• 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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  • 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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  • Hello Fall

    Hello Fall by Tami Hartley for Hero Arts

    The first official day of Fall is less than a week away. Football season. Crisp, cool mornings. Turning leaves. Pumpkin spice everything. And how about some seasonal stamping to go along with it? Sounds like the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon to me!

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  • Kelly’s Yeti

    Yeti by Kelly Purkey for Hero Arts

    Hello there, it’s Kelly Purkey here today to share a card I put together using the new Clearly Kelly holiday products. I don’t like to play favorites, but I am getting mighty attached to the Kelly’s Yeti Stamp & Cut set from the new collection. He’s just too cute!

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  • Coloring Layering Fall Trees

    Sending Hugs by Kelly Rasmussen for Hero Arts

    Hi everyone! One of my favorite times of the year is when the leaves on the trees change to gorgeous shades of reds, oranges and yellows. So with that inspiration I created this card using the Color Layering Fall Trees clear set. I started out by taping a panel of watercolor cardstock down to my […]

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  • Give Thanks

    Give Thanks by Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts

    Hello everyone! Today I am sharing an autumn card featuring products from the new 2015 Holiday Collection. Autumn colors are my favorite, so I thought that a great way to achieve them was by using ink dauber colors for the background of my card. Creating backgrounds with ink daubers is very easy, and the results […]

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  • Announcing Our Launch Party Winners

    Thank you to all who dropped in for a visit during our new website launch party last week! We’re now ten days in and it’s beginning to feel like home. We hope you’re enjoying the new site as much as we are! Now for the randomly selected winners of our daily launch week giveaways. If […]

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  • Sending You Hugs


    Hey everyone! I’m playing along with the Makeover Challenge! I decided to do a makeover on one of my cards I designed for the Launch Party Blog Hop:

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  • New Copper Embossing Powder


    Today I am sharing a card using the new Copper Embossing Powder, which is perfect for Fall cards. I started with a panel of white card stock and stamped the background onto it with Branches Bold Prints; I then added the embossing powder and heat set it. That panel was then die cut into a circle shape. I wanted […]

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  • Thank You, Pumpkin!

    Thank you, pumpkin! by Yana Smakula

    Hello everyone! Have you seen new Hero Arts Paper Layering Dies? I had the pleasure of playing with them back in August and I have to say – I am so excited about these! The Paper Layering Pumpkin Die is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or simple Autumn cards. These paper layering dies work wonderfully on one layer projects. You […]

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  • Video: Generation Stamping

    Fall Fox by Clare for Hero Arts

    Hello! Today I’m playing along with the current Makeover challenge, and sharing a video in which I show off a fun technique called generation stamping. Generation stamping works perfectly with nature scenes, and so the leaf stamp from Kelly’s Holiday Planner Icons really gets to shine in my “made-over” card. You can see how I used this technique in the video […]

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  • Launch Party Blog Hop

    Joyful Thanksgiving by Jayne Nelson for Hero Arts

    Welcome to the Hero Arts Launch Party Blog Hop! We’re wrapping up our week-long launch party with a celebration with some of our best blogging friends! Join us on the hop as we showcase our beautiful 2015 Holiday Collection. Make sure to read all the way to the end of this post to find our list of […]

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  • Launch Party Day 3: The Lia Griffith Holiday Collection

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    Our launch party continues! A big thanks to all of you for making our launch week so much fun so far! We are thrilled with the positive response we’ve had to our new website. Thank you thank you thank you!! Today we are introducing you to another collaboration included in our 2015 Holiday release. The Lia Griffith […]

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  • Launch Party Day 2: The Clearly Kelly Holiday Collection

    Kelly's Yeti Stamp&Cut

    Hello and welcome to Day 2 of our launch party! Thank you for all of the comments and feedback you left for us yesterday, we loved reading all of your wonderful compliments! Today we’re joined by a very special guest – Kelly Purkey! She is here via video to introduce her fun new Clearly Kelly holiday collection! (If you are […]

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  • Launch Party: Welcome to the NEW heroarts.com!

    Launch Party!

    Hello and welcome to the launch of the brand new Hero Arts website and blog! We are so happy that you are here, and we hope you find this experience to be out of this world! We are over the moon excited to finally be sharing our new look with all of you. In fact, we think this calls for […]

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