Tuesday, February 16, 2016

One Small Set: Day 1

Okay, so in my latest Hero Arts order were three small stamp sets by Lia Griffith, including this little beauty called Spring Hello:

This diminutive set inspired me to play around with several different layouts and looks, from super-CAS to, well, still CAS but busy for me. Also, you might remember this BIG rule in my craft room: I can't put away new sets until I use each and every stamp in them. Despite its small size, this set has a lot going on in it, and it's been pure delight to play with it.

Today's post highlights the CAS-est cards of the bunch...a whole gift set of Hello cards in happy, bright, fun colors.

Be careful. Some of you might get itchy at the amount of white space.

Hero Arts orange soda

Ancient Page amethyst

Hero Arts butter bar

Hero Arts raspberry jam

Hero Arts ocean

Hero Arts ultra pink

Eeep! Just a little bling on each, and YAY! Note how commanding a presence this largish sentiment is on a standard-size card. The flow of the curvy cursive font creates all the interest needed for this simple set of cards, demonstrating that the right font in the right size can do amazing things.

And this also explains why we can never have enough sentiment stamps.


stamps: Hero Arts
ink: Hero Arts and Ancient Page
paper: Papertrey
accessories: rhinestones, alcohol markers to color a few of the rhinestones to match


  1. Yep, I am one of those that has a 'bit of trouble' with all the white space, BUT I am right there with you on 'can never have enough sentiment stamps'! And that is an awesome set of hello cards.:)
    Lu C

  2. Great cards, Susan! Love them all!

    Oh yeah, a stamper can never have too many stamps or sentiments :-) I am sure I have more than 30 different "Happy Birthday" stamps - in all different shapes, sizes and fonts. But sometimes I am still in need of another one ;-)

    I try to do not buy anymore Happy Birthday stamps (only when they come in a package or set) but to buy more of "everyday greetings", i.e. Hello, For a special friend, Get well, Just for you,...

    I tend to need more cards for everyday occasions than for Birthdays.

    Unfortunately words/ sentences like these are hard to get, at least in my native language... :-(

  3. I love the white space , it gives added resonance to the sentiment. A great set of cards.

  4. Be still my heart.... I love these cards. Just perfect.

  5. Brilliant. You are the queen of CAS! :)

  6. Awesome cards with all that clean white space and crisp bold greetings. You making white space doesn't bother me--me making white space bothers me. I can't wait to see what you do with all those other stamps. I like that wee chipmunk.


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