A Blog Named Hero Challenge

X-Large Word Pop-Up Easel Card: 9th Anniversary Celebration of A Blog Named Hero Challenge!

Hi Everyone! We have a special celebration today! It’s the 9th Anniversary of the A Blog Named Hero blog challenge! We have a fun Instagram hop going on and I hope you will be able to join! Aside from out usual $50 gift card to the Hero Arts store for own inspiration challenge, Hero Arts has so graciously donated another $50 as a prize for hopping along on Instagram! If you would like to see all the amazing inspiration from the current and past design team members, you can start hopping with me @craftyannastudio.

Now on to our April challenge and if you haven’t guessed yet, the theme is Anniversary! Here are my card inspirations for this month’s challenge.

For this card, I used the Hero Arts Love You Stamp & Cut. Its an interactive pop-up easel card. This was inspired by the many easel cards tutorials but made my own spin on it using big word dies.

I have the full process and instructions on how I created this in my video linked below.

I had so much fun making this that I created another one, this time using the Hero Arts X-Large Happy Thanks Stamp & Cut.

For the background of the cards, I used the Script bold prints cling stamp. In the green card, I used white embossing powder, then swiped different colors of reactive inks and sprayed it with water. It was so quick and easy to make. I did the same process for the blue card but used gold embossing powder for a more elegant look. I have a video and coordinating blog post of a similar process linked here.

These cards fit into a regular A2 size envelope.

For the word “pull” and “pull here”, I used the Lawn Fawn Push Here stamp set. And heat embossed it in the middle of both pull tabs

Hope you were inspired to try out this technique of creating this interactive card. You can, of course, use any big word die you may have in your stash. But you can also use images with their coordinating dies! So many fun ways to do this!

Don’t forget to check out our April challenge linked here!

I am also linking this to a brand new challenge blog, Creative Creases Challenge.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

‘Til next time!



Thank you for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate it! You can also find me on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Facebook.


Note: I am affiliated with some online stores including Altenew, Hero Arts, Brutus Monroe, Concord & 9th and Trinity Stamps. If you use any of the links above, I get a small commission from these wonderful shops at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!

4 thoughts on “X-Large Word Pop-Up Easel Card: 9th Anniversary Celebration of A Blog Named Hero Challenge!”

  1. Anna, como decimos nosotros los mexicanos, te aventaste! These are so gorgeous! Gorgeous colors, too. So beautiful! 💜💜💜


  2. LOVE this gorgeous easel card! Yours is so incredibly creative and will have to try it soon. Thank you so much for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and really hope you can join me again soon.


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