The Greatest Strength

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength is Gentleness, Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die - Giving Makes You Happy, Spellbinders Mary Strip Border, Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM -
The greatest strength is Gentleness!  I love that thought and I have to repeat that to myself in times of doubt.  What a welcome new addition to my stash from Quietfire Design – The Greatest Strength is Gentleness.  I didn’t waste a moment stamping this one up so that I’d have a sweet card with a soothing thought for my table.  Friends, givers that you are, I hope that every once in a while you take in the beauty of what you do and it sweetly graces your home.
Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength is Gentleness, Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die - Giving Makes You Happy, Spellbinders Mary Strip Border, Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM -
The 5 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card is made using Spellbinders Mary Strip Border as the base.  On top of that I layered Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine tilted askew.  I finished up with Spellbinders Marvelous Squares and a small frame made with Spellbinders Classic Squares LG and Classic Squares SM. By the way, the border around Labels Forty Nine was done with the Minc Die Cut Border Technique I created – you can see the video HERE – it adds a wonderful polish to your cards!

Gift Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using, Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die - Giving Makes You Happy-
Along with the card today, I made a gift box.  Inside I put some scented potpourri so that when I walk by I catch a whiff of the fragrance :-)  The construction of this box takes much less time than the snipping and scoring I normally do.  It is made with a die called Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die – Giving Makes You Happy.  Two of each die cut are are needed to construct the box but both passes can be done at one time – cool!!  This die is large and fits the Spellbinders Platinum machine as well as other steel rule die cut machines on the market.  It makes a 3″ x 3″ x 3″ box with a flapped lid that tucks in to the front of the box.  I wanted the box to coordinate with the card so I wrapped it with the Mary Strip Border and used the border as part of the closure running my decorated pin through the loops.

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - The Greatest Strength is Gentleness, Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die - Giving Makes You Happy, Spellbinders Mary Strip Border, Spellbinders Labels Forty Nine, Spellbinders Marvelous Squares, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM -
Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – The Greatest Strength is Gentleness
Craft Paper:  Digital Paper – Iralamija Etsy ShopNeenah Classic Crest Natural White – 80lb smooth, Papertrey Ink – Lavendar Moon, The Fine Touch Metallic Poster Board
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders Contour Steel Rule Die – Giving Makes You Happy, Spellbinders Mary Strip Border, Spellbinders Labels Forty NineSpellbinders Marvelous Squares, Spellbinders Classic Squares LG, Spellbinders Classic Squares SM, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollection Pearls

post-header-bottomI’m putting finishing touches on a new gift item I’ve made.  I hinted about a hero you have at home that will be a welcome tool for your stash.  I can’t wait to finish!  Hope you’re having a fabulous day!


  • marilyn needhamFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:09 pm

    lovely card, as always, Cheers, Marilyn x.ReplyCancel

  • Claire HorvathFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Today’s card is beautiful as usual but gentleness is not working for Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican candidate.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

    I love a bit of patterned paper with your very lovely card! The box is great as well. Hope your day is fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • DaleFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:31 pm

    Beautiful card Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    Lovely card, and oh, that sentiment! Just gorgeous altogether. I’m so glad you shared this card blessed me.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Beautiful as always Becca xReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:47 pm

    Oh so very beautiful, Becca. The gold with the pink and floral paper is just the perfect match. Don’t know how you decide what paper, etc. but my oh my, you do such a great job, always!!! My best to you my friend.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 22, 2016 - 1:59 pm

    Hi Becca. Lovely card. Love the mincing. I need to have another go at this as it was patchy on my first attempt. It’s on my must do list. Love the box also. Still racking my brains over what the hero at home could be. Can’t wait to find out!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    Another masterpiece! Love the sentiment and the idea of putting potpourri in the box!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    Beautiful card Becca! What is the patterned floral paper that you used?ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:10 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Lovely card, like how you used the border dies and criss crossed them, I was wondering what die it wasbefore I read what you had done.All the layering is nice. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • loisFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:25 pm

    The beautiful is over the top. It is gentle in itself. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:26 pm


  • ElaineFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Love your work Becca, such a beautiful card and Sentiment.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • PAM TasFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:35 pm

    Hi Becca gorgeous card and the sentiment is so you!
    The box is lovely lots of people are doing them love
    the potpourri idea ! Thank you for sharing Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    If only all of us could remember this saying.ReplyCancel

  • JennieFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:46 pm

    What a beautiful card and a sweet gift box too. How wonderful to receiv these.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonFebruary 22, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    Hi Becca. Love your gorgeous card and pretty little box. Both stunning and very deserving of a place in your home.
    Love your other cards too from last week – sorry I didn’t get chance to comment on them individually.
    Hugs xxReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockFebruary 22, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    Simply Stunning card love the layering and Technique. Thanks for sharing your Beautiful project.ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireFebruary 22, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    You made my day, Becca! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyFebruary 22, 2016 - 3:48 pm

    Your card and gift box are absolutely gorgeous Becca. Love everything about them.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleFebruary 22, 2016 - 3:54 pm

    Such a lovely card and sentiment Becca….thank you for sharing!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Sandy ArtmanFebruary 22, 2016 - 3:55 pm

    Hi, Becca,
    Your design speaks both of strength and gentleness – harmonizing with the sentiment beautifully! I hope you are feeling the presence of these qualities within yourself today and the blessings they bring.

  • Ethel BallaFebruary 22, 2016 - 4:37 pm

    All elements harmonizing perfectly, enjoy the quite gentleness the card brings. Thanks BeccaReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 22, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Beautiful card and gift box, Becca! Thank you for the video tutorial on using the Minc machine. Wow – what a professional look that adds to cardmaking! I shall look forward to tomorrow’s video as well.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 22, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Good morning Becca, you are like a breath of fresh air!!! Love your card today as always!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • Aiveen JudgeFebruary 22, 2016 - 5:18 pm

    Another beautiful card. Love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 22, 2016 - 5:22 pm

    Awesome as always!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleFebruary 22, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    Oh my goodness these are so beautiful and the sentiment SO describes my Mother! She is the quietest, gentlest person I know and she had 8 children!!!
    Such beautiful work Becca and I loved the video on how to foil with your dies! Thanks for sharing that.ReplyCancel

  • YogiFebruary 22, 2016 - 5:51 pm

    beautiful. love the gold on the die cuts. Have a great dayReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 22, 2016 - 6:12 pm

    This is such a beautiful set, Becca. Elegant and romantic as usual. I love how that Minc adds the beautiful finishing touch. So pretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkFebruary 22, 2016 - 6:34 pm

    Becca, You are blessed with so much talent. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 22, 2016 - 7:31 pm

    Oh, Happy Day! You certainly are busy these days. Love today’s card and box – so elegant! I just received a laser printer – still in the box. The first thing I will do with this laser after getting it set up, will be to try your foil minc [mincing?] technique. I can hardly wait. Hope my minc looks as good as yours. You are still teasing us on this site regarding what “new gift” you are working on now. Uhmmmmm, I wonder what it is?ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 22, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    Hello, it’s me again. I forgot to tell you that I started a board on pinterest collecting your cards and videos. I named it “Becca’s Beauties”. I have 16 followers on this board. WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierFebruary 22, 2016 - 9:31 pm

    another beautiful creation Becca, I just love getting emails from you as I know I will get to look at something beautiful that makes me smile and lifts my spirits. I tend to linger for quite sometime, inspecting every single detail as if to embed them in my minds eye, everything you create is so beautiful and you always seems to pic the perfect quote or sentiment to accompany the finished project. Just amazing, ty so much for sharing them with all of us, and for making my day a little brighter :) hugs, take care and keep on keeping on!ReplyCancel

  • CandyFebruary 22, 2016 - 9:51 pm

    Oh that is a wonderful sentiment and reminds me to keep being the person I am.
    Beautiful card, Becca. Your work is so inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • KathymFebruary 22, 2016 - 10:06 pm

    So adorable!!! Love the text too! I may just need to buy a Minc….your designs almost have me convinced!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 22, 2016 - 11:04 pm

    OH MY Becca, I’ve already commented about your stunning card, then I went and watched the video, what a great video, I so think I’m going to add this machine to my birthday wish list!!!
    Thanks for such an informative tutorial!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyFebruary 23, 2016 - 12:15 am

    What a beautiful card and a box too.nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 23, 2016 - 12:59 am

    What a stunning card Again today Becca, and the sentiment is really amazing too, and sooo true, when you think a bit more about the words. The little giftbox is just fabulous as well and I love this little set here, that´ll work just perfect for this springs confirmations. Thanks sooo much for the wonderful inspiration here. Have a wonderful week ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 23, 2016 - 1:45 am

    What a beautiful sentiment, I love it. The card is gorgeous as always, and I love that you have again stamped the sentiment directly onto the design paper. Gives it a very professional look.

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 23, 2016 - 2:49 am

    Morning Becca, Another very pretty card, I love this Proverb, very meaningful. I also love your gift box, I will be needing this die !!!
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKFebruary 23, 2016 - 3:04 am

    Hello Becca
    I need to watch the Video again and take notes I just love the Minc effect!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithFebruary 23, 2016 - 3:14 am

    A lovely card and matching box, Becca! I love the sentiment too. The gold edges add a beautiful touch to the card and your choices of dies is perfect as always.ReplyCancel

  • Susan b.February 23, 2016 - 6:51 am

    What a beautiful card! thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostFebruary 23, 2016 - 7:27 am

    Your projects continue to advance in beauty with each addition. They truly display an peek into your innate spirit. So lovely, so intuitive, so kind you have shown yourself to be by your choices of design, sentiment, and palette. Thanks for sharing your artistry with us, thus giving us more than you can imagine! Beautifully Beccalicious card. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HomanFebruary 23, 2016 - 9:22 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love all your projects. They are just so elegant! Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

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  • Maureen KFebruary 23, 2016 - 12:58 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Stunning card and box today, with a wonderful sentiment. I think it all goes together perfectly.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Carol RossouwFebruary 23, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    Stunning card with all the Becca elegance we have come to expect from you! Also love that Quietfire quote. Can’t wait to see what you’re making xxReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryFebruary 23, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    Morning Becca I have to say I love both projects for today and cannot wait for the new tool you have hinted at.
    However you have used some products in todays card I have not heard of so will have a lot of searching to do. That’s fine as this is how we learn.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • fusiafscrappingFebruary 23, 2016 - 5:14 pm

    Very unique and beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Beatriz JenningsFebruary 24, 2016 - 10:10 am

    so beautiful! love this!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina McFebruary 24, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    Becca, I just love that you have used a little bit of patterned paper. Just looks so delicate. Thanks for reading our comments in the survey. Many blessings.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 24, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Another beautiful card and what a lovely box! Love the gilding with the Minc too.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

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  • Diane JFebruary 26, 2016 - 10:39 am

    This is stunning and I love this idea. Oh so beautiful. There are not enough words to describe your creations. They are really amazing.ReplyCancel