What a lovely way to start a Monday! Making a card for a friend with the Lovely Words die!

It wasn’t by accident that I chose this die. It’s the first day of a new challenge at Global Design Projects, and we were to “case” the designer. As you can see, I didn’t stray far from Allison’s design, but I did make it my own.



The pink and green color combination was given to me by the Paper Players challenge. And, since it’s a favorite combo of mine, I was excited to use it. The addition of silver was not something I would have normally used, but I really liked it.


I began by stamping the leaf from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set with Pear Pizzzazz ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock. Then, I ran this through the Big Shot using the Lovely Words die, “friend.” Next, I used three dies from the Eclectic Layers set to cut the Pink Pirouette flower and the Silver Foil leaf. I added some texture to the silver leaf with the Softly Falling embossing folder. I added more Silver Foil by using the Layering Oval dies to make a frame for the “friend” oval.


With the help of the SIX die cuts, it was a very simple card to make. And, this brought a third challenge to mind. Since Happy Little Stamper’s challenge is “anything goes with dies,” I think it qualifies.

Thank you to all the designers and challenges for my inspiration!