Psst!!! . . . An Important Date is Coming!!

Sympathy Card Making Idea by Becca Feeken using JustRite  Baroque Frame Background and Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four
Today I want to share some news about an important date that’s coming but first a sympathy card to add to your portfolio.  I always say easy and truly this card was less than an hour from concept to finish.  That means, when you go to make it, it will be lickety split.  This puts me a card ahead in my stash – a sad occasion to be ready for but I have to admit that sometimes the weight of the occasion puts a damper on my creativity hence the inspiration to work ahead.  The simplicity of this card centers around this gorgeous flower from the $1.00 bin at Michaels this week.  The flower is huge so I divided it in half by pulling out the center to use later — that left me this large center which is coincidentally large enough to nestle a sentiment.  For the card background I’m using JustRite Papercraft Baroque Frame Background and small stackable sentiments from Magnolia Vintage Labels Seven.
To highlight the gold embossing on the background and make the flower pop,  I used Spellbinder Luscious Labels One cut with gold foil.  The inside of the flower was large enough to cradle Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty Four and my sentiment stamped on Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four.  I finished off with a double bow and a skinny loopy bow on top.   Hint:  I used triple layers of foam tape to raise the sentiment up level with the petals of the flower.  Whew, that’s it!

An Important Date is Coming!!

You will be thrilled to know… that all the new die templates by Spellbinders are getting ready to ship!!  I know, right?!!  Well, that’s *definitely* cause for a celebration so please promise me you’ll be here on Monday, March 31st, and if you peek you’ll see my post up before 12:00am….  Now that your dies are being put in the mail, I want you to be ready for your next project.  That means I’ll have a large step-by-step tutorial for you to break those new dies in.  It’s an easy project similar to those you all always request but the wonderful thing is – it will show you yet another way to use those new dies!!   It will be a week of inspiration so clear your desk :-)  What celebration would be complete without a contest?  Yep!  Bring it!!  You can win dies, so get yourself over here on March 31st!!

Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Baroque Frame Background
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White 80 lb, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinder Luscious Labels OneSpellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty FourSpellbinders Labels Thirty Four, The Paper Studio Pearls,  May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

I love you guys and can’t wait for you to see what I’ve been working on for you!!  Eeeeek, I’m so excited!!!  Three more sleeps!!


  • TerriMarch 28, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Becca that’s such a beautiful card! Your art is always so lovely.

    Ter ;)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMarch 28, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Oh my goodness Becca, yet another outstanding creation here. This card is soooooooo so beautiful, as oly you can make them. I love the beauty in it.
    And don´t worry I´ll be there first thing on monday, and I can´t wait to see, what you´ve put together for us this time, but no matter what it is, I know, it´ll be outstanding.
    have a wonderful week-end sweet friend.ReplyCancel

  • Diane JMarch 28, 2014 - 10:14 am

    There just are not enough words to describe what “you” can do with any item you buy. This is just stunning. The gold is just gorgeous. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierMarch 28, 2014 - 10:22 am

    This is so lovely Becca, what a great idea to add the sentiment into the flower, really show cases the sentiment well. I just suddenly ost one of my younger brothers, only 48 on the 14th and his celebration of life is tomorrow :( This card touched my heart, ty :) hugsReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanMarch 28, 2014 - 10:23 am

    Another beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. I will be here on the 31st.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 28, 2014 - 10:26 am

    Goodness Becca you are so dedicated and inspirational in all your beautiful work you share with us , this card is exquisite in every way , Thank you so much for all you do ,i will be along on Monday Morning

    Have a lovely weekend
    Take care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Clare WMarch 28, 2014 - 10:27 am

    What a classy and serene card – love it. Will be back to see the Spellbinders masterclasses – cant wait! Happy crafty weekend all.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMarch 28, 2014 - 10:28 am

    I love these cards that are absolutely gorgeous but put together quickly. How I need to build up my stash with Sympathy cards especially. This tutorial has me all geeked up with excitement…I will be here on the 31st! WhooHoo! Also thanks for a kick in the mojo to get going!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMarch 28, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Becca, this creation speaks to my heart! Thank you, for the inspiration this morning. I needed it! Many blessings to you~ CynthiaReplyCancel

  • Beth EllisMarch 28, 2014 - 10:50 am

    Don’t you just love that dollar bin at Michael’s? I always find something there to inspire me. As usual, dear Becca, you out did yourself with creativity. This card is a great one to have handy. Like you, I find it hard to be creative when a sad occasion comes along. TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMarch 28, 2014 - 10:58 am

    You are TOO FUNNY Becca!!!:) Can’t wait to see what you have for us! And your card today is LOVELY! I agree, that it’s NICE to have these types of cards already done!:) You never think the day will come, but sadly they do.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMarch 28, 2014 - 11:02 am

    Beautiful Becca, just beautiful. Love the flower and what a bargain.

    Will be back on Monday to see the dies, I do have some on order.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Blue RoseMarch 28, 2014 - 11:03 am

    What a beautiful card, it is sure to bring comfort to the recepient. And it’s beauty may also bring a smile, which is a help during that difficult time. You are truly amazing with your creative gift.ReplyCancel

  • MyraMarch 28, 2014 - 11:09 am

    Hi Becca ,
    What a lovely card! Would never have thought of using a flower in this way! That’s why your the designer and I am the reader!
    Trouble is my mind then shoots off at a tangent thinking of all sorts other ways to use that flower with maybe a different message . Maybe to decorate a gift bag?
    Thanks for waking up the brain cells!
    God Bless,

  • GretchenMarch 28, 2014 - 11:30 am

    So pretty Becca, this is something that I need to work on, is having cards ready to go. I’m always making the card for that person at the last minute or even late sometime (mostly). It just seems that I can’t get caught up.
    Good News about the spellbinders being shipped. I have quite a few on preorder and can’t wait to get them.
    Hugs and God Bless


  • Janet CastleMarch 28, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Beautiful creation Becca! Know it will soothe someone’s heart.

  • Holly BMarch 28, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Such a lovely card Becca… I like your idea of having some sympathy cards on hand just in case… I have made extra cards too, just waiting for the finishing touches, for this same reason. You never know when you might need one…
    Looking forward to receiving all my new stuff from Spellbinders… It’s been a long wait, but well worth it !! And now to have a contest too !! Woohoo !!ReplyCancel

  • KathyMarch 28, 2014 - 11:54 am

    How exciting! I am anxious to see all the great creations of yours!ReplyCancel

  • DominikaMarch 28, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    Oh My God!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary LindseyMarch 28, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    I love this card. It is so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • GerryMarch 28, 2014 - 1:17 pm

    Beautiful card. Regarding the Spellbinders, I already received my shipment. I had forgotten all about ordering it some time ago and was pleasantly delighted to receive them.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)March 28, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    A beautiful card, Becca. Sadly we do need these on hand sometimes.
    You will have a large audience on Monday after your invitation. Can’t wait!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Kathy HMarch 28, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    This is a gorgeous card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsMarch 28, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    I opened this while having lunch so didn’t get to respond right away. It seems I am always making sympathy cards. My friend says “soon there will be no one left.” LOL I do have a standard card which I use as my “go to” which I made up about 8 the other night so funny you should have a sympathy card today.
    This is absolutely beautiful! The flower set the theme and the gold adds so much.
    I am waiting with baited breath for my arrival of the many pre-ordered items from the Jan. new products. It is such anticipation – I guess you must get them from Spellbinders as soon as they come out in order to spark our interest with your delightful creativity. You never cease to “amaze” me. No wonder your blog is named Amazing Paper Grace!
    Love you girl and anxious for Monday, have a GREAT weekend.

  • Dolly LaBelleMarch 28, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    Simply divine card! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtMarch 28, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    Becca, that is a beautiful card. I thought it would make
    a nice wedding or anniversary card too.ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKMarch 28, 2014 - 5:11 pm

    Hello Becca
    I can’t wait for next weeks tutorials from you and my preorder Dies!
    The card today is beautiful….. even if the occasion would be sad, it is still one that would be kept I’m sure!
    Take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • LorettaMarch 28, 2014 - 5:53 pm

    A beautiful and heartfelt card for those tough times. You’re one special lady and so very special. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownMarch 28, 2014 - 6:46 pm

    What a gorgeous card! I live how you use all kinds of supplies and turn out this beauty!
    I so can’t wait till Monday, you are always so kind and generous!!!ReplyCancel

  • AliceMarch 28, 2014 - 7:10 pm

    Marvelous card and about the new dies- I am SOOOOO ready!ReplyCancel

  • JoscelynMarch 28, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    What a lovely cardReplyCancel

  • Irish CherokeeMarch 28, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    What an elegant and special card to lift someone up.ReplyCancel

  • Anne BMarch 29, 2014 - 12:32 am

    Gorgeous card for such a sad occasion.

    Anne (another Anne in UK lol)ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BMarch 29, 2014 - 2:12 am

    Hi Becca. Love the beautiful card. The flower is gorgeous, and a real bargain, how good is that : ) Looking forward to Monday, my fingers will be firmly crossed. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaMarch 29, 2014 - 2:18 am

    Lovely, ever so lovely… Now what do you mean three more sleeps….? you have me so excited how can I sleep a wink… Waiting waiting. eeek so excited. All the more time for crafting.
    Thank you Becca….. Lorraine FDUReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMarch 29, 2014 - 3:01 am

    Morning Becca, Another stunning card, albeit for a sad occasion.
    I can hardly contain my curiosity for Monday, I know we will all be in for a beautiful surprise, as your cards are always stunning !!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKMarch 29, 2014 - 3:55 am

    Hi Becca, I think this card is so lovely and perfect for the occasion.
    It does seem such a long time since I pre ordered my spellbinders die!
    Looking forward to your surprises, have a great weekend,

  • Gail L.March 29, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Your cards are always so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMarch 29, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Your card is beautiful. I love that you have used white and gold. In our church liturgies, white is the color we used for the Resurrection. So using white seems so appropriate. Your card speaks to me of Hope and eternal life.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WMarch 30, 2014 - 8:21 am

    I am so excited for the tutorial Becca!
    Your card as usual is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • lesley kendallMarch 31, 2014 - 3:36 am

    what great ideas on using spellbindersReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallMarch 31, 2014 - 4:12 am

    Super elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Teddy DukesMarch 31, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Your work is absolutely beautiful! I love the elegance of your projects. Using the Spellbinders dies just makes creating so simple and fun. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • CarolbMarch 31, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Your cards are always gorgeous. What a day it would be if I got one of your cards in the mail!ReplyCancel

  • MarleneMarch 31, 2014 - 9:18 am

    WOW!! You make the most gorgeous cards. You are very talented. Love your work!ReplyCancel

  • ColetteMarch 31, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Becca, I love the clean crisp look of your designs and the color choices are beautiful. Also very helpful are the pictures showing how you laid out your project, thank you so much.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaMarch 31, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    The box for the blog hop is stunning. It is one of my all time favorite things you have done. You never fail to amaze me with your design skill. Lovely projects.ReplyCancel

  • bonnie greenhoeMarch 31, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    what a beautiful box makes me want to do something ty for sharingReplyCancel

  • LeeMarch 31, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    Beautiful gift box! Thanks for the great tutorial!ReplyCancel