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Hi All! I’ve got some cards to share with you today! I was lucky enough to receive some wonderful stamps from Hero Arts to work with- first up, fancy keys!

I used versafine ink in brown on Kraft cardstock to stamp these great keys. I distressed the edges with chai ink, and then applied glossy accents to one key. I then pierced a hole on each side of the end of the key & threaded black silk ribbon through, tied in a simple bow.

Can you see the detail? I was having so much fun; I repeated the process on ocean tides cardstock with smoky shadow ink and white silk!

Next up, a bright, happy card to help me look forward to spring!

I used the fun Pom Pom Flower stamped in black on Hawaiian Shores cardstock.  Prismacolor pencils gave it a punch of fun color and 1/8” solid/center stitched ribbon in celery/white adds a fun bit of whimsy along the bottom! (I added a couple of rows adhered with Helmar Premium Craft Glue– once it was set I used my fingernail to fray the edges a tiny bit!)

And last, in this season of love… a sweet heart card!

I used versamark ink on fine linen cardstock to stamp several of the XO’s from the XO clear stamp set (there are even more!) Red ink packs a punch with the ‘love’ and solid heart images! A little tea ink around the edges and some fabulous red crinkle ribbon finish it off!

Thanks so much to Hero Arts for their fabulous products to create with! And thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears

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  1. Marsha D

    Love these.  That key looks so neat with the embossing and the ribbon tied around it.  How classy the XOXO card is.

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  2. SherylH

    Beautiful cards!  Love the idea of highlighting one of the keys and adding ribbon, but the simplicity and elegance of 'love' card makes it my favorite.

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  3. Sue Kment

    These are all Wowser cards!

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  4. sue wisniewski

    thank you for sharing all your ideas.  I really like the brown card with black ribbon very classic and the ribbon grass on the flower card very creative.
    stamping sue      http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/
     

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  5. AnitaRex

    What great cards!  I love how you added glossy accents to one of the keys!  :> 

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  6. Amy H.

    I love the simplicity of that Valentine's card. Great color combo. Thanks!

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  7. shartl

    Wow, love these cards…especially the XOXO one! Love that one brightly stamped sentiment on the muted background!

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  8. Pendra

    Amazing cards… love the key and how you made it stand out!!!  Way cool!
     

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  9. Pai

    such cute cards! i love that ribbon grass!

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  10. Cynthia B.

    Love your stamping! I especially like the glossy accents on the one key w/ the ribbon through it – very clever, and it really stands out.

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  11. Karen

    Really cute, simple, and easy cards!  Love the glossed key and the ribbon grass.

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  12. barbara lassiter

    All these are wonderful and I loved  all the ribbons!

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  13. Debbie C.

    Great cards….I am loving that pom pom flower stamp.

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  14. Ruth G

    Very nice cards!   A little bit of stamping, a little bit of ribbon a whole lot of nice!  TFS!

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  15. Marie / Legojenta

    Such fabulous cards! TFS =)

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  16. Weenie Thomas

    The red bow is gorgeous

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  17. LinhC

    Thanks for sharing the great cards!  I love the little ribbon used for grass idea!

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  18. Anita A

    Stunning cards!

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  19. Tanya Hulbert

    Jen, you amaze me and I always love to hear about what fun you have creating!  

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  20. Buffe

    Really like the cards.  Tying the ribbon around the key end looks so good.  Love the ribbon grass too.  So clever.

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  21. Barbara Moore

    I love the key stamp! Great job! And the Love card too. The simplicity of the look is just wonderful.

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  22. terriavidreader

    I just love that big flower card!

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  23. Ruby C

    All your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the green grass! Love that ribbon and your Pom Pom flower.

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  24. Kathy P

    Love the elegant simplicity of these cards….even a beginner like me can probably make them!  Great stamp!  Love the ribbon!

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  25. Isabel

    Love the embossed key  and the use of ribbon for grass –very creative

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  26. Pam Bray

    I am so loving all of the Valentine ideas, thanks

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  27. Denise Poshard

    I love the simple elegance of these cards – just my style! Thanks for some inspiration!

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  28. SuZeQ

    LOVE this card.  Thank you for sharing.

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  29. cheiron

    Love them all, but my favorite is that last one with the red bow-FABULOUS!

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  30. Sharon L-S

    I love it when we see cards with a masculline look.  The key cards are great man cards.   I can see doing a red heart attached by ribbon to the key along with a tag saying "Here's the key to my Heart"  as a valentine's card for a guy. Maybe even put that on the XOXO card.
    The ribbon on the bottom of the Pom Pom card reminds me of a city skyline as well as grass. 
    Oh the possibilities with these cards.  A big TFS!!!

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  31. Lin B

    Beautiful cards!  I've really enjoyed this week, and got lots of inspiration!!

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  32. Janet L.

    Great cards with clever ideas, wonderful stamps and terrific ribbons! What's not to love?

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  33. Agata

    Wonderful card ideas!

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  34. Mary-Anne V.

    What great stamps and cards…so inspiring. THanks.

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  35. Debstamps

    What a terrific way to use that thin ribbon!  A great way to highlight elements!  Love your graphic XO design!  Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Pam

    These are great cards. The XO card packs a punch with that red added.  Love it!

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  37. Katarina

    Great cards, especially love how you tied ribbon on the keycard.

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  38. Kris in Alaska

    Lovely! Simply lovely cards!

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  39. Doreen

    Hi there – great giveaway; love your ribbon!  Visited and left a note on Hero Arts FB!

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  40. Indy

    These are just so wonderful.  Love the ribbons!

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  41. Sue D

    Great cards–I like how you added glossy accents to the one key.

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  42. Colleen O

    Great cards. Love the fancy keys

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  43. Terri (blindstamper)

    How clever to use the ribbon for grass!  Great cards!

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  44. Robin Mayfield

    Love the cards, so much creativity!!!

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  45. Kathy Camasso

    These are all great but I LOVE the last one, especially since this stamp set arrived in the mail today!  So excited to try this idea out ASAP!

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  46. Christine Dring

    Wow! What fabulous cards Jen! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. cher

    really amazingly gorgy cards, yet so simple! luv me some ribbon! ty for the ideas!

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  48. Nadine Mogg

    I love your cards, they are proof that simple is good!  Such a clever way to highlight one item!

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  49. Lynda

    So creative to use the green & white ribbon as grass under the flower!

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  50. Luanne Pang

    gorgeous cards! love how one part is the highlight.

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  51. Bethany Becker

    I love the key card!

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  52. Cindy C.

    I love how you mixed Hero Arts stamps and May Arts ribbon together to create these lovely cards!!  Yes I am inspired!

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  53. Holly Tolman

    These cards turned out great! I love the ribbon grass.

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  54. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, these are so pretty! Love the key background! Such a clever way of highlighting one. :o)

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  55. Memoriesbymanda

    I love how you tied the ribbon around the key! So cute!

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  56. Tammy Bachmeier

    I love what you did with the first two cards, glossy accenting one of the stamped keys!  Adding the ribbon like you did looks simple but gives it a wow factor.  I love the flower card, but mostly i love how you used the ribbon to make grass at the bottom of the card.

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  57. Linda W.

    Love your pretty key cards – so fun to pierce and add ribbon that way.  Gorgeous bow on the love card too!

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  58. Jennie P.

    I can't explain why , but I just love antique keys and I love the card. I like the neutral look of brown on brown. It's simple and beautiful.

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  59. Barb King

    Love the kraft xo card with that pop of red, I am going to try this!

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  60. Jane

    I like!

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  61. anne

    fabulous!!  love the project.  Anne

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  62. Leni

    Great inspiration!

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  63. Jessie G

    Absolutely love!

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  64. Laura Cox

    Great projects!  TFS!!

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  65. erin

    Fabulous!!!

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  66. Ange

    Super cute cards! Really love the look of the first one!!

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  67. Micah Gullikson-Poteraj

    You have been showing such nice projects. The red ribbon coordinates with the card so beautifully. You have great ribbons, and such variety. Does anyone else have more? I don't think so.

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  68. VikkiCH

    how cute is that?  love the grass ribbon! such sweet/easy ideas to inspire the afternoon.

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  69. Sue McRae

    I like how you "glossed" up one key for impact and love your ribbon grass!

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  70. Janie La Pierre

    Very sweet!
     

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  71. Rebecca W

    Wonderful cards!

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  72. Mary McCrary

    Very nice! 😀

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  73. Donna

    Wonderful CAS cards, thanks for sharing your talents!!
    Hugs
    Donna

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  74. Natasha G.P.

    The Valentines card is so simple and pretty. Who wouldn't love to get that?

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  75. Anita Mulcahey

    These are stunning.  Love that keys set.  Thanks for sharing.

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  76. angie B

    Love those keys!!!!  I could see right away the glossy key!!!

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  77. B. Poteraj

    How pretty. I love the old fashioned feel of the top card.

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  78. Sharon Gullikson

    I especially love the key card! I've always had a thing about old keys.

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  79. Jennifer H.

    I love the key idea!! Will have to see if I can try that with some of my stamps.

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  80. rush

    love the cards.  thank you for sharing.

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  81. Mary B.

    Thank you so much for the ideas–just love them–very classy!

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  82. Karen L K

    Cute cards. Interesting idea pulling the ribbon through the glossy accented key!

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  83. Rosemary Sharon Woodruff

    love the way the cream and the red heart, etc., came out…awesome…and the key is a really great idea.

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  84. Kelly Massman

    Love these!

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  85. Holly

    oh   yes! the glossy-accented key really stands out and I love the ribbon grass!
    Thanks
    Holly

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  86. Katie

    LOVE your ribbons, and posted on HA and MA.  Would be great to win some of you YUMMY ribbon.
    katie
     
     

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  87. Patty Ann Mowrey

    My new love red crinkle ribbon, just yummy need to get myself some of that!  Great cards but the red on the XO card just takes it over the top.

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  88. Karen Rice

    Your key cards show so much detail on the stamp I didn't know was there!  I like it so much more now that I see the varieties of keys–I also love the bright blue sky with the pom pom flower card!  Thanks for sharing!

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  89. Trudi Wilbur

    Oh fabulous cards!  I just love that flower stamp, I like how you used the ribbon for grass very clever.  I love love love that Valentine card, I have that set I may have to give your card a try, the red really does pop, love the ribbon.  And great inspiration with the keys, I have that stamp ast well and haven't done anything with it yet.

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  90. Angie Hall

    Love all the different ways you emblished your cards with May arts ribbon.This shows how versatile it is. Thanks

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  91. Jessica Toulmin

    I love the idea with the key.  The XOXO card is my favourite, so elegant. Great ideas 🙂

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  92. Amanda Coleman

    I love the key card and the xoxo card.  Lovely work!

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  93. Rosann

    Very creative cards, like your techniques on your keys.

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  94. Miriam Prantner

    I really love the idea of tying a ribbon around the key….looks wonderful and that big old bow on the last card is just gorgeous.  They bows really make the cards!

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