Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway

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Today I’m excited to be part of the Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop! I made a very bold, graphic holiday card and it is actually pretty simple once you get past all the foam adhesive!

The two new Hero Arts products I used for my card are the Poster Christmas Carol stamps and the 12-point Infinity Stars. The Poster Carol set would be so great for all kinds of holiday cards and envelopes! I love the simple sans serif type on this stamp set. Makes me wish I’d designed it!

I really do strive to bring a clean and simple nature to the cards that I’m making and this card fits that bill!

Here’s a short video showing you how I made it!

THE GIVEAWAY: Hero ares will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees drawn from comments left across all the blogs in the hop! Please leave your comment by Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. PT and the winners will be announced next week!

The next stop in the hop is the talented Wanda Guess! So click on over to check out her GORGEOUS card! To start at the beginning of the hop, visit the Hero Blog.


The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy ZielskeΒ (you are here!)Β 
Wanda GuessΒ (next on the hop!)
Kathy Racoosin
Ilina Crouse
Clare Prezzia
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Michelle Short
May Park
Libby Hickson

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Cathy ZielskeHero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway

234 Comments on “Hero Arts Winter Catalog Blog Hop + Video Tutorial + Giveaway”

  1. #25
    Lisa Wright

    Beautiful Card. I love your clean and simple cards – When first seeing those dies I just thought Christmas After seeing your card now I see endless possibilities

  2. #29
    Deborah P

    You are going (growing???) from strength to strength, Cathy! Just when I think “THIS card is the best” you come up with another one that’s even better. I love this card for non-Christmas and for Christmas. Thank you for walking us through this process – one day, I, too, will be making cards!

  3. #35
    Catherine Smith

    I love these dies, just when I think HERO ARTS can’t get any better :), Beautiful card

  4. #44
    Mary W

    Really like the zing and pow of your creation! I hadn’t thought of paper piecing this die into such a dramatic design but sure love it!

  5. #49

    What a WOW card! Love all the colorful stars! That’s such a “happy” die cut, it’s kind of like a BAM right in your face lovely!

  6. #50

    Such a bright and cheerful card – and it could be used for any celebration, not just Christmas! Fantastic!

  7. #51
    Debbie Hight

    oooh I like this so much!! I wish I had the visions to create but am glad for my card making friends, like you, who give so much inspiration!!

  8. #56
    Monica Wiechmann

    I love Hero Arts Products. They are always so cute and clever! Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. #59

    You are quickly becoming the card master. Love the colors and the simplicity of this card. Great job, Cathy!

  10. #60
    Jana Earnest

    Love love the clean card look I love Hero Arts and have for over 25 years. Thank you for all the cool stuff and samples.

  11. #61
    Susan King

    Love this clean and beautiful card! Star Infinity dies also be still my stars! It is always nice to have a clean card for some at Christmas!

  12. #63
    Meghan P.

    What a spectacular card! Love the fresh bold colors with the dies and that diagonal sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. #64
    Susan Huffman

    Beautiful card & I love how you didn’t use a traditional Christmas/Holiday colors with it!

  14. #72
    Binte Yousuf

    Beautiful card! You make it sound so easy .. lol.
    This infinity star die can be used for infinite purposes. I am already thinking of a monochromatic card <3

  15. #90
    RitaMaria Castillo

    Cathy, your card is so original, I love the design and the color combinations! Thanks for sharing!

  16. #94
    Ann Kulseth

    OMG – I love your card. That die is so different from the “usual” … makes a gorgeous card.

  17. #98
    Michele W

    What a great use of these new infinity dies! Love the bold graphic look you achieved. Thanks for sharing!

  18. #102
    Carol Henderson

    you are correct — “the stars are CERTAINLY brightly shining” – especially yours! What a talent you are! This card is a “wowser!. How fun it is and how clever you are. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  19. #106
    Leanne in Cali

    So fun to see you on the Hero Arts blog hop! Love your card and style. Thanks for the great video!!

  20. #107
    Teri S.

    That star die is so cool & I love what you did with it. Your card is fresh & not your typical Christmas colours which I really like. (Not meaning there is anything wrong with traditional Christmas colours though.)

  21. #114
    Cynthia B.

    LOVE the big star die, and the stamp set is pretty cool too! Thanks for showing off these new products!

  22. #118

    Love the infinity star and thrilled to see a non-traditional color scheme. really packs a punch!

  23. #122
    Dolores Holloman

    It took some getting use to the colors u used since I am old fashion Christmas LOL I loved the ideal u did using the stencils Bringing me to a new generation LOL I spent my morning in doctors office and my favorite store “Hobby Lobby”!

  24. #127
    Michelle H

    The infinity star is such a great addition to the Hero Arts collection. And you showed it off beautifully.

  25. #130
    Heather Neely

    So pretty. I love looking at your cards. Thanks for not making it to Christmas like. Lol yes, don’t get me wrong I love EVERY BIT of the new winter release by Hero Arts however I’m not ready for cold weather. Lol hugs, Heather

  26. #134
    Roberta S.

    Cathy, I love this clean & simple card. The colors are perfect for the sentiment. Thank you for showing how you make this card.

  27. #144
    Kathy s

    Love the colours on your card so non traditional and summery which is the season here in Australia at Christmas

  28. #159
    Kimberly Ostgard

    Love your card very non traditional. Nice impact.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!

  29. #163
    Tanya Suresh

    You are now officially a PRO!! This was a card all of your own with no signs of emulating anybody else (we are so inspired by Jennifer of course) – but this was so YOU!! I can now look at cards and know which one is yours – this is fabulous and you made it so unique yet easy!!! So proud of you for doing what you do and reaching new levels Cathy!! *high five* and get married to the bone folder already πŸ˜‰

  30. #165
    Joanne Lowe

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the colors you’ve used on this star and the cut-out of the larger size–that really adds a neat pop!!! I too love the font of this Christmas Carols set, I’m hoping Hero Arts will bring out another such set with more of the faith-based Christmas Carols as a part deux next year–love the carols in this one but would like more and ones I’d use in my faith-based cards. Such beauty in this star, I’m blown away!

  31. #171
    Marci Snee

    What a beautiful way to use the nesting dies and a fun way to do a holiday card. I love the not typical colors or design you see everywhere else. Really, really cool. Thank you for sharing!

  32. #176
    Kathy Meredith

    Love this card and it’s simple, beautiful design! It will be so easily to duplicate when making lots of Christmas cards.

  33. #179
    Vikki H

    Your graphic designs are superb! I must confess to not enjoying foo foo on cards and your designs haven’t strayed that way. It’s fun to see your whole-hearted entry into card crafting!

  34. #185

    Wonderful graphic look — but I can also see it very lovely in alternating silver-white-gold or some such…

  35. #187
    Anne Sturgeon

    Love those dies. Your colors are so cool. San Serif is one of my favorites also. Thanks for sharing.

  36. #193
    Martha Berry

    Such a bright, modern card! Love the non-traditional colors and the flash of black to ground them.

  37. #197
    Linda Anderson

    Love your color combination on this fun card! This year I’ve been making Christmas cards with pink and lime green, which is a big stretch! The Infinity star is a great die and makes a stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

  38. #205
    Mary Holshouser

    Love that infinity die.
    At the top of my shopping list.
    Your card is so bright and colorful.
    Love it.
    thanks for sharing.

  39. #211
    Cara Porter

    I love this card! And I love how a lot of this release can be used for things other than just Christmas.
    Keep up the good work (and the insta-stories!) Cathy!

  40. #212

    Great card, the stars would be great for birthday cards too (especially super hero themed ones).

  41. #216
    Kristi H.

    Your graphic card is fantastic! I love the color choices. It looks like I will be buying a bunch of stuff from this release. Dear Santa…

  42. #217

    Love this card. When I first looked at the die set I was struggling for inspiration. TFS because now my mind is flooded with ideas.

  43. #220
    renee milner

    Argh! This die set is something else to add to my wish list! Your card is really cool, and I can see using these fun dies for a superhero-themed card too πŸ™‚

  44. #221
    Carolyn Sharkas

    Love this card, and the colors you used to make it. I struggle with clean and simple cards and this card is an awesome example. Thanks for sharing.

  45. #222
    Sharon L.

    Such a bright and lovely card. I may have to get the star die set now that I’ve seen it in action.

  46. #224
    eliza d

    I love holiday cards that are a little bit more modern and cool-looking – and not drowning in red and green. πŸ™‚ Great card!

  47. #230
    Dawn Jones

    I love the simplicity and the amazing colors. This is a great new die with so many options.

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