Catalog Reveal Giveaway Winners!

January 16th, 2015 by hero


Before we head into the weekend, we have some happy news to share — the winners of this week’s catalog reveal giveaways! Big thanks to all of you who joined in the reveal excitement and shared your comments with us. We appreciate your support and enthusiasm!

Drumroll, please. It’s time to announce those winners!!

First, the 2015 Spring Catalog giveaway goes to…

  • Debbie Lou with comment #264 on January 13th, 2015 at 7:17 am: “This is a great spring catalog! Makes me think spring right now. My favorites are the cactus set and the Operation Write Home stitched animals.”

And the Clearly Kelly giveaway goes to…

  • Tammie Koehnen with comment #111 on January 14th, 2015 at 6:51 am: “Really love the wallet systems stamps, I’ve never heard of that and it looks like something I would really like to try!”

Ladies, please contact us at, and we’ll get you set up with your prizes. Congratulations!

If you didn’t have a chance to check out the two new catalogs, we have provided links below. Just click on the covers to be taken directly to the digital versions. For those of you who have asked about purchasing hard copies, the catalogs will be available in our online store next week. Products from both catalog begin shipping out to stores in early February. It won’t be long!


Thanks again and enjoy the weekend!

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Masculine Perfect Pear

January 16th, 2015 by hero

Ever see a stamp and it is so inspirational that you don’t want the rest of the card to detract from it? That was my goal with this card and the pear from the new Stamp Your Own Fruit (CL835) set. I wanted people to see that gorgeous font, the cute shape of that pear, and the perfect size of the whole image! I set about making this masculine, image-focused card by stamping the image on white and instead of coloring it, using some splatter to give it color.


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

I had some scraps and put them to good use on the top of the card. And I know buttons are out, but to me, they are timeless. That’s code for I have a lot of buttons and I need to use them ;) Sooo, I placed one on the top of the paper for an embellishment. Now I am going to confess something, I am not so good at coloring. I do OTHER things with stamps that I am better at. Splatter is one of those things. I also do great with distress inking, paper piercing, stamping on patterned paper, well…you get the point. I took the bottle of spray and unscrewed the top. I flicked the tube end of the pump onto the card. No extra equipment, no water, nothing fussy.

I stamped the Canvas Background in Cup O’ Joe ink before placing the stamped portion on top with pop ups. It is my favorite background stamp of ALL time.  It’s an easy way to give your cards some texture.  In the end, I accomplished my goal in making a masculine card for my guy.

Thanks for stopping by,


Black Ink Pad (AF101) Cup O' Joe Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF214) Canvas Background (CG621) STAMP YOUR OWN FRUIT (CL835) Glue Tape (GW222) Snow Layering Paper (PS610)
Kraft Paper (PS627) Neon Blue Spray (WM107)

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Bokeh Love

January 15th, 2015 by hero

Hi there. Cheiron here with a Valentine “bokeh” just for you. I just love the bokeh effect that you see in photography, it’s such an easy and fun technique to recreate using paper and stamps.


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

To make this card, I used one of the tiny round stamps from the Basic Grey J’Adore Hello Love set and repeatedly stamped it around the space where the word love would go to create the bokeh effect. I die cut the word love and embossed it with gold embossing powder to create a fun embellishment. If you want to make multiples of this card, I would recommend doing all the stamped panels at once, since you will be switching inks a few times!

Thanks for stopping by,


Raspberry Jam (AF228) Unicorn Pigment Ink Pad (AF249) Dark Quartz Mid-Tone Ink (AF260) Ultra Pink Mid-Tone Ink (AF263) BG: J'Adore Hello Love (CL828) Love and Heart (DI081)
Floral Mixed Layering Paper (PS619) Blush Mixed Layering Paper (PS620) Embossing Powder - Gold (PW100) Ultra Fine Embossing Powder (PW111) Embossing Gun (PW200) VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (VC250)

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Critter Notecards

January 14th, 2015 by hero

Hello! Donna here and I’d like to share some fun little cards I made with the new Playful Animals (CL832) clear set.


Find out how to make these cards — click for complete supplies and instructions.

I chose some animals, colored them with Copics, fussy cut them, and attached them to smaller sized notecards I cut from Kraft Paper. I like how the colors pop against kraft. A few enamel dots were added for a bit of playful fun.

For a closer look, say hello to the adorable kitty. I think these would make great lunch box notes. And how cute would these critters look on some bookmarks or Valentine cards? These critters would also make adorable tags.


The images are cute yet simple, so they weren’t too difficult to trim. And no animals were harmed in the production of the cards. (Wink!)

The Playful Animals set, along with the rest of the 2015 Spring Catalog stamps, will begin shipping to stores in early February.

Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. - Don’t forget to comment on our two catalog reveal posts HERE and HERE for a chance to win some great prizes! Comments must be received by 11:59pm PST tonight.

Butter Bar Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF207) Green Hills Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF209) Tide Pool (AF223) Big Hugs (CL456) PLAYFUL ANIMAL (CL832) STAMP YOUR OWN FRUIT (CL835)
Snow Layering Paper (PS610) Sunsine Mixed Layering Paper (PS621) Foliage Mixed Layering Paper (PS622) Kraft Paper (PS627) Pool Mixed Layering Paper (PS640) Designer Woodgrain (S5208)

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The Clearly Kelly Catalog is Here…Along with a Giveaway!

January 13th, 2015 by hero

Welcome back! Yesterday we showed you our new 2015 Spring Catalog and today we’re following it up with another treat — the full reveal of the Clearly Kelly line! Hero Arts has collaborated with Kelly Purkey to bring you this collection that’s perfect for use in Project Life albums, pocket style albums, traditional scrapbooks, mini albums, planners, and more!

You can see everything in the catalog by clicking HERE or on the image below.


Highlights include:

  • 8 Clear stamp sets (3″x4″)
  • 6 Woodblock sets
  • 2 Stamp & Cut sets
  • 3 Cling background stamps
  • 2 Stencils
  • Wallet system
  • Paper pad (4″x6″)
  • And even sticky notes!

Noell Hyman from Paperclipping stopped by the Hero Arts booth at CHA to view the new collection. Would you like a closer look? Check out the video below (or here at Paperclipping) to hear all about it from KP herself. We just love the mini album she created with the wallet system — so innovative and fun!

What are your favorites from the Clearly Kelly line? We’d love to hear! Leave a comment below and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random and send her/him two of the new Clearly Kelly stamp sets! The giveaway is open until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, January 14th. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday. Good luck!

The Clearly Kelly collection begins shipping to your favorite local stamp stores February 2nd, and will be available in the Hero Arts Online Store February 24th. (Local stamp stores fulfill your orders from the online store, so we allow time for them to get them in stock.)

We want to thank you all for sharing your time and your comments with us during the past week as we’ve revealed our brand new collections. Knowing how much you enjoy seeing the designs makes us that much more excited. We can’t wait to see what you do with them. 2015 is going to be amazing!!

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2015 Spring Catalog Reveal & Giveaway

January 12th, 2015 by hero

Hello stampers! Can you guess what’s here today? As promised, it’s none other than our NEW 2015 Spring Catalog! The catalog debuted at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show over the weekend, and today we’re so excited to share it here in FULL with you!

You can see everything now by clicking HERE or on the image below.


We hope you love it just as much as we do! Once you’ve had a chance to browse the pages of the digital catalog, we’d love to hear which new products are tops on your wish list. Let us know by leaving a comment below this post and we’ll pick a commenter at random to receive a $25 Hero Arts shopping spree. It’s that easy! The giveaway is open until 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, January 14th.

Wondering when you’ll be able to get your inky fingers on the new goodies? The new 2015 Spring Catalog products start shipping February 2nd to your favorite local stamp stores. It won’t be long! The products will also be available in the Hero Arts Online Store starting February 17th.

Thanks so much for stopping by. (Don’t forget to leave your comment for a chance to win!)

Have a wonderful day,

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2015 Spring Catalog: Preview #6

January 9th, 2015 by hero

Happy Friday everyone! For the sixth (and final) sneak peek before the big reveal of the 2015 Spring Catalog, we’re sharing a little something from Kelly Purkey’s new collection with Hero Arts. (You can watch a short video about the Clearly Kelly line here if you missed it.)

Yana Smakula created a custom message on her beautiful card using a new clear set called Kelly’s Outline Letters


This little set is incredibly versatile and perfectly suited for stamping whatever it is you want to say. It includes not only letters, but also numbers, punctuation, and even several graphic elements, which Yana stamped behind some of the outline letters on the card above. It’s almost hard to believe all of that is packed into one simply modern, simply perfect 3″ x 4″ clear set!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the new catalog sneak peeks. The creative team will continue to share cards featuring new stamps this month and beyond. Have wonderful weekend and don’t forget to stop back next Monday and Tuesday for the FULL reveal of our 2015 Spring and Clearly Kelly catalogs!

Now…it’s time for CHA! Classes begin this morning and the show floor opens tomorrow. We’ll be in booth #2633 — please stop by if you’re at the show. We’d love to see you!

Happy stamping,

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2015 Spring Catalog: Preview #5

January 8th, 2015 by hero

Welcome back to our 2015 Spring Catalog previews! Are you ready for something playful? How about a dose of CUTE? We have you covered! Today we are excited to give you a look at our new Playful Animals clear set…


To create these adorable tags, Lisa paired the Playful Animals set with some BasicGrey patterned paper, coloring the animal images with watercolors and adding black enamel accents on the eyes and noses. Simply pop these tags onto cards for quick and easy greetings! So. Much. FUN. What do you think? We’d love to hear!

We’ll be back tomorrow with the final catalog preview before CHA. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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2015 Spring Catalog: Preview #4

January 7th, 2015 by hero

It’s day 4 of our 2015 Spring Catalog previews and time to share a stamp set that coloring enthusiasts are going to love! If you’re following Hero Arts on Facebook, you may have spotted this one earlier in the week — it’s the star of our new cover photo! Introducing Stamp Your Own Succulents


From plants to planters, this 4″ x 6″ clear set has what you need to start your own stamped succulent garden. There’s even a cool terrarium Fancy Die sold separately. These images are so much fun to color with markers, colored pencils, or watercolors! And they also mix nicely with our Stamp Your Own Cactus set (previewed HERE) — Lisa used the terra cotta pot from the cactus set on the cards above.

Just a reminder, the stamps shown here, as well as those featured in all of the previews to date, will begin shipping February 2nd. You’ll be able to view the new catalog in FULL right here on the blog next week so there’s plenty of time to start making your wish list!

Thanks for joining us. We’ll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek!

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2015 Spring Catalog: Preview #3

January 6th, 2015 by hero

Hi everyone! We’re excited to share another sneak peek from the new catalog with you today.

Meet our newest Stamp & Cut sets! With these, you’ll be able to create greetings for countless occasions. Each 3″ x 4″ clear set includes:

  • a main word (handwritten by our own Kelly Rasmussen)
  • a handful of smaller companion phrases to go along with the main word, allowing you to create custom messages
  • small icons including sequins, triangles, hearts, and stars
  • PLUS a coordinating die so that you can easily cut out those gorgeous handwritten sentiments.

So much goodness and versatility squeezed into one package!


We just love these cards Lisa created using the Happy, Hello, and Congrats sets. Rounding out the collection is a Thanks set (not pictured.)

Did you notice the gradation of color on the greetings? Lisa was able to easily achieve the look using something else brand new from Hero Arts — ombré ink pads! They will be available in pink to red, gray to black, pool to navy, butter to orange, and mint to green. Get ready for “ink”-redible technique possibilities with these!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. If you’re attending the CHA Mega Show January 9-13 in Anaheim we’d love to see you in booth #2633!

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