Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Hop


Hello and welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!


Hero Arts Stamps - Playful Animals, Lines Background, Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut and Write Your Message

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Virginia's blog! I know Virginia will have shared fantastic creations with you - I can't wait to see them! If you find a broken link or didn't know about the hop, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to: blog@heroarts.com.

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! I have comment moderator switched on so don't worry if your comment doesn't appear immediately. Good luck:)

I’m so happy to be hopping along with my Hosti sisters to show you what we’ve made with products that Hero Arts generously sent us from the 2015 Spring Catalogue. I was delighted to receive the gorgeous stamp and die set with stitched detail - Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut. I just love stitching so the set was barely in the house before it was inked up! I decided to make a birthday card using the flowers and leaves from the set and a gorgeous new sentiment stamp Happy Birthday to You. Isn't the handwriting on the stamp just beautiful? It's by Kelly Rasmussen and you can find other wonderful new stamps with her handwriting here.


Hero Arts Stamps - Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut and Happy Birthday to You

As well as the stitching I love the cute button centres on the flowers.


After making the card I thought it might be nice to make a matching gift tag using the stem included in the set and making the flower in a slightly different way.


Hero Arts Stamps - Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut and Birthday Messages

I have to admit I’m often guilty of overlooking smaller images in sets (maybe my eyesight is getting worse!) but I wanted to ink up the cute ladybird image in the Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut set too. I decided to make wrapping paper using just plain parcel paper, the ladybird stamp and a hole punch. For the tag I again used the Happy Birthday to You stamp and omitted the lower part of the sentiment to leave space for the ladybird to nestle under the “birthday”.


Hero Arts Stamps - Butterfly and Flower Stamp & Cut and Happy Birthday to You

The cute cat image on my first card is from a fun set called Playful Animals which includes the cat, a mouse, hedgehog, fox, dog and pig. In addition, playful accessories for the animal are available - a fish bone, ball of yarn, cheese and dog bone, so cute! I know I’ll be pairing the yarn with the cat very soon but I couldn’t resist borrowing the yarn from the cat to make tags for items I’ve knit. I will cut the washing instructions from the yarn I’ve used and put it on the back of the tags.



Hero Arts Stamps - Yarn, Sew Artsy and Dolls

I love the cute images in the Playful Animals set and feel they will appeal to both children and adults alike. Also I think it would be a great set for children to stamp with as the animals are so easy to stamp and cut out. I opened my post with the cat from the set and now I'll finish with the sweet pig from the same set.


Hero Arts Stamps - Playful Animals, Thanks Stamp & Cut, Pinstripe Background, Be Happy and Clouds Background

Before you head off to your next stop along the hop I want to thank you for visiting, thank Hero Arts for yet another fabulous release and for their generosity, thank Deborah and Tami for all the work they do behind the scenes in organising the hop, thank my Hosti sisters for all the fun and inspiration they provide and last, but most definitely not least, thank my dear friend Linda for items she sent me for the hop.

Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is Sue's blog. Sue is such a lovely and talented lady, I know she'll definitely have lots of inky goodness for us to enjoy! Now I'm off to have fun hopping too:)

187 comments:

loulou said...

Fabulous creations. I especially love your card with the stitched flowers, lovely colours.

Katie said...

Love your cards!

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - you have crafted up an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS variety of projects to introduce us to the new releases and I have to tell you - I AM TOTALLY INSPIRED => THANK YOU!!!
Your birthday card & tag are DELIGHTFUL, your ladybug wrapping SUPER CUTE, your polka dot piggy ADORABLE ... there is SO MUCH TO LOVE!!!

Shelly B said...

Amazing stuff! Love it all!

cheryl l. said...

Love your cards! The first 2 are my favorites - love the bright colors!

Nancy said...

WOW is right! Heather Maria these are all amazing! I keep going back for another look! So much eye candy! You are so talented!

Barb said...

Heather, you AMAZE me! I know you didn't have a whole lot of time to create with the new stamps and just LOOK at all these fantastic projects! Absolutely beautiful work, my friend! So happy to be sharing this day with you! ♥

Libby Hickson said...

Oh Heather, so much good stuff on your blog!! Love all of these lovely creations. :-)

Ava said...

Wow, this is a wonderful collection! The flowers are colored so beautifully!

Tami B. said...

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful projects. I absolutely love the background you made on the kitty card.

bonami2b said...

Wonderful ideas. I love the colors you chose in the flower card and tag.

Kathy H said...

Oh, these are wonderful cards! They make me happy! Especially the darling kitty!

V Marcus said...

Love the happy Birthday card and gift tag. Great idea!

Melissa F said...

Adorable baby animal cards, love the black & red on Kraft combo and the colors of those stitched flowers is awesome!

Waverunner said...

I am always in awe of people who really sew on their cards...wow.

I am really liking that ladybug paper! The stamp scale is good with the punch size!

~amy~ said...

Oh how CUTE! I love them all, especially the first one!

Linda said...

love the wrapping paper! Great idea!

Barb said...

Love that ball od yarn for all my crafting friend. Great cards!

richardbreaks said...

These are great projects. Your orange and blue combos make feel so optimistic for the coming spring!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute! Love these projects!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute animals with wiggle eyes. Like the new yarn stamp. Like the stitching. Like the dimension of the flower with layers.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Thalia said...

I just love your cards. Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Amazing designs, Heather!

Kelly Booth said...

Fabulous Projects!! I especially Love the Last one with the cute Pig....

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love the banners .

Kailash said...

Love all your cards, such beautiful eye candy!!!!

Jackie Parkins said...

Beautiful cards and I love the stitching you added - it's perfect.

luluvision said...

I love what you did with your cards and the playful animals set!!

Betty Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love those button flowers!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow! I love so many of these cards and stamps. Nice work!

Barb Ghig said...

You have done an amazing job with these new stamps and dies! I love how you made your tags so special and your stitching is such a lovely detail!

judkajudi said...

Awesome quantity AND quality, Heather. Love those stitched flowers .. and the ladybugs!! Great variety .. and I know you didn't have a lot of time to get things done! Loved hopping with the hosti again. Big hugs.

Renee M said...

Great cards and tags! I especially like how you did the "handmade" tags :)

ThePurplePlace said...

Oh Heather.....you have USED some of my FAVORITES from this NEW Release and WOW have you done a TON! The animal stamps are already one of my favorites and I ordered them right away!

Now, I KNOW I MUST add these fabulous flowers....anything help me think SPRING...

Great post and thanks for ALL your hard work...YOU did so MUCH!

Hugs,
Lisa

Lauren said...

Love them all, but the detail on the stitched flowers is wonderful! Am loving the hop.

Susie Sonnier said...

Love the flowers!!!! Beautiful cards!

Peggy B said...

Your creations are so inspiring, and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing!

I Card Everyone said...

Holy WOW batgirl! Heather these are all such a treat.. love the hand-knit tag the very most!
=] Michele

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful projects Heather, love them all!!

Maude said...

Wonderful cards -- I especially like the set with the card, tag and paper that all go together. Those little animals are on my "must have" list.

adele holcomb said...

Every one of these is unique and adorable! As a knitter myself, I especially like your idea of making a tag and putting the care instructions on the back!

Virginia Lu said...

BEAUTIFUL showcase of this new release, Heather! You absolutely work your magic with stitching ,embossing, die-cutting and layering! So happy to hop along with you today!

Leni said...

Love all the stiching. Colorful cards. Love that sweet kitty card and the flowers!

Iris said...

Such colorful and fun projects - love the lady bugs, the button centered flowers and the pig with the wiggly eyes.
isoscia at aol dot com

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing collection! Really loving the ladybugs and those cute tags! hugs :)

Skraperella said...

Your cards are so adorable Heather!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are all beautiful cards but I have to admit I am partial to the kitty! So cute! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations!

Brandi R said...

Great projects! Lovin all the critters....all the way down to the cute lil ladybug ♥ Thank you for sharing!

Michele Clay said...

All of your projects are amazing, Heather! You've made the Playful Animals a must have on my list! Gotta love Hero Arts for this super release!!

conil said...

What fabulous projects, all of them are great but I can't resist those googly eyed critters.

Barbara said...

Love all of these, but especially the card with the stitched flowers and the ladybug wrapping paper and matching tag. Fabulous us of all the stamps!

joy said...

Hi, Heather! Your creations are just lovely. I especially like the first card and that you placed the pretty orange-y flower against the blue panel. Looks like spring!

cissi said...

Wow so many great things you created. And they are all beautiful.

Pat said...

I love the colors you used, and my favorite is the piggy Thank You. Too sweet. Great job on all.

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous variety of projects Heather! I am so loving your fun dotty wrapped parcel with the cute lady bugs!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Heather, you've outdone yourself! Those playful animals are adorable! After seeing your cards/tags, I'm going to get them. I love what you've done with the flower set too! :) So glad to be hopping with you this week!

Joan said...

Thanks for the wide variety of creations, they're wonderful!

Karine said...

Love your cards, tags and cute critters! Also love the great flowers!

Susan Kapp said...

Love them all, especially the flower card, so warm and sunny

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards Heather - the flower card and tag are fantastic!

kiaretta said...

Great cards. Love the little animals with googling eyes

Dan DePasquale said...

Love how you incorporated the new release images with the sentiments. Beautiful colors/cards. Thanks for sharing!!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Just love the line background stamp, and all those playful characters. But you know what? Your ladybug idea is my favorite.

fyk said...

Love the cards...esp the first one and the "handmade" one :)

cma21317 said...

I'm a sucker for anything with google eyes. The flowers are so pretty. Great job!

Laura Norris said...

Wow Heather, you really knocked it out of the park today! Love the cute animals with the googly eyes! But your cards with the stitched flowers are fantastic.

Christine Kaminski said...

I love cards with stitching!! so cute!

Amante del Papel said...

Oh my, beautiful ideas for this new stamps!

Lieve said...

You made beautiful cards for this hop (great Lines Background stamp).
But the wrapping paper and the tags are just GREAT ! So original and creative !!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the blue and orange color palette.

CinnamonSally said...

OMGoodness Heather you have been busy and in such a short time too. Love all your fabulous creations, but I think your flower tag is my favourite. Its been such fun hopping with you and the Hostesses again this year!!

donna mikasa said...

Fantastic set of cards, Heather! And such a clever way to use the ball of yarn for some tags--genius!

Sue D said...

Wow--you have given me lots of wonderful ideas. I like the orange/blue color combo and the hand knit tag idea.

Valerie Wood said...

Beautiful cards! That wrapping paper is just so stinking cute! Great idea!

Suzy Que said...

Wow, so many wonderful creations! Love them all!

Kristina B. said...

Adorable, Love these playful animals

Patsy Hattori said...

Really wonderful cards!

Barb said...

great cards

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all your cards.

Branka said...

Simply beautiful! i have a thing for tags, so this is the post for me! Bravo!

Toni said...

Fantastic! The animals are so so cute!

Patt H. said...

A real plethora of gorgeous creations! They are all beautiful. I love the Stitched flower card & the tag is an added bonus. What a great idea to use the ball of yarn to stamp tags for knitting. Love them!!

Donnadoll said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products. I live the cards you made, especially the ones that used the smallest images.

Lisa H. said...

Great cards and tags and giftwrap! I love to knit and quilt so my wish list is growing longer each day of this hop!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are darling. Love the kitty and the piggy. The flowers are so pretty. The white highlighting of veins really makes them pop.
thanks for sharing

SuprFoxDesigns said...

Wonderful creations! Love your colors and designs so much!

Irene Grau said...

Great projects. I'm really liking those playful animals. Thanks for the inspiration!

Amy C. said...

Love all your adorable projects...especially the cat with the googly eyes!

Karenladd said...

Oh my goodness, those little critter cards are so darn cute! Love the bright pops of orange against the blue background the paper piecing. You've done an amazing job!

Kim Faucher said...

Love the animals with the googly eyes!!!
So many great cards!

Donna Dacy said...

I love the little animal cards. The use of the "googlie" eyes add so much and that piggie's eye lashes are so cute. I love the background with the kitty. The flower card and tag are beautiful. Love the bright yellow with the blue. Great job of coloring all your cards. TFS

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic selection of projects! Love that little piggy!

Nana Griffin said...

Such cute animal cards and the flowers are very pretty.

N Patricia Castillo said...

These are all great! TFS!

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh that kitten is just adorable! So many fabulous cards here!

McStamper said...

Wonderful cards and tags. Love your ideas.

CathyL said...

Such a great assortment of awesome cards!

jcobb said...

Amazing! These cards are all just great, especially your little piggy and the kitty!

Lin said...

Wow, Heather, these are all amazing, (even more so knowing the time constraints you were under!) I love the gorgeous orange flowers against that beautiful blue background the best - they really show off the stamp details! And that adorable little piggy at the end made me smile BIG! Well done, Sista!

Shelley C said...

Such bright and cheery cards! Wish the birthday stamp was clear!!

gabriella said...

Cute piggie

pta4him said...

Love the ladybug card!

Brithzi said...

Love all your projects. My favorites are the kitty card--so adorable and the wrapping paper with the ladybugs. You all amaze me with your talent. Thank you.

maria f. said...

Lovely projects. My favorite is the ladybug wrapping. What a genius design to use the red punched dots too.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love your cat and flower cards. The flower stamp is something I will be looking forward to.

sueymem said...

The ladybug card is darling.

Emo Marie said...

Love these cards, so cute!

Rose said...

Wow, such lovely cards! The piggy is sooo cute!

Sarah Gray said...

What a fun and fabulous set of designs you have treated us to, Heather! I love the cute animals and the way you have highlighted the smaller stamps too. All beautifully crafted :)

aileen (mum) said...

Wow heather such wonderful projects. Love love the orange flowers on the blue background. Ohhhh Iwant them all.

Tammy J said...

ok the cards and tags are cute but the kitty cat and pig with the goggle eyes stills the show. TFS

Flo said...

All your cards are great. My favs are hand knit and the lady bug birthday.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Super, super cute projects, love all of your whimsical tags and especially the yarn ball ones, too adorable!! You really rocked the floral card with all of the wonderful stitching! So happy to hop with you again, hope we can do this again next year!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You rocked the hop, Heather! Just love all your projects but especially the sweet cat on the Lines bg. And that pig is darling - so great on the pinstripes bg. Love the tags with the yarn stamps - perfect for your knitted projects! And I'm love how you used the glittery aqua thanks die I sent. You did so much in so little time - amazing, my friend - so fun hopping with you!!

Janet Mack said...

I really need the Butterfly and Flower set, and that's a good idea putting the care instructions on a handmade gift.

Ellen S. said...

Love the cards, especially the little kitty!

pcm said...

love the yellow and blue color combos!

Nora N. said...

what lovely projects!! I LOVE the flower with the blue background and that Pig-adorable!!

Patty said...

WOW!! You've outdone yourself!! All awesome projects!!

Immi said...

Wow! So many ideas to inspire!

jamie vanskiver said...

Oh I love your cards! The last one is so cute, it made me smile:)

sabbycat said...

The kitten, the pig -- I must buy that stamp set. Love all your beautiful cards though, every single one of them!

Robin B. said...

Wow, what fabulous projects, you are really creative!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Beatrice Lawson said...

So beautiful! I live the playful animals stamps, and the cute handmade tags are the best!

Christine R. said...

I love all these projects, especially the tags. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wonderful! Love gift wrap!

Penny Reed said...

Love all your cards, but especially the orange kitty - looks just like my cat! TFS!

Miriam Prantner said...

So many great projects! I love your gift wrap, but my favorite are the flower cards, so much fantastic dimension there!

Cheri Hochstettler said...

What fun cards!

Cathy P said...

So cute and cheerful!

Linda S. said...

I love what you did with the cute little animal figures. I think they are my favorites from this release.

brenda said...

I love your cards - especially the floral birthday card and matching tag!

Laceysocks said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Nolan said...

I know how little time you had to put together your projects, and I am just gobsmacked! You put us all to shame, Heather!!!

AlbinoPI said...

Your first card has moved the lines background to the top of my list of "must haves". Such great cards!

Smriti said...

Oh my that wrapping paper is so cute!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous projects! Love them all! And the Lines background and Butterfly & Flowers stamps have just moved to my must-have list!

Becs Attwood said...

What a fun bunch of cards. I like the flowers with the cute button centre. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Love animals with googlie eyes...cute!

irisesther54 said...

Very cute creations. Love the Playful Animals set. Adorable.

Jessica Backer said...

Wow! I love the flowers on the second card and tag; they are just gorgeous!

Emily Leiphart said...

So many amazing projects, Heather! I really love the first two of complementary orange and blue colours. Absolutely adorable gift-wrapping, too. It's been so fun hopping with you!!

graham Brand said...

Fantastic creations - LOVE them all.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love that kitty stamped card! I bet you had fun playing with all these new products!
:) Marie

Kamila R. said...

So many beautiful creations!! I love the orange flowers against the blue backgrounf idea most it just is a great eye catcher!!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing so many terrific cards. Loving all the new stamps from Hero Arts.

Janet L. said...

You've been very busy making wonderful cards and tags! I especially like the orange and blue used together!

Arlene said...

These are the darlingest cards and I love each one. The tags shine with all the cute little stamps you've used.

You went above and beyond!

Chark said...

There's no way to pick a favorite of yours--but I do love the ladybug package so much!

Karen King said...

Love Hero Arts products, I've had some for 20 years and they still work great! Great projects.

MagsB said...

Wow oh wow, what gorgeous creations! I love the bright colours on the flowers, and the googly eyes, and - well, everything!! :)

Linda said...

Wow. Wonderful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful cards, tags, everything - you have outdone yourself here!

bzyPTmom said...

Oh such wonderful projects--love the orange and blue color combo, and the cute ladybugs--absolutely awesome!

ionabunny said...

Goreous makes. Love the cute animals and the lines background Hugz

Suzanne C said...

Wow Heather so many delightful and fun cards and tag! Love the adorable animals and how you added that touch of sky behind the pig. The flowers are beautiful and lovely. I have to tell you I was just packing up a few things for my youngest and I found that wonderful strawberry hat that you made her! It is so lovely. I am packing it away for her for future grandbabies!

Beach Girl 115 said...

What a great selection of cards. so much inspiration!

Ruby N said...

OMG I LOVE THESE!!!!!!

Melissa D said...

Love the stitching around the cards to mimic the design in the stamps. Well thought out.

Rubina Pantoja said...

Such an awesome variety - thank you for the ideas!

Michelle V Smith said...

Love the flower...so awesome!!

ivy said...

Such cute projects! Especially love the playful animals set!

Cindi said...

Great blue and orange color combo. And the lady bugs are adorable!

Bobby said...

SO many great ideas to take in. Using that ladybug for a background was great and those yarn tags for your knitting gifts are perfect.

Jenn Biederman said...

Oh for CUTENESS!! Heather...I "oohed" and "awed" with each project as I scrolled down your blog. Love each one! Loved hopping with you and the sistahs!!

Terri said...

All of your projects are adorable but I especially like the stitched frame/flowers card and gift tag. What a cute set you created.

Mary-Anne V said...

So many wonderful details on these cards and tags...love the googly eyes and stitching.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

What cute birthday cards!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Cute cards! I love the kitty with the googly eyes. Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Nancy K said...

Wow, Heather! Your cards and tags are totally brilliant! I love how you used the Playful Animals; so cute! Your birthday card is simply gorgeous; the blue and orange colors are so perfect! So happy to hop with you and all the hosti again.

Dianne Guilinger said...

wow! you really outdid yourself with all these creations! I really like the blue and yellow combo!

scrappykate said...

Lots of great ideas here. The ladybug wrapping paper is adorable. I'm loving the stitched tag and all the ways you used it.

Helen Gullett said...

Oh my!!! They are sooooooo adorable and pretty!!! Love the tag :)

Efrat said...

Beautiful! So cute.

Deeps said...

Love your cute cards. I also love the gift wrap paper with the ladybugs.

Monika Reeck said...

Heather they are all adorable so beautiful and so cuteeeee oh dear I adore your flower stamped with embossing in white it looks so tidy clean and beautiful I especially love the one with confetti black and red so simple and so striking
you are lucky Hostes, got so many lovely stamp ....I wish I can get that set too (LOL)...hugs, Monika

Nicole Parmentier said...

Lovely cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! AWESOME Projects!! I LOVE them ALL!! :-) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! :-)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card and reliable tags. Great.
Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.
Regards,
Bozena

maureen said...

I knew that flower was just dying for a button! So glad you added one!

Lee Anne said...

Loving the playful animals set from this release and how you paper-pieced them today! I also want the butterfly and flower set too! Your projects are fabulous today!

Taunya Butler said...

YOur cards and tags are super delightfully done!!! Love the techniques and the colors and patterns you used!! What a way super good job you have done!!!

Memories by Manda said...

Wow! Lots of great projects. I love the line background stamp. I enjoy seeing how people use the new releases in the blog hops! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

Wow Heather...shut the front door!! Such beautiful and adorable cards...blew this hop out of the water. Hugs, Kathy

Simply AJ said...

Fantastic Inspiration! Great projects!

Karen L K said...

Boy you are a busy gal. Your creations are so nice. The stitched flowers with the orange and blue is a fabulous color combo! The ladybug paper is so much fun. I have been wanting a ladybug stamp so I need to get one of those sets.

Elina Strömberg said...

Love, love your cards! Great designs, beautiful colours, carefully selected embellishments. Perfection!

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