Superheroes are everywhere you turn these days, and the trend has carried over into the papercrafting world. These adorable heroes and their comic book-themed sentiments and accents are so in style!
Superheroes can be used for all kinds of different cards, and they can be masculine OR feminine! I bet you would be hard-pressed to find a holiday or occasion that didn’t lend itself to the use of a superhero card. I know this to be especially true at my house; my husband is a HUGE Avengers fan, so I’m always on the lookout for fun sets like this!
I have to say I had SUCH a hard time paring down my list of great cards. So many crafters out there have taken on this trend and made gorgeous cards!
Danielle used a great comic strip die by Papertrey Ink to great a background for this card that features some fun heroic phrases that would be sure to make anyone’s day super!
Bam, Zap, Wow by Danielle Flanders, courtesy homespun with heart
This card by Lexi also features the same die to block off individual shaker areas of the card. I love the patterned papers behind each panel with the little star shakers.
You’re My Hero! by Lexi Daly, courtesy confetti by lexi
Maile made this fun mask and card that would be sure to make any girl smile! That’s what’s so great about superhero cards – a quick color swap and the card is great for the girl heroes in your life.
Hope Your Day is Action Packed! by Maile Belles, courtesy Simply Stamped
The superhero on Jill’s card is so cute, but he also looks very serious and ready for action! I like the star and embossed stitched circle in the background. They really provide a good backdrop for this little hero.
You are My Superhero by Jill Dewey Hawkins, courtesy MFT Challenge and Inspiration
Debbie did such a great job coloring this little superhero with Copics. The blue rays coming out from behind our little girl hero really make her look set to save the world.
Super Girl by Debbie Olson, courtesy Thinking Inking
One more hero that’s ready for universe-saving is the little guy on Sarah’s card. I really like her star die cut with the starry background behind him!
You are my Hero by Sarah Gray, courtesy Funky Fossil Designs
If you’re loving the idea of incorporating superheroes into your paper projects, but feeling like your collection is a bit inadequate, you can always improvise with what you have! I’m not usually one to want to self-promote, but this next card was one of the most fun cards I’ve ever produced, and it might give you some inspiration. I needed an Avengers card for a birthday party we were attending, so I did my best with the non-superhero supplies I had. Google images came in handy a lot as inspiration to get things like Thor and Iron Man to turn out close to accurate. See? You can make a superhero card out of supplies you already have!
Avengers Birthday Card by Laurie Davenport, courtesy Paper Chemistry
In case you’re looking to build your collection a bit, here are a few different superhero sets that might strike your fancy:
Superhero Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink
Calling All Heroes by Stampin’ Up!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to go out and save the world now (or at least let someone know they’re your superhero!)