Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!  We’re celebrating the launch of the 2016 Planner Catalog!  It’s full of fun designs by both Hero Arts and the fabulous Kelly Purkey! So much great stuff to make planning fun – and to use on other cards and projects, too! The products have been shipping to retailers for a couple weeks now, so you may have seen them out and about. But our hop marks the launch in the Hero Arts online store!

Hero Art will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Wednesday, October 19 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Mariana Grigsby’s blog.  If not, you’ll want to start at the beginning which is the Hero Arts blog.

I have a couple of projects to share for today!  I thought I’d show you how easy it is to use planner stamps for other projects, today I’m featuring two cards:

My first card uses an Midnight Mixed Layering Paper panel for the base.

The Hero Arts Kelly’s Designer Paper makes it so easy.  I trimmed the  panel down to 2 7/8 x 4 inches and used my corner chomper.  To make it easier to stamp the sentiment and have a bit of contrast, I also cut/trimmed a strip for the sentiment (the other side of the pattern panel) which is from the Fun Day Planner set.  I stamped the Friends with Intense black and then followed up with the banner and fussy cut them out.  I love the contrast of the green and gray, how about you?

Next up is another card that uses the Fun Day Planner set:

I happened to have a coordinating embossing folder in my stash so I teamed that up with another panel from the Midnight Mixed Layering Paper.  I did the same thing as my previous card and worked with Hero Arts Kelly’s Designer Paper and stamped a sentiment from the Fun Day Planner set.  

Next up is the amazing Amy Tan!

I’m really looking forward to hopping and seeing everybody’s projects.  Here’s a listing of the hoppers in case you get lost along the way:

The Hero Arts Blog 
Kelly Purkey 
Jennifer McGuire 
Yana Smakula 
May Sukyong Park 
Mariana Grigsby 
Amy Tsuruta  –> you’re here. 
Amy Tan 
Wanda Guess 
Lydia Fiedler 
Jen Carlson 
Barbara Picinich 
Brooke Takara 
Krista Wells 
Jamie Waters 
Nadia Azni 
Kari Stiles 
Libby Hickson

111 thoughts on “Hero Arts 2016 Planner Release Blog Hop!”

  1. Oh, thanks for making cards with the planner stamps. I want to get the most for my money when buying stamps. These cards are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. These cards are super! I love how you used the planner stamps to create the focal points. This release is wonderful and will be very versatile for planners, calendars, AND cards. TFS!

  3. Loved that embossing you did and the colors. Can't wait to also finish up the blog hop for more fun ideas 🙂

  4. I really appreciate these examples. I had never even looked at planner stamps because I just can't get into it. But–I had not considered how I could use them for cards. So, thank you.

  5. I love how you have used the stamps for something other than a planner. I am not a planner and sometimes I pass these kinds of stamps by. Thanks a bunch!

  6. Love all these little stamps and dies. I don't use a planner but I do use a calendar with large squares and this would be perfect. I also use them for envelopes.

  7. This planner set is really versatile. I think you could do some fun background stamping with these babies. Thanks Amy. Hopping I go.

  8. I never would have thought you used planner supplies to make your cards if you hadn't told us. What lovely patterns! The embossing is a great touch.

  9. What simple and unique cards, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this fun hop and giveaway.

  10. These are sweet and elegant! You tricked me… I was sure you'd take coffee icons and do a card. Life isn't always coffee tho, is it?! : )


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