• Thanks For Being You

    I’m always looking for new ways to enhance a simple card design–something to add that “wow factor”! Whether it be with embossing, an embellishment or perhaps a different type of paper, you can take the most basic card layout and turn it into something amazing. For today’s card, that “wow factor” is the gorgeous Decorative Vellum […]

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  • Above and Beyond

    My recent galaxy obsession was sparked by the August My Monthly Hero collection. The optional add-ons are all super fun. Here’s a project that features the Milky Way Window Fancy Die and the Astronomical stamp set. Let’s start with the Milky Way Window Fancy Die. It really is amazing and filled with such lovely features […]

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  • Felt Monsters

    Did you know that the Hero Arts dies can cut through felt? I love playing with felt! When I saw the Nesting Monsters Fancy Dies, I knew they’d be adorable in felt! To create a monster, I used the largest monster die, and cut it twice in the same color of felt. I also cut […]

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  • Custom Stenciled Backgrounds with Infinity Dies

    Last weekend, when I was organizing some of my favorite wood stamps, I came across the adorable Illustrated Bird stamp in my collection. Paired with a few, floral branches and a colorful background, I thought that this small bird image could be the focal point of a delightful card.

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  • Video: Masculine Card with Tone-on-Tone Stamped Background

    Inspired by my succulent card, I created a space themed masculine card with a random stamped background. I started by stamping the images from the new Astronomical stamp set with Cup O’ Joe ink on a paper from Earth Mix Layering Papers.  I die cut the letters using Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts out of orange paper from Sunshine […]

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  • Love You To The Moon & Back Masculine Card

    Love You To The Moon & Back Masculine Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    When trying to come up with a great masculine card design sometimes a striking background is all you need! I used one of the new add-on backgrounds from August MMH release – the It’s Just A Phase Bold Prints one and simply heat embossed it in white onto black. I am running very low on […]

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  • Easy Painted Background

    Have you ever admired the cards with beautiful backgrounds painted from scratch, and then bemoaned your lack of time, dedication, and/or mad skills to do the same thing? Well, I’ve got good news for you – the Brushstroke Bold Prints background stamp makes getting such a look super easy, super quick, and it’s also a […]

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  • Enjoy the Journey

    Hello! Tami here to share a card featuring the Enjoy the Journey stamp set. I hadn’t yet inked this set up, and let me tell you, it’s a fun one! It’s packed with a boatload of images and sentiments that make it super versatile. I mixed and matched several of them to create today’s card. […]

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  • Video: Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps

    Illegible Writing Background with Brushstroke Alphabet Stamps Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    The Brushstroke Alphabet stamp set features beautiful lowercase and uppercase letters as well as numbers in a stunning brush stroke font. As I was looking at this set it reminded me of old handwritten letters; think XVIII and XIX century old. And not just letters, but letters written in a foreign language, where the writing is very beautiful, […]

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  • Succulent Card: I’ve Always Got Your Back!

    Happy Friday! It’s May here with a fun card featuring various succulent images. I started by stamping the images from the Stamp Your Own Succulents stamp set with Butter Bar Ink on some yellow cardstock from Sunshine Mix Layering Paper. Then I stamped the Potted Succulent image with black ink on some white cardstock, colored it […]

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  • You Are Something Magical

    Before creating today’s card, I looked up the definition of the word “magical”. Although there are many different meanings, I think that my favorite definition for magical is “surprisingly wonderful”. So, with that definition in mind, I decided to create an unexpectedly colorful, shaker card.

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  • One Layer Watercolor Wash

    Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card to share using the beautiful Summer Garden Stamp Set. This was part of the My Monthly Hero Add-On collection for July. It is such a pretty set filled with lovely sentiments and lots of little images. I wanted to use lots of the images on […]

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