I Double Dog Dare Ya!

Card Making Ideas from Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season and Spellbinders
Yep, I double dog dare you!! :-)  I double dog dare you to even think about using this background without wanting to put a pearl on every dot.  If you can do it then I’ll have to give you a hand – you’re a brave crafter.  Me, I couldn’t resist, I had to do it.  I even counted and knew that it would take 94 little pearls, but I revved up a movie and sat down with my tweezers.  The awesome thing is that it only took me about 10 minutes to put the pearls on the Spellbinders Crisscross Expandable Pattern.  So this is a card I’ve had on my mind for a while and had to get it out of the way because I kept thinking about it.  The other little thing I could not resist was to take the laurel garland from Spellbinders Laurel and Bee and make it into a wreath – so easy I’m smiling and now I have a double use for that die and adore the little bow :-)  I took a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps called Compliments of the Season and curved it ever so slightly to fit the Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die template.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season and Spellbinders (closeup)

Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base  7-1/2″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide (or see how to make that size with the Hinge Technique HERE) , foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ , red layer cut to 7″ x 5″, foam tape, gold matting layer cut to 6-5/8″ x 4-5/8″, die cut layer using Crisscross, foam tape (double layer), die cut layer using Laurel and Bee, foam tape (triple layer), die cut layer using Ribbon Banners.  As always, stack, position ribbon, pearls and bow on correct layer, admire, then glue!Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Waltzingmouse Compliments of the Season (inside)

Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Compliments of the Season
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 80lb cardstock, Gold Foil (Hobby Lobby posterboard), The Paper Studio Red
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Crisscross Expandable PatternSpellbinders Laurel and Bee, Spellbinders Ribbon Banners, Recollection Pearls, Hobby Lobby Velvet Ribbon, Paper Source Gold Ribbon, Bazzill Crystal ButtonGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Hope you’re having a blessed weekend!  See you tomorrow!


  • Trish AveryNovember 17, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    Becca I agree that it needs a pearl in every dot. beautiful card as usual.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 17, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    BECCA! THIS IS LOVELY!!!!!!!!! :) I don’t think I could resist either!!!!!!!!!! LOL You did a FABULOUS JOB again!!! I LOVE your cards! AND your Christmas Cards are JUST AS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleNovember 17, 2013 - 3:07 pm

    Beautifully done Becca!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 17, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    You’re right, Becca! I would want a pearl on each dot. And, I love how you used the laurel. This is a stunning card~ Thank you, for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelNovember 17, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    If not pearls Becca it would be crystals, but it would really have to be something. You did a gorgeous job on this one and I am sure you about have all your Christmas cards done by now even being injured and all. You never did say, did you enjoy your trip on the west coast even with your accident? Did you meet lots of new friends? I hope you had loads of fun and learned loads of new things to teach (though for the life of me I can’t think of what it could be!!!) Have a blessed day.
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • AlisonNovember 17, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    An awesome card Becca! I love how you have utilized the dies. BrilliantReplyCancel

  • LageneNovember 17, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    ALLLLL those pearls sure made a Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • joyce littleNovember 17, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Becca, you’re my kinda gal! Yep I would have put pearls all over too! Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Dedi WNovember 17, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Oh my goodness…this is such a beautiful elegant card…I love it…it took my breath away…ReplyCancel

  • BethNovember 17, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    You are the cutest person in the whole wide world (with the cutest cards to boot)!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierNovember 17, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Ohh my goodness, I’d love to take that dare but I don’t have any of these dies, not to say they aren’t on my extensive wish list. OMGosh 95 pearls….I don’t think I have 95 pearls!?!!? LOL When I add stuff like that I try to do it after so I don’t cover to many up, LOL I’m the worst kind of hoarder I tell ya, LOL LOL
    This card is so utterly gorgeous Becca, I love your creative use of that die, another one I don’t have, lol Nice to see you creating again, big inky hugsReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 17, 2013 - 4:28 pm

    Totally awesome! I think I would do the same except I hope you didn’t put pearls under the ribbon where it wouldn’t be seen!! LOL I know I would take the lazy woman’s way out and not put them there. Georgous card Becca!!

  • LynneZNovember 17, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Becca – Such a lovely card. You really have a lovely talent that you share so freely – thanks so muchReplyCancel

  • Holly BogleNovember 17, 2013 - 4:59 pm

    Hi Becca, Did you put the pearls on even where the ribbon is ? I think I would have skipped that area… You can’t see it !!! Anyway you look at it…. It’s a beautiful card !!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesNovember 17, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tina KNovember 17, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    Becca, this is beautiful! You could always speed up the time adding all the pearls by using dots of Perfect Pearls!ReplyCancel

  • Donna RNovember 17, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Gorgeous, Becca! Such patience.ReplyCancel

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  • victoriaNovember 17, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    Becca, this is one of the most Beautiful Christmas cards I have ever seen. However I cannot afford to put 96 pearls on about 50 cards, but I plan on doing something else to make them look like pearls…It should come out just as nice…wish me luck….and thank you! Blessings, vReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 17, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    Fabulous!!! I just love it!! Couldn’t be prettier!! Kudos to you, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • colleen HowellNovember 17, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    Love it, love it, love it!!!!! This is so pretty, and yes I would want to put pearls on it also, a few would not do. I would love it if someone sent this to me. Great job, againReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanNovember 17, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    You are the queen of everything. I can’t believe it only took you 10 minutes. You ninja cardmaking guru.ReplyCancel

  • MickieNovember 17, 2013 - 9:57 pm

    Egad, haven’t heard that expression since I was a very small girl! Lovely Becca and yes all the pearls could NOT have been left off. Another beauty. Hope you are doing well!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownNovember 17, 2013 - 10:31 pm

    Oh my, gorgeous card! I absolutely love ALL those pearls, they are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny IngramNovember 17, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    Very pretty, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • auscraftsNovember 17, 2013 - 11:46 pm

    stunning card ,pearls are a must with this dieReplyCancel

  • Mrs BNovember 18, 2013 - 12:26 am

    Hi Becca. I love this card. The wreath is so delicate, and yes, anyone would have to put pearls on each dot : ) And as usual a stunning bow. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 18, 2013 - 1:03 am

    What a card – really lovely. Yes I would have had to put pearls on no questions about that but not under the bow – have you tried making pearls with Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA? – Sue W uses that technique – it looks fab and is low cost. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthNovember 18, 2013 - 2:03 am

    Morning Becca, This is a stunning card, love the criss-cross die, I will definitely be trying this one, and like you, I will have to put pearls on ha ha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 18, 2013 - 2:14 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous Becca, I just LOVE it. It has exactly the simpple yet elegant look, that is sooo beautiful, and don´t demand loads of different things, but biy it looks beautiful. really stunning as always hun.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 18, 2013 - 2:52 am

    Hello Becca
    A misty, damp morning here in England today!
    But I love this card and the Bow is beautiful!
    I don’t think I would use pearls though….. Sue Wilson uses Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Glue which is cheaper, and nearly as beautiful ( almost).
    Just glanced back and I see Clare W mentions it too!
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 18, 2013 - 2:54 am

    Hi Becca
    A very beautiful card i just love the inset verse
    Elaine HReplyCancel

  • Debbie BNovember 19, 2013 - 6:25 am

    What a great card. I guess it would be hard not to put a pearl on every connection! Have a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WNovember 19, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Just beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • JodyNovember 21, 2013 - 7:20 am

    Well done! 94 pearls!!!!! It so posh!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 26, 2013 - 11:20 am

    Your card is beautiful. I probably would not do all the pearls like you did.
    Love the wreath on the other card too, I have been making christmas tree cards & my husband, who is my sounding board, saids that they are great.
    Not as beautidul as yours but with limited supplies, they turn out good.ReplyCancel