Permission to Create

Quietfire Design - Floral Thank You - Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM
Good morning blog friends!!  I wish I could show you what I have laid out in my craft room.  I’ve been so inspired to create and rather than put off that wonderful feeling, I decided to run with it. From one end of the counter to another I gave myself permission to start things that are not finished.   I have tons of dies cut and the basics of many cards laying, ready for more inspiration to hit.  Do me a favor, give yourself permission to do that too.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be.  Today’s card came quickly, just when I needed a quick card.  I started out with the gorgeous set of stamps from Quietfire Design using the beautiful rose and oval sentiment from the Floral Thank You set.   Oh, and I colored – that doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it has to be easy.


My card base is made with Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven using the Filigree Hinged Card Base tutorial I’ve shown before.  That leaves me a platform to layer on Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five  followed by two levels of Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.

Here is your Step-by-Step Recap from the bottom up:  Start out with a card base cut using Exquisite Labels Eleven (stenciled), foam tape, die cut layer using Majestic Labels Twenty five, foam tape, die cut layer using Classic Ovals SM, foam tape, die cut layer using Classic Ovals SM.  Add pearls and ribbon.

Stamps: Quietfire Design – Floral Thank You
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – 80lb Smooth Card Stock
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:   Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty FiveSpellbinders Classic Ovals SMRecollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

Hope you find some inspiration somewhere in the world today, it’s good for your little ole creative heart :-)   

  • FrancienAugust 8, 2013 - 1:54 am

    Dear Becca, amazaing. I love it.
    Greetings from Holland, FrancienReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 8, 2013 - 2:19 am

    Love the base and the bow – fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireAugust 8, 2013 - 2:20 am

    So beautiful Becca! Thank you for creating your special magic!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 8, 2013 - 2:22 am

    Absolut stunning work here again Becca. I just LOVE, what you´ve done here. It´s soooooooo beautiful, and I love that you´ve colored the wonderful rose here too, it gives your work a quite different look too, and I really love that too.ReplyCancel

  • Heather BAugust 8, 2013 - 2:22 am

    I love filagree style dies– they always are so stunning.ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaAugust 8, 2013 - 2:27 am

    Good Morning Brcca: It looks so elegant and very beautiful. I like the colors. And the new die Exquesite Label Eleven. I could not fiound it in Amazon. Thanks for sharing yor talent with us. You alway make happy when I receive your e-mail. HugsReplyCancel

  • NickyAugust 8, 2013 - 2:28 am

    j’adore !!ReplyCancel

  • Carole HodginsAugust 8, 2013 - 2:39 am

    Did it again Becca you are on fire girl. Love, love, love, the bow
    Warm hugs from South AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Lori AragonAugust 8, 2013 - 2:46 am

    I love this beautiful design :) Create away Becca {heart}ReplyCancel

  • Hazel Basnett NSW AustraliaAugust 8, 2013 - 3:03 am

    as always just lovely.. oh I do so love your beautiful bows..with silk ribbon

    they just sit so well!ReplyCancel

  • NadineAugust 8, 2013 - 3:37 am


  • Wendy LAugust 8, 2013 - 3:43 am

    So pretty both cards, love that pink bow,xxxxReplyCancel

  • ann robbinsAugust 8, 2013 - 5:32 am

    Love it, girl! the rose is beautiful, simple but great!

  • Colleen HAugust 8, 2013 - 5:34 am

    Gorgeous, and I have the regular 25 labels this will look great with that set, another die on my wish list. You and Spellbinders are going to put me in the dog house with my hubby, but that’s okay he and my son spend more on all the hunting, fishing, camping, gun shooting that I could never catch up!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramAugust 8, 2013 - 6:15 am

    I wish I could play this week, I love your card and the inspiration to create.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 8, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Your cards are always inspiring! I love the open work as the background of the card. Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KAugust 8, 2013 - 7:26 am

    Oooo. this is gorgeous.. I love how you did the base of this card..ReplyCancel

  • Sue BlackAugust 8, 2013 - 7:41 am

    What can I say?! Another beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Rajni ChawlaAugust 8, 2013 - 7:57 am

    Another gorgeous card Becca…luv it :)ReplyCancel

  • JoannAugust 8, 2013 - 8:21 am

    I love, love, love your cards. They are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • LageneAugust 8, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Gorgeous! Amazing lacy die!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 8, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Love the softness that the dies gives to the base of the card!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 8, 2013 - 9:49 am

    SOOO PRETTY & FEMININE!!!!!!!!!!! :) sigh! WHAT A TREAT for SOMEONE!!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOOVE the simplicity of this one too!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DAugust 8, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Gorgeous card. Your work keeps getting more exquisite an beautifulReplyCancel

  • FranLAugust 8, 2013 - 9:59 am

    Oh Becca!
    As always, a masterpiece! You are amazing! This card is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Marie carusoAugust 8, 2013 - 10:02 am

    YOU colored—-I knew you could!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 8, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Beautiful! You always make it look so easy.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 8, 2013 - 10:05 am

    Wow – absolutely gorgeous card!! Pink and cream – so lovely!!! I just love that lacy look, too. Thank you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingAugust 8, 2013 - 10:16 am

    Great idea for the base – never occurred to me to do that! Wow! I don’t suppose you have a tutorial for that amazing bow??? Pleeeeeeease???


  • MickieAugust 8, 2013 - 11:04 am

    Gorgeous Becca! That die is on my wishlist!!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaAugust 8, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Becca, this card is absolutely gorgeous! And, I am becoming a huge fan of Quietfire. Have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • RitaAugust 8, 2013 - 11:33 am

    Becca, your card is magnificent. Only you could produce something as beautiful and ornate. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxxReplyCancel

  • Liz ShattuckAugust 8, 2013 - 11:40 am

    Lovely card. Love the coloring, too.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Rainbow-SearleAugust 8, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    Oh Becca whenever I look at your wonderful cards the inspiration gets going. Wonderful piece today. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Joanna DicksonAugust 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    This is beautiful Becca. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Jo xReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronAugust 8, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    I’m going to make one of these today for a birthday that popped up on my facebook!! Probably, there won’t be any coloring but I might get brave… That bow looks familiar but different; sort of curved at the sides. Is that a new technique or just the way the ribbon folded (like the way a cookie crumbles)!!
    I love these filagree looking die cuts and the beautiful cards you make with them!!ReplyCancel

  • EveAugust 8, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    einfach zauberhaft.

    LG EveReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierAugust 8, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    gorgeous :) hugsReplyCancel

  • Julie BlakeAugust 8, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    well you could show us – take a picture and post it!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieAugust 8, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    Stunning Card you are so talented .Melanie UKReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 8, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Hi Becca, This card is truly gorgeous, lovely image and beautiful filigree hinged card, and the bow is stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 8, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    Another stunner!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Anna kluytmansAugust 8, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Hi Becca, That is a beautiful card, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 8, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    AMAZING PAPER GRACE! God bless.ReplyCancel

  • GerryAugust 8, 2013 - 10:15 pm

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • LorettaAugust 8, 2013 - 10:47 pm

    Very well done as usual Becca. Love red roses and you have really put them on display here.ReplyCancel

  • randellynbAugust 9, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Beautiful and elegant card. The coloring is perfect and helps ground the busy-ness of the filigree. The bow is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • antonellaAugust 9, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    Gorgeous. Love the card base you created! The white with the splash of pink is fantastic.
    antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • VereneAugust 9, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Your cards are wonderfully beautiful. I love your work.
    I am new to cardmaking and its my fascination with spellbinders that helped me find your blog.
    Your work inspires me. I have learnt a great deal already.
    Right now I am working on building my “supplies ” which is a bit of a challenge since I live in St. Kitts and there are no craft stores here..but I press on.
    Again wonderful work. God bless, yours in Christ …ReplyCancel

  • DawnAugust 10, 2013 - 1:29 am

    I some times feel guilty about starting but not finishing projects straight away! Love your beautiful cardReplyCancel

  • kim bAugust 10, 2013 - 8:24 am

    You always have such beautiful work. Lovely,lovely,lovelyReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 10, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Hi Becca
    Love your fillgree cards and this one is stunning.
    I have made many filligree cards following your tutorial
    on “Filligree hinged card base” and they turn out perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • Debbie NelsonAugust 11, 2013 - 6:33 am

    Becca, I love every card that you make! You are amazing! As always, thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • SethAugust 11, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    Simply stunning — like all the cards that you make!ReplyCancel

  • Linda DukeAugust 12, 2013 - 2:22 am

    This is beautiful Becca, it was so nice talking to you the other night :) you are truly a wonderful friend. HugsReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealAugust 12, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    Isn’t that a sight for sore eyes! It’s beautiful, Becca. So delicate and ladylike. Plus the wonderful script from Quietfire… oh so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara in UKAugust 13, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Becca can you tell us how you did the window opening so you can change the sentimentsReplyCancel