Day of Giving Friday: Congratulations

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label, Spellbinders Regal Allure - full supply list and instructions at
Good  morning friends!  Today I have a couple of things to share including some good news.  First, here’s a card that I shared last week of the Spellbinders website but I wanted to show it here too.  This card is up for grabs because today is Day of Giving Friday and I’m sure that someone in your life needs Congratulations.  To win the card simply leave a comment and a randomly picked reader anywhere in the world will win.  Speaking of winners – there are four new winners posted HERE for the last several weeks Day of Giving.  On top of that, good news, all cards that I’ve received addresses for have gone into the mail!  Carol Pinkey, Marlene Iacuzzi and Beth Jones, I hope I didn’t somehow miss an address if you sent it to me :-)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label, Spellbinders Regal Allure - full supply list and instructions at
My card today is an example of how you can change up your dies and extend their use with a snip here and a snip there.  The main die in this card is Spellbinders Ornamental Crest (I designed this for the wedding collection but it stands up for use every day).  Originally I thought it might be too wide for my design when I realized I could really draw down the size of the design with a snip here and a snip there.   I wanted to change it up to add the pointed filigree piece to the center as a statement to draw your eye in.  Below you can see the snips I took to bring down the size of the die for this card. If you feel like your cutting isn’t smooth enough simply take a nail file and sand the edges smooth!

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label, Spellbinders Regal Allure - full supply list and instructions at

Walk Through on How to Make the Card

  1. For this simple card I created a card base from white card stock using Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label. Remember to cut a card base from a simple label die you fold your card stock in half and place the fold shy of the cut line on the inside – then run through your machine.  (see below)
  2. Next I used foam tape to adhere the Spellbinders Ornamental Crest die cut from silver, that I so easily trimmed.  Cut a duplicate in white and use the center pieces.
  3. With white cardstock, cut two of the peaked embellishment pieces from Spellbinders Regal Allure and glue to the upper and lower edges of the Ornamental Crest die cut.
  4. Finish off with a sentiment, add a bow, pearls and flowers.
  5. Use the curly tendril element from the Classic Elegance Label set to embellish the bow and flowers.
    Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Ornamental Crest, Spellbinders Classic Elegance Label, Spellbinders Regal Allure - full supply list and instructions at

About Day of Giving Friday
Every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can always check HERE to see if you’ve won.   For your comment today:  Obsolescence always catches me by surprise. What is the thing  no longer readily in use or going away that you wish would come back?  (I’m even leaving a comment on this one!)

More News!
Last weekend I was in for a lovely surprise.  I was reluctant to write an entire post about it so I shared on Instagram with a rare selfie and wanted to share it here too because you all have been so very supportive.  I’d not be here were it not for you :-)  See caption below picture.

Amazing Paper Grace dies now available in Michaels Stores - Yay!

Talk about a huge confidence boost and a dream come true! Yesterday while at Michaels I spied a die template I designed for Spellbinders and it even has my logo! Today finds me smiling, sharing my joy and grateful for the resolve to never give up.


Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth – Retired
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – 80lb smooth cardstock, The Fine Touch Metallic Cardstock – Silver
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Ranger Extra Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Silver
Accessories: Spellbinders Ornamental CrestSpellbinders Classic Elegance LabelSpellbinders Regal Allure, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Mulberry Flowers


Whew, long post!!  It’s been busy and just a note to let you know that next week I’m having foot surgery and hope I can navigate to my computer in my comfy little house.  I won’t be down long, but I’m so very nervous and as you can imagine, after being a caregiver I never quite feel comfortable having a caregiver.  It’s all outside of my comfort zone but I’ve found from experience that’s where all the learning is.


  • Melissa BJuly 8, 2016 - 7:14 am

    Just last week I needed a phone book – to get an address to send out a sympathy card. With cell phones so prevalent in our society, we are losing the phone book as a source of information.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 8, 2016 - 7:28 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card. So Beccaesque. Love how you have modified your die cut. Hope your foot surgery goes well. Feet are funny things. I had a problem a few years ago which meant feet up for 6 weeks. I was so depressed. Couldn’t do anything and felt completely useless. But all is well now. We don’t look after our feet and shoes enough until there’s a problem. So put your feet up and enjoy a rest. Youve earnt a bit of down time. Can’t think of an answer to your question today. I shall put my thinking cap on. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJuly 8, 2016 - 7:35 am

    Good afternoon lovely lady,
    What a gorgeous card but there again that is not unusual for me to think that about your creations as the way that you make something take life and look so elegent and beautiful always takes my breath away. I love coming on to see what new things you have been doing and showing just sometimes it’s that wee bit difficult but we all have those days don’t we, just some more than others.
    What always surprises me is when a young person opens a door for me or gives up a seat for me. Being disabled i find it quite common to struggle with opening doors when on my sticks or having to stand when there are fit people sitting or their bags are sitting on a chair that a disable or elderly person might have. I was down at Carlisle(just at the top of the English/Scottish border) trying to struggle through these doors that wanted me to pull in which i hardly had the strength to stand never mind pull a door, when this young man and his partner came running up to open the door for me. Now that is maybe not a big thing in the grand scheme of things but when you are on two sticks or even in a wheelchair and trying to manoeuvre through doors, sticking your head in the part that you have got open until you get a wee bit more strength together to try and open it that wee bit more to allow you through, it really says and means alot that someone will give you their help. Old fashion courtesy is sadly long gone from everyday life of a lot of people but sometimes it can be the way they have been brought up, never been shown what it is to start with and other times it is just because they don’t want to waste time as they are on a mission becuase of the fast pace of life.
    Anyway i will leave you with love and hugs lovely lady and i for one am glad when i get to see a apg icon on a die pack or stamp because i know that i am going to get something very special, so enjoy seeing your name there flower, as you have worked very hard to earn it,
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • ErleneTJuly 8, 2016 - 7:37 am

    Come back ladies stretch pants. They give you a thinner look!ReplyCancel

  • DeniceJuly 8, 2016 - 7:41 am

    When I was growing up, we lived with the knowledge of Christ and the love of family and friends. Today’s world is turning away from God and as a result we live in a very sad world where it is all about “me”. What’s in it for “me”, What’s best for “me”. As long as it’s about “me”. I long for the days of caring for others and the love of Christ everywhere. This is what I miss most and wish would return. God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJuly 8, 2016 - 7:42 am

    First of all, what an amazing and fabulous card, you made for us again here for today. It is sooo sooo beautiful, and sooo elegant, and I love to play with my dies like this too, and find out, you can make even many new designs with them this way.
    And I´m sooo glad to hear, that this adventure has busted your selfconfidence so much, that´s putre joy to hear, and if anyone deserves some good luck, it sure is you, and I hope, this adventure will go all to the stars with you Becca, and I just absolutely LOVE your design and what we can make with them.
    One thing, that I wish back, that has been?? It´s not as much a thing, as it is a way of living. I really miss the good old days, where we all came home late afternoon and could sit diwn and enjoy the dinner all together, as it´s almost impossible these days, with everyone having different workschedules and comming and going on soo many different times all day and night these days, so there´s always somne missing, no matter how long before you try to gather them all, and that is sooo sad, I think, and that´s one thing I really miss from the past. Sorry this turned out as a whole essay, I´m afraid. LOL.
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoJuly 8, 2016 - 7:42 am

    All the best for your surgery. Congrats on your dies!ReplyCancel

  • Rai LynnJuly 8, 2016 - 7:43 am

    This would be perfect for my daughter. She just got a TA position as an undergrad — yes, she is in college.ReplyCancel

  • lisa808July 8, 2016 - 7:53 am

    Gorgeous card — perfect for an engagement or wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothJuly 8, 2016 - 7:55 am

    Hello! Beautiful and elegant card as usual! Can’t get over how you pull such beauty from little die cuts and some stamping!! One thing I miss is family getting together for dinners, BBQs and such. Except for some holidays, it has been years where some of my children have called and just come to visit. They are so busy they don’t even come for visits or even some holidays. I was raised birthdays and holidays are family times.
    Prayers to you for a quick recovery.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJuly 8, 2016 - 7:57 am

    Beautiful card. I’ll be praying for your foot surgery. Mine went bad and I just pray yours is going to be a breeze.

    What a lovely surprise to see your own die on a shelf. I’m not into selfies but I think that’s one that definitely would have made it. I think the card should go to you…..LOL. Congratulations, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SørflatenJuly 8, 2016 - 8:04 am

    This card is beautiful, Becca, so elegant and classy!
    Thanks for the tip on how to change the dies!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 8, 2016 - 8:19 am

    Hi Becca, such a beautiful card again , you always inspire me with your talent.
    I would like for Good Manners to come back not only in the young but in the older generation too.
    God bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJuly 8, 2016 - 8:23 am

    Hi Becca. A stunning card. Love the beautiful dies and how versatile they are. Hope your foot surgery goes well, will be thinking of you.
    Love the selfie of your wonderful experience :-)
    Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • PhyllisJuly 8, 2016 - 8:24 am

    Becca you are an amazing woman and so very generous.
    I love everything you do.ReplyCancel

  • christiJuly 8, 2016 - 8:39 am

    I love technology. what I don’t like is how fast what I got last week is obsolete. records, 8 tracks, cassettes, cd’s, mp3s, and who knows …

    lovely card. how cool to see your dies in Michael’s. I wish our Michael’s stocked half of what I saw at the one where you were.

    good luck on the surgery and allow yourself the time you need to heal.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJuly 8, 2016 - 8:41 am

    Gorgeous card. Praying that all goes well with your foot surgery.
    I wish the Grand Calibur Elegant Ovals dies were still available. I’ve searched high and low for a set of those dies, but haven’t been able to find one.ReplyCancel

  • Diana LoefflerJuly 8, 2016 - 8:57 am

    I have followed your Friday posts for a long time and I’m always amazed at your ability to transform a die by cutting it in half or choosing portions of it to use opposed to the whole die cut. Your eye for creating an organic flow while using symmetrical pieces is a gift.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJuly 8, 2016 - 9:08 am

    What a lovely card, like how you altered the die cut.There are a lot of things I wish would come back.ReplyCancel

  • Dalyce MangumJuly 8, 2016 - 9:11 am

    Absolutely love your cards. You are a great inspiration to me. This card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it.ReplyCancel

  • Danita KinneyJuly 8, 2016 - 9:13 am

    I’m a new follower and I want to tell you that I love your cards! They are so me! I own a ton of Spellbinder dies and I am always looking for inspiration.
    Thank you again for sharing your talent with us.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasJuly 8, 2016 - 9:20 am

    That’s what I love about you. You are so innovative at using things in a way most of us would never do. You “color out of the lines” VERY well.
    I miss handwritten communication. Cursive is an extension of oneself that is so personal. I wish everyone would use it more.ReplyCancel

  • carolJuly 8, 2016 - 9:23 am

    Hi, Becca. You asked what is no longer in use, or I wish would come back. I know this isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, but I so wish peace and innocence could come back into our society the world over.

    Be safe and blessed.



  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJuly 8, 2016 - 9:35 am

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card and it looks so delicate and intricate, thank you for you step by step info. Yay!!! I won one of your beautiful cards??? I sent my details to you via your contact form.
    I am with Elaine – Good Manners is definitely on the top of my list. I walk with a cane and often when people go through a shop door they don’t look behind and leg go of the door, it takes seconds to check behind! Take care of yourself Becca, thinking of you re your surgery big hugs X X XReplyCancel

  • ChristineJuly 8, 2016 - 9:39 am

    I am sure that everything will go well with your foot surgery. About 5 or years ago I had surgery on both of my feet. The only part that was hard for me was I could not drive to go and see my grandkids. I will be praying for you. As always your cards are so lovely.

    Your Sister in ChristReplyCancel

  • Deb J.July 8, 2016 - 9:42 am

    Congratulations, Becca!! I need to make a trip to Michael’s! I’m always sad when I go back and see one of the beautiful cards you’ve made, only to find out the die is no longer available. Also, wish manners and God (as mentioned above) weren’t becoming so obsolete. Best of luck on your surgery, and quick recovery!ReplyCancel

  • Faulba DorsettJuly 8, 2016 - 9:43 am

    Becca, I pray you an uneventful surgery and a quick and successful recovery. I am always astonished at your creativity and workmanship. I really appreciate you share that with us. There are a lot of things I wish were still used such as courtesy to one another, cursive writing, a better education for our children like we had, the innocence of people, love for one another, being able to keep our doors unlocked, playing in the streets with our friends, riding horses all day, going where we wanted and not come home till almost dark. I could keep going but I will stop at these. I grew up in the 50’s and it was a wonderful time.ReplyCancel

  • NoeleneJuly 8, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    I love how you are so clever & versatile & get the most out of your dies. Beautiful card as always.
    I also live seeing the APG logo on the packs of dies I purchase. Keep up the great work & keep them coming :D
    I wish for so many things to come back, innocence, respect, when life was not so crazy busy. I love technology, but I really wish, especially children, would not rely on social media & their devices so much.
    I honestly agree with a lot of the comments made today.
    Good luck for your surgery, I will keep you in my prayers.
    Have a lovely weekend! xReplyCancel

  • LageneJuly 8, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Gorgeous card! May God bless you with a good surgery and great recovery!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennJuly 8, 2016 - 9:54 am

    Wishing you good luck with your surgery and hope that everything goes well. Another example of how you take an item and transform it and another example of a gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Carla HendersonJuly 8, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Pending weddings require card making week for me. With your beautiful inspiration, card making will be sweet! Hoping my next 2 hour trip will find lovely dies at Michaels????ReplyCancel

  • RayaJuly 8, 2016 - 10:22 am

    So sweet so see your selfie! You are beautiful and so are your dies! I wish email thank yous would go away. Handwritten letters in handmade cards are so personnel and not given by young people as much as they should be given.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesJuly 8, 2016 - 10:24 am

    Another gorgeous card & so clever, clipping here & there! I will echo what has already been written; courtesy, respect, good manners, the innocence of childhood, family gatherings and even print Yellow Pages. I was in that industry for about 20 years and recently lost my job due to the internet and technology – and I love them both.
    Best of luck on your surgery and hoping for a speedy recovery. I love that you saw your products at Michael’s.
    Have a lovely weekend-ReplyCancel

  • Margie VoossJuly 8, 2016 - 10:29 am

    Hi ms Becca what a great card.I just hope that one day I will win one of you cards lol…..ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJuly 8, 2016 - 10:32 am

    Love this card, Becca, and as usual, it is beautiful. I do like the white on white and need to make a wedding card today to which I am going to use white c.s. Good luck on your foot surgery, hope you have a surgeon that is a specialist in that area as there are many little bones there. I will put you on my prayer list for a speedy and successful recovery. And, as far as not being able to be on your feet or doing anything ………when I had one of my hip surgeries I felt that way. Well, voila, that is when I decided to get into geneology, sent out letters w. a stamped envie to relatives and that is history – I love doing that also. So take advantage of your time off and do what you have longed to do. Good Luck!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire H.July 8, 2016 - 10:52 am

    Beautiful card! Wonderful tip for altering a die.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SJuly 8, 2016 - 10:53 am

    I miss the good ol’ days when we went to dinner and people were actually talking to each other instead of obsessing with their phones.
    You are such a beautiful angel inside and out – love the selfie! Will keep you in my prayers for a successful surgery and recovery.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanJuly 8, 2016 - 10:55 am

    another beautiful card Becca, I don’s it is quite obsolete yet but the art of handwriting, everybody texts & used iPhone these days. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • AletJuly 8, 2016 - 11:11 am

    What another beautiful card. Your cards are so lovely and inspiring. All the best for your foot surgery.
    More time for crafting… Less cleaning time….lol. Have a wonderful xxReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfJuly 8, 2016 - 11:13 am

    Lovely card as usual. I wish courtesy and respect would make a comeback. It seems they are both going obsolete.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 8, 2016 - 11:21 am

    Becca, this card is so creative. I love how you “snip-snip” and create a whole new look with the die. Absolutely fabulous! You really should call your blog “Amazing Paper Genius” because you are a paper genius!!
    As for what is obsolete that I miss, I have to say it is telephone conversations. My girlfriend and I used to spend hours every week gabbing on the phone. Of course texting frees up a lot of time, but texting isn’t a great way to really communicate. I miss phone conversations.
    I also miss letter writing. Again, time consuming, but so worth the effort. I have recently begun writing my mom a letter once a week as she is in assisted living now, and I don’t get to see her much.ReplyCancel

    • ChelseaJuly 8, 2016 - 11:25 am

      Also, I forgot to say a big YAY!!! Your beautiful dies are now available at Michael’s!!! I say, it’s about time!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!
      Also, I do hope and pray your surgery goes well and you have an easy time of it. You will be in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AJuly 8, 2016 - 11:52 am

    As usual, another lovely card; I’d love to win it. The thing I miss most is the hand written note….texts are so impersonal.ReplyCancel

  • marycarolynstoyJuly 8, 2016 - 12:17 pm

    Becca, Your cards are so beautiful. I haven’t been making cards for a while now, but I am returning to cardmaking because of you. Some of your designs will be used on scrapbooking pages. Thank you for your “Friday, Day of Giving.” All I have to give you today is knowing I’ll be praying for you and hope your foot will heal effectively. Sincerely, MaryCarolynReplyCancel

  • DebraJuly 8, 2016 - 12:30 pm

    This is a beauty that you’ve created again Becca! I read your post and I am so glad you posted a picture of yourself in front of the dies. That must have really been a thrill to see your own creation hanging there! I am going to take some artistic licence when telling you about what I wish was not obsolete. I know lots of papercrafters will agree! Papers only seem to be created and sold for a very short period of time. What happens when you absolutely love a certain paper and it is no longer made?! It is impossible to be found anywhere and unless you were able to foresee the need to stockpile, you’re out of luck, depending on how old it is. I really don’t like the fact that dsp changes as often as it does and find it impossible to keep up with! I know lots of people will disagree but I’ve had this happen to me so many times. Thank heavens for companies like Graphic 45 tyat re-release papers, but most companies do not. That’s my take on obsolescence! Hope your surgery goes well Becca and hoping for a speedy recovery!ReplyCancel

  • MildredJuly 8, 2016 - 12:33 pm

    I miss respect whether driving or walking. What we used to call manners. There is too much “me, me, me.” I have several friends who have had foot surgery, some on both feet, and they have been just fine. You will be too!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WaltonJuly 8, 2016 - 12:48 pm

    I can’t even express how stunning this card is. The moment I saw it I clicked over and bought two of your dies, then came back to this page. I have been following for just a couple of weeks but have learned so much from you. Thank you so much.
    Allow yourself plenty of time to heal! You are well worth the wait.
    I long to hear a live voice at the other end of the line instead of a machine!
    Take care, LindaReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 8, 2016 - 12:49 pm

    A very beautiful and elegant card today. Thank you for challenging us to use our dies in new ways!

    I miss an America where God was the center of our lives. I’d love to see our country turn back to God and put Him first. It would change our nation.

    Have a wonderful day, Becca. I will be praying for you and your surgery.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJuly 8, 2016 - 12:53 pm

    Your card today is simple but elegant. So glad you showed us how to use our dies by a simple snip. Best wishes on the operation. It will be a good time to catch up with sitting jobs..Don”t push it and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

    I wish things would go back in time maybe to the 50″s when the kids had good manners, respect, especially for teachers, when we played hopscotch, jacks and games like that instead of sitting on computers and electronic games. Guys picked you up in a suit or neatly dressed and girls dressed neatly. Please bring back those days when we didn’t have to worry about our safety at school. Did any of you ever think you would have police in the schools and kids with guns?ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwJuly 8, 2016 - 1:02 pm

    Well done Becca! Your dies are so pretty and so is your beautiful card today. Will be thinking of you next week with your surgery. May you know the peace of God that surpasses understanding.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJuly 8, 2016 - 1:08 pm

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • NancyJuly 8, 2016 - 1:20 pm

    This beautiful card would be a perfect anniversary gift…today marks nearly 50 years of marriage for my husband and I. Marriages that last a life time need to make a come back.

    Good luck with your surgery…sending prayers for a speedy recovery!!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 8, 2016 - 1:48 pm

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, and a beautiful picture of you, it must be a fabulous feeling when you see your own designs, how proud you must be. A great tutorial showing us how you created this card, thank you.
    I hope your foot surgery goes well, I know what you mean about the caregiving, likewise I would prefer to be the caregiver than the care-receiver. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 8, 2016 - 1:53 pm

    Hi again Becca, Nearly forgot – I wish that ‘good manners’ would make a comeback, and being ‘courteous to others’ also.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 8, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    Can’t think of anything I need to come back….I usually buy what I like when it first comes out so I have a LOT of DIES!!!! No need to wait for this to be brought back – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Carol bJuly 8, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    Congratulations to you Becca! What a thrill to see something that you’ve designed. Your cards are always so lovely. Our store hardly carries any dies anymore.
    Carol bReplyCancel

  • Kimberly WurlJuly 8, 2016 - 2:20 pm

    Becca, I just have to congratulate you on a dream come true! Your work is SO amazing! I really admire your talent and strength of spirit. I have read your blog for quite awhile and have read your story. You have gone through so much and yet you are so strong! You are an inspiration to all of us who want to change our lives to really make a living through art. Congratulations, again! Thank you for sharing your art with us!

  • Rosemary TejaJuly 8, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    Congratulations on finding your die on display, I wish I could find more. Good luck with the foot operation, have faith in the caregiver and you will be fine hope all goes well for you. Thank you for a gorgeous card todayReplyCancel

  • Judy InukaiJuly 8, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    What a beautiful card. I love how you modified the die to fit the card. I would have never thought to do that. Good luck with your surgery. I hope it goes well for you.
    In thinking about what has become almost obsolete – how about local stamp stores. I’ve gotten braver about shopping online, but there’s nothing like browsing through a bricks and mortar store and seeing all of the wonderful products and samples. I’m looking forward to attending our annual Stamp Show this weekend to see all the new goodies. I was really excited to learn that Michael’s is carrying Spellbinders dies again – and how exciting for you to see your own designs on the shelves.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJuly 8, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    Becca, I just love how you are opening my eyes to all the possibilities I can actually do by using your dies. I have all the dies, I just never realized how many ways they can be snipped & glued together to make so many configurations…..Love it!

    The thing I miss is seeing children outside just playing. I now see little children walking with IPODs/IPADs in front of their faces, not talking to each other. No bicycles, no running, no water guns or even bouncing balls anymore. It is just too sad to watch all of the neighborhood children get so pudgy from lack of activity and social interaction with friends. Somehow hope this trend reverses.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJuly 8, 2016 - 3:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca. I will pray for you to have a speedy recovery.
    Obsolete item, hmmmm – the telephone. Yup, I would like to have more conversations with friends and family rather than fb, email, and texts.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassJuly 8, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Beautiful card. So glad Spellbinders is at Michael’s againReplyCancel

  • Maxine DiffeyJuly 8, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    Oh Becca what a beauty this card is!!
    All the best for your surgery and post op care – i will pray that all goes well for you.
    I hate the fact that very few cloth nappies are available now – I HATE seeing the waste of disposables!! They have their place, i will admit that, but for general use – NO!!!!

  • Kristine VencelJuly 8, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Beautiful Becca design! Love all of your little tips for new ways to use our dies.
    Also love the selfie at Michael’s! You look wonderful in your photo. Great job!
    There have been some wonderful answers to your question, most of which surprised me. I was thinking papercrafting tools & products, while so many of the readers thought of manners & behaviors of the past.
    So the two things I am missing are rub-ons (they are hard to find but I love them), and wider toilet paper rolls. Silly I know, as you are all rolling on the floor laughing, but I just detest that ugly plastic cylinder showing on either side of the paper roll. It just makes me crazy! Lol
    And I wish you a speedy & uneventful foot surgery recovery!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJuly 8, 2016 - 6:43 pm

    We are so very fortunate that you kindly share your amazing imagination and talent with us. I love the dies that you design many are “must haves” for me.
    All the very best for your upcoming surgeryReplyCancel

  • Jenny EnglishJuly 8, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Beautiful card as usual. Thank you for showing another way to alter and use dies in different ways.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 8, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    Good morning Becca, Beautiful card I love it!!! Hope all goes well with the surgery!!! What would I like to see come back is good old conversation, for people to say hello or good day, not to have people walk into you because they’re too busy texting to look where they’re going!!! To sit on a bus or tram and not have someone shouting into a phone at the top of their voice, I m not interested!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINJuly 8, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card like always! Stay down and keep your feet up! Do not give it a chance to swell up as it will never go down again! (It will but it will take a long time) Praying for a fast recovery for you. It would be nice if you would give us a PO box so we could all send you get well wishes. That would give you something to do while you are down! I will common sense would come back, it seems to be obsolete! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • Bette SJuly 8, 2016 - 9:18 pm

    First of all, Becca, I will be praying for a speedy recoveray from your foot Surgery. I’ve had that and know what it is like to be laid up for awhile. Such an inconvenience! Loved the photo of you with your die. What would do without you and all your geniusnessReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingJuly 8, 2016 - 9:24 pm

    Lovely card!

    The thing I wish would come back, is “old fashioned”teaching. I work with families and students with disabilities whose IEPs have failed, and often, the only teaching is by computer program. Instead of using a chalkboard and going through examples, it is a computer program, which doesn’t work with many students who struggle with pixel based screens, auditory processing, and a host of other things interfering with their learning. Trying to get appropriate accommodations is really hard in this kind of teaching culture. Too many students can’t learn in this environment.

    Ok, off the soap box. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Sandy ArtmanJuly 8, 2016 - 9:47 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Such an elegantly shaped card – so lovely!
    Thank you so much for sharing your good news about Spellbinders dies at Michaels. I haven’t seen any in my local store yet but I will keep looking.
    Keeping you in thought and prayer regarding your foot surgery. I hope you have a speedy recovery and it doesn’t keep you from doing the things you love.
    I’m sure when things became obsolete in my life, I was upset but right now I can’t remember them. It’s the people in my life I miss, and I will never forget them.
    Love and blessings,

  • KathleenRJuly 8, 2016 - 10:31 pm

    Beautiful card, but Ido not know the meaning of your questions???


  • Nancy VondraJuly 8, 2016 - 11:04 pm

    Congratulations! That is so very exciting to see something you made in a store. Our Michaels had not one die!!! I sent them a comment, too. lol Beautiful card so light and airy! Perfect for my ‘daughter’s’ wedding. I wish all the things others have said to come back. In light of recent shootings, I wish common sense and respect of one another as well as those in law enforcement to come back. Decency seemReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraJuly 8, 2016 - 11:06 pm

    Congratulations! That is so very exciting to see something you made in a store. Our Michaels had not one die!!! I sent them a comment, too. lol Beautiful card so light and airy! Perfect for my ‘daughter’s’ wedding.
    I wish all the things others have said to come back. In light of recent shootings, I wish common sense and respect of one another as well as those in law enforcement to come back. Common decency seems to have fled.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NJuly 9, 2016 - 1:08 am

    Beautiful photo, Becca- Congrats! I remember this chocolate bar I used to love as a kid – I think it was called “5 Star”. It was basically chocolate covered toasted coconut- I have never seen it again!
    All the best with the foot surgery; I hope everything goes smoothly.ReplyCancel

  • Betty mcalisterJuly 9, 2016 - 2:29 am

    Morning Becca. Firstly, good luck with your surgery. Am sure if you rest as instructed, you’ll make a quick recovery.
    your card is beautiful and it is so helpful to have the pictures of where you actually trimmed the dies as well as the instruction.
    For me it would be good manners and thoughtfulness missing nowadays.
    Take care X BettyReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 9, 2016 - 2:51 am

    What an absolutely stunning card! A lovely photo of you too Becca. Good luck with the surgery – it’s going to be difficult but you will really need to be patient and not rush things during the healing process. Very best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothJuly 9, 2016 - 3:16 am

    Well, Congrats on the Die at Michael’s!!!!

    Praying about the speedy Recovery from the Foot Surgery. That all goes well. {{{hugz}}} Never deny anyone the chance to care for you it is a gift to them. They want to help. To be truly Humble means being able to give as well as to receive. I had to learn this the hard way myself.

    So please just rest and heal {{{hugz}}}}.ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJuly 9, 2016 - 6:49 am

    You continually surprise me with your usage of dies. You inspire me to be creative and daring when using my dies. Obsolescence – it seems like time and the world is flying by so fast that everything that I grew up with is becoming obsolete. The telephone which was the major way of communicating has given way to the smart phone which does everything (phone conversations, emails, photos, tweets, news, television, movies, books, and more). I seem to be playing catch up on all the latest technologies and loosing. I miss the ‘good ol’ days’ but appreciate today.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJuly 9, 2016 - 7:49 am

    The card is beautiful, Becca, as always! I love how you show us how to change up the dies so we can use them in more than one way.ReplyCancel

  • Denniqua MJuly 9, 2016 - 8:07 am

    Gorgeous cards!!! I love the changes that you make with a single die. Your ideas are absolutely inspiring. Speedy recovery with your foot surgery. Blessings!!ReplyCancel

  • GayleJuly 9, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Beautiful card Becca. I love all the dies you design & when I was in U.S. I managed to get quite a few. Now in Canada (Ontario) & with our dollar so poor I don’t get to purchase them now.
    Michaels isn’t close to me & I would dearly love a Hobby Lobby
    here. My favorite store!!!
    Keep up the beautiful work Becca – which is everything you do
    God Bless You

  • Mitzi LuttrullJuly 9, 2016 - 9:54 am

    Becca, your card is gorgeous as usual. Your creativity is truly an inspiration and an aspiration as well for me. I’m proud of you, too, for creating your own line for Spellbinders. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethJuly 9, 2016 - 10:02 am

    Beautiful Becca, your designs are endless! always the best and so creative,Beautiful selfie too!!

  • KathymJuly 9, 2016 - 10:22 am

    So elegant and fresh!!!! These new dies are super fabulous!!!!!! The way you layer the elements is so very creative! Thank you! For being our guide and mentor!!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJuly 9, 2016 - 11:17 am

    Awesome card…congrats on dies..can’t wait to check them out…hope all goes well with your surgery ….I just had back surgery 3 weeks ago and also in a cast on my left leg….so I totally understand. Uplifting you in prayers…paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensJuly 9, 2016 - 3:37 pm

    Oh what a fabulously elegant card! And what a fabulously elegant lady! So lovely for you to find your dies on the racks!
    Golly – so many things seem to be becoming obsolete or out of fashion. Faith, good manners, politeness, respect for others, selflessness, extended family and community occasions without people being attached to their mobile phones….. quite a list! I love the new electronic sewing machines, but I hanker after my grandmother’s Singer treadle machine! It never went wrong!
    Wishing you well for your operation. I pray you make a full and speedy recovery and are soon running around again.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJuly 10, 2016 - 8:38 am

    Beautiful card, Becca. I still have to try your technique that you use on this card. Love your dies and have a lot of them. Our Michael’s has sort of disband from Spellbinder dies and only carry Sizzix stuff and Tim Holtz. Will have to check again soon.
    We need to put God back in our lives more and to heck with political correctness and fear of offending someone. And respect for all.
    Darlin’ I hope your surgery goes well, I will keep you in my prayers and know in my heart, HE will heal. God Bless you my friend.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJuly 10, 2016 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful card, guess what!! Ur dies have been on BLITSY and I have purchased many of them!! There and elsewhere. I was so happy to learn that Michaels was carrying the spellbinder dies!! As to the day of giving comment I would love to see handwritten letters come back and email go away!! Also cursive writing should be taught and not abandoned!

  • ConniecrafterJuly 10, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    oh wow that is so cool your dies are there, our Michaels quit selling all Spellbinders dies, so sad :(ReplyCancel

  • LoisJuly 11, 2016 - 6:50 am

    I wish there would be more kindness and forgiveness in our interactions with people. That comes with believing in Jesus and acting the way He would want. I will keep you in my prayers for a good turnout with your surgery. As usual, your card is beautiful. I pray that you won’t go away either. Thank you for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.July 11, 2016 - 7:15 am

    Many prayers for your foot surgery! I had foot surgery several years ago and it went fine and healed up quickly. It is an adjustment getting around for a while, but not too bad. Your card is beautiful!! I couldn’t think of anything that I wish would come back crafty wise, but I remember chain-link fences growing up and how you could always talk to your neighbors. Don’t do that at all nowadays with the tall wood fences we have here in Texas!ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsJuly 11, 2016 - 8:47 am

    Wow Becca you blow me away !!!!!The things i wish for cant come back …my lovely mum !!!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonJuly 12, 2016 - 4:06 am

    Hi Becca, I don’t very often comment on your card, (for various reasons) however I do look forward to them arriving on my email every week. I think your cards are always beautiful and have inspired me in so many way. The card today is no exception. Your dies are beautiful and a joy to own.
    Just want to wish you well with your foot operation and hope you are soon up and about.

  • SuzzieQJuly 13, 2016 - 8:30 am

    I like your creative snipping technique, your written instructions for making this card and your photos. Your card is very nice, too. How exciting for you that you saw your die in Michaels. I can not imagine how proud you were to find it there and how rewarding was your experience. I ordered a couple more of your dies this week, the bag die and the Regal Allure die. I have great plans for your bag die.ReplyCancel

    • SuzzieQJuly 13, 2016 - 8:32 am

      Wishing you a successful foot surgery with an easy and complete recovery.ReplyCancel

  • Karan WrightJuly 13, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Love the card. So elegant! I miss true patriotism and the celebration of our country (not just the parties and the flashes of light but true feeling of pride in our country!). I miss the freedom for our children and grandchildren just to be children. Why do they have to grow up so fast! Let them enjoy childhood instead of learning all the evil in the world. I feel that books are going away. We all use our ipad, kindles, nooks, and computers to read the written word and books will soon no longer be available to hold and touch and pass along to a friend. Will it soon be the same for magazines or for newspapers (who are already feeling the crunch and downsizing). Praying for your surgery!ReplyCancel

  • RobinJuly 14, 2016 - 8:05 am

    This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for posting a few pictures about how you put it all together.
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  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 14, 2016 - 1:39 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card, or should I say cards as I have just caught up again and looked through what I have missed lol! Such beautiful creations always. I really love your designs what a talented Lady you are and beautiful too. Must be such a joy to see your logo on a product, nice to be recognized for your work no matter how small.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel