Jump Start the Holidays with Hero Arts - video and give away

Hi Stampers! Happy Friday!!!

Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter - and to rev up your holiday cardmaking motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month - she began the party on October 7, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way!  To make this party extra fun, we invited along the fabulously talented team at A Blog Named Hero! Lots of inspiration on this hop today.
You probably came here from Lea's blog, if not you can go back to the beginning and start over at the Hero Arts blog. Or look at the full list of hoppers on the bottom of this post.

And from here, you will head over to Jana's blog and expect to be wow-ed! 

Now, onto my card and box! I had to use the cutest Color Layering Penguin for my project today. He is irresistible! I used my MISTI to stamp few penguins using the pack of cubes and embossing powder that coordinate with this set. For my last layer I first stamped with black and then over stamped with Versamark and embossed with the sparkle embossing powder. Then die cut all the little penguins and set them aside. For the box I used 6 3/4" x 11" piece of Pool Layering paper and spritzed with the shimmer spray. I scored the 6 3/4" side at 2" and 5" and the 11" side at every 1 3/4" and you'll be left with 1/2" tab to adhere the box together. For the dome I used the Oval infinity dies as template for scoring (watch the video below).  I stamped the hand drawn snowflakes bold prints and embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. Watch the video below to see how this box came to be.

After I put my box together I adhered the penguin, some vellum on the bottom, sequins etc. While I was at it, since I had extra penguins I decided to make a coordinating card, that is shaker card. 





Prize: 
We will be giving away a $25 gift certificate, randomly chosen from all of the comments left at every stop along the blog hop. To enter, leave a comment on any of the blogs by Friday, November 10 at 11:59pst, and the winner will be announced on Lea Lawson's blog the on Sunday, November 12

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Comments

Kristie Goulet said…
ACK! The penguin is so cute! Love your projects!
Jess said…
Love the holidays and my favorite are holiday stamps. Loving all the inspiration. Great projects
Annette:) said…
The little chubby penguin is so adorable! Love your gift box. So pretty!
Unknown said…
I need to buy that Penguin!!! OMG is he cute. I love the gift box too... great job!
Anonymous said…
Really cute penguin and beautiful box!
Betty said…
what a darling little box to match your card - wonderful gift combo!
Becca Yahrling said…
That box is pretty special! I think we'd all love to receive it as a gift (even empty!). That penguin is so handsome!
Sue D said…
Very cute penguin gift box and matching shaker card.
Deb Selby said…
The gift box is wonderful. Se elegant.
Dee Earnshaw said…
love this adorable penguin image and your creativity in using it:)
Oh my goodness !! That box is just amazing !!
brenda said…
That penguin always makes me smile!! Your box and card are both so pretty and creative!
Lea Lawson said…
This is so cute!!! I love the shine that the heat embossing added...such a great touch!

Thank you so much for being part of my crafty comeback party - I appreciate it SO much!! ♥
creative lady said…
Your card and box are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial you are so creative!
Jeanne Beam said…
Love your Christmas card and the box is adorable. Thanks for sharing...
Trina P. said…
Cute gift set ensemble.
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
I'm in awe of your beautiful creation!
Brawny x said…
Wow fabulous creations x
Beth said…
Lovely shade of teal! Works well with the grey.
Isabelle said…
I love shaker cards, penguins and my favorite color is turquoise ! So you can imagine I just LOVE your card and this fantastic box. I took all the notes I could and will try to reproduce it tonight.... Thank you for sharing.
liz said…
Wow! What @ cute gift box
Anonymous said…
Very cute!
Unknown said…
This is darling! And i am feeling the need to scrap lift:) Thank you!
FD91354 said…
Love that penguin. I think its great HA make a kit with it too.. (including the ink and embossing powder)
Becky Moore said…
This is so cute and I really appreciate the tutorial too!
None None said…
I love the teal with the penguin! Everything just pops and the little box is just cute! Thank you for your great video - I have saved it to watch later.
CathyL said…
Darling little penguins!
Erika Crawford said…
Love these cards and the box.
Denise Bryant said…
Beautiful card and gift box ensemble! I love the color you used and that adorable penguin!
Oh how cute are these penguins?! Love the box too!
Christine said…
Great design. That penguin stamp sure is cute.
Teresa Marie said…
I love penguins and I love this card and box! Thank you for showing us how to make these!
Unknown said…
What a cute card and gift combo for the holidays!!
BeverlyBL said…
I love your penguin and shaker card but am fascinated by your darling gift box. I'm going to have to try that, so thanks for the video. Words would not have sufficed.
Michelle H said…
Your shaker card and penguin box are just adorable. Great job.
Debbie Rumpza said…
I really love your card and box set! The more I see that little baby penguin, the more I want him!
JmB said…
The box is too cute. I love how the top closes and the hills and embellishments you added. Thank you for the inspiration.
JanetB said…
Thank you for the video showing us how to make that cute box! Of course it is even cuter with that darling penguin.
Lisa Buchanan said…
Such a cute penguin! Loved the box, too, thank you for sharing!
Karen H said…
I adore your shaker card! That cute penguin in one of my favorite stamp sets.
Deb Jennings said…
Love the box, especially the top. So thankful that you shared how to make it. And you gave me such a good tip on how to make my layering penguin look "sharper". thank you
Unknown said…
Wonderful box. Thanks for including the video.
Rose W said…
Beautiful card. Love that box. I can't wait to try this!
Cindy C. said…
Super cute projects!!
Samantha said…
Very cute penguins!
Margaret said…
Well, if that penguin isn't the cutest thing! Thanks for showing us how to make the box - it's darling!
cghundley said…
Oh that gift box is
pretty, love the top.
Wonderful colors on
both and love the
shaker card.
Carla from Utah
Anne S said…
Such cute penguins and a really clever box design. Need to try this out with my crafting club!
Robin P said…
I just love your gift box design. So many possibilities. Thanks for sharing your video.
Angie Wylie said…
This penguin is adorable! Love the box--great way to present a gift. Thanks for sharing.
Unknown said…
This is the cutest penguin ever! Love him on the teal backgrounds. And his red bowtie just pops. Great projects!
I love the Penguin coloring, so realistic; and the box is unique!
Christy Malone said…
These are so cute! I love that little penguin.
Deborah Kaye said…
Lovely box and card! That penguin is so cute!
Judie said…
Gorgeous creations! The box is amazing!
Jenny said…
I adore this penguin, and your projects are wonderful!
Karthikha said…
Super cute creations :) The box is lovely!!
judy said…
I love the penguin box and matching card!
MargeE said…
Your penguins are so adorable. Love the box.
That box is awesome, and I love that it is a template and not a die so you can adjust the size as needed. Thank you for sharing!!!
Kim Faucher said…
That is such a cute idea. I love that penguin!!
Michelle Lupton said…
That box is awesome! Gorgeous projects :)
Valerija said…
Ooh wow! Your projects are just amazing! Love everything about them!
Valerija xx
Kentucky Daisy said…
Wow! The penguins are A-MAZ-ING!!! Hero Arts has totally outdone themselves in creating stamped images that look so lifelike! And your projects using the stamps are absolutely wonderful!! Great job!!!
Stacey Kowbel said…
Fantastic card and matching box! That penguin is adorable!
Starr said…
I love the penguin he is just to cute, thank you for sharing
Love the creativity--the projects are adorable!!!
Cheribella said…
Love it!!
Your video is awesome. I thought no way would I ever make a box...but you give such great directions I just may give it a try.
Thank you so very much for these creations