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Coffee Hopping with Santa Snacks

Hi, it’s Chark here today sharing the cutest gingerbread boy and cocoa mug stamps from Hero Arts. I love anything gingerbread, from the cake to cookies to the adorable stamps this time of year and the wallpaper on my phone! So, of course I had to have the Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut set when I saw it. While I didn’t use the “mad” gingerbread boy with the bite out of him, I love him and will be using him in some fashion this holiday season…probably on a tag of baked goodies.


With this stamp and cut set, I made a large tag for the holiday and a shaped card. I cut out the largest ornament in white and kraft with the Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity dies and then stamped with Distress Oxides. They give a cleaner stamped image than the Distress Inks and you can use water on them too to color the image like I did on the white ornament card.

Here’s a closer look at each ornament.


I used a white Prismacolor pencil and a white Uniball pen, along with a couple other Prismacolor pencils. Happy Coffee Hopping, my caffeinated friends! Enter your coffee/tea/cocoa project to try to win from a2z Scrapbooking and LOTS of other companies! And if you want to see another project using this stamp set, check out Cindy’s adorable gingerbread step card here.

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Please join us in this month’s “Make it Pop” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month


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Shake It Up, Shake It Up

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today with a little more inspiration for the Brand New September Challenge. The theme is Hero Arts and Shaker Cards. I will be the first to admit that I love shaker cards but that I cannot make them! There seems to be too much cutting and pasting for me to get them right. So…guess what? I got rid of some the detailed work and it actually came out ok this time!

IMG_7898Yes, I know it’s early for Christmas cards…but when I got my cutie gingerbread stamps, they just begged me to make a card with them right now! So, let’s pretend it’s at least after Halloween so you won’t be mad at me. Aren’t they sweet?

gingerbreadTo make the inside (shaker part) of the card, I used the little plastic bag my stamps came in, trimmed it down and had two open sides and two sealed sides. I used washi tape to seal one edge, broke out the Christmas cookie sprinkles (yes, the edible kind) and filled the little bag. Then I sealed the other side with the washi and then just adhered it to the back of the card.

IMG_7928I cut the window in the front of the card and inset a smaller rectangle in a slightly different green cardstock. I stamped Christmas from an old HA set in white unicorn ink. I love that stuff—best white ink ever. Then I added my trimmed gingerbread boys and heart in Neon Red ink, a die cut Happy in red glitter paper, some more washi and it was finished. Aannnddd it was a shaker card that didn’t lose bits of sprinkles everywhere! I feel so accomplished.


Join us this month in creating your own shaker card with your Hero Arts products and then enter the challenge for a chance to win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking Supplies store.

Happy Shaking!

charkGingerbread stamps

Happy Stamp & Cut

White Unicorn Ink

Washi tape

Pear Cardstock

Apple Crush Cardstock