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  • Pop-Up House Card Tutorial


    Hello and happy Leap Day! An extra day this year also means an extra day of inspiration, and today we are thrilled to have Ilina Crouse joining us on the blog with a super clever and fun pop-up project. Take it away, Ilina…! It’s a privilege and honor to be a guest on the Hero […]

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  • Big Leap Day Sale!


    Happy Leap Day, stampers! We thought it would be fitting to celebrate the extra day this year with an extra special event — a big storewide sale! Today only, everything in the Hero Arts Online Store is 29% off. That’s right… 24 hours. 29% off. Everything. Use code LEAPDAY29 at checkout. The code is valid […]

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  • 2016 Catalog Blog Hop Winners

    It’s time to announce the winners from our 2016 Catalog Blog Hop! These lucky commenters have each won a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree: From Yana’s blog – Janet Sisk, who said “Fabulous card! I just love how you made those fish look so real. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.” From Wanda’s […]

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  • Video: Scented Ink Fun!

    Strawberry Card by Courtney Hickson for Hero Arts

    According to the calendar of “national days”, tomorrow is National Strawberry Day! My eight year old daughter, Courtney, thought this was the perfect reason to put her new strawberry scented ink pad to good use and create this little card

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  • Party Time Piñata

    Party Time Pinata by Lucy Abrams for Hero Arts

    I’m always in need of more birthday cards and I love to send fun, interactive cards to family and friends. So today I have created a colourful birthday shaker card featuring the sweet Piñata stamp.  To make my card, I first stamped the Piñata on some watercolor paper, then painted it in rainbow watercolors. Once dry, I hand […]

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  • So Happy For You

    So Happy For You by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Hello! There are so many great ways to create dimension on your cards and today I’m excited to show off the fabulous new  that brings dimension to a whole new level! To create the card, I die cut the Paper Layering Mum from a circle piece of watercolor paper just slightly larger than my flower. […]

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  • Birthday Cake Layering

    Birthday Cake Layering by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    A birthday is the perfect opportunity to break out the confetti and surprise someone with a vibrant celebration card. But, what’s a celebration without a colorful cake and some candles? I used the new Birthday Cake Layering set to create a pair of bright birthday cards.

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  • Video: Stretching Color Layering Stamps

    Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful using For You Color Layering Stamp Set by Yana Smakula

    Who said color layering stamp sets only have to be used for color layering, for creating one multi-colored image? Yes, they work beautifully for that (and always produce stunning results), but can also be stretched in a way. Today I am inviting you to try to use each color layering stamp individually. To be able to […]

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  • It’s the Little Things


    Birds are so pretty and one of the things that I like about them, is their vibrant colors which have always amazed me. Certainly, I can never have enough stamps of little birds, and coloring this type of image with markers can be a lot of fun. Today I am featuring a pretty set of woodblock stamps called A Little Birdie. This set includes five stamp images and two different sentiments.

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  • Handwritten Thank You

    thank you blooms by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    Thank you cards, I don’t think we can ever have too many in our stash. Have you seen the beautiful new Handwritten Thank You stamp?

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  • Farewell, Friends!


    I am eternally grateful to be writing this post today – the chance to work with all of the amazing people at Hero Arts has been one of the best experiences for me, since this company has always had a special place in my heart when it comes to crafting. It is bittersweet that I […]

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  • A Greeting Cover-Up!

    Greeting Cover-Up by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    I love getting brand new clear stamps, mounted on their clear protector sheets! They are arranged pretty enough to stamp, and that is exactly what I did! I inked the entire Many Everyday Messages with Green Apple Bold Ink. I played with all of our new Bold Inks on my favorite white paper. White paper always gives you the purest ink colors.

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