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Holiday Challenge Winners

Friday, November 21st, 2014


Hello, and welcome to the winners’ post for our Holiday Challenge. With over 350 stunning entries, this challenge proved to be a very popular one, and we had a really tough time judging. But, we had to choose winners… and here they are!

First up is the Mad About Metallics category, and our winner is Maria Doricheva. The stunning inked background, the gold embossed Tiny Stars, the way the eye is drawn perfectly to the nativity scene… everything about this card is perfection. We just love it!


Next is Yoonsun Hur, who entered this beautiful card in the White Out category. The softly watercolored Holiday Petals and Leaves look gorgeous set against a white background and the gold embossed sentiment is perfection.


For our Tag It category, the winner is Heather Doran. Heather adhered her beautiful Lattice Background stamped tag to a card, adding a stunningly lifelike Peace Poinsettia to which she added Crackle Accents. Head over to her blog to see an amazing close up photo. It really is incredible.


This striking card by Nicole Parmentier really caught our eye. We just love the way she has customised our Winter Sparkle Background. So clever! And a perfect winner for our Anything Goes category.


And finally, our random winner, chosen from all 362 entries… and it is Lai Yoke.

Congratulations to our five wonderful winners. Ladies, please contact us at with your address and phone number by Friday, November 28th, including your list of $40 worth of products. Please include “Holiday Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Thank you to everyone who entered this time. We hope you have enjoyed getting a head start on your holiday cards!

Happy stamping,


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New from OWH: Stencils and stamps and dies (oh my!)

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Hey there and a happy Wednesday to you! Today we are excited to bring you three fun new products that we’ve created in partnership with Operation Write Home.



That awesome Forest Stencil is the very first stencil in the Operation Write Home line. Want to see it put to amazing use? Check out this video that OWH’s own Sandy Allnock shared a few weeks ago. So cool! The adorable foxes make an appearance as well.

The two new Stamp & Cuts each include a 3×4-inch clear stamp set plus two dies. From foxes and arrows to versatile messages, these sets have it all and can be combined in all kinds of creative ways. Sandy created an interactive arrow pull tab card and an acetate forest card with the Stamp & Cut sets for a recent Hero Arts class.


The good news is these new items are ready to ship now! You can find them HERE in the Operation Write Home section of our online shop, along with a host of previously released OWH stamps and dies. Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits from the sale of these items to Operation Write Home. Thank you for helping us support this wonderful organization!

OWH Stamp&Cut Arrow Messages (DC141) OWH Stamp&Cut The Fox Says (DC142) OWH Forest Stencil (SA035)

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And we have a winner…

Friday, October 10th, 2014

On World Card Making Day, our design team shared some fabulous cards, and we offered up a fun prize to one lucky commenter!


Would you believe that generated lucky #1 as our winning comment? That doesn’t happen very often. :-) A big congratulations to theCook, who said Love the splatters on the second card, and the pun on the third!”. Please send us an email with your address to, and we’ll get your goodies out to you!

Happy stamping!


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Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop Winners

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us during the Handmade for Christmas Blog Hop this week! We had such fun and hope you did too. We’re back today to announce the names of our three blog hop giveaway winners, randomly selected from all of the stops along the blog hop.

Our grand prize winner is…

And the two gift card prizes go to…

Congratulations, ladies! Please claim your prizes by emailing us at the winner’s address located in the sidebar (subject line “Holiday Blog Hop”.)

Thanks once again for making the blog hop a success, and thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for some World Card Making Day inspiration — and while we’re at it, more prizes! :)

Have a great day,

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Shop Handmade for Christmas 2014!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


The new Handmade for Christmas 2014 release is now available and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve just finished adding a sleigh full of new stamps, stencils, dies, tags and more to the Hero Arts Online Store. And it’s all just a click away — shop the Handmade for Christmas section right HERE! Made by the elves at Hero Arts, there are 80 new products…truly something for everyone!

Have you started making your wish list? Are you already planning your holiday projects? We can’t wait to see the cards, gifts, tags, ornaments, and decorations you create for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the winter season!

Happy holiday stamping,

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Thank you to Mama Elephant, Shari Carroll, and others for naming Hero Arts in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We accept, and will donate $100 for each challenge we received. Aaron, on vacation at the Grand Canyon, will now perform the ritual as seen on video. And we now challenge April or Greg Foster of Studio Calico!

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Monday, August 18th, 2014

We have some exciting news to share with you today! We recently invited five fabulous stampers to share their talent and creativity with us here on the blog. Today we welcome them with open arms to the Hero Arts family!

Please help us to welcome… Cheiron Brandon!


I have been stamping and making cards since I took my first card making class in 2004. I teach monthly card making classes at The Ink Pad in NYC and One Little Spark in Little Egg Harbor, NJ. My card creations have been published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.  I recently started art journaling and love mixing those techniques into my cards. By day, I work in the financial district and love coming home at night to relax at my craft table.  I live in New Jersey with my husband Paul and our adorable rescue dog Big Boy.


Please help us to welcome… Donna Mikasa!


Aloha! I’m Donna Mikasa and I’m still pinching myself because I can’t believe that I’m in the company of amazing card designers, as a Hero Arts artist! I was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, married to my high school sweetheart and we are the parents of two grown daughters. I’ve been stamping for many years and Hero Arts stamps have always been an arm’s length away on my craft table. I’m looking forward to working with Cheiron, Mariana, Wida, and Yana and sharing Hero Arts goodness with you!


Please help us to welcome… Mariana Grigsby!


I am originally from Mexico where I grew up. I have always enjoyed creating with my hands for as long as I can remember. That was one of the reasons that years later I went to college to become a Graphic Designer. I have lived in Northern Illinois with my husband and our two boys since 2005. That same year, I started being a stay-at-home mom and discovered the scrapbooking world. My first steps were creating scrapbook pages, and then, I began attending card workshops. Stamping became a great way to keep feeding my creative spirit! In 2009, I started blogging to participate in challenges on the Internet. Thanks to that, I have met many wonderful crafters from around the world. I have been fortunate to have some of my cards published in magazines like Paper Crafts and Cards. I was also one of the winners of Paper Crafts 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest, which made me very proud. Stamping makes me smile, and I love that my cards make others smile too!


Please help us to welcome… Wida Miller!


My name is Wida (pronounced Wee-dah) Miller and well I really just can’t believe I am part of the Hero Arts family! I am 38, a mother of 4, happily married for 15 years, and a cardiology nurse practitioner, my dream job! I began scrapbooking with the birth of my daughter and added card making a few years later. I started blogging in January of 2012 and was a challenge junkie for a long time! :) My first win was for this card on the Hero Arts blog. The stamp set was one I bought thanks to this video by Kristina Werner. I remember waking up to many comments on my blog congratulating me. It was then that I realized how wonderful and supportive the paper crafting community is. So you see, Hero Arts will always have a special place in my heart.


Please help us to welcome… Yana Smakula! (And as an added bonus, stop by Yana’s blog to watch how she created her card!)


My name is Yana Smakula, I’m 20-something years old and I’m from Ukraine. I’ve been married for a little bit over two years now, no kids but we do have two black cats and we can’t live without them! I love to travel across the world and meet new people, discover new cultures and just explore. So far together with my husband we’ve been to a few places in Europe (Poland, Czech Republic and UK), Africa (Egypt, Tunisia and Israel), Asia (China and Sri Lanka) and USA. Our next dream destination is Madagascar, I hear the nature there is simply breathtaking! I used to live in USA (in Las Vegas, NV) when I was teen and I fell in love with this country (I was a foreign exchange high school student). I enjoy scrapbooking and I mostly scrapbook about our travels (I often take long pauses from scrapbooking when I have no new travel photos to scrapbook). My other passion is cardmaking – I enjoy trying new products and techniques, experimenting and creating in different styles. I’m very much into stamping and die cutting although I never really though I was until I took a closer look at my cards and noticed almost all of them use stamps and dies!


We are so happy to have these amazing ladies joining us, and cannot wait to see what they share over the coming months! You’ll be able to see them work their magic with the brand new holiday stamps for a full week in September… we can’t wait!


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8 Hero Arts Gift Card Winners!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Hello! We’re back to announce the winners of our holiday sneak peek giveaways — 8 winners in all! Congratulations to:

  • Peek #1 - Comment #33 from paperpicnic (July 28th, 2014 at 6:27 am)
  • Peek #2 - Comment #223 from Mariana Maya (August 14th, 2014 at 9:17 am)
  • Peek #3 - Comment #145 from Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset (August 8th, 2014 at 12:04 pm)
  • Peek #4 - Comment #18 from Barb (August 5th, 2014 at 6:19 am)
  • Peek #5 - Comment #37 from Jasmine Burgess (August 7th, 2014 at 7:33 am)
  • Peek #6 - Comment #83 from Tanya McAlexander (August 12th, 2014 at 7:18 pm)
  • Peek #7 - Comment #50 from Maeghan D.M. (August 14th, 2014 at 3:12 pm)
  • Video Peek - Comment #144 from April W (August 13th, 2014 at 6:38 pm)

Winners, please claim your gift cards by dropping us a line at (subject line “sneak peek winner”). Happy shopping!

Thanks so much to everyone who left such nice comments on our holiday sneak peeks. We truly appreciate your feedback on the Handmade for Christmas catalog!

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Simple Summer Stamping SALE!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

It’s summer, and that means it’s time to kick back, relax and do some simple stamping! We’ve put together a great selection of stamps that are perfect for simple summer stamping. Better yet? They are 15% off, now through the 15th! Check them out!

Simple Summer Stamping Sale!

We’ve got travel/vacation stamps, summery flowers, and several postcards. Speaking of postcards, these stamps are perfect for our One Layer Challenge. We’ve got some great submissions so far! Have a look and be inspired. Hope to see yours too.

Happy summer!


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Blog Vacation

Monday, June 30th, 2014


Hi everyone! We’re taking a short blog vacation. Enjoy the week and the upcoming holiday weekend and we’ll see you back here next Monday, July 7. As always, we appreciate it when you stop by. See you soon!

P.S. - Scroll down or click here for all the details on our new One Layer Challenge and enter for a chance to win one of five Hero Arts shopping sprees!

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