• Joy To The World

    Joy to the World by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    As much as I like using nontraditional colors for some of my holiday cards, I really love making cards with the traditional red and green colors of Christmas. When I saw the new Joy To The World stamp set, I was inspired to create another traditional holiday element for my card, a large Christmas tree.

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  • New Challenge Begins Today!


    It’s that time again. Time for a new challenge here at Hero Arts! Today we’re excited to kick off our 2015 Holiday Cardmaking Challenge. It’s a great opportunity to get started making some of the holiday cards you plan to send this season, and enter to win one of several Hero Arts shopping sprees while […]

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  • One more day for My Monthly Hero!

    MMH Poinsettia by Libby Hickson for Hero Arts

    Hi! I’m popping in today to share a little more inspiration using the October 2015 My Monthly Hero kit – and to remind you that it will only be available for order for a little longer! Orders will close at midnight Sunday night, so if you love it, I recommend you get your hands on […]

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  • Clearly Kelly Planner Blog Hop + giveaway!

    Kelly Purkey Planner Blog Hop by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Hello and welcome to the Clearly Kelly Planner Blog Hop! Today we’re excited to bring the new Clearly Kelly line of planner products to our store! They’re also available at your favorite retailer, where they’ve already been a huge hit. If you love to plan, we know you will love these stamps! Make sure to read […]

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  • Baby Bear

    Baby Bear Main by Lucy Abrams for Hero Arts

    Today I have a card to share that I created with some of the Lia Griffith holiday stamps. However, I decided to mix things up a little and create a non holiday card. The sweet polar bears from the Winter Bear Set by Lia match perfectly with the bear from the Animal Trio set, and I thought they would make a sweet mama, papa and baby bear scene.

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  • My Monthly Hero – Back for a Limited Time!


    A note from Aaron Leventhal, CEO of Hero Arts: “Thank you for all of your love and support! We are very excited there was so much interest in our new My Monthly Hero kit program, which released on Monday. There was so much excitement, it overwhelmed our new website. So sorry everyone! Our web developer has […]

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  • Scandinavian Holiday with Guest Designer Maya Isaksson

    Scandinavian Holiday by Maya Isaksson for Hero Arts

    I’m thrilled to be back again as a guest here at Hero Arts. When I saw the cute Scandinavian Holiday by Lia stamp set I was so excited. I live in Sweden and the set has some really traditional Swedish images that are perfect for Christmas.

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  • Christmas Joy Tag

    Christmas Joy Jar by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    I love to give my friends and family pretty packages that are wrapped with a homemade touch. To make this possible during the busy holiday season, I always like to have a stack of tags on hand to tie on those last minute gift bags, boxes and jars that are headed out the door. So […]

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  • My Monthly Hero is Here!

    MMH October 2015 blog

    We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the poinsettia inspiration we’ve shared the past few days! Maybe it even gave you a little creative inspiration as you celebrated World Cardmaking Day over the weekend? The day we’ve been looking forward to is finally here – the launch of our much-anticipated My Monthly Hero: Creativity in a […]

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  • My Monthly Hero Winner!


    We hope you’ve enjoyed our Countdown to Creativity the past few days! The launch of My Monthly Hero is only a few short hours away, and we’re super excited to share our first kit with you! As promised, we have one kit to giveaway to a lucky blog reader. We’ve randomly selected a comment from our […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #8 + giveaway!

    My Monthly Hero October 2015 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    I’m wrapping up the Countdown to Creativity with one last post featuring the My Monthly Hero kit, before it launches in the store tomorrow, October 5 at noon EST! I absolutely adore the My Monthly Hero poinsettia stamp set, frame cuts, and inks! Nothing says “holiday” like a beautiful, red poinsettia! The three shades of red […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #7 + giveaway!


    You know, one of the nice things about flower stamp sets is that you’re not limited by color choices, like with real flowers. Exhibit A: blue poinsettias. I stamped the poinsettias from the My Monthly Hero October kit using  – this set is perfect for these multi-step stamp sets, as it has two shades of […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #6 + giveaway!


    Today I’m sharing you a simple card you can make using the new My Monthly Hero kit. The October kit will launch on Monday, October 5 at noon EST, and quantities are limited, so you won’t want to miss it! I cut the flowers out and used them to top off a , where I […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #5 + giveaway!

    My Monthly Hero October 2015 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    I’ve been having so much fun using the new layered poinsettias and layered leaf stamps included in the first My Monthly Hero kit, available October 5th from Hero Arts! When stamped together, the layered stamps create the most beautiful and realistic poinsettia image, perfect for all kinds of holiday cards and tags! The stamps align so […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #4 + giveaway!

    Merry Christmas by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    Can you believe that we’re into the month of October? Where have the days gone? Before we know it, the holidays will be here! Today I’m sharing a card created with the stamp set from the October My Monthly Hero kit. This kit will launch in the Hero Arts store on Monday, October 5 at […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #3 + giveaway!


    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our Countdown to Creativity! We are getting more and more excited about the launch of our first My Monthly Hero kit at 12pm EST on Monday, October 5! Today we have a card to share from our creative team member Suzanne. We love the soft colors of ink she […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #2 + giveaway!

    Peace Joy Poinsettia by Clare Prezzia for Hero Arts

    Hello! Today I’m playing with the beautiful poinsettia stamp set from the October My Monthly Hero kit, and layering the images on vellum. You can learn a little more about this kit on this morning’s post, HERE. Vellum is a slick surface, so to layer these images without the colors muddling together, I zapped the […]

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  • October MMH Countdown: Idea #1 + giveaway!

    My Monthly Hero October 2015 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    The countdown has begun! On Monday our inaugural My Monthly Hero: Creativity in a Box kit will be available for purchase! The kits are limited in quantity, and once they’re gone, that’s it! So be sure to mark your calendars, you’ll want to be here on Monday, October 5 at noon EST when the kit hits […]

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  • Happy Holidays

    My Monthly Hero October 2015 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    When I made this card, my goal was to create a clean and simple card design using only the beautiful poinsettia and sentiment stamps from the first My Monthly Hero stamp kit. I started by creating a red, top-folding card with a piece of cardstock from the pack. I also cut a panel of slightly […]

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  • Merry Christmas

    My Monthly Hero October 2015 by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    I am so excited about the My Monthly Hero stamp kit program launching on October 5th! The first monthly stamp kit includes a gorgeous set of layered poinsettia stamps, layered leaves, and two lovely sentiments! The stamps are perfectly sized for holiday cards and gift tags, too! Just for fun, I created a card using […]

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  • Witching You

    Witching You by Sally Traidman for Hero Arts

    It’s time to get out some pumpkin stamps and make some Halloween cards! I thought this Smiling Jack ‘o’ Lantern worked really well with the Witch Feet Stamp & Cut set! I stamped the pumpkin in orange on yellow paper and hand cut 3 of them.

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  • Love You to the Moon

    I Love You to the Moon and Bat by Lisa Spangler - Closeup

    You guys! I’m just batty for the Moon and Bat stamp. You could even say that I’m over the moon for it. Here, let me show you.

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  • Video: Halloween Candy Bag Ideas


    Halloween is around the corner, so today I am sharing  treat bag ideas featuring a fun set called Halloween Borders.

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  • Makeover Challenge Winners


    Hello, and welcome to the winners’ post for our Makeover Challenge. First up, a big thank you to everyone who entered. It was so inspiring to see the ways you altered your designs and made over your projects. We have chosen our four winners, and all that is left is to announce them! First up this […]

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  • Halloween Hoops

    Happy Halloween Duo by Amy Tsuruta for Hero Arts

    We’re officially in the fall season here in the Pacific Northwest. The weather has been crisp and sunny. Fall brings Halloween, so I’m sharing a couple projects using the same stamps. I really love designing with 3 inch hoops. Although I used the same stamps, Spider in Web and Happy Halloween, isn’t it amazing how different the projects look?

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  • Bright Thanksgiving


    Hiya! Today, I have a confession to make – I’ve never really used stencils before! So as a stencil newbie, I decided to take baby steps and start with the simplest way I knew how to use them; by sponging.

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  • You’re My Boo!


    With October right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to play with Halloween stamps and dies. I’ve started to make miniature cards to tuck inside my candy bags, and the You’re my Boo Ghost and coordinating frame cuts are perfect for this.

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  • Color Layering Wreath for Fall

    Color Layering Wreath for Fall by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Hi! Happy Autumn! Today I am sharing two seasonal cards that were inspired by a love of wreaths. I used the new Color Layering Wreath set to create two very different fall designs. This set is perfect for creating both modern and traditional style wreaths for every season!

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  • Video: Bow Gift Tags and More!

    Video: Bow gift tags and more! by Yana Smakula

    Have you had the chance to see the cutest Ribbon Cutting set by Lia? Its a perfect little die that cut fun bows to dress up your crafty projects! Keep on reading to find out how you can use it!

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  • Fall Greetings

    Fall Leaf by Libby Hickson for Hero Arts

    Our Makeover Challenge winds down this weekend – Sunday is your final opportunity to get your card entered! I hope you’ve had a chance to play along. I wanted to join in the fun, too, so I remade this card I had posted on my own blog a year or so ago. I wanted to remake this card […]

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