Jump Start the Holidays Hop with Hero Arts

Jump Start the Holidays Hop with Hero Arts

It’s time to get hopping on the Jump Start the Holidays Hop with Hero Arts!  You should have arrived here from Kimberly’s blog.

We at A Blog Named Hero are joining Hero Arts and Lea Lawson as she celebrates her month-long Comeback Party and creating holiday cards (including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, etc)!  Lea began her party on October 7, so you’ll want to visit her blog to check out all the fun that’s been happening already this month!

There is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs, so be sure and hop and comment on all the blogs on the hop by Friday, November 10, at 11:59 PST!

I chose to use the Hero Arts Tree Trunks background stamp (S5477) as the foundation for my clean & simple design.  I created a square 5×5 card and die cut a stitched square main panel before stamping the tree trunks in black ink.  I stamped a little trio of leaves from the Hero Arts Fresh Herbs set, sprinted them with a little Heidi Swapp Teal Color Shine Spray and, once dry,  individually cut them out before popping them up on the main panel with foam adhesive.  I cut a narrow strip of white cardstock and stamped the three small words from the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi set in black.  This little piece was then popped up with foam adhesive over the trees.

The assembled main panel was then popped up on the card base using foam adhesive.

Now it’s time to head on over to Michelle’s blog to continue on the hop!  If you want to see the full list or need to start from the beginning, visit the Hero Arts blog!

Have a fabulous Friday!


  • Kristie Goulet Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 7:27 am

    LOVE this, Melissa!

  • Tara Prince Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 7:29 am

    Very pretty!!

  • Becca Yahrling Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 10:11 am

    I think this is such a darling design. Love the
    hint of color.

  • Debbie Selby Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 10:39 am

    Simple and lovely

  • DebbieChristensen Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 11:20 am

    Clean and simple, so pretty

  • Terri Scott – terriavidreader Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 11:24 am

    Unusual but certainly catches your attention! Pretty.

  • Dee Earnshaw Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 11:32 am

    so sweet – love this:)

  • Lea Lawson Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 12:13 pm

    LOVE the clean & graphic feel of this!! It’s beautiful!

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

  • Jeanne Beam Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 12:40 pm

    Such a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing..

  • Kirsty Vittetoe Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 1:41 pm

    Oh wow, brilliant design!

  • Sue LD Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 1:54 pm

    Love this peaceful scene.

  • Marjorie Dumontier Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 2:59 pm

    That’s such a gorgeous card !!

  • Isabelle Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 3:36 pm

    Fantastic card ! So peaceful and poetic…..

  • Janet Ingraham Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 5:41 pm

    Beautiful! Is that a hint of Spring already?

  • FD91354 Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 6:00 pm

    This is a lovely card. I need a sympathy card and this is inspirational for me to create something similar.

  • Becky moore Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 6:18 pm

    A perfect sentiment for a terrific card!

  • Carol K Posted Friday, 10/20/2017 9:40 pm

    so simple, so elegant …

  • Christy Q Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 6:36 am

    Elegant! fantastic design that could be made in multiples very easily and the sentiment switched out. I adore the background as it is so tranquil!

  • Christine Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:24 am

    I love the nontraditional graphic design and colors.

  • Pam Spicer Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 8:29 am

    Such a great unique simple card!!

  • Nana Griffin Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 8:37 am

    Nice job.

  • Debbie Rumpza Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 8:58 am

    I love your card… the black trunks are fabulous.

  • Michelle Hackett Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:09 am

    I love the simplicity of this card with the small pop of color. Gorgeous.

  • JmB Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:15 am

    This card is stunning in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing.

  • Lisa Buchanan Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:55 am

    What a wonderful card!

  • Karen Hale Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 10:17 am

    Yes, simple but oh so elegant. Splendid card.

  • Rose w Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 1:27 pm

    What a peaceful card. So like the feeling of Christmas Eve. Superb!

  • Tracy A Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 2:27 pm

    I love beautiful simplicity of this card.

  • Cindy C. Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 4:34 pm

    Oh what a unique design!!

  • Samantha Coleman Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 5:12 pm

    Lovely card!

  • Parker Owen Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 6:04 pm

    This card is unual in that at winter with the bare trees, and there are some aqua leaves or a flower—-I LOVE it. It turned out gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Christine E Posted Saturday, 10/21/2017 8:04 pm

    So elegant and lovely!

  • Robin Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 9:09 am

    Very pretty and peaceful card, love it.

  • Annie Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 10:52 am

    Just love this creativity!!

  • RitaMaria Castillo Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 12:10 pm

    Fancy card! Less is more! Thanks for sharing, Melissa

  • Denise Bryant Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 1:04 pm

    Fabulous card! Now I think I have to have the Tree Trunks background stamp….

  • Christy M Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 2:22 pm

    Very pretty card!

  • Deborah Kaye Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 2:44 pm

    Beautiful card.

  • Anne Wylie Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 2:59 pm

    Nice card! Thanks for sharing.

  • Judie Attard Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 3:01 pm

    What a gorgeous and unique card! Simply amazing!

  • Kris in Alaska Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 10:56 pm

    I love your CAS design!

  • Karthikha Uday Posted Sunday, 10/22/2017 11:14 pm

    Simple and beautiful card!! Totally CAS!

  • Brenda Posted Monday, 10/23/2017 1:51 pm

    I love your card! It’s so pretty!

  • Kim Faucher Posted Tuesday, 10/24/2017 3:48 pm

    Very pretty. Such a classic design!

  • Karen Page Posted Tuesday, 10/24/2017 9:34 pm

    A perfect sentiment to go with the CAS design!

  • Valerija Posted Saturday, 10/28/2017 4:19 am

    Very nice card!

  • Denise Ward Posted Saturday, 10/28/2017 3:52 pm

    You can never go wrong with trees! They make any design beautiful!

  • Martha Berry Posted Saturday, 10/28/2017 7:31 pm

    This is such a peaceful, serene card. So eye-catching with the black and white and just a pop of color.

  • Stacey Kowbel Posted Monday, 10/30/2017 4:04 pm

    Such a fabulous card! I love the trio of leaves on the one branch.

  • Starr Patrick Posted Monday, 10/30/2017 10:03 pm

    Beautiful card thank you for sharing

  • Denise Posted Tuesday, 10/31/2017 11:13 am

    O ovw that little pop of color amdist the nuetral color.

  • Nandini Karmarkar Posted Sunday, 11/05/2017 2:45 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love the layout.

  • Janis in ID Posted Friday, 11/10/2017 8:55 pm

    Serene and lovely.
    <3 J

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