Holiday Collection Sneak Peek #4 + Giveaway

July 16th, 2015 by hero

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Hello and welcome to day four of the 2015 Holiday Collection by Hero Arts sneak peeks! This catalog includes a full collection from Lia Griffith and we must say that your jaw will drop when you see all the cute projects in the catalog. Here’s one peek to tide you over until Monday when we will reveal the full catalog!

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The Lia Griffith Collection by Hero Arts offers dies and stamps that coordinate to express your creativity, allowing you to wrap it, gift it, personalize it and stamp it for the holidays. The adorable little scene above is created using the Gingerbread House by Lia die and coordinating Make a Gingerbread House by Lia 4×6 clear set. The stamp set includes two different roof designs, various doors, windows and trees to complete a custom house design. These would be so cute as a table decoration for a holiday party!

This release also includes two new ink cube packs as well as some new 3×3 clear stamp sets that are perfect for creating cards and tags for holiday packages. And for all you coloring enthusiasts there are several wood and clear sets featuring adorable winter animals that are just begging to be colored!

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We hope you enjoyed the peeks today and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on July 20th, the day of the holiday catalog reveal.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our last sneak peek of the week!

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Holiday Collection Sneak Peek #3 + Giveaway

July 15th, 2015 by hero

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Hello stampers! It’s time for the next sneak peek from our upcoming 2015 Holiday Collection and today we are featuring a new dimensional die concept called Paper Layering Dies. Take a look!

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To use these dies you will cut as normal using the “half” Fancy Die and then fold back the cut out to reveal a complete dimensional die. Each die has cut and score lines that allow the design to “reveal” itself like a blooming flower as you open it up. In addition to the snowflake design featured above, we also will have an ornament, tree and pumpkin.

Also featured in the sneak peek are two of our five new Bold Prints cling stamps.  The Hand Drawn Snowflakes looks great tone-on-tone or white heat embossed and the Dot Moire pattern is a versatile design for any occasion. These 6×6 backgrounds offer maximum flexibility as you can use them in multiple ways — turn them in any direction and they will still fill a standard card or stamp multiple times to create your own design.

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We hope you enjoyed the peeks today and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on July 20th, the day of the holiday catalog reveal.

See you tomorrow for another holiday peek!

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Winners!

July 14th, 2015 by tami

Hi there! We’re popping in quickly between all of the holiday sneak peek goodness to share the winners of last week’s giveaway. Before doing so, we want to shout out a BIG THANKS to our passionate-about-paper readers who took time to share thoughts about paper collections with us. Your feedback is so valuable as we plan for future product releases and aim to bring you products you’ll enjoy using. Thank you! And now, for the love of paper, it’s time to announce our two $25 shopping spree winners…

  • Debbie Vasel - Comment #18 on July 9th, 2015 at 6:42 am
  • Gerrina - Comment #105 on July 10th, 2015 at 5:42 am

Congratulations! Please email winner@heroarts.com to claim your prizes.

Don’t forget to enter the holiday sneak peek giveaways all week long for opportunities to win shopping sprees! We’ve shared peek #1 and peek #2 so far, with plenty more on the way. Enjoy!

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Holiday Collection Sneak Peek #2 + Giveaway

July 14th, 2015 by hero

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Hi everyone! We’re back to share another holiday sneak peek (or two!)…take a look!

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The first peek includes two new additions to our popular ombré ink line! We are introducing both a red and green ombré pad that we think will be perfect for your all your holiday creations. These ink pads really shine when used with solid images like the poinsettia shown above.

The other peek is the Peace + Joy woodblock stamp featuring more of Kelly Rasmussen’s beautiful handwriting. The big bold message makes it a perfect image to use with the new ombré ink pads and can stand alone for a stunning holiday card. In addition to this stamp, we also have two more woodblock, two 4×6 clear sets and two Stamp + Cut sets all featuring Kelly’s writing. You will be able to check them all out when the digital version of the 2015 Holiday Collection by Hero Arts catalog is revealed on July 20th.

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We hope you enjoyed the peeks today and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on July 20th, the day of the holiday catalog reveal.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! We always love hearing your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to share it with us.

Enjoy the day!

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Holiday Collection Sneak Peek #1 + Giveaway

July 13th, 2015 by hero

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Hello and happy Monday! It is indeed a very happy Monday because we are sharing our very first sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday catalog!  The 2015 Holiday Collection by Hero Arts includes something for everyone — stamps, dies, inks, and full collections from both Lia Griffith and Kelly Purkey! Products will start shipping to retailers the week of August 3rd and will be available in the Hero Arts shop on September 1st.

Each day this week we will be sharing a sneak peek and the full catalog will be revealed on Monday, July 20th. With that said, let’s get on to today’s peek!

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Our first peek features the Dimensional Bird set, which is one of several new Color Layering sets. As you can see in the photo above, this set features an outline image of the bird that you stamp first and then fill in with all the coordinating parts of the bird. Each section of the bird is a separate stamp which makes it so simple to create any color of bird you want! In addition to the bird image, the set includes a branch and four holiday messages with a fun font mix. We also have three other Color Layering sets coming out featuring a Christmas tree, wreath and Fall trees.

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We hope you enjoyed today’s peek and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $25 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on July 20th, the day of the holiday catalog reveal.

Thanks for stopping by today — be sure to stop back tomorrow for sneak peek #2!

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Layered Flower Thank You

July 10th, 2015 by lucy

Hello. It’s Lucy here today, and I have a clean and simple die cut card to share with you. I love the gorgeous floral dies from the Lia Griffith catalog, and wanted to create a card showcasing the Mum Cutting Set. This was so easy to create. I simply die cut two flowers with each of the two dies, layered them up and adhered them together. Then I die cut two leaves from vellum and adhered them behind the flower. I added a blob of Glossy Accents to the centre of my flower then sprinkled it with seed beads.

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The sentiment is from the Friends by Lia set. I white embossed it onto some neutral patterned paper.

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

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy your weekend.

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Friends by Lia (CL875) Mum Cutting Set by Lia (DI129) Snow Folded Cards (PS566) Embossing Powder - White (PW110) Embossing Gun (PW200) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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Giveaway: For the Love of Paper

July 9th, 2015 by hero

Hi friends! Would you like to win a Hero Arts gift card? Read on!

We would love your input on a subject near and dear to all of our hearts — paper! Dream for a moment. What if someone gave you the opportunity to design your own paper foundation line? Think about cardstock…folded cards…maybe even envelopes. What would you wish for? Which characteristics are most  important to you when selecting a paper for stamping? Color? Price? Thickness? Size? Something else? The sky’s the limit. We are greatly appreciative of any feedback you would like to share. Thanks TONS in advance!

As a thanks for taking a few moments of your time, we’re offering two randomly selected winners a $25 gift card to the Hero Arts Online Store! Just leave your paper feedback in a comment here by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, July 12th. The gift card winners will be announced on the blog next week.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

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Stamp and Send a Little Bit of Sunshine

July 8th, 2015 by lisa

Hey there! It’s Lisa here with a sunny card to share. I used warm oranges, yellows and browns along with the Color Layering Graphic Flowers set for this card. I didn’t even keep track of what inks I used — I just grabbed all that I had and spread them out on my desk, then stamped away. As long as you use colors in the same family like this it’s all good.

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I gave the set a different look by using circle punches and scissors instead of using the matching die cuts. After punching out the flowers with the circle punches, I made notches with scissors and then curved some of the petals up. So fun and an easy way to get more from your stamps!

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Sending sunshine to all of you! xo

Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Cup O' Joe Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF214) Orange Soda (AF224) Sunshine Mixed Accents (CH216) Color Layering Graphic Flowers (CL862) Kraft Notecards with Envelopes (8) (PS507)
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Hello Friend

July 7th, 2015 by hero

Today I’m sharing a quick card using the Color Layering Graphic Flowers that can be easily mass-produced thanks to its matching Frame Cuts. Haven’t dies made our lives so much easier?

I chose summery colors of mid tone inks and stamped and die cut the flowers, including the stamen portion of the flower. The leaves do not have matching dies but their simple shapes are easy to fussy cut by hand.

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

For a bit of interest, I stamped a portion of the Drippy Lines Bold Prints and adhered the flowers and leaves over it. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment that comes with the set.

See the entire line of Color Layering stamps HERE in the Hero Arts Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Bubble Gum Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF208) Orange Soda (AF224) Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF236) Lime Green Mid-Tone Ink (AF262) Drippy Lines Bold Prints (CG670)
Color Layering Graphic Flowers (CL862) Graphic Flowers Frame Cuts (DI126) Foliage Mixed Layering Paper (PS622)

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge Winners

July 6th, 2015 by lucy

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Hello, and welcome to the Tic Tac Toe challenge winners’ post. We had lots of fabulous entries for this challenge, and would like to thank everyone who entered. As always, judging was super hard, but we have chosen our favorite four cards and are ready to announce the winners!

First up, it’s paperpicnic (Jayne) with a card that features watercoloring, a tag, and Jayne’s favourite colour - navy blue. We think our Color Layering Bird and Branch stamps look absolutely stunning on this beautiful card.

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Next, we have Gayatri Murali who chose to use circles, a background stamp and watercoloring. The vibrancy of her Succulents watercoloring combined with the beautiful sequins makes this card really pop.

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Our third winner is Karin Akesdotter, with this soft and pretty creation. Karin chose to use a background stamp, birthday theme and die cutting on her card, and we just love the results, especially the inlaid die cut butterfly.

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And finally, it’s Nicole Parmentier with a stylish and unique birthday card featuring our Set Sail stamp set, along with our Waves Background. There’s so much to admire in this fun card… and we just love it.

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But we haven’t quite finished… it’s time to announce our random winner, chosen from all entries. And this time, it’s Kelly Latevola.

Winners, congratulations! Please contact us at winner@heroarts.com with your address and phone number by Monday, July 13th, including your list of $30 worth of products. Please include “Tic Tac Toe Challenge Winner” in the subject line.

Thank you again to everyone who entered, and happy stamping,

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