It’s Your Big Day

Hi dear blog friends!!  I have received some inquiries about my Celebrate Card . . .
So I know by now you’re asking, What “Celebrate” card?   Welllllllll, it’s actually on the back cover of the Feburary 2012 edition of “Cards” Magazine.  I wasn’t sure if it was out on the new stands yet, but apparently it is – so I hadn’t posted it or referred to it yet.  I just can’t get anything over on you all!!!  Since there are questions about instructions and what I used to make the card, I’m posting the pictures as well as the full step by step instructions in my blog post today.  I made these items some time ago and planned to show them sometime in the future but hadn’t had a chance to get them posted.  Why?  Well, there is a box to go along with the card, and I wanted to do the box justice by writing a nice tutorial.  I won’t have the box today, but it will be coming soon!  I will tell you though, it is a new box you haven’t seen before and it’s one of my favs!!  :-)

So for some of those who leave comments saying, “I could never make one of your cards” . . . ahem,  this is one that you CAN make.  It’s a basic card, but there are enough frills that its different.  I encourage you to CASE it.  The design combined with the stamps sets that I used, is one I can pick up and interchange for just about any occasion I can think.  That’s not the case with every card I do, but you know I keep a “go to” list for that very reason.  So this makes that list my go to list for when I need a card and don’t have hours to pour over the design.

1.  Cut cream cardstock to 7.5″ by 11″ and score at 5 1/2″ to create card base.
2.  Layer with blue cardstock panel cut to 7″ by 5″.
3.  Cut a blue cardstock panel to 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 and cut opening using Spellbinders LF-110 Grand Ovals #2
4.  Cut a cream cardstock panel to 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 and cut opening using Spellbinders LF-110 Grand Ovals #1

5.  Emboss blue panel with Spellbinders ES-003 Valor M-Bossabilities running paper through machine twice.  On the first pass emboss, on the second pass lay paper in place and match pattern taking a moment to feel the previous embossing fall into place on template, then emboss again.
6.  Embellish petal motifs with pearls.
7.  Adhere both frame panels and attach to card base using foam tape.
8.  Stamp Celebrate and flourish elements from Waltzingmouse Join Us and Waltzingmouse Say It Loud on a cream panel.
9.  Cut/emboss with Spellbinders S4-110 Classic Ovals LG #5 and adhere centering in oval opening.
10. Cut border using Spellbinders E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Spellbinders E8-002 Bracket Edgeabilities.
11. Emboss a 1” wide scrap of blue cardstock using reverse side of ES-003 Valor M-Bossability and apply to center of border; embellish each petal motif with a pearl then adhere border vertically on card.
12. Cross card with two pieces of seam binding and adhere filigree element on left side of card.  Top with bow, button and pearl.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse StampsJoin Us, Say It Loud
Paper: Neenah Classic Cream 80 lb cover, Bazzill Cardstock
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Prussian Blue, Dutch Blue
AccessoriesSpellbinders S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders ES-003 Valor M-Bossabilities, Spellbinders LF-110 Grand Ovals, Spellbinders E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities, Spellbinders E8-002  Bracket Edgeabilities, Recollections Flat Back Pearls, Cream Hug Snug Seam Binding, Bead Landing Filigree – Figure 8 Bow – Peg Bow Maker

Thanks for stopping in today.  Comments to win the Prima paper will close down some time tomorrow, so be sure to stop by and leave yours on this post:   I’ll see you soon!!

  • Shelly SchmidtJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Gorgeous card- love the rich colors and love the BG pattern…and the bow!ReplyCancel

  • MardaJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:15 pm

    I love it, thank you for showing it to us.ReplyCancel

  • Linda MilroyJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    This is a stunning, beautiful card. Love the colors. One questions I do have. how do you make your bows? they are so beautiful. bows always give me a problem. ThanksReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:20 pm

    Thanks for another beautiful card and your encouraging comments and great instructions Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:23 pm

    Going to call you the pearly queen as there are always some pearls on the card and fallen in love with them. Love the idea of different edgeabilities on each side of your boarder. (Don’t have to make them match then, do if u do with a punch , a grand idea). I am all for easy crafting, Yes sure i cna make this card, Thanks Becca for sharing .ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Ooh I really like this card. Very elegant. You should be on the front cover though. You are front cover material. Have a safe trip to CHA and enjoy yourself. Wish I was going and could meet you!ReplyCancel

  • FrancineJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    Beautiful ! This is a card for celebration. Perfectly execute.ReplyCancel

  • janeyJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    I really like the bold blue in this card – and the embossing is classy. Of course, the pearls and ribbon and filigree are just the ‘icing’ on the perfect card.


  • Tanja S.January 26, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    This card is perfect, a little different from your usual – not any patterned paper and less paper frills. Congrats on getting it published.ReplyCancel

  • ColoradoJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    Beautiful card!! I love the colors and the contrast of the deep blue with the cream. I’m so glad you shared this one on your blog… those magazines are just too expensive for me! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • Johanne L.January 26, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    I love your card. It’s gorgeous. Thanks for sharing,ReplyCancel

  • LorettaJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    Rich and classic plus a beautiful color combination. Thank you for sharing and doing such a good job with your instructions. Appreciate all you do.ReplyCancel

  • lizJanuary 26, 2012 - 7:56 pm

    Oh Becca I love this card the color the pearls , the embossing, I have a card I want to make using this base. can’t wait to start. looking forward for the box and the how to’s. You go girl your the best!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jo Anna GrimsleyJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:03 pm

    Beautiful card-congratulations on being on the back cover of “Cards”!ReplyCancel

  • Lindyloo, South Wales, UKJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:05 pm

    Hi Becca, I hope you have been having a good day.
    You have used my favourite colour today. I adore Royal Blue. To me it is exactly as its described- Royal and it is always clean and fresh when used with cream or white. It’s funny though because blue is known as a cold colour and yet I see Royal as being a very warm blue.
    How beautifully you have used this colour to produce a very creative card, and congrats on its publication. It may not have been the front cover, but it was on the cover!! How proud you must feel. Wow, who’d have thought it a Cover Girl!! LOL…
    I recently CASED a card of yours and I think it turned out rather well. I think I will have to send you an email of it so I can get your appraisal.
    Thank you for todays inspiration.

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Wow! When I saw that I thought, Oh, how nice. Becca made me a birthday card. Just seeing your lovely card and your great details was a nice gift. How exciting that you made Cards Magazine. I’ll be on the lookout for it.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth HurlimanJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Again amazing!! becca you are so creative and artistic!
    Thanks for sharing,and may the Lord be with you!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IngramJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Becca: I never get tired of looking at your amazing creations. Even the easiest of cards to make look elegant with your touch. Congrats on being on the back cover of what I think is the premier cards magazine. I love making boxes and can’t wait to see what is coming.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    This is a BEAUTIFUL CARD Becca!!!!!!!!!!! Makes me think of the evening sky!!!!!!!!! VERY NICE!!! Can’t wait to see the box you made to go with it!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • TerriSJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:29 pm

    This is certainly a card to celebrate! Congrats on your latest publication!ReplyCancel

  • SuziJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:29 pm

    Another beautiful card to be added to my to-be-CASE’d list! When I do CASE them, they never look as beautiful as yours, but they are more beautiful than if I started out without any guideline. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • FayeJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Such a beautiful card. I would love to live at your house for at least a week and just watch you work on all the lovely cards you make. Maybe a little of your talent would rub off on me. :-)ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful card, can’t wait to see tutorial on the box for the card.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    Beautiful card as always. Lovely colours too. DianneReplyCancel

  • Linda RoyaltyJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    Becca, I love this card. It is so crisp and clean looking. It would be great for many occasions. Thanks for sharing and I hope I will the blog candy. God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • BernieJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    This is BEAUTIFUL Becca! I LOVE the color and all the details. So happy you shared it here. I don’t buy magazines, rather spend my $ on Spellbinders etc. Yes this is one I can actually CASE. Don’t have the M-Bossabilities or Edgeabilities but there are ways to get pass that. Can’t wait to see the box you made to go with it! Congrats on your latest publication!
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • Sarah MillerJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    I have the magazine and just have to say Congrats! You are my hero.ReplyCancel

  • RufusJanuary 26, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    Congrats on yet another publication, Becca! Very, very pretty card and I’ll bet it’s mailable as well. Blue, white and cream is such a great color combo. Will be looking forward to the box tutorial.

  • Rosie WaldtJanuary 26, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    What an awesome card and I love the blue which isn’t used all that much. Hoping I win the blog candy thanks for that opporunity.ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickJanuary 26, 2012 - 10:05 pm

    It’s about time your were published!!!! Your are the best card maker (and box and hybrid) artist in blogland!!! Your card is beautiful and can’t wait to see your box. Again, Congrats!!!!

  • Sandra PolencheckJanuary 26, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    Pretty card and one that looks like I might be able to do it. Please give us projects like this at least once a week. Your other cards I just dream about; this one will be a reality.
    Thanks, for all that you do.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 26, 2012 - 10:58 pm

    wow, this is gorgeous. I will try and case this, but I doubt seriously that it will turn out as beautiful :)ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuJanuary 26, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    Oh, I love this card. Gorgeous bold color and sentiment offset by the pretty girly touches – PEARLS!, seam binding bow, and the pretty embossed background. Yes, I think this is one Becca card I might actually be able to CASE, lol!!! Beautiful as always, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Carole ScheelJanuary 26, 2012 - 11:21 pm

    Beautiful! Simple, but so elegant. I’m looking forward to seeing the making of the “box card”!ReplyCancel

  • AntiqueladyplayingwithpaperJanuary 26, 2012 - 11:59 pm

    Congratulations on your card being on Cards magazine, on a cover no less!! your work is always so beautiful. I don’t think there is anyone out there that can surpass you in card making.

    Can’t wait to see the box, sounds very intriguing!

    Love this card, I’m always ‘taken’ by anything in blue and white. Would
    like to try to create this, I know it will look like a ‘seconds’ on the sale rack but I just keep bungling along trying anyway :)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 27, 2012 - 12:24 am

    Sooooooooooo beautiful work here again Becca, and I almost can´t wait to see the box too. And a BIIIIIIIIIG Congratulation being on the cover of Cards too, you are so clever girl.
    This card here is really wonderful and thanks soo much for the instructions too.
    Have a wonderful time at CHA hun and lots of fun, I hope, and I´m sooo looking forward to see all from there, when you get back home again. Boy I wish, I could be there too, but I can´t, so will have to rely on you girls to show us all from there. Just go girl and have so much fun there.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 27, 2012 - 12:25 am

    Wow – do I like that blue! It is so vibrant. I’m so thrilled you are getting in so many publications!! Thank you for sharing your work here with us as well, as I don’t usually get stamping magazines. (Guess I’ll have to change that :-D )
    Anyway, gorgeous as usual – thank you so much for the inspiration!!ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 27, 2012 - 12:47 am

    Becca: Lovely card. I think the colors are very classy. Congratulations on your card being published. I’ll have to go check out the magazine.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis SJanuary 27, 2012 - 12:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful card! And I think I just saw your box on an ad for Spellbinders on Fave Crafts Quick and Crafty website. Absolutely love them both!ReplyCancel

  • lilavatiJanuary 27, 2012 - 1:28 am

    such a beautiful card. I love the colours you have usedReplyCancel

  • Sabrina / chaoskuekenJanuary 27, 2012 - 2:01 am

    Wow – a really special card, Gorgeous! Thank you very much for the tutorial!


  • ColleenB.January 27, 2012 - 2:20 am

    Gorgeous card and a Big Thank You for the card recipe / instructions; most helpful………especailly to the newbies who are just starting making cards.

  • FrannJanuary 27, 2012 - 2:52 am

    The spring issue of Paper Creations arrived today. Your Celebrate card is on the inside of the front cover. When I saw it I said to myself, that looks like a Becca bow. Then I noticed your name. The card and the box are both wonderful. I am eagerly awaiting the tutorial for the box. You create such beautiful things!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:04 am

    Beautiful card. the colors give it a royal look.ReplyCancel

  • PJJanuary 27, 2012 - 4:45 am

    This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!!!!! I looove blue ~ReplyCancel

  • Joan FrickerJanuary 27, 2012 - 5:27 am

    Becca, thank you so very much for posting this card! It is so gorgeous and I love reading about the details. Great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny LavenderJanuary 27, 2012 - 5:41 am

    Congrats! I also saw the card and box on the inside front cover of Paper Creations spring issue. You certainly deserve to be published; your creations are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny L.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.January 27, 2012 - 5:43 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I am in awe every single time I visit your blog!! I wish I had one quarter of your ability!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna MackintoshJanuary 27, 2012 - 6:48 am

    It’s a beautiful card Becca and, because you posted it on Jan 26th, I shall look on it as a birthday card just for me :)ReplyCancel

  • HeatherJanuary 27, 2012 - 7:36 am

    Hi Becca – congratulations on your recent publication. I love the vibrancy that your card reflects. Eagerly awaiting the box – it sounds interesting to say the least!!! tfs.
    Heather (UK)

  • lois skiathitisJanuary 27, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Beautiful card Becca. Love the color choices and I also love how you have embellished. Congratulations!!! on being published, well deserved. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Lisa JensenJanuary 27, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Beautiful!!! Amazing color and congratulations again.ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterJanuary 27, 2012 - 9:19 am

    Gorgeous blue card. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.January 27, 2012 - 11:36 am

    LOVING that color combo. Aaaahhhh, blues are my fav…ReplyCancel

  • SueJanuary 27, 2012 - 11:38 am

    Love, Love, Love the blue color in this card! Simply Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • ClaireJanuary 27, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    It’s a pleasure to look at your work each week. it reminds me why crafters/artists are such an important part of our lives. Your creations are flawless, elegant yet have a warmth to each of them. l admire your style and I’m glad to share the blogger world with you. By the way, your bows are lovely as well. I spent over 15 years having my own gift basket company and have literally made several thousand bows in my life time…NO stick ’em bows for this girl!!! LOL
    Creative Wishes,

  • AlisonJanuary 27, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    What another beautiful card. Love the colour blue you have used and with the cream is fresh and clean looking Thanks for sharing your recipe once againReplyCancel

  • TrinaMJanuary 27, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Awesome card. Saw it briefly on the M-Bossabilities Intro video on the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy and loved the glimpse of it then.
    Congrats on your publication.
    Thanks for generously sharing this beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkJanuary 27, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Beautiful card.TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelJanuary 27, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Goodness Becca, love the color combo and all the details on this card. The bow is so gorgeous as is the layout. Congratulation for being published and for your instructions.. Can’t wait for the box…
    Have fun at CHA… you deserve a fun time..
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasJanuary 28, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Oh Becca, thanks for the recipe for your lovely card that yes, with your help I think I can make! It won’t be as beautiful as yours, but it will be something better (and different) from my style. So happy for all the kudos that are coming your way! You are so deserving of all God’s blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia CurtsJanuary 28, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    it makes me so happy when you get more recogintion of your talent. Nobody deserves it more. Congrats on your beautiful work.ReplyCancel