Pure Joy

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight, Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight Decorative Accents,  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Baby Buntings - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Well, hi there friends!  Making holiday arrangements here but had time to slip in a card.  I was showing my mom that sometimes it takes me a chunk of time to figure things out and sometimes I get and idea and set down to my table and come up with something pretty quickly.  This was the latter and was made with pieces and parts I had on my desk but I added the new  Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight and Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight Decorative Accents in and voila I had a card.  These are star shaped dies that work well for holidays but you can bet I’ll be using them the whole year through.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight, Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight Decorative Accents,  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Baby Buntings - www.amazingpapergrace.com
I wanted lots of texture today so I backed by whole composition on top of Spellbinders Grate Effect and was tickled to see how it looks so dreamy when seen through the vellum I cut with Spellbinders Baby Buntings.  Many times I reach for Spellbinders Curved Borders Two to create a piece to echo a curve – to me it creates a little bit of majesty.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight, Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight Decorative Accents,  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Baby Buntings - www.amazingpapergrace.com

I’ve made relatively few holiday cards this year, but just came cross a stash made over the years.  Here’s another to add to the stash :-)  They may go out this year!!

Rubber Stamps: Inkadinkado – Evergreen Holiday
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest 80lb Smooth Solar White,  Gold Poster Board (Hobby Lobby), Vellum – Office Depot
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight, Spellbinders Labels Forty Eight Decorative Accents,  Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Spellbinders Grate Effect, Spellbinders Baby Buntings, Satin Ribbon,  Jeweled Button from my stash, Recollection Pearlspost-header-bottomGetting ready to acknowledge our thankfulness, blessings and an abundance of food around here!  Hope the coming days bring you much joy!!


  • DottieNovember 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    This card is dreamy with the vellum. Never would have thought of that. Making a card from start to finish is satisfying but taking scraps and coming up with great ideas is so “the cats meow!” I just love to take a few papers and keep making cards til there is just small unusable pieces left. That gets a big WhooHoo outta me!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanNovember 24, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    I love this card, Becca, and it warms my heart to know that you are with your mom and “JOY” fills your thoughts and minds.

    Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
    Love, prayers and blessings,

  • rebya falkNovember 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    Becca, So happy for you to have your mom with you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.ReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropNovember 24, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    It’s fabulous when everything comes together so quickly and so beautifully. This looks as if you spent a great deal of time on it!! Really beautiful. Hugs Christine xxReplyCancel

  • VenusNovember 24, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    Beautiful as always!?!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 24, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    Absolutely fabulous!!! What a creative use of textures and layers. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamNovember 24, 2015 - 3:49 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • jaquie JNovember 24, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Stunning card, I do love this grate die it always makes a fabulous background.

    Loved your Alphabet card too, how original but fabulous was that lol!

    I hope things are getting better for you?

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Wanda ThomasNovember 24, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Elegant as usual. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASNovember 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

    Gorgeous card love the curved borders the vellum makes it so soft
    and the BOW is a WOW factor ! Thank you for sharing Pam xxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • KathyNovember 24, 2015 - 4:11 pm

    Soooooo pretty, if I just could make one card like yours, I just drool over your cards and dream I could make one…happy you have your mom with you…just take it one day at a time…ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkNovember 24, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    Beautiful card as always. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellNovember 24, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    Gorgeous card, I love the colors and the half arch on topReplyCancel

  • ElaineNovember 24, 2015 - 4:26 pm

    Loving your card Becca, have a lovely Thanksgiving.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne ingramNovember 24, 2015 - 4:46 pm

    I love that arch on top. Love the gold, still struggling with myself over the minc. It looks like an angel below the bow. Beautiful card. Okay, time to see if I remember how to make yeast rolls…maybe last did 20 years ago..:) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your mom.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)November 24, 2015 - 5:12 pm

    Just love this card – it’s so rich with the gold and pearls.
    Hope you are having a good time with your mother – precious moments!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • CarmenNovember 24, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Absolutely stunning card Becca. Enjoy every special moment you have with your mom. Sending Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family from Perth, Western Australia. May your day be truly blessed.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria LunaNovember 24, 2015 - 6:25 pm

    I just love this card! It is so elegant. Did you fuzzy cut it or used a die for the stamp?ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.November 24, 2015 - 6:28 pm

    I just love your card! It’s so pretty with the gold!! And your bow, beautiful!!

    I looked closer at the sentiment and thought “wait, isn’t that part of one I just bought on clearance at Michael’s?” I used the wreath on a card last week and was wondering how to use the sentiment. (I posted my card on my blog as a participant in the Online Card Classes.) Now you’ve shown me a way! Thank you!

    Many blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoNovember 24, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    So gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyNovember 24, 2015 - 6:52 pm

    Such an elegant card Becca. Just love the gold and white together and all the fancy dies that you used.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKNovember 24, 2015 - 7:54 pm

    Good morning Becca, another beautiful card!!! We are truly blessed with your talent!!!
    God Bless you!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

    QUITE LOVELY, Becca!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) I ALWAYS LOVE GOLD on cards, & this one doesn’t disappoint!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!! ;) Keep having that mother/daughter fun!!!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingNovember 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm

    ooooh…yum! Keep your Mom around for such inspiration!!! Or better, send her here!!! Love those # 48’s! Sure wish my wallet was as big as my wish list!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving m’dear friend and Mom! May blessings abound…as they surely do!


  • Beatriz JenningsNovember 24, 2015 - 8:16 pm

    so beautiful and elegant!!!ReplyCancel

  • VickyNovember 24, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    It is so good to be back on line & the first thing I see is your beautiful card.We are in our new house &we sign a title for our other house on Dec 8.
    Happy Thanksgiving Becca.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQNovember 24, 2015 - 8:43 pm

    Lovely Christmas card with the gold on it. The vellum added that angelic look that is so stunning. And then there is your perfect Becca bow! Wishing you and your Momm and family a blessed Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithNovember 24, 2015 - 9:09 pm

    What an amazing card! The gold and fabulous die cuts add an elegance that is stunning. I love the texture created using Grate Effects and the Labels 48 dies add to the beautiful look. Today I learned to use the Curved Borders Two in a new way. Thank you Becca and Happy Thanksgiving!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WNovember 25, 2015 - 1:41 am

    Very lovely. Especially the vellum flag, fancy border and the wonderful Becca bow of course!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 25, 2015 - 2:49 am

    Hello Becca
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Thinking of you and wishing you peace!
    Take care

  • Sonia StephensonNovember 25, 2015 - 2:49 am

    Hi Becca. Beautiful card, I love it :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKNovember 25, 2015 - 2:51 am

    Hello Becca
    My comment is in the ether again!
    Just to say wishing you peace!
    Beautiful card!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieNovember 25, 2015 - 3:52 am

    Elegant, stunning, beautiful! What more can I say – as always you’ve done it again. So pleased you and your mom are still together to support each other. With love. Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Lisa DugginNovember 25, 2015 - 3:54 am

    So pretty, Glad mom can spend some time with you and see what clams your heart. That is what being creative can do for us. You have a wonderful gift, thank you for sharing it with us. Blessed Thanksgiving wishes to both of you. Hugs, LisaReplyCancel

  • Maureen KNovember 25, 2015 - 5:49 am

    Hello Becca,
    What a stunning card, and the Inkadinkadoo stamp is perfect.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanNovember 25, 2015 - 8:05 am

    This card is so elegant! I love the vellum banner you added behind the die cut elements, and the touch of red really draws the eye to the word Joy.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonNovember 25, 2015 - 8:57 am

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely card and colour combo.Like what you did with all the different die pcs.Happy Thanksgiving ( don’t eat too much turkey)ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 25, 2015 - 11:24 am

    Ih my gosh Becca! This is so soooo beautiful and sooo elegant. I just LOVE how you put this one together. All the diecuts here goes really well together and the gold look with the white here are sooooo fabulous andn then with this gorgeous big bow to finish it of just makes it completely perfect, and I just absolutely LOVE everything about this one.ReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwNovember 25, 2015 - 11:47 am

    Another beauty! Love the look of the gold and the vellum on top.ReplyCancel

  • BenteNovember 25, 2015 - 4:06 pm

    The card is just so very elegant!
    Fantastic details.
    Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M. RothNovember 26, 2015 - 10:48 pm

    This is definitely a Dreamy Card ! I am loving the Gold Die. It is so gorgeous and dainty.

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day {{{hugz}}}. I just want to Thank you for being a Blessing to me.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyNovember 27, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    I can’t really think of any small ritual. Your card is beautiful though.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 1, 2015 - 9:26 pm

    A wonderful card.ReplyCancel