Hero Arts & Ellen Hutson – Collaboration Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hi, Friends!

We’re celebrating Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson today! One of the things I love most about Ellen Hutson (and her company) is her United We Flourish campaign. The goal is for companies to work together to form an unbreakable bond through friendship and community. They do a series call Meet the Maker and today, the focus is on Hero Arts and the owner, Aaron Leventhal.

My favorite Hero Arts stamps are the ones that are filled with positive messages and the You Are Loved stamp set is one of them! Jennifer McGuire and Hero Arts worked on this stamp set together to help support the Kind Campaign – an organization that works to end bullying. Did you know that 25% of the proceeds are donated to the Kind Campaign from Hero Arts? That’s what makes Aaron Leventhal so amazing!! He’s such a giver and I have said this before, and will say it again – I’m so honored to design for such an amazing man and his company!

Ironically, I did not choose this stamp set with the United We Flourish campaign and the Kind Campaign in mind. I sat down and reflected on what I wanted to say thinking about both amazing companies and I’m sitting here typing this will chills. I just simply love this card-making and paper-crafting community so much that sometimes, my heart just wants to burst!

Today’s card is simple, but the message is strong. I ink-blended the background and used the Bold Graphic Confetti Die to add a lattice over the inked background. I then cut a heart from Hero Arts’ Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies from vellum to use as a focal point for my card. In the center, I stamped one of the images using a watermark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. To give the heart more definition, I also ran the watermark ink around the edges of the vellum heart and added gold embossing powder it also.

The sentiment is stamped over black cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. Before adhering anything together, I added some gold thread to the back of the sentiment strip, adhered that to the vellum using foam adhesive, then adhered the whole thing to the card panel. The card was then finished off with a few white jewels.


GIVEAWAY INFO:

You can win one of three $25 gift certificates to the Ellen Hutson shop! Winners will be drawn from commenters along the blog hop so make sure to comment at each stop before Friday, June 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


BLOG HOP LIST:
Adelina Starace
Caly Person <–You are HERE
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Janette Kausen
Carly Tee Minner
Ilina Crouse
Emily Midgett
Libby Hickson
Kelly Griglione
Julee Tilman
Lisa Spangler
Debi Adams
Michele Ferguson
Laurie Willison
Sandy Allnock
Amy Kolling
Therese Calvird
Lydia Fiedler
Julie Ebersole


There’s a sale going on now! Be sure to take advantage! Click on the image above to shop or use any of the links below.

Thank you all for stopping by today!

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SUPPLIES:
*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (HA for Hero Arts, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support! To find out more about how affiliate links work and the companies I’m affiliated with, please check my Shopping/Affiliate Disclosure Page

HA You Are Loved Messages
HA You Are Loved Messages
HA | SSS | EH | HMSB
HA Bold Graphic Confetti Die
HA Bold Graphic Confetti Die
HA | SSS | EH
HA Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies
HA Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies
HA | SSS | EH
HA Gold Embossing Powder
HA Gold Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
HA | SSS | EH | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
SSS | EH | HMSB
HA Embossing & Watermark
HA Embossing & Watermark
HA | SSS | EH
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
TH Distress Oxide Set 1
SSS | EH | SBPal
TH Distress Oxide Set 4
TH Distress Oxide Set 4
SSS | EH | SBPal
HA Classic Vellum Layering Paper
HA Classic Vellum Layering Paper
HA | SSS
HA Hero Hues Dove White
HA Hero Hues Dove White
HA | SSS | EH
HA Hero Hues Pitch Black
HA Hero Hues Pitch Black
HA | SSS | EH
HA Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
HA Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded Cards
HA | SSS | EH
Coats & Clark Gold Thread
Coats & Clark Gold Thread
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
SSS | EH | AMZN
PS Jewels Mix
PS Jewels Mix
PS | SSS | EH
HA Precision Glue
HA Precision Glue
HA | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
SSS | EH | AMZN
Absorber
Absorber
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
Tonic Glass Media Mat
Tonic Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH

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