• 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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  • 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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  • Set of Thank You Cards

    A set of handmade thank you cards can be a great gift idea to give to a special friend or teacher in your life. With the start of school soon approaching for my kids, I thought a cute set of animal-themed cards packaged with some fun pens or markers would be a nice little treat […]

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  • Simple & Stylish Thank You Card

    Simple & Stylish Thank You Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    One of the new stencils from Hero Arts, the Deco Pattern stencil, has that unique Art Deco look and feel to it and being a big fan of the Art Deco style I couldn’t resist using it to create a stylish Thank You card. I started working on my card by trimming a piece of kraft […]

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  • Thank You Window Card

    Finding products that weren’t designed at the same time, but fit together perfectly makes me a little giddy! That is the case with the Thank You Die and Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. The “thank you” words almost take on a heart shape when stacked on top of each other, so it was a natural fit. I […]

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  • June My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #6 + Giveaway!

    We are back with another look at the June My Monthly Hero release! The kit will be available on Monday, June 5 at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be sharing ideas for using the main kit and the optional add-on products all weekend long, so stay tuned for more inspiration! Now let’s join Clare, who is […]

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  • Video: Two Card Backgrounds in One

    There’s nothing quite like two for one. Two candy bars for the price of one, two donuts for the price of one, two…sorry, I really like my sugar. ;) I also like getting two cards for the effort of one! The “star” (ha, couldn’t help myself) of today’s card set is the Star Confetti Fancy […]

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  • May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

    An Ocean Full of Thanks 2 by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    And we’re back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the May My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, May 1st at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be here all weekend long, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And […]

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  • May My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #3 + Giveaway!

    An Ocean Full of Thanks by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    We’re back for another countdown post, leading up to the release of the May My Monthly Hero kit! Release day is Monday, May 1st at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We’ll be here all weekend long, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will be available on Monday. And don’t […]

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  • Video: 3D Decoupage Technique with Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea Stamps

    3D Decoupage Technique with Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea stamps. Thank You Cards by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Hero Arts not only has Color Layering floral stamps, but also actual dimensional layering images where each flower layer can be popped up for a raised, one-a-of kind look. Today I’m sharing an in depth look at the new Artistic Dahlia and Large Hydrangea stamps and their corresponding layering dies and showing you how to use these […]

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  • Thanks

    Today I’ve got a simple and fresh card design using the awesome Thank You Messages clear stamp set. These two cards came together in about 30 minutes, which just might be a record for me! I was drawn to the “thanks” banner image, so I looked for a die to stamp it on — turns out that […]

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  • Timeless Classic

    There are certain stamps that are almost maddeningly perfect, and today’s featured stamp, Wallpaper Pattern Bold Prints, is just one of those. I had the darnedest time deciding on just how I wanted to showcase it for today – embossed, patterned, watercolored, etc – and in the end, I just decided to add a little ink and water and let the stamp speak for itself.

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