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Cards & Gift Wrap!

Hello bloggers, Latrice here! Today I’m very excited to share with you a fun card set using Hero Arts stamps along with some great gift wrapping ideas. First up we have a set of three cards. I personally love all the different type of trees that Hero Arts has so I’m using three of their trees today. Each tree uses a different technique as well.  Here is my first card.


For this card I started with a Kraft cardstock base and inked up the edges with Vintage Photo distress inks from Ranger. It’s my go to for distressing. For my tree I used Versamark and then embossed in white. This makes it pop right off my card. I love this crochet ribbon from May Arts and also the silks are fabulous! I layered the two for more color and interest. My tree is topped with a vintage button from my stash and it has some burlap string found here ties through it in a nice bow. My sentiment is from the same stamp set and matted in green cardstock from the Hero Hues papers.


  • Adhesive: Tombow


Card number two is colored with Distress inks.



I started with a blue notecard from the Hero Hues by Hero Arts. I used some cream Neenah cardstock for my background. I used Soft Brown Hero shadow ink to stamp with the cling music background. This stamp is a must have. The edges got some distressing and also a straight line stitch. My sentiment and trees are from the Merry Christmas trees clear set. I stamped once on my background and colored the trunk with E37 Copic marker. I then stamped my two trees on Neenah cream and inked dark with Crushed Olive Distress ink. To make them shimmer and shine I spritzed them heavily with Pearl glimmer mist. Some burlap string and a single gemstone finish this off.



  • Adhesive: Tombow, EK Success
  • Other: Stitching and sewing machine


Card number three was simple and quick.



For the coloring of this one I used watercolor pencils and Hero Arts watercolor paper. I first very quickly added two different shade of green to the tree and with my watercolor brush mix them and got this great end result. To add some snow to my trees I used the new white enamel paint from Ranger. I cut my tree out and added some 3D dots to raise it above my inked background. The green card base is a Hero Arts notecard and I took a scalloped EK Success punch to the edge. I also added in some fun vintage book paper. Simple and sweet.



  • Colored pencils: Watercolor pencils by Staedtler
  • Enamel: Ranger
  • Punch: EK Success
  • Adhesive: Tombow, EK Success
  • Other: Stitching and sewing machine


My second project using some Holiday Hero Arts sets was gift wrapping. I live to wrap presents at Christmas time. I try to have fun with it even though the paper is just going to get torn off and tossed. It makes them look pretty under your tree until then. Here are some pictures of my presents all wrapped up and ready to give!


I colored with Copic Markers, used some embossing and worked some of that Ranger white enamel onto the roof of my little snowy house. These packages would be so fun to give to someone. I love how these stamps work in so many ways. I also love this traditional gift wrapping ribbon from May Arts. I love plaid ribbon so much. Can you feel my excitement? I really hope that you get some motivation to dress up those gifts this year.


Thanks so much for stopping by the May Arts blog today. Have a great day!




Blog Posted by: Latrice Murphy


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  1. Jill Jazz

    This is getting me fired up for creating for Christmas….like how you used the twine on the trees.

  2. Jenifer Ann

    Oh my Latrice…your cards and projects are stunning! Love these – Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. jen shears

    All of your projects are gorgeous!! You’ve really shown how great May Arts & Hero Arts are together! 🙂

  4. Donna

    Lovely job on the packaging Latrice, they all look so pretty!! You have a great eye!! Thanks for the ideas!!

  5. Sandra ltb


  6. Deirdre

    Love everything you created Latrice – really fab.

  7. Karen G (BC)

    I really like the cards and the wrapping Latrice. It’s lovely and so elegant.

  8. Sue McRae

    Woonderful projects!

  9. Andrea

    I absolutely love the first card. Wow! You go girl!!

  10. sue w.

    I like to do fun wrapping myself. thanks for sharing, stamping sue

  11. Charlene

    Great cards and tags…so festive!


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