Day of Giving Friday: New Borders, New Card

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Graceful Borders and Graceful Frame Maker - see full supply list at
Good morning sweet friends, by now I’m on my way back home.  No worries, I have Day of Giving Friday covered, however today it’s going to be a little bit different.  Today,  I have a video.  Over the past couple of days I debuted a new collection of dies manufactured by Spellbinders and sold exclusively by Create and Craft!  That means the dies are readily available in the US and the UK, not only that, they are available right now.   On the video, I’m going to demo a card made using the new dies. I’m also going to give away the first card made with this new collection.  No links today though – remember, everything is at Create and Craft.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Graceful Borders and Graceful Frame Maker - see full supply list at
So often when designing dies I try to think of things that were hits or I received email requests for over the years. This collection has been on my drawing board for several years and I’m so thankful it’s finally out.  Let me tell you a bit about the inspiration —  I make extensive use of borders in my card making and once upon a time I made a well requested type of card that showed you how to miter die cut borders or border punches.  Before now, the mitered card was difficult to teach because the cuts were hard to make – well no more!!  You will be able to produce mitered cards, make frames for small prints and even cut simple frames for scrapbook pages – my new Graceful Borders and the Graceful Frame Maker die make this achieveable.  Check out the video and you’ll discover that the Frame Maker will extend all the dies you have in your stash.  I’ve experimented around a bit and it hit me that using the Frame Maker die  some of your 6″ dies that have decorative features will give you combinations that no one has ever seen before!
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Graceful Borders and Graceful Frame Maker - see full supply list at
My recommendation is to start by mitering simple borders like the Petite Scallops until you get the hang of things.  If you are more adventurous, by all means jump in with the more detailed borders and try your hand at it.  While you are at it, drag out some of your old dies and see if they are a candidate for a custom mitered frame!   It’s all about experimenting!  My tutorial will show you how.

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 color do you do you not use but you wish you could confidently in your crafting.

Stamps:  Stampabilities
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Damask, Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker – available exclusively this year at Create and Craft.

post-header-bottomHaving your support as I ventured over to the UK meant so much to me.  Thank you so much!  It’s been a busy month and I think I may need to catch up on some sleep!  See you soon!


  • Jennie BaileyNovember 25, 2016 - 12:50 am

    It was so nice to see you live on Create and Craft UK, Becca. I was lucky enough to win a card made by Christine on the first show. I can’t wait for the FrameMaker to arrive and play.
    I always find yellow hard to use, I don’t have much in my stash and it’s not a colour I usually reach for.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DNovember 25, 2016 - 12:53 am

    Oh Becca I am so excited for you to see your dreams coming true – Congratulations!!

    I love this card with not onloy the fabulous die cuts but also that gorgeous dusky blue!
    What colour do I not use that I wish I could use confidently – hmmm – I use a lot of colours and generally don’t have hassles, but I suspect I run shy of using a lot of black in my cards.

  • Martha SimsNovember 25, 2016 - 12:56 am

    It was so wonderful to see you on C&C with the lively Andy. Your demo was excellent and I can’t wait to try these dies. I don’t think I am hesitant to use any color, it’s just that I tend to fall back on the tried and true; however, I have been using quite a bit of patterned paper lately, and I love that look.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyNovember 25, 2016 - 1:01 am

    Your card is gorgeous. I don’t think that there is really any color that I haven’t used


  • Marcia TattersNovember 25, 2016 - 1:19 am

    Becca, I AM GOBSMACKED. How much more of beautiful can you come up with. This is just so gorgeous and not just for the beauty but also its versatility of the dies. It is a MUST HAVE for me. I love all your dies. I am not one for straight lines so much as curves and scrolls.

    God Bless You

    Marcia TReplyCancel

  • Marcia TattersNovember 25, 2016 - 1:21 am

    I forgot ….orange is a colour I like but not sure how to use it elegantly (as orange is not really an elegant colour)
    Marcia TReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 25, 2016 - 1:27 am

    Hi Becca. Hope you have a safe and speedy journey back home. Great to see you on UK TV. I emailed in to your second show as I promised I would and you waved on TV so I waved back. Ha! Lovely dies and samples. I rarely use red, yellow or orange as they are colours I don’t particularly like much for some reason. I am more a pink purple and blue girl.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKNovember 25, 2016 - 1:38 am

    Good morning Becca, I’m so pleased you’ve had a great time in the UK!!! You were brilliant and your dies were too!!! What an absolutely fabulous concept you clever girl the possibilities are endless!!! Get some much needed rest and relax a bit : )
    I tend to try all colours in my cards I will do the same card in different colours to see how it looks because every colour is beautiful!!!
    Will have to watch video later : ( off to work!!!
    Bless you Becca!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Granny DNovember 25, 2016 - 1:40 am

    By the way Becca, am watching both of your shows and absolutely adore your laugh! You are doing a wonderful job on the shows. You look relaxed & professional and the hosts seem to be impressed with your abilities and tips. Now to the business at hand. I use alot of metal colors, bronze, copper, gold & silver but wish I could somehow work in OPALS especially the white fire type. Just cannot seem to make it work.
    The new sets look incredible and we cannot wait to get ahold of them but not sure how well they will work with my old cuttlebug.ReplyCancel

  • Annette PopeNovember 25, 2016 - 1:40 am

    Hi Becca, lovely to see you on Create and Craft and absolutely loved your dies. I don’t tend to use many colours, but the one colour I struggle with is green. Have a safe journey back and hope to see you very soon in the UK again xxReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingNovember 25, 2016 - 1:46 am

    Wow…I’m already figuring out how to make rectangles using the tool. What a nifty ool that is! I love it!

    I’m not overly concerned of orange, though I have been pushing myself to use it more. I have a hard time with it, though.

    Welcome home to this side of the Atlantic. And happy Thanksgiving… You and your creativity bles my life. Thank you.

  • MarilynYNovember 25, 2016 - 1:57 am

    You did a great job on C&C and provided more inspiration to crafters like me. Mitering borders always made me nervous but your Framemaker may be the solution to my problems. In the mean time, ORANGE colors always leave me cold except for Halloween.ReplyCancel

  • Alex TurnerNovember 25, 2016 - 2:01 am

    It was so wonderful to see you and Christine on UK TV, I watched every show and also recorded them. I have to confess to ordering the frame maker and can not wait to get it, I am hoping santa will bring me some of you gorgeous boarder dies. Thank you for the video today, Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless xxReplyCancel

  • Gin K.November 25, 2016 - 2:09 am

    Love the new border and frame dies! Love all the neat looks you can get. I don’t use orange much in my crafting, except for Halloween and fall cards. I’d like to use it more often,

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanNovember 25, 2016 - 2:21 am

    Becca….you are blessed with such a beautiful artistic gift! You are truly an inspiration. :) I really enjoyed your Create and Craft show and I am eagerly awaiting my new die sets! I struggle with the color red, which could be quite striking if used correctly.ReplyCancel

  • jean marmoNovember 25, 2016 - 2:22 am

    So pretty! I do bot use purple at all.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferNovember 25, 2016 - 2:30 am


    Just love your whole new collection. And how clever was the frame maker. Absolutely brilliant!

    I never use brown in my crafting, even kraft card i find difficult i see all these fabulous cards that other people make and i try so hard to make it work for me, but I can never pull it off.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy AtkinsonNovember 25, 2016 - 3:24 am

    Morning Becca,
    Firstly can I say I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day
    I really enjoyed seeing you and your new dies are fantastic and what a brilliant idea your Frame Maker is and the Borders Dies are so beautiful.
    Your cards on the show were as always amazing and an inspiration to us all. I tend not to use yellow when card making although it is probably because I cannot seem to find a shade I like. I do to use Turquoise, Lilac and blue as these are my favourite colours
    I do hope that you enjoyed your short stay here with us and that it was the first of many.
    Thank you also for your generosity in offering a Platinum 6 Machine and One of your fabulous dies to a lucky person, I am sure that they will love it I know I would.
    Have a safe journey home Becca and then put your feet up for a few days and rest.
    Hugs WendyReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonNovember 25, 2016 - 3:32 am

    Hi Becca
    What a wonderful collection. I really can’t wait for mine to arrive.
    Your style is amazing. I thank Sue Wilson for introducing me to your blog a couple of years ago.
    Safe journey home
    Craft love
    OurJojo xReplyCancel

  • AlexandraNovember 25, 2016 - 3:41 am

    Your frame maker die is ingenious, such a time saver. It was great seeing you demo on C&C. I don’t use bright orange or yellow very often, muted or pastel versions I find are easier to use.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonNovember 25, 2016 - 3:41 am

    Oops I forgot to mention the colour. I rarely use yellow, it’s not a colour I’m drawn to in card but it’s s beautiful colour it’s sunshine! !

    Becca I have a question for you.
    What stamps do you use ? . The fonts are so beautiful.


  • Margaret CrawfordNovember 25, 2016 - 3:43 am

    Hi Becca, how lovely to have you in my living room! Well, almost! I love the frame maker and all the accompanying border dies. How very versatile they seem to be. One would not expect anything less from AMAZING Paper Grace. Congratulations on what will be a huge success. MargaretReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 25, 2016 - 3:43 am

    Hi Becca
    I really enjoyed your shows on C&C and you have been so busy you must be so tired now.?
    A lovely card and beautiful shade of blue and thank you for the video, i will watch later.

    I really refuse to use Yellow and Green , i have tried in the past but i just can’t get a nice card with these colours.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Susan B.November 25, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Becca, your new collection is awesome! I ordered it yesterday and can’t wait to get it! I pretty much use all colors. Thanks for awesome new dies and chance to receive one of your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASNovember 25, 2016 - 4:23 am

    Well done sounds like everyone had a great time !
    The colour I never use is mustard ! YUK …….
    So happy for your trip going good for everyone .
    Sweet dreams PamxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • trish AveryNovember 25, 2016 - 5:17 am

    Congratulations Becca, loved the video and you really are so clever, would never have thought of doing that.
    the colour that I find hard to use is Yellow.
    Look forward to seeing more of your new dies.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieNovember 25, 2016 - 5:23 am

    Hi Becca. You were great on Create and Craft TV in the U.K. I love all your new borders and as for the FrameMaker – what a fantastic concept and how inventive of you for designing it. It’s not just useful for frames either, clever you, it has other uses too. Well done you and congratulations on the launch of your new collection and your successful appearance on TV. I’m sure this is the start of more great things to come. Very best wishes
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaNovember 25, 2016 - 5:32 am

    I wish i was more confident to use browns moreReplyCancel

  • Marianne oesterkrygerNovember 25, 2016 - 5:32 am

    Her Becca, you make beautiful card, and you inspire me, every time i look at your page.
    Love marianneReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaNovember 25, 2016 - 5:33 am

    Loved seeing you on create and craft also love the pink shirtReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 25, 2016 - 5:42 am

    Hello Becca
    Can I say firstly how lovely to actually see you on Create and Craft, I watched all the shows you were on and enjoyed each one!
    The new Dies are a must have too!
    The colours I have a problem with are Yellows and Browns, especially if the Yellow is Vivid.
    Love todays card!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Maureen KNovember 25, 2016 - 6:01 am

    Hello Becca,
    Beautiful card for us today and it was great to see you on C&C. I was thrilled as my email was the first one read out on the first show – hurrah!!!! Your dies are fabulous and you have every right to be proud.
    I can’t really think of a colour that I don’t use in some way, but I am wary of deep purple as it’s a mourning colour.
    Safe journey home,
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellNovember 25, 2016 - 6:21 am

    The color purple, love it just hard to come up with cards in the color. Love your new collection, never could find you on the Create Tv but I am sure it was awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah GleichNovember 25, 2016 - 6:24 am

    Hi Becca,
    I do find it difficult to use the colour black but think it always looks very elegant on other peoples creations. I also think it would probably look gorgeous using your new range of dies.
    Deborah (from Melbourne, Australia)ReplyCancel

  • Lori EdwardsNovember 25, 2016 - 6:56 am

    I managed to watch both days of the C&C shows, you must have been there all day. I really like the frame border concept and watching you do it made it look simple.

    The color I hardly use is in the violet shades. I love the color but I don’t use it often.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthNovember 25, 2016 - 6:57 am

    Morning Becca, I really enjoyed your shows on C&C, it was fabulous to see you were over here, I was the second email read out on your 3pm Launch show, I was over the moon when they said “Patricia from Warrington”, and your emotions to my words was lovely to see.
    Your frame and border dies are fantastic, what a great idea, and such a lot of uses for them. I just wish that I could afford to get them all !!
    I don’t ever use the colourway ‘orange’ and would really love to, but I find myself using the same colours (that I like) most of the time hahaha.
    Have a safe journey, as I know that you are flying home today. It was fabulous that you came over here to show us your exclusive new dies, I hope everyone was kind to you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • RuthannNovember 25, 2016 - 7:15 am

    Another beautiful card. I’m amazed at all of your beautiful cards. I very rarely use orange in my cards. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSNovember 25, 2016 - 7:37 am

    Enjoyed seeing you on Craft & Create. Your new collection is absolutely awesome. Just loved the Frame Maker and your showing us how to use it. A must have! Hope your Thanksgiving was great! Did they really have a limo for you?LOL
    I guess there really isn’t any color that I don’t use but if I had to pick one it probably would be orange! Love shades of peach but not usually bright orange.
    Great seeing your beautiful self, you looked great!!
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.November 25, 2016 - 7:40 am

    Oh my goodness what a beautiful card and that die!!! WOW!! It’s definitely on my “need” list! :) Well, I know it’s not technically a color, but white is my struggle! I do love colorful cards and scrapbook pages and have a hard time leaving the white space! A huge congratulations to you for your release!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonNovember 25, 2016 - 7:47 am

    Orange! Oh my….Becca this frame die is so good. thank you for being so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Robin ArnoldNovember 25, 2016 - 8:05 am

    I don’t use pink often. Not for any particular reason – it just doesn’t come to mind when buying/creatingReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanNovember 25, 2016 - 8:17 am

    Hi Becca I am not a fan of bright colors I have some bright green and pink card stock sometimes I but vellum over it to dull the colors. I love you new frame die. And your new border dies. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasNovember 25, 2016 - 8:26 am

    I can’t believe you have taken something so complicated and made it so perfectly simple. You are a genius! Taupe would be my go to color (not). The cards you make using it are always so subtle and elegant. Wish I could use it more!ReplyCancel

  • DeeNovember 25, 2016 - 8:37 am

    Hi Becca
    So many possibilities! Thank-you for the inspiration! Orange is a color I do not tend to use often.
    Welcome home.

  • Judy BNovember 25, 2016 - 8:48 am

    Yellow seems to be a color that I rarely use and there are so many beautiful shades. Your new dies look gorgeous Becca. Thanks for inspiring us to try new things.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordNovember 25, 2016 - 9:02 am

    Good morning Becca,
    How in the world did you have the time to post your “Day of Giving Friday”? I watched both from the UK and the US. So happy to see you so happy. I hope your Collection sold out in both Countries. It is a beautiful Collection and cannot wait until I get mine. Also, I cannot wait to see what you do with the multitude of “borders”. I have so many ideas that I cannot sleep, so I went into my craft space and played with the Borders that I have. Happy to say your
    6 x 6 frame will become my sidekick for some time. My mitered corners aren’t as pretty as I see here on your card. Cannot wait! So HAPPY for you! Have you found your BRAVE yet? Hugs, Sara
    PS: Hot pink is the hardest one for me. I love earth tones and most of the spring tones, but give me the hot summer tones and I cringe. However, you looked beautiful in your HOT PINK/ROSE/FUCIA BLOUSE. The BLUE ONE SEEMED A BIT QUIET. Gotta’ toot your own horn as you have something unique to sell.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DuBoseNovember 25, 2016 - 9:05 am

    I loved you on C’&C. AMAZING products. BEAUTIFULReplyCancel

  • Carol HarrisNovember 25, 2016 - 9:38 am

    I always seem to have a problem using medium shades of green…forest green or grass green, okay…but anything else, yuck!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 25, 2016 - 9:41 am

    WOW, BECCA! I LOOOOVE THIS VIDEO!!! You just SHINE!!! LOOOOOOOOVE ALL the POSSIBILITIES of this new set! (I DID catch you yesterday on Create & Craft! ) As to your question, I am a color person, so there isn’t much I wouldn’t work with! I LOOOOOVE THEM ALL!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sheila HNovember 25, 2016 - 9:44 am

    Thanks for this video. It’s full of great ideas – the dues are spectacular. I don’t use orange much in my card making and I’m not sure why.ReplyCancel

  • Bente SoerflatenNovember 25, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Congratulations, Becca! The new dies seem like a real must-have :))
    The card is gorgeous, thanks for a great video with all the good tips!
    I use a lot of colors in my cardmaking, but yellow is the one I find hardest to use :))ReplyCancel

  • Janet L. CastleNovember 25, 2016 - 9:57 am

    Dear Becca…what a sweet card. I enjoyed seeing you both days on C & C as well as your video today on how to use the frame maker die – superb!!!! Thank you for sharing your God-given talent with everyone…you are sooooooo special to Him and to us!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Jan CastleNovember 25, 2016 - 9:58 am

    OOPS! Forgot to say ‘purple’ seems to be a difficult color for me to use in my crafting.
    Paper Hugs,

  • christiNovember 25, 2016 - 9:59 am

    gorgeous card. I love the new dies. I did finally see the create n craft shows. for me the hardest color to use is kraft. I don’t know why but I struggle using that. I think it is because I am a bold vibrant color person and kraft is muted. hope you got to have some fun on your trip. safe travels.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda A. McCoyNovember 25, 2016 - 10:29 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card. Loved the video. Makes me feel like I truly can venture out to different things. I have lots of dies in my Craft Box. Many of them reccomended or demonstrated by you. Thank you so much for this entry. Beautiful! as they say in New Orleans…”Wondermous”. BelindaReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonNovember 25, 2016 - 10:33 am

    Hi Becca
    What a lovely demo on tv.
    I love your new collection.
    I often use white, silver or gold as my favorit color, but red is a color I find difficult to use.
    Have a nice day.

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHNovember 25, 2016 - 10:34 am

    I NEED THIS. Always making frames and love that it gives new lease of life to old dies.
    Fab cards you make and really enjoyed seeing you on UK tv.
    all the best
    Nadine IllingworthReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtNovember 25, 2016 - 10:35 am

    Love your new dies – I don’t think there is a color I don’t like when making a card – love color and bling!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SNovember 25, 2016 - 10:35 am

    I am just not a “red” person. I love the pinks and oranges, but really shy away red. I see beautiful cards using red, but I cannot seem to even”touch” it. Help!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SNovember 25, 2016 - 10:49 am

    Becca, I have to ask a question. I watched your video (fabulous!!) with your frame maker and it is so inspiring. BUT – I usually make A2 cards. How can I use that to make my cards? I know you like the larger size cards as it gives you more room to add all your beautiful embellishments. So what do you have for A2 cards? I am so leaning towards this new collection as it is truly versatile and the end results are fabulous!! You truly are AMAZING PAPER GRACE!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth WilliamsNovember 25, 2016 - 10:56 am

    Purple! My favorite color but I’m always afraid to use it. Glad for the tip about starting with the Petite Scallops-I love them so it’s a win-win.ReplyCancel

  • MaryNovember 25, 2016 - 11:02 am

    What an amazing tool! Now I need to look at all my dies to see if they work!ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullNovember 25, 2016 - 11:20 am

    Hi Becca! I was impressed with your TV appearance yesterday. I hope sales of your new line goes well. I can only hope one day to be the carmaker you are. I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwNovember 25, 2016 - 11:23 am

    I absolutely love your frame maker and all the beautiful new borders! And this card is exquisite! You are so clever xxReplyCancel

  • Angelique VelaNovember 25, 2016 - 11:45 am

    Your newest collection is just gorgeous! And the frame maker is genius!! As for colors it’s not so much a color as a group. I have such a hard time with neon colors and wish I could work more confidently with them.ReplyCancel

  • Ang EdwardsNovember 25, 2016 - 11:56 am

    Wow Becca you have done it again !!! havnt got a colour i dont use but i think my allout favourite has to be white on white
    Many thanks for the inspiration
    Ang from GB xxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenNovember 25, 2016 - 12:28 pm

    Hi Becca, your new dies are amazing just like you. Unfortunately I wasn´t able to make it home here in time for the shows, god knows, I really tryed, as I so wanted to see you there, but hard traffic just made it impossible for me, so I was devastated, but I sure don´t hope, it´ll be the last time, we´ll see you over here? But I´ve seen your wonderful dies, and I just absolutely LOVE them girlfriend.
    About the card, i would love to make is these all white on white kinds., I just so love, how they looks, when everybody else makes them, just that mine never get to look that good, when I try, so I always ends up throwing them in the bin, but I would really wish, I could make something simular, as they looks sooo fabulous.
    You go home and have a good rest here now this week-end and just pamper yourself, I really think, you deserve that.ReplyCancel

  • Debra DunhamNovember 25, 2016 - 12:35 pm

    Congrats on your new collection! One color that I have a hard time using is orange! Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideNovember 25, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    Becca, that is amazing yes I love this die and your card is awesome. I watched the video and that die will be selling like wildfire!! I also saw some of your other new dies on create and craft. They are on my wishlist. The color I find that I use less is yellow and orange. Thanks for sharing.

  • SuzzieQNovember 25, 2016 - 1:07 pm

    ORANGE! Is the color I least like to use. I am a purple and pink kind of person. I so far have only seen one of your presentations on C&C. Had to do a catch-up on it. You looked lovely. Yes, that was a big step for you and I am so thrilled for you. Great job. Love the new dies.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonNovember 25, 2016 - 1:14 pm

    OOoooo Becca!! I love your new collection! I know what I want Santa to bring me for Christmas!! What a wonderful creative mind you have! I’m so happy you are teamed up with Spellbinders and Create and Craft to bring us this Fabulous collection.
    My evil color is orange. Hate that color, but know we have to use it sometimes. The only time I use it is in autumn…..ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockNovember 25, 2016 - 1:27 pm

    How beautiful. I watched your video and discovered how you get those perfectly mitered corners. Love that die! Come home safely!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylNovember 25, 2016 - 1:42 pm

    This card is beautiful. I like the simpler ones. Red is the color I would like to use, but it seems to overpower the card. Thank you for taking the time to show us how to make your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerNovember 25, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    What an amazing concept you have in your frame-makers. I admire any product that increases the usability of things in my stash.

    To answer your question, I never use orange in my crafting, but to be truthful, it is greens that I have the most trouble with, finding them hard to coordinate with other shades. This is particularly true when creating foliage to coordinate with florals.ReplyCancel

  • Diane CNovember 25, 2016 - 1:50 pm

    This is the card that is so beautiful. Your dies make everything look very complicated, but are easy to do.
    I don’t use yellow even though I know it can be such a happy color.ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 25, 2016 - 1:56 pm

    OMG love them all, wonder if Santa will bring me some, I’ve been pretty good! Just awesome! Love that bow too, how did u make and how did u make the pretty center pin…Aldo what dies your braclet say? Thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 25, 2016 - 1:58 pm

    Opps forgot to answer your question..I got so carried away with your new dies, I forgot.?.my colors I can’t seem to use are pastels …thanks again becca your so awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • LoisNovember 25, 2016 - 2:03 pm

    I love the new die. The card is very pretty. I find alot of the different shades of green hard to work with. Using a multicolor patterned paper does help though. Glad to hear all went well for you. Rest up and thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaNovember 25, 2016 - 2:07 pm

    Hi Becca, Wow! Can’t believe your die wasn’t mass produced as soon as you created it. Got to have it and the border dies, also. Sure hope there isn’t a delay getting them onto the US market before UK buys them all up. Beautiful card by a beautiful lady who happens to be smart and generous with her talent. Many thanks, BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennNovember 25, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Loved your features on Create and Craft. Love your new dies and another gorgeous card. Other than Halloween, I have a hard time with the use of orange in my crafting.ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreNovember 25, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    The frame maker is just beautiful and I can’t wait to order it! The color green is my challenge. I use it mostly for leaves and foliage but as a background it never works for me. :(ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenNovember 25, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    Graceful Becca. Thank you for the great design of the Graceful borders and Graceful Frame Maker.These items will be my Christmas gift to myself. So excited and can’t wait to order from Create and Craft. Mauve is a color I never seem to use so I will use Mauve the first time I use the frame maker.Mauve is a color I wear regularly so I will try experimenting with mauve papers and card. Love your posts and to see your beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonNovember 25, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Just watched your video and enjoyed it , those dies will be very helpful for making those mitered corners.I find orange a hard color to work with.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordNovember 25, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Forgive the number of emails these past 3 days, but I’m so jazzed about your new collection. After watching your tutorial today, I took your advice and used my A2 Filigree Delight rectangular die which has an oval center. I was successful in mitering the corners (although not perfect without the frame) and was surprised to see that the center was a perfect circle. So I used the nesting circles to cut a center circle, added a sentiment and, as you said….wala! Love the way you think out-of-the-box.
    Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassNovember 25, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Hi Becca
    So proud of you and your new collectiin.
    The color I would like to use more confidently is black.
    Happy dayReplyCancel

  • KarenNovember 25, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Love Amazing Paper Grace and Spellbinders!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.November 25, 2016 - 4:47 pm

    Becca, Thank you for the video. what wonderful idea.
    I love the collection.
    I plan to buy it when I get some extra money.
    I have some brown paper that I can never think what to do with it.ReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateNovember 25, 2016 - 4:48 pm

    I have been following you for a long time but was never able to make those beautiful elegant cards you make for lack of dies. Well I ordered the complete set today from Create and Craft. Hopefully now I will have the dies I need to create those elegant cards. Thank you for making this possible for us.ReplyCancel

  • Connie LudgateNovember 25, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    I forgot. I don’t use much of that dark green color. I only use it on a card that I know the person likes green.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterNovember 25, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca, lovely to see you on C&C on Wednesday with your fabulous new collection of dies. Your frame maker looks to be a hit with everyone.
    The colour I’m not good with is a very bright yellow. Pastel yellow is lovely but definitely not the bright shade.
    Hope your journey home was a good one, xxReplyCancel

  • LizzieNovember 25, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Looking forward to playing with my dies soon. Thanks you for the video and all the samples you had on the programme.
    I don’t use yellow very often.ReplyCancel

  • Margie FulcherNovember 25, 2016 - 5:35 pm

    Becca: Thank you for an inspirational video. I watched you on create and craft. Will your dies be sold separately any time soon? The paper I like but do not use a lot is the kraft paper. There are a lot of beautiful cards made with the kraft paper, but for some unknown reason, I shy away from it. Thank you for always sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CNovember 25, 2016 - 6:14 pm

    This design is SO fabulous!! You totally talked me into it yesterday! I think it will make rectangles, too. I never really thought about having trouble with a color, but as I look at my array of colors, I seem to use less red. I dunno why.ReplyCancel

  • TammieNovember 25, 2016 - 6:42 pm

    I am hesitant using red.ReplyCancel

  • RayaNovember 25, 2016 - 7:32 pm

    Believe it or not I am hesitate to use the color blue. I usually pick out just my favorites of yellows, pinks, greens. Can’t wait to watch your video!ReplyCancel

  • CJNovember 25, 2016 - 7:58 pm

    Beautiful & clever, Becca! Such wonderful new tools! I’m sure thankful for your creativity! So… orange. Works for Halloween, but can’t get brave enough to use it for anything else. Even for Fall, I use a pumpkin color but just can’t brave orange! Blessings to you, Becca,

  • Mickey Mc.November 25, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    I have trouble using black as it is such a “strong” color. I prefer to use other neutrals instead–gray, browns.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~townNovember 25, 2016 - 9:23 pm

    WOWZIER, what a wonderful video, talk about “I’m so excited to purchase these” you make it look so effortlessly.
    I also love what you did with your bow, having the tails go under neath, such a great idea!
    Red, red, red is the color I don’t use, or use confidently at all! Maybe I should pull up my “big girl panties” and try red more often, maybe a New Years resolution in my future.
    ?Thank you Becca for such thought provoking questions, have a Blessed weekend.ReplyCancel

  • MildredNovember 25, 2016 - 9:33 pm

    You looked to confident and relaxed in the video. (The one where you were wearing a beautiful fuchsia outfit.)

    Your designs are fabulous. Hope you enjoyed your trip and that you get a chance to rest up.ReplyCancel

  • MildredNovember 25, 2016 - 9:35 pm

    Blue is a color I don’t use much. It seems to be everyone’s favorite color except mine. I tend to use the berry colors.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantNovember 25, 2016 - 10:43 pm

    Love these ideas with the Frame Maker dies! Fabulous card!
    Yellow is a color I don’t tend o use much, but it is actually my favorite color!ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonNovember 26, 2016 - 2:46 am

    Gorgeous card…as always! Interesting question! I really don’t shy away from any colors. I tend to use more jewel tones though.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SNovember 26, 2016 - 6:06 am

    Very elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeNovember 26, 2016 - 8:06 am

    Good afternoon lovely lady,
    I hope that you have got back home safe and sound from visiting us here in the UK. Your shows on C&C uk were so good and it was lovely seeing you making your appearance for us. I like so many of your blog followers just love when you craft, apart from your fantastic skill and inspirating works of art that you make, your soft tones are so very soothing to listen to and i could listen to your voice all day long. You are so calm about everything and how you explain things and you don’t make any one feel that they can’t, but encourage and support graciously. You made my weekend flower with your shows and probably i am not the only one, and so hope that you come back again soon.
    The colour that i am never any good at is Black. I can take it on a design if it is done as a hint off, but not in the bold capacity that a lot of people use. I think lovely Sue Wilson knows when it’s not going to be a Norah card when she makes her inspirational masterpieces, but i’m getting better at accepting it but i need to improve some more to the actual using degree. Have a lovely weekend flower(yes, i’m the flower Norah from your C&C emails) and hope that the jet lag disapates soon,
    love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Clackmannanshire, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterNovember 26, 2016 - 9:12 am

    Glad you did this video, I love that you shared even more that we can do with these, Fabulous!!ReplyCancel

    • ConniecrafterNovember 26, 2016 - 9:14 am

      Woops I forgot to answer your question I just got all excited about these dies :) I have a hard time using all white, I think they make for lovely cards when others make them but I have a hard time with not adding colorsReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinNovember 26, 2016 - 11:22 am

    What a treat to see you up close and personal on TV. You are so talented and such a great instructor, you should have your own craft show! Your border dies are to die for (no pun intended). I can’t wait to start acquiring them.ReplyCancel

  • PIPPITSNovember 26, 2016 - 3:21 pm

    I have just watched Create and Craft UK, featuring yourself, Becca. I have come to your website after being away some time (2010). I have purchased the ‘Graceful Borders’ and the ‘Frame Maker’…with these and your work as inspiration I am starting a fresh journey. I am glad to be backReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 26, 2016 - 5:18 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    What a thrill it was to see you on Create & Craft! I was so proud of you stepping into your uncomfortable zone and with so much confidence and grace.
    This was my first visit to C&C and I was impressed. It tickled me to hear Andy Hodgson being challenged, as we all are, in coming up with superlative adjectives to describe your creations. There simply aren’t enough words…
    C&C made getting your new dies so attractive and affordable, it made me so happy to be able to finally give your creations the support that I have longed for.
    Wishing you a happy and safe journey home. Job well done!
    Love and blessings,

  • Marcie SmithNovember 26, 2016 - 7:36 pm

    Becca, congrats. Will this die collection ever be offered here in the US. They were sold out before you even aired. They were very popular. I am feeling sort of left out. These dies are fabulous. When will they be sold here in the US.

  • Diane Lynne ClemenNovember 26, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    The Spellbinders Graceful Frame Maker is a tool AI must get. Wow, I cannot even begin to think of all the possibilities for its use. Your video was a great help in showing me various ways to use the Frame Maker. I’m going over to Create and Craft to get one now.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesNovember 26, 2016 - 7:42 pm

    Welcome home!! I was lucky enough to catch you on both the UK & US Create and Craft. Well done you! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the complete collection! Can’t wait to see what else you create with the new dies. I too make primarily A2 cards but venture into 5×7 and am looking forward to seeing your creations in your favorite format. I have a hard time with yellow – am rarely satisfied with the results.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostNovember 26, 2016 - 10:28 pm

    Your presentation on C&C was enthralling. I saw the borders and thought they were lovely; but then you introduced the piece de resistance, the Graceful Frame Maker. WHAT!! You clever girl you. You know what we need before we do. Not only do you share your talents with us, but now you give us tools to make beauty easy for us. Thank you! When you took the GFM to your Filigree Delight die, you knocked my socks off! As Mrs. Caron would say, “The possibilities are endless.” Can’t wait to see your next release!! About the color question: I don’t use pink often.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BoyceNovember 27, 2016 - 3:44 am

    Hi Becca love the card and now have the dies so can try. The colour l can,t use is yellow it just makes my very fidgety hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaNovember 27, 2016 - 11:20 am

    OMG Becca, those dies are out of this world. I cried because I could not get my hands on the “I want it all” IT WAS SOLD OUT. I couldn’t get to my computer on time to order the dies, I had so many people over since Wednesday. But on Wed you were wearing baby blue and on Thru Burgundy.
    I hope HSN has the same offer. I try to stay away from green and I wish I could incorporate more but……ReplyCancel

  • DebraNovember 27, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Congrats! I am thrilled for you. I went to “Create and Craft” to purchase your entire line today, they were sold out. Are there plans to get more in at the price of $139 before Christmas? I would love to give as Christmas present. Get some rest and take care.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramNovember 27, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    I wonder if somehow you have been sent to my spam. I have not seen aNY designs from you. This is a great die, love the corners.ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettNovember 27, 2016 - 11:39 pm

    Love this new die. I was able to watch just a little on my computer while you were on Create and Craft. I was taking care of my grandson while his mom and dad took his baby sister to the specialist at the children’s hospital. These new dies you designed look amazing! They are on my Christmas Wish List!

    The color I use least is orange. I only use orange at Halloween and to make fall leaves. Not a color I naturally go to.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleNovember 28, 2016 - 7:58 am

    Dear Becca, I watched you on create and craft show and loved it. You did great and the line you are introducing is marvelous. I do plan on making a purchase soon. You are one very talented lady and we are so blessed to have you guide and help us in our card making endeavors. One color I have in my stock is dark purple. I have used the light hues but have trouble with dark purple.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelNovember 28, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Thank you for all the newness you have added to my card making Becca! I am going to be 79 years old on Christmas day and I’ve been making cards for the last 23 of them – doing what I love and loving what I do, but you put the icing on creating cards! I have never been so inspired as I presently am – you give new meaning to card making and I want to thank you for sharing it!

  • Joan OlsonNovember 28, 2016 - 12:15 pm

    Love the border. This card is beautiful as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn RaylNovember 28, 2016 - 1:10 pm

    The card is beautiful! Are these dies available in the USA? I use all colors but am having a difficult time finding Bright White. I found some once at an office supply store but when I went back to purchase more, the store had been taken over by another company and they didn’t have it anymore. I can’t even find that brand on the internet. Since I can’t tell how bright the white is in pictures, what is the brightest white you use?ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigNovember 28, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    I’ve never really thought about the colors I don’t use much. I would have to say orange and maybe black. I think that I tend to lean more to the pastel colors. I would also like to thank you for sharing your talents, designs, and knowledge. You have achieved so much.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FNovember 30, 2016 - 8:42 pm

    Oh, Becca, WOW! I’ve been sick and just now able to catch up and see your presentation on Create and Craft. I’m in love with the frame maker and the entire, awesome set. Unfortunately, both are sold out now. I hope that more are already on the way. You have so much talent and you are such an inspiration. Now that your are an experienced star I trust that we will see many more live presentations. As to color, no specific color comes to mind. Finding the perfect color combinations; that is a challenge.ReplyCancel