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  • Video: Small Stamps, Big Backgrounds

    When I first saw the new Origami Happy Holidays, I immediately knew I wanted to do a “stained glass” sort of card. As I was making the card, I realized how versatile images are!

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  • Creative Team Rewind!

    Every now and then we like to share a Creative Team Rewind blog post- a look at some of the wonderful work our talented team is sharing outside of the Hero Arts blog. Today’s rewind post has a very festive, holiday theme! The first card is from Yana, and features one of our favorite woodblock […]

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  • One-Layer Christmas Cards with Stamped Backgrounds

    As you probably know, my favorite cardmaking technique is creating my stamped background using small images from various stamp sets. It’s a great way to get more out of your small stamps. This time I pulled out three stamp sets from 2016 Winter Catalog: Holiday Mittens, Build a Wreath, and Color Layering Wreath. To add some […]

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  • Snow Much Fun! + Giveaway Winners

    Hello! When we launched our Holiday Cardmaking Challenge a couple weeks ago, I shared a little pop-up box card I had made using the Holiday Cheer stamp set. I never got around to cleaning up the supplies on my desk (oopsie!) so I just had to have some more fun with them!

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  • Hero Hostess Blog Hop: Day 2

    Welcome back to day two of the Hero Hostess Alumni Blog Hop! We had so much fun yesterday hopping along checking out the beautiful creations from the Hostesses and hope you did too. Are you feeling the holiday crafting spirit? Lucky for all of us, the Hostesses have another batch of stampy goodness to share […]

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  • Hero Hostess Blog Hop: Day 1

    Hello and happy Monday! Today we’re super excited to be part of a special blog hop reunion of our wonderful Hero Hostesses! This is actually the last stop on the hop — you’ll want to start from the beginning at Virginia Lu’s blog and work your way here consecutively so that you don’t miss a […]

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  • Merry Christmas

    I can’t believe that we’re over half way through October. The days are just flying by. It’s a great time to start making those holiday cards. You can make a couple a week and finish off with a pretty good stash of them. Make them a clean and simple design and you can easily create […]

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  • Awesome Add-Ons: October Edition

    Hi stampers! We have loads of inspiration to share with you today in a new feature we’re calling “Awesome Add-ons.” As you may know, along with each My Monthly Hero kit release, we introduce several new add-on products that can be used with the kit or on their own. October’s add-ons include holiday and winter […]

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  • Plan for a Great Birthday!

    Today I have an idea for stretching your planner stamps to make them work in other ways. They’re not only for planners – I like to try using them for birthday cards, too. I love tailoring birthday cards specifically for the person. One way to do that is by taking their special day and making […]

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  • Video: Snowy Winter Card with Planner Products

    Snowy Winter Card with Planner Products by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    In case you haven’t yet had the chance to take a look at Hero Arts Planner Catalog and products – I highly encourage you to do so. Even if you are not a planner person, but a “die hard cardmaker” – you’ll love them! Today I’m mixing planner products with previously released Kelly Purkey Holiday […]

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  • New Clearly Kelly Ink Color Swatches

    A few days ago these lovelies showed up at my house. *happy sigh* It took all of 30 seconds before I was breaking into them. Do you do this when you get new inks? Immediately swipe them on the nearest surface? I just can’t wait to see what they look like, so I do messy […]

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  • Happiest of Holidays

    It won’t be long before the holidays are here and it’s never too early to start on those holiday cards! So today I decided to get a jump start on my holiday cards and play along with our new Holiday Cardmaking Challenge.

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