12.16.2013

hero arts 2014 catalog blog hop


Hello and welcome to the next stop on the Hero Arts 2014 Catalog Blog Hop! Today I'm so excited to be bringing you a peek at some fun goodies you'll find in the new Hero Arts Catalog, which will be revealed in full tomorrow over on the Hero Arts blog. Always one of the best days of the year! :)

The cards I'm sharing today, believe it or not, are stamp-free. (I know, right?!) I can't remember the last time that happened, but I have to tell you...I sure had fun using two of the brand new Fancy Dies from Hero Arts on these. The Triangle Background (DI089) and Love and Hello (DI088) dies make my heart go pitter-patter! Here's the card set I created with them:


The piece created by the Triangle Background Fancy Die was layered over a darker shade of cardstock on each card, creating a tone-on-tone effect. I thought it would be fun to accent with a few leftover triangles in contrasting colors, so I glued those right into place. This inset die cut technique is super simple to do, and I love that it keeps the layers/bulk to a minimum. The gold hearts are also inset in the same fashion.


I added metallic touches on each card with brushed gold cardstock and a sprinkling of gold sequins. The photo doesn't quite capture the shimmer -- it's so pretty in real life!


Here's a look at the new products I used on my cards. They're already arriving at participating Catalog Debut stores, and will be available in the Hero Arts Online Store on January 3rd, along with lots of fabulous stamps of course...plus dies, stencils, inks, daubers, sprays, and more!


Thanks so much for visiting today! Your next stop on the hop is the blog of the fabulously talented and fun Julie Ebersole. She always knocks my socks off. Click on over to see what she's created with some of the new stamps!

*** Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the Hero Arts blog for a list of direct links to all the blogs in the hop. And don't forget to leave a comment by Sunday, December 22nd for a chance to win some awesome prizes from Hero Arts too! ***
 

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judy said...

Lovely card set--those dies are fabulous!

Celine Blacow said...

Oh Lord, I love those triangles! I am loving dies because I just got my brand new Big Shot! Stunning cards, simple and very classic and lovely designs.

Barb said...

The ideas are great. Love the die.

Debbie Pereira said...

I love the cards.

gabriella said...

Love the bright cards

nicoleqmullen said...

These are amazing, love what you did with the tone on tone, such a superb depth it gives!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Totally awesome cards! I just LOOOVE them! I pinned the cards, AND the background die cut to my Wish List!

Tara said...

Awesome creativity! Love that no stamps were harmed during this creation:)

Michelle Liimatainen said...

OH MY GOODNESS....they have triangle dies???? I just died and went to stampy die cut heaven!!!! GAH! I totally need those! What you did with these cards is absolutely STUNNING!!! I just love seeing your cards Tami! Miss you! Haven't seen you around much! :)

zgagi said...

Beautiful cards! Love that background die

Lady Blue said...

Love your use of the triangles to make these cards, and the interchange of the colors on the cards. the added bling gives them a look of being Christmas trees too :)

Laura said...

WOW! I absolutely love the set of cards you made. I think the triangle die will be a must have now that I've seen these cards. Beautiful!

Tami B. said...

I love dies! I've got ideas for the triangle background buzzing in my head right now.

Anita Rex said...

Oh boy do I love those dies! THANK YOU THANK YOU For showing them! They look awesome, so love your cards today but I always love your work Tami!

Leslie Hanna said...

Oh, my, I NEED those dies! HAHA!

Maeghan M. said...

Oh gosh, these dies are absolute MUST HAVES! I can't wait to get my hot little hands on them! TFS!!!

Carol Perry said...

What awesome cards Tami. I love the triangle background and looks like this die will also be on my list. Fab release thus far.

Harriet said...

The die is to "die for"....great use of color. Thank you.

Pat said...

Love that stamp and die combo! And what a great tone on tone idea!

IlianaM said...

I'm going to have to buy that triangle die.

Virginia L. said...

Wow, how FUN! I can't believe that you didn't use stamps, Tami! But after seeing these gorgeous cards, I can see why! These dies are amazing! You make them SHINE!

Barbara said...

OMG..dies too!

Patricia Swagler said...

Love your cards and I love the dies.

Kristie Goulet said...

EEK!!! I need this new die!!! LOVE your cards.

Tina Louie said...

ummmm YES LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards! they look SO COOL

Linda said...

Fabulous die, Tami. A real must-have. TFS!

Valerie Babcock said...

Oh boy! Triangle dies too?! Love the sweet sentiment dies as well! Fun cards!

Diana N. said...

Love, love, love those dies! Cute cards too!

Kailash said...

Such trendy designs, love these!

Amy Kolling said...

Oh goodness!!! I must get that new cover plate triangle fancy die!!!

Jess said...

Adorable! Those dies are fantastic!

Debbie Selby said...

The triangle die looks to be very versatile.

Anonymous said...

Love the background.
Onepinkdaisy

Tammy B said...

love the random pops of color behind those triangles, fantastic!

Ninch said...

Beautiful card set. I need to get this new die.

Kim Hamilton said...

Love the tone on tone, that triangle die is wonderful!

stefeni said...

Love the colors!

Elizabeth Smith said...

These are great dies. Your actors are so cute.

Diane said...

Your cards are amazing. Love the background on the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Ghig said...

I love your tone-on-tone stamping with the tiny triangles, and how you placed your die cuts, Tami! Awesome cards!

Lynette Stewart said...

Love your color combinations! Such a great use of that wonderful die!

lee anne owens said...

i am loving the triangles they make an awesome background and the option to go stampe free with these dies is great

ericarose said...

Wow!! Your cards are stunning!! Love your use of the dies!!

Sabrina said...

Great cards and I am loving those dies!!

judkajudi said...

That die is as fabulous as the tiny flag stamp; and it gives dimension!1 Love your cards, Tami.

Laura Norris said...

Love your card set!! Great color choices and very fun design! Who needs stamps when you have such great dies to work with??

Jackie Jones said...

I love the tone on tone effect. Great cards!

Jackie Jones

Joanie said...

Dies and stamps..... life is good!! Love these cards!!!

Lillian Ostergaard said...

I love that new fancy triangle die!

Susan Lang said...

I love dies and the tiny flag die is a must. All the interesting layering you can do. Get out the wish list . . .

Marie said...

Such a creative use of the dies! Love the cards!

Kim M said...

Great cards! Wonderful bright colours. :-)

Mrs_Mac said...

Love the dies. Will really help add some extra pop to cards.

BeverlyBL said...

Tiny flag background stamp (I know you didn't use the stamp) and a DIE to match (or do they?). Swoon. Those will for sure be on my list. I love your cards. I like doing that inset technique and thought your gold sequins were the perfect touch. Thanks so much.

Cheryl F said...

No stamping; how unique! Very nice cards.

Стокли said...

Love these peeking triangles )

Julia said...

Very creative!

Tami McBeain said...

Love, love, love that tiny triangle die! Super fun cards too, love them!

Tami McBeain said...

Love, love, love that tiny triangle die! Super fun cards too, love them!

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm totally loving all these triangles!! Awesome cards!

Tami G said...

Love the triange die. Can't wait to get it.

Dana Yaacobian said...

love it

bzyPTmom said...

Great cards--so cool. Love that stamp and die set combo-just awesome!

Elena said...

Amazing cards!

CinnamonSally said...

WOW fabulous cards and stamp free!!! I love those dies!!

Lisa Geraty said...

Love love love those dies!

The ShyS said...

Awesome dies. Love what you did with them!

Jean M. said...

Very pretty!!!

Sandra Rieder said...

Those are amazing! Love the triangles.

Tiina said...

So lovely cards.

Kathy Humphrey said...

oh my goodness, that cover plate is awesome!!! Love your card creations:)

stamplover2011 said...

Wow, these are really cool! Love them!

snazzyoriginal said...

Really striking cards, love these dies xx

Rachel K said...

Such a great little card set! Love the die cuts pieced together like this...so pretty!

Dixie Cochran said...

Terrific cards, Tami! That triangle die needs to come live at my house.

rommelsmom4 said...

Love your cards. TFS

Auror Willow said...

Love your cards! That die looks fabulous!

nyana janowsky said...

The triangle die sure makes backgrounds easy! Love it!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Super effect you achieved with the die cuts, and a great way to produce a lot of cards!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful color choices!!

sharon l-s said...

I love the cards. Seriously no stamping - had me concerned there for a minute. I have to go back and look at my dies to see which ones can be used this way. Thanks for sharing.

Sonja said...

Love the new dies!!

Cathy said...

I love dies and this one will be on my list!

cal8007 said...

I love making fast cards and with the aid of those dies the cards can be made in bunches!! Great idea!!

Irene Grau said...

LOVE the dies!!!

Diane Stricker said...

Great cards. Love the dies you used.

Mary T said...

Love your cards. Very clever to not use ink! When you first said no ink ... I was looking at your cards and thinking what??? Love what you did! SO creative to do similar tones together. Just love it!

Martha Green said...

Very cool! Didn't know there was a die to go along with the little flags background stamp.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Wow....double Wow! No stamping...I love that triangle die! I want!! Your set of cards are fantastic! What a fun, creative way to use the new products!

Joyce said...

Super cute cards!

stephV. said...

OMG!!! little flags has a matching die!!
yippee skippee!! and thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas :)

Vivi said...

You just made my day showing me the die cut to go with that stamp I am coveting! Love your cards.

Terri said...

Very striking card. Love the triangle die.

Donna Matoi said...

amazing to see the versatility in that triangle background stamp! i just LUV those cards! excited to get that love you die!

Joan Smith said...

What awesome cards I so love the stamps and die and love what you did with them. You are definitely very clever, creative and talented.

Judith said...

Very colorful! I like the look of depth of the triangle die

Sabina Bjerre said...

Wauw that dies is just awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! I am all over those die cuts!! Wow!! Love my die cuts!!

mtscrapgal said...

Very cute card set. I love the inlaid die technique. I used it recently myself. Thanks

Ohana in Bend said...

ooh, love your idea about shades of color of cardstock. can't wait to try it. TFS

Gerrina said...

Super idea!!! Love those dies!

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful set of cards - love that you randomly placed triangles of other colors! I need to get that die!!

Linda T said...

The background and sentiment dies are beautiful. I just love what you created. Love the colors. Just awesome cards.

Cathy A said...

Gorgeous projects love those dies!

Anonymous said...

I am so into Valentines right now. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas with us

Melinda Ferraz said...

Love the new dies, great card set.

Efrat said...

Wow!! great cards. Love how creative you are.

Angel said...

Great Dies! beautiful cards

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie these are such fun gorgeous cards, I love the colours peeking through the words, hugs Pops x

Unknown said...

I did not realze the tiny flags came in a die1
THANKS
Holly

Barbara said...

Your cards are wonderful and "sigh", I'm just wanting every new item from Hero Arts that I see. These dies are no exception! :)

Lee-Anne said...

Love the ideas for the die...cute!

adele holcomb said...

Wow! These die cuts look fabulous backed with colored paper!

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Love your desgin....I like the part about using the dies and no stamps...great idea!!!! these woudl be easy to make and keep on hand...thanks!!

Cheryl H said...

Crud... you just gave me more stuff to add to my list ;)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Wow! What an amazing card set - love the colors & the tone on tone look - really stunning!

Jo said...

Cute! Now I will have to have this too!

Kards by Karen said...

I love, love, love the new triangles set--it will be a must have for me!

Jan Barrie said...

Boo hoo so sad I have to wait for these dies. They look awesome.

Jeanne Dudgeon said...

Oh my!! Stamps and stencils and dies! Little flag heaven!

Gwen said...

Oh my happy heart! These are adorable x 10!

Kim B said...

Fab Cards!!! Love those dies :)

Suzan D said...

Great cards. Want the dies.

Janet said...

Beautiful cards and new stamps! ~God bless

Andrea P. said...

Amazing cards! And the dies are awesome!

joy said...

Fabulous new dies!! Love the two-tone look and the inset triangles and the gold touches, too!!

Anonymous said...

Very COOL! I love stamp free! Dies are my second passion next to stamps...sigh...LOL!
DonnaB

Donna Cala said...

I am loving all the Hero Arts triangles. The stamp and now the die. Top of my wish list.

aileen (mum) said...

Totally beautiful cards, you have highlighted these dies perfectly.

Rosie Espinoza said...

OMG! Can't wait to put my hands on those new dies!!! & your cards: so fun & cute!!

Sue McRae said...

I definitely need that triangle die! Love your colourful cards, so fun!

MichelleZ said...

Wow! Those dies make my heart go pitter-patter too! And thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful cards!

Zena B. said...

Great dies and stencils! And this is on top of all the awesome stamps!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

gorgeous! I do love those dies

CathyL said...

So creative! Love the cards!

Patty Albertson said...

Very nice! Love the colors!

Cindy C. said...

Tami your stamp free cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspirations!

karen said...

Tami...I love your cards and the Triangle Background die! The sequins add that perfect sparkly touch!

Deeps said...

This looks like a die I need to get. Wonderful.

Pat McCleary said...

Gorgeous cards. And now there are 2 more dies I MUST have. Thanks for a chance to win.

NanW said...

These dies look like a lot of fun.

nancy said...

I absolutely love your stamp free cards!

Islander Girl said...

Love the stamps and dies in this release!! Love what you did with them! So much inspirations!!

CiCi S. said...

So excited to see a complimentary die for the mini flag stamp!!

grandmato19 said...

Love the 3D look -- gotta have those dies! Your cards are brilliant!

Lisa K said...

Love the bright colors. The triangles look neat.

Allison said...

I love this die set!

KayC said...

The love you & hello dies are terriffic.

Amy C. said...

Great cards! Love your ideas!

Isabel L. said...

love the idea, thanks

Brandi Beyer said...

Super Cool look. Love it!!!

Iris said...

Beautiful cards - love the stamp and die set - so versatile. isoscia at aol dot com

cosmictwirling said...

These are great cards! I love the dimensional look of them.

Karen said...

Fabulous cards; that die is great!

Gaby Seminario said...

I would never thought of a "stampless" card. Great idea!

ArlaMo said...

Must have that die!

Debstamps said...

Well Tami--you've achieved the impossible I think--showing the 'new stamps' from Hero…only they aren't stamps! Great new products, and your set design is terrific--bet that die makes for some fun confetti!?

Trish said...

I am loving this triangle background. Your cards are super!

Nana Griffin said...

Love the grid background! Nice cards.

Barbara said...

Such a creative way to make great cards easily. Wonderful job!

Rita Montgomery said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Great idea! I love these sweet cards!

Jnett said...

Ooooo, love the die cuts and the way you used them. Nice job!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Fabulous die ! Your cards have inspired me & it's now on my wishlist!

Emily Velazquez said...

Nice card set, love the tone-on-tone. :)

Isabel Rivera said...

Those cards look so great!

Amy Lou said...

Wow, love that triangle die!

Barbra said...

Super neat card design...I really like it!

Melissa M said...

Love the little pops of colour you added into the background.

Julie said...

I've been eyeing the tiny flags stamp and now I'll have to add the triangle die to my list!

Buffe F said...

Love the tone on tone. Love the insets.... love it all!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful stamping & dies. Maybe Santa will bring me them.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Mary-Anne V said...

Adorable cards and I am so happy to see some new trendy dies from HA!

Bonnie said...

Very eye catching with tiny touches of colour! That is one great die!

Carol Doggett said...

I love the Love & Hello dies...your cards are stunning!

Kaisha said...

I definitely need the triangle flags die. The effects are amazing and for a little bit of die cutting?! Perfect!

Kirsten said...

You've ruined me...I hadn't seen the flag die before...wow wow wow!

marking said...

Great cards using the dies!

Dottie J said...

Must have those background dies. Perfect use of color on your card!
Thanks!

Amante del Papel said...

I want this die (backgrounds) is stunning!!!!
and your cards are fantastic!

Kat H. said...

Brilliant use of these dies! Thank you

Debbie said...

such nice depth to the card using these dies
upnurse at aol dot com

Jeanie Gregory said...

I would never have thought of not using any stamps. Great idea! Thank you

Terri E. said...

Great job

Rena Sawatski said...

Great cards. Will have to look for those dies.

ionabunny said...

Oooh dies. Sorry but I think I like that even more than the stamp. Beautiful. Love full card dies

norine said...

Oooh, love these dies, especially the flag bg die and the cards you made with them are awesome!

F said...

NO STAMPS?!!! When I first saw it ...I thought stamps! Love these dies! Got to have them! Excellent work on your part!

Heather M said...

Love that Triangle Background Fancy Die! It's going on my wish list!! Thanks for the great cards!!

yillyleon said...

Wow nice job!!

Judi said...

Love the new dies! Thanks for sharing.

Annie Wills said...

Oh wow...I would have sworn that those were made using the tiny flags stamp...gorgeous!

Annie Wills said...

Oh wow...I would have sworn that those were made using the tiny flags stamp...gorgeous!

Teresa W. said...

Great set of cards! Love the dies.

Tere Azua said...

Love them!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a fancy triangles card set! I love the choice of colors you use too!

conil said...

Can you say AWESOME? I love the way you used ALL these triangles. Now I have to shop.

Deborah said...

Love, love, love theses cards! Only one problem now I have to get the bg stamp and the die for these triangles lol I guess I will have to keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race lol. TFS

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Fun carsd, Tami! The dies look awesome!

buggin2stamp said...

What fun cards. I love how you used that triangle die and added pops of color with some of the triangles.
Melissa

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