The Magic of Christmas Never Ends

JustRite Papercrafts - Holly Frame Background Stamp, Christmas Inner Thoughts - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG
Sweet blog friends, I haven’t even begun to make a dent in the cards I’ll need for the Christmas season, so today is one in the bucket.  With luck, this year I’d love to have at least twenty handmade cards before Thanksgiving – I can wish!  I went with traditional colors but reached for the Holly Frame Background Stamp from JustRite Papercrafts to get started.  I love backgrounds but  like to separate the elements into layers, so that’s what I did here.

First of all, I knew I wanted a die cut background layer but most of my Spellbinders Nestabilities didn’t cover the size of the background stamp so I simply cut Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles in half vertically and hid the opening by covering it with the small filigree element from Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven.  I stamped the background three times and one one layer, fussy cut the scalloped outside border, on one layer cut the inside rectangle and on one layer fussy cut the interior scalloped oval.  I put foam tape between each layer but cut out the Oval using Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG.  That gave me a frame and inside I stamped using Christmas Inner Thoughts.

JustRite Papercrafts - Holly Frame Background Stamp, Christmas Inner Thoughts - Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG (inside)

Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too.  Start out with a card base cut to 5-1/2″ wide x 6-5/8″ tall. red layer 5-3/8″ x 6-1/2″, foam layer, gold matting layer 4-7/8″ x 6″,  red layer 4-3/4″ x 5-7/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Timeless Rectangles, foam tape, stamped scalloped layer, foam tape, stamped rectangle layer, foam tape, stamped scalloped oval layer.

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Holly Frame Background StampChristmas Inner Thoughts
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Bazzill, DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse Blush
Accessories:  Spellbinders Timeless RectanglesSpellbinders Exquisite Labels ElevenSpellbinders Classic Ovals LG, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Prismacolor Pencil, Gelli Roll Sakura Pen, Button, Becca’s Bow MakerGrand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

Thanks so much for peeking in to see what I’m working on :-)  Back soon.

  • EllenAugust 21, 2013 - 8:39 am

    I love it Becca!
    xx EllenReplyCancel

  • chrisdAugust 21, 2013 - 8:46 am

    Another beauty Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 21, 2013 - 8:55 am

    Gorgeous, such lovely details!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkAugust 21, 2013 - 9:06 am

    Glad you are trying to get us thinking of Christmas. The card is beautiful! I need the nudge to get motivated. Thanks so much. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannAugust 21, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Another stunner here again Becca, I just love this card. Very traditional in one way and then not anyway, but it´s really gorgeous work as always hun.
    Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for sharing all your great inspiration here always. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthAugust 21, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Hi Becca, Stunning,, stunning,, I LOVE THIS !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessAugust 21, 2013 - 9:15 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love it and the colors are great. ednaReplyCancel

  • Marion TurnerAugust 21, 2013 - 9:25 am

    Hi Becca
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL.

    Love Marion xReplyCancel

  • KathRAugust 21, 2013 - 9:35 am

    Oh! Becca, I just love this card , it has such aTradtional yet Vintage feel about it, it’s absolutely stunning !..
    Hugz Kath..xx..ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KAugust 21, 2013 - 9:40 am

    wow…such a gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaAugust 21, 2013 - 9:42 am

    Becca, this is so gorgeous! I love your art! Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithAugust 21, 2013 - 9:47 am

    What a very beautiful and special Christmas card. I just may borrow this design!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisAugust 21, 2013 - 10:04 am

    Yes, you have helped get our Christmas card making creativity ignited! by this gorgeous Christmas beauty. I am so glad you mentioned a few tips, as cutting one of the dies in half to fit the large stamp. There are a lot of layers to this card though they don’t jump right out when we first look at it. Beautiful work and we so appreciate you sharing them with us.ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.August 21, 2013 - 10:05 am

    This is very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Linda FieldingAugust 21, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Beautiful card Becca! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Ann robbinsAugust 21, 2013 - 10:26 am

    I love it, girlfriend! just love Christmas in the crafting world. Especially cards.
    You truly make my day with your awesome cards.

  • Lynn G.August 21, 2013 - 10:28 am

    Stunning! I love Christmas and Spellbinders and your work. Your card is soooo beautiful. The gold is gorgeous and the pattern paper ROCKS! I love that sentiment also. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenAugust 21, 2013 - 10:32 am

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!! THIS IS SOOOO LOVELY!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • GretchenAugust 21, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Gorgeous Becca, love Just Rite and you can really add your touch.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WAugust 21, 2013 - 10:43 am

    Really, really lovely – you made me smile saying ‘in the bucket’. Never heard that before. Here in the UK we say ‘in the bag’.ReplyCancel

  • Jan KeenAugust 21, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Hi Becca…This is such a pretty card…I love those die cuts!!, and your beautiful bows are always to die for…Just beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealAugust 21, 2013 - 11:09 am

    Oh my goodness…just 4 months away! The best time of the year! Your card is lovely. Makes me want to break out into carols. The layers, the bow, the stamp, simply everything fills me with joy and goodwill to man.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy WagnerAugust 21, 2013 - 11:12 am

    Exquisite, Becca. I am sooo addicted to your style. You continue to make my day, for that, I thank you!

  • MickieAugust 21, 2013 - 11:16 am

    There you are, been worried about you! Glad to see you getting in the spirit with this beautiful card. Took me a minute to figure out how you pieced with my slow brain but wow, look at that! You are so smart and talented. Keep those beauties flying to the bucket!ReplyCancel

  • Mary K ParkerAugust 21, 2013 - 12:36 pm

    This is so exquisite. It would be so neat to get one of your cards, truly a gift!

    On the background stamp where you say you stamped it 3 times, did you color the holly & ivy with markers 3 times. I looked at the stamp and from your great tutorial know you use a stamp placement tool, but this is so detailed; I can’t figure out how you got that background to be so perfect. Even coloring would be hard; because of the details.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy MAugust 21, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    So Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryAugust 21, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    Becca love how this is put together, the many layers make it look very interesting . I just love your style and try and do it when I can.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • SuziAugust 21, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Love this color combo! Gotta try it! You always inspire me! TY!ReplyCancel

  • MaritzaAugust 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Hi Becca… your card is so beautiful, but I would like to know how did you stamp with the Holly Frame Background Stamp? If you don’t feel inspiring making cards you can make tutorials. Your tutorials are so instructive. I am very grateful to you for sharing your talents with us.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HAugust 21, 2013 - 4:53 pm

    I love this card, it is so Christmassy! Do not know if |I spelled that right but who cares. I also love the colors because it is Christmas colors. I want to make this card. Thanks I love your inspiring cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gayle in CanadaAugust 21, 2013 - 5:40 pm

    So beautiful! Can’t wait to be well enough to try some of these creations
    You are just so exceptional Becca. I look forward every day for your next work of art.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)August 21, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    Such rich colours! I love everything about it, but that’s not surprising – it’s another Becca Beauty!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • CandidaAugust 21, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    Becca, you are so clever! Loved your trick to hide the cut in the frame. I learn so much from you! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • ShirleyAugust 21, 2013 - 9:38 pm

    How true it is, “The magic of Christmas”.ReplyCancel

  • SueAugust 21, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Gorgeous, and with such detail, Becca! Very innovative of you to vertically cut the die cut and join them with another. I, too, am wondering how you stamped the background 3 times. Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • randellynbAugust 21, 2013 - 11:21 pm

    Beautiful card…what a way to get into the holiday crafting season! I’m actually already thinking of Halloween right now. Can’t wait to see more of your holiday cards.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownAugust 21, 2013 - 11:30 pm


  • Jeanette in Auckland, New ZealandAugust 21, 2013 - 11:56 pm

    Beautiful card Becca, lovely to see the traditional christmassy colours.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaAugust 22, 2013 - 12:40 am

    Beautiful!! I didn’t really understand how you made this card, but the results are spectacular! You have a gorgeous card ready to bless someone with this Christmas season!ReplyCancel

  • Linda DukeAugust 22, 2013 - 5:16 am

    I started working on my Christmas tag/cards also. Your card is lovely, and I love the traditional colors. Your art is always beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BAugust 22, 2013 - 5:58 am

    Absolutely wonderful card. I love all the detail in the background stamp and the saying in the center.ReplyCancel

  • RoseAugust 22, 2013 - 7:01 am

    Hi Becca,
    It’s an absolutely beautiful card! You have an amazing talent and thank you for sharing.
    I’ll have to have a go at this one…..
    My best wishes to you

  • LageneAugust 22, 2013 - 9:49 am

    WOWZERS! Gorgeous, your splicing with the Exquisite Labels 11 looks seamless!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon RoselliAugust 22, 2013 - 10:12 am

    How come you don’t make A2 cards anymore? most of us make them. I make for OWH for our troops. your card is beautiful but could you make some in regular size.ReplyCancel

  • Kay G.August 22, 2013 - 10:50 am

    This is card is gorgeous. I love the dies. Thanks for sharing and have a Blessed day.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyAugust 22, 2013 - 1:36 pm

    I do believe I have pinned every single one of your beautiful creations on my pinterest site. How in the world do you come up with such beautiful ideas. God has truly bless you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SethAugust 22, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    This card is so elegant Becca and the colors are soooo rich and deep. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • JayAugust 22, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Love the card, but by all the most of the comments, I believe this may require a video…just a thought. With all those hidden tricks, it is a wee bit hard to comprehend. Statistics show most people would rather see how something is done, than be told. Nonetheless, it is a work of art, and it is very beautiful. Keep up the good work.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.August 22, 2013 - 9:42 pm

    Absolutely exquisite!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeAugust 23, 2013 - 10:56 am

    BEAUTIFUL! It’s time to start thinking about holiday cards! OH MY! Love this Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi BlankenshipAugust 23, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful!! Love the traditional Christmas colors. Christmas will be here before we know it! Hugs?ReplyCancel

  • Teresa HornerAugust 24, 2013 - 12:20 am

    This is such a beautiful card and I had to come by to say what a special treat it was to meet you in person at the retreat! I hope our paths somehow cross again sometime :)ReplyCancel

  • Terri WAugust 25, 2013 - 9:25 am

    So lovely Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Hazel Basnett NSW AustraliaAugust 25, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    As always just beautiful.. there is something about the richness of the red and greens for Christmas.. takes me back to my childhood…xxReplyCancel

  • Dolly LaBelleAugust 26, 2013 - 6:46 am

    I love the way you edged in the gold. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel