Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Making Cards for Hero Arts

If you're looking for my Simon Says Stamp challenge post, please scroll down one post or click HERE.

Have you seen the post at the Hero Arts Blog showing the cards several of us made for Hero Arts?   Every year at the beginning of December, Hero Arts stores have Catalog Debut Parties.  At these parties, stores show the brand new Hero Arts products from the big new annual catalog.  Each store gets sample boards that have card samples using the new stamps, and we got to make these cards this year!  I was so tickled to be a part of it, and wanted to share just a couple photos of the card I worked on.

2012 HA card

I like to think of this as the "L" card.  Lisa Spangler designed it, Lisa Carroll and Lisa Stein cut out all those flower heads, and I put all the pieces together - 199 times!  Many, many thanks to Lisa and Lisa for all that cutting; they saved me lots and lots of time!

Here is a picture taken at our local Archiver's in Fairlawn, OH at a catalog debut party on December 10,  showing the board with my card on it!  I was so thrilled to see it there!

Card Board1

And here's a picture of all of them before they were sent to Hero Arts:

199 cards for 2012 catalog parties

If you're wondering how long it took me to get these finished, I worked at them for 10 consecutive days in November, and produced them in an assembly line, first cutting out all the pieces to size, then stamping the flower, coloring the leaves and stem, then popping the cut-out flowers on top and then adding the sentiment strip and the pearls.  I finished them before Thanksgiving.

Many thanks to Hero Arts for allowing me to be part of this new catalog debut!

26 comments:

  1. You AMAZE me! I love love that HA chose YOU to make this particular card! You did it so SPLENDIDLY!! What a sight to see all the same beautifully crafted cards displayed together!( Now that's one shot I missed!)HUGS to you for an excellent job done!

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  2. Wow Lin, these look fabulous - amazing work, Jo x

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  3. Wow Lin what a chance to make this sample card for Hero Arts, love Lisa's design and what a fabulous photo of all your finished cards.

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  4. Congratulations!!! Oh my! That is so many beautiful cards! Quite an honour to be chosen to have your card featured but it's certainly a lot of work! :D
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. I also attended a catalog debut party at our local store on the 15 th of december... and there was one of these boards with the three cards!

    You did a great job, all you L's!

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  6. These are amazing! Thanks to all the "L" s hard work!

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  7. WOWOWOWOWW! I can't believe how many you made!! I LOVE that flower with the pearls--AMAZING! You rock!!!

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  8. WOW!!! Amazing!!! No wonder you were asked Lin. You did an awesome job...they look so pretty together. Wish I had a chance to see them in real.

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  9. WOW - that is amazing! The card is beautiful. I put this stamp on my wish list when I saw it on the "card" in the catalog. Well done to all of you - isn't it so sweet when you have such sweet spirits to help you :)

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  10. Wow, that's a whole lot of cards Lin! Big congrats on helping out Hero Arts!

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  11. Love that shot of all the cards together, Lin! You did a fantastic job with the cards. I love how you colored the flowers!

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  12. Holy Smokes Lin! What a beautiful collection of cards! Happy Holidays!

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  13. this is a beautiful card Lin and you worked so hard to make this many... very impressive.. How did you manage to make all the other cards you posted at the same time...

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  14. Wow you have been busy! Lovely work Lin, love your bingo card too!

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas
    Hugs
    Cathyx

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, absolutely amazing!

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  16. Stunning card and what an achievement!

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  17. This is huge pile of card! Beautiful cards!

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  18. WOW... it's amazing to see them all finished like that! That is a HUGE accomplishment, Lin, and I was honored to have been able to help. :)

    Many hugs to you, Lin! Merry Christmas! xo

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  19. Very lovely card! I looked your name on HA blog post about this card.
    Really amazing to finish all the card! The photo at the bottom is quite a spectacle!!!

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  20. Oh wow !! gorgeous card Lin and it's fabulous to see them all in one photo !! AWESOME !! and so nice to have been chosen by Hero Arts !! :-) Well Done :-) xx

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas xx

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  21. Lin! What an amazing amount of work on these cards! I love this card the most because of the flower! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  22. What a labor of love! I saw the board at my LSS and was trying to guess who did which card! I guessed correctly that you did the flower card!

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  23. Oh my Lin
    this was my favorite out of all of them. wah hoooooo
    amazing work
    xxo

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  24. Hi Lin,

    today I have received my first shipment of HA Debut Collection (well, things go a bit slowlier here in Europe :D) and I´ve also received 3 different displays with sample cards. Just found your blog hunting for stamp images and I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK WHILE ASSEMBLING THE CARDS! I really appreciate that! All the cards are amazing!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!