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. Great cards! I love the cut out trees.

  2. Love the colour combo on the snowflake card and the way you have created dimension with the die cuts – great designs!

  3. Memoriesbymanda says:

    Love the Stamp n Cuts and how you used them. great cards.

  4. I live in Florida and I hate cold weather but I love to make snowflake cards.

  5. Cute cute cards! I really like the Merry Trees card. The cutouts in the cards make clever little windows :)

  6. love the peek a boo look

  7. Love how the open work creates dimension.

  8. Dianne Kozil says:

    Loved all 3 of these and the cut outs are great!!!

  9. Such pretty cards…the the cut out effect on both of them. :)

  10. sherry butcher says:

    Great cards, love the cut outs and the trees too. Nice stamps and dies. TFS.

  11. Beautiful cards. I really like how the cut out trees give the card extra dimension.

  12. So inspiring! I’m in the mood to make my Christmas cards.

  13. Love the tree stamps!

  14. Your card are so cute with the cut outs! I love the new stamp and die combos for the holidays!

  15. Very nice cards, Lisa. I really like the window effect and I need to pickup the Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas stamp and cut. That is the best concept since sliced bread.
    Betsy in the Seattle suburbs

  16. Cindy Brooks says:

    I love, love, love, those snowflakes and trees!

  17. WOWZERS! I love the cut out cards! Fantastic!

  18. Love the use of the die with the mix of positive and negative. Great cards – think tree is my favourite, very Christmassy yet so fresh looking. Thanks Lisa.

  19. The tree set is so cute! I see great possibilities for using this set all year round.

  20. Christine W says:

    Cute cards, I love the tree card and your use of colors.

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