Turn Your Face to the Light

Card Making Ideas using Waltzingmouse Stamps - Funky Flowers and Light of the World along with Spellbinders
Good morning friends!  While it is snowing and the cold is closing in, how about a little breath of spring?  Yep, that’s just what I was in the mood for – I rummaged through the goodies I had that I had not used and pulled out the Funky Flowers Set from Waltzingmouse Stamps.  Layering up a filigree frame gave me both a place to perch my flowers and as well as a place to nestle a sentiment from the Light of the World set.  Color inspired by some luscious satin ribbon I picked up on a trip, I matched the color with some of my ink pads and was in business.  I used the Funky Flowers cut files to digitally cut the shape of the flowers and then I stamped on them, then popped a pearl brad in the center.
Card Making Ideas using Waltzingmouse Stamps - Funky Flowers and Light of the World along with Spellbinders (close-up)

Here’s your Step By Step Recap of die cuts and layers, from the bottom up:   Start out with a Card Base  7″ tall by 5-1/2″ wide (or see how to make that size with the Hinge Technique HERE), foam tape, pink matting layer cut to 6-1/4″ x 4-7/8″, cream layer  cut to 6-1/8″ x 4-3/4″, foam tape, green matting layer cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/4″, design paper layer cut to 5-1/4″ x 4-1/8″,  foam tape, die cut layer using Spellbinders Filigree Delight, foam tape, die cut layer using Spellbinders Floral Ovals, die cut layer using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.     Tip –  cut everything first, then stack.  Position ribbon, bow and flowers on correct layer, after everything is situated, then glue!

Rubber Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps – Funky Flowers, Light of the World
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (80 lb), Coredinations
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Grapefruit, Grass
Accessories:  Spellbinders Filigree Delight, Spellbinders Floral Ovals, Spellbinders Opulent Ovals, Recollection Pearls, Paper Source Satin Ribbon, Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for stopping by and for goodness sakes, stay warm!!


  • Laura O ConnorJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:24 am

    a fab card ,love the bright colours used and the filigree frame ,it’s great .Laura OReplyCancel

  • SVETLANAJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:41 am

    Beautiful card! I’m your fan Becca, I love all your work!ReplyCancel

  • lindaJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:45 am

    Hi Becca lovley card as always my word for today is create,love lindaReplyCancel

  • Elaine hoodJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:02 am

    Aww i just love the sentiment along with the beautiful happy colors you have used becca, such a lovely card to brighten anyones day

    Thank You
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Lizzie from Titahi Bay, NZJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:02 am

    Beautiful card, love the floral emphasis.ReplyCancel

  • Sue CollinsJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:14 am

    A very pretty fresh looking card just right for a dull rainy day here in the UK.
    Hugs Sue xReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:22 am

    Becca fantastic, love the frame and those very pretty flowers just set it off,
    My word for today is Learn.
    Hugs TrishReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:27 am

    Good morning Becca,
    What a beautiful card and the ribbon ooooowwww it’s pretty. What a good quality df satin ribbon, as it shows up so well in the photographs. But the card itself is so pretty and because you have used a die to make the base it looks so exquisite and would cost a fortune in a card shop. I just love everything about the card that you have made today ,but will need to save up some pennies to get the stamp and die to make something similar.
    Love and crafty hugs

  • MaryannJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:33 am

    WAUW this is soooooooooo beautiful Becca, and this sentiment sure is very true too. I just love how beautiful and romantic this looks. Everything is soo gorgeous as usual hun.ReplyCancel

  • Edie L.January 3, 2014 - 3:43 am

    I love your card showing a breath of spring, my favorite season. All your work is awesome, though. And your saying is so true.ReplyCancel

  • Clare WJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:49 am

    Love it – no snow here in UK – just v. wet and windy again! perfect crafting weather. HNY.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja S.January 3, 2014 - 3:51 am

    This is one of my favourites, i love the bright pink and the modern flower with the ribbon and classic frame. As usual there are a lot of other small and pretty details that make it really special!ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:14 am

    Beautiful card. At 5 degrees F and snow on the ground I am so ready for Spring! Love how you put the ribbon behind Filigree Delight. That is an awesome die.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:15 am

    Hi Becca. A lovely card, so pretty. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Heather BJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:30 am

    You are by far my favorite blogger when it comes to elegance and layers of elements. You continually bless us with new design creations and are an excellent presenter and teacher. Thank you for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Tamara D.January 3, 2014 - 4:42 am

    Such a beautiful spring looking card on a freezing winter day!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:50 am

    The weather here is chilly…-5, with windchill down to -20. It is bitter cold so there will be a fire burning soon. This card is delightful and the color of the ribbon is so vibrant, it does get the mind onto “warmer” things! Love the layering as well.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:52 am

    This is a really pretty frame and layers up into a gorgeous card. No snow here but heavy rain and winds! No doubt it will be coming! Christine xReplyCancel

  • IrisJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:53 am

    What a beautiful and uplifting card.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.January 3, 2014 - 4:54 am

    Beautiful card Becca. The way you placed the ribbon.very creative. Really puts a person in the Spring mode. Can’t wait for Spring to arrive.
    Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend

  • ElisabethJanuary 3, 2014 - 5:13 am

    Love it..beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • LaceladyJanuary 3, 2014 - 5:20 am

    Oooh,this one is really pretty I’m sorry you have snow, – we are having storms almost every other night at present, with lots of driving rain – thank goodness it isn’t turning to snow, otherwise it would be up to the gutters by now.ReplyCancel

  • CarolynJanuary 3, 2014 - 5:21 am

    How strange is this? The filigree delight die you used this morning has just arrived in the post. I bought it with some Christmas money I had been given and here’s a card idea to go with it from you and my lovely daughter in law to be has her birthday at the end of the month. Perfect. Thank you for the inspiration, maybe I’ll invest in the flower die as well!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSJanuary 3, 2014 - 5:34 am

    Oh so very feminine and just in time for a birthday coming at the end of the month for me just as Carolyn said. Love it Becca.

  • margaret driscoll UKJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:04 am

    Hello Becca
    I just adore your Satin Ribbons….. mine don’t seem to shine like the ones you use!
    I love the Filigree and use it all the time….. it has become my go too Die when I need a decorative background.
    Sorry you have the snow… but I would swop you with the storms, and rain here in the UK…. it seems to have gone on for months now!
    We used to have gentle rain but not anymore it is torrential!
    Still all the more reason to stay in and craft ..
    OOOH! the Sun has just come out !
    take care Becca
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Dee in NHJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:33 am

    A beautiful touch of spring.ReplyCancel

  • Leanne SJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:37 am

    Gorgeous card! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Evie ShambleyJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:47 am

    Love the card, beautiful to see a breath of fresh colors to get everyone’s mind off of SNOW.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia RJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love this card. The sentiment is one that can remind us to look up during difficult days. Such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieJanuary 3, 2014 - 7:17 am

    Beautiful card BeccaReplyCancel

  • Teresa CereghinJanuary 3, 2014 - 7:22 am

    Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the colors, and…well everything about it!ReplyCancel

  • DeborahJanuary 3, 2014 - 7:30 am

    Becca, thanks for that bit of color, it added warmth to this day as I enjoy snowy weather for the first time in the 34 years I’ve been in this country. I live in L.A., CA and I’m spending my first Christmas back east. The colors just brightened up my day!!!ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BraunJanuary 3, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Thank you so much for always sharing your beautiful cards.
    My word for today is happy.ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Your work is always so intricate and delicate. I wish I could develop cards like yours.ReplyCancel

  • Michele KosyjanaJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

    You are the BEST!!! Today’s word is acceptance.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:02 am

    This is gorgeous. And a reminder of what will soon be coming, Spring! We have a ton of snow out here that I am getting ready to gear up and shovel :) so I can get to workReplyCancel

  • Kim SearsJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Just Lovely !ReplyCancel

  • Becky JoJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Becca, this card is beautiful! I love how you have the sentiment down in the card instead of on the top layer! Love all the layers and how you put this card together. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:07 am

    GORGEOUS! I love your use of such beautiful dies and love all your layering and sweet pearls inside the flowers!ReplyCancel

  • caroleJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:07 am

    Even “funky” things can look beautiful and help to set off a great design. The card is perky and brings a smile to brighten the day.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:09 am

    SOOOO PRETTY BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!JUST WHAT WE NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) A SPRING FILLED DAY!!!!!!!!!!:)ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:15 am

    Beautiful dimension and love the ribbon treatment too!ReplyCancel

  • linda provostJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:18 am

    happy happy happy!! that’s my word and that is how i feel each time i view your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Agnes ThomsonJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:26 am

    Beautiful Cared Becca,
    My word for today Fun.ReplyCancel

  • BethEJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:27 am

    My word today is ENTHUSIASM without which there can be no joy or peace! Love today’s card. The ribbon is luscious ! Like you, I am a ribbon lover! In my quest to get organized this year I will be looking for new ways to store my ever growing stash of ribbon.ReplyCancel

  • Lorrayne IngramJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:28 am

    So love these colors. The thought of hunkering down from the excessive cold that will be embracing Mn to create sounds more inviting than crunching ice chunks. :) need a spring vision to think on…..ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Your card is a ray of sunshine on a very cold day winter day! The thought of spring certainly brings a smile right now. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and that is my word for today “sharing”.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:40 am

    We have had very little snow. But the cold air is not pleasant. I fell last year and broke my wrist, so my husband tends to keep me inside when it is bad. I really like the way you design your cards. PeaceReplyCancel

  • Karyle BJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:41 am


  • OdileJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Beautiful card, I love itReplyCancel

  • JeanJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Good morning Becca:

    Very pretty card. Thank you for the easy instructions to create this (and your other cards). You are such a sweetie to share. Word for today: praise!

    Take care, Jean.ReplyCancel

  • ConnieJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Pretty in pink! I like this sentiment – it would make a great motto.ReplyCancel

  • charlene mitchellJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Beautiful card…yes its cold I too am about to get crafty :0ReplyCancel

  • Monika/buzsyJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Beautiful card Becca. The layers are amazing. Love the hot pink! :)ReplyCancel

  • Roberta TJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:16 am

    EVERYTHING you make is beautiful!!!! God has blessed you !!!ReplyCancel

  • ruthannJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Beautiful card..ReplyCancel

  • Holly BJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Morning Becca,
    Love the colors you used and the ribbon is gorgeous…
    I’m just not sure I like how and where you placed the sentiment… It seems hidden… Ususally the sentiment is right up front… Flowers are cute though !!
    Enjoy the day !!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy LMJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Just simply beautiful, as always! I love the filigree die and use it a lot for the special cards.ReplyCancel

  • MarianneJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:23 am

    What a beautiful card. Thank you for the inspiration..and the breath of spring, in the snow.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Jane SJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:37 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!
    You are an inspiration to me.
    Thanks for your daily sharing.

  • Robin BNYJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Beautiful card. Love the sentiment.
    My word for today is challenge. We are digging out from Hercules. About a foot yesterday topped by another 5 or 6 inches of snow early this morning here in Rochester, NY.ReplyCancel

  • SusiJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Those Funky Flowers are so pretty! And your card is definitely a breath of (warm) spring air – exactly what we need during this FRIGID time of year!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Good lady, you do know how to lift our spirits and this is the perfect card to do so!ReplyCancel

  • Jan GarberJanuary 3, 2014 - 9:58 am

    I’m in Arizona, and even I’m ready for Spring! Love the pinks and all the luscious flowers! That bow is amazing! I’m Still practicing!ReplyCancel

  • alsmouseJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:01 am

    what a lovely spring-like card, such a wonderful reminder that spring is in our future. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • TheresaJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:10 am

    So fresh and springy looking!! Just what I need to take my mind off all the snow outside.ReplyCancel

  • Ava GavloskiJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Becca you really do have a talent for showcasing anything filigree….ReplyCancel

  • Mary CashJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Hi Becca…….beautiful card …one of my favorite colors for cards….my word for today is….new….new year….new ideas….new tools/toys…can’t wait to soak it all up and make new cards/craftsReplyCancel

  • EveleneJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:19 am

    You’re beyond compare, Becca. Your cardmaking skills are just amazing. This card is sooooo beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • CharlotteJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:24 am

    A beautiful card. I love pink also! I need to get back in my craft room and start making some of these. I envy each one you make!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.January 3, 2014 - 10:25 am

    love your card…had wrist surgery and can’t wait to heal to craft again … =(ReplyCancel

  • elleJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

    The dimension is delicious! lovelyReplyCancel

  • phillis M.January 3, 2014 - 10:36 am

    Love the Lacey looks you always do on your cards.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Gorgeous card! Thank you, for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • MehrllJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Beautiful card as usual. You are committed to always excelling in all you do. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Dorina DJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Gorgeous card with the wonderful layers. Love the tip to cut first before layering. Your work as always is amazing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Robbin ClementsJanuary 3, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Valerie MartinJanuary 3, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    simply Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • LynnJanuary 3, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Gorgeous! My word is a question I need to ask myself ‘ what is my role in this situation?’ I sometimes get too involved….ReplyCancel

  • Frances EricksonJanuary 3, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Becca I am so looking forward to making this card. It just popped off the page and I know exactly who I am going to make it for- my Daughter in law who just had my new granddaughter. What a great card to say thank you for this new blessing.ReplyCancel

  • PoolaJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    The weather here in Britain is wet wet wet, but you card is full of sunshine and the hope of spring coming is up lifting.
    The colours are amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • MaryJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Hi Becca my word is BLESSED.
    It’s been a very sad & traumatic past year for myself and family, we’ve lost 3 members of our immediate family(my mom, dad & brother n-law), we’ve continued to be BLESSED with the love we have for one another and know that our loved ones are in a better place in heaven with our lord. So BLESSED to have wonderful friends who helped us through very rough times this past year.ReplyCancel

  • SuzMJanuary 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Thank you for thinking spring! The weather forecaster for Minnesota says the high will be -10 degrees on Monday. A little bright pink goes a long way!

    P.S.: I love your Filigree Delight die. It is so versatile and is the basis of many of my cards.ReplyCancel

  • Linda CarsonJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm


  • Peggy PighettiJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Your cards always brighten my in box. Thank you! Another word I really need to work on this year is de-clutter!ReplyCancel

  • Linda KJanuary 3, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    It’s soooo nice to see pink to brighten up today! Yesterday a snowstorm came through our area leaving a foot of snow, dropping temperatures and gray skies.

    I love the laciness and layers in this card and of course, the lovely pink ribbon. I do need to add the bow maker to my 2014 wish list!

    Well, I’m off to begin putting away the Christmas decorations… well, maybe tomorrow. Enjoying the tree for just one more evening may be the perfect way to end the first Friday of 2014!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)January 3, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Beautiful card, Becca. It holds promises of better days to come!
    Hugs from a wet and windy UK!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Darlene PJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Beautiful as always!ReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Have you EVER made a card that was not beautiful? Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Just beautiful Becca. Love the pink ribbon & the verse.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealJanuary 3, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    What a lovely pick me up! It’s been mighty cold here in southern Quebec and this was just perfect to direct my thoughts to Spring and as always your beautiful creation. TFSReplyCancel

  • Lynda BrockJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Wow stunning card Becca such a pretty pink so nice to see a bright cheery card on these dull wintery days we are having a beautiful work of art.
    Hugs Lynda xxReplyCancel

  • Judy BJanuary 3, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    The pretty pink flowers and the filigree on your card are so pretty. What a great way to brighten our day. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Terri WJanuary 3, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    Just beautiful Becca!ReplyCancel

  • AliceJanuary 3, 2014 - 6:36 pm

    What a wonderful sentiment to start the New Year with and as always, encapsulated in a beautiful setting.

    Alice xReplyCancel

  • LorrayneingramJanuary 3, 2014 - 7:41 pm

    Love thesis colors. Back for a second look, no actually 3rd. I showed my friend at coffee.ReplyCancel

  • TammieJanuary 3, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Great combination of stamped/cut flowers and the dies.ReplyCancel

  • Eleanor JenkinsJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:03 pm

    I love the filigree die and haven’t used it nearly enough. This card is a huge inspiration and hopefully I will be pulling out more of my older stamps and dies this year.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveJanuary 3, 2014 - 10:14 pm

    Gorgeous Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Julie BlakeJanuary 3, 2014 - 11:00 pm

    Spring certainly cannot come early enough for me.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJanuary 4, 2014 - 4:30 am

    Beautiful card Becca, I am still new to this blog lark but I have come here through Christine Harrop, I think I have seen you beautiful blog before so am not sure why it is not on my list!! You have some exceptional work. Thank you for sharing.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • Janice CheckettsJanuary 4, 2014 - 5:06 am

    Inspirational – my grandson is an inspiration to me born at 25 weeks with left sided hemiplegia he inspires me to achieve better whi,ch is my inspiration for 2014


  • LaceladyJanuary 4, 2014 - 6:31 am

    I couldn’t find a place to comment on today’s post! (Saturday) but I wanted to say that I’ve been through depression – took me three years of antidepressants and counselling to get my husband of 36 years out of my head, since he dumped me – but I did it! 10 years later I am well past him and have a life of my own, even though the so and so moved back into the area to live just 4 miles from me with his much younger wife and young daughter.

    Hang in there, ask for help if you need it – I was so close to suicide at the time, and I’d not have the nice life I have now if I had taken that last step.ReplyCancel

  • Careen GregwahJanuary 4, 2014 - 7:55 am

    My word for 2014 is appreciate. Appreciate what you have be it family, friends, a job, love or life.

    Happy 2014 to all


  • Colleen HowellJanuary 4, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Another word lets see, I think I like the word Peace. I need more peace in my life and I think all of us need this. I want to be able to have peace in all of my decisions this year. I wonder some times if my choices were the correct ones, so I would like to start practicing peace in my life.ReplyCancel

  • CherylJanuary 4, 2014 - 8:20 am

    A beautiful card, Becca. Love the colors. Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Diane CJanuary 4, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    It does look like spring! We could use it here, temps to be way below zero. I really like the bright pink ink used this way. You just might be responsible for me buying ink pads I never would have before. I already know you’re responsible for me buying some new Spellbinders dies. ;o) I had too when I looked at your beautiful cards.ReplyCancel

  • Gail L.January 4, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • claireJanuary 4, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    As always my friend you make beautiful things and i love going to your blog and seeing what beautiful things you makeReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJanuary 5, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    Another beautiful card. You are so creative and we are so blessed that you share your creativity with us.ReplyCancel

  • Petra SzakallJanuary 7, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Your card is gorgeous!ReplyCancel