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2019 Oh What Fun Catalog Release + Blog Hop

by Hero Arts August 22, 2019 291 Comments

Last month we introduced our 2019 Oh What Fun Winter Catalog, full of brand new stamps, dies, stencils, embellishments and more. Oh what fun it is, indeed!

Today is the day we've been waiting for - all of the wonderful products from this new release are available in the Hero Arts store right here on our website! Browse more than 70 new items and get ready to create for the upcoming season!

And of course, what's a release without a ton of inspiration? We've gathered together our talented Creative Team and some of our fabulous blogging friends for a blog hop to introduce all of the must-have products!

First, let's see what our friend Kelly Rasmussen has shared today...

My favorite new product from the catalog is the Merry Christmas Cover Plate die. This die-cuts a beautiful intricate winter scene that is sized perfectly for an A2-sized card. For my card today, I'm combining masking and Reactive Inks to create a simple Christmas card that I made in under 20 minutes (which may be a record for me)!

First, I die-cut the Merry Christmas Cover Plate die from masking paper and placed it on a panel of Dove White cardstock. Next, I used Blue Raspberry, Blue Hawaii and Berry Smoothie Reactive Inks along with a blender brush to create the gradient of color over the background. Make sure to overlap each color by about an inch to ensure a seamless blend! 

Then I removed the masking paper to reveal the perfectly crisp lines. Anyone else get giddy when removing masking paper? It's truly a thing of beauty. :)

I trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller than a standard A2 card and then mounted it on a Dove White Top Folding Card with foam adhesive. The card would be perfect as is, but I just had to use some of our new Enamel Dots. I chose colors from the Aquas, Blues and Purples packs that coordinated perfectly with my ink colors. I just love these little accents so much! They come in the perfect sizes and colors!

Thanks, Kelly! And now it's time to hop! Today we're joined by both our wonderful Creative Team, and some great industry friends. Be sure to visit every blog and leave a little love - we will give away $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to TWO lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Hero Arts (you are here!)
Caly Person
Debby Hughes
Debi Adams
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse
Janette Kausen
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer McGuire
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Julee Tilman
Laura Bassen
Libby Hickson
Lydia Fiedler
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Yana Smakula

We're so excited about this release - we hope you love it!





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August 24, 2019

Yes! so much fun! loving all the new products and ideas!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 24, 2019

Amazing inspirations at every stop!! Loved hopping along, this release is superb! :)

Strawser Susan
Strawser Susan

August 24, 2019

Can’t wait to see all the great projects and get some good ideas!

Pam Weiss
Pam Weiss

August 23, 2019

Oh my what a great Idea! A new way to use die cuts. Thanks!

BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY
BILLIE SUE WOOLLEY

August 23, 2019

Lovely cover plate. Really liked the ink background

Mary A Douglas
Mary A Douglas

August 23, 2019

Hero Arts and their designers come up with wonderful ideas!

Elise E Converse
Elise E Converse

August 23, 2019

I would have never thought of cutting out just masking tape to use while blending ink over the white card stock. I was eyeing that die but was inwardly groaning about attaching such a delicate die cut. Kudos to you for such a great idea. Love the card,

Kerry S
Kerry S

August 23, 2019

Loving the beautifully blended colors!

Joni A
Joni A

August 23, 2019

Such a beautiful card! Love the technique!!!

Jeanette Nagel
Jeanette Nagel

August 23, 2019

Loving it a lot!

Laraine R
Laraine R

August 23, 2019

Amazing release! Off to hop!

Laurie Black
Laurie Black

August 23, 2019

Pretty card! Beautiful colors blended perfectly, and I love the matching enamel dot accents

Tess
Tess

August 23, 2019

There are SO many crazy perfect products with this years Christmas release! 2 thumbs up to all your staff!!

LBSue
LBSue

August 23, 2019

The color blending is beautiful! Love this card!

Barbara F
Barbara F

August 23, 2019

I love Hero Arts…..great release as always! thanks for sharing.

Karen Noblitt
Karen Noblitt

August 23, 2019

Such a creative use of the reactive inks and masking. I love it!

Kelly Ornelas
Kelly Ornelas

August 23, 2019

I spent a small fortune on this release LOL…

PHYLLIS FREESE
PHYLLIS FREESE

August 23, 2019

I love this card made with non-traditional Christmas colors.

Mary Jo
Mary Jo

August 23, 2019

I’m just getting back into this and I’m amazed at all the new cool tools and inks. WOW!

Barb Limone
Barb Limone

August 23, 2019

So excited for the blog hop and all the creativity with the release!

Janice
Janice

August 23, 2019

So many great products in the new catalogue. I do love the Merry Christmas cover plate. The designers have outdone themselves with their creativity in this blog hop.

Patty Eifert
Patty Eifert

August 23, 2019

Awesome card!! I do in fact also love the reveal after masking!

Beulah Bee
Beulah Bee

August 23, 2019

When I was a child, I used to thumb through the pages of a store catalogue dreaming of potential christmas presents I might receive. Browsing the Hero Arts catalogue reminds me of that—so fun and so many things to wish for!

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin

August 23, 2019

I love hero arts. Always so many wonderful products and ideas.

Sue SmallKreider
Sue SmallKreider

August 23, 2019

Lovely colors. I like how the die allows for different backgrounds.

Mary Lou Marshall
Mary Lou Marshall

August 23, 2019

Such a beautiful card, Kelly. Wintery and magical!

Sonja Bowling
Sonja Bowling

August 23, 2019

I think this would be a great die to get for a fast card to make. Thanks for sharing I needed the inspiration.

Arlene S
Arlene S

August 23, 2019

Love the colors the masking and foam tape uses…and of course the die cut!

Marti Crockett
Marti Crockett

August 23, 2019

Beautiful card! Want to learn this masking technique. Love the colors!

Beth Merrill
Beth Merrill

August 23, 2019

This is a beautiful card, despite its simplicity. I, too, struggle to make quick cards, so I appreciate this design inspiration! This release is simply fantastic, Hero Arts!

Dawn Jones
Dawn Jones

August 23, 2019

I love the big reveal when doing this technique. Beautiful color choices.

ROSALIE JOHNSON
ROSALIE JOHNSON

August 23, 2019

Another great new release! Such creative new ideas! This card is so pretty! Love all you products!

Carol Sikora
Carol Sikora

August 23, 2019

OMG! This was my first Blog Hop – what a fabulous idea. I feel so inspired and can’t wait to get some of the new products in my hands. Thanks for this :)

Joanne M Hoffmann
Joanne M Hoffmann

August 23, 2019

Amazing and creative inspiration! Beautiful cards!

Carol Sikora
Carol Sikora

August 23, 2019

Exciting! I can’t wait to hget my hands on some of that ;)

Tracy Shultz
Tracy Shultz

August 23, 2019

Love this card – the colors are vibrant! Very excited about the Christmas release!

Sharon Brown
Sharon Brown

August 23, 2019

Love this die! But I really like the method of masking the die cut….what possibilities you have provided me! I am a newbie at card making and I love new ideas and methods!

Jenny N
Jenny N

August 23, 2019

Fab new release products.

L Kelsay
L Kelsay

August 23, 2019

Lovely holiday card

Jenny N
Jenny N

August 23, 2019

Love the card you created with this cover die.

Susan G.
Susan G.

August 23, 2019

Great new products! Can hardly wait to try some of them on this year’s cards.

Helen F
Helen F

August 23, 2019

Another amazing new release! I just love all the creative new ideas! This card is so pretty and to be so quick is great! Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!

Kathy Ferguson
Kathy Ferguson

August 23, 2019

Love your new release. Getting ready for Christmas will be easier with some of your products. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Weber
Beth Weber

August 23, 2019

So excited to use the new village background stamp! I love to make countdown calendar cards, this one will be so fun!

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

August 23, 2019

So gorgeous and yet so simple! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Mendy Crumpton
Mendy Crumpton

August 23, 2019

Great card. I’m so ready for Christmas and cooler weather.

Cheryl Coutu
Cheryl Coutu

August 23, 2019

What a beautiful release and great inspiration!

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown

August 23, 2019

Very pretty! Love the colors. Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

Susan Y
Susan Y

August 23, 2019

Love the colors! I need to get me some reactive inks!

Sue Castro
Sue Castro

August 23, 2019

I will be putting many of these ideas in my idea book to use next year as I have started my cards for this year already

Kenzie Higdon
Kenzie Higdon

August 22, 2019

It feels too early for Christmas but all of this cool new stamping stuff makes me want to get my trees out and up, make a big cup of mint hot chocolate and get started on my Christmas cards.

Claudia Anderson
Claudia Anderson

August 22, 2019

What a beautiful Christmas release and great inspiration!

Patt H.
Patt H.

August 22, 2019

I am in love with this gorgeous cover plate! Your card is amazing & the coloring shows off the cover plate beautifully. Love it!

PatriciaD
PatriciaD

August 22, 2019

Hero Arts products are so amazing. Love it all.

Annette Reed
Annette Reed

August 22, 2019

Very pretty and non traditional colors. I like the enamel dots.

Jean
Jean

August 22, 2019

Jelly, your reactive ink card is beautiful!

Mary Chaput
Mary Chaput

August 22, 2019

Love seeing new ideas!

Cathy
Cathy

August 22, 2019

All of these products are amazing!,

Cathy M
Cathy M

August 22, 2019

That cover plate says it all—Merry Christmas! Such a usable, creative, gorgeous collection that will enable anyone to express in a myriad of styles the happiness of Christmas and the Winter season.

Trish Y.
Trish Y.

August 22, 2019

Awesome!

Colleen F
Colleen F

August 22, 2019

Awesome die, so unique and the colors used are fabulous!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas

August 22, 2019

I love the colors for the background! :) So pretty.

Lindarub
Lindarub

August 22, 2019

Great release!

Helga P
Helga P

August 22, 2019

I love the card. Very European looking.

Lagene
Lagene

August 22, 2019

What great products! Awesome inspiration along the hop!

Marcie MacTarnaghan
Marcie MacTarnaghan

August 22, 2019

I love how crisp the masking paper made the image look once it was removed! Amazing!

Denise byrnes
Denise byrnes

August 22, 2019

So fun to play the blog hop

Margaret
Margaret

August 22, 2019

I’m a big fan of Hero Arts stamps and dies, along with accessories . Blog hops are great inspiration

Diane Simpkins
Diane Simpkins

August 22, 2019

Exciting. I love Hero Arts stamps.

Nancy Ketcham
Nancy Ketcham

August 22, 2019

Such a fun release!

CLAUDIA A MCNAIR
CLAUDIA A MCNAIR

August 22, 2019

Live the color combination!

Susan Babcock
Susan Babcock

August 22, 2019

Beautiful die! Love the colors used here!

Kathy R
Kathy R

August 22, 2019

The blended background really sets off the lovely die cut design. Love Hero Arts

Tami B
Tami B

August 22, 2019

What gorgeous ink blending on this card, and I love the poinsettia dies they are so pretty.

Tami Ruth
Tami Ruth

August 22, 2019

Really like the colors of ink blended. Cute card

Debbie Selby
Debbie Selby

August 22, 2019

Cute card and I am looking forward to the rest of the stop. hero Arts always delivers.

Ellie
Ellie

August 22, 2019

I love using blue and purple for a chilly winter scene. This is PERFECT!!!! 💜🌵

Cindi Patton
Cindi Patton

August 22, 2019

I absolutely LOVE the color combo you’ve chosen! Gorgeous!

Susan
Susan

August 22, 2019

These are amazing products for great holiday card making. Can’t wait to get started!!

Katherine
Katherine

August 22, 2019

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the stamp.

Marjorie Peila
Marjorie Peila

August 22, 2019

Love the cover die

Debbie Alderson
Debbie Alderson

August 22, 2019

I love your card! I’m dying to try those reactive inks! I’m SO excited for Hero Arts new release!

Zinia Agosto
Zinia Agosto

August 22, 2019

I’m always enjoying your stamps and dies and these ones are no exceptions, beautiful cards and ideas. Thanks!!

Sharon Huffman
Sharon Huffman

August 22, 2019

I love this new die and your idea to use it as a mask. It turned out great!

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 22, 2019

Oh What Fun! Love the wintery stamps and dies. So many sparks in the brain.

Yolande
Yolande

August 22, 2019

Lovely card!

Gail Common
Gail Common

August 22, 2019

Looks like a great Christmas stamp set and I can think of a lot of fun designs to make with it. Love it :0)

Jana Yeager
Jana Yeager

August 22, 2019

Love these colors used!

SmilynStef
SmilynStef

August 22, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … new hero arts … yay!

Sarah S.
Sarah S.

August 22, 2019

Aww it is 106 in AZ today. Seeing the Christmas cards makes me long for cooler weather. The Merry Christmas Cover Plate die is so pretty!!!

Janet Anctil
Janet Anctil

August 22, 2019

I am new to Hero Arts and I am enjoying my experience so far. Love the cards and tutorials.

Kirsty
Kirsty

August 22, 2019

Your card is fabulous! I love the background colors too.

Jody
Jody

August 22, 2019

Love the colors and really love the die. It’s perfect for making the same card several times very quickly

Linda Benitz
Linda Benitz

August 22, 2019

Hero arts are just the best in quality and design.This is a lovely example.

Barb Kohout
Barb Kohout

August 22, 2019

Love this card – the blending is awesome.

Anne Sturgeon
Anne Sturgeon

August 22, 2019

It’s hard to believe we’re talking Christmas…. how come it comes quicker every year! Catalog looks amazing, this cover plate is pretty cool. Especially if you have many cards to go..

Karen
Karen

August 22, 2019

Nice use of color

Sharon Youngblood
Sharon Youngblood

August 22, 2019

What a beautiful wintery village.

Monica
Monica

August 22, 2019

Christmas is right around the corner… UGH! Stamping sure makes it more tolerable this early in the year! Thanks to HERO, we can get in the spirit easily!

Cheri H
Cheri H

August 22, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing your ideas and techniques.