Elegant Silvery Holidays

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Tiny Christmas Wishes and Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Triple Floral - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning friends!  I thought I would take an about turn with colors and meander through the cool tones of winter with slate blue, cool white and silvery accents.  The drum of Christmas is in the distance so a Christmas card was the order of the day.  I started out with Spellbinders Reindeer and Sleigh – the reindeer is so elegant.  The backdrop I used is two cuts, tilted and overlapped using Spellbinders Blooming Collection.  On top of that I added a square cut with Spellbinders Triple Floral then on top of that I added a silver element using Spellbinders Classic Squares LG.   It just so happened that I could pull through the edges of the Blooming Collection Motif that was on the bottom and it sits just above my square for a frilly accent behind the reindeer.  To finish, I added a bow, some little pearls and a sweet little holiday sentiment from Quietfire Design from the Tiny Christmas Wishes set using Spellbinders Petite Pennants.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Tiny Christmas Wishes and Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Triple Floral - www.amazingpapergrace.com
I love the look of the tilted square and decided even though it makes the card wider that I’ll use an oversized envelope or padded envelope for sending. I may try this one again trimming the corners of the square flush with the edges :-)

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – Tiny Christmas Wishes
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb, Gold Foil Posterboard, Surf Lightspeck Cover
Ink: Versamark and Silver Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Reindeer and Sleigh, Spellbinders Blooming Collection, Spellbinders Triple Floral, Spellbinders Classic Squares LGSpellbinders Petite Pennants, Recollection Pearls, Paper Source Silver Satin Ribbon
post-header-bottomLoving the fall weather and hope you are too!  See you soon!!

  • fusiafscrappingSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:06 pm

    Elegant. As always! Love your creation!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    Hi Becca. This is such a beautiful card and you did right not to cut off the protruding bits! They make the card even more special – you just need a larger envelope!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:18 pm

    WAUW once again you´ve just managed to make such a wonderful card here Becca. It´s sooo beautiful and soooo soo elegant. I´m sure, whoever will get this will feel very special to recieve such a beauty here. I just love it.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm

    Hello Becca
    Such lovely colours, and the Reindeer has such attitude!
    I think this colour is a must this year……. the forecast is for a really cold Winter! Here’s hoping their wrong at least!
    Beautiful card as always Becca!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:21 pm

    Stunning!!! The way you come up with using Spellbinders dies just amazes me.ReplyCancel

  • LindaSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

    Stunningly beautiful!
    Don’t cut the corners off – it’ll take away from the elegance of the card.
    That’s just my 2 cents… :)ReplyCancel

  • JacquelynASeptember 23, 2015 - 12:33 pm

    Becca, this card is stunning!!! I love everything about it!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous card-so elegant. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing. Have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your designs knock me off my feet every time,Becca!
    These colors are simply elegant. ?ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    This card is so lovely. The cool silver is just what I need here in So. California where the weatherman hasn’t noticed it’s Fall now. We are still sweltering and hoping for rain and a drop in the temperature. Keep the Christmas cards coming!
    Love and blessings,

  • Maria RodriguezSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    Oh my gosh!! this card is gorgeous!!! Love the silvery details on the reindeer and the glorious way you framed it. I totally agree, do not trim the corners of the white square, they add such amazing dimension and elegance to this design. Love the delicate die inside the frame and behind the deer, just stunning.
    Thank you Becca, for sharing your beautiful card.
    Maria Rodriguez.
    PS. I’ve been rather busy lately but I had a chance today to come and take a peek at your beautiful blog.ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

    Stunning card love the layering and the Reindeer is Gorgeous. love spellbinders dies and the added Ribbon adds that special touch. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Martha StaalenburgSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    Becca you always amaze me with your creativity. Thank you for showing us another beautiful work of art!ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 23, 2015 - 12:58 pm

    What a stunning card, Becca! I like that you inlaid silver pieces on the deer die cut. Just another special touch from you!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:03 pm

    Oh, Becca. This is my favorite Christmas card EVER. I just LOVE it!!! Sorry to gush, but it is so creative. I just love the layering of the die cuts. The color is fabulous, I just love everything about this. Thank you so much for posting it. Fabulous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:05 pm

    So elegant Becca….love the inlay in the deer!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • CharlotteSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:06 pm


    All I can say is “WOW” to this card.

    Do you have any inspiration for elegant Thanksgiving cards?ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm

    This really is such a beautifully elegant card which would grace anybody’s mantle. Beautiful. All those layers are gorgeous. Christine xxReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    Very creative! Looks like you wrapped the Blooming Collection cut around the rectangular cut, which looks very cool especially with the silver. Also it looks like you cut a second reindeer in silver and used the cutout pieces to fill in the white deer. Very impressed with your techniques in this one! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sandi SmithSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

    Your card is so stunning and so very elegant. I love thevcool, soft colors and the rain deer die cut is the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • KathySeptember 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm

    So beautiful. We all wish for your talent!!! I sent you 2 questions yesterday, not sure if I did that right? Thanks for sharing …..ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenSeptember 24, 2015 - 9:57 am

      Kathy, I wanted to let you know I got them dear. I’m a little behind on answering emails and I have company arriving tomorrow – yikes, can you believe I’m not quite ready? I’ll weigh in on those two questions soon.ReplyCancel

  • DebSeptember 23, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Wow; gorgeous, stunning, beautiful!!! I love it with the edges hanging off the side.

    I just recently found your blog (and LOVE your work!) I’ve searched on how you achieve your mad bow-making skills. Is your bow maker still available anywhere?? Your bows are just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen V.September 23, 2015 - 1:57 pm

    You just always amaze me! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:09 pm

    So beautiful! Love this card.. thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:16 pm

    This is stunning. Love the elegant and clean look of this card. Beautifully Done.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Hi Becca, Your cards are so worth waiting for even if you skip a day or two. They always hve a surprise by either turning a die on end or overlapping a combination I would never have put together. Sometimes I can get lucky playing with my die cuts but you flawlessly construct wonderful combinations. Your cards have a Becca look/style but they are not carbon copies of each other–fresh, original, with an element of surprise. Keep them coming. Thank you. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:37 pm

    Another beautifully elegant card. Love the colour!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa KSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:40 pm

    This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the silver color with the white. It shows so much elegance.ReplyCancel

  • RuthSeptember 23, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    As usual Becca , you have put your own style into these familiar die cuts and made something elegant and beautiful!!

  • ElaineSeptember 23, 2015 - 3:37 pm

    Beautiful card Becca i love it.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkSeptember 23, 2015 - 3:53 pm

    So very beautiful. Thank for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerSeptember 23, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    Oh my gosh…what a stunning card. Perfect colors for this time of the year. I whole heartedly agree with Maria Rodriguez (I hope she doesn’t mind ). I have a few questions to ask of you : What size is your gorgeous card and will you have a video for your card? And don’t trim off the edges. Thank you for sharing your lovely “Elegantly Silvery Holidays” card.
    Cordially, CindyReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQSeptember 23, 2015 - 4:42 pm

    Oh, so elegant and lovely! I really like the deer and the how you combined the SP Blooming Collection. Uhmmm, my wish list is getting longer. Yes, I am enjoying the cooler fall weather. I’m not, however, looking forward to the winter that comes early here in the mountains.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveySeptember 23, 2015 - 4:49 pm

    OMG Becca, your card couldn’t be anymore beautiful! I’ve seen the deer and sleigh before but it certainly didn’t look as good on display at Spellbinders as it does on your card, the silver really does it JUSTICE! I also LOVE many layers to my cards, so your card more than fits the bill.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonSeptember 23, 2015 - 4:51 pm

    Hi Becca. Wow I love your card today. It’s absolutely stunning. Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Kathy HSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:25 pm

    Your card is stunning! I love the colors. The tilted square really makes the card.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    what a great way to put things together! You’re awesome!ReplyCancel

  • BunnySeptember 23, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    This silver and white is beautiful. I hardly ever use silver but for the 1st time EVER someone asked me to make silver/white/navy Christmas tags. My 1st order. Woo hoo. Thanks for all your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • SHELLEESeptember 23, 2015 - 5:46 pm

    As always, this is just stunning! The 2 tones on the reindeer are awesome! I am guessing that to achieve that look, you cut the deer twice, once in white & once in silver, and replaced the cut outs with the silver pieces. Very intricate work, but totally worth the result!! Another masterpiece Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaSeptember 23, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    I think this is the most elegant Christmas card I’ve ever seen!!! Wish I could spend just a few minutes inside your head to capture your vision. You are remarkable!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonSeptember 23, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    What an awesome card Simple but oh so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 23, 2015 - 7:04 pm

    What a stunning Christmas Card !!!!!! Just absolutely gorgeous Becca.


  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKSeptember 23, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    Good morning Becca, absolutely fabulous!!! I just love it!!!! Keep them coming : )
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • MarySeptember 23, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    This card is gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS, Becca. Thank you for sharing.

    Your creativity is incredible!


  • Becky GreenSeptember 23, 2015 - 7:14 pm

    GORGEOUS BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkSeptember 23, 2015 - 8:05 pm

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • JudySeptember 23, 2015 - 8:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca! It’s been quite a long time since
    I lasted commented, but I still visit quite frequently. Love the “new” backdrop on you blog.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSSeptember 23, 2015 - 8:12 pm

    Very pretty Becca. Would like to know how you do the “light” cutting so it doesn’t go completely through such as on the reindeer. If I didn’t want to go through it would; If I want it to cut, it doesn’t!!!!!Everything comes out great for you – lucky girl!! Or maybe you just know what you are doing!! lol
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Carol H.September 23, 2015 - 8:23 pm

    What a beautiful card!!! I’ve seen this reindeer die and loved it, but really had no idea how to best use it. You are so good at using dies in unexpected ways and making it look totally unique! Thank for sharing your awesome, beautiful card!!!ReplyCancel

  • RufusSeptember 23, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    I always love your cards, Becca. But this one just blew my socks off! So elegant, yet classic, not to mention I’m a sucker for reindeer! Love, love, love!

  • Victoria LunaSeptember 23, 2015 - 8:50 pm

    Absolutely stunning!. The silver looks incredible and it looks so elegant. Love, love, love the card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonSeptember 23, 2015 - 9:11 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a beautiful card and love the colors.I like it with the corners sticking out would use a bigger envelope or try next time cutting of the extended pieces for a different look as you said.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamSeptember 23, 2015 - 9:16 pm

    Beautiful and elegant card! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E ~ TownSeptember 23, 2015 - 10:47 pm


  • Lorrayne IngramSeptember 23, 2015 - 11:01 pm

    Interesting change. I like the reindeer filled in with the silver cut outs from the die.ReplyCancel

  • Jonna CarpenterSeptember 23, 2015 - 11:51 pm

    I love this card. Didn’t particularly care for the reindeer die but now that I see how you used it its fabulous! Good job!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 24, 2015 - 2:05 am

    Morning Becca, I love it !! Certainly a change in colours, a very ‘icy’ feel, I love all the dies you have used here, they complement each other beautifully, and I love how you have die-cut the deer again in silver and ‘filled in’ the ‘fall out’ pieces into the filigree part of the deer, it looks stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)September 24, 2015 - 4:03 am

    Such a ‘statement’ card! I love the unusual shape and this card will certainly stand out from its neighbours on the mantelpiece! Beautiful!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithSeptember 24, 2015 - 4:42 am

    Question: What die was used to get the stitched affect on the solar white layers???? I love that added detail. But then that is what always makes your cards so special – those added details like the added silver inlays on the reindeer. Gorgeous.

    • Becca FeekenSeptember 24, 2015 - 9:52 am

      Hi Marcie, I used the square detail dies from Spellbinders Triple Floral for the stitch look.ReplyCancel

  • Kath marshSeptember 24, 2015 - 7:35 am

    So pretty. Nice to see a traditional Christmas card and not these weird colours!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsSeptember 24, 2015 - 9:53 am

    Hi Becca,

    Such a gorgeous Christmas card, love the colour choices so beautiful. I do hope this finds you well and happy?

    Love & hUgs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Joyce B.September 24, 2015 - 11:19 am

    As always, soo elegant. I have a question please. I really like making 5×7 cards. Do you have any recommendations for paper to make the envelopes out of? I think card stock is a little bit too thick but in order to get a piece of paper large enough to make the envelop, I have only been able to find 12×12 cardstock. Do you have any suggestions on what I can use that is large enough, to make envelopes? Thank you for any suggestions that you may have.ReplyCancel

  • Pattie JnsSeptember 24, 2015 - 11:44 am

    OH! love this elegant card. don’t cut of the protruding edges, I like it the way it is. Just make a larger envelope. The whole concept is perfect the way it is….have a good day….by the way do you have more bow tutorials.?ReplyCancel

  • LynneZSeptember 24, 2015 - 11:47 am

    Becca – What a wonderful Christmas card. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneSeptember 24, 2015 - 11:50 am

    This is another eye-catching and ever so elegant card and one of the best.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KSeptember 24, 2015 - 1:45 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is stunningly fabulous!!!
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Pam TASSeptember 24, 2015 - 5:29 pm

    Hello Becca wow what an elegant card you are so unique!!!
    love everything about it .
    Thank you for sharing at such a busy time for you .
    Big Hugs XXXReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsSeptember 24, 2015 - 9:55 pm

    Oh, Becca! I just love this card. I ventured out to Hobby Lobby today just to get the gold poster board that you frequently use. I guess I need to get some silver now! Could you tell me what machine you use and the “sandwich” for cutting the poster board? I have a Big Shot and a Grand Calibur. I am unsure about using the Spellbinders dies with the thicker material. Thank you for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenSeptember 25, 2015 - 6:40 am

      Susie, you’ll use the same sandwich as you do for cardstock. This is only the tiniest bit thicker and it takes to the machine so well. Let me know how it turns out :-)ReplyCancel

  • Nancy dalySeptember 25, 2015 - 12:33 am

    A fabulous card Becca and the colours up you have used are gorgeous.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Susan b.September 25, 2015 - 6:16 am

    Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing.


  • Fredrika ZablockiSeptember 25, 2015 - 8:00 am

    Hi Becca! Love this card! How did you add the punctured dots inside the square dies? Also, I wanted to let you know how your beautiful art is an inspiration for me. It is people such as you who keep creativity flowing in this world. It makes the world that much better.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettSeptember 25, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Beautiful card as usual Becca, especially that gorgeous bow with the bling in the center!
    My heart is singing today because I’m almost finished with a large order for Christmas cards. I’ve been putting it off for weeks now, but am well on the way to finishing.ReplyCancel

  • wendySeptember 25, 2015 - 9:13 am

    Hi Becca what a lovely card, simple but so elegant- love it.

  • DixieSeptember 25, 2015 - 9:56 am

    This is a gorgeous card. The colors do make me feel cold. I love that you used the cutouts from the silver diecut to fill in the white diecut. Christmas is just around the corner. Thanks for the reminder.ReplyCancel

  • kay mcbrideSeptember 25, 2015 - 10:51 am

    WOW!! I really like the reindeer with the accenting silver metallic pieces. Of course everything else is beyond beautiful. I love how u take dies and use them in ways I would never think of. Thanks for sharing.

  • Earlene BostSeptember 25, 2015 - 5:41 pm

    Very chic and sophisticated. Love the little ‘snooty’ deer, so cute with it’s head cocked in the air that way. Love this design. Your eye for detail is quite enviable. The colors complement each other well. Pulling those edges through is genius. Your design eye is truly “AMAZING.”ReplyCancel

  • Rose GreenbankSeptember 27, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Hi Becca,
    Just dipped into your site again, after a longish absence. So glad I did, your cards are always so elegant. And this Xmas card is no exception. It’s gorgeous.
    We have lovely autumn weather in Chester, England. But I suppose our foliage is not as spectacular as over the pond, in New England.
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • DonnaOctober 17, 2015 - 1:21 am

    Hi Becca, I really love this design and the colors.

    I thought I’d give it a try but I’ve been having some problems trying to cut the white piece out of the two detail dies in the triple floral. I know you have an engineers mind because you come up with some amazing designs by changing things up a bit.

    Any tip you can give is very welcome.


  • TamiOctober 22, 2015 - 8:39 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card. Love the use of colors, it’s just gorgeous. Who make’s the beautiful blue cardstock? I would love to purchase some for myself.
    Have a blessed day!ReplyCancel