Monday, 16 November 2015

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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111 comments:

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

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  2. 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 :)

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

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

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  5. Both of your creations are amazing and inspiring!

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  6. 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!

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  7. Beautiful cards..lovely stamping indeed :)

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

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

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

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  11. Wow,wonderful festive cards!

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

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

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

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

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

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  17. Stunning cards. LOVE the GOLD on the writing:)

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

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. Lovely cards! Love the classic colors ♥

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

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  23. 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!!!

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  24. Love this card! It really is merry and bright!

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

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

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

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  28. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. 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 ,

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  30. 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!

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

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

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  33. Awesome cards you did a great job on the background.

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  34. 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!!

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

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

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  37. Beautiful classic Christmas cards!

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

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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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!!

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  42. 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.

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

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  44. I LOVE THESE CARDS.. THANKS FOR THE VIDEO

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  45. 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,

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  46. 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.

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

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  48. Love your card, very festive looking! :D

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

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  50. 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!

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  51. Love the colours and the layering of cut stamped images!

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  52. 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.

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

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  54. Both cards are simple but so effective.

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

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  56. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  61. Great cards! loved the tutorial!

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  62. Very lovely and I like the embossing on it.

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  63. The tree of leaves is so right. Thanks.

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  64. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  75. 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.

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  76. 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.

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

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

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

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  80. I really like the style of the holly leaves

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  81. Beautiful cards and ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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

    Barb Housner

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  83. Beautiful cards, great Christmas colors.

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  84. Love the cards! The holly tree is great!

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  85. What bright and cheery cards! Love them!

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

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

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

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

    Linda D.

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

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  91. Love your cards. Your tree is awesome.

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

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

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

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

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