Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop

Hello, and Welcome!


Today we are celebrating the launch of the Winter 2016 release in the Hero Arts store!! The products have been shipping to retailers for a few weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. As of today, you can see and get all the new fabulous Winter products at the HA store. So exciting!

As part of this hop, I created a card using a Stamp + Die Combo that I definitely like a lot: Holiday Mittens. I always like to make some small Holiday cards, because I think they look super cute and they are just perfect to give to some of the students at school.

I thought about making three  cards from a single sheet of card stock instead of two. So,  I placed my 8.5″ x 11″sheet of Snow Layering Paper horizontally  into the trimmer, and I trimmed at 10.5″, 7″ and 3.5″. I folded each of the cards in half to created folded cards that measure 3.5″ x 4.25″


Then, I simply stamped the small mittens images using the colors of Mariana’s Pool ink cubes to create a pattern over the card front. Next, I used  the Soft Pool ink cube to color a piece of Snow Layering Paper, directly dabbing the pad over it. Additionally, I stamped the mittens image with Deep Ocean ink cube, and die cut the shapes.


After that, I stamped the mittens cord, and the sentiment over the stamped card. To finish off the card, I adhered the mittens with foam tape, and I added some clear gemstones. I also experimented creating another size of card: 3.5″ x 5.25″, which is also a nice size and you can see below:


As part of this hop, Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and they’ll announce the winner the following week. Here you can see the complete list of participant blogs:

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
you are here>>>Mariana Grigsby<<<you are here
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week and GOOD LUCK to all!


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230 thoughts on “Hero Arts 2016 Winter Catalog Blog Hop

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  3. I love these mittens. They so remind me of a favorite book when I was a child about the The Three Little Kittens. I just like that you can do so much with these.

  4. Love your mitten cards and their colors. I am patiently waiting for cold weather so that we can bundle up. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  5. I really like you little mitten cards! They would make great cards to send to my grandchildren! I like the send each of them their own card as you know how much children like getting mail!

  6. Fantastic cards – love the large mittens and how they are front and center with the smaller ones in the background. Such fun cards!

  7. Awww, the mittens are so sweet! I tell my kitties the nursery rhyme “Three Little Kittens ” every night so they can drift all to sleep!

  8. I did not notice that there were two sizes in the mittens set. I love that you used the small ones to create the background for the bigger ones. Very fun card! Thanks.

  9. Adorable card, Mariana! Nice colors and background stamping. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  10. Love the new mitten stamps. I had already decided to do a Nordic theme this Christmas that includes mittens. This stamp set will fit in perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love those mittens- they are finished so well too! They look like the ones grandma used to make! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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