Hero Arts Autumn Wreath

And.. another Fall card for you.

Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwine 3-D

For the wreath on my card I inked up the stamp with a couple different colors of green. Then I used the matching die to cut it out. For the images around the wreath I stamped them on different papers, some were ink smooshed paper, some solid color papers and some of the different images I colored with Copics.

The sentiment is die cut.

The background was created using a 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder and Distress Oxide inks.


  • Hero Arts Autumn Wreath and matching dies
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwine 3-D Texture Fades embossing folder
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Distress Oxide Ink
  • Copic Markers

Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint 3 Gingerbread Man

I have a Christmas card for you today. I used an older Tim Holtz stamp and the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group. It was the August 2021 Challenge 13 sketch.

This is a mini slimline card I made with an older Tim Holtz Christmas blueprint stamp. I colored the gingerbread man maybe using Distress ink and watercoloring. The paper seems to be watercolor paper. I did this a long time ago. I did all the decorative parts using gel pens I think. I tried to cover the red eyes with white and it soaked up the color. Not sure why I did red eyes in the first place. I cut out the gingerbread man by hand. I then stamped the whole stamp again on the beige circle. Then put the cut out over that so that you could see the blueprint lines.
The patterned papers are from the Tim Holtz Christmas/Noel Paper Pad.
The sentiment is stamped from one of the many Christmas stamp sets I have.
  • Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint 3 stamp set
  • Tim Holtz┬áChristmas/Noel Paper Pad

Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman

I finally used the Mr. Snowman die set and put together this cute snowman. I like the Colorize dies. It’s like working on a puzzle to me.

Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die

For Mr. Snowman I selected a bunch of different papers. Some of them are the older textured Tim Holtz paper that I wish they would bring back. I die cut all the pieces and put him together. For the hat I sanded the paper a little to have the kraft color show through.

The background is Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide and Distress ink. Smooshed of course! The snowflakes are cut from glitter paper using a Hero Arts snowflake die.


  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Mr. Snowman Colorize die
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die
  • Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks
  • Tim Holtz textured paper
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Paper

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

Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame Die

Howdy! I got another card done for a challenge. This was for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge with a theme of Fall Colors. I know where I wanted to start this one. I smooshed some panels using the very cool Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays for Halloween.

Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays

To start my card I sprayed the Mica Stain colors Flickering Candle, Jack-O-Lantern and Crooked Broomstick on my craft mat. Then I did smooshing on a piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. I think I let out a gasp when I saw it. They are just so cool together and cool in general.

For the flower I used a die from Simon Says Stamp and decided to leave the pieces in when I glued it down.

The sentiment is stamped in a dark brown ink.

This was one of those hard to photograph cards. Getting some of the glimmer from the mica and having the dark sentiment show up was a bit challenging.


  • Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Sprays
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages 3×4 stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Dahlia Corner Frame die
  • Versafine Clair Ink
  • Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Cool

Tim Holtz Merry Moose Christmas Card

And another one for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. This moose is such a fun one and I finally got it out and used it.

Tim Holtz Alpine

I die cut out all the pieces using two die cut sets by Sizzix/Tim Holtz. I inked up some of the pieces around the edges and some over the whole die cut. For the mountains I added a bit over the top to tone down the off white. As you can see these are paper piecing dies.

The background I am pretty please with. It came last. I ink blended using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks. Then I put a bit of Picket Fence Distress Paint on my mat and added a bit of water. I used a good old sponge and lightly tapped it on the background. I also splattered a bit of the white.

The sentiment is stamped.


  • Distress Oxide Inks
  • Distress Picket Fence Ink
  • Distress Splatter tool
  • Tim Holtz Alpine die
  • Tim Holtz Merry Moose die
  • Hero Arts Christmas Folks stamp set

Tim Holtz Festive Trims Christmas Card

Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers blog hop. Plus.. another one done for the end of the year.

Tim Holtz Christmas Ribbon

For the background I used Distress Cracked Leather Cardstock and Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. And surprisingly, if you have seen some of my other posts, I used the smooshing technique (I do this often).

I inked all of the die cuts using Distress Oxide ink.

The sentiment is die cut and from the Christmas Ribbon die set. The rest of the die cuts are from the Festive Trims 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

Easter Cards… Lots of Easter Cards

Hello and Happy Easter! I had so much fun creating all of these Easter cards. They are similar in some ways but each is different and the ideas just kept coming. I find that the more I stay in creative mode the more ideas come. So here we go, grab a cup of coffee or tea. As you will see as you scroll down looking at the cards I kind of the like the Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set. I also had about 20 some Distress Oxide inks on my desk that I used on the cards.

Adding 2 more cards… no more though.

I had to try the kraft bunnies.. They are die cut using the Bunny Hop die set. The background is ink smooshed with Distress Oxide inks. The plants are die cut using the Funky Nature die set & ink blended. The pot is ink blended and embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder. The eggs are die cut from ink smooshed panels.

This is for a friend that likes nice bright colors. The background is a Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The bunnies are die cut with the Bunny Hop die set and ink blended. The eggs are die cut using the Funky Foliage die set and are ink blended.

I need to give some credit on this one. I was inspired by a very cool card made by Fredrikke Andrea Peterson in the Tim Holtz Addicts group. The bunnies are die cut, using the Bunny Hop die set, from ink smooshed panels. The eggs were cut using the Funky Nature die set and some ink smooshed paper. All the background plants are die cut also using the Funky Nature die set. I ink smooshed the plant dies after die cutting. The background was inking over the TH Honeycomb stencil. Entered over at the Love Handmade Cards April Challenge in Flickr.

The background is embossed using the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended after embossing. The bunnies are die cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.

The background is ink blended. The basket was die cut with the Potted die and embossed with the Intertwined 3D embossing folder. The bunnies cut from Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs die cut and ink blended.

What can I say but I love how these wallpaper bunnies came out. The background was die cut using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and then I ink blended over it. I kept all the pieces in the background die cut. Bunnies were die cut from Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps and inked around the edges.

The background is cut out using the Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil die and this time all the pieces were not kept. Bunnies are die cut from an ink smooshed panel. The basket is done using the Potted die and the Intertwined 3D embossing folder and then ink blended on it. The grass was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and then ink blended. The eggs are die cut and ink blended.

For this I had the idea for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers hop but didn’t get it done for that. But.. it is done now. For the background I die cut some clouds and temporarily attached them and then ink blended over the background. Then I removed the cloud die cuts. The mug is die cut using the Lawn Fawn die set Outside In Stitched Mug and Lawn Fawn plaid paper. The eggs are die cut and ink blended. The grass is ink blended and die cut using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die. The bunnies just die cut.

Aww the cute bunny by Hero Arts. I stamped the bunny scene on watercolor paper. I used Distress ink reinkers to watercolor. The bunny turned out darker than I wanted but he is so cute. I used part of the Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set to cut a frame for the bunny scene.

This card I made from a kit from Creative Escape in Los Gatos, CA. They have something called Facebook Fridays and you get a little kit to make a card. The flowers and bunny are felt which is fun!

Another Hero Arts Garden Bunny card. This time colored with Copics. I like this lighter brown much better. Die cut using a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles.

Ink smooshed background. Die cut grass colored with a Copic pen. Basket, bunny, peep, eggs are from the Two Paper Divas stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out by hand.


  • Two Paper Divas Easter Basket stamp set – Hoppy Easter sentiment & images on the last card.
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Bunny Hop die set
  • Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
  • Memory Box Egg Basket Frame die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Funky Nature die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Intertwined 3D embossing folder
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Potted die
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Mug die set
  • Hero Arts Garden Bunny
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Distress Reinkers
  • Tim Holtz Honeycomb Stencil
  • Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles die
  • Copic pens

Hero Arts Nasturtium Mini Slim Line Card


I have a mini slimline card for you today. I haven’t made that many slimline cards so far. I made this for the Hero Arts Scramble group in Facebook. The theme this time is mini slimline 3 1/2 X 6.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

To begin my card I ink blended over a stencil.

I then stamped the flower image right on top of that. My intention was to just color everything in since the background green is kind of light. I tried that and decided the flowers weren’t looking right. You know the right and left turns of making a card. I colored all the leaves in with Copics right over the background. For the flowers I also colored with Copics but I stamped them on a separate paper and hand cut them out. Then I glued them over the stamped image on the card.

The sentiment is stamped.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for March.

Entered over at A Blog Named Hero for the March challenge.

  • Hero Arts Nasturtium
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  • Copic Markers
  • Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters
  • Tim Holtz Latticework stencil
  • Versafine Black Onyx ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
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