Hero Arts Winter 2020 Catalog Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining in the Hero Arts Winter 2020 Catalog Release Blog hop! And before I get to my inspiration I have some more FUN news!!

Woot! Woot! I’m honored to announce that I’m now a part of the Hero Arts Creative Team and can’t wait to start sharing inspiration with you.

Now onto the fun!

I have a sweet Christmas card to share with you featuring one of my new favorite stamps, Color Layering Poinsettia Christmas Tree. I made a ton of these trees! For ink colors I used Key Lime Fizz & Green Apple Reactive Ink, Pale Tomato, Crimson and Dandelion inks.

I paired my tree with this adorable puppy from the Fawn and Friends stamp set and copic colored it as close to my dog as I could.

To resemble a glow behind my images, I ink blended Lemon Drop Reactive Ink. I lined up (not attaching) where I wanted my images to be so I could figure out placement of my sentiment.

Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment from Comfort & Joy Messages stamp set in Intensified Ink. Then I flicked on some Gold Glimmer Metallic Ink.

Next, I’m featuring once again, the Color Layering Poinsettia Christmas Tree but this time paired with the Snowflake Medallion. What I love about this medallion is you can die cut it right into a card front like a window or like I did, die cut it with the circle for a separate element on your card.

I wanted my snowflake medallion to sparkle so after diecutting it from white cardstock, I coated it in Embossing ink and sprinkled on Sparkle Embossing Powder. After letting it cool, I repeated this process. It leaves such a beautiful subtle sparkle and looks amazing in person.

My card front is created from Arctic card stock in which I stamped a sentiment towards the bottom in Intensified Ink using the stamp set Color Layering Poinsettia Christmas Tree.

Then I added the Snowflake Medallion to the front with liquid glue and attached my Christmas to the center using foam squares.

I may not be ready to think about Christmas but gosh I love these stamps and dies!


We will give away three $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by leaving a comment between now and Sunday, September 6th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


If you arrived here from the amazing Michelle Short’s blog you are in the right spot. If you get lost along the way you can always start at the beginning on the Hero Arts blog.

You’re next stop in the hop is my super talented friend Seeka!

Hero Arts
Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Maria Willis
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Amy Kolling
Cathy Zielske
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Julee Tilman
Lisa Stein
Lori Craig
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani
Teri Anderson
Wanda Guess


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  1. Great cards. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great cards and awesome designs!

  3. Pretty designs, looking forward tos shopping this new catalog.

    1. The puppy is a must! Love the peek-a-boo gift!

  4. Great cards! Thanks for the great designs!

  5. Such a great cards.

  6. Super sweet cards, Mindy…I’m in love with that puppy!!

  7. So cute! Can’t wait for Christmas!

  8. Love how you designed the card and that puppy is adorable

  9. such amazing cards! love the puppy x

  10. Love them both, but the puppy is my fav. Super cute!!

  11. Puppy has a sweet face.
    Love that tree.
    Great card.
    thanks for sharing

  12. The layering poinsettia tree looks great in those vivid colors.

  13. Hi Mindy, That Xmas tree and puppy is just adorable! Thanks for the inspiraton with some of the new materials. Congrats on becoming part of the design team; you are so talented!

  14. I think I’m really gonna need that snowflake medallion… so pretty!

  15. It hadn’t occurred to me to put a puppy on a Christmas card, but I know a lot of dog lovers who I could send something like this to.

  16. Wonderful card ideas. You see puppies under so many printed Christmas cards. It’s very nostalgic and cute! Love the snowflake medallion too!

  17. Love the little Christmas tree!

  18. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Sweet and festive cards Mindy! Fantastic!

  20. Great cards! I love that you were able to use so many colours in your Christmas trees.

  21. Such a sweet doggie! Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. I love your card design, but the sweet puppy is what I really love. Thanks for sharing

  23. Great cards – thank you for the awesome ideas 🙂

  24. Sweet cards!!! Love that adorable little puppy and the tree. Also, great way to place the snowflake medallion behind the tree on your second card. Great designs, both of them.

  25. That puppy card is adorable! 🙂

  26. Beautiful inspiration! Love the puppy!

  27. Beautiful, sweet cards. I love the Snowflake Medallion die.

  28. Lovely cards and congratulations on joining the Hero Arts Creative Team!

  29. Super cute projects. Love the pup the most.

  30. So pretty! I love the contrast between the colorful tree and gray-toned puppy.

  31. Nice cards. Great colours.

  32. Aw, a puppy for Christmas, so cute. I like your Lemon Drop glow there a lot.

  33. I love your cards Mindy, and the card with the cute puppy really inspires me make a card for my friend who lost her dog last year. She will be missing her so much this Christmas and your card is perfect for what I want to create. I just didn’t know how to get started, but now I do. Thank you 💗

  34. Nice cards. The little puppy looks so cute next to the Christmas tree die.

  35. Your cards are beautiful Mindy! The puppy is just too cute! Congrats on becoming part of the HA team! ♥️

  36. the puppy is so darn cute

  37. What a stunning card! I love the combination of dies and sweet images!! That pup is super sweet! Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Take care! 🙂

  38. A cute puppy is always appropriate for Christmas. And I love the clean look of the tree on the snowflake medallion on your second card. Loving everything from this release!

  39. Adorable cards! The one with the dog is so cute!

  40. Great cards. Thanks for sharing

  41. I love how you showcase that little poinsettia tree.

  42. Such wonderful cards! Love the cute puppy…
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  43. Nice look at a color and layout idea. Good share.

  44. So clean and simple ~ I love the pop of color the poinsettia makes on top of that beautiful new snowflake circle die.

  45. Very nice cards! That puppy by the tree is just so darn sweet!

  46. Mindy, I love the bright and joyful tree colors– they pop whether warmed with a sweet dog and yellow background, or on stark white– just lovely!

  47. Darling cards! Such a wonderful release!

  48. Your glow in the first card is so effective, just beautiful. As is your sparkly snowflake medallion!

  49. Beautiful cards! Love the trees and that darling pup!

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