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Jump Start the Holidays Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Oct 20, 2017 Hero Arts

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday cardmaking motors in the process! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way! To make this party extra fun, we invited along the fabulously talented team at A Blog Named Hero. Lots of inspiration on this hop today. Sally is here to lead off the fun with some lovely fall cards...

I love the many colors of fall. The Color Layering Autumn Trees set is an easy way to make beautiful and colorful trees. I inked up all three clusters of leaves and randomly stamped them all over white cardstock. I did NOT pay attention to any specific color layering order. I used pretty yellows, golds, oranges and reds and a small pop of lime green. After that I inked up the tree trunk with brown and stamped three trunks. I trimmed the card and layered it onto yellow patterned paper, and a red notecard. Finally, I stamped Autumn Blessings in black and added a few gems.

For the second card, I used the Color Layering Thanksgiving set and stamped the THANKS randomly on cream cardstock with reds, oranges, golds and browns. I die cut two leaves from Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts and stamped “happy” and “giving”. Add raffia or ribbon to finish the card.

Now it's time to hop - and it wouldn't be a party without a giveaway! We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog on Sunday, November 12.

The Hero Arts Blog (you are here!)
Lea Lawson
Ilina Crouse
Jana Millen
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lisa Stein
Coralynn Murray
Donna Idlet
Emily Midgett
Kelly Szafron
Kimberly Rendino
Melissa Chipperfield
Michelle Lupton
Swapna Patil
Tracy Freeman
Libby Hickson

Now head on over to Lea's blog and see what she's sharing with us today. Thanks for stopping by!

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109 Responses

Janis in ID

Janis in ID

November 10, 2017

Love the beautiful autumn colors! The trees in the Autumn Blessings card are just spectacular!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
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Nandini Karmarkar

Nandini Karmarkar

November 05, 2017

Very beautiful cards. Looking forward to the blog hop!

Penny Walker

Penny Walker

November 04, 2017

Love the trees card.

Denise KW

Denise KW

October 31, 2017

So exciting Hero Arts!!! So many beautiful cards, so many wonderful products!!!

Starr Patrick

Starr Patrick

October 30, 2017

Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing

Greta H

Greta H

October 30, 2017

Beautiful Fall cards! Sure miss the HA Challenges.

Stacey Kowbel

Stacey Kowbel

October 30, 2017

Beautiful fall cards! I love the trees!

Jackie S

Jackie S

October 29, 2017

Love the autumn look of this card and all of the colors you have used. Thanks.

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

October 28, 2017

These are really great. I love the hearts as the leaves.

Denise Ward

Denise Ward

October 28, 2017

I really love Autumn trees!!! Your new stamp set is one of my favorites and I love that cards like these can be created using them!!! They make me so happy!!!

Valerija

Valerija

October 28, 2017

Two great cards. Love the colours!

Lisa A creations

Lisa A creations

October 26, 2017

Cute Autumn cards!

Nina

Nina

October 25, 2017

Autumn being my most favorite time of year. You have done a fabulous job of capturing the fall season in your cards. I absolutely love the Hero Arts set!!!?

Marilyn Otte

Marilyn Otte

October 24, 2017

Beautiful!!

KIM Faucher

KIM Faucher

October 24, 2017

This I see so amazing to see so many successful companies celebrating Leas comeback. She is one of my favorites!!

Karen Page

Karen Page

October 24, 2017

Those trees are beautiful and they look like they would be very forgiving to stamp. I love the leaves you used as part of the Thanksgiving sentiment! Great cards!!!

Phyllis

Phyllis

October 24, 2017

Love, love, love the autumn tree card! The sequin embellishments are a perfect touch of bling.

Carol H

Carol H

October 24, 2017

Love the Autumn Trees! Soooo pretty!

Suzanne

Suzanne

October 24, 2017

Inspiring

Lonnie

Lonnie

October 24, 2017

We’re having a windy day today so the leaves are falling so the cards are very fitting.

Carol K

Carol K

October 23, 2017

beautiful Fall colors

Judy

Judy

October 23, 2017

I love these Autumn inspired cards!

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

October 23, 2017

Lovely fall card! I love autumn colors.

Ashley S.

Ashley S.

October 23, 2017

These cards are beautiful! What great inspiration!!

Karthikha Uday

Karthikha Uday

October 22, 2017

Beautiful cards! The autumn trees are pretty!!

Kris Reeves

Kris Reeves

October 22, 2017

This is such an inspirational hop!

Jennifer Gallagher

Jennifer Gallagher

October 22, 2017

Love the inspiration, great cards!

Anne Wylie

Anne Wylie

October 22, 2017

Beautiful card!

Judie Attard

Judie Attard

October 22, 2017

Wow what gorgeous cards!!

Deborah Kaye

Deborah Kaye

October 22, 2017

Great cards! Autumn is my favorite season. :)

Christy M

Christy M

October 22, 2017

Very beautiful cards.

Denise Bryant

Denise Bryant

October 22, 2017

Love the beautiful trees and the leaves! Pretty cards!

Martha Berry

Martha Berry

October 22, 2017

I purchased this stamp set last year and used it on many Fall cards. Love it! I love the colors of Fall and this set can display them in all their glory. Highly recommend!

GabriellaB

GabriellaB

October 22, 2017

Oh my goodness what pretty colors

Carla Hundley

Carla Hundley

October 21, 2017

Lovely cards and the trees
are so fun! Great design on
the second.
Carla from Utah

Brenda Lubrant

Brenda Lubrant

October 21, 2017

I love the card with the Fall trees. The leaves look like jewels.

Parker Owen

Parker Owen

October 21, 2017

Finished that wonderful hop and I must say that I’m very inspired and came up with quite a long wish list. I’m thrilled to see such holiday tips, tricks, and techniques…… along with great sets, inks, and dies. that can easily be used for the upcoming seasons.

Barbara-Jean

Barbara-Jean

October 21, 2017

I love those trees!

cyndi morris

cyndi morris

October 21, 2017

Love those trees. Such a nice Fall card.

Samantha  Coleman

Samantha Coleman

October 21, 2017

I love all the beautiful autumn colors you used!

F. Andre

F. Andre

October 21, 2017

Autumn colours are absolutely the best. Love these two simple yet elegant cards.

Cynthia Link

Cynthia Link

October 21, 2017

Oh I just love the color layering sets! Gorgeous! Both of these are great sets to have, and can be used througout the year – just change the colors! Love the cards!

Barb

Barb

October 21, 2017

Very colorful. Love it.

janice.

janice.

October 21, 2017

The tree card is my favorite.

Marjorie

Marjorie

October 21, 2017

I love the layering trees. It makes a beautiful card. The fall colors are awesome.

Lori Ritchie

Lori Ritchie

October 21, 2017

Beautiful fall cards and colors

Shari James

Shari James

October 21, 2017

I love the tree card! Those trees are so fun to use because they can be used all through the year. Lovely card!

Louise Coviello

Louise Coviello

October 21, 2017

I like fr the colour combination of these cards. Beautiful!

Karen Hale

Karen Hale

October 21, 2017

Your fall colors are gorgeous. Love the way you stamped the words on the leaves for your 2nd card.

Robin P

Robin P

October 21, 2017

Two very wonderful autumn cards.

Colleen F

Colleen F

October 21, 2017

Beautiful colors, love the fall!

JmB

JmB

October 21, 2017

I love the colored layering Thanksgiving. So unique.

Debbie Rumpza

Debbie Rumpza

October 21, 2017

I love fall colors! So fun to create cards around this color scheme!

Michelle Hackett

Michelle Hackett

October 21, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of year, so I can’t wait to see all the great card designs. And these two were a great way to start the hop.

Nana Griffin

Nana Griffin

October 21, 2017

Cool cards. Off to see all the others.

MandaLJ

MandaLJ

October 21, 2017

Love the colours you’ve used for the colour layering trees and THANKS. Lovely cards!

Teresa Thornborough

Teresa Thornborough

October 21, 2017

I love both of these cards, and I love blog hops! This is going to be so much fun, and so much inspiration to get those Thanksgiving and Christmas cards done!

KathyP

KathyP

October 21, 2017

Beautiful fall cards!

Michelle Laulu

Michelle Laulu

October 20, 2017

Thank you for the chance to win! Cute cards!

Cheryl Robertson

Cheryl Robertson

October 20, 2017

Lovely autumn cards. The colors on the trees are beautiful.

Jill

Jill

October 20, 2017

Love those trees!

Brenda Lubrant

Brenda Lubrant

October 20, 2017

I love the colors and Fall.

Tracy A

Tracy A

October 20, 2017

The Coloring Layering Autumn Trees set is a wonderful. Can’t wait see what the designers have created.

Carol K

Carol K

October 20, 2017

Beautiful fall cards … love the colors

starr Patrick

starr Patrick

October 20, 2017

Lovely card thank you for sharing

Lisascreativeniche

Lisascreativeniche

October 20, 2017

I love the fall colors on both!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie

Melanie Ann MacKenzie

October 20, 2017

Beautiful cards. Love the trees. The leaves look like butterflies. Cheers.

CathyL

CathyL

October 20, 2017

Love those colorful trees!

Christy Q

Christy Q

October 20, 2017

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love both cards featured – the sequins on the trees are just magical! Love the diecut leaves with the beautiful Thanks sentiment and a neat way to wish someone Happy Thanksgiving! So glad you are part of Lea’s crafty comeback!

Becky Moore

Becky Moore

October 20, 2017

The cards are terrific! I especially like those fall trees! Beautiful!

Patty Q

Patty Q

October 20, 2017

Your cards show that you can do simple methods to create eye popping cards.

Phyl

Phyl

October 20, 2017

Favorite season; new favorite cards. Love the colors and the sequin touches!

Bernice James

Bernice James

October 20, 2017

So cute and simple.

Jane Sirak

Jane Sirak

October 20, 2017

Over all the leaves and had to go and peek at the stampset for that colorful thanks! Very cool!

FD91354

FD91354

October 20, 2017

Welcome back. I didnt know you before, but am looking forward to seeing your creations!

Janet Ingraham

Janet Ingraham

October 20, 2017

I love the beauty and ease of the stamps for the gorgeous card

Chrissy E

Chrissy E

October 20, 2017

Yay! I love your blog hops – there is always so much talent to enjoy! Thank you, Hero Arts!

Marjorie Dumontier

Marjorie Dumontier

October 20, 2017

This was such a great and fun hop ! Thanks Hero Arts and Lea for it !! Love from France, Marjorie

Sue Manning

Sue Manning

October 20, 2017

The trees are one of my favorites for fall. Beautiful job!

Steffi H.

Steffi H.

October 20, 2017

Thanks for the fall inspiration. Because it’s what I call “crafty weather” outside, I will hop on my craft table and get some cards done.

Margaret

Margaret

October 20, 2017

Beautiful cards – love those fall colors!

beth

beth

October 20, 2017

What beautiful trees. Leaves look very heartlike.

Denise Stoner

Denise Stoner

October 20, 2017

Great card… So festive!!

Isabelle

Isabelle

October 20, 2017

autumn and it’s colors : excellent idea for a blog hop.

Lea Lawson

Lea Lawson

October 20, 2017

Such awesome autumn themed cards!! Love the bling that you added to the trees!!

Thank you so much for being part of my crafty comeback party – I appreciate it SO much!! ♥

Jeanne Beam

Jeanne Beam

October 20, 2017

Beautiful fall cards. Thanks for sharing…

Pennie Artz-Glasser

Pennie Artz-Glasser

October 20, 2017

I love the colors of fall! Really pretty trees!

Kirsty Vittetoe

Kirsty Vittetoe

October 20, 2017

What an outstanding creation!

Dee Earnshaw

Dee Earnshaw

October 20, 2017

super sweet FALL cards:)

Debbie Christensen

Debbie Christensen

October 20, 2017

The many wonderful colors of fall are shown in your fantastic card.

Debbie Selby

Debbie Selby

October 20, 2017

I like the clever use of the sentiment on the second card.

Brenda

Brenda

October 20, 2017

Your cards made me smile! Love the color combinations – perfect for fall.

Sue LD

Sue LD

October 20, 2017

Beautiful Fall colors on both of these cards.

Karen P

Karen P

October 20, 2017

Beautiful fall trees and colors

Karen P

Karen P

October 20, 2017

Beautiful fall trees and colors

Becca Yahrling

Becca Yahrling

October 20, 2017

I love those gorgeous Fall trees – so pretty!! Both cards are lovely.

Betty

Betty

October 20, 2017

such pretty autumn cards – your leafy “thanks” is so creative!

Berina

Berina

October 20, 2017

Beautiful cards!! I love them both.

paperpicnic

paperpicnic

October 20, 2017

Wonderful cards, Sally! I love the leaf shaped sentiment tags!

Neudorf Terry

Neudorf Terry

October 20, 2017

Love the holidays! Thanking for sharing these lovely cards

Kendra

Kendra

October 20, 2017

This is such a beautiful set. I need some new thank you notes. This would be perfect.

terri scott - terriavidreader

terri scott - terriavidreader

October 20, 2017

Lovely fall trees!!

Brooke

Brooke

October 20, 2017

My favorite time of year. Love the layered tree card with the pretty fall colors.

Annette Hovestol

Annette Hovestol

October 20, 2017

Both of these cards are so colorful. That’s what I love about fall!

Jessica Monte

Jessica Monte

October 20, 2017

Love the holidays and my favorite are holiday stamps. Loving all the inspiration. Great projects

Janet

Janet

October 20, 2017

Wow, so many fabulous cards along this blog hop, amazing!!

Kristie Goulet

Kristie Goulet

October 20, 2017

Amazing cards!!!

Tara

Tara

October 20, 2017

Beautiful fall cards!!

Dana Desmond

Dana Desmond

October 20, 2017

I love this tree card. I NEED more stamps that of trees. They are some of my favs.

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