Rubber Stampede Warm Wishes For the Holidays

Whew this raps up cards made in December. For this card I used a woodblock stamp. I tend to forgot they are sitting there waiting.

This is a fairly simple card to make. I stamped the image and colored it with Copics. I used papers to mat it from one paper pad along with cutting out that star.


  • Rubber Stampede Warm Wishes for the Holidays
  • Copic pens

Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Birthday Cards

I used the cool November kit to create two birthday cards. The look of carved wood in this set is one of my very favorites. I just took the one photo of both the cards together since they are fairly similar. These went to friends from high school whose birthdays are just a few days apart, same age and we were all close friends in school.

One friend that had a birthday lives in the mountains where it snows.  The other has a cabin so I thought these worked nice for them. The wood look strips are from a paper pad. The washi tape on the left card I think I colored with brown but it kind of looks red in the photo.

Oh boy now to remember what else… I think I did the two snow backgrounds differently. One is just stamped I think and the other I put clear embossing powder over the stamped image. I stamped the cabins, snowman and tree and colored them with Copics. Then they were die cut with the sets matching dies. The snowflakes are stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Hero Arts November 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Happy Snowmen Using Art Impression Holly Jolly Set

Whoa it’s already February and I haven’t caught up with the end of December cards or January. Slow goes it I guess.

I stamped the snowmen and colored them with Copics. The candy cane has some Glaze pen on it. The balls on the hats have glitter on them.

The snowflake has glitter on it and it is die cut.

The sentiment is from the stamp set.

It is hard to see but the red mat is a pretty shimmer paper.


  • Art Impressions Holly Jolly Set
  • Copic pens

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

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

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


Tim Holtz Funky Foliage Die Cutting

Here is a card I made a bit ago. Sometimes you have to wait to post so that the recipient gets a surprise in the mail.

Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 die

For the background I did some Distress Oxide ink smooshing on the Tim Holtz woodgrain paper. Love the combination of these two.

I die cut all the foliage and colored the pieces with Copic markers. I die cut the pot and ink blended that. The many die piece sets to me are fun and kind of like doing a puzzle.

The sentiment is die cut from a piece of paper that had Distress ink applied.

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


  • Tim Holtz Funky Foliage die set
  • Tim Holtz Shadow Script #2 die set
  • Tim Holtz BigZ Potted die set
  • Distress ink
  • Copic markers

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus

I have a pretty birthday card for you with some heat embossing and Copic coloring.

This is fairly straight forward. I heat embossed these pretty flowers using copper embossing powder. I colored with Copic markers.

The sentiment is actually dark blue and it is die cut.


  • Hero Arts Beautiful Day Agapanthus stamp set
  • Karen Burniston Happy Birthday die
  • Copic markers

Christmas Truck Cards

I am enjoying checking out the sketches in the Facebook group Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I have previously not done that much with sketches. So here is 3 I made from the same sketch. Tell me your favorite if you are so inclinded.

I used paper pads, the Momenta die set, Copics and metallic pens on these cards.

I made this one first and the greeting at the bottom bugged me but that was the only place it seemed to work.

I made this one to make another one that I would maybe be more happy with. Funny thing is I think more people liked the first one.

This one I made because I wanted to do a different color scheme and a bit different look but still using the sketch.