for a friend yesterday and included a handwritten note. She has had a bad year, both her dad and sister-in-law have passed away. xReplyCancel

  • Gretchen WislonJuly 7, 2015 - 8:11 am

    Gorgeous card, love the mixture of the brown and blue, colors that you don’t see very often. Now the answer to you question is much easier today, I sent a handmade card just about a month ago, I’m a little behind in sending out cards as I am very busy organizing my dies and stamps sets, have way too many, but don’t want to part with any of them, because very soon retirement is coming and then the funds go down Then I won’t be able to buy another so I will have to improvise on designing cards. It’s been awhile since I have written to anyone, and now I see really how important it is to have my words on paper in my handwriting. So soon Becca!

    Hugs and God Bless you,


  • DaymelJuly 7, 2015 - 8:16 am

    In this world of high technology it is wonderful to discover sites such as yours that serve as inspiration. I have been paper crafting for years and recently through your site, I have been able to expand my knowledge and techniques to make amazing cards. The last time I sent a handmade card was 4 days ago. Through my cards, I have inspired others of this generation (my younger nieces for example) to not only make cards but take the time to write a beautiful message. Some of them have been collecting my cards for years. Thank you Becca, for sharing your knowledge with us.ReplyCancel

  • JudyJuly 7, 2015 - 8:21 am

    I am sending out several handmade cards today! The last time I wrote a letter was Christmas. Your card has such pretty layers.ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 7, 2015 - 8:21 am

    Just the other day I made an anniversary card using Dep Reds Love Bench stamp for a couple celebrating their 50 th wedding anniversary!ReplyCancel

  • svetlanaJuly 7, 2015 - 8:25 am

    A beautiful combination of cutting dies and knives!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJuly 7, 2015 - 8:26 am

    I love it when you use stick pins. Beautiful card as always Becca! Your bows are absolutely perfect… wish I could make them like you do.

    I sent a card last week to a friend recovering from a very serious surgery. I try to send her a card every week to cheer her in her painful recovery. A handwritten note is always enclosed in these cards.


  • Pat BJuly 7, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Oh my goodness, your card is gorgeous! Love it! The last time I sent a handmade card was last week to a friend for her birthday. I try to make handmade cards for all my friends and relatives for their birthdays.

    Now A hand written letter……quite a while……I do try to write personal notes on cards I send and at Christmas. I did receive a handwritten letter from my cousin about a year ago. I’ve got to do better about writing these!

    Hugs, Pat BReplyCancel

  • Deb RobinsonJuly 7, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Becca – beautiful card. you are such an inspiration – keeps me buying dies so I can “try” to recreate your cards. Not yet made it to perfection. The last cards I made were 2 retirement cards for a friend of mine. She was quite pleased. I’m better at making 3D items but the more I try my hand at the cards, the better I’m becoming. It’s a work in progress. Thank your for your willingness to share your gift with us.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanJuly 7, 2015 - 8:31 am

    I hand deliver the cards I make. The last time cards were mailed out, was when I made Christmas cards for Operation Christmas Child. I made cards that were put into each shoe box.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop Oxfordshire UKJuly 7, 2015 - 8:37 am

    Hi Becca

    Since I started card making I have never bought a card. Every card I send is hand made. It was my husband’s birthday a few days ago, and of course he got a hand made card. His cousin lost her husband a couple of weeks ago and that was another. I have four friends with a birthdays this month so it will be a busy time for cards. I actually wrote a “real” letter to the same old lady I mentioned yesterday, and that was the beginning of June. And whenever I visit my sister I take her a huge batch of cards so that she can use them for her special occasions. Isn’t this hobby wonderful? We can please so many people – and please ourselves at the same time! Love it.

    Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DK KeelsJuly 7, 2015 - 8:40 am

    I plan on sending cards tomorrow. Thanks to your question about receiving a handwritten letter, I plan to send some handwritten letters by the end of the week.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BauderJuly 7, 2015 - 8:50 am

    I sent a card with a letter enclosed to a very good friend for Father’s Day.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 7, 2015 - 8:53 am

    I haven’t bought a card in 18 years and only send my handmade cards. The last card I sent was to my daughter & her husband for their anniversary. July, for me, is a slow month for card sending so I’ll start making my Christmas cards. I make about 100 each year including 10 “Becca” cards for the extra special people in my life. I do so love this hobby… :-)ReplyCancel

  • Ann WJuly 7, 2015 - 8:53 am

    I sent a card I made last week for a birthday. You have another beautiful card. I love the layers.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 7, 2015 - 9:01 am

    I sent 12 hand painted thank you notes last week to friends and family who came here to attend my son’s wedding!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 7, 2015 - 9:04 am

    I sent a homemade card for Independence Day. It was last month that I sent a hand written letter. But, it would probably be in more of the category of a note.

    Beautiful card. Love the little bit of blue.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth VelazquezJuly 7, 2015 - 9:05 am

    Hi Becky! This is a beautiful card! I love it! Last week I sent out a “Thank You” handmade card to a bunch of hard working people I really appreciate.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 7, 2015 - 9:07 am

    Hi Becca. Another lovely card today – beautiful colour combo and dies :-) I have sent quite a few handmade cards recently as have had a lot of family Birthdays. My eldest sons was last week, so I made an extra special one for him. I sent a handwritten letter yesterday to my Husbands Aunt, including a photo of our two sons, as we have not seen her for a while and she hasn’t been well. I hope it will cheer her up and let her know we are thinking of her. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • RayaJuly 7, 2015 - 9:10 am

    Lovely card Becca! I send handmade cards often. My friends love receiving them. I just completed a card for my friend’s mother for her 97th birthday!ReplyCancel

  • WandaJuly 7, 2015 - 9:10 am

    I mailed out a card last Friday , my sister is dealing with cancer and I promised myself that I would craft a card for her every week till she gets the all clear.
    It’s so nice to hear from her and to know that she looks forward and enjoys receiving a new card every week.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJuly 7, 2015 - 9:15 am

    I sent (gave) my husband a card last week for his 75th!!!
    I also gave him a personal letter with it, as I always do.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie LavrackJuly 7, 2015 - 9:16 am

    What a beautiful card! I just sent out 2 handmade cards this morning from my stash. I am happy to report that I have several family members and friends who like to save all the handmade cards that I have sent them over the years so I like to make sure my cards are worthy of collecting.ReplyCancel

  • Lea Ann H.July 7, 2015 - 9:19 am

    Just this week I sent out 3 handmade cards with thank you notes written in them. Dear friends had helped us clean out a packed storage area in preparation for our upcoming move. What a gift their hands were, on a 100 degree day! Their presence turned a dreaded chore into a wonderful time of fellowship.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry AndersonJuly 7, 2015 - 9:23 am

    I sent a handmade card at the beginning of June to my Aunt. I keep a basket of all the cards I received, and her birthday cards to me really touched me as I looked back on them.ReplyCancel

  • D.AnnCJuly 7, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Another stunner!
    I send handmade cards constantly… Thank you, get well, anniversary, and friendship, mostly.ReplyCancel

  • NancyRJuly 7, 2015 - 9:25 am

    I sent a birthday card with a written note about 2 weeks ago. 2 birthday cards and an anniversary card will going out in 2 weeks. All handmade. I don’t write too many letters as the only person far enough away is my daughter who does only email and messaging. Everyone else is close enough to just visit.ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergJuly 7, 2015 - 9:25 am

    Last year, on my birthday. I love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Lu CJuly 7, 2015 - 9:26 am

    Sweet card! My last card mailed was yesterday. A sympathy card for a friend who lost her mother. My last letter was too long ago. Something I need to remedy. I do tend to ‘write’ long winded emails, but this exercise has reminded me of the special place a letter holds. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • RosieJuly 7, 2015 - 9:28 am

    I only send out handmade cards and sent one in June for my friend’s birthday.ReplyCancel

  • ConnieJuly 7, 2015 - 9:28 am

    Another pretty card. The last time I sent a card was Christmas to my brother and sister-in-law. It has been years since I actually hand wrote a letter. If I sent a letter, I would type it out then sign my name to it.ReplyCancel

  • NikiJuly 7, 2015 - 9:29 am

    I sent a handmade card for Fathers Day. I wrote a letter to one of my non-computer friends in May. I don’t write letters as often as I used to, but still a few times a year.ReplyCancel

  • Edith DoubleJuly 7, 2015 - 9:34 am

    Beautiful!!!! I gave two birthday cards this week and was just blessed with the giving. Have a blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissJuly 7, 2015 - 9:34 am

    I send a handmade card every week to two friends of mine that are going through cancer right now .They tell me that they look forward to the cards, to see what it is and how it was made …..bso making them happy makes me feel very happy!!!
    as for a handwritten letter I’m sorry to say it I cannot remember the last time I have written oneReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 7, 2015 - 9:36 am

    I am so glad you are bringing these cards back. I have all the dies but just forgot what to do with them. You make the most beautiful cards. I just sent out a handmade card with a written letter yesterday to my cousin who is receiving treatments for brain cancer. Please say a prayer for her.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 7, 2015 - 9:37 am

    Handmade cards 3 this week, I had write message inside…handwritten letter to long ago to remember… the stick pin on your lovely card today too…your work is just breathtaking ….thanks for the offerReplyCancel

  • Jeannine SavardJuly 7, 2015 - 9:38 am

    Hi Becca
    The last time I sent a card was today , I have a nephew and Brother in law celebrating a birthday this month. I enjoy reading and seeing your cards. They are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mary JaneJuly 7, 2015 - 9:39 am

    Monday morning I mailed out several thank you notes and one card of encouragement. I send cards every week.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy BJuly 7, 2015 - 9:40 am

    This is an easy one. Today I will send a handmade birthday card to a pen pal. I have all of my friends, family birthdays in my calendar so I get a 2 week notice and am able to send cards a week before the actual birthday. This morning I received an email from a friend who had received my July 4th card. She told me she saves all of my cards and displays them. Her husband (whom I have never met) tells her everything when a card comes to hurry and open it. In addition she told me this time he mentioned what nice handwriting I have. That made me smile since I think it is terrible.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy ClickJuly 7, 2015 - 9:41 am

    I make all my cards ( you inspired me several years ago to do so) My last card was made for my 9 year old granddaughter. They look forward to them each year to see what I make. It gives me great joy to make a card for someone and write a personal note.

  • SueJuly 7, 2015 - 9:42 am

    Love your cards Becca and check your blog everyday. I last sent a handmade card last week but can’t remember when I last sent a hand written letter!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJuly 7, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Again you share such a wonderful card here Becca. They´re always sooo elegant and perfect made in every detail, and also todays as well.
    Last time I sent a handwritten card was actually the other day, as I sent a birthdaygift and card to a dear friend, and I ALWAYS give a handwritten cvard with any of my gifts, and some just get the card, but always written by hand. Some longer since I sent a letter, as I have to admit, that it doesn´t happen very often, but I send many cards through the year. As I get a nice amounbt, I ofcause also send a nice amount out again. I know, I get very disappointed, if I recieve a card, and it´s not handwritten, so that´s something I would never do.ReplyCancel

  • Mary EstherJuly 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

    Today I am mailing a handwritten letter to my mother-in-law in a different state.

    I sent a hand made birthday card to a dear friend (like a sister) yesterday.

    Thank you for the chance to win one of YOUR beautiful hand crafted cards!ReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

    Another stunning card. Love all the layers. That sentiment is marvelous. I just sent a handmade card yesterday to a friend who has a debilitating illness. She had surgery to implant a pain pump – don’t even want to imagine that kind of pain. I hand wrote a short note in the card, but as far as an actual handwritten letter, probably not for a VERY long time.ReplyCancel

  • Karol HallJuly 7, 2015 - 10:03 am

    I just sent a hand,
    Made card to my sister for her birthday in June I love making cards and gifts to share with family and friends. You inspire me in so many ways. Your cards are so beautiful and would love to win one of them
    Thank youReplyCancel

  • RaquelJuly 7, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Once again what a gorgeous card Becca!! Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be a lucky one. The last time I sent a card was to my son and daughter in law. I made them a Raq Quilt and the card as well and inside I wrote about the quilt. Both came out beautiful and they were very happy.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJuly 7, 2015 - 10:11 am

    Another gorgeous card and that quote is fabulous. Love the colors used on the card. I just handwrote a letter to a family friend who lost her spouse of 60 years along with a handmade sympathy card. But, I have sent a hand made card to my great nieces and nephews every month since they all reached the age of 3. They love getting mail every month.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 7, 2015 - 10:12 am

    I love the layout of this card, Becca. It’s so creative! I had to pin it this time so I’ll remember what you did here. Thank you for the inspiration.
    The last time I sent a handwritten card was yesterday. It was a sympathy card for a girlfriend who just lost her mom, so I had a lot of memories to share with her. You have to hand write something like that!ReplyCancel

  • RonnyJuly 7, 2015 - 10:20 am

    Last handmade card I sent was June 29 for a neighbors birthday. Can’t tell you when I wrote a letter. Been a long time.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemJuly 7, 2015 - 10:24 am

    Well Becca,I send handmade card all the time. I never buy a card to send to anyone for many, many years now! Last was just this past week, since I own a Yahoo stamping group, we trade all the time and I am learning lettering now, so I tried to do their name in a special font that I do by hand.ReplyCancel

  • Terri (terriavidreader) ScottJuly 7, 2015 - 10:24 am

    I actually sent a personal note inside a card just this morning! I have neglected sending cards for a while now, and wanted this person to know they weren’t forgotten, just in the backside of my brain for a while!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 7, 2015 - 10:33 am

    Hi Becca. I last sent a handmade card two weeks ago. Can’t remember the last time I sent a whole handwritten letter. Years ago I reckon. Handwritten notes in cards excluded from this though. Love your card as always.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 7, 2015 - 10:34 am

    Hi Becca,

    I just mailed two handmade birthday cards last week with handwritten messages to family members. But it has been a long time since I have written and sent a handwritten letter. I would rather type a letter as my handwriting is not so great.
    Love seeing your gorgeous cards!ReplyCancel

  • Heather MillsJuly 7, 2015 - 10:36 am

    What a great idea!! I, too, mourn the loss of the written word. It is so much more fun to go to the mailbox when there is a card/letter in it. : ) But I don’t send letters as often as I should. I think the last time I sent both a handmade card and a letter was about 2 weeks ago. I have another on my to-do list and should really get to it soon. The last card I gave to someone was last week for their birthday. Don’t know if that counts, but there was handwriting in it. : ) Thanks for the chance to win; your cards are always so stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Linda HeitholdJuly 7, 2015 - 10:41 am

    I have two little great granddaughter’s living in Hawaii and they just love mermaids so I sent them handmade mermaid shaker cards about a week ago.ReplyCancel

  • DesireeJuly 7, 2015 - 10:43 am

    The last time I sent something handwritten was about two months ago. I don’t think the young woman understood what she was receiving and really appreciated it. However it made me feel good for making it and giving it. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca DeeproseJuly 7, 2015 - 10:44 am

    That grey blue/tan/brown on white combo is beautiful! Love the bow especially!ReplyCancel

  • RobiJuly 7, 2015 - 10:46 am

    I send a handmade card at least once a week! Last one I sent was yesterday. Your cards are stunning.ReplyCancel

  • JoyceJuly 7, 2015 - 10:50 am

    I sent a handmade card to my mother for her 84th birthday last week. I am new at making them, but it made her tear up as she thanked me for it, as she knew I had taken the time to do something special just for her!ReplyCancel

  • KrisJuly 7, 2015 - 11:06 am

    Today! I send cards a lot and had them ready to go this morning…birthday, thank you and baby girl cards.I don’t buy store boughten cards any more.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KJuly 7, 2015 - 11:22 am

    The last time I sent a handmade card was about a week ago when I mailed out some 4th of July cards I made. And the last time I sent out a hand written letter…..well, I have one written right now waiting to be mailed!

    Stunning card today Becca! I love the blue.ReplyCancel

  • Margie FulcherJuly 7, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Another beautiful card. Becca you are such an inspiration. I make many handmade cards. I have a large group of stamping friends and we make handmade cards for birthdays and special occasions.ReplyCancel

  • CandaceJuly 7, 2015 - 11:26 am

    I sent out handmade Christmas cards. Now I am packing to move so handmade cards may be on hold for awhile.ReplyCancel

  • KT HomJuly 7, 2015 - 11:26 am

    Because I love paper crafting and it nearly qualifies me for a 12-Step Program, handmade cards are sent out weekly from my house…but my 20-something children tell me this is a lost art because their generation rarely send cards anymore! I have a 90-year-old friend and she always writes handwritten letters which I cherish dearly. She’s made me realize what a treasure it truly is to give and receive the handwritten word! I so admire your talents, Becca. MANY thanks for this chance to receive one of your paper and bling treasures!ReplyCancel

    • JoniJuly 7, 2015 - 6:28 pm

      I realized after I gasped in shock thinking, “You have 20-something children???” that you were talking age, not numbers of! then it made me laugh and I had to thank you for the giggles. and your children are right – it is a lost art.

      Ihave an older friend, too, and I cherish her letters and cards as well as sending her some, too. Blessings!

  • MichelleJuly 7, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Becca,I just sent out 2 handmade cards yesterday and have 3 more to mail yet this month. Been a busy time at the scrapbooking table but I sure enjoy doing this. Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 7, 2015 - 11:38 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Last night I spent a couple of hours making (please don’t laugh
    because it took so long) to do a fascimile of yesterday’s white and purple card for my friend’s birthday which is Thursday (the same day as mine.) I write notes quite often to my Sis (only have one) who lives in Ohio and whom I will be visiting next month. Most of the time we speak to each other on Sunday evenings each and every week. But several times a year, I will make her a card and enclose a note.
    I really love today’s card with the brown and blue which is not a combo I use very often but I just may start as this is very pretty. I do have a question – when you do cards, do you make more than one of the same card? You said you are reminiscing as you pull them out, making me think you make more than one. I sure wish I could just get time to have a stash!!
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • CatherineC in CanadaJuly 7, 2015 - 11:44 am

    I sent a handmade card just this Monday to my nephew who had all 4 wisdom teeth removed :(. I made a punch art ice cream cone (3 scoops). The sentiment was “Life is sweeter….” And on the inside “with cake & ice cream”.

    Other than handwritten messages in cards – that I do with all of them – I haven’t written a letter in many years.ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 7, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Most of my home-made cards need to be delivered by hand so I rarely send one but have in the last month. Thank you again for this fun blog with such nice prizes.ReplyCancel

  • AnnaJuly 7, 2015 - 11:53 am

    I sent 12 handmade cards on July 1st to various special people in my life. I do this every month as a way to show them how much they mean to me.ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkJuly 7, 2015 - 11:53 am

    Becca, This give away is so great. I love the beauty you put

    in each card.

    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaJuly 7, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Just last week I sent a birthday card to a gentleman that my children called grandpa. He is not their real grandpa but we love him and his wife as such. We do not have any family in the states, my parents died before my kids were born and my childrens’ father’a parents live in Argentina. Anyway, I send cards as often a I can.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra FJuly 7, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Sending one out today for a gentleman who is having double knee replacement.ReplyCancel

  • ChristineJuly 7, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    I sent a letter of condolence just a few days ago and addressed a hand-made card this morning.
    Love the dusty blues in your card!ReplyCancel

  • Laraine RJuly 7, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    I haven’t written a letter in years. I just sent out a card on Monday with a handwritten note in it!ReplyCancel

  • Arielle berceauJuly 7, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    I sent handmade Mother’s Day cards to a dozen close friends and family members. They were so touched, as most people barely even receive a store bought card these days!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferJuly 7, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    I wrote and sent a handmade card this morning to a close friend who had surgery for breast cancer. She has learned to stamp from me and is always so excited to receive a handmade card1ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsJuly 7, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    My most recent hand made card was for my nephew’s graduation, about a month ago. I am currently working on a card and latter to send to the local Police Dept. I was involved in a minor fender bender and the officer who responded just had the best demeanor. He was calm, informative, and an appropriate sense of humor and he really diffused the situation. I did thank him, but I wanted his boss to know that in these times, there are people who appreciate our COPS (constable on patrol)ReplyCancel

  • TerryJuly 7, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    Another AMAZING card to view today! I absolutely love the inspirational greetings used on your cards. I sent a handmade card to one of my sons last week for his birthday.ReplyCancel

  • ValerieJuly 7, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    Hi Becca!

    You are the Queen of Layering! I truly believe that you have a special gift to mix ‘n match different dies from different sets to do the most AHHH-MAZING creations!

    The last time I sent a homemade care was 3 weeks ago for my cousins graduations. Seing that I am a “writter,” I always write a lengthy “note” on the insides of my cards.

    I also sent handmade cards for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, 5 June Anniversarys, Valentine’s Day, Thank You’s, Thinking of you, Get well and of course Birthday’s.


  • Barbara LeonardJuly 7, 2015 - 1:06 pm

    I made a card for my friend’s birthday, June 28.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJuly 7, 2015 - 1:12 pm

    The last card I sent was just a friendship card. I also send her some spellbinder die cuts and some stamped and colored images.She lives in a retirement community and makes cards for several of the residents. She was the last one I sent a handwritten letter.ReplyCancel

  • Lillian L.July 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

    I sent a hand made card yesterday. I usually send a hand written letter with the cards I make and send, however there was not a letter with the one I sent yesterday.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 7, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    I sent a handmade card last week – a letter about a month ago… Just got one of each back yesterday!ReplyCancel

  • SueJuly 7, 2015 - 1:26 pm

    What a beautiful card, Becca. Love the dies you used. I sent a handmade birthday card two days ago. As far as a hand written letter, well, I honestly can’t remember how long it has been. My grandkids will be going to a camp later this summer and I intend to send them a letter/card then.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne LoweJuly 7, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    I hope to make a birthday card this week for my nephew. I hope to be making many more cards than I could lately due to health issues. I made a note card to send a thank you type note about a week ago, a very simple note card.

    LOVING this beautiful card, hoping to find the few stamp sets that I don’t have of yours when I can.

    Thanks for this great 30-day giveaway. I cannot wait to see your next stamp sets and dies–I recently bought your new Spellbinders dies, 4 of the sets at least, cannot wait to play with those pocket dies and the accompanying dies. I think you have 5 out…

    Best wishes,


  • Pattie JnsJuly 7, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    this month, had two birthdays to make a card for, and writing a handwritten message inside.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJuly 7, 2015 - 2:23 pm

    I love todays’s card, it is so elegant!
    I often send away handmade cards to family and friends, and actually today I wrote a handwritten letter to our daughter for her birthday, and attached it to – of course – a handmade card ;))ReplyCancel

  • DianeJuly 7, 2015 - 2:31 pm

    Amazing, Becca. I never tire of admiring your creations. I am happy to report that I sent a handmade card to my granddaughter last week. :)ReplyCancel

  • Diane MinerJuly 7, 2015 - 2:36 pm

    I sent a hand made card, actually I sent 4 of them on July 4th. The first was an anniversary card for my husband and the other 3 were Happy 4th of July cards for family and friends. Loved making them and they were very much appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • Linda GradyJuly 7, 2015 - 2:39 pm

    When I first looked at this great card, I thought the top was a sleeveless dress and then looked a little closer. LOL Still very nice! I send all handmade cards to my family and many friends, plus finishing out the month sending cards to OperationWriteHome before they cease operation. It’s been such a pleasure sending them cards and knowing someone is very happy to receive the card back at home.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelJuly 7, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    The last time I sent a card was last month. It was a birthday card. I currently have a sympathy card on my desk that I need to send.
    The last time I sent a hand written letter was Christmas 2013. I didn’t get around to Christmas cards this past year as my hubby has been pretty ill. Something had to give & cards lost. I send at least 2 email letters each week, though. Shows how my world has changed. Lol
    Another gorgeous Becca card in the running today! Thank you for this chance to possibly own an original Amazing Paper Grace creation!ReplyCancel

  • lorrayne ingramJuly 7, 2015 - 2:54 pm

    I delivered one to my friend on Sun, and am finishing another one to deliver to her daughter who is starting on another round of Chemo today. Prayers for Tara are appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Chris RJuly 7, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    Well a mother’s day card but more recent – 4 exploding boxes as birthday cards.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamJuly 7, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    Another gorgeous card! The last time I sent a homemade card was last month. It was a birthday card for someone in the UK which had a hand written note inside.ReplyCancel

  • NancyJuly 7, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    My most recent card is in my purse ready for the post office! I love everything about your card today, fabulous as always!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cyndy WJuly 7, 2015 - 3:23 pm

    Becca, as always your cards are inspiring! Today’s post is no different. The last time I made a card was this last weekend for my best friend’s birthday next Monday. Last card I sent was to celebrate the 4th of July. If I should be so lucky as to win this stunning card it will go in my Card Gallery that I have in my craft room. I keep and display all the handmade cards I have been given over the years–they are special to me. Almost all of them were made by friends and family that I taught and got hooked on card making. Just gotta share the joy…right?!!!ReplyCancel

  • NancyJBJuly 7, 2015 - 3:24 pm

    I sent two handmade “Thank You” cards today. One of them also had a handwritten letter of thanks with it. Also sent a Birthday card yesterday. Most of the time I add a short note in with the handmade cards that I send. I know I always enjoy even a short note written on the inside of a card when I receive one. Your card is beautiful as usual. The love shows through your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothJuly 7, 2015 - 3:25 pm

    This is a easy one for me to answer… as painful as it is to say…..never.

    I handmake gifts and cards and send them out and zip get no response or reply. My family has disowned me. I do not make friends easily and the ones I had are now dead due to various types of cancers.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyJuly 7, 2015 - 3:35 pm

    I love your card and the sentiment, if we only did trust our intuition more, we probably would all be better off. Ninety-nine point nine percent of the cards that I send out are handmade, and I just mailed out a card this afternoon for some good friends anniversary. I really don’t write letters because my hand writing is horrible, although I do sign my name on all the cards that I do make.ReplyCancel

  • Sally J.July 7, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    I just sent my mother-in-law a handwritten letter last week. I like to keep her informed and usually include a card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJuly 7, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Morning Becca beautiful card for today and the last time I sent a handmade card was yesterday and I am sending another one today.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Erica FieldsJuly 7, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    I send hand-written letters with many of my cards. And I’m mailing one out today if I can get my butt up and away from viewing all the lovely creations to be seen on blogs I read. My hand-writing is failing and I’m planing on using a pretty font and writing on my PC soon. I use a fountain pen right now and it does make it easier to write as my arthritis can be a bummer when holding writing instruments. But for now, I’m blessed.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 7, 2015 - 3:59 pm

    Sorry to say the last handmade card was a valentine! During all this good weather I am outside enjoying my flowers. Have even pressed some to put on cards. I write inside cards but can’t remember the last time I wrote a real letter. But I’m stockpiling some great ideas from your beautiful cards!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJuly 7, 2015 - 4:02 pm

    If I am sending a card I always send hand made.Since I started making cards years ago, I seldom buy a card.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJuly 7, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    Great advice today Becca on your beautiful card. OOOps, I always ask for a 2nd and 3rd opinion!
    I delivered 2 book-a-trix type cards to my niece last week who had given birth to twins – a girl and a boy. It didn’t seem fair not to recognise them as individuals especially as I was noting their weights, time of birth etc on the card(s). Prior to that I had written a congratulatory letter to the parents. Lucky you asked this question now!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyJuly 7, 2015 - 4:24 pm

    I just mailed out a handmade card today to my sister for her Anniversary. I love that you are doing this, it really has brought back memories and makes me want to get more creative.ReplyCancel

  • Jane BJuly 7, 2015 - 4:29 pm

    Gorgeous card today!This morning I have made three cards ,1 for a wedding anniversary and 2 birthdays .I never ever buy a card. Write a note in the cards or sometimes it is a letter depending on the occasion.Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • LynneZJuly 7, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    Another lovely card. It is truly awesome that you are so very generous to give us a chance to win your works of art! I sent a card I made to our son for Father’s Day. I always love to give family members cards that I make.ReplyCancel

  • marilyn in E~TownJuly 7, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    I mailed a hand made, hand written in card, last month to 3 ladies from my church for their birthdays, my newest thing to do. It makes me make, decorate or color cards every month, I’m loving it and the ladies at my church so look forward to their mail at their birthdays! Just a nice thing to give back to others!
    This card is gorgeous, but then again I’ve N-E-V-E-R seen an ugly card that you’ve made!!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 7, 2015 - 4:59 pm

    Oh, another favorite card!!!! This is so much fun to make and so versatile. However, the message is one that I can take to heart. Thanks for reminding me!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginJuly 7, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    Such a pretty card, and so true! The last time I sent a handmade card was just last week. I always try to keep some made up ahead of time for needed emergencies. There is nothing like knowing you put yourself into the card you sent. They know it too! Thank you for sharing with all of us. Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • CindyJuly 7, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    Handmade card – easy – sent out 11 last week! On a roll. An actual letter – I’d say 2 weeks ago – to a friend who was moving, reminding her of all the fun and laughter we’ve had the past 2 years. I hope it’s something she’ll treasure as I do.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)July 7, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Another lovely card, Becca.
    I’ve sent 2 handmade cards so far this week. I haven’t sent a letter so far this month. Something that needs rectifying.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleJuly 7, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    Sent a note today – two in fact! It has been a couple of weeks since I sent a letter, as I do mostly notes!
    Lovely card Becca!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Shaunna LasleyJuly 7, 2015 - 5:40 pm

    Sadly, it has been awhile since I have sent any handmade cards. About 2 years. However, I have written a letter and sent to my friend to let her know how much I cherish her about two months ago. This has me evaluating things and wanting to write more often to many people!!ReplyCancel

  • Pam TasJuly 7, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    Becca thank you sooo much for doing this every day it means we can
    go to your blog and know we have got a card waiting!!!!!!
    The card to day is lovely they are ALL gorgeous such inspiration for
    us all.
    Well done to the ladies who have won!
    I sent a handmade hand written copy of one of yours two weeks ago
    To a craft friend she loved it yes I did tell her you designed it lol XXXReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 7, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Beautiful card, love the colours, the last time I sent a handmade card was to my Father-in-Law for Father’s Day, a handwritten letter, oh dear, sad to say a long time ago unless you count a simple message written in a card of course!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Joni StonekingJuly 7, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    Oh, I love the blue and brown together…so, so pretty and one of my favorite color combos.

    The last time I sent a handmade card and handwritten letter would have been last week. I’d gotten a nice card from a friend several states away. We’ve known each other for 30 years, and she surprised me with a thank you card, for our friendship and how it has lasted, how God has been present – we were in seminary together. I responded with a card of my own making and a letter as well. We came together in the “God works in mysterious ways” clause….and have stayed friends that way, too!

    Thanks again for the way you are bringing together handcrafted, handwritten and gratitude this month. It’s really a lovely thing, Becca. I’m grateful for you, for this.ReplyCancel

  • dorothy harrisonJuly 7, 2015 - 6:33 pm

    I just sent a belated birthday card to her friends, and have another one ready to go to and older friends tomorrow!. I still love to do a written letter here and there to friends.
    Handwriting allows you far more emphasis than typing!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy HaysJuly 7, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    I just put a hand made card in the mail today to a friend in California with a birthday coming up. I probably send 3 to 10 cards a month. I do everything I can to keep the written word alive! I want to make a comment about your work. I follow lots of card makers and their blogs. They are all talented in their own ways. But nobody, and I mean nobody, comes up with these beautiful pieces of layered perfection like you do. I could spot one of your cards immediately. You just have a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Glenda JonesJuly 7, 2015 - 7:11 pm

    Becca – I just love your cards and it is the inspiration I use when I send my Mum a card every month. She is suffering from severe dementia and lives in another country so I don’t get to see her very often.
    Once a month I make her a special card and send it to her with my love – she doesn’t know who I am but she loves getting the cards and having them on display – she just knows they are from someone special and important in her life.
    I am enjoying your 30 days of giving. Thank you so much for your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • April S.July 7, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Another beautiful card! I made a card for my pastor’s birthday most recently. It’s been a long time since I sent a handwritten letter… bad penmanship!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda LoydJuly 7, 2015 - 7:21 pm

    Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s birthday in February. I make the birthday cards for everyone to sign t work so every month I write something special to each co-worker. I share my cards for Boss’s day, weddings, baby showers and consider them my gifts to the recipientsReplyCancel

  • Rebecca JSJuly 7, 2015 - 7:36 pm

    I sent a card with a handwritten note about three weeks ago to a very special friend that I had not talked to in a few months.ReplyCancel

  • Sarina McClentonJuly 7, 2015 - 7:38 pm

    I sent a hand made card on last Sunday. It has been about 6 year for a letter.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 7, 2015 - 7:39 pm

    Good morning Becca, for a friend’s birthday last month!!! I have a card to make for
    my daughter’s 30th this Saturday. I’d better get a wriggle on!!! I’ve got some thankyou
    Cards to make for my youngest daughter, she’s just had a baby shower!!!
    Love your card today!!! But I love all your cards. Thanks for the chance to win one!!!
    Good luck everyone!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Einora DvoJuly 7, 2015 - 8:29 pm

    I am a beginner for crafting. I am browsing ideas as well as learning techniques from other artists like yourself. Your cards are beautifully and delicate. I Want to make a birthday masculine card for someone very special in my life next week and I have trouble with my imagination right now. Lol. Last time I sent out a hand made card was June. I do write hand written letters often, at least once a month to a very close friend of mine.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 7, 2015 - 8:44 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    This is a beautiful card and I particularly love the colors.

    I sent a handmade card two weeks ago with a handwritten note included. Years ago I heard the adage, “what we appreciate, appreciates”. This focus is strengthening my commitment to giving handmade cards and sending handwritten correspondence as much as I can.

    Thank you!

  • LianneJuly 7, 2015 - 9:08 pm

    My husband is the vicar of a church with mostly elderly parishioners, I make and give a birthday card to each of them. (those who fess up when their birthdays are anyway :)) I have been doing this for a couple of years, and it always brings a smile to their faces.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WJuly 7, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    I sent out a few cards last week and have a couple more made and plan to mail them by the end of this week. The last handwritten letter I wrote (other than getting wordy in a card – I keep most of my cards blank inside because I tend to be wordy – but you couldn’t tell that could you. :D )…… was probably a letter to one of our children or to my hubby.ReplyCancel

  • madonna andersonJuly 7, 2015 - 9:34 pm

    Two went out this morning. I keep a box of premade cards so if ever anyone needs one I have it ready to go. I feel that this is a way that I can use my talent, give myself a creative outlet and make the world a better place all at the same time. Cardmaking is purposeful. So many crafts make beautiful pieces or art but what do you do with them then? My cards always find a use. I have been looking at Becca’s cards and many years and she is an inspiration. Would love to have one of her cards, any of her cards, but this one is especially lovely. blessings………DonnaReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerJuly 7, 2015 - 9:44 pm

    I sent at least two cards a week, sometimes more to my special sister, who lives in Illinois. My dear long time friend, Barbara. I love them so much and want them to know I am thinking of them. Hand written letter, that was a long time ago. To convenient to send email. Thanks for the beautiful cards you create for us to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline PollardJuly 7, 2015 - 9:50 pm

    Hi Becca!

    I only send handmade cards. Everyone looks so forward to them.ReplyCancel

  • mJuly 7, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    I sent a handmade card to my brother and his wife last week. I currently cannot write for any length of time thanks to a carpel tunnel compression in my right wrist :-)

  • LisaericaJuly 7, 2015 - 10:25 pm

    I’m ashamed to say it’s been quite a while since I’ve sent anyone a hand written letter. However my nephew is getting married next week, so I want to make him and his wife to be a handmade wedding card. Since he’s so special I’ll be writing words of love in the card and and some tips on how to spoil his new bride. I also have a friends daughter’s bridal shower in two weeks. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win your magnificent cards.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 7, 2015 - 10:36 pm

    The last time I sent a handmade card was yesterday. I sent a handwritten letter to my 2 sponsored children in Africa 2 months ago. My kids also enjoy drawing them a picture as well as writing a note with it.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte WagesJuly 7, 2015 - 10:43 pm

    Beautiful card.
    Last month was the last time I sent out a card. It’s been a long time since I have written a letter.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettJuly 7, 2015 - 10:52 pm

    Beautiful card today. I made a card for my nephew’s birthday yesterday and today I made a card for my friend to is battle his 6 round of different cancers. I try to send him a card a week. Tomorrow, I will make a card for my cousin whose cancer has come back. This weekend, I “get to go” to Collinsville, IL for the great rubber stamp event. Can’t wait to see all the vendors —been savings all my change for a year to have extra “mad money” for this event!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline T.July 8, 2015 - 1:31 am

    Just two days ago, I sent a handmade card to a friend to thank him for his good wishes on my new job. He’s a retired senior, so I was really touched at his thoughtfulness when he sent me a Congratulations card. So I made him a special thank you card and sent it to his house along with a batch of banana muffins :)ReplyCancel

  • RuthJuly 8, 2015 - 3:45 am

    Becca this card is stunning , I love the colours !!
    The last time i sent a homemade card was yesterday!!
    It was a thank you card ,

  • PaulaJuly 8, 2015 - 4:33 am

    I simply love the sentiments on your cards . . . . you are so creative. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJuly 8, 2015 - 5:08 am

    Good morning Becca,
    I find amazing how you can get colours tthat you wouldn’t normally think about putting together look so good side by side. I love how the stamps you have used match in so perfectly with the design of the dies that you have used to put them on to, they look made for each other. Thank you for showing us some of your other cards that i haven’t seen before as each one gives us renewed inspiration.
    I am so lucky at receiving 2 handmade cards on the birth of my first grandson 3 weeks ago and they were from virtual friends that i have never met before. They were absolutely exquisite and i count myself so very lucky tohave such beautiful hearted people in my life.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 8, 2015 - 5:17 am

    The most recent handmade card was sent to my best friend who lives on another island. She loves the flowers, ribbons, pearls, sentiments and dies that makes it so gorgeous. A majority of the designs are similar to Becca’s cards which I use as a guide. I’m so thrilled to find someone who’s designs are ones that I can envision and learn from.ReplyCancel

  • Fran BaldwinJuly 8, 2015 - 6:24 am

    Hi Becca, I only ever send handmade cards, I only wish they all
    could look like yours! My recipients always seem happy to get
    something I took time and thought over though. It would be wonderful to receive one of yours. Thankyou for the opportunity.
    Fran. (From the UK)ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 8, 2015 - 7:36 am

    Last handmade card was sent to my daughter for Easter. She really appreciates them & decorates her dorm room wall with my cards. Now I write letters in my cards, the last one sent was in Dec for Xmas.ReplyCancel

  • Pat BargerJuly 8, 2015 - 7:54 am

    I think it depends on what they are taught growing up. If they are surrounded by loved ones and friends who hand make items for gifts, then maybe they will want to learn and carry on the tradition. For me, it started with my mom and my grandma. My daughter picked it up from me and her grandma. I hope and pray that this is not lost to cell phones and the computer!
    Lovely card today Becca. Would live to receive one of your handmade treasures!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 8, 2015 - 11:14 am

    Oh my! Where I live, sending homemade cards is risky with our postal system, so they are better hand delivered. But this does hamper the sending of cards to places further away! We do sometimes envy you Americans with your excellent postal service (LOL)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RJuly 8, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    I really like the addition of blue in this card!

    The last handmade card i sent was baby shower invitations and 2 bday cards. The last handwritten letter was sent in a few xmas cards last year.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly JordanJuly 9, 2015 - 9:42 am

    your card is beautiful! As for your question my college age daughter makes painted quotes on canvases but no cards so I send her with some of mine.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 9, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    It is hard to say how many cards I do in a week. Since I am still working part time I pull my monthly calendar up and sometimes will make cards 2-3 times at a sitting when I have the time. Monthly I can say I do about 4-5 cards.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 9, 2015 - 10:34 pm

    Another lovely creation. I send more letters than cards that are handmade. This is likely to change since my hometown Hallmark store has closed.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne C.July 10, 2015 - 11:09 am

    This blue and brown color combination makes this card extra pretty. love the bow center that you used.
    I just made my Aunt’s 90th birthday card and she raved about it. I write handmade letters at Christmas time.ReplyCancel