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  • Christmas Card Trio

    Christmas Card Trio by Taheerah Atchia for Hero Arts

    Hello stampers! We’re delighted to have a super talented guest artist joining us from across the pond today. Please give Taheerah Atchia a big Hero Arts welcome and enjoy her trio of gorgeousness! Hi! I’m Taheerah. I’m a geek. And I like to make stuff. I live in the UK with my wonderful cats, and […]

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  • Stacked Words Christmas Tree


    I wanted to build a bold, symbolic Christmas tree using words from Peace, Love, Joy on a holiday themed background. After heat embossing the images from Holiday Florals Bold Prints with gold embossing powder, I colored them with Copic markers. Next, I heat embossed each word using white embossing powder on a piece of black cardstock. Then I cut them out […]

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  • Video: Holiday Card with a Hidden Gift Card Pocket

    Holiday Card with a Hidden Gift Card Pocket by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    I often give gift cards to my friends and family and I always look for beautiful ways to present them. In today’s blog post I would like to share a card that features simple to make hidden gift card pocket. Keep in mind I am sharing a Christmas card, but this idea and technique works […]

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  • Hero Arts Holiday Gift Guide 2016


    ‘Tis the season for giving! Whether you’re searching for the perfect gifts for the paper crafters on your list, or treating yourself to a little something, we’re here to help with these five handpicked favorites. If there’s one technique that brings the “wow” factor every time, it’s heat embossing. Beautiful embossed results start with the […]

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  • Selective Stenciling for Holiday Cards

    Selective Stenciling by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Have you finished making your holiday cards? Thankfully, there is still plenty of time! With a simple idea, you can find inspiration to make cards quickly. Today I’m sharing a pair of holiday cards that I made by stenciling a select portion of the Crossing Waves Stencil and a select portion of the Leaf and Berry Stencil. Take another look at your stencils – you might find a hidden holiday shape!

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!


    We at Hero Arts wish you and your family a warm and happy Thanksgiving! There is so much to be thankful for. We count you among our many blessings.

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  • Holiday Cardmaking Challenge Winners


    Welcome to our Holiday Cardmaking Challenge winners post. First of all, a big thank you to all who created projects for this challenge – we were amazed by the quality of entries submitted! Bravo to all. Choosing the winners was a difficult task, but we finally narrowed it down and we’re very excited to share these […]

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  • Flashing Car Headlights Light Up Christmas Card with Chibi Lights

    Flashing Car Headlights Light Up Christmas Card with Chibi Lights by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    Chibitronics Lights seem to be all the rage lately and just in time for Christmas! By incorporating a little light up element into your Holiday cards you can easily take your projects to the next level and have the recepient go WOW! For my today’s project I decided to combine Chibi Lights and one of Kelly Purkey’s […]

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  • VIDEO: Snowy Christmas Light Up Scene


    Today’s card is a fun one – it’s beautiful on its own, but there’s a super fun interactive element! For today’s card, I started off by creating a background using the Star Confetti die as a stencil, and heat embossing a background using Versamark and Sparkle embossing powder on kraft cardstock. I then stamped some Snowy […]

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  • Awesome Add-ons: November Edition

    Stenciled Happy Holidays by Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts

    Hi stampers! We have lots of inspiration to share with you today in a 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. November’s add-ons include a fun stencil, two […]

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  • Destination Christmas!

    Holiday Destination by Libby Hickson for Hero Arts

    Today I’m sharing cards I created for the 2016 Winter Catalog. The woodblock “destination” stamps have been some of my favorites this year. They are so cute, look completely awesome on my shelf in my craft room, and stir up happy travel memories of so many of the great cities in our beautiful country. So […]

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  • Quick and Easy Holiday Cardmaking


    Christmas cards. I think it’s a common dilemma amongst cardmakers – you want to send out cards with a special, homemade touch, but it takes a lot of time, and you don’t want the card to be boring, or to cost more to mail, etc, etc. I think that today’s card could be a nice solution […]

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