Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway!

This is post 2 of 3 for the day!

click HERE for the SugarPea Designs Fall Product Release - Day 3

Click HERE for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Q&A




Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop!  The new products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks but they're now available in the Hero Arts store.  We're celebrating the new release with a Blog Hop!

Hero Arts will be giving away THREE $25 Shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop!  Please leave a comment by Wednesday, August 30th at 11:59 pm pacific for a chance to win.  Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week on the Hero Arts blog.

You should have arrived here from my wonderful teamie, Jessica Frost-Ballas' blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the Hero Arts blog so you don't miss any of the fun!

I have two projects to share with you today so let's get started, shall we?!

Have you seen the new Wintertime Fun catalog?!  It's gorgeous and I believe the best one yet (although I say that about all the Hero Arts catalogs!).  HERE'S the link to it.

My first card features the new Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut:


My main color palette is pink + green which makes me a happy crafter!  Gotta love that sweet mug of hot chocolate!  The images have been stamped with Intense Black and colored with copics.  Do you spy the smidge of Tide Pool Shadow Ink?

My next card features the new Color Layering Holly stamps and coordinating frame cuts.


The inks I used on the holly leaves:


I used the frame cuts and red felt from my stash for the holly berries!  The Nesting Postage Stamp Infinity die makes for a fun backdrop, don't you agree?

That's it for me!  Next up is my awesome teamie, Michelle Short!

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚

156 comments:

  1. Loveeeeee these!! That gingerbread man on the first one cracks me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Love your cards. Cutting the holly berries out of felt added a special touch.

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  3. Thanks for the giggle; the first card is super adorable and I
    just love it. Poor gingerbread man, tho. Lovely holly card.

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  4. Oh my gosh - the little gingerbread man made me LOL! So cute!

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  5. Simple, but yet so gorgeous! ♥

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  6. Beautiful cards!! The first card is so adorable!! The berries made with felt are so beautiful.

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  7. A duo of delightful cards, Amy! Feeling for the little gingerbread *grin* The holly leaves...soooo pretty!
    hugs~c

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  8. Love them. Very simple and pretty.

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  9. Oh ... love both! That cookie card... omg... so adorable! Love that.. and the other so beautiful... love the felt!

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  10. I love both of your cards Amy, but that gingerbread cookie one really speaks to me! I think I "need" that stamp and die set!!

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  11. Hahahah, that gingerbread card! Love the colors and the adorable design of the whole thing.

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  12. Love the simplicity and the laugh with the gingerbread card!

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  13. Both cards are fantastic but that "take a bite out of Christmas" had me chuckling!

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  14. Pretty cards :) Love the simplicity and beauty :)

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  15. Haha, love the gingerbread card. I have a soft spot for hot chocolate even with the 95 degree SWFL heat!

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  16. Ah, love that first one! Sooo cute! Both are adorable. :)

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  18. These colors! That cookie card is so adorable!

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  19. I just love your cards. The white space on each one makes them pop. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Love the gingerbread man - it makes me smile!

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  21. Super cute cards, Amy! I love the gingerbread.

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  22. Your card are so nice, Amy! I love them.

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  23. Love the take a bite card! So fun. Beautiful!

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  24. adorable cards! love the non-traditional color palette :-)

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  25. Oh I just think "Take a bite out of Christmas" would be such a cute cards to give to a child weather they are 5 or 50! Super vibrant and clean. Looks easy to recreate! Thank you!~

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  26. That cookie is too cute! I like how you colored it, too.

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  27. The first one is just adorably sassy, and the second one is so clean and pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  28. Lovely cards, wonderful coloring!

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  29. pretty cards Amy.. I really love the second one..

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  30. Such sweet cards! The cookie with a bite out of him cracks me up!

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  31. Poor little ginger bread man, such a cute card!

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  32. Simply gorgeous! I am loving all the new goodies!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I love the gingerbread card, so cute

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  34. Cute cards, Amy! I like the watercolor background or the Santa Snacks and the cleanliness of the Christmas card!

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  35. Fun cards. Love the gingerbread humor!

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  36. Great inspiration Amy. Love your style.

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  37. LOL! I just love that cranky gingerbread man!

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  38. Such a fun stamp - love the humor of the gingerbread man. Great inspiration.

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  39. Awwww that gingerbread man is too cute and fun!

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  40. What a cute stamp set of the gingerbread man with the bite taken out! And I love the layering ivy stamp set. Great cards!

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  41. simple and elegant. the grumpy ol' gingerbread man looks kinda cute

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  42. Beautiful set of card designs!!!

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  43. Beautiful Cards , :) thanks for the inspiration :)

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  44. Pretty holiday cards!!!! I am loving all the holiday images.

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  45. That little gingerbread man makes me laugh (out loud!). And I do agree that the postage die makes a great backdrop. I love the simplicity of both of your designs. Thanks for reminding me.

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  46. Oh I NEED that gingerbread set!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  47. I really like the sweet simplicity of both cards.

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  48. That gingerbread man card is too fun! Thanks for sharing both cards.

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  49. Adorable Amy - love that soft green behind the first card here Whoot!

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  50. Your first card made me smile and that second card is great with the postage stamp look and holly! Love these. Thanks for sharing on the blog hop!!

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  51. I absolutely adore both of your beautiful cards, Amy! The watercolored background on your first card, paired with the gold glitter, is stunning! Your symmetrical holly design is super pretty & I love the felt berries! Perfection!

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  52. Lovely cards. The angry little gingerbread man is so funny.

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  53. Love that gingerbread man with the bite taken out of him...how fun!

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  54. That gingerbread man card is so adorable.

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  55. Your holly card is my favorite I love the felt berries. Great look.

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  56. i am in love with that Gingerbread man card! so cute!

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  57. Lovely holiday cards, the gingerbread man one is super cute!

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  58. Sweet cards. Thank you for the post. Love Hero Arts!!

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  59. Two absolutely gorgeous cards Amy! I love that they both have your classic green in them!

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  60. Very nice cards thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!
    Kimberly

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  61. The cookie with a bite out of it is hysterical

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  62. Cute cards. The gingerbread man looks a little upset. So funny.

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  63. Very cute cards. I'm loving the holly. Thank you for sharing.

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  64. Adorable cards. Just love your style.

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  65. Your Gingerbread cookie card is my favorite. Thank you for sharing

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  66. Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  67. the bite out of Christmas is adorable and the Holly is classic

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  68. Great cards! I love the framed sentiment with the holly on the second one, a great design for mass producing!

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  69. Great cards. I really love the second one.

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  70. Wow! A huge stamp die and all the way down to a small one. I love how that looks on your card.

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  71. Lovely cards. I love the watercolor splash on the second one.

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  72. Gingerbread man is not happy to be sharing a bite out of his head....So cute! And your second card is wonderfully traditional.

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  73. Like the CAS with style of the creations. The Christmas Gingerbread has a whimsy look. The holly & berries have a wonderful dimension look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  74. Poor little gingerbread man he looks so sweet but sad. Thanks for your inspiration on both these cards -beautiful

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  75. Smidge of Tide Pool Shadow Ink was First thing I noticed, next was the partially eaten (sad looking) gingerbread man, lastly, thought the holly berries were made with Red Velvet! Great CAS cards!

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  76. Love the chocolate and cookie! Fun cards!

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  77. Great cards! Thank you for the chuckle.

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  78. Love how simple and elegant your cards are...the gingerbread man cracks me up!

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  79. I always love to add more to my food themed stamps. They are so cute.

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  80. Your cards are adorable. I love the Gingerbread man card, so funny! The Holly card is lovely, nice job on both!

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  81. Such sweet cards! Hot chocolate and Gingerbread, a perfect combination

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  82. The gingerbread card made me chuckle - how cute!

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  83. Gingerbread cookies have such a dear and important part of our Christmas traditions, it especially reminds me of my wonderful grandmother who is no longer with us, but memories of her live on until we're blessed to see both grandparents again in God's timing. I loved that your first card brought back a wonderful gingerbread memory for me, but it was a Halloween memory of a special treat-bag she made for us grandchildren with some candy but also some of her special gingerbread snaps, how I loved and still love them!

    Best wishes,

    Joanne Lowe

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  84. Great cards, especially the holly one. Love the humor in your gingerbread card, too.

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  85. Sweet holiday cards...love that adorable gingerbread one, just too darn cute.

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  86. adorable cards. I love holly stamps/dies for Christmas and have aquired allot. Guess I'll be adding one more! TFS

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  87. Poor gingerbread.
    Somebody has already chomped
    on him.
    Darling cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  88. Cute cards! The gingerbread and cocoa just made me smile. :)

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  89. Love the card with the holly. Your coloring of the holly is so pretty.

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  90. Love the felt holly berries on the holly card.

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  91. Such cute cards!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Great cards; I love your soft greens. The face on the gingerbread guy is too cute!

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  93. Great cards! Love those felt berries!

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  94. I'm partial to gingerbread men so loved that card, but both are lookin' good girl!

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  95. Takes "don't bit my head off" to a whole new level.... both cards are so nice. Who is not a Hero Arts fan, especially at the holiday time. Can't wait to look at that catalog. Thanks Amy.

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  96. I love anything with Gingerbread men! Your card is adorable & so fun with the light pink & green. Your other card is sweet too. Thanks.

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  97. beautiful presentation of the holly stamp set

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  98. Oh my gosh thanks for the laugh with the gingerbread man card! Your holly card is lovely - I do like the postage stamp die cut base.

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  99. I have that gingerbread set and your card using it is adorable! great die cut for that holly card too!

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  100. These are both fabulous! Love the layering holly, so pretty and perfect for Christmas!

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  101. I love the "cool" color combinations! And it's great to see that the holly leaves and postage stamp die cuts are very complimentary.

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  102. I love your cookie card! It's hilarious! And the simple background ensures that the focus remains on that cute scene. Such a great idea.

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  103. Lovely cards. The gingerbread man is my favourite!

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  104. Adorable and sweet! Both cards are fabulous! The holly leaves are my favorite.

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  105. What fun and festive cards! Santa's snacks stamp set cracks me up. Great job. Love the fresh look on the holly card too. Thanks for sharing your "happy mail"!

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  106. The holly card is bold and clean, just beautiful. The gingerbread man says it all.

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  107. Hero Arts has amazing products. This holiday release is just wonderful. Thank you

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  108. This blog had showcased a lot on nice Hero Arts product and some amazing samples. Your cards are so cute-especially the gingerbread man! Just made me chuckle. Thanks.

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  109. Yes I did see the tidal pool ink on the first card. I love both your cards. The holly stamps are very nice.

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  110. Fun! I love the little gingerbread man card.

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  111. Great new release, thanks for sharing

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  112. Sweet cards, i love the little gingerbread man.

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  113. Such an adorable Gingerbread Man! Love your cards!

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  114. These are both great CASe cards! Love them!

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  115. Green is my favorite color, so I love both of these cards! My sister would definitely get a kick out of the gingerbread man, so I've already added that set to my wishlist. Thank you for the holiday inspiration!

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  116. Your cards are adorable! Love the gingerbread!

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  117. Take a bite out of Christmas cracked me up! Love both cards, thank you for sharing!

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  118. Adorable. Gotta have the Santa Snacks set.

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  119. Such cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  120. I love those felt berries! Perfect touch!

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  121. Cute Santa Snacks card..the second is lovely too!!

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  122. Delightful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  123. Love your 'take a bite out of Christmas' card!! Too cute!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! :)

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  124. The gingerbread man is so funny. Thank s for a fun card.

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  125. What a fun stamp (mad gingerbread man)!

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  126. The gingerbread man card is so cute. Love the watercolored background..subtle which allows the gingerbread man to be the focus.

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  127. Cute cards! Those felt berries look very nice with the holly.

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Cheers,
~amy~