Succulents…3 Ways

April 17th, 2015 by hero

Today we’re pleased to welcome guest designer Isha Gupta to the blog! She’ll be sharing three creative ideas for using the same stamp set in different ways. You’ll find complete instructions linked below each of her cards. Enjoy!

Hello everyone! Isha here. Today I’m so excited to share my creations here as a guest designer. Thank you Hero Arts for this awesome opportunity.

I wanted to share something special with you so I decided to challenge myself. My challenge? Use one stamp in three very different ways. I chose the Stamp Your Own Succulents stamp set. Furthermore, you’ll see that I used various techniques (yay!).

For this card, I simply stamped the succulents to create my own background. For some dimension, I used the inlaid die-cut technique for the tag. Finished it off with a die-cut sentiment and some embellishments.

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

For this card, I decided to make an acetate shaker card. For the succulent I stamped and embossed them onto vellum. Then I colored them from the backside.

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

Here I went for the no-line coloring technique using pencil colors. Love the effect, these images are perfect for an artistic approach.

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

It’s always a great day when you can get more mileage from your stamps. Big thanks to Isha for the gorgeous inspiration today, and thank you for visiting!

Happy weekend,


Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Tide Pool (AF223) Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF233) Say It All (CL574) STAMP YOUR OWN SUCCULENTS (CL839) CONGRATS STAMP & CUT (DC149)
Long and Cute Tags (DI046) OVERLAP CIRCLE FRAME (K6075) Acetate Notecards with White Cards And Envelopes (5) (PS454) StazOn Jet Black (SJ001) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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New Purr-fect Sentiments!

April 16th, 2015 by hero

Hello! Donna here, and I’m excited to share that the Playful Animals now have matching sentiments! And as my card states, they’re purr-fect to go with all of the cute critter stamps!

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

Take a look at all of the sentiments in CL870 Animal Messages. Hee hee! They are so cute!

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The Animal Messages set can be found in the new 2015 Summer Catalog and will be shipping to retail stores starting April 20, and in the Hero Arts Online Store on May 5.

When we were working on the new catalog, I colored a bunch of the sweet little Playful Animals, cut them out with the new Playful Animals die set, and mailed them off to Lisa. She used them in the catalog shots, and turned them into a couple of finished cards combined with the Animal Messages. It was fun to collaborate with Lisa on these cute little cards!

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I just “WUF” these new sentiments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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FISHBONE (A6080) YARN (A6081) CHEESE (A6082) Black Ink Pad (AF101) Tide Pool (AF223) Pinstripe Background (CG503)
Playful Animals (CL832) BABY ANIMALS (CL860) ANIMAL MESSAGES (CL870) SHY PANDA (D6088) PET TOYS FRAME CUTS (4) (DI115) DOG HOUSE FRAME CUT (DI116)
PLAYFUL ANIMALS FRAME CUTS SET (5) (DI122) DOG HOUSE (K6079) CUTE ANIMAL TRIO ARTISTIC IMPRESSION (LP383) Pool Mixed Layering Paper (PS640)

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Daisies Card

April 15th, 2015 by hero

Hi! It’s Mariana here again sharing a card with you. This card was created using a Stamp & Cut set called Butterfly & Flowers. One of my favorite flowers is the daisy. They are simple, fun and I just love the white/yellow combination they have.  I used them as my inspiration to create this card…

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

I achieved the background by splattering Butter Cup Ink Dauber a little bit diluted with water and a thin brush.  I have to say that before I splattered the ink solution, I masked the flowers with sticky notes, that way I kept the stamped flowers free of yellow spots. :)

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I used a sentiment from another Stamp & Cut set called Yes, and I embellished the card with three buttons and some black pearls.

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Now through April 3oth, the entire collection of Stamp & Cut sets is on sale for 15% off in the Hero Arts Online Store! Check them out HERE!

And the new Hero Arts Summer Catalog has been revealed this week, so please be sure to check out all the new fabulous products! They will begin shipping to your local stamp stores on April 20, and will be available in the Hero Arts Online Store on May 5!

Well, that’s all from me today. Thanks for joining me!

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Butter Cup Ink Dauber (AD008) Black Ink Pad (AF101) Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Midnight Black Accent Pearls (CH172) STAMP & CUTE YES (DC132) BUTTERFLY AND FLOWER STAMP & CUT (DC147)
Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Sunshine Mixed Layering Papers (12) (PS621) Five Line Background (S5885)

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Rainbow Stamp & Cut Hellos

April 14th, 2015 by hero

Hi there, it’s Cheiron here and today I am stamping in the colors of spring! I used all my favorite mid-tone shadow inks to create these rainbow colored cards. I’ve combined stamping with the fun “hello” die in the Hello Stamp and Cut set. This month only, ALL Hero Arts Stamp & Cut sets are 15% off! Stamp & Cuts include a 3 x 4″ clear stamp set and coordinating metal dies, in one convenient package.

For my first card, I stamped the hello all over my card and topped it off with the die and coordinating sentiment on the Overlap Circle Frame that has been stamped and embossed in vellum. I added the little sentiment by embossing with white on black.

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

For my second card, I overlapped the pattern a bit more in the same colors and added the hello die cut over the the stamped one so it would really pop out. I added a coordinating sentiment from this set and a tiny little heart. There are so many sentiment possibilities with this one little set!

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

Check out the entire collection of Stamp & Cut sets, and take advantage of the current discount! You can find all of them in the Hero Arts Online Store, right HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF235) Passion Flower Mid-Tone Ink (AF243) Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF246) Fresh Peach Mid-Tone Shadow Ink Pad (AF247) India Black Ink Pad (AF248) Lemon Yellow Mid-Tone Ink (AF261)
Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Ink (AF263) HELLO STAMP & CUT (DC151) OVERLAP CIRCLE FRAME (K6075) Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Black Notecards (PS688) Embossing Powder - White (PW110)
Ultra Fine Embossing Powder (PW111) Embossing Gun (PW200) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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The 2015 Summer Catalog is Here!

April 13th, 2015 by hero

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What do you say we start this week off right? We’re thrilled to let you know that the 2015 Hero Arts Summer Catalog is here and ready to browse! Click HERE to page through the catalog and see everything that’s new! Highlights include:

  • Six Color LayeringTM clear stamp sets
  • Five BIG 6×6″ Bold Prints cling backgrounds
  • Loads of new stamps and dies for baby and everyday
  • Three new Ombré Inks
  • Two new Mid-Tone Shadow Inks
  • More from the Clearly Kelly collection
  • Two new collections from BasicGrey — South Pacific and Tea Garden
  • Four stencils

There’s truly something for everyone! The new products begin shipping to local stamp stores starting April 20th. Watch for them to arrive in the Hero Arts Online Store on May 5th.

Summer stamping fun is just around the corner! Which new items from the Summer Catalog are you loving the most? We’d love to hear!

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Gift card winners!

April 13th, 2015 by hero

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 winner@heroarts.com 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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Summer Catalog Preview #5 + Giveaway

April 10th, 2015 by hero

Hello and happy Friday! Remember earlier in the week when we introduced you to our new Color Layering collection? (See it here if you missed it.) Well today we get to share another Summer Catalog preview, which just so happens to be loaded with even MORE Color Layering goodness! Check it out…

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CL867 Color Layering Butterflies, shown on the card at left, is sure to set your heart aflutter with its colorful possibilities. Creating these layered butterflies is quick and easy. And did we mention fun!?

The card on the right features the CL864 Color Layering Happy Day Flowers set, which is filled with all kinds of buildable flowers and stems that will bring your projects to life. Flowers seem to work for just about any occasion, don’t they?

Last but not least, the “thank you kindly” message is part of CL865 Color Layering Let Love Grow. You’ll be able to see the images from that and other Coloring Layering sets (birds, anyone?) next week when we reveal the Summer Catalog. Can’t wait!

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, April 11th at 11:59pm Pacific time. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 13th. Good luck!

There’s still time to comment on the other Summer Catalog preview posts for a chance to win as well. Here’s a roundup:

A big thank you for stopping by and sharing your feedback during this week of sneak peeks. We look forward to seeing you for the full Summer Catalog reveal on Monday. In the meantime, have a terrific weekend!

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Summer Catalog Preview #4 + Giveaway

April 9th, 2015 by hero

Hi everyone! Who’s ready for another Summer Catalog peek…and some good news to go along with it?

We’re thrilled to let you know that the Clearly Kelly collection is expanding! That’s right, Hero Arts and Kelly Purkey are back at it, and that means fun new stamps and dies for you…

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A handful of Kelly’s new clear stamps are sprinkled into the weekly planner above. Her personality and signature style shine throughout all of the designs! CL852 Kelly’s 100% Me and CL853 Kelly’s New Adventure are 3×4″ clear sets filled with fun expressions that will be perfect for scrapbooks, mini albums, planners and Project Life. “Just be your selfie”…love that! “Say yes to new adventures”…don’t mind if we do! “Good stuff right here”…indeed.

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Kelly also designed an awesome Stamp & Cut set. DC153 Kelly’s Planner Clips Stamp & Cut includes labels and flags (like the cute pink polka dot one above) along with months, days of the week, and three paperclip style dies that you can slip onto your pages or cards.

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, April 11th at 11:59pm Pacific time. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 13th, the day of the digital Summer Catalog reveal.

Be sure to pop in again tomorrow for our final preview and another chance to win a gift card!

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Summer Catalog Preview #3 + Giveaway

April 8th, 2015 by hero

Oh, baby! We could hardly wait to show you the next preview from our upcoming Summer Catalog. Meet two of our sweetest new clear stamp additions, CL854 Little One and CL860 Baby Animals

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These two sets are perfect for creating congratulatory baby cards, birth announcements, shower invitations, shower decorations, gift tags, scrapbook pages and more.

Kelly Rasmussen’s beautiful hand lettering graces the CL854 Little One set. Also included are smaller sans serif phrases that you’ll be able to mix and match to build an array of different baby-themed sentiments. Dots, curly strings, and small graphic elements round out this versatile set.

And how about a dose of cute? It’s doesn’t get much cuter than the CL860 Baby Animals set! In addition to the piglet and bear shown above, the set includes a cat, mouse, bunny, banner, and several messages. The animals are so much fun to color, and can be used for all sorts of occasions beyond baby. For those of you who love having matching dies for your stamps — we’ve got you covered on this one!

We hope you enjoyed today’s peek and to thank you for stopping by, we have a giveaway! For a chance to win a $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, April 11th at 11:59pm Pacific time. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 13th, the day of the digital Summer Catalog reveal.

See you tomorrow for another Summer Catalog preview. Have a fabulous day!

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Summer Catalog Preview #2 + Giveaway

April 7th, 2015 by hero

Welcome back! We have another Summer Catalog preview in store for you and today we’re going BIG.

Question: What’s big and square and full of inky possibilities? Answer: Bold Prints, our new collection of 6×6-inch cling background stamps!

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There are five Bold Prints in the Summer collection, three of which are shown above. Versatility is the name of the game with these large backgrounds. You’ll be able to stamp them on your card vertically, horizontally, or both! Since they are 6 inches square, they will cover a standard A2 card either way. If you stamp CG670 Drippy Lines both ways, you can make a fun plaid background. CG673 Cross-Hatch is a great design for watercoloring and all sorts of techniques. CG672 Paint on Canvas offers lots of irregular dots, reminiscent of small droplets of paint.

It’s easy to get even impressions with these large backgrounds by placing them rubber side up on the table, inking, and then bringing the paper to the rubber and pressing with your fingers. Check out all five of the Bold Prints when the digital version of the Summer Catalog is revealed next Monday!

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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 $10 Hero Arts Online Store gift card, simply leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, April 11th at 11:59pm Pacific time. We’ll pick a random winner from all of the comments and announce it on the blog on April 13th, the day of the digital Summer 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.

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