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, love the one with the trees

  2. Love the trees! So cute!

  3. Love, love, love the stamp and cuts. The combination of using cutouts and layering is a nice touch.

  4. Love the snowflake windows on your card!!

  5. I just loved loved loved this card, well both of the cards! I love the way you cut them out and then put the the trees on top of the cutouts that was an awesome to do these cards and I love the colors!!

  6. heather scott says:

    Love the combo of cut outs and pop ups on the cards!

  7. You got a lot of depth with the die cut and then adding the cut outs. Thanks for the ideas.

  8. Love your cards! Love the colors and using the negative part of a die is awesome… I have been wanting to try this….. love all the stamps and die sets :)

  9. love those cut-out windows.

  10. I love the tree stamps and die cut!

  11. I love the color combo of the red and turquoise. I wouldn’t imagine they would work so well together!

  12. Amazing cards! Love the Christmas tree die!

  13. I love these new cards and dies you used. So fun for Christmas &
    winter with these colors…

  14. Barbara Martin says:

    Love the way you layered the die cuts partially over the cut-outs!

  15. I love the way you used the positive and negative cutouts on the same card. Quite inspirational.

  16. chrisdomino says:

    These are great combos and your creations are terrific too.

  17. Die cuts add an interesting new element!

  18. Both cards are wonderful, Lisa! Love the colors on the snowflake one.

  19. Lovely cards!

  20. Love the cards.

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