Plank Heart

StampinUp love card made with the Hearts Framelits, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMomplankheart2

If you’re a card maker where do you get your inspiration?  I took this picture at a church I recently visited.  I really think the plank heart is beautiful in front of the stone wall.  I wish I would’ve cut my planks a little narrower to be more similar to the heart at the church.


I also get inspiration from Sketch challenges and used SSC119 for the colors on this card.  My heart is made with Cherry Cobbler, the brick wall is Sahara Sand sponged with Smokey Slate and layered onto Early Espresso cardstock.

I made this card for a family whose hearts are broken because of the death of their 18 year old son.  I feel so much empathy for them and can’t imagine many things worse than losing your child.  The community can see God’s light shining through this family during this difficult time.  The family attends the church where I took the picture and the heart was there at the time of their son’s death.

Hug your kids today.  Sean, Ryan, Abby and Keegan, Dad and I love you so much!  God loves you too!


Beth 🙂

StampinUp love card made with the Hearts Framelits, designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at #StampingMom


  1. Beth (Post author)

    Amy, You just made by day! I feel so honored that you’re going to case my card for your donor mom. Thanks for letting me know!
    Beth 🙂

  2. Amy Austin-Kinler

    Oh Beth!! This is beautiful! I am a heart transplant recipient and I will celebrate my 22nd anniversary this August. Your card brought me to tears, as do most arts that include a heart do. Just breathtaking. I am going to case this for my donor mom.

  3. teresa kline

    hello! this is amazing, I luv how you drew your inspiration…perfect! so glad you played along with us at sunday stamps challenge!

    my blog


  4. Monika Reeck

    Oh I am sad read your story about your card and I can imagine if I lost my son I can cry everyday no time to card making…this card can help a bit the family to feel that you are also there for them…
    your heart Image in the middle is really vibrant and COOL
    very adorable Sympathy card
    I LOVE THIS Beth
    My winner card for my eyes
    thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this week
    Monika (DT member)

  5. Leena Girsa

    You have captured the inspiration photo perfectly on your card. Lovely job! Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps this week.

  6. Katie Brooks

    love how you did this. So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  7. Annette Elliott

    oh my, your news breaks my heart! Nothing sadder than to lose your children. Yes, each and every day is a blessing that we can not take for granted. They will like your handmade card. Sending prayers to that family. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps! challenge this week.

  8. kelley

    Miss Beth,

    Your version of the heart is just perfect, thank you so much for sharing. Happy Valentine’s wishes to you.


  9. Claire Broadwater

    Beth, I love this card! I am deeply saddened for the family and friends of this young man. SO very sad. This card will be something they cherish! I will pray for all of you! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XXX

  10. Amy Koenders

    What a beautiful card! Love your design and the colors are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

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