Hero Holiday Stamp-Along 2022

Here we go with the many cards I created for the Hero Holiday Stamp-Along. I just love their events and I am always happy with the cards I make. Their teachers are great and I always learn some new ways to use my supplies. Thanks to Hero Arts!

For these Hero Arts events they use the most current stamps, dies and supplies. You don’t have to have them. If you are like me you probably have lots of things in your stash that you can use. I substituted a bunch on these cards. And… after I ended up buying some of the stamps and dies and won a stamp and die set.

Class 1 -Love this pretty card designed by Daniel. Heat embossing, fussy cutting.

Class 2 – Pretty card designed by Mindy. Above is my original and below I added a couple sprigs that are foiled. The rest is heat embossing on the card.

Class 3 – A sweet forest critter scene designed by Jessica. A glittery snow bank and some embossing paste thru a stencil. Heat embossed sentiment.

Class 4 – A swinging card by Jennifer. The background is embossed with a cover plate die. The fun is the whole circle with the sprigs and sentiment swings back and forth and it is not hard to make.

Class 5 – Card design by Nichol. Heat embossing, ink blending and stamping with white ink for a nice background.

Class 6 – Such a pretty card by Libby. We painted with Hero Arts wax, glittered and die cut. I did not have the red wax so I colored gold wax with red reinker. For the sentiment it is also wax applied to paper then die cut and glittered. Again I had gold wax and colored it with Distress red paint.

Class 7 – A cool card by Lydia. She showed us a shadow trick. Just take the moose from where it will be and turn it upside down right under it’s spot. Then draw a light trace line and color with a gray pen. Another snowy hill, this time I applied Hero Arts Glitter Paste to the hill. I already covered up something with the hill and it’s fairly textured so I did not try to do the shadow but I have that in my little brain to try soon. I like the black and white moose on this. I also used some texture paste and a stencil.

Class 8 – A fun sparkly card by Robin. Heat embossing and the pretty background spritzed with shimmer spray. I put kind of a heavy spray on it but the shimmer is hard to see in the photo.

Class 9 – This card was done by the always entertaining Laura. Some ink blending, die cutting vellum and heat embossing.

Class 10 – A colorful card by Channin. I enjoy Channin’s ideas because they often have some multi colors involved. Heat embossing and some water spritzing were part of this too. Since I did not have the new cool star stamps for this card I used 3-4 Hero Arts background stamps to make the patterns and then cut the stars out.

These last 3 cards are kind of bonus cards. Hero Arts was selling a digital image set to raise money. I bought it and Jenn Shurkus did an evening coloring session that I really enjoyed. I am not sure if I have been in a class by her and I like her teaching style. Kind of a calming coloring session with lots of coloring tips for Copics. I am very happy with these cards. And can I also say she had us getting out prisma glitter and that stuff is super cool. Don’t ask how long that has been in my stash or how long since I have used it. It needs to stay out and get used more.

Just a little note on printing the digital images. Sometimes printing with an ink jet printer and coloring causes some running of the black printing. But.. I printed mine a few hours before coloring and then used my heat tool to dry it more and I had no black ink run into the coloring I was doing.


  • Hero Arts Poinsettia Flowers stamp
  • Background stamp from the Hero Arts September 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Hero Arts Snowflakes and Ornament die
  • Hero Arts Woodland Forest stencil
  • Dreamweaver Glossy White embossing paste (don’t ask how old this is)
  • Hero Arts Fuzzy Winter Animals
  • Hero Arts White Glitter Paper
  • Gold Glitter embossing powder
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Christmas Holidays Stamp & Cut set
  • Kat Scrappiness Peacock Backdrop die
  • Hero Arts Ornament Peek-A-Boo stamp set
  • Tim Holtz foliage die set (can’t remember which one)
  • My Favorite Things Merry Christmas die
  • Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte
  • Hero Arts Glitter Paste
  • Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero set
  • Spellbinders Stars Five die set
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card die set
  • Silver embossing powder
  • Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer spray
  • Holly die from Elizabeth Craft Designs December Day by Day kit
  • Several Hero Arts background stamps for card #10 (Snowflake Pattern, Spice Market Large Petal, Lattice, Flourish Background)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Hero Arts digital image to help with Hurricane Ian buy it here
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Probably a few things I forgot…


Stenciling with Gourmet Rubber Stamps Butterflies

Here is a card I made for the owner of The Ink Pad in New York City. Sadly she is closing her shop. She was very nice to help my hubby many times getting things for me while he was there. I have never actually been in her shop. I have spoken with her on the phone and she has helped me out too. Best of luck to her in her new adventures. She sent me this butterfly stencil in one of my orders.

Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die

A fairly simple card with some ink thru a stencil. I think I may have used Hero Arts ink but I did that part quite awhile ago.

The hello is die cut with a Lawn Fawn die. It is one of my favorites. It’s a nice font and I like the size of it. It is hard to see in the photo but I put Glossy Accents on it.

I think I put foam behind the panel.


  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Gourmet Rubber Stamps Flock of Butterflies stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Glossy Accents

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug Christmas Card

Today I have a card I created for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge that is a new challenge that started up this month. And.. I didn’t pay enough attention to the close date on the challenge so this will not be entered. Oops. I am looking forward to playing along in the future.

Memory Box Large Snowflakes

The background is one that I created many months ago. For the purple I used a Distress ink pad straight to paper. For the snowflakes I used some translucent embossing paste with a stencil and then sprinkled on some Pixie Sparkles. The background is actually more of a medium purple not so dark like the photo.

The cup is die cut and ink blended with purple and blue Distress Oxide inks.

The sentiment is die cut and inked up with the same blue I used on the cup.


  • Distress Ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Sparkles – Beyond Blue
  • Memory Box Large Snowflakes stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die
  • Find It Trading Merry Christmas die


Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Die

Over in the Tim Holtz Addicts group there was a little challenge to create a card with a snowman for World Snowman Day. So here is what I came up with.

Memory Box Winter Tiny Snowflakes Stencil

For the background I used embossing paste with a stencil.

For the snowman I used the Mr. Snowman die. I switched it up a bit by using the hat from the Winter Wardrobe die set. I inked all the snowman edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink. The rest of the things on the snowman were die cut and some of them colored with Copic pens to vary the color of the layers.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Winter Wardrobe die set
  • Memory Box Winter Tiny Snowflakes stencil
  • Embossing powder
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Copic pens

Die Cutting with Sizzix Vintage Truck Set

Here is a card I created for my hubby to give to someone. This was for a thank you card but my hub liked the winter scene I created on another card so I just left off the Christmas greeting on this one.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snowglobe Special

The background – I used a hill die and a stencil with white sparkle embossing powder that I heat embossed. The trees are die cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die.

The truck is die cut from several papers. To create a rusty look I mixed some paint in with grit paste. The tree in the truck is die cut using a Sizzix die set.


  • Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
  • Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snowglobe Special set
  • Newtons Nook Petite Snow Stencil
  • Embossing powder
  • Hill die
  • Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste

Sizzix Vintage Truck Christmas Card

This may be the last Christmas card I post for this year. I created this specifically for someone with an old blue truck.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar/Snow Globe Special

This fun truck was die cut and it was fun to put together. There is some Nuvo drops on the window to make it shiny. I cut all the silver out of Metallic Kraft Stock.

The tree in the truck is die cut along with the stars.

The hill and the other trees are also die cut. The hill has shimmer mist sprayed on it.

For the background I used a stencil and sparkle clear embossing powder.


  • Sizzix Vintage Truck die set
  • Sizzix Season’s Essentials die set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Mason Jar / Snow Globe Special
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock
  • Hill die
  • Hero Arts November 2017 My Monthly Hero kit – sentiment
  • Newton’s Nook Petite Snow Stencil
  • Clear Sparkle embossing powder

Glittery Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble

I had lots of fun creating a Halloween card. So early for me. Sometimes you get the new stuff and you have to jump right in.

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Harlequin

Where do I start with this… Ok maybe as usual with the background. I started with patterned paper but stamped on it to. I used the Harlequin stencil and sponged on some Halloween Mica Stain. I stamped with two different Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz sets.

For the moon I used the new Tim Holtz Halloween Mica Stain which I sprayed and then cut out the circle. Then I used the Tim Holtz Moon Mask and Distress Oxide ink to create the moon.

The bats are die cut using two different sets.

The cat, the witch, the mouse and the cauldron were all die cut using the Tim Holtz Toil and Trouble die set. The really fun part was creating the look of the cauldron and the glittery witch. The witch I just put Glossy Accents on her and then added the fun glitter. The cauldron is silver Metallic Kraft-Stock covered with grit paste and then antiqued bronze & black paint. I backed the pot with paper sprayed with the Flickering Candle Mica Stain.


  • Tim Holtz Layering Mask: Moon Mask
  • Tim Holtz Faded Type stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Harlequin Shifter stencil
  • Distress Mica Stain – Flickering Candle
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • Tim Holtz Mini Classics stamp set
  • Tim Holtz Toil & Trouble die set
  • Tim Holtz Vault Series Halloween 2021 die set
  • Distress Glitter – Nightfall
  • Distress Paint
  • Glossy Accents

Rainbow Hello

I created this card for a card exchange in the Hero Arts Fans Scramble Group in Facebook. Such fun to exchange with people all over the world. Mine came from New Zealand and this one went to Australia.

I made some fun rainbow cards recently during the Hero Arts Summer 2021 Stamp-Along. So.. I was in a rainbow mood. I applied some ink to the background using Hero Arts inks. I then used a stencil and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The butterfly and sentiment are die cut. The sentiment has multiple layers and is offset a little.

I added a little to the inside too which I don’t usually do. I needed the die cut rectangle to write on and I had to add a little fun too.

Entered over at the August Challenge at Die Cut Divas.


  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero set (butterfly)
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello
  • Hero Arts Swirl Stencil

4th of July Cards

Here I go rolling with the catch up posts. Many cards were made in July but I didn’t get to the posting. Hang on tight. Ha

These cards are very similar but there are minor difference such as combination of colors for the sentiment and mat, some are heat embossed, white background verses kraft background and a few other things. Can you spot them all?

So the really fun part of these cards was using the Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp and Stencil Combo set. You stamp the stars and dots first, then line up two different stencils to give you the red bursts and the blue bursts. You could use the set with other colors for a festive birthday card.

I die cut the sentiment mat along with the sentiment using several different dies sets.

I like how they came out and have always really liked the red, white and blue combo. And I like the combo with the white and kraft.

Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold Dies


  • Taylored Expressions Fireworks Stamp & Stencil Combo set
  • Red, Blue, White and Silver inks
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock
  • Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders die
  • Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Bold die set
  • My Favorite Things Happy Trio die set

Tim Holtz Pine Branch Die Set Christmas Card

Here we go with a Christmas card I made awhile ago. I was kind of playing around and trying some things.

Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil

For the background I used some Distress Oxides (Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen). I used the Gothic stencil with grit paste and went over the paste with Tarnished Brass Crayon. I also stamped using the swirl and text from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.

The pine cones and branches are colored with Distress Oxide ink and die cut using the Tim Holtz Pine Branch set.

The sentiment is stamped using a stamp from the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Poinsettia set.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Pine Branch die set
  • Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
  • Ranger Grit Paste
  • Distress Crayon – Tarnished Brass
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Stampers Anonymous The Poinsettia stamp set
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