Hero Arts + A Blog Name Hero Holiday Blog Hop!


Hello!   So excited to be hopping with the Team over on A Blog Named Hero!  You should have arrived here from my bloggie friend, Niki Garcia’s blog!  If you didn’t, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the fun which is the Hero Arts Blog!

Comment to win:  Hero Arts has stashed away a few of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to three lucky readers of this hop! The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th. To enter, just leave us a comment here and visit the rest of the blogs on the hop, too, leaving comment love as you go!

So evidently I’m on a card trio kick:
Let’s get started, shall we?!  I stayed in the overall same color theme which each card starting with a kraft base.

I was channeling my inner nordic self on my first design.  Red, White + Kraft = Yes, Please!  The Clearly Kelly, Kelly’s Noel is a super fun set with 3 different & fun trees.  They have been heat embossed in white with the sentiment stamped in Pale Tomato.  I finished off the card with red/white twine.

I wish you could see all of the details on this card.  The background panel has been stamped with the Hand Drawn Snowflake Bold Prints in Unicorn White.  

The Color Layering Fall Trees aren’t just for Fall themed cards!  I used it in my design with Cup O’ Joe and Pale Tomato  mid-tone inks.  Can you see the ‘rolling hills’ that have been stamped and sparkle embossed with the Hand Drawn Snowflake Bold Prints?

Next up is a card that is clean in design…does it remind you of a front door?

The Candy Stripe Bold Prints has been stamped with Unicorn White.  I stamped and die cut the Color Layering Dimensional Wreath in:


See the die cut bow?  Underneath that is where I cut the wreath so I could complete the inner fussy cutting.

Do you notice anything a smidge different about these cards?  They are are all 3.5 x 5.  I really enjoy working with this size.

Remember to leave a comment!  The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winners on Tuesday, November 24th.

Next up is the  Super Jessica Frost-Ballas!
In case you get lost, here’s the hop listing!

Hero Arts
Linda Trace
Libby Hickson
Lisa Stein
Niki Garcia
Amy Tsuruta  β™‘
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Mateja Povse
Suzanne Dahlberg
Michelle Lupton
Bhavana Kesarkar
Mariana Grigsby
Chitra Menon
Gayatri Murali
Isabel Rivera Ruiz
Clare Prezzia

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137 thoughts on “Hero Arts + A Blog Name Hero Holiday Blog Hop!”

  1. BEAUTIFUL cards Amy!!!
    LOVE the white and red on the Kraft, LOVE your ELEGANT designs, especially the trees!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INKY INSPIRATION πŸ™‚

  2. Love the Kraft paper and heat embossing. Yes, the last card does remind me of a front door!

  3. These are SO beautiful, Amy! Love the stripes and trees and everything about these! White stamping on kraft is one of my absolute favorite looks! Wow!

  4. Amy your three cards are inspiring me to step up my efforts in getting some more Christmas cards done! Love the kraft cs with white ink or embossing and red as a color scheme πŸ™‚

  5. Kraft is my favorite to work with in crafting – you did a amazing job with all of these cards TFS

  6. Hi Amy! You must be the most cheerful card maker i know!!! I adore your work! It's been awhile since I visited, but I promise I'll be back more frequently!!

  7. Like the others, I also adore the kraft cards! I love the white sparkly snowflakes on white, very cool!

  8. Love the Kraft base it really makes the red an white sing. My favourite has to be the single tree with the rolling hills.

  9. I love white on Kraft, it just looks so clean. The red gave it just the right punch. And yes, your wreath does look like it's hanging on a door.

  10. I'm in love with kraft!! I'm finding myself using kraft more for the Christmas cards that I'm making.

  11. KRAFT CARD ONE OF MY FAVOURITES AT THE MOMENT. LIKE THE WHITE STANDING OUT ON IT WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS. THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

  12. Hi Amy ~ Your cards are simply fantastic!! I think white ink on kraft paper is stunning and your cards are the perfect examples. Such a clean look. I've tried several different white inks and recently bought the HA Unicorn White pad. LOVE it….thanks so much to Jennifer McGuire & others for recommending it. Your cards are simply awesome.
    #sharehandmadekindness

  13. I love using Kraft paper for Christmas cards! I also already have the candy striped background stamp which was a must have as soon as I saw it. It looks great in white on the kraft background. Thanks for great ideas!

  14. Beautiful cards! I really like the Kraft background with the white and red! I love the last one that you made to look like a door with a wreath. Using th background stamp with the Unicorn ink on Kraft made a beautiful backdrop for the wreath! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  15. Wonderful CAS Christmas cards! I love the white on kraft! The striped background looks fabulous! My favorite is the three trees, the white EP really pops!

  16. I so admire CAS cards and am so unable to make them, seeing them makes me envious, because I am one of those gals that just has to have everything, and the kitchen sink on my works!

  17. Love how different yet beautiful all three cards are. And love the card size, it is very pleasing to the eye.

  18. I love the simplicity and your use of kraft color cards. I think the contrast with the white is super. Very nice.

  19. Amy,
    Your cards are beautiful. I really like the kraft cardstock you used especially with the white inked trees, very stunning.

  20. White on kraft is such a pretty color combo! The addition of the pale tomato is fabulous. The first card is my favorite.

  21. Love all the cards here, kraft really makes a good color choice for holiday cards, love the second one very much with all the white stamping in the background.

  22. LOVE the kraft card base – so often I just reach for white – I need to broaden my base of colors! I just love the simplicity of the trees card!

  23. I don' know why but kraft always make the images just pop off the page. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

  24. you are right — it does look like a door under the wreath! great cards but i need to find alternatives to embossing powders and glitters … hmmm … time to think …

  25. Thanks for sharing. Your cards are simple and clean but super cute. So krafty (ha ha ha). And yes, it absolutely looks like a door. Was that your inspiration?

  26. I've shifted for pairs to trios too, of late, and like you,need to make them similar, but different! Yours here: so wonderful! Inspiration sparked1
    hugs~c

  27. Amy, well someone was in the crafty mood, lol. I love the look of the background stamps. Red, white and Kraft paper, you can't go wrong. Great job, thanks for sharing and sparking some inspiration.

  28. I just love the way you used kraft cs. My favorites are the Peace one and the wreath on the "door" [and yes, it does resemble a door].

  29. the background stamp looks so different than the other one but I love both
    beautiful card
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

  30. Beautiful trio of cards! There's something about Kraft card stock that goes perfectly with holiday cards!

  31. Great cards and I love the use of kraft cardstock. My favorite is the christmas trees. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  32. Yay for white on kraft! Wonderful set of cards. Also love the stamped background behind the white panel.

  33. Love your cards! I am so loving the look of white embossing/ink on Kraft paper…. And yes…that does remind me of a door…lol…

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