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Caardvarks :: Hero Arts CAS Challenge

Hey ya'll! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! Thank you all for stopping by on Friday for the Paper Crafts blog hop celebrating the Holiday Cards & More issue. Also, thanks for the bids that I have received for my "Blog 4 Boobies" card. If you are interested in finding out more and want to bid, please click here.

Today, I am sharing a few Hero Arts cards for the new Caardvarks challenge. This time, the challenge is all about keeping designs clean and simple. Most of my designs are pretty simple, but I did sneak one in there with a slightly more pizazz! Head on over to the Caardvarks blog to check out some amazing designs and maybe get inspired to create your holiday card this year. Clean and simple designs are perfect to create bulk holiday cards.

  1. Trim red cardstock to an A2 card base and emboss card front.
  2. Stamp trees on cream cardstock, cut out, and adhere to cream block.
  3. Stamp sentiment.
  4. Mat on green cardstock, then add gemstones.

Stamps :: Hero Arts - get merry
Ink :: Tsukineko - versafine spanish moss, memento tuxedo black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy, vintage cream, ripe avocado
Embellishments :: Hero Arts - gemstones
Tools :: Provo Craft - Cuttlebug, swiss dots embossing folder

  1. Trim music sheet and black cardstock into strips, die cut scalloped borders, then adhere together.
  2. Add cream cardstock block to scalloped borders.
  3. Add twill tape and tie into a bow.
  4. Stamp sentiment.
  5. Stamp tree on green cardstock, cut out, then pop off.
  6. Pop off focal point off A2 black card base.


Stamps :: Hero Arts - merry christmas trees
Ink :: Stampin' Up! - black
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - true black, vintage cream; Craft Supply - vintage music sheet
Embellishments :: Hero Arts - gemstones; Papertrey Ink - scarlet jewel twill tape
Tools :: Papertrey Ink - medium, small scalloped edge dies; Provo Craft - cuttlebug

  1. Trim green cardstock to 4" x 5.25".
  2. Stamp tree, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  3. Add gemstone.
  4. Stamp sentiment.

Stamps :: Hero Arts - merry christmas trees
Ink :: Tsukinkeo - versamark watermark ink, versafine vintage sepia; Close to My Heart - cranberry
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - pure poppy, spring moss
Embellishments :: American Crafts - clear embossing powder

  1. Trim kraft cardstock block, then stamp "JOY" in red and add remaining sentiments around it in white.
  2. Stamp snowflakes and stars on blue cardstock and adhere to kraft cardstock.
  3. Add twine and ink the edges with white chalk ink.
  4. Pop off A2 card front, then add gemstones.

Stamps :: Hero Arts - get merry, merry christmas trees
Ink :: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist; Stampin' Up! - white; Clear Snaps - colorbox white; Close to My Heart - cranberry
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - kraft, white, aqua mist
Embellishments :: Hero Arts - gemstones; Craft Supply - twine

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you have a marvelous Monday!


Shemaine Smith said...

Ashley these are beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the designs are stunning!

paperpapier said...

wow...absolutely stunning, beautiful, elegant...You are superb!!! Tx for sharing such an inspiring creations.
hugs, heaney

Rae said...

Nice cards. Absolutely LOVE the color combo and design on the second card with the musical notes.

Smita said...

Stunning cards. Clean, simple and elegant!


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow lots of gorgeous creations here love them all!!!!

Aimes said...

Ashley, I love every single one of these cards! Fabulous! I especially love your first one; it's sooooo fun and yet traditional with that colour combo!

Robin said...

I don't think I have ever posted here but I just have to tell you that you are such and inspiration to me! I love your cards!

Lucy Abrams said...

YUMMMMMMMMY cards Ashley. Simple, striking and perfect.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful cards! So stunning!

claudia shadler said...

They're all such pretty cards! luv luv the CAS look :) You've officially inspired me to start thinking about xmas cards! Luv the large scallops on the second card with the music sheet! perfect! it was so nice getting to spend time with you on the Vcrop :)

C :)

Alice said...

these are so beautiful! pretty colors and designs. fabulous!

Kimba's Kreations said...

Such nice cards!!!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful mix of designs!

Anonymous said...

.........THUD!!! Lovely each and every one!

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