8/22/18

Hero Arts Season of Wonder Release Blog Hop


Hello! So glad you stopped in today for the 2018 Seasons of Wonder Blog Hop!  The latest Hero Arts  Winter Catalog is here and I am hopping along with some amazing ladies to share the newest products.  If you are following along on the hop, you made it here from my sweet friend Libby's blog. To see the whole blog hop list, scroll down!
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CARDS

I have 3 cards to share today. This first one uses the new die called Very Merry Tree Fancy Die...

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To create this card, I did a little Distressed Watercolored background on some watercolor paper.  I die cut the tree right in the middle of the watercolored area and left the negative to be my main focus.  I wanted to stablilize the tree so I added a piece of vellum behind the die cut.  I added in some red Stickles for a little tree decoration.  I topped the tree off with a gold glitter card stock star and the popped the card up on the card base layered with red striped card stock.  To finish off the card, I added in a little brown tree stump.  

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This next card uses the Paper Layering Neighborhood to create a fun clean and simple card...

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I die cut the little neighborhood on the card front and then layered a piece of gold card stock behind so all the windows sparkle!  I finished this card off with a sentiment from 

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One last clean and simple card using a set that is already available called Color Layering Holly....

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To create this card, I stamped and die cut the holly leaves with the inks that come in the Color Layering Bundle.  Next, I stamped and die cut the holly berries.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card and then scored a frame around the edge.  I popped up the holly on the front of the card to finish it off.  Nice and simple!

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I hope you have enjoyed my cards today.  The next stop on the hop is over to the amazing Kelly Latevola!
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PRIZES

There will be 2, $50 shopping sprees given for the Hero Arts online store.  The winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on all the stops along the hop.  Winners will be chosen by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, August, 26th.

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BLOG HOP

Laurie Willison you are here! 

Thanks for stopping in today!  I hope you are leaving with some clean and simple inspiration for your Christmas cards!



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135 comments:

  1. Laurie, your projects are absolutely PERFECT.

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  2. AWESOME creations! I especially love the Merry Christmas Tree card!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! I love the Christmas tree!

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  4. These are all beautiful Laurie. Love the Holly card, that's just my style. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Happy Crafting.
    Tracey.x

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love all those dies!

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  6. LOVE your cards, Laurie! So super festive and perfectly CAS!!!

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  7. I super love how you watercolored the tree die! Great idea!!

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  8. The simplicity of these projects is wonderful! Love them all!

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  9. Such beautiful designs, and I really love the watercolor card!

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  10. I love your clean simple cards, especially the Christmas tree!
    Thanks for sharing..

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  11. Very cute and very pretty cards!!

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  12. The cards are so bright and happy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. The Merry Christmas Tree die seems like it has so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Simple and Stunning! I love the simplicity of these cards. They are so very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. Thanks for showing creative ways to use the new Hero Arts products!

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  16. Love the olive backgrounds in two of the cards.

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  17. Your projects are fabulous. The Christmas tree and Neighborhood dies are gorgeous. I really like the simplicity and clean design of card #3. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Laurie, this is SO pretty! I love tiny buildings, and cities and towns, and you have made this little holiday village beautiful! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  19. Love all three cards! I love that tree - so fun. The 2nd card is so elegant. And I love how you scored lines to make a frame on the last one.

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  20. I really like the distress ink background behind the tree, nice work

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  21. Paper Layering Neighborhood is so beautiful!!!. The die speaks for itself and by adding a pop of color it makes it so lively!!!

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  22. wow your cards are very striking - thanks for sharing your ideas with us:)

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  23. Great cards, love the simplicity

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  24. Awesome cards! Love the neighborhood die!

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  25. All I can say is WOW! I love both of these. Your style is classy and awesome! It was fun hopping with you today! <3

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  26. These new dies are unbelievable. Love the Christmass tree.

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  27. I like the tiny town buildings too. Very pretty and all your cards are clean and beautiful.

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  28. I simply love what you did with the christmas tree die! :)

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  29. I really like the neighborhood die with the glitter behind. Looks like all the house lights are shining!

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  30. Ooohhh, 3 beautiful cards. I'm really liking that tree card, though. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Really like the simplicity of these cards. They look quick and easy-just like I like them! Great job

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  32. Love all your cards and really like the 3rd one with the scored frame..Perfect!!!

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  33. Your cards are beautiful and very inspiring !

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  34. Love the simplicity of your cards

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  35. Lovely cards. I love the new dies, especially the Very Merry Tree.

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  36. WOW!! totally different spin on the tree die! Love it!

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  37. I really like your card making style and that Christmas tree due cut is calling my name!

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  38. Thanks for sharing! It always gets me even more excited about new releases!

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  39. so fun and beautiful. that village is a new favorite......

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  40. I like how you used the very merry tree fancy die.

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  41. Outstanding cards, loving the new Christmas Tree die.

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  42. Beautiful cards - I love the CAS look of your color layering holly card.

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  43. I love the CAS! And that Christmas Die is sooooo perfect!

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  44. Laurie, your cards are fantastic. I love this new release and you did a super job with your creations. TFS

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  45. Love your cards and how you made them. You made it seem so easy that I know I can do this.

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  46. Oh what fun it is to make.. a Christmas card right now - with the new release!

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  47. Such absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the glitter panel you added behind the cityscape...perfect!

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  48. Hello Laurie, that paper laying village is saying buy me. The color layering holly is my favorite. Nice clean cards!

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  49. Lovely cards and an awesome die.

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  50. Wonderful cards. I have an ever-growing wish list!

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  51. Fabulous cards! Love the first one with the cutout tree! So many awesome new things in this release.

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  52. I just love your CAS designs, so elegant and timeless.

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  53. Like how simple and easy your cards are. That is what we need when Christmas comes to town.

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  54. Great work, lots of goodies on this new release!

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  55. Beautiful card...love your gorgeous Christmas tree!

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  56. very classy cards, Laurie - especially love your neighborhood with the gold windows.

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  57. Your Christmas cards are so pretty! Thanks for all the inspiration with these new products.

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  58. These are such lovely cards. The Christmas tree and village are fast becoming my favorites...you've designed so well with them. tfs

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  59. I love what you've done with the new release!

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  60. Love that 'neighborhood' die! So beautiful with the gold glimmer behind it!

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  61. I really like that neighborhood card

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  62. A great new release. Thank you for the inspiration! Just lovely cards.

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  63. These are simple but beautiful cards. Sometimes less is better.

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  64. Three gorgeous cards, Laurie! Beautiful watercoloring on the first and I love your CAS designs on the last two!

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  65. Very pretty cards. I love the fancy Christmas tree die cut. It really makes an elegant card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. All of your cards are great...but I especially loved the one with the tree cut out....super pretty..thank you so much...hugs

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  67. Great cards! The color layering holly is my favorite.

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  68. Oh, my goodness!!! I love all of these. Love the watercolor "tree" card, the 'neighborhood' die is totally amazing, and the simplicity of the last card is such a visual relief in the middle of a creative hop like this. I have to remember to try that simple embossed frame idea. It's a technique I have known about for a long time, but never seem to remember when I start a card. It really packs a punch. Thank you.

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  69. Wonderful Christmas cards Laurie!! I love the Holly leaves.

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  70. Loving the Neighborhood die. Would be cute with a Santa & Reindeer in the sky above.

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  71. I love the gold behind the village...makes it look like the lights are on. So clever. TFS!

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  72. Beautiful cards. I love the tree card.

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  73. These cards are beautiful! I love the neighborhood card which is perfect for mass production as I have to make 50 cards to send out over Christmas! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiring us to create!

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  74. Love the simplicity of your cards--nothing to detract from the focal point. Not all cards need all the bells and whistles--just the simple message of Christmas. Very nice--have a great day!

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  75. Two of your cards use products I'd like to have. The Neighbourhood die card is classic in the white foreground & the gold glitter in the windows. Lovely. The Fancy Tree Die card is great also. I really like your CAS style.

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  76. That neighborhood die is super cool. Love the gold glitter in the windows. Really brightens the card.

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  77. Lovely cards, that ink looks amazing!

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  78. That very merry tree fancy die is so fantastic, just like your cards!

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  79. Your cards are all terrific but I like the last one the best.

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  80. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  81. Like the scripty sentiment Christmas tree and the pop up houses die.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  82. Beautiful cards!! I really love the neighborhood.

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  83. Love the holly card - so classic!

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  84. Oh my, I`m loving all three of your beautiful cards featuring the new designs from the Hero Arts holiday catalogue. Beautifully done. I like your abstract Christmas treet with all the bright colours, and the subtle town with the gold backing. I also love and I think this is my favourite the holly card. Beautiful!

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  85. I love your white neighborhood. I MUST have this die.

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  86. Laurie, the cards are great, however, I love the simplicity of the Layering Neighborhood over the gold cardstock with the beautiful greeting. TYFS

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  87. I love the small town die. Your cards are amazing.

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  88. I loved the Paper Layering Neighborhood card. Very clllean and simple, yet elegant. Also, this would be easy to mass produce!

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  89. Fantastic cards! I love the wishing you a merry Christmas card - I love the gold sparkle in the windows!

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  90. Pretty cards you have created!

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  91. I love CAS cards, I can do these lol. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration!

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  92. Gorgeous images youve made, the cas holly is so elegant & the homes are appealing to me the more I see fab cards like yours.Thanks for sharing.

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  93. By this point in the hop, I have seen the same items used , but your creativity makes them still new and different - everyone looks at the same products with a different eye and their own colors and tools!

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  94. Love these clean and simple holiday cards!

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  95. Lovely cards--the white on white is just stunning!

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  96. The tree card is fabulous.
    The colors are so pretty.
    The collection of houses is
    a marvelous idea. Love
    all of the examples.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. Great cards and love that Paper Layering Neighborhood die!

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  98. Nicely done cards for sure! I love what you did with the golden city! How playful! Thanks for sharing!

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  99. Lovely ideas! Love the neighborhood die/care; lovely! So many wonderful new products this release.

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  100. Beautiful and elegant cards! Fabulous cards and such clean designs.

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  101. Very pretty cards! I love the watercolor look of the first card. Big fan of watercolors.

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  102. Such inspiring cards... the holly is so simple and elegant... I love it

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  103. Great cards! I think the first one was my favorite. I love the watercolor background. thanks for sharing.

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  104. Oh so beautiful! I've only been crafting a couple years and try to send cards every week to whoever I feel needs a pick-me-up. Thank you for the inspiration & chance to win!

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  105. Great cards I'm really liking the Christmas tree die

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  106. Great cards, love this inspiration.

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  107. Thanks for showing us 3 great ways to wish everyone Merry Christmas.

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  108. These are such useful dies--you've made them into great cards for the season!

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  109. Usually I don't like to think about Christmas cards until at least October, but I'm really enjoying seeing these ideas this year. Your cards are a great inspiration to get those cards made early!

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  110. The gold behind the houses for lights is beautiful. Really brings the town to life. That town die is awesome. Well done.

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  111. Wow Laurie, simple but elegant! Love these cards! They would be great to mass produce. You added The star, stickles and tree trunk to the tree card, the gold glitter paper to the neighborhood card and the scored frame to the holly berry card;just the right touches to create outstanding cards, TFS.

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  112. Awesome new HA release! Thanks for the inspiration and fun blog hop!

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  113. Love the white on gold card the most!

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  114. That white 3d town is pretty cool!!

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  115. The paper layering neighbourhood looks like a great one and done die for Xmas cards. Then it can be stepped up if desired for house warming, winter and birthday cards if desired.

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  116. All of your cards are beautiful! The Paper Layering Neighborhood die looks really cool, and I love how you scored a frame around your holly/sentiment :)

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  117. Such awesome new dies... can't wait to get my hands on them! Love the Very Merry Tree and the Paper Layering Neighborhood! Fabulous cards!

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  118. You've shared three wonderful card. The tree die is spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  119. Loving the dies...really need to add the tree and the neighbourhood die to my wish list! Beautiful cards. :)

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