Good morning sweet friends! Here is today’s card for giveaway to one of you! For Day of Friday Giving I have a new card with a wonderful scripture stamp from Quietfire Design – Every Good Perfect Gift. I love a sentiment that you can send for any occasion! To pair it with dies that need nothing else to shine, make for a card you’re more likely to put together. I get a lot of mileage out of framed cards because the frame is the decoration and the frame absolutely completes the card! So in short – you can make a card that looks just like this.
About The Card
Today I selected a die from the new(ish) Art Deco Collection with Spellbinders. I’m telling you – the die does all the work! I simply cut an aperature in my gold foil paper using Spellbinders Labels Thirty Five. Once cut, I centered the opening over Spellbinders Deco Lux die template and cut. This gave me a frame. I stamped my sentiment onto vellum so that it would not need to compete with the print background and trimmed the vellum so that it would fit within the frame. The sentiment is adhered with one layer of foam tape and the remainder of the frame is adhered with two layers of foam tape. It’s that easy. Now the Deco Lux die cut out is 6 x 6 and since I wanted more accent around that frame I started with a card base that is 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ – since there are so many envelope makers on the market, making a custom envelope for this card is no problemo :-) The gold rimmed layer that sits on my card base is 6-1/4″ x 6-1/4″ (using the Hinged technique to make the card base).
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. For your comment today: What’s your favorite way to show kindness?
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Every Good Perfect Gift
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Cardstock, The Fine Touch Gold Metallic Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink: Amuse Studio – Onyx
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels Thirty Five, Spellbinders Deco Lux, Satin Ribbon – Paper Source, Button from my StashSending hugs my friends. Hang in there with me, I’m so slow in completing all my background tasks and it’s just me to do the work but I’m yearning to be back here and will be soon. Don’t give up – I have lots locked up in my mind to share, I’m just working though some projects that will keep Amazing Paper Grace strong. Have a great weekend!
Yet another stunning card! My way to show kindness is to always be there when a helping hand is needed.
Hi Becca, What an amazing card here again today. All your work is always sooo beautiful, and I love how they most times can be used for different occasions.
My preffered way of showing kindness is, when people least expect it. To make them a nice card, just because….. and also a small handmade gift just to cheer them up, if I feel, they need a little kindness in their life. There´s just nothing like putting a smile on someones face, when they just don´t feel like smiling, and don´t expect anything like this. It can really make my heart warm.
My way of giving is to make a special card for someone. I can’t sing or am musical one bit or have any real talents, so I use the small talent God has given me to create cards to give away. I know they are not on the scale of your awesome cards, but I’m proud of the ones I make. And I do think they are appreciated.
Now, I have a question for you: What spellbinder dies do you recommend for making hinged A2 cards? I’ve watched your tutorial on making hinged cards and am ready to try my hand at them – but would prefer to make a smaller card. Any suggetions?
Another fabulous card! I am amazed at the endless amount of creativity you possess. My way to show kindness is to try to anticipate and do something for someone before they even know that it needs to be done, especially an unpleasant task or chore.
What a stunningly beautiful card! My favorite way to show kindness is to send cards! Sometimes l send them anonymously. Even with all of the technology I think people still love to receive “mail”. And a handmade card is special!!
Thanks for always sharing your beautiful cards; they really give in inspiration.
This card is an eye catcher as everybody loves gold! So glad you gave measurements and more details. I’m loving the Art Deco style and this new Quietfire sentiment. There arent a lot out there that are solely focused on the Source of our strength. I listen – that’s my main act of kindness, where in a self centered world people really want to know they’re important. Thanks Becca for all your hard work on that crafting table!
This is so beautifu, wondered when you would use this die. Was patiently waiting as it one of the first ones I bought at Scrapbook Expo in Orlando. When when I saw it, I had to have this one and you are right – it makes the card. Yours is lovely as always.
My fav way to show kindness to make a personalized card. I did 5 this week for my daughter’s nurses when she was in the hospital, 1 for her doctor (surgeon) and one for my husband and my ex-doctor’s 70 birthday. All 7 made the same but with doctor and nurse embellishments. Love doing mass production.
Have a blessed weekend.
Love the scripture and the rest of your card speaks for itself!! Becca, I would love to learn how to make bows as perfect as yours. Every one of them you make are just so luxurious, soft and romantic. I have one of your bow makers and I use it daily. Loves, Ruthie
What a beautiful card. Acts of kindness don’t get near the attention that they should. If only reporters would start focusing on the good rather than the bad, changes might be seen?!
My favorite act of kindness would be cooking for people in their time of need and or sending an encouraging card when someone needs a pick me up.
My favorite act of kindness is random and anonymous. The card is beautiful but I’m going to have to read the instructions when I’ve had more coffee….
Opps! I forgot to answer your question. OOOO I have many. I think it would be to, on the spur of the moment, put down what ever I’m doing and do something for someone else. It brings such Joy to others which in turn makes my heart smile. More Loves, Ruthie
Stunning card made with wonderful die and sentiment.
My favourite way of showing kindness is to give my time in the shape of a visit, and to take a “Just Because” or “Thinking of You” card. I think time is the kindest gift of all.
BEAUTIFUL card BECCA – the sentiment is perfect!!!
I look for where help is needed and try to fill a gap. Needless to say, I send hand made cards to try to uplift, inspire, and bring a smile.
My favorite way of showing kindness is giving someone a surprise gift to show I care or appreciate something they have done for me. Their response warms my heart and sometimes brings tears to my eyes.Gwen Giles
What a sunning card and sentiment,
I do pride myself that i am always there for my family and friends if they should need anything.
Elaine H X
What better way to start my day by viewing a beautiful card that would also brighten up someone’s day. I like to give a friend a phone call just to wish them a good day and know that I’m thinking of them. It doesn’t have to be a long winded conversation but just to hold their hand over the phone and to wish them well.
Keep calling ur friends and whoever I know they appreciate the effort. I sure do.
Sometimes Just a friendly hello is all it takes to brighten ones day.
My favorite way of showing kindness is to call someone. I just lost my husband and I appreciate the people who call just to see how I am doing.
What a stunning card Becca. I am new to your blog, but just love, love, LOVE it.
Now, in reply to your question. My favourite way to show kindness is to be spontaneous ang giving when I know a person needs that extra bit of TLC. Out of the blue, I will send them something, most often something unusual or quirky, which will have no other use than to make that person smile and know they are important. A special handmade card or fancy note will be added, and then, a couple of days later, I will arrive with what may be the most important part of my kindness, chocolate and wine. It always cheers. Xxx
Oh, Becca! This card is really just too gorgeous for words. You are always amazing, and today is no exception! Your creativity keeps me addicted to your blog.
As for my favorite way to show kindness, I must admit it is through gifts. I do think our words should be words of kindness as much as is possible, but outside of kind words I like to present little gifts.
Hi Becca, What a beautiful card, and I agree with you the die does all the work.I love to give cards for no special reason.
Beautiful card. I over to give to my Family and friends something I have made because they are special to me and want them to know
This is an absolutely awesome card. ..I do random acts of kindness all the time but the best part is the high I get back at seeing their surprise & gratitude. ..it is so addicting!!! Yesterday it was a veteran who is a recent resident to my hubs nursing home…i gave him one of my home made flag cards & a small AMERICAN flag…on his hat was WWII…hope this lights a memory in his dementia. I really love to give, but I find it so difficult to receive!!!
Oh Becca, I cannot believe my eyes at how elegant this card is. Like royalty, it is fit for kings and queens!
Attending a friends funeral conjured up all of the kindness I could muster. I loved this amazing person so much I knew I would be a basket case. But I dried my eyes and went today. The Eulogy given by the daughter was beautiful. I’m glad I went for her sake!
Becca, Your cards are always elegant and flawless! I admire your talent. Showing kindness is sometimes best shown by listening and paying attention to the needs of others.
Hi Becca, A beautiful card and well worth waiting for. Lots of thought went into this ‘simple’ card and I appreciate the details to duplicating it by giving dimensions, measurements, and use of vellum. A smile, basic courtesy, and genuine interest for someone goes a long way to expressing kindness–easily given and often much appreciated. Thank you, Barbara
By giving something I made in appreciation. I always try to let everyone know how much I appreciate what they are doing. There are so many people at church that do so many tasks behind the scenes that people tend to be unaware of or just assume things will get done; I try to thank them and let them know how much what they do is appreciated.
Yet another card that is sooooooooooooo beautiful and unique. Usually my favorites are not Deco but this is very lovely. Usually I will make a call, bake something for them and/or send a card that I’m thinking about them.
Beautiful card! I love to take a meal, just because! It’s unexpected and a surprise.
I love love love love that card!!! Soooo beautiful!
My favorite way to show kindness is to do something for someone everyday and not letting them know it was me that did it.
Another awesome card! I love making and giving cards… sometimes for no other reason than to let the person know I’m thinking of them.
Becca, just make a scrapbook page of your daughter as an infant. The quote is perfect for the day you become a mother.
How simple and absolutely gorgeous.
My favourite way to show kindness is to say to someone in need is to tell them quietly that i would be happy to be an ear for them to tell their troubles to.
Hello Becca. The card for today is truly stunning. The gold cardstock, coupled with the Deco Lux die, really pops. And the sentiment completes the entire look. I guess my favorite way to show kindness is to be as caring as I can be to the people around me. Everyone needs something different, but mostly they need someone to understand and show some compassion, to express some common courtesy or even just a friendly smile to brighten their day.
Hi Becca. Absolutely love your stunning card :-) I like to show kindness by just being there for someone. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs xxx
Beautiful Card! Very classic and stylish. It can be used in so many ways.
My favorite way to show kindness is through service or serving others. I love to do something for someone. It could be simple or more time consuming but doing for others brings me such joy.
I just started making my own cards and I love your beautiful designs! I really like using the Spellbinders dies. I also enjoy baking and I always keep fresh home baked goodies in my freezer. My way of showing kindness and blessing others is sharing my baked goods along with a kind word, with anyone who I come in contact with, whether the mailman or landscaper, neighbors, friends, and of course family.
Hi Becca that’s an easy question to answer , always let them know you
LOVE them that way they will know you are always there for them !
Love this card and the Bow hugs Pamxxxxx
Another beautiful card as always. My favorite way to show kindness is just to be nice to people, I will hand out but tickets to someone in need of one, I think the little things mean the most even if it just a pray. Christine S.
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Friday, Becca,
I usually read over comments before responding and I’m so glad I did today because it reminds me why I so appreciate this community. Your friends are a reflection of you – so generous!
Today’s card is a beauty with such with a wonderful sentiment. I try to respond with kindness to a person’s wants. My favorite way to respond is to offer prayer. If I don’t know what someone needs, God surely does!
In a dream, the Lord asked me if I would reach out to a person who was very ill in my workplace. What did the Lord ask me to do? Make a card! At the time, it was confounding – why me? The answer was simple and a blessing; because I am a card maker. What a blessing it is to know that giving my God-given gifts is how the Lord would have me do His work.
Stunning work of art; thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. My daily way of showing kindness is to be aware of my surroundings and think of “their” needs, not mine — open a door, help with packages and especially mom’s with strollers. On a bi-weekly basis I go to a day program for young adults with disabilities and i create a craft project and bring all the supplies and teach all 30 of the YAs to love to create and be proud of what they create.
SWOON!! I absolutely adore this card – it’s completely fabulous!
My husband and I are known as cake bakers! Chocolate brownies, coffee cake and matrimonial cake are our signature bakes. They seem to ease all manner of ills!
Anne (UK) x
Beautiful and elegant, as always! Love your use of text paper . . . Perfection. My favorite act of kindness is is the time when I ‘m in a hurry and of course the checkout person is new and slow and trying to do their job but is struggling. That’s when I suck it up, slow down, smile and give encouragement. Their relief of not having me irritated is well worth being late. I was taught to treat people with kindness, even if they seem to be “somewhere else” or doing their job poorly. For all I know they just lost a love one
Simply stunning — I admire your talent & creativity! My way of showing kindness is “treating others the way I like to be treated.” My father always said that as far back as I can remember. He is 93 and continues to live by that rule. ??
Oh my how I have missed you and the beautiful cards,What makes me the mos happiest everyday is to meet someone who needs a hug or just someone to listen to them. I love interacting with the people in the community where I live, they are older than I am and really have no family here to speak with. I will listen and hear them out
and then they get a hug which seems to be just what they wanted
and needed. I love each and every one of them.,
Beautiful card Becca! Kindness is shown through your own actions and deeds!
Good morning Becca, Beautiful card as usual!!! My favourite way to show kindness is just be there and like Carol I too was taught to treat others as you would want to be treated!!!
Have a good good!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
gorgeous card!! I love it!!I like to give a handmade card and or do something for them
Oh this is so pretty, Becca. I love it.
My favorite way to show kindness is to share my cards.
Beautiful card. I love to show kindness by helping out whenever I can and by baking cookies or other goodies for some elderly neighbors.
Smiling! I try to make eye contact with people and just smile.
Love this card!
Sometimes just a smile will do. And phone calls are always appreciated too.
I like to show kindness by sending a card or gift and baking.
Oh My !!! I love this card.
When we think of this verse we most often jump to only the good Happy things that happen to us, but I have found that many times that our trials and the darkest hardest times have brought about the most good in our lives. Our loving Father in Heaven disciplines His children. What good loving father would not?
My Favorite way to show kindness to a person: Is to just listen and be present with the person I am with. As it truly shows them that I do truly care and love them.
In the way of kind acts: I love to Advocate for the poor, the orphan,the abused including animals :)
I love sending thank you cards!
Becca, the card is just beautiful just like all the cards you make.
My way to show kindness is to tell people something about themselves that makes them smile and feel good about themselves.
The cashier in the store may have her nails done beautifully, the teacher may have on pretty jewelry, the teen may have on a t-shirt with a great saying printed on it etc.
The great smile someone shows after you’ve told them a kind word or two not only makes them feel good but it makes me feel good too.
The card is beautiful, Becca! I have a lot of designer paper that has type on it and would have never thought to use it in this way.
My favorite way is to find something positive to at least 3 people each day. It’s such a small thing to do. A simple, “Love your hair” to a stranger or “I can’t believe how well you’re holding up” to a harried cashier makes them smile and makes me feel as if I’ve helped make their day a little better.
Wonderful wonderful die cutting and how I love that stamp too. Don’t have any Quietfire stamps cos I live in Oz, but wouldn’t change that for the world. And Spellbinders keep making such delicious dies.
You say it is simple Becca but takes an artists eye to create such a card, thanks for sharing your blessing. I love getting your emails.
Shaz in Oz.x
SO LOVELY BECCA!!! I can’t say that I have a specific way of showing kindness. I TRY to custom-do my acts of kindness when I know the person. Whether that is cards or not! ;)
Awesome awesome card, yes I think I can make this one…fingers crossed..I like random acts of kindness, those r my fav to do..
I think that doing something personal for someone is a great way to show kindness. Whether that involves taking someone to a dr’s appointment or grocery store, as long as it is something the person needs done.
I try to compliment a few students each day, I try to choose those less fortunate, the ones who don’t expect to be complimented.
A stunning card using the Art Deco dies as a nice frame. I am liking these Art Deco dies, but do not have any yet. My favorite way to show kindness everyday when I am out driving, is to be a courteous driver in allowing drivers waiting to get onto the road the opportunity to do so. Also, as all drivers should do, but in this areas most drivers don’t, I always give the pedestrian the right of way. I keep thinking if I continue these kind gestures, maybe one day the local drivers will follow my lead.
Oh Becca! You did it again!! Beautiful card! I am not able to give material things, but I can tell when someone is having a bad day or is sad. I love to give hugs and just tell them I love them. Then LISTEN to them if they want to talk, sometimes not even saying a word.
I try to smile at everyone I see. it’s amazing how much someone’s face lights up with just something as simple as a smile.
Absolutely gorgeous! I try to show kindness by doing a chore, sending flowers, making a call, sending a handwritten note when it is least expected.
I have learned the best way to show kindness is truly listen and sometimes follow up with action like a meal, a card, housecleaning, or just a hug or shared tears of joy or sorrow.
My favorite way to show kindness is to send handmade cards for no particular reason!
Beautiful card again today. After seeing this card, I must rethink the Art Deco dies They weren’t my first choice, but now think I’ll add it to my wish list.
I prefer random acts of kindness especially when they wouldn’t expect it. I’ve paid for a families dinner, bought a birthday cake for a little boy whose mother told him they couldn’t afford it. After visiting with the little boy, it just felt right to purchase the cake as his birthday present from me. I kept watching his mother during our little visit in the store, and there were tears in her eyes when I purchase the cake for him. I gave her extra money for ice cream. I can remember the days with a young family, we too didn’t have extra money for those little extras my kids wanted. It did me more good than I’m sure it did for that family. The more you give, the more you get back.
I just recently found your site and I am in such awe. Your cards and designs are just stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous card Becca. I don’t know how you come up with so many ideas. I think we all do an act of kindness everyday. It doesn’t have to be something that you can put your hands on……. just a few simple words can go a hundred miles.
Beautiful card! My favorite way to show kindness is spread joy to those around me…sometimes as simple as a smile, sometimes a treat, sometimes a prayer or kind word….
Another beautiful card
My goodness, how do you keep coming up with ideas for these amazing cards! Each is better than the last, and more precious! I can only dream of being anywhere as good as you are, but I guess God is driving your creative spirit and heart.
To show kindness, I like to send little cards to people at the care home. It started with my mother when she became unable to stay in her house anymore, and how much a card meant to her. She would carry it around for days and show it so proudly to her fellow boarders. I live in another town, and could not be there every day, so the cards seemed like a way of keeping in touch, and were so very appreciated.
Another beautiful card Becca. My favorite way to show kindness is to listen. I try to really focus and listen with interest when someone is talking. Sounds simple, I know. But in this electronic age I try the old fashion listen and engage form of communicating. ?
Such a lovely card…and I love the frame and the sentiment together. I’d love to know what the background print paper is…I’m always on the hunt for good text background….
My favorite way to show kindness is a good hug. Sometimes it is just what the doctor ordered…
Blessings, Becca. I’m so thankful for all you share.
Why to give a hand made card of course! I also like to show kindness by giving grocery cards to those in need. Becca, this card is absolutely beautiful. It is a bright spot for an otherwise trying day. Thank you for sharing!
Once again, another stunning card! I show kindness by the little things… opening a door for someone, a smile, a sympathetic ear when someone is hurting. I always think, “what would make me feel better?”, and try to do that for someone else. Pay it forward, a gesture at a time.
Wow! I’m off to search for that stamp and others like it! Love the card too.
It thrilled me to see such beautiful words on a card, or anywhere. This has been a strange week. I’ve felt alone at times and not in the best place for several reasons but I also know that things will get better.
This is a stunning, stunning card! Laid out and embellished beautifully thank you for sharing X X X
dear Becca, there are so many ways to show kindness ! why not start with a smile and a helping hand,where needed? Or some nice words…like on your cards you show .
My favorite way to show an act of kindness is through my card making. It is amazing how many people enjoy just getting a simple note and that they’re being thought of.
Beautiful card!! I just love Quietfire Designs!
After many years of following you, I simply need to say that you still surprise and amaze me with your creations! So feminine, so lovely… Often, I wait for a week or so and then go to your blog and catch up all the days I missed. It is like visiting Disney World for me!! Thank you for sharing your creations and inspiring me to new levels.
The way I try to convey kindness is to talk to people in a way that they do not have to feel defensive, my tone of voice implies compassion and understanding, it seems to work for me in business and personal very well and I have avoided a lot of conflict once I started using kindness in my words.
I have to say this card is about my favorite I ever saw anyone post in blogland, to me this card is the epitome of sophistication and elegance, you are one classy lady. I enjoy your creations and look forward to seeing each new one you make.
As to the question of kindness… I feel I do that through a warm smile to as many people as I meet eyes with each day. Who knows what they may be thinking or dealing with? I may not know their interior thoughts but I believe a warm smile always lightens a troubled day and a good day, alike.
I also like to encourage creativity through my crafting class. So many people feel they are totally lacking in creativity. It is wonderful to see these people blossom and become more confident. I always tell them there are no mistakes just happy accidents… These very people are now doing some of the best work in the group. Some in the group take my idea and do something very different, using the same materials and going in their own direction with wonderful results. I think the class gives me more than I give it and I am “hooked on the feeling”…
I use your bow-maker in my class and the ladies have asked if it is still available. Could you let me know?
Thanks for all you do.
WOW! What a stunning die this is, ooh love this one its a beauty. Stunning card too my friend.
I hope you and your family are well?
love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
Hi Becca, I love this card !! the Art Deco frame die-cut really makes the card, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Hi Becca. Such a lovely card again. As for showing kindness it depends on the situation. Sometimes it’s not about things but a cup of tea and time spent listening and empathising can be priceless. Happy weekend.
Another stunningly elegant card!I guess that passing on encouragement through the Bible verses I send weekly to people via text messages is a ministry I really enjoy doing, and a way to show kindness.
Beautiful as always thank you for shareing..I paid for a ladies groceries where I work one day .. I try to something nice for complete stangers
The gorgeous gold frame steals the spotlight. Beautiful. X
Elegant card and the message is the truth.
This card and last Friday’s card are unique with the sentiment alone but with ur added (I’m at a lost for the word that could actually describe what u add!!) piece of ur. Heart, and many other things; the cards are beyond beyond everything. They make me happy just looking at them. I found another card of yours the other day it made me smile!! So what do I to show kindness sometimes (in fact this happened) If I can sense/tell that a person is having a rough day and I just tell them God Loves You even to a complete stranger. Of course making things like cards, mini albums whatever; the smile on the receivers face tells me that was a kind thing to do and they will appreciate it. Ask our mutual friend what she got for Christmas from me!
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my favourite way to show kindness is to be there for someone if and when they need help ….your card again Becca is an inspiration to us all fond regards Ang
You always amaze me with such beautiful cards. I learn from you every day. I have you saved under my favourites so I just click on it and see all your beautiful cards you bring to us. Take care.
Beautiful card. My favorite way to show kindness is by lending a helping hand whenever possible or by being a good listener and supportive.
This card is so beautiful! I love this idea! I love to show kindness in my work individually with students who struggle with learning. I believe that they need to look at themselves honestly, as we all do, so that the confidence they have is built on truth and on solid ground. At then end of every session, I ask my students what is one thing they did during our session which is good or showed strength or improvement and what is one thing they want to continue to work on next time. Many students with learning disabilities do not seem to easily identify things they do well. This often takes practice and it helps them to learn self-talk that acknowledges their weaknesses and areas to work on, but it also focuses on accomplishments and reaching goals. Helping to teaching them to be kind to themselves is one of the ways I enjoy showing kindness. I am grateful to you for the opportunity to reflect and share.