Friday, May 31, 2013

AnyHero Cards

Do you ever have trouble making AnyHero Cards?
{If you don't know what an AnyHero Card is, Click Here }
Sometimes I make a card with every intention of it being an AnyHero Card but then I think OWH always needs Thank You cards so I put it in the regular pile.

Then I tried to make a regular Thank You card for the OWH Blog Hop but made the squares too big so it ended being an AnyHero card. Then it hit me!  Just make the base a non-A2 card!  Then it can't be a regular card!  For me a top fold horizontal card shows off the card to the Hero the best so that is what I try to always make.  A card with a fold on the side or on the top of a vertical card is harder to see or is hidden in the envelope and is better for an AnyHero card.

 You can cut one piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock into three pieces: 8.5 x 3.66ish

Add your thicker embellishments...

Add those wooden embellishments...

Add some scraps...

Add a sentiment...

Round a corner or two...

Maybe a die cut or decorative stamp...

You can try new designs or techniques.  It's fun to make something different and still needed!
Now just write a quick note and let a Hero know how much you appreciate their service.  Check Here for some examples or Here for a video.

Supplies Used:
June 2013 Card Kit  ~Simon Says Stamp
Best Mom Ever Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
For the Record Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Talk Bubbles Die Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Vintage Sentiments Stamp Set ~My Creative Time
Tuxedo Black Dye Ink ~Momento
Pumice Stone Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Tea Dye Distressed Ink ~Ranger
Green Button ~Close to My  Heart


  1. Thanks for the great tips for Any Hero Cards. Your cards are really nice. I love the colors and the text and graphics. I have some oversize card bases and envelopes that I couldn't use for OWH card. Now I know I can use them for Any Hero Cards. Thanks for the links too.

    1. Glad you like them
      {and can help in using up supplies}

  2. Great group of cards Annette and super advice about Any Hero cards being a good way to use some odds and end or some larger cards or the vertical folds. Particularly like that square with the button in the middle.

    1. Thanks Paula~
      I forgot how fun it is to make these "non-standard" cards!

  3. So glad to have learned about this card project, perhaps the girls and I should create a few together.

    1. Would love to see what you and your girls design!