Hero Arts Autumn Icons Die Cuts with Metallic Papers

And.. drum roll. Here is my final Thanksgiving card.

Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder

For the background on this card I used a woodgrain embossing folder. Then used some Distress ink over the woodgrain.

The leaves and the acorn are die cut from metallic papers.

The sentiment is heat embossed on a banner die cut using copper embossing powder.


  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Distress Ink
  • Copper embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Autumn Icons die set
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper

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Copic Coloring and Die Cutting with Hero Arts Autumn Wreath

Here is another one of the Thanksgiving cards I made. Only one more to post.

I used an embossing folder to create the textured background for my card.

I stamped and colored the images and wreath with Copics and then die cut them out. Then I glued the images to the wreath. The wreath stamp set I used has so many cute little images that can be used a long with the wreath.

The sentiment is stamped on a die cut banner.


  • Sizzix Beaded Ribbons embossing folder
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die
  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath stamp set and die set
  • Copic markers

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Wagon and Autumn Bouquet

Getting there on my Thanksgiving cards. Only a few more to post. Both of these die sets by Hero Arts are really fun and nice. I thought I would combine them for a little different look.

Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet

I die cut most or all of the things in the Autumn Bouquet set. I colored them with Copics.

For the wagon I die cut the different pieces out of colored cardstock. The rail (whatever you call it) is die cut from a woodgrain paper.

The background was made using a embossing folder.


  • Darice Brick Wall embossing folder
  • Hero Arts Wagon & Accessories die set
  • Hero Arts Autumn Bouquet die set
  • Copic markers

Thanksgiving Cards Using Stamplistic The Great Pumpkin

Now for a few Thanksgiving cards on this post. Playing catch up still…

I stamped this interesting pumpkin a few times and did different things with it. Which one is your favorite?

For this one I colored it with Copic markers and cut it out by hand. I think I put some foam tape under it for some dimension. The background is Tim Holtz woodgrain paper with Distress ink and maybe some Distress Crayon. The sentiment is stamped.

The background for this is smooshed inks and then I used a few Tim Holtz stamps on it.  The crooked sentiment is stamped. For this pumpkin I stamped different sections on different colors of ink smooshed papers and cut them out by hand. The stem, vine and leaves are all paper pieced on the pumpkin.

And last but not least.. This pumpkin was stamped on kraft paper and then colored with pencils. As you can probably see I did not cut this one out but just layered up the panels.


  • Stamplistic The Great Pumpkin stamp
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz The Poinsettia stamp set
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
  • Prismacolor Pencils

Hero Arts Autumn Thanksgiving Card

Here we go with another Thanksgiving card. I was going to post them all together but that is not happening except for the similar ones.

A simple card… I heat embossed the leaves on ink smooshed paper. I cut the leaves out by hand. I love these leaves but I am not super happy with how these came out. I inked around the edges of the card and that is it.


  • Hero Arts Autumn stamp set
  • Embossing powder
  • Distress ink

Tim Holtz Funky Foliage Wreath

Here’s another one of my Thanksgiving cards. I love all the fun leaves and such that come with this die set.

The background for this card I made some time ago. It’s probably sprays.

The wreath base is die cut twice in different colors of brown. The acorns, mushrooms and leaves are die cut from Distress ink and Distress Oxide ink panels that were ink smooshed.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Hero Arts Autumn stamp set
  • Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink



Tim Holtz Christmas Miracle

I really like the work of Ryan at Glitter Grunge Greetings so this card was inspired by him. A fun fact about the creation of my card. I started with this Santa stamped on a red ink smooshed panel. Where’s the red? Ha. We all know sometimes you go way sideways by the time you finish.

Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes

For the background I ink smooshed using Distress Oxide inks Speckled Egg, Antique Linen and a couple other browns. I also watered down some Walnut Stain ink and splattered it.

The snowflakes are die cut out of a panel that I stamped the Santa on and then I heavily inked over them with Speckled Egg.

The Santa is stamped with Archival ink and die cut with a stitched square die.

For fun I stuck the card in a tree a took a couple photos.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Paper Snowflakes die set
  • Stampers Anonymous Christmas Miracle wood block stamp
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Archival Ink
  • Memory Box Stitched Square Layers

Hero Arts Christmas Folks Shaker Card

Hero Arts had a fun Nordic style Monthly Kit for October this year. I got that and the Christmas Folks. Love the look of it all.

When I first saw this I thought monochromatic. I colored Mr. and Mrs. Claus with Copic pens. Some of the details that are hard to see is the silver trim, the shimmer over the white areas and Mrs. Claus has clear Nuvo drops on her glasses. I hand cut these out.

Then I decided to do a window and shaker which is pretty rare for me. I stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed them on an inked background. I die cut the trees and added a star on top with a metallic pen. The snowflake stamp and tree die is from the main MMH kit.

I die cut the window and the sentiment.


  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set
  • Hero Arts October 2020 My Monthly Hero set
  • Penny Black Happy Holly Days die set
  • Spellbinders Label One die set
  • Copic markers
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Leaf Print Die Cutting

Here is a thank you card I created for my hubby to use. There is a bit of a story behind this card and you can see that below.

I created this card because my husband saw a sample I made and wanted it for a card. Since it was a sample I made this for him.

The first and second leaves are cut from panels of Distress ink smooshed paper. The third I cut out once from a off white piece of paper and then ink blended that. I cut the leaf out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first cut out.

The sentiment is die cut from a Distress inked smooshed panel also.

Here is the sample.

I made the sample for myself to show the different ways that the leaves could be die cut. The leaf on the left is cut from a Distress ink smooshing panel. The middle leaf is I think cut from similar and then I added a little Distress ink direct to paper and added ink around the edges. The leaf on the right is die cut once from a piece of paper that I later inked and then cut out again from Kraft-Stock Metallic paper and inlaid the pieces into the first leaf that I die cut.


  • Tim Holtz Leaf Print die set
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic paper
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Karen Burniston Word Set 1 – Greetings die set


Miss Ink Stamps Pumpkin Pie Spice Gnomes


Here is a kind of Thanksgiving/Autumn card that probably arrived the day after Thanksgiving.

I made this card using a stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps. It is called Pumpkin Spice Gnomes. It is the cutest set of several images. I just discovered Miss Ink Stamps and right after I bought this set I was lucky to win a prize from them over at Coffee Loving Papercrafters so I got a few more fun things from them.

I stamped the pumpkin house and the pumpkin, mushrooms, leaves on the white panel. I colored them with Copics. Then I stamped the female gnome with the pie on another piece of paper and also colored with Copics. Then I cut her out by hand. She had foam pieces added when I put her on the card for some dimension.

The sentiment is stamped from a Hero Arts set.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Challenge for November.


  • Miss Ink Stamps Pumpkin Spice Gnomes
  • Copic markers
  • Hero Arts September 2017 My Monthly Hero kit