Stacking Borders: You are More Beautiful

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Arched Diamond, Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four - Full Supply List at
Hi there friends!  I carved out time to make a simple card, yes simple!  It features something I love to do – Stacking Borders.  Thanks to this delicious die cut, Spellbinders Arched Diamond, it’s easy to take the beauty of one border and stack it to make a 3/4 or full background.  On my card  I went with 3/4 but can’t you just imagine this as a full background?

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Arched Diamond, Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four - Full Supply List at
Dig around in your border pile, some symmetry would be helpful so that as you stack you can find a common point or mark to use as the place of overlap.  On the Arched Diamond I lay down one border then glue another border on top matching the upper diamond on my bottom border to the lower diamond on the next layered border.  The symmetry makes it a great match with overlapping.

How to match up Spellbinders Arched Diamond Border


I finished up by creating a tiara on top using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket.  It was easy to add a quick sentiment using Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four.  The bordered look on the sentiment label is created using the Minc Bordered Die Cuts technique  – I’ve linked up the video for you.  Hope this inspires!



Rubber Stamps: Unity Stamps – Faceless Beauty
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth***, Papertrey Ink – Kraft
Ink:  Fresh Ink – Watermelon
Accessories:  Spellbinders Arched Diamond, Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders 5 x 7 Elegant Labels Four, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls

(***Note, many of you ask which paper I use for my cards and I have linked it up above to Amazon however, absurdly, the picture they show is a generic photo they use to represent every paper.  I have ordered from this link and can confirm that what I received was Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth – 250 sheets.  For an avid cardmaker, a ream will last quite long – I order every 6 months).   Here is the link for the white paper I use – Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White – Cover – 80lb smooth)
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  • Joni StonekingAugust 23, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Wow, this is really gorgeous – simply gorgeous. And I love the sentiment – I can think of several people I could make a card for with this on it, and they would have a hard time imagining themselves beautiful! Thanks for sharing this, Becca. I hope your healing is coming along just as it should and you will be back on both feet as planned very soon!

  • Sue RutzAugust 23, 2016 - 2:15 pm

    Becca, what a marvelous card! So peaceful and elegant, the sort of card you’d want to have piles of Since it would be lovely for a wedding, baptism/confirmation, or sympathy. Thanks, too, for the tip on the paper you use!


  • Rai LynnAugust 23, 2016 - 2:33 pm

    Lovely card. Looks like I need to go thru my dies to see what I can come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieAugust 23, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning card! I’ve used some Lacey borders in the past to give a ‘petticoat’ effect but this is much more ‘chunky’ and I love it! I hope the news is good from your doctor.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • Kristine VencelAugust 23, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    Lovely card design & a great technique! You sure do have some truly wonderful ideas for us, Becca.Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoAugust 23, 2016 - 2:55 pm

    Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyAugust 23, 2016 - 3:24 pm

    This does inspire and it’s just so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 23, 2016 - 3:39 pm

    Becca just love what you come up with and this card using border dies is just amazing. Thank you for showing us different ways to use what we have.
    hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • LISA DUGGINAugust 23, 2016 - 3:51 pm

    so very pretty, just like you girl! Blessings, LisaReplyCancel

  • ElaineAugust 23, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Hi Becca
    Another beauty of a card , simply delightful.
    God Bless.
    Ela ine H XReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 23, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    Oh my! Just love this layered card. So beautiful!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 23, 2016 - 4:51 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous card Becca!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaAugust 23, 2016 - 4:55 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Wow, sure is an impressive card and looks so new and fresh. Can’t decide if it is the color combination or this particular die. Just lovely and you know just where to place the ribbon and bow. A wonder that you can focus on making such pretties when you are recovering from foot surgery and weather damage. You are a blessing. Thank you. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanAugust 23, 2016 - 5:06 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    You are a master at stacking/layering! So much interest, so much detail, so, so gorgeous. It’s mid-day where I sit and your post gave me a mid-day treat.

  • AlisonAugust 23, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    Becca how awesome is this! I love what you have createdReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 23, 2016 - 6:17 pm

    Beautiful creation today! Love how you combined this die cut. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordAugust 23, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    Hi Becca,
    You clever girl, you! I absolutely love looking at everything you do. This is such a clever idea. You know, we purchase dies, of which I have many, but run out of ideas on how to use them in clever ways. No more! Your instructions are perfect. I have been on the fence with the arched diamond, but tomorrow I’m ordering it. I just purchased the Stacey Caron’s Tuscany strip and see if it will work. Just love the stacking idea! Thank you for sharing. You are so generous. How’s the foot? Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • ChelsesaAugust 23, 2016 - 7:37 pm

    So beautiful! I’ve got to try this.
    And guess what, Becca. I was in the new Hobby Lobby in Smokey Point, Washington, and there was one of your Amazing Paper Grace dies for sale. You are nationwide!!!! (I would have bought it, but I already own it!)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 23, 2016 - 10:38 pm

    Oh my! Oh my! This card is absolutely stunning!!! I probably wouldn’t have put this b I rder die on my list but this card has changed m u mind plus I am completely rethinking my border dies! Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • PAM TASAugust 23, 2016 - 11:19 pm

    Nice surprise to find you posted a card thank you its lovely!!!!!!!!
    Your very clever hope your foot is healing good, look after yourself
    and do as the Doctor says and you will be good as new .
    Here in Tassie the other side of the world !!!!!!!!!!!!! Your dies are on show
    at my craft store on display close to the counter for all to see and buy .
    You are world wide too !!! Thank you for sharing with us all PamxxxxxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 24, 2016 - 1:12 am

    Hi Becca! Such a sophisticated card. The borders remind me of embroidery anglaise. Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Betty McAlisterAugust 24, 2016 - 1:46 am

    Hi Becca. Love your gorgeous card. Don’t have this arched diamond die but think I’ll have to add this to my collection seeing your beautiful card. Thank you and take care xReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyAugust 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

    Your card is beautiful and does not look simple at all


  • Patricia HowarthAugust 24, 2016 - 4:54 am

    Morning Becca, Stunning !! I love how you have layered up the die-cuts, they look gorgeous and are quite gothic looking.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsAugust 24, 2016 - 6:41 am

    Hi Becca,

    WOW! This is so stunning, just beautiful, loving this die. It would make a wonderful Wedding card, how gorgeous.

    Hope you are keeping well my friend

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 24, 2016 - 7:10 am

    Love the all white with just the little touch of silver and the beautiful flowers. I’m going to assume the flowers are the Cinch and Go and that you’ve rolled the edges. I never considered layering borders! I learn so much on your site about revisiting different ways to use something.ReplyCancel

  • LoriAugust 24, 2016 - 7:24 am

    Thank you. I always look forward to seeing the “amazing” creations you send to your subscribers weekly.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SAugust 24, 2016 - 7:46 am

    Such an elegant card! Very cleverly made. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonAugust 24, 2016 - 8:32 am

    Hi Becca,
    What a lovely card and such a nice idea to use borders, I think I have a older Spellbinders border die cant remember the name but I think it will
    work will have to give it a try.

  • Marcie SmithAugust 24, 2016 - 9:21 am

    What an amazing card design and lovely sentiment. Although this border die is perfect for this technique, I will definitely have to go through the rest of my dies and see what others will work as well. Thanks Becca. Hope all is well and your foot is mending nicely. It is no fun to be partially out of commission. Are you making headway on your home repairs? I sure hope so. Sometimes the insurance companies can take their sweet time in completing claims.

  • Ann RobbinsAugust 24, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Somehow I never read this until I saw today’so. And realized I missed this gorgeous card. You litterly “amaze” me! This is so beautiful!
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostAugust 24, 2016 - 7:03 pm

    What a beautiful, pleasant surprise! Happy to find such loveliness when I checked your blog today. Love this card and the technique. It’s another one that I’ll be adding to my arsenal. TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • DaleAugust 24, 2016 - 9:35 pm

    Loving this layered look. Card is just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 25, 2016 - 1:56 am

    Another absolut stunning card here Becca. I love how you can always get such amazing results out of any die, you lay your hands on, and this is truly amazing too. Really gorgeous card.ReplyCancel

  • Christine DearingerAugust 25, 2016 - 7:48 am

    Just beautiful.. a very special card.Well doneReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaAugust 25, 2016 - 11:21 am

    Absolutely beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 25, 2016 - 5:35 pm

    Hi Becca, I know I’ve been awol : ) this is gorgeous I love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyAugust 25, 2016 - 7:27 pm

    I love this borders one the best