This Hugs for You – Pretty Borders that Say What You Mean

Hi there, Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace here today to share a card that says what it means. A sweet word here and a sweet word there are always enough to make someones day!

I used the new Graceful Sweet Words border to do exactly that. By cutting with the Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker tool, I was able to arrange the words in the border to be front and center, framing my sentiment, and highlighting the word ‘Hugs’! Now, no one ever said that a frame has to be exactly identical on all four sides so today I show you how to change it up just a little bit by adding a sweet valance.

Let me show you how the card is made:

Instructions:
1.  Start out with 6″ x 6″ Kraft Card Base.
2.  Layer a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Vintage Pink panel on top of a 5-5/8″ x 5 5/8″ Pink Matting Layer using foam tape
3.  Stamp sentiment on Design Paper cut to 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″

4.  Adhere stamped Design Paper on top of Vintage Pink Panel
5. Cut four borders from S4-704 Graceful Sweet Words and trim to 1.5″ from top.

6.  Using S6-112 Graceful 6 x 6 Frame Maker, center the words hugs as shown.
7.  Tape down border on all four sides then run through PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform to cut all four borders at the same time.

8.  Reassemble border right side down taping each miter.  Adhere border to card with foam tape.

9.  Emboss a cream panel using SES-007 Floral Embossing Folder.
10. Place S5-181 A2 Bracket Borders One diagonal across panel and cut, trim to 1.5″
11. Adhere A2 Bracket Borders One on top of S4-593 Art Deco – Deco Duality and trim ends.

12. Adhere panel to top of card and add ribbon.

One little border will wrap it all up with a hug!  So there you have it! 

Sending hugs!  
Becca Feeken – www.amazingpapergrace.com

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Products Used:
Quietfire Design Rubber Stamp, 3M Foam Tape, Score Board, Ruler, Paper Trimmer, Ribbon, Tulle Flowers, Pearls, Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Becca Feeken
Becca Feeken comes from a long line of crafty folks who made things out of necessity; for Becca, it's a lifestyle. As a child she was never bored. She loved to learn and used every possible waking moment to create.
  • christi

    becca, this is gorgeous. I need to get the frame cutting border thing. it’s on my wish list.

    • Christi, it’s really as simple as pie – I think you will enjoy it 🙂

    • Becca Feeken

      Christi, it’s really as simple as pie – I think you would enjoy it! Right now it’s a making my cardmaking so easy 🙂

  • Doreen Ritchie

    This a fabulous card, really beautiful, as are all your cards

    • Becca Feeken

      Thanks so much Doreen! This one was so easy!

  • Mickey M.

    Becca– thanks do much for the Hugs card tutorial. So very helpful. Hope you can do more of these. One question– should steps 9&10 be reversed? If you emboss the cream panel and then trim, wouldn’t the embossing then be flattened out?

    • Becca Feeken

      Hey Mickey, I’m a visual learner too so I do think I’ll be doing more step outs here. In answer to your question, I tried it both ways and liked the emboss first, cut with die second but then my machine didn’t flatten out the embossing too much. If your machine flattens out the embossing, then I’d definitely die cut first and then emboss second. Good eye girl!!

  • Di Brown

    Hi Becca, Another stunning card, it is fantastic with the hugs border I am going to have to get the Frame Maker for sure I really like the mitred look. I love the colours you use and the way you mix them. Thanks for the inspiration and your sharing.

    • Becca Feeken

      Di, thank you for the kind words! I like the mitered look too but it’s the ease of putting things together that sure had me at hello I was so tickled that the Hug Border worked so well!

  • Sandy Artman

    Hi, Becca,
    This is definitely a card that I would make with my new frame maker! The valance really finished it off beautifully. Thank you for the bonus of a tutorial – extra work for you but so appreciated (visual learner satisfaction!) Thank you!

    • Becca Feeken

      I’m grinning like a cheshire cat right now Sandy! Yes, I’m so visual too! Let me know how it goes with the Frame Maker and you must post some of the things you are making!!

  • Sara Alford

    I CAN ABSOLUTELY DO THAT. YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE. I’ve ALREADY MADE TWO CARDS USING THE FRAME MAKER. ONE CAME OUT WITH A CIRCLE ON THE INSIDE WHEN I USED ONE OF MY OTHER DIES THAT YOU DESIGNED. I HAVE THE HUGS BORDER DIE AND CAN’T WAIT TO USE IT ON THIS CARD. THANK YOU SO MUCH BECCA, FOR GIVING US SAMPLES USING YOUR COLLECTION. LOVE IT! HUGS, SARA

    • Becca Feeken

      Hey Sara! Be sure to send me a link so that I can see what you’re making. It sounds awesome!! I have many more samples on the way 🙂

      • Sara Alford

        Oh Becca, I’m truly flattered that you would want to see what I have done. Frankly, I may not have mentioned that I made the two cards in early December before I had the actual frame maker nor all of the dies in your collection. I’m embarrassed to say that, I used the larger 5 x 7 Elegant Labels 4 die and marked the corners to mitre. I cut two and only used the top and bottom matching up the four corners.
        I have a scan of my sample, unfinished, but don’t know how to send it to you. The second card I made using your idea to mitre the corners was with the Tuscany strip. I am so happy to have your collection and the frame maker. It is so much easier and truly precise using the border dies and frame maker die cut.

        • Oh Sara, I can’t wait to see 🙂 Do you post your work online? If so pop over to my blog and send me a link through my contact tab. If they are not posted anywhere, simply send me a message through my tab and I’ll give you an email address you can upload the pictures to. They sound wonderful!!

  • Vicky Restelli Schmidt

    Love this card. It is perfect for any occasion especial for someone who needs
    A little love.
    Vicky

    • Becca Feeken

      And we all need a little love sometimes 🙂 I love those occasions too Vicki!

  • Chelsea Johnson

    Becca, you are such a creative genius. What a pretty card this is!! Love the look of the “Hugs” border you have created. And thanks for the excellent walk-through on how you constructed this beauty.

    • Becca Feeken

      Hey Chelsea, thank you! I’m so loving the tools we get use – makes life easy like this!! I had made samples with all the others, but I think the Hugs border has a special place in my heart….

  • Penny R Gillespie

    Love this card, the valance is not something I would have thought of, but is so pretty, will have to try it. The frame maker has been on my wish list for some time now, ever since I saw it on Create and Craft,but they sold out before I had a chance to order it. Will have to get it for sure now. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards!!

    • Becca Feeken

      Hi Penny, just thought the valance would change things up a little bit. So glad you like and thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you get what you wish for!!

  • Ann

    Hi Becca,
    Love the “Hug” border but got the frame maker and some of the other borders as soon as I could. Didn’t think of how the Hug border would be used until I see this. OMG, it is so awesome but then the Queen of Hugs would have to come up with the border itself, plus show us how to use it. YOU ARE AMAZING! Everytime you come out with another amazing card such as this, I have go and buy the dies I don’t have! I love this one! I love them all, are you kidding me? Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Ann Robbins

    • Becca Feeken

      Sweet Ann, thank you so much, as always – you are so kind! I hope you will share what you’re making with the Frame Maker – links please, Missy 🙂

  • Pam TAS

    Hi Becca can’t wait to get the frame maker ……. Love this card you make
    everything look so easy thank you for this tutorial you have done well as always.
    Hugs all around and a pretty Becca bow what more could we ask for you
    are so loved by us all thank you PamXXX

    • Becca Feeken

      Hi Pam 🙂 You know I met some of your friends who had flown half way around the world! I hugged them so they could pass it along to you! A squeeze and a hug for you and praying you are doing well!!