New Video with a little hero and Day of Giving Friday (a day late) :-)

Hi there friends, reality conspired yesterday.  My computer would not crunch through the video and even though my voice is back, I still wasn’t feeling up to par.  I’ve learned, everything doesn’t happen in my time, so I let go.  Today is another day and I have a new little hero to introduce :-)  I hope you enjoy the video and I hope it will make you brave enough to try the things you think you cannot do.

Designer Tip:  Make sure you allow time for your flower petals to dry.  Here are three ways:

  • You can let them air dry.
  • You can use a heat gun.
  • You can dry them by batches in your oven set to 200 degress for about 7 minutes*.  This is the method I use and it makes the paper I use feel like eggshells.  I use Neenah Classic Crest 80 lb Smooth Solar White Paper

**Disclaimer – Use oven at your own risk, never leave oven unattended, not appropriate for unattended children.

Day of Giving – Friday er, Saturday
It’s no coincidence that I’m pulling a spring look in my cards – I adore spring and get one of my greatest inspiration pushes right after winter when the relentless teasing of spring begins.  I give in and start to think about the holidays and occasions coming up.  Mothers Day is high on the list and we have two months to consider what we’ll make!  I’m sharing a card with some of my favorite older templates – Spellbinders Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight Spellbinders Elegant Labels FourSpellbinders Classic Ovals SM, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags. If you are new to my blog, I love to create hinged cards that have the same shape on the front as on the back – this is an often asked question so if you are curious, I have a tutorial —–> HERE
The signals of spring
In the mean time, today is Day of Giving Friday Saturday (we’ll be back to Friday next week).  If you’re not familiar with Day of Giving Friday, every Friday I give away a card to a reader who leaves a comment – here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.    For your comment today – What is your sure sign signal that spring has arrived?  What does it inspire you to do?

Thanks for stopping by today – what do you think of my hero?  Dig in your stash and give it a try!!


  • Carol RossouwFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:06 pm

    LOL! Here is Africa we’re moving towards Autumn and Winter, but a sure sign of Spring where I live is the sun shining earlier in the morning and not having to wear my jersey! Glad you’re feeling better xxReplyCancel

  • DottieFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Beautiful card with the lavender and ribbon. Sorry you’ve been sick…i have the throat thing too…not fun but can’t stare at it or you feel sicker! Signs of spring may be the cabin fever even my cat is exhibiting by following me around wanting to be entertained. She can’t go outside in a foot of snow so mamas the next best thing! We’re all pushing thru it with more sunny days too as a promise of more to come. Time to get cracking in the artroom!ReplyCancel

  • CHRISTINE MILLERFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    The first WARM baseball game is what tells me spring has really come to stay!ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.~TexasFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    70 deg. temperatures, daffodils are in bloom and mowing the grass besides starting to plant veggie seeds.
    Spring inspires me to work outside and getting my hands dirtyReplyCancel

  • Barbara GFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:32 pm

    I am feeling the spring today in Oklahoma. It is to be 74 degrees today. Hubby and I sat on our porch to eat lunch and he also had grilled the meat. I found one daffodil peeking out calling “spring” to me!

    Beautiful card today!

    Barbara GReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    I think your Hero is just Fantastic Becca, thank you for the Video and Tutorial.
    We have Snowdrops in the garden and the daffodils are in bud.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • christiFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:37 pm

    for me it’s when the flowers begin to bloom. we live at the base of a small hill and it’s nice to watch the blooms roll down the hill. this year we had our Bradford pear tree removed so I guess spring won’t get all the way down the hill this year. :)ReplyCancel

  • Anita BraddockFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    Beautiful flower’s Love the card. when I know Spring has come is when I have new foliage on my Hydrangea and other flowers. thanks for the video on how to make your flower. HugsReplyCancel

  • Dorothy HarrisonFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    Wonderful video if a bit disappointing as I don’t have the machine or dies (and they aren’t in the budget right now). BUT I see the idea working with other flower petal dies!!

    Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RaquelFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:40 pm

    Hi Becca

    What a beautiful card I love the lavender ribbon (my favorite color. Thank you for sharing the video it does help so much especially when learning something new. I am one that learns with visual and able to stop the and go back if need. Hope you get feeling better as the days go by. I know spring is just around the corner as some trees and flowers have tiny little buds. Here in Colorado the month of March is when we get most of our snow so hopefully the trees and flowers do not suffer the snowfall too much. Have a good weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:41 pm

    Beautiful card, as always. I love hinged cards but sometimes, it’s difficult to get the die to cut through two layers! Signs of Spring are the daffodils blooming and because of our mild weather lately, they have come up early, then we get a frost, so confusing everyone, including the spring flowers! With the weather warming up, it means we can leave that extra layer off when walking along the beach and enjoying the fresh air.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • BernieFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:42 pm

    Hi Becca,
    Thank you for this great tip. I have been making more paper flowers. I have made a small bridal bouquet for my niece’s shower and and an arrangement in a crystal compote for another niece. I have such fun and your tip just gives me another choice for variation. Beautiful work, as usual. Thanks for pasting.
    Bernie KReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:48 pm

    The springtime signal for me is when the daffodils, hyacinths and muscari appear in my garden. They have been there for many many years as a chapel once stood where my house is now. When clearing the garden we found a wall left when the chapel was demolished. We were very lucky to find photos of the old chapel and we now have them hanging on the wall in our home.
    A beautiful card, Becca, I must use this die more often.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:50 pm

    A sure sign of spring is when the red wing black birds arrive back in Canada. It inspires to spend more time outdoors and start spring cleaning ChristineReplyCancel

  • Diane Lynne ClemenFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:56 pm

    Wow, I never thought to use my measuring spoons. I’m going to look through my utensil drawer for other “heroes”. Great video. For me a sign that spring is coming is when the Phillies go to Clearwater, Florida for Spring Training. Play Ball!!!

    Glad you are felling better. It’s terrible to be sick, especially at wintertime.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanFebruary 27, 2016 - 2:59 pm

    What a pretty mothers day card… spring..when the flowers start to bloom…the trees start to bulb as well…thanks for sharing…ReplyCancel

  • Edna BurgessFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful video of how you make your flowers with a measuring spoon. Such a clever idea as I hate embossing them with the stylus. Will definitely try this. So beautiful. EdnaReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    When we lived in West Texas, a sure sign of Spring was the mesquite tree budding out.
    Becca, Thank you so much for all you do for your fans.ReplyCancel

  • Linda KFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:12 pm

    I know spring is near when the volunteer viola start to bloom. Love the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Linda SFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Spring has come to my neck of the woods when the trees start showing leaf buds, the birds start returning and the glorious bulbs start erupting from the earth (also my husband starts getting the RV ready) and of course snow tires come off! The video is so helpful with the technique as well is showing the actual size of the flowers. Guess I’m going to have to purchase a set of measuring spoons for the craft room, lol! Your card is so beautiful . . . I do love the soft feminine design.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie Dev.February 27, 2016 - 3:13 pm

    Brilliant idea using the spoons. I haven’t liked using a ball tool for the bigger flowers as I don’t get it looking very even. Love this die and definitely need it Thanks as usual for all the lovely things you do.ReplyCancel

  • DianeFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:18 pm

    WOW, what a great flower, good on you Becca you come up with some great ideas, love the Mothers’ day card as I love all you cards.ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:19 pm

    Love your hinged cards. Any mother would be so happy to get this card for Mother’s Day. Another beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Diane AFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Great video, can’t wait to try my hero spoons on my next flower creations. My first sign of spring is when I see the blooms on our Santa Rosa Plum tree, its time to make some flowery “Spring is Here” cards.ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Usually when the crocuses start coming up, it tells me spring is near. A little warmer weather and more like before darkness is also a good sign. I love this die, I’m would love to have this card. Any card of yours Becca is a treasure.ReplyCancel

  • VeldaFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:31 pm

    What a great tip for flower making! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordFebruary 27, 2016 - 3:35 pm

    OH, the SUN, the SUN!
    Spring comes to my house with green Hyacinth petals peeking above the dirt..the SUN is so welcome here in New Jersey. The snow may still be present, but can be overlooked when the hint of the dogwood buds begin to swell. Spring will be late this year, but much anticipated.

    Your beautiful hinged card is so delicate and perfect for a Mom.
    Thank you again for sharing. Sending healing hugs, SaraReplyCancel

  • Carol H.February 27, 2016 - 3:47 pm

    A sure sign of spring is seeing the almost daily progression of the trees beginning to bud out and my daffodils sunny faces. Spring is happening here in north Texas! And, wow, you are a genius! Never would’ve guessed a spoon was your hero! Love your card, and the flowers are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Susie NicholsFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:05 pm

    I can smell it! Spring, that is. The air smells fresher and the soil calls out. I have been waiting for the day the ground warms enough to plant the seeds that I have been hoarding this winter past.ReplyCancel

  • Hazel BasnettFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:07 pm

    such a beautiful card Becca as always… so sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell, get better soon, and thanks always for sharing your amazing creations with usReplyCancel

  • Nancy LudwigFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:07 pm

    My sure sign that spring has arrived is seeing a robbin; which I saw a week ago. The other sure sign is the flowers that are just starting to sprout from the ground.ReplyCancel

  • Connie L. RileyFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:16 pm

    Happy Saturday, Becca, and thanks for the great video. I greatly appreciate the tips and since I struggle so with flowers, I really appreciate the simplicity of making the flowers shown in the video. You’ve convinced me to give it a try! The card for today is so very elegant. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Castle\\February 27, 2016 - 4:29 pm

    Lovely project Becca….as always, you do such a wonderful job! All the daffodils in their bright yellow finery are blooming – definitely makes me want to COLOR!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  • RUTHANNFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:34 pm

    Robins were my sign that Spring was coming, but we don’t have them in Arizona! Now it is the fruit trees blossoming.ReplyCancel

  • NANCY VONDRAFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CARD! I love the lacy look! Spring’s first sign for me is the lovely daffodils that spring up in my yard. It always brightens my mood and creates a renewed spark to get my Easter cards finished…lolReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Love the video, it’s so much easier to watch you do it.. We are gone. For the winter, is it’s already warm here in az….thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongFebruary 27, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Loved the video!! That die will become one of my favorites for sure. As for my comment, when ALL of Gods creatures come out and about outside, that’s when I know Spring has sprung. For some reason it makes me want to clean and tidy up in the house and outside too! Thank you Becca for sharing your talent with us. You are a gem!ReplyCancel

  • Rosanne SheaFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:03 pm

    The birds are back and I try to “fly” around and try your ideas.
    Thankyou for beautiful cards. May God be with you.ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I have been trying to create this look with not avail. Using a spoon will now be my go to tool for new and interesting flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Ms LindaFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I have been trying to create this look with not avail. Using a spoon will now be my go to tool for new and interesting flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B.February 27, 2016 - 5:11 pm

    For me it is when I see the first daffodils pushing up through the dirt. Thanks for the chance to win, your card is amazing as usualMReplyCancel

  • Maureen KFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    Hello Becca,
    Beautiful card today and wonderful video. What a great and easy way to mould the flowers.
    I know spring is here when it’s time to mow the lawn, which will probably be in a month or two’s time! In the north of England we only have snowdrops and crocuses blooming and it’s been very cold today.
    Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • MaureenFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:40 pm

    The lovely time when the crocuses and daffodils begin to show their little heads – ahhhh, Spring really is on its way!!! That’s also when it begins to be lighter for longer every day. What a combination of joy and hope!
    Your card is just lovely – and so inspiring, as always, Becca. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jean MarmoFebruary 27, 2016 - 5:57 pm

    Spring tempted us with green grass peeking out only then to get a foot of snow. But the days are getting longer!Spring will be here to stay soon!ReplyCancel

  • Donna CooperFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:08 pm

    Beautiful card! To me, Spring has Sprung when I see daffodils growing! Today is Feb. 27th of course – but I haven’t seen any daffodils yet! I don’t know if I just haven’t been driving in areas where they are planted or grow wild or if Spring hasn’t arrived here in South Louisiana yet! We have had an extremely mild Winter but it has been in the 30s at night the last week! So I guess Winter is still pushing back on Spring! I watched the video on hinged cards and will be using your suggestions.

    I tend to make 4.25″ x 5.5″ cards just to be economical as I’m retired but I do love your larger cards! It just occurred to me that for special occasions, i.e., birthdays, I could make larger cards, and stick with the smaller ones when I have bunches of cards to make, i.e., Christmas, other holidays.

    Thanks so much for sharing your talents! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and viewing your videos.ReplyCancel

  • loisFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:15 pm

    Another beautiful card. Sure spring in NH is the sound of peepers at night. These are tiny frogs that peep very loudly but the sound is so sweet to the ears. We know now we can start sleeping out on the screened in porch without freezing.ReplyCancel

  • BeverlyFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:20 pm

    What a great idea….using a spoon. ThanksReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:23 pm

    What a gorgeous spring card!! The lavender is beautiful. Definitely inspiring me to get some spring cards made!
    Also, thank you for such an excellent tutorial on those pretty flowers you make. Love!!!! You certainly made it look easy. Thanks, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:31 pm

    That was worth waiting for! My sure sign of spring is the first robin. Haven’t seen her yet….. But the daffodils are up about 2 inches here, so it won’t be long!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy RFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    I love your tutorial on the spoon flowers! I have often tried to make roses and other flowers and it’s time consuming and often not with the results I’d like to have.ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi LuttrullFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:44 pm

    Hi Becca,

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. Winter has not been kind to me, either. But on to spring!!

    Your video was very helpful! Thank you very much for sharing with your faithful followers how you make your gorgeous creations.


  • Velda SFebruary 27, 2016 - 6:53 pm

    Struck out at Office Depot trying to find that paper. Googled it and Amazon. All Google links want to go to 24 # when the word paper is there and in Amazon it drops paper and calls all 80# Card. Becca’s is this a card stock or a paper, which is thinner? Anyone find it? ThanksReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E~TownFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    Oh Becca what a wonderful question ~ for me it’s the tops of my crocus, daffodils and tulips just popping up through the ground to find some sunshine. It inspires me to get out start walking and enjoy the fresh air!
    What a lovely card! Love your bow, flower and the sweet wee Pearl accents!
    Loved the video!ReplyCancel

  • KatlinFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:14 pm

    Up here in Toronto Canada it isn’t officially Spring until you see the first Robin Red Breast. Last year is was late May before I saw one – it was a long hard cold winter. This year barely any winter cold or snow so I’m going to be putting out nesting material very soon and hoping for an early Spring!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Hi Becca, Loved your video you make it look so easy. Glad you are feeling better. Well I know when spring has arrived all the snow is gone and the Tulips and Daffodils have started to come up.ReplyCancel

  • RayaFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    A sure sign of spring is the snow melts and you can see all the dirt mounds in the front yard made by our underground friends, moles. Love your card Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Bette SFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:36 pm

    First sign of Spring? For my husband it is the Canada geese flying north. For me, it is the spring flowers! Crocus, tulips, etc. I love flowers and I really like the flowers and cards and everything you create!! Thanks for the video, I appreciate. Hope you are on the mend and feeling better. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:50 pm

    Spring here is eternal. It’s a wee bit hard to tell the difference in seasons except the change of temperature of perhaps 5 degrees cooler from ‘winter’ into ‘spring’. We notice different orchids bloom during the winter and then spring and summer. So it’s pretty much constant weather year round. Consider moving here part time so you can enjoy our balmy weather, sunny days and constant trade winds. Aloha.ReplyCancel

  • BunnyFebruary 27, 2016 - 7:53 pm

    When the robin’s arrive and the Baltimore Orioles leave. Spring makes me want to move about more. I can’t take the cold. Here in north Florida when it gets under a certain degree I can’t seem to move. I feel like a frozen ice cube.ReplyCancel

  • MildredFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:04 pm

    Sure sign of spring for me is when the singing birds wake me at dawn! And also, of course, all the spring bulbs blooming. Hope you feel better, Becca. Love the flowers and the card.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:16 pm

    My first sign that spring is sprung: my wisteria & a few other plants burst out with little green pops, my peach tree looks like it is a mini tree of pink blossoms with no leaves. It then makes me purchase wild flower seeds and sweet pea seeds and get them into the ground ASAP.

    Have been looking for inspiration for a wedding card for a May wedding (colors are gold & beige with eggplant) so I am looking to this as part of my inspiration…..the two colors might work. Thanks for your inspiration Becca!ReplyCancel

  • PennyFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:21 pm

    Your cards always take my breath away, they are so beautiful!! Love the idea of using the spoons, I’m inspired to try some! I know spring is here, when I no longer need to where my jacket, then it’s time to open the windows, and let the fresh air in and start the “spring cleaning”.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    Becca: what a clever idea and so easy. Love the idea of making numerous flowers this way. Thanks for sharing the great videoReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    I love the lavender that you used on the card. I really did enjoy the video and how cleaver of you to think of using spoons. I know springs has arrived by looking at all the flower buds coming out of ground.ReplyCancel

  • Karen GreissFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:28 pm

    Color…after a long drab winter, the tinge of green as the grass starts growing and the flowers start pushing out of the ground!
    Loved the video Becca…you made those beautiful flowers look so easy.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:34 pm

    Great tutorial Becca. Great idea with the measuring spoons. I must try this.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie McKelveyFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful card as always. Wow, what a great idea on the flowers. I love visiting your blog, I learn so much.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:43 pm

    Thanks so much for being such a giving person, Love your cards and especially love the videos. I am a person who does better by seeing something done. You always have the greatest ideas and I have walked away many a time with “wow , why didn’t I think of that” ? God bless…DeniceReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKFebruary 27, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    Good morning Becca, what a fab technique this card is stunning!!! Anyone would be delighted to receive this!!!
    Spring is here when the nights start drawing out, the daffodils, crocus, snowdrops and bluebells appear!!!
    The first signs of colour in the garden it’s like a breath of fresh air!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxxReplyCancel

  • CandyFebruary 27, 2016 - 9:02 pm

    Wow Becca, I loved your tutorial!! Such beautiful flowers and I can’t believe how easy it looks to make them! Thank you so very much for showing us how to make them :o)ReplyCancel

  • Deb M.February 27, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    It’s not spring till I hear the frogs singing in the creek or pond! LOVE to hear the frogs, it’s the thing I listen for each spring and my heart lifts and I feel a peace when I do, even if only for a moment depending on what’s going on in life. I really need those frogs to sing for me soon!ReplyCancel

  • SueFebruary 27, 2016 - 9:48 pm

    Such a pretty, feminine Mother’s Day card! Thanks for the video, Becca. Having the robins come back is the first sign of spring for me.ReplyCancel

  • AlisonFebruary 27, 2016 - 10:04 pm

    Love the colours Becca. A beautiful card as always! Spring always starts with trees budding, flower bulbs emerging and new growth everywhere. New beginnings!It usually means Spring Cleaning too.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy PotentierFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:06 pm

    Hi Becca, so glad your feeling a little better. I was watching for your post all day friday, when I didn’t get it I said a little prayer and hoped you’d post something soon! And what a beauty, I love it! those dies have been on my wish list since they came out, I am still trying to get my hands on these and about 100 others I just love. Your card is absolutely gorgeous :) ty for sharing with us, bless you, hugsReplyCancel

  • Jan StumpfFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:20 pm

    I know spring is coming when it starts to stay light later and my daffodils and narcisses are coming into bloom. Lovely card as usual.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:30 pm

    Hi Becca, thank you for sharing the tutorial. What a clever short cut!
    The first sign that spring is coming is the longer days & that warm sun in the morning. It inspires me to be more active in the outdoors & just appreciate all of God’s creations of nature all around us!
    Have a lovely weekend! xReplyCancel

  • Joni StonekingFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm

    Love, love LOVE this card, Rebecca, and I’m glad you are both feeling better and that you took the extra day to rest your voice. I will be watching the video a little later…and looking forward to meeting your new little hero.


    • Joni StonekingFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:34 pm

      Oops! First signs of spring…forsythia out…means it is time to prune the roses and get busy doing the spring cleanup in the garden beds, get ready for planting!


  • SueFebruary 27, 2016 - 11:46 pm

    Always looking at new techniques to shape & assemble flowers. ..going to pick up spoons today & have a go at this!!! They are awesome & I am a big fan of all your work & creativity! !!!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassFebruary 28, 2016 - 12:12 am

    Sure sign of spring in my garden is the peach trees blooming, just as the oranges are ripening.
    Welcome spring!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy DalyFebruary 28, 2016 - 12:22 am

    Hi Becca, well worth the extra day wait it gorgeous, I feel Spring has arrived when the Crocus and daffs appear but our weather in Scotland has been so funny this year they were all up in January flowers not open yet but there little heads are there.
    Nancyd xxReplyCancel

  • Maxine DFebruary 28, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Another beauty Becca! Spring is not such a marked change from winter here in the Antipodes, but when I see the Daphne in bud I know the seasons are definitely changing, and it inspires me to dig my vegetable garden!!

  • PAM TASFebruary 28, 2016 - 2:11 am

    Spring in our part of the world is September we have the bulbs and buds
    on the trees ! But the first sighn I love is the baby lambs with their mums
    they jump around and play with such energy .
    This card is gorgeous ( nice if you have a Mum like yours to give it to).
    Pleased to hear you are feeling better Hugs PamXXXReplyCancel

  • Leanne SFebruary 28, 2016 - 3:07 am

    Gorgeous card! A sure sign is the weather warming up & making me want to go for a picnic.ReplyCancel

  • BenteFebruary 28, 2016 - 4:32 am

    Such a beautiful and romantic card with the soft colours!
    Sure signs of Spring for me are the sun getting warmer, watching the trees getting greener and being able to enjoy lunch outside on the terrace :))ReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 28, 2016 - 5:08 am

    Another stunning card here today Becca, and I just loved your video too. These flowers are just gorgeous and it really looks sooo easy, when you make it here, so even I can make a flowers that looks good ha ha.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)February 28, 2016 - 5:12 am

    Such a pretty card, Becca.
    So sorry you’re still under the weather. Do hope you pick up quickly and are soon firing on all cylinders.
    A sure sign of spring on the way in the UK, is the appearance of daffodils. We have snowdrops first in January/February, crocuses next in February and then daffodils in March. But this year we had daffodils out in January, before even the first snowdrop dared show its head!! I can’t ever remember this happening before!
    The sight of the first spring flowers coupled with the lengthening days draws me outside and raises the spirits!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Teresa DoyleFebruary 28, 2016 - 6:03 am

    Another stunning card Becca. I totally enjoyed your video and I got to watch the other one on the hinged card as well. Great work.
    A sure sign around here that spring has arrived (OR is at least coming) is our Anniversary. Spring is my fav. season so I thought it was only fitting to start our new life together in the spring of the year. In April it will be 37 years.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeFebruary 28, 2016 - 6:05 am

    Good morning Becca,
    Oh how i wish i had found your blog 19months ago when i could have still made this beautiful card for my Mum and now she will only see it if she is looking down. My Mum loved anything that we made for her as i found when clearing out our home as she had cards that my twin brother Jim and I had made her oh so many years previous. She loved beautiful things but didn’t envy what she didn’t have but she was like your card, so delicate and soft looking but had the stamina of 10 men and a boy if it came down to it. Thank you Becca for showing us this piece of beauty and since our Mothers day is in a few days time i think i will make this for Mum and place it at the cemetery with her flowers.
    For me the first notion of spring is seeing the wee bulbs starting to poke their heads through the ground to see what is above that they are missing. The nights getting lighter and it being 5:30 or so pm before needing to shut the curtains and put on the lights. These for me are they signs of new life stirring into a softer, warmer day with the sun coming out to shine even when the temperature is still at freezing and below.
    I hope that you have a lovely day flower and that you are feeling stronger and better with each passing hour that goes by.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Janet SaievaFebruary 28, 2016 - 6:53 am

    Hi Becca. This is such a beautiful card and yes it certainly feels like spring. The video is awesome…what a fantastic idea!!! I hope you are feeling better real soon. My beautiful card arrived in the mail and I feel blessed to own one of your gorgeous creations. THANK YOU. When the days get longer and the forsythia bloom, I know Spring is in the air. It inspires me to get outdoors and just enjoy everything that is beginning to bloom.

    Have a beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthFebruary 28, 2016 - 7:14 am

    Morning Becca, Just watched your video, this is a fantastic idea using measuring spoons, and it creates beautiful petals and flowers, Genius !! I love your card, so beautiful and elegant.
    The first signs of spring, to me, are when the crocus and daffodils show their heads through the soil, and it is something I yearn for (I’m not a Winter person haha). It is so inspiring that yesterday afternoon I cut my front grass and did all my borders and my hubby ‘forked’ the grass afterwards and brushed up. We were both feeling our age afterwards, and both our backs were complaining bitterly, but the front garden looks lovely and has benefited from our hard work, which gives us satisfaction.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • D.Ann CFebruary 28, 2016 - 7:29 am

    Oh, I love getting tips on how to use common things in crafting that make it easier and better!! Thanks – They’re sooo beautiful!!

    It’s hard to tell when spring has arrived in South Florida as we have flowers all year round. Redbuds, crocuses and robins were my indicators when we lived up north. Here, the best sign that spring has arrives is that traffic lightens up and the beach is less crowded as all the snowbirds go back home. lol!ReplyCancel

  • DevyFebruary 28, 2016 - 7:58 am

    Beautiful card, Becca! Spring has already started here in South Texas! The wildflowers are beginning to bloom, the trees are putting on leaves, and the birds are singing their heads off. Plus, the days are already in the 80’s! My favorite time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WFebruary 28, 2016 - 8:10 am

    Fab card as always Becca. Spring has sprung for me when the days lengthen and brighten and the bulbs start flowering. I think spring and autumn are my favourite seasons. Fab video. TFS. Must buy some metal measuring spoons for this. My cooking ones are plastic! Are you doing a video on making the card caddy? I can’t work out from your description how to place the linen fabric. I suspect it’s down the length and back on itself just under half way up again with the ribbon and lace on top of that half piece. Does that make sense?!….I am planning to have a go at making one of these as yours looks fab.ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaFebruary 28, 2016 - 8:21 am

    What a genius you are, Becca! Those spoon flowers are incredibly beautiful, and I would never have dreamed they would be so quick to complete. I’m going out to buy some new measuring spoons today! Thank you! As to the first sure sign of spring, it has to be flocks of robins in my back yard. Every year they stop in on their way back North. It cheers my heart, and generally inspires me to get busy making a bird themed project in my studio.ReplyCancel

  • JoyFebruary 28, 2016 - 9:02 am

    Spring has arrived when the stores have fresh flowers to plant! It makes me antsy to plant around my front patio.ReplyCancel

    • JoyFebruary 28, 2016 - 9:09 am

      P.S. I soooooo have to try these flowers! Love how easy they are to do.ReplyCancel

  • TammieFebruary 28, 2016 - 12:05 pm

    Becca, I hope you feel better soonReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaFebruary 28, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    Hi Becca, Not only are you kind, thoughtful, fabulous role model but you are brilliant! Time to find round spoons to shape the petals. Looks like a trip to Bed, Bath, and Beyond not just Michael’s. Thanks so much for sharing flower making including the kind of paper you use. Totally wonderful video. Can we have more? You can never have enough good Becca videos. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • linda boyceFebruary 28, 2016 - 1:26 pm

    Hi Becca love the card stunning video as well .To me spring is coming when the days get longer and l can make more time to craft hugs lindaReplyCancel

  • Judy BFebruary 28, 2016 - 2:04 pm

    To me a sure sign of Spring is when the grass turns green and the days are mild enough to open windows.ReplyCancel

  • Dar SirrineFebruary 28, 2016 - 3:23 pm

    When the sun comes up earlier and sets later. I get so excited to have the sun shining when I wake up and still know that I have not overslept. Love your video as well as the card this week.ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceFebruary 28, 2016 - 3:30 pm

    As always this is gorgeous and very informative!!ReplyCancel

  • Marcie SmithFebruary 28, 2016 - 4:16 pm

    Always love your how-to videos and aren’t you the clever one using measuring spoons to shape these flowers. Such a fabulous idea and I am in luck. I have that exact set and they are not my favorites to use in the kitchen so I can easily donate them to my crafts.

    I always know when spring is nearing when all of the wildlife comes alive. You start seeing all the rabbits, squirrels, birds and butterflies and even the coyotes doing their happy dances in the early mornings. And at night the owls are doing their mating calls. It is also time to get out into the garden and de-weed and prep for spring planting. I just throw on my shorts grab my gardening tools and a nice mug of tea and head out their in the early morning to do all my gardening chores while watching nature at it finest.
    Love your card as always.

  • Carol HeldFebruary 28, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    I am such a fan of your Becca, and wanted to send out this note of encouragement to you, for your faithfulness in all you do for us here. I also craft, make video’s, edit, and the task at times is tedious, yet oh so rewarding. I have followed your channel for some time, and feel like I am friends….smiles. I love this tutorial, and will share it on my channel, giving you all the credit of course, with a link to your channel. I hope this is ok with you. I love your work, and your personality. Have a Blessed week.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.February 28, 2016 - 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the excellent video Becca! I have recently ordered some flower dies from Spellbinders (not the same set but similar), so this is very timely. Also i am glad you shared the measuring spoon idea as i don’t own any large shaping tools and you have saved me some money!ReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQFebruary 28, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    Love this Mother’s Day Card. WOW! Spoon Flowers. Who would have “thunk-it”? Becca of course! Becca you are so clever. Thanks for the video. I’m not sure about drying the flowers in the oven! From the photos of the wedding dress, I did not have a clue that the flowers on the dress were paper. Absolutely AMAZING! Now to your questions for this week: What is your sure sign signal that spring has arrived? I have several signs that I eagerly look for: 1) I listen to hear the bird’s trying out their Spring song/s. 2) When the Forsythia, aka Yellow Bell, begin showing color. I have to be careful with the sign of the Forsythia here in the mountains, because many years this shrub gets hurt by the late winter’s cold. Next question: What does it inspire you to do? I am so ready for Spring when it arrives here for the winters are long, cold, and mostly frozen. I do not get out much when things are frozen. So by the time that signs of Spring start bursting out all over, I am ready to be outdoors. I enjoy working in the flower gardens and visiting as many garden centers as I can -atleast within a fifty mile radius. Oh, such beautiful flowers all in bloom. And the fragrance is devine. Oh, my, I must stop writing about Spring for I will get “Spring Fever” way too early in this part of my state. I still have snow on the ground with more snow forcasted for this week. Hope you are feeling much better.ReplyCancel

  • DaleFebruary 28, 2016 - 10:46 pm

    The first sign that I realize that Spring is nearing is when it’s 5:00 in the evening and still daylight. I get a happy feeling and just want to clean off my deck in preparation.
    Thank you Becca for the video…I’ve already made some flowers and they came out beautiful.
    The card is so beautiful, the colors, the flowers just remind me of Spring. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • annFebruary 29, 2016 - 12:32 am

    Love love the spoons!!! what a beautiful flower. I just ordered the dies. I hope I can use them in my cuttlebug or big shot. Please tell me I can.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterFebruary 29, 2016 - 9:20 am

    Gorgeous, and thanks for the tips too, neat idea with the measuring spoons, that goes much quicker!ReplyCancel

  • Sally Rainbow-Searle aka LallyLouMarch 2, 2016 - 5:42 am

    Hi Becca
    I’m so glad you are a little better. The flowers are gorgeous! And so easy to make. I will be trying to make my version with what I have. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for sharing.

    Take care. S xReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JMarch 2, 2016 - 10:56 am

    Hi Becca,

    Stunning card and that video WOW! Quick flowers, how amazing, I must go and buy myself a set of measuring spoons lol! Thank you so much for sharing this.

    I hope this finds you well as I have not been on my blog for a while, had so much work to do.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  • Sandra SmithMarch 3, 2016 - 1:10 am

    Spring has arrived here in Arizona when the temperature reaches 80 and the trees are blooming. I love Spring!

    Your flowers are gorgeous as well as your card. I love the video and your spoon technique. You are so creative Becca! Feel better soon.ReplyCancel

  • Betty NMarch 3, 2016 - 11:06 am

    A sure sign of spring here is when all the snow has melted, and green grass starts to poke through. Thank you for the great video! I have that set, but would never have thought of using a measuring spoon to curl the petals- you are brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • KathleenRMarch 4, 2016 - 6:08 am

    Your cards are gorgeous
    Love and Prayers,

  • Margie MaloneMarch 4, 2016 - 4:35 pm

    My first sign is a large bush I have that only blooms at the start of spring. It’s blooming now. Almost covered. Spring is here in Conroe, Texas!ReplyCancel

  • JenniferMarch 14, 2016 - 2:37 am

    Loved your video on making flowers using measuring spoons to shape petals. We are experiencing extreme heat and drought here in North Queensland, Australia.Water restrictions are in place. We had a shower of rain the last few days and it made my heart and garden sing with joy and praise for the lord’ I am grateful.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkMarch 18, 2016 - 4:06 am

    Hi Becca, what a beautiful card you have created, your work is always amazing, sorry you have been poorly, wishing you better, love Jennifer X X XReplyCancel