Hero Arts Inspiration Week - Day Two

Hey everyone!!

Today I have a layout to share that I created using more awesome Hero Arts stamps.
I wanted to find a fun way to keep my sons valentine's that he received from his friends at school so I decided to use a page protector that was divided into 9 pockets and cut it down. I cut the whole top row off leaving 6 pockets that I could adhere right to the 12 x 12 layout:

Valentine's Day

Hero Arts/Basic Grey 'Friend-Your The Best' Stamp Set
Hero Arts 'Newspaper Background' Stamp
Hero Arts 'XO' Stamp Set
Hero Arts 'Celebrate Everyday' Stamp Set
Hero Arts 'Envelope Pattern' Stamp
Hero Arts Cup O' Joe Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Pool Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Soft Pool Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Pool Buttons
Hero Arts Pool Layering Papers
Hero Arts Gems/Pearls
Other: WorldWin Papers Cardstock, Echo Park Patterned Paper, My Favorite Things Dies

I then embellished the page with patterned papers and stamps.
At the top of the layout I diecut my title from my Silhouette and pool layering paper. After I cut it out I stamped over it with the envelope pattern stamped to give it a bit of detail. I also stamped two borders. For the top border I stamped the XOXO heart in soft pool shadow ink continuously and then I stamped every third heart with red ink. For the border underneath, I repeatedly stamped XOXO with soft pool shadow ink. I also stamped the pink diecut heart beside the title with the newspaper background using Cup O' Joe shadow ink:

On the side of the layout, I adhered a strip of banner patterned paper and then dressed it up with stamps to make it more interesting. I used brown and pool shadow inks and stamped love themed words on some of the banners. I then added another heart embellishment cluster at the bottom and this  time stamped the smaller pink heart with the newspaper background. I placed the heart so that I could add a hand cut stamped banner coming from beneath it to line up with one of the banners on the patterned paper:

I love how easy it is to customize a page by simply adding some stamping to reflect the theme or message your trying to achieve. The last stamped detail on the page is the pink banner on the bottom left of the layout which has another stamped heart to match the ones from the border and a sentiment stamped onto the banner. All these elements paired together make the page look uniform and add just the perfect amount of detail without a lot of bulk.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with more Hero Arts inspiration! :-)
Oh and we can't forget a giveaway. Leave a comment on this post (and every post this week) and I will randomly pick a winner at the end of the week for a Hero Arts stamp set of the winners choice!!! :-)

Steph :-)



  1. Your layouts are always so clean, colourful and detailed. An amazing combination. Love it!

  2. I LOVE this layout! For some reason I always make my banners pointing down, but I love this strip going out to the side, and adding stamps to it is even more amazing!

  3. Very nicely done! I always struggle with how to use stamps on layouts and you used to many with such ease! Thanks for the inspiration!!!