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:

Kristie Goulet said...

These are so pretty, Amy!!! ♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Lynette said...

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

Becca Yahrling said...

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

Lydia Fiedler said...

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

Kajcyika said...

Simple, but yet so gorgeous! ♥

Berina RGA said...

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

Late Blooming said...

Take a bite....cute. Thanks.

cm said...

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

T Thompson said...

Love them!!!

Elena P. said...

Love them. Very simple and pretty.

Lisa said...

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

{VICKI} said...

CUTE CARDS

Lori Kobular said...

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!!

Unknown said...

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

Robin said...

Love the simplicity and the laugh with the gingerbread card!

Shari said...

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

Susie G. said...

Cute cards!

Karthikha said...

Pretty cards :) Love the simplicity and beauty :)

Anonymous said...

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

Purple Princess said...

I love the first one!!

Pennie said...

Love both cards!

Joy said...

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

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Jill said...

Such cute cards!

very_inky_fingers said...

These colors! That cookie card is so adorable!

Barbara S said...

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

Shannon said...

Love the gingerbread man - it makes me smile!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Super cute cards, Amy! I love the gingerbread.

Joy Meadows said...

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

Lisa H. said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Susan King said...

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!~

sharon g said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Janet D. said...

Lovely cards, wonderful coloring!

Annette Allen said...

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

stampwithsandy said...

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

greggers said...

Poor little ginger bread man, such a cute card!

Broni said...

Great cards!!

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous! I am loving all the new goodies!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pitney said...

Simple & sweet!!

dligon said...

I love the gingerbread card, so cute

Unknown said...

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

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Such sweet cards!

Unknown said...

Fun cards. Love the gingerbread humor!

Tanja said...

Great inspiration Amy. Love your style.

jeanchaneyaz said...

LOL! I just love that cranky gingerbread man!

Ann K said...

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

Geri S said...

Awwww that gingerbread man is too cute and fun!

Lisa Moline said...

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

Binte Yousuf said...

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

Kailash said...

Beautiful set of card designs!!!

liz said...

Love that Holly! Fantastic!

Catherine Smith said...

Beautiful Cards , :) thanks for the inspiration :)

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards!

Colleen said...

So nice Amy!

Sabrina said...

Very cute cards!!

Beverly S. said...

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

bev p said...

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.

Christi Conley said...

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

Teri S. said...

I really like the sweet simplicity of both cards.

nancy dempsey said...

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

Gail said...

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

Leanne in Cali said...

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!!

paperpicnic said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

Amy C. said...

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

Crystal G said...

That gingerbread man card is so adorable.

Jackie B said...

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

Susan said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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

Leslie said...

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

Celeste Goff said...

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

k ostgard said...

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

Kerry M said...

The cookie with a bite out of it is hysterical

Suzan Dorchik said...

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

JmB said...

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

Kathie Krawczyk said...

Adorable cards. Just love your style.

Roberta said...

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

Michelle H said...

These are so cute. Great job.

Jeanne Beam said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for sharing...

sandie said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Sue D said...

Sweet and lovely cards.

Pam said...

Gingerbread man card sooo cute.

wannabcre8tive said...

Great cards. I really love the second one.

San said...

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

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

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

Janelle said...

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

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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"

kathy s said...

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

PA said...

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!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the chocolate and cookie! Fun cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

How fun!

MJ said...

Great cards! Thank you for the chuckle.

Unknown said...

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

amymwz said...

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

DMcKelvey said...

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

Beverley said...

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

Tanya Suresh said...

The gingerbread card made me chuckle - how cute!

905lovestostamp said...

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

Phyllis said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Mary Holshouser said...

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

SMWhite said...

So very cute!!!

Unknown said...

So cute. Love these.

Deb Selby said...

These cards are delightful.

Christy Malone said...

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

Talitha said...

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

mtscrapgal said...

Love the felt holly berries on the holly card.

Marci said...

Such cute cards!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Lee said...

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

Lindar C said...

Great cards! Love those felt berries!

Elaine said...

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

Mrsfish02 said...

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.

Unknown said...

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

luv2scr@p said...

Super cute!

Ava Gavloski said...

beautiful presentation of the holly stamp set

Stef Perry said...

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.

Chark said...

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

Heather said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Nicole B said...

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.

Lillian said...

Lovely cards. The gingerbread man is my favourite!

Birgit said...

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

Linda Anderson said...

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"!

Kathy S said...

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

Theresa's Studio said...

Fun cards! Love them both.

FD91354 said...

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

Diane said...

Cute cards.

Unknown said...

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.

Cheri said...

Love that gingerbread boy!

Lisa A creations said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Deeps said...

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

Terebene said...

Fun! I love the little gingerbread man card.

lritchie said...

Great new release, thanks for sharing

Tanja said...

Sweet cards, i love the little gingerbread man.

Stefanie White said...

Such an adorable Gingerbread Man! Love your cards!

Unknown said...

These are both great CASe cards! Love them!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the mint on the second card!

Rosemary said...

cute cards!

Kristi H. said...

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!

DisDesigns said...

Your cards are adorable! Love the gingerbread!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

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

NicoleN said...

Adorable. Gotta have the Santa Snacks set.

Cindy Thick said...

Such cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

eliza said...

I love those felt berries! Perfect touch!

Unknown said...

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

Jean said...

Delightful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

All My Love Crafts said...

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

Dawn J said...

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

aasheeta said...

What a fun stamp (mad gingerbread man)!

Sheila said...

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

Karen L K said...

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