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  • Golden Treasures + Blog Hop Winners!

    Golden Treasures by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    Our new Japanese Wishing Garden set is full of small images to use in many ways. When I think of Asian-themed cards, I think simple with hints of gold. So many of their washi papers are embedded with gold. Keeping in that tradition, I made one card and one gift tag with gold embossing. For […]

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  • Hello Spring

    Hello Spring by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    Hello! I can’t believe that we’re almost wrapping up the month of February. Where does the time go? I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to Spring. Today I’m featuring the new Color Layering Birds and Blossoms set. This is one of my favorites because I simply adore cherry blossoms. There are a […]

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  • Video: Wishing You Peace and Harmony with the Paper Layering Koi

    Wishing You Peace and Harmony by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero Arts

    Good morning! Jess here to share an interactive slider card using the new Paper Layering Koi, the watercolor dot palette, and the Nesting Circle Infinity dies! I made a video tutorial showing how I created this card.  If you’re having a problem viewing the video, please try watching it HERE on our YouTube channel! To […]

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  • Coffee & Croissant for Breakfast

    Coffee & Croissant for Breakfast Card by Yana Smakula for Hero Arts

    What do you say we treat ourselves to traditional French breakfast today – steaming delicious coffee and a buttery, flaky croissant! Hero Arts 2017 Spring catalog has entire section dedicated to Parisian Style – it features a handsome Color Layering Rooster, gorgeous Eiffel Tower and lots of various images that one would usually associate with France. I […]

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  • Patterned Backgrounds with the Honeycomb Stencil

    Honeycomb Stencil by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Hi! Using stencils in my card designs is a fun challenge that I personally love! In particular, some stencils are perfect for creating beautiful background patterns. Today I’m sharing a set of thank you cards with three different, colorful backgrounds that I made with the new, “must-have” Honeycomb Stencil. The possible patterns that can be created with this stencil are virtually limitless.

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  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Looking for a birthday card design that could work for just about anyone? I’ve got you covered. This simple design featuring the new Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts and some watercoloring is just the ticket! I started out by creating a watercolor background using various colors of Distress Ink. I painted a gradient of rainbow […]

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  • The 2017 Catalog Products are HERE! + Blog Hop & Giveaway


    Welcome! We have been sharing projects here using products from our 2017 Catalog release. And you may have seen some of them at your favorite retailers. Today the new products are available right here in the Hero Arts Store! There are 145 new products in all! So if you have been eyeing some things that […]

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  • Video: Welcome Baby Cards with Stamped Background & Die-cut Letters


    Today I have a very simple card combining stamped background with alphabet die-cuts. I started by stamping my images from the new CM142 Birthday Animal Silhouettes stamp set on Pool Mix Layering Paper with Mint Julep ink. Then I die cut letters using the new DI342 Luggage Tag Alphabet Frame Cuts and mounted them on the card front […]

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  • Color Layering Water Lilies

    Water Lilies by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

    I have always found water lilies magical in a way. I find them very calming and just beautiful to look at. The new Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set is so beautiful and I really enjoyed using it for my card today. I first took a piece of watercolour paper and added some colour to […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Creating the 2017 Catalog Cover


    Raun Edano designs many of the Hero Arts stamps and dies you love, but did you know he also created the beautiful cover of the 2017 Catalog? We received many kind comments and a few questions about the cover, so we thought it would be fun to give you a behind-the-scenes look at its creation. […]

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  • You Age Well


    Like any other self-respecting card maker, I enjoy sending my friends and family some of the creations that I labored hours over. ;) However, I enjoy sending these labors of love even more when I have a quirky – or dare I say, cheesy? – sentiment to add to them. The new Irreverent Birthday Messages […]

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  • A Pop of (New) Color!

    Hero Art Ink

    One of my favorite parts of a new catalog is the addition of new inks and accents, and the 2017 Catalog does not disappoint! Today I thought I would share a closer look at a few of the fabulous new color products from the catalog. First, two new shades have been added to the Bold […]

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