Papertrey Ink Deck the Halls Stamping

Yeah another Christmas card done! This was a fairly quick one. I am finally using this set after having it a few years. I got it in a box of destash stuff.

This is a fairly quick card with just some stamping. I kept passing this set by because of the smaller images which I sometimes struggle with using. I actually used a layout on the packaging and I am really happy with the way it came out. It kind of looks like a store bought card from a box of cards. And that is ok! Anyway on to the steps.

I just got out the inks I really like for the different colors and stamped. As you can probably figure out the little sprigs on the wreaths that are in red are separate and slightly out of line.


  • Papertrey Ink Deck the Halls stamp set
  • Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment ink (love this gold)
  • Vivid! Vintage Green ink
  • Hero Arts Royal Red ink

Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil & Die Cutting

Here I am with another poinsettia stencil card. I guess I kind of like it!

Memory Box Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament Die Set

I really like kraft, red and white together so here it is. For the background I inked through the stencil on kraft paper.

The white poinsettia is die cut. There are 3 layers to it and some gold little tiny balls in the middle of it.

The sentiment is two die cut layers.


  • Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil
  • My Favorite Things Merry Christmas Die
  • Memory Box Fanciful Poinsettia Ornament Die

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit

I am here today with a birthday card using the MMH kit for February. Such a fun kit.

Hero Arts Reactive Ink

I really like this kit because of all the fun birthday elements and dies. I have been wanting some balloons and a birthday cake. I also ordered a few more reactive inks when I ordered my kit. What I love about the Hero Arts Reactive Inks is the vibrant bright colors. And they are reactive…

For the background I ink blended several colors of the reactive ink. Then I heat embossed the frame image using white embossing powder. I love this embossed in white.

Next was heat embossing the sentiment.

For that cake.. I ink blended the pool ink on a piece of paper. I heat embossed with you guessed it white embossing powder. I used the die cut in the kit to cut it out. The cake has some foam tape under it for some dimension.

Submitted over at A Blog Named Hero February Challenge.

Also entered over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr for the February Challenge.


  • Hero Arts February 2020 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Reactive ink
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder


Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil Background

Hello! I got a few more Christmas cards done. Here is one of them. I did a couple different cards using the Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil.

Papertrey Ink Enclosed: Bell die

For the background on my card I used a stencil and white pigment ink on some textured red paper. The white didn’t total cover everywhere it should have but I think it gives it a rustic look.

The bell is die cut using the same red paper, white paper and a bit of Tim Holtz metallic paper. Then I added silver thread to the bell. The bell has some fun foam under it for some dimension.


  • Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil
  • Papertrey Ink Enclosed: Bell Die
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
  • Tim Holtz Silver Metallic Paper


Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die with Alcohol Ink

Here I am today with a shiny Christmas card. I have made a couple Christmas cards so far this year but I need to make some more per month to avoid the last minute rush. Been there done that.


Alcohol Ink

For the background I was trying a few things that Tim Holtz showed on his product release video recently. I used alcohol inks, blending solution and some 91 percent alcohol. I bought a blower thing that you use with cameras awhile back. I cut more of the tip off trying to make a bigger hole so I wanted to try using it. I made a couple of panels that are this pretty blue. As we know taking photos of shiny stuff is difficult so I will just say this looks much prettier in person.

All the silver parts were cut out with a die set and I used the Tim Holtz metallic paper.


  • Ranger Alcohol Ink – a couple blue colors
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card Dies set
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Paper

Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flower Stems 2 with Alcohol Ink

A little alcohol ink, a little heat embossing and a little die cutting.

Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die

For the background on my card I die cut the panel from Neenah Desert Storm paper. I then glued it to the base of the card that, as you can see, is the same color.

The flowers are made from die cutting these nice flowers stems from an alcohol ink panel I made awhile back. I used some Yupo paper to make the panel.

The sentiment is heat embossed using copper embossing powder.

Entered over at Die Cut Divas for the February Challenge.


  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 die set
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2020 kit
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • Judikins Metallic Copper Embossing Powder
  • Yupo Paper

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party

Hello it is time for some jelly fish fun! I made two cards very similar just playing around with my supplies.


For the backgrounds I put some metallic liquid ink on my kraft mat and watered it down. I think the first one is on Neenah paper and the second on watercolor paper. I no longer have the second one so I can’t look at it. I probably was working on the second panel and soaked up the leftovers on the first panel. I like the purple and blue together. You lose some of the shimmer though doing it this way.

On the first card I heat embossed the jelly fish using PSX silver embossing powder. I like that it is very silver.

For the second card I decided I wanted a thicker line for the jelly fish. I used Stampendous Chunky Silver embossing powder. I like that it stands out more but the silver is kind of a tarnished silver and I would probably rather have a regular silver look. Does anyone know of a nice thicker silver embossing powder?

For the sentiments I cut them out of colored paper and put a glaze over them. One is blue and one is dark purple.


  • Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints stamp
  • PSX Silver Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – blue and purple
  • Stampendous Chunky Silver ink
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Simon Says Stamp Gnome Die Valentine Card

Here we go today with a Valentines card. I try to make ones for my husband that aren’t girly looking. I just love this little gnome so I went with it. This gnome die came out around Christmas but I consider it an all season gnome!

Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words Script


Pretty straight forward stuff on my card. Just a matter of picking the right colors for the gnome. I cut out the outline/mat of the gnome in the red then glued the pieces on it. The sentiment is die cut along with the heart. I die cut the heart twice and glued them together for a bit more dimension.  The background is embossed using an embossing folder.  I didn’t take a photo but I put some die cut hearts on the inside of the card also.

Submitted over at Die Cut Divas February Challenge.


  • Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome die
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Cross My Heart
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words Script die set
  • Memory Box Hearts and Stars die set

No Line Watercoloring With Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Set

Today I have a no line watercolor card for you. Well it didn’t turn out completely no line but this was pretty much my first attempt at watercoloring everything and attempting no line watercoloring.

Cas-ual Fridays/Catherine Pooler Die

So first I stamped these flowers with a light brown ink on watercolor paper. I just started painting each flower, leaves and berries. After you do the first flower of each kind you start learning what to do to make it look better. I need to watch a few more videos but not bad for a first time. I splattered some metallic ink around to break up the “white” space. The sentiment is die cut from Tim Holtz copper metallic paper. I was in a big hurry when taking the photo… so not the greatest.


  • Simon Says Stamp/Pink Fresh Studio Stamptember 2019 stamp set
  • Cas-ual Fridays Stamps/Catherine Pooler Birthday die
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
  • Tim Holtz Metallic paper


Die Cutting and Alcohol Ink With Wild Flower Stems 2

Hello again.. I am here today with some alcohol ink fun. After seeing Tim Holtz demo them recently I got them out and played.

Wild Flower Stems 2 Die Set

For this background I started with Yupo paper and purple, pink, and gold mixative alcohol inks. I also used 91% alcohol, blending solution, and an air blowing thing to move the ink around.

The flower stems are die cut.

The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum and the strip die cut.


  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flower Stems 2
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • Vellum
  • Yupo Paper