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Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop

It's time to celebrate the Hero Arts 2019 Catalog release! There are SO many wonderful new products, and I'm so excited to be joining in the blog hop to showcase the new goodies! Be sure to leave some comment love along this hop because Hero Arts is giving away four (4!) $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left on all of the blogs along the hop. How awesome is that? Comments close on Sunday February 17 at 11:59pm PST and winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.
If you've been hopping along, then you just came from the amazing Jennifer Mcguire's blog. If not, the entire hop list can be found later in this post. You definitely don't want to miss a thing! As usual, I couldn't stop creating, so this post is going to be a long one. Grab a cup of something awesome and let's talk stamping. πŸ˜€

My first card combines the fabulous Mail Jumble Background Cling with the new Hero Greetings Sending Smiles sentiment set. This sweet little scene of envelopes and mailing supplies makes my heart happy and I couldn't wait to use it with the previously released Peek-A-Boo Doors Fancy Die. I stamped the background in intense black, then watercolored with Leaf, Indigo and Deep Ocean liquid watercolors. When this was dry, I cut it with the Peek-A Boo Doors die and adhered to a card base.


Next I stamped the background again and fussy cut and colored just a few of the pieces to add to the hello there sentiment strip. I love the way the popped open doors add dimension without adding any bulk to your card. Although you can only see a bit of ink peeking out, I stamped little hearts inside each of the open doors. The hearts are from the Hello Stamp & Cut set. I love the little surprise element when the recipient opens the doors.


Next I moved on to the new Sky's the Limit Balloons stamp set. I love these vintage looking balloons and uplifting sentiments. Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and I needed a masculine birthday card. These balloons were just perfect paired with a couple birthday sentiments from existing sets.


I stamped and colored two of the balloon shapes and two baskets, then cut with the coordinating frame cuts. While I was at it, I stamped and die cut a few clouds and a bird from the set as well.  I added a few grey lowlights to the clouds, then used the Snow & Froth Technique kit to add a little puffiness to the clouds. I thought the Arch Pattern background from the February release looked like a windy sky, so stamped it in Cornflower ink on the new Periwinkle Hero Hues cardstock. This cardstock is thick and scrumptious and stamps beautifully!


Next I stamped the make a wish sentiment from the Wish I May stamp & cut and cut it out with the balloon die.  I layered it all together, adding the bird with foam adhesive and a few little bits of bling.  I then embossed the Happy Birthday sentiment from Many Everyday Messages in white on Pitch Black Hero Hues Cardstock and popped it up across the bottom of the card.


Next up, I pulled out the beautiful New Day Butterflies set.  I stamped the butterflies in intense black and then colored with Copic markers and cut with the coordinating frame cuts. I had been making some backgrounds with purple and indigo watercolor inks, and this particular one looked like a cloudy sky to me, so I thought it would be perfect to pair these lovely little butterflies with some sentiments from the Sky's the Limit Balloons set.


I stamped the sky's the limit directly onto the background in intense black and then embossed the rise to new heights sentiment in white on black cardstock and popped up on foam tape. I adhered the butterflies down at the centers so the wings could pop up just a bit.


While I had those indigo and purple liquid watercolor inks out, I watercolored a couple more of the butterflies adding a few accents with a white gel pen and the crystal clear lacquer pen. I stamped the sentiment from New Day Butterflies  on a portion of one of my backgrounds and picked a similar smooshed background for the card panel. Then I layered it all together, adding in some upholstery thread and some holeless sequins for embellishment.


The next card uses the Beautiful Day Agapanthus. I just love these flowers! I stamped the cluster of flowers two times across a white card panel, adding in one of the single flowers to round things out.  I then also stamped the leaves, stems and single flowers in a little arrangement on a square panel of cardstock. I colored everything with Copics, accenting with a white gel pen.  I then matted the square in black cardstock and stamped the beautiful day sentiment directly on the panel.


A few butterflies from the New Day Butterflies set somehow fluttered their way onto this card, and I finished off the card with another sentiment from the Hero Greetings Sending Smiles sentiment set and a touch of bling.



You made it to the end of my post! Thumbs up for being awesome! πŸ‘ I actually have a couple more cards to share with the sets I showcased today, but I'll post them later and let you get on your merry way. Don't forget to leave some comment love along the hop for a chance to win one of the $50  shopping sprees!



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143 comments

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love the colors you used on your cards. :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are all wonderful cards. I like how you did them in the same color family.

Darlene said...

WOW! These are all just AMAZING! Such wonderful inspiration ... thanks!

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many super beautiful cards!! Each one is awesome!! And I love the arch pattern background a lot :)

Cheryl Robertson said...

Your cards are all amazing! I just love Hero Arts products! I want them all!

Anita Knepprath said...

Awesome job!

Arlene said...

WOW, I love all the cards, bold and beautiful colors. I never considered the envelopes before, but I LOVE what you did with them.

Ellibelle said...

Such stunning creations! Love the stamps and your creative designs!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG your creations are fabulous - LOVE the greens, blues and purples - awesome color combos:)

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous color scheme! I love all that you created for today's post!

Virginia Ellison said...

I love all your cards.... I love the way you used the purples and blues and the butterflies..... simply gorgeous.....

Sue R said...

Great cards! I love the backgrounds you put on your butterfly cards.

SJS said...

The balloons are my fave!

DJ said...

Wow! What a lovely color palette you've chosen. I especially love the hot air balloons. TFS!

Denise Terry said...

Such beautiful cards...that last one (with the flower name I can't spell or pronounce!) is just perfect with the purple and the butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Lovely display of cards!

Hetty said...

Wopw, Julee, what a set of beautiful cards! When you stopped with your shop, I was afraid I would miss your artwork, but you are even more busy creating wonderful artwork!
I enjoy seeing it. All your cards are a feast for our eyes!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Julie I fell in love with all your cards. They are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your love with me. May u and your family be blessed with gd health and happiness. Love and hugs from Sri Lanka.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Wow, I thought I knew which one I liked best, but they are all just so great! Amazing work!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the different techniques and designs.

Janet D. said...

Wow, wonderful collection of cards!

Shari Czerwinski said...

You really went all out! Such beautiful cards. I really love your style! The coloring is gorgeous :)

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Julee! What gorgeous cards! I love the butterflies and the hot-air balloons. Beautiful colors too! So many choices! I agree that I LOVE your style, sweet friend! Warm, sunny hugs! xoxo

sharon g said...

I LOVE THE DIFFERENT SORTS OF ENVELOPES! I have never seen a stamp like this before. LOVE it.

creating4 joy said...

Oh my goodness, the butterfly card is amazing.

Lyn said...

You so did spoil us with so many beautiful cards <3

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful set of cards..love the color you chose for all your cards...so interesting!!

Unknown said...

Wow! You have really outdone yourself. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Thank you for the opportunity!
Karen Berry

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing collection of cards! Such beautiful colors and designs. Fabulously creative inspiration.

Jean said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the depth of colors on each one!

Denise Mills said...

OMG Your cards are stunning,i cant choose which is my favorite. Love them all

Connie said...

All of these are beautiful. I love the flowers and butterflies.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE YOUR blue and green color combo! What beautiful cards!

Judy DiScipio said...

Great cards. Especialy like the hot air baloon one.

S cone said...

Beautiful cards

Karen H said...

Amazing cards!

D.Ann C said...

There is no way I can tell you how much I love them all... it'd take too much time and space! Let me just pick one... How cool is the Arch background for the Sky's the Limit balloons?!! Genius!

Karenladd said...

I just love all of your beautiful cards but the mail jumble stamp is so much fun! Blue and green are my favorite colors so your whole batch calls to me!

Karen said...

The hot air balloon card is so much fun.

Cheriese said...

Sweet cards! Loving all the blues and greens!

Stef Perry said...

Oh my gosh, Julee, so many great samples! I love all the stamp sets you used and the beautiful cards you created with them. I think the addition of the little hearts behind all the die cut envelopes in your first card is especially sweet!

Carol said...

Such amazing designs! Love Hero Arts, thanks for the inspiration.

Carol B

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I am a big fan of your color combinations. And so many different ideas! Thanks so much

sillygirl said...

Love all your cards! Just beautiful!

Marty B said...

So much awesomeness & love the blue theme throughout

Linda Towill said...

Your cards are delightful> Great use of color.

Jill W. said...

I keep scrolling through your cards. There are so many amazing details featuring the new products. Love your card So!

Talitha said...

I really like how diverse your card designs are. Thanks.

judy said...

Beautifully colored cards--I especially love the first one with the Mail Jumble background!

J Sirak said...

Wow I really really like your cards. The one with all the envelopes is awesome and the other ones are too you’re just fabulous I don’t think I’ve seen your work before but I’ll remember this. . . And you!
J Sirak
LDYJS@outlook.com

vickie said...

Such beautiful color combos on these cards!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Julee, love everything in this new release. Thanks for the inspiration!

Judie F said...

Your cards are beautiful...Thanks for sharing.

TAS said...

Such beautiful cards! Loving these stamps!

Lagene said...

Great new products! I love your creations, especially the New Day Butterflies!

Unknown said...

Great Cards!

SCS tigerlily55

Victoria said...

Love your cards! Beautiful work!!

Renate Harrison said...

Love all the cards, especially the butterfly cards with the liquid watercolor inks for the background. Thanks for sharing your art!

Janet said...

WOW! You've been busy! I just love all your cards you shared today. This is an amazing new release by Hero Arts. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Cherry Blossom said...

Lovely butterflies!

ladydi said...

Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies, and this release is wonderful. Love all of your cards! My favorite from this release is the New Day Butterflies.

Laurie said...

Cute cards!! I love the peek-a-boo card!! I saw that in the kit and missed it. It's so cute!!

Geri Stuart said...

Wonderful cards and amazing new release! HA has outdone themselves!

Helen said...

I just love this amazing set of cards, Julee! My favourite has to be the super pretty Beautiful Day Agapanthus with its great design and colour pallet. Thanks so much for sharing and your wonderful inspirations!

Lisa Byers said...

I love your cards!! The background stamp is one of my favorites, being a retired Postal Worker. I would probably use that one a lot. I love to decorate my envelopes too!! Your colors are fabulous, blue and purple!! I have a few favorite colors and they are two. Awesome work!!

gabriella said...

Your cards look great, looks like you had a lot of fun

Linda S. said...

The more I see these hot air balloons the more I love them and your balloon card is fabulous.

Rckymtgrl said...

Wonderful colors and great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Baldwin said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Jo Malicoat said...

Great cards - especially love your "smooshed" backgrounds - your color choices are terrific! Thank you :-)

Leanne said...

Lovely cards!

Evelyn said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the butterfly.

Lee said...

How fun is that stamp!? I love the hot air balloons!

Kaye Thrasher said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

Cynthia Cole said...

You've made so many lovely cards!

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards! They are all so pretty using the liquid watercolors from Hero Arts. Love the butterflies on the next to last one. Purple is my favorite color so I loved them all! TFS.

Patty said...

Wow!! You went all out girl!! These are all fabulous...my favorite is the balloon card you made for your dad and next favorite is the mail jumble card...what fun!!

Gail O'Keefe said...

I adore your blue palette! Such beautiful color combos

Amy Williams said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine is the one using Sky's the Limit Balloons stamp set - love it!

Sheri said...

Wonderful cards. Tons of ideas

sentsue said...

Those envelopes are so fun! Nice work.

HenriΓ«tte said...

Ohh my Julee, all your cards are stunning and such a great inspiration!
I love them all, can't point a favorite. Thanks for sharing this an have a great weekend.

Teri Smith said...

Julee, such an amazing array of cards that I don't know if I have enough words to express my appreciation of them all! You've been a busy lady, especially with twin boys. We have identical twin boys as well, but they are now 45 & fathers of 3 children each. Which makes me just a tad older... :) I love your first card as I worked for Canada Post for 22 years & people don't write enough letters or send enough cards anymore. It's such a moment of happiness when I find a personal piece of mail in my box. I'd really like to have the stamp & die that allows the env. to open. Too cute! I think the 2 backgrounds you created & used with the butterflies are gorgeous. I could go on, but I've already said enough. Thanks so much!

jeannieob said...

Real Awesome cards! thanks for the inspiration!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely collection of projects - the coloring is so skillful!

Louisa Mochizuki said...

Beautiful cards! I love the cards with blue and purple watercolors especially the one you also used some white puffy texture. Gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Thank you Julee - your creative style is amazing and I appreciate your amazing ability to create, be a busy Mom and still get some sleep occasionally. I loved your artwork!

charla Everhart said...

Your cards are stunning. Beautiful! I couldn't stop looking at them! Lots of inspiration too.

CatSlater said...

All of your cards are amazing. I love the color combinations.

Tanna Lohouse said...

Love that background stamp!! Beautiful with all those vibrant colors!!!

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards. I love the butterfly ones.

Beth Buss said...

I love what you did with the new background stamp. I see the possibilities
with it now. Thanks. Great cards!

Linda Reilly said...

I love the mail background stamp! I think I need to add that to my stash.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful projects!!

MTPatB said...

All your cards have such beautiful backgrounds--I especially like the water-colored ones with the butterflies.

Timely Tales said...

Beautiful cards

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! All your cards are totally amazing!!! Wonderful colouring!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great colors!! Beautiful cards!!!!!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Super cards!!! I especially was taken with the Butterfly cards....I just love anything with butterflies.....thank you so much for show casing some of the new products. It helps me alot to know how something can be used. Thank you.

Sandy Small said...

Nice cards! The butterfly cards are my favorites, but I also liked the present one, with the die cut openings. New products are so much fun to see!

Sandy M said...

I love your beautiful assortment of cards. The colors are so vibrant.

colleen said...

CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH BLUE

Cynthia said...

Wow, great projects and lovely color combo, Julee!

Barbara said...

Every card is a winner and I love your color choices! :)

Barbragh Ford said...

Wonderful cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Love all your cards! Thank you for highlighting the peekaboo doors die. I didn’t know it existed!

Eve N said...

So many great ideas for using the products in this new release. Love your color choices.

Cheryl P said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards! As a mail carrier, I love the letter stamp and die.

JE said...

The more I see these wonderful butterflies, the more I like them. Just haven't been a butterfly gal...until now!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the butterfly designs!

Unknown said...

I was the "unknown" person at 09:57 this am. Thanks
Beverlee Furner

Niki said...

The Purple and Blue butterfly's background is gorgeous! Also, thank you for showing the Hot Air Balloon set!

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow, you have been busy with this new release! Fabulous cards! I love the butterfly cards and those colors are gorgeous.

Melanie Sue Jerome said...

The mail jumble card is too cute. Love all the blues and purples on your sample cards. Thanks

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and layers! They're all so pretty!

Leni said...

Wonderful cards! Love the Agapantus stamp!

Kathy Budd said...

Beautiful cards! This blog hop is so killing my budget!

Lieve said...

What a great series of cards !
The first one is my favourite, I love the mail jumble stamp !
Thank you for sharing your creativity !

Caroline Livermore said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you did with the buterfly images! Thanks for sharing! Spring is around the corner.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that mail background stamp.
Fun and clever. The hot air
balloons are darling. You
caught a lot of y favorites
from this release. thanks
for sharing.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Annie Solomon said...

Wow! You went all out with these cards. Love them all.

Elizabeth B said...

Your cards are awesome! I love the envelope card the most. You are right, it makes me happy too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Jo Ann F. said...

I love all your cards, and especially the watercolored envelopes on the first one.

Andre M. said...

You've shared a beautiful range of cards with lovely palettes. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the first card- such a fun design!

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors. I love those butterflies!

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your beautiful cards! The first one is so cute! Love the colors you used throughout!

mindy1414 said...

WOW, off the charts inspiration in this post! I will definitely be referring back to this post for ways to use these sets :) I love that you showcases many of these amazing sets, thank you so much for the always amazing inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

lynn said...

Mail jumbo!!!!so cute!!!

Wendy Lambert said...

I love them all. That first card is just so cool! I love that stamp. The color on your third card is just gorgeous, I really love the background. Your fourth card is just so pretty with the blue and purple.

Keionna said...

I absolutely love your color palette! Thank you for sharing!

TheCraftyRedhead said...

Delectable cards! I love the colors you chose!

Kate said...

Oh my goodness I loved your cards!

Cathey Day said...

I LOVE this card and colors!

Kimberly McField said...

Blue is my favorite color, so I LOVE your cards! They're beautiful!!

Cheri said...

Your cards are so wonderful & beautiful! Love them all...... very happy & bright - who wouldn't LOVE to receive one of them!

Annette Reed said...

Your butterfly cards are gorgeous! I love those backgrounds. I also like that Arch stamp you used for your balloon card. Wonderful job!

Char K said...

Love these!

sherri said...

These are great! Love them all, especially the first 2. I really like the mail stamp! And the balloons are also fabulous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Sue D said...

wonderful variety of cards!

Jane Booth said...

All of the cards are wonderful...but those butterfly cards stole my heart!

Nana Griffin said...

These are all lovely! I love the blue tones.