• Party Invitations

    In today’s world of texting and email, it’s easy to send out a quick invite to a group of people. But I’m still a huge fan of receiving tangible invitations through the mail. And Hero Arts has two clear stamps to help you create invitations for any occasion!

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  • Blue Ridge Mountains Thank You

    I had so much fun watercoloring and creating a scene with the Road Trip stamp set for the catalog release blog hop, that I decided to do another version for the blog today!

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  • Ranunculus Garden

    Today I had the fun task of playing with my ink cubes – Libby’s Purple Garden! I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty darn exciting to have an ink cube pack with my name on it! Purples and greens were my ink choices, and I know I will be using this combo often! For today’s card, I paired them with one of my very favorite stamp sets, You’re So Lovely.

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  • Video: Prayer Card with Heat Embossing & Ombré Ink Blending Techniques

    When I sent my friend the condolence flowers when her mom died a few months ago, she thanked me later that I chose the flowers with bright colors for her not just white. She told me that white flowers from other made her even more sad. That was the reason I chose shades of pink for my […]

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  • Easy Felt Paperclips

    Easy Felt Paperclips by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Create colorful fruity bookmarks are planner dividers with the help of Fruit Salad Fancy Dies, various color of felt and jumbo paper clips.

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  • 10 Minute Birthday Card + Tips

    Here’s a bright and cheerful birthday card that comes together in minutes. Balloons work for everyone! I think one of the best things about handmade cards is being able to personalize them for the recipient. I’ve stamped the birthday girl’s age onto one of the balloons, using the numbers from the Alpha Tabs Stamp & Cut.

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  • “Die”-ing to tell you this…

    Many of you already know that you can make stamps from your dies. But for those of you that don’t, here’s an easy way! I took our and a circle die and cut “stamps” out of children’s foam sheets that you can find in any craft aisle. Then I took my favorite new ink pack […]

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  • (PNW is Best)

    I live in the beautiful state of Washington and naturally, I’m a big fan of anything Seattle or Washington. Today I’m featuring Kelly’s Seattle set. It truly does include all of the major attractions that the city has to offer!

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  • Giveaway Winners

    Hi everyone! It’s time to announce some giveaway winners! For the Color Layering Blog Hop, we have five lucky winners. Each will receive a Color Layering bundle of their choice: ► From Clare Prezzia’s blog – Christy Q, who said “Wow!! What a stunning neutral card with that pop of cream!” (June 16 at 9:05 […]

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  • Fall Colors for Summer Cards

    When I was blessed with the opportunity to select a custom set of ink colors that I would use with the Color Layering Fall Trees set, I knew immediately that I would choose inks that reflected the changing colors of autumn leaves – Lemon Yellow, Tangerine, Strawberry, and Pumpkin Pie. However, what I love most about these warm colors is that the coordinated inks work beautifully for creating amazing designs for any season and with any stamps.

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  • Pineapple Palooza Day 2

    Pineapple Palooza continues today with another fantastic batch of cards using the Color Layering Pineapple stamp set! And just like yesterday, our Creative Team is showing how you can pair the set with some unexpected ink colors to create some really unique designs.

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  • Pineapple Palooza

    Welcome to Pineapple Palooza! Our Creative Team has been having tons of fun with the new Color Layering Pineapple stamp set and we can’t wait to share what they’ve come up with.

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