• Merry Christmas!

    Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas and most joyful holiday season!

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  • Friend Friday with Chameleon – Week 1

    Hello and welcome to our first Friend Friday with Chameleon! We are honored that they’ve asked us to collaborate with them this month. Our artists will show creations each Friday this month, colored with the fabulous Chameleon pens – and over at their blog, the Chameleon design team is coloring Hero Arts images, too! What […]

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  • Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

    Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where […]

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  • Buffalo Plaid for the Holidays

    I’m loving buffalo plaid lately, and today I’m going to show you how you can easily create this pattern and incorporate it into your holiday cards. I started with piece of red and white grid patterned paper from Kelly’s Designer Paper Pad. This small grid provided the perfect guidelines for stamping. I simply counted six […]

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  • Merry and Bright

    For today’s card I have created a soft and subtle background using the Holiday Florals Bold Print. This stamp is beautiful and features detailed and delicate images of small holiday greenery and florals. It’s a great image to heat emboss in any color! I started out by creating a light watercolored background using some green […]

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  • Christmas Card Trio

    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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  • Selective Stenciling for Holiday Cards

    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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  • 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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  • Destination Christmas!

    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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