Hero Arts Holiday Catalog Release Blog Hop & Giveaway

Oh boy do we have some holiday inspiration to share with you today! Welcome to the Hero Arts Holiday Catalog Release and Blog Hop! Hold on tight, this is lots to share!

First, I have a video that I want to share with you on how to get more from your holiday stencils by simply changing a couple things.


You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

Here’s a look at the finished card.

By simply changing the orientation of the Zig Zag Tree stencil and switching up my colors, I created a whole new theme to the card!

Do you see the party banners?

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Let’s Celebrate stamp set and a few sequins topped with White Pearls.

Here’s a look at the original card I created.

This is using it in the original orientation and Christmas colors (sort of lol).

Now for some more inspiration!

This card features the Winter Scenics Stamp set. It creates such a beautiful and serene scene.

I’m also using a sentiment from the Holiday Sparkles stamp set heat embossed in silver embossing powder.

Next we have the gorgeous Snowflake Corner Fancy Die that I cut twice to fill the card front.

I am using a sentiment from the Finch Greetings set once again heat embossing in silver embossing powder.

Check out this bundle HERE on the Hero Arts website using the Snowflake Corner Fancy Die and Snowflake Messages stamp set.

So excited to see Hero Arts is now coming out with hot foil plates!

This is the Snowflake Wreath Hot Foil plate and Holiday Words Fancy Die.

I also added a smaller sentiment using the new Hero Greetings Merry Christmas.

More stencils! yay! This is the Sweater Pattern stencil using a tone on tone look.

One more to share today is the Finch Greetings stamp set with the Snowflake Stencil.

You can check out the bundle HERE.

I will more cards to share in the coming days but those are going to be in videos for you!

But wait! There’s more!

Join us for the next Hero Holiday Stamp-Along! We will all be coming to you LIVE!

EARLY BIRD PRICING! Register today – price increases to $45 on October 1!

Join us for two days of card classes hosted in a private Facebook group! During this virtual event, you will have the opportunity to create at least ten beautiful cards from start to finish, learning tips and tricks from some of your favorite cardmakers. The event will take place in a private Facebook group – you must use Facebook to participate. You can watch everything live as it happens and “stamp-along,” or you can choose to view when it is convenient for you.

Visit the Hero Arts blog for more details.


We will give away *THREE* $50 gift cards, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Wednesday, August 31st at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


The festivities start over on the Hero Arts blog.

If you arrived here from Michelle’s blog you are in the right spot.

Your next stop is Pocono Pam!



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  1. Beautiful cards

  2. Your cards are beautiful! I love the snowflake wreath!

  3. Your skies are so pretty. Each and every one is so pretty. Your stenciling is great, too.

  4. Loving the new holiday sets!

  5. How clever to turn that stencil upside down for a totally different type of card! All of your cards are fabulous!

  6. I love everything about this card set. Thank you for sharing another way to use the tree stencil. Your cards are beautiful and I agree the skies you do are amazing. Thank you

  7. Love your cards!

  8. I love the cards you’ve made with this fun new release!

  9. Love the fresh Christmas inspiration!

  10. I LOVE your ink blending! Great rainbow backgrounds!

  11. Your cards are beautiful

  12. Mindy, your cards are fabulous! Thank you.

  13. LOVE that ZigZag Trees Stencil, and you made such creative use of it! Thanks for pointing out how versatile that design is!

    Love your other cards, too — the red finch with the snow scene is stunning!

  14. Dear M –
    Great idea for stretching the stencil. I hope you are going to have a vid or two for us on how you made these other beauties. All of what you have posted is fabulous – I think I like the wreath (foiled) the best, but it’s hard to decide.
    Lori S in PA

  15. Beautiful work. I bought the Snowflake Corner because of your card. Hope you get a commission!

  16. Beautiful job on your cards. I looooooove colors on the bird card. So pretty…:) tyfs

  17. You made some beautiful cards. I love the Finch Greetings and the holiday words dies.

  18. I love that stencil. So versatile! & I love ink blending

  19. Scrolling down thru your blog post I tried to pick a favorite and I just can’t! They’re all so beautiful!

  20. Mindy, I’ve always enjoyed your card techniques and the way you show us how to “think outside the box!” The Christmas Tree stencil was a great idea. I especially liked the softness of the red background of the bird on the tree branch.

  21. Love your backgrounds, and that creative use of the Christmas stencil for a birthday card is wonderful!

  22. Beautiful cards!

  23. Absolutely incredible collection of cards!

  24. What a beautiful assortment of cards, each one is so pretty it would be impossible to choose a favorite.

  25. Wonderful cards, Mindy!

  26. Your cards are all amazing! That snowflake corner die really caught my eye! And all those fun stencils to play with!

  27. Your cards are so pretty and spark so many ideas. I love that little finch card. It’s adorable!

  28. Beautiful assortment of cards

  29. Clever trick with the stencil!

  30. Love all your cards (I can totally see party banners!) but the sweet finch card is the best!

  31. Beautiful cards and great video. Looking forward to November. I love all this new crafty goodness from Hero Arts! Thanks for sharing❤️

  32. Your cards are so inspiring… my favorites are always anything with snowflakes and/or cardinals! So this release is excellent to me!

  33. Beautiful cards!

  34. So many beautiful items to choose from. I’d have to start creating cards today to use everything I would like to buy for Christmas. Lovely cards and unique ideas. Love the birthday card with the tree stencil!

  35. Wow, too many gorgeous cards to pick a favorite. Love it when we can stretch our supplies and use them other than was intended. (great tip, thank you!) Loving all the new hot foil plates, especially the snowflake wreath. Great release!

  36. All of your cards are beautiful. I especially loved the Snowflake Wreath Hot Foil card…stunningly simple!

  37. Fantastic cards. Love the Warm
    Wishes with the bird. The winter
    scene has so much depth.
    thanks for sharing.

  38. Loving your color combos! Really beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  39. Very pretty cards. I love the sentiment set, it’s a staple for any stash.

  40. Love the cards!

  41. Gorgeous cards! Love the bird and all the amazing designs.
    Thanks for sharing.

  42. Gorgeous cards! I love the Zig Zag Tree stencil design and the color combos you used! The foiled snowflake is so elegant! Awesome new items in this release!

  43. Your cards are amazing! I can’t pick a favorite.
    Always love your videos, thanks for the inspirqation.

  44. Love your cards. The snowflake wreath is gorgeous.

  45. Oh, wow, you were busy!! And these are all gorgeous!!! Love the teal holiday card; stunning!

  46. Beautiful cards! They put you in a joyful holiday mood!

  47. Lovely cards! Fantastic release. I love your little bird.

  48. Beautiful cards! Yes, that one is so clever and creative….an only you uniquness–love it…and the bright colors! Merry Merry!

  49. Fantastic cards Mindy. Love the stencils! Cool birthday card with the stencil! Love the sweet little bird too! Thank you for the inspirations!

  50. Beautiful cards! I love the coloring and that little bird!

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