Wednesday, February 8

Faith Over Fear


Kathy has created an inspiring slimline card using one of the images from the La Femme set of digital stamps. As always, she has beautifully decorated the inside of the card, combining two of the sentiments from the same set.


Monday, February 6

Faith Over Fear

I've used one of the images from the La Femme set to create this wrap around card. The base has been double embossed with both embossing powder and an embossing folder for a fabulous, shiny finish. Last month I made a similar card using the Popping In set of digital stamps. Here's a little TUTORIAL for those who are interested.


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Saturday, February 4

A Day At The Beach


These two fabulous cards were created by Carla, using the new Beachside Bliss digital collection. Both creations feature kraft cardstock, a staple in most card maker's supplies as it teams so well with other colours, as you can see from the wonderful background on Carla's first card. It's also reminiscent of natural places making it perfect for woodland and beachside themes.


Thursday, February 2

January Winners

Congratulations to the January Challenge Winners!
Faith A, Pam Sebring and Pamela Duncan
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Wednesday, February 1

New In Store


Our latest digital designs

Beachside Bliss
digital stamps


La Femme
digital stamps

February Challenge


Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 28th of February 2023 (AEST).


To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges.
This month it's a Flip-A-Coin challenge!


PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of February 2023 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
  • At the end of the month three different random winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place.
  • To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is redeemable for digital stamps in the Beccy's Place online store.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes.

Monday, January 30

Sunshine and Flowers


Cynthia has created a beautiful piece of wall art using the flowers from the new Art of Friendship digital stamp set. She printed the image onto a large sheet of watercolour paper, coloured with distress inks and then mounted the painting onto a printed sheet of burlap.


Cynthia also made a beautiful card with a matching tag that would be perfect for a friend's birthday or other important occasion.

Saturday, January 28

Birthday Bears


What's a birthday party without a couple of bears popping in to join the celebrations?! Karin has flipped one of the digital images in the Popping In set to create a frame around the central panel of her card. Flipping, resizing, skewing and recolouring are just some of the reason we love digital stamps!


Thursday, January 26

Store Credit Issue

We're currently having an issue with store credit when attempting to check out. The support team for the online store is working on the problem, but in the meantime, here is a work-around for those attempting to make purchases with store credit:

1. Place the digital stamps you want in your cart and head to the checkout.

2. Sign in as usual and select your billing address.

3. Uncheck the "Apply store credit to order" box, this should allow the other payment methods to appear.

4. Select the "Direct Deposit" option by clicking in the corresponding circle.

5. Now go back and check the "Apply store credit to order" box. This should activate the "Place Order" button and allow you to finalise your order using your store credit.


Selected, retired digital stamps at an incredibly low price for just 48 hours.
No rainchecks. No repeats.

Simple Sentiments
digital stamps

Tuesday, January 24

Tutorial - Slimline Cards


Slimline cards have become very popular recently and with good reason. They're super easy to make, appropriate for any occasion and can be altered for most card-making styles. There are no hard and fast rules for making slimline cards, just a few things to consider regarding envelopes, decorations and size ratios.


I find it easiest to think about my envelope before deciding on the overall size of my slimline card. Most countries will have a business size envelope that corresponds with the standard paper size for letter-writing. In Australia, our standard paper size is A4 and our business envelopes are DL.

If you don't like making your own envelopes, it's a great idea to size your slimline card to fit one of the standard sizes. For A4, you'll need to remove about 1/3 of the length, which is approximately 10cm.


I find business envelopes, and therefore business-sized cards, a little large for my liking and prefer to have a smaller card and make my own envelope. A good ratio for slimline cards is 1:2, which means the height is half the measurement of the length. To make that super simple, just cut a square of cardstock and fold it in half! Mine is 6" square, which creates a folded card measuring 3" x 6".


To decorate, I have used one image layered multiple times across a sheet of cardstock. You could also use a very tall or long image, or a series of die cuts, multiple frames, a big ribbon bow... just about anything really.


Trim the image panel to fit the front of your slimline card and add any extra embellishments to finish. I secured some scrap pieces of chipboard to the back of the panel for a little more dimension and weight, then added a sheer ribbon and some glittery stickles.


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Sunday, January 22

Hooray!

I've tucked this not-so-little lady behind a frame I created with red and black cardstock. The frame was mounted on chipboard before I added it to the card, giving it some extra dimension and making it look a bit like a door.


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