You Are A Blessing (to me)

Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using JustRite Grand Thank You Sentiments and JustRite Custom Dies by Spellbinders Buntings and Buttons
Good morning blog friends – it’s true, you are such a blessing to me.  In fact, as a thank you to my marvelous readers, at the end of the year I’ll be offering a giveaway that you won’t want to miss.  Stay tuned!!  So, after my masculine card yesterday, I’m back with a girly card today using JustRite Papercraft  – Grand Thank You Sentiments in my familiar style of cream and layers.  I used pink as an accent color (imagine that) but this card could fly with any accent color.    I have a tip for you today too, be sure to look at what’s left over from your die cuts – many times you can use the left overs on your card – since it’s hard to explain this, I’ll show you the left over piece I used that made my card work.
I reached for the the largest template from Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five and wanted to highlight the inner area, so I reached for JustRite Custom Dies by Spellbinders Buntings and Buttons and cut both the scalloped bunting and the smooth bunting knowing I wanted to use it as a border, but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to border it on.  Well, when I looked  at the bunting cut out I noticed that it left the perfect upright shape to border.  I cut it one more time giving myself 1-1/4″ between the top edges and the bottom edges of the bunting and it created the curved shape in the center.  Lol, for my day to start out with something so sweetly serendipitous, it’s going to be a good day!  I topped the design off with Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.
If you’d like to try this card, here’s a recap from the bottom up:  Start out with a Card Base  7-1/2″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide (or see how to make that size with the Hinge Technique HERE), foam tape, pink matting layer cut to 7-1/4″ x 5-1/4″, die cut layer using Majestic Labels Twenty Five, foam tape, combination of die cuts Buntings and Buttons – smooth edge glued to scalloped edge glued to left over shape, ribbon, foam tape, Lacey Ovals, foam tape Classic Ovals SM.  Tip –  cut everything first, then stack.  Position ribbon, and bow on correct layer, after everything is situated, then glue!

Rubber Stamps: JustRite Papercraft – Grand Thank You Sentiments
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (80 lb), pink
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five JustRite Custom Dies by Spellbinders Buntings and Buttons Spellbinders Lacey OvalsSpellbinders Classic Ovals SM, Recollection Pearls, Button, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

I had a wonderful Christmas!  We didn’t go all out and spend tons of money, but I did get a wonderful rolling case for my scrapbook supplies from We R Memories.  I’ve wanted it for some time and magically it was under the tree  :-)  The best thing I got was some quality time to spend with my youngest daughter (who didn’t have to work this holiday).  It absolutely tickled my heart and was a huge blessing.  Did you get a gift that tickled your heart?…I’d love to hear!


  • LenoriaDecember 27, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Becca, this is SO gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card. I’m glad you had a wonderful Christmas. My Christmas was fantastic as I had my family here. All 3 of my children and their families were here as well as one of my brothers and his wife and one niece and her husband. My ex-mother-in-law and current mother-in-law were here, for a total of about 27 people. We ate and talked and it was perfect.ReplyCancel

  • ann RobbinsDecember 27, 2013 - 10:23 am

    I got a rolling cart also but perfect size for my Grand Calibur. Glad u had a nice day with family. We did too.

  • Becky GreenDecember 27, 2013 - 10:24 am

    SOOOOO LOVELY BECCA!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE your suggestion too!! :) I SWOOON over PINK TOO!!!!!!! :)

    What did I get for Christmas???? The BEST GIFTS- BOTH of our children home for Christmas! :) The WORST GIFT- The FLU! A BUNCH of NEW STAMPS & SPELLBINDERS!!!! :) And the start to a collection of the Distress Markers!ReplyCancel

  • ConnieDecember 27, 2013 - 10:26 am

    So beautiful, Becca! Love this card.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamDecember 27, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Beautiful card! I don’t often leave a message but just want to say I never miss a post! Hope 2014 finds you happy and healthy!ReplyCancel

  • Holly BDecember 27, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Hi Becca,
    Todays card is so pretty… I especially like how you did the ribbon & bow.
    Pink and white combination is one of my favorites but like you said any color would work for this card.
    Our Christmas day was pure joy… with family (kids & grandkids) excellent food and at the end of a very busy day I got to talk to my mom on the phone and wish her a very merry Christmas too !! Oh yeah… it even snowed a little !! Sending you Best Wishes and a Happy New Year !!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockDecember 27, 2013 - 10:37 am

    My daughter hand embroidered a lovely little plush throw for me. Very difficult to do a satin stitch on that kind of fabric. I loved it.

    Wonderful card and thanks for the border tip.ReplyCancel

  • Maria A. RodriguezDecember 27, 2013 - 11:09 am

    Oh, so lovely!!!!! The Spellbinders dies are amazing, the colors so sweet but, like you said, you can really choose any color for this card. Thank you for the daily inspiration Becca, you truly are one amazing artist.ReplyCancel

  • DeborahDecember 27, 2013 - 11:10 am

    Your card is just beautiful. Love the pink accent. I just became a follower a couple of weeks ago and love your cards. I love using spellbinders and you give great insight on new ways to use them.
    Thank you

  • OdileDecember 27, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Becca, your card is georgous as usual, I love to receive your posts I always enjoy looking at them and your tips are always useful. Thank you and I am looking for 2014 and your new cards. Have a wonderful dayReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 27, 2013 - 11:31 am

    Absolutely beautiful! So soft, dainty….ReplyCancel

  • Jan PoldervaardDecember 27, 2013 - 11:51 am

    I received many wonderful gifts of clothing from our daughters, but the one that tugged at my heart was a little cross-stitch from my granddaughter of 9 years that said “Grandma, with Love, XOXO”. It was matted and framed, and I have it sitting near my chair. I will treasure that always! JanReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisDecember 27, 2013 - 12:07 pm

    This pink and white card is absolutely lovely ESP with the discovery of the border die. Just makes the heart leap with the fun of it all! Every Christmas is different than any other. This year the whole family was together; laughing, sharing delicious food and thankfully no one was ill. Our little 3 yr old (great grandson) “Spiderman,” throwing out his imaginary webs, added his own contribution to the hilarity. Most of all God’s work of love and grace in us this year was more than the joy any presents can bring.ReplyCancel

  • Anne BDecember 27, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    Such a lovely card and I;m glad you enjoyed the holidays. All the best for 2014 and let’s make it a GOOD one!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie WDecember 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love your way with die cuts. We’re calling this a non-traditional Christmas because it was our first without either of our children with us. However, it was still a great day because my husband and I were able to be together – we realized it’s the first Christmas we’ve opened presents with just the two of us. Since our 29th anniv. is tomorrow, that’s a lot of Christmases. :) While we didn’t spend much on each other, we were able to give each other what we wanted the most. Second only to the gift of God’s Son, the greatest gift I’ve ever received was the gift of my husband.ReplyCancel

  • Laura O ConnorDecember 27, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    wow,,this is so fabulous ,so feminine and georgous ,Laura OReplyCancel

  • Lorraine GouldDecember 27, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    A Blessing you are to me…. Thank you for the inspiration and rekindling my mojo after a wonderful but hectic time. So lovely and I can not get enough pink.:)
    Lorraine from OzReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 27, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Hello Becca!
    We didn’t give presents this year… but gave money to buy whatever you need most !
    This card is beautiful Becca, and its amazing the way you put Dies together
    that I hadn’t even thought off.
    I have pictures of my only Grand-daughter, in Australia, enjoying her 5th Christmas Day. So precious to me!
    So glad you had a lovely day Becca!
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 27, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Becca again you have delighted us with your lovely card and tip, this is just gorgeous thank you so much for all your cards this year. they have given me so much information for my own cards.
    hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleDecember 27, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    Thank you Becca for your regular inspiration! Beautiful card!!!!!!
    I got a much needed recumbent bicycle which meant I could quit going to Physical Therapy (recovering from total knee replacement surgery)….what a delight and definitely a blessing!!!!!

  • suzanne ponceDecember 27, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Breath taking cardReplyCancel

  • Carol SouthernDecember 27, 2013 - 5:22 pm

    So delicate and pretty, it’s gorgeous.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with family. I did too, a great day.
    My birthday has just been so we combined with Christmas and I have ordered a Silhouette Cameo. I am a lucky girl. Looking forward to it coming.
    Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year. I’m looking forward to seeing all your beautiful projects in 2014. I hardly miss a day of visiting, I love your work.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 27, 2013 - 6:00 pm

    Another beautiful card. I love the creative use of the dies in this card. And you can never go wrong with pink and cream – they are always magic in your hands. Thanks so much, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BDecember 27, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    Just getting together as a family is always a great gift!! We just give gifts to children under 18. Then the big kids (adults) get the joy of watching the kids having a good time!ReplyCancel

  • Anna KluytmansDecember 27, 2013 - 6:25 pm

    Becca, An other lovely card it looks so beautiful, I alway love your cards, and I to come here every day just to see what you have made!!
    Christmas was spent with my family, that is the best gift you can get,
    Wishing you all the best health for 2014, and more beautiful cards to admire. CheersReplyCancel

  • Kay LusnakDecember 27, 2013 - 8:27 pm


    Kay in TulsaReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 27, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    WOWZERS! This is absolutely Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 27, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    OMGosh this is a gorgeous card! It just screams girlie, sweet, and love able! I love the ribbon, your bow and the precious pearls. Whomever receives this card is going to feel so extra special and loved!!!ReplyCancel

  • JoyDecember 27, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    I spent most of the holidays in Guatemala babysitting my youngest granddaughter while her mom (my daughter) & dad went to language school. Had a wonderful time with her and eating wonderful new foods. This was an unusual Christmas but loved every minute.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 27, 2013 - 11:05 pm

    No one does it better than you do when it comes to making such a unique die combination that never fails to capture my attention.ReplyCancel

  • LorettaDecember 27, 2013 - 11:35 pm

    Oh how very pretty. Really like the button on the bow. Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year. Thank you for all the hard work you put into the beautiful cards you share with us. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 28, 2013 - 1:24 am

    Really love this and the bow is wonderful – must try and do something similar. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 28, 2013 - 2:16 am

    I absolutely love your card here Becca. It´s soooo beautiful and sooo girly and with 7 granddaughters, that´s what we like around here ha ha ha.
    The best pressies I got is really hard, as I admit, I was sooo spoiled this year, but the 2 best is definitely first one I got from my 9 y.o. granddaughter, which she told she had bought for her very own money (small allowances, she gets for taking the trash out and things like that, so not much she have) but she made an excuse, that with soo little money she couldn´t afford too much, so she had been in a recyclingstore and found a really cute little elf for me, because she know, I love those, and she was a bit worried as it had gone up a bit a few places, but as grandma was soo good with glue, she hoped, I could fix it, which we ofcause did right away, but that gift was given with sooo much love it went right into my heart and will stay there forever.ReplyCancel

  • Kim MDecember 28, 2013 - 2:52 am

    Firstly, I would like to say, it is wonderful to read all the comments here and it lifts my heart, as I have always said it’s the little things that count and you can clearly see that here. I visit your site daily and you inspire me as you do for everyone, with your wonderful gift. I have always been creative (Thanks Mum), and got bitten by the card bug 6 years ago, and this Christmas I got my first ever gifts of dies and a Hougie board. My biggest gift was to have all my family around me, and I would just like to wish everyone a fantastic 2014. Thank you Becca for giving us your time and sharing your talent.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BDecember 28, 2013 - 3:37 am

    Hi Becca. Wow, what a beautiful card. So delicate and pretty. I will be trying to make a copy of it for a dear friend of mine as she lovespink and “girly” things. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • patricia p.December 28, 2013 - 3:44 am

    Becca your cards are always so beautiful. How you come up with such original designs is beyond me.
    I’m happy you had a mellow Christmas and had the gift you’ve wanted for so long.
    In our house we had a peaceful Christmas and that tickled me. Usually there is always some hysteria going on but this was peaceful. It pleased me to no end.
    Our old pet dog is still holding on and we do love him so. That made me very happy too.. I’m at the age now where it’s the simple things that really touch my heart. Love your blog Becca and you’ve always done such beautiful cards. You’re an inspiration to one and all. I still love your tutorials and Becca Bits. LOL.
    take care GB and have a great 2014 with love and prosperity and continued sharing with all of us fans.

  • Lynda BrockDecember 28, 2013 - 3:46 am

    Stunning card Becca I just love this girly pink the bow is beautiful with the button on it and those pearls just makes it special. You inspire me with these lovely cards you share with and in & hopefully in 2014
    Hope you had a lovely festive holiday . Hugs Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 28, 2013 - 4:50 am

    Such a pretty feminine card. You do ribbons and bows to perfection, Becca.
    The children were home and I managed to come up with some ideas for presents for the extended family which seemed to be genuinely loved! Seeing their reactions was just so rewarding.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 28, 2013 - 5:22 am

    Such a beautiful lovely card Becca,you please me with every card you show to us ,
    My best Christmas Present ? Well my 2nd son had a very bad accident at work 2months ago and needed Hospital treatment ,he had to have a brain scan as the front of his head was hurt very badly , however they also found a lump to the back of the head on further inspection, and they could not say if this lump was accident related or not . he had to wait 2 Months for all swellings to go down before he had another scan, Then on Christmas eve the Doctors told him ” the Lump has now Gone and must have been caused when he fell on his back ,so banging the back of the head , So this is my best Christmas present of all, all the stress and the worry has been lifted , he is coming over tomorrow with his two lovely little children, we will have dinner and play board games . Yes God is Good and i feel blessed .

    Enjoy the rest of the Holidays Becca .
    Take Care
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • RufusDecember 28, 2013 - 7:23 am

    Loved the masculine card and this pretty feminine one. Happy to hear that you got to spend time with your youngest daughter and found the perfect gift under your tree. I got to spend the holiday’s with my parents so it was just what I wanted. Happy New Year, Beccca!

  • Marilyn ClarkDecember 28, 2013 - 8:42 am

    ALL OF YOUR CARDS ARE AWESOME. Glad you enjoyed Christmas with your family.ReplyCancel

  • CraftysusanDecember 28, 2013 - 9:55 am

    What a beautiful card Becca. I wish I had a fraction of your talent. xxReplyCancel

  • PeggyGeeDecember 28, 2013 - 9:55 am


    As always, thank you for the beautiful designs and inspiration. Maybe in 2014, I will be able to produce one-one hundredth of what you do.
    Keep on bringing us your gorgeous creations.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 28, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    How neat to be able to use some left overs in your card, lovely touch!!
    So glad you were able to spend a wonderful Christmas this year. Our daughter is heading home today and we get her and her hubby through the new year!!ReplyCancel

  • LaceladyDecember 28, 2013 - 2:30 pm

    I did have some lovely presents, but the best was having my family around me for the day. I’m looking forward to 2014, I am sick of 2013, had a lot of ailments throughout the year, and I’ve had enough.ReplyCancel

  • AnaDecember 28, 2013 - 10:53 pm

    OMG Becca. what a beautiful card!! The best gift I received for Christmas was having my two kids with me and going to church with them. Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • Val JonesDecember 29, 2013 - 3:23 am

    It’s such a pleasure to look at your work. I’m in awe with what you do and look forward to what you have for us in 2014.
    Having my family with me at Christmas was the best gift ever.
    Take care.
    Love Val in Spain xReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 29, 2013 - 7:44 am

    Hi Becca, What a gorgeous card, as always your cards are truly elegant and beautiful, I love the fabulous tip and the borders look stunning.
    My best Christmas pressie was a Christmas design ‘onesie’, I loved it so much that I wore it to Church for the 8am service, with my ‘poodle’ coat over the top, it was lovely and warm, although I did get a bit of a ‘look’ from the Vicar, but she had to laugh haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 29, 2013 - 7:46 am

    Becca, what a beautiful card & thanks for the tip on using the extra pieces.
    The best thing I had for Christmas was my whole family was here. My youngest daugther drove 5 hours & arrived on Christmas Eve at about 7 pm. She had to leave on Christmas day at 6:30pm. Even though it was short we were glad she came. My grandchildren were so cute & gave us little things from them. Tonight we have a christmas party with the extended family.Very excited to see all my nieces & nephews. Only 1 nephew will not be here because he is the service in the middle east.ReplyCancel

  • Crafty.EileenDecember 29, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    I love this card Becca, so sweet!
    Pleased to hear you had a lovely Christmas, we did too with our family.
    Now we are looking forward to New Year and another lovely dinner with family.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Janina BeckettDecember 30, 2013 - 3:35 am

    stunning card.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 30, 2013 - 4:14 am

    Good morning Becca from a rainy Central Scotland,
    Oh i do like it when you go into pretty mode. Your card today is so beautiful and i know just the person for it. I will have to look through my dies and see if i can make something similar for my old dear friend.
    You make some of the most beautiful cards i have ever seen and you share them with us, thank you. Today’s card is you at your finest i think and to the last wee bit of the button with the flower and rhinestone added to the middle.
    Can i just say to Elaine H that i am so glad she got the best Christmas present of all in her son being given the all clear. That in it’s self is worth all the riches on this earth, it’s like a whole new beginning for him. ENJOY.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)ReplyCancel

  • Evelyn BDecember 30, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    What a beautiful frilly card – love it! ThanksReplyCancel

  • CynthiaDecember 31, 2013 - 11:15 am

    Becca, this is a beautiful card! I especially love the Buntings and Buttons die from Justrite. Thank you, for the inspiration! CynthiaReplyCancel

  • GraciellieDecember 31, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Thanks for a year of inspiration in cardmaking. I genuinely enjoyed it. Specially since I had stopped making cards and in part because of you, I remembered how great it feels to design and create. Thanks for that.

    May the Lord continue blessing you and yours in 2014.ReplyCancel

  • CazzyDecember 31, 2013 - 5:30 pm

    Becca the card is beautiful, and how clever to notice that shape, serendipity indeed!

    Cazzy xReplyCancel

  • terriavidreaderDecember 31, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    Just lovely. You constantly amaze me with what beautiful creations you make!ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 31, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    Happy New Year sweet Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SandraJanuary 1, 2014 - 1:24 am

    Love the card Becca….and my fingers can’t click fast enough to get to the JustRite Papercraft site! Such a pretty set.ReplyCancel

  • Conny van BruggenJanuary 1, 2014 - 1:31 am

    Goedemorgen Becca, allereerst de beste wensen voor 2014. Ik volg je blog reeds geruime tijd, wat een inspiratie ben je voor mij. Door jou kaarten en manier van kaarten maken zijn langzaam aan mijn kaarten aan het veranderen. Helaas is het soms jammer om in Nederland aan de juiste materialen te komen, tenzij je ze importeert, maar dan wordt de hobby onbetaalbaar. Iedere dag kijk ik uit naar je berichten en creaties. Met vriendelijke groet, je blog fan Conny.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BizjakJanuary 1, 2014 - 8:09 am

    Happy New Year and what a wonderful way to start. Love the cards and the fantastic blog candy.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta TJanuary 1, 2014 - 9:52 am

    I love everything you make I want to try and get my projects DONE this year ! :)ReplyCancel

  • La VonneJanuary 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Your cards are amazing!
    God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Donna JamesJanuary 1, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Iave subscribed to tour blog, y tube and interest for so long. You are my favorite and I aspire to create the paper crafts that you do! The coming year will be the launch of my new business on Etsy which will be called DazzlingDDesigns. I will finally make the big step of selling my cards. Spellbinders is my favorite die!!!I wish you much success in the coming year.ReplyCancel

  • adrienneJanuary 1, 2014 - 9:11 pm

    thank you Becca for the year of beautiful work and sharing your knowledge. I have gotten so much out of it.
    Have a happy and healthy year filled with smiles and love

  • Linda CarsonJanuary 1, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    Stunning beauty!ReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 2, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Becca thank you very the loveliness you bring to us. You have brought Stamping to a whole level! Blessing Dear OneReplyCancel

  • LindaJanuary 2, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    OOOPPS I meant to say Thank you for all the loveliness you bring to us. You brought Stamping and card making to a whole new level . Again BlessingsReplyCancel