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Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts & Basic Grey Blog Hop! We’re sharing some Spice Market goodness with you! Gotta love the eye candy, eh?!

I have 3 card designs that I hope inspire:


The Spice Market collection features a great mix of colors and patterns…


I had to watercolor the peonies in the Lovely stamp set–borrowed the greeting from the Best Time Ever set and stamped it onto some vellum and stapled it on with the Tiny Attacher.


This one features mostly the papers and stickers from the 12 x 12 Spice Market Collection Pack but also an acetate die cut (amazing)–. I stamped the delicate lace border from the  Best Time Ever set along one edge of the top panel with Delicata Golden Glitz for a little bit of shimmer. It’s hard to see in the pic–a good thing, actually–but I 3D mounted the acetate die cut with these Kool Tak Clear Foam Adhesive Squares.



I thought the Large Petal Background stamp would look subtly sophisticated embossed with white on some of the patterned paper from the 12 x 12 Collection, and then I layered one of the pre-printed die cuts and white embossed a greeting onto some scrap black card stock.  It may look like I sewed the floral die cut but I cheated and just used a fine tip black marker. :)

Before you hop away, be sure to leave a comment here! Why? Well, because Hero Arts and BasicGrey will be giving away two complete Spice Market collections — including paper, embellishments, clear and cling stamps. The two winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers’ blogs. Comments must be received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, March 2. The more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning!



That’s a whole lotta paper crafty goodness, I tell ya’!

Your next stop is the extremely talented:

Tina Aszmus


Thanks for joining us on the hop and remember that if you get lost or there’s a busted link, you can always go back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the participating bloggers!

Happy hoppin’!



 The Hero Arts and Basic Grey Spice Market Collection are available at Ellen Hutson, LLC

  1. Love the way you used texture and design in these cards. Thanks for the ideas and for sharing.

  2. loving the stamping!!! what beautiful cards!

  3. Love the simple but striking design of these cards!