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Hero Arts Spring Catalog Launch Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello friends! Thanks for joining the blog hop today for Hero Arts. New products are available in their Spring Catalog and IT. IS. AWESOME. Besides new stamps and dies, there are new tools. I don’t know about you but I am so excited about these! Shipping for these tools is expected to start in early March. But don’t get FOMO (fear of missing out), use the “notify me” button to be alerted as to when they will be in stock and ready to ship. You will be glad you did because not only will you know when they are ready, but there might be a giveaway for a set of the new tools (wink wink…nudge nudge).

My inspiration for you today is using some brand new products. Lets get started!

I used Intensified Black ink to stamp the flowers and vase onto white cardstock. I then used the matching layering stencils to ink blend Reactive inks. This makes coloring quick and easy! I cut the flowers using the coordinating die and then added white pen details and yellow enamel dots for the flower centers.

I used a top fold A2 card base in Paradise to stamp the Etched Winter Swirls background in Unicorn White pigment ink. I wanted some interest without it being too distracting from the bright flowers. I then made the pop up feature using Paradise cardstock cut to 4 1/4 by 5 inches. I scored at 3/4, 1 3/4, 3 1/4, and 4 1/4 inches to make a box (This was from a recent Jennifer McGuire video). I adhered by “box” to the bottom of the cardbase’s front panel.

Look at that dimension!

I wanted a floating sentiment so I added the Happy Birthday sentiment above the flowers. I first stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock with white pigment ink, added white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it to size, added an acetate “post” and adhered to the back of the flowers. The sentiment is sitting on top of the flowers but the acetate give it a bit more stability. The flower vase was adhered to the “box” with liquid glue. This card does fit into an A2 size envelope. To do this, make sure that the elements (flowers/sentiment) do not go beyond the top of the card when the “box” is folded down.

Supply List:

This next card is absolutely adorable for Spring, a new baby or if you celebrate Easter. I made a card for Easter but this set is very versatile. Honestly, I really just wanted to use some cute little wooden eggs I found in my stash!

Color Layering Duckling. So adorable!

I started by stamping the duckling onto white cardstock with Butter Bar, Orange Soda, and Just Rust inks. These colors worked perfectly! I also stamped the butterflies in: Lemon Yellow/Butter Bar, Cotton Candy/Rose Madder, and Passion Flower/Grape Juice. All images were cut using the coordinating dies.

On a 3 by 4 1/2 inch panel of white cardstock, I stamped the grass image in Green Apple and Key Lime Fizz Reactive inks. I also blended Soft Sky ink to make a pretty Spring sky. Intensified Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment at the top of the panel. I added a very thin pink matte for a little pop of soft color. For some added interest in the background, I dry embossed the Star Branches stencil on a 4 by 5 1/4 inch panel.

The pink matted panel was adhered to the dry embossed panel using liquid glue. I added the duck, butterfly, and egg elements. The egg elements were from my stash but I think this would still be adorable with out them. You could also add some of your own by using small oval shaped die cuts. The finished panel was adhered to an A2 side folding white card base.

Supply List:

GIVEAWAY:We will give away THREE $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, February 20 at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Dana Joy
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Pocono Pam
Special Guests:
Nichol Spohr
Jennifer Kotas
Meg Brooks <—– You are here
Rebecca Keppel
BreAnn Loveland
Kelly Taylor

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and joining the celebration of Hero Arts new catalog. I hope you enjoy some new products!

45 thoughts on “Hero Arts Spring Catalog Launch Blog Hop and Giveaway”

  1. The ducking reminds me of wonderful memories of pet ducks my sisters & I had when younger. Older sister had one she named Snippy and my younger sister & I had one that we named L&M for our initials. The ducklings followed us around in our backyard. When they got too big we could not bring ourselves to kill & eat for food so we sold them to neighbors.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


  2. What fun! That Birthday Wishes card is so unique and fun! And such pretty spring colors, too! Both cards absolutely remind me of spring. Such a fabulous new release from our friends, Hero Arts!


  3. Awesome cards! You got to the pop up box card before I did and I love how you did it! Will have to CASE it if you don’t mind.


  4. Dear Meg – Your cards are a pure delight. The floral one is cool and pretty – I can see what you got from watching J McGuire. The duckling card is adorable – so stinkin’ cute!
    TFS –
    Lori S in PA


  5. I love the flower card, they appear to be floating and the three dimensional aspect is fun. I also love the enamel drops on the card. So lovely.


  6. Meg without a doubt we’re gonna need to add that Flowers in Vase set to our Hero Arts Collection. Thank You for inspiring mom and me.


  7. Thank you for sharing your creations. This is the first time I have visited your blog. You sound like a really neat person! I’m glad I found you on the internet. I really like your box card.


  8. The pop up is really pretty. I have a Scandinavian friend who would love that. Welcome Spring and that sweet chick. Yup the wooden eggs are perfect against his sweet layering.


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