The Best Thing About the Future

Mixing Elegant Textures to create a Harmonious Look - Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at a beautiful morning friends, it’s gorgeous outside my window and I’m happily creating.  I”m getting ready for Tuesday because on Tuesday, August 15th the Creative Team and I will be giving away some dies and hope you will join us for our Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop.  We won’t be sharing cards but inventive gifts to make with dies beginning at 9:00am Central Time!   In the meantime I’m so thankful for the sunshine today.  Full of gratitude, this creating weekend has had it’s moments where the music was blaring and I was able to make a card or two for my stash. I’m thinking that it’s for a newly wed couple, but it could just as well be an encouragement to someone.  I’m trying to use dies you probably have in your stash but this weekend I played a bit with Cinch and Go Flowers I and my trusty favorite Pierced Rectangles.  I wanted a tiara back drop to honor the regal look of that paper so I used a motif from the Cascading Grace Pocket set.  Still a little bit on the plain side, I added the flourish bar from Regal Allure just to add some contrast to the gold frame and mimic the peak on the tiara.

Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
I love sentiments full of optimism and I thought this was such a lovely reminder to stop and savor the sweetness you live every day.

Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
For sure, inspiration for my card was this crazy cool dimensional paper that I picked up at a Sam Flaxx.  I don’t think I even know how much the large sheet cost except that I had to to have it.  At the time I thought it was a such an elegant texture but didn’t know how to work it into anything.  I went all the way classic with gold and cream just to keep all the competing elements under control, lol.
Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at
I was also inspired by the inlaid dots in the pattern so I picked the piercing rectangles to mimic those dots.
Encouragement Card Making Ideas using Spellbinders Cascading Grace Pocket, Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers I, Spellbinders Regal Allure - see supply list and links at


And so, I’m moving on to work on another project.  Not sure what it will be yet, but I’m sure there is something close by just waiting to inspire.

Stamps:  Wordsworth – Lincoln Collection
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, Gold Poster Board
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Amazing Paper Grace Dies,  Cinch and Go Flowers I, Cascading Grace Pocket, Regal AllurePierced Rectangles,  PL-001 Platinum™  Die Cutting And Embossing Machine with 8.5″ Platform, The Paper Studio – Pearls, May Arts Silk Ribbon


Don’t forget Tuesday, die giveaways and the Thinking Out of the Box Blog Hop as we take a break from cardmaking to make some die cut gifts! Thanks for stopping to take a peek at my makings and musings, lol!

Also, my sincere thanks for those of you who purchase dies and review their performance on, and or at the location of purchase.  It helps other people in their decisionmaking process :-)

  • Crafty CruiserAugust 13, 2017 - 3:18 pm

    Absolutely stunning!
    Doreen RReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 13, 2017 - 3:29 pm

    From the mountains of Tennessee (on vacation from the Florida heat)first time I turned the computer on since Friday night. This is just the bomb, Becca Feeken. It has made my day opening this email from you. TOTALLY AWESOME! Can’t wait for Tuesday – will be on rving on the Ohio River but I’ll catch you for sure.
    Ann R.ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSAugust 13, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    What is the embossing folder in the background, love it.

  • Barbara GAugust 13, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Wow! The card is so beautiful and love that sentiment! I love how you use all those different elements and layer them for such a lovely card! Looking forward to Tuesday to see what you all have designed to share with us!


  • DanitaAugust 13, 2017 - 4:36 pm

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • GermayneAugust 13, 2017 - 4:42 pm

    This is incredibly beautiful, I love it, wish I could duplicate it!ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanAugust 13, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Hi Becca’s you always make the most beautiful cards. I love it. Christine SReplyCancel

  • CaroleAugust 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Your creations are always so beautiful and elegant. Each one is an absolute treasure. I love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 13, 2017 - 6:27 pm

    This IS ELEGANT, Becca! I can see why you were mesmerized by this paper! It is WONDERFUL!!! You did a BEAUTIFUL JOB with it!!! ;) I was thinking it was an embossing folder till I read your post. AND of course, the sentiment is LOVELY done in Script & the verse itself! ;) Yeah, we humans need one day at a time or it would be overwhelming! ;) Words of wisdom from Abe!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQAugust 13, 2017 - 6:45 pm

    Gorgeous card design and color combination. I’m crazy about that embossed cardstock.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKAugust 13, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    Good morning Becca, fantabbydozy!!! Love everything about it!!! The paper in the background is lush!!!
    Looking forward to Tuesday!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyAugust 13, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    How gorgeous this is and such a beautiful sentiment too.

    Thank you for your suggestion to contact Spellbinders regarding the beautiful Venise Lace collection. I have managed to find a supplier, Christine Emberson!ReplyCancel

  • Pam KellyAugust 13, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    I truly love this card. Absolutely beautiful, Becca.
    Can’t wait for Tuesday.ReplyCancel

  • Pam TASAugust 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm

    Hi Becca , lovely card as always! one of my favourite colour
    combinations ….
    Loving your inspiration and all the work you put into your blog
    and the sharing of your team work.
    It’s much appreciated that you still go back to older dies and
    remind us to use them hugs Pam XXXReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonAugust 13, 2017 - 8:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, Becca. What a lovely look for a multiple-occasion card. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Thinking of you a lot this week because I’m in PC visiting my mom. It Has been beautiful – but HOT!! :-DReplyCancel

  • RufusAugust 13, 2017 - 8:36 pm

    So pretty, Becca! Love that background paper, I’d have had to have it to! But, unlike you, I’d probably still be hoarding it. You’re the master at thinking “outside the box” when it comes to dies.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.August 13, 2017 - 8:56 pm

    Just wow!!!! Love the way you’ve used the embossed paper on your beautiful card!!ReplyCancel

  • DebraK in FloridaAugust 13, 2017 - 10:16 pm

    Very classy! Love the dies and the flowers. Have you ever made Foamiran flowers? My latest obsession. I’ve bought the supplies but haven’t had the time yet to play. I bet you could do magic with them!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownAugust 13, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingAugust 14, 2017 - 12:07 am

    A lovely card and a brilliant die.ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenAugust 14, 2017 - 12:52 am

    Such a gorgeous card here again Becca. You just always deliver beauty no matter what you´re doing and today is no different, and this is stunning work as usual hun. I just LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • Shaunda SniderAugust 14, 2017 - 8:57 am

    Such a beautiful card as always!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 14, 2017 - 9:18 am

    Hi Becca, A really lovely card, I especially love the Abraham Lincoln sentiment, and the ‘cinch and go’ flowers are a favourite of mine, I love the ‘cup’ to the petals.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • jeannineAugust 14, 2017 - 11:45 am

    cette carte est absolument superbe comme toutes les cartes que vous faites. MerciReplyCancel

  • Joy MossAugust 14, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    What a gorgeous card! The background paper is stunning enough on its own. But add in the flowers and gold and it is eye-catching!ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Schlegel aka the kardladyAugust 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm

    Your card is lovely Becca – I especially like the words you chose for it. DianneReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkAugust 15, 2017 - 1:32 am

    Beautiful project as usual Becca, I love the way you dress your cards it really showcases your crafts beautifully x x xReplyCancel

  • Bente SorflatenAugust 15, 2017 - 10:34 am

    This is so gorgeous and elegant :))ReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)August 21, 2017 - 3:49 am

    Wow! So sumptuous! You delight at all times, Becca!