Hero Arts: Oh What Fun Blog Hop
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Hero Arts Oh What Fun Blog Hop! It’s that time of year again, to start planning your holiday cards. If you haven’t already been get cracking on those monthly with me now is the time to start!
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Sometimes keeping it simple is where it’s at! Especially when making holiday cards! I loved using elements from Layering Snowglobe Fancy Die to create this card! I watercolored the pieces with Hero Arts Reactive Inks. For the winter sky, I used Blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide, and ink blended.
For this second card, I watercolored the background with Blue Raspberry Reactive Ink, then die cut the Merry Christmas cover plate in gold glitter cardstock. Using a Glue tube to adhere the 2 together works best for all the small areas.
Hero Arts, Layering Snow Globe Fancy Die
Hero Arts, Merry Christmas Cover Plate
Hero Arts, Joy Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts, Reactive Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide, Blueprint Sketch
Rainbow Glue Tube Holder
Lawn Fawn Glue Tube
Glue Tube Holder
Lawn Fawn, White Embossing Ink
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools Ibt40965
Lawn Fawn, Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock
EK Success, Powder Tool
Lawn Fawn, 80 LB WHITE 8.5 x 11 Inch Cardstock
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Fiskars Microtip Scissors
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun
Ranger, Heat Tool
Distress Oxide, Seedless Preserves
Lawn Fawn, Holiday Sparkle Cardstock
Altenew, Mini Blossom Die Cut machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Stamp Shammy Holder
We will give away $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
Next on the hop is: Jennifer McGuire
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So cute, love the little snowman scene!
Nice, easy CAS cards, great designs.
Love the simple card!
such great cards
I like your cards and you’re right sometimes keeping it simple works as your joy card does. Thanks for sharing.
Fantastic cards. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely cards. The blue and gold my favorite.
Beautiful cards! Had to pin your first card… such a sweet winter scene!
Nice cards! I love the gold on the blue raspberry and of course that die cut. The scene is cute also and a great idea to use without the globe. Cute glue/stuff holder that you created.
Such beautiful, and yet, FUN cards! Love both of them, and your fun scene looks just like a story book Christmas! Puts me in the mood to do some HA shopping so I can get started on my Christmas cards too!!!
These cards are absolutely stunning
Gorgeous cards! I love the sparkly snow!
I loved the scene on the first card . Both great cards.
I really really like the “joy” sentiment on your first card! Will have to add it to my wishlist.
Your first card is super cute. I just love it.
Beautiful cards! Love the little snow globe scene.
Beautiful cards! I love the watercolor background.
This looks like a fun set.
Great cards I especially like the Joy card.
Great samples today. Such a fun blog hop! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty work today.
What a creative way to use the die and glitter paper!
Love the shimmer on the snow of the first card. Made a simple card special!
Thanks for the inspiration. The little scene it so cute.
Beautiful cards Jenn…. Thanks for sharing all your inspiration.
That first card is so sweet and simple!
What a sweet little reindeer!
Love your cards. Great new release x
Love that gold!! Great cards.
Whata cute card
Both card are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Simple, unique cards! I love the colors you’ve used in each one.
Simple and beautiful!!! I particularly love the Merry Christmas Cover Die!
Cute snow scene, and love what you did with the Merry Christmas cover plate; TFS Jenn!
Nice Cards, I love the colors and simplicity of the Wishing you Joy card.
Can’t wait to create with these amazing new sets! You have done such an amazing job creating with them.
Love your clean designs – fantastic cards!
The bright red sentiment on your uncluttered card really did spark JOY !
Great cards. You’re snow scene is very cute and I love the second one work the gold glitter and lovely background.
Also wishing you JOY Ms. Jenn! So cute.. right down to Rudolph’s red nose. ♡♡
Beautiful watercolor background for the Merry Christmas Die. So simple, yet so beautiful!
Snow globe and glitzy die cut….Love it!
love the sparkles….
Wonderful idea to use the snow globe dies to create a scene without actually creating a snow globe.
Love the gold glitter cover die over the reactive ink background. So pretty!
Love the layering on the snowman.
It’s a simple card but wonderful.
The gold cover plate is
gorgeous. Great cards.
thanks for shsaring
Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one — so clean and gorgeous.
I love the simple layered snow globe card!!
Oh my goodness Jen, your cards are fabulous.! You say the first card was kept simple, but nonetheless is doesn’t look it with all of the layering, & the second card is beautiful with the soft water coloured background & the glittery gold die on top. Oh my, I’m going to have to save up as there are so many tempting items in this release.
Love the scene and sentiment of the first card.
Jenn these are so adorable!!
Wonderful cards – I love the lovely inked sky of the first card and that snow globe-feel of the vignette – so cute!
I purchased the set and thanks for sharing the beautiful card idea.
Love the snowman with what appears all different textures around the scene. SNOW CUTE!
I love how you used your new goodies. Lovely!
That gold glitter die cut makes that cart sparkle! I love it, these are all adorable holiday cards.
Sweet sentiment to go with the snowman scene and I like all the sparkle on the second card.
I agree, simple cards for the holidays are a really good idea. If for no other reason than you can make more & send more! Thank for the inspiration!
Two fabulous cards! Love the red nose on that cute little reindeer! So fun!!
Oh these are so fabulous
Love the die cut from the gold glitter.
I like the simplicity of the first card.
Beautiful cards – especially love that snow globe with the bright distress ink background.
You are so Talented. Wow, that first card was something else.
Really cute scene card. So fun!
The first card reminds me of a snow globe.
Your cards are beautiful! I love simple Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing❤️
I like the simplicity of your beautiful cards.
Beautiful cards! Love all the shimmer 🙂
Love the snow scene!
Both cards are so nice. Love the watercolor with the gold glitter die cut
Very nice. Clean looking
Lovely – thank you for sharing!
Your layered snowglobe die card is so cute!!
I love the simplicity of the first card.
Love the snow globe because it’s clean and simple. The gold merry Xmas have ideas to use some of my other HA dies and emboss with gold. Thanks!
Lovely cards Jen-this new release is so cool!
Love the glitter effect! Great cards!
Wow, the gold embossing looks really good without looking gawky. Great work!
Love the snow globe card.
Loved how you used parts from the snow globe to create this beautiful winter scene.
You definitely bring joy with your cards. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing
Very nice cards!
Beautiful cards and something I would like to try!
Great inspiration! Each card is darling!
Isn’t that cover plate gorgeous – just love Hero Arts products – so many to choose from- so hard to choose!!
Love your cards!
Love the watercolor background idea, seems to make the card even more personal and unique. Thanks!
Awesome cards. Great blog hop.
Love your cards. The Blue Raspberry Reactive ink is such a gorgeous color. Great new release.
Super fun Christmas cards using this great new release, Jenn! Thanks so much for sharing all the wonderful inspiration!
Love the snowman
Festive and fun cards, thanks for sharing on this blog hop.
Great cards! Thank you for sharing.
Stunning cards. Someone will be happy to receive these this Christmas. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.
Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.
Love your very Christmassy cards, both so well done. Thank you.
Both creations are great and couldn’t agree more on keeping things simple- especially if creating lots of cards as at holiday time. You proved the approach can be as beautiful as the most complex of layouts- thanks!
Such gun cards! Love the watercolor card–beautiful color palette. How fun that you took the snowglobe elements and used just the elements to build a scene for your card. It’s super sweet. Great job Jen!
Love that gold and blue card. Awesome cards!!
Your cards are absolutely fabulous. Jenn! Awesome designs!
Simplicity at its finest. Beautiful cards!
Awesome cards, I especially love the Merry Christmas cover die on the blue background!
Sparkling cute cards!
Very festive and fun cards!
So Cute! The deer & snowman look like they were made out of wood rather than paper! Love it!
Lovely cards! 🙂 That gold glitter paper is perfect for that die cut.
Gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you for sharing your cards. Very pretty!
Both cards are perfectly perfect. Love how you gave dimension to the first card but kept it simple.
Love all the cards but esp. the Merry Christmas cover plate!
I love the gold glitter paper!
Great cards! I love your talent!
Wonderful Christmas cards. Love the Christmas cover die.
I love the snow globe card, the snowman looks like he was just built! haha The Merry Christmas cover plate card is just beautiful. I am loving all the different looks with this die.
Love the little winter animals and the blue and gold color combo! Thank you!
Love all of the glittery sparkle for the holidays
Love the simplicity of your cards.
Love this clean and simple design!
Nice cards. Thanks for sharing. : )
So cute! I have the “Joy” set, so now I want to go home and play! Thanks for sharing your lovely talent!
Love the snow globe card!
Love the snow globe!
Both adorable and lovely, your cards are amazing! I am inspired to use my liquid inks more now!
Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.
Oh wow! These are so simple but so beautiful! You did an excellent job!
Oh, I love the snow-globe card! You water-colored the little pieces so nicely – they look like they were carved from wood.
Two lovely cards.
Your Joy cards is quite stunning. Great job!
I enjoy clean and simple designs. Your cards are special and sweet. Thanks for sharing!
Very nice cards. Love your background color on the card with the gold cover plate.
Such adorable cards!
Love all of these
Oh what fun indeed!
I love the texture and the layers of the snow glove card.
I love these! The gold over that gorgeous aqua is stunning.
Both are fabulous! I love the CAS Scene of the first one!
Lovely holiday cards. Thanks so much for sharing.
Pretty, thank you for sharing.
Both cards are just beautiful! Love the gold over that blue raspberry background!
I really love the “Joy” Christmas card. Very cute!
Love the sparkling paper. Very inspiring!
Beautiful Christmas cards! Love the scene you created with the snowman and deer…
Thanks for sharing.
Love the snow globe card!
I like how you used the Snowglobe Die creating this cute card. Ane the second one is spectacular!!
I love the snow globe card. Thanks for the inspiration.
The simplicity of your card is amazing. When making many multiples you want something simple and this card is just right. Almost all the stamps and dies in the hop can be used for simple cards. Each of your cards is cute.
Great colors used !
Wow, what a gorgeous card!
Beautiful cards, Jenn! Got get crackin’ on my Christmas cards😉
I love your beautiful card <3 I hope I will win so I can get some of these goodies
Great cards and the HA cover plate.
so much wonderful texture on these!
Really cute cards
Both cards are beautiful with the snowman scene being my favorite!
Beautiful cards! I love the layering on the first one and the way you used the gold glitter Cardstock on the second. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely! I really like the blue with gold over top of it.
Loved the snow drifts!
Thanks for sharing you cards with us. Nice
Nice cards! Thank you for sharing.
So love these cards! That snowglobe is awesome and the gold against the reactive ink is gorgeous! So appreciate all the links that you list for us to find the supplies you used, too.
The gold glittery frame is gorgeous!
I love the simplicity of your first card, its fantastic!
Simple is elegant. Beautiful cards!
Love these cards – simple & fun! Love that these seem doable in a very busy season! I prefer to save the complicated card creations for the one-off occasions myself. Thanks!!!
Such a sweet card! Loving your reindeer and snowman! Adorable! The gold was a good choice!
Your Merry Christmas card is just gorgeous. I love the embossing…