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Gift card winners!

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Hello! We’re here to announce the winners of our five Summer Catalog preview gift card giveaways. If you see your name and corresponding comment below, please email and we’ll get you all set up with your prize.

  • PREVIEW 1: Kristen Foreman (Comment #172 on April 7th, 2015 at 10:14 pm) - “Oh, so exciting!! I love layering sets!”
  • PREVIEW 2: Linda F (Comment #215 on April 10th, 2015 at 9:10 pm) - “I love the big size of these background stamps - allowing you to stamp in vertical or horizontal or do a square card too - fantastic!”
  • PREVIEW 3: Heidi H (Comment #95 on April 8th, 2015 at 4:20 pm) - “Just adorable!!!!”
  • PREVIEW 4: Stephanie Lanzalotto (Comment #12 on April 9th, 2015 at 4:47 am) - “I am so looking forward to the catalog release! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card!”
  • PREVIEW 5: Laura Norris (Comment #89 on April 11th, 2015 at 8:02 am) - “I love the possibilities with the layering of different colors!”

Thanks to all of our wonderful readers who commented on the catalog sneak peeks last week. We appreciate your feedback and enthusiasm!

Speaking of enthusiasm — the big reveal of the Summer Catalog is coming later today and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. See you soon!

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Prism Collection Winner!

Monday, April 6th, 2015

We have the best blog readers. Thank you so much for all of your comments and feedback on last week’s BasicGrey Prism & Adrift showcase! Now we have a winner to announce…


The randomly selected winner of the full Prism collection is Rebecca B. from FL (comment #204 on April 1 at 4:45 am): “Love the cards!!! I have some great ideas running through my head now….so thanks!!” Thank YOU, Rebecca! Please email to claim your prize.

Happy stamping,

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Nature Challenge Winners

Friday, March 27th, 2015


Hello, and welcome to our Nature Challenge winners’ post. We had close to 300 gorgeous entries for this challenge, and it was hard work choosing our favorites. But we eventually narrowed it down, and here are our four winning creations.

First up, it’s Anja, with this beautiful floral card created with our Floating Blossoms stamp. The gorgeous yellow tones are perfect for the lovely Spring days that are starting to arrive.


Next, Kreative Kymona, who created this stunning clean and simple butterfly card with our Stamp and Cut Butterflies set. We love the ink splatters and soft blues.


Our third winner is Yoonsun Hur who entered four gorgeous cards. This one, created with our Stamp Your Own Cactus set, features incredible no-line watercoloring.


Finally, we have Clare, with this striking and colorful card. Her beautiful blooms pop against the slate grey background. Just lovely.


And let’s not forget our random winner, chosen from all of the entries. This time, it’s Andrea’s Paper Antics.

Ladies, congratulations! Please contact us at with your address and phone number by Friday, April 3rd, including your list of $30 worth of products. Please include “Nature Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

A big thank you to all who entered. We hope you had as much fun creating as we did judging.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!


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New Hero Arts at Jo-Ann Stores!

Friday, March 13th, 2015


Happy Friday, stampers! Are you a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store shopper? We have some GREAT news for you – a whole new assortment of Hero Arts products is coming to Jo-Ann stores this month!

Here is some of what you’ll find, just in time for National Craft Month…

  • Stamp & Cut sets (clear stamps with coordinating dies)
  • Monogram letters collection
  • New individual woodblock stamps
  • 2-pack stencil sets

Visit your local Jo-Ann store and look for the new items to hit the shelves soon, if they haven’t already! Many stores have already begun putting out the new products. Based on store layout, assortments may vary.

And how about a burst of inspiration? Here’s a peek at a handful of fabulous DIY projects and cards our own Kelly Rasmussen created with some of the products…


You’ll find project sheets for select projects soon at

We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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Lots of winners!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Hi there! We’re back today to announce the lucky winners of our blog hop and Clearly Kelly giveaways. Thank you to everyone who entered! We really enjoyed reading through all of your comments and can’t thank you enough for your feedback and support. If you see your name/comment below, please email and we’ll get you all set up with your prize.

Blog Hop Winners:

  • Kimberly Eddy (February 17, 2015 at 3:40 am on Donna Mikasa’s blog) - “Love the background Donna!! I agree with you this sentiment is one that is ‘needed’! So glad you are on the Hero Arts team!!”
  • Karen L K (February 20, 2015 at 2:14 am on Emily Leiphart’s blog) - “What a cute card. You just made those cactus come alive! Interesting background too.”
  • Sarah Ashley Posch (February 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm on Sue McRae’s blog) - “I always love watercolor, but your gilding as well really makes it stand out.”

Clearly Kelly Winner:

  • Brenda Lee (February 13th, 2015 at 12:34 pm) - “I am in the process of getting supplies to make my own planner/art journal. I’m so glad to see this post…love Kelly Purkey goodies! I would love to give the wallets a try. Thanks for the chance to win. :)”


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Clearly Kelly is Here!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


Hello everyone! We’re super excited to let you know that the new Clearly Kelly products are now available right here in the Hero Arts shop!

Hero Arts + Kelly Purkey

Click HERE to browse the entire Clearly Kelly collection, including:

  • Clear stamps
  • Woodblock stamp sets
  • Cling stamp backgrounds
  • Stamp & Cut sets
  • Stencils
  • Paper pad
  • Sticky notes
  • Wallet system

So. Much. Goodness!

Now here’s Kelly herself with a video — take it away, Kelly!

Hi everyone, it’s Kelly Purkey with a video to share. This is a quick look at the different pieces in the Clearly Kelly Wallet System, including the inserts and the 4×6 paper pad. I hope that it will help give you a better idea of how it all fits together and will be the perfect way for you to document and get things done in a quick + easy way!

(If you are having problems viewing this video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

Here’s a closer look at the Wallet System and the sticky notes. You can see how well they go together! Use the sticky notes to mark pages in Kelly’s Weekly Wallet Calendar like so:

Clearly Kelly Wallet System & Sticky Notes

Oh yes, please!

Now for a closer look at Kelly’s Designer Papers. As Kelly mentioned, these are super high quality, thick 4×6 papers with a pattern on one side and a solid color on the other that’s perfect for stamping:

Kelly Purkey Papers & Stamps

We can’t wait to share even more Clearly Kelly projects with you here on the blog in the weeks to come. There are some awesome cling background stamps and stencils in the line that are perfect for cardmakers too!

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Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway Winner

Monday, February 9th, 2015


WOW. You all came up with so many creative ideas for using the Monogram Letters Collection on our Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway post! We’re ready to monogram everything in sight. Thank you for taking the time to comment and share!

The randomly picked prize winner is Dottie J (comment #183) who shared this great idea: “I would use them for gift tags. One of my favorite ways to tag a gift, even at Christmas, is to use the person’s initial or monogram.”

Dottie, please send an email to and let us know which stamps and inks you have chosen and we’ll send those right out to you. Enjoy!

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Sticky Post: Nature Challenge

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Looking for the link to our current challenge? Click HERE for all the details! We will keep this post at the top of the blog so that you can easily find the challenge when you are ready to link up your projects for a chance to win. New blog content will continue each weekday right below this post — be sure to scroll down so you don’t miss a thing. Happy stamping!

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Nature Challenge

Monday, February 2nd, 2015


“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”
— William Wordsworth

A new challenge has begun! We invite you to pull out your stamps and play along, with nature as your guide. Create a project inspired by nature and you could win a Hero Arts shopping spree!

Flowers, trees, grass, cacti, succulents, animals, insects, water, mountains, sky, leaves, snowflakes…if it’s part of the natural world, it’s perfect for this challenge. Cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media, and DIY projects are all welcome! ***Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp or digital image on each project you submit.***

BIG PRIZES! At the conclusion of the challenge, we will select five winners (four of our favorite projects; one randomly chosen) and award each a $30 Hero Arts Online Store shopping spree with free shipping. Winners will be able to select any products offered in the online store.

Ready to play along? Enter as many times as you like, now through March 20, 2015, by adding your new project links below via the InLinkz tool. (Look for the blue “Add Your Link” button.)

Happy stamping!

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Pick 5 + 2 Giveaway!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Happy Friday! How about an awesome GIVEAWAY to celebrate the end of the week? Today we’re giving you a chance to win your choice of any five stamps from our new Monogram Letters Collection + any two Hero Arts inks!


Check out the full monogram collection in store HERE and think of all the creative ways you could use it! Did you know that in addition to uppercase and lowercase letters, the collection also includes several “extras” like stencils, punctuation stamps, and frame stamps? Use them along with the letters to make a statement, or pair them up with other stamps for endless possibilities.


For a chance to win the “Pick 5 + 2″ giveaway, simply leave a comment here and share one creative way you could use the Monogram Letters Collection. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive five monogram collection stamps and two inks of their choice! The giveaway is open a full week — until 8:00 pm PST on Friday, February 6th. Check back to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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