Thank You for your Kindness

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Fiive, Fleur de Lis Squares, Flourish Corners and Bird Banner
Greetings friends! I wanted to slip in today with a card for my stash that I wanted to share. The paper is so lovely and I cringe that I covered it up as much as I did but I had a series of dies I really wanted to use. I started out using  Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares  inside (Spellbinders Classic Squares SM) helped me make it a frame too).  Tucked in the upper and lower corners of the square I filled in with Spellbinders Corner Flourish.  I couldn’t resist the little birdie on the banner so I placed Spellbinders Bird Banner on the inside which is stamped with a Wordsworth sentiment.   Lastly the flowers on my bow are created with Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms.

My card today users older dies except for one, so I’m happy to share the how-to cause you can make it now.  By the way, the I added the gold birdie by just cutting the die an additional time and snipping it off from the banner.  With Corner Flourish, I positioned each flourish underneath my frame and snipped off the excess – I love that inside look!

You Can Make This Card Too:  Start out with a hinged card base sized 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″.  Here are the rest of the layers from the bottom up.  Foam tape to lift gold mat layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 7-1/4″, design paper layer cut to 5-1/8″ x 7-1/8″, double layer of foam tape (I use Scotch 3M Foam tape that is 1/16″ thick) to lift frame cut using Majestic Labels Twenty Five, quadruple layer of foam tape to lift Fleur de Lis Square embellished with two Corner Flourishes.  Quadruple layer of foam tape to lift Bird Banner placed in center of square.  Frame embellished by loopy bow and embellished with flowers made from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms (1 of each flower).  Embellish with pearls.

Rubber Stamps: Wordsworth
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Smooth – Natural White, Gold Poster Board (Hobby Lobby), K and Company
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Versafine – Onyx Black
AccessoriesSpellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis SquareSpellbinders Corner FlourishSpellbinders Bird Banner, Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Spellbinders Classic Squares SMRecollections Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

I have been so busy at home, and sadly my craft room is in shambles.  I hate that because I work best with a tidy area.  I feel a spring cleaning coming on – heaven only knows what I’ll find.  I hope all is well in your sweet world!


  • MaryannFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:20 am

    Oh Becca you´ve just made such a wonderful card here again, and this die has always been one of those, I´ve grabbed over and over again too. It just fit sooo perfect for sooo many things, and always looks amazing as well. I love your card here today again.ReplyCancel

  • Holly BFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Sweet Card… and I Love the bird banner from Spellbinders, might just have to get me one of thoses !! Thanks once again for sharing !!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:41 am

    Great card yet again – love the bitty blossoms dies – they are a fave along with Elegant Labels 4 and some others! Enjoy the spring clean – a good tidy up and sort out just has to be done sometimes – it’s quite therapeutic I find if you get in the mood beforehand! The time defintely pays dividends later on – although sometimes I move things to ‘special places’ and then a few months later…. do you think I can remember where the ‘special place’ was? I can remember I put it in a ‘special place’ but then spend hours turning the house upside down till I find it – that really, really annnoys me!! This happened last week when I was trying to find the radio charger lead – I found it in a saucepan cupboard of all places – what was I thinking?!! The lead is now labelled and in the leads draw along with all the others – which are also labelled – as I would never know what charges what otherwise! Enjoy your tidy up!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:41 am

    wow, another fabulous card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:46 am

    I LOOOOOVE this Becca!!!! :) The papers ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!:) AND you’ve done a WONDERFUL JOB with this!!! All those white dies just seem to make me think of Lattice work! LOOOOOOOVE that LITTLE BIRDIE!!!!!!!!!:) He just makes me SMILE!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:56 am

    Lovely card, Becca. I have these dies and havng another creative way to use them makes me happy. I can’t wait to try this out. Thank you so much for sharing this design.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Oh so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:02 am

    So very beautiful. Wish I had those dies to try it now. Thanks for the inspiration. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • charlene mitchellFebruary 27, 2014 - 9:41 am

    LOVE, LOVE YOUR CARD!!!….thank you for your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:03 am

    This is such a creative way to highlight that pretty paper. I love how you have used the dies to add elegance and beauty, but have still preserved the pretty floral paper. Brilliant as usual, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Oh Becca this is lovely…I’ve been playing a little with some on my dies and my first thought is always….what would Becca do with this….
    Anyway……your card and I’m going to attempt to make something like this…I have a special lady that would love it…tfsReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:08 am

    Beautiful, Becca… and I have these dies!! I can try this! Thank you for your always amazing inspiration…ReplyCancel

  • GretchenFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Beautiful Becca as always, the crafting will have to wait a bit, I broke my foot on vacation and can’t hobble to my basement for awhile, but soon. Was able to make about 8 cards before I left, some to send and some I took as gifts, it was so much fun to really play with what I really love.ReplyCancel

  • MickieFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:34 am

    I love the designer paper showing through…beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaFebruary 27, 2014 - 11:26 am

    Love this card and the beautiful flowers/ribbons! I, too, need to clean my art studio. I began last week and never completed the mission. AAAaargh! But, I’ll get to it! Blessings to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • LageneFebruary 27, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Beautiful! I love the vintage look! Lovely BG paper for this effect!ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanFebruary 27, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Gorgeous card Becca and I love the colour combination. Nice to see the older dies making an appearance too. Take care xxReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Gould in AustraliaFebruary 27, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Love the paper and it really makes the die cuts shine. Beautiful Becca. I have just cleaned my craft room, and it helped with my Mojo which was a little low. Thanks once again, Outstanding.
    Lorraine FDU. (We have rain!!!!! Praise The Lord)ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsFebruary 27, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    This is so gorgeous Becca, love all the dies and sentiment, the paper is beautiful, you did not cover it all so don’t worry.

    Lovely card.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Aiveen Judge in Ireland.February 27, 2014 - 2:29 pm

    Beautiful card. I too hate covering up lovely papers but those dies and flower ribbon bow just add to it. Aiveen.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKFebruary 27, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Lovely card Becca -I do like that paper peeking through and the sentiment and bird are so sweet.
    Hope you enjoy your spring clean -you never know what might come to light!!

  • Karen RatcliffeFebruary 27, 2014 - 3:07 pm

    Dear Becca
    Your cards are just amazing!! You have the creative genes many of us don’t, so we thank you so much for sharing. Love your little gold bird. Who can make cards and have a neat craft room?? Definitely not me!! KarenReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 27, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Such a pretty bow with those lovely flowers.
    Happy spring cleaning! I thought spring had arrived early here in the UK as we have snowdrops, crocuses and the first blossom and daffodils out – and then after beautiful blue skies today, the clouds came over and we had a fierce hailstorm!
    My grandmother always used to say – ‘Ne’er shed a clout till May is out’ – and I thought of that today.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeFebruary 27, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Good evening Becca,
    thank you for making a beautiful card with dies that we have instead of them all being brand new as sometimes we just can’t run to a whole lot of new dies especially when you’re already running on a very limited budget. You have made a beautiful card that is also achieveable for us lesser mortals.
    love and crafty hugs,
    Norah (Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsFebruary 27, 2014 - 6:08 pm

    Simple and elegant. Thanks. I need to do some spring cleaning too!ReplyCancel

  • durandconnieFebruary 27, 2014 - 8:22 pm

    You never disappoint. This card is stunning. Would you consider this die to be a ‘staple’ Spellbinder to use? very versitile??ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsFebruary 27, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    Pretty, pretty card today Becca!
    Today is my Sis’ birthday and ofcourse, I made her a pretty card. I started making Bity Blossoms flowers and explained in her card, these were one of my first attempts, but when I called her today, she made me feel “soooo good because she thought the bity blossoms were just lovely. Still have some practicing to do to get them as good as yours. But you have given some inspiration that I can do them. Had the dies for quite awhile before I made the attempt. Good luck with your spring cleaning – I am waiting to get quotes to enclose my screened in porch to make a craft room. Sooooo excited, I am about to jump out of my skin. At least I have sorted out all my “stuff” and have it in plastic containers and labeled so I am calling 2014 my year of organization.

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:17 am

    Morning Becca, A stunning card, loving the colours, loving the die-cuts you have incorporated, loving the bitty blossoms and your bow is ‘to die for’, I’m especially loving the birdie banner, such a beautiful shape.
    I know what you mean about your craft room, it is amazing what you find when you tidy through. I tidied mine a couple of weeks ago, and tried to organise my dies, and found I had duplicated a few of them !!!! and I had done the same with some stamps too !!!! anyone would think I had money to waste haha, not !!!
    Have a lovely day, it is one of my linedancing classes this afternoon, I love it.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorFebruary 28, 2014 - 6:13 am

    great card again ,love the paper underneath.Laura OReplyCancel

  • TammyFebruary 28, 2014 - 8:44 am

    Awesome card as always. Love the flower on the side and so wish I could make flowers look so good. TFS and keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Rene from OZ xoFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Hi Becca,
    I just love your cards. For the life of me I can’t work out how you make those lovely loopy bows!
    Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Rene from OZ xoReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    Beautiful, that paper is great for this type card, love the dies you used and the way you used them!ReplyCancel

  • LindaMarch 1, 2014 - 10:37 am

    I love your cards. Always so pretty. Great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • LavonneMarch 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win, you’re amazing cards are so beautiful!
    blessings, La VonneReplyCancel

  • LoreleiMarch 1, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Thank you for always inspiring me. :) You do beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Irene GonzálezMarch 1, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    Me encantan las tarjetas que continuamente nos presentas son hermosas y elegantes, muchas gracias por compartirlasReplyCancel

  • MaritzaMarch 1, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    A love your card, is so beautiful can creative. HugsReplyCancel

  • Linda ClancyMarch 2, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    Your cards have such a gorgeous ethereal effect with your lovely ribbons and usage of dies! Inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • adrienne gianMarch 3, 2014 - 7:26 am

    once again classicReplyCancel

  • MoniMarch 3, 2014 - 8:21 am

    Hi Becca!
    Every day I look for new cards you have created! They are all so cute and wonderful!
    Thank you for your inspirations!!!ReplyCancel