• 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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  • Patterned Backgrounds with the Honeycomb Stencil

    Honeycomb Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Hi! Using stencils in my card designs is a fun challenge that I personally love! In particular, some stencils are perfect for creating beautiful background patterns. Today I’m sharing a set of thank you cards with three different, colorful backgrounds that I made with the new, “must-have” Honeycomb Stencil. The possible patterns that can be created with this stencil are virtually limitless.

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  • Post-Holiday Thank You Cards

    Thank You by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    During the holidays so many people go out of their way to make others feel special. Whether it be hosting a gathering for family or friends, delivering treats to neighbors or simply giving a meaningful gift, these people deserve to be acknowledged. A simple handmade thank you card could be the perfect way to let […]

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  • Golden Thanks

    Thanks by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Stencils are a great tool to have in your stash to create backgrounds and there are so many ways you can use them. Today I created a stunning background that took less than two minutes using . To create the background I placed a piece of kraft cardstock in a cardboard box and laid the […]

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  • Video: Thank You Card with White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder

    Embossed Thank You by Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts

    Heat embossing is a fun basic technique that can make your projects literally shine. The White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder is quite unique, and it makes the stamped images look professional and outstanding. So today I am sharing how this product can be used easily to create beautiful backgrounds and to enhance die cut shapes to achieve fabulous results.

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  • Garden Bold Print Card Set

    Garden Bold Prints by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    I’m a huge fan of the Hero Arts Bold Prints, how about you? You don’t have to use them in their entirety, you can easily use just a portion of the image…

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  • Double Step Background

    Thanks by Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts

    Using large background stamps for your cards can be so convenient, especially when you are making more than one card. However, it is always fun if you play with ink colors and paper to achieve different results.

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  • Blue Ridge Mountains Thank You

    Thank You Mountains by Clare Prezzia for Hero Arts

    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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  • Video: Embellished Die Cuts

    Thank You Set by Clare Prezzia

    Today I wanna share a pair of cards and a video showing several different ways to spice up your die cuts. For this first card, I stamped a background using the anchor from the Hipster at Heart stamp set and some white heat embossing. I used Pool and Soft Pool to color the background, and to set the stage for the die cut, I cut a simple flag panel of vellum.

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  • Gray Orchids and Stamping Mistakes

    Gray Orchids Thanks for your kindness card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    One can never have too many Thank You cards on hand so I think its always a good idea to make one just in case in a black and white colors. I rarely create monochromatic cards, but for the project I’m sharing today I was inspired by a stamping mistake.

    I was experimenting and trying various color combinations to stamp several orchids from the Orchid in a Pot set for a card and didn’t do a good job cleaning my stamps. We’ve all been there, usually its very frustrating, but this time I was pleasantly surprised by the end result.

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  • Wallpaper Card Set

    Thanks for Being You by Clare Prezzia

    When I first saw the Mum Stem and Mum Flower stamps, the first thing that came to my mind was vintage wallpaper. With that idea in mind, I decided to create a quick and simple card trio.

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  • Copper Heat Embossing


    Trends that are popular in clothing and home decor often carry over into the crafting world. Today I’m inspired by all the copper that is showing up in home decor and furnishings, so I’ve created a card that features our . I’ve used it three different ways on this card — can you spot all […]

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