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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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91 Responses

Becky
Becky

August 22, 2019

Lovely card.

Anbe
Anbe

August 22, 2019

Always wonderful color technique!

Brandy
Brandy

August 22, 2019

Thanks for sharing the catalog online. Would love something from the new catalog. : )

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

August 22, 2019

Beautiful card with the
fun die and lovely inking.
Carla from Utah

Margery C
Margery C

August 22, 2019

Gorgeous card. Love the Reactive inks intense and bright colors.

Mary Curry
Mary Curry

August 22, 2019

I love this new collection. I am relatively new to Hero Arts and I am so glad I found this company. They have amazing products. Thank you Jennifer McGuire.

Nancy Roth
Nancy Roth

August 22, 2019

Love the new cover plates. Easy yet classy.

Debbie McKelvey
Debbie McKelvey

August 22, 2019

I love this die and can’t wait to get it. I love the colors and the masking technique is a fabulous idea.

Linda Albers
Linda Albers

August 22, 2019

A beautiful simple scene. Lots of ways to switch it up.

Shanikka Renee Gilbert
Shanikka Renee Gilbert

August 22, 2019

Oh my goodness this card is gorgeous! I can’t see what else others have come up with!!

Sherry Hudson
Sherry Hudson

August 22, 2019

I am liking the Merry Christmas Cover Plate Die! I’m putting that on my wish list, soon to be mine! I can see using it for my Christmas cards!

Linda BL
Linda BL

August 22, 2019

What a pretty card! The enamel dot colors match perfectly.

ronni moore
ronni moore

August 22, 2019

How cool is that Christmas cover plate. Beautiful colors and wonderful inspiration!

Joyce
Joyce

August 22, 2019

Can’t wait to see all the wonderful projects from the new catalog.

Christina
Christina

August 22, 2019

Love the colors that you blended. You deleted a lovely way to frame the featured images.

Jessica Monte
Jessica Monte

August 22, 2019

Wow loving the cards cant wait ti see more. Congratulations…

Chloe downing
Chloe downing

August 22, 2019

I absolutely loved that card! The inking is So stunning!!!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

August 22, 2019

So much HOLIDAY AWESOMENESS! What a great hop and beautiful designs! I love the card above! Fab colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jackie Parkins
Jackie Parkins

August 22, 2019

That’s beautiful! I love your idea of making a mask with the die.

Anne Schroeder
Anne Schroeder

August 22, 2019

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Looking forward to exploring all the new things.

kathleenlosey
kathleenlosey

August 22, 2019

Thank you for sharing your catalog online! I just purchased your cowboy boot die for a meeting in Dallas, Tx. The quality and detail is great!

Patti K Legge
Patti K Legge

August 22, 2019

Beautiful! I’m new to card making and blending inks is one of my favorite! Thank you!

Jan Meredith
Jan Meredith

August 22, 2019

What a clever idea for a beautiful card!

Linda Walter
Linda Walter

August 22, 2019

What a great release! Hero Arts, you have done it again! My wish list is growing by the minute!

Maureen Maier
Maureen Maier

August 22, 2019

Would love to have some thing from the new catalogue.

Georgette A
Georgette A

August 22, 2019

Excited to shop the new products and see all the fun blog hop posts!

Claire N
Claire N

August 22, 2019

Love the bright colors. I’m going to have to check out the matching enamel dots.

Lisa Angel
Lisa Angel

August 22, 2019

I love the colors! This die is so cool!

Carole Renneker
Carole Renneker

August 22, 2019

Beautiful card! Love your choice of colors to blend. I love that cover die too and of course I also love the chance to win. Thanks!

Angie Hug
Angie Hug

August 22, 2019

I love the gradient colors! Who would think that Blue Raspberry, Blue Hawaii and Berry Smoothie would look so perfect for a Christmas card!

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser

August 22, 2019

I love the Her Arts products from this catalog and this card has great colors and design.

Mary Ann Baumgarden
Mary Ann Baumgarden

August 22, 2019

Love the blended color background.

Jenny F
Jenny F

August 22, 2019

Very inspiring. Thank you.

Dee Greenwood
Dee Greenwood

August 22, 2019

This is beautiful and inspirational!

Kathleen Williams
Kathleen Williams

August 22, 2019

I have heard of the reactive inks, but had no idea what they were. I had to go look them up. I will definitely be trying those soon!

Penny Pynnonen
Penny Pynnonen

August 22, 2019

Very nice card. I like the scene against the color.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 22, 2019

Oh there are lots of fun stuff in the Oh What Fun release! Kelly’s card is so beautiful! I am hop hopping away!

Lisa Schoof
Lisa Schoof

August 22, 2019

Love the blending of the colors in the card. Pretty combination!

Marybeth Rich
Marybeth Rich

August 22, 2019

I am always afraid to try blending but you made it look easy to try. I love the colors!

Rebecca
Rebecca

August 22, 2019

I love the colors and the seeming effortlessness of your card! Thanks for sharing!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado

August 22, 2019

Awesome giveaway.

DEBORAH SPINELLI
DEBORAH SPINELLI

August 22, 2019

Great card!

Sascha Bausch
Sascha Bausch

August 22, 2019

Would love to win <3 I have a long wishlist ;)

Jamie Kirkman
Jamie Kirkman

August 22, 2019

Even though it’s 93 degrees here this collection has me feeling frosty and wishing for Christmas. Jamie

Sandy Hill
Sandy Hill

August 22, 2019

Love those bright beautiful colors. I have to get me that die.

Laura Whicker
Laura Whicker

August 22, 2019

I’m new to card making and I love all of the inspiration.

Debbie Lahaise
Debbie Lahaise

August 22, 2019

this has been a fabulous blog hop – very inspiring – thank you

Joan
Joan

August 22, 2019

Beautiful blend of colors. Love the end result!

marianne barr
marianne barr

August 22, 2019

Love the new Oh What Fun Christmas catalog that I have in my crafty little hands. Sent my order in early this morning and can’t wait to receive my inspiring items. Hero Arts makes me happy.

Sandy M
Sandy M

August 22, 2019

I am in love with this cover plate. I can see so many different backgrounds behind it. So many got to haves in the months hop.

Marva Yem
Marva Yem

August 22, 2019

Very inspiring and creative.

susan sonnier
susan sonnier

August 22, 2019

So sweet

Debra Frabott
Debra Frabott

August 22, 2019

Beautiful.

Stef Perry
Stef Perry

August 22, 2019

I love this cover die and am looking forward to using it for some of my Christmas cards this year! And I’m excited to see what everyone is sharing on the blog hop!

Susan McRae
Susan McRae

August 22, 2019

So many great items in the catalog! Love the Nordic Bold Prints and the Color Layering Nordic Trees!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow
Denise Kitts-Wadlow

August 22, 2019

I am head over heels with this release! Love the new reactive inks, and from the looks of Kelly’s card, they blend together so beautifully! Also, MUST have that new cover die. You’ve done it again HA! ❤

Erin Castell
Erin Castell

August 22, 2019

Ahhhh I’m so excited for Christmas cards and cant wait to add these new dies to my collection!!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

August 22, 2019

I’ve been waiting for this release! So excited!

Barbara Schmitz
Barbara Schmitz

August 22, 2019

I’ve been waiting for this release! So excited!

Carol price
Carol price

August 22, 2019

Love the new releases . Can’t wait to get my hands on a few them . Great design team love all the cards

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz

August 22, 2019

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the vibrant colors and die-cut pattern.

Elena Finelli
Elena Finelli

August 22, 2019

MUST HAVE Reactive Inks!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

August 22, 2019

This is such a great way to get more from that beautiful die and I do love those colors! Love these blog hops!

Fonda Rush
Fonda Rush

August 22, 2019

Love the card! The new releases are gorgeous!

Neha Mahajan
Neha Mahajan

August 22, 2019

This looks like an amazing die. I just ordered mine along with other products from the fun new release. Can’t wit to get the products and start making fun projects. Happy Dance!

Anneleise Hampson
Anneleise Hampson

August 22, 2019

What a great card! Love those blended colors!

Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson

August 22, 2019

Really different card, I love it! Great background and the white just pops.

Elena Finelli
Elena Finelli

August 22, 2019

Beautiful!!! I’m also addicted to enamel dots – LOVE these colors. 💜💙

Janet
Janet

August 22, 2019

Oh what fun! Can’t wait to see all the new goodies and place my order!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

August 22, 2019

Such a beautiful card! What a great release…
Thanks for sharing.

Patricia O'Connor
Patricia O'Connor

August 22, 2019

Love the colors used here! A refreshing change but still has the Christmas “feels”. Love, love, love Hero Arts!!

Jan garber
Jan garber

August 22, 2019

Great collection of winter images and wonderful ideas by design team!

Cheri Johnston
Cheri Johnston

August 22, 2019

OMGosh, been waiting for this! Love the stamps & this card❤

Brenda Weidman
Brenda Weidman

August 22, 2019

I love all your background Christmas cards you did today gives me something else to make my cards pop. Thank you Jennifer for all you do to teach us all the different techniques you share with us.

CathyL
CathyL

August 22, 2019

Your card is so lovely, Kelly!

Janice Alvarez
Janice Alvarez

August 22, 2019

Christmas cards are my favoruite thing to create, I am so excited to order from the 2019 Winter catalog and start getting some crdas made to send to family!

Stephanie Atterbury
Stephanie Atterbury

August 22, 2019

Such a pretty color combo for this pretty die!

Arlene D
Arlene D

August 22, 2019

Love the blending of these colors!

Janet Durbin
Janet Durbin

August 22, 2019

Great card, love the beautiful background!

Lynn LIpchak
Lynn LIpchak

August 22, 2019

Love the gradient color for the background!

Becca Yahrling
Becca Yahrling

August 22, 2019

Beautiful card from Kathy. Lovely colors used.
Looking forward to everyone’s inspiration on the hop.

Susan P.
Susan P.

August 22, 2019

What a fun technique for a fast Christmas card. Will need to give this a try.

Carol Schreiber
Carol Schreiber

August 22, 2019

Love, love LOVE! I am learning so much and the ideas are awesome. I hope to ramp up my holiday crafting prior to my new grandson’s arrival in December. Oh boy, oh boy!

MaryG
MaryG

August 22, 2019

I love the way you blended the reactive inks. What a pretty background for the new Christmas die!

Lana Taber
Lana Taber

August 22, 2019

Winter Wonderland!! What a beautiful card!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Bernice Janssen
Bernice Janssen

August 22, 2019

Wow…what a wonderful array of beautiful Christmas cards!

Debbi Smith
Debbi Smith

August 22, 2019

Always beautiful products to create awesome cards!! Love them all!

Christine Kiehl
Christine Kiehl

August 22, 2019

Such a beautiful card! Loving all of the new and old Christmas stamps and dies!

Sheri K
Sheri K

August 22, 2019

Just beautiful! What a great new release and fun hop!

Susan Carlson
Susan Carlson

August 22, 2019

What a beautiful card! Love the colors – and the quick turn around! Christmas is the season I need special cards that are quick to make! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson

August 22, 2019

Hey, I am #1! Love the purple scene. So pretty and unexpected.