Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hero Arts Winter Catalog Release and a Giveaway!

Hey Everybody! Happy Wednesday and welcome to the release of the Hero Arts Winter Catalog! If you haven't had a chance to browse through the catalog yet then this is the hop for you because it is jam packed with inspiration from so many talented crafters. 

For today's card I decided to use a new set  called Gift Peek-a-Boo Infinity Parts. It coordinates with the Square Peek-a-Boo Doors dies and sets you up to make an easy, interactive card (it cuts a square that swings open like a door). I stamped one of the larger gift boxes onto a piece of white cardstock in my Hero Arts Intense-ified Black ink. This is one of my go-to inks because it works well with both copic markers and watercolors. I also stamped this fun sentiment from Snarky Christmas Messages.

Cardbomb, Maria Willis, Hero Arts, 2020 Winter Catalog, Stamps, Ink, Cards, Cardmaking, Art, Holiday, Christmas, handmade, diy, paper, ink

I colored the image in with my copic markers and then die cut it to create a door around the gift box.
Cardbomb, Maria Willis, Hero Arts, 2020 Winter Catalog, Stamps, Ink, Cards, Cardmaking, Art, Holiday, Christmas, handmade, diy, paper, ink

So, today my card is a little bit of lie... but a good lie, right?  How could I not put an adorable puppy inside of the gift box after a sentiment like that?!
Cardbomb, Maria Willis, Hero Arts, 2020 Winter Catalog, Stamps, Ink, Cards, Cardmaking, Art, Holiday, Christmas, handmade, diy, paper, ink

To add the puppy I stamped the image from the new Fawn and Friends stamp set onto a separate piece of white cardstock. To line it up perfectly I placed the clean stamp on top of the gift box in my Original sized, Black Misti. When it was in the right place I picked the stamp up with my Misti door and then stamped it onto the white paper. 
Cardbomb, Maria Willis, Hero Arts, 2020 Winter Catalog, Stamps, Ink, Cards, Cardmaking, Art, Holiday, Christmas, handmade, diy, paper, ink

I colored the cute puppy with my copic markers and then adhered that piece of cardstock behind the gift box. After that, when I opened the gift box door I had a cute puppy inside! I glued this whole piece onto a piece of black cardstock so that I would have that black strip at the side. Then, that whole deal got added to a top-folding A2 sized, white card base.
Cardbomb, Maria Willis, Hero Arts, 2020 Winter Catalog, Stamps, Ink, Cards, Cardmaking, Art, Holiday, Christmas, handmade, diy, paper, ink

Ok, you all, that is it for today! I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you'll keep cruising along on this blog hop with us. Next up on the hop is the incredibly talented Michelle Short. You can head on over to her blog or you can use the list below to navigate the hop. Before you go, I want to make sure you know we're having a giveaway (details below) and all you need to do to enter is leave me a comment below. 

Have an amazing day and enjoy the hop! I'll be back tomorrow with another Hero Arts hop featuring the new Unity stamp sets. See you then!

Maria.



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Hero Arts 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.

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93 comments:

  1. Cute! It made me think of Christmases as a child, but mine would have said-sorry, not a horse! If I begged once for a horse, I begged a thousand times. :)

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  2. Oh that's just too stinking cute! I love it!

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  3. Awe, cute card and humor. I like the Peek A Boo set. So many options year round. Thanks for sharing and your cute humor.

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  4. What a cute surprise inside the gift!

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  5. What a great card. That puppy is darling.

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  6. Such a sweet surprise! And a great idea for using the peek a boo die.

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  7. Such a cute card! Love how you color using the alcohol markers. My skills using the markers really need more practice but your card is great inspiration to make me want to keep working on it!Thank you for sharing!

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  8. As much as I love traditional Christmas message, I love these snarky messages. What a fun card!

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  9. So cute. Perfect sentiment for the puppy gift!

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  10. Great card!! It makes me chuckle. Thanks.

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  11. I'm a dog lover. Have 2 rescue dogs. Wonderful that your present opens to have a nicely colored puppy dog inside.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. I’m definitely no expert but your shading looks wonderful to me.

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  13. OMG! I hadn't even noticed this set before! It's great! And you used it perfectly! I love how you used it!!

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  14. cute! I love the peek-a-boo dies!!

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  15. What a fun card. Both my kids thought it was cute

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  16. Puppy. Love Dog stamps cute present

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  17. Adorable!!! And I love the sentiment!!!

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  18. Have the Square Peek-a-Boo Doors dies and am waiting to receive the Gift Peek-a-Boo Infinity Parts. Like the idea of putting something other than a sentiment inside the boxes. Thanks.

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  19. Adorable card to showcase the Peek-a-Boo dies. Love that puppy!

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  20. Awwwwwe! Sweet...and true, sigh. The perk a boo is perfect for these cute messages! Wonderful catalogue!

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  21. great card- and a puppy inside :-)

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  22. I can't get enough of this gift peek-a-boo infinity parts and peek-a-boo doors mini infinity dies this card is adorable the extra little things you did with the shading and shadows on the bow and under the dog makes it pop more great job on everything you did on this card

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  23. Love the peek-e-boo present with a puppy inside,

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  24. Such a creative and sweet design, love it!

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  25. Marisela Delgado said: Super cute card! Love that puppy! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  26. OMG, I love the puppy!!Super cute!

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  27. Such a fun and festive release. Thanks for all the inspiration!

    Carol B

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  28. Super cute card.
    Hugs, Chantal S

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  29. Absolutely precious card!! That puppy!!!

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  30. Oh so cute and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful Copic coloring!

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  31. Lol, the sentiment made me giggle. What a fun card. Thank you

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  32. I have to get those dies now...great coloring. I am curious what you put inside the card.

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  33. Goodness that puppy steals the show, such gorgeous coloring!

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  34. Those infinity parts are so useful and the puppy is so cute! Lovely card.

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  35. Super cute! Such a fun design and wonderful surprise.

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  36. I got a kick out of the sentiment, so was surprised to see the puppy inside!

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  37. This is adorable. Love the peek a boo gift die from Hero Arts. You could do anything inside of this die.

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  38. Love the gift card! You did a great job coloring your images!

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  39. So cute! You have great colouring skills!

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  40. So so so darling! What a fun card and the cutest cuddliest puppy!!!!

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  41. Such an adorable card! That puppy in the peek-a-boo package is so sweet. Great card!

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  42. OMG how adorable!! Beautiful inspiration ... thanks!

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  43. What a beautiful, fun card. I love those Peek-a-Boo Square dies -- so many possibilities.

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  44. I love the coloring on your fun card!

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  45. This is really adorable and fun.

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  46. This is so cute. Love the sentiment

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  47. super cute! beautifully executed.

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  48. Cutest card ever -- so funny too, you don't expect a dog in the box! :D

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  49. I love your cheeky sense of humour Maria and you card... what a cute puppy. Thank you for the wonderful idea! 💗

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  50. Super sweet little card. The puppy is adorable.

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  51. Your card is just too cute! Love it! ♥️

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  52. What a darn cute card! You colored the puppy so nicely! That peekaboo window is so much fun.

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  53. What a fantastic card and sentiment!! I just love it!!! Great use of the window die! Thanks for sharing this great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  54. Oh, how cute and creative! Love it!

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  55. What a cute concept. Just loved your coloring skills.

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  56. Your card is super cute and creative- I love it!

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  57. Such an adorable card! Love the puppy...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  58. Oh! This is SO FUNNY!! What a fun way to use this beautiful new gift box <3

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  59. I love the traditional style present with the snarky message-- a great contrast, and the peekaboo die worked perfectly for this. So cute!

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  60. Very sweet card! Love the present and that adorable pup!

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  61. So cute! Love the peak a boo window dies.

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  62. Such a playful card, it made me smile!

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  63. Adorable present door with the puppy inside.

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  64. Aaaaw Maria :) You should've given us a SPOILER ALERT!!! LOL...just joshing! Adorable card! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  65. What a fun, cute card! Wonderful coloring - thanks for sharing!

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