Hero Arts Christmas Blog Hop

Hero Arts Christmas Blog Hop

Hey hello, and welcome to my stop on the Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas blog hop. Here’s the list of the amazing artists who are hopping today — I’m so happy and honored to be among them.

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Lisa Spangler <<< you are here :)
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Lisa Spangler
Kelly Rasmussen
Donna Mikasa
Tami Hartley
Cheiron Brandon
Jennifer McGuire
Mariana Grigsby
Lucy Abrams
Libby Hickson
Yana Smakula
Wida Miller

Now that the bookkeeping is out of the way, on with my cards!

Stamp & Cuts

Today I have two cards to share with you! Both of the cards are made with stamps and matching dies from the Stamp & Cuts collection.

Stamp & Cuts by Lisa Spangler

The dies and stamps come packaged together and there are so many great designs to chose from! Here you can see the ones that I used:

Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts

Now, how about a closer look at the cards? :)

Let It Snow

The snowflake card uses the Let It Snow Stamp & Cuts set. I started off by stamping a blizzard of snowflakes with tide pool ink on a pool notecard.

Let it Snow by Lisa Spangler

Then I cut two windows out of the front, stamped two more snowflakes, cut them out, and adhered them behind the windows. I added one more snowflake to the front and that was that!

Merry Trees

I also used a pool notecard for the tree card, only this time I reverse folded it so that the pool part was on the inside.

Merry Christmas by Lisa Spangler

Next I die cut some trees out of the front of the card, then stamped more trees, cut them out, and layered them over top.

So cool, right?


Hero Arts will be giving away one GRAND PRIZE that includes an assortment of stamps, inks, stencils and dies valued at over $75. Two $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift cards will also be awarded. The three prize winners will be randomly selected from all comments received on the participating designers’ blogs, so the more comments they leave along the hop, the better their odds of winning. The giveaways will close at 11:59pm PST on Thursday, Oct 2, with the winners announced on the Hero Arts blog on Friday, Oct 3.

Keep on Hopping

Your next stop on the hop is Kelly’s blog — I can’t wait to see what she’s made!

Thanks so much for joining me today. xo


I’ve linked ya up to the Hero Arts Shop and Simon Says Stamp below! You can also find Stamp & Cuts at local stamp stores + JoAnn Fabrics. Just sayin :)

514 Replies to “Hero Arts Christmas Blog Hop”

  1. Fabulous cards, Lisa! I love your designs and the gorgeous colour combinations! Thanks for all the inspiration:)

  2. Celeste Goff says:

    What amazing cards! I just recently discovered how quick and easy die cutting can make card making and now they are my newest obsession!

  3. Jen Shipley says:

    I am loving the stamp and diecut sets. I can’t really choose a favorite. I love them all! I really love how you used them on your cards. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. ,LOVE the reversed card idea! Gotta get those trees!

  5. paperpicnic says:

    Wow, both of your cards are stunning, Lisa! I adore the way that you’ve used these Stamp and Cuts sets! Your card designs are always so modern! (Amazing photos too!)

  6. Rebecca Lucero says:

    I love working with Dies.

  7. Those aqua and red snowflakes just grabbed my attention. So creative and a fresh take on Christmas colors.

  8. Love the layered look and the cutout portions of the card.

  9. 2 very nice Christmas crads.

  10. I can’t wait to get my hands on these products. I absolutely LOVE what you did with them. I always love your “think outside the box” creations. You are AMAZING.

  11. Amante del Papel says:

    My godnees your cards are so amazing and so beautiful!!!!

  12. Agreed – very cool. It makes me look at my dies for my matching stamps in a new way! Much appreciated.

  13. Love your cards. The colors are amazing! Really love that pool with the red :)

  14. Wonderful cards! I love how you used the positive and negative of the die cuts. Great color combinations too!

  15. All fantastic cards! I especially love the one with the trees and the a Merry Christmas tag. Those stamp and cut sets are awesome!

  16. Jenn Morrill says:

    Love the cut outs and using the negative space to pop-up!

  17. Both cards are stunning, Lisa. Great use of the dies.

  18. Theresa Lafleur says:

    I love how you used the pool note cards for both types of cards you made. You used them so differently you wouldn’t know they were plane base cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. I love both cards. Very pretty and very cute die cuts!!

  20. I am in LOVE with the dies included with the stamps.

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