Day of Giving Friday: The Dreams We Aspire To

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at
Greetings friends!! I’m so sorry how late this is in the afternoon, but I’ve been working on something important and changing that is blessing me beyond measure and is going to bless you too.  Lots of legwork, lots of planning but I’ll try not to tease and be so cryptic – rest assured, you’ll know soon.  In the meantime – I have a card to share today for Day of Giving Friday and as always I picked a sentiment that resonates big time with the sweetness that has surrounded me this week.  To the rescue – Quietfire Design with Reminding One Another of the Dream
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at
Today I’m sharing a Gatefold Card.  It is made by cutting two border elements from Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip at each end of an 8.5″x 11″ piece of paper, trimming any excess, scoring so that the borders meet in the middle.   I didn’t want the liner card to fall out so inside I pasted a little pocket about 1.5″ tall.  Then for the inside – I wanted an element to be pulled out separately.  I used Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element and added a handcut matted element with the stamped sentiment.  I like that option to be able to pull the sentiment out separately :-)  The final size is 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ :-)
Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at
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 the list of winners HERE!   For your comment: What is blessing you today?

Gatefold Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - Reminding One Another of the Dream, Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element - full linked supply list at

StampsQuietfire DesignReminding One Another of the Dream
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders Water Lilies Strip, Spellbinders Nouille Decorative Element, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Soft White, The Paper Studio – Pearlspost-header-bottom


It’s always delightfully busy for me.  Although I always seem to be kitting something, designing something or making something I wanted to say how much I appreciate your stopping by!  Thanks so much!!

  • Joni SApril 21, 2017 - 6:20 pm

    oooh, that is a WOW card – that border strip is gorgeous! Never thought of using the inside sentiment as one you could take out. How clever!

    Sunshine – real, unadulterated sunshine and nearly 70 in the PNW for the first time since oh, Sept? is blessing me today – warm on the skin, warm in my soul. And new goodies from My Favorite Things to play with as well. Time to head for the Mom Cave and plaaaay!

    Thanks, Becca – can’t wait to hear what you have up your sleeve. May your weekend be blessed.

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 21, 2017 - 6:21 pm

    Good morning Becca, I was just thinking about your post and wham you pop up!!! That’s the second time today something has happened like that it’s weird : )
    Your card is just something else!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Rene StansellApril 21, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca, please know that I appreciate all the inspiration you give me. Your cards are beautiful.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaApril 21, 2017 - 6:30 pm

    I fell blessed every day that I wake up and greet the world and be able to share it with the world
    Absolutely gorgeous card worth the waitReplyCancel

  • Marjorie ShannenApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    This card is stunning Becca. I just love it and can not wait to purchase the Water Lilies strip die.
    Relief from a painful knee after purchasing a Ultralieve Ultrasound machine a few days ago is a blessing for me today. I have been in pain day and night for 3 months with a grade 2 Medial Ligament tear. This card has made me feel happy.
    Thanks for your beautiful work. I look forward to every Saturday Morning in Australia when I receive your email. God Bless you and thank you for all you do for us. Love Marjorie.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennApril 21, 2017 - 6:36 pm

    What a gorgeous card. Love the water lily die that you used to create the gatefold. What blesses me today is what blesses me every day – my two boys and hubby. Happy weekend to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanApril 21, 2017 - 6:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    I love it when you’re excited about seeing a dream coming to fruition! I think this is what today’s sentiment is telling us. When we feel joy in another’s dream it becomes our joy and sets our spirits free. It certainly has that effect on me – I feel happy and I wasn’t feeling that way a few minutes ago. I can’t wait for the blessings that are to come. ;->)
    What a gorgeous card! My immediate thought was-WEDDING!!! In any event, you know there’s something special inside and the receiver must be pretty special, too!
    Love & blessings,

  • Pam TASApril 21, 2017 - 6:59 pm

    Hi Becca 9-45 Sat morning here in Tassie LOL !
    This card is very feminine love it , the water lilies die looks
    good used like this would have never thought of it ……
    Not long out of bed had a lie in that’s my blessing so far to day !!!
    Hugs Pam xxxxxxx. P.S. You have been busy over on spellbinders
    blog lately thank you for that XReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 21, 2017 - 7:26 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Just lovely–your card has all the basics of a classic adaptation. So like you. Your style is ever present but each card is fresh and unique. Thanks for sharing and keeping in touch even when you are so busy professionally and personally. You always have time to connect with your cyber friends. You are one of my many blessings today–others were smiles from neighbors, emails from friends, and phone calls from family. So much to be thankful for. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanApril 21, 2017 - 7:28 pm

    What a beautiful card I love how you did the gate fold with the die. Today I was blessed with going to a nursery, walking through the greenhouses and picking up some outdoor ferns. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly ParkisonApril 21, 2017 - 7:29 pm

    Blessings today are the beautiful spring ( almost Summer like ) weather and my Grands. Since my husbands passing little things are the only things that matter.ReplyCancel

  • DanitaApril 21, 2017 - 7:33 pm

    Love it!!! But then again I love everything you do!ReplyCancel

  • KathyApril 21, 2017 - 7:38 pm

    Lovely card as always…blessing today I’m feelin a bit better..thanks for sharing..ReplyCancel

  • TammieApril 21, 2017 - 7:46 pm

    Hi Becca. I love this delicate card. I may have to ‘borrow’ your design for a wedding invitation.

    Today I am truly blessed with my kind husband.ReplyCancel

  • MaryApril 21, 2017 - 7:50 pm

    Gorgeous card, Becca.
    I was blessed to see friends from far away today!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunApril 21, 2017 - 7:51 pm

    What a beautiful card! I see I will have another die to add to my collection. I wish I could come up with such wonderful ideas. Very anxious to hear what you have up your sleeve. My blessing is my knee operation was successful and pain not has bad as what I thought.ReplyCancel

  • Lori SloanApril 21, 2017 - 8:03 pm

    Good evening Becca! Yet another gorgeous card! God has blessed me with good friends and sunshine today. What a beautiful combination!ReplyCancel

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  • Rosanne SheaApril 21, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    My blessing today is that my husband encourages me to make cards. What a blessing that is.ReplyCancel

  • christiApril 21, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    today’s blessing is really for everyday. I have good health and great friends. beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantApril 21, 2017 - 9:03 pm

    Love your gate fold card! Beautiful details!
    My blessing today was a gal at my eye doctor’s office who helped me to choose a new pair of frames! She was very patient and gave me her opinion on several choices, even making some calls to help get me the ones I wanted!ReplyCancel

  • NancyApril 21, 2017 - 9:11 pm

    As always, your card takes my breath away!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettApril 21, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Oh wow! What a stunning card. Your creativity astounds me.

    I have a very big problem and today have turned it over to the Lord. I am blessed to know He will take care of it.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 21, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    Beautiful idea! Went shopping for flowers today; that’s a blessing always!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn YuApril 21, 2017 - 9:32 pm

    Today is truly a beautiful blessed day for me. Visiting me from Pennsylvania is my whom I haven’t seen in 35 years. She divorced my brother but we didn’t divorce each other. We’ve remained good friends throughout the years sharing our joys and woes and family life. It’s been a marathon talking fest and holding hands like we’ve never been apart. Life is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 21, 2017 - 9:42 pm

    HOW GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
    What is blessing me today? Life with the man I love! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 21, 2017 - 9:45 pm

    What a beautiful card! My blessings–just celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, gave my 4 yr. old grandson his “baby quilt” I pieced. It started out as a baby quilt and it ended up being 96’x 108″! Drs. say he will be a minimum of 6’4″ by high school. Wanted it to be big enough for him to use for years. He loved his quilt. Had to spread it on the floor and lay down on it. My granddaughter (16 months old) came running to me with arms wide open calling my name! Life is good!ReplyCancel

  • GayleApril 21, 2017 - 9:50 pm

    Such a very beautiful card Becca!!
    God is blessing me today as he does everydayReplyCancel

  • AletApril 21, 2017 - 10:04 pm

    So pretty , and nice to see your beautiful work in a different style of card. Another lovely card. Thanks for sharing .ReplyCancel

  • DeborahApril 21, 2017 - 10:09 pm

    I am blessed that I am in good health and able to afford retirement!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithApril 21, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Becca love the Water Lillies Strip die used on this gate fold card. Would not have thought to use in this manner. Thank goodness for your ability to see these dies and thank goodness you share your insight with us. Love this card. Truly beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleApril 21, 2017 - 11:19 pm

    Beautiful card Becca!!! My friend Pam had dinner with me tonight and a long visit after…truly a blessing as her husband passed away last Saturday the 15th. Support for both of us as my husband slipped away to Heaven 10-26-2016.
    Paper Hugs,

  • Beverly FuchsApril 21, 2017 - 11:23 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous design.ReplyCancel

  • Rae GobellApril 22, 2017 - 12:13 am

    This is the first time I have written to compliment you on your gorgeous cards. I have been receiving your emails for quite a long time now.
    This card is exquisite. Love the verse and the way you have put it all together.
    Have a beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 22, 2017 - 12:53 am

    Hi Becca. Fab card as always. Great design. TFS. Happy weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Jennie baileyApril 22, 2017 - 1:41 am

    What a great idea to put the sentiment in a little pocket as a keepsake. I love these water lily borders too. I’m blessed today by hearing the summer visitors sing their hearts out early in the morning. I now know that summer is on its way.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 22, 2017 - 2:34 am

    What a beautiful card here again. I love the way that the sentiment can be pulled out, that´s a new way of thinking to me. I feel very blessed, that we´ve had a really bad storm vandalizing everything here the last 2 days, but now it´s slowing much down, and we got through it without too much damage, that is truly a blessing.
    Have a wonderful week-end ahead there and I´ll look forwward to hear more about your news soon??? I´m really curious now ha ha haReplyCancel

  • Christine RayApril 22, 2017 - 2:44 am

    There has been a soft gentle rain throughout the day…What a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • BenteApril 22, 2017 - 3:37 am

    Your card is so elegant and beautiful,
    lovely sentiment as well :))ReplyCancel

  • Pamela ParfittApril 22, 2017 - 3:46 am

    I rarely comment on any of the blogs I follow – usually down to lack of time. But this time I couldn’t not comment LOL!
    So what is blessing me today? Seeing my darling husband steadily regaining his health after many months of fighting bowel cancer. Just 2 more months of chemotherapy to endure.
    We’ve always been close but this nightmare time has helped us to recognise how much we mean to each other and daily we express our love for each other – long may we continue to do so.
    Oh and the card is stunning as per usual LOL!ReplyCancel

  • SueApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 am

    I really like the Spellbinders Water Lily strip – so pretty, as is this card! My blessing has been the news from the doctor that my broken bones have healed nicely, which is a relief. I shall look forward to your upcoming news!ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 22, 2017 - 7:29 am

    Gorgeous! Love the all white with the touch of gold. That border on each side gives the card a lacey look.
    Blessings today: the sunshine after days of rain! It may rain again later on, but at least we have this little bit of sun to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 22, 2017 - 7:31 am

    Truly A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Love it when you travel down new avenues. This card has so much potential for other uses. I’m seeing the possibilities right now! Thanks for the inspiration. Will be patiently awaiting your reveal! That was a tease, you know. :~) My blessing today and everyday – being given another day to continue this life (the beautiful gift that God has given me! !!!ReplyCancel

  • KathymApril 22, 2017 - 9:14 am

    My dogs are such a blessing! They teach me to live in the moment, hear, smell and see everything. And always be ready to love as well as the next adventure. Also my family. Such a lovely design and sentiment!!! A great combination of talentReplyCancel

  • Bonnie SpringleApril 22, 2017 - 9:19 am

    I so ?? love all your work. You allways give me something to look forward to. I finally got a couple of your dies . Going on a little vacation on the 28th I am hoping to get them before then. Love every detail of this card. I hoping to win one of your cards one day. Thanking for sharing your beautiful cards . Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 22, 2017 - 10:06 am

    Awesome gatefold card. I like how you used the bow inside the gatefold card to help with the outside closure instead of the bow on the outside flaps. You are so clever! Now why have I not thought of that? I am blessed today to beable to visit with you and your blog and see your beautiful weekly creations. I appreciate the efforts you go to on the behalf of us here on your blog. I can hardly wait to see what you are up to here lately and teasing us about. Wishing you a terrific weekend.ReplyCancel

  • RayaApril 22, 2017 - 10:30 am

    My blessing is we are alive!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 22, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Absolutely gorgeous card Becca. I didn’t look in yesterday because I was continually sick but my blessing today is that the sickness has stopped! Still a bit delicate but at least I can brighten up my day by looking in on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwApril 22, 2017 - 12:43 pm

    Your beautiful card is blessing me today!ReplyCancel

  • RUTHANNApril 22, 2017 - 12:52 pm

    Beautiful card! My husband is my blessing as we get ready to celebrate 51 years married!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthApril 22, 2017 - 12:58 pm

    Hi Becca, Another stunner !! I’m loving this strip die.
    Enjoy your day, I am blessed that we haven’t had any rain today, I have spent all day working in the garden, and my back is complaining bitterly haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • DianaApril 22, 2017 - 1:07 pm

    My blessing every day is God’s grace and favor in my life. I am currently traveling overseas with my precious husband and so enjoy I am able to view your website for inspiration while here! Thank you for sharing as always, this card is elegant and beautiful – in keeping with your style. I pray God’s blessing surround you always. DianaReplyCancel

  • DevyApril 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm

    What a stunning card! My blessing today is the wonderful cool front that moved though south Texas this morning. I am taking advantage, and working outside. It is not much fun clearing brush to install a new fence, but I am thankful for the beautiful weather!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 22, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    What an absolutely elegant card!! And you make it look so easy to do. So beautiful!
    What is blessing me today? My wonderful family. So thankful for them.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HApril 22, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    Stunning and beautiful card–can’t ever get enough of your awesome creations!! My blessing today is getting to spend time today with our youngest daughter in a class at a local craft store, The Little Blue House in Keller TX. We painted wooden pieces, then stenciled and distressed our signs. She made one to hang in her classroom and it turned out so good!! She loved the class and we had so much fun!! Yes, I am blessed each and every day with two amazing daughters!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithApril 23, 2017 - 3:19 am

    I love gatefold cards and yours is definitely lovely! It’s so creative to use a border die to create it and I love the inside pocket so the sentiment can be removed.

    I am feeling blessed because my 85 year old Mother is out of the hospital for the second time this month. She spent 11 days hospitalized with pneumonia while on a trip. This last week, she was hospitalized with pneumonia and heart failure but was released yesterday. I am so thankful for the prayers from so many friends and family. I know my Mother has a long recovery ahead but feel so blessed that she is recovering. Blessings to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 23, 2017 - 8:51 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely gate fold card, they are fun to make.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaApril 23, 2017 - 9:26 am

    Beautiful and exquisite card! My blessing is seeing another day and celebrate it with the ones I love dearly!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 23, 2017 - 3:22 pm

    Hi Becca
    Lovely card, it looks lacy, delicate and beautiful. My blessing is being able to rest whilst hubby cooks x x xReplyCancel

  • DianneApril 23, 2017 - 4:14 pm

    How very beautiful! So simple yet so beautiful! I love your creations Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquelyn AlexanderApril 24, 2017 - 8:05 pm

    All I can say is W-O-W!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)April 25, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Absolutely breathtaking! I have to keep looking at it!
    I am truly blessed today as one of our children landed and came to collect the rescue dogs we have been looking after. The house will be empty tomorrow!
    Anne(UK) x
    Can’t wait to see what you have in the pipeline for us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 28, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    Avery elegant card, love all white, the dies you have used are beautiful as usual I love that waterlily edge.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelMay 3, 2017 - 9:34 am

    How beautiful.. I love your white on white especially for an anniversary, so rich and stunning.. Thank you so much for all you do for everyone. It is now coming back to you. You have been an inspiration to me and everyone else.
    God Bless You