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”
Very pretty, Mariana! Love the background!
Nice job! I like the design of this card. I want to make that tree.
Love the tree – very nice card!
Wonderful! I love the white embossed tree and the gems! So very pretty! TFS!
What a great way to make a background!
This is really fresh and SO fun.
Lovely card. Really awesome background.
Love the blu background with the Christmas tree.
very nice card. like that you embossed on green cs and layered over the blue sky.
Like the strips of color paper & the pretty Christmas tree.
Really like this card. The tree is really pretty.
Such a gorgeous design with the pretty background!!!
So very pretty!! TFS 😀 Dolly
Love the blue background. Great balance on the card
So wonderful creation!
Super and something else this background!
I love all the little touches on this card that make it so special!
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Thanks for the tip on the location of your comment link! Your card is beautiful! Love how you made the background!
I love the snowdrift background!
Great card. The background is perfect.
Very creative Mariana. Really pretty. thanks for sharing your ideas 🙂
So beautiful. I love the color scheme!
Very pretty! Love the background!
So pretty – lovely color combo.
How fun! Love the colors together!
Wow, what a unique card – I love it!
Love the tree against the blues.
Love your card and background is awesome. Like that tree the best so far.
Clever way to create a background!! And, the tree is lovely; I may have to put that one on my wish list!!
Such a cheerful and unexpected background! Adorable design!
Beautiful!! I love the arched background and the colors are gorgeous!
Lovely card! Like the colors and the dimension with this layers! Thanks for sharing!
Love your beautiful card especially the unexpected colors!
Great background – love the whole card. TFS.
Cool idea for the background! Have to try that!
I love the background and how the gems look like stars. Beautifully done !
Very pretty, and easy to do – a big plus when making a bunch of cards! Thanks for sharing! ☺
Beautiful! thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous card. Love that big tree.
Great idea for background! Tree is beautiful.
Love the background and the sprinkling of gems, it’s a perfect backdrop for the tree!
The multi color gems are so sparkly, and perfect for the tree!
What a simple yet such a beautiful background. Just love it. Love the gold embossing. Beautiful card.
Cute card! Great ideas.
Like your snowdrifts and how the tree shows up off of it. Thank you.
WOW love that tree and your blue background is super fun too!!!
What a cute tree, and that BG is wonderful!!
Lovely card and background. Simple and very impressive.
I love the three toned background you created for your lovely card!
Beautiful!! Love the colors of this card.
Very nice card !
Super pretty! I like the 3-toned background
Beautiful card, Mariana. I love the bold background.
Wow! Very simple but complex- The tree looks like it’s fresh cut from the forest. The sky is perfect.
Beautiful card. I love the background!
i LOVE THE BACKGROUND. wHAT A CLEVER IDEA!
I love this stamp set! This one is my fav so far! Cute card. I like the background!
Love the card and the embossing powders!
Lovely card. I love the use of the blocks of bold color.
What a beautiful card! I especially love the curved blue papers that make up the background. Very nice.
I absolutely LOVE this card! The background and tree are just wonderful… I wish I had the talent that is shown by everyone in this HOP!!
beautiful card and love the background!!
What a cute card.. Love the background..
So pretty! Love how you created the background layering. Genius!
I love the colors of this card!
Your card is so pretty I really love how you created your little scene you really did do one amazing creative job!!
Your card is beautiful. The blue background with the green Christmas tree is so different!
Love this xmas tree stamp.
Great tree stamp, love the simplicity of your background!
Gorgeous card love the monotone background
Awesome background for your pretty tree!
Love the background.
very beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!
What a sweet card!
This is such a pretty tree stamp – very traditional style yet you made it look very modern with the blue and white background. Thanks
I love your beautiful card with it’s pretty tree! Thanks for sharing!
Lovely card! I really like the colours in the background!!
Very nice! Thanks for a traditional beauty.
What a pretty card! That tree is very realistic!
Very cute! I really like how you did the background!
Love the blue rainbow background!
Great card, I like the colored background
I especially like how you did the background on your pretty card, and the sentiment is lovely in gold!
Fun and different background.
Sparkly and happy – Love bling. Its quite an eye catcher. Thanks!!
I love the layered background on this card!
lovely card, thank you for sharing
Oh my, this is stunning.
Very pretty and festive!
Very pretty! Love how you created the background.
What a pretty card and
I do like how you used
the colors for the back-
Carla from Utah
Love this traditional tree that implies it’s a snow covered!
I love the tree on this card!
Wow! I love this card. I can think of a few people that would love it too 😉
Just beautiful! So unique.
The blues really make an impact. Thanks
Very cute. Thanks for sharing.
Love your selection of not so,traditional Christmas colors for your background, thanks for the idea
Liked the background, nice card!
Gorgeous card!! Love the background!!
lovely card. love the background
Gorgeous modern card! I love the curves and those tiny jewels!
A real eye catcher…beautiful!!
What a beautiful card!
Absolutely LOVE the background you created and the tree is amazing!
I love the festivity and colors in this design, Mariana! The gold embossing is awesome! Way to rock the blog hop!
Fabulous colors on your project!!!
Loving this card and those stamp and die sets! TFS!!!
I love the snow frosted look of the tree with the layered background. The colored gems and star add the festive touch. thanks for sharing
Love your card with the “rainbow” curve.
I love this tree. Thank you.
I love how you did your background. The tree is very pretty.
So Crisp and pretty, thanks for sharing!!!!
I love it!! Classy and Classic.. a winning combination
OMG I love the ombre effect! Awesome way to use paper scraps I’m on it!
Thank You for the great idea!
An amazing card….. love all of the beautiful blues!
LOVE this….just Mariana Perfect!!! xo
Love the background on your card! Wonderful holiday card.
Love the card. Pretty tree.
Beautiful use of the gem stones. Thank you for a chance to win.
So many wonderful ideas. Thanks!
Another new idea for a background!
So pretty…love the layered background!
Awesome background and love the colors.
Just beautiful! I love the layered papers in the background…
A very pretty tree and a fun background
Such a cute card, Mariana! I love how you created your background for this darling tree!!!
Wonderful card and love the use of the colors. TFS
Just love the “sky” you created for your beautiful tree, Mariana!
Great background – just joined your blog, thanks for the inspiration!
I love the rainbow of blues! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Your card is lovely Mariana! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
Just what I am looking for, cute card ideas simple and elegant! You nailed it and I am spending money. LOL Thanks.
I love the background you created using simple circles!
Super cute card!!
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!
Love the card!!!
I am so glad I found your blog. Your card is lovely and very inspiring. I love the sky, the entire card.
Beautiful card! Wish there was a video, would love see this created from beginning to end!
Very lovely! Thanks for sharing your work.
Such a lovely card! I really like the layering paper effect for the background. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
Love the background.
Clever background, pretty stamp. Thanks for sharing.
VERY PRETTY CARD.
Such a cute card!
Umm – that is pretty!
Love the layering of the colors!
I really like the clever way you used your papers to make a nice wintery scene.
I love this card, the colors are beautiful and the background sparkles. I would love to try and make one too.
Love the blue
Embossing make a Nice finish. Hopping by and saying HI, excited for the New Christmas Stamps comming. 🙂
Love the background look with the different colors of card stock!! Now why didn’t I think of that? 🙂
This is one of my faves so far!
So pretty, Mariana! Love how you added interest to the background!
very cute :]
I like the background sky you made for this card.
Love how you made the background and the use of all the gems!
What a pretty card. I love that tree.
What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing “-)
Tree is really pretty and I love the background.
Love the tree!!!
Liked the card. The colors used are beautiful.
Another lovely card. I particulary like the background. Tfs!
The background looks so elegant! Lovely card.
like your sky and the tree is pretty w snow like brush strokes!
Love your work…I pin a lot of it.
So pretty! Love the card!~kim
Love the whole look. Great ideas.
Lovely card … I really liked the curved layers of paper and the “rhinestone” snow! Thanks for sharing your work and the good directions.
Love the three color curved background – so easy and really makes the card awesome!
Such fun card! I love the snow banks in different colors.
I love this card. What a beautiful tree and awesome Christmas design for a card.
Very pretty! I like your non traditional colours.
I love your tree. It is beautiful. Great ideas.
Love this big, full tree!
I love this card! Very beautiful!
Very pretty card & I love the background you created as well.
Such a fabulous and unique background technique! Thank you for the inspiration!
I love the different shades of blue.
Love that background!
Beautiful!! Such a good idea for a colorful background.
what a pretty card- love the blue sky-and a cute tree -thanks for sharing
Love the card, especially the different colors of blue you used for the sky!
Love those layers and the tree is gorgeous! Ger x
Love the layering of the background. Wonderful christmas tree card.
Love the background; so versatile! And makes the tree stand out!
Ok wow. This is just genius. Brilliant and BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
A lovely card…simple yet elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.
Love the tree. OMG. Beautiful.
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.
So cute, I really like it.
Super cute tree! Love the ombre too!
this is a very cute little card and I love the blue arches behind it. Gorgeous job.
Beautiful tree and love the curved background.
Ha – very cool layered hills!
Love the card.
Beautiful blues!! Such a pretty card!!!
Great card, love your background
Wonderful – you as uber talented.
Very nice card and I like the color combination.
Love love love your “sky” – perfect backdrop for your pretty tree.
Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!
Love using the embellishments for ornaments. Gives it that pop:)
Such a pretty background…love the majestic tree.
What a great card! So colorful and festive!
Sweet card, love the blue colors
Love the layering of paper for the background!
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!
Such a pretty card.
Neat layered background!
What a really cute card! I love that tree! Gorgeous! Nancee 🙂
I really like that tree. The layers are really nice looking. Thanks for sharing.
Love this tree! Thanks for the inspiration.
Wow!! So pretty!! I love the colours you used and background!
Beautiful card! Great color combination! tfs
What a great card!! I LOVE the background design. So cool!!
Makes me feel as if Christmas is right around the corner! Beautiful!
Very pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing!
love, love your background for this tree!
Super cute card!
Love that tree! the colors and background are beautiful!
Very pretty card! It reminds me of a flocked Christmas tree!
Really cute card!
The gems on the background look like twinkling stars. A wonderful Xmas tree. Lovely.
love the blue. . . just makes the card pop
Very cute card! Pretty backgroung!
Love this card!The background is wonderful & the tree is awesome.
Super cute card!
Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Love your festive tree and awesome background. Thanks for the inspiration.
I really like the way you made your background. Your card is wonderful!
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
I love the colors you used on the background! Thanks for sharing!
Love the blues for the background, thanks for sharing.
This card is so much fun and creative. Thanks for sharing.
Love the blues in the background!
Cards are great and I really love the background! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!
Love these colors. thank you for sharing.
This would sure be a fun card to receive in the mail!
Great card – love the added embellishments!
Nice and colorful. I like the blog hop idea so you get new sites to follow and check out.
Beautiful card! Love that background!
Beautiful! Love the pretty ombre effect in the background!
I really like the blue gradation on your card, it is not too over powering.
Great card–love the blue!
Lovely card ! i too loved the blue bg ..
A lovely traditional Christmas design with a modern twist!
I just love the non-traditional treatment on this card!
Beautiful greetings font.
Love the gradient of blues.. very pretty
Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
I like the curves in the card and the tree is awesome! 🙂
Mariana, this a a very clever take on the backgrounds and the tree ain’t bad either! Very appealing card!
Gorgeous card – love all the blue layers. Thanks for the inspiration!
Lovely tree and clever background!
Beautiful card! I love shades of blue and your tree is pretty ;D
lovely card. Superb tree
This is wonderful Mariana!
I love the white embossing on green card and the background is very eye-catching – love it!
Your card is beautiful. I really like the snow on the tree.
Love the gorgeous background – really gives the card a twist!
Love the colours on your card, I may just have to add this tree set to my wish list too!!! TFS!!!
Love the way you made the background. Guess layering papers are thinner than card stock?
love Christmas trees…… thank you for this card.
I love the way you used the dies and stamps together! Great inspiration!
Beautiful card, love all the sparkly gems 🙂
Such a pretty card! I love the background!
So pretty. I love the background!
Your card is so beautiful! I love the way the embossed tree pops!
Very beautiful card!
Love the background.
such a pretty tree!
Wow, what a creative background!
Such a pretty card and quite uncomplicated to make.
What a pretty card. Thanks for sharing.
Such a rainbow of beauty! Love it!
I love that tree stamp. The layering of the background is great.
thanks for sharing a beautiful card.
Great to see how you put your own stamp–and cut–on the new Hero Arts holiday collection! Lovely craftsmanship!
Such a cute card! Love that sky (:
what a fun card. the background really sets off the cute little tree.
I must order that Christmas stamp and die. I can see using that in many ways.
The tree is awesome, but I LOVE the background! What a great idea!
And yet another super creative Christmas card idea! Love the background! Thanks!
I love your three toned background and the white embossing on the green tree is really pretty!
Great ombre technique.Thanks for the inspiration
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start making Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
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.
Mariana, your card is beautiful. I love the white embossing and the background. Stunning!
Great looking card!
beautiful card! love the colors and the white embossing for snow, thanks for sharing
This will stand out on the mantle! Really like the non-traditional colors and unusual background.
Love the use of blue and keeping the tree the main thing, Love it nice and classy!
So pretty. Love how you created the sky with paper.
Lovely card! That lone tree is lovely.
How exciting! Never can have to many supplies. Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂
I love the blues. Makes a change from the usual Christmas colours.
I like the use of the multi colored gems on the tree.
This is such a sweet card. I like the background you created.
Fun card! Love the “hills” in the background.
Love the colours and layout, thanks for sharing!
Your tree looks so nice against your special background, Mariana!
Such a sweet wispy Christmas tree!
I like your layered background.
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.
You can’t go wrong with gold embossing on a Christmas card. Love it!
I like the sparkle and gems on your creation TFS and for the hop – just lovely creation!
What a cheerful tree!
Very pretty. Love the multicolor gems.
Love the use of the color on your card. Very lovely.
The tree is simply beautiful!
I really like that stamp and the gems set it off! It reminds me of those ceramic light up Christmas trees that were popular years ago!
Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and that pretty tree stamp!
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Date: September 29, 2014 10:14:00 AM CDT
Name: Amber Mcary
Comment: I love how you did the background-very cute!
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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.
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Name: Karen O’BYRNE
Comment: A stunning yet simple card.
Time: September 30, 2014 at 9:10 am
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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
What a sweet card! Love those layers!
Pretty card! I love the background and bling in the tree. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us!
I must have that tree stamp!
Love the curved background.
This card is simple….yet beautiful!! Love the blue layers in the background and the baubles on the tree or perfect bling!!
Such a cute card! I love the layered background.
I love it! So cute.
Unusual colour combo but hey it works –
Love the background and the bold colors!
Very pretty card. Love the Christmas tree.
The background colors and the layering are great – very pretty card !
Love the shape of this tree.
Like the traditional looking tree with the modern background–so creative!
so pretty mariana!
Love the ombre effect you did for the background!
Totally LOVING the AMAZING Inspiration and looking forward to the rest of the Blog Hop!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing your AWESOME Card and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Great card. The background is perfect. Love this color….
Love how you created this stunning background!
Love your layered background.
Very clever background
Gorgeous card Mariana, such a great design. I love that layered background.
Gorgeous card! I love the wonderful background you created and the embellished tree looks so pretty!
What an amazing card! I love the variegated blue background pieces!
Love the blues. Lovely.
Love x 3 the way you created the background! The tree is absolutely beautiful and the gold cord coordinates so well with the sentiment! Thanks for sharing!
Sweet card! love how you used the stamped image against the background.
love the layering and the unconventional colors.
What a beautiful and unique background. Love it.
I love the white embossing on the tree. It looks like a snowfall just tipped all the limbs.
wow fabulous and amazing card!
Your card is so lovely, Mariana! The layered blue background is very pretty! I love the gold details too!
Love the background! And that tree is stunning! Amazing job 🙂
Wonderful card. I love the tree image you used. It’s beautiful with all the colorful gems added to it.
The tree is so full and beautiful! And I really love the scripty writing of that sentiment!
Love the clever background. It looks like a tree on the village square.
Love the white embossing on the pine paper. The gems added lots of sparkle. Tks.
I love the background and touches of bling.
This card is stunning!
Great card! I love the tree.
Great card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
So simple and pretty. That’s a fun tree stamp.
Love the multi-colored ornaments on the tree 🙂
I love the embossed and embellished tree!
Love the paper sky!
Awesome…I especially love the way you created the background with the curved die cuts….:)
Love the fun tree stamp, the embossing and TFS.
So pretty! My grandma has a christmas pin that looks like this stamp!
Your card is so cute! I love the background you created to feature the tree!
Love the look of that tree stamp!
WOW! Gorgeous card, I love the embossing & shinny ornaments!
A darling card. Thank you .
Love the tree stamp and the layers. Great job!
Gorgeous card! So much depth to the card. My favorite so far!
Iove the card
Love the three tone background on this card and that Christmas Tree is delightful!!
love the layered background!
Lovely card! Great design for the background.
The card is awesome.. Love how you did the background 🙂
I love coordinating dies and stamps thanks for sharing
Thank you for the video. You made it seem easy to make your gorgeous card.
Such a pretty card!
Wow, love the Christmas tree and background, super cool!
Love the background and pretty Christmas tree – especially the bling 🙂
Colorful happy card…It is pretty..
Cool background! And the tree is so pretty!
What’s not to love — a beautiful card with bling!
Very cool background and I love all of the bling.
love the background!
Fun card! 🙂
Beautiful card! I love the details on the tree and the tiered background!