Hero Arts Oldtimer’s Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! It’s already the middle of September… another few weeks closer to Christmas, lol! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using several Hero Arts products – Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set, blessings Stamp & Cut, Intense Black ink, and White Embossing Powder. I created a fun 3-D birthday card featuring birthday sentiments for ‘old’ people as well as a pop-up instant one-step camera from back in the day! Remember those?!

Before I get to my project details, quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets have sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store and unfortunately the Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set was one of those that sold out. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out. Seems this has been happening to me a lot lately, lol! But I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

The stamped image and sentiments on the front are all from the Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set.


I stamped a genuine (from the heart) sentiment above the camera from the Hero Arts blessings Stamp & Cut set in Hero Arts Black Intense ink.


This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve ever created. I had one of these cameras and I’m pretty sure I chuckled throughout the entire process of making this, lol!


I went back to the Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set for the sentiment on the ‘instant camera picture’ which I embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. Love how this turned out! :)


Happy to enter this fun birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #52 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: September Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #350 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #66 – Use Dies and/or Punches
Daring Cardmakers: 4 of Something (4 shades of purple)
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #362 – For  A Friend
Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
Inky Chicks: #88: Use Your Favorite Color(s) (purple… one of many!)
Inspiration Destination: #133 – Anything Goes w/ optional Recipe (die cuts)
QKR Stampede: #261 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #96 – Die Cuts and/or Punches
Stinkin Inkers Challenge Blog: Color Wheel (shades of purple along with gray and black neutrals)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Oh Boy
Try It On Tuesdays: My Friend
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #25 – Birthday
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #300/#301 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #26 – Anything Goes

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts blessings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Intense Black ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Wild Orchid cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, red and various shades of purple cardstock scraps
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PL4, BP6, OR2, CT4
Dies/Punches: Lori Whitlock Instant Camera Pop-Up Card Silhouette cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is CASE A Designer this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Pick ANY a2z Scrapbooking designer and CASE one of her projects! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

16 thoughts on “Hero Arts Oldtimer’s Happy Birthday”

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! That’s so clever how you combined the stamps and the pop-up camera and the polaroid picture! That’s really inspiring!!!! Thanks for sharing your fun and beautiful card with us.


  2. A fabulous card and brilliant design.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x


  3. what an incredibly clever and adorable creation! love it!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo


  4. This is amazing. Loving the 4 shades of purple and just happens to be my favourite colour. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.


  5. What an adorable card! I love the sentiment and then the polaroid camera on the inside! I just had to chuckle myself! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with dies!


  6. Really fun card! Thanks for joining us at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenges! – Patti (Stinkin’ Inkers Challenges DT)


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