Thursday, February 23, 2017


My cards today were inspired by this card by Lydia Evans.  I don't own the dies or the flowers she used, so I went hunting through my Hero Arts stuff and came up with lots of little flowers and quite a large die that I thought would work.

What a good time I had playing with different colors and stamps!!  I actually made two die cuts using various Hero Arts colors and stamps.  The "happy" die cut was popped up on some fun foam (so good to use up some of those small pieces I've saved!).  The tiny sentiments were stamped in HA black and clear embossed.  After playing around a bit with the arrangement, decided to add the stitched frame and a few Nuvo jewel drops.  Two very CAS cards - lots of "white" space and one focal point.

Hero Arts Stamp & Cut: DC150, DC130, DC149
Hero Arts Inks: Sea Glass, Butter Bar, Cornflower, Field Greens, Pale Tomato - pinks that were in MMH kits, Intense Black
Sorry I don't know the manufacturer of the "happy" die.
MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames
Nuvo Jewel Drops-Rosewater

The challenge at A Blog Named Hero this month is CAS and you still have time to enter here - challenge closes on 26 February. 

I am also entering this The Paper Players challenge which is to use a sentiment as the focal point.

Thanks for visiting today and love to read  your kind comments.


  1. Oh wow--that card of Lydia's is gorgeous & I love how you used that inspiration to make these wonderful cards, Betty! So unique for a wedding card & would be so fun to use the bride's color combo--great idea!

    1. Congrats on the shout out at ABNH!

  2. I saw that video too Betty, and vowed I'd give it a try, still not got around to it! I LOVE your versions, they look so sweet! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. Oh, these are gorgeous....love you stamping with the flowers and how happy pops up

  4. Two fab cards, Betty! Just love the floral die cut - so springy!!

  5. LOVE the small flowers used for your die-cut sentiments. Great way to use all those small stamps that come with sets and are rarely used! Both cards are so pretty, fresh ... spring-like! :) xx

  6. Both so sweet, love the flowery die cuts!

  7. Betty, what a beautiful idea using floral pattern to die cut the word! Love the creativity. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT

  8. What a great CAS card, Betty! I love the sentiment cut from patterned paper and all the white space. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  9. so pretty Betty. Love the little flowers

  10. Wonderful take on Lydia's pretty card! Well done Betty :-)

  11. Fabulous take on Lydia's card. Such wonderful colors.

  12. LOVE your design!!! Such a cool idea on how you did the die cut happy, and I really like the colors you chose. Tfs, & congrats on being featured at A Blog Named Hero! :) ~ Andrea

  13. Beautiful take on Lydia's card, Betty! I love your choice of flowers and die cut sentiment, and your CAS design is just perfect!

  14. CONGRATS on your well deserved shout out at ABNH!