A Card + Giveaway Day 4

Hello from a very rainy Minneapolis! I’m staying in my pajamas all day but getting a lot of work done. I have some projects getting started that I’m really excited to share with you! I have a fun idea for tomorrow’s Tip & Tricks video, so I’m off to do that after finishing this post.

Today’s card is one I made with a stamp that I don’t use nearly enough, the K5571 Pom Pom Flower from Hero Arts. It’s really cute and perfect for some simple Copic coloring. Here’s what I put together with this little beauty of a flower:

I cut out the flower with a border around it for two reasons: (1) it looks good, and (2) it gives the stem stability to stand on its own. I popped it up against a nice dark brown background (isn’t the Mocha color from Hero Arts soooo gorgeous?!) and a fun distressed wonky scallop border die cut inked with Broken China Distress Ink and then flicked with water for a fun texture. I just love how simple but vibrant this card is.

Now for today’s giveaway. It’s a good one – flat-rate shipping boxes full of product! Here are the rules. Please note the exception of US only that applies for this giveaway. (The boxes weigh several pounds and would be incredibly expensive to ship overseas.)

  • To enter, leave a comment on today’s post in order to win today’s prize.
  • Only one comment per person on each post, please.
  • For this prize only, only US entries, please. These boxes are really big and heavy! Don’t worry, all of the other giveaways this week are open to everyone around the world (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3). There will be a big giveaway tomorrow as well!
  • Comments will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Sunday, May 27th.
  • Winners will be posted on Tuesday, May 29th here on my blog.
  • Good luck!

There will be two winners today to help spread the love. Check out all of those awesome items  included in the boxes! These pictures aren’t set in stone, either – I’m sure I’ll find a few other things laying around that will fit in the boxes before I send them off. :)

To enter to win, leave a comment below. If you would like to, tell me what your favorite type of lettering is. Are you a stamp kind of gal, handwritten, mini stickers or a thickers person (or something else)? I’d love to hear your answers and some of your favorites!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’ll be back tomorrow with my very favorite giveaway and another Tips & Tricks video. You’re going to like this one a lot! :)



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77 Responses to A Card + Giveaway Day 4

  1. Jeannie L

    Lovely CAS card. Love how you added a little distress to the scallop strip.

    I’m definitely a stamp girl. Try not to handwrite coz my handwriting is pretty small. I hardly use thickers and very occasionally use letter stickers because I prefer to die cut from my silhouette machine.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I love your card! The bright colors are so much fun! I typically use stamps or letters cut from my Cricut.


  3. My favorite type of lettering is when I write an extra handwritten message to make extra special.

  4. Heli

    I print different fonts (a-z and A-Z) on cardstock then cut them all out. I use cut-out-letters to trace outline of the letters I need for my title to super thick watercoloring paper. I cut the letters out and make them pretty so they will fit to my page or card (usually glitter/stamping/ink). I like it this way because I have full control with size, font, color and texture. It is a bit time consuming. I have never owned a sheet of letter stickers. I would love to try them though.

  5. RedGem

    I love to print my sentiments on my computer and I look for free fonts on the internet especially script type.

  6. Jose McEwan

    aww too bad i’m in canada! I’m all stamps these days!! I’d like to get into journaling more though, just have to improve my writing :) Love the card!

  7. Oh, I am a Thickers girl all the way!

  8. That’s distressed scallop border is to die for.. Absolutely gorgeous and your cutting is fabulous.. I recently purchased a flower stamp set.. I think I would try something like for my first project…!!

  9. I am a more of a sticker person or i just write free hand…!!!

  10. Ooooh, this is a fun card! That flower is great, and I love the colors!!

  11. Oooh, what a fun giveaway! My favorite lettering to use is Thickers, definitely! I have a serious addiction to them. My current favorite is the woodgrain ones from Amy Tangerine. I’ve used them on four layouts already! =)

  12. Lucy

    I think this is one of my favorite cards you’ve ever done, though I think I’ve admired all of them. Yes, the Hero Arts Mocha is great — looks good enough to eat. I really like the distressed border die, the stitching just under a few of the scallops to add a little dimension, the perfectly placed sentiment, and the lovely flower that’s so well colored and cut out. Such skills!!!

    I like stamps, Thickers & the occasional sentiment printed on my computer when I don’t have the right stamp. My handwriting is hit or miss. It’s certainly not something I’d put on the outside of a card, but I do add notes inside. What’s your favorite?

  13. Tricia H

    Cool card! Loving your posts this week. I like stamps for lettering, but also use thickers sometimes.

  14. Meagan Vaughn

    I love this card it’s so fun! I am a big fan of mini letter stickers they are so versatile :)

  15. Marla H.

    Great card and my very favorite lettering is Thickers all the way!!!

  16. Shayla

    I love handwritten lettering.

    Cute card! I love the color palate you chose.

  17. Bonnie Ditto

    Like the way you colored the flower. Simple and effective. Thanks for sharing your talent and the giveaway.

  18. Lisa Geraty

    I love raw chipboard thickers best. I can paint, spray, ink them~whatever. They are great. You rock the giveaway, Britta. Thanks for sharing :)

  19. Great CAS card, Britta!

    I am more of a stamp gal but then I love to add stickers and other mediums to add more interest to my projects. I also love to doodle and hand write stuff :)

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

  20. Kathy Waxler

    Very cute card. Depending on the situation, I will either stamp or just handwrite. I’m not a big fan of stickers for some reason. But I do see October Afternoon in one of those boxes – my very favorite paper company. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it. Love your videos, too.

  21. MaryM

    I use my cricut for layouts and stamps for cards.

  22. Cathy

    I use stamps or small letter stickers (this is my new obsession for cards!) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  23. I tend to use my own handwriting for sentiments (it’s cost effective). But sometimes I will use a font that matches the “mood” of the card.

  24. Janet Mack

    Sometimes simple is better. Great card.
    My handwriting is horrible so I use stamps and if I don’t have the right one I use the computer to generate a sentiment.

  25. Ali B.

    I love Thickers. Love the card and thanks for sharing!

  26. Carrie R.

    I love the colors in this card. Very stunning! My favorite type of lettering is anything but my handwriting!

  27. Terri (blindstamper)

    Love, love, love that card! I stick mainly to stamps and alphabet dies.

  28. Krista W

    Cute card, love the white border on the flower, really makes it pop! For letters I usually stamp or write by hand, but I have used die cut letters more lately and have really liked the look.

  29. kaybee

    I love stamps! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  30. SuZeQ

    I have no “favorite” type of lettering … I use them all and find the perfect one for the project I am working on. Some letters work. Some letters do not – you know how that goes! This is a GREAT giveaway and I am ready to make room for all of it. Hint!

  31. Karen L.

    I love that card….you are a fantastic “cutter outer”. My favorite lettering lately is PTI block alphabet dies, but I also love a handwritten note….there is something special about seeing family/friends handwriting in old cards or letters. Thanks for all of the great videos, love them.

  32. Love, love, love your card!!!! What a fab flower! :) I am pretty much a stamp girl, but I do love a good and bold “Thickers” word every once in a while. Thanks again for giving us the chance to win all of these amazing goodies this week!

  33. Maureen Chandler

    This card is very pretty and I love the distressed border. I have a lot of word stamps but when I can’t find what I want, I use the fancy fonts on my computer. I also have nice handwriting (12 years of penmanship) and will also write on my cards. Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway! Hugs to you!!! :-)

  34. Karen G (Cardcrazed)

    My favourite type of lettering… I think I’m more of a stamp it kind of gal. My handwriting isn’t all that wonderful, and I just can’t get the hang of thickers or mini stickers, although I have used them both. Most often, it’s a nice, crisp stamped image for words.

  35. Andrea Reynolds

    I like a mix of letters. I have a large collection of Thickers, but I also love mini letter stickers thrown in. I try and mix it up on each page or card. Thanks for your amazing inspiration!

  36. Lovely card Britt. I only have stamps so far but love the projects with thickers. Thanks for a chance to win.

  37. Love that card. I like how you stitched just a little bit under the scallop. Thanks for the ginormous giveaway! I love any lettering. Stamps, thickers, tiny alpha’s! I could probably write a short story w/ just my alpha’s :)

  38. Alyssa

    My favorite lettering is Thickers! These giveaways are awesome!!

  39. Wow, look at these giveaway goodies, thanks for a chance to win. I love the bit of stitching, nice little touch.

  40. Sue Alg

    Thanks for the give away. I like to use my Silhouette to either cut out lettering (usually large block) or to print and cut using some type of script.

  41. Marissa M.

    I usually end up hand writing, but I also really like to be able to use rub-ons. I love the way they kinda melt into the card. If I can’t use a rub-on, I’m also a huge fan of stamping and then embossing the words I need. Thanks for these great giveaways. I’m drooling over the Graphic 45 doorknob!

  42. Kathy Mc

    Another great card, Britta! Love the look of the water splashed on your scalloped border. Flower looks great, too. Favorite letters are cut with my Big Shot & Sizziz Go Go Gal alphabet or Thickers. Have also used my computer to generate specific sentiments. Thanks a million for the chance to win a fabulous box of stamping goodies! (You are just too kind.)

  43. I like the border on the flower. I tend to cut a lot of titles on my Silhouette, or use stamps, need to try some Thickers.

  44. Haejin

    I love all kinds of lettering, but who can resist thickers? I sure can’t. I also want to take a calligraphy class one day. (inspired by kristina werner – her handwriting is so amazing). Thanks for sharing!

  45. Judy

    I love the scallop border on your fun card! I love fonts of all kinds and usually use stamped sentiments on my cards.

  46. Beautiful card! I really like the personalization of handwriting.

  47. I’ve used stamps a lot in the past, but lately I’ve gotten more stickers/Thickers, so those have been used more lately.

  48. Heather

    I love that scallop die. When I saw the die I thought I could pass on it but now that I see it on your card. I have to have it. Lately I find myself using small letter stickers the most because I have been on a card kick.

  49. Susan DR

    Your card is beautiful – I love the bright colors. I am a fontaholic!! I love to collect fonts, and I spend so much time trying to find just the right one to match whatever project I am working on. I sometimes just print them out, but I am trying to use my Silhouette more, and it allows me to customize my letters to whatever size I need. I also love to use my stamps, and I have tons of stickers too.

  50. Ooh Britta
    A box full of goodies!! Love the giveaway !

    I love this little card. Super cute and simple, just using 1 flower image!
    Hugs Britta!

  51. Love stamped lettering or phrases.

  52. Mary Rogers

    Not long ago my lettering was almost always computer generated; stamped on occassion. That changed earlier this year when I discovered the talented Joanne Sharpe, and her online classes. In February I took Letter Love 101, a series of 28 lessons centered on art journal lettering. That was followed by Artful Alphabets, which taught a series of over 25 different hand-drawn fonts, all custom to your own style of handwriting. I am happy to say my world of lettering has grown by leaps and bounds in just a few short months!

  53. Thank you so much for this chance, Britta! I completely agree with you on your choice to leave the white border around the flower. It really helps it ‘come alive’ from that craft background.

    I really really love the look of thickers and die-cut letters on layouts and even cards. But by far my favorite font is Ambermarle Swash (the font used in PTI Star Prints) I just adore the swooshy curls at the end!


  54. Hi Britta! I’m in Aus so don’t count me in, but just HAD to stop by to tell you how much I love this card! I’m no good at CAS cards… I always have to add and add and add and layer and layer and layer LOL! But I’ll get there one day if I keep stopping by here for inspiration!

    My fav lettering on layouts (on the odd occasion I do one!) are thickers FOR SURE! But mostly for my card sentiments, I use stamps :)

  55. Debra HH

    Another fabu give away! I make a lot of cards and use stamps for lettering. YOUR card is very pretty. Thanks for a chance at another great prize.

  56. Carol Beuth

    My favorite type of lettering is typeset. I love the way that looks. Most of what I do is for use with my kids for school. We homeschool and make journals of much of the nature studies we do. The typeset makes it easier for the younger ones to read what’s there.
    As far as stamps go I have a couple of favorites. I love Hero Arts and Tim Holtz. I’m drawn to stamps with nature in them, so I have a HUGE wishlist of stamps that I’d love to get.
    Thank you for the chance at the prize.

  57. I love thickers- although I have to admit I sometimes hoard them. I don’t like using up all of my “e”s and “a”s, so sometimes I won’t use them on a card. I should just buy more to solve that problem!

  58. Goat Girl

    I love all kinds of lettering! I don’t really have a favorite.

  59. Jennifer S.

    Love the colors on your card. So bright and cheery! I’m usually a stamp kinda gal but if a very specific sentiment is needed, I go to the computer. I avoid handwriting at all costs. ;-)

  60. Carole Toppen

    Britta, this card is so lovely. The colors are perfect for Spring and the white border around the flower just makes it pop. I use stamps for my sentiments or if I don’t have what I want I will computer generate it. I avoid handwriting at all costs. :)

  61. Really pretty card! I like mini alpha stickers, they are my fave.

  62. Mary Tilman

    Love the distressed wonky border! Trying this today! I lean toward thickers and die cut letters, although just bought Lawn Fawn Quinn’s Alphabet. Now I need to learn how to use it. For longer sentiments or smaller type, I use free fonts and just print out on card stock. Thanks for a chance to win one of these fabulous boxes.

  63. Wow this is so pretty, amazing cut work on the flower stamp! I would say my fave lettering is the cursive alphabet fonts from Webster’s Pages, the tiny alphas from Making Memories, (well everyone has them now), and Basic Grey alphas.. .OH, and Thickers! haaaaaaaa love ’em all :) Thanks for the opportunity to win Britta!

  64. This card is just gorgeous! I really love it, the colors are beautiful and the border is wonderful! I usually stamp my letters but I really love combining stamped letters with thickers or stickers. I love thickers so much! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  65. Cheryl

    I like stamps for lettering although if I had Kristina Werner’s handwriting I use that! :)

  66. Angie Hall

    I like to use sentiment stamps,some computer writing and mini alpha stickers. I like the white border on your fussy cutting. I’m using that technique myself sometimes. Your color combo is very striking. Thanks again for wonderful, generous prizes.

  67. Rhiannon S.

    Love your blog! I’m just starting to get a collection of letter stickers (thanks to my SC kits). Prior to that I was mainly a stamp girl. Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

  68. Vickie White

    I most always use stamps for lettering. I’m anal about things being straight and can’t seem to get the stickers or thickers straight.

  69. Hila

    Such a great card! My type of lettering writing an extra handwritten message :-) Thanx, Hila

  70. Love your card and the little stitching at the side there. That is awesome. I love those little duh why didnt I think of that things that you do.. Love it.
    My favorite lettering is usually stamps or sometimes digi words, I use stickers sometimes and seldom write as I dont care for my writting but I just posted a card that I did write as I did not have a stamp or room for stickers..

  71. Great card (as always!). Thanks for posting all the entries at the same time… I had missed a couple.

  72. SuZeQ

    Some deserving soul is going to win. Might as well be me!!!!!

  73. Buncobuddy

    My favorite type of lettering is anything SCRIPT — just can’t get enough!

  74. Krista D

    I love this card….great job as always!

  75. makalah

    For lettering, I like using sentiment stamps rather than thickers or handwriting (for card fronts anyway), but have used Cricut-cut letters for scrapbooks.

    Thanks for the generous week!

  76. Carmen

    I like the cursive lettering but the one I find having the most fun is using the Quinn’s ABC from Lawn fawn

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