• Video: Father’s Day Card with Glasses Bold Prints

    You're the Best

    I really wanted to create a Father’s Day card with  even though my dad passed away 12 years ago. My dad always wore glasses, so this card makes me miss him so much. I made a video tutorial showing you how I created my card from start to finish. If you are having a problem viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube. […]

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  • Introducing Hero Arts Color Layering 2016

    Hello Beutiful by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Happy Friday, stampers! Today we’re very excited to introduce Hero Arts Color Layering 2016! Click HERE or on the cover image to check it out page by page. Did you see some stamps you recognize? That’s because this catalog expands upon our popular collection of Color Layering stamp sets in a fun, new way! We […]

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  • MISTI May-nia Winner!

    MISTI

    Last week we joined in the MISTI May-nia fun – with Iliana, the inventor of the MISTI, giving away a Mini MISTI every day during the month of May! Yay! We loved reading all of your kind comments on our blog post, and today we’re excited to announce that the winner of the Mini MISTI […]

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  • Making Waves

    Waves Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Yesterday, Mariana shared two fabulous ideas for using the Waves Stencil and today I’m back to share three more ways to use this versatile stencil. More often than not, I use my stencils to create full and partial backgrounds on my cards instead of patterned paper. And what I really love about stencils is the variety of both soft and bold patterns that you can create by simply changing your ink and paper colors.

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  • Chicago My Kind of Town

    Chicago by Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts

    The new Destination stamps collection is one of my favorites from the new Summer Catalog. The stamps that are part of it include some of the main cities of the U.S. and they are perfect to create cards, postcards, document your trips or even to use on your scrapbook pages. Today I am sharing a couple of cards featuring Kelly’s Chicago, which is one of my faves.

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  • It’s Your Day!

    It's Your Day by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    Cake + sprinkles = fun! What’s not to love about a birthday shaker card?

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  • Video: Embellished Die Cuts

    Thank You Set by Clare Prezzia

    Today I wanna share a pair of cards and a video showing several different ways to spice up your die cuts. For this first card, I stamped a background using the anchor from the Hipster at Heart stamp set and some white heat embossing. I used Pool and Soft Pool to color the background, and to set the stage for the die cut, I cut a simple flag panel of vellum.

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  • Happy Camper + MISTI Giveaway!

    Happy Camper by Libby Hickson for Hero Arts

    Believe it or not, the school year is wrapping up here in Georgia next week, and it’s time to finalize some teacher gifts! Every class at my kids’ school has a nickname – The Monkeys, The Hippos, The Butterflies, etc. My son’s teacher this year is Ms. Carroll, and her class is called Carroll’s Campers. I […]

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  • Winners, Winners and More Winners!

    Hi everyone! We have a heap of giveaway winners to announce today. Let’s get right to it! Drumroll… For the 2016 Summer Catalog Blog Hop, there are three lucky winners. Each will receive a $25 shopping spree to the Hero Arts Online Store: ► From Kathleen’s blog – Elaine Weberg, who said “I’m hungry for […]

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  • Raspberry Gelato

    Sweet Birthday Wishes by Tami Hartley for Hero Arts

    Ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato…I’ve never met a frozen treat I didn’t love! Naturally, when the Color Layering Ice Cream set came out, it was an immediate favorite and has since become my go-to set for birthday cards. It works for anyone! Today’s card was inspired by some of the yummiest raspberry gelato ever…

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  • Just Breathe

    Just Breathe Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Ever since Hero Arts added an outer frame die to their Paper Layering die collection I can’t stop playing with their designs, the Palm Tree die in particular. There are two main ways I like to use these dies in my cardmaking and I’d like to share both in this blog post, so keep on reading!

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  • I’m not “stringing you along”…

    Stringing Along by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    At first glance the stamp String Background might puzzle you, like it did me. But once I started thinking and foraging for ideas, I found three very different ways to use this stamp!

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