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Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop

 Welcome to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop! I’m just so excited to participate and share some of the awesome new stamps for the coming year! I have a couple stamp sets to play with – so come back for the next few days and I’ll show you some more goodies…the subscribe linkythingie is over on the right, or just write it on your hand with a Copic! *wink*

So I decided to use the Love Jar set – #CL673 – and I made one of my new modified Trifold Shutter Cards. I posted a tutorial here if you want to see it – but please don’t get sidetracked from the hop…be sure to finish the hop and leave comments on all the blogs, so you can qualify more times to WIN! (See below for giveaway info!)

Sandy Allnock - Hero Arts Catalog Hop - Love Jar Trifold Shutter Card

The jar on the cover has some fun treatments. First I stamped the jar, then filled it with heart outlines; I had to do some masking with post-it notes so they didn’t cross overtop each other. (By the way, the set also comes with flowers to put in the jar, and lemons too!) I then colored the hearts with Copics (V06 V12 R39 R24 YR16 Y17) and shaded a teeny bit in the jar area with B0000. Then I adhered the colored image to a piece of plastic packaging – and cut them both out together. That way the jar looks shiny, though I wasn’t able to get the camera to capture that. I added the label and sentiment from the set, and tied it up with twine.

Sandy Allnock - Hero Arts Catalog Hop - Love Jar Trifold Shutter Card

This form of the TriFold Shutter card opens up to reveal a full panel to write in…that’s the thing I love about these. I make a lot of cards for deployed service members to use (sent through Operation Write Home), and I always want to be sure there’s room for a love note. And this little love jar set is perfect for a valentine card. The hearts on the writing panel inside are stamped with Hero Arts inks – there’s a solid heart and an outline, and they line up PERFECTLY! (Bugs me when you get stamp sets that don’t!) Papers here are from My Mind’s Eye and Bazzill…I kept the busy striped paper to a minimum so the hearts and stamping get tons of attention. The epoxy stickers are from a little Dear Lizzy pack.I added some piercing and faux stitching with a white pen.

Sandy Allnock - Hero Arts Catalog Hop - Love Jar Trifold Shutter Card
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Below is a sneakypeeky of what I’ll be sharing over the next few days….don’t forget to come back! 🙂 Those posts won’t be part of the giveaway, but you might like to know what to add to your wishlist. (And be sure to take advantage of the coupon code for Simon Says Stamp over on Jennifer’s blog!)  There is one stamp that is just HILARIOUS and I think every stamper’s going to need it! lol.

Sandy Allnock - Hero Arts Catalog sneak peeks


Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17. Leave lots of love as you hop along! Important: to comment on this blog post, click on the link below the title – I’m getting lots of comments on the previous post instead, and I want to be sure you qualify to win!

Remember, if you find a link that doesn’t work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop!

Next stop on the hop is the fabulous Debby Hughes!

391 thoughts on “Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop

  1. That jar really calls me. Nice cards

  2. What a cute card with the jar of hearts and then the hearts repeated on the inside. Very nice.

  3. What a lovely looking trifold. Very different. I’ll have to come back when I have more time (past bed time here) to look at the tutorial. I also send cards for Operation Write Home, although not as many, probably. I’ve always been a sucker for hearts, myself, so of course that stamp’s a winner! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love tri-fold cards!

  5. great card as always! love your non-traditional color choices on the hearts – great touch… thanks for sharing

  6. well done! Like your style+++++

  7. Wonderful trifold card!

  8. Sandy,
    Trifold card is original. I like it! Fun cards!

  9. I really like your trifold design& that awesome jar of hearts. Thanx for a chance to win.

  10. So many great details…beautiful project.

  11. I love your version of a tri-shutter card! Great coloring coordinated well with the patterned paper!

  12. What a wonderful card! I love the layered papers and the coordinating hearts in the jar as well as inside the card. The stitching is the perfect touch!

  13. Love the trifold card!

  14. Great cards and I love the stamps. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Love the cards!

  16. I LOVE your cards… I haven’t tried the trifold card yet, but you’ve inspired me to try!

  17. I have to get a jar stamp! They are adorable!

  18. I’m going to have to attempt that trifold card!

  19. What a woderful card! I love the color combo also.

  20. The way you masked the hearts inside the mason jars is just perfect! Gorgeous card!

  21. This is truly a creative work of art. Great card and great use of the jar stamp! love it

  22. Fun, playful card. Love the heart colors. Your version of the trifold is definitely better!

  23. Oh so cool….great use of a tri-fold card to showcase that wonderful stamp set!

  24. Now THAT is a card. AWESOME job! Love the color scheme!

  25. That’s one heck of a card!!! Love it!

  26. Really nice work! Thanks for sharing!

  27. I love your tri fold card! Love that Jar!

  28. Love that you used the jar stamp on a trifold card! It’s wonderful!

  29. What a sweet card!!! LOVE that jar stamp and hearts, beautiful color combo here!!

  30. Great card as usual. Can’t wait to get the love jar set.

  31. What a cheery adorable card!!! Love the jar <3 TFS

    ~Vanessa W

  32. Love that love jar set and your card is fantastic!

  33. Super card! Love the special fold and warm, bright colors.

  34. These are 100% day-brightening, smile-making cards. Love the colours, the stamps, the tri-fold…the works. Thank you for sharing!!

  35. Very creative cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. Great project, love the new stamp set, esp. since our garden is full of … lemon trees LOL

  37. great card, cant wait to see the rest of the stamps

  38. Oh my goodness! I love, love, love the pop out on this fabulous card.The twine bow around the neck of the jar is precious, and your inside page with that happy heart border is wonderful. So cheery!

  39. Way, way, too cute! This is so very sweet – you have rocked it with these cute stamps.

  40. Sandy, your cards and directions/tutorials are always fabulous and I love the springy colors you used on this card. Thanks for the idea to modify the tri-fold card so there is space to write on the end panel.

  41. Very nice card. I really like the jar stamp, too.

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