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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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New One Layer Challenge!

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Summer has arrived and along with it, a new contest here at Hero Arts! Get ready to let your stamps and inks really shine — we’re going back to the basics and embracing summertime simplicity with a one layer challenge!

Here’s how to play along:

  • Create a one layer card. Use one piece of cardstock as your card base with no additional paper layers. Sponge, mask, emboss, glitter, and color to your heart’s content — so many techniques lend themselves to one layer cards! Embellishments ARE allowed for this challenge.
  • Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp on each project you submit.
  • Enter as many times as you like now through August 10, 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.

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.

Here’s to a “ONE-derful” summer and lots of stamping fun! Enjoy!

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Hero Arts Factory Store Opening Week

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Hello and happy Friday, stampers!

Hero Arts saw the first week of our Factory Store as a soft launch to test the store out to make sure everything worked smoothly. We saw a slow flow of customers that we’re hoping to build on. Some of our first customers included a previous retail store owner, a former Archiver’s employee who now works for Paper Source, some retired school teachers, and a loyal fan from San Diego.


Visit us and choose from a great selection of overstock and discontinued items, including stamps, ink pads, papers, embellishments and more, all at 50% off retail prices. We hope to see you soon!

Have a great weekend,

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Important News: Operation Write Home Frame Cuts

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Valued Hero Arts customers and retailers,

We have discovered defects in two recently released Operation Write Home die sets, DI101 Lil Hoot Cuts and DI102 Missing You Cuts.


We at Hero Arts stand behind our products 100% and are working to remedy the issue. We will be remaking these two sets immediately. The estimated arrival time for the new dies is two weeks.

For those of you who have placed orders, only the dies will be placed on backorder. The remainder of the items from your order will ship. Once the replacement dies are in stock, we will send those out to you and cover all shipping costs.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we thank you for your support.

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Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us during the Grand Bazaar Blog Hop! We’re back today to announce the names of our two blog hop giveaway winners. Each will receive a fabulous assortment of Grand Bazaar goodies including papers, embellishments, stamps and stencils…

The two randomly selected winners are:

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

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Acterra Awards Video + our Factory Store!

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

We recently shared that Acterra, a 44-year old California-based non-profit and host of the Business Environmental Awards (BEA), has honored Hero Arts with its highest award, the Acterra Award for Sustainability — Small Business. Today we’d like to share a wonderful video which Acterra produced to celebrate what we have accomplished. It features our CEO, Aaron Leventhal, and is also a fun behind the scenes peek at Hero Arts!

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

Below is a photo of Aaron giving his acceptance speech at the awards ceremony on May 28, 2014. It was such an honor to be included among the impressive group of companies and organizations who also won awards this year!


And! some other exciting news before we go…

The Hero Arts Factory Store is opening Monday, June 16th! Visit us and choose from a great selection of overstock and discontinued items, including stamps, ink pads, papers, embellishments and more, all at 50% off retail prices. Our shop will be open at our Richmond, CA facility (1200 Harbour Way South) 10am to 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Thanks for sharing our excitement about both of these things with us!


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Spring Sketch Challenge Winners

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Hello, and welcome to the winners’ post for our Spring Sketch Challenge. It was such fun browsing through all the entries and seeing the creative ways you interpreted our sketches - there were so many different approaches! And here are our fabulous five winners…

First, we have Vanessa Menhorn with her cute interpretation of Sketch #1. It’s lovely to see our old Fox in the mix again, especially paired with our Sketchbook Letters. Such a stylish card.


Next up is Sue McRae, with this fun shaker card featuring our Butterfly Die. We love the contrast of the bold color against the fabulous white embossed Five Line background. A great take on Sketch#2.


Barb Ghigliotty used our OWH Lil Hoot set along with Sketch #3 and created this adorable card, perfect for so many occasions. We really love the muted color scheme and  fun Woodgrain background.


Watercolors are super fashionable right now, and Iwona Palamountain’s beautiful Hydrangea really caught our eye. She colored it with Twinkling H20s and we think it looks stunning! Another fabulous Sketch #2 creation.


And finally, Janet, with a fun and sparkly creation that shows us Sketch #1’s versatility. Janet turned it on its side for a different approach, and added sequins and a doily to stamps from our Butterfly set.


Congratulations to our wonderful winners! Ladies, please contact us at with your address and phone number by Tuesday, June 10th, including your list of $30 worth of products. Please include “Spring Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Thank you to all who played along with our challenge this time, as always, we love seeing your create with our stamps!

Have a happy, stampy day,


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10 Minute Pinterest Inspired Card + a Winner

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Hi everyone! Tami here. Last week I found myself in a creative rut. When that happens I like to do two things: 1) walk away for a while and focus on something completely different; and 2) head to Pinterest. More often than not, a little Pinterest browsing brings the creativity right back. Enter today’s inspiration piece…


Image credit: {Pin} / {Original source}

I was drawn to the simplicity, the scattered pops of gold against the pool colored background, and the contrast of the white words. With minimal supplies and minimal time, this could be turned into a clean and simple card design. Here’s what I came up with in 10 minutes from start to finish…


The heart constellation, arrow, and message all come from the Written in the Stars clear set. The great messages and images in this set pair so well together and really do all the work.


Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

And those gold stars? They are the leftover pieces from the Star Background die. Cut it once and you get a cool positive piece (check out Lisa’s awesome card HERE for an example) and also four different sizes of stars. Just love that. I save them all for future projects.


Now a bit of housekeeping before we head into the weekend:

  • First, I have the pleasure of announcing a winner — and it happens to by my birthday giveaway winner! Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with birthday wishes on Tuesday when Lisa hijacked the blog in my honor. (How sweet is she!?!) I had a wonderful day and you all made it *extra* special. Thank you! The lucky winner of the Your Kindness (CL736) stamp set is Heather Ferguson who said, “Happy Happy Birthday Tami!! This is just the cutest card!” on May 20th, 2014 at 2:35 pm. Heather, please email to claim your prize.
  • One final reminder that our challenge deadline is fast approaching. You have three more days (until this Sunday, May 25th) to enter your sketch-inspired projects for a chance to win one of several Hero Arts shopping sprees. Check out all the details HERE. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Happy Friday and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad (AF249) Written in the Stars (CL772) Star Background (DI093) Pool Mixed Layering Paper (PS640) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Embossing Gun (PW200)

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Spectrum Noir Giveaway Winner!

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Happy Friday, friends! Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on Jennifer’s post for a chance to win the awesome Spectrum Noir prize pack. (Be sure to check out her video on coloring on kraft paper if you haven’t seen it yet!)

Our randomly chosen winner is…

Emily Lauritzen (Comment #397 on May 6th at 11:28am) - “This is gorgeous! What an awesome stamp set..that’s going on the wish list!! I saw these pencils in a craft magazine recently and have really been wanting to try them, so thanks for the chance to win!! <3″

Congratulations Emily! Please email with your name and shipping address and we’ll arrange to have those goodies sent off to you.

Have a great weekend,

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