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Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop !  You should have arrived here from the very lovely Debby Hughes’ blog!

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Okay, let’s get to it, eh?!  My first card is a fall inspired one.  Fall has to be my FAVORITE season.  I love dry, crisp & sunny days.

hero arts supplies:  cardstock:  earth mix layering papers  stamps:  branches bold prints, color layering fall trees, kelly’s holiday planner icons  ink: pumpkin piecup o’ joe, just rustbutter barforever green, india ink black, unicorn white
I started with Hero Arts Earth Mix Layering papers.   Love how the Branches Bold Prints pop with Unicorn White Pigment ink!  I used the Color Layering Fall Trees on vellum, it makes it flow with the background.  

These are the inks I used:

The sentiment was stamped in India Ink Black…..the sweet pumpkin is from Kelly’s Holiday Planner Icons!  I have bits of birch paper in my stash, the India Ink just sits on top of it rather than ‘bleeding’.   I like how it captures the ‘fall’ feeling on center panel.

Next up is a holiday card:
hero arts products:  cardstock:  blush mix & snow layering  stamps:  candy stripe bold prints, peace & joy  ink:  holiday reds/winter greens by lia,  hero hues metallic, india ink black  other:  ribbon cutting set by lia
I love designing tall skinny cards!  This one measures 3.5 inches x 5.5 inches.  The base is from the Blush Mix.  Yes, I love the Unicorn White Pigment ink!  This time I used it with the Candy Stripe Bold Prints.  My center panel is a Snow Layering Panel trimmed down to 3 x 4.  I used a corner rounder on both the base panel and the white panel.  The Peace & Joy set is one of my favorites.  It is filled with pretty sentiments and other graphic details.  I stamped the sentiment in Black India Ink…I followed it up with the various circles in:

Isn’t that bow a fun way to finish off a card?  It is the Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia.  Can you tell what I used? (smiling) Yes, I upcycled a Starbucks Coffee Sleeve!  I decided to use the corrugated side for the bow and for the ribbon part, I used the ‘flat’ side so that you can see a smidge of the text.  For added interest I used a mini wooden clip.

Well, that’s it for me!  Next on the hop is the Fabulous Kristina Werner!  In case you get lost along the way, here’s the full list:

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  1. Oh goodie finally a fall card. I love making fall greeting cards and just hanging them up around my house

  2. LOve, LOve, and you rocked the SB's bow! Oh the company you keep, amy … they are so lucky to be playing cards with you!

  3. Love all of the fun layers and the stripes & circles on your second card … congrats again on your awesome new gig.

  4. Like the tree on the vellum which almost looks like fabric. Like the crimped Kraft bow & how you attached it with a mini clothespin.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. Beaut cards, Amy! Love all of the colour and textures! Fall is my fave creating season too!

  6. OH my goodness, this fall card is absolutely adorable, what a perfect combination! And the bow sure makes the second card, NEED that die!

  7. wonderful cards, Amy – that little pumpkin on the first one is such a cute addition to your gorgeous card!

  8. I loved the bow idea! I've always wondered what to do with the tiny clothespins that I've somehow managed to gather along these years, and now I have my answer! Great cards!

  9. I dig the background on the "happy fall" card. I pained a wine glass with that sort of tree branch thing going on.

  10. Love how you stamped the tree on vellum so it would blend with the background. The corrugated bow is very clever. Thanks.

  11. I love Fall, too, and those branches really do pop. The holiday card is my favorite, though, and I have to copy that bow! Excellent!

  12. Beautyful cards.
    I like the first a little bit more….think because of the colors.

  13. what wonderful ideas! I love the bow with the little clothes pin. i'm starting to get into cardboard (who thought I would ever say that lol. my family thinks I have lost my mind. lol) your cards are so inspiring. thank you so much

  14. Love these Amy! And love that you made your bow from an Sbux sleeve. Of course you did! πŸ™‚

  15. Two gorgeous cards, Amy! Once again, you've planted a smile alll over my face! Your creativity is such a gift; thank you for sharing it with us.

  16. Amy, I just love the soft Autumn colors and the bold, cheery Christmas colors! Such a clever idea to add dimension with an upcycled coffee sleeve! β™‘

  17. LOVE both cards Amy! The little pumpkin in the first card really add that something special! And the Starbucks bow? Perfectly Amy!

  18. LOVE your fall card…. L O V E it!!!! Your Christmas one is a beauty, too… but, Amy, I LOVE that fall card!!!!!!!

  19. Lovin' the names of those colors….Pumpkin Spice and Cup O Joe! Love that tree stamp…it's one I have on my list!

  20. FABULOUS designs all around, Amy! Love the fall card and the holiday one is lovely! Very happy for you that you are on the HA team! Congrats!!

  21. I'm so in love with the tree stamps, love your projects the are adorable and love that you did the tree different.
    Hugs and Happiness,
    Briana C.

  22. I'm liking these new products from Hero Arts. Thank you for sharing your pretty fall and holiday card!

  23. Ooh fabulous fall card – I love the tree and the Kraft card background! A pretty tag too xxx

  24. Christmas card is my favorite.. But I like Fall card too. Thanks for sharing and inspiration!

  25. Gorgeous… I have to agree with you about fall. I love all the seasons.. but something about going from summer to fall… it's like taking a nap in the afternoon… it just feels good. great cards… love the looks you achieved.. thanks for sharing and the chance to win πŸ™‚

  26. What a gorgeous fall card! The fall colors are beautiful and I love the pop of white twigs in the background!!

  27. Great idea to recycle the starbucks sleeves on cards! Looks super cute as a bow. Lovely cards!

  28. Loving the stamped background on the first, so pretty, and that second is so striking and CAS, I just love it!

  29. The peace and joy card is so cute, but I also love your fall card! Fall is my favorite time of the year!

  30. I am in love with that bow!! I am so glad you like fall…. the fall card is so sweet.

  31. It looks like there is a little stitching on the velum of the first card. Did you do that on a sewing machine, with a special needle? It's really cute!

  32. Love the tree branch background stamp…Looks fabulous on kraft paper in white. It is now on my wishlist!

  33. The white pigment ink on your fall card gives the background an antique looking finish. That image would work on a spring card as well. I like it.

  34. I LOVE that tree! Congrats on joining the Hero Arts team…I look forward to seeing more of your work with them!! πŸ™‚

  35. The corrugated bow was my favorite element of all the work you displayed here. You have a unique style somewhat subtle but ever so mod and eye catching.

  36. These are so beautiful!!! Love the tree on your fall card!! So pretty and soft!! And your holiday card is so cool! That bow is amazing!!!!

  37. Nice cards! I especially like how you attached the little jack-o-lantern at the top of the fall card–so cute.

  38. There is that cute bow again!! Just thinking about all the possibilities with that one. Great recycling!!

  39. There is that cute bow again!! Just thinking about all the possibilities with that one. Great recycling!!

  40. Love the vellum used with the tree on your first card. The bow and clothespin on your second card is so cute.

  41. Your Fall card looks like something that should be framed and enjoyed each Fall season. And I really like the texture of the cardboard bow on the Joy card.

  42. You really worked out that white ink and did a fabulous job of it. Both the card and tag are the bomb (dating myself). Love the tree branch background and that layered tree. Lovely.

  43. I really liked the way the printed branch paper shown through under your design! It tied in so beautifully with the rest of your card!

  44. The corrugated bow and bright striped background make your Christmas card stand out. The fall tree stamp is one of my favorites too.

  45. Love them both, especially the card with the tree! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Wonderful cards, Amy! Love your designs and all the brilliant details! Great upcycling too:)

  47. Wow, these are both terrific cards. I love the fall card and soft colors. Your Christmas card is so pretty. The bow justs sets it off.

  48. Your cards are both very different from each other and both are lovely! I especially love that bow! So unique!

  49. Really cute cards – love how you have used the new stamps. Thanks for all the great inspiration!!!

  50. Love the fall tree … but before reading I guess it was fabric rather than vellum. Fun effect. Also enjoy the stripe background on the second card.

  51. I'm hoping to buy the layering tree stamps when I can find the set in stock, and really like the way you put it in the branch background. May have to consider that too. Pretty cards.

  52. I'm hoping to buy the layering tree stamps when I can find the set in stock, and really like the way you put it in the branch background. May have to consider that too. Pretty cards.

  53. The Color Layering Fall Trees you've used on your card is so lovely, and I like how you did the backgroiund with Branches bold print. I'm tucking these techniques away in my brain in hopes to find it again when I'm card making.

  54. Amy, beautiful creations my dear. I just LOVE the tree layering stamp sets from Hero Arts and obviously they are popular because SSS is out of stock (errrrr) LOL! Oh, and that bow on your second card was so creative. Gotta say, that Ribbon Cutting Set by Lia is in my future!! TFS

    Congrats to Hero Arts as well on a great Holiday release.

  55. What a beautiful Fall card— love the dots for the tree leaves and the ground, as well as the super cute little pumpkin! Fab that corrugated bow for the second card! LOVE it all, Amy!

    THANKS so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me love <3 You made my day!!! HUGS <3

  56. Love both of your cards but my favorite is the Christmas. Love the size of it and the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  57. Your Fall card is beautiful; love the branching background. The Christmas card is adorable; quick to make multiples. Thanks for the inspiration.

  58. I love both cards. The fall card is so good. I really like the Christmas card. The bow is the icing on the cake. Thanks

  59. Like the cards, I agree w/other comments, the corrugated bow is really special – thanks for the inspiration.

  60. This is the first time to your blog needless to say it won't be the last time!!! I adore you fall card. When I looked at it I thought this would be great also on a gift bag. Wonderful!!!!! THANK YOU. :0)

  61. Terrific cards, especially the fall card. The Bold Branches Print makes a beautiful background using the Unicorn White Pigment against the kraft paper.

  62. Hero Arts make the best background stamps. I really like this new release and you did a great job with the new stamps. I really like your second card design.

  63. Your fall card is very pretty with the vellum, I love the soft look. Your second card is so fun with that crimped bow from your upcycled coffee sleeve. Thanks for sharing.

  64. Hmmm – I really like how you used the bow on your Christmas card. And that fall card! Beautiful!

  65. I especially love the recycled corrugated coffee sleeve; I've hundreds of them and now a good idea for their use.

  66. very smart using recycling materials like the corrugated side of the coffee sleeve….both cards feel like fall and holidays seasons! thank you.

  67. Hi, Amy! Both cards are gorgeous! Love those papers on your fall card! The bow is so fun on your holiday card! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

  68. Thanks so much for the charming cards. I just bought some of these stamps–can't wait to try them.

  69. Love your designs. Love the card with the tree…such soft colors. And the Peppermint stripe on the other card is so fun. Great job. TFS

  70. Beautiful fall card and I love how you upcycled the Starbucks coffee sleeve for the bow. Such a cleaver idea.Thanks for sharing.

  71. Love both your fall card and your holiday card. The bow is adorable on the holiday card and I love all the great detail on the fall card.

  72. Your fall card is gorgeous. The papers you used sound so pretty. I love that bow on your Christmas card. A nice touch.

  73. I'm glad to see a "fall" card, Amy. Everyone seems to be getting carried away with the holidays already!! LOL Seriously, both cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us newer "carders!"

  74. both cards are awesome!! really loving the simplicity of the holiday red and white card though!!! very cute!!

  75. I like the white stamped background on your first card. Great contrast. Your candy-striped card with that wonderful bow is really great! I love that you up-cycled your java jacket! Thank you!

  76. Love your cards. I love to make use of something different often too, so I love the bow made from the coffee sleeve! Thanks.

  77. SAWEET!!! Love the Layering Fall Trees card – love the stamp set on vellum!! Your Peace &Joy card is beautiful!! From another Washingtonian!

  78. FABULOUS cards Amy!!!
    LOVE your fall card, so soft, delicate and ELEGANT, LOVE your tall Christmas card too, the corrugated bow is the PERFECT finishing touch!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION πŸ™‚

  79. lovin' the new stamps and your corrugated bow is stinkin' cute; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  80. Wonderful cards. I love the starbucks bow, recycled into something beautiful. Both are beautiful.

  81. I love this fall creation in earthy background, so natural look! And the addition of corrugated bow is a fantastic touch Amy!

  82. both cards are so lovely….I love how they appear simple yet again so rich and colorful and unique..Would love to see more, so I will start following πŸ™‚

  83. Oh my gosh, love the happy fall card. Fall is my favorite too! I love the way you incorporated earthly things. It's not super colorful, but it's got a lot going on. Love the birch idea, white on kraft, and use of velum. Everything just looks so good together!

  84. Lovely cards. I really like those white branches on your first card and the fantastic bow on the second card.

  85. Your soft autumn card is gorgeous! I love the little pumpkin detail! I love the candy cane stripes and that corrugated bow! What a beautiful Christmas card!

  86. Both cards are great, I especially like the fall one the tree stamp set is great. Thanks for sharing

  87. Two absolutely amazing cards Amy! I love the stamping on vellum with those gorgeous fall colors on the first card and that corrugated bow on the second card really steals the show!

  88. Love the corrugated paper for the ribbon. Makes for a fun bow. Will be using that idea.
    Great idea to use the clothespin to hold it.
    The fall card is muted and pretty. Love the colors.
    thanks for sharing.

  89. oh my gosh that little bow is to die for! I also love the way the unicorn white ink showed up on the red cardstock! I need some!

  90. Love the background stamp used on the Christmas card. Both cards are great though, and I really need to start making more Fall cards.

  91. Loved how you up cycled the Starbucks sleeve, very clever using with the bow die.
    Also loving the fall card

  92. Love the background on the Fall card! And now seriously thinking a need tree layering stamps!

    Hugs, Bernie

  93. Love the tall skinny card! It's a great technique to mix it up and do something different πŸ™‚

  94. I love fall too, Amy. Especially as that is when my birthday falls. The fall card with the multi colored leaves is very nice! The holiday card is nice too and both look easy to make! TFS! πŸ™‚

  95. Your style is so fresh! Your cards are simple and clean but stand out just for that reason. I know it's a lot of work to make the cards look this clear and refreshing. Love your use of these new oroducts.

  96. The first card is just gorgeous, love the background and the autumn tree! And the holiday card is beautiful. I like the scale of the bow on the card front, that's a die that I could see myself using again and again with different materials.

  97. Your cards are so lovely. I really like the trees in white ink behind the primary image. Thanks to Hero Arts for the generous giveaway.

  98. Love your tree card, very pretty.Really love the layers & texture, especially the bow on your holiday card.

  99. Love these cards! The peace & joy set is one of my favourites – the great scripty sentiments combined with those simple graphic circles? Perfection! Love how you made use of the corrugated coffee sleeve – so creative!

  100. Kudos on these great designs!!! Normally I would definitely pick the card with the tree as my fave, but the other one is just as wonderful!!! Love all the details made possible by the Hero Arts products used!

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