Day of Giving Friday: It’s a Girl

Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list at
Sweet friends – hello!!  It’s that time of the year again when I’m getting ready to go to CHA.  I’m buried in all kinds of projects.  I’ve designed three new make and take projects that I’ll be demoing as well as samples for Graceful Borders and samples for another die collection that will be available in March 2017.  My hands are full!  I’m missing being here but once CHA has passed, life will be back to normal (did I really just say that – there never is normal!)   By the way, Happy New Year!!

Baby Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful Brackets and Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker Tool - see full supply list at
Today I’m giving away another of the cards made with Graceful Borders – it’s a delicate baby girl card.  You know I’m in love with the ability to do eyelets and I shared a sweet baby boy card HERE.  These are framed cards, my favorite, made using a die that cuts all four pieces of the mitered frame at the same time. My last post HERE has links to the entire set of dies based on availability – in the mean time the dies used on this card are Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets on the top layer and Spellbinders Graceful Brackets (for the tiny scallop) on the bottom layer.  This is made using  Spellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker however it could just as easily be made with the border strip at the top and at the bottom :-)

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, 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 check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE!  For your comment:  What’s the best thing that has happened to you so far in 2017?

Stamps:  Stampendous
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Paper Trey Ink –
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black  and Clear Embossing Powder 
Accessories:    Spellbinders Graceful Eyelets, Spellbinders Graceful BracketsSpellbinders Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, Recollection Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon

post-header-bottomWill I have the pleasure of meeting any of you at CHA?  If so tell me in your comment so that I can be on the look out :-)


  • DottieJanuary 6, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    Oh how sweet the baby girl card is. I am really very excited to see your new line of border stamps as they can be a staple in the card makers arsenal. Lots of examples needed for this design challenged card maker! Thanks Becca for another gorgeous creationReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNJanuary 6, 2017 - 12:51 pm

    we had some wonderful company and are expecting more this week!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BatsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Well my. Nephew found out his wife is having a girl. And same time my sister found out she is cancer free after a almost 5year battleReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:06 pm

    Happy New Year Becca. And what a lovely card to start it off. I’m really looking forward to seeing another new collection from you. I know it will be as elegant and graceful as all the other dies you have designed. The best thing so far this year is the news that we are going to have another grandson, confirmed yesterday! Happy days!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:17 pm

    2017 began with our Christmas celebration with my family! Missed only a few members, but the three siblings, in out 50s and 60s were here.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:23 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Read this on the way home (hubbie driving) and I have to say this is a beautiful baby card. The die you used is the very first of your new ones that I ordered. I just love baby cards! Ang gigham look and eyelet!
    The best thing that happened to me since the New Year started was my daughter had a doctor appointment and the thank you card I made her doctor after her surgery was still displayed along with Christmas cards and I made mention of it still being there and the doctor said, “Oh yes, I am not taking that one down!!” Made me feel so good.
    Unfortunately, will not be at CHA, only wish!!!!!
    Happy New Year,
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:27 pm

    What a sweet card! WOuld love to have it for my first grandchild – a girl – who will be arriving in April. The best thing that has happened so far is that I leave tomorrow to get to go back and visit my pregnant daughter who lives across the ocuntry. They are moving to a new house and I am going to clean and unpack for her.ReplyCancel

  • BenteJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca!
    And what a good way to start the new year with this lovely baby card, so pretty for a new princess :))
    The best thing that has happened so far this year, is that I have pulled myself together and started to exercise – only hope it will last for the rest of the year ;))ReplyCancel

  • AlisonJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:38 pm

    Such a beautiful card. Love that frame maker. Everything fits so well together.and looks easy to line up and assemble.Very versatile I would think.
    As usual we had a quiet New Year! We are getting too old but thankful for our healthReplyCancel

  • Catherine E UrichJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:43 pm

    It’s been pretty quiet so far. That’s always a good thing. No turmoil, stress, or anxiety.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJanuary 6, 2017 - 1:46 pm

    Becca love your 2 cards and good luck at cha,the best thing that has happened to me so far this year is I have had my granddaughter come and stay with me.
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.January 6, 2017 - 1:48 pm

    Happy New Year, Becca! What a wonderful card! My best friend was taking down her Christmas tree today and decided to share a photo of some bread ornaments I had made as Christmas gifts probably 27 years ago. She lovingly removes them from the tree and packs them away carefully each year. Oh, what wonderful memories came rushing back when I saw that photo! That’s the best thing that’s happened to me so far in this new year. Would love to say I’m traveling to CHA, but, sadly, finances will not allow it this year. Have a wonderful time!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    Such a sweet card Becca. Love the bow which is perfect as always!

    Just today, I am able to take a few steps without my crutches or walker. My fracture is finally almost healed! Thank you Lord!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:09 pm

    Oh, Becca. This card is just so charming! I just love it! I can’t wait to get my hands on your new series. I am amazed by all you can do with these dies. Just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:13 pm

    Your girl card is so sweet. Love the pink white and gingham look. I love love love your new die collection and really enjoy seeing new ideas to use them. They are so versatile!

    Spending time with my grandchildren, Noah and Emma is the best way to begin 2017. We picked them up for lunch on Tuesday and Noah is coming over for the weekend. I am very blessed that they live nearby!

    Best wishes for a successful CHA!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    Happy New Year .I hope you have a happy and healthy 2017. This is such a beautfiul card and I am so happy I ordered the entire set of boarders. I will be looking forward to seeing your new die collection. So far the new year is the same. I did e-mail Feed Blitz about trying to get back on your mailing list. I am so afraid I’m going to miss something. If I get back on your list that would be a great way to start the new year.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:21 pm

    Pretty pretty card, best so far in our winter home and it’s a lot warmer here! I’m so blessed to be able to go away for the winters. I guess that’s what we all work for, is to retire a warm place…wondering where December winners are, hoping to be one, but I can’t find? Any clues? Paper hugsReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    Happy New Year Becca!
    Wow I have been so busy with Christmas functions & celebrations that I did not get a chance to comment in a while. Although I had a quick glance at your blog.
    I love your new dies & all the new projects. Hopefully one day I will get to travel to the US & come to CHA.
    The best thing so far about 2017 is being able to say hello today :)
    Have a lovely weekend!ReplyCancel

  • DaleJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    The blessing is that I’m here in 2017. I know it’s only been 6 days in so far, but my blessings are abundant and I am grateful. Becca, this card is so beautiful and I am so excited that we are able to purchase your new set of dies off the Spellbinders website, I will probably order ALL of them. Bless YOU Becca for being so sweet and thank you for your generousity.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:25 pm

    What a cute card. I love those dies. You just can’t go wrong with gingham either.

    The best thing so far is getting into more of a routine. The holidays throw off your schedule in a good way and sometimes in a bad way.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Beautiful baby card Becca, and a very Happy new year to you.
    On 2nd Jan My son Andrew was called to the Hospital as they found a blood clot in his lung, the good news is that the Chemo is shrinking the cancer .I am thankful that Andrew is so positive ,as he says ” i am going to beat this “.

    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

    • PAM TASJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:13 pm

      Hi Elaine good to hear about Andrew ! You take
      good care of yourself hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    The best thing is that my husband, myself and grandchildren are healthy.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene DahlbergJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:30 pm


    Love this card and your dies are wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • MaureenJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:46 pm

    What an adorable card, Becca! Thank you for yet again for your gift of sharing such beautiful and inspiring works of love and art.
    So far this year, I have rebelled in thoughts of my precious family and the things we will be able to do this year.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:54 pm

    That is a very pretty card! I would be proud to send that to someone having a baby girl.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 6, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    LOTS of fellowship in this new year of 2017! Which is SOOO NICE!!! ;) GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownJanuary 6, 2017 - 3:01 pm

    I love your cards especially the mitred corners, it gives a lovely finish to the cards. Love the lace and ribbons they are so feminine. Would love to win one of your amazing cards.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJanuary 6, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    What a beauty Becca – a gorgeous card!! The more I see those dies, the more I like the look of them!!
    The best thing so far this year – DH has been well, so no doctor visits :-) {The big C has caught him, hence the comment :-( }.

  • Dawn HolbenJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm

    OH My this has to be the prettiest and most gorgeous baby card i have seen for such a long time. I absolutely love it as it is so perfect in colour and detail.ReplyCancel

  • RayaJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:01 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! The best thing that happened to me so far this year is that I’m alive and well and so is my family! God bless you all!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn holbenJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:05 pm

    I forgot to say the best thing that has happened this year was that i was given a lovely craft gift by someone i have never met.
    Abd hopefully my next best thing is the orthopaedic surgeon will
    make my life pain free.ReplyCancel

  • DevyJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Unfortunately, I will not be there. I sure wish I could be there beside you as you show your wonderful products! How exciting that would be! One day, I hope to go. The best thing that happened in 2016 was moving from a small town, to the country with very few neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy VondraJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:48 pm

    Sweet card!!! I’ve got a bunch of dies that will go with those you used! Perfect! The best thing that’s happened in 2017 is I found out the diet I ‘created’ for myself a few years ago is the ‘new’ diet for people with colon problems!!! So I already know what to do!!! Must mean God really wants me back on that diet! Last time I lost bunches of weight and stopped taking all my injectable diabetes meds and lowered many more types of meds! It ain’t even easy!!!!! So as God has totally led me back to it, I must comply! How’s that????!?! Love ya, girl! So happy to have seen you on C&C USA over Thanksgiving! Maybe you’ll show up again as they are at CHA! finger’s crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Millie SpeckJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:49 pm

    Oh Becca, that is absolutely precious.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta WaxJanuary 6, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    Becca, your cards and dies are always so beautiful. I can’t wait to see your latest creations at CHA!
    Craftideas magazine
    ArtWork columnist, Cloth Paper ScissorsReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:21 pm

    Hi Becca. Such a gorgeous card for a baby girl. You can’t go wrong with gingham, and your new dies are perfect for this card.
    Guess the best thing so far in 2017 is that when I went to visit my young grandchildren yesterday they put on a song and dance show just for me.
    Special. XxxReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:23 pm

    Hello Becca love your card the dies look like they would
    be easy to use .
    Looking forward to any new dies from you coming up soon
    hope you go well at CHA .
    Best thing for 2017 I have my Husband with me !!! Hugs PamxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.January 6, 2017 - 5:31 pm

    We got some gentle rain that was much needed here in southern Cslifornia.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJanuary 6, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Happy New Year, I hope you have a Healthy, Happy and Peaceful 2017.
    This card is adorable and shows your dies off to perfection.
    The best thing that’s happened so far this year is on Wednesday when I was told that my eye ops were a success and I can start driving again when I get new specs. Yippee!!!
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

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

    Good morning Becca, and a Happy New Year!!! Wow this knocks my socks off talk about less is more!!! Just gorgeous!!!
    Best thing to happen so far is seeing both my Grand kids!!! Just precious!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Penny GJanuary 6, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Love this card, it is so beautiful!I enjoy making baby cards to go with the diaper cakes I make, and this would be so perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah ClouserJanuary 6, 2017 - 7:20 pm

    I love this card SO much! Absolutely precious. Best thing to happen to me this year is to have my hubby regain his hearing after a surgery on his ear. So miraculous!ReplyCancel

  • VickyJanuary 6, 2017 - 7:40 pm

    A lovely card.
    Best think that happen to me is seeing my grandchildren &
    the snow storm here I didn’t have to go out.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantJanuary 6, 2017 - 8:02 pm

    Darling card! We have a new baby girl in our family…. born yesterday morning to my niece!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYJanuary 6, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    Here’s wishing you a happy healthy 2017. The year started out with a visit from a Philadelphia niece whom I haven’t seen in 13 years…no longer a child but a tall gorgeous accomplished young woman. It reinforced my belief that family will always stay strong together. What a great wonderful way to start the new year.ReplyCancel

  • MildredJanuary 6, 2017 - 9:28 pm

    We have had unusually cold weather and today I got to leave the house! A simple thing, but we enjoyed a drive under blue skies. Love your card.ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)January 6, 2017 - 10:01 pm

    Wishing you and yours a very happy new year!
    What a darling card, Becca! I love your mitred corners – such a clever die!
    The best thing so far is that I am over from the UK with my family and staying in Disney World. Such fun!
    Anne(UK) XReplyCancel

  • Susan NicholsJanuary 6, 2017 - 11:09 pm

    Oh my! I have been out of the loop since Thanksgiving or so….looks like I have missed a lot of beautiful new AG dies! What a beautiful card. I have to scroll through your posts this weekend to see what other lovelies you have made.ReplyCancel

  • Clare wJanuary 7, 2017 - 1:17 am

    HNY Becca. Fab card as always. So cute! Would love to be at CHA but alas too far! Would love to see some pics though if that would be possible? Best thing normality has resumed! I enjoy Christmas but I am not keen on new year.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DJanuary 7, 2017 - 1:33 am

    Firstly, if this card was received by a new Mommie for her baby girl, it would be in a beautiful frame on the wall of the baby’s room. Lovely card Becca.

    The most wonderful thing that is happening so far is, I convinced both of my sisters that we needed an annual sister get a way and they finally agreed. We go in April for our first one. We are getting older (65, 61 & 60), live all over the US (CA, OR & NC) I am beyond excited.

    I just hope this year stays as wonderful as it has been so far in the first 6 days…..ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.January 7, 2017 - 3:34 am

    This is so beautiful! I love these dies. Thanks for chance to win this.ReplyCancel

    • Susan b.January 7, 2017 - 3:36 am

      Sorry forgot best thing in 2017….Getting all your new dies before available here! And playing with them.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 7, 2017 - 4:10 am

    Your card is beautiful. My blessing for so far in 2017 is that I am still here


  • Jennie BaileyJanuary 7, 2017 - 5:31 am

    How lovely and fresh this sweet baby card is. Any new parent would cherish this as a keepsake.

    The best thing to happen so far in 2017 is receiving one of Christina Griffiths beautiful tags.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosJanuary 7, 2017 - 7:54 am

    I truly love your card it’s beautiful. But so far this year it’s been great spending time with my kids but empty nest again. Received some craft items ad gift card to buy more dies of course. LolReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelJanuary 7, 2017 - 9:32 am

    Sweet and lovely as always. Love your baby girl card! Keep up the beautiful work Becca.

  • Patricia HowarthJanuary 7, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Hi Becca, A stunning card, I love all these dies and your creation is so pretty.
    To be honest, nothing has gone right for me yet in 2017 and am really suffering with depression at present, but I am so thankful and feel so blessed to be ‘alive’.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeJanuary 7, 2017 - 10:23 am

    Happy New Year, Becca. What a beautiful baby card. It will surly get us started after the Christmas break. I’m hoping and praying I will be sending one just like it this year. All going well this time. Aiveen.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaJanuary 7, 2017 - 10:52 am

    Sweet baby girl card! I have a great niece on her way. If I do not win this card, at least i was inspired to make a similar oneReplyCancel

  • GayleJanuary 7, 2017 - 11:36 am

    Elegant & sweet card Becca. Best thing this year is they opened roads so we could get groceries :)ReplyCancel

  • WendyJanuary 8, 2017 - 3:49 am

    Morning Becca, you never disappoint another really pretty card. I do look forward to you weekly post. Thank-you for sharing them with us.

  • Joni StonekingJanuary 13, 2017 - 10:24 pm

    Ahhh…working on learning hand lettering! Lovely card today, Becca. Really like the Graceful Brackets and Border…they are very pretty!