Inlaid Die Cutting // Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember and Hero Arts exclusive

I'm stopping in with a video and two cards today showcasing a beautiful stamp collaboration between Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp.

Gah, while this card was so fun to make, it was the darnedest thing to photograph.

But for reals, terrible photographs aside, isn't this stamp/die set just gorgeous?!
Here's a video to show you how I made my card (and how I fixed a little boo-boo)

As I mention in the video, this second card was actually my first test run, but I wasn't crazy about the stamping at first.
At first.
Then I decided I didn't want to waste it, so I worked it out eventually...

I used two cute mini stamp sets by Lia for Hero Arts to do the leaves on both cards - Elves and Build a Wreath. Great bang for your buck in these little mini sets from Lia.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and God bless!


Cardstock: Bazzill Walnut Cream, Hero Arts Floral Layering paper, Michaels
Stamps: Hero Arts & Simon Says Stamp Prayers, Hero Arts Elves by Lia, Build a Wreath by Lia and Color Layering Christmas Tree
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Charcoal, Dark Quartz and Passion Flower
Other: embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Tools: Cuttlebug, Lawn Fawn Border die, Simon Says Stamp hearts dies, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp Prayers die


  1. Your cards are so beautiful!!! I love the colors and watching your process!!

  2. I love how simple this card looks. Lots of planning, but this card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Totally amazing! Don't know which elements to praise first... your colours, the stamping, the dies: all beautiful, Jo x

  4. wow.. a very elegant and small pattern card.. perfect and very sweet for the occasion. thanks for gr8 card share...

  5. Sweet card! Love the color combo.
    Carole Lovill

  6. Love your colors, Clare! Just beautiful. xo

  7. Love this card. I like to know the "professionals" make mistakes like I do. Thanks

  8. Clare, positively stunning!! Thank you so much for bringing these stamps and die to life. :) Love your work!

  9. Absolutely beautiful Claire...love them!

  10. Clare your card is really beautiful and I totally enjoyed your video, TFS!

  11. you create a beautiful and awesome bacground!

  12. Well done. The inlay version is my favorite.

  13. BEAUTIFUL new set and cards Clare, BOTH versions are lovely!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design, colour combo and pop of white embossing!!!

  14. Beautiful card and I love the layout!

    Snoopy :D

  15. Clare, your card is so beautiful and sweet. I love the most is the prayer die cut and your design is fabulous, too. Thank you so much for sharing it.


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