Friday, September 4, 2015

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Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop !  You should have arrived here from the very lovely Debby Hughes' blog!

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Okay, let's get to it, eh?!  My first card is a fall inspired one.  Fall has to be my FAVORITE season.  I love dry, crisp & sunny days.

hero arts supplies:  cardstock:  earth mix layering papers  stamps:  branches bold prints, color layering fall trees, kelly's holiday planner icons  ink: pumpkin piecup o' joe, just rustbutter barforever green, india ink black, unicorn white

I started with Hero Arts Earth Mix Layering papers.   Love how the Branches Bold Prints pop with Unicorn White Pigment ink!  I used the Color Layering Fall Trees on vellum, it makes it flow with the background.  

These are the inks I used:



The sentiment was stamped in India Ink Black.....the sweet pumpkin is from Kelly's Holiday Planner Icons!  I have bits of birch paper in my stash, the India Ink just sits on top of it rather than 'bleeding'.   I like how it captures the 'fall' feeling on center panel.

Next up is a holiday card:

hero arts products:  cardstock:  blush mix & snow layering  stamps:  candy stripe bold prints, peace & joy  ink:  holiday reds/winter greens by lia,  hero hues metallic, india ink black  other:  ribbon cutting set by lia

I love designing tall skinny cards!  This one measures 3.5 inches x 5.5 inches.  The base is from the Blush Mix.  Yes, I love the Unicorn White Pigment ink!  This time I used it with the Candy Stripe Bold Prints.  My center panel is a Snow Layering Panel trimmed down to 3 x 4.  I used a corner rounder on both the base panel and the white panel.  The Peace & Joy set is one of my favorites.  It is filled with pretty sentiments and other graphic details.  I stamped the sentiment in Black India Ink...I followed it up with the various circles in:


Isn't that bow a fun way to finish off a card?  It is the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia.  Can you tell what I used? (smiling) Yes, I upcycled a Starbucks Coffee Sleeve!  I decided to use the corrugated side for the bow and for the ribbon part, I used the 'flat' side so that you can see a smidge of the text.  For added interest I used a mini wooden clip.

Well, that's it for me!  Next on the hop is the Fabulous Kristina Werner!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the full list:

598 comments:

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Unknown said...

Really like your holiday card! Would be great for making bunch of them :)

Marcie Sharp said...

Lovely holiday cards Amy!

Unknown said...

Love the tree stamp, so many great ideas

Angeline Choo said...

Both cards are just lovely Amy! Love that bow on your card :)

Kelley H. said...

The white background on the Fall card is awesome.

Joan B said...

Amy, these are gorgeous!! That bow!!!

liz said...

Everything is so beautiful

Jana said...

Very pretty

charian said...

Love the corrugated bow!

gabriella said...

Oh goodie finally a fall card. I love making fall greeting cards and just hanging them up around my house

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING that tree and that BOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Charlotte C said...

Love your cards, and thanks for the chance to win.

I Card Everyone said...

LOve, LOve, and you rocked the SB's bow! Oh the company you keep, amy ... they are so lucky to be playing cards with you!
=]

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards. The tree (on your first card) is really neat.

judy said...

Beautiful cards and I love the new stamps!

Kathy S said...

That stepped tree stamp is a keeper.

SmilynStef said...

Love all of the fun layers and the stripes & circles on your second card ... congrats again on your awesome new gig.

stamping sue said...

Your cards are simply charming. I like fall weather, too.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

QuilterLaura said...

Love using the coffee sleeve, brilliant!

Unknown said...

Love the ideas outside the box or circle etc

theCook said...

Love the corrugated bow!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the tree on the vellum which almost looks like fabric. Like the crimped Kraft bow & how you attached it with a mini clothespin.
Melissaq
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Diane (fionna51) said...

I love that tree! Such a beautiful, simple card! Thanks

Eva said...

Both cards are very beautiful!!! I love those bow in the holiday card; )

Patti Horak said...

Love the bow, great use of something you would normally toss!

Kim said...

another wonderful card in the hop. Love it

Mary Dawn said...

that bow though ;)

Scrapthat said...

lovely projects Amy! TFS
Dolly

Shelly said...

Oh, these are both BEAUTIFUL!! Love them!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beaut cards, Amy! Love all of the colour and textures! Fall is my fave creating season too!

Annette Allen said...

your cards are both gorgeous.. I adore the first one.. Yay for Fall..

Kyle4143 said...

I love the fall card!

SewPaperPaint said...

OH my goodness, this fall card is absolutely adorable, what a perfect combination! And the bow sure makes the second card, NEED that die!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful work, Amy!!

Betty said...

wonderful cards, Amy - that little pumpkin on the first one is such a cute addition to your gorgeous card!

Peggy Bonovа said...

Both cards are awesome!

Krysia said...

I love both cards, but I'm specially awed by the fall one. I think I *need* that tree stampset!

Judie said...

Your cards are so original! Love the bow :)

cheryl l. said...

Nice cards! Fall on is my favorite...too early to think Christmas

Susi said...

Such a lovely "twiggy" background for your Fall card

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous designs!!!

Betty Sue said...

Well done!! Love your fall card!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards!

Ashley said...

Nice cards!

Cynthia said...

I want to make both of these cards, they are so pretty!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful cards! I LOVE the colors on the second one especially - the bow is amazing!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Kati said...

I loved the bow idea! I've always wondered what to do with the tiny clothespins that I've somehow managed to gather along these years, and now I have my answer! Great cards!

Samantha O said...

Love the layered fall leaves!

Unknown said...

And the tree can be used for the other seasons changing the color palette.

LaNell said...

Very interesting and fun cards! Love the color combinations.

Carol D said...

I especially love your fall card - the layered fall tree looks like lots of fun to use!

Shelley, the Crafty Lawyer said...

I dig the background on the "happy fall" card. I pained a wine glass with that sort of tree branch thing going on.

Sheri said...

Great job on both but that bow is especially an eye catcher.

BeverlyBL said...

Love how you stamped the tree on vellum so it would blend with the background. The corrugated bow is very clever. Thanks.

Kristi H. said...

I love Fall, too, and those branches really do pop. The holiday card is my favorite, though, and I have to copy that bow! Excellent!

slang said...

The background stamp is beautiful. Great touch for that lovely fall card.

Barb said...

Sweet cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards, Amy! Love the holiday card! My favorite to make. :)

Rubeena I. said...

Wow, love these!!!! xoxoxo

Unknown said...

The card with the candy cane background has me excited for the holiday season!

Nancy said...

I think I need that tree stamp! Just beautiful Amy!

Kelli Green aka Cajunstampingqueen said...

Love your projects!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the tiny pumpkin on the first and OF COURSE I adore the sleeve bow!

Unknown said...

Pretty cards.

Anja said...

Beautiful projects, Amy! I especially love the white on kraft background on the first card!

Andrea's Card Design said...

Beautyful cards.
I like the first a little bit more....think because of the colors.

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the fall card.

bev said...

Great cards!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful cards, and I LOVE the upcycled coffee sleeve into a bow!

Glorie said...

Love the tree layering stamp. So many possibilities! Awesome cards :)

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done especially your fall card.

craftytreen said...

what wonderful ideas! I love the bow with the little clothes pin. i'm starting to get into cardboard (who thought I would ever say that lol. my family thinks I have lost my mind. lol) your cards are so inspiring. thank you so much

Robin said...

Terrific blending and use of colors!

Unknown said...

Simply elegant!

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards Amy. Thank you!

eily62 said...

I really like the holiday card.... And I will be saving my hot cup holders from now on!

Libby Hickson said...

Love these Amy! And love that you made your bow from an Sbux sleeve. Of course you did! :-)

Deb said...

The tree looks like it is stamped of fabric!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful designs! have a great long weekend Amy!

Natasha said...

Love the projects! Creative use of a non-crafty supply!

cm said...

Two gorgeous cards, Amy! Once again, you've planted a smile alll over my face! Your creativity is such a gift; thank you for sharing it with us.
~carol

Dawn Y. said...

Amy, I just love the soft Autumn colors and the bold, cheery Christmas colors! Such a clever idea to add dimension with an upcycled coffee sleeve! ♡

Laura Norris said...

LOVE both cards Amy! The little pumpkin in the first card really add that something special! And the Starbucks bow? Perfectly Amy!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!!! :)

Linda Breedlove said...

LOVE your fall card.... L O V E it!!!! Your Christmas one is a beauty, too... but, Amy, I LOVE that fall card!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Your card with stripes is amazing. I love the colors and the graphics.

stampwithsandy said...

Great holiday cards, Amy! Love that fun corrugated bow.

Bev said...

Awesome fall card, but especially love the Christmas one. Such an original idea for the bow.

Tamara said...

Amy, amazing inspiration. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Both cards are well done love the new Hero arts products.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Lovely... I really want the bow cutting die..

Unknown said...

Very cute cards =)

forpahl5 said...

very cute cards! Love the tree with falling leaves! Have a great weekend!

Petra-loves-paper said...

what beautiful cards you showed! greetings from Holland, Petra

M.Louisa said...

So classy and elegant card.Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb Selby said...

Lovely cards as usual, that showcase the Hero Arts release so well. Thank you!

wendipooh13 said...

both holiday cards are soooo cute!!!

lgw said...

So cute.

Unknown said...

Simple but clean and elegant! Love these!

Unknown said...

Great cards. I'll have to give white pigment ink another look.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Sweet!!!! Shoulda grabbed me them unicorn pastels !!!!

Unknown said...

Really like both cards but the fall tree card my fav!

Unknown said...

Lovely cards, both!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards, Amy! Love the softness of the first one ♥

Unknown said...

Lovin' the names of those colors....Pumpkin Spice and Cup O Joe! Love that tree stamp...it's one I have on my list!

Virginia L. said...

FABULOUS designs all around, Amy! Love the fall card and the holiday one is lovely! Very happy for you that you are on the HA team! Congrats!!

Joyce Erb said...

Great card, love the sentiment

Unknown said...

Very nice.

Taylor McKay said...

Love the tall skinny card... Definitely going to make a couple of those!

Pink Stamper Girl said...

I'm so in love with the tree stamps, love your projects the are adorable and love that you did the tree different.
Hugs and Happiness,
Briana C.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! These are sooo Pretty!!

Amy C. said...

I'm liking these new products from Hero Arts. Thank you for sharing your pretty fall and holiday card!

KimS said...

Oh, so pretty!

Kim H said...

How cute! I love the Starbucks touch!! So creative.

Leslie said...

Thank you for sharing!

BeckyR71 said...

Beautiful cards ! Love them! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Unknown said...

Great cards when you're making several - beautiful!

Tracy said...

Very cute!

Teresa Doyle said...

Both are beautiful Amy. Just lovely!

Candy said...

Fall is in the air

Piali said...

Love love love the Fall card!! The peace& joy card is fab too!!

Craftychris said...

Ooh fabulous fall card - I love the tree and the Kraft card background! A pretty tag too xxx

Oksana said...

Nice cards!

Diane said...

Wonderful cards.

Anonymous said...

Christmas card is my favorite.. But I like Fall card too. Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

Unknown said...

Great cards - i have little clothes pins too so i'm all set to make this one!!

Arte Banale said...

Beautiful cards!

Amber McGary said...

wow! The first card is beautiful. I love both of them though

Unknown said...

Love the fall card!

Michelle Simone said...

Beautiful cards!!

Sue in Grapevine said...

That bow die is calling to me!

Leslie said...

Thanks! Nice cards!

Steph B said...

Really lovely.

StephB said...

Seriously love the fall tree!

Satori said...

Love the layered tree on vellum over the background! Fabulous

Cindy said...

Your cards make me smile.

LesLee said...

Gorgeous... I have to agree with you about fall. I love all the seasons.. but something about going from summer to fall... it's like taking a nap in the afternoon... it just feels good. great cards... love the looks you achieved.. thanks for sharing and the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

Awesome! That layered tree stamp set is on my wish list!

{VICKI} said...

the tree card is my fave

Daria G. said...

So fun :) great look :)

Debra said...

Love how you used the products. Great design and colors.

Kailash said...

Your card designs are so amazing, love the layered tree!!!

Unknown said...

Great cards! I also love fall and I really like the tree stamp.

Christi said...

I like the candy cane striped background on the holiday card. It's a great idea/

Sara said...

What a gorgeous fall card! The fall colors are beautiful and I love the pop of white twigs in the background!!

Unknown said...

Your fall card is remarkable. So nice

Mildred Mildew said...

Two great cards. Beautiful work!

Jill said...

Great cards!!!!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

Your cards are so cute!

lunersilver said...

Really cute cards! I especially love the backgrounds :)

Jenny K. said...

Pretty tree!

chera said...

super cute!

Christy Velasquez said...

Great idea to recycle the starbucks sleeves on cards! Looks super cute as a bow. Lovely cards!

Kim W said...

Both cards are so cute!!!

Heather M said...

Your cards are fabulous! Love the upcycled bow.

Sassy Addy said...

Beautiful cards, so happy to see fall colors!

PamC said...

The vellum is perfect for this fall card.

Anonymous said...

Sweet cards! The Starbucks bow is perfect

Noreen said...

Love the starbucks coffee sleeve bow - such a clever idea!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Becky said...

Great cards!

Betty said...

So cute, love the itty bitty clothespins

Unknown said...

Love that you up cycled the bow.

auntbubbels said...

Love your creations, and I am so ready for fall too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the stamped background on the first, so pretty, and that second is so striking and CAS, I just love it!

Four11Lady said...

Love the way you used the vellum and the recycled item for the bow!

Theresa's Studio said...

Very creative cards....beautiful!

Carole R said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

The peace and joy card is so cute, but I also love your fall card! Fall is my favorite time of the year!

very_inky_fingers said...

I am in love with that bow!! I am so glad you like fall.... the fall card is so sweet.

Laura said...

It looks like there is a little stitching on the velum of the first card. Did you do that on a sewing machine, with a special needle? It's really cute!

Anonymous said...

Lovely!! I love that bow!!

Janie said...

Very pretty.

Nancy Richards said...

Beautiful cards! I love your colors - refreshing! TFS

cma21317 said...

Birch paper Fab, Tall and skinny Fab. Really great cards.

A Tad Bit Off said...

Great cards, thanks!

Unknown said...

Love the corrugated look of the bow.

Dotty Jo said...

Great cards to showcase the new products - fab, fab, fab, Jo x

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful cards! The corrugated bow was the perfect touch!

Cre8tive Crafter said...

Really cute!Thanks for share.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Dayna said...

Very cute cards!!

Caly Person said...

great soft colors in your first card - they are both excellent! :)

Caly Person said...

great soft colors in your first card - they are both excellent! :)

Janet D. said...

Your cards are lovely and I am happy you recycled!!

Far North said...

Love the tree branch background stamp...Looks fabulous on kraft paper in white. It is now on my wishlist!

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I really love the tree card! Autumn is my favorite time!

Unknown said...

Fall is my favorite season, and your Fall card is spectacular! Thanks

Marty B said...

LOVE the fall card, my favorite time of year too! Great organic feel and so much texture!

Unknown said...

Great cards

Unknown said...

The white pigment ink on your fall card gives the background an antique looking finish. That image would work on a spring card as well. I like it.

tmrew said...

Great fall card.

Unknown said...

Great cards Amy! So happy to see you on the hop!

Unknown said...

Cute card.

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

I LOVE that tree! Congrats on joining the Hero Arts team...I look forward to seeing more of your work with them!! :)

Cheryl said...

Like how we are breaking out our vellum again. Pretty cards.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE you Happy Fall tree card! Super sweet and very unique!

Mary W said...

Loved your sleeve bow and the really pretty background stripes!

Mary Thoma said...

The corrugated bow was my favorite element of all the work you displayed here. You have a unique style somewhat subtle but ever so mod and eye catching.

Sonya said...

Great cards, I Love the how you used the new stamps!

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