Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!


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Welcome to the Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!  We're celebrating the launch of the 2016 Planner Catalog!  It's full of fun designs by both Hero Arts and the fabulous Kelly Purkey! So much great stuff to make planning fun - and to use on other cards and projects, too! The products have been shipping to retailers for a couple weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. But our hop marks the launch in the Hero Arts online store!

Giveaway:
Hero Art will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Mariana Grigsby's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog.

I have a couple of projects to share for today!  I thought I'd show you how easy it is to use planner stamps for other projects, today I'm featuring two cards:

My first card uses an Midnight Mixed Layering Paper panel for the base.


The Hero Arts Kelly's Designer Paper makes it so easy.  I trimmed the  panel down to 2 7/8 x 4 inches and used my corner chomper.  To make it easier to stamp the sentiment and have a bit of contrast, I also cut/trimmed a strip for the sentiment (the other side of the pattern panel) which is from the Fun Day Planner set.  I stamped the Friends with Intense black and then followed up with the banner and fussy cut them out.  I love the contrast of the green and gray, how about you?

Next up is another card that uses the Fun Day Planner set:


I happened to have a coordinating embossing folder in my stash so I teamed that up with another panel from the Midnight Mixed Layering Paper.  I did the same thing as my previous card and worked with Hero Arts Kelly's Designer Paper and stamped a sentiment from the Fun Day Planner set.  

Next up is the amazing Amy Tan!

I'm really looking forward to hopping and seeing everybody's projects.  Here's a listing of the hoppers in case you get lost along the way:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Kelly Purkey 
Jennifer McGuire 
Yana Smakula 
May Sukyong Park 
Mariana Grigsby 
Amy Tsuruta  --> you're here. 
Amy Tan 
Wanda Guess 
Lydia Fiedler 
Jen Carlson 
Barbara Picinich 
Brooke Takara 
Krista Wells 
Jamie Waters 
Nadia Azni 
Kari Stiles 
Libby Hickson

111 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paperpicnic said...

I agree, LOVE these so much, Amy! The color pairings are perfect!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Clever use of the planner stamps to create lovely cards:)

jessica said...

LOVE these Amy!
Awesome job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Couple of cute, basic cards!

CraftyPaws said...

Great use of the planner yummies to make cards. Sweet CAS cards.

Pennie said...

Simple, yet useful. I like them, you can add any sentiment to them

Russell Productions said...

Great way to extend use!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Awesome cards!

Libby Hickson said...

Super cute! I love that you shared how to use these stamps on cards, too!

Mom and wife. said...

Love your cards , so unique.

Unknown said...

Great cards!

Diane said...

Love how CAS and beautiful these are and love that the planner 'parts' can also be used for cards!!

Casie W said...

Wonderful use of patterned paper to make the cards pop!

Joan V said...

Oh, thanks for making cards with the planner stamps. I want to get the most for my money when buying stamps. These cards are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim Oedekoven said...

The paper is divine! XOXOX

Unknown said...

What a fun and great way to stretch the Planner Stamps. Thanks for that tip.

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing using planner stamps for other projects.

Stefanie Staniak said...

I love that you used the planner stars on cards. They are perfect for making your cute cards.

Crafty Little Peach said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for inspiring creativity with your unique use of these planner stamps!

Unknown said...

Very nice simple, but totally interesting and eye-catching cards. Love them!

Nanabev said...

Those card are adorable!! Really cute!!

Dee dee said...

Great color choices! Very cute!

GrammyP said...

Really cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

SSavidge said...

Such a fun way to use the planner idea! Thanks for sharing!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Great use of the planner stamps.

Dacia B. said...

Thanks for sharing your cards!!

kReN said...

These cards are super! I love how you used the planner stamps to create the focal points. This release is wonderful and will be very versatile for planners, calendars, AND cards. TFS!

Judie said...

Love these delicate cards! I always enjoy when someone tells me about a different use for something I buy!

nannersmom said...

love that our crafting goodies do double duty! cute card!

Ashley Wells said...

Loved that embossing you did and the colors. Can't wait to also finish up the blog hop for more fun ideas :)

Tammy Rubarts Design said...

Beautiful cards! It's nice to "stretch" your dies and use them for cards & planners.

eliza said...

What great simple cards. I love using planner stamps for non-planner crafts!

bev p said...

I really appreciate these examples. I had never even looked at planner stamps because I just can't get into it. But--I had not considered how I could use them for cards. So, thank you.

Unknown said...

Very lovely cards! :)

Unknown said...

the embossing and colors are great

Unknown said...

I love how you have used the stamps for something other than a planner. I am not a planner and sometimes I pass these kinds of stamps by. Thanks a bunch!

Katy said...

Very nice!

Krista D said...

Super cute.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you teamed the paper and the
embossing on the second card.
thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

Such a great idea!

stampcz said...

Great use for other things!

Lindar C said...

Love all these little stamps and dies. I don't use a planner but I do use a calendar with large squares and this would be perfect. I also use them for envelopes.

Amy C. said...

Cute ideas! These stamps are super-versatile!

Geri S said...

Nice to see cards, too, with this planner set. Thanks!

sinnamon crunch said...

I didn't think I needed these stamps, but this a great use of them other than a planner

Becca Yahrling said...

Very sweet & simple cards.

Jona said...

Love how clean and simple your cards are!

Sue D said...

Great card designs and I like how that embossing folder is a perfect match.

Betty said...

love the designer paper - so cheerful and colorful!!

cghundley said...

Wonderful ways to use
these products!
Carla from Utah

pcm said...

i love how you used these to make cards!

Unknown said...

I keep my planner stamps separate from my other stamps so I never think to use them on cards! Great idea.

Unknown said...

Great cards, and a good way to get more out of my planner stamps.

Elise Smith said...

Cute, simple designs! I love the patterns :)

Abby said...

Nice cards.

TeresaC said...

Cute cards, Amy!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the CAS w/ style look of your creations.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Cynthia Cole said...

Great cards Amy!

StampinLouie said...

Love the cards made with planner stamps

Carolyn Sharkas said...

What a great idea, and what great cards! Thaks for sharing!

sharon said...

I like the use of paper and stamps. I see me making some. Thanks

Julie M. said...

Nice versatility!

Unknown said...

These would be great to make a stack of cards to give away for Christmas. Great ideas.

Kristie Maynard said...

I don't have a planner, but these are great ways to use these cute stamps. TFS.

Unknown said...

Really nice cards

Unknown said...

Great cards. Love the way you used the new stamps. Thank you for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool paper layers Well done.

Janet said...

Awesome cards and showing us a way to use planner stamps for our "usual" stamping method! Thank you for sharing!

Memories by Manda said...

Love seeing planner stamps used on cards.

Marina said...

Great cas cards, love them. Thanks for sharing.

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created.

Unknown said...

What neat cards very cean &to the point. Great colors.

Peculiaris said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the color combinations!
There is so much to do with these stamps... :)

Chris Handy said...

Cute cards

Maye M.L said...

Your cards are a masterful demonstration of less is more. Very cool! Cheers!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, these are awesome Amy. I ♥ them.

Audrey Pettit said...

Adorable! And great job showing the versatility of planner sets!

Celena said...

See, that's why I love stamps you can use them for everything!

Berina RGA said...

The cards are so cute!! The papers are lovely!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Beverly said...

Love products that do double duty! Thanks for sharing more ways to use these wonderful stamps!

Mrsfish02 said...

This planner set is really versatile. I think you could do some fun background stamping with these babies. Thanks Amy. Hopping I go.

Unknown said...

I loved how the embossing folder matched the print, so cool.

cm said...

Simply sweet, or sweetly simple...either way, these are fantastic!
Hugs~c

Lieve said...

Simple and so beautiful cards ! They are great !!

Georgee said...

Simple, cute cards.

mandalj said...

Great cards! Very effective!

Unknown said...

I love all the different ways to use these planner stamps

Bunny Dobbie said...

I never would have thought you used planner supplies to make your cards if you hadn't told us. What lovely patterns! The embossing is a great touch.

Terra5 said...

These card are terrific. Thanks.

Arianna Barbara said...

Such a cute way to use these stamps!!!

Oliev said...

Great cards!

SIN CITY STAMPS said...

love cross creating with planner stuff!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderfully CAS cards. Love those journaling cards you used on them!

Anonymous said...

These cards look great!

Cheri said...

Love your cards using these planner stamps.

Karen said...

I always appreciate supplies that can have multiple uses...card making, day planner, scrap-booking, tags....

Sandy Small said...

Great cards. Nice way to stretch supplies!

Debbie A. said...

What simple and unique cards, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop and giveaway.

LI$@ A creations said...

Enjoying the blog hop!

Suzanne said...

I like how these cards would be good for male or female.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these fun, small stamps for cards!

Noreen said...

Love your simple idea!

Noreen
Crafty Journal

D.Ann C said...

These are sweet and elegant! You tricked me... I was sure you'd take coffee icons and do a card. Life isn't always coffee tho, is it?! : )

IslandV said...

Love the cute simplicity of your cards! and the embossing! Very cute and doable!

Marta said...

Really cool looking cards! TFS

Unknown said...

kcervantes12: Making like mini tags using the planner stamps will look great.

Jean said...

Such fun! Love all the ways to personalize!

Kate B said...

Great cards! I love how you used these products to make them!

Sheila B said...

fun hop! great colors and textures on your cards. i'm inspired