Picture Perfect Christmas

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Picture Perfect and Holiday Sentiments - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hi there friends!  Take my word for it, you should ‘never’ say never!  I’ve been seeing cards with sequins everywhere and I simply shook my head unable to understand what anyone would see in them and here we go, today it was the perfect embellishment for my card.  It just needed a little sumpin’ sumpin’ and that did it.  My card today is a kind of novelty card. I looked at the Spellbinders Picture Perfect die template, loving how it feels like you are looking into a scene!  I decided to make a peek-a-boo kind of open aperature card.  It was tons of fun and again I used the red, white and kraft that I love.  You might just notice that I didn’t use any stamp!  Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments comes right in handy for a quick sentiment.
Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders  Picture Perfect and Holiday Sentiments - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Mind you this isn’t the kind of card that you’re gonna write a book in but it will be a nice card to show off in the Christmas Card line up on your entry table.Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders  Picture Perfect and Holiday Sentiments - www.amazingpapergrace.com
I framed the card with diagonal candy stripe paper using  Spellbinders Grand Labels One and finished off with a red bird cut from Spellbinders Birds on a Wire

Here’s how I made it – step by step:

  1. Start out with a 6″ square card base – line the inside of the card with design paper and add several red sequins.
  2. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Picture Perfect centered on the front of the card without the Labels One Shaped border.
  3. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Picture Perfect along with it’s companion Labels One Shaped die from kraft cardstock, adhere to center of card base.
  4. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Grand Labels One # 1 and #3, adhere to front of card with two layers of foam tape.
  5. Tie a bow, snip off tails, adhere to bottom left hand corner with a button and bells.
  6. Cut a strip 1″ x 3″ and cut notch out of end, adhere to card.
  7. Cut/emboss words from Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments, adhere to strip.
  8. Cut/emboss Spellbinders Birds of a Wire – adhere one bird to tree.
Rubber Stamps  None
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White – 80 lb smooth, PTI – Pure Poppy, Kraft, Teresa Collins – Santa’s List
Ink: None
AccessoriesSpellbinders Picture PerfectSpellbinders Holiday Sentiments,  Spellbinders Grand Labels OneSpellbinders Birds on a Wire, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Paper Studio Button, Red Bells, Red Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I have read and savored each comment you’ve written, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on my last post!  Sending hugs!!

Parking Lot Questions:

  • Jean w.October 16, 2014 - 6:02 am

    Stunning card!ReplyCancel

  • Liane CeglarOctober 16, 2014 - 6:09 am

    LOVE the red and white theme Becca, absolutely beautiful !!!!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSOctober 16, 2014 - 6:18 am

    LOVE THE THREE DEMINSIONAL LOOK, THE CANDY CANE PAPER, SO PRETTY! You are just so talented, I have come to the conclusion to just cut and play with shapes gives some awesome results and I think that is probably just how you do it.Thanks for all your inspiration.

  • Edna BurgessOctober 16, 2014 - 6:19 am

    It’s very lovely Grace, but the white village/trees didn’t show up very well, even in the inset. I finally made them out. But like the card. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Pat HinesOctober 16, 2014 - 6:27 am

    This is such a beautiful card. Red and white, always my favorite for Christmas cards. What adhesive did you use to adhere the sequins?ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKOctober 16, 2014 - 6:32 am

    Hello Becca
    I have looked at this Die several times ….but of course now I have seen your interpretation of it …its on my list!
    I managed to find an outlet of the Poppy card in the UK, ( Honeypot crafts).
    So I may have to copy a few of your beautiful cards Becca
    As always lovely!
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Clare WOctober 16, 2014 - 6:37 am

    Hi Becca – this die didn’t really appeal to me when I first saw it but now it does! Love the sequins but not keen on the holes in them – think I would not be able to resist putting a tiny winy pearl over the hole to cover it up. I haven’t used sequins on cards before but now I will give it a go. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellOctober 16, 2014 - 6:55 am

    Love it!! This die is on my wish (growing) list to buy, you have made another lovely card. I have used the sequins on cards before in shaker form. Never thought to just use them like this, but will do so now. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us. I have remade several of your cards to give to my friends and they love them and can not quit talking about it, I have to remind them that I just put it together that you created the card design. Love your workReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 16, 2014 - 6:56 am

    Soooo beautiful card here as usual Becca. I love the red sequins with the white, maybe because the red and white are our National colors here and also in our flag, but it´s sooo gorgeous and well made as always hun.ReplyCancel

  • TammieOctober 16, 2014 - 7:04 am

    Lol! I haven’t put a sequins on a card yet. Your post today made me chuckle. I love the card color combination and fresh look. Dashing through the snow . . .ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleOctober 16, 2014 - 7:08 am

    Becca, your card is a sweet one. It’s playful, yet elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)October 16, 2014 - 7:34 am

    What a fun candy stripe frame! I love the red and white and your adventure into ‘sequin’ land!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthOctober 16, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Hi Becca, You never disappoint me !! this card is stunning, the red and white is so fresh and clean-looking, and I’m adoring the candy stripe paper.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KOctober 16, 2014 - 7:51 am

    What an elegant card, I love the candy strip frame and that gorgeous bow.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineOctober 16, 2014 - 7:57 am

    Your peek-a-boo card has turned out just perfect ,sequins and all ,i love it .well done
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Michelle P BOctober 16, 2014 - 8:18 am

    So beautiful….I have this die….and now you’ve inspired me to get it out …to make a few cards!…thank you for the inspiration! ( I can always count on you, Becca! ) ;)ReplyCancel

  • Maureen KOctober 16, 2014 - 8:48 am

    Good afternoon Becca,
    Why do I think of Barbershop Singers when I see this? Must be the red/white striped paper!! It’s great and I’ll do my version using the “Just Swingin” die.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    By the way, I haven’t used sequins on cards for years, it’s true isn’t it – hold onto things for long enough and they’ll come back into fashion, just like skeleton leaves.
    God Bless xxReplyCancel

  • SueOctober 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    As always, a lovely card, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Susi KOctober 16, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Another amazing card! I LOVE that red candy-cane striped DP border :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sue NOctober 16, 2014 - 9:23 am

    Becca, I absolutely love your card! I’m a huge fan of kraft, red and white, too and the see through scene is so neat! The striped frame is so striking! Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie Doswell aka okienurseOctober 16, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Becca I love your cards they are always so neat and elegant. Thanks for sharing and being such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsOctober 16, 2014 - 9:52 am

    Beautiful as always Becca.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Gretchen WilsonOctober 16, 2014 - 10:13 am

    I just got that die, you have just put the WOW into it. Your card is gorgeous and way over the top for Christmas. Love the details that you always put into the cards and that stripe frame is wonderful. Beauitiful job Becca.

    Hugs and God Bless,

  • ChelseaOctober 16, 2014 - 10:15 am

    This is such a lovely card! I like that peek-a-boo with the typed page underneath. So pretty!!! And the colors – WOW! Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelOctober 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Darling card design!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ClarkOctober 16, 2014 - 11:39 am

    OH Becca!!!! How beautiful!!! I love the diagonal paper. So “Crisp & Clean” your card is. I love it. For some reason that card just Popped Out at me when I opened your site, Thank you ever so much for sharing your talents. Hugs, LindaReplyCancel

  • Nancy LorenzOctober 16, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    I love this Becca! Sequins and all! Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 16, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Becca, you have the touch. Love the card. Thanks for sharing. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • MarianOctober 16, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    I LOVE this. I have a die that I have been trying to think of a beautiful way of using it and now I know! Thank you…Thank you for sharing. Elegant as always :)ReplyCancel

  • Leslie MillerOctober 16, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    Sweet and pretty, Becca! I’d be thrilled to show this off in my holiday line up!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaOctober 17, 2014 - 1:41 am

    A beautiful Christmas card, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BOctober 17, 2014 - 2:29 am

    Hi Becca. What a great little card. I love the red/white combo and the sequins! I have yet to use them on my cards but maybe I should dig them out and have a look : ) Have a good weekend. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Beverley OffenbergOctober 17, 2014 - 2:40 am

    Another winner! Festive and elegant,,,ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanOctober 17, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Stunning card Becca, I love the picture perfect die. I thought the sequins looked great and I haven’t seen this trend so it is something else to consider for embellishments. Thank you. Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Blue RoseOctober 17, 2014 - 8:23 am

    Love your card. Great job on creating the scene. Love the candy stripe paper, really accents the other elements…and those sequins are a nice touch.ReplyCancel

  • Delphia Kay McbrideOctober 17, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Yep thought the same thing about sequins,I have a ton of them so when I need them Ive got them Teresa Collins started added them to her paper lines as embellishments. Love the card thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeOctober 18, 2014 - 4:34 am

    Good morning Becca,
    I think this is a lovely whimsical card that is fun and with some acetate behind the kraft card and behind the striped frame could have some snow added to make it a shaker card. Just right for all children of ages 3 to 103 to shake. Thank you for bringing back fun into Christmas.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownOctober 18, 2014 - 3:52 pm


  • ConniecrafterOctober 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    So pretty, it is like these dies were made for each other!ReplyCancel

  • KathyOctober 19, 2014 - 11:26 pm

    So very sweet with a modern style that is warm and fun! The detail is charming! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • MaryAnneOctober 24, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Love it, but I have a question. I need to replace my Cuttlebug, just not cutting anymore……what do you use, or suggest that I purchase.