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Hero Arts Vintage Christmas


New Years Card w/ Hero Arts Vintage Christmas

Hero Arts Vintage Christmas

Welcome friends & Happy Holidays! I hope you’ve had a great weekend and are maybe even enjoying a little time off work today! I wanted to stretch my holiday stamps and get a little more use, by moving them down to the next holiday! The Vintage Christmas set is versatile enough to be used all winter long. Just pair it with some different sentiments, like I did here. I’ve mixed a Hero Arts Digitial Stamp “Say it in Peieces” and Concord & 9th “Sophisticated Script” to make my own sentiment.

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So here’s what I did for this card:

  • In photoshop I created an a2 sized blank template, arrange my sentiment pieces where I wanted and printed onto Neenah cardstock
  • Next I stamped and clear embossed “New Year”
  • Lastly I stamped assorted images from the set, to create a little wintery scene
  • To finished, I trimmed the card down by .25″ around and mounted it onto some glitter cardstock before adhering to a white card base

And that’s it! Super easy and a great way to get more use out of holiday stamps! You could easily swap the sentiments for “Thinking of You” or “Missing You” or even a winter birthday.

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The Coming Year

Welcome back everybody.

Just a few more days before Christmas, I bet you’re busy preparing for your holiday activities!  And then the New Year would soon arrive!!

Do you stay up on New Year’s Eve and ring in the New Year with your loved ones?  Do I hear Yes?  Well me too, well I used to, now my DH and I are both too tired and fall asleep way before the “ball drop”!!  Oups just gave away my age!!!  Hahaha!!

So I am welcoming the New Year way ahead of time!







My process:

  • Stamp leaves from Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia with distress ink on white card stock and heat emboss with clear EP.  Closely trim.
  • Punch a 2 inch circle using white card stock.  Stamp ‘Hello’ from Hero Arts Say it All set in black and heat emboss with clear EP.
  • Glue trimmed leaves on edge of circle.
  • Add number sticker on from, and foam adhesive on the back.  Set aside.
  • On white card stock lay Hero Arts BasicGrey Flag Pattern Stencil on top and secure in place.
  • Press clear embossing ink on desire areas, remove stencil, heat emboss with Brass EP.
  • Trim the emboss piece to fit light green card base, adhere.
  • Glue prepared circle on top.



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This will be my last post of the year, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a magical holiday season!!  See you in the 2016!




Hero Arts BasicGrey Flag Pattern Stencil (SA038)

Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia (CL874)

Hero Arts Say It All (CL574)

Hero Arts Brass Embossing Powder

Clear embossing powder

Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Crush Olive)

Memento Dye Ink (Tuxedo Black)