Hero Arts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hero Arts Blog Hop!

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The design team at A Blog Named Hero have teamed up with the design team from Hero Arts to bring you this blog hop, full of holiday crafty inspiration!
I hope you have arrived from Suzanne Dahlberg's very awesome blog, Freshly Noted
For my card today, I used some of my favourites from this year's Hero Arts holiday catalogue - the "Holly Jolly" stamp set, and the "Merry Stamp and Cut" set, along with the Lime to Forever Green Ombre Ink, and Red Royal shadow ink.



I've also got a video to share with you today:

Now, I couldn't leave it there - I had to make another card, using the same two stamp sets, and the same two dies! I added some American Crafts gold glitter paper this time, and a bunch of Hero Hues dots from my stash (but Hero Arts colored gems in red would also look fabulous!)

Your next step on the hop is Bhavana Kesarkar  - I'm sure she has something lovely to share with you! Here's the entire hop list, too:
Michelle Lupton  That's me! 

If you happen to find a link that doesn't work, you can hop back to the Hero Arts Blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in today's hop.

Now, what's a blog hop without a giveaway? Hero Arts have stashed away THREE of the November 2015 My Monthly Hero kits to giveaway to readers of this hop. The winners will be randomly chosen from all of the blog hop comments, across all blogs, received by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, November 22nd. Check the Hero Arts blog for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday, November 24th.

Thanks for visiting :)

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Purvi Gadewar said...

Beautiful cards!

~amy~ said...

Michelle, both of your cards are wonderful! Love all your stamping.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Michelle!!!
LOVE the ELEGANT design with your stamped background, SPARKLY sentiment panel and single rounded corner ... it was a PLEASURE to watch and listen to you in action!!!
LOVE your holly Christmas Tree too, such a FUN design!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, video and your FABULOUS nails :)

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE!!! Love both cards but your holly tree is brilliant. And I love your glamorous nails. :-)

Jean Bullock said...

Love both cards. The die cuts look fabulous and I love how you created a Christmas tree from the holly die cuts. Very inventive.

vinita jain said...

Both of your creations are amazing and inspiring!

Clare said...

Oh my gosh, that tree is so clever! I LOVE it! So cool the way you used the stamp in two such beautiful and different ways!

Sathya said...

Beautiful cards..lovely stamping indeed :)

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

These two cards are so pretty! I especially like your background on the first one and the handmade tree is fantastic!

cghundley said...

Love that stamped background
on the first card! Both are so
pretty and a great way to use
the stamps.
Carla from Utah

Gail said...

Whoot Whoot - 2 grand cards - l love those holly leaves! Nice job!

Hetty said...

Wow,wonderful festive cards!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Niki G said...

Beautifully done first card Michelle, and that second one...genius!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW, Michelle, both of the cards are gorgeous! I love your creativity with the holly leaves :)

nannersmom said...

Love it! No I need that die cut merry. So versatile.

Michelle Quinno said...

Gorgeous cards!

Cindy C. said...

Very festive cards indeed!! Love the tone on tone background on the first one. And the tree contructed with holly leaves ooks fabulous!!

Danielle Dietz said...

Beautiful cards and I love the tone on tone background also!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning cards. LOVE the GOLD on the writing:)

Lisa said...

Michelle! These are just so lovely. You've created beautiful cards. :)

paperpicnic said...

Both designs are spectacular! The holly tree is so creative and fun! Loved watching your video, too! Thanks for sharing!

BunnyD said...

Great cards and I love how you showed us how to get two different looks with the same products! I love a tone on tone background. It looks so elegant. Your holly tree is very whimsical.

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! Love the classic colors ♥

Tami B. said...

I love these. You did a great job on both of them.

Patty said...

Both your cards are so bright & cheerful!! Love them both but think I'm going to have to go with the Christmas tree card as my favorite!!!

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Bernice P. said...

Love this card! It really is merry and bright!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the background stamping. Very nice. Nice tree.

cindybearj said...

I love the little gold glitter on the first card and I like the holly leaves making a tree in the second one,

pamboe said...

I cannot resist a holly stamp. I love how you designed these cards.

Kathy M said...

Very Merry christmas cards

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful cards.

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

kathyc said...

Pretty cards! :)

nzillingworth said...

LOVE THE WAY YOU HAVE USED THE LEAVES WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT TO DO THAT. LOOKS FAB. YEP YOU HAVE TO HAVE GLITTER ON A CARD . NICE SHAPED CORNER JUST TO ADD A BIT OF INTEREST ,

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, such pretty cards!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love the red tone on tone background on your first card and the leaf-tree is brilliant, both of your cards are stunning and beautiful!

jcobb said...

Beautiful cards! I love the background on the first card. And your "tree" is awesome! Very unique idea!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards wouldn't have thought to use holly leaves to make a tree.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome cards you did a great job on the background.

D.Ann C said...

Genius use of leaves!

Sher in Albuquerque said...

O my gosh! I don't know which is my favorite!! (but I think I'm in love with the tree made out of leaves...How clever!!

Laurie Brown said...

Elegant cards!! Love that tone on tone pattern on your first card and that fun tree on your second card!!

Arlene said...

Both cards are wonderful I have to say, the leaves Xmas tree is a fantastic creation.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful classic Christmas cards!

Rubina Pantoja said...

Such beautiful cards - can't decide which I like more. The holly is a such a nice theme.

Nicki Wong said...

I love how you used the holly leaves to form the tree. Awesome.

Pam B said...

Beautiful!!, Fl

Scrapabook@gmail.com said...

Hi Michelle ~ Your cards are incredibly creative....especially that tree made from the holly leaves. Your color choices are spot-on with a dash of glitz. Completely in love with both of these cards. Thanks so much for adding a video....I always enjoy watching those as well. Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us paper crafters!
#sharehandmadekindness

Angela said...

I love the Merry Die-cut set. I had to have it and the Candy Stripe Background stamp when I saw the new products for this Christmas! I love seeing how you used the "merry" set and how creative your card with the holly Christmas tree is. Great job on both cards!!

Jeannie said...

The subtle background on Card #1 makes the message really pop. I especially like the holly-leaf tree on Card #2 -- it's so much fun to create trees from things other than, well, trees! I'm going to have to try a copy-cat version.

Deepti said...

Wow love it! The red on red looks amazing :)

Linda W said...

I LOVE THESE CARDS.. THANKS FOR THE VIDEO

Maureen Hayes said...

Love both cards, but I really enjoyed your video about card 1. I always enjoy seeing the designer create and talk about what they did and why. I love how you did the tone on tone stamping on the red card base, it really made a difference in the overall card. Thanks so much for sharing with us all and for inspiring me,

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!

magicalmagpie said...

I love how cleverly you stamped the leaves and berries on the first card so subtely, at first I thought it was an embossing folder. Its really very pretty.

Suzanne Ward said...

Two very pretty cards, Michelle! I love the gold glitter paper ...think I will be trying it soon!

shelly c said...

Love your card, very festive looking! :D

razzia said...

Wow beautiful cards... Love love love the backgrounds and colours. Sahra Scrap

Nandini said...

Lovely cards! The tone on tone background of the first card is especially beautiful! And love how you have shown two completely different looks using the same supplies!

shelly c said...

Love the colours and the layering of cut stamped images!

Shirley said...

Love your video as well as your beautiful cards. This stamp/die set is really neat. I really like how you stamped the background on your first card.

Rema said...

Beautiful cards!

joy said...

Wonderful use of the same stamps/dies, Michelle! The first card is my favorite and thanks for the video!

worrywort said...

Both cards are simple but so effective.

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous card, love the tone on tone stamped background, absolutely beautiful.

Cynthia said...

I love how you used these stamps to create a Christmas tree! I love the tone-on-tone background...such a simple but elegant look. Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy McCue said...

I love your first card, but the holly tree is so clever. Great job!

Flowerdiscos Scrap Hut said...

love the gold embossing. it looks great. i also liked your idea of using the holly branches to make the tree. so nice.

Cheryl said...

I am a sucker for holly. The tree is genius!

Sandy Robin said...

Two great cards. I really enjoyed the video! Thank you for the ideas.

Lindart said...

Great cards! loved the tutorial!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely and I like the embossing on it.

snetram said...

The tree of leaves is so right. Thanks.

Cathy Homan said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the tone on tone background of the first card. I adore the second card. Making the tree out of holly leaves was genius! Thanks for sharing both cards.

Deana P said...

Very nice cards.

Sheryl Peavy said...

Loved this card

Katherine Barnes said...

Both of your cards are beautiful - thanks for sharing!!

SuseADoodle said...

love the use of the ombre inks! great card! TFS

Diane said...

Both cards are awesome. I just love it when I can see two different versions ....really sparks the creative juices. Thank you!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the tree you formed with the leaves! Awesome colors too!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the bright red card bases you used. How clever to use a leaf stamp to make a lovely Christmas tree. Thanks

Kris B said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Love the touches of gold and silver, very festive!!

Satori said...

Love your tone on tone background! Great proportions and layout!

Kim Faucher said...

Both your cards are beautiful. It really makes me want to create!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used the holly leaves to make a tree on your second card!

Robin B. said...

Pretty cards!! They're both so fun and festive, thanks for sharing.

Mitzi said...

I really liked your first card... and then I saw the second one. Wow! I just love the way you arranged the leaves as a tree.

loulou said...

Great cards. Loved your video. Great to hear an Aussie voice. Subscribed to your channel and hope to see some fun videos. Thanks for the tip on the smoothing out the little bumps in the diecuts. Had a bit of a giggle about the nails.

Sue D said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Michele Henderson said...

This Christmas tree card is adorable! I absolutely LOVE that bright color and the beautiful inking technique! Wow!
Take Care!
Michele

Michele Henderson said...

I LOVE your beautiful Christmas tree! Gorgeous!
Take care!
Michele

Jayne B said...

Using stamps in another way............fabulous!

Leni said...

I really like the style of the holly leaves

hthole said...

Beautiful cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love both cards, ingenius to use the die to build a tree
thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Marina Whigham said...

Beautiful cards, great Christmas colors.

Anonymous said...

Love the cards! The holly tree is great!

April said...

What bright and cheery cards! Love them!

Cynthia Smith said...

Your first card was beautiful, your second was as Beautiful as the first and I just loved them both!!!!

Cynthia Smith said...

Just love both of these cards very pretty!!!!

Eva said...

Awesome cards! Tree with holly leaves is very original and first is very beautiful. Traditional colors are so lovely ;)

Linda said...

Both cards are beautiful and love how you used the holly leaves to make the tree. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the idea of a holly tree.
And the background on the first card is so delightful.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Love your cards. Your tree is awesome.

Sindhu said...

Beautiful cards...

Chark said...

ok, love both of these! thanks for the video!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

I'm loving what you are doing with this stampset Michelle!!

Lisa said...

Love both cards and how different they are using the same sets....awesome!

chocolateswirl said...

I LOVE these cards! beautiful bright colors, and great designs!

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