Every Day Card Set

I had a little bit of time today to stamp and made some every day cards to add to my collection.  So you ask what are everyday cards?  Well so many of our cards are gussied and blinged up and many of mine have big bows and are oversized.  For the most part I save oversized cards and big bow cards for boxed packages that I’m going to send – that way I don’t have to stress about making an envelope or smashing the bow.   So today my cards are regular A2 cards with low profiles that can fit into regular envies. 

I’m using a Hero Arts set of four stamps with fabulous line art flowers.  I originally was working toward having all four flowers on one card but it was simply too crowded.  Instead, I decided to do a card for each stamped flower.    Other than a small stacked medallion these are pretty simple cards.  Each image is colored with Copic Markers.


Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts – Blossoms, Hero Arts – Sentiments
Paper:  140 lb Strathmore Bristol, Basic Grey – Urban Prairie, Making Memories
Ink:  Memento – Tuxedo Black, Memento – Bamboo Leaves, Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rouge
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Three, Spellbinders Classic Squares Small, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Square Small, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Spellbinders Tags 5, White Inksentials Pen

Take care my friends and have a thoughtful  Memorial Day.

  • ChristyneMay 25, 2009 - 5:35 am

    These are fabulous cards! I have this set and just LOVE it! TFS.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer W.May 25, 2009 - 5:40 am

    Do not take this wrong, because I’m such a huge fan of your work and eagerly wait to see the gorgeous creation you’ve made each day. But you know what? These a spectacular! Not ‘everyday’ in any negative way. They are lovely and made with some favorite old standby stamps that many of us still have. The layout is lovely and the colors are so fresh. I love this ‘everyday’ set. It is something even I could perhaps do. You’re the best!ReplyCancel

  • LaurieMay 25, 2009 - 5:52 am

    I don’t often leave comments, but today must comment! Your work is such an inspiration to me and I thank you so much for all you share with us. Stamping’s come a long, long way!

  • SusanMay 25, 2009 - 5:58 am

    These are beautiful, as always! I love a card that can be adapted for various uses and you have certainly come up with four perfect ones. These would make a great gift bundled together. Makes me want to get to work on this rainy Monday. Thanks for all your inspiration. God Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • Jean in OhioMay 25, 2009 - 5:58 am

    Becca, I get so much inspiration from you. I’m not really much of a stamper at this point, and I definitely don’t need another new hobby, but I love the thought of making cards.

    I also want you to know your work always uplifts me. I love what you do and can only hope that one day my talent will shine as brightly as yours does.ReplyCancel

  • SamanthaMay 25, 2009 - 6:32 am

    These cards are beautiful! Wow!! I’d hate for you see what I consider to be an everyday card!!! Mine are nothing like yours. You are such an inspiration! Wish I could afford all those copics!!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeMay 25, 2009 - 6:36 am

    I also have this set and just started using copic. I love your workReplyCancel

  • Angie BMay 25, 2009 - 6:41 am

    Dear Becca,

    I just love coming here :) Your cards are so elegant in a class of their own! That is the cutest idea the way you have a bow going through your buttons with a little tag attached, too cute!!!

    If it weren’t for your amazing ways of using the Nesties I wouldn’t be buying so many of them – lol – not that I mind tho…. I have finally weakened and also ordered the Wizard Die Cutting Machine as a birthday present to myself. I think the impression will show more than the Cuttlebug does, can’t wait for it to arrive.

    Thank you again for always sharing your beautiful cards with us :)

    Angie BReplyCancel

  • PinkyMay 25, 2009 - 6:51 am


    This card set is so wonderful and I would not consider them everyday as they are so beautiful. You can take any stamp and turn it into a work of art for sure! I am so inspired by your work.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann SmithMay 25, 2009 - 6:59 am

    I L-O-V-E these cards!!!! I think I can do this. How do you tie such a beautiful bow??ReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 25, 2009 - 7:02 am

    Absolutely LOVE them! These cards are GORGEOUS! (Like everything else you make!) I want to make up a bunch of cards like this to have on hand. You are always an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 25, 2009 - 7:13 am

    Hi Becca
    Have a great day!! I love this card set and I just love these Hero Arts Images. So fun to color…ReplyCancel

  • RobbieMay 25, 2009 - 7:15 am

    Happy Memorial Day, Becca

    Gorgeous set! Hope you have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • SandraMay 25, 2009 - 8:01 am

    You are amazing!

  • pam sMay 25, 2009 - 8:02 am

    again, stunning ! a lovely set of cards…thanks for sharing !!!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 25, 2009 - 8:06 am

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • lisa808May 25, 2009 - 8:07 am

    So pretty.ReplyCancel

  • MarianMay 25, 2009 - 8:16 am

    These are beautiful! I love the idea of having cards on hand like this, and being ready when a need arises. I certainly don’t have the imagination or creativity that you do…thank so much for sharing your gift. I think you should have stock in Spellbinders as your lovely work has made me purchase several of them. I too wish I could afford the Copics, but that’s way down the line :(

  • Inky PawsMay 25, 2009 - 8:22 am

    Beautiful and lovely cards! The the colors, the layers and the patterend paper you used. the patriotic card is amazing. Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • evetteMay 25, 2009 - 8:28 am

    Love these cards Becca….total inspiration for me. My copic markers were the best investment I ever made with my card making!! TY for sharing so much love and creative juices with us. Maybe some time u could show more on how to shade things???? Need to know a lot more about that. Ty ty ty. God bless. ekcReplyCancel

  • janetMay 25, 2009 - 8:33 am


    I have been a fan of your cards… 9well, truthfully…a stalker) for a very long time. I can’t tell you how much I admire the work that you do. It fills me with such emotion and awe that I could never express myself in words. These cards are more my ability stlye and I think they are gorgeous. If you consider this everyday…WOW
    Thank you for your inspiration…maybe a few more “everyday” cards once in awhile….for us beginners
    Thanks again


  • PatMay 25, 2009 - 8:39 am

    Becca, these cards are gorgeous! Enjoy your day with your family.ReplyCancel

  • DianeMay 25, 2009 - 8:43 am

    What a beautiful card set. Wonderful inspiration.
    I really really love that Basic Grey – Urban Prairie paper line.

    Happy Memorial Day to you and ALL your wonderful readers : )

  • Shirley LeeMay 25, 2009 - 8:59 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous cards. Becca, I really don’t think you are able to make “everyday” cards. I love the set you chose, and your samples are so lovely with such creativity. What you do with any color combination is absolutely amazing! These cards are why you are a guest designer on so many blogs. Happy Memorial Day to everyone and especially to those who serve in the military to keep us all safe!
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CAReplyCancel

  • Bev J.May 25, 2009 - 9:06 am

    Love your set of cards-great coloring. tfsReplyCancel

  • Stacy SCS TwinshappyMay 25, 2009 - 9:23 am

    Great everyday cards. You know the ribbon is my fav on these! :0)ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl RotnemMay 25, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Guess I’ll have to pull that set out!!! Love wht you did especially w/ the buttons!ReplyCancel

  • SuziMay 25, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Your lay-outs are always so beautiful! This would be a lovely set to have on hand or to give as a gift. I guess I’d better get busy!ReplyCancel

  • CindyMay 25, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Becca – these are BEAUTIFUL! I love this set; am going to have to buy it SOON. Just checked out my lcc to see if they have any new Hero – of course not, but I know how to order on-line! Love these cards.ReplyCancel

  • PeggyMay 25, 2009 - 9:48 am

    I am loving these cards! A new way for me to tie ribbon too!! I also like how you showed the Copic colors you used. I keep struggling with that on my blog and a lot of times just list the colors in the recipe section. Will have to give your idea a try!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanMay 25, 2009 - 9:55 am

    So, so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine AllenMay 25, 2009 - 10:00 am

    Becca –

    Hope you are enjoying your day? These cards are wonderful, so bright and cheery. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    Elaine AllenReplyCancel

  • LisaMay 25, 2009 - 10:08 am

    You always come up with such wonderful layouts. I can see myself using this one time and time again. You take simple to sensational!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise TrahanMay 25, 2009 - 10:08 am

    Wow… thanks for the inspiration .. these are fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • EvelynMay 25, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Wonderful creations, Becca! I, too, have this set but have never used it effectively. The closest I came was at a recent card-making class when we embossed the image in clear on black cardstock and painted with Twinks. I’m just now starting to ‘collect’ Copics, so these images will be great beginnings. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)May 25, 2009 - 10:21 am


    Wow, these are so pretty and cheerful. I love them. Make more everyday cards! I love all of your cards, I haven’t seen one yet that I didn’t like, I just love the colors in these. Oh, and wow, do you ever know how to workwith those copics, beautiful!


    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMay 25, 2009 - 10:38 am

    Great set of cards Becca…always ready!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • DebbieMay 25, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Your every day cards are quite stunning and your bows just perfect something I have difficulty with. So never ever put me on bow detail..lolReplyCancel

  • Sylvia HarveyMay 25, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Not only do I just love looking at your beautiful cards, but I also learn something each time. Hanging the tags from the buttons is such a neat idea. I love buttons, but had not thought of using them that way. You are AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy MaierMay 25, 2009 - 11:49 am

    Simple — & simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • marilynMay 25, 2009 - 12:25 pm

    Love these cards–beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Kitty RodahlMay 25, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    These are beautiful, Becca! I think your choice of ribbon and those fabulous bows make the everyday elegant!! Thank you….ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KeyMay 25, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Becca – I agree with Jennifer W. I am such a fan of your work. Some of your cards are so intricate that I’m awed looking at them, but I know it’s not something I could CASE. The are gorgeous AND very do-able!

    As usual, thank you for sharing your gift with us!
    Cindy KeyReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 25, 2009 - 3:13 pm

    such pretty cards, great framing and just love the sentiment hanging from the button!ReplyCancel

  • Barb HardemanMay 25, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    Stunning, soft and beautifully colored.ReplyCancel

  • Linda C.May 25, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    EXCELLENT! Thanks for showing us the copics you used!!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHMay 25, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    Good evening, Becca – such beautiful cards – in my humble opinion, not “everyday” at all. I love the way you’ve used your frames, and your little tags and those cute little buttons.ReplyCancel

  • Chris R. from IowaMay 25, 2009 - 3:52 pm

    Fantastic! Are you sure they will be mailable with the gorgeous ribbon and then the button with the cute tags? I really think these are just something I gotta do or have. I have a bunch of those little tags. Thanks so much for sharing – you do some amazing work!ReplyCancel

  • GraceMay 25, 2009 - 6:04 pm

    These “everyday” cards are gorgeous! I love your built up medallions and that pretty ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya AppelMay 25, 2009 - 6:47 pm


    I love these cards, really everything you do! You said you made them regular A2 size, I guess I haven’t been that observant about the “size” of the cards and thought that most were that size. Could you tell the size of (other) cards, to have an inspirations to go big! I have stayed mainly to the A2 size because I have only had the card bug for about a year now and haven’t branched out in size yet, that “box” thing! Great as always!ReplyCancel

  • SandeeMay 25, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    Becca these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisMay 26, 2009 - 3:42 am

    Becca, your work is beautiful no matter what size you do them in. I’m sure you could make an ATC, a twinchie and a inchie look awesome. Love your work.ReplyCancel

  • Dusty GallowayMay 26, 2009 - 6:52 am

    Oh Becca..
    I tell you it’s a joy every time I come here. I love seeing cards this size as they as the size I generally make. They are so simple and so beautiful! Thanks again for sharing your awesome talent with me!

  • Abra LeahMay 26, 2009 - 7:23 am

    Love them! Elegant, but easy to make! :)

    Did you just use the colorless marker to blend down the Baby Blue? I’ve been having a hard time finding a light enough blue for this kind of outline shading.ReplyCancel

  • NeenieMay 26, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Wonderful! I’m in need of just this sort of card today – the kind that doesn’t take hours to select paper, layout and “gussying up”. And one that actually fits in the envie w/o extra postage. Thanks a bunch for sharing. I’m not really into Copics so will probably use the watercolor pencils, water and blender.ReplyCancel

  • ZuzanaMay 26, 2009 - 10:39 am

    wow…fabulous cards!!! I like it…:)ReplyCancel

  • Daniel AskelandMay 26, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Incredible! :P

    Greetings from Daniel

  • Karen J.May 26, 2009 - 12:45 pm

    Stunning, beautiful cards. Love the colors…thanks for sharing the color of copics you used. Outstanding work on these cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Shirl MartinMay 26, 2009 - 12:46 pm

    Very nice work, it would be nice to have more of this type of everyday cards. I love the other more detailed cards also but have missed this type, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • The Single ScrapperMay 26, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    What wonderful designs. I just love these cards. The design is beautiful to say the least. Love it. Glad that I found your site.


  • Cindy HaffnerMay 26, 2009 - 11:40 pm

    Wow-zers Becca, I love these, you have inspired me for the next Flouishes challenge. Hugs Cindy xxooReplyCancel

  • CherylQuilts at SCSMay 27, 2009 - 5:17 am

    Becca, these are fabulous! Your works is always exquisite, but these are so wonderful for everyday use. I love the whimsical look of these lovely blossoms…do they still make this set or stamp? I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • MargMay 27, 2009 - 6:24 am

    These cards are wonderful! I have these stamps somewhere and you have inspired me to dig them out. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Val WMay 27, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    Becca, I love these! I want to go right to my stamp room and make my own version of these. My Mom’s birthday is coming up in June, and something like this would be perfect for her use. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • TracyMay 28, 2009 - 4:21 am

    Hi Becca, have been peeking at your blog for a while but have always felt intimidated by your talent…..your cards are always amazingly artful and beautiful and the recipient must truly be blessed when receiving one. But I thought I would leave a comment on your ‘every day cards’ – Still intimidating and amazing to me but not quite as much as your ‘blinged’ versions…..love how you coloured them in (I almost want to go out and buy a heap of copics – but cant afford it…lol). You are a true artist!

    Just one question though…..you seem to always use the nesties on your cards – can I ask you what machine you use for them? So many lovely comments so mine may get lost :) best regards Tracy from AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Brenda MMay 28, 2009 - 4:25 am

    OH Becca……..these cards are just stunning. I have that stamp set…….I guess I will now have to pull it out. Marvelous….. Thanks so much for all your inspiration. Love your Work.ReplyCancel

  • Mary HavlovicMay 31, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    These cards are soooo beautiful. I love the way you use the copic colors to make the flowers come alive!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry D-CJune 2, 2009 - 5:52 pm

    These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KarenJune 8, 2009 - 9:43 pm

    These cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the layout and the coloring.ReplyCancel