Spellbinders | Holiday 2019 by Becca Feeken | Blog hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome back, my crafty friends!! Sorry been MIA a little bit – was busy with work for my day job, so could not keep up with crafting. Finally I got to be back and I am so happy!!

Today I am thrilled to be participating in Holiday 2019 Blog Hop featuring the gorgeous creations by one of my favorite designers Becca Feeken. And yes, there is a giveaway, so keep reading till the end :-)

You should have come here from the beautiful space of Jean. For a full list of all stops in this hop, keep reading.

I saw several examples of using the Vignettes series of dies to create 3D cards with several layers. You can see Becca herself put one together here. So I decided to do something different – I created a shaped card. :-)

I used a regular A2 sized card and aligned the largest outline die from Grand Holiday Cabinet set so that the two cutting edges on the sides were outside the edges of the card. That way it cut only the top and bottom parts. This formed the base of my shaped card.

I cut out the front white panel by layering all the following at once on a white cardstock panel.

  • The largest outline die,
  • The inside intricate design panel and
  • The center panel from Reindeer Prance Layering Set

I used washi tape to hold these together.

I wanted a little bit of the platinum / copper mirrored cardstock details to peek through the white panel. However, the center piece has five strings of light. When I tried to do an identical cutting on the mirrored cardstock and layering it, it was missing a string from one of the openings, because well – 5 strings = 6 openings! This is where I did some clever.

First I cut the copper mirrored cardstock exactly like the outer front panel. Next I used the outline die from Reindeer Prance Layering Set to separate the center piece from rest of the panel. I also used the same string of lights die to cut one more string. That gave me 6 string to go in between each of the 5 strings of light on outside panel :-)

Once all these pieces were ready, I assembled my card by carefully layering each piece exactly as I wanted and trimmed the excess from both sides of my card.

For the sentiment, I used a dimensional sticker (that came in Spellbinders Card kit of the month for Nov 2018). To deck it up a little more, I used the Poinsettia dies from Ornament Glimmer Hot Foil die and hot foil plate. I used several different pieces of cardstock including the same copper mirrored one (btw, this also came in Spellbinders card kit for this month).

And just because I did not have enough bling on this card (?!), I added a gem in the center of the flower and tucked in a couple of swirlies – the negative pieces from the copper die cut, to the flower cluster.

Do let me know what you think of this idea in the comments below and also for your chance to win a giveaway :-)


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

If you want to start over, you should go to Spellbinders blog. Here’s the full list of all blogs for you to check out:


Becca Feeken

Hussena Calcuttawala

Bibi Cameron

Amy Rysavy

Jean Manis

Varada Sharma <- You are here

Pam Sparks

Melody Rupple

Karin Åkesdotter



For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Also, just so you know the textured cardstock that I used on most of my cards come from Spellbinders card kit. #valueformoney for sure.


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Comments on Spellbinders | Holiday 2019 by Becca Feeken | Blog hop + Giveaway

  1. Lori says:

    So I think I get how you did the string of lights piece? I will just have to experiment because I love how your card came out! thank You for the inspiration!

  2. MaryH. says:

    I love the cards and thanks for tip on alternating the strings of lights! I bought so many of the “Deer Santa Clipboard Stickers” – nice to see them in use.

  3. Patricia E Smith says:

    Love the way you did these cards. .They have given me ideas on how I can do some cards in the near future.

  4. Maria Shehan says:

    Like this Christmas card very lovely

    1. Mary Sanders MacFadyen says:

      I really like your card. Clever girl cutting out a second set of lights to equal the correct number of spaces. Looks lovely. I also am prone to use negative and extra bits to dress up cards. Your poinsettias are a perfect addition.

  5. Becky Green says:

    OH YES! I LOVE to find ways to use the negative pieces on my cards too! It’s a shame not to! LOL Your card came out LOVELY, Varada! LOVE your color choices & the banner added & your Poinsettia!!! ;)<3

  6. Anneleise Hampson says:

    What a lovely Christmas card to send someone this upcoming holiday season.

  7. Debbi Smith says:

    Love the alternating sting of lights. Gorgeous card.

  8. Yo Glenn says:

    Becca Feeken is also one of my favorite designers and what you did with her designs is amazing.

  9. beccab33324 says:

    This is just stunning! Love all the mirror cardstock you used with these pretty dies.

  10. Debra S says:

    Beautiful card and very clever.

  11. SuzzieQY says:

    Just an unique card.

  12. Connie says:

    Beautiful! These dies are amazing. I am so enjoying seeing how you use them to make such gorgeous cards.

  13. Marisela Delgado says:

    Beautiful card

  14. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The Poinsettia looks wonderful on your elegant card. Nice layers!

  15. Greta H says:

    Love this! One of my favorites in the hop!

  16. Gorgeous! I love the elegant dies and the great poinsettia!

  17. mjmarmo says:

    Simply stunning!

  18. Patricia Brown says:

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Jeanne Beam says:

    Beautiful card! Love the red poinsettia….
    Thanks for sharing…

  20. Beautiful card. I love the layering.
    The poinsettia is gorgeous.
    thanks for shasring

  21. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous details and embellishments! Love your elegant card! Awesome dies and the poinsettia is so beautiful!

  22. What an awesome card this is!! So elegant and beautiful! :)

  23. noraln44 says:

    What a gorgeous card!! I love the metallic foil you used.

  24. Beverly Jordan says:

    You are so clever to align the lights in a different way and add to them! Great take using this new die!

  25. Beverly Jordan says:

    Great take using this new die and changing the direction and amount of the lights!

  26. Kirsty says:

    Great card. I love the new products! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Dana M says:

    Beautiful, elegant and perfectly festive card – gorgeous design!

  28. JM Nus says:

    Simply stunning card!

  29. Andre M. says:

    Gorgeous design for this card, love the poinsettia!

  30. Artconquers says:

    Such a beautiful Christmas card.. Great design..

  31. Connie says:

    Hi Varada :) I really like the way that you unified your card with the copper color!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  32. Sue D says:

    Beautiful–love the flower.

  33. Jenny N says:

    Gorgeous Christmas card, love the poinsettias.

  34. Annette Reed says:

    Beautiful card. I like the way you offset the foil strands. Great idea to use the swirls to accent the poinsettia. It looks great. Love this!

  35. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the banner and the gold/red pointsettia- they really pop off the white background!

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