Repurposing the Filigree Booklet and Weekly Inspiration

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders Breanna
You’re done with your Christmas shopping, right?  Lol, I have not even started!  In the meantime, I wanted to pop in with a card and some Creative Team inspiration for the week.  For my card, I wanted to try my hand at repurposing the filigree booklet die into a background for a card.  How easy is that?  Using the Filigree Booklet Die, I cut the same pattern into both sides (the die comes with two pattern inserts).  By using both inserts the focal panel you come up with is pretty and covers a lot of real estate.  I covered the double inserts with  Breanna’s Corset Label Die which I had stamped with a Christmas sentiment!

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders Breanna

Repurposing the Filigree Booklet into a Full Background

To cut, you simply run through once cutting and once embossing with the pattern, then run through a second time with the pattern in the second slot but only run through to cut and emboss to the edge of the die – just like partial cutting.  You do that to minimize flattening out what you’ve already done.

Becca Feeken tries her hand at repurposing the filigree booklet die - -
Be sure to cover up the holes – no one will know what this originally was.


Becca Feeken tries her hand at repurposing the filigree booklet die -
What a lovely way to repurpose those patterns :-) Because they make a big full pattern it opens you up to using the background for whatever you want!!  Hunt through your dies, is there anything there to repurpose?

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die and Spellbinders Breanna
As always the Creative Team has been very creative!  Scroll down to see some handmade card beauty!


Stamps:  Stampabilities – Merry and Bright
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth,  Metallic Poster Board, The Paper Studio – Vellum
Ink:  Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Amazing Paper Grace Dies, Spellbinders Filigree Booklet Die, Spellbinders Breanna’s Corset Label Die ,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, Satin Ribbon

All of the dies the ladies used below belong to Amazing Paper Grace Collections – predominantly the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection.

Teresa Horner

Teresa Horner for

Jo Ferriby

Jo Ferriby for

Melissa Bove

Melissa Bove for

Joanna Krogulec

Joanna Krogulec for

Thanks so much for sharing a moment with us today!


Amazing Paper Grace Creative Team -

  • LageneDecember 5, 2017 - 2:27 pm

    Gorgeous cards! I love the repurposed die card!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Jo WoodDecember 5, 2017 - 2:31 pm

    All are beautiful creations! Fabulous ideas for the dies!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 5, 2017 - 2:43 pm

    What beautiful cards!!! Thank you for the inspiration – I still haven’t finished making Christmas cards for this year. I love seeing all of these beautiful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASDecember 5, 2017 - 2:56 pm

    Hello Becca ,
    you and your team have done lovely work again so much
    inspiration in one post !
    Your use of the booklet is another way you have shown us to
    put your dies to more use, lovely colour your ribbon and card
    hugs PamXXX ps Thank you ……..ReplyCancel

  • KathymDecember 5, 2017 - 3:40 pm

    OH my gosh! All the designs are fabulous! I need to try them all! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Jan SDecember 5, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, I love your designs, so elegant. Merry ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 5, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    Just lovely. All the cards are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaDecember 5, 2017 - 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous cards.Where can we get the book die for the first card?ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 5, 2017 - 4:52 pm

    LOVELY BECCA!!!! I am ALWAYS looking to see how to use my dies differently, BECAUSE OF YOU!!! LOL I’m STILL LEARNING! ;) LOOOOVE the RICH COLORS & THE ELEGANCE of this GORGEOUS creation! TRULY STUNNING!!! ;) (P.S. I just posted a creation using some of your dies today! ;) HOPE YOU LIKE!!!! I am LOVING to make the handmade flowers…. AND have MORE TO COME!)ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle OlaridgeDecember 5, 2017 - 5:24 pm

    Such gorgeous designs Becca and team. Love the elegant dies.ReplyCancel

  • Connie AkersDecember 5, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    Wow, Becca…another beautiful card. What an awesome way to repurpose this die. Your creativity made a lightbulb go off for me and I can’t wait to dig into my stash of dies and see what I can come up. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and helping us to think outside the box.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 6, 2017 - 1:20 am

    Good morning Becca, very opulent!!! I love how you think outside the box!!!
    The team have done brilliant too!!!
    Still waiting for my booklet die to arrive!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Crafty CruiserDecember 6, 2017 - 7:05 am

    Truly gorgeous card – as are all the cards from the inspiration team! Well done all!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 6, 2017 - 11:42 am

    Absolutely beautiful cards with lots of inspiiration.ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 6, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Beautiful card love the idea too ! Just need to make more time so I can craft!ReplyCancel

  • RosemaryDecember 6, 2017 - 5:51 pm

    They are beautiful cards, I would not expect anything else from you and your teamReplyCancel

  • Dianne aka the kardladyDecember 12, 2017 - 1:19 pm

    The team outdid themselves with Christmas cards and Becca with your ornaments – they are beautiful and so clever! I so look forward to each email with anticipation! Thank you for sharing your lovely works. Hugs the kardladyReplyCancel

  • BenteDecember 13, 2017 - 8:35 am

    Gorgeous cards from the whole team – so much inspiration.
    Thank you girls!
    And Becca, your ornaments are stunning – thanks for letting us know how to make them!ReplyCancel