One Little Stamp: Large Flower Background

This weeks feature for our One Little Stamp board on Pinterest is the Hero Arts Large Flower Background. When you look at this stamp in the packaging it can be a little underwhelming, but just wait until you see the card ideas! I have found some inspirational cards made by talented stampers in the Hero Arts Flickr Gallery, and on the wonderful world wide web. Check ’em out on our Pinterest One Little Stamp Board….

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One question I always ask myself when I’m buying a stamp is “How often will I use it?” I always like to think of at least three ways that I might use a stamp. Of course there are some stamps that I look at that I just HAVE to have. You all know that feeling right?

Whenever purchasing a Hero Arts stamp, I always go to their Flickr Group to see if any other stampers have made cards. You just go to their group pool and find a search bar that says “Search this groups pool”. Type in the name or item number of the stamp you like, and voila! Gotta love it.

One Little Stamp – Newspaper Skyline

Stamp of the Week: Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline

This week we are sharing some great ideas on Pinterest which showcase the Hero Arts Newspaper Skyline in our One Little Stamp feature. It’s peak season for wedding invitations right now, which means less time to play with our stamp. So instead we have scoured the internet once again and found some cute cards by other creative stampers all over the world! Check out our board on Pinterest to see some cute and clever cards we’ve pinned featuring this fun stamp set.

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Pssst! A little birdie told me that the Retreat will include an extra evening of Scrapbooking this year! Non-Members should stay tuned for details next week.

One Little Stamp: Cruising Through Life

Stamp of the Week: Lawn Fawn Cruising Through Life acrylic set

This week we are sharing some great ideas that showcase the Lawn Fawn stamp set Cruising Through Life in our One Little Stamp feature. Check out our board on Pinterest to see some cute and creative cards we’ve found online featuring this fun stamp set.

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We’re doing a Hero Arts order this weekend, so email us with any requests you may have before Sunday at 5pm! 


One Little Stamp – Zig Zag

This week our featured stamp is the Hero Arts Zig Zag Background which was released with the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog in December. There are already dozens of fantastic ideas popping up all over the internet, and we’ve pinned a small fraction of those fab ideas to our One Little Stamp board on Pinterest.

Here’s a card we pinned which Meghan made for our February Make’n’Take.

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Be sure to pop back every week to see which stamp we’ve featured. We’d love to see any cards you’ve made with the Zig Zag background, or anything you’ve made recently that’s been inspired by our Blog or Pinterest pins! Upload to The Paperie Community on Facebook if you feel like sharing! 🙂


The Jillibean Soup Blog showcased one of Krista Wells layouts over on their blog today AND it uses the Paperie December Kit! Congrats on the shout out Krista, we’re proud to have you on our Design Team! We’re lucky to have SO many talented Design Team Members, Instructors and customers at The Paperie – we treasure all of you 🙂

One Little Stamp: Friendship

This week’s feature is the Hero Arts Friendship 6×8 stamp set

Welcome back for our second week of “One Little Stamp” – this week we are featuring the Hero Arts Friendship stamp set, which is an oldie but goodie. This stamp set is actually in our Clearance section so it is 40% off the $35 price tag! That’s $14 off! 🙂

We’ve pinned some great ideas over on our One Little Stamp board on Pinterest:

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Every week I will feature a stamp that we have in stock at the shop and I’ll pin as many ideas as I can find to our One Little Stamp board on Pinterest. Click on the picture above to see some great ideas featuring the Friendship stamp set from Hero Arts. Enjoy!

Sneak Peek of February Make’n’Take

Hello Everyone! We thought we’d share the three cards we made today in our monthly TGIF Make’n’Take. We used one very basic sketch to demonstrate how you can get three different looks simply by using a small variety of stamps.

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Our new lunch-time make’n’takes will always be designed with the Clean & Simple philosophy in mind. Using a sketch you can easily create three cards in less than 60 minutes. You’ll have to sign up to see for yourself, but by using this blueprint and allotting 20 minutes per card, you can achieve amazing results! Here are the three cards we made today:

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We used our AccuCut Die of the Week: Butterfly #8 to cut out and layer six double-sided butterflies with the Authentique Freebird 6×6 papers. The ivory card base was stamped with the Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp in Antique Linen Distress Ink, and the birthday sentiment is from Memory Box.

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The Kraft card showcases the Hero Arts Dandelion, stamp of the week in our One Little Stamp feature. The panel was stamped with the new Hero Arts Newsprint background stamp in Rich Cocoa Memento ink, then the Dandelion image was stamped over the top with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder. A simple sentiment was added with a circle punch.

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Don’t you love the Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick distress inks on that poppy Hello card? The panel started out ivory with white embossing, and ended up a lovely blend of pale orange and brick. We used the Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms stamp and one of their Hello sentiments.

If you are inspired by any of these cards, we’d love to see any of your creations pop up in the Paperie Community on Facebook, or link to your blog if you have one! 🙂 With a new greeting, any of these cards would be good for a variety of occasions. To try something different, take the sketch and rotate it 90 degrees to get a whole new look for your card.

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