No Fooling – Twin Cards of Different Blogs

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Oval Regalia - see full supply list at
Happy April Fools!    So today I’m blogging over on the Spellbinders Blog, no kidding!!  Over there I’m showing you step-by-step how to bring beauty to edge of your cards.  It’s one of the ways I use borders to enhance a card and it rests safely in my tool box of card tricks.  Technically when I’m designing a card I start by thinking about the edge or edges and then move my focus to the center and what I’m trying to highlight.  Here’s the link over to my post – HERE – you’ll need to see what I’m talking about for my post today to make sense.  So, pop over so you can get a look at the technique I used and then come back so I can tell you about my cards today.  I’m answering comments and questions over there as well, so sound out about which style you like best :-)

Okay, you’re back . . . lets talk about edges so you know which one works for you best.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Oval Regalia - see full supply list at
Today I decided to turn my original thinking on it’s edge :-)  There’s more than one way to get this look and I definitely think every orientation has a lovely look!  For my first card, it’s just like the card on the Spellbinder Blog, except turned on its side with a left hand fold.  I rarely make side fold cards but I’ll tell you, it’s a very easy way to get this look.  For my card I’ve used Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and the beautiful oval I’ve used to highlight my sentiment is Spellbinders Oval Regalia (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM  to cut the aperture).

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and Spellbinders Oval Majesty - see full supply list at
For my second card, I used the Hinge Technique I created.  Simply put, you cut your die, with die hanging over a folded edge a tiny bit.  The folded edge you use to cut over only needs to be 3/8″ to 1/2″ – you only need enough to as a basis to glue a layer to and hold it with some stability.  So that’s exactly what I did – for the back of the card I cut one border over the fold the cut the second border along the bottom (just as is shown step-by-step in my post on the Spellbinders Blog).  For the front of the card I cut at the top of the paper and then again at the bottom of the paper.  To put the card together I glued the front piece to the back piece that has the tiny flap facing toward the front.  For my card I’ve used Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and the lovely oval I’ve used to frame my sentiment is Spellbinders Oval Majesty (I used Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM  to cut the aperture).

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border and Spellbinders Oval Majesty - see full supply list at
As a designer, I take delight in giving you more than one way to use my designs.  I hope you will add these two border orientations to your repertoire so that you can stretch your choices into a couple of beautiful options.

Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth – Faith
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Digital Paper – Iralimija’s Etsy Shop
InkVersafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Graceful Damask Border, Spellbinders Oval RegaliaSpellbinders Oval Majesty Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Tulle, Pearl Brad



Sending hugs!  Hope you have a great weekend!!

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKApril 1, 2017 - 2:30 pm

    Good morning Becca, bless you you sweet angel!!! The simplicity of these two creations are breath taking!!!!
    Thankyou for all your inspiration!!!
    What an April Fools Day!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyApril 1, 2017 - 2:32 pm

    How lovely both these cards are and thank you for the instructions too. I love these borders dies nod I can’t wait to see some more.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasApril 1, 2017 - 2:35 pm

    Gorgeous but I’m not connecting the dots yet. looks like a trip to the craft room for play time!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaApril 1, 2017 - 3:04 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wonderful, wonderful! Both cards are simply elegant and the technique of border edges is worth its weight in gold. Why couldn’t I think of that as many hinged cards I have done. Thanks oh, so much for sharing–all part of your generous nature willing to spread beauty out and about. A real treat this Saturday. Thanks again. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • PattyKApril 1, 2017 - 3:27 pm

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful card. Simple and elegant. I was wondering one thing. You state to cut both pieces of the card base 7 x 5 and score 1 inch down one 7 x 5 piece.. The picture shows the 2 card bases different sizes. Is this incorrect? I’m anxious to get started.ReplyCancel

    • Becca FeekenApril 1, 2017 - 4:02 pm

      Hey Patty, that’s an error – it should say 6″x 5″for the second piece…ReplyCancel

  • Diane BrownApril 1, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    Hi Becca,

    More gorgeous cards, they are so elegant, love your cards they are always so feminine, thank you for your inspiration.

  • ConniecrafterApril 1, 2017 - 4:04 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing how to do that , it looks terrific, gives the card that extra special something!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonApril 1, 2017 - 5:24 pm
  • Sandra SmithApril 1, 2017 - 5:52 pm

    Such different looks with the same border die but all are beautiful! Thank you for the extra inspiration today and Happy April 1st Day!ReplyCancel

  • PamTASApril 1, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Hi Becca Sunday the 2nd here lol
    All the cards for the two days are lovely.
    Can’t wait to try them just what I needed love and hugs PamxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQApril 1, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Lovely, lovely, lovely cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Wishing you a fab weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonApril 1, 2017 - 8:10 pm

    Loved all your cards.
    Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonApril 1, 2017 - 8:38 pm

    Becca, these cards are fabulous!! I just love those beautiful edgings. Your new dies work perfectly for this elegant application. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettApril 1, 2017 - 8:57 pm

    Beautiful cards. Hadn’t thought to use at the top of the card. Just made two sympathy cards using this die. Guess I will send follow up “think of you” cards using this die on the top and bottom. Thanks for the inspirationReplyCancel

  • CindyApril 1, 2017 - 10:03 pm

    What a pair of gorgeous cards. Always love your hinged technique, it is so easy. Matter of fact it is so easy I fotget to use it!!! Thank you for sharing all your gorgeous gorgeous cards.
    Happy April Fools day back at you.

  • Shaunda SniderApril 1, 2017 - 10:22 pm

    What beautiful cards!!! Your talent is amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Beverly FuchsApril 1, 2017 - 11:10 pm

    Gorgeous cards. The color and the design of each is just divine. Your cards are always a winner.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WApril 2, 2017 - 12:40 am

    Hi Becca. I love the look of the borders on the edge. I’ll be giving this a try.ReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoApril 2, 2017 - 12:49 am

    Such beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsApril 2, 2017 - 1:14 am

    Hello Becca,

    It has been such a long time since I was able to look at my blog and view others, so sorry for my absence, I have missed you! Such beautiful creations as always my friend, you never cease to amaze me with all your beautiful designs and I shall certainly be going onto the Spellbinders blog to read your tutorial.
    I hope this finds you and your family all well, I am not sure whether you celebrate Easter over there but happy Easter anyway.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie Jacobs xxxxReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkApril 2, 2017 - 3:18 am

    Hi Becca
    Beautiful card and love what you did on the spellbinders blog, such a lovely way to use border dies – thank you so much for sharing x x xReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenApril 2, 2017 - 6:32 am

    Simply stunning work from you as always Becca. Your cards and design are always such a joy to watch and also today as well.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostApril 2, 2017 - 7:39 am

    These cards are even more “Beccalicious ” because they use dies you created. Love it! Can’t wait to try them.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WApril 2, 2017 - 7:40 am

    Becca they are both lovely but I was wondering how you cut the first one on the top so that it didn’t fall apart? Am I missing something?

  • Maureen KApril 2, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Hello Becca,
    Two stunning cards – as usual from you.
    April Fool’s Day was my parents’ Wedding Anniversary, they always used to say that they didn’t know which was one the bigger fool!! However, they managed 47 years before dad passed away. Today 2nd April is mam’s Anniversary, she died in 1980.

  • KathyApril 2, 2017 - 12:05 pm

    Such wonderful cards. A true delight!!! Thanks for encouraging us to be creative by turning it on its side!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelApril 2, 2017 - 3:36 pm

    Thank You Becca for the tutorial on Spellbinders and on youtube – I’ve been visiting youtube regularly for inspiration. Thank you thank you.
    Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • AudreyApril 2, 2017 - 5:06 pm

    Love the cards. You never cease to amaze. I do have one question. When you made the first card, what length was the ribbon.? Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Joy MossApril 3, 2017 - 2:20 am

    These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the Spellbinder’s blog!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieApril 3, 2017 - 9:22 am

    A delightful set of twins, Becca. Both are simply gorgeous!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)April 4, 2017 - 6:40 pm

    A double offering. How blessed we are today! Those subtle colours are divine!