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10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 2 of 2)

Hello There!

I’m back today with Part 2 of the April My Monthly Hero Kit. Hope you like what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups for you:


This card was one of my favorites – I love the look of colored pencils on that Neenah desert storm cardstock.

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MFT’s Poppy card stock is one of my favorite colors – it’s so vibrant and such a beautiful orangey-red color.

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Cactus: 912, 109

Spikey Cactus: 989, 912, 1097

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922

Bird and Donkey: 912, 916, 922, 992, 994

Cake: 916, 994, 1013, 289


This didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted, but you know you have to try things and just see what happens sometimes. I do think maybe I should have tried Bristol paper for the background, I used Neenah and maybe switching that out might make a difference.

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The fiesta red ink that came in the kit is a really pretty pinkish red color.

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Prismacolors: 922, 924, 912, 911


OH my, the layers! I was really happy with how this worked out. That banner die is super pretty, I’m so glad I added it on to my order. I think this would be nice for a quinceanera.

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That coral distress ink matched the darker pink paper I used for the die cuts almost perfectly.

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Such pretty detail – I think it would be fun to try stitching through the edges of the banner too.


Somewhat simple, but really fun I think. I love how it looks like the snake is playing the guitar too. I was singing the Bailemos song in my head the entire time I was making this card (and it’s still stuck in my head now).

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That dancing mouse is by far my favorite from the stamp set.

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Mouse: 943, 1013, 923, 940

Guitar: 943, 945, 922

Snake: 911, 912, 942, 922, 992, 994, 941, 940, 994, 1092, 922


And now we’ve got the whole gang together for a big party. I created the background using the same distress oxide inks I used in yesterday’s post.

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I thought I’d echo the purple from the mouse’s outfit with purple ink on the inside here and I think it looks especially nice next to the green border too.

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All Prismacolors for this last scene are exactly the same as those listed individually above.

As always, thanks for stopping by – let me know which card was your favorite in the comments below. xoxo, Sarah

10 Cards 1 Kit · hero arts

10 Cards, 1 Kit |My Monthly Hero April (Part 1 of 2) + Giveaway Winner!!

Hi-ya! Hope your week has started off well 🙂

Gosh it seems so strange not to have spoken with you in two weeks! For those of you who only read the blog…my allergies went nutso week before last and I was down on the couch for most of it so I’m a bit behind. I worked on these cards a little each night of last week and am finally finished with the editing so here you go:

And here are some close-ups:


I’m so happy with how this card came out – super simple and super sweet.

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This is the only time I use those flourishes but I think they worked as great accents.

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That ribbon is so lovely.


Can you tell I loved that frame die? I wanted to create a row of dancers like I’ve seen in some of the traditional dances. This is busier than my usual cards but I like the multi-layered look.

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Again, I don’t know why this is mouse themed, but I think she is totally adorable.

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Prismacolors: 1008, 1009, 992, 105, 1002, 1032, 912, 109, 1068, 1072, 941, 1060, 927, 922, 928, 912, 1002, 1009


This guy is so cute – in the video you can really see him bounce around as if someone has just taken a crack at him.

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The scattered candy takes up a fair amount of room so there’s not as much space to write, but I think it’s worth the trade-off.

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I’m not sure if it was the movement or the gold glitter but my camera was going crazy trying to take photos of this. It’s a bit blurry in places but it’s the best of about 20 photos.


I love the texture this fringe creates – I’m so glad I picked this up as an additional die.

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I forgot to write down the colors for this but I used mostly the same colors as in other scenes and I have listed those.  (Can you tell my head has been full?)

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Again that ribbon – so beautiful!


Can’t you just hear that snake hissing?

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I love when I can make a little cluster of things inside the card too. I’m not loving the black ink though, if I did this again I would do everything in the green.

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Prismacolors: 109, 1097, 912, 1005, 989, 913, 1012, 1098, 949, 916, 913, 994, 995, 922, 992

Thanks for stopping by today – let me know in the comments below which card was your favorite! xoxo, Sarah

Valentines Day Series

Hero Arts | Case File Card – You Stole My Heart

Hello Lovelies,

Hope your week has started off well. I’m super happy with how this card came out and excited to share it with you! When I saw that Love Bandit stamp set I had to grab it right away. So let’s jump in…

Here are some stills for you:


I was going for as much realism as I could make here and I’m happy with the resulting file shape. (As real as a case file on a raccoon could be, lol.)


I had to fuss a bit to try and make this look full without looking too silly. I think when I mail this I’ll try to find some lined pink legal paper to write my letter on and then I’ll staple that on the righthand side over the last photo that way when the recipient lifts it, it’ll reveal the “Be my Valentine” message last.


I’d also like to find some kind of raccoon paw print to stamp on that grid paper…


He’s so sweet. How could anyone resist those eyes?!?


I don’t have an envelope liner die for 5×7 envelopes so I just made my own. I’ll be doing a video on this for my 5 Minute Tutorial Series coming soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by. xoxo, Sarah


Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Hero Arts – Love Bandit Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp | Hero Arts

Your Next Stamp – Paint Swooshes & Splatters: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Hero Arts Cup o’ Joe Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Score Board – I’m using a Martha Stewart version (retired). You can still get them but the prices are outrageous. I’ve heard good things about this one but I have not personally used it.

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

1/2 Inch Scor Tape: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher: Simon Say Stamp | Amazon

ZIG Water Brush: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(900, 093, 902, 041, 042, 021, 022)

MFT Card Stock:

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Bristol Paper: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

5×7 craft card base – I used the Ms. Sparkle & Co line from Joann’s

Project Life – Inked Rose Cards