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February, 08, 2016
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HA 2016 Catalog Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! Today we're hosting a blog hop with some of our talented friends to celebrate the launch of the new 2016 Catalog products in the Hero Arts store! You can now shop for all of the stamps, dies, stencils and inks right HERE and enjoy free shipping on US orders over $50. At the end of this post you'll find more information about the hop - and the prizes we're giving away! But first, here's Creative Team member Jayne kicking off the hop with an absolutely adorable project. Take it away, Jayne!

Little Animals by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Hello, Today a I'm sharing some matchbox-style cards that I made using some of my favorite wooden stamps from the new catalog - [hero_product_link sku="A6153"], [hero_product_link sku="A6152"] and [hero_product_link sku="A6155"]. They are small, delightful, and they remind me of animal crackers! There are also [hero_product_link sku="A6151"] and [hero_product_link sku="A6154"] stamps that are equally adorable. Best of all, there is a [hero_product_link sku="DI170" text="matching set of dies"] for these cute little critters!

Little Animals by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

Making a matchbox-style card is so easy! For my cards, I cut 4 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch (perfect for a gift card) pieces of [hero_product_link sku="PS627" text="kraft layering paper"]. I scored two lines along each of the four edges, at one-half inch and at one inch. Then, I trimmed the excess paper from each corner, leaving small tabs to join the sides, and folded and glued each of the four side panels. To complete the box, I wrapped each tray with a sleeve of kraft paper.

Little Animals by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

To create fun, paper wrapping for my box cards, I started by applying subtle watercolor washes to strips of white cardstock. Then, I repeatedly stamped rows of the Little Animal stamps across each strip. I used the new Hero Arts Bold Inks to create bold, vibrant, and happy images! Next, I used the new [hero_product_link sku="S6144"] stamp to create wonderful, tone-on-tone backgrounds for the interior back panels of each box. The pattern is exciting and a perfect foundation for a surprise message reveal! I heat embossed white sentiments from the new [hero_product_link sku="CL954"] set onto several colors of layering paper. This must-have message set includes 29 versatile, all-occasion sentiments that are perfectly sized for tags and paper strips! I stamped additional animal images, that I die cut using the [hero_product_link sku="DI170"], for the interior message and exterior tags. For extra fun, I added a few spots to some of the animals with my eraser tip and Bold Ink. I finished each matchbox-style card with a bow, a few gems, and a small clothespin.

Little Animals by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

I hope that you love these Little Animal stamps and the Many Everyday Messages set as much as I do! I plan to use them to create valentines, baby cards and birthday greetings too ... just to name a few! Thanks Jayne, we love your boxes so much! And now it's time to hop!

Be sure to visit every blog on the hop, as we are giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop.

Comment by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, February 14, and we'll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment for more chances to win! The next stop is our friend and partner Lia Griffith. And here's the complete list of stop in today's hop! Hero Arts (you are here!)

Lia Griffith Kelly Purkey Jennifer McGuire Yana Smakula Lucy Abrams Kristina Werner Kathy Racoosin Mariana Grigsby Debby Hughes Nichol Magouirk Joan Bardee Lydia Fiedler Sandy Allnock Julie Ebersole Amy Tsuruta Kelly Rasmussen Suzanne Dahlberg Wanda Guess Clare Prezzia Tami Hartley Libby Hickson Thanks for stopping by. Happy hopping!

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