Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop


Hello everyone, and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop featuring products from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog! If you have come from Jennifer McGuire’s blog… you are in the right direction! If you are just joining the hop and you would like to start from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog.

Today I am sharing a card featuring a pretty clear stamps set and matching die cut called Christmas Tree. I made a card base using Snow layering paper. Next, I created the three tone background by layering  Azure, Cerulean and Powder layering papers. To create the curve effect, you can either use a circle cutter or any curve die-cut.  Then, I heat-embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder. After that, I heat-embossed the tree image using white embossing powder onto Pine layering paper. Then I die-cut the the tree shape, and added it to the card front using foam tape. Finally, I embellished the card with a Star shaped gem, multicolor gems, and tie a gold cord around card front… Easy and fun to make!


For this special occasion,  Hero Arts will be giving away three amazing prizes:

• One GRAND PRIZE that includes an assortment of stamps, inks, stencils and dies valued at over $75, and…

• Two $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift cards.

The three prize winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers’ blogs, so the more comments you leave along the hop, the better your odds of winning. The giveaways will close at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, Oct 2, with the winners announced on the Hero Arts blog on Friday, Oct 3. 

Well, that’ all from me today. Your next hop stop will be the talented Lucy Abrams… I hope you enjoy and find lots of inspiration along the way!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!


416 thoughts on “Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop

  1. Pingback: Video: Floating Embellishment Card + Hero Arts Blog Hop (Giveaways!) | Jennifer McGuire Ink

  2. Such a pretty card! I love the variety of colored gems you used as ornaments on the tree. My Christmas tree looks like that, with lots of bright shiny glass ornaments. Thanks for sharing your creativity, and of course, for the chance to win!

  3. Lovely card … I really liked the curved layers of paper and the “rhinestone” snow! Thanks for sharing your work and the good directions.

  4. Love the tree stamp. It would be fun to decorate it in different ways for the holidays, plus it could be used throughout the year in other ways.

  5. Lovely card. I love the colors and the unique way you created the background. It takes the card to a whole different level and makes the tree really stand out!

  6. It is amazing to me that Hero Arts has the stamp you used for this card as well as the other tree that was in the previous blog – so different – I love Hero Arts and of course the talented people who give us these great ideas – THANKS

  7. I love to see how all you ladies use the same supplies and make something so unique, I love the tree it’s adorable.Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  8. I really like the curvature of the background behind the tree. The colorful gems give your card that little extra sparkle that we love to see on a tree.

  9. Comment left in the CONTACT tab
    Date: September 29, 2014 10:14:00 AM CDT
    Name: Amber Mcary
    Comment: I love how you did the background-very cute!

  10. Comment left in the CONTACT tab

    Name: Maude Beakley
    September 29, 2014 3:35:36 PM CDT
    Comment: Just wanted to tell you how lovely I think your Christmas tree card is in the Blog Hop.

  11. Comment left in the CONTACT tab

    Name: April W.
    Comment: Love your card! Great way to make a background and I love the tree stamp!

    Time: September 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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