Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Hero Arts Creative Team Member!

 I can finally share the big news! I am officially a member of the Hero Arts Creative Team!

Hero Arts has been such a big part of my paper crafting journey. One of my first clear stamp sets was purchased at Joann's... a Hero Arts woodland creatures set. I can't believe I'm now a member of this talented team!

I've decided to share some of my favorite recent cards that feature Hero Arts. Thanks for joining me!

Thank you for being here! Please be sure to follow me on Instagram  @rwkrafts where I post even more cards than I will ever blog about :) 

Follow on Bloglovin

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Grateful - Thanksgiving Autumn Cards

Somehow Thanksgiving is one week away? Not really sure how it managed to sneak up so fast but, I should probably have at least one card in my stash to mail out to family.

 Or maybe even TWO CARDS?!

Both of these cards feature the Grateful Pumpkin Bundle and Fall Leaves stencil from Hero Arts. This is also my first time embossing with a stencil and I'm not sure what took so long.

The pumpkin and leaves were all colored with Copic Markers. I then die cut with my Hero Arts compact cutter. I wanted a subtle background, so I created this monochrome look. The background uses plum cardstock with Grape Juice ink over the Fall Leaves stencil. I then embossed the stencil which gives a subtle raised impression.

The sentiment is heat embossed with Hero Arts Brass embossing powder (my favorite forever and ever). I finished it off with Hero Pearls in Gold.

The second card follows the same steps as the first. This card uses Bermuda cardstock with Aquatic Ink over the Falling Leaves stencil. The sentiment is stamped with Intense Black ink over Papaya cardstock

Finishing details are Hero Pearls in Teal and Gold. I also diecut the whole panel with the Postage Stamp Infinity Die.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to send at least two Thanksgiving cards this season :)


Some links are affiliate links, which help support this site and have no impact on you. Thank you!

Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, November 13, 2023

Holiday Poinsettia Cards

 Time to stock up on holiday cards! I'm trying to be proactive about my holiday cards this year, mostly just not putting them all off to the very last weekend before Christmas. I'm also working on creating more card pairs... If the items are already out, might as well make two cards!

I spent a full day a couple weekends ago diecutting and assembling several poinsettias. They didn't have a planned placement, I just knew I needed to make them and use them.

All of the beautiful dies used on this card are from the Concord and 9th Festive Corner Cuts set. I also used a mix of Concord and 9th cardstock, but most colors are from the holiday cardstock pack.

It just hit me that there's not a single stamp on this card and that is very unusual for me!

There were some poinsettias left over so I created card #3! This time the corner die was double cut and I went with a much softer color palette. The papers are all from Concord and 9th except the gold glitter paper.

Happy poinsettia building! This simple die cut set is definitely worth a purchase. You won't regret having this in your holiday stash.


Some links are affiliate links, which help support this site and have no impact on you. Thank you!

Concord and 9th Festive Corner Dies

Concord and 9th Falala Paper Pack

Concord and 9th Assorted Cardstock Pack

Glitter Cardstock

Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutter

Hammermill Heavyweight White Cardstock

Tombow Mono Multi Glue

Follow on Bloglovin

Monday, November 6, 2023

Holiday Houses

  A couple weeks ago I die cut and assembled several sweet holiday houses from the Concord and 9th Over the Rooftops dies... I finally have them arranged on cards!

I had so much fun putting together these houses (I even created a Halloween scene here!) and building little holiday scenes with them. All of these cards essentially use the same products:

Concord and 9th - Over the Rooftop Dies

Concord and 9th - Over the Rooftop Stamps

Concord and 9th - Holiday Sayings Dies

Concord and 9th - Assorted Cardstock Pack

Spellbinders embossing folder - SES041

Hero Arts ink - Charcoal

Hero Arts ink - Dusty Blue

I especially love these Holiday Sayings Dies. They are bold and have quite an impact on any style card.

The two cards above use the Spellbinders embossing plate to give some subtle detail to the background of the card. The stars were stamped with Hero Arts Dusty Blue ink.

I just love the built-in detail of the die to create the brick look on some of the houses.

I didn't want to go too glitter crazy, but I did add a bit of Prismaglitter to each of the snow banks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some links are affiliate links, at no change or cost to you. It sends a couple pennies (literally, pennies) my way to help me maintain Thank you!

Follow on Bloglovin