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Starry Nights Reveal Day!

Friday, April 11th, 2014


We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the wonderful cards the team shared during our Starry Nights catalog sneak peeks this past week! Today we’re bursting at the seam, we’re so excited - we finally get to show you everything! The Starry Nights catalog is now available to view online! Head off to do a little stargazing, you can find it all right HERE! We hope you love it just as much as we do. It is positively packed with new products — stars, flowers, and so much more!

Products will begin shipping to your favorite stores next week. Don’t see Hero Arts at your local store? Ask them about our products and let them know you’re interested! And of course, we’ll have all of the goodies right here in the Hero Arts Online Store beginning April 29th!


We’ve also picked our winners! We have a $10 gift card for one lucky comment from each sneak peek post!

  • Sneak Peek 1 - #317 Iris Soscia, who said So pretty - love the heart.”
  • Sneak Peek 2 - #37 Sharon Bottini, who said I love the stamps, dies and the water coloring on the flowers. Keeping my fingers crossed.”
  • Sneak Peek 3 - #164 Mindy, who saidThe zig zag Stencil is amazing! Must have it!”
  • Sneak Peek 4 - #179 Kathie B, who saidWhat a beautiful card! Wonderful colors, design, and technique…I look forward to getting this set and playing with it until late in the night.”
  • Sneak Peek 5 - #247 Tasha, who said I’m loving the sneak peeks! Anything star themed is a weakness of mine, they are great for my cards and scrapbook pages. Especially since I scrapbook my son and niece, it always works!”

If you see your name above, send us an email at and we’ll get you set up with your gift card. Congratulations!

Thanks for stopping by today! Take a look at the Starry Nights catalog and let us know what you love most! And as always - we thank our lucky stars for all of YOU! ;-)


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New Sketch Challenge!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It’s time for a brand new contest here at Hero Arts! Are you ready to get your SKETCH on?


Sketches can provide the fresh spark you need when you feel like you’re in a creative rut. They’re also great time savers. No deliberating about composition — just pick a sketch and move onto the fun part (stamping, right?!)

Are you up for the challenge? Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a project using any of the three sketches provided above as inspiration. (Click HERE for a printable PDF.) Get creative! Sketches are provided as a general guideline and are open to your own interpretations. Flip them, rotate them, simplify or add elements. We encourage you to give them your own creative spin — there is no right or wrong!
  • Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each project you submit.
  • Enter as many times as you like, using as many sketches as you like, now through May 25th, 2014, by sharing the link(s) to your creation(s) via the InLinkz tool below this post. Look for the blue “Add Your Link” button.
  • For each project, please mention the sketch you used — #1, #2, or #3.

Let’s talk PRIZES:

  • At the conclusion of the challenge, we will select five winners and award each a $30 Hero Arts Online Store shopping spree with free shipping. Winners will be able to choose from the incredible assortment offered in the online store, including the new Starry Nights Catalog products which will be available soon.

Have fun and enjoy the process!

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We’re in the Spotlight at Paper Crafter’s Library

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Hi there! We have a treat (or two) for you today over on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog, where Hero Arts is in the spotlight. Kelly Rasmussen is sharing an awesome project over there and we get to dish out a little sneak peek…take a look!


There’s also a Hero Arts giveaway so be sure to head on over to Paper Crafter’s Library and enter to win these lovelies…



White Ink Dauber (AD017) Lime Green Dauber (AD024) Ultra Pink Dauber (AD025) Happy Birthday Grid (K5924) Thank You Grid (K5926)

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Upcoming Hero Arts Workshops

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Spring has sprung and the Collins Group Spring Education and Trade Show is coming soon! Hero Arts will be hosting two workshops with brand NEW stamps, sprays and stencils and lots of great techniques during the March 28-31 event in Framingham, MA. This event is open to retailers who have Collins Group reps. Click HERE to find out more and register.


A Class to Inspire
Instructor: Lisa Spangler
Saturday, March 29: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Looking for new designs and techniques to inspire your customers? Look no more! Join Lisa for a class featuring trendy new stamp designs, dies, stencils and MORE! You will create five cards that are sure to inspire. Use them for classes and make and takes in your store!

Hero Techniques
Instructor: Lisa Spangler
Saturday, March 29: 1:15pm-2:45pm
Come join Lisa for a fast paced, technique driven class using new stamps, stencils, dies, sprays and daubers! You will create a sturdy display board to hang in your store, with all of the techniques clearly labeled so stampers will ask for them by name! Place with the featured products and boost your sales.

While this retailer-focused show is not open to the public, we are super excited to begin sharing more sneak peeks right here on the blog. Stay tuned — those will be coming soon!

Happy stamping and happy weekend,

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Birthday Challenge Winners!

Friday, March 21st, 2014


Hello, and welcome to our birthday challenge winners’ post. We were so excited to see so many fabulous entries for this challenge and had a very tough time narrowing down our favorites. The quality of stamping was super high, and it was wonderful to see so many different birthday cards all in one place. But we could only choose five winners, and here they are…

In the Metallic category, our winner is paperpicnic (Jayne). Jayne’s gold embossed bird, sentiment and Prism background are beautiful, as is the softly stamped birdcage in the background.


Our Rainbow winner is Marion Vagg, with this stunning one layer card featuring our Flower Dot Pattern stamp. Marion’s clever masking and striking inking left us speechless.


Next, the Kids category, where we chose this adorable card by Isha Gupta. The owls from our Lil Hoot set look so cute against the shimmery ink splattered background.


Check out this fabulous ensemble by Yana Smakula, our Floral category winner. Our Six Petal Flower looks fantastic in a banner and as a cupcake topper, don’t you think? And on the beautiful matching card…


And finally, our Anything Goes category where our winner is Heather Doran with this pretty little gift pocket card featuring our A Little stamp set. We think her embossed Leopard Print background complements her bling theme perfectly.


Congratulations to our talented winners! Ladies, please contact us at with your address and phone number by Friday, March 28th, including your list of $30 worth of products. Please include “Birthday Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Before we go, we’d like to send huge thanks to everyone who entered our challenge! We loved browsing through all your wonderful cards.

Have a great day,


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News: Hero Arts Wins Environmental Award!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Hero Arts is the recipient of the 2014 Business Environmental Award!

Hero Arts is receiving the highest award, the Acterra Award for Sustainability - Small Company, for its all-encompassing environmental achievements. To read more about the Acterra Award click HERE.


Read about Hero Arts past environmental awards and green manufacturing approaches HERE.

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Available Now - More Hero Arts + BasicGrey!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Happy Friday!! We’re here today with some happy news as we make our way to the weekend. Two fabulous new lines from BasicGrey are now available in the Hero Arts Online Store! Say hello to Highline and Herbs & Honey!


We’re thrilled to add four fabulous clear sets and six fun new backgrounds to our large line of stamps from BasicGrey. We know you’re going to love them!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Blog Hop Winners & Roundup

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014


Big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us during the Spice Market Blog Hop last week. We had such fun and hope you did too! Today we get to announce the giveaway winners. Two lucky crafters will each be walking away with a complete Spice Market collection that includes papers, embellishments, clear and cling stamps galore…


The two randomly selected winners are:

  • Janet Trapp (4:26 am on February 28, 2014 on Julie Ebersole’s blog)
  • Deborah L Montgomery (5:39 pm on February 27, 2014 on Audrey Pettit’s blog)

Congratulations! Janet and Deborah, please claim your prizes by emailing us at the winners address located in the sidebar (subject line “BasicGrey Blog Hop Winner”.)

And how about a roundup? We’ve put together a recap of just a few of the fabulous projects from the blog hop. Click on any square to see even more from each designer.

morekelly248 morebecky248

moreannmarie248 moretami248

morejennifer248 morelisa248

morejulie248 moretina248

moreaudrey248 moresally248


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Large Petal Background (CG638) Deco Background (CG639) Flower Symbol Background (CG640) Best Time Ever (CL745) Lovely (CL746)

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Stamping fun ahead

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Smile…it’s Friday! :)

We have three fun events to let you know about today.

First, we’re so excited to be a part of this next Thursday…


Hero Arts & BasicGrey designers will be coming together for one inspiration-filled day of blog hopping. We’ve been playing with the gorgeous Spice Market collection and can’t wait to share!! We hope you’ll join in the fun — and enter to win some fantastic giveaways too!

Next, we wanted to share two upcoming Make ‘n Take opportunities for our creative friends in the Pacific Northwest:

  • Emily Cates/MILLSREPCO will be hosting a Hero Arts - Operation Write Home Make ‘n Take on Saturday, March 15th from noon until 2 pm at Impress in Tukwila, Washington. (206-824-1174) Attendees will make a fabulous card using the new Hero Arts - Operation Write Home stamps and there will be oodles of door prizes. All customers will receive 10% off Hero Arts and customers spending $50 or more on Hero Arts products will receive a free gift. A little birdie told us Sandy Allnock of Operation Write Home will also be making an appearance!


  • Emily Cates/MILLSREPCO will also be hosting a Hero Arts Make ‘n Take on Saturday, March 22nd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Artco Crafts & Frames in Tacoma. (253.759.9585) There will be many door prizes, and all customers will receive 10% off Hero Arts special orders. Customers spending $50 or more on Hero Arts products will receive a free gift too. Be sure to join in the fun during this Northwest Paper Chase promotion! Take a peek at the awesome card you can create using one of our new chalkboard stamps…


Have a great weekend, everyone! Will you be doing any crafting or stamping?

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NEW stamps from CHA are HERE!

Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Hero Arts Winter Release is HERE!

Hello and happy Monday! We are excited to announce that our 2014 Winter Release which debuted at CHA is HERE in the Hero Arts Online shop! These stamps are also available at participating stores near you!

Here’s a recap of what’s in store!

NEW Stamps!

We’ve got new stamps you’ll reach for again and again, including the constellation collection, great messages, and MORE! Here’s just a small sampling:


NEW Hero Arts-Operation Write Home!

The awesome Sandy from Operation Write Home has designed two new clear sets and one woodblock set to help our nation’s heroes keep in touch with those back home. Remember, Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits of these stamps to Operation Write Home!

NEW Hero Arts-Operation Write Home

NEW Hero Arts-BasicGrey!

We have two gorgeous new collections of stamps from BasicGrey for you, too: Spice Market and Capture! Be sure to join us next Thursday for a blog hop with the BasicGrey design team and see the Spice Market stamps in action!

NEW Hero Arts-BasicGrey Spice Market and Capture collections!

NEW Sprays and Inks!

We’ve got six new sprays to coordinate with some of our most popular mid-tone inks, plus six new pastel unicorn pigment inks that match the pastel daubers!

NEW Hero Arts sprays and inks!

Check out the whole catalog right HERE. We’d love to hear your favorites!

Hope this brightened your day and gave you a little taste of spring — especially for our friends buried in snow!


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