Season of Miracles

Card Making ideas by using JustRite Heritage Christmas Ornaments LG, Spellbinders Folded Lace, 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Spellbinders Frosty Forms
Hi there blog friends! Popping in to share a quick post with a Christmas Card.  You know how there’s always that small die in a die set that you never used?  You know the one, it’s in the set but you wonder how you’ll use it and pass over it until next time :-)  For my card today, I used *that* die.  I had all twelve cut out for some time; I wanted a textured background so I cut and embossed the same motif 12 times and adhered them spaced out on the front of my card base (that motif almost reminds me of a quilt).  Lining them up was a cinch and I glued them down with Ranger Glossy Accents.  The sweet sentiment is from Justrite Papercrafts  Heritage Christmas Ornaments LG.

The background is made using Spellbinders Folded Lace and the largest size of 5 x 7 Matting Basics A.  The sentiment is stamped on Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags and embellished with the flourish from Spellbinders Frosty Forms.

Card Making ideas by using JustRite Heritage Christmas Ornaments LG, Spellbinders Folded Lace, 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags, Spellbinders Frosty Forms (closeup)

Here’s your Step By Step recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base – 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, foam tape, mat layer in green cut to 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″, foam tape, mat layer in red cut to 5″ x 7″ , die cut layer using twelve of the small motifs from Folded Lace, foam tape, die cut Frosty Forms (cut in half horizontally), die cut layer using Back to Basics Tags.  Add ribbon, bow, and pearls.

Rubber Stamps: Justrite Papercrafts – Heritage Christmas Ornaments LG
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White, Bazzill
Ink: Versafine Onxy Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Folded Lace5 x 7 Matting Basics ASpellbinders Back to Basics TagsSpellbinders Frosty Forms, Satin Ribbon, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Peg Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Speaking of Christmas, JustRite Papercrafts is having a sale of 20% off on all Christmas stamps until September 29th.  So good to see you today!  Thanks so much for stopping by – see you soon!


  • Anne (UK)September 26, 2013 - 8:14 am

    I’m in love with this card. It is gorgeous, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • NADINE ILLINGWORTHSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:17 am


  • Clare WSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:19 am

    What a cracker! Sorry – no pun intended. Love the dimension.ReplyCancel

  • Sue DunnSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:20 am

    Beautiful card Bekka xxReplyCancel

  • Crafty.EileenSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Another beautiful card Becca. I love the attention to detail you put into all your cards…..on this one the little seed beads must have taken a good bit of time to put on but that is just a typical Becca trait. Whoever receives this card is blessed.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • MaryannSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:25 am

    Absolut stunning card here Becca. I soo love this and the traditional red and green with the gorgeous white die cuts. Simply amazing work and what a great way to use these small dies, that we quite right almost never ever use at all, so it´s just fabulous, that you´ve taken this up. An awesome idea and loved by many, I´m sure.
    Have a wonderful day sweetie and lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Oh my gosh, I know EXACTLY what you mean about how there’s always that small die in the set that you never quite use…
    Thanks for sharing this great example of how to use it! I’ll look at all my little “runts of the litter” with a new eye now.ReplyCancel

  • caroleSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:34 am

    Beautiful card. But then, all your cards are beautiful. You are so generous to share with us. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.September 26, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Very pretty and Christmasy!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:59 am

    Beautiful background and love the color you have given to it with the gems!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscollSeptember 26, 2013 - 9:01 am

    Hello Becca
    Not until I read your instructions again did I realise that it was a little Single Die, and not an Embossing folder that made up the background!
    So beautiful and I love the Olive Green ribbon!

  • Marilyn in E-TownSeptember 26, 2013 - 9:06 am


  • Evelyn BSeptember 26, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful. How do you get such a small die-cut cut so perfectly? Do you have to poke each cut-out out by hand? Such beautiful work and the beads add the color and richness with the lovely ribbon. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Judy BSeptember 26, 2013 - 9:42 am

    Your cards are “amazing” Becca. Everyone of them is like a small work of art. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsSeptember 26, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Another work of art!!!

  • ChelseaSeptember 26, 2013 - 10:12 am

    Oh, Becca, that is such a beautiful Christmas card!! The red and green are certainly highlighted by the white background. I love the lace! (as usual)
    Thank you for the inspiration of such a beautiful Christmas creation!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoSeptember 26, 2013 - 10:20 am

    What a gorgeous card! Fantastic idea using the wee die cut pieces. I have a whole iris box full of those unused dies…may not be so full anymore!

    Thank you for sharing your clever idea!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop Oxfordshire UKSeptember 26, 2013 - 10:26 am

    This is absolutely fabulous Becca!! Certainly will make me look closer at some of my dies. Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanSeptember 26, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Very BEAUTIFUL card. Thank you for the Inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleySeptember 26, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Brillant, love this design!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaSeptember 26, 2013 - 11:43 am

    Superb thinking outside the box! Those little dies seemed almost useless– until now…ReplyCancel

  • Margaret CrawfordSeptember 26, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Luv it! Luv it! So imaginative and inventive. This will make me look at ‘those’ dies from a different perspective! Thanks for sharing one again.
    Margaret (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • ReisaSeptember 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

    Every time I think I have seen it all you out do yourself. This card is just stunning I am going to have to try to make this card this year. Thanks Becca I love all your ideasReplyCancel

  • DianaSeptember 26, 2013 - 12:18 pm

    Oh so beautiful and the background is a must have. Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • MickieSeptember 26, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    Gorgeous and it does look like a quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Gill SomerfieldSeptember 26, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Absolutely stunning Becca ! What else can one say ?xxReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaSeptember 26, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Hmmmm, I have some others that would do that also – thanks for great ideas Becca
    I know I can never make a card look as good as yours so I have to use the idea as well as I can.

    Mine never look as good as yours. I just love the one today but hard to pick favorites as I LOVE all you doReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealSeptember 26, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    I don’t know if I’d like to walk a mile in your shoes, or spend 10 minutes in your brain. It doesn’t stop, does it? Great card and clever use of the little die.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenSeptember 26, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellSeptember 26, 2013 - 3:10 pm

    Again such a beautiful card, love it to piecesReplyCancel

  • Trish AverySeptember 26, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Becca you are a genius just love this idea. Thanks for this.
    Hug sTrish.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaSeptember 26, 2013 - 3:40 pm

    This is an outstanding card. Love the lace overlay as it makes the card look elegant. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sue (suen)September 26, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Becca, this is absolutely stunning! I need to check out some of my smaller Spellbinder dies to see I I have something that would work! You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations! Thanks for such lovely examples for us to enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • AshleySeptember 26, 2013 - 5:52 pm

    Another spectacular creation! Thank you for sharing your gift!ReplyCancel

  • Crafty NannaSeptember 26, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful card, I like the way you have kept it to mainly white with just a splash of Christmas colours with the bow, bells and pearls, it’s a very elegant card.
    Hugs LynnReplyCancel

  • RoseSeptember 26, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely elegant Xmas card – I love the colours and design. White, red and green are right up my street!
    I shall unashamedly adopt your idea, have got a couple of “those dies”.
    Thank you for sharing
    Hugs, RoseReplyCancel

  • DebbiSeptember 26, 2013 - 7:34 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this card! It’s truly a work of art.ReplyCancel

  • LageneSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    Gorgeous, love the white & red!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy McSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    Becca, amazing! Love all of the layers and the beautiful details.ReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 26, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    How clever of you! Your mind must always be dreaming up new ideas! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne IbergSeptember 26, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    Hi Becca! I really can’t choose a favorite card of yours since they are all stunning, but this card is truly the most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen! Love it and so appreciate your sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley ThomasSeptember 27, 2013 - 2:29 am

    It’s a stunner! Love it to bits, now I want that die.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthSeptember 27, 2013 - 2:56 am

    Morning Becca, Stunning !! I love this card !! I need this set of dies, you are my inspiration.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • YvonneMaySeptember 27, 2013 - 3:12 am

    This is a truly stunning card and has given me the impetus to sort through my dies and find one which will work. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.ReplyCancel

  • phil droneySeptember 27, 2013 - 3:40 am

    Oh how lovely is your card.

    Phil DReplyCancel

  • ElaineSeptember 27, 2013 - 3:53 am

    Your card is stunning, i have not got this die ,so it is another on my wish list

    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Margaret A (South Yorkshire, UK)September 27, 2013 - 5:41 am

    Good Morning Becca from “across the pond”. What a stunningly beautiful card to start the day with. I don’t currently have this die but it looks as if I may have to add it to my “wish list”! Thank you so much for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.ReplyCancel

  • loftylassSeptember 27, 2013 - 7:36 am

    Morning Becca – love, love, love your card….the colours, the detail, the ribbon and pearls…stunning. At first I thought it must be a new embossing folder. Because you are so meticulous in your detailed list of the dies I was able to see at a glance that I had all of them(!!) …. they are all lined up ready to play…. so I’m off now to make my first Christmas card this year. Thank you so much for all the inspiration – enjoy the rest of your day – I will!!
    Heather (UK)

  • Laura O ConnorSeptember 27, 2013 - 8:55 am

    fab card ,love the way you used all these small dies .Laura OReplyCancel

  • Shirley TerrettaSeptember 27, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Hi Becca,

    So, so beautiful. Really stunning – love it. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a lovely week-end everyone.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. (U.K.) xxxReplyCancel

  • PoojaSeptember 27, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    I loved the base with lovely n delicate diecuts on it ! The card is gorgeously beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleSeptember 27, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning! A special card for someone.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaSeptember 27, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    So very gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeSeptember 28, 2013 - 3:49 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Oh i just love this card that you have made, as it is so beautiful. Being honest i really don’t know which part is the best. Oh i must, must try this card. Thank you so much for this nugget of beauty,
    Love and crafty hugs

  • Mrs BSeptember 28, 2013 - 4:39 am

    Hi Becca. What a fantastic card. It is just gorgeous. I will have to get those dies as I don’t have any that will work and I must make it! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Gail L.September 29, 2013 - 6:31 pm

    This is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Robin in WASeptember 29, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    I’ve got a lot of those “little things that I don’t know what to do with!” I’ll go check them out and see what might happen! Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ReNae Crabtree AllenOctober 19, 2013 - 3:25 am

    Only you can inspire me so much that I’m still reading your wonderful blog at 3:30 in the morning! I can’t wait to buy the dies you used in this card, because without you Becca, I would never understand how to use most of the dies! Thank you so much for your inspiration and the time you give to helping others. I blog and understand the incredible amount of time you invest and the work you put into each and every post. God bless you!ReplyCancel