Hope is the Thing

Cardmaking Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Hope is the Thing and Spellbinders Oval Regalia - www.amazingpapergrace.comGood morning sweet friends!  I hope you had a grand weekend!   I received some happy mail – a beautiful swoonworthy quote from Quietfire Design so I tinkered around with it to get it into a card.  Hope is the Thing With Feathers, beautiful stamp and one of my favorite Emily Dickinson quotes.  The swirl bird that tops the sentiment is absolutely enchanting!!

Cardmaking Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design Hope is the Thing and Spellbinders Oval Regalia (close up) - www.amazingpapergrace.com
I showcased the sentiment with Spellbinders Oval Regalia (I use two overlapped), Spellbinders Sparkle and Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A and Curved Matting Basics B.  You know me . . . Button, Bow, Pearls and a little touch of gold.  The card is 6″ x 6″

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Hope is the Thing With Feathers
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb Smooth (Cover) – Natural White,  My Minds Eye  – Lost & Found Two, PTI – Sweet Blush, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Powder Puff – Mocha Mama
Dies:  Spellbinders Oval Regalia, Spellbinders Sparkle, Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A, Curved Matting Basics B, Edited to Add:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM
Accessories:   Recollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Button

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  • Shaz in Oz.xJune 15, 2015 - 7:13 am

    Wonderful light beauty to this card, Becca, really catches the thought of the new quiet fire design well, Shaz in Oz.xReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJune 15, 2015 - 7:30 am

    Beautiful, love how delicate those dies are and pretty font on the quote!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJune 15, 2015 - 7:33 am

    Hi Becca,

    Wow! Stunning creation, love the design of this and the use of dies here. That sentiment is one of my favourites, so glad its available in stamp form now. The design of it is beautiful, love the bird at the top,so elegant.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Ann RobbinsJune 15, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Hi Becca
    Just another beautiful card and live the Quietfire sentiment. Look forward to your every post.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Clare WJune 15, 2015 - 8:08 am

    Lovely sentiment. You seem to get a lot of detail on such a small card yet it never looks over done. I am having a craft room sort out today. Well I’ve started today not sure I’ll finish today though! It’s been a while since it had a good tidy up and I’ve found things I lost and things I forgot I had. It will be worth it when it’s done I keep telling myself. I do like to be organised but it takes time to keep on top of things but good storage solutions are key then there are no excuses! Mmmmm… Time will tell. Better get back to it whilst I’m in the sort it out mood.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJune 15, 2015 - 8:19 am

    Oh Becca! This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love all the different dies you’ve used & yes, the quote is SO LOVELY!!!! Your touches of gold just make the card even more ELEGANT! TOTALLY LOVELY!!!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJune 15, 2015 - 8:25 am

    Hi Becca,
    Another lovely card ,like all the layers and color comb.
    I was just checking back to the first day of your new blog post at the comments and found your reply to my post,but have not received your e-mail. I don’t know what is happing for I get all the other blogs I subscribe to .

  • Christine Harrop Oxfordshire UKJune 15, 2015 - 8:29 am

    This is so beautiful! The new Quietfire quote is wonderful; I love the swirly flourish bird at the top. This quote is extremely relevant to me at the moment -particularly today of all days!! You have used such gorgeous dies too. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • JoannaJune 15, 2015 - 8:32 am


  • ElaineJune 15, 2015 - 8:51 am

    Utterly beautiful,
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • BethEJune 15, 2015 - 8:57 am

    Lovely as always, Becca. I love the pink, the new Quietfire stamp and of course the dies from Soellbinders! Once I get my craft room back in shape I plan on trying my hand at this one! Meanwhile Inwill be ordering the dies and the stamp!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyJune 15, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Love the soft colors and the layering. Lovely bow and pearls.ReplyCancel

  • Nannie AnnieJune 15, 2015 - 9:11 am

    Beautiful card. Your cards are always beautiful. Thank you for showing us.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJune 15, 2015 - 9:20 am

    Gorgeous card, love the details with the dies and I love the sentiment as well.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKJune 15, 2015 - 9:47 am

    Hello Becca
    So sweet with the pretty pink tones… love it!
    I try to copy you with all the inspiration you give!
    Thank you
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJune 15, 2015 - 10:09 am

    As always, another beautiful card. Love the sayings
    you use & the way you spellbinders dies.
    IT encourages me to use them in that also.
    Thanks for your talent & sharing it with us.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie McKnightJune 15, 2015 - 10:14 am

    I am new to your lovely site. All I can say is this card is absolutely stunning, soft yet strong. I cant wait to see your next lovely creation!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJune 15, 2015 - 10:27 am

    Oh Becca, you´ve just done it again here. And made such a beautiful piece of art, that is so romantic and beautiful as ever. I just absolutely love your gorgeous work. You can get the most simple piece of cardstock to look like a million with your dies and a little bit of gold to it, and it really take your breath away.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJune 15, 2015 - 10:28 am

    Oh, what a treat for the eyes! The charming sentiment is showcased perfectly with your lacy dies, pearls and ribbon. What a gorgeous card!! You are such an inspiration, Becca! God bless you today –ReplyCancel

  • Barbara LeonardJune 15, 2015 - 11:39 am

    Another winner, Becca. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny BackJune 15, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    A beautiful soft and ‘quiet’ card Becca. Exactly what i’m needing today. Thank you xReplyCancel

  • Karen M RothJune 15, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    Beautiful card and such dainty details that reminds me of just how fragile our faith can be in times of challenges that to man seems impossible all while knowing that nothing is impossible for God. I wish I could have this card as a constant reminder to remain hopeful in times of challenges.ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenJune 15, 2015 - 1:03 pm

    Hello Becca,
    This is so beautiful and a wonderful way to showcase the dies and the sentiment.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)June 15, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    And your card is also ‘swoonworthy’, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • MarilynJune 15, 2015 - 2:54 pm

    Just seeing your creations brightens the day. TFSReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonJune 15, 2015 - 4:31 pm

    Hi Becca. Wow, another beautiful creation. Love the dies, sentiment and colour combo. Stunning! :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • MitziJune 15, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    This is gorgeous Becca! I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJune 15, 2015 - 6:02 pm

    I know I’d squeal with joy if your beautiful card popped out of an envelope addressed to me. But, no change there, your work is always top drawer! I love pink but Becca, you can weave your magic on any colour. Just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Pam ( Tas)June 15, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    Hi Becca you and your BOW !!!!!! Lol the card it is so feminine.
    The quotes you use are all so special I love them all .
    Having a day in ny room…….going to try bows!!!!!!!! Stay safe everyone xxxReplyCancel

  • Diana StewartJune 15, 2015 - 8:05 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how I love your cards are. I don’t get a chance to comment as often as I would like. Your new website is beautiful too. I really look forward to enjoying the other parts of your site once you have them up and running. Take care, Diana StewartReplyCancel

  • Sandy BoothJune 15, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    Gorgeous card! I just looked at that same stamp to purchase! You are SO talented! I love your style!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJune 15, 2015 - 9:02 pm

    Beautiful sentiment and card! Thank you, for inspiring us!ReplyCancel

  • RobynJune 15, 2015 - 9:03 pm

    Speedy Miss!
    Lovely card- love the colors and thanks for using Quietfire Design!

  • Marilyn in E~TownJune 15, 2015 - 11:48 pm


  • Lynda Mellor,(UK) aka Loopy LyndaJune 16, 2015 - 1:41 am

    Morning Becca, another gem for us to feast on! Just beautiful Thankyou!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJune 16, 2015 - 2:06 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! this card is very, very, pretty. It is so fresh-looking with the gingham, and with the touches of gold takes it to elegant, I love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • KathyJune 16, 2015 - 7:03 am

    She sentiment, design, and ribbon treatment work together to create such a beautiful message! The bird flourish above the words is so beautiful. A work of art! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Maria RodriguezJune 16, 2015 - 7:35 am

    Amazing sentiment and gorgeous beyond measure card Becca, it’s always such a joy to come here and admire your work, it’s inspiring and, like this lovely sentiment says, I hope to be able to recreate this amazing design. I’ve told all of my friends about you and, like me, they are amazed at your artistry.
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  • Omega BrooksJune 16, 2015 - 6:03 pm

    I love this card, the sentiment is as beautiful as the card! Also, I love, love, love your beautiful new blog. Thanks for all the inspiration you share.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunJune 17, 2015 - 2:48 am

    I love the lavish elegance of your card designs Becca. They feel so filled with love ?ReplyCancel

  • Linda TimmonsJune 17, 2015 - 8:00 am

    Hi Becca,

    Just back from a trip to London, England and visited one of our favourite craft shops.
    We brought a list of Spellbinder die names with us which you have used and came home with a large bag of goodies. Very happy camper. Love this die on this card.

    Happy crafting and hugs from Ireland

  • Jennifer BackJune 17, 2015 - 8:51 am

    Hi Becca, what die did you use to cut the centre out of the oval regalia? The ovals i have are either too big or too small.

    • Becca FeekenJune 18, 2015 - 2:55 am

      Jennifer, I’m so sorry I didn’t list that in my supplies – it went right by me. I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small (the largest die). I’ll add that to my list :-)ReplyCancel

  • kay mc rideJune 17, 2015 - 7:59 pm

    AAAAhhhhh this is so beautiful. Love your new look, it suits you well

  • Myrna SweetJune 18, 2015 - 10:26 pm

    That is a new bow….I wish you would make a new Becca Bit on bows as you have so many more that you haven’t featured. Are you still using your bow maker to do these new designs?ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.June 19, 2015 - 2:51 am

    Your work is always beautiful. No matter what you do your work is just beautiful.
    thank you for showing us how..