Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Card

It snowed on the very first day of spring here in Maryland. I was much disgruntled about it. The winters are so very tough for us mamas with little kids at home. And this one seemed harsher than others in the past. I'm barely hanging onto my sanity. Come this time of year, it all wears so very thin. Good thing there's hope. A few more weeks. I can do anything for a few more weeks.

Out of protest on March 20th, and just to make myself feel better, I made this spring card for my gardening mom. Because the hope just knowing that warm weather, flowers, and sunshine are right around the corner is something that needs to be celebrated!

I had lots of fun here. Ever since I saw the Comic Strip Cover Plate die, I wanted to use those defined spaces to house all sort of stamped elements. So I did that here. I even rearranged them to match my card design more.

I used a sentiment from Spring Hills stamp set. And in doing so, it dawned on me that the combination of these defined rectangles and the various images in the Hills Collection would make some really cute cards. Hope to get a chance to do that here soon.

The rest of the supplies are listed below. Here's hoping spring comes your way soon!


Stamps: Garden Variety, Quilted: Spring, Spring Hills, Beautiful Butterflies, Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Quilted Spring, Comic Strip Cover Plate, Garden Variety
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White


  1. All I can say is Holy Wow!!!!

  2. Erin, I love this card! I know what you mean about the snow! I am done with it and the cold temps! Things will warm up soon, and as a bonus, tax season will be over by the time things warm up!

  3. Love the way you've 'rearranged' the comic strip cover plate. Now I'm wondering how you did that!!
    I bought the cover plate die in order to create a colour blocked look, but I'm intrigued with your design..