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Holiday projects with Ornament Infinity Dies

Hi everybody, I must tell you I am very eager to share my holiday projects with you!  I got my new Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies last Friday and I am like a child whom just received a new toy!!  Of course I played with it right away!!  LOL

A couple days ago my design team mate Char created some beautiful ornamentd using the same die and washi tapes.  See it here.  I reached for my glitter powders and glitter paper, and experimented.

  1. die cut using glitter paper
  2. adhere fine glitter powder using Stick It
  3. adhere glitter using Stick It
  4. die cut using gold foil card stock and metallic card stock from the Hero Arts December 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit

Each product gave me a different look.    I selected some of the pieces from my experiment to put on my card.

On my white postage stamp shape panel (die cut using Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity Dies) I stamp the pine branches from the Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set, and add faux snow (mixture of glossy embossing paste and glitter) and gold heat emboss the sentiment from the same set.  I adhere the ornaments (thread with sliver cord) using foam adhesive.  I cut a tiny slit underneath the branch and tug the end of the sliver cord in under the white panel, secure with tape.  Then adhere the white panel onto red card base with foam adhesive.  To make the smaller ornaments, I first peel off the backing of the Stick It and place it on white card stock.  Then I die cut the ornaments.  Next I peeled off the remainding backing and sprinkle the glitter over it.

While I was waiting the faux snow for my card to dry I decide to play some more with the dies and made ornaments.  First a 2D version, then a 3D version, then I got carried away and made another combining the two techniqes!  Hehe!!

If you don’t mind the long post read on!  I think everything is pretty much self explanatory.  I included some snap shots taken while making them.   This first one has an inner piece suspended using fishing wire.

These two are not complicate to make, just cut multiples (same color or multiple colors), score down the middle, fold and glue together.  Just remember to add cord before gluing the last piece.  Right now they could be considered the ‘vanilla’ version, but one could always embellish further using bling, button, and the alike.

The last one is a combination of the first two.  And I needed some help to hold things while I glue, so I used a clip.


Whew!  Finally done (for this post).  But I am not done playing with the dies.  😀  This set of dies has different size and shape ornament, so imagine the combination you could have!  Get yours first, right now.  It’s available at the a2z Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get a discount, scroll down for more details.  Check it out.

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Fresh Herbs Shadow Box with Hero Arts

Happy Wednesday everyone,


I am back with another project created for April’s Challenge – Getting to Know you (use your favorite Hero Arts products).  I am using my new favorite set – Fresh Herbs, and to tell you a little bit about me, I like gardening when I am not crafting.  And the idea of today’s project is somewhat related to gardening.  Ever see those raise vegetable/flower bed that is framed by wood in real or in magazine?  I drew my inspiration on that, and made an irregular shape shadow box.

My process:

  • Use sturdy card stock to create open boxes.  Cut correspond card stocks for each box for stamping.  Stamp, heat emboss, color each image.  Adhere to box, arrange and adhere together as shown.  The dimension and colors are listed one by one below.
  • Dill: 3 by 2 1/2 inch, stamp in Crushed Olive, clear heat embossed.
  • Sage: 1 7/8 by 3 inch, stamp in clear, gold heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Mint: 2 by 2 inch, stamp in Bundled Sage, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Parsley: 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch, stamp in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Rosemary: 2 by 3 inch, stamp in Peeled Paint, clear heat embossed.
  • Bay: 3 by 2 inch, stamp in clear, gold heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Basil: 2 by 2 inch, stamp in Lime Green, clear heat embossed, filled with watercolor.
  • Thyme: 3 by 2 inch, stamp in Field Green, clear heat embossed.
  • To embellish, I use an old digital stamp set from Hero Arts and created paper pieced rain boots, gardening tools and watering can.

Here’s a look of it after I pin it up on my wall.


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Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Fresh Herbs

Ranger Distress Ink  – Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Bundle Sage

Hero Arts Ink Cube – Amy’s Shades of Green

Hero Arts Ombre Ink – Vintage Metallic

Memento Pigment Ink – Tuxedo Black

clear embossing ink

clear embossing powder

gold embossing powder