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Mad about Metallics with Social Club

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Hello and welcome to Social Club. Our current contest is all about holiday cards, and one of the categories is Mad About Metallics. This category is super fun for Christmas - gold and silver are classic for the season, and sequins and glitter are right on trend at the moment. So, today we thought we would inspire you with a selection of three older holiday cards that we found in our Flickr pool, each featuring beautiful metallic elements of some kind.

First up today is Stripey Fish (Jean M). Jean has combined beautiful silver embossing on her snowflake and stamped sentiment with our gorgeous Smooth Gemstones. We think her card is simply breathtaking.

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Next, a fun card in non traditional Christmas colours by GPA Handmade. Our Merry Christmas Tree has been heat embossed in silver then coloured with distress inks. The addition of metallic sequins makes for a very festive and sparkly card.

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And finally, Virginia L, with this fabulous set of one layer cards featuring our Newspaper Skyline stamp. The metallic detailing is subtle and beautiful, a definite mastery of less is more.

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Aren’t these cards beautiful? Thank you for sharing them with us all. Today’s Social Club prize is our Retro Holiday digikit:

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Winners, please send an email to winner@heroarts.com and we will send you your digit. We hope you enjoy playing with it.

We hope we have inspired you to try out some metallic elements on your cards. Be sure to upload any creations on our contest page to be in with a chance of wining one of five fabulous $40 Hero Arts shopping sprees.

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Social Club loves COLOR

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Hello, and welcome to Social Club where today we are celebrating color! We have chosen three stunning cards from our Flickr pool that simply explode with color… and each is truly awe inspiring. So sit back, and enjoy a celebration of our wonderful and colorful hobby!

First in our lineup today is RejoicingCrafts who has created a beautiful rainbow of Artistic Butterflies. Her inking is rich and gorgeous, and the water droplets are the perfect finishing touch.

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Next we have Vera Rhuhay with a more muted but equally striking color palette. Her faux watercolored Classic Fabric Design looks so pretty set against a simple white background.

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And finally, vdutchr. We love this colorful celebration of our Floral Blossom stamp - isn’t her coloring just delicious?

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Thank you talented ladies for sharing your ideas with us. We really enjoy seeing how you have used our stamps. Your prize today is ‘The Firmament’ digikit which we hope you will have fun with.

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Winners, please send an email to winner@heroarts.com and we will send you your digikit.

Have a wonderful day,

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One Layer Challenge Winners

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Hello, and welcome to our One Layer Challenge Winners’ post. We had over two hundred entries to this challenge, and each and every one was inspiring and creative. It was a tough call selecting our favorites, but we finally narrowed it down, and here they are!

Our fist winner is Lysa, with this spectacular one layer wonder which features stamping, masking, distress inking, stenciling, embossing paste and embossing powder! Wow! That’s a lot of techniques on one card… incredible work Lysa!

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Next up, Clare, with a beautifully clean and simple watercolored creation. Our Typewriter looks so pretty in grey, and we love the sweet little explosion of flowers.

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Chitra’s beautiful, colorful card is our next winning entry. We love the way she has embellished our Tweed Pattern Stencil by adding polka dots over her inking. Genius.

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Our fourth winner is Zoey with this one layer masterpiece that is full of dimension. The sentiment from our Fancy Basics set looks stunning against that inky background, as does the carefully placed ‘never forget’ portion of our Thank You Definition.

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Finally, we have our random winner, chosen from all of the entries to the challenge. This time, the winner is Maria Giselle.

Congratulations to our talented winners! Ladies, please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, August 28th, including your list of $30 worth of products. Please include “One Layer Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge, we hope you had as much fun creating as we did judging!

Happy stamping,

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OWH Missing You with Social Club

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Hello, and welcome to Social Club. It’s no secret that we at Hero Arts just love our Operation Write Home Missing You stamp set, and it seems that you love it as much as we do! We keep seeing gorgeous projects in our Flickr pool created with this set, so decided it warranted a Social Club all of its own. We have chosen three fabulous creations to showcase, and hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

First in the spotlight is kate.dachovsa, who created these adorable cupcake toppers for her son’s party. We love her brightly colored critters, especially that striking purple bird!

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Next is Karin Akesdotter who has used the sheep stamp from the set as the focal point of her card, embellishing it with a tiny die cut heart. How cute!!

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And finally, Where is the Camera (Julia Altermann), who designed this oh-so-sweet card set. We especially love that pastel flock of sheep, and the fun coordinating envelopes.

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Ladies, thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful creations with us. To reward you, we would like to give all three of you our Chalkboard Messages digikit which we hope you will enjoy.

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Please send an email to winner@heroarts.com and we will send you your digikit.

And finally, thank you for helping us support Operation Write Home by purchasing this stamp set. As with all of our Operation Write Home products, 25% of the profits from this set go to support this brilliant organisation. You can find information about their work and how we are supporting them on our Operation Write Home product page.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy stamping,

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Beautiful Backgrounds with Social Club

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Hello, and welcome to Social Club! Today we have some beautiful projects to share with you that all feature stunning stamped backgrounds. Many thanks to our talented Flickr group friends for the continual inspiration!

Our first featured card is by llwillison1. We just adore her colorful Scattering Leaves, and the sentiment, from our Leaves Autumn set is the perfect match.

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Next, a pretty Christmas card by Papierstau by Sanne Lippert. Sanne used some of our ink daubers to create a faux watercolor effect with our Stunning Snowflake stamp.

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And finally, we have a beautiful tag by bdengler4 (Barb). Barb embossed our Leafy Vines stamp before adding a ton of Distress inks, Silhouette Grass and a butterfly from Antique Engravings. What a fabulous combination.

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Ladies - your projects are breathtaking. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us. As a reward, we would like to send the three of you our Holiday Houses digikit, perfect for all your holiday projects!

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Winners, please send an email to winner@heroarts.com and we will send you your digikit.

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And finally, a quick reminder about our current challenge. You still have a few more weeks to upload your holiday cards featuring Hero Arts embellishments, Neon inks or your favorite techniques to our challenge page. We are really looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a happy and inky day,

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Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge Winners

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hello, and welcome to our Stamp Your Story Inspiration Challenge winners post! First, we would like to thank all the wonderful and talented ladies (and gentleman) who entered this challenge. It was such fun to judge - seeing what you do with our products always excites us.  So, now it is time to announce the winners. And here they are…

First, we have Suzanne Dahlberg with this lovely, non-traditional Christmas card. Suzanne was inspired by Shari’s use of Brush Strokes stamps on THIS journal page. We love her combination of Mint Julep, Pale Tomato and Tide Pool inks. Yum!!

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Next up, a lovely Thinking of You card by Robin Mayfield. Robin was inspired by the layout of this card by Joy Taylor. We think the Brush Strokes paint splotches look fabulous layered over our Newspaper Background stamp.

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Our next winner, Juilien Jiang, was inspired by page 24 of our 2013 Holiday and Stamp Your Story catalog. We love her chalkboard style Christmas card - the extra white inking adds so much to our Winter Scene stamp.

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Kathy Wade’s colorful card and matching bookmark were inspired by this set of tags by Lisa Spangler. Such a pretty rainbow color scheme, Kathy!

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And finally Karin Akesdotter, with a stunning birthday card inspired by this card by Jennifer McGuire. The Leafy Vines makes a fabulous backdrop for her sentiment focal point and we just love her pretty flowers. And don’t you think that with just a simple change of sentiment, this would make a fabulous Christmas card too! Those flowers could easily become poinsettias.

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Congratulations ladies!! You have each won a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, October 17th, including your list of $50 worth of products. Please include “Stamp your Story Inspiration Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Be sure to check the blog soon for an announcement with the details of our NEXT contest! Yay!

Until then, happy stamping,

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Social Club says BOO!

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to a spooky Social Club. As we’ve started to see a smattering of Halloween cards crop up in our Flickr pool for our current contest, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the best Halloween creations from 2012. And here is what we found…

Cheiron Brandon’s fabulously inky tag is perfect! We love the white embossed skeleton, black Bat Background and the touch of glitter. Such fun.

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Simone Naoum used stamps from You Scare Me and Frightful to create her clean and simple card set. We love her use of white space, and the touch of sparkle.

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And finally, ~SylviaB~ who shows how effective simple stamping on patterned paper can make a card. A very atmospheric creation.

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Ladies, thank you for sharing these cards with us - we have really enjoyed revisiting them! As a reward, we would like to send the three of you our brand new Spooky Labels Digikit which we think you might enjoy.

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Winners, please send us an email and we’ll send your digikit to you - our winners’ address is located on the sidebar. If  you’d like a Social Club blinkie for your blog, just tell us in your email.

Have a great day, and happy stamping,

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Cling Fun with Social Club

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to Social Club. This month in our online store we are offering 10% off all Cling stamps starting with CG. That’s a whole lot of stamping goodness on sale!

And what better way to show off some of our fabulous Cling stamps than by showcasing some beautiful rainbow colored cards from our talented Flickr friends.

Our first card today is a colorful birthday card by crisbj82. We love the way she has used our Wish Big Candles Cling set to create her clever, masked design. Simple brilliance.

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Next up, stripey fish (Jean M). We adore her colorful Wildflower Garden, stamped with a rainbow of Distress Inks. Truly a special card for a special friend.

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And finally, anikaberlin, who used our Pinstripe Background to great effect on this stunning card. That happy rainbow background was certainly worth the extra effort.

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Ladies, thank you for sharing your cards with us. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to send you our new Summer Travel - Words digikit which we hope you will enjoy playing with.

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Winners, please send us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll send you your digikit.

That’s it for today, but Social Club will be back again soon. Until then, happy stamping!

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Stamp Your Story Contest Winners!

Monday, July 15th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to the winners’ post for our Stamp Your Story contest! We have loved seeing all our new stamps in action, and judging this extra special contest has been really tough! But the Hero Artists have made their selections from the hundreds of entries, and have chosen a number of stunning winners.

The first of our Fab Five, each of whom wins a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree, is Wanda Guess, with this super fun arty card. She has used our Journal Letters set, as well as a paint stroke stamp from our Texture and Shape set. And don’t you just love her choice of colors…

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Next, check out Anna-Karin’s beautiful camping layout which features a ton of SYS stamps. We love that she has incorporated a number of My Words stamps, and the clever way she has added texture using our Irregular Checkerboard Background stencil.

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Our third winner is Leigh, with this super bright neon card which certainly glows! Leigh used our new Neon Daubers along with stamps from our Brush Strokes and Glow Girl sets and we just love the end result.

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Next up, Cheiron Brandon shows us how fun and easy it is to create customized sentiments using stamps from our My Words set. Plus, we just adore her inky, arty background.

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And finally, Paperpicnic (Jayne) who designed this fabulous journal for her niece, using stamps from our My FavoriteNot Perfect and Notebook Essentials sets. Take a look at some of the journal pages too by clicking here. Isn’t it a wonderful gift?

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Congratulations Fab Five!! You have each won a $50 Hero Arts shopping spree! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, July 22nd. Please include “Stamp your Story Winner” in the subject line.

But wait… we could not stop there! We were so amazed by the talent on display that we decided to award some honorable mentions too. Each of these winners will receive a mystery prize. Yay!

Firstly, we have Vicky, who created these three beautiful and colorful cards with a whole range of SYS stamps.

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Next, Christine Kartenchaos, with this incredibly stylish and graphic creation.

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And finally, because she certainly made US smile, Laura Jane.

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Honorable mention winners, please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Thursday, July 22nd. Please include “Stamp your Story Honorable Mention” in the subject line.

Before we go, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Stamp Your Story contest. It was truly a pleasure and honor to judge your amazing entries, and we are very grateful that so many of you took the time to share your wonderful creations with our community.

That’s all for now, but be sure to check back later today for our second post of the day — including a video and the first sneak peek from our upcoming catalog!

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Sizzix Fun with Social Club

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

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Hello, and welcome to a sizzling Sizzix Social Club. This month, we are offering all our Hero Arts - Sizzix products at 15% off in our online store. It includes all of our Embossing Folder Pairs, Stamp & Die-Cut sets, and Stamp & Emboss sets. Awesome, right? So, today we thought we’d showcase some beautiful cards from our Flickr pool created with some of these fabulous products. Are you ready to be inspired?

First up, a stunning spring card by Pia Overgaard. Pia used our Silhouette Vines Stamp and Emboss set in a wonderfully unique way, inking up the embossing folder to create the matching background for her flowers. What a pretty outcome.

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Next, a beautiful window card by Rhea1967. We love the way the flowers from our Playful Flowers and Butterflies Stamp and Die-Cut set pop up in the window. Such a stunning effect.

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And finally, Vanessa.1978 who used our Chevrons Embossing Folder to create a background for her pretty summery thank you card. We love the way the die cut circle draws extra attention to the background.

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Ladies, your cards are fabulous, and we’d like to offer you a little reward for sharing them with us. This week’s Social Club prize is our new Journal Basics digikit, perfect for mixing with our new Stamp Your Story products.

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Winning ladies, drop us an email at winner@heroarts.com and we’ll send you your digikit.

And finally for today, a reminder about the Sizzix giveaway that we announced yesterday. You still have time to enter… so make sure you click HERE for details.

See you again soon,

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