Hero Arts Summer 2017 Catalog Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome. I’m honored to be taking part in the Hero Arts Blog Hop celebrating their Summer Catalog. If you haven’t checked out the Summer Catalog yet, you can click HERE and check it out.

THIS set quickly won my heart and I created two cards with it to share today…

I clear heat embossed THIS background stamp on to a piece of blue and teal cardstock. I stamped the puffer fish and birthday hat images on a piece of THIS watercolor cardstock. I used THESE watercolors to color in the images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I white heat embossed coordinating sentiments from the set. One on a small circle and one on a strip of cardstock. I used Distress ink on the edges of the panel and sentiments to make them pop.

These cards feature a fun technique to stretch your dies and create your own spinner die using your nesting dies. I used two of THESE circle dies and taped them together once they were evenly spaced. I ran it through my die-cut machine and it cut two circle pieces out. I adhered the middle circle down flat to the card base and adhered the center circle with foam tape to match the height of the card base. This creates a track for the image to spin around. There are dies on the market that creates a similar track, but I like that using the infinity dies give you the options of different size tracks…

Click HERE to see the cards in action over on my Instagram. Oh, and see that orange pocket in the picture where I store my dies? Click HERE for a Quick Crafty Tip I’ve shared about that.

I finished off the cards by attaching the fish images to a dime using an adhesive foam circle inside the track. I added some shine to the fish using THIS pen as well as THESE adhesive backed google eyes because everything is better with a google eye, right!? I also added some seaweed to the bottom of each card using the dies in last month’s My Monthly Hero kit.

I created these with kids in mind, but I think it would put a smile on anyone’s face. I hope you give this custom spinner track technique a try.


KEEP HOPPING
Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Ilina Crouse. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Laura Bassen
Wanda Guess
May Park
Amy Tsuruta
Cheiron Brandon
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas 
Jenn Shurkus
Clare Prezzia
Tracie Pond
Michelle Short
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson


GIVEAWAY
Hero Arts is giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all of the blogs. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment by May 24th at 11:59 PT


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170 Comments

  1. Sally Ann Bird
    May 20, 2017

    These puffer fish are the best! I remember my kiddos use to love a story able a stickleback fish…these reminded me of that story. Great bright colors…love your card!

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  2. Jennifer Cole
    May 20, 2017

    Wonderful puffer fish and those googly eyes are awesome!

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  3. Debbie B
    May 20, 2017

    Adorable cards! Everyone just loves all the interactive cards that are happening these days! Thanks for your instructions! This Hero Arts release is amazing! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  4. Jackie
    May 20, 2017

    These puffer fish really are just the cutest!! Love your cards and to make the puffer fish as spinner cards is a fabulous idea!! Love it!!

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  5. Holly Jackson
    May 20, 2017

    Heather I love your circle slider! Very cute!

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  6. Dannelle Kohn
    May 20, 2017

    Love love love this stamp set what a great idea with use of the spinner!

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  7. Brenda Brannon
    May 20, 2017

    LOVE, LOVE LOVE What you have done with the puffer fish!

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  8. patti
    May 19, 2017

    Your cards are so cute, I have to order this set.

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  9. Pat Hoban
    May 19, 2017

    Thanks for the genius idea on spinners! Love your cards!

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  10. Lezlye Lauterbach
    May 19, 2017

    adorable cards with such a fun technique,

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  11. Leni
    May 19, 2017

    Super fun cards!

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  12. Mary-Anne V
    May 19, 2017

    Such a cute Puffer fish's set. I love how you use these images on your cards really really cute!

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  13. Roberta
    May 19, 2017

    These puffer fish are so stinking cute. What a fun card for someone to receive.

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  14. Nathalie Paquette
    May 19, 2017

    Adorable idea to me these cute fishes spinning !

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  15. Rebecca Ednie
    May 19, 2017

    Oh my word, so cute! You chose the perfect interactive card style for these little fishy's.

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