Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero Diecutting

I’m here today with a card I created for the Facebook Hero Arts January 2020 Scramble. To explain a little further you use Hero Arts products to create a card in 90 minutes. You choose your own time to create but it needs to be done by the end time/date. There is a theme along with it also. A fun low pressure thing to do. I really appreciate that Cindy got this going again. The Hero Arts Scrambles are special to me because they got me very interested in Hero Arts, which is a great company, and to really dive into cardmaking. Here is the link to the group but it is private so you just need to ask to participate if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/375732203141407/?ref=group_header

Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil

To start off I used the Hero Arts Honeycomb stencil and inked through that. I then used a deckled rectangle die to cut out the background for the watering can.

Next I stamped and die cut the flower bouquet, watering can and butterfly. The butterfly has a little shimmer coloring on it. I colored them with Copics and glued them over the rectangle.

I die cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment.


  • Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil
  • Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero – banner die
  • Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages – sentiment
  • Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die set

Die Cutting With Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Set

Howdy! What’s going on out there crafty folks? I have made several cards this month which is nice after the Christmas hustle bustle. I made my card today using a Hero Arts set I got recently and finally got to use. It is an Autumn theme but I feel like my card is maybe a summer look. The purple is a bit dark for summer but to me it does not look like Fall either.

Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Die Set

I started out stamping the wreath and flowers. I die cut them. I colored them with Copics. In the center of the flowers I glued some prills.

I cut the rectangle out using a deckled die.

The sentiment is two die cut layers and colored with a Copic.

Entered over at Die Cut Divas for their monthly challenge of use something new.

Entered in the January Challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. It is an Anything Goes theme.



  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Die Set
  • Copic Pens
  • Spellbinders Deckles Rectangles Die Set
  • Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut Set
  • Prills

Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Stamp

Hello to you all! I got these new stamps recently and they very cool. There are several sets that go with the create a ‘scape theme. What is cool about them is that you build a scene and the outdoor mountain vibe.

So to create this I used three different stamps pieced/stamped together to make the whole scene. Also a few things are die cut.

The first step was to stamp the three scene pieces and line them up to make the whole scene. Below is the stamp set and die set so you can see what I mean. You don’t have to do it this way but this is what I did. Then do some masking and color blending on the background. Then I die cut the canoe and a few things around it, the wolf, the big tree and the cabin. I colored everything and glued the pieces on to the scene. I used Oxide Distress inks and Copics to color the scene. There is a few rough spots but not bad for my first time doing this. I sent this to my brother for his birthday.

Here is the stamp set and dies since it is kind of hard to explain and the links so that you can see more examples and the rest of the stamps and dies if you are interested. I have nothing to do with Heartfelt Creations but I like the company and these stamps are really cool to me. They are part of the Wilderness Retreat Collection.





  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Stamps
  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘scape Backcountry Dies
  • Copic Markers
  • Oxide Distress Ink

Die Cutting with Echo Park Snowman

Hello! Today I have a snowman card I made a few weeks ago.Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder


Let’s start with the background.. That is embossed with an embossing folder. I used some glitter paper which always make for challenging photos.

All the pieces of the snowman are die cut from a few colors of paper (white, black, brown). I colored some of the pieces with Copics.

The sentiment is die cut and probably colored with Copics.


  • Echo Park Snowman die set
  • Darice Snowflake embossing folder
  • Casual Fridays/Catherine Pooler sentiment dies

The Ton Rose Terrace & Heat Embossing

Hellooo! Here is another card I made with a background I colored many moons ago and just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. I think for me when I have a cool background I don’t want to cover it up or cut it up. So I struggle a bit. Now it is a card!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday

So after having this sit for so long I am really happy with the way it turned out.

I heat embossed the image I think using rose gold embossing powder. I colored with Copics. I made one little boo boo on the coloring but luckily it was on the edge and when I cut the panel down it got cut off. The sentiment was die cut using the same paper as the mat behind the panel.


  • The Ton Rose Terrace background stamp
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday Die
  • Copic Pens
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Enamel

Quick Thank You Tags & Other Quick Project

Howdy! Here’s some really quick thank you tags I made. I put them on bags when I sell something and the person is doing a porch pick up. I add their name to them also. Easy, fun and a special little touch. I think I will just add them when I make them.

Supplies: Holiday Seals stamp set by The Stamping Village, Hero Arts Everyday Messages, Hero Arts Happy Holly Days, Copic pens, Gelly Roll Metallic Gold pen, Gelly Roll Glaze pen

Supplies: Hero Arts Happy Holly Days, Hero Arts Everyday Messages

Supplies: Magazine Freebie stamp set Winter Wonderland, Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice stamp set

Supplies: Rubbernecker Stamps Cobblestone Background heat embossed, Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die set

Supplies: Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2020 kit, Copic markers. It’s fun to do this really quick things and not worry about having everything just so.

Supplies: Hero Arts Untitled Heart stamp set. Just using my stamps on something other than a card. This was a little goodie bag for my son.


Hero Arts Warm Animals

Hello! How is your December going? We are cruising right along to another year done. Since we had Thanksgiving so late this year things are sneaking up on me.

Today I have a cute little animal Christmas card. I made this to enter over at A Blog Named Hero for the November challenge. The theme is muted tones which is kind of a challenge I would say. Hopefully this is muted enough.

My Favorite Things Merry Christmas die

To start my card I stamped the cute animals and colored them with Copics. I was lucky to win the Hero Arts Warm Animals set at a Hero Arts crafty event. I stamped the present a bunch of times and colored with Wink of Stella gold and silver pens and then used a color from each of the animals for the bows. You don’t want to get the gifts mixed up.

I used a stencil to add snowflakes to the background using silver pigment ink.

The hill I had in my stash and it was die cut. I sprayed it with Shimmer spritz which is hard to see in the photo.

The sentiment was die cut and colored with a color that I used on the bear.

The presents have a thick glue dot under each one for some dimension which kind of makes them look like they are floating.


  • Hero Arts Warm Animals stamp set
  • Hero Arts Warm Animals die set
  • My Favorite Things Merry Christmas die
  • Memory Box Tiny Snowflakes stencil
  • Encore silver pigment ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Wink of Stella pens
  • Shimmer Spritz Frost spray

Simon Says Stamp Gnome Thank You

Hello! I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We did and I may not need to eat for a day or two. Ha. Now it’s time to catch up on some cards. I have a thank you card for a friend using the super cute Simon Says Stamp Gnome.

Papertrey Ink Cover Plate

I love this little gnome die! This was an easy card to make but such fun with that gnome. The colors on the background look pink but they are a red/purple.

The background is made with a cover plate die.

The gnome cut out a few times to get the different sections cut from different papers. It is all one piece. For the nose on the gnome I just colored it with a Copic pen.

The thanks is die cut.

Entered in the November Challenge over at Love Handmade Cards in Flickr.

Entered in the November Challenge over at Die Cut Divas.


  • Simon Says Stamp die – Gnome
  • Papertrey Ink Cover Plate die – Horizontal Stripes
  • Hero Arts Die – Thanks Stamp & Cut
  • Copic pen



Rubbernecker Stamps Stokes Coffee Card

Hello! Here I am with another coffee card. I started it for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop but I started it way to late so it didn’t make it to the hop. The cool thing is I made another card which is always fun.

I love the coffee owls by Rubbernecker Stamps. I was lucky to win 3 of them from one of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hops.

This owl is Stokes and I stamped him on the die cut rectangle and colored him with Copics. One of the mats is cut with a die and the other just with the paper trimmer and then I used a corner rounder.  Sometimes what looks like a simple card takes some time when you have to find the perfect papers! The background paper is something I have had around for quite awhile in a coffee paper folder. You can’t really tell but there is a large steam pattern all over it.

The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx black which is one of my very favorite black inks when you want nice and bold.

Entered in the Die Cut Divas November Challenge.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards November Challenge in Flickr.


  • Rubbernecker Stamps – Stokes
  • Catherine Pooler/Cas-ual Fridays Stamps die – Merry Labels
  • Heartfelt Creations die – Cut Mat 2B
  • Copic pens
  • Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
  • Jane’s Doodles stamp set – Coffee Time – sentiment

Stamplorations Digital Image A Cup for the Holidays

Howdy! I made this card for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Unfortunately the clock ended early so this did not make it in.

I used a digital image from Stamplorations which I think was a freebie from them which is so nice of them. I love that it is a nice festive Christmas coffee image.

I opened the digital image in Word and sized it for the card. I like using Word if I can since there is a ruler. I like all the things around the cup! I colored everything with Copics. I added a bit of puff embossing powder on the coffee. The snowflakes have some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer on them which doesn’t really show in the photo. I added the snowflakes to the cup using white pigment ink.

The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set.

The two patterned papers are from the same paper pad.

There is a layer of fun foam under the die cut mats.


  • Papertrey Ink stamp set – Deck the Halls – sentiment
  • Stamplorations Digital Image – A Cup for the Holidays
  • Freebie in a Crafty Magazine – Winter Wonderland stamp set – snowflakes
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink
  • Hero Arts Puff embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die set