Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2017 Card Kit

Here is a Valentine’s Card I made using the most recent kit from Hero Arts. This kit was $34.99 including shipping. I signed up using the subscription option which includes shipping for free.

To see what was in the kit watch this video:

Here is the first card I made:

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Here’s the video of me making this card:

To check out the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits, go here. I’ll be back soon with card #2 and #3 from this same kit!

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Happy Birthday Shaker Card

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Hi everyone! I recently made this super cute shaker card for my Mom’s Birthday! To make this card you either need the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday To You Die OR a Silhouette Cameo to make your own die!

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Products used ( Click the picture to purchase):




Sakura KOI MEDIUM WATERBRUSH Water Brush Watercolor #6 xqr-m
Simon Says Clear Stamps BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SSS101538

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Clearsnap Colorbox CLEAR Embossing Powder 10175

Simon Says Stamp BIG MOMMA FOAM TAPE ROLL Foam72

Thanks for stopping by!

SSS July 2016 Card Kit Card #1

Today I’m sharing the first of 3 birthday cards that I have already made using this card kit. It tried to stick to mostly what was included in the kit and use only a little bit of my supplies I already had on hand.

Here’s the card: 20160625_171640

This was the quickest of all of the cards I made and I just made it up as I went along. I started with one of the beautiful patterned papers from the kit and ink blending the border and the flowers using a Judikins Color Duster. I used various yellow inks including the one hybrid ink that was in the kit along with some distress ink. 

The sentiments that came in the Handwritten Floral Greetings Stamp Set were all nice but I specifically needed Birthday Cards so I used my stamp from the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp set. I embossed that on some black cardstock using versamark and white embossing powder. Don’t forget to run an anti static tool over the paper before embossing!

I layered that on top of some vellum and taped it down to the card front. I added some glass domes to the top left corner to finish it off. Glass domes are also sold by Pretty Pink Posh under the name Clear Droplets. Mine are just a little larger than theirs. I mounted the card front onto Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock that I turned into a card base by cutting it at 5.5″ and scoring it at 4.25″. If you haven’t used Simon Says Stamp Cardsstock before, I definitely recommend you give it a try. I was super happy with how heavy weight it was and it made me realize I’ve been making some very “light” card bases. It made it feel much nicer.

That’s it for today! I will be back really soon with another birthday card I made using this month’s Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. Thank you for stopping by!

 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2016 SUBSCRIPTION JULY START DATE

Making 3-D Flowers for a Card

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This card was pretty time consuming, but I’m very happy with how it came out. I have a video on youtube of the making of this card if you are curious how it was made.

Here’s a list of supplies:

Spellbinders Rose Creations Die Set
S5-050 Spellbinders ROSE CREATIONS Dies
140 Lb Watercolor Cardstock

Ranger Non-Stick Craft Mat
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET 15 X 18 Reusable NSC20677
Adirondack Color Wash by Ranger in Purple Twilight and Wild Plum
           
Spray Bottle for Water ( not used, but recommended)
Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414

Distress Stain in Mowed Lawn
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stain MOWED LAWN Ranger TDW36159
Ken Oliver Color Burst in Pthalo Green

Smooch Spritz in Mixed Berries

Luster Mica Powder in Hawaiian Orchid

McGill Paper Blossom Tool Kit

McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Mariposa Matstack by DCWV

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set Phrases 1 ( I couldn’t find my stamp set since it’s old, but I found one with this same stamp)
Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps WAY WITH WORDS cms165
Glossy Accents in a syringe (worked great to control the flow of glue!)
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Dimensional Adhesive GAC17042

Black Brads (from a local craft store)

Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets OR Glass Dome Seals from http://www.8seasons.com. The ones I used are actually 10mm and 15mm, so they are much larger than the Pretty Pink Posh ones. 8seasons.com is overseas and the shipping is not usually worth it unless you place a large order. The 10mm Glass Domes are only $2.83 for 100. The 15mm Glass Domes are $2.83 for 50. If you click the pictures below you can get 200-225 4mm clear droplets for $3.00 or 75-100 6mm clear droplets for $3.00. Not a bad deal.
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS (small)Pretty Pink Posh 6MM CLEAR DROPLETS (medium)
ATG Gun
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 1/4 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun
Sizzix Big Shot

Card Bases and Envelopes
DoCrafts CREAM A6 Cards & Envelopes 150101

We’re Expecting a Baby Girl Card #2

Here’s the second card I made to announce to family in other states that we’re having our first baby! This card came so naturally to me. I find that I have the most fun making card with spray inks and using my fingers. If it leaves my hands messy then I probably had that much more fun making it!

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Here’s a list of the supplies I used:

Cardstock Stencil made using Amperzand Font on Silhouette Cameo 2  traced with Fude Ball Pen 

Ken Oliver Color Bursts in Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue

Luster Mica Spray Mist ( I stopped selling these due to the time they take to make. I still have the powders and bottles available if you are interested. I can post them for sale.)

Floral Frame Stencil used with Distress Paint in Spun Sugar , Gel Medium mixed with Mica Powder, and Silks Acrylics. (apply using a palette knife)

Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil used with Inka Gold in Champagne. (rub with your finger. Such a fun effect!)

I thoroughly enjoy making mixed media cards. I hope you give this one a try! Remember, subscribe to us on YouTube so you can get notified when the video for this card goes live!

Many of these products can be purchased at Simon Says Stamp as well as our e-bay store.

New Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley in Stock!

We just got a shipment in last night of some of the newest products from Ranger.

Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Paints are the perfect paint for art journaling. They are quick drying fluid paints that dry to a matte finish. They come in a nice wide mouth jar. Dyan has released youtube videos showing how to paint using baby wipes and create beautiful blending effects. After our 20% discount, you pay $3.99 per jar. There are 12 colors to choose from.

Click the picture to get to the listing!

Next up, we have a new Tim Holtz release. Distress Micro Glaze is a water resistant sealer. It’s perfect for sealing off distress inks so you can continue wet methods on top without reactivating the distress inks below. You only need to buff on a little to protect the inks below. One jar is $6.79 after our 20% discount!

Tim Holtz demos it in this video :

Click this picture to purchase!

Tim Holtz also came out with Distress Refresher Spray. If you have had your Distress Ink Pads, pens, or ink for a while now, they may have dried out a bit. Just spritz it with the refresher and get a nice juicy ink pad again. This refresher also works on other brands of water-based inks. $3.99 after 20% discount.

Click the picture to purchase!

Another Tim Holtz release is the Distress It Yourself (DIY) ink pad. Now this one, I am very excited about. How cool is it that you can take your reinkers and make a custom ink pad?! You can take other brands of reinkers too! The pad includes a blank label on the top for indexing too. After our 20% discount, they are just $3.19.

Click the picture to purchase!

Tim Holtz had been receiving requests from his fans to come out with the perfect sprayer for his fun water splatter methods. He came out with the Distress Sprayer. This is an empty sprayer that you fill with water to create spray effects. The cool thing about this particular sprayer is if you pull the trigger half way you will create water droplets. If you give it one swift pull, you will get a nice overall spray. The trigger also locks for worry free travel. After our 20% discount, it is $3.99.

Click here to purchase!

That’s all the new products we got in this time, but don’t worry, we have plenty more on the way! Make sure to check back and see what fun new crafting items we have for you!

Charms & Findings are back on the site!

That’s right….Charms and Findings are back on the website. When we switched websites a while back we never put these beauties back on there until now! Currently there are 10 different listings for charms and findings, but we have quite a bit more that will be listed in the coming weeks.

Charms are a great way to add a little movement to mini albums, altered art, and cards.  Our low prices and small purchase quantity also make it inexpensive and un-intimidating to make your own charm pieces!

Also, just a quick note, we have NEW RANGER PRODUCTS INBOUND!! Wahoo! I am so excited to see the new dye ink pads and especially their new clear texture pastes!

Here’s a few of my favorite pieces that are up for sale on the website RIGHT NOW!

Rose Charm 3 pack ONLY $1.55!

Round Antique Bronze Frame Setting 25mm $1.70 for one. These are great for embedding pieces with resin. We also have the glass domes (which are not up for sale just yet).

Roman Numeral Clocks 2 pack ONLY $2.15! Great for vintage themed projects.

To purchase any of these products or to see the listing, just click on the picture. Thank you for stopping by!