Birthday Beer // Hero Arts

Hello everyone! Today I'm participating in the December My Monthly Hero blog hop and sharing a fun masculine card.

For every monthly kit, there's always one particular stamp/die/etc that stands out to me, and for this kit, it was the beer image for the add-on stamp set, Cocktail Party Stamp and Cut! I just knew I had to use it to make a birthday card for my brother (who's birthday is in September...lol)

I kept things simple by heat embossing the beer in white, and doing some quick watercoloring. The card was topped off with a sentiment die cut from the main kit dies, and a sentiment heat embossed from the add-on stamp set, Birthday Celebration.

Oila! A quick and easy masculine card!


The kit contains:
► A 4"x6" clear stamp set
► A set of 8 coordinating Frame Cuts dies that match the stamp set
► Two Fancy word dies - "cheers" and "party"
► A set of Paper Layering dies for adding a sunburst or sparkler effect
► Fun new gold glitter embossing powder
► Custom washi tape designed for the kit
► A gold Uni-ball Gel Pen
► 4 half sheets of gold foil cardstock
► 2 half sheets of each metallic cardstock: purple, pink, dark blue and antique gold

The kit value is $65, an amazing deal at $34.99.

There are also some amazing add-on stamps and dies, so be sure to check out the Hero Arts blog for information on that.


For loads of inspiration and a chance to win one of these kits, follow this hop!

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.

The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone.


Cardstock: Canson watercolor, Bazzill black cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Cocktail Party Stamp and Cut and Birthday Celebration
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder, ZIG brush pens

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts December My Monthly Hero dies


12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist // Hero Arts

Hello all! I'm so excited to be participating in this years Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist event as a guest designer.

I was lucky enough to be paired with the one and only Jennifer McGuire, with the challenge of die cutting felt.

For my tag today, I not only die cut the felt, but I did a little heat embossing on the felt as well!

I'm not gonna lie - heat embossing on felt can be a little tricky. I treated it like paper for the most part, making sure I added a lot of anti-static powder to the felt before embossing. I stamped Hero Arts Holiday Mittens on the felt firmly with Versamark ink, and then added some Hero Arts embossing powder

Now, the whole heat part - this is going to vary depending on what your felt is made off. If your felt isn't 100% wool, then you need to be extra careful when adding the heat, otherwise you could melt the felt as well.
A couple tips for getting a crisper heat embossed look (neither of which I followed because I was too lazy;)) :
  • Use pre-stiffened felt, or stiffen it yourself using fabric stiffener spray.
  • Sandwich the felt between two layers of paper, then iron. This will keep some of the stray fibers down and out of the way.

After die cutting my mittens, I adhered them onto a kraft tag that I had die cut and heat embossed a sentiment on, as well as a little watermark woodgrain stamping.

A big thanks to Ellen Hutson for inviting me to participate in this awesome event! Check out their blog for even more Christmas tag inspiration!


If you are having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.


Cardstock: Ranger
Ink: Versamark
Other: Hero Arts white embossing powder, gems, string, felt

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts Holiday Mittens and Infinity Tags die


Birthday Ewe // Lawn Fawn

Hello! I'm over on the MarkerPOP blog today with a birthday card that uses a Christmas stamp set!

Check out the blog for more details! :)


Snowy Trees Light Up Scene + VIDEO // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today with a super fun interactive card...

Head on over to the blog for more details and a video on how I made the card! Thanks for stopping in!


Quick and Easy Holiday Cardmaking // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today, with a card that (hopefully!) solves some common cardmaker holiday card problems. ;)
Here's a sneak...

Head on over to the blog for more details!